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2006-03-11 India-Pakistan
Nuggets from the Urdu press
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Posted by Fred 2006-03-11 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [325 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Marches and processions, damage and destruction. They really are having a good time fussing about cartoons they've never seen in a place they couldn't locate on a map. By the time they get tired of it, there won't be much left of the last few centuries of progress.
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-11 03:10||   2006-03-11 03:10|| Front Page Top

#2 Every year there is bhagdar (stampede) which kills people but this year there was mo bhagdar.

Sounds like hip-hop be reaching the Urdu's. "Yo, yo, mo bhagdar! I'll bust a cap in ya, if ya mo bhagdar me again!"
Posted by davemac 2006-03-11 07:37||   2006-03-11 07:37|| Front Page Top

#3  But the people were not satisfied as they wanted to burn public property to express their grief. The clerics warned from the mosques that if the culprits were not caught the people would destroy public property.

I have a copy of the Quran that CAIR's given out. My roommate's using it for a beer coaster. Does this mean my hand's gonna get chopped off?
Posted by Raj 2006-03-11 08:39||   2006-03-11 08:39|| Front Page Top

#4 I hate being late to the Nuggets.

but this year there was mo bhagdar.

O'! Where are the Jinns of yesteryear?
Posted by 6 2006-03-11 10:16||   2006-03-11 10:16|| Front Page Top

#5 O'! Where are the Jinns of yesteryear?


A little tonic with mine, please. And some popcorn. I'll settle back and watch.

So, Paradise if full of shit? Bet those virgins ain't what they expect either.
Posted by Thinemp Whimble2412 2006-03-11 11:09||   2006-03-11 11:09|| Front Page Top

#6 that was me. what the heck happened to my name?
Posted by hugomoger clans 2006-03-11 11:34||   2006-03-11 11:34|| Front Page Top

#7 Columnist Irfan Siddiqi challenged the claims of the government in Nawa-e-Waqt that Pakistan was progressing economically.

Not exactly hard to do...

In its economic data, the Pak government has been including the import of used cars under industrial capital goods

Pak metal production fell by 60 % in the last two years - the reason? The batteries for a coking oven.
One oven goes down and their national production falls by 60 percent.

This is a nation that has yet to manufacture a high speed lathe, or a tractor...
Posted by john 2006-03-11 18:36||   2006-03-11 18:36|| Front Page Top

#8 But they have nukes.

Sigh.
Posted by lotp 2006-03-11 19:12||   2006-03-11 19:12|| Front Page Top

#9 Thanks to China

Posted by john 2006-03-11 19:24||   2006-03-11 19:24|| Front Page Top

#10 I think this has been discussed before, but I can't remember the conclusion: Pakistan has got a number of nuclear bombs, but such things need frequent and persnickety maintenance. Do they have the skills and the mindset to keep the nasty things operational? Or have they become large and radioactive paperweights?
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-11 22:08||   2006-03-11 22:08|| Front Page Top

#11 Pakistan's military nuclear facilities and weapons are under monitor and seal, installed by the US and alarmed to alert Musharraf (and no doubt us) if the seals are breached.

That said, I don't have a clue about their operational readiness.
Posted by lotp 2006-03-11 22:12||   2006-03-11 22:12|| Front Page Top

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