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Islamabad

March 11, 2018
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Islamabad

March 11, 2018

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— The upcoming election for the prestigious position of Chairman of the Senate and the wheeling and dealing that is going on between all the stake holders. People say they are dependent on the media to give them information but there are so many versions of what is supposedly happening that the public is confused and is waiting with bated breath to see what will eventually take place in this battle between two major political parties.

— the first-ever Thari Hindu woman to be elected to Pakistan’s Senate and what a feather in the cap it is for her as well as the party which nominated her. People say her attaining the status of senator is historic because she hails from Tharparkar, where women are to date are deprived of basic facilities; battle hunger and poverty early in life and are also victims of bonded labour and still she has emerged a strong woman ready to fight for women’s emancipation.

— the sad fact that disabled persons have wakened up to agitate for their rights because the government is least concerned about this section of the populace and they are mostly left to manage on their own. People say all over the civilised world, disabled citizens have special privileges; concessions and convenient means to navigate their wheel chairs to make their lives easier, but in this part of the world they are treated like the lesser children of God.

— the #MeinBhi campaign that has been initiated by some brave women to make the public aware of sexual harassment and do something about it so that the future generation of girls are safe and do not have to suffer in silence like they did. People say while some narrow minded persons criticise them for following western ideals, generally, there is appreciation for the bold stance they have taken, especially from those who have young girls in the family.

— the media blitz about the final of PSL 3 that is scheduled to be played in Karachi and how cricket obsessed people are getting ready to attend the affair with all flags flying. People say there is so much negativity expressed by certain elements of society on entertaining events that any one that brings relief and excitement is welcomed with hysteria, especially one that offers sporting thrills and entertainment like concerts etc: in one packet.

— the other young Pakistani – this time a girl who is only nine years old – making headlines because at this tender age she has managed to scale an over 5000 ft. high peak in Hunza. Known now as the ‘Mountain Princess,’ this brave girl has been inspired by Imran Khans motivational words to aim high and despite concerns for her health and safety by some mountaineers, she will be attempting other peaks before attempting to scale Mount Everest in 2019.

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