Abdul Sattar

Abdul Sattar appears in the following:

Life Along Pakistan's Mountain Highway Where China Is Investing Billions Of Dollars

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.


'Maybe It Will Destroy Everything': Pakistan's Melting Glaciers Cause Alarm

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.


Pakistan Wants You To Know: Most Pink Himalayan Salt Doesn't Come From India

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.


Trump Says He Called Off Secret Talks At Camp David With Taliban, Afghan Leaders

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.


The Key Role Pakistan Is Playing In U.S.-Taliban Talks

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.


How Bad Is Pakistan's Plastic Bag Problem? See For Yourself

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.


Pakistan Warns Of War After India's Move To End Kashmir's Special Status

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.


In India And Pakistan, Cricket Fans Are Gearing Up For Their Favorite World Cup Match

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."


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.