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Meet The Pakistanis Who Won't Let The Music Stop

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

When Pakistan makes headlines, it's usually for a "security" issue -- attacks by the Pakistani Taliban, peace talks in neighboring Afghanistan, ...

Finding Myself in a Lost Pakistan

Aisha Subhan | Posted 09.24.2015 | College
Aisha Subhan

At age 20, I was finally going to visit the subcontinent of my ethnic origin. As the plane inched closer to Karachi's airport, I predicted the plane would backtrack, escape its intended route, and never land on Pakistani soil.

What They Didn't Tell You About Pakistan: Seven Common Myths Dispelled

Sabreena Razaq Hussain | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Sabreena Razaq Hussain

Pakistan. It may be one of the most misunderstood countries around and it is certainly easy to see why when you hit the layman's ceiling of knowledge in about ten seconds.

How Cellphones Helped to Dramatically Reduce New Cases of Dengue Fever in Pakistan

Ravi Kumar | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

This new dashboard allowed officials including the chief minister to track the progress. He used the dashboard in his meetings to ensure "that no vulnerable or affected areas were neglected."

Deadly Twin Bombings Hit Churches In Pakistan During Sunday Services

AP | K.M. CHAUDHRY and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippe...

Dozens Dead In Pakistan-India Border Bombing

AP | ZAHEER BABAR and ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 01.02.2015 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated explosives near a Pakistani paramilitary checkpoint near the country's eastern border with India ...

Pakistan's Politics: A Soap Opera?

Mariam Khan | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

The basic purpose of the government and its bureaucracy is to fulfill the needs of the people they govern. The champions of democracy who are carrying out sit-ins in Islamabad, are they really giving the people their right?

PHOTOS: Muslims Make Human Chain To Protect Christians During Prayers

The Express Tribune | Web Desk / Aroosa Shaukat | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion

Hand in hand as many as 200-300 people formed a human chain outside the St Anthony’s Church adjacent to the District Police Lines at the Empress Roa...

Uncovering the Artistic Heart of Pakistan

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts
Rahilla Zafar

Today marks Pakistan's historic elections. It's significant because since the country's birth in 1947, it's the first time there's been a transition from one civilian government to another.

Popcorn Preview: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) Cast includes: Riz Ahmed (Four Lions), Live Schreiber (Defiance), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Kiefer Suther...

Pakistan's Islam Imperils the Public Space

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 03.25.2013 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Religious intolerance has become de facto a central component of Pakistani identity. This intolerance is legislated within Pakistan's constitution, rooted in a Presidential decree, no less, when Pakistan introduced new legal definitions defining Muslim identity.

Pakistan: A Tipping Point?

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

While Pakistan is often dismissed as a "failed state," Mr. Tahirul Qadri clearly tapped into a deep and smoldering discontent on the streets.

New Frontiers in South Asia?

Alex Thier | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Alex Thier

I first travelled to Pakistan twenty years ago and many of the changes I see today are impressive. Many serious barriers to success remain as well, but Pakistanis aren't taking these challenges sitting down.

Bomb Hits Railway Station In Lahore, At Least 2 Killed

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan, April 24 (Reuters) - A bomb killed at least two people and injured at least 27 others when it exploded at the main railway station...

Life-Losing Drugs

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 03.25.2012 | Science
Muhammad H. Zaman

A major public hospital in a big city hands out recognized and branded drugs to chronic heart patients. 48 hours later several dozen of these patients are dead. No, this is not from Crichton's unfinished manuscript. There is no fiction here, this is reality.

The Forgotten Dessert (PHOTOS)

Khalil Shah | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Khalil Shah


The Sun Sets on 9/11/2001

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 11.09.2011 | New York
Derek Henry Flood

A decade of talking about who has won and who has lost is both immaterial and intellectually childish. It was never about winning or losing. It is about carrying on with life. Getting on with the business of this awkwardly, unevenly integrating world.

Slain Pakistani Governor's Son Kidnapped

AP | MUNIR AHMED and SHAH NAWAAZ | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — Gunmen abducted the son of a liberal Pakistani politician who was murdered by an Islamist extremist earlier this year, police...

An American in Pakistan

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

The kidnapping eleven days ago of American development worker Warren Weinstein prompts this week's column. I don't know anything about the man except ...

Female Curator Beaten By Police In Pakistan Art Gallery

Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts

A female curator was allegedly beaten for 'indecent' behavior by a police station supervisor in Lahore, Pakistan on August 2, at an art gallery owned ...

Taking the Next Step in Pakistan

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

I know many parts of Pakistan where girls have no education. "Madame, that should change," another community leader tells me. "It is wrong not to educate our children, boys and girls."

Source: NATO Helicopters Return Fire After Being Attacked From Across Pakistan Border

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2011 | World

May 17, 2011 7:44:26 AM KABUL, May 17 (Reuters) - Two NATO helicopters supporting a coalition base in eastern Afghanistan came under fire twice...

Facebook Censors 'Everybody Draw Mohammad Day' Page, Pakistan Lifts Ban

AP | BABAR DOGAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistan lifted a ban on Facebook on Monday after officials from the social networking site apologized for a page deemed offe...

Last Plane to Lahore

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The time is long overdue to get tough with young adults who believe that a visit to grandma in Pakistan should include a few months at a Taliban or Al Qaeda training camp.

Lahore Bombings and the Future of Pakistan

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Schweber

LAHORE, Pakistan Last night, either two or three suicide bombers attacked a Sufi shrine here in Lahore. The toll is presently estimated at 40 dead ...