Areej Fatima Naqvi

Areej Fatima Naqvi

A student of Media Studies at CBM, she enjoys reading, writing and meeting new people. She tweets as @AreejNaqvi (twitter.com/AreejNaqvi)

The night we were robbed: Give us your gold or we’ll take your daughter

The night was dark and gloomy, much like my life has been since the incident. Ever since it happened, I feel like I’m drowning every second, gasping for air as I feel my body becoming heavier. I seem to exist as a mere hollow body bereft of its soul. It was 4:00 am when the door of my room opened and someone switched on the light and pulled the blanket off me. Through bleary eyes, I saw my father standing by my bed. It was only when he gently told me to get up quietly and not make a sound that ...

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