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.


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.


Roadside bomb kills bus passengers in Kurram district

Security forces are searching an area where an explosion targeting a passenger bus left 14 dead and 10 wounded.


Pakistan court: Insufficient evidence to remove Sharif

Supreme Court rules not enough evidence to order prime minister’s removal over alleged corruption, orders investigation.


Pakistan PM awaits 'Panama Papers' verdict

Security tight around the capital Islamabad as decision on corruption allegations to be announced by judges.


Pakistani Taliban leader Ehsanullah Ehsan 'surrenders'

Pakistan's military spokesman confirms prominent leader of Jamaat-ur-Ahrar Taliban faction has turned himself in.


12 killed during military raid in central Pakistan

Clashes between Pakistani military and Taliban fighters in Dera Ghazi Khan leave three soldiers and nine Taliban dead.


Pakistani student killed over alleged blasphemy

Mob attacks three students in university canteen over blasphemy allegation, killing one and wounding two others.

Human Rights

Welcome to 'the world's largest death row'

Despite allegations of rights abuses, Pakistan continues to be one of the five most prolific executioners in the world.


Deadly bomb blast targets census team in Lahore

Police investigate attack on census workers and soldiers guarding them in nation's second biggest city, Lahore.


Arrests after 20 people killed at Sargodha shrine

Three people, including custodian, arrested after bloodbath at shrine outside city of Sargodha in Punjab province.


Pakistan starts building fence along Afghanistan border

Fencing starts along Pakistan's disputed border with Afghanistan in bid to stop fighters' movement.


Pakistan to renew military courts for 'terror' suspects

Lower house of parliament votes in favour of trying civilian 'terrorism' suspects in military courts for two more years.