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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 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 Prime Minister Tries To Reform Politically Powerful Madrassas

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Pakistan's Islamic seminaries are widely seen as indoctrinating students with extreme interpretations of Islam. Pakistan's prime minister has vowed to change them. But many madrassas are resisting.


Nostalgia For Vespas Is Fueling A Revival Of The Iconic Scooter In Pakistan

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Many Pakistanis fondly recall riding on the backs of their father's Vespas. In an act of nostalgia, some Pakistanis are restoring the iconic Italian scooters — and many foreigners are snapping them up.


In Pakistan, Women Riding Bikes Fight Taboo: 'We Feel Free'

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Few women dare to ride bicycles in Pakistan, but one community center arranges rides through a conservative slum in Pakistan's largest city. Riders face harassment and violence.


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.


Pakistan Ousts 18 Aid Agencies. Human Rights Minister Tweets 'They Must Leave'

Friday, December 07, 2018

The groups asked to close down operations include Catholic Relief Services, World Vision and Plan International.


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.


Pakistan And India Begin Construction On Corridor Linking The Two Countries

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Pakistan's prime minister will break ground on a corridor linking to India. It will allow visa-free travel for India's Sikhs to one of their holy sites.


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.


Protesters Delay Release Of Pakistani Woman Acquitted For Blasphemy

Friday, November 02, 2018

Asia Bibi's sentence was overturned this week, prompting protests by hard-line religious groups. They are calling for Bibi to be killed, along with the three judges who issued the verdict.


News Brief: Trump Visits Pittsburgh, Americans Divided On #MeToo, Pakistan Blasphemy Case

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

After a visit to Pittsburgh, President Trump resumes campaigning tonight in Florida. Also, new NPR-Ipsos polls show the country deeply divided on sexual assault and harassment.


Pakistan's Supreme Court Overturns Blasphemy Conviction

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Pakistan's Supreme Court has overturned the blasphemy conviction of a Christian woman who had been sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.


Pakistan's High Court Acquits Asia Bibi, Christian Woman On Death Row For Blasphemy

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The woman, a 51-year-old illiterate farmhand, was convicted in 2010 after an argument with her Muslim co-workers. The country's religious right has called for her execution.


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.


Pakistani Journalist Faced Court Hearing On Treason Charges

Monday, October 08, 2018

One of Pakistan's most prominent journalists, Cyril Almeida, attended a court hearing before the High Court in Lahore for a case surrounding accusations of treason and sedition.