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CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS OF PAKISTANI MINORITIES

10 years ago the world’s leading Christian Organizations signed and presented the UN Commission of Human Rights  joint statement.   This is worth reading.   We – the Pakistanis who have kept our faith in Jinnah’s Pakistan-  endorse this statement.   We hope that the Government of Pakistan- democratic and constitutional- will now move decisively to undo this horrible horrible legacy from Zia’s years. -YLH Continue reading

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Pakistan Sets Tree-Planting World Record

_46068611_treeplantNow here is something else to be proud about our Republic.   We’ve set the all time record for tree planting in the world.  My appeal to everyone reading this is to plant atleast 10 trees this year.  Remember we have a very bad de-forestation problem in Pakistan and must work on all fronts to leave a Pakistan that is  worth having for our children and our children’s children.  From the BBC:

A team of volunteers in Pakistan has set a new world record by planting more than half a million trees in one day.

Guinness World Records confirmed that 541,176 trees had been planted in the southern province of Sindh on 15 July.

Some 300 volunteers, working in groups, planted mangrove saplings in the 750 acres of the Indus river delta region. Continue reading

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Pakistan’s Swat Nightmare

By Simon Tisdall 

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Rather than endlessly engage in inconclusive, on-off guerrilla warfare with Taliban insurgents, Pakistan’s security forces cut a deal. The Islamists would have de facto local administrative control, including implementation of sharia law. In return, they would accept federal government authority, stop fighting, and lay down their arms. Continue reading

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Confronting the Taliban

JUST LAW AND RELIGION

By Michael Kessler

President Obama heralded an encouraging new tone when he told Turkey’s Parliament on Monday that the United States “is not and will never be at war with Islam…America’s relationship with the Muslim community, the Muslim world, cannot and will not just be based upon opposition to terrorism…We seek broader engagement based upon mutual interest and mutual respect.” Continue reading

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