Stories about Pakistan from June, 2010
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.”
“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 details.
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 the Internet in Pakistan may actually be a good thing”.
Chowrangi questions why do Indians and Pakistanis have to hate each other?
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.”
Anas Muhammad at Pakistan Foreign Policy blog discusses about Pakistan's global political economy.
Pakistan Historian discusses about Pakistan as an idea, which appealed to all sections of Muslim society in India in the 1940s.
Raza Rumi at Pak Tea House criticizes the lack of public consultation in the budgetary processes in Pakistan.
Jehan Ara at In The Line Of Wire reports on the first Feminist Tech Exchange in Pakistan which is taking place in Islamabad.
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 China.
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’.
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 for framing of better mental health policies.
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.
At All Things Pakistan, blogger Adil Najam discusses the recently announced national budget for 2010-2011.
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, Turkey, India, Italy, Canada, Spain, Belgium, United States, Bulgaria and Austria.
Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi wonders why women's education has failed to offer a panacea against domestic abuse.
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 also condescendingly labels them en masse as victims of an oppressive patriarchal society.
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.”
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 is a ticking time bomb.”
South Asia Wired reports that during the period of the recent Facebook ban three social networking sites from Pakistan have emerged and gained popularity.