Sindhi Topi day : whole Pakistan should observe

by: Ali Nawaz Memon, Maryland

I remember President Kennedy’s visit to West Berlin when Germany was divided and felt in pain. He stood up and said WE ALL ARE BERLINERS. He did not become Berliner but in one sentence he shared pain of all Germans and expressed his soliderity with them.

Today, Sindhis feel insecure, deprived, less developed and hurt in Pakistan. I believe that it is duty of every Pakistani to stand up and identify themselves with Sindhis. What is easier than wearing Sindhi topi on december 6th?

I urge you to wear Sindhi Topi on December 6 and I urge all of Pakistanis to wear it and show solidarity with Sindhi people and culture.

Security Establishment’s Attempts at Power Grab

by: Tausif Kamal

..The power-hungry elements in our security establishment haven’t learned their lessons. They still want to call the shots; they still want the security forces to assert its hegemony over the democratic, civilian Government; they still want to grab power.

Kamran Shafi’s house was fired upon because he was advocating the appointment of a civilian chief of the country’s premier intelligence agency, as is the norm in all democratic countries worldwide. This shameful and brazen act of intimidation must be condemned by everyone.

Similarly , security establishment’s manipulation of public opinion and attempts to intimidate and harass the civilian Government over the Kerry-Lugar Bill and reports of security establishment’s undertaking an investigation of commercial matters of petroleum companies (under whose orders and under what law?) indicates that some elements in the establishment wants to create an impression in the country that the security forces controls the civilian Government and that the security establishment is still the final arbiter in affairs of the country. I think all our political parties and civil society should set aside their differences to curb and whittle down this dangerous threat once and for all lest the sordid history of security forces’ power grabbing in Pakistan is repeated yet again.

Courtesy: Tausif Kamal and

Attack on Kamran Shafi

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by: Aziz Narejo, TX

Attack on Kamran Shafi, a writer, political analyst and anchor person must be strongly condemned. This is an act of intimidation to silence a voice not in conformity with the self-appointed masters of the country. It also shows how difficult it is to express one’s views in Pakistan. Engaging in politics is even more dangerous.

I admire the courage of Kamran Shafi for speaking his mind without any fear or favor. We must express our solidarity with him and all others who are working in difficult conditions for democracy and rule of law in the country.

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Freedom and Justice Must Prevail Above All Economic Trade: Dr. Fai

Washington, D.C. December 1, 2009. Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director, Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center will participate in the forthcoming Parliament of the World’s Regions to be held between December 4 to 9, 2009 at Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Fai will present two papers, one entitled, “Building Peace in Pursuit of Justice: The Issue of Kashmir” and the other entitled, “The Role of Religion in Mediating Conflict.”

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Ayurvedic Arthritis Treatmement

Arthritis (JoRan jo Soor/ JoRoNo ka Dard) is basically a medical condition in which an individual suffers from joints pain. It is caused by damage to the joints. Most of the time people above 45-55 suffers Arthritis. In Ayurveda, the treatment of arthritis centers on the digestive system along with efforts to reduce the pain as well as inflammation of joints. Following remedies may help: A drink made of 2 tsp lemon juice, ½ tsp honey, 1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi/head) and 250 ml warm water should be taken twice daily. Get joints massaged with mustard oil. Do light exercise. Drink orange juice or intake Vitamins C in any form 4 times daily. Under Ayurveda treatments for arthritis, to eat food that does not lead to creation of gas (Baadee). Avoid things like Sugar or Sugar products, refine carbohydrates, cake and cake products,  chocolate and cola. Eat a combination of carrot, beat root, cucumber and green salad with dressing of lemon juice. Eat colourful fruits, apples, oranges, grape fruit, radish and papaya. Consume fresh washed raw green vegetables. And also following spices may help and benefit: asafoetida, garlic, ginger, fennel and turmeric.