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.

Media

In TV show 'Churails', Pakistani women take on society's demons

Churails has been lauded for breaking new ground, smashing stereotypes and putting women at the centre of its story.

In TV show 'Churails', Pakistani women take on society's demons

Pakistan

Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for 'blasphemous texts'

Asif Pervaiz, 37, who has been in custody since 2013, given death penalty for sending 'blasphemous' text messages.

Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for 'blasphemous texts'

Pakistan

Pakistan's sprawling Karachi 'broken' by monsoon floods

Record rains inundated Pakistan's largest city, paralysing city authorities as people were left to fend for themselves.

Pakistan's sprawling Karachi 'broken' by monsoon floods

Asia

'Overwhelmed': No end to flooding woes as rains lash Karachi

At least 13 killed and large parts of Pakistan's largest city submerged after record torrential rains in August.

'Overwhelmed': No end to flooding woes as rains lash Karachi

Pakistan

Pakistan-Saudi rift: What happened?

Pakistan's criticism of Saudi-led Muslim bloc OIC for its inaction on the Kashmir issue has threatened their ties.

Pakistan-Saudi rift: What happened?

Coronavirus pandemic

Pakistan wins rare, fragile success against novel coronavirus

South Asian nation of 200 million seems to have won the fight against COVID-19 but fear of a second wave remains.

Pakistan wins rare, fragile success against novel coronavirus

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa aims to consolidate power in key polls

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa looks to expand power in parliamentary polls amid COVID-19 and looming economic crisis.

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa aims to consolidate power in key polls

Asia

Pakistan: 4 killed in clashes with police near shut Afghan border

Protesters have been demanding reopening of border crossing with Afghanistan, frequently used by labourers and traders.

Pakistan: 4 killed in clashes with police near shut Afghan border

Pakistan

Man shot dead for 'blasphemy' in Pakistan courtroom

Tahir Ahmad Naseem, accused of blasphemy by claiming to be a prophet, shot six times during a hearing.

Man shot dead for 'blasphemy' in Pakistan courtroom

Pakistan

Pakistan: PM Khan warns of possible Eid al-Adha coronavirus spike

Imran Khan's warning comes as Pakistan registers its lowest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases in three months.

Pakistan: PM Khan warns of possible Eid al-Adha coronavirus spike

Pakistan

Pakistan puts TikTok on 'final notice' over 'obscenity' concerns

Pakistan bans video streaming platform Bigo, issues notice to TikTok over 'vulgar content' concerns.

Pakistan puts TikTok on 'final notice' over 'obscenity' concerns

Press Freedom

Prominent Pakistani journalist free after day-long disappearance

Government said Matiullah Jan, known for his criticism of Pakistan's powerful military, was kidnapped outside a school.

Prominent Pakistani journalist free after day-long disappearance