The Taliban’s opponents in Pakistan-Afghanistan border region are fighting back using the arts that religious fundamentalists seek to destroy—poems adapted to traditional Pashto music.
After the Taliban was ousted by government security forces, residents of Pakistan's Swat Valley hope for peace and stability despite Taliban threats to return.
In Pakistan, hundreds of women die at the hands of their own family. A few who are lucky enough to escape these "honor killings" find refuge at secure shelters.
Irrigation and hydroelectric projects along with shrinking glaciers are reducing the flow of the Indus River--and increasing tensions between Pakistan and India.
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.