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Mosques Stay Open in Pakistan Even as Virus Death Toll Rises
April 03, 2020

Mosques Stay Open in Pakistan Even as Virus Death Toll Rises

By Associated Press
Mosques remain open in Pakistan, even as they have been shut down across much of the Middle East and elsewhere. 

Pakistan Court Overturns Conviction in Death of Daniel Pearl
April 03, 2020

Pakistan Court Overturns Conviction in Death of Daniel Pearl

By Associated Press
The court instead found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping.
Pakistan’s Fight Against the Coronavirus Threat
March 31, 2020

Pakistan’s Fight Against the Coronavirus Threat

By Muhammad Ahmad Saad
Prime Minister Khan has been criticized for his response, but Pakistan is managing the best it can under difficult circumstances

Japan’s Postponement of the Olympics: What Next?
March 28, 2020

Japan’s Postponement of the Olympics: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
Also, the hosts discuss the reactions to the spread of COVID–19 in South Asia.

Pilgrims First: How Islamists Are Undermining Pakistan’s Fight Against COVID-19
March 24, 2020

Pilgrims First: How Islamists Are Undermining Pakistan’s Fight Against COVID-19

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan is poorly prepared for COVID–19.

Behind Pakistani Feminists’ Fight for Rights 
March 14, 2020

Behind Pakistani Feminists’ Fight for Rights 

By Kaukab Tahir Shairani
Women in Pakistan are bearing the brunt of the country’s Islamic political ideology, in addition to its patriarchy.

Sultans on Wings: The Symbolism of Weapon Names in India and Pakistan
March 02, 2020

Sultans on Wings: The Symbolism of Weapon Names in India and Pakistan

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Religion and history are central to how both sides name some of their key platforms and equipment.
Pakistan’s Efforts to Silence Dissenters Amplifies Their Causes
February 14, 2020

Pakistan’s Efforts to Silence Dissenters Amplifies Their Causes

By Daud Khattak
In the age of social media, labeling people traitors, infidels and foreign agents doesn’t necessarily inspire the self-censorship it once did.

Terror Attacks Drop, But Pakistan ‘Not Out of the Woods’
January 30, 2020

Terror Attacks Drop, But Pakistan ‘Not Out of the Woods’

By Associated Press
Over the past decade, Pakistan has been home to a large array of militant groups with multiple and sometimes overlapping motives.

Pakistan Arrests Human Rights Leader Who Criticized Army
January 27, 2020

Pakistan Arrests Human Rights Leader Who Criticized Army

By Associated Press
Pashtun Protection Movement head Manzoor Pashteen was arrested Monday, accused of making anti-government speeches and inciting violence.

Pakistani Court Hands Down 55-year Sentences to 86 Islamists
January 17, 2020

Pakistani Court Hands Down 55-year Sentences to 86 Islamists

By Associated Press
The 86 were charged with damaging public property, beating people up and staging sit-ins against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi in 2018.
How to Create a Safety Net in Rural Balochistan
January 11, 2020

How to Create a Safety Net in Rural Balochistan

By Savaila Hunzai and Zahra Rao
Creating a safety net in the absence of official financial networks and services in rural Balochistan is not as difficult as one would assume. 

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