We embark from an unlikely place to think queer. We learn how queer thinking in such place might reflect, refract, even refuse our analytical habits around the term queer. With a cross-cutting interest in affects of language, location and be/longing, this on-going project invites reflection on what meanings adhere to queer in Pakistan or what might it mean to speak from here to queer discourse elsewhere. Both as a series of singular essays and a proposed edited volume, Pakistan Desires queries how desire emerges and transacts, turns abundant and acquires affective-political charge through forms of writing, art, image, sex, religious rituals and political participation in the context of Pakistan. The project follows two events, which I organized and that centered queer issues in relation to Pakistan: A panel at the 26th European Conference of South Asian Studies 2018 entitled Pakistan Desires: Queer Futurities of the Urban; and a 3-day symposium entitled Queer Futures: Politics/ Aesthetics/ Sexualities, which was held at LUMS in Lahore in March 2019.