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language map of the south asian subcontinent

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language map of the south asian subcontinent

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Dubai perhaps best represents what South Asia is today, with cricket, food and Bollywood defining ‘South Asianism’ better than regional trade.

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This is by no means an exhaustive list, but from this you can see Edhi not only carries out charity work in Pakistan but across the World from Kashmir to Somalia. VOTE for Edhi to get the Nobel Peace Prize. I can’t think of a human more deserving.

1. Aid to Afghan refugees from 1978 to…

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and they continue to rule…

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and they continue to rule…

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True story bro.

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True story bro.

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But there is a broader question that David Cameron’s comment raised: Should present-day governments of former imperial powers acknowledge or even apologise for some of their country’s past actions? If so, how far back in time should they go? And does the rule only apply to the West or should there be mass apologies, including anapology by Pakistan for documented atrocities committed in former East Pakistan?

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What can Pakistan learn from Bangladesh?

http://www.dawn.com/2011/04/01/success-and-failure.html

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The Civil War That Killed Cholera

Why the best ideas for fighting some diseases may come from poor countries, not rich ones

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/03/21/the_civil_war_that_killed_cholera

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The Indian Empire

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The Indian Empire

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An unhappy Pakistan?

Secular and godless societies should normally be expected to be vulnerable to corruption. But it is religion that most facilitates a special kind of worship-related civil conscience that anoints graft.Muslim conscience (zameer) is actually more transactional — using worship as the bargaining chip to avoid ethic — and therefore more accepting of corruption than the European conscience reared on civic virtue.

With the passage of time, our British contact has appeared less and less contaminating. The American contact was perhaps lethal, not because it gave us bad cognition, but because it prevented autonomous realistic cognition. We were close to America, but never ideologically; we are close to China but strangers to its Confucian pragmatism.

With China, too, our cognition will suffer once again. The difference will be that China will never give us visas, as America regrets having hordes of us enjoying the luxury of being unhappy there. The state of Pakistan will remain wobbly until, like a willing bride, it meets Osama bin Laden as its bridegroom.

More on: http://tribune.com.pk/story/131688/why-pakistan-acts-the-way-it-does/