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A joint venture for peace is the way to go

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Iqbal Haider, 10 January 2010, 05:24am IST In the most gloomy atmosphere around us in Pakistan, we had no reason to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The morning of Jan 1, 2010, however, gave us a pleasant surprise when we read that the editors of the Jang group in Pakistan and of the Times of India group have taken a bold initiative to join hands for promotion of peace, economic prosperity, education and health much needed by the one-and-half-billion people of our two countries. This was not the only good news on Jan 1. The civil society in Pakistan,...

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Aman Ittehad – Solidarity Day Celebrated Enthusiastically

Friday, February 26th, 2010

We Journalists, an effective voice of media people, human rights activists, environmentalists and political thinkers, organized a cultural activity on the occasion of Aman Ittehad – Solidarity Day, jointly with CPCS, Women Action Forum (WAF) and Saranga Literary Society on Friday, January 1, 2010 at Hyderabad Press Club. The event with concise introductory speeches, poetry recitation and lyrical music attracted a large number of people ranging from civil society, literature, journalists and teachers to intellectuals to share their little contribution...

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Life in the bomb lane

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Its very very hard to stay focused in a country like Pakistan. Not so long ago in the ending weeks of 2009 I wrote a very upbeat cheery article about the incoming new year and how Karachi was going to celebrate it. On the 10th of Muharram, that article and any future hopes of celebration had to be shredded. Every one knows what happened that day during the bomb attack on a procession of our shia brethren and the horrible events which followed in which 3 city blocks of Karachi’s main whole sale markets were razed and torched to the ground. So I am not...

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Solidarity Day 1st January 2010 – Karachi Press Conference

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Posted by Teeth Maestro December 31, 2009 At 3:00pm today representatives of the Aman Ittehad namely Justice Majida Rizwi, Senator Iqbal Haider, Anis Haroon, Bishop Ijaz Inayat, Uzma Noorani, Mumtaz Tanoli, Uzma Aslam, Barrister Zain and a few more people addressed the media at the Karachi Press Club today. The Aman Ittehad leaders shared with the media plans for the peace rally in Karachi on 1st January 2010 at 3:00pm at Karachi Press Club. The drafted press statement was read by Justice Majida Rivwi and then it was released to the media,...

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Locations – As of 24th December 2009

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

1.Karachi Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum People’s Resistance Aurat Foundation Shirkat Gah, and others 2.Hyderabad Press Club CPCS We Journalists Aurat Foundation 3.Sukkur Press Club SAP (PK) Sindh Intellectual Forum 4.Larkana Nizamani Labour Hall CPCS 5.Dadu location to be confirmed CAC-Aurat Foundation 6.Badin BIRDS Office 7.Jamshoro Location to be confirmed CPCS 8.Lahore Regal Chowk SAP (PK), and others 9.Multan Qasim Bela SAP (PK) Awaz Foundation CAC- Aurat Foundation 10.Bahawalpur Location to be confirmed SAP (PK) CAC-Aurat...

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