Civil Rights Advancement in Pakistan

Last month marked a positive milestone in Pakistan’s civil rights legislations. Transgendered citizens, known as hijra or eunuchs, were allowed for the first time identify themselves as transgendered when registering to vote. The new legislation came after a much debated constitutional case in 2008 regarding the humiliation and ill treatment of transgendered persons in Pakistan. … Continue reading Civil Rights Advancement in Pakistan

Islam and Human Rights: Why It’s Up to the Muslim Community to Prove Itself

My legal and advocacy work both in the U.S. and abroad has given me the unique opportunity to view challenges faced by the Muslim community in multifarious socio-political settings. What is clear to me is that the challenges faced, and to be faced in the coming century, by the Muslim community require the utilization of … Continue reading Islam and Human Rights: Why It’s Up to the Muslim Community to Prove Itself