Abdul Sattar

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Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian Woman Acquitted Of Blasphemy, Arrives In Canada

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

After years of death threats, Bibi and her husband left their home country for Canada. She spent years on death row on charges of insulting the prophet Muhammad before her sentence was voided.

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Pakistan Hands Over Captured Indian Pilot At Tense Border Checkpoint

Friday, March 01, 2019

The pilot was captured this week after his MiG-21 fighter jet was shot down over the Pakistani-administered part of disputed Kashmir.

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Pakistan Says It Will Return Indian Pilot Shot Down During Kashmir Airstrike

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The move is seen as an attempt to step back from the brink of war between the nuclear rivals. However, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan warned that the gesture should not be seen as "weakness."

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Women Who Dare To Bicycle In Pakistan

Sunday, February 03, 2019

If boys can ride bikes, "why shouldn't we?" asked Zulekha Dawood. So she organized a group that goes on weekly excursions — despite the disapproval of many men.

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Pakistan's Supreme Court Upholds Christian Woman's Blasphemy Acquittal

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Asia Bibi, a mother and illiterate farmhand of Christian faith, spent eight years on death row, until a higher court acquitted her in October. The reversal sparked huge protests by Islamic extremists.

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Pakistan Wants To Reform Madrassas. Experts Advise Fixing Public Education First

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The government hopes to reform seminaries, which are often seen as places where students are indoctrinated with extreme interpretations of Islam. Experts argue the entire education system must change.

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Pakistan's Ex-Prime Minister Sharif Sentenced To 7 Years In Latest Corruption Case

Monday, December 24, 2018

Nawaz Sharif, who was removed from office over a separate corruption case last year, claims that the charges against him are politically motivated.

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In Pakistan, Female Police Officers Are Rare. This One Quelled A Militant Attack

Friday, December 21, 2018

"I am, with the grace of almighty Allah, a successful role model for women," Suhai Aziz Talpur says. The senior police official led an operation against militants who attacked the Chinese consulate.

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In Gesture To India, Pakistan To Open Cross-Border Pathway To Sikh Holy Site

Friday, November 30, 2018

For decades, India's Sikhs have longed to reach one of their holiest sites, a soaring white temple, built on a river bank. A new corridor will allow them visa-free access to the temple.

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Why The Abortion Rate In Pakistan Is One Of The World's Highest

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Family planning researchers point to a number of reasons. The procedure itself is legal in Pakistan — but only in limited circumstances.

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Militants, Police Killed In Failed Attack On Chinese Consulate In Karachi

Friday, November 23, 2018

At least seven people were killed in the attack, but none of the 21 Chinese nationals in the compound were harmed. In a separate attack in northwest Pakistan, dozens were killed in an open-air market.

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'My Family Has Been Broken': Pakistanis Fear For Uighur Wives Held In China

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Rights groups estimate as many as 1 million Uighurs are detained in Chinese camps, with the aim of stripping away their ethnic identity, suppressing their Muslim faith and ensuring loyalty to China.

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Pakistan Releases Taliban Co-Founder In Possible Overture To Talks

Friday, October 26, 2018

The release of Mullah Baradar more than eight years after he was detained in Karachi is seen as a goodwill gesture with the potential to bring the Taliban to the table.

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In Pakistan, Learning Chinese Is Cool — And Seen As A Path To Prosperity

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

China's billions in infrastructure investment have led to growing number of Pakistanis eager to learn Mandarin and study in China. Beijing is giving thousands of scholarships to Pakistanis.

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For Karachi's Water Mafia, Stolen H2O Is A 'Lucrative Business'

Monday, September 10, 2018

In Pakistan's port city, gangs siphon off water from government pipes and resell it to residents. Surprisingly, the municipal water board is now partnering with the mafia to distribute it.

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Once Ruled By Taliban, Residents Of Pakistan's Swat Valley Say Army Should Leave

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Nearly a decade after the Pakistani army pushed out the Taliban from a scenic mountain region known as the "Switzerland of Pakistan," residents say the military has overstayed its welcome.

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Why It's So Hard To Wipe Out Polio In Pakistan

Saturday, May 26, 2018

A report from the front lines. Obstacles range from violence aimed at vaccinators to social media campaigns against vaccines. Not to mention classism.

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'I Want Women To Have Rights Like Men,' Says Lawyer In Pakistan's Swat Valley

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

A dozen lawyers are helping other women in the Swat Valley with divorce, custody and inheritance cases. Some of the women lawyers defied the Taliban to study law and continue to endure threats.

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Pakistan's Interior Minister Survives Suspected Assassination Attempt

Monday, May 07, 2018

Ahsan Iqbal was shot after leaving a political gathering in his hometown of Narowal, in Pakistan's state of Punjab. The attacker is reportedly a member of a hard-line Muslim group.

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Pakistan's High Court Bans Ousted Prime Minister Sharif From Politics

Friday, April 13, 2018

The country's Supreme Court ruled unanimously to impose the lifetime ban on Sharif, citing allegations of corruption against the venerable political figure.

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