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Stories about Pakistan

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.

17 March 2015

7 Pakistani Performances You Don't Want to Miss at the SXSW Music Festival

When most music fans think trance or indie and progressive rock, they don't think of Pakistani bands. But that's exactly what audiences at the SXSW Pakistan Showcase will see.

7 March 2015

In Pakistan's Education Crisis, Balochistan War on Cheating is Pointless

The Bridge

With 2 in 3 children out-of-school, the government in Pakistan's province of Balochistan has launched an aggressive campaign against cheating in exams.

5 March 2015

From a Promising Boxer to a Casualty of the Lyari Gang Wars in Pakistan

Talha Baloch was originally from the coastal Balochistan city of Gwadar. But after a series of career dead ends, he moved to Lyari, Karachi, known for producing excellent boxers.

2 March 2015

With Their Government Silent on Rising Shia Killings, These Pakistanis are Speaking Up

Since the beginning of 2015, more than 80 people have been killed in four attacks on Shia mosques in three different cities of Pakistan.

6 February 2015

Pakistani Lawmaker Offers Dubious Bounty for Charlie Hebdo Owner

Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said he'll $200,000 to anyone who killed the magazine's owner and $100,000 to the Charlie Hebdo attackers' heirs. Some are calling it a dangerous PR stunt.

5 February 2015

With the Falling Price of Petrol, Pakistan Plunges Into a Deeper Fuel Crisis

People were seen pushing their cars to petrol stations and forming long queues. Some came with Coke bottles in hand to fill up on the limited supply of petrol.

20 January 2015

One Month on, Pakistanis Pledge to ‪#‎NeverForget ‪the Horrific Peshawar School Massacre

Campaigners urged overseas Pakistanis to join “not just by sending funds, but by going to Pakistani embassies wherever they live” to send a strong message to the government.

31 December 2014

Protests, Blackouts, and a Bill of Rights for the Internet: Advox in 2014

Global Voices Advocacy

In 2014, the Global Voices Advox team covered more stories than ever before. From Egypt to Ethiopia to Tajikistan to Turkey, our authors wrote what they saw on the ground,...

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