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Sana Saleem

The author is a blogger at The Guardian and Dawn. Her archive of published and unpublished work can be found on her personal blog.

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2 August 2010

Pakistan: Mourning Victims Of Plane Crash

On the morning of July 28, Airblue flight ED 202 flying from Karachi crashed into the Margalla Hills in Islamabad. None of the 152 crews and passengers on board survived....

16 May 2010

Pakistan: Reactions To The Time Square Bomber

Earlier this month an attempted Bomb attack at the Time Square in New York City raised security alerts across USA. A Pakistani-American man was detained in this connection which raised...

6 February 2010

Pakistan: Karachi Under Attack

On February 5, 2010, twin suicidal blasts hit mourners of the Shia sect in Karachi. The attacks came 40 days after the Ashura bombing that killed over 40 people. Bloggers...

27 November 2009

Pakistan: Take Back The Tech Campaign

In Pakistan, P@SH@ (Pakistan Software Houses Association) is pushing the Take Back The Tech initiative forward to take control of technology to end violence against women. They have already launched...

4 November 2009

Pakistan: South Waziristan- A Different Exodus

The operation against the Taliban in South Waziristan has triggered a wave of retaliations by the Taliban and has forced over 120,000 locals to flee from their houses. Bloggers discuss...

5 September 2009

Pakistan: Death On Reality Show

The death of a Pakistani reality show participant has been subject to hot debate in the Pakistani Blogosphere. Bloggers question the creditability of these kinds of entertainment shows, which lack...

31 August 2009

Pakistan: Ex President's Trial – Treason Or Revenge?

A year after the resignation the former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, leading political party Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) insists on putting him on trial for treason. Bloggers opine that the...

16 August 2009

Pakistan: Independence Day Celebrations

This year, Pakistani bloggers had launched their special campaigns to celebrate the 62nd Independence Day of Pakistan on the 14th of August. Using blog posts and Twitter messages they reflect...

9 August 2009

Pakistan: Lawyers On A Rampage

The recent news of some lawyers harassing members of civil society, journalists and the police has raised a lot of eyebrows. Pakistani bloggers remember the heroic role of these men...

8 August 2009

Pakistan: Baitullah Mehsud Possibly Killed

As the news of the death of Baitullah Mehsud, the Taliban warlord and the most wanted man in Pakistan emerged, people received it with a sense of relief and some...

7 August 2009

Pakistan: Karachi Tweet Up 2009

Google and CIO Pakistan have recently organized a tweet up, gathering more than 80 bloggers and Microbloggers at the Royal Rodale in Karachi. The unprecedented event intended to engage bloggers...

4 August 2009

Pakistan: Condemning Gojra Riots

Last Saturday riots broke out in the Gojra town of Pakistan over alleged desecration of the Holy Quran and houses of the local Christian community were set on fire leaving...

31 July 2009

Pakistan: Handling The Return Of Refugees

The Government of Pakistan has finally announced a schedule for the Swat refugees outlining their return to home. Pakistani bloggers feel that a lot more needs to be done to...

28 June 2009

Pakistan: The Hunt For Baituallah Mehsud

Baitullah Mehsud, a Taliban leader, is currently the most wanted man in Pakistan and is responsible for many recent terrorist attacks in the country. The Pakistan army has recently started...

24 June 2009

Pakistan: Rallying Against The Taliban

The Taliban presence in the tribal areas of Pakistan has been an issue of international concern in the War on Terrorism. In the aftermath of the 2007 siege of Lal Masjid,...

11 June 2009

Pakistan: Mayhem in Peshawar

Peshawar is the capital of the North-West Frontier Province and the administrative center for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. It is located on the edge of the Khyber...

13 May 2009

Pakistan: Prachinar, The Valley Of Death

Parachinar is the capital of Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The scenic valley dubbed as Pakistan’s heaven has been transferred into the valley of...

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