Pakistan marked a monumental moment this weekend, with voters successfully electing a new individual to be the nation's prime minister. It marks the first time the country has successfully had a peaceful, democratic transfer of power.
Pakistani women are often attacked by acid, which leaves burns at best and can kill at worst. But laws have been changed recently, to help women get justice when attacked. But even with those changes, there's still a long and costly road to justice for victims.
While banding together to sing the national anthem en masse and kicking coconuts off people's heads might seem frivolous, a former Pakistani ambassador says these feats are grabbing rare international attention for good news from Pakistan.
India and Pakistan have long jostled for control of the Kashmir region along the border of their two countries. That jostling has also led to religious violence, which drove many Hindus out of Kashmir. But now India is encouraging them to come back.
Afsiroon Naqas scrapes dirt off the ground of the Rawalpindi, Pakistan, market. He's not trying to clean the place up, but rather to find little bits of gold that through a little bit of alchemy he can turn into $8 of gold — which he uses to feed his family.
Pakistan's government likes to ban things. On New Year's eve, it instituted bans on particular ways of using motorbikes. But that's perhaps one of the milder bans. On several occasions this year, the government has banned the use of cell phones, social media and even motorbikes entirely.
Soosan Firooz grew up a refugee, fleeing Afghanistan's brutal civil war. But her family moved back seven years ago, and now she's supporting herself as a rapper -- a role not typically played by women.
Pakistan's 14-year-old women's advocate, Malala Yousufzai, was gravely wounded in a Taliban assassination attempt. After receiving treatment in Pakistan in recent days, the government decided to transfer her to a U.K. hospital where she can get "integrated" treatment.
A 14-year-old Pakistani girl has been rallying efforts to improve educational opportunities for women. On Tuesday, her outspokenness nearly cost her her life, after a Taliban gunman shot her and gravely wounded her. Pakistanis across the country have reacted with outrage.
A new report by two top tier American universities reveals an additional side effect to America's drone strikes in Pakistan. According to their research, Pakistani civilians are under such emotional stress they're being driven to receive medical care and taking an "exponentially higher" amount of psychiatric drugs.