Transgender TV anchor makes news in Pakistan
Marvia Malik is breaking new ground in a country where transgender people are often expected to earn their livelihood mainly by dancing, begging or working in the sex trade.
Pakistani female boxing coach pulls no punches
Shahnaz Kamal is the only professional female boxing coach in a country that clings to traditional roles for men and women.
Kashmir city depends on this river but a new power plant could change everything
The Neelam River provides Muzaffarabad in Pakistani Kashmir with drinking water and is the primary source of entertainment and tourism but a new project will soon divert the water.
Pakistan hairdressers ban trimming stylish ‘un-Islamic’ beards
The KP Hairdressers Association says it consulted with religious scholars before reaching the decision to stop tending to trendy facial hair.
Pakistan girl’s rape & murder propels issue of child sex abuse into the spotlight
The recent killing of 7-year-old Zainab Ansari ignites a national conversation about child sex abuse, rarely a topic of public debate in the conservative Islamic country.
Remote Pakistan village produces two Olympic athletes
Pakistan has only two athletes in Pyeongchang but as home to some of the world’s highest mountains, has lots of growth potential in winter sports.
When a man called for a mob attack on a female Pakistani activist, she did something no one expected — she fought back
In a move many in Pakistan consider bold and daring, Gulalai Ismail took legal action that landed Hamza Khan, 23, in jail after he posted a video saying she should be ‘eliminated’ to safeguard Islam.
Pakistani anchor barred from appearing on TV for inciting hatred
Court temporarily bans a controversial influential TV personality from appearing on TV, in print or on social media.
After centuries of wild nightly dances, is Sindh’s tolerant culture changing?
People of all faiths have danced and prayed at this Pakistan shrine for 700 years, but a bombing threatens to put an end to that.
How well are Pakistan’s madrassas preparing students in the technology age?
The Taliban movement began among students attending Pakistani religious schools, which are accused of stifling students’ critical thinking skills.