Commission Report too good to be real

By Zubeida Mustafa

The women of Pakistan have received the best gift they could have wished for on the golden jubilee of the country’s independence. A commission headed by the Supreme Court judge, Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid, has presented a report to the government on the status of women. If its recommendations are accepted and implemented it would be like a dream come true. But will that happen?

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Let there be light

By  Zubeida Mustafa

For four years an eye hospital has been functioning quietly and unobtrusively at Nagan Chowrangi in New Karachi. Not much fanfare attended its opening in July 1993. No political dignitary was invited to grace the occasion. Even today not many people know about the existence of this hospital, except for those who benefit from the services it offers nearly free of cost.

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