political dementia

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

the scowler

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

Mario Puzo...

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

military justice

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

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

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

the counter american

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

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

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

foreign policy

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

a sage

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

a possible 2018 primeminister

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

The new and old

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

the chinese juggernaut

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

the kashmiris

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

internal security

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

karachi--the mohajirs have arrived

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

ethics

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

flag waving

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

the chinese

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

bluntly corrupt

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

muk muka

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

attitude and wrong impressions

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

and in the Us

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

syria...

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

who is teh problem...!

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

raheel shareef

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

corruption Inc...

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

the interiors funny side

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

trucks

trucks
the new truck

PIA

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

current politics

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

NSA

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

extreme soceity

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

problems for the rich in pakistan

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

the new justice system

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

the fauj

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

iran...!

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

what kashmiri's can expect...!

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

Pakistans history...on indian relations

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Daily PakistanPolitics Sept 1-15, 2014

  • Sept15-2014--the IHC CJ ordered the release of 650 march participants while police arrested another 400 for violating section 144...things are no longer tense and even the police are moving towards normality checking vehicles, arresting etc...with the army backing out for the present the tense sharifs also tried to appear normal with literally almost no one issuing any anti imran statements...many now believe that unless the SC issues some surprising decision the effect of the container gate will steadily decline and many suggest that it has become almost like a Hyde Park with two politicians making meaningless speeches...Imran Khan made certain that all police officers knew that he will be a heavy handed pathetic traditional ruler and not let those troubling him into any position if he ever becomes a ruler...!
  • Sept15-2014--The PMLn claims that the PTI top brass is just as bad as other tax evading bussiness tycoons and politicians ...they said people like Jehangir Tareen had multiple factories and a 7100 canal farmhouse with an airstrip in Lodhran and was a tax evading sugar tycoon...they also said that pervez khattak and Asad Qaiser had six and five relatives in the assemblies or in key positions in KP...They also said the PTI singers were tax evaders and lied about their incomes...he said that sheikh rashid called the chinese bad bussinessmen and that they sold us substandard goods and do number stuff...
  • Sept15-2014--Javed Hashmi said that Imran Khan lied to him often...and that several top PTI leaders visited rawalpindi(GHQ) several times...he suggested that former ISI wala's like Hameed Gul had been predicting the removal of the government while Imran Khan told him the SC would remove the government and order new elections while sheikh rashid said that army generals would appear before the SC and get the government removed...Javed Hashmi seems disappointed at the failure of the PTI to topple Nawaz Sharif...
  • Sept15-2014--The floods diminish as bunds are blown or burst and waters at panjand not expected to cause trouble...about 219 have died in the floods...
  • Sept15-2014--three FC men die when militants fired mortars at a base in Spinwam area of north waziristan...three militants killed in Bara and one Levies man in Pishin
  • Sept14-2014--In 2013-14 the government paid around $7 billion in debt repayments...pakistan does not have dollar problems due to the continuous increase in remmittances and substantial exports...however imports are higher than exports and the balance is mopped from the kerb, the IMF dole and foreign aid...consequently dollar rates move backup...
  • Sept14-2014--ongoing high floods continue to cause problems as the flooded chenab reaches the heart of seraiki territory
  • Sept14-2014--The Punjabi Taleban led by asmatullah muavia have given up their armed struggle started after the lal masjid invasion...they mounted several high profile terror attacks and many were killed in drone attacks...apparently they will now concentrate on tableegh...
  • Sept14-2014--In Quetta three security men killed in a bomb blast
  • Sept14-2014--PTI protestors mount a rowdy protest outside the F-8 police station as prisoners belonging to the two groups were being transported to jail...imran Khan threatened the two IG's of punjab and islamabad...interior minister says this is not a crackdown and nobody being arrested indiscriminately...
  • Sept13-2014--Nawaz Sharif calls a cabinet meeting after almost a hundred days...sullen and sombre...
  • Sept13-2014--Imran and Qadri end talks after they said that 300 activists had been arrested...the police have been trying to initiate action against those that invaded parliament and the PTV HQ...the protestors have been behaving like the police ...beating policemen...using sticks, stones and shields, blocking streets and even acting as security men...attacking government buildings and one supposedly even firing into the crowd....prominent among the arrested is the music man DJ Butt who as arrested seperately for using illegally loud loudspeakers...police say they have recovered some arms too
  • Sept13-2014--navy reluctantly admits that its serving officials attempted to hijack a frigate and smuggled arms onto a ship...at least three were arrested from balochistan where they were trying to escape to afghanistan
  • Sept13-2014--The army again insisted thru its spokesman that it was not the scriptwriter for the present situation...in the early days Qadri had insisted that he had a corp commander locked in...and many insist that Imran Khan was taking orders from someone...its better that the army spokesman is issuing statements because after a coup the army chief takes over that job too..however local and Reuter reports suggest that some generals... there are usually upto twenty taking part in a corp comamnders conference were eager to assist Imran Khan force Nawaz Sharif out of a job...it is reported that at least five generals supported taking action however the army chief apparently...rthe army overruled...the army chief's role in the talks ended by his telling Nawaz Sharif that they want you to resign which the PMLn rejected...the spokesman also explained that the PTV HQ was not one of the five buildings that the army was asked to protect...spokesman also said that ten involved in the attack on Malala were arrested over teh apst year
  • Sept10-2014--A case in the PHC has caused notices to be issued to the KP Chiefminister and Speaker to explain why they are absent from their jobs and participating in a non KP related sitin in islamabad...the PHC can ask them to return to their jobs or be fired under article 190 of the constitution for aberrant behaviour..
  • Sept10-2014--pakistan looking for a new spinner as legendary saeed ajmal has been banned by the ICC...saeed ajmal bending his arm a bit too much and many believe that he cant spin and bounce the ball both ways without doing that...he should be put out to stud many say and a new younger leg spinner and offspinner should be selected...even afridi is regarded as way past his prime and looking pretty unfit... an option to replace him should also be studied rather than carry him to the world cup and another ignominous failure...
  • Sept10-2014--65 killed in bombings in remoter areas of northwaziristan such as the shawal valley and dattakhel gnerally infested with militants
  • Sept10-2014--a mosque collapses in daroghawal lahore killing 22 and they get a a substantial compensation of 1.6 million each...!
  • Sept10-2014--The CJ is hearing a case filed by numerous people to restrict the PTI/PAT/army from unconstitutional acts and why the right of way of numerous people is blocked by the demos...!
  • Sept10-2014--a war has broken out in karachi suggesting that the people that the Rangers killed were really not behind the karachi mayhem...others say the main culprits are still the PPP and MQM...many say that the shiites wanted the governance of karachi...at the moment they support the mqm...four killed in karachi amongst them a cleric...many suggest that they are retaliations for an earlier killing of a shiite politician...altaf hussein not really a nice person many say...if the Rangers can still not identify motorcycle killers in a karachi infested with video camera's than not much can be achieved...there are over a million motorcycles in karachi and stopping double sawaris will only create problems and not solutions since only one motorcyle rider was the killer
  • Sept10-2014--many regard imran Khan and nawaz sharif as pretty dumb as to normal politics in pakistan...nawaz sharif does not show much emotion while sitting doing nothing usually while imran khan thinking his support has no other options refuses to even deal with normal reactions emanating from the public as to his generally considered meaningless container gate...with container gate nearing the one month mark many really donot feel emotive about the issues...Imran too does not regard semi opponents like the PPP, Mqm, JI as worthy of dhandli blame...the talks many say have floundered on whether there is such a thing as dhandli and what it is since u cannot really identify whether the thumb imprint belongs to which party..if u cannot identify a thumb imprint isit dhandli since the technology is not a workable one...isit dhandli if the chief minister of balochistan wins in Kech with 138 votes to 35...! so what seems tobe needed is a Dhandli constitutional amendment since the constitution only covers dhandli in constituencies...can losing the election be considered dhandli as in the case of the PPP or can losers like the PTI have sold seats to the PMLn or just committed dhandli too...if u consider 500 bad votes as dhandli than no election will ever be fair...other things tobe considered are whether the ISI or army chief, nawaz sharif or even the PPP can be behind such agitations...are small winning margins really due to dhandli and is containergate really a demonstration...others point to the army chiefs telling Nawaz Sharif that he himself is behind them to frighten his party into supporting his meaningless capitalism...still others laugh at imran khan for being an establishment star all his life and coming to a street demo for the first time at the age of 62...even kids throwing stones are more democratic than him...however many are surprised at the defence minister saying that imran khan has paid his latest electricity bills and pencil khattak giving the army chief a cheque for 100 million for flood relief...!however something has finally moved the imran khan stuck in one groove brain and he is visiting flood affectees in sialkot...others say that if these are really the issues u dont need street demos for them which have really made Nawaz Sharif look like a timid shareef person and the two demo controllers as killers, harsh and ferocious men who cannot understand anything apart from their personal thinking...however nobody has emerged to really challenge Nawaz Sharif in the PMLn although he needs to make serious cabinet changes however most people regard shahbaz sharif as finished and almost anyone can replace him...others suggest that since Nawaz Sharif was not the ruler can it be dhandli if someone else did the chakkar baazi...
  • Sept10-2014--areas around Jhang were submerged due to the flooding chenab as bunds on right and left were blown to save the trimmu headworks where the water was rising
  • Sept9-2014--Indian attitudes are really pathetic...they dont want us to talk to kashmiris on the other side despite pakistans influence...they keep firing across the LOC...and the normal border ...refuse to talk on major issues...but are willing to provide help for flood victims...would they agree to pakistan helping flood victims in indian kashmir...!the indians want to be seen as mean, nasty and charitable with their hate mongering and refusing to talk sense on kashmir...hindus are generally considered tobe anti charity even to other hindus whom they divide in demeaning castes...many suggest that pakistan's response should be that they would be much happier with an approach to positively solve the kashmir issue...Modi has pushed the indian position to an almost pre 1965 war when a cold war existed between india and pakistan
  • Sept9-2014--The PPP wants secret talks between the armed forces(army chief) and parliament on its relations with parliament and its control of internal security especially related to politics...many feel that when the army/right wing is denied its internal security dominance or its role/actions are severely critisized than right wing organizations that it can control start making trouble for the government...In this context the Geo group newspapers are praising the unknown role of army chief raheel sharif...the PTI is critisizing the Geo group and has even attacked its offices...The Geo group is partial to the PMLn even though it was attacked for tax evasion by Nawaz Sharif in his previous tenure...many critisize the GEO group which was severely opposed to the previous PPP leaderships and used to print opposition to their corruption in foreign newspapers like the NYTimes thru its journalist types and supported the bandladesh seperation in an anti army attitude...The army conitinues that attitude in fata, balochistan and karachi and now it is considered completely acceptable...recently the Geo group has been identified as one of the major opponents of the PTI...Raheel Sharif has been in the spotlight and has seemed quite soft on dissent, street troublemakers, ethnic and anti parliament troublemakers...in the militaries karachi cleanup while over 400 people were killed not many belonged to the mqm a major troublemaker especially in karachi...similarly the Zarb e Azb operation has no real objectives left in NW and the army should move to clear other areas like orakzai, mohmand and bajaur whose taleban leaders are considered to have more power over militancy...while NW was the powderkeg the leadership remains in other areas which should also either be brought to the table or moved against...an agreement to change is needed from the taleban side to end the military operations in Fata and related areas
  • Sept9-2014--Talks almost dead locked as PPP refuses to amend constitution in a day...while the PTI and PAT want to predecide what the commissions and judiciary decides..PTI wants dhandli commission to have investigative and adjudicating powers and give a decision in thirty days while the PMLn says that is unconstitutional and they should have an open ended investigative role only...The PTI many say should with the approval of the PMLn file a case in the Supreme Court which already has powers to appoint an investigative official and can also remove a primeminister under article 190 which parliament cannot do...nor can imran khan...commissions generally cannot be given the powers of the SC
  • Sept9-2014--The flooded chenab and jhelum rivers continue moving south with continuous flooding problems along the way...
  • Sept9-2014--Attack on navy dockyard leaves one soldier and two militants dead in karachi
  • Sept8-2014--many especially commentators feel that the armed forces should realize that backing groups that can cause widespread instability is not wise for both the army leadership and the ISI...while the army generally has considerable influence on all sorts of regimes most army chiefs have always preferred their own choice of rulers...In the present instance the country is becoming slowly stagnant in the governance domain and many feel that even for the slow moving family oriented nawaz sharif getting rid of shahbaz sharif for a more astute leadership in punjab should have been the preferred army advice...hanging onto power when their personal power looks pathetic causes the government more damage than the PTI/Qadri shenanigans...a wise ruler never hangs on to bad advisors or ineffective provincial leaders...it is not necessary for nawaz sharifs powerbase to hold on to shahbaz sharif who should have been sidelined for not being able to deal with problems effectively...a dynasty only survives when its failing breed is removed at the right time
  • Sept8-2014--Floods ruled the roost as jhelum wreaked havoc in srinagar while the chenab inundated vast areas in gujranwala, sialkot and wazirabad...flood waters expected in sukkur on the 15th...Imran Khan continued to demonstrate a callousness about flood victims as the people in general lost complete interest in his shenanigans due generally to its incomprehensible objectives and disastrous weather conditions(floods and rains) and long duration...Shah mahmood qureshi generally regarded as someone who might have correct attitudes also generated snorts of laughter from the PTI camps when he compared flood victims to his dharna participants...however he said progress was being made in talks but that Imran Khan was still the stumbling block to a solution...the sharifs frightened into hiding by the imran-qadri group cautiously ventured out to suggest helping the disastrous flood victims...rumours were flooding the street that given the emanating nature of the imran-qadri group to viciously attack opponents they might have been behind the elimination of a former punjab governor who worked for Imran Khans Pace empire...old beaurocrats were suggesting that the imran-qadri group was evolving into a semi terrorist threat perception which after subduing the police was attempting to neutralize the armed forces, frightening the press and beaurocracy before making the destablized nawaz sharif regime become an orderly and eventually they can be defeated in elections or lose power due to their inability to handle a group that is considered considerably weaker in popular support...others suggest that the PMLn should offer the leadership of the PMLn to Imran Khan if he amalgamates his party into the PMLn given the pathetic inability of the sharifs to handlle them...however the PMLn would have to get rid of the sharifs to eventually emerge weaker with a less acknowledged leadership...The PMLn has thrived on the sharifs surviving despite splits and exiles which destroyed the PPP...an acknowledged capitalistic leaning leadership with no known challengers has caused the PMLn to get a huge support base in punjab as well as other areas of the country...they control much of the shopkeeper community in punjab while the PMLq controls CNG wallahs and LPG dealerships...the PMLn has managed to acquire support of a large portion of the biradri's who prefer a peaceful stable environment as well as the military/coup supporters...as well as the more peaceful large sunni middle ground...The PMLn is generally regarded as frightened of the PTI's huge but not comparable to the PMLn's support base and are always willing to make deals with people popular in specific constituencies...
  • Sept7-2014--The army chief many feel sometimes becomes blind to what is happening in the country..who remembers zarb e aazb when the imran khan imbroglio and threatening floods makes the life of at least the people living in the north miserable...around 200 deaths reported from floods in a few days with further problems in the chenab expected...Imran Khan now wants to take the issue to court...not the dhandli but the utterances of the primeminister...apparently both verifiable and unverifiable thumb imprints belong to the PMLn...accoprding to Nadra reports no imran khan thumb has yet surfaced...!
  • Sept7-2014--somebody said there is a new joke these days..."imran bin ikramullah has changed his name to tarik bin ziyad...some foolish arab general who burned his own boats...nobody burns their own boats these days ie. apart from the indians who blew up their own submarine thinking it was the pakistanis come to attack bomabay again...!!!somebody else suggested that they rename him as Akar khan or Dheet khan...!!!he does'nt even realize that the thumb imprints that are not verified might be those of his own supporters...others talk of magnetic inkpads...still others say there is no such thing as everywhere dollar inkpads were used...still others suggest that imran khan should go to the wagah border...and shout "mujhe azadi mil gai" that might solve the problem...others say that he is a personal ghulam of nawaz sharif as the people are not slaves of anybody...nether him nor them...Nawaz Sharif apparently bought him from his poor parents when he was a child...!!!no other political party seems to have been enslaved by the PMLn...!others suggest that he is seeking the rishta of somebody called azadi...whether for himself or his sons...?
  • Sept6-2014--The PPP is literally corrupt as they repair 36 almost new buses at the cost of Rs40 million...Qaim Ali shah who has bought 70 acres with just his mafiosi income must be really be hard up money for the poverty stricken Zardaris...many say they charge the provincial government huge amounts for public advertisements...and that the nawaz sharif son owns the the companies that run lahores cleaning and metro...!
  • Sept6-2014--The dying monsoons lashed out in the north of the country as another 85 deaths were caused with other huge losses...many believe that such things are happening because of the government-PTI imbroglio which is also turning the country into stuttering administratively(viz floods), damaging economically and bumbling politically...the negotiations instead of ending have finally resulted in the PMLn refusing to even consider the issues of dhandli as time barred...the army chief is being termed as a softie as he refuses to twist the arms of both the quarrelling politicians...many want the army chief to arrest the protesting leaders and force them to negotiate in front of him in some remote army encampment or even Murree as done in the Bhutto case...others suggest that they be relocated to live in Fata for a couple of months without electricity, water and health facilities...!there is no point in army intervention or intermediation if the solutions are not immediate or quick...whenever the talks move or stutter imran khan immediately says he is not budging if he does not get a resignation...many say the PMLn should leave them be and they will probably still be sitting in D-chowk in 2018...i would suggest that they offer Imran Khan new elections in April 2015 at the national level as no provincial assembly wants tobe disbanded...the PMLn is generally not responsible for the judiciary, ECP or the interim governments who were generally seen as PPP supporters...one really does not know why nawaz sharif has been dragging along najam sethi an avowed zardari fan with anti sharif credentials...Imran Khan however has moved his encampment back to D-chowk with his supporters already feeling that it is really not that much fun anymore...!
  • Sept6-2014--the speaker could not handle it...who is generally known to accept chaudhry nisar as a standin for the primeminister who has never visited parliament as much as he does now...nawaz sharif also could not handle the altercation between his lawyer aitezaz ahsan and his interior minister...initially aetezaz ahsan said that the minister is frowning at me...it turns out that aitezaz ahsan had suggested that the interior minister be removed to handle and end the agitation..Aitezaz Ahsan who many accuse of improperly handling benazir cases to favor nawaz sharif than accused the brother of chaudhry nisar a lt. general and secretary defence of aiding the coup against nawaz sharif...that resulted in the billionaire type aitezaz ahsan being accused of being the head of the countries biggest land mafia...coming on top of that chaudhry aitezaz ahsan was called a loan shark...many accuse chaudhry nisar of cooperating with musharaf while in jail and opposing the more activist javed hashmi who was handling the PMLn while nawaz was in exile...many say musharaf released nisar from jail to softenup the PMLn who was than immediately referred to as a military snake with dubious intentions...that resulted eventually in javed hashmi leaving the PMLn...many accuse aitezaz ahsan including benazir bhutto of not following orders and making the country accept a terrible chief justice...but for the lawyers movement the country would have moved ahead on the musharaf removal...it was also revealed that aeitezaz ahsan owned an LPG agency which is synonymous with military corruption and sufarishi types...The PPP wala's have big heads and can rarely take any criticism while the PMLn and the PTI revel in mudslinging..
  • Sept4-2014--The mna's nearly claim to blows as PMLn mna's chided shah mahmood qureshi for playing into the hands of the military and being a pawn of imran khan...while nawaz sharif has coup plotting credentials being a pawn of zia ul haq...shah mahmood qureshi is know to have sent advisory emails to another coup plotter musharaf...many have critisized nawaz sharif for having a musharaf pawn Zahid Hamid in his cabinet...others suggest that was the result of behind the scenes agreement with the PMLq...it is no wonder that imran khan lost with teh PPP buckling under teh taleban pressure too...however shah mahmood's father was made the nazim of multan during the musharaf era even though at that time shah was in the PPP and his father a muslim leaguer...lately people have suggested that nawaz sharif might have financed or backed the zia ul haq coup given that he is probably the only one whose fathers nationalized industry was returned by zia ul haq...however many point to the coup plotting credentials of the imran khan family as his nana(grandfather) was a coup plotter(Lt. general) with ayub khan and a known looter who even took with him state property...he is also related to Javed Burki a sifarishi appointed the cricket captain for an england tour in the ayub khan era...Javed Burki who later became a seasoned beaurocrat also dealt with the wapda disintegration/reforms and literally turned a working corporation into an unmanageable mixup of electricity organisations in which both the people and government have suffered...now that system is headed by the secretary water and power and with no end in sight to loadshedding and tariff increases
  • Sept4-2014--The talks thru suspicious looking opponents some of whom are clearly allied with imran khan have moved somewhere apparently...with shah mahmood qureshi not finalizing their resignations with one suggestion that imran khan toss a coin to decide since he has no normal thinking left...however the PTI was looking for a written agreement that the PMLn would resign if the commission said that wholesale rigging had taken place...siraj ul haq kept pressing on with meaningless words that have been trampled on by both sides...however apart from that there was no movement...since the PMLn does not believe that any rigging took place they would happily give a written agreement although they had better be wary of recalcitrant judges who do not need evidence to make decisions as the CJ said that he was not allied with the PTI...many suggest a seasoned beaurocrat to handle the dhandli commission who are usually more thorough than judges such as the head of the lahore model town tribunal...others say a commission would not be able to reach a decision in a month if it had to study literally each and every result...upto now the only available info is that the former CJ appointed the returning officers, fakhruddin ibrahim was not too tough and was reccomended by Imran Khan although many see fakhruddin as the only CEC with any credibility...the only thing to note that all the losers say it was dhandli...nobody says there was dhandli in sindh but imran khan...with the mqm known to hang opposing agents from highrise buildings...the pathetic altaf hussein feeling left out and worthless in england also announced that he was collecting mna/mpa/senators resignations as the national assembly/parliament was literally fooling him...mqm known to leave the government whenever they feel that elections could even be possibly near...!however many say he has looted karachi and its politics into the sea...
  • Sept4-2014--many feel that pakistani politics has fallen into the Hyde Park syndrome where all and sundry can go and say whatever in their speeches...others say that the parks and area in front of the national assembly should be turned into a Hyde Park where everyone can go and make speeches...obviously imran khan and tahir ul qadri seem unaware that only a member of the national assembly can say whatever he wants inside the national assembly...many have started to feel a bit alienated with the general nature of the speeches even though supporters were pretty excited initially...it became meaningless when it became apparent that they could not occupy the government...Javed Hashmi says that Imran khan misled them by opining that new elections would be held in September...it has also become apparent that according his own words Imran Khan does not believe in honesty and credibily...others suggest that the speakers should accept the resignations so that new elections can be held in thirty days...only Javed Hashmi has confirmed his resignation as yet!...many are suggesting that due to the hardships just to their workers the PTI/PAT leaders that is if they feel the difficulties of ordinary workers should end their protest and gather once a month to keep registering their protests if the national assembly is not enough for them...
  • Sept4-2014--In what can be said tobe a change the PTI mna's have barged into the house and are suggesting that they too can make mistakes like the judiciaries Doctrine of necessity...The PTI has to realize that they are different from the crazy Qadri's(they killed a governor too)...an organized party has organized demos not street blockages like the semi terrorist MWM...a demonstration is different from an agitation which is meant to disrupt rather than solve or change...however the other change is that Nawaz Sharif has disappeared from the assembly...he only attended it during the dharna's few days probably frightened of the pack of killers that Qadri has been transporting around...in a democracy the opposition moves a resolution of no confidence and it is defeated by 200-100...Imran Khan should learn the muk-muka of democracy......in the type of demos or street demos that the qadri-imran group has organized there is ususally no way to a solution or decision...going onto the street does not mean that u stay their for the rest of your life...put up a jhanda and banner and move on...they did frighten nawaz sharif into attending the assembly for a few days which he has not done for a year...many feel that every week there should be a question hour in the assembly that is answered by the primeminister who should study issues and be able to take up followups...at the moment the primeminister looks like a dud heldup only by the opposition...however the areas in front of the assembly and supreme court are clearing up...
  • Sept3-2014--Javed Hashmi who was a IJT student leader says he followed around Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for a whole year...he attended the national assembly today and expressed doubts about what he was doing...Imran Khan on the other hand seems to have had a repressed desire to join a military dictatorship...he says the zia's wanted him in the cabinet...there are also reports of his wanting to join the musharaf regime as a primeminister...musharaf however rejected his overtures...and now he wants to join some strange Qadri dictatorship who seems to copy things done by other dictators...he has expressed his failure by suggesting that he will probably be left alone in his containership as the people leave him one by one...with there being no chance of nawaz sharif resigning one does not see an end in sight unless the national assembly authorizes some serious action against his agitational politics...he says he will not be controlled by anyone so he can only have dumb onlookers rather than any serious interactive association...
  • Sept2-2014--The rumour mill had nawaz sharif resigning in the afternoon with the possible successor being Ahsan Iqbal as the army informed the primeminister that it was his job and the army would only act to save a collapse of governmental authority...which did occur as militants invaded PTV headquarters and shut down some transmissions...however a sole group of five to seven soldiers were able to push the numerous agitators out of the building within half an hour...The ISPR finally issued a statement saying that the military and ISI did not back the agitators or the imran-tahir group..many have surmised that the PMLn has been backing out thinking that the military had put up the troublemakers...others assume that the troublemakers are former friends of nawaz sharif or the PPP...many assume that imran khan was funded by the ISI as he became friends with the likes of sheikh rashid and the chaudhries...however the armies assertion that the use of force would be counterproductive does not seem tobe reasonable or acceptable advice... however the clashes have diminished to some extent...as there is presently no way out for the government or the agitators who are in a no win situation too but cannot back down as well showing a dearth of leadership qualities...
  • Sept1-2014--The army after a four hour discussion cameup with thin air...continue the political process and the anarchy prone Imran-tahir tactics...while Nawaz Sharif is literally stuck with his do nothing unless forced to the army has basically said that it will only move in to help if the agitators cross the line..The army has failed to suggest that it can use strongarm methods to cool things down...it should have issued a statement that violence from both sides is unacceptable...however the police have to do something if verbal orders are not accepted by the imran- tahir group...tear gas and rubber bullets are the norm and are considered acceptable responses to anarchists who are at best deaf and dumb...however the negotation tactics of both sides donot show any result orientation...The army is basically patting both sides on the back for making them look good and the only option left...One does not see any hope in the current army methods of mediation...History shows that win or lose pakistan has never accepted militant organisations whether they be the mukti bahini, mqm, taleban or baloch liberationists...it is also the reason that pakistan divided into two and not into five or six or seven...The only way the PMLn can defeat such militant anrachic agitations is by defeating them on the street...they are not prone to accept verbal gobbldygook which is true in vice versa...
  • Sept1-2014--By changing the attitudes and politics of the PTI on a wholesale basis Imran Khan caused a minor divide by firing the PTI president Javed Hashmi who had been at odds with his methods...Javed Hashmi is a former Punjab University union leader, a volatile seraiki and formerly allied with the PMLn and anti martial law advocate...he now says he see's no difference between the imran-tahir image and martial law...Imran Khan also fired three Mna's who refused to resign or follow his anarchist redesign...
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the earthquake

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

the monument

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

the army image..

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

do u need this

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

an actor or cricketer

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

the contest is not so straight

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

nawaz sharif's inability

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

Iftar

Iftar
iftar at an islamabad brick kiln

flash flood rains

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

cpec

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

electricity where art thou...!

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

the ex army chief...

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

na125

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

military corruption

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

terrorists or dakoos

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

a new coas

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

some fun

some fun
hit and run but not many fireworks

lansdgrabbing and bombing fata and foreign trips

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

duplicity of the pMLn

duplicity of the pMLn
Lal haveli blocked by numerous containers

katchi abadi's

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

iftikhar chaudhry

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

lahore flooding

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

the metro

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

weather weather

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

pakistan...

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

metro

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

how to protest

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

cricket security

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

power crisis

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

the situations

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

tooti bhajji hakumat

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

the daily war on terror

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

anti democracy

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

The PMLn control withers...

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

aspiring tobe a revolutionary...?

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

the estranged privaticos

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

military despots

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

croissants...

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

beneficial tobe in government

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

the situation..

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

all but over...

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

half in half out

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

the mediator

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

degs and sidekicks

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

situation changes

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

attrition, pressurization...denoument...

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

the rabble rousers

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

shallow

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

an apt description

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

altaf hussein faultering or still blackmailing

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

the empty grave

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

french revolutionaries

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

the azadi march

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

change

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

emerging from teh underground

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

the fake revolutionary

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

just Rs.600

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

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

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

from a dawn blog

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

debacle in Dacca

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

the hatchet man

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

syria a new beirut

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

the chabri wala

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

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