Anonymous FS

Anonymous FS

An intern at FES-Pakistan. He is half German and half Pakistani and his areas of interest are poltical sciences and world politics.

A German’s rendezvous with the real Pakistan

Terrorists, bomb blasts and religious extremism; these were the things that automatically came to my friend’s minds at the mere mention of Pakistan. When I told them that I would be going to Pakistan for three months, one of them jokingly remarked, “Aah, you’re joining jihad.” My grandparents were very afraid; they probably thought I would be entering the heart of the evil. This was the perspective of my German family when I told them I was going to Pakistan for three months for an internship with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Pakistan, in Islamabad. Next was my father’s voice, probably with the image in ...

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