Stories about Pakistan from August, 2006
I don't quite know what the appropriate salutation would be for this auspicious cyber day, so I'll just go with a very happy World Blog Day to all fellow bloggers and readers of GV! Hope the power of blogs and citizen journalism grow ten fold and beat the daylights out...
Pakistan: Internet governance
Tee Emm's Window to Pakistan on internet governance in the country.
Pakistan: Bugti and the Nation
Perspectives on the current domestic crisis in Pakistan at Metroblogging Lahore. “While I mourn Bugti's death as a Pakistani, I do believe Bugti was a misguided man. He allowed himself to be used by nefarious foreign elements as a pawn against the good of this nation. “
Pakistan: Blog Block Back?
Is the blog block in Pakistan back? All Things Pakistan on the latest developments with a couple of theories on why this probably happened.
South Asia: Travelling while Asian
Pickled Politics on TWA (or Travelling While Asian) as an India bound flight was diverted to Amsterdam because of what appears to be racial profiling or paranoia.
Pakistan: Pishin and the fruits
Shirazi on wonderful Pishin and fruits. “Until the middle of the 18 th century, when Quetta finally passed into the hands of Brahvi rulers, the history of Pishin is identical with the province of Kandahar. The earliest mention of Pishin is found in the ancient writing in which “Pishinorha” is...
Pakistan: Naulakha Pavilion
Metroblogging Lahore presents a History Tour – installment number 19 – this time “Naulakha Pavilion, built by Shah Jahan in 1632, is located on the western side of the Shish Mahal courtyard. It consists of a single rectangular room in marble with a typical convex roof in the style of...
Pakistan: Bolan Pass
Shirazi on the Bolan Pass and railways. “The present day railway track through Bolan Pass is actually the third attempt of laying railways through the pass. In 1889 torrential floods destroyed the track which was first laid on Bolan River bed”
Pakistan: The Muslims in the UK
iFaqeer comments on Irshad Manji's op-ed in the NY Times which looks at Islam and the state in the UK.
Pakistan: About Karachi
Shirazi has a wonderful post about Karachi, the harbour city in Pakistan. “I have found Karachi is constantly reinventing itself. It is a land of superlatives: Pakistan's biggest and one of the most prosperous cosmopolitan cities, home to universities and colleges, historic, cultural, and commercial centre. It has been a...
Pakistan: Our English Language
All Things Pakistan links to an article that explores the way English language is used and has evolved in Pakistan.
Pakistan: Renting Blues
Ghalia laments how difficult it is to rent a house in Islamabad and comes up with some solutions.
Uzbekistan: The Uzbek & the London Terror Plot
Nick of neweurasia points out that the arrest of an Uzbek militant in Pakistan provided the trigger for the recent arrests in the UK of those accused of plotting to blow up airliners headed to the United States.
Pakistan: Islam, terrorism and the State
Hardly Innovative … on terrorism, Islam and the State. Reflecting on Musharraf's military ambitions, the blogger think its time the army returned the barracks.
Pakistan: From 1947
On Independence Day, All Things Pakistan unearths some delightful newsreels that capture the spirit and hope of 1947.
Pakistan: Lahore is Lahore
Lahore is a city fondly remembered through the sub-continent. Metroblogging Lahore reproduces a beautiful piece by a distinguished Urdu Novelist who breathes life into the memories of Lahore.
Pakistan: Sufi Poetry in Contemporary Times
All Things Pakistan has a great post on rediscovering Sufi poetry through contemporary singers and bands. There is an interesting discussion in the comments space on translations and the message of Sufi poetry.
Pakistan: Dhabas in Islamabad
Metroblogging Islamabad on the changing culture of road side eateries in the city.
Pakistan: Maula Jatt
All Things Pakistan on why Maula Jatt is an icon film in Pakistan.
How has the changing context in Pakistan contributed to the way drugs are perceived?Metroblogging Lahore on drugs, media and the youth.
Shirazi on Multan. “While many historic Islamic cities have lost much of their original character during the twentieth century, Multan has survived remarkably intact, retaining the classic form of the medieval city encircled by its rampart and gateways. It is the entire urban fabric of the place that is historic.”