Using WordPress as a CMS occasionally throws up a few hiccups in the development process, and one of the biggest problems I face is setting up a halfway decent subscription and newsletter module. When the client is on a budget, this becomes an even tougher job. Various freely available newsletter plugins can be configured to provide basic email services. However, for a truly flexible and customizable solution, the only plugin I would recommend is Tribulant’s Newsletter Plugin. Continue reading
The following article appeared in Dawn newspaper today (4/11/2012) and I am sharing it as it is for enlightenment. It provides a brief history of sectarian killings in Pakistan, most notably from Zia’s time when organized Sunni and Shia militant wings were formed and attacks were carried out on each other’s leaders as well as on general population.
by Syed Shoaib Hasan
To understand the genesis and growth of anti-Shia extremism, the claims of both Sunni and Shia leaders must be examined. Shia-Sunni violence in this region precedes Partition but its more recent form has other beginnings. Most analysts are convinced that the present problem is a product of the Pakistan’s security establishment enduring relationship with radical Sunni militancy. Continue reading