Already deep into yet another of its recurring political crises, Pakistan was rocked today by the "most high-profile assassination of a political figure [there] since the slaying of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in December of 2007."The victim: Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer.
In trying to make some sense out of the news from Pakistan about the crisis in the government's ruling coalition, here are a couple important lines:-- "The shift in the political landscape is not expected to lead to a collapse of the fragile government."
For most people, a truck is a mode of transport. For Pakistanis, it's a canvas. In Karachi, Jessica Partnow from the World Vision Report has the story. This story originally aired on the World Vision Report. We got it from the Public Radio Exchange.
More than six million people in Pakistan now face the start of winter without adequate shelter because their homes were destroyed in August's devastating floods.Many Pakistanis are increasingly angry and accuse the government of failing to help them.
In Pakistan, skin disease has developed into one of the top three medical conditions experienced by those affected by August's massive floods.Dr. Aisha Sethi is a professor of dermatology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Ifti Nasim left Pakistan more than 30 years ago because he wanted to live life as an openly gay man. He came to Chicago and joined the gay movement here. Nasim’s now the host of a local South Asian radio show.