Being Transgender in Pakistan

Ashee Butt greets us in a dingy one-bedroom shack located in the heart of Heera Mandi, Lahore’s notorious red light district. She looks at the camera tentatively while adjusting her shawl, and applies another coat of bright pink lipstick. Ashee is a hijra, a local term for transgendered individuals in South Asia.

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Kushti - Traditional Wrestling of Pakistan

Kushti is Pakistan's version of traditional wrestling, played on soil. This ancient sport holds great importance in Pakistani society as it is one of the very few traditional games still being played on an international level across Pakistan.

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