Pakistan

10.03.2014

Pakistan – Death dances in Land of Peacocks

Pakistan – Death dances in Land of Peacocks

Top story of this week is from the Land of Peacocks (Tharparkar) Sind. Tharparkar is in Sind Province. It is called a land of peacocks. There is not even a single stream of fresh water in the region. However, in Nagarparkar there are two perennial springs, named Anchlesar and Sardhro. »

19.02.2014

Pakistan – news of the week

Pakistan – news of the week

Though all top stories of the week revolve around a single phrase,“violence and negotiations to deal with violence”, I want to highlight one story that was taken up by a few TV channels and newspapers. On Monday night 11 students of the Mass Communication Department of the Islamia University of… »

10.02.2014

Pakistan report: Negotiations and Drones

Pakistan report: Negotiations and Drones

One of the top stories covered and highlighted by print and electronic media in Pakistan this past week was the negotiations between Thereek-e-Taliban and the Pakistan Committee in transition. One of the members of the Taliban Negotiation Committee, Lal Masjid Khateeb and a member of the Taliban-nominated committee Maulana Abdul… »

02.02.2014

Pakistan report – Nor happiness, nor majesty, nor fame

Pakistan report – Nor happiness, nor majesty, nor fame

Main highlighted stories in the electronic and print media this past week were about violence and strategies to deal with the violence, except one underlined story in which Saudi ruling elites offer an old style economic deal, a barter system. The top story (highlighted by a few channels) was about… »

20.01.2014

Pakistan – unfortunate week for children

Pakistan – unfortunate week for children

This week can be considered unfortunate week for children due to incidents of road accidents, suicide bombings, domestic violence and sexual abuse. According to various media reports at least 25 people including 18 students died in a horrific road mishap near Nawabshah, Sindh, last Wednesday. Sindh government has announced Rs… »

12.01.2014

Pakistan: top media stories 6 to 10 January 2014

Pakistan: top media stories 6 to 10 January 2014

There were four stories this past weekend that captured the mood of the country in the media. First story was about trial of former president and (retired) General Pervez Musharraf in a high treason case under Article 6 for subverting the Constitution, in 2007. He did not appear… »

06.01.2014

Pakistan: reflections on a year of change – 2013

Pakistan: reflections on a year of change – 2013

It is difficult to wrap up this perplexing and transitional phase of 2013 in short as it was full of turmoil and new happenings. Overall this year of 2013 in Pakistan was a year of fears, anxieties, hopes and transitions because all top class positions such as president, prime minster,… »

03.11.2013

Drone Attack Kills More Than Taliban Chief

Drone Attack Kills More Than Taliban Chief

PESHAWAR, Nov 2 2013 (IPS) – The drone attack that killed Tehreek Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mahsud this week seems also to have killed hopes that drone attacks will end. “After the recent debate in international media about U.S-led drone attacks, there was some hope these illegal strikes would end,”… »

02.10.2013

Fish to fight Dengue in Pakistan

Fish to fight Dengue in Pakistan

Islamabad, The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province hopes to combat the menace of dengue by releasing fish in waters where dengue mosquitoes breed. According to Pakistan Yahoo News the provincial government has asked the local administration of Rawalpindi to use fish from a hatchery in… »

13.05.2013

Pakistan elections a great endeavour!

Pakistan elections a great endeavour!

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appealed to all parties to join him in tackling Pakistan’s mountainous problems after securing victory in historic elections that defied Taliban violence. Partial, unofficial results from Saturday’s election represented a stunning comeback for a man deposed in a 1999 military coup – but he looked short… »

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