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

Pakistani activist Raza Khan reported missing

Raza Khan, who worked on initiatives to promote peace between India and Pakistan, went missing on Saturday, family says.

Pakistani activist Raza Khan reported missing

Pakistan

US-Pakistan stalemate persists after Mattis visit

US defence secretary visits Pakistani capital, echoing frequent US calls for country to do more to help in Afghan war.

US-Pakistan stalemate persists after Mattis visit

Yemen

Timeline: War, famine and failed talks in Yemen

A look at how the conflict in Yemen has unfolded since September 2014, when the Houthis launched their rebellion.

Timeline: War, famine and failed talks in Yemen

Asia

Pakistan minister resigns, ending Islamabad standoff

Federal law minister steps down, acceding to key demand by hardline religious groups who blocked Islamabad highway.

Pakistan minister resigns, ending Islamabad standoff

Pakistan

Pakistan anti-blasphemy row continues after crackdown

Hundreds of anti-blasphemy protesters continue to block Islamabad highway after police action kills five people.

Pakistan anti-blasphemy row continues after crackdown

Pakistan

Pakistan calls in army to end anti-blasphemy protests

Government orders troop deployment after clashes between anti-blasphemy protesters and police leave over 170 injured.

Pakistan calls in army to end anti-blasphemy protests

Pakistan

Suicide bomber hits southwest Pakistan

At least four killed and several wounded in a suicide attack in Quetta on a paramilitary convoy.

Suicide bomber hits southwest Pakistan

Pakistan

US expresses 'deep concern' over Hafiz Saeed release

Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest in Lahore follows government's failure to get a court to extend his detention.

US expresses 'deep concern' over Hafiz Saeed release

Pakistan

Social media crackdown stifles dissent in Pakistan

Activists say they have been abducted, tortured and interrogated over social media posts deemed critical of military.

Social media crackdown stifles dissent in Pakistan

Asia

Suicide attack kills senior police official in Peshawar

Senior police official and guard killed after their vehicle is hit by suicide attacker in northwestern Pakistani city.

Suicide attack kills senior police official in Peshawar

Pakistan

Pakistan releases Hafiz Saeed from house arrest

Lashkar-e-Tayyaba founder Hafiz Saeed, blamed for deadly 2008 attacks in India, released from house arrest in Pakistan.

Pakistan releases Hafiz Saeed from house arrest

Islam

Pakistani court orders anti-blasphemy sit-in be cleared

Protesters calling for strict adherence to blasphemy laws have been blocking major highway into capital for 10 day

Pakistani court orders anti-blasphemy sit-in be cleared