Tag Archives: Pakistan

Breast Cancer – Time for an Attitude Shift

It was the summer of 1999. A bunch of us final year medical students were seeing patients in the crowded outpatient department at the Mayo Hospital in Lahore. Our professor… Read more »

Quaid e Azam

Quaid’s Message to Pakistan

My fellow Pakistanis, It has been nearly 70 years since you were given the gift of freedom. You have squandered it. You have managed to lose half the country to… Read more »

Farzana's husband with her body

Pakistan – No Honor in ‘Honor Killing’

Two weeks ago I had a serious argument with a few American and Canadian friends. The subject of the argument was women’s rights in Pakistan. These people were convinced that… Read more »

Samina Baig

Samina Baig – A Hero for Pakistan

Pakistan is a difficult country for anyone to thrive in. Much more so for a young girl from a mountain village in a remote part of the country. But Samina… Read more »


A wish for Pakistan

My dear Pakistan. I love you so much. I love your resilience. I love your passion. I love your ‘never give up’ attitude. I love your emotion.      … Read more »

Coming Back to Life

Lahore, June 4, 1947 The air was filled with joy. As he walked through the crowded streets of the walled city, Ahmed could see the excitement on people’s faces. His… Read more »

Dengue Fever – It is Back

A month ago I wrote about a storm that was headed our way. Well, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s here. And it is worse than any of us expected…. Read more »