Monday, July 30, 2012

Zardari claims himself Spiritual Brother of Benazir Bhutto

Claiming himself the Spiritual Son of Pakistan Peoples Party Founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and indirectly the Spiritual Brother of Former Chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party Benazir Bhutto, President Asif Ali Zardari has asked his party workers to start preparations for the upcoming General Elections.

Speaking to a public gathering, he made it clear that he was a true follower of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and will lead his party to shocking success of in the next general polls.

President Zardari said, in his view, a strong bond of Friendship existed between the PPP and the masses, saying that this will remain intact during the forthcoming polls as well.

He also stated that the killer of his Wife / Spiritual Sister will never perish forever, adding that the slogan of his Party would resonate from every nook and corner of the country.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Steadfast Amla scores Triple Hundred

"Hashim Amla scored his Triple Hundred while Fasting", this is the talk of the town these days.

However, the reality is that Hashim Amla became the First South African to score a Test match Triple Century, when he scored 311 not out against England at The Oval in 2012, during which he refrained from fasting in the Muslim month of Ramadan for the first time: "Because I'm travelling away from home I don't have to Fast," he said. "So I haven't been fasting. But I will make it up when I get home."

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Why Mufi Popalzai didn't announced Ramadan in advance?

For the first time in decades, the Pakistani Nation has begin fasting on the same day. Thanks to the Chairman of Official Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, for accepting Moon Sighting Witnesses for remote parts of the country, and Head of Self-Claimed Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Sahabuddin Popalzai, for not announcing Moon Sighting in advance with Saudi Arabia.

However, it needed a lot of back-channel work on part of Kyber Pakhtunkhuwa Government to convince Mufti Sahabuddin Popalzai for not announcing Moon Sighting with Saudi Arabia.

As, the Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa Government formed a Committee of Islamic Scholars to mull over starting Ramadan on same date with rest of the country.

This Commitee comprises representatives of Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa Government with local private Moon Sighting Committees of Peshawar, Charsadda and Mardan.

This newly formed committee reached on consensus first, over sighting of upcoming Ramadan moon, and after that they unanimously decided to followed the Official Ruet-e-Hilal Committee decision.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Drying Salt Range - Hindu Lord cannot weep any more at Kataas

The hills and valleys of the Salt Range are among the most haunting on earth. In its Kahoon Valley, Chakwal the Pond of Hindu Lord Shiva at Kataas Raj is sacred to Hinduism, as its ancient temple is raised over the waters of a deep and mysterious Pond which existed since very very long.

Hindus believe that Lord Shiva grief-stricken over the death of his beloved Sita gave vent to his tears and from his immortal eyes a teardrop fell at this spot and created the pool at Kataas Raj. So the legend goes. A second teardrop fell in Pushkara near the Holy City of Ajmer, creating another pool of water. From times past pilgrims from far and wide have come to both places, to bathe in the holy waters and seek salvation.

They need not come to Kataas Raj any more for the first of Lord Shiva’s teardrops has finally dried up and much of the bottom of the Pond – about which it was said that no one had ever plumbed its depths – lies exposed to profane view.

Reason being, the three Cement Plants in the Kahoon Valley given the go-ahead and all possible encouragement by General (Retired) Pervaiz Musharraf and his Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, including the use of unbridled state power to acquire ancient landholdings, are a monstrosity in any case. These Plants are huge, producing about ten-thousand (10,000) tons of cement each a day. Put this together and it comes to thirty-thousand (30,000) tons a day. Imagine the amount of limestone, clay and water required for this infernal production, some of the most beautiful hills on earth – I am not exaggerating – stripped away and water, precious and pure, sucked up from the depths to feed this demand.

The Plants are also a form of vandalism. The Kahoon Valley is a wonder of creation, blessed by the Lord. It is a slice of paradise, rolling hills on both sides, a gentle valley in between, all the way from Kallar Kahar to Choa Saidan Shah.

Katass Raj and its Gem of a Pond will not be the only losers, however. Twenty (20) kilometres to the North West sits Kallar Kahar, a saline lake where migrating birds tarry on their great North-South Transhumance twice a year. It was here that Zaheer ud Din Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire, captivated by the natural beauty of these hills, tarried. Here he planted his garden called Bagh-e-Safa, of which the remnants can still be seen.

If this non-stop sucking of water continues, we will see the land turning to mountainous desert. Agriculture will die out because of the aridity, wells will run dry and without the water from Shiva’s tears, farming families will be forced to move away. The beautiful Kahoon Valley will become a conglomerate of Ghost Towns. By the end of the current century, the ghostly hulks of abandoned cement plants will remain to remind us of the avarice of a few evil men.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

For a Change, MQM to strive for Peace : Altaf Hussain

Just for a change in taste, Muttahida Qaumi Movement MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has announced that his party will strive for Stability of Democracy, Politics, Interfaith Harmony, and Social Development.

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief said "We believe in principle of Live and Let Live and considers all people living in Pakistan belonging to various Religions as equal citizens".

Altaf Hussain said MQM always stood for and given message of showing respect to all religions, faiths, their places of worship and done everything possible for their protection. "We want term minority should not be used for Non-Muslims and they should be considered Pakistanis and given equal opportunities in every sphere of life".

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Thisara Perera - Pakistan's nuisance

Thisara Perera proved to be Pakistan's Nuisance again, as he wrecked Pakistan's top order on day one of the Third Test, i.e. after troubling them in the Twenty20s and the One-Dayers.

Pakistan had enough of Thisara Perera already. It all began in Hambantota where his electrifying cameo down the order shored up Sri Lanka's batting on a slow pitch. In Pallekele, he took six wickets in the Second ODI to turn the game Sri Lanka's way. Then he produced a Hat-Trick two games later in Colombo to trigger off a monumental collapse to match the unpredictable Pakistan of the old. He was back at Pallekele for his first Test of the Series and it shouldn't have surprised too many that he proved to be Pakistan's nuisance again.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Special Load Shedding Schedule for Happiness Day

When the whole World will be observing International Happiness Day, the people of Pakistan will face Special Load Shedding.

International Happiness Day will be observed on 10th July across the World including Pakistan, where special Load Shedding measures have been taken to keep Pakistanis Happy. Various other programmes will also be held to Celebrate the Day.

Gallup's Global Barometer on Happiness showed thirty one percent (31%) of Russians were happy below Global Average of forty percent (40%) while Fiji is atop where eighty five percent (85%) of the populace was happy.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Muslims are not Burmese Citizen : Aung San Suu Kyi

Nobel Prize Winner and Myanmar Opposition Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, not only kept silence over the killing of Muslims of Myanmar (Burma), she also does not consider Burmese Muslims as "Citizens", and said Rohingya Muslims should be considered as permanent residents but not as citizens.

Speaking at London School of Economics meeting, she said Rohingya Muslims should be considered as permanent residents but not as citizens. During a press conference in Downing Street, she did not condemn the killings of Rohingya Muslims, instead she said, "Ethnic conflict plaguing the country" should be investigated and "dealt with wisdom".

Earlier on 8th June, Riot police fired on more than five hundred (500) young Muslim Rohingyas who were demonstrating peacefully in Myoma Kayandan Village to pay respect to ten (10) Muslims murdered in Taungup (Taunggoke) in Rakhine State, Myanmar, on 3rd June.

Burmese Government does not consider Rohingya Muslims as citizens and are hated by the Buddhists. Rohingyans have long demanded recognition as an indigenous ethnic group with full citizenship by birthright, claiming a centuries-old lineage in Rakhine. But the Government regards them as illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh and denies them citizenship.

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, said at a recent visit to Myanmar, discrimination against the Muslim Community, particularly the Rohingyas in Rakhine State, was the root cause of the violence, stressing the need for the authorities to take steps to address "long-standing issues of deprivation of citizenship, freedom of movement, and other fundamental rights" for the Rohingyas.

About eight hundred thousand (800,000) Rohingya live in Myanmar, according to the UN, which describes them as one of the world’s most Persecuted Minorities.

Timeline of Muslim Massacre in Myanmar recently

Eight (8) Muslim pilgrims along with one escort – a Muslim lady – and one helper, were killed in Taungup, at about 3:00 PM on 3rd June by a gang of hundreds of Buddhist Rakhines, according to a pilgrim who returned from Thandwe after seeing the eight (8) Muslim pilgrims.

The victims were Muslim pilgrims returning to Rangoon in a bus from Thetsa Masjid in Thandwe, Southern Arakan, on 3rd June. "The culprits were celebrating triumph spitting and tossing the wine and alcohol on the dead bodies lying on the road," said an eye witness.

"These innocent people have been killed like animals," said Abu Tahay, of the National Democratic Party for Development, which represents the country’s much-persecuted stateless Muslim Rohingya community.

Meanwhile, Rakhine Buddhists burned down a Rohingya Muslim village – Anauk Pin – in Rathidaung Township on 9th June at about 8:30 AM, where sixty (60) houses were burned down. Eight (8) Rakhines and eight (8) Rohingyas died.

Another Rohingya village – Muzardiya - was also burned down where two (2) Rohingyas were killed.

Similarly Rohingya village –Tharapin - was also burned down and most of Rohingya villagers were killed. These villagers are stranded between Rakhines villages and Mayu River.

First Class Thief not to bow to Third Class Magistrate : Raja Pervaiz

Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has categorically denied to comply with the Supreme Court which issued orders that Swiss Authorities be moved to open Graft Cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, and refused to submit President Zardari in front of Swiss Authorities.

Prime Minister said, "We will not let our First Class President (and First Class Thief) to capitulate to a Third Class Magistrate, as the Constitution stands against it".

Prime Minister Raja said Pakistan People’s Party wrote the history with blood and this blood will once again be given if needed in future.

However, Prime Minister kept his silence about escalating this case to a First Class Judge, i.e the Swiss Supreme Court.

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