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Stories about Pakistan

31 July 2015

Calls to #StopEvictions as Pakistani Authorities Bulldoze Slums

"Hey CDA: The children’s library in #Islamabad has been occupied by a religious seminary 4 yrs. Would you evict those illegal occupants too?"

1 July 2015

As Karachi Succumbs to a Record-Breaking Heatwave, Social Media to the Rescue

The Bridge

As a heatwave grips parts of Pakistan, dilapidated government hospitals struggle to cope with the influx of heatstroke patients. A tweet from Faisal Kapadia helps ease the situation in Karachi.

14 June 2015

Pakistani Digital Rights Advocate Nominated as TIME's Next Generation Leader

Global Voices Advocacy

'If youth is speaking for a cause, they have the ability to bring change. They only have to be consistent.'

13 June 2015

Activists Claim the UK Government Has Sent Deported Pakistani Student Majid Ali to His Death

The recent deportation of a Pakistani student Majid Ali from Scotland sparked a debate among young students who are questioning why deport first and ask questions later?

12 June 2015

The Newly Updated Indic Keyboard App Now Supports 22 Asian Languages

Rising Voices

A mobile input app called Indic Keyboard's newest release now supports language input in 22 Asian languages including 18 Indian languages apart from English, with 54 input layouts.

10 June 2015

Life Stops For Many Quetta Residents When the Prime Minister of Pakistan Visits

According to estimates, hundreds of thousands are affected every time road blocks are put up for the security of important people in Quetta, home to about 1 million.

1 June 2015

Pakistani Journalists Left in Limbo Amid Vicious Media War

"If you can not give employment to 2200 media workers, you have no right to take away 2,200 jobs."

The Dangerous Lack of Health Care Facilities in Pasni, Pakistan

When the residents of Pasni are in need of any serious medical help, they have to travel more than a hundred kilometers to other cities because local facilitates are dilapidated.

30 May 2015

Sex, Religion and Politics Collide in ‘Dirty Paki Lingerie’

Pakistani-American Aizzah Fatima has brought her one-woman play to all sorts of venues in recent years. Even the play's title offends some. It's called: Dirty Paki Lingerie.

29 May 2015

In Pakistan's Peshawar, Where 132 Children Were Slain, a New School Promotes Peace

The Peshawar School for Peace, which was inaugurated on 6 May 2015, aims to promote interfaith harmony, girls' education and social cohesion. Global Voices spoke with those behind the school.

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

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

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.

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