Designer Maheen Khan speaks up on water crisis in Tharparkar

Famed designer Maheen Khan known for fashion labels such as The Embroidery House and Gulabo has spoken up on the water crisis that exists in the Tharparkar district of Pakistan.

Maheen shared images and articles of children and families suffering from the drought that has been ongoing since 2011. The district is also low on doctors and medicine which means there is a lack of enough resources for their medical treatments.

The designer tweeted, “I am struggling to put this in words but why have we become so numb, so immune to the suffering of others – in this case, the children of Tharparkar. They are dying of lack of water.”Gulabo mastermind then requested Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and Prime Minister Imran Khan to look into the matter and come up with a solution.

Hijab-wearing Miss England finalist hopes to inspire women

A 20-year-old hijab-clad Miss England finalist Sara Iftekhar aims to inspire other women. While speaking to Haroon Shahid from BBC Asian Network, Sara said that she never thought she would even be amongst the top 50 out of 22,000 women.

Haroon also questioned the 20-year-old model on modest fashion and if wearing a hijab is a fad. Sara replied, “Hijab is a beautiful thing. At the end of the day, you get to show what you want the outer community to see. I think if you can get to the stage where I got, with keeping myself modest and staying true to myself, it just goes to show that you don’t need to dress half naked to get attention.”