Khairpur, Sindh : Now strawberry being cultivated in Sindh

Khairpur gets ‘sweet charlies’ from US

By Amin Ahmed

Courtesy: daily dawn, Thursday, 12 Nov, 2009

ISLAMABAD: Strawberry is no longer a fruit grown only in cool, hilly areas, as it is now being cultivated in the plains of Sindh.

Pakistanis will be able to taste two new varieties of the fruit in the beginning of the next year.

‘Sweet Charlie’ and ‘Festival’ are the varieties of strawberry whose saplings have been imported from the United States and planted in Khairpur, an area also known for the production of dates. The varieties have never been grown in Pakistan before. The Competitiveness Support Fund (CSF) is working on the project in collaboration with the Sindh government.

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World Fisheries Day on November 21st, 2009

World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on November 21st throughout the world by the fisher folk communities. From the very of it’s inception in 1998, Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum has been celebrating and observing this event every year. Maintaining the tradition this year, PFF has also decided to celebrate World Fisheries Day as a one week celebrations from 16 to 21 November.

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Opinion : Why this March is not so much effective?

by Jamil Junejo, Hyderabad, Sindh

Long March of Awami Tehrik from Kashmore to Karachi designed for multiple agendas is in way with vigor and enthusiasm towards its destinations. We can’t resist the temptation of paying glowing tribute to the marchers, walking in scorching sun, especially to daughters of this soil.

Awami Tehrik enjoys a large amount of proportion in contribution towards nationalist politics of Sindh. Some of the most significant aspects of politics of Awami Tehrik can be summed up thus: To evaluate and the analyze the issues in very scientific manner in light of local and international changing realities and to formulate its policies accordingly ;to highlight and create role of women in politics;to explode the myth that nationalist politics of Sindh is only confined to the parties and groups affiliated with ideology of Saeen G.M Sayed and to discard the impression that the from and manifestation of nationalist politics determined by G.M Sayed’s affiliated groups is final an determintal ; to integrate art with politics where by producing it vigiour,enthususiasm,spirit and charm;to create a reasonable and balanced blending of various existing political trends in Sindh viz, democratic, leftist and nationalist into its slogan of Qomi, Awami, Jamhoori, Tabqati Inqalab; and to promote trend of ideological orientation and training into politics.

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Kerry-Lugar bill – by Farooq Sulehria

A letter to Nawaz Sharif on KLB

Dear Mr. Sharif,

Salam. To be honest, I was not surprised at all to find you and khakis on the same side of fence in case of Kerry-Lugar Bill (KLB). Only a naïve would have believed the radical statements you made about army’s role in politics in the waning months of Pervez Musharraf. How unfortunate! our politicians oppose GHQ’s intervention only selectively. The late Benazir Bhutto welcomed Musharraf’s move on October 12, the way you had hailed her military-sponsored expulsion from Prime Minster’s palatial secretariat. Back in 1980s, many believed her when she would challenge General Zia. On coming to power, she pinned Democracy Medal on General Beg’s malicious chest. Many believed you too when you would grill Musharraf ‘Saab’ (you did not like to call him a general). A year down the line and Shahbaz Sharif was found sneaking his way to GHQ’s in the thick of night.

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