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Zofeen T. Ebrahim

As glacial lake bursts, preparation saves live in Pakistan

Jul 11 2019

KARACHI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to prepare Pakistani mountain communities threatened by the collapse of glacial lakes, as climate change brings faster glacier melt, paid off this week as a flood ravaged five villages in Chitral district but appeared to cost no lives, Pakistan and international officials said.

As water disappears, parched southern Pakistan farmers march north

Jul 08 2019

KARACHI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As shopkeeper Ali Akbar went to open his store last week along the main street of Thatta, in Pakistan’s Sindh province, he found himself wading through a sea of people who had blocked the road, causing an enormous traffic jam.

Laundry advert promoting working women sparks furor in Pakistan

Jun 27 2019

KARACHI/LAHORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. detergent advert that encourages women to pursue careers has sparked a debate over women's rights in conservative Pakistan, with critics urging people to #BoycottAriel.

Poor Pakistani women trafficked as 'brides' to China

May 09 2019

KARACHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Natasha Khokar was married off to a Chinese man last year, she was promised a life of wealth in a posh home. Instead, she was locked up in a shanty with not even a quilt or a toilet.

From catwalks to news, Pakistan's transgender community aims to shift attitudes

Mar 26 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the first transgender news anchor in Pakistan, Marvia Malik is proud to be at the forefront of changing attitudes in her country but she says there is a long way to go.

From catwalks to news, Pakistan's transgender community aims to shift attitudes

Mar 26 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the first transgender news anchor in Pakistan, Marvia Malik is proud to be at the forefront of changing attitudes in her country but she says there is a long way to go.

With a green light from Karachi, Pakistan's women-only taxis eye new cities

Dec 24 2017

KARACHI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Braving whistles, catcalls and vulgar remarks, Karachi's female taxi drivers are determined to stay on the road to ferry women safely around the teeming city - from home to the office, to college and even to late night wedding parties.

Don't we count? Transgender Pakistanis feel sidelined by census

Oct 06 2017

ISLAMABAD, Oct 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Pakistani census officials came to the home of Aisha, a 27-year-old transgender woman in Lahore, she was marked down on their documents as a man.

Freewheeling women: campus bikes liberate Pakistan's female students

Sep 21 2017

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Senam Khan, one of the founders of a bike sharing scheme on a Pakistani university campus, the start-up has had unexpected - and welcome - consequences.

Pain and despair as Rohingya families in India and Pakistan watch from afar

Sep 12 2017

KELAMBAKAM, India/KARACHI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a dilapidated shelter in south India, surrounded by squalor, Alakamma Bibi dials her home in Myanmar every few hours.

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