Archives: January 2017

Tue Jan 31, 2017

Betsy DeVos Gets Grilled: The Daily Show
Enjoy this show --confirmation hearing in the US Senate
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President Trump’s Executive Orders and their Fallout - By: Saeed Qureshi
In order to fulfil his agenda of reforms outlined during electioneering campaign, President Trump has issued several executive orders.
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Role of USA-Israel-India in fomenting Islamic radicalism - BY: Asif Haroon Raja
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RANDOM THOUGHTS: Call it Fate - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
Sometimes fate plays an important part in someone’s life and so it was with me too. As is generally known, I belong to Bhopal, one of the most beautiful places in Central India.
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Sun Jan 29, 2017


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‘Anusha walked out of Raheel Sharif’s WEF address’ - (with thanks to Nizami Khaled)
Defence analyst Ikram Sehgal, while speaking during Channel 24’s programme DNA, revealed he had written a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inviting him...
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Fri Jan 27, 2017


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Will Donald Trump make America great? -BY : Asif Haroon Raja
Donald J Trump surprise victory has divided the American society. He took over the reins of power from outgoing President Barack Obama as the 45th President of USA on January 20, 2017
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SC finds ‘inconsistencies’ in Maryam’s statements -BY: NASIR IQBAL
ISLAMABAD: Pointing out the inconsistencies in the different replies submitted by the prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the real issue in the case was not foreign properties, but honesty.

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Pak Envoy Lauds the Creativity of Pakistani Ladies - By: Aymen Zaheer
Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia - H.E Manzoor Ul Haq - was all praise for the members of Ladies Chapter (aka: PWC-LC) of Pakistani Writers Club – Riyadh aka: PWC.
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The Real Trump - BY: General Mirza Aslam Beg
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Tue Jan 24, 2017

King Saud University Represented at 35th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - VIA: KSU News
King Saud University Represented at 35th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics at USA
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UAE Declares Unconditional Support To India In Countering Terrorism - with thanks to Nizami Khaled
The UAE places its strategic relationship with India above all and considers the South Asian nation as “one of the most important countries”, a UAE minister said on Monday.
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DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER OF DELHI, MANISH SISODIA - Forwarded by: BALBIR SINGH SOOCH-SIKH VICHAR MANCH
The apex court was hearing a petition filed by the Action Committee Unaided Recognised Private Schools which had challenged the January 19, 2016, last year order of the high court.
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RANDOM THOUGHTS: The Holy Prophet, the Apostles and Rumi - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
imageRecently I have been writing about Rumi’s Masnavi. While the stories and events quoted by him may not be cent per cent correct, they do contain excellent advice on morality.
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Mon Jan 23, 2017

Money Trail in Corruption - By :Prof. Dr. Munir M. Hasan
These days, the proceedings of the Panama case in the Honourable Supreme Court is in full swing.
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Downfall of the Muslims: A Review (Part-3) - BY: Dr Firoz Mahboob Kamal
The early Muslims gained unprecedented successes. Their success were not confined in war fronts or civilisation-building. They achieved successes almost in all fields.
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Indian efforts to bring Trump under its magic spell - BY: Asif Haroon Raja
After the outgoing British Raj partitioned India and Pakistan took birth out of the reluctant womb of India, the latter sat in the lap of former Soviet Union to draw maximum...
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President Trump’s Inauguration and the Day After! - By: Saeed Qureshi
Within 24 hours of the oath-taking by the newly elected president Donlad Trump of Republican Party at the Capitol Hill, the first executive order that he signed on Friday January 21 was...
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PWS 9th Women's Health Seminar - BY: Syed Shehabuddin
PWS 9th Women's Health Seminar
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Sun Jan 22, 2017


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Press Release : Kerala Tourism pavilion grabs eyeballs at Vakantiebeurs 2017 in the Netherlands
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20: Kerala’s many advantages as tourism destination were on full display for the jet-setting Dutch and other European travelers...
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IS IT “ANSWERBANDI” ON “NOTEBANDI-DEMONETISATION” IN INDIA? - (with thanks to BALBIR SINGH SOOCH)
A. What transpired at various levels in the run-up to the “notebandi” decision is not being put in public domain
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Pa Na Ma - BY: Col.Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Can someone help me please? I’m fed up of seeing some of the king’s cronies and other jokers perpetually occupying the idiot box whenever I switch it on.
Posted on Jan 22, 17 | 7:08 am

Fri Jan 20, 2017

South Asian Pulse Forum distributed warm quilts among special and disabled students
South Asian Pulse Forum distributed warm quilts among special and disabled students
at Govt Special School for Blind Girls Rawalpindi

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Thu Jan 19, 2017


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18 JAN- DYS SAUDI ARABIA SCHEDULE - Islamic voice
Please forward to your friends and relatives to participate in the life skills workshop to enhance their professional, personal and family relationships.
Posted on Jan 19, 17 | 6:53 am

Pakistan’s expensive gamble - BY: Sajjad Ashraf
Senior economists in the country are now increasingly voicing their concern over the terms 
of financing from China, which is mostly shrouded in mystery
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The Brits start the fire and then bail out - BY: Tariq A. Al-Maeena
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Wed Jan 18, 2017


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We Have Lost Our Marbles -BY:Mehboob Qadir
We lost our social cohesion and civil anchorage, in fact our place in history, when River Hakra, the legendary Saraswati, turned away from us thousands of years ago.
Posted on Jan 18, 17 | 5:00 am

I love Sapulse by : Daniel McLoughlin
Women around the world may have more to commemorate within the year of 2016 than they initially thought.
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Tue Jan 17, 2017


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RANDOM THOUGHTS : Valuable Books - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
imageI receive many books on which people expect me to comment. Unfortunately, it is not possible for me to even read them all, never mind write about them all.
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Mon Jan 16, 2017

THE HONEST NEEDS TO BE BRAVE AND BOLD ALWAYS: EVEN IN DISCIPLINED FORCES IN INDIA ALSO - BY: Balbir Singh Sooch
Honest means - truthful, sincere, frank, open, trustworthy, upright,
decent, law-abiding, reliable, honorable ; Who is not telling lies;

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RESERVE BANK OF INDIA’S IMAGE DENTED POST DEMONETISATON: RBI STAFF SENT A LETTER - Forwarded By: Balbir Singh Sooch
Central Bank’s image has been dented post demonetisation: RBI staff:
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Gas and Gas Stations - BY: Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
I don’t know about others but we here in the Westridge area of Rawalpindi Cantonment have felt much relief in the supply of the gas...
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Sun Jan 15, 2017


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Uproar over Missing bloggers - BY: Asif Haroon Raja
The recently approved Pakistan Electronic Crime Act by the Parliament and promulgation of cybercrime law specifying punishments to the wrongdoers operating...
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Fri Jan 13, 2017

Prize distribution of poster competition held at RAC - BY: Sajjad Hussain
A prize distribution ceremony of posters competition was held at Rawalpindi Arts Council jointly organized by Shirakat here on Friday.
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Al Burj, Ittihad, UT Lines prevail in Kanoo League Usman Butt slams unbeaten 135 - BY: Aijaz Ahmed Khan
Jeddah:Al Burj, Ittihad, UT Lines, Saudi Oil scored impressive wins over their respective opponents while Usman Butts unbeaten 135 of 63 balls...
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Blessings for the entire Universe Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) - BY: Abida Rahmani
When Michael Hart put the name of our Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) on top the list of 100 most influential People, he had certain reasons for it.
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Thu Jan 12, 2017


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Actors and Directors - By: Prof. Dr. Munir M. Hasan
Film and drama are the two categories of entertainment which everybody is aware of. There is hardly anybody who has not seen a film or a drama.
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Thanks to expats for a job well done - BY: Tariq A. Al-Maeena
According to statistics, a third of this country’s population is made up of expatriates, which is unlike most other countries in the GCC where the expatriate workforce outnumbers citizens often by a handy margin.
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Reservations over Gen Raheel Sharif’s appointment - BY: Asif Haroon Raja
Displacement of pro-Saudi MansoorHadi’sgovt in Yemen and capture of the capital city of Sanaa by the Huthis (Zaidi Shias in northern Yemen) and...
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The Terrible Mindset - BY: General Mirza Aslam Beg
imagePakistan appears to be at war with itself, as a result of the “terrible mindset” causing deep divisions of the social order. As early as 1958, when the Khans of Kalat protested for...
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Wed Jan 11, 2017


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Wake Up !! Before its Too Late.. - from: Quran and Hadith
It was early in the morning at four,
When death knocked upon a bedroom door.

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PRESS RELEASE: Book on Allama Mashriqi’s Family - Published in USA
One of Allama Mashriqi’s sons was killed, three were arrested, and the lives of his young daughterswere threatened. This book profiles these unsung heroes of the Indian subcontinent’s independence.
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Pakistan Has Mortgaged These Airports, Motorways & Buildings to Get Loans - BY: AADIL SHADMAN
For decades, Pakistani governments have been taking loans to fulfill local demands and start new projects. As things stand, Pakistan’s foreign debts have currently crossed the $75 billion mark.
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OUR NATION IS A SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY - BY: Dr. Floyd E. McDowell
Senator Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist candidate for President. Our state and nation are socialist democracies with a free enterprise capitalist economy.
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Tue Jan 10, 2017


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PWC Bids Farewell to its Member of Long Standing - By: Aymen Zaheer
Engr. Faiz Al-Najdi and Ambreen Faiz under the banner of Pakistan Writers Club and its Ladies Chapter hosted a farewell dinner reception in the honor of PWC senior member...
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DISGRACE MARS BENGALURU NEW YEAR - BY: MASOOD PESHIMAM
The molestation, rape or any other similar offensive act is well rooted in the criminal mindset which prevails in every society or social setup notwithstanding other reasons.
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PEOPLE OF PUNJAB NOW WITH CANDIDATES ALLOTTED SYMBOLS OF ‘JHARU’ and ‘LETTER BOX’ IN THE ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON 4 FEBRUARY 2017 IN PUNJAB - BY: Balbir Singh Sooch
It is very true and rightly said and reported, because their welfare offices-centres are really far better than alleged-so called seva kendars of the government of Punjab...
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Confronting the Kashmir Issue: Will Guterres Meet the Challenge? - BY: Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai
imageMay I take this opportunity to offer you, Mr. Antonio Guterres, on behalf of the ‘World Kashmir Awareness’ and its members sincere congratulations on your election...
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Should we believe that if Donald J. Trump was president of the USA - BY: Bienvenu MABILEMONO
I heard my friend Ambassador Herman Cohen say, "I think Donald Trump prefers to deal with strong people, so I do not think he's going to talk about good governance or democracy.
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STATECRAFT: The missing counterpoise - BY: Harish Khare
1. Two days ago Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, Sir Ivan Rogers, put in his papers because he thought it best to distance himself from the May government rather...
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Fri Jan 06, 2017


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Press Release : Kerala featured in ABTA’s 12 ‘Destinations to Watch’ for 2017
State is the only Indian entry in prestigious list published by UK’s largest travel association
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The Muslims’ Downfall: A Review (Part-2) - BY: Dr Firoz Mahboob Kamal
Every occupation has its terrible calamities. It is much worse than the effect of a disease on physical health. A disease affects only the body.
Posted on Jan 06, 17 | 8:03 am

THERE IS ‘FINANCIAL EMERGENCY AND ‘POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT OF FEAR’ IN INDIA - with thanks to Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
BLOW TO MODI’S BLACK MONEY FIGHT:

A. 97% of banned notes said to be back in banks in blow to Modi’s black money fight.

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Thu Jan 05, 2017


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The Quest for Peace In South Asia - BY: Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai
“Peace need not be impracticable, and war need not be inevitable.” John F. Kennedy
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Jews and Muslims Hold Joint Vigil at the California State Capitol - By: Ras H. Siddiqui
It was a cold winter evening by Sacramento standards but there was plenty of warmth generated by the brightly lit Capitol Christmas Tree and the approximately 500 people...
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Handbag stolen with important documents and cash Rs. 7000 - BY: Kamaljeet Kaur
That complainant around 4pm today on 01-01-2017 went to pay obeisance to Gurudwara Baba Deep Singh ji along with her minor daughter named Gurminder kaur on...
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Wed Jan 04, 2017

Join Hands to Help Poor Students in Winter - Report by: Rana Ali sajjad
imageSouth Asian Pulse Forum in coordination with Anjuman Faizul Islam Rawalpindi distributed warm polyester quilt gifts among 300 poor and orphan students...
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Island Economics KickStarter Campaign
1000 people are abandoned on an island with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. They are told to survive and grow their civilization as best they can.
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OPF supports and cooperates with overseas Pakistanis in CPEC projects, Barrister Amjad Malik - By: Syed Mussarat Khalil
Barrister Amjad Mahmood Malik, Chairman, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), has assured full support and cooperation in the OPF to overseas Pakistanis...
Posted on Jan 04, 17 | 8:18 am

Mystical Teachings of Sultan Bahoo & Modern Era (Musical Evening) - Organized by MUSLIM Institute & CPS, COMSATS
MUSLIM Institute and Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad organized a Sufi Musical Evening “Sham e Bahoo” on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at CIIT, Islamabad.
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RANDOM THOUGHTS: Forced Change of Religion (Part I) - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
imageRecently the Sindh Assembly passed a resolution making the forced conversion of anyone below the age of 18 a crime.The law (when signed by the Governor) is, in itself, not a bad thing,...
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Tue Jan 03, 2017

From an expatriate, to all expatriates - BY: Tariq A. Al-Maeena
imageExpatriates do not have many public forums in which they can make themselves heard. And when asked, they refrain from comment...
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Evolving Regional Security Dynamics And Impact on Pakistan’s Security - BY: Asif Haroon Raja
Till as late as 1990, India remained a close knit strategic partner of former USSR and it kept belittling the US imperialist policies and its provision of military assistance to Pakistan...
Posted on Jan 03, 17 | 8:23 am

Preventive Diplomacy: Successes & Failures - BY: Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai
“It is also true that there is no peace and sustainable development without respect for human rights.” Antonio Guterres, Secretary General- elect of the United Nations
Posted on Jan 03, 17 | 8:20 am

Greetings and Best wishes for the New Year - BY: Akram Zaki
Greetings and best wishes to all friends and their families for the Dawn of New Year 2017. It has become customary to make new resolutions which are soon forgotten.
Posted on Jan 03, 17 | 8:18 am