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Pakistan

Pakistan opens a pathway to peace, for Sikhs

December 17, 2019

Here’s a bit of good news about one of the world’s toughest neighborhoods. Indian Sikhs will now be allowed quick and easy visa-free visits to Gurdwara Darbar Sahid, the second-most sacred shrine in their religion. The shrine is located at Kartarpur inside Pakistan, within sight of the Indian border. Twenty-two million Sikhs live in India, and another 5 million live abroad. Sikhs […]

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How Pakistani women are getting their motorcycles back

November 14, 2019

In conservative Punjab, in Pakistan, urban women are often harassed, groped and worse when walking or riding public transport. If they can’t afford their own cars, they either put up with harassment or are at the whim of male family members. But since 2016 the government-led Women on Wheels program made hundreds of subsidized motorcycles […]

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Corruption and gentrification are bulldozing traditional villages in Pakistan

September 18, 2019

Traditional villages of Pakistan’s Sindh region are under onslaught from developers who bend, distort, and break laws to expand a luxury residential district.

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