Musharraf has reached his farmhouse in Chak Shahzad on the outskirts of Islamabad and police is expected to carry out his arrest.
He literally ran away omg.
This is so important especially after the incident involving Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai. I cannot stress upon on how dangerous the rhetoric around this event is considering how many have instantly resorted to support drone attacks. Journalist Urooj Zia states this simply: “Please, stop using the attack on Malala to justify drones. We’ve been ‘droned’ for years now, & freely. Are militants dead? No.”
Incidents like these need to be treated with caution and consideration by media given how the framing of a tragedy (especially a gendered tragedy) leads to the justification of foreign policies that, in the long run, prove to be highly detrimental.
“With sweat and smarts, Pakistan-born Shahid Khan built a $3.4 billion manufacturing juggernaut from the ruins of an Illinois auto parts maker. To celebrate, he just bought one of the worst teams in the NFL, with the pledge of a similar turnaround. Only in America, folks.” [x]
Two small children watched us carefully as we distributed food.
They live in small tent-villages right behind an apartment complex in Gulshan, Karachi. Mothers have no choice but to leave their children unattended while they work during the day.
The living conditions of families with adults that work blew my mind. I cannot imagine the state of those who are not fortunate enough to have a job.