India and Pakistan, two countries that share the same region and almost the same culture, the people on both sides of the border are not that different from each other as well. However, the last 66 years have seen the nations as nothing more than rivals! With each passing day, the people, especially the younger lot has been more and more vocal and open to overlook the differences and move towards understanding and coexistence.
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Former cricket star and PTI party leader Imran Khan blamed the killing on the rival MQM party.
Alarm bells are going off in the minds of educated PTI voters and supporters with respect to the recent actions of the party. First came the appalling news about a pact signed by all political parties (PTI included) to ban women from voting in the lower DIR district of Pakistan. On behalf of PTI the agreement was signed by a Dr. Nazir. This was done in clear violation of the code of conduct established by the Election commission of Pakistan. The pretense was all too familiar, and has been used for centuries to censor women in all cultures; sadly in the Islamic world this infestation has yet to be fumigated. Essentially the agreement resolves that ‘in keeping with the local tradition the political parties and their signatories agree to disallow women from coming out of their homes out of concern for their safety and security’, which can also be translated as ‘Keep them uneducated, uninformed and subservient for all times to come’. For the record this decision officially barred 138,905 women from exercising their constitutional right to vote.
The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Adam Thomson, has said that legal action is a possibility against the chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain, if he is proven guilty for his recent statements inciting violence, in the city of Karachi.
Hussain had sparked out massive protests in his home city of Karachi with his speech earlier in the week.
Be My Slave: Pakistani Designer Aamna Aqeel’s Tasteless And Racist Fashion Shoot Sparks Outrage (PHOTOS)
There are people who are creative and have some class in their work and then there are also people who come up with tasteless stuff just to get noticed. Aamna Aqeel a Pakistani designer, who has been designing clothes for only about two years probably requires a little more attention and unfortunately falls into the latter category.
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So the highest court in Pakistan has ruled the U.S. drone strikes as illegal. The High Court in Peshawar has asked the Pakistani government (which is in the process of transition) to move a resolution against the drone strikes in the United Nations.
The air strikes which have been much-debated and criticized for violating the sovereignty of Pakistan were initiated as a “solution” to end the spreading radicalization in the country mainly originating from bordering Afghanistan militant areas. Though the U.S. (both under the Bush and Obama administration) maintains that the program has proved to be effective and there have rarely been any civilian deaths or injuries, there are various official and unofficial facts available that prove that the U.S. is quite delusional when it comes to civilian casualties.
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani urged restraint, telling his supporters to “let the law take its own course” after his son Hader’s abduction.
This is just one more indication of just how violent things have become in Pakistan. Not even the son of a former prime minister was safe.
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Thankfully, Pakistani Politician Imran Khan Is Not Seriously Injured But His Campaigning Has Taken A Serious Turn!
PTI leader, Imran Khan fell during a rally in Karachi and got pretty injured. Within minutes not only the news but the reaction from his followers to his opponents and friends was all over the internet.
Pakistan’s historic elections are taking place this weekend. This is the first time around that the country, formed in 1947, is transferring the reins of power democratically, to what is hoped to be another democratically elected government. Pakistan elections 2013, are going to be not just very significant for the country, but for the region itself.
According to a Pew research, most of the Muslims around the world tend to be deeply committed to their faith and believe that it should shape not only their personal lives, but the societies they live in as well. Not only that, many of the 38,000 Muslims in 39 countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, included in the Pew survey believed that opting to leave Islam should be punishable by death penalty.
Former President Pervez Musharraf flees a Pakistani court after a judge ordered his arrest for the sacking of several judges in 2007. His dreams of returning to political office are dealt a fresh blow.
On Thursday, he was forced to flee the Islamabad courthouse after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest, cancelling Musharraf’s bail.
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