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· June, 2007

Stories about Pakistan from June, 2007

Pakistan: Enroute to Attock Fort

All Things Pakistan with a tragic story from 1922 as a train carried prisoners to Attock Fort.

Pakistan: Hospitals and Profit

The Pakistani Spectator on hospitals being runs as for-profit businesses.

Pakistan: Education for All

All Things Pakistan on education, and the idea of ‘Education for All’.

Morocco: Telecoms, The Blogging Grand Prix, and Reactions to Salman Rushdie's Knighthood

Blogging has indeed become a popular Moroccan pastime, with new blogs cropping up every day. (fr), a self-described magazine of blogging, reports on the first Grand Prix des Blogs:”...

Pakistan: Islam and Salman Rushdie

Metroblogging Lahore tells us why the knighthood for Salman Rushdie is wrong.

Pakistan: On encroachments

Metroblogging Islamabad takes a rather harsh view on urban encroachments.

Pakistan: No Sir for Salman

The Pakistani Spectator on why the knighthood conferred upon Salman Rushdie is not acceptable.

Pakistan: Meeting women

Metroblogging Islamabad has an interesting primer for men looking to meet women in the city – venues range from coffee shops in book stores, gyms etc., with a note that...

India, Pakistan: Kashmiris and terrorists

Kashmir on the perception of Kashmiris in India and in Indian media as terrorists.

South Asia: Sir Salman Rushdie

Sepia Mutiny on knighthood and Salman Rushdie, and how the writer in the 80s was a strong critic of the British establishment.

Pakistan: Home and the City

Metroblogging Islamabad urges the people in the city to treat it the way they'd treat their own homes.

Egypt: Elections Rigging Videos, US Aid Cuts and A New Blog by Talented Movie Director

In this week’s round up from Egypt, bloggers write about domestic issues as well as Egypt-US relations and I am also introducing new interesting blogs about movies, photography and liberal...

Pakistan: India and the IT-BPO Sector

The Pakistani Spectator has a conversation with a friend about India's IT-BPO sector, and points to India's secular years and investment in education as the factors that helped the success.

Pakistan: A planned emergency

The Pakistani Spectator on a ‘planned emergency’. “If we take a look upon proceedings of post 9th March scenario, and analyze the situation deeply the question blinks in mind ‘Are...

South Asia: On Paris Hilton

Sepia Mutiny on the sudden relevance of Paris Hilton. “Meanwhile, you have so-called “enemy combatants,” some of them South Asian, who in many cases don’t get a lawyer or even...

Pakistan: Understanding Pakistan

iFaqeer introduces a project – ‘Understanding Pakistan’. “Pakistanis often complain that the history of their country–or the history of the region as it relates to them and their country–is often...

Pakistan: World Environment Day

Metroblogging Islamabad on World Environment Day. “In commemoration of the same day, the Ministry of Environment and the United Nation's office in Islamabad jointly screened Al Gore's famous 2005 documentary...

Pakistan: Law, Religion and Media

chapati mystery responds to the “tunnel vision of imperialism” as displayed in a debate between Obama, Hillary and Edwards. “Edwards, Obama and Clinton may not know this – or care...

Pakistan: Military Inc.

A book named Military Inc. appears to have ruffled many feathers. At Individual Counts “All this because she has done an academic case study of the Army’s corporate interests which...

South Asia: A Brown Doctor on the telly

Sepia Mutiny on the slow increase of brown faces on American television. “I do realize that because of stereotypes about Asians we’re likely to see Asian representation on TV increase...

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