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Pakistan Behind the Headlines: photography exhibit on plight of FATA residents

Pakistan Behind the Headlines is a photography exhibition curated by journalist Shaista Aziz and photographer Sa’adia Khan for Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation which provides medical aid to those who are affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters, calamities and epidemics. Medical aid is provided irrespective of caste, colour, creed or religion. The photos will tend to shed light on the arduous lives of the residents of FATA and Kurram Agency.

The exhibition, which will be up for all to see at the Nomad Gallery, F6, Islamabad, from 9-13th June between 10am-7pm.

The curators stated that “Beyond the headlines of terrorism and violence in Pakistan are real people, men, women and children, a largely neglected population  in FATA struggling with every day life. It was a huge privilege to travel to the region and to capture people’s stories. This exhibition is about going behind the headlines because the people of FATA deserve to be seen and heard.”

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