Pakistan has its own Taliban. It is called Tehreek-e-Taliban. Its goal is to over throw the Pakistani state. It is concentrated in the Peshawar region and is locked in a fierce battle with the local tribal militia. Journalist Mustafa Qadri reports.
More than 50,000 demonstrators rallied yesterday against changing Pakistan's blasphemy law. The law has support across a spectrum of Pakistanis. Madiha Tahir reports on how the case, and the controversy, has exposed new fault lines among Pakistanis.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement, or MQM, Pakistan's third largest political party, made headlines when it abandoned the ruling PPP-led coalition government, the move set Pakistan's two largest secular parties at loggerheads. Madha Tahir reports from Karachi.
In the Geo Quiz, we're searching for a country that's produced one of the longest winning streaks in any sport. A South Asian athlete nicknamed ï¿½The Conqueror' went unbeaten for 5 years. So, name the country or its world-class squash player.
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.
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.
We talk with Christian Science Monitor reporter, Issam Ahmed, on the ground in Lahore, Pakistan, and Michelle Fanzo, Project Leader for the World Policy Institute, who weigh in on United States' effort to aid in the floods' devastating aftermath.
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.
Cricket is king in Pakistan, but one downtrodden neighborhood is mad for soccer — and the Brazilian national team. Lyari has produced some of Pakistan's biggest soccer stars, and its residents feel a special kinship with the World Cup host country.
The British handed Hong Kong to China 17 years ago today. And the anniversary meant many thousands of residents made their annual protest claiming the country has gone downhill ever since. Meanwhile, a lawmaker claims Pakistan is not convicting any rapists. And the US makes a step toward eliminating its land mines ... in 20 years. All that in today's Global Scan.
When Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head two years ago, the Taliban in Pakistan claimed responsibility. On Friday, the Pakistan army said it had caught a gang of 10 men behind the attack. Elsewhere in Pakistan, a new branch of al-Qaeda seems to have bungled its first attack, but wants the press coverage anyway. And a 45-story skyscraper of squatters is being cleared in Venezuela, all in this weekend's Global Scan.
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.
In Pakistan, the struggle against the local version of the Taliban is spreading, and not just in terms of terrorism. The group has muscled its way into the crime scene in Karachi, Pakistan, a booming city with lucrative opportunities in things like kidnapping and extortion.
Ten years after former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to lead a Muslim nation, was killed in Rawalpindi the unanswered questions about her assassination still fuel conspiracy theories.