by Ayaz Latif Palijo Advocate, Chairman FRJP
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Today is the day of triumph for all of us and lets take this opportunity to salute the people of Pakistan, the martyrs of 12th May, the lawyers who were burnt to death in Karachi, the courageous members of the bar, the brave representatives of media, Hon Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chodhri, Rana Bhagwandas, Khalil u Rehman Ramdey, Ali Ahmed Kurd, Aitzaz Ahsan, Muneer Malik, Rasheed Rizvi, Baz Mohd Kakar, Tarik Mahmood, Athar Minalah, Asma Jahangeer the leadership & activists of Sindhiani Tahreek, PMLN, TI, JI, Awami Tahreek, Nationalist Parties of Sindh, Balochistan & Pakhtoon Khuwah.
Continue reading Chief Justice of Pakistan restored
by Mohammad Khan Sial
I suggest that people of Sindh (Sindhis) must support Long March meant to restore judiciary including chief justice of supreme court of Pakistan (SCoP) Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar. Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar had took more than 5,500 suo moto actions including of missing Dr Safdar Sarki. I remember when I was in El-Campo, TX, I created a special website for Dr Safdar Sarki. On behalf of his family members, I made correspondence to Ms Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, Chairperson, PPP and other political parties. Only BB replied and strongly supported the release of Dr Sarki despite she was heading separate political party She strongly raised the issue of Dr sarki about 8/10 times at different occasions and assured all support to the family members of Dr Sarki.
Continue reading Opinion- Sindhis should support restoration of judiciary including deposed chief justice of SCoP, justice Iftikhar
It seems a total collapse of the state arrangements to stop the rally. The whole city is coming to the streets. The police brutalities of the last few days are coming to an end.
by Farooq Tariq, Lahore
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The fight is going on. Police is sometime retreating and coming back to use tear gas. The protesters are also determined to express their right to get together.
Police is firing directly at the demonstrators. One casualty the Shahid siddique, the newly elected president of Lahore High Bar Association. Thousands of rounds of tear gas been fired at General Post Office Chouck. Many has injured. Asma Jehanghir is also been effected badly.
Continue reading The Lahore rebellion
by: Khan Arif
All they can do to issue inflammatory statements distorting facts. We lost Eastern wing (Bangladesh) because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding to the conditions for national integrity. Statesmen may make mistakes but they make amends when needed. The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future. It is because of statesmanship in PPP that they formed Ruling Alliance not only in Federal capitol but also in the three provinces and they also joined Punjab Government fro a brief period. By reconciling their differences PPP and MQM have shown statesmanship and one wishes that Nawaz League also does that.In the past he had irreconcilable differences not only with President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, but also Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, and he participated in toppling PPP Government twice and Junejo government and went back on his promises with MQM and ordered military crackdown creating MQM Haquqi group of militants for bashing Altaf group. Now it is his third attempt to topple PPP Government by raising calls of civil disobedience and rebellion and calling the parliament and judiciary bogus. If this is called statesmanship may Allah help us.
Continue reading There is No Statesman in PML(N)- May Allah help us!
by Prof. Gul Agha, Illinois, USA
No one said anything about Zardari, but I have no reason to think that he is not a friend of Sindh. And, yes, we know the title “President” is a mirage — as Zardari has found out when he tried to fight the Taliban, influence Balochistan policy and promote peace and trade with India (he can’t even order his Intelligence chief to meet Indians! or keep his security advisor from being fired for acknowledging what the whole world already knew).
But with the current regime has come a Sindh Assembly and Govt. that is much better than before. The stronger Saaiin Zardari feels, the more room to maneuver Sindh PPP will have. Until they decide to remove him.. then they will go after all these Sindhi folks too. History repeats itself, first as tragedy than as a farce.
I do think the majority of this Sindh Assembly is a friend of Sindh. Reading the papers has been a breath of fresh air. I have been impressed by their honesty about the situation and the nature of the problems as well as their demands
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Peshawar- Afghan President Hamid Khan Karzai called veteran Pashtun nationalist politician muhammad Afzal Khan lala on telephone and enquired about his health and his ordeal in Swat pakhtunkhwa which he has been facing for last more than one year. Afghan President telephoned khan lala at a time when Afzal khan lala,s life is once again under threat from the terrorists who have turned Pashtun region like a hell and most of the Pashtun have been forced to have migrated from their homes at sawt and FATA.
Continue reading Afghan President Hamid Karzai called Afzal Khan Lala