kottke.org posts about Pakistan

Driving the Lowari PassJul 12 2013

On one of the world's most dangerous roads, Pakistani drivers deliver supplies 150 miles into northwestern Pakistan. In 2011, Al Jazeera English made this 25-minute documentary that followed one of the trucks across the Lowari Pass. I didn't think I was going to watch the whole thing, but it turned out to be worth the time.

Pakistani fetish wearMay 13 2009

In this video, the NY Times profiles a pair of Pakistani brothers who run a business in Karachi designing and manufacturing bondage and fetish wear. As you'll see in the video, many of the firm's employees are unaware of what they're making. (thx, andrew)

Nice collection of photographs of Pakistan's elaboratelyFeb 26 2008

Nice collection of photographs of Pakistan's elaborately decorated motor vehicles.

The most striking thing in Pakistan is the vision of trucks and buses completely covered in a riot of color and design. They might spew diesel fumes, they may take up all of the winding, narrow, under-maintained road one is trying to negotiate, but they are certainly noticeable, like so many mechanical dinosaurs adorned in full courtship colors.

(via david archer)

Long New Yorker profile of Benazir BhuttoDec 28 2007

Long New Yorker profile of Benazir Bhutto from 1993, the year she was elected to a second term as Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Arresting images of Benazir Bhutto's last moments,Dec 28 2007

Arresting images of Benazir Bhutto's last moments, including some shots of the suicide bomb going off nearby shortly after she was shot.

Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated in Pakistan.Dec 27 2007

Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated in Pakistan.

Ms. Bhutto, 54, returned to Pakistan this year at a time of great volatility in a state that has been under military rule for eight years. She was the leader of the country's largest opposition political party, founded by her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, one of Pakistan's most flamboyant and democratically inclined prime ministers.

After a couple of surprising losses inMar 26 2007

After a couple of surprising losses in the Cricket World Cup, the coach of the perennially mighty Pakistani national team turned up dead. It's feared he was murdered.

Ill-timed Dairy Queen advertisement for their "Earthquake"Oct 10 2005

Ill-timed Dairy Queen advertisement for their "Earthquake" dessert. Officials say that the death toll has reached 22,000 from the eathquake that hit the northern parts of India and Pakistan on Saturday.

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