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"Check" Flag Welcomes Czech Prime Minister to Pakistan

Jun 16th, 2007 at 1:53PM: What's wrong with this picture? Adil Najam, founding editor of the All Things Pakistan blog, was driving back from the airport in Islamabad when he noticed a banner welcoming Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek to the capital city. A kind notion, for sure, but there's one problem: whoever created the banner used a "check" flag instead of a Czech flag. "I rushed back to see if I would...

Photo of the Day (12/18/06)

Photo of the Day (12/18/06) Dec 18th, 2006 at 10:02AM: This is a recent photo of a resort area called Nathiagali, in northern Pakistan. The picture reveals the reality: lush evergreen forests, high mountains (8200 ft, where this photo was taken). While the photo may not be like some of the super artsy items we've thrown on these pages, I got this from a friend who is an embassy worker in Pakistan. The photo is here because it's a glimpse of a world...

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