Friday 11 October 2019
October 10, 2019
Medical Waste Washing Ashore In Pakistan
Except for the occasional sunburn, a day at the beach is never a bad day. But lately visitors to Clifton Beach in Karachi, Pakistan are finding their day at the beach is being spoiled by some very unwelcome visitors. VOA’s Sidra Dar has more in this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.
October 09, 2019
'Hand-To-Mouth': Struggling Afghan Teacher Honored By His Students
Students around the world honored their favorite mentors on World Teacher's Day, October 5. In Afghanistan, teaching is a profession that barely provides enough to survive but Mohammad Alam still gives lessons with enthusiasm.
October 06, 2019
Maimed By Taliban For Voting, Afghan Man Returns To The Polls
In 2014, Taliban militants kidnapped 25-year-old Reza Khoshnood Khurami and cut off parts of two of his fingers that were stained with ink from a polling station. This September, Khurami went to vote again, determined not to be intimidated by the brutal attack.
September 29, 2019
Afghan Presidential Vote Marred By Violence, Low Turnout
Counting is underway following Afghanistan's September 28 presidential election. It will be more than two weeks before preliminary results are known from a vote that was marred by violence, technical problems, and a low turnout.
September 25, 2019
Deadly Earthquake Strikes Kashmir
Residents in Pakistan-administered Kashmir were sifting through the rubble of houses and roads after a major earthquake killed at least 26 people. Around 500 people were injured in the 5.8 magnitude quake on September 24. Authorities were surveying the damage in the district of Mirpur, believed to b
September 24, 2019
Confronting Pakistan's Period Taboo
Hajra Bibi produces handmade sanitary pads and sells them to women in her local town. Many women in Pakistan still use only cloth during menstruation and periods are considered taboo in some rural areas. She and 80 other women were trained to make the pads by an international charity.
September 23, 2019
Lost To The Sea: Rising Tides Engulf Pakistani Coast
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will consider a new report this week on the Ocean and The Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Some coastal regions are already devastated by rising sea levels. In Pakistan, residents are switching from farming to fishing to survive.