Will he give us rights!

By Farhan Soomro

.. 1. Will he stop the genocide of Balochs and bring the security forces back to barracks? 2. Will he give right to self determination to the federating units and nations which is inherited right of every nation as said by the Canadian court? 3. Will he give fare share in water to Sindh? 4. Will he give fare share to Sindh and Baloch in NFC award? 5. Will he give justice to Dr. Safdar Sarki who is being tortured for more than 20 months?

Unfortunately, some Sindhi intellectuals and writers are too much obsessed with PPP government and judiciary reinstatement. I am not for independent judiciary but I am for non-partisan judiciary.

There are more critical issues we need to worry about. Like Dr.King said and president hopeful Obama repeated on campaign trail here “fierce urgency of now”. We all need to keep out “eyes on the prize” and struggle for the rights of common people.

Courtesy: SANAlist

Sep 07, 2008

PPP and Zardari

One hopes the president-elect would work with other political forces in the country to strengthen democracy, resolve grievances of smaller provinces, make the country a true federation, solve problems faced by the people, improve economic conditions and safeguard the independence of judiciary and media.

The election of the new president should mark the end of the undemocratic and repressive military dictatorships in the country and herald a new era of peaceful, just and democratic Pakistan that belongs to all its citizens instead of few chosen people or powerful groups.

The newly elected president and the prime minister of Pakistan should immediately restore judiciary to pre-November 3, 2007 position, work with parliamentary groups to amend the Constitution properly to end all the changes made by the dictatorial regimes and grant maximum autonomy to the provinces.

Also a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” should be established to hear complaints of corruption, accesses and criminal, unconstitutional and illegal acts against civilians and military personnel. It is essential that all such cases are addressed to reinforce the trust and the confidence of the people and strengthen the rule of law in the country.

Economic Models explained with Cow

AN AMERICAN CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow has dropped dead.

SOCIALISM: You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbor.

COMMUNISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk.

FASCISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk.

NAZISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you.

BUREAUCRATISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away…

TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.

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