Global Politics

In Pakistan, no one admits to being a Burger

Pakistan's history with fast-food isn't as long as in other parts of the world. And for a long while, it was too expensive for average Pakistanis. So to most Pakistanis, people who could eat fast food burgers were the rich and wealthy. And suddenly, the rich and wealthy were being called Burgers themselves.

Development & Education

Pakistan's Election Symbols

When Pakistan goes to the polls, their ballots will not have the names of any contesting parties on them. Using symbols on ballots has been standard procedure in Pakistani elections for decades, because over 40 percent of adult Pakistanis are illiterate.

Ancient Persian religion on the decline in Pakistan

The Parsis, who fled Iran in the face of the country's Muslim conversion centuries ago, settled across India and Pakistan. But in recent years, the prominent Karachi religious minority is declining, to the portion where the community may totally disappear.