Saturday, December 31, 2011

Musharraf's Minister will draft Imran's Fiscal Policies; Special care for Trickle Down Effect is needed

Former Dictator General Pervaiz Musharraf's Minister of Industries, Prodution and Special Initiatives, Jahangir Khan Tareen has been tasked to draft Economic Policies, Labor Policies and Tax Reforms on behalf of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

One wonders, how a Staunch Supporter of Former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz's Policies can bring "Change" in country's fortunes? As the Nation is still waiting for the over due "Trickle Down Effect" of Economic Benefits, promised in Tareen's previous term as Minister.

In Tareen's previous stint as Minister, State Bank’s Interventionist Operations in the Currency Market was that it made imports more expensive in Rupee terms, fuelling inflation and driving up the prices of many types of goods, including capital goods. Higher-priced capital goods, in turn, increased the cost of expanding manufacturing plants or setting up new factories, resulting in a slowing down of the Industrialization Process.

Like all bubbles, the Low-Interest-Rate Bubble, too, had to burst one day. Within a few years, loan interest rates again began to rise steeply, soaring from a low of about five per cent per annum in 2002-2003 to over fifteen (15) per cent today for business loans and twenty-two (22) per cent for consumer finance loans.

Among other things, this rise in interest rates led to a decline in loan-financed car and motor cycle sales, with the number of vehicles sold by local assembly plants falling by as much as fourty (40) per cent in some cases in fiscal 2007-2008.

Looking at the overall state of Pakistan’s Economy today (including its increasingly high inflation rate, its burgeoning trade deficit fueled by the high price of oil imports, its stagnant levels of exports, its low industrial productivity, its growing per-capita water shortages, and its chronic electricity shortages), one needs to remember that these and other economic problems were mostly because of Tareen's Government’s making.

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Fleeing from BB's Death Scene; Babar Awan rewarded PPP Presidentship

Just after the fourth death anniversary of Former Prime Minister Benazir Butto, Senator Dr Babar Awan has been nominated Vice President of Pakistan Peoples Party, by her Widower and Co-Chairman of PPP, President Asif Ali Zardari. Indeed, a just reward for fleeing from the Scene of Benazir Bhutto's Death.

Babar Awan has been defending the Constitutional and Political Affairs of PPP for the last two decades. And defended several cases against Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pseudo Anna Hazare joins Muslim League

Pseudo Anna Hazare and Human Rights Activist, Jahangir Akhtar has joined Muslim Leage - Nawaz. And believes that only a Mature Politician like Nawaz Sharif can take the country out of the crisis.

Pseudo Anna, a Former Army Gunner has spent the better part of his life Campaigning for Progressive Causes such as Democracy and Human Rights in Pakistan. For his trouble, he was sent to jail for a year along with ten (10) Lashes during General Ziaul Haq's Dictatorship.

Pseudo Anna, listed the reasons why he joined the Muslim League, such as League's efforts for Education for poor people like Danish Schools and Support for the Lawyers' Movement.

About his Anti-Corruption Strive, Pseudo Anna said that the Muslim League has promised him that if the Parliamentarians fail to pass the Accountability Bill (Pakistani version of Lokpal Bill), the party will Unilaterally submit it to the house.

Pseudo Anna also announced that if the (Lokpal) Bill was not proposed within few days, he will start his Hunger Strike again.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Last Rebel against Qureshi Dynasty surrenders

Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, the last Rebel in the thousand years reign of Multan's Qureshi Dynasty, surrenders. And unlike his predecessor, Rae Ahmed Khan Kharal Shaheed, Hashmi laid down his arms just when the victory was in sight.

Javed Hashmi surrendered after fighting for years against Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the current Monarch of Multan's Qureshi Dynasty. The Dynasty is continuously ruling ever since the period of Delhi's Sultan Muhammad bin Tughluq and its Monarchs have successfully managed to defeat all the Rebellions, such as, the Gogera Insurrection by Rae Ahmed Kharal Shaheed, and the Multan Electoral Insurrection by Javed Hashmi.

Indeed the Multan's Qureshi Dynasty is a worthy ruler and the Dynasty of all Seasons.

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Asfandyar smells "Qandhari Naswar" from Rabbani's Assassin

Awami National Party Chief Asfandyar Wali Khan smelled "Qandhari Naswar" from the Assassin of Afghan Peace Envoy Burhanduddin Rabbani, as he claimed that the Assassin belonged to an Afghan Refugee Camp in Baluchistan.

"I can confirm that the Assassin of Burhanuddin Rabbani came from an Afghan Muhajireen (Refugees) Camp in Baluchistan” said Asfandyar.

Burhanuddin, also the Former Afghan President, was Assassinated by a Turban Bomber at his Kabul residence, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai blamed the Pakistan for the Murder.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Altaf's fear make leaders "Day-Dream" at Karachi

It is spectacular to witness; How Mutahida Quami Movement & its Chief Altaf Hussain's fear make our Leaders "Day-Dream" at Karachi?

Earlier, Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wasan went through a Series of Day-Dreams about Peace in Karachi and MQM's return in Sindh Government. And now it was the turn of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan to Day-Dream at Karachi.

Interestingly, Imran Day-Dreamed of everything at the Karachi Gathering but he did not made a Single Reference to the violent issues peculiar to Karachi. Many are finding it peculiar that the same Imran Khan who called Altaf Hussain a Terrorist and a Murderer some time ago is so soft on him now. What does this suggest? Political maturity on the part of Imran Khan and tolerance on the part of the MQM? As we know, Altaf Hussain has already congratulated Imran Khan on holding a successful rally free of the politics of allegations.

Moreover, there are speculations that Imran’s Gathering could not have been successful without "Some understanding between PTI & MQM".

Update 27th December: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Vice-Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi acknowledges Muttahida Qaumi Movement as a reality and wants good relations with the party.

Zardari wished Nawaz on his Birthday, while Imran delivered the Gift

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani wished Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz Chief Nawaz Sharif on his Birthday on 25th December. While Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan delivered the Birthday Gift in the shape of Nawaz Sharif Lieutenant Javed Hashmi's Defection.

The President and the Prime Minister expressed their Good Wishes for Nawaz Shairf. Thanks to Javed Hashmi, this was the first formal contact between the Government and the Nawaz after a long time.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

No Fatiha offered for Quaid-e-Azam in PTI Gathering

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan vowed to follow Quaid-e-Azam's Mission but he, other PTI Leaders and Workers did not bothered to offer Fatiha (Prayer) for the Founding Father of the Nation.

Addressing his PTI's Mammoth Gathering at Mazar-e-Quaid, Imran Khan said his party has a Roadmap for Pakistan’s Future. He said the Roadmap is the Quaid’s Roadmap.

Imran Khan further said he now had dreamed of making Pakistan a Truly Islamic, welfare state as per the Quaid’s vision.

However, Imran Khan, other PTI Leaders and Workers did not bothered to offer Fatiha (Prayer) for the Founding Father of the Nation.

Is Singing and Dance a "Changed" Style for offering tribute to Quaid-e-Azam?

Are these the Blue Prints of "Truly Islamic State"?

Rebellious Hashmi turns tables in Imran's favor

Rebellious Politician and Senior Vice President of PML-N, Javed Hashmi has turned the tables in favor of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, as he joined PTI.

His decision created outrage among the voters and party worker of his Electoral Constituency, and it also disappointed many Leagures in the Country.

While PML-N regretted the move, PTI and the Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani welcomed it.

The announcement by Hashmi first came at Multan Airport while he was leaving for Karachi and later at a Joint Press Conference with his New Party's Chief Imran Khan and other top leadership here in Karachi.

Javed called his entering PTI "Ideological" uniformity between him and his new party.

He, however, made it clear that he had no dispute with his Former Party Leadership, PML-N, and still has reverence for Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

He also declared that his doors would always remain open to PML-N Activists, when a large number of the League's Workers thronged and surrounded his home after they came to know about their Leader had quit the party to join PTI and expressed disappointment.

But, in Karachi, a large number of PTI workers and supporters celebrated Hashmi's decision and called it a "Big News".

PTI Chairman Imran Khan himself received Javed at Karachi Airport.

Hashmi called Imran Khan "Champion of Politics", adding that he, Imran, continued the struggle for bringing a change in the country for the last fifteen (15) years.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

General Kayani dismisses rumors of Coup; PPP Propaganda neutralized

Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani has dismissed all the rumors of Military Coup and neutralized Pakistan Peoples Party Government's Propaganda. 

Army Chief General Kayani strongly dispelled the speculations of any Military Coup and said that these are misleading and are being used as a bogey to divert focus from the Real Issues (Memogate).

He emphasized that the issues of National Security need to be considered on merit alone. He concluded by saying that irrespective of all other considerations, there can be no compromise on National Security.

General Kayani said that no one can put a price tag on the Sacred Blood of Martyrs of the Nation.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gilani refuses to Declare the Inning and woes to Bat-Out all the Overs

Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gilani has refused to Declare his Political Inning and woes to Bat-Out all the Overs.

Speaking to a gathering at the National Arts Gallery, Prime Minister Gilani said "I want to make it clear today that conspiracies are being hatched here to pack up the Elected Government", without naming any names.

"But we will fight against the odds to Bat-Out all the Overs and won't Declare our Inning,” Gilani said.

Although elections are not due before February 2013, many observers expect polls some time in 2012. No Civilian in Pakistan has ever completed a full term in Office.

The Prime Minister declared himself the country’s longest serving premier, with fourty-five (45) months on the job. "I served for fourty-five (45) months, while Bhutto had served for fourty-three (43) months".

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tsunami of Looters

As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan claimed, after the joining of Former Foreign Minister Khursheed Mahmood Kasuri in PTI, that the "Tsunami is headed towards Karachi", the Waves of Tsunami turned into Looters and plundered Chairs and Other Stuff from the Venue.

Looks like the Tsunami Waves have swept away all the Chairs, thinking that there won't be any Chairs in Karachi.

Imran Khan, "The Looters deserve to be ruled by Looters", no need to bring any Change.

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Update 21st December: It has been learnt that the "Tsunami Loot" started because of an Internal Rift in PTI, and Former Foreign Minister Sardar Asif Ahmed Ali, a long time rival of Former Minister Khursheed Mahmood Kasuri, is behind this.

Jahangir Tareen Group is "Clean Tareen" : Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has inducted the Jahangir Tareen Group in his bandwagon declaring them as "Clean Tareen" (Cleanest). Imran said, in a country neck-deep in corruption finding Angels (i.e Non-Corrupt Humans) to join his party is next to impossible.

Imran Khan further said Positions in the Party would be given on the basis of "Merit", i.e. without Party Elections.

Some of the prominent members of Jahangir Tareen Group include Former Minister Jehangir Khan Tareen, both sons of Former President Farooq Khan Leghari (Former Minister Awais Leghari and Former Nazim Dera Ghazi Khan Jamal Leghari), Former Minister Sikander Bosan and Former Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan.

The Leader of the Clean Tareen Group is Jahangir Khan Tareen, who is a Business Tycoon and own dozen of Businesses, although his father was a mere Police Chief. He said the we have joined the PTI for the prosperity of Pakistan (However, he forgot to mention about the property of his Dwelling).

PTI Punjab President Ahsan Rashid said that these seasoned politicians, with experience of many Revolutions of the Past will strengthen the party, and will be very helpful in bringing (Yet Another) Revolution.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

General Tajammul Hussain Malik, the forgotten pride of Pakistan

Major General Tajammul Hussain Malik has made his Nation Proud many a times, but alike many his efforts have been lost in history.

Tajammul Hussain Malik's raise started from Indo-Pak War 1971, when as a Brigadier-General, he volunteered to leave GHQ, Rawalpindi and led the 205 Brigade of Pakistan Army in East Pakistan, i.e. just four (4) days before the war. He didn't only put up a stiff resistance but also refused to surrender that earned praise from many quarters.

He was the only Red Tape Pakistani Officer who did not surrender and after his subsequent capture, Malik and his unit became POWs for over a year.

The Battle of Hilli or the Battle of Bogra was a Major Battle fought in the Indo-Pak War of 1971. The battle of Hilli took place between 23rd November 1971 and 11th December 1971, although the final surrender took place on 18th December 1971 (i.e. exactly fourty (40) years ago).

The main objective of the Indian Army was to control Bogra, thereby cutting off Pakistan forces in the north from the rest of East Pakistan. The best way of getting to Bogra was through Hilli. The frontal assault on the Pakistan fortifications took a huge toll on the Indian Army.

The Indian side consisted of the 20th Indian Mountain Division  with a strength of 20,000 men, led by Major General Lachhman Singh. The constituent units of this division were 66 Brigade, 165 Brigade, 202 Brigade and 340 Brigade (all infantry units), 3 Armoured Brigade, 471 Engineer Brigade and two artillery brigades augmented by 33 Corps Artillery. The ground troops were aided by aerial support provided by the Indian Air Force which had acquired air superiority in the east and were armed with rockets, guns and 100 lb bombs.

On the Pakistan side, the Area of Responsibility (AOR) was on 205 Brigade of Pakistan Army led by Brigadier Tajammul Hussain Malik. The Brigade put up a stiff resistance that earned praise from many quarters.

Malik had placed screens along the Railway Line nearby and at the Railway Station Complex in the area. The defensive positions were sited in depth to cover all routes leading into East Pakistan. They fought the entire Indian Division and the Mukti Bahini Soldiers until the Indians decided to bypass Hilli and establish a block in its rear. Brigadier Malik then withdrew the forces in Hilli to avoid being cut off and to defend for the Bogra itself.

Bogra was surrounded from all sides by the greater numbers of the Indian Army and the Mukti Bahini. Brigadier Malik's resistance continued even after the Pakistani Eastern Command surrendered in Dacca on 16th  December. He, in his Staff Car with Flags and Stars uncovered went around the streets of Bogra motivating his soldiers to keep fighting. The Indian Army had by then, surrounded the city of Bogra. The Brigade Major along with some 50 ORs surrendered but the Brigadier still full of vigour refused to give up.

Brigadier Malik ordered the rest of his Brigade to break out in small groups to Naogong, where one of his Units was still fighting on. However en-route, his jeep was ambushed, severely injuring him and his orderly. Muktis captured both of them and subjected them to torture. They broke his arms and split his head after which he was taken semi-conscious to an Indian Army Hospital. Major General Nazar Hussain Shah, was especially flown in from Natore for the surrender of this Brigade on 18th  December 1971, due to the refusal of Brigadier Malik.

After his release and repatriation to Pakistan, Malik was the only Brigadier-General out of thirty-two (32) who had fought the War in East Pakistan to be promoted to Major General Rank. He held the command of 23 Division in Jehlum as a Major General.

However, he was retired by a Military Tribunal of the Judge Advocate General Branch headed by Army Chief General Zia-ul-Haq over accusations of attempting to overthrow the Government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

Again in 1980, Malik organised a Coup Attempt against the Military Regime of General Zia-ul-Haq, with other Army Officers, including his son Naved and his nephewThe plan was to assassinate Zia during the Pakistan Day Parade on 23rd March 1980. However, the plot was exposed and Malik, his son and the conspirators were arrested and sentenced to Life Imprisonment.

Tajammul Hussain Malik was released from prison in 1988, following the death of Zia-ul-Haq in a plane crash. He published his autobiography, The Story Of My Struggle, in 1991. He is alive and lives in his native home in Chakwal, Punjab.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Imran as incompetent as others : M M Alam

Legendary Aerial Combatant Air Commodore Muhammad Mahmood Alam (M M Alam) has said that (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman) Imran Khan is as incompetent as others, and I have no hope from the current Political Leadership in Pakistan.

M M Alam, who has always remained loyal to Pakistan despite being a Bengali, has shown his diffident on the current Political Leadership in Pakistan, due to their timid behavior towards Arch-rival India. He said that  when it comes to favoring India then there is no difference between Imran Khan, Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif, they are all incompetent leaders.

It is requested to Political Supporters, that please take M M Alam's views positively, and don't start character assassination of the National Hero, as was observed against Dr A Q Khan.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

US comes to Haqqani's rescue; to keep Operation Geronimo credible

United States has come to rescue Former Pakistan Ambassador to United States Hussain Haqqani in the Memogate Scandal. And they are not doing it for the Love of Haqqani or Zardari, but for the sake of Operation Geronimo's credibility. As Former US National Security Adviser, General James Jones said that Mansoor Ejaz never used the name of Husain Haqqani during their conversation.

General James Jones admitted that he had known Mansoor Ejaz since 2006 and was contacted by him in May.

It is pertinent to mention here that Mansoor Ejaz claims he first met Husain Haqqani on 9th May about the Memo issue. 

Jones said he was informed by Mansoor Ejaz that he had a message from the Top Leadership of Pakistan and that he wanted to send it to Admiral Mike Mullen.

Jones claims that in his opinion Haqqani had no knowledge about the Memo

On 9th May, Jones said that he received an email from Ejaz and added that he thought the Memo was written by Ejaz himself. 

According to Jones, the type of language used in the Memo was similar to how Ejaz would speak.

Clearly it is obvious that the United States is trying to discredit Mansoor Ejaz, so that his statement related to prior information of Operation Geronimo to Pakistani Leadership also becomes doubtful.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Zardari not to return until "Doctor" permits

President Asif Ali Zardari will not return to Pakistan from Dubai until his Doctor permits, Presidential Spokesman Farhatullah Babar said.

Was Babar talking about "Doctor" Babar or was he referring to some other Doctor?

President Asif Zardari has been shifted to his Dubai Villa after after remaining admitted in American Hospital Dubai for more than a week.

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Update 19th December: President Asif Ali Zardari's Doctors have granted him the permission for returning to Karachi, but the permission for returning to President House Islamabad has been denied as yet.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Revolutionary Rumble at PTI Central Secretariat

Revolutionary Rumble took place between Dry Cleaned Revolutionaries and Revolution Guards at the Central Secretariat of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Islamabad.

The Leader of Dry Cleaned Revolutionaries, Pervaiz Khattak was to announce his joining of the Imran Khan's Revolution at the Central Secretariat of PTI.

However, a large number of Revolution Guards lead by Sajid Ghumriani reached the Central Secretariat, insisting that Dry Cleaned Revolutionaries are not Clean, and they forcibly evicted the Dry Cleaned Revolutionaries. Both groups from across the Indus, freely used sticks and threw chairs at each other, which resulted in wounds and injuries on both sides.

On hearing the report of Rumble, Imran Khan postponed the Revolutionary Dry Cleaning of Pervaiz Khattak.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Two-Faced Khan favors Indian stance on Kashmir

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and The Proponent of Change Imran Khan, refused to change a single label related to Kashmir in his book "Pakistan: A Personal History" for Financial Interests; despite being against the National Policy.

The Two-Faced Leader recalled the publication of his book "Pakistan: A Personal History" in view of "Incorrect labeling of Kashmir on the Map" only in Pakistan, i.e. for political face saving in the country. However, he continued to present the Pro-Indian Kashmir Map else where.

According to The Hindu,  The Publishers of Imran Khan's book "Pakistan: A Personal History", Transworld Publishers — a Random House Group Company — made this announcement in last September.

In the Official Announcement made by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Transworld Publishers said the book was being recalled pending correction of the mistake.

However, what is evident from the fact that, Imran Khan only recalled the copies of his book in Pakistan, i.e. probably for Political Face Saving in the country. However, he continued to sell the same book with the Pro-Indian Kashmir Map else where, off course for Financial Interests.

Moreover, during his political career, Imran Khan has never out rightly supported "The Right of Self Determination for the Kashmiris", i.e. atleast in front of Foreign Audience. His stance is in total contrast with the Official Pakistani Stance regarding Kashmir, and the popular demand by the Kashmiri People.

While addressing the PTI's Massive Gathering at Minto Park Lahore on 30th October, Imran Khan didn't said a single word about the Right of Self Determination for the Kashmiris.

And later on, during his infamous interview with Karan Thapar of the CNN-IBN’s Indian Channel, the PTI Chairman acknowledged that, in the Minto Park Gathering, he deliberately kept himself away from calling for the Liberation of Kashmir from Indian or declaraing Kashmir as Indian Occupied. Moreover, Imran declared in explicit terms that he would go along with President Zardari’s point of view on the Kashmir Dispute with India and "Leave it to the Next Generation to settle". Right now, the two neighbors, he thought, needed to develop trade relations and put in place confidence building measures to raise the so called "Level of Mutual Trust".

Imran Khan also believed that any Terror Incident happening in India, whether through a Militant Group in the disputed state or elsewhere, would undo the positive effects of the CBMs and the Commercial Ties.

Strange, rather confused logic, for putting on the Back-burner a dispute which should be the first issue to be put out of the way for real and lasting trust to take root. But this is what India is demanding and Imran Khan obliged.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Northern Distributing Nightmare - The failed alternate Supply Route for NATO

The Northern Distribution Network (NDN), also called Northern Distribution Nightmare, is a key supply route for US and NATO Forces fighting in Afghanistan, is thought to be a nightmare for logistics, as  it involves lots of politicking with the Former Soviet States, is extremely costly and is fairly difficult to safe guard. Moreover, for different reasons the Russians threatened to close the route.

The NDN is set to experience a spike in traffic due to the closure of the Pak-Afghan Border. But it will take several weeks for the United States and NATO to work out the logistics of rerouting cargo, i.e. atleast safely at any cost.

A couple of weeks ago, a railway bridge reportedly blew up in Southern Uzbekistan, near the Afghan border. A few days later, the state-controlled media tersely blamed the explosion on a Terrorist Attack, but gave no details on who may have carried out the strike or why. Local Officials have kept mum ever since.

While US may once have considered this an obscure regional conflict, the urgent need for supplies to the war in Afghanistan has upped the international stakes considerably. In order to transport people and goods to the theater of operations, NATO must play ball with former Soviet Republics whom the Center for Strategic and International Studies has called "Unwieldy and Volatile Partners" beset by "Persistent Tensions, Mistrust, Paranoia, Authoritarianism, and a Near-Exclusive Focus on ‘Regime Preservation.'" Of these, Uzbekistan plays the most crucial role.

The damaged bridge leading to Tajikistan was not a key part of the transport route to Afghanistan, but it shines a sinister light on the weak links in NATO's vital supply chain. How did Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan become all that important? Apart from geography, it was Pakistan that heightened their role: Infuriated by a NATO Attack on a Pakistani Outpost 26th November, Pakistan has blocked NATO Supplies into Afghanistan. Now Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan must provide safe passage for troops, contractors, food, fuel, prefabricated buildings, vehicles, and more. Russia's interactions with NATO are often marked by suspicion and short-sightedness, as Russia seeks to reestablish influence in in Central Asia. Now NATO will be hard-pressed to navigate these shoals.

Any military logistician since Alexander the Great could tell you that landlocked Afghanistan is not an easily accessible destination for material. In 2008, Pentagon strategists, seeing an uptick in violence against their cargo and fuel trucks in sometime ally Pakistan, began looking for an alternative route. What they came up with is the Northern Distribution Network (NDN), a transport web through the former Soviet Union, with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as its penultimate stopping points. The route has been operating since early 2009, and though US Transport Command says the trip through Central Asia costs twice as much per shipping container as going via Pakistan, over 50 percent of non-lethal goods destined for NATO troops have passed along the NDN in recent months. Washington had hoped that figure would reach 75 percent by the end of the year. With Pakistan out, the only other option would be expensive airlifts.

Most supplies on the NDN begin in the Baltic Sea port of Riga, Latvia, where they're shipped from suppliers around the world. From there, they take about ten days to transit Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan by rail, crossing into Afghanistan over the Friendship Bridge at Termez. Another branch of the route completely bypasses Russia, starting at the Black Sea port of Poti, in Georgia, snaking across Azerbaijan, the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan, then funneling into southern Uzbekistan. The two routes come together at Termez, creating a bottleneck where supplies can languish for over a month.

Nature's Revenge - Bal Thackeray's granddaughter weds Muslim

Nature has taken its revenge from the Hindu Terrorist and Chief of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray, as his granddaughter Neha binds in Islamic Wedding with a Muslim Gujarati guy Manan in Mumbai on 4th December.

Neha is the daughter of Bal Thackeray’s eldest son late Bindumadhav. Neha has married Manan, son of an old friend of Bindumadhav Thackeray and Raj Thackeray.

The entire Thakeray Family attended the Islamic wedding (Nikah) at Hotel Taj Lands End.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Zardari is going to resign : The Cable

According to The Cable, when US President Barack Hussain Obama spoke with Zardari recently regarding NATO’s attack on Pakistani Outpost, Zardari was "Incoherent", as he is "feeling increased pressure over the Memogate Scandal". Looks like "the noose was getting tighter — it was only a matter of time," and there is growing expectation inside the US Government that Zardari may be stepping down.

Parts of the US Government were told that Zardari had a "Minor Heart Attack" and flew to Dubai via Air Ambulance. Now, he has Angioplasty and may also resign on account of "Ill Health".

President Zardari left for Dubai to undergo some Medical Tests. He was accompanied by his physicians and personal staff.

According to the Dr Asim Hussian, Former Personal Physician of President Zardari, he has been kept in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), so he may rest.

It is reported that before Zardari left Pakistan, the Army insisted that Zardari be examined by their Military Physicians, and that the Army Doctors determined that Zardari was fine and did not need to leave the country for medical reasons.

But Zardari has left Pakistan for an indefinite period.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

President enjoys immunity against PTI's Wrath

Legal and Constitutional Experts are divided on whether the President of Pakistan enjoys immunity against Criminal Proceedings as the "Memogate" landed in the Supreme Court. However, there is a unanimous view among the Experts that President of Pakistan surely enjoys immunity against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Wrath.

May it be President General Pervaiz Musharraf or President Asif Ali Zardari; Imran Khan's PTI has never been harsh against them, in fact Tehreek (PTI) was one of the main supporting parties of Former President Musharraf's infamous Presidential Referendum. Moreover, PTI has always kept its lips tight, when it comes to trying Musharraf on High Treason under Article 6 for subverting the constitution twice (Once with the support of PTI tough).

And later on when President Zardari took charge, PTI remained distant from any rivaliary with the President (again), and they have mostly remained silent on his Mega Corruption Scandals.

Asked to comment on the Constitutional Position vis-à-vis Immunity to the President, Barrister Hamid Khan, a Senior Leader of PTI, said inter-alia the act of the accused, whosoever he is, is bordering on high treason, adding that the President may enjoy Blanket Immunity.

On the question of whether the President also enjoys immunity against PTI's Wrath, Hamid Khan said the GHQ can determine parameters and modalities. "PTI is in no position to take on the President," he added.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Imtiaz Begum - The brave daughter of Pakistan

Today the Ummah is observing Yaum-Aashoora 1433H, and remembering the bravery and sacrifices of Shuhada-e-Karbala (Martyrs of Karbala), peace be upon them. This month also marks the fortieth (40) year after the fall of Dhaka and we shall remember the brave and gallant deeds of the men and women of Pakistan, who followed the path of Shuhda-e-Karbala, and raised Shahadah (Martyrdom) for defending the homeland. We shall pay homage to those Shuhada (Martyrs), who are now lying in unmarked graves in and around Hilli (Now a foreign land, if not an enemy land) and hope it will provide some solace and satisfaction to the relations of those Shuhada-e-Hilli (Martyrs of Hilli).

Especially I want to pay tribute to a brave daughter of Pakistan - Imtiaz Begum Shaheed, who killed twenty-six (26) invading Indian Soldiers in the battle, after the Shahadah of her husband Major Muhammad Hussain Awan.

Importantly, there were no Pakistani War Correspondents in East Pakistan and a very few Pakistani Officer who participated in the battle have narrated or published their accounts.

During the Indo-Pak War of 1971, the 4th FF Regiment, which Major Muhammad Akram Awan commanded, was placed in the forward area of the Hilli district, East Pakistan. The regiment came under continuous and heavy air, artillery and armour attacks from the 20th Indian Mountain Division.

The main objective of the Indian Army was to control Bogra, thereby cutting off Pakistan forces in the north from the rest of East Pakistan. The best way of getting to Bogra was through Hilli. The frontal assault on the Pakistan fortifications took a huge toll on the Indian Army.

For an entire fortnight, despite enemy superiority in both numbers and fire power, the 4th FF Regiment and their "Families" repulsed every attack, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. A time came, when all the Officers raised Shahadah and a Subaydar Gul Muhammad took control.

A time also came, when all the armed men raised Shahadah (i.e. including Major Muhammad Hussain Awan), and Imtiaz Begum, wife of Major Muhammad Hussain Awan and a mother of two minor girls, took charge and killed twenty-six (26) invading Indian Soldiers. Imtiaz Begum raised Shahadah at about two-hundred (200) yards away from her husband's site of Shahadah. She was only twenty-four (24) at that time, and both husband and wife belonged to District Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan. Their daughters were sent to Pakistan (West Pakistan) via Burma.

Indeed she was the bravest daughter of Pakistani soil. And she deserves to be bestowed with Pakistan's Highest Civil Award, Sitara-e-Imtiaz.

This battle was unique in that it had started before the official start of the India Pakistan war but continued even after the formal surrender of Pakistan.

Today, the local Bengalies visit the graves of Shuhada-e-Hilli, and pray to Allah for blessing them with such brave children. A few recognized Shuhada-e-Hilli are as follows

Rank Name Army No Unit PMA Course Date of Commision Date of Shahadah
Major Muhammad Akram Awan PA6831 4th FF 28th 13th October 1963 15th December 1971
Major Muhammad Hussain Awan PA6785 Punjab

Imtiaz Begum w/o Major Muhammad Hussain Awan

Major Sabir Kamal Mehr PA6485 13th FF 25th 22nd April1962 16th December 1971
Major Kazim Kamal b/o Admiral Tariq Kamal PA5656 SSG

Sub Gul Muhammad
4th FF

Captain Muhammad Saeed
Inspector Bostan Khan
Sindh Police

Shall the Government of Pakistan bring back the remains of Shuhada-e-Hilli to their homeland and bury them with full honors or let them rest in peace in Bangladesh? It should also be consider that, after all, they raised Shahadah in East Pakistan, prior to the creation of Bangladesh, so they may still be resting in peace in his beloved homeland?

Special thanks to:
Late Dr Malik Muhammad Shah (Late), Secretary General, Africa Pakistan Economic Cooperation

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Muslim Killer Modi & Imran Khan met cheerfully

"I have always been impressed with Indian Hospitality and Love", Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, said in his speech during the proceedings of India Today Conclave 2003, at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. In the event, Imran Khan also had a cheerful meeting with Chief Minister Gujarat Narendra Singh Modi, the master mind of Gujarat Muslims Massacre 2002.

Later on, in his biography Imran Versus Imran, Imran Khan acknowledged that "He (Narendra Modi) shook my (Imran Khan's) hands warmly".

However, Imran fears on being seen and photographed with Narendara Modi, so he tries to make an excuse by saying that he was "nauseated" when he was suddenly asked to shake hands with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a Public Event in 2006. But in his effort to make an excuse, he even forgot the year of the event and also doesn't look no where near nauseated in the photograph, in fact he looks very cheerful.

Interestingly, both these guys are eyeing Premiership in their respective countries, and there are bright chances that their friendship will turn into a working relationship.

Imran Khan, how will you answer the Arwah (Spirits) of more than two-thousand (2000) Muslims, massacred by Bloody Modi?

Related Posts: Indian Supreme Court refuses to do justice in Gujarat Muslims Massacre Case

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sao Sunar Ke, Aik Lohar Ke (سو سنار کی ایک لوہار کی)

The Iron-smith (Lohar), Former Prime Minister Main Nawaz Sharif has served a powerful blow to the Gold-smith (Sunar / Zardar), President Asif Ali Zardari. As Sharif has succeeded in bringing Memogate Scandal under the spotlight again, this time in front of a larger bench of the Supreme Court.

سو سنار کی ایک لوہار کی

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif, while providing evidence in the absence of his lawyer, said that Pakistani American Mansoor Ejaz has proved that the Memo was written after the approval of a "higher authority in Pakistan".

The Supreme Court gave the respondents in the Memogate Scandal case fifteen (15) days to submit their replies to the Apex Court. And a notice was issued in this regard by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who said that all parties named in the petition must present their evidence in order for the Memogate Scandal to be investigated. Justice Iftikhar noted that the case comes under the ambit of civil and criminal law.

The petition names thirteen (13) respondents including President Asif Ali Zardari, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani and the Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence.

The court also ordered to put Former Ambassador Hussain Haqqani's name on the Exit Control List, till the court’s decision is announced.

Pakistan Peoples Party's response was full of lame allegations against Supreme Court and showed their confusion and worried state of mind.

Indeed, hundred blows of a Gold-smith are comparable to just one blow of an Iron-smith.

Update 14th December: Mansoor Ejaz has submitted his reply to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Memogate Scandal, he has sent his reply via Email to the Apex Court.

In his Email, he sent details related to his interaction with Former Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani — including Blackberry Messenges, SMS and Emails exchanged between Ejaz and Haqqani, Telephone Records that include received calls from Haqqani and calls that Ejaz had made.

He also enclosed a letter addressing Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry that stated that he was ready to present himself to the court regardless of security concerns.

Update 15th December: Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha has tried to serve the Know-Out Blow at Hussain Haqqani as he tells the Supreme Court, in the Memogate Case, that he is satisfied with the evidence provided by Mansoor Ejaz.

Update 16th December: PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif is trying to "Hit two birds with one blow", as he filed a petition in the Memogate Case before the Supreme Court against Muhammad Maalick, the so called Informer of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

Other persons in the petition are Pakistan's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Wajid Shamsul Hasan and Group Editor The News Shaheen Sehbai, who is Muhammad Maalick's Boss.

Update 30th December: The Supreme Court has announced that the Petitions filed in the Memo Case are maintainable and ordered to form a Probe Commission for the Memogate Scandal.

Three Chief Justices of High Court and a Sessions Judge will be part of the Investigative Commission, the Supreme Court ordered, adding that it must complete the task within Four Weeks.

Update 10th February: The Memogate Commission, decided that Mansoor Ejaz’s statement will be recorded via Video Link from Pakistan High Commission in London.

The Head of the Commission, Chief Justice Qazi Faez Esa of Balochistan High Court said the Commission will carry out its proceedings in the Islamabad High Court while only the Commission’s Secretary will go to London in order to supervise and arrange the Video Link.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NATO Attacked to rescue Zardari from Memogate Scandal

Faced with a massive political scandal surrounding his reported involvement in the "Memogate Scandal", Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was rescued from a likely welcome source, the NATO.

The NATO Aerial Attack on Pakistan's Salala Post, can easily be termed as cowardly act and violation of the Article 24 of United Nation Charter. It is not an accidental attack but seems to be deliberate one.

The post attacked was not an obscure post. It was on top of a hill where the flag of Pakistan was flying visibly. If someone says it was a mistake, he is suggesting the NATO Technology is so poor that they could not see it, while when they attack with Drones they can even see cars’ number plates.

The twenty-four (24) Pakistan Army men, including a Major and Captain, were martyred which happens in a full-flagged war. It happened because all the twenty-four (24) soldiers were together sitting in a small post on a top of a hill, not crossing the border to Afghanistan.

Now, Pakistan has right of proportional reprisal against a non-military target as well as right of retroaction.

Moreover, if we examine, the major reason comes to mind, for this crazy attack, is only to divert the minds and thoughts of Pakistanis and its Media from Memogate Scandal, which US seems to have been successful as nothing has come in media ever since.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

PTI's Revolution means "Sheltering the Corrupt"

Pakistanis have a genuine appetite for change, and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is adeptly channelling it. After the Minto Park Gathering, Imran’s bandwagon is gaining speed and momentum, filling up with those whose life’s mission is not to miss the moment, no matter what the moment may be. The Nation is being told that these rotten and corrupt politicians are not only advocates of change but also proponents of "Revolution".

If revolution means "Sheltering the Corrupt", then surely this is Revolution. Off course, an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) style Revolution.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Central Vice President, who is in-charge of Information and Media, Rauf Hasan said "The misperception that we are short of winning contestants should stand buried after our mammoth Lahore show,"

Rauf further said the PTI is a growing party, and a high number of political heavy weights have joined the bandwagon. He was pointing out to the list of new entrants in PTI, that are

  • Rauf Hassan (Formerly of PML-N and Former Media Consultant of Chief Minister Punjab)
  • Mian Muhammad Azhar (A former Governor of Punjab with PML-N, then he went on to found the PML-Q) 
  • Chaudhry Shahid Akram Bhinder (Formerly of PML-Q and State Minister for Law under Musharraf) 
  • Farooq Amjad Mir (Formerly of the PML-Q) 
  • Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokar (Formerly of PPP and PML-Q, who unsuccessfully contested a Lahore By-Election for PTI in 2010) 
  • Ijaz Khan Jazi (Formerly of PML-N, who unsuccessfully contested a Rawalpindi By-Election for the PTI in 2010) 
  • Iftikhar Jhagra (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Khwaja Muhammad Khan Hoti (Formerly of the PPP and ANP, and former Minister of Social Welfare) 
  • Tahir Rashid (Formerly of PML-N and PML-Q) 
  • Mian Mahmood ur Rasheed (Formerly of JI and PML-Q) 
  • Masood Sharif Khan Khattak (Formerly of PPP and a former Intelligence Bureau Chief) 
  • Abdul Rasheed Bhatti (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Arbab Dost Muhammad Khan (Formerly of PPP and a cousin of PPP Minister Arbab Alamgir Khan) 
  • Asghar Khan Khalil (Formerly of PPP and the brother of PPP MNA Yasin Khan Khalil) 
  • Barrister Mansoor Sarwar (Formerly of PML-N and son of PML-N MNA Chaudhry Sarwar Khan) 
  • Brigadiar (R) Rahat Amanullah Bhatti (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Captain (R) Nisar Akber Khan (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Captain (R) Javaid Khan (Formerly of PML-Q and cousin of PML-Q Leader Gohar Ayub Khan) 
  • Chaudhry Ishfaq Taj (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Commander (R) Abdul Qayyum Khan (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Dilawar Shah Roghani (Formerly of PML-Q and husband of Former Provincial Health Minister Dr Mehr Taj Roghani) 
  • Dr Mehr Taj Roghani (Formerly of PML-Q and Former Provincial Health Minister) 
  • Faizullah Khan Kamoka (Formerly of PPP and Former Nazim Faisalabad) 
  • Farooq Amjad Meer (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Hamid Sarwar (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Ifthikar Ahmed Soomro (Formerly of PPP and brother of Former National Assembly Speaker Elahi Baksh Soomro) 
  • Iftikhar Hussain (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Major (R) Javed Nasrullah (Formerly of PML-Q and Former Tehsil Nazim Ferozwala) 
  • Malik Sohail Khan Kamrial (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Mehmood Jan Khan (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Ashfaq Tarar (Formerly of PML-N and nephew of Former President Rafiq Tarar) 
  • Muhammad Mazhar Saeed (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Muhammad Shawaiz Khan (Formerly of PML-N and Former Tehsil Nazim Attock) 
  • Nadeem Abbas (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Nawabzada Umar Farooq Hoti (Formerly of ANP and son of ANP MNA Nawabzada Khwaja Muhammad Khan Hoti) 
  • Nayyab Hayat Babar (Formerly of PPP and nephew of Former Interior Minister Major General (R) Naseerullah Babar) 
  • Noor Muhammad Bhabha (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Qurban Ali Khan (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Rai Azizullah Khan (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Raja Nadir Pervaiz (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Sardar Aqil Umer (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Sardar Arif Rasheed (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Sardar Kamil Umer (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Sardar Muhammad Ali (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Sardar Mumtaz Khan Basal (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Shahbaz Kisana (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Shahzada Nisar Ahmad Jilani (Formerly of PPP) 
  • Sheikh Mian Abdul Ghaffar (Formerly of PML-N and Former Chairman Town Committee Raiwind) 
  • Shakir Zareen Gul (Formerly of PPP and nephew of Former MNA Zargul Khan) 
  • Syed Ejaz Hussain Bukhari (Formerly of PML-Q) 
  • Zafarullah Marwat (Formerly of PML-N) 
  • Ejaz Chaudhry (Formerly of JI) 
  • Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Formerly of PPP and PML-J, a Former Foreign Minister) 
  • Sardar Faiz Tamman (Formerly of PPP, PML-Q and PML-N) 
  • Sardar Ghulam Abbas (Formerly of PML-Q and Former District Nazim Chakwal)
  • Taji Khokhar (Formerly of PPP and PML-Q, brother of Former National Assembly Deputy Speaker Haji Nawaz Khokhar)
  • Malik Khurram Ali (Formely of PPP)
  • Air Marshal (R) Asghar Khan (Formely PTI, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Istaqlal)
  • Shabbir Jokhio (Formely of PML-F)
  • Waseem Akhtar (Formerly of PML-Q, a Former Senator)
  • Azam Khan Swati (Formerly of JUI-F, a Former Minister)
  • Jahangir Khan Tareen (Formerly of PML-F and PML-Q, a Former Minister)
  • Sardar Awais Khan Leghari (Formerly of PML-Q and Millat Party, a Former Minister)
  • Sardar Jamal Khan Leghari (Formerly of PML-Q and Millat Party)
  • Ghulam Sarwar Khan (Formerly of PML-Q and PPP, a Former Minister)
  • Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri (Formerly of PML-Q and PML-N, a Former Foreign Minister)
  • Sardar Asif Ahmed Ali (Formerly of PPP, a Former Foreign Minister)
  • Chaurhry Ameer Hussain (Formerly of PML-Q and PML-N, a Former National Assembly Speaker)

And this is not the end, as more and more Champions of Corruptions are scrambling onto the Tehreek-e-Insaf bandwagon, while the Nation is in a massive suspension of disbelief. Eager ticket hopefuls eyeing the coming elections, turncoats, dropouts and leftovers from other parties – we are expected to believe that they will be the Heralds of Change.

If these are the Agents of Change the Status Quo seems a more attractive proposition.

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Update 10th December: Pakistan Peoples Party MPA from PP-18 (Pindi Gheb, Attock), Malik Khurram Ali has rolled over to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, charging that his party had taken a U-Turn on its pledge to provide Roti, Kapra and Makan to the masses.

Update 12th December: Air Marshal (R) Asghar Khan, who was heading the little-known Pakistan Tehrik-e-Istaqlal, also joined the PTI, claiming that he was kept out from ruling through rigging.

Update 20th December: The Clean Tareen Group, consisting of Former Minister Jehangir Khan Tareen, both sons of Former President Farooq Khan Leghari (Former Minister Awais Leghari and Former Nazim Dera Ghazi Khan Jamal Leghari), Former Minister Sikander Bosan and Former Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and  two dozen other members, has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Update 21th December: Former Foreign Minister Khursheed Mahmood Kasuri, in a Tsunami Loot Sale, has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.