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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
If you suffer from spring allergies, take heart that you aren't in Islamabad, Pakistan, where pollen counts are some of the highest in the world. Reporter Bina Shah just visited the city and couldn't wait to get out.
A suicide bomber has attacked the UN World Food Program offices in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, killing five people. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with WFP spokesman Amjad Jamal, who was friends with those who lost their lives.
At least 41 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in Pakistan's Swat valley officials say. The explosion hit an area the military said it had retaken from militants. Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Aleem MaqBool in Islamabad.
Pakistan says its forces fought off a large well-coordinated attack on a military post last night. The army says the militants suffered heavy losses. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from the BBC's Aleem Maqbool in Islamabad.
There is another, different guerilla war being waged in Pakistan. Baloch separatists say their community has been excluded and oppressed by Islamabad for over sixty years. The World's Fahad Desmukh reports the battle is being fought by musicians as well.