Alamgir: A Pop Singer With Failed Kidneys

Posted on October 10, 2008
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A.H. Cemendtaur Being a perennial skeptical about email money appeals, a message about Alamgir’s health and plea to wire transfer money to a bank account made me decide to check the veracity of the news. I looked up Alamgir’s telephone number in Georgia and called him up. Luck was with me, I was able to […]

Selling Your Kidney in Pakistan

Posted on September 4, 2008
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Adil Najam Reader Umair alerted us to the Pakistani auction website Bolee.com, whose front page (yesterday) was advertising a “Kidney for Sale” (there were three Ads for this, but all from the same person). Search for the website on Google and you will see a bold “Welcome to Pakistan’s First Auction Site.”

Polio Resurgence in Pakistan

Posted on May 16, 2008
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Owais Mughal Last year we carried out this post on Polio Vaccination Drive Facing Threat in Pakistan. In a disturbing development, polio which had almost been eradicated from Pakistan is making a resurgence. The target of getting Pakistan polio free was for 2010 but according to Dawn news report of May 15, 2008, eight cases […]

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