Associated Press photographer Shakil Adil

Shakil Adil is an Associated Press photographer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He joined the AP in 2001, covering major news events and stories across the country, especially in the province of Sindh.

Adil’s pictures have accompanied the following top stories, among others, for AP; the murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002, the ethnic riots and hundreds of killings in Karachi, the heavy flooding in Balochistan and Sindh, the massive earthquake that killed thousands of people in Azad Kashmir, the Taliban attack on Shiite congregations, and daily life features on Karachi and interior Sindh.

Adil was awarded an Honorable Mention in the NPPA: Best of Photojournalism awards 2012. (AP)

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Photographer Shakil Adil

A Pakistani police commando fires at the hideout of alleged criminals during a crackdown operation against criminals in Karachi’s town of Lyari in Pakistan, on April 27, 2012. Criminals and police exchanged fire during the action that killed two person and injured many, security official said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A Pakistani man rides a horse along the beach of Karachi, Pakistan as the sun sets, Jan. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

An Afghan refugee boy Gul Zaman who fled from Afghanistan with his family, peeps from his make-shift tent in the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan on March 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A Pakistan girl tries to light fire on a makeshift stove for cooking outside her shanty home in Karachi, Pakistan, Feb. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani acid attack survivor, Niaz Bano, 45, holds her picture taken before the attack in Karachi, Pakistan, March 6, 2015. Bano was attacked after a dispute with her second husband, who according to Bano had bad intentions for her two daughters from her first husband. Bano works as a house maid to earn her living. Pakistan is celebrating International Woman’s Day. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Smoke rises above the Jinnah International Airport where security forces battled militants June 9, 2014, in Karachi, Pakistan. AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A supporter of Pakistan’s slain leader Benazir Bhutto, reacts while visiting her tomb, during a rally to mark the fourth anniversary of her assassination in Gari Khuda Bux near Larkana, Pakistan, Dec. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A Pakistani Christian holds candle during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of Wednesday’s bus attack, in Karachi, Pakistan, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui, the sister of U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui, who was convicted in Sept. 2010 of trying to kill U.S. agents and military officers in Afghanistan, addresses protesters to condemn her sister’s continued detention, Karachi, Pakistan, Feb. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

The feet of Pakistani Mohammad Qasim, who collects sea salt at a coastal area, are seen near Karachi, Pakistan, March 6, 2012. Qasim earns on average 600 Pakistani rupees (US$ 6.6) per day for his work. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

People light candles and offer prayers at a grave of their relative in a local graveyard of Karachi, Pakistan on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat, June 13, 2014, 2014. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Ruqayya Parveen, a 26-year-old Pakistani woman, poses for a photograph in Karachi, Pakistan. Parveen’s husband dumped a jug of acid on her and her children when they were sleeping, March 6, 2015. She said many in her community shun her, not only because of her appearance, but because they also assumed she did something to violate her family’s honor that must have provoked the attack. Pakistan is celebrating International Woman’s Day. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani farmers work in sugar-cane field on the outskirts of Ranipur, Pakistan, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A Pakistani patient suffering from a heatstroke receives treatment at a local hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Supporters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, or MQM, one of Pakistan’s major political parties, attend a sit in protest condemning the arrest in London of its leader, Altaf Hussain, in Islamabad, Pakistan, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Humaira Bachal, the founder of a charity school sits on a chair in a classroom in Karachi, Pakistan on Feb. 24, 2014. At the age of 13, Bachal began teaching other girls what she learned in school. Those classes at home between friends grew into her life’s work: Bringing education to children in the working-class Muwach Goth neighborhood on the outskirts of Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, where families often keep their girls out of school and where even boys struggle to get decent learning. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Adnan Khan directs his horse to perform in an attempt to attract people visiting Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan, Nov. 14, 2014. Khan earns his living by providing the horse ride to customers visiting a beach. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani students gather around Humaira Bachal, the founder of a charity school as she teaches them in a classroom in Karachi, Pakistan, Feb. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani fishermen pull their net at a beach in Karachi, Pakistan, Feb 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A supporter of a hard-line Sunni Muslim group, Ahle Sunnat Waljamaat, stands holding a flag between other supporters praying, during a rally to condemn the burning of an Islamic seminary by a group of Shiites mob in sectarian clashes, in Karachi, Pakistan, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani Shiite Muslims chant religious slogans during an Ashoura procession in Karachi, Pakistan, Nov. 15, 2013. Ashoura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq, in the year 680 A.D. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A Pakistani soldier takes position at Jinnah International Airport where security forces are fighting with gunmen who disguised themselves as police guards and stormed a terminal used for VIPs and cargo, June 8, 2014, in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A supporter of Pakistan’s cricket celebrity-turned-politician Imran Khan takes part in an anti-government rally with writing on her forehead “Go Nawaz Go,” in Karachi, Pakistan, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani girls show their hands painted with henna ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in Karachi, Pakistan, July 28, 2014. Pakistani Muslims will celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Afghan refugees collect recyclable items from a a heap of garbage to earn their livings, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A Pakistani man, lights a cigarette while sitting next to his camels, displayed for sale for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice”, in Karachi, Pakistan, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A Pakistani vendor sells corn at the Karachi beach in Pakistan, Aug. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani residents investigate damages of a vehicle caused by a bomb explosion early morning in Karachi, Pakistan, Aug. 7, 2013. A bomb blast that appeared to be targeting a provincial government minister killed many people before dawn Wednesday at a soccer field in southern Pakistan, the latest in a series of attacks that left tens dead across the country, officials said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani models get ready backstage to present designers creations during Men’s Fashion Week in Karachi, Pakistan, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Bindiya Rana, a transgender candidate in Pakistan’s elections, listens to voters during a campaign in Karachi, Pakistan, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A Pakistani carpenter works on a fishing boat at the harbor of Karachi, Pakistan, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A man rides a horse at Karachi’s beach area in Pakistan on Feb 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Shakil adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A butterfly collects nectar from a Jasmine flower in Karachi, Pakistan on July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A Pakistani mother, center, mourns over the death of her son who was killed in a bomb explosion, in Karachi, Pakistan, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani fishermen pull their net out of the sea onto the beach in Karachi, Pakistan, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani police officers detain the supporters of ethnic-Baluch tribal chief Nawab Akbar Bugti, who trying to hold a protest after the killing of their leader, Aug. 27, 2006 in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani villagers chase relief supplies dropped from a Pakistani navy helicopter at a flooded area of Ghaus Pur near Sukkur, in Pakistan’s Sindh province, Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

A villager is rescued by a Pakistani navy helicopter from a flooded area of Ghaus Pur near Sukkur, in Pakistan’s Sindh province, Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistan rangers and police officers surround a hideout of top Islamic militant in Nawabshah, 200 kilometers (125 miles) northeast of Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 27, 2004. Paramilitary police have killed suspected top al-Qaida operative Amjad Hussain Farooqi, wanted for his alleged role in the slaying of a Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and two assassination attempts against President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the information minister said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Photographer Shakil Adil

Pakistani suspected Islamic militant Mohammed Sohail, right, is accompanied by unidentified police officer, left, while leaving a court in Karachi, Pakistan on Monday, March 7, 2005. Sohail, who is in police custody in the slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is not cooperating with interrogators, an official said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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