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· May, 2009

Stories about Pakistan from May, 2009

Pakistan: Bloggers On Swat Relief Drive

The Observers features Pakistani blogger Teeth Maestro's humanitarian relief efforts for the IDPs in Swat region.

Pakistan: Bomb Blasts In Peshawar

Chowrangi reports that four bombing incidents “hit Peshawar and rocked Pakistan on Thursday killing thirteen people and injuring more than 120 people”. Pak Tea House says that the fight against...

Pakistan: Another Suicide Attack In Lahore

Lahore Metblogs reports that 10 people have been killed and close to 100 people were injured as yet another suicide attack was launched in Lahore targeting a police building. Five...

Pakistan: Naming Practice

“The way a society names its cities and places says a lot about its cultural history and social values,” writes Pervaiz Munir Alvi at Doodh Patti while discussing the naming...

Pakistan: Healing The Wounds Of The Past

Action For A Progressive Pakistan apologizes to Bangladeshis for the atrocities committed by Pakistan army in 1971 and criticizes the Pakistan government: “We find it unconscionable that the Pakistani state...

Pakistan: Don't Wear Western Clothes In Peshawar!

Chowrangi informs that “the men of Peshawar have been told to stop wearing the shirt and trousers and wear the shalwar kurta (Pakistan national dress) instead. This is to prevent...

Pakistan: Local Resistance Against The Taliban

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan informs that the local tribesmen near Swat Valley are forming militias (lashkars) to prevent the Taliban influence in the region. Earlier the Talibans executed many...

Pakistan: Relief Effort For IDPs In Karachi

Deadpan Thoughts writes about the relief efforts for Swat IDPs being carried out in Karachi. Pictures of relief collection are also posted in that article.

Pakistan: A Humanitarian Crisis

Pakistan has been hit by a severe humanitarian crisis as a result of the military onslaught against the Taliban insurgency in the Swat Valley. Over one million people have fled...

Pakistan: Use of Soical Media Tools In Activism

Tamara Palamakumbura of DigiActive took an interview of Pakistani blogger Dr. Awab Alvi where they discussed the use of social media tools in Pakistan by citizen journalists in reporting the...

Pakistan: Fighting Poverty Through Microfinance

Riaz Haq writes how Microfinancing, along with social entrepreneurship can help empower ordinary people in Pakistan and in other countries “to become self-reliant by lifting them out of poverty and...

Pakistan: Information About IDPs

A new website has been launched documenting reliable information, including pictures and videos about the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from FATA, Swat, Dir and Buner in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Swat Crisis Via Live Blog

The Swat Plea is a platform to support the Internally Displaced Persons [IDP's] of northern Pakistan. It has launched a live blog to collate all the buzz from blogs and...

Pakistan: Prachinar, The Valley Of Death

Parachinar is the capital of Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The scenic valley dubbed as Pakistan’s heaven has been transferred into the valley of...

Pakistan: Help The IDPs

Chowrangi blog appeals to the world community to help the 500,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Pakistan and posts ways to help them.

Pakistan: Fighting The Taliban

The Pakistan army has started to fight back to take control of several districts of the North-West Frontier Province from the Taliban insurgents. More than half a million people have...

Pakistan: Internally Displaced Persons

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan updates the latest state of the Pakistan’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are fleeing the fighting escalated by the military’s recent operations against the Taliban.

China: Uyghurs in Pakistan extradited

A blogger at The New Dominion notes that while nine Uyghurs in Pakistan have been extradited to China, the fate of others at Guantanamo remains uncertain.

Pakistan: The Tri-nation Summit

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan comments about the Obama-Zardari-Karzai summit which will be held tomorrow: “The tragedy of this trio is not just that all three countries – USA,...

Pakistan: The Army Operation In Buner

Teeth Maestro reports about the Pakistan army operations against the Talibans in Buner that “the military is targeting the civilian population instead of hideout of the militants which resulted the...

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