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Meena Menon from The Hindu bids adieu to Pakistan

Two states in a nation MEENA MENON As I was leaving Pakistan, my thoughts were on the warmth I had received, the many friendly people I had met but equally so on the intimidation I had faced from some quarters,… Continue Reading →

Rethinking Development In Pakistan

      By Q. Isa Daudpota   25 May, 2013 Countercurrents.org   Trickle-down economics invariably fails in poor countries. For long-lasting progress, development policies that are bottom-up, those that ‘put the last first’, often succeed. Ideas supportive of this… Continue Reading →

Bomb blasts cast shadow over Pakistan’s milestone election

Reuters | May 11, 2013, A woman voter holds her ballot paper and stamp while moving to a polling booth inside a polling station in Karachi on May 11, 2013. ISLAMABAD: A string of militant attacks cast a long shadow over Pakistan‘s… Continue Reading →

Pakistan’s Ashraf government makes history

PM Raja Pervez Ashraf is facing corruption allegations BBC Pakistan‘s PM has hailed as “a victory” for democracy the completion of a full term by an elected government for the first time in the country’s history. “No-one will be able… Continue Reading →

LGBT discourse & cultural imperialism in Pakistan

Thursday, 14 February 2013 22:15by Hashim bin Rashid, http://www.viewpointonline.net/ Hope for them lies in the constitutional change and culturally located critiques such as Bol. Only through these, and not US cultural imperialism, shall they be able to be reintegrated into a social… Continue Reading →

Well-known Pakistani journalist Marvi Sirmed shot at

Press Trust of India | Updated: November 02, 2012 22:42 IST Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen today attacked prominent rights activist Marvi Sirmed in the Pakistani capital. She escaped unharmed. The gunmen, who were in a black car, fired at Sirmed’s vehicle at Murree… Continue Reading →

Mumbai, Karachi press clubs for liberalized media visas

  KARACHI: The Press Club, Mumbai and Karachi Press Club have welcomed the scheduled meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister, S M Krishna, and Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, to be held in Islamabadon September 7-9, 2012.In a joint statement… Continue Reading →

Editor of Pakistani English newspaper beaten up for watching TV #intolerance

  PTI | Sep 3, 2012, 06.18AM IST ISLAMABAD: An editor of one of Pakistan‘s leading English dailies was beaten up by four men outside his home in the port city of Karachi for watching TV and listening to music. Though the… Continue Reading →

Blasphemy case: Pak imam held for ‘implicating’ Christian girl- #Rimshacase

  Islamabad, Sep 2, 2012, (PTI) : In a new twist to the blasphemy case involving a minor Christian girl, an imam in the Pakistani capital was arrested and remanded to 14-day judicial custody today for allegedly planting pages of… Continue Reading →

Death sentence for Singing and Dancing in Pakistan #WTFnews

Residents of a remote tribal village sentence two men, four women to death for allegedly violating segregation at wedding. By Nazar Ul Islam / AFP Four women and two men have been sentenced to death in northern Pakistan for allegedly… Continue Reading →

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