For all of the bad press they get, vultures are an incredibly important part of any ecosystem. They eat dead animals and are a powerful part of keeping the environment clean and disease free. But in places like Pakistan they are struggling. Saman Khan reports on efforts to save these carrion eaters from extinction.
In a predominantly conservative country like Pakistan, for most people; dreams of becoming a music artist remain just that; a dream. Parents don’t always encourage their children to pursue music as careers. So, what do you do if you are a working adult and still interested in music? National Music Academy in Lahore city provides music classes for people of all ages. VOA’s Saman Khan has more in this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.
Acid attacks are an all-too common problem in Pakistan, as in many other countries in South and East Asia. Almost all Pakistani victims are women. VOA's Saman Khan recently visited a center that not only helps victims recover physically from their injuries, it helps them rebuild their lives.