Pakistan: Blog-o-punishment

So, there you have it! “Collective punishment” is the new black of fashionable excuses used by governments world wide. Whether it be banning blogs or bombing to the hell out of innocent civilians, “collective punishment” pretty much is the “choice” tool of the tools in power.

Following suit (of this ill-fitted logic), I smashed all the letters on my keyboard because the ‘S’ wouldn't work when I tried to type an expletive to describe a Head of State of a powerful country and it only showed up as ‘hithead’.

I've realized this policy of collective punishment will not work, as I've had to purchase a new laptop and in the end it has cost me dearly – as it will all those in power who are practicing this rather asinine policy. (Amen!)

On to this week's collection of interesting posts from the Pakistani bloggers, Jaded explains why she is disturbed; Glasshouse dissects the Musharaf Letter; Windmill picks on The Economist; Adil Najam discusses democracy in Pakistan; Sabizak shames ARY channel; Teeth Maestro highlights the PM's new policy; and finally, I present my recipe for disaster.

I am also happy to introduce Pakcast, for those who are not aware of it already. Pakcast is a weekly podcast audio dialogue between Pakistan and the West hosted by Ethan Casey and Nasir Aziz. I recommend everyone have a listen.

Now I am off to buy a new television set. I smashed the last one, as part of my collective punishment for accidentally clicking on the Fox News network while trying to switch channels.


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