Browsing All posts tagged under »Pakistan«

Pakistan’s female fighter pilots break down barriers

February 2, 2010

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CNN ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) — Six years ago an ad in the Sunday paper changed a young Pakistani woman’s life and made aviation history. The ad read: “Pakistan Air Force recruiting females cadets.” Back then Ambreen Gul was 20-years old and living in Karachi. Her mother wanted her to be a doctor. She remembers her […]

Pakistanis Fight Terrorists To Get Education

January 2, 2010

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Al Jazeera Pakistan’s government hailed its military campaign against Taliban fighters in the Swat valley as a great success. However, security forces remain on high alert with daily operations in the area. Daily life is still insecure and services, such as schools, have been disrupted by terrorist attacks and the destruction of buildings. Al Jazeera’s […]

Modern day child slaves–The lost children of Pakistan

December 10, 2009

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CNN.com Thousands of Pakistani brick kilns use what human rights groups call child slaves. Please click here to watch the video clip from CNN. The Silent Scream — Child Labor Pakistan — Part 1 The Silent Scream — Child Labor Pakistan — Part 2 Street Children of Karachi–The Lost Souls– Part 1 All facts and […]

Filling A Gap in Pakistan’s School System

November 24, 2009

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Amna Nawaz, NBC News KARACHI, Pakistan – No one is exactly sure how old Taimur Muslim is. A soft-spoken, lanky lad with a chipped front tooth and eyes undecided between green and gray, Taimur told me that school is his favorite part of the day, that he hates having to watch over his younger siblings […]

For Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari, goodbye to goodwill

November 16, 2009

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By Pamela Constable Washington Post Foreign Service November 16, 2009 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — President Asif Ali Zardari, who entered office 14 months ago on a wave of post-dictatorship goodwill and sympathy for his slain wife, Benazir Bhutto, now faces growing public anger and disillusionment over his remote presidency. Some critics are urging him to step […]

Pakistani Police Work On Despite Taliban Threat

November 6, 2009

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CNN ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) — Assistant Sub Inspector Anwar Ali starts his day with a prayer. He needs all the help he can get. Anwar is a police officer — part of Pakistan’s increasingly vulnerable “thin blue line.” Pakistan’s men in blue are a police force under siege. When he sets out for work on […]

Muslim World Losing Battle Against Drugs

October 23, 2009

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Al Jazeera The Case of Egypt Off a major desert highway that connects Egypt’s capital to the coastal city of Alexandria, drug users gather at a hidden exit to score heroin, free from the prying eyes of the authorities. Yasser, 25, has to drive 20km on the Alexandria highway to ensure his almost daily supply. […]

When democracy fails: Asif Ali Zardari– the godfather as Pakistan’s president

September 7, 2008

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The Post Asif Ali Zardari: the godfather as president By Tariq Ali Sunday September 07 2008 Asif Ali Zardari – singled out by fate to become Benazir Bhutto’s husband and who, subsequently, did everything he could to prevent himself from being returned to obscurity – is about to become the new President of Pakistan. Oily-mouthed […]

Interview of Imran Khan + Gallup Poll on Pakistan’s New Government

April 28, 2008

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Please click here to watch this interview. Warning: the interviewer is not dressed Islamically. Gallup Pakistan: Perceptions about the Newly Formed Government Email: isb@gallup.com.pk; Web: www.gallup.com.pk Released: April 14, 2008 PERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE NEW PRIME MINISTER Islamabad – Two thirds of the respondents (66%) in a national survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan gave very […]

Graft and Corruption in Pakistan: Asif Zardari, Mr. 10 Percent, is back

March 14, 2008

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Pakistani court has quashed the last remaining graft case against the husband of slain Benazir Bhutto, his lawyer has said. Asif Ali Zardari was acquitted by the anti-corruption court in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, in the last of seven cases that had been hanging over him for more than a decade, lawyer […]

The brave lawyers of Pakistan–Part 2

November 7, 2007

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Please click here to listen to the latest CNN interview of Chief Justice Iftikar Chaudry.

The brave lawyers of Pakistan–Part 1

November 5, 2007

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Source: New York Times General Musharraf, in a televised address on Saturday night, citied the danger to the country posed by extremists and said only emergency rule could solve it. He suspended the Constitution, fired the judges of the Supreme Court, closed the transmission of privately owned television news channels and curbed the broadcasts of […]