Progressives in Pakistan demand an immediate end to military operation in FATA

It is good to know that at least few progressives have stood up against the military operations in FATA. We often see many fake liberals and progressives in Pakistan, who actually are sectarian and social class fascists, support this fake war on terror. It is one of the rare moments that a group educated people with some sense of justice left in them stood up against tyranny.

I would have loved to see them criticizing military’s policy of using sectarianism itself through the likes of Zaid Hamid, Faisal Raza Abidi, Sunni Ittehad Council etc to forward the war agenda or to see some blame wrongly going against capitalism but in fact it is ‘corporatism’ which should have been targeted. However, it is a great thing to know that not all progressives and liberals are fake in Pakistan.

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We, the undersigned, demand an immediate end to the ongoing military operation in the North Waziristan region of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). We expect this, the sixth military operation in FATA within the last decade, to follow the pattern set by the previous “decisive” operations which resulted in death and suffering for the people of FATA.

The current operation in North Waziristan is nothing but a sham that will only increase the suffering of the people of FATA. Those declaring “full support” for the military operation choose to ignore history (and the present) at their own peril.

While we condemn religious extremism and militancy in the strongest terms, we do not believe that the problem of religious militancy in Pakistan can be addressed through military means nor by an exclusive focus on FATA as a harbour of militancy. Our demands are as follows:

1. An immediate and unconditional halt to the ongoing military operation in NorthWaziristan and other parts of Tribal Areas.

2. We demand that the people of FATA have the right to decide what to do with the problem of militancy in their area. This process must include working-classes, peasants, women and minorities in FATA – with complete accountability, full access to independent media and without any coercion from the security establishment or militant groups.

3. Public disclosure of the names, details and any alleged militant linkages of those killed in the ongoing operation.

4. Immediate abolition of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and steps to integrate FATA into mainstream Pakistan by providing guarantee of fundamental rights including rights of political association and the national penal code.

For complete demands and list of people who signed the documents, please visit:

http://progpak.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/stop-the-military-operation-in-fata/

I am especially glad to see the names of teachers in the list who are showing support for some good cause.

We Demand Next Elections in Pakistan to be based on Nadra ID Cards and Pakistan Origin Card

We, the civil society of Pakistan, demand Election Commission and Supreme Court to make sure that every Pakistani who wants to exercise his/her democratic right to vote should be facilitated.

Therefore, we demand that new elections should be based on NADRA IDENTITY CARDS and PAKISTAN ORIGIN CARD.

If democracy is the name of giving people the right to choose then there should be minimum hurdles in expressing the choice.

Current registrations with Election Commission of Pakistan will not guarantee the registration of every eligible voter.

NADRA’s machine readable cards will also help in ensuring transparency.

We also demand Election Commission and Supreme Court to facilitate Overseas Pakistanis especially students by allowing them to cast their votes either in embassy or online.

Support the cause on Facebook :

http://www.facebook.com/pages/We-Demand-Next-Elections-in-Pakistan-to-be-based-on-Nadra-ID-Cards/271720802873402

PAKISTAN ZINDABAD

Charlie Sheen Video and a need to investigate 9/11 freely.

On September 11 2001, world saw one of the most horrific acts of terrorism (the most horrible is obviously the nuclear bombing of Heroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during the WWII by USA) in which around 3 thousand people lost their lives.

But even after killing millions of people in Iraq,Afghanistan,Pakistan and elsewhere US government hasn’t yet done an independent (there were lots of cover up investigations to make up some story to justify the war against humanity) inquiry which will give all the unanswered questions.

Recent video by Hollywood star Charlie Sheen is another attempt to push US government for a just and independent inquiry.

Charlie Sheen like many considers 9/11 as an inside job by Bush administration.


Click here for the story in Telegraph about Charlie Sheen 9 /11 video

or simply watch the video

Charlie Sheen video on 9 /11

WE SUPPORT THE CAUSE OF DEMANDING AN INDEPENDENT INQUIRY AND DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THOSE WHO DIED IN THESE ATTACKS AND THE WAR AGAINST HUMANITY WHICH STARTED AFTER THAT.