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    The fine line between terrorism and diplomacy in Pakistan is becoming more evident. I guess with the everyday terrorists in the army so busy mismanaging the country, someone has got to pick up the slack. LOL!

    Friday April 13, 1:25 AM

    Pakistani diplomat detained with powerful explosives:

    KATHMANDU, April 12 (AFP) -
    Nepal police late Thursday detained a Pakistani diplomat and his wife with 16 kilogrammes (35 pounds) of powerful RDX explosives in Kathmandu, a highly placed home ministry source said.

    The source, who requested anonymity, said Pakistani embassy first secretary, Mohammad Arshad Cheema and his wife were detained and their statements were being recorded.

    Earlier, the home ministry source said 25 kilogrammes (55 pounds) of RDX had been found.

    The source said Cheema could be declared persona non-grata but would be held here until the investigation was completed and then expelled.

    But Cheema was allegedly trying to leave Kathmandu Friday, sources said.

    Cheema and his wife had been nabbed and detained from a rented house in the Nepalese capital where, according to neighbours, the downstairs flat was used as the office of a highway construction firm called "Sachel Engineering" which had a contract to maintain a stretch of highway near Pokhara, west of here.

    Police said they had acted on a tipoff, but refused to name the source.

    India has often accused Pakistans Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) of using Nepal as a base to route explosives like RDX into India.

    It also blamed the hijacking of the Indian Airlines aircraft on Christmas Eve in December 1999 on the ISI.

    During that time, police had raided a house of a Pakistani diplomat in Kathmandu and charged him with possessing counterfeit Indian currency. He was later deported.

    "The latest incident is sure to put Nepal once more in the media spotlight and reinforce Indian public opinion that Nepal is being used a springboard by the ISI to mount attacks in India," a local internet newswire service, the said.

    Dang diplomat, can't do anything right.
    The guy should be tortured and then killed........for getting caught!!

    You can't fix stupid. So might as well troll them!


      Pakistani diplomat expelled from Nepal

      KATHMANDU, April 13 (AFP) -
      A Pakistani diplomat was Friday expelled from Nepal and given 24 hours to leave the country after he was found in possession of powerful explosives, state-run television reported.

      The Pakistani embassy's first secretary, Mohammad Arshad Cheema, and his wife Rubina Cheema were detained late Thursday at a rented house in Kathmandu.

      Cheema was arrested for possessing 16 kilogrammes (35 pounds) of explosives.

      "The Nepalese government has expelled the Pakistani first secretary detained with large quantities of explosives," the television said.

      "As it is incompatible with his diplomatic duties and inconsistent with the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, the Nepalese government has decided that the Pakistani diplomat, Mr. Cheema, should leave the country within 24 hours," the television quoted a foreign ministry statement as saying.

      Cheema has denied the explosives belonged to him.

      "Cheema said he was living in the rented house in Kathmandu but said he had nothing to do with the explosives and does not know how they found their way into the house," a home ministry official said, asking to remain anonymous.

      "He said the whole thing was a set up by India and blamed it on the Indians," he added.

      The Pakistani embassy here also described the incident as "fabricated."

      According to neighbours, the downstairs flat of Cheema's house was used as the offices of a highway construction firm Sachel Engineering.

      Police chief Madhav Thapa, who led the arrest on Thursday after police received a tip-off, said it was the first time such a large quantity of powerful explosives -- enough to destroy the entire Kathmandu valley -- had been recovered.

      India has often accused Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence of using Nepal as a base to route explosives into India.


        Recently there were riots in Nepal against the so-called irrelevant comments of an Indian actor. Pak media exploited the stage for Nepal grievances against India. Pak citizens clapped for long. ‘Nepal hates India.’

        I propose you to change the stance. We are ready for a new slogan.
        ‘Nepal is taking guidelines from India.’


          Nepal hates Pakistan!!

          [This message has been edited by Infoman (edited April 13, 2001).]


            "Pakistan tasteing it's own medicine"

            [This message has been edited by sajjadm (edited April 14, 2001).]


              Indians on this forum are really really boring.

              Or Indians here rather make fun of pakistan then deal with real politik issues.

              Which one would you think describes this group of simpltons??

              You can't fix stupid. So might as well troll them!



                You may have no taste for satire. Personally for you we belong to the first one.

                Though I prefer the second option half and half separately.



                  Originally posted by skv anand:

                  You may have no taste for satire. Personally for you we belong to the first one.

                  Though I prefer the second option half and half separately.


                  Skv you are only one type UNEMPLOYED & DESPERATE 5 days To find another job.!!!
                  Asia   H

                  Friday April 13, 10:58 AM

                  Laid-off Asian tech workers face U.S. visa limbo
                  By Sonya Hepinstall

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                  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When he was spared in company-wide lay-offs late
                  last year, the telecom engineer from Bangalore, India, was lulled into a
                  warm sense of security -- a false one, as it turned out.

                  "You sort of anticipate in this industry that if something comes up, we
                  should be prepared. But it's very difficult. We never thought it would
                  really happen," said the engineer, who wanted to be identified only as

                  Shekar was a programmer at Chicago-based Internet consultant Xpedior
                  Inc. working on big business software systems for clients such as
                  Unisys, Verizon and Fannie Mae.

                  "I really liked it... We were like a team. We were like a part of the
                  company. We were trying to build it," he said in a telephone interview
                  of those heady days.

                  But on March 20, Xpedior told 300 employees, or 42 percent of its work
                  force, they had two hours to pack up and leave the company. Xpedior said
                  it wanted to sell all or part of its operations; it has since
                  voluntarily delisted from the Nasdaq stock market.

                  "It was very painful to know that we couldn't go further and we had to
                  give it up and it was all over," Shekar said.

                  Painful for everyone. But for holders of guest worker visas like Shekar,
                  getting laid off meant not only being out of a job but being "out of
                  status." As far the U.S. government is concerned, that means --
                  technically -- he was here illegally.

                  EXPECTED HUGE DEMAND

                  It was the expected huge demand in the technical sector that led in
                  October 2000 to a hike in the guest worker quota of so-called H1B visas
                  to 195,000 per year up to the end of fiscal 2003 from 115,000 in 2000.

                  More than half of the H1Bs granted to skilled workers in 1999 and 2000
                  were given to those in technical fields in order to meet what was then
                  seen as a desperate shortage of high-tech talent, the Immigration and
                  Naturalization Service (INS) said.

                  Indians have made up 41 percent of the beneficiaries since the program
                  started in 1992, followed by Chinese with 10 percent and Canadians a
                  distant third with three percent.

                  Things look different now. The technical boom has gone bust. Dotcoms are
                  dissolving, options are worthless and profits even at the blue chips of
                  the tech sector are in free-fall.

                  For some of the non-American workers who were supposed to be the foot
                  soldiers of a new technological era, the comedown has been devastating,
                  and incredibly sudden.

                  Dotcoms have been known to fire employees -- both domestic and foreign
                  -- on the spot, sending H1B visa holders off on a frenzied scramble to
                  find new jobs.

                  Technically, the INS would be justified in ordering laid-off H1B workers
                  to leave the country.

                  In reality, however, the INS, itself taken by surprise by the situation,
                  has taken the more pragmatic path of dealing with each person on a
                  case-by-case basis.

                  Although the conventional wisdom is that H1B holders have up to 10 days
                  to find a new job, in fact there is no official timeframe, leaving
                  people in a kind of immigration limbo.

                  "It gives us stomachaches when people ask 'how much time do I have?',"
                  said Linda Hoffman, a lawyer at immigration law firm Freilicher and
                  Hoffman in Washington.

                  IT WASN'T YOUR FAULT

                  Immigration lawyers said it was not that the INS had changed its policy.

                  "If the person's out of status, the INS has always been fairly
                  reasonable in saying 'OK, we're going to allow you to change jobs
                  because you found that job in five days and we understand that it really
                  wasn't your fault'," said immigration lawyer Dawn Lurie.

                  The INS hopes to introduce proposed regulations in May that will pin
                  down exactly the amount of time H1B visa holders have, INS spokeswoman
                  Eyleen Schmidt said. In the meantime the deadline will have to remain

                  "Prior to this particular slowdown we hadn't seen a lot of these types
                  of requests and so it's hard to say," she said, adding: "It does seem
                  that the sooner you can find employment, (the better for you)."

                  Lurie said in the meantime provisions in the new bills passed by
                  Congress -- dubbed grandly the "American Competitiveness in the 21st
                  Century Act" -- that allowed for the "portability" of the H1B visas from
                  job to job with relative ease have helped laid-off workers find new

                  The U.S. immigration service does not know the total number of H1B visa
                  holders currently in the United States but quotes a Georgetown
                  University report, using INS data, that put the number at around

                  The number of H1B visa holders who have been laid off is also not known.
                  INS's Schmidt said there had been more approvals than denials of
                  applications to "port" H1B visas after being laid off, but could not
                  provide figures.

                  Anecdotal evidence indicates that most people appear to be able to find
                  new work, and relatively quickly. Two cases Lurie handled found work
                  within eight days.


                  Meanwhile applications for new H1B visas continue. As of March 7, 72,000
                  new H1B visas had been granted in the fiscal year that started Sept. 1,
                  2000, and there are 66,000 more petitions pending.

                  Shekar has not yet found new work but he is lucky: his wife won H1B
                  status just one week before he was laid off so he is now a dependent.

                  He is actively looking for work and has had a few bites, but salary is
                  starting to become an issue these days: "They're saying, 'You'll have to
                  take a pay cut'."

                  Despite the legal headaches, coming to the United States was the right
                  thing to do, he said.

                  "I don't regret it because it's given me so much knowledge and
                  opportunity," he said. "If I go back I have so much experience, I can
                  market that in my country," the south Asian national said.

                  As for staying on: "You keep trying till you get something to happen,
                  (but) once you know it can't happen it's wise to pack and go back."

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                  barque(bijli) yoon akadti hai apne karname pe ke
                  jaise phir naya hum aashiyaan bana nahi sakte

                  [This message has been edited by Azad Munna (edited April 14, 2001).]


                    Originally posted by CM:
                    Indians on this forum are really really boring.

                    Or Indians here rather make fun of pakistan then deal with real politik issues.

                    Which one would you think describes this group of simpltons??

                    Is that your contribution to the thread? For some who decries about intelligent postings and fluff, you seem to be showing the much maligned traits.

                    The irony refered to Indians as "simpltons". Nice word..however, even simpletons can spell what does that make you.LOL!

                    And Munna bete, How does this story relate to Pakistani diplomatic terrorists?

                    [This message has been edited by Infoman (edited April 14, 2001).]


                      Skv, satire is lost on me.
                      As well as black humor.
                      Now don't presume to say what i think.
                      There are some who do discuss other issues and then there are some who are just idiots.

                      Infoman, spelling ain't my bag never has been, blame my education systems.
                      And just to point out, that is a typo.
                      And what is my comment to the thread???
                      I said the guy should be killed.
                      Ain't that enough?
                      You want me to do the act myself??

                      CROIRE A L'INCROYABLE
                      You can't fix stupid. So might as well troll them!