Archives: October 2018

Wed Oct 31, 2018

The Clash of Views and Needs Globally - A view by: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu with Delhi CM Kejriwal as Sharad Yadav looks on. PTI: The Tribune, Chandigarh
Posted on Oct 31, 18 | 11:28 am

Kashmir Committee Jeddah Observes Kashmir Black Day - BY: Syed Mussarat Khalil
The Kashmir Committee (KC) Jeddah observed Kashmir Black Day in Saudi Arabia and expressed solidarity with Kashmiri people in their just struggle for their right to self-determination.
Posted on Oct 31, 18 | 11:27 am

Form A Daily Writing Habit—It Will Improve Your Life [MAHviews] Form A Daily Writing Habit (with thanks to Muhammad Abd al-Hameed)
Without question, writing every day has brought me many great things: A better career, fulfillment, self-improvement, and most importantly, the ability to share my ideas with you, the reader.
Posted on Oct 31, 18 | 11:16 am

LETTER TO EDITOR : Pakistan Citizens Portal - BY: Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
The Pakistan Citizens Portal is an excellent step forward towards good governance, in fact a forerunner of E Governance and the harbinger of Naya Pakistan and I wish it all success and Godspeed.
Posted on Oct 31, 18 | 11:15 am

RANDOM THOUGHTS: Health Tips for Senior Citizens - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
imageAs President of the Senior Citizens Foundation of Pakistan (SCFP), I am always interested in things that have anything to do with the elderly. Recently I received a message from a good friend and well-wisher.
Posted on Oct 31, 18 | 11:13 am

Sun Oct 28, 2018


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Imran Khan’s Interview - BY: General Mirza Aslam Beg
imageThey tried to cheat him, on the pretext of presenting a book on some cricket matters whereas a full-pledged interview was planned for London based website, named: Middle East Eye (MEE).
Posted on Oct 28, 18 | 3:58 am

Fri Oct 26, 2018


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The Prime Minister of Malaysia lectures on The Challenge of Good Governance in the Muslim World - (with thanks to Nizami Khaled)
On 24 September Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, lectured at the Centre on ‘The Challenge of Good Governance in the Muslim World’. A long-standing friend and...
Posted on Oct 26, 18 | 11:12 pm

Who failed for the reforms and discipline on the railway tracks and railway system in India? Highlights By: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
Indian Railways: Indian Railways (IR) is India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways (for the reforms and discipline on the railway tracks and...
Posted on Oct 26, 18 | 12:39 pm

The Clear Vision Lost and the Politics Guided by Devoid of Ethics in Punjab - Highlights by: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
“Now more than ever, there is a need for a clear vision and of politics guided by ethics.
Posted on Oct 26, 18 | 12:38 pm

The Rule of Law Does Not Exist In India - Highlights By: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
Consider a prima facie case, if the organisation to investigate corruption is corrupt, what does one say about the institutional integrity of India?
Posted on Oct 26, 18 | 12:36 pm

PM Imran Khan at Investment Conference in Riyadh - S Roman Ahsan
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The Collapse of Authoritarianism in the Middle East - By: Marwan Muasher
Two perfect storms have struck the Arab world in the past decade. In 2011, in what was at first optimistically called “the Arab Spring,” popular uprisings unseated autocrats across the region.
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Thu Oct 25, 2018

Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia results in significant understandings between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia - By: Syed Mussarat Khalil (Jeddah)
At the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan...
Posted on Oct 25, 18 | 11:21 pm

News Release: Premier Doug Ford Announces Economic Growth in the Thunder Bay Forestry Sector
THUNDER BAY — Today, Premier Doug Ford and Jeff Yurek, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced that Resolute Forest Products will be investing...
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Tue Oct 23, 2018


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News Release - Ontario's Government for the People Strengthening Tourism Sector
Province will launch consultations for a new tourism strategy
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Opinion Piece on Allahabad to Prayagraj Exponent of Religious Supremacy & Extremism By Ahmad Al Qadri, Research Associate, MUSLIM Institute
Marginalizing, discriminating and violence against minorities in India has seven decades of shabby past. Demolishing of Babri Mosque, ...
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RANDOM THOUGHTS : China and the USA - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
imageThe Chinese are our best friends while both countries have problems with the USA. The Americans always try to find some fault with us. Most recently, they even blamed ....
Posted on Oct 23, 18 | 1:58 am

Mon Oct 22, 2018


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Voices of the expatriates among us - BY: Tariq A. Al-Maeena
imageExpats in Saudi Arabia generally keep to themselves and are often tight-lipped about their hosts and their traits and behavior. Saudis on the other hand often hold themselves and...
Posted on Oct 22, 18 | 1:14 am

Press Release: Closing Ceremony - International Conference on ‘Linguistic Research in Multilingual Contexts’ Ended
Rawalpindi: ( )Closing Ceremony of the 4th International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (ICLAP 2018) on “Linguistic Research in Multilingual Contexts...
Posted on Oct 22, 18 | 12:06 am

Sun Oct 21, 2018

Pennsylvania recognizes 1984 riots as 'Sikh genocide' In India: TOI - Highlights by: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
State seal of Pennsylvania; image by Henrik on Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution / share alike).COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA: Keystone State. Proudly founded by William Penn in 1681 as a place of tolerance and freedom
Posted on Oct 21, 18 | 4:31 am

Fri Oct 19, 2018


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Statement from Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care - Ontario News
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has undergone an organizational realignment, as part of our government's plan to tackle the ongoing hallway healthcare crisis in...
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Halloween Trick or treat Fun and Scare - By: Abida Rahmani
It is again Halloween time in N. America . The houses , stores and malls decorated with horror themes and plenty of creepy and frightening creatures. Pumpkins , hay stock , colored corn...
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Wed Oct 17, 2018

Art and Survival: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Jennifer Baichwal and Brian Jungen join AGO Creative Minds this fall - AGO Newsroom
Provocative speaker series returns with a lively discussion about how humans have impacted our Earth. Can art be the bridge we need to turn talking about climate change into action?
Posted on Oct 17, 18 | 11:21 pm

Press Release: Korean Traditional Performing Art Troupe mesmerized people of twin cities at RAC
Rawalpindi, The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in collaboration with Rawalpindi Arts Council organized a traditional cultural performance for the citizens of Rawalpindi as part of its efforts ...
Posted on Oct 17, 18 | 11:18 pm

What made the difference? - BY: Arvind Kejriwal
After 3 years in government, we have a situation that the Delhi government is flush with funds but AAP is poor. Normally, in India, situation has always been reverse.
Posted on Oct 17, 18 | 11:16 pm

News Release - Ontario's Government for the People Promoting Public Health, Community Safety and Protecting Youth
Premier Ford speaks at Ontario Provincial Police Association annual meeting to highlight role of all police in the enforcement of cannabis retail law
Posted on Oct 17, 18 | 11:15 pm

Court Bulletin - Worker Caught in Machinery, Company Fined $80,000 in Bracebridge Court - Ontario News
Convicted: Uponor Infra Ltd., a company that manufactures plastic piping, 1 King Street West. 10th floor, Commerce Place, Hamilton, Ontario (registered office address).
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Tue Oct 16, 2018


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Seminar on Sufism in 21st Century A Global Perspective Organised By MUSLIM Institute (UK Chapter)
MUSLIM Institute – UK Chapter organized a seminar “Sufism in 21st Century: A Global Perspective” on Wednesday September 26, 2018 at Imperial College London, UK.
Posted on Oct 16, 18 | 11:31 pm

Dirty role of International NGOs in Pakistan - BY: Asif Haroon Raja
Pakistan has been a victim of wars, conflicts, diplomatic/political/economic coercion, subversion, sabotage, and false flag operations ....
Posted on Oct 16, 18 | 11:25 pm

Mon Oct 15, 2018


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The Geographical, Historical and Social Facts Sidhu Given Not Be Taken As Controversial - By: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said an unnecessary controversy was being created and he never said anything objectionable related to issue to open the corridor...
Posted on Oct 15, 18 | 11:12 am

PWC Inter-Gulf Mushaira Regales Poetry Lovers - By: Aymen Zaheer
Pakistan Writers Club-Riyadh (aka: PWC) and its Ladies Chapter (aka: PWC-LC) hosted this past weekend its Annual “Inter-Gulf Mushaira” to mark the 71st Independence Day of Pakistan and...
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RANDOM THOUGHTS : New Rulers, New Problems - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
imageHardly two months have passed and the government of Imran Khan is already facing problems. There was embarrassment over some appointments and increased taxation and....
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Thu Oct 11, 2018

The Congress and Badal Family Out To Disturb Peace Jointly In Punjab - Analysis by: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
The Congress and Badal Family Out To Disturb Peace Jointly in Punjab at Will For Their Political Ends and both warn people by their Stereotyped Speeches Understandably-understandable...
Posted on Oct 11, 18 | 12:51 am

India’s Hands Up Before Indians Economically: Why? - By: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
India’s Hands Up Economically and Garibi Hatao. Garibi Hatao desh bachao ("Abolish poverty, save the nation")...
Posted on Oct 11, 18 | 12:46 am

Remodelling the Belt and Road: Pakistan picks up the torch - By: James M. Dorsey (with thanks to Kaled Nizami)
Pakistan, following in the footsteps of Malaysia and Myanmar, is the latest country to balk at the China and infrastructure focus of Beijing’s Belt and Road-related investments.
Posted on Oct 11, 18 | 12:43 am

Joint Statement by the Premier and the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on World Mental Health Day
Today, Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement on World Mental Health Day:
Posted on Oct 11, 18 | 12:41 am

Wed Oct 10, 2018

The IMF won’t solve Pakistan’s debt problem - By Forbes Editors' Picks | forbes.com (with thanks to Nizami Khaled)
In dealing with a soaring foreign debt, Pakistan has a couple of choices. One of them is to cancel Chinese projects, as Malaysia did back in August.
Posted on Oct 10, 18 | 12:18 am

Mon Oct 08, 2018

Open Democracy Initiative | Ali Dayan Hasan
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RANDOM THOUGHTS: Tread Carefully - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
imagePolitics are very hot these days with accusations and the blame game at a peak. This poor country has never seen a quiet, peaceful acceptance of transfer of power.
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Sun Oct 07, 2018


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Sat Oct 06, 2018


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Athletics Event Catcher Navjot Singh Sidhu For Indo-Pak Talks Now - By: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
Pakistan PM Imran Khan- Minister Punjab Navjot Singh Sidhu Corridor to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, Pakistan as to be the ‘Lighthouse Of Guru Nanak’
Posted on Oct 06, 18 | 6:31 am

Fact Finding Report On the honor killing of a Dalit youth in Miryalguda town of Telangana state of India.
Now it has become a trend in India to support the criminals, where Dalits and Muslims are victims.
Posted on Oct 06, 18 | 6:29 am

Fri Oct 05, 2018


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EU Finally Stands Up To US ‘Bullying’ Over Iran Sanctions - By: Pepe Escobar (Asia Times)
Brussels sets up a 'special purpose vehicle' to bypass the US dollar and allow financial transactions with Tehran to continue
Posted on Oct 05, 18 | 12:17 am

LETTER TO EDITOR : Government Vehicles - BY: Col. Syed Riaz Jafri (Retd)
It is a common knowledge that many a political office holder and bureaucrat has more than one official vehicle, mostly big cars, SUVs and even limos under his and his family’s use.
Posted on Oct 05, 18 | 12:14 am

Thu Oct 04, 2018


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Wed Oct 03, 2018

Seminar on Today's Pakistan and Quaid's Legacy - Organised By: MUSLIM Institute
MUSLIM Institute Organized a Seminar "Today's Pakistan and Quaid's Legacy" on Monday September 10, 2018 at National Library, Islamabad. Mr. Omar Ayub khan, the Federal Minister for Energy was the chief guest on the occasion.
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Statement by the Premier on Ontario Agriculture Week - BY: Simon Jefferies
Today, the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, issued the following statement on Ontario Agriculture Week:
Posted on Oct 03, 18 | 1:18 am

Tue Oct 02, 2018


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Mon Oct 01, 2018

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Leaders Demand for Change in Party Leadership: TOI- Highlights By: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
Whether everything was going smoothly in the party under the leadership of Sukhbir Singh Badal, Ranjit Singh Brahmpura replied “No Comments”.

Posted on Oct 01, 18 | 12:39 pm

SR1.106tr estimated budget for 2019 - (with thanks Faiz Al-Najdi)
Riyadh —Saudi Arabia’s estimated budget for 2019 is expected to a reach record level at SR1.106 trillion, SR100 billion more than what the government projected last year...
Posted on Oct 01, 18 | 12:37 pm

Shiromani Akali Dal Would Be Saved By Excluding Badals Family! - Observation by: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
Shiromani Akali Dal would be saved from harm or danger without and excluding ‘Badals Family’ especially Parkash Singh Badal and president Sukhbir Badal appeared to be finally being considered by the “rebellion” within the party as it appears now.
Posted on Oct 01, 18 | 12:36 pm

Statement by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Overdose Prevention Sites and Supervised Consumption Services
Statement by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Overdose Prevention Sites and Supervised Consumption Services
Posted on Oct 01, 18 | 12:35 pm

KSU Represented at the 11th International Symposium on Information Processing
Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan, an academic from Center of Excellence in Information Assurance, King Saud University, delivered a keynote speech at the 11th International Symposium...
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Some in NDA don't want Modi as PM again, says Union Minister - Observed By: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
Could the majority of intolerant voters think so in India, “And so if you see a politician doing things that are questionable, one of the things as a citizen is to ask yourself...
Posted on Oct 01, 18 | 12:24 am