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 as 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...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Daily PakistanPolitics May 16-30, 2013

  • May 31-2013--while teh PMln may have no problem with Asif Zardari staying put until september many say he might not have teh freedoms that he enjoyed under teh PPP ie flying of to sindh every day...others say however teh PMln could bring in sartaj aziz if asif zardari quit early...by september nawaz sharif could elevate himself to teh presidency and bring in shahbaz sharif as primeminister or even ishaq dar many say
  • May 31-2013--nawaz sharif has a net worth of Rs261.6 million and shahbaz sharif Rs336.9 million and paid taxes of Rs2.4 million and Rs 2.6 million...nawaz sharif, shahbaz sharif and imran khan earned Rs 12.4, Rs 14.9 and Rs 16.1 million in 2012...the three own 1707, 677 and 931 canals of land each and pay agricultural taxes too..imran khan's net worth is 30 million
  • May 31-2013--two TTP men gunned down in karachi encounter as 17 militants killed in Kurram airstrike
  • May 31-2013--taleban withdraw talks offer after killing of deputy chief waliur rehman...many feel that this has weakened teh taleban and they may increasingly have to work harder to hide their remaining leader...nawaz sharif could counter teh attack by ordering drones be shot down but he has yet to come to power and is usually quite soft on hard nosed decisions...new deputy chief Khan Said known to have planned at least two major bravura attacks of which one was on a navy airbase in karachi
  • May 30-2013--balochistan PMLn mpa's seemingly upset over shabaz sharif choice of balochistan chief minister...PMLn will thus keep control of the national assembly...fears were expressed that teh balochistan PMLn could part ways with nawaz sharif if he went for a chief minister of the PKmap or NP...!
  • May 30-2013--two mqm workers amongst five shot dead in karachi
  • May 30-2013--Nawaz Sharif only to tinker with power system and not make a major government investment...many say he will like teh previous regime only try to keep teh system up and running...many say that neelum jhelum tobe completed in 2016 and nawaz sharif could fast track power plants kept on hold by PPP in teh punjab...he many say is trying to bring online plants shutdown due to financial, technical and fuel constraints...whether he goes for big projects bhasha and bungi is questionable...however international aid could be more easily available for the controversial but more achievable kalabagh...as nawaz sharif and imran khan are both supposedly pro kalabagh...many say donors have refused to fund bhasha...!
  • May 30-2013--In a major drone strike taleban deputy chief waliur rehman killed in a remote village alongwith five others...seen in the light of recent events it could be a hit to end attempted peaceful overtures by teh new governments in pakistans KP and center...many had assumed that there seemed a tacit understanding that the leadership would not be targeted...however many feel that the army chief's meeting with nawaz sharif may have caused the caretakers to quickly accomplish a few more attacks before teh supposed era of peace dawns...!army known tobe averse to negotiations and they like teh americans have no remorse in destroying the political decision makers attitudes...
  • May 30-2013--In what maybe considered a continuation of pre election attempts to distance themselves from the PPP teh ANP and mqm to sit in teh sindh opposition...PPP has teh support of 86 members in teh sindh assembly and a forward block could easily topple them if the hardnosed interior minister tobe wants it that way...
  • May 29-2013--LI declares islamic rule in Baz Garha which is surrounded by security forces nearr darra adamkhel...army kills 14 militants in Kurram agency as a khyber rifles truck ambushed
  • May 29-2013--KP assemblly completed with PTI--55, PMln--17, JUIf--17, JWP--10, JI--8, ANP--5, AJIP--5, PPP-4, APML--1 with two independents
  • May 29-2013--Qaim Ali Shah who was not able to handle the mqm or control karachi nominated by teh PPP tobe sindh's chief minister...khuhro fired as assembly speaker and replaced by agha siraj durrani a zardari loyalist...when talking to teh mqm shah usually sat silent and listen dumbly...many thought that the PPP would bring in a new more active chief minister but teh PPP continued its lethargical status quo approach
  • May 29-2013--women polio vaccinater shot dead in peshawar village...shiite punjabi lawyer and his two kids shot dead in karachi..six killed at a mango farm near khairpur by ten armed gunmen...mqm alleges torture in killing of its usually terrorist sector incharge in karachi
  • May 29-2013--hazar khan khoso convenes national assembly on June 1 which could see Nawaz Sharif emerge as teh third time primemimnister on june 5
  • May 29-2013--three killed in motorcycle blast in peshawars immamia colony
  • May 29-2013--SC removes Asif Zardari relative Fasih Bokhari as NAB chairman...This could relieve Nawaz Sharif of court cases and if he moves a new NAB bill immediately he could test the PPP senate early on...
  • May 29-2013--Nawaz Sharif backing out of committment to solve electricity problems...now says it will continue for five years......Nepra which is a useless organisation and which should oversee reduction in prices during teh summer months when hydel electricity maximizes has in fact already increased prices for teh next six months...Nawaz Sharif should study teh filling of teh dams early to maximize hydel production in teh summer...a solution could be to give china the contract to build and operate ten to fifteen coal fired power stations over teh the next five years
  • May 27-2013--Najam Sethi generally considered a PPP supporter says punjab chief minister will be installed on teh 6th...Asif Zardari is however refusing to convene teh national assembly quickly...In balochistan teh chief minister likely from the PMLn...In sindh teh PPP mafiosi gathered at teh home of teh juniormost contender Owais Muzaffer Tappi...many suggest that with qaim ali shah bearly maintaining teh status quo a senior leader could be inducted with some development credentials since at the center they will just be a meaningless opposition
  • May 27-2013--Altaf Hussein facing a party revolt against his cowardice tainted london residence hides his killers and terrorists in side positions removing a few that had become too uncontrollable...he suggests that they were getting involved in land grabbing and corruption...mohajirs are generally known for petty corruption and occupying sindhi homes in hyderabad...mostly he has sidelined challenges to his exiled leadership...he apparently has not mentioned teh main crimes that mqm is accused of these days ie bhatta , robbery, murders, terrorism...mostly land grabbing is a crime committed by pukhtuns and mohajirs would probably be frightened of doing such a thing...and many say that altaf hussein is literally insulting teh supposedly peaceful mohajirs...many feel that teh ethnic divide and rule policy of teh mqm has failed country wide...he also seems tobe against cable operators another mafia activity that mqm is involved in...
  • May 27-2013--PMLn says that it will use JUIf expertise to drag teh reluctant taleban to a grand jirga...The taleban are generally fanatic mindless terrorists and these days seem to be involved in political terrorism as well as teh assassin variety... and making them stop for even five years will take a lot of jirgaing...which is a generally failed process...where everyones approval is theoretically needed...
  • May 26-2013--14 children and their teacher die in a school van gas cylinder blast in gujerat
  • May 25-2013--a detailed dawn analysis suggests that the PPP voter support has dipped drastically to as low as 7% in north punjab with a high of 14% in south punjab...however teh PTI could not effectively utilize its support in north and central punjab...doing well only in a few pockets like lahore, taxila, rawalpindi, multan, lodhran and mianwali...PMLn has maintained its high support in north punjab and increased its support base by 20% in all other regions with a high of 57% in central punjab...PTI has a high of 26% in north punjab and 21% in south punjab...some suggest that most PPP and PMlq support might have shifted to teh PMLn rather than the PTI as most consider teh PTI support tobe based on newcomers to politics
  • May 25-2013--The caretakers tell SC that they made removals of 20 top officers from state institutions under compelling reasons based on government reports...many say timing of removals seems suspicious...
  • May 25-2013--In KP PTI support rises to 44 while a PMLn mpa in balochistan is disqualified...
  • May 25-2013--Afghan seminary leader's car blownup in peshawar...driver and security guard killed...In balochistan seven die in violence...In mattani near dara adamkhel rockets hit a police vehicle six killed
  • May 25-2013--caretaker regime also adopting PPP methods of "on and off" as it refuses to apply CNg stoppage to bigger vehicles...Nawaz Sharif to follow generalized budgetary parameters of increasing budget by around Rs600 billion which will hike prices...while other reports suggest that teh PMLn might go for increasing electricity production and not increase taxes that cause price hikes...a hands on approach is the only way to limit problems in pakistan as they donot solve themselves...PMLn advisor designate says they may go for IMF credit if they can increase revenues quickly a technique that has no end and is going on since teh 1960's...there is no change in pakistan's budget making despite revenues in teh trillions...PMLn must end useless budget draining allocations and prioritize spending and let teh provinces do the rest...a substantial decrease in the useless military allocations and ending perks such as cheap plots to the military and beaurocracy can save billions...shifting power stations to local coal is said tobe one avenue however no one seems to like teh local coal with even the karachi steel mills using imported coal......teh country could also revize it power policy allowing only one fuel since gas is unavailable and allowing everyone to setup power stations if they have the money and fuel...PMLn expected to encourage sugarcane waste, rice husks as well as wheat and rice stalks as power station fuel...many suggest that teh government prepare a standard power station based on coal that can be changed to bagass or furnace oil if required that everyone can setup if they want without paperwork...they could also use heavy mechanical complex and other military run complexes to design and build a power station since tanks are really not needed nowadays...
  • May 24-2013--A dawn report suggests that Asif Zardari and some of his leaders think that his children who have no political idealism/standing's presence in punjab could have changed things...one doubts it when teh top leadership only understands sindhi or at times mohajir concerns and attempts at dynasty rule are prepetuated...almost every leader wanted his son or sister or brother elected...with no punjab policy teh PPP can effectively forget winning in that province...opposing nawaz sharif day in and day out is just not a policy that is effective...The PPP will have to change its top order and bring political leaders who are not corrupt and who do not represent just one family...Many feel that they should allow for a strong punjabi based leadership that is independent in handling punjab...aitezaz ahsan many feel is also of teh old brigade and has little or no political initiative or punjabi sense...young leaders should be selected for each constituency and allowed to develop over teh next five years and the losing or lost brigade should be retired as they are not in tune with punjabis on any issue...
  • May 24-2013--twenty militants and four security officials killed in a central kurram clash...three militants killed in darra adamkhel bombardment
  • May 24-2013--413 children died of measles last year after teh PPP regime negligently devolved procurement of EPI vaccines from UNICEF...some provinces simply refused to order vaccines and now say that it should be centralized and handled by the federal government...
  • May 24-2013--A PTI lawyer moves teh LHC to try altaf hussein for treason for suggesting violence and secession of karachi and making a mockery of elections by suggesting that 18 seats was somehow a mandate to secede...
  • May 24-2013--SC says that the law ministry would have tobe directed to setup a high treason court to try musharaf
  • May 24-2013--Altaf Hussein kicks out known land grabbers and terrorists from his adhoc coordination committee as he sees support falling in karachi for his ethnic terrorist bhatta gathering organisation that is popular amongst karachis indian mohajirs
  • May 24-2013--a police van was destroyed by a rickshaw blast near quetta's eastern bypass...12 policemen and their driver were killed
  • May 24-2013--19 hour outages across the country as teh controversial musaddik malik says that the finance ministry had not disbursed teh 22.5 billion approved by the primeminister...obviously four days is not too long to arrange 22.5 billion...the country cant be run like that...two hours of loadshedding is really too much for most UPS's...one hour off and one on is probably more feasible
  • May 23-2013--while teh chinese want tobe friendlier with india they say they are still stuck with pakistan..nawaz sharif who will need international support to solve pakistans probblems expected many say to depend on china and teh saudi's...The PPP had been forced into subjugation by teh indians and teh americans...USaid was so trickling that as usual many said it had no effect as it solved no problems at all...one report suggests that teh PPP-ANP used USaid to build a park in peshawar which too has not been completed...!..nawaz sharif met teh chinese premier who looks a bit inexperienced and asif zardari..while Bilawal Zardari refused to talk to Nawaz Sharif despite sitting next to him...the caretakers in what seems another policy decision seem tobe introducing 125 billion in taxes which they theoretically are not supposed to do...in what many see as teh zardari brand of sindhi extremism a bomb failed to detonate yeterday near chinese workers in karachi...the mobile phones were apparently suspended in rawalpindi...the caretakers are ruling in a style worse than teh PPP with probably teh worst loadshedding in living memory
  • May 22-2013--Bomb attack fails which targeted chinese workers in clifton, karachi...two security officials killed as a power pylon is blown up in south waziristan
  • May 22-2013--PMLn yet to announce balochistan chief minister...Changez Khan Marri moving towards acceptance by teh sharifs while Sanaullah Zehri said tobe the favorite amongst teh thirteen PMLn legislators...The PKmap opposed to dragging in teh JUIf into balochistan coalition but they seem to think that teh JUIf could be helpful to the PMLn at teh center to deal with teh Fata rebellion
  • May 22-2013--Imran Khan back on his feet with spinal support...expected to recover after four to six weeks of therapy
  • May 22-2013--new district of lehri created in nasirabad division..
  • May 22-2013--CNG banned for vehicles over 1000cc..gas supply stopped to transport sector in punjab for week
  • May 21-2013--many point to the growing problems left behind by teh PPP regime which teh sharifs would probably be trying to grapple with...the biggest might be whether they are ready to fund electricity generation or not...talks with the taleban and changing teh fighting only attitude of teh army and its known attitude of using all terrorist incidents to point to teh talebans refusal to listen to reason...politics should not be played by teh army and security/intelligence community...The army should go back to their manuals and study teh sri lankan, nepalese and phillipine rebellions/insurrections/insurgencies which were solved with a combination of talks and war...In teh end all rebellions have to reach the point of negotiations and the problems of teh rebellious community have tobe dealt with...retaliatory drone attacks and military operations off and on donot seem to be a solution...most rebellions worldwide are usually by a downtrodden community against teh attitudes of teh government...here the mixture and reasonings of rebellion are not clear but the military should understand that political organisations countrywide know bomb making techniques and one must deal with the individuals who are doing such things...everything cannot be handled politically..our example is probably more like somalia and economically we seem tobe headed in the direction of zimbabwe...so i would suggest no price hikes and appointing a guerrilla leader to run Fata and deal with the violence...peacemeal solutions of lashkars, jirga's, this tribe and that...partial development initiatives... have all failed over the long run
  • May 21-2013--there seems to have been a sudden turnaround in teh caretakers attitude after teh FIA said they had no problem with a musharaf bail in teh Benazir case..musharaf granted a 2 million rupee bail as he is expected to make another run to leave teh country many say
  • May 21-2013--the PPP apparently has refused to accept reality, its anti punjab stance, its negative attitudes on terrorism, the iran gas pipeline(negotiating it took them five years)...three years of winter gas shortages in teh north and its refusal to share gas with punjab on a population basis...obviously teh indians blamed them for teh bombay attacks...nobody really understands why they cant run teh gwadar port where only a few ships dock every year...even an ordinary grade 17 official would be enough to run teh port...slowdown on all punjab projects such as teh islamabad airport...they also forgot their answers when told to solve teh electricity crisis...PPP wala's used to say "jaldi kiya he aap ko..."...the reality is that with only 10% of the votes... pictures of Benazir and Zab were no longer enough for punjab and teh scaredy cat attitude of Bilawal Zardari...with even ordinary PPP candidates not willing to contact teh people for votes...the two seats from punjab that they got are said tobe literally an exaggeration of their support in teh region...unless the PPP understands that they are a failure in teh punjab and replace their failed candidates with more popular ones it might be a permanent good bye to the PPP from punjab...as they say zardari supporters are not very popular here anyway...and they way they kicked out popular candidates like dasti and gabol showed that they were not in tune with the people at any level...maybe faryal talpur cannot immitate a benazir with her 'zardari's/benazir ko maaf keejiye""or zardari ki behn aap ki dehleez peh bheeg mangne aai he..." and obviously unable to understand teh falling popularity of teh PPP especially in teh punjab...many also point to the inability of teh zardari's to explain why they are implicated in benazirs elimination and their friendship with her foe musharaf...!the oft repeated zardari comment to benazir..."i will come to power after your death" starts ringing bells...many had already talked about a seperate PPP for punjab with a new name after teh failure was imminent to PPP's zardari jiyala's if u can call them that...Asif Zardari should many say start packing his bag's and not wait for september...!
  • May 20-2013--The caretaker regime is taking strange decisions...replacing people across teh board and increasing electricity and gas prices...at the moment electricity shortfalls are around 50%
  • May 20-2013--In what may be a declaration of war PTI's Zahrah Shahid Hussein was killed outside her defence house in karachi...Imran khan immediately blamed Altaf Hussein who is known tobe behind terror acts thruout teh country...and for teh first time mqm workers on altaf orders thrashed coordination committee members and journalists who hid inside nine zero for safety...many say that teh mqm attitude of terrorizing opponents has a long history and 25-30 mqm gunmen attacked various PTI homes in hyderabad and set fire to their vehicles...the mqm which usually retaliates rather than ivestigates said imran khan accused us without investigations and they would protest...however many see it as an attempt to stop voters in NA250...however voters did come out after teh army protection was ensured however mqm/PPP/MWM boycotted...PTI's Arif Alvi was a clear winner after teh confusion on May11...mqm voters in areas like delhi colony stayed away...armed protection in polling stations in karachi and interior sindh is necessary for voters to vote without fear
  • May 18-2013--The caretaker government harshly increase's electricity prices for eight months from August 2012...KESC prices not increased
  • May 18-2013--The countries rich industrialists say they have over 5000 MW of captive power and should be allowed to run their own distribution companies...The election days showed that teh country has just enough power for teh domestic sector and cannot sustain teh commercial, industrial, government and VIP sectors...industrialists as a first stage should start using their own power plants and at a second stage could be given area distribution's by dividing Disco's into smaller units...given teh constant price hikes by government Disco's the private sector KESC looks better as it keeps prices steady
  • May 18-2013--JUD leader shot dead in sheikhupura showing teh trend of things to come under teh indian leaning nawaz sharif
  • May 18-2013--lawyers who have been threatened many say by the ISI or armies goons withdraw one petition against musharaf for incarcerating 60 judges...one government prosecutor was also shot dead showing the musharaf complicity in harassment and criminal activities...
  • May 18-2013--seventeen independents join PMLn and NPP amalgamates into the PMLn...That gives PMln a majority of around 145-150 in the national assembly...The PMLn critisizes the sudden attempt by caretakers to replace numerous government organization heads and also points to teh suspicious appointment prior to elections of Fazal Pechuho a zardari brother in law as sindh additional chief secretary...many say that teh SNGPL and SSGC heads were replaced after they wanted the iranian gas pipeline connected to multan rather than nawabshah since sindh is suggesting that they have first use of even teh iranian gas...sindh apprently does not need iranian gas and connecting it to nawabshah could become an ordeal for the future for punjab...!!others say that teh gas companies were refusing to do large scale new area pipline/connections according to PPP orders
  • May 18-2013--PMLn politicians blame Chaudhry Nisar for an almost crushing defeat in Rawalpindi where teh PTI won two NA and six provincial seats...many also blame teh drug smuggling Hanif Abbasi and teh failure of teh chandni chowk overhead which failed to solve traffic problems and is very badly designed...Chaudhry Nisar was attempting to become teh sole PMln supremo in teh area and failed losing several seats personally...Hanif Abbasi also did not pay heed to rawalpindi's problems and many said he was involved in payments to teh Gilani's...This is one area in which the PMln selections were rejected by the voters...many also blame the PMLn in trying to force murree "abbasis" on rawalpindi's simpler people while some note teh increasing influence in rawalpindi of teh pukhtuns who theoretically should have voted for the PTI...others note the PMLn's big project nature and refusal to study teh area's overall problems...they also spent more on teh cantonement area's roads which is still considered better managed and cleaner...
  • May 18-2013--The PMLn to lead coalition with PKmap and NP in balochistan relatively new claimants to power in balochistan..both parties are relatively more mature and a good opposition from the JUIf could keep them on teh right path despite the conservatism of the PMLn who only believe in big projects
  • May 18-2013--two blasts in mosques in malakand kill 13...nobody claims blasts and many believe that it could emanate from teh secular or conflicting sunni brands, sectarianism and those who lost out in teh elections there...blasts in remote areas
  • May 18-2013--In a reflection of its defeatist arrogant nature mqm refuses to accept repolling on select NA 250 polling stations, PS112 and PS113 seats in karachi...The mqm which seems to have lost seven NA seats in sindh is the butt of jokes after teh mandate independence speech by altaf hussein in which he threatened further violence...many suggest that with the PPP and PMln having solid majorities teh mqm is just a sore loser with just a mere 18 seats at teh national and even at the provincial levels the PPP would just be giving them a handout by including them in teh government...many suggest that teh zia built mqm now has no real value left to any other governing party...many suggest that they should amalgamate with the PTI or even teh PMLn and play a more mature brand of politics rather than the student leader ethnic violence politics that they espouse both in and out of government...On television they usually show a lack of maturity and rarely are in agreement with anyone
  • May 17-2013--Maulana Ludhianwi an influential figure on teh extreme right(ASWJ) loses Jhang seat by a small margin...his tally of over 72000 votes was however quite high for a mullah in punjab...Sheikh waqas akram his nemesis was in teh PMLq and ran over to teh PMln...
  • May 17-2013--Raza Rabbani says they will see how the PMln will deal with terrorism which has somehow kept its relations with teh taleban and other terrorist organisations on a cooler level...he says they will continue to force restrictions on gas supplies to punjab...for teh first time in history gas supplies dwindled in teh north for three winters under teh PPP rule without any attempt to ease teh problem...many hope that the PMln will at least attempt to solve problems like low gas supplies in winter, electricity load shedding and terrorism which teh PPP could not handle...many regarded teh PPP policies tobe based on ethnic animosity to teh punjab...
  • May 17-2013--The Dawn has quickly brought up 2013 election statistics saying that both MQM and PPPP lost around 5% of votes in sindh as compared to 2008...On the national level PPPP votes plummeted to 15.7% from around 34%...In punjab PPPP votes plummeted to 10.6% from 29%...In punjab PMLn votes climbed by 20% to 49%...On the national front the PMLn votes climbed to 35% and PPP fell to 15.7%...PTI 17.8% and mqm a mere 5.6%...a lot of PMLn votes went to independents...In Punjab the PTI had 19% of teh vote,31% in KP, 8% in sindh and 2% in balochistan...In Balochistan PKmap voted 25%and JUI-f 22% with PMLn at 6%...In sindh mqm votes were down to 26% and PPP to 38% while the the PMlf polled 10%...PMLn votes in sindh were 5%...many feel that teh Benazir sympathy vote could have been as high as 15% in 2008...In KP PMLn and JUIf had 16% and 18% votes respectively with PPP falling to 6% and ANP to 5%
  • May 16-2013--The IHC was told by a man detained by intelligence agencies in Lakki Marwat since 2011 that over 500 people have been detained without records by teh military...Rana Amir a dairy farmer from Rahimyar Khan says he was picked up from his farm while the intelligence agencies says that he was arrested with arms and a suicide vest from Khajuri, north waziristan and was involved in teh killing of a security official...
  • May 16-2013--The PMLn leaders seem tobe jostling for the easy prestigious position of Foreign Minister while shying away from teh difficult job of MOWP, MOP, MOF...they have nominated Sardar Sanaullah Zehri teh coalminer as teh next balochistan chief minister as teh PMLn gets teh support of one Bugti and One Hazara...and now claims tobe teh largest party with 10 seats...In KP PTI's Pervez Khattak is set to form a coalition...while MQM told to enjoy its mandate on teh street...PMLn not expected to fall for the mqm gambit and many expect them to appoint there own governor in Sindh...
  • May 16-2013--The mqm wants a relection in NA 250 which many now regard as the PTI constituency in karachi...Imran Khan also wants recounts on four constituencies with checks on thumb prints...BNP-M also wants reelections on a couple of seats...Yasmeen Rashid of teh PTI dismissed Nawaz Sharifs friendship offer and said there opposition was political
  • May 16-2013--The LHC overturns removal of SNGPL chief...The caretaker regime in a surprise move had replaced several heads of state institutions including SNGPL, SSGC, NHA, NIT, PMDC, OGDCL, PTV etc. while advertising for other positions such as teh head of PTV...many say that the heads were refusing to obey orders while others say the caretaker Khoso is trying to bring in a few balochis...
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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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