Malik Riaz issue is a big test for the people of Pakistan especially those who are justice loving to prove their existence as human beings not as insects or blind sheep. Pakistan military and feudal-corporatist-extortionist political ruling elite thinks that we all are insects and blind sheep who can be easily crushed or can be taken any where.
There are reports that government wants to send a reference against Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry like Musharraf did in 2007. The move will give enough space for the government to waste time till the next elections and CJ’s 2013 retirement.
We need to decide now that what sort of life we want to give to our future generations. Are we ready to give a life of slaves to our future generations? Are we ready to surrender the rights of our future generations?
As John F. Kennedy said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. “
It seems government, military and allies want people who wan a system based on justice to go for the violent option. I think establishment and government want people to go for a French type revolution in Pakistan.
An interesting discussion on the future of Pakistan was organized by Intelligence Squared and Evening Standard Newspaper. The speakers invited were Imran Khan, Anatol Lieven, General Sir David Richards, Farzana Shaikh, Jaswant Singh, William Dalrymple and Jonathan Paris.
At the end of the discussion audience voted against the US and Western support for operations in Pakistan.
Below is the link to watch the discussion.
A real threat during that time emerged was BLA
(Balauchistan Liberation Army) lead by Late Balach
Mari. It is now confirmed by many sources that he was
backed by the Indian and Israeli intelligence
(remember Kurdistan movement in Iraq) and obviously
India and Israel cannot do it without American support
There are more than ten consulates and information
centers of India operating in Afghanistan and one
can easily understand the purpose keeping in mind how
many Afghans are interested in going to India or what
is population of Afghanistan?
One more thing to consider Balach mari died in an air
attack in Afghanistan recently by NATO forces.
Also if you look at their media you will realize the
intensity of the propaganda against terrorist activities
in Pakistan and its nuclear assets and they don’t need to
find much material on their own our beloved dictator
provides them all in his justifications to remain in power.
Now just look why these forces are playing this whole
1) To accomplish their Zionist goals in the Middle
East and Pakistan is a real hurdle because of its
Islamic foundations, friendship with Arabs and nuclear
capability (Search Terms: Greater Israel, Armageddon).
2) To cater China’s growing power and influence
in the region (search terms: String of pearls, Gawadar
3) To de nuclearize Pakistan, the only Islamic country
to have it.
4) To strengthen the hold on the natural resources in
5) To stop the re emerging threat of Russia as power
But there are certain challenges these forces are
facing like Pakistan is not a small country like
Afghanistan, it has a real strong military, it is a
nuclear power and also it has some sort of a solid
ideological foundation so to overcome these challenges
they have first decided to weaken the country
internally and so far the things which are supporting
them are that Pakistan has a power hungry elite,
discrimination between ethnic and sectarian groups is
getting wider (in fact they are using it really
efficiently), institutions are getting weak, power is
centered to one man (who is a patriotic person, I
believe but his lust for power and his own political
and ideological agenda is very damaging for the
foundations of Pakistan), military and people are
fighting with each other in northern parts,
involvement of military in politics (General Kiyani is
taking some good initiatives to reduce the role of
Army in civil affairs) and high illiteracy rate.
I still believe that our nation has the strength to
overcome these challenges, we just need to take
actions in the right direction and for that right
leadership is required which I have no doubts in
saying that Mr Musharraf is not able to provide. Most
of the challenges we are facing (in fact he is facing
them more) are the result of his wrong policies which
he thinks are the best possible options and
that’s what Mr. Saddam was doing.
People who believe that nothing can happen to us
because we are a nuclear power so sit and relax, they
need to look at the history and learn from the
destruction of the great Soviet Union.
May Allah unite us and show us the right path.
In this so called war against terrorism the biggest sin Musharraf did was to make the country’s own army to fight with the people (the fight in northern Pakistan and later Lal Masjid etc).
In doing so they violated several constitutional points and it lead to a confrontation between the Supreme Court and the dictator (specially in the missing person’s case) and because of this (along with the issues of sugarcane, steel mills and other financial and constitutional issues) which lead to the action of 9 March by the dictator.
But the real thing which disturbed the dictator and the imperial power US is the rise of the Pakistani Civil society specially lawyers, students and the middle class who started nationwide protests against the actions of the dictator but to the disgrace of the government who meanwhile conquered ‘Lal Masjid’ by killing innocent children and women, the decision from the full court bench under Justice Ramday reinstated CJP Iftikhar Chaudhary.
After the reinstating of the CJP the judiciary and the lawyers community felt that they should now seriously think and do something for the supremacy of law in the country which Musharraf and his pet politicians named ‘judicial activism’.
After that the real hurdle Musharraf faced was to legitimize his illegal elections so to do that he imposed Martial Law in the country on 3rd of November (because there was a case under hearing against the illegal election of the dictator and he was sure that he will lose it on the grounds of merit).
Meanwhile the US support for the dictator and his illegal actions continued (only some surface statements were passed to please the US civil society and also to keep some points for making the future case against Musharraf as they did with Saddam, first encouraged him to do wrong actions and then made those actions the reason to invade a country and to kill thousands of innocent people).
To be continued……..
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday asked all political parties to sort out an exit strategy for Musharraf over his failure in controlling affairs of the government, which is posing a serious threat to the sovereignty of country.
“It is too late now, the country has already been going through worse economic, political and law and order crisis due to wrong policies of President Musharraf and all political parties must work out an exit strategy for Musharraf in the greater national interest,” Khan said.
“I intend to call a meeting of All Parties Democratic Alliance (APDM) to discuss options available for building national reconciliation on a common agenda and also I would contact parties outside the APDM including PML-N and PPP to bring them on board,” Khan said.
He said, “Deteriorating law and order situation in the country, heavy human losses due to army operations, increasing suicide attacks on personnel of law enforcing agencies, unemployment, skyrocketing prices of daily commodities, load shedding and negative statements by western officials about nuclear programme were posing a serious threat to the sovereignty of the country.”
To a question he suggested formation of a popular government (Awami) to hold free and fair elections in the country, and said that polls were not the solution for the prevailing national crisis, but transfer of power to civilian government according to will of people.
Khan alleged that West had been exploiting Pakistan for its own vested interests and wanted to roll back the nuclear programme by using these tactics.
Presenting a solution, Khan said that he would discuss his proposal with Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Co-Chairman during his visit and suggested an APC of APDM was a good platform to initiate towards facilitating Musharaf in his transfer of power to civilian government.
Khan criticised statement made by IAEA Chief Elbaradei on Pakistan’s nuclear assets and said, “Baradei hands are tainted with innocent Iraqi blood and statement about Pakistan only reflects hidden agenda of West against its nuclear programme,” Khan said.
He also said the coming elections would not be free and fair and public would not accept results and feared a massive public reaction in form of riots throughout the country.
History repeats it self because nobody seems to learn from it and that’s what is happening with us.
Our leaders specially and nation in general are repeating the same mistakes we did before or made by others like us in the past. Now I come straight to the point which I want to discuss (my brain storming is not allowing me to write any more starting lines).
In the 80’s Iraq was a key American ally and Saddam was the best friend America had in the region. Saddam’s regime was fully backed militarily and financially by the Americans specially during their conflict with Iran but what we saw on December 30th 2006? Saddam hanged by the American sponsored Iraqi government. We have lots of things to learn from this, during Saddam-US love patch US was making Saddam stronger and stronger and making Iraq weaker and weaker by using it against Iran and also by encouraging him to take actions against Shia Iraqis and Kurdish Sunni Iraqis and it is also to be noted that Kurdish movement is being supported secretly by Israel and also the American investment was there for other Saddam opposing forces so what America wanted to achieve from that?
By strengthening Saddam Iraq and weakening Iraq America successfully made Saddam the main power centre also during that time the US-CIA was able to start Iraq-Kuwait War and after that America started to attack the Iraqi power centre i.e. Saddam (and his government) by calling their best friend a dictator, a tyrant and …
Then with the help of US sanctions and support of anti-Saddam forces they were able to weak Saddam’s forces and government hold (making no fly zones etc) and after 9/11 during their course of modern day crusades (The so called War on Terror) they attacked Iraq and toppled Saddam’s government on the charges that they have developed WMD and called the Operation Enduring Freedom (Because US hates dictatorship, loves democracy, rule of law and freedom).
To be conitnued…
I think the comment made by Abdullah Gul(Turkish President) is somewhat a statement which should be the focal point of our policy making.
According to media reports:
“Pakistan is passing through a critical time … therefore, in this kind of critical period, all the decision makers should focus on Pakistan’s future,” Gül said when asked about probable impacts of the ongoing crisis in Pakistan over the country’s image in the eyes of the international community.
Abdullah Gul’s visit to Pakistan and his efforts to stabilize the country’s situation shows the strength of ties between the two brotherly nations. I hope his efforts will help the situation in Pakistan to get eased up a bit.
Abdullah Gul also urged the Pakistani government and opposition parties to look for a unified future for Pakistan.