Desi Thoughts

Stick it to the Pakistanis

Posted by in Current Affairs, Pakistan, Politics

Stick it more i say, Pakistanis need to be pushed to the limit to realize how to work for their country and get rid of likes of Zardari, Sharif and everyone else. The problem with Pakistanis is that we will live in our cocoon and let the leaders of the country get away with everything. Pakistan cannot be fixed without the people rising up and taking care of the corrupt, Leaders are strong because the masses are weak, if someone would deal with corrupt politicians in a matter that sets an example…read more

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Karachi and Pakistan (A Solution)

Posted by in Pakistan, Politics, Thoughts

When we hit a 1000 dead then maybe we will do something about it. Until then we will just sit and watch. I don’t get it, Pakistan as a nation had become so ineffective that we can’t even fix our own house. I think the word castrated comes to mind. Our Armed forces can’t deal with the issues of security, Pakistani people are confused about whom to ask for help, we hate American help but can’t live without it. It is like a drug addict in denial that he/she is…read more

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How long can we wait (A view from over there)

Posted by in Current Affairs, Pakistan, Thoughts

Pakistan needs to be liberated, either by hook or crook, in my opinion either the Libyan style rebellion or a saner solution which I think is Imran khan. There is a lot of talk about Imran khan right now; his popularity is increasing much to the dismay of Zardari-Sharif and Co. But there are many who still doubt his leadership and qualities. You can always find plenty of articles or news segments about him in negative light from various news outlets, some call him a Taliban Sympathizer or some call…read more

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Intelligence not required

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I am a bad exam taker; I have had times when I have left exams without writing a single word on the paper because I couldn’t BS my way through it. I have always been in awe of people who are able to do exams and score well. I don’t know what my problem is but it surely is a problem. I have been struggling with a preliminary exam for some time. This December the window into that exam will close also and might never open again. If I fail…read more

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Mukhtaran Mai

Posted by in Current Affairs, Islamabadi, Pakistan, Politics

  The case and the verdict in Mukhtaran Mai is very sad state of affairs of Pakistan. What is even sadder is that the judiciary is being held responsible for the failure to deliver justice. I may not be an expert but it seems people who are holding the judiciary responsible (liberals, Feminists and other judiciary bashers from the current government in Pakistan) keep forgetting that the judge can only pass a judgment on facts and evidence presented to him/her in the court of law. They have to be unbiased…read more

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Friends

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Spending my life in parts has left me with no true friends I think. I lived in Pakistan until I was eleven and left all my school friends to move to Bahrain. Then spent my teenage years in Bahrain and made friends there. When it was time to move again, I had to leave all that. I moved back to Pakistan to a new adventure, without Email/Skype/Facebook during those days meant that those friends had better things to do. Leaving all behind in Bahrain was especially hard as all I…read more

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First meeting

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It was a Friday and I was getting ready to go for Jumah Prayer. This was five days after returning from Pakistan and I was all excited about life ahead. As I worked and the prepared to leave, my company President showed up in my room, I knew him very well and had some serious discussions on religion with him. He came to me and said “Rubeel I want you to meet someone”. He took me the office of the VP, by this time I was very naive about what…read more

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Politics (A rant)

Posted by in Current Affairs, Thoughts

When i came to the USA some 10 odd years ago, i witnessed the first election in 2000; it was closely fought and very controversial. I looked at the election from a distance as i was working odd jobs and trying to make a living. From what i saw from far was a noble system that was working so well for the people. I would think then that this is the way Pakistan needs to be at, with elections held and results handled so well (although the results that year…read more

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IN DEFENSE OF THE MUSLIM UMMAH

Posted by in Islam, Politics

Written by El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan SATURDAY, 02 JANUARY 2010 01:08 In Response to Attacks on Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki In last month’s edition of The Muslim Link, an article titled “Spokespersons Busy in Fort Hood Aftermath” (November 20, 2009) raised some serious concerns for this writer. The article quoted Imam Johari Abdul Malik, Imam Yahya Hendi and Asra Nomani in ways that required a response – both in the interest of balance and justice.The focus of the article centered around the controversies generated by Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaki’s response to the Fort…read more

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