Affan Javed

Affan Javed

A development professional whose work focuses on increasing opportunities for young people in Pakistan through education, leadership development and entrepreneurship. He works for a number of organisations, including Children Global Network Pakistan (CGN-P), Developyst and AIESEC Pakistan. He tweets as @affanjaved (twitter.com/affanjaved)

Sign this petition to save Pakistan from ‘vulgarity’?

As I was about to enter the Blue Dome Mosque in F-10 Markaz, Islamabad, for Jumma prayer, I was stopped by three pious-looking individuals, wearing white turbans and shalwar kameez. They thrust a paper at me and declared that it was my duty as a Muslim to sign the petition. Blue Dome Mosque in F-10 Markaz, Islamabad. Photo: Affan Javed When I asked them what the petition was about, they verbally explained that it was a request to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to ban behaya (lewd) content, all across the country. When I questioned them further, they seemed to get irritated and ...

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