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Teeth Maestro

Teeth Maestro aka Dr. Awab Alvi has been an active blogger since July 2004 blogging at Teeth Maestro where he shares his concerns about politics and other such issues that may bug him from time to time.

Dr. Awab Alvi is a Dentist by profession with a specialty in Orthodontics (Saint Louis Univ, MO, USA) and Root Canal (Univ of Penn, PA, USA), he maintains a full time practice at Alvi Dental Hospital in Karachi (website) at Sindhi Muslim Society.

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Pakistan: Twitter Goes Through Weekend of Censorship

  20 May 2012

On Sunday 20 May, Twitter users in Pakistan suffered a total blanket censorship across all ISPs in Pakistan on order of the Pakistan Telcommunucation Authority who cited the reason as censoring blasphemous contents. However, the netizens think that the authorities were testing their url filtering service.

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Pakistan: Blood Money Sets Raymond Davis Free

  20 March 2011

Raymond Davis, an American security official, was charged for two counts of murder in Pakistan and citing him as a diplomatic official the US State Department demanded his release under Vienna convention. Davis was released after relatives of the dead received "blood money" under Islamic shariah law. Netizens raise questions.

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Facebook Is Blocked in Pakistan As It Indulges In A Controversial Campaign

  19 May 2010

After the outcry surrounding the Draw Mohammed Day Facebook page, which is campaigning for the creation of mass cartoon caricatures of Prophet Muhammed [PBUH] on the 20th of May, today the Lahore High Court ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block the entire Facebook.com domain in Pakistan till the 31st of May. Pakistani bloggers react.

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Pakistan: The Draw Mohammed Day Controversy

  18 May 2010

A controversial Facebook campaign called “Everybody Draw Muhammed Day” has irked many Muslims across the world. This has also caused an uproar in the Pakistani blogosphere and many bloggers are questioning the motives, the necessity and the hypocrisy behind this initiative.

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Pakistan: PTA Blocks President's ‘Shut-Up’ Video

  10 February 2010

YouTube.com recently faced intermittent reports of irregular inaccessibility across various ISP's in Pakistan. It turned out that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had placed an URL-specific ban on one particular video of the President's speech in a rally.

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Pakistan: Baluchistan Quake

  31 October 2008

On Wednesday morning an earthquake shook the eastern section of Pakistan tipping the Richter Scale at a massive 6.5. The most devastated region was Ziarat, a remote location in Baluchistan. It resulted in more than 300 deaths, hundreds were injured and thousands were left homeless out in the open in...

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Pakistani Bloggers on the McCain-Obama Debate

  27 September 2008

Pakistani bloggers found much to analyze in last night's televised debate between United States presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. What the US approach to Pakistan should be was a core part of discussion, since Pakistan has come under greater scrutiny in recent times and is considered a hot-spot....

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Pakistan: Musharraf has Left the Building

  19 August 2008

Eight years, three hundred and five days ago a peaceful coup masterminded by a Pakistani Army General overtook the reigns of power from the then ruling corrupt leader Nawaz Sharif. It was then the promise of a new tomorrow; it was then a romantic walk towards the faint vision labeled...

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