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· October, 2009

Stories about Pakistan from October, 2009

Pakistan: Four Issues On The Waziristan Operation

Ahsan at Five Rupees lists four things to be aware of during the Waziristan offensive against the Taliban insurgents by Pakistan army.

Pakistan: How To Spot Fake Doctors

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...

Pakistan: Students Protest Closure Of Educational Institutions

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...

Bangladesh: Conference On 1971 Genocide

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...

Pakistan: Who Is Responsible?

Talkhaba opines that both civil and military establishments of Pakistan are responsible for the present deteriorated situation of the country.

Pakistan: A Dissenting Voice On War Against Terror

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. [..]...

Pakistan: Abuse Of Religion

“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...

Pakistan: Routable GPS Map Available For Free

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...

Pakistan: The South Waziristan Operation

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.

Pakistan: The Strategy To Win Against The Attackers

“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...

Pakistan: Attacks In Lahore

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...

Pakistan: The Kerry Lugar Bill

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...

Pakistan: The Ideology Of The Army

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...

Pakistan: The Rawalpindi Raid

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...

Iraq: What Peace from Obama?

Iraqi Layla Anwar sums up reactions from Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Obama's Nobel Prize for Peace.

South Asian Bloggers On Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

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.

Pakistan: Another Shoe Throwing Incident

“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...

Pakistan: UK Visa Bureaucracy

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...

Pakistan: WFP bombing

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...

Pakistan: Video On Army Brutality

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...

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