Hospitality Tradition Helps Ease Pakistan’s Refugee Crisis

BY HIRA TAJWAR
Jul 06, 2009
*Special to asia!

The solidarity derived from traditional hospitality has provided a pillar of strength to the embattled nation.

 

children in swat valley

Scene from a camp holding refugees from the Swat Valley.
Photo courtesy of Gulraiz Khan.

Hira Tajwar

Born and brought up in Pakistan, Hira Tajwar is a mathematician by academic training but maintains a keen interest in socio-economic issues surrounding her country. She is a god-gifted vocalist and has been part of the Pakistan National Choir for over six years. Based in Singapore now, she intends to pursue a career in research apart from working as a freelance writer.