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Saphoy Didar Ali : A tribute to an Ismaili soldier

Maati TV presents ” ShortDocs” where we will be publishing short documentary film about Pakistan, made by Pakistani film makers. The stories are aimed at encouraging us to look beyond our understanding of Pakistan and accept the various diverse groups that are living in our country. The film pays tribute to Saphoy Didar Ali, a […]

There are no beggars in Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan has a serious beggar problem, especially in the urban cities however in the small district of Hunza-Nagar in Gilgit-Baltistan there are no beggars at all. There are a variety of reasons for this having to do with the the education systems, presence of civil society and the close knit communities. However the same solutions […]

What is the Local Government?

If you are a Pakistani, over 18 and have a remote interest in how your country is run, then you need to see this. While we all have a basic idea of how the Government functions, how many of us know what the Local Government does or even is? The video breaks down what exactly […]

A tale of Hindu-Muslim friendship

While Pakistan might not be the safest and most nurturing environment for it’s hindu minority population, these two girls studying at the government school in Southern Punjab, prove otherwise. Kashaf is a muslim, Rani is Hindu and they are best friends. The town of Ahmad Pur Sharkia located near Bahawalpur has an extensive hindu population. […]

A virtual tour inside the future of Punjab Police

This is the Punjab Police Integrated Command, Control and Communication centre a venture of the Punjab Safe Cities Authority. This the future of our police and how we keep our citizens safe. Maati team were allowed a look inside the upgraded set up and was provided access to the new technologies being used to keep […]

Pick and drop service for differently abled students

The Islamia University Bahawalpur has started an initiative that provides pick and drop service to differently abled students in their university. This allows the students to use the service during field research and their thesis projects. Projects like these go a long way towards a creating a more inclusive environment which caters to people with […]

Zahida : Changing perceptions on disabilities

This is the story of Zahida who is part of the differently abled community and an advocate for polio awareness. She lost the use of her legs because her family was unaware of Polio Vaccinations. Despite the many hurdles that she had to deal with due to her disability, Zahida is the head of various […]

This is how Pakistan is resolving it’s conflict

For the past 30 to 40 years, some areas of Pakistan are much more worse off than other. There is no denying that it is a nation gripped with fear, conflict and extremism. The nation has been hard at work towards trying to make Pakistan peaceful but in order to do that policies need to […]

Pakistani Student advocates for transgender rights using animations

  The transgender community is Pakistani is often ignored, sidelined and criminalised. They find it hard to be accepted into the society and are often prevented from receiving an education and entering the job market. With no proper options, they are often reduced to begging on the streets or sex work. This is a particular […]

Stories from Peshawar : Wood Sculptures

Zahid’s woodshop is very famous in Peshawar and attracts costumers from all over. Woodwork, carving and sculpturing used to be a big trade in Pakistan, and a massive market in Peshawar alone. Now, because of the expense that the intricate work requires and trade hitches with Afghanistan the craft is losing it’s popularity. Zahid’s woodcraft […]