· September, 2010

Stories about Pakistan from September, 2010

Pakistan: Don't Feed The Rumor Mill

  30 September 2010

Kalsoom at Chowrangi is furious after reading the rumors in the Pakistani and international media that the Pakistan army is considering options for an indirect intervention in Pakistan’s political sphere. “I think we need to stop feeding the rumor mill,” the blogger writes.

Pakistan: A Journalist Seeks Protection

  30 September 2010

Habib R. Sulemani, a Pakistani journalist, writes that he is in self confinement in his house for six months to avoid assassination attempts on him. He seeks protection of the government from the persons who are trying to kill him because of his writings on taboo subjects.

Pakistan: Kashmir Needs World's Attention

  26 September 2010

Pakistani blogger Fatima thinks that Pakistan has not done enough to free Kashmiris from Indian occupation, “allowing them to live in accordance to their will”.

Pakistan: We Don't Need Education

  22 September 2010

Salman Latif criticizes the proposal of the Pakistan government for a huge cut in the budget allocation for the education sector to overcome the losses incurred during the recent floods.

Pakistan: The Economics Of The Electronic Media

  20 September 2010

“Pakistani media’s financial shortfall is compensated either by mysterious sources or the electronic-media bubble is heading for a big burst” opines Riaz ul Hassan at Cafe Pyala, in his analysis of the economics of the electronic media of Pakistan.

Pakistan: Facebook And The Flood

  17 September 2010

Sonya Rehman describes the use of Facebook and other social media tools in fund-raising and for coordination of relief for the victims of Pakistan floods.

Pakistan: Death Of MQM Leader

  17 September 2010

Dr Imran Farooq, one of the founding leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was assassinated in London yesterday. This gruesome murder in a foreign capital ignited the rumor mills in Pakistan, informs Adil Najam.

South Asia: Bloggers on ‘Burn a Qur'an Day’

  11 September 2010

In the past week pastor Terry Jones caused much controversy in the US and across the world with his planned burn a Koran day event to mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. We will look at some reactions from the South Asian bloggers.

Pakistan: Abdul Sattar Edhi, The Hope Of The Nation

  11 September 2010

Usman Gulfaraz pays tribute to the Pakistani humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi of the Edhi foundation: “for those unaware of who this man is, let me put it in a very simple way: Hollywood has Batman, Superman, The Hulk, and Spiderman. Pakistan has Edhi”.

India: Mob Mentality Here And There

  4 September 2010

A retired army officer was recently mob lynched to death in west Bengal state of India because he slapped a woman. Bellicose Bengali compares this incident with the recent mob incident in Waziristan, Pakistan.

Pakistan: Blame The Machinery Itself

  3 September 2010

Three Pakistani cricket players accused of spot-fixing scandals have been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and many Pakistanis are blaming the said cricketers for bringing disrepute to Pakistan. Salman Latif opines that Pakistanis should stop blaming the products of a corrupt machinery, but blame the machinery itself.

Pakistan: Another Attack On The Shiites

  2 September 2010

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi reports that “yesterday evening just after iftar three blasts ripped through the Yaum-e-Ali (RA) procession in Lahore.” Around 30 people died and 200 were wounded.

Pakistan: Postcards From Hell

  1 September 2010

Farrukh Zafar visited some flood effected areas in Sindh, Pakistan and posted some pictures depicting the miserable state of the flood refugees in a relief camp.