Pakistan’s former military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf (Retd.) has refused to appear before the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The Supreme Court issued notice on him to appear before the court in the case of a constitutional petition challenging the forced removal of two judges of the Sindh High Court.
PAKISTAN/KASHMIR: In the Pakistani part of Kashmir several political activists and students have been arrested for observing the demands for an independent Kashmir, free from India and Pakistan. Mr. Sardar Liaquat Hayat, the Central President of the Jammu Kashmir National Awami Party, and several activists of the Jamu and Kashmir National Awami Party (JKNAP) and Jammu Kashmir National Students Federation (JKNSF), were arrested without any judicial warrants or charges. At the time of arrest on July 19, 2009, they were protesting against the call by the prime minister of Kashmir to annex Kashmir with Pakistan. Police conducted raids in Rawalakote city and arrested Liaquat Hayat, Wajid Ayyub and Shaihid Sharaf without arrest warrants from their homes. The same day the ruling party of Pakistani Kashmir organized a public rally to commend the so-called Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan at Rawalakote city.
Crora Wadhayoon to Dada Jashan Vaswani on his 91st Birthday on 2nd August 2009.
Produced by Asha Chand, Dubai
Listen to his brillant and interesting answers to difficult questions on Sindhi and Sindhyat. Sponsors: M/s K.M Garage, Dubai , M/s Petrotech, Dubai , Sindhi Ceremonial Centre and Sindhi Guru Darbar – Dubai. M/s Lal ‘ s Insurance Brokers Ltd, Hongkong. Striving to promote Sindhi and Sindhyat – together. Watch this Saturday 1st August 2009, on DD Girnar (formerly DD Gujarati) 10:00 PM IST, Dish TV # 872 – Tata Sky 871.
Forwarded by: Naveed Shaikh, Bochum, Germany
The Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) is establishing the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, which aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong ‘s institutions. A total of 135 PhD students will be recruited annually to Hong Kong on a worldwide basis in 2010/11 and 2011/12. If you know any bright students who would like to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong , please ask him/her to contact A. Hussain at his email email@example.com Details about the Scheme can be found in the following links.
Left Unity observes Shaheed Nazir Abbasi’s Arrest Day
Report by: SOHAIL SANGI, Hyderabad, Sindh
Over 150 activists belonging to leftist groups, including women, staged a token hunger strike under the banner of Left Unity outside the Hyderabad Press Club here on Thursday (July 30), to mark day of arrest of Shaheed Nazir Abbasi. They were demanding the reopening of Shaheed Nazeer Abbasi case and award of death sentence to the murderers. It may be mentioned here that it was on July 30, 1980 that late Abbasi was arrested. Ms Aalia Buxal, Ms Nusrat, Irfana, Seher Mangrio, Naseer Mangi and many other leftist women participated in the hunger strike. Among the male members of the Left Unity, Raza Mangrio, Latif Inqalabi, Ghulam Hussain Laghari, Faiz Keerio, Dr Haresh and others staged hunger strike, while Jam Saqi, Sohail Sangi, Taj Mari, Khalil Kazi, Iqbal Mallah, Punhal Sario and others joined the hunger strike to express their solidarity.
Free love abounds, but Mao’s sex life is off limits
By John Doyle
Courtesy: The Globe and Mail, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007
… The documentary, written and directed by Josh Freed and former Globe and Mail Beijing correspondent Miro Cernetig, starts with footage of a night club, somewhere in China. We are told, “This is a new world of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.” The over all theme is this: “The Chinese are rediscovering their libido and they’re making up for lost time.”
Vitamin B1 is important for brain functioning especially it is good for treating brain fog and muscles. It also supports heart functioning and energy production of body. Many heart failure patients found low in Vitamin B1 (thiamine). It helps to reduce anxiety, dementia, confusion, fatigue, depression, memory loss and pain. Take it with other B vitamin (vitamin B complex) because B vitamins work well together as team.
WOMEN’S ACTION FORUM
Call for Rally to stop harassment of women in public places.
Report by: Amar Sindhu
Women of Qasimabad Reclaiming their Public Space
* Qasimabad is known as mini Sindh. * Qasimabad is reflection of new modern Sindh. * Qasimabad is centre of all nationalist Sindh based parties working in Sindh. * Qasimabad is identified as centre of all well reputed non govt organizations. * Qasimabad is real pride for we all who are living there, because it is considered as new home emerging Sindhi urban middle class. * It is sole urban space which is available to Sindhi women through out sindh.
Pakistan’s Establishment is a term used commonly by Pakistani analysts for the Military dominant oligarchy in Pakistan. This group of individuals, while not exclusively Military, are considered key decision makers in major policy decisions like Pakistan’s nuclear programme, the defence budget and the use of Intelligence Agencies in Pakistan. The best description of the Establishment has been by Stephen P. Cohen in his book the Idea of Pakistan. Cohen calls this establishment a “moderate oligarchy” and defines it as “an informal political system that [ties] together the senior ranks of the military, the civil service, key members of the judiciary, and other elites.” Membership in this oligarchy, Cohen contends, requires adherence to a common set of beliefs: that India must be countered at every turn; that nuclear weapons have endowed Pakistan with security and status; that the fight for Kashmir is unfinished business from the time of partition; that large-scale social reforms such as land redistribution are unacceptable; that the uneducated and illiterate masses deserve only contempt; that vociferous Muslim nationalism is desirable but true Islamism is not; and that Washington is to be despised but fully taken advantage of. Underlying these “core principles,” one might add, is a willingness to serve power at any cost.
by: Prof. Gul Agha, Champaign, Illinois, USA
Shaken by the Sindhi uprising in response to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, agencies seem to have launched a long term strategy of crushing Sindhi activism. And what better time than during the tenure of a Sindhi puppet “government”? They can also discredit this “government” they despise but temporarily tolerate, and then will get rid of it once it is discredited in the eyes of Sindhis, so they don’t have to watch it trying to do Sindhis even a little good.
WASHINGTON DIARY: Bridge-builders
by: Dr Manzur Ejaz, USA
Courtesy: Wichaar.com, July 28th, 2009
The South Asian youth can become a very strong bridge between North America and South Asia. But to achieve the status of honest arbitrators they need to stay away from diplomatic missions, religious outfits and professional groups who lobby for the governments in South Asia.
Report by: Jaffar Memon, Chairman, We journalists
Under the brain storming session, organized by “We journalists” organization, the left oriented politicians, intellectuals and the representatives of civil society organizations, are decided to form a committee with the title “shaheed Nazir abbassi yaadgaar committee” the session was held at the head office of daily “Sindh” Hyderabad. All participants was of the view that the death anniversary of our national hero shaheed Nazir abbassi, should celebrate unanimously on august 9,2009 at Hyderabad press club. following committee members were elected during the session. 01) Imdad Chandio, 02) Taj Mari, 03) Imdad Qazi, 04) Ramzan Memon, 05) Punhal saario, 06) Commrade Iqbal, 07) Jaffar Memon, 08) Nissar Laghari, 09) Iqbal Mallah, 10) Mahesh Kumar.
By Dr.Ali Akbar M. Dhakan, Karachi, Sindh
All the appointments made by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto during her both tenures as the prime minister of Pakistan were done away with by Nawaz Sharif regime and the young highly educated People of Pakistan particularly of Sindh Province were made jobless and un-employed except some people who got the favour of high ups.
– Azhar Ali Shah, Sindh
“05-07-2001 SANA Convention in Chicago, Illinois, Rasool Bux Palijo urged every educated Sindhi to read more – learn more about world history, freedom struggles, and particularly the military and political strategies. You don’t need every Sindhi to be educated to bring about a change. What you need is smart leaders and smart middle class who can predict and understand each move of adversary and quickly make a counter move and take an offensive move, when appropriate. He added that he was quite hopeful in the ability of Sindhis to withstand all onslaughts and ultimately come out victorious. Let! there be no doubt that these Sindhi Sapoots and followers of Shah Abdul Latif will never give up on their rights. They will not vanish in the history. They will resist and fight until they are victorious. By this time every one in the audience so attentive that other than his words, there was no other sound. Even the Sindhi infants, who never seem to stop crying, seem to have been taken aback by what was happening around them.
Delegates of Kashmir Peace Conference Offered Friday Prayers at the Capitol Hill
Washington: 27 July 2009: It was making history on Friday when congregational Friday prayers were held in the highest seat of legislation – the Gold Room of the Rayburn Hall of the Capitol Hill (US Parliament) at the prayer break during the two-day 1oth international Kashmir peace conference organized by the Kashmiri American Council/ Washington.
Data from clinical trials over the past several decades reveals that vitamin C may help prevent a variety of health disorders, including immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, eye disease and cancer. Women and men who take a daily multivitamin and vitamin C supplements can significantly improve their fertility, new research indicates. Vitamin C 250mg twice daily along with vitamin E 400 IU act as powerful antioxidant and anti-gaining medicine. Vitamin C and Vitamin B-complex support the adrenal gland support the skin, eyes and bones. Vitamin C also reduces the risk of Cancer & heart disease.
Socrates was actually a very annoying old man. He questioned people about their beliefs and about what they thought they knew to be true. Some people thought him the wisest man in town. But he just said, if I am wise, it is because I admit I know nothing!
Cuba — How the workers and peasants made the revolution
Courtesy: Links International Journal
Chris Slee, author of Cuba: How the Workers & Peasants Made the Revolution (Resistance Books, 2008), explains how the revolution was made and defended by Cuba’s working people.
July 26, 2009, marks the 56th anniversary of the guerrilla attack on the Moncada military barracks by revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro in 1953, viewed by Cubans as the start of the revolution. 2009 is also the 50th anniversary year of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.
Workers, peasants and students played an active role before, during and after the insurrection that destroyed the brutal and corrupt US-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in January 1959. Batista seized power in a coup in March 1952.
Full opportunity for full development is the inalienable right of all. He who denies it is a tyrant, he who does not demand it is a coward, he who does no desire it is a slave. The earth for all the people-that’s the demand! Eugene V. Debs
By Dr Ali Akbar M. Dhakan, Karachi, Sindh
A comprehensive and voluminous book of Mr.Mohammad Qaisar chohan titled as above has been published by Seventh Sky publication urdu bazar Lahore in January 2009. In all 82 cases of looters have been covered in detail. Most of them consist of very important and famous cases like corruption of Pervez Musharaf, former prime minister, Shoukat Aziz, FBR, Pakistan Steel Mills,
KARACHI: Curious case of a dean holding seven KU posts
By Faiza Ilyas
Courtesy: Daily Dawn, Saturday, 25 Jul, 2009
KARACHI, July 24: The faculty of arts in Karachi University seems to be facing an acute academic and administrative crisis these days, as the faculty’s dean is currently holding seven posts, including the directorship of two institutes and the chairmanship of three departments, on the grounds that “eligible candidates” are not available, Dawn has learnt.
Antibiotics kill not only invading bacteria but also healthy flora (friendly and protective bacteria Lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium). The composition of the intestinal flora can be disrupted by the use of antibiotics, and chemotherapy. The disease dysbosis also refers to a chronic imbalance in our bowel flora. Antibiotic kills friendly bacteria and then harmful organisms, Candida, E. coli, Staphlococci and Klebsiella fill the vacuum of friendly bacteria in colon. Antibiotics turn the off the action of white blood cells in immune system. Kids given antibiotics during the first 2 years of their life will have increased chances of allergies in their later years of life.
The protective bacteria Lactobacilli of yogurt can keep the acidity of the vagina (the pH higher) and create a antagonistic environment against the AIDS/ HIV virus and decrease the risk of STD infections.
Instead of taking antibiotics, use grapefruit, onion, garlic, ginger and turmeric and vitamin C 500 mg two times to support immune system and keep the antibiotic as life saving drug for future use. Eat yogurt everyday if you are not allergic with milk products.
Rain brings smiles to Thar Desert people after three years of successive drought.
By: Gulab Rai,Islamkot, Thar, Sindh
From the first week of July 09 heavy rains have been falling on the whole of Thar Desert in Sindh province of Pakistan. Soon after the rainfall people have started ploughing their land and sowing seeds of traditional crops of bajra (millet) and guwar (cluster beans) in all the four talukas of Thar.
By: Suraiya Makhdoom, UK
… Cooperation between Balouchs and Sindhis – there can’t be 2 opinions as to whether Sindhis should support the just cause of Baloch struggle: we should and we are. Sindhis as a nation and a people have a time honoured tradition of supporting all the just causes. As far as Balouchistan is concerned, Sindhis have been with their Balouch brothers and sisters on every step of the way. Sindhi nation supported Balouchs during the 1970’s military operation and many suffered jails and other tortures.
Courtesy: ARY NEWS, Saturday July 25 , 2009 12:00:36 AM
KARACHI: Two activists of Jiye Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) were killed and several others injured as some unidentified persons opened indiscriminate fire at JSQM rally at D A Asphani Road, ARY NEWS reported on Friday. According to the police, JSQM workers Friday held protest rally against the killing of party worker some two weeks ago and demanded for arrest of the culprits.
When you learn to read you will be born again … and you will never be quite so alone again. – RUMER GODDEN
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director, Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center has expressed satisfaction on the adoption of the Washington declaration during the concluding session of the conference. Here is the text of the Declaration.