Mushraff’s democracy

President Mushraff adequately displayed his understanding of democracy when in an international interview he said ,` “The problem with the West and your media is your obsession with democracy, civil liberties, human rights.” Who has built democratic institutions in Pakistan? I have done it in the last eight years. We empowered the people and the...
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Stand up for Code Pink

As soon as the deported Code Pink activists landed in the US, they went to attend a Congressional hearing in Washington DC. They wanted to speak at the hearing but were told that the speakers had already been chosen. One of the speakers was Mr. Richard Boucher the Assistant Secretary of State for South and...
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Overkill or overly scared?

For a little over a hundred activists who protested in Aabpara, Islamabad on December 4th , more than hundred policemen were called in full battle gear with batons etc. Is it a case of the overkill or being overly scared on part of the government? Watch the video made by Fauzia Minallah…… the activists are...
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Code Pink deported from Pakistan

To “support the Pakistani civil society.” two Americans Medea Benjamin and Tighe Barry landed in Pakistan on November 25th. They attended various events, held a vigil to protest the arrest of Mr. Aitzaz Ahsan and for their efforts received a lot of media and internet attention. However, December 4th evening saw them being “arrested.” According...
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No more Mr. Nice guy during emergency

Mushraff proudly had declared that he is gender sensitive and all for the “uplift of the women of Pakistan.” He counts amongst his trophies the Women Protection Bill of 2006 as well as the increase in the women reserved seats in the legislatures. He calls this the “silent revolution.” In a state of emergency ,however,...
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Geo shuts down

Under extreme pressure from Musharraf government, Geo News has closed down. This is the latest move by the government to slap the curbs on media especially Geo TV Network, which has been off air with all its entertainment channels since the imposition of emergency. Earlier, Geo TV network has been ordered to shut down by...
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Asma Jehangir writes….

I am fortunate to be under house arrest while my colleagues are suffering. The Musharaf government has declared martial law to settle scores with lawyers and judges. While the terrorists remain on the loose and continue to occupy more space in Pakistan, senior lawyers are being tortured.The civil society of Pakistan urges bar associations all...
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A time to protest

Came across this and thought it to be most fitting to our situation: ” There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice,but there must never be a time when we fail to protest .” As Pakistan continues to be raped by a few , we should remember this. ...
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Police outside LUMS

Inspector General of Police of Punjab (IG) has given orders to police, rangers and the anti terrorist force to arrest students from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) who have been organizing protests. Four army trucks and a police convoy has been postioned outside of LUMS. It is heartening to see the students take...
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