Keep the candle of Sindhiat burning

Sindhi Vigilance Needed to Monitor actions to privatize Oil and Gas Fields in Sindh

By Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA

Please do not be disheartened or frustrated with the current wave of apathy among Sindhis. In my view, this phenomenon is not unique to Sindhis but other communities also go through such cyclic moods. My involvement of 25 years with our North American Sindhi community has taught me that the mood of “apathy” repeats itself, particularly after a period of hectic “political activity” of the kind that we have all experienced in the last 18 months. As a steady state develops, people will cool down their strong political leanings and become more pragmatic and realistic and the spirit of Sindhiat will be re-kindled again.
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Pakistan’s democracy: need for a change in world view

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan

The writer is High Commissioner of Pakistan to UK and former Advisor to late Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. 

Media blitzkrieg by prophets of doom against largely consensus presidential candidate Senator Asif Ali Zardari has died unsung on the eve of the elections rendering its perpetrators deeply bruised by the backlash of humiliation. At the time of writing this just before the polls not even an iota of doubt was left in any body’s mind about PPP Co-Chairperson’s sure victory through an overwhelming parliamentary vote overly backed by the general will of the people. Not only that, most of the senior columnists believe that Mr Zardari has proved his political acumen beyond any reasonable questioning and that a PPP President would be a pillar of strength for democracy.

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