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Stories about Pakistan

22 January 2016

Can Our Children Be Safe? Pakistanis Ask After University Attack

"This is going to be a test.. a harsh one.. comparisons will be drawn.. you can't have winners when children have been snatched from parents"

21 January 2016

Internet Censorship in Pakistan is Not Just About YouTube

Global Voices Advocacy

If at all, Internet regulation in Pakistan has been based on ad-hoc decisions that are made in the absence of transparency and accountability.

14 January 2016

Printers Censor Another New York Times Article, Shedding Light on Pakistan's Stifled Speech Environment

Global Voices Advocacy

"...this blank space in the newspaper speaks volumes about the conditions under which we live and write in Pakistan today."

13 January 2016

Indians and Pakistanis Hope to Take Their Countries From Rivals to Friends

"India and Pakistan are sister nations.. We have so much in common.. A united India-Pakistan will be better for everyone :)"

10 January 2016

A China-Financed Economic Corridor Brings Promise and Discord to Pakistan

Can Pakistan's regions and political parties come to a consensus over who should benefit most from the mega-project? That seems unlikely for the moment.

6 January 2016

Pakistanis Weigh In on Saudi Arabia and Iran's Diplomatic Break-Up

"In the Iran vs Saudi debate we should side with New Zealand. Be as far away from it as possible."

4 January 2016

ISIS is Alive and Well in Pakistan Despite Persistent Government Denials

As the world was gearing up to celebrate New Year, news broke in Pakistan that twenty people from Lahore, including women and children, had travelled to Syria to join ISIS.

27 December 2015

Many Afghans See Their Future with India, Not Pakistan

A wave of Afghan social media love accompanied Indian PM Narendra Modi during his visit to Kabul.

26 December 2015

Christmas Around the World in 17 Photos

Many thanks to the Global Voices members who shared photos from their celebrations and Christmas dinner tables.

23 December 2015

This Year on GV Face We Took You to Gaza, Budapest, Beirut, Paris and Beyond

GV Face

This has been a fascinating year on GV Face, our Hangout series where we try to understand the world through discussions with our on-ground experts -- Global Voices community members.

16 December 2015

The Liberation of Dhaka and the Whitewashing of Pakistan's History

The Bridge

Pakistan's official account of their Armed Forces' surrender in Dhaka 44 years ago ignores the realities of the bloody conflict that resulted in Bangladesh's secession.

A Year on From the Peshawar School Attack, the Wounds are Still Fresh

The Bridge

"The auditorium smelt like an abattoir. “This is where the most children were killed,” we were told." One year later, a journalist revisits the experience of the Peshawar school attack.

6 December 2015

Pakistan's Tougher Migration Policy Sends Unverified Deportees Back to Greece

Greece deported 49 people to Pakistan and Pakistan has sent back 30 of them, as the two countries find themselves on opposite ends of an ever-worsening refugee crisis.

2 December 2015

GV Face: How Do You Feel About The Term “Terrorism”?

GV Face

Names and labels are something we take very seriously at Global Voices.

29 November 2015

Thoughts on Women, Power, Privilege and Black Friday Videos in Pakistan

The Bridge

Privilege and power exist on a spectrum and the video only made me question the conditions that could create this madness in Pakistan.

26 November 2015

Ahmadi Muslims Once Again Become a Target for Violence in Pakistan

"We bleat about the West callously turning back refugees while we sit in abject silence at continued Ahmadi persecution in Pakistan."

13 November 2015

A New Hashtag Battles the Hatred Between India and Pakistan With Love

"Let peace be spread everywhere...Long Live Peace...Long live peace lover of both countries...."

27 October 2015

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Leaves the US Without a Peep About Nukes

"Very unusual for a long joint statement to appear before the mtg is over! Obama-Sharif talks"

26 October 2015

Deadly 7.5-Magnitude Earthquake Jolts South Asia

More than 260 people have been reported dead in the region.

18 October 2015

He Crossed Nine Countries to Flee War—and He Was Just 12 Years Old

Gulwari Passarlay was only 12 when his mother sent him away from Afghanistan because she feared for his safety in the UK. He's written a book about his journey.

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