Eight Men Jailed in Malala Yousafzai Attack 'Secretly Acquitted'

In April, ten men were sentenced to life in prison by a Pakistani court for the assassination attempt on Malala Yosafzai, the schoolgirl and education activist shot in 2012. “Life,” we now learn, apparently means “a couple months.” The BBC now reports that eight of the men were secretly acquitted. Immediately after… »6/05/15 9:30am6/05/15 9:30am


Ten Men Sentenced to Life in Prison for Shooting of Malala Yousafzai

A Pakistani court has sentenced ten men to life in prison for the attempted assassination in 2012 of Malala Yousafzai. All ten men are affiliated with the Pakistani arm of the Taliban. Yousafzai was shot three times as she rode a bus home from school, part of the Taliban’s campaign to frighten and intimidate girls… »4/30/15 9:40am4/30/15 9:40am

Pakistan’s Largest City Appoints First Female Police Station Head

With an estimated population of 23.5 million people, Karachi is Pakistan's most populated city and the third largest city in the world (by population within city limits), trailing Shanghai and Beijing. It boasts a very intimidating level of crime as the most dangerous mega-city with a murder rate of 12.3 per 100,00… »6/15/14 1:05pm6/15/14 1:05pm

Husband Of Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death Murdered His First Wife

Last week, the horrible story broke of Farzana Parveen, the 25-year-old Pakistani woman who was stoned to death by relatives outside of a courthouse in broad daylight for marrying for love rather than agreeing to an arranged marriage with her cousin. If you thought this story couldn't get any worse, you were wrong. »6/02/14 11:00am6/02/14 11:00am

Newsweek Cover About Female Suicide Bombers Features Tampon Dynamite

Newsweek Pakistan's latest cover story is on the rise in female suicide bombers. And, so, naturally, this week's cover features the words LADY PARTS emblazoned over the image of tampons with lit fuses where the removal string would normally be. That's some TIME-level trolling, Newsweek. Kudos, I guess. »9/25/13 4:40pm9/25/13 4:40pm

Taliban Letter to Malala Reads Like It Was Written By Cartoon Bad Guys

Despite Malala Yousafzai's awe-inspiring speech at the United Nations on July 12, officially dubbed "Malala Day," the Taliban's retaliation to the overwhelming support Malala has received from around the world has been deadly. A month before Malala Day, militants attacked a bus carrying female students, 12 of whom… »7/18/13 5:30pm7/18/13 5:30pm

Pakistan's Female Voters Struggle To Make It To The Polls Today

Today is Pakistan's Parliament voting day, and many of the 37 million registered female voters are defying militant groups' death threats and social ostracism to get their say on paper. Recent research as the voting day neared found that 564 out of the 64,000 polling districts hadn't seen a single female vote in the… »5/11/13 4:00pm5/11/13 4:00pm