Comments on: Militants killing laughter and music in Pakistan region Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: brian lee Mon, 16 Feb 2009 20:10:38 +0000 our world peace friends should look and digest the photos that accompany this article.the suggestion that president obama just needs to have a chat with the likes of these, and they will have an immediate change of heart is nonsensical, these people have been conditioned with hatred since they were children,any fragment of any compassion is not even an ember.

By: bulletfish Mon, 16 Feb 2009 13:54:25 +0000 Pakistan surrenders to Taliban in Swat (CNN)

I have read from MANY Pakistani blogs that this is what the people of Swat wanted. So, if they want Sharia Law, let them have it:

If the Pakistani legal system isn’t preferable to Islamic law that tells these Taliban to burn down girl’s schools, behead people, shoot up local dancers and hanging dissenters.

Looks like the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

All I have to say to all Pakistanis is:
“May you live in interesting times.” (an old Chinese saying).

By: bulletfish Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:06:50 +0000 rajeev,

These kidnapping of SKILLED, Chinese workers. Particularly those that are in Pakistan to help in its development does not look too good for Pakistan. They did not even bother to rescue the Polish engineer who was beheaded.

China has asked Pakistan before to protect its citizens:

Wang Ende and Wang Peng (engineers) had been working on a water dam and a canal in the region for the China National Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Group Corporation.

China had urged Pakistan to take all necessary measures to beef up the protection of other Chinese expatriates there.

On Sunday, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing urged the Pakistani government to take “all necessary measures” to rescue the two hostages and ensure their safety.

Li told his Pakistani counterpart, Khurshid Kasuri, on the phone that the Chinese government and people were deeply concerned with the hostages’ situation.

(the above is an extract from People’s Daily Online, October 14, 2004)

It looks like “All Weather Friendship” is not going to last. Now, they are being held ransom to provide the Taliban with money. What is Zardari going to tell Hu Jintao?

I read (but I am not sure whether its true) that in Islamabad the Chinese built a cultural centre. At this place Pakistanis can come and learn Chinese and study Chinese culture. However, when Zardari went to China and gave his praises (arse kissing) about its advancement in the world. I read that there were no Pakistani translators with his entourage. So, Pakistan and Chnia have been “All Weather Friends” but do not learn each others language.

I had an uncle who was in China when the Imperial Japanese forces attacked in the 1940s. He could speak the Chinese languages even though he never went to school.

By: rajeev Sun, 15 Feb 2009 21:30:20 +0000 Guys:
Good news: “Taleban release Chinese engineer: 91030.stm

But it said:
“It was not immediately clear if a ransom was paid or militants were freed in exchange for Long Xiaowei’s freedom, although a militant spokesman claimed the government had agreed to demands for the enforcement of Islamic law in parts of Pakistan’s northwest. Long’s release came days before a planned visit to China by Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.”

So a bad news in fact.
Ceasefire in SWAT is a news that also cannot be considered good. 91410.stm
—–“Many people in Swat now would favour an early exit by the army as the they have failed to roll back the Taleban or protect the Taleban’s opponents, says our correspondent.”

So people in swat are feeling the same as Afghansitan people were feeling before Taliban formed govt.

Are both news linked to Zardari visit to China?

By: Blogger Sun, 15 Feb 2009 16:53:33 +0000 bulletfish,
Is there any good news?
– Ali, Umair, Qasim, et al are a good correspondents to give good news about Pakistan. 😛

By: bulletfish Sun, 15 Feb 2009 11:23:33 +0000 I am a red-blooded Indian (third generation post-independence). I have had relatives in all walks of life in India. I even had an uncle who fought against China and Pakistan in the 1960s.

Every NEWS channel and websites I go to have really negative news about Pakistan:
BBC: Pakistan in fight for survival
Urban Battle (against Taliban in Karachi).

Even on the Gulf Times website there are plenty of negative stories about Pakistan.

Is there any good news?

By: Blogger Sat, 14 Feb 2009 20:10:28 +0000 Here is a ‘de’composer of the music… 3/60minutes/main4800926.shtml

By: bulletfish Fri, 13 Feb 2009 21:47:25 +0000 Welcome to Pakistan…
…for a short time only a once in a lifetime experience…YES, a once in a lifetime experience that will guarantee to make you lose your head!!! Visit Swat!!! You will not (want to) return home.

By: bulletfish Fri, 13 Feb 2009 21:38:07 +0000 Hussain,

You have some nerve to bitch and whine about USA, Israel. This Taliban lot in your home is a BIG wake up call. I am sure at your Pakistan Tourist Board the phones are ringing and ringing with potential tourists wanting to pay Swat a 2 week visit.

Don’t try to deviate from the subject by bringing in Israel and Gaza. You Pakistanis will protest about something that does not affect you AT ALL, but you sit on your arses when one of the areas is atacked.

It seems just like Zaire was synonymous with corruption, Pakistan is becoming synonymous with terrorism.

By: Rakumar Fri, 13 Feb 2009 09:54:04 +0000 Pakistan should first stop its terrorists LeT (exclusively for India), Take full control of army, everything will be alright by then.