When their breadwinner is murdered, Hazara families struggle for survival
After being targeted by Sunni extremist groups in Pakistan, more men than women in the Shi’ite minority sect are killed, leaving behind unskilled wives and children.
What China is up to in the Pakistani desert
A coal mining company in the middle of the Pakistan desert shows just how tolerant Islamabad is of China’s presence in sensitive border territory.
With other work scarce, Pakistani miners put job safety fears aside
Since British colonial times, the Pakistani province of Baluchistan has been well known for its coal production.
Why some locals aren’t thrilled China’s building a massive port in Pakistan
China wants a shorter, secure route through Pakistan to global markets, but some worry imported Chinese workers will hurt local laborers and businesses.
Is China’s new ‘Silk Road’ a 1-way street?
A road built on the world’s highest mountain pass linking China to Pakistan is part of Beijing’s ambitious plan to rejuvenate ancient Silk Road trade routes, but who benefits the most?
Pakistan battles culture and poverty in fight against child marriage
In Lahore, VOA meets Asma, who was married at 16 to a 40-year-old man who she says beat her regularly before divorcing her two years later.
Pakistan’s got a border fence but Afghanistan isn’t happy about it
Pakistan’s military is installing a barrier along the entire 2,600-kilometer length of its border with Afghanistan to prevent militants from entering the country.
Some see Trump pressure tilting Pakistan’s Afghan policy
It may have contributed to Pakistan’s effort to free family held by terror group
Pakistan plans to regulate Friday sermons at local mosques to curb militancy
Religious scholars from different sects have already agreed on a policy guide aimed at preventing mullahs from indoctrinating or brainwashing followers.
Ordinary people paid a heavy price for independence in India and Pakistan
A new museum dedicated to the traumatic birth of India and Pakistan in 1947 recalls a time when slaughtering mobs and bloody riots ravaged both sides of the newly created border.