D.C. must provide answers on the unprovoked killing of Javed BhuttoThe Post's View (Opinion) Nov 10, 2019


JAVED BHUTTO was shot and killed March 1 as he unloaded groceries from the trunk of his car in the parking lot of his condo complex in Southeast Washington. His alleged killer was his neighbor, a man who had killed someone else in another unprovoked shooting but had been found not guilty by reason of insanity, and was released after …

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Murder Case in DC Raises Questions about the Insanity Defense and Predictions of Dangerousness.Michael Mullen


A recent murder has raised a number of broader deeper issues regarding the insanity defense and the danger that those found to be insane pose to society. Unfortunately there is a societal myth, that has been disproved by sociological empirical studies, that persons with mental illness pose a greater risk to society than those who don’t have a mental illness. …

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No sane reason Hilman Jordan was let out of a D.C. mental hospital 17 years after shooting a man. Now he’s accused of killing again. By Paul M. Duggan The Washington Post (Sept 4, 2019)


Javed Bhutto, a caregiver to mentally disabled adults, got home from work about 11 that morning with bags of groceries in his Toyota Corolla. After his overnight shift at a residential facility, he had stopped in a supermarket with a list from his wife. In the parking lot of the small condo complex where the couple lived, he stepped out …

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SANA Announces Jawaid Bhutto Scholarship35th Convention Resolves in Favor of Jawaid Bhutto Department of Philosophy


Sindhi Association of North America has concluded its 35th convention in Toronto with the announcement of the Jawaid Bhutto scholarship for students in Pakistan. SANA also resolved in favor of naming Jawaid’s former department at Sindh University the `Jawaid Bhutto Department of Philosophy.’ Moreover, participants extended support to a future Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences to be created in …

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In Memory of Jawaid BhuttoPoem by Khalil Gibran


It was but yesterday that you were moving with the moving sea and you were shoreless and without a self Then the wind, the breath of Life wove you, a veil of light on her face Then her hand gathered you and gave you form, and with a head held high you sought the heights But the sea followed after …

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Khalil Gibran Speaks of Marriage

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You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.

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If only Ignorance had not been Bliss


Barely a month before the attack on him, Jawaid sat in his living room, blissfully unaware of the evil that was being plotted underneath our condo unit. After decades of hard struggle, the `American dream,’ of finding work in one city.. and supporting near and dear ones.. had become a reality. The tranquility on his face was emblematic of the …

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MEMORIESBy Nafisa Hoodbhoy


Like yellow falling leaves on a warm summers eve, Flutter and fall on fading heaps, The winds of time swirl them aloft, And light them to the eye in sunny beams, So memories flutter before the eye, Of past tears, And past laughter, And I quiver like a boat tied to the shore, That can glide on roving waves no …

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Dont say goodbye

I wandered through the earth, My heart was heavy with yearning, My spirit scoured the angry seas to find a sorrow bearer, The earth I tread shall cover soon my unfulfilled soul, For death is the only peace, That follows the torture of desire, I wandered lone in search of God through the blindness of the earth, If the earth …

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Pompeo, meeting Pakistan, calls on Taliban to negotiateFrance 24 (Oct 3, 2018)


WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Afghanistan’s Taliban to come to the table to end the long-running war as he called on Pakistan to play a supportive role, the State Department said Wednesday. Pompeo met in Washington with Pakistan’s foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in the latest US outreach to the government of new Prime Minister …

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“If They Can, They Will”: The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearing and the Angry Politics of Now There are two Americas, growing more enraged by the minute, and they are not listening to each otherSusan B. Glasser The New Yorker (Sept 28, 2018)


How could we have expected anything from Trump’s Washington other than the circus that unfolded on Capitol Hill on Thursday over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh? In the course of eight agonizing hours in a wood-panelled hearing room, tears were shed, tweets were sent, fists were pounded. At the end of the day, as at the beginning, the …

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Americans Were Among 22 Killed in Kabul Hotel Attack, U.S. SaysBy MUJIB MASHAL and JAWAD SUKHANYAR JAN. 23, 2018 The New York Times


KABUL, Afghanistan — The State Department said on Tuesday that United States citizens were among the victims of the Taliban attack on a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, over the weekend, which killed 22 people. American officials said they were not yet able to publicly identify the citizens who were killed or injured, but Afghan officials said it appeared that at …

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The C.I.A.’s Maddening Relationship with PakistanBy Nicholas Schmidle January 12, 2018 (The New Yorker)


Thirteen years ago, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Pakistan with a list. He pulled it from his shirt pocket during a meeting with President Pervez Musharraf, and told the general how, during a recent Oval Office gathering, President George W. Bush had expressed bewilderment and annoyance that most of the terrorists on the list were suspected of hiding out …

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Here we go againBy Irfan Hussain Dawn (July 15, 2017)


When Nawaz Sharif and his cronies brandished photographs of Rockwood Estate — known in Pakistan as ‘Surrey Palace’ — back in 1995, Benazir Bhutto denied knowledge and ownership of the property. But as more details emerged, it became clear that Asif Zardari had indeed bought the 350-acre (141 hectares) estate. He sold it in 2005 for £4 million, but must …

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Is Dawn Leaks notification an attempt to cover up truth?By Ayaz Khan The Express Tribune April 30, 2017


LAHORE: While it appears that the report of the inquiry committee on Dawn Leaks has been secured somewhere, the notification issued with the signature of Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Fawad Hasan Fawad says the premier has approved the panel’s recommendations. The ink on the notification had not even dried when the military’s top spokesman rejected it as ‘incomplete’. Both the …

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140 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Base, Official SaysBy MUJIB MASHAL APRIL 22, 2017 The New York Times


KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after a lethal Taliban assault on an army base in northern Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday that at least 140 soldiers had been killed, making it the single deadliest known attack on an Afghan military base in the course of the long war. “Today, there was even a shortage of coffins,” said the official, …

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Nakedly corrupt – Editorial (Express Tribune)The removal of AD Khawaja will directly impact the ongoing ‘Karachi operation'


Corruption in public life and offices usually has the decency to find itself a fig leaf to hide behind as it goes about its dirty business, but no such modesty on display with the removal of the Inspector General of Police (IG), AD Khawaja. This man is by all accounts an exemplary police officer with a track record of being …

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China Learns How to Get Trump’s Ear: Through Jared KushnerBy MARK LANDLER APRIL 2, 2017 (The New York Times)


WASHINGTON — When President Trump welcomes President Xi Jinping of China to his palm-fringed Florida club for two days of meetings on Thursday, the studied informality of the gathering will bear the handiwork of two people: China’s ambassador to Washington and Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The Chinese ambassador, Cui Tiankai, has established a busy back channel to Mr. Kushner, …

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Pakistan blast: Parachinar bomb leaves at least 22 deadbbc.com


At least 22 people have been killed and more than 70 injured in a blast outside a mosque in north-west Pakistan. The explosion happened in the city of Parachinar, a mainly Shia Muslim area on the Afghan border. Reports say a car packed with explosives was left near the women’s entrance of the mosque as people gathered for Friday prayers. …

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Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan in `high threat zones’Reuters


Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan’s army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries. Pakistan has blamed Pakistani Taliban militants it says are based on Afghan soil for a spate of attacks at home in recent months, …

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