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U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson's Presence Outshined at the 5th Karachi Literature Festival

Mariam Khan | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

One question that has captivated a large chunk of Pakistan's majority is -- what will happen post 2014 when U.S. forces in Afghanistan will be withdrawn? People of Pakistan are dubious about their nation's future.

Why I'd Never Give My Son a Toy Gun

Juliet Linley | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Juliet Linley

Giving a child a gun as a toy doesn't demystify the object, as some claim. It actually normalizes it, to the extent that they possibly will not recognize the immensity of the difference between a play-gun and a real-gun.

These Birds Walk: A Profoundly Important Documentary

Fariha Roisin | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
Fariha Roisin

Cast in the shadows of Pakistan's domestic and international struggles, it is easy to forget that there are unseen faces beneath all the sensationalized media

WATCH: Doc Draws Beautiful Portrait Of Pakistani Street Children And Their Samaritans

Posted 11.01.2013 | World

Omar fled his rural Pakistani home for the streets of the port city of Karachi, eventually ending up in a house for runaways. The boy is the star in "...

Pakistan Plans Anti-Terror Fight

Ben Barber | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ben Barber

Pakistan plans to unleash a new anti-terrorist strategy within two weeks in the violent commercial capital Karachi, said a senior advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hours after Sharif met President Obama at the White House Wednesday.

Armored Cars Boom In Pakistan Amid Bombs And Bullets

Agence France Presse | Guillaume Lavallee | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

As an unprecedented wave of killings and kidnappings hits Karachi, the Pakistani city's elite are splashing out to have their luxury cars made bomb an...

Bombing Kills Teens Playing Soccer In Karachi

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan Aug 7 (Reuters) - A bomb killed 11 people in a poor district of Pakistan's financial hub of Kara...

The Price of Justice for a Raped Pakistani Girl

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Phyllis Chesler

Men who rape girls in tribal areas feel no guilt. Kainat's accused rapists were enraged when their victim dared speak out. They hotly denied Kainat's charges.

Dear America: Don't Get Used to Living With Fear

Hamna Zubair | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Hamna Zubair

When I moved to New York in the summer of 2012 I felt the biggest difference between my new city and my hometown was the absence of physical threats.

Activist For Poor Latest Victim Of Karachi Chaos

AP | ADIL JAWAD and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Gunmen shot and killed a pioneering Pakistani activist in Karachi who helped bring services like sewer and water to the city...

Death Toll From Pakistan Bombing Climbs

AP | ADIL JAWAD | Posted 05.03.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Gunmen shot and killed two people returning from a funeral Monday for Shiite Muslim victims of a massive bombing in Karachi,...

Car Bomb Kills At Least 37 In Pakistan, Wounds Another 140

AP | ADIL JAWAD | Posted 05.03.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — A car bomb exploded outside a mosque on Sunday, killing 37 people and wounding another 141 in a Shiite Muslim dominated neig...

The War For Karachi

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 12.10.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan -- Bodies are piling up in Pakistan's largest city as it suffers one of its most violent years in history, and concern is growing th...

Protesters March On U.S. Consulate In Pakistan

AP | Posted 11.16.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan -- Hundreds of Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam video produced in the United States clashed with police as they tried to march to...

Nearly 300 Killed In Karachi Factory Fires

AP | ADIL JAWAD and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Fires at two clothing factories in Pakistan left 283 people dead – many trapped behind locked doors and barred windows...

WATCH: The 'VICE' Guide To Karachi

Posted 06.08.2012 | World

On Friday, VICE released "The VICE Guide to Karachi," a five-part documentary that takes a look at the underbelly of Pakistan's largest and most dange...

Carnage At Political Rally

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Gunmen opened fire on a political rally in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and sparking rioti...

Six-Legged Baby Has Four Limbs Amputated In Pakistan (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.20.2012 | Good News

Surgeons at the National Institute of Health in Karachi, Pakistan have announced they successfully separated four extra limbs from Umar Farooq, a week...

Sustainable Cities in Pakistan -- A Dream in the "New Normal"

Asif Iqbal | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Asif Iqbal

Despite our small contribution to global environmental pollution, Pakistan stands as one of the most vulnerable countries to global warming.

Police Find Patients Chained In Religious Rehab Center

AP | By ZARAR KHAN | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan -- Pakistani police discovered drug addicts held in chains at an Islamic seminary that offered rehabilitation services, and said Tue...

Exclusive: NPR's Steve Inskeep Talks About His New Book on Karachi: Can Pakistan Turn the Corner?

Anis Shivani | Posted 01.31.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR's Morning Edition, has written a most readable, informative, entertaining, and provocative narrative of contemporary Karachi. I recently had an email discussion with Inskeep about the city and the region.

The Shadows They Draw: Clifton Beach, Karachi (PHOTOS)

Ali Khurshid | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Ali Khurshid


PHOTOS: Floods Cause Misery And Desperation In Pakistan

AP | MOHAMMAD FAROOQ | Posted 11.13.2011 | World

BADIN, Pakistan — Stranded by floodwaters, army soldier Mohammed Hameed was unable to get to the graveyard to bury his 5-year-old daughter when she ...

Wave Of Violence In Pakistan Kills Dozens In Two Days

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Suspected gang members killed 39 people in two days in Pakistan's largest city, with many of the victims tortured, shot and ...

Gunfire And Grenade Attacks In Pakistan Kill Former MP

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Gunfire and grenade attacks in Pakistan's largest city killed at least 10 people Wednesday, including a former national lawm...