GHOSTS of (170 million People of PAKISTAN)

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When I was thinking about today’s topic meanwhile light bhummmmm as per daily rotten electricity problem at the same time my sweet Tetli (Butterfly) came and called me , I could not identify her then hardly found her. She was feeling fear and said Mamo Bahoo(Ghost) I tried to comedown her, and told her a story about a nation’s Ghosts. Real ghosts of  170 million people.   

As soon as you open the television you become conscious that Peoples Party’s Chairman, and Presedent of Islami Jhamoriya Pakisatan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, is either leaving or has already left Pakistan.   

I really wonder what he is running from. Pakistan’s existing confusion? Who’s actual cause is he him self and his so called party manifestos.   

After the elections, Mr. Zardari made several visits to USA, London, Saudi Arabia, Turky, Sweden and Dubai along with his own Jiyalys or personal jailbird friends. He does not even have time to justify his visits to the poor public who gave him the chance to be on this seat. “The only ministers” rather “ear-splitting amplifiers” in the party Mr. Rehman Malik keep explaining how busy he is looking after the part issues as well as his family. Busy in what? Family affairs? Or checking his properties, bank balance or for chill? 

Similarly Mr. Sharif also looking after Pakistan, while sitting in London Saudia or Dubai. He also does not have time to pay attention to the fundamental issues of country. Political and social Instability has already caused immeasurable loss to the poor people. 

Regardless of having several similarities between both of the leaders, they do not agree on numerous vital issues with each other. It might be the “Personal Grudge” which is keeping them distanced.  And why on earth Zardari will trust Sharif more than he can on Mr. Musharraf. During Mr. Sharif’s premiership, he initiated cases against Zardari and due to them he had to be in jail for eight years. But Musharraf not only released him from the jail but bestowed him with NRO. No wonder he trusts “the Iron Man” more that he does on Mr. Sharif. 

The most influential power in Pakistan these days is “Media”. These so called, news channels, journalists, analysts, anchors and media mafia have globally captured our political thoughts. Since most of Pakistani population is uneducated, they consider media the final authority.  In that scenario they are getting full advantage of the situation. Living example is Dr. Shahid Masood, who kept cursing every step taken by the former and existing government along with US policies towards Pakistan until the day he became M.D. PTV.  

These news channels are addictions; this mafia keeps you so busy that you do not even have time to look into the real picture. Every day you keep getting injected with elevated prices. In a country where average income is less than two dollars a day who will think where their leaders are? Who would like to pay attention to the political activities when people do not even have enough money to buy flour?  Why would they be interested to know about the chief justice issue (which is already past now?) 

This Slogan Roti, Kapra & Makan was so accurate. They have made all of these things BUT for them selves.

 To the people of Pakistan, the coalition leaders Mr. Zardari & Nawaz Sharif are practically deceased, only Pakistan’s private channels and press are keeping them alive.

 But all these leaders have forgotten a further reality about this country; that people are more awared than past now. They are trying to get knowledge; after all it is the mark of a “knowledged mind” to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

One is actually the democracy here, you know people are, people assume that this election means that there is democracy in Pakistan. There is no democracy

 TARAS KHA ESI MILAT PAR JO:Tohmaat sy pak or akedy sy khali ho 

TARAS KHA ESI MILAT PAR JO:wo zybtan karti ho jo os ny nahi bona, wo khati ho jo es ny nahi boya, wo sharab peti ho jo kisi or ny kasheed ki ho.

 TARAS KHA ESI MILAT PAR JO: Ghondy ko hero samjy or fathy ko jholi bhar bhar dowa dy

 TARAS KHA ESI MILAT PAR JO: neend min bahadar or jagty min bozdil ho

 TARAS KHA ESI MILAT PAR JO JIS:  ka modabir lomar or falsafi madri hon or hunar en ka sirf lipa poti or nakali ho

 TARAS KHA ESI MILAT PAR JIS:ki sada saway jalosy Janaza kabhi boland na ho, saway zory shamsheer kabhi garden na othy

 TARAS KHA ESI MILAT PAR JO:nakara baja kar nay Hakim ka istakbaal kary or awazy kas kar rokhsat kary or phir nakara bajy agly hakim k liy

 TARAS KHA ESI MILAT PAR JIS: ky danashmand girty wakt ky sath behry hoty chaly jain

 TARAS KHA ESI MILAT PAR JO: tokry tokry ho jay or har tokra khod ko Milat jainy .

PAKISTAN means Land of Pure

Real Pakistan and Pure PakitaniAs a Pakistani I watch and examine some news, stories and misinformation against it not only in Pakistani but also on international media and being a Pakistani we face.

Pakistan is one of the most significant country in the world these days particularly due to war against terrorism. Even Pakistan is one of the main issues of current USA politics. This is evident from the statements of US poleticians and current debates between US Presidential candidates.

Globally it appears that Pakistan is under fire all over the country so it is important to know Pakistan more in detail.

Pakistan is spread round about over 778,720 SQ KM and it’s among 10 most populated countries of the world. It is gateway to china and central Asian countries through Afghanistan. It also neighbors india and Iran.

Since Russian invasion to Afghanistan, Pakistan is front line state helping Afghanistan to make it a peaceful country where people can live and prosper. However Pakistan paid a cost for that and still paying. Those who do not want world peace become direct enemy of Pakistan and trying to damage its own Peace and Economy. Pakistan becomes target of terrorism. International and some  natinal media played a very negative role and instead of highlighting facts spread this violence in a way that magnifies the situation and helped the war loving people more as they find it helpful in getting their targets more easily.

It is a fact that Pakistan is under terrorist attacks but this is not the culture of Pakistan. Pakistan means Land of Pure and its entire population is peace loving and kind. Only few are doing inhuman things because of their ill intentions.

In this situation, Pakistan truly deserves Global support for her stand against terrorism. Most important thing to understand is that Pakistan is a big country as far as land is concerned. Anything bad definitely affects the whole country but physically it does not affect the whole system. People are doing their businesses and work, streets have traffic as usual. Shopping centers are busy. Education is going on and all other things belonging to life.

Karachi is my birth place and which is the biggest City of Pakistan and hub for major industrial, commercial and economical activities is getting a new look. A lot of progress has been made in recent years particularly in infra structure development. New projects are on their way. Sky scrappers are planned and will be there in few years time. This all indicates that potential is there and Pakistan is worth place to business with.

"Picture as abouve is my Real Pakistan and Pure Pakistani"

ONE side COINE

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“In Pakistan failing infrastructure and the absence of good governance as xposed through declining economic and social indicators shows us a dismal scenario, poor law enforcement”

 

 

When we switch to CNN or BBC with in 20 mints they show at least one type of news like al-Qaeda or Talibangrab the Pakistan’s nuclear? These are the questions which raised every day by the European or American media and policy circles. .

As per my surch approximately two dozen suicide bombings in 2009 so far, (66 in 2008) and (61 in 2007) all of which have sharp targeted Defence like Pakistan Army,police, some politicians, and ordinary people not only in the country’s turbulent northwest but also in its major urban centers it indicate the seriousness of the threat. A ammunition factory Wah (Punjab) was targeted by two suicide bombers in August 2008, an act that sent shudders across the country’s security establishment.

Although certainly a matter of very serious concern is that terrorists need far more than suicide bombers to get hold of nuclear materials. In fact is the xpanding influance and reach of the Taliban and similar groups in the FATA and the NWFP. The Swat embarrassing situation speaks for itself.

Poor law enforcement capacity and inadequate counterinsurgency know how on the part of Pakistan’s army are partly responsible for this state of affairs. Confused threat perceptions and popular consperetorial thinking also encourages the denial of reality. The failing infrastructure and absence of good governance asexposed through prolonged electricity shutdowns and declining economic and social indicators further provides an overall dismal scenario. All of this however presents only one side and a scary one at that of the coin.

if you close your eyes to the other side of the coin at your own risk. Pakistan a country of roughly 170 million people recently witnessed the fruits of a courageous and sustained lawyers movement that led to the restoration of the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and about 60 other superior court judges. These judges were victims of former President Pervez Musharraf’s shortsghtednes and selfishness in 2007 in turn provoked a major movement that inspired and stimulated thousands of Pakistanis to struggle for the rule of law an independent judiciary and the supremacy of the constitution. The people stood up for those who defied a dictator a rare development in the 62 year checkered history of Pakistan. The movement’s leading activists were connected through print and electronic media an indication that the middle class and prorule of law civil society elements are also well networked.

A vibrant and enthusiastic electronic and print media helped this cause greatly though sometimes at the cost of objectivity  but for a progressive goal. There is no dearth of Pakistani writers, artists, poets, and intellectuals who are not only continuing with their creative work but also are readying people to stand up to the country’s challenges especially the monster of religious intolerance. Another relevant example is the many women who are joining Pakistan’s army and air force as soldiers and fighter pilots presents yet another picture. This is the picture of hope and change that Pakistanis are calling UMEED E SEHR the hope of a new dawn.

But indeed the question is which picture is the real Pakistan? those crazy militants who cherish beheading opponents and beating women or those who stand for a pluralistic, progressive, and democratic Pakistan. The answer is both. Those who accept nothing but just look at the voting pattern in the 2008 national and elections the comparatively liberal (PPP,ANP and MQM) received significantly more votes than the religious political parties all of which were trounced.

Those parties are of course not without fault and a large community of votes also went to such centrist parties as the Nawaz Sharif-led Muslim League which runs Punjab the country’s largest province. Although the overall political trends are on the positive side there is certainly increasing stress and strain.
In this scheme of things American Pakistani relations are a very important part of the puzzle. It is a puzzle in the sense that despite a long history of relations including times when Pakistan was called the (most allied ally) and occasions when it became (Tthe most sanctioned state) both states distrust each other. The mutual dealings are increasingly filled with resentment, miscommunication, and a sense of caginess.

Chir. foreing relation John F. Kerry and Republican Dick Lugar while introducing legislation to put  effect key elements of President Obama’s new strategy in Pakistan and Afghanistan framed the problem appropriately when they said (The status is not working the United States believes it is paying too much and getting too little and most Pakistanis believe exactly the opposite). The new bill if approved by Congress will triple nonmilitary assistance to Pakistan to $1.5 billion annually for the next five years to help the country stabilize.

An earlier bill with the same intent the one introduced by Chair. Foreign Affairs Committee Howard Berman had a long list of conditions attached to it. This list drew scathing criticism from Pakistani officials who sent the clear message that they would not accept the aid package with such strings attached. One condition related to the terrorism issue read as (Pakistan has to certify that there is no activity taking place against India)

Richard Holbrooke the administration’s special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan and Mike Mullen Chair. Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Pakistan together after these proposed conditions were made known to Pakistan government. I read Shuja Nawaz’s article on Holbrooke and Mike visited Shuja Nawaz well informed, explains what happened during the visit (This is probably the worst ever visit by an American team to South Asia in history. … It was a complete disaster. And if this is how you want to win friends, I just wonder how you want to create enemies.) He also cautioned Washington policy makers that potentially, American Pakistan relations were heading for a train wreck. Thankfully a crisis in the making was duly averted.

However the question remains How can one make certain that a legitimate and reasonable oversight of the funding and support is provided to those sectors where help is needed the most? To build a deeper, sustainable, and long-term strategic engagement with the people of Pakistan, the United States must learn from its past mistakes and should not shy away from accepting its past missteps.

Pakistan is a divided nation today and a democratic society trapped inside an undemocratic state.” In the West, Pakistan army is still seen as an institution that can stabilize things if need be.  As we saw the Time Magazine, why profiled Pakistan’s army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kiani as being among the most influential 100 people in the world today in the category of Leaders and Revolutionaries.

A few months before I was watching Mr Haroon ul  Rasheed in sitcom show KALAM KAAR he xplained When States Failor  Causes and Consequences, he provided a useful informative framework. He continued that weak states (or states in crisis)  they may be basically strong, but temporarily or situationally weak because of internal antagonisms, despotism, or external attacks. Weak states typically harbor ethnic, religious tensions… Urban crime rates tend to be high and increasing… Schools and hospitals show sign of neglect, GDP per capita and other critical economic indicators have fallen or are falling… . Weak states usually honor rule of law precepts in the breach.

 As per these decisive factors, Pakistan is a weak state in essence. By definition, internal corrective process and international support can rescue such states.

“This is an excerpt of a report written for WORDPRESS by MAG”

Cup of tea with Mortenson

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                                       “Amercan policy makers and military leaders should something learn from Mortenson. He is a philanthropist and he has achieved which was more difficult then military action. He got Long-term success in the tribal regions of Pakistan. US policy makers  should also relies that Pakistan and takes patience, resilience and the ability to listen”.

 

Barack Husain Obama’s recently exposed and announced new military strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan is expected more aggressive campaign in northwest Pakistan, as illustrated by the decision to send thousands of additional troops to the “Afghan and Pakistan” region by the end of this year. Which totally far-opposite as muslims had expectations to Barak Hussain Obama

In a different area of US-South Asian commitment, American Greg Mortenson recently received Pakistan’s highest civilian honour, the Sitara-e-Pakistan (Star of Pakistan), for his efforts in promoting peace in its rural regions. Mortenson’s approach, however, doesn’t involve counter-terrorism operations or robust troop numbers.

His “weapon” for curbing extremism? Educating girls. His modus operandi: drinking lots of tea.

I recently had the opportunity to meet with him in IDPs Pakistan at Media centre SAWAT and saw him in action. We spend 3 hours together and discussed on some recent issues spicily education in rural areas. I triad to explore him. After 3 hours meeting with him feeling shamefully myself and taunted on our uninformed NGOs and selfish politicians who don’t bother about nation and next generation in other words on education.

Mortenson is the founder of the non-profit organisation Central Asia Institute (CAI), which has built nearly 80 schools in the most remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan and provides education to more than 33,000 children, including 18,000 girls. He told that the pehople of this Regan are well manner and friendly he had tea with the Taliban, religious clerics, tribal chiefs, village elders, heads of government, militia leaders, conservative fathers, intimidated teachers and nervous children, Three Cups of Tea 🙂 He says “The first cup, you’re a stranger; the second cup you become a friend; the third cup, you’re family”,

He has spent more than 70 months in Pakistan and Afghanistan, walking for miles on treacherous roads and sitting in the dirt for hours talking to villagers. “Whoever he sits with, he gives them so much respect”, says Mohammad Nazir, one of Mortenson’s Pakistani colleagues at CAI. “People want to be with him, have tea with him.”;-)

Language doesn’t seem to be a barrier. He speaks some Urdu, Balti and Farsi but, in the end, he does more listening than talking. In each village, he asks the mothers how he can help them. “he always asks, ‘What can I do for you?. They all respond, “We want our children to go to school.”

His story is where the real lessons lie for winning “hearts and minds” in the region. When I asked this process can take several years, he replaid Mortenson is in no hurry. In one village, it took eight years to convince the local council to allow girls to attend school. By the time the school opened in 2007, there were 74 girls enrolled. One year later, the number had tripled.

he involves everyone in the community. They contribute meals, labour, land or cement to help build the schools. In his model, there is transparency in how funds are used. Every family is assigned a role, so the entire community has a vested interest. No wonder only one CAI school has been attacked by the Taliban. Even then, the local militia leader fought back and the school reopened two days later.

Not only US foreign policy-makers and military leaders but also so called Pakistani politicians and NGOs have something to learn from the results Mortenson has achieved. Long-term success in the region takes patience, resilience and the ability to listen. It takes understanding people’s culture and faith and involving them in shaping their own futures. This approach is the best defence against the advancement of extremism.

Ultimately, it takes building relationships perhaps one cup of tea at a time. Obama would be well-advised to consider a new surge strategy that sends thousands more tea drinkers to the Afghan Pak region.