Shereena Qazi

Shereena is an online journalist with Al Jazeera English. She covers stories in Afghanistan and Pakistan and reports on war, conflict, militancy, politics and human rights.


UN cuts cash grant to Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan to resume, with cut in cash grant for returnees.


1,100 Afghan children a day 'to drop out of school'

Some 400,000 Afghan children might not attend classes this year, putting them at great risk, Save the Children says.


Investigation into ISIL claim of Kabul hospital attack

As Afghans grieve and funerals are under way, officials assess ISIL claim of hospital assault that killed more than 40.

Human Rights

Pakistan approves landmark reforms for tribal areas

Five-year plan merges restive tribal areas with key province, extending basic rights to citizens for first time ever.


Sufis bring message of unity to Sehwan Sharif

Pilgrims who lost loved ones in ISIL attack at Sehwan Sharif pledge to continue the shrine's centuries-old traditions.


Pakistan mourns victims of Lahore rally blast

Pakistanis call for greater security as they mourn 13 victims of suicide attack while flags fly at half-staff in Punjab.


UN lifts sanctions against Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Hezb-i-Islami leader removed from UN sanctions list following the signing of a peace deal with the Afghan government.


US air raids hit Afghan Taliban after tunnel attack

Taliban attack on an army post led to intense fighting with Afghan forces in Helmand, causing deaths on both sides.

War & Conflict

Afghanistan: Who controls what

More than a decade after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the armed group is still active across Afghanistan.


US forces admit killing 33 civilians in Taliban clash

US military in Afghanistan says investigation into November gunfight confirms civilian casualties, including children.


Pakistan gets new COAS: General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Qamar Javed Bajwa replaces Raheel Sharif as powerful chief of army staff amid domestic and external security challenges.


Pakistan's Sindh province outlaws forced conversions

Sindh becomes first province to pass law in response to criticism over protection of country's religious minorities.