How the East was lost- By: Naseer Memon (The News, 15th Dec 2013)
By: Naseer Memon
December dusts searing past to remind a reality that was preposterously denied for a quarter century and was recognized only after leaving an indelible trail of blood. While creation of Bangladesh entails a petrifying human catastrophe and an everlasting reference to state-perpetrated fratricide, it also trivialised a waffle narrative of Islamic-nationhood.
The episode reiterated that a multi-nation federation can only exist with socio-political justice, absence of which derides all ideological conjectures. Creation of Bangladesh reinforced the fact that Pakistan was not a creation of any Islamic ideology but was in fact a derivative of an ominous political alienation of Muslims in India. For Bengalis, Pakistan turned out to be a mere perpetuation of the same alienation. Flippant negation of their culture, abominable economic exploitation and brazen denial of their right to rule culminated into the birth of Bangladesh on December 16, 1971.
Dr. Javaid Laghari
Recommendations for new Local Government law in Sindh
By: Naseer Memon
It is very pertinent that the Sindh Government is taking serious steps towards a new local government law and eventually a local government system in the province. It is overdue and much desired, not just for the fulfillment of Constitutional obligation, Honorable Supreme Court’s orders or compliance to PPPP’s own manifesto but more importantly for effective service delivery at grassroots level which is unfortunately currently malfunctioning. Over the past few years, the Sindh Provincial Government had been oscillating between the local government law of 1979 and newly promulgated SPLGA 2012.
Name: Sundri Uttamchandani
Date of Birth:28-9-1924
Place of Birth:Hyderabad, Sindh (Pakistan).
Academic Attainments :M.A.
Address:12-B/2 Navjeevan Co.op. Society,
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Mumbai 400 016
Telephone Nos:(R) 91-22-2444 1130, 24464941
Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :
Sundri has specialized in Short story writing. She has written about 200 short stories, in addition to 12 One Act Plays & 2 Novels. A few most significant are given below: