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Maria Toorpakai rose the ranks of Pakistani squash while pretending to be a boy

Maria Toorpakai rose the ranks of Pakistani squash while pretending to be a boy.

The Pakistani sports woman who had to dress as a boy to compete

Maria Toorpakai rose the ranks of Pakistani squash while pretending to be a boy

The story of the Pakistani squash player Maria Toorpakai, who dressed as a boy so she could play sports in Taliban-controlled Waziristan, has been made into a film called Girl Unbound. She speaks about her journey to fulfill her dream, which took her from Pakistan to Canada. (Photo: Maria Toorpakai on the squash court. Credit: Human Rights Film Festival)

Pakistan, social media and blasphemy

Pakistani government threaten to block all social media over blasphemous content

The interior minister has threatened to block all social media that have blasphemous content hours after a Pakistani court ordered the government to open investigation into online "blasphemy". BBC Monitoring's Devanshu Gour has been looking at the reaction in Pakistan. (Image: Pakistani religious activists protest against social media in Islamabad on March 8th. Credit: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)