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Facebook on the rise in Pakistan

Facebook on the rise in Pakistan

Islamabad, Asharq Al-Awsat—It seems that Pakistanis are becoming increasingly more active on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter after Facebook Ads Manager—the site’s marketing tool—revealed that Pakistani users of the social networking website...
Pakistan’s Press Clampdown

Pakistan’s Press Clampdown

Islamabad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Having lived in Islamabad for five and a half years, Rezaul Hasan Laskar—an Indian journalist—had to pack everything and leave Pakistan in two weeks. What was the reason behind this sudden departure? Pakistani authorities notified Laskar,...
Badshahi Mosque: The Jewel of Lahore

Badshahi Mosque: The Jewel of Lahore

Islamabad, Asharq Al-Awsat—There is a saying in the Punjab that if you have not visited Lahore then you haven’t seen Pakistan, and if you haven’t seen the city’s Badshahi Mosque then you haven’t seen Lahore. One cannot escape the sight of the...
Pakistan’s grand Ramadan TV giveaway

Pakistan’s grand Ramadan TV giveaway

Islamabad, Asharq Al-Awsat—The holy month of Ramadan seems to have prompted an endless competition between Pakistani news channels and anchorpeople to attract more and more viewers. It has become typical for the programming to focus on issues faced by ordinary...