PAKISTÁN

Brother Murders Sister In ‘Honour Killing’ For Speaking To Man On Her Mobile Phone

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of using a kitchen knife to murder his teenage sister. Hayat Khan is said to have attacked Sumaira in...

George Clooney To Honour World’s Modern-Day Saviours

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney is set to honour some of the world’s modern-day saviours at a ceremony in Armenia on Sunday. The $1,000,000 (£700,000) Aurora Prize ...

Environmental and Religious Extremism: The Raging Fires of our Fragile World

Damir Rafi | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

There are three factors required for a wildfire to occur. The first is an ignition source coming into contact with vegetation. The second is heat, and...

Mein Lahore Hoon

Salman Shaheen | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK
Salman Shaheen

Having witnessed the aftermath of the London bombings firsthand outside a stricken King's Cross station on July 7, 2005, I certainly understand that fear.

Shahbaz Bhatti: My Hero, My Colleague, My Friend and Brother

Benedict Rogers | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Let us all, in our own ways, continue to work to ensure that the values for which Shahbaz lived, and died, did not die with him but live on, in all of us, and that those values - freedom of religion or belief for all; peace, harmony and respect between people of different faiths...

At Least 19 Dead After Gunmen Storm Pakistan University Campus

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

At least 19 people have been killed at a university in north west Pakistan after gunmen stormed the Bacha Khan campus, around 21 miles outside the cit...

Going Back to Peshawar's Army Public School

Shaimaa Khalil | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK
Shaimaa Khalil

The attack shocked the nation but it gave the military the popular backing to intensify its operations against the Pakistani Taliban in the Northwest of the country - and while the infrastructure of the militant group was hit hard, the possibility of future attacks is still there.

Women Fight Terror Through Education

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Ideas are what cause nations to collapse or rejuvenate. It is ideas and ideology that help people to overcome the barriers in front of them. But ideas need good leadership to spread them effectively. Over history, we have seen how ideas can change people's thinking and endure throughout time, being handed down from one generation to another.

From Karachi to San Bernadino: In Quest of an Alternative Discourse on Terrorism

Jawad Syed | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
Jawad Syed

In the aftermath of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, the world can no longer afford apologist and politically correct discourses on terrorism.

Polio - Almost History

David Bull | Posted 29.11.2015 | UK
David Bull

The hard-won battle to eradicate polio once and for all is within our grasp but we can't relax yet. We must, maintain and accelerate our efforts. So it is heartening to see Commonwealth countries, including the UK, coming together this weekend at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta to review the results achieved to date and call for renewed global support.

Paris: A Few Home Truths

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Why do we insist on ignoring what stares us in the face? The suicidal fanatics who threaten to kill us in the name of their perverted brand of Islam are not refugees from Syria, or deranged zealots from the mountains of Pakistan: they are, with only very few exceptions, men and women who were born in our hospitals, educated in our schools and who grew up in our cities... Many of the attackers were already known to the police. Some had records as petty criminals. Others had clear links to identifiable terrorist groups. So as we still struggle to comprehend the crime that was committed in Paris last Friday night, perhaps we should start by examining what is going on under our noses.

Woman Dies After Being 'Set Alight After Turning Down Marriage Proposal'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

A woman has died after a former lover who was furious that she rejected his marriage proposal set her on fire, medics have announced. Sonia Bibi wa...

Imran Khan Has Divorced His Former BBC Weather Presenter Wife After Just 10 Months

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK

Former Pakistan cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan is to divorce his wife of 10 months. Imran married ex-BBC weather presenter Reham Kha...

Imran Khan Divorces Former BBC Weather Presenter Reham After 10 Months Of Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK

Former Pakistan cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan is to divorce his wife of 10 months. Imran married ex-BBC weather presenter Reham Kha...

Obituary: Dr. Waseem Akhtar

Aamir Aziz | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Aamir Aziz

If I collect accounts from all his intimate friends, an extremely arresting plot of a true epic will be in your hands. But that would require a mettle...

Recolouring Pakistan

Hiba Khan | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hiba Khan

If one day I am blessed with a child, I will teach them that there is unique inherent beauty in every single skin colour. That beauty is not confined to complexion, just as their worth is never confined to their physicalities, nor their race or gender.

Hanging Of Paralysed Man Delayed Over Rules Of Wheelchair Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

Pakistan has delayed the hanging of a paralysed man because it cannot work out how to hang him in his wheelchair. Abdul Basit, who was convicted of...

Louise Ridley

Heroic Girls In Pakistan's Slums Are Defying Men To Get An Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK

“They stare at me as if they’re going to eat me.” Seventeen-year-old Sawera could become the first person in her family to finish primary ed...

How Young People Are Saving the World

Philip Goodwin | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Last Saturday I had the privilege of attending the first ever Youth Summit in London, organised by the UK government's Department for International De...

Pakistan's Bid to Hang a Disabled Man

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

It is rather chilling to imagine what will be taking place in the coming days, as Pierrepoint's Pakistani descendants ponder how best to kill this man. They will presumably be pulling out their paraplegia charts, factoring in the weight of his wheelchair, and wondering how best to roll Abdul Basit into place, all in the name of justice. Let us hope that sanity prevails.

1947 Partition- Freedom or Division?

Joty Chopra | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joty Chopra

The rivalry between both the countries has been well known to many, both inside the countries and outside. There is always this superiority complex and the idea that one nation did more to fight off the British than the other.

Migrants Face Beheading in Saudi's Spate of Executions

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK
Clive Stafford Smith

Much has been written recently of the spate of executions in Pakistan - more than 200 now, and counting - since the moratorium was lifted last December. While this spate of execution surely merits the international condemnation it has provoked, it must not be permitted to obscure the nightmare that is being faced by Pakistani citizens on death row in other countries. Most pressing, perhaps, is the fate of those who face execution in Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan's Latest Execution Shows 'Callous Indifference To Human Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

WARNING: This article includes graphic detail of the execution The execution of a man who allegedly confessed under duress to a crime he committed ...

Islamic State Hatches Plan To Bring About Armageddon

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

The Islamic State group is gleefully looking forward to Armageddon and the destruction of the world. So are the evangelical Christians, but IS have ac...

Why We Must Continue to Invest in Pakistan and Other Tough Places

Simon O'Connell | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Simon O'Connell

Mercy Corps is continuing to work with the Balochistan regional government to reach thousands more men and women in Pakistan by providing them with vocational training and opportunities to build social cohesion, but this will not be a quick fix. We must remain invested in fragile regions around the world and look to make a difference in the lives of those who live there. Right now, in the face of growing regional instability, this has never been so pressing.