One Family Divided

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Attiya Dawood and her brother Aslam represent the two faces of Pakistan

Inside the sunny flat where Attiya Dawood lives with her family in Karachi's trendy Zamzama district, the TV is on full blast. Her two young daughters are engrossed in a children's show on an Indian channel, giggling and bouncing to the thumping beat of Who Let the Dogs Out. The walls are filled with miniature art by Attiya's husband, colorful paintings that comment on the role of women in Pakistani society. Attiya, 43, is busy cooking lunch in the kitchen. Shelves are cluttered with family photos, art books, novels. It is a joyful home, bustling and alive.