Abdul Sattar

Abdul Sattar appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


Caught Between The Military And Militants, Pakistan's Pashtuns Fight For Rights

Saturday, April 07, 2018

A new rights movement is led by an activist from South Waziristan, a front line in the war on terrorism. Manzoor Pashteen has attracted thousands of followers in his nonviolent push for reform.


Malala Yousafzai Returns To Pakistan For First Time Since 2012 Attack

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The education advocate and human rights campaigner became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate after being shot in the head at age 15 by a Taliban gunman.