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· December, 2008

Stories about Pakistan from December, 2008

Pakistan: Top Ten Pakistani Bloggers

S A J Shiraji at Light Within blog lists his favorite top ten Pakistani bloggers.

Pakistan: Remembering Benazir Bhutto

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan wonders if Benazir Bhutto had not been killed would things have been different for Pakistan?

The Current State of the India-Iran Pipeline

The New Horizon writes on the recent state of the ‘India-Iran Pipeline through Pakistan’ on the wake of the Mumbai attacks. The Acorn thinks: “It’s a bad idea to interlock...

2008: A turbulent year for South Asia

Looking back on the events that rocked South Asia in the year 2008 we see that terrorism took the center stage in many places in this region. This was also...

Pakistan: Policies Regarding NWFP

Manzoor Ali Shah at Pak Tea House argues that the policies of Pakistan government regarding the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) need a paradigm shift.

India: No War with Pakistan

The Acorn quotes the Prime Minister of India to confirm that there is no war ahead with Pakistan, at least initiated by India.

Pakistan: Winning The Best South Asian Blog Award

Teeth Maestro from Pakistan has been selected as the best South Asian Blog at the Brass Crescent Awards. Congratulations!

UAE: On being white and speaking Urdu

Lucky Fatima is a white American who lives in Dubai – and speaks Urdu. In this post she writes about how white privilege affects the way her language skills are...

Pakistan: Love Of Arabian Language

The view from behind my specs… comments: “everyone in Pakistan seems to have some strange affiliation with the Arabic language.” Read the post to learn why.

Pakistan: The forgotten silence of 1971

Raza Rumi at Pak Tea House discusses the tragic events of 1971 that lead to the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan: “The truth is that we as a state and...

Pakistan: Airforce On High Alert!

Tensions are apparently running high between India and Pakistan as Lahore Metblogs reports: “Pakistan Air Force today conducted vigilance exercises throughout the central Punjab and North-Eastern parts of the country...

Pakistan: A beauty queen's slip

In a recent CNN interview, the 24 year old Natasha Paracha, Miss Pakistan World, was heard saying “…as Pakistanis we have to stand up and condone what has happened in...

Pakistan: Letting The Children Watch The Slaughtering of Animal

Achelois: a retired goddess comments on the animal sacrifice in Islam and the tradition of letting children watch the slaughtering: “I believe that there is no need or reason for...

Community Maps For Pakistan

Dinakar writes on the community map making efforts in Pakistan: “Surprisingly Pakistan cities are being rapidly updated by the community, how on earth can we imagine that we have an...

India, Pakistan: Asking for ‘proof’ only to deny them

Diganta at Horizon Speaks posts videos broadcast in a Pakistan News Channel which show that the captured Mumbai Terrorist Kasav is from Pakistan. He comments: “They are asking for ‘proof’...

Bangladesh, Pakistan: Keeping in the dark

On December 16, 1971 the Pakistan army in Bangladesh unconditionally surrendered to the joint Indian and Bangladeshi forces. Mash at Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying unravels the false...

Pakistan: A Tribute to Fountain Pens

Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan remembers the lost art of fountain pens.

South Asia: Desi Podcast

Pass The Roti On The Left Hand Side introduces Radiostan, a monthly radio show for the Desis, also available as a podcast in many formats. Radiostan brings you the pulse...

India, Pakistan: Airspace Violation And Foreign Relations

All Things Pakistan comments on the recent alleged violation of Pakistan airspace by Indian fighter jets: “It is all too easy for things to escalate.”

Pakistan: Crack Down On Militants

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reports: “On Thursday, Pakistan moved to ban the Jamat-ud-Dawa, the Islamic charity organization that has been linked to Lashkar-e-Toiba, the militant group that many believe...

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