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Women heralding the winds of change in Pakistan

By Farahnaz Zahidi Moazzam KARACHI, Pakistan: From a country where terrorism, extremism, inner strife and polarization continue to eat at its roots, good news is reaching out globally from a perhaps unexpected source — its women. Pakistani women are fighting for more than just the empowerment of women. They are taking center-stage in Pakistan’s fight against …


Pakistan’s first Oscar

By Beena Sarwar BOSTON, Massachusetts: Pakistan’s online community erupted in virtual cheers as Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy received an Academy Award (or Oscar) recently in Hollywood for co-directing the Best Documentary (Short Subject). A Tweet by Pakistani blogger Anthony Permal summed up the feelings of many of his compatriots: “A woman from Pakistan, who made a film …


Pakistani women have a league of their own

by Sara Khan LONDON: At a time when many Pakistanis think that not much seems to be going right in Pakistan — floods, suicide bombings, a weakened democracy, charges of corruption and game-rigging against the once beloved national men’s cricket team — the country’s national women’s cricket team and their win at the 16th Asian Games …


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