Articles tagged with: democracy
by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, December 30, 2007
The assassination of Benazir Bhutto has created conditions which contribute to the ongoing destabilization and fragmentation of Pakistan as a Nation.
The process of US sponsored “regime change”, which normally consists in the re-formation of a fresh proxy government under new leaders has been broken. Discredited in the eyes of Pakistani public opinion, General Pervez Musharaf cannot remain in the seat of political power. But at the same time, the fake elections supported by the “international community” scheduled for January …
The complete results of IRI poll are available online at the following link: http://www.iri.org/mena/pakistan/pdfs/2007-12-12-pakistan-poll.pdf
This letter is written by Ghazala in contrast of her open letter to Benazir Bhutto on 2nd December, 2007. She is a daughter of late supreme court judge, Safdar Shah.
My Dearest Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto,
Somewhere in the Heavens
It has taken me three days to muster up the courage to write to you. When I wrote to you on December 2, it was because of the belief I had in you and the unrealistic expectations I had from you. When you returned on October 18 I truly and honestly felt that …
Pakistan’s Judicial crisis [http://ale-xpressed.blogspot.com] from formanite10 on Vimeo.
This short 10 minute video presentation is a timeline of political and judicial crisis in Pakistan. The timeline starts from the appointment of Mr.Iftikhar Chaurdy as CJ in 2005 and moves on to imposition of emergency in 2007 and its after effects. Various snapshots and videos for each event in between these dates have been added.
Watch – Learn – Share !
President , Supreme Court Bar Association, Chaurdy Aitzaz Ahsan had filed his nomination papers to contest the upcoming elections from the platform of PPP. Few days back he sent a letter to the Bar Council outlining his strategy for the upcoming elections when being under house-arrest. In the letter he clearly mentioned a plan that in case major political parties do not boycott the elections, lawyers and others in support of independent judiciary should contest the elections. To make his point he stated that the aim is independent judiciary …
Meri Awaz Suno – video Presentation – [http://ale-xpressed.blogspot.com] from formanite10 on Vimeo.
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میری آواز سنو ؛ مجھے آزاد کرو
میری آواز سنو ؛ انصاف دو
آذاد کرو ؛ انصاف دو
کروں کیوں غلامی تیری
غلامی تیری کیوں ظالما
مانگوں نہ خدائی تیری
مانگوں میں تو حق ظالما
تیرے سنگ زمانہ سارا
خدا ہے میرے سنگ ظالما
Meri Awaz Suno (Junoon) – here, here and here
we are weary and tired
we are hungry and thirsty
we are sleepy and dizzy
we are determined
we are courageous
we are steadfast !
Its been 36 hours that we are here on the footpaths under open sky
Even the winter nights could not make us retreat
We wont give up, the hunger strike camp continues …
We demand our friends released !
The protesters who have been at the hunger strike camp since 11 AM, 8th December, 2007 have refused to shut down the camp under pressure of Police. The hunger strike at the foothpath of Lahore Press Club has attracted around a hundred students demanding the release of the detainees. Under the dark sky, waiting for the sun to rise, the protesters have decided to stay there through the night showing their seriousness to the cause, put pressure on the authorities and to show solidarity to …
Those arrested last night from Justice Siddiqui house were shifted overnight from Race Course Police Station to some unknown place and were presented at Cantt Katchehry this morning. MPO was slapped on them as a decission over there. Members of Students Action Committee, lawyers and members of civil society gathered at Camp Jail, Ferozpur road, Lahore at 1:00 PM to protest against the unjustified detention of 10 individuals. The crowd chanted the famous slogans which they have been slogannering in their previous protest. The emphasis was on ‘Hum Kya Chahtay …
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People in my social circle perceive me as an active political activist because of the emails/SMS I send and ofcourse this blog which has been quite active. Probably considering this, a colleague of mine dropped me an email a few days back.
Here goes his email :
Salam shah ji,
I hope you d enjoy reading the article below.
I already had glanced through this article and found it so stupid and fabricated that I could not resist the urge to close the browser window. This article has been quite talked-of at mailing …
Students of various educational institutes of Lahore have raised their voice against the rule of tyrant and injustice under the flag of SAC,Lahore twice in the current month. Continuing the totalitarian measures the state now attempts to curb the rising students voice from the platform of SAC,Lahore. When SAC, Lahore is preparing to protest for the third time today at Lahore Press Club at 3:00 PM today, the cops are busy in their mission-resist !
A few Luminitie friends reported, “Police is attempting to barricade students inside LUMS so that they …
Students Action Committee, Lahore calls for a protest against the imposition of emergency, independence of judiciary and media on December 4th, 2007 at Lahore Press Club at 3:00 PM. This is going to be third protest by SAC, Lahore after their tester protest at Davis Road and mass protest at Liberty both organized in the current month. Students from FAST, LUMS, NCA, PU, BNU, LGS, UET, UMT, GCU, FCC and other educational institutes are expected to attend the event. Here is the official flyer released by SAC,Lahore for this protest: