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.


Blast leaves dozens dead in Pakistan's Lahore

At least 25 killed and scores wounded in a suicide attack claimed by the Taliban targeting police in the eastern city.


Pakistan accuses India of deadly cross-border attack

India says it is not aware of the incident which reportedly killed four Pakistani soldiers in disputed Kashmir.


Pakistan court resumes Sharif 'corruption' hearings

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family accused of illegally profiting from his position as PM during the 1990s.


Pakistan blast victims end sit-in as demands met

Army chief meets protesters in Parachinar, wracked by last week's twin blasts, accedes to demands for security revamp.


Pakistan: Zafar Achakzai charged for anti-army post

Reporter Zafar Achakzai is accused of posting illegal material on Facebook, his father and rights groups say.


Police office attacked in deadly Quetta suicide blast

Suicide attack near provincial police chief's office kills at least 12 people and wounds 14 others.

Saudi Arabia

PM Nawaz Sharif in Saudi Arabia for Gulf crisis talks

Prime minister to meet with Saudi king in Jeddah days after Islamabad called for dialogue to end the diplomatic crisis.


Pakistan's ties with the Gulf countries

Pakistan has a long history with the Arab Gulf countries in trade, labour and diplomatic support.


On Qatar, Pakistan walks a diplomatic tightrope

Parliament expresses 'deep concern' over Gulf diplomatic rift, but government stops short of taking a side.


Bomb attack kills at least 25 in Pakistan's Balochistan

At least 25 killed as ISIL-claimed blast hits convoy of Senate deputy chairman Abdul Ghafoor Haideri south of Quetta.


Four 'Taliban members' executed after military trials

Four men hanged after being accused of belonging to Pakistan Taliban and found guilty by military courts.


Pakistan army 'rejects' PM's actions on security leak

PM Sharif fired an adviser and ordered 'action' against a senior bureaucrat after controversial news story leak.