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January 12, 2017|

Pakistan: Trans Activism in Action

The international LGBT movement is far from over, but rarely does change come without passion— and protests. Though maybe just the start, see what some Pakistanis did to combat transgender abuse.

November 01, 2016|

On Death Row in Pakistan

Pakistan has the highest number of death row inmates in the world, a population believed to embody terrorists and criminals. However, not all of them deserve to be where they are.

September 15, 2016|

A Tale of a Trans Man in Pakistan

A transgender man, now happily living with his girlfriend, speaks on how he got to where he is now and how trans men fit into Pakistan's discussion of trans rights for khawaja siras.

September 14, 2016|

Khawaja Siras: Just Living Life

The typical image that comes to mind when thinking about Pakistan's trans culture may be of a person on the street—dressed up, makeup done. But what about all the times when they are not begging?

May 28, 2015|

Pakistan: The Road to Bannu

A Pakistani military offensive uprooted 900,000 tribesmen from areas under Taliban-control, giving health workers in Bannu a rare opportunity to vaccinate people beyond their reach.

November 01, 2016

Navigating the Death Penalty in Pakistan

Shakeeb Asrar, Urooj Kamran Azmi

To counter terrorism, the Pakistani government has started executing all those convicted of terrorism. But they have overlooked whether those convicted received a fair trial or not.

September 14, 2016

More Than Makeup: Transgender Transparency in Pakistan

Ikra Javed

A third gender lives in Pakistan, earning livelihoods through begging, sex work and dancing. But a closer look uncovers the diverse identities and daily realities comprising this trans community.

February 25, 2015

Polio's Last Stand

Tim McGirk, Jason Motlagh

After dozens of vaccination workers were killed in Afghanistan, polio once again began to spread into the borderlands. The same strain is now re-surfacing in Syria.

June 18, 2014

The Karachi Circular Railroad

Ivan Sigal

An investigation of Karachi's urban development, tracing a defunct public transport route to explore stories about the city’s growth, its urban present, its rural past and its possible futures.

March 24, 2014

The Gangs of Karachi

Matthieu Aikins

Karachi is the world’s most violent city, with about 2,000 murders in 2013 as a result of its virulent gang politics. The city’s gangsters are openly linked to Pakistan’s national parties.

December 30, 2012

Education: Pakistan's Other Emergency

Beenish Ahmed

Pakistan is home to more out-of-school children than almost any country in the world. And there's more than just the Taliban keeping the country’s young people from an education.

July 11, 2012

Pakistan and India: The Real Nuclear Challenge

Tom Hundley

A full-throttle nuclear arms race is underway in a region where terrorism, ethnic violence, and border disputes are endemic. But the flashpoint isn't Iran. It's Pakistan and India.

August 25, 2011

Outlawed in Pakistan

Habiba Nosheen, Hilke Schellmann

“Outlawed in Pakistan” tells the story of Kainat Soomro as she takes her rape case to Pakistan’s deeply flawed court system in hopes of finding justice.

May 18, 2011

Taliban Militancy: Is the Game Over in Swat?

Shaheen Buneri

The Taliban has fallen in northwestern Pakistan's Swat Valley, but for the three million displaced in the conflict between security forces and Taliban militants, stability remains far away.

October 07, 2016|

Facing Risk

This film explores the risks sometimes associated with reporting and the conversations reporters wish they had started back home. David Rohde, Michael Scott Moore and Diane Foley are featured.

March 08, 2013|

This Week in Review: Untouchable

Today is International Women’s Day and the plight of women and children in crisis is a recurring theme in much of the reporting that the Pulitzer Center supports.

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