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.

Pakistan

No love in Pakistan for Valentine's Day broadcasts

Complying with court order, media regulator announces ban on any television or radio programming related to celebration.

No love in Pakistan for Valentine's Day broadcasts

Pakistan

Man sentenced to death over Mashal Khan lynching

Thirty others imprisoned for the murder of young student wrongfully accused of committing blasphemy last year.

Man sentenced to death over Mashal Khan lynching

Pakistan

Pakistan's youth seek justice for Naqeebullah Mehsud

Group of young activists in Pakistan's north fight for tribal rights and pursue case of police killing.

Pakistan's youth seek justice for Naqeebullah  Mehsud

Pakistan

Landmines killing people in Pakistan's South Waziristan

Displaced for years, South Waziristan locals say areas military deemed 'safe' are still littered with mines and IEDs.

Landmines killing people in Pakistan's South Waziristan

Afghanistan

Deadline looms for Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Government due to make announcement on whether to extend registration cards for more than a million refugees.

Deadline looms for Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan

Police killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud angers Pakistanis

Family members of 27-year-old accused of 'terrorism' say he was innocent, anger seethes on social media.

Police killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud angers Pakistanis

Pakistan

Anti-government protests in Lahore unify opposition

Thousands of protesters held anti-government rally in Lahore in rare show of unity by Pakistan's political opposition.

Anti-government protests in Lahore unify opposition

Pakistan

Pakistan releases pro-Taliban leader Sufi Muhammad

Facing sedition charge, the 93-year-old, known as father of Taliban in Swat, released on bail as trial continues.

Pakistan releases pro-Taliban leader Sufi Muhammad

Pakistan

Pakistan-US ties tested but not killed by huge aid cut

Senior Pakistani military officials have confirmed that they continue to maintain ties to their US counterparts.

Pakistan-US ties tested but not killed by huge aid cut

Pakistan

Journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes abduction attempt

Police to investigate after reporter suffers injuries as armed men pulled him out of his car in Islamabad.

Journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes abduction attempt

Pakistan

PA recalls envoy from Pakistan over Jerusalem rally row

Ambassador attended a rally hosted by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who is accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

PA recalls envoy from Pakistan over Jerusalem rally row

Pakistan

Pakistan warns US against unilateral military action

In response to US criticism, Pakistani military maintains it has 'done enough' to combat armed groups.

Pakistan warns US against unilateral military action