Stories about Pakistan from March, 2009
Pakistan: Two Documentary Shorts
Wide Angle, the Emmy-award winning international current affairs documentary series from PBS published two documentary shorts “Vote for Benazir's Blood” and “You Cannot Hide from Allah” as a part of their Pakistan at polls series. Click on the titles to watch.
Pakistan: A protest Up Close
Saad Sarfraz Sheikh at Lahore Metblogs posts some photos and first hand accounts of the protests of the workers of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) against the Supreme Court (SC) verdict that disqualified the Sharif brothers from contesting the general elections.
Pakistan: Join The Long March
Aisha Fayyazi Sarwari at Pak Tea House urges Pakistanis to stand up for democratic forces by participating in the long march and sit-in organized by the lawyer leaders of Pakistan. Aimed at restoring the deposed judges sacked by former president Pervez Musharraf, these protests will begin simultaneously from different cities...
Pakistan: Sufi Shrine Attacked
Talibans have blown up a Sufi shrine in Peshawar. Let us build Pakistan explains why they attack the shrines. Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblogs questions whether Sufism can be the savior from the current situation.
India: Responding To The Attacks On Pakistan
Sandeep Bansal at Desicritics discusses how should India respond to the terrorist attacks on Pakistan and thinks that “it is in India's own interest to take the lead and ensure stability in the region”.
Pakistan: The Blame Game.. Again..
Teath Maestro describes the blame game after the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan: “Right now, collectively, (media, bloggers, political parties and government) all search for escape goats elsewhere – primarily the focus of their diatribes (not in any order) is the US Administration, the Talibans,...
Australia: Reactions to “Cricket Terror”
Cricket, that shared legacy of British colonialism, has taken centre stage in Australian blogs following the terror attack in Lahore. This terror attack has taken bushfires off the front pages of Australian newspapers and the lead stories of the electronic media.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Attack in Pakistan
Blogging from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni is horrified by the news of the attack on the Sri Lankan cricketers, saying: “The cricketing terrorism that I know is usually some team inflicting blows on another. Then the weapons of choice are usually a red shiny ball and a wooden...
Pakistan: Inching Towards A Failed State
Muneeb Ali comments on the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore: “I must admit. I am scared. For the first time, the glaring reality that Pakistan is a failed state is sinking in. We are all waiting for a train-wreck, with everyone on board. And I believe that...
Pakistan: Terror Hits Cricket!
Today morning a dozen of gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team ahead of a cricket match with Pakistan team in Lahore. This bloody onslaught has left seven people including five Policemen dead and six Sri Lankan players were amongst the number of injured. The terrorists were armed with latest...
Pakistan: Attack Against Sri Lankan Cricket Team In Lahore
Yasser Latif Hamdani at Pak Tea House breaks the news that a dozen men attacked Sri Lanka's cricket team with rifles, grenades and rocket launchers today morning ahead of a cricket match in Lahore. A few Sri Lankan cricketers were injured and several policemen guarding the cricket team have been...
Pakistan: The Power Game
Ahsan at Five Rupees comments on the power game in Pakistan politics: “The sidelining of Amin Fahim and Aitzaz Ahsan, the continued allergy to an Iftikhar Chaudhry-led Supreme Court, the choice of Salman Taseer to play spoiler in Punjab — these are all instances (among many) of Asif Zardari being...