Faizan Afzal

Faizan is a freelance journalist and a social worker

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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