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March 15th, 2004

Vilayat Khan died yesterday. :-(

Following a discussion with a friend, I want to revise my opinion regarding PASHA’s trip to India. I had said earlier that if people paid for the trip from their own resources, what difference does it make to anyone else? However, PASHA was representing Pakistan’s software industry, rather than a bunch of individuals going there to check out the scene. So, perceptions and views do matter as they reflect on the industry and its goals and directions.

Anyhow, the central issue I was trying to raise about PASHA is that the association is very dodgy, lacks credibility and there is just no common vision. Certainly, there are some well-intentioned people who hold important positions but I seriously doubt whether they will be “allowed” to get very far.



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