muzzling the courts...!

muzzling the courts...!
The sharifs crush the people into the money in their bank accounts...sugar and politics... The LHC escapes the punjab government strangulation and orders the sharifs that they cannot relocate three sugar mills to the south of punjab...they too accuse the sharifs of lying and refusing to obey court orders and attempting to muzzle the courts...!!!

the crook says he has been acquitted in 16 cases

the crook says he has been acquitted in 16 cases
Asif zardari has gotten off for time spent in jail...while others say for getting his wife killed...!

the chakri crook

the chakri crook
the chakri crook...asif zardari looks and behaves like a corrupt politician...! who many think destroyed the Bhutto's especially Benazir Bhutto...has been acquitted in some very high profile corruption references such as the almost undeniable SGS-Cotechna case and illegal assets abroad...!when Benazir Bhutto was asked about the surrey mansion she said zardari probably bought it for his new IB girlfriend...!

gaye bhans politics

gaye bhans politics
punjab does not have much loyalty for a fallen politician according to the past...however Bilawal might still be left with just the tail...!

end of nawaz sharif

end of nawaz sharif
the new primeminister...says he has no new assets since 1980...reportedly owns Airblue...a red wire crosses out nawaz sharif as his photo lies crumpled on the dias...!

political cricket

political cricket
political cricket...imran khan himself maybe in trouble soon however at teh moment the travails of the sharifs seem to have no end

banigala

banigala
than and now---there were really no trees in banigala...on teh outskirts of rawalpindi and islamabad it was an agricultural area...now however they maybe polluting rawal dam where dead fish have been found this year...

banigala house

banigala house
imrans huge banigala place has many jealous objectors to its hugeness...said tobe 30 canals it still doe snot match the raiwind palace of the sharifs

The SC and article 62...

The SC and article 62...
it might look like a dented judgement to the sharifs but it has a lot of volume and bases...article 62 and 63 were supposedly just for show...however the Panama scandal threw up so much information that the judges found it difficult to avoid blaming the sharifs for corruption, kickbacks, lies and subterfuge...the sharifs could not prove their own cases...there was 120 million each sent to the sharif brothers...the animals gifted to qatari rulers...the sharifs dithered on who owned the panama companies...than there were the Capital FZE lies...the application said he received a 10000 dirhams salary and was chairman but sharif even refused to accept that saying it was subterfuge and Hussein owned the company...he lied to get a residence permit...there were reports of Dirhams 600000 transferred from dubai to london...it was just too much for the judges to accept...and out went the sharifs barring the shahbaz sharifs...!

political dementia

political dementia
Political dementia...everyone in the sharif family has different views about the Avenfield apartments..Nawaz Sharifs wife says they bought them for their childrens education...Hussein Nawaz says they were given to them by the Qataris alongwith loans...Nawaz Sharif says he does not know but they rented them in the 1990's...Maryam says actually she is just a trustee and hussein owns the flats...they also suggest that the fifth flat was sold to pay for shabaz and nawaz sharifs expenses...! shifty capt.Safdar says he does not know whether he signed the trustee document or someone else did...however at best the beneficial owner is supposedly Maryam Nawaz aka Maryam Safdar...!!!...army chief wants trucks for CPEC and mullah fazlurrehman says it is propaganda against CPEC...?while javed hashmi wants to know when there will be accountability of generals...!

the scowler

the scowler
the scowler--Nawaz Sharif is always in a bad mood...and the howler that he crafted...the judges at least gave him enough for a crooked smile at shahbaz sharif

Mario Puzo...

Mario Puzo...
Marlon Brando still running away from facts...Asif Khoso should realize that theoretically the italian gangsters did not succeed as the FBI ran them into the ground and most gangsters were killed by their opponents...while the systems that they ran like gambling, prostitution and street protections were eventually legalized and the police became dominant..while a couple of mafiosi did get to run or become vice presidents in the USA the mafia was generally kept out of politics barring the local scene where prosecution attorneys and senators could be bought and sold...!nowhere has the military asked tobe involved in criminal investigations and the judiciary...The sindh example shows a complete failure of the JIT's when having to deal with upper level politicians or mafioso like altaf hussein...

military justice

military justice
The lillyputian PTI and PMLn who cannot standup against the army chief who wants tobe the CJ for terrorists...many suggest that other candidates for the army chief were dropped after they refused to endorse military courts...The current army chief too was considered opposed to army courts

prayers for those who are the eternal targets ...the people

prayers for those who are the eternal targets ...the people
children from a charity pray for the victims of terror...

the counter american

the counter american
The US has always been considered on the right path...but how can a upside down USA president be considered right...the multan metro is just added as a joke...!

raheel shareef

raheel shareef
Raheel Shareef...!indispensable or a great general he is not...! however Asif Zardari suggests that he should decide/retire in October...tongue in cheek and not trouble the PPP too much...mqm however suggest that they are willing to cooperate in all non mqm criminal activities...!! PPP workers say that is not their view at all

the army chief who refuse to go away...!

the army chief who refuse to go away...!
the army chief who refuses to disappear...the army chief of islam...!Raheel Shareef has done an about turn and become the head of the Islamic Military Alliance...he had his first major dispute with Nawaz Sharif when as Army Chief he apparently refused to go to the aid of Saudia in yemen...he also refused to help out the than newly formed IMA even though its first objective was eliminating terrorism...something that can mean many things...he might have to pick up Nawaz Sharif when teh pakistanis get rid of him...! ...Dubbed the islamic nato it has a long way to go before it can setup military bases or invade another islamic country...just developing say a rudimentary airforce or forcing a terrible ruler to go away are some of the things he might have to do...other things that are more easier is advize on how to handle terrorism or destabilize a failed state...he has sufficient experience for that... whether he can handle a country that does not speak his language will probably be the test...!!

foreign policy

foreign policy
nawaz sharifs foreign policy...letter likhwao and let'm hunt some rare birds...maybe Trump and Obama will turn turtle if u let em hunt the rare birds too...and probably hu jintao and modi will probably run across to hunt birds too...!!!apparently Qatari's paid by punjab government with rare camels and buffalo's...!

a sage

a sage
Junaid Jamshed had studied mechanical engineering at the UET and was a pindi boy...i just learned belatedly he had some pukhtun roots...anyway he has been all over the place...a pop singer turned tableeghi...became famous in both roles...turned bussinessman...at home singing popular songs and naats as well as urging karachiites to clean the city...a true sage i must say...he went down smiling as his tableegh took him to chitral...The ATR could not handle it...its engine burst and a wing broke off...nothing the pilot could do...rumours about why a kakul major general was promoted...!! The PIA chairman seemed innocuos and unfit for his job...if the plane was fit than these things should not have happened...

a possible 2018 primeminister

a possible 2018 primeminister
even though he is not going tobe 45 years old the age required for a primeminister...!...!generally i regard Bilawal Zardari as a joker...he says that he will be primeminister in 2018...in that case he should start making speeches on serious matters that worry primeministers...i have here a selfie with Paris hilton...i suppose sindhi girls dont make him smile...!

The new and old

The new and old
The new and old...General Qamar Javed Bajwa...a rural from Gujranwala the general has been spending time in Rawalpindi waiting for his appointment...he superceded probably more favourable candidates and has the reccomendations of an indian army chief having served with him in Congo...has experience of Siachen and the LOC as well as murree, rawalpindi and islamabad and has almost assiduously avoided the western border wars...other aspirants had more experience fighting the war on terror...this the second time in a row that Nawaz Sharif has appointed the DG(inspection training and evaluation) as army chief...he probably has more experience of running the militaries schools rather than war...

the chinese juggernaut

the chinese juggernaut
chinese after big and small fish...trying to catch fish in rawal dam...the chinese seem tobe after our electricity production after the purchase of K-Electric...while electricity is cheaper in china it remains tobe seen if the chinese can reduce prices here

the kashmiris

the kashmiris
subjugated under the indian yolk with a weak frightened pakistan looking on the kashmiris have no other option but to fight

internal security

internal security
PMLn they say is not worried about internal security in pakistan but is palpably frightened of Hafiz Saeed frightening india...according to the Dawn's cyril almeida Nawaz Sharif threatened the army to control those who threaten india...hafiz saeed and mullah azhar in thenselves are innocuous beings and can hardly even organize anything to worry india...india has to control its own internal proplems itself and pakistan can not do it for them...this is a cartoon from teh economist depicting the syrian situation which is similar to discussions in pakistans internal security apparatus...which consists of teh direct army and ISI while teh punjab government relies on staged puls muqabila's

karachi--the mohajirs have arrived

karachi--the mohajirs have arrived
altaf hussein given his trouble driven mentality again ordered riots in karachi and issued rash statements worse than achakzai's(perhaps) against the country given his indian driven nature...however farook sattar after consultations in jail said go to hell and took over the mqm in pakistan...usually unable to get together apart from under an altaf photo the mqm wala's agreed that altaf hussein was now history...if he had been brave and come back to face whatever music he would have have been the adored fat leader...but an end has to come and after money laundering, murder and other charges he was no longer the hero but a troubled fat man in england wanting just trouble to sustain himself ...maybe the mohajirs have finally arrived in pakistan...!!! just maybe...known as the uncontrolled troublemakers for decades they might finally have come home to roost..ending their long trek from indian slavery to being upright pakistanis whether sindhis or not...!...poor or rich...!

ethics

ethics
Pakistan armies senior officers have a low sense of propriety and ethics when it comes to land grabbing...why they are trying to grab qayyumabad's amenity plots is beyond understanding...qayumabad's amenity plots seem to have become a truck adda

flag waving

flag waving
flag waving will give us the confidence...pakistanis are so frightened of their lilliputian army failing to defend them that they more and more depend on the propaganda of flags to suggest that they like their country at least for a day...the only people protected in this country are the fauj, politicians,judges and beaurocrats...the rest are at the mercy of terrorists...!u will notice that even teh clock is surrounded by barbed wire...initially only teh american embassy was surrounded by barbed wire...than intelligence offices...now houses and schools too are surrounded by barbed wire...!

the chinese

the chinese
for the pakistanis the chinese were initially revered for providing us MIG-19's but now that they are after our jobs and our power plants many feel unnerved at a future where the chinese will have jobs and the baloch will just be looking on...u will need more than a hello and hi there than...!

bluntly corrupt

bluntly corrupt
The corrupt in pakistan...the thieves, criminals have more bravado, bluntness and can standup to the police , NAB, FIA as compared to the novice Imran Khan...one wonders who is the dupe...Raheel shareef or the people...as the jordanian crown prince said to him..."do u think u can really take on the israeli's or even the indians"...after almost ten years of fighting the fledgling taleban raheel shareef could only smile...!!

muk muka

muk muka
muk muka refers to police corruption...the PPP's zardari and even imran khan have already done their muk muka's with the rurals of raiwind...now coup plotters and article 6 accused too are doing it...is our judiciary really that dumb...maybe Ayyan Ali should have accompanied musharaf...actually he is just gone to get his HBL profits from the agha khan...!will be back after getting his spine repaired...! our doctors are so inept...?

attitude and wrong impressions

attitude and wrong impressions
wrong attitude and wrong impressions...what do u read in afridi's slumped shoulders and subjugated attitude..."u indians are so nice really i can play IPL too"...the army chief also seems tobe saying "if u are with me than go sit with your ministers Nawaz"...?

and in the Us

and in the Us
republicans move towards riots on the streets says the trigger happy trump...

syria...

syria...
god save us from the superpowers and the IS

who is teh problem...!

who is teh problem...!
Nawaz Sharif and General Raheel glowering at each other...both blaming each other for the fiasco in aiding the saudi's...the saudi's almost in dialogue mode with even the Houthis telling the iranians to butt out...

corruption Inc...

corruption Inc...
Corruption Inc....while Nawaz Sharif gets his corruption payments from overseas as do the zardari's he is trying to assure asif zardari to come back...despite his involvements in terrorism and corruption...

the interiors funny side

the interiors funny side
the fledgling minister of interior is a funny character...little power but big on words

trucks

trucks
the new truck

PIA

PIA
PIA now has 1101 employees per plane a high never before experienced...an old PIA employee suggested that they have so many employees that they could fly/handle over a hundred planes..with oil prices down 30% PIA was at last profitable and Nawaz Sharif tried to make a quick buck like musharaf who ran away with the proceeds of PTCL and HBL...! however the employees a well paid and well fed horde said nothing doing...will the country benefit from privatisation we dont think so...the status quo also is no use to the people...so the government told airblue to start bringing on extra planes as the strike worsened...airblue owner is a federal minister and the PPP or mqm would both like the Rangers image hurt...the PIA unions are run by various political groups...!!!

current politics

current politics
pakistans current political policy...the SC, PPP and the army chief think alike...!!!

NSA

NSA
after Nawaz Sharif's pro hindu-houthi-shiite policies unnerved the army they took over the national security advisorship

extreme soceity

extreme soceity
india is an extreme one sided hindu soceity unable to tolerate other religions or even opinions..the modi support group shiv sena blackens a member of the extremist BJP for supporting a book.....india despite having 30% minorities only has a few minority members of parliament and recently also killed a muslim on just the suspicion of eating beef...

problems for the rich in pakistan

problems for the rich in pakistan
The Army and Rangers are trying to contain ethnic terrorism in karachi and taleban/ sectarianism thru financial choking...while seminaries are generally dependent on friday collections,hides,zakat,fitrana and some arab donations the ethnic groups sindhi, mohajir and baloch have a more varied international collection routine...the real terrorists in Fata donot seem to have any monetary problems...private schools and terrorism are the biggest risks that are felt by the rich in pakistan...security guards, bullet proof vehicles and high fees drain some people's reserves...private school fees are so high that nobody from the low-middle income group can even think of them...even the army charges civilians high fees while faujis get thru free in military run institutions...very few top notch students however emerge from the private and army schools as the majority are dependent on poorly run government schools...

the new justice system

the new justice system
the new tarazoo designed by Justice Nasir ul Mulk...in previous era's it was unthinkable ...but in Nawaz Sharifs convoluted mind anything goes

the fauj

the fauj
people seem extraordinarily frightened of anti army comments...most people restrict themselves to "we love the army' apart from the mqm and altaf hussein who hate the army...while most officers are theoretically properly trained they have a love tobe in the administration which frightens mostly politicians...so an anti army statement gets a barrage of criticism...as everyone knows a coup just requires a brigadier to go and takeover the primeministers office and residence...while raheel sharif does not look coup material the way ex faujis talk him up everyone keeps getting alarmed...we might however soon be rid of the mqm riff raff..altaf to go on a hunger strike and their top militant leaders have gone underground...so even if the army takes over there will be a new mqm...at least...!

iran...!

iran...!
the islamic revolution is over...!

what kashmiri's can expect...!

what kashmiri's can expect...!
pakistanis dont expect much as everything in this country is looted by the army, beaurocrats and politicians including free medical treatment...a pakistani can only expect free treatments if he is injured by a terrorists blast or bullet...so the kashmiris who now have to act as mediator rather than victim and get ruled by the BJP cant expect more than the pakistanis'''

Pakistans history...on indian relations

Pakistans history...on indian relations
The 1965 war resulted after the indians reneged on an agreement on kashmir arrived at in the swaran singh-bhutto 1964 talks...some call it teh chenab solution.....others say that the USA told pakistan to occupy as much land as possible...In 1965 a conventional war was possible with pakistan considered to have an edge in teh air over indian gnats/hunters to our sabres and F-104's...however the indians took a lot of territory in sindh and punjab..as yahya khan took over the fighting in kashmir and literally stopped the momentum...pakistan ran out of ammunition in just seventeen days........pakistan occupied important kashmir territory but gave it back at tashkent leading to ayub-bhutto differences which led to teh seperation of east pakistan and initiation of constitutional rule in pakistan..tashkent,simla and later agreements led to teh sidelining of kashmir and institutionalizing indian regional hegemony with no real solutions... which has led to trade being more important than kashmir as pakistani leaders backout of forcefully supporting kashmir...many suggest that the appeasement lobby aims to trade concessions on kashmir for money eventually(joke)..!!...ie if teh PPP economy ever improves...the PPP handling of teh economy has been its worst feature many say...PPP economic measures consist of raising electricity prices every month and saying we are passing thru difficult times...

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Daily PakistanPolitics Feb14-28, 2013


  • Feb28-2013--As is usual for the mqm another volte face or about turn is on teh cards...mqm unable to tolerate its total rejection and might want to be in teh opposition and teh governors house ar teh same time
  • Feb28-2013-Raja Ashraf writes to Chaudhry Nisar to reccomend his probable caretakers...there seems to be a stalemate as noone likes each others reccomendations with teh PPP thinking of asma jehangir and hafeez pasha while teh PMLn wants one of two well known judges with some suggestions as to Mahmud khan achakzai...many say that hafeez pasha could easily become a shaukat aziz... a possible caretaker as well as a possible interim coalition leader in the face of a hung parliament..many put mahmud khan achakzai and one of teh PMLn judges as a possible consensus choice...or it could easily be some unknown beaurocrat...!
  • Feb28-2013-with teh government ending Asif Zardari can easily play upto iran as teh next government will have to deal with sanctions/US although turkey too imports iranian gas and turkmenistan sells gas to iran...however one fails to understand why they did not take this decision five years ago...
  • Feb28-2013-Secretary Defence says military wont interfere in elections...one wonders what huge corp formations in twenty areas will do as they can easily effect some election resuls...while most participants are cool enough to handle minor problems one would like to see what happens if mqm/PPP rig elections in sindh and PMln also does so in punjab...if election results are terribly skewered and people are on teh streets in karachi, peshawar, lahore and islamabad one can easily imagine what could happen...with teh caretakers, ECP and army in control the options will be limited...unless a coalition is quickly formed and put in place...methinks teh army than might not tolerate Kiani generally considered as anti sunni for too long given his just onlooking status during teh past five years with a do nothing government unable to deal with terrorism, economics and power/gas shortages...Kiani has survived despite some serious fiascos and one would have hoped that the PPP had teh sense to replace him before teh elections...anyway teh new governments first decision could be to find a new army chief...!
  • Feb27-2013-PTI internal elections bring up usual political problems of firing and opponent tussles with administration and judiciary interference
  • Feb27-2013-an ASWJ and ST worker shot dead in karachi
  • Feb27-2013-power supply problems continue with teh main reason being falling hydel generation which is lowest in winter...with oil supply and payment problems and teh governments inability to cover for falling hydel power thru thermal or other means the power supply organizations would theoretically have to shut down half of pakistan to as they say strike even...maintain a balance between supplies and demand...
  • Feb27-2013-pakistan has to stop dealing with people thru military operations based on information from questionable sources or u might say sectarian/ethnic opponents...teh situation wherever military operations have been conducted never stabilizes and killings continue whether it be karachi, fata or balochistan...basic police work in nabbing culprits without the political, ethnic or sectarian angles have to be developed...propagating sectarianism and ethnicism of any sort also is counter productive...no sect is based on realistic interpretations since teh early days of islam
  • Feb27-2013-Mandivalla the new finance minister says falling foreign exchange reserves wont stop him spending whether teh country goes bust or not
  • Feb27-2013-policeman protecting polio team shot dead near mardan
  • Feb27-2013-Chuck Hagel who is fighting for senate confirmation is no douche...he is quite aware that teh indians finance trouble in pakistan whether it be killings in karachi or terrorism from teh tribal areas or afghan border...as far as pakistan is concerned india is just trouble...they never stop trying to destabilize pakistan one way or teh other
  • Feb27-2013-PPP policies which they say are for teh next five years have as usual nothing for the people...it is teh end of the year and their government but they continue announcing policies for the next government...?Nawaz Sharif moves into an NPP-PMLf alliance in sindh...earlier he had announced cooperation with sindhi nationalists
  • Feb26-2013-another maulvi shot dead in karachi...this one from teh JUI-f...maulvis or religious clergy have suffered under teh dual militant nature of qaim al shah, altaf hussein and rehman malik...who are all accused of running death squads in karachi against political or religious opponents...
  • Feb26-2013-one killed in a blast in bara fort...ANP loses an mna and an mpa to the PPP and JUIf from kohat and karak
  • Feb26-2013-ECP says tahirul qadri cant hold party position due to dual nationality...what about altaf hussein many ask who apparently is only an english national...and still runs teh mqm and karachi...?
  • Feb26-2013-PPP allows the US to build an army base near karachi to monitor teh countries coastline for smuggling...big joke or PPP unwary of strategic consequences...!earlier they handed over Gwadar to a chinese company...!!
  • Feb26-2013-with the ANP trying to cling to the PPP the JUI-f fell back upon teh PMLn as teh situation gets complicated with the nasty shiite-sunni and ethnic rivalries...The shiite dominated PPP and the sort of JI supported PTI wary of AWSJ and MWM's rising sectarian support across teh country....many feel that teh PPP's shiite base in sindh is a basic cause of their doing nothing about attacks on teh AWSJ in karachi and probably teh reverse is true in balochistan..Imran Khan accuses Nawaz Sharif of being supported by teh sunni ASWJ...ASWJ not accused of terrorism but inits previous incarnation as teh SSP was involved in a sunni-shiite war ...The MWM is now apparenly teh PPP's shiite front...it says it will support 100 candidates in shiite areas...shiites dominate many areas by playing both sides
  • Feb26-2013-another blast at another dargah in larkana-shikarpur area...one dies
  • Feb26-2013-Repeated cascading faults in the power system show that area faults cannot be contained manually despite knowledge and technology...many feel that teh countries power system needs tobe broken down into segments that are more easily manageable...power station faults should entail that their area of distribution also be isolated automatically... Power breakdown sorted out by monday evening with 30% of the country still without power in sindh and balochistan...In rawalpindi teh disenfranchised areas remained without power allday...power restored at around 4am on monday with frequent shutdowns into teh night..many feel that frequent changes in management and operations personnel at load despatch centers might be teh culprit...
  • Feb25-2013--At least seven militants killed in miltary bombing of kukikhel areas of Tirah
  • Feb25-2013--two men shot dead by FC in qillla abdullah area shootout
  • Feb25-2013--six labourers shot dead near Pasni by motor cycle riding gunmen
  • Feb25-2013--countrywide power breakdown caused by Uchh power station going down...
  • Feb24-2013--PPP mpa in sindh resigns and joins PMLf...ASWJ man shot dead in karachi..as ANP ready to rejoin government in sindh while ANP's student leader is shot dead in karachi
  • Feb24-2013--50 LJ men detained in punjab..ASWJ strike observed in quetta as ASWJ rally fired upon by possible shiite gunmen...
  • Feb23-2013--Syed Pervez musharafuddin teh runaway former army chief refuses to appear before teh Lal Masjid commission which theoretically has to determine how many died in the army assault on teh mosque...
  • Feb23-2013--In sindh mqm nominates sardar ahmed for opposition leader as ANP and JUI-f inch closer in nwfp as usual...!
  • Feb23-2013--Another seven shot dead in karachi including two associated with the ASWJ...as sectarian tension mounted in interior sindh...In quetta ASWJ ended a sitin after FC personnel were nominated in the killing of two ASWJ men...In punjab LJ leader malik ishaq arrested who was supposedly behind the sri lankan cricket team attack..he has been in jail for 14 years and is from rahimyar khan..
  • Feb22-2013--my islam(semi shiite) is more appropriate says asif zardari opposing teh terrorists's islam...as sindh governor again runs away...!
  • Feb22-2013--bomb blast in peshawar phone market kills one
  • Feb22-2013--In a freak accident teh ASF chief of nawabshah airport dies at sukkur airport after being hit by a PIA training planes propellers...which he was using illegally for personal transportation
  • Feb22-2013--The Sindh assembly controversially cancelled their own LG bill as teh mqm walked out...
  • Feb22-2013--Pakistan Army in an unnecessary statement says that it has no links with teh LJ...reports suggest that they have links to Malik Ishaq and Usman Saifullah Kurd...while they started the problem by hanging its first leader...Riaz Basra also reportedly was able to easily get in and out of police stations...all this after teh quetta police reportly arrested numerous ASWJ workers who are reportedly opposed by shiite groups...The ASWJ's present leader says teh LJ has nothing todo with Jhang which is a peaceful area...lashkar e jhangvi derives its name not from jhang but its first leader who was hanged for killing an iranian consul...The ASWJ says that they vote for all political parties as it was reported that they vote for PPP leaders like kaira and dasti...The report suggests that teh army consulted malik ishaq during the attack on teh GHQ and Usman Kurd escaped from quetta cantonement....!
  • Feb22-2013--Intelligence reports suggest that teh CJ is just a blabber mouth unable to admit that he, teh government or the police and army cant provide security for teh pakistani populace...many would probably be happy if he is appointed teh quetta chief of police...since he thinks he can handle everything...!many say teh army , judiciary and government are unable to understand their main roles and are inadequate as real solution providers of teh state
  • Feb22-2013--A US report says that teh CIA runs a 3000 man paramilitary force in teh pakistani state of Fata...which many say is something close to a mix of teh ANP, mqm with the ISI thrown in as pepper and salt.....And... teh pakistani military is so frightened of drones that whenever they want to flyover teh pakistanis run like hell or as teh report says that the pakistan army clears the airspace for the drones...apart from a few al qaeda men most of those killed by teh US drones are said tobe ordinary tribals
  • Feb21-2013--remote controlled landmine blasts kill dargah hussain abad custodian's son near jacobabad
  • Feb21-2013--Chaudhry Nisar blows up in national assembly at ECP letter asking for his F.Sc./matric documents saying he did his A and O levels...present set of politicians known for their "by hook or crook" attitude worried as Election Commission getting serious in implementing conditions for electoral candidacies...!
  • Feb21-2013--mass burial of quetta blasts hazara and afghan refugees takes place...kaira says operation launched against LJ...military option available to provincial government...rehman malik and ISI say it is not our fault...ISI says it reported movement of explosives but no exact information was supplied...PPP and military governments fighting against anti shiite LJ since zia ul haq times...altaf hussein critisizes MWM as he fears fragmentation of his shiite mohajirs...wants fiqha jafria alliance of top shiite leaders in karachi...MWM has generally been able to establish a countrywide presence but karachi based shiite leaders who are also in a fight with the ASWJ seem worried at teh upstarts who also seem to have trained in subersive activities in afghanistan..many say ISO also terrorism inclined...many feel that blocking key road junctions thus paralysing cities like karachi and lahore is worse than other terrorist activities...
  • Feb20-2013--The Election commission makes it tougher for candidates for the national assembly and provincial assemblies by making tax returns for three years mandatory...details of children studying abroad...details of agricultural property, houses and locations and tax records as well as citizenship matters and details of their spouses...teh law states that even if a candidate or spouse has had a loan written off the candidate stands disqualified...In a general sense politicians all over teh country have been getting extremely rich and have been unable to understand teh problems of teh people...
  • Feb20-2013--The countries failed finance minister abdul hafeez shaikh resigns...his IMF regimen was of no use at all as teh country despite record revenues and remmittances was unable to solve even basic issues...a military stooge and former privatisation minister he was unable to create or manage any realistic economic program in any area and teh country is at teh same stage as it was five years ago with falling reserves, load sheddings in electricity and gas and an aura of bad management and poor economic sense pervades the PPP...dawn suggests that he is teh joint candidate of teh mqm and PPP being obviously a sindhi for caretaker primeminister...many regard it as difficult for teh PMLn to accept a person whose policies have been so anti punjab...PPP appoints another sindhi Saleem H. Mandlivala as stop gap finance minister...
  • Feb20-2013--the shiites who have been creating traffic problems rather than demonstrating in lahore,karachi and rawalpindi seem more amenable to a solution(burying teh dead) in quetta as FC carried out a raid to kill four supposed perpretrators of teh Alamdar blast in Killi qambrani and arresting seven a quetta suburb...kaira says army and FC to continue target operations which are generally opposed by teh baloch...however army and PPP regime say teh situation is not so bad that teh army should be called out...army usually provides security for shiite processions in major cities but government and army unable to stop sectarian killings from both sides...police arrested many workers of teh ASWJ and a provincial leader from another locality Killi badini..The Sc and the national assembly seemingly blame teh hapless intelligence agencies who are usually following politicians around rather than collecting information on terrroists or troublemakers...
  • Feb19-2013--a PTI man...Jehanzaib Khichki won the by elections in PP_239 vehari-8...the result shows that the PTI can win in a three way race...
  • Feb19-2013--a shiite eye surgeon and his son were shot dead near Fc college while going to aitcheson college in lahore...in karachi four ASWJ men were shot dead...two target killers shot dead in Hub...while teh bodies of two baloch from turbat found in surjani town, karachi
  • Feb19-2013--government continuously telling people they are getting subsidy on electricity when there is no such thing...domestic users payup to Rs15 per unit which is used to subsidize other sectors when distribution company costs are Rs8...there are no direct subsidies to teh distribution companies...which have concentrated on improving distribution infrastructure...however teh high costs force even government deptts not to pay teh bills, with teh domestic users being solely targeted as they are denied gas and have to suffer load sheddings as well..In 1982 teh cost of electricity was Rs1 and there was no load shedding...Than the military took over wapda and stopped setting up new power stations...as usage increased load shedding began and lasted for a decade before the high cost IPP's solved the supply problems...however after another military takeover the setting up of power plants again suffered and load shedding has been going on for the last seven years with no letup...government kept increasing prices abut demand did not drop...governments attempts at reducing production to meet costs as well as load shedding and price hikes did not solve the problem...after five years of PPP rule the problem is still there with no hopes of resolution until supposedly 2020...government kept urging saving electricity but that is not possible as electricity is a basic need...high costs, riots, load shedding and mismanagement persisted...the supply side problem has not been alleviated in any way...coal was touted as a savior but no coal power plants were setup...RPP's did not help...The government did not heed the priorities...the government will have to reduce military, debt servicing and provincial allocations substantially and allocate all possible resources to overcome the supply problem and than find a way to keep electricity costs and distribution problems in check...people have to suffer electricity load shedding even in winter now as the government pampers the rich ,agricultural, industrial and commercial consumers...with the duplication of industries in provinces the government can reduce load shedding by shutting down unnecessary industries and stopping development of plaza's, residential housing and new industries unless there is surplus power...setting up of new power plants in the solar, wind and coal domain have tobe rushed as hydel power stations take too long to complete...at the moment there is no major hydel scheme in the offing barring one in AJK and smaller ones in KP which are not expected to fill the gap but could reduce some of the costs...With wapda out of the equation the government must create a new organization that attempts to fill the supply gaps urgently...the government has a lack of understanding about hydel..ie..it is almost useless in winter...shifting of focus to organizations in the political and bureaucratic mess at the center furthers problems rather than solves any..reforms have only worsened the situation...one organization should be given the task of building, pricing and allocating supplies to different sectors...cities, plaza's,commercial offices,provinces, industries and residential estates should be encouraged to setup their own power plants and use them...if coal is desirable and usable than increase coal production first...there is no point in saying that there are large reserves of coal in the ground...even the steel mills despite being in sindh still imports coal...!
  • Feb19-2013--two suicide bombers blew up at the Khyber agencies political agents office killing four security persons and two others
  • Feb19-2013--In what literally amounts to a pathetic loss of ability and courage the government literally handed over the Gwadar port considered an element to raise pride amongst balochis to a Chinese concern...The Chinese to build a road to ratodero in sindh and increase the berths to twenty...the port has not been used much and the Chinese could increase traffic even though it is a long way to the Chinese border...earlier it was supposed to bring in afghan traffic but they have stayed put at Karachi...Easing of the situation in Afghanistan and developing transportation could increase utilization...
  • Feb19-2013--Shiite protests left cities like Rawalpindi stuck as they caused traffic jams between Rawalpindi and Islamabad..in Karachi protests took place at four places but were later reduced to three in a city wide closure...two IED blasts went off harmlessly as train and air services were stopped...In quetta Shiites refused to bury their dead according to religious traditions forcing the government to consider military rule for quetta...the hazaras argued for target killings which have not solved problems in Karachi although it is generally considered that they reduce large attacks to the tit for tat variety...The Baluchistan government seemed uncertain on what to do as they could very easily bring in troops to guard the hazara areas until there is a resolution of the problem...The LJ came in for all the criticism as Imran khan added his voice to teh fray...many feel that the feeble governance in Baluchistan already dominated by the corp commander and the FC needs a major change in attitude...which could be solved by the arrest of the known LJ leaders which are not regarded as a very large number...troops and tanks could be easily called out as that is usually done in times of extreme strife...many think that more money could probably be a help in reaching a solution...the government in pakistan known to use monetary compensation to aid in problematic situations...Shiites should also be urged to live with the area ethnic and religious groups which can reduce animosities...obviously there is no way to approach teh LJ and TTP to stop such activities until the tribal war ends...government should deemphasis sectarianism which was foisted on us by the zia ul haq government in the early eighties by measures such as teh discriminatory zakat bill...ever since teh extremists amongst shiites and sunnis have been going at each other...the shiites believe in mourning for teh victims of karbala on the streets, majalis and television which is generally/forcibly tolerated by teh sunnis who believe that death is ordained by allah and humans can do nothing about it and that we can only pray for teh dead and departed...teh conflicts generated by teh zakat bill and anti shiite activities by the SSP, LJ and teh hanging of teh LJ leader have persevered in teh violent sphere...earlier sunni and shiite organizations such as the SSP, TNFP and SM which were fighting it out were banned although they have reemerged under other names...The government could consider banning all sectarian outfits shiite and sunni...!
  • Feb18-2013--as political violence continues to plague teh country a strike was observed in quetta with another planned in karachi today...eight people shot dead in karachi as several buses were set on fire
  • Feb18-2013--PMLf which too had stepped down from teh PPP coalition in sindh challenges teh mqm to really join the opposition and ask their governor to quit and support nusrat sehar abbasi as the opposition leader..The mqm known for changing their mind on even mild urging on a day to day basis and are generally regarded as the ISI's karachi card although their troublemaking power has been reduced/made ineffective by teh other ISI kingmakers teh PMlq...
  • Feb18-2013--Deaths in quetta blast rise to 84 with 20 more unidentified or in bad shape...
  • Feb18-2013--The PPP has alienated almost everybody at this stage and apparently only invited mahmud achakzai to a mahmood abbas dinner...The dawn suggests that the PPP might be wooing him for the caretaker position...however others see the PPP turning turtle in balochistan after having lost the Sarwan chieftain and could be attempting to siphon off teh pukhtun vote in balochistan which is generally pro JUI-f...The PPP support base of the hazara's and teh raisani tribe in balochistan have been battered into submission...mahmud achakzai should be wary of teh PPP...his father had been killed during teh ZAB rule and ZAB had blamed zia ul haq...
  • Feb17-2013--Lt General shahid aziz(R) who alongwith a few other generals who were regarded as teh strongmen of teh musharaf coup regards military coverups as teh main cause of teh militaries weaknesses...at teh launching of his book...however given his key appointments which he held in the musharaf era alongwith teh position of NAB chairman after retirement he can be regarded as one of the blue eyed and thus his observations can be considered more or less duplicity...many regard the pakistan armed forces as living on extensive propaganda without regard to the reality that they are a military force so weak that they can hardly takeon anyone in teh region...in fact they have never used their F-16's against anyone but their own people...their lack of ability to attack and takeover even a region inside pakistan shows that they are weak mentally and not tough even strategically...many feel that they should have taken over a slice of afghanistan which would have brought the fight in afghanistan to a close much earlier...While they were able to build up a military warlord presence in afghanistan during teh Russian occupation that ability has been run down during US occupation...they have also been unable to create a local fighting force capable of taking on teh indian's in occupied kashmir...
  • Feb17-2013--Kaira attacks PMLn again but who listens...if teh PPP cannot explain what it did with 15 trillion than what does 97 billion matter...teh PPP does not understand that the PMLn has more stature than them in punjab despite their overpriced MBS and even the failing chinese volvo buses...if teh MBS was so bad or unnecessary than why did they suddenly announce a train shuttle from shahdara to kot lakhpat...or gas to 1000 of Kaira's village's when there is no gas available...i dont think even shahbaz sharif can think of distributing free plots of land at teh cost of billions given teh high cost of land...in sindh and karachi?...nobody in punjab is against sasti roti's or even distribution of laptops and UPS's amongst some students...promoting teh cream amongst students is necessary to keep up teh morale of hardworking students although danish schools donot ring many bells due to teh multitude of educational opportunities...in fact universities should encourage the acquisition of laptops by all students by making available low priced or second hand computers...why did kaira and company not focus on teh issues for five years and just kept hiking prices...!
  • Feb17-2013--In another attempt to confuse teh situation and secure PPP's votebank in sindh or neutralize teh Pir Pagaro factor the mqm as it has done before in all past elections again dropped out of government but did not ask its governor to resign...This leaves the way open for them tobe appointed leader of the opposition and in theory get their own man as a caretaker in sindh...In sindh which is reknowned for its political skullduggery being in government is still important to win elections...
  • Feb17-2013--In what could be termed another PPP failure a huge suicide blast levelled an area in hazara town, Quetta killing 67...LJ claimed responsibility...while they are supposedly a small baloch group the LJ which originally was a seraiki group has a few high profile members who have not been located or arrested by teh police...police inefficiencies have been a hallmark of PPP rule and many point to the PPP's refusal to give up government at teh appropriate time as one of teh causes...some political parties can be expected to reduce terrorism due to their attitudes and deeper political involvement in teh country...The PPP has adopted a facile approach to teh countries problems and has been unable to resolve them...many point to teh lack of understanding of democracy among teh PPP's wadera's...u can also almost be certain that rehman malik will issue an anti LJ statement and than forget all about doing anything else...In a police/military state such as pakistan it should not be extremely difficult to find at least teh organisers of teh group which can lead to a direct reduction in such incidents... The PPP has become intertwined with such groups that are theoretically extremist but have a popular following which has been teh cause of PPP's indeterminate attitude in handling issues related to terrorism...meaning that teh PPP shifts from sect to sect and is thus unable to handle anyone giving such freedoms to terrorists that are considered otherwise unimaginable...
  • Feb16-2013--In an incident which has uncertain political overtones elite force commandos raided a house in New Town police area, Rawalpindi and killed two brothers while a police commando was also shot dead..a third brother is an ex nazim
  • Feb16-2013--The balochistan counsel tells teh SC that teh media does not recogize teh militaries righteousness in handling teh balochistan situation...many aspects of military and paramilitary activities in balochistan are not considered praiseworthy...teh counsel said that there were over a 100 militant camps in balochistan that the military had been unable to clear due to in house rivalry...The Bugti political camp said that nogo areas must be dismantled...displaced persons allowed to return and electoral rolls upgraded..
  • Feb16-2013--The LHC which is running a friendly contempt case against Asif Zardari for running political activities of one political grouping when he should be acting only as a president which is generally an apolitical position in governance...The LHC now thinks that partisan politics even outside teh presidency is condemnable...The governments lawyer is attempting to fool teh LHC by suggesting that he is not acting as the head of one political party...
  • Feb16-2013--TTP terms teh APC an ANP election stunt...many feel that a number of terrorist incidents might involve political parties which do such things to gain sympathy especially when they stumble...KP like punjab has major political groups who can challenge each other
  • Feb16-2013--In a major defection nine PPP legislators joined teh PMLn as also two PMLq mna's...Nawaz Sharif addresses big political rally in teh ppp's hometown of Naudero in sindh...many feel that sindh should be getting tired of teh directionless pro mqm PPP and a coalition which is supposedly in teh offing could make inroads into teh PPP areas of influence as could teh mqm...The mqm protested the disposal of charges against the PPP's lyari aman committee which it regaeds as a rival...The mqm has had no problem with the cold storage of its own cases of criminal political activities...
  • Feb15-2013--mutton prices surge to Rs600 a kilo with beef keeping pace at Rs380
  • Feb15-2013--while teh politicians tried to move towards negotiations in dealing with terrorism which they have rejected as a possible mechanism for five years... 21 were killed in the bannu, hangu and orakzai areas in several suicide attacks...11 killed in hangu as a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle into a security post...a number of people still buried under the rubble...five suicide bombers and one civilian were killed in an attack on a bannu police post while a karak police post was damaged in another attack...four tribesmen killed in roadside explosions in orakzai...
  • Feb15-2013--The APC on terrorism failed to produce any good result while teh ruling politicians succeeded in blaming teh entire country for it...many regard terrorism as teh pathetic inability of teh government and army to handle such situations.. The obviously bad policies of the government in teh foreign/economic arena make it even harder for teh public to accept such atrocious failures of governance...many regard most of teh terrorism tobe reactions to drone attacks, military operations and the lal masjid invasion...many also point to the intransigence of teh army, ISI and government to deal with drone attacks and implement agreements...The governments pathetic appointments in key areas such as teh interior ministry and refusal to replace teh army chief are also listed by many as the causes...contributing factors are listed as the literally death squads running amuck around teh country mostly attributed to ethnic and sectarian warfare with many regarding teh government and its party as one of many participants apart from karachi's ethnic desperados...
  • Feb14-2013--In one of teh biggest scandals to hit the country teh corruption tainted PPP president of pakistan Asif Zardari accused by Transparency International of accepting a 200 canal house from Bahria town in Lahore earlier implicated in underhand payments to arsalan iftikhar teh supreme court chief justices son...rumours initiated by imran khan had earlier suggested that teh army chief general kiani had been teh expected recipient from bahria town however payments made by arsalan iftikhar apparently got the supposed bullet proof gift shifted to asif zardari/bilawal zardari..It places literally teh countries entire establishment in teh corruption spotlight...Transparency International suggested that since such gifts are illegal it be handed over to teh state...many suggest that given asif zardaris poor intellect he might think that like politics corruption is also acceptable outside teh presidency...!!
  • Feb14-2013--KP's controversial governor Shaukatulah jokes that his performance as minister of state probably got him the governorship...he suggests that whether he is enrolled in KP as a voter does not make any difference as a Fata resident also must have a right to the position
  • Feb14-2013--The Sc rejects qadri petition to reform teh election commission...Qadri blew up at Sc allegations that he was a servant or owed allegiance to teh british queen...showing a picture in which teh chief justice is shown taking an oath from teh martial law coup plotter syed pervez musharafuddin which he regarded as a more heinous and criminal act...The SC warned him that he could face contempt for such allegations...Qadri retaliated that such questions asked by teh SC are a mockery of teh judiciary and saying that there is no bar on a dual national coming to teh court......The decision has impaired teh courts known attempt to appear altruistic and a simple judgement that teh ECP was properly formed would have sufficed...
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the earthquake

the earthquake
the earthquake jolts in punjab were severe but the damge was mostly in the KP hilly areas...a water tank was shifted from its moorings in peshawar but did not fall...

the monument

the monument
The army as everyone knows has more money to spend and is quick to serve its own interests...the APS monument in Rawalpindi's Ayub Park is incongruous and does not seem to serve the remembrance of one of the worst terrorist incidents in the countries history

the army image..

the army image..
the armies image...songs, drama's and films by teh ISPR... remembering December 16, 1971 and the current sindhi viewpoint of the Rangers... who have been a cause of the decline in politically motivated disturbances in karachi which the provincial government had been unable to handle for over a decade...

do u need this

do u need this
do u need this...the iSI and ISPR wont back down...!the campaign folders...u cannot move on and hang onto the old brass...!

an actor or cricketer

an actor or cricketer
pakistani cricketer ahmed shehzad learning to fly...!

the contest is not so straight

the contest is not so straight
the contest between the military and the terrorists is not so straight...both like different aspects...the army likes the martyr effect...trying to buildup a courageous image of the at best innocent victims while the terrorist likes the immediate effect the terror, fright and destruction...obviously in the end one side has to win and the phsycological warfare reaches its climax with the action and later reactions...

nawaz sharif's inability

nawaz sharif's inability
what pakistan has inits future...in two years loadshedding has not changed an iota...so what is in the works that will end load shedding...coal power plants and nuclear plants have not even gotten off the ground...cheap petroleum products has not solved it...even if neelum jhelum is completed will it make a difference...hardly ...!

Iftar

Iftar
iftar at an islamabad brick kiln

flash flood rains

flash flood rains
rains overflow on the peshawar outskirts as 30 more die in a kohistan landslide...

cpec

cpec
in trying tobe anti punjabi and get gas for the western route or the pukhtun corridor...!trying tobe a mixof imran khan and asfandyar...!

electricity where art thou...!

electricity where art thou...!
electricity...electricity...where art thou...upto the PPP era there was usually no loadshedding when the dams were full...now in the Nawaz Sharif era the dams are full, petroleum prices are down but still load shedding continues...what utter system failure...

the ex army chief...

the ex army chief...
the ex army chief...!...not interested in a coup or extensions...!

na125

na125
NA-125 ... waiting for NA-122 now...the judges will have too straighten out the PTI perception that irregularities are not Dhandli...!

military corruption

military corruption
the yellow sportscar of military corruption...dont mistake the car for a military boot......while military corruption at the grassroots maybe impossible to visualize the top controlled army has revealed a list of senior generals involved in corruption...two karachi and lahore corp commanders and two former baloch FC chiefs...the yellow sportscar is a symbol how the army has misconstrued corruption, honesty and bravado mixed with dictatorial super powers of senior officers who are rarely challenged..many joke that if the yellow sportscar had been delivered to its rightful owner the army chief than who would ever have been able to question an FC chief...!how the military extorts or usurps land for its purposes is nade clear by the shenanigans of hammad arshad and two kayani brigadiers...

terrorists or dakoos

terrorists or dakoos
army and SSG called in to fight the chotoo terrorist gang...!!!after scouring punjab looking for the herds of terrorists the police and army finally find a desertified island in rajanpur where the chotoo gang has them terrified...while telling the french that they want to modernize JF-17's for a terror fight...for which an attack helicopter is supposedly more than enough...!

a new coas

a new coas
with raheel shareef breathing down his neck will there be a new coas...!or will raheel shareef be able to frighten nawaz sharif into retaining him...the frontrunner is regarded as Lt.Gen Ramday number three in the picture...but the other three are equally competent with the no nonsense Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem equally considered ...but many say his brusque bluntness may have frightened Nawaz Sharif...the other two Hayat and Bajwa are also just as trustworthy...with hayat having almost two serving Lt.General siblings and a father who was a major general...uptill now it was Nawaz Sharif's decision but now many think Raheel Shareef might want to keep the job...!

some fun

some fun
hit and run but not many fireworks

lansdgrabbing and bombing fata and foreign trips

lansdgrabbing and bombing fata and foreign trips
some of the favorite pastimes of the army chief seen tobe grabbing land of the poor in karachi and lahore...bombing runs on Fata...and foreign trips...regular once, twice or thrice a month...!some say he also spends ISI funds on himself and even goes to personally buy Semtex...!!

duplicity of the pMLn

duplicity of the pMLn
Lal haveli blocked by numerous containers

katchi abadi's

katchi abadi's
ialamabad has a particular affinity to katchi abadi's especially for christians, pukhtuns and afghans...The one in I-11 has almost 854 families and 8000 imigres...afghans, christian women,dillapidated punjabi's u name it...The CDA wants to clear them out...sending them back home is difficult and buldozers dont work in the face of mass opposition...?

iftikhar chaudhry

iftikhar chaudhry
the government must have withdrawn his bomb proof vehicle...as he now wants to enter politics...the country has already suffered under his judicial rule...the arsalan extortion would probably quadruple to the zardari levels...!

lahore flooding

lahore flooding
floods in many lahore areas are a new phenomenon resulting from teh haphazard shahbaz sharif development policies

the metro

the metro
the rains and the metro...roofs and bridges leaking all over the place...

weather weather

weather weather
the dawn image shows the variation of hot weather all over teh country...while it would be difficult to control electricity supply based on the weather the variation between hot and cold is astounding...

pakistan...

pakistan...
tears have tobe mended...accept diversity and learn that religion can not teach u anything...if u allow everything... all religions and all sects than there will always be conflict because humans will always find a way to increase conflict one way or the other...to control sects have tobe eliminated...india is not a secular state it is a hindu country and conflicts between the hindu and other religions are numerous...even the primeminister fights muslims and other religions...the control there is just the terrorizing nature and overwhelming numerous hindus...pakistan cannot create something new everyday...one system must be created and followed ..the quaid only said that everyone is free to go to their religious places but he did not mention sects and did not say that religions were free to taunt each other and run rampant unbridled in whatever direction...religions must be restricted to mosques, temples and the home...the streets must be free for everybody...!!!

metro

metro
inaugurating the rawalpindi metro...the ticket collector, the karyana merchant and the drugs(ecstacy )smuggler

how to protest

how to protest
the police and teh lawyers who are supposed to maintain law and order dont know how to protest and what the level of violence should be or is it even necessary...everybody dies but when they are killed by police they go crazy

cricket security

cricket security
the last cricket match that i went to they would not allow my camera or sandwiches...so things have only changed in some ways...the zimbabweans had better remember not to sit on the kerb side of the bus...the terrorists here have no rhyme or reason for their attacks...although they usually donot repeat an attack...!

power crisis

power crisis
is he chasing power the actual sort if shahbaz sharif faulters in the PAT riots case...! coal will only come online in three-four years and the country will need at least 10000MW for any real change to occur...Khawaja Asif has ridden the storm hiding behind his minister of state...not even able to replace the stealing Pesco chief he has blamed the extremely hot weather for the problems this year in the power sector...rains do help but to an extent...

the situations

the situations
the government attempting another north waziristan cleanup...asfandyar wali wants a straight line corridor...really it will not make any difference if it is connected to Ratodero or multan since a sindh to hasanabdal corridor already exists...the brave Rangers arrest a kid in karachi....zulfikar mirza forgets his sindhi cap...and information minister called a non muslim for calling seminaries a centers of illiteracy...

tooti bhajji hakumat

tooti bhajji hakumat
The PMLn in punjab can at best be described as a tooti bhajji hakumat especially in the context of the rawalpindi metro which does not seem nearing completion...in between the nawaz sharif turkish company started a garbage collection system...they placed wheeled garbage bins all over the place... however the quality of the bins probably the workmanship of the ittefaq foundry was so bad that the bins disappeared overnight while those left behind had broken wheels and dents and were usually lying around on their sides...

the daily war on terror

the daily war on terror
the 2014 year of terror...the politicians never ending trailer war...the system in pakistan is just terror prone...a new army chief justice has taken over...he will hold military trials inside military garrisons...elsewhere the double barrelled shotgun rules ...the gun of choice for security guards...barbed wires and bomb protection for schools...the daily police and ranger raids and FC shootouts...military bombings in fata and the bomb blasts and shootouts...and the winner...army trials and hangings...god save all pakistani's...

anti democracy

anti democracy
anti sunnis lineed up against teh sunnis...in an anti democracy dictatorship opposition and allies change daily...

The PMLn control withers...

The PMLn control withers...
Al Capone...By all accounts the PMLn has conceded defeat in lahore and one can only imagine what will happen on the 18th... with a government that wont implement even minimum law and order measures against a politician(?) gone haywire in his quest for power...if the country is shutdown on the 18th than can Nawaz Sharif survive in power...?

aspiring tobe a revolutionary...?

aspiring tobe a revolutionary...?
rejected as a revolutionary because he repeated the stuff others had already tried...this country has already seen crazies and coupplotters who wanted to set things right but who eventually returned to the status quo ..the country has seen reforms, constitutions, martial laws, provisional constitutions,revolutions, harsh crackdowns of various shapes but still was left with the same set of crooked politicians...tobe a revolutionary u really cannot be a mullah and have the establishment's candidate tagging along...u have tobe unchallenged and be able to subdue everyone into silence...u have also need of new ideas, methods and obviously a way to topple a government and dominate the army and beaurocracy as well as teh populace...just beating up the already subdued/subjugated police does not look very revolutionary anymore and shouting speeches are really old hat...nobody was frightened and the army said we have already done all that several times already...!...back to canada it is for the failed revolutionary...

the estranged privaticos

the estranged privaticos
Nawaz sharifs privatisation commission which the photo shows are worried and holding divergent views about the strange privatisations including that of OGDCL shares...a company with over a billion dollars in profits they call offloading...youth loans which seem inherently unpopular can now be gauranteed by a grade 15 government employee...gaurantors dont want the FIA running after them as the youth will in all probability be unable to return the amounts in todays climate...apparently the judges can still pull the rug from under Nawaz Sharifs feet...

military despots

military despots
a Newsline cover in early september depicting the hopeful occupiers of constitution avenue... the two supposed military despots who would hang and jail most politicians left, right and center with corruption trials and confiscations of property,pajeros and palaces...it was not to be as their military sponsors backed out...they would have made the old tinpot dictators look like timid men...!!!

croissants...

croissants...
the dharna they say has given Nawaz Sharif such a headache that he has shifted from nihari-paye to an eggs and croissant breakfast...how will a lahorya be able to tolerate that...however eid has ruined some aspects of the dharna's with some empty tents and Imran khan also looking for qurbani skins..his Shaukat khanum ad says" qurbani for allah but skins for SKMT"...the skins are pretty expensive and used to make even more expensive jackets and shoes although the mqm and the edhi foundation also get skins from their workers and liberals who avoid religious based charities who usually take the most...

beneficial tobe in government

beneficial tobe in government
it is still beneficial tobe in government...shah mahmood qureshi has ten illegal electricity connections in one house in multan...nawaz sharif in one go has gotten rid of twenty year old references...dawn sees the dharnas as an unguided missile they dont know where they are going and change direction everyday...and Go Nawaz Go is plastered on islmabad traffic and lane signs...it has also been heard in national assembly committee and several government functions in lahore...Imran Khn apparently thinks that the containerstop(dharna) is just the last stop before they jump into government...!

the situation..

the situation..
blasts, metro and a huge PTI rally in lahore...Imran Khan goes for rallies but does not want to end the dharna which has outlived its utility...Nawaz Sharif seen as defensive behind the barriers says he is still working while others see his government as unable to handle things...Bomb blasts have resumed while karachis burn and kill politics continues despite an year long operation in which the Rangers say they targeted everyone...the most effected were religious groups, criminals and the lyari groups...mqm says its 45 were killed but they still have their firepower intact say others...so the situation is now almost similar to PPP rule...a government seen as ineffective, bomb blasts and a resurgent PTI threatening to have the primeminister removed thru the SC...does the primeminister have enough immunity...things could turn out differently with the 2013 elections being hounded into the ground...Dawn suggests that a south punjab diversion thru parliaments could be the way out...but it is difficult for the punjab when everyone rejects a mohajir sooba and a hazara sooba...

all but over...

all but over...
its all but over...even if an election is held in three or six months the huge support of PMLn not expected to shift to PTI-qadri...their meanness is too dangerous for their elite...the dhandli was but a ruse...with the floods and mean and nasty natures of imran khan and tahir ul qadri containergate is all but over...it is just left for them to decide when to paddle back to lahore...the floods were devastating but while the nasty containers wiped the smiles off the faces of the lohars of jati umra they were satisfied to a certain extent that they could not fool the SC and the corp commanders...it is just a hyde park for imran khan he can make as many speeches he likes and when his throat starts to wither he can head home like javed hashmi...

half in half out

half in half out
half in half out...there is really nothing to smile about...while qadri who here looks like Modi here has got what he wants Imran Khan lacking political sense does not know what todo...everyone else says go home we will manage it...imran khan only knows how to play tough cop and is unaware that u sometimes have to throw matches just to achieve an end...both seem to have behind the scenes conspirators who are not worried by what they do or achieve or the trouble and damage they do to themselves and the country

the mediator

the mediator
The National Assembly which has failed to represent the people under attack by two clonelike formations with no interest inits survival...further damage has been done by bringing in the army chief as a final mediator...a coup in but name...!..earlier reports that the army might be behind the street demos...earlier even Qadri was making claims that he was here to defend Nawaz Sharif otherwise there would be a coup...PMLn had made attempts earlier to draw in the army chief...however the utter failure to reach a decision has increased the army chiefs strength...it is yet tobe seen what leverage he has on the two attackers...

degs and sidekicks

degs and sidekicks
degs,sidekicks, sideattractions,mediators, cricket analogies, power arbitrators and a dumb umpire...is nawaz sharif waiting for the sucker punch...!venturing into the punjab...the PPP's cautious two... Zardari flew in from Dubai while aitezaz ahsan from europe where they were waiting for the coup...!! they must think the taleban are now done for ...?

situation changes

situation changes
the dawn says that the attacks on fata could be politically timed to the situation...others say that while zarb arb might have reached a conclusion the americans and Nato keep ordering more attacks...planes have bombed and troops have attacked the taleban...now troops patrol the constitution avenue...will the army one day bomb and open fire on unruly politicos to save a government...Imran Khan might soon test that theory...the dawns depiction of civil obedience seems unrealistic but the situation might have reached that stage with utility bills going out of range and prices skyrocketing...malala seems so unrealistic in this scenario... she was the heroine of the taleban era...the PMLn keeps trying to suggest that the country is faced by many dangers while the imran-qadri duo suggest that it is the sharifs who are more dangerous...!the solution suggested by finance minister crazy qadri...more taxes...!

attrition, pressurization...denoument...

attrition, pressurization...denoument...
continuous attrition...while one does not know what are the objectives of the Azadi march apart from a major demo or a semi violent or even peaceful few weeks in Azadi square...obviously if Nawaz Sharif crumble' s and announces a mid term election after just one year it would be a bonanza for the PTI who expect a better showing although one has not noticed any new election management techniques apart from the raking in of a few small groups...if they could draw in the PPP they could do much better in the big province ...!

the rabble rousers

the rabble rousers
PAT rabble rousers who fought thepolice to a gory end as they refused to allow barricades tobe removed...

shallow

shallow
teh shallow nature of Nawaz Sharifs policies seems very apparent when u look at how his taleban containment policy has worked out and his some say idiotic policy on india and obviously many donot think he has any policy on sectarianism...most governments tilt towards teh shiites who are regarded as serious sunni killing machines too...teh taleban were supposedly his friends who troubled his opponents into smithereens... and his disliked budget and his policies that seem just ordinary at times...his dragging along of nargis sethi when she should be retired...is another case in point...!and his interior minister was fast asleep at home as the karachi terror attack took place and NS could not find him because he was asleep too...!

an apt description

an apt description
an apt description for the PMLn attitude...! as an afterthought even after the budget had been presented teh PMLn regime which is attempting to impose sales tax on shoes, clothes,medicines etc.they announced a one billion handout or a pilot program for the pooorest poor 's health insurance...unlike Obama they did not ask teh poor to pay for that too...

altaf hussein faultering or still blackmailing

altaf hussein faultering or still blackmailing
altaf hussein faultering or still blackmailing,...as altaf's arrest in london was announced for corruption he was sent to hospital for ordinary blood checks which can be conducted in a few minutes..rumours of a blocked artery stalled the british police...ever since he formed the mqm with a group of others who he has had killed he has blackmailed the pakistani governments continuously on the base of support of a majority ethnic group of karachiites...all governments benazir, ziaulhaq, nawaz sharif, musharaf, PPP, PMLn, ANP did his bidding but he always ended up trying to seperate karachi as a province or state...the "mein na manoon" ran as the operations started in karachi and decimated his 3000 man army...for twenty years he kept up the rigmarole of killing opponents, bhatta and blackmailing one government after the other...he now has the support of another east punjabi mohajir nawaz sharif who quickly issued him a passport and nicop...the british hid him from sight in a hospital on the ruses of an illness...having gotten fat over the last twenty years life in calm britain does not suit him...but the british many say want the killers of imran farook and than he might make another attempt at life in pakistan...otherwise british jails are a very comfortable place too...the mqm has karachi in a dither and everyone looking on to see how they get out of this situation...!!!

the empty grave

the empty grave
democracy is an organized process and one cannot as they say run wild like the PAT and PTI...The PMLn also unable to control them...In the PPP era the same container mullah was used to threaten to create an mqm type terrorist politico but whoever controlled the strings pulled out...now in a different government with the pathetic duo of sharifs unable to handle the agitation cum protest and are in fact trying to buildup two demagogues or demonizers...unless the sharifs step into the qadri grave the status quo cannot change...The people are not worried about a change in power but the armed forces can be frightened of the inability to handle as well as the prospects of two demons who wont accept normal control mechanisms...that frightens the army more than a rough and tumble few weeks...with qadri attempting to suggest that he can form and run a dunda army in the punjab and imran khan showing off his tremendous support things cannot change too much unless the sharifs cut and run...nawaz sharif trying to placate both amid the vulnerability of unpopular rule which is more dangerous...qadri and imran khan can see the weakness...the only option for the sharifs is also to use their popular support which could be difficult to galvanize in times of trouble but good for a vote...creating an mqm type terror outfit which could with imran khan make substantial changes in an election scenario..but the elections are too far and how much support will nawaz sharif lose by that time...he can easily frighten a lot of people to vote for him again...the race between the azadi and inqilabi marches is nearing an end but it could develop into a lower economic front backlash for the sharifs...eventually shahbaz sharif will have to go as he has turned into a toothless tiger batted around by the violence prone PAT/MWM/PTI...!!!

french revolutionaries

french revolutionaries
the french revolutionaries...finger waving fiery oratory and almost trapeze artists as they swing from one position to the other...both nearing their ultimatum ends and imran khan says he will walk down the constitution avenue hoping police donot fire at him...there can still be tear gas and rioting...below the kings balloon fillers who alongwith abid sher ali have become the biggest failures...

the azadi march

the azadi march
imran khan the hardened pukhtun warrior literally lunges into nawaz sharif's pleasure trip or final trip as primeminister...probably fedup sitting in opposition wants the sharifs to go home for good now...!while a handshake with the PMLn tigers tail might look odd at this time...while the PMLn finds a huge 200 feet pole for the flag raising...!independence or azadi is meant to celebrate rather than protest...azadi does not really mean that u can do anything ...!

change

change
the winds of change ..usually means a fresh pro people change in government...with ishaq dar killing any love for the government with high electricity bills...imran khan looking for a change most likely in the top position of punjab...khawaja saad rafik seems tobe ogling the chief ministry with a demonstration of his ability to handle and explain things...would that be enough for imran khan...many suggest kicking the dubious judiciary out of the electoral process...

emerging from teh underground

emerging from teh underground
emerging from the underground/hiding and resurfacing in the USA...The Zardari's after nawaz sharif started facing problems with qadri's and imran khan's...we ar'nt frightened of a four seat recount they say...!...there wont be any suicide bombers in washington...son..!!!

the fake revolutionary

the fake revolutionary
the fake revolutionary and the failed revolution...in the sixties the communists always wanted a body to create political nuisance value by running withit thru the streets...it never really worked here...now the fake revolutionary a topi wearing firebrand television evangelist living in canada created an event where he rioted and fired at the police causing the death of his men and nearly succeeded they say but for the dumb....than he said a revolution was near...today...tommorrow...whenever it is announced...!a truckdriver can be a revolutionary but a canadian mullah mouthing socialistic pipedreams of jobs for the people...nobody believes that ...neither the army or the people...!!!however the people who rioted for him seemed trained to riot and probably many said were ISI workers or even the work of hamza shahbaz sharif...!a revolutionary industrialist...!!nah...

just Rs.600

just Rs.600
while just Rs.600 to 350000 poor families of KP per month might not be much but still the PTI uses it to demonstrate its charitability...many feel that the tribals what with their smuggling, dacoities and bhatta were already quite well off...

How it all started...coups and politics and islam and democracy...

How it all started...coups and politics and islam and democracy...
how bhuttos got into politics in 1958...

from a dawn blog

from a dawn blog
pictures from a dawn blog...These pictures depict what has happened to pakistan...charing cross, lahore in teh 1930's...punjab huge and powerful has been crushed by teh PPP thru electricity shutdowns and stoppage of power projects but still they plan to divide it into three so sindh can seem tobe part of pakistan even inits meanness...teh ethnic/terror/sectarian wars in gilhgit-kohistan, karachi, Fata and balochistan mirror east pakistans uprising but the solution is still the same... crush them...the liberalism of teh PIA advert in the sixties and seventies shows how conservative we have become...the quaids mazaar under construction on a mound in karachi's sixties...would'nt it have looked better that way...looks so different now...in east pakistan the army still so considerate...openup...and teh most effect that something has had on pakistan teh india afghan border in teh 1930's...

debacle in Dacca

debacle in Dacca
total humiliation...India had steadily destabilized east pakistan over twenty years playing on ethnic, financial, development and military concerns...pakistan was not that rich at that time and the ethnicists played on phsychosis generated by cyclones, floods, tea and jute...the army and west pakistani politicians could not accept a bengali dominated government and a small army contingent could not defend against the mukti bahini and the indians as teh US withdrew its support as usual...When teh going gets tough teh US chickens out as usual...!! The indians have continued teh same themes in karachi, sindh and balochistan but similar tougher responses have not allowed their success although pakistan is now at best a divided land with a pathetic center...!!While it left pakistan numb at the time many now feel the seperation was a proper solution as east pakistanis did not get along with pakistan and they would be better able to solve their problems with india...others still pine away for the lost land of rivers, tea and jute...others suggest that india should handover kashmir in exchange...while some still want to repatriate those considered pakistanis and left stranded in bangladeshi camps...others however heave a sigh of relief as teh problems with the remaining provinces are generally insoluble.....and ethnic regionalism or provincialism mixed with economic and racial nonsense is not a pleasant mode of politics anyway...

the hatchet man

the hatchet man
syria teh world is frightened about but not pakistan

syria a new beirut

syria a new beirut
teh arabs really cant solve anything without a bloody fight...aspects of iraq and beirut make syria look like a new beirut...teh destruction in Homs

the chabri wala

the chabri wala
the failed industrialist dawn suggests is actually doubling as a rehriwala attempting to sell rotten fruit to unknowing foreigners...since he has no real expertise to run even a factory many say...while foreigners have only bought straight commercial successes such as PTCL, UBL, kot addu, KESC, one does not see any real bilionaire type landing in pakistan to purchase its smallware...ie. troublesome distribution companies and successful but gas less SNGPL and SSGPL...etc...teh reasonings for privatisation to foreign companies or even foreign sounding companies is that teh people will not complain if some gora raises electricity prices or cuts off their connections...while terrorists remain tobe subdued they have not troubled any industrialist usually hitting on small time bussinesses...

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