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· August, 2006

Stories about Pakistan from August, 2006

Pakistan: Blog-o-day

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Pakistan: Drugs

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

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