Arrogant retired general challenges the authority of the Supreme Court

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.

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Hundreds of activists illegally arrested at the demand of secular and democratic united Kashmir!

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.

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Sindhi and Sindhyat

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.

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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 Details about the Scheme can be found in the following links.

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Left Unity oberves Shaheed Nazir Abbasi Day

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.

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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.”