Tag: Government

What is happening to US Tax Payer's Money?

Will Secretary EAD stand up to answer the queries on misuse of US Tax Payer’s money?    Trust for Voluntary organizations (TVO) a distinguished grant making facility is slowly dying an unnatural death due to bureaucratic neglect. It is pertinent to note here that TVO was established in 1988 under Special Development Fund (SDF) Agreement…

CFP: Solidarity International Nov-Dec, 2011

Call for Submissions for bi-monthly Solidarity International Nov-Dec, 2011 The  bi-monthly Solidarity International is seeking sumbissions for Nov-Dec, 2011 issue Submissions of original English poems and pieces of prose (memoir, criticism) or general and scholarly articles related to Pakistani English writing. Please send your submissions in Word or PDF format with your short bio and high resolution picture via…

Raja Jahangir Akhtar: A Hunger Strike Till "Death"

According to our sources in Pakistan, a local bussinessman and a lifetime activist has declared his intent to go on an indefinite hunger strike unless some of his demands about Islamabad and Pakistan are considered by the authorities. Mr. Raja, as is obvious from his press release, understands the futility of this gestures but hopes…

Pakistaniaat: Summer Issue Coming Soon!!!

Dear All: I just want to let you all know that the summer issue of Pakistaniaat will be published soon. We are really excited about this issue as it includes, besides so many other exciting articles, a Cluster of essays on Fawzia Afzal-Khan’s memoir, Lahore With Love. The memoir, as you might be aware, was…

An Open Letter by Senator Raza Rabbani

In the name of the people of Pakistan OPEN LETTER This letter is of a concerned Pakistani, who is seeing the State and its constitutional structures rendered helpless at the hands of terrorism. It has brought into question the writ of the State. It has brought into question the ability of the civilian government to…

Pakistan Economic Survey 2010-11

As the DAWN”s headline summarizes it all – “Most Targets Missed”; it was the raw strength of the economy that showed progress, whereas, the Government failed to implement the proposed economic reforms, perhaps due to its untimely fixation with the RGST (Reformed General Sales Tax – just like the Value-Added Tax) proposal.. http://vva.org/blog/?p=3240 Economic growth…

Enough Already: Let's Give Pakistan Some Love

Those of us who are addicted to news and the blogosphere are aware of the thrashing that Pakistan and Pakistan army ahs been getting from all quarters since Osama Bin Laden (OBL) was served a healthy dose of the same medicine that he himself was a master at concocting. Yes, he is dead, killed, kaput…

New Journal: The Social Movements

Provided below are some details about a new journal launched by the Institute for Social Movements, Pakistan. The Social Movements: A Journal of Independent Analysis and Research about Social Movements About: ‘The Social Movements’ is a journal for independent analysis and research regarding the social movements around the globe particularly in South Asia. The journal…

Happy Birthday: Pakistan Forum

Today is the third birthday of The Pakistan Forum, which was launched under the title “Pakistaniaat Forum” as a blog affiliated with Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies. Not surprisingly, our first ever blog post was about the journal: Pakistaniaat Call for Submissions–December Issue That issue was successfully published and since then we have published…