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

Imran Khan increasingly isolated as Pakistan’s army pressures allies

Scores of aides and supporters have abandoned the powerful former prime minister since his arrest May 9 and a broader military crackdown.

May 28, 2023

Court releases Imran Khan from custody, easing Pakistani tensions for now

Bail could calm the protesters in Pakistan, but the opposition leader and former prime minister could still be rearrested on other charges.

May 12, 2023

Pakistani villages recover slowly from epic floods

The floods in summer 2022 were Pakistan's worst natural disaster since the country's founding in 1947.

March 3, 2023

Afghans rush for airport on rumors of aid flights to Turkey

The rush toward the airport appears to reflect the increasing desperation of daily life in Afghanistan making a flight to an earthquake zone attractive.

February 9, 2023

Pakistan bids farewell to ex-leader Musharraf and his complicated legacy

Former military ruler is buried quietly as country debates his record of reform and repression.

February 7, 2023

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general turned autocrat, dies at 79

The army general seized power in a coup in 1999 and ruled until 2008. After a legal saga, he was sentenced to death in absentia in 2019 for high treason.

February 5, 2023

The deepening chill of Afghanistan’s second Taliban winter

Washing clothes in the snow, heating homes with scavenged trash, Afghan families struggle to survive

February 5, 2023

Pakistan reels after bombing kills almost 100, fears more terrorism to come

With 95 dead in police mosque attack, the nation is in shock as a political stalemate hampers the chance for a coordinated response.

January 31, 2023

Death toll in Pakistan mosque blast skyrockets to at least 85

The explosion happened during afternoon prayers at a mosque inside a Peshawar police compound, authorities said.

January 31, 2023

Pakistan’s nationwide power cuts highlight escalating economic crisis

The country of 220 million was without electricity for hours despite power-saving measures. Economists warn funds for energy imports will last one more month.

January 24, 2023