Pakistan

Death Sentences For Family Of Pregnant Woman Murdered In 'Honour-Killing'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

WARNING - THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES Four members of the same family have been sentenced to death for the killing of a pregnant woman out...

Pakistan Schools Celebrate 'Anti-Malala Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

A organisation representing private schools in Pakistan held an "I am not Malala" day on Monday, condemning the schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai for what i...

An Allegation of Blasphemy Spells Death in Pakistan

Kiri Kankhwende | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Kiri Kankhwende

Last week, Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi, a Christian couple who had spent years in modern-day slavery in Punjab province in Pakistan, were brutally beaten and burned to death at the brick kiln where they work after they were accused of blasphemy for desecrating the Holy Qur'an.

From Kashmir to Dublin

One Young World | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
One Young World

This blog is by Shahzad Hussain Hamdani . Shahzad is a One Young World Ambassador from Indian Administered Kashmir. In his blog, Shahzad descri...

The Light Garden of the Angel King

Catriona Luke | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Catriona Luke

In Kabul, there were bullets in the squash court, three in the bedroom, three near my bed, three in our bathroom, one missing the minister by six inches. The gardener has continued to drive his two donkeys about our garden with complete unconcern, but the day has come when only one donkey is left.

Death Toll Mounting After Bombing At Pakistan-India Border

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK

A suspected suicide bomb blast has killed over 40 people in Pakistan, near a checkpoint at the country's eastern border with India. Pakistani polic...

Protesters March for Independent Kashmir

Morgan Meaker | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Morgan Meaker

Many protesters were also angry about the role played by the UN in Kashmir. The United Nation's Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has been observing the ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan since 1949...

The Death of Professor Ghulam Azam in Custody, a Fresh Wound for Bangladesh

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

I wasn't quite sure how I should respond to the death of Professor Ghulam Azam, the name I remember from nearly two years when it was suggested to me that the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh was set up to destroy the prominent figure...

Pakistan Must Act to Stop the Genocidal Campaign Against Shia Muslims

Lord Avebury | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Avebury

More than three dozen Shia Muslims have been killed by terrorists in Pakistan this month, pushing the number of victims over three hundred so far in 2014. This epidemic of suicide bombings, bomb explosions and targeted assassinations against the Shia community has extended to Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Quetta, Peshawar, Kohat, and Gilgit, together with the main pilgrim routes.

Is a Pakistani Death Sentence for 'Blasphemy' Being Encouraged From London?

Joseph Weissman | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Weissman

As things stand, an innocent lady will be hanged in Pakistan without committing a crime, whilst those who openly boast of "chasing her through Hell" and seek her death will not even be investigated in the UK.

Asia Bibi and Death for Blasphemy

John Sargeant | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK
John Sargeant

The Supreme Court of Pakistan will now decide whether the death sentence for blasphemy will apply to farmworker Asia Bibi, who has already been beaten by a mob. Forget the shambles of a trial that cannot even repeat the allegation for fear it corrupt the soul of the Islamic nation, or the souls of those present may burn a little longer in hell.

Fury As Christian Mother Sentenced To Hang For 'Insulting Prophet'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

A Christian mother-of-five has been sentenced to hang for blasphemy in Pakistan after a squabble with her work colleagues over a drink of water. Th...

Only Children and Peace Can Change the World

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

In a world that's ever engaged in plotting cross-border terrorism, loading its guns and aiming missiles across countries peace does not stand a chance. In fact, often you wonder about the probability of nations being friends with each other, all through this mayhem.

We Wouldn't Expect Malala To Celebrate Winning A Nobel Prize Any Other Way

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest person to win a Nobel prize - and found out in a chemistry lesson at her school in Birmi...

Can Pakistan Win It's Fight Against The Billion-Dollar Narcotics Trade?

Al Jazeera | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

With more than six million drug users and rising, can Pakistan win its fight against the billion-dollar narcotics trade?...

Taliban Official 'Accidentally Geotags Secret Location'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK

A senior Taliban spokesman, who is meant to be in hiding, has denied mistakenly geotagging his location. Zabihullah Mujahid insisted the geotag, wh...

7 Terror Charges Dropped Against Moazzam Begg

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg today had seven terror charges connected with the civil war in Syria dramatically dropped at the Old Baile...

Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert: His Music Lingers On!

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

This year, the 13th annual celebration of will commence on October 1, 2014. The pattern is simple and has a format that is 'all inclusive'. Musicians across the world can sign-up, register, making a dedication from the stage for the World Music Days, through the month of October.

The Damnation of Pakistan's Second Amendment

John Sargeant | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

Four million people are discriminated against in a land of 180 million. The Second Amendment of the constitution is devoted to enshrining the legal basis to do so. The second; a religious ruling as constitutional law...

Dr Imran Farooq Murder Detectives Arrest Second Man

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

Detectives investigating the murder of an exiled Pakistani politician who was ambushed on his way home from work have made a second arrest. Dr Imran F...

Book Review: Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan by Peter Oborne

Faisal Hanif | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Sport
Faisal Hanif

As I write this, the man widely considered as the best spin bowler in the world and Pakistan's main wicket-taking-force, is facing an investigation into his bowling action.

Persecution of Ahmaddiya Muslims in Pakistan Is a Continuing Stain on the Country

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pakistan has become the soft target for politicians who seek to act tough for extreme hard line religious groups in order to garner political support and in some cases, through fear of their own lives if they are perceived as Ahmadi sympathisers.

Embracing the Challenge

Haris Suleman | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

A lot of people have expressed concern that the journey that my father and I have set out on is a risky venture. Some have even questioned why we woul...

This Should Be Headline News

Laurenne Chapman | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK
Laurenne Chapman

Image courtesy of Picasso I just checked the news headlines for the day and sunk into the usual glum despondence. Powerless faced with all the hor...

Arriving in Pakistan

Haris Suleman | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

Our departure from Al Ain was exhausting, but my father and I started to calm down once we set our sights on the tranquil waters of the Persian Gulf. ...