Philip Reeves http://wuwm.com en Gunmen Wound Pakistani TV Anchor In Weekend Shooting http://wuwm.com/post/gunmen-wound-pakistani-tv-anchor-weekend-shooting Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most famous journalists, was shot and wounded by gunmen as he was driving down a busy street in Karachi. It's the second such attack this month on a journalist. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:22:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 29599 at http://wuwm.com Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis http://wuwm.com/post/man-reaches-sun-solution-pakistans-gas-crisis Spring has crept up to the foothills of the Himalayas and, in Islamabad, Pakistan's purpose-built capital, the air is full of the scent of roses and the yelling of birds.<p>Yet, even in this most stately of South Asian cities, it is impossible to escape the realities of an unstable nation that has yet to figure out how to meet some of the basic needs of its 200 million or so citizens.<p>Islamabad long ago adjusted to attacks by Islamist militants by setting up roadblocks and turning its government buildings, five-star hotels, villas and diplomatic enclaves into modern-day fortresses, wrapped i Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 29303 at http://wuwm.com Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis Pakistanis Watch Afghan Elections, Wary Of A '90s Replay http://wuwm.com/post/pakistanis-watch-afghan-elections-wary-90s-replay To Pakistan, the Afghan elections and the withdrawal of most U.S. troops seems reminiscent of the Soviet departure decades ago — leaving Afghanistan in Pakistan's lap, for better or worse. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 28986 at http://wuwm.com 2 Pakistani Musicians Gain Fame Singing Political Satire http://wuwm.com/post/2-pakistani-gain-fame-singing-political-satire Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>There's also anxiety in Pakistan because it is a country where you can get into big trouble because of what you say. Recently, gunmen there opened fire on a prominent journalist who's a critic of Islamic extremism, killing his driver. Twenty-five journalists have been killed over the last decade. Non-journalists like the young activist Malala Yousafzai have been attacked. NPR's Philip Reeves went to see two young Pakistanis who think they're better off singing about their political views than talking. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:19:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 28838 at http://wuwm.com Mega Mall Helps Pakistanis Escape Pressures Of Everyday Life http://wuwm.com/post/mega-mall-helps-pakistanis-escape-pressures-everyday-life Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>We occasionally get postcards from our international correspondents who report and live in various spots around the world. NPR's Philip Reeves is based in Pakistan where violence has killed tens of thousands of people in recent years. Philips says some in the capital, Islamabad, to find ways to escape the pressure.<p>PHILIP REEVES, BYLINE: Islamabad can sometimes seem surprisingly tranquil. My house is a short drive from Parliament and the Supreme Court. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:07:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 24966 at http://wuwm.com