aik aur qatal

14 Aug

 

aik aur qatal

 
      منصف:شعیب گھمن           
               باپ اصل قصور وار یا بیٹی ذ مہ د ار
 پچھلے کچھ روز پہلے ایک پاکستانی جوڑے کو برطانیہ میں اپنی کو قتل کرنے کے جرم میں عمر قید سنا دی گئی.والدین کا کہنا ہے بیٹی کو یورپی کلچر  اپنانے کی وجہ سے قتل کیا ہے .اس کے بعد سوشل میڈیا میں دو طرح کی
بحث شروع ہو گئی.کچھ لوگوں نے ماں باپ کو قصور وار اور کچھ نے بیٹی کو سارے مسلے کا ذمدار بنا دیا.کچھ نے تو یورپی کلچر کو بیٹی کا بنیادی حق کا فتویٰ دے ڈالا.اس  سارےمسلے کو قریب سے دیکھنے کیے لئے میں نے ایک ایسے ہی ایک بدنصیب باپ سے ملاقات کا فیصلہ کیا .جو اٹلی کے شہربولونیا کی ایک جیل میں سات سال سے  قید ہے.١٩٩٠کے بعد بہت سے لوگوں نے یورپ کی جانب رخ کیا.نوید نے بھی اپنی اور اپنے تین بچوں کی تقدیر بدلنے کا خواب دیھکا اور اٹلی پہنچ گیا اور ایک فیکٹری میں محنت مزدوری شروع کر دی.نوید نے کچھ دیر بحد اپنا مکان بنک سے  قسطو ں پر لے لیا .اور اپنے بیوی  بچو ں  کواٹلی بلانے کا   فصیلہ کیا جلد ہی اس کے بیوی بچے اٹلی پہنچ گے.بچوں نےایک اٹالین سکول جانا شروع کر دیا. نوید کی زندگی میں ایک بہار سی آ گی سارے خواب سچ دکھائی دینے لگے . ا س کی بڑی بیٹی اقرا ڈ اکڑ بننا چاہتی تھی نوید نے ا س کو اگے پڑھنے کی اجازت دے دی .دی نوید کے قریبی دوست اور دیگر کچھ لوگوں نے اس بات کی محالفت کی مگر نوید نے اپنی بیٹی کی حمایت جاری  رکھی.اقرا ایک بہت زہین بیٹی  تھی لیکن تھوڑی ضد ی اور باپ کی لاڈلی بیٹی تھی .ماریو  بھی اقرا کا کلاس فیلو تھا کچھ دیر بعد دونوں کے درمیان دوستی ہو گئی اور ایک دوسرے کو پسند کرنے لگے نوید نے ایک دکان بھی خرید لی اور اپنا کاروبار شروع کر دیا .مبین اور ناصر  نے سکول کے بعد باپ کا ہاتھ  بٹانا شروع کیا اور اچھی خاصی آمدنی ہونے لگی .نوید اب بہت خو ش تھا اس کا خواب حقیقت میں تبدیل ہو چکا تھا.اسی دوران ناصر کے ایک دوست نے اقرا اور ماریو کو ایک ساتھ دھیکا اور ناصر کو بتایا ناصر نے اس بات کو اپنی ماں فریدہ  کو بتایا. والدہ نے ناصر کو منح کیا کے اس بات کا کسی صورت نوید کو علم نہیں ہونا چایے.فریدہ نے اقرا کو بہت سمجھانے کی  کو شش کی . ماریو تو  ایک غیر مسلم لڑکا ھے اور ہمارا مذہب اس چیز کی اجازت  نہیں دیتا لیکن اقرا نے کسی کی سننے سے انکار کر دیا   .ایک روز نوید کے ایک دوست نے اقرا اور ماریو کو ساتھ دیھکنے کے بعد اس کو بتایا.نوید نے اس بات کا یقین نہ کیا مگر فریدہ سے گھر جا کر بات کی فریدہ  یہ بات سن کر رو  پڑی اور کہا  وہ اقرا کو کچھ دیر کے لئے پاکستان لے  کر جانا چاہتی ہے.شاید اسی طرح اقرا اپنا فیصلہ بدل ڈالے .لیکن اقرا نے پاکستان جانے سے انکار کر دیا کے وہ ماریو کو اکیلا چھوڑ کر کہیں نہیں جانا چاہتی ہے.نوید کے دوستوں میں اقرا  اور ماریو کی دوستی کی بات جنگل میں اگ کی طرح پھیل چکی تھی .ہر آدمی کی زبان پر اقرا اور ماریو کی دوستی کا چرچا ہونے لگا.نوید نے اپنے بیوی بچو ں کو پاکستان بھجنے کا فیصلہ کر لیا مگر اقرا نے ایک مرتبہ پھر  کسی صورت  بھی پاکستان جانے سے انکار کر دیا اور گھر چھوڑنے کی دھمکی د ے ڈالی.نوید نے  اس سارے مسلے  کا ایک بہت بھیانک حل ڈوندا.اس  نے فریدہ اور دونوں   بیٹوں کو پاکستان جانے کی ٹکٹ خریدی اور اسی رات  اقرا کو قتل کر دیا.اس کے  بعد  پولیس کو فون کر دیا اب وہ اپنی اسی  لاڈلی  بیٹی کا قتل بن چکا تھا جس کے لئے اس نے دن  رات  مزدوری کی اس کو ڈاکٹر بنا نے کا خواب دیھکا لیکن اس کا خواب ٹوٹ گیا تھا . وہ کچھ لوگوں کی نظروں میں غیرت مند باپ اور کچھ کی نظر میں ایک سفاک قاتل تھا .عدالت نے  اس کو عمر قید کی سزا دی  لیکن نوید کے پاس اپنے کیے کا کوئی جواب نہیں ھے.اس کے مطابق اس کو اپنے بیوی بچوں کو اٹلی لانے کی سزا مل رہی ہے.اب نوید کا ایک ہی سوال ہے وہ غیرت مند باپ ہے  یا ایک سفاک قاتل  فیصلہ اپ کریں ،،،

last drama

12 Aug

Athlete dies in New York-area Ironman competition

12 Aug

Athlete dies in New York-area

 

 

 

Athlete dies in New York-area Ironman competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:42pm EDT

(Reuters) – A competitor in the Ironman U.S. Championship died on Saturday after struggling during the swim portion of the race in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, a race spokeswoman said.
The cause of death was not immediately clear, and race organizers were awaiting autopsy results, Emily Vicker, a spokeswoman for the Aquadraat Sports Ironman U.S. Championship, said in a statement.
The competitor’s name was not immediately released.
“The athlete experienced distress during the swim portion of the race, received immediate on-site medical attention and was transported to a nearby hospital,” Vicker said.
Jordan Rapp won the Ironman competition on Saturday with a time of eight hours, 11 minutes and 18 seconds, according to the website Ironman.com.
In the women’s competition, Mary Beth Ellis won with a time of nine hours, two minutes and 48 seconds, the site said.
The swim portion of the event had been threatened earlier this week when a sewer line broke around Tarrytown, about 30 miles north of New York.
Several million gallons of chlorinated sewage were discharged into the Hudson River as part of the repairs.
On Thursday health officials said the river was likely clean enough to host the race.
The 2.4-mile (3.9-km) swim was followed by a 112-mile (180-km) bicycle ride on New York and New Jersey highways and a 26.2-mile (42-km) run ending in Manhattan.

An Olympian without a country sad story

11 Aug

An Olympian without a country

 

 

 

Guor Marial, 28, runs along a street in Flagstaff, Arizona July 21, 2012.

Olympics

An Olympian without a country

 

Displaced by war, marathon runner Guor Marial is stateless. Despite having no country to call home, he’ll compete in London under the Olympic banner, the first time independent athletes have participated since 2000.

Marial was born in what was then Sudan, and is known today as South Sudan. Despite later fleeing to the United States, Marial is what is known as “stateless,” a person who does not possess citizenship from any nation.
In 1994, Marial escaped from a Sudanese child labor camp, running away during the night with another child about a week after being kidnapped by gunmen. The pair hid in a cave until dawn, later following the path of the sun.
“I used to hate running,” said Marial of the escape in an interview with The Associated Press. “I was running back home to save my life.”
After returning to present-day South Sudan, Marial was taken again in 1995, and forced to work as a slave for a year. Four years later, in 1999, his uncle was arrested and accused of aiding South Sudanese rebels. The next day, police burst into the uncle’s home and broke Marial’s jaw and his aunt’s collarbone. Marial and his aunt then fled north to Egypt. Eight months later, his uncle joined them after feigning death when several prisoners were taken to the desert and killed. Finally, in 2001, Marial, his uncle and a cousin came to the US as refugees. Marial left behind 28 members of his family who had been killed in the violence of the Sudanese government, including eight of his ten brothers and siblings.
He was granted asylum in the US, and went on to attend high school and college there, where he developed his talents as a runner.
Hopes for a nation
The 2012 Games are only the third time independent athletes have competed at the Olympics, and the first since 2000. Three athletes from the Netherlands Antilles will join Marial under the independent banner in London, as their country was dissolved in 2010. In 2016, they’ll be eligible to compete as part of either the Netherlands or Aruba.
Marial, however, is truly stateless. Despite living in the US, he is not a citizen. He has no passport. The only documentation allowing him to even be in the country is a “lawful permanent resident” card, also known as a green card. He was offered a chance to represent Sudan at the Games, but the 28-year-old refused.

A flag with the Olympic Rings flaps in the wind in Sydney, Australia. The Olympic flag represents independent athletes

Even though he’ll officially be “independent” in London, Marial sees himself as representing his birthplace of South Sudan.
“It’s very emotional and it raises high hopes for the young kids [in South Sudan] especially,” he told Reuters.
South Sudan is the world’s newest country, formed in July 2011 after a decades-long civil war in Sudan. Lacking even basic infrastructure in many regions, the North African nation of around eight million has not had time to form an Olympic Committee. As a prerequisite for a nation to compete at the Olympics, it must have a National Olympic Committee (NOC).
Marial believes his independent participation is a victory for South Sudan nonetheless.
“It means a lot… and for me it means a lot to glorify the people who died for their freedom and people who lost their lives,” said Marial in the same Reuters interview. “To have someone at the Olympics after one year of independence and everyone will see that and even the whole world will see it. That’s amazing.”
While Marial’s hopes for South Sudan are high, his gold medal chances are probably less so. He improved his personal best at a race in San Diego, California in June, finishing in two hours, 12 minutes and 55 seconds. Fast as that may sound, it’s still more than six minutes slower than the current Olympic record holder, Kenya’s Samuel Wanjiru, in the 42.195-kilometer (26.22-mile) event.
But Marial said his participation is about more than just Olympic medals in the August 12 race.
“Most important [are] the people of South Sudan. They struggle so much, so if I can accomplish something, I can help,” he told British newspaper “The Daily Telegraph.” “That’s why every morning, I get up, I put on my shoes and I train.”
Author: Benjamin Mack

Olympic squad under strict vigilance

11 Aug

Olympic squad under strict vigilance

 

Published: August 11, 2012

 

Efforts intensified to keep participants away from ‘conspiracies’ as campaign ends. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

 

KARACHI:  As Pakistan ended its campaign in the London Olympics on Thursday, the contingent’s security has been intensified to keep members away from ‘conspiracies’ through possible sting operations by British newspapers.

Mohammad Abid Qadri, the serving DIG Operations Punjab, in charge of security related issues with the delegation, is said to be on his toes to keep athletes away from ‘conspiracies’ or ‘planted media stings’. While shooter Khurram Inam has already returned to Pakistan, others, including two swimmers and as many athletes, besides the 18-man hockey squad, are expected to return after the closing ceremony on August 13.
Pakistan faced controversy prior to the Olympics when the London-based tabloid The Sun ran a story exposing a “passport scam” in Lahore.
‘Aware of possible controversies’
Pakistan’s chef de mission Syed Aqil Shah said he was taking measures to keep the members away from controversies.
“We are aware of the conspiracies against us,” Shah told The Express Tribune. “The athletes have also been made aware of the possibility of them being targeted. They are not allowed to speak to strangers and are under strict vigilance,” he added.
The chef de mission added that Qadri is an experienced security officer and is doing a good job. He is in the loop with all the members of the delegation including athletes as well as the officials, he added.
Shah said so far no athletes have reported any approach from anyone and added that conspiracies were hatched just to make Pakistani athletes and officials scapegoats in case of any security failure.
“The passport scam was also a back-up plan for them in case of any failures on their part. It wasn’t a credible story as not a single person can enter the Olympics Village without accreditation issued by the International Olympics Committee.”
‘Visa scam’ probe team leaves for UK
Meanwhile, a team of the Federal Investigation Agency left for Britain on Friday to probe The Sun’s ‘Olympic visa scandal’, The Express Tribune has learnt.
The British tabloid had accused Pakistani authorities of providing forged travel documents and smuggling people to the 2012 Summer Games as members of the Olympic delegation, giving potential terrorists a chance to sneak into the high-profile sporting event.
A two-member FIA team, comprising Director FIA Sindh chapter Moazzam Jah and Chief of Staff to Director General FIA Waseem Ahmed Sial, will remain in the UK until the prob is finalised.
FIA Director General Muhammad Anwar Virk told The Express Tribune that the team will examine The Sun’s undercover ‘man’, Pakistani-born British citizen Muhammad Ali Asad, who played a key role in the scandal.
Asad visited Pakistan under the name of Ali Asad, as mentioned in his UK passport, and returned to the UK after acquiring a new Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) and Machine Readable Pakistani passport under the name of Muhammad Ali Asad.
The FIA had registered a case against him on charges of concealing facts regarding his previous manual passport and British citizenship.
He had neither declared his earlier Pakistani passport, obtained through a manual system in 2000, nor his British citizenship when he applied for a new machine readable passport on July 13, 2012.
The FIA team will hold meetings with management of the British tabloid, reporter Stephen Moyes who published the story, the National Press Trust of UK, and officials of the immigration, home office and UK border agency.
The FIA has also requested Britain to extradite of Asad so he could be tried in Pakistan, and will be in touch with Interpol, in this regard.
WITH ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY ASAD KHARAL IN LAHORE

11 Aug

kalam:pakistan

Lovely Shoots

Hello,

These are the pictures of Mahudand, Swat, Pakistan. Hopefully I’l be sharing some more pictures with you in future.

Mahudand Lake , Swat, Pakistan

Mahudand Lake , Swat, Pakistan

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11 Aug

Lovely Shoots

These pictures are of Murree and its surroundings. Murree is a hill station and summer resort northeast of Islambad, Pakistan.
These pictures were taken in 2010 in a very casual mood with no real intent to post them anywhere. I thought I must share it with
you as you might like them.
In summer time hundereds of people travel to an fro Murree because the temperature is very pleasant and it is sunny as well there. Schools and colleges in Pakistan are closed in summer because of summer vacations and there is a huge flux of visitors from warmer areas towards Murree. Hotels are fully booked in certain months and there is a lot of fun. I wish I could capture some of the main streets but I promise I will do the next time.
Take care.

Murree, Pakistan

Murree, Pakistan

Murree, Pakistan

Murree, Pakistan

 

Murree, Pakistan

Murree, Pakistan

Murree, Pakistan

Murree, Pakistan

 

Murree, Pakistan

Murree, Pakistan

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