Abdul Sattar appears in the following:
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Journalist Daniel Pearl's beheaded body was found in a shallow grave in the Pakistani port city of Karachi in 2002. The murder conviction of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was overturned last year.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh's murder conviction was overturned in April and he was ordered released for time served for kidnapping Pearl. He has remained in detention pending appeals.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
A new electric vehicle policy. Renewable energy. 10 billion trees: Pakistan launches ambitious green policies. Will they succeed?
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
They're speaking out and leading protests to learn the fate of fathers and brothers who are among the many hundreds of disappeared Pakistanis — most of them men. Are they making a difference?
Friday, June 19, 2020
That's the perspective of Dr. Samar Fakhar, a surgeon at the government-run Khyber Teaching Hospital, as cases surge and tensions rise.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
The clampdown on public gatherings was openly defied by clerics and worshippers. Now the government has changed the rules as the holy month is about to begin.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Pakistani authorities have called for a maximum of 5 worshippers in a mosque. Many in the religious community disagree — and the issue will only become more heated as Ramadan approaches.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
As incomes dry up for low-paid Pakistanis during the COVID-19 crisis, the government is massively expanding a program that gives cash to the out-of-work. But concerns are being raised about its reach.
Monday, April 06, 2020
In a poor neighborhood in Islamabad, houses are right up against each other, families may live 10 or more in a single room and streets are narrow and crowded.
Monday, March 30, 2020
One Pakistani entrepreneur is making protective gear. A Pakistani lawyer raised thousands of dollars and converted his office into a food storehouse for people in need.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
In the far northern region of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, rivers and orchards, domestic visitors are earning a bad reputation.
Friday, January 10, 2020
Copies of a new Urdu edition of Mohammed Hanif's 2008 novel, A Case of Exploding Mangoes, were seized Monday. Rights groups say it's another sign that freedom of expression is threatened in Pakistan.
Monday, January 06, 2020
Environmental advocates in smog-choked Lahore say the Pakistani government has long downplayed the problem of air pollution. That might be changing.
Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Over half those births will happen in just eight countries, according to the U.N. agency.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
The Karakoram Highway revamp is a key part of China's trade and infrastructure initiative in the region, and local communities' expectations are high.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Pollution and global warming are causing glaciers to melt and form unstable lakes in the north of the country. NPR visits a valley where farms were destroyed by glacial floods.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
The salt has become trendy in the U.S. But Pakistan hasn't benefited much economically from that popularity. Now, Pakistan's government wants to trademark the salt and cash in.
Saturday, September 07, 2019
President Trump says the Taliban admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier, so he canceled a planned meeting at Camp David and called off peace negotiations.
Friday, August 30, 2019
Critics have long contended that Pakistan has offered the Taliban shelter, if not outright support. Now the country is facilitating negotiations between Washington and the Taliban.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Prime Minister Imran Khan's ban on plastic bags in the Islamabad area goes into effect on Aug. 14. Environmentalists say it's a good idea — but argue that the plan is flawed.