Show Politics June 22, 2011
Tweeters You Should Follow In Pakistan

There are 1.9 million Twitter users in Pakistan, and since the beginning of this year, they've taken to the micro-blogging site in a big way to make their voices heard on topics like the country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). They're also using the platform to honour the good guys, and wag their fingers at the bad guys.

While trying to sift through and follow a stream of 1.9 million people worth of tweets is an overwhelming task, New Statesman has done it, and has put together their list of suggested Pakistan-related tweeters to follow.

Here's the list:

Ali Dayan Hasan, Human Rights Watch: @AliDayan

Abbas Nasir, former editor of Dawn: @abbasnasir59

Shehrbano Taseer, humanitarian campaigner: @shehrbanotaseer

Omar Waraich, journalist: @OmarWaraich

Raza Rumi, journalist: @Razarumi

Majorly Profound, satirist: @majorlyprofound

Mohammed Hanif, award winning novelist: @mohammedhanif

George Fulton, television producer: @GeorgeFulton1

Nadeem Paracha, columnist and satirist: @NadeemfParacha


And here are two of our own additions:

Declan Walsh, Guardian correspondent for Pakistan/Afghanistan: @DeclanWalsh

Mosharraf Zaidi, Writer: @MosharrafZaidi


While George visited Pakistan earlier this year, he interviewed Shehrbano Taseer, daughter of Pakistani businessman and politician Salmaan Taseer that was reportedly assassinated for his public support of amending controversial blasphemy laws in Pakistan.

You can watch the interview below:

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