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Governance, An Alien Concept To The Pakistan People’s Party—I

January 22, 2011

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  By Mehroz Siraj Sadruddin Also published at: http://www.countercurrents.org/sadruddin210111.htm Scandals, instability, political assassinations, targeted killings, socio-economic mismanagement and corruption have been some of the major hallmarks of the near three year rule of the Pakistan People’s Party in the country, since the party assumed power in February 2008. As the party is about to complete three […]

Helping out from afar—Pakistanis in Melbourne reaching out to their countrymen after floods

December 22, 2010

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Like their counterparts in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and elsewhere, Pakistanis living in Australia have made meaningful contributions towards the overall flood relief efforts that have taken place in Pakistan, reports Mehroz Siraj Sadruddin

Pakistan’s floods provide unique opportunities for Australia

September 16, 2010

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By Mehroz Siraj Sadruddin Originally published at: http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=10975&page=2 They say that every cloud has a silver lining, implying that even in bad times, there is always hope for something positive. Pakistan’s current floods are something of this sort. Amidst wide-spread destruction and devastation, the floods and the inability of Pakistan’s government to deal with them […]

Pakistan Needs Us

September 13, 2010

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By Mehroz Siraj Originally published at: http://www.aiia.asn.au/access-monthly-access/ma-issue-11/423-pakistan-needs-us Pakistan has suffered immensely in recent years. Since the 2005 Kashmir earthquake that killed more than 73,000 people, the country has endured economic recession, terrorism, insurgency and political violence. Now, the devastating floods swamping nearly one third of the nation put the futures of the already most vulnerable […]

Utilizing our strengths to the maximum in these testing times

July 22, 2010

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By Mehroz Siraj Sadruddin It goes beyond doubt to believe and mention that Pakistan today is passing through a very critical stage of its short life of being an independent nation-state. While targeted killings, along with rising street crimes have impacted civilian life in Karachi and Balochistan, interior Sindh has been partially engulfed by long-standing […]

Interpreting the verdict of the Ajmal Kasab case

May 24, 2010

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By Mehroz Siraj Sadruddin The Burning Issue Exclusive!! A few weeks ago, an Indian court headed by judge ML Thaliyani had found Mumbai attacks terrorist Ajmal Kasab guilty on 86 different charges, which included  those of killing innocent civilians and waging war on India.  On Thursday, May 5, Mr Kasab was also awarded the death […]

Pakistani politicians can learn from Australian leaders

February 19, 2010

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By Mehroz Siraj Sadruddin IN AN unprecedented move more than two weeks ago, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and leader of the opposing Liberal Party, Malcolm Turnbull had made speeches, apologizing to the ‘forgotten Australians,’ children and members of society who had been forcibly evicted from their families and placed in foster care centres, where […]