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Pakistan

Country archive · 396 posts


Latest stories about Pakistan

12 February 2014

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Controversial Sindh Festival Accused of Risking Ancient Ruins for Flashy Kickoff

The festival celebrating the rich and vast cultural heritage of Sindh drew ire from some for its decision to hold the theatrical opening ceremony at the ancient ruins of Mohenjo-daro.

5 February 2014

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Pakistani Journalists on Taliban Hit-List

The Taliban have issued a fatwa against some Pakistani media houses and prepared a hit list with the names of two dozen journalists and publishers.

3 February 2014

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Taliban Play Trump with Peace Talks in Pakistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said regardless of the recent deadly attacks by the Taliban, Pakistan hopes that its talks-first approach will help end the violence in the country.

16 January 2014

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Is Pakistan's Much-Needed Gas Pipeline a Pipe Dream?

In early December, Iran cancelled a 500 million US dollar loan to help Pakistan finance its part of a gas pipeline that authorities hope will combat Pakistan's dire energy crisis.

14 January 2014

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Aitezaz Hasan, Pakistan's Young Hero Who Took on a Suicide Bomber to Save his School

"We don’t need more Aitzazs’. Not one or one million. What we need is to be worthy of the one we lost."

29 December 2013

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Contemplating Nelson Mandela's Legacy in South Asia

"Nepali leaders have a lot to learn from Mandela's statesmanship, integrity, and lack of political ambition."

27 December 2013

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PHOTOS: Humans Of South Asia

"It reminds me to love and respect everybody-- something many people here tend to have forgotten."

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Pakistan Idol Makes Some Music Dreams Come True, Crushes Others

Pakistan now has its own version of the popular Idol singing competition. The first episode of Pakistan Idol was broadcast on December 6, 2013.

19 December 2013

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Bangladesh-Pakistan Relations Sour Over Islamist Leader's War Crimes Execution

Pakistan's lower house adopted a resolution expressing concern over the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah, and some claimed that the real reason for his execution was his “loyalty to Pakistan”.

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Pashto Singer Ghazala Javed's Ex-Husband Sentenced to Death for Her Murder

During her lifetime, Ghazala Javed bravely defied Taliban pressure to stop singing and spoke up against creeping Talibanization in her hometown Swat.

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