Doctors and Friendship

My friend Daanish is every rishta aunty’s dreamboat: a newly-minted emergency room (ER) physician in New York City. I gave him the rundown on the doctor at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) who was fired: “Two-time Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s sister went to the ER in Karachi. The doctor sent…

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Punishing the victims

It was reported yesterday that a Saudi court punished a 75-year old Syrian woman with 40 lashes, four months imprisonment, and deportation from the country. Her crime? Saudi’s morality police found her in her home with two unrelated men. The men claim they were there to deliver bread to the elderly woman.

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