Who will live in new coastal city of Sindh? Why should rural Sindh suffer?

Who will live in new coastal city of Sindh? Why must rural Sindh suffer?

[Translator’s note – The recent article by Naseer Memon, pulished in Sindhi daily Kawish provides a comprehensive account of the rural-urban disparity and how this disparity can be narrowed. Reproduced below is an English translations of this article along with minor additional notes added for the sake of clarity.]

by: Naseer Memon, Translation by: Khalid Hashmani, McLean

The disparity of economic conditions between rural areas and few urban centers in Sindh continues to grow further as the present government remains oblivious to the problems of rural areas. In this backdrop, many questions are being raised in Sindh about the recent announcement by President Asif Zardari that a new city called Zulfiqarabad will be build between near Karachi. The noted social scientist and development specialist, SaeeN Naseer Memon has written a timely comprehensive article with convincing arguments that the government should put emphasis on improving existing decaying small cities and towns of Sindh instead of wasting resources on building a new city. The key take aways from this comprehensive article based on astonishing facts and figures are as follows:

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Diabetes

Watch for the Warning Signs

If you have any of these warning signs, it may be a signal that you should be tested for diabetes:

-extreme and unusual thirst, – frequent urination, -unusual hunger, – unexplained weight loss or gain, – blurred vision, frequent or recurring infections, – cuts and bruises that are slow to heal, -tingling or numbness in the hands and feet, – trouble getting or maintaining an erection.

Are You at Risk?

There is no known way to predict who will develop diabetes, but here are some factors that increase a person’s risk of developing type 2, including:

-being age 40 or over (although there is an increasing trend toward the development of the condition in younger people), – being overweight, especially when the excess weight is around the middle (ofter referred to as an “apple-shaped” body), – having high blood pressure or heart disease, – having a family member who has diabetes, -giving birth to a child weighing more than 4 kg (9 lbs), – having high levels of cholesterol or other fats in the blood, – having impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose (identified by testing), – (darkened patches of the skin), or schizophrenia, – being of Aboriginal, Asian, South Asian, or Hispanic descent.

THE SILENT LANGUAGE OF A DONKEY AT THE TIME OF DEATH

by Sadeq Hedayat, Translated from the Persian by Farzin Yazdanfar

Courtesy: Blindowl

Ah! My body is shuddering from pain. This is my reward for all the services I have done for this ruthless, cruel two-legged animal. Today is my last day, and this is my only consolation! After having lived a life full of hardship, suffering and trouble, after having endured unbearable loads, repeated blows from stick and chain and the curses of passers-by, thank God that I am bidding farewell to this dreadful life.

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Musharraf’s Musical Masti

Courtesy: Globeistan, August 21st, 2009

By B. R. Gowani

Rome was burning

While Nero was playing the fiddle

Some truth and some not…

Rome was burning, that is true

but no music was playing then

though he knew the lyre and was a singer

Like other Roman Emperors,

Nero was cruel and merciless

During his heinous reign

Christians were thrown to the dogs

In 64 CE

When 25% of Rome burnt to ashes

And 50% was badly damaged

Nero could not have been fiddling;

There were no fiddles then.

Musharraf’s policies set Pakistan on fire

True it continues to rage on …

Not yet under control

He is playing the tabla and singing songs in England,

where it appears he’ll be the Queen’s guest for a while

If he returns to Pakistan

And the judiciary proves stronger;

Then shed no tears for him

For the military will ship him out for medical treatment.

Rest assured no one can touch him,

He is of the military elite

And no such fate as Z. A. Bhutto can be allowed.

B. R. Gowani can be reached brgowani@hotmail.com

Source – http://globeistan.com/?p=3857