Anas Saleem is a writer and photographer based in Faisalabad, Pakistan. He joined Global Voices as Urdu Lingua Editor in September 2017.
He is the founder of Everyday Pakistan, an award-winning visual storytelling platform defying stereotypes and bridging cultural gaps by showcasing the complexity & colorfulness of everyday life in Pakistan. He is also a member of the advisory board of The Everyday Projects.
His opinions and blogs are published in HuffPost, Hindustan Times, Express News, Dunya News, Parhlo, Advox, and Youth Ki Awaaz.
Latest posts by Anas Saleem
Muharram in Pakistan: Daring to observe Ashura
Sectarian violence against Shia Muslims and Shia Hazara communities are common in Pakistan. Yet people came out in their numbers once again this year for Muharram, amidst tight security.
Bombings in Pakistan ahead of elections kill 170, thwarting hopes of a peaceful vote
One bombing alone, in Balochistan, killed 129 and injured dozens -- the deadliest attack in Pakistan since Taliban shooters killed 141 in an army-run school in Peshawar, in December 2014.
With elections approaching, Pakistani journalists and activists face rising risk of assault, abduction
This election will mark the second time a democratic transition of power will occur in the country's history.
Marvia Malik, Pakistan's First Transgender Newscaster, Wants to Change Societal Attitudes Toward Her Community
"...there’s nothing we can’t do; we’re educated, have degrees, but no opportunities, no encouragement. This is what I want to change."
Mashal Khan Case Verdict Highlights Pakistan’s Blasphemy and Impunity Problem
"One death sentence and five life sentences for a lynching that was filmed? Surely there were more than six people involved."
The Pashtun Long March Asks for Justice After Years of Ethnic Targeting
Thousands of ethnic Pashtuns from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and elsewhere in Pakistan have staged a sit-in in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad.
Pakistanis Demand #JusticeForZainab, 7-Year-Old Raped and Murdered in Kasur
"12 young girls, have been raped and murdered in the last one year...Failure of Pakistan’s 'Criminal Justice System' lies at the root of this public anger."