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Pakistani Community In U.S. Gives Insight Into Complexities Of U.S.-Pakistan Relationship

Pakistani Community In U.S. Gives Insight Into Complexities Of U.S.-Pakistan Relationship | India & Pakistan-Tawnie Butkowski | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Following Wednesday's visit from Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in which he says he urged Obama to end the U.S.
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P-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged Obama to end the U.S. drone program in Pakistan

 

P- released reports  suggesting that the U.S. has killed civilians and violated international law by drone strikes within borders

 

E- high unemployment

 

ntk- When did the U.S. drone program start in Pakistan?

-June 18th 2004

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Pakistan Church Bombing Kills 75 People

Pakistan Church Bombing Kills 75 People | India & Pakistan-Tawnie Butkowski | Scoop.it
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 78 people in the deadliest-ever attack against the country's Christian minority.
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Pakistan

S- 78 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a Christian church and there were a 141 wounded

 

C- historic Christan church opened in te 1800s

 

S- Responsibility of the attack was claimed by a wing of the Taliban 

 

P- the government is having a mjor problem with terrorism and extremism

 

P- the government and security forces are being blamed for not protecting the  country's Christians.

 

S- Christians burned tires in the street in the southern city of Karachi to protest the bombing

 

C- targeting innocent people is against the tachings of Islam

 

S- peace deal with Taliban only was to decrease violence 

 

P- Taliban want government to release militant prisoners and pull troops out of NW tribal region

 

P- the government is known to have secretly supported some of the past US drone strikes 

 

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Indian Society and Ways of Living

Indian Society and Ways of Living | India & Pakistan-Tawnie Butkowski | Scoop.it
Indian society is multifaceted to an extent perhaps unknown in any world culture, but cultural themes do exist.
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S- people ranked according to wealth and power

 

C/S- seclusion of women

 

E- most basic business: agriculture

 

P-  State and federal government regulations increasingly intrude into village life, diminishing traditional systems of authority

 

 

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Pakistan - Language, Religion, Culture, Customs and Etiquette | global-etiquette | resources

Pakistan - Language, Religion, Culture, Customs and Etiquette | global-etiquette | resources | India & Pakistan-Tawnie Butkowski | Scoop.it
Guide to Pakistan and Pakistani culture, society, religion, language, etiquette, manners, customs and protocol
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C/S- In a family, the female relatives are protected from outside influences

 

C/S- People are reespected because of age and position; elders treated with most respect

 

C-Pray 5 times a day (Islam)

 

C- Urdu is official language 

 

S-Nepotism viewed in positive manner

 

ntk- what is Nepotism?

-  A practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.

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India-US diplomat row escalates

India-US diplomat row escalates | India & Pakistan-Tawnie Butkowski | Scoop.it
India orders reprisals against the US, including the removal of security barriers around its embassy, after a diplomat is arrested in New York.
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P- security barricades around US Embassy were taken out

 

P- Indian diplomat was arrested in th US (Devyani Khobragade, deputy consul general)

 

S- arrested for visa fraud and making false statements about underpaying her Indian maid

 

P- India feels "humilliated"

 

S- American diplomats and their families in India will have airport passes taken away and duty free arrangements suspended

 

S- American diplomats' gay partners might be liable to arrest for violating Indian laws against homosexuality

 

ntk- what is diplomatic immunity?

-A form of legal immunity that ensures diplomats are exempt from prosecution under the host country's laws

 

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Indian media: 'Landmark' order on bureaucracy

Indian media: 'Landmark' order on bureaucracy | India & Pakistan-Tawnie Butkowski | Scoop.it
Media in India are praising a "landmark" Supreme Court order that aims to free bureaucracy from political interference.
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P- Court ordered federal and state government that will monitor transfers, promotions and disciplinary matters with civil servants

 

P-The Election Commission approved the design of the "None of the Above" button on electronic voting machines

 

P-Bureaucrats come under pressure from politicians on key issues and face victimisation

 

E- struggling economy and rapidly increasing prices of food and other commodities

 

E-people spending  on sweets, dry fruits and gifts

 

ntk- What is victimisation?

- An act that exploits or victimizes someone.

 

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