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...!

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...

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

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...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Daily PakistanPolitics May 01-15, 2013

  • May15-2013--Pervez Khattak and Asad Qaiser jockey for the position of chief minister KP in the emerging PTI dominated KP assembly
  • May15-2013--JI, mqm men in seven shot dead in karachi
  • May15-2013--PMLf calls for sindh shutdown on 16th over election results
  • May15-2013--34 of 39 independents join PMLn in punjab assembly to enjoy a huge majority...
  • May15-2013--Sherry rehman who many blame for designing bad PPP policies for governance resigns as US ambassador...
  • May15-2013--polling on 19th in NA250 where the ECP suspended polling in selective polling stations
  • May15-2013--bilawal zardari to go with teh dumb approach of qaim ali shah in sind and refuse to accept that PPP policies and refusal to get rid of corrupting influences is teh reason for their defeat or wipeout in three provinces...Sindh has gone completely ethnic with only some inroads by teh PMlf, PTI, NP and PMLn...many see in those circumstances continuing turmoil in karachi where the mqm refuses to cooperate usually...it seems that sindhis enjoy turmoil in karachi and refuse to even acknowledge its existence...The PPP barely fought back in the last few months to keep their support in interior sindh and a repeat will surely mean disaster for them in future elections
  • May15-2013--Nawaz Sharif meets teh recuperating Imran Khan and suggests a friendly opposition...Nawaz Sharif had duped Imran Khan in teh 2008 elections and has not shown any electoral mercy...Nawaz Sharif has roped in seven independents and five PMlf seats would raise his tally to 135...if two PKmap seats are added than they will have 137...they probably can get to 150 seats with various fata members and getting teh supports of smaller groups and other independents...with about half the 70 additional seats they could form a comfortable government with 185 seats...at teh moment they have no alliance with the JUIf who is opposed in Kp but probably will end up supporting teh PMLn at teh center and balochistan levels
  • May14-2013--The PTi protesting rigging on various seats..some results were withheld for three days without reasons...The federal government expelled a New York Times reporter who they say had been assigned to organize after election protests
  • May14-2013--The Punjab governor who had been appointed to control teh seraiki elections resigned after the total failure of the PPPP...while the PMLn was selecting independents to achieve a majority at the center and even in teh provincial assembly where it is headed to a two third majority
  • May14-2013--Nawaz Sharif says he will be more open in foreign policy and wants meaningless trade with india... as India which is unlikely to move on a solution on kashmir which is teh only issue that makes india behave in a suspicious and conspicuously unfriendly manner with pakistan...many see it behind most of teh terrorist violence in teh country ie apart from the involvement of ethnic/political groups, parties and religious/taleban terrorists..with pakistans foreign exchange problems and possibly another IMF package and expected tax/price hikes...wasting funds just for teh fun of having trade with india is just going tobe counterproductive to pakistans industry as well as other producers...Sartaj aziz likely tobe teh foreign minister with ishaq dar at finance...India theoretically is the easiest thing to handle...only amounting to sweet talking and no results hardly matter...last time as vajpayee and nawaz sharif met teh security chiefs pointedly did not attend teh official dinner although the military is quite cooperative these days...teh difficult thing might be teh appointment of a new army chief who is due to retire this year and is regarded by many as a failure in improving teh internal security situation
  • May14-2013--In Sindh Owais Tappi emerges as the darkhorse after teh lacklustre performance of Qaim Ali shah...others being considered are Nisar Khuhro, Hazar khan bijarani, agha siraj durrani etc....
  • May14-2013--In KP PTI's pervez khattak expected tobe teh chief minister after he cobbles together a coalition...
  • May14-2013--the balochistan assembly elections threw up the PKmap 10 seats, PMln 9 seats,
    teh NP 7 apart from the JUI-f 6 seats, PMLq 4 seats, BNP-M 2 seats, independents 7 seats with three other parties getting one each...speculations as to teh chief minister would be one of mir jan jamali, sardar sanaullah zehri, nawabzada mir Changez marri of the PMln, or Nawab Ayaz Khan Jogezai of the PKmap
  • May13-2013--the elections went according to a generally held widespread perception that teh PPPP was headed for failure...The PPPP lost almost in teh entire country apart from interior sindh...even losing a karachi seat to the PTI...The mqm showed its pathetic failure in interpreting democracy and its mandate which many regard as that of sitting in teh opposition...sindh only showed minor changes with teh PPPP sweeping in teh interior and mqm maintaining its hold on karachi and hyderabad...the rest of teh country apparently went national as to sindh's ethnic trend..in Punjab, Kp and balochistan major changes occurred with the PMLn gaining in acceptance and newer forces such as teh PTI, NP, QWP and PKmap emerging stronger alongwith the JUIf...The PMLn which apparently handled punjab better in the face of riots, power cuts and seraiki province manipulations of teh PPPP will have to formulate a countrywide policy at teh center to handle teh major problems such as electricity and terrorism...price hikes and tax enhancements are unpopular and central priorities should be effective nationwide as opposed to teh PPPP's sindh only or multan only approach...whether they can quickly handle teh electricity problems is unclear at this stage and teh people might not understand their pro industrialist approaches which were a clear failure in teh previous regime...job creation of a mamoth proportions are also considered improbable and therefore a more effective social security system that handles the poor and unemployed will have tobe implemented...The BISP methods are a clear failure
  • May12-2013--The pakistani elections literally kicked teh PPPP out of power as their leader Bilawal Zardari was referred too as teh most cowardly sindhi leader since altaf hussein...people were found saying that if PPPP leaders needed so much security they should leave politics to ordinary guys who could mingle with teh people and access voters...many said they had more P's than leaders...while others said that sindh liked load shedding while punjab did not...The peace and quite of two days without loadshedding was unimaginable with even teh dogs not barking as teh looters were defeated with a bang by teh PMLn...the only dhandli's were reported from teh mqm areas with teh PTI asking for re-elections in karachi where election staff did not arrive and many say the strongarm tactics of teh mqm were not checked by the ECP...however one constituency NA 250 will have a re-election in 40 polling stations...where the PTI was said tobe leading...The other surprising result was the emergence of teh PTI with fewer NA seats than expected but with a countrywide popular presence......however they knocked out teh ANP from teh largest party position in KP with 33 seats where a QWP party won seven seats...The PMln also reemerged in teh KP, balochistan and sindh as did teh JI in KP and teh national assembly...The JUI also seemed to do well in KP, balochistan and teh center...the balochistan scene was still confused while the PPP was knocked out of punjab,KP and balochistan...in the provincial assembly of KP the ANP and PPP had just 5,3 seats each...seraiki areas saw an almost complete sweep by the PMLn...In sindh the PPPP kept hold of teh sindhi mindset with teh mqm facing some problems in karachi...In sindh the PPPP won most internal sindh national assembly seats with five to teh PMLf,one to PMLn, two independents and one to teh PTI...PMLn even won two seats in teh sindh assembly where teh PPPP had a majority of 70...In punjab the PMLn domination continued in teh provincial assembly with over 200 seats...The PMlq was wiped out and there were 40 independents in teh punjab provincial assembly...At the center teh PMLn was leading with 128 seats and 27 independents with teh JUIf getting 11 and 18 others...many said teh independents would join teh PMLn although it still has a minor chance to get to teh figure of 137..The PPPP earlier in teh third place seemed to push teh PTI out of a second spot eventually...Nawaz Sharif teh expected primeminister gave a sort of family speech of acceptance and could be expected to go into an alliance with teh PPPP or teh PTI at the stage of the presidency election...if most of teh 27 independents join the PMLn it would have a majority of 15-20...In rawalpindi the PMLn lost three NA seats and a provincial seat to the PTI which could be said tobe a shock and barely saved NA54...however they defeated teh incumbent primeminister in gujar khan...In punjab most seats saw the PTI coming in second and one would probably have to say that inexperience and teh delaying of elections by teh PPPP caused teh PTI irreparable harm...commentators say that seeing the braying of teh hounds and teh fast track emergence of teh PTI the PMLn reacted by shoring up its support from teh PMlq and worked to show the inefficiency of the PPP and its purported corrupt practices which could not even complete teh new Islamabad airport and how it forced teh completion of the transport corridor and overheads in lahore....!!! Both previous primeministers of teh PPP have been knocked out and teh PPP has been left licking its wounds in sindh...PTI knocked out the PPP on a karachi seat and won one in Tharparkar
  • May10-2013--Former wapda chief in the 1980's who was living in exile arrested for corruption from bosnia..he faces allegations of making 267 million assetts and had 77 local and offshore bank accounts...
  • May10-2013--Fire in LDA plaza's seventh floor kills five...
  • May10-2013--violence continued with three killed in attacks on two PMLn candidates in nasirabad and turbat...two security men were killed in an exchange of fire and a passerby at teh other incident...In multan two were killed as a son of yusuf raza gilani was kidnapped from a corner meeting...in mirali a bomb killed one at teh office of a south waziristan candidate...a bomb blast in mansehra killed four including two policemen...a blast at a cricket ground left one dead in bajaur...two blasts occur in swabi one in front of teh BISP office and one in front of an ANP office..an anp office blownup in charsadda...taleban to carry out attacks on teh 11th says the daily dawn
  • May10-2013--the campaign came to an end with a big rally by Nawaz Sharif in lahore and smaller rallies in rawalpindi by sheikh rashid, PTI in D-chowk, islamabad, JI in islamabads hockey ground and PPP in teh ouskirts of rawalpindi...The PPP showed that they were totally frightened and raja ashraf refused to attend teh bara kahu rally by Nawaz Khokhar...both teh PPP, bara kahu and PTI rallies were addressed by video link with imran khan in bed after a nasty fall and the cowardly Bilawal Zardari from a hideout in Dubai...the trends in pakistani politics show that the portly 67 year old Nawaz Sharif maybe headed to the primeminister house and security really cannot be provided to each and every politician...Bilawal Zardari who had become used to being followed by each SHO from karachi to larkana is obviously not a politician attuned to teh pakistani situation...leaders like him will have to join altaf hussein another frightened ethnic desperado who has been in exile for 14 years...Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan have teh personalities to rule pakistan and also being shown some respect by teh taleban teh supreme terrroist desperados in pakistani politics who are kept at a distance by even teh armed forces and teh ISI...
  • May09-2013--the pro PPP Herald gives a hopeful 24.89 % of seats to teh PPP...34.89% to the PMln and only 12.11% to the PTI...the highest possible for the PMln they say is 44% of seats...44% amounts to around 144 seats which makes it very easy for them to form a government with a probable coalition partner being teh PTI with about 40 seats or even smaller pukhtun, sindhi and baloch groups...The current coalition could still challenge but many donot see them in a very strong position as the PPP is doing very poorly in the punjab...The herald see's the PPP leading in seraiki popular support but the PTI and PMLn are also very strong in that area...as there are strong punjabi votebanks in south punjab as well...Imran Khan with substantial pukhtun support could do very well in KP and balochistan
  • May09-2013--A dawn comparision of the last three elections in punjab shows that teh PPP has steadily improved from zero seats in 1997 to 46 in 2008...in 2008 many believe that teh benazir factor helped teh PPP...probably vote wise this is the worst election for the PPP with the PPP almost invisible in punjabs urban areas...The PPP secretariat in rawalpindi opened recently also seems to have been closed down...The PMln however has an upside down record with 109 in 1997 ..14 in 2002 and 62 in 2008...going into the elections the PMLn was regarded as teh strongest party in punjab however many regard teh PTI as having recovered lost ground...The PMlq which emerged in 2002 has steadily lost seats from 62 in 2002 to 28 in 2008...In 2008 the vote percentage of The PMln, PPP and PMlq was similar around 29%..Theoretically teh PMln and PTI should split the punjab seats with a few going to independents, PPP and teh PMlq... each...while many believe that substantial PMLq votes will move to teh PMln a lot of PPP voters will vote for teh PTI or stay at home...
  • May09-2013--In peshawar four killed in terrorist attacks while one terrorist arrested...in bajaur two ANP activists killed while five Levies men kidnapped in kalat after blowing up their checpost..three killed in suicide attack on bannu police station..ANP guard shoots dead two passersby in charsadda
  • May09-2013--Imran Khan has suffered nine fractures in his backbone and chest...according to Dawn one stress fracture is serious with a compression of 40% in height...according to one doctor imran khan should rest for four weeks...according to sheikh rashid his sisters will probably attend his May9 rally in rawalpindi
  • May08-2013--seventeen of balochistans 30 districts plunged into darkness last night as two 220KV power pylons supplying balochistan were blownup near Dera murad jamali in an area that has become a hub of terrorism of all sorts of politics...in other acts of terrorism a hand grenade was thrown at the home of zubeida jalal in mand a musharaf minister and now in teh PMLn...and a school was blownup in kohlu
  • May08-2013--two mqm workers shot dead in a probable retaliatory attack at a korangi office...
  • May08-2013--Dawn says at least three supposedly brave leaders of specifically ethnic groups...altaf hussein, bilawal zardari and Asfandyar wali running campaigns from hiding, in england, dubai and islamabad...for a pukhtun like asfandayar that is probably the greatest humiliation and cowardice...Bilawal Zardari obviously is not as brave as his mother who travelled all over pakistan with minimum security...
  • May08-2013--In what maybe retaliatory terrorism from liberal groups 14 killed in three terrorist attacks in KP...a JUIf rally hit by a suicide car bomb killing eight in Hangu...In lower dir a convoy of PPP supporters hit a roadside bomb killing five while a minor candidate's rally fired upon in swabi killing one...
  • May08-2013--In a major development Imran Khan while climbing to the stage on a forklift in Gulberg,Lahore tumbled off along with four guards from a height of around 14 feet..he suffered apparently severe injuries to his head and back...he was recovering after stitches and treatment in hospital...he would have to rest for a couple of day's and many say his campaign would now have tobe run from hospital as he recuperates...many say his group of personal guards destablized imran as they also clambered onto teh forklift and caused the literally head first fall...It could not be called a dive when one throws a cricket match but it could effect his reputation and confidence as his opponents were probably smiling at his severe predicament...
  • May07-2013--Imran Khan says he expects to win but will look into possible coalitions if required...For Nawaz Sharif a coalition could be difficult...many expect surprise results that could reorient politics although teh favorites remain the PTI and PMLn with other groups either turning into onlookers or possible coalition groups...
  • May07-2013--many are calling Bilawal Zardari crazy after one political advert... Bilawal Zardari who is in hiding almost comes across as a suicide bomber offering his head and his life...nobody needs your head or your life but they need politicians to work to resolve problems that plague teh country...
  • May07-2013--one pmlf worker killed by mqm gangsters in karachi...
  • May07-2013--A Pildat release suggests that teh left right alignment in politics has ended and now politicians use whatever methods(called reactionary politics) they can to outwit each other...The left leaning PPP's emergence in teh late sixties and its socialist program was slowly brought to an end by right wing military rulers and the general capitalist orientation in teh country..teh PPP was taken over by rich landlords and other political groups like teh muslim league by pirs and industrialists...the religious groups relied on traders and bussinessmen...thus teh peoples orientation in politics ended and the only ideal was to achieve governing power...The recent PPP example shows the disorientation even of an old party and its inability to satisfy teh people...The military which was regarded as the governors of last resort also lost teh peoples confidence and teh intelligence(MI, ISI, IB)failed to control growing violence and terrorism...The police became a reactionary force from a situation where they controlled politics and areas...The countries politics became host to terrorism, sectarianism, ethnicism and to some extent nationalism...teh PPP failed its countrywide popularity and turned into a sindh only party while other parties emergence was based on ethnic marginalisation...bigger parties emerged in teh punjab like teh PTI and teh PMln but will possibly have to rely on smaller groups from other provinces...a major blow to teh PPP was its failure in dividing the punjab thus institutionalising its power base in governance further...and making people realize its anti punjab animosity...parties now just want to come to power and try to last as long as possible with no real agenda's on how to resolve problems in teh countries various sectors...teh countries economy is stuck in a groove with high revenues and substantial external aid but no real ways to channelize the money into improving teh country...or solving its problems...thus teh people have come to realize that a new ruler possibly a new party are teh only hope for some improvement as it will not have teh same enthusiasm teh second time around...
  • May07-2013--a blast at a JUIf rally near parachinar kills 25...a JUIf lawmaker the taleban say was their target...in balochistan grenades were thrown at an NP convoy...there were poll related attacks in kharan and panjgur while four government schools and a rural health center were blown up in mastung and barkhan
  • May06-2013--In Bhag, Sibi... FC cordons of a house and kill 13 outlaws as two FC men are killed
  • May06-2013--three PTI supporters gunned down by PMLn men in PP-51 near faisalabad...In takhtbhai a PTI rally ran into a roadside blast...Maulana Fazlur rehman calls imran khan a foreign agent as teh PTI vows to purge mosques of politicized clerics
  • May06-2013--23 militants and two soldiers killed in tirah clashes...
  • May06-2013--The frightened and cowering PPP starts distributing video messages from Bilawal Zardari who apparently has been told by Asif Zardari to stay out of teh fray and produce at least two children...
  • May06-2013--the convoy of the Dhomki grandsons of akber bugti attacked by a roadside blast...four killed in firing exchange
  • May06-2013--Nawaz Sharif in interviews with foreigners claims that teh army seems tobe following the governments orders although the army chief seemingly is handling teh taleban activities mildly only retaliating when directly attacked...and seems tobe in control of relations with teh USA and india...nawaz sharif implies that he will handle things himself rather than the PPP's shying away from ordering around teh army and teh ISI...!
  • May06-2013--Imran Khan meanwhile stumbled from exhaustion at a jalsa in faisalabad...however he recovered quickly...while imran khan is probably quite fit he is probably developing arrythmia's like asif zardari, nawaz sharif and shahbaz sharif...with nawaz sharif already said tobe fitted with a pacemaker...
  • May06-2013--Nawaz Sharif calls for a full mandate saying he will not find it easy to eke out a coalition...he calls his opponents...khilari, anari and zardari...making fun of imran khan, teh child star as well as the PPP's advertisement campaign against him...teh PPP's child star apparently is another altaf hussein in teh making feebly campaigning from hiding...apparently he has already offered his head in exchange for notoriety...that leaves only imran khan and nawaz sharif with teh guts to campaign themselves as even ordinary level PPP leaders are in hiding...
  • May05-2013--JI reaches a seat adjustment with the JUIf in karachi
  • May05-2013--Imran Khan wings thru KP's pukhtun belt on his helicopter attacking the JUI-f...as Nawaz Sharif makes light of the PPP's nasty advertisement attacks on teh PMLn...saying that during his tenure loadsheddings of upto sixteen hours and almost continuous terrorism did not exist...The PPP unable to defend its terrible five years in power...PPP leaders suggest that they hope BISP beneficiaries will vote for them in at least two constituencies...The PPP tried to turn a supposed social security safety net into a PPP mothers and sisters and workers income or bussiness support system...literally all women(mothers, daughters, wives) supporting teh PPP applied for bussiness loans...
  • May05-2013--two blasts leave three dead near mqm HQ in karachi...look like tit for tat attacks...MQM h and MQM a clashes leave one dead in landhi...in turbat a FC convoy runs into an IED blast...three bodies found in different towns of balochistan as JI and PPP offices grenade attacked in quetta and Hub...In KP a PTI office blown up in peshawar...12 militants killed as jetfighters pounded the upper orakzai area
  • May04-2013--In the 2008 elections 22 candidates won as independents in Kp and than joined teh governing coalition...most were ANP and PPP supporters whose constituencies are not supportive of teh parties...they did not win any important position in teh government...this time teh JUif, PMln and PTI are expected to pose a greater challenge to the KP established parties
  • May04-2013--punjab generally records teh highest voter turn out in teh country around 10% higher than teh national average which was 59.8% in 1977 fell to a low of 36.1 % in 1997 and recovered to 44.4% in 2008..the lowest is in balochistan around 20% below the national average
  • May04-2013--BNP-M comes out with a positive manifesto aimed at normalising relations between nationalists and teh center and ensuring development in balochistan
  • May04-2013--12 militants killed in attack on security checpost in south waziristan
  • May04-2013--new gas reserves discovered in teh Kirthar range by ENI
  • May04-2013--government prosecutor in Benazir case shot dead in islamabad..his car also ran over and killed a women passerby...Chaudhry Zulfikar was teh government prosecutor in several cases and many point to teh involvement of the ISI, musharaf, army chief and the mqm who have recently shown sympathy for the new involvement of arch criminal musharaf in the benazir and bugti cases..others point to teh possible involvement of teh PPP who have been unable to explain their docile attitude towards terrorism and the slow moving benazir case despite no other unknowns other than musharaf's involvement...many suggest that teh PPP's child leader maybe behind such incidents and is possibly hiding in islamabad...Dawn says that the TTP have claimed responsibility...one can hardly see any reason why teh TTP suddenly goes after a public prosecutor at this juncture unless they were pushed by musharaf and teh mqm...!!
  • May04-2013--ANP candidate for NA-254 and son shot dead as they come out of mosque...killing a four year old shows teh inhuman nature of teh killers...many believe that teh mqm is eliminating possible winning candidates
  • May03-2013--Musharaf says he did not abrogate teh constitution...one would like to know where in teh constitution it is written that an army chief can takeover power or become a president in uniform or jail an entire judiciary or even jail an ISI chief at brigade HQ's...or even take six serving commandos and live in england...musharaf tobe interrogated in the bugti case as he faces teh courts in the Benazir case as well as declaring an emergency, incarcerating an entire judiciary and challenges his disqualifications by RO's and the PHC...no military usurper of power has ever tried to remove an entire supreme court although zia ul haq did manage to make a judge flee from teh bhutto case
  • May03-2013--Another missing baloch turns up dead in karachi
  • May03-2013--nawaz sharif vows to takeup the PPP left behind development projects in thatta...keti bunder, motorway between karachi and hyderabad via thatta ...a thatta ghorabari double road and end load shedding a subject he hardly mentions in teh punjab...in punjab shabaz sharif has promised electricity only to industrialists but not to teh people...the caretaker government has made clear that solving teh electricity crisis is a matter of the will and priority of a government
  • May03-2013--government hastily agrees to boots on teh ground as 70000 soldiers to be ready and in patrolling status to deal with election day violence as teh government orders load shedding a major irritant in summer days tobe stopped on election days...
  • May03-2013--two polling station schools blown up in naseerabad , balochistan...blast in a mosque next to an mqm office in karachi
  • May03-2013--A dawn map shows that election violence is mainly centered in areas of tribal conflicts, low policing and ethnic and political hatreds...with politicians even fighting it out with underground liberation organizations and vice versa...many see most of the violence as politician generated and many are also talking about terrorists for hire...some new areas such as hyderabad have emerged as the mqm pushes against teh sindhi heartland...an area of ethnic conflict but where terrorism has not been endemic...many see teh areas running from teh ends of teh country thru a narrow central portion connecting teh countries main areas of conflict...74 have been killed in election related violence although teh government ays that some of teh violence is not election related
  • May03-2013--Imran Khan vows to confiscate teh properties of teh plunderers of teh state...many see it as a reference to jati umra and bilawal houses that teh zardaris did not even build with their own resources...many would include the farm owning generals, aitezaz ehsans, amin fahim's, raja ashraf's, gilanis, swiss looters and musharaf's in the list as well...musharaf apparently ran of with teh earnings of a book written on MOI and military orders...general kiani too is apparently being built a sizable estate...!
  • May03-2013--Sarabjit Singh an indian terrorist in a pakistani jail since 1991 was apparently battered to death in jail and is to receive a state funeral and three days of mourning in india...many here feel that it shows india's duplicity on terrorism and pakistan's weakness in attitude...two muslim terrorists(one a pakistani and the other an indian) were hanged in an indian jail and one did not even have teh required evidence while and teh other cooperated fully...but the indians still hanged them and did not even hand over teh bodies...many see it as a pseudo hanging in reaction to teh indian attitudes...
  • May02-2013--In what might be teh only radical thing that he does Imran Khan promises to end the balochistan operation
  • May02-2013--The caretakers are so pathetic that they have even handed over the National crisis management cell in teh interior ministry to teh ECP...
  • May02-2013--Some things are very funny these days the ANP--a pukhtun only party says it is being targeted by terrorists because it is liberal...while altaf hussein an ethnic warlord is claiming tobe a moderate...teh ANP, MQM and PPP have been involved in a killing war in karachi...
  • May02-2013--There were several election related bombing incidents in sindh and balochistan...a grenade was thrown at teh office of PMLn's nawabzada lashkari raisani in quetta while a suicide bomber blew up near the car of a NPP candidate in shikarpur...in harnai ten rockets were fired at a JUI-f rally..an explosives laden car blew up near a dera murad jamali bridge as an independent candidates rally was near...a qaumi watan party candidate was kidnapped near mirali, north waziristan...it seems that the terrorists are no longer very precise and are not doing much damage...
  • May01-2013--most sindh towns shutdown on a JSQM call as two PPP men are gunned down in Lyari..
  • May01-2013--SC freezes development funds that raja ashraf had distributed to PPP associated legislators at the end of his term to teh tune of Rs42 billion...The government also says that Rs4 billion is needed per day to reduce load shedding to bearable levels...
  • May01-2013--An independent candidate and two workers shot dead in jhal magsi
  • May01-2013--sindh calls for immediate deployment of armed forces in karachi as electricity prices are raised for march by Rs1.34 and petrol prices reduced..caretakers also increase petroleum levy
  • May01-2013--the army chief who many say was behind setting up musharaf in england with commandos for security is said tobe perturbed at teh teatment towards a former military chief who teh PHC says has shown no respect for the constitution as well as other individuals and who would not be able to pass thru the narrow compass of articles 62 and 63...Upto now the SC has treated very lightly those guilty of occupying power or corruption in high places personified by raja ashraf, yusuf raza gilani, asif zardari, amin fahim, moonis elahi, arsalan chaudhry, moosa gilani and what to talk of teh bahria town chief...therefore one should suggest to teh army chief and other retired military officers that it is time that teh courts take cognizance of military excesses in governance as well as corruption...
  • May01-2013--In a major judgement The peshawar high court banned musharaf for life in petitions aginst teh rejection of his candidature...The court felt that teh PPP has made article 6(2) ambiguous and it needs tobe amended to clarify teh process as well including in teh ambit of treason parliament and teh executive that endorse teh decisions of a dictatorship...they suggest that such parliaments and individuals should cease to exist that endorse or follow a dictatorship...
  • May01-2013--The army chief who has doodled around unable to go for broke against a taleban... who back down, rebuild and come back at them..in the process creating new outfits or rebuilding older ones.....Whether it is our war or teh USA's or india's is hardly the issue when u cant defeat them...if u have not succeeded in five years than there is definitely something wrong...either u donot have teh ability or u are unable to defeat the taleban politically as well as at war...teh taleban have consistently created a reputation suggesting that they are going against political opponents who are really not very good, lack popularity inherently and have as narrow a public support base as the taleban and they have the gall also to suggest that the politicians are not very good pakistanis as they are mostly fronts for teh USA...The general and teh politicians have fought the war by protecting themselves fully and letting others die...ie teh soldiers and teh people...that is not how a war is fought...if Fata cannot be defeated with current tactics than u need a change in leadership as well as tactics...military and political...
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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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