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Art for Life

30Jan10

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=pakistan+truck+art&iid=2411334″ src=”2/8/b/b/Elaborate_Truck_Art_3a7e.jpg?adImageId=9671710&imageId=2411334″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] When I was on my way to meet Haider, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew only that he was a truck artist who my friend and artist, Tapu Javeri, adored. The drive to Haider’s neighbourhood, Garden East, was harrowing. It took me to the entrance […]


The failure of the Lahore police to register a case against the alleged and likely murderers of twelve-year-old Shazia, giving them the time to escape is a glaring example of the complicity of authorities in crimes against the underprivileged. The details of Shazia’s story are horrific. She first turned up on the national pages of […]


The violence against Christians in Gojra speaks of the mindset of most Pakistanis, the legislation that enforces it, the complicity of the police and politicians certainly on the local government level and the unchecked extremism beyond the Taliban.


Pakistanis are very uncomfortable with the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s visit to India. The same pictures have run repeatedly on all the television channels. Mrs Clinton is animated and lively, her head thrown back in laughter as she announces the latest agreement with India with Indian Foreign Minister S M Krishna by her […]


Hillary Clinton went to India, and all we got was a special envoy.   Pakistanis are very uncomfortable, indeed, with the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to India. The same pictures have run repeatedly on all the television channels. Mrs Clinton is animated and lively, her head thrown back in laughter as […]