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's Khan to meet Trump with Afghan peace on agenda

Pakistani and US leaders to discuss peace in Afghanistan, defence, energy and trade ties in talks at the White House.

Pakistan's Khan to meet Trump with Afghan peace on agenda

Asia

Several killed in twin attacks in Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan

Gunmen first attack police post and suicide bomber later detonates explosives in northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan.

Several killed in twin attacks in Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan

Pakistan

Historic election held in Pakistan's former tribal districts

Millions were expected to vote in elections for the first time since Pakistani constitution was extended to region.

Historic election held in Pakistan's former tribal districts

Asia

Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested on corruption charges

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is accused of corrupt practices in the signing of LNG contracts during his tenure.

Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested on corruption charges

Pakistan

ICJ orders Pakistan to allow India access to 'spy' Jadhav

Both sides claim 'victory' as court upholds India's demand for consular access but denies request to dismiss case.

ICJ orders Pakistan to allow India access to 'spy' Jadhav

Pakistan

Pakistani police arrest Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed

Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Lashkar-e-Taiba's humanitarian wing, says it will challenge the arrest of its head and apply for bail.

Pakistani police arrest Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed

Asia

Pakistan reopens airspace months after India standoff

Key transit air corridor reopens over Pakistani territory, almost five months after neighbours' military standoff.

Pakistan reopens airspace months after India standoff

Asia

More than a dozen killed in Pakistan train collision

Officials say at least 23 killed and 72 injured after passenger train hits stationary freight train in central Pakistan.

More than a dozen killed in Pakistan train collision

Pakistan

Media watchdogs slam 'brazen censorship' by Pakistan

Rights groups criticise government for 'dictatorial tendencies' after channels taken off air for covering opposition.

Media watchdogs slam 'brazen censorship' by Pakistan

Agriculture

'Locusts! Locusts!': Pakistan's crucial cotton crop under threat

The war in Yemen has prevented its authorities from controlling the insects, which now threaten Pakistani agriculture.

'Locusts! Locusts!': Pakistan's crucial cotton crop under threat

Asia

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrives in Pakistan for key talks

The visit comes as Kabul accuses Islamabad of interfering in its internal affairs and amid peace talks with the Taliban.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrives in Pakistan for key talks

Pakistan

Pakistani legislator Dawar surrenders to authorities

Mohsin Dawar is accused of 'assaulting' a security post during a clash between rights activists and soldiers.

Pakistani legislator Dawar surrenders to authorities