In an excellent essay for, Pakistani author Usman Malik has a fantastic look at his home country, and how speculative fiction can help it regain some hope for the future .
Pakistani fashion model Ayyan Ali (professionally, she goes by her first name only) was once dubbed Calvin Klein’s “Beauty of the Year,” but is now enduring a different kind of media attention since attempting to leave Islamabad with $500,000, well over the legal limit allowed passengers on flights.
The Council on Foreign Relations maintains a map of global outbreaks of diseases that are easily prevented by inexpensive vaccines. Today, on World Polio Day, the map includes updated data that dramatically illustrates how violence against health-care workers has led to a polio resurgence in Pakistan.
Meet Pakistan's first caped crusader, The Burka Avenger — a new superhero who's promoting girl power in that country. But the new animated character is dressed in a burka, and that's causing no small amount of controversy in Pakistan and abroad.
Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, didn't The Boys From Brazil really lack catchy disco numbers?" Well, you're in luck, you hypothetical (and presumably insane) alternate history enthusiast!
Doctors at Pakistan's National Institue of Child Health say that a six-legged infant born earlier this month is alive and recovering well, after surgeons removed the baby's extra limbs in an eight-hour surgery last Thursday.
My new favorite zombie movie is Hell's Ground, billed as the "first Pakistani splatter flick." Anyone who has watched Urdu vampire and ghoul movies knows that's not true, but let's just say that it's the first such flick that makes references to Blair Witch and Night of the Living Dead as much as it does to local…
The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has blocked the entire nation of Pakistan from looking at video-sharing site YouTube. Apparently the PTA is trying to prevent citizens from watching an anti-Islam viral video called Fitna made by right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders (pictured here, looking weirdly…