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  1. Oh yes, tahasyed was another one I met. We went to the same school. Not sure what happened to him after that.
  2. Who was the member that was in touch with ayatollah bashir najafi?
  3. Yes I know who you're now (nida helped). And we did meet once years ago at council. I think it was ashura or arbaeen. That reminds me you're the only person I met besides Sarah Zaidi (Nida stood me up on the cold streets of London fcourse) oh and Aisha younas
  4. Going good, brothers!! Ibn al-Hussein: you gotta tell people you've changed names, so we don't feel embarrassed to have "forgotten" you. And HR, all is well. Alhumdolillah just got back from umrah and ziaraat 2 days ago (and so sitting here messaging at 3am)..Still in Canada...working my life away...
  5. wow @HR good to see you're still breathing bro!
  6. Here she charges $500 per hour. and not for "house calls" but for majalis in proper established imambargahs and not for "other lectures" but for zikr Hussain
  7. Peer

    All Old Skool Geezas

    lol whts up Hussain?
  8. Peer

    walaikum salam...

    im good, bro., how u doing?

  9. ^If you want to include Ismailis, then Azim Premji of India would top the list. Till last year, he was the richest man in India (position now taken over by the Ambanis).
  10. Ok, so go the easy way: IT IS PAKISTAN. Such incidents will keep happening unless India gets serious and go after the real terrorists, indiscriminately. When you blame Pakistan for your own failings, you encourage such incidents to happen again in future (because the real terrorists remain at large). So I heard there are voices now for Mr. Modi to be the next Prime Minister of India? :squeez:
  11. Conflicting media reports? dont know what/how to report? First they spoke in URDU, a language spoken in Pakistan (this is how they defined Urdu), and were demanding the release of all the mujahideens in Indian jails. Now you're informing us of the opposite. As for speaking volumes, the chief of the ATS of Mumbai was shot dead in these riots. He had been receiving threats of "serious consequences" after he had captured the culprits of Malegaon incident. Culprits included Hindu priests and a serving Indian Army Colonel (who happens to be an ex RAW official too). Speaks volume?
  12. LOL, eactly! I wonder why the terrorist who attacked the Indian Parliament during BJP's government were all carrying with them their Pakistani National Identity cards!
  13. you aren't making much sense here, buddy. Grow up.
  14. ^Thats the reason they say Ali KARAMULLAH WAJHU
  15. LOL. yeah I watched the show, I hate that guy with passion. To cover up Iftikhar Chaudhry's sin of providing legal cover to Musharraf's toppling of Nawaz Sharif's government, Ather Minallah said that Hazrat Omar and Hazrat Ali were also Kafir before accepting Islam. Haider Abbas Rizvi of MQM said, "Hazrat Ali ko exempt kardein." Javed Hashmi afterwards tried to soothe the environment as well.
  16. Mustafa Kamal declared second best world mayor KARACHI: An award winning American magazine Foreign Policy, has chosen Nazim Karachi, Syed Mustafa Kamal as second among the three best mayors in the world for the year 2008. The magazine has included the names of Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit and Wang Hongju, Mayor of Chongqing as the other mayors of the moment, said a CDGK statement issued on Sunday. The magazine said no city globalises on its own, but with shrewd investments and smart urban planning, a mayor can help turn a regional player into a global powerhouse. About Mustafa Kamal the magazine wrote that the mayor of Karachi is an unlikely poster child for innovative urban planning. It said the 36-year-old Mustafa Kamal governs a city that's more often in the news for religious violence than cosmopolitan ways. But the hard-charging Kamal is looking to change all that. He's courting foreign investment, encouraging international ties, and boosting the city's tourism. According to the US magazine Kamal is not shy about his goals: He has said he wants to turn Karachi into the next Dubai. His Green Karachi project aims to plant thousands of trees in the city. Kamal is not letting anything stand in the way of his grand plans. He has threatened to arrest anyone who tries to cut down the new saplings, it added. In a statement, the Nazim said that in the past there was no concept of ownership in Karachi. He said his administration carried out development works on a large scale, but added that lot of work still remains to be done. DAWN
  17. I think that would depend on the city you wanna be in. In Karachi, I think Karachi University offers Ph.D programs in social sciences. As for Management, there are a few other universities as well (Greenwich, for example).
  18. ^Nazariya-e-Pakistan? Nevermind, it's you, Satyam. I should have known better!
  19. ^Nazariya-e-Pakistan has nothing to do with the economic remedies. It is good for one to take some fresh air once in a while.
  20. ^easier said than done. There doesn't seem to be many options to choose from.
  21. Bitter fruits of IMF bailout By Mazhar Tufail ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will have to cut its defence budget by 30 per cent in the next four years if it agrees to the IMF conditions for a bailout package now being discussed in Dubai between the two sides, a document containing the IMF conditions seen by this correspondent reveals. Under extremely tough conditions, Pakistan would get $9.6 billion from the IMF during the next three years at a mark-up rate of 16.7 per cent per annum, reveals the document. The IMF funding will not be rescheduled, says the document. Pakistan would also furnish to the IMF 48 hours before signing the funding agreement details of all loans it got under the bilateral and multilateral arrangements. The document says that if Pakistan accepted the IMF funding, it would have to reduce the defence budget by 30 per cent between 2009 and 2013 gradually and would reduce the number of posts entailing pension in the government and semi-government departments from 350,000 to 120,000. “The IMF will propose taxation structure under package of reforms in the Federal Board of Revenue and Rs50 billion increase in the current target of revenue under the head of general sales tax,” the document says. “Imposition of the agriculture tax will be made mandatory at the rate of seven per cent on wheat production and 3.5 per cent on other crops,” it maintains. The proposals say that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) would submit quarterly report to the Islamabad office of the IMF for the monitoring and analysis of revenue collection as direct and indirect taxes. The IMF would propose changes wherever it wanted, it adds. The document says the IMF representative would be part of the FBR administrative structure and offices of the fund would be set up in all the provincial headquarters to monitor the general sales tax collection at the provincial level. The proposals also say that six IMF directors and two World Bank directors would monitor preparation of the federal budget in the finance ministry. They would give budget proposals and the Pakistan government would be obliged to comply with all these proposals. “The Pakistan government will have to provide details of loans it got from all other lenders, including China, 48 hours before signing the funding agreement with the IMF and 25 per cent of the government assets pledged as securities for such loans will be the property of the IMF,” the document says. The IMF intervention in the affairs of the central bank (State Bank of Pakistan), provision of the details of foreign exchange reserves and remittances as well as flow of foreign exchange through other commercial banks are among other strict conditions to be entailed by the IMF funding. No IMF or Pakistan government official was available to comment on these conditions despite several attempts by this correspondent. TheNews
  22. Lately, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (based in Jhang) has been involved in most of these "high-profile" suicide missions. The attack on Benazir that killed 128 people in Karachi, is suspected to have been carried out by some Maulana Sindhi of LeJ (Benazir named him). The attack on that Nawani(?) family in Bhakkar. When there was intelligence of a few suicide bombers in a house in Karachi, and when police circled them they brought the house down with a suicide blast. Now this one at Marriott..
  23. How US can pay debts By Eric Margolis At the end of World War II, the British Empire still ruled nearly a quarter of the globe. But the war bankrupted Britain. Its once mighty empire quickly collapsed and the United States inherited much of the British Imperium. Six decades later, the United States is close to bankruptcy thanks to a national orgy of borrowing, the replacement of manufacturing by financial manipulation, ruinous foreign wars, and a government whose stunning incompetence and arrant stupidity was exceeded only by its reckless imperial arrogance. The financial panic now gripping the planet, and the ignominious collapse of Wall Street, showed the American colossus had feet of clay. Washington’s furious printing of untold billions of new dollars to prop up its sinking economy, finance this year’s $1 trillion deficit, and pay debts may unleash a storm of dangerous inflation. The world balance of power is already shifting. For example, Pakistan’s new president, Asif Zardari, went cap in hand this week to China, seeking $4-6 billion in emergency loans. Pakistan is on the verge of bankruptcy. But Pakistan’s patron, the United States can’t spare any cash for it. So Pakistan is turning to China, which has the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves. Bankrupt people, companies, and nations have to sell assets to meet their debt obligations. China and Japan alone hold over $1.5 trillion of US government securities (IOUs). Their nervous central bankers now want real assets rather than more paper. So there is talk of America’s Asian creditors converting their IOUs into shares in US corporations and property. Sovereign wealth funds from the Arab oil states and Singapore may soon demand chunks of premier US corporations and property. In the 19th century, European imperial powers used to force loans on China and local rulers in the Mid East and Latin America. When the locals could not pay off their debts, parts of their territory was seized. Russia was forced to sell Alaska to the US for next to nothing when it could not repay its debts. China’s coast was carved up by the British, French, Germans, Russians, Americans and Japanese. These imperial foreclosures created the trading ‘concessions’ of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tsingtao, Tianjin, and Port Arthur. Now, it’s payback time for China. How ironic that the Chinese Communists have ended up with a so-far sound financial system while the Wall Street bandit capitalists have gone bust.To help pay is monster debts, I suggest Washington consider selling Louisiana back to France. Canada, ought to pick up Florida for a song. Canadians have a manifest destiny for sunshine. Mexico will want to buy Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. Russia, of course, will buy back Alaska and Washington State. China will purchase California; San Francisco will become ‘New Beijing’. Japan will buy up Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Hawaii. Holland will repossess New York State, and Germany will buy Pennsylvania and Minnesota. Pakistan’s move into China’s financial embrace is a harbinger of things to come. Unless the US quickly repairs its economy, its world power could slip away as quickly as post-war Britain’s, leaving China, Japan, Russia, the EU and India as the world’s new superpowers. This may not be so awful. All power, as Lord Acton famously said, corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely. A world with more balanced, diffused power may be preferable. But what if cash-rich China steps into America’s imperial boots much sooner than anyone expected? n — Copyright Eric Margolis DAWN
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