Pakistan’s Senate Committee says: “Pakistan International Airline, PIA’s loss is Rs. 142 billion.” This means, if PIA starts earning a profit of 1 billion from today, which is impossible, than it will take 142 years to get rid of bankruptcy.
Daily Archives: 11/08/2009
The paradox of our time!
Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so very eloquent…and so very appropriate.
by George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
..Like when General Musharraf introduced his ‘modern enlightenment’ philosophy tagged with the slogan “Pakistan First”, a joke was on SMS that his wife complained that he has not been screwing her lately – and the General candidly replied: Pakistan First.
Excerpt from the article “jokes Too Far” written by Wajid Ali Syed.
Source – http://www.wichaar.com/news/292/ARTICLE/15691/2009-08-10.html
Balochistan – A Home-grown Conflict
by: Malik Siraj Akbar
Courtesy: The Times of India, 11 August 2009
When the first Baloch insurgency broke out in 1948 to resist the illegal and forceful annexation of the Baloch-populated autonomous Kalat state with Pakistan, Manmohan Singh – today Indian prime minister – was barely a teenager while his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani had not even been born to witness the rebellion’s magnitude. Yet, last month, both leaders in Sharm el-Sheikh discussed for the first time the indefatigable Baloch insurgency.
India – Police abuses’
A report – titled Broken System: Dysfunction, Abuse and Impunity in the Indian Police.
NEW DELHI – Inida’s police force has been accused of extrajudicial killings, torture and carrying out illegal detentions, human rights campaigners have said. “India’s status as the world’s largest democracy is undermined by a police that thinks it is above the law,” Brad Adams, Asia Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), said on Tuesday. Indian police continue to use their old methods: abuse and threats…
Jokes Too Far
by: Wajid Ali Syed
Courtesy: Wichaar.com, August 10th, 2009
You can’t deny the importance of humor in life. One of the first steps to ensuring a nation’s death is to regulate and ban its humor. Humor implies tolerance. Without it a people wither on the vine. Humor is not necessarily portable. People the world over can relate to Three Stooges-like pratfalls and jokes about meddlesome mothers-in-law or nagging wives or hapless husbands. Many American jokes could probably be enjoyed in Pakistan, like this one: What’s the difference between Jesus and a picture of Jesus? You only need one nail to hang up a picture of Jesus.
Free education bill passed in India
NEW DELHI: The Indian parliament has approved a landmark education bill which seeks to guarantee free and compulsory education for children aged between six and 14. The bill, passed by the lower house of parliament, will set up new state-run neighborhood schools. It will also force private ones to reserve at least a quarter of their of their places for poor children.