Posts From Hasan

The Politics of Diplomatic Immunity

So was there ever any doubt? Raymond Davis, after killing two Pakistani men in broad daylight, in cold blood, gets to go home scot-free by claiming diplomatic immunity. On the other hand however, many Pakistanis, including diplomats, are treated like common criminals upon their arrival in the U.S. How does one understand the logic behind all of this? The sad truth is… there is no logic! In order to understand

20 Banned Books of 2010

Before jumping into this, it’s important to note that a “banned” book is often just a challenged book. In library lingo, this means a parent (usually) or a concerned citizen has filled out a request to have a particular book reviewed and then pulled from the shelves. Most often, a library or book store has a criteria used for selecting works and when a book is challenged, the librarian checks

Much Ado about Cricket – How We All Love to Add Masala to a Pak vs. India Match

The world cup is over and India has lifted the trophy. It’s the first time in history that a host nation has won the world cup. Anyways we wanted to do an article on how we add “Masala” to India Pakistan matches. It is the second last ball of the last over. This match between India and Pakistan at Mohali has been nerve wrecking throughout. Shahid Afridi is facing in

Mother of all Matches: Pakistan vs India, World Cup 2011

Odds may be against Pakistan, but the country is siding with their team for the “Mother of all Matches” today. Pakistan will be squaring up with India for the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final. Winner will be facing Sri Lanka on Saturday that will take place in Mumbai. More Than a Game? Credit: ESPNcricinfo.com Even those who don’t usually pay much attention to the sport have taken notice of the

Match Review: India v Pakistan, World Cup 2011, Mohali

With ICC Cricket World Cup Semi Finals just hours away, fans are getting anxious. India and Pakistan will face each other on the 30th. The match is being called the “Mother of all contests.” In the Stands Pakistan’s PM, Yousaf Gilani Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has invited Pakistan’s Prime Minister. The invitation was accepted by Yousuf Gilani. Perhaps cricket will again serve as a tool for diplomacy. About 6000

ICC World Cup 2011: Pakistan’s Opening Encounter

The Pakistan National Cricket Team is an international cricket team representing the country of Pakistan, and is administrated by the Pakistan Cricket Board aka PCB. Pakistan are the 1992 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup champions, ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup champions of 2004 and 2006, and are also the winners of the2009 ICC World Twenty20. As Pakistan once again takes center stage Wednesday, February 23rd at the 2011 World

History of Squash in Pakistan

While hockey is the national sport of Pakistan, squash is the sport which makes the country famous.  For the better part of five decades, Pakistan has completely dominated squash like no other place in the world.  Between 1950 and 1997, Pakistan won more than 30 British Open titles, 14 World Open titles, and many PSA professional titles. During the reign of Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan in the 80s and

Pakistan’s Geography, Climate, and Environment

Pakistan is the 36th largest nation by total area. It has a 1,046km (650mi) coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Pakistan is bordered by Afghanistan, Iran, India, and China. Pakistan is also very close to Tajikistan, separated by the Wakhan Corridor. Pakistan is strategically located between the regions of South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. This prime location – combined with varied natural resources,

You’re Invited: Insider.pk Premiere

The honor of your presence is requested at the latest social (media) event of the season: the premiere of the new website, Insider.pk! Who: The Insider Staff What: The Launch of the Insider When: Right Now Where: Insider.pk Why: Because there are great things happening right here in Pakistan. Because not enough people are talking about all this great country has to offer. Because we need a little good news.