Stories about Pakistan from August, 2009
A year after the resignation the former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, leading political party Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) insists on putting him on trial for treason. Bloggers opine that the trial appears to be a political revenge rather than a call for justice.
Faisal K. at Deadpan Thoughts is outraged by a controversy in a Pakistan school where some parents are demanding that the principal should step down because she introduced a grade 7 biology book in the curriculum which has a few pages on human reproduction system.
This year shortage of sugar supplies in Pakistan and the rise of price has affected the consumers and put a halt to the increased consumptions during the month of Ramadan. Pakistani bloggers analyze the situation.
Talkhaba informs that “a newly formed network of Pakistani Bloggers namely Union of Patriotic Bloggers for Sovereign Pakistan (UPBSP) has started (the) ‘Containment of USA’ Campaign which aims at containing US and confining it to its diplomatic role guaranteed under the international law.” Their first target was to take the...
Sepia Mutiny, a South Asian diaspora blog from USA remembers how Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy affected the lives of South Asian immigrants by playing an active role in passing the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.
LGBTI Bangladesh Blog informs that “the lone Pakistani who blogs about gay travails has decided to stop writing”. “Not in Pakistan. I cannot. Sorry,” Jalaluddin, who blogs at Tuzk-e-Jalali, wrote in his latest and perhaps last post on June 28.
Farzana Shaikh at Pak Tea House tries to make sense of Pakistan's identity crisis.
Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan discusses about the recent sugar crisis in Pakistan.
Raza Rumi at Jahane Rumi comments on the former Indian foreign minister’s remarks on Pakistan's founding father Mohammad Ali Jinnah: “Jaswant Singh's right-wing worldview can be partially pardoned for he has made an attempt to set the record straight. The vilification of Jinnah to the extent of presenting him as...
“100Pakistanis is an initiative (and blog) started with the aim of sifting through existing information on Pakistan and presenting it in a concise and revealing way, ranging from simple lists and slide-shows to animated infographics,” informs All Things Pakistan.
V. Krishna Ananth at Permanent Revolution discusses about the media hype on the recent book by former Indian foreign minister Jaswant Sing. In this book he challenged the theory that it was Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, who insisted on a separate homeland for Muslims that forced the...
In last June, when Pakistan won the world Twenty20 cup championship beating Sri Lanka in the final, the fans were overwhelmed with joy. However, their recent tour in Sri Lanka proved a disaster irking many cricket loving bloggers.
Ziyad Faisal at Pak Tea House builds his logic against the US drone attacks on Pakistani civilians: “Isn’t it abundantly clear that US drone attacks are merely providing the Al-Qaeda militants and Taliban with a wonderful propaganda opportunity, to recruit yet more people using the destruction from US attacks as...
Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan informs that Maulvi Umar, the spokesman of the Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud has been captured by Pakistan’s Frontier Corps and he acknowledged the death of Baitullah Mehsud.
This year, Pakistani bloggers had launched their special campaigns to celebrate the 62nd Independence Day of Pakistan on the 14th of August. Using blog posts and Twitter messages they reflect their thoughts on this special day.
Today is the 62nd Independence Day of Pakistan. Raza Rumi at Jahane Rumi posts his reflections on celebrating the day.
Last week Pakistan's National Assembly passed a bill to outlaw domestic violence, which aims to stem domestic violence by requiring speedy criminal trials and taking a number of measures to protect the women. Bloggers weigh in on this historical bill.
Talkhaba feels disgruntled by the decision of the Pakistani government to shut down the Lahore Food Street.
Mayank Austen Soofi at Paksitan Paindabad portrays the reactions and excitements of a visiting three member Karachi family, whom he met at the Metropolitan Mall in Gurgaon, near Delhi.
The recent news of some lawyers harassing members of civil society, journalists and the police has raised a lot of eyebrows. Pakistani bloggers remember the heroic role of these men of law in the inspirational and much successful Lawyers movement and question these actions.
Ahsan at Five Rupees discusses how the Taliban warlord Baitullah Mehsud's death will affect Pakistan's future and its war against the terror.