Posts Tagged ‘revolution’

“It is not an end, but means to an end!”


Posted @ LahorePostBlog

30th October 2011, a new ascertained historical landmark for Pak history textbooks, when a crowd of 500K characteristically declared solidarity with Imran Khan against Pakistan’s inept regimes, at the symbolic venue of Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore. Analysts say it was the largest congregation of its kind in the last 40 years and a tipping point in Pak political history. The divine crowd was a representation of all the socio-economic strata of society, sects, and religions- a happening rarely witnessed in the class-stricken, religious intolerant Pakistan. Samson Sharaf from PTI, credited for bringing thousands of Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians to the congregation. “Imran Khan to reconstruct Jinnah’s Vision.” he tweeted, earlier that day.

As the lion of Pakistan roared, he commenced by eulogizing Jinnah and Iqbal as his political and religious mentor, respectively. Khan shared a brief policy outline, sketchy, covering almost all core issues faced by Pakistan today. Undoubtedly, the mighty khan has implicitly proven himself as a concrete political contender. My heartiest condolences to the envious cynics and the bereaved pessimists!

Moving on, Pakistan craves for a leader-in-charge who may not have to be one hell of an orator, but certainly a sterling planner, exceptional administrator, committed and willing to produce the promised change. Luckily, Khan is that champion. Albeit, Pakistan today cannot afford a change akin to Obama’s.

Team Imran Khan, should therefore, rapidly move on to the next STEP. Three core issues to address. One- vote registration. Masses, particularly in villages, don’t even have their ID cards made, forget about votes. NADRA and Election Commission needs to look into that. Moreover, the urban youth, otherwise motivated, inclined for change, is undermining the gravity of vote registration. Media can play a major role here in reaching out to them.

Two –Policy. The Irony of governance practices in Pakistan has always been an absent implementation, policy making never was. Since politicians always had stakes, policy enforcement hardly happened, merely slogans and rhetoric. Reversing this trend and a policy of “Right man at the Right grade” will yield results (otherwise, governance is no rocket-science). Still, for team-IK, policy papers be made public, without fearing copycats. By doing so, professionals who are otherwise neutral or apolitical can assist in modification or revision. A think-tank, inviting and incorporating accomplished professionals, (including expats) may be considered.

Three- Candidate Selection. Khan now an established Kaptaan, should know, he is the highest bidder. So choose the best. Selection credentials, therefore, for fundamental positions be elevated and there must be zero tolerance for the opportunists. Personally, I do not really agree with this notion of media gurus of having political heavyweights as a marker of success. Why so? When even the cleanest of them all are also stained.

The hulking support, unconventional and non-compromising politics, credibility, and his achievements for Pakistan, now makes him holier than the establishment – the weakest today in Pakistan’s history. They might need him-he does not need them. Therefore, irrelevant mud slinging is not required, as it is the weapon of cowards, effete, and incompetents.

Most important: critics should refrain from equating his supporters to GHQ puppets -that is major insult. The military top brass and Jawans, not a supernatural force, also represents a sample of 180mn Pakistanis, so any support within the army ranks or frank admission of his solid power by them should not come as a surprise. Nevertheless, they or any other forces for that matter, if illicitly attempt to hinder the change he promises, will be swept away by the Tsunami that has only begun!

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Protesting against Raymond Davis’ release- tell you why


Raymond proved to be a rare unity dot in Pakistan’s recent history other than cricket. Reason being the extreme anguish and frustration amongst general public vis-à-vis government’s ghastly poor governance including foreign policy; unbalanced and tilted far away from national interests culminating in horrendous security concerns.

Davis, a mole having a list of accusations to his credit – an assassin, a contractor, and his alleged connections with banned outfits, acted as a catalyst. The case proved to be a check of deliverance of justice as well as a test of fidelity of the present regime. Bound to release, but the whole saga has uncovered literally everybody.

Though, it wouldn’t be fair to hold judiciary or qisas law alone responsible for what happened, because the trial on legitimate grounds never happened. However, it has been ascertained now that the Pakistani authorities under American pressure misused the law, the judiciary was beleaguered, and Davis was released in an overnight commando extravaganza. Which sovereign country and which solemn democratic nation would accept such a run?

Juvenile free Judiciary succumbed to pressure, but role of establishment was equally disappointing. Nevertheless, they are working under utmost pressure for the whole strategy building responsibility, a job of the political lead in a democratic state, has been assigned to them, with minimal liability on part of the irresolute premiership.

Looking at the victims’ indigent family, it should not come as a surprise that they eventually surrendered and accepted blood money, unless perhaps there had been such reassurances from other ends. Still, it’s early to opine until the family, missing now, comes forward.

But it wasn’t murder alone, Davis should have been trialed for anti-state activities, the foremost concern. Question is why was he not convicted of espionage? And who’s responsible for this leverage. The Incapacitate, sycophant Pakistani authorities deliberately undermined espionage, trivializing their responsibility and should now resign, reason enough to protest against them.

Fearing repercussions at home, Hillary denied paying blood money. Who wins the Oscar for best liar here! The two govts are dodging their nations and spending trillions of taxpayers hard-earned money shielding mercenaries in an unwinnable war.

Rather than alleviating concern of Pakistanis over roaming mercenaries, US welcomed the “deal” by waging a mini-war -6 drone strikes in one day, killing 44 mostly innocent, even admitted and condemned by Pakistan’s military chief. Having already sacrificed 32,000 lives, why should not it infuriate Pakistan?

Nevertheless, I assume the tyranny has gone beyond forbearance and the protests will have no stopping now. Pakistanis will have to stand up to the bullies on the playground – First against the ones within the country.

Crying in the wilderness


Oppression is worse than death.  Freedom is bliss. Ultimate freedom is ultimate delight. My soul yearns to breath in fresh air, clear my head, break all the chains & soar high. One doesn’t have to be week to be oppressed.  The wicked, the immoral, the mighty can use weakness of the strongest to bully, to destroy. And this is the worst of any oppression.

 The weak subjugates, the stronger frustrates, and the strongest frustrates the most, gets bunged up altogether. The strongest goes through the worst of the mental turmoil.  Your Strengths become your weaknesses. There remains an ongoing war between hope & despair, heart & mind.

A nation like ours, in distress is going through hell like this. Not because it is week, or incompatible. Instead, A sturdy, resilient, brilliant nation, a steel headed nation, but chained, coz it is being ruled by the weakest, lousy leaders ever in her history. Further weekend by the US bully using the leaderships’ weaknesses’ to gear her to disaster.

NRO before, 18th amendment now- I see no difference, superadded by ruined economy, unemployment, price hike & load shedding, all because of incapacity of the higher authorities to govern. Our sovereignty is at stake & self-respect is being compromised like never before.

The weakest have subjugated, the stronger are getting frustrated, and the strongest who can gear us out ,are probably blown up to an extent that they are out of thei mind or are unsure what to do.

They are the first ones who need to wake up, to reorganize their minds & revolutionize. Time to ameliorate.

The Pakistani Spectator

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