Development takes time.. as does public pressure

– Prof. Gul Agha

Take simple step: Demand that the Sindh Assembly to pass a law requiring the govt. to publish all local budgets, projects, tenders and awards on-line (in Sindhi, Sindh’s official language) so citizens can see how funds are being allocated and spent. Structural changes are needed in how business is done… Development takes time.. as does public pressure. Let’s see how much time we have..

Dec 4, 2008

The Pashtun Peace Forum and the South Asia Peoples Forum Consultation

PASHTUN REALITIES IN CONTEXT

Mississauga: The Pashtun Peace Forum and the South Asia Peoples Forum have organised the consultation on Sunday, Dec 7, 2008, 2: pm, Mississauga Central Liverary 301 Burnhmthrope West, Ontario, Canada to increase awareness of the realities of the Pashtun situation, with especial focus on the Pakistani Pashtun areas. Over the recent past there has been an increasing interest in that area because of increasing turmoil that also has regional and global implications. However, many of the analyses and reports are based on second hand knowledge and at times somewhat misleading. The purpose of the consultation is to clarify some basic issues regarding Pashtuns, their traditions, and the socio-economic and political underpinnings of the current situation there.

Dec 04, 2008

Terrorism should not be allowed to derail the peace process between India and Pakistan

India-Pakistan Peace Vigil for Mumbai; Dec. 6 in San Francisco

A group of concerned South Asian Americans — Pakistanis and Indians — are organizing a peace rally on December 6th at San Francisco City Hall to condemn the recent Mumbai Terror attack and call for both Pakistan and India to work together in promoting peace, justice, and prosperity in the region.

December 04, 2008

100th Birth Anniversary of Hari Leader Qazi Faiz Mohammed

by: Suraiya Makhdoom, UK

Kazi Faiz Mohammed is one of our great leaders. He fought against injustice. He fought for the peasants (haris) and he fought against the One Unit. He was a companion of great leaders as Saeen G.M. Sayed and Comrade Hyder Bux Jatoi. Later on he joined Awami League and was one of its Senior Vice Presidents. Kazi Faiz Mohammed was also a great writer. In his personal life Kazi Faiz Mohammed was a very simple and down to earth person. It was a pleasure to be with him and I am honoured to have met him.

Sindhi Media, both print and electronic is playing a great role in taking out special supplements on a special day of one of the great personalities of Sindh. Daily Awami Awaz, Daily Ibrat, Tameer e Sindh, Halchal, Halal e Pakistan , Sobh, Mehran TV, Sindh TV, Dharti TV.

December 04, 2008

Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups.