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· October, 2008

Stories about Pakistan from October, 2008

Pakistan: Baluchistan Quake

On Wednesday morning an earthquake shook the eastern section of Pakistan tipping the Richter Scale at a massive 6.5. The most devastated region was Ziarat, a remote location in Baluchistan....

Pakistan: Help the earthquake victims

Five Rupees posts some links to charities that are involved in delivering aid and humanitarian relief to the victims of the earthquake in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. Please help...

Pakistan: A 6.4 magnitude quake hits Balochistan

Let Us Build Pakistan reports that a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled the Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan today. More than 100 people have been killed and scores of people are...

Obama Presidency is better for Pakistan

Yasser Latif Hamdani at Pak Tea House argues that Obama Presidency is better for Pakistan.

Pakistan: Dealing with unwanted calls and sms

Take Back Pakistan tells: “There is a great trend in Pakistan where little kids, and I do include immature men in that category, like to call people at odd hours...

India, Pakistan: Post Colonial English Language Writers

GoatMilk discusses about the post colonial English language writers in India and Pakistan.

Pakistan: The other face of Islamic banks

Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi questions the operation of Islamic banks in Pakistan: “Are these banks Islamic? Not even close. These wolves in sheep clothing will suck your blood if they...

Pakistan, India: Old trade route opened

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reports with backgrounds: “Today, India and Pakistan between their respective parts of Kashmir, reopening an old trade route across the Line of Control [LoC] for...

Pakistan: Tribal leaders targeted by militants

Chowrangi reports that tribal leaders are being targeted by militants in Pakistan: “They are aiming at the very infrastructure of the tribes…They kill tribal leaders and elders who are local...

Pakistan: Devaluation woes

Pro Pakistan discusses the devaluation of Pakistan currency (Rupee) and the impact felt by the common people. “Our leaders are doing nothing for us except looting us,” the blogger complains.

Pakistan: Suicide attacks

Pakistan Historian writes a short history of suicidal attacks and opines: “Pakistan is now the main target of suicide bombers”.

Pakistan: Understanding ‘Media Mujahideen’

Manzoor Chandio at Pak Tea House writes on the growing phenomenon of urban Talibanism and critiques some columnists and anchorpersons of English and Urdu newspapers and TV channels of Pakistan...

Pakistan: Daredevil elctricians

All things Pakistan writes about the daredevil electricians of Pakistan who risks their lives everyday to work on distribution and transmission lines.

Pakistan: Choices in an arranged marriage

The view from behind my specs… shares some hilarious moments showing how the matter of silly choices can dictate the proceeding of an arranged marriage in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Young apostates

Why are some young Pakistanis leaving Islam? Achelois: a retired goddess has some guesses.

Pakistan: Still ignoring the stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh

“The politicians in Pakistan religiously issue statements each year bemoaning the plight of the stranded Pakistanis,” Raza Rumi writes about the stranded Pakistanis (Biharis) in Bangladesh and the appalling life...

Pakistan: Violence continues

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan informs that strings of bombings continued in Pakistan targeting the security forces in recent days as a direct response to the army offensive against Islamist...

India, Pakistan: Death by religion

Diganta Sarkar at The New Horizon comments: “the religion first eats non-religious, then the other religions, then starts eating the self. Pakistan has already arrived at the last stage. India...

Pakistan: Zardari again?

Teeth Maestro critiques yet another quote of Pakistan president Asif A. Zardari that caused much uproar in Pakistan. He mentioned that the militant Islamic groups operating in Kashmir are “terrorists”...

Pakistan: Negotiation with the Talibans

Pro Pakistan opines: “NATO and Americans have always objected on Pakistan for negotiating with the Talibans but the irony of the matter is that today they are themselves calling for...

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