Fahad Desmukh is a reporter based in Karachi, Pakistan, and have been a regular contributor to The World since 2010.
I am a reporter based in Karachi, Pakistan, and have been a regular contributor to The World since 2010.
I particularly enjoy reporting on stories about the intersection of popular culture, politics and technology in Pakistan.
I am fascinated by the free-software movement and kung-fu cinema.
Cricket is king in Pakistan, but one downtrodden neighborhood is mad for soccer — and the Brazilian national team. Lyari has produced some of Pakistan's biggest soccer stars, and its residents feel a special kinship with the World Cup host country.
There's a newly emboldened group in Pakistan. They're westernized, relatively elite members of society who are often referred to as "burgers." Reporter Fahad Desmukh explains from Karachi.
In Pakistan, a high-ranking female politicians was gunned down on Saturday. Reporter Fahad Desmukh in Karachi tells anchor Marco Werman about the murder of Zara Shahid Hussain and explains how her death is creating instability for a key US ally.
When Pakistan goes to the polls, their ballots will not have the names of any contesting parties on them. Using symbols on ballots has been standard procedure in Pakistani elections for decades, because over 40 percent of adult Pakistanis are illiterate.
The Parsi community of Karachi, Pakistan is shrinking quickly. Farhad Desmukh profiles two young Parsis who would like to stay.
A high court judge dropped a blasphemy case in Islamabad on Tuesday, against Rimsha, a Christian girl who was accused of burning pages from an Islamic children's textbook.
Tensions are boiling in Pakistan over the anti-Islam video that's sparked protests in many Muslim nations. In Pakistan, the government has responded to the protests there by declaring tomorrow a national holiday, called "Day for the Love of the Prophet."
Reporter Fahad Desmukh tells us this material will be very popular on this year's fashion runway.
In Pakistan, standup comedy is catching on as a form of entertainment. As Fahad Desmukh reports from Karachi, country's problems provide a wealth of material for comedians.
Karachi has long been plagued by urban violence, with many incidents attributed to tit-for-tat ethnic or political disputes.