Book Review: ‘The Nine Lives of Pakistan,’ by Declan Walsh

In “The Nine Lives of Pakistan,” Declan Walsh, a foreign correspondent for The Times, profiles some of the country’s powerful and contentious figures and investigates why his work eventually got him kicked out.

#books-and-literature, #islamabad-pakistan, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #punjab-pakistan, #the-nine-lives-of-pakistan-dispatches-from-a-precarious-state-book, #walsh-declan

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In My Sari, Kissing the Soccer Coach

“Bend It Like Beckham” gave me a vision of my romantic future. My future had other ideas.

#dating-and-relationships, #immigration-and-emigration, #karachi-pakistan, #love-emotion

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Pakistan’s Most Terrifying Adversary Is Climate Change

The country debates women’s honor inexhaustibly but pays little attention to the ferocious and imminent dangers of climate disasters.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #himalayas, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #world-bank

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Pakistan Factory Fire: Two Sentenced to Hang for Arson

The country’s worst industrial fire killed more than 260 people in 2012. Victims’ relatives said the real culprits had escaped justice.

#arson, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #deaths-fatalities, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fires-and-firefighters, #karachi-pakistan, #muttahida-qaumi-movement, #pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf

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What I’ve Learned From Teaching Online

Roll call becomes a roster of absences. Some students write fantasies of escape. Can a new life begin when you are confined with siblings and parents?

#colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #parenting, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #rural-areas

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Gunmen Wage a Deadly Battle at Pakistan’s Stock Exchange in Karachi

Police and paramilitary forces surrounded the exchange during an hourlong firefight in which at least four security officers and four attackers were reported to have been killed.

#karachi-pakistan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pakistan, #terrorism

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Pakistanis Await Grim Word on IDs of Plane Crash Victims

Officials were using DNA samples to identify many of the 97 bodies pulled from rubble and smoldering wreckage after a flight went down in a congested neighborhood near Karachi.

#airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #jinnah-international-airport-karachi-pakistan, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #pakistan-international-airlines, #rescues

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Plane Crashes in Pakistan With at Least 91 Aboard

The plane, an Airbus A320, crashed in a residential area near the Karachi airport, officials said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #jinnah-international-airport-karachi-pakistan, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #pakistan-international-airlines

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Sewer Cleaners Wanted in Pakistan: Only Christians Need Apply.

In Pakistan, descendants of lower-caste Hindus who converted to Christianity centuries ago still find themselves marginalized, relegated to dirty jobs and grim fates.

#caste-systems, #christians-and-christianity, #deaths-fatalities, #discrimination, #karachi-pakistan, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #sewers-and-sewage, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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Health Workers Under Attack During Coronavirus Pandemic

Stigmatized as vectors of contagion in some countries, health care workers have been assaulted, abused and ostracized.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culiacan-mexico, #india, #jalisco-mexico, #karachi-pakistan, #manila-philippines, #mexico, #nursing-and-nurses, #odisha-india, #pakistan, #philippines, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sinaloa-mexico

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‘How Do I Know Where Your Socks Are?’

“Warm up your own food!” Some things Pakistani women say make Pakistani men really angry.

#bhutto-benazir, #bin-laden-osama, #honor-killings, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #slogans-and-mottoes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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