Workshop for Sex Workers in Karachi summarized by Dr Shahid Masood

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Workshop for Sex Workers in Karachi summarized by Dr Shahid Masood Zeba Raman is a 28-year-old Pakistani sex worker. Born into the profession in Karachi's red light district of Napier Road, she plies her trade all over the city. I did not know that precautionary measures should be taken during sex says Nadia, sex worker . She is celebrating the launch of an initiative to promote health awareness among sex workers. We are now revealed to society says Ms Rahman. But prostitution remains illegal and anathema to many in Muslim-majority Pakistan. It is an ever-pr....

 


 

Call Girls In Pakistan Part 2 - Dark Truth Behind Prostitution

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Call Girls In Pakistan Part 2 - Dark Truth Behind Prostitution Prostitution is illegal in Pakistan, and women who sell sex are vilified as ‘gandi kanjri’—dirty prostitutes. Perhaps because of their low status and their marginalized existence, people in Heera Mandi, the traditional brothel quarter of Lahore, have developed their own complex and strict moral code. Their perceptions of good and bad conduct are conditioned by the unusual subculture in which they live, and their behavior is shaped by notions of shame and honor that are at odds with those ....

 


 

Call Girls In Pakistan Part 1 - Dark Truth Behind Prostitution

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Call Girls In Pakistan Part 1 - Dark Truth Behind Prostitution The women involved in the practice of prostitution in Pakistan can be divided into three broad categories: women who have been trafficked or lured into the profession, women who have been born into the profession and women who willingly seek out a pimp to make extra money. Trafficked women are mainly found in the brothels, while those who willingly join this profession work as call girls, usually accompanied by a dalal or bharva or pimp. Those born into the profession are 'schooled' at home and ....

 


 

Lahore Jism Faroshi - Sex and Prostitution Ring Exposed

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Lahore Jism Faroshi - Sex and Prostitution Ring Exposed There is a bazaar in Taxali Gate called Heera Mandi. A few decades ago this place was famous for dancing and music. People used to go here for a visual and musical treat. Beautiful girls (kanjiries) used to sit in stall shaped balconies, called kothas, and ply their trade, the oldest profession in the world. The place was perhaps even more famous for singing and dancing. However, slowly the aesthetic pursuit became less arty and more tarty. The area became the centre of prostitution in Lahore. ....

 


 

Call Girls and Prostitution In Rawalpindi

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Call Girls and Prostitution In Rawalpindi The animated sound of ghungroos has been replaced by the inanimate clatter of crockery in Rawalpindi’s Qasai Gali or Butcher’s Street. Starting from the congested Raja Bazaar and ending at Talwara Bazaar, Qassai Gali was the city’s red-light district till a few decades ago. Today, the few remaining families of dancers are struggling to make a living. The women no longer sing and dance for visitors at their quarters, as was once the cultural norm. They wait to be invited to weddings and ....

 


 

Call Girls and Prostitution In Lahore

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Call Girls and Prostitution In Lahore Pakistan's oldest red light district was for centuries a hub of traditional erotic dancers, musicians and prostitutes ─ Pigalle with a Mughal twist, deep in the heart of the vibrant city of Lahore. But as an e-commerce boom revolutionises how Pakistanis conduct the world's oldest profession, locals say the historic Heera Mandi district is under threat. Balconies where beautiful women once stood are now empty, while rust eats away at the locked doors of vacant rooms. The only stubborn hold-....

 


 

Chinese Massage Parlour Raided in Karachi

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Chinese Massage Parlour Raided in Karachi Prostitution has no legal recognition in Pakistan. Moreover despite growth of male prostitution and gay prostitution, homosexuality is outlawed in the nation. Under Section 377 of the Pakistan Penal Code, whoever voluntarily has "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" shall be punished by 100 lashes and from 2 years to life imprisonment. While arrests are not common for homosexuality, the law is used as a tool to blackmail. Police frequently take money or s....

 


 

Chinese Massage Parlour Raided in Lahore

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Chinese Massage Parlour Raided in Lahore Prostitution has no legal recognition in Pakistan. Moreover despite growth of male prostitution and gay prostitution, homosexuality is outlawed in the nation. Under Section 377 of the Pakistan Penal Code, whoever voluntarily has "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" shall be punished by 100 lashes and from 2 years to life imprisonment. While arrests are not common for homosexuality, the law is used as a tool to blackmail. Police frequently take money or s....

 


 

What is the true beauty of a woman?

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   By: Batool Raza  Date:   


What is the true beauty of a woman? Twenty first century has ushered alarming dimensions in our world where beauty is solely linked to aesthetics of a women. Being beautiful is only considered viable if you are slim, fair and tall- what about the real indicators of beauty? Have we lost them somewhere on our way to run after artificial beauty characteristics? Unfortunately, this is the harsh reality! The true beauty has transformed its meaning today. A young girl with dark complexion but beautiful mind and heart will be consider....

 


 

The Broken Fetus

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   By: Durrah Abdullah  Date:   


The Broken Fetus We as human beings have been desensitized and forgotten the sanctity of life. Through the decades, the meaning of life has changed so much that it's turned more into a medical term rather then something which we used to cherish. The inception of life begins from the very first stage of conception of sperm and ovum. Though at this stage it's still missing prominent features such as eyes, nose and ears. Still this doesn't make it less precious or inanimate, the seeds of life have begun. There are ....

 


 

The Third Gender

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   By: Meher Zubair  Date:   


The Third Gender For a moment, think about the number of times you have filled an application form with a routine question of gender. The given options (atleast in Pakistan) are much like the “Bernoulli’s trial” where the possible outcome will exactly be two and mutually exclusive. So you are either a male or a female, and you can’t be little bit of this and a little bit of that. An estimated 500,000 citizens of Pakistan have identified themselves as the thir....

 


 

How to look at Blood Donations?

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   By: Haris Ali  Date:   


How to look at Blood Donations? The first time I donated blood was some two years ago at a Thalassemia care centre while I was in my sophomore year at college studying business. As part of a course project we were required to present on a social organization and its efforts in helping people in their lives for which our project team comprising of three boys visited the care centre. I still remember the little four to six year olds had thankful eyes towards us for paying them a visit. The plight of a patient and their need intr....

 


 

Early Marriages - From Playground to Motherhood

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Early Marriages - From Playground to Motherhood “Who is this, father?’’, asked the 10-year-old girl, excited to meet her father’s new friend. “He’s a very great man. He’ll take you on a ride and buy you toys. Go with him.” “Thank you father”, she left her father’s hand and ran into the arms of the man standing in front of her. The next thing she knew, she was taken into a one room apartment where a maulvi sahib sat waiting for her arrival. Soon, the little girl who was on....

 


 

The Curse of Karo Kari

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The Curse of Karo Kari In Pakistan, especially in interior-sindh the so called honor killings are locally known as karo kari. It is a compound word literally meaning “black male” (karo) and black female (kari) in which the person is killed for his or her actual or perceived immoral behavior. Such “immoral behavior” may take the form of alleged marital infidelity, refusal to submit to an arrange marriage, demanding a divorce, perceived flirtatious behavior and being raped. Suspicion and accusati....

 


 

A Common man becomes SUPERMAN: Dr Adeeb Rizvi

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   By: Sumera Liaquat Ali  Date:   


A Common man becomes SUPERMAN: Dr Adeeb Rizvi Life is a precious gift given by Allah. There are lot many people in this world who are enjoying their life but in these so many people there are humans who suffer from disease and ultimately their quality of life is compromised. Kidney failure is one such disease in which patient is not able to excrete out urine and it all accumulates in the body. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide problem that contributes to death toll and increases the global burden of disease. Schieppati, A. & R....

 


 

Pakistani Inter-family (Cousin) marriages abroad: Ramifications & Effects

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   By: Salman Junejo  Date:   


Pakistani Inter-family (Cousin) marriages abroad: Ramifications & Effects They say marriages are made in heaven, while this particular sentiment may hold true, it is not necessarily the same case for some. Inter-cousin marriages can be seen as a norm in many Pakistani and Muslim households yet this practice is often considered as taboo in many Western countries (a feat practice in these countries as well). According to cautious estimates more than 50% of Pakistanis living in United Kingdom are in first cousin marriages. This highlights a religious as well as a so....

 


 

The hand that keeps on giving: Abdul Sattar Edhi

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   By: Salman Junejo  Date:   


The hand that keeps on giving: Abdul Sattar Edhi At the frail age of 85, while most men of that age and disposition are either bed ridden or enjoying retirement in relative peace and calm. Abdul Sattar Edhi defies odds, he refuses to say no and quit the welfare work which he is known to be synonymous for so many years. Some people call him a philanthropist, while other call him a social worker but most importantly he’s a humanitarian through and through. He serves the down trodden masses without any discrimination, without any linguistic, tr....

 


 

In Pakistan, a Sex Industry Has Begun to Boom: Massage Parlours

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In Pakistan, a Sex Industry Has Begun to Boom: Massage Parlours Early military governments and religious groups sought to reform areas like the famous “Taxali Gate” district of Lahore by displacing prostitutes and their families in an effort to “reinvent” the neighborhood. While displacing the prostitutes might have temporarily made the once small red-light district a better neighborhood for a time, it did little to stop the now dispersed prostitutes from plying their trade. Reforming a neighborhood, instead of offering education and alternative o....

 


 

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