Getting to Know Pakistan

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Getting to Know Pakistan

Recently, I received a Facebook message from a former Allshore employee who I had managed until he moved to Italy last summer. I was touched that he remembered me. He told me about his time in Italy, how he was adjusting, and that he missed his home in Pakistan and everyone at Allshore. I was […]

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Fawzia Koofi, The Favored Daughter

The Favored Daughter A Book Review by Andrea Gudbergsson Fawzia Koofi has led an exceptional life marred with more hardship and tragedy than it seems any one person could possibly endure. This remarkable woman, born the unwanted 19th daughter of an MP in Afghanistan, not only endured however, she has soared, becoming a prominent politician, […]

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Eid ul-Fitr

Ramadan is a challenging and rewarding time for Muslims around the world, and they are rewarded for their devotion with a holiday that all but mandates festivity and cheer. Eid ul-Fitr begins the day after Ramadan ends and marks the start of the month Shawwal and, like Ramadan, is officially begun when the moon has […]

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Ramadan: The Holy Month of Revelation

Ramadan is the holiest period for Muslims around the world. This period of sacrifice and reflection can be difficult for an outside observer to fully grasp, but working for Allshore during Ramadan last year with 80+ Pakistani Muslims gave me a unique opportunity to try, and what I learned not only taught me a lot […]

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Business and the War on Terror

Business has a profound effect on people’s lives, and in our increasingly globalized world, this has never been truer or more important. Business spans great distances overcoming barriers in range and location, yet as the world becomes metaphorically smaller, there is no guarantee the individual pieces will fit together into the new whole with ease. […]

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The Birth of Pakistan

Pakistan, or the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as it is officially known, is a relatively young country, emerging on 14 August 1947. Formerly a part of the British Indian Empire, Pakistan gained its independence according to the ideas put forth in the Lahore Resolution authored in March 1940 during a meeting of the All India […]

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Allshore in Pakistan – Final Days

Sunday, May 27 – Trip to Murree On Sunday we visited the Murree Hill Station, a beautiful scenic outlook in the middle of a mountainous region 45 minutes outside of Islamabad. I have heard a lot of good things about this place and it is touted as a popular tourist destination in Pakistan. During our […]

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Allshore in Pakistan – Day Six

Friday, May 25: Today was our last day in the office. Before work the managers came to our hotel to take some group photos. The shoot was a lot of fun and we managed to draw quite the audience by the end. On the way to work Bryan and I asked Raheel if we could […]

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Allshore in Pakistan – Day Five

Thursday, May 24: Our day began with the usual eventful ride to the office. Each day Bryan and I sit in the back seat of the car giggling shamelessly at how out of control street traffic feels here. It’s like a near death experience every second of the trip, not for us, but for the […]

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Allshore in Pakistan – Day Four

Wednesday, May 23: Today, we took a different route to the office so I once again recorded our trip. At one point, a police caravan drove by us going in the opposite direction and on the back of the truck there was a mounted 50-caliber machine gun and a guy with his finger on the […]