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In Islamabad, A Rare Piano Teacher Pursues His Mission Quietly

Sunday, July 06, 2014

One of the few piano teachers in Pakistan's capital is determined to keep his art alive. To avoid being victimized by hard-line Islamists, he teaches on digital keyboards with the volume dialed down.

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In A Remote Corner Of Pakistan, A Mass Exodus

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pakistan's military is waging an offensive against the Taliban, and the outcome is uncertain. But nearly a half-million civilians have already fled their homes in an area that has few resources.

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Airlines Suspend Flights To Pakistani City After Shooting

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Pakistan International Airways plane was shot at in Peshawar on Wednesday. International airlines are canceling flights to the city. The bullet came through the window and one passenger died.

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Down From The Mountains, Pakistanis Flee Military Offensive

Friday, June 20, 2014

In Pakistan, people continue to flood out of the mountains bordering Afghanistan. An estimated 200,000 people have abandoned their homes and livestock to escape a new phase of war underway in the North Waziristan tribal area.

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Pakistan Launches Military Operation To Root Out Militants

Monday, June 16, 2014

The offensive is in North Waziristan, a tribal area in the mountains bordering Afghanistan, and a haven for the Taliban and other militants. Tens of thousands of residents are pouring out of the area.

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Pakistani Juice Drink Packs A Sweet And Spicy Punch

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sometimes NPR's foreign correspondents take a break from war and other serious business to enjoy daily life in their adopted cities. Here our Pakistan correspondent tries a 'miracle' drink.

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Pakistan May Not Have Made The World Cup Cut, But The Ball Is Another Story

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The people of Pakistan may be far more celebrated for cricket than soccer, but that doesn't deter them from taking great pride that their country manufactured the official 2014 World Cup ball.

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Taliban Claim Credit For Another Attack In Karachi

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Militants are attacking a security training facility near the Karachi airport. The incident comes less than two days after a deadly attack on the Karachi airport itself.

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Taliban Claim Responsibility For Karachi Airport Attack

Monday, June 09, 2014

Gunmen attacked Pakistan's international airport in Karachi Sunday night. At least 23 people are dead, including airport guards and the 10 militants said to be behind the attack.

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Who Shot Pakistan's Star News Anchor? Some Point To Spy Agency

Friday, June 06, 2014

Pakistan's biggest media house and the country's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, have been embroiled in conflict recently. Geo TV alleged that ISI tried to kill the network's anchor, who was shot and badly injured in April. Now, government regulators have intervened, banning Geo for two weeks.

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How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Altaf Hussain has been running his powerful Pakistani political movement from self-imposed exile for 22 years. After he was arrested in London on Tuesday, Karachi came to a grinding halt.

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Pakistani Woman Beaten To Death By Her Family As Police Stand By

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pakistan is reeling from the latest so-called "honor killing." Just feet from a courthouse, a pregnant woman was beaten to death with rocks and shot for marrying a man against her family's wishes.

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Being A TV Anchor In Pakistan Is Fraught With Danger

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pakistan's No. 1 TV anchor Hamid Mir is recovering from six bullet wounds. He was shot by motorcycle gunmen while he was being driven through Karachi. Mir immediately blamed Pakistan's spy agency,

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At Indian Prime Minister's Inauguration, A Historic Pakistani Presence

Monday, May 26, 2014

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was among the guests at Narenda Modi's inauguration. It's the first time the leader of one of the archrivals has attended the swearing-in of the other.

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In Pakistan, Ultra-Conservative Rivals Attack Moderate Muslims

Monday, April 28, 2014

Most Pakistanis follow a form of Islam that's entwined with South Asia's mystical Sufi tradition. They are known as Barelvis, and they are under attack from hardline Deobandis Muslims.

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A Millionaire Saves The Silenced Symphonies Of Pakistan

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Once upon a time, Lahore was home to a booming film industry and studio musicians to match. Now, the sounds of Lollywood have made a comeback, thanks to a jazz fan — who's also a philanthropist.

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Gunmen Wound Pakistani TV Anchor In Weekend Shooting

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most famous journalists, was shot and wounded by gunmen as he was driving down a busy street in Karachi. It's the second such attack this month on a journalist.

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Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.

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Pakistanis Watch Afghan Elections, Wary Of A '90s Replay

Friday, April 11, 2014

To Pakistan, the Afghan elections and the withdrawal of most U.S. troops seems reminiscent of the Soviet departure decades ago — leaving Afghanistan in Pakistan's lap, for better or worse.

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2 Pakistani Musicians Gain Fame Singing Political Satire

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In Pakistan, it's too dangerous to print your opinion. So it may be surprising that 2 Pakistani musicians are Internet celebrities after releasing songs lambasting the nation's mullahs and military.

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