December 2009

SAVE OUR SOULS FROM ‘AFSPA’

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ALI SUKHANVER

Human rights violation is one of the most grievous problems of today’s modern and so-called civilized society. Every year so many innocent people have to be a victim of human rights violations throughout the world. The system of the law enforcing agencies tries to shelter and safeguard these rights to the maximum extent but sometimes the situation becomes very painful when these agencies themselves prove a fatal weapon against these rights. Recently the Asian Human Rights Commission has released a report with the title, ‘Law Enforcement Agencies of India involved in Human Rights violations.” According to the details discussed in the report, from April 2001 to March 2009, the National Human Rights Commission of India NHRC has recorded 1184 deaths in police custody. These deaths must be called as the murders committed by the police because they all were without any sanction or approval of a court of law.Read More »SAVE OUR SOULS FROM ‘AFSPA’

Immaculate Conception

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan

On the occasion of 38th National Day of UAE, HH. Sheikh Khalifa, bin Zayed Al Nahyan the President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi delivered a remarkable and thoughtful speech to his nation. He said that the country would continue on a path to peace and prosperity. He proudly shared that the UAE had come a long way in terms of safety and security since it was established in 1971. Read More »Immaculate Conception

Full text of Pakistan Supreme Court short order

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O R D E R

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, CJ. – The above titled Constitution Petitions have been filed under Article 184(3) of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan [hereinafter referred to as ‘the Constitution’] challenging the constitutionality of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (No.LX) 2007 [hereinafter referred to as ‘the NRO’], while HR cases and Civil Appeal, by leave of the Court, have been filed by the applicants/appellant for extension of benefit of the NRO to them.
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Solar energy: perpetual low-cost power generation

By Chaudhry Kamran Naseer

The use of solar energy for human perquisites is not something new. It has been used for decades by a number of countries due to the various benefits it provides to people, most notably for power production. Thus, its demand has been increasing day by day because of concerns about the lack of availability of fossil fuels for producing power in near future, which has led to rise in petroleum products and the global climatic change that is taking place owing to carbon emissions from fossil fuels.Read More »Solar energy: perpetual low-cost power generation

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مرحوم ضیاالحق قاسمی کے بعد “ظرافت” کا علم “مزاح پلس” نے بلند کررکھا ہے۔
جستجو ٹی وی نے اس نئی ٹیم سے ایک ملاقات کی، آپ بھی ان اہل قلم سے ملیے۔

THE DISGUISED EXTREMISM-ALI SUKHANVER

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Some times the hunter becomes the hunt and the gunner himself becomes a target. A few weeks back an international conference on terrorism was organized at Vigyan Bhavan, India. Most of the speakers were well known scholars and lawyers from all over the world. Everything was going smooth but suddenly it all became very bitter and tense when the former Union Law Minister and senior lawyer, Ram Jethmalani, alleged that ‘Wahabism’ was responsible for terrorism throughout the world. In his address, Mr. Jethmalani, who is president of the All-India Senior Advocates Association, said: “Unfortunately in the 17th century, they produced an evil man in Saudi Arabia by the name of Wahab, who was concerned about the decline of the Muslim world, but he hit upon a wrong remedy.” He alleged that the Wahabi terrorism instilled rubbish in the minds of young people to carry out terrorist attacks.  He further said “India had friendly relations with a country that supported Wahabi terrorism,” Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to India Faisal-al-Trad was also among the guests. He protested the statement of Jethmalani and expressed his strong resentment simply by going out of the conference hall. According to the daily Hindu, Adish C. Aggarwala, chairman, All-India Bar Association and joint organiser of the conference, tried his utmost to clarify the situation by saying that Jethmalani’s views were not those of the government but of the speaker himself.Read More »THE DISGUISED EXTREMISM-ALI SUKHANVER

LAHORE: Activists discuss canal-widening alternatives

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* Lahore Bachao Tehreek proposes public transport system, congestion tax as alternatives.

 Civil society members and non-government organisations on Friday formulated suggestions, to be presented to the Supreme Court, on the canal-widening project launched by the Punjab government.

The government had announced a Rs 3.15-billion project in November to widen the canal road by cutting down trees and rare plants. The SC took suo moto notice of the project a day before Eidul Azha and ordered civil society members – who claimed the government was damaging the city by cutting more than 10,000 trees – to submit their suggestions on alternatives for the project.
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