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آج پاکستان کے سب سے بڑے مسائل میں سیکیورٹی کی صورتحال، دفاعی بجٹ میں اضافہ اور بیرون ملک قرضے ہیں۔ تاریخ پر ایک نظر ہمیں بتاتی ہے کہ پاکستان ان مسائل میں ابھی سے نہیں گھرا۔ یہ چند مسائل پاکستان بننے کے ساتھ ہی وجود میں آگئے تھے۔جب پاکستان بنا تو روز مرہ کے کام چلانے کے لیئے قائد اعظم نے بزات خود حیدر آباد کی ریاست سے دس لاکھ روپے کا قرضہ لیا اور ساتھ ہی ساتھ اپنے لیئے امریکہ سے گاڑی اور ایک ذاتی جہاز کا ارڈر بھی دیا۔پاکستان کے پہلے بجٹ میں دفاع کے لیئے ایک خطیر رقم جو کہ 8۔27 ملین پاونڈ کے قریب تھی، مختص کی گئی جب کہ ٹوٹل بجٹ تقریبا 4۔39 ملین پاونڈ کے قریب تھا۔ جہاں تک سیکیورٹی کا تعلق ہے تو یہ مسائل تو شروع سے ہی پاکستان کے ساتھ تھے۔قائد اعظم کی ذاتی فوج قرار دیے جانے والی لیگ نیشنل آرمی کی بات ہونا، قرارداد پاکستان کے موقع پر مسلم لیگ کے عسکری ونگ کے اہلکاروں کا ننگی تلواروں کے ساتھ سٹیج پر موجود ہونا یا کراچی میں قائد اعظم اور ماونٹ بیٹن کو عوام کے درمیان جاتے ہوئے جان کا خطرہ محسوس ہونا، خاکسار تحریک اور لیگی کارکنوں کے درمیان خونی لڑایئاں یعنی مسلمان کا مسلمان کے خلاف بندوق اٹھانا، اور قائداؑعظم پر قاتلانہ حملے یہی بتاتے ہیں کہ سیکیورٹی کے مسائل پاکستان کے ساتھ ہی پیدا ہو گئے تھے۔ شائد یہ باقی ملکوں کے ساتھ بھی ہو مگر مسئلہ یہ ہے کہ باقی ممالک کے لیڈران نے ان پر قابو پالیا۔۔ ہم ابھی تک انہی مسائل میں الجھے ہوئے ہیں۔ ایک اور پات یہ کہ یہ بات بڑے تواتر کے ساتھ کی جاتی ہے کہ باقی ملکوں میں چائے بیچنے والے تک وزیر اعظم بن گئے اور پاکستان میں یہ نہ ہو سکا۔۔۔ تاریخ بہت ظالم ہے۔۔ یہ تاریخ ہمیں بتاتی ہے کہ پاکستان بنانے والے سبہ لوگ سرمایہ دار اور لینڈ لارڈ ٹائپ لوگ تھے۔۔ 1937 میں ہی کانگریس نے جاگیر داری نظام لپیٹنے کا آغاز کر دیا تھا جب کہ آج سات دہایئاں گذرنے کے نعد بھی پاکستان جاگیر داری نظام سے چھٹکارا حاصل نہیں کر سکا۔۔ آج اگر بھارت میں ایک چائے بیچنے والے کا بیٹا وزیراؑعظم بنا ہے تو یہ راتوں رات نہیں ہوا ۔۔۔ پاکستان ابھی اس مرحلے سے کم از کم سو سال دور لگتا ہے۔۔ ہمارا ایک یہ بھی مسئلہ ہے کہ سارے ملک کی پولیس سیاسی ہو چکی ہے۔ ہم ماڈل ٹاوں کے سانحے کو روتے ہیں تو میں سن سنتالیس میں خضر حیات ٹوانہ صاحب کے پولیس کو حکم کہ ‘لیگی کارکنوں پر چڑھ دوڑو’ کو کس دیوار پر ماروں۔۔ یہ تو صرف ایک ایسی مثال ہے۔۔ ہم اس بات کا ذکر کرتے بھی نہیں تھکتے کہ ہمارے سیاسی قائدین ناپختہ ہیں اور ہڑتالوں اور ملک اور شہر بند کرنے کی دھمکیاں دیتے رہتے ہیں تو میں مسلم لیگ کے ‘راست اقدام’ جس میں ہزاروں لوگوں کی جان گئی کو کس قالین کے نیچے دبا دوں۔۔ آج ہم روتے ہیں کہ فوج سیاسی قیادت کی بات نہیں سنتی۔۔ جب قائداعظم نے 1948 میں پہلے جنرل کو کشمیر کا دفاع کرنے کا حکم دیا تو اس نے انکار کر دیا۔۔ اس بات کا بھی ہمیں بڑا دکھ ہے کہ قبائل نے ہتھیار اپنے ہاتھ میں لے لیئے ہیں اور ریاست کے خلاف کھڑے ہو گئے ہیں تو یہ کام تو قائد اعظم کے زمانے میں ہی شروع ہو گیا تھا جب فوج کی گاڑیوں میں قبائل کو بھر بھر کے کشمیر کی جنگ میں جھونکا گیا۔۔ کہاں تک سنو گے خہاں تک سنایئں کے مصداق آج پاکستان کے ہر مسئلے کا سرا سو سال پہلے والے حالات سے اتنی ہی مماثلت رکھتا ہے جیسا کہ یہ اسی دور میں وقوع پزیر ہو رہے ہوں اور یہ ہمارے سماجی رویوں سے لیکر سیاسی پختگی تک ویسے کے ویسے ہیں۔ کہنے کا مقصد یہ ہے آج ہم جن مسائل میں گھرے ہوئے ہیں وہ پاکستان کی گھٹی میں پڑے ہوئےہیں۔ ہم اور ہماری سیاسی سوچ آج بھی وہیں پر ہے جہاں پر آج سے سو سال پہلے تھی بلکہ اس سے بھی بدتر۔۔ وہی کرپشن کی داستانیں، وہی لوٹ مار، وہی فوج کے ساتھ تعلقات، اسی طرح کے بلکہ اس سے بد تر سیکیورٹی کے مسائل۔۔۔ الا ہٰذالقیاس۔۔
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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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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)