Stories about Pakistan from October, 2009
Ahsan at Five Rupees lists four things to be aware of during the Waziristan offensive against the Taliban insurgents by Pakistan army.
A recent report in a local newspaper asserts that some 70,000 fake doctors with bogus degrees are operating throughout Pakistan. Kamran Brohi points out to a facility in the Pakistan Medical And Dental Council Website with which one can check the registration status of a doctor from an online database.
When the Pakistani leaders are seemingly not doing enough, local citizens and bloggers are filling the vacuum. Students in Islamabad and Karachi are protesting in the streets denouncing all acts of terrorism and the indefinite closure of educational institutions and some bloggers took interviews of the protesters. Kalsoom at CHUP!...
Mash attended the 2nd conference on the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide organized by the Human Rights Institute and the Bangladesh Genocide Study Group at Kean University and posted about it in his blog Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying. “The focus was on eyewitness accounts, documentation and memorialization of the...
Talkhaba opines that both civil and military establishments of Pakistan are responsible for the present deteriorated situation of the country.
Liaquat Ali Khan at Pak Tea House opines: “under coercion, Pakistan has started a civil war that will consume its economy, national security, and tear apart its social fabric. [..] It is not yet too late for Pakistan to return from the precipice of national suicide. Pakistan must take a...
“The trend of moulding religion to suit one’s needs instead of amending ones own behavior to suit the needs of religion is a symptom prevalent even amongst the so called liberal and educated classes of our country,” comments Pakistani blogger Tayyab at Deadpan Thoughts.
Teeth Maestro informs that “independent efforts by a group of volunteers have finally paid off to present a fully routable GPS map for Karachi (& Pakistan) available FREE to the general public.”
Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan updates on the status of the day 3 of the Pakistan army's South Waziristan offensive against the Talibans.
“For the people of Pakistan, however, the worst aspect of the attacks is that attackers belong to us. It is the trauma of being hit by our near and dear ones,” comments Azhar Aslam at Teeth Maestro on the recent suicidal attacks in Pakistan. He proposes some strategies to win...
Pakfactor reports on today's coordinated multiple militant attacks in Lahore targeting Pakistan’s police forces. Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblogs comments: “what makes all Pakistanis proud is the sacrifice of life that our soldiers and policemen are making to fight terrorism and to protect common citizens like you and me.”
The Kerry Luger bill is a non military aid package for five years granted to Pakistan by USA. The stringent and dictating conditions along with this bill have instigated a lot of debate in Pakistan and agitated its bloggers as well.
Ayesha Siddiqa at Pak Tea House comments on the ideology of the Pakistan army and the civil society at large: “the country’s ruling elite and the military have traditionally used a particular aspect of religion to gain strategic dividends. While they can conveniently claim to have retained their secularism and...
Indian blogger The Acorn comments on the attackers who raided the Pakistan army’s General Head Quarters (GHQ) complex: “they broke a psychological barrier by striking at the heart of the Pakistani military-jihadi complex.”
Iraqi Layla Anwar sums up reactions from Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Obama's Nobel Prize for Peace.
US President Barack Obama received the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize today. Bloggers and micro-bloggers from South Asia are expressing their reactions on the news.
“Another frustrated but conscientious youth tried to hit an American with shoe,” reports Talkhaba at Pakistan Desk. Yesterday a Karachi University student threw a shoe at Clifford May, a visiting American journalist and president of a conservative think tank narrowly missing the target. Muhammad Hussain, the shoe thrower, told the...
Deadpan Thoughts describes the humiliations and complications faced by Pakistanis to obtain an UK visa and opines that the government of Pakistan should “link the renewal of all British diplomat’s Pakistani visas with the same process (we) ordinary Pakistanis have to go through.”
Last Monday, a suicide bomber detonated eight kilograms of explosives inside the Islamabad office of the World Food Program of United Nations which killed five people, including four Pakistanis. Kalsoom at CHUP! has details.
Teeth Maestro discusses a video published online which depicts human rights abuse by a Pakistani Army Major while conducting an interrogation. Netizens are claiming that there is an attempt to censor the sites which posted the video.
Just for Pakistan blog is apparently being blocked in Pakistan and can be accessed through proxies, as per a statement published in the blog.