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سزاۓ موت کی بحالی پر میڈیا میں ایسے واویلا مچایا جا رہا ہے کہ جیسے پاکستان میں دہشت گردی کے خاتمے کے لیۓ بس اسی چیز کی کمی تھی اور اس کے شروع ہوتے ہی امن و امان کا دور دورہ ہو گا اور ایک خاتون آدھی رات کو بھی اگر سونے کے سکے اچھالتی ہوئ گزرے گی اور کسی کو اس کی طرف دیکھنے کی جراٴت نہیں ہو گی اور ساتھ ہی ساتھ طالبان ہتھیار پھینک کر تعلیم بالغاں کے سکول میں داخلہ لے لیں گے…. ابھی اس سزاۓ موت کی بازگشت جاری تھی کہ سات دن کی طویل، بقول شخصے، لیبر کے بعد ملٹری کورٹس کا ہاتھی نما چوہا برامد ہوا جس کے بعد اب یہ امید کی جا رہی ہے کہ یہ خودکش حملہ آور کو مرنے کے بعد بھی ایسی سزا دیں گی کہ اس کی آنے والی کم از کم سات نسلوں کو کان ہو جایئں گے…

مسٰلہ صرف اور صرف نظریے کا ہے! اس نظریے کی پے در پے ناکامیوں کے باوجود ہم اسکو سینے سے لگا کر رکھنے تلے ہوۓ ہیں ۔۔ ہمیں آج یہ بات سمجھنے میں دہایئاں لگ گیٰں  (اور شائد ابھی تک سمجھ نہیں آیٰ ) کہ وہ نظریہ جس نے تحریک خلافت چلایٰ اور ناکامی کا منہ دیکھا، جس نے ہندوستان میں سب کچھ چھوڑ چھاڑ کے غریب مسلمانوں کو  افغانستان ہجرت پر مجبور کیا، نیجتاٰ کابل سے پشاور تک کی سڑکیں ان سادہ لوح مسلمانوں کا قبرستان بن گیئں جو ایک دارلحرب سے نکل کر دارلامان کی تلاش میں گیئے تھے اور جو سب کچھ لٹ لٹا کے واپس آ سکے وہ ساری زندگی کے لیئے دوسروں کے دست نگر بن کے رہنے پر مجبور ہو گیے، جس نظریے نے ہزاروں بنگالیوں کو پشاور لا سید احمد اور سید اسماعیل کی قیادت میں سکھ حکومت کے خلاف  اور  کر جہاد کروایا گیا اور نتیجہ ہزاروں سادہ لوح مسلمانوں کی شہادت کی صورت میں نکلا بجائے اس کے کہ وہاں مسلمانوں کی حکومت قائم ہوتی رنجیت سنگھ کی حکومت اور مستحکم ھو گییٰ۔۔ جس نظریے نے سر سید احمد کو کافر قرار دلوایا کہ وہ ساینس اور انگریزی تعلیم پر مسلمانوں کو اکساتے تھے۔۔ جس نطریے نے علامہ اقبال جیسے شاعر سے بھی عورتوں کی تعلیم کی مخالفت کروایئ ۔۔ جس نظریے نے قرارداد مقاصد منظور کروایٰ اور بنگلہ دیش کے علیحدہ ہونے کی بنیاد رکھی۔۔ جس نظریے نے ہزاروں سادہ لوح پاکستانیوں کو کمیونزم اور سرمایہ دارانہ نظام کی جنگ کا جہاد کے نام پر ایندھن بنا دیا۔۔ جس نظریے نے تزویراتی سرمایہ یا سٹریٹجک ایسٹ پیدا کیے اور جن کو ہم دوسرے ممالک میں سٹریٹجک گہرایٰ کے لیئے استعمال کرتے رہے، اس نطریے نے ہمیں بارود، خون، چیخوں اور آنسوؤں کے علاوہ کچھ نہیں دیا۔۔  اس نظریے نے پاکستان کو  دنیا کےکٹہرے میں کھڑا کر دیا ہے، پھر بھی ابھی تک لگتا یہی ہے کہ یہ نظریہ قایم رہ جایے گا۔۔ ملک رہے نہ رہے۔۔ ہمیں اپنے بچوں سے زیادہ، ملک کی ساکھ سے زیادہ اور اپنے مستقبل سے زیادہ اس نظریے سے پیار ہے۔۔ ابھی کچھ دن پہلے ہی جناب مشیر خارجہ کا بیان سامنے آیا کہ ‘ہم ان طالبان کو نشانہ کیوں بنایئں جو ہمیں کچھ نہیں کہتے’۔۔ اور بقول ہیلری کلنٹن ‘آپ اپنے گھر میں یہ سمجھ کے سانپ نہیں پال سکتے کہ وہ صرف آپ کے پڑوسیوں کو کاٹیں گے’۔۔

Faisalabad – December 8, 2014. PTI had announced to exercise its democratic right of protest by giving a “shutter down”. Punjab administration had started to manage things proactively and additional measures to keep law and order in place were being taken. For example; water cannons were brought from Sindh. I reckon that Punjab police had its CID or other sensitive department’s personnel deployed as well. I also fancy that some intelligence agencies under home department, or otherwise, would have their officials deployed, acting surreptitiously to capture anyone who tries to sabotage the law and (or) report the exact situation to Head Quarters.

Regardless of my optimistic imagination regarding Punjab Police’s safety and security measures there is something evident that numerous policemen were deployed in Faisalabad on That day.  The pictures and footages which aired on electronic media and published on print media, show serried rows of police in the background of persons with guns in their hands with clear intentions.  The faces of those coward ruffians are as clear as day light, holding pistols and sticks, courtesy presence of media at the spot.

Now after the fateful incident of Faisalabad, where one partisan of PTI was killed, my question is; why is it so hard for our police to capture the culprit and bring him to justice which is prerogative of citizens of Pakistan under the law and constitution. First failure was when police didn’t intervene during the affray between PMLN and PTI workers. It seems those people with weapons in their hands killing PTI worker were under auspices of police because it failed to stop the firing which resulted in the death of an innocent civilian. Now second failure is the dilatory strategy of police in capturing the culprits and producing them in front of court.

Police just cannot absolve itself in this fiasco to keep law and order and just rely on the efficacy of NADRA to advise the whereabouts of persons involved in crime? Is our Punjab police that incompetent that it cannot identify the persons involved in crime when officials were present at the spot? I am layman but even I can tell, if police has the will, it can resolve the murder case of Haq Nawaz only from information by cops present at the crime scene and reports from intelligence agencies as I hope that, their job is not limited to only advise the number of people present at a certain Jalsa, to media. One can, rightly, argue regarding possibility of political pressure on administration. Even, if someone is pressurizing the law enforcement agencies, then whose job is to rebuke? Or Punjab police has found an easy way out to get itself subjugated by despotism of law makers? If so, then on which wall should I throw the law, constitution, hope and ethical values? Is Jinnah’s advise to bureaucrats with tenor to keep themselves aloof from politics was only meant to be promulgated in official papers, written in bold in text books and then make fun of it by acting like personal servants of some political party ? If so then, no wonder,  this pandemonium in Pakistan will continue for next century also. Where constitution is flouted and law enforcement become a party, even the last ray of hope turns bleak.

A few days ago, an American school teacher was killed in Abu Dhabi in a shopping mall. The assassin was identified as a ‘burqa’ clad individual. Police didn’t even know the gender of the killer at that moment but the mystery was solved and culprit was captured within 48 hours of the incident. This only achievement of Abu Dhabi police is enough to put Punjab Police’s name in hall of shame when I compare it with the Faisalabad incident where the police was present and media showed the face of alleged killer as well, yet he was able to flee the crime scene and still remains at large.

There are only two scenarios. Either Punjab police is incompetent or is a party to crime. There is no excuse in presence of hundreds of cops and media to not to capture the culprit. I don’t blame any political party because this is what the politics of subcontinent is. Need of the hour is stand against tyranny and not to become part of it.

PTI claims that PMLN worker(s) killed its partisan, Haq Nawaz. I refute. He was not killed by any party’s worker but he is killed and his family members are being and shall be psychologically killed by politicized police of Punjab in a display of contemptible cowardice and incompetence.

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آجکل فیس بک پہ اس چیز کا مقابلہ چل رہا ہے کہ مولوی عامر اور مولوی جنید میں سے بڑا گستاخ کون ہے… پھر مقابلہ اس چیز کا بھی ہے کہ سب سے اچھی طرح روتے ہوئے معافی کون مانگ سکتا ہے… اب مولوی طارق جمیل کو بھی سمجھ نہیں آ رہی کہ کس طرح اپنے پیٹی بھائی کی حمایئت کریں… سب سے پہلے تو انہوں نے جنید جمشید سے براٴت کا اعلان کیا… پھر جیسے وقت گزرا، موصوف ایک بیان کرتے ہوئے روتے ہوئے پائے گیے کہ جنید کے خلاف ایک سازش سی ہو گئی ہے.. بندە پوچھے کے یا حضرت آپ کے یہ آنسو تب کیوں نہیں ٹپکے جب کسی اور کو اسی قانون کے تحت سزا ہوئی یا مقدمہ چلا؟

The sort coins of Quaid-e-Azam

A few days ago I happened to come across a column by Dr. Safdar Mehmood in which he had tried to impress upon the common people of Pakistan about the excellence of Quaid-e-Azam’s companions during the Pakistan movement. In this very column he tried his very best to reject the statement which is often referred to  as saying of Quaid-e-Azam that he had some counterfeit coins in his pocket and all he did in third fourth of his column was some frothy eloquence and verbose. Only in the last paragraph he referred to some book and gave his opinion while I was expecting him to state some statement of Quad-e-Azam in favor of his companions (mainly, Liaquat Ali Khan) but he didn’t.

I have no argument about this statement of coins was uttered by Jinnah or not. But there are some statements recorded by the historians which expound the deteriorating nature of relationship between Liaquat Ali Khan and Quaid-e-Azam, especially in the last days.

This was the time when Bengal was suffering from severe famine and there was a tension between Congress and Muslim league regarding formation of Government in the center.  Jinnah and Gandhi both were aging, younger leaders of Muslim League and Congress, Liaquat Ali Khan and Bhulabhai Desai respectively, met and allegedly agreed on a ‘formula’ for “Interim Government at center”. According to this formula Muslim League and Congress were supposed to gain 40% share each in the cabinet, whereby 20% was the share of Sikhs and Untouchables while keeping Viceroy and his Commander-in-Chief as British. Stanely Wolpert writes, “but it remained unclear whether or not Liaquat ever actually discussed this matter with Jinnah”. In January 1945, Jinnah in an interview with Associated Press notified, “There is absolutely no foundation for connecting name with talks which may have taken place between Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan and Bhulabhai Desai”.

Here one is coerced into pondering as to why Jinnah would refute, Liaquat Ali Khan’s claim or as to why Nawabzada would indulge himself into talks with a Congress leader without taking Jinnah into confidence.

After the birth of Pakistan, Jinnah wanted to see his infant nation progressing but was not happy with his Prime Minister’s Performance that during lunch with CM Sindh MA Khurhu, he pronouced Liaquat Ali Khan as “mediocre”.   Upon hearing that Mr. Jinnah had been criticizing Liaquat Ali Khan, through her wife, Liaquat Ali Khan tried to tender resignation in February 1948.

Also when Liaquat Ali Khan visited Quad-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Ziarat, he asked Fatima Jinnah if she knew as to why Liaquat Ali Khan visited him? “he wants to know how serious my illness is and how long will I last”.

Jinnah had similar trust issues and expressed his disgust for witliaquath his other companion, Nawab of Madot, the then CM of Punjab. Jinnah asked Mian Mumtaz Daultana to take control of Punjab Ministry but Daultana refused. Jinnah was very angry on this.

(Reference: Jinnah of Pakistan by Stanley Wolpert)