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· November, 2013

Stories about Pakistan from November, 2013

Pakistan Government Blames Social Media for Fanning Sectarian Clashes

Following a deadly sectarian clash in Rawalpindi city, manipulated photos of the event quickly spread on social media, inspiring false 'revenge' attacks in different parts of Pakistan, according to authorities.

VIDEO: Fighting Pakistan's YouTube Ban, One Hug at a Time

A YouTube mascot roams Karachi in protest of Pakistan's ban of the video-sharing website in a recently released clip. "If you want me back, hug me," the mascot says.

Pakistan's IMF Bailout Brings Painful Rise in Inflation

As Pakistan attempts to keep the International Monetary Fund happy by slashing subsidies, hiking power tariffs and increasing revenue, inflation has grown sharply, severely impacting ordinary citizens.

Tendulkar's Retirement: ‘Cricket Will Never Be the Same’

In some ways my feelings towards Tendulkar were ambivalent and they oscillated between love and dislike, depending whether he was playing against Pakistan or not! Whereas the feeling has oscillated,...

VIDEO: Tear-jerking Google ‘Reunion’ Ad Warms Hearts Across India and Pakistan

An emotional ad by Google India showing how their search engine can help reconnect long lost friends across borders has gone viral across India and Pakistan.

Infographic: Pakistan's Failing Education System

Sixty-nine percent of women and 50 percent of men in Pakistan cannot read or write according to Alif Ailaan (A for announcement), an alliance for education reform leading a communication...

Peace Unlikely as Pakistan's New Taliban Chief Swears Revenge

The Pakistani government has shelved planned peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban, following the election of a new chief who doesn't seem interested in talks or peace.

#GVMeetup Karachi: Finding Family in an Unexpected Place

"Global Voices may raise hidden voices across the globe, but it is a voice within itself. A family you can trust," Ismail Vohra writes about his first encounter with GV.

Pakistani Newspaper Dawn's Taliban-Sized Typo is Shared Widely

An acronym mix-up between Imran Khan's popular political party and the Pakistani Taliban raises questions on Twitter - was the typo a genuine mistake, propaganda or a Freudian slip?

Turk-Arab Youth Congress: Middle East Needs Greater Regional Cooperation

Global Voices author from Pakistan Fakiha Hassan Rizvi attended the 2nd Turk Arab Youth Congress (TAYC) held in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct 25-27, 2013 and reports what she learned.

Pakistani Taliban Leader's Death by Drone Triggers Relief, Anger and Fear

The drone attack comes as the Pakistani government was putting a team together to hold peace talks with Mehsud's Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Proposed Law in Pakistan Would Pave Way for Human Rights Violations

A proposed law in Pakistan meant to give more teeth to anti-terrorism legislation would allow law enforcement to perform searches without a warrant and take away right to bail.

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