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.


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.

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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.


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.