Easter Sunday mixed dangerously two events that took place in Pakistan, few time with the recent dramatic terrorist attacks in Brussels. A suicide bombers blew himself up in Lahore in the public gardens of Gulshan Iqbal, killing 63 people and wounding more than a hundred. On the same day about two thousand people poured into the main street of Islamabad, for a sit-in protest in front of parliament. The origin of it was the death sentence, executed in late February, of Mumtaz Qadri, a bodyguard of the former Punjab Governor Taseer Salmaam, “guilty” of wanting to undo the crime… read more →
It all started one night at dinner in the restaurant of a hotel: the people ordered more food than we could eat, the offer was richer than there was really need. And so that Sayyeda Zoone Abbas and hes family began to think of the enormous waste of food that plagues Pakistan as the rest of the world, and the consequent inequality in the distribution of the same. At Sayyeda parents have asked to finish studies before to help her give birth Tha-li (www.thali.org.pk ), the organization that since 2007 works in Islamabad and Rawalpindi to collect surplus food and… read more →
La versione italiana è disponibile su www.donnealtri.it A western tourist could swap Islamabad of the last month for a seat for a performance at Biennale of Architecture in Venice: 500 containers were in fact placed at key points in the Pakistani capital, used to protect government buildings, luxury hotels where foreigners are staying, embassies and major arteries into the city.