An open letter to a senior minister of Sindh

Dear Pir Mazhar Ul Haq

I am shocked to hear that our PPP government has denied promotion to Additional Chief Secretary Sindh (ACS) Nazar Mahar. As a result, he has resigned.

I first met Nazar Mahar Saheb when he was Commissioner of Larkana, a few years ago. He was living a very simple life style and had undertaken many projects for welfare of local people. I met him again when he was Secretary Education. He is known to be one of the most honest and dedicated civil servants.

He was indeed dedicated to service of people. I am shocked that he has been denied promotion. If this happens to our good officers, then who will speak up for our genuine needs.

I request you to ensure that he is accomodated and his resignation is not accepted.

Ali Nawaz Memon


Sindh Development Institute

Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

Nazar Mahar missing from promotion list of civil service of Sindh!

by Mohammad Ali Mahar, Austin, TX, USA

A couple of months ago, one of my friends happened to be in a Sindh government meeting chaired by Nazar Mahar. According to him, in the meeting, the DCO Karachi demanded the lion’s share for Karachi from the funds allocated for the Sindh province. Mr. Mahar, in his capacity as the Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Sindh, refused to fulfill the demand saying, “Mr. so and so, these funds are for the whole of Sindh and Sindh is not just about Karachi”. The DCO, a relatively junior officer, not used to being refused from the government officials, got enraged and misbehaved with Mr. Mahar. He told Mahar that he had made a mistake by refusing his demand and would pay dearly for it.

Then about a month or so ago, the omnipotent Nazim of Karachi, issued a statement, duly and dutifully carried by Jand and other ‘national’ media outlets, that the only hindrance to city’s progress was a man named Nazar Mahar.

I am not surprised at all to see his name missing from the list of blessed few. I had been awaiting this moment and wanted to see how they were going to sting an officer of otherwise immaculate record. In Sindhi they say, “Daryaah mein rahi waaggun saan ver!”

Genesis of Separatist Sentiment in Sindh

by Sirajul Haque Memon

Courtesy: Daily Dawn – Pakistan Day Special Issue – March 23, 2001

History, as recorded in the Indian subcontinent, has seldom dilated upon the real sentiments of the nations, peoples or the masses inhabiting various politically sovereign territories comprising the region. The reason is not far to seek. “Historians”, travelers and authors through ages, without exception, have been courtiers of the ruling dynasties, most of whom in turn have been installed by marauders and plunderers of yore. Such historiographers have, without blinking their eye-lids, eulogized the most despicable rascals as most eminent monarchs, defenders of faith and purveyors of justice, virtue and generosity. On the other hand, they have castigated and ridiculed the rulers and leaders of the people, indeed the people themselves, who were subjugated or enslaved, as despicable scum of the earth only to be punished, crushed and beheaded for the slightest provocation.

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Capitalism is evil, says Michael Moore

Capitalism is evil,” says new Michael Moore film

Courtesy: YahooNews, Sun Sep 6, 11:58 AM

By Mike Collett-White

VENICE (Reuters) – Capitalism is evil. That is the conclusion U.S. documentary maker Michael Moore comes to in his latest movie “Capitalism: A Love Story,” which premieres at the Venice film festival Sunday. Blending his trademark humor with tragic individual stories, archive footage and publicity stunts, the 55-year-old launches an all out attack on the capitalist system, arguing that it benefits the rich and condemns millions to poverty. “Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil,” the two-hour movie concludes. “You have to eliminate it and replace it with something that is good for all people and that something is democracy.”

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Kashmir Deserves Urgent International Attention: Dr. Fai

Washington, DC, September 6th, 2009. Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director, Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center, said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir still have confidence in the United Nations despite its failure to resolve many international disputes. However, Dr. Fai added, that it is crucial to remind the international community of United Nations Security Resolution # 209 which was adopted in its 1237th meeting on September 4th, 1965. That resolution was unanimously adopted with the clear support of the United States of America wherein the Security Council expressed its concern at the deteriorating situation in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

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