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Sana Saif Tirmazee

Sana Tirmazee is a Journalist by profession with particular interest in human rights, human development, gender empowerment and international relations.

Selling more than just a product

        An Indian advertisement cum public service message (PSM) is making rounds on social media about men sharing load of household chores with the women. The advertisement has struck a chord with women at several levels. While women keep reposting the ad every time they watch it, men apparently have chosen to…

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February 29, 2016


PSL- moments of national pride

February has traditionally been about Valentine’s Day in Pakistan (like the rest of the world) and more recently about Literary Festival in Karachi and Lahore. But not anymore! Henceforth, this is going to be the month of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Some would say it is not that big a deal. However, for a Pakistani,…

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February 8, 2016


Gearing up against terror threats

  Photo Courtesy: Danial Hassan   Punjab government recently ordered training of security guards of educational institutions across the province. Mock terror attack training of police personnel and surprise raids at universities are also part of this new series of pre-emptive measures being adopted by the provincial government. It was one such mock anti-terror training…

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January 30, 2016


Save your mother tongue

    Across the world people keep switching between two or more languages as and when it suits them. This code switching is significant of multilingual people. It has also been historically the reason why languages keep evolving or in many cases become extinct. In the case of Pakistan, Urdu is the national language but…

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January 22, 2016


Mouthwatering Winter Treats

  Winters hail the beginning of holiday season and celebrations all over the world. Temperatures drop below freezing point, and layers upon layers of clothing don’t seem enough to bear the chilling winds. Fog engulfs cities bringing visibility at some places down to zero. Hot beverages like coffee, tea, kehwas etc, and dry fruits become…

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January 9, 2016


Mujhe dushman k bachon ko parhana hai

        Exactly a year ago, over a hundred of souls were brutally gunned down at Army Public School, Peshawar. The incident left every eye tearful and every heart aching. Boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16 left their homes for school and returned to their parents in the form…

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December 17, 2015


Polio Paralysing Our Future

Our greatest fears have materialized. First that Pakistan is one of the only two countries in the world still struggling to root out polio and save future generations. And the other that travel restrictions have been imposed on us. Anyone travelling outside of Pakistan will have to be vaccinated against polio regardless of age. It…

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August 31, 2015


Gender Responsive Policing: A Far Cry or a Possibility?

It was at a conference in Lahore last year that I first came across the term ‘gender responsive policing’ (GRP). It came as a surprise to see that efforts were directed towards gender sensitisation of police in Pakistan; surprising because police in Pakistan has never been viewed favourably by people.   Victims of crimes would…

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August 22, 2015


Celebrating freedom, forgetting its spirit

  By: Sarah Raza Ansari Celebration is in the air and preparations are in full swing to commemorate the day when with the resolute leadership of a few and sacrifice of thousands, millions won a country for themselves…a place they could call homeland. National flag adorns streets and roof tops in the moist air of…

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August 17, 2015