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Qurratulain Zaman

Contributor profile · 27 posts · joined 27 August 2011

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The author is a journalist who has worked with one of Pakistan’s leading daily “Daily Times” and Germany’s international broadcaster “Deutsche Welle”. She works as a media consultant and trainer. She splits her time between London, Bonn & Islamabad. She tweets at @natrani.

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8 March 2014

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When Daughters Don't Count: Social Media Prays Pakistani Cricketer Have a Son

On this year's International Women's Day on March 8, some fans of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, who has four girls, are praying that he have a son.

1 March 2014

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VIDEO: #KholoBC Viral Music Video Fights Pakistan's YouTube Ban

#KholoBC, a rap song sung partly in Urdu, partly in English by comedian Ali Gul Pir and rapper Adil Omar, has gone viral on Pakistani social media.

14 January 2014

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Aitezaz Hasan, Pakistan's Young Hero Who Took on a Suicide Bomber to Save his School

"We don’t need more Aitzazs’. Not one or one million. What we need is to be worthy of the one we lost."

19 December 2013

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Bangladesh-Pakistan Relations Sour Over Islamist Leader's War Crimes Execution

Pakistan's lower house adopted a resolution expressing concern over the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah, and some claimed that the real reason for his execution was his “loyalty to Pakistan”.

11 December 2013

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Gay Sex is Once Again Illegal, India's Supreme Court Rules

"I was not a criminal yesterday, today I'm one. I intend to remain one. Wont ask for lordships permission before loving."

22 November 2013

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VIDEO: Fighting Pakistan's YouTube Ban, One Hug at a Time

A YouTube mascot roams Karachi in protest of Pakistan's ban of the video-sharing website in a recently released clip. "If you want me back, hug me," the mascot says.

15 November 2013

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VIDEO: Tear-jerking Google ‘Reunion’ Ad Warms Hearts Across India and Pakistan

An emotional ad by Google India showing how their search engine can help reconnect long lost friends across borders has gone viral across India and Pakistan.

12 November 2013

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Pakistani Newspaper Dawn's Taliban-Sized Typo is Shared Widely

An acronym mix-up between Imran Khan's popular political party and the Pakistani Taliban raises questions on Twitter - was the typo a genuine mistake, propaganda or a Freudian slip?

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