Stories about Pakistan from May, 2014
Balochistan Marches for School Safety as Panjgur Braves Boko Haram-type Threats
Thousands marched chanting “we want education, education is our basic right, save education," after threats from militants forced dozens of private schools in the town Panjgur to close.
Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif Will Attend Narendra Modi’s Swearing-In
India's new Prime Minister Modi invited all member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in a strategic move some speculated lets him dive head-first into diplomacy.
Pakistan's Sindh Province Still Wants to Censor WhatsApp, Viber and Skype
Aamir Atta at ProPakistani reports quoting local media houses that social media applications like WhatsApp, Viber and Skype may be blocked in Pakistan's Sindh province to maintain law and order. The Sindh government had proposed a similar ban in October last year, citing security concerns. However, experts say because a...
When I Showed Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet Around Karachi
Back in 2011, before Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet assumed their new leadership roles at the New York Times, they visited Karachi.
‘When I Heard the Sounds of Bullets, I Knew They Had Come for Me’
Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi recalls the attack on his life that left his 25-year-old driver dead in March.
Helping Children Learning Urdu Alphabets
Chowrangi blog informs about a free interactive mobile app which introduces kids to Urdu alphabets and words. The app titled “Urdu Ustad” originally had the diaspora Urdu-speaking families as its target audience, but recently majority of download requests have come from Pakistan proving its usefulness.
The Pakistani Blogger Who Couldn't Walk But Inspired Others to Run
Sarmad Tariq never let his paralysis stop him from traveling the world as a motivational speaker and marathon athlete. He died April 30 at age 38 in Pakistan.
Pakistan: Confessed Serial Killer of Gay Men Used Social Website to Lure Victims
The accused killer said he wanted to send a message about the evils of pedophilia. Some LGBT activists fear he might be hailed as a hero.