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· August, 2016

Stories about Pakistan from August, 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Status Quo Has Got to Go

This week we tell you tales of protest, tragedy, and discrimination from Ethiopia, Egypt, Pakistan, Trinidad and Australia.

‘Limited Bandwidth': Where Is the Reporting on Kashmir?

"For partisan commenters on both sides, compromise seems impossible. Kashmir is like Solomon’s Baby, except both of its prospective mothers are happy to cut it in half."

Killed in the Quetta Bombing, Mehmood Khan Was a Dreamer and the Best of Pakistan

Mehmood's death in the Quetta hospital bombing is a monumental loss. The media industry helped transform him from a security guard into a skilled media professional.

In Hospital Bombing, Pakistan Lost a Whole Generation of Lawyers in Balochistan

"The number of junior lawyers, who are the sole bread winners of their homes and who are now unemployed runs into hundreds. Most of those who died were first-generation educated"

Porn, Prostitution, or Death: Being Trans in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

"We know our rights and we are standing up to claim them.its just the beginning. We are a movement, we are pink warriors. There is no going back. "

The Disappearance of Literary and Social Activist Wahid Baloch

"A man who fought to eradicate the menace of forced disappearances became a victim of the very crime."

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