Stories about Pakistan from December, 2011
Blogger Karachi Walla shares some images from a visit to the Manghopir Shrine – one of the oldest Sufi shrines located in the suburbs of Gadap town, to the North-West of Karachi.
Rabia Tirmizey at The Paradigm House points out that the meaning of joy and happiness has changed tremendously for kids in Pakistan and even the bar for happiness has risen. Simple pleasures such as those enjoyed by children of the '70s to early '90s no longer suffice.
Masood Ashraf Raja at The Pakistan Forum feels that unless Pakistan takes a critical look at its political history and restructures it's national narrative, it will continue to remain a nation that is perpetually in crisis.
On 25th December, Imran Khan's political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), held a rally in Karachi. Kalsoom at Chup! – Changing Up Pakistan makes some observations about the event.
Sami Saayer looks back the night of 27th December, 2007, and reminisces about the incidents he witnessed around him after the news of Benazir Bhutto's assassination spread.
Saad Hafiz at the Pak Tea House discusses the uneasy alliance between Pakistan and the United States
Over the last couple of days, people in Karachi were overwhelmed to receive a 30-second phone call from the famous politician Imran Khan inviting them to a political event. Teeth Maestro weighs on this innovative move.
Mureed Bijenzo writes about extra judicial killings in Balochistan.
Referring to Pakistan Army's propaganda war in 1971, The Terrorland comments: “Pakistani generals have never learned from the past! Today, they are repeating the same criminal strategy in Balochistan as journalists from other parts of the country can’t go in that province for reporting.”
The rivalry between India and Pakistan is one of the much talked about conflicts. Quite the contrast The Life And Times Of Two Indians in Pakistan blog highlights cases of cross-border marriages between Indians and Pakistanis and the challenges the bride and groom face.
December 1971 blog is an effort by some Pakistani netizens to crowd-source personal stories of December 1971, when the Pakistan Army surrendered and Bangladesh (former East Pakistan) gained victory in their liberation war against West Pakistan. The goal is to archive the human side of the tragedy from all aspects...
Fouad Bajwa provides a holistic view on the recent SMS content filtering controversy in Pakistan.
Beena Sarwar writes about the activities of the civic society in Hyderabad protesting the murder of Pakistani human rights activist Zarteef Khan Afridi.
Habib R. Sulemani introduces us to some of the new faces of Pakistan excelling English literature and thinks that English should be declared a national language along with other Pakistani languages.
Chandan Sapkota from Kathmandu analyses the obstacles hampering the implementations of railways connection between neighboring South Asian countries.
November 26, 2011 marked the death of 24 Pakistani troops as a result of a violent attack by NATO helicopters and fighter aircrafts on Pakistan Army's border posts in Mohmand Agency of FATA in Pakistan. No less than 13 troops were also injured in the attack. The attack is being condemned and protested against by politicians, journalists, religious organizations and members of the civil society ever since.
The queen of controversy, Pakistani actress Veena Malik, stirred up a new commotion when male lifestyle magazine FHM India published her nude picture on the cover page. The image has caused a social media uproar amongst conservatives in Pakistan.