A WONDERFUL STORY

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”

Is the man of the house home?”, they asked. “No”, she replied. “He’s out.” “Then we cannot come in”, they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. “Go tell them I am home and invite them in!” The woman went out and invited the men in” “We do not go into a House together,” they replied. “Why is that?” she asked.

One of the old men explained:

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” Sindh is a colony!” – News Comments by G.N.Mughul

Karachi, Apr. 27: “Pakistan is a colonial country and Sindh its colony”. There was consensus to this effect at a gathering of the political leaders and activists affiliated with more than five nationalist organizations of Sindh as well as its intellectuals, writers and academicians, held the other day on the invitation of Dr. Qadir Mangsi, Chairman, Sindh Tarakipasand Party (STPP), at Hyderabad.
The nationalist organizations, whose representatives attended this gathering under the title: ” National Dialogue”, included: Sindh National Front (SNF), headed by Mumtaz Bhutto, Awami Tahrik, headed by Rasul Bux Palijo, Jey Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (affiliated with the political philosophy of GM Syed), Jey Sindh Mahaz (JSM), headed by Abdul Khaliq Junejo. Besides, ex-parliamentarian Mujib Pirzada also attended this meeting.

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Fire in the Pie Forest

by Rafique Ahmed Sidiki, Karachi
Courtesy: Daily Dawn, 30.4.2009
The writer can be reached at sidiki50@hotmail.com
The province of Sindh is almost deprived of all its forest cover, as centuries old forests available on both sides of the river Indus have been eliminated and converted into agriculture lands and at the present are occupied by the influential of the area on long term leases.

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Pakistan must be saved from collapse

by KEVIN Rudd
April 29th, 2009
Wichaar.com
KEVIN Rudd rightly linked Australia’s increased troop commitment to Afghanistan with a desire to ensure the viability of the Pakistani state. He identified this as a vital interest for Australia. Like US President Barack Obama, Rudd has appointed a special envoy — in this case former Defence Department head Ric Smith — for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

That Rudd questions the viability of the Pakistani state should alert Australians to the perfect storm of trouble in Pakistan today. It is the worst and most dangerous security situation in the world, albeit with strong competition from Iran and with North Korea putting in a serious effort. Don’t think I’m being alarmist. Last week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Congress that the security situation in Pakistan “poses a mortal threat to the security and safety of our country and the world”. She added: “The Pakistani Government is basically abdicating to the Taliban and the extremists … we cannot underscore the seriousness of the existential threat posed to the state of Pakistan.”

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