History conference held in Larkano

Larkano History Conference held in Larkano on 18 March 2012

By Mukhtiar Samo

The nations which forget their history are forgotten by the world. History must be recorded scrupulously and it must not be mixed up with and fictitious assumption having no concert ground. History written under the shadow of any belief could not be authenticated hence historian must have non-partisan approach while recording the events of the past as they were. This was stated by Justice Shahzado Shaikh, Justice of Federal Sharia Court while giving a presidential speech in an ‘Annual History Conference’ held by Larkano district Historical society. Deputy Commissioner of Larkano Abdul Aleem Lashari said that the papers presented in this conference on the various aspects of past of Larkano reveal very important chapters of the history of this region. He further said that efforts will be taken to establish a History Museum in Larkano. Renowned writer and archaeologist Badar Abro said that from the archaeological point of view ‘Stupas’ or such other pillars (Thulh) at the various places in Sindh and other parts of the country have much importance which preserve important facts about history into themselves. The stupa at Moen jo Daro is also believed to have belonged to people of ‘Mahiyan’ sect of Budhist and it is possible that Mohen jo Daro has derived its name form Mahiyan.. Ishtiaque Ansari, Amanullah Shaikh, Dr. Bashir Ahmed Shaad, Prof. Mukhtiar Samo and Rizwan Gul also spoke on the various aspects of the history of Larkana.

Mohammad Yusuf shaikh, chairman Larkano district Historical society said that Larkano district Historical society striving to preserve the history of Larkano.

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JST leader demands referendum on independence of Sindh

Dr Sarki wants referendum on independence of Sindh

KARACHI: Chief of Jiaye Sindh Tehreek (JST), Dr. Safdar Sarki addressing a rally in Karachi on Sunday called for holding a referendum on independence of Sindh, Geo News reported.

Addressing the workers and supporters of JST carrying red party flags here at Tibet Center, Dr. Sardki said Sindh suffered historic plunders and the resources of Sindhi nation their honour and national dignity had been delt a great blow.

“Through a pre-planned conspiracy people of other ethnicities were settled in Sindh,” he maintained, warning Sindhis and Balochs were speedily heading towards independence.

Sindh was put under slavery of Lahore through imposition of ‘one-unit’, adding ‘we reject slavery under Punjab, and now Punjab will have to accept Sindhi and Baloch movements’.

He said Punjab should co-exist as a good neighbour.

Sindh province, Dr Sarki continue, was turned into a desert through introduction of so-called amendments in the Constitution.

“The future of our Urdu-speaking Sindhi brothers does not lie with MQM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement), we will ensure protection to their rights,” he asserted.

However, he added that the followers of G.M. Syed had no issues with Urdu-speaking Sindhis.

Courtesy: The News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-40498-Dr-Sarki-wants-referendum-on-Sindh

Boston – People’s Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Social & Economic Justice

St. Patrick’s Peace Parade, When: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Where: assemble on D Street between 1st and 3rd Street • Broadway MBTA stop • South Boston

Please join Veterans For Peace and other Peace and social / economic Justice organizations for this historic 2nd Annual “People’s Peace Parade” in South Boston.

Themes for the Day:

How is the War Economy Working for You

Bring the Troops Home and Take Care of Them When They Get Here

Cut Military Spending, Save Jobs, Teachers, Fireman & Police

Peace Is Patriotic! Not a Dirty Word

No War on Iran

Last year, Veterans For Peace were denied permission to walk in South Boston’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The stated reason given by the Allied War Veterans Council was that the organizers “did not want the word peace associated with the word veteran”. ….

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Pakistan – More than 50 dead in gunfights, air strikes in Orakzai, Kurram

By AFP

PESHAWAR: At least 51 militants and four soldiers have been killed in air strikes and clashes with security forces in the restive northwest over the past week, officials said Sunday.

On Sunday, planes bombed a tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, killing 26 militants, a senior paramilitary official told AFP.

“Jet strikes today killed 26 militants and wounded 15 others and destroyed their seven hideouts in different areas of Upper Orakzai and Kurram,” the official said.

Separately, at least 25 militants and four soldiers were killed in Bara, Khyber Agency in gunfights between March 12 and 18, the official said.

Four security forces personnel embraced martyrdom and 12 others were wounded in gunfights which left 25 militants dead,” he said.

The official said that no militant had been killed in custody and added that the military operation was directed at the militants belonging to the Taliban-linked Laskhar-e-Islam group that is led by warlord Mangal Bagh.

The group has been involved in recent suicide attacks and kidnapping in Peshawar, which borders Khyber, he said.

Two local intelligence officials confirmed the clashes and death toll.

Independent verification of the incident is not possible as access to the area is restricted by the military.

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