New Partnership with Pakistan bring a positive revolution in Sindh

New Partnership with Pakistan Act 2009 – An opportunity for educational institutions of Sindh to bring a positive revolution in Sindh

By Khalid Hashmani

The ENHANCED PARTNERSHIP WITH PAKISTAN ACT OF 2009 (Bill S. 1707) was passed by US Congress on October 1, 2009 and is awaiting President Obama’s signature. This legislation provides for $ 1.5 billion a year in US economic, social, and democratic development assistance to Pakistan for each of the next five years, starting 2010. The bill also authorizes military assistance in the context of counterinsurgency and counter terrorism efforts. Although the traditional exploiters of Pakistan have embarked on a mean-hearted campaign to secure changes that will enable them to control and siphon away much of the allocated assistance, the people of Pakistan, particularly the rural populations, have waited too long in the line as military consumes a major share of the country’s resources. Their undemocratic tactics to get changes in the Act to reduce monitoring and weaken the democratic rule will more than likely fail. However, if they once again succeed, the poor people of Pakistan would loose a great opportunity to alleviate poverty and improve health and education in rural areas.

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Protest Rally against Dictator in Houston Texas

Report by: Sikander Baloch, Texas

A peaceful Rally of a large number of pro Democrat groups along with Sindhi and Baloch Communities took place in Houston Texas in front of the omni hotel, where Ex-military dictator Pervez Musharraf was invited to speech. Participants was carrying play cards and banners against Musharraf with different slogans, Killer of democracy and Judiciary, Killer of leaders like Akber Bugti, and Benazir Bhutto. They were demanding to the US government to revoke fugitive from law in Pakistan, ex-military dictator’s  visa and extradite him to Pakistan to be tried for High Treason under Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan and for his other crimes under relevant laws. People from Different Walk of life participated and supported this rally, where as Aziz Narejo , Abdul Narejo, Sikander Baloch, Mansoor Samo, Manzoor Memon, and others represent Sindhi Community and Habib Baloch, Malik Baloch, Aslam Baloch, Maria Baloch were the participants from American Friends of Balochistan. Javed Burki and other American friends of Pakistan along with Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Pakistan Tahreek Insaf were among the protester.

While talking with international Media they says that, Ex-military dictator who seized power on October 12, 1999 in a coup against an elected government has committed  crimes against the people and the country. He has violated the Constitution, dissolved the elected assemblies, compromised sovereignty of the country, destroyed institutions, waged war on own people, murdered political leaders and innocent citizens, caused disharmony among provinces, created divisions among the people, weakened the foundations of the country, threatened its integrity and ruined the economy bringing untold of miseries to the masses. they added that,

It is a matter of great concern that the US government has issued visa to him and he has been invited to address and hoodwink the people in USA at various fora. We call upon the people and the government in USA and the world leaders to respect the will of the people of Pakistan and support the demand for his extradition to Pakistan to stand trial for his crimes.

A pro Mushraff Rally was held by MQM and other groups at same place with Small number of people who were welcoming Mushrraff.

11 October, 2009

Protest Rally against Dictator Mushraff in Houston Texas

Awami Tahreek’s LONG MARCH started..Emotional scenes observed

Ayaz Latif Palijo President Awami Threek
Ayaz Latif Palijo President Awami Threek

Kandhkot: Awami Tahreek (Peoples Movement’s) national Long March started from Kandhkot on 8th October and reached at Karampur. The march is organized against ongoing unemployment, price-hike, terrorism, lawlessness and acute shortage of water in Sindh. Renown intellectual and Awami Tahreek’s chief, 80 year old cardiac patient, Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo, newly elected Central President of the party and Human Rights lawyer Ayaz Latif Palijo, General Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhurgri, Syed Alam Shah and former central president Qadir Ranto are leading the 46 days long protest long march. Thousands of brave women and men passing through the tribal no-go-areas of Kandhkot, Ghouspur and Karampur raised slogans for complete provincial autonomy, major share in NFC an implementation on 1940 resolution and against tribalism, jirga system, lawlessness, KARO KARI, SANG CHATTI, water shortage and discrimination against Sindhis in Karachi. Hundreds of workers of JSQM, Tarqi Pasand PArty, Jamait Islami and PPP Shaheed Bhutto also joined the workers of Awami Tahreek.

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