Seep Akhtar

Seep Akhtar

The author is a fourth year MBBS student. She is a social activist. She runs volunteer programs at SIUT and INDUS hospital and is an Ex Pildat Youth parliamentarian. She tweets @SeepAkhtar twitter.com/SeepAkhtar

Capitalism, the disease that breeds social injustice

A while back, a story went viral on the internet about a young girl, who worked as a house maid. Long story cut short, she asked her employer for an advance because her mother was extremely ill, but her employer refused. A few hours later, the very same employer showed the house maid the brand new lipstick she had just bought – a MAC product worth more than her salary. The house maid was naturally furious and disappointed: What happened then? Did the house maid’s mother survive? I doubt it. She didn’t have enough money for the treatment and her employer had refused to give her ...

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