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· January, 2007

Stories about Pakistan from January, 2007

South Asia: Forced marriages in the UK

A House of Lords discussion in the UK on forced marriages covered at Pickled Politics. “Lord Lester said that on the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery, it was scandalous...

Pakistan: A Sufi Shrine in the US

Azad Forever has an original video on the first Sufi saint shrine in the US. “Some 40 miles from Philadelphia, among the rolling hills and tall trees of Chester County,...

Pakistan: Lahore and across the border

Prosenoma goes to Pakistan, and discovers much warmth and beauty. “When we segregate people for long, the lines between fact and fiction blur. Our curiosity leads us to lap up...

Pakistan: The Grand Trunk Road

Light Within on that road that inspired a lot of writing. The Grand Trunk Road. “Kabul-Calcutta GT Road runs through many of Pakistan's most historic places starting from Khyber Pass:...

The Arabist: Saudi Arabia Persecuting Ahmadis

The Arabist reported today a Human Rights Watch plea to the Saudi monarch urging him to stop presecuting Ahmadis. According to the letter, “Saudi Arabia has so far arrested 56...

Pakistan: A Nobel for Edhi

All Things Pakistan hopes that Edhi gets a Nobel Prize and urges his readers to contribute to an ongoing initiative. “Irrespective of whether Abdul Sattar Edhi is a Pakistani or...

South Asia: Human rights, blogosphere, traditions, democracy, discrimination, travel and festivals

Picks from different blogs from the following South Asian Countries: Bangladesh: After 5 years detention in Guantanamo, one Bangladeshi (Mobarak) was recently released by the US authorities. However he was...

Pakistan: Chinese on a Pakistani vehicle

Chinese and Japanese languages make an appearance on transport vehicles in Pakistan. Light Within says “Over the past few years, Chinese and Japanese characters have increasingly appeared on Pakistani public...

Pakistan: In Istanbul

Light Within on a day in Istanbul. Filled with a lot of sights and food. “Walking down the tram line from Sultanahmet to Aksaray, there are burial sites on both...

Pakistan: On Fred Bremner

Light Within on Fred Bremner. “He was not a diplomat, historian or a journalist, yet his photographs and publications have become an important source of historic records of the cities,...

India, Pakistan: Across the border

Kalpana Sahni writes on borders, culture and shared history. “These lines divide families living on either side of a river or they divide linguistic groups (the Punjabis, Kashmiris and Bengalis)....

Pakistan: Folktales, culture and Sohni Mahiwal

All Things Pakistan on folklore and the story of Sohni-Mahiwal. “Folklore is a mixture of beliefs, facts and fiction. Over time, the different elements get so interwoven with each other...

South Asia: 2006 in review

Let us take a look at how the South Asian bloggers reflected on the year 2006: Bangladesh: Drishtipat reports that a total of 3,239 people were killed in Bangladesh, with...

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