National Logistics Cell, NLC, a successful public sector company created by dedicated officers from the Pakistani military and the talented Pakistani private sector, nosedived under three Army generals during the reign of former President Musharraf. In violation of clear instructions by former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, the three men invested the entire pension fund of the company, a large amount of its surplus cash and a bank loan of two billion rupees into the stock market. If the probe by the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee is correct, the three men conspired with brokers to enrich themselves. Bad apples in our midst must be removed and punished.
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The ninth year of the US war in Afghanistan began with an apology. But this was an apology to Pakistan, not Afghanistan where US and its allies have killed thousands of civilians. Mainstream US news outlets, like New York Times and Washington Post, strangely failed to mark the advent of the 9th year.
The troubling question is that, after having gone this far in abdicating out sovereignty, can we hope to regain our pride and self-respect at some point in the future?
Sources in security establishment claimed that Aafia Siddiqui might have been arrested independently by the Americans from Karachi and then she was transferred to some secret location because some FBI officials contacted the family of Amjad Khan without informing the ISI. Then ISI boss Lt Gen (retd) Ehsanul Haq complained to the CIA in 2003 and protested why one FBI official was contacting the Pakistani nationals without the knowledge of Pakistani authorities but the CIA claimed that they were also not aware about the FBI operations in Pakistan.
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.
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،
یہ بات درست ہے کہ ماضی میں فوجی جرنیلوں کے اقدامات کی بدولت فوج کی عوام میں مقبولیت کو شدید نقصان پہنچا، لیکن دہشت گردی کے خلاف جنگ اور سیلاب کی موجودہ صورتحال میں فوج کا اہم اور فعال کردار ماضی کی تلخیوں کو کم کرنے میں کارآمد ثابت ہوگا۔ اس بات میں کوئی دو رائے نہیں کہ پاکستانی عوام پر آنے والے اس کڑے وقت میں جمہوری حکومت کی طرف سے غیر ذمہ دارانہ رویہ کے بعد صرف پاک فوج ہی وہ ادارہ نظر آتا ہے جو متاثرین کی عملی مدد میں پیش پیش ہے۔ یہی وجہ ہے کہ اب عوام کی اکثریت مدد کے لیے اپنے منتخب کردہ MNA یا MPA کے انتظار کے بجائے جس ادارے کی طرف دیکھ رہی ہے، وہ ہے پاک فوج۔
Napoleon Bonaparte was correct in his assessment when he termed the British a nation of petty shopkeepers. The traits of that nation have still not changed much. Exhibit A: David Cameron, the news salesman-premier of Great Britain.
The move underscores the changing mood in Pakistan after the latest anti-Pakistan tirades in the United States. Pakistan has been the target of the worst demonization campaign since 2004. This campaign has almost exclusively been waged by US officials, think tanks and the media, with some of the negative coverage coming from pro-US politicians and media outlets in countries such as Britain.
How can we have information and intelligence-sharing with a country that has systematically done and continues to do a hatchet job on our premier intelligence agency and Pakistan military? It is time for Pakistan to sever its links and cooperation with the US.
Since late 2006, United States government, military, intelligence and media have been orchestrating regular attacks against Pakistan, creating a false alarm about its nuclear capability and portraying its premier spy agency, the ISI, as a threat to world peace. Here is a chance for Pakistan to use these documents to argue its own case more confidently.
Already, since 9/11 Pakistan has suffered losses of over $ 43 billion. Even more critical, it has lost 3000 civilians, and 2,550 security personnel as well as over 7000 citizens injured. And no one has tallied up the costs to the environment and the social structures of the country.
Ironically, in an effort to demonise Pakistan and Pakistanis, they have also conveniently forgotten that none of the 9/11 terrorists were Pakistani or had lived in Pakistan. But such sensitive details are lost on a US Administration that effectively is following the Bush policies on Pakistan.
Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani saluting after laying floral wreath at Shuhada Monument during Youm-e-Shuhada Ceremony held at Shuhada Monument, General Headquarter on Friday. (30-4-2010)- Photo ISPR
Friday, 30 April, 2010.
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan–To pay homage to the supreme sacrifices rendered by its Shuhada [martyrs], Pakistan Army celebrated Yaum-e-Shuhada [Day of Martyrs] today. Ceremonies were [...]
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