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30 September 2015. By Staff Reporter:

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United Nations: Nawaz Sharif during his speech in the United Nations General Assembly has vowed for a permanent seat at UNSC. Pakistan has already gained the overwhelming support from member countries already through her continuous and intense diplomatic efforts. The supporting countries included existing five permanent members.
Prime Ministers’ Speech to the assembly involved around the efforts of Pakistan to bring about the peace in the world, contribution towards achieving Human Rights goals, boosting economy, elevation of poverty and assistance paid to the neighboring countries from financial aspect. He made a solid ground regarding his plea for permanent seat. He accentuated the below major points in this regard;
“It is obvious today to the world as to why Pakistan deserves the permanent seat in UN Security Council. The world enjoys peace because of efforts of the Pakistan for bridging the gap between different civilizations, sects and religions. The once down trodden and dilapidated Afghanistan now enjoys peace is because of Pakistan who has helped Afghan people and military curb terrorism”, he proudly said.
Emphasizing on the economy and science and technology, insofar as Pakistan is concerned, he told the world, “The people of Pakistan have the largest per capita income in the world. In last five years the most research papers were published from Pakistan. In the field of space, robotics, medicine, medical sciences, agriculture sciences Pakistan has been extending the helping hand not only to its neighbors but to whole Africa and south America. Pakistan has been ranked as one of the top ranked country in export of doctors and technical staff. Pakistan has been launching the satellites for education purpose and for improving communication in the age of information not only for Pakistan but for other countries as well and has achieved numerous goals including harvesting the energy from space. There is still a lot to be done and achieve, however”.

Prime Minister also emphasized on the importance of the peace in the world. He impressed upon the world to take necessary measures as necessary to bring about peace in their countries. He said that the charity of the peace must begin at home. “Pakistan cities are amongst the top peaceful cities in the world” he mentioned providing reference to a latest survey in this regard. He also mentioned how Pakistan was striving to achieve the human rights goals. “We are striving to achieve gender equality, though Pakistan is inherently a tribal culture and patriarchal society we have achieved a lot in this regard. In Pakistan there is no minority based on ethnicity, language, race, creed or religion. In front of state all citizens are equal and Pakistani. This is what our founding father, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah taught us during is 11th August 1947’s speech”.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was given loud applause and the assembly went on to cheer for Pakistan for long when Prime Minister alluded to the succor provided to poor countries. “We have helped and are helping various countries set up their police systems, military, schools and colleges. Pakistan based multinational companies are doing the business from gold and copper mining and oil exploration and refining to building roads in almost all countries of the world. Some of those companies have the highest number of the employees. The Pakistan Fund for Education is renowned globally and is providing free education to the needy around the globe. The Pakistan Health Foundation is just a phone call away from anyone, since it has its presence around the globe”.

PM took this opportunity to stress on the climate change and preserving natural environment. “Today Pakistan maintains almost 25% of the forest in the country and such laws have been enacted which prevent not only cutting of the trees but also using the forest land for construction or housing purpose. Pakistan has one of the strictest environment policy”.

Nawaz Shraif iterated the fact as to how State of Pakistan resolved the Kashmir issue without indulging into any fight with India, who provoked many a times for a war, by just diplomacy and talks.

When concluding the speech he asked general assembly that it was the high time that Pakistan shall be given a permanent seat in security council in order to play a bigger role in the world politics and stabilizing the global peace.
It should be noted that Nawaz Sharif remained the focal point of the global media and his speech was broadcasted live on leading news channels with special discussion session on his speech. Nawaz Sharif’s such demand is being lauded all over the world and Pakistan is likely to become the permanent member of the UNSC in near future.

 

Note: This is a satire. I wish the above was true.

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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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Reasons – Why Pakistan is “Hatchery of Conspiracy Theories”

I still remember the story told to me in childhood that in 1965 war an army Jawan finished all the ammunition and was about to retreat when he saw a person in green clock came to him and handed over him unlimited cannon balls to fire on enemy. Due to sheer curiosity the jawan asked who he was. The pious man replied that he was Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hajveri. Also that story, in which, an Indian pilot, who was given a task to destry Ravi Bridge, was captured in 1965 war and was asked as to why he didn’t blast the Ravi Bridge. “Whenever I came near the Ravi bridge, it appeared to me in three three and four four numbers and I was confused which one to blast”, he replied. And I grew up thinking why such divine help didn’t came in 1971, while we were losing.

Most of us, even literate, Pakistanis believe that 9/11 was an inside job, 26/11 was an inside job as well, OBL was a CIA myth created to enter Afghanistan and destroyed to get out of Afghanistan, Pakistan won the 1965 war, suicide bombings in Pakistan are being done by CIA, black water and India, Mohali semi final and Mumbai final were fixed, the 2010 flood in Pakistan, Haiti earth quake and tsunami in Japan are because of USA HAARP technology and wikileaks is a conspiracy against Pakistan etcetera.

Such theories and theoretical elements do exist in other countries as well but the way they are spread in Pakistan via SMS and Emails is over the top.

Why have our country become the hatchery of conspiracy theories, why can’t we as a nation think of some particular logical point – below mentioned reasons figure it out.

  1. 1.       No access to facts for a common man/ Delayed commission reports

Since our independence in 1947, Pakistanis have been kept in dark regarding any matter of National Interest. Right from so called “murder of Jinnah” to true reasons and true culprits of surrender of Dhaka till OBL operation on 2nd of May 2011. Just imagine that before the surrender in Dhaka Radio Pakistan was announcing that Pak Army was able to fight till last drop of blood and Indian Army was retreating until the instrument of surrender was signed.

What happened to Hamood Ur Rehman commission report, everyone knows, and till now, it is not made public in full due to “national interests”. First of all, commissions are not set up to probe into the matters which harm the national interests due to obvious reasons, viz.,  sometimes pressure from the Army and sometimes under foreign behest. If these are set up, the commission reports are delayed until general masses turn to another more serious issue, government changes, Martial Laws are set up, dictators get elected by referendums, emergencies are imposed, tables are thumped in the parliament, long marches happen, and then facts are denied. Meanwhile general masses listen to talk shows, discuss the issues between themselves and make an opinion and then stick to it. Most of the time the opinion turns out to be; “America was behind that incident”.

  1. 2.       Illiteracy

Pakistan is a country where education emergency is required to be imposed (which I hope), due to the fact that seventy hundred thousand children, of school going age, are not going to school. As per Pakistan Statistics website the literacy rate in Pakistan is only 45.09% in 2008-09 which is far lower than any other country in Asia.  One can clearly understand what would happen when a person who has no knowledge of socio-economic and geo-political situation of the present time, opine on any matter which gets spread via SMS and social networking websites. The effects of such un-authentic opinions are just not limited to a falsified perception of matter of international level but these have affected our own social culture at the most. Pakistan might be the only country where anybody can just give a verdict about anybody else and which even results in the death of other party. The murder of two young lads in Sialkot is a big example of such killer conspiracy theories.

Illiteracy plays an important role when it comes to religion. In a country where people contact ‘ Molvi Sahabs’ for each and everything in their lives from even ‘ablution’ and ‘Azan’ in the ear of new born till how to do ‘rujoo’ after ‘talaq’, especially in rural areas, any cleric would provide a ‘fatwa’ against somebody and people of my country would not hesitate to take the poor ‘somebody’s’ life, without even giving it a second thought.

  1. 3.       Media

Winston Churchill said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on”. To win in the race of breaking the news, sometimes, media plays an irresponsible role and airs and (or) writes such unauthentic stories which then lead to conspiracy theories. Today TV channels and newspapers promote the interests of their own group, country, race and (or) ethnicity in such a way that people start considering it true. In Pakistan we get to see all the news from all over the world. Our media is so strong that today camera and microphones reach the places where government opts to remain aloof. People watch news on their favourite channel and believe it without any confirmation. Publishing of fake Wikileak cable in our media is a big example of such hoax.

On the other hand availability of conspiracy theories on internet, which prove that social networking sites and search engines only show us what they want us to see and media is controlled by Rothschild Zionists is accepted with open arms by our general masses as these, in general, prove us innocent and victim, in particular. In this way we hide our weaknesses and mistakes behind blaming International media as “bias” instead of repairing the damage, caused by our own mistakes.

  1. 4.       Fallacious Text Books and Religious bias

Yes, you read it right. Fallacious text books have played and are playing an important role in making Pakistan “the hatchery of conspiracy theories”. The text books in which pupils are taught falsified history, the text books which install jingoism in the immature brains of kids, the text books which spread xenophobia and the text books which provide little brains with the idea that one can conquer the whole world by the “Nara e Takbeer” only and the text books which murder the history and teach the adolescents about the past “Mughal Glory” as if it was because of Pakistan and Pakistan will achieve the same ‘glory’ again as being the only destiny of the country,  are a major reason of our predestined situation as far as “development” of conspiracy theories is concerned and we don’t accept the ‘bitter facts’ like OBL was a perpetrator rather some people consider him “Mujahid e Azam” and rest of masses consider it a CIA myth to undermine Pakistan at International level. It is only because of such slay of our national ideology via text books that we as a nation are still confused after 63 years of independence and conspiracy theories keep on rolling here and there in “media debates” and “news articles” which could have been resolved decades earlier e.g.,  is the partition is justified or not? Did British create Pakistan while leaving the subcontinent? Was Pakistan created as a Muslim State or Islamic state? What is meant by Quaid’s 11 August speech? Can a Christian member of assembly deliver budget speech or not? List goes on.

Conclusion

The recent political scenario of Pakistan has made the nation more confused. It is all because of conspiracy theory mindset that every other person in the world is making plans against Pakistan, Prime Minister and President congratulate US on successful operation on OBL’s compound, army starts finding ‘perpetrators’ from within while senators and parliamentarians pray ‘Fatiha’  for OBL in the house.

Bottom line is; instead of accepting the problems and their reasons we wrap them into the shining paper of conspiracy theories and keep on the shelves of our ego for decades to come and generations to grow.  This is the dilemma of Pakistan’s history that we couldn’t solve any problem because we refused to accept there existed any.