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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 the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Her main focus is Gwadar and the Balochistan region, and she writes on politics, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and 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 @mariyamsuleman.
Posts by Mariyam Suleman Anees
September 22, 2022

Will Canada’s Barrick Gold Corporation Boost Business at Gwadar Port?

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
It could. But past experience underscores the importance of Pakistan and Barrick Gold being transparent on the terms of the deal they struck.

August 17, 2022

Why Do Floods Devastate Balochistan So Intensely?

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
Sixty percent of the houses destroyed across Pakistan in recent floods were in Balochistan. Poor infrastructure and extreme poverty increase vulnerability.
July 28, 2022

‘Honor Killings’ Continue Unabated in Pakistan

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
While most victims of crimes committed in the name of protecting family honor are women, men too fall prey to this horrific practice.

June 24, 2022

‘They Own the Ocean’: Gwadar’s Struggle With Illegal Fishing

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
Illegal fishing off Balochistan’s coast continues despite years of legislation, public protests, and government promises, showing how difficult it can be to combat the “trawler mafia.”

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.

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