If Asma’s vision for Pakistan had ever become a reality, it would be a much better place. But it is hard to talk about dreams. It is the reality of a country which shapes who we make of ourselves. Throughout her life, Asma stood with the oppressed and the marginalized, whether they be women, religious minorities, brick kiln workers or peasants. Asma, like her father, was on the wrong side of Pakistan’s historical consensus.
Author: Hashim Bin Rashid
Hashim is currently a doctoral student as SOAS. He has worked with the Awami Workers Party in Pakistan. He writes editorials for The News. He has taught urban and rural politics at Beaconhouse National University in Lahore.