Pakistan

Selling Bangladesh

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

Bangladesh's foreign minister Mahmood Ali has been touring Europe in a bid to overcome perceptions that his four-decade-old country is tumbling into a vortex of factionalism...

Convicted Cannibal Rearrested After Police Find Boy's Head In His Home – But His Brother Remains At Large

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

A man jailed for cannibalism has been rearrested after police found the head of a three-year-old boy in his home a year after his release. Mohamma...

The 9-Month-Old Baby Charged With Attempted Murder Is Free To Go

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK

A Pakistani court has withdrawn the case against a nine-month-old baby who was accused of attempted murder alongside 12 members of his family. Musa...

Faisana Fashion Weekend: Celebrating Indo-Pakistani Design

Ben Mirza | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

The majority of these designers at the Faisana Fashion Weekend have been working in the industry for over 20 years; they have been instrumental in kick starting the rise of South Asian fashion on the global stage.

Nine-Month-Old Baby Charged With Attempted Murder Goes Into Hiding

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

A nine-month-old baby charged with attempted murder has been taken into hiding by his relatives. Musa Khan is accused alongside his father and gran...

'Not Bug Splats': Child's Portrait Puts A Face On Drone Strikes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

An anonymous building, an indistinguishable town, an innocent child – which would a drone strike hit? A giant portrait of a child, designed to b...

9-Month-Old Baby Charged With Attempted Murder

ITN | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK

A 9-month-old baby named Musa Khan is charged with attempted murder in Pakistan. He and his family are said to have attacked police......

Christian Couple Sentenced To Death Over 'Mohammed Text'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK

A Pakistani Christian couple have been sentenced to death after they allegedly sent a text message insulting the Prophet Mohammed. Shafqat Emmanuel...

Pakistani Christian Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy Against Prophet Muhammad

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

A Pakistani Christian man has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. Sawan Masih was convicted on Thursday of using derogatory remarks against the...

Indian University 'Suspends' Students For Supporting Pakistan In Cricket Match

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly 70 Kashmiri students have been suspended by their university in northern India for celebrating Pakistan's victory over their country, it has em...

India and Iran: Time to Thaw the Bilateral Relations

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

As India closes in on another general election, great stress is on international affairs and bilateral relationships which seem a bit stretched at this point of time. With the change in guard being seen rather imminent in New Delhi, it would be interesting to observe the government make some important decisions regarding the country's future with other nations.

Europe's Complicity In 'Illegal' Drone Strikes Must End Now, MEPs Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Europe's politicians have voted by a landslide to propose a ban on US drone strikes that have killed thousands in Yemen and Pakistan, calling the kill...

Book Review: Tabish Khair, How to Fight Islamist Terror From the Missionary Position

Claire Chambers | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Chambers

This is a fast-paced, hilarious novel that nonetheless has sufficient depth to withstand several re-readings. If there's any justice, it's going to be as big a hit in Euro-America as it has been in Khair's home country of India.

The Bizarre Spectacle of the Pakistan's Negotiations with the Taliban

Murtaza Hussain | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics
Murtaza Hussain

Perhaps the greatest folly of all is the belief that negotiations can actually lead to a durable and lasting peace with the Taliban. Past agreements have quickly collapsed due to the organization's military expansionism and desire to expand their writ all over Pakistan; something they make no secret of even today.

Governance in 2014

Dr Sania Nishtar | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Sania Nishtar

Corruption is not just a cost; it is a curse that deeply affects individuals as well as the state system. It is the single most important obstacle to economic growth and development. It is devastating for investment and growth on the one hand, and denies the poor of equal opportunity and basic services, on the other.

Ukip's Former Commonwealth Spokesman Was Leader Of Kidnapping Gang In Pakistan

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

A Newsnight report has revealed that the man who served as UKIP's Commonwealth spokesman for more than a year is the former head of a kidnapping gang ...

How Online Money Transfers May Be Exploiting the UK's Immigrants

Jessica Kröger | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Jessica Kröger

It's therefore important for customers to be aware that various MTOs charge vastly different rates for the exact same service. For instance, moving £120 from the UK to India may cost a mere £2.90 through one provider and £10 through another.

Scarlett Johansson Oxfam Saga Highlights Problem With NGOs and Charities

Joseph Blake | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Joseph Blake

If you asked the general public whether they believed in charity the overwhelming response would be yes. Of course charities do good work; no one can deny that charities help tens of thousands of vulnerable people in all manner of difficult situations. However, most of the mainstream charities and NGOs have become corporatised, choosing relationships with corporates and government instead of grassroots social change movements.

Work or Starve: Child Labour in Pakistan's Brick Kilns

Richard C.W. Miller | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Richard C.W. Miller

It is estimated that child labourers now exceed 12million in Pakistan. Even worse, these children are often exposed to physical violence, long working hours and dangerous working conditions. Just a few days ago a ten-year-old boy allegedly had his hand crushed by his brick factory owner boss for refusing to work.

Jessica Elgot

British Surgeon Spends £50k Reconstructing The Faces Of Acid Attack Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Kanwal Ashar was being stalked by a man, furious that she rejected his marriage proposal, obsessed with her after he saw her working in a beauty salo...

Faces Of War: 21 Haunting Portraits Of Afghanistan's Refugee Children Living In The Slums Of Islamabad (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

These beautiful images show the faces of refugee Afghan children living in slums on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Huddled in threadbare he...

'You've Messed With The Wrong Muslims'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Six siblings – all members of a Muslim family - have been jailed for what the judge described as the "sustained and brutal" attempted kidnap of a wh...

Mentally Ill Briton in Pakistan Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

An elderly British man faces the death penalty in Pakistan after a court found him guilty of blasphemy. Muhammad Asghar's lawyers have argued for l...

Josh: Against the Grain (Hunger in District 131)

Tahreem Arshad | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tahreem Arshad

I often get asked what Pakistan is like. There's a lot of interest in this country, for obvious reasons: Taliban terrorizing, drones blasting, Osama lurking, law and order dissipating, Malala emerging...etc.

UK Court's Drone Ruling Shows the Law Is an Ass

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

Recently, British courts have rivalled their counterparts across the pond in competing for the most senseless judgment. The latest example came just yesterday, when three British judges said they could not rule on whether British officials were complicit in murdering Pakistani civilians in US drone strikes because that might embarrass our friends in America.