Pakistan

Global Scan

'The Hong Kong we are living in today is not the Hong Kong we knew'

The British handed Hong Kong to China 17 years ago today. And the anniversary meant many thousands of residents made their annual protest claiming the country has gone downhill ever since. Meanwhile, a lawmaker claims Pakistan is not convicting any rapists. And the US makes a step toward eliminating its land mines ... in 20 years. All that in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

A Pakistani cartoonist tries to keep up his craft in the face of rising restrictions

It's tough being a political cartoonist in Pakistan. In some schools of Islam, the artistic portrayal of people and animals is perceived as sacrilegious and Pakistan's extremist politics is spawning a new wave of restrictions on the production of visual arts. Sabir Nazar is a Pakistani cartoonist who is trying to reclaim the power of images and restore the role of cartoons as a way to convey messages across cultural and linguistic divides.

Global Scan

This artist is taking snow angels to an extreme

Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Pakistan and the election

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Pakistani journalist Saeed Minhas, about his experience covering the U.S. election. Like many Pakistanis, Minhas is wondering what a new president in the White House will mean for his country.

Conflict & Justice

Fighting in Pakistan

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Mark Dummett in Islamabad about fighting in Pakistan's Buner district. The Pakistani army says it has re-taken control of the district's main town from Taliban militants in the area.

Lifestyle & Belief

Attack in Pakistan

The government of Pakistan is blaming Islamic militants for an attack in the city of Lahore today that killed or wounded hundreds. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the details from the BBC's Barbara Plett.