Safiyeh A. Cheval

Safiyeh A. Cheval

Freelance writer and lifelong learner. A former sub-editor at The News and Dawn. Writing the untold stories of great human beings, because their celebration of life is what inspires and effects change in all of us. Facebook profile: (www.facebook.com/safiyeh.cheval.7)

Trigger happy in Karachi

I grew up in a city where guns were unheard of. People moved about freely. Neighbours, family and friends dropped in without informing. Gates were left open and doors unlocked. We were taught never to point a gun at anyone or even threaten anyone. We were repeatedly reminded of guns being a matter of life and death and a grave responsibility. The only exposure we had to guns was when we went up North during summers. Over there, a man was not a man unless he had a gun hanging on his shoulder as carrying guns signified manhood. Pakistani laws ...

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