Month: April 2011

To Whom Will They Turn?

Dawn- 27th April 2011 By Faisal Siddique ‘AN open letter to the chief justice of India’ by four Indian law academics, protesting against the acquittal of accused rapist by the then conservative Indian Supreme Court [Tukaram v. State of Maharashtra (1978)], contributed to the development of a judicially activist Indian judiciary which became sensitive to rape victims.

ذمےداری کا تانا بانا

A Cross post from Urdu Blog-Sab Ka Pakistan by Dr. Khalil Ahmad جب اختیار اور آزادی کا رشتہ ذمےداری سے ٹوٹ جائے تو اصلاح اور درستگی کا کام بہت مشکل ہو جاتا ہے ۔ کون ہے جو اس بات سے انکار کرے گا کہ پاکستان میں ان دونوں چیزوں کے درمیان تعلق ناپید ہونے جیسا ہی ہو گیا ہے ۔ یہ دسمبر 2007 کی بات ہے ۔ 13 تاریخ کے ’دی نیشن‘ میں جسٹس کے ایم اے صمدانی (ریٹائرڈ) کا ایک مضمون بعنوان ’بلیم گیم اینڈ رسپانسیبیلیٹی‘ شائع ہوا ۔ میں نے اس مضمون کی بنیادی فکر سے اختلاف کرتے ہوئے اخبار کے ایڈیٹر کو خط لکھا جس کا ترجمہ درج ذیل ہے: بصد احترام میں یہ کہنا چاہتا ہوں کہ یہ مضمون اس مروج نقطہ ء نظر پر ہی مبنی ہے جس کے مطابق ہر چیز کے لیے ہر ایک کو ذمےدار قرار دیا جاتا ہے ۔ ’’ہم اپنی قومی زندگی کی ہر خامی کے لیے اپنے معاشرے کے ایک مخصوص گروہ کو چن لیتے ہیں، اس کو قصوروار قرار دیتے ہیں، اور خود …

Awaami Joke of the week

Light ke baghair rehne waloDehshat gardi bardasht karne waloAik mulk mein 2 eiden manane walo Strike mein ghar bethne walo Har cheez pe Extra tax dene waloSheher ki lights ka bill apne ghar se dene waloSailaab mein dia hua saman dobara market se kharidne walo 20 ka diesel 95 mein kharedne walo 100 ka bijli load lay kar 85 use kerne walo Agricultural country mein Cheeni 85 rupay kharidne walo Nalaaiq or corrupt siasatdano ko dobara elect karne walo World cup hath se kho denay walo!!   Kia Haal Chaal hai? By Raymond Davis [ This message is being circulated on web and is sent to us by a Mehruban Friend]

Young heart patient discovers India, but can’t find govt here

LAHORE, April 13: The parents of a three-year-old boy who urgently requires an open-heart surgery have been forced to repeatedly knock at the door of the Chief Minister’s House for financial assistance but to no avail. The doctors had asked the parents to take the child to India for the surgery as soon as possible. via Young heart patient discovers India, but can’t find govt here.

The mindset

By Dr. Irfan Zafar The dilemma being faced by our country is the mushrooming growth of people with fixed mindsets. They somehow lack faith, motivation, hard work and, above all, education After China, Japan manufactures the most number of vehicles in the world with 7,934,516 automobiles produced per annum, and Toyota overtaking General Motors as the largest carmaker in the world in terms of sales volume. Iron ore is the most important ingredient required for the production of automobiles. Ever wondered how much iron ore is available in Japan? None. African countries are some of the world’s poorest nations. However, these countries are blessed with an abundance of iron ore. How many vehicles are these poor nations producing with this ample supply of iron ore? None. So, the richest nation, which has no iron ore, is producing a maximum number of vehicles while the poorest of the nations, having all that is needed to manufacture the same, are producing none. Ever thought about what is missing? It is the ‘mindset’, a fixed mental attitude that …

Vision of Pakistan 2032

By Vision21 In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgia’s, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace, what did they produce? The cuckoo clock. Orson Welles 2032 This is year 2032. It has been 85 years since Pakistan was created. It has been 17 years since Pakistan Accord was concluded. That was year 2015. It seems to be such a long time ago. Pakistan has come so far since then. Where once it was being labeled a failed State and was termed the most dangerous country in the world, it has miraculously achieved the status of the country with the highest economic growth, for past several years. In fact Pakistan is the only country that over the past 15 years has replicated the economic miracle that was produced by China between late 1980s and 2010s. More than that, the ideas that have developed in Pakistan regarding the Human Society and …