For weeks I have been searching a paper like the one of M. Pervez Hoodbhoy for testifying that, at least, some Pakistani people could understand their country was in a nihilist spiral. I am positively surprised this author dares to write such statements, very shocking for Pakistan, though they belong to common sense for most of the external observers.
Without challenging this great contribution, I would like to add some remarks. In this paper, explaining why the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) instrumentation by PM Imran Khan will fail, M. Pervez Hoodbhoy uses a rhetoric method. He presents a fictional…
This article in French:
This Monday, April 19, 2021, Imran Khan spoke on Pakistani television.
The speech is in Urdu but « Dawn » immediately gave a presentation:
« TLP and govt have the same objective but our methods are different: PM Imran ».
« I assure you that the purpose of the TLP for which they’re bringing people out, that is my purpose as well and that of my government »
Imran Khan TV speech, April 19, 2020
The Prime Minister of Pakistan says…
The Pakistani claim for expelling the French ambassador and even, for closing our embassy embraces a large part of Pakistan opinion, including people who, nowadays, condemn TLP (Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan) for its domestic violences.
The Pakistan Prime minister, Imran Khan, is said to oppose such expelling. As a result, he is accused to be the « French bastard » by those who, in October 2020, celebrated him as « the Muslim world leader. » What a slam for a “leader” who searched an islamo-nationalist legitimacy to divert his country from all the civil duties he was unable to complete!
Here below is a comment I received about my paper “Kind regards from Pakistan”. What I had to say would became longer than expected. That’s the reason why I decided to present it as an article.
We will assess the efficiency of the measures already implemented, and we will introduce the new actions which are currently being considered.
A Sunni woman from Karachi, in her mid thirties, moved to Hunza valley in Northern Pakistan. A few years later, unable to adapt, unable to face the harsh mountain conditions, estimating she does not get the level of recognition her self-attributed talents should deserve, she turned her initial enthusiasm into hatred. In a country haunted by Muslim extremists, she harasses the local ethnic and religious Wakhi minority with pornographic tales, slandering allegations, calumnious denunciations and hate speech. Her…
It was decided to use a light CMS, Blogspot, preferably to Wordpress, the CMS of the main website. Just a few pictures have been posted after the images were resized to avoid any extra compression from the system while showing them. Embed posts have been contained to their strict minimum. The result is a quite basic website. It may not en joy a great SEO. But, it is very easy to use and fast. The user experience is smooth on mobiles and laptops. The information delivered to travelers is complete enough. …
Le 29 octobre 2020 était le jour de la fête du Mouled, al-mawlid an-nabawîy, l’anniversaire de la naissance du prophète Mohamed. C’est à cette date qu’un Tunisien a assassiné trois personnes dans un sanctuaire chrétien niçois. Dans cette même ville un autre Tunisien avait déjà causé 86 morts et 458 blessés, en 2016, lors de notre fête nationale. Le récent triple crime, porté par une société quasi-unanime, montre une complète déconnexion entre le ou les auteurs d’une offense réelle ou fantasmée et les suppliciés. …
Links to publications in French and English on different media: Agoravox, Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Ukrinform (Ukraine national news agency), Russia Beyond the Headlines and Diploweb.
AgoraVox is a French language website of news powered by volunteers and non-professional writers, created by Carlo Revelli and Joël de Rosnay in March 2005, offering items by single or multiple writers.
AgoraVox was one of the first citizen journalism websites in France, and is similar to the community sites L’Echo du Village (1998) and Indymedia (1999). Many more or less participatory sites have emerged since, such as Rue 89, Le Post, Mediapart and Atlantico…
This is a presentation of the websites and blogs that I created and/or co-admin: Regards sur le mode, Bernard Grua Photography, Bernard Grua Mediablog, Stop Cyberstalkers, Best Inventory, Pamir Serai Guest Houses, Bernard Grua Medium, Bernard Grua Flickr, Stop trolls, No Mistrals for Putin, Sanctions contre Poutine, Stop Cyberstalekrs Flickr.
I traveled to Hunza and Chapursan Valley, at Pakistani borders with Afghanistan and China, during summer 2018. Like all external visitors, I enjoyed the pristine nature and the outstanding sceneries which were a pure delight. I was amazed by the kindness and the education of the inhabitants so different from the global image Pakistan has abroad. In Sost and in Chapursan Valley, I staid in Pamir Serai guest–houses (light version of Pamir Serai website). I had to report about these wonders. I made numerous photographies and wrote articles about what I observed. Part was in…