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August 2011

UAE Embassy organized a sociable Iftari program

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan

SOS Village, Rawalpindi

Islamabad: UAE Embassy in Pakistan organized an Iftari program on August 3 in famous SOS Village, Rawalpindi for orphans. It was co-sponsored by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation. The SOS Village deals with welfare of orphaned children and unprivileged segments of the society in the country.Read More »UAE Embassy organized a sociable Iftari program

UAE Embassy Caravan of Iftari programs goes on

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan

Anjuman Faiz Ul Islam, Mandera

Islamabad (August 5): Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charitable foundation and UAE Red Crescent Authority with the coordination of UAE Embassy in Pakistan are engaged with the series of Iftari programs in the country which will be carried out during the whole blessed month of Ramadan. A well arranged Iftari program was staged in Anjuman Faiz Ul Islam, Mandera in the evening, yesterday. The caravan of Iftari programs will be carried out in different parts of the country and will cover maximum charitable organizations, welfare institutions and centers. More than 400 students as well as workers, staff members and high management of the center attended the Iftari program.Read More »UAE Embassy Caravan of Iftari programs goes on

Bin Laden’s last laugh

By Khalid Aziz

SIMONE de Beauvoir, the French existentialist writer, was on the dot when she remarked, “If you live long enough, you’ll see that every victory turns into a defeat.”

With that in mind, one must inquire now what happened to the euphoria of the US ‘victory’ when the Taliban surrendered Kandahar on Dec 7, 2001. In 2004 and then again in 2007, Osama bin Laden said that he would bleed the US into bankruptcy, as he had done earlier with the Soviet Union. Today, it is quite clear that the military situation in Afghanistan is chaotic and appears to be failing.Read More »Bin Laden’s last laugh

Is Pakistan heading for an Army takeover?

By Dr. Farrukh Saleem

ISLAMABAD: Altaf Hussain, the founder-leader of Pakistan’s third largest and Sindh’s second largest political party, has concluded that the government has failed and that the Army should intervene. ANP, the largest political party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the government’s coalition partner at the Centre, wants the “Army deployed for a month to de-weaponise Karachi”.Read More »Is Pakistan heading for an Army takeover?

US prepared to snatch Pakistan nukes: NBC News

Pak to react decisively

Dr Jassim Taqui /Akhtar Jamal

Islamabad—The Obama administration is escalating its psychological warfare against the Pak military establishment through leaking very sensitive reports to the American and world media. In this regard, the NBC News reported that the US military and intelligence operatives are debating, strategizing, gaming and potentially even conducting crisis on entering Pakistan and seizing the nation’s nuclear weapons during a crisis. The former White House Deputy Counter-Terrorism Director Roger Cressey confirmed the planning and term the scheme as,” The highest priorities of the US intelligence community and the White House.” He disclosed that the planned operation would be “snatch and grab” the nukes and that US Special Forces would try to dismantle or eliminate them.Read More »US prepared to snatch Pakistan nukes: NBC News

Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan chosen Islamic Personality

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan

The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE

The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has been named the Islamic Personality by the Dubai International Holy Quran in its 15th session. Shaikh Khalifa has been selected for his untiring services and heatedly association with Holy Quran, Islam, Muslims, humanity and its visionary role in the socio-economic prosperity of the United Arab Emirates.Read More »Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan chosen Islamic Personality

UAE Embassy holds another Iftari program

BY Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan

Social Welfare Kashana centre

Islamabad: UAE Embassy held another splendid Iftari program on Thursday. It was co-financed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation and UAE Red Crescent Authority. The series of gracious Iftari programs will be carried out throughout the holy month of Ramadan in various cities of the country not confined to Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir and Lahore.Read More »UAE Embassy holds another Iftari program



IfAfghanistanis a problem there is no other solution to this problem but negotiations with Taliban. Without taking Taliban into confidence, the desire for peace and prosperity inAfghanistanwould always remain an unfulfilled dream. Since very after the American intrusion inAfghanistan,Pakistanhas always been advocating the same solution but unluckily none of theUSauthorities ever tried to pay heed to this logical pleading. Now as the dates of American retreat from the Afghan lands are coming closer, theUShi-ups are showing their inclination towards the solution presented byPakistanin the very beginning. It was somewhere in the mid of last June when Afghan President Hamid Karzai first time officially confirmed a direct contact between the Taliban and theUSauthorities. The Telegraph reports Mr.Karzai’s statement, “Foreign militaries, especially theUnited States of America, are going ahead with these negotiations to find a political settlement to the decade-long war. Peace talks have started with the Taliban and it is going well.” God knows better what would be the out come of these peace talks because the Taliban see Karzai’s government as ‘a powerless puppet regime, backed by an occupying army’. Most of the Taliban leaders rank Karzai as a worthless roll of tissue-paper and they are never willing to give any importance to what Karzai says and what he vows. In the opinion of these leaders things could take a positive change only if America keeps Indian-patronized and American-supported Karzai out of the peace process and the Taliban leaders are directly approached. “Only the White House can determine the presence of foreign forces or permanent American bases, as well as the fate of Taliban prisoners inGuantanamoBay”, says one of the Taliban leaders. Read More »PAKISTAN’S ROLE IN AFGHANISTAN