Why Alamdar Road Quetta? Part-2

mwmI never thought to write the second part of the “Why Alamdar Road Quetta?” but the comments which I received on my Facebook and especially on my website, most of them didn’t get approved due to strong language, compelled me to write the second part.

I always approve the reasonable comments on my website, no matter if it’s against me but unfortunately can’t approve very strong and abusive language.

The purpose of the article was not to get favour or to slam someone but to express my concern with the community members about the extreme religious public gathering held on Alamdar Road Quetta by Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) and broadly to analyze the possible fallout of the gathering roared against the militant groups. And further to make people aware of the dirty politics of extreme local and non-local mullahs on the pretext of religion.  Moreover, to suggest the community members to discourage such gatherings and to think seriously about their wellbeing.

I’m not going to talk about the abusive comments which I didn’t approve on my website; however, I’ll talk about the comments sent to me by the supporters of MWM to further analyze their view points. Continue reading

Why Alamdar Road Quetta?

Shuhada ConferenceMajlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) arranged Shuhada Conference on Alamdar Road Quetta today, supported by Sunni Itehad Council, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Minhajul Quran to exert pressure on Federal government to launch military action against Taliban.

The religious leaders lambasted the policies of the federal government and expressed their anger on the members of the negotiating team to talk to Taliban.

The name of the conference was Shuhada Conference but actually it was a strong political message to federal government to launch military operation against Taliban from Alamdar Road Quetta, Pakistan.

Large numbers of Pakistanis favour military operations against Taliban, but why Alamdar Road was picked to roar against Taliban? Hazaras are already the worst victim of Taliban and its affiliated groups in Quetta. Why this conference was not held on Jinnah Road Quetta or Karachi or Lahore or Islamabad or some other parts of Pakistan? Continue reading

ھزارہ گی حروف تہجی /Hazaragi Alphabets

دوستانِ عزیز 

ہزارہ گی حروفِ تہجی بہ مشاورتِ بسیار بلاًخر تکمیل شُد۔ زبانِ ہزارہ گی بیشتر از فارسی، ترکی، منگولی و کم و بیش از عربی، ہندی یا اُردو گرفتہ شودہ۔ فارسی 32 حروف تہجی دَ رہ۔ منگولی34 .عربی 28، اُردو 38 و زبانِ ہزارہ گی  36 حروف تہجی  دَ رہ   

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A visit to the Salvation Army

ChurchWhile handing me a letter, my wife says to me,

“Tomorrow, you have the ‘writing for fun’ training from 10am until 3pm”

I read the letter and then read it again. I thought the training venue was going to be the university but it was at The Salvation Army instead.

Initially, I didn’t like the idea. I searched for the postal code of the address on Google Maps to find out the whereabouts of the building. To my surprise, the venue was literally a 20 minutes’ walk from my house, which was closer than the university.

However, being the curious person that I am, I decided to call the university to ask why the venue had been changed. The lady on the other end of the line told me that the administration had picked this place because most of the participants lived nearby. Continue reading

Is Hazaragi a Dialect or a Language?

Hazaragi language

Much has been said on this issue and yet more coming. Some Hazaras accept Hazaragi being a language while some on other hand simply term it a dialect instead of a language. However, in the meantime, there is a huge silent majority, who seems to be undecided whether to accept Hazaragi as a language or a dialect.  

Those who oppose Hazaragi being a language unfortunately come up with the emotional comments rather than academic, practical or rational ones. While those who favour Hazaragi being a language adopt cautious approach by inviting the opponents to look into the academic and historical backgrounds of Hazara community instead of straight forward blatant comments.

Teaching English language for the last 12 years including six years in UK colleges has now pushed me into the matter to convey some serious messages than absurd notes.

Before commenting on Hazaragi language, let’s look into English language we speak today. Do we really know whether it existed 1000-year before as a formal language? It was around 15th century when some intellectuals including William Shakespeare started bringing English into a proper shape through his literary works. He is said to have individually injected 2000 new words into English language.  I’m sure you’ll agree with me that today’s English is very different from the English of 15th century.    Continue reading