Tag: Pakistan

  • US and NATO imperialism in South Asia: The developing Pakistan Quagmire

    After some nationalist and anti-imperialist elements succeeded in defeating the elaborate US and British plans to install two of their puppets- Parvez Musharraf and the late Benazir Bhutto-in the highest government offices in Pakistan, another puppet, Asif Ali Zardari, Benazir’s husband-also known as Mr. Ten Percent, because of his corruption and demanding and taking systematic…

  • The Deal Undone: Pakistan, its Army and the Americans

    The deal undone explores the strenuous relationship between the Pakistan – US military establishments. The documentary analyzes a specific period in the history of this relationship during the, following the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. From the heights of friendship during the early years of the war on terror to the falling out with the…

  • A Step towards Decency, If not Peace

    Much before the two Prime Ministers can agree on a solution to Kashmir problem, converting Siachen into a peace park or concluding a no war pact, they could begin by taking a few small steps that can bring the two neighbors closer to decency if not peace. Each day as the flags are lowered at…

  • Pakistan gives CIA license to kill Pakistani – asserts ex-CIA Undercover Operative

    Talkhaba interviews Robert Anderson a CIA operative who operated in Vietnam some 60 years back recently he wrote an article on CounterPunch on what the undercover work CIA did back then and the similarities with CIA now in terms of running operative like Raymond Davis working in Pakistan Robert Anderson teaches economics and political science…

  • Deciphering the attacks on Pakistani Nationals in Bahrain

    After posting the two write-ups on the blog here & here about the threats on Pakistanis living in Bahrain, its important to share my own analysis over this issue that I have gained over the past two days thanks to a number of friends in Bahrain and around the world. There is a large population…

  • Letter from a Pakistani Journalist in Bahrain appealing for Help

    I write this in great distress. As the world knows, there has been a wave of protests in Bahrain that has rocked the entire country. While most of the world, including our brothers in Pakistan and media want to see it as a sequel to the incidents in Tunisia and Egypt, let me assure you…

  • March for Education Emergency in Pakistan

    The education task force in Pakistan has launched a push to create awareness on the education crisis in Pakistan, a mere look at the highlights of their detailed report would scare the beejeepers out of everyone. A few salient points have been extracted below to better understand the issue, while some graphics were also extracted…

  • Diplomatic Immunity and the Raymond Davis Case

    The shooting to death of two Pakistani youths, namely Faizan Haider and Muhammad Faheem, by a U.S. Consulate official, Raymond Allen Davis, and the death of a third Pakistani, namely Obaid-ur-Rahman, by a vehicle operated by the U.S. Consulate, in Lahore on 27 January 2011 has, once again, raised concerns relating to the conduct of…

  • OffroadPakistan – Expedition Poldat 2011 [Video]

    On Jan 28th the OffroadPakistan headed off to Hingol for three days of offroading, camping and exploring the wildreness of Hingol National Park heading upstream to a location called Poldat. Here produced is a short and fun video produced by Khizer Rashid

  • Be patient with democracy…

    Democracy is in the blood of Musalmans, who look upon complete equality of manhood [mankind]… [And] believe in fraternity, equality and liberty. M.A.Jinnah –London, 14 Dec 1946 Switch on any TV channel, open up a newspaper or log on to social media and you will see our parliamentarians and their electorate especially those residing in…

  • Jassar Farms – Aiming to crossbreed Pakistani cows to increase their Milk Yield

    In another amazing investment in patient capital Acumen Fund has identified and invested in Jassar Farms (Pvt) Ltd a corporate dairy farming business focused on dairy and breed improvement of poor livestock farmers aiming to increase milk productivity. At present 7-8 Pakistani bulls produce the same equivalent milk that one high yield producing cow can…

  • Clean drinking water at Rs 1.5/ltr in Lahore by Pharmagen

    I share with you a short introduction about Pharmagen Health Limited a project supported by Acumen Fund which believes in investing in entrepreneurs who are working to help the poor; they believe that social enterprises which offer people the dignity of choice are the solution to poverty vs the needless impact of handing out charity…

  • Pakistan: Mobile Network Internet speed testing survey

    WIth a massively growing telecom industry in Pakistan, it is sad that there continues to be no measure of quality of service that these mobile service providers continue to deliver to their consumers in Pakistan. I think there needs to be some effort to measure their service and the best possible way that I can…

  • Blackberry users in Pakistan can migrate to Enterprise Service for unrestricted use

    For a good one year, ever since the facebook controversy regarding the burning of the Quran hit Pakistan, internet browsing has been significantly restricted on Blackberry devices under the orders of the Lahore High Court and subsequently conveyed to all telco’s via Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. Other cell phone users enjoy unrestricted access to most websites…

  • Slogans for Solidarity Day Rallies across Pakistan

    In an attempt to gear up supporters of the Solidarity Day rallies across 108 cities of Pakistan – here are some slogans created by activists of the Aman Ittehad Naeem Sarwar Khan. Do spread them around, and we welcome more creative suggestions from the community at large