Pakistan’s terrorists go mainstream by moving into politics
A group the US considers a terrorist organization forms a political party and claims it will be a moderate political force.
Pakistan’s first female police chief breaks barriers in a conservative area where women mostly stay home
Rizwana Hameed thinks it might be harder for men to stay home and take care of children than it’s been for her to make history.
Once a US ally, Pakistan gets cozy with China and Russia
As President Trump formulates his foreign policy in the strategic region, both primary US rivals take advantage of gaps in Washington’s global influence.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars and they have nuclear weapons
While mutually assured destruction is keeping hostilities in check, some experts worry a misunderstanding could escalate to a full-fledged war with nuclear weapons in play.
Cell phones and satellites are the latest farm tools in Pakistan
Combining ancient farming methods with the latest technology to reap a bountiful harvest.
Pakistan government sends warning text to mobile phone users
Messages caution Pakistanis not to share or upload blasphemous content.
Some of Pakistan’s highly educated youth gravitate toward violent extremism
Security experts warn the problem could worsen as the country’s conservative streak deepens.
Muslim motorcycle mama hits the road
Local sportswoman takes 1,500-kilometer ride to promote women’s rights and prove that Pakistan is safe to visit.
‘Dr. Hero’ who allegedly helped US find bin Laden is still in jail
Shakil Afridi reportedly helped get DNA samples that confirmed the 9/11 mastermind’s presence in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s media is among the freest in Asia, but…
While journalists have freedom to report on some issues, many steer clear of topics that might offend militant Islamists or the country’s powerful military.