Ammara Ahmad

  • 1.  Why did you start the Partition Archives project? There has been some writing on this (about the way the project started).  Basically I grew up listening to stories about Partition from both sets of my grandparents, but mainly from my paternal grandparents who actually did the ...

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  • You might have read the news that Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) or Congo virus cases have emerged in Pakistan. There is news of the virus spreading further up north, to Punjab. Pakistan has had a Congo virus scare for many years now. Humans get infected through infected animals, ...

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  • Many years ago, a young man was crying on the 26th of December, on a radio show. It was Parveen Shakir’s death anniversary and he was over-whelmed. And much to my dismay now, I had laughed at him, out of my childish frivolity. I realized much later, that people can fall in love with poets and ...

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  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi met today and nobody was as excited about as they were last year. The meeting, organized in the Russian industrial city of Ufa, was on the sidelines of a Shanghai Cooperation summit, where big players are China and Russia, while India and Pakistan are ...

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  • Last month, the tragedy of an 18 year old’s gang-rape in Muzaffargarh gained limelight. The victim had registered her case but it did not make any difference. Eventually she set herself on fire in front of a police station. Her story was then picked up by the media. She unfortunately died ...

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  • “Not forever does the bulbul singIn balmy shades of bowers,Not forever lasts the springNor ever blossom the flowers.Not forever reigneth joy,Sets the sun on days of bliss,Friendships not forever last,They know not life, who know not this.”–Train to Pakistan My grandparents were ...

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