General Kiyani, the lead mercenary and one of the party in NRO-Safe Exit deal which made Zardari President and gave the American pet dictator Musharraf Safe Exit, will continue to serve (his imperialist masters and Status Quo) for next 3 years.
Kiyani deserved extension as he did his best to serve his imperialist masters and Status Quo of power. NRO-Safe Exit Deal, More Intensity in War Against Pakistani people, More Drone Attacks, More Missing persons, More feet licking of Pentagon and White House, and More more time/resource wasting on “General” Image Building, all count to his performance report.
Kiyani’s extension is also important for Zardari-Gillani as NRO and Fake degree cases are creating problems for them and they need someone reliable and friendly in GHQ. USA needs the extension to continue their game in the region but perhaps this is not the main reason as anyone replacing Kiyani would pursue the same policies. Military establishment also needs it as Kiyani successfully protected them from the cases of Missing Persons , Benazir Murder, DHA corruption, Human Rights violations and many other criminal cases.
May Allah bless Pakistan and show us the right path.
Establishment’s policy of exploiting sectarianism is giving fruits–> a note on recent attacks on qadiyani worship places and mausoleum of ali hajveri
The strategy to exploit sectarianism to expand the war and extend the rule is hitting us badly. Previously attacks on qadiyani worship places and now mausoleum of ali hajveri not only show the incompetency of our security institutions but also show how bad the policies pay which are made with a narrow mindset filled with greed and prejudice. The logics like “Masjid e Zarrar” which were floated in the masses when they attacked lal masjid in Islamabad,bombed madrissahs resulted in the killings of innocent children,women and men in tribal areas, all in the name of “War on Terror” has resulted in more terror. The policy of divide and rule is giving its fruits.
So called nationalism and sectarian backed liberalism is hitting us bad. We really need to find a peaceful way out of this war. The war has strongly damaged our social fabric, now the diversity and some academic and historical differences which were there in the form of different sects like shia,sunni,wahabi,deobandi etc have now turned into a clash. All this was done deliberately like it is done in Iraq, Afghanistan and even in this region during 1757-1857 British takeover of Indian Sub-continent. In all cases local corrupt elite in politics, mercenary forces or so -called intellectual classes played their dirty role. If Musharraf has to be trialed someday, this crime alone should be enough to give him an exemplary punishment but the problem is current Zardari-Kiyani duo is toeing the same policies.
Whether innocent people are dying in drone attacks, military operations or suicide bombings the historical fact is they don’t add to the cause of peace but result in more terrorist activities which lead to more military operations and so this vicious cycle of death and fear is going on and on with no real directions.
We strongly oppose the innocent killings in the name of war, revenge or in any name. We demand a peaceful way out of this imperialist war against peace, humanity and justice.
Just a message for all:
“O ye who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for Allah in equity, and let not hatred of any people seduce you that ye deal not justly. Deal justly, that is nearer to your duty. Observe your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Informed of what ye do.” (Al-Maeda:8)