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Blast In Pakistan Leaves At Least 10 Dead

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 02.13.2017 | World

An explosion near the provincial assembly in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens on Monday, local media reported...

Why Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs Should Object To Pakistan Being Called Hell

Haroon Khalid | Posted 09.06.2016 | Religion
Haroon Khalid

In this regard therefore Parrikar's remarks are not only offensive to Pakistanis but also Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Sikhs living in India and other parts of the world whose religions developed in the land which is today known as Pakistan.

Bombs Kill At least 12, Wound Dozens At Pakistan Court

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.03.2016 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Two bombs killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens outside a court complex in northwest Pakistan on Friday,...

A Tale Of Two Governors And One Mosque

Haroon Khalid | Posted 08.31.2016 | Religion
Haroon Khalid

On the morning of January 5, 2011, as the body of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer was placed in the grounds of the palatial Governor's House in the heart of Lahore, there was much confusion over who would offer his funeral prayers.

PM's Daughter: Pakistan To Pass Law Against Honor Killings In Weeks

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s ruling party plans to pass long-delayed legislation against “honor killings” within weeks in the wake of the hi...

Pakistani Social Media Star Allegedly Strangled By Brother In 'Honor Killing'

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 16 (Reuters) - Qandeel Baloch, a social media star whose exploits divided opinion in conservative Pakistan, was allegedly stran...

The journey from Guru Arjan to Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Haroon Khalid | Posted 06.13.2016 | Travel
Haroon Khalid

There is a small red structure inside the Mochi Gate of Lahore, one of the 13 historical gateways into the walled city. Painted red, the structure now...

What Should Pakistan Do With Its Colonial Legacy?

Haroon Khalid | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Haroon Khalid

Early on the morning of May 13, 1857, the native regiment army in Lahore was summoned to the parade ground. They were positioned in a way that the European horse-artillery troop was behind them.

Enough With the "I Am" Memes Already

Sezin Koehler | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Sezin Koehler

Let's get something straight: Unless you're Parisian, French, or live(d) there, no, you are not Paris. To be Parisian -- to be from anywhere, really -- is to understand the cultural complexities of that identity that cannot be subsumed or learned with a pithy solidarity meme on social media.

Lahore's development and its forlorn princess

Haroon Khalid | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Haroon Khalid

The Chauburji (literally, "four towers") once was the gateway to one of the largest gardens in the city of Lahore. Unlike other gardens there was no n...

Pakistan Detained More Than 5,000 After Easter Bombing Killed 72

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.29.2016 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has rounded up more than 5,000 militant suspects, then released most of them, in the two days since a suicide bomber ki...

Leaders From America, Europe, Israel and New Zealand Stand With Belgium's Citizens - Brussels Attacks

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In the aftermath of the Brussels terror attacks, which killed 35 people and injured 270, leaders from the Unites States of America, Europe, Israel and...

Wake Up Obama: Jihad Attacks on Christians Not A Sideshow

Daniel Williams | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

The vicious attacks on Christians celebrating Easter at a public park in Lahore, Pakistan, seemed to have confused the U.S. government as well as some politicians and reporters because many of the 70 or so dead were Muslims as well as Christians.

Pakistanis Hunt For Militants Behind Lahore Easter Bombing

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.28.2016 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities launched a hunt on Monday for militants behind a suicide bomb that killed at least 65 people in an ...

Deadly Bomb Blast Hits Public Park In Pakistan's Lahore

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.27.2016 | World

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 65 people, mostly women and children, at a park in Lahore on Sunday in an atta...

A Sufi Saint and a Murderer: a Tale of Two Qadris Centuries Apart

Haroon Khalid | Posted 03.18.2016 | Religion
Haroon Khalid

A tall minaret can be seen from afar. In the labyrinth streets of the city of Kasur in Pakistan, this tall minaret of the mosque becomes our guide

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, U.S. d...

Finding Myself in a Lost Pakistan

Aisha Subhan | Posted 09.24.2016 | 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 07.15.2016 | 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."

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.