Extremist religious groups are once again strengthening their positions on the the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, threatening the security of local residents.
Kidnapped and raped by four men, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl fights an uphill battle against Pakistan’s trial procedures and the stigma of not submitting to an honor killing.
Female singers and dancers living in Pakistan's Swat Valley can no longer make a decent living as the Taliban considers performers to be sinners and often attack those who pursue careers in the arts.
Residents of Pakistan's Swat Valley expected the military to play a key role in reconstruction efforts after the 2010 flooding, but many still live in extreme poverty with no means of transportation.
After last year's devastating floods and a violent Taliban insurgency, the people of Pakistan's Swat Valley are struggling to rebuild the lives.
Pakistani women who marry against their family's will often face death threats. Some find refuge in local shelters.
Mingora is not only the administrative capital of Swat Valley; it is also the main center of social, cultural and economic activities in the Malakand region.
The Taliban militants who occupied Pakistan's Pashtun regions banned all forms of music, forcing many female singers and dancers to perform in secret.
The CIA launched a fake vaccination campaign while trying to track Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. The scheme could hurt that country’s efforts to eradicate polio.
Pakistan's political landscape leaves no room for democracy, as voices of dissent are often silenced violently. 51 journalists and two media workers have been killed in Pakistan since 1992.
The worn-out burqa covering her from head to toe fails to conceal Rekhmina's sense of loss and uncertainty.
The mother of four has come to the Khpal Kor Foundation, an orphanage located in Swat District's largest city, Mingora, in the belief that it offers the best chance of keeping her children off the streets.
To gain admission for her three daughters and one son, however, she must answer the very question she has spent months trying to answer herself: "Where is your husband?"
In Peshawar, the Pashtun people hold on to their cultural heritage while living in constant fear of Taliban Militancy.