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· January, 2009

Stories about Pakistan from January, 2009

Pakistan: Lawyers And The President

Teeth Maestro discusses about the recent controversy regarding Pakistan president Zardari's remark on the lawyers’ protest.

Pakistan: Review Of Chicago, The Musical

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan posts a review of Karachi’s production of Chicago, the renowned musical about the city of Chicago in the 1920s.

Pakistan: Where Is The Love For Culture?

Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblogs opines that Pakistanis are losing their cultural identity: “Isn’t our love for arts, culture, literature and our own aesthetic identity fading away?”

The Balkans: Urbanization

The Unforgiving Minute writes about urban development in the Balkans and elsewhere.

Pakistan: Taliban ban music in buses

Deadpan thoughts reports that after banning shopping for women in the troubled North of Pakistan, the Taliban threatened to ban all music and videos shown in public buses in their...

Pakistan: Seeking Donation For A Private School

Kashif Aziz at Chowrangi shares an interesting ‘Pledge Form’ distributed by one private school in Karachi, asking parents to donate money for construction of its main campus.

Pakistan: Walking on Burning Coal

All Things Pakistan criticizes an inhuman tribal practice in Pakistan in which a person has to walk on burning coal to prove innocence.

Pakistan: Paypal and Ebay Services Required

In The Line Of Wire posts an open letter to eBay and PayPal asking why their services are not being offered for Pakistan, a country of 170 million people.

Pakistan: Crackdown On Mumbai Attack Suspects

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reports that 124 people were arrested in Pakistan in a crackdown on groups allegedly linked to the terror attacks in Mumbai, India.

Pakistan: Gentrification in Pakistan

All Things Pakistan tells all about gentrification in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Low Intensity Blasts in Lahore

Skb at Lahore Metblogs reports: “During last two hours, Lahore experienced four blasts near Alflah building on Mall Road and the recent, fifth blast is just heard near Tamaseel Theatre...

Pakistan: The Infamous Lahore Smog

Light Within explains the reasons behind the deadly winter smog the Lahore city of Pakistan is witnessing since 1987.

Pakistan: National Security Adviser Sacked Over Mumbai Terrorist Row

Five Rupees reports that mayhem followed after Maj. Gen. (R) Mahmud A. Durrani, the Pakistan Prime Minister's National Security Advisor admitted to media today that the the lone surviving Mumbai...

Comparison of military strength of Israel and the Palestinians

Baithak posts an extensive comparison of military strength of Israel and the Palestinians.

India, Pakistan: Proofs on Mumbai Attacks

India produced a dossier of evidence on the Mumbai terror attacks to Pakistan, which termed it as “insufficient”. The New Horizon takes a closer look at the evidences.

A Rap Tribute to Benazir Bhutto

Über Desi posts an YouTube video of a rap tribute to Benazir Bhutto, the assassinated ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, by her 18 year old daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto.

Pakistan: Power Shortage

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan writes about the load-shedding problem in Pakistan.

Pakistan: State of the Punjabi Language

Aamna at Lahore Metblogs discusses about the state of Punjabi language in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Bloggers Discussion Forum Launched

Teeth Maestro reports that a Discussion Forum has been relaunched in Pakistan to address the bloggers’ agenda. Here is the link of the forum http://bloggers.pk/forum.

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