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Pakistan continues descent into hell

What can one say about the tragic assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the sole Christian member of the Pakistani cabinet? What a tragedy that Pakistan – which was specifically created as a haven for Muslims in the subcontinent – has turned into … Continue reading

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Pakistan: The moral collapse of a nation

The Guardian today has a very hard-hitting editorial about the assassination of the Pakistani governor of the Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, and the continuing demands from many (not just some religious extremist groups) who want a Christian lady, Asia Bibi, to be … Continue reading

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Pakistani Ambassador to UK sticks head in sand over cricket scandal

The Pakistani Ambassador to the UK, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, has told reporters that he believes the three Pakistani cricketers (Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif) at the centre of the corruption scandal that has rocked the game, were ‘set up’. … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s corrupt cricketers uncovered by News of the World

You have to hand it to Mazher Mahmood, the NotW’s legendary Investigations Editor. Over the years he has landed some huge stories and his victims include Sarah Ferguson and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. So you can just imagine how he must have … Continue reading

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The true face of Pakistan?

There’s an inspiring story in today’s edition of the Daily Telegraph about Essa Khan, a 50-year-old hotel cleaner in Pakistan, who found a bag stuffed with $50,000 worth of notes in a vacated room and handed it in to the hotel management … Continue reading

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‘A degree is a degree! Whether fake or genuine’

There is a great story in today’s edition of the Guardian about a scandal engulfing Pakistan’s politicians and senior public servants many of whom have apparently lied about having university degrees. Here is the killer paragraph that made me laugh: “As … Continue reading

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Nihilists in Pakistan murder Ahmadis

It’s become depressingly routine in recent years to hear of murderous sectarian attacks in Pakistan during Jumu’ah prayers. Most often the targets are Shi’a. Today, the BBC reports that two places of worship belonging to followers of the Ahmadi religion were targeted and … Continue reading

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