Stories about Pakistan from January, 2008
Lahore Nama gives us a glimpse of the violence in 1947 – when the subcontinent was partitioned.
Jahane Rumi reviews Feryal Ali Gauhar’s novel, No Space for Further Burials – that deals with Afghanistan and stereotypes.
Pickled Politics takes a closer look at Islam and Democracy, particularly in South Asia.
The Pakistani Spectator interviews Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa Agha, an independent security analyst and strategic affairs expert and the author of a controversial book on Pakistan's military.
Green Views on the state of the economy in Pakistan – a rather positive picture.
Blogging in Pakistan is getting more attention. A breakfast news show on Dawn News interviews bloggers. [Link to Google Video]
Pak Tea House on Saadat Hasan Manto – a landmark Urdu writer whose work finds strong resonance to this day.
From Algeria, Nouri the Moor objects to an LA Times article which describes slain former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto as the “first elected leader of a Muslim state.” ‘What about this guy, this guy, this guy, and this guy? Maybe they meant “the first elected female leader of a...
Diplomats from Singapore, Philippines and some other Asian countries are critical of South Korea's new Visa Policy that bars Asians from Teaching English.
The Pakistani Spectator on a radical right-wing politician in Holland who is planning on broadcasting a provocative anti-Muslim film.
Metroblogging Islamabad on how the price of wheat shot up – thanks to the government's premature calculations and policies.
All Things Pakistan asks if ringtones are un-Islamic and points out the rhetoric behind the question.
Metroblogging Lahore on a suicide bomb blast in Peshawar, creating even more tension in the country.
Voice of South on the block on political blogs in Pakistan, and how people are responding to the ban.
Pakistan Paindabad takes a funny look at Pakistan and Britney Spears.
Pak Tea House on why the government shouldn't block blogs.
Degrouchyowl tells it like it is on the complications surrounding the five prayers that she has to offer a day.
Is democracy alive? That's one persistent question in the sub-continent's political gamble on hereditary. We had our kings, our queens and we stilling can't stop rooting for our neo-political emperors, and their families. A leader was slain in Pakistan, on December 27, 2007 and hours after her departure from her...
As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors joined hands to bring us the reactions of bloggers from Japan, Haiti, Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, India, Ukraine, Singapore and Chile in this article.
Voice of South on the second youth camp South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that has brought over 60 delegates from across South Asia to Chennai for a five-day summit.
All Things Pakistan on the alarming increase in the price of food.