Stories about Pakistan from October, 2010
Pakistan: Paypal Denied
Faisal Khan updates the struggle of Pakistani net users to bring Paypal to Pakistan.
Pakistan: Who’s perception is this?
Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts questions the transparency and methodology of the Transparency International's Pakistan operation and the validity of its corruption perception index.
India: Kashmiris commemorate ‘Black Day’
“On Wednesday, New Delhi imposed curfew in four districts of Jammu and Kashmir Valley and thwarted the protest march to the United Nations office”, informs Pakistani blogger Rehmat.
Pakistan: Citizen Media Playing A Crucial Role
Sonya Rehman describes how grass-root citizen journalism is on the rise in Pakistan.
Pakistan: Another Video Of Abuse By Pakistan Army Appears
“Yet another video can be seen on you tube where apparently Pakistani Army severely beating up the suspected militant,” informs Teeth Maestro.
Pakistan: Marriage Of Convenience
Tamashbeen at All Things Pakistan finds it disgusting that 23-year old Azhar Haidri of Multan, Pakistan has become a media celebrity by marrying two women within 24 hours – the woman he was engaged with and the woman whom he claims as “his true love”.
Pakistan: Ethnic Violence In Karachi
“Karachi continues to be the target of alleged ethnic killings as death toll of such targeted killings has reached an alarming 75 in the past four days,” informs Guppu.com.
Pakistan: The Case Of Missing Persons
CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan discuses about the Pakistan’s missing persons, “people who have disappeared under the government label of ‘terrorism suspects’ since the 9/11 attacks.”
South Asia: Bloggers Discussing Water Issues
A number of South Asian bloggers have participated in the Blog Action Day 2010, which focuses on the theme 'water'. Let us look at what some of them are discussing about.
Pakistan: Art Exhibition To Raise Fund For The Flood Relief Efforts
“The Sanjh set (101 cards) [..] tells a story of how artists of Pakistan came forward to share the miseries of fellow countrymen in real need by offering their art work that moved people to buy and contribute to the (flood) relief efforts”, informs S. A. J. Shirazi at Lahore...
Pakistan: 100 Million Mobile Phones
Babar Bhatti at All Things Pakistan informs that “Pakistan now has 100 million mobile phone subscribers” and tells what it means for the country.
Pakistan: The Role Of Political Islam
Feroz Khan at Pak Tea House discusses the importance of reducing the role of political Islam.
Pakistan: Judiciary Is The Lifeline
Fatima Saleem at Change-Dignity-Prosperity opines that in Pakistan the “only possible change is through judiciary now”.
Pakistan: Twin Blasts at Karachi Sufi Shrine
Yesterday two suicide bombs struck Abdullah Shah Ghazi (a sufi) shrine in Karachi, killing at least 10 people and injuring at least 50 others. Fahad Desmukh posted in his blog some eyewitness reports recorded at the shrine just after the blasts occurred.
Pakistan: A Patriarchal Society
“From a teenager girl to mature women; every female in Pakistan faces the problem of being harassed by her male counterpart. Wherever she goes from a school to the market she is not secure in terms of being teased by males,” comments Hifsah Saeed at Chowrangi.
Pakistan: In Search For A True Leader
“Pakistan needs a sovereign and honest leadership”, says Dr. Arif Alvi at Teeth Maestro.
Pakistan: More Relief Missions
Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts describes in details about the 9th flood relief mission of the OffroadPakistan group to Shikarpur.
Pakistan: Army's Extra-judicial Killing Video
While the Pakistani blogosphere has remained mostly silent about the surfaced internet video showing men in Pakistani military uniforms executing six young men in civilian clothes, Asim Aquil at Pakistan Defence Forum says: “could be anybody, no need to speculate on who. Anybody with a camcorder can make such a...
Pakistan: Pervez Musharraf’s New Political Party
The Pakistani Spectator reports that former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s unveiling of plans to launch his own political party, the All Pakistani Muslim League, “has created ripples of disbelief in Pakistan, London and cyberspace”.
Pakistan: Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Case – A Veiled Mystery
A recent verdict by a Federal Court in Manhattan, sentencing Pakistani neuro-scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui an imprisonment of 86 years, has sparked reactions all over the world. Dr. Siddiqui was detained with her three children in an Afghanistan prison without trial for many years and was finally charged with attempted murder of US officers while in detention.