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Farhan Janjua

The author is Regional Editor Middle East at, award winning blogger; runs blog portals and AARPIX, internet marketing consultant, and an activist. He Can be reached on Twitter @FarhanJanjua and profile blog

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Latest posts by Farhan Janjua

19 December 2013

Pashto Singer Ghazala Javed's Ex-Husband Sentenced to Death for Her Murder

During her lifetime, Ghazala Javed bravely defied Taliban pressure to stop singing and spoke up against creeping Talibanization in her hometown Swat.

8 December 2011

Pakistan: Reaction on NATO's Attack Killing 24 Pakistani Soldiers

November 26, 2011 marked the death of 24 Pakistani troops as a result of a violent attack by NATO helicopters and fighter aircrafts on Pakistan Army's border posts in Mohmand...

17 August 2011

Pakistan: Youth Gets Justice After Video of Extra-Judicial Killing Emerged

On June 8, 2011, a 19 year old boy was shot dead at point blank by a Pakistan Rangers personnel in Karachi. Video footage emerged showing that the boy was...

13 February 2011

Pakistan: Protests Against Impunity for US Diplomat Raymond Davis

Raymond Davis, an American diplomatic staff, is under investigation for the double murder of two Pakistani motorcyclists in Karachi, Pakistan. Following the US demand to release Davis, the protesters took...

30 November 2010

Pakistan: The Desperation Cards

There has been a lot of mismanagement of the donations collected for flood relief in Pakistan. The methods of distribution of reliefs and utilizing those funds for other purposes have...

8 June 2010

Pakistan: Bloggers Reject Religious Hatred

93 innocent lives were lost when the Ahmadiyya religious community was attacked in Lahore around a week ago. Pakistani bloggers, netizens and activists have denounced the attacks in strong words.

3 March 2009

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...

5 December 2008

Pakistan: Deadly Bomb Blast in Peshawar

Peshawar, the capital of the North-West Frontier Province in Pakistan was rocked with a high intensity car bomb blast today. The car was parked near the assembly hall laden with...

1 December 2008

Pakistan: Bloggers Meetup in Lahore

On November 23, 2008 more than 100 Pakistani bloggers gathered in Lahore in a meetup, the first of its kind in the city. The event was organized by LUMS IEEE...

29 November 2008

Pakistan: Blame Game On Mumbai Terror – The Blogosphere Speaks

Recent terror attacks in Mumbai have seriously disturbed and complicated the on-going peace dialogues between India and Pakistan. Where Indian officials are not hesitating to point fingers to Pakistan, the...

27 November 2008

Pakistan: Blogosphere Stands United With India Against Terrorism

Pakistani bloggers have reacted and strongly condemned the terrorist attacks carried out in Mumbai, India at 11 PM local time yesterday (November 26, 2008). It was expected that these attacks...

9 November 2008

Pakistan: Obama the Revenge!

For years, many people in Pakistan hated the policies of US President George W. Bush. Most Pakistanis believed that the policies of Mr. Bush to fight terrorism were failed policies. Yes...

29 September 2008

Pakistan: Zardari flirts and the Blogosphere reacts

The president of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari met with the US Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in New York recently and used flirtatious words during the discussion. It seemed...

25 September 2008

Pakistan: “Hey! Why is Google ignoring us?”

Pakistanis are using blogs as a medium to raise their voices about an important issue regarding the biases of technology giant Google. The issue we are talking about is Google...

21 September 2008

Pakistan: Another 9/11, We are Burning

Yesterday night, about 8 PM local time, Islamabad was rocked with the worst suicide attack ever in the history of Pakistan. This attack was carried outside Marriott Hotel in Islamabad....

8 September 2008

Pakistan: “Yet Another Cowardly Attack by the US”

United States attacks within Pakistani boundaries are not new to anyone. A few days ago, an attack on the Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan claimed the lives of at...

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