The hypocracy of Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Imran Khan & other right wing parties of Pakistan!

What this accord meant?
by Lala Hasan
It is interesting that some political leaders inclduing Imran Khan (cricket hero), Qazi & others use to condemn the Jirgas & feudalism in Sindh but they have been trying to justify the Jirgas in Pakhtoon Khawah. Many politicians and beaurucrats are libral and moderate on the issues of Sindh & Punjab but on the issues of NWFP they have many arguments to tell. They are champions of movement for Independent judiciary but they like Jirga system and Taliban brand Sharia courts in NWFP. They are democratic and libral but they have been supporting Taliban brand of Sharia. They are supporting women rights in Punjab and Sindh but they are not ready to condemn blowing up of girls schools by terrorists in NWFP or PakhtoonKhawah. They are supporter of working women in Sindh & Punjab but in NWFP, they have an other story to tell in the name of so-called traditions and customs. Actually they neither are Democratic nor in favour of independent judiciary.
They want to throw women and other libral people back to stone age. They can use aeroplanes, missiles, rocket launcher, kalashan kov, cars, modern medicines, electricity, loudspeakers, TVs, computer etc, all introduced by west & Europe but on the issue of women, they reject even education and Polio drops while saying its west brand so they would not allow. Its really a joke & some friends “innocently” have been indirectly supporting such strange arguments of extremists.

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Sukkur Sindh- Charity begins at home after all!

by Mohammad Ali Mahar, Austin, TX, USA

The writer can be reached at mamahar@hotmail.com
I visited Sindh in September/ October, 2008. To get to my home from the airport, I had to take the kachcho side road, for the main highway connecting Sukkur to Shikarpur was completely unfit for cars. If one needed to drive to somewhere, if at all, one had to drive in the 2nd. gear for miles and miles.
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The crow had a key role in the sea trade between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley, says Dr Manzur Ejaz

Painting of Indus Civilization by Artist Manzoor Solangi

Painting of Indus Civilization by Artist Manzoor Solangi

Please note- Dr Manzur Ejaz taught at the Punjab University, Lahore, for many years and now lives in Virginia
Courtesy and Thanks: Friday Times, February 20-26,2009 -Vol.XX1,No.1 & Wichaar.com
From time immemorial, legend has it that love sick girls would wait for the crow to bring the good news of a lover’s arrival. The crow’s chatter on the roof was a sure sign that the lover was on his way. In folk songs like “Maey ni kag banairay uttay bolia” (O mother, the crow has spoken), and in many other such songs, idioms and parables, the crow plays a central role as the keeper of secrets.

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