Forced into early marriages, teenage girls drop out of school and endure domestic violence, early pregnancy and exposure to HIV.
The violence of the Pakistan-India conflict induces acute mental health problems among these women and others. Only two psychiatric facilities exist for a population of 7 million.
Impoverished villages and huge sewage ponds surround the ruins of an ancient civilization noted for its urban planning and advanced sanitation measures.
Regime media paints a modern, Western-friendly picture, while opposition media depicts women as passive and dependent. Emerging news outlets are trying to present a more accurate image.
Although the government’s grip on media outlets has loosened in recent years, dangerous constraints, plus lowered standards of professionalism, are causing deep concern.