28 Dec, 2008

Yesterday was the first death anniversary…

28 Dec, 2008

Yesterday was the first death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto. The government declared the day as a national holiday, and outside her home in Clifton, Karachi, people gathered to pay their respects. In the meantime, tension escalated between Pakistan and India as there was talk of troops build- up on both sides of the border.

For now, though, everyone recognizes this as media hype. The front-page headline, though, in today’s Dawn was about the Israeli massacre in Gaza–and the story gives a different perspective from how the news is reported in the west.

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