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· March, 2011

Stories about Pakistan from March, 2011

Pakistan: Liveblogging India-Pakistan Cricket Match

Ahsan Butt is liveblogging the electrifying semifinal match between India and Pakistan at the Cricket Worldcup 2011 being held in Mohali, India now.

Pakistan: Life Without Cellphone

The proliferation of cellphones in Pakistan has reached a new high and Mohammad Yusha at Chowrangi asks “is not having a cell phone weird”?

Pakistan: Paint Lahore Red

S A J Shirazi at Doodh Patti writes about a street painting competition in Lahore. Around 250 walls were painted in order to raise awareness among the masses about the...

Pakistan: License To Kill

Talkhaba interviews Robert Anderson, an ex-undercover CIA operative, who opines that “the release of Davis in my opinion is just a green light for more killings and assassinations by the...

Bangladesh: Supporting Pakistan Cricket Team

Although many Bangladeshi spectators at a quarter-final match of the Cricket world Cup 2011 in Dhaka cheered for Pakistan during their encounter with West Indies, Mezba asks “can a Bangladeshi...

Pakistan Day Celebrations: A Victory And A Sign Of Hope

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the Pakistan Resolution. Although the nation is struggling with insurgency and plethora of issues there is still a lot to celebrate - like today...

Pakistan: Protesting Against The Release Of Raymond Davis

Fatima Saleem narrates why Pakistanis are rallying behind protests against the release of the American security official Raymond Davis.

Pakistan: Investigating Loan Write-offs A Bad Idea

Feisal Naqvi at Monsoon Frog explains why the investigation into loan write-offs was a bad idea.

Pakistan: Blood Money Sets Raymond Davis Free

Raymond Davis, an American security official, was charged for two counts of murder in Pakistan and citing him as a diplomatic official the US State Department demanded his release under...

Pakistan: Citizens In Action After Minority Minister's Assassination

On the 2nd of March, an unknown gunmen shot and killed Pakistan's Federal Minister For Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti. He was assassinated for their stance on the blasphemy law. A letter...

Pakistan: Sharia Law Saves CIA Agent

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan has this question to ask to the US citizens and tax-payers: “Will the man who sometimes goes by the name of Raymond Davis reimburse...

Pakistani vs. Indian Pressure Cookers

The Life And Times Of Two Indians In Pakistan compares Indian and Pakistani pressure cookers and guess which is the winner.

The Plights of Pakistani Workers in Bahrain Protests

Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts reports on xenophobic attacks on Pakistani workers in Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain, by protesters who had laid siege to this complex.

Pakistan: What Individual privacy?

Jehan ara writes citing examples that there is an increasing trend in Pakistan to undermine the privacy of the individuals.

Fox News Foxes Its Readers On Pakistan

Kalsoom at CHUP-Changing Up Pakistan reports that Fox News misreported on a news on Pakistan sourcing from a satirical site.

Pakistan: Are Buildings Structurally Sound?

Deadpan Thoughts wonders in the wake of the recent earthquakes in japan whether most of the buildings in Karachi, Pakistan are structurally sound.

Pakistan: Letter Signing Campaign A Success

Teeth Maestro reports that the “Silence Means More Blood” letter signing campaign in Karachi arranged by Center For Democracy on Saturday, March 12, 2011 was a success with 10000 signatures...

Pakistan: Say No To Violence And Ensure Our Civil Rights

Beena Sarwar informs that Citizens for Democracy arranged a mass letter-writing campaign in Karachi today. The letters urge the Pakistan authorities to take appropriate actions to reverse the erosion of...

Pakistan: Grief And Loss And The Stripping Of a Nation’s Soul

“Pakistan’s vicious fundamentalists are stripping their nation’s soul, bit by bloody bit. God help them,” comments Dheera Shujan at South Asia Wired.

South Asia: Comparing Indian States with India's Neighbors

“India clearly has a coherent identity as the world’s largest democracy, but aggregating economic and social data on the national level, and using it to compare India to its neighbors,...

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