Page 1


Published Monthly in Chicago, USA and distributed simultaneously to major cities of USA, Canada, UK and Pakistan

Published by Bridge Publications USA, Inc Publisher Jawaid Riaz

7331 N Kolmar Ave Suite G, Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712 Ph # 773 828 5126 cell # 973 517 5586 E:Mail: info@bridgepublicationsusa.com


Contents 4.

5.

Nelson Mandela laid to relaxation in indigenous city

Pakistan, Turkey to boost cooperation

10. 2013 events Anniversary 12. First of Bridge Mag MQM welcomes 14. SHC verdict on

6 7

SLGA

17. Situationer: For Musharraf,

8

reality sinks in

Hussain 18. Altaf demands

separate province for Urdu speakers again

Pakistanis 19. welcome

15

new year with fireworks, aerial fire & dancing

22.Health Fashion

Horoscope

20

21

EDITORIAL BOARD Jawaid Riaz, Editor Armughan Asar, Queens, NY Mashood Ahsan, Saint Louis, MO Najeeb Ali Kidwai, Canada Rashid khan, Springfield, MA Shahid Alam, Dallas, TX Shahid Khan, London, UK Suhail Ahmed, Houston, TX Zafar Khursheed, Denville, NJ Zulikha Wahid Washington, DC

Editorial

The history of PPP is blown up with terrible incidents

The history of PPP is riddled with terrible incidents. All of them stand proof of the strong courage and unshakable faith of the mission of the PPP. The legacy of the Bhuttos is getting brighter and brighter, despite the five year term of the PPP led government has come to a natural end after a long history of the military and civilian coups.

After the judicial murder of Z.A. Bhutto, the first elected prime minister of Pakistan, the Bhuttos come in to politics to save the PPP, a party who was the symbol of courage and symbolized itself as a Godfather of the poor masses of the country. PPP also bore the heavy loss of the two sons of Z.A. Bhutto and finally his eldest daughter, Benazir Bhutto, who was herself a symbol of courage and hope for the poor and underprivileged. Her murder, a brutal incident, took place on December 27, 2007. A day forever marked in the history of Pakistan as the day when the Daughter of the East, the brave Benazir Bhutto was assassinated at the fateful Liaquat Bagh of Rawalpindi. The grief of her assassination will never subside and the generations to come will feel the agony of her departure. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto desired to see her dream of enlightenment, prosperity, peace and tranquility, not only in Pakistan, not only in region but across the whole world. She returned to Pakistan with an extended programme and with the reconciliation policy, which the former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari had forwarded ahead in letter and spirit and the Pakistan People’s Party is fully adherent to that policy of reconciliation. She was a big obstruction in the way of frustrated elements and she was fully aware of threat to her life. She declared, “The country is widespread with threats and I have also been receiving threats to my life. I am not afraid of such cowardly threats. I have ignored all the threats to my life for the sake of my country and my people.” In my opinion the matter of fact was that the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto had a mission ahead to protect democracy in Pakistan and protect the entire world form the to-be imposed war that the controlling circles of the non-Muslim world and the extremist groups from the Islamic world had waged against the peace and people of the world. She was fully convinced that it was the poverty, lack of education and inequality that paved ways for terrorism and extremism and even dictatorship. It was, she believed and worked with sincerity that the internal tribal disputes in the Muslim world should be put to an end and should be replaced by stronger political and economic reforms, which should be allowed to go ahead. However, it is very unfortunate to see that the present Pakistan Muslim League-N Government is working in opposition to that policy of reconciliation and if they continue, severe damage would be inflicted on to the country. The democracy could be jeopardized as there were forces that wanted to derail democracy could achieve their goals. Thus, the ambitions of the enemies of peace could succeed in waging a war. Any attempt by the civilian leader could attract some Army Generals to enter again into the adventure and the extremist groups could regain power. Now finally PPP leadership had decided that Bilawal will contest elections for NA-204 from Larkana. The NA-204 constituency has symbolic importance because former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and late Nusrat Bhutto had been contesting and winning elections from this constituency. The important point I am making here that the five graves of Ghari Khuda Bux are looking towards the people of Pakistan and raising the question of what has come from the sacrifice of their precious lives? The answer is simple the leadership of the PPP should stop confrontation policies and pursue reconciliation policies, which is best in the interest of the party and for growing of democracy. Now if Fatima Bhutto, daughter of late Mir Murtaza Bhutto, has started mulling to contest against Bilawal Bhutto Zardari from NA-204, would be a big challenge? A challenge for the people of Sindh that, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari contesting against Fatima Bhutto? By Jawaid Riaz

PUBLICATION COMMITTEE Abid Ali Syed Andleeb Jawaid Baseer Naveed Madah Jawaid Dr.Naseem Shekhani Dr.Naveen Aman Dr. Tanveer Imam Tariq Khawaja

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT FROM PAKISTAN Syed Tariq Abrar

For Advertisement Reports, Features, Community Events Please Call Jawaid Riaz @ 773 828 5126 Cell 973 517 5586 E:Mail: info@bridgepublicationsusa.com

ADVISORY BOARD Abdul Aziz Memmon, Karachi, Pakistan Abdul Waheed Jamal, Karachi, Pakistan Dr. Azfar Malik, St. Louis, MO Ghulam Mustafa Majeed, Bahrain Dr. Hadi Zadi, St. Louis, MO Hassan Mahmood Jafri, Karachi, Pakistan Mark Asim, New York City, NY Mubbashir Aslam, Canada Dr. Naseem Shekhani, St. Louis, MO Dr. Naveen Aman, Chicago, IL Syed Ashiq Raza, Karachi, Pakistan Syed Mazhar Alam, Naperville, IL Tariq Khawaja Dr. Tausif Ahmed Khan, Karachi, Pakistan Art Director : Syed Tariq Abrar ( Pakistan ) Design by : Seema Niazi (Pakistan) 011 + 92 + 333 3270755


4

December - 2013

NEWS

Nelson Mandela laid to relaxation in indigenous city No one is born hating another person because of he color of his skin or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Nelson Mandela LOng Walk to Freedom

J

O H A N N E S B U R G : N e l s o n memoration for its late chief Mandela on Sunday laid to commenced with his coffin rest in a loved ones plot, after taken on a gun carriage from M political and spiritual leaders Mandela’s property to the huge paid tribute to South Africa’s 1st marquee. black president at a point out Associates of the loved ones funeral support. experienced attended an right Some 4,500 people – such as away vigil, where a traditional overseas dignitaries – attended praise singer is believed to have the services at Mr Mandela’s chanted details of his prolonged ancestral property of Qunu. A journey and life. near good friend, Ahmed Kathrada, instructed mourners he Within the marquee, Nelson had dropped an “elder brother” Mandela’s portrait stood guidwho was with him for many a ing 95 candles, representing 1 long time in jail on Robben is- for each and every yr of his lifestyle. land. Mandela died on five December His casket, draped in the South African flag, was positioned beaged 95. neath a lectern in which speakHis casket was carried by the ers paid their tributes. armed forces, accompanied by household and pals, from Some attendees sang and a specifically-erected marquee danced to celebrate Mandela’s lifestyle as the support started. up a hill to the graveside. The household experienced Soon after the nationwide anquestioned for only a few hun- them, Nkosi Sikelel’I Africa dred friends to be existing for (God Bless Africa) was sung, the conventional Xhosa burial, the services listened to from a unlike the a lot bigger-scale, household spokesman, Main Ngangomhlaba Matanzima, televised support. who thanked the army healthSouth Africa’s air drive staged care team that had handled Mr a fly-earlier of the gravesite as Mandela prior to he died.. “A the coffin was lowered into the fantastic tree has fallen, he is grave. now going residence to relaxation with his forefathers. We The last working day of South thank them for lending us these Africa’s 10-working day com- kinds of an icon.”

Kathrada’s voice filled with emotion as he spoke of the trouble of recent months and of how he had held his friend’s hand the very last time he saw him in medical center. “Farewell my pricey brother, my mentor, my chief,” he mentioned. Two grandchildren then tackled the congregation. Ndaba who read an obituary, and Nandi, who spoke fondly of her grandfather as a disciplinarian. “We shall skip you… your stern voice when you are not pleased with our conduct. We shall miss out on your laughter.”

Up coming month’s peace conference only feasible opportunity to stop Syrian conflict: Pakistan

N

EW YORK: Pakistan has explained following month’s intercontinental peace conference for Syria is the only practical opportunity of ending the lethal three-12 months-aged conflict.

Ambassador Masood Khan advised the UN Safety Council that a dialogue on ceasefire‚ a wide arrangement and peace have to start off to ensure peace in that country.

Listening to the tributes ended up Graca Machel, his widow, and his second wife, WinnieMadikizela Mandela, who sat possibly side of President Jacob He said it is now vital to ensure Zuma. that the sides finalize the listing The two women were praised of their reps and participate in for their really like and toler- the convention without pre-cirance, in an deal with by Malawi’s cumstances. President Joyce Banda. GrandMasood Khan named for enerson Ndaba Mandela reads an gizing the Security Council and obituary. the diplomatic Quartet‚ Russia‚ the United States‚ the UnitAfrican Nationwide Congress users, veterans of the combat in ed Nations and the European opposition to apartheid and in- Union‚ to forestall the chance of ternational dignitaries – which a breakdown. includes a number of African He regretted Israel’s announcepresidents, the Prince of Wales ment about progression of the – are amongst the guests. design of another 8 hundred Archbishop Desmond Tutu – a settlement models in occupied long-time friend of Nelson East-Jerusalem. Mandela – is there, having be- Masood Khan explained a fore said he had cancelled his 1-Condition fact is in no one’s flight as he experienced not re- interest. He explained the only ceived an invitation. US discuss practical and sustainable anpresent host Oprah Winfrey is swer lies in the establishment also existing. Whilst the services of an unbiased and contiguous took location, a 21-gun salute State of Palestine‚ based mostly sounded considerably away in on 1967 borders‚ with Al-Quds Pretoria. Al-Sharif as its funds.


5

December - 2013

Pakistan, Turkey

NEWS

to boost cooperation

the confidence that interactions of today would further intensify cooperative partnership between the two countries.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey on Tuesday agreed to conclude the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) in the first quarter of the next year to promote bilateral trade.

Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “We are attaching great significance to bilateral visits in order to enhance cooperation in different fields. Our political relations with Pakistan are gaining strength to achieve the desired objectives. We want to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in areas of aviation‚ railways and maritime. We plan to open a new consulate in Lahore. These steps will help cement our relations in future,” he maintained.

The understanding came in a meeting between Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Turkish counterpart Re- Later, Pakistan and Turkey cep Tayyip Erdogan at the Prime signed two MoUs in Islamabad for cooperation in sports and Minister’s House. for coping with natural disasLater, in a joint press confer- ters. Both the prime ministers ence with his Turkish coun- witnessed the signing cereterpart‚ Prime Minister Nawaz mony.Meanwhile, Pakistan and Sharif expressed the confidence Turkey on Tuesday expressed that this economic framework their resolve to comprehensivewould significantly contribute ly upgrade their bilateral relatowards facilitating trade be- tions across all areas of mutual tween the two countries. interest with focus on economic and commercial aspects. He said both the sides had agreed to intensify cooperation A joint statement issued at the in energy‚ trade‚ urban and in- conclusion of the visit of the frastructure development and Turkish Prime Minister Recep housing. He said the strong Tayyip Erdogan said the two business delegation accompa- sides desired to enhance conying Prime Minister Erdogan operation in social sectors, estestified to the confidence that pecially culture‚ education and Turkish companies had in busi- tourism. ness opportunities in Pakistan. They noted that improved co“We have just concluded a com- operation in the social sector prehensive review of our bilat- will also serve as a vehicle for eral relations as well as regional greater people-to-people relaand international issues of mu- tions between the two countries. tual concern.”He said their dis- Both sides agreed to maintain cussions were marked by una- active political consultative pronimity of views on all issues. cess as well as regular exchange He said the two sides had also of high-level visits alongside signed a number of MoUs which visits of parliamentarians‚ busiinclude making the Islamabad- nessmen‚ civil society and meTehran-Istanbul ECO container dia representatives. train operative. He said regular operations of the train will har- Pakistan and Turkey will faciliness greater economic integra- tate investments by the private tion between the region and sector in both countries. Pakibeyond. The premier expressed stan will especially encourage

the Turkish private sector for investments in key sectors of energy‚ especially coal‚ hydroelectric and wind‚ infrastructure including motorways‚ roads and airports‚ low-cost housing and urban development and municipal services like public transport and solid waste management. They will encourage their respective state and private banks to open branches in Pakistan and Turkey. They will also ensure regular operations of the IstanbulIslamabad container train for enhanced on-land connectivity between the two countries. The leadership of the two countries agreed to strengthen the existing cooperation and partnership in security and counterterrorism related issues. Pakistan and Turkey will further deepen their defence cooperation by exploring the possibility of joint defence production and allied research and development. They also resolved to learn from each other’s best practices in skill development and vocational training programs. Both sides will also enhance cooperation between educational institutions and increase the number of scholarships to stu-

dents to pursue undergraduate‚ graduate and post-graduate level studies in both countries in the fields of engineering‚ technology‚ medicine and management sciences. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Turkey, which the latter accepted. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan also called on President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House on Tuesday. The president also hosted a lunch in the honour of the visiting dignitary. Later, Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius Dr. Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun also called on President Mamnoon Hussain.Talking to Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun, the president said Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Mauritius and desired further progress in the bilateral relations. He also offered assistance to Mauritius for technical training and education in diverse fields including medical‚ engineering‚ pharmacy‚ dentistry‚ banking and diplomacy. Dr. Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun said Mauritius highly valued its relations with Pakistan and was keen to explore ways and means to enhance bilateral trade and commercial ties.

Pakistan, Turkey

to enhance cooperation against terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey Tuesday resolved to increase bilateral cooperation against terrorism and organised crime, besides consulting each other bilaterally as well as multilaterally to promote regional peace and security.

According to a joint statement issued by the ministry of foreign affairs following the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Pakistan, both the countries also expressed their desire to enhance cooperation in social sectors especially culture, education and tourism.

The Turkish premier had a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain besides delegation level talks. continued....


6

December - 2013

NEWS alongside visits of parliamentarians, businessmen, civil society and media representatives.

Nation celebrates

The two sides also agreed on the follow up implementation of decisions taken at the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council Forum and conclude Pakistan-Turkey Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) by the first half of 2014.

137 birth anniversary

The two prime ministers exchanged views across the whole gamut of bilateral, regional and international issues and expressed their satisfaction on the progress in strategic partnership.

Both the sides also resolved to facilitate investments by the private sector in both countries. Pakistan would especially encourage Turkish private sector for investments in the key sectors of energy, especially coal, They reaffirmed their abiding hydroelectric and wind, infracommitment for the socio- structure including motorways, economic development of the roads and airports, low-cost people and to follow policies housing and urban developthat bring improvement in the ment and municipal services quality of people’s lives and like public transport and solid prosperity to their respective waste management. countries. It was also agreed to encourThey pledged to intensify cooperation in energy, trade, urban development, infrastructure and housing sectors besides inking agreement to operationalise the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul ECO Container Train.

age respective state and private banks to open branches in Pakistan and Turkey, besides ensure regular operations of IstanbulIslamabad Container train for enhanced on-land connectivity between Pakistan and Turkey

Further deepening of defence cooperation through exploring the possibility of joint defence production and allied research “We have just concluded a com- and development was also reprehensive review of our bilat- solved. eral relations as well as regional and international issues of mu- The two sides also vowed to tual concern. Our discussions enhance cooperation between were marked by unanimity of educational institutions of the views on all issues,” said PM two countries and increase the number of students’ scholarSharif. ships and promote cooperation The two sides also expressed in fields of tourism and presertheir desire to enhance cooper- vation and restoration of hisation in social sectors especially torical and archaeological sites. culture, education and tourism. Improved cooperation in social Prime Minister Erdogan also insector fields will also serve as vited PM Sharif to visit Turkey a vehicle for greater people to which the latter accepted. people relations between the On the first leg of his tour on two countries. Monday, the Turkish PM visited During the visit, three MoUs Lahore where he addressed a and one Cooperation Protocol Business Forum attended by were signed between Pakistan leading business community and Turkey. from Turkey and all across Pakistan. The two prime ministers termed it a “comprehensive review” of bilateral relations.

Pakistan and Turkey agreed to maintain active political consultative process as well as regular exchange of high level visits

Quaid-e-Azam’s

faith and discipline. The government has announced a public holiday on Wednesday.

Various cultural organizations and educational institutions have chalked out different programmes to highlight the life and political achievements of the great leader. Various cultural organizations and educational institutions have chalked out different pro137th birthday of the founder of grammes to highlight the life Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muham- and political achievements of mad Ali Jinnah was celebrated the great leader. throughout the country on In a massage issued on the eve Wednesday. of 137th birthday of the father of A change of guard ceremony nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohamwas held at Mazar-e-Quaid in mad Ali Jinnah, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said Karachi this morning. that Quaid-e-Azam MohamA smartly turned out contingent mad Ali Jinnah made history by of Pakistan Military Academy carving out a new state by the Kakool took guard responsibili- strength of his wisdom, steadties at the Mazar from Pakistan fastness, righteousness and Air Force cadets. statesmanship. Commandant of the Academy‚ Major General Nazir Ahmad Butt inspected the guard‚ offered Fateh and laid a wreath at the Mazar.

“The great Quaid envisioned Pakistan to be an independent homeland for the Muslims of subcontinent where they could live their lives according to their religious and cultural beliefs,” Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Nawaz added. Ali Shah also visited the mauso- The PM reminded that Quaid leum of Quaid-e-Azam Muham- envisioned Pakistan to be counmad Ali Jinnah. They offered try where democracy, the rule fateha and placed floral wreath of law and respect for human at the Mazar. rights will hold sway, adding Talking to the media on the occasion‚ Governor Sindh said that the only way to get rid of crises is to follow the teachings of Quaid-e-Azam.

his dream of Pakistan was of a country where there would be no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or religion and where all citizens would enjoy equal rights, he added.

Chief Minister said democratic institutions are strong and hu- “On this auspicious day, we man rights being observed in should pledge and resolve to work whole-heartedly and dedithe country. catedly to build a strong and Qur’an Khwani was held at the prosperous Pakistan,” the PM Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi and urged. a change of Guard’s ceremony will also be held at the Mazar- Prime Minister said that patriotism, dedicated work and selfe-Quaid. The same evening, Prime Minless service for the greater glory ister Nawaz Sharif hosted a re- A number of programmes have of Pakistan could be the most ception for the visiting premier been chalked out to highlight befitting tribute to the memory and his delegation. the guiding principles of unity‚ of Quaid-e-Azam.


7

December - 2013

NEWS Expo-2020. The Turkish envoy, just before the voting, showed the letter of Foreign Ministry of Pakistan for supporting Turkey while the UAE envoy showed the letter written by Makhdoom Amin Fahim.

Expo-2020: Pakistan’s voting for Turkey annoys UAE

sential that they remain in conformity with the set approach of the foreign policy. The FO did evaluate the outcome of the whole exercise when the results became public and it was decided that in future such Pakistan thus faced an embar- decisions should be made afrassing situation when assur- ter careful consideration, the ance of its support was avail- sources maintained. able for one slot to two different Pakistani community residing in countries in the contest. Pakistan ultimately voted for Turkey much to the annoyance of the UAE delegate.

Pakistan Chief Justice

Turkey after its defeat in the initial round opted to withdraw from the contest and the UAE was confronting Brazil and Russian Federation, which designated Sao Paulo and Ekaterinburg as rendezvous for the Expo respectively.

Iftikhar haudhry steps down after longest term in country’s history I

Brazil opted to quit in the second round while Russia was voted out in the third and final round creating room for the SLAMABAD: The Foreign Of- UAE’s victory. The counting took fice (FO) appears to have place on November 27 and the failed in justifying its earlier vote announcement came in same for Turkey for hosting the Expo- evening, which was celebrated SLAMABAD: Pakistan’s asser2020 instead of the United Arab throughout the UAE. Pakistan under the fresh instructions of tive and controversial Chief Emirates (UAE). Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry today Well-placed sources in the voted for the UAE in the last bid farewell to his office after FO claimed Turkey had ap- two rounds. the longest term at the helm of proached the Pakistan People’s the Supreme Court in the counParty (PPP) government in UAE is one of the biggest in- try’s history. March 2011 for supporting its vestors in Pakistan and has the bid for Expo-2020 in Izmir. The second largest concentration of A meeting of the full court was Foreign Office on the instruc- overseas Pakistanis. It has been held in honour of the 65-yeartions of the then prime minister generous in its assistance for old Chief Justice, who retired had assured Turkey of Pakistan’s the calamity-affected people in after serving in the post for over six years.Speaking on the occasupport. The UAE entered the Pakistan. sion, Chaudhry said democracy race later in the same year and The FO is of the view that it was a is not possible without indedesignated Dubai for holding difficult decision for Islamabad. pendent and transparent electhe event. The previous government had tions. The judiciary worked hard Immediately after the an- already given its commitment for democracy and the apex nouncement, the UAE initiated and it was difficult to change it. court played its role in holding its worldwide campaign for polls to local bodies, he said. winning support. It approached Pakistan also enjoys cordial relaPakistan for the purpose but tions with Brazil and Russia but In an apparent reference to the the government here told the due to its peculiarity of ties with disqualification of lawmakers UAE representatives that Paki- the UAE, the government opted with fake degrees, he said it was stan has already announced to vote for the UAE ignoring the now not possible for anyone to support for Turkey and that it request by other contenders. lie about their educational dewould be difficult for Islamabad Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al- grees and assets. Nahyan, foreign minister of the to change its mind. UAE, later thanked Pakistan for However, Chaudhry said it seemed the executive was But the then federal minis- its support in the later rounds. powerless to eliminate corrupter for commerce Makhdoom tion. He also hailed the media’s The Foreign Office says such Amin Fahim is said to have assured the UAE emissary of sup- decisions are made at the high- role in the movement to restore port of his government for the est political level and it isn’t es- judges deposed in 2007 by for-

I

the UAE was surprised to know that Pakistan had not voted for the UAE to host the Expo, according to a Gulf newspaper. Some Pakistanis have tried for the UAE to be voted the host. Pakistani owners of hotels in Dubai hope that the Expo will bring with it a flood of jobs that would benefit not only the UAE but also Pakistan.

mer military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

Chaudhry’s retirement ended an era of aggressive judicial activism that even led to the resignation of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was forced to quit after he refused to act on the Supreme Court’s orders to reopen graft charges against then President Asif Ali Zardari. The top judge was credited with making the judiciary a strong pillar and he was feared by politicians and bureaucrats. Chaudhry built a reputation for himself through direct confrontation with the civilian government and the powerful military. He believes his legacy will continue even after he departs from the Supreme Court. Born in Quetta on December 12, 1948, Chaudhry is the longest serving Chief Justice in Pakistan’s history. He was appointed in June 2005 but remained dysfunctional from November 2007 to March 2009.


8

December - 2013

NEWS

On Benazir Bhutto’s sixth death anniversary

once again, she was forced to leave her homeland. For nine years, she and her children lived in exile in London, where she continued to advocate the restoration of democracy in Pakistan. In the autumn of 2007, in the face of death threats from The public response to her reradical Islamists, and the hostilturn was tumultuous, and she publicly called for the resig- ity of the government, she renation of Zia Ul Haq, whose turned to her native country. government had executed her Although she was greeted by father. enthusiastic crowds, within She was elected co-chairwom- hours of her arrival, her motoran of the Pakistan People’s cade was attacked by a suicide Party (PPP) along with her bomber. She survived this first mother, and when free elec- assassination attempt, although tions were finally held in 1988, more than 100 bystanders died she herself became Prime in the attack. With national Minister. At 35, she was one of elections scheduled for Januthe youngest chief executives in the world, and the first woman to serve as prime minister in an Islamic country.

Benazir Bhutto’s real legacy

Benazir Bhutto was the first lady to rule any muslim country in this world. She was also one of the most influential leaders of south asia. Benazir Bhutto was born in Karachi, Pakistan to a prominent political family. At age 16 she left her homeland to study at Harvard’s Radcliffe College. After completing her undergraduate degree at Radcliffe she studied at England’s Oxford University, where she was awarded a second degree in 1977. Later that year she returned to Pakistan where her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, had been elected prime minister, but days after her arrival, the military seized power and her father was imprisoned. In 1979 he was hanged by the military government of General Zia Ul Haq. Bhutto herself was also arrested many times over the following years, and was detained for three years before being permitted to leave the country in 1984. She settled in London, but along with her two brothers, she founded an underground organization to resist the military dictatorship. When her brother died in 1985, she returned to Pakistan for his burial, and was again arrested for participating in anti-government rallies. She returned to London after her release, and martial law was lifted in Pakistan at the end of the year. Anti-Zia demonstrations resumed and Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan in April 1986.

Only two years into her first term, President Ghulam Ishaq Khan dismissed Bhutto from office. She initiated an anti-corruption campaign, and in 1993 was reelected as Prime Minister. While in office, she brought electricity to the countryside and built schools all over the country. She made hunger, housing and health care her top priorities, and looked forward to continuing to modernize Pakistan. At the same time, Bhutto faced constant opposition from the Islamic fundamentalist movement. Her brother Mir Murtaza, who had been estranged from Benazir since their father’s death, returned from abroad and leveled charges of corruption at Benazir’s husband, Asif Ali Zardari. Mir Murtaza died when his bodyguard became involved in a gunfight with police in Karachi. The Pakistani public was shocked by this turn of events and PPP supporters were divided over the charges against Zardari. In 1996 President Leghari of Pakistan dismissed Benazir Bhutto from office, alleging mismanagement, and dissolved the National Assembly. A Bhutto reelection bid failed in 1997, and the next elected government, headed by the more conservative Nawaz Sharif, was overthrown by the military. Bhutto’s husband was imprisoned, and

ary 2008, her Pakistan People’s Party was poised for a victory that would make Bhutto prime minister once again. Only a few weeks before the election, the extremists struck again. After a campaign rally in Rawalpindi, a gunman fired at her car before detonating a bomb, killing himself and more than 20 bystanders. Bhutto was rushed to the hospital, but soon succumbed to injuries suffered in the attack. In the wake of her death, rioting erupted throughout the country. The loss of the country’s most popular democratic leader has plunged Pakistan into turmoil, intensifying the dangerous instability of a nuclear-armed nation in a highly volatile region.

All three children of Benazir Bhutto to enter active politics before next elections : Bravest politician in Pakistan

GARHI KHUDA BUKHSH: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patronin-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday announced his two sisters would follow him into politics before the next general elections.

“All children of Benazir Bhutto will start taking part in active politics before the next elections,” Bilawal told a huge public meeting on the sixth death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir he would himself commend the act. Bhutto. He asked people to support him and his sisters, Bakhtawar and Aseefa, who attended the rally along with their father, former president Asif Ali Zardari. Calling terrorists “wild animals” who are “thirsty for human blood”, the PPP leader said that his party would stand against terrorism.

“If the arrow [electoral symbol of PPP] and lion [electoral symbol of ruling PML-N] jointly hunt the animals [terrorists], they could save the country from monsters.” Bilawal said he would launch a jihad against terrorists because elimination of terrorists is “the only way to restore peace in Pakistan”. Criticising the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Bilawal said the terrorist outfit killed Benazir and many other innocent people.

“They carry out attacks in mosques and kill innocent people in the name of Islam... they are not humans,” he said. Accepting that the path he has Bilawal also demanded that the chosen was full of dangers, BiPunjab government launch a lawal, in an obvious reference crackdown on the militants’ safe to the tombs of his mother and grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, havens in the province. said his destiny was “martyrdom He said that if the government and Garhi Khuda Bukhsh”. succeeded in resisting terrorists from getting shelter in Punjab, “I am not afraid. Martyrdom is

continued....


9

December - 2013

NEWS

my destiny and Garhi Khuda sue of terrorism in the country. Bukhsh is my final resting place,” “Friends of terrorists are traitors,” he added. he chanted. “Only by eradicating terrorism from society, Pakistan can become prosperous and peaceful,” he said, adding that the Pakistan People’s Party was standing in According to Bilawal, peace front of terrorists and blocking talks with the Taliban could not their way. be held. On behalf of his party, he suggested very strict condi- Praising the public for strengthtions for dialogue, if any, with ening democracy in the May 11 proscribed TTP. They include elections, he said people took surrendering arms, blood mon- revenge of his mother’s assassiey for victims of terrorist at- nation by supporting the demotacks and respect for minorities cratic forces. among others. “We all should congratulate former president Zardari who had Bilawal also slammed PTI Chair- spent 11 years in jail in support man Imran Khan, saying that of democracy,” he said. terrorism would not end even if drone strikes are ended. The PPP was heavily defeated in May’s general election after five Rejecting the link between years in government, following growing extremism and drone a lacklustre campaign marred by strikes, Bilawal said Pakistan was Taliban violence. a victim of terrorism even before the drone campaign started Commenting on PPP’s perforand that terrorist attacks would mance in the general elections, continue even if the campaign Bilawal blamed the ‘Punjabi Esends. He did, however, express tablishment’ and judiciary for his confidence in the Pakistan Army’s party’s defeat in the May 11 geneventual victory over the terrorists. eral elections. He also criticised the TTP’s war against non-Muslims and said Islam teaches respect for all religions.

“Pakistan was a victim of terrorism even before the drone campaign started... terrorist attacks will continue even if the campaign ends,” he said, and claimed his party had halted the “tsunami” of Imran Khan at the Punjab border.

Certain elements in the establishment and judiciary did not want the PPP to come to power, he said.

“Buzdil Khan has stopped NATO supplies to mourn Hakeemullah Mehsud’s killing,” he said. Assailing ideology of Imran Khan’s PTI, Bilawal said the complicated issue of terrorism and extremism was not going to get resolved through sit-ins and long marches. “It’s not a kids’ game of cricket which can be resolved through a magic bat,” he said in an obvious reference to Imran Khan.

Bilawal announced that he would stand by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif if any attempt was made to derail democracy.

“Former president Asif Ali Zardari did what everyone thought was impossible and he ensured the smooth transition of power from “Tsunami cannot be brought by one democratic government to pouring water in four lotas,” he another,” said Bilawal. added. The PPP leader said that at the Calling Imran Khan “Buzdil time of martyrdom of Benazir Khan”, the PPP leader said the Bhutto, Pakistan was at the brink PTI had blocked NATO supply of collapse but Asif Ali Zardari line to protest the killing of slain raised the slogan of “Pakistan TTP chief Hakeemullah Mehsud. Khapay”.

He also ruled out the notion that the PPP had changed, saying that traditions do not change. “People’s Party is passion...,” he added.

Bilawal along with his sister Bakhtawar also visited the mausoleum of martyrs of the Bhutto family. They laid a floral wreath He said it would take several at the grave of Benazir Bhutto generations to resolve the is- and offered Fateha.


10

December - 2013

2 0 1 3 By S.Tariq abrar

E V E N T S

General Elections 2013

N

awaz Sharif is elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan, following the Pakistan Muslim League (N)’s victory in the 2013 general election.

Mamnoon Hussain

w

as elected as president in 2013 Presidential election.

NEWS

Asif Ali Zardari Malala Yousafzai Pervez Musharraf to face treason trial

C

urrent co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party.

He served as the 11th President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013. He is the first ever democratically elected president of Pakistan to have successfully completed his five year tenure. He received the Guard of honour wile leaving the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

China given contract to operate Gwadar port

N

obel Peace Prize nominee, March 2013. One of Time’s “100 Most Influential People In The World”, April 2013. 2013, International Prize for Equality and Non-Discrimination.

Twin church blasts claim 80 lives in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Twin explosions at All Saint’s Church in Peshawar’s Kohati gate area killed 80 people and Under the contract, the wounded over 100 others . port which will remain the property of Pakistan will be operated by the staterun Chinese firm — China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC). Earlier, the contract was given to the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA). President Zardari praised the award of the contract to China as an auspicious development in Pakistan- Hakimullah Mehsud, chief China relations and ex- of the Tehrik-i-Taliban pressed the hope that it Pakistan (TTP), was killed would create new eco- in a US drone strike in the nomic opportunities for North Waziristan tribal rePakistan and Balochistan. gion on 1 November 2013.

Hakimullah Mehsud killed in drone attack

Musharraf, a former army chief, would be the first military ruler tried for treason in a country that has experienced three military coups in its 66-year history. He could face the death penalty or life in prison if he is convicted of treason, but some question whether the country’s powerful army actually will let that happen. Musharraf has maintained his innocence.

Pakistani cricket team in India in 2012–13

The Pakistan cricket team toured India from 25 December 2012 to 6 January 2013. The tour consisted of three One Day International, and two Twenty20 International matches. This was Pakistan’s first cricket tour of India in five years. The Twenty20 series was drawn 1-1, Pakistan won the ODI series 2-1. This was Pakistan’s first win over India in a series since 2005.


11

December - 2013

Qazi Hussain Ahmad

H

e served Jamaate-Islami as Secretary and then Ameer of K h y b e r- Pa k h t u n k h w a province. He was raised to the office of Secretary General, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 1978 and after elected as Ameer (Chief) of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 1987, continued to serve in that capacity, getting re-elected four more times (1992, 1994, 1999, 2003). Qazi Hussain Ahmad died on January 6, 2013.

Mehnaz Begum

Dr Farman Fatehpuri

NEWS

P

rof Dr Farman Fatehpuri was a writer, scholar and critic. He was 85. He leaves behind two sons and four daughters to mourn his death. Dr Farman Fatehpuri served as a Professor Emeritus at the University of Karachi. Dr Farman Fatehpuri has written over 50 books on various subjects and topics in Urdu. He also enjoyed good reputation in Urdu linguistic field. He had special association with Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and would never miss a function organised in his memory by the university. He died on 3 August 2013.

Reshma

Reshma was born in Bikaner, Rajasthan to a Banjara (Gypsy) family around 1947. When she was twelve years old, she was spotted singing at Shahbaaz Qalandar’s shrine by a television and radio producer, who arranged for her to make a recording of “Laal Meri” on Pakistan radio. Reshma has been one of the most popular folk singers of Pakistan, appearing on television in the 1960s, recording songs for both the Pakistani and Indian film industry, and performing at home and abroad. She died on 3 November 2013.

E V E N T S

2 0 1 3

Zubeda Khanum

Aasia

Quraish Pur

Z

w

as a Pakistani singer, well known for her film appearances. She sang a variety of genres but specialized in ghazal, thumri, dadra, khayal, drupad and reciting salam, noha and marsiya. She was the daughter of celebrated sub-continental singer Kajjan Begum. She died on 19, January 2013 at Bahrain Airport while transiting from Karachi to Miami, Florida for medical treatment.

w

as a scholar, Urdu writer/novelist, columnist and media expert from Pakistan. He hosted the TV program Kasuti (PTV) in the 1970s with Obaidullah Baig. Famous for his knowledge and wisdom, he was one of the best known people in Pakistan. He died on 5 August 2013 in Karachi

ubeda Khanum was Pakistani female singer.

Zubaida Khanum was top female singer in the 50s. asia, was a Pakistani She was introduced in film film actress. who was “Billo” by Baba Chishti active in 1970s and 1980s in 1951 and got breakin the film industry. She through from famous film was introduced to Lol- Shehri Babu in 1953. She lywood by film director sung lot of super hit songs Riaz Shahid in his movie, in films. Zubaida Khanum Gharnata.She had acted Pinjabi songs are very in more than 179 Punjapopular. She is evergreen bi movies. She starred in singer. Her songs are still several Urdu and Punjabi very populor. She was films, including the popular Punjabi film Maula Jutt. over 80 years old. She died on March 9, 2013. She died on Oct 19, 2013.

A


12

December - 2013

NEWS

Pakistan Club hosted a seminar and showcased a Mushaira to celebrate the First Anniversary of

Pakistan Club hosted a seminar and showcased a Mushaira to celebrate the first anniversary of Bridge Mag International, first Pakistani monthly Magazine published from Chicago, USA, in English, on Saturday, 21 December 2013 at Zeenat Banquet Hall in Chicago, Illinois. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Consul General of Pakistan Chicago, was the Chief Guest; Dr. Wasiullah Khan, Chancellor of EastWest University of Chicago, was the Guest of Honor. Senior Poet Niaz Gulbergvi presided over the Mushaira Session and famous Poet Hashmat Sohail led a artfully discussion over PTV Global, Urdu Times, Pakistan Abroad the three national poets of News papers, Gahwarah e Adab, and Urdu Pakistan. Cultural Society also participated in the The ceremony was held in three parts, the first part ceremony. was a discussion on the Jawaid Riaz was the Master of three poets of the subconthe Ceremony. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Consul tinent, who created and General of Pakistan Chicago, developed an ideology of Muslim brotherhood and Dr. Wasiullah Khan, Chancellor of land for Muslims, Moluna East-West Altaf Hussain Haali, Mr. AkUniversity of Chicago, Senior Poet Niaz bar Allahabadi, and Sir Allamma Mohammad Iqbal. Gulbergvi and famous Poet Hashmat Sohail were in the attendees Pakistan Club The second part of the colVolunteers and supporters Jamil Khan of orful ceremony presented a delicious dinner for the Star Autos, Mohammad Kamran of attendees, served by ZeenPeterson Funding, Sabir Waheed of at Banquet and in the final part of the evening, a Globe Taxi Association, prestigious Mushaira was Yasmin Akhtar and Riaz of UOKA and also showcased.

first Pakistani monthly Magazine published in Chicago, USA in English

Mian Saqlain welcomed all the gusts Young Tahreem Fatima recited the poetry The program began with the recitation of the Holy of Allamma Mohammad Iqbal in her Quran by Ch.Riaz Ul Hague melodious voice.

continued....


13

December - 2013

who also recited a Naat e Rasool e Maqbool. Famous intellectual and poet Anwar Ali Roomi, read a wonderful paper on Moluna Altaf Hussain Haali; Prof. Masroor

Ali Qureshi, of Gahwarah e Adab presented his paper on Mr. Akbar Allahabadi; Dr. Wasiullah Khan, Chancellor of East-West University in his speech. discussed Allamma Mohammad Iqbal and also talked about the need s of the education for our upcoming generations here in USA; famous Poet Hashmat Sohail spoke about the poetry of Allamma Iqbal, and also talked about Altaf Hussain Haali, and Mr. Akbar Allahabadi. Young Tahreem Fatima recited the poetry of Allamma Mohammad Iqbal in her melodious voice; she was applauded and chaired by all the attendees. After the dinner the Mushaira was started and Senior Poet Niaz Gulbergvi presided over the Mushaira Session. The famous poet Sajid Choudhry, Khalil Shahjhan

NEWS

Puri, Mehboob Ali Khan, Dr. Afzal Ur Rehman Afsar, Dr. WalliUddin Wali, Syed Shah Naeem Uddin Naimee, Nadeem Sharafi, Abdul Raheem Talib, Dr. Khursheed Khizar, Anwar Ali Roomi, Wajid Nadeem, Farzana Aijaz, Ghulam Mustafa Anjum, Razia Fasih Ahmed, Hashmat Sohail and Niaz Gulbergvi presented their prestigious and wonderful poetry. All of the attendees enjoyed the poems and paid a magnificent tribute to all the poets.

Mr. and Mrs. Ashraf Ali, President AHS Passage’s School Board; President Pakistani Business Association Raja Razzaq, President Suburban Pakistani Business Association; Ahmed Abdul Karim Jangda, GS, Senior Community Leader Hameed Khan, Memmon Association Ghaffar Variend, VP, Pakistan People’s Party Aijaz Khan, President PTI, Raja M Yaqoob, Tauseef Siddiqui, Producer Radio Aay Zindagi, prominent businessman Malik Tariq, Rashed Jahangir, In-

ternational Student Advisor East-West University, Rev. Herbert Francis, Young Christian Community Leader, Gulbaz Gill, GS, PUPC, Asif Saleem, President Pakistani Women Business Owners, Musarat Sharafi, Prominent Media Personality Mr. & Mrs. Riaz Niazi, Sohail Shamas, Member MQM, USA, Shahzad Aman, Member MQM Chicago, also attended the prestigious ceremony and lauded the entertaining and classical ambience of the evening.


14

December - 2013

NEWS

MQM welcomes SHC verdict on SLGA PPP, PTI workers clash near

Bilawal House

Sabzwari urged the Sindh government to ensure holding of Local Bodies election as per schedule. A large number of PTI workers led by party’s senior leader and He said that Pakistan Peoples MNA Dr Arif Alvi gathered outParty (PPP) tried to turn black side the Bilawal House to review into white on basis of majority, arrangements for the protest. MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari said. Dr Alvi said that closure of one Sindh government should re- of the two tracks outside the spect Sindh High Court’s deci- Bilawal House was a violation of Sindh High Court’s orders sion, he added. which had asked authorities Muttahida Qaumi Movement On the other hand, Functional to open all roads in the area. (MQM) has welcomed Sindh League’s Central Secretary Gen- “During my election campaign I High Court’s decision against eral Imtiaz Sheikh lauded the promised to the people in the constituency that I would make Local Government Act-2013 and SHC verdict. vowed to press the provincial He said that Pakistan Peoples every effort to get all roads regovernment to hold local gov- Party is not interested in the local opened,” he said. ernment elections on time. bodies elections. These elections “So we moved to the high court Talking to media in Karacih today should be held under army and which in September ordered for the removal of all encroach(Monday), MQM leader Faisal judiciary’s supervision. ments as it has become a source of immense hardship and nuisance for the area residents.”

Blast kills bomb disposal professional, two other folks in Peshawar PESHAWAR: A roadside remotemanaged bomb blast in Peshawar Monday killed three staff of the bomb disposal unit (BDU) who had been on their way to defuse another bomb in other places in the town, DawnNews documented.

Police officer Shahid Khan suggests the attack took spot in the Sheikh Mohammadi location of Badhber and specific the motor Haq was created bomb disposal vehicle of the BDU. main for Peshawar after his predecessor Hukam Khan was killed Three personnel — BDU in-cost while defusing two bombs in the and sub-inspector Abdul Haq, same region in September 2012. constable Imtiaz and the driver of themotor vehicle Kashif — Law enforcement and other stahave been killed in the blast. bility personnel have cordoned off the Sheikh Mohammadi reTwo folks, like BDU official Amigion and another bomb, connul Haq and a pedestrian, had taining four kilograms of explobeen wounded in the explosion. sive components, was defused The injured people have been right after a look for procedure shifted to Girl Reading through that identified it went underway. Medical center. According to Peshawar, the funds of Khyber the clinic administration, Aminul Pakhtunkhwa, lies on the edge Haq’s issue was essential. of Pakistan’s tribal places which Shafqat Malik, bomb disposal have been labelled by Washingchief for the northwestern prov- ton as the major sanctuary for Al ince of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Qaeda and Taliban militants in praised Haq as one of his ideal the nation. and most skilled operatives. The town has observed regular “We are shedding our ideal offi- assaults by militants in the previcers. Far more than ten officers of ous number of years, with targets BDS (bomb disposal squad) have ranging from civilians to policemisplaced their life while serving men and other legislation enforcement personnel. their motherland,” Malik said.

At the time when PTI workers were gathering outside the Bilawal House, PPP patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari wrote a message on a social media website: “If Buzdil Khan, Nawaz Sharif and JI find the courage to say 1/2 (half) of what I said ver-

sus TTP yesterday (Friday) I will tear down Bilawal House wall myself”. Minutes later, a sizeable number of PPP workers led by senior leader Najmi Alam assembled at the Bilawal House. Mr Alam said PPP workers were peaceful, but they “are prepared to defend party’s grace and traditions”. The two sides raised slogans against each other. District South’s Deputy Commissioner Dr Mustafa Jamal Kazi said: “We cannot open the road adjacent to the Bilawal House as it was not actually ordered by the high court.”


15

December - 2013

Heroes Never Die: Chaudhry Aslam and Aitizaz Hassan

NEWS

rank of an SP, his promotion was made on the basis of his braveness and experience in encounters of hardened criminals and terrorists.

SSP-CID Chaudhry Aslam was martyred in a suicide bomb blast near Essa Nagri at the Lyari Expressway in Karachi. Super cop Chaudry Aslam known by different name like ‘Sultan Rahi of Karachi’, ‘encounter specialist’ and ‘baba police’ was one of Pakistan’s best known Police commanders. Chaudry Aslam was the head of the Anti-Extremist Cell of the CID and was known for encounters with the leaders of different banned militant organizations like Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Sipah-e-Mohammad, Sipah-e-Sahaba. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the blast. After initial investigation it was reported that a pickup truck with around 200kg explosive material kept in blue cans on the top of the pickup truck was used in this attack.

Chaudhry Aslam laid to rest amid tight security Chaudhry Aslam originally belonged to Mansehra and his real name was Muhammad Aslam. He joined police force in 1984 as ASI and soon got into the higher ranks of police because of his braveness and vicious raids on criminals. He took part in both the operations against the MQM in 1990’s. He was the only living police officer who took part in those operations, rest of the officers were killed. Chaudhry was promoted to the ranks of DSP in 1999 and just after 6 years he became an SP. Although he was not having the proper qualification for the

Achievements Captures of several most wanted criminals like Saulat Mirza, Rehman Dakait, Shoaib Khan and Ajmal Pahari was on his credit. Other than these many TTP commanders and militants became victim of Chaudhry Aslam. Even a few hours before his death, he had participated in a raid against TTP militants and killed 3 of them. His achievements include a Pakistan Police Medal, Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal and the Tamgha-iImtiaz awarded by the president on March 23 this year.

ue for the last rites of Chaudhry Aslam was changed. Earlier, Aslam’s funeral prayers were to be offered at the Police Headquarter, Garden.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Karachi Police chief Shahid Hayyat, DG Rangers Major General Rizwan Akhtar, senior police officers, family members, friends and representatives of Strict security measures were ad- religious and political parties atopted during the funeral prayers. tended the funeral.

Teenager Super Star Aitizaz Hassan

In another incident earlier this week, Aitizaz Hassan, a teenage boy laid his life to save hundreds of his fellow students and teachers when he intercepted a suicide bomber some 150 meters away from the main gate of the school in the northwestern district of Hangu. He wanted to capture that suicide bomber when he noticed a detonator in his hands, he grabbed him but at the same time the suicide bomber blew himself. His family said that they are proud of Aitizaz Hassan and insisted that rather than focus on the sorrow brought about by his death, they want to focus on their pride in his actions.

On the other hand we are the victim of terrorism from last decade or so but what have our politicians done to strengthen their security controls. Terrorists are arrested by police, FC and other security forces by laying their lives in danger but in courts the same terrorists are set free because of weaknesses in our law. Then these terrorists go and kill the same security personals who had arrested them. Those few who are sentenced to death are kept in the jails and one day they are released by their fellow members in a jail break.

Aitizaz Hassan, TTP, Hangu, Suicide Attack, Both Chaudry Aslam and Aitizaz Hasan are our heroes; heroes who saved hundreds of lives in their own styles. They are recommended for the highest As a super cop his life was not civil awards and Prime Minister easy. He was attacked several has approved the highest civil times and his life was always awards for them but a question in danger because of security arise here that until when will we threats but he never left his comhave to sacrifice our loved ones We already lost thousands of posure. He always had a strong for the peace of this country. lives and we are daily hit by terbelieve in destiny and used to say that “when I have to die, nothing After 9/11 terror attacks, the first rorist but our politicians, our govwill save me and when I have to thing that United States did was ernment and opposition leaders live on no one can kill me”. the legislation to strengthen their no one is interested to come up security controls. They immedi- with a bill to support our security Not only in Pakistan but Chaudhry ately came up with USA PATRI- forces and strengthen our laws Aslam was a famous face in interOT (Uniting and Strengthening so that no terrorist or criminal national media also. In one such America by Providing Appropri- can escape using the weakness report in Nov 2013, a top British ate Tools Required to Intercept in these laws. publication “The Guardian” paid and Obstruct Terrorism) Act of These two incidents are wakeup tribute to him and branded him 2001, which helped their security calls for the government. On as a “Pakistan’s Toughest Cop”. forces in their war against terrorism. priority basis the government Chaudhry Aslam laid to rest should present a new and strict India already had different teramid tight security rorism acts like TADA but recent- act against terrorism or amend KARACHI: Martyred police hero ly it was also revealed by R V S the present laws so that the terChaudhry Aslam was laid to rest Mani, a former Indian home min- rorist once arrested, cannot esnext to the grave of his mother istry officer in his declaration in cape using the weaknesses in in the Gizri graveyard here on the Supreme Court of India that the law. On the other hand govhe was told by a former member ernment needs to expedite the Friday. of the CBI-SIT team that both the process of negotiations with TTP. Earlier, the funeral prayer of terror attacks (Parliament and In the last 6 months the governChaudhry Aslam was offered at Mumbai) were staged “with the ment has not even moved a step the Police Headquarters near objective of strengthening the ahead in this process which has ultimately helped the terrorists. Hasan Square. The time and ven- counter-terror legislation(sic).”


16

December - 2013

NEWS

Situationer: For Musharraf, reality sinks in

2013 elections. Given history, this return was not only that of an individual, but of a spectre rising from the dead for the Army – a spectre that it had ly, during a phase effectively done a great job of that the army want- exorcising in the five years foled to rebuild its im- lowing his departure. age. Even a retired Suddenly the cases reopened officers’ society had upon his return. Benazir’s assastaken to targeting sination. Bugti’s assassination. Musharraf. And then The Lal Masjid Operation. There there were the cases. would be court appearances, He eventually man- charge-sheets and questioning aged to fly abroad by IOs – surely embarrassing without any hue and ones for his former institution. cry or before any of Despite his periodic cameos, the cases materi- the army had just completed a painful rebuilding job. alised.

KARACHI: A few days ago, former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf claimed that the But, other than the first few army stood with him and was months, it was not a life of quiet retirement, like all other reagainst his trial for treason. tired army chiefs. He formed a Is that really the case? political party and periodically threatened to return – remindTo answer this, one needs to ing everyone of a lot of things. recall relations between Musharraf and his former institution Meanwhile, during his absence, since 2007. the army had retreated to the barracks. They were headed by First consider the early reports a man that was his polar oppothat he had to be urged out of site. Many had termed Kayani office of the chief of army staff the quiet general, a man known by his own lieutenants, who for his professionalism. He gave had suffered a public relations speeches about the army’s supbattering following one controport for democracy and the versy after another with him in need to learn from and not uniform – particularly after the repeat past mistakes. The conemergency. tinued influence that Pindi exThen he continued to sit in the ercised in Islamabad was quiet presidency even after the 2008 and unassuming at most times. elections. Eventually, he was As the rebuilding job continued, faced with impeachment – but many say that the Army had to the move didn’t materialise continue to plead with the fordespite months of threats by mer general to stay put in Lona new government that ought don every time he promised to to have moved instantly on the return. matter. It only picked up steam when Musharraf refused to go. He had a cozy pad in the UK, and lots of friends visiting. He He ultimately managed to eswent on well-paid lecture tours cape the embarrassment of beand attended the odd pheasing impeached and stepped out ant hunt. He even had security of the presidency unscathed – protocol – first from Pakistan that too to a guard of honour, and then from the UK’s secuwhich was an achievement in rity services. There were cases itself given the national mood against him at home, but no at the time. one was pushing for him to be Then he was reluctant to leave “extradited” – not even an activthe country after stepping ist judiciary. It was the life most down. Once again, it was said retirees dream of. that the former commando was But evidently not Musharraf. unwilling to ‘retreat’ abroad in the face of rising political tem- He surprised everyone by reperatures and, more important- turning just before the May

the most obvious one, the trial concerning his usurping of power, would begin. The government had threatened, but dithered; they gave him time. They gave the army time. The lead-up period had many murmurs of behind-the-scenes urging. It seemed to have little effect. Eventually matters could not have moved this far without some sort of nod, a frustrated shrug, from Pindi.

With the walls closing in on him, Musharraf has ‘fallen ill’ and the case seems to have come to a grinding halt. The exit has opened up once again, and the Yet again there was intervention. light is green. Instead of a dingy prison/detention cell, the former chief would If and when he exits the country, be ‘held’ at his plush farmhouse Musharraf will probably have in Chak Shehzad. Bails came realised something about all easily – one after another. The these favours. coast was clear. Now’s the time, His statement that the army sir. But he insisted he wanted to was not happy with his trial is face all the cases. in so many ways true. Perhaps it has finally dawned on him that Time continued to slip by. the unhappiness was clearly not Then it happened after much with the civilian government or delay: The mother of all cases, the judiciary.


17

December - 2013

NEWS

If armed forces won’t follow law, no one else will: SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday observed that if the armed forces would not follow the Constitution, then no one else would do so.A twomember bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, heard the case of 35 missing persons from the Malakand detention centre, al- Justice Jawwad expressed anlegedly picked up by the army. noyance over non-implementation of the court orders for proThe Supreme Court, while issuduction of the rest of missing ing a notice to Prime Minister persons before the SC. He said Nawaz Sharif as chief executive no one was giving importance of the Federation, Khyber Pakhto the court orders, which was a tunkhwa (KP) governor and chief very regrettable act. minister on non-implementation of the court orders and He said there had been a lamfederal secretary law and justice entable situation in the country on not doing legislation for the and there was no law for protecmissing persons, sought replies tion of citizens in terms of their by January 17. imprisonmentand forced disappearance. The court also issued a notice to the KP chief secretary and sec- Justice Jawwad said nothing has retary to the prime minister in been done so far to resolve the this regard.During the hearing, issue of missing persons and told Justice Jawwad remarked: “The the Additional Attorney General country is being dragged to an (AAG) Tariq Khokhar that when unstable situation by doing un- a committee is constituted, no constitutional and unlawful acts one knows what this committee and all of it is happening due to will do. not obeying the law.” He said no AAG Tariq Khokhar and other ofinstitution should consider itficials also appeared before the self above the law or the society court. Tariq Khokhar apprised would be destroyed. the court that the governOn the occasion, the bench said ment has filed a review appeal that the apex court had ordered in this regard.On the occasion, on December 10, 2013 to pres- the court recalled that on Deent the missing persons within cember 10, 2013, a verdict had seven days and to take action been issued on human rights. It against the military and civilian stated that army authorities had officials allegedly involved in produced only seven out of 35 detainees from Malakand dekidnapping of these persons. tention centre. The ruling also Other than that, the court had stated that no one, including the also ordered to send a report army authorities, has the right to in this regard to the Registrar’s kidnap anyone forcefully. Office, but despite the court orders neither was the report sub- If the implementation on verdict mitted nor were the court orders would not be done accordingly implemented. then the chief executive including other officers would be conThe court said the government sidered responsible, the court also constituted a committee said.Tariq Khokhar further apto probe the matter of missing prised the court that he had no persons but no progress report information regarding formaon the working of the committion of any committee to resolve tee had been presented.The the issue. bench said only seven persons were presented before the court While Additional Attorney Genwhile no report of legislation eral Shah Khawar said that ‘Proon forced lifting of persons had tection of Pakistan Ordinance’ been submitted. has been issued and more

amendments are being made in this regard.The Chief Executive of Pakistan (the prime minister) himself called meetings on this issue and we are working round the clock to reach any logical conclusion, he added. Shah Khawar sought more time from the court to resolve the issue. Jawwad S Khawaja said

the court had been hearing the same answer and lame excuses for the last six months. He said if the forces will not follow the Constitution then no other will abide by the law. Everyone should respect and follow the Constitution in letter and spirit, he added. Later the court adjourned the hearing till January 20 for further proceeding.

Pervez Musharraf’s medical report handed over to court

tween the legal defence team of Musharraf and the prosecution at the special court after the prosecutor called the former Pakistani military ruler a “fugitive” who was “hiding” at the military hospital.

Musharraf’s lawyer Ahmed Raza Kasuri, while speaking to the media outside the court, critiFormer Pakistani dictator Pervez cised prosecutor Sheikh and Musharraf’s medical report was said this treason case was not a on Tuesday submitted to a spetrial of the former president but cial court conducting his treason of the institution of the armed trial and a decision on it would forces. be taken after review. “Prosecutor termed AFIC as hideThe special court, formed by the out, and called Musharraf as fugovernment to try 70-year-old gitive. This is an insult to PakiMusharraf on charges of high stan Army,” Kasuri told reporters. treason for imposing emergency in 2007, exempted him from Musharraf served for 40 years appearing personally yesterday but is now being accused of but asked authorities to submit “hiding in military hospital, is this his medical records by 11.30 am justifiable?” he asked. on Tuesday. The former President, who plotThe report, submitted in a ted the Kargil conflict and staged sealed envelope by the registrar a bloodless coup in 1999, was of the special court Abdul Ghani rushed to the AFIC after comSoomro, was demanded by the plaining of heart problem on his court from the Armed Forces way to court to face the treason Institute of Cardiology in Rawal- trial on January 2. pindi where Musharraf is admit- He faces treason charges for ted after complaining of heart suspending, subverting and abproblem on his way to court last rogating the Constitution, imweek. posing an emergency in the country in November 2007 and Justice Faisal Arab‚ the head of detaining judges of the superior the special court‚ said the court courts. will give its decision on the report after reviewing it. It is the first time in Pakistan’s hisMusharraf’s counsel Anwar tory that a former military ruler Mansoor, during today’s pro- has been put on trial for treason, ceedings, said the special court a charge that entails life imprishad a limited mandate and he onment or death penalty if condid not view Akram Shaikh as victed. the chief prosecutor in the case. There is intense speculation that Musharraf is likely to be flown Mansoor also apologised to the out of the country for treatment. court for the arguments that His detractors say the military is took place during yesterday’s supporting him though there has proceedings. not been any public support by A war of words had ensued be- the armed forces.


18

December - 2013

NEWS

Altaf Hussain demands separate province for Urdu speakers again

Sharjeel Memon reacts to Altaf Hussain’s speech

KARACHI: Responding to Altaf Hussain’s speech, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said that even an inch of Sindh province would not be given to anybody. He said it seemed that Hussain’s statement was aimed at joining the provincial government. Memon said that there was no difference between the common people living in Sindh.

The minister said: “Such stateHe criticized the PPP govern- ment also seems to be a ploy to ment over Local government divert attention from on going elections and illegal delimita- targeted operation in Karachi” tions issue. He said that MQM had its gov“Sindhi and Urdu speaking peo- ernor in Sindh for 11 years and ple want to live together and it should contact him for its dedo not want any division”, he mands. Addressing a public gather- added. ing here, Hussain said that the things can be more serious MQM chief also spoke regardand if not taken wisely and a ing Bilwal Bhutto, adding that demand for a province could he is like a nephew to him and be turned in the demand of a he should behave like a nephew. country. The Central Co-ordination Com-

HYDERABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain again demanded a new province for Muhajirs, saying “If you do not like Sindhi Urdu speakers then make a separate province for them”, SAMAA reports on Friday.

“It is not appropriate to create ethnic division through public meetings, everybody knows who is behind hooliganism,” he said and added that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would not allow creating law and order situation.

Senator Mustafa Kamal

Has Moved Abroad Because Of Personal And Domestic Reasons: Rabta Committee mittee (Rabita Committee) of the MQM has termed all such reports as baseless and fabricated that claim that there are differences between Senator Mustafa Kamal and the MQM.

In a press statement, the Central Co-ordination Committee said that the fact of the matter is that Syed Mustafa Kamal has moved abroad purely due to some personal and domestic reasons. Prior to leaving the country, the statement added, Senator Mustafa Kamal had formally informed the MQM’s leadership. The statement further said that citing personal and family reasons, Syed Mustafa Kamal submitted his resignation from Senate seat to the party leadership in the first week of November. The party, however, has not made any decision on the matter so far. Acknowledging tremendous services rendered by Syed Mustafa Kamal as City Nazim of Karachi, the statement said “everyone appreciates his great work. MQM recognizes and appreci-

ates his work too and pays him great tributes.“ “After the end of his term of office as the City Nazim in 2009, Syed Mustafa Kamal had sought leave from the party’s political activities because of some personal business. The party gladly granted the request back then as well,“ explained the statement of Co-ordination Committee. The statement concluded that the party’s founder and leader Mr. Altaf Hussain, Rabta Committee and all members of the party wish Syed Mustafa Kamal all the best and pray to Almighty for the positive resolution of his personal problems so that he may be able to resume his political activities from the party’s platform and serve the nation.


19

NEWS

December - 2013

Pakistanis welcome new year with fireworks, aerial fire & dancing

KARACHI: With fireworks and In Karachi new year was weldancing to the beat of drum, comed with a massive fireworks new year celebrations began in at Port Grand. Pakistan, Geo News reported. Meanwhile, all routes leading As the clock struck 12:00 AM, to sea view have been blocked revelers sprayed fireworks and by placing containers, while the resorted to aerial fire in differ- residents of Defence and Clifent cities of the country. They ton areas have been asked not also started dancing to the beat to come out of their homes on of drum. the eve of new year. Special new year programs are being held in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta and other cities.

In Lahore, heavy contingent of police have been deployed at Mall Road due to security reasons.

Altaf demands Musharraf’s treason trial from October 12, 1999

the military government of General Musharraf allowed to continue to work for three years? Under which constitution was the military government allowed to amend the Constitution?

Why is it that some politicians and legal and constitutional experts were declaring the imposition of emergency of 3rd Nov 2007 as unconstitutional and not the deposition of the elected government and holding of the Constitution in abeyance on the 12th Oct 1999?

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief, Altaf Hussain on Wednesday demanded former president Pervez Musharraf’s treason trial be conducted from October 12, 1999 instead of November 3, None of the generals impos2007. ing martial law in the past were The MQM chief put forward rel- imprisoned even for a second, evant questions for the consid- under which constitution and eration of intellectuals and con- law Pervez Musharraf alone stitutional experts. was declared responsible for the enforcement of emergency? Altaf’s Questions Why is it that the generals that Under which article of the Conaided and collaborated with stitution did the judges who Gen Musharraf and those who took oath validate the army acvalidated the military action altion of 12th Oct 1999? lowed to remain free instead of facing cases in the court? Under which constitution was


20

SPORTS

December - 2013

tween England and the West third in the history of Ashes en- Nuwan Pradeep, Shaminda Indies which starts at The Rose counters after Australia’s 1920- Eranga and Rangana Herath Bowl on 16 June. 21 and 2006-07 triumphs. took two wickets apiece.

Pakistan ODI series win over Lanka to improve ICC ranking

LAHORE - Pakistan will be aiming for improvements in their rankings on the Reliance ICC ODI Championship table when they go head to head in a fivematch series against Sri Lanka which starts in Pallekele on Thursday. Currently Sri Lanka which is fifth-ranked leads sixth-ranked Pakistan by five ratings points, says a press release issued here. If Pakistan wins the series 4-1 or better, then it will move ahead of Sri Lanka at fifth position. In case of Pakistan’s 4-1 series win, both sides will be on 108 ratings points but Pakistan will be ranked above Sri Lanka when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point. Pakistan can even move to fourth if they win all five matches of the series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies win its series against England. In case of Sri Lanka win all five matches of the series then it will move ahead of England into fourth position on 114 ratings points, irrespective of the outcome of the three-match ODI series be-

If Sri Lanka win 4-1 and England beat the West Indies 3-0, then both the sides will be on 113 ratings points but England will be ranked above Sri Lanka by a fraction of a point. Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen, Pakistan has only one batsman in Umar Akmal inside the top 20, in 10th position, while batsmen sitting outside the top 20 and inside the top 50 include Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq (30th), M Hafeez (40th), Shahid Afridi (41st) and Younus Khan (48th).

On the other side, Sri Lanka has three batsmen inside the top 20 with Kumar Sangakkara (fifth), Tillekeratne Dilshan (12th) and Mahela Jayawardena (18th). In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, Pakistan boasts three bowlers inside the top 15 - Saeed Ajmal in second, M Hafeez at fourth and Shahid Afridi at 15th while Lasith Malinga is the home side’s highestranked bowler in 22nd position. Malinga is followed by Nuwan Kulasekara (30th), Angelo Mathews (48th), Rangana Herath (50th), Thisara Perera (57th) and Dilhara Fernando (85th).

Australia secure 5-0 Ashes clean sweep

SYDNEY: Australia bowled England out for 166 in its second innings on Sunday to win by 281 runs on the third day of the fifth Ashes to secure a 5-0 series sweep at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The 5-0 sweep was only the

Demoralised England capitulated after tea against the home side’s pace attack, losing seven wickets in 52 minutes on their way to being bundled out for 166 in 31.4 overs, getting nowhere near the 448 target for victory. It was the sixth time the beleaguered tourists had been skittled for under 200 in the series and the crushing defeat is expected to have major ramifications for English cricket just months after they beat Australia 3-0 in England. The highest successful run chase at the SCG is Australia’s 288 for two against South Africa eight years ago.

Sarfraz Ahmed scored 74 after Pakistan resumed at 330-7. The first Test ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi. The third and final Test starts in Sharjah from Thursday. Brief Scores: Pakistan 165 and 359; Sri Lanka 388 and 137-1

Defeat not a set back to Australian Open preparations: Roger Federer

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by nine wickets in second Test

Brisbane: Former No. 1 Roger Federer has said that his preparations for the first Grand Slam of the year will not suffer despite his three-set loss to Lleyton Hewitt at the Brisbane International . Federer lost the Brisbane final DUBAI: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to Hewitt 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 at the Pat by nine wickets in the second Rafter Arena. Test in Dubai on Sunday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match The Swiss great was using the Brisbane tournament as an Ausseries. tralian Open warm-up for the Pakistan were bowled out for first time. 359 in their second innings with paceman Suranga Lakmal tak- Quiet happy with his consistent ing a career-best 4-78 on the play, Federer said he felt pretty fifth and final morning, giving good, especially having played all the matches. Sri Lanka a target of 137 to win in 80 overs. Not overly disappointed at his loss to Hewitt, he said Lleyton Openers Dimuth Karunaratne was the best player he played (62 not out) and Kaushal Silthis week, Sport24 reports. va (58) put on 124 for the first wicket before Kumar Sangak- Federer said he would not make kara (nine not out) did the job any predictions on how he with 33.4 overs to play for Sri would perform in Melbourne, Lanka’s biggest win over Paki- and added that he can play very stan in terms of wickets. well.


21

December - 2013

Trailer Of Meera’s “Hotal” Psycho Released

Exciting news for Meeras fan. Meera upcoming movie’s trailer has released. Adding fuel to the fire Meera has come up with a Psycho Thriller movie in which she is playing lead role. The movie named “Hotal”. The 1st trailer of the movie is out and has created anxiousness among people.

SHOWBIZ

Pakistan’s Answer To Simon Cowell Angers TV She is very excited about re- Viewers

movie Meera becomes the first actress to do an indie project so this honor goes to Meera.

lease of the movie. She is expecting that it will prove to be a movie which will be at par with other quality oriented movies that are being released nowadays by Pakistani Film Makers.

She herself is a thrilling personality and she has thrilled the audience many times in Meera has done a wonderful past. Sometimes by her English, job in this movie, the director sometimes by her affairs, someand producer of the movie are times by TV programs, someexpecting a lot from the movie. times when she joins politics This is not the first time that she right at time of elections and rewill be playing such role. She cently when she was promoting has done such Psycho roles in Urdu as our national language past as well and her work was and expressed hatred regarding well-regarded a lot. Meera is the English language.. So expecting first Pakistani actress who is ap- a psycho thriller from Meera is pearing in an indie project. It is not a unusual thing. Meera G an honor that indie project that fans are waiting for the movie has been taken by Pakistani ac- to release soon so that they can tress. The director of the movie watch their favorite actress with is Khalid Hassan. By doing this a new look.

Moor Film expected to release in April 2014 Moor (means mother in Pashto) film is expected to release in April of this year. The film is directed by Jami Mahmood. Jami is famous director but until now he has only directed advertisements and music videos in which he has done very geed work. The film is produced by Nadeem Mandviwalla. Azad Film Company & Mandviwalla Entertainment is presenting the film which is also written by Jami. Strings band have given music pf the film. Jami and her wife Nazira Ali have written the story. Farhan Hafeez has done the cinematography work. The cast of the film is Hameed Sheikh, Shabbir Rana, Samiya

troubled parts of the country, including Swat, a region overrun by the Taliban as recently as 2009 and where Malala Pakistan Idol’s acerbic judges atYousafzai, the tract huge audience but prompt schoolgirl activist, was shot last accusations that they are humili- year. ating contestants and are too The show’s first run in Pakistan brash for local tastes began earlier this month and Pakistan Idol is everything you producers say their viewing figwould expect from the familiar ures make it a smash hit. In part, global franchise. Young hopefuls they say, the attraction is down sing their hearts out on stage un- to the acerbic approach of the der the watchful eye of a panel judges. of judges who then offer their In one of the early episodes they thoughts – some constructive, mock Naveed Ali, a student, for some less so. his squeaky voice. In a country where politeness is an art form and saying what you really think is the height of vulgarity, the judges’ “Simon Cowell” moments have brought an angry backlash.

“Leave it, do you remember some nursery rhyme, Oh frog, oh frog jump in the water) or sing twinkle twinkle little star. That would suit your voice,” said Mr Azmat, before asking why he thought he Pakistan Idol judge Ali Azmat could sing. (pink shirt) has been condemned The exchange prompted viewfor mocking contestants ers to complain that the judges

In one notorious exchange, Ali Azmat, lead singer with the band Mumtaz, Shaz Khan, Junoon, mocks a male singer’s Ayaz Samoo, high pitched voice and then Abdul Qadir, Ali starts dancing with his head and Sheikh, Senya hands in a style more generHussyn, Azlan ally associated with troupes of S h a h , H a b i b performing transvestites across P a n a z a y i . South Asia. Meesha Shafi Social media have been abuzz and javed Bashir with condemnation and a pubhave ales recorded lic petition has attracted almost songs for this movie. 1500 signatures demanding a public apology from the show’s The film has been made at the makers for humiliating contestants. budget of Rs. 55 million. Meer is shot in the Pashtun—dominat- “Also I would require an assurance ed belt of Balochistan province. that such behaviour will not be Most of the scenes were filmed repeated in future, and if at all a in Muslim Baagh, Khanozai and contestant does not fit the criteShelabagh. Some sequences ria, he/she would be given posihave also been shot in Karachi. tive criticism which helps him/her grow,” runs the petition. During the sheeting of the film Jami was detained by the In- In a country riddled by Islamic ter—Services Intelligence (ISI) extremism, Pakistan Idol was and sheeting was stepped for hailed as a crucial opportunity three days but after that shoot- to reclaim the country’s cultural ing started again. Jami also en- heritage from conservatives and countered Tehreek—e—Taliban give traditional music a chance Pakistan (TTP) members who to flourish among a new generaaccording to Jami were very ac- tion of wannabes. commodating and didn’t bothAuditions ran in some of the most er at all.

were trying too hard to ape the brasher attitude of the American show – and Simon Cowell in particular – without the humour and without regard to Pakistan’s rather genteel sensibilities.

“Here, it seems that the judges are trying overly hard to channel the mocking nature of their American counterparts, especially Simon, but failing miserably,” wrote Noman Ansari, a blogger. Not that the criticism has affected Mr Azmat, who has been baiting his critics on twitter this week. And the producers are unrepentant. A show insider said: “It’s a bit of a culture shock. This is not a place where people say what they think – well not in public, at least – but it’s all part of the show.” Imran Aslam, the president of Geo TV, the channel that bought the rights to the Pop Idol franchise, promised not to tone down the criticism. “There’s certainly been some criticism of the judges but it should be taken in the spirit of the show,” he said. “If someone can’t sing, well then they can’t sing.”


22

Health-Fashion-Horoscope

December - 2013

How To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

you come across in everyday life. These synthetic chemical compounds include poultry and dairy cancer. If you can’t resist drinking alcoholic products, hormone residues in beverages, limit to meat and industrial pollutants. only one drink in Avoid exposure to such chemical a day. Make sure compounds as much as possible to keep alcohol as they are somehow related to consumption in breast cancer risk due to estrogen activity. moderation.

R

isk of breast cancer is consistently rising and with no sure way to prevent it completely. Breast cancer is a malignancy that begins in breast cells. A large number of risk factors are closely associated with the development of breast cancer.

Physically active:

Physical activity is the utmost need for reducing breast cancer harms. You might be wondering about Physical activities like exercise and the ways to reduce breast can- daily walk along with healthy and cer risks are. Although there is no balanced diet help in controlling clear way to completely eliminate weight which in turn keeps you the chances of developing breast safe from risks of breast cancer. cancer, the risks can be reduced by The department of health and humaking some changes in lifestyle. man services recommends at least For protection against breast can- 150 minutes of exercise for most cer you have to change the factors healthy adults in a week. which may cause breast cancer. Reduce synthetic chemical compounds: These factors include: There are a large number of synDiet: thetic chemical compounds that Diet, physical activities and body weight are associated with breast cancer. Sometimes ingredients that are part of our diet become the cause of breast cancer. By making certain variations in your eating habits, you can prevent the odds of cancer. According to some studies some vegetables, fruits, poultry, fish and low fat dairy products have been found to increase the risk of breast cancer. However, a low fat diet appears to offer slight decline in the risk of breast cancer. Weight control: Obesity and gaining weight can also cause breast cancer. Being obese and overweight can increase your risk of breast cancer especially after menopause. For controlling and maintaining weight, healthy diet is the key factor which prevent breast cancer possibilities. To protect yourself from any harmful effects, reduce your weight as well as breast cancer chances.

Smoking is one of factors that cause breast cancer. Quitting smoking is one of best things you would do to protect yourself from breast cancer risk. Quitting smoking will ultimately prevent risks of breast cancer.

eneration is one of the very much famous and leading fashion brand of Pakistan.Generation is a fashion label who has launched recently so many collection and gained a huge response f r o m young girls. Recently, Generation is back w i t h winter dresses 2014 for women.

Generation is considered to be as the Pakistan’s oldest fashion label who has emerged on the screen of fahsion in year 1983 and since then they Breast feeding: have launched so Breast feeding is another factor many collection for which reduces the breast cancer every seaosn and risk. The longer you breast feed, occasion.Whenmore are the chances for breast ever any seaosn prevention. and occasion comes every one Limit alcohol consumption: waits for the collecOver consumption of alcohol is tion by Generation, also another reason behind breast becasue they alcancer. Limit your alcohol con- ways designed and sumption. The more you intake al- launched their colcohol, the closer you are to breast lection in stitched

December 2013 Horoscope

Y

ou will have a sense of awareness of your own limitations this month, leading up to your birthday phase, be they physical, emotional or even financial, as well as a sense of being confined and restricted. There could be Drinking green tea: some rivalry, hard feelings generIntake of green tea regularly has ated that could trigger off either also been associated with reduc- of these reactions. NOT a time to tion of breast cancer. Green tea is go overboard, in terms of self-pity, best thing which keeps you safe to see troubles where none exist, from breast cancer possibilities. or attempt to solve the world’s problems. It might be a good idea to maintain a low profile and be less vocal. A time to make special pattern.Generation provides ready efforts to get along with others – both professionally and personto wear dresses for ally. Changes initiated now may casual wear and prove beneficial in the long run, party wear both.Reboth materially and otherwise. cently, Generation has launched their Some of you are likely to fall in winter dresses love with yourself. This is not a 2014 for women.In weird thing, in fact, it will help in this winter collecboosting your own self esteem. tion, you will find This is a time when you naturally stunning yet styllet loose your softer, receptive ish dresses which side. Romantic matters, as well as have designed pleasure-seeking activities, come with full of elegant to the fore now. You are more looks and stitchlikely to pay closer attention to ing styles which your physical appearance and are awesome and mannerisms, aiming to improve trendy.This collecand enhance your attractiveness. tion has consists of You’ll learn that it actually pays off dresses which are perfect for parties ad functions.Generation has to trust yourself, forgive yourself embellished these dresses with full and be truthful to yourself. Lesof embroidery on front and back sons learned now will help you on velvet fabric.The long and short project yourself confidently to the shirts with trousers were added in world. trendy and outclass looks.GenYour ambition and/or your deeration has used bright sire to be acknowledged for your shades for this collecachievement comes to the foretion are bright such front. Whether it’s professional or as green, blue, fawn personal, you are likely to have an and etc etc.They increased desire for others to noall are perfect tice you. This can be a good time for functions to become self-employed or start and parties a business if other factors are fabecasue of vorable. Events taking place now their high will have a great bearing on your quality future and will be long reaching embellishin their effects. It is a time when ments and great progress can be made and fabrics. personal recognition achieved.

Generation Winter Dresses 2014 For Women

G

Capricorn

Quit smoking:


23

December - 2013


Bridge mag international December, 2013  

Published Monthly in Chicago, USA and distributed simultaneously to major cities of USA, Canada, UK and Pakistan,Published by Bridge Pub...