Women’s Action Forum national convention, Lahore 1982

The Friday Times | Nov 17, 2006 Courtesy: Lala Rukh. Women’s Action Forum, taken at WAF’s national convention in Lahore in October, 1982. What began as spontaneous reactions to Gen Zia ul-Haq’s anti-women laws developed into life-long struggles for equality, education and health. Between them, these women have either founded or worrked for Simorgh, Shirkat Gah, ASR, Aurat Foundation, SAHE, Lahore Grammar School and the National College of Arts. Standing from left: Farida Sher, Najma Sadeque Second row: Samina Rehman, Rukhsana Rashid, Farida Shaheed, Ghazala Rehman, Fareeha Zafar, Nighat Said Khan, Aban Marker-Kabraji First row: Humaira Rehman, Khawar Mumtaz, Sultanat … Continue reading Women’s Action Forum national convention, Lahore 1982

Swatting about

The Friday Times | Nov 10, 2006 Imaduddin Ahmed finds a good holiday in off-season Swat   As a resident of Turkey, where they have faith in the science of astrology, Bade was able to pinpoint that the Eid holidays would come at the end of October. Perfect timing for an off-season break to northern Pakistan. We’d avoid the summer rush of tourists escaping the heat and we’d avoid the winter rush of ski tourists. We’d also avoid their litter and noxious car fumes. A five day trip, our travel agent – Himalayan Holidays – recommended, would be adequate for … Continue reading Swatting about