Stories about Pakistan from December, 2013
"Nepali leaders have a lot to learn from Mandela's statesmanship, integrity, and lack of political ambition."
"It reminds me to love and respect everybody-- something many people here tend to have forgotten."
Pakistan now has its own version of the popular Idol singing competition. The first episode of Pakistan Idol was broadcast on December 6, 2013.
Pakistan's lower house adopted a resolution expressing concern over the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah, and some claimed that the real reason for his execution was his “loyalty to Pakistan”.
During her lifetime, Ghazala Javed bravely defied Taliban pressure to stop singing and spoke up against creeping Talibanization in her hometown Swat.
Farhan at Guppu.com informs: Jamaat Islami Pakistan has declared Bangladeshi Jamaat Islami leader Abdul Qadir Molla a martyr and his execution a judicial murder. Jamaat maintains Molla was punished because of his ‘love for Pakistan’. Jamaat has also announced on its official Facebook page that Jamaat Islami Pakistan’s top leaders...
Farhan Janjua at Guppu reports a hate speech against Ahmadis. A mobile shop displayed this message “Caution: Qadianis (Ahmadis) are banned from entering.” The Ahmadi Muslims are religiously persecuted as a consequence of professing their faith.
The Taliban say they did not give a warning against praising Indian cricketer Tendulkar and are upset that they have been misquoted so far and wide since November 28, 2013.
On November 19, 2013 Internet movie Database IMDb was banned in Pakistan until the 22nd of November, when the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) ordered ISPs to unblock the website. It is being alleged that ‘The Line Of Freedom‘, a short-film on the ongoing human rights crisis in Balochistan, is the...