A Pakistani human rights activist who spoke out against the army has fled the country after months in hiding. Gulalai Ismail is now in the US.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Pakistan. Pakistan is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, the government is elected but the military "continues to exercise de facto control over government policy". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
China’s expansionism is detrimental to the democratic West in many respects. Europe and the U.S. need to wake up to the challenge, says a leading analyst.
Ayubi made the mistake of sticking his tongue out during act of theft. Attention led to arrest, but two days after he was dead in pakistani police custody.
Sindh province in Pakistan is taking an important step toward ending abuse and discrimination against women agricultural workers.
Gulalai Ismail is among Pakistan’s best-known women’s rights crusaders. The military has disappeared her for two months, showing Pakistan democracy perils.
The Supreme Court today said it would consider the plea seeking urgent hearing of a PIL challenging the Constitutional validity of Article 370.
Pakistan’s political parties have urged the government to exercise restraint in handling the grass-roots Pashtun Protection Movement.
Narrow alleys of poor neighborhood in Pakistani city of Karachi known for drugs, children are learning about peace and tolerance from string puppets.
Ethnic Pashtuns in Pakistan have been protesting the death of activist Arman Luni on February 2 as the latest outrage against this beleaguered community.
Global rights alliance Civicus condemns the prison detention of protesters of the ethnic PTM in Pakistan and killing of one of their leaders.