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· December, 2009

Stories about Pakistan from December, 2009

Best South Asia Books of the 2000s

Amardeep at Sepia Mutiny lists the best of the South Asia related books published in the 2000s.

Pakistan: Arson Attack After Bombing

Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts comments on the widespread rioting and arson attack immediately after the suicide bombing on Shiite procession in Karachi last Monday.

Pakistan: Pictures Of Bomb Blast in Karachi

Karachi Metblogs posts some pictures of yesterday's bomb blast at MA Jinnah road in Karachi.

Pakistan: Bomb Attack On Shia Procession

Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reports that today “a suicide bomber attacked a Shia procession commemorating Ashura in Karachi, killing at least 25 people and injuring 50.”

Pakistan Was Meant To Be A Secular State

Haji Adeel of ANP party has stated that Pakistan was meant to be a secular state and it should now become a republic. This message has sent ripples in the...

Pakistan: Debunking Myths About Shias

There are some myths and misconceptions in Pakistan about the Shia sect of Muslims. Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts starts a series to debunk those myths.

Pakistan: Jihadi Culture On The Rise

“Despite ‘war on terrorism’ and Pakistan’s war against Taliban and massive propaganda against Muslim militants ‘Jihadi culture’ is on rise not only in FATA but in various parts of Pakistan,...

Pakistan: An Eye For An Eye

Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan criticizes a recent verdict at a Lahore court which ordered that two men will have their ears and noses cut off as punishment...

Pakistan: Negligence in Medicare

Sana Saleem at Mystified Justice discusses about the recent cases of negligence in medical service in Pakistan and urges everyone to be more vigilant.

Pakistan: Wedding Season

Its winter and marriages are happening everywhere in Pakistan as its unofficially the wedding season. Muhammad Rizwan at All Things Pakistan has details.

Decisive Period For South Asia

Jay at Desicritics explains that 2010-2011 will be a crucial Period for South Asia.

Pakistan: Soul Searching For 1971

Raza Rumi at All Things Pakistan remembers the end of the nine month long liberation war of Bangladesh (freedom of Bangladeshis) and the fall of East Pakistan on 16th of...

Pakistan: Fighting back the enemy within

Pakistani blogger Bilal Qureshi points out that the time has come for citizens to be realistic, to stop taking the traditional route of blaming India and collectively fight back the...

Pakistan:No festivities beyond midnight for bride and groom

Absar at the Pakistan Desk writes about how the government intends to kill two birds with one stone by putting restrictions on wedding festivities beyond midnight.

Why does homosexuality need an etiology?

Pakistani blogger buttersisonlymyname pens her thoughts at Bazm-e-Rindaan, on the various ongoing discussions trying to explain homosexuality. According to her, ‘trying to ‘explain’ homosexuality is a heteronormative, and even sometimes...

Five Americans arrested in Pakistan: Following the story

Kalsoom at Chup Pakistan provides a detailed round-up of the news of 5 Americans recently detained in Pakistan in connection with an alleged raid on militants.

Pakistan: Wake Up!

Absar at The Mafia blog comments: “to bring back Jinnah’s Pakistan, we must come out of our shells of idleness”.

Pakistan: Bolster National Pride

Pakistani blogger Teeth Maestro advocates a two-pronged approach towards the war against Taliban; military and the instillation of national pride.

Pakistan: Bomb Attack In Rawalpindi

“Light Within” informs that today a terrorist attack on a mosque located in Rawalpindi, Pakistan took lives of a number of people.

Pakistan: List Of NRO Beneficiaries

Adil Najam discusses about a recently released list of 8000 persons including the president of Pakistan and 34 Pakistani politicians who have benefited from the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), promulgated...

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