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...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Daily PakistanPolitics Apr16-30, 2015

  • Apr30-2015--The judicial commission has reached a precipice...it says that it has no authentic information as yet...The PTI has asked it to carry out its own investigations which could take a very long time...The PMLq has asked for the testimony of ISI and MI chiefs who usually have an unsavoury role in the countries politics...others have questioned the Pasha syndrome who has been accused of funding the PTI with US funds and later on handled the dharna as well...The commission has asked the politicians not to discuss the Judicial commission in TV talkshows...The ECP and the PMLn have rejected any notions of dhandli...while one finds the views of aitezaz ahsan that the PPP was surprised by its results in punjab as pretty pathetic when the party could barely mount even a minor political campaign and had fallen behind the two bigger parties in punjab even in the seraiki areas...The ANP says the TTP had frightened them into a corner...many donot believe that parties like the PPP and ANP had any chances of winning which has been demonstrated even in the recent cantonment polls...PMLn says that it will challenge any PTI witnesses...The PMLq and the PTI blame the RO's for onesidedness while Najam Sethi said that all the RO's in punjab had been replaced on the request of Imran Khan...On the basis of the accusations the judicial commission if not totally convinced could specifically investigate the actions of RO's individually and whether they coordinated or were directed by the former chief justice in any way...The commission would have to investigate the caretakers as well as the ECP...
  • Apr30-2015--The army chief has taken over the karachi operation after two prominent figures were gunned down...one organizer was hit after a balochistan seminar opposed by the ISI and the other knock down was a KU junior academic...The KU is where the mqm initially emerged and some doubts have also been expressed about the involvements of qaim ali shah...many also opine that KU's radical professors maybe gunning down each other...that is apart from the involvements of political, religious and ethnic radicals and that of the countries intelligence agencies...the features of one attacker look definitely like an ethnic killer
  • Apr30-2015--In what can be said tobe a major upheaval King Salman of saudi arabia removed Crown Prince Muqrin and foreign minister Saud al faisal...Muqrin had been specifically appointed by the previous king to offset allegations against the saduri 7...however he had been sidelined by the new king...Brought in is the interior minister Naef as crown prince and son Salman, defence minister as deputy crown prince...saud al faisal had been foreign minister since 1975...both muqrin and saud al faisal were opposed to recent US polices as well as iranian adventurism into the arab domain...muqrin has experience of handling troubled islamic states but was probably too mild for a saudi arabia which wanted a major military/regional/political role...and thus came into conflict with salman who like other kings start out handling things and than depend on the crown prince as they age and fall ill...a more active foreign minister has been named who could handle the upstart pakistani's and the head of Aramco has been named health minister...this sudden change has reduced the power of the crown prince who is the head of the saudi government and reentrenched the family power of king salman himself as well as removing from the scene the only remaining brother as well as one of the senior most grandsons...this is probably the result of the yemen crisis as well as the US nuclear deal with iran...The previous king had developed some sort of moderate relationship with the iranians and the israeli's however the yemen situation has destroyed that despite there being a supposedly moderate iranian president...however the agressive tactics by the hardline iranian army have caused tensions to reemerge...recent events include the saudi refusal to let an iranian plane land in Sanaa and the iranians attempt to have a flotilla move towards some yemeni port...power in saudia is thus now firmly in the hand of King Salman and some very young grandsons...Adel al Jubair is the new foreign minister...the foreign minister has probably been replaced because of the negative behaviour of pakistan and a general realization that saudi arabia will have to depend on its own military for its protection...countries like pakistan are barely effective outside their own borders and have limited means of projecting force or even protecting saudi arabia...saudi arabia should as a first step develop a powerful airforce and a missile or aerial defence...
  • Apr29-2015--The federal government expects that the NFC award will be extended for another year..however the previous NFC award which saw punjab take a 5% cut and a substantial 8-10% increase in provincial share has not satisfied teh two smallest provinces which did not benefit that much from the new formulae of partial reduction on population and creating some new parameters...while punjab and sindh still took home the largest shares there has been no approval from the populace of how they spend the money...punjab has been taking on what can be called mega transport projects while the federal government has nothing really to show for what it is doing vis a vis the people...sindh also is apparently attempting to build some roads...KP is attempting to increase the quality of its governance while balochistan still seems tobe dealing with tribal and ethnic problems...the general feel is that changing the parameters will not help the two smallest povinces but it could just pacify sindh which is happy sitting on a pile of money and doing nothing...The new situation should technically make the people look at provincial governments for development but that has not happened...many feel that all taxes could be divided equally since the punjab populace does not benefit in any way from federal or punjab policies...just a case in point pukhtuns were seen driving new rickshaws and suzuki pickups being doled out by the punjab government...not many young men are seen setting up bussinesses and the government should provide money to those who have nothing rather than give loans to those whose families and fathers already are bussinessmen...The NFC should see to it that the people benefit and not just governments...
  • Apr28-2015--The 2013 poll commission says that nobody has filed any realistic information and they have issued a three question questionaire for everyone to answer although the questions cannot in theory provide the answers as they are simple positional statements clearing up the why, how ,whether and who...after that is answered the details would have tobe thrashed out...eg. the PTI says Nawaz Sharif did it with the help of the returning officers and his election cell is responsible for the dhandli...the PTI position that dhandli was done by the mqm as well and in all provinces creates doubts about the results in KP as well...
  • Apr28-2015--death toll in peshawar tornado rises to 45
  • Apr27-2015--severe rain storm rips thru peshawar killing 35
  • Apr27-2015--four killed in Sibi bomb blast
  • Apr27-2015--after coming in last in the cantonment elections asif zardari still thinks the younger zardari's will be able to recharge the fading sputtering PPP...running a political party like a monarchy is something that defies basic democratic norms and thinking unless...while the party has in the past done well in LG polls given the location and strength of its supporters its weak leadership structure and lack of attraction to newer voters makes it a case tobe dumped for good...the party has been unable to find new leaders and get away from the feudal image of a few families attracting a winning vote...the son replacing the father is not something that warms the heart unless there are extraordinary circumstances...
  • Apr26-2015--PMLn files its response to the judicial commission
  • Apr26-2015--9 militants killed in Tirah airstrikes
  • Apr26-2015--The cantonment LG polls based on very small wards saw the PMLn win 63 seats while the independents won around 50 with the PTI 34 and mqm 22...the polls showed the general decline of the PPP although they could have candidates in the independent facade which is generally based on mixedup alliances...The ethnicity of karachi and hyderabad was maintained even in the cantonments..In rawalpindi and chaklala the PMLn swept the polls with just one going to the JI and mostly PTI in the runnerup positions...The cantonments have generally been PML bastions as they are generally military run areas...PTI won 10 in KP with 15 independents...karachi is the biggest cantonment with 32 wards...PTI probably could have done better had they focused on the cantonments rather than NA246...PPP amongst the bigger parties was a big loser and they probably supported the PMLn in most cases...In balochistan with smaller cantonments the seats went mostly to independents
  • Apr25-2015--Pakistan's involvement in Yemen may have been torpedoed by its known desire to fight for money...give us mone and we will fight the terrorists in fata and so on...some figure the initial request was for over $6 billion for pakistan to fight in yemen..however it has all snowballed into literally non involvement...The Saudis have handled things themselves and have stopped iranian planes and a flotilla from adding further fuel to the fire...The UN envoy could now try to resolve in how to form a new government and hold the next elections...as far as involvement in negotiations pakistan would be useless as it is allied with one side
  • Apr26-2015--The Rangers should not many say be frightened in handling the party that is turning up as the major culprit in karachi's killings and which can actually be considered more of a crime syndicate
  • Apr25-2015--policeman dies in peshawar roadside blast
  • Apr25-2015--barring teh Ji no religious party participated in cantonment polls while the shiite TNFJ supported the PMLn in rawalpindi
  • Apr24-2015--The Express Tribune says pakistan is literally frightened of warfare on the international front after what has happened in Fata and Afghanistan...many feel the saudi king wanted a one handed handshake if Nawaz Sharif did not want a two handed one ...while Pakistan bombs Fata on a daily basis they insist on something of a political process in Yemen...while pakistan has apparently no control over the yemen situation some suggest they might have armed the Houthi's rather than the iranians the way they are behaving...!!!the toppled Yemeni president apparently refused to listen to Nawaz Sharif's entreaties...he apparently wanted to suggest that you will get power after a ten year Houthi rule...!!!pakistan has little or no diplomatic expertise in arab diplomacy and many suggest that pakistans top diplomatic negotiator might be the army chief who was involved in the PTI-PMLn patchup after the dharna imbroglio...!!!
  • Apr24-2015--The KP governor a brave and humble soul has apparently gone for a walk in the peshawar cantonment without security accompanied by a child...!something like that happened in Lebanon...!!
  • Apr24-2015--20 militants killed in Tirah airstrikes
  • Apr24-2015--The PTI says the Dawn now dreams of "naya cantonments"...the cantonments are a semi fauji culture and usually run by military station commanders...however support in these areas which are generally better developed exists for both major parties in the punjab
  • Apr24-2015--The judicial commission asks PMLn and the MQM which are on the same side on the issue to make their presentations by the 25th...!
  • Apr24-2015--The NA-246 election showed some drift of mqm voters as more and more karachi murders are blamed on their support base...the strict security frightened 63% of the populace that stayed away...while mqm's support base fell to around 24% from 40%...the PTI was not able to get the anti mqm votebase out of their homes but it is quite apparent that the mqm mandate in karachi is based on fear and not on any sort of majority support...The mqm showed that they have a pathetic understanding of democracy as at least three presiding officers were caught and later the mqm burned PTI flags and attacked their camps...many in karachi feel that they are under occupation by the terrorist and criminal natured mqm which does not even tolerate other political parties...
  • Apr24-2015--The USA admits to having eliminated three or four westerners in a drone attack in january at a supposed alqaeda camp in pakistan...since drone attacks are supposedly carried out after sufficient surveillance and intelligence information there must be some other reasons for having eliminated at least Wennstein who had been kidnapped from lahore...Wennstein was a Phd and knew six languages...people who are stationed in troubled areas are usually undercover intelligence operatives and could have gone over to the al qaeda side or might have been helping them in some way...the same is said of two other PPP associated children who were kidnapped in the same period...jews and christians see killings by their own forces and those carried out by alqaeda in a different way...usually those kidnapped for ransom/politics or their technical knowledge are not eliminated by the tribal terrorist groups...
  • Apr23-2015--Azhar Ali lost the bangladesh oneday series 3-0 and said he could not pull it together...while the bengali's batted very well one also some innovations in field placements...the pakistani bowlers could not make any impression and the captain showed no real innovations in tactics or placements of field...key batsmen like Hafeez, Sarfraz and Fawad alam failed even though the batting was adequate...there seemed almost no understanding of spin bowling in some reputed batsmen...in a three match series if u fail in two than a replacement must be considered...Asad shafik could have been brought in for Fawad in the last match...the new opener Sami seemed tobe a better choice for the opening slot...although Mohd rizwan did'nt seem too adequate as a wicketkeeper but looked a better batsmen
  • Apr23-2015--The ECP inits presentation to the judicial commission categorically rejects the assertion that there was a wholesale manipulation of the 2013 election results or mandate...these elections were significant in that the PPP was restricted to sindh...while the punjab was swept by the PMLn...There was a massive shift in votes to the PMLn and PTI...however the PTI only made real gains in the KP...the PTI which earlier was expected to win lost quite a lot of steam by the end and the PPP fiasco caused a lot of votes to shift to the PMLn...the earlier predictions had the PTI surging ahead by almost a 60% margin in votes...however on election day Geo had announced by midday that PMLn was leading on 136 seats...That was a catastrophic shift in expectations of especially the PTI...for the first time elections showed teh regional aspects of teh parties concerned...The PPP lost punjab because of its sindh only politics...while the PMLn swept punjab because people realized that only a local party could be helpful...however KP kept up its tradition of bringing in the new while balochistan surprisingly brought in the NP, JUI and PMLN...PTI was thought tobe based in south punjab surrounding mianwali/mian channu and the results mostly can be described as a clear win for regionalism...elections have tobe fought region by region with ethnics standing against ethnics and clear distinctions have tobe made for area politics...
  • Apr23-2015--34 militants killed in north and south waziristan airstrikes
  • Apr23-2015--after a bevy of faux paas on foreign policy the primeminister now tobe shepherded by the army chief on a one day visit to saudia...the pakistani parliament and government both showed a pathetic understanding of diplomacy and were found on different planets...with no real interest or input into the yemeni situation the pakistani's ended up on no man's land...they seemed to have been fooled by the iranians who were found interfering which they were verbally opposing...the houthi's a shiite type were fully supported by the iranians while the saudis were supporting the majority of the unarmed populace which was being harassed by the houthis a militant mountain tribe that has been subduing the majority in yemen over the centuries and especially since the advent of islam...the iranian's a volatile people involved in literally all arab disputes seemed unnerved as their revolutionary army and al quds brigade were found on the wrong side of many borders...The US was slow in getting into the dispute as it was involved in negotiations with the iranians which the saudis saw as a direct threat to themselves and had to personally intervene in the situation as the houthis did not show any sense after toppling the government and taking over Sanaa...the saudis looked to pakistan and other arab states for support and reassurance and the pakistanis started a rigmarole of apparent deceipt which they are now trying to resolve...
  • Apr22-2015--Saudi's end yemen airstrikes but keep options open
  • Apr22-2015--six militants and two soldiers die in balochistan clashes in awaran and kech
  • Apr22-2015--a special army force of 10000 to protect the pakistan-china corridor projects...chinese workers have been attacked in several places in balochistan , lahore and azad kashmir...!
  • Apr21-2015--In a Dawn chart showing reserves of emerging countries pakistan seems to look like a really poor emerging country...one wonders how countries with reserves of over $300 billion can be called emerging nations...most countries reserves are similar year on year with Russia losing $130 billion while india's reserves were $343 billion with pakistan having literally no reserves at $16 billion...!
  • Apr21-2015--The chinese president starts getting uneasy when the temperature is above 24 but Nawaz Sharif showed no respect for the chinese problem...nawaz sharif seems to regularly show diplomatic naivety...in saudi he refused to shake hands with the king...and yesterday he droned on and on as Xi Jinping looked at him uneasily...!
  • Apr21-2015--The loss of a one day series to bangladesh was unexplainable by misbah as well as shehryar khan...azhar ali seemed ordinary as a captain and could not produce any brilliance...he seems intent to first cement his batting spot it seems...while the team is full of pretty senior players like azhar, hafeez, saeed ajmal, junaid,wahab,asad, zulfikar baber, they could not limit the bangladesh batting on their home ground...saeed ajmal seems to find his new style a bit difficult which consists of him bending and attempting a straightarm delivery...hafeez it seems is not fit...The board should really keep an armoury of competent replacements...they should bring in sami and drop sarfraz for the last match and see if they can adjust asad, zulfikar and ehsan...
  • Apr21-2015--railway track blown up in sindh by sindh liberation army...!!
  • Apr21-2015--the hoopla of a chinese visit does not hide the leaders fright at the security situations outside of islamabad...Dawn reportedly suggested that the chinese wanted a 1500 man chinese protection force for just gwadar...others suggest that the chinese would prefer a gwadar connection to the existing multan-hasanabdal motorway and thus save on security and construction expenditure...!!
  • Apr20-2015--Ishaq Dar says that arabs despite being irritated by pakistan's policies will not extradite pakistani labour nor stop remmittances...just $6 billion come from Saudia and UAE...he says that pakistan has a 1982 agreement with saudi under which it can seek troops...but that does not apply to the yemeni situation...
  • Apr20-2015--five militants killed in tirah valley clashes
  • Apr19-2015--The iranians generally the most antagonistic muslim country towards the saudi's say they will only harvest the animosity of the yemeni minorities...many wonder what the iranians went to harvest in lebanon, syria and iraq...???..or for that matter in yemen...!
  • Apr19-2015--Mutual funds hold Rs482 billion which is 5.6% of bank deposits...banks earn Rs275 billion in profits...most mutual funds barring the odd one or two are held by the countries major banks...although some big banks like Habib Bank are thought to fare poorly in this sector...large foreign banks like standard chartered avoid it altogether...with profit rates on savings absymally low one wonders who benefits from the countries the banks...mutual funds though frightening in intent have profit rates that are triple of savings and double of national savings...most fund profit rates are upward of the 15% mark...
  • Apr19-2015--a Sunni Ittehad council leader dies in a Rangers lockup
  • Apr19-2015--The karachi terrorist organisation the mqm found to have been involved in numerous murders and bhatta and who recently went into coalition with the JI in peshawar calls the PTI and JI branches of alqaeda...altaf hussein is these days desperate to keep his riff raff under control as more and more of his killers are identified and arrested...the pathetic local mqm leaders keep trying to topple him after almost everyone is sure of his involvement in murders and loot and plunder...one local leader said we dont really need altaf hussein as anyone can control sheep who can only bray and not be leaders themselves...
  • Apr19-2015--Kakul ceremony for the first time presided over by a suspicious looking afghan general...
  • Apr18-2015--video surveillance ordered for NA-246 polls...Rangers say that several escapees are going to come to vote and they could easily nab them...many also suggest that military men think that with so many of altaf's close associates arrested the people should not vote for the super criminal...!
  • Apr17-2015--The PMLn comes up with an anti cyber crime bill that apparently seems to block political opposition/procrastination...Nawaz Sharif who has little interest in issues says he is fed up with being blamed and insulted by everyone in the political spectrum...
  • Apr17-2015--The SHO of karachi's famous Preedy Street police station shot dead...this is the third shiite SHO of Preedy shot dead in the last three years...attacking police is usually the work of the PPP or mqm's extremists...other's suggest corruption or very effective policework as reasons ie. apart from sectarianism or someone else wanting the job...
  • Apr17-2015--ten militants killed in kurram air strikes
  • Apr17-2015--PTI yet to prepare evidence for submission to the judicial commission...the PTI was so unprepared that the court had to give them seven more days for preperation and submission...
  • Apr17-2015--The SC suspends six death sentences handed down by military courts after the court was not told who they were and what their crime was
  • Apr17-2015--pakistan which is now regarded as a puny iran controlled bedraggled warrior tells saudi's they are willing to fight the houthis but dont tell anyone that we cant fly or really bomb the houthi's...the team led by the transferred army CGS ishfaq nadeem seems to have gone in place of the foreign minister(aka nawaz sharif) but apparently he thinks that saudi's are not that important any longer...Nawaz Sharif seems pathetic at handling emerging/foreign situations which has become apparent in recent times...If he is so frightened than he should have appointed a mentally adapted foreign minister...most PMLn ministers seem to be pretty pathetic...with the anti saudi ishaq dar saying we pay for saudi oil we dont get any charity from them...if that is the case than pakistan should not behave like a regional islamic power...The iranians have emerged as russian frontmen in the region after deliveries of their new SS300 missiles started...obviously that goes to show that their own missiles are not that effective or workable...The pakistanis are now deeper into the chinese pocket with the F-16's still their only defence in reality
  • Apr17-2015--american dentist shot and injured in karachi suggested retaliation for the killing of five militants recently in Keamari
  • Apr16-2015--The army(aka the FC) which is dealing with religious and political terrorism in balochistan since the bhutto era says their intent is to crush the insurgency
  • Apr16-2015--The PTI has submitted 45 pages of proposals to the judicial commission showing that evidence is something that is difficult to craft and present...many think that the judicial commission will have to rely on tribunal decisions, ECP and Nadra investigations
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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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My Shelfari Bookshelf

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