The 22nd International Conference on Sindh, London, UK

London: World Sindhi Congress ( WSC ) is organising their 22nd International Conference titled ‘the National Self Determination of Sindh’ in the Context of International Peace and Security on Saturday, 9th October 2010, in London, UK. The conference will be held at Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London E3 3HJ UK. Rubina Greenwood, PhD, Program will Chair, the International Conference on Sindh.

May 31, 2010

Pakistani-Canadians condemn terrorist attack on Ahmadis

Wichaar

We, the undersigned Canadians of Pakistani origin, strongly condemn the massacre of over eighty and the wounding of many more Ahmadi citizens of Pakistan assembled in their mosques in Lahore to offer Friday prayers on May 28, 2010. Our heart-felt sympathies and condolences go to the loved ones of those killed and injured in the brutal and unprovoked attacks.

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The Global Peace Institute condemned the Israeli attack on a refugee cargo ship.

Press Release (May 31, 2010) – Delaware USA : The Chairman of The Global Peace Institute Masood Zakria Choudhary in a press statement strongly condemned the Israeli army attack on a refugee cargo ship proceeding to Ghaza, Palestine in which twenty innocent persons are killed and fifty wounded. Masood Zakria Choudhary regarded it an open aggression of the Israeli government mirroring its’ aggressive and hegemonic designs. By performing such a hideous bloody act Israel has tarnished its’ image in the world community. Israel has breached international law and trampled human rights. The constant Israeli aggression is pushing the peaceful world to war. It is the democratic, moral and human duty of America to harness and bridle the steed and direct it to the right path of peace. Masood Zakria Choudhary said that the secretary general of the UNO Mr. Ban Ki Moon, the U.S.A State Department, the government of France and other countries have condemned the aggression of Israel that shows the sanity still prevails in the world and no nation has supported the inhuman act of Israel. The detainees in Israel must be safely returned to their countries and International Court of Justice should take suo moto action and ask Israel to apologize and pay the ransom to the affected families. The middle east crisis can only be resolved under Oslo Pact agreed by both the nations. Masood Zakria Choudhary appealed to the world powers to intervene for world peace and resolve the middle east issue amicably. He also appreciated the courage of the journalists who put their lives at stake and proceeded on the mission of human rights. He expressed deep grief of the killing of the human rights’ activists. At the same time he paid homage to three Pakistani journalists and human rights activists Talat Hussain, Raza Agha and Nadeem Khan or their courage and conviction.

Ending Talibanization will Create Peace in the World!

Rally in Hyderabad against Terrorist Attack in Lahore

Hyderabad- Sindh Civil Society organizations have organized a protest demo condemning brutal killing of people of Ahmediya Sect in Lahore. The protest rally will be held on June 1, 2010 at 11:00 am from Sindh University Old Campus Hyderabad to Press Club Hyderabad.

May 31, 2010

Sending the fanatics a clear message – By Saleem H Ali

Tribune

I am writing this article from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where the news of the tragic attack in Lahore has just reached me via CNN. Although I had plans for another topic for this week’s article, the tragedy compels me to tackle the subject head-on. Such intolerance has existed in other faiths as well but they have gotten over it. Christians have learned from their indiscretions during the inquisition and Hindus have also learned from their theological fractures after the assassination of Gandhi. Yet Muslims remain unable to deal with pluralism.

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Sindhi Community Condemns Heinous Murder of 93 and 120 injured Ahmedis

Once again 93 innocent have fallen victims in the name of religion in Pakistan. The attack against two Ahmadiya prayer centers in Lahore shows that extremists have no hesitation in killing their own country men and women just because they practice different religion. I join rest of the Sindhi community in condemning this barbaric act. I also join in demanding that the Pakistani constitution be amended to create a separation between state and religion.

Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA

May 30, 2010

Room 5!

A man arrives at the gates of Heaven.

He was asked, “Religion?”

“Hindu” the man says.

He was told, “Go to Room 3, but be very quiet as you pass Room 5.”

Another man arrives at the gates of Heaven.

“Religion?”

“Buddhist”

“Go to Room 4, but be very quiet as you pass Room 5.”

A third man arrives at the gates.

“Religion?”

“Christian”

“Go to Room 9, but be very quiet as you pass Room 5.”

A fourth man arrives at the gates.

“Religion?”

“Jewish.”

“Go to Room 7, but be very quiet as you pass Room 5.”

The Jew asked, “I can understand there being different rooms for different religions, but why must we all be quiet when we pass Room 5?”

“Well, the Muslims are in Room 5 and they think they’re the only ones here!”

Source – Internet

US develops plans for unilateral strike on Pakistan

US rehearses strikes inside Pakistan: diplomats

By Anwar Iqbal

DAWN

WASHINGTON: The US military has already completed ‘dry exercises’ for a unilateral strike in Pakistan, in the event an attack on the American soil is traced to that country, diplomatic sources told Dawn on Saturday.

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Canada’s top solider in Afghanistan fired over romance

Top soldier in Afghanistan booted in scandal

By Tara Brautigam, The Canadian Press – KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Canada’s top soldier in Afghanistan, Brig.-Gen. Daniel Menard, has been relieved of command after allegations surfaced that he was involved in an inappropriate intimate relationship with a female member of his staff while in theatre, the Canadian military said Sunday….

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Justice Denied!

Sovereignty Belongs to God – By: Hakim Hazik

God does not normally communicate with politicians these days. There are people who claim to be directly in communication with God. They are more likely to be found in long stay psychiatry facilities. If they are unlucky, and happen to be in Pakistan, they will be charged with blasphemy and dragged through courts. Not infrequently, they will be lynched by religious fanatics.

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Serious signs!

Fruity breathe (like nail polish remover) smell, can be a serious sign that you have diabetes and your blood sugar level is very high. If it isn’t control properly, coma or death will follow you. If you breathe smells (like urine or ammonia) then it may be the sign of kidney failure, diabetes or hypertension. If you breath smells (like fishy) then it may be the sign of kidney failure. Treatment: Visit doctor + blood tests to confirm.

Religious extremism and Sufi literature

Published by Karachi’s Sindhica Academy, the book is just a reminder that Sufi poetry is a voice against extremism

What makes the book more adorable for the readers of Urdu is the Urdu translation of Shah’s selected poetry along with the original Sindhi verses.
Though much has been written on Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and his Sufi poetry, there are some misconceptions about him and his poetry. One of the reasons for this misunderstanding is that due to a dearth of good books on him in Urdu and English those who do not know Shah’s native Sindhi cannot reach the heart and soul of his poetic works.
His poetry, truly a great piece of literary heritage,

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NICE THOUGHTS

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention. – Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. – The best vitamin for making friends B. – The 10 commandments are not multiple choice. – The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. – Minds are like parachutes.. . they function only when open. – Ideas won’t work unless YOU do. – One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time. – Don’t learn safety rules by accident. – One thing you can give and still keep is your words. – A friend walks in when everyone else walks out.

via  – Farzana

Any Way

People are illogical, Unreasonable, And self centered
Love them, anyway

If you do good, People will accuse you, Of selfish motives
Do good, anyway

If you are successful, You may win some enemies
Succeed, anyway

The good that you do today, Will be forgotten tomorrow
Do good, anyway

Honesty and frankness, Makes you vulnerable

Be honest, anyway

Telling the truth, May get you in trouble

Tell truth, any way

What you spent years in building, Will be destroyed overnight

Build, anyway

People really need help, But may attack you,

Help them, anyway

You may get kicked, For giving the best you have

Give the best you got
Anyway

EFFECTIVE WAYS TO REMOVE DARK CIRCLES UNDER EYES

Tired of looking tired with those dark under eye circles? Did you know that this is one of the most common cosmetic complaints? According to cosmologists, nine out of ten people have dark circles under their eyes at one time or another. There are some things you can definitely do to minimize the darkness and bring out the brightness in your eyes.

Why the darkness?

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Punjabi-Sindhi dialogue

Punjabi translation of Munir Ahmad Manak’s novelt

For  Punjabi-Sindhi dialogue, after translating Amar Jalil and Nasim Kharal, we have undertaken translation of another great Sindhi writer, Munir Ahmad Manak. Amir Jalil’s book “Amar KahaniaN” is already in print form and Nasim Kharal’s Mixed Grill is in the press.

After we have completed Manak’s novelt, RuRhdi Pai Nasal, on Wichaar website, we will print it too. .Link to first qist is given below

Courtesy: http://www.wichaar.com/news/156/ARTICLE/1626/2007-12-18.html

Lahore : Ahmedi prayers centers attacked, scores dead

Sindh Medical College Alumni Association of North America (SMCAANA) strongly condemns this barbaric act of hatred and mass murder at mosques in Lahore.

Problem is that, in Pakistan, every target is a soft target except few. This has to be taken care of by better intelligence otherwise these will continue.

We do not preach tolerance and respect of each other in Pakistan. This tolerance and respect for each other and the rule of law has to come from within and from the Government.

Every segment of society needs to not only condemn this but also stand for each other irrespective of their beliefs and ethnic origin.

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Ahmedi prayers centers attacked in Lahore, for more news at BBc, click here

There are only two ways to live your life

– In the center of our own body, there is a small shrine in the form of a lotus flower. And within it can be found a small space. The heavens and the earth are there; the sun, the moon, and the stars, fire and lightning and winds the whole universe dwells within our hearts – adapted from the Upanishads.

– We can never get peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

– There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.- Albert Einstein

FIA report … Murder of Benazir Bhutto

FIA report – Dawn Editorial

At the very least, the country deserves to know who ordered her killing. And yet with her own party in power, little has been done to find her killers.

So it seems that it was Baitullah Mehsud who ordered the killing of Benazir Bhutto after all, at least if an interim report submitted by the FIA in the Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court is to be believed. Two and a half years since the tragic assassination of Ms Bhutto, the state seems to be arguing what was argued within days of the assassination by the Musharraf government: that the TTP was responsible for Ms Bhutto’s death. That is certainly possible. After all, Ms Bhutto was returning to Pakistan with the support of the American and British administrations because they hoped the PPP leader would shore up the fight against militants here. Mehsud had every reason to fear her return.

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Cultivate a better variety of politics

Islamabad diary : All those years ago

– Ayaz Amir

I resigned from the Foreign Service — for which I had little aptitude to begin with — on April 15, 1977, when the rightwing movement against Mr Bhutto was at its height. In my two-para letter to my ambassador I said Bhutto’s policies were leading to the imposition of martial law.

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