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French Press Attaché with Karachi journalists


Arbab Rahim may lose SA membership

* Assembly rules state any member can be unseated due to 40-day continuous absence By Razzak Abro  KARACHI: Former Sindh chief minister Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim may loose his provincial assembly membership if his leave for absence is not granted for an extra period of over three weeks. According to the Sindh Assembly (SA)’s rules … Continue reading

Do Sindhi nationalists seek int’l intervention?

By Razzak Abro KARACHI: Incidents of blasts attributed to Sindhi nationalism have been reported in the province for the past several years but a recent series of blasts on railway tracks have invited serious concerns because of their timing. On February 25, around a dozen bombs reportedly went off at railway tracks in various districts … Continue reading

‘I brought the nightmare to an end and you can too!’

Sehra Waheed, author of ‘Silent Submission’, asks Pakistani women to stand up against domestic violence KARACHI By Razzak Abro A harrowing account of a young Pakistani woman caught amidst an expatriate society in its most primitive notions on the role of women in marriage – ‘Silent Submission’ describes the life story of Sehra Waheed. The … Continue reading

With study time over, Bilawal ready for the job?

RAZZAK ABRO KARACHI – With political temperatures soaring in Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari – the Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) – has started politicking in Sindh. President Asif Ali Zardari had announced earlier this year that Bilawal would take on some political responsibilities in the country after September, and now that the younger Zardari has … Continue reading

‘Let’s vouch for women, the best decision-makers’

STAFF REPORT KARACHI Women’s participation in society is a mark of development and social enlightenment, US Consul General in Karachi William Martin said on Wednesday. “When women are afforded their rights and given the chance to pursue education, employment and political participation, they drive social and economic progress,” he added. He was speaking at a … Continue reading

Younglings of Sindh’s political families can’t resist Imran Khan

RAZZAK ABRO PTI welcomes aboard Pir Pagara’s grandson and two nephews of PPP leaders Several other young politicians expected to join party soon   KARACHI The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been attracting the younger members of traditional political families from Sindh. While some of these youngsters have already joined the party, others are set to … Continue reading

Remove ‘Jesus’ from the obscene word list PTA!

RAZZAK ABRO KARACHI Strongly objecting to the inclusion of the name of “Jesus Christ” in a list of obscene words to be banned in text messages by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), minority MPA Salim Khurshid Khokhar staged a protest sit-in in front of the speaker’s podium during the half-hour Sindh Assembly session on Monday. … Continue reading

True education must have strong international dimension: US CG

RAZZAK ABRO KARACHI In a time of global connectedness, business and globalised culture, any true education for our young people must have a strong international dimension, said US Consul General William Martin while speaking at the International Education Week (IEW) 2011 held at a local hotel on Thursday. The IEW is an annual joint initiative … Continue reading

Ghosia Jamaat’s murshid set for political rebirth

RAZZAK ABRO KARACHI The followers of Ghosia Jamaat in Sindh and Punjab are making arrangements for a public gathering scheduled on November 27 in Ghotki, a town of Sindh bordering Punjab, where their spiritual leader, former foreign minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi has to announce his new political beginning. Qureshi, … Continue reading