Though analysts suspect that that a truck bomb attack in Pakistan was a warning to the new leadership of Pakistan to end its collaboration with the United States, South Asian and military affairs analyst Christine Fair sees things differently.
President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan ? whose political opponents are calling for him to face a vote of confidence or be impeached ? has urged national unity and reconciliation. In a televised speech to mark Pakistan's Independence Day, Mr. Musharraf said all Pakistanis should put aside their differences and work to make the country strong.
A popular TV newsman in Pakistan was reporting on military human rights abuses. The military threatened him, but he refused to stop. Then in April, he was shot — six times. PRI's The World Host Marco Werman speaks with Hamid Mir, who vows to continue working, despite new threats.
"VIP culture" in Pakistan lets politicians miraculously bend the rules to their convenience, and Pakistanis are no strangers to it. But on a recent flight to Islamabad, things turned out a little differently for a lawmaker and a former minister who passengers believed caused a two-hour delay.
The fourth season of "Homeland" take viewers to Pakistan and Afghanistan, or at least some version of those countries. But Pakistanis who watched the recent premiere are angry with the many inaccuracies they've found, saying the show might stoke unwarranted fears about their country.
Across Pakistan, an increasingly radical brand of Islamic school or madrassa is gaining influence, spreading a purist form of Islam through its students, many of whom go on to become imams and preachers across the country.
It's not an interview a journalist gets to do every day — with an executioner. The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil got that chance when she sat down with Sabir Massih, 32, who's hanged nearly 50 people since Pakistan reinstated the death penalty. He tells Khalil what goes through his mind when he pulls the lever.
A suicide bomber killed at least 29 people near a polling center as Pakistanis voted on Wednesday in a knife-edge general election pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.