Abdul Sattar appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Prime Minister Imran Khan said India's revoking the Muslim-majority territory's semi-autonomy will increase cross-border tensions and could lead to "ethnic cleansing" of Muslim Kashmiris.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
India and Pakistan went to the brink of war in February. But Sunday's match "should create love and affection," says a Pakistani fan. "We should compete, but compete for the betterment of society."
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.