Pakistan is having elections today. Violence has taken its toll though in dampening any enthusiasm. There are also worries about rigging.
I count the reasons why I won’t raise my daughter in Pakistan. The attitudes of Pakistanis towards women leave a lot to be desired and women don’t have much opportunity there.
Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated in Rawalpindi while campaigning for elections set for January 8.
آج 16 دسمبر ہے۔ آج سے 36 سال پہلے پاکستانی فوج نے مشرقی پاکستان میں ہتھیار ڈالے اور بنگلہدیش دنیا میں نمودار ہوا۔ چلیں اس تاریخ کو کچھ کھنگالیں کہ شاید ہم کچھ سیکھ سکیں۔
شعیب منصور کی فلم خدا کے لئے میں میری کی زبردستی شادی اور حبسِ بےجا نے مجھے سب سے متاثر کیا۔ لالیوڈ کی عام فلموں سے بہت مختلف یہ ایک اچھی فلم ہے اور دیکھنے سے تعلق رکھتی ہے۔
This martial law is basically a coup against the higher judiciary. While lawyers are protesting, the politicians are still inactive. This might empower the militants. The US must reject dictatorship in Pakistan.
General Musharraf has declared martial law in all but name and Pakistan is headed for the dustbin of history.
A discussion about a series of polls about political opinions in Pakistan. In short, Musharraf and the ruling PML-Q are very unpopular, Bhutto and PPP are losing their popularity too while Sharif is gaining. The religio-political leaders are losing too.
This is a great book about Bahadur Shah Zafar, Delhi and the events of 1857. It makes everything come alive. If you are interested in Indian history, it’s a must read.
The Angry Arab visits Pakistan and writes about lizards in his inimitable style. All his posts about Pakistan are worth reading.