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Rukhsana Shah

Disability culture

Disability culture

Pakistan lacks workable solutions when it comes to disability. Published Apr 15, 2018 06:28am
Girls with autism

Girls with autism

Pakistanis on the spectrum have little to no state support. Published Apr 02, 2018 07:05am
Birth defects

Birth defects

The perils of consanguinity are hardly recognised in Pakistan. Published Feb 15, 2018 05:56am
Special Olympics

Special Olympics

Most parents here haven’t explored the potential of sports. Published Jan 23, 2018 06:54am
Preet Nagar

Preet Nagar

Peace lovers from both sides of the border meet at this haven. Published Aug 09, 2017 02:45am
Punishing children

Punishing children

Corporal punishment is pervasive because of cultural acceptance. Published Jul 26, 2017 01:43am
Early education

Early education

A child-centred approach values children’s insights. Published Jul 10, 2017 07:28am
Child protection

Child protection

There’s no national policy for child welfare and development. Published Jun 25, 2017 04:16am
Governance woes

Governance woes

Bureaucracy has become subservient to the rulers. Published Jun 09, 2017 01:06am
Neglected subject

Neglected subject

Mental health sciences must be included in curricula. Updated May 31, 2017 07:08am
Shackled children

Shackled children

The conditions in custodial settings are terrible in Pakistan. Published May 15, 2017 02:25am
Locked away

Locked away

Disturbing reports have emerged of children in institutions. Updated Apr 26, 2017 07:00am
Autism awareness

Autism awareness

Recognition for this often misunderstood disorder is the first step. Published Apr 02, 2017 05:36am
The eugenics debate

The eugenics debate

Disability has always been seen as an aberration. Published Jul 10, 2016 02:14am
Gender & disability

Gender & disability

Disabled women languish in the darkest corners. Published Jun 12, 2016 02:04am
Medical challenge

Medical challenge

Rehabilitation for paraplegics here is practically nonexistent. Published May 25, 2016 04:13am
Access denied

Access denied

The disabled are absent from public spaces due to a lack of facilities. Published Apr 20, 2016 02:14am
Poor diagnosis

Poor diagnosis

Pakistani doctors know little about autism. Published Apr 01, 2016 01:36am
Enhancing skills

Enhancing skills

There should be a clear national agenda for skill development. Published Mar 21, 2016 02:35am
Health education

Health education

School health initiatives have had little success. Published Feb 25, 2016 06:47am