Certification as a member of the National Council of Environmental Journalist in Pakistan.
Together with renowned journalists who presented me with the certificate.
  • We are the People who change the World

    As you see the hustle bustle of this metropolitan city one would find it hard to imagine that there is another side of Pakistan in complete ruins.

    A side which has become a constant victim to natural calamities, a side in which sectarian rifts have resulted in the murders of countless innocent people, a side where basic enmities like water, food and shelter are no where to be found.

    Sadly this particular side of Pakistan receives little to no attention.
    But I think "we" can change that, together all of us.

Certification as a member of the National Council of Environmental Journalist in Pakistan.
Together with renowned journalists who presented me with the certificate.

Hosting the Launch of NCEJ – The inaugeration of the National Council of Environmental Journalist was held on Nov 13, 2012. I had the honor of not only being the youngest member accepted into the council but also was chosen to host the launching event of the council at Pearl Continental in Karachi Pakistan. Members in … Continue reading

A fisherboy on the shores of the Karachi beach next to one of the Environment Protection Agency’s ecological significant mangrove forest. Photo by S. Aown Shahzad / Pakistan

The “Green Life Value” as a new way to put a price on nature

  In our modern world  the financialization of nature is already done whether we like it or not. For instance the price of a tree is determined by its timber. Only a quarter of the actual use of a tree is through its timber though. Therefore in establishing the economics of nature we need to … Continue reading

Religion, Pilgrimage and the Global Economy

Religion and its old age rituals have always been a source of fascination for people, if not a source of devout enlightenment. However in the 21st century religious events, pilgrimages, in particular, have surfaced as an inexhaustible treasure for the new age economic globalization. From the glimmering streets of the Vatican City, to the bright lit Mecca … Continue reading

Photo by Aown Shahzad

The State of Poor Urban Women of Pakistan

  Poverty in Pakistan can be noted as endemic — spreading across the country at an alarming rate. In a population of 180 million, Pakistani people living below the poverty line account for 21% of the entire population according to the World Development Indicators (WDI) 2013 report by the World Bank. In circumstances like this, urban areas … Continue reading

The Arab Regression

Esteemed as the birthplace of Islam and the nucleus of religious enlightenment with its sacred cities of Mecca and Medina and in particular the House of God – The Holy Kabáh, the country of Saudi Arabia stands is one of the most powerful and respected Muslim nations in the world. At the same time however, this … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s Edhi Effect

As the Pakistani successive regimes fail at achieving a superlative mark in the provision of basic social services to its people, we see how one particular man stood up and made a paramount difference in the lives of an entire nation. Today when it comes to human development, governments in second and third world countries … Continue reading

Terrorist attacks in Pakistan

Cities attacked by Terrorism in Pakistan

The following list comprises of names of cities, districts, villages and a few remote communities and areas within rural regions in Pakistan that were attacked by Terrorist operations during the last decade. The corresponding image of the map of the country showcases how the distribution of these attacks is prevalent through the all regions. Terrorist attacks including … Continue reading

Copyright: WFP/Amjad Jamal

Ending the Food Crisis

One in seven people in the world will go to bed hungry tonight. That’s more then 925 million people suffering due to the food crisis across the globe as estimated by the World Food Programme. For the majority in Pakistan the scenario is no different – masses of men, women and children suffer day and … Continue reading

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Peoples Project – Call for Entries!

This project is being carried out to praise the little yet significant things of our natural habitat, that usually go unnoticed. The goal is to get a reflection essentially of all the simplicity and complexity, our Earth encompasses. Our primary focus is on natural things around us that we take for granted and don’t genuinely … Continue reading

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