Stories about Pakistan from September, 2008
Five Rupees blog has posted a deep analysis on sovereignty, US incursions into Pakistan and other burning issues of contemporary Pakistan.
Teeth Maestro is furious because without concrete evidence the international media suggested that the two Somali suspects arrested in Germany were intending to join terrorists in Uganda and Pakistan.
The president of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari met with the US Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in New York recently and used flirtatious words during the discussion. It seemed more like a courtship than a political meeting. Zardari made the following comments: “You are even more gorgeous in life....
Pakistani bloggers found much to analyze in last night's televised debate between United States presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. What the US approach to Pakistan should be was a core part of discussion, since Pakistan has come under greater scrutiny in recent times and is considered a hot-spot....
Desicritics.org wonders whether the escalated tension and recent exchange of fire between US and Pakistani forces are “an engineered distraction”.
Deadpan Thoughts on Pakistan president Asif A. Zardari's ‘un-presidential’ meet with US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin: “I am not surprised neither shocked as I am sure Mr. Zardari will have many more gems for us in store as he leads this country to god knows where in the near future.“
Pakistanis are using blogs as a medium to raise their voices about an important issue regarding the biases of technology giant Google. The issue we are talking about is Google Doodles for Pakistan. Google Doodles refers to the Google's logo designs project that Google displays occasionally. Google celebrates and pays...
CHUP! (Changing Up Pakistan) posts more perspectives and eyewitness accounts of the Hotel Marriott bombing incident in Islamabad. It also informs of an initiative to help the victims.
Pak Tea House comments on Saturday's Hotel Marriott bombing in Islamabad: “It is an open political war on Pakistan, a lethal tool to destabilize Pakistan.“
CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reports that “an unknown militant group, Fidaeen-e-Islam, (‘Partisans of Islam’), claimed responsibility for Saturday’s Marriott Hotel attack.”
Pak Tea House reports that the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is gaining support in Pakistan for his stance against the USA.
Yesterday night, about 8 PM local time, Islamabad was rocked with the worst suicide attack ever in the history of Pakistan. This attack was carried outside Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. It is being said that about 1000 KG explosive material was used in this attack that resulted in the casualties...
Pakistan capital Islamabad was rocked by a massive explosion outside Hotel Marriott yesterday. A truck carrying 1000 Kg (1 ton) of explosive materials entered Marriott Hotel at around 8 PM local time and the driver blew himself up first and then the truck was blown up in a massive explosion....
Ali Usman at Pak Tea House portrays the culture and history of truck art in Pakistan.
Ymasood hails Pakistan army's order to ‘open fire‘ on intruding US warplanes raiding in Pakistan territory and comments “I can bet today that ex-General ex-President Musharraf wouldn’t have done (it)…“.
Adil Najam of All Things Pakistan discusses the growing number of rapes in Karachi and opines that the silence of the victims and the society is to blame.
Ambreen Kazmi writes in Chowrangi: “In Pakistan today there is discontent, envy, hatred and animosity and all uncharitableness. All these have resulted in economic down fall and social chaos.”
The Teeth Maestro comments on the recent firing of Pakistani troops on US troops: “…on a critical evaluation in light of the BBC report I suspect its all an orchestrated drama to salvage the cordial ties between the US and Pakistan“.
United States attacks within Pakistani boundaries are not new to anyone. A few days ago, an attack on the Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan claimed the lives of at least 20 Pakistanis. But that’s not all. It is the fifth recent attack, and it claimed no less then 20...
CHUP! on the Pakistani Prime Minister's motorcade being attacked in an attempt to assassinate him.
The Pakistani Spectator on an assassination attempt on the Prime Minister's life.