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Kazakh President¬†Nursultan Nazarbayev¬†doesn’t like the name Kazakhstan.¬†Maybe he will rename the country Wogistan.
“Kazakhstan has the ‘stan’ ending like many other nations of Central Asia.¬†At the same time, foreigners take an interest in Mongolia, the population of which makes up only two million, but its name does not end in ‘-stan,’” he told onlookers while visiting a school in Atyrau,¬†according to his official website. “Perhaps, eventually it is necessary to consider an issue of changing the name of our country into the ‘Kazakh Nation’, but first of all, it should necessarily be discussed with people.” (His proposed name¬†would be rendered as¬†“Kazakh Eli” in English.)¬† Read more »
Matthew Hooton an his wrecking crew along with some handy help from the opposition politicians have helped to sabotage our international reputation, costing the country potentially billions more than the destruction they have already wrought.
An overseas fund manager has branded New Zealand as risky as Pakistan after losing money on investments in Chorus, Meridian and Mighty River Power.
Jason Pidcock, manager of the London-based $8.7 billion Newton Asian Income Fund, was quoted in investment newsletter Citywire overnight saying New Zealand’s political environment was a disincentive to investment.
“We are not going to invest any more money in New Zealand for the foreseeable future,” he said. ¬† Read more »
The British politically correct stasi just keep on making dicks of themselves…now they have spoken to a comedian about his show because he uses the word ‘Paki’ in it…and the comedian is a Paki himself.
A British-Asian comedian has been questioned by police over accusations that he was inciting racial hatred by using the word ‚ÄúPaki‚ÄĚ in his act.
Jeff Mirza, who was born in Pakistan but brought up in Essex, was questioned over the use of the term in his act ‚ÄúMeet Abu Hamsta and Paki Bashir‚ÄĚ at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The complaint came from another man of Pakistani background, who claimed he was upset by a poster for the show, which attempts to ‚Äúreclaim‚ÄĚ the use of the racially offensive term.¬† Read more »
Some people take politics too far. It’s a game people, not to be taken too seriously.
I’m not sure I’d trust anyone called Arsal anyway.
Pakistanis pride themselves on their hospitality and charity, and the wealthy often regularly provide free meals for their workers and the hungry. But one such small-town feast went disastrously wrong recently, apparently when a vanquished local politician decided to avenge his loss.
The politician, Arsal Khan Khichi, had been trounced in national elections in May, losing by more than 36,000 votes to a cousin, Jahanzaib Khan Khichi, who represents the Tehreek-e-Insaf party of the charismatic politician¬†Imran Khan. According to the police, the bitter loser hatched a plot against his cousin‚Äôs daily charitable display.
The cousin said his family employed three cooks to provide free meals to about 200 people every day at its home in the town of Mailsi, in southern Punjab Province. ¬†¬† Read more »
Stereotyped as dancers, beggars and prostitutes, Pakistan’s vibrant but shunned transgender community is striking out into politics with individuals contesting elections for the first time.
They may only be seven out of 23,000 candidates with little chance of getting elected, but they have livened up an otherwise lacklustre campaign and set an important marker for their rights in the conservative Muslim country.
In Pakistan, there are an estimated 500,000 “eunuchs” — a community of castrated men, hermaphrodites, transsexuals, transvestites and homosexuals, traditionally paid to help celebrate the birth of a son or to dance at weddings.
When the Supreme Court in 2009 recognised them as a “third gender”, ordering they be issued with separate identity cards, it was hailed as a landmark decision in a nation battling enormous human rights abuses and chronic violence.
I’m looking forward to their quotas for eunuchs.
TWO teenage sisters have been shot dead for daring to film themselves dancing in the rain and “dishonouring” their family and men in their conservative village.
Noon Basra and Noor Sheza, from Pakistan, were murdered after mobile footage of the girls emerged, outraging their town.
In the footage the sisters, aged 15 and 16, are dressed in traditional clothing and are pictured along with two other younger children in the town of Chilas, in the northern region of Gilgit,¬†News24Online reported.
The girls dance and one of the sisters even smiles for the camera. ¬† Read more »
Are drones effective? Obama is certainly the drone-meister, deploying and utilising drones more than any other president. Of course technology has advanced at a greater pace too. But are they effective?
There‚Äôs no doubt that drone strikes can have horrific consequences. Beyond the¬†disputed numbers¬†of noncombatants killed, there are psychological consequences to consider as well. In the Senate hearing, Farea al-Muslimi, an American-educated Yemeni writer and activist,¬†spoke eloquently¬†of the heartbreak and fear that drones cause in Yemen. News reports from Pakistan suggest¬†something similar: People are deeply afraid of drones. These perspectives matter greatly. But they only scratch at the surface of a much bigger problem with how the U.S. government uses drones. At a basic level, are they effective?
Gauging the effectiveness of drones is not simply a question of body counts. It is a larger evaluation of whether the terrorist threat is affected, whether the countries where drones are used are becoming more stable or less, and whether America‚Äôs ability to partner with other governments for future counterterrorism missions is improving or getting worse. The human factor, which Congress has focused on recently, is an important part of that evaluation, but it is only one part. In other words: Can we tally up all the costs and benefits of the drone war?¬† Read more »
Following Israel’s successful force feeding of a Hellfire¬†to the militant leader of the terrorist organisation Hamas, a top Al Qaeda commander gets his arse handed to him on a plate¬†delivered courtesy of a US drone strike in Pakistan last week. BBC reported yesterday:
“A Kuwaiti militant who was one of al-Qaeda’s top commanders was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan last week, sources have confirmed to the BBC.
Sheikh Khaled bin Abdul Rahman, known as Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti, died along with 10 others near Mir Ali in North Waziristan, local Taliban sources said.
He was the most prominent al-Qaeda field commander after Abu Yahya al-Libi, killed in a drone strike in June.
Pakistan and the US have not yet officially confirmed the death.
The local Taliban sources told the BBC that Khaled bin Abdul Rahman, 46, had been killed in a drone attack on the village of Mubarak Shahi near Mir Ali last Thursday.
Khalid bin Abdur Rahman had been the head of al-Qaeda’s religious affairs wing, and was believed by some to have replaced Abu Yahya al-Libi as number two to Ayman al-Zawahiri.”