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· July, 2009

Stories about Pakistan from July, 2009

Pakistan: Handling The Return Of Refugees

The Government of Pakistan has finally announced a schedule for the Swat refugees outlining their return to home. Pakistani bloggers feel that a lot more needs to be done to...

Pakistan: Breaking Western Stereotypes

Pakfactor writes about a documentary called “Made In Pakistan”, which “documents the lives of four ordinary Pakistani citizens during military rule in an effort to break Western stereotypes about the...

Pakistan: Citizen Media Vs. Print Media

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi informs of a recent dispute between a blog vs. some journalists. The pkpolitics.com blog exposed some journalists on various corruption issues and some of them responded...

Pakistan: Banking Sector Blogs

Aamir Attaa at Pro Pakistani highlights two Pakistani blogs which concentrates on the Banking sector.

An Indian View On India-Pakistan Relations

Supriyo Chaudhuri at The Sunday Posts comments on the relations between India and Pakistan: “we should indeed try to create a new Pakistan based on democracy and tolerance rather than...

Pakistan: Rain In Karachi

The recent record breaking rainfall in Karachi has made the lives of Karachites miserable and Kashif Aziz at Chowrangi questions “why Karachi suffers when it rains?”

Pakistan: Guinness Record For Tree Planting

All Things Pakistan informs that Pakistan has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as a team of 300 volunteers succeeded in planting 5,41,176 mangrove tree saplings in...

Pakistan: A Fatwa To Stop Electricity Theft

Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan informs that “the Karachi Electricity Supply Company (KESC) has reportedly obtained a fatwa [religious decree] from 12 senior Islamic scholars against the theft...

Pakistan: On Recognizing Israel

Farrukh Khan Pitafi at Pak Tea House brings up the question “should Pakistan recognize Israel?”

Pakistan: Cyber Crimes Act Threatens Freedom Of Speech

Pak Tea House criticizes the move of Pakistan government to “trace SMS (or text messages) and e-mails that ‘slander the political leadership of the country’ under the vague Cyber Crimes...

Pakistan: The Unheard Stories Of Pedophilia

Sana Saleem at Mystified Justice brings up the issue of the shocking presence of pedophilia in the conservative Pakistani society and talks about the affected children living the horrors of...

Pakistan: Urdu Transliteration Tool

Saeed at PakFellows blog discusses about the latest developments in the Urdu transliteration tools for ease of computing in Urdu language.

Pakistan: The power of the Fatwa

The Karachi Electricity Supply Company (KESC) has reportedly obtained a fatwa [religious decree] from 12 senior Islamic scholars against the theft of electricity. Kalsoom at Changing Up Pakistan writes in...

Pakistan: Is the proposed E-crime bill a form of Democratic Dictatorship?

Mystified Justice wonders what purpose the proposed E-crime bill will serve other than obstructing freedom of expression. She feels that it would be much more constructive if instead, the government...

Only Pakistan can help Pakistan

While discussing the problem of the growing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Mosharraf Zaidi at All Things Pakistan comments: “Pakistan is in this mess because this is a state...

Communicating via missed calls

Uber Desi on the recent ICT research conducted by Lirneasia.net across 6 Asian countries. The findings indicate that communicating via ‘missed call’ signals is a common way for people to...

Pakistan: The President Vs. Chief Justice

Farhan at Guppu Blog discusses the recent row between the president and the chief justice of Pakistan and cautions others from using sensationalist remarks while describing the tensions as that...

Pakistan: Political Party Over Nation

Rehmat Yazdani at Islamabad Metblogs criticizes the public display of Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) flags in Islamabad and comments: “these flags are giving Islamabad a look of PPP’s own capital...

Pakistan: The Cave Dwellings of Gondrani

Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan writes about the cave dwellings of Gondrani, situated in Balochistan province of Pakistan.

Pakistan: On Halal Tube

Pakistani Blog Deadpan Thoughts comments on Halal Tube: “The latest chapter in the non conforming attitude of our religion is Halal Tube. [..] Perhaps ‘Halal Tube’ should cache ips and...

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