Born in Saudi Arabia, Rutaba Yaqub went to Pakistan to study engineering. While she was there she discovered a love for singing — and she's found that conservative Pakistan is the place that givers her the freedom to really develop her music.
Um-E Salma was just 17 when she was married. And she was scared. But she wouldn't let the marriage, or the daughter who came a little while later, deter her from her dreams. And now she's hoping her daughter has a better path.
Sana Mir is well-known as a cricket star — and rightly so. She's put women's cricket in Pakistan on the international stage. But she's also changing perceptions of what it means to be a Pakistani woman, at home and abroad.
In Lahore, Pakistan, a clothing ad featuring a mini flashmob to Beyonce’s "Run The World (Girls)" sparked a backlash from both feminists and religious conservatives, and cyber threats to the performers.
Waseem Akhtar has been sworn in as the new mayor of one of Pakistan’s largest cities – Karachi. But he's currently behind bars, charged with arranging medical care for suspected terrorists and stoking riots in the city in 2007.
A powerful earthquake in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan has killed 400 people, and effected more than 300,000 over a month ago. Weeks on, the disaster–and the Pakistani government's response to it–have exposed a silent war, and state violations against the Baloch people.
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.
When Pakistan's prime minister made a courtesy call to Donald Trump, he was met with an earful of effusive adjectives. What's behind Trump's "fantastic," "terrific," "amazing" and "exceptional" praise of Pakistan?
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.