Skip to main content
Translate page with Google

Story Publication logo September 15, 2016

Interactive Map: Reporting Across Pakistan

Country:

Authors:
Ashi Jaan, age 45, takes a break from the protest to sit and smoke a cigarette while chatting with the rickshaw driver. Image by Ikra Javed. Pakistan, 2016.
English

Are they cross-dressing males? Are they drag queens? Are they transgender women, or are they simply...

Media file: screen_shot_2016-09-14_at_3.57.18_pm.png
Click the link below to view a full-screen interactive map of this project's reporting. Images by Ikra Javed. Pakistan, 2016. Data visualization by Patrick Reilly.

Student Fellow Ikra Javed, a rising junior at Davidson College, recently returned from her trip to Pakistan to report on that country's khawaja siras. Covering this topic took her to Lahore and Rawalpindi, two of Pakistan's largest cities, as well as Islamabad, its capital. The map above, created by Pulitzer Center intern Patrick Reilly using a geo-referencing app, includes photos Ikra took at all three of these locations. One features the same khawaja siras who were interviewed for this project. Others give a sense of day-to-day life—rickshaw rides, ice cream bars, monsoons—in this country of over 180 million people.

Click here to view the interactive map.

RELATED CONTENT

RELATED ISSUES

LBGTQIA Rights

Issue

LGBTQIA Rights

LGBTQIA Rights
Migration and Refugees

Issue

Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees

Support our work

Your support ensures great journalism and education on underreported and systemic global issues