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Mariyam Suleman Anees

Mariyam Suleman Anees

Mariyam is a development specialist and a freelance writer from Gwadar. She tweets at @mariyamsuleman

Mariyam Suleman Anees is a development specialist, freelance writer, and researcher from Gwadar. She completed her masters in Gender and Development Studies at Institute of Development Studies in University of Sussex. Her main focus is Gwadar and the Balochistan region, and she writes on politics, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), gender and development issues. Her work has appeared in Dawn, Herald, and Global Editors’ Network Den. She is also a scholar of the British High Commission’s Chevening program.
Follow her on Twitter at @mariyamsuleman.
Posts by Mariyam Suleman Anees
May 21, 2022

Is Gwadar’s New Development Prepared to Handle Its Weather?

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
Gwadar often sees intense seasonal rains that can cause flooding. Recent CPEC-linked development in the rapidly growing city may be making that problem worse.

April 23, 2021

What’s Going on at the Iran-Pakistan Border?

By Mariyam Suleman
A crackdown on the thriving trade in smuggled Iranian oil could wreak havoc on local economies on both sides of the border.
November 18, 2020

Whatever Happened to Gwadar University?

By Mariyam Suleman
Can a hashtag help bring back a promised opportunity for Gwadar, the famous port city of CPEC?

October 16, 2020

How Balochistan Is Failing Its Girls

By Mariyam Suleman and
It will take concerted, collective action to change the oppressed society for young girls and women in Pakistan’s Balochistan province.

October 14, 2020

Baloch Student Protest Lost Scholarships and Reserved Seats in Punjab Universities

By Mariyam Suleman
Baloch students may or may not get their demands met, but they are determined to draw attention to their right to education.

October 02, 2020

Gwadar: Fishermen Protest Broken Promises Again

By Mariyam Suleman
The construction of East Bay Expressway is once again raising fears amongst Gwadar’s indigenous population.
July 07, 2020

Balochistan Protests Against Fake Domicile and Local Certificates

By Mariyam Suleman and Rahim Khetran
A longstanding form of corruption has sparked a mass social media campaign.

June 30, 2020

How CPEC Left Behind the People of Gwadar

By Mariyam Suleman
The locals of Gwadar have little to show from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – except for broken promises.

June 04, 2020

Balochistan Erupts in Protests Over a Murdered Mother and Her Injured 4-Year-Old

By Mariyam Suleman
Having witnessed years of war and violence, Balochs hardly need a reminder that no one is safe in the province – not even inside one’s home.

March 10, 2020

Why Balochistan Needs Women’s Day

By Mariyam Suleman
Despite some little progress, women in Balochistan are still a very long way from equality.

December 27, 2019

Near Disaster: Gwadar’s Little Village Faces a Crumbling Coastline

By Mariyam Suleman
As the climate emergency brings rising seas, Gwadar’s Ganz village is losing the battle after centuries of existence.
October 25, 2019

Balochistan’s Students Take to the Streets

By Mariyam Suleman
Protests at one of Pakistan’s largest universities continue to widen after a surveillance, harassment and blackmail scandal broke open.

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