14 aug

Pakistan marks 73 years of Independence with traditional zeal across the country

(Fri. 14th August 2020)

The celebrations of the 73rd anniversary of Independence Day began with traditional zeal and fervor across the country as a change of guard ceremonies were held at Jinnah Mausoleum in Karachi and Iqbal’s Mausoleum in Lahore.

KARACHI – Governor of Sindh, Imran Ismail and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah along with others on Friday visited the mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to pay homage to the great leader on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan.

The Governor of Sindh and the Sindh CM also laid floral wreaths and offered fateha for the soul of Quaid-e-Azam. They also prayed for the development and prosperity and establishment of ever-lasting peace in the country.

In their Independence Day messages, Pakistan’s President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the nation, recalled the sacrifices of the country’s forefathers and those who fought for and laid down their lives in defenses of the country. President Alvi also used the occasion to assure whom he called the “resilient people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir” that Pakistan will “continue to support them in their just struggle for their right to self-determination as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council resolutions.” Both India and Pakistan lay claim to the disputed region.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said in his holiday statement, “The day is an occasion to pay tribute to all those sons of the soil who laid their lives while defending and protecting territorial as well as ideological frontiers of the motherland.”

PM Khan pledged to “continue pursuing” the ideals of the nation’s founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who is better known as Quaid-e-Azam in Pakistan.



Pakistan’s behavioural shift: Foreign Ministry invites Taliban for official talks

Tweets by Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheed (24/8/2020)

“Today, a high-level delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Political Deputy-Amir, IEA and Director of the Political Office, left for Pakistan at the invitation of Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry.

“The delegation will hold talks with senior Pakistani officials about recent developments in Afghanistan’s peace process, relaxation and facilitation of peoples’ movement and trade between the two neighbouring countries, issues related to the Afghan refugees in Pakistan and other related topics.

“The Islamic Emirate as per its political policy pays visits to regional and world’s countries from time to time for furthering positive relations and conveying its views and stance to the world about the peace process.These visits were postponed due to the spread of COVID-19 but the series has been resumed now.

“Delegations of the Political Office will pay more visits to other countries in near future as well.”


Insight and Foresight

By Samson Simon Sharaf

There is a difference between an illusion of victory and an actual victory. While an illusion is euphoric and misleading in many contexts, a victory is victory; confirmed and stamped. Great nations are not built on foundations of lies; fascist like Hitler’s Germany are. Why India continues to do so will have its limits. Indian illusion of victories over China and Pakistan shall fall flat.

On 26 February 2019, India despatched a flight of Mirage 2000 supported by Israeli AWACS, jammers, drones and interceptors challenged by Pakistan Air Force. The incursion was supported by diversions in Punjab and Sindh. The armada of RUKMA VIMANA then conducted an exit loop violating Pakistan’s airspace and hastily dropping their payload in a forest.

Later, foreign media in Pakistan toured the bombed sites and confirmed there were no targets in the area. What happened to this armada of Indian greatness is now history. The aircrafts lost communications and control, were blinded, jettisoned payloads and exited Pakistan in haste. Neither the diversion nor the punishment had the desired effects. To understand RUKMA VIMANA, it is important to comprehend the ingredients of this motivation. In pre historic Baghavad Gita, this is how such an armada is described in an assumed destruction of Mohenjo-Daro and Harrapa.

“We beheld in the sky what appeared to us to be a mass of scarlet cloud resembling the fierce flames of a blazing fire. From that mass many blazing missiles flashed, and tremendous roars, like the noise of a thousand drums beaten at once. And from it fell many weapons winged with gold and thousands of thunderbolts, with loud explosions, and many hundreds of fiery wheel.”

Vaimānika Śāstra

Pakistan retaliated shattering the myth of Indian surveillance and electronic warfare and blinding it for as long as Pakistan’s retaliation was in execution. The Indian military chief was deliberately spared his life. Two Indian aircrafts were shot including a pilot captured. In a state of confusion, Indian missile defence shot down its own chopper.

On 27/28 February, India locked six sites in Pakistan with surface to surface missiles while its nuclear powered Arihant-class submarine stealthily crept into Pakistan’s Exclusive Economic Zone. This submarine was forced to surface by Pakistan navy and escorted out of Pakistani waters. UN Security Council members were engaged and told that Pakistan would respond the moment Indian missiles are fired. Modi, the self- incarnated Arjuna of Baghavad Gita blinked?

In a fourth incident of being blinded, India did not have the time to blink. Chinese domination in East Ladakh was effective to a point that it happened even before India realised what hit them. In all four incidents the Indian response was, “What if we had Rafale Fighters”. Great nations do not exist and become great on borrowed prowess. They have to have it within themselves.

How can five Rafales, most of them trainers become game changers? The game changer is not superior aircrafts and technology but the ability to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum and cyberspace. Pakistanis thrice and Chinese once demonstrated this capability against India. Few days ago USAF suffered a similar attack in South China Sea. Rafale or F 35, the end result will always be similar. This is why I call it the Sixth Generation Warfare.


Rains rupture Sindh, Karachi : 36 dead as unprecedented storms drown city of lights

Heavy monsoon rains have broken a 36-year-old downpour record in the month of August in capital city Karachi of Pakistan’s south Sindh province, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said. Torrential rain lashed Karachi, causing widespread flooding, as downpours in August shattered 89-year-old records for the city, meteorological officials said.

KARACHI: Karachi faced worst urban flooding of its history on Thursday 27th Aug. 2020, when an unprecedentedly heavy and unpredictable spell of rain wreaked havoc in Karachi yet again, killing at least 14 people.

Thousands of people remained stuck in their offices till the filing of this report on Thursday night as public and private transport vanished from the streets, cars, motorcycles, buses and even trucks submerged in several feet deep water while several cars and vehicles were swept away in strong currents of water in the city.

Volunteers of various organizations including Edhi ,Al-Khidmat Foundation, Chipa and others rescued hundreds of people on roads and shifted them to safer locations after they were trapped on roads. People rescued the staff of police mobile, trapped in a strong current of water on Shahrah-e-Faisal near Nursery and Sharah-e-Quaideen bridge.

Faisal Base recorded 223.5 mm of rain, followed by 191.1 at Surjani, 167.5 at Kemari, 166.6 at North Karachi, 159.1 a Paposh area of Nazimabad while other city areas also received between 100 to 150 mm of rain on Thursday. “Karachi never received such heavy rains before in August or even in the entire monsoon season in last 90 years.

Almost 95 per cent of Karachi remained without electricity following the start of rain and it continued till the filing of this report, most of Karachi remained without power, causing immense hardship to people.

Hub Dam fills to maximum capacity

The water level in Hub Dam, which supplies drinking water to Karachi and meets the water needs of several areas in Balochistan, crossed the 339-foot mark today and filled to its maximum capacity for the first time in 13 years.

The water level in the dam had risen due to the recent spell of torrential rains in Karachi and Sindh and has now begun to flow out from the spillways into the sea near Mubarak Village.

‘Source: The News International/Dawn News’

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