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High Cost Locust Alert!

While India may be an attractive low-cost outsourcing destination, it is also an attractive destination for locusts! The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization has warned of a locust threat in India and Pakistan: Recent heavy rainfall in Pakistan and western … Continue reading

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Knighthood to Rushdie may cause terrorism

Britain’s knighthood to the author Salman Rushdie contributes to insulting Islam and may lead to terrorism, a Pakistani minister has said. The minister in question is none other than Zia-ul-Haq’s son, a well-known hardliner. “Such actions are the root cause of terrorism”, Religious Affairs Minister Ejaz-ul-Haq told parliament. The minister later said he … Continue reading

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Pakistan's Parliament condemns Sir Rushdie's knighthood

From the Guardian: Pakistani lawmakers passed a government-backed resolution Monday demanding Britain withdraw the knighthood awarded to author Salman Rushdie, condemning the honor as an insult to the religious sentiments of Muslims. In the eastern city of Multan, hard-line Muslim … Continue reading

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Indian Democracy & Pakistan's Dictatorship

The week started with strong-voiced op-eds in the WSJ, NYT, & Chicago Tribune about Musharraf’s predicament and what the US should do about it. New York Times says “But nobody takes General Musharraf’s democratic claims seriously anymore, except for the … Continue reading

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