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Commission For Pakistan & Bangladesh
HDF Report to the Community
Latest Online Poll: Who to Blame?
Pakistan One Family at a Time
It has been 33 years when East Pakistan became
Bangladesh. Relationship between both countries has since substantially
improved through trade, people exchange and time.
Two things remained, however, unresolved: the truth about the suffering
of people in that terrible civilwar and the issue of Pakistanis
who still live in Bangladesh, popularly known as Biharis.
It was East Pakistan where a Pakistani Akhtar Hameed Khan first
experimented with the development concept which became known throughout
the world as Comilla Project named after a city in Bangladesh. Later
he built the world's largest self help project with no assistance
from any government called Orangi project in Karachi for people
who essentially came from Bangladesh.
HDF model of self help is designed after these models.
As always we request you take part by volunteering or donating.
A Truth Commission For Pakistan
a young Pakistani, I cheered for Pakistan, not knowing what East
Pakistanis/Bangladeshis were going through. I was hurt at the creation
of Bangladesh very deeply. It was my 9/11 as a Pakistani those days.
I have visited Bangladesh since. I heard the stories of the brutalities
of the Pakistani army told to me by generous, hospitable Bangladeshi
strangers turned hosts as I wander their streets and villages. But
I feel it is not enough. I need to know the truth, as do other Pakistanis
and Bangladeshis. [read more]
Pakistanis in Bangladesh
The history of the Bihari
refugees goes back to the partition of India in 1947. Their displacement
occurred in the wake of communal violence during and in the aftermath
of the partition (for example, 30,000 Muslims were killed in the
‘Great Bihar Killing’ in October-November 1947). About
a million of them migrated to the eastern wing of Pakistan (East
Pakistan), (Minority Rights Group, The Biharis in Bangladesh, Report
11, 4th edition, January 1982, p. 7.) mostly from the eastern Indian
states of Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, Nagaland, Manipur,
Tripura and Sikkim. [read more]
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is responsible for the suffering of the Bihari refugees in Bangladesh?
2004 HDF Report to the Community
Why do we bother? Why do our volunteers, our Board of Directors,
and our staff
team struggle against the seemingly overwhelming social problems
confronting us on
the ground in Pakistan? Even though 2003 produced our highest donation
it was still only a bit more than a million dollars. How can this
tiny sum make any
real difference in the world today? What can we really hope to achieve?
Help a family achieve dignity for just fifty cents a day!
Your tax-deductible donation of just $15 per month will help us
provide services for a family of eight. $30 per month supports two
families. That’s just a dollar per day to help two families
reach for dignity and well-being. Won’t
you take a moment to donate
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