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

Executed, then acquitted: Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan

Pakistan has executed 496 since 2014. Rights groups say serious fair trial concerns risk innocent people being killed.

Executed, then acquitted: Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan: Ex PMs, journalist appear in court on treason charges

Hearings in a treason case against Almeida and two former prime ministers Sharif and Abbasi under way in Lahore.

Pakistan: Ex PMs, journalist appear in court on treason charges

Asia

Pakistan court summons former PM and orders arrest of journalist

Arrest warrant is issued for journalist in relation to interview with Nawaz Sharif who is to face court on October 8.

Pakistan court summons former PM and orders arrest of journalist

Pakistan

Pakistan court releases ex-PM Nawaz Sharif and daughter

Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, and son-in-law freed by High Court after anti-corruption court convictions in July.

Pakistan court releases ex-PM Nawaz Sharif and daughter

Pakistan

In Pakistan, government attempts to crowdfund $12bn for dams

Government launches donation drive analysts say is unlikely to succeed, raising questions of how funds will be used.

In Pakistan, government attempts to crowdfund $12bn for dams

Pakistan

Imran Khan pledges citizenship to Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees

PM Khan said government will issue passports and ID cards to those born on Pakistani soil.

Imran Khan pledges citizenship to Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees

Pakistan

Bowing to far-right pressure, Pakistan removes Ahmadi adviser

Government says decision to relieve leading academic from economic advisory council was made to 'maintain unity'.

Bowing to far-right pressure, Pakistan removes Ahmadi adviser

United States

US-Pakistan talks prompt vow to reset ties after prolonged spat

US said the talks covered cooperation over war in Afghanistan and Pakistan's role in regional stability.

US-Pakistan talks prompt vow to reset ties after prolonged spat

United States

Choppy waters ahead as US seeks to ramp up Pakistan pressure

Relations between the strategic allies are tense after the US announced the cancellation of $300m in aid to Pakistan.

Choppy waters ahead as US seeks to ramp up Pakistan pressure

Pakistan

Pakistan: US aid cut was money owed, not assistance

Pakistan FM says $300m cancelled by the US was money which Pakistan spent through its own resources.

Pakistan: US aid cut was money owed, not assistance

Afghanistan

Pakistan closes consulate in Jalalabad over 'interference'

Alleged interference by the provincial governor and lack of security cited by Pakistan for consulate's closure.

Pakistan closes consulate in Jalalabad over 'interference'

Pakistan

Pakistan marchers threaten Islamabad blockade over Dutch cartoons

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan protesters vow to blockade the city unless Dutch ties are cut over cartoon competition.

Pakistan marchers threaten Islamabad blockade over Dutch cartoons