Murtaza Ahmadi’s father received a call from a local gangster who thought the family had received money from Messi and wanted a share
Widowed mother-of-six sits in a local market without a headscarf every day despite the Islamist ban
One Taliban member reportedly said 'we don't even consider it as food'
Abdul Basit’s mother tells The Independent his ‘life has become a bigger punishment than death’
'Women face a lot of stigmatisation and ridicule for menstruation, something they have no control over,' says student Mavera Rahim
Friends decline my invitations and I have taken to sleeping outside under the trees, to avoid becoming a magnet of death for my family
A local celebrity nicknamed the Rat Killer is leading eradication efforts
At least 1,634 people were executed in 2015 – a rise of 54%, according to an Amnesty report
The green and white colour scheme pictured was intended to represent a rugby pitch nine years ago
Two hundred people are now in custody
Pakistan is in mourning after 70 people, mostly women and children, were killed in a bomb in a play park in Lahore
It's time the outside world reminded the government of Pakistan that it has an obligation to protect religious minorities
The Pakistan-born activist was shot by the Taliban in 2012
'Many of the children's rides were still operating, while there were dead bodies lying all around them'
At least 70 people were killed and 300 wounded in the blast
Mostly women and children were injured in the attack on Easter Sunday