BBC Asian Network Apologises After Asking 'What Is The Right Punishment For Blasphemy?'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK

The BBC has apologised after asking “what is the right punishment for blasphemy?” was on its Asian Network account. The question posed was designe...

Here's What Happened In The Mysterious Man On The Moor Case

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

A new documentary airing Wednesday takes a fresh look on the case of the “Man on the Moor” - a mystery man found dead on a moor after suffering po...

Can The Power Of Mobile Innovation Radically Disrupt Systems Of Poverty?

Farah Ramzan Golant | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Farah Ramzan Golant

all women everywhere At Girl Effect, we recognise the incredible work and impact these initiatives are having. However we believe that, in order to make lasting change, we need to stop poverty before it starts. To do this we need to tackle the cause: we have to reframe what it means to be a girl in her community.

The Language Martyrs: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Thaslima Begum | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as tear gas lingers in bloody ha...

Imran Khan: Why This Man Isn't Really Sexy

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Mohsin Tanveer

Imran Khan - sex symbol, matinee idol and pin-up cricketer - is not fantastically good looking. Maybe it's because his eyes are particularly small, hi...

Mystery Of Unknown Man Found Poisoned On Moor Is Finally Solved

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK

The mystery of an unknown man who was found dead on a moor with poison in his body more than a year ago has finally been solved. The man, dubbed Neil ...

Patriachy Is Political

Shaista Aziz | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Shaista Aziz

For generations women's rights campaigners have been working to create a world where there is greater gender equity and parity. But across the world...

Kashmir: The Unresolved Crisis

Julie Cooper | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Cooper

If the Prime Minister truly wants us to be a global outward looking country, she needs to look at the global impact the continued uncertainty over Kashmir's future is having and encourage all sides to resume talks. We cannot continue to champion our freedoms here at home whilst allowing them to be deprived to people abroad.

Mother Given Death Sentence For Burning Daughter Alive In ‘Honour Killing’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

A Pakistani mother has been sentenced to death after killing her daughter in a so-called honour crime. Parveen Rafiq had confessed to tying her 18-yea...

Ahmadi Muslims In UK Concerned For Their Safety After Pubjab Mosque Attack

Rob McDowall | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK
Rob McDowall

Ahmadi Muslims will host prayers across the UK today in solidarity with the victims of the Punjab mosque attack which left one dead and the Ahmadi com...

Pakistani Student Osama Reflects On How Studying In London Enabled Him To Unlock His Full Potential

James Farrell | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech
James Farrell

Computing student Osama Rama discusses his passion for robotics which brought him to London. Shortlisted for the Mayor of London's International Student Innovation Award for his robot, Oizuu, Osama is doing a masters course in Computing and AI at Imperial College London.

Pakistani Pop Star Turned Islamic Preacher Killed In Plane Crash

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK

Pakistani pop star turned Islamic-preacher Junaid Jamshed is said to be among the 48 people believed to have been killed in a plane crash in Pakistan....

Pakistani Airlines Flight Crashes Into Mountain After 'Disappearing' From Radar

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

A Pakistan International Airlines flight carrying more than 40 people crashed on Wednesday en route to Islamabad from the northern city of Chitral, a ...

Trump's Chat With Pakistan's PM Is Even Weirder When You Consider These Three Awkward Tweets

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has been widely mocked for his choice of words during a conversation with Pakistan’s prime minister - but the exchange was odd for more...

Sending Refugees Back To A Conflict Zone Should Not Be Up For Sale

Jonathan Whittall | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Whittall

Sending people back to a conflict zone should not be up for sale. 2015 recorded the highest number of Afghans fleeing their country since the US-led military intervention of 2001. This latest deal threatens to push back thousands of men, women and children into harm's way, forcibly returning them en masse to a country still in the grip of conflict.

Integration And Assimilation: Politicians Need to Know The Difference.

Abdulla Zaman | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Abdulla Zaman

Politicians have misused 'integration' to describe assimilation. In doing so, they have given false expectations of what it produces. Migrant groups are consequently misrepresented as isolated and disloyal.

On Comfort Blankets And War

Anindya Raychaudhuri | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Anindya Raychaudhuri

Maybe, just maybe, if we stopped worshipping national flags, stopped considering dying in the name of a flag as anything other than a shameful waste - maybe if we instead valued a child's comfort blanket or toy a little bit more - we might finally move beyond the curse of partition. Until then, I, for one, desperately need a comfort blanket of my own.

Poverty Fixation Will Not Solve Global Turmoil - Increasing Opportunity Is Key

Simon O'Connell | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Simon O'Connell

With this knowledge, and with courage and honesty, we must build on the rhetoric of the New York meeting to identify practical solutions. In today's globalised world, where instability in one place can affect stability in another, we must find ways for all individuals to access opportunity, so they can contribute and achieve irrespective of where they were born.

Two Family Members Arrested In Connection With 'Honour Killing' Of Bradford Beauty Therapist

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK

Two male family members have been arrested in connection with the alleged “honour-killing” of a Bradford beauty therapist in Pakistan. Samia Shahi...

The Reality of the Drone War in Pakistan

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohsin Tanveer

Yes drone attacks violate human rights - but the US has also made it clear that they are in a state of war with terrorists. What this means is that the law of war governs their actions - not the law of peace. It might be a good idea to get a grip on those concepts and develop a legal justification as to why the law of peace operates.

Social Media Star Qandeel Baloch Dead In Apparent 'Honour Killing'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK

A Pakistani social media star has been strangled in an apparent “honour killing”. Qandeel Baloch was killed in her family home in Multan, a large ...

Don't Shoot the Piano Player, or the Guitar Playe, or the Tabla Player...

Neil Durkin | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

In Francois Truffaut's excellent 1960 film Shoot The Piano Player we see a classical pianist slumming it playing piano in a bar who then gets dragged ...

Pakistani Clerics Declare Transgender Marriages Legal In Islam

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK

Fifty clerics in Pakistan have declared marriage between transgender individuals as permissible in Islam. The group also said transgender people are e...

Mother Burns Teenage Daughter Alive For Marrying The Man She Loved

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

A Pakistani woman has been arrested after dousing her daughter in kerosene and burning her alive – allegedly because she had defied her family to ma...

The Time Will Come When I Die - But I Pray I Will Live Until My Natural Death

Abdul Basit | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Abdul Basit

I am in pain. I have been in pain ever since I became ill with tubercular meningitis in prison in 2010, which left me paralyzed. Ever since then, I have not been able to move from the waist down - I cannot even go to the toilet myself, and need medicine every day. I am dependent on others for everything, and it's very difficult... I have a faith, and believe everything is written in destiny, so when the time will come I will die - nobody can stop it. But I still pray that everything will be alright - I will not be executed, but will live until my natural death.