Dr David Hansen
Dr David Hansen has conducted surveys of thousands of Pakistani middle-class families for his thesis dissertation, “Radical Ideas, Moderate Behaviour”.
“Very few people see any contradiction in using radical rhetoric while remaining moderate in their actions; there is little reflection on the possibility of words being translated into action by a few. It is imperative for us to differentiate between …
Locked and Forgotten
The story of a patient with psychosis undergoing trial on blasphemy charges
In this illness, the patients are not in touch with reality, their perceptions change, they can hear voices sometimes,” he says, adding that most patients of psychosis claim to be perfectly normal but a psychiatric examination shows otherwise.…
Amid fear and apprehension
People in Chitral are generally unhappy with army deployment in their district
Mostly nomadic, the people of the area usually move to the lower part of the country in winter due to extremely cold weather but this time round they were forced to leave their homes much earlier than usual.
Dispatches from the camps
Of families living on roads with livestock and makeshift housing
However, a new challenge now faces this small group of people. Their tents, which had initially been pitched in a field, now look as if they are standing on tiny islands, because the field is filling with water.
When the image of one tragedy is a document of everyone’s loss
The stories they portrayed, though not outside the sphere of recognisable tragedy, thus appeared refreshingly real. The participants included those who have suffered themselves as well as those who have made the effort to travel to unsafe areas to document …
Reserved for the future
Even limited electricity production from Thar coal is still a while away
In the last one year alone, the Sindh government has realised that almost all its infrastructure projects for Thar coal were either too ambitious financially or too big to be completed in time for speedy mining and power generation. In …