Um-E Salma was just 17 when she was married. And she was scared. But she wouldn't let the marriage, or the daughter who came a little while later, deter her from her dreams. And now she's hoping her daughter has a better path.
Sana Mir is well-known as a cricket star — and rightly so. She's put women's cricket in Pakistan on the international stage. But she's also changing perceptions of what it means to be a Pakistani woman, at home and abroad.
In Lahore, Pakistan, a clothing ad featuring a mini flashmob to Beyonce’s "Run The World (Girls)" sparked a backlash from both feminists and religious conservatives, and cyber threats to the performers.
Waseem Akhtar has been sworn in as the new mayor of one of Pakistan’s largest cities – Karachi. But he's currently behind bars, charged with arranging medical care for suspected terrorists and stoking riots in the city in 2007.
Pakistan's lawyers boycotted courts and staged protests nationwide on Tuesday. The boycott came after a horrific suicide bombing at a Quetta hospital killed many of their colleagues. Both the Pakistani Taliban and the Islamic State group have claimed responsibility for the attack.
Deepak Singh grew up in Lucknow, India, thinking Indians were the good guys and Pakistanis the bad guys. Now that he's moved to the United States and finally met people from Pakistan, he sees things differently.
In a society where women are covered, even small, private acts that express femininity, like girls dancing fully-clothed in the rain, can be seen as sexual. Cell or home videos are being exploited on YouTube as "porn."
Google India made an ad to show how the search engine could help people reconnect with old friends. Now the campaign has touched an emotional chord across Pakistan and India, by reawakening memories of the painful partition of India in 1947.
Almost 10 years ago, a young Pakistani woman was held down by her mother-in-law while her husband and father-in-law threw acid on her. Some 150 operations later, Bushra Shafi is working as a beautician in a hair salon in Lahore, started by a hairdresser who was moved to help victims of acid attacks when one of them came into her salon and asked simply: "Can you make me beautiful again?"
After an ongoing lawsuit, Penguin Books India will recall its book "The Hindus: An Alternative History." News of the recall has made waves in academic circles in India, and spurred sales in the UK and US.
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.
In Pakistan's prestigious medical schools, female students outshine and outnumber their male counterparts. However, many do not end up as practicing doctors — and now there are calls to limit their numbers.