Pakistan

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 22.09.2014 | 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 04.09.2014 | 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. ...

Why, Oh Why Al Ain?

Haris Suleman | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

We decided to extend our stay by one day in Cairo to be able to go to the Pyramids. The next morning we departed for Aswan, which was our departure airport for customs and we needed to buy enough Avgas (aviation gasoline) to cross the Arabian Desert on our way to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, where we have some dear friends that we were staying with.

The Path to Better Education in Pakistan

Aaron Benavot | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK
Aaron Benavot

Improving quality in Pakistan would also be a huge breakthrough. In rural areas many primary schools lack sufficient classrooms to provide a proper five year cycle: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, for example, more than half of the schools do not contain the requisite 5 classrooms (one per grade). If you were a parent, would you send your children to school, and keep them there, if school conditions meant that your children were unlikely to learn the basics?

Newlyweds' 'Throats Slit' After Family Lured Them Home With Promise Of Blessing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

A young Pakistani couple had their throats slit with scythes after their parents discovered they had married for love. The 17-year-old girl and 31-...

Pakistani Woman Raped, Killed & Hanged From A Tree (GRAPHIC PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

A 20-year-woman has been found hanging from a tree in Pakistan’s Layyah district. Pakistani daily The Nation reports Muzammil Bibi was raped bef...

Around the World in 30 Days

Haris Suleman | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

As many teenagers are getting ready for the long summer holiday, I am preparing for the biggest adventure of my life; to break the world record by flying round the world in a single-engine plane in just thirty days...

Syrian Rebels Down Arms, Nairobi Bars Are Packed And Nails Bitten In Mexico

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

Some are crouched around an ancient TV set while war rages around them, some are in the most dangerous places on Earth, and some are settled on luxury...

If You Want to Understand Pakistan, Talk to its Bus and Ambulance Drivers

Salman Shaheen | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Every day, Zahir braves the bedlam of Karachi's bustling streets, driving one of the city's iconic technicolour busses bedecked with peacocks and Urdu scrawlings. His concerns about the country he's living in and what can be done to fix it are among those told by Asad Anees of the University of Karachi...

Karachi International Airport Attacked By Heavily Armed Gunmen

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: According to AP, at least 13 people have been killed in the attack. Gunmen have launched an attack on Karachi's international airport, a...

Pakistan Teenager Survives Attempted 'Honour Killing' After Being Shot Twice & Thrown In Canal (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

An 18-year-old Pakistani girl has survived being shot and thrown into a canal for marrying the man she loved, police have said. Police official Al...