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Farahnaz Zahidi
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Farahnaz Zahidi is a Pakistani writer, editor, media trainer and communications expert. Her areas of focus include human rights, gender, peace-building and public health.

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Emergency Contraceptive Pills: The misunderstood savior for Pakistan?

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2016 | 4:30 AM


It does not work by means of abortion, has no effect on future fertility, does not increase risk of diseases like cancer or stroke, and will not harm a fetus or cause birth defects if a woman already happens to be pregnant. Yet,...

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Imran Khan's Followers -- His Weakness or His Strength?

(21) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 11:49 AM

Pakistan's political frenzy is continuing as the world looks on. It is almost a month since the wave of protests began in Pakistan's Federal Capital Islamabad. Thousands have left their homes at the call of Pakistan's most popular political figure, Imran Khan, and the relatively progressive cleric Dr. Tahirul Qadri....

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Can I Give Charity to a Thief, a Prostitute or a Non-deserving Person During Ramadan?

(6) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Pakistan is internationally known for many things. For the surge of extremism. For the footballs we supplied to the World Cup. For an often exaggerated emphasis on the "miseries" of its people. But it is lesser known for being one of the most charitable nations in the world. It is...

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Why Is the Burqa a Buzzword?

(169) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 3:23 PM

She sat on a corner table of a busy, happening Karachi restaurant. In a greyish cloak-like garb, which in later years would be known as an abaya in Pakistan, she wore a matching triangular head scarf, with one end of it arranged neatly over her face with the help of...

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