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Injustice In the Court of Law –

February 11, 2014

I would like to call myself a patriotic member of civil society of Pakistan. One who is currently witnessing the state of Pakistan being dismantled piece by piece with the help of a pillar of state called the “Judiciary”. The spearhead of this campaign against Pakistan was started by no one else but the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry. He took oath under Provisional Constitutional Order, then used his influence illegally for corruption, when questioned by then President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf – he went to coup the state by using the law society of Pakistan……The battle ended with his restoration.

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The next episode of one sided battle started in court of law barely a month after Pervez Musharraf’s arrival in Pakistan, the former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Chaudhry, issued a challenge, daring people to step forward and bring up charges against Pervez Musharraf. Can you imagine any CJ of a country behaving in this manner? Iftikhar Chaudhry has been overly politicized and compromised for years and has always viewed Musharraf as his arch enemy. Clearly Chaudhry had nothing else but revenge in his agenda. For a long time the Chief Justice has been demanding the Federal Government to bring forth treason charges against Pervez Musharraf. When the government politely declined – such as for instance the Caretaker Government – the Supreme Court could not take no for an answer and maintained an argumentative behaviour with the Caretaker Government, insisting the latter bring forth treason charges against Pervez Musharraf, thereby allowing the ever so eager Supreme Court to proceed with the matter.

This is very interesting given the fact that in Pakistani law, the Supreme Court has absolutely no right to request – let alone demand – the Federal Government to bring forth charges against any individual or group. The Supreme Court cannot request, demand, pressurize and incite the Government to bring to its attention any case. Thus, by constantly pressurizing the Federal Government to proceed with the treason charges against Musharraf, the Supreme Court has violated the law of the land and exposing its utterly biased attitude.

Now coming to the the case of treason against Pervez Musharraf follows the bizarre logic: In November 2007, Pervez Musharraf imposed temporary Emergency Rule in Pakistan. As a result, some sections of the Pakistani Constitution were temporarily suspended, or held in abeyance. This is said to be treason against the State because Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan states that holding the Constitution in abeyance is an act of treason.

Responses

A. Article 232 of the Pakistani Constitution permits the President to impose Emergency Rule under certain situations. As long as the President is satisfied that a situation or a state of affairs exists which warrants Emergency rule, the latter can be imposed.

Article 232 (1)
If the President is satisfied that a grave emergency exists in which the security of Pakistan, or any part thereof, is threatened by war or external aggression, or by internal disturbance beyond the power of a Provincial Government to control, he may issue a Proclamation of Emergency.”
Therefore, imposing Emergency Rule is not akin to “treason” as it is permitted by the Pakistani Constitution. One may disagree with the reasons for imposing the Emergency, yet imposing it is not “treason” or a “punishable crime” even if the underlying reasons are deemed to be weak.

B. In 2007, Article 6 of the Constitution did not state that holding the Constitution in abeyance or suspending it was an act of “treason.” This is the 2007 version of the text of Article 6:
“(1) Any person who abrogates or attempts or conspires to abrogate, subverts or attempts or conspires to subvert the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.”
In 2010, however, through the 18th Amendment, the above text was altered as follows (italics added):
“(1)Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or holds in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance, the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.”
In 2007, suspending or holding the Constitution in abeyance was not an act of high treason. In 2010, however, suspending and holding the Constitution in abeyance became an act of high treason.
It is legally and rationally ridiculous to retroject this backwards to try Pervez Musharraf – or anyone else for that matter – for having allegedly committed “high treason.”

C. Those who have presumed Pervez Musharraf to be guilty of high treason convey the impression as if Pervez Musharraf was working in isolation, in a vacuum, making decisions on his own, with no other individual present in the scene. This scenario is highly unrealistic. The text of the Proclamation of Emergency Rule itself mentions the “prime minister, governors of all four provinces and with the chairman joint chiefs of staff committee, chiefs of the armed forces, vice chief of army staff and corps commanders of the Pakistan army” who deliberated upon the situation and then requested the President – Pervez Musharraf – to impose Emergency Rule in Pakistan. However, as far as I can tell, no one has been questioned. To successfully implement the Emergency rule, individuals (Civil Servants etc), judges and departments at all levels were required to play their part. None of them have been questioned. In fact, the Law Minister of that time – Zaid Hamid Khan – who played a pivotal role in designing and implementing the Emergency Rule in 2007 is presently a senior member of Nawaz Sharif’s party and was once again appointed as the Law Minister, only to be made to resign shortly thereafter due to the embarrassment caused on account of his role as the Law Minister in 2007!

This trial is nothing but blatant discrimination against Pervez Musharraf and a Violation of Article 25 & 6: By having a go at Musharraf by the Supreme Court and the Sharif Government itself. Article 25 is the equality clause – it calls for a lack of discrimination. Likewise, Article 6 is also not being adhered to. This trial can be an important turning point for Pakistan if one believes in the following quote by Martin Luther King.

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Two forms of blatant discrimination are being carried out:

Another important point in this matter that November 2007 imposition of temporary Emergency Rule is a comparatively minor matter – compared to the actual Military (counter) coup of 1999. The latter is the main issue, not the 2007 Emergency. Were it not for the fact that a Military (counter) coup transpired in 1999, the minor matter of the November 2007 Emergency would not have taken place. In light of the High Treason Act, the application of Article 6 cannot be limited to the 2007 Emergency. The 1999 Military (counter) coup needs to be considered. Even then, Article 6 cannot be restricted to the 1999 Military (counter) coup. The dark era of the Zia regime also needs to be considered, including all prior Military takeovers. According to the High Treason Act, from 1958 onwards, every military coup is to be considered and all involved – directly and indirectly – are to be tried and punished. Thus, by singling out Pervez Musharraf and by restricting the proceedings to the comparatively very minor matter of the imposition of temporary Emergency Rule in November 2007, the Supreme Court and the Sharif Government are violating both Articles 6 & 25 of the Constitution and are also ignoring the High Treason Act, which permits the trial of everyone involved in a coup – whether directly or indirectly – from 1958 onward.

Either all are tried or none are tried. Either all regimes are considered or none are considered. There must be across the board justice to ensure fairness and transparency. Picking and choosing should not be allowed
However, we all know that the reason for Ignoring the 1999 Military (counter) Coup is that Iftikhar Chaudhry was one of the judges who took oath under the PCO order.

Army Officers, Politicians, Judges, Bureaucrats, Journalists all need to be tried and punished if they played any part – directly or indirectly – in supporting, maintaining, defending, strengthening and legitimising a Military takeover/regime.

Oath taking ceremony of Iftikhar Chaudhry

Oath taking ceremony of Iftikhar Chaudhry

• Corrupt and biased Judges such as Iftikhar Chaudhry, who legitimized the Army’s rightful counter coup of 1999, must be taken to court for the matter and justice should be served upon them with full force

• The current two times failed Prime Minister should immediately resign – along with all of his colleagues who aided and abetted the dictator Zia. They must then be brought before the law for violating the Pakistani Constitution multiple times.

Finally, one should recall that Ch. Shujaat Hussain has already put himself forward to be tried in court for treason under Article 6 but the federal government is yet to include his name in the case.

As justice cannot be forced upon selectively –
Author: Asad Baig
Email : Ashbaig80@gmail.com

***Material pointing towards the different Articles of Constitution Pakistan has been researched by Usman Sheikh.***

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The New Chess Board Of Old “PAWNS”

March 17, 2009

 

Pakistan Zindabad

Pakistan Zindabad

 I am not the only one doing an analysis/discussion on the current political setup in Pakistan. However, I am the from the few ones doing it in  light of FACTS, HONESTY & LOVE FOR PAKISTAN. Every reader now has seen the jubilation thousands of  citizens of Pakistan  mostly from Punjab on the reinstatement of Chaudry Iftikhar as the chief justice of Pakistan. Sweets have been distributed, slogans have been chanted and the wickedness of the whole scenario is the joy and pride of PML N specially Sharif brothers. There is Jay Ho Jay Ho going on for lawyers movement & PML N on the whole and along the side line there are also positive chants of GA Bhutto and Pakistan Army specially COAS General Kiyani.  

In all the celebrations somehow the dented integrity, credibility and stability of Pakistan has been compromised even more and current political stake holders have managed to ignore it.  Let me take a deep breath and try to take you through my analysis of every stakeholder and how they positioned themselves for tomorrow.

1.  Iftikhar Chaudry and Lawyers

 It should be noticed that during the past few days of building up of  “Wrong March” for some reason Chaudry  was quite. There weren’t any addresses, interviews or even statements in media. This opens up two fronts

a) He knew about his reinstatements before the march began.
b) He was thinking about the actions he would be taking after the reinstatement. (NRO, 3rd Nov and Musharaf)

Whichever of the two it does make me think that when Sharif brothers were buzzing to restore Chaudry, he was actually sat at home viewing the whole situation from the outside. Even after his reinstatement this time around he has not shown massive  joy over it like he did the last time. Although, the biased media is acting as cover up saying that he wont make any more public speeches , meeting politicians etc because he is now the Chief Justice of Pakistan and any such contacts are beyond the ethics of his post. The restoration after the retirement of Chief Justice Dogar sounds more like a re-appointment of  Chaudry after the retirement of Chief Justice Dogar. This is one very important point which has been missed by the biased media, two faced analyst etc. 

In my opinion, the grey areas effecting his mood’s are that during the speech of puppet PM Gilani he didn’t mention anything along the lines of 3 November’s position. Quoting from his speech ,

Iftikhar Chaudry Re-appointed Chief Justice Pakistan

Iftikhar Chaudry Re-appointed Chief Justice Pakistan

 

Dear countrymen as per my and the President of Pakistan’s promise I announce the restoration of all the deposed judges including Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. On the retirement of Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar on March 21 Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry would take charge of the Chief Justice of Pakistan. The notification of this is being issued.”

Now the news in media is that Chaudry won’t be touching the controversial political cases. This means he will be avoiding NRO. NRO which was the worst thing to be imposed on Pakistani public by the western stations and now we hear it is going to go un- accounted for. So long to the slogans of free judiciary, honest judiciary and a new sunrise in the justice system will still bow to corrupt political setup.

General Kiyani & Army

General Kiyani has played a very dignified role in this process and has asked the democratically elected dogs to sort out the mess. He has done the dictation on it and the government has followed it. Initially I wasn’t happy about General Kiyani’s moves but on the wider angle I think he has kept army’s directly away from the political setup because at the moment Army cant have another distraction in the form of a coup.

Bravo sir, if you are doing what I think you are then I SALUTE  you….  

 

 

General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani & General (R) Pervez Musharaf

General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani & General (R) Pervez Musharaf

Pakistan Media

The biased media of ARY one world, Geo TV and others have yet again played the role of effecting Pakistan in a negative way. In Lahore and Pindi out of the millions of population of Punjab only a few thousands turned up for the protest / march. Those turned up were mostly political workers or lawyers so how the hell is this march termed as successful? How can media say that the masses have shown what they want i.e. free judiciary. Punjab is not the only province of Pakistan there are others as well and clearly others are not bothered as much.  However, media has not highlighted the real masses and yet again played like the pawns of CIA.

Moreover, the media reckons that this whole solution of the crisis didn’t have a western hand in it. Well if it didn’t then my question is,

What did Clinton have phone conversation with all the major stake holders for?
Why did Holbrooke played an active role during the crisis?

In my opinion, there was a major hand of Americans in all this process and they supported the chief justice and wanted him reinstated. It should also be noted here that the emergency rule placed by Pervez Musharaf which lead to the sacking on Chief Justice was not supported by US and Condoleezza Rice strictly condemned it. This was the point when they really decided to take Pervez Musharaf out of office. When I can see these conspiracies being hatched, when my peers can see it then why is a media trying to give masses a completely wrong story.  Media anchors and analyst like Kashif , Asma , The idiot from dateline Pakistan are all funded by enemies of Pakistan and they are not doing justice Pakistan at all. 

 

Sharif Brothers

It would be interesting to see their next move. In my opinion now that they have bullied government into filing a review petition it seems like they will be back in Punjab government again which will also pave way for Nawaz Sharif to be elected as a member of parliment. Which then will result into political confrontation with the PPP and they will try to topple the government in  the center in order for Nawaz Sharif to once again hold the office of Prime Minister of Pakistan. They have got the judicial system in  their favor and who knows lawyers might march again to get the decision of the courts against Sharif brothers disqualification reverted (if the review petition is not successful). Sharif brothers are to blame for the lasting political turmoil in the country, the detarioting economic condition and the politics of provinces rather than politics of Pakistan.  

The way they lead the march showed signs of challenging the writ of Pakistan. I have said this before, the march also showed that Sharif brothers, if not happy might even opt to make another Bangladesh by trying to run a separatist movement in Punjab.

India, US, and UK all favor the Sharif brothers because they pose a major threat to Pakistan and they can serve the purpose of long lasting destabilized Pakistan. 

President Zardari

Well what can I say, he is completely out of the picture at the moment. It seems like he has been warned by General Kiyani and now has been sidelined from all the governing matters. I can even see a change in the office of the President in the near future. The party members of PPP are revolting against him and it seems like PPP has a rollercoaster ride in the future.  

From the way I see it President Zardari has won this round of confrontation by restoring the chief  justice just the way he liked it. No NRO, no other cases. Just him doing his term and President Zardari doing his term.

My Conclusion

  • The re-appointed chief justice will be a puppet and will sit quietly and serve his term. 
  • One man cant change the corruption full justice system of Pakistan. He will never succeed in fact lawyers might even go against him in the future.
  • NRO and other controversial cases will be avoided in the name of stability of Pakistan, they will once again fool people.
  • Nothing will change in the judicial system and to take the attention of the masses away an even bigger crisis will be created in the country
  • Army will keep their hands hidden but play an indirect active role in the current democratic system and will try to keep the government going as long as possible. 
  •  Sharif brothers will try to achieve their ill motives to try to destabilize Pakistan by using Punjab government.

Next few months are very important for Pakistan. Now that the whole judiciary problem has been resolved its time for the government to finally come up with some policies to put the economy, stability and integrity of Pakistan back on track. They mustn’t forget that India is still trying to detroit the situation in Pakistan, ISI and Army are facing a threat from inside and the outside and finally Pakistani Taliban terrorist are trying to gain grounds and are being funded by RAW.

Pakistan ka khuda Hafiz   

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The ‘Wrong’ March: Why The Pakistani Military Won’t Intervene

March 15, 2009

By AHMED QURAISHI
Saturday, 14 March 2009.
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 ISLAMABAD, PakistanThe Pakistani military will not intervene to protect President Asif Ali Zardari or his nemesis Nawaz Sharif. Although firmly opposed to intervention as per the wishes of Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the Pakistani military is nonetheless exploring all options to deal with the looming specter of a total collapse of government leading to anarchy across the country.

There is a common feeling in military circles that Pakistan’s elite political class should bear the responsibility for its decisions. The full range of the public administration abilities of these politicians, many of whom have been elected more than twice and thrice, are exposed as sharply lacking. The political class consists of people who are recycled, tried, tested and failed.

 But the ineptitude of Pakistani politicians has entered a dangerous phase now. The new threat includes creating an ethnic confrontation between two provinces, Sindh and Punjab, which could result from the aggressive drive by Mr. Nawaz Sharif to dislodge the Zardari government.

 

This time Pakistanis are seeing a breathtaking failure and irresponsible behavior across the board.

 

 ZARDARI VS. SHARIF

 The incompetence of President Zardari is evident in the manner in which he deliberately pushed all his political enemies to align themselves against him simultaneously. The support for Mr. Zardari’s government from the United States and the United Kingdom is a matter of deep concern for many Pakistanis. These Pakistanis feel that Mr. Zardari’s government is a vehicle for Washington and London to contain Pakistan’s military, intelligence agencies and its nuclear and advanced missile programs. They cite the examples of the behavior of this government in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks, the attempts to sideline and dismantle ISI, and the acceptance of U.S. military’s aerial and ground border violations. In this sense, Mr. Zardari has few friends within the Pakistani public opinion. His ouster is the demand of most Pakistani nationalists.

But Mr. Nawaz Sharif’s role is no less deceptive and destructive than that of Mr. Zardari’s. The former premier, who is denouncing Mr. Zardari today, played the most important role in helping Mr. Zardari become President. Nawaz Sharif helped Zardari come to power. It is hypocritical for Mr. Sharif now to condemn NRO (the law that Musharraf promulgated on Anglo-American desire to facilitate the return of the Bhutto-Zardari combine back to power) when his own political career is at stake.  Nawaz Sharif’s recent outbursts are not principled politics but revenge. The sorry part is that the lawyers and the media have failed to put this opportunism by Mr. Sharif on the spotlight. 

Mr. Sharif has also declared ‘rebellion’ against the State and has encouraged policemen and government officials to declare mutiny. This is the most dangerous aspect of this crisis. The fact that Pakistani television commentators have almost ignored this dangerous call is surprising. For those Pakistanis who had condemned, in 2005, the rebellion against the State by politician-turned-terrorist Akbar Bugti, Mr. Sharif’s statements came as a shock. It is possible that in the near future, Bugti-wannabes will quote Sharif’s example to justify such rebellions. Their argument will be, ‘You ignore the calls for rebellion from Punjab politicians but condemn those from smaller provinces.’

Another alarming development was how Mr. Sharif resorted to portray his issues with Mr. Zardari as a battle between the entire Punjab province and a President from Sindh.

 This use of the so-called ‘Punjab card’ by the Sharif brothers sets a dangerous precedent. Pakistan’s security managers must stay alert to the possibility of trouble in Sindh if the Zardari government falls. There are indications that subversive elements will stoke trouble by suggesting that Mr. Zardari’s government crumbled due to a mutiny led by Punjab.

This is why it is important that Mr. Nawaz Sharif does not emerge from this crisis with more political influence than what he had before the crisis. Pakistanis are right in wanting Mr. Zardari and his team out, but the Sharif brothers are not the right replacement. This is also why it is important to heed the advice of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain of the PML-Q. Shujaat has proposed a three-party coalition government in Punjab, where Mr. Sharif will have to share power with both PPPP and PML-Q.  

AMERICA & BRITIAN

It was surprising to see some Pakistani commentators describe the panicked American and British diplomatic moves to save the Zardari government as ‘good this time’ because, in the words of these commentators, the two countries were trying to stabilize Pakistan and save democracy.  

The reality comes with a twist. Such naïveté on the part of some Pakistanis is unfortunate and shows the extent to which Pakistan stands confused and disturbed thanks to the constant barrage of Anglo-American psychological operations, missile attacks, and covert insurgencies being waged against this country by the powers that occupy Afghanistan.

The fact is that Washington and London moved swiftly to save the Zardari government regardless of whether they like Mr. Zardari or not. This is a government in which Washington had made huge investment. It is part of a ‘deal’ linked to the Anglo-American interests in the region.

 It is incorrect that Washington ‘does not trust’ President Zardari, as some Pakistani commentators have been saying recently. The Americans accepted Benazir Bhutto after a long neglect when they felt they needed to counterbalance the Pakistani military and Musharraf, whom America and Britain did not trust.

President Zardari is as acceptable to Washington and London as Benazir Bhutto was when the ‘deal’ was brokered by the two capitals to force a beleaguered Musharraf to share power with someone the Anglo-Americans could trust.

The real problem this time was that President Zardari made an unnecessary move that threatened this government and made the military takeover look good to many Pakistanis. The Americans need this democracy so that they can use its players to counterbalance the Pakistani military in Afghanistan and Kashmir. They know it is easy to meddle in Pakistan. They know that Pakistani politicians are characterless, corrupt and easily buyable through money and power. There are no political parties in Pakistan, only political families with their own interests. It is easy for foreign powers to manipulate these players for their interests.

So U.S. and U.K. intervened to save ‘democracy’ and avert the scary possibility of the Anglo-Americans having to deal with the Pakistani military in the driving seat again.

 LAWYERS’ MOVEMENT

Despite the good intentioned statements to the contrary, the lawyers’ movement has become thoroughly politicized by now. Pakistanis have noticed how Mr. Nawaz Sharif, a political partisan with his own agenda, has become the face of the movement and its official spokesperson.

In 2007, wily politicians too scared to directly confront the military government sheepishly hid behind the lawyers’ movement and used it to topple the military government.

In 2008, the politicians ditched the lawyers and refused to boycott elections under a military ruler.

 In 2009, one politician, Nawaz Sharif, is using the lawyers to topple another politician, Asif Zardari.

Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan played a key role in turning the movement into a tool for ambitious politicians. Chaudhry Iftikhar, the deposed chief justice, would have done a great service by decisively shunning this overt politicization. But even he, after being released from house arrest in March 2008, dashed straight to the residence of Asif Zardari, not a president then but the leader of the party in government, to thank him for releasing him. When Zardari shunned him, Iftikhar is now basking in the glory of Mr. Sharif.

 Mr. Sharif is no innocent political player and the message of change that the lawyers’ movement is promoting cannot happen with Mr. Sharif at the helm.

The question is: Have the two Chaudhrys – Iftikhar and Aitzaz – irreparably politicized the noble cause of an independent judiciary? If he is restored, will Chaudhry Iftikhar be in a position to fairly deal with Mr. Sharif and the other political players in the country?

Then there is also this: Pakistan does need an independent judiciary. But this should come as part of wider changes in the entire political system that is falling apart. Merely reinstating a few judges, who are also now politicized, will never solve the problem for good. 

THE MEDIA

The media in Pakistan has also gone berserk, becoming political partisan under the pretext of siding with truth. First its hype helped these failed politicians come to power. The media failed to help the Pakistani public opinion ask questions about the past record of these politicians before electing them. During the run-up to the 2008 elections, the media suppressed any criticism of these politicians under the pretext of fighting dictatorship. And today when these politicians have plunged the nation into another unnecessary confrontation because of their lust for power, the media has readily become a tool in this fight, siding with one party against another. Until now, there is no regulation whatsoever of this important medium of influence. Other countries have sophisticated media management systems that wage diplomatic and military wars. In Pakistan, this important pillar of national security is running amok.

DEMOCRATIC HORROR

If democracy could turn into horror, it just did in Pakistan. Politicians and partisan activists posing as civil society have just turned Pakistan into the butt of global jokes: a nation with vast economic, geographic, cultural and military potential that is unable to produce a mature, educated leadership.

 

This internal chaos is excellent fodder for the propaganda that strong lobbies in the United States have been engaging in against Pakistan over the past two years, trying to convince the world that Pakistan is a dangerous country that desperately needs U.S. military intervention and containment of its nuclear and strategic programs.

The worst part is that even if the judges are restored and Mr. Nawaz Sharif’s government in Punjab is reinstated, this failed political system in Pakistan will keep generating artificial tensions and crises linked to dogfights among politicians over booty. Pakistan is ripe for a major overhaul in its political structure and foreign policy. Sooner or later, the ball will fall in the military’s court. When that happens, the military better be ready with creative solutions because old-style coups won’t work this time. 

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Cricket & Pakistan

March 15, 2009
When "WE DID IT"

When "WE DID IT"

I was sitting and  reading some news on cricket when suddenly the who Sri Lankan team episode flashed in my mind. Then I read some interviews of Inzamam-ul-Haque and a few other players all making a point that cricket in Pakistan is finished now (for sometime)….
It reminded me of the final of 1992 world cup. I ended up watching the first half of the match i.e. Pakistan’s batting innings in a shop of a tailor in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Karachi, squezed between a sweeing machine and few friends. (due to loadshedding there wasnt electricity at ours). The joy that win brought to who country was great. Pakistan was nearly out of the tournament and then things turned Pakistan’s way and we did it.

Those were the days when we had all the cricketing greats and today we have these pains to live with…..

Allah Help us!

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Random – Islamic Pakistan – Musharaf policies – Pakistani

March 11, 2009

 

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The following paragraphs are as a results of discussion on a forum on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=3110245471

Some people  seem to have an assumption that moderate Pakistani citizens haven’t read Quran. The reality is we have and we all know what Quran, Islam , hadees are all about and we have been brought up with all that so they need to stop bringing religion into every discussion.

Pakistan is not being run the away our religion says and probably it will never run that way so why debate on the issue?  just live your life the way Muslims are supposed to and enjoy it. It is irresponsible religious statements which have put Pakistan on the back foot. Islam should be implemented in one’s own life first,then in one’s own house  and then the preaching should began. If so called religious people are conscious enough of the fact that Pakistan is not being run according to teachings of Islam then starting from today  they should start a movement for Islamic governance in Pakistan. Eradicating the honest governance of beloved soldier of our homeland doesnt do any justice. 

Pakistan was made in the name of religion but its NOT governed in the name of religion. Our constitution is not in the name of religion. If Sharia law is introduced in the whole of Pakistan then shakers who want Islamic rule implementing will be leaving the country first. Unfortunately, Pakistani’s live a highly double standards life. On screen its, implement islam, islam is our religion etc off screen its things like woh kafir hai (he is not a muslim), ya sahi islam hai (my way of islam is the right way), woh ghalat islam hai (his way of islam is the wrong way) etc etc etc.

With regards to quran and sunnah in Pakistan. First of all what I fail to understand iswhich Islam should be followed in Pakistan. Which maslak? Shia, Sunni, Deobandi, Barailwi, Ismaili etc etc etc?

 

Lal Masjid Student in ACTION

Lal Masjid Student in ACTION

 

 People say Lal Masjid was not handled well etc etc. In my opinion Lal Masjid was handled well. Infact it should have been dealt very earlier. Pervez Musharaf was kind enough to let them go on for so long.

Its easy to criticize Pervez Musharaf, when one is in power only then he realizes the challenges and the core of running a country.  In 21st century for survival as a nation you need economy, image, governance, planning, strong leadership skills and he gave you all that. Pakistan never saw $16 billion in reserve’s he showed you that, he showed the true potential of Pakistan.   

Today, Pakistani’s are capable enough to point a finger at Pervez Musharaf because he enlightened them and our fellow citizens to question his moves, constructively criticize policies and brain storm. Pakistani’s have forgotten the time when media was not allowed to utter a single word against the government. Why do Pakistani’s suffer from short term memory lack is un explained.

If people watch resignation address it shows Pervez Musharaf’s patriotism and his love for this country. An honest man stood tall to defend our home land, he fought wars for us so that people like you could sleep in peace in our independent home land, he put his everything at stake and people blame him for un Islamic, un democratic acts etc which don’t even exist in our country.

Leaders are humans and they do some mistakes Nelson Mandela did mistakes, Quai-e-Azam did mistakes and so on so forth but that don’t over shadow their great work. Pervez Musharaf is human as well and he did some mistakes as well but they cant over shadow his exceptional work for Pakistan.

 “The greatest threat to Pakistan is Pakistani’s nothing else.”

Na shukray logon ka koee haal nahin……. 

 

 

 

 
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Pakistan- A year after the “ELECTIONS 2008”

March 10, 2009

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Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah said,

                      “There is no power on earth that can undo Pakistan.”

More than a year ago when the first much monitored elections took place in Pakistan on the 18th of February a new wave of happYness went across the country. It cleared the way for PPP (on a sympathy vote), a come back from PML (N) and a winning defeat for PML (Q).  Much of the analyst said that people have given their mandate to PPP and PML (N) and rejected the policies and the government of PML (Q) and Pervez Musharaf. Media was  biased throughout the post elections and it kept the same tone and raised the bar even higher. And on the very first evening after the election results there were chants of “Go Musharaf Go”. 

I dont need to repeat in detail the promises which PPP and PML (N) made before the elections however, I would like to highlight a few of the  important ones.

  1. Reinstating judges
  2. Better economic policies
  3. Roti Kapra Makaan (Food, Clothing and Housing for poor)
  4. A safer and stable Pakistan etc etc etc.

Today i.e. the 10th of March 2009 the main character of judges team is yet to be restored(In my opinion he needs to be taken to trial for the turmoil caused because of him), Pakistan is in an economic turmoil Karachi Stock which was the  biggest and most liquid exchange in Pakistan. It was declared the “Best Performing Stock Market of the World for the year 2002”. had  a market capitalization of Rs. 3,746.203 billion (US$ 56.334 billion) having listed capital of Rs. 705.873 billion (US$ 10.615 billion). and was well above the 12000 index point now stands at only 5000+ points.  General public has become poorer and the over all buying power has fallen by 39% in the past year (according to the survey conducted by World bank). Finally, stability in Pakistan has gone to the worst possible stage (unfortunately). The so called greatest alliance of reconciliation of democratically elected  crooked cream of the crop has once again pushed Pakistan on the back foot of disasters.  This is the Pakistan which voters voted for, media campaigned for, lawyers rallied for and politicians did a deal for? 

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In the current setup Pakistan has a dishonest head of state, a disillusioned governance in Punjab, a gloomy government in NWFP, a shaky setup in Balochistan and a fragile coalition in Sindh. The recent disqualification drama of Sharif brothers has plunged the country into new crisis of confrontational politics. The Sharif brothers who in their rule attacked the supreme court of Pakistan in order to throw chief justice Sajjad Ali Shah out, who also directly interfered in Army affairs, gave Taliban a freehand to make bonkers of madrassah and are responsible for ordering killings of 1000’s of youths are today talking about a DEMOCRATIC Pakistan.

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The pathetic, politically motivated lawyers movement has damaged the countries justice system even more. If the judges, the lawyers etc were loyal to their profession then Pakistan’s Justice system would have been in a much better state. I know and I assume all Pakistani’s know how justice works in courts and how decision swings the way of money rather than material facts. In my opinion, any lawyer who participates in lawyers movement/ rally etc should be dismantled from his duties and thrown for a life time imprisonment. A new justice system should be given shape, with seperate court’s for women in order to process the cases quickly and effectively. Its time to clear the rubbish black coats out and flush their corrupt systems.

Above are only few of the internal failures. For external failures like drone attacks, Mumbai events and over all foreign policy has been a mega disaster on its own.

Someone said once right“Its only when wishes come true, one tends to realize what they had actually wished for” 

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Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah said,

“Yet this is a truth people so easily seem to forget and begin to prize local, sectional or provincial interests above and regardless of the national interests. It naturally pains me to find the curse of provincialism holding sway over any section of Pakistan. Pakistan must be rid of this evil”

In a nutshell, the current political condition of the country is more about power rather than being about reforms for people. Sharif brothers are soo much lost in the greed of power that even after the attacks on the Sri Lankan team they had the cheek to hold a press conference against the government rather than putting their difference aside and standing ONE for Pakistan. I cant believe that people still support them even after the whole drama of them claiming of not signing a deal to go to Saudia, then the claim of signing a deal for 5 years and finally the Saudi evidence of a signed deal of 10 years.

One LOTA Imran Khan cant decide which way to swing, he has now been a part of every possible alliance, from being a supporter of Pervez Musharaf to even brushing shoulders with Qazi Hussain Ahmed. The irresponsible behaviour by the politician is being more and more damaging to Pakistan day by day.

Above this, the media which was awarded freedom by Pervez Musharaf became a concrete enemy of Pervez Musharaf is now trying to criticize the government with him. This tells us that how the balance of attention shifts from one ounce to another withthe passage of time. If only media was sincere , the aware-ness of Pakistani nation would be on a different level.

Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah said,

“We are now all Pakistanis–not Baluchis, Pathans, Sindhis, Bengalis, Punjabis and so on–and as Pakistanis we must feet behave and act, and we should be proud to be known as Pakistanis and nothing else” 

Its still not late for us as a nation to boycott all political parties and opt for a new setup by looking at facts and figures. Its time to use our voice, strength and mindset to change the path of our beloved nation. Its late but its never too late for a change.  These political parties which have always shifted sides based upon their interest have never given us anything and they never will. So lets kick them out  and select our own path of success….

“Yet another awaited coup, yet another lesson and nation will never learn”

Pakistan Paindabad, Pakistan Zindabad

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Busy

February 5, 2009

Sorry to all my regular visitors. I have been away from blog world for ages now. Life is just soo busy but anyways, I am coming up with a few new posts over the weekend so put your seat belts on….

see you all soon!

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Obama, Oil & Pakistan

January 22, 2009
Region Of Concerns

Region Of Concerns

January 22, 2009 

America’s military policy is following its foreign policy which follows the smell of oil. Forget freedom and democracy. That’s for fools. Pakistanis are fooling themselves if they think President Obama will be able to change this. Let’s pray he does. The Karachi-Torkham-Afghanistan supply route and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan pipeline means that U.S. will have to take effective control of Balochistan, Gwadar and Karachi. This will also help deny Iran and China any stake in their own pipelines across Pakistan. America can’t do this by going to war with a strong Pakistani military. Destabilization is part of the plan, with some margin for unintended consequences. Now you understand the game. By

Ahmed Quraishi | Wednesday, 21 January 2009.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Publicly, America’s most immediate challenge after the government change is Afghanistan and Pakistan. Privately, in Washington’s power corridors, it is oil. Oil, and not al Qaeda, is threatening to knock America off global leadership. President Obama takes over a country whose global economic leadership is threatened by dwindling oil reserves and a dogfight over whatever remains. Oil is running out, fast. And the remaining oil, including new reserves, lie in other people’s lands, closer to Russia, China, Europe and other powers. America’s global supremacy rests on an economic system based on easy access to oil. If someone else gets that oil, America loses. Jon Thompson, an American oil veteran ExxonMobil Exploration Company’s former president, has written in June 2003 that by next decade the world will need 80% more oil than we have today to keep the world going. Luckily for President Obama, his predecessor, George W. Bush, has done an excellent job in: One, securing new oil, and, Two, warding off threat from other oil hungry powers. Under the guise of spreading freedom and democracy, Bush’s eight years saw the biggest expansion of American military bases across the world. And the trail follows the smell of oil. This riddle is as mysterious as the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. America’s foreign policy was also adjusted to follow the footprint of oil, going where the oil is, be it Angola, Sudan/Darfur, Central Asia, Russia, Colombia, Georgia, Venezuela, and of course Iraq. Somalia is fast becoming the latest battlefield in this secretive global dogfight over oil and transport routes.

In the words of veteran American oil industry correspondent William Engdahl, ‘U.S. military and foreign policy was now about controlling every major existing and potential oil source and transport route on earth […] One superpower, the United States, would be in a position to decide who gets how much energy and at what price.’ The Taliban government was not an enemy of America. It sent delegations to United States and lobbied for U.S. State Department’s attention. Its removal was decided much before 9/11, according to Pakistan’s former top diplomat Niaz Naik, who was told so explicitly by U.S. officials in July 2001. Taliban fell out of favor because they put terms and conditions on the pipelines that American oil giants planned to construct on Afghan territory. Taliban were replaced by U.S. oil consultants Zalmay Khalilzad and Hamid Karzai. Pakistan was and continues to be the next target. U.S. diplomatic meddling has already disturbed the natural progression of the Pakistani government system, leading to instability and creating local players who look to America for support. U.S. military intervention is softening up the country through regular missile attacks and drone flights. The last time this method proved effective was in Iraq during the 1990s.

The chatter in the U.S. think tanks and media about Pakistan’s division along ethnic lines has never been this high. Pakistan has to be subdued in order for American energy and military transport lines to become secure. America needs to secure Pakistani transport routes from the sea to the Afghan border. Balochistan is an interesting case. Destabilizing this Pakistani province disturbs Iran’s plans to lay down pipelines to Pakistan and beyond. The instability also helps destroy China’s chances of using Gwadar, the new Pakistani port city overlooking oil-rich Gulf, to dock its commercial and naval ships. In fact, the entire area between Gwadar and the Sino-Pakistani border is up in insurgencies of all sorts, known and unknown. This is the same route that a future Chinese oil pipeline is supposed to take, linking China to oil supplies from Africa and the Gulf. This entire area was peaceful before 2005, until meddling by unknown actors began from the U.S.-controlled Afghan soil, exploiting Pakistani internal problems. The United States is playing a big role in ‘softening’ Pakistan. It is trying to pitch the country’s elected governments against the military to reduce the military’s ability to decide Pakistani interest on Afghanistan, China and India. Outside meddling is easy thanks to Pakistan’s weak political and government structure. Stopping American intervention in Pakistan, while continuing the cooperative relationship, is the biggest challenge facing President Obama. Will he do it? The facts on the ground are not encouraging. After gaining unprecedented access inside Pakistan – both diplomatically and militarily – it is doubtful that an Obama administration would scale back U.S. gains. Pakistan will have to tell the U.S. that it has legitimate security and strategic interests in the region and that it cannot allow the U.S. to decide those for Pakistan. This includes the shape of the future government in Kabul, the expansion of the Indian role in the region, and the relationship with China. Obama’s Washington has to understand, respect and work with Pakistani interests and concerns. Any other type of relationship won’t work. President Obama needs to wean his policy planners off the idea of reproducing the pliant regimes Baghdad and Kabul. Those things require war. And President Obama doesn’t want another war, does he?

This post is taken from the following:-

http://pakistankakhudahafiz.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/oil-obama-and-pakistan/

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Obama & Challenges!

January 22, 2009

President Of United States Of America "Barrack Hussein Obama"

President Of United States Of America "Barrack Hussein Obama"

The bar of challenges has been moved up high for Obama and now there are more chances for him to fail than pass. (I hope it’s not the way I predict!)

American’s have always played politics of the future and in my opinion Obama is just another pawn of America’s dirty politics. He has good motives but I am afraid that they would fade away with the passage of time in the dust of house of congress. It’s known that motives are not constant and fortunately/ unfortunately they change with the prevailing circumstances. With American Presidency being a seat where black has turned into white and white has into turned black for a century, the chances seem to very vague.

In addition to this, U.S Presidency is not a one man show. It involves a share of many other authorities and we cannot forget the former President Bush who can still influence things through his friends within congress. Whether Obama has been pushed on top of the board for a huge success or for a massive failure is a trillion dollar question.

Its amusing to see that without even doing anything Obama has been granted a status of a hero. The real test hasn’t even started. The level of expectation is high for Obama, with too much at stake and too little time. Fumbles and tumbles are on bets for sure.

There is no doubt that speeches of Obama are very inspirational and he has said what a common person wanted to hear. By showing interest in economy, Guantanamo bay, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and the resolution of Kashmir he has no doubt won support of nearly all ethnicities. However, history tells us that the campaign promises are forgotten as soon as the campaign is over. I am afraid of what is coming next for the world. Either it would be cheers of joy or it would bow head in disappointments (yet again!). The posture of newly elected President Obama and his selected administration team in Washington show that they mean business. The recent executive orders have clearly proved it.

Lets us all hope, that the future holds the best for all us.

AHEAD!!!!

AHEAD!!!!

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Inside Story PPP & PML (Q)

January 20, 2009

Zardari AND Pervez Elahi Sahab have given final touches to a power-sharing deal over a late night secret dinner at the presidency yesterday.
Significantly, PML-Q President Shujaat Hussain decided to stay away from the meeting and preferred to send cousin Elahi along with brother Wajahat and nephew Moonis to ink an unannounced deal with the president, who is reportedly desperate to get a two-thirds majority in the Senate at all costs in the forthcoming elections in March.
A Property tycoon of Islamabad, who is said to be a mutual friend of both Zardari and Elahi Sahab, was also behind the scene to ensure that his two friends come close together to get rid of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Punjab. The Tycoon will not be named yet my fellow members.

The sources said that under the proposed deal, Moonis will be the senior minister in the new government in Punjab while Hussain will be the consensus candidate for the Senate along his close aide Kamil Agha.

Both parties have decided to support each other’s candidates in the 5-seat fight in the Senate to thwart attempts by mutual rival Nawaz Sharif to increase his tally in the upper house of Pakistan’s bicameral parliament.

The power sharing deal between PPP and PML-Q is expected to shock a lot of people, but not me. 🙂