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Pakistan Behind the Headlines
8 February - 9 February
This short photography exhibition, organised by Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF), in collaboration with the Pakistan Dubai Association, aims to highlight the health challenges faced by people living in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The images were captured by British Pakistani photographer Sa’adia Khan between 2014 and 2017, as she travelled to MSF projects in Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, meeting patients being treated by MSF; they capture moments in the lives of women, men and children who feel like the “forgotten people of Pakistan” after being forced to flee violence, lose their homes and face extreme hardship.
“The purpose of the exhibition is to show that beyond the headlines of insecurity and violence in Pakistan, are real people trying to carry on ordinary daily life,” said Thomas Balivet, Country Representative at MSF Pakistan.
“The exhibition celebrates their resilience and courage, while highlighting the difficulties they face in accessing basic needs such as healthcare.”
The show runs on 8 and 9 February only.