Sakina waits for a teacher to recite verses from the Koran during religion class at a local mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. Religious schools in Pakistan mostly set up in mosques are potential source of education for thousands of children.
A woman in Islamabad, Pakistan, takes her child to a health worker to be vaccinated against polio. More than a dozen polio vaccine workers have been killed by militants in the past year in the country. They claim the workers are spies and the vaccination is intended to make Muslim children sterile.
Street barber Daniel Rahmat, 12, waits for customers on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
A young Afghan refugee sits on the side of an alley in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
A girl holds her brother near her family’s makeshift tent in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan
An Afghan refugee child sits on the roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan hosts more than 1.6m registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the UN refugee agency, Thousands of refugees still live without electricity, running water and other basic services.
Saad Imran, aged 6, on Friday walks his sheep home to be slaughtered on the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Islamabad, Pakistan.
A boy recites from a book during a lesson at a school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad on Friday.
Girls read books containing short verses from the Koran in a madrasa, or religious school, on the outskirts of Islamabad Read more
An Afghan refugee, her burka billowing, holds her daughter as she walks to her home through an alley of a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Read more