In SMS-happy Pakistani, many young people are writing their text messages in using the Latin alphabet, rather than the traditional Urdu script. That has some concerned that the classical script will disappear.
The World Health Organisation declared Pakistan one of three polio exporting countries in the world, and advised all international travelers from Pakistan be vaccinated. Of the 82 confirmed polio cases reported worldwide so far the year, 66 of them are from Pakistan.
Karachi has suffered political, ethnic and criminal violence for two decades. One of the groups accused of being involved is known as the People's Peace Committee. They're also engaged in a wide range of social welfare activities. Fahad Desmukh reports.
Pakistan's Imran Khan has been trying to push his sports stardom into political power for more than a decade, with little success. Recently, however, he seemed to make some headway among the urban, educated population.
Driving in Karachi's crazy traffic can be very stressful. But amidst all this mess there is one source of pleasure ï¿½ the wonderfully decorated public transport vehicles. Fahad Desmukh reports on the poetry that adorns many vehicles in Pakistan.
A TV show is also making headlines in Pakistan. The show's anchor was fired for producing a program in which she raided a public park in Karachi, hounding young dating couples and questioning their morality.
In Karachi, everyone carries a gun. And when one ethnic group wants something from another, they usually take it at the point of a gun. It's created a culture where people take from each other and give to others to force people to become beholden to the powerful.
Today, the Pakistani Taliban attacked Pakistan's main airport in Karachi, just days after an earlier airport attack killed at least three dozen people. Pakistan's Taliban are distinct from the Taliban in Afghanistan and have emerged as one of the region's biggest security threats.