Posts Tagged ‘Imran Khan’

میں میاں محمد نواز شریف ولد  میاں محمد شریف سکنہ جاتی امراء رایئونڈ، ضلع لاہور اس بات کا اقرار کرتا ہوں کہ مجھے آج پہلی دفعہ پتہ چلا کہ غالب یعنی ہم سے پہلے کوئی میر یعنی ویٹو کورلیونی بھی تھا اور اسکو گاڈ فادر کہتے تھے۔ اس نے بھی جرائم کر کر کے ایک ایمپایر بنا لی تھی۔ وہ جو بھی تھا آج میں اس کو چیلنج کرتا ہوں کہ میں جو جاتی امراء، ماڈل ٹاون اور ڈونگہ گلی سے لیکر پانامہ اور لندن تک  اس سے بھی زیادہ اپنی الحمدللہ پراپرٹی بنا چکا ہوں، آج جو میری لوہے کی فیکٹریاں سب سے زیادہ منافع کما رہی ہیں، آج جو پورے پنجاب یعنی 60 فیصد پاکستان کی بیوروکریسی میری جیب میں ہے۔ بیٹ دیٹ۔ ایک فرق یہ بھی ہے کہ وہ افسانوی کردار تھا اور میں زندہ جاوید جیتا جاگتا کردار ہوں۔ کیسے اس عدلیہ میں اتنی جرات پیدا ہو گئی کہ وہ میرے سے میرے پیسے کا حساب مانگے۔ ججز نے تو گاڈ فادر کے ناول سے اپنی ججمنٹ کا آغاز کر کے ایک غیر انسانی، غیر اخلاقی اور اگر میں یہ کہوں کہ غیر مذہبی کام بھی کیا ہے تو غلط نہیں ہو گا۔ باقی باتیں اپنی جگہ پر لیکن ججز کے اس فعل میں سے مذہب سے دوری کا جو شایبہ پیدا ہو رہا ہے اسکو انصار عباسی اور اوریا مقبول جان دیکھ لیں گے۔ میں اس پر کیا کہوں۔ ہونا تو یہ چاہیے تھا کہ کسی آیت یا حدیثؐ سے ججمنٹ کا آغاز کیا جاتا۔

یہ وہ پہلی چیز تھی جو مجھے پانامہ والے کیس کے فیصلے سے پتہ چلی۔ باقی بیٹی نے موبایئل فون فل چارج کیا ہوا تھا اور اپنے چاچو کو بھی گھر پر دعوت دے رکھی تھی۔ جیسے ہی فیصلہ جیو ٹی وی پر نشر ہوا اس نے فوراَ ملازم کے ہاتھ میں فون دیا، مجھے بھائی سے گلے ملنے کا کہا اور ایک تصویر اور بنائی اور اسی وقت ٹویٹر پر اپلوڈ کر دیا۔ آجکل سوشل میڈیا کا زمانہ ہے، کیا کریں بھائی، ضروری ہوتا ہے۔ میں نے اسی وقت بھائی کو بتایا کہ اتنی ایفیشنسی سے کوئی مستقبل کا وزیراعظم ہی کام کر سکتا ہے۔ بھائی نے میری بات سن کر مجھے برخوردار حمزہ کا سلام پہنچایا۔ ویسے تو جس دن سے میں نے اقتدار سنھالا ہے اس دن سے آج تک کوئی ایسا دن نہیں گزرا جب میری اور میرے بھائی کی شکل اخباروں میں عوام کے پیسے سے نہ چھپوائی گئی ہو! لوگوں کو پتہ چلنا چاہئے کہ ہم کام کر رہے ہیں چاہے زمین پر کام نہ ہوا ہو۔ لوگ اشتہار دیکھ کر ہی تو ووٹ دیتے ہیں۔ ایک آپس کی بات آپ کو بتاوں کہ جتنی دفعہ میری شکل اخباروں مین چھپی ہے کم و بیش اتنی ہی دفعہ جنگ کراچی کے حیدر آباد کے صفحے پر اس کچرے کی تصویر بھی چھپ چکی ہے جو بلدیہ اٹھا کہ نہیں دے رہی۔ عوام نے پھر بھی پیپلز پارٹی کو ہی جتوانا ہے۔

دو ججوں نے مجھے جھوٹا اور خائن قرار دیا تو تین نے میرے صادق اور امین ہونے پر صرف شک کا اظہار کیا۔ کیا اس سے یہ پتہ نہیں چلتا کہ پورا پاکستان میرے پر اعتماد کرتا ہے۔ میں ایسی عدالتوں کو ویسے نہیں مانتا لیکن بین الاقوامی  اور اقوام متحدہ کے قوانین کی وجہ سے میرے ہاتھ بندھے ہوئے ہیں! نہیں تو دل تو میرا بھی کرتا ہے کہ چین اور ترکی جیسا ماڈل پاکستان میں لے آوں اور ایک ہی پارٹی یعنی مسلم لیگ نواز اس ملک میں راج کرے یا ایک ریفرینڈم سا کروا کے صدر بن جاوں اور سارے اختیارات اپنے اور اپنے خاندان میں بانٹ دوں۔ سنجیاں ہو جان گلیاں تے وچ مرزا یار پھرے! میں سنجھ رہا ہوں کہ آپم کیا کہنا چاہتے ہیں کہ ڈی فیکٹو تو میرا خاندان ہی یہاں پر راج کر رہا ہے یعنی عابد شیر علی جیسے نامعقول شخص سے لیکر اسحاق ڈار اور میری بیٹی جس کے باس کوئی عہدہ نہیں ہے، لیکن یہ قانون کی تلوار میرے سر پر لٹکتی رہتی ہے کہ ہر دوسرے دن کوئی نہ کوئی اس پر سول اٹھا دیتا ہے۔ نہ رہے گا بانس اور نہ بجے گی بانسری! میں ایک سرمایہ دار ہوں اور سرمایہ دار کا بنادی مقصد اقتدار میں آنا ہوتا ہے چاہے وہ پردے کے پیچھے سے ہو جیسا کہ ملک ریاض یا سامنے آکر جیسے شاہد خاقان عباسی اور میر شکیل الرحمان! آپ یہ دیکھیں کہ جیسے ہی فیصلہ آیا سٹاک مارکیٹ میں بلش ٹرینڈ تھا اور لوگوں نے دس منٹ کے اندر اربوں روپوں کا منافع کما لیا۔ جیو ٹی وی اس پر بریکنگ نیوز دے رہا تھا اور میرے کارکنان اس کی سوشل میڈیا پر لایئو سٹریمنگ کر رہے تھے۔ عوام کو کیا پتہ کہ مارکیٹ مینیپولیشن کس چڑیا کا نام ہے۔ مجھے اس قوم نے ووٹ دیا ہے جو مہنگائی میں پس رہی ہے لیکن وہ  پھر بھی صرف  پانامہ کا فیصلہ سننے کے لیئے میٹرو پر جا جا کر ایل سی ڈیز خرید لیتی ہے چاہے بچوں کی سکولوں کی فیس رہ جائے۔ میرا سلام ہے گوالمنڈی کے اس کارکن کو جس نے بڑی سکرین پر یہ فیصلہ سننے کا اہتمام کیا تھا اور فیصلے کے بعد بھنگڑے ڈلوائے تھے۔ محفل ہوئی تھی۔ ٹی وی والوں نے یہ سب لایئو دکھایا تھا۔سیدھی سی بات ہے کہ جو دکھتا ہے وہ بکتا ہے۔

پی ٹی آئی سمجھتی ہے کہ اس سارے پانامہ کیس میں وکلا کا خرچہ، انکی رہایش اور بورڈنگ لاجنگ سب قومی خزانے سے ادا کی گئی ہے۔ اخباروں اور ٹی وی پر اپنی فتح کے اشتہار بھی اسی عوام کے ٹیکسوں سے دیے گئے ہیں۔ وہ میرا لونڈا سعد رفیق جو میرے لیئے اپنا لہو حاضر کرنے کے بینر سڑکوں پر لگاتا پھر رہا تھا وہ بھی عوام کے خرچے سے تھا۔ آپ کو تو شائد پتہ بھی نہ ہو کہ یہ جو پی آئی ڈی ہے جہاں پر سپریم کورٹ میں ہر پیشی کے بعد دانیال، جسے عمران خان موٹو گینگ کا نمایندہ بتاتا ہے، پریس کانفرنس کرتا تھا اس کا بل بھی عوام کے ٹیکسوں سے ادا کیا جاتا تھا۔ یہ عمران خان یہ سراج الحق یہ شیخ رشید جیسے تھالی کے بینگن کیا جانیں کہ حکومتیں کیسے چلتی ہیں ۔ جہاں تک بات ہے زرداری صاحب کی تو وہ اور میں تو ایک ہی ہیں۔ انکا مقصد اپنی زرعی سرمایہ داری کا تحفظ ہے اور میرا اپنی صنعتی سرمایہ داری کا تحفظ۔- یہ جو ہم نے میثاق جمہوریت کا ڈھونگ رچایا تھا آپ کا کیا خیال ہے کہ وہ جمہوریت کے لیئے تھا؟ جی نہیں! کیونکہ ہم جمہوری ملک ہیں ہی نہیں۔ جی نہیں میں عمران خان جیسے کوتاہ اندیش کے کسی گھٹیا بیان کا حوالہ نہیں دے رہا ۔ مجھے یقین ہے کہ آپ نے اس سے پہلے برطانیہ کے اکنامسٹ انٹیلجنس یونٹ کا نام بھی نہیں سنا ہو گا جو پاکستان کو ہایبرئڈ ریجیم میں بریکیٹ کرتا ہے۔ کہان کی جمہوریت اور کہاں کے جمہوری ادارے۔ کیسی عدالتیں اور کیسی جے آئی ٹیز۔  کیا یہ محض اتفاق ہے کہ سندھ اور بلوچستان سے تعلق رکھنے والے ججز میرے خلاف فیصلہ دیں اور باقی تین پنجابی جج مجھے اور موقع دے دیں۔ تیرا پاکستان ہے یہ میرا پاکستان ہے۔ اس پہ دل قربان اس پہ جان بھی قربان ہے۔

ججز نے جس ناول کا حوالہ دے کر اپنی ججمنٹ شروع کی ہے، مجھے ابھی ابھی برادرم عرفان صدیقی نے ایک پرچی پر اسکا ایک اور ڈایلاگ بھی لکھ کر بھیجا ہے جس کا ترجمہ ہے کہ میں اسکو ایسی پیشکش کروں گا جسکو لینے سے وہ انکار نہیں کر سکے گا۔ خواجہ سعد رفیق سے بات ہوئی تو کہنے لگا کہ پانچ میں سے صرف دو ججز نے مجھے نا اہل کرنے کی سفارش کی ہے باقی کہتے ہیں کہ تھوڑی اور تحقیق کر لیں۔ اور وہ تحقیق ہمارے ادراوں سے کروایئں گے۔ پھر وہ بتانے لگا کہ ایف آئی اے، نیب، سٹیٹ بینک، سیکیوریٹیز اینڈ ایکسچینج کمیشن، آئی ایس آئی اور ایم آئی کے نمایندے اس تحقیق نیں شامل ہوں گے جن میں سے زیادہ تر ہمارے ہی بھرتی کیئے ہوئے ہیں تو پریشانی کی کوئی بات نہین۔ مجھے تسلی دیتے ہوئے کہ ریا تھا کہ جس طرح جوا خانے میں جواری ہارتے ہین جوا خانہ نہیں، اسی طرح حکومت بھی کبھی نہیں ہار سکتی اور آپ کے لیئے ہمارا لہو حاضر ہے۔ !!! آپ لوگ جانتے ہیں کہ ان سارے اداروں میں وہ تمام لوگ جو آگ سیکریٹری کے عہدے پر پہنچ چکے ہیں وہ ضیاالحق شہید کے دور سے لیکر اب تک میں نے خود بھرتی کروائے ہیں۔بے بی فنگر بے بی فنگر ویر آر یو!! ہیر آئی ایم ہیر آئی ایم ہاو ڈو یو ڈو۔

مجھے معلوم ہے کہ آج آپ لوگ میرے پاس اس پیسے کا حساب مانگنے آئے ہیں جسکا جواب میں 126 دن کی سپریم کورٹ میں سماعتوں کے دوران بھی نہیں دے سکا۔ اب آپ لوگ کیا سمجھتے ہیں کہ اس دو مہینے کی جے آئی ٹی میں آپ کو یہ سب معلومات مل جایئں گی؟ ابھی تو ججز بیمار پڑیں گے۔ ابھی تو بینچ ٹوٹیں گے اور نئے بینچ بنیں گے۔ابھی تو جج چھٹی ہر جایئں گے۔ ابھی تو آئی آیس آئی اور ایف آئی آے کے نمایندوں پر عدم اعتماد ہو گا، ابھی تو جی آئی ٹی پر میرے بچوں کو ہراساں کرنے کے الزامات لگیں گے، ابھی تو سٹیٹ بینک اور ایس ای سی پی کے نمائندوں پر اپوزیشن اقربا پروری کا الزام لگائے گی۔ ابھی تو جلسے ہوں گے، لا اینڈ آرڈر کی صورتحال بنے گی، فوج کے سربراہ کے بیان ایئں گے، اخباروں میں اشتہار چھپیں گے، اینکرز لوگوں کو بلا بلا کر لڑوایئں گے اور اپنے مالکوں کو پیسہ بنا کر دیں گے۔ مرے سے استعفی منگا جائے گا تو میرے کارکن جلسوں میں بازو دکھا دکھا کر اور ایڑیاں اٹھا اٹھا کر، منہ سے کف گرا کر یہ چیلنج دیں گے کہ جاہئے استعفی، لے لو گے استعفی؟  صالح ظافر اور طاہر خلیل میرے حق مین خبریں اور عطا اللحق قاسمی کالم لکھیں گے۔ یہ دیکھیں یہ سری پائے اور کڑاہی میں نے ابھی گوالمنڈی سے منگوائی ہے۔ آیئے مل کر کھاتے ہیں کہ میں میاں محمد نواز شریف ولد محمد شریف سکنہ جاتی امراء رایئونڈ، ضلع لاہور اس بات کا اقرار کرتا ہوں کہ میرے پاس اگر منی ٹریل ہوتی تو پہلے ہی عدالت میں جمع کرا چکا ہوتا!!!

At this moment Imran Khan stands at the verge of losing all his gains which he got in the past half a decade (since 30 October 2011). Why do I think that he is going to lose this battle with PMLN, will elaborate in the coming passage.

Currently Imran Khan has called for a Lock-down of Islamabad till Nawaz Sharif doesn’t present himself for accountability or resigns amidst the uproar and upheaval of Panama Paper Leaks. But did it all start only after Panama Papers were leaked? The answer is NO. Imran Khan has been on the roads since 2013 elections. In 2014 when Imran Khan was staging a sit-in in Islamabad he gave the slogan of Go-Nawaz-Go to the nation, implying that he won’t return till he has resignation of the Prime Minister in his hands. Then the sky witnessed that none of the skies fell on PMLN leadership.

Coming to the point, what is/ are the reason of Imran Khan’s failure? We will try to learn point-by-point.

  1. PMLN’s vicious media campaign against Imran Khan and using channels and newspapers constantly rant against him. Media is used, as always, to instill one thing in the minds of a common man that there is no hero or a leader. The other person is just like a common man. He is also corrupt just like other politicians and that is what PMLN has exploited insofar as Imran Khan’s so called charisma was concerned. Such aspersions as his drug taking habits etc. has done the damage.
  2. PMLN’s continuous advertisements in the Urdu and English papers about so called economic revolution despite the fact that Pakistan’s economy has been in perils since PMLN has taken over. But a common man whose biggest worry is to make both ends meet has no time to ponder on it. He sees ads, some concrete and mortar on the roads and takes such ads as truth and moves on.
  3. Extensive Social media bashing and abusing by PMLN’s social media cell which starts and ends at vituperation while maintaining constant stance that PTI people do abuses. In fact this is the culture of Punjab and other parts of the country that no one can comment on the political situation without using an abusive word. Again, the way PMLN social media cell has taken the culture of abuses to the next level while they compare N League’s thirty five years rule on sixty percent of Pakistan with PTI’s Three Years government in KPK is something really substantial. A common man using Twitter and Facebook considers blatant lies and rants of PMLN’s social media cell as a source of enjoyment and even those decisions taken by PTI in good faith are made a joke on such forums.
  4. Corruption is a culture in Pakistan and when PTI talks about ending corruption and starting a campaign against such evils, there starts a comparison by renowned journalists (while they pose to maintain their neutrality) with PTI’s government and it is proved that PTI is as much as corrupt as any other party.
  5. PTI has been emanated as the biggest right wing party in Pakistan. It is such decisions as sending the Women Protection Bill to Council of Islamic Ideology, giving aid to those denominational institutions which are considered as nurseries of Taliban had a backlash from progressive communities of the country. Imran Khan still maintains that Taliban fighting against Afghan Government are freedom fighters and suicide attacks are a reaction to the drone attacks etc. This kind of attitude has made the people of liberal approach keep a safe distance from PTI. Although PMLN is also a right wing party but the PTI is more at receiving end of insinuation since it was considered a party with liberal approach. Furthermore, when people like Orya Maqbool Jan are seen toeing the PTI’s line and inciting the people towards defiance and violence against police, people usually distant themselves from such activities.
  6. Imran Khan is short of vocabulary and thoughts. People are fed-up of his same speech (read: rhetoric).
  7. As claimed before elections, PTI has remained unable to do wonders in terms of development although the foundation stones of police reforms and law making has been setup will have long lasting effect but, I repeat, people want to see some red color busses, concrete and roads.
  8. There is a strong perception built among a common man that behind PTI there is establishment, which is taken as matter of abhorrence by intelligentsia.
  9. It seems that Imran khan has been unable to read through the geopolitical situation of Pakistan where Pakistan has been made to stand in the court to answer about anything and everything. Imran Khan also seems totally indifferent to the Kashmir cause, Indian atrocities and he has no idea that because of him Pakistan has been lagging behind lobbying at an international forum. He has just one point agenda to get rid of Nawaz Sharif on the roads because he is corrupt. He also knows, since Nawaz Sharif has strong hold in whole Punjab it is near to impossible to defeat him in elections.
  10. Last but not least, this time Imran Khan has made a big mistake by announcing locking down the capital which is never accepted by any state and establishment. Courtesy his antagonistic approaches, his journey from a real political leader to a demagogue has been cut short. Still one can hope that he succeeds in this fight against corruption.

One can write infinite reason as to why Imran Khan’s whole agitation against drone attacks till election rigging and till corruption of Nawaz Sharif is a failure but the main reason still holds good that Pakistani nation (mostly Punjab) don’t do agitation against oppressors. This is their history. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto once said that if any harm is done to him Himalayas will cry. Rest is history.

 

Now a days there is a lot of hue and cry is going on about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and its future prospects termed as Game Changer in the world and making Pakistan an Asian Tiger. We are used to the term Asian Tiger now whenever, Nawaz Sharif, happens to be in power raises this slogan. Let’s leave it on the history and historians if Pakistan became and Asian Tiger or not in all those years of PMLN regime and focus on as to what does this “game changer” means.

Let’s discuss some key points which may be considered as Game Changer in the region:

  1. Changing the Fate of Kashmir?

The Economic Corridor will start from Chinese province Xingiang and enter Gilgit Baltistan. Here India comes into the scenario. India declares this territory of Gilgit Baltistan as hers and claims that it is Pakistan Occupied Kashmir which must be liberated and made part of (Indian Occupied) Jammu and Kashmir. Owing to this, new Delhi has taken an exception to this project and reportedly Indian Prime Minister termed this project as “un-acceptable” during his meeting with Chinese President.

Here, I see a silver lining in the dark clouds. As it is being reported that the project of economic corridor is of a strategic importance for China, we may see China playing its role in bringing both the countries to the negotiating table to find an amicable solution or dismemberment of this territory. Since, without resolving this issue the dream of CPEC may not be fulfilled in its true spirit. We will have to wait and see what kind of “game changing” solution is in the pipeline in this regard.

  1. Pakistan-Afghan Relations

Here is another game changing scenario which CPEC may yield for the betterment of Pak-Afghan war trodden people. Pakistan may be now looking towards better relation with Afghanistan shunning its policy of ‘strategic depth’. Similarly Afghanistan may have understood that having good relations with neighbor are more important than neighbor of the neighbor. Since the economic corridor is mainly meant to transport goods from China via the shortest route and import oil from (e.g.,) gulf in a similar manner the safety of this rout is of utmost importance to her. Pakistan has already announced the deployment of a dedicated army unit for the safety of economic corridor but it is not possible without eradicating the so called ‘safe heavens’ for terrorists on both sides of the Durand Line so as to ensure safety of the transport link as it passes through KPK and Northern Areas. In this scenario China will play a vital role in bringing about peace in the region and fighting the common enemy of terrorism also when China is investing in Afghanistan as well and the proposed corridor is likely to be utilized for Afghanistan Transit Trade as well.

  1. Progress in Local Manufacturing Sector

Due to load shedding and law and order situation (being main reasons) Pakistan’s Local Manufacturing Industry has been either on a spree of either shutting down or shifting to other countries like Bangladesh. Now there is a hope that our local industry may flourish since Government has announced the provision of Industrial Parks along the economic corridor. One may hope that Pakistan is not made the dumping ground of cheap Chinese products and focus is given on the local production to make most of the corridor to transport the material for export etc. If this happens it will be game changer for Pakistan in a positive manner otherwise. It will also prove to be a game changer for Pakistan if the local industry dies due to Chinese products ‘invasion’ in a negative manner. In this scenario, Pakistan will only act as a ‘post office’ or ‘Cargo’ company it is fate will be consumer market only!

  1. Are we being prepared for another adventure?

When the trumpeters of the Economic Corridor in Pakistan term this project as a game changer, one who is aware of the history of the territories comprising today’s Pakistan, gets scared. It has been around 30 years that Pakistan is in the state of the war. The generation born in early 80s have not seen this country in peace, ever. First we were fighting against communism in the name of Jihad and created thieves to counter thieves. One may be scared that in the war of communism and capitalism, now it might be the turn of communism to use the cheap labor of this region to fight against capitalism! If it happens it will be the game changer in a theocratic society of Pakistan. State has already kept mute regarding persecution of Uygur Muslims by China and so are our religious parties.

The above is just a small activity to find out as to what is meant by ‘Game Changer’. Is there something concrete behind this slogan or it is just a hollow slogan, like we have been listening to since decades. Nevertheless, this project is epoch making and whole nation hopes that it augurs well. What country needs now is not a political leader but a statesman who could foresee at-least 100 years ahead from now and takes decisions as such.

 

Mursalan Haider

-Abu Dhabi

(03-06-15)

Twitter: @mursalan

WordPress: mursalan.wordspress.com

 

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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injusticeThe more you read the history of Muslims of India and their political struggle; you realize that Muslims of subcontinent, I would talk specifically about Pakistan, are still at the same stage where Muslims of India had started their political journey for the betterment of a minority called Mohammendens in British India.

 

Here is an excerpt from the Presidential Address of Syed Ali Imam to the All India Muslim League’s second session held in Amritsar on 30-31 Dec 1908. In the section I would quote, Syed Ali Imam goes on to expound as to how Muslims League’s agenda is different from that of Congress and why lots of Mulsims had remained aloof from joining this party, but I would stop only to that section where League’s leader enumerates the major problems faced by then society as whole and especially Muslims.

 

Let’s read it and see where we stand today as those problems are still existing in Pakistan and Muslims have not gotten rid of this one tithe.

 

“The separation of judiciary from the executive, the repeal of degrading Colonial Ordinances, the extension of primary education, the adoption of measures of sanitation, the admission of Indians of all races in large numbers into the higher branches of the public service, discontinuance of official interference in matters of local self-government, reasonable reduction of military expenditure without endangering efficiency, recognition of the legitimate and patriotic desire of the warlike races of India to render military service as volunteers, the grant of commissions in army to Indians, equitable adjustment of Home Charges, limitation of revenue on land belonging to the State, establishment and development of village unions for the disposal of petty civil and criminal cases, encouragement and protection of indigenous arts and industries, the eradication of insolence, on one hand, and feeling of inferiority and mortification on the other, between the rulers and the ruled, are some of many grave questions of practical politics in India that equally effect all classes of our countrymen. …”

 

It is really disappointing that the problems we faced a hundred years back are still there even after we won an independent state of our own.

 

The tunnel vision of our current and previous leadership has utterly failed to overcome a single problem as cited above by a Muslim Leagues leader a hundred years back.

 

  1. Still judiciary is not separated from the executive and has worked and still working under the behest of civil and military dictators and rulers. The only thing our judicial has produced is red tape culture and doctrine of necessity. Dictators have been legalized and politically motivated verdicts have been given. Fingers are being raised on the legitimacy of the current judicial system of Pakistan in the wake of rigging in recent election of May 2013 and judiciary’s involvement therein.
  2. The hollow leadership has not been able to install proper self-government and they are still running away from it. For the past, almost one decade now (from 2008) Pakistan is without any proper self-government system.
  3. Primary education could not be extended in the past six decades the way it was supposed to and it has made Pakistan one of those countries with highest number of kids of school going age away from primary education.
  4. Minorities cannot even think of joining the higher posts in civil and military institutions.
  5. Military expenditure in Pakistan is sky high and still the country is most vulnerable of any terrorist attack at any bazar, market, public place and high sensitive areas.
  6. Land reforms in Pakistan seem a far cry now and issue from which India got rid just after independence.
  7. Village unions and reforms to resolve the petty criminal cases at local level is still not in place. It is a habit of Pakistan’s current and previous leadership to nominate the SHO of their own choice in the village whose duty is merely to protect the interests of the local MNAs and MPAs.
  8. Protection of indigenous arts and crafts is still a dream and remains of that are also being destroyed. Yes, for the photo session of the hollow leadership they do organize the fake festivals at the ruins of great ancient civilization of Mohenjo-Daro, sing songs, dance, eat and then vanish leaving behind the crying, moribund and hand-to-mouth poor artists. All this stage show is done by the public’s exchequer for the glory of personal who want-to-be leaders of this dilapidated society whose majority lives under huge stress to make both ends meet, living under 2 dollars a day.
  9. The public still faces insolation and mortification on daily basis just to quench the thirst of the ego and power of politicians who come to power just by rigging. This happens sometime by closing the public roads, sometimes we see this happening when people are made to stand in long queues to get rashan. Sometimes this happens when a tribal man is deprived of its basic rights under the name of FCR, even after British left the subcontinent. Sometimes when a deserving candidate cannot get the post because of nepotism.

 

List goes on but it is evident like a sun in the sunny day that our whole leadership in the past and present has been failed miserably to provide to this country, even basic needs for which a common man is crying for the last century. On the roads, it is not traffic but chaos. In the offices the corruption is breaking all time high records. Who was supposed to even teach the public how to behave, who was supposed to provide the citizens a civic sense? This was the job of political leadership but instead of making this country a better place of living, it has been made Gahanna, people are going more and more into privation and society is moribund. We, our leadership, our politicians and bureaucracy has flouted the tenor of those resolutions and charters on which the existence of Pakistan was predicated.

 

All so called elections and reforms we have seen have only made Pakistan desolated and dilapidated.

 

We are for sure living in an era of 1908 insofar as the problems faced by a common man are concerned.

 

 

 

 

ImageSuch times come to a person’s life when either out of sheer desperation he has to seek help from his close-ones or the acquaintances lend a helping hand without even asking. Though this kind of practice is now a getting extinct due to robotic life style of the era, we live in, but it is not completely vanished. It is worth commendable and the ‘helped-one’ usually remains obliged to the ‘helper’ and the life goes on provided the aide doesn’t keep on reminding of his deed.

There is another kind of friendship with is pretty dangerous. This is the relation when your friend becomes your mentor for whole of your life once you seek opinion from him, forcefully. You want to get rid of his advises to make decisions independently but because of social bounds that “what would other’s think and (or) he think if I reject his advice” – it becomes complicated and you are not able to do so. Also another fear prevails, what if you need him in the future and because of your non-capitulation at that very moment you won’t be able have your friend by your side.

This may be present in the whole world but I I’ll discuss this scenario from Pakistan’s perspective only. What I believe is that we are under the influence of such friends-cum-mentors who are not letting us (as a whole) be a sovereign decision making entity as we do what we are dictated in a way or another. Such relation is between common man to common man, professional to professional, private organization to private organization, between government institutions, media firms and last but not least between countries.

Talking only about Pakistan, a common man of a village or urban area is usually under the influence of a certain ‘honourable’ person, who may be a religious leader, political activist, an ‘atai’ doctor or a school headmaster. The friendship between the common man and such “knowledgeable” is based on one sided only and that is taking advise from the decision to simply to open a bank account till wedding of their beloved children.

That was an example of where the literacy rate is too less. Let’s discuss about the people who are literate.

When a youngster enters his/ her professional life he/ she usually meets some seniors who give directions as to how to survive in office politics and impress the boss etc. The professionalism tactics are told and sometimes the favour is granted by taking some work load etc. Steadily the trainee is entrapped in the friendship of the senior(s) and if in future he has to deny their opinion, let’s say in a meeting, he thinks twice and sometimes resorts to keeping his mouth shut. The business is business and a cup of coffee is a cup of coffee seems existent only in the books. It may take one third of the professional life in overcoming this hesitation. So the advice which was provided by seniors in a good faith kills the leader from within of the trainees.

The same is the situation with our political parties. Main stream parties and their so called leaders seem to be under influence of the some mentor who is sometimes a column writer, a saint or a senior person in the party. These people direct the leader in which way to go. With which party they should make coalition and against which party they should go on the streets and what policies should be made if they come to the power etc. This becomes a very difficult situation for the political leaders to overcome their advice because they have long lasting friendship with them and openly rejecting their proposal can give the enemies so much to speak on. Column writers are most handy also in propagating their point of view and if they had bad relationship with them this tool is lost. So the political leaders in themselves are not leaders as they are entrapped in the web of friendship of such instructors who counsel them in really good faith but arguing with them and denying their proposal published in the media is not that easy.

Coming to the situation of Pakistan as a country; we are deeply entrapped by the friendship of the other countries, Islamic or non-Islamic, who claim to be our all season friends. The matter of fact is that all the countries find their own interest in advising us, e.g., which country to be given MFN status, who to vote for in UN, where to find the business and which country should be given the contract of, let’s say, roads etc and Pakistan out of sheer friendship is helpless. We think if we disregard the particular advice we will be stranded in the world etc.

History is that leaders – either these be persons or nations/ countries cannot be hostage to friends. They should be able to call the shots by themselves and on principals. Respect friends and their advice but make decisions by yourself in your best interest. Otherwise you will end writing a book “Friends Not Masters” out of sheer desperation when ships are sailed.

The Curious Case of Mr. Zulfiqar

I am Zulfiqar, a common man of a faraway village of Pakistan. I represent those who start striving for health, education, food and shelter right from their birth.

I fight against the system, I rebel against oppressors, I stand up against filthy capitalist, I am against fake democracy and dictatorship. In short I am at war against those who don’t let me practice my religion with that system which is not letting me prosper!

I am the one who always go to the Jalsas of politicians as if they are the messiah. I attended the Jalsa of Jinnah with a hope that I will be given my basic rights for religion. I participated in the political movement of Bhutto with a hope that I will given my basic rights and then I was also spotted attending the procession of Sharifs in order to have better infrastructure to boost-up my livelihood. Then I was in the front lines of the processions, rallies and sit-ins in the favour to restore CJ in the hope to get fast justice.

But to my regret I must say that now all these false gods have been broken from within. No political party delivered what they were meant to, instead poverty, unemployment, hunger, law and order situation and even my religion has been compromised. I stand nowhere in the world.

I am Zulfiqar and now once again, I am again holding the flag of PTI in my hands with a hope that I will have a corruption free Islamic Welfare state in the coming years. I sold my belongings to attend the Jalsa in Karachi!!! How foolish I am?