A moratorium in Pakistan against the death penalty has been welcomed by human rights activists who say that Pakistan’s police and prosecution system lacks the competency to produce reliable convictions.
Regardless of who's responsible for the recent blasts in Mumbai, Pakistan is now in the spotlight for its weak efforts with Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistan-based terror group blamed for the 2008 attacks.
Pakistan's Muktaharan Mai won worldwide acclaim when she went public after she was gang raped in 2002. In Pakistan, rape conviction rates are extremely low.
Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian and Pakistan's minority affairs minister, is the second top official in the past two months to be killed after opposing harsh blasphemy laws. Critics say the country isn’t doing enough to protect minorities.
Salman Taseer, the governor of Pakistan's Punjab Province, was seen widely as one of the country's most important political figures.