· August, 2006

Stories about Pakistan from August, 2006

Pakistan: Blog-o-day

  31 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: Bugti and the Nation

  30 August 2006

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?

  29 August 2006

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

  25 August 2006

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

  25 August 2006

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

  24 August 2006

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

  22 August 2006

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: About Karachi

  18 August 2006

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: From 1947

  14 August 2006

On Independence Day, All Things Pakistan unearths some delightful newsreels that capture the spirit and hope of 1947.

Pakistan: Lahore is Lahore

  14 August 2006

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

  11 August 2006

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: Drugs

  8 August 2006

How has the changing context in Pakistan contributed to the way drugs are perceived?Metroblogging Lahore on drugs, media and the youth.

Pakistan: Multan

  8 August 2006

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.”