Aisha Ghumman

Aisha Ghumman

A civil servant with the 40th common batch and a graduate of LUMS.

Mr PTI Chairman, we have a problem

Dear Mr Chairman (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf), Your meteoric rise as a powerful alternative political force in Pakistan was a reflection of the belief of the educated middle class in your slogan of ‘change’. For the first time, in recent history, our people saw a ray of hope against corruption, nepotism, plutocracy, injustice and entrenched hereditary politics. You mobilised the sceptic and the idealist, the old and the young, the religious and the liberal, the elite and the poor, by your strident call, ‘Tabdeeli aa nahi rahi, tabdeeli aa gayi hai’ (Change is not yet to come, change is already here). Men and women flocked to your jalsas in millions to ...

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Save Balochistan before it’s too late!

“We believe every country and nation is entitled to nurture and promote these (human rights and democratic)values in accordance with their own historical experience, cultural and religious values” said Ms Khar during a meeting of foreign ministers in Iran ahead of Non Aligned Movement (NAM) summit. The underlying fear wrapped in layers of suspicion of a ‘foreign hand’ involved in our land of the pure is yet again evident in Ms Khar’s ostensible message. Defining human rights in the context of cultural and religious values is injustice to a phenomenon that transcends such reductionist boundaries. These values of human rights and ...

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