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.
Mohammad Jibran Nasir is a 28-year-old lawyer and civil rights activist from Pakistan. He’s touring the United States to promote his message of anti-extremism, and to raise awareness around his two social campaigns, #NeverForgetPk and #ReclaimYourMosques.
Across Pakistan, an increasingly radical brand of Islamic school or madrassa is gaining influence, spreading a purist form of Islam through its students, many of whom go on to become imams and preachers across the country.
A popular TV newsman in Pakistan was reporting on military human rights abuses. The military threatened him, but he refused to stop. Then in April, he was shot — six times. PRI's The World Host Marco Werman speaks with Hamid Mir, who vows to continue working, despite new threats.
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.
The White House has pledged the CIA will stop using vaccination programs as a cover from spying. Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Laurie Garrett's says the pledge is long overdue and that distrust of health workers is already widespread in many countries.
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