Stories about Pakistan from July, 2011
Global Voices Bloggers to Mentor Youth Activists from 10 Countries
Today we announce the names of 10 Global Voices bloggers and 11 activists who will be working together virtually over the next months as part of a new mentoring initiative developed by Global Voices and Activista, the youth network of international development organization, ActionAid.
Pakistan: Killing Karachi
Faisal Kapadia is lamenting on the recent political violence in Karachi and how the situation is affecting the lives of the people living in the city.
Pakistan: Motorbiking From San Francisco to Lahore
Sonya Rehman writes about the journey of 24-year old Moin Khan, who has embarked on a motorbike tour from San Francisco to Lahore. Moin will be updating his Facebook page and Twitter account regularly to share his travel experiences.
Pakistan: Demanding Justice For Saleem Shahzad
Many suspect that Pakistan's intelligence agency was behind the May 2011 abduction and murder of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, bureau chief of Asia Online. The judicial commission set up to investigate the murder is struggling from lack of help, and many fear that justice will be denied.
Pakistan: Pictures Of The Alleged MQM-ISI Joint Death-squad
Habib R. Sulemani at the Terrorland posts two photographs as proofs of the alleged MQM-ISI joint death-squad working in Karachi to execute targeted political killings.
Pakistan: Liberation Of South Sudan A Lesson
Habib R. Sulemani opines that the liberation of South Sudan has a lesson for India and Pakistan.
Pakistan: Embracing the Google+ Circles
The past couple of weeks might be forever remembered as a game changer in the realm of social media in Pakistan. It was when Google rolled out its all encompassing and challenging social behemoth of a network called Google Plus. Pakistan is crazy about social networking, so it is of little wonder that the launch of Google+ garnered so much reaction.
Pakistan: Violence In Karachi
Kashif Aziz at Chowrangi writes about the recent wave of political killings and arson in Karachi, which has left more than 100 people dead in last 4 days. The blogger accuses the government for not doing enough to stop these.