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· August, 2011

Stories about Pakistan from August, 2011

Pakistan: What Eid Should Be Like?

Hira Khan at Pak Tea House portrays what a model Eid celebration should be like, from a humanitarian perspective.

Pakistan: Praying For Shahbaz Taseer

Shahbaz Taseer, the son of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, was kidnapped in the broad day light in Lahore. Many Pakistani netizens are sharing their shock and are joining in...

Pakistan: Education, The Last Hope

As the socio-political crisis in Pakistan gets out of hand, emphasis on education is being stressed by civil society. This push mainly is due to the hope that maybe, just...

Pakistan: Help The Flood Affected People

The recent floods in Pakistan has displaced over a million people. Beena Sarwar highlights the relief efforts so far and lists the ways you can help the flood victims.

Pakistan: Islamic Televangelist Caught Out by Behind-the-Scenes Video

Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, a Pakistani Islamic televangelist and host of numerous religious shows, has been criticized after a behind-the-scenes video was released. The video depicted Dr. Amir, a notable...

Pakistan: Killing Of Protesters Enrage People Of Gilgit-Baltistan

Habib R. Sulemani at The Terrorland reports that police indiscriminately fired on the protesters demanding for basic rights in Gilgit-Baltistan. An ex-soldier and his son were killed and many more...

Pakistan: Youth Gets Justice After Video of Extra-Judicial Killing Emerged

On June 8, 2011, a 19 year old boy was shot dead at point blank by a Pakistan Rangers personnel in Karachi. Video footage emerged showing that the boy was...

Pakistan: Celebrating Independence Day

This year, on August 14, Pakistan's Independence Day was celebrated with jubilation not only in the streets but also in the blogosphere. Netizens posted about Pakistan, praying for its prosperity...

Pakistan: Ramadan Over The Top On TV

“Almost every notable Pakistani entertainment channel has a Ramadancentric talent or game show hosted by a decked up popular star,” notes Syed Manzoor Suharwardi at Pak Tea House.

Pakistan: Google Doodle Celebrating Independence Day

Spring Of Autumn celebrates the fact that Google had put up a special doodle for its search page on Pakistan's Independence day.

Pakistan: Netizens Protest Moral Policing On Art Curator

A few days ago police stormed into Nairang Art Gallery in Lahore. The raid was carried out on the pretext that the female curator of the gallery was wearing a...

Pakistan: The Good And Bad Of Observing Ramadan

Salman Latif lists some good and bad practices in the Pakistani society during the month of Ramadan.

Pakistan: The Plights Of The Flood Victims

Faisal Kapadia blogs from a medical camp for the flood affected people in Khowrah of Sindh province in Pakistan and comments: “although the floods of last year may be over...

Pakistan: Review Of A Blockbuster

Zia Ahmad posts a critical review of Bol, the recently released blockbuster movie in Pakistan.

South Asia: The South Asian American Digital Archive

V.V. at Sepia Mutiny features the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), which is systematically documenting and preserving the history of the South Asian American community since 2008.

Ramadan Recipes: Feasting After Fasting

As the month of Ramadan begins, Maria Grabowski has started a list of blog links to some wonderful Iftar recipes. Please do share your favorites, too!

Pakistan: Generals And Democracy

Habib R. Sulemani opines that in Pakistan the military is calling the shots no matter who is in power in the country. He also opines that: “Members of the parliament...

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