Archive for May, 2010

Pakistan lifts Facebook ban but ‘blasphemous’ pages stay hidden

Pakistan lifted a two-week-old ban on Facebook today but said it would continue to block individual pages containing “blasphemous” content.
Pakistan banned Facebook on 19 May in response to an online competition that invited people around the world to submit drawings of the prophet Muhammad. Muslims consider all depictions of Muhammad as heretical.
Yesterday Bangladesh also banned Facebook, […]

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Taliban threatens to kill Osama over action against a Pakistani journalist Mr. Hamid Mir of Geo TV

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Taliban threaten to kill Osama over action against Hamid Mir
* Group threatens Osama with same fate as his father if any action taken against talk show host
* Son of former ISI official says he can confirm Mir, Osman Punjabi murdered his father       
Daily Times Monitor
LAHORE: Osama Khalid, the son of former Inter-Services Intelligence officer […]

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Pakistan Facebook ban not the answer

Since “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” was announced on 20 May, those associated with its creation have been rushing around to distance themselves from the ensuing controversy. Cartoonist Molly Norris has announced, “I am NOT involved!” Apparently, Facebook user Jon Wellington used her cartoon to create the group. But even he has stepped back, “Ya’ll go […]

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Facebook furore; an editorial by Dawn newspaper

There is no doubt that a Facebook member’s invitation to users on the social networking site to draw the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was in poor taste and deserving of strong condemnation. It is debatable whether freedom of expression should extend to material that is offensive to the sensibilities, traditions and beliefs of religious, ethnic or […]

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Video highlights of Pervez Musharraf’s interview on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer- May 20th, 2010 (00:04:22)

Now here is the video highlights of former President Musharraf’s interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. A news right after the interview was already posted yesterday and can be found HERE. 
My Comments:
Wolf Blitzer, like other CNN’s talk show hosts, also has a reputation of putting tough and difficult questions to his guests but guest today, nonetheless, is our President Musharraf also known for meeting squarely with difficult questions from media and somewhat disarming them […]

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“I certainly am planning to go back to Pakistan and also join politics.” says Pervez Musharraf

Here is a recent news…
(AFP) – 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON — Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said Thursday he planned to return from exile and re-enter politics, and did not rule out a new bid for the presidency.
Musharraf, who has mostly lived in London since losing power following 2008 elections, visited Washington this week and […]

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Pakistani Youth is capable and dynamic so they must play their role, says Musharraf in his video message

In this video message to the Pakistani youth, former President Musharraf has graciously provided some guidelines to Pakistani Youth expressing his firm believe in the youth and their potential to make Pakistan the best country in the world. He has encourage Pakistani youth to be active as a voter of the country and that young people should […]

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Pakistani high court caves in to Islamic lawyers; bans Facebook in Pakistan

Today’s following decision by Lahore high court also has banned President Musharraf’s facebook page in Pakistan.
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The Lahore High Court issued the order after an Islamic forum of lawyers sought ban on access to the social networking website as it set to hold a contest of caricatures on Prophet Muhammad.
Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry instructed the Ministry […]

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Leaked Audio: The infiltration of Taliban through the Pakistani Media

In the following youtube audio, as is said on the YouTube, is between a very well known Pakistan journalist, Geo TV’s anchor and talk Show host of ‘Capital Talk’ Mr. Hamid Mir and the No. 2 of Taliban leader Mr. Hakim ullah Mehsud.
Now being fair to Mr. Hamid Mir, we don’t know for sure whether the person on the other side […]

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Benazir Bhutto’s leaked letter to US Senetor Peter Gailbraith, urging him to ask India to attack Pakistan

It’s so sad to read this letter posted by someone on facebook, but nonetheless it’s a reality of life. You and I can’t change it. The woman, who reigned Pakistan twice, who was revered by so many trusting Pakistanis as their Political idol turned out to be- as called by some on the facebook- no less […]

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