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· September, 2009

Stories about Pakistan from September, 2009

Pakistan: Who Is Running The Country?

The US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson’s recent statement on Quetta shura raised a controversy in Pakistan. Teeth Maestro poses the question in reaction: “Who’s actually running Pakistan? The Americans...

Pakistan: Banned drug available at pharmacies

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi informs that a banned drug called Metamizole is readily available at pharmacies in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Karachi The Next Swat

Khaled Faroqi at Pakistan Desk opines that the movement of Taliban Leadership from Quetta to Karachi can force the city to suffer the same consequences as FATA or Swat.

Pakistan: The way we are treated at US airports

“As a friend of progressive forces, and as an American who is proud to be an American, I urge the United States government to re-consider this policy of secondary searches...

Pakistan: Adventurous Eid Rides

Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan posts pictures of some adventurous rides available in Pakistan during the Eid festivities.

Mobile-empowered to serve you better

The mobile phone has grown to be a tool that enables, farmers, small traders and service providers to take information-based decisions, thereby leading to their economic empowerment

Pakistan: Vanishing Parks

Faisal at Deadpan Thoughts writes about the encroaching religious institutions and the vanishing parks of Karachi.

South Asia: Celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr

Yesterday Muslims in many South Asian countries celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Many bloggers exchanged greetings and shared their rituals and traditions.

Pakistan: The Origin Of Railways

Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan writes about the origin of railways in Pakistan. “The first line from Karachi to Kotri (1861) was constructed primarily to reduce the journey time...

Pakistan: Back Home And Starting A New Life

After nearly two months of living in squalor in temporary camps the displaced people of the Swat region of Pakistan were allowed to go back home from July 13th. Although...

Pakistan: Shifting The Blame For Stampede Death

Kalsoom at CHUP: Changing Up Pakistan informs that yesterday at least 19 women were killed in a stampede while collecting food in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Karachi. “In...

Pakistan: Do Not Link Us With Afghanistan

“Whenever Pakistan is linked with Afghanistan, Islamabad reacts sharply and angrily because Pakistanis have been leading the fight against the Taliban on their own, unlike Afghanistan where Americans and NATO...

Pakistan: The Missing Persons

Over 650 people are missing across Pakistan who are presumed to be abducted, imprisoned and in most cases tortured by intelligence agencies. To discuss these disappearances, Sana Saleem interviews Amina...

Egypt: Prison Awaits Those who don't Fast in Ramadan

For the first time in Egypt, the Ministry of Interior arrests Muslims who eat and drink in public during the fasting month of Ramadan. Marwa Rakha has the story.

Pakistan: Martyr Certificate

“I can’t aggregate words to describe what this image says. It is a Martyr Certificate” exclaims Pak Factor after posting an image of the martyr certificate awarded by Tehrik-i-Taliban to...

Pakistan: Illegal Number Plates

Naeem Sadiq at All Things Paksitan brings up the issue of an increasing irregularity in Karachi, Pakistan where many cars are carrying illegal number plates and the authority is doing...

Pakistan: Death On Reality Show

The death of a Pakistani reality show participant has been subject to hot debate in the Pakistani Blogosphere. Bloggers question the creditability of these kinds of entertainment shows, which lack...

Pakistan: Secret US Base In Gharo, Sindh

Pakistan Ka Khuda Hafiz informs quoting sources within the Pakistan Navy that: “certain high-ranking individuals within the Naval forces are involved in secret construction of operational facilities in Gharo, Sindh,...

Pakistan: A Reality Show Death

The death of a reality TV show contestant in Pakistan in an accident while filming the show has generated much debate among online and offline communities. Kalsoom at CHUP discusses...

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