pictured here with Usman Khan whose father was killed in a drone attack on March 17, 2011. Khan asked that the photo be taken to show the world that they are not a "terrorists." Tahir is an independent journalist reporting on conflict, culture and politics in Pakistan. Her work has appeared in several media outlets including Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, Democracy Now!, BBC/PRI’s The World, Caravan, and The Columbia Journalism Review, among others.
Sometimes, I dream that the drone is going to attack, and I’m scared. I’m really scared. After the interview is over, Sadaullah Wazir pulls the pant legs over the stubs of his knees till they conceal the bone-colored prostheses.