Tribune Take: Calling the call girls

T-Magazine discusses the changing face of Heera Mandi and its impact on prostitution in Pakistan.


Mahawish Rezvi December 24, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we look at 'The Flesh Trade' – T-Magazine’s cover story for this week.

Ameer Hamza Ahmed, sub-editor T-magazine, discusses the changing face of prostitution in Pakistan. He says that  when one talks about prostitution in Pakistan, the one instantly thinks about Heera Mandi - the notorious red light district of Lahore.

He says that the author, Ali Usman, tries to explain the changes that traditional red light district have undergone. The district, the kothas and gharanas have been replaced with DJs and guitar shops. However, Ahmed says prostitution still seems rampant, only with the environment turning seedier.

For a different perspective on the top story, this week's T-Magazine also carries interviews with a pimp, a male escort and an Azerbaijani call girl based in Karachi.

Read this week's T-Magazine articles here.

The Tribune Take daily news web show will appear on the tribune.com.pk home page.

The Take will feature in-depth interviews and analysis with editors and reporters who are covering the major stories, exploring front page events and major ledes. The news analysis covers the way The Express Tribune examines a story, how we cover it and why.

COMMENTS (4)

Honor vs Freedom | 9 years ago | Reply

@Maria: Ending ones's life rather accepting disgrace and cheapness is somehow recommended human behavior ... If the sufferer doesn't have power to kill himself then there are millions other who can get the job done 'In the name of Honor' ...

Straight Fire | 9 years ago | Reply

@abdul moiz: If things can happen without God's consent ... everything else is possible then

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