Stories about Pakistan from August, 2008
Pakistan: On the Hijab
Degrowchyowl from Pakistan on the intricacies of wearing a hijab – as an assertion of identity or as a reminder of one's faith.
Pakistan: Honor and Murder
All Things Pakistan asserts why tradition or religion does not justify or sanction honor killing.
Pakistan: Women and Sports
Degrowchyowl has an insightful post on sports and women in the context of Islam.
Pakistan: Applying for NICOP
All Things Pakistan on the experience of applying for a NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) card online.
CHUP! on the politics of filling the President's seat, now that Musharraf has resigned.
Pakistan: Keeping One's Word
The Pakistani Spectator on how politicians never keep their word.
Pakistan: A changing Islamabad
All Things Pakistan on how the capital city – Islamabad has changed over the years.
Pakistan: Who is the next president?
CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan is analyzing the reports and rumors that Asif Ali Zardari, the Co-Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the widower of the assassinated ex Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto may be the next President of Pakistan. Chowrangi also weighs in on this issue.
Pakistan: In tears again
All Things Pakistan is in pain after yet another suicide bomb blast in Pakistan that killed more than 70 people: “In what continues to be war on and in Pakistan, Pakistanis continue to die. Pakistan continues to cry.”
Pakistan: Musharraf's complicated legacy
Five Rupees analyzes Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf's complicated legacy and comments “it is crucial that the Pakistani public and media demand from the newly elected civilian leaders the same standard of accountability that they did so vociferously against Musharraf.”
Pakistan: Fighting economic downfall
The Fiscal year 2007-08 saw a economic downfall in Pakistan including a double figure inflation rate. In Chowrangi blog Ambreen Kazmi has some suggestions for the government showing how to counter all these challenges.
Pakistan: What next after Musharraf?
Kamla Bhatt posts a round-up of international media reactions on Pakistan President Musharraf's resignation.
Pakistan: Musharraf has Left the Building
Eight years, three hundred and five days ago a peaceful coup masterminded by a Pakistani Army General overtook the reigns of power from the then ruling corrupt leader Nawaz Sharif. It was then the promise of a new tomorrow; it was then a romantic walk towards the faint vision labeled...
Pakistan: Safe exit for Musharraf?
Chowrangi blog questions: “why Mr. Pervez Musharraf is being provided with the opportunity of safe exit?” Following the resignation of Pakistan's president Gen. Pervez Musharraf The Teaath Mastro warns that “if its a safe exit for Musharraf today there will be a safe entry for another dictator tomorrow.”
All Things Pakistan reports that Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the president of Pakistan has announced his resignation in a televised speech. His nine year long rule ended facing an impeachment and an ultimatum of the politicians. The Blog also discusses what awaits Pakistan after his resignation.
The rains have descended upon Lahore. Metroblogging Lahore shares photographs of water on the streets.
Pakistan: Independence Day
On the occasion of Pakistan's Independence Day, the authors of Pakistaniat share what they think is the essence of the country.
South Asia: For Obama
Sepia Mutiny on a popular actor of South Asian origin – Kal Penn rooting for Obama.
Pakistan: Hacking PKNIC
Made in Pakistan managed to breach PKNIC's domain management system and successfully added some big domain names to his PKNIC domain panel, exposing the loopholes in the current system.
Pakistan: Go away Musharraf!
CHUP! on the increasingly intense call for the impeachment of President Musharraf in Pakistan.
Pakistan: Covering the news
Sheetal Rajput, a journalist remembers being in Lahore to cover news and reflects on the rule of Musharraf in Pakistan.