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.

Islam

Pakistani court orders anti-blasphemy sit-in be cleared

Protesters calling for strict adherence to blasphemy laws have been blocking major highway into capital for 10 day

Pakistani court orders anti-blasphemy sit-in be cleared

Islam

Anti-blasphemy protesters block entrance to Islamabad

Conservative leader's followers block Islamabad highway for sixth day, demanding strict adherence to blasphemy laws.

Anti-blasphemy protesters block entrance to Islamabad

Pakistan

Senior police official killed in targeted Quetta attack

Senior officer Hamid Shakil and his driver were killed in latest attack to hit restive province of Balochistan.

Senior police official killed in targeted Quetta attack

Balochistan

Roadside blast kills elite police in Pakistan's Quetta

Bomb targets police vehicle killing at least seven people and wounding 22 others in the capital of Balochistan province.

Roadside blast kills elite police in Pakistan's Quetta

Asia

Missing Turkish teacher 'deported from Pakistan'

Vice-principal at school accused of links to cleric Gulen deported to Turkey weeks after abduction, says family.

Missing Turkish teacher 'deported from Pakistan'

Death penalty

Pakistan's angel of death

Sabir Masih has executed hundreds of men, continuing a family profession that dates back generations.

Pakistan's angel of death

Human Rights

Hazara Shia Muslims attacked in Pakistan's Quetta

At least five killed, including three members of Shia community, in drive-by shooting in Balochistan province.

Hazara Shia Muslims attacked in Pakistan's Quetta

Asia

Deadly blast hits shrine in Pakistan's Balochistan

Officials expect the death toll to rise following the explosion in Jhal Magsi district in central Balochistan.

Deadly blast hits shrine in Pakistan's Balochistan

Asia

Pakistan denies allegations of supporting armed groups

In response to US general's comments, the Pakistani army rejects notion it backs groups such as the Afghan Taliban.

Pakistan denies allegations of supporting armed groups

Asia

Anti-Taliban leader in Swat Valley escapes deadly blast

Improvised explosive device planted on a road in Malam Jabba in Swat Valley kills one and wounds two others.

Anti-Taliban leader in Swat Valley escapes deadly blast