by: Javed Qazi, Sindh
A new National Finance Commission has been announced. Ishaq Dar has been nominated by the Punjab government to represent them. And from Sindh it is our Kaiser Bengali. It is a constitutional requirement that every five years such committee sits to set the criteria of distributing the revenues from the central pool that goes to the provinces.
The fact is that it was simply a formality sort of exercise if ever previously has been done and the criteria is always the population based. Hence Sindh receives very dismal vis a vis the amount of revenues it generates. Where as Punjab receives the more than it generates.
Not only that the eighty percent of the employees that work in the federation are from Punjab . The very federation is located in the Punjab and any development that takes place in the federal Capital, its benefits go more to the Punjab . The population of the capital has its 80 percent people from Punjab .
Even the taxes that are provincial in nature and characteristic if gauge it under the rule of law, constitutionalism for the matter under 1973 constitutions, such right has also been usurped by the central government.
If this is the spectrum it implies that Punjab and the federation is same and no one can form the government in the federation without having a support of the institutions which have predominantly a Punjab ’s representatives.
Continue reading A call for the people of Sindh – Let us March to Islamabad on the first meeting of NFC
Pakistani American Christian Coalition and Pakistani American Congress is arranging a peaceful protest in front of Pakistani embassy and White House on Thursday, August 13 at 11:00 AM. A bus has been arranged, which will leave Columbia, MD in the morning. Please attend this rally to show solidarity with our fellow Pakistani Christian people and to demonstrate that hate crimes by a few do not represent the mindset of 160 Million peoples of Pakistan.
Courtesy: Links International
By Norm Dixon
August 6 and August 9 2009 mark the 64th anniversaries of the US atomic-bomb attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In Hiroshima, an estimated 80,000 people were killed in a split second. Some 13 square kilometres of the city were obliterated. By December, at least another 70,000 people had died from radiation and injuries.
Continue reading Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Worst single terror attacks in history
Courtesy: The News
by: Haider Nizamani, Canada
The late Edward Said, the eloquent and incorrigible voice of Palestinians on the world stage, had fundamental disagreements with Yasser Arafat but I haven’t come across one sentence where he turned it into personal mud-slinging.
Continue reading Cyber-warriors —Haider Nizamani
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-027-2009
25 March 2009
PAKISTAN: Petition to bring Pervez Musharraf and his henchmen before the law.
Continue reading PAKISTAN: Bring Pervez Musharraf and his henchmen before the law
by: B. R. Gowani
The ruling class creates beliefs
Through absolute lies, Even though it may later accept, That it manufactured the beliefs, Or the fact may present itself
through investigative reports, Nevertheless, the hard core devotees hold on to their beliefs: Saddam was linked to al qaeda
The government health care plan offers NO CHOICE, that is, only the merchants of death (the private health insurance companies), offer choice and can take care of your health …
Capitalism is the only solution (despite the trillions of dollar bailout)
All Muslims are terrorists
A recent poll shows the majority believes that the dropping of atomic bombs in 1945 on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the right thing to do.
B. R. Gowani can be reached at email@example.com