Did we learn from the history? (16 December 1971 Dhaka Fall)

36 years ago we were one nation…….

A nation which was founded on the principles of justice and freedom in the name of a religion which condemns all kind of discrimination (racial,status wise,linguistic etc) , a religion which does not allow any kind of unjust action and which promotes the concept of universal brotherhood.

BUT what we did with the great ideology? with the great state founded in the name of that ideology?

Soon after the independence the discrimination between east and west Pakistanis started, system of justice was made practically a subordinate to the  government, martial laws,feudals got hold in the politics of Pakistan and corridors of power, tension between the centre and the provinces, no proper mechanism of distribution of the executive powers and responsibilities, corruption became a routine, no concept of socio-economic justice and so the result was chaos which resulted in a civil war which was well utilized by India and other powers and so the result was Bangladesh.

Even after 36 years if I see our actions as a nation, it seems that we have not learnt any thing.

Pakistan is on is in a deep judicial crisis thanks to Dictator Musharraf(Who played a drama on 15 December of lifting the emergency but forgot to reinstate the genuine non-PCO Judges), our tribal areas and parts of our frontier province is facing a clash between our own Army and our own people, corrupt religous  and so called moderate politicians are still considered as the only available options when it comes to the state affairs, the majority of our nation is corrupt as a whole with no pride in their national identity and still our great dictator tells us that we are going in the right direction.

May Allah guide us to the right path.

Long Live Pakistan

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PEMRA Issues new threats against private channels in Pakistan.

Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority issues new threats to the private satellite television networks against airing live coverage, including telephone calls, that could result in urging people to go for agitation and violence.

The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)  called the warning a government attempt to control the free media.

Violation of the new PEMRA directive will result in 3 years of imprisonment and Rs. 100,00000 of fine. 

Analysts doubt change after Pakistan emergency ends—>AFP Report

They say he looks unlikely to ease media curbs or restore ousted judges, meaning the end of the emergency — hotly demanded by the international community before elections next month — will have little practical impact.

“Can a person change the constitution? That issue will persist, no matter whether the emergency is withdrawn or not,” said Hasan Askari, a political analyst and the former head of political science at Punjab University.

He called lifting emergency rule a “public relations exercise” aimed at making the West feel more comfortable about the elections, even though many critics insist the vote will be neither free nor fair.

“The exercise will simply be to show to the West that he has returned to constitutional rule and is moving a step closer to democracy,” Askari said.

“The current controversies will persist and for all operational purposes, the end of emergency will not make any real difference.”

Citing Islamist violence and what he said was an interfering judiciary, Musharraf imposed emergency rule on November 3. The constitution was suspended, and thousands of people were arrested across the country.

The independent-minded head of the Supreme Court was one of many judges given the sack. A new and strict code of conduct effectively barred many media from criticising Musharraf or the armed forces.

Most of those arrested have since been released but some prominent lawyers — including the president of the Supreme Court’s bar association — are still in detention.

Meanwhile Pakistan’s media regulator reaffirmed this week that any live TV broadcasts remain banned. The restriction, which includes phone-in chat shows, is aimed at muzzling the president’s critics, the journalists union says.

Unless the ousted judges are returned and the media curbs lifted, ending the state of emergency will be “meaningless,” said Rasul Baksh Rais, a political scientist at Lahore’s University of Management and Sciences.

“I do not think that the state of oppression is going to disappear,” Rais said, alleging that the president had “disfigured” the constitution with his decrees.

“If the judiciary is not independent, how can one expect them to deliver on fundamental rights? Lifting the emergency without reinstatement of the pre-emergency judiciary would be meaningless.

“Lifting emergency rule will not make much of a difference for the victims of emergency.”

The imposition of emergency rule triggered domestic and international uproar against Musharraf, a key ally in the US “war on terror”.

While he has already been re-elected as president — a vote in October that itself was controversial — the January 8 polls will determine the makeup of the next parliament, which could have a bearing on Musharraf’s plans.

Under the constitution as written, no changes can be made without a two-thirds majority of lawmakers.

Musharraf’s critics say he badly needs that majority to indemnify himself from what they insist were the unlawful changes he decreed.

But Attorney General Malik Qayyum told AFP that the Supreme Court — which has been purged of anti-Musharraf judges — had already validated his extraordinary legal orders.

“The constitution will be restored and emergency rule will come to an end on Saturday,” Qayyum said.

Najim Sethi, a columnist and editor of a leading local English newspaper, the Daily Times, said he believed the courts could still decide to fight back once the emergency order is lifted.

“Media restrictions will no longer be unchallengable,” he said. “Challenges to both Musharraf and the political parties will be entertained by the courts.”

After APDM its time to take decisions for MMA.

I think its time for the genuine opposition parties to keep themselves away from the corrupt political parties.

PML-N and ANP were rightly kicked out of the APDM (All partied democratic alliance) and now MMA (Muttahida Majlis e Amal) should also re-think the way it is going and infact Qazi sahab now finally should say a good bye to Fazal-ur-Rehman(Maulana Diesel as people call him) .

Only genuine and honest people can stand and fight for the cause of justice and freedom.

APDM still not able to take a decision on General Selections 2008—> God Knows when our politicians will be able to use their heads properly.

The press conference by the “leadership” of APDM and the reports by the media shows that the only Musharraf opposition alliance is still not decicive on the issues of dictator’s PCO elections which we call “General Selection”.

According to the reports PML-N and ANP are ready to take part in the elections by having a point of view that they should not leave the battle field open for the Dictator Musharraf’s supported parties and on the other hand Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI),Jamat e Islame and Mehmood Khan Achakzai are with the lawyers point of view that by taking part in the elections they will provide the legal support for the General(R) and Dictator(Not-R) Musharraf’s illegal actions of November 3 2007 and onwards.

United4Justice:   PML-N and ANP its time to make the right decision, boycott the elections 2008 and show your commitment for the cause of justice.

Lawyers committed for the cause of “Justice” urging the political parties to boycott the polls.

All Pakistan Lawyers’ Representatives Convention: Lawyers urge parties to boycott polls 

Daily Times Report:LAHORE: All Pakistan Lawyers’ Representatives Convention on Saturday decided to boycott the upcoming elections and urged the political parties to join them in this regard to get rid of the “unconstitutional rule”.

In the presence of President Pervez Musharraf, so-called caretaker government and “partial election commission” the polls could not be held fair, free and impartial, the speakers said.

Lawyers’ representatives from all over the country participated in the convention. The speakers urged the political parties, civil society organisations, students and the media to continue their participation in the struggle for the restoration of the constitution and the restoration of the judiciary to its pre-Nov 3 status.

Eleven resolutions were presented before the house, which were unanimously carried. The resolutions included immediate restoration of the deposed judges. The house rejected the emergency rule and PCO and refused to recognise the PCO judges.

The convention demanded release of the detained lawyers including Aitzaz Ahsan, Munir A Malik, Ali Ahmad Kurd, Justice (r) Tariq Mehmood, Baz Muhammad Kakar and Hadi Shakeel Ahmad.

They denounced the PEMRA Ordinance and termed curbs imposed on various private TV channels as “evil intentions”.

The house termed the amendments in the Army Act and legal practitioners and Bar Council Act as “illegal”. It said Pervez Musharraf was not the president of the country and the lawyers’ community would not recognise him as the president.

The house believed that the amendments in the acts were the “pet project” of Attorney General of Pakistan Malik Qayyum and Sharifuddin Pirzada.

They denounced manhandling and forced exile of Justice (r) Wajihuddin from the Punjab. The house denounced the foreign intervention in the country’s internal matters.

In the convention Punjab Bar Council vice chairman announced not to include decision of the PCO judges in the Pakistan Law Journal (PLJ).

Those who spoke on the occasion included Tariq Javed Warraich, Syed Arbab Ahmad, Mirza Aziz Akbar Baig, Hamid Khan, Syed Muhammad Shah, Ahsan Bhoon, Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal, Justice (r) Khalilur Rehman Khan, Azad Kashmir Bar Association president, Balochistan Bar Council secretary and members of Sindh Bar Council and Hyderabad Bar Association.

Opposition Should Boycott the 2008 Elections—>Imran Khan

Imran Khan, immediately after his release on Thursday after his release has urged the opposition parties to boycott the elections of 2008. According to Imran Khan all the APDM parties have agreed on the boycott except Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman.

Imran Khan is on a hunger strike to show unity with the suspended judges and according to him taking part in the elections will legitimise the Dictator’s Action.

He also said that restoration of judiciary is a bigger issue than emergency.

Meanwhile PTI has appealed to the people to observe 24th November as fasting day to show solidarity with the judges who are detained for upholding the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and all the lawyers and people of Pakistan put behind bars for this cause.