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.
Neelum lost her world when her husband was killed in a suicide bombing outside his shop in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. She doesn't know who to ask about her suffering -- the Taliban or the military.
"The area has been cleared of terrorists" is a common refrain in Pakistani media, but in the Swat Valley, trauma from the conflict between Pakistani security forces and Taliban militants remains.
World leaders are counting on volunteers to help attain the Millennium Development Goals. But why then is the volunteer contribution so grossly under-counted?
Five months after floodwaters washed away homes and villages in Pakistan, some parts of the country are still underwater.
Half million Pakistanis displaced by last summer's floods may be among the first wave of climate refugees.