On April 22 people demonstrated in Karachi to condemn the killing of Mashal Khan, accused of blasphemy and murdered on his campus by other students.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against 'blasphemy', leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them. Now, efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
If implemented, President Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts would have many repercussions.
As President Trump puts U.S. foreign aid on the chopping block, few Americans know much about it. Perhaps even fewer realize that the U.S. lags behind its peers on this front.
A 2015 poster in Islamabad shows Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain (L), China’s President Xi Jinping © and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Among last week's prank stories, one in Pakistan is a perfect illustration of the fears and complexity of its relations with its neighbours.
A boy silhouetted against smog while playing cricket in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2011.
Massive new coal plants planned for Pakistan will further harm the environment in a country already suffering the effects of climate change. Solar energy is a clear alternative.
Dar Digest (story ‘Muhafiz’), February 2015. Free from the fetters of common natural laws, horror stories represent a society’s fears and prejudices.
Pakistani pulp fiction often portrays Hindu characters as evil demons and Muslims as heroes, an attempt to spread nationalist ideology.
Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, addresses his supporters at a campaign rally in Lahore.
As Pakistan moves closer to an election next year, 2017 will be marked by a political campaign by Imran Khan and other opponents to bring the Nawaz government to a premature end. They will exploit allegations…
A funeral for one of those killed in the Sehwan attack.
Sufis have remained defiant after a suicide bombing at a shrine in Pakistan.
Rickshaw poetry in Pakistan.
Pakistan's rich visual and poetic culture is expressed every day on walls, rickshaws and buses. As the country struggles to offer solace to its people, they carry its narratives and emotions.
A useful avatar for threats both real and perceived, the notion of a pan-Islamic nuclear weapon has little to do with reality.
Mass inside the church dedicated to our Lady of Good Health in Valenkanni, Tamil Nadu.
A common place of worship in India and Pakistan offers solace and bonds religious minorities in Pakistan.
The nativity scene, organised and prepared by Christians in Peshawar just before Christmas.
Christians' plight in Pakistan reflects the confused identity and ideologies of the country they live in.
Protests in Pakistan after the killing of Qandeel Baloch.
Presenting violence of any sort as a cultural issue does not help prevent it.
Kashmiri villagers shout slogans during a funeral of civilians, in Beerwah, north of Srinagar, August 2016.
`Militancy' in Kashmir has taken on significantly changed dimensions, described best not by the armed struggle of a few, but by the unarmed, highly discursive resistance over new spaces of protest.
Conference wheels turning.
The historical animosity remains.
Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras.
Are music bans in India and Pakistan an appropriation of art and performances by nationalist imperatives?
At least 70 people died in a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan in August – most of them lawyers.
A new tool is tracking attacks on people for their religion, politics, caste, ethnicity, gender, class and sexual orientation.
The ride-sharing app means different things in different countries. In Karachi and Lahore, it has highlighted economic inequalities.
The Indian government risks a serious escalation of violence if the Pakistani government and militant groups in that country respond with even more attacks.
As the latest attack on an Indian army camp shows, India's shift in policy from strategic restraint to preemptive self-defence is a serious gamble.
Members of the Non-Aligned Movement meet at the session of the 17th summit of heads of state and government.
The Non-Aligned Movement member states enjoy cohesion on few issues. Historically, their heterogeneity ranged from absolute monarchs to socialist presidents.