· April, 2010

Stories about Pakistan from April, 2010

India, Pakistan: Please Discuss

  28 April 2010

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan urges the prime ministers of India and Pakistan, who are in Bhutan to attend the SAARC Summit, to start bilateral talks and to keep talking.

Pakistan: First E-Village Starts Operation

  23 April 2010

Babar Bhatti informs that the first “E-Village” has been launched in Pakistan: “the village of Mira Bagwal has been wired with 2 MB Broad Band internet connection and provided access to medical professionals.”

Pakistan: Karachi Music Scene

  21 April 2010

“This is about a Karachi from a very different time. A Karachi that moved to a very different beat,” – comments Adil Najam at All Things Paksitan while discussing about the Karachi music scene from the 1960s into the 1970s.

Bhutan: South Asian Leaders Meet For SAARC Summit

  18 April 2010

Bhutan is in a flurry of activity, gearing up for the upcoming SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit. Here the South Asian leaders will discuss about issues like climate change, poverty alleviation, economic cooperation and curbing terrorism and will try to find a common ground.

Pakistan: Abbotabad Riots

  15 April 2010

Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan writes about the recent riots in Pakistan which claimed at least seven lives: “mobs in Haripur, Mansehra, and Abbottabad (in Hazara) blocked roads, chanted slogans, and burned tires — all in the name of a name”.

Pakistan: Karachi Literary Festival

  13 April 2010

Raza Rumi at Jahane Rumi comments on the Karachi Literary Festival: “It is heartening to see how events such as this can take place, and the hope they can instill, in the land of suicide bombers, adventurers and charlatans.”

India, Pakistan: Sania-Shoaib Mania Rolls On

  12 April 2010

The Shoaib Malik and Sania mirza wedding controversy rolls on as the media is feeding on the mania and millions of people in India and Pakistan remain engrossed with the story. As the couple prepares for their marriage overcoming obstacles, the diatribes continue elsewhere.

Women's Rights In Pakistan

  8 April 2010

Pakistani women are subject to increasing abuse and rights and opportunities are disappearing from them gradually. The absence of protection of law and lack of implementation of existing laws are worsening their plights. Pakistani bloggers discuss the situation.

Pakistan: Energy Saving Bulbs

  3 April 2010

Deeda-e-Beena at All Things Pakistan blog informs that to tackle the recent energy crisis, the Pakistan government has decided to import 30 million energy saver bulbs for reportedly ‘free’ distribution.

Pakistan: Constitutional Reform

  1 April 2010

Raza Rumi at Pak Tea House congratulates the signing of the draft 18th amendment of the constitution of Pakistan, which will scrap the changes done by the previous dictators.