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Terminally Ill Teen Struggles to Reunite with Parents in Pakistan

Posted on · Every year, millions of people around the world apply for visas to visit the United States. But experts say national security concerns – like the terrorist attacks in Paris – have made that process much more difficult. Now, it may be blocking a final reunion between a terminally ill teenager in Houston and her parents […]

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Summer Reading: Short Stories Aim to Educate Houstonians About Life in Pakistan

Posted on · Throughout the summer months, Houston Matters is dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston or written or edited by Houstonians. Our summer reading series continues today with Saadia Faruqi, author of Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan. Faruqi has worked in Houston’s non-profit sector and has […]