Stories about Pakistan from January, 2011
Pakistan: Blackwater Again?
Adil Najam writes about the very strange case of Raymond Davis, a said staff member of the US Consulate in Lahore, who shot two Pakistani men dead in a crowded part of Lahore.
Pakistan: Slogans Of Revolution
iFaqeer opines that the most exhilarating part of a street movement is often the slogans being chanted. This Pakistani blogger urges to the protesters in Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia: “I would like to request, beg, supplicate those on the ground, and watching from afar and who speak Arabic to please...
Pakistan: Wake Up Before Its Too Late
“Pakistan’s quasi-democracy might be the nation’s last chance, before a tide of part real, and part manufactured extremism engulfs the country,” opines Raza Rumi.
Pakistan: The Veenagate Controversy
Veena Malik, an aspiring Pakistani celebrity, was accused by religious hardliners of immoral behavior as she took part in the Indian reality show Big Boss. Reactions on this controversy show that Pakistan now stands divided amongst its conservative and liberal forces.
Pakistan: Lessons From Tunisia
Adnan Bashir at Pak Tea House writes what the meltdown in Tunisia means for Pakistan.
World: Humor from around the world
George shares with his readers favourite jokes from around the world from an article he read in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from an article written by Joris Luyendijk in “Startwo: Lifestyle”: “Here are some that I as visitor from Africa and any other developing country found so amusing, as it relates...
Pakistan: Earthquake In South West Pakistan
BRAC Blog informs about yesterday's 7.4 magnitude earthquake in South Western Pakistan: “there were no casualties or damage to houses or other assets.”
Pakistan: Prize Bonds Mega Scam
Shakir Lakhani writes about a prize bond draw manipulation in Pakistan where three consecutive numbers won the first three prizes.
Pakistan: Salmaan Taseer- We Buried A Man Not His Courage
The death of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer has brought to the forefront a clear distinction, on one hand are those who endorse the assassination and glorify the assassin and on the other hand those that consider his death a setback and a national loss.
Pakistan: Interior Minister Calls For Reporting Of Blasphemous Contents
Shahzad Ahmed reports in a tweet that Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has called for the “Nation” to report anti-Islam or blasphemous contents to him, so these can be blocked within 24 hours.
Pakistan: A Public Discourse Is Required
Sana Saleem proposes a public discourse between the activists and clerics to resolve the current crisis in Pakistan with a mutual consensus.
Pakistan: Protest Against Incitement To Violence
Citizens For Democracy writes a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan requesting for Suo Moto action against a cleric of the Mohabat Khan mosque Peshawar who had offered a reward for the murder of Aasia Noreen if the Lahore High Court acquits her.
Energy Crisis In Pakistan
Hamid Abbasi at Chowrangi writes about the ongoing energy crisis in Pakistan and its fall out.
Pakistan: Death Of Liberal Thought?
“Is the death of Salmaan Taseer, the death of liberal thought in Pakistan?” – questions Sepoy at Chapati Mystery.
Pakistan: There Is No Justification For Murder
Sana Saleem slams the people who are uttering words of sympathy for the killer of the Punjab governor Salman Taseer. She says: “there’s no justification for his murder, and every single one who instigated violence, has blood on their hands.”
Pakistan: A Nepali On The Assassination Of Salman Taseer
Nepali blogger Bhumika Ghimire comments on the recent assassination of the Punjab governor Salman Taseer: “Yes, the murderer was called a hero. I will not mention his name here, he does not deserve to be known. His deeds are enough to condemn him. But to honor this man by the...
Pakistan: Salman Taseer's Tragic Assassination And The Blasphemy Law
In one of the saddest moments of Pakistan's battered political history, the Governor of the Punjab, Mr. Salman Taseer was assassinated in cold blood by one his own body guards, who claims he did it because of the Governor's comments regarding the infamous blasphemy law.
Pakistan: Solidarity Day Rally for Peace
Teeth Maestro posts pictures of the Solidarity Day Rally for Peace. The rally was held on 1st January 2011 as an expression of solidarity with those suffering violence in any form, including suicide attacks, bomb blasts, target killings, kidnappings, disappearances, and torture killings in Pakistan.