Stories about Pakistan
''Even as the platforms have grown and spread around the world, the center of gravity of these debates continues to revolve around D.C. and San Francisco.''
On July 21, renowned Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan was abducted in Islamabad. Though he was released about 12 hours after, fingers are being pointed at state security agencies.
"We are the invisible hands. Our work is not valued. We don’t exist for the families we serve nor do we exist for the state."
The construction of the first Hindu temple in Islamabad was stopped after protests from different quarters, but rights activists and minority politicians are hopeful that the temple will be built.
#BlackLivesMatter resonates in South Asia as Unilever drops ‘Fair’ from ‘Fair & Lovely’ cosmetic line
In the wake of the Black Lives Matters movement, Unilever announced that they would rebrand their leading skin care product ‘Fair & Lovely’ to 'Glow and Lovely'.
A number of students were manhandled, baton-charged and arrested in Quetta, Balochistan, for protesting against non-availability of internet after their classes shifted online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Pakistan has implemented new lockdown restrictions after a letter from the WHO urged the country to improve testing and control outbreak numbers.
Families of the victims of PIA Flight PK8303 were asked to give DNA to identify bodies.
In mid-May, Twitter, Zoom and Persicope were either blocked or throttled across Pakistan. Activists say the move was meant to target a few web conferences on human rights issues.
The plague of locusts has already devastated crops in parts of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula as well as South Asia.
Kazim’s works have been exhibited in major international fairs and exhibitions around the world, including New York’s Frieze art fair in 2019.
In recent months, several Pakistani activists and bloggers living in Europe have claimed to have been targeted for speaking up against human rights violations in Pakistan.
Videos of empty cities from around the world curated by Global Voices' contributors.
Medical professionals staged a protest in Baluchistan Province in Pakistan to demand Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to remain safe from coronacirus transmission from patients and they were arrested.
People on social media are wondering if measures taken by the government are adequate and whether there is a proper infrastructure to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Pakistan.
Right-wing agitators attacked participants in the peaceful Aurat Azadi March in Pakistan's capital on March 8, pelting marchers with stones, beating them with sticks and throwing chilli powder into their...
On International Women's Day, thousands of women, transgender people, children and men participated in the annual Aurat March in different Pakistani cities to highlight the plight of women.
A recent ugly spat on a NEO TV Channel talk show exposes the prevailing misbehaviour, sexism, misogyny and abusive language targeting women panellists and anchors in Pakistan media.
Aurat March has encouraged women to rally across Pakistan to raise awareness of women's issues. This year, the initiative faces a petition to ban the march for being "anti-Islamic."