26 Apr, 2009

The news from Pakistan continues…

26 Apr, 2009

The news from Pakistan continues to flood in, underscoring Pakistan’s nuclear bomb and the ‘taliban’s’ proximity to Islamabad. I find myself asking where were these questions inLink 2007, when...

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09 Apr, 2009

A frightening video

09 Apr, 2009

A frightening video (shot by someone using a mobile phone, who spoke to Dawn news) appeared on YouTube, depicts the flogging of a young teenage woman in Swat. The...

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05 Mar, 2009

Today's bombing of the Sri Lankan…

05 Mar, 2009

Today’s bombing of the Sri Lankan cricket players has left people both inside and outside Pakistan reeling. In her IPS story, Beena Sarwar says, “…(the) armed attack on the...

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18 Feb, 2009

The Pakistani government has reached…

18 Feb, 2009

The Pakistani government has reached a ‘truce’ with the Taliban forces in Swat. Read more in Dawn, The News editorial and the Independent. The situation continues to be dire...

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09 Feb, 2009

The news from Swat…

09 Feb, 2009

The news from Swat continues to be dire. Beena’s opinion piece was published today in Dawn and BBC News is publishing a diary by a schoolgirl in Swat. In...

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07 Jan, 2009

Another day trip…

07 Jan, 2009

Another day trip, this time to Sehwan Sharif, a city I have always wanted to visit. Here, Mohurrum is observed with dedication by all, shias and sunnis alike. The...

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30 Dec, 2008

Our expedition to Hala and Bhit Shah…

30 Dec, 2008

Our expedition to Hala and Bhit Shah is born spontaneously. But that’s how things happen around here. Sometimes, one can plan and organize, and even still nothing moves. But...

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13 Sep, 2008

Now that the US is openly sending…

13 Sep, 2008

Now that the US is openly sending troops and airplanes into northern Pakistan, the situation is getting more tense. Pakistani Prime Minister Gilani has stated that Pakistan can defend...

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26 Aug, 2008

1931-2008 Poet Ahmed Faraz

26 Aug, 2008

1931-2008 Poet Ahmed Faraz passed away today after a month of struggling with coma. Faraz Chacha, you will be remembered with love and respect. # # #

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20 Aug, 2008

beena's post on…

20 Aug, 2008

Beena’s post on the CNN Blog after Mush resigned.

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