Stories about Pakistan from July, 2009
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 ensure their safety and for their rehabilitation.
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 country.”
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 by publishing articles in a Pakistan daily.
Aamir Attaa at Pro Pakistani highlights two Pakistani blogs which concentrates on the Banking sector.
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 pakistanizing the whole region based on violence and chauvinism.”
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?”
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 a day.
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 of electricity, which is costing the company 1 billion rupees ($12.3 million) a month.”
Farrukh Khan Pitafi at Pak Tea House brings up the question “should Pakistan recognize Israel?”
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 Act.” Mistakenly forwarding a joke about the president via SMS can cost someone a 14-year prison sentence and properties seized.
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 their past.
Saeed at PakFellows blog discusses about the latest developments in the Urdu transliteration tools for ease of computing in Urdu language.
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 this post how the idea of a major corporation using religious fatwas to give religious legitimacy to their cause is...
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 was to focus its energy on dismantling the illegally operated, infamous,provocative and inflammatory FM radio channel broadcast by Maulana Fazlullah...
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 that does not deal with small problems until they become big problems,” and “in the long run, only Pakistan can...
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 save on calling costs.
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 can incite fresh political agitations.
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 rather than Pakistan’s capital.”
Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan writes about the cave dwellings of Gondrani, situated in Balochistan province of Pakistan.
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 compare them to ‘YouTube’ to do a study on how many Muslims actually watch ‘halal stuff’.”
CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan informs that according to the recent polls most Pakistanis view Talibans as critical threat to them.