Kamal Hyder

"Kamal Hyder, an Al Jazeera correspondent in Pakistan, reports from across the country, regularly filing exclusive material from the troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which has been the site of cross-border raids by US forces based in Afghanistan, and the scene of fighting between tribal factions and Pakistan security forces. Kamal has also covered breaking news events in the country - from the first assassination attempt on Benazir Bhutto in Karachi and her later killing in Rawalpindi, to the ensuing political fall-out that led to Pervez Musharraf's resignation and the election of Bhutto's widower as president."


Pakistan's fishermen oppose Gwadar relocation

Pakistan's government is working with a Chinese company to expand its seaport at Gwadar in Balochistan province.


Poets and intellectuals in Lahore for Benazir Literary Festival

The inaugural edition of the Benazir Literary Festival is being held in the Pakistani city of Lahore. While the event celebrates freedom of speech, a crackdown on bloggers and dissenting voices has cast a shadow over this year's edition.


Pakistan fence to seal off Afghan border

Pakistan is building a fence along a disputed part of its border with Afghanistan to prevent armed fighters from entering the country.


Pakistan resumes repatriation of Afghan refugees

A government crackdown following a wave of security incidents and border fighting has led many Afghans to feel they are no longer safe in Pakistan.


Pakistani pupils return to school in Swat amid atmosphere of fear

A Human Rights Watch report has found that attacks by the Taliban and other armed groups are having a devastating impact on education in Pakistan.


Pakistan: Swat Valley residents wait decades for justice

A shortage of qualified judges in Pakistan's Swat Valley is leaving some people waiting decades for justice. The government has passed new laws to speed up the process, but some still face lengthy delays. Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder reports from Swat.


Pakistan to include transgender people in new census

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world with around 200 million people. For the first time in 20 years, a new census will include transgender people to give a more accurate picture of its population.

War & Conflict

Music returns to Pakistan's Peshawar

In bid to revive cultural heritage, officials announce support fund for local talent persecuted by Taliban.


Overdose of counterfeit drugs in Pakistan

With an overstretched medical care system, the country is also battling against fake drugs, doctors and dentists.


Pakistan's role in Afghan-Taliban talks

Pakistan releases seven Taliban figures to facilitate peace talks a month after Afghan President visited Islamabad.


Balochistan's uphill struggle

Will Pakistan's weak government be able to provide a helping hand to the people of the earthquake-hit remote province?


A change of guard in Pakistan's army

Kayani has proven his critics wrong by setting an example of calling it a day and passing the mantle to next soldier.