SINDHIS AND THE PAKISTANI ESTABLISHMENT- by Manzoor Chandio

SINDHIS AND THE PAKISTANI ESTABLISHMENT
By Manzoor Chandio, Karachi, Sindh
The writer can be reached at: catalyst2pk@yahoo.com, Manzoor Chandio, works in daily Dawn, Karachi.
Mr. President of Pakistan, Chairman of the Senate and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court may be part of the Pakistani Establishment, but the powerful component of the establishment–the Pakistan Military, intelligence agencies, including the ISI, which enjoys considerable influence in the decision-making, MI and IB and the bureaucracy-does not belong to Sindh. There are a few Sindhis in the presidency out of its about one thousand officials.

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Lalu to appear in Canadian documentary

Patna: Having already acted in a bollywood film “Padmashree Lalu Yadave” in an eponymous role, effervescent Railway Minister Lalu Parasd is all set to appear in Canadain documentary soon. As in the feature film, Lalu is palying the role himself in the documentary “India Reborn” being shot by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

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DUBAI: We need slaves to build monuments’- by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

 

‘We need slaves to build monuments’

 

By Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

 

It is already home to the world’s glitziest buildings, man-made islands and mega-malls – now Dubai plans to build the tallest tower. But behind the dizzying construction boom is an army of migrant labourers lured into a life of squalor and exploitation. Ghaith Abdul-Ahad reports
The sun is setting and its dying rays cast triangles of light on to the bodies of the Indian workers. Two are washing themselves, scooping water from tubs in a small yard next to the labour camp’s toilets. Others queue for their turn. One man stands stamping his feet in a bucket, turned into a human washing machine. The heat is suffocating and the sandy wind whips our faces. The sprinkles of water from men drying their clothes fall like welcome summer rain.

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