Peshawar

A health worker administers the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to his colleague while the prime minister's adviser on health issues Faisal Sultan, second right, and other officials watch during a ceremony to start the vaccination campaign in Islamabad

The biggest challenge for vaccine workers in Pakistan? Staying alive.

Vaccine workers in Pakistan have faced threats for a long time. The reasons behind anti-vaccination sentiments and hostility toward workers vary, but misinformation and a CIA operation have played an outsized role.

The biggest challenge for vaccine workers in Pakistan? Staying alive.
Pashtun women in Pakistan hold posters of their missing family members

Is Pakistan poised for a Pashtun Spring?

Is Pakistan poised for a Pashtun Spring?
Farzana Jan, a member of the transgender community, applies makeup

Pakistan issues its first transgender passport

Pakistan issues its first transgender passport
A girl cries before receiving polio vaccine drops at a government children's hospital in Peshawar on March 3, 2015. Pakistan authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio.

Facing a determined opposition, Pakistani officials tell parents to vaccinate their kids or go to jail

Facing a determined opposition, Pakistani officials tell parents to vaccinate their kids or go to jail
Matee Ullah Khan and members of his ski school at the Malam Jabba ski area in Pakistan's Swat Valley.

Pakistan's only ski school is back in business, in the 'Switzerland of Pakistan'

Pakistan's only ski school is back in business, in the 'Switzerland of Pakistan'
A competitor crawls beneath barbed wire during the Tough Guy event in Perton, central England February 1, 2015. The annual event to raise cash for charity challenges thousands of international competitors in a cross country run followed by an assault cour

Winning the Super Bowl might have been easier than completing the Tough Guy competition — at least less dirty

Seeing The News: The annual Tough Guy charity event includes a cross country run and an assault course consisting of water, fire and tunnel obstacles. Also, everyday life for and artists community in Kabul. Plus, we planning a trip to Europa.

Winning the Super Bowl might have been easier than completing the Tough Guy competition — at least less dirty
An army soldier stands by blood on the floor at the Army Public School, which was attacked by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar on December 17, 2014.

A survivor of Pakistan's school massacre tells how his teacher saved his life

As Pakistan mourns the the victims of Tuesday school massacre, one survivor says he's alive because of the incredible sacrifice of his teacher. It's just one of many stories of heroism emerging from the shootings, but Pakistan is still working through "unprecedented" grieft and anger.

A survivor of Pakistan's school massacre tells how his teacher saved his life
Palestinian school girls attend a class at their school that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas.

There's an international effort to make safe schools in conflict zones

Ironically, just as the tragedy was unfolding in Pakistan, some three dozen nations were meeting in Geneva to discuss guidelines for protecting schools and students in conflict zones.

There's an international effort to make safe schools in conflict zones
A man lights candles to mourn the victims from the Army Public School in Peshawar, which was attack by Taliban gunmen, in Karachi, December 16, 2014.

A Pakistani girl survives a Taliban attack on her school by playing dead

Taliban gunmen stormed a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday morning. More than a hundred children died, but one girl made it out alive.

A Pakistani girl survives a Taliban attack on her school by playing dead
Hallelujah performs at an annual prayer event in Kasur, Pakistan.

Hallelujah? Christian rock is gaining popularity in Pakistan — under the radar

There are a number of amateur and semi-professional Christian/Gospel rock bands in Pakistan. Among them is Hallelujah, which has parlayed its mix of rock and Christian themes into a little bit of mainstream attention.

Hallelujah? Christian rock is gaining popularity in Pakistan — under the radar

The Madrassa Myth: In Pakistan, public schools may be the problem

While private Islamic schools are often blamed for breeding terrorists, the country's public school curriculum teaches a militant view of Islam.

The Madrassa Myth: In Pakistan, public schools may be the problem
students praying at madrassa

The Madrassa Myth: in Pakistan, Public Schools may be the Problem

Recent reports have accused Pakistan's Islamic, religious schools as being training grounds for terrorists. But most students attend the schools, called madrassas, for a purely spiritual purpose.

The Madrassa Myth: in Pakistan, Public Schools may be the Problem

A Hit Song in Peshawar: "My Gaze is as Fatal as a Drone Attack"

American drone attacks have been part of the landscape in Pakistan for many years. So much so, that they have made it into popular culture.

A Hit Song in Peshawar: "My Gaze is as Fatal as a Drone Attack"

Beloved Pakistani Singer Ghazala Javed Killed Trying to Pursue Career

A Pakistani singer who fled the Taliban to pursue her career was shot dead Monday night. Several Pakistani musicians have been gunned down by local Taliban, who have declared their music "un-Islamic." Marco Werman talks with the BBC's Zarghuna Kargar.

Beloved Pakistani Singer Ghazala Javed Killed Trying to Pursue Career

New details emerge about bin Laden's time in Pakistan after 9/11

Osama bin Laden was found and killed last May in a raid that also ensnared several of his wives. Now, one of those wives has agreed to talk to authorities and so new details are beginning to emerge about how bin Laden and his family lives from the time of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan until bin Laden's killing last year.

New details emerge about bin Laden's time in Pakistan after 9/11