Pamela Constable

Islamabad, Pakistan

Foreign correspondent covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Asia, Latin America and immigration

Education: Brown University, BA in American civilization

Pamela Constable is a staff writer for The Washington Post's foreign desk. She completed a tour as Afghanistan/Pakistan bureau chief in 2019, and served as a South Asia bureau chief based in India from 1999 to 2005. She also reported from Iraq in 2004 and 2005. She previously covered immigration issues and immigrant communities while based in Washington for The Post. Before joining The Post in 1994, she was a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe from 1982 to 1994, reporting mainly from Central and South America and the Caribbean. She was a reporter for the Baltimore
Latest from Pamela Constable

A sanctuary in nature helps me offset the world’s horrors

Returning to my rural hometown brought me a peace I couldn't find elsewhere.

May 26, 2022

As the Afghan economy crumbles, small businesses struggle to hang on

Under Taliban rule, sales have plummeted and promised tax breaks have been slow in coming.

May 1, 2022

Sufi mosque bombed in Afghanistan

Friday’s attack on a Sufi mosque that killed 10 and injured at least 30, seemed especially perverse, given the Sufi community’s history as a quiet force for peace.

April 30, 2022

Boys in Afghanistan are becoming breadwinners for their families

Children now drop out of school to earn a living on the streets as the economy craters.

April 23, 2022

Taliban vows crackdown on ISIS as violence surges in Afghanistan

After months of relative calm, a bloody and chaotic week has raised fears that the Taliban will be unable to keep the peace.

April 22, 2022

After Kabul school attack, Afghans fear a return to violence

The first bombing targeting the Shiite Hazara community since the Taliban takeover of the country brings calls for better security.

April 20, 2022

Prominent Afghan high school targeted by deadly bombings

Twin blasts in the heart of the Shiite Hazara community struck students as they were leaving class in the morning.

April 19, 2022

Even out of office, Imran Khan shows he can still draw a crowd

Just days after being ousted in a no confidence vote, former prime minister Imran Khan was already laying the groundwork for a political comeback, launching a national street campaign calling on the new government to hold elections.

April 14, 2022

Pakistan’s ousted prime minister remains a potent force

Imran Khan, who was voted out of office as Pakistan's prime minister Sunday, disappointed many Pakistanis by trying to stop the vote instead of accepting defeat. But he and his supporters are already eager for a comeback.

April 10, 2022

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ousted in no-confidence vote

Khan made a last-ditch effort to cling to power, producing a document that he said proved U.S. officials had conspired against him in league with his legislative opponents.

April 9, 2022