Pakistan

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Can Karachi’s women-only pink buses drive change in Pakistan?
Harassment by men on public transport is one reason why female participation in the workforce stands at only 20%

Zofeen T Ebrahim in Karachi

06, Feb, 2023 @6:30 AM

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General Pervez Musharraf obituary
Former president of Pakistan who supported the US in its war on terror and was hailed as George Bush’s ‘best buddy’

Farzana Shaikh

05, Feb, 2023 @2:05 PM

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Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf dies after long illness
Military ruler, one of country’s most divisive leaders after seizing power in coup, has died in exile in Dubai

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

05, Feb, 2023 @10:26 AM

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Bollywood is obsessed with Pakistan. We’d be flattered if it weren’t so nasty
Try as the industry might, Modi’s quasi-fascist politics cannot be set to jaunty music and helicopter stunts

Fatima Bhutto

03, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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North-west Pakistan in grip of deadly Taliban resurgence
Misguided government efforts to rehabilitate militants have helped fuel recent terrorist activity

Shah Meer Baloch in Waziristan and Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Mumbai

31, Jan, 2023 @10:29 AM

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Pakistan: dozens killed in mosque blast in Peshawar
At least 83 people dead and many more wounded in suicide bombing that Pakistan Taliban says it is not responsible for, in contradiction of earlier admission

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

30, Jan, 2023 @11:24 PM

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Mohammed Bux Baloch obituary
Other lives: Souvenir shop owner whose central London stores became welcoming hubs for newly arrived Pakistani immigrants

Bilal Baloch

15, Jan, 2023 @2:48 PM

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Banks and countries pledge over $9bn to rebuild Pakistan after catastrophic floods
International funders join Pakistan PM and UN secretary general in Geneva to agree recovery plan following ‘monsoon on steroids’

Shah Meer Baloch Islamabad

10, Jan, 2023 @10:08 AM

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Pakistan sends back hundreds of Afghan refugees to face Taliban repression
About 250,000 Afghan asylum seekers have arrived in Pakistan since August 2021, but a migrant crackdown has left many of them in fear of being jailed or deported

Zofeen T Ebrahim in Karachi

10, Jan, 2023 @6:45 AM

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The Guardian view on Afghanistan’s suffering: the war against women | Editorial
Editorial: Families are in desperate straits, the security situation is worsening – but the Taliban’s priority is punishing half the population

Editorial

02, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Anger as Pakistan court frees rapist after he agrees deal to marry his victim
Dawlat Khan had received a life sentence for the rape of a young deaf woman but a council of elders intervened to offer a compromise

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

30, Dec, 2022 @2:22 PM

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Superheroes, jazz, queer art: how Pakistan’s transgressive pop culture went global
Freed from the shadow of 9/11, the country’s artists are building on a rich heritage – to international acclaim

Fatima Bhutto

19, Dec, 2022 @8:01 AM

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