Posts Tagged ‘Pakistani Politics’

The recent Peshawar airport attacks has left many speechless, a valiant effort by the so called militant movements, they make it again to the bases of Pakistan and the security agencies once again scratch their heads on what is happening. First the Mehran base in Karachi left several injured and now the Bacha Khan airport with an in-built air base was attacked jeopardizing the life of several civilians. A foreign threat comes from nowhere and threats the sovereignty of the state and we have no one to counter the attacks and hence we see a heavy collateral damage. After the attacks the concluding sentence was Peshawar airport attack kills 10, injures more than 50 where 3 terrorists are shot dead and one security official is killed. I am dumfound at the fact that there is so much going on in Pakistan, first the Malala tale then the series of Moharram bombings and now this Peshawar airport attack and our people have sympathies with the entire world other than the issue their very own country faces. Gaza and Connecticut incidents seem way too important rather than the domestic massacres we see every day. A picture release after the Peshawar incident identifies an Uzbek terrorist and the tattoos drawn on his back claiming it was Black water or a CIA intervention. Well an intelligent mind lays America and Taliban in the same plate so why waste time in flooding social media news feed. Attacks from either of the two entities are not trivial. It’s an American war we are fighting against someone who we cannot identify ourselves. Pakistan is in a state of war and attempts are made to further deteriorate Pakistan before the 2013 elections so either the elections are suspended or if they do happen Pakistan People’s Party steals the seat again and rule for a tenure of another 5 years.

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The Shia Sunni argument has now taken new turns; it has brutally mutilated both the sects and has further divided them into dissimilar sects. The assimilation of foreign culture has made the Shia minority more vulnerable. The recent invention of a new tutoring board, called the Agha Khan Board has left several Shia clerics in shudder, where the board moves from a conservative mind set to a liberal one. Music, which is rated as unlawful by all Muslims be it Shia or Sunni this board out rules the fact and passes a judgment saying music is lawful. Recently the outline and curriculum of this board was implemented in quite a few schools which made many Shia families uncomfortable. This is one more divergent, where the boundary line of Shism and Ismaielism overlap. Many Shia-centric families boycotted the system but many went along it, averring they had no other choice but to opt for the vexatious board.

The Agha Khan board has been premeditated and made in such a manner that it facilitates the Shia (Ismaeli’s) the most, forgetting the fact that the Shia (Ismaeili’s) and Shia (Twelver’s) are two entirely different sects which do not even agree on one pillar of Islam reciprocally.

The Agha Khan board seems to find the Shia (Twelvers) themselves or was it structured in such a way that it had to adapt the new educational system?

Jameel Yousuf, A Sunni converted to Shia, currently the chairman of the Agha Khan Education board and a former CPLC chief, has brought the system in the Shia community, where he himself belongs too. The Al-Murtaza School which runs under him sees a new face of shism, which allows co-education and ranks the hearing of music lawful. The black sheep is nowhere but someone too bulbous and within the community.

The government seems to do nothing about the issue, oh well I am sorry, the government has nothing to with Islam or anything related to Islam. Even the Shia clerics seem to do nothing. These clerics can gather outside the parliament house and protest against the sectarian killings but cannot protest against their very own Jameel Yousuf who is responsible to trash generations, one after the other. We are a bunch of mindless people. We go where we get courtesy, to be more appropriate attention seekers would be the right word. I am no different. I am also the part of these bunches of fools who bark against the entire world when the problem lies amongst us. I regard the infiltration of western culture more destructible than sectarian violence. Let’s opt for a solution, is there any? NO is the answer. We have gone too far where there seem to be no way of returning back.

The courts have acquitted Davis in a perfectly legal manner. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said on multiple occasions that the government will abide by the court’s decision, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has said the Punjab government was not involved in the release.
This leaves only a few loose ends to this James Bond ending to the Davis saga:
The media hype, and inevitable spin, where it remains to be seen what the final TV channel ‘approved narrative’ to this release will be.
The religious/political/other groups who will still hope to milk the Davis case, calling foul, calling for revolution, and calling for toppling the government who will be blamed for letting a murderer loose.
Looking beyond the moral arguments tied into this saga , I would argue that this ‘diplomatic disaster’ has come to a best-case-scenario end. A week from now, the media hype will have died down, several new crises will have emerged, many of which will trump the Davis saga, and the United States and Pakistan will go back to their usual quagmire of issues. Till then, we can all sit back and witness the media wave rise and crash.

Well the President of Pakistan is no more in the lime light. This is my first article on the President of Pakistan.

Sir, hope this critique finds you in the best of well being; unfortunately I cannot regard this piece of writing as an epistle because I’m pretty sure you won’t read it nor people in your cabinet will. Even if you do read the letters posed to you, you are too blotchy to improvise on what you are. It’s been 3 years you are the President of Pakistan and I guess this is the time you worked for, all your life. Mr. Ten Percent is now the most influential personality in Pakistan. Wikipedia states you, as the second richest personage with your source of income as fraud but don’t worry sir I’m sure it’s all your hard earned wealth.

So let’s talk about Pakistan, a country which you swore as your responsibility back in 2007 after Musharraf resigned. Is it still your responsibility or you have other concerns to look at? I am sure this country should be your foremost precedence but unfortunately it’s not. The floods last year were enough to prove that we are a stray nation. The economical downturn we are going through is horrendous. Inflation is on its trudge and politics is one of the most dominant features. Why sir?

According to the constitutional act of 1972; Civilians cannot accuse a President of any crime/corruption; and this is the best possible alternative that has provided
you with a shade of green, under which you screen and exploit the country to its fullest. You were declared the President of Pakistan, which is categorized as an Islamic state and records say that the best selling whisky of Pakistan comes from your brew factory (Indus beverages). Don’t you think with position comes responsibility. Unfortunately you were never wanted as our President but the circumstances the country was going through made it possible for you to snatch the seat from your own darling wife, Benazir, and change your name from Mr.Ten Percent to President Zardari.

As you have seen revolutions in the middle east; starting from Egypt and Tunisia, it’s not far when Pakistan will see one of the most triumphant revolutions in history and then you would have no preference left but to quit. Raymond Davis is another exemplar who lives in this country with a comfy environment just because your step dad has threatened you not to hurt him. Your real dad (Hakim Ali Zardari) who is no one in the government; moves with a police protocol. Your kid (Bilawal Bhutto Zardari) who is best at emulating his uncle, Murtaza Bhutto, his grandfather, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and of course his mom, Benazir Bhutto; is unfortunately still in search of his own identity. Even with the addition of Bhutto in the middle has failed to bring out the real Bhutto in him. When the entire Bhutto family was Zardari less then where did you come from?

Today you have seen the American manipulation and I’m sure you are aware of the fact that you are just here because your papa wants you here. The day revolution strikes Pakistan you’ll be the first one to be disowned by your Political dad, like it took place with Hosni Mubarak (Ex-President of Egypt). You are quite sure that you will end your tenure and silently leave the country but I see your prospect dull.

Sir, do you trust in God? Oh! I’m sorry, Do you believe in God? Any God? I don’t think so. The way you lead your life I’m sure no God teaches its creation to be perfidious, mean and treacherous to its people. Your children may lead a flourishing life but what about you? How can a human being live with inestimable curses all pointing towards him? According to my readings and research most of your possessions are clutched, and I am pretty much sure the rest of the nation considers that too.

Pakistan is 63 years old now with an unstable economy, majority of the nation is not familiar with the term sustainable development and I’m sure you are not even familiar with the spelling. Are you revenging the people of Pakistan or do you have special interest in observing helpless people, who struggle and earn and give their earnings to you in the form of taxes. Another most fundamental issue is that of tax collection. I’m aware of the fact that only 2% businesses pay tax but that 2% makes a huge chunk of money. I do not hold you responsible on your failure to charge tax on a national level because you are made to sit on your red cushioned sofa and smoke Cuban cigars. I heard they cost $425 each. With $425 you can feed 425 underprivileged with lunch and dinner, sir. Can you kindly take out a minute and think please? Or is it too much that I asked for?

In short Pakistan is drowning and in my outlook you are the main source of it. Even if I try on my part to correct what is wrong I will fail and I am sure I will despondently fall short because the roots obscured are rotten. You are forcefully elected as the President of
the state to help the country perk up. You are not even making any efforts. I am afraid if this heedlessness from your side persists, revolution will definitely strike in. I am sure you are not afraid of revolutions because Dubai (UAE) is waiting for you. Just don’t forget the time when Murtaza Bhutto single-handedly trimmed your half mustache, warning you not to meet Benazir again, it was hilarious, but you got the bravo killed in 1997 (Fatima Bhutto-Songs of blood and sword), and for his execution you required 60 police officers. Sir you are a coward, But I can understand the revenge streak you were going through.

I have sent this letter to three newspaper agencies but I’m sure they won’t get it published so I suppose social
media is best to spread the word.I don’t recommend you to change nor do I direct you to resign because warnings are not meant for you, just beware of the consequences and you shall see the result. Good luck sir, with your
future endeavors and I really value the mind you possess.

Your livid Citizen
Miqdad Sibtain

Today is 2nd August,  the second day of the month when our country got its independence and we are harassed by the situation through which our country is going through. Floods, target killing and now one of our MPA’s was shot dead. The citizens haven’t been able to get over the tragedy of the plane crash in which every person had a 6 degree relation with some or other one. I knew at least 4 people who died, one was a person with whom I discussed business, a person belonging to the same school and one of my school mates husband and the his brother. We still don’t know what the reality was of the plane crash. Does any of our politician have an answer to it. How can an experienced pilot do such foolish thing?  What was wrong in the plane? Some says a missile fire, some says it was hijacked, some says it was because of the jammers, some says it was because the run way was busy the pilot was asked to take another round and come back after 5 minutes. Can we please get an answer to our queries till when in the government going to hide the realities from us we need the answers.

Then we have the natural flood which has completely taken over with more than 1500 people dead. Where are all our volunteers, why isn’t the government sending them the required aid. And in these situations how can our bloody President go out and have fun in England in an expensive suite, how can he even sleep when his people are dying of hunger and poverty.

Now here we have another MPA dying because of traget killing while he is doing his Wuddu in the Masjid and then we call ourselves Muslim??? Is this what Islam teaches us to kill people in Masjid isn’t Islam suppose to be the name of tolerance?

what is happening to my country when will we be able to come out of all these problems. Till when we as a nation will stay quite. Please have mercy on yourselves and stand up and raise your voices before its too late before we end up in a situation where we are not able to do anything. Stand up not for others but for your nation and for your selves for your better future.