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· December, 2011

Stories about Pakistan from December, 2011

Pakistan: Images from the Manghopir Shrine

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...

Pakistan: Childhood Joys – Then and Now

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....

Pakistan: On the Construction of Contemporary Pakistani National Identity

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...

Pakistan: Some Observations On the Recent Political Rally in Karachi

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.

Pakistan: The Night Benazir Bhutto was Killed

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.

Pakistan: An Uneasy Alliance

Saad Hafiz at the Pak Tea House discusses the uneasy alliance between Pakistan and the United States

Pakistan: Politics 2.0

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...

Pakistan: Extra Judicial Killings in Balochistan

Mureed Bijenzo writes about extra judicial killings in Balochistan.

Pakistan: Journalists Are Intimidated Not To Report

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...

India, Pakistan: Harmony In Matrimony

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...

Bangladesh, Pakistan: Crowd-sourcing Stories Of December 1971

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...

Pakistan: A Holistic View On The SMS Content Filtering Saga

Fouad Bajwa provides a holistic view on the recent SMS content filtering controversy in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Protest against murder of Zarteef Khan Afridi

Beena Sarwar writes about the activities of the civic society in Hyderabad protesting the murder of Pakistani human rights activist Zarteef Khan Afridi.

Pakistan: English Should Be One Of The National Languages

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...

South Asia: Challenges to Railway Connections Between South Asian Countries

Chandan Sapkota from Kathmandu analyses the obstacles hampering the implementations of railways connection between neighboring South Asian countries.

Pakistan: Reaction on NATO's Attack Killing 24 Pakistani Soldiers

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...

Pakistan: Veena Malik's Latest Controversy Causes Social Media Uproar

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...

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