Asad Hashim

Asad Hashim

Asad Hashim is an online correspondent with Al Jazeera English based in Islamabad. He has covered stories in South Asia and the Middle East, and reports on extremism, security, politics and human rights, primarily focusing on Pakistan.

Asia

Pakistan ruling party wins key by-election in Lahore

Former Pakistani prime minister's wife Kulsoom secures vacated seat in poll seen as political barometer.

Pakistan ruling party wins key by-election in Lahore

Asia

Pakistan's Sharif faces key by-poll after dismissal

Former Pakistani prime minister's wife Kulsoom running for office of vacated seat in poll seen as political barometer.

Pakistan's Sharif faces key by-poll after dismissal

Poverty & Development

Pakistan: A slice of China in Islamabad

Restaurants, guesthouses and supermarkets are opening to cater for the influx of Chinese fuelled by the CPEC.

Pakistan: A slice of China in Islamabad

Asia

Pakistan parliament condemns Trump's Afghan policy

Non-binding resolution calls on government to consider cutting off NATO supply lines through South Asian country.

Pakistan parliament condemns Trump's Afghan policy

Asia

Pakistan in the crosshairs of Trump's Afghan strategy

Military, foreign office and government slam US accusation of harbouring armed groups, citing efforts to defeat fighters

Pakistan in the crosshairs of Trump's Afghan strategy

Politics

Disqualified Pakistani PM Sharif challenges dismissal

Former leader files petition to challenge verdict that saw him disqualified from public office for undeclared assets.

Disqualified Pakistani PM Sharif challenges dismissal

Asia

Former PM Nawaz Sharif starts defiant rally to hometown

Nawaz Sharif is embarking on tour from Islamabad to Lahore just weeks after he was disqualified as prime minister.

Former PM Nawaz Sharif starts defiant rally to hometown

Asia

Pakistani 'terrorist' charity launches political party

Milli Muslim League launched by Jamaat-ud-Dawa, whose chief is under US and UN 'terrorist' sanctions.

Pakistani 'terrorist' charity launches political party

India-Pakistan Partition

Memories of partition: One man's return to Pakistan

Seventy years on, a now 92-year-old man returns to the home he fled during the 'poison' of partition.

Memories of partition: One man's return to Pakistan

Asia

Pakistan’s democracy reels from Nawaz Sharif’s removal

What’s next for the country’s fragile democracy after the Supreme Court disqualified its prime minister?

Pakistan’s democracy reels from Nawaz Sharif’s removal

Asia

Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif names brother as successor

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to serve as interim PM until Shahbaz Sharif can take over after national assembly election.

Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif names brother as successor

Asia

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif

Supreme Court ruling follows months of hearings over Nawaz Sharif's alleged corruption revealed in 'Panama Papers' leak.

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif