Why half a million Mehsuds were turned into refugees in their own country? Why the Wazirs were stopped from selling their fruits in the markets of their own country? Do we need to keep on killing and destroying our own people in the pursuit of this unending and unwinnable war?
Archive for ‘September, 2010’
He came. He chose to escape. He can’t be trusted again.
While Mr. Altaf Hussain weeps over Dr. Imran Farooq and MQM officials throng the house of the murdered man’s parents in Karachi, no one is asking why MQM is keeping Farooq’s family under what looks like a house arrest in Karachi? Why Imran Farooq’s parents, brothers, sisters are not allowed to come on TV and give a statement? Welcome to another chapter in Karachi’s unfortunate political gang war.
The ‘Feudal democracy brigade’ is causing the greatest damage to this country and the Pakistani middle and lower classes are the hardest hit. All institutions must play a role to prevent a national collapse and the Pakistani military is no exception.
In his latest write up for BBC, Pentagon adviser Ahmed Rashid proposes putting Pakistan under an international trusteeship. Too bad he forgot that Pakistan is not under US or NATO occupation. Ahmed Rashid leads the pack of pro-US and pro-UK activists in Pakistan, whose work is tailored to please a foreign audience. But he is not alone. There is Dr. Hafeez Shaikh and Dr. Nadeem ul Haq, Pakistan’s key economic managers. The United States does not need to invade and occupy Pakistan and execute a regime-change like it did in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Pakistan, Washington is using apologists in politics, media and intelligentsia who are willing accomplices without Washington having to fire a single bullet.
Some government-linked politicians have been whispering to the media that ISI and MI did it because they were enraged at Mr. Cheema’s coverage of the ‘missing persons’ issue. That might be, but what about the government avenging Mr. Cheema’s groundbreaking story on how President Zardari and his aides hired Turkish female ‘escorts’ and failed to pay them their dues resulting in a court case in Turkey?
Development and building institutions and traditions is more important for a new country than democracy. That’s precisely what Pakistan needed and continues to need. In Pakistan, we need a visionary nationalistic leadership at the top backed by the strength of the Pakistani military to install a confident visionary leadership and give it consistency and continuity. That’s the formula that worked for China. The more time we waste in propping up a fake democracy, the more Pakistan will come closer to internal failure.
India is an enemy. United States is an untrustworthy friend. And we better not ditch Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and those who came to our help then.
Pakistanis surprised skeptics. The war saw the largest tank battle since WWII and one of the best air-combat performances in the 20th century, with Pakistani fighter jets shaking the Soviet-built Indian air fleet. While Pakistani soldiers crossed deep inside Indian territory, they also suffered more losses as a result. China moved units from its formidable People’s Liberation Army to the border with Pakistan, in a sign that sent shivers across New Delhi.
ایک طرف مسلم لیگ (ن) کی تیاری ہے جنہوں نے اس حکومت کو اب تک فرینڈلی اپوزیشن مہیا کی اور عوام کو سسکتا دیکھ کر خاموشی سے اپنی باری کا انتظار کرتے رہے لیکن اب اپنی کرسی پر آمر کا سایہ دیکھتے ہی بلبلا اٹھے ہیں، ایک طرف عوامی نشینل پارٹی کی تیاری ہے جہاں انکی سونے کے انڈے دینے والی مرغی موت کے قریب ہے، ایک طرف متحدہ قومی موومنٹ کی تیاری ہے جو عالمی سیاست کے ناپاک کھیل میں پلید ترین موھڑے کی حثیت سے اس ملک میں فساد برپا کر کے اسکے ٹکڑے کرنے کو تیار ہے،
Pakistan is important. For years, the “CIA” and other intelligence organizations have been in Balochistan sneaking in and out of Iran blowing things up. How much of that is CIA and how much is Mossad, nobody knows for sure. This is another terrorist organization, called the “Jundallah.” Like the PKK in Turkey and the Tehrik-i-Taliban, the terrorist group making life in Pakistan a living hell, the Jundallah get all the money, weapons, training, transportation and maybe more, much more, they need to fight covert wars against the targets of Tel Aviv.
All Pakistanis must be told this a hundred times: There is no sectarian clash in Pakistan but there are attempts being made to create one. The martyrs in Quetta, Karachi and Lahore over the past 3 days are OUR martyrs. It is important to avenge the blood of our brothers who died there by understanding the game and keep Pakistanis united.
Iran has seen attacks on Shia mosques by elements claiming to be Sunnis. But there are no Sunni sectarian groups in Iran. The terrorists who have been attacking Iranian targets are based in US-controlled Afghanistan claiming to represent Sunnis. The attacks in Quetta today and in Karachi and Lahore on Wednesday share the same origin as the attacks in Iran: they are masterminded by terrorists who hide on the border with Afghanistan and have links to foreign intelligence agencies based there.
It is high time the military realised that the US is no ally but a hostile state that has need of Pakistan and especially its military right now. Foreigners feel they can abuse our laws and decisions at will just as their governments and nationals mistreat and abuse our nationals as they please. In this context, the military delegation’s actions must be appreciated; but what is more important is when will reciprocate in kind?
- Abbasi on Holbrooke’s Pakistani Orphans
- true_blue_pakistani on India’s IT Supremacy Exposed: Indian Spy Website Still Down Two Weeks After Pakistani Attack
- f.ahmad on CIA Islamabad Station Chief Sued For Murder And Terrorism