Cultural change comes to FATA.
They asked my mom, “Who is this?” She replied, “He is my son.” They said, “No, he’s not your son, he’s ours! He’s a Khadra [another term for Khawaja Sara or transgender person].”
Bindiya Rana, founder of Gender Interactive Alliance in Karachi, has had many breakthroughs in her life, but it’s her father who inspired her to achieve more than what society had destined.
As President Trump announces a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, Pakistan says it is being singled out for blame.
The Pakistani public perceives the reinstatement of the death penalty as a tool to curb terrorism and crime, but many are unaware that not everyone on death row receives a fair trial.
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.
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.
Pakistan’s khawaja siras challenge ideas of identity and the gender binary. Are they men or women, transgender or a third gender, if they are even really a gender identity at all?
Pakistan's trans women are back under the spotlight—only this time quite literally. Six khawaja siras take the stage, sharing their stories in comic, entertaining and musical ways.
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.
Get a reporter's-eye view of Pakistan with a new interactive map.
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?
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Four months after the epic Indus River floods, farmland in the southern Sindh province remains under water.
Epic floods recently inundated vast expanses of Pakistan in the worst natural disaster in its recent history. This project will chronicle the domestic and global effort to help Pakistan recover.
"The Economics of Security" explores the threat of extremist violence in South Asia, especially Pakistan, and its possible remedies.
In the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks and the Obama administration's announcement of troop increases in Afghanistan, Pakistan has emerged as a central front in the War on Terror. As new leaders in Washington and Islamabad struggle against a surge of Islamic militancy and growing political instability in the...
“Outlawed in Pakistan” explores the country’s flawed justice system through the lens of Kainat Soomro's case against four men accused of gang raping her.
Executive Director Jon Sawyer shares highlights from this week's reporting— trucking across Pakistan, fake drugs in India and more.
Senior editor Tom Hundley highlights the high caliber, award-winning journalism produced by our student reporting fellows.
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The Washington Post features "Outlawed in Pakistan," a Pulitzer Center-supported documentary that premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
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Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer highlights this week's reporting, from nuclear competition in South Asia to female suicide bombers in the North Caucasus.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Panama to Pakistan.
Pulitzer Center grantee Hilke Schellmann reflects on her experience in Pakistan, a difficult country for journalists.
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