Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

by: Omar Ali

Is this a sign of increasing desperation in the premier spy agency+ Jihad crowd because they are losing control of the country?

I ask because obviously in the good old days, they did not have to ask the people to rise up and sweep away “crooked democracy” because they had already done the sweeping away. Today, President Zardari and ..his team and the Sharifs and MQM and ANP are all living IN Pakistan. They do not have control over the security establishment, but they are not totally powerless either. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

Courtesy: CRDP, Jan 3, 2010

Who will do it?

by: K. Ashraf

It may be difficult to fix Pakistan but it is not impossible. As a matter of fact, Pakistan has a lot of potential to become an enviable country in very short time.

All they have to do is to set their priorities right and things will start improving. But who will do it? Pakistani rulers have different priorities.

It is not even on their agenda to fix Pakistan’s problems. Let us continue to lit the candles of consciousness among our people. One day, they will turn things around.

Courtesy: K. Ashraf &, Jan 3, 2010 11:39 am (PST)

Issues of Sindh: SANA team’s meeting in Karachi

Report by: Zulfiqar Halepoto

On January 4th, 2010 (5.00 PM – 08.00 PM sharp) a team of Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) including president Dr Valeed Shaikh, Mazhar Lakho, Dr Maqbool Halepota, Dr Aijaz Turk, Sunny Panhwar, Sarfraz Abassi and some friends will be interacting with karachi based leading Sindhi intellectuals. Scholars, writers, development practitioners, educationists and journalists at TRDP , Clifton, Karachi.

Dr Sono Khangharani will give a detailed briefing on some ongoing programmes of development in Sindh through rural development perspective.

Leading thinkers Zamir Ghumro, Javed Kazi, Kazi Fazalluah, Zafar Junejo, Manzoor Chandio, Dodo Chandio, Masood Khan, Aijiz Jamali, G N Mughal, Shuhab Osto, Adam malik, Raheema panhwar, Zulfiqar Shah, Sikander Brohi, will take part in the discussion on the ‘development issues of Sindh’. This session will cover issues of development, political economy, poverty, education and other socio-economic and political issues of Sindh.