Pakistan

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 15.08.2014 | 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 29.07.2014 | 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...

India Aims for Economic Growth on Top of a Volcano

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Last week I was in India on the historic day that Mr. Narendra Modi took oath as the new prime minister of the country during a spectacular ceremony, ...

The Empire Writes Back - Kamila Shamsie's 'A God in Every Stone'

Nauman Khalid | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nauman Khalid

Lance-Naik Qayyum Gul of the 40th Pathans is the other main character who animates this tale through the warp and weft of which runs Empire. Along with his friend and subordinate Kalam, he fights for the British in the Great War. At Ypres, he is saved by his friend but loses an eye in combat. He is nursed back to health in Brighton and returns to Peshawar.

Pregnant Pakistani Woman Stoned To Death Was Killed By Husband, Sister Insists

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

WARNING - THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES The sister of a woman believed to have been stoned to death by her family in a so-called honour kill...

Family Who Stoned Pregnant Woman To Death Also Killed Her Sister In 'Honour Killing'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Pregnant Pakistani Woman Stoned To Death Was Killed By Husband, Sister Insists WARNING - THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES The family...

Husband Of Pregnant Pakistani Stoning Victim Admits He Killed His First Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

WARNING - THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES A Pakistani man whose pregnant wife was stoned to death by members of her own family who objected to...

Pregnant Woman Stoned To Death By Her Family – For Marrying The Man She Loved (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

WARNING - THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES UPDATE: Husband Of Pregnant Pakistani Stoning Victim Admits He Killed His First Wife A pregnant 2...

As IED Attacks Rise By 35%, More Needs to Be Done to Stop the Use of This Terrible Weapon

Iain Overton | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Iain Overton

The deaths of over 118 people in a twin bombing attack in the central Nigeria city of Jos is yet more terrible news coming from the West Africa nation. But it is also part of a wider trend.

Cut Aid To Pakistan Unless It Cracks Down On Extremism, Say MPs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

Britain should cut aid spending to Pakistan and divert it to poorer countries unless "clear evidence" is produced that it is helping reduce Islamic ex...

Briton Jailed For Blasphemy In Pakistan Reveals Details Of Ordeal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK

A British man jailed under Pakistan's blasphemy laws has spoken of his experience after he escaped to the UK. Masud Ahmad was imprisoned in Novembe...