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…