Save Indus river – with out it Sindh is lost

Following is the portion of Idrees Rajput’s article published in Sindhi Daily Kawish, dated June 26, 2009

scindhThe prosperity of Sindh is closely linked with Indus and it is apparently due to this reason, that Sindh is so sensitive, if anyone interferes with the Indus River. Indus water in the body of Sindh is considered as vital as blood is for a human body. So long the Indus was not interferes with, Sindh remained in healthy growth. Unfortunately two thick leeches (Indus links) were stuck very recently to the body of Indus when Sindh was not aware of them. Again the deterioration in the health of Sindh depends upon the sucking programme of these leeches. There is every danger that, if they suck too much, Sindh is liable to be turned in to a desert specially when these links are beyond the boundary of sindh, beyond its control of operation and even observation, very recently when we were short of water, the Taunsa-Panjand link was opened and the water was transferred from the Indus to the Tributary Zone and the water was transferred from the Indus to the Tributary Zone without regard to our historic rights of even basic allocations just to meet certain higher level of uses of the Punjab canals. It is mainly due to this reason that Sindh considers any misdirected or without effective control, operation of Indus links, so hazardous for its very survival.

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

Pakistan- Sindh: Drought and disaster in Thar

Droughts in Thar

Thar Desert is once again in grip of severe drought, food shortage, mortality and morbidity rate is high …..and there is no way for Thri souls except to migrate …..This is also not a solution but expose innocent Thari to unforeseen troubles …. .. Cold response of authorities concerned and politicians is there……. there is no effective policy to manage the said disaster, calamity  and suffering souls of Thar.
Thar isn’t mean Tharparkar Distt but parts falling in Umerkot Distt, Khipro Tehsil of Sanghar Distt and Nara of Khairpur Distt.

Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups, 14 November, 2008

Onion helps reduce allergies and asthma

Raw onion is a good source of Quercetin. Quercetin is a bioflavoniod and antioxidant compound. It has anti-inflammatory actions. The compound Quercetin is also helps to reduce the allergies. Quercetin is found naturally in the onion especially in the red outer layers of onion. Quercetin is a compound which counter the allergic chemical histamine. Quercetin has anti-inflammation properties therefore, it helps to reduce the severity of asthma.

Pakistan : Elimination of ‘ideological boundaries’

Dr. Manzur Ejaz

WASHINGTON DIARY: Elimination of ‘ideological boundaries’

—Dr Manzur Ejaz

Courtesy: WICHAAR, January 19th, 2010

For Quaid-e-Azam, Pakistan was just a creation of a nation where the majority of citizens would be Muslims like Algeria, Turkey or Egypt. After their independence none of these countries adopted theocratic rule

A few days back Prime Minister Gilani reiterated that the army is diligently defending Pakistan’s geographical and ideological boundaries. One would like to believe that Mr Gilani is just puttering the oft-repeated cliché of ‘ideological boundaries.’ However, a closer examination shows that the ruling elites, while trying to eliminate armed religious bands, are trying their best to cling to the ‘ideological boundaries’ defined by Ziaul Haq and his pro-theocracy allies led by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).

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Asif Zardari’s eligibility challenged in Supreme Court

Courtesy: Daily Times

LAHORE: Former Inter-Services Intelligence official Khalid Khawaja resubmitted a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the eligibility of President Asif Ali Zardari, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday. According to the channel, the petitioner has challenged President Zardari’s eligibility under Article 248 of the constitution. In his petition, Khawaja argued that he was a direct victim of Article 248, as he had been abducted during former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf’s tenure. Earlier, the apex court had rejected his petition citing a few objections. daily times monitor.

Source – http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\12\31\story_31-12-2009_pg7_7

A Difficult Judgment

In a small town in the southern US, a person decided to open up his Bar, right opposite to the Baptist Church. The Baptist Church’s congregation started a campaign to block the Bar from opening with petitions and prayed daily against his business.

Work progressed. However, when it was almost complete and was about to open a few days later, a lightning bolt struck the Bar and it was burnt to the ground.

The Baptist Church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, until the Bar owner sued the Baptist Church authorities on the grounds that the Baptist Church through it’s congregation’ s prayers was ultimately responsible for the demise of his bar, either through direct or indirect actions or means.

In its reply to the court, the Baptist Church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection that their prayers were reasons to the bar’s demise.

As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork at the hearing and commented:

I don’t know how I’m going to decide this case, but it appears from the paperwork,

‘we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer’ and ‘we have an entire church and it’s congregation that doesn’t.’

Pakistan : Top military leadrship meets review defence strategy

Islamabad: Pakistan’s top military leadership on Thursday reviewed internal and external challenges confronting the country and the situation along the border with India and discussed their “contemplated response” to these issues. A meeting of the joint Chiefs of Staff Committe held in Rawalpindi discussed the “situation along the eastern borders, developments in the Indian Ocean? Region and the tenuous spectere of regional strategic balance”, said a statement issued by the military.

The meeting, chaired by Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Gen Tariq Majid, also reviewed the “reshaping regional dynamics, implications of the revised US strategy for Afghanistan and impact of increased instability in Afghanistan”. The military leadership reviewed the national security scene and took “stock of evolving internal and external challenges and the contemplated respons”, the statement said. The leaders also discussed measures for dealing with assessed security challenges confronting Pakistan, including the “complex internal security situation”.

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India’s manned spaceship debut in 2013

Moscow: India would launch its first manned space flights by sending two astronauts in an orbit in a Russian spaceship in 2013, according to reports. For this, the Indian Space Research Organisation  (ISRO) is to finance the acquisition of a Soyuz spaceship and train its astronauts by a Russian commander.

The Russian cosmonaut would lead the two-member crew on an independent space flight lasting several days, ‘Voice of Russia” radio reported. Quoting deputy chief of Russian space agency (Roskosmos) Vitaly Davidov the radio siad the flight o Indian astronauts would not involve a mission to the International Space Station.

Toxic Signs of Liver

If you have symptoms like Frequent coughs, Sinus, Stuffy nose, Exhaustion, lethargy, fatigue, a tendency to colds and flu, poor memory, mental dullness etc and over weight than probably you might have toxic overload liver or colon problem. To get rid of toxics from your liver. Eat green leafy vegetables and fruits. Such as cabbage, cauliflower, beets, orange, lemon, lime, garlic onions, radish, fiber and lot of water. Avoid sugar and all its relatives.

Poverty

While rich nations become richer, billions of people live in extreme poverty with short brutal lives. The moral challenge of our times is to eliminate extreme poverty. We need to steadily transform our world so that, by the end of the century. All nations should reach a decent literacy rate and adequate levels of employment.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which body cannot properly store and use glucose- the body’s energy source. Body uses insulin to tap into energy. People with Type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin or produce too little. Those with Type 2 diabetes can’t use the insulin the body makes. Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in all over the world today and more than 1 million new cases are diagnosed every year.

Glowing tributes paid to G.M. Syed

Huston- Tx: Glowing tributes were paid to Sindhi leader and sufi politician Sain G.M. Syed at a memorial meeting in Houton Texas on Saturday on his 106th birth anniversary. G.M. Syed had spent nearly 30 years in prison or under house arrest for his devotion to Sindh.

Noted American sufi scholar, Prof. David Cook; World Sindhi Institute general secretary Humaira Rahman; scion of a family of intellectuals from Larkana, Fayyaz Shaikh; were among the speakers. The event was organized by the World Sindhi Congress and G.M. Syed Memorial Committee.

Baluch organization in the U.S.A., also attended the memorial event. Malik Baloch, presiding council member and U.S. central and west coast organizer, led the team.

People of Lyari Revolt against illegal operation

by: Khalid Hashmani

The people of Lyari have had enough with the false promises from PPP leaders and PPP-MQM government that has launched an operation against Lyari people. The mostly Baloch and Sindhi residents of Lyari had been ardent supporters of People’s Party and scores of them sacrificed their lives for PPP’s political victories. They are now organizing themselves away from PPP and forming an alliance with Balochistan freedom seeking parties and Sindhi nationalist parties.

According to the daily News http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=219223, to read Gahazi Salahuddin’s column, please click here

“…during the night between Sunday and Monday reflected a level of political awareness and communal solidarity that is remarkable.. … the citizens of Lyari staged a protest demonstration and marched, in tens of thousands, from Lyari to the Press Club”. The newspaper goes on to say that it was a “huge show” showed impressive organization and planning skills. It was a peaceful march and people mainly expressed their anger through their slogans. The newspaper called the demonstration as an” emotional vote of no confidence” against the PPP government.

Another interesting development is the signs of increasing influence of Baloch nationalists fast replacing the PPP loyalties among the people of Lyari. A video of a demonstration in Lyari by Baloch nationalists shows this changes through words and sights http://qik.com/ zayedbaloch/.

The same Daily News article also comments that “Karachi beginning to establish its linkages with the politics of Sindh and Balochistan”. There are now abundant signs that people of Sindh including Lyari are fed up with the status quo that allows MQM to operate outside of all norms, rules and regulations and the clue-less PPP leaders who are trampling their own constituents.

January 17, 2010

Pakistan : Role of judges in politics

Interview of Saeed Ulzaman Sidiqui with Kamran Shahid

by Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia

An eye-opening video of discussion between Saeed Ulzaman Sidiqui and Kamran Shahid http://pkpolitics.com/2010/01/16/front-line-16-january-2010/. Click here to listen the interview

Saeed Ulzaman Sidiqui became Chief Justice after the illicit firing of Sajad Shah (who was a Sindhi) and was a collaborator of Nawaz Sharif in that firing. The discussion provides a lot of detail about the history of justice and rule in Pakistan. Indeed, a comment made in the discussion that Pakistan is probably the only country in the world where might is always right is enshrined in the law. I would recommend this video to all those who are always in the pursuit of truth and finding out the role and character of those who today claim to be champions of democracy and justice.

January 17, 2010

Pen is mighter than sword!

Report by: Mukhtiar Mamo, Larkano

The pen has always empowered, educated and enlightened the people throughout the history but when in the hands of dictators and the notorious persons it has proved worst then sword and played havoc with the life of the nations. This was stated by the student speakers in speech competition on the topic “ Pen is mighter than sword” here held by Knowledge Centre Larkano on Sunday.

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SAARC nations : South Asian University

Quietly, a unique SAARC varsity takes shape

by: Anubhuti Vishnoi

Courtesy: IndianExpress, Jan 15, 2010

New Delhi:To reverse brain drain, provide an academic opportunity in the subcontinent and promote a sense of South Asian community, a plan first mooted in 2005 is finally and quietly taking shape — in the form of the first truly international university being set up by eight nations.

Tax-free dollar salaries for an international faculty, a variety of multi-disciplinary courses focused on research, a multinational exam for admission, an academic environment free of directions from Commissions, and a think tank to ponder over the shared problems of the subcontinent — these will be the key features of the South Asian University (SAU) being set up by SAARC nations.

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India : Five Million Take Holy Dip At Haridwar

Haridwar: An estimated five million people have thronged the Hindu holy city of Haridwar for a dip in the Ganga Thursday in a ritual bathing. Hindu mythology says four drops of amrit fell from the kumbh (pot) at the four places when Lord Vishnu’s vahan (carrier) Gardua was escaping with it to the heavens so that the demons could not get hold of the amrit (nectar). The four places where the drops fell are Allahabad, Nashik, Haridwar and Ujjain.

Haiti earthquake

A devastating earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday and the world has watched horror of massive earthquake causing a humanitarian crisis that is still unfolding. Thousands have been killed, injured and many in desperate need of clean water, shelter & medical help. Indus Asia Online extend its sympathies to the people of Haiti.

Karz uttaro, Mulk Sanwaro!

Mian Nawaz Sharif in China… Help him….

by Shahid Ali

Mian Nawaz Sharif is visiting China for medical checkup of his spouse. Before that he and his brother Mian Shahbaz Sharif went to Qatar to meet Emir of Qatar in a special plane believed to be sent by his Emir friend.

Does anybody know what gifts he took with him for his Qatari friend??? Cost ??? What would be the cost of 10 days boarding, lodging and medical checkup???

It will make our leader Main Nawaz Sharif more under debt… he is already under the burden of heavy loans as per his GOSHWARA’S …. He only retains some Rs. 5000 in his bank account; I don’t know how he will manage in China….. Oh God help him…..

Jan 16, 2010

Courtesy: Siasat.pk