Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan throw stones toward police during a protest against the arrest of Khan, in Karachi, Pakistan, May 9, 2023.

A shaky political situation in Pakistan could get worse with arrest of former PM Imran Khan


Paramilitary troops arrested former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan during a court appearance on Tuesday, sparking protests and complicating an already-fragile political situation in the country.

Malala Yousafzai pointing at a poster advertisement of her documentary, "Stranger at the Gate."

‘There is hope’: Malala Yousafzai promotes tolerance, connection with new documentary

Conflict & Justice
Security officials and rescue workers gather at the site of suicide bombing, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Suicide bomber kills 34, wounds 150 at mosque in NW Pakistan

Shopkeepers and workers wait for electric power at a market following a power breakdown across the country, in Lahore, Pakistan, Jan. 23, 2023.

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires

The Nehr-i-Khayyam drainage ditch in Karachi, Pakistan, where sewage and trash collect and can impede the flow of stormwater.

‘The system is broken’: At COP27, developing countries push for more money to adapt to climate change

Climate Change
The view of where Abdul Ghazi’s house used to be, as seen from the roof of the school where he and his family fled to escape the flooding that struck Pakistan.

A Pakistani family sees firsthand the effects of climate change, as negotiators at COP27 battle over how to pay for them

Climate Change

A family in one of the hardest-hit regions of Pakistan’s Sindh province were forced to live on the roof of a school for two months while they waited for floodwaters that destroyed their home to recede. They are directly seeing the damaging climate change effects being discussed by world leaders at the COP27 summit.

Screenshot of "Pasoori" official music video from the Coke Studio, Season 14

‘It is pure magic’: Pakistani song ‘Pasoori’ climbs the charts in India and beyond


Since its February release, the song “Pasoori,” which translates to “difficulty” or “conflict” in Punjabi, has racked up more than 250 million views on YouTube and on Instagram.

A police officer examines a damaged car at the site of a firing incident, in Karachi, Pakistan

Taliban takeover could mean more security challenges for Chinese projects in Pakistan

With the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, neighboring China and Pakistan are concerned over the security of their people and economic investments. They fear that recent attacks on Chinese workers in Pakistani cities could become more common with a hardline government next door.

A demonstrator wearing a protective face mask with a message attends a protest demanding to boycott China-made products.

India guards against China’s growing regional plans

On China's New Silk Road

Leaders in Delhi have resisted Beijing’s efforts to pull India into networks that China leads or dominates, including the Belt and Road Initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Pashtun women in Pakistan hold posters of their missing family members

Is Pakistan poised for a Pashtun Spring?

Global Politics

Pashtuns are an ethnic minority group composed largely of about 30 million people in Pakistan. They have also gone missing by the thousands.