Dec 24, 2013

Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah Birthday on 25th Dec 2013

Happy Birthday Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah who was born on 25th Dec 1876 in Karachi - We celebrate his birthday who is the founder of Pakistan, an independent state that' came into being on 14th Aug 1947.

Quaid-e-Azam as a father of the nation - The nation celebrates his birthday with enthusiasm & patriotic fervor & make a vow to be loyal, sincere and honest with Pakistan & its sovereignty.
If we are a ruler we take oath to serve the people of the country and take a solemn affirmation that we will make Pakistan a welfare state for its citizen - will abide by the rules and regulation framed in the constitution - will make Pakistan more stronger and self-sufficient at all economic fronts. May Al Mighty Allah bless upon & give courage and strength to work for the country and its people.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a Muslim lawyer, politician, statesman and the founder of Pakistan. He is popularly and officially known in Pakistan as Quaid-e-Azam ("Great Leader") and Baba-e-Qaum ("Father of the Nation").
 I quote here Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah message which he delivered to the nation on 24th Oct 1947.
"My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation."

Its about 67 years though we have been countering with multiple issues but it is our country we will keep it secured and maintain our social, political and legal duties honestly to save our homeland without compromising its geographical & territorial integrity.

We are ready to sacrifice for the country, our soldiers are protecting national boundaries day and night despite whether vagaries with the only motive to live with Pakistan & only Pakistan. Our first priority is Pakistan - We love our country and will remain patriotic always.

Dec 22, 2013

Why Pakistan always seems prone (at knee level) before United States of America (US) despite their errors whereas India gets US prostrated before them in case of non-adherence of standing rules and regulation, a general perception among the masses.

It refers the recent arrest of Indian deputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade in New York on Dec 17th 2013 over visa fraud allegations.

As soon as the news busted in media or known to the Indian ministry of foreign affairs, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid immediately retaliated & took revenge without spoiling even a single minute, he ordered the concerned departments;
  • To remove the barricades planted around US Embassy in New Delhi that’s meant to protect and secure the US personnel and its staff.
ü  Straight away caterpillar rushed to the US embassy in New Delhi for removing the barriers on the street and road approaching to the embassy.

ü  Issued instruction to Ministry of External affairs to impose ban on liquor import, notifying concerned departments at airport & shipping ports to suspend liquor supply for US embassy in New Delhi with immediate effect.

ü  Immediately withdrawal of internal and external security forces from the embassy deployed there.

ü  Collecting back ID cards issued to US employees working in the embassy in New Delhi enabling them to travel & visit at airports in the country & at other places, a special treatment for personnel of US embassy.

ü  And lodged a serious anger with US embassy in New Delhi to apologize for the humiliation that’s US did with their Indian deputy counselor deputed in New York.
"We have put in motion what we believe would be effective way of addressing the issue that need to be taken to protect her dignity,” the disgusted Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid told reporters in New Delhi.

If it had been happened in Pakistan, our Govt. would never have prompted such reprisal as India has taken, showing their strong anger over the arrest of her deputy Consul-general in New York over visa fraud allegations said by a senior citizen of Pakistan.

Why we are so weak and helpless – where is our self-esteemed- Don’t we have courage and strength to say ‘NO’ as India says – why always are humble, imploring & reluctant – Of course it’s a matter of an independent state and its sovereignty to show our anger and retaliation as our neighbor has been doing - why don’t we?

However US Secretary of State John Kerry apologized to India over the arrest of deputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade in New York.
In Rawin Davis case who killed (in open day light) four Pakistanis but what we did? We received a call from US to release him during Pakistan people party (PPP) govt. & how he was emancipated.

The strategy was evolved to forward the case in sharia court instead to move through normal civil court trial, where proceeding started and ended in reconciliation with deceased family paying prescribed amount determined in Islamic principal and Rawin Devis was sent back, the killer moved US with safe and sound and the people of the country were aghast looking the mechanism govt. of Pakistan arranged.  

Utmost we consider to keep Washington lords happy instead to ask them to honor country’s policy and procedure & as a nation we should be firm and uncompromised while dealing at diplomatic level giving preference to maintain political & territorial integrity and the law associated with it, said by academician.

And what we have done to Aafia Siddiqui - she has been awarded by US court to jail her eighty six years - why don’t we initiate request with US Foreign office to release her if we are really serious and intend to bring Aafia back in (her home town) Pakistan, asked by one of the correspondent with premier Nawaz Shareef during his visit in Karachi who assured & convinced to handle it very soon.
The other action of Indian govt. refers the report appeared on Oct 18th 2013 in a foreign newspaper that India arrested US ship crew carrying weapons who failed to produce documents authorizing them to carry arms & ammunition on the ship, police in a southern Indian port city arrested the crew on Oct 12th 2013.

On board there were 8 crew and 25 security guards they had been booked for illegal possession of weapons and ammunition entering India’s territorial waters without permission, the police said.

The ship’s captain told investigators that the company provides armed escorts to merchant vessels travelling in pirate-infested waters in the Indian Ocean.

Police seized 35 automatic weapons and nearly 5,700 rounds of ammunition from the security guards on the ship, the police said.

The ship is owned by Virginia-based Security Company AdvanFort & has been registered in Sierra Leone, the ship was detained on October 12, report said.

The US Embassy in New Delhi said it had no comment on the matter.

In one of the case, Italian mariner equipped with arms that’s was a merchant ship, they shoot two Indian fishermen getting impression of pirates. The two Italians are facing trial in India for the deaths of Indian fishermen.

US role with Pakistan - NATO attacked in Pakistan on Nov 26th 2011 known as the Salala incident or Salala attack occurred when US led NATO forces engaged
Pakistani security forces at two Pakistani military check posts along the Afghanistan Pakistan border.

Two NATO Apache helicopters, AC 130 Gunship and two F-15E Eagle fighter jets entered in Pakistani border area of Salala in the Baizai subdivision of Mohmand
Agency, FATA at 2 a.m. and fired at two borders patrol check-posts, killing 24 Pakistani soldiers and wounded 13.

This attack impacted adversely, deteriorating relations between Pakistan and the US, people of the country reacted with protests all over the country and the government took measures effecting US exit strategy from Afghanistan including the evacuation of Shamshi air-field and closure of the NATO supply line. 

The incident sparked outrage and controversy in Pakistan termed the attack an "unprovoked and indiscriminate firing, an "irresponsible act," and a "stark violation" of its sovereignty.

The military establishment viewed NATO's attacks on the army check posts as intentional, pre-planned and premeditated slamming NATO's version of events as "lame excuses".

Pakistan rejected claims of any firing having emanated from its side as a prelude to the encounter, saying that the soldiers who were manning the post were asleep and resting when NATO launched the assault at night.

In late March 2012, US military official stated that they would have to use routes through the Northern Distribution Network (NDN) for supplies to Afghanistan if Pakistan refused to reopen its supply lines.

However, due to costlier transportation US intended to go back with the earlier routes being cheaper & convenient and agreed to have negotiation with Pakistan to restore its earlier supply line.

After reviewing United States-Pakistan relations and outlining what was needed to repair bilateral relations, Pakistani parliament turned the decision of reopening the NATO supply lines over to the government in April 2012.

The Pakistani government was reluctant to reopen the lines, and postponed its decision until the United States responded positively to Pakistani demands outlined in the parliamentary recommendations as a US apology for the November 2011 incident, the bringing of those involved in the strike to justice, and a stop to US drone airstrikes.

Talks between Pakistan and US failed in April 2012 after Pakistan could not get an unconditional apology from the US for the November 2011 incident. Pakistani officials said they cannot open the NATO supply routes in Afghanistan without a US apology.

United Nation & Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) - The Secretary General of OIC Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu condemned the NATO attacks and gave his condolences to the relatives of the dead soldiers. Ihsanoglu said the attacks were a "serious violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and are totally unacceptable" and expressed solidarity with Pakistan.
European Union - Catherine Ashton offered her condolences for the deaths and said: "We underline the EU's commitment to continue its engagement with Pakistan in pursuit of the shared goals of promoting peace, security and prosperity. Pakistan is a vital partner in the region and has an essential role to play in the resolution of the Afghan conflict.

The White House released a statement in which it said that senior American officials had expressed their condolences to Pakistan and that the officials expressed "our desire to work together to determine what took place, and our commitment to the US-Pakistan partnership which advances our shared interests, including fighting terrorism in the region".

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to their Pakistani counterparts to give their "deepest condolences" in a joint statement and also supported a NATO investigation. The commander of the International Security Assistance Force is "personally paying the highest attention" to the matter.

The Obama Administration pledged cooperation with Pakistan and ordered a full investigation and inquiry to be conducted into the attack.

President Obama personally phoned President Asif Ali Zardari to express his sorrow over the deaths of the soldiers and according to a press release, "made it clear that this regrettable incident was not a deliberate attack on Pakistan and reiterated the United States’ strong commitment to a full investigation." while stopping short of offering a formal apology.

So it is vivid and has been proved that US did not apologize formally with Pakistan govt. after attack at two check posts killing 24 soldiers 13 wounded.

As per Express Tribune, one scribe from India said the attack had elicited various reactions in India with some vocal sections who saw Islamabad in "the prism of prejudice and paranoia" expressing glee and delight at the discomfort and supposed humiliation of their arch-rival western neighbor. He opinionated that "such sick thought has many takers in this healthy democracy which prides itself as the voice of the third world countries".

As per Indian Muslim Observer titled “NATO terrorism in Pakistan" said that Pakistan's leadership was "interested mainly in promoting US imperialist goals and western capitalist interests" rather than protecting the interests of its people.

Dec 14, 2013

SALARIES & PERK given to govt. executives should immediately be ceased as soon as they retire & leave their office & position – a general request from civil society.

Pakistan is a developing country and we cannot afford the burden of extra ordinary expenses on its National treasury which is already being stuffed with the borrowed amount from multiple lending agencies.

We have feeble economy which is pampered by loaned amount, we do maintain our foreign exchange reserve when we pay off earlier debt to IMF for the sake of another loan enabling the country to swell it at a reasonable strength.

In such a rattling situation where status of our foreign exchange reserve is alarming and has the capability hardly to meet country expenses for 1-2 months or if we pay off the import bills of two months (simultaneously) it will go empty.

The recently retired Chief Justice of Supreme Court Mr. Iftikahr Mohammad Chaudhary asking with his successor to provide him Protocol with Bullet proof car, a shiny and long Black Mercedes hoisting flag in its two sides, escorting him with convoy of Security personnel, a beam of cars and four wheelers throwing blue and green lights around, running abreast with Ex-CJ car when he was holding the position of Chief Justice of Supreme court. Keeping the traffic at standstill while he was coming out from home and proceeding either for his office or personal business.  

The Ex CJ Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary intends to have the same facility continue that’s why he has requested his successor to have it continued, giving a justification that he has a threat, the letter he sent to new Chief Justice Mr. Tassaduq Hussain Jillani this morning.   

Mr. Tassaduq Jillani however has forwarded Ex-CJ request to the Ministry of interior asking to look into it.

We are very smart and try to convince the authority who is in the govt. very astutely said by a debater at TV channels where the discussion were continue about Ex-CJ entitlement after leaving the office.

Not only Ex-CJ we have instances where the going MNAs/ MPAs & Senators also had requested and even they had passed the bills in the last hours of the assembly at federal and provincial level when the assemblies were going to dissolve and ready for General Election on May 11th 21013.

During the last leg of PPP, multiple bills had been passed/ approved in the assemblies at federal and provincial level among them some bills were to keep the 'PERKs' continued being availed by MNAs/ MPAs after leaving the assembly. The Bills were saying that all Ex-MNAs/ Ex MPAs & Ex Senators who were holding their offices during 2008-2013 their 'PERKs' will remain continue and unchanged.

The Bill further stated that they would keep the Bullet proof car, Protocol as they were getting while were in office, Security personnel around the bungalows, Security guards and contingent of police while they moved from here to there and vice versa, Access to VVIP lounge at airport, reduced rate of traveling tickets for self, spouse and children etc. SPA and massage center access on discounted rate or free of cost as were continued while in office, 1st. class and Business class tickets of airplane while travelled, keeping Mali, Cook & House maids & other facilities as were continued during their PPP tenure would be unchanged after 2013 onward though they were not in office, said the bill.

Noticing the intensity as the last resort of corruption PPP sought, then Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary had asked the assembly to withdraw it as they were no more in the office to keep the 'PERKs" continue.

The nation however does not know precisely that what still continuing to those retiree? I believe it should public and be debated so that irregularity if continued by Ex MNAs/ Ex MPA & Ex-Senators should be into the knowledge of the people.
It is our money we are paying taxes and from national wallet somebody enjoying though they are not entitled to have it more. Said by a senior banker discussing in public with media anchor. As a general perception after retirement the PERK does not go continue either it is terminated or withdrawn.

I also refer here ‘exception’ being continued – Is it a life time “PERK or WAIVE” which guarantees the former MNAs/ MPAs & Senators to do everything - Misuse the govt. authority and budget - Misappropriate national account - Avail loans from the Banks in the country and don’t pay but get it written off - Plunder national wealth and transfer in overseas personal account - Abuse the authority and go into ecstasies.
Don’t pay taxes, don’t pay utility bills, don’t pay property & industry tax, encroach the land wherever you want, use Electricity, use Gas and use Telephone & don’t pay the bill because these are yours and in legacy you have got it? Said by one political analyst who strongly criticized on Ex-Premier Syed Yousef Raza Gilliani.

A report provoked a furious reaction from Ex-premier Yousef Raza Gillani who was summoned by NAB to appear in the court for some clarification.

But Ex-premier shouted among journalist that I will see how anyone can touch me, I have exception - I have been exempted - I see who arrest me – if I am arrested – Nawaz Sharif (current premier) also will go - He openly challenged the authority that why me only – why not Ex-president Asif Ali Zardari why me only repeated Ex-premier Yousef Raza Gillani and he was yelling.

What a ridiculous? - Why these Exemption & Immunity for which these politicians have been claiming?

Does it not give them a freehand to do what seems them right, play with the country, its people, rules and regulation, undermine the state and its sovereignty, take loan and loan and make the country confined with heavy indebtedness so that generation to generation this curse go continue and never close.

Does immunity or exception give them a clean chit to abuse the authority and paralyze the country, asked analyst? 
If so why Supreme Court does not repeal this 'PERKs' with immediate effect in the interest of the country so that no one can disloyal, dishonest and insincere & honor court instruction & order of govt. related institutions.

How the country can establish accountability if the politicians say that nobody can touch us and we have immunity or have been exempted. Open call in public like a vandal & hooligan who challenges - Is there anybody who can fight with me?

So what’s next if the law has given them exemption & judiciary seems silent spectator so why don’t supreme court abolish it & make them lawful asking to abide by instead to cheer with the exemption buzz.

In a democratic set up – do we have such facility in European states where economic operating system running on democracy pattern - Do they have such immunity or claim of exception as we do?

Don't they have retired MNAs/ MPAs & Chief Justice - Are they availing the same  'PERKs' as were admissible them during their office tenure and asking to have it continued even after leaving the office?

In India Lalo Parsad a politician, he was tried after 10 years and proved guilty for misappropriating animal feeds with millions of amount, he is in jail now.

We have example in European states where multiple politicians had been dragged into the court and was executed for misappropriating national funds. Corruption is everywhere but law also chase them and execute to avoid of its grooming and we as an independent state should also ensure to enforce.

We will have to change the culture and will enforce the law in letter and spirit, impartiality and unbiased, law is meant for all, no exemption or immunity for politicians and a trap for a normal citizen of Pakistan

That’s will be double standard if we don’t change the policy, ignorance of law has no excuse, everyone into the eyes of law are the same and have equal treatment & opportunity said by an Economist.

The PERK needs to rewrite if the Ex-MNAs/ Ex-MPAs & Ex-Senators & Ex CJ still have a chain of facility such as medical, travelling ticket, waives in electricity/ gas, water and telephone bill, waives in payment of govt. duties, keeping bullet proof cars, living in govt. given bungalows, keeping heavy contingent of security guards at the residence, keeping cook, Mali, driver, maids, children schooling, complete leisure.

All seems valid and accessible so long as they are in power or in office and as soon as the tenure goes over all such facility or PERK should be ceased as the country status does not permit and has strength to afford the heightening cost of 'PERKs' for those who are no more.

The country is for 190 million people not for any specific person, tribes or family. It’s a people govt. for the people and by the people so people is the first and foremost preference whose welfare becomes the state responsibility. Everyone has right to obey the rules injected in the constitutional book nobody is above the law.

Politicians Facility or Entitlement need not be carry forwarded - It’s not a legacy or inheritance that needs to be continued from father to the son or daughter, from father-in-law to son-in-law, or from grandfather to grandson or up to the extent of individual death – no - never.

If you are no more MNA or MPA or Chief Justice, holding any govt. offices and have been retired or have left the position you were holding so Facility & PERK that’s you were availing or your family goes discontinued as soon as you leave your position & place in the Govt. machineries, emphasized by a university graduate.

There were no security threat to any one as PPP chairman, Ex-President & Ex-premier asked earlier to provide them security on govt. expenses.  

It’s just a matter of so-called prestige, pomp and show, rank and dignity, rank & position, or past glories & delusion of grandeur are the phobia & craziness which the retired MNAs/ MPAs/ Ex Senators or EX CJ wants to maintain on national money.
Therefore the nation is looking towards new Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan, Honorable Tasadduq Hussain Jillani to intervene personally and repeal the law if the 'PERKs' is continued to Ex MNAs/ MPAs & Ex Senators or Ex-CJ, abolish the “Exemption and Immunity clause” from the constitutional book so that NAB/ NRO can play its vital role & onerous responsibility with dedication and loyalty in the favor of the country and we the people can get national looted money back to the national treasury from the politicians, media & business magnates. urged by the group of people sharing their concern at open public forum.