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· January, 2012

Stories about Pakistan from January, 2012

Pakistan: Moral Policing of Dating Couples Gets TV Show Axed

In a recent live Pakistani television show, a group of middle aged women were seen scouring the parks of Karachi to hold accountable the couples dating without their guardians' knowledge....

Pakistan: Hate Campaign Against Ahmadis In Rawalpindi

Naeem Shamim reports that “Banners and posters containing hate content and threats against Ahmadi Muslims are being displayed at many significant places” in Rawalpindi city near the Pakistani capital Islamabad.

Pakistan: Moral Policing On TV

Raza Habib Raja criticizes moral policing efforts in a Pakistan TV show which generated much controversy.

Pakistan: Imran Khan's Rally A Social Media Milestone

Umair Mohsin thinks that Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek Insaf's successful rally on 25th December, 2011 was a major social media milestone for Pakistan. Umair posts a social media case...

Pakistan: Hate Speech Against Ahmadiya Muslims

Saira Ahmad condemns sectarian Jiyalas’ hate speech against Ahmadiyya Muslims. The blogger thinks it was a major crime of the PPP as well as other parties in Pakistan’s parliament in...

Pakistan: Another Journalist Assassinated

Tazeen comments on the recent assassination of journalist Mukarram Khan Atif: “deaths and journalists’ murders are a sad reality in Pakistan, but what irritates me most is the way local...

Pakistan: Bigotry Or Blind Hatred?

Sana Saleem reports that on last Saturday evening a group of men attacked a church in Manghopir because children were singing carols which allegedly disrupted their prayers.

Pakistan: In The Time of Rumors

Recently rumors about a military coup were being pushed along by TV channels and were all over on social media in Pakistan, especially on Twitter. The Twitterati were informing each...

Pakistan: Khutba On A Plane

The life and times of two Indians in Pakistan describes an incident where a Pakistani pilot delivered a khutba (mini sermon) for 10 minutes on a regular flight.

Pakistan: Blog Awards 2011

Mureed Bijenjo provides a critical comment on the recently announced Pakistan Blog Awards 2011.

South Asia in 2011: A Year Full of Controversies and Protests

2011 was an eventful year. We have seen extensive use of social media in South Asia to discuss many controversies and protests. In this post we highlight Global Voices South...

Pakistan: One Year After Salmaan Taseer’s Murder

Pak Tea House explains how Salman Taseer's murder has woken up Pakistanis and a lot of concern and awareness about the minorities and finding justice is evident after one year.

Pakistan: Jamat-ud-Dawa – Pakistan's Own God's Army

Salman Latif warns about the activities of banned extremist outfit Jamat-ud-Dawa, which is fueling anti-Indian sentiments in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Influence Of Social Media

“Social Media has been constantly following and commenting on the political happenings in Pakistan and is slowly building a strong grip on the electronic media within the country,” comments Fouad...

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