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...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Daily Pakistan Politics Dec1-15, 2016

  • Dec15-2016--while anyone can say whatever they want inside the national assembly the speaker says they cannot talk about a matter that is subjudice...The PTI returned to the national assembly and started calling the primeminister a crook after the speaker refused to allow them to address the assembly...The opposition leader called the new CJ a PMLn man...the speaker again objected to that..?The national assembly speaker has lost his earlier reputation as an honest custodian...!
  • Dec15-2016--pakistan tests another version of its 700 kms solid state cruise missile...It now apparently has several parameters recognition and should theoretically be more accurate...while not much is known about whether pakistan has deployed its cruise missiles or not...one wonders if all the previous ones will be scrapped and replaced or will just be modified..
  • Dec15-2016--The pakistan army seemingly has made a mess of major generals just lying around ...there are several superceded major generals without an appointment while there are at least seven major generals(not yet superceded) without appointments...two out of the very junior major generals were transferred and appointed as Director Rangers Sindh and IG FC Balochistan which these days are key appointments...Mohd Saeed already in Sindh became DG Rangers Karachi and Nadeem Anjum became IG FC Balochistan...there are now 64 superceded major generals...!That leaves only one appointment pending that of the DG ISPR...the army chief also reiterated that Dr Asim will be tried/mqm london not tobe tolerated... and there will be no going back on as he says gains of the previous era...?
  • Dec14-2016--grenade thrown at NP office during a meeting in Turbat
  • Dec14-2016--The new army chief many suggest might literally be scraping the barrel in terms of manpower after he superceded another twenty four major generals showing the paucity of executive talent...most of those superceded included some brilliant officers...his corp commanders conference would show an almost entirely new set of commanders and PSO's with only four Raheel Shareef era corp commanders surviving the change...what many are commenting on is the allocation of key portfolio's to the two from karachi...the inexperienced Bilal Akber has been foisted on the army as CGS after a political roughhousing in karachi...while the karachi corp commander is now the ISI chief...if the karachi scenario is tobe repeated the generals might start meddling in Lahore in the same way or even in islamabad...!however Bajwa suggested that he might start from peshawar and try to cut the nexus between urban facilitators and rural terrorists...suggesting that the taleban had not all run away..?...and that theh Zarb e Azb was not the success that it was touted tobe...!! While punjab has kept up its pressure on any terrorism it is still not too popular with minorities which might be closer to the Bajwa frame of mind...Dawn also suggests that the Quetta corp commander might have fallen from grace after playing up to Raheel Shareef...they also suggest that the corp commander might have been medically degraded...in that case he should have been shifted to a cosy desk job in the GHQ or retired...!!
  • Dec14-2016--no information has been provided yet on the PIA ATR crash...french experts visited the site alongwith those of the engine makers...with the pilot only having made a mayday before losing all control and communications it is doubtful that it was only an engine problem..some suggest that it might have been attacked in the air while others suggest a blast either due to engine trouble or a blowing up of the cockpit...!the wreckage depicts some big parts and a lot of very small pieces suggestive of a blast in the air...the cockpit has not yet been shown so it could have been blownup too...given the abbottabad-Ossama scenario many suggest that a US plane/drone could have sneaked in and shot down the plane for fun...others suggest that the pakistanis have handed over the entire corridor to the chinese who might have accidentally shot down the plane...still others suggest that a newly placed defensive land based system might have shot down the plane...still other rumours suggest that a taleban encampment in the hills might be responsible...a still remoter possibility maybe the pilot being a suicide bomber...in some of the recent airplane mishaps terrorist pilots have been blamed..still remoter the army may have eliminated philanthropist JJ as a terrorist facilitator...!!
  • Dec12-2016--three provinces face upto 16 hours of electricity outages as the 500KV line tripped during heavy fog conditions which have spread upto multan
  • Dec12-2016--a navy that could not detect an indian submarine moving around its sea coast to get near Gwadar and than did not even fire at it now says that they will provide security to Gawadar...Gawadar theoretically is inside a pocket where few ships venture and there is obviously no threat from india despite a perceived animosity...The Navy theoretically is supposed to protect the entire sea coast
  • Dec12-2016--The army chief quickly allotted portfolio's to the armies new Lieutenant Generals after he was generally being blamed for moving slowly...his choices are vastly different many suggest than raheel shareefs...he probably slotted in some of his personal favorites or those who had worked with him...some choices could be looked at with queries...eg would a DG(welfare), DG FWO or a DG admin really be deserving of a promotion...?...the only similarity might be Bilal Akber who got his men shot at and killed in karachi...many noticed how soldiers used vehicles for non official purposes and got shot at?...while Bilal Akber may now be a frontrunner for the next army chief's position as CGS he might have some competition from Sher Afghan or even Sarfraz Sattar...The other key appointment is that of Naveed Mukhtar as DG ISI whose predecessor moved to the NDU...corp commander peshawar was replaced by Nazir Butt from NDU who took over bajwa's previous assignment...the hollywood drama queen Saleem Bajwa was also transferred to IG arms....he probably left his films and drama's venture undone...a new ISPR chief and karachi rangers chief have not been announced which are the army chiefs other key subordinates...The new eight Lt Generals will be the only ones in the run for the next army chief's position as all other senior generals will retire during Bajwa's tenure...!while the ISPR position had been upgraded by Raheel Shareef there is no Lt general without a posting so a major general will probably get the job...There seems tobe a new IG for communication and information technology which could include ISPR
  • Dec11-2016--Another ATR faced problems and was grounded in multan...one had already been grounded...a crash usually makes pilots jittery and they start following the rules...however reports of some sort of sabotage continue making the rounds...with some suggesting a ground attack while others suggest happenings inside the plane...The ATR is a french plane manufactured in indonesia...one remembers Benazir announcing the purchase of ATR's on a trip to indonesia in 1996...!!
  • Dec11-2016--CJ Anwar Zaheer Jamali says he has refused to decide a case which is almost crystal clear inits contents suggesting he refuses to please a particular politician or the media..that will leave the case for the next CJ who can appoint a totally new panel to rehear the case...There are precedents in pakistani legal history of a dubious sort in which a new judge is announced as a replacement and a rehearing has not taken place...It will all depend on the legal sense of the next CJ Saqib Nisar..The present CJ seemed to seek the compliance of the two parties in his decision which many feel is not the right way...If he wanted to announce an effective commission he could have under the SC rules that a decision of the commission would be implementable...All the various permutations of the case have already been presented and the court cannot have asked for more information to decide the case...if a law did not exist than the court should not have taken up the case...The next panel should ask the PTI under what law it wants it to decide the case and than announce its decision depending on what it thinks of the evidence...There is enough evidence to go around removing the sharif family and probably Imran khans from being able to participate in any future elections...The court just could go so far as to tell the ECP that it cannot rehear cases that it has already decided and should wait for the next elections for any further perusal of fact or fiction...The suggestions of self accountability are valid but one has rarely seen any judge resign because of that and politicians like Nawaz Sharif who have never had any love for honesty are not even supposed to do that...therefore the court has an obligation to the people above the constitution...even islamic shariah has a history of some sort of accountability for the rulers who here literally mock the judiciary and any sort of accountability of their own...
  • Dec11-2016--An unknown colonel becomes the mayor of Lahore to the surprise of even PMLn wala's...!
  • Dec10-2016--with the SC chief justice retiring it was announced that the SC will rehear Panamagate arguments in the case in January after a new judge joins the bench...Justice Saqib Nisar to head the SC...many suggest that SC also should decide whether the PPP and MQM can have their own shaheeds and whether the PPP can criticize the SC for not letting of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto but is willing to let off the entire sharif family in cases openly looking corruption oriented...if the the SC judges cannot add two and two than they should not hear politico criminal cases...the entire information has been presented to the courts and they still cant make up their minds about a simple matter...whether there is an exact similarity between Arsalan Iftikhar and Hussein Nawaz is literally something that a judge should be able to do...on the other hand the PTI said that there was no point in commissions having seen the results of the east Pakistan and Abbottabad commissions and that the court should be able to decide the matter...The court on the other hand suggests that they are only able to believe in the politicians belief in their right to adjudicate and there seem no laws on how to declare an entire family of sharif's corrupt and politically incompetent...!they apparently says the PTI lawyer had no difficulty in sentencing Bhutto to death despite not even a direct connection with the process...!
  • Dec10-2016--The army chief seems biased against corp based officers not associated with him...as rumours mounted of the slow paced army chief and resignations increased...the vacancies mounted too...with five Lt.generals having resigned and another two seemingly also wanting to go home...for a Lt. General not seeing a possibility to become a general almost ends a military career...the promotion of seven major generals also seemed to show extreme bias...either the men were previously associated with Bajwa or were from deskbound innocuous jobs...some did have tribal experience in the past...however another 24 major generals were superceded including some who had a good reputation but were probably not close to the army chief...key appointments such as the ISI chief and CGS have also not yet been announced...the unfit pudgy looking Karachi Rangers chief was also promoted despite having a somewhat patchy record of achievements...this is the third Karachi Rangers chief tobe promoted...another FC balochistan chief was promoted despite continuous problems in balochistan...putting it mildly the Karachi rangers chief and the DG FWO chiefs promotion seems tobe political...usually promotions include a DGMO or DGMI but this time both missed out...corp commander Rawalpindi has been replaced by Nadeem Raza and multan corp garnered Sarfraz Sattar...Zafar Iqbal has been shifted to DG JSHq...several key corps are now headed by new appointees...this seems a time of major upheavals in the army and political world with Nawaz Sharif having barely delayed a SC verdict against his family corruption...several foreign policy disasters and almost total isolation in the Islamic world...with the USA continuously blaming us for its indian and afghan problems...
  • Dec8-2016--PIA's ATR crashes near Havelian killing all those on board including Junaid Jamshed and his wife...a flight from chitral to islamabad...given the tensions and the major changes in the army that has raised many question marks...!
  • Dec7-2016--according to the internet listings five Lt.Generals have retired after the promotion Of Bajwa to the position of army chief...That will leave the army short of at least six-seven Lt. Generals and at least five or six major generals will have tobe promoted...The internet also suggested that Lt General Shahid Baig Mirza who was the military secretary has been transferred from the GHQ to the karachi corp...The senior most Lt General is now the Engr's Khalid Asghar while Lt General Mazhar has been transferred to the Strategic Arms Division before which he was the military secretary...vacant posts in the GHQ are mounting...many are suggesting that the Karachi corp commander Naveed Mukhtar might endup as the ISI chief...!with a possible mohajir being appointed as Karachi corp commander after the literal political mayhem in karachi...The army chief apparently has supposedly discussed key appointments and promotions with Nawaz Sharif...with so many positions vacant in the GHQ most senior generals will have tobe moved there...Lt gen Ghayur Mahmood has been appointed as military secretary from Chief of Logistics...corp commander peshawar could endup as CGS...usually the army chief discusses the positions with the officers before the transfers or appointments are made...most officers have a personal choice and Bajwa could obviously differ with raheel shareef choices/decisions/thinking/suggestions...the primeminister could also have an input in appointments such as ISI chief and CGS etc...Raheel Shareef had given key appointments to the newly promoted however most of them were coming off key appointments in the terrorist counter struggle
  • Dec6-2016--while the Indians are thought to be better thinkers they have a poor record with pakistan...while they don't care what hurts Pakistan and how they treat the hapless Kashmiris...they blame us for reactions inside occupied kashmir...if Pakistan can do that than they must be really brave and capable militarily...many think they are not Pakistani state orchestrated...!however with Indians unable to do the math on this score..they also suggest that Kashmiris fighting for liberation from their yolk are terrorists too...!since Nawaz Sharif is the foreign minister one wonders why he sends the pathetic Sartaj Aziz to the hearts of Asia meet in Amritsar...!with the Indians acquiring 41-kilometer artillery, Pakistan too must study the long-range artillery pieces which are being fast-tracked for delivery by our supposed friends/enemies the USA...!The Indians must really think that our embassy is a hive of very capable spies as they harass them on a daily basis...they even refused to allow the sorry faced Basit and Sartaj to meet the press...!...!
  • Dec6-2016--the new army chief approves four terror-related death sentences amongst which one is Ata ur Rehman the head of LJ, sindh...supposedly he had achieved the status as head of religious-allied militants in Karachi and had tried to shift LJ from being a totally anti-Shiite group...the military death sentences now number 140 with 96 life sentences...supposedly this is also one of the reasons behind the appointment of Bajwa as other Lt generals opposed the death sentence/military courts syndrome propagated by Raheel Shareef...military courts are to end next month and whether the army chief has asked for their continuation it is surmised..!whenever an army chief meets the prime minister it is not usually for seeking his signature..it usually is about making a personal or army demand about something...since the only issues at the moment are the LOC and the ending of military courts...many feel that sending someone like Raheel Shareef to the heart of Asia meet would have been more credible than the occasional foreign minister Sartaj Aziz...many heads of state attended the heart of Asia meet suggesting that Nawaz Sharif is apparently frightened to show his face in India...!many suggest that the army chief may have requested the appointment of a full-time foreign minister, the extension in military courts as well as acquiring the latest artillery pieces to match the Indians...Sartaj Aziz is suspected of having been fooled by the Indians and Iranians and has no policy on many of the issues of the region and the Islamic world...
  • Dec6-2016--Balochistan government announces the elimination of Jehangir Badini alias Ameer Saheb as the mastermind of the Quetta civil hospital suicide attack...earlier the army chief and prime minister had blamed ISIS and anti CPEC forces who they identified as Indians...they named the suicide bomber as Ahmed Ali...the Balochistan interior minister named the Afghanistan NDS and Indians behind the bombing...supposedly an anti-Shiite group who are not known to work for the Indians at least...the suicide bomber was identified after DNA tests although that is theoretically not possible as there is no DNA database
  • Dec6-2016--Quaid e Azam university physics dept named after Dr Abdus Salam...Nawaz Sharif these days seems under the influence of ahmadis...coming on the heels of naming a supposed Ahmadi as the army chief and an ahmedi finance minister...!!!...while Abdus Salam being a Nobel laureate is deserving of the honour it has taken five decades for the government to recognize that...maybe he should have climbed a mountain...given the government's love for over achievers that does seem out of character...Ahmadis have been touting Salam and a former foreign minister for ages...religious groups have been opposing Ahmadis as non-Muslims as they claim to have their own prophet...!
  • Dec6-2016--a fire at an upmarket Karachi hotel leaves 12 dead including five doctors attending a meeting on immunisation
  • Dec6-2016--The chakarbaaz sharifs are now starting to unveil their chakry foreign investments...many suggest that at the very minimum the SC should declare the recipients of Panama funds Shahbaz and Nawaz sharif and Hussein Nawaz /Mariam Nawaz as ineligible to participate in politics in the future...Imran Khan too unveils how he came to be gifted a Jemima Khan property...!The SC CJ is to retire on Dec15 and the case may end up in another CJ's court although both lawyers suggest that the CJ windup or decide the case by Dec15 before heading home for good...On the other hand former CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry says that the SC is not a secure place for the bullet-proof vehicle that he is using...an IHC judge had ordered him to hand over the vehicle..!
  • Dec5-2016--Pakistan allocates $500 million for afghan aid despite the afghans and the Indians being in cahoots against pakistan..Sartaj Aziz obviously a bit mentally depreciated as the people of Afghanistan hardly matter...it is only governments that handle such issues...terrorism is a local issue and despite there being some central Asian components Pakistan does not turn against those countries...Pakistan should realise that regional meetings are at best a political forum for animosity propagation...Pakistan should work on matters bilaterally as regional forums rarely solve anything...Pakistan should have stayed away as there is literally nothing to gain from sitting down with Indians anywhere..
  • Dec5-2016--12 killed in Tirah airstrikes..the military position is that militants from Bara generally having an interest only in local area militancy and control have set up in Rajgal an area near the afghan border after being driven out of Bara by the military
  • Dec5-2016--Javed Khanani falls to his death from his under construction building...?
  • Dec4-2016--india has taken to harassing the Pakistan embassy staffers...now they have to fill in forms to withdraw their salaries and explain their expenditures and exchange their dollars at the same bank which has a lower exchange rate
  • Dec4-2016--Baleeghur Rehman minister of state for the interior says that military courts no longer needed...a Seraiki he was until recently minister of religious affairs i think...his sudden unannounced emergence in the interior ministry and the sudden leaving for England of the interior minister Chaudhry Nisar might be some sort of major change in the slow-moving Nawaz Sharif cabinet....that caused the sudden return of Chaudhry Nisar who came home without hernia surgery within three days
  • Dec4-2016--the price of an egg has risen to Rs.11 in karachi...the government is urged to see that prices of chicken, roti, sugar, milk, eggs and pulses/daals don't skyrocket as along with onions and potatoes they are still the staple since vegetables are no longer cheap...!bread which used to be available for 50 paisa's in the 1960's now costs Rs70...a roti also costs upto Rs10...
  • Dec4-2016--In what is largely seen as a joke given the PPP's lacklustre support levels Bilawal Zardari says he will be prime minister in 2018 and have his own party president as well...he does however seem to know how to smile in his selfie with the celebrity Paris Hilton...!!crybabies donot get elected in Pakistan many suggest...!however the mqm breakaway faction PSP also thinks that it has a chance in punjab...that is even funnier...!
  • Dec3-2016--three mqm-London men have been indicted in the murder in London of Imran Farook a former mqm secretary general...many had opined the involvement of Altaf Hussein's security guards and bookies or even Sikhs...!Mohd Anwar is said to be a former mqm head of its terrorism wing while Iftikhar Hussein is an Altaf Hussein relative while Kashif Kamran is said to be one of the assailants...!
  • Dec3-2016--The prime minister and all recent army chiefs have a high interest in facial enhancement...showing their deep narcissistic tendencies...The freshly peeled new army chief arrived at the LOC and told troops to retaliate swiftly and severely to any Indian violations...This after the Indians refused any interest in talks...!The US also appeared to intervene in the conflict in an unfriendly manner by supplying India 140 artillery guns with a 40 km range...Obama showed his anti-Pakistan animosity by agreeing to supply two guns over the weekend...the use of such guns in the conflict could spark a war...there is nowhere that the Indians can use such guns apart from the Kashmir valley and the only target is the Pakistan army...!The Indian sounding Pakistani ambassador retorted that they could wait several years for any talks...Pakistan should many suggest agree to back Khalistan and Kashmiri rebels openly as they are both wars of liberation
  • Dec2-2016--in what is a clear repudiation of the governments pro shiite policies maulani Mansoor Nawaz Jhangvi won a byelection in Jhang PP-78 after maulana ludhianvi backed out...he is the son of Haq Nawaz Jhangvi who was hanged by the Zia government...the government has been fighting LJ rebels all over the country who despite being a small group have literally run circles around teh military and government security services...The LJ was an offshoot of teh SSP and all three related organizations SSP, LJ and ASWJ have been banned...however the government has allowed similar shiite organizations to function...The PMLn has usually been the main opponent in the area but has fallen afoul over its government policies...
  • Dec1-2016--many suggest that the Sharifs have been able to fool the SC on the matter of the London flats...while they acquired and used the flats since 1993 they now are suggesting that they only got possession in 2006...there is even an old Mrs Nawaz Sharif statement suggesting that they had bought the flats in the early 90's when their children wanted a place to stay during educational activities...!
  • Dec1-2016--Rumours on the media suggested that one of the new army generals had a meeting with Husain Nawaz...the timing is not known...whether the meeting had anything to do with Panamagate, military appointments or suggestions that a million dollars would be a welcome donation for them too...others suggest that the meeting caused a wild swing in the appointment of the new army chief as political leaders became involved in the matter...others suggest that the general may have wanted to know where the millions were coming from..? others suggest that army officers flush with cash wanted to invest in his Hedge fund for higher returns...! Raheel Shareef's 80 million donation of his perks to the Shuhada foundation showed the unrealistically high levels of perks enjoyed by military officers...many also object to the military associated propaganda related to normal job activities of the army chief...in such activities talking to victims of terrorism is supposed to be an act that civilians or the prime minister cannot do effectively or avoid doing...prime ministers and even former army chiefs have avoided reaching out immediately to terror/ disaster ridden victims...many of whom feel that they have been hard done by...Raheel Shareef was always on the ball taking no time in getting to any problem area while the primrminister waited for security clearances...!
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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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