Monthly Archives: October 2004

Nowhere close to Cairo goals

By Zubeida Mustafa
Source: Dawn

How many of us remember the population conference held in Cairo in September 1994? Some of us may recall the rumpus created by the religious lobbies when it was indicated that Benazir Bhutto, who was then the prime minister – for the second time – would be attending the summit. She must be given credit for her courage. Not only did she go to Cairo, she also made a spirited speech in support of family planning.
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No time to listen

By Zubeida Mustafa Do you remember the attractive little child with a charming smile and a lovely voice who appeared with Suhail Rana on television for a children’s musical programme, “Sang sang challein”, week after week in the seventies? Mothers … Continue reading

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Doing more for mental health

By Zubeida Mustafa
Source: Dawn

Last week, the Pakistan Association for Mental Health (PAMH) observed the mental health week to coincide with the world mental health day on October 10 organized globally by the World Federation for Mental Health and WHO. This is an annual event.

Much as cynics might be tempted to brush it off as a ritual which has no impact, any discerning observer of the scene cannot fail to note the awareness which has been created in Pakistan, thanks to the endeavours of the PAMH.
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