Pakistan disappointed in $33 million aid tied down to Dr Shakil Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Monday criticised the US over legislation linking $33 million in aid with the release of a doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, saying it was “disappointed” by the move.

Shakeel Afridi is awaiting retrial on a treason conviction under the country┬┤s tribal justice system for alleged ties to militants.Angry . . . → Read More: Pakistan disappointed in $33 million aid tied down to Dr Shakil Afridi

The Unstoppable Pakistan Army

The whirr of the sewing machine comes to a halt as Mohammad Ali looks up.

The clean, square-shaped face looks younger than the 28 years he quotes as his age.

He was injured in Kurram in April 2012. After six months at a military hospital in Kohat, he was sent to the Armed Forces Institute . . . → Read More: The Unstoppable Pakistan Army

Journalists as impartial observers?

Despite being based in an urban centre like Karachi, I have covered numerous dangerous events which includes blasts, police encounters, and violent street protests to name a few. But then, journalism is a profession where journalists often confront situations of extreme danger. . . . → Read More: Journalists as impartial observers?

For the love of her school

Gul-e-Khandana, a brave primary school headmistress in Matta tehsil of Swat district

“I told attackers to burn me first”: Headmistress of Primary School for Girls in Sijban, Matta, Swat Valley

While fear and terror in the valley of Swat pushed everyone into acquiescence, Gul-e-Khandana not only resisted the militants but also saved . . . → Read More: For the love of her school