Asad Hashim

Asad Hashim

Asad Hashim is an online correspondent with Al Jazeera English based in Islamabad. He has covered stories in South Asia and the Middle East, and reports on extremism, security, politics and human rights, primarily focusing on Pakistan.

Press Freedom

Prominent Pakistani journalist 'goes missing' in Islamabad

Matiullah Jan, known for his criticism of Pakistan's powerful military, was last seen outside a school in the capital.

Prominent Pakistani journalist 'goes missing' in Islamabad

Pakistan

Deadly skies: Pakistani pilots allege systemic safety failures

Six Pakistani pilots spoke to Al Jazeera about allegations of fraud and improper flight certification practices.

Deadly skies: Pakistani pilots allege systemic safety failures

Aviation

US revokes Pakistani airline's authorisation over safety concerns

im体育官网Authorities had found 262 Pakistani pilots obtained licences fraudulently, a claim disputed by national pilots' body.

US revokes Pakistani airline's authorisation over safety concerns

Pakistan

Pakistan court dismisses challenges to Hindu temple construction

Construction of Hindu place of worship still not assured, as government seeks recommendations from religious body.

Pakistan court dismisses challenges to Hindu temple construction

Pakistan

EU agency suspends Pakistani airline flights over safety concerns

Announcement comes after Pakistan's aviation ministry ordered grounding of 150 pilots over fraud fears.

EU agency suspends Pakistani airline flights over safety concerns

Aviation

Vietnam suspends Pakistani pilots over suspect licences

Vietnam's domestic airlines asked to ground Pakistani pilots after report says 262 of them hold fraudulent licences.

Vietnam suspends Pakistani pilots over suspect licences

Pakistan

Pakistan: 4 killed in attack on Karachi stock exchange

im体育官网Security officials kill gunmen who stormed the building in Pakistan's commercial capital.

Pakistan: 4 killed in attack on Karachi stock exchange

Pakistan

Pakistan airline suspends 150 pilots over alleged licence fraud

Aviation minister says more than 30 percent of country's commercial pilots committed fraud to obtain licences.

Pakistan airline suspends 150 pilots over alleged licence fraud

Asia

US State Dept counterterrorism report 'disappointing': Pakistan

im体育官网Islamabad calls report 'self-contradictory and selective' as US singles out Pakistan for allegedly supporting Taliban.

US State Dept counterterrorism report 'disappointing': Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan plane crash that killed 98 blamed on 'human error'

Initial investigative report blames pilots and air traffic controllers for failed landing attempt and subsequent crash.

Pakistan plane crash that killed 98 blamed on 'human error'

Pakistan

'Smart lockdown' in Pakistan to target 500 coronavirus hotspots

Authorities to impose locality-based lockdowns as country sees one of the world's fastest rates of infections.

'Smart lockdown' in Pakistan to target 500 coronavirus hotspots

Pakistan

Pakistan says four civilians killed by Indian shelling across LoC

Pakistani army accuses Indian troops of 'unprovoked' fire in disputed Kashmir region.

Pakistan says four civilians killed by Indian shelling across LoC