Millions of uneducated children could spell disaster for Pakistan
An estimated 3 million young people — 58 percent of children in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province — don’t attend school thanks in part to terrorism and government counter-terrorism measures.
Sleepy Pakistani village tapped as China’s gateway to Middle East
Machines are dredging the Arabian Sea and cranes are setting up shipping berths in what is projected to become Pakistan’s biggest international port, which China hopes will shorten its trade route to the Persian Gulf’s rich oil reserves.
Pakistan cracks down on ‘blasphemous’ social media
Free speech advocates think the government is trying to shut up its critics.
There will be some firsts on the new Pakistan census
For the first time, Pakistan’s transgender community will be counted in the national census, but the decision to include around 3 million Afghan refugees might be more controversial.
Stranded at the border
Pakistan’s largely symbolic decision to close the border with Afghanistan is dividing families, stranding people with medical issues, and leaving truckloads of food to rot.