Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

Hell’s teeth

September 5, 2009

Zibahkhana, or Hell’s Ground in English: Pakistan’s first gore flick, with possibly the best advertising posters ever.




Afghanistan to invade Pakistan?

June 15, 2008

At a news conference, President Karzai spoke of Afghanistan’s right to self-defence and threatened an invasion of Pakistan to put an end to the Taliban’s seeming impunity there.

“Afghanistan has the right to destroy terrorist nests on the other side of the border in self-defence,” Karzai told a news conference in Kabul.

“When they cross the border from Pakistan to come and kill Afghans and coalition troops, it gives us exactly the right to go back and do the same,” he added, in his toughest comments yet on stamping out militancy along the border. (AFP)

Watching the news conference today on television, my colleagues burst into peels of applause and laughter.

Applause, I took it, at the audacity of an idea which would have a large degree of popular support within Afghanistan; hilarity at the ridiculousness of the possibility of squaring up to the more powerful neighbour.