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Maria Tirmizi

Entries by Maria Tirmizi

Drinking to your health

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2010 | 5:17 PM

ISLAMABAD: The white plastic drums immediately catch the eye in Jabri. They are in abundance; sold at makeshift stalls, lugged up the mountains on villagers' heads, stacked up in the backseat of Suzuki pickups. Their large numbers stick out curiously in the tiny hill top village, with its feeble dirt...

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A Deadly October In Pakistan Amid South Waziristan Operation

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 2:22 PM

October has been a bloody month, even for this troubled region. The reach and relentlessness of this month's violence has been shocking.

It started with a suicide bombing at the World Food Programme in Islamabad and ended -assuming all remains well till Saturday- with a car bomb explosion in...

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Musharraf's Emergency Rule Illegal, Pakistan Court Rules

(8) Comments | Posted July 31, 2009 | 6:43 PM

All across the country, black-suited lawyers congregated around television sets. The decision they were waiting for was still being argued, but the air was already bustling with celebration. Victory signs were being waved. Sweetmeats were placed close by. Everyone's expectations were pinned on the proceedings in Courtroom 1.

The minutes...

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Summoning Musharraf To Court Sends Out A "Crucial" Message For Pakistan

(4) Comments | Posted July 23, 2009 | 12:48 PM

In a move unprecedented in Pakistan's 62-year-old history, the Supreme Court summoned former president Pervez Musharraf to explain his November 2007 decision to suspend the constitution, impose emergency rule in the country and fire all the top judges. The notice requires Musharraf to either appear in person or through counsel...

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