Faras Ghani

Faras Ghani is a deputy online editor at Al Jazeera English. He is also author of the book 'Champions, again'.


Can cricket cool India-Pakistan political hostility?

After a barren spell, Pakistan and India played cricket twice in 14 days. But is renewal of ties on the cards?


Cricket: Pakistan to meet India amid political unrest

Neighbours to meet on cricket field for the first time since March 2016 as relations remain frozen on government level.

Humanitarian crises

IDPs need as much attention as refugees, says IDMC

A monitoring group says more than 40 million IDPs are waiting for the world to take notice of their plight.

Humanitarian crises

Tharparkar residents feel ignored after Zardari snub

Politicians and officials accused of glossing over worsening poverty and child mortality rates in Sindh's Tharparkar.


Can the Bhuttos hold on to their heartland of Larkana?

Locals lament the lack of development in a stronghold of the PPP party of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.


FIFA postpones decision on Israeli settlement clubs

Palestinian football body wanted FIFA to decide fate of Israeli clubs in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Humanitarian crises

Veeru Kohli: A bonded labourer who took on the Bhuttos

Veeru Kohli now works to eradicate this form of slavery in Pakistan, home to about two million bonded labourers.

Arts & Culture

Pakistan: Can a three-day conference really save Mohenjodaro?

Researchers, archaeologists and journalists were present in numbers at this ancient site in Pakistan. But are talks and discussions what the 4,000-year-old site really needs?

Arts & Culture

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away

Falling tourist numbers, lack of facilities and neglect mean the archaeological site in Pakistan is taking a hit.


Q&A: Iranian chess player Sara Khadem

Sara Khadem, who won her first major title aged 12, talks of a sport gaining popularity among young people in Iran.


Cricket beyond boundaries

Away from the glamour and glitz, cricket is played by those less abled and less privileged than their idols.

Humanitarian crises

Tharparkar: The history and culture amid catastrophe

Away from the misery, the region boasts a rich cultural and religious heritage.