South Asia

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 Politics

Pakistan Building its Own Drones

Pakistan says it has asked the US more than once to equip it with Predator drones- but it says the those requests have been turned down. Now, the Pakistanis are building an attack drone on home soil with foreign help. Laura Lynch reports.