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...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Daily PakistanPolitics Nov 15-30, 2016

  • Nov30-2016—the first day with no Raheel Shareef and the possibility of a coup many say...General Bajwa many thought was an after-thought by Nawaz Sharif when the other senior Lt.generals supported hanging onto Raheel Shareef...looking visibly older than Raheel...Bajwa suggested without logic that the Indians may soon stop firing along the LOC...Raheel suggested the continuation of his CPEc doctrine of attacking the nexus between terrorism, crime, politics and corruption...while General Kayani had been reluctant to intrude into north Waziristan considering it a hornets nest Raheel immediately ordered an invasion of north Waziristan which forced the Taliban into Afghanistan leaving a vast arsenal of terrorist ammunition...while the north Waziristan was not difficult it did involve the removal of its entire population given the intertwining of the populace and the terrorists...for the last three years he has been fighting Zarb e Azb, a rangers operation in Karachi, browbeating Cpec and an insurgency in Balochistan on a daily basis as well as trying to emulate a globe-trotting foreign minister...! while he had totally subjugated Nawaz Sharif in policy matters he had people deeply worried at his propaganda campaigns against the government, personal self-propagation and blowing up military handling of terrorism...In the end he was flabbergasted by a continuous violent Indian army campaign in occupied Kashmir and the resultant attack on an Indian army check post and then the wild inane Indian firing across the LOC...he like the pro-Indian Nawaz Sharif were literally unable to even utter a comprehensive statement on the issue and started to fall under the Indian thumb... while Bajwa has been away from the fight for terrorism he has some experience of the LOC and Siachen and might handle the Indians sternly and more appropriately... Bajwa's first line of duty might be the difficult situation on the LOC and appointing a couple of new deputies...given the change most top commanders are reaching their two-year limit and with at least two vacant top slots and possible retirement of superseded officers...so a reshuffle is the first likely step as the appointment of one of the senior Lt Generals as CGS is almost a diehard necessity...army chiefs usually start out with a junior CGS and then appoint a senior one many suggest...the position of CGS is like a right-hand man who is almost running army operations...possibly a new ISI chief, new promotions if the superseded retire and reshuffling senior Lt generals from the corps to PSO positions...!
  • Nov30-2016—eight killed in Tirah airstrikes
  • Nov30-2016—The foreign ministry is trying to sneak Sartaj Aziz into India despite the strained relations suggesting that the Indians may be ready for talks...talks with the Indians are at most a useless exercise given their reluctance to accept solutions of any sort...The Indian position seems to be that water has already been given in lieu of their occupation of Muslim Kashmir and the Pakistanis should not insist on a Kashmir solution or criticise their brutality on the hapless Kashmiris...The failed Pakistani negotiators have been trying to resolve peripheral issues hoping to force India to start talking about the main issue...however things have stuck on the LOC and samjotha express since the 1970's...every time talks are held in different governments...Pakistanis come away with another transport scheme and no actual solution...to the issue...Pakistan should insist on talks on the main issue rather than peripheral matters...Pakistan's peripheral issues policy makes them look pathetic and the Indians think they won't come back on Kashmir again...without upping teh ante and pressurizing the Indians no hopes of a solution thru talks is possible
  • Nov30-2016—Imran Khan explains Banigala and the sale of his London apartment...a suspicious activity report about Maryam Sharif's being the head of the Sharifs Panama properties emerges...
  • Nov30-2016—The Karachi police ask court to close the biggest arms seizure case from a place near 90 Azizabad as they have no clues as to who had stored the weapons...there are only a few people involved in arms or gun running in Pakistan and the police should use their sources in Balochistan, KP and the tribal areas...military men have also been involved in gun running
  • Nov30-2016—five suspected militants killed in Sibi area
  • Nov28-2016--Shah Mahmood Qureshi suggests that elections may occur before 2018...usually a change occurs somehow with a change in army chief...!!The SC could also determine that the previous elections were faulty in the panamagate probe and order a new election...!
  • Nov28-2016--JUI opposes sindh law on forced conversions to islam
  • Nov28-2016--DSP and ahmedi man shot dead in karachi
  • Nov28-2016--PTI lawmakers to return to national assembly committees but not parliament
  • Nov28-2016--Defense minister says no change in military policies envisaged with appointment of new army chief...Nawaz Sharif probably heaving a sigh of relief and probably picked Bajwa for anti-PTI stance...PTI probably hoping for a change from Raheel Shareef's strict opposition...some Lt Generals have been known to have some sympathies for the PTI chief...!Bajwa the new army chief has no facebook account...while such accounts are usually run by the ISPR they only serve a propaganda purpose...Bajwa's are a tribal people originating in the Kashmir borderland of Sialkot and Narowal and are found amongst Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims...It is rumoured that the army chief could belong to a minority Muslim sect but that has not been confirmed...he is apparently against terrorism and sectarianism despite having avoided a posting to the tribal and sectarian conflict areas...his experience of fighting the Indians is greater than others since he worked on Siachen and the LOC...atmost that amounts to firing back at Indian insurgents along the border either with mortars, small arms or artillery...he has worked with a former Indian army chief in the Congo and has training in the USA and Canada...with his position at DG EVT he must have worked on studying Nawaz Sharifs politics and advising Raheel Shareef on terrorism handling, political interference, sectarianism, Indian hostilities and evaluating the armies current policies, personnel and weapons...he might also be the man behind suggestions of handling anti-Indian religious oriented militants roughly as projected in a Dawn article...most of the opposition to anti-Indian militant groups comes from US/Indian advocacy groups and Muslim minorities while others find them a handy tool in handling Indian troublemaking...
  • Nov27-2016--In what can be termed an unpopular choice at best Nawaz Sharif has appointed General Qamar Bajwa as army chief and General Zubair Hayat as CJC's...with the outgoing Raheel Shareef suffering in popularity towards the end mainly due to publicity campaigns run by the army and the Indian aggression along the LOC/ working boundary and stoppage of water in the Ravi...one has rarely seen the Lahore canal dry during this time apart from the January canal closures...with Modi showing his true Hindu nationalist face Nawaz Sharif has been unable to even utter a word after his Indian friendly antics of the recent past...PMLn wala's say that Modi could not accept the Nawaz Sharif mild urgings for a Kashmir solution...given the situation one doubts that Bajwa can eke out a living on the Raheel Shareef agenda of CPEC, CPEC, Zarb e Arab and Rangers operation in Karachi which are at best dead in the water or have been played out to the limit...one doubts that the Balochistan terrorism can also die like the Karachi terrorism as it also has other aspects...Raheel Shareef had no solution to the firings across the LOC and one doubts that Nawaz Sharif has the guts to up the ante in the situation...The Indians are sitting pretty and Pakistan seemingly seems to have no options apart from mumbling about talks and world opinion...with the dour faced Bajwa coming off his military analyst desk job one doubts that he can even utter aggressive words on the LOC situation...while Raheel Shareef did have some planning for north Waziristan and an aggressive political posture which kicked Zardari out of the country and troubled Altaf Hussein into relinquishing his ethnic warfare leadership role to lesser elements... there does not seem to be much for Bajwa to even imagine apart from approving death sentences to militants...! Raheel Shareef was best at traveling all over the place and probably making a lot of TA/DA...that aspect will probably be followed by Bajwa until he gets some sort of agenda of his own going...verbal warfare is the only thing left if the army has no way to stop the Indians on the LOC...Raheel Shareef also had no answer to the Afghanistan situation barring closing the borders...The army is now more a commercial concern and Bajwa will have to learn how to sell frozen french fries and milk many say...!!!in general these seem to be two most unlikely deskbound/Rawalpindi-based generals to succeed...the paunchy slouching Bajwa probably does not even exercise...Raheel Shareef probably did not recommend the new army chief...Bajwa has made his career at Rawalpindi's 10 corp and his experience of the LOC and Siachen(northern areas) probably gave him the advantage...he is also said to avoid political confrontation...surprisingly he has also worked with an Indian army chief in Congo under the UN...most generals are not listeners and are usually telling the prime minister what to do..with his position as DG(Evaluation) he might be the one advising the army chief on political interference...!while Zubair Hayat was the early choice many shifted to Javed Ramday as the most likely appointee...however the militaries choice seemed to be Ishfaq Nadeem with some voices for Bajwa who seemed more appropriate for the post of CJC's...Zubair Hayat was dragged to the post of CJS from the Strategic Division which Pakistanis feel is the only defense that Pakistan has against an overwhelming adversary and being in a difficult region...as for 10 corp it looks after the capital and the LOC and nothing else...so Bajwa must be a keen adherent of firing back at least on the LOC...for some reason he has avoided being involved in the fight against terrorism...Nawaz Shareef probably got tired of Raheel Shareef who was touted as a good leader compared to his corrupt ways and campaigns for his taking over one way or another were almost rampant...however in the end they compromised in suggesting that he make his own political party to fight the almost overbearing Sharif's...but few have managed that since Ayub Khan...That leaves two desk-bound generals to transition from an era interlaced with continuous terrorism to a more peaceful political era...however given his LOC and Soiachen experience Bajwa could devise a strategy to outwit the Indians...many however doubt that the Indians will suddenly want to solve the Kashmir issue unless Pakistan somehow beats them up on the military field...!however one must insist despite contrary voices from fauji officialdom that the country is larger than the military and the military on its own is nothing...military officers must focus on their job rather than challenge the politicos good or bad...The only contrast that i saw between dealing with Raheel Shareef and Bajwa was that with Raheel Shareef,Nawaz Shareef sat on a chair next to him...he had Bajwa sit across a huge desk...!
  • Nov22-2016--According to a Jasmeen Manzoor tweet the government might be trying to make all serious army appointments in one go...she has Ishfaq Nadeem as COAS, Zubair Hayat as CJC's, Amer Riaz as CGS and Sarfaraz Sattar as ISI chief...Amer Riaz has not been that successful at Quetta in stamping out terrorism...however all three seem to be close to Raheel Shareef, in fact, u might think of them as Raheel Shareef proteges..some suggest that Amer Riaz had been superseded before Raheel Shareef made him a Lt. General...that will probably leave several Lt Generals fuming and contemplating retirement...Sarfaraz Sattar is the juniormost Lt general...two seniormost Maj generals are now also listed as having been superseded including ISI's Ahmed Hayat and army aviation's Anwer Anjum...!!adding to the armies growing list of superseded major generals...there are now almost 41 of them amongst about 160-170 major generals...there are at the moment two generals and 28 Lt generals..just the AMC has 26 major generals and two Lt. generals...a new maj general rank posting has been created recently for a northern KP FC
  • Nov21-2016--Donald Trump is now trying to moderate his views and some suggest that he might actually be a socialist...his views are usually based on who is advising him at that juncture...he has already appointed the three with the most controversial extreme advice on Hilary Clinton, immigrants and Muslims...he now wants only to expel criminal immigrants who he suggests will be about 2-3 million...that too would be difficult as would building a wall along the Mexico border...he might just go with a fence he says...he also now says Clinton is a good people..before he wanted to jail her...he has also been advised that he can't play Iran against the Saudis and support them as well as Putin...!...apparently one of his earlier choices Rudy Giuliani has been hobnobbing with mujahideen Khalq... who are opponents of the Iranian government...the Obama regime had been trying to normalize relations with Iran while the republicans did not agree...after feigning with the extreme right he is now trying to show that he is looking for capable people as well and is not unwilling to jump over the fence...he is also mending fences with his party on a fast-tracked basis...some suggest that he may have outlived his blond hair and is turning to white to look more distinguished...!
  • Nov20-2016--Pakistan to have flag lowering and hoisting ceremony at Torkham too
  • Nov20-2016--SC rejects Din TV's attempt to malign the SC suggesting that a SC judge had met a PMLn leader to reassure him on the Panama corruption case against Nawaz Sharif..The court says it was a completely concocted story in which the back of a Supreme Court judge is shown talking to Senator Nihal Hashmi of the PMLn
  • Nov20-2016--Faisal Raza Abidi who was allegedly involved in sectarian murders to get off scot free after police said that they had asked the court to cancel the case of having an unlicensed weapon...many weapons allegedly found in the former PPP leader's home
  • Nov16-2016--NICVD, Karachi to provide free treatments...at the moment angioplasties to cost Rs80000 and they will be free soon...
  • Nov20-2016--Principal and housemaster beat up a student in Cadet College Larkana leaving him severely injured and unconscious
  • Nov20-2016--FC arrests two TTP men in Hub and six militants in Kech
  • Nov20-2016--PMLn to increase LNG terminals to six as they increase dependence on imported LNG
  • Nov20-2016--gunmen on motorbike bike attack police in Quetta...one policeman and three FC men killed
  • Nov20-2016--The USA seems to have a pathetic view about Pakistan and wants to just stay engaged because they are frightened of the supposed terrorist potential...The USA probably is unaware that Pakistan is in a conflict or war like situation with the Indians and would have to go to war without the nonstate actors...The USA introduced the concept of nonstate actors in the region during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan and it is the remnants of that era that still are out there...politically/public opinion wise the Pakistanis appreciate the nonstate actors as they frighten the Indians more than the Pakistan army or ISI or the USA... Pakistanis who were initially shocked at the Trump rudeness towards Muslims now think that they can have a better relationship during the Trump era..Trump supports being a mediator on the India-Pakistan situation which is close to the Pakistani position...The USA administration has usually distanced itself from mediation and whenever the Pakistanis have tried to talk them into it, they start supporting the Indian attitudes or projecting the Indian views...The USA at the moment has a pro-India policy...Trump on the other hand also wants to stay engaged and keep 10000 troops in Afghanistan to deal with any nuclear flare-up...more dangerous to Pakistan but Pakistan supports their keeping troops in Afghanistan due to the unbalanced unstable situation...Trump should realize that it is the Indians that are able to strike at the USA and are developing long distance over 8000-kilometer ballistic nuclear missiles...
  • Nov20-2016--Indians are using ordinary quadcopter drones on the LOC...The Pakistan army shot down one in Rawalakot area as another four were killed in firing along the LOC...
  • Nov19-2016--two alleged militants killed in a clash in Dera Bugti
  • Nov19-2016--The PMLN presents a frivolous 24the constitution amendment bill which envisages right of appeal in suomoto cases...such cases are usually only taken up when a problem is recognized by the court...the right to appeal SC judgements already exists but the SC rarely changes its judgement and the government is tampering with something that is a prerogative of the court itself...theoretically the court could reject the amendment as the court rarely allows interference with its powers or jurisdiction
  • Nov19-2016--Pakistan Navy says that they forced an Indian submarine out of Pakistan waters...while that does sound comical the waters near Gwadar are far away from the submarines home area...one wonders why the Pakistanis did not attempt to attack the submarine as it could have dangerous intentions...it shows a weakness on the part of the Pakistan Navy
  • Nov19-2016--The Pakistan government has banned two more outfits based in the tribal areas...one the Jamaat ul Ahrar is considered to be a successor to the Taliban...the other organization banned is the LJ al-Alami..both banned probably for their anti-Shiite activities in Balochistan and Karachi
  • Nov19-2016--PTI's lawyer skids out of the Panama trial as the SC started to criticise the PTI presentation unnecessarily...the lawyer termed the judges as having turned hostile...the judges have probably already formed an opinion and now are trying to turn negative public opinion their way...!the judges should realize that the Sharifs have been involved in financial shenanigans for almost five decades including trying to import a complete sugar mill as scrap...the material might be dreary and longwinded but history always is...The judges should realize that this is not unique in current circumstances...The prime minister of Ireland had to step down while France is investing over 600 for Panama gate involvement...the judges should handle such corruption with courage and bravery and not bow to personal allies
  • Nov18-2016--students of Turkish schools protest the expulsion of Turkish teachers from Pakistan...The Turk president wanted them to be expelled as according to him they are similar to alqaeda..theoretically they are opposed to the Turk ruling party and are supposed to have been sympathetic to the Turkish coup plotters...the government should realize that there is a personal enmity involved and the teachers would not even be able to go back to Turkey
  • Nov18-2016--the sharifs want to be considered victimized for the nationalization of the seventies and their Musharraf era exile but that should no longer stand in the way of judges trying them for financial corruption...the judges criticize PTI lawyers for a long debatable presentation and want them to concentrate on the London flats only while there are other aspects of the Panama corruption case...the sharifs want the courts to charge a Qatari prince rather than the beneficiaries of such shenanigans ie the sharifs...the seventies nationalization was a no hold barred exercise and there were compelling reasons for it and was not meant only for the sharifs...and they must best know themselves why their army chief couped and threw them out of the country with suitcases full of dollars...!
  • Nov18-2016--The Dawn suggests that Shiites go to Iran as pilgrims and are hired by Qom a Shiite seminary in Iran as terrorists or mercenaries and are shipped to Syria to fight for the Syrian dictator Assad...apparently they lose their passports and identities and only wear a number tag around their neck...while the Sunnis have long being accused of participation in rebellions this is the first time that a report has been seen on Shiite terrorists...many also claim that Shiites are trained at militant training centers in Pakistan to use guns, pistols and other ammunition...even ordinary Shiites are said to be armed, many say...Syrians have intercepted messages in Urdu, Seraiki and Pushto they say. Sunnis are usually airlifted from Punjab sometimes along with their families...The government works against ISIS followers but not adherents of Qom...!
  • Nov17-2016--The SC which as it stands is generally pro-government seems to have been unnerved by the arguments and history of the sharifs continuous financial wheeling and dealing...The court apparently not used to hear long cases ab initio had thought that they would have done a run around to the pleasure of their supposed ally Nawaz Sharif by now...the court many feels should concentrate on Nawaz Sharif and family so that a precedent is created for people in government and their financial chakarbaazi...The court if, it cannot reach a conclusion, should obviously form a commission
  • Nov17-2016--In Faisalabad police shot dead a culprit who escaped after shooting and killing an ASI
  • Nov16-2016--as gas supplies to domestic users almost went out the SNGPL says it has reduced supplies to industrial consumers who can use LNG if they want
  • Nov17-2016--five volunteers of the Zakhakhel peace committee gunned down
  • Nov17-2016--Karachi mayor released after getting bail in 39 cases
  • Nov17-2016--mayor of a tiny town Clay, west Virginia resigns over a facebook post calling the first lady an "ape in heels"...he had just applauded the post
  • Nov17-2016--Musharaf's farmhouse in Islamabad attached in the case as he now is an absconder
  • Nov16-2016--PMLN bags all the reserved seats in the Rawalpindi LG after PMLn controlled voting to the extent of telling voters who to vote for in fact reports suggested the voters showed their votes to a PMLn leader before voting...!
  • Nov16-2016--The SC would be pretty childish and unaware of the situation if it expects evidence to be formulated into legal terms by political parties..given the submissions by the Nawaz Sharif family who have changed almost their entire viewpoint with the Qatari version...now they have Nawaz Sharifs father giving the Qatari's $12million to buy property for him in 1980...however the property was used by Hussein Nawaz as collateral and personal residence by the sharifs during the entire period...however the property was given to Hussein Nawaz in 2006 after some sort of settlements...?pretty strange one must say...all the earlier stories of loans now should be considered hogwash...either the loan was given by the Qatari rulers which though strange can be seen in quixotic terms...however the Qatari's also supposedly gave Nawaz Sharif a helicopter for personal use too...and are also considered to have backed the Syrian resistance. ISIS and Taleban until they backed out...!!The SC has to realize that the financial quackery of the sharifs is for them to judge whether it can be considered illegal and despotic...If they can not make any head and tail of the stuff they should initiate an investigation not form a commission...The Sharifs obviously are crooked and the SC should make it clear to all politicians that they have to give up their financial empire dreams and become people oriented politicians when they enter politics...obviously at the least the sharifs look like fronting for the Qatari rulers...from Mariam Safdar to Hussein Nawaz now the sharifs have the Qatari rulers/Mian sharif setting up Panama companies for them...The Qatari rulers also supposedly acted as a conduit and estate agent as well holding the will of Mian Sharif...Seems at best an extreme act of disservice to pakistan
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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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