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Stories about Pakistan

29 May 2015

Pakistan's Media is Silent as Hundreds Protest Government Gag on Bol News Group

Despite protests by journalists outside the Karachi Press Club, Pakistan's vibrant but cutthroat broadcast media industry has been mostly silent on the government's gag on Bol, a new media outlet.

28 May 2015

No Protection for Quetta's Vulnerable Child Garbage Sellers

Like thousands of other children in Balochistan's capital city Quetta, 12 year-old Jummah and 11 year-old Razzaq are forced into child labor because of extreme poverty.

21 May 2015

Pakistanis Use Twitter To Raise Their Concerns On The Proposed Cybercrime Bill 2015

Pakistani Company Accused of Running Fake Degree Scam Has a History of Silencing Critics

Many people tried to expose Axact's degree fraud before, the NYT didn't break this story, but this is the first time everyone is paying attention.

20 May 2015

Global Voices Partners With The Balochistan Point

Why Is Pakistan's Balochistan Shut Out of Its Own Natural Gas Reserves?

"Domestically, we have a dire need for Sui gas supply. In its absence, we have to resort to burning wood for household fuel needs."

16 May 2015

For Pakistan's Struggling National Airline, Balochistan Comes Last

The Bridge

An investigation by our partner site The Balochistan Point reveals major discrepancies in operations of Pakistan's national airline PIA in its poorest and largest province Balochistan.

6 May 2015

Gwadar's Thalassemia Patients Survive With ‘Hope’

Within the impoverished province of Balochistan, Gwadar is known for its well-financed strategic port. But its 249,055 residents lack basic health facilities.

4 May 2015

Risking Their Lives to Save Pakistanis From Polio

"According to media reports more than 60 people have lost their lives in the anti-polio campaign in Pakistan since 2012."

28 April 2015

Meet the Woman Who's Shaking Up Pakistan's Social Gaming Industry

Global Voices' Faisal Kapadia speaks to Mariam Adil, the young entrepreneur who's making waves in Pakistan's gaming industry.

26 April 2015

How a Bus Stop Row is Crippling Public Transport in Balochistan's Capital

The driver strike in Balochistan has caused significance inconvenience to the commuters of Quetta, especially those living in the Sariab area of the city. Where do politicians go from here?

24 April 2015

Pakistani Activist Sabeen Mahmud Shot Dead After Hosting an Event on Balochistan

Sabeen arranged this event after a roundtable under the same name "Unsilencing Balochistan" was cancelled at a leading private university called LUMS following pressure from Pakistani spies.

20 April 2015

GV Face: Breaking Pakistan's Silence on Balochistan

GV Face

Public discussions on Balochistan's war are rare. Nationalists think silence on Balochistan is their patriotic duty, others self-censor out of fear of Pakistan's powerful military.

14 April 2015

UAE Minister to Pakistan: ‘You Need to Take a Clear Stance on War in Yemen or Else’

Pakistan could pay a high cost for its "contradictory and ambiguous" stance towards the Saudi-led war on Yemen, warns a UAE minister on Twitter.

11 April 2015

Pakistani University Students Protest Against State Censorship Over Balochistan

Pakistan's intelligence services and their social media supporters equate academic debate on Balochistan with treachery. The student body of the university they muffled has struck back.

10 April 2015

‘This Is Not Our War': Pakistanis Want Nothing to Do With Saudi Arabia in Yemen

"We are a much informed and politically engaged nation now and we will not let our government fight other's wars."

9 April 2015

Did Pakistani Spies Just Kill a University Debate on Balochistan?

Public discussions on Balochistan's war are rare. Pakistan's largest, least-populated and poorest province is witnessing its fifth separatist movement since 1947.

28 March 2015

Pakistani Journalist and Blogger Remains in Exile, One Year After Violent Attack

Global Voices Advocacy

March 28 marks the first anniversary of the attack on Pakistani blogger and prominent political commentator Raza Rumi. Once a contributor to Global Voices, Rumi was added to the Taliban's hit...

20 March 2015

Pakistani Musicians Captivate Audiences at SXSW in Austin, Texas With Booming Hypnotic Beats

The Bridge

The rockstars of the night were Pakhtun musical quartet Khumariyaan from Peshawar.

18 March 2015

The Campaign to #SaveShafqat, the Pakistani Sentenced to Death at Age 14

Children aren't allowed to be given death sentences in Pakistan. But the police recorded his age as 23 when they arrested him. That record has never been corrected.

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