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'Three Cups of Tea' author forced to repay $1 million to his charity

'Three Cups of Tea' author and Central Asia Insitute (CAI) charity founder, Greg Mortenson, agreed to pay $1 million back to his organization and step down from its board after a Montana court ruled that he had misused funds.

IndoPak: America's $10 million mystery – a bounty on Hafiz Saeed?

Indians are perplexed by a $10 million reward targeting Hafix Saeed, who makes regular public appearances in Pakistan.
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Here he is! Where's my $10 million? The US offered a $10 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of Pakistan's Hafiz Saeed. But the alleged mastermind of the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai is a popular public figure who lives openly in Pakistan -- under the protection of the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, India claims. (ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)
Indians are perplexed by a $10 million reward targeting Hafix Saeed, who makes regular public appearances in Pakistan, and is a member of the country's establishment. Is the US government offering up easy money?

Acid attack victim Fakhra Younus commits suicide

"She realized that the system in Pakistan was never going to provide her with relief or remedy." 

Indian police foil bomb attack on Delhi

Delhi police have prevented a major bomb attack on the capital by suspected Pakistan-based militants, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Wednesday, after authorities arrested two men carrying explosives at the city's main train station.

Pakistan, India to normalize trade by end of year

Pakistan will normalize trade with India by the end of 2012, Islamabad announced Wednesday, signalling its commitment to liberalizing trade with its regional rival.

Pakistan begins demolishing Osama bin Laden compound

Residents say the government brought in three mechanised backhoes on Saturday, and started to destroy the compound’s tall outer walls after sunset.

Dear Pakistani men: Quit staring already

In Pakistan, women launch a campaign to prevent men from shamelessly staring at them.
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Who you looking at? (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistani women decided to fight the thing that has been making their their daily commutes miserable. No, it’s not pollution. In Karachi, the real problem is what they call the “staring syndrome.”

In The Express Tribune, a Pakistani newspaper, a young woman described her five-minute commute from work as the most stressful part of her day:

Whether I am wearing jeans with a shirt or am covered in a burqa, there are three points in that five-minute walk where I feel people eyeing me with extreme interest. The first is an under construction building, where poor and deprived labourers clearly get bored with their work all day long. The second is a showroom and its prolific guards who like to watch girls instead of thieves and intruders; the third is our area’s cobbler who I am sure has some serious vision problems because once his eyes get fixed at a point, they simply cannot deviate from it. And this is not it. Occasionally, an old toothless man or young, pre-pubescent boy walks by passing lewd comments.

She also writes that Pakistani women are used to atrocious staring, but that doesn’t mean they like it.

In fact, they dislike it so much an organization called Gawaahi, Media for Awareness and Advocacy organization, put together a video campaign titled “Stop Street Harassment,” to draw attention to the problem and to encourage women to stand to up “starers.”

In the video, one of the thing women say is that “staring makes them feel they only exist for a man’s pleasure."

What’s perhaps most interesting here is how some people in Pakistan have reacted to the anti-staring campaign.

Here is a sample of some of the comments in the above article:


15 killed, dozens wounded in Pakistani bomb attack

Officials said that almost 90 pounds of explosives planted in a white car parked at the Kohat bus terminal triggered a blast which destroyed more than 20 other vehicles.

Pakistan will ask Interpol for help in arresting Musharraf

The Pakistani Interior Ministry said it will seek Interpol's help in bringing former President Pervez Musharaf to justice in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minster Benazir Bhutto.
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