Yearly Archives: 2013


Iqra Munir would have been raising kids by now…

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Iqra Munir’s elder sister had to leave her school when she was in class 7. Soon she got married. More or less the same future was expected for Iqra as well. Her father had died a few years ago. She was also in class 7 when she dropped out of her school as the family could not afford the cost of transportation to and from the Secondary School. However, she did not have to stay […]

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Fozia rejoins her school…

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Fozia Zikriya had been studying in the Government Elementary School, and living a life free of cares in her small village named Sarkalan some 48 Kilometers to the south-west of Chakwal City. But fate had something else in store for her. Her father was implicated in a false case of murder, and had been tortured, which paralyzed him mentally, and he became schizophrenic. This created a very tough situation for the family, as the only […]

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Sultana Batool – the girl saved from teenage marriage – is now earning a decent living

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Sultana* wanted to study further but her parents had other plans for her. As they could not afford to keep her in school, they had selected a groom for her and wanted to marry her off as soon as possible so that they could have one less mouth to feed. Sultana was in deep trouble and just did not know if there was any way out of this difficult situation. That was the time when […]

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