Stories


Patchwork of prosperity

Khairpur, one of the largest and the most populous districts in Sindh, is a little more than a couple of centuries old. When the Talpur tribe wrested power from the Kalhoras in upper Sindh, Mir Sohrab…  


Passion for Tomorrow—stories of youth of Pakistan (Part 2)

UNDP believes that the young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow. We traveled all across Pakistan and gathered inspirational stories. #PassionForTomorrow is a campaign where we highlight the…  


Passion For Tomorrow—stories of the youth of Pakistan (Part 1)

Young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow. UNDP Pakistan has launched its latest campaign #PassionForTomorrow, that highlights the contribution of the youth of Pakistan to the lives of…  


Water Woes | Making a Difference

Born in Skardu and raised in Islamabad, Saima Bibi found it difficult to adjust to life after marriage in Village Tholdi, Gilgit-Baltistan. Despite the harsh living conditions, most of the community…  


War between Lives and Livelihoods: Zarina’s Empowering Struggle

Zarina Bibi, aged 46, lives in Meeziwam village, Tehsil Sararogha, South Waziristan Agency. Her husband, who was working with the Frontier Constabulary, was kidnapped and killed by unidentified men…  


The Tsunami Wave–Technology Leads the Way

“Information technology was new to me before attending the training. Now, by using a smart phone and laptop, my online business is becoming my main source of livelihood, which is making me and my…  


Water Woes | Changing Destinies

Ghulam Rasul laments his plight, “I am a poor man and own a very small piece of land. The lack of water is not giving me enough crop yields to feed my family and I have to purchase wheat from the…  


Stories from the Future— an Experiential Lens

What does tomorrow look like post Covid-19? How can we become better ancestors to our future generations? Human beings are cognitively not good at thinking about the long-term. That is why futurists…  


Safe drinking water at the doorstep helps keep girls in school

“We used to witness a large number of absenteeism during the summer months,” says the headmistress of Siksa village school. “Summer is the period of maximum output for us as we are closed in the…  


Rising out of the pandemic by addressing psychosocial trauma

Mustafa, an electrical engineer being the sole earner in a family of six, was accustomed to working hard to financially support his family. However, this quickly changed when Mustafa was infected by…  

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