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· February, 2014

Stories about Pakistan from February, 2014

Lahore Brigade Working To Solve Civic Problems

The first meetup of the Lahore Brigade members took place on Sunday, 23 February, in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The brigade consists of civic hackers – software developers,...

Pakistan, Stay Out of Syria's Civil War

A day after a tiny news items titled, “Saudi Arabia ‘seeking Pakistani arms for Syrian rebels” appeared in Pakistani newspapers, political blogger Ahsan Butt posts a provocative piece warning Pakistan's...

10 Reasons Why I Do Not Want Shariah In Pakistan

One of the Taliban negotiators pulled out during a recent talk with the Pakistan government demanding that the agenda includes the strict imposition of Sharia law. Pakistani Blogger and Journalist...

Photos from The Fashion Pakistan Week

Fashion blogger Amara Javed posts photos from the ongoing Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi showcasing the Summer 2014 collections by many Lahore designers.

Social Media Rallies to Help Comatose Pakistani Student in US

US officials finally extended Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa's visa so he can continue receiving treatment there following a November car accident that left the exchange student in a coma.

Film Documents America's “Invisible” Drone War in Pakistan

"We speak to journalists, activists and experts inside and outside of Pakistan about the consequences of the strikes in the tribal FATA region."

The Only Pakistani at the Sochi Olympics Taught Himself to Ski on Wooden Planks

While he has growing up in northern Pakistan, close to some of the highest slopes in the world, Mohammad Karim taught himself to ski on home-made equipment made by his uncle from...

Controversial Sindh Festival Accused of Risking Ancient Ruins for Flashy Kickoff

The festival celebrating the rich and vast cultural heritage of Sindh drew ire from some for its decision to hold the theatrical opening ceremony at the ancient ruins of Mohenjo-daro.

Tanqeed's Bi-Weekly List of Recommended Readings On Pakistan

Tanqeed, a quarterly magazine on politics and culture on Tumblr, is an experiment in critical reflection on Pakistan. It is a blogzine, a scrapbook and a reporters’ notebook. This year,...

Pakistani Superhero Ms. Marvel

It's a comic book. And yet, while I did a lot of laughing [it's got a lot of funny moments] I also couldn't stop the tears. Because I was so...

Pakistani Journalists on Taliban Hit-List

The Taliban have issued a fatwa against some Pakistani media houses and prepared a hit list with the names of two dozen journalists and publishers.

Taliban Play Trump with Peace Talks in Pakistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said regardless of the recent deadly attacks by the Taliban, Pakistan hopes that its talks-first approach will help end the violence in the country.

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