Post Tagged with: "Pakistan"

Khan's supporters at a victory rally in Jackson Heights on July 26. (Photo by Mohammad Farrukh)

In NYC’s Pakistani Enclaves, Most Cheer Imran Khan

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian July 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Most members of the Pakistani community hope Imran Khan will usher in cleaner government and improving relations with the U.S.

Rally at Diversity Plaza on July 28 in support of Imran Khan. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak for Voices of NY)

NYC Pakistanis Welcome Political Accountability, But…

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Video July 31, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Supporters of politician Imran Khan met at Diversity Plaza to celebrate the Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But not everyone agrees with the decision, and many believe it will take a long time to eradicate corruption.

Reaction to Pakistani Bombing

Reaction to Pakistani Bombing

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, South Asian, Video March 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm

The Pakistani community in NYC, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, reacted to the news of a suicide bombing in Lahore which killed more than 70 and left scores injured.

Left to right: Saba Ismail, Samson Salamat and Shahid Khan, wearing the hallmark orange of the Rwadari Tehreek movement, borrowed from Sufi symbolism. (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

Pakistani Human Rights Activists Visit ‘Little Pakistan’

Brooklyn, South Asian, Women November 16, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Ditmas Park Corner speaks with Pakistani human rights defenders during their visit to Coney Island Avenue to spread their causes of fighting terrorism and advocating for women’s rights.

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble after its performance that followed a Nov. 4 NYC screening of "Song of Lahore" (Photo by Suzanna Masih for Voices of NY)

From Lahore to Lincoln Center: a Musical Journey

“Song of Lahore” tells the story of Pakistani musicians trying to preserve their musical heritage by playing jazz, and their eventual performance in NYC.

Sahib Gul playing the rabab, an instrument originating from Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Dan Morrison via Ditmas Park Corner)

Composer in Exile to Perform at Pakistani Festival

Brooklyn, Culture, South Asian August 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Sahib Gul, a Pashtun composer from Pakistan who lives in exile in Midwood, will perform at the Pakistani Independence Day Mela Aug. 20 in his first public show in more than five years. Ditmas Park Corner speaks to the musician about his musical roots and fleeing Taliban extremists.

Pakistan's national baseball team (Photo from Pakistan Federation Baseball website)

Pakistan’s Baseball Team – Coming Soon to Brooklyn

Featured Posts, Immigration, South Asian, Sports, Voices' Picks August 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

Pakistan may be known for fielding great cricket players, but next month its national baseball team comes to New York for a qualifying round in the World Baseball Classic.

A candlelight vigil was held the evening of Dec. 16 for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo by Mohsen Zaheer for Voices of NY)

NYC Pakistanis Shocked by Attack

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks December 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

In New York, there was widespread horror at the Taliban attack Dec. 16 that left more than 140 dead at the Army Public School in Peshawar.

Khumariyaan lead guitarist Sparlay Rawail claps during their performance on Sunday. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pashto Music Comes to New York

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Video October 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Members of the instrumental group Khumariyaan held their fourth concert of a U.S. tour at the Asia Society in New York on Oct. 12, melding traditional folk music and modern music.

Political dissent can be advertised atop a cab. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistan’s Political Divide on Display in NYC

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Politics, South Asian, Voices' Picks September 26, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Opposition and government supporters staged noisy rallies as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the U.N.

Pakistan Day Parade organizers ride a float down the Madison Avenue on August 24. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistan Turmoil Clouds Independence Day Parade in NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Voices' Picks August 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Some celebrants worry about the future of democracy in their country of origin.

Participants of Pakistan Day Festival wave Pakistani flags on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn in August 2013. Community organizations hold the festival each year to celebrate the country's independence from Britain in 1947. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistani Community Shocked By Karachi Terrorism

Featured Posts, New York, South Asian, Voices' Picks June 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

NY’s Pakistani community worries about the country’s future in the wake of the recent brazen attack.

Hemmootee arranges jewelry at her booth. She’s been selling at markets since she was a child. (Photo by Tanwi Nandini Islam, via Open City)

A Flea Market for a Changing Richmond Hill

Business, Immigration, Queens February 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm

The flea market at Richmond Hill’s RKO Theater is not just a source of employment for residents, but also a pastime for the elderly and even some vendors, reports Open City.

Fifteen-year-old Amira Ashfaq immigrated to the United States in 2006. (Photo by Aisha Asif via The Brooklyn Ink)

Pakistani Teen Caught Between Two Cultures

Brooklyn, Culture, Immigration, In the News, Traditions May 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Brooklyn Ink unveils the day-to-day struggles of a Pakistani-American teen who finds it challenging to balance the two cultures in her life. She helps her non-English speaking parents navigate life in America and is expected to abide by the family’s conservative traditions.

Opinion: Will Pakistan Vote for a New Direction?

Opinion: Will Pakistan Vote for a New Direction?

Opinion, Politics, South Asian May 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

The world is anxiously watching Pakistan’s election. At stake is not just the control of parliamentary institutions, which will give birth to a new government, but the direction the country is headed into.