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Sobia Ali

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An Interview With Nadeem F. Paracha

(15) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 12:55 PM

Nadeem Farooq Paracha, or NFP as he is most frequently called, is one of the most famous journalists of Pakistan. Hailing from Karachi, he initially gained fame in the 1990s as a music critic and tried to interpret Pakistani pop music in its sociopolitical context. Subsequently his range of topics...

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Voices Of Pakistan: Drifting In And Out Of Education

(21) Comments | Posted July 21, 2011 | 1:22 PM

"What we are trying to do may be just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." - Greg Mortenson

Last May, I proposed the idea of "Voices Of Pakistan" to Paul Berry, the CTO of The Huffington...

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Voices of Pakistan: The Faces Tell the Story

(135) Comments | Posted June 8, 2011 | 6:56 PM

To further promote understanding between the U.S. and Pakistan, it's crucial for the people of both countries to understand each others' societies better. In my first article for Voices of Pakistan, I represented the different viewpoints of Pakistanis. However, there are a lot of voices still to be...

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Understanding Pakistani Mistrust of the United States

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2011 | 10:46 AM

This post was written by Raza Habib Raja

Over the years, U.S. bashing has become a national pastime in Pakistan. This trend is dominant almost everywhere, ranging from drawing room discussions to media talk shows, and in recent months has assumed alarming proportions due to host of events such...

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Voices of Pakistan: Why do Pakistanis Have Such Mixed Opinions About America?

(124) Comments | Posted May 24, 2011 | 5:14 PM

I belong to the minority of people who actually know the correct pronunciation of "Abbottabad," unlike President Obama, or Jon Stewart because I grew up there. While I have always taken interest in socio-political issues in Pakistan, this time it was a little surreal.

Walk into an average...

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