Fahad Desmukh

Fahad Desmukh

I am a reporter based in Karachi, Pakistan, and have been a regular contributor to The World since 2010.

I particularly enjoy reporting on stories about the intersection of popular culture, politics and technology in Pakistan.

I am fascinated by the free-software movement and kung-fu cinema.

Recent Stories

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.