Pakistan

Justice

An interview with an executioner: 'I don't feel anything'

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.

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Global Politics

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman interviews Indian-American saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa about his new CD "Apti" which means "coming together." He performs it with his trio the Indo-Pak Coalition, and believes that after the Mumbai attacks.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

The World's Aaron Schachter recently met Pakistani singer Arieb Azhar. Azhar is not your typical Sufi singer. This vodka-drinking, bandana-wearing singer is breaking down barriers in Pakistan.

Global Politics

The state of U.S.-Pakistan relations

Host Lisa Mullins speaks with Pakistani author and journalist Ahmed Rashid about relations between the U.S. and Pakistan. They also discuss the importance of Pakistan's move to close a major supply route into Afghanistan as part of its offensive against militants in the region.

Global Politics

U.S. seeks new strategy in Pakistan

President Obama's new envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke arrived in Pakistan today. Holbrooke pledged to forge a new strategy and urged allies to do more in the war against insurgents. The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Environment

Pakistani nuclear scientist

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with William Langewiesche, author of the book, "The Atomic Bazaar," about a Pakistani high court decision to release AQ Khan from house arrest. Khan is often referred to as the man who gave Pakistan nuclear weapons.

Global Politics

Holbrooke in Afghanistan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist Ahmed Rashid about US envoy Richard Holbrooke's trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Holbrooke is in Kabul now, after a stop in Pakistan. The trip is Holbrooke's first as the Obama Administration's point man in the region.

Environment

A laptop in the wrong hands

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Shahan Mufti, a correspondent for Globalpost.com, who was able to buy a US military laptop in a market in Peshawar, Pakistan. He says the laptop appears to have been stolen from US military personnel in Afghanistan.

Taliban moving farther south?

The BBC's Barbara Plett reports from Karachi, Pakistan's largest and most liberal city, about fears there that Taliban militants may be trying to establish a presence there.