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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!!!

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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.

 

Some think tanks  suggests that the rise of Pakistan is just a matter of time. I agree because yes this is just a matter of time for every nation. In today’s global village there is no other option. But the point is that, since we are hundred years back from the world our time to rise is also with the same proportion.

Fact is that Pakistan as a state has utterly failed insofar as scruples are concerned to be run. It has failed to ameliorate the backward condition of its inhabitants and masses still craving for the same freedom as they were during colonial era. One is coerced into cogitating that the current functioning of state is worst than some autocracy. The state is numb. The incident of Baldia Town garments factory is a living example as to how fact we are becoming a numb nations, an inchoate failed state where the it is prerogative of some militant wings of a party to hijack whole judiciary and police a silent spectators or their mouths are muzzled and eyes blind folded with money so that culprits are saved. No when the report is promulgated and presented in the court, the so called journalists like Hamid Mir are trying to dilute the fact that MQM was involved in this incident.

This incident reveled once again that Pakistan state cannot hear the voices of people who are burnt alive in a factory because the owner of that establishment failed to pay the extortion money to MQM. This report suggests as to how Police and Judiciary i.e., state, helped the criminals to get away with the broad day light murder of the more than 250 poor and innocent workers. Albeit, the mainstream parties of Pakistan are working hard to secure some seats in senate with the help of MQM. They rejoice that PPP reached an agreement with MQM and very soon MQM will be on the treasury benches in Sind Assembly. Now a days the biggest question in my mind is if Pakistan really a failed state or inchoate failed state moving swiftly towards a big failure? Wait, what if Pakistan is not a nascent failed state but a numb one? No one key person in the government will take this failure’s responsibility but and like past small scale policemen will be held so.

The list of such internal failures is long and state seems to be hijacked by mafias., religious and ethnical mafias for the past seven decades. But have Pakistan achieved at international front? This is another tale of failures without anyone responsible.

Is it not true that Pakistan is isolated in the world at all the fronts and at international levels Pakistan’s voice is not being heard. Is it not the fact that Pakistan has lost its integrity and respect once possessed in 60s and 70s. But who is responsible for that?

All the world’s economic leaders  and UNSC veto power states are/ have been visiting India while no significant leader visited Pakistan in the past 7 ~ 8 years. Insofar as respect for any nation is concerned, the obvious yard stick to measure it is the country’s passport and Pakistan’s Passport is ranked one of the lowest in the world, bracketed with that of civil war and famine ridden Somalia. In the past decade, I can’t recall any significant success by Pakistan even in sports, let alone, diplomatic fronts. Our so called intellectuals give this lullaby to the nation that India cannot become the member of UNSC despite US support but they forget that at least India is in the queue to become a permanent member of security council but where does Pakistan stand?  Is there any, even, mere chance for Pakistan to play a bigger role in Security council? The answer today is No. This is the difference when a country has nothing to offer to the world except terror and no self reliance.

This is today’s Pakistan, where no one is responsible. You may murder, do corruption, may create Petrol Crisis, fail on International fronts, surrender in the battle field to enemy but state remain irresponsible.

Till we as a nation don’t held those responsible who ruled this country in past seven decades, world won’t even allow us to stand in the queue of potential progress with them. World will keep on isolating Pakistanis.

What does 21st Amendment Mean

Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman is right in his apprehensions that the 21st Amendment to the constitution of Pakistan is basically passed by nascent secular Pakistan. The basic reason he is reproaching this amendment is because the world ‘religion’ is clubbed with terrorism. He also said that government wants to sabotage denominational schools or madrassahs under this amendment. He vowed that Pakistan won’t be allowed to be a secular country at any cost (but how he didn’t explain).

Since Maulana Sahab is also  graduate from madrassah, it was expected from him. He must know that time doesn’t travel backwards and will not ever. He must overcome his misoneism and accept the reality that Pakistan has been changed, as late as, post 16/12. The world aside, the state and civil society of Pakistan itself, doesn’t care if he thinks that terrorists don’t follow real religion and that terrorists have no religion etc because they themselves introduce them as holy warriors and use religion to justify their atrocities. No one also cares how execrable Maulana Sahab feel about this but the truth is that Pakistan was predicated on the secular principles only, i.e., democracy and plebiscite and that is her real fate. The hypocrisy of Maulana Sahab is evident when he is found showing his intransigence by bickering over secularism but simultaneously takes part in democratic processes of elections and reaps fruits of this outcome in the form of ministries and related perks. Till now I didn’t come across his address regarding any alternative form of government neither read his, book aside, a mere article in the papers as to what kind of system he wants. He is  always just found using religious sentiments of common man to use for his political gain. Sometimes by issuing fatwas that voting for his opponent is unlawful or his ballot symbol, the book, shouldn’t be open so that he can exploit the common man’s sentiments as the picture of closed book would be semblance of some holy one.

If Maulana Sahab was thinking that some coterie would keep on goading the religious sentiments, installing fear in the name of religion terrorize the masses, again, using religion and world would remain mute, and he would enjoy the perks of democracy and secularism while having entente cordiale with fanatics, he was doing it wrong. The fact is that in order to remain in this global village and to contribute positively therein, it is not acceptable. No matter how entrenched one’s beliefs are, in today’s world one is compelled to follow the human rights, religious freedom , security and other such secular democratic norms.  Pakistan is not an exception here. This was bound to happen that state defines categorically that in Pakistan terrorism emanates from wrong understanding of religion. Even though this development of separating state and religion is in its inchoate form, has stirred the fear out of Maulana Sahab that Pakistan is going to be secular.  Can somebody dare ask him, if he can be indifferent to the secularism spread all around him? Can he abandon democracy? Can he stop using currency notes? Can he imagine living without banks, luxury cars and all those scientific inventions which we take for granted? Can he stop requesting a secular country America to make him Prime Minister of Pakistan? If not then he should know that end of the day he will have to bite the bullet and accept the reality that Pakistan would become a secular country. His wishes, his protests and his antediluvian intransigent ideologies don’t matter in changing Pakistan.

Maulana Sahab is very eager that under this amendment, government is planning to raid madrassahs under the name of reforms and regularization. The fact is that, it is the need of the hour and high time that such instructions are regularized. I will just give one example as to how madrassahs or denominational schools need reforms as many of such institutions violate basic human rights.  When a kid’s future is decided by his parents at the age of five and he is admitted to a denominational school with a hope that he will one become ‘alim’, this is a human right violation since that kid is not being given chance to choose his future by himself. The reform needed would be like in normal school a student has the right to choose between humanities and science after 8th grade and further after 10th grade he chooses to become either doctor or engineer etc, similarly this should be the stage when student should choose a ‘religious studies’ group and after studying ‘pre-religious studies’, he should be allowed to join any madrassha. Pakistan anyways don’t need a lot of Alims, since we already have most Alims per capita in the world and still have chaos. We need only those alims who are by choice. Less Alims but better ones who know what are the requirements of the modern world how religion should cope with it.

The juncture which Pakistan is now standing at, is decisive. If Pakistan won’t change itself then the states who ‘call the shots’ would coerce Pakistan into it. Maulana Sahab’s fears are right. Pakistan is changing. This convulsion against religious extremism in Pakistan is now a reality and can’t be stopped. Quaid-e-Azam’s 11th August speech is inextricable from the very tenor of nascent Pakistan’s constitution.  Soon those who are on the other side of this epoch making event, due to their injudicious approach of not looking at the obvious, shall be forgotten by history and only those who become part of it, shall be remembered.

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.

fsd

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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?