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By:Zaid Hamid
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2010, 12:24 am

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Kind

Dear brothers and sisters,

السلام عليکم و رحمۃ اللہ و برکاتہ

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Jinnah: The Legend

Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the voice of one hundred million Muslims, fought for their religious, social and economic freedom. Throughout history no single man yielded as much power as the Quaid-i-Azam, and yet remained uncorrupted by that power. Not many men in history can boast of creating a nation single handedly and altering the map of the world but Jinnah did so and thus became a legend.


National News

Chemical used in ‘well-planned’ arson attacks

Most of the chemicals used in explosives is imported from India. Sometimes back the security forces have seized such chemical, explosive from terrorists in Karachi which was made by Indian manufacturers. The investigations now found that post-Karachi blast arson was pre-planned and chemicals were used for the purpose. Over 10,000 people have lost their jobs because of a blaze which also about 3,000 shops located between Light House and Boulton Market in city. An estimated loss of Rs30 billion has been incurred.

“KARACHI: As firefighters succeeded in dousing the flames engulfing more than 2,000 shops on M.A. Jinnah Road following over 20 hours of effort on Tuesday, they found ‘obvious’ signs of chemicals used in the arson, lending credence to the suspicions of traders and investigators who see the arson as a premeditated and well-planned strike after a deadly attack on the Muharram procession that killed about 43 people on Monday.”

Post-attack violence was preplanned, says Malik

“KARACHI: An independent inquiry would be conducted into the fire that erupted in the aftermath of the Karachi suicide attack, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Tuesday, and alleged that the violence was “preplanned”. Addressing journalists, Malik said, “The fire ... seems to [have been] preplanned ... that is why we have ordered an independent investigation.”

Pakistan denies transfer of N-material to N. Korea

The western media is willingly trying to cash the dead horse by highlighting the old lies about transfer of N-material to N Korea.

“ISLAMABAD: Pakistan rejected on Tuesday allegations about involvement of the political and military leadership in transfer of nuclear-related material to North Korea by Dr A.Q. Khan in the 1990s.”

CNG dealers go on strike for indefinite period

The negligence of energy sector by successive governments has deepened the crisis in the country which needs some drastic measures at policy level. Utilizing Gwadr Port affectively, tapping the current energy sources and enhancing ties with China further is need of the hour as China has already grabbed the much needed energy sector from Myanmar, to South Africa and the latest is CARs.

“KARACHI: CNG owners went on a countrywide strike against the proposed gas price hike as well as the two-day weekly closure of the filling stations under load management schedule in Potohar Region.”

Bomb blast injures man, damages NATO tanker in Sibi

The second attack on NATO, US supplies in Balochistan in the last two days, indicate that US is unwelcome.

“SIBI: A bomb blast near a hotel in Sibi on Tuesday injured the driver of a NATO oil tanker and damaged his vehicle. According to police, the drivers parked the oil tankers near a local hotel in Sibi at night, during which, unidentified men placed two boxes filled with explosives under the tankers. The explosives detonated as soon as the driver switched on the engine in the morning, injuring the driver and damaging the vehicle. Law enforcement personnel reached the spot and defused a separate bomb placed under another tanker. App”

Regional NEWS

Indian Army reworks war doctrine for Pakistan, China

Those who had been advocating to Pakistani masses that India is not a threat to Pakistan should open their eyes now and smell the coffee. For the last one decade India has been working on new doctrine to attack Pakistan and China from different fronts. The Indian government as well as its ‘orange’ media had been running warmongering psy-ops against China and Pakistan in recent months as a part of this new Indian army doctrine.

“NEW DELHI: The Army is now revising its five-year-old doctrine to effectively meet the challenges of a possible `two-front war' with China and
Pakistan, deal with asymmetric and fourth-generation warfare, enhance strategic reach and joint operations with IAF and Navy.”


Fire breaks out at Indian nuclear center BARC, two research students killed

Interestingly the Indian as well as International media is downplaying such news as bellow about risks to Indian nuclear weapons as the said news was reported by few Indian newspapers as third or forth page news. The safety of Indian nuclear weapons is at risk and it is very much possible to fall into the hands of Hindu extremists any time keeping in view the un-ending mishaps at the Indian nuclear centers since decades. Besides there is no Control and Command Authority viz a viz safety of Indian nukes.

“A fire broke out in a chemical lab at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in suburban Trombay on Monday leaving two persons dead.”

India hit by new state protests

The unnatural state of India is now on path of its logical end through disintegration. The so-called India aka Bharat has never been a united state in the history, rather it was always governed by different people from different faiths as well as ethnicity. The dream of Akhand Bharat was built on fault-lines which can never come true.

“Large parts of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) have shut down in a strike called by the supporters of a new state.
Strict security has been imposed in 10 districts of the state and more than 100,000 security personnel deployed.
Fearing violence, the authorities have cancelled 9,000 buses and 165 trains.”


India campaign for Gorkha state gathers pace

“Driving up into the Darjeeling hills one thing quickly becomes apparent - and it's a deliberate message for outsiders.
The green, white and yellow of Gorkhaland is everywhere - painted on walls, on curb stones, on banners and posters.

"Welcome to Gorkhaland", they boldly declare. "Gorkhaland is our birthright."
The demand for a separate state within India for the Gorkhas isn't new. This is a campaign that started more than 100 years ago.”


Hyderabad, Telangana region hit by bandh in support of statehood

“HYDERABAD: Normal life was affected across Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday as the bandh called by Telangana Joint Action Committee in support of a separate state began this morning.”


Afghanistan children killed 'during Western operation'

Afghan civilians have been killed by US/NATO forces every now and then. It is unfortunately the Afghan puppet President, Karzai has tried to cover up US crime by putting the blame on “Western” forces for killing of innocent Afghan schoolchildren. Although it is a reported that a Western official told AFP that US special forces had been conducting operations in the said area.

“At least 10 Afghan civilians, including eight schoolchildren, have been killed in fighting involving Western troops, President Hamid Karzai has said.
Mr Karzai said the deaths occurred during military operations in eastern Kunar province two days ago.”

Forces Capture Taliban Commanders in Afghanistan

The occupying forces in Afghanistan trying to throw dust in the eyes of the world through such claims of arresting Taliban commanders because the areas mentioned in the bellow news item including Kandahar and Khost are virtually inaccessible to NATO/US forces.

“KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan and international security forces captured some Taliban commanders and other suspected militants and seized weapons yesterday in Kandahar and Khowst, Afghanistan, military officials reported.”

Iran Nuke Document Was Forged: U.S. Intelligence

With passage of time the psy-ops based on lies against Muslim countries by Zionists is exposing rapidly.

“U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a "neutron initiator" for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.”

Political Axis

PPP itself to be blamed, says Nawaz

The elements, rulers who were imposed upon the mentioned political party against the will of the majority have not only been damaging the political stature of the party but also had harmed the country’s image.

“LAHORE: Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan People’s Party government will have to blame itself if “other people” took advantage of the situation.”

U.S. fears civilian leaders soon may fall in Pakistan

The changes at the political landscape of the country are expected in the coming year.

“The Obama administration also is worried that upheaval is imminent, and that the collapse of Zardari's government could force the U.S. to choose between defending democracy or opting for whatever stability that military rule could offer, senior officials said.”

Global NEWS

Putin warns US over missile defence

US had placed missile defence shields in many regions directly targeting Russian defence including former Russian states. Such US plans are also hindering the new nuclear disarmament treaty between the two countries.

“Russia must develop new offensive weapons to counter US missile defences and prevent policymakers in Washington from feeling they can "do whatever they want," Vladimir Putin, the country's prime minister, has said”


Israel holds nuclear whistleblower

Where are the human rights organizations now when Israel is holding a man illegally?
“Mordechai Vanunu, who spent 18 years in jail for leaking details about Israeli nuclear programme, has been placed under house arrest. The former nuclear technician was confined to his house until Thursday as he waits for a formal indictment after being charged with violating a condition of his 2004 release from prison.”

Palestinians slam new Israeli settlement expansions

The Palestinian population is amassing into Gaza strip due to continued illegal expansion of Jewish settlements by Israeli Zionists.

“The Palestinian Authority has condemned Israel's move to build hundreds more housing units for settlers in the occupied East Jerusalem Al-Quds. "The Palestinian Authority strongly condemns the new decision to build in East Jerusalem and wonders whether there is a freeze of settlement activity or an intensification of it," AFP quoted chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat as saying.”

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