pakistan

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Video on Hindus in Peshawar, Pakistan

This is a really interesting video.  It's only one person being interviewed, but even from that vantage point, it's really interesting.  The images of prayer are arresting.

Pakistan sets up 'mobile courts'

Article Date: 
2 Mar 2009

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari has issued a decree to establish mobile courts that can adjudicate on minor offences on the spot, officials say.

The purpose of the courts is to deliver quick justice "at the doorstep" in remote areas, they say.

Opposition parties fear the courts will be used to target their activists.

The decree comes as protests are planned by a number of opposition groups and legal circles over the next few weeks.

Article Author: 
M Ilyas Khan
Article Source: 
BBC News

The State Department, the Media, and "Human Rights in South Asia"

By: on 26 Feb 2009

I. A few years ago, I was walking down the street near the East Village with some colleagues from various organizations when a woman came up to us and stopped us.  "Have you heard about Gujara?" she asked me.  She did this without saying hello, introducing herself, or saying her name--which all makes sense, because she was, in fact, a total stranger.  She just happened to want to talk to me about the emotionally loaded topic of the Hindutva pogroms in Gujarat without knowing me, where I come from, or what my views might be.

Pakistan’s growing reliance on remittances amid political instability

Article Date: 
18 Jan 2009

Remittances to Pakistan rose by 24.0% year-on-year in July-November 2007, demonstrating the importance of the emigrant community. Remittances in fiscal year 2006/07 reached 4.3% of GDP. This has helped Pakistan's economy to remain relatively resilient to political turbulence. Since a growing amount of remittances come from the Middle East rather than the USA, this should provide some insulation in the event of a slowdown in the US economy.

Article Author: 
Media Eghbal
Article Source: 
Euromonitor International

EU, Pakistan sign aviation deal

Article Date: 
25 Feb 2009

full story:

The FINANCIAL -- According to EU business, the European Union and Pakistan on February 24 signed a civil aviation deal, allowing EU-based airlines to operate flights to Pakistan from any EU state which already has an agreement with Islamabad.

"The agreement signed today is good news for both Pakistani and EU airlines as well as for passengers as it removes the legal uncertainty" from existing bilateral deals, said EU Commission vice-president Antonio Tajani.

Article Source: 
The Financial

Obama Widens Missile Strikes in Pakistan

Article Date: 
20 Feb 2009
Article Author: 
MARK MAZZETTI and DAVID E. SANGER
Article Source: 
New York Times

Probe still continuing: PM

Article Date: 
31 Jan 2009

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Friday that Pakistan was carrying out investigations into the Mumbai terror attacks and would share its findings with the world.

Article Author: 
someone
Article Source: 
Dawn

U.S. Envoy To Visit Pakistan, Afghanistan Soon

Article Date: 
25 Jan 2009

This is encouraging - doesn't make up for the airstrikes killings though.

Article Source: 
Daily Times
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