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CBEC Forum: In the Bowels of Society: Reflections of a Police Surgeon from Karachi

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Join us for our upcoming CBEC Forum titled “In the Bowels of Society: Reflections of a Police Surgeon from Karachi” on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 3 pm, in which Dr Summaiya Syed Tariq will bring together the stark realities of medico-legal work interfacing with human suffering. Dr Tariq will discuss her experiences as a forensics specialist in dealing with cases of suicide, homicide, rape and domestic violence among others. Her session will bring up unique challenges in her field related to informed consent, privacy and confidentiality and stigma, among other areas.

Dr. Summaiya Syed Tariq is an Additional Police Surgeon at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. She did her MBBS from Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in 1996, followed by a Diploma in Medical Jurisprudence (DMJ) from DUHS 2012. She is a member of the Parliamentary Committee for the Anti Rape Act 2021 with valuable contributions also made to the Sindh Medico-legal Reforms Committee. She also serves as Amicus Curiae on cases in various courts as and when required.

This session will be conducted in a hybrid format, with a limited number of physical seats at CBEC. Those interested in attending the session in person are requested to register by emailing before March 7, 2022. This session will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page.

To attend online, please register on the Zoom link below:…

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Timings: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm PST
Location: CBEC-SIUT & Online (Facebook Live & Zoom)

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Attributed to Dasavanta. Amr, Disguised as Mazmahil the Surgeon, Practices Quackery on the Sorcerers of Antali, ca. 1570. Opaque watercolor and gold on cotton,
mounted on paper, 31 x 25 in. (78.7 x 63.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Caroline H. Polhemus Fund, 24.49 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 24.49_detail_IMLS_SL2.jpg)

Issues of Language and Culture in Bioethics Teaching

Farid Bin Masood

Part-time Faculty Member, CBEC-SIUT

This video is an extension of the article “Language and Bioethics” written by CBEC faculty member, Farid bin Masood. In the video, Farid discusses how our perceptions of the world are influenced by the languages we speak which are reciprocally shaped by our lived realities. He comments on the difficulties in translating a text from one language to another and points out that the evolution of bioethics is imbued with the cultural and social context of the time and space in which it originated.

In the context of bioethics, he points out the difficulties in teaching the notions often regarded as universal principles of bioethics in different cultures and languages. Issues of language and difficulties in translating some bioethics concepts are highlighted by excerpts from interviews with two other faculty members, (Ali Asghar Lanewala and Nida Wahid Bashir), who talk about their experience of teaching bioethics and discuss the importance of incorporating local language and culture into their teaching.