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SINDHI-SPEAKING SINDHI WOULD BE A CANDIDATE FROM KARACHI SHOULD THE MQM DICIDES TO CONTEST ELECTIONS - ALTAF HUSSAINSINDHI-SPEAKING - ALTAF HUSSAIN

Mr Altaf Hussain maintained that the Establishment had created misunderstandings between the permanent citizens of Sindh through its agents within Urdu and Sindhi-speaking Sindhi segments but now with the grace of God and in benediction of the Shah Latif RH, the misunderstandings are diminishing. He

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STEPHEN GILL WILL BE A FEATURED POET IN TEXAS<br>HE WILL PRESENT HIS POETRY ABOUT PEACE AND SOCIAL CONCERNS

Some government and non government agencies which are sponsoring the Austin International Poetry Festival include the City of Austin, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Writers' League of Texas. The festival is held across the city of Austin in galleries, book stores, coffee houses and meeting ha

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CHRISTIANS REJECT "JOINT ELCTORATE SYSTEM" IN PAKISTAN.<br>Two churches to meet on March 9, to launch struggle against JES. Bishop T. Nasir.

Two major churches will meet on 9th of March 2002 to decide the future strategy that will include boycott of general elections to be held in October 2002. The Christian community feels that the government while abolishing the "Islamic Theocracy" has imposed "Christian Theocracy" on Christian communi

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SUPREME COURT ORDERS FULL HEARING ON BLASPHEMY CASE - Pakistani Christian Ayub Masih Granted Final Appeal.... by Barbara G. Baker.

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled that Masih's appeal was "a fit case for further consideration" in light of apparent legal irregularities in his prosecution. Set for review before three or more Supreme Court justices, the case is expected to be heard "within the next two or three months,

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Repeal of blasphemy laws urged by Christians. Naseem Dean.

He said that letter of gratitude was mailed to government of pakistan on introduction of joint election system in pakistan but Christians around world are surprised on the announcements by the government that sections of Islamic laws in constitution shall not be changed. Mr. Dean condemned the role

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Restoration of Christian's seats in parliament demanded.<br>PCP. Correspondent.

Mr. Gill the President of Adventure Congress delivers a press release that the decision taken by the government to have a joint elections is a good step, which was the demand of the minorities. Almost all the well-known Politicians and the enterlectuvallhave appreciated it. Because of this hatred, d

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An Open Letter to the Islamic Faith<br>By Rev. Patrick Augustine. A Pakistani native Pastor in US.

The Rev. Canon Patrick P. Augustine is rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Waynesboro, Virginia. A native Pakistani, he holds an extensive resume in interfaith work. He has traveled recently to several nations experiencing religious violence, including the Sudan and Pakistan. Canon Augustine

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Christian woman to be stoned to death<br>By Uwe Siemon-Netto

According to HRW spokeswoman Jemera Rone, information available about this case is spotty.
However, in its letter to Bashir, HRW stressed, "The man with whom (the woman) allegedly had sex was not tried, because the court lacked sufficient evidence to prosecute him."

The trial was conducted in

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Pakistani Group Threatens to Kill Reporter.<br>January 30, 2002.

The e-mail, sent to The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The New York Times, among others, accused correspondent Daniel Pearl of being a spy for Israel. It also warned other U.S. journalists in Pakistan to leave the country within three days.

"We have interrogated Mr. D. Pearl and have come to the c

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Abolishment of Christian reserved seats in parliament condemned. George Felix.<br>Pakistani Christians moot in London on Feb.9 to launch campaign.

He said the he always demanded the joint electorate system for Christians but he was gravely concerned to end the minority representation in parliament contrary to constitution of Pakistan by this government. He added that reservation seats for technocrats are against the constitution.

Mr. Felix

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CHRISTIANS SUBJECTED TO INHUMANE CONDITIONS IN SAUDI PRISON<br>By BSF. London.

After repeated protest calls and letters to U.S. and Saudi government officials from the Washington, DC human rights organization International Christian Concern (ICC), and other groups, six of the fourteen detained Christians being held in Saudi Arabia have been released and deported. However, ther

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Government urged to introduce Dual Voting system for minorities in Pakistan. Dual vote is only solution to end SES and JES controversy.<br>Nazir Bhatti

Mr. Bhatti said that PPP and PML have been committed to Dual Vote for minorities in their respective regimes and this is the only solution to end the controversy of Joint Electorate and Separate Electorate for minorities in Pakistan. Discussing the Dual Voting, he said, that in Pakistan Kashmir Musl

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BLUNDER OF 2002. The "Joint Electorate System" [JES] will result in disappearance of Christian representation on national and international level. Bishop T. Nasir.

We witnessed it in 1964 Basic Democracy Elections, 1970 general elections and 1977 "rigged" elections. Late General Zia-Ul-Haq introduced "SES" on demand of Christian leadership of that time enabled Christians to have their own representatives at Provincial and National level. Although the Christia

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Christians condemn the decision to abolish minority seats in Parliament. Government not empowered by Supreme Court to amend constitution. Separate electorate was duly endorsed as part of constitution.<br>By Nazir Bhatti

He said that minorities voice in parliament was only this representation but instead of taking notice of increase in seats for minorities proportional to their population, the military government decision to abolish the minority seats is contrary to powers rendered to this regime by the supreme cour

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Separate electorate system is true political voice of minorities in Pakistan. <br>By Nazir Bhatti.

The voice of few Christians and some NGO representatives against separate electorate system, confirms that they do not enjoy the confidence of poor Christians to get their votes to reach in parliament and they attempt to misled the national and international community that separate electorate system



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