Stories about Pakistan from April, 2011
Pakistani blogger Tazeen comments on the UK Royal Wedding: “If I am not wrong, our weddings are better than any royal affair. We serve better food to our people.”
Imagine how it is to live in Pakistan; a place where a day without any suicide bombing or drone attack can make the news, where citizens have to deal with emotions such as shock, rage, discomfort and a deep sense of helplessness on a daily basis.
“Urdu stands at the brink of artistic and aesthetic extinction,” opines Pakistani blogger Salman Latif.
Hamid Abbasi at Chowrangi criticizes the deaf and dumb policy of the Pakistan government regarding Balochistan.
Kalsoom at CHUP! Changing Up Pakistan highlights Nabiha Meher Sheikh, a freelance writer based in Lahore, who explains why she supports the burqa (full face veil) ban in France.
The recent ban imposed by France on burqa (niqab), the Islamic face veil, has created a lot of buzz across the different blogosphere of the world. Some South Asian bloggers are discussing this issue.
Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts welcomes the steps by the Education Ministry of Pakistan to update the text books and supplementary materials for both students and teachers of primary and secondary schools, which were pending for so long. In states like Sindh & Baluchistan they were not revised in the...
Salman Rashid at Doodh Patti highlights two stone circles in Pakistan which have been dated between the 14th and 12th century BCE.
Sepoy at Chapati Mystery posts pictures of street food in Lahore and discusses how the people enjoy food there.
“Pakistani media and its civil society cannot abandon their duty to highlight the woes of all those Baloch who are being killed, tortured or abducted” – comments Raza Rumi while discussing about the secession movement in Balochistan and the repression of the authorities.
Naeem Sadiq at Teeth Maestro points out an interesting fact: “each day as the flags are lowered at the Wagah border, Indian and Pakistani guards high-kick and stamp their feet in a vulgar display of aggression, anger and animosity.” The blogger wants this daily dose of hatred to be stopped.
Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan reports that a suicide bombing attack on the shrine of a 13th century Sufi saint in District Dera Ghazi Khan in Pakistan killed more than 40 people. The murder was committed by a teenager, who himself is a victim in so many ways.
Chapati Mystery introduces the ‘Resettling the Indus’ project, which is an initiative of professionals from Pakistan dedicated to resettle the victims of last years devastating floods.