Pakistan: KARACHI, Sindh – “Helplessness and hopelessness in Sindh has reached the breaking point and there is a serious demand for change in the democratic set-up as people in the province have started thinking that under the present political dispensation they would not get their legitimate rights”, said Abdul Khalique Junejo, Chairman Jeay Sindh Mahaz, in an interview with The Nation.
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Honourbale Speaker of Sindh Assembly, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro is leading an event of signature campaign in Sindh Asssembly building, Karachi. Please join us at 3 pm sharp on Saturday, January 17th, 2009.
Joint Signature Campaign by Citizens of India and Pakistan Against Terrorism, War Posturing and To Promote Cooperation and Peace From 8th January 2009 to 8th February 2009 (To be submitted to the Prime Minister of India and the President of Pakistan with Copies to important political functionaries and media houses of both countries.)
Dear Madam Dr. Nilofer, VC Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur.
The Shah Latif University is not a privately-owned business venture. It is a public institution funded by the taxpayers of this country. Any endeavor to improve its performance, academically as well as administratively, falls squarely within the domain of public interest , and more so of the academia.
People’s history of the Punjab: Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi’s invasion and its consequences
by Dr Manzur Ejaz, USA
January 15th, 2009
Courtesy and Thanks: Wichaar.com
Punjab’s fate started changing in the 11th century when Abu Mansur Sebüktegin, a slave king of Ghazni, began invading Raja Jaypal’s Punjab empire which stretched from Kabul eastwards, covering most of northern India. After two inconclusive wars between Jaypal and Sebüktegin, the latter died and his son Mahmud (971-1030) ascended the throne in Ghazni. It was during Mahmud’s several incursions into the Punjab that Muslim rule was established and Lahore became the province’s capital.