Mehwish Zuberi

Mehwish Zuberi

A recent high school graduate who will be majoring in social sciences from LUMS this fall. She is a YES alumna, youth activist and blogger.

August 12, 2011

The every day kind of fanatic

On a cold December afternoon of 2009 my Uncle and 16-year-old cousin were martyred in a bomb blast in Rawalpindi. Earlier that year, I had heard the term suicide bomber and figures of casualties on the TV innumerable times. But each time, there were a few moments of grief and then I would go back to finishing dinner or doing my homework. The reality of these words didn’t sink in until I lost my own dear ones to an act of religious fanaticism. I will always remember the smell of gun powder, roses and blood in the air from that tragic ...

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