A journalist by profession. Also the regional gate keeper of Punjab in Network of Women for Journalists and a member of Bargaad’s steering committee on education for minorities. Activist for Digital, Minorities and Transgender Rights. I write on issues related to these matters. Ive traveled and spent time abroad and now residing in Lahore trying to make a difference in the life of marginalised communities.
Latest posts by R Umaima Ahmed from June, 2020
A number of students were manhandled, baton-charged and arrested in Quetta, Balochistan, for protesting against non-availability of internet after their classes shifted online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Pakistan has implemented new lockdown restrictions after a letter from the WHO urged the country to improve testing and control outbreak numbers.
Families of the victims of PIA Flight PK8303 were asked to give DNA to identify bodies.
In mid-May, Twitter, Zoom and Persicope were either blocked or throttled across Pakistan. Activists say the move was meant to target a few web conferences on human rights issues.