Graphic designer Shezhil Malik hails from Lahore and challenges prevalent notions of what it means to be woman in Pakistan. She does so online, on the streets, and even through fashion. Her pop art creations are provocative, colourful and daring.
The Pakistani-Christian woman has been languishing in prison since 2009 on blasphemy allegations. Her case has attracted attention from the Vatican as well as international rights groups demanding her release.
In a male-dominated society, a new, homegrown fashion line defies feminine stereotypes. While these images may empower women, class divides limit their effect.
Impoverished daily wage laborers in Pakistan are forced to sell their body organs to make both ends meet. DW meets a brick kiln worker near Lahore, who narrates his horrifying tale of kidney selling to an illegal racket.
While local and international media have been focusing on the tug-of-war between former PM Sharif and Pakistan's military, extremist parties are gaining strength in Punjab province. Shamil Shams reports from Lahore.
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