Attacks On Health-Care Workers Are Fueling The Resurgence Of Polio

The Council on Foreign Relations maintains a map of global outbreaks of diseases that are easily prevented by inexpensive vaccines. Today, on World Polio Day, the map includes updated data that dramatically illustrates how violence against health-care workers has led to a polio resurgence in Pakistan. » 10/24/14 8:30am 10/24/14 8:30am

Is a superhero dressed in a burka sending the wrong message?

Meet Pakistan's first caped crusader, The Burka Avenger — a new superhero who's promoting girl power in that country. But the new animated character is dressed in a burka, and that's causing no small amount of controversy in Pakistan and abroad. » 7/31/13 7:20am 7/31/13 7:20am

Your brain cannot handle Hitlar, a movie about Hitler's evil Pakistani…

Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, didn't The Boys From Brazil really lack catchy disco numbers?" Well, you're in luck, you hypothetical (and presumably insane) alternate history enthusiast! » 6/11/12 8:35am 6/11/12 8:35am

Pakistani baby born with six legs recovering well, following removal of…

Doctors at Pakistan's National Institue of Child Health say that a six-legged infant born earlier this month is alive and recovering well, after surgeons removed the baby's extra limbs in an eight-hour surgery last Thursday. » 4/25/12 2:20pm 4/25/12 2:20pm

In the Pakistani action flick International Guerillas, flying Korans…

Shortly after Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwā against Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses, Pakistani filmmakers punched out International Guerillas (YouTube link), a deranged exploitation flick starring a faux-Rushdie as a blasphemous crime lord. » 9/03/11 8:00am 9/03/11 8:00am

Watch Out for the Chick in the Bloody Burqa

My new favorite zombie movie is Hell's Ground, billed as the "first Pakistani splatter flick." Anyone who has watched Urdu vampire and ghoul movies knows that's not true, but let's just say that it's the first such flick that makes references to Blair Witch and Night of the Living Dead as much as it does to local… » 7/03/08 5:30pm 7/03/08 5:30pm

The Internet Will Not Bring Us Together

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has blocked the entire nation of Pakistan from looking at video-sharing site YouTube. Apparently the PTA is trying to prevent citizens from watching an anti-Islam viral video called Fitna made by right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders (pictured here, looking weirdly… » 2/25/08 11:40am 2/25/08 11:40am