Pakistan coal miners scared to work after Hazara killings

Thousands of miners have stopped work and many have fled Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province since insurgents killed 10 Hazara workers at a colliery last month, officials said Thursday. Labour organisations and government officials said up to 15,000 workers had downed tools since the murder of the Hazara group, forcing around 200 mines to close and… Continue reading Pakistan coal miners scared to work after Hazara killings

What is Soul Sisters Pakistan group on Facebook?

“Women in Pakistan are really, really strong. We have a voice. We just don’t have enough spaces to use that voice,” says Kanwal Ahmed, an agony aunt to some 260,000, determined to change the situation. Her female-only online hub sees traditionally taboo topics such as sex, divorce, and domestic violence discussed freely in a conservative… Continue reading What is Soul Sisters Pakistan group on Facebook?