Stories about Pakistan from November, 2007
Chapati Mystery explains the issues surrounding Swat in Pakistan.
Azad Forever on political turmoil and on how far Pakistan has come.
Musharraf is finally stepping down from the post of Chief of Army staff, and is to be sworn in as a civilian President. More at All Things Pakistan.
“One of the ugly fallouts of the state of emergency in Pakistan was the media crackdown by Musharraf's regime,” writes Qatar-based blogger Abdurahman Warsame, who adds that the UAE closed down two Pakistani television stations.
The Pakistani Spectator on illiteracy in the country and why the government needs to take quick action.
More updates on student protests against the actions of a specific political body at the Punjab University at Metroblogging Lahore.
Among other things, the Emergency provokes some people to make fun of Pervez Musharraf. More at Chapati Mystery.
Citizeninmars asks what the main political actors in Pakistan really want.
Not only does Musharraf get GEO TV to shut down in the UAE, but now the orders are to not discuss the issue in newspapers. More on Pakistan Politics.
Pakistan Politics on Musharraf's influence getting to the UAE – resulting in the Pakistani news channel Geo TV being shut in the UAE as well.
All Things Pakistan on the protests in Pakistan, who the participants are and what the situation is really about.
At the University of Punjab, events take a turn as students protest against IJT – who played an important role in getting Imran Khan arrested.
Pakistan Policy on Benazir Bhutto's likely role in the current political scenario.
PakistanPolitics.net has a letter from an activist lawyer, who writes about living under the “increasingly brutal emergency”.
ExecutedToday.com on Nathuram Godse, who was executed on 15th Nov 1949 for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
A student protest in Islamabad voicing opinion against the emergency imposed in Pakistan [YouTube Link]. The high school kids got lathi-charged (Baton Charge) right after the footage finished according to Chapati Mystery.
Cuckoo's Call has the transcript of an interview with Arab-American psychologist, Wafa Sultan, shown on Al Jazeera TV, where she talks of being a secular human being and the idea of “clash of civilizations”.
Metroblogging Lahore has an account of the arrest of Imran Khan at the University of Punjab.
Support for people opposing Musharraf comes in various ways. All Things Pakistan on Harvard Law School's decision to award (former) Chief Justice Iftikar Chaudhary with the Medal of Freedom.
Chapati Mystery on how protests will continue beyond the first few days. “These nascent protests will not go away. In fact, they have awakened a new segment of the civil society against The General.”
The Pakistani Spectator has a slightly different take on the Emergency, thanking Musharraf for what he's done so far.