Civil Society

Jawaid’s Work Place in Virginia Pays Rich Tributes for his Services (June 15, 2019)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhLM3PyC2-Q

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Glowing tributes were paid on June 15 to Jawaid Bhutto for his work as a mental health counselor at Welford Street Community Residences Inc. in Virginia. The management of CRI and his colleagues described Jawaid as a thorough professional, who arrived on time, inspected the quarters to make sure that mentally challenged residents were “still alive” and then proceeded to …

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JB Assailant Locked up Without ParoleWashington DC, June 3, 2019

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In the first preliminary hearing held on Monday Jawaid Bhutto’s attacker was sent back to prison without the possibility of parole. Wearing an orange jump suit with his hands in handcuffs, defendant Hilman Ray Jordan was brought by US marshals in Judge Lee’s court and asked by the judge if he was prepared to face a preliminary hearing. On the …

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BAN THE GUNDawn Newspaper March 29, 2019

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ON March 1, a burst of gunfire snuffed out the life of a gentle soul in Washington D.C. He was a social worker helping the mentally challenged and drug addicts. He was Jawaid Bhutto, a teacher of philosophy and a progressive scholar in Pakistan before he moved to the US. I knew him as my friend and the husband of …

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Scholar Jawaid Bhutto’s murder termed great loss for SindhThe Newspaper's Staff Correspondent DAWN (March 23, 2019)

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HYDERABAD: Speakers at a condolence reference paid rich tribute to philos­opher and scholar Jawaid Bhutto, who was gunned down in Washington on March 2, and called him a great asset of Sindh. They were speaking at the programme organised by Progressive Writers Associa­tion and Awami Workers Party at Sindhi Language Authority on Friday. Late Jawaid’s widow and writer Nafisa Hoodbhoy …

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Glowing Tributes Paid to Jawaid Bhutto in KarachiMarch 17, 2019 (Voice of Sindh, London)

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The gathering in Karachi Arts Council was as untraditional as Jawaid Bhutto’s life had been. The portrait of him looking down on the gathering was the face of a thinker, a philosopher who reflected in the most intense way on the meaning of life. But Jawaid was no hardnosed intellectual. Instead, he was a `peoples person,’ loving the human spirit …

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Gathering in memory of Jawaid Bhutto

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Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi has arranged a sitting in memory of Jawaid Bhutto, a man of values, a progressive intellectual who lost his life in Washington DC on March 1, 2019 at the hands of a deranged killer. Friends will pay tribute to the man whose life was filled with love for his fellow beings, regardless of race, ethnicity, …

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SU VC pays glowing tribute to Javed Bhutto BUSINESS RECORDER REPORT Mar 12th, 2019 HYDERABAD

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Javed Bhutto was Socrates of Sindh. It was Sindh’s ambassador of love and peace to the world. People like Javed Bhutto stay immortal in the hearts of people on account of their intellectual contribution to society. Javed Bhutto’s death has created a void which will be hard to fill. This was stated by VC-SU Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat while …

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Philosopher Jawaid Bhutto laid to rest in ancestral burial groundThe Express Tribune Pakistan (March 12, 2019)

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HYDERABAD: Amid elegies sung by pall-bearers, the 64-year old intellectual and philosopher Jawaid Bhutto, who was shot dead in Washington DC on March 2, was laid to rest in a graveyard in Shikarpur district on Sunday. His funeral prayers were offered earlier at Faisal Mosque in Bath Island, Karachi, on Saturday night. Writers, poets, intellectuals and civil society activists, including …

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The life and death of Jawaid BhuttoDr Naazir Mahmood The News International (March 8, 2019)

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It was Sunday morning on March 3, 2019. The last day of the KLF was about to start when Dr Ayoub Shaikh posted on Facebook a most devastating piece of news for the friends and students of Jawaid Bhutto. He had been killed in broad daylight in the capital of the most advanced and powerful country of the world. Washington …

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Remembering Siddiq BalochBy Nafisa Hoodbhoy Daily Balochistan Express (Feb 13, 2019)

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Siddiq Baloch had a personality that made a distinct impression on people who met him. He was a moving force, fiercely proud in the Baloch tradition. His inquiring mind led him to explore independently, never willing to take other people’s account of reality. It also made him a fine journalist in Pakistan’s English language newspaper, Dawn where he sought answers …

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A Princess Vanishes. A Video Offers Alarming CluesBy Vivian Yee The New Times (Feb. 10, 2019)

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BEIRUT — The princess known as Sheikha Latifa had not left Dubai, the glittering emirate ruled by her father, in 18 years. Her requests to travel and study elsewhere had been denied. Her passport had been taken away. Her friends’ apartments were forbidden to her, her palace off-limits to them. At 32, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum went nowhere without …

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Pakistani journalist arrested for critical Twitter postsCommittee to Protect Journalists

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Washington, D.C., February 9, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to immediately release and drop all legal proceedings against Rizwan-ur-Rehman Razi, a TV host for Din News, a privately-owned Urdu-language news station. Razi was arrested and taken into custody this morning in Lahore, according to news reports and CPJ reporting. “Expressing opinions, even critical opinions, should …

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Fahmida Riaz passes away in LahoreThe News International (Nov 21, 2018)

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LAHORE: Well-known progressive Urdu writer, poet, human rights activist and feminist Fahmida Riaz has passed away on Wednesday night. She was 73 years of age. She passed away after a prolonged illness in Lahore where she was with her daughter Fahmida Riaz was born on July 28, 1945 in a literary family of Meerat, UP, India. Her family settled in …

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Interview Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai: ‘I became a person who hates all injustice’ – Alex Clark (Guardian UK)The activist and former teacher on returning to Pakistan for the first time since his daughter Malala was shot, and his new book, Let Her Fly

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Ziauddin Yousafzai: ‘I will fight for women’s rights, for girls’ education, for women’s empowerment.’ Ziauddin Yousafzai founded a school in the Swat valley, Pakistan, where girls and boys were educated together. When his eldest child, Malala, was shot at point-blank range by the Taliban in 2012 in retaliation for her activism, the family relocated to Birmingham. In 2014, Malala was …

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Jamal Khashoggi Disappears, a Mystery Rattling the MiddleBy David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard (Oct. 7, 2018) The New York Times

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LONDON — Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident, met two friends for lunch last Monday in London to discuss a newspaper column he had drafted lamenting the lack of free speech in the Arab world. “Everyone is fearful,” he wrote. But Mr. Khashoggi appeared to have little fear about his plans for the next day: to pick up a document …

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K-P authorities issue arrest warrants for Manzoor Pashteen, Ali WazirThe Express Tribune (September 14, 2018)

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PESHAWAR: Authorities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa ordered the arrest of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen, MNA Ali Wazir and six others. A letter issued by a senior police official in Swabi declared Pashteen, Wazir, Dr Said Alam Masood, Fazal Advocate, Khan Zaman, Mohsin Dawood, Samad Khan and Noorul Salam as proclaimed offenders. Police in Swabi confirmed to The Express Tribune …

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Why Imran Khan Must Bat for Civil Society in PakistanBy Ahmed Rashid (The New York Times) Sept 2, 2018

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Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan has set out an ambitious development and reform agenda. He is determined to reign in elite corruption and increase spending on health, education and women’s welfare. To carry out these important social programs, Mr. Khan needs the support of Pakistan’s battered and bruised civil society. He needs to put an end to the coercion …

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Committed to ‘sham’ democracyBy Dr Farzana Bari The Express Tribune (Aug 20, 2018)

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The political history of Pakistan is marred by repeated military coups and a rich tradition of people sacrificing their lives for the restoration of democratic rule in the country. Ironically, successive civilian governments failed to deliver on public goods. One of the main reasons for this failure is the classist nature of our ruling elite. Pakistan failed to dismantle local …

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SANA Convention Winds Down in Maryland

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If there is one word that describes why over 1,000 people flocked from across the US to attend the 34th annual convention of the Sindhi Association of North America in the Greater Washington area – it is the word nostalgia. Men, women and children from Sindhi families took advantage of the July 4 holiday in the middle of the week …

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SANA CONVENTION BEGINS JULY 6 IN DC AREA

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The Sindhi Association of North America will hold its 34th annual convention in the greater metropolitan DC area from July 6-9, 2018. The event which is being held to coincide with the July 4th independence day holiday has participants arriving from across the US, in what the organizers describe as a sold out event. The three day convention will be …

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