Category Pakistan

CIA Drone Strikes

Armed drone strikes are a controversial tactic that was and is still being pursued by the American Government in order to curb the threat of terrorism from Pakistan. They have been centred on the tribal areas of the country and have been criticised for the lack of precision they have had in targeting armed combatants […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Lahore, Pakistan Urban households start early to prepare the evening meal  

Human Trafficking in Pakistan Part 4 – The Government Response

In 2002, the US, in their annual report on trafficking in persons, took Pakistan off the watchlist as countries who were not making any effort in the fight against trafficking. The reason for this removal was because Pakistan made an action to create a piece of legislation, called the Prevention and Control against Human Trafficking […]

Human Trafficking in Pakistan Part 3 – Testimonials

Saleema’s Story* Saleema was kidnapped when she was 9, raped 2 years later after being sold to a human trafficker Iqbal. She was raped again, kept in domestic servitude and was claimed as Iqbal’s wife, even though there was no ceremony. She had 2 children by the age of 14. She tried to escape many […]

Human Trafficking in Pakistan Part 2 – Modus Operandi

Human trafficking is big business! It’s the third largest revenue generator from an illegal source, after drugs and guns and hidden operations have been found in every continent and the most surprising locations. Methods boil down to old fashioned organised crime, corruption, psychological and mental intimidation. In Pakistan, while organised crime is strongly linked to […]

Human Trafficking in Pakistan. Part 1 – National Context

Before 2008, ‘human trafficking’ was not really an issue in my world. It was something I had heard of, something to do with prostitution and girls who had no choice – I mean I’d seen the Barclaycard style adverts campaigning for the fight against trafficking in persons. But I got a rude awakening from reading […]

Citizens Archive of Pakistan – Exhibition

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan hopes to discuss the long-term effects of violence in our country and engage the public in providing and acting upon solutions to the problems we face. This is my Story : Dialogue with Pakistan is part of a broader initiative which includes a public exhibition, a social media campaign and […]