Fans mourn the death of Ghazala Javed, a young woman who defied local traditions to become a popular Pashto singer. She is the latest in a line of artist victims in Pakistan's Swat Valley.
Rough estimates, backed up by scenes at clinics and orphanages, suggest there may be millions of "missing girls" due to families' preference for boys.
A preference for boys over girls and the resulting gender imbalance has remained largely hidden in Pakistan due to the lack of accurate population data.
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.