Supreme Court can Call Army – says Hafiz Peerzada

‘SC can call Army if verdict not implemented’

By Sohail Khan

Courtesy: The New, January 21, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Senior lawyer of the Supreme Court Abdul Hafeez Pirzada on Wednesday said the apex court could call the Army for help in getting its verdict implemented. He said the Army was a part of the executive and was bound to obey the court’s order under Article 190 of the Constitution.

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Keep moving

If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving.Martin Luther King, Jr.

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. – Norman Cousins

The heart that loves is always young. – Greek proverb

I have met on the street a very poor man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat was out of the elbow, the water passed through his shoes, and the stars through his soul. – Victor Hugo.

Manchar A fast dying Lake of Sindh

by Shafqat Hussain, Sukkur, Sindh

Courtesy: Daily Dawn, 22.10.09

While discussing hazards of environmental contamination faced by the metropolis, the Minister for Environment Sindh disclosed before the provincial assembly question answer session some serious threats our sweet water lakes are facing. He stated that Manchar, the biggest shallow water natural Lake of Pakistan, situated at district Dadu is dying fast because of high ratio of lead contents added contentiously in its waters.

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Zardari Is On ‘Shaky Ground’ – Senator McCain Says

Washington: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is on shaky ground because of a loss of immunity that has been enacted by the Parliament….. “The Pakistanis are also nervous, as the Afghans are, as are other countries in region, about the president’s declaration that we would be leaving in the middle of 2011. That and the build-up of the Afghan army being  sufficient to take over responsibilities from us eventually are the two big problems that I saw on my visit,” McCain added.

Jyoti Basu, A Red Icon

Kolkata: Veteran communist and former chief minister Jyoti Basu passed away on Sunday in 95 years age. Basu influenced the course in his own way, aiming at a blend between communist principles of democratic centralism with the ideals of bourgeois democracy. It was this effort that gave the minority within his party a voice that no Stalin or Deng did offer. The charismatic leader was confined to his home for the last two years due to his age and failing health but that doesn’t stop him to influence the politics.

Call to observe 23rd as People’s Demand Day to express solidarity with oppressed nations of Pakistan, especially with people of Balochistan

Karachi – Sindh: The Progressive Parties Coordination Committee has given a nation-wide call to all progressive forces to celebrate January 23 as People’s Demand Day. Following a conference, participated in by all the major progressive political parties and organizations of the country, nine parties, including Pakistan Workers Party (Abid Hassan Minto), Awami Tahreek (Rasul Bux Palijo), Labour Party (Farooq Tariq), Awami Jamhoori Forum (Jamil Omar), Communist Party of Pakistan (Imdad Qazi), Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party (Taimur Rahman), Jeya Sindh Mahaz (Abdul Khaliq Junejo) and Pakistan Seraiki Party (Abdul Hameed Kanju), agreed to form a Progressive Parties Coordination Committee.

Progressive forces all over Pakistan will organize seminars, conferences and processions to raise the three basic demands, curbing terrorism, ending price-hike and unemployment, to express solidarity with oppressed nationalities, especially people of Balochistan.

January 20, 2010