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The Stars of Sufi Music

Abida Parveen (center) surrounded by fellow performers at the Asia Society in New York on July 22, 2010. (Suzanna Finley)
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The NY Sufi Music Festival sought to combat perceptions of Islamic Radicalism by representing and celebrating Sufi values of peace, tolerance, and respect through music.

Pakistan's (Literally) Forbidden Fruit

A Pakistani fruit vendor sells mangoes in in Islamabad on July 4, 2009. Pakistan is the 5th-largest producer and 3rd-largest exporter of mangoes in the world. (Sajjad Qayyum/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Pakistani mangoes are banned in the US because of Department of Agriculture regulations regarding pest management at the orchard and postharvest level.

OBL: Bollywood's Newest Phenomenon

<i>Tere Bin Laden</i> (2010) movie poster: http://bit.ly/dhvVHs
Lifestyle Bollywood's newest box office hit doesn't depict star-crossed lovers. It depicts Osama bin Laden.

General Kayani Stays

Pakistani army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani takes his seat for the official oath-taking ceremony of new prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gillani, at the Presidency on March 25, 2008, in Islamabad, Pakistan. This month, Kayani has been granted a three-year extension as Army Chief by Gillani. (Photo Warrick Page/Getty Images)
Policy In a timely though perhaps surprising move, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced on July 23 the extension of army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's term for another three years.

Peace Be Upon You, New York

(Ananda Matthur/Flickr)
Arts Defying the never-ending hot, humid weather, scores of New Yorkers attended the city's first Sufi Music Festival, launched in Union Square on Tuesday evening.

Pakistan Bristles at US Call to 'Do More'

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi as she arrives for a bilateral meeting with him at the Pakistani Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on July 19, 2010. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Secretary Clinton's recent visit to Pakistan was less hostile and generally more promising than her last. Still, relations between the two nations remain complicated and not everyone is pleased with the outcome of Clinton's visit.

Pakistan's Favorite Pastime Coming to a Location Near You

Abida Parveen (© Jack Vartoogian)
The latest prime-time hit on Pakistani television isn't a sentimental soap opera or a reality-TV show on the hunt for the nation's next singing sensation. It's Coke Studio.

Puppets in China and Pakistan Tackle Big Issues

Pakistani puppet participates in literacy event. (Farooq Naeem/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Master puppeteer Farooq Quaisar, also known as the "Jim Henson of Pakistan," is behind a weekly political satire television show with a mission to bring awareness to the people. Most recently, his puppets did a sketch about Pakistani parliamentarians with fake university degrees- a topic that traditional media has been banned from reporting.