Jul 14, 2013

When YouTube will be accessible in Pakistan million of computer savvy are asking?

Imposing ban on YouTube access does not seem worth full or solution oriented but giving negative impact about the govt. for its childish attitude, neither a sober nor superb or technology-adept action taken by PPP govt.

It’s more than 5 years & even the successor govt. PML-N also seems in dilemma to reopen YouTube. Although media has been highlighting such hue and cry in national newspaper & consistent debates on TV channels to restore the service or relook to enforce a meaningful cyber safe guard policy to ban unwanted materials on YouTube instead to fall the hammer & just closed out rightly.

The modus operandi from control perspective should be in such a way that majority not be affected & isolated from the advantages of the Technology, putting the barrier before the flow of the technology is not rational and prudent. Every technology has a merit and demerit so Govt. being the custodian of the state should not see the one side of the coin.
People living in UAE or in Gulf States have a clear vision about cyber-net policies that how skillfully it is being maintained by their govt. if anyone wanted to access any hard porn or soft-porn the system instantly displays a message from the service providers that access to the site has been blocked due to unethical behavior & social harmfulness.

Even people wanted to get any clinical advises pertains to human structure or activities related to immoral and unethical images, films and magazines are controlled strictly and links have been disabled.
Agencies dealing with horoscopes, foretellers, palmistry or any number games for gambling provide the lucky number have been banned and system very immediately rejects such browsing.

Why don’t Telecommunication service providers in Pakistan adopt such software to ensure ban of illegitimate sites containing immoral, unethical and stuff with obscenity instead to block entire YouTube platform. Access to the immoral sites should be banned if govt. inclines to discourage such spreads among youngsters.
Barrier to impose as per pattern & practices being followed in developed countries, equip the Telecommunication & satellite syndrome with advanced technology, related hardware & software indeed to be configured instead to hook up the platform with traditional method said by a group of people at national forum.

Come out of the box and manage the thing according to the fashion, standard and culture running in other countries to stop access of unwanted material being posted at YouTube or at other sites. It’s better for the govt. to sign MoUs with the country or hire expertise to maintain YouTube/ Internet policies in the country, disabling browsers if accessing illicit posting/ video/ images & porn movies.
Information technology (I.T) is known as a paradigm shift for our generation which has been penetrated in their live, every boys and girls & even senior citizen have been I.T savvy & that’s why they remain busy either in office or comforts with the computers and do browsing that enables them to travel across the globe and see the world on finger-tip so closure of YouTube seems a failure of authority who still could not resolved this issue.

Jul 11, 2013

Ramadan the King of the month where Al Mighty Allah showers His special Blessing & Mercy upon Muslims all over the world.

Ramadan is the month in which the Holy Quran was sent down. The Quran as a guide to mankind, also clear (signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong), so every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting but if anyone is ill or on journey, the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you. He does not want to put you to difficulties (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period and to glorify Him in that He has guided you. And perchance ye shall be grateful.. Quran surah Al Baqrah.185

Very categorically Allah says ‘O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that ye may (learn) self-restraint’ Quran surah Al Baqrah-183. 
Ramadan the ninth month of the Islamic calendar a lunar not solar falls every year. Fasting from Islamic perspective, morally, socially and clinically has been regarded a process of purification where not only our soul is cleaned & refined but medically our body structure also goes overhauled which gets us recharged, revitalize and keeps  us grooming with more energy and vibrancy. A 15 hours fasting (in general) enables human structure to re-strengthen and revivify.

Ramadan is the 4th pillar of Islam among 5 which is regarded a frame work of Muslim life, a criteria or a lifeline where all Muslims believe in, the 5 pillars characteristics are

(i)           Testimony of faith in the Oneness & Uniqueness of Allah – there is no true god but Allah & Muhammad is the Messenger (prophet) of Allah - Testimony of faith is known as Shahadah – A conviction when accepting Islam that non has the right to worship except Allah alone & Allah has neither partner nor son.

Whatever is in the heaven & On earth let it declare The Praises and Glory of Allah for He is the Exalted in Might. The wise… Quran surah As-saff-1

(ii)          Prayer or worship to only Allah our creator, the custodian of the universe who created Jin & Ins (Jin & Men - Muslims pray five times a day - Prayer in Islam establishes a direct communication in between worshippers and Allah there is no intermediaries in between the worshippers and Allah.

(iii)        Giving zakat (support to needy) - There is no equal distribution of wealth from Allah, the reason is to look down, see around & realize if  someone around you is needy and  helpless - So ZAKAT purifies and grows the wealth if we help those who are lesser in economic race or below in terms of financial strength than us.
Giving zakat has a parameter to determine @ 2-1/2 % for the money deposited, gold & silver. If the percentage which is due on gold, silver & cash (funds) that have reached the amount of about 85 grams of gold and completes its custody for one lunar year then ZAKAT goes compulsory to set aside. The small portion of our money @ 2-1/2% which we keep aside, of course becomes a supportive source for the needy, a good sharing of our small contribution makes the needy happy.

(iv)         Fasting during Holy month of Ramadan – Every year in the month of Ramadan Muslims fast from dawn to sundown, abstaining from food, drink and sexual relations. It’s known as spiritual self-purification & avoiding of worldly comforts.
Ramadan keeps us busy in prayer, reciting holy Quran, avoiding of filthy language & abusing others or quarrelling as fasting as per definition encases and encompasses our body organs too like our eyes, nose, ears, smell & touches also falls in fasting principals.

The style of our living in Ramadan asking us to be fastidious, very careful in small detail if we are looking any obscenity, listening or speaking any filthy language, quarrelling with others, discussing immoral and unpleasant subject though it will not break the fast but its beauty & soul purification will mar your instinct and you will be feeling disgusting so better to avoid of.
Regarding smelling - if you smell intentionally & purposely that’s give you satisfaction or pacify your hunger and thirst then such attempts will break the fasting and its expiation will be mandatory.

But if you are drinking or have eaten anything mistakenly and you forgot that you were fasting so as soon as it came in the mind then spit out & vomit, ask to forgive you – Truly Allah is most Merciful and Benevolent.
(v)          Pilgrimage to Makkah, a straight path which keeps Muslims close with Al Mighty Allah. The annual pilgrimage (HAJJ) to Makkah is an obligation one in a life time. Therefore if anyone who is physically fit and financially sound then he/ she should preform HAJJ – A religious rites which every Muslims should do.
Ramadan is divided into three parts – The first 10 days is to seek God’s Mercy and sharing that mercy with others. Mercy in Islam interprets Rahman and Rahim which denotes “to love & have tenderness …pity, forgiveness. Mercy from Al Mighty Allah is believed to come in abundance from Him. During Ramadan we the Muslim extend tenderness and understanding towards family members or those who are in need of our help and supports.

The second 10 days is known as Salvation or Maqfirah - The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has said: Ramadan is the month, whose beginning is mercy, its middle, forgiveness and its end, emancipation from the fire (of hell) — Bihar al-Anwar, Vol.: 93, Pg.: 342

The second phase of Ramadan is the time for Maghfirah where the fasting person seeks Forgiveness and Repentance. Having witnessed the Mercy of Allah by thanking Him for all that He has granted us, by being good to everyone and keeping ourselves at peace.

We should realize our relationship with our Creator or the Custodian of the Universe and our role and duties towards Him. This is the time when Allah’s Mercy is at its peak, and it is best to utilize this opportunity by imploring Allah to forgive our sins.

The Prophet said “Do repent in this month to Allah for your sins, and supplicate with raised hands at the time of prayer as these are the best times, during which Allah Al-Mighty looks at his servants with mercy. Allah answers if they supplicate, responds if they call, grants if He is asked, and accepts if they entreat.

O People! You have made your conscience the slave of your desires. Make it free by invoking Allah for forgiveness. Your back may break from the heavy load of your sins, so prostrate (sajda) yourself before Allah, for long intervals, and make this load lighter.”

Ramadan last 10 days is known as Najaat or Emancipation - Saving from Hell - Praying in the last ten days of Ramadan takes us with more closeness with Allah. Al-Bukhari & Muslim quote from ‘Aisha that during the last ten days of Ramadan, the Messenger of Allah would wake his wives up during the night and then remain apart from them (that is, being busy in acts of worship). Further narration in Muslim says “He would strive (to do acts of worship) during the last ten days of Ramadan more than he would at any other time.”

Aisha (wife of Muhammad peace be upon him) reported that with the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers. Bukhari

I`tikaf, dedication to Al mighty Allah, secluding & isolating from materialistic world or suspending the race of gold and glory & associating (whole heatedly) in physical (with the only Creator Allah) staying in the masjid/ mosque with the intention of becoming closer to Allah. This was the practise of the Prophet, during the last ten days of Ramadan especially. He would do it during other months as well.

Ramadan in its last ten days also brings ‘a powerful night – Allah says “We have indeed revealed This (Message) In the night of Power. And what will explain To Thee what the Night Of Power; The night of power is better than A Thousand Months - Therein come down The angles and the Sprit by God’s permission, On every errand – Peace until the rise of morning.. Al Qadar.

‘Aisha reported that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh0 used to practice I`tikaf in the last ten nights of Ramadan and used to say, “Look for the Night of Qadar in the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan” Bukhari

“Verily! We have sent it (this Qur’an) down in the Night of Decree (Lailatul-Qadr). And what will make you know what the Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the Rooh (i.e. Jibreel [Gabriel]) by Allaah’s Permission with all Decrees, Peace! until the appearance of dawn.” [97:1-5]

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said” The blessed month has come to you. Allah has made fasting during it obligatory upon you. During it the gates to Paradise are opened and the gates of Hellfire are locked, and the devils are chained. There is a night during this month which is better than a thousand months. Whoever is deprived of its good is really deprived of something great. Ahmad, an-Nisa'i and al-Bayhaqi

We pray All Mighty Allah the Most Gracious & Most Merciful to bless us this Ramadan by witnessing Laylatul-Qadr, give us courage and strength to perform all obligatory duties mandated in Quran and Sunnah.. Praise be to Allah – The Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds.

Jun 17, 2013

MQM should alliance with PTI instead PPP

PPP & MQM coalition remained unproductive during PPP Govt. 2008-2013 now for another term 2013-2018 preferable for MQM to affiliate with PTI & sit in Opposition as tested should not be tested further.
If we go back to the tenure of PPP Govt. ran from 2008-2013 where MQM had been its coalition partner at federal & provincial level to run the state matter but could not prove a strong mate & a staunch ally in political affairs of Sind & particularly in Karachi. Both the factions MQM at Karachi and PPP at Sind had been declared an uttered failure that became unsuccessful to fulfill the mandates given in 2008.

The result of 2013 General Election has sufficient & conspicuous acknowledgement of the people where both the parties lost their vote bank in Karachi & Sind & PPP even lost its voters at national level too. 
To get success in election by vote rigging, pressure, intimidation, harassment and using illegal means to steal & manipulate, to zoom and boom the election result as the report have been inserting in media from opponent virtually negates the interpretation of free, fair, impartial and transparent election.

Terrorism in politics does not last forever; time absolutely comes where you realize your error & mistakes done in the past. Certainly gives you an opportunity to rethink, reevaluate, reassess & reappraise your negligence in carrying out the mandate had been given where you did not perform or proved yourself as a good performer for the people who trusted in you & casted their votes or used their right to vote for the improvement, betterment and advancement in their lives.
A sustainable growth in terms of health, education, employment, housing, road & transport, safe drinking water, adequate sanitary system, proper functionality of public and private sectors, uninterrupted power supplies (electricity & gas) falls into the ambit of provincial government. Had it been provided to the people in Karachi and Sind?

Proper town planning equipped with mandatory services & facilities (easy accessible to the residents in the area), a polluted free environment to develop well and be successful under govt. patronage – Had it been implemented?
A guaranteed secured lives and properties, bridled law and order situation, peaceful environment with no target killing, no kidnapping and ransom, no Bhatta mafia, no regular strike calls, no shutter down as constant school and collage closure, Financial institutions & Stock exchanges closures & inactive custom & ports undoubtedly have been impacting 12-15 Billion monetary loss in one day strikes & breakdown of trade and business. Had accomplished & precautionary measures been adopted to avoid of recurrence & to keep national economy functional? Because the Karachiites had given their mandate to MQM & PPP

Due to lack of good governance & incompliance (in general) to provide basic amenities in rural and urban area in Karachi & Sind both from PPP & MQM with no substantial changes (across the tenure) has been the serious reason for the downfall of MQM & PPP because other political group had no prominent vote bank.
The graph of voter dislikes seemingly got a blatant precipitate & such trends will encompass further if both the parties don’t open their eyes and do justice with the people mandate instead to make hue and cry at national media and accusing each other.

A general public has nothing to do with a trail of complaints as generally MQM have been appearing at national TVs, debating about PPP’s noncooperation for political issues settlement or barrier in implementing MQM mandate notwithstanding with strong & close alliance with PPP.
People in general want to see the result, fulfillment of their mandate, progress and prosperity in the city instead to get lousy justification.

MQM regular wailing and lamentation will not be a good sign for the party rather giving a negative impact on its party policy, sympathy does not last long.
If your ally with whom you had a political affiliation and remained as a coalition partner for 5 years and you got nothing except discarding, ignoring & rejecting your demand and mandate then why you again wants to embrace and sit into the lap of the same damn fool group.

A close monitoring of PPP & MQM affiliation for 5 years manifests that except persuading, convincing and appeasing each other we don’t find any concrete jobs done in favor of the people living in Karachi and Sind.
They invested most of the time in coaxing, cajoling & propitiating and even if matter seemed not resolved PPP along with its team had been travelling UK to see MQM founder Altaf Husain for conciliation but overall the output could not prove as a best delivery in favor of the people.

It also came under discussion among voters that MQM has been boycotting, walking-out and even when the national assembly was completing its tenure MQM started to sit in Opposition claiming PPP’s constant obstinacy & unreasonable attitude that’s cropped into the way of MQM mandate.
Even in the last days of assemblies dissolution PPP got some Bills approved from the House without consulting MQM or seeking vote, a number of Bills at Federal & Provincial level had been presented & approved discarding MQM from its initial process.

Now MQM speaking with the dialogue team of PPP should be serious and sincere while finalizing alliance with PPP for the 2nd term of govt. 2013-2018 as tested should not be tested further otherwise the result of 2013 is very categorical (without rigging).
It will be more viable and substantial if MQM do alliance with PTI a 2nd political force emerged, secured a good mandate during Election 2013 – People supported PTI for their new vision and mission.

It’s a candid message to the exiting political pundit that 180 million of people have tried to see the same faces spanning since decades who did nothing except stuffed their own pocket, looted and plundered national wealth, made the country with heavy indebtedness.  
The voters as such diverted & looked into other option and that’s the reason PTI got a good mandate in Karachi and at national level against PPP where most of the PPP stalwart lost their security-deposit, confronted with unimaginable defeat in the election.

Even the candidates of PPP could not qualify their own constituencies, people rejected them out rightly & the situation would have gone worse if election rigging had not happened as reported in media in Sind & Karachi.
Why people are leaving MQM or PPP & why they want to get rid of – It does not specify any political difference but a big question mark in terms of their performance, fulfillment of the manifesto & materialization of promises shown by MQM & PPP and non-execution of mandate politically and legally.

In Karachi alone 15,000 people were killed during the tenure of 2008-2013 on account of target killing, bomb blasts, sectarian killing, kidnapping and ransom, tortured to death, dead bodies in gunny bags, drilled & maimed bodies etc. Not only there had been killing of normal people even the personnel of law enforcement agencies also had been vulnerable.
It had been a daily routine to bury 12-15 bodies in Karachi & even still continued. What you will name to such extreme lawlessness & barbarism where the lives and properties of a common man are not guaranteed, roaming mercenaries & miscreants, bullying the street have held the City and Residents hostage.

How street crimes are mushrooming every passing day, snatching mobiles, bikes, car at gun-point & women kidnapping have been a common phenomenon where police & law enforcers seem helpless in spite of revised contingency plan and heavy deployment of armed forces at the four corners of the city we don’t see any improvement except getting the crimes more.
In Karachi & Sind, police & FC (frontier constabulary) regiments are doing regular Operation cleanup in different locality of Karachi. We see a lot of accused masking before media, grandiose statements are delivered from the Police & FC Regiment and arrested people are loaded in the police vehicles but what happens next? Why the culprits don’t are prosecuted instead to leave them to persecute the innocent people who are dying every day for no fault.

So why not the frustrated, disappointed & desperate people should shift their loyalty and hunt other political leader who can provide them a terror free city, a city which has strength and ability to protect their lives and properties, easy access of mandatory services and facilities.
One factor with MQM also marred its image before a general public that if any party worker intended to leave the party, shifted loyalty or joined other party such goer or mover treated as a tyrant before MQM main stream & were killed such attitude of course against democratic norms.

Now PTI is a second largest political party in Pakistan and it has a good strength though could not win or form the govt. yet has substantial majority in National assembly (little less than PPP) so MQM should do political alliance with PTI to run Opposition business meaningfully and such coalition certainly will be helpful & more responsive for MQM to move forward instead to clinch & chase PPP for no fruitful outcome.