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Pakistani Comicbook Fights Violent Extremism, One Panel at a Time

15,000 copies of Paasban have been distributed to schools across Pakistan.

Image via the CFX Facebook page.

A Pakistani comic book studio based in Islamabad, CFX Comics, debuted a new series this week called Paasban, which aims to prevent teenagers from being drawn into the world of extemist violence and armed political organizations. The story, based on the life of one its creators, Gauher Aftab, follows a group of friends who are forced to cope with this issue directly when an extremist group attempts to court one of their friends. Aftab, along with his co-creators Mustafa Hasnain and Yahya Ehsan, are making the comic available in both English and Urdu, and distributed the first 15,000 copies to schools around Pakistan.

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Internet Goes Wild After India Detains Pakistani Spy Pigeon

The clandestine bird has become a meme-ified star with his own mobile app game.

Narendra Modi is the prime minister of India.

Last week, Indian intelligence officials detained a pigeon they suspected of being a spy for the Pakistani government. According to the BBC, a 14-year-old boy spotted the bird, which had a message written on its feathers in the Urdu language. The bird had the misfortune of being found near Kashmir, territory over which both India and Pakistan claim ownership. Apparently, this is not the first time where police have had to take a pigeon into custody over suspicions of spying.

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Peshawar Police Arrest Anti-Vaxxer Parents

513 parents went to jail for refusing to vaccinate their children from the polio virus.

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Polio continues to present a major threat to much of Pakistan’s population—the country was host to 327 cases of the virus in 2014, the most in the world (compare that to Nigeria which came in second with only 36 cases). Still, vaccinating children from the disease has proved to be an impossible task in Pakistan and the Peshawar police has decided to make into a police matter—this week, they arrested 513 parents who have yet to vaccinate their children.

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Girls' Education Activist Malala Yousufzai Is Still on a Mission

"Let's work together to educate girls around the world."

Back in October when 15-year-old girls' education activist Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out against them, the world rallied to condemn the violence against her. Yousufzai's currently recovering in a U.K. hospital but she shared a message full of gratitude and a call to action with Anderson Cooper so he could share it at CNN's "Heroes" ceremony on Sunday night.

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