Abdul Sattar appears in the following:
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.