Veena Malik And Husband Appeal 26-Year Blasphemy Sentence

Bollywood actress Veena Malik and her husband Asad Bashir Khan reportedly filed an appeal on Monday in response to a most bizarre court ruling. Last week, the pair were hit with a ‘blasphemy’ conviction, for which the punishment included thousands…

Stoned To Death: Pregnant Woman Killed By Family

Arranged marriages are common in Pakistan and the consequences of refusing a husband picked for a woman by her family are severe. A 25-year-old woman was recently stoned to death by her family outside of a courtroom in Pakistan after…

Farzana Parveen’s Husband Demands Justice

Farzana Parveen, a three month pregnant Pakistani woman, was stoned to death by brick wielding attackers as she made her way to testify in favor of her husband Muhammad Iqbal at the Lahore’s High Court. Among those who attacked Parveen…

Stoned to Death: Pakistani Woman Dies Anachronistically

In late middle school or early high school, we all had a deep-seated fear of stoning placed in us by Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery”. In said story, members of a town draw slips of paper until one family…

Saudi Prince Hunt Pisses Pakistanis

The houbara bustard is a rare bird, nearly-extinct, in fact. In 1997 there were only 500 in existence. In Pakistan it is protected in wildlife refuge areas. Hunting of the bird is extremely limited. In fact, locals are not allowed…

9-month-old Arrested in Pakistan for Attempted Murder

It appears that in some countries, no matter how old you are, if you do the crime, then you face the possibility of doing the time. And strangely enough, a 9-month-old child faced criminal charges on Thursday. A Pakistani baby…

Pervez Musharraf Indicted For Treason

Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf was indicted by a Pakistani court this week on charges of treason. The former leader faces five counts of high treason and could receive the death penalty if convicted. According to an Associated Press…

Teen Stops Bomber in Pakistan, Saves 1,000 Students

Sometimes the biggest of heroes can come in the smallest of packages. Aitazaz Hassan Bangash, a 14-year old ninth-grader from Pakistan, foiled the plans of a suicide bomber while he was walking to school in an area known as Khyber…

Haqqani Leader Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

The AFP reported on a U.S. drone strike that took place in Pakistan last Thursday. This particular strike was a rare happenstance: it is only the second drone strike targeted outside of Pakistan’s tribal zones. Previous drone strikes had targeted…

New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead

CBS News and The Week have both reported that, following the drone bombing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a new leader for the Pakistani Taliban Movement has been chosen. The AP confirmed the ascendance of a new leader with a…

Osama Bin Laden: As Pakistan Oppresses Ethnic Minorities, US Resumes Aid

Two and a half years after the widely publicized US Navy Seal raid, which killed Osama bin-Laden at his hideout in the heart of Pakistan’s military-political establishment, Washington DC has quietly resumed overt foreign aid to Islamabad. The decision to…

Malala: Better Off Without A Nobel?

When Malala Yousafzai was passed over for a Nobel Prize, an ABCNews story noted Irish betting magnate Paddy Power’s odds for her as an 8/15 favorite mere days before the prize would go to the Organization for the Prohibition of…

Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai Who Defied Pakistani Terror

Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who defied Pakistani terrorists, and almost lost her life to defend freedom and women’s right to education, was interviewed by famed journalist and opinion moulder Christiane Amanpour this week. The full interview will be aired as…

Balochistan Pakistan Home To Powerful Earthquake

On Tuesday afternoon, a strong earthquake blew through Balochistan. 328 people have died while more than 400 people are injured and about half of those are in critical condition. According to The Telegraph, “The doctor in charge of the largest…

Pakistan’s Idle Hangmen May Return to Work

“The prison hangman loitered in a Lahore graveyard…” sounds like the beginning to a great novel. Rather, it’s the first line of the New York Times feature on Pakistani hangman Sabir Masih, who has been idle since Pakistani President Asif…

Zubin Mehta Concert Promotes “Message of Peace”

Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta lived a dream Saturday, conducting a concert in Indian-administered Kashmir. Maestro Mehta directed the Bavarian State Orchestra in a German Embassy-sponsored concert attended by almost 2,000 guests. This is the first cultural event of such magnitude…

Malala Yousafzai: Books Are Anti-Terrorism “Weapons”

Tuesday, at the opening of the largest public library in Europe, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai praised pens and books as, “the weapons that defeat terrorism.” The Pakistani teen, who gained attention when she was shot by the Taliban for advocating education…

Osama bin Laden Raid: New Details Leaked

While President Barack Obama’s administration prepares to annually declassify the number of people and businesses covered by National Security Agency surveillance, the Washington Post this week divulged details on NSA targeting that helped exterminate al-Qa’ida head honcho Osama bin Laden.…

Google May Face Full Pakistan Block Over “Blasphemous” Materials

Pakistan’s new IT and telecommunications minister has a problem. She wants to end to longstanding ban on Google’s YouTube, but she also needs assurances that Google will work to block “blasphemous and objectionable” materials from the world’s most popular video…

Pakistan’s Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting to Its Customers

Whenever a country that has a history of internet censorship gains better access to one of the internet’s most important tools, it’s big news. And that’s exactly what has happened today. Starting today, Pakistan’s largest provider of cellular services has…