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· June, 2010

Stories about Pakistan from June, 2010

Pakistan: Perils Of Mixing State With Religion

Pakistani blogger Ayesha N. Rashid at Pak Tea House opines that “The 1974 decision to mingle state with religion developed the country (Pakistan) into an intolerant society.”

Pakistan: What Is Blasphemy?

“What is Blasphemy?” This question has been drawn in numerous discussions after the the recent banning of certain websites in Pakistan. Shaista Kazmi & Azhar Aslam at Teeth Maestro has...

Pakistan: Banning The Internet

Reacting on the recent court verdict of Lahore High Court, which may lead to banning of an entire range of websites, Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan explains “why banning...

India, Pakistan: On Friendship Between Two Countries

Chowrangi questions why do Indians and Pakistanis have to hate each other?

Pakistan: Millat Facebook

Simbsi at Lawanai Sparashawe reviews Millatfacebook, Pakistan's answer to Facebook. An excerpt: “Millatfacebook was a very pathetic attempt to cash in on the anti-Facebook sentiment.”

Pakistan: Global Political Economy

Anas Muhammad at Pakistan Foreign Policy blog discusses about Pakistan's global political economy.

The Idea Of Pakistan And The Sects

Pakistan Historian discusses about Pakistan as an idea, which appealed to all sections of Muslim society in India in the 1940s.

Pakistan: Budget Sans Public

Raza Rumi at Pak Tea House criticizes the lack of public consultation in the budgetary processes in Pakistan.

Pakistan: The First Feminist Tech Exchange

Jehan Ara at In The Line Of Wire reports on the first Feminist Tech Exchange in Pakistan which is taking place in Islamabad.

Pakistan: The Business of Football

S A J Shirazi at Light Within discusses how Pakistan, which once supplied ‘85% of the total world demand for high-quality hand-stitched inflatable balls’, is losing business to India and...

Pakistan: Playing cricket online

Yousuf Rafi offers feedback on Howzat – an online cricket game made by Pakistani students which, according to him, is ‘a complete package of fun, enjoyment and time pass’.

Pakistan: Seeking sanity

Fatima Ajmal in a post at Teeth Maestro points out the need for greater awareness regarding mental health in Pakistan, removal of social stigmas associated with mental illness, and calls...

Pakistan: Bloggers Reject Religious Hatred

93 innocent lives were lost when the Ahmadiyya religious community was attacked in Lahore around a week ago. Pakistani bloggers, netizens and activists have denounced the attacks in strong words.

Pakistan: A new budget is announced

At All Things Pakistan, blogger Adil Najam discusses the recently announced national budget for 2010-2011.

Worldwide: Demonstrations for Palestine

Roba from Jordan published pictures from different demonstrations world wide against Israel's last attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, in Holland, Greece, Egypt, United Kingdom, Lebanon, Pakistan, Malaysia, Sweden, France,...

Pakistan: Education and domestic abuse

Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi wonders why women's education has failed to offer a panacea against domestic abuse.

Pakistan: Reviewing Sex and the City 2

Blogger Kalsoom goes to watch Sex and the City 2 and comes away with the feeling that the film not only fails to engage the Arab/Muslim/Middle Eastern woman, but it...

Pakistan: Attacks Against Ahmadi Community In Lahore

Sana Saleem at Mystified Justice criticizes the “indifference of people, the authorities, and the media towards the attacks against the Ahmadi community in Lahore on Friday.”

Pakistan: Living In Denial

Bilal Qureshi at Pakistan Foreign Policy blog comments that the “denial and blindness to emerging internal threats has turned Pakistan into a global hub of terrorism and the country itself...

Social Networking Sites Made In Pakistan

South Asia Wired reports that during the period of the recent Facebook ban three social networking sites from Pakistan have emerged and gained popularity.

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