Everyday Pakistan

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Breaking stereotypes and documenting daily life in Pakistan with #EverydayPakistan.
In Collaboration with @everydayeverywhere
Curated by @ianassaleem


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@sarafarid is our #followsunday this week on this project.
Sara Farid is an independent news and documentary photojournalist. Over the years, she has covered terrorism, human rights and social issues. Sara has been a journalist since 15 years. She started her career in radio where she led a team of women reporters to run all women production house covering women's issues in Pakistan. She was one of the first journalists who produced a radio documentary on women living with HIV and AIDS in Pakistan that discussed the stigmas related to them. She later moved to producing TV documentaries on human rights issues. Currently she is a freelance photographer travelling all over the country covering stories. Her work is published in The New York Times (@nytimes), Spiegel (@spiegelonline), Christian Science Monitor (@csmonitor) and The Wall Street Journal (@wsj) among others.
She received a national award in Pakistan for the best photojournalist in 2015. Her photographs have been displayed in exhibitions internationally. Sara is a self-taught photographer driven by her passion. Being a woman photographer in a conservative society provides her the unique opportunity to share stories of women and raise their voice against social and cultural injustice.
Visit her profile @sarafarid to see all the work.
Playing with pigeons. This kid soon acquired the reputation of a “Gunda” (gangster) by the onlookers as he wouldn’t let the pigeons rest.
Photo @anwar.soha 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #karachi
Today’s #WeeklyRoundupEP include these amazing local photographers. 
Row 1: @sidraandco @mystapaki @tarik.khattak 
Row 2: @metro.daily @hunzukutz_kahn @semyne 
Row 3: @k.e.h.k.i.s.h.a.n @umarali @zoyahfilms
Local photographers are the backbone of this project and everyday Saturday we look back on the work of these photographers who have contributed to this project.
I encourage the journalism community in not just Pakistan but across the world to look at more local photographers when they look to commission stories in the region.
A man playing a soulful rubab in a serene of lake view park at Islamabad. Whole garden was echoing with his bewitching melody and creating the placid and peaceful environment.
Photo/Text by @manzar_nigar 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #islamabad
🇩🇪 "Karachi was the first place I visited in Pakistan, and arguably the one that impressed me the most. I came here because a good friend from Germany works in Islamabad and invited me to travel all over the country with him. Back home in Berlin I work as a journalist and travel writer, I've published books about both Russia and Ukraine. Eastern Europe is my main area of expertise hence because of that I knew very little about Pakistan before I came here. What can I say – it absolutely blew me away! 
Everybody I met over here was overwhelmingly friendly, the country has amazing cities and landscapes, and I learnt about cultural links that were completely new to me (e.g. the fascinating Greco-Buddhist history of Taxila). The only thing I found difficult to come to terms with was the gender divide however at the same time I am also optimistic for the country because I was amazed to come across so many people who openly acknowledged and accepted this as a societal problem. 
However, I really really enjoyed my time over here. Karachi in particular was a massive surprise to me. Despite its enormous size, the city is not at all well known back home in Europe. What surprised me the most about the city was how diverse it was even in this part of the world I happened to find a link with Eastern Europe (my area of interest)– as I walked around the Gora Qabrustan, I came across a memorial stone for Polish immigrants who had fled the Ukrainian borderlands in WWII. So yes, indeed – I do love Karachi."
Photo & Text via @mystapaki 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #karachi
The best thing about Quetta is though it is a small city but one can see the diversity of beliefs and there are many churches and temples in addition to mosques. This image was taken at Arya Samaj temple located in the center of the Quetta city where a child was performing Diwali rituals.
Photo/Text @hunzukutz_kahn 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #quetta
Motorcycle Girl was a popular 2018 Pakistani movie based on a true story about a girl who rode her bike from Lahore, through mountainous terrain to the Khunjrab Pass on the Pakistan-China border at about 14000ft above sea level. It has inspired a lot of girls and has influenced their parents to allow them the freedom to ride motorcycles and be independent in a country where public transport is a huge problem especially for women. This rider spotted on a beach in Karachi.
Photo/Text @semyne 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #girlsonbikes #motorcyclegirl
I believe that ending poverty and achieving gender equality will only be possible if we pay attention to girls education. On International Day for eradication of Poverty, I am sharing a portrait of @malala who has inspired millions of girls in the world.
“It’s important to speak out for internally displaced girls because I was displaced for three months, so i know how hard it is to get an education when you don’t have home,” Malala Yousafzai.
In South Asia, 270 million people live below the poverty line. Poverty and education are inextricably linked, because people living in poverty may stop going to school so they can work, which leaves them without literacy and numeracy skills they need to further their careers. Their children, in turn, are in a similar situation years later, with little income and few options but to leave school and work.
Education can be the catalyst needed to pull families and communities out of the cycle of poverty. Knowledge gives children the power to dream of a better future and the confidence needed to pursue a full education, which in turn will help generations to come. Peace!
Photo: @malalafund
A local shop owner preparing Sajji at Nathia Gali. Sajji is a dish originating from the Balochistan province of Pakistan. It consists of whole lamb or chicken, in skewers, marinated only in salt, sometimes covered with green papaya paste, stuffed with rice, then roasted over coals.
Photo @zoyahfilms 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #sajji
Two little kids on their way to Quran class in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Photo @sidraandco 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #peshawar
Street scene at Mohalla Sethian in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Photo @tarik.khattak 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #peshawar
Autumn in Skardu, Pakistan.
Photo @munazzaanwaar 
#everydaypakistan #everydayeverywhere #autumn