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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
L: "The Great Convergence" by Kishore Mahbubani (PublicAffairs). R: The author.

Book Excerpt: 'The Great Convergence' by Kishore Mahbubani

In an excerpt from his latest book, Singapore's former diplomat and academic Kishore Mahbubani assesses the rise of the middle class in Asia. more

Foreign Minister Khar Discusses Pakistan-India Peace Process

In New York, Pakistan's Foreign Minister emphasizes both her country's commitment to the peace process with India and her concern about recent events in Kashmir. more

Pakistan FM Khar: 'This Cleric Means No Good'

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar discusses governance, corruption and the momentum of a Canadian cleric as the country's first democractic elections approach. more
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar addresses Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Accuses India of 'Warmongering'

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar told an audience at Asia Society that despite tough talk from India this week, Pakistan remains committed to dialogue with the country to find "peacefully coexist." more

Khar on Pakistan's 'Democratic Journey' (Complete)

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar discusses the implications of the 2014 military withdrawal in Afghanistan and what it means for Pakistan's ongoing struggle with extremism. more
Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar at Asia Society New York on January 15, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz)

Gallery: Visit by Hina Rabbani Khar, Foreign Minister of Pakistan

In photos: Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar visits Asia Society New York to discuss upcoming elections, relations with India and U.S. regional policy. more
Supporters of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul Qadri gather at a protest rally in Islamabad after the government ignored his ultimatum to disband parliament on January 15, 2013. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan's Moment is Near — but Will Anyone Care?

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says Pakistan's election slated for later this year is crucial for the country's progress, though many in Pakistan are skeptical. more