Daily Archives: June 10, 2017


Transport – one of the main hurdles in girls’ education

by Safeer U Khan “Give me an educated mother, I shall promise you the birth of a civilized, educated nation”. Though this saying of Napoleon Bonaparte has become a cliché now, yet it remains as relevant as ever. Girls’ education is all the more important because they are the ones who are going to bring up our next generations. In recent years, I had the opportunity to interact with various communities in remote villages, and discuss girls’ education with men, women and girls themselves in district Chakwal. I have drawn two conclusions: It is a myth that people are against girls’ education […]


Breast Cancer – something we should not ignore

by Arshad Mahmood I didn’t think much about breast cancer until last year when a close relative, who was living a remarkably healthy life, was suddenly asked by her family doctor for further investigations to confirm whether she had breast cancer. The news sent out a shockwave across the family. A happy family with a routine life was suddenly faced with an uphill task of visiting Lahore almost every week for the investigations and later, when it was confirmed, for treatment. This disturbing period resulted in the husband experiencing a heart attack. It was a year-long painful and exhausting exercise […]