Jan 31, 2013
Technology - Every passing day getting us more surprised due to emergence of new technologies, its application and impact on human lives immensely has changed our standard of living. Its affect and involvement in human lives are very prominent & dominant. It’s the technology which alerts & warns us from unseen happening, enables us to take precautionary measures.No doubt usage of electronic and ultra-modern technologies in human lives is concomitant if there is a life there is a technology. We cannot rule out its impact, if one side of coin seems dynamic & resourceful while other side has demerits but even this portfolio is also addressed by technology which protects and safeguards us before its collision.
However the course of action for new invention is continued and in the coming days it will be more sophisticated, advanced and untouchable.Currently we have touch screen then time very soon will appear when we will ‘think’ or ‘imagine’ and it will appear. It may be an exaggeration in existing scenario but the crazy scientist is busy day and night and they will get us stunned and aghast with new jerk of wonderful inventions. So be bready for new explosion not for a bomb but the technology.
The things what we were watching in cartoon film, science fiction, comic book, novels & star-war movies for children now it has been a reality.The first invention of mankind who conquered ‘Man on the Moon’ in 1969 and then one more feather added into the spirit of adventure ‘manned mission to Mars’ is continued.
Since 1969 we have been getting myriad inventions, in communication technology ‘Fax machine’ or ‘facsimile’ were considered the fastest way of communication but after introduction of Computer technology, communication has been more advanced & uninterrupted, more speedy, worth full and efficacious through computer networking.The concept of pen and writing-pad has gone off. All official correspondence is carried out through email, data files are attached, SMS. MMS and live video through mobiles phones are communicated in today’s world and we keep the device in our pocket. It refers one of the most demanded song in 1960 “Dunya meri jaib maen”. It means ‘I keep the world in my pocket’ so now the technology has proved it.
My grandson is 15 month old and he plays with Apple iPad, he knows the button what to press and how to get, the pre-recorded kids game he can get the desired screen. If I compare my activity when I was 12 month old I don’t know what I was doing but certainly not alike my grandson what he is doing really is unbelievable and incredible. It is the science invention who converted human lives stuffing with technology. Similarly we have iPad, do browsing our mails, listening international news, watch movies etc. No need to watch movies we keep cine theatre in the pocket.The inclusion of electronic household appliances like Dish washer, fully automatic washing machine, Iron with water cane which itself waters while ironing, Sensor water tap dispenser which dispense water and soap when you take your hand under the taps.
We can see the war field how the war is being fought; the missile attack, and drone attack, Aeronautical sensor when the plane intends to take off, the radar senses & navigates the location.Through remote access, across the globe computer can be repaired and data be uploaded.
Nothing is impossible in today’s world, through MSN, Skype, Yahoo, Facebook & other social network we can talk one on one.In medical science test tube baby and surrogated mother are before us. We also have information about the pace of medical science acceleration.
Human heart is kept running with the help of battery installed under the chest ribs. In the brain if the eardrum is not working, a device is hooked up inside the brain to enable the eardrum. There is more exploration and studies are continued to replace the human brain.
Jan 27, 2013
Education for all - Are the Govt. honestly investing allocated Education budget - Or where the amount goes?.
Education unequivocally plays a very pivotal and vital role to uplift the economy, status of the country & countrymen to advance further in life. Since education is very crucial sector& core need of the day, constant falling of educational graph has caused more impoverishment in the country.
CM and Governors of all provinces should be serious. Through education we can get rid of vicious cycle of poverty, enables people to understand & foresee the barriers and impediments cropping into the way of country’s economy & people needs.
Education persuades guides and convinces people to take corrective measures for socio economic development, economic growth and holistic development.
The paradigm of country development squarely hinges upon ‘education’ leading to social capital formation. It builds human capabilities to accelerate pace of industrialization in the country, economic growth & development through knowledge and creativity, innovation and skills.
It’s a sine qua non & prerequisite in all initiative, our prosperity and self-sufficiency towards multiple economic variables definitely relies on ‘education’ so for the govt. to look with more seriousness and without loss of time indeed required to validate across the region, entailing that every single fills of education budget is spent on Education only.
The basic need before us is to prepare our youngster and youth who are our hope & they have to take over the reign of Pakistan, enabling them to use education as a driver which will empower them to move forward and progress the country discussed at national forum.
We have been emphasizing a lot that ‘Education for all’ at national forum and even in National and Provincial assemblies but what happens?
No doubt Govt. envisions, envisages and allocates billions of amounts every year for Education sector while budgeting for different mandatory heads. Not only Govt. supports but other donor agencies, NGOs and External countries also do investment to provide education for Pakistani boys & girls at primary, secondary & higher secondary level.
But when we see the status of educational institutions, even school existence seems missing & in terms of school building, furniture and fixtures, staff of the school, facilities at the school exposing a ruinous condition, a complete disastrous.
During live coverage through media highlighted on national TV channels we get an opposite picture of the school running across the country whether in cities or in interiors, even not a single province do their duties honestly and sincerely resulting our children are unable to go to school, because the basics needs at the school are not available.
Apparently condition of school in small & big city - Though schools are there but no furniture, broken & faded blackboards, no drinking water, no lavatories, school ceiling giving a real threat, iron bars are visible, plaster has been peeled off, broken doors & windows, swinging electric wire and electric circuit boards, damaged & uneven floor with salinity.
And if there is lavatory it is chocked, no proper sewerage system and the school is surrounded with overflowing gutters the children face severe problem to get into the school. The environment is clouded with heavy stink, stagnant water emitting bad odors due to its passivity and despite complaints with Municipality no response is seen said by annoyed school teacher.
The basic problem that our MPA/ MNAs they don’t visit their constituency after winning the election, if they do their duty considering the problems being countered by the inhabitants of the same area from where the minster qualified perhaps they do something but the reality that they never ever visits after election. People problem remains unattended; it goes from bad to worse.
Even MNA/ MPAs get the loan and funds in the name of ‘development program’ & claims to do on grass root level but it goes closed in the paper, the loans are acquired, project initiated, project executed and projects are closed on papers. What inhumanity, denounced by a senior citizen.
The problem almost is similar across the region which needs immediate attention from educational authorities to look and resolve it. The children are the future stake holder in assemblies so we have to give them a good school, a bright and vibrant future, asked by group of people who gathered around media team while visited.
Further, the situation of school in villages & in districts of provinces are not different, it gives more gloomy and groaning. There are schools but no students, no teacher.
In the school vehicles are parked by influential lords of the territory - In the school cultivated crops are stored. The School has been converted into herd of cattle The School is taken over by territory police and School walls are used for dung producing center and in some places School has been taken over by drug addict.
In some places there are school but only four wall and ceiling, no electricity, no furniture, no door and windows, no drinking water, no toilet and un plastered floor. It refers the school situated in Ms. Hina Rabbani (Minster for foreign affairs)’s constituency, one example said by private TV channel
The class teacher was taking the class outside the school with some boys. When asked by media correspondent, Teacher said we have been requesting with local authority but no avail. Further, residents gathered around media team said that there is no gas, no electricity and drinking water pipe lines, people use tube well & collecting dry wooden for fuel to cook said by one of the seasoned resident.
In Karachi school is going to convert into a Restaurant & students have been accommodated temporary in another building. Despite hue and cry from parents and school staff nobody is there to listen. School building has been captured and new complex is being built. Though govt. official visited the area, they console or sympathize but ends in fiasco. Our children are sitting on the ground it does not look that we are in technological age rather looks a stone age said by angry mother.
School inner and outer condition in interior Sind, Punjab & Pakhtoon khawa are mentioned below
School status in Sindh - Condition of Govt. School in Sindh rural and urban are very disappointing, some of the school in urban area has been converted into marriage hall. No teacher no student. Education sector for which govt. envisaged heavy budgets & funded by other donor agency but the status of school across the provinces are pathetic & clumsy has turned into a ghost institution.
The billions of amount are budgeted for Education sector to build school or to renovate school but neither quantitatively nor qualitatively have any changes been seen. It’s a complete failure - No check and balance where the amounts go?
According to recent report of Sind Ministry of Education– 12,794 school are shelter less– 34,386 are without electricity – 26,669 school does not have four sided boundary wall - 23,349 does not have wash room & 25,237 have no access to drinking water.
In 2010-2011 - There are 48,914 educational institutions of public sector in Sindh with a total enrollment of 4,402,993 students. But due to heavy damages of Government primary, middle, secondary and higher secondary 6,847 Schools got damaged completely, that constitutes around 14 percent of total Public sector schools of Sindh.
Some schools buildings were totally collapsed while other are partially damaged in the shape of lost room walls, boundary walls, removal of roof due to windstorm, and land erosion etc. according to an initial assessment by Department of Education, District Education Officers, Assistant Educations Officers and Director Education Planning Sind region.
Among the total damaged schools, 42.86 percent are damaged due to floods, 33.32 percent are damaged due to IDP, 17.06 percent due to rains and 6.22 due to multiple of these.
Status of school in Punjab - The Punjab Govt. philosophy on education seems that ‘only those who are eligible to vote have right of education’ therefore, lavish expenditure is being done on university students and projects which gets media attention but no effort is undertaken for the schools in villages and towns.
As per article 25-A, after 18th Amendment, the State is responsible for providing free education for children between 5-16 years of age but the Punjab Government has not yet initiated any legislation to provide free education to the poor students of government schools, while it has spent billions of rupees for the construction of Danish Schools and distribution of laptops among students of colleges and universities.
Chief Justice Azmat Saeed, LHC also expressed his anger on the lack of seriousness of Punjab Govt. Published The Nation,12-Apr-2012.
School in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (former NWFP) - The number of school closed in the province in 2008-09 was 477 which include 358 girls school
According to report EMIS in 2009 that during 2009-10 the number of closed school were 512, it refers the record of 2010-11 stood at 417 which further reduced to 350 according to recent report of education department.
The reason of school closure assigned social disputes, illegal occupation of school building, and dispute over employment stated by Provincial Minister Elementary& Secondary Education Sardar Hussein Babak.
During earthquake in 2005, there were 612 schools those were pulled down to clean the area, despite reminder from inhabitants & by MNA/ MPA with federal govt. no action has been taken so far. Boys and girl are studying in the tents & without tents – not mention for weather vagaries.
The number of such schools was 332 in Mansehra, 153 in Battagram, 62 in Abbottabad, 75 in Shangla. The amount for renovation had been estimated Rs.3 billion by then govt. which still could not approve to reconstruct the bulldozed school - Dawn 14th Aug 2012
The govt. at this juncture should take immediate action to renovate schools those have been collapsed during floods. It is empirical evidence that the quality of school buildings impacts student behavior, including vandalism, absenteeism, suspensions, disciplinary incidents, violence.
On the contrary, if the basic facilities in the schools are available it will attract students to join school, such as easy access of reading material, class room cleanliness, white washed wall, painted door and windows, clean drinking water and lavatory system, playground, sports arrangement among schools, picnic and parties, contest in reading and writing, appreciation and recognition certificate, gift distribution like school bag, copies, instruments boxes, drawing & comic books, painting & graphic sheets, birthday celebration etc. are the encouraging symptoms which creates excitement and curiosity among students and trust is built between teachers and students.
Infrastructure availability, school design, equipped with science & computer lab, library availability are the resources, motivates the students. So the MNA/ MPAs should genuinely be serious to spend the allocated amount in school at primary, secondary and higher secondary level, believing that you are the crusader, people have voted you to serve them to support and help them. You (MNA/MPAs) have mandate to serve the people of Pakistan otherwise the same people have strength to get you down said by NGOs discussing at talk show.
Jan 25, 2013
Will ‘Islamabad Declaration’ signed off in between govt. official & Dr. Qadri be a panacea to get rid of corrupted politicians in next General Election 2013?
Dr.Qadri Islamabad declaration & implementation thereof looking us in doldrums as the existing ruling elites along with some specific coalition partners have nominated the name of President and Prime Minster for care taker Govt. and the govt. is also in process to finalize the dissolution of National & Provincial assemblies probably executing one of the clause of 'Islamabad declaration' that assembly will be dissolved before March 16th 2013.
The concern among people of the country being developed that what will be the fate of Dr. Qadri 'Islamabad declaration' if the existing govt. along with its staunch allies have concluded the selection of care taker govt. and they also have reduced the 90 days limitation to 60days getting the resolution approved by the house (parliament) which no doubt an apparent breaching the ‘declaration clause’ agreed with the cluster of 10 Govt. officials (MPAs & MNAs) who signed off Islamabad accord on 17TH Jan 2013 along with Dr. Qadri.
Further the govt. officials were also in agreement that after dissolution of assemblies, within 90 days general election will be conducted keeping 30 days dedicated and isolated only for screening the candidates eligibility who will submit the paper to contest in election.For thorough screening of the candidate Pakistan’s constitution clause 62, 63 and 218 will be executed in its essence as mandated in the constitution refers the accord. And if any candidates do not fulfill the requisite specification he/ she will be disqualified.
The parameter to assess and measure the candidate honesty, loyalty and patriotism with the country will be evaluated through a chain of documents needs to be submitted to the Election commission of Pakistan (ECO).The candidate’s legitimacy will be examined getting payment break up of 5/10 years of Income tax returns, property tax, withholding tax, utility bills, and other govt. levies imposed time to time, the candidates bank’s account, valuables what he/ she has in custody such as diamond, gold and silver actual in his/ her custody. A genuine breakup of properties being hold by candidates incudes Palaces, Bungalows, Apartment, Flats, Multiple Industries, Lands, Agricultural land, Farm house etc. across the provinces in Pakistan and overseas to get a proper enlistment & regular payments of property tax to Govt. of Pakistan.
Has the tax been paid since the date of its acquiring or from the date of ownership transferred in the name of the candidate? Is it the actual the length of properties as mentioned in the paper filed for election? the papers to be scrutinized in its real terms constituted in clause 62 63 & 218 accord says.Status of 'Utilities Bill Payment' (Electricity- Gas- water) against all the properties since the date of possession – Is the candidate regular in utility payment?
Loan status - Confirmation from the lenders i.e. Financial institution that the loan taken by the candidate has been paid off or he/ she has been declared defaulter did not pay back the acquired loan to the agencies then it will also be a clause of termination to disqualify the candidate papers.
Detail of loan obtained during 5/10 years with multiple agencies in subsequent dates and bank confirmation if it is continued or has been closed.
The basic objective of ‘Paper scrutiny’ submitted by the prospective candidates to ensure that we’re sending an honest & loyal person in the parliament who will feel the agony of a common man and will work with whole heatedly for the betterment and advancement of the masses a general consensus of Dr. Qadri, PTI leader, MQM & PML-Q to elect leadership from middle and lower class instead to spiral among 7 families since decades discussed at national forum.
These are the parameter to weigh the candidate’s competency in terms of his/ her life-style and faithfulness to the nation, its people and govt.However the clause 62, 63 also describes candidates inner attitude as who is he, whether he prays 5 times or not, he believes in God, he is sympathetic to the poor, he is soft or inhuman - Of course these are human instinct can’t be ascertained as it manifests internal behavior of the candidate so ECP has not been asked to judge it – No not at all clarified by Dr.Qadri during his Islambad public gathering.
Prime preference to abide by the law of candidate, is the initial needs of free, fair & transparent election therefore paper scrutiny should be impartial, unbiased and without any preferences. Every candidate will have to go through the process & qualify failing which the ECP has authority to disqualify him/ her from election says the accord.As agreed in Islamabad declaration signed off on 17th Jan 2013 that the ‘nomination of care taker govt.’ will be finalized with the consultation of Dr. Qadri, PTI, MQM, PML-Q, ANP & other coalition partners not with the mutual cooking or Muk-Mukaoo (mutual understanding) of PPP & PML-N which will not be acceptable at any cost the accord highlights.
And the dissolution of Election commission of Pakistan and reappointment the team was also to be reviewed with legal experts along with existing Minister of law to see the possibility for ECP dissolution and such discussion was to share in the meeting to be held in Lahore on 27th Jan 2013 at Minhaj-ul-Quran office at 12.0 pm accord refers.
Though the declaration has been recognized a triumph of democracy in Pakistan history, media, lawyers, intelligentsia, and civil society termed it a spectacular ending of Long March of Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri started on 13th Jan from Lahore followed with 4 days ‘sit-in’ in Islamabad ended on four pages accord signed on 17th Jan with group of govt. officials.
There is also hot-debate continuing on the announcement of Dr. Qadri that He, His son or Daughter is not taking part in upcoming election. The people have ambition and very much keen & zealous supporter of revolution, a change for a real democracy in the country for what the slogan being raised by Dr. Qadri & PTI during their public address.Referring Dr. Qadri long march campaign ‘to save the state not the politics’ so what happened why he is getting back.
And what were the objective of all such unforgettable efforts & impacts sustained by one hundred thousand of people gathered in Islamabad & single mindedly remained associated with Dr. Qadri, trusted in his leadership & avowed to be determined, headstrong & resolute during 4 consecutive days of sit-in under open sky with extreme whether vagaries in minus freezing Celsius asked by a group of people requesting to Dr. Qadri to share in the coming election & get his political party reinstated.
People also asked to do alliance with PTI and other political parties to eliminate the rising corruption penetrated in our politics which not only has traumatized all of us but economy of the country has been ruined completely said by a group of people looking ahead to save Pakistan from criminals.