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Sep 17, 2009

Jaswant Singh (BJP), Jinnah and Pak India Relationship

Jaswant Singh, a former senior BJP leader will visit Pakistan on 26 September, 2009. He writes a book “JINNAH-India Partition Independence”. In which he revealed some truths and facts about partition and independence. But these facts could not be according to BJP and its Hindu Nationalist Roots. So BJP expelled Mr. Jaswant Singh from BJP. While banning the book last month, the Gujarat government had said that Mr. Singh’s book was “objectionable, misleading and against public tranquility”. But soon the Gujarat high court lifted the ban saying that the government had not “read the book” before imposing the ban.

The book examines the role of Congress party leader and the country’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Mr. Patel in the partition of India in 1947. Mr. Singh writes that Mr. Patel was “far off the mark” in many ways with his projections about the division and future of India. The question also arises here that why senior party leader L.K. Advani was not similarly punished after he openly described Mr. Jinnah as “secular” after a visit to Pakistan in 2005.

Jaswant Singh is also facing furor for being closely associated with Quaid’s daughter Dina Wadia and her son Nusli Wadia. It is an allegation that Nusli Wadia financed the book to glorify his grandfather’s image. Nusli Wadia denies it strongly.

Jaswant Singh is prepared for the launch of his book in Pakistan too. The Indian government has allowed Jaswant Singh to visit Pakistan on September 26 to promote his book. He would arrive in Karachi on September 26, before heading to Islamabad the next day to attend a book-launch ceremony at the Islamabad Press Club.

Jaswant Singh said that “he tried to build bridges with Pakistan but was tripped up by his own colleagues”. In a broader perspective it doesn’t matter how Indians see Jinnah as they only portray Gandhi and Nehru as their heroes criticizing Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is and will remain a fact that he is the founder of Pakistan and every Pakistani has a respect for him and will always respect him. The visit of Jaswant Singh to Pakistan
cannot change the mind set of the nation towards the great leader but it could earn some respect for Mr. Singh for at least being rational.

Sep 15, 2009

Role of Astronomy and Technology in Moon Sighting for Islamic Year


Scientist and Astrologists of Muslim world and specially of Pakistan could not introduce any technology or method for Lunar or Islamic calendar. Thats why we are facing problems each year in choosing the exact dates of Eid and other Festivals of having religious importance for Muslims.

Ruet-e-Hilal (Roweit e Helal) Committee is headed over by Mufti Muneebur Rehman. Eid-ul-Fitar Festival is performed in Pakistan on different days, usually it is on 2 different dates but it may also go up to 3. Majority of the people of NWFP and tribal areas celebrate this religious festival on the dates on which local scholars said. But rest of Pakistan and also a huge number of people from the NWFP also celebrate their Eid according to the dates of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.

Here the question is what is the solution of this conflict or dispute; some people says that we should follow Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Some other says that we should celebrate this one day after KSA and UAE. But the opinion of majority of the Pakistanis is that we should follow our own Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. But another issue has been raised by MMA, a political party of NWFP. MMA says that their should be a separate Moon Sighting Committee in NWFP.

Why we don’t follow setup of our federal government in this regard. And we are also making this religious festival a political issue!!!!!!

The government of Pakistan should form a Lunar Commission instead of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, which should comprises upon some famous Astrologists, Scientists, Researchers and Professional having expertise in Space. The commission should be funded without hurdles and it should use latest technology. May be in this way, we resolve this problem. having religious significance!!!!!

Increase in Poverty due to Price Inflation in Pakistan

Price Inflation in Pakistan has a major role in increasing the poverty. Un-official statistics shows that Pakistan is a country where the income of a person may be as low as 40 US Dollars per month and he has to support a COMPLETE FAMILY, which may comprise on his spouse, a large number of children, his siblings and his parents and even in some cases his grand parents too. According to government Pakistanis have 750$ per capita, so 62.5$ per person per month. And the price of 1 kg chicken is 3$. Who will tell us that how we can manage whole month with these 62.5$. And he has to pay a lot of taxes. In fact Pakistanis have to pay multiple taxes on each and every thing, even on the things which don’t exist.
The prices of majority commodities have gone up during the last one year, as never ending cycle of price escalation has pushed large number of items beyond the purchasing power of a common man. If we do a comprehensive analysis and comparison between prices of commodities from August 2008 to August 2009, it clearly emerges that the government has clearly failed to curb increase in price tendency by retailers and wholesalers, which has particularly gained momentum during the last one year. 
For the common man in the society it has become nearly impossible to support a family. It has become extremely hard to fulfill the needs of children regarding their food, health, education and entertainment. 

Price inflation in Petroleum products and in power sector has also affects the countries economy very badly.

Government has to take more concrete steps to overcome the rising cost of living that is being caused by soaring prices of essential commodities.

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