Daily Archives: June 10, 2008

Remembering Benazir Bhutto – An eyewitness account

Khalid Hashmani relates the eye-witness of conditions in Balochistan after her assassination as described by the Jawaid Bhutto:

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The “Justice and Democracy in Pakistan” forum organized an event to meet renowned writer and analyst Jawaid Bhutto, who was visiting Pakistan, when Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. The event was held on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at a local restaurant. 
 
SaeeN Jawaid Bhutto obtained his Master’s degree from Belgrade-based Sofia University and has taught at the International Relations department of Sindh University for several years. He began by saying that his primary purpose to visit small towns and villages of Sindh and Balochistan was to recognize the changes that may have occurred in him on account of living in the Western world for the past eight years, away from his homeland. Continue reading

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Pakistani men sitting pretty

By Laura King
Los Angeles Times (June 9, 2008 issue)

A growing number flock to salons to get facials, manicures and pedicures and even to have their backs waxed. ‘I like to look good and feel good,’ says one.

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The facialist at a popular salon here couldn’t help being a bit nervous. Her client that afternoon was a particularly demanding one, certain to quiz her unrelentingly about the latest anti-wrinkle creams and pore-reduction potions.

But such exactitude, she said, is typical of her male customers.

Pakistan may be a macho, tradition-bound society with conservative Muslim mores, but the male-beauty trade is booming here. Urban professional men, following a trail blazed by their counterparts abroad, are waxing and highlighting and plucking and primping like never before. Continue reading

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