Stories about Pakistan
2 June 2016
Islamic Council's Endorsement of ‘Light’ Domestic Violence Doesn't Go Over Well With Pakistani Women
Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology is at the center of a national scandal, thanks to controversial legislation it's proposed that would legalize “light” domestic violence.
28 May 2016
Earlier this month, the students of University of Sargodha, Lahore Campus, were shocked to receive a bizarre notice from the school's administration: no more hanky panky.
19 May 2016
17 May 2016
"We do not simply want the Police to 'defuse' the incident, we want them to arrest those who are whipping up hatred and plotting sectarian violence."
12 May 2016
Where Is Zeenat Shahzadi? Missing Journalist Is Suspected Victim of Pakistan's Enforced Disappearances
"It is getting to the point when anyone of us can disappear for seeking or speaking the truth..."
6 May 2016
"I get @CIA desire to take victory lap but tweeting #UBLRaid seems contrary to Intel Community ethos & good judgment"
22 April 2016
In a move that's being called both “unprecedented and bold,” the most powerful man in Pakistan has dismissed half a dozen army officers over allegations of corruption.
20 April 2016
"Stop using anti-terror policies to quash the voices of peaceful and unarmed peasant protesters #PeasantsNotTerrorists #FreeOkara5"
Norbert Almeida is a security expert who for the past several years has provided security updates and security guides to the public via Twitter and his blog.
The government maintains that limiting or even eliminating media coverage of civil unrest helps curb violence. But not everyone agrees with this approach.
19 April 2016
There are some incomprehensible English lyrics and some off-tune singing. But that isn't what Taher is about. He is creating viral art.
"Realise that you have internalized concepts of misogyny...and instead of policing how they should resist, or debating whether or not this is effective, support them."
4 April 2016
One of the biggest leaks in journalistic history reveals shady offshore dealings of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family, amongst other world leaders.
28 March 2016
27 March 2016
Following the attack, scores of citizens began coordinating efforts to donate blood and provide support to the families of the victims.
15 March 2016
Maheen Taseer kept count of the number of days she was separated from her husband Shahbaz. She could finally stop counting on March 8, when he was rescued.
23 February 2016
Imagine teaching for 23 years in a small Afghan refugee camp, and then, one day, learning that Stephen Hawking himself has lauded you and your work
Alamgir Khan's #fixit campaign has rallied young Karachiites into action has taken up the responsibility of fixing some of the city's most detrimental issues.
16 February 2016
According to one of activist Sabeen Mahmud's killers, her '"un-Islamic" Valentine's Day rally was "the sin she eventually paid for."
13 February 2016
Throughout history, walls have been a symbol of separation, segregation, and division. But a new phenomenon called the “wall of kindness” is doing just the opposite.