problems

problems
an unwary nawaz sharif has sat out the dharna's which have left behind just dirt and grime..a pathetically weak sharif clan has been left with its ego in tatters as the courts try to make sense of the problems...the government could still be jettisoned thru one of the many court cases which includes how a primeminister appoints an unqualified daughter to oversee a Rs100 billion program...the other problem looming is the almost 200 polio cases...in the picture a pukhtun girl is forced to take polio drops...

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 ...!

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 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...!!!

Pakistans history...on indian relations

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

Wednesday, 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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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...

IDP's

IDP's
the innocent children...the problems for half a million people including feeding them...a 40000 que of people...we hope it is not the continuous jugglery between peace and war and hope the army realizes that the taleban ammunition factories are more a matter of personal expertise...the army should do its job and not yearn for public adulation...or support...!and is it bad to say that General Kiani and teh PPP were wimps...!

IDP's

IDP's
internally displaced people stream out of north waziristan to avoid teh conflict

Unable to handle

Unable to handle
pakistan security agencies are really unable to handle terrorists seeing what happened at the karachi airport...laxity is a pakistan institutional disease...while said to have blocked the terrorists...the cargo terminal was destroyed as well as part of teh PIA engineering base with numerous deaths...the tragedy of the cold storage is even more heart rending where workers hiding in their were incinerated despite making pleas to authorities on their mobile phones...

altaf hussein dies...

altaf hussein dies...
the terrorist extortionist who ran from his people and never came back... altaf hussein living in luxury at teh cost of karachiites is arrested in london after 400000 pounds found hidden in his house...and the budget ...at best a pile of paper for teh people...

dancing partners

dancing partners
In attempts to force teh army or the people to topple the nawaz sharif governance dancing partners are changing and the militaries slaves are even trying a hand at populism despite being landed,religious ,industrial and foreign...

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...

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...

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...

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...!!!

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...

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...!!

the hatchet man

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

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

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

modern bridge

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

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...

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...

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

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

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...!

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...

blast

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

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...!

marseilles

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

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..!

trojan's

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

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

taekwondo

taekwondo
a brave muslim girl practices teh martial arts in india

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...!

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 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...!

who is hiding under the militaries boot...!...

who is hiding under the militaries boot...!...
now go hide under the navies shoes u have caused us enough problems...!...many say he shifted to karachi so that he could get ECL relief from the Sindh High Court where there are more mohajir judges...

jumping into teh devils lap

jumping into teh devils lap
as teh rumour mill started to suggest who dunnit in teh Hamid Mir case teh mqm jumped into teh PPP lap as usual and some suggest ad nauseum...!...teh dead bodies being dumped around not withstanding...!

the change...

the change...
the military-geo crosshairs..imran khan threatens election results...i know so many faujis too...!!

going even further than normal

going even further than normal
iftikhar chaudhry might have been after judicial dictatorial power but the present CJ is pretty bonkers too...he has announced a new interpretation of blasphemy which apparently includes attacks on any minority place of worship...that might be stretching blasphemy a bit too far which the civil soceity opposes...many suggest that teh government should stop propagating sects and even religious holidays as it might get complicated having to remember bhudda's birthday along with that of jesus and prophet muhammed(pbuh)

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...

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...!!!

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

polio drops

polio drops
polio drops baloch style

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

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...

imran recuperating

imran recuperating
imran goes home...

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...!

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...?

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...

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

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

house burnings

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

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

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..."

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...

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...!

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