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Articles by Afia Salam


Afia Salam is Pakistan's first female cricket journalist. She now writes on the environment and other social issues.

News & Politics, Sports »

[7 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
In a Fix Again: How Did Pakistan Cricket Arrive in this Tight Spot?

Just when there was a glimmer of hope and the Green Shirts were bringing smiles to the faces of their fans with stellar performances in England, all hell broke loose with the spot-fixing charges.

Blog Row, The Water Cooler »

[23 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
The Sialkot Murderers: Who will be the Exorcist?

Get to work: Get close-up still shots of each and every member of the crowd. Blow those images up. Cross-check with NADRA.

Arts & Culture, Books »

[27 May 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Showcasing Karachi

Rumana Husain’s narrative traverses through the socio-cultural history of a multi-ethnic Karachi, weaving in personal stories and pictorial glimpses of its inhabitants.

News & Politics »

[15 May 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Talking Water Treaties

Journalists should use their tools to bridge the gap between information and dissemination in one of Pakistan’s biggest hot-button issues.

People, Q & A, Sports »

[30 Apr 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Interview: Siraj-ul-Islam Bukhari, Karachi Cricket Association

“The structure of the game of cricket has been destroyed because stakeholders at the grassroots level have no say in the development of the game,” Professor Siraj-ul-Islam Bukhari, Secretary of the Karachi Cricket Association.

News & Politics, People, Profiles »

[23 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Remember Me When I’m Gone

Afia Salam runs through the tributes paid to Gul Hameed Bhatti, a towering figure in sports journalism and an endearing human being.

Society »

[25 Aug 2009 | Comments Off | ]

First we had the world’s biggest tea bag, biggest key and lock, largest kurta, tallest cake, youngest civil judge, biggest flag, the largest shoe, and the fastest ball (bowled by Shoaib Akhtar) take us into the Guinness Book of World Records. This summer, we snagged another record.

Opinion »

[2 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | ]

The looming spectre of climate change, and all the destruction associated with it, should spur the South Asian countries into action.

Sports »

[2 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | ]

The first female cricket journalist in Pakistan, Afia Salam shares her experience of stepping into the all-male domain of cricket. A woman who has excelled in every field she stepped into – from aviation, advertising, journalism and now environment – her first love remains cricket, which is why she considers National Stadium, Karachi, to be her second home. Equally versatile has been the career of Kamila Hyat. Apart from being one of the country’s leading cricket reporters, she is the former director of the HRCP, Lahore, and has also been resident editor for The News, Lahore. She writes on political affairs for several leading publications.

Sports »

[4 Jan 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Cricket and Contentment

Iqbal Munir’s lens captures the private and public moments of Pakistan cricket’s all-time greats.