Monthly Archives: May 2011

US Operation & Pakistan’s Sovereignty

Just after the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Abotabad earlier this month in a US Marines Operation, several questions has been raised concerning our National Security. How the Operation has been done without prior consent of our Defense Institutions or Government, our Sovereignty, impact of US Operation into the Pakistani Territory, Complexities we will have to face in the future, and the real motive of Killing Osama into Pakistani Territory. All the questions need detailed consideration, debate, analysis and to be addressed after a Unified National Consensus has been developed for our Security.
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After the US Operation different party leaders have reacted differently. The Government and the leaders of ruling Pakistan People’s Party has tried to escape the burning questions by announcing that we will not tolerate such situation in the future. Senator Faisal Raza Abidi of PPP has claimed that the World was trying to search Osama from quite a long time, now they should not blame Pakistan of being unaware of his presence in Pakistan, he completely ignored the question of how US violated Pakistan’s Sovereignty. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has made a speech in the National Assembly and formed a Committee for the investigations of whole incident. Interior Minister Rehman Malik has hold responsible N-League of brining Osama into Pakistan. N-Leage Chief Nawaz Shareef have demanded formation of a Judicial Commission comprised of the Chief Justice Supreme Court, all the 5 Chief Justices of High Courts of all four provinces and Islamabad High Court, by rejecting the formation of Investigative Committee. Different Religious Groups including Jamat-e-Islami have arranged violent demonstrations protesting on Osama’s Killing and US Operation in Pakistan.
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MQM’s Quaid (Leader) Altaf Hussain, who is famous of his ‘Out of the Box’ Ideas and different style, on the other hand, has once again put some suggestions of utmost importance before the nation and has asked to call for a Round Table Conference of all the Political and Religious Parties who are representing people in the House or outside the house with the Chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Force and ISI, so that Unified Consensus can be built on this sensitive issue and this complex situation would be handled with complete national integrity.
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Altaf Hussain has himself designed a Questionnaire to build the National Consensus, and the same is circulated electronically on the internet. The Nation has been invited to participate in a referendum and convey their feelings and thinking over the issue by any means, like internet, e-mails, Letters, fax, by visiting MQM’s offices of Unit and Sector or by personally visiting its Head Office 90.
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The Questionnaire includes following questions:
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Question No.1 Did the citizens of America, Britain, Spain and other countries, after becoming the victims of terrorism, in the larger national interest keeping their political and ideological differences at one side, demanded for an action against those responsible for terrorism and their respective parties?
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Question No.2 Or taking advantage of the acts of terrorism and to increase the rating of their respective parties, they tried to take advantage of the situation?
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Question No.3 Did the Presidents and Prime Ministers of these countries, after the huge incidents of terrorism and important sensitive occurrences immediately or soon after went on foreign visits?
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Question No.4 Or after the occurrences of the acts of terrorism, if the Presidents and Prime Ministers of the respective countries preferred to cancel their foreign visits and immediately returned to their countries?
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Question No.5 Did the people of these countries, after these acts of terrorism or any other sensitive occurrence, demanded for resignation or an action against their respective heads of armed forces and/or intelligence agencies?
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Question No.6 Do you think our armed forces and intelligence agencies should support the 98 percent poor and middleclass people or they should side with the feudals, sardars and waderas and corrupt capitalists?
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Question No.7 What line of action should the people of Pakistan adopt against the terrorists involved in suicide attacks and bomb blasts?
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Question No.8 During the natural calamities, earthquakes, floods and other tragedies; did our armed forces and intelligence agencies provide more rescue and relief services as compared to the political and religious parties?
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Question No.9 Referring to the terrorist attacks within the country, including the suicide attacks and bomb explosions, did the personnel and officers of armed forces, police and other law enforcement agencies offer more human sacrifices as compared to the leaders of political and religious parties?
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Question No.10 If the American attack and intrusion in Pakistan is an attack against the sovereignty of Pakistan, is it not true that the illegal stay of the foreigner Osama Bin Laden is also an attack on the sovereignty of Pakistan?
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Question No.11 Are the drone attacks on our country, occurring with or without the consent of the government, the armed forces and the intelligence agencies?
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Question No.12 If the drone attacks are occurring with the consent of the government and the armed forces then should the government and armed forces not inform the nation?
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Question No.13 In the current critical and sensitive scenario what should the government, its coalition partners, armed forces and opposition parties do?
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Question No.14 Should Pakistan cut-off its ties with America and formally start a war against USA or should both the countries ignore and put aside their mistakes and errors and start afresh for an honourable and constructive relationship?
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Question No.15 To deal with the aftermath of the death of Osama Bin Laden and for the compensation of losses, should a round-table conference be convened without further delay of all national parties including the armed forces and intelligence agencies and formulate one united national line of action?
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Question No.16 Does the sensitive state of affairs within Pakistan demand that we should review our foreign policy and line of action with reference to Afghanistan, Iran, India, China and other countries for a productive and confident relationship?
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Question No.17 Should the people of Pakistan unite and prepare themselves for a new, positive and peaceful revolution?
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The electronic form to participate in the said referendum can be accessed by clicking the following link:
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https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGlVZ0piQlhZOVNPQlZjMVZVTXd0UGc6MQ&ifq
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In this questionnaire, Mr. Hussain has not only pointed out so many revealing facts but raised some valid questions as well, which need to be answered or at least think by every Pakistani in order to determine whether he/she is living in a sovereign country and our rulers are capable of keeping it sovereign or we have given mandate to the wrong people!
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Let us decide now, will we act in a sane manner to correct all that which has gone wrong, or will we continue with all our past mistakes which will definitely lead us to a complete destruction!!!
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