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Taxes, Elites and Common Sense in Pakistan

U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter notes the irony of American politicians' lecturing Pakistanis about the need to pay their share of taxes. more
Dr. Rajiv Shah (L) and Ambassador Cameron Munter (R) speak with moderator Hassan Abbas. (Suzanna Finley)
After Challenging Year, US and Pakistan Look Forward
American Ambassador, top aid official agree continued economic development is key to improving ties between U.S. and Pakistan. more

A Way Forward for US-Pakistan Relations (Complete)

Two top U.S. officials share insights into current American relief efforts in Pakistan. more
The late Saleem Shahzad pictured on the cover of a report edited by Imtiaz Alam.

Podcast: Imtiaz Alam: So You Want to Be a Journalist in Pakistan…

It's past time, says a senior news editor, to establish ground rules for news reporting in Pakistan. more

Asia's Role in the United Nations Security Council

Thom Woodroofe discusses Asian U.N. Security Council bids. more
Kamil Khan Mumtaz at home in Lahore, summer 2011.

Podcast: Kamil Khan Mumtaz: Back from a Modernist Hell

Pakistan's preeminent architect explains his debt to Sufi tradition. more
Hand embroidered textile from Pakistan. (Poetic Threads of Pakistan)

Poetic Threads: Rebuilding Communities Through Crafts

AsiaStore hosts Marisa Nicole of the group Poetic Threads of Pakistan for two days this week. more
Salima Hashmi with her father, the poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

Podcast: Salima Hashmi: In the Worst of Times, the Alchemy of Art

"In the worst of times in Pakistan, there is always a joke, dark humor and irony," says the indomitable artist, educator and activist. more
Pakistani refugee childen depicted in Children of the Taliban. (

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: 9/11 and 'Pakistan's Schizophrenia'

Ten years after the attacks, one country is still haunted by the events of that day. more
Zebunnisa Humayun Bangash (L) and Haniya Aslam (R), also known as Zeb and Haniya.

Podcast: The Healing Charm of Zeb and Haniya's 'Urdu Blues'

Pakistani folk pop-duo Zeb and Haniya can assimilate any style and make it their own. more