Pashtun-Baloch Unity Day was observed in Kabul on Saturday where Pashtun and Baloch leaders gave vent to their views how to address the issue of militancy, insecurity and Talibanization. The crux of what they say is that the military establishment in Pakistan has been responsible for the current day plight of the two peoples—Pashtuns and Balochs.
Daily Archives: September 2, 2013
The International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is an annual commemoration designated to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives. On this day, the International community remembers the missing and disappeared people throughout the world. The day has been officially declared as the Day of the enforced-disappeared. On this day, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) calls on all governments to provide answers to families on the fate and whereabouts of missing persons. International Human Rights Organisations have declared enforced disappearance as a grave human rights violation and a crime against humanity.
Sharif has the corporate world’s backing because he is aggressively pro-business and dreams up mega-projects that never benefit ordinary people
I was amused to see Saddruddin Hashwani, head of Hashoo Group, assume the role of a statesman advising all to become more responsible and mature. I would have been surprised had not his uttering come to notice before. In this recent wide-ranging preposterous statement he advised political parties to cooperate for formulation of strategy to resolve national issues. He opined that the proper usage of natural resources would stabilise the country’s economy and added, “Almighty Allah has gifted Pakistan with rich natural resources and our next 11 generations could benefit from the Reko Diq project as this project will save Pakistan’s future.” He, in my opinion, suggested rather ludicrously that the Reko Diq project should be run under the supervision of the country’s strategic institutions (read army) so that it could be protected from fraudulent practices. Angels incarnate they? He praised Nawaz Sharif’s initiatives on the Gwadar Port and Shahbaz Sharif’s hard work for stabilising the economy. He said Pakistan’s business community always sacrificed for the country and was ready to render more. Some sacrifices!