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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

Pakistani University Tells Its Students ‘No More Hanky Panky’

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

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Disappeared

This week, we take you to Ecuador, Uganda, Bangladesh, Ukraine and Pakistan.

17 May 2016

Pakistanis Demand Arrests as Threat of Violence Looms Over Christians of Chak 144

"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

The CIA ‘Live-Tweets’ the Bin Laden Raid Five Years Later, Leaving Pakistanis Bewildered

"I get @CIA desire to take victory lap but tweeting #UBLRaid seems contrary to Intel Community ethos & good judgment"

22 April 2016

The Most Powerful Man in Pakistan Just Did Something ‘Unprecedented and Bold’

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

Pakistan Deploys Tanks Against Military Farm Tenants Protesting Peasant Leaders’ Arrests

"Stop using anti-terror policies to quash the voices of peaceful and unarmed peasant protesters #PeasantsNotTerrorists #FreeOkara5"

Meet the Pakistani Security Expert Saving Lives in 140 Characters

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.

Pakistan Confronts Qadri Protestors, But It’s Anybody’s Guess How, Thanks to Media Blackout

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

How Pakistan's Taher Shah Is Taking Viral Culture to the Next Level

There are some incomprehensible English lyrics and some off-tune singing. But that isn't what Taher is about. He is creating viral art.

University Students in Pakistan Bring Conversation About Menstruation Out in the Open

"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

#PanamaPapers Tell a Familiar Tale of Rich Political Elites in Pakistan

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

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Elephant in the Room

In this edition we take you to Somalia, Japan, China, Pakistan and Cuba.

27 March 2016

Blood Donors Crowd Lahore Hospitals Following Devastating Park Bombing on Easter Sunday

Following the attack, scores of citizens began coordinating efforts to donate blood and provide support to the families of the victims.

15 March 2016

For 237 Weeks, Maheen Taseer Never Gave Up Hope Her Kidnapped Husband Would Return

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

Aqeela Asifi: A Teacher in Exile Continues the Struggle

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

Dear Karachi City Officials, ‘Fix It’. (Or Else.)

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

A Pakistani Artist Remembers Sabeen Mahmud and her Valentine's Day Campaign

The Bridge

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

Finally, a Wall to Unite People, Not Divide Them

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.

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