Sindhi Lady Jounalist Working with BBC world Service

A Sindhi female journalist is working with BBC. Ms. Karishma Waswani is associated with BBC since 2003. It just clicked the mind that how much education makes a difference. Women folks among Sindhi Hindus in Sindh remain confined to medical and teaching professions.

Below is her biography, her family is originaly from Sindh but she herself was born and raised in Singapore and educated in UK and now reports from India. Will she ever write some thing about her motherland Sindh and its poverty stricken masses.


Karishma Vaswani , Mumbai Business Correspondent
Karishma Vaswani is the presenter of India Business Report, BBC World News’ business programme dedicated to examining the issues of trade, business and economics in India.

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Let us welcome restoration of CJ and hope he will help in restoration of provincial rights

by Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA
It is indeed a good decision by the PPP leadership to show flexibility and restore illegally fired justices including Chief Justice Iftikhar Choudhry. At the same time, after hearing that anti-Sindh and anti-Sindhi slogans were raised in Punjab, I am fearful that the federal judiciary may derail the train moving towards provincial autonomy. Unless the restored justices are pure hearted souls, their future rulings may favor rulings that favor federal jurisdictions over provincial matters and concurrent lists. I hope my fears are unfounded. Otherwise, Sindhis may see some real tough times.

Charter of Democracy Signed by Benazir Bhutto & Nawaz Shairf says;

Charter of Democracy Article 4 says;bb_last_moment
A federal constitutional court will be set-up to resolve constitutional issues, giving equal representation to each of the federating units, whose members may be Judges or persons qualified to be judges of the Supreme court, constituted for six years period. The Supreme Court and High courts will hear regular civil and criminal cases. The appointment of judges shall be made in the same manner as for judges of higher Judiciary.

Anti-Sindh slogans shouted by participants of the long march in Lahore!

MQM threatens to pull out of coalition
Courtesy and thanks: Daily Times
LAHORE: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Coordination Committee has decided that the party would quit the coalition from the Sindh and federal governments within 48 hours if the Sindh government did not take notice of anti-Sindh slogans shouted by participants of the long march in Lahore. A private TV channel reported on Sunday that the decision was made in a joint meeting of the party’s London and Pakistan coordination committees. The meeting condemned the slogans and said any slogan against the people of Sindh would not be tolerated. The committee sent its decision to London for MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s approval. Meanwhile, the MQM chief called upon those who cared for the country’s solidarity to ponder over the views expressed by the JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman in an interview to another TV channel, APP reported. Hussain said Fazl’s views should be considered instead of being criticised. daily times monitor/app.

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CJ reinstatement: congratulations to Sindhi community in North America

by Aziz Narejo, TX, USA
An epic struggle by lawyers, civil society activists and some political parties has finally succeeded and the government has been forced to reinstate the judges deposed by military dictator on 3rd November, 2007. SANA has been steadfastly supporting the reinstatement of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry and other judges. Our members have organized, supported and participated in several rallies in USA and Canada for the cause and we have been writing on various forums on the subject.
I congratulate SANA members on the reinstatement of the Chief Justice and other judges.

Discrimination with Sindhis- The number of Sindhi bureaucrats in the federal govt. is about 1 in 10 of about it is supposed to be.

Sindh seeks increased representation in federal bureaucracy
Friday, March 13, 2009
By Imtiaz Ali
Courtesy and Thanks: The News
Karachi- The Sindh government has approached the federal government for increasing the number of officers, including secretaries, from Sindh in the federal bureaucracy to address the ‘sense of deprivation’ in the province, Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro said on Thursday.

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Chief Justice reinstated

iftakharPakistan said to give in to protesters’ demands
by Laura King,
Courtesy and Thanks: LA Times
March 15th, 2009

Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan – Wild rejoicing erupted in the Pakistani capital early Monday amid news reports that the government would capitulate to protesters’ demands to reinstate the popular chief justice fired by former President Pervez Musharraf. Word of the reversal by the government of President Asif Ali Zardari came as a huge caravan led by opposition leader Nawaz Sharif bore down on the capital in defiance of a government ban. Police resistance had melted away hours earlier as the convoy left Lahore, a center of Sharif’s power, with the crowd that accompanied him dismantling barricades along the 200-mile stretch of road to the capital. As the night wore on, thousands of followers flocked to the slow-moving convoy’s route, throwing rose petals and dancing by the roadside.

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Is A Military Coup In the Wings?

Pakistan: Is A Coup In The Wings?
by Farhan Bokhari
March 15th, 2009
(CBS) Pakistan’s growing political turmoil risks drawing in the military into a political role, and endangers U.S. interests in the war on terror across the Pak-Afghan region, two western ambassadors in Islamabad warned Sunday night, in separate interviews with CBS News. These warnings came after a day of mayhem in Lahore, the country’s second-largest city and its political nerve center, where supporters of opposition leader Nawaz Sharif clashed with police and security services.

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