by Wichaar Desk
SRINAGAR: Chief minister Omar Abdullah has castigated Pakistan government for refusing air-route to international flights to the Srinagar airport.
The Government of India in August 2006 had upgraded the status of Srinagar airport to international airport. To begin with the government started Indian airlines flights directly from Srinagar airport to Dubai in February 2009.
“We used to operate one weekly flight on Sundays only and charge Rs 7000 per passenger as the airfare. However, we discontinued the operation since January 2010 as we did not get the sufficient passengers from Srinagar to Dubai,” Indian airlines manager Mohammad Iqbal Dar said.
Chief minister Omar Abdullah, however, on Monday revealed that the Srinagar-Dubai flights were discontinued in 2010 due to the refusal of air-route over Pakistan by the government of Pakistan. …
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Sindhi Culture under attack by Pakistani Media – Celebrate Sindhi Culture on December 6, 2009.
Let us join in the mass celebration of Sindhi culture on December 6 & renew our pledge to protect our language, culture, and identity.
President Zardari was seen wearing Sindhi cap proudly inspecting Guard of Honor in Kabul (Capitol of Afghanistan) on international media.
by: Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia
For many years, Pakistan’s exploiting class including Urdu and some English media have been engaged in a malicious propaganda against Sindhi culture and language. First, they and short-sighted custodians of Sindh destroyed Sindh’s education system which was once envy of other provinces. Their particular assault was against Sindhi-medium schools that has ultimately resulted in the closure of more 7,000 Sindhi-medium schools in Sindh. This conspiracy has succeeded so much that many of Sindh’s middle class and upper middle class parents send their children to only the English and Urdu medium schools. Seeing the success of this conspiracy, the enemies of Sindhi culture and language have now extended their assault against Sindhi dress and other cultural aspects.
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WASHINGTON DIARY: Love, past and present
by: Dr. Manzur Ejaz
Courtesy: Wichaar.com, August 26th, 2009
Like many others, this film distorts the historical perspective of the great mythical love stories when it misrepresents them by saying that their characters were striving for some metaphysical goal while the present generation is only looking for worldly relations.
As the societies change, the concept of love is redefined. Love being the binding force between basic units of human society, man and woman, changes its forms and modalities; however, the essence remains constant. At least this is what has been portrayed in a new Bollywood’s movie, Love Aaj Kal. The reception and acceptance of the film’s mature and adult theme shows that the transition of Indian society is entering a decisive phase with implications for its neighbours and economic partners.
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