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.

Asia

Thousands rally in Pakistan's Lahore for Pashtun rights

Defying government ban, thousands attend rally in Lahore city demanding basic rights for ethnic Pashtun citizens.

Thousands rally in Pakistan's Lahore for Pashtun rights

Human Rights

Pakistan's 'disappeared': The cost of the war against Taliban

Rights groups allege war against the armed group has included a shadowy campaign of enforced disappearances.

Pakistan's 'disappeared': The cost of the war against Taliban

Iran

Iran: Five killed in clashes with fighters near Pakistan border

Fighters attempted to seize an Iranian border post, resulting in a gunfight with Iranian soldiers, state media reports.

Iran: Five killed in clashes with fighters near Pakistan border

Pakistan

Pakistani court bans ex-PM Nawaz Sharif from parliament for life

Ruling effectively ends any political future of Sharif, who was dismissed last year over corruption charges.

Pakistani court bans ex-PM Nawaz Sharif from parliament for life

Pakistan

Pakistan calls on Afghan Taliban to join peace process

Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi urges Taliban to avail the Afghan government's latest offer of direct talks without delay.

Pakistan calls on Afghan Taliban to join peace process

Asia

Pakistan PM Abbasi set to visit Afghanistan to 'reduce mistrust'

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is set to hold talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul to repair relations.

Pakistan PM Abbasi set to visit Afghanistan to 'reduce mistrust'

Pakistan

US sanctions Lashkar-e-Taiba political front, seven leaders

Pakistan has come under increasing international pressure to crack down on armed groups allegedly operating on its soil.

US sanctions Lashkar-e-Taiba political front, seven leaders

Pakistan Taliban

Four killed in attack on Christians in Pakistan's Quetta

Members of same family targeted outside relative's home while visiting southwestern city to celebrate Easter holiday.

Four killed in attack on Christians in Pakistan's Quetta

Pakistan

Malala returns to Pakistan home town for first time since attack

More than five years after being shot by Taliban gunmen, education rights icon returns to meet family and friends.

Malala returns to Pakistan home town for first time since attack

Malala

Malala returns home for first time since Taliban shooting

Education and rights activist, targeted by Taliban, meets the prime minister as she begins her trip amid tight security.

Malala returns home for first time since Taliban shooting

Pakistan

Pakistan-India diplomatic spat worsens as envoy summoned

Tensions remain high as India and Pakistan accuse each other of harassing diplomats in their respective capitals.

Pakistan-India diplomatic spat worsens as envoy summoned

Waziristan

Cases filed against Pakistani activist for 'criticising military'

An FIR has been registered against Manzoor Pashteen, who organised rallies highlighting profiling of Pashtuns.

Cases filed against Pakistani activist for 'criticising military'