Faizan Afzal

Faizan is a freelance journalist and a social worker

Sorry girls – PSL is not for you

By Faizan Afzal  As a 90’s Kid, I have no clear memory of the 1992 World Cup. I was hardly a year old at the time. I haven’t seen a single match of 1992 world cup. The only clippings from 1992 world cup, I remembered, was from the video of that national song ‘Hey Jazba Janoon’…

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Lasbela: Heaven for footballers in a cricket loving nation

By Faizan Afzal  Watching a football match at Winder football ground with a roaring sea of youngsters and teenage schoolers can be exhilarating. It can also be educative. If you keep your eyes and ears open, you can see signs of a new nation peeking out of its old shell; hear the rasping of tidal social change….

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NGO reforms – To be, or not to be, that is the question

By Faizan Afzal See the growth and impact Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) has spurt in the developing world and you would be forgiven for thinking the world becomes a more caring place every day. However, NGOs never have it easy. They face sanctions and dismissed if work individually, without the government, and if they try to cuddle-up…

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No place for strong women

By Faizan Afzal It’s a man job to respect women, but it’s a woman job to give him something to respect. This line sums up entire aura of female existence in Pakistan’s cyberspace. Our society is epitome of double standards between men and women. What considered normal for one gender is deemed immoral and pathetic…

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We Are Robbing Their Future

By Faizan Afzal “Fold the Jaye Namaz (prayer mat) or the Satan will pray on it”, Molvi Saab at a mosque in Hub Chowki, Lasbela said to a pupil. “Isn’t that a good thing?” the kid asked. Yes, the kid is right! Making Satan pray is a good thing. During my three months stay in…

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We are ‘Aung San Suu Kyi’ in disguise

By: Faizan Afzal As the plight of the Rohingya’s Muslim of Burma goes from bad to worse, opinions in Pakistan is same like the rest of the world. Everyone here want the atrocities of Rohingya’s to end and a permeant solution of the crisis, acceptable to all stakeholders including Rohingya’s and Myanmar state, on the…

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Water Governance: Institutional alternatives and development cooperation

By: Faizan Afzaal The recent policy of Trump administration of pulling the United States (US) out of Paris accord is the perfect example of how much we are concerned with the well-being of our planet. As our world is facing a momentous issue of global warming and water scarcity, our focus from the issue is…

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Inclusive education: Pakistan can learn from BRAC

Inclusive education: Pakistan can learn from BRAC Bangladesh experience When I landed at Dhaka Airport last month, I was struck by so many similarities between Pakistan and Bangladesh that I turned to Google map to confirm my current location. With so many similarities, there are some contrasting differences too. Pakistan and Bangladesh are a natural…

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