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Stories about Pakistan

11 March 2018

Aurat March (Woman March) Marks Resistance Against Misogyny in Pakistan

"There is a lot of anger that is finally releasing and this march was a way to direct that anger somewhere for something powerful and beautiful."

20 February 2018

#MehfoozBachpan: Pakistani Activists Demand Policy to Safeguard Children from Sexual Abuse in 2018 Elections

"Protected childhood is a collective dream, each of us is responsible for our children...We will vote for protected childhood in next election."

15 February 2018

Remembering Pakistan's Empowering Human Rights Activist Asma Jahangir

"Even in her death, she did not conform to the established code. Resistance, thy name is Asma."

11 February 2018

Mashal Khan Case Verdict Highlights Pakistan’s Blasphemy and Impunity Problem

"One death sentence and five life sentences for a lynching that was filmed? Surely there were more than six people involved."

10 February 2018

The Pashtun Long March Asks for Justice After Years of Ethnic Targeting

Thousands of ethnic Pashtuns from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and elsewhere in Pakistan have staged a sit-in in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad.

31 January 2018

Crowdfunded Rescue Saves French Mountaineer on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat, but Her Climbing Partner Is Left Behind

"The Heroes of Nanga parbat Polish climbers who stopped their K2 climb and saved life on killer mountain in the darkness...You showed the world what a human life means"

13 January 2018

Pakistanis Demand #JusticeForZainab, 7-Year-Old Raped and Murdered in Kasur

"12 young girls, have been raped and murdered in the last one year...Failure of Pakistan’s 'Criminal Justice System' lies at the root of this public anger."

20 December 2017

Amidst the Advent Season, Church Blast Leaves Nine Dead and Several Injured in Quetta, Pakistan

On December 17, 2017, the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, in Quetta, Pakistan was attacked, leaving nine dead and more than 50 injured.

19 December 2017

Pakistan's Digital Rights Foundation Launches Online Safety Network for Journalists


Last week, Digital Rights Foundation, a not-for-profit working on digital rights in Pakistan, launched the “Network for Journalists for Digital Rights.” The network seeks to help journalists keep safe while working online...

16 December 2017

#FindRaza: Social Media Campaign Launched for the Safe Return of Pakistani Human Rights Activist


Human rights activist Raza Mehmood Khan, who was working to build peace between Pakistan and India, went missing after he was last spotted at an event in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Art and Music Festival Brings Joy to Islamabad

After a month of tense street protests in Islamabad, an arts festival restores the spirits of its residents.

11 November 2017

Female-Run Restaurant Bends Back Social Barriers in Pakistan's Quetta

"Years ago, women’s lives were limited to the four walls of the house in Hazara Town, but it is no longer the case now."

10 August 2017

She Dared to Say Pakistan’s Most Popular Politician Harassed Her. Then Came the Abuse.

The Bridge

"I wish someone would throw acid on Gulalai's face". The smear campaign against the female tribal politician has been especially fierce on Twitter.

27 July 2017

Can Facebook Connect the Next Billion?


New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.

13 June 2017

The Death of a Sanitary Worker in Pakistan

The Bridge

"This incident hits at my identities as a humanitarian, a global public health advocate, a medical doctor, and a Pakistani minority."

10 June 2017

The Alleged Spy at the Center of India and Pakistan’s Latest Row

It's a matter of life and death for ex-Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.

9 June 2017

Pakistani Journalist Takes Intelligence Agency to Court Over Harassment


"Many friends have also confided tht seeing me go thru all wht i've had to has made thm self censor even more. Climate of fear persists"

5 June 2017

In Face of Government and Military Pressure, This Pakistani Newspaper Stood Tall

An explosive news story has resulted in several government officials losing their jobs and a newspaper being intimidated, revealing Pakistani state and military officials' limited regard for press freedom.

2 June 2017

The Muslims You Cannot See

The Bridge

"Islamophobia in its ugliest forms attacks our belonging. It attacks our identity, which is so vast, varied, and intersectional that it cannot possibly fit into a box."

11 May 2017

Pakistanis Are Outraged Over a Washing Machine Ad That Makes Light of Domestic Violence

"Disgusting concept that a man should be proud among his friends on beating his wife"

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