Photo: Bilal Hassan

Southern Exposure: Bilal Hassan

Karachi-based photojournalist Bilal Hassan encounters a kick-ass personality.

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NI 525 - The fight for clean air - May, 2020
(clockwise from top left): A family outside their flooded house in Karachi, which was hit by super cyclonic storm Kyarr in October 2019; Imran Khan speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2020; Asia’s biggest flower market in Lahore; students in Lahore participating in the Global Climate Strike in September 2019.Photos: All From PA Images: STR/Xinhua; Valeriano Di Domenico/World Economic Forum/DPA; Last two both by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/Sipa Usa.

Country profile: Pakistan

The photos, facts and politics of Pakistan.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020
Brutal blasphemy verdict

Brutal blasphemy verdict

Report from Pakistan by Husna Rizvi.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020
Ill-advised exercise in Iqbal Park shrouded in smog in Lahore, Pakistan.Photo: Asad Zaidi/Getty Images

Smogpocalypse

Report from Pakistan by Husna Rizvi.

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NI 523 - Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone - January, 2020

Introducing... Imran Khan

For our rising new world leader segment, Richard Swift profiles the Oxford-educated former playboy cricketer, and now, Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018

‘One of the most hated words in Pakistan is “liberal”’

Pervez Hoodbhoy is one of South Asia’s leading nuclear physicists and an eminent Pakistani academic and intellectual. He talks to Andy Heintz about growing religious extremism and the troubled legacy of international actors in the region.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
Photo: Ram Subramanian/Facebook

Indians and Pakistanis forge online friendship

But in this increasingly jingoistic climate there is a growing number of citizens who dare to call for a peaceful solution. Nimisha Jaiswal reports.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Pakistani Christians living in fear

Pakistani Christians living in fear

Pakistani Christians who are charged under the country’s blasphemy laws are living in hiding, Rizwan Syed reports.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
In search of lost soldiers

In search of lost soldiers

Families of missing POWs are still waiting for answers after 44 years, says Jas Uppal.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Flashing a victory sign, Sana Ijaz (above) demonstrates the fighting spirit of Pakistani civil society, after being arrested for demanding the government do more to counter the Pakistani Taliban.Photo: AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

Take your pick

Ziauddin Sardar on the various fundamentalisms on offer in Pakistan.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Sarvaja’s husband was shot in 1996. She still does not know who killed him.Sofi Lundin

In the land of widows

For the women left behind in Kashmir's border villages, life has its own challenges, as Sofi Lundin discovers.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Muhammad and Ansa Munawar lost their 17-year-old son, Waleed, in the May 2010 attacks on two Ahmadi mosques in Lahore. Their respective fathers were both killed in religiously motivated attacks in the 1980s.Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

A question of belief

Persecuted in Pakistan for being 'non-Muslim', the Ahmadi community has sought refuge abroad. But intolerance is not easily escaped, as Samira Shackle discovers.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014
An extravagant wedding ceremony can lead to a life of drudgery – and the cost may be seen as a debt the bride must ‘pay off’.Blend Images/Alamy

A prisoner in the house

For hundreds of South Asian women each year, an arranged marriage in Britain leads not to love but to slavery. Samira Shackle reports.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013
Under attack:
members of the
Peshawar Press Club,
December 2009.Mohammad Iqbal / AP / Press Association Images

A treacherous occupation

Pakistan is the deadliest country to be a journalist, as Manzoor Ali knows only too well.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
A guiding light: a Labour Party supporter remembers political workers killed in the 2007 Karachi riots. The Pakistani Left has since regrouped and hopes to lead the way in the country's future.Athar Hussain/Reuters

The Pakistani Left is re-grouping

The Pakistani Left has a history to be proud of and is regrouping to fight in new battles, as Qualandar Bux Memon and Ali Mohsni report.

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NI 445 - Pakistan - daring to hope - September, 2011
In the balance: a stunt rider at a Pakistani travelling circus mesmerizes the crowd. The country's future, too, is finely poised. Ed Kashi/Corbis

Pakistan on the edge of hope

Despite its turbulent past, Ziauddin Sardar finds reasons for optimism in Pakistan's future.

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NI 445 - Pakistan - daring to hope - September, 2011
Pakistan - the facts

Pakistan - the facts

An infographic covering population, religion, quality of life and more.

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NI 445 - Pakistan - daring to hope - September, 2011
The 2010 floods devastated parts of Northwest Frontier.Adrees Latif / Reuters

After the floods... A North Frontier village makes a comeback

Merryl Wyn Davies visits a remote village in Northwest Frontier to find out how it is recovering from last year’s devastating floods.

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NI 445 - Pakistan - daring to hope - September, 2011

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The fight for clean air May, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone January, 2020
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
The coming war on China December, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Mental health May, 2012
Pakistan - daring to hope September, 2011
Pakistan - daring to hope September, 2011
Pakistan - daring to hope September, 2011
Pakistan - daring to hope September, 2011
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