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· August, 2010

Stories about Pakistan from August, 2010

Pakistan: A letter to the youth

  31 August 2010

Usama Khilji at Pak Tea House writes a letter to the youth of Pakistan asking them to prove their worth and their love for the country by being involved, standing up and questioning any wrong deeds around them.

Pakistan Flood: Relief Efforts By PKKH Team

  29 August 2010

The team of bloggers of Pakistan Ka Khuda Hafiz (PKKH), Pakistan's leading alternative policy institute, has launched a massive relief effort for the flood victims called ‘Mere Log’ (meaning My People). On Thursday they have reached Thatta and Makli city with food, clean drinking water and medical supplies.

Pakistan: Another Match Fixing Scandal

  29 August 2010

Hamid Abbasi at Chowrangi is shocked by the news of another match fixing scandal of some players of the Pakistan cricket team and opines that “this is nothing less than a betrayal to the nation.”

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South Asia: Bloggers On The ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

  29 August 2010

The recent debate on the planned Islamic Center/Mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, USA has been reverberated in many blogospheres around the world. In this post we will look at snippets of some interesting conversations on this issue by a number of South Asian bloggers.

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Pakistan: Relief Efforts – Report From The Ground

  27 August 2010

Some times it requires a real experience to truly feel the magnanimity of a situation. In this post we share some reports from Global Voices author Salman Latif in Multan who recently went to the Muzaffargarh and Mehmood Kot region in Pakistan to distribute relief to the flood victims.

Pakistan: Field Notes From Doctors Of A Relief Team

  25 August 2010

“If there is anything the government should learn from this flood, it is to take education and women empowerment more seriously,” reports Dr. Syed Nabeel Zafar in a medical field note from Sukkur in Sindh province of Pakistan.

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Pakistan: Netizens In Action Helping Flood Victims

  24 August 2010

The floods in Pakistan have so far claimed more than 1600 lives and affected about 20 million people who are in dire need of relief and aid. Pakistani young netizens are traveling across Pakistan to distribute relief and they are making their actions visible though live blogs, Twitter, images and videos.

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Pakistan: Horrid Act of Mob Shock The Citizens

  23 August 2010

Pakistanis are in shock as the news and video of the brutal mob-lynching of two teenage brothers in front of police and an enthusiastic crowd in Sialkot were aired on local media. Netizens question why this savage act was allowed to happen without any opposition.

Pakistan: Step Up For Relief Efforts

  19 August 2010

Teeth Maestro writes about a second relief mission of OffroadPakistan and MotorSports Club of Pakistan and asks other Pakistanis to step up their efforts as they simply cannot wait for the state of flood victims get worse.

Pakistan Flood Incident Reporting System Based On Ushahidi

  18 August 2010

Raza Rumi at Pak Tea House reports in details about the Ushahidi Crowdmap engine powered Pakistan Flood Incident Reporting site, which acts as a crowd-sourcing “data portal designed to gather comprehensive and dynamic information on disaster-related variables”.

Google assists Pakistan flood relief efforts

  17 August 2010

Jehan Ara at In The Line Of Fire informs that: “Google has created a crisis response page (Urdu) that hosts a variety of tools and compiles information about the disaster, including the latest news from local media sources, any available satellite imagery of the affected areas, and ways to donate...

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A Quiet Independence Day for Pakistan

  17 August 2010

Given all the pain and gloom that surrounds the life of an ordinary Pakistani today, it is no surprise that this year's independence day was a quiet affair. Bloggers assert that the nation is still strong enough to bounce back.

Pakistan: Mobile Operators Respond to Flood Relief Calls

  16 August 2010

There are a number of international mobile operators in Pakistan who are responding to flood relief requirements. Telecomistan blog highlights that approximately PKR 238 million in funds have been pledged by three Mobile Operators as donation.

Pakistan: Killings In Balochistan

  16 August 2010

Apart from the recent devastating floods Pakistan has other problems to tackle. Hamid Abbasi at Chowrangi points out to the recent brutal ethnic killings of Punjabis by members of a terrorist/liberation movement in Balochistan.

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