Man o Salwa / من و سلویٰ by Umera Ahmed:
Man o Salwa (English: Manna and Quail) by Umera Ahmed revolves around the blessings and influence of ethics and morals on people’s lives.
It is a story about the curses of poverty that lead to extreme kinds of materialism,
how poverty defaces human emotions and turns blood relations into insecure parasites.
Zainab, Shiraz, Karam Ali and Zarri are from extremely poor families and as they struggle to make both ends meet,
they are caught in a never ending conflict between their emotional relationships and their obligations.
It was published in episodic form in Khawateen Digest November 2006-November 2007.