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· October, 2006

Stories about Pakistan from October, 2006

Pakistan: Dengue

Dengue in Pakistan is becoming a problem. Sajjad on the increasing number of people taken ill. “The outbreak of “Dengue Fever” in parts of Pakistan is now becoming a countrywide...

Pakistan: Halloween

Light Within on people in Pakistan celebrating Halloween. “The festival has recently become popular with children and young people in Pakistan and is especially celebrated in Lahore with delicious food...

Pakistan: Beards, Islam and Cricket

A very interesting post and discussion at Pakistaniat discussing facial hair and cricket. “Given all the discussion about cricket and Islam (here), sooner or later we will come to beards...

Pakistan: Press Freedom

The Glasshouse on Pakistan's rank in the RSF Press Freedom Index. “At times the regime moves swiftly to prevent ‘harmful’ news from spreading, as was the case in late 2005...

Voices from South Asia

Bangladesh: - What does Bangladesh need now for a better future? Angelmorn has a ten point prescription. - Rifat of Close your eyes and try to see is critic about...

Pakistan: When do we celebrate Eid?

The world over there seems to be some element of difference in opinion on when Eid should be celebrated. All Things Pakistan speaks on the issue “Some of our readers...

Pakistan: Why people blog

It is write compiles responses from bloggers on issue of .. well, blogging. “Why do you blog? I asked bloggers this question. First, I posted the question on my own...

India, Pakistan: Kashmir and the Indian Army

~Kashmir~ on the Indian Army. “Does a 19 year old boy deserve to be tortured with hot iron rods? Does the brother of a 10 year sister old deserve to...

Pakistan: Podcast on festivals, earthquake and Politics

iFaqeer has a podcast. “This program congratulates celebrants on Ramzan, Eid and Diwali, with some thoughts on the spirit of the season; discusses the first anniversary of the earthquake in...

India, Pakistan: Kashmir from the 70s in pictures

Dristis-Mudra has a fascinating collection of Black and White photographs on a flickr set. They are from the 1970s when the photographer was travelling in Kashmir.

Pakistan: Dessert, Carrots and Ramadan

What does one call the Pakistani dessert made of Carrots? More on Ramadan-Kareem – a blog dedicated to Ramadan as observed all over the world.

Pakistan: NGOs

Pakistani Abysmal Ramblings on NGOs in Pakistan. “Pakistan has hundreds if not thousands of registered NGO's that have tax free status and are allowed to collect Zakat for their projects,...

Pakistan: Hands without Henna and Bangles

With Eid around the corner, shopkeepers in Pakistan stock up on items that are traditional gifts on the festival. Metroblogging Islamabad says “Against the expectations, this time the costumer response...

Pakistan: Cricket and the Dope Test

The Teeth Maestro on some players of Pakistan's Cricket team failing the dope test. “n an embarrassing development of events in the ICC Champions Trophy in India, it has just...

Pakistan: Blog-o-leader

With the advent of citizen journalism and the unrelenting popularity of blogs as the main source of honest opinion and news, it won't be long before the world leaders jump...

Pakistan: Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th might be lucky for Muslims, Sajjad Zaidi explains. “Today was Friday the 13th, a day considered extremely unlucky by some in the West. Whatever the origins of...

Pakistan: A man named Gulzar

Shirazi on Gulzar, a newspaper forwarding agent. “That was a place from where he arranges the dispatch of newspaper and periodicals to the agencies in over 200 stations (including remote...

Pakistan: Zaakat

Metroblogging Islamabad on Ramadan and Zaakat. “Mosques are full of the faithful worshipers. The bazaars and streets are full of a new type of beggars! These men, women and children...

Pakistan: Men and Women

Metroblogging Islamabad on the exclusive skills sets of girls and boys. “What creates problem is the differentiation; between both male and female .As in our society women still face great...

Pakistan: Power station of the Past

How some places of importance are reduced to nothing. Light Within on Gogera “It is reduced to a shabby and sleepy suburb of Okara today. Town still boasts its importance...

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