Dr. Arbab Khawar

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Arbab Khawar

Late Dr. Arbab Khawar

اعجاز منگي
اها وطن دوست انقلابي پارٽي پارٽي ڪٿي آهي؟
ڪٿي آهي، ان پارٽيءَ جو پرچم؟
جيڪو ڪفن بڻجي سگهي، سنڌ جي ان انقلابيءَ جو!
توڙي جو اڄ لاڙڪاڻي ۾ “ٻيڙيون ٻڌڻ وارن جي يونين” موجود ناهي پر هن جي وڇوڙي تي روهڙيءَ جي “لوڪوشيڊ” ۾ پراڻيون انجڻيون زنگيل ماٺ ۾ ماتم ڪري رهيون آهن.
آڻيو! ڪٿان ته آڻيو……!

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The last letter of Z. A. Bhutto from death cell to Benazir Bhutto

The last letter of Z. A. Bhutto from death cell to Benazir Bhutto

Excerpts from the last letter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from death cell to Benazir Bhutto quoted in Stanley Wolpert in his book ‘Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan’:

“The longer Martial Law remains the shorter will be the remaining life of Pakistan,” Zulfi wrote from his death cell. Sindh will say Khuda Hafiz [good-bye] before Baluchistan and NWFP. The Indians made two leaders select the Janata Prime Minister, one was Jai Prakash Narain and the other was a Sindhi, Acharya Kripalani. Also, [L. K.] Advani is very powerful. The dream of their life is to get back Sindh, the Sindh of Shah Latif and the Karachi Port, the exploited and “raped” Sindh, the Sindh of the Sufis. The Hindus of Sindh always considered “Sufism” to be a bridge between Hindus and Muslims … all these forces are . . . more active than ever before. . . . Pakistan is decomposing very fast. In Europe there was “Balkanization.” Here, there will be “Bangla-deshization.” The process is in motion. Thanks to Zia’s follies it has been accelerated. … If I am not a part of Pakistan, in that case Sindh is not a part of Pakistan. . . . [M]y roots in the soil of this land are very deep, much deeper than of those who came across the border due to disturbances or fear of disturbances. . . . My genesis to political fame is written in the stars. . . . The last days come for every actor on the stage. There is no exception to this immutable rule. There are no nightmares more dreadful than the last days of a usurper, of a man who stabs his own benefactor. Brutus did it to Caesar to prevent despotism. . . “Brutus is an honourable man and so are all of them! Yes, all of them are honourable men . . . the engines of oppression and symbols of ingratitude.” . . . For over a year and a half I have been in solitary confinement… I have not left the death cell to have a shaft of sunshine or the embrace of fresh air. … I am the Rana [lord] of Shah Latif. In that sense I am the Rana of not only Larkana but of the whole of Pakistan, and if no longer of the whole of Pakistan, certainly of Sindh…We are on a razor’s edge.

Courtesy: “Zulfi Bhtto of Pakistan” – by Stanley Wolpert
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Nabeela Shah Murder Case

Qadir Magsi, the main nominee of  Nabeela Shah murder case appeared in session court Khairpur for trial on Jan 9th, 2005. Latter the court adjourned till February 03, 2005.

Qadir Magsi, the main nominee of Nabeela Shah murder case appeared in session court Khairpur for trial on Jan 9th, 2005. Latter the court adjourned till February 03, 2005.

Nabeela’s Murder Confirmed

THATTO, March 21: The body of a Sindhi literary figure, Nabeela Shah (27), was identified by her relatives who visited Edhi centre and a police station here on Saturday. The victim had been missing since May 29, 1996, and her father, Syed Naseer Hussain Shah, at a recent news conference at Hyderabad Press Club, had alleged that Qadir Magsi, chairman of the Sindh Taraqqi Pasand Party, was involved in the affair. He had claimed that she had gone with Dr Magsi when he visited her home in Khairpur on May 28, 1996, and that her whereabouts were not known since then. Dr Magsi and other STPP leaders have rejected the allegation, saying the whole story had been concocted to sabotage the party’s long march, started on Saturday from Sukkur, and to defame the party chairman. On Saturday, Mr Shah and Ms Nabeela’s former husband Mukhtiar Malik, accompanied by some of their relatives, visited Thatto, home town of the STPP chief, after coming to know that the local Edhi centre and police station had been keeping record and belongings of an unidentified woman whose body had been recovered from Kalankot Sim Nali on June 20, 1996. The Edhi centre staff showed them a photograph of the woman’s body, and her relatives identified her as Nabeela Shah. Later, at the police station’s Malkhana, some of her belongings, including clothes and ornaments, were shown to the bereaved who recognized the same. The police and Edhi centre records showed that the woman had been strangulated at least seven days before the recovery of her body from the watercourse. The body remained at the mortuary of the Edhi centre for three days before it was buried as ‘unclaimed’ at the Moach Goth graveyard, on the outskirts of Karachi. Nabeela Shah was mother of two- a son and a daughter- and had obtained divorce from Mukhtiar Malik, a senior producer at the Radio Pakistan, Khairpur. Naseer Hussain Shah had been maintaining that Dr Magsi had exerted pressure on Mr Malik to divorce her after his daughter was ‘brainwashed’. She had become a devoted activist of the STPP and lived with Dr Magsi for long, Mr Shah had claimed. A leader of Sindhi Qaumi Sath, Hafeez Qureshi, and a number of newsmen were accompanying the bereaved during their visit to Thatto. They examined the postmortem report, prepared by Dr Noor Khoja and his staff at the Civil Hospital Maku. A couple of days ago Sindh High Court Chief Justice Wajeehuddin directed the SSPs of Hyderabad and Khairpur to help the woman’s father in lodging of an FIR. The directives were issued on a a petition filed by him with the SHC earlier. However, the bereaved have not yet lodged an FIR for the disappearance or murder of Nabeela Shah.

Nabeela Shah Murder case Trial
Qadir Magsi, the main nominee of Nabeela Shah murder case appeared here in session court Khairpur for trial on Jan 9th, 2005. Latter the court adjourned till February 03, 2005.

GEO (August 31, 2004) Iftikhar Ahmad interviewed Qadir Magsi in his Jawabdeh programme. He (Qadir Magsi) was upset about questions asked about Nabeela Shah, a worker of his party whose father had accused Magsi of having exploited her and killed her in 1996.

Courtesy: http://nabeelashahmurdercase.blogspot.ca/
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Imagining Lyari Through Akhtar Soomro

By Maniza Naqvi

“I’ve lived all my life in my old neighborhood of Lyari. My father was a mason and he died of lung-cancer when I was six years old. I still feel his presence and remember his gestures and his appearance with his beard and a black and white checkered scarf on his head— you know like a Palestinian- scarf on his head.” Akhtar Soomro narrates himself.

And through his photo journalism Akhtar Soomro challenges us to enter on journeys that make us confront the geography and calculus of our own reality and recognize and imagine other stories. Stories of people, who have been systematically humiliated and diminished: people, who have been marginalized; and criminalized by those who have amassed power by grabbing every resource and facility and service in Pakistan. These photographs, as stark evidence, let us enter their world of survival, of how despite it all, people cope, triumph, flourish, create and celebrate, kick and punch back. Occasionally he gives us glimpses into the pathology of those grabbers of power: glimpses of the glint in their eyes, of the cynical grin on their faces and of the instruments and weapons that they wield to maintain their supremacy. …

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On Pakistan Day, JSQM wants none of the celebrations

By Aftab Channa

KARACHI – As the nation was celebrating the Pakistan Day on Thursday to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940, thousands of marchers at the heart of city, the MA Jinnah Road, were ironically asking the UN and global powers to support their struggle for the independence of Sindh.

The participants of the Azadi March, organised by the nationalist party Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), also announced that they reject the Pakistan Resolution. …

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