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Pakistan Fisherfolk forum (PFF) on Saturday organised a gathering to express solidarity on Malala Day being observed by various human rights and civil society organisations around the world.

Fisherfolk Forum Leaders Express Solidarity with Malala© Gender Concerns International

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The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), a grass-roots non-governmental organisation, has launched a year-long campaign titled "Freedom of Rivers", Chairperson PFF Mohammad Ali Shah told The News on Saturday.

Water availability shrinking fast in Pakistan

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Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF)Abdul Rasheed Gaho is a Pakistani fisherman from the Gharo district in Sindh. Several years ago, he was out at sea when he got caught in a storm and was washed ashore on the Indian side of the border. He was arrested by Indian border officials, and after languishing in an Indian jail for several years as a prisoner of war, he finally managed to return home – only to find his wife busy preparing for her second marriage. His friends and family, because of his prolonged absence, had written him off as being dead.