“While we divide life between Good and Bad deeds, we Forget to classify Mistakes as bad ones. We won’t be forgiven for our Mistakes which we reluctantly overlook. Thus, for our own sake, It is better that Mistakes be counted in Bad Deeds.”
Gothenburg Conference: Hazara Genocide in Pakistan; Challenges and Solutions
Organized by Shahmama & Salsal National Association, Sweden.
December, 01, 2012, Gothenburg,Sweden.
Speakers at the conference:
- Ustad Kazim Yazdani (Historian, author of ‘a research in the history of Hazaras’): A Brief History of Hazara people
- Dr.Saleem Javed (Freelance journalist, human rights activist): Hazara genocide in Quetta—Timeline and Motives
- Prof.Dr.Ishtiaq Ahmed (Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University. He is also Honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.): Religious and Sectarian Minorities in an Ideological State: The Case of Pakistan.
- Ali Dayan Hassan (Director at Human Rights Watch, Pakistan, Asia division): Deteriorating Human Rights Situations in Pakistan
Prof.Nazir Hussain (Educationist and social activist, Quetta)
- Ustad Boman Ali Qasimi (Writer, social activist): Hazara Persecution in Afghanistan
- Aref Farman (Novelist and president of Association for Protection of Afghan Refugees in Iran’): Closing speech and…
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“The ever changing Heroes”
By Haider Changezi
April 13, 2012 – Group Captain (Retd) Cecil Chaudry; a twice decorated war hero loses his battle against cancer; a sombre moment indeed. His passing away reminds me of the 1971 war – a war which Pakistanwas fighting with itself; it’s Eastern Wing. It ended on 17th Dec 1971 when the Pakistan Armed Forces surrendered and East Pakistan finally declared itself an independent country Bangladesh. This war reminds me of two war heroes;
The first hero is Wing Commander Mervyn Middlecoat. On the outbreak of war on 3rd Dec 1971 Wing Commander Middlecoat was sent on a strike mission inside enemy territory – on his way back from a successful mission he was engaged by enemy aircraft and in the ensuing dog fight shot down. He ejected but landed in Shark infested waters…his body was never found.
The other war hero is Flight Lieutenant Samad…
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