The Pakistani Sufi-Rock band Junoon
have released their new English single "No More" which remembers the innocent victims of 9/11 and terrorism everywhere. Penned by Polar Livine of Polarity 1
and Salman Ahmad of Junoon
the song can be heard/downloaded at the Junoon Website
along with they lyrics.
They might not be household names in the US but they are big in the subcontinent and elsewhere. They have appeared on US media many times including NPR
took a deeper look in their role in presenting another face of Pakistan.
Together Salman Ahmed, Brian'o'Connell
, and Ali Azmat
have relentlessly called for peace between India & Pakistan
and raised enough controversy domestically to be banned by several "Democratic" governments in Pakistan.
By The Way - food for thought (India Pakistan Relationship)
"When scorching winds blow across the Rajasthan desert they touch Cholistan and Bahawalpur too. When the snows don't melt in the Himalayas the effect is the same on the Indus and the Ganges. It is strange though that the pain which soil and vegetation can feel is not felt by the leaderships of the two countries."
Pakistan Envoy Meets Mulla Umer
I think there is an increasing sense of interest building in the world about the proof that USA has against bin laden for the recent attacks.
The US should atleast come out with some proof, if not for public, then for the states helping her out. Uptill now, Bin Laden has been touted only as a Prime Suspect. Is the US going to prosecute Bin Laden before being proven guilty. Remember that, Bin Laden has only been a Prime Suspect for any other terrorism blamed on him.
The Muslim world is very important if any mission against terrorism has to be completed successfully. The Muslim world needs solid proof.
I am not saying that Do-It-And-Blame-The-Muslims mentality is at work here. All I am saying is, US does not have solid footings to prosecute Bin Laden.
Pakistan, Taliban forces take up positions: Tension mounts at border
This is what I feared the first time I heard of Taleban. People trained to be fighters in their teenage, do not know of any thing else to do.
I was in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion. I noticed the same fact. Teenagers, taught to fight and no other skill.
Maybe Pakistan will
have to use its own military in what is turning out to be very disturbing times for an already disturbed nation.
Tough Times For Pakistan
Please read all the articles. These articles explain in detail what has been going on in Pakistan since the attacks on Tuesday.
Once again my country is facing a tough time to make a decision. To succumb to international pressure and help the BIGGEST bully (US) and in return face the wrath of internal bullies.
Last time Pakistan helped a US cause, we were left alienated to face the problems of Post-Afghan War era.
God Bless Pakistan.
Pakistan faces strategic decision
Pakistan has assumed a lot of importance once again, ironicaly, when the US of A needs its help. The geographic nature of the country along with love hate relationship with Bin Laden, and Taleban, also past very close ties
between Pakistan Intelligence ISI
and CIA has suddenly brought Pakistan to the verge of another very important decision.
How much should Pakistan help USA ? Is the US of A trustable after what happened when they left it alienated when their mission of breaking up of the Soviet Union was achieved ? What is to make sure that USA will not use it and dispose of, just like it has done before ? Should Pakistan allow its air and land resources to be used for a possible attack on Afghanistan ?
These are decisons - for a keen observer of Pak-US ties - that can change how historians will write about a Fundamentalist America's reply to an attack on its fundamentals.