June 13, 2017
Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The ruling is a reminder that Pakistan's blasphemy law is an existential threat for the state.
May 18, 2017
The Death Penalty in South Asia
By Jivesh Jha
Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka have effectively abolished capital punishment. The rest of South Asia hasn't.
November 10, 2016
Asia's Mentally Ill on Death Row
By Maria Kari
Pakistan rules schizophrenia does not preclude the death penalty. It is far from alone in executing mentally ill prisoners.
April 21, 2016
Pakistan and the Death Penalty
By Madiha Batool
Since lifting its moratorium on the death penalty in 2014, Pakistan has become one of the world's leading executioners.
December 26, 2014
Pakistan Responds to the Peshawar School Massacre
By Mina Sohail
Intense public outrage is forcing the government to step up its fight against terrorism.