· February, 2009

Stories about Pakistan from February, 2009

Pakistan: Déjà vu 1971?

  26 February 2009

“Zardari is doing exactly what Bhutto had done in 1971 – eliminating all challenges that may come in his way to become another “Civilian Martial Law Administrator”, comments Teeth Maestro while discussing the recent “verdict that refuses to give the democratically elected government its right to function.”

Pakistan: Honor Killings And Islam

  23 February 2009

Imam Zaid Shakir at GOATMILK: An intellectual playground reminds us that “the practice of honor killings has absolutely no sanction in the Qur’an, the Prophetic practice, or in the evolved systems of Islamic law.”

Pakistan: Caste System Still Alive

  20 February 2009

Raza Rumi at Jahane Rumi comments on casteism in Pakistan: “I live in a society where branding and group labels are essential, if not unavoidable. For this reason I am peeved that I still don’t know who I am.”

Pakistan: Water Pollution

  19 February 2009

Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan writes about the water pollution in Phuleli canal in Hyderabad and wants to “raise awareness about pollution in canals taken out from lower Indus i.e. Kotri Barrage.”

Pakistan: The Taliban Truce Deal

  19 February 2009

There is a civil war going on in Swat valley in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan for more than half a year between the Pakistani army and the pro-Taliban groups operating in that region. Hundreds of people have died and thousands of civilians have been displaced due to the...

Pakistan: Karafilm Festival

  10 February 2009

Yawar Herekar at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reviews Karachi's Karafilm Festival, an international film fest that showcases a range of movies from around the world.

Pakistan: Kashmir Day

  6 February 2009

Faisal K. at Deadpan Thoughts writes on the Kashmir day: “it remains as much of a waste as does the movement.”

Pakistan: Queer Culture

  3 February 2009

“Internet, lies, hiding and partying will not give anything to gays of Pakistan. They have to enter a political struggle. Sooner or later,” writes Shaheryar Ali at Pak Tea House while discussing the LGBT movement in Pakistan.