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Salman Latif

The author is a software engineer, an ardent blogger and a freelance journalist. He contributes at ET Blogs and tweets @salmanlateef. His personal blog containing his works and rants can be found at ‘Tis My Say.

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22 August 2013

Women Barred From Voting in By-elections in Some Parts of Pakistan

An undercover monitor for Pak Votes, an organization that monitors electoral fairness, succeeded in convincing polling officials at one location to not allow any women to vote.

28 July 2013

VIDEO: Pakistani TV Host Gives Away Babies on Primetime Ramadan Show

Televangelist Dr. Amir L. Hussain has gifted two babies during the month of Ramadan in an attempt to boost viewership during the Islamic holy month's fierce battle for ratings.

8 May 2013

Politically Divided Pakistan Rallies Around Injured Imran Khan

Popular cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, whose hopeful campaign promise of a "New Pakistan" has drawn large crowds of young people and urban voters to his rallies, fractured three vertebrae and a...

25 April 2013

Ahmadis Boycott Upcoming Elections in Pakistan

The Ahmadi community in Pakistan, comprising of 200,000 members, has decided to boycott the upcoming elections. The decision has been taken to protest the state's discrimination towards the community.

17 April 2013

Blood on the Road to Pakistan's Elections

A suicide bombing, a grenade attack and a remote-controlled explosion - all in one day. Nineteen people were killed in three separate incidents targeting candidates of three different parties. April...

10 November 2012

Rediscovering The Bonds Between Afghanistan and Pakistan

An Afghan-Pak Journalist Exchange Programme 2012 brought together 22 journalists from Pakistan and Afghanistan who worked on join reporting projects and cultural exchange to rediscover the bonds between both the...

20 August 2012

Pakistan: Government Suspends Mobile Services in Major Cities on Eid

"So whats the guarantee terrorists won't strike tomorrow or the day after? Why not close cell phone services, like forever?" A Pakistani netizen reacts to the temporary cell phone ban,...

16 August 2012

Pakistan: Attack on Military Base in Kamra

In the early hours of August 16, 2012, gunmen launched an attack on Minhas, a high value air force base located in Kamra, near the capital Islamabad in Pakistan. After...

14 August 2012

Pakistan: Fighting Stereotypes and Celebrating with India on Independence Day

Pakistan's mainstream and social media is usually fraught with issues ranging from terrorism and sectarianism to economic and power crisis. However, there comes a day, once every year, when even...

2 August 2012

Pakistan: Engineer Claims to Invent Water-Fuelled Engine

A Pakistani engineer claims that he can run a car on a water-fuelled engine. Pakistan is currently going through a severe power crisis, so the proud inventor Agha Waqar Ahmad...

20 June 2012

Pakistan: Supreme Court Disqualifies Prime Minister

The Pakistani Supreme Court ruled that the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani had been disqualified ever since April 26th, when it gave the final ruling on a contempt case imprisoning...

27 April 2012

Bangladesh: Citizen's Voice, A Citizen Watchdog for Public Services

7 Billion Actions

Citizen’s Voice (Nagorikkontho.org) is an online project to empower Bangladeshi citizens by having their voices heard regarding feedback on public services.

4 November 2011

Pakistan: The ‘Captain’ Makes His Presence Known

Imran Khan, the cricket-star-turned-politician has sent ripples through Pakistan’s political arena with his mega-rally at Lahore sporting a crowd of well over 100,000 people. The former captain of Pakistan cricket...

21 September 2011

Pakistan: Neglected Millions of Sindh Floods

After the devastating 2010 floods in Pakistan the government took no practical steps to tackle the possibility of future floods. The consequence of this gross negligence is that floods are...

15 September 2011

Pakistan: Speaking Out the Unspoken – Gawaahi

7 Billion Actions

Information and communications technology (ICT) has long been hailed as a harbinger of a global change. Gawaahi is one such venture that aims to bring to fore underrepresented voices of...

5 September 2011

Pakistan: Empowering Youth for a Better Tomorrow

7 Billion Actions

Institute of Peace and Secular Studies is a humble, community youth organization in Lahore, Pakistan which aims to empower Pakistani youth and encourage them to face up to today’s challenges...

22 August 2011

Pakistan: Islamic Televangelist Caught Out by Behind-the-Scenes Video

Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, a Pakistani Islamic televangelist and host of numerous religious shows, has been criticized after a behind-the-scenes video was released. The video depicted Dr. Amir, a notable...

15 August 2011

Pakistan: Celebrating Independence Day

This year, on August 14, Pakistan's Independence Day was celebrated with jubilation not only in the streets but also in the blogosphere. Netizens posted about Pakistan, praying for its prosperity...

14 August 2011

Pakistan: Netizens Protest Moral Policing On Art Curator

A few days ago police stormed into Nairang Art Gallery in Lahore. The raid was carried out on the pretext that the female curator of the gallery was wearing a...

25 December 2010

Pakistan: The Blasphemous Use Of Blasphemy Law

The interpretation of Blasphemy law in Pakistan has, for long, aroused controversy and has been criticized and questioned by the human rights activists. It has been used as a tool...

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