Saima Baig

Rannikot: The mountains, the desert and the wall

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Out amongst the Kirthar Mountains, in the eastern side of Kirthar National Park, in the middle of nowhere, lies Rannikot. Also known as the Great Wall of Sindh and the largest fort in the world, Rannikot is actually a 35km (some estimate 45km) wall encircling […]

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Pakistan: The land of bigotry, misogyny and violence with blasphemy allegations as its raison d’etre

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Freedom of speech is an important characteristic of civilized society. Censoring content and threatening people just ensures that the only kind of progress you make is in oppressing people. Using misogyny as a counter argument does not make you macho; it just shows your pathetic […]

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A Walk on Kot Diji Fort

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) One can only wish that these sites would be excavated and researched further, so that we can also know more about our past and contribute to world history, like the other great ancient civilizations. Read More

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Mohen Jo Daro – Story of a city

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) The young woman looked out of the narrow slit in wall that served as a window in her house. She saw the sun rising over the brick city and the far off fields of wheat and barley, signaling to her to start her day. She […]

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PAKISTAN: WHITHER FREEDOMS AND WHITHER RIGHTS?

(Published in Sedaa – Our Voices) People in Pakistan and around the world have been thinking (read: hoping), that there has been a paradigm shift in the military’s policy and that now we would see more democratic decisions, extermination of Islamic extremists and more freedoms. This is clearly not the […]

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Climate change in the Muslim world

(Published in Muslim World Today) Muslim countries are in the front line of severe climate change impacts. A majority of them are developing nations relying on agriculture and fisheries; many already deal with situations of water stress and unsatisfactory sanitation facilities. The adverse effects of climate change are expected to […]

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February 2, 2016 Saima Baig Islam,Pakistan,Taliban,Terrorism no responses

Pakistan and its terrorists

Keeping with the tradition in Pakistan, whereby each time after a terrorist attack, fingers are pointed at someone else, this time again blame was laid squarely at the door of others. The establishment’s favourite boogeyman is India and sure enough the news that the terrorists that shot to death almost […]

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April 10, 2015 Saima Baig apathy,Imran Khan,Muslims,Pakistan no responses

The apathy of a nation

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) A few years ago I decided to return to my motherland after studying and working abroad. While I was never a hyper-nationalist patriot, it was still my home and my family was here. Click here to read more.

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Adapting to climate change

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Over the past two decades it has become increasingly clear that climate is changing across the globe. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its first assessment report in 1990, highlighting this aspect. Since then, its subsequent reports have continued to provide further and […]

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April 1, 2014 Saima Baig fashion,model

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