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
Big bully: a police officer kicks a boy to force him back in line at a food distribution point for people feeling a military offensive in South Waziristan.

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
Courtesy of Khwendo Kor

Maryam Bibi

Empowering girls and women in Pakistan

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NI 429 - Too many of us? The population panic. - January, 2010
An internally displaced girl carries a pitcher of water in the Swat Valley.Stringer Pakistan / Reuters

Why Pakistan's Taliban win as they lose

Pakistan's army offensive has wrongfooted the Taliban. But the larger war of ideas has yet to be won. Pervez Hoodbhoy explains.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
The charm fades

The charm fades

Pakistani physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy explores his country’s rocky relationship with nukes.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
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
Too many of us? The population panic. January, 2010
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
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