Nazar Ul Islam
Nazar Ul Islam

Nazar Ul Islam has been a print, online and television journalist since 2001. Belonging to the northern Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district, his articles have been published in the Daily Beast, Newsweek.com, Al-Jazeera, Central Asia online, Al-Arabiya, TRT World and Pakistan Forward. He has also reported and produced for TRT World, NHK Japanese TV and Khyber TV and has worked as stringer for CNN, Al-Arabiaya, France24 and Radio France International. He tweets @NaxarUlIslam.

Haunted by militancy, Pakistani town welcomes library built above gun market

The Pakistani town of Darra Adam Khel is home to a 150-year-old arms market with more than 2,000 shops displaying firearms. Located around 40 kilometers south of Peshawar, the town was for decades a...

Why Pakistan’s polio eradication program is hit by conspiracy theories

It has been 24 years since former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto administered an oral polio vaccine to her daughter, Aseefa Bhutto, to launch the first campaign to eradicate polio in the...

Did Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto have a premonition of her death?

On 27 December 2007, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated soon after she had addressed an election rally in the historic Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi. She was reportedly killed by a 15-year-old suicide...

Christians await Christmas in the birthplace of Pakistan Taliban founder

It was December 2009, when Baitullah Mehsud revolted against the state of Pakistan and formed a notorious movement, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan [TTP], in the tribal district of South Waziristan,...

Courting death for a living: Pakistani city gets dead body a week from coalmines

Its late afternoon, but workers at Old Baazi Khel coalmine are busy extracting coal with different tools and loading it onto trolleys to be transported to the surface through a lift.The coalmine is in...

Five years on, massacre of schoolchildren continues to haunt Pakistan’s Peshawar

It’s been four years since seven gunmen launched a deadly attack on the Army Public School [APS] in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa city of Peshawar on December 16, 2014. The terrorists...

In Imran Khan’s Pakistan, protest against deforestation, pledge for 10 bln trees

People in Swat district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province took to the streets recently to protest against something that has never happened in the region before – deforestation of...