www.canadianasiannews.com Service with security- That’s Habib Banking 918 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, L4Y 4H9 Vol. 14 No. 187 Sept. 15-30, 2010 Bi-weekly from Toronto - Montreal (Toronto 647-883-7575 Montreal 514-952-2742) Tel. 905-276-5300 Fax 905-276-5400 Waseem Ahmad In this issue Ottawa is trying China’s rivalry with is new FIA chief Mr Waseem Ahmad, Chief City Police to make it easy for foreign trained archi- tects to find India takes new turn! Officer (CCPO), Karachi, has been ele- vated to the position of Director General of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and has taken up his work in their field. – Page 5 ‘Beijing new assignment on Sept.15,2010, according to information reaching Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has not run becoming here Islamabad. from away from Pakistan. He promises to return home soon. – Page 25 increasingly Mr Waseem Ahmad had an outstanding Liberal party’s critic & MP assertive’ career as a police officer and holds both the Justin Trudeau NEW DELHI – The Asian giants highest police medals PPM slams immi- – China and India are now at (President Police Medal) and QPM gration policy odds for untold reasons. Recently (Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal). of the present Beijing's message that an Indian Waseem had earlier served FIA as general would not be welcome Deputy Director, Immigration, at government. Jinnah International Airport, – See Page 4 because his command included Karachi, in mid 90s. Kashmir has cast a diplomatic Models showcase creations by various Indian designers at Lakme Fashion The election in Milton’s His wife Mrs Talat Waseem is also pall along the world's highest Week Winter/Festive 2010 in Mumbai recently. Director General of a Federal Ward 7 is all about “real border. India’s eyebrows were Government organization called local representation”, says raised when a Chinese vice for- NAVTEC (National Vocational Paul Virdo. – Page 21 eign minister said his country Technical Education Commission). Producer was prepared to mediate on Talat, a Grade 21 officer, is younger sis- Nadiadwala Kashmir. ter of Mr Azhar Salim, the outgoing Toronto airport manager of PIA. signed Salman The Hindustani Times in its Khan and commentary on India’s tense Sonakshi for relations with China said: “In Amanat coming to the Hindi recent years, Beijing has awaken win your hearts! remake of to the possibility India may one Tamil film day be a competitor. India is Pakistan’s top Kick.-Page 32 closing the gap when it comes to pop star Amanat economic growth rates”. Ali is coming to Jim Karygiannis, Liberal Toronto to win Quoting China’s official news- MP from Scarborough, paper the People's Daily, The the hearts of visited almost all parts of Hindustani Times said: “China music lovers. He Pakistan that were hit hard won't make any compromises in will sing for hours here at next by devastating floods. its border disputes with India.” month’s South Asian Festival. – Details on Page 19 (Continued on Page 11) Umar bowled Broad to seal the match for Pakistan .... Details on Page 31 – See details on Page 21 Who killed Imran Farooq in London & why? By a Staff Writer killed and buried in Karachi, his Pakistan. Recently Dr Imran was hometown. Reporting from UK killed in London with investiga- LONDON – When the slain that Imran arrived alive in tors and analysts calling it a MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq ‘political murder. Newspaper London, a resurfaced in UK in late 90s, the reports said Imran was stabbed correspon- Canadian Asian News published and beaten to death in a residen- dent of a news item on his safe arrival tial street in north London. Islamabad with a headline: “Dead man Dr Imran, one of the co- daily said that walking in London”. Dead man founders of the Muttahida it was surpris- because Imran wanted by Qaumi Movement (MQM), a ing to note Pakistani police – dead or alive, powerful, Karachi-based party Imran Farooq that the want- had gone into hiding in his coun- run for almost two decades by a try for many years before arriving ed MQM leader traveled on a leadership exiled to the London in London. During this period PIA flight that originated from suburb of Edgware, was found many Pakistani newspapers Lahore. This raised the eyebrows dead near his home. reported that Imran had been of many political observers in (Continued on page 3) Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 2 Staff required urgently for a travel agency REQUIRED FEMALE DATA ENTRY CLERKS BY A LEADING TRAVEL AGENCY. – SHOULD BE FLUENT IN ENGLISH AND POSSESS EXCELLENT COMPUTER SKILLS. – GOOD REMUNERATION FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE. INTERESTED . CANDIDATES SHOULD FAX RESUME WITH REFERENCES TO: 905-361-1122 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 3 Dr Imran’s death still a mystery (Continued from Page 1) his way home from his job at a Neighbours witnessed what they local pharmacy, said Mohammad initially believed was a fight. Anwar, a friend of 25 years who Paramedics were called but he worked with Farooq on the was pronounced dead at the scene. MQM's central co-ordinating The Daily Telegraph of London committee. recalled that Dr Farooq had said "If someone took the time to in 1992 that he was wanted “dead watch him they would know what or alive”. The 50-year-old, who time he came home every night. It was married with two young sons, would be very straightforward. He claimed UK asylum in 1999 didn't take any precautions alongside Altaf Hussain, who because he didn't believe he was remains the MQM's leader and in danger," Anwar said. "We all has been outspoken in condemn- thought that we wouldn't be under ing Islamist militancy in Pakistan threat here." and the Islamabad government's "There is no reason to indicate response to devastating floods. that this was a robbery or mug- Scotland Yard refused to com- ging," he told the Guardian at the ment on a possible motive, but a MQM's headquarters in an office source said homicide detectives block close to Farooq's home. had passed the investigation to the Neighbours in Farooq's street force's counter-terrorism com- said the alarm was raised around mand, indicating a suspected 5.30 pm when a woman saw what political motive. The source she believed was a fight between added: "The counter-terrorism two Asian men on communal command have much better ground below her flat. knowledge about the factional "She saw him being knocked on fighting in Pakistan and the poli- the head a couple of times. She tics there." heard screams and she saw some- Before entering the UK Farooq one beating him," said Sam Igbi, spent seven years on the run in who lives nearby. "She said he Pakistan from criminal charges struggled and then the guy while the MQM was engaged in a stabbed him." Analysts said they violent battle for control of were keeping an open mind as to Karachi. Despite his long exile he the identity of Farooq's killer. The remained a key party figure and MQM has long-standing rivalries was close to Hussain. with ethnic Pashtun and Sindhi While the MQM leader is pro- parties in Karachi. The MQM has tected by private guards and rarely also been rocked by occasional appears in public following death internecine violence. A diplomatic threats, colleagues said Farooq source said the killing appeared never believed he was at risk and particularly unusual because of had played a smaller role in the Farooq’s lack of recent political party since the birth of his sons, activity. Latest reports suggest now five and three. that Dr Imran may have been Farooq was attacked as he made killed by more than two persons. Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 4 Justin Trudeau criticizes Ottawa creating current immigration policy best business By Shabbir H. Loan very happy that the leader of my climate: Moore party showed its trust in me. MONTREAL – Rob Moore, MONTREAL – Liberal Party There is another important aspect Minister of State (Small Leader Michael Ignatieff of this portfolio which is under- Business and Tourism), met appointed Justin Trudeau as standing that immigration is with a number of small business Liberal Critic for Immigration, going to extremely important part and tourism industry leaders at Multiculturalism and Youth in the of Canada's economic growth in roundtable events in downtown Liberal shadow cabinet. The need coming decades" Montreal. for a strong voice in support of "We need to send right kind of The Minister discussed chal- multiculturalism and diversity has messages around the world that lenges facing business owners never been stronger and the addi- we have proper immigration poli- and the leading role the federal tion of Justin Trudeau to my shad- cy through which we can bring Rob Moore, Minister of State for Small Business & Tourism photographed government is playing to help right people in in Montreal with Shahzad Khokhar, President, CMA, Ajay Bhargave, position Canadian small busi- Prisent, Skylawn Travel, Agha Saqib Khan, President Canada in rea- nesses for sustained growth. ASKFORJOB.comand and Kashmir Singh of Dad's Bagel. sonable amount "Our government continues to of time, and consult small business owners after bringing as we help create one of the best these people we business climates in the world," have plan which said Minister Moore. integrates these "I intend to return to Ottawa immigrants in the society with some new ideas on how to quickly and pro- improve conditions for these vide them jobs two important segments of our in their relevant economy." fields, and to At the small business round- Justin Trudeau with Shabbir Lone & Agha Saqib Khan achieve this goal table, the Minister also dis- cussed the government's efforts ow cabinet as the Critic for we need to work with provinces to in cutting red tape - highlighting Multiculturalism and Youth will make sure that our immigration the successful reduction in red ensure that that voice is heard, policy meets the global standard," tape for small businesses by 20 Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff. Justin Trudeau added. It was the government of his "Conservative government uses percent. father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau that the backlog of cases as a justifica- However, he assured business officially established multicultur- tion for giving the minister leaders that there is more work alism policy in Canada in 1971. sweeping new powers. With these to be done. "In Budget 2010 we This policy enshrined the positive new powers the minister is going announced the creation of a Red idea of Canada's pluralist society be able to reduce the backlog, to Tape Reduction Commission. I and promoted it as a source of our streamline and prioritize the look forward to launching this identity and strength. cases. The realty is since this min- initiative so we can pinpoint Taking to Canadian Asian ister was given those powers, the areas where reform is most News Justin Trudeau said: "It is backlog has increased. needed," he said. very important portfolio and I am (Continued on Page 28) – By Shabbir H. Loan Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 5 Ottawa’s Action Plan is helping new SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 22 YEARS Canadians get jobs in their own fields OTTAWA – The Government of fair, efficient and timely pan- Authorities welcome the grant Canada is funding a project that Canadian system for evaluating from the federal government to will make it easier for internation- and licensing architects with undertake this worthwhile study,” ally trained architects to find international education and work said Mr. Jim McKee, Executive work in their field. experience. The organization will Director of Architecture Canada. Diane Finley, Minister of also work with Athabasca “The architectural profession is Human Resources and Skills University to develop bridge-to- committed to increasing the num- Development, made the ber of architects in practice to announcement here last week. provide services to our clients in Architecture Canada will Canada and abroad.” receive over $1.6 million in Through Canada’s Economic Foreign Credential Recognition Action Plan, the Government of Program funding for its project Canada is working with the entitled Integration of Broadly provinces and territories and Experienced Foreign Architects other partners, such as employ- in Canada project. ers, to address barriers to foreign “Attracting and retaining the credential recognition in Canada. best international talent to address This partnership directly con- existing and future labour market tributed to the development of challenges is critical to Canada’s the Pan-Canadian Framework for long-term economic success,” the Assessment and Recognition said Minister Finley. of Foreign Qualifications, which “Canada’s Economic Action was announced in November Broker Plan invested $50 million to Minister Diane Finley 2009. 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Salma Attaullahjan with Sahebzada A Khan, Wajid Ali Khan and Senator Salma launched a for- other guests at Pak Heritage Society dinner. – Photos by Nice Video mal appeal asking all Canadians She thanked Pak Heritage Iqbal Khan for arranging a grand to donate generously for the help Society and its office bearers, dinner and the fundraiser for a of Pak flood victims. including Asif Sherazi and Zahid noble cause. Sahebzada A Khan photogrphaed with organizers of Pak Heritage Society’s Eid dinner at Woodbine Banquet Hall last week. Dr Shafiq Qaadri, MPP for Etobicoke North, offering Eid greetings at Pak Heritage Society’s dinner Super Asia Foods & Spices Ltd Tel: 416-746-5550 Fax 416-746-5449 Super Asia Foods & Spices Ltd 285 Vaughan Valley Blvd., Woodbridge, Ont M9L 1S7 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 7 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 8 Going Home? 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IDRF will issue tax receipts have been destroyed since the victims in Pakistan at a fundrais- Award, were among the speakers the organizers said: “We are for the donation amounts and for flooding began. ing dinner organized at L’azzura on the occasion. Mr Karygiannis delighted to report that the total a portion of the ticket amount The United Nations estimates Banquet Hall in Woodbrige last formally launched the appeal for amount of money raised by (net of expenses). that more than 21 million people week. The dinner was hosted by generous donations and told the pledges and net proceeds for the The floods in Pakistan began in are injured or homeless as a Alam Khawaja, Samir Dossal, audience that people across dinner was approximately July 2010 following heavy mon- result of the flooding, exceeding Zain, Varda and their team mem- Pakistan suffered heavy losses due $175,000. Your support and gen- soon rains in the Khyber the combined total of individuals bers who all made dynamic efforts to devastating floods. The erous contributions are over- Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and affected by the 2004 Indian for collecting funds for the flood response from the dinner guests whelming. You can rest assured Balochistan regions. Ocean tsunami, the 2005 victims. Jim Karygiannis, Liberal was overwhelming. Even the that the funds will be put to good Present estimates indicate that Kashmir earthquake and the MP, and Ashfaq Hussain who has young volunteers and organizers use – helping those in need sur- nearly two thousand people have 2010 Haiti earthquake. 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In addition to Union also is encouraging these efforts, Western Union has employee donations to be made also implemented a no transfer directly to the Western Union fee* initiative when sending Foundation in support of the money to Pakistan from partici- Pakistan Flood Relief Fund. All pating Agent locations in Canada. employee donations will be Through the Western Union matched two-to-one in the Company’s corporate signature United States and three-to-one program, Our World, Our outside of the United States. 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The no transfer fee ini- immeasurable,” said Luella tiative will end September 12, Chavez D’Angelo, President, 2010. The Western Union® net- The Western Union Foundation. Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 10 Canada, India China is ranked fifth in to cooperate in film industry foreign direct investment BEIJING – China milked the Besides higher levels of Chinese TORONTO – James Moore, opportunity offered by the slow- investments, the slowdown in FDI Minister of Canadian Heritage down in US economy by pushing by several developed countries is and Official Languages up its investment in that country what helped Beijing make the pole announced here that the by 360% in 2009. This is one rea- jump from the 12th to the 5th posi- Government of Canada is son why it has managed to grab the tion in 2009. The official Chinese launching co-production negoti- 5th rank in foreign direct invest- media Jinny Yan, Shanghai based ations with India, the first step in ment. Experts say Beijing is now economist of Standard Chartered the Government's commitment directing its attention towards low- Bank predicted that the EU would to co-production, which will cost European debt, which has continue to be a hotspot for position the Canadian audio- Canada and India share a long standing and strong relationship in been severely hit by the weakening China's outbound investment in visual industry as a global leader. the field of culture, Heritage Minister James Moore says/ economy. the coming months because of the "Our Government supports standing and strong relationship that take place in accordance Year 2010 will see China hugely ongoing European debt woes. Canada's audiovisual industry in in the field of culture. They are with international treaties signed enhancing its investment in China contributed 5.1% of the bringing Canadian content to currently collaborating at by governments. They allow Europe, they said. Chinese global overseas direct investment new international markets. UNESCO in the context of the Canadian and foreign producers investors also more than doubled of $1.1 trillion in 2009. Moving forward with co-produc- Intergovernmental Committee for to pool their creative, technical, their investment in European tion treaty negotiations with the Protection and Promotion of and financial resources. Co-pro- Union and ASEAN destinations. India should strengthen the rela- the Diversity of Cultural ductions are recognized as Fund pumping by Beijing hap- Canadian Asian News tionship our two countries Expressions. In June 2010, domestic productions in their pened in a year of economic slow- from 2 cities already have, while supporting Canada signed a memorandum of respective countries, providing down when the levels of global the creation of a greater number understanding on cultural coop- them access to domestic benefits. FDI actually fell by 40%. 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Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 11 Trade relations with India a priority: Peter Van Loan A Mumbai MISSISSAUGA – Peter Van Chamber of Commerce, while Loan, Minister of International addressing the gathering said, in Australia Trade, spoke to members of the "Canada and India have Indo-Canada Chamber of embarked upon a new path of MELBOURNE – If you are an Commerce and Brampton's building strong bilateral ties in Indian living in Australia and Indian business community about recent months. Prime Minister want to have a feel of being close the Harper government's commit- Stephan Harper's visit to India to home, then all you need to do is ment to growing Canada's trade last November and Prime to buy a house in one of relationship with India. Minister Manmohan Singh's visit Melbourne's newest immigrant "Canada's trade and investment to Canada in June have empha- suburbs – popularly called partnership with India is on an sized economic relations as the Mumbai Cook. exciting path-one that holds great bedrock of stronger ties between Gordon and Julia de Silva live promise for both countries as we our two democracies." with their young baby in a two- continue toward lasting economic On behalf of the Chamber, month-old house in Point Cook's recovery," said Minister Van Nagpal acknowledged and Alamanda Estate. Both of them Loan. "Our government has made applauded the Minister's role in work in the city - Gordon is a finan- India a key priority in Canada's directing the bilateral relations cial planner, while Julia works for a foreign and trade policy agenda." between Canada and India into a bank. While at home or as they go Minister Van Loan said that he new direction. "We firmly believe to the local shops, they get the feel- looks forward to welcoming that the soon to be formalized ing that they are almost in a known India's Minister of Commerce and Comprehensive Economic country - their country of origin, Industry, Anand Sharma, to Partnership Agreement (CEPA) Minister Peter Van Loan photographed with ICC Board of Directors and India. "We heard that every third Canada in the next few weeks. between Canada and India will Indian Consul General Preeti Saran. – Photo by Bashir Nasir or fourth home is of an Indian fam- This is the first meeting of the two take bilateral trade to $15 billion bilateral relations in all as the Year of India in Canada. ily, out of the 1,500 homes. We've ministers since the prime minis- annually," he added. spheres, including cultural and Harjit S. Kalsi, the Chamber's seen a lot of Indians here. In fact, ters announced their commitment Preeti Saran, Consul General explained that it was this Vice President, welcomed the they all call it Mumbai Cook," Julia to an annual dialogue on trade and for India in Toronto, also reiter- renewed understanding between members to the event and gave a was quoted by The Age here as investment. Earlier, Vinay ated the Indian government's the two nations that has led to broad overview of the Chamber's saying. The de Silvas chose to buy Nagpal, President, Indo-Canada commitment to strengthen the concept of celebrating 2011 plan for 2010-11. a house in Point Cook because it was affordable, cosmopolitan, close to the city and had good facil- (Continued from Page 1) Meanwhile, Chinese analyst ‘China is becoming increasingly assertive’ ities, says Gordon. A latest survey of about 3,500 Dai Bing admits that "while a ment should chalk out clear-cut Chidambaram and national However, we cannot lose sight home buyers by the Oliver Hume hot war is out of the question, a national security objectives, security adviser Shivshankar of the fact that China has been Real Estate Group shows 10 per- cold war between the two coun- which in turn would fashion the Menon, among others. improving its military and phys- cent of home buyers in fast tries is increasingly likely. joint military strategy to meet But China's massive build-up ical infrastructure,'' said the growing suburbs were born in Commenting on China’s hos- any external threat. of military infrastructure along defence minister. India. Buyers with Chinese and tile attitude towards its neigh- Yes, Pakistan and its "proxy the 4,057-km Line of Actual "In fact, there has been an British backgrounds were the bor, Mohan Malik of the Asia war'' in J&K, Afghanistan and Control, its strategic moves in increasing assertiveness on the next largest group at three per- Pacific Centre for Security part of China. We are taking all Indian Ocean cent, closely followed by Sri Studies in Hawaii opined that necessary steps to upgrade our Region (IOR) and Lankans at 2.7 percent. China wants to nip in the bud capabilities. We have never rapid modernisation The country of origin has little any challenge India might pose linked our capabilities to count- of the People's influence on buying habits, the in the future. er any particular nation,'' he Liberation Army survey found. With an average of Malik said manufacturing new added. All the three Service were red-flagged as 2,236 people arriving every week disputes to put the other side off chiefs, Air Chief Marshal P V worrisome during in Victoria - 1,800 of those move balance is an old negotiating Naik, Admiral Nirmal Verma the conference. This to Melbourne, and most end up in tactic in Chinese statecraft. and General V K Singh, too comes in the back- the new suburbs. On Sept, 14, 2010, The Times expressed concern on the China- drop of the increas- In the Dandenong area, 70 per- of India published the following front, which the armed forces ing Chinese foot- cent of the population is of non- report on China’s tussle with consider more of "a long-term print in Pakistan- Australian origin. In the India: For once, the normally threat'' rather than Pakistan. occupied-Kashmir, Sunshine-Brimbank area, the fig- ultra-cautious Defence Minister The IAF chief, for instance, both in terms of ure touches 67 percent. A K Antony admitted China was talked about how his force had projects as well as While the suburbs deliver becoming increasingly begun to base the Sukhoi- personnel. The affordable housing supply, they assertive. The top military brass, 30MKI fighter jets in the North- Prime Minister, on don't necessarily represent the in turn, asked the political lead- East as well as upgrade several Prime Minister Manmohan Singh his part, said India right conditions for strong ership to factor China's ever- airstrips and helipads in the growth. But that doesn't concern expanding transborder, cyber the Pakistan-sponsored Taliban, needed to develop border infra- region. Both the PM and Antony Julia. "Point Cook is one of the and space-warfare military Naxalism and coastal security, structure, for both land and sea, underlined the ongoing endeav- newest suburbs closest to the city. capabilities into India's national all figured during the annual with "a sense of urgency'' our to modernise the Indian If you would like to live 19 or 20 security matrix. combined commanders' confer- because it was "an integral part'' armed forces to tackle all exi- km the other side, you would Even as the military brass ence on last week, attended by of the country's defence pre- gencies. "When it comes to have to really be a millionaire, I warned that China posed "seri- Prime Minister Manmohan paredness. Antony was more defence capability, we must be guess, to buy a house," she says. ous challenges'', it was of the Singh, Finance Minister Pranab direct. 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Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 12 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 13 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 14 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 15 The Canadian Experience .........10 Issues of dual citizenship re- By far the most controversial entered the public eye in 2005 debate over dual citizenship took when Prime Minister Paul Martin place in the summer of 2006 On Being ‘Canadian’: Citizenship selected Michaëlle Jean to be governor general. Jean had when, in the midst of a violent conflict in Lebanon between By Adam Chapnick another nation at the same time - in ties between Canada and the become a dual citizen - Canadian Israel and Hezbollah, the was a product of this new under- monarchy, as the oath makes and French - after she married the Canadian government evacuated Canada's first official citizen, standing. In 2009, the Citizenship clear, the impact of Canada's French-born Jean-Pierre Lafond. approximately 15,000 Lebanese- Prime Minister William Lyon Act was revised again. The most British roots remains in contem- Although France did not object Canadians. Many had lived in Mackenzie King, did not become noteworthy change this time was porary discussions of citizenship. to her new role, many Canadians Lebanon for years and close to "Canadian" until 1947 when he a decision to limit the transferabil- The most recent controversy expressed concern that it was half returned there when the con- was 72 years-old. Between 1867 ity of citizenship to foreign-born began in 1999. When the promi- wrong to allow the governor gen- flict ended. The cost of the evac- and 1946, there was no such thing grandchildren of foreign-born nent Canadian, Conrad Black, eral - the commander-in-chief of uation, believed to have been as Canadian citizenship. By law, Canadians. In other words, the was named to Britain's House of the Canadian Forces - to declare between $50 million and $100 Canadians were British subjects government implied that becom- million, created a backlash who lived in Canada. ing a Canadian was more than just among Canadians who were It was only after the Second a right that could be taken for astounded to discover that indi- World War, an event that made granted. Also in 2009, Citizenship viduals who lived (and paid Canadians more conscious than and Immigration Canada intro- taxes) elsewhere could demand ever of their country's independ- duced dramatic changes to the cit- that Ottawa treat them as well as ent identity in the world, that izenship guide - the booklet that it would any other citizen. Mackenzie King initiated, and new Canadians study in advance Whether Canadians will ever saw through, the implementation of their citizenship test - further lose their right to dual citizenship of the Canadian Citizenship Act. emphasizing the idea that citizen- is unclear. For now, however, The Citizenship Act has under- ship in Canada involved both Canadian citizenship remains a gone two notable revisions since rights and responsibilities. mark of pride and privilege. In then. In 1977, amendments to the Mackenzie King, who took his 2006, 85 percent of eligible act eliminated any reference to oath of citizenship on January 3, immigrants became citizens of Canadians as British subjects. The 1947, is now one of the 6.5 mil- Canada, and there is no sign that language of the new legislation lion people who have become cit- this pattern of commitment will was also meant to change popular izens over the last 63 years. All of end any time soon. understandings of what citizen- them have repeated the words that ship meant. The authors of the King first said: Lords, Canada's prime minister, allegiance to another country. Advertise in original act viewed Canadian citi- I swear (or affirm) Jean Chrétien, who was no friend Jean's decision to renounce her zenship as a privilege, available to That I will be faithful of Black's, invoked an obscure French citizenship was taken as a select group of men and women. And bear true allegiance House of Commons resolution an affirmation of her loyalty to Canadian Asian Thirty years later, citizenship To her majesty Queen Elizabeth which called on foreign govern- ments not to grant Canadian citi- this country. It is worth noting that there were no objections to News became the right of anyone who the Second It can take your message was considered qualified. The Queen of Canada zens titles of honour. John Turner's dual citizenship federal government's decision Her heirs and successors Black, a dual citizen of Canada (Canadian and British) when he to Montreal, Toronto that Canada should be among the And that I will faithfully observe and Great Britain, was told that was briefly prime minister in first countries to formally recog- The laws of Canada he had a choice: forego the title or 1984, although former Liberal Toronto: 647-883-7575 nize the legitimacy of dual citi- And fulfil my duties as a renounce his Canadian citizen- Party leader Stéphane Dion felt firstname.lastname@example.org zenship - the idea that a person Canadian citizen ship. Lord Black chose to no pressure to renounce his French could be a citizen of Canada and In spite of the gradual decrease longer be Canadian. citizenship 20 years later. Montreal: 514-952-2742 Airwings Travel opens it new branch in Hamilton It is locatd at 204-45 Godrich Road, Hamilton Tel 905-578-2300 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 16 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 17 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 18 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 19 Help flood When Mandela victims, says lost his cool! LONDON – Nelson Mandela Paul Martin got so furious at Britain joining the 2003 invasion of Iraq that he MONTREAL – A former Prime Minister Paul Martin attended a made a blister- fund raising dinner here and ing phone call called for helping flood victims to then Welsh in Pakistan. The dinner was host- Secretary Peter ed by Ghulam Mujtaba, president Hain, a new of Liberal Party, Lasalle-Emard, book has and Federal Liberal Association revealed. The here at Buffet Il Gabiano Lasalle. former South Senator Frances Fox, Senator Paul Martin speaking at the fund-raising dinner in Montreal A f r i c a n Nelson Mandela Marisa Barth, Senator Lucie President, considered to be one Pepin, MP Raymonde Folco, MNA Francois Oumit, Minister Liberal MP Karygiannis visits flood-hit areas in Pakistan of the world's most revered statesmen, was particularly Giniac Clement, Mayor of KARACHI – Jim Karygiannis, Ocean tides were at their highest. drove through the streets of angry at the then British Prime Lasalle Manon Barbe and city Member of Parliament for Unable to discharge the massive Sujjawal, a city of 60,000, I real- Minister Tony Blair, according and borough councillors Scarborough-Agincourt, travelled amounts of water into the ocean, ized that two weeks ago the whole the waters backed up into Sind , city was under water.” Mr. to the book, Balkhurst, Madam Pelistini, along the Indian Ocean coast once again, destroying homes, Karygiannis stated. Mandela: Josee Trelio, Alvaro Farnacci and toward the mouth of the Indus infrastructure and farmland. “As I (Continued on Page 23) The Story of several former ministers and River to the City of Sujjawal to a Universal presidents attended the dinner. visit the GlobalMedic mobile Hero. In his MP Lise Zarac welcomed Paul field hospital and water purifica- book, author Martin and other guests thanked tion locations, serving several Hain, also a Ghulam Mujtaba for organizing Internally Displaced Persons veteran anti- such a wonderful event event for (IDP) camps. apartheid Tony Blair a cause. “My heart breaks as I witness Paul Martin explained about his the number and size of the IDP campaigner who knows Mandela social projects for aboriginal camps along the coastal road from well, said he was "breathing fire people and his projects to elimi- Thatta to Sujjawal.” said Mr. down the line". nate poverty in Africa. While Karygiannis. “People fled to any Hain recalled: "He said, 'A big thanking the organizers of the piece of high ground they could mistake, Peter, a very big mis- event Paul Martin asked Ghulam find. Unfortunately for them, the take. It is wrong. Why is Tony Mujtaba, to come up to the stage. high ground consisted of raised doing this after all his support for The former prime minister intro- road beds and grave yards.” Africa? This will cause huge duced him to the participants as a The flood waters reached the damage internationally'." Hain great Pakistani and a dedicated mouth of the Indus River , in the added: "I had never heard Liberal supporter. Province of Sind, when the Indian Jim Karygiannis who visited almost all flood-hits spots across Pakistan Nelson Mandela so angry." Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 20 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 21 Election in Milton’s Ward 7 is all about real local representation, says Paul Virdo MILTON – Paul Virdo is a can- ing at-risk women through the safety of their kids. Many roads didate for Local Councillor in Employment Ontario initiative. in our neighbourhoods are too Ward 7 Milton which is located He has always been in touch fast, especially near parks and south of Derry Road and north with communities on the schools. Paul Virdo wants to see of Britannia Road, between the ground, helping people with lower speed limits and all-way CN tracks to the west and their day-to-day lives. stop signs within 50 metres of Paul has also been a dedicated these areas. The level of proper- volunteer throughout his adult ty taxes is also important to life. He was a student advocate Ward 7 residents. Paul Virdo at the University of Toronto and wants to utilize zero-based a community mediator in the budgeting and value-for-money Jane-Finch neighbourhood. audits when looking at how the Paul has also co-organized the town spends our tax dollars. It Heel 'n' Wheel-a-thon fundraiser is unacceptable to Paul that the in Milton for the Crohn's & town spends over $5 million in Paul Virdo working hard for well being of people of all ages in Milton Colitis Foundation of Canada. the past four years on items resentation. I would be Please visit www.1ofus.ca to Milton Election 2010 without shopping for the best delighted to serve my neigh- find out where you vote. The election in Milton on price. Even saving 5% or bours and bring forth their You can also vote in advance October 25th will be the first for $250,000 can go a long way. concerns to Milton Town on October 16 and 17 at many new residents in Ward 7. "This election in Ward 7 Hall," said Paul Virdo. Milton Mall during regular Most residents are concerned Milton is about real local rep- Election day is October 25. business hours. about the future of Milton Paul Virdo ... Ward 7 candidate Hospital. The Milton Hospital requires expansion as soon as Top singer Amanat Ali coming to Toronto Thompson Road to the east. It is possible so that it can provide TORONTO – This year ping and a separate food composed of two Milton neigh- more services for our growing famous South Asian court offering delicious bourhoods - Wilmott and town. The provincial govern- Festival will be held on South Asian food. All this Coates. ment requires the town to com- Oct. 30 & 31 at entertainment is for a tick- Paul Virdo is the only candi- mit a share of the cost to build International Center, et of ten dollars only. Entry date in the Ward 7 election who the expansion, however, the Mississauga, where CMR of kids under five is free. lives in the same ward. He Town Council has not yet made and Radio Pakistan Toronto This will be a unique resides with his wife Enza and a solid financial commitment. will present Live in concert opportunity for small busi- daughter Giulia on Bessy Trail Paul Virdo, if elected, would like featuring Pakistan’s top ness owners to promote in Coates Neigbourhood. the town to provide a $60 mil- pop star Amanat Ali and and introduce there busi- Paul has over seven years' lion commitment towards the Annie. The name of a sur- ness to vast South Asians experience in the broader public project. This amount can be prise singer will be dis- community. More than sector dealing with municipal, paid over 30 years and does not closed later. 100,000 people are expect- provincial and federal govern- have to start payment until the Apart form live concert, ed to visit this festival. ments. He has worked as a pub- expansion is substantially com- circus, magic show variety For sponsorship, stall lic affairs consultant helping plete. The town's commitment and cultural programs will booking and further infor- business deal with government, is absolutely necessary. Without also be held during the mation, please contact has been an assistant to election it, we will not get the hospital two-day festival. There Arshad Bhatti, producer of officials in Toronto and has expanded. Parents of young chil- will also be hundreds of Radio Pakistan Toronto worked as a job developer help- dren are also concerned with the Amanat Ali ... gets set to win your hearts vending booths for shop- @ 416-300-5600. A network is being created for bringing together the Canada-based present and ex-employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and their families. In this connection, a foundation has been laid for the creation of ‘Family Club of Canada. All PIA employees – still working or those who have already retired – can become member of the Club. For more information Pl contact: Mazhar S Khan Tel 416-838-1139 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 22 Bismillah Halal Meat S S U A P L E E R Sale From September 16th-30th,2010 3176 Ridgeway Drive, Unit # 64 Mississauga, Ont Tel: (905) 607-5609 Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 23 Floods in Pakistan: My heart Financial tips from Fancy Financial Services breaks, Jim Karygiannis says By Zahir Fancy drawbacks. You each become fully responsible for the entire amount all your financial decision-making and subsequent actions. If you (Continued from Page 19) opportunity to witness some of Unmarried Couples: Sharing of any joint debt. Creditors can share a joint checking account, “The hospital is still under ten the unimaginable damage Lives . . . and Money, Too? seize the funds in a joint account to protect yourselves by opening one feet of water. All their equipment caused by massive flooding; see Many couples these days may often satisfy one partner's debt. In addi- requiring both signatures for with- has been destroyed. The Canadian NGOs in action as live together for some period of tion, one partner can drain the drawals. Clearly define the GlobalMedic hospital is only they provide humanitarian aid; time as unmarried partners. This funds from a joint account or fail to expenses it will cover. Keep good medical facility in the area.” and, meet with international group includes not only twenty pay credit card charges, ultimately records of account activity, other- GlobalMedic is a non-profit NGOs and United Nations offi- somethings fresh out of school, but damaging the other's credit rating. wise it may be difficult to verify organization of Canadian first cials with respect to the chal- also middle-aged couples who wish When planning for retirement, be your contribution to shared responders that provides emer- lenges they are facing. to ensure their aware that unmarried partners are expenses if the relationship ends. gency relief to those affected by Earlier report said Karygiannis, estates pass to usually not eligible for spousal If you hold joint credit cards, close natural disasters and complex together with Dr. Zaki Ahmed of children from benefits from two key sources of each account if you part company. emergencies. GlobalMedic deliv- Thunder Bay landed in Pakistan. prior mar- income that marriage partners Do not just split up the cards - ers a pre-hospital emergency Dr. Ahmed joinrd doctors Dr. riages, as well often depend on: government-pro- remember, you are still each fully medical care training package. Shahnaz Dar, of Scarborough and as previously vided retirement benefits and responsible for all charges on any GlobalMedic training is delivered Dr. Muzmuzna Ahmed, of married sen- employer-provided pension plans. joint account. Also, keep in mind to members of organizations and Markham and they were deployed iors who might Also, bear in mind the relationship that it is important to establish and hospitals in developing countries to various internally displaced otherwise lose could end before retirement. maintain your own separate credit in order to enhance emergency persons (IDP) camps to offer government- Preventing problems before histories.Regarding retirement medical services. While in medical assistance to the victims provided they occur planning, unless you have a writ- Zahir Fancy Karachi , Mr. Karygiannis met of the floods which have ravaged Can you forge a happy life as an ten agreement or irrevocable trust with the Chief Minister of Sind , Pakistan. “These doctors have retirement benefits. unmarried couple, yet protect that will withstand a permanent Mr. Syed Qaim Ali Shah and the taken time away from their busy Shared, separate or some yourself financially? Before com- separation, it may be best to con- Governor of Sind, Mr. Dr. Ishrat- practices and their families to combination ? bining finances, candidly discuss sider yourselves single individuals ul-Ebad Khan. help people who are in desperate Regardless of the circumstances, your financial values and goals. Be and plan separately. Jim also visited Punjab and need.” said Mr. Karygiannis. “I one of the critical issues unmarried sure you agree on financial priori- For more information please other provinces. While in Lahore, applaud each of them for their partners face is managing personal ties and have a spending plan. contact Mr. Zahir Fancy at (514) the Liberal MP met the Chief willingness to help their fellow finances. If you are part of an Addressing these issues upfront 582-2114 or email at: Minister of Punjab Mian Shahbaz man.” The floods, a result of the unmarried couple, here are some can provide a solid foundation for email@example.com Sharif and his elder brother Mian torrential rains which began on questions to consider: Nawaz Sharif, a former Prime July 22, 2010, have washed out 1) Will you combine your finances Minister of Pakistan. roads, destroyed homes and busi- or handle them separately? He traveled to Pakistan with a nesses; killed over 1,600 people; 2) If you merge finances, will you group of Canadian doctors who and, affected over 18 million pool your income or set aside a have been on the ground helping people, approximately 4.5 mil- portion for your own use? their Pakistan counterparts lion of whom are children. It is 3) If you share household expens- administer medical aid. During estimated that 4 million homes es, will you split them equally or his trip, Mr. Karygiannis had the have been destroyed. apportion them according to income, usage or some other cri- terion? 4) Will you open joint checking and credit card accounts? 5) If you manage finances as a couple, will this include long- range retirement planning or just short-term household expenses? Beware the pitfalls Before pooling financial resources, it is important to rec- ognize that unmarried couples lack many of the legal safeguards that protect spouses. If the rela- tionship ends, there are no divorce courts, laws or uniform legal guidelines to separate your Helping flood victims: Mrs. Louise Harel, Leader of the Official Opposition in combined assets. Joint bank and the City of Montreal and Leader of Vision Montreal made her personal dona- tion for the help of Pakistani flood victims. Photogrpah shows Ms Harel pre- charge accounts carry some big senting the cheque to Shabir H. Loan who was one of the organizers of a fund raising dinner for flood affected families. Also seen in the picture are: Agha S.Khan and Nahid Hussain. Choose a travel agency that sounds good SOUND TRAVEL is good to provide you the best & most economical tickets for all destinations in the world. It has special fares for Pakistan, India, Bangladesh Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa. 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Maybe it the forefront will be difficult to Latafat Ali Siddiqui Kashmiri young men in Delhi. is a particular group of people conduct because they are the (email@example.com) There was no doubting their which is instigating them but ones who incite people in the indignation and exasperation. whatever its number it is a deter- name of religion. Associate Editor The killings in the valley, almost mined lot. And it would be fool- They have pushed 90 since June, were very much hardy not to take into account Kashmirayat, a pluralistic con- Zubair Masood cept, to the back burner and on my mind and I wanted to their anguish, particularly of know what could be done. those who have lost their dear brought fundamentalism to the Sr. Photographer “Why don’t you leave us?” one ones in the firing. fore. Yet New Delhi has to sepa- Hassan Bozai said. Another was more specific. New Delhi and Kashmir’s rate these elements from those Art Director “We want azadi.” What is the chief minister Omar Abdullah who want to rule democratically Saeed K. Ahmed population of the valley? believe that anger could be and in a pluralistic way. But this Marketing manager “Please include Muslim areas in assuaged if the Armed Forces does not mean that India has all Sohail Siddiqui Jammu and Ladakh.” This Special Power Act (AFSPA), the time to sort out the funda- Tel 416-786-1127 would come to about one crore which gives extraordinary pow- mentalists. Ultimately, it Contributors: Dr Satyapal Anand (Washington), or a little more. They said: “It is ers to the military in a disturbed depends on what New Delhi is firstname.lastname@example.org not a question of numbers but area, is amended suitably or willing to offer in terms of polit- Jalal Hussain (Montreal). one of feelings. We just do not abolished. ical power. (email@example.com) The Bharatiya Janata Party is want to be part of India.” Yet The problem has been politi- another said, “We do not want to cised and New Delhi has known the biggest impediment. It has Toronto office politicised the issue and refur- Montreal office be part of Pakistan either.” I it all along. That it should have 852 Preston Manor Dr. vainly argued how a country been sorted out by this time goes bished parochialism. At the back Shabbir H. Lone with one crore population could without saying. The more a solu- of its mind is the Hindutva phi- Mississauga, 25 Glengarry Ave # 416 sustain itself without any help tion is delayed the more knotty losophy which, it believes, can- Ont L5V 2L6 not cope with a Muslim-majori- Mont-Royal QC H3R 3L2 from either India or Pakistan. the problem will become. Tel: 647-883-7575 “There is the entire Muslim Indian Prime Minister ty territory. Already Narendra 905-502-5585 Phone-:514-952-2742 firstname.lastname@example.org world to help us,” they said. Manmohan Singh’s remark that Modi of the Gujarat carnage email@example.com I told them that this bothered there was need to address issues notoriety has started attacking www.canadianasiannews.com me and that bringing religion of trust deficit and government New Delhi for not being tough into their protests showed that performance cannot remedy the on Kashmir. The world knows what his Another political assassination they wanted to establish another Muslim state on India’s border. situation. By shifting the respon- sibility of its follies to the ruling toughness means. He is also PAKISTAN has witnessed no time and despite apparently being What would be the repercus- National Conference, which with preparing the Hindus for the ver- dearth of political assassinations. rehabilitated, he had practically sions in India which was trying all its limitations has stood by dict on the Babri Masjid-Ram Many heads of state and govern- been out in the cold during the last to stay above the waters of com- New Delhi from day one, New Janmabhoomi dispute scheduled ment as well as senior political few years. munalism and remain secular? Delhi is only proving that it has to be announced on Sept 24. leaders have met a violent end in The MQM is no stranger to Their reply: “We want azadi.” committed one mistake after Both communities are on the this country. MQM leader Dr political murders. It has seen sev- I have not visited Kashmir for another, without realising that it edge. Some argue that the Imran Farooq’s grisly murder in eral of its high-ranking leaders more than six months. Yet I have would have to pay for its lapses panacea is to concede the right London on Thursday is the latest assassinated. Former party chair- kept myself quite up to date by some day. Each time an econom- of self-determination. Today’s addition to this morbid list. He man Azeem Ahmed Tariq was watching on television several ic or employment package is con- world which is a witness to eco- was stabbed to death near his gunned down inside his house in incidents of stone-pelting, burn- sidered a panacea for all troubles. nomic unions and common mar- home in the British capital. The 1993 while parliamentarian ing of government buildings and The challenge from the days of kets does not recognise any killing stunned the party as well as Khalid bin Waleed was ambushed firing by security forces. (The Sheikh Abdullah is how New group of people or area which political circles and sent Karachi in 2003. MPA Raza Haider’s mur- Indian media has been covering Delhi gives Srinagar a sense of raises the standard of separation. into a state of virtual lockdown. der in August sparked violence in the events in detail.) It looks as identity without letting Kashmir (Continued on Page 30) Markets, schools and fuel stations which nearly 100 people were remained closed on Friday as an air of dread prevailed in the killed. None of these – as well as other political murders – have Reflections from Montreal .......... metropolis. But the violence has been solved. Imran Farooq’s By Jalaluddin S. Hussain Rubin of the Philadelphia a second front, when it is already been minimal and thankfully no killing is the first known murder Inquirer of USA, reads: Iranian bogged down in Afghanistan? lives have been lost. of a senior Pakistani politician MONTREAL – Why there is so 'justice' is a joke. While this arti- Military coup in Pakistan - Imran Farooq was a founding outside the country. Scotland Yard much talk about home-grown ter- cle does not actually highlight the laughable! leader of the MQM. One of the is investigating and the results of rorism cases in USA, UK and real allegations against these "hik- It is really laughable! An Urdu moving forces behind the All the probe will show whether the France, from time to time, and ers" (American Sarah Shourd and (Pakistan's national language) Pakistan Mohajir Students MQM leader was a victim of not any mention of the instances her "hiker" companions), it paints newspaper of Montreal, has an Organisation — forerunner of the street crime or if Pakistani politi- of state-sponsored terrorisms, an acutely slanted picture of Iran. interesting news about Pakistan. party — in the late 1970s, he held cal militants have exported their going on in countries like, Iraq, One wonders how long this This news alludes to the possibili- several top posts within the organ- vendettas to foreign shores. The Afghanistan and Pakistan? Islamophobia paranoia in the ty of a military coup in the country isation as well as represented the party has blamed no one and no It is estimated, by one responsi- Western media, will go on. In the soon. It quotes some unnamed UK MQM in the National Assembly. group has claimed responsibility. ble and reliable anti-war group in spirit of this paranoia, a highly sources about a plan to evacuate He went underground at the time All eyes are on the investigation Canada, that the armed forces of insulting and racist comment of British nationals from the country. of 1992’s infamous Operation because unlike Pakistan, it is high- the United States have killed, to Pastor Terry Jones, against the Why the military coup is needed Clean-Up, only to re-emerge in ly unlikely that the British author- date, more innocent peoples on the Muslim religious book, the Holy in Pakistan at all, one may ask? London in 1999. He faced several ities will succumb to political or ground, in these countries, than Quran, has been promoted, under Already, the Pakistan military is criminal cases in this country, government pressure while inves- Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein the ridiculous pretext of "freedom running the show and the civilian though these were withdrawn tigating the case. If a political and Timothy McVeigh, combined! of expression", while at the same political structure, comprising of under the NRO. Imran Farooq was motive is traced to the murder, it People must realize that while ter- time torturing hundreds of inno- the President, the Prime Minister also considered the ideologue of will mean that a bloody new chap- rorism must be condemned, the cent people in the American and National Assembly, is nothing both the political and militant ter in Pakistani political violence cruelties perpetrated by the armies Detention Center in Guantanamo, more than a sham. cadres of the MQM. Though a has been opened beyond this of many developed and develop- Cuba, without any specific The devastating floods and the member of the old guard, he was country’s borders. ing countries, over their own peo- charges, simply because they were criminal negligence by the civil- suspended from the party for a – Daily Dawn, Pakistan. ples and also peoples of other "unlawful combatants". ian governmental rescue authori- countries, must also be recog- The powers-that-be must realize ties in Pakistan, is one proof of nized, unconditionally condemned that what they could do in Iraq, this sham. Had it not been for the Canadian Asian News and effectively resisted. Demonizing Iran, in the works Afghanistan and Pakistan, they cannot do in Iran. Iran is a pow- Pakistani army soldiers, at the very grassroots level, the local Daily, The Gazette, of Montreal erful resource-rich democratic non-governmental organizations From Two Cities had an interesting op-ed piece on Iran last week. It is perhaps part country, with a representative system. We may have difference (NGOs) and international relief organizations, like the Red Cross, Toronto & Montreal of the campaign of an ultra-con- servative media, to implicate Iran. of opinion about their political system, based on their own inter- Oxfam, World Vision, etc. the mil- lions of flood victims would have Toronto 647-883-7575 Montreal 514-952-2742 In my humble understanding of pretation of Islam and their jus- suffered death and destruction, of international politics, after tice system, we cannot, by the immense proportions. Read and advertise in destroying Iraq and making a same token, make fun of that The flood victims of Pakistan Canadian Asian News which can take your mes- mess of Afghanistan, perhaps the great country. should only be grateful to the hun- sage to several other cities. rapid progress and development It would just be not fair. Simply dreds of relief agencies, both www.canadianasiannews.com of Iran is not being viewed favor- put, an attack on Iran, which many inside and outside the country, for ably by the Western powers. Iran-observer believe is imminent, their timely help. It is Iran's turn now. The title of may provoke punishing retalia- (Jalal Hussain can be reached at this article, written by Trudy tion. Can the West afford to open firstname.lastname@example.org) Canadian Asian News Opinion Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 25 Op-Ed by Rob Oliphant,MP Gen Musharraf has not run away, has he? LONDON – Despite his repeated ing there is no room Back to the Harper Future: resented in official data. statements that he would not run for him in the coun- The summer the They will be offered fewer tai- away from Pakistan, the ousted try's political arena. Conservatives revealed their lored services that help them in President Gen Pervez Musharraf Musharraf said real approach to diversity and their everyday lives. opted to live in London in his that he would return inclusiveness In Harper`s Canada, that`s a recently purchased apartment to politics, form a TORONTO – While in opposi- sacrifice worth making so his though the construction of his new political party tion, Stephen Harper spoke of right-wing supporters do not feel place-like-home in Islamabad has and stand for parlia- "recent Asian immigrants" as that government is somehow already been completed. ment at the next "people who live in ghettos" and encroaching on their rights and He is living in a self-imposed general election in "are not integrated into Western freedoms. exile and is free to return to 2013. His com- Canadian society." New Canadians, visible Pakistan. But he is not going ments, given in an Once in office, Prime Minister minorities and cultural commu- there. Instead he is issuing state- interview with the Stephen Harper has gone to nities require tailored services to ments day in and day out not to BBC in London, great lengths to convince help them integrate to the best of confuse his friends or foes but to were greeted with Canada's cultural communities their abilities into Canadian soci- make it clear – he has not run scorn from political that such sentiments are a thing ety. It makes more than just good away from Pakistan. Some peo- rivals. “The former of the past and that there has economic sense; these too are ple in and outside Pakistan are president is a cow- been a significant change in the rights and freedoms. taking his message otherwise. ard man and he will Pervez Musharraf... he is free to return home Conservative party's approach to Following closely behind this They think he is coming to power decision was a decidedly aggres- not return to Pakistan,” a leader strong among the majority of diversity and inclusiveness. without making any logical argu- sive tone taken with the migrants of Pakistan's largest Islamic party Pakistanis who do not vote. “Two I beg to disagree. The govern- ment as who will make him the who made it to our shores aboard Jamat-i-Islami, Liaqat Baloch, hundred per cent I will participate ment's decision to end the long president, when and why? the Sun Sea, a boat chartered told AFP. “The entire country is in the next election. Standing for form census and its attitude of It may be mentioned here that from Thailand. Public Safety engulfed in a serious crisis myself. Standing for a party that guilty until proven innocent in in the past Field Marshall Ayub Minister Vic Toews immediately because of the culture that I'll create,” Musharraf said Friday regard to the Tamil migrants Khan and Gen Yahya Khan, who labeled them as terrorists. Jason Musharraf introduced in Pakistan. in London, where he lives in exile. who arrived aboard the Sun Sea both served as self-appointed Kenney, whose job it is to stand “Neither does he enjoy public sup- “I do intend creating a new party are just two examples of how lit- presidents, were asked by their up for Canada's diverse commu- port nor will he find courage to because I think the time has come tle has really changed for commanders to quit and they nities, muddied the waters by return to Pakistan,” he added. The in Pakistan when we need to intro- Stephen Harper and the went home. Gen Zia-ul-Haq mixing up immigration law and 67-year-old Musharraf said he was duce a new political culture: a cul- refused to do so and what happed refugee law talking about queue not scared of the threat of legal ture which can take Pakistan for- to him is now history. jumping. Lawrence Cannon, the action against him and insisted ward on a correct democratic path, Initially, Gen Pervez Musharraf Foreign Affairs Minister, has that he had to try to lift Pakistan not on an artificial, make-believe also refused to go. In his case, failed to respond to the root out of its “pathetic situation”. democratic path. “I have fought even the retired military officers cause of people risking life and “The brave former army com- wars, I have faced dangers and I'm had to join the serving command- limb on boats like these: human mando preferred to run away a lucky man. I'll try my luck again ers to oust him. Why would the rights abuses for minority groups instead of facing courts of law in and I'm not scared of that,” he army officers bring him back? in countries like Sri Lanka. Pakistan,” Siddiqul Farooque, said. Interior Minister Rehman Knowledgeable sources here Just a cursory survey of spokesman for Pakistan Muslim Malik, meanwhile, categorically say the present military set up in Canada`s history with those who League (Nawaz), told AFP. denied that he had written any let- Pakistan has made it clear to have made it to these shores Musharraf ousted former prime ter to Musharraf and said, he will Pervez Musharraf that he should from difficult circumstances minister Nawaz Sharif in a blood- have to face cases on return.“I return to Pakistan at his own risk. abroad would suggest that we less coup in 1999. He was presi- never wrote any letter to The sources recalled that during must tread very carefully when dent from 2001 and has mostly Musharraf. If anybody has the his last days in power, Musharraf making decisions on the fate of lived in London since resigning in copy, he should come up with it. I wanted to impose martial law but migrants. We made a tragic mis- 2008. “He (Musharraf) lives in categorically deny this report,” he the Chief of Army Staff and his Rob Oliphant, MP take with the Komagata Maru in fool's paradise if he thinks he will informed mediapersons at own appointed Chief Justice of Conservative party of old. 1914, sending the boat back to again become Pakistan's presi- Election Commission with refer- Supreme Court refused bluntly to With the census, perhaps the Calcutta where 19 migrant Sikhs dent,” Farooque said, referring to ence a news report regarding him. support his plan. Latest classified Conservatives believed they were killed upon the boat`s his current status as “hibernation”. “I have not written any letter. I information made public by could make a dramatic shift in arrival. We also made a grave He said: “Musharraf must remem- never said that Musharraf has Washington suggest that policy in the dying days of sum- error with the MS St. Louis in ber that whenever he gets out of security threat. I only said if he Musharraf as President, Chief of mer and no one would notice. 1939, turning away Jewish this hibernation and comes back to wants to come back and he can Army Staff and CEO of the coun- They clearly underestimated the refugees seeking asylum from Pakistan, he will have to face the and face the cases against him,” try failed to control the pro- backlash from Canadians of all Nazi Germany. Missteps of this courts.” But Musharraf said possi- Malik added. “Musharraf is Taliban commanders who sabo- walks of life. They tried to raise nature have underscored the ble legal cases against him were Pakistani citizen, he can come taged American interest in the fears where there are none. They importance of according each not putting him off a swift return. back. Why we should follow the region. Will America be interest- tried to make fools of experts individual who arrives here the However, he admitted his popular- hypothesis. When he will, then ed in bringing Musharraf back to who wouldn't stand for it. rights of a fair, transparent and ity had waned but said it was still we shall see”. power? Beneficiaries of For decades Canadians have accountable refugee determina- Musharraf-era might say Yes. heard the call to "Count Yourself tion process. Most Pakistanis are now ask- In" at census time. The To see a government so vulner- ing what is stopping Musharraf Conservatives are now trying to able to backsliding on questions from returning to Pakistan? He get certain groups to "Count of diversity, tolerance and inclu- is a Pakistani national and is free Themselves Out" and Canadians siveness suggests that Stephen to return home, they say. Many won't stand for it. The vital Harper`s Conservatives have Pakistanis living in London feel information on our demographic never really been comfortable that Musharraf came to UK on makeup and particularly on new with the fact that multicultural- his own to live in exile. Now it’s Canadians in our communities ism is a core Canadian value, up to him to stay here or leave helps determine where there is enshrined in our Charter of for Pakistan. the strongest need for settlement Rights and Freedoms. Meanwhile, Minister for and integration services. It is a value that should never Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Babar The elimination of this data be sacrificed to the politics of Awan said that some cases have collection amounts to nothing fear and division. been registered against Musharraf less than a pre-emptive strike As Liberal Leader Michael and law of the land would take its on a vital tool for all three orders of government to serve Ignatieff recently said: "This party stands for one thing, and own course upon his return to Pakistan. “There is no restriction Matrimonial Services newer Canadians justly and it has been the guiding light of on any Pakistani to enter the fairly. New Canadians desper- our politics since I joined the country. General Musharraf can ately want to integrate. party at age 17 and that's equal- also come to Pakistan but would Language training and other ity of opportunity for every sin- face the cases registered against newcomer services are a vital gle Canadian." him in different cities including part of that process. It is that guiding light, the the murder case of Baloch leader These services need to be underlying principle behind mul- Akbar Khan Bugti,” he told a pri- offered where newcomers live. ticulturalism, which can take this vate news channel when asked to To do that, we need to know country towards the real future of comment on Musharraf’s where they live, what countries this country, one of hope and pos- announcement to return to they come from and how many sibility, and not back to the Pakistan for the next national there are. This is information Harper future where diversity and elections scheduled for 2013. provided by the census long inclusiveness are expendable. Earlier, a report from Islamabad form. – Robert Oliphant, M.P. Don said: Pakistan's top political par- If the Conservatives get their Valley West, Official ties recently ridiculed former mil- way, new Canadians and cultural Opposition Critic for itary ruler Pervez Musharraf's communities will be under-rep- Multiculturalism. claim of a return to politics, say- Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 26 An evening with Grammy nominee Aashish Khan MONTREAL – Hindole Majumdar remembered by the music fraternity ture of New Orleans, widely con- School of Music and Dance organ- as one of the representatives of sidered the Mecca of Jazz. His ized an evening with Sarod Maestro Indian classical music in the recordings include Wonderwall and Grammy Nominee Ustad Western world. He has collaborated Music, Young Master of the Ashish Khan. A large number of with such diverse western musi- Sarode, California Concert, Sarode Classical music lover attended this cians as John Barham, George and Piano Jugalbandi, Shanti, Live unique evening. Ustad Aashish Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric at the Royal Festival Hall London, Khan on Sitar and Sri Hindole Clapton, Charles Lloyd, John Homage, Inner Voyage, Monsoon Majumdar on Tabla made the Handy, Alice Coltrane, Emil Ragas, The Sound of Mughal evening memorable. Richards, Dallas Smith, Don Pope, Court, and the latest, Jugalbandi Hindole Majumdar started learn- Jorge Strunz, Ardeshir Farah, and Sarode & Sarangi Duet, with Ustad ing tabla at the tender age of five the Philadelphia String Quartet. Sultan Khan. years and gave his first perform- Ustad Aashish Khan is currently He is the recipient of several dis- ance overwhelming the audience at co-leading "Shringar" with Andrew tinguished honours in recognition the age of 10 years. McLean and other notable New of his excellence in Indian classical Aashish Khan has pioneered in Orleans musicians such as Tim music and world music as well. He the art of collaborating Indian clas- Green and Jason Marsalis. Shringar has been awarded, among many, sical music with Western music, is the first foray of any classical the Fellowship of the Illinois Arts Ustad Ashish Khan in Montreal and world music. He is thus Indian musician into the music cul- Council, U.S. in 2002, and India's highest award for performing arts, are from "Senia Maihar Gharana"). i.e., the Sangeet Natak Akademi Among Sarode maestros, he is sec- award in 2005. In 2006, he was ond to only his father Ustad Ali nominated for a Grammy award in Akbar Khan who earlier received the 'Best World Music' category. Grammy nominations. He is one of the very few Indian On 24 May 2007 Ustad Aashish musicians who have been nominat- Khan became the first ever Indian ed for this award (other Grammy classical maestro to become a nominees and/or winners include Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, Sarode Society of Great Britain and maestro Ali Akbar Khan, and Ireland, the U.K.'s highest society Guitarist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt; all in Asian arts and culture. Wazir was a rural gem in Lahore TORONTO – Dr. Wazir Agha, A fine gentleman, known for his dead at 88, was an excellent critic, friendship and hospitality, a rural poet, essayist, and editor. Wazirkot gem in urban Lahore, he Dominating the Urdu literary exuded a unique charm with his scene of Pakistan for over half a disarming, infectious smile, even century, he was a mentor to many. when he disagreed. He will be As a critic, he did not mince missed for a long time. words; his opinions on Iqbal, Faiz, Wali Alam Shaheen, an Ottawa- Rashid, and Majeed Amjad are based Urdu poet, expressed his Grand closing ceremony of MCA T20 Premier League valued for their analytical thor- oughness and objectivity. grief and sorrow over Dr Agha’s death and sent condolences to his MONTREAL – Montreal Cricket of d'Ahuntsic Cartievielle, was the occasion urged the City of His poetry is also of a high cali- son Agha Salim Qizilbash, and Association organized a grand the chief guest on the occasion. Montreal for building a perma- bre. The genre 'inshaiya' as it is other members of his family, and closing ceremony of MCA T20 MCA T20 Premier League was nent cricket field here. known in Pakistan today was all to Dr. Anwar Sadeed. Premier League-2010 here at the won by Ottawa who got a glitter- Community leaders, sponsors and his creation. As editor of Auraq, Dr Satyapal Anand and Parc Bernedette. Mr. Etienne ing trophy. Mr. Ali Hasanie, members of the Organizing he nurtured two generations of Jamiluddin Aali also condoled Dr Brunet, City Councillor, Borough President of MCA, speaking on Committee were also present. writers and readers. Agha’s death. EID BAZAAR: The management of Mississauga-based Maple Banquet Hall and Sohail Siddiqui organized a fun-filled three-day Eid Bazaar in Mississauga. PIA donated a round-trip ticket for Toronto-Pakistan sector. Those who visited Eid Bazaar were asked to pay one dollar to take part in the draw for PIA ticket. The funds collected were donated towards Pakistan Flood Relief Fund. – (Photos by Khurshid Kazmi) Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 27 Let Markham Ward 7 be lucky this time: Adnan Khan Markham Ward 7. 4.Take measures to secure MARKHAM – Adnan Khan is Mechanical Engineering 1. Work for real and sustainable stronger and safer community. young, smart, dynamic and Technology Design. Adnan improvements in the economic, 5. Tax increase freeze initiatives. capable of raising affectively the worked for 7 years as a coordi- social and environmental well- For more information, pl visit voice of Ward 7 at the Markam nator and design engineer in a being of the community. Adnan’s wbesite: Town council. A graduate from multi-cultural environment. 2. Fostering equitable and sus- www.adnankhan.ca or call McMaster University, Khan has “We are in 21st century and we tainable Transportation system. him on Tel: 416-897-4714, His vision and awareness of the need to solve the present day 3. Respect and act as an advo- emial: problems of Ward 7 where he complicated issues with innova- cate for the interests of email@example.com has been living for the last 15 tive ideas,” says Adnan. years. He says that status quo in “Our town has now become a his town will not help. city. It’s growing at a very fast “There is a need to elect intelli- rate but our existing system is gent people who go to council not moving with the same pace. with fresh ideas to take forward Businesses are coming up in this wonderful town of Markham Adnan Khan ... Ward 7 candidate Markham where the challenges which is full of resources,” should be utilized to freeze taxes are also enormous. We need new Adnan says. “My Ward No. 7 and seniors and children should leadership to deal with progress will be lucky if its residents get maximum benefit from coun- and problems.” elect a young and dynamic per- cil’s better planning and system Adnan regretted that with son to represent them.” of governance. tremendous growth in Markham, Adnan, an engineer-turned Adnan grew up in Markham Ward 7 is without a public library politician, is of the view that the and went to Middlefield High and a community center where expansion of Markham must be School, (in Markham Ward 7). our children can develop their done under a well thought-out He also Graduated from skills. Adnan’s vision for plan. Its potential and resources Centennial College in Markham Ward 7 is: Oliphant named Liberal’s Critic for Multiculturalism OTTAWA – Michael Ignatieff, Affairs. Mr. Oliphant says he is 17 and that's equality of opportuni- Leader of the Official Opposition, excited to begin this new challenge ty for every single Canadian." announced last week a shuffle to working with Canada's many mul- "I truly believe that it is that the Liberal Party of Canada's ticultural communities. Already guiding light, the underlying prin- S h a d o w the Liberal Caucus multicultural ciple behind multiculturalism, Cabinet. Robert outreach chair, this new position which can take this country Oliphant, will provide Rob with an even towards the real future of this Member of greater opportunity to further pro- country, one of hope and possibil- Parliament for mote the great diversity that exists ity." Oliphant added. I look for- Don Valley within this country. " ward to working with my col- West, was Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff leagues in the House of Commons Rob Oliphant announced as recently reiterated his commitment to further these principles and to multiculturalism. "This party demonstrate our party's commit- the new Critic for stands for one thing, and it has ment to multiculturalism, diversi- Multiculturalism after a success- been the guiding light of our poli- ty and respect for all of Canada's ful term as Critic for Veterans tics since I joined the party at age peoples." Oliphant concluded. Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 28 Justin Trudeau criticizes Canadian Asian current immigration policy News from 2 cities (Continued from Page 4) with the full participation of every Toronto & Montreal The current government changes single Canadian.” The diversity and amendments in immigration of Canada, he added, must be To boost your business policy are kind of bandage noth- reflected in our parliament, our Advertise in ing more than that. 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The damage files and other half was to spent and suffering felt by the people of easing integration into the Pakistan is inconceivable. Our Canadian workforce helping the efforts must immediately be skills training and helping to learn directed to ensure the well-being the languages etc,” he added. of the Pakistanis. My family and I Talking about the multicultural- offer our deepest sympathy for the ism, Trudeau said: “It is not Pakistani community in Canada enough to tolerate immigration and hope for the well-being and and multiculturalism. We as a safety of their loved ones in society must truly embrace those Pakistan.” concepts and understand the Trudeau supports the measure necessity of both for the future taken by the Canadian govern- prosperity of Canada.” ment matching every dollar from Trudeau went on to further com- individual donations to recog- ment on his vision of multicultur- nized organizations in Canada and alism and said: “We will only con- encourages Canadians to give tinue to make this country great generously. Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 29 We have to rebuild Pakistan, Salma says By a Staff Writer TORONTO – Over $40,000 were raised for flood victims in Pakistan at a fundraiser organ- ized by Senator Salma Pakistani Senator Salim Saifullah speaking at the fundraiser as Sen Salma Attaullahjan looks on. In right frame, Salma with John Tory & other guests. – Photos by Bashir Nasir Ataullahjan in cooperation with food, water, sanitation, shelter, million. “Canadians have a proud friends in Pakistan,” she added. of Pakistan Sahebzada A. Khan. International Development non-food items, and health serv- tradition of helping others in their Amongst the enthusiastic crowd Both prominent figures com- Relief Foundation (IDRF) here ices for Pakistan. Later Ottawa times of need. We need to contin- were Pakistani Senator Salim mended Canadians for their con- last week. Salma formally increased its contribution to $33 ue to show compassion to our Saifullah and the Consul General tinuous support and generosity. launched the appeal for dona- tions at the well-attended event at Hilton Garden Inn. People responded positively to her call and $42,000 were collected promptly for the help of families affected by the devastating floods in almost all parts of Pakistan. Salma told the audience about the colossal loss suffered by Pakistanis during the floodings and said we need to rebuild Pakistan. These floods, she Senator Salma Ataullahjan added, had a devastating impact on the lives of millions in Pakistan. More than 18 million people have been affected, and children and women are especial- ly vulnerable to the ensuing dan- ger of disease and epidemics. Salma Ataullahjan pointed out that the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has extended its deadline to match donations – dollar for dollar – to Pakistan's flood victims. The Pakistan Floods Relief Fund was announced in Canada a few weeks ago. At that time, the government said it would match, dollar for dollar, money raised by Canadians for relief operations, until Sept. 12. Canadian government, she added, extended the deadline to October 3, 2010. Every eligible donation made by individual Canadians to Canadian registered charities raising funds in response to the floods, the gov- ernment of Canada will con- tribute an equivalent amount to the Pakistan Flood Relief Fund. With the extension of the dead- line for eligible contributions to the Pakistan Flood Relief Fund, Canadians will continue to have the opportunity to see their gen- erous contributions matched by the government of Canada. She urged all Canadians to sup- port the flood victims in Pakistan in their ‘greatest hour of need’. On August 2, Canada made an initial contribution of $2 million for the provision of emergency Canadian Asian News Canada Sept. 15-30, 2010 Page 30 Local West Indies team triumphs in T20 Cup included 2 fours. The West Indian bowling attack included intervals and a tensed up West Indian side was counting on TORONTO – Creating 2010.In a well organized Final and punishing only the lose Ian Baldeo (2 for 23), R Jason Patraj and Austin Cricket Stars of Tomorrow!The the Cricketers of both teams balls that were rarely bowled Chatergoon (2 for 17) and Codrington to help save the side Canada Cup T20 came alive on entered the grounds determined by the West Indians Bowlers. Moonasar (2 for 20). from defeat. With the loss of 8 the 30th of August 2010 at the to beat the other and the two The West Indians kept to a It was time for West Indies to wickets and 9 runs off 9 balls Elson Cricket Grounds in captains Hemnarine good line & length and the Sri chase the Sri Lankan score and the finals were keeping every- Markham as Canadian Teams Chatergoon (CANADA WEST Lankan batsman had no choice A.Brown and Desmund one on their toes. Every ball representing India – Sri Lanka INDIES) and Danuka Pathirana but to take the risk of clearing Chumney (27) opened batting mattered and the crowd would – Bangladesh – West Indies – (CANADA SRI LANKA) the boundary to help push the for the West Indian team but silently hope for a breakthrough World X1 and Pakistan took to together with the Sponsor Ms score up. before long danger man A. in a way of a wicket or a bound- the field to compete for the Meleni David and the Umpires Srimantha and Tiran decided Brown was back in the pavilion ary depending on which team prestigious Canada Cup T20 Mr Shanthikumar and Mr to go for the big shots and a for just 6 runs as he was caught they were supporting. Challenge Trophy. Richards were ready to call the couple of sixes by Srimantha off the bowling of Dilan Suddenly, the West Indian This unique tournament toss.West Indian Captain got the score board ticking and Ratnapala. The Sri Lankans supporters came alive with a which represented 24 Cricket Hemnarine Chatergoon won the the Lankan camp all excited. were bowling well and the West huge six by Jason Patraj (20 Indian big hitters were severely not out) which got the Windies But before long restricted and the game was back in the game and before Ya h a t h u g o d a turning in favour of Sri Lanka. long it was all over for the Sri was caught for Wickets kept falling at regular Lankan side. 17 runs which included 3 boundaries and he paved the In the throes of violence way for Sri (Continued from Page 24) Talks have to be held without Lankan Skipper No state can accede to this prin- prior conditions. D a n u k a ciple because it gives sanction to Once New Delhi and Srinagar Pathirana to face centrifugal forces and fissiparous have come to terms, they should the Windies tendencies. Were the principle of talk to Islamabad. Even other- attack. self-determination to be applied wise, all three can sit across the Shortly after- in Southeast Asia, many states in table. The participation of wards the wicket the region would face the Pakistan is necessary because all of Srimantha fell prospect of disintegration. agreements, beginning from the at 28 runs as he New Delhi’s mistake is that it one at Tashkent to that at was also caught has left the Kashmir problem Shimla, mention Pakistan as one while trying to unattended to for such a long of the important parties. clear the bound- period. It proves the charge that Moreover, not long ago, India ary. many elements have come to and Pakistan had almost The West develop a vested interest in the clinched the issue if former The champions .... posing proudly for a group photograph status quo.Manmohan Singh is Indian prime minister Atal Playing nations in Canada’s toss and decided to send the Sri Indians kept taking wickets at quite right when he says that he Behari Vajpayee and former Fastest growing sport – Lankans to Bat. regular intervals to restrict the is willing to talk to any party or Pakistan foreign minister CRICKET – was organized to Sri Lankan skipper Danuka Lankans to a score of 106 for 8 group so long as it does not proj- Khursheed Kasuri are to be help young cricketers showcase Pathirana knowing well the bat- wickets in their allocated 20 ect or support violence. believed. their talents and win a place in ting strength of the West Indian overs. Captain Danuka However, the hard-liners have (The writer is a senior jour- international cricket. After 4 side was keen in recording a big Pathirana scored 27 runs which spelled out certain demands. nalist based in Delhi.) days of fabulous Cricket which score and assigned the initial included a series of quarter task to opener Srimantha final games and a semi final Wijeyratne and Tiran game it was all down to the two unbeaten teams West Indies Yahathugoda. 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Salma Butt still out the playing line Once again England found Words were exchanged between up because of spot-fixing charges, Pakistan's highly skilled bowlers a the pair and, amid rumours of Pakistani cricketers showd signs of handful as night-time conditions physical contact as well, the inci- fightbakc to level the One-Day predictably exaggerated the move- dent was brought to the attention series with England at 2-2 to set up ment of the ball. of match referee Jeff Crowe. The a decider at the Rose Bowl on a day Whereas it was Umar Gul who verbal exchanges between players overshadowed by further off-field did the damage on his own in out in the middle were more spiky controversies. Winning a hugely England's dramatic collapse on than in previous matches too after important toss they batted first at Friday, this time he teamed up Shahid Afridi made it four wins Lord's, Abdul Razzaq hitting 40 with his veteran pace colleague from four tosses. runs of the 42 scored in the last Shoaib Akhtar to take seven wick- England, though they would two overs to get them up to 265- ets with some late swing and pin- have preferred to be batting first, 7.Andrew Strauss and Steven point accuracy. found useful seam movement Davies put on 113 in the first 20 England were reluctant to take early on to beat the outside edges overs of the chase. But batting part in the contest at all, outraged of Kamran Akmal and under floodlights again proved as they were by the off-the-cuff Mohammad Hafeez on many remarks of Pakistan Cricket Board occasions. Both batsmen survived chairman Ijaz Butt on Indian tele- the onslaught, however, and put vision on Sunday. on 62 inside 14 overs for the first Captain Andrew Strauss released wicket. But Pakistan were unable a statement voicing "strong mis- to accelerate away in the middle givings" about taking the field for overs, shackled as they were by either of the two final matches the excellent Graeme Swann, who after Butt had aired the idea that took 4-37 on the day he made the Indian bookmakers had paid some shortlist for the ICC cricketer of England players to lose the game the year award. on Friday. One of his victims was Hafeez, Dazzling Umar Gul does it again Butt retreated from his stance on who got as far as the 32nd over pavilion, where a member cut his ting powerplay delayed until the Monday, insisting that it was the before top-edging a simple catch forehead as he attempted a catch. last moment, Razzaq gave himself illegal bookies, not himself, mak- to Trott at gully as he attempted to Afridi's positive intent brought room to stroke a series of fine ing such claims - but tensions heave Swann across the line. His him 37 from 22 balls, but the fours off James Anderson through between the two sides bristled. 64 had occupied 100 balls, putting innings stalled when he was the off-side and added a huge six There was a tussle in the nets the onus on the lower order to removed by Stuart Broad (2-44). over long on. Having taken 20 before play between Wahab Riaz, make Pakistan competitive. With two overs left England must runs off Anderson's last five balls, the Pakistan fast bowler who has Finally Shahid Afridi came in have been very satisfied to have he was put back on strike when already been interviewed by and hit his fourth ball for a six restricted their opponents 223-7. Gul took a single off the last over, Amir ... still grounded police in their spot-fixing inquiries onto the middle balcony of the But, his task eased with the bat- bowled by Tim Bresnan. Toronto & Montreal Edition Sept.15-30, 2010. Priyanka getting into a lovey-dovey mode MUMBAI – Priyanka Chopra has fact. Yes, she has worked in hit progress right through the mak- done around 30 films in her seven films but they have mostly been ing of Anjaana Anjaani, "Actors year long career so far. In this dramas (Fashion, Kaminey, do come up with suggestions and stint of hers, she has come up with Andaaz, Waqt, Aitraaz). A few of carry a certain point of view, several successful films. These them have been rom-coms especially so when they are suc- could have belonged to drama or (Mujhse Shaadi Karogi) or cessful and have made a place for themselves in the industry. In action (Don, fact it is appreciated as well Krrish) but a because they have gathered good young love story knowledge about the medium of has always eluded cinema and hence their inputs are her. Anjaana most welcome. However, the Anjaani is the first vigour with which Priyanka was time ever when making contributions to Anjaana she is getting into a lovey-dovey mode. Apparently, Priyanka too is aware about this fact and doesn't have any qualms admitting that. Says director Siddharth Anand who managed to introduce a new Producer Sajid Nadiadwala says that a romantic zone to Priyanka, musical is perfect for Priyanka. "She actually Anjaani was amazing. It was comedy genre with a couple of knows that she has never done a clear that she wanted to partici- them even bringing the sensual love story over all these years. I pate in the capacity of much side of her. However, an unspo- guess for both of us it has turned more than just an actor." ken fact about her filmography is out to be pretty good situation as According to another report, that she has never worked in a now we can promise a different producer Sajid Nadiadwala liked quintessential romantic musical facet of her acting capabilities Salman Khan and Sonakshi ever where she would have played and personality to the audience." Sinha so much that he has signed her age. In fact so attached was Priyanka them for the Hindi remake of Says an industry observer, "It is to the film that she involved her- Tamil blockbuster Kick. tough to believe but if one actual- self into the making of the film in Incidentally this will be the third ly goes through the list of films a big way. Says a highly placed film together of the actors after that she has done, it is actually a unit member who saw Priyanka's Dabangg and its sequel.
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