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JI/PTI: Will the fundamentals be compromised over tactical politics?

January 8, 2012 2 comments

Recent wave of Arab spring and success of Justice and Development Party in Turkey have given many lessons to Islamic movements and political parties around the world.

These revolutions and political successes came as a result of patient and hard laboured struggles without compromising on fundamental issues.

Here in Pakistan, after wasting a decade in an un-wanted foreign war, there was a chance of smaller but ideologically focused parties to join hands against the so called war on terror.

The other fundamental issues which got spot light during that time were issues like independent judiciary,corruption, missing persons and breaking the status-quo in Pakistani politics.

Two political forces, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led by Imran Khan and Jamat e Islami led by Munawwar Hassan, can be expected to bring people together on fundamental issues related to the survival of our country. On one hand eyebrows are being raised over the inclusion of former PML-Q members in PTI and their alleged soft corner for MQM which Imran Khan has rejected.

PTI’s poltical leadership has been denying the impression that they are forming any alliance with forces of status-quo, MQM with its politics of violence or any corrupt leadership. Their point of view on the inclusion of new leadership as expressed by Imran Khan recently is that these people are joining PTI after agreeing with PTI’s agenda and knowing that their assets and credibility will be scruitinized before giving them any party tickets.

Time will tell if PTI sticks to what it claims. Now in another turn of events Jamat e Islami is getting closer with PML-N, a force well-known for being an important part of status-quo along with two other pillars including PPP and establishment.

This development is interesting as according to the news reports, Farid Paracha of Jamat e Islami said,“All the PML-Q has been renamed as PTI. If we have to work with these corrupt people, there is no need to get closer to the PTI.”

This line of argument is interesting from Jamat e Islami’s senior leader. JI is criticizing PTI for including those who are joining the party after accepting PTI’s agenda on USA war on terror, corruption,judiciary etc. Also these people are joining PTI after knowing the fact that their assets and credibility will be scruitinized before giving them party tickets.

On the other hand JI prefers to be partners with a party which is itself an important part of status-quo and has a good history of corrupt power politics (JI’s past statements are also there on this). It was evident from the JI’s recent social media campaign that the people in JI who support PML-N and JUI-F are not happy with PTI’s growing popularity and a possible conflict of interest in the form of some common vote bank or supporter base especially anti-war on terror votebank.

If we talk about fundamentals, PML-N supported operations in Sawat and tribal areas, and played its double role in judiciary movement. Also the possibility of them having a clear stance on corruption is very limited, if we look at their past tenures in federal government.

But still they are eligible for being a partner in the eyes of JI’s senior leader despite former accusations by JI on PML-N for playing the role of a friendly opposition.

So far there are no clear statements on the recent developments between PTI and JI relationship by their top most leaderships. According to news reports, they are expected to meet soon to discuss recent developments in Pakistani politics and way forward with each other.

I hope they will keep fundamental issues like war on terror, corrution, indepndent judiciary, missing persons and independent foreign policy in mind before taking any major decision. This is a make or break time for Pakistani politics as new developments are taking place in neighbouring Afghanistan and a new wave of change in Pakistan is knocking our doors.

Will PTI and JI compromise their fundamental stances over some tactical politics? Their answer may determine the future course of our country and its politics.

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

September 13, 2009 3 comments

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.

Some Updates Related To Black Flag Week for 10 March 2008–>Emergency and Black Flag week mailing lists and blogs

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Events for 10th March. Please check out the upto date events at:

http://blackflagweek.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=22589890270
www.teeth.com.pk/blog
http://pakistanmartiallaw.blogspot.com/

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Karachi:
Complete BOYCOTT OF ALL THE COURTS.

Flag Hoistings:

3:00 pm >> Hotel Jabees, Saddar
Islamic Lawyers Movement (ILM)
People’s Resistance and all other friends are invited to join 5:00 pm >> Iqbal Haider’s House
D-25, Block 4, KDA 5, Clifton
Just after Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s Mazar, off 26th Street
Behind Designers.

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Lahore:
1. Black Flag will be hoisted 10:30 A.M.
2. Complete BOYCOTT OF ALL THE COURTS.
3. G.H. Meeting of L.H.C. 10:30 A.M.
4. Address of Mr. Aitzaz Ahsan (President SCBA ) 11:00 A.M.
5. Rally of LBA 11:30 A.M.
6. Black Flag Rally at Liberty Roundabout – 5.00 -5.45 pm

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Islamabad:
Complete BOYCOTT OF ALL THE COURTS.

Car Rally with nearly 50 cars with black flags, taking a round of almost all of the busiest areas of Islamabad, honking all the way, starting from Suharwardy Road at Fire Brigade (4 pm), and going through Aabpara,then welcoming Ali Kurd’s arrival at the Rawalpindi International Airport at 5 15-5 30 pm and then going around Islamabad again. The rally will have a public address system to also address public at busy intersections.

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Courtesy: http://blackflagweek.blogspot.com/ UPDATE > 900pm > rallies, clashes IslamabadClashes, tear gas at rally to greet CJ in judges enclave
1000 + people showed up. The rally was led by Imran Khan and Justice (r) Tariq.
The Rally had participation from Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, Student Action Committee, Awami Jamhoori Itehad, Insani Haqooq Itehad and the lawyers community.
 Karachi15,000 people at rally at Karachi Press Club. Ends at Supreme Court Building (Karachi).
THIS IS THE LARGEST RALLY SO FAR IN THE MOVEMENT!
The rally was only possible by the untiring efforts of the People’s Resistance Group in Karachi ever since Nov 3rd.
The event had attendance from political parties, NGO’s, lawyers, traders, reform groups and the civil society.
Speeches were given by Fakhruddin Ibrahim, Rashid Rizvi and Munir Malik.
 LahoreRally from Neher Ghar to Justice Ramday’s House. The rally was led by Bushra Ahsan and swelled to over 1000 outside justice Ramday’s house. The police was so overwhelmed by the numbers that they did not stop the protesters from entering Justice Ramday’s house.Speeches were given by Aitzaz Ahsan and Justice Bhagwandas. The rally had participation from Concerned Citizens of Pakistan, Student Action Committee, lawyers, some political party workers and members of civil society.Aitzaz welcomes joint statement of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari to reinstate all deposed judges within 30 days of Parliament. States that countdown will begin. Political parties will be supported from tomorrow. Focus should now be on Musharraf.

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