Jan 26, 2019

TALIBAN factor are unchangeable character!

Though in the past exercise from US & Pakistan had been initiated keeping them away of belligerency & hostility but by nature they are combatant, aggressive & characterized by belligerent minds & an approach - You can not change them.

It is in their blood cell that strikes and compels them to fight, very keen to fight. Its 18 yeas where TALIBAN CRAZINESS, their WAR MONGERING behavior had been tested with US and 40 other countries who were coalition partners in the WAR ON TERROR where Pakistan through a covenant became an ally with US after the crisis erupted from 9/11 in 2001.

And since then US and its 40 collation partners equipped with ultra modern weapons of mass destruction, assailed on TALIBAN, crippled their hideouts, killed them in thousands, destroyed their links but US could not dominate them, TALIBAN is still fighting

And eventually US withdrew it forces & left some on the name of security to Afghanistan or securing Afghanistan from Taliban rising terrorism & sill there is no peace in Afghanistan, more than 70% of Afghan area are under strict control of TALIBAN. So it is vivid that US lost its war in Afghanistan, could not cope over TALIBAN FACTOR.

Now again US assisted or facilitated to conduct peace talks with TALIBAN in Doha Qatar, some time before it was convened in Abudhabi too with TALIBAN main stream but we did not see any conclusion thereof & it would not be possible in near future too.

TALIBAN FACTOR is similar to US minds who wants to keep its head 'on' and intends to dominate entire peninsula keeping the nation and entire 7 seas dwellers under its subordination and who does not listen US, It comes across and compels them to prostrate otherwise the entire country is converted in graveyards, certainly interprets the same tone & thought that TALIBAN FACTOR does.

So forget peace talks its a wastage of time and energy, go for another option and ask Afghanistan to recognize TALIBAN FACTOR and induct them in the polity, all scrambles will be resolved...........stop fighting - no war & live like a graceful nation.

Dec 28, 2018

How PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE [PAC] will work under the eclipsed shaded of SHAHBAZ SHAREEF [SS]

Image result for Shahbaz Sharif in NABwho is already under custody in NAB in connection with the Rs14 billion Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

SS is a disputed figure how he will translate or get his directive honored with the Heads of multiple public services entity & under what capacity they will be accountable to SS whose own integrity and fidelity is compromised, hazy & suspicious…a big question mark for making him Chairman of PAC?

According to the production order, being the PAC chairman, the presence of Shahbaz Sharif is mandatory for the meeting, copies of the order however have been issued to NAB Chairman & NAB Director General and other relevant authorities, including Kot Lakhpat jail's officials.

How inappropriate it will be that NAB is investigating SS for his criminality for what he has been under remand and been settled in ministry enclave declaring sub jail – how the authority will be standing before SS and be answering the question SS will raise?

The official of Kot Lakhpat Jail will also be appearing before SS who will be explaining how SS brother Nawaz Shareef passing his days in the cell & what special treatment he has been given…..does it look good for the jail administration to account for such stupid question if SS asks?  

The first formal meeting of the Public Accounts Committee will be held on Friday at 3pm at the Parliament House.

The PAC wing will brief the committee during Friday's session while the Auditor General of Pakistan will brief the committee on Monday, whereas, the power ministry will brief the PAC on January 1

As a whole it looks unworthy & unmerited decision from PTI govt. making SS PAC Chairman - ridiculing the essence of the PAC and the requisite honesty & sincerity the stem of the position that deserves.

Public Accountability has been regarded as an important prerequisite for the proper and effective delivery of public service by the Governments all over the globe. The overall progress of any country owes itself largely to accountability and transparency.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) signifies one of the essential constituents of Parliamentary Dominion which is the culpability of Public money. ... The PAC is one of the statutory organs of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Role of Public accounts committee refers to a committee in the legislature that must study public audits, invite ministers, permanent secretaries or other ministry officials to the committee for questioning, and issue a report of their findings subsequent to a government budget audit.

The examination of Auditor General’s Reports for the Ministries, Divisions, Corporations and other Independent and Semi- Autonomous bodies, is one of the main functions of the PAC. 

The PAC is one of the statutory organs of the National Assembly of Pakistan. According to the Article 171 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Report of the Auditor General (AG) relating to the accounts of the Federation shall be submitted to the President, who shall cause them to be laid before the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament). The AG Report so laid in the National Assembly (N.A) shall be referred to the Public Accounts Committee [N.A Rule 177 (2)]

The committee may examine the expenditures, administration, delegated legislation, public petitions and policies of the Ministry concerned and its associated public bodies and may forward its report of findings and recommendations to the Ministry and the Ministry shall submits its reply to the Committee [N.A Rule 201 (4)]

It is only through the Public Accounts Committee that the objective of Transparency and Accountability is ensured.

How the head of departments will be accountable before the nominated PAC Chairman whose own stature is compromised & wanted in on going NAB inquiries?

Dec 27, 2018

Avenfield Reference & Al-Azizia Steel Mills/Hill Metal Establishment reference needs Federal Govt. action to play its due role.

A big question mark why Federal Govt. [ruling elites] not complied with the mandatory action that had been sought by Accountability Court giving its pronouncement in NAWAZ SHAREEF two References?
Image result for image of federal govt of pakistan 
The Federal govt. procrastinated & even ignored not recovering the [a] Imposed fines & [b] forfeiting the properties surrendering as a penalty’’ asked by Accountability Court

who directed the govt. to ensure & legislate to seize the properties bought from ill-gotten money but  regrettably neither ‘’imposed fine’’ could recover nor did any legislation pass ‘’to confiscate the properties’’ asked by Accountability court rather govt. of Pakistan remain passive & avoided to implement the aforesaid clauses.

In Avenfield properties reference
Federal govt. unambiguously gave uttered national loss to the national exchequer - Though putting Nawaz Shareef & Company in Jail that’s Accountability Court took immediate action as soon as they arrived from London - they were packed in armored vehicle & directly had been sent to Adyala Jail but to implement other directives given in the Avenfield Reference could not materialize from federal government?

During their stay in Adyala jail Govt. of Pakistan could go ahead seizing their properties and recovery of given penalty imposed - but its failure of the govt. who could not do so before going Nawaz Shareef & company in appeal.

Keeping the court verdict inactive though certainly it should have been effective without delay – no doubt caused a national loss & the money that were supposed to come in national exchequer could not credit due to federal govt. non-seriousness & ineptness - just kept whistling criticisms in media ignoring the recoverable fine imposed on NAWAZ SHAREEF & HIS DAUGHTER MARYAM NAWAZ & seizure of their assets pronounced.

However following sentences in Avenfield properties corruption Reference had been given by Accountability court on 6th July 2018

10 years as jail time for Nawaz Shareef for owning assets beyond known income & fined

£8 million (Rs1.29 billion) in a corruption reference pertaining to Sharif family’s Avenfield apartment in London, UK.

Sentenced Maryam Nawaz to 7year in jail for forgery and making assets through illegal sources. According to the verdict, she ‘’aided, assisted, abetted, attempted and acted in conspiracy with her father". "The trust deeds produced by the accused Maryam Nawaz were also found bogus," read the judgement.

Maryam had been ordered to pay a fine of £2 million (Rs320 million)

The judge ordered to seal the property in question, suggesting the government to do legislation to bring plundered money back to the country.

Nawaz's son-in-law retired Captain Safdar had been awarded 1 year jail time for not cooperating with NAB, and aiding and abetting Nawaz and Maryam. 

Point to be noted that Nawaz Shareef & Co had been shifted Adyala Jail on July 6th July and they [Nawaz Sharif] had filed appeal in Islamabad High Court against Avenfield Reference on July 16th 2018.

So there were 10 days in hand with Federal govt. who could take action in order to freeze & sell out properties acquired by Shareef and company directed & govt. could ask to pay the penalty imposed by Accountability court.

For Nawaz Shareef, had been asked to pay £8 million (Rs1.29 billion) in a corruption reference pertaining to Sharif family’s Avenfield apartment in London, UK &

Maryam had been ordered to pay a fine of £2 million (Rs320 million) &

The judge [Accountability court] had ordered to seal the property in question, suggesting the government to do legislation to bring plundered money back to the country, the judgement said

Howbeit, the appeal petition had been filed by Nawaz Shareef & company in Islamabad High Court [IHC] on July 16th 2018 that’s verdict came out on Sep 19th 2018.

The judges accepted the convicts' petitions against the Avenfield verdict ruling that the sentences would remain suspended until the final judgement on their appeals.

IHC division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the petitions by the Sharifs and Capt Safdar against the verdict announced by the accountability court on July 6th.
IHC issued ‘’released order’’ on Sep 19th 2018 suspending Shareef & Company jail term directing NAB to release Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (R) Safdar over surety bonds worth Rs0.5 million each until final decision on their pleas.

Though the NAB has submitted its appeal to Supreme Court challenging the action taken from IHC, a date will now be fixed for the hearing of the appeals.

Now Accountability Court in Al Azizia Steel Mills/ Hill Metal Establishment Reference has convicted Nawaz Shareef, in its verdict on Dec 24th 2018 says

NS is sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 7 years along with a fine of Rs1.5 billion and $25 million

Ordered confiscation of Hill Metal Establishment assets

Barring him from holding public office for 10 years after completing the sentence & issued

Perpetual warrants of arrest for his sons, Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz.

Here the same question appears that - Will Federal govt. take immediate action to recover from Nawaz Shareef the imposed fine of Rs1.5 billion and $ 25 million and further forfeiting/ confiscating Hill Metal Establishment assets as has been asked by Accountability court or will wait for their appeal?

Nov 24, 2018

Govt. School miserable condition in Sindh Province Pakistan

Apropos of a report published in print media on Nov 18th 2018 that Sindh High Court [SHC] Chief Justice [CJ] Ahmed Ali M. Shaikh has summoned the Education Secretary directing him to file comments over lack of basic facilities in schools in interior Sindh

Taking notice of electronic media reports about lack of basic facilities at government schools in Taluka Jati, Sujawal and Faridabad, Dadu

Its surprised that SHC CJ is only concerned about 4 Schools in Sindh [stated above] whereas the report published in Sep 2018 by USAID Sindh basic education program in Partnership with Government of Sindh stated something very bleak & alarming rather a complete closure of school & killing education portfolio on part of Sindh govt.

Sindh govt. talks aggressively on provision of education in Sindh but in reality its zero, just a lip service, hollow promises and empty claim since decades where Dysfunctional schools are higher than Functional. 

PPP has been in the govt. whether the province governed under military rule or ran through elected representative in either case no improvement we noticed since 35 years in order to ameliorate the debilitative condition of schools in Sindh.

Even though the Court issued the directives on a set of petitions mainly seeking implementation of the Sindh Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2013, the law was promulgated after induction of Article 25A in the Constitution but has gone ineffective & no progress at all

Sufficient amounts are budgeted on the name of education but greedy and corrupt leadership abuses the fund, keeping the generation illiterate designedly so that people may not stand before them.

Deliberately keeping oppression & suppression among the community, keeping slavery system alive, avoiding of imparting education for the sake of political power & uninterrupted legacy syndrome.

The desire of influential lords sitting in the govt. for not to educate but keeping them simpleton so that people may not raise voice before the corrupt political leadership saving vote bank strength intact in Sindh.

The proliferation of small basic education facility throughout Sindh nearly impossible to manage, there are 49,000 schools in the Government of Sindh [GOS]'s [the current inventory], many of which are non-functional, poorly located, undersized (one or two-rooms), understaffed and poorly constructed - teacher absenteeism is chronic and common.

In addition, having several schools situated on the same premises, each with separate administrative personnel – this has created inefficiencies that the Government of Sindh can ill afford.
Finally, there has been an under-investment in school facilities serving students of class 5, which has left few options for children to continue their education beyond the primary level, particularly for girls.
Further, the managing director of the Sind Education Foundation [SEF], Naheed Shah Durrani, contended that efforts were being made for proper implementation of the law and during the last three years they had ensured 100% enrolments of students across Sindh.
The bench said that according to a report 10,364 school buildings in Sindh were satisfactory, 18,838 needed repair, 6,375 were declared dangerous, and there were no information available about 319 schools with the education department.

Besides the MD SEF, Secretary Education Qazi Shahid Pervez had been asked by the court to recover schools building which were illegally occupied or encroached upon so that all schools may be utilized for the purpose of education in the province, especially in the rural areas.

Moreover as many as 52 ghost schools SEF uncovered across the province.
According to details, Rs50 million had been allocated for the Ghost schools by the SEF, which is a public-private partnership institution providing funds to schools in areas where there are no government educational institutions.

The districts where the SEF’s Ghost school has been uncovered included Larkana, Hyderabad, Dadu, Tharparkar, Sanghar and Mirpur Khas.

The Ghost School was under the supervision of various non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and the private sector, according to the documents.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that funds were given for schools which either turned out to be ghost School or did not use the funds properly.

According to report released on 24th Oct 2017 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, highlighted the government’s apparent failure to provide high-quality education in Pakistan.

Lack of sanitation, level of teachers’ salaries, low levels of spending on education and lack of regulations of health and safety at schools are being counted among the reasons for this.
In Sindh, one of the major issues being faced is lack of sanitation and water facilities.

One-third of schools in the country have no water or basic sanitation or toilets. Only half of all government schools have usable toilets.

“In Sindh, 100,000 students leave school in the first month every year due to the absence of basic facilities (such as water and sanitation),” admitted the provincial education department’s secretary, Dr Iqbal Hussain Durrani, before the judicial commission.
According to a survey conducted by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum in 2017, around 95% of public schools along the Sindh coastline do not have drinking water or washrooms for students.

“We conducted the survey in Kharo Chan and Keti Bunder tehsils of Thatta district, where 95% schools lack drinking water facilities,” the forum’s field coordinator Gulab Shah had said.

On October 18, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah announced that 4,000 schools would be selected and provided all necessary facilities within the next six months. He had approved Rs6 billion for the project during a meeting with education department officials.
In a presentation to the CM, the education secretary had said there were around 4,000 schools in the province that did not have washrooms upon which Shah had commented that he had been listening to reports of missing facilities in schools for years.

He directed the school education department to select at least 4,000 schools and provide them all the facilities, including boundary walls, libraries, teachers’ rooms, laboratories, washrooms, drinking water and electricity. Shah directed the provision of solar energy to schools where power connections via electrical poles were not possible.

Has it been done still a big question mark? And where the approved amount R 6 billion is gone?