The Pakistani city’s railway is a hit with passengers, but critics say worker deaths and huge debt are too high a price to pay.
For millions of people who live in poor and troubled regions of the world, the novel coronavirus is only the latest epidemic.
Ahmadis are constitutionally prohibited from “posing as Muslims,” which leaves the community vulnerable to state-sanctioned and societal persecution in Pakistan.
Twenty years ago, India let Masood Azhar go. Now he and his jihadist group may be one of the greatest obstacles to resolving the crisis in Kashmir.
How Pakistan's Swat Valley went from basket case to on the mend.
Monika Bulaj documents endangered rituals around the world.
Umar Farooq on the backstory to the war on terror: In Pakistan's tribal areas, locals are working to gain basic rights, while being caught between U.S. drones, the Taliban, and Pakistan's military.
Photos from Sara Hylton document displacement among Afghan children living at the I-12 settlement in Pakistan.
This report illustrates the incredible reforestation work undertaken in Pakistan in recent years by current Prime Minister Imran Khan to counter the effects of climate change.
From registering women voters to negotiating rights, women in Pakistan are redefining roles despite resistance from the state, religious institutions, and other women.
Ahmadi Muslims are prohibited from "posing as Muslims" under Pakistan's constitution. Stranded in-between both societal and state-sanctioned persecution, Ahmadis are left without a home.
By investing billions of dollars in Pakistan and dozens of other countries, China is gaining cultural cachet worldwide.
A profile of Masood Azhar, the founder of the Jaish-e-Muhammed extremist group.
Ten years after Taliban rule, Malala's hometown is a success story.
What do Afghan and Pakistani women see as the roots of violent extremism, and how are some of them working together to build peace? Who are the women who are fighting to be more than mere victims?
When Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province announced its intention to plant a billion trees, many were skeptical, but it became the first amongst 45 targets set for the BONN Challenge to achieve its goal.
Will China's investment in Pakistan deliver the broad-based growth, prosperity, and jobs it promises? How will it reshape local politics, infrastructure, and the environment?
For simply practicing their faith, Ahmadi Muslims are persecuted in Pakistan, but they find strength in numbers in Rabwah, a remote Ahmadi-majority village where victims often relocate.
The nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan is about to move into dangerous waters.
Where does the transgender—or Khawaja Sara—community stand socially, politically and religiously in Pakistan? Why are they viewed both as bearers of good fortune and as outcasts?
Even as they grapple with US drones, the Pakistani military, and al-Qaeda and Taliban jihadis, the seven million residents of FATA are struggling to bring the rule of law to their land.
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.
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.
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.
How did the Pakistani cleric, Masood Azhar, become one of the ISIS's most valued assets in its campaign to organize terrorist strikes against India?
From sheltering the vulnerable to registering women to vote, women across Pakistan are pushing up again patriarchal customs and fighting for their rights despite the immense dangers they face.
Collective punishment is often reported on, but Pakistan's tribal areas are one of the few places where it is written into the law itself. What is life like for people on the ground?
Producer Kit R. Roane discusses the curious history and continuing legacy of the "Nuclear Winter," a Cold War theory that still resonates today.
Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, is home to a virulent breed of gangster politics.
Veteran journalist Tim McGirk explains how an ill-considered CIA plan to catch Osama bin Laden in Pakistan led to a polio outbreak that spread beyond borders.
Journalist Beenish Ahmed discusses what drove her to report on education in Pakistan and why it's such a vexed and critical question for the future of the country.
Journalist Tariq Mir reports from Kashmir on the rise of a Saudi-backed Salafi movement and its growing conflict with the region's traditional Sufism.
Pulitzer Center grantee Hilke Schellmann shares the lessons she learned while reporting on a long-term project in Pakistan—one of the most dangerous place for journalists.
Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellman reporting on so-called honor killings in Pakistan where women are seen as property of men.
This year's fellows will examine mental health as it interacts with class, gender, and culture in Pakistan, as well as the hidden emotional and psychological costs of protests in Hong Kong.
Several Student Fellows are awarded the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists regional Mark of Excellence Awards.
This week: celebrating World Press Freedom Day, explaining how melting Arctic ice causes extreme weather, and reflecting on the new memorial to lynching victims in Alabama.
This week: Why Pakistan and India are equipping their submarines with nuclear-tipped missiles, what life is like for ethnic minority Vietnamese living in Cambodia, and how armed groups have filled a power vacuum in the Central African Republic.
The Pulitzer Center, along with The New York Times and ACOS (A Culture of Safety Alliance), is providing hostile-environment training for up to 31 freelance journalists.
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.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Four university students initiated the Orenda Project to bring education to Afghan Basti in the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, a remote slum inhabited mostly by Afghani refugees.
The use of Pakistani health workers in the hunt for Osama bin Laden may have set back the battle against polio—and contributed to a resurgence of the disease in Iraq and Syria.
Pulitzer Center-supported film tells story of rape and a struggle for justice in Pakistan.
Pulitzer Center documentary and multimedia projects nominated in three categories at the 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.
Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann win an Overseas Press Club award for their story of rape and a struggle for justice in Pakistan.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
In celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we've compiled our top five lesson plans on the importance of a free media, and how journalists and citizens stand up for it around the world.
This lesson, designed for journalists and journalism students, uses the film "Facing Risk" to guide a conversation about the impact of reporting dangerous stories on journalists and their families.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This lesson provides resources for teachers in Winston-Salem, NC as they create lesson plans connected to the "Dispatches" exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.