Also by Alisher Sidikov
June 26, 2013
Karimov: Uzbek Migrants Are 'Lazy,' Beggars Don't Exist
First, he lashed out at Uzbekistan's migrant workers, calling them "lazy." Then he took a swipe at the country’s beggars, denying their existence. The comments by Uzbek President Islam Karimov have raised eyebrows -- and prompted jokes.
July 02, 2008
Islamabad Pins Border Violence On Central Asian Group
Pakistani officials blame the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) for contributing to a spike in violence in the area, including attacks on local leaders whom IMU militants are targeting for their "hypocritical" support of the United States.