Strongly condemn actions of Nawaz government against peaceful protesters.
However, whatever is happening in Islamabad is not unexpected. People accepted the right of government and security institutions to torture or kill civillians or even bomb the civil areas during Ayub, Yahya, Bhutto, Musharraf, Zia and many other times.
If Nawaz government is using the same wrong principles and excuses like law and order or some national security or some writ of state type excuses to justify their actions then it is also not new.
We have tolerated even worse against people of Bangladesh, FATA, Baluchistan etc and if it is happening with Urban or so called settled area people then it shouldn’t be shocking. Its highly condemnable but not unexpected.
Most of us believe in the concept of humanity but for most people the main issue seems to be their definition of the entity called “human”.
The definition seems to be greatly dependent on race, religion ,sect, nationality, political ideology and other sources of discrimination.
If wrong actions are accepted as principles just because they are not against “our kind” then we shouldn’t feel shocked if same is repeated against us or people we actually consider as humans.
It seems Musharraf’s gang is doing what is expected from them. They are willing to risk the whole country to save former military dictator, General (R) Musharraf. According to media reports, his crony and former DG ISPR General (R) Rashid Qureshi has urged army to intervene for protecting the former Pentagon pet dictator.
If army intervenes then the next Long March and Dharna should be at GHQ where the real evil resides. We support Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary and Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Insha Allah all the efforts and plans of these evil criminal minded satans will fail as Allah is the best of planners not them.
I think APML should be called as Anti-Pakistan Musharraf League instead of All Pakistan Muslim League.
Last straw?: APML urges army to intervene (Express Tribune)
ISLAMABAD: Close associates of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf have asked top military leadership to intervene in the issue immediately before tensions between state institutions get worse.
“Top military leadership will come into action [as an ex-general is being denied justice],” Major General (Retd) Rashid Qureshi, a close friend of the former president told The Express Tribune.
The Islamabad High Court on Thursday cancelled Musharraf’s bail application in the judges’ detention case and ordered his arrest. On Friday, the former president was transferred from his Chak Shahzad farmhouse to Islamabad Police Headquarters.
“Enough is enough. Judicial activism will not be tolerated anymore,” General Qureshi said, adding Musharraf will continue to face courts until he gets justice.
“We will fight legally, morally and politically against injustice in Pakistan.” Read more
I think after this wasted decade of war which has taken away almost every bit of dignity and pride from many Pakistanis who want to see Pakistan to progress in Industry, Science and Technology, Agriculture, Sports and other areas. For once we need to come out of sectarian and social class prejudices which were exploited by the designers of this war in Pakistan to forward their war agenda.Terrorism is a result of this mess just like economic collapse and real mess is this war itself.
PTI’s March is an excellent move towards a good future and inshAllah it will be successful.
Na-Pak Mercenary Army has done it again. But still the Peace March has achieved its goal of highlighting the issue in international media.
According to PTI Facebook Page:
Peace caravan is now going back to Tank, Pak Army didnt allow the caravan to go to Kotkai. As chairman said we wont resist so now Jalsa will be in Tank
Update from PTI Facebook Page:
Peace March Update:Congratulations all of you our peace caravan finally entered Waziristan !!!!
Update – PTI Team reports that the PTI Peace March has successfully crossed three barricades, they suspect two more lie ahead and the last one being a a ditch in the road.The atmosphere is charged up and people passionately pushing forward to send the message to the world – NO MORE DRONES – PAKISTAN WANTS PEACE
For more updates on the Peace March, please follow :
Keep up the good work IK, PTI and all those who have joined this noble cause. May Allah protect you and give you success in your noble cause for justice and peace.
I think its a real good step towards coming out of this war. This war has taken every piece of dignity and pride from many people who have any sense of justice, freedom and respect for human rights. This was never our war like that so called cold war thing was not ours. But in both cases Pakistan’s leadership presented itself as mercenaries for other countries and as a result Pakistan and its people faced worst situations of their history. Many people who wouldn’t ve normally thought about leaving the country were made to leave the country not because of the hardships but because of the shame and hopelessness of not being able to stop it. I really feel bad when so called “our” army bombs villages just because they have to please their imperialist master or some idiot in GHQ thinks that violating agreements with tribes will achieve some geo-strategic goals.
For once, true liberals and people who believe in freedom, justice and self-respect should come out against these violations of human rights and this whole damn war. Pakistan was doing great in first 2-3 decades before it fully committed to the cause of serving imperialism and its military junta started to serve as mercenaries for others. Industries, Universities etc all were in good shape and in fact before this current war 90s wasn’t even that bad despite corruption. But this war has broken the backbone of the country and now even thinking about hope seems to be a delusion.
Only ignorant people or people with deep rooted sectarian and social class prejudices will oppose this peace march towards Waziristan. People who are doing this march for peace and justice should continue with their great work and ignore these sectarian and social class fascists (or fake liberals) who have put us in this mess of war. Tribal areas became part of Pakistan through some agreements and it was Pakistan Army which violated these agreements. Technically tribal people have full right to demand freedom but at least they have not yet gone for this option.
I pray for the safety and success for the participants of this Peace March and inshaAllah it will be a great success.
PTI has scheduled a peace march to Waziristan. Waziristan has been a target of unjust and illegal drone attacks from USA (supported by Pakistani government and army) and military operations.
People of the area are living in misery for last decade due to this unwanted and imported war which only serves the purpose of greedy ruling elite and their foreign masters. It is good to see that media and human rights organizations have shown their interest in joining this cause for peace and justice.
Pakistani military establishment and government are trying their best to sabotage the peace march and so the peace process in order to ensure that the interests of their foreign masters remain in tact. Denying visas and issuing threat warnings are attempts to demoralize people who want to serve this cause for justice. It is a high time for all peace and justice loving people to come forward and help this peace initiative in whatever way they can.
We support PTI’s Waziristan Peace March on 7th October 2012 and pray for their success and safety.
It is indeed a great effort by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to launch a Peace March to Waziristan on 23 September 2012. Imran Khan will be leading the march to show the reality of drone attacks in tribal areas and how they are resulting in innocent civilian casualties. Please support this effort by whatever way you can.
Today mass relies are being held by Egyptian opposition and civil society against the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. There are reports that pro-Mubarak or pro-dictatorship groups have also jumped into the situation. There are reports of clashes between the two forces though the number of people in opposition is still greater. According to reports millions of opposition people marched in Cairo to demand the removal of Mubarak regime.
This was expected as Egyptian Army and Government backed by their foreign masters from Pentagon and Israel were playing dirty games. They are trying to hijack the revolution through their puppets in politics and establishment, and also they want to give an impression as if there is a huge so-called silent majority which supports Mubarak. I think Mubarak regime is playing the same dirty game which Musharraf was playing with the help of Army and foreign masters. Musharraf also came to a deal with corrupt political forces which were used to hijack opposition grounds. I hope Egyptians will not fall into the trap in which Pakistanis fell.
Best of Luck Justice and Freedom loving people of Egypt, Tunisia,Jordan and others.
Egypt opposition says Friday demo still on : The News
Source : http://www.thenews.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=10480
CAIRO: An Egypt opposition plan to hold a massive anti-regime demonstration on Friday is still on, in defiance of an army order for people to return home, a leading organiser said Wednesday.
“The demonstrators are determined to hold massive demonstrations on Friday, dubbed ‘Friday of Departure’,” the organiser said, requesting anonymity for security reasons.
We have seen some interesting developments in last 4-5 days including NRO case and government deceptions, government sponsored rifts between lawyers and we also need to look at this in Supreme Court Bar elections and now the notification issue.
PPP leaders including PM gillani have given statements in the past regarding the March 2009 restoration notification . Circles in PPP have been talking about it as a possible card to counter the judiciary. PM also hinted this in parliament when he said that the restoration order is still needed to be endorsed by the parliament.
Its good to see that media , civil society and judiciary are alert on this issue. SC has clearly said that a move like this will be termed as high treason and will be dealt with according to Article 6 of the constitution.
Our ruling elite doesn’t want Supremacy of Law and Constitution based on justice and equality. They want a rule of elite including feudal-corporatist politicans and military establishment. They only know how to serve their greed and the will of their imperialist masters.
It seems our government is planning another game. They want to come out of this situation as victims as they are not able to government properly. It will be on judiciary, media and civil society to ensure accountability and justice to prevail.
We as civil society should keep ourselves ready for any attempt to again create a constitutional crisis. The struggle for Rule of Law must go on all grounds. We all need to play our part and the least thing can be done is not to support the evil.
Also there is a planning of North Waziristan Operation going on . The decision will further damage the federation and will result in more terrorism as we have seen in the past.
Those who think the present setup has something to do with democracy are living in the same fools paradise which was created by the American Dictator Mush. The only thing which has improved is that civil society in Pakistan is getting more and more stronger as the folds of feudals/dictators are getting tighter and tighter.
We salute the lawyers for giving our nation the vision to live with dignity and honour.
Keep up the good work.
RAWALPINDI: The legal fraternity across the country including Rawalpindi observed black day on Monday over completion of two years of illegal steps taken by Former President Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf against deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Besides boycotting proceeding of the courts, the lawyers wearing black band on their arms brought out rallies in different cities of the country for reinstatement of deposed judges of Pakistan. Lawyers in Rawalpindi also boycotted courts and also protested on Kachehri chowk, causing suspension of traffic for some time.
The lawyers also hoisted black flag at bar building in a protest of steps taken by Pervez Musharraf two years ago against deposed CJP. It may be recalled here that 9 members lawyer delegation who arrived in Rawalpindi from Lahore on foot also participated in the protest.
Addressing the lawyers, the leadership of District and High Court Bar has made it clear their movement would be continued till reinstatement of deposed judges, rule of law and independent judiciary.
The steps taken by Former President on March 09 2007 was illegal and unconstitutional, they said, adding that, sit-in Islamabad on March 16 would be peaceful but if government tries to create hurdle then it would be responsible for consequences.