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Spanner in the works
Courtesy: Dawn Editorial
Mr Sharif has now suggested that he wants there to be a majority of serving judges on the judicial commission, a position that has been championed by those in the media and the legal community who have fervently supported the Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry-led superior judiciary.
Thursday was supposed to be a day of celebration. The Raza Rabbani-led committee on constitutional reforms was supposed to complete its task and the country was supposed to be on the verge of getting what it has not had in decades: a constitution enjoying the broad support of a legitimately elected parliament. But then Nawaz Sharif held a press conference and announced that a consensus had still not been reached. It was dramatic, it was thoroughly unexpected, it was, sadly, vintage Pakistani politics.
Continue reading 18th amendment: who derailed it and why? It seems he got a message ..
– Zulfiqar Halepoto
Despite lot of differences and disagreements with their politics, style of governance and ideology, Sindh has an inimitable relationship with BHUTTOs.
It is either BB (Benazir) Shaheed or Mir (Murtaza) Shaheed; Sindh still enjoys a sentimental and emotional attachment with Bhutto’s, who has buried 4 martyrs in the graveyard of Garhi Khuda Bux.
Have you ever heard from any other political leader of Pakistan, who says that s/he would love to be known as martyr instead of living an illusory life? It is only Bhutto family (whether we like it or not but it is a fact and a great reality).
Last year during my Indian visit, a communist leader of Bengal told me that “lot of revolutionary groups and political parties of sub continent has a long history of martyrs in their struggle against different colonial and dictatorial powers….But Bhutto’s are the only family who has offered 4 martyrs from one compound wall…. This brave example has no match…..”
Continue reading SONGS OF BLOOD AND SWORD by Fatima Bhutto
by Masood Baloch
March 27 was observed as a “Black day” by Baloch’s in Karachi. This was the day when in 1948 by force Balochistan was annexed to Pakistan. Like other cities Baloch National Front (BNF) took out a protest rally in Karachi to mark the occasion. Video clips of that rally are attached.
March 27, 2010