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Pakistani musicians Zebunnisa Bangash (L) and Haniya Aslam (R), who perform as the duo Zeb and Haniya. (Nida Rehman)

Interview: Pakistani Duo Zeb and Haniya Cross Musical and Geographic Borders Alike

Pakistan's folk duo open up about finding success across the border in India and when their long-awaited second album will finally arrive. more
Supporters of Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, displayed portraits of her at a ceremony marking "Malala Day" in Karachi on Nov. 10, 2012. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)

Could a Nobel Prize for Malala Yousafzai Inspire Pakistan to Stand Up to Extremism?

Pakistan's "Malala moment” may have passed, but there's no telling what effect a Nobel win would have on a polarized country. more
Pakistani Shiite Muslims carry a coffin during the funeral procession of bomb blast victims in Karachi on March 4, 2013. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)

Hassan Abbas: Sectarian Violence in Pakistan Result of 'Bigotry, Ignorance'

In an interview with World Politics Review, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas discusses the reasons behind the recent wave of ethnic violence in Pakistan. more
In 2013, the Karachi Literature Festival grew to three days' worth of events and attracted approximately 15,000 attendees. (Annie Ali Khan)

In 2013, Literature Festival Provides 'Healing Touch' for Troubled Karachi

A literature festival becomes a political statement in a city where bomb blasts, like thunderstorms, have become part of the natural order. more
L: American cover art for "How to Get Filthy Rich in a Rising Asia," the forthcoming novel by Mohsin Hamid (R), shown here at an Asia Society India Centre event in Mumbai in Dec. 2012.

Interview: Novelist Mohsin Hamid Wants You to Get 'Filthy Rich' in a Rising Asia

Introducing new novel at the Karachi Literature Festival, one of Pakistan's leading younger writers says, "You have to find new ways of telling stories." more
Artist Risham Syed in Mumbai on February 8, 2013. (Asia Society India Centre)

A Walk Through Lahore with Risham Syed

Pakistani artist showcases her new work centered on present-day Lahore. more
Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, January 2010. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

A Former US Ambassador's Advice on How to Work With Pakistan

Cameron Munter, U.S. envoy to Pakistan from 2010-12, says, "Now is not the time to turn away from Pakistan, despite the frustrations of recent years." more
An Afghan refugee smoothes down a row of spun thread in Pakistan on January 31, 2013. (U.S. Embassy Pakistan/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Vibrant Strands of Spun Thread in Pakistan

An Afghan refugee smoothes down a row of spun thread in Pakistan on January 31, 2013. (U.S. Embassy Pakistan/Flickr) more
An elderly woman singing along with a Christmas carol at Dhala United Methodist Church, Lahore, Pakistan in December 2011. (Nushmia Khan)

Photos: Lahore Christians Put Local Spin on Holiday Rituals

Pakistani-American multimedia journalist Nushmia Khan gets poignant images of a small, sometimes embattled religious minority. more
This image uploaded to an Imran Khan Facebook page helped the Pakistani politician run away with Asia Society's 'Asia's Person of the Year' reader poll.

Interview: How Social Media Helped Imran Khan Dominate Our Year-End Poll

"Khan and his supporters have been using this medium as a core tool from the beginning. For other politicians it is an afterthought," says Dr. Awab Alvi, head of social media for Imran Khan's political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. more