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· November, 2007

Stories about Pakistan from November, 2007

Pakistan: A brief history of Swat

Chapati Mystery explains the issues surrounding Swat in Pakistan.

Pakistan: A sad story?

Azad Forever on political turmoil and on how far Pakistan has come.

Pakistan: From General to Mr.

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.

Qatar: Dubai Closes Pakistani TV Stations

“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...

Pakistan: The biggest problem

The Pakistani Spectator on illiteracy in the country and why the government needs to take quick action.

Pakistan: Protest at Punjab University

More updates on student protests against the actions of a specific political body at the Punjab University at Metroblogging Lahore.

Pakistan: Musharraf and Laughs

Among other things, the Emergency provokes some people to make fun of Pervez Musharraf. More at Chapati Mystery.

Philippines: Pakistan Woes

Citizeninmars asks what the main political actors in Pakistan really want.

Pakistan: No discussion in newspapers please

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: Media and the UAE

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.

Pakistan: Who is Protesting?

All Things Pakistan on the protests in Pakistan, who the participants are and what the situation is really about.

Pakistan: Anti Jamait Protest

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: Bhutto and the Emergency

Pakistan Policy on Benazir Bhutto's likely role in the current political scenario.

Pakistan: Activism and the Emergency has a letter from an activist lawyer, who writes about living under the “increasingly brutal emergency”.

South Asia: Nathuram Godse in 1949 on Nathuram Godse, who was executed on 15th Nov 1949 for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.

Pakistan: High School Kids Protest

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...

India: An interview with Wafa Sultan

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...

Pakistan: Arresting Imran Khan

Metroblogging Lahore has an account of the arrest of Imran Khan at the University of Punjab.

Pakistan: Medal of Freedom

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.

Pakistan: Protests and Beyond

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...

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