the great escape

the great escape
lower courts, PMLn and the treason court stymy the musharaf great escape from hiding in a military hospital as raheel sharif plays up to the unknown president(a pun on teh unknown soldier) in preperation for teh military seeking a pardon for the cowardly kargil villain...!

the balance

the balance
the empty pocketed iranians militant belligerence in teh middle east in fanning opposition to supposedly sunni emirs and funding teh hezbollah and fighting for teh syrians...teh big hearted saudis with bigger pockets funding military development in Lebanon and opposing the electoral victory of teh jamaah e islami in egypt and opting for an in house change in syria possibly even under teh chemical weapons dictatorship of assad...and handing over $1.5 billion to pakistan just for fun...strange arab moderates and harsh iranian belligerence...!...recently teh iranians interior minister literally threatened pakistan and said they would not tolerate pakistan's policies...the pakistan military immediately went and purchased a 100000 guns from the governments wah factories

the traditional use

the traditional use
teh traditional use of teh umbrella in dir..protection against teh rain as u sit(literally) for your matric exam...the KP chief minister has at least usurped three buildings as houses for teh use of Imran Khan...!even an ordinary shed can be built in a matter of days...in rawalpindi pukhtun contractors build a house in a month and go looking for another to buy build and sell...such contrasts between tortoise shell KP government and their exported labour to punjab...!

taekwondo

taekwondo
a brave muslim girl practices teh martial arts in india

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...

pipeline blast

pipeline blast
a multiple pipeline blast near rahimyar adds to teh already existing woes of domestic gas users in punjab

trojan's

trojan's
the taleban negotiators...right wing extremists or peacemakers...the dawn suggests that there could be trojans on both teams...

polio ka insaf

polio ka insaf
the PTI has upstaged teh nawaz sharif regime by launching its version of polio ka insaf in nine vaccine kit..!

marseilles

marseilles
maybe they will think i am a thief from marseilles, france like Billa Zaradari rather than a corrupt ex primeminister...?

talks

talks
both taleban and PMLn want talks...but with different objectives...taleban think they will talk from strength...while the PMln thinks they have something to offer them in return for peace...?...while teh PMln was thought to have a direct link to the taleban heart the taleban too played pro PMln...the people thought Nawaz Sharif would be able to stem teh violence...!but that has not been the scenario so far...!

blast

blast
the blast that killed karachis CID superintendant of police chaudhry Aslam...almost nothing remained of teh suicide vehicle...

wood

wood
there is no gas in god forsaken rawalpindi areas...women have attacked SNGPL offices in gujranwala...government preparing to raise gas prices by around Rs200 billion...so what are teh people to do...shift to wood for warmth and cooking...

Pesco

Pesco
The KP government wanted just Pesco...when teh nawaz sharif regime which cant even run any state sector utility and are regarded as being frightened of the state sector signalled a yes they said they dont want Pesco but the entire electricity setup in KP which cant provide KP electricity during winter so they also wanted 1000MW for the lean hydel period as well...and wanted teh center to cover teh losses for five years as well...i say give it to me in that case...!

tandoor

tandoor
teh tandoor is the centerpiece of roti(bread) sales in all areas in pakistan...it also reflects teh fall in gas supplies especially in teh northern parts of teh country...The traditional mud oven started out using wood and in teh mid sixties converted to natural gas...now many use LPG...teh traditional naan used tobe four for Rs.0.25 in teh 1960's...it is now Rs8 for one and signals hardship or hunger for many in teh country

police efficiency

police efficiency
while teh police are not regarded very highly barring punjab this is teh work they do efficiently...lifting badly parked cars and motorcycles although with over a million bikes in cities like karachi they are usually haphazardly parked almost everywhere

Nato traffic

Nato traffic
while drone attacks have not stopped Nato traffic thru Kp has stopped and the US has shifted its nato traffic to unused balochistan roads...the nato supply routes are a federal matter and teh anti pakistan PPP, MQM and ANP have protested against PTI attitudes and teh refusal by Nawaz Sharif to do anything about it...however Nawaz Sharif has ordered the army to protect Nato traffic in balachistan

mullah Imran

mullah Imran
Imran Khan's antics in Kp seem to suggest to some that he wants to get rid of teh KP government...but Nawaz sharif does not want teh KP yet...others suggest that power and an inability of the center to stop drone attacks in which even people from karachi are killed seems to have created teh sense in teh PTI that they should do something about it...teh mad hatter Altaf Hussein said that imran khan shud order the PAF to attack all drone scrossing over from afghanistan just before he sugegsted that teh JI an alter ego of teh MQM be banned...!!

modern bridge

modern bridge
muzaffarabad modern bridge delayed completion..Erra funds probably drying up

Raheel Shareef

Raheel Shareef
handing over of teh Baton...raheel shareef probably selected becasue of kashmiri origins although Nawaz Sharif only rejected Haroon Aslam who was teh seniormost and the number two was appointed Chairman Joint Chief's...that means he only beat out Lt Genral Tarik and teh ISI chief for teh position...

how the situation changes

how the situation changes
nawaz sharif the great white hope is floundering in what u might say are drone attacks even though there has been no change in teh situation that is despite teh elimination of hakeemullah mehsud...baitullah had been eliminated by zardari and one had felt that nawaz sharif would be able to handle teh TTP but a few months down teh road economics and terrorism seem tobe something that will not change..price hikes and drone attacks many thought would not be the order of teh day...asmatullah shaheen takes over as TTP chief...as many mull teh nature of TTP's retaliation even though teh TTP like teh political parties and teh government blamed teh USA for its nasty anti pakistani attitude...The TTP said it cannot talk to slaves who get everything approved from washington whether it be a new army chief or how to talk to the taleban...!...although many argue that teh US is usually teh main concern for teh army leadership and thus its approval is considered necessary...however many thought that the USA was supporting Lt. general Tariq and everybody was aware of that...

terror

terror
blood and courage have been spent...peace making means changing ones views to accomodate each other and obviously windup terror organizations..at best they can achieve a seperate provincial status for Fata..it also does not mean that terrorism can be allowed to continue...the same applies to teh indian situation...the indian lobby in pakistan characterized by teh friday times and the nawaz sharif lobby seems unable to understand that these policies will only make them further subjugated to india and teh USA...india will not resolve any issue whatever u do...it never has...as for the cartoon a slightly older version of teh situation still depicts the situation after teh last round of TTP terrorism...talks and negotiations can only take place after teh protagonists sit at a table and settle their differences...which means major changes in teh status quo...jirgaism does not work...teh US is not going tobe perturbed by attacks on christians as it hardly matters to them how many die in pakistan...christians are just as much responsible for teh situation as are muslims and other sects...

nawaz sharif

nawaz sharif
a poisoned chalice says teh Dawn after a 100%-200% power tariff hike......recently aur local maulvi issued a statement from his masjid urging people to pay their house taxes to get a 5% relief...many feel that nawaz sharif will end up like this if after all teh privatisation and power tariffs and IMf advice he is perceived as a failure...there is no such thing as impressing the people by kicking them in teh butt...!!!

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

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...

the hatchet man

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

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...

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...

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...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Daily PakistanPolitics Oct 1-15, 2013

  • Oct15-2013--over 5900 arrested over last forty days in karachi
  • Oct15-2013--CDGL seizes tomato trucks 150 of them imported by a PMLn mpa and sells them at reduced rates...
  • Oct15-2013--balochistan gets 11 new ministers in a total of 14
  • Oct15-2013--cases against asif zardari in numerous corruption references restart...the most important being his 6% receipt of commissions in teh SS-cotechna case...only in pakistan can a person so deeply involved in corruption become president...!
  • Oct14-2013--malala yousafzai who is attempting to play two or three sides at once is being called a taleban stooge by many while others regard her as playing a meaningless media game in the west...she can hardly come back to pakistan unless there is a government-taleban truce and getting shot again would obviously make it a difficult job as it is...education in pakistan is a personal matter for most and one can hardly go against tribal and area norms...although many regard pakistan as having a huge educational infrastructure which can still not apparently cater to the peoples needs as educated jobs are increasingly limited by teh governments reluctance to create jobs...the private sector too is not expanding as government privatizes and absorbs needlessly resources which could have gone into real new investments
  • Oct14-2013--11 ministers take oath in balochistan which is being dogged by allegations of an avoidance of governance...!
  • Oct14-2013--NAB to pursue cases against asif zardari and nawaz sharif teh two kingpins of two political parties...related to corrupt investments, corruption,loan defaults, kickbacks and using government resources illegally as well as suspicious allotment of lands...if decided honestly they could end corruption in this country...!
  • Oct13-2013--Imran Khan urges the TTP to accept basic law and teh constitution...killing people thru whichever method is considered a "makrouh action" and such mischief is actionable under islam...since teh tribal areas are almost totally autonomous barring the presence of teh army they donot work under teh constitution...basically teh taleban have to declare that they will not use any method to eliminate ordinary folk...in essence stop terrorism...for any peace deal or negotiations to succeed
  • Oct13-2013--baloch organization claims bomb blast in anarkali...many believe that blasts in lahore are seraiki orchestrated and still others believe that former PPP leaders aitezaz ahsan, gilani and mustafa khar have much todo with teh countries terrorism while still others believe that they are teh work of the three gilani brothers who escaped from islamabad
  • Oct13-2013--The chief justice and teh army chief both appointed by a military dictator who could hang for treason continue to joke with teh people...The army chief jokes that if i am satisfied than it is a democracy...with Nawaz Sharif locking the doors of parliament and making fun of teh people with non existent electricity subsidies and the primeminister unable to fill important military positions many feel that teh country might be moving towards a docile military controlled system with teh people only having teh taleban(malalaisation:is she a taleban stooge..!)to look after them......the SC chief justice mistakenly believes that nobody can topple an elected government or subdue teh judiciary...The Chief justice or SC on teh other hand jokes that teh state industrial system belongs to teh people and not teh government which thinks it belongs to foreigners and teh countries pathetic industrial class...the people ie. the ones who have jobs in PIA and wapda distributers think that they can use electricity and sell tickets to benefit themselves...in that case many feel that teh CJ should intervene to appoint a new army chief, wapda and disco's chiefs and PIA chief and decide an affordable electricity price of say Rs8 for everyone...and stop the use of free electricity by KP and wapda employees and free tickets by PIA employees...nawaz sharif also seems unaware that teh indians are totally anti pakistan and pakistan does not need such friends who will continue to fire across teh LOC with our army and government issuing understanding noises...many feel that pakistan should use its radar evading airforce to bomb the people firing on us from across teh LOC...the chinese and f-16 planes have been repainted with radar evading black chinese paint...
  • Oct12-2013--two soldiers die in a car bomb near wana...as indian shelling in teh LOC Nakial sector kills a boy
  • Oct12-2013--The pathetic Nawaz Sharif urges iran to build gas pipeline for them on this side as well...!
  • Oct12-2013--Nawaz Sharif has turned into a complete dictator as Nepra too without any hearings or requests from Discos reorders teh same highly inflamable electricity rates...in one statement Nepra had teh gall to suggest teh unbelievable that low end users were being given Rs.5 subsidies while those being charged Rs18 were being given Rs2...teh rates suggest no government subsidies of any sort and only high end users are paying for teh poor...the price of electricity is still around Rs.8
  • Oct12-2013--The new NAB takes off with opening off six zardari corruption cases
  • Oct12-2013--The timid pakistani army chief finally after months of indian cross LOC firing repudiates idiotic indian army chief for his irresponsible statements...one can hardly expect teh blind to abbottabad attack pakistan army to be so brave as to infiltrate and fight in occupied kashmir...
  • Oct12-2013--In one of its sanest decisions the Nobel committee gave teh nobel peace prize to the chemical weapons montoring agency(OPCW)...The political bid by malala and the media failed as she has no practical achievement and does not even work in her our country and her statements are similar to most ordinary politicians in teh pakistan...the pakistani governments runs a widespread education system having over 75 universities(government and private) and thousands of schools and colleges as well as teh private sector which has started to challenge in high cost education
  • Oct11-2013--compared to teh countries other trouble plagued provinces azad kashmir has only 150 policemen on VIP duties...!it is a heaven even compared to islamabad
  • Oct11-2013--the islamabad police trying to paste all suicide incidents on the kashmiri gang of terrorists related hamad adil...they have even gained knowledge of a failed attempt to suicide bomb karachi corp commander zaheer ul islam in late 2011
  • Oct11-2013--small terrorist incidences in three provincial capitals...Quetta's city police station was teh site of a cycle blast killing eight...lahores anarkali food street explosion left a man dead...three bombers on a motorcycle died as their bomb exploded in manghopir
  • Oct11-2013--Nawaz sharif regime issues shoot at sight powers ordnance for LEA's
  • Oct10-2013--Abid Sher Ali says that in peshawar's surrounding area 90 PESCO feeders have losses of upto 95% and PESCO faces losses of Rs157 billion because of which there is load shedding of upto twenty hours per feeder...that is the Disco that should be privatized or given to teh chinese to run...!
  • Oct10-2013--sindh destabilizes as six including two policemen are killed in karachi...khairpur shuts down over ASWJ mans killing...and in teh qambar area a tense calm after teh killing of eight in a chandio tribe firefight
  • Oct10-2013--The EC has come out with the ruse that electronic ink should have been used for thumb imprints...many feel that there is no such ink and in most places teh ink was teh local "dollar ink"...if teh EC feels that the complaints are justified than instead of explaining them they should call a new election in those constituencies...The PPP which was non existent in punjab during teh elections is attempting to suggest that election discrepancies clouds teh PMLn mandate...and their loss...they are not going to bounce back that way...although nawaz sharif attitudes might push teh PMLn votes their way although there is no evidence of that yet...however since this is teh first time that ID cards were used the resolution of teh process should be clear...in rawalpindi one does not feel that teh returning officers were at fault as multiple agents have to verify that a vote is not being polled again and again...The PPP has not as yet challenged any individual result given their paucity of votes and the withering of their support base in punjab...
  • Oct10-2013--baloch militants continue to attack relief efforts in awaran and teh reasoning of allowing in foreign participants/ngo's is meaningless in this situation as they would be at much greater risk
  • Oct10-2013--hakimullah mehsud suggests that the US departure from afghanistan will have no effect on their militancy...yesterday the TTP had suggested that teh afghan taleban were financing them...which obviously goes against teh meaning of any talks with teh pakistani government who he says wants only to talk thru teh press...he says he is ready to meet a government jirga but will oppose relations with teh US who are behind attacks on seminaries and teh kafirana nizam of governance...the politicians generally regard teh taleban as anti islamic given their mischief mongering
  • Oct10-2013--nawaz sharif is literally tumbling out of his pre election positions...becoming a fan of musharaf teh way he has in six months been given bail and literally running from his support group...he appointed an englishman as governor punjab..has been unable to appoint/select key military personnel and today somersaulted to appoint secretary foreign affairs as teh US ambassador...he appointed abdul basit as foreign secretary who is best known as a hairless former spokesman of teh foreign office...mohd sadiq, amabassador to afghanistan has been appointed secretary to teh cabinet committee on national security...observers see a shiite tilt among many of the new ambassador appointments. Probably the hussain haqqani-pasha gate affair ended any hope for the appointment of a political ambassador to teh US which probably was according to teh wishes of teh military...!
  • Oct9-2013--The mqm which is generally regarded as having sway over karachis elections has been badly mauled by teh ECP's suggestion that almost all teh votes in NA256 were fraudulent...in two karachi NA seats NADRA has been unable to verify more than a few thousand votes...many feel that that teh MQM rigs the elections by restricting opponents from voting but this observation shows that mqm also extremely dishonest/fraudulent as well as involved in criminal and terrorist activities...
  • Oct9-2013--in what maybe a surprise decision a serving secretary interior with extensive experience of dealing with the top strata is being appointed teh NAB chairman...In nawaz sharifs first stint in power he was appointed to three grade 20 posts at once...ie rawalpindi, islamabad commissioners and CDA chairman and was referred to as in grade 66...he was also ADC to Ziaul haq who was nawaz sharifs mentor...he has had several stints as interior secretary and even worked as a home secretary and has served in teh army for ten years...with many cases being dealt with by NAB including Nawaz sharif cases and possibly new cases against teh PPP he will have his hands full...many regard the acquisition of land in raiwind and building stainless steel palaces etc there during rule as chief ministers as corruption...the general understanding is that teh nawaz sharif factories donot function very well and they have long outstanding loans...others suggest that teh best factories were taken by teh elder sharifs brothers...others feel that he is a person who has let things drift in cases of senior politicos and if he can run NAB as a real organisation than that would be a major surprise...
  • Oct8-2013--A 30 foot section of teh main gas pipeline blows up near sehwan...
  • Oct8-2013--PTI wins PP72 faisalabad with just 23000 votes while PMLn wins PP240 DG Khan with tribal chiefs wife
  • Oct8-2013--two killed in a polio team attack in the badhaber area as police van blows up...
  • Oct8-2013--The slowness of teh PMLn regime is largely due to the failing intellect of Nawaz sharif many suggest as he is getting extremely slow at making important decisions...this is largely reflected by not having an appointment ready on teh retirement of teh chairman joint chiefs...that makes General Kiani teh all in all in teh military domain even though he too is retiring...Nawaz Sharifs slowness is largely due to his advisors having dissimilar views and he is frightened of appointing another musharaf...many feel that he should go via seniority but others suggest that someone who has three years to retire be appointed...this brings into play guys like lt general nasir janjua who are to retire at end 2015...most of teh senior Lt. generals are to retire by the middle of next year...a more youthful lt. general could overcome teh lethargy of teh aging Kiani team...many feel that teh conflict might be caused by the president who is creating problems in selection...others feel that teh appointment of teh joint chief's might be teh stumbling block as three or five senior lt.generals are generally well known...Admiral sandhila many suggest with his unkempt hair might be challenging for the chairman joint chief's position and he should probably have tobe closer and acceptable to the views of teh new army chief...thus the issue could be delayed by upto a month dealing a further blow to the credibility of nawaz sharif as a leader...It is also rumoured that Kiani's retirement decision was largely influenced by corruption allegations...!!while others suggest a rift with teh ISI chief
  • Oct7-2013--Iesco bills for a cooler september have been inflated substantially in the Iesco region says teh dawn...while most protestors are floored by teh high costs of electricity many say that meter readers are just estimating bills and not checking them that causes upto 400-500 additional units being charged
  • Oct7-2013--three soldiers killed in bannu IED blast...five bodies found near iranian border
  • Oct7-2013--amid rumours of a head on conflict between teh army and ISI chiefs General Kiani has announced his resignation from the post of army chief viz Nov 29...This on teh heels of teh comprehensive army failure over a decade in relations with india...india neither wants trade nor peace nor solutions...An army chief who is perceived to let things slide until a natural solution is arrived at(which he calls democracy)...with do nothing rulers like teh PPP he failed in both karachi and Fata and now on teh LOC...It might be a blessing in disguise for nawaz sharif who is slowly and steadily moving towards teh label of being an idiot ruler just like rulers in teh past...Kiani might also have resigned to not create two situations......one now and one in november...help out his proteges and possibly get an ambassadorship or even a senior military position or promotion to Field marshal...many suggest that nawaz sharif the king of do nothings advized kiani and teh ISI chief to resolve things between themselves...Kianis going will relieve teh army from getting stuck in a rut and allow teh natural change that takes place by teh replacement of army chiefs...Kianis supposed successor is literally a politician and has played his cards well suggesting a move from fighting towards diplomacy even as terrorism has gained strength in teh KP towards incidents that have more effect than the almost routine daily terror incidents...rashad mahmood is teh suggested new chief with haroon aslam going to chairman joint chiefs...the ISI chief, raheel sharif and tariq are still regarded as dark horses...kiani has forced Nawaz Sharif to make at least two appointment decisions...lets see if he can withstand the test...many feel that kayani turned teh army into an ISI enclave and point to the inability to deal with IEDs...military intelligence many say failed to contain teh taleban by being unable to assess their strengths, hiding places and constant ability to reinvent terrorism...and teh ISI known to have contacts with everyone became a useless paper pusher...The dawn says that Kiani's reputation was clobbered by teh abbottabad attack in which he apparently played the dumb warrior and literally had a falling out with his mentors teh americans...other allegations include family corruption...memogate and obviously not allowing an organisation to develop by teh normal change of leaderships...he however won praise for not backing out of a losing fight with teh taleban and being a staunch supporter of a terrible system of governance led by corrupt leaders which he watched over and advized but did not topple...he eventually turned into a narcisstic copy of teh real thing...getting hair plugs and getting facials, skin peals and changing new uniforms everyday...many feel that it will be a challenge for any tough military man who replaces him to sit around and watch political incompetence and not be able to do anything about it...
  • Oct6-2013--five shot dead in karachi
  • Oct6-2013--Pakistan has informed india of its involvement in balochistan violence
  • Oct6-2013--two held in nanga parbat killings case ...police cordoned off chilas for 30 hours and carried out a door to door search
  • Oct5-2013--Malala moves into the lead for the nobel peace prize...usually it goes to people with some practical work or inputs...but it would be easy politically to give it to Malala who has developed a worldwide stature although it is not possible for her to do any work practically in her home country
  • Oct5-2013--Government issued photographs suggest that teh military is trying its best to distribute food in awaran despite militant attacks...The federal government as usual has backed out of supporting teh provincial disaster relief despite not having any other program to fund...The CM Balochistan has issued an appeal for international reconstruction aid...a team of punjab mpa's said that they would help out teh baloch government...
  • Oct5-2013--Nawaz Sharif's indian friends fire across teh LOC and kill a young child in teh Kotli sector...
  • Oct5-2013--In what is being attributed as a major change in teh nawaz sharif attitude of moving towards dictatorship rather than ruling thru public support or assembly approval...the FBR instituted a new 2% tax on manufactured products which are already quite expensive...this has not been approved by teh national assembly or the cabinet...this seen in the context of teh withdrawal of teh illegal nawaz sharif notification on raising electricity tariffs suggests that nawaz sharif is now a dictator willing to do things illegally...The SC has already warned teh government that it cannot order an increase in tariff...The process is for Discos to approach nepra and suggest that we are getting electricity at these rates which is around Rs7 and these are the rates they want to offer...nepra generally accords approval without any calculation or hearings...theoretically rates should not be more than Rs10...
  • Oct5-2013--Nawaz Sharif maybe backing out of appointing new military generals from senior personnel...the situation became visible by teh appointment of a major general as a DG ISI(additional)...this reported in teh Daily Times...todays daily times suggests that general Kiani a visible failure at handling teh taleban insurgency maybe appointed Chairman joint chiefs committee with teh additional powers of military appointments and handling teh taleban insurgency...That suggests that nawaz sharif has no confidence in teh top military generals and that could also open teh way to teh appointment of the ISI chief as the COAS..that could also suggest discord amongst the top generals in teh handling by general Kiani of military appointments and the taleban insurgency
  • Oct4-2013--after saeed ajmals candid reactions that an expensive foreign coach was really no good...moin khan states that the hafeez test career maybe over...while there are no automatic suggestions for new openers misbah supported farhat and taufeek umar were not considered...they plucked shan masood out of nowhere and many feel that teh new political players including the rishtadaris of najam sethi maybe coming into play...saeed ajmal also seems to turn on and off and teh coach needs to literally be able to talk tough to players under performing...and doing that in english to pakistans matric pass players is obviously not going to help much...higher fees to players who lose to zimbabwe are obviously a no no with most famous players getting substantial ad and equipment payments...it is sometimes surprising that pakistans best players donot know which bat to play with...pakistans foreign coaches have always failed and just keeping teh players physically fit is not a coaches only job...pakistan maybe going into the SA tests with zulfikar baber as teh second spinner...
  • Oct4-2013--In what could be teh role of teh taleban in teh future...! taleban attack and kill 13 of mullah nabi hanafi's men thru a suicide attack in orakzai...the mullah is accused of killing/having killed a PTI mpa farid khan and belongs to hangu(JUI)...the taleban could be seen as becoming a part of the countries mindless security apparatus...and working on government orders already...? Mullah Barader has been unable to coax afghan militants to meet him in peshawar and now is headed to hajj to have a possible meeting there...teh taleban say that he was still escorted by security personnel
  • Oct4-2013--The PMLn shows its poverty of imagination by suggesting that for a loan of 5 billion payable after three years they are ready to sabotage or mortgage teh countries economy without thought...many feel that the punjab consumers should not be made to pay electricity bills either...the present hiked power tariff means that consumers in punjab and karachi will have to pay teh countries electricity bills...The power minister said that in KP only 3-20% electricity bills were paid in various areas...!The PMLn should remember the fate of teh PPP which turned against teh people...Nawaz Sharif seems unable to understand basic economics as Ishaq Dar fools him into saying only 33% to pay the countries entire electricity bill...The rich these days comprise a mere 5-10%...people who pay more than Rs8 per unit are being overcharged and teh SC should look into that...development charges and subsidies should come out of teh government budget and not out of the pockets of electricity consumers...
  • Oct3-2013--beaurocrats jump into teh lead as possible NAB chiefs...chaudhry rauf and shaukat durrani maybe considered if Nawaz Sharif does not take teh consideration of meaningful consultation as being over and appoint a person not rejected by teh opposition...politicians now feel that beaurocrats have been sufficiently subdued to not attack government leaders and are more amenable to political advice...
  • Oct3-2013--will it be teh tough commando haroon aslam or the meek navy chief asif sandhila...as teh chairman joint chiefs...many feel that haroon aslam would be better able to plan and handle teh taleban insurgency as army chief viz teh status quo oriented general kiani. Many suggest that teh mild work oriented raheel sharif as better suited to teh position of joint chief...it is thought that the more political rashad mahmood is considered a favorite for the position of army chief...
  • Oct3-2013--bomb blast at chaman border post kills six including one Fc man...suicide bomber walked in from afghanistan with a donkey cart..two soldiers killed near mashkay in earthquake zone by a bomb attack...in karachi two TTP men killed in a shootout with rangers while four other militants killed in a shootout with CID police on Hub river road...the four fron TTP mohmand apparently had been picked up several days ago according to teh TTP...
  • Oct3-2013--The PMLn regime which apparently lacks the ability or courage to implement pro peopel policies is finding out that its thoughtless raise of power tariffs and we dont know how to run PIA but a few industrialists do is causing almost open mockery...The SC which seems to be backing out of defending teh rights of teh people mildly told teh minister that they had better reconsider what they were doing...
  • Oct3-2013--continuing on the dehati aurat scenario manmohan quipped that nawaz sharif also does not look like a dehati elder and he should go and deal with PIA being from a small country rather than think of being a world leader...!!!many are suggesting that nawaz sharif was advising manmohan on how to rush thru pakistan to help his faltering karzai in afghanistan...!! he apparently suggested that i built the motorway just for u...the indian army!!this as teh indian army chief suggested that he is handling 30 infiltrators from pakistan with great difficulty...
  • Oct2-2013--The governments misconceived tariff hike for domestic consumers comes in for flak from teh SC which suggested that teh government recover dues rather than order an inconsiderate price hike...government already recovering any losses even six months old as FPA...most of the hikes are being used to subsidize the lower ranks of customers and pay for governments inefficiencies which teh government should be doing from its own resources...most of the higher slabs are already paying upto 100% over teh price that teh electricity costs the Discos...the government in one go has suggested an increase in costs of over 400-600 billion which seems tobe beyond anyones understanding
  • Oct2-2013--the indian primeminister continues his negative tirade against pakistan despite having hanged ajmal kasab for teh bombay attacks...all teh others involved have been from india or the USA..pakistan also blamed india for arms smuggling and training baloch saboteurs...but pakistan only wanted india to stop its flagrant violation of teh LOC ceasefire and teh indians actions against LeT leaders which accusations according to pakistan are baseless and without any evidence
  • Oct2-2013--mqm activist arrested for murder of a senior lawyer and eight others while mqm protests recovery of indian arms from an mqm office and arrest of a few mqm hitmen...the mqm becoming largely inconsequential as it refuses to support teh operation to eliminate all hitmen from karachi which it used to lament all the time...!
  • Oct1-2013--In what can be called a massive increase in electricity prices which is unprecedented and sees people using over 300 units getting bills of over Rs.6500...subsidy now only remains for people using less than 50 units or 1-100 units...all other slabs will be charged at 100% over teh electricity rates charged to an electricity company...the maximum rate jumps to Rs.18...with reduction in slabs to one rates will jump for the top consumers...rates for 300-700 have jumped to Rs16...many suggest that this is teh biggest injustice with teh people of pakistan and many are calling for the removal of nawaz sharif as primemminister...prices of petrol raised to around Rs113.50
  • Oct1-2013--drone attack kills three in north waziristan
  • Oct1-2013--rockets land near balochistan chief minister on visit to awaran
  • Oct1-2013--moderate Ulema call on teh taleban and PMln to stop fighting
  • Oct1-2013--twelve shot dead in possible sectarian and political attacks in karachi as two bank robbers are gunned down
  • Oct1-2013--controversy continues over whether nawaz sharif derided manmohan singh as an idiotic village woman...which some says is translated as a village hag or nicely a dehati aurat...teh BJP a traditional anti pakistan hindu party was up in arms over teh issue and said it was an insult to india...manmohan singh said that he expected more pro india actions from nawaz sharif...nawaz sharifs attitude of blaming his military has not gone down well in pakistan...
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recovered guns

recovered guns
the mqm says the karachi operation has made no difference apart from reducing their skullduggery or importance...muslim leaguers say there has been a reduction in crimes like bhatta and killings...The bhatta's are usually controlled by teh mqm...while violence in lyari has not totally ended..bank robberies which are said tobe controlled by teh TTP and tribal security guards are said tobe on teh rise...however teh mqm was unable to convince nawaz sharif that they were being victimized...rangers operation to continue...

hitmen

hitmen
karachis hitmen are on teh run and are being picked up all over teh country...a few mqm hitmen caught with an indian submachine gun...

cops

cops
pakistani lady cops...present and future...one almost looks like a ninja...!

rangers Rule

rangers Rule
rangers Rule...In karachi rangers start arresting those that inrtelligence wala's are pointing out as responsible for the problems...while others suggest that they are just picking up undercover operatives rather than teh actual miscreants or culprits...the situation can only improve if teh perpretrators are picked up without political considerations

NS policies

NS policies
nawaz sharifs policies generally betray a hope that problems will be solved rather than having an actual direction...on terrorism their hope is that eventually teh terrorists will regard his governance as better...while there is not teh usual clammer of judicial scrutiny and corruption the one man show many believe will need to get going in many directions...however others suggest that his government can only emerge by teh end of the year when teh remnants of teh musharaf regime are removed from key positions...!..one commentator suggested that nawaz sharif is building tunnels so that terrorists can get to their favorite places faster...!!!

foreign minister?

foreign minister?
pakistan has no foreign minister and thus cannot handle a simple case of indian allegations which they are bad at handling anyway as they regard their armed forces of doing things without informing teh government...this group seems to think that its job is to mediate between the indians an unruly antagonistic enemy at best and teh pakistan army...they should realize that this is how indians negotiate with wild accusations and no enemy is going to favor us if we dont fight like brave men...nawaz sharif should learn to stand up for pakistan...there is no peace processs anyway...!if our army can strike five kilometers behind a barbed wire fence than give them medals and tell teh indians to go to hell...thats what happens with backchannel diplomacy...manmohan singh who is seen as losing to his younger more anti pakistan rivals might have been advised to try raising his election chances in 2014...again...?

dollar

dollar
the dollar in teh kerb market reaches 103 rupees which is just enough to buy a kilo of tomatos..!!!

corp commanders

corp commanders
as teh corp commanders study the abbottabad commission report they ask for an inquiry into who released or sold the report to al jazeera...many feel that had it not been for teh photo of teh quaid the generals would be jumping up and down with laughter at how they manage to fool teh people again and again...only one general can manage a chuckle as they look this way and that...seemingly the generals not too supportive of the nocoup kiani...

already bored with teh problems

already bored with teh problems
the three PMLn leaders who will have to address the problems...already tired out...mooch nahin to kuch nahin thinks nawaz sharif...better keep my mouth shut thinks shahbaz... and for ishaq dar...its time to sleep...

the picturesque elections

the picturesque elections
dawn makes the elections look picturesque...the startling reds along teh border look quite protective from teh independent natured fata tribals and teh JUIf also strung out along the balochistan border...punjab dominated by the PMln and some independents...many feel that teh PPP's negative campaign ad's, not our responsibility or problem attitude(the PPP and Mqm took responsibility for nothing) and seraiki(Gilani's--they can do no wrong) campaign created the negative effect amongst punjab to totally reject teh PPP...so much so that the punjabi's in their reactions also almost wiped out the PTI too who are much nicer than teh PPPP...u can see shah mahmood qureshis red seat protecting sindh from india...!the northernmost seat won by teh boycotting musharaf party...and a huge area in sindh won by teh PMLf and independents...six hues in balochistan

floods

floods
over 1.5 million people affected by floods and over 350 relief camps setup with distribution of food in some areas

meet the people

meet the people
This is NA-48 islamabad...where a politician can still venture out to shake hands...with most politicians hiding behind concrete walls or in england like altaf hussein and bilawal bhutto.... Asad Umar teh sindh technocrat and PTI candidate tries to meet the people teh traditional way while his JI opponent mian aslam plies teh iftari trade with others barely moving...many say the karachiite asad umar is an outsider but so was javed hashmi...

polio drops

polio drops
polio drops baloch style

lunda bazaar ka budget

lunda bazaar ka budget
teh PMLn's second hand budget is aptly being called rubbish by most people...sales tax on lunda bazaar items...!The PMLn being fooled into thinking that usless government employees represent teh awam...?many feel that teh PMLn just added nothing to a caretaker budget ready for teh IMF conditionalities...we have already done what u asked crowed the brainless Ishaq Dar...doubled gas prices asked teh IMF team leader......?...the budget can barely pay for the fauj and interest payments...!!

the economy

the economy
will BISP go or will it be reformed for PMln workers too....despite Farzana raja's linguistics it seemed mean't for PPP wives(loans for teh rich a thousand for teh worker)...Nawaz Sharif who sometimes looks as if he has just come after closing his grocery store might actually run a good economy...however current concerns suggest that he will have to rush into teh electricity imbroglio for which he suggests paying teh IPP's...but there is no gas and sometimes no furnace oil...shift to coal...but is coal available...! difficult decisions...can he go after one issue and satisfy teh people...he could if he keeps softsoaping teh people...but if he just wants to sleep in teh primeminister house like teh PPP he will be in trouble...on drones he says he will be teh armies mouth piece who dont want to stop them...however a little less load shedding and ending drone attacks can make him glide thru teh five years

nato tankers burn

nato tankers burn
nato tankers burn in landikotal as PTI submits a bill to allow government to use armed force to stop drone attacks...!

PPP' prices...

PPP' prices...
PPP's prices...milk at Rs70/80 whether packed or fresh...electricity and gas prices have also tripled...at the united bakery cake rusk used tobe Rs.60 now they are Rs.130...packed milk ..now there is no difference between skimmed milk and full cream milk...

PPP's price hike economy continues

PPP's price hike economy continues
bijli aur atta aur petrol...aur free tractor

imran recuperating

imran recuperating
imran goes home...

problems of the past

problems of the past
these three have been problems for the last five years...unable to deal with terrorism as well as their own militia's...for five years they killed each other...now out of government they are again accused of terrorising each other...som even blame them of orchestrating attacks on themselves to gain sympathy...nobody wants them around anymore...nationalist sindhis too think that they are involved in all sorts of troublemaking...hopefully they will become problems of teh past permanently...

abnormal elections

abnormal elections
2008 elections data...the last three elections have been abnormal...In 1997 the PPP was swept away by nawaz sharif...2002 was held under the military umbrella...2008 might have been normal but Benazir was assassinated and while teh PPP did get some sympathy vote it unfortunately swept towards teh PMLq instead who were credited at teh time with having had her eliminated...there was also teh supposed seat adjustments(london agreement) between teh PPP and teh PMLn...imran and the teh JI also boycotted...So this election could be teh first normal one in sixteen years ...but terrorism and corruption has pushed PPP into hiding while the terrorists are gunning for teh bad coalition partners of teh PPP... the ANP and MQM...while teh mqm has a solid vote bank and nobody is able to play politics in karachi given teh mqm penchant of eliminating all opponents mohajirs or others...the ANP could suffer or be given credit for silly bravura...KP is usually an open book and teh situation could change there...u will notice that the PMLn did well in punjab but the PPP kept up with its sindh and Kp seats...nawaz sharif is now considered more national and teh PPP more sindhi although his basic fight could be a straight one to one with teh PTI in punjab while teh PPP and PMlq try to eke out a few seats here and there...!

elections

elections
the data on teh 1997, 2002 and 2008 elections...an image showing teh population explosion in pakistan over a hundred years...and the green map shows teh pakistani electoral constituences...u can see details of each constituency at dawn.com... http://dawn.com/constituency-profile-party-position/

article 6

article 6
will musharaf eventually hang for treason under article 6...apart from two coup plotters who died under house arrest and one whose c-130 fell from teh sky this could be teh appropriate way for a nation to say that teh judiciary can also handle the army occupations of power...some of the same judiciary approved musharaf's army rule for three years without a constitutional basis however he in teh end had tobe forced to remove his uniform but went out fighting teh judiciary on teh streets...maybe he too will seek teh constitutional protection against being sentenced for bad decisions...presidential coup plotters immunity...?

meaningless advertisments

meaningless advertisments
are meaningless advertisements corruption...The ECp is wasting a lot of money on advertising which is not necessary

The dictator

The dictator
u wud think that musharaf was a dictator but think again...look at teh picture above...the real dictator...everything that anybody did came to him and he beat everything with a big stick but jailed no one...he had to relax however after his son was found tobe teh most corrupt in the peoples rule...a son who got sifarish into medical school...was sent to FIA for training and than ended up in a money extortion racket...

weak and unsure

weak and unsure
a visibly weakened Bilawal Zardari stands alone at teh ZAB grave...weakened by a party more interested in wealth and corruption...thinking probably how Zab's party reached this pathetic stage...trying at this late stage he shifts power from the embattled phoopi to the corruption tainted and a do nothing disqualified primeminister...pirs, nawab's and sardars the PPP will have to realize are not teh people they want...to ensure his power he will have to select his own leadership... carrying along suspect and damaged goods might not be the way to go...

a smiling caretaker

a smiling caretaker
Mir Hazar Khan Khoso...from jafarabad becomes teh caretaker primeminister...he served in teh superior judiciaries for 17 years from 1977 and was Chief justice of teh BHC and federal shariat court...retiring in 1994...age 84

happy new year

happy new year
happy new year 2013...2000 were killed in karachi in 2012...malala was shot and her father became a UN advisor...a primeminister was kicked out by the courts for not writing a swiss letter but not for corruption...zardari became acceptable to nawaz sharif...terrorism ruled teh roost...sectarianism became worse in gilgit, balochistan and karachi...polio drops became more famous..inzamam became a coach beard and all...a caretaker could not be selected...taleban attacked airports and invaded bannu jail...and killed bilour..akhter mengal flew in to see teh CJ and refused tobe the caretaker...altaf hussein continued to pillage and plunder karachi...the nato pipeline became acceptable..rimshah the blasphemy accused was relocated after the courts freed her...CNG disappeared...government said we have legislated the people can go to hell..shabaz sharif they say likes being called sher shah soori...the PPP disliked his sasti roti,ring roads, overheads, free laptops and 60 billion metro...and a pakistani documentary won an oscar..we have sherry rehman as US ambassador who has calmed Us relations as teh americans want to leave teh area...she is in a post which was earlier occupied by the mango crate accused..and some say she told benazir to stand up in the pajero and wave to teh terrorists...!!!good, bad and ugly..

quran khwani

quran khwani
with everything happening on teh street these days with government almost completely isolated from teh people seminary students read teh quran on islambads jinnah highway to protest or pray for those who lost their lives in recent events...bomb blasts and killing of seminary students and religious scholars have been common in this government

gas pipeline

gas pipeline
the PPP's slow coach mentality finally gets the gas pipeline from iran started just a few days near the end of its government...It took the PPP almost 19 years and people will have to wait another two to three years to see if it has any effect on electricity production or falling gas supplies in winter...with punjab suffering teh brunt of teh PPP obfuscation one doubts that they will be able to meet winter supplies...winters have seen almost total gas shutdowns for domestic users for teh last three years...with suggestions that it will be mostly used for power plants the domestic user is set to suffer continuous problems...the various governments tried different solutions such as an under sea pipeline from qatar or a much longer pipeline from turkmenistan but finally had to succumb to the most expensive gas in teh world from iran...various strategic interests worked against teh pipeline and had it not been for the afghanistan imbroglio some US giant would have been able to build a pipeline from turkmenistan...teh PPP could not negotiate a good price and than refused to fund its construction from government revenues or even ask its own organizations to build it...finally teh cost will be paid by consumers who are teh ones to suffer in almost all PPP decision making...

house burnings

house burnings
christians house being burned in lahore's badami bagh area

mass burial

mass burial
mass burial of quetta blast victims...of teh 87 most were hazaras with 31 afghan refugees

state of education

state of education
75% children drop out between class 1 and ten...teachers attendance is highest in Fata...in rural areas 78% mothers and 53% fathers are uneducated or partially educated

unmatched cruelty

unmatched cruelty
the indians cruelty is only matched by teh US who killed Ossama ben laden and than drowned him at sea...another unfiled grave...no wonder how many others teh indians have buried in tihar jail...many however suggest tongue in cheek that teh indians actually handed over ajmal kasab and afzal guru to pakistan and now cannot provide even their dead bodies...There seemed no reason for not handing over ajmal kasab's remains or those of afzal guru for burial by their families...!

kashmir

kashmir
the puny nature of teh kashmir movement as india hangs afzal guru a kashmiri rehriwala for attacking the indian parliament...like rehman malik the indians suspended the telehone service in kashmir and a statewide curfew was in place

pakistans political crooks

pakistans political crooks
pakistans outgoing political crooks...the supposed national assembly...usually richer than teh people they were unable to understand and solve teh peoples problems...for teh first time they just sat around doing nothing as teh people suffered their shortcomings...having 13 trillion to spend they achieved nothing apart from teh highest inflation, price hikes, gas shortages, horrendous killings, terrorism and electricity shutdowns...while they spent, ate(food and corruption), travelled and dressed up lavishly at teh peoples cost...pakistan can see no real use for an assembly in teh future if it cannot direct spending into useful or necessary avenues..."as they say in punjabi kha pi ke dakar wi ni marde..."

longlines

longlines
The long daily CNG lines epitomize the third year of almost non existent gas supplies in the northern areas of the country...what gas is available is sucked in by the CNG compressors and there is usually no gas until midnight for domestic consumers...many suggest that sindh which supplies most of teh gas alongwith balochistan should also be made to suffer by stopping sindh's water supplies...

MBS

MBS
i dont think that is recognizable as Ferozepur road...but that in the middle is teh Metro Bus system dedicated corridor, jangla and electric elevators..lets see how long it lasts...we have seen almost two or three different bus factories including volvo and mack and several different transport systems including varan since teh famed PRTC which at least went everywhere...now lahoris are going to travel on turkish and chinese buses...?..Some of teh new buses are difficult to climb on/ as they have no stairs...

eid a e milad

eid a e milad
the eid milad celebrating a normal event in islam...the prophets birthday...the sunni's try to bring a happier image to islam in contrast to shiites who attempt to denigrate the prophets image and propagate rona dhona or mourning...

jirga's,janglas...

jirga's,janglas...
changing times in punjab and fata...?jirgas in islamabad... I-11 katchi abadi discuss negotiations with CDA,lahore outgrew pervez elahis's underpasses...now it is canal road expansions, ring road loops, expensive overheads and shabaz sharifs grandeuse and famous jangla bus service... teh lahore Metro bus service...a 27 km dedicated corridor for chinese buses... and soldiers guard polio drop vaccinators in bajaur...!

threat masters

threat masters
the threat masters ...one a canadian mullah with a television audience flew into teh country and was emboldened by a huge jalsa in lahore...immediately threatened a two million march on islamabad and hold it for months as in tahrir square..the other issued threats by terrorists against teh march...the TTP says it is not concerned by teh march

tough commandos

tough commandos
tough looking elite force commandos who are smarter than our usually fat SHO's participate in a walk in faisalabad..maybe they should replace all SHO's with elite force commandos...!

police protection

police protection
after police protection to ministers,mna's, mpa's, chief ministers, governors, presidents,judges, beaurocrats, politicians, shiites, mosques etc. teh polio workers also achieve police protection in rawalpindi...i wonder if any policemen are left for normal duties

the bearded coaches

the bearded coaches
bearded coaches...with the success of mushtaq in teaching teh english spinners to spin teh ball pakistan brought in izamam ul haq as a batting coach...a consistent batsman who believed in hitting teh first ball for four...building confidence is the key...he says...u should eat paratha's he told afridi to improve his batting and mental approach...runs not good for shampoo sales replied afridi...inzamam also told him he should bat like an expert...he replied i have already learned how to hold a bat and not throw it at teh spectators...what more do u want...a few more runs probably...afridis record suggests that he does not last for more than 20-30 balls and has a low batting average...although occasionally he is able to hit the ball...both inzamam and afridi regarded as indians in pakistani cricket!

karachi constituencies

karachi constituencies
at the moment karachi and malir has 18 mqm members and two PPP mna's...the situation suggests that while teh consituencies have variations in populations the mqm can easily win most seats with no one else as committed to just an ethnic group...12 outright mohajir areas and another two because no other ethnic group dominates...many suggest that altaf should like some competition or he should give eight seats to other ethnic groups...a more realistic mix would bring different ethnicities into parliament...malir, karachi central, east and to a lesser extent karachi south are dominated by teh mqm...with teh left side by sindhis and others...with balochis controlling the lyari area...with no other opposition and having wiped out possible opponents teh mqm literally can dictate terms...but it is regarded as unable to control law and order and on the street has opposition from other armed groups...

people demanding polio shots

people demanding polio shots
not the people...but the qilla abdullah near the afghan border in balochistan-health deptt demonstrates for poilio shots...!

the poor that asif zardari neglects as he subsidixes teh rich

the poor that asif zardari neglects as he subsidixes teh rich
the poor that are neglected as asif zardari subsidizes the rich..teh floods are a bygone memory but teh government despite adequate resources does not give these affectees even adequate handouts to live...recently the primeminister suggested to the SC that wasting $200 million on a useless RPP should be seen as encouraging investment...?KESC an electricity utility recently told teh government that it should not be asked to return Rs.4.5 billion in overcharging to hapless electricity consumers in karachi...!

rehman maliks security

rehman maliks security
mullahs may have extremist groups but they are very democratic...protesting in islamabad against teh student killers(mqm) of karachi seminaries and rehman malik's security..MOI and the army take teh easy way out for security...blocking roads to teh GHQ and presidency with containers, cement blocks and walls and keeping as far away from terrorists...they wont arrest them even if they know who they are...? such methods were always ineffective against rioters...!

muddled

muddled
the muddled system of governance in which Iftikhar chaudhry is the expert with a weak military leader and a pathetic onlooking PPP government....with no way to change provincial and federal ministers or even chief ministers apart from contempt of court the system has stalled and refuses to budge...The PPP fails in every domain... even Bisp looks damaged on analysis..The chief justice now suggesting a coalition with parliament to change things...but the dubious parliament which seems to avoid even teh onlooking status seems powerless to deal with hoodwinking government leaders....

dawn pictures...

dawn pictures...
pictures from teh daily dawn today from top left...corn on teh cob sells for Rs10 a piece compared to paisa 25 in 1963...riots in karachi, homeless in islamabad, miserable workers,sabirnazar cartoon with a pakistani drone --missiles as suicide bombers, bomb blast in peshawar,obama wins with teh solid black vote,teh isi's chief minister--who can thumb his nose at teh army chief and primeminister,laptops but no teachers in a DG khan school,killings in karachi,happy punjabi girls,nato supply security....it used tobe so much easier with only corrupt mohajir officials, and teh police responsible for politicians and ghunda's and crime...now industrialists, agriculturists , politicians, faujis, judiciary, ISI, mqm, taleban... everyone loots teh country with the people only having a vote left...

what was raja doing in laos...

what was raja doing in laos...
what was raja doing in laos..., apparently like most untrained pakistanis adjusting a language head set which he had never seen before...teh thai premier was already up and running...while the chinese leader surreptitiously tried to suggest to cambodia's former guerrilla leader that he could help him...!

USaid

USaid
new jersey needs USAID...the thinking on sandy has many options... that allah will have to keep doing that until teh US becomes a peaceful ally...hafiz saeed sued for peace by suggesting that token pakaid be sent to the USA...while many urged the US government to provide free oil tankers and elctricity on the patterns of teh nato oil tankers...others pointed to the need for US armed forces to be in new jersey rather than in afghanistan......while democrats saw it as a god send for their evil machiavelllian drone bomber and ossama killer...

fighting the taleban

fighting the taleban
fighting the taleban is a meaningless exercise according to teh government which leaves it to the army to beat them up whenever they can..a young girl can only fight the taleban in relatively normal times..ziauddin should takeover from his daughter the political aspects and as teh zardaris have found out there is no point in being killed doing anything...while many suggest that the ziauddins could be relocated to england and close down their school...malala can return when she has grownup...ziauddin can himself stand in elections and achieve some aspects of their dreams...

the chinese

the chinese
with the sharifs in their sixties...does shabaz sharif have athritis...every one can get along with the chinese barring perhaps the US...the sharifs and PTI say teh chinese are no problem...shabaz sharif has been running into problems with his son in law being arrested for collusion with teh elite force in beating up a bakery employee.....a day in jail and become a politician for life...many suggest that the shabaz sharif clan has been generally knocked out by teh nawaz sharif clan and he lacks an heir apparent...the present courts have upto now not put any politician behind bars for good whatever they may do...

the PPP's faults

the PPP's faults
sho qilla gujar singh for interior minister...teh emanicipated gujjar singh sho want's peaceful protests like teh dawn...?photo of children protests wont change teh way jews and christians think of islam and learn to stop insulting its prophet and teachings and way of dress...the third photo shows teh PPP price hikes which many say the PPP has designed for rural landlords like zardari, hina rabbani, chaudhry shujaat and their children to dance with joy at their tax free bounties...but the people as imran khan says are limping with malnutrition with teh high costs of basic foods...

west indies

west indies
the west indies with their finger dancing and overall play defeated the sri lankans and became 2020 champions...having teh spinners and batting of samuels and gayle

islam protests

islam protests
dawn expresses fear and loathing for islamic protestors in islamabad as they try to invade teh diplomatic enclave and fight policemen and set fire to police kiosks and get tear gassed

violent protests

violent protests
despite a government attempt to takeover teh protest with an ishq a rasul holiday widespread demos, riots, bank and cinema burnings, atm lootings, vehicle burning alongwith peaceful rallies...government policies of trade with india and US subjugation seen as meaningless when teh people have to suffer...government only intune with the rich lobbies and the agriculltural sector

baloch floods

baloch floods
balochistan floods: farmer swims for his life with his bed and lota

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