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7 November 2014

Pakistan Warns Universities Not to Question Government Following Model UN Controversy Over Israeli Booth

The Pakistani state does not officially recognize Israel as a country.

3 May 2014

Pakistan: Confessed Serial Killer of Gay Men Used Social Website to Lure Victims

The accused killer said he wanted to send a message about the evils of pedophilia. Some LGBT activists fear he might be hailed as a hero.

19 December 2013

Bangladesh-Pakistan Relations Sour Over Islamist Leader's War Crimes Execution

Pakistan's lower house adopted a resolution expressing concern over the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah, and some claimed that the real reason for his execution was his “loyalty to Pakistan”.

22 August 2013

Women Barred From Voting in By-elections in Some Parts of Pakistan

An undercover monitor for Pak Votes, an organization that monitors electoral fairness, succeeded in convincing polling officials at one location to not allow any women to vote.

19 July 2013

Pakistani Journalist Takes on Taliban Militant for Malala

As a Taliban militant writes an open letter to Malala, urging her to return home and continue her education, a well-respected Pakistani journalist responds with advising him against picking a...

14 July 2013

Teen Activist Malala Yousafzai Impresses UN, Polarizes Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban on her way to school less than a year ago, celebrated her 16th birthday by delivering a powerful speech...

13 January 2013

“We Are All Hazara” Protests Across Pakistan

Thousands across Pakistan and worldwide are showing solidarity with the Shia Hazara minority, as their sit-in protest enters its second day in the country's southwestern city, Quetta.

19 October 2012

Pakistan: Developing Viewpoints on Malala Yousufzai

Malala Yosufzai, the female education activist who was shot by Taliban, has become a symbol for an enlightened and moderate Pakistan. Her name is being eulogized in prose and poetry...

23 September 2012

The Pain of Being Physically or Mentally Challenged in Pakistan

Being a physically or mentally disabled person in Pakistan is a very painful existence because society finds it exceedingly hard to accept people who are a bit different, and who...

7 July 2012

Pakistan: Women's Rights Activist Killed

Fareeda Kokikhel Afridi, a prominent and tireless rights activist has been shot dead. She was the head of an NGO working for women's empowerment in the conflict-ridden tribal areas of...

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