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[30 Jun 2008 | No Comment | 311 views]

I posted the audio version and the lyrics of Sala Ek General a few weeks back here. I have been looking for the video release but could not find any. Yester-night, I found a couple of videos for this track, one of which I found very interesting, catchy and nicely composed. Enjoy the video !

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[29 Jun 2008 | 2 Comments | 332 views]

Checkout the advertising campaign for new and improved Asif Pan Masala, launched on 18th February 2008.

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[19 Jun 2008 | 3 Comments | 534 views]

Samad Khurram, Harvard student and an active SAC member refuses to receive award from US Ambassador in protest against killings of Pakistani people.

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[17 Jun 2008 | 2 Comments | 278 views]

I designed a placard for the Long March which got attention of many. The placard is lost, but the idea is preserved. Here is what it looked like:

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[12 Jun 2008 | No Comment | 240 views]

Photos:

I could not take better pictures for not getting any chance to have good enough space and for the reason that the cops were not allowing to move to a better place for shooting pictures.
View album here.
Videos:
Just gained an energy boost after having heavy meals and red bull. I present the exclusive videos of the CJP’s reception at Lahore. A historic event indeed. Please bear with the poor video quality and the moving frames – this was the best possible in such circumstances. I wish I had a HD camera.

Before …

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[12 Jun 2008 | 2 Comments | 262 views]

I just returned from the rally which started from the Lahore airport. We received the CJP around 5:45 PM and I remained in the rally that followed his car till 8:30 PM. When I left, the rally had hardly traveled 1 KM from the airport exit. Lahore is completely choked, it took me around two and a half hours to get back home when normally it takes just half an hour. The path I followed was completely opposite to the route of the rally and had nothing to do with …

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[10 Jun 2008 | No Comment | 290 views]

IJT a.k.a Jamiat, the student wing of JI, attacked the pro-Judiciary camp setup by SAC and FASTRising at Nasir bagh, Lahore for the promotion of the Long march. Detailed report available here.
The organizers of the camp were harassed, beaten up and forced to move away. The attackers torn off the posters and flex banenrs at the camp pressurizing those at the camp to leave immediately. Ahmed Saleemi, one of the SAC members was beaten up while I was forced to move away when I tried to reach the camp.

The camp …

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[8 Jun 2008 | No Comment | 238 views]

For those who want to join the students on the long March, here is the schedule which FASTRising and SAC will follow. The schedule is provisional, however.
12th June 9 – 11 AM :
- Check-in in front of Aitzaz’s House.
- Please eat a heavy breakfast as we have a long day ahead of us.
12th June 11 AM :
- Buses leave for High Court to join lawyers.
- CJ’s address at the High Court.
12th June 12 PM (estimate)
- Leave for Islamabad via GT Road
- SAC bus will follow CCP delegation.
12th June …

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[6 Jun 2008 | No Comment | 261 views]

Prominent Baloch leader, Akhter Mengal was recently released by the Government in an attempt to foster national harmony and to start a peace process in Baluchistan. Today, he spoke at his first public gathering at Khuzdar to a huge crowd. Video of the speech will be available later.
For now, here is a plan for yet another long march up and coming from Baluchistan. Fasten your seat belts !
Here is what the news-item says:
Akhtar Mengal vows to restart Lashkar-i-Balochistan long march
QUETTA, June 4 (APP) : Balochistan National Party-Mengal supremo, Sardar Akhtar …

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[4 Jun 2008 | No Comment | 206 views]

Lawyer’s Coordination Committee and Lahore Bar Association announced the schedule of the long march for the restoration of Judiciary.
June 5 : Joint rally from Aiwan-e-Adal, Lahore to Faisal Chowk
June 6: Joint protest rally by doctors, professionals, teachers/professors, students, civil society, lawyers, scholars and the political parties to start at Data Darbar after the Jumma prayers and head to Nasir Bagh, Lahore.
June 7: Caravan for Restoration of Judiciary, consisting of 40 cars will tour around the Lahore city for mobilization and awareness.
June 8: Protest for restoration of Judiciary by the civil …

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[3 Jun 2008 | 5 Comments | 550 views]

Hamaray chunay huay kutay hamee pe bhonktay hain
Hamaray rakhay huay kutay bhi hume he ka-tay hain

Hamari he botiyan apas me banttay hain

Kyon kay aik general…..sala aik genral
Download the audio here.
Complete lyrics are available here.

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[3 Jun 2008 | One Comment | 663 views]

DHR reports:
A seminar was arranged by JI, Lahore on1st of June 08 .More than six hundred people attended this event with zest and zeal.The speakers were Amirul Azeem president of JI Lahore, famous columnist Haroon Rasheed, member Pakistan Bar C Lahore Hafiz Abdur Rehman Ansari, Amina Masood Janjua, chairperson Defence of human rights ,and ameer of JI Pakistan Qazi Hussain Ahmad.

From Seminar for M…

Every one condemned the role of Agencies the way they are picking up innocent civilians and violate their basic human rights on behest of America. …

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[3 Jun 2008 | One Comment | 388 views]

I just received a report on the protest organized by the DHR for the missing persons in Islamabad. The email was sent by the DHR Office. I am putting up the report as it is:

DHR (Defence of Human Rights) Organized a protest on May 30th, 2008 under the leadership of Amina Janjua .It started 5.00 PM from Geo TV Building Islamabad and marched till ‘D’ chowk in front of the Presidency in Islamabad.There were hundreds of protesters belonging to various groups like political parties and different fractions of society joined …

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[30 May 2008 | One Comment | 209 views]

WHAT Promotional pro-judiciary camp
WHERE Press Club
WHEN May 31 – All-day event – 9 to 6 PM.
Activities on-site:
1. Stickering the numerous public transport (and any willing private) vehicles that pass by
2. Distributing flyers to commuters
3. Making a real noise with creative slogans
4. Mushaira / qawwaali
5. Registering people for the Long March
6. Planning future activities
The call is from YPL, IPSS & FASTRising.

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[30 May 2008 | 2 Comments | 377 views]

The government of Pakistan shelved the controversial Kalabagh Dam project on May 27, 2008. Three provinces of Pakistan, other than Punjab, had strong reservations over the project. Musharraf, during his times announced to build the dam despite those reservations but could not. This was probably the first good move by the newly formed Government. Soon, after this news break out, it was heard that the PTI and JI held a demonstration / protest rally against this decision of the government. This was quite surprising as PTI has been saying …

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