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July 29, 2011

Rolling Stones being Blocked in Pakistan for questioning the Army

Rolling Stones blocked in PakistanJillian York reported on Al-Jazeera that Rolling Stones Magazine is being blocked in Pakistan for quoting Thomas Friedman’s column on Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

The Pakistani ruling bargain is set by the Pakistani Army and says: “We let you civilians pretend to rule, but we will actually call all the key shots, we will consume nearly 25 percent of the state budget and we will justify all of this as necessary for Pakistan to confront its real security challenge: India and its occupation of Kashmir. Looking for Bin Laden became a side-business for Pakistan’s military to generate U.S. aid.”

It was reported on the APC website as well, while running a few Herdicts reporting and sourcing the twitter sphere in Pakistan confirm that the websites are blocked in Pakistan

4 Comment(s)

  1. iPhone unlock | Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    I guess instead of blocking websites and blog, Pak army should clear their names from such doggy activities.

  2. Jeddy | Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    The army did not want General Musharraf executed, instead had him exiled. If General Musharraf had been executed it would be a lesson for all the generals. No can reports corruption and treason within the armed forces.
    However nothing needs to be reported. The whole world knows what is going on, except the people are not being told. Two reporters were suspended because they found that there is link between the drug trade and the Pakistan army.
    The killing of several journalist in 2011 only points to the ISI and the army. No one can get away with murder except for those who are above the law. The armed forces continue to call the shots in Pakistan’s politics. It is afraid that there will actually make the armed forces subservient to civilian rule

  3. Arif Ali | Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    like it or not pakistani will always be controlled by army

  4. Sohail Khurshid | Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    The name of the magazine is ‘Rolling Stone’ not ‘Rolling Stones’.

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