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

Pakistan and India break ground on visa-free Kartarpur corridor

Amid tense bilateral ties, South Asian neighbours agree to provide a visa-free corridor for Sikh pilgrims.

Pakistan and India break ground on visa-free Kartarpur corridor

Asia

Pakistan: Deadly blast hits market in Orakzai district

At least 26 killed and 55 wounded in blast that hit a busy market in a remote town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Pakistan: Deadly blast hits market in Orakzai district

Pakistan

Gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi

Two police officers and three attackers confirmed dead in attack claimed by separatist group Baloch Liberation Army.

Gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi

Human Rights

Aasia Bibi's lawyer seeks refuge in Netherlands

Saif-ul-Malook fled to the Netherlands following threats to his life after Christian woman he represented was acquitted.

Aasia Bibi's lawyer seeks refuge in Netherlands

Pakistan

Pakistan: Blasphemy protests called off after government deal

Tehreek-e-Labbaik and Islamabad broker agreement after demonstrations against acquittal of woman accused of blasphemy.

Pakistan: Blasphemy protests called off after government deal

Pakistan

Protests continue for third day after Aasia Bibi's acquittal

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan leads protests across the country against the acquittal of woman accused of blasphemy.

Protests continue for third day after Aasia Bibi's acquittal

Pakistan

Pakistan: Thousands protest blasphemy acquittal, ignore PM's call

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan-led protests take place across the country, a day after Supreme Court clears Aasia Bibi.

Pakistan: Thousands protest blasphemy acquittal, ignore PM's call

Asia

Pakistan PM calls for calm after Aasia Bibi cleared of blasphemy

Imran Khan says far-right protesters must disperse after Christian woman acquitted following years on death row.

Pakistan PM calls for calm after Aasia Bibi cleared of blasphemy

Pakistan

Pakistan clears Christian woman in landmark blasphemy case

Court frees Aasia Bibi - on death row for nine years - in a case that has become emblematic of fair trial concerns.

Pakistan clears Christian woman in landmark blasphemy case

Asia

Several killed as bus crashes into ravine in northern Pakistan

At least 17 people were killed after the bus with 25 on board plunged into a deep ravine in Kohistan district.

Several killed as bus crashes into ravine in northern Pakistan

Pakistan

Baloch fighters kill two in attack on Pakistani security convoy

Balochistan Liberation Army claims coordinated attack on a senior officer's convoy in southwestern province.

Baloch fighters kill two in attack on Pakistani security convoy

Pakistan

Pakistan executes Kasur child rapist and murderer

Execution of Zainab Ansari's assailant takes number of state-sanctioned killings to nearly 500 since late 2014.

Pakistan executes Kasur child rapist and murderer