An article by Zofeen T. Ebrahim about the late Parween Rehman.
Perween Rehman is most at ease sitting with a group of people, especially if they are from a katchi abadi (low-income settlement) and can exchange ideas with her. A qualified architect, she heads the well known Orangi Pilot Project- Research and Training Institute (OPP-RTI) in Karachi. There are piles of papers waiting for her and scores of meetings with Government Officials and their partners. But poor people are more important. And herein lies the success of the project, for people are “their own best resource”. Rehman radiates warmth. She smiles easily and frequently bursts into a chortle. You marvel as you listen to her with rapt attention, trying to figure out why she is the way she is. “I am an optimist. The maximum I can remain depressed for is ten minutes,” she tells you later when you interview her in a spacious, well-ventilated meeting room in OPP’s office, in Orangi.
Located on the banks of the Hingol River in Baluchistan, the cave temple of Hinglaj is one of the holiest sites in Hindu Religion.
Celebrating the advance of the worldwide cycling movement, the VELOBerlin Film Award is an online bike film competition created to find the best short films that relate to the theme of “Cycling and the City”.
Peerzada Salman in DAWN:
KARACHI, Aug 26: Too many land owning agencies, weak governance, a vast number of unauthorised katchi abadis (informal settlements) and multiple land ownership are some of the major impediments in the way of resolving Karachi’s land-related problems. This has been revealed in a latest study titled ‘Karachi: the land issue’.
A film by Adnan Malik about Pakistani cinema.
Turning garbage into profit in Lahore
Commanding Success, a documentary about Aitchison College portrays the life of an average Aitchisonian from the time of his admission until graduation 13 years later.