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ھوتا ھے شب وروز تماشہ میرے آگے

جب ھم چھوٹے تھے تو اکثر گلی میں بندر اور ریچھ کا تماشہ دکھانے والے آتے تھے، ھم اپنے تمام کام چھوڑ کر جم کر گلی میں کھڑے ھوجاتے تھے اور مزے لےلے کر تماشہ دیکھا کرتے تھے۔
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بندر کا مالک کبھی بندر کو “سسرال” جانے کا کہتا تو بندر مزے سے اچک اچک کر سیٹیاں بجاتا دونوں ھاتھ پشت پر باندھے سسرال جانے کی ایکٹنگ کرتا، کبھی شاھی سواری پر بادشاہ کی طرح بیٹھنے کا کہتا تو بندر اچک کر ریچھ کی پشت پر بیٹھ جاتا اور ریچھ بیچارہ اسے اپنی پیٹھ پر بٹھائے 2-3 چکر لگالیتا تھا، کبھی بکری کو ایک چھوٹے سے ٹن کے ڈبّے پر چاروں ھاتھوں پیروں سے کھڑے ھونے کا حکم ملتا تو چھوٹی سے بکری بیچاری حکم بجالاتی، کبھی ریچھ کو دو پیروں پر کھڑے ھونے کا حکم ملتا تو ریچھ کے پاس سوائے حکم ماننے کے کوئی چارہ نا ھوتاتھا!
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ان بےزبان جانورں کو پتا تھا کہ ان کی روٹی انکے مالک کے زریعے انکے پیٹ تک پہنچتی ھے، یہ جانور جانتے تھے کہ یہ غلام بنالیئے گئے ھیں، ان جانورں کی خواہش یاضرورت بس اتنی ھوتی ھے کہ انکا پیٹ وقت پر بھر جائے چاھے اسکے لیئے یہ ساری زندگی اسی طرح اپنے مالک کے حکم پر تماشہ دکھاتے رھیں!
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غور کریں، کیا ھمارے ملک کے حکمران اور شاھی طبقہ، یعنی جاگیردار، صنعتکار، نوکرشاھی کے اھلکار، سیاستدان، نام نہاد مذھبی رھنما اور جرنیل سب ھی جانورں کے مالک اور انکے زرخرید غلام، سیاسی اور مذھبی کارکنان ان جانوروں کی طرح انکے احکامات پر نہیں ناچ رھے ھیں، اور ساری پاکستانی عوام ان معصوم بچوں کی طرح محض تماشہ دیکھ رھی، اپنا قیمتی وقت اور پیسہ ضائع کررھی ھے?
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لیکن آخر کب تک، وقت کے ساتھ ساتھ بچّے بڑے ھوگئے، جب تعلیم، روزی روٹی اور گھرداری کی زمّہ داریاں سر پر پڑیں تو ان کھیل تماشوں کی حقیقت بھی خود ھی سمجھ آگئی! آج بھی تماشہ دکھانے والے اپنے جانوروں کے ساتھ گلی میں آتے ھیں، وھی بکری وھی بندر اور وھی ریچھ ساتھ ھوتے ھیں، بندر کی وھی سسرال جانے کی ایکٹنگ، بکری کی وھی ایک چھوٹے سے ڈبّے پر چاروں ھاتھوں اور پیروں سے کھڑے ھونے کی کوشش، اور ریچھ بیچارہ آج بھی شاھی سواری کا کام سر انجام دے رھا ھے، کچھ بھی تو نہیں بدلا، ھاں اگر کچھ بدلا ھے تو معصوم بچّوں کے سوچنے کا انداز، کیوںکہ اب وہ معصوم بچّے نہیں سمجھدار بڑے ھوچکے ھیں اور ان کھیل تماشوں کی حقیقت سمجھ چکے ھیں!
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کیا پاکستانی عوام بھی اپنے بچپن سے سفر کرتے کرتے سمجھداری کی عمر کوپہنچی ھے یا نہیں? شائد نہیں کیوں کے یہ سیاسی اور مذھبی مداری آج بھی اپنے حواری جانوروں کے ساتھ اپنے اپنے کھیل تماشوں میں مشغول ھیں، کچھ بھی تو نہیں بدلا، وھی برسوں پرانے تماشے آج بھی دکھائے جارھے ھیں، پاکستانی عوام عمر میں تو ساٹھ سال سے بھی زیادہ ھوگئی ھے لیکن زھنی طور پر آج بھی اپنے ابتدائی ایّام میں ھی ھے، پاکستانی عوام کا یہ بچپن، بلکہ صاف لفظوں میں بےوقوفی اور ناسمجھی کی عمر ساٹھ سالوں پر محیط ھوگئی ھے! لیکن آج بھی وہ اپنے سارے ضروری کام چھوڑ کر یہ کھیل تماشے چپ کرکے دیکھتی ھے اور بجائے اپنے گھر کی حالت سدھارنے اور اپنے مستقبل کے بارے میں سوچنے کے ان کھیل تماشوں میں اپنی عمریں ضائع کررھی ھے!
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گلی میں آنے والے بندر، ریچھ، بکری اور انکے مالک کو تو نیئے تماش بین تلاش کرنے پڑیںگے، آنے والی نئی نسل کے بچّوں کو اپنا تماش بین بنانا پڑےگا، پچھلے تماش بین تو ھوشیار اور اپنے کاموں میں مگن ھوگئے ھیں، لیکن کیا پاکستان میں قومی سطح کے جانوروں اور انکے مالکوں کو نئے تماش بین ڈھونڈنے پڑینگے? شائد نہیں کیوں کہ ابھی تک پچھلی نسل ھی بڑی نہیں ھوئی، گزشتہ نسل ھی ابھی تک تماشہ دکھانے والوں کے سحر میں گم ھے!
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یاخدا! اس نسل سے تو کوئی امیّد نہیں کم از کم آنے والی نوجوان نسل کو ھی انکے قیمتی وقت اور ان کھیل تماشوں کی حقیقت کا ادراک دے دے! آمین!
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بازیچہء اطفال ھے دنیا میرے آگے

ھوتا ھے شب وروز تماشہ میرے آگے
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Still I Remember That Day – 19 June 1992

Though this date 19 June 1992 has been discussed thousands of times at different TV Channels, Media Reports, Among the People or at the Internet Forums, I want to rephrase some of its darkest points which not only had affected the lives of the millions but still the ghost of 19 June has surrounded the generations of Pakistan.
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Operation Clean-up on this date 19 June 1992 was not only against MQM, the Third Largest Party of Pakistan and Second Largest Party of Southern Province of Sindh, but also it was against the whole Urdu Speaking Community. The aims and motives were very clear, the Ruling Elite Class being represented by the then Chief of the Army Staff General Asif Nawaz Janjua and the then Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Shareef wanted to silent that voice which was trying to wake-up the Nation. They attempted every sort of State Terrorism on MQM Leadership and Followers, even common men, women, elders and children were not safe from their evil hands. 15000 of MQM workers and more than 15000 general public was butchered during that period.
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Besides those who lost their lives, those who are still alive have suffered heavily and still are suffering. Let us have a look how this State Owned Operation Clean-up under the supervision of General Asif Nawaz Janjua and Mian Nawaz Shareef had destroyed the Country and the Nation:
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ECONOMY DESTRUCTION:
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Karachi being the Economical Hub of Pakistan had affected heavily due to this Operation and a loss of Millions of Dollars was estimated during that operation. The Daily Wagers had been affected the most and Business People shifted their business to other cities or other countries. The Overall Economy was destroyed in that era. Especially there were incidents which proved that they had planned a conspiracy against Karachi to destroy its economy. We may take “Doubling the Tax on Everything in Karachi and Declaring Punjab as Tax Free Zone” as an example of that.
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EDUCATIONAL LOSS:
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The state owned war against its own people hijacked the whole city specially the Government Buildings became the barracks of the Army and Para-Military Rangers which are still in the city for last 25 years. They took over all the Government College Buildings, University Hostels, School’s Buildings and in some cases Private Properties too. Student had to drop the classes and sometimes their Examinations too due to worst law and order situation, curfew or Checking door to door by the Army Personnel.
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LOSS OF TRUST:
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The army which was beloved and the apple of the eyes of all Pakistanis lost its reputation and trust among the general public. In some incidents public protested heavily against the extra judicial killing by some of the Army Personnel. News papers quoted the incidents. Rangers specially lost its reputation as neutral and guard of general public. Some of the Rangers Officers found to be abducting the innocent civilians and taking ransom to release them.
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IMAGE LOSS:
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Pakistan as a developing, progressive and a liberal country lost its image. At one side its own Army and Government was conducting the State Owned Operation against its own people at other side it was made hostage in the hands of some so-called sectarian and jihadi elements who by chance got support within the ranks of Army and Intelligence Agencies. By the time, the same elements became a big monster. Now the world knows about Pakistan as an Extremist State and a Safe Haven for Terrorists.
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MEDICAL AND HEALTH ISSUES:
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At one side, when this operation forced the public representatives to go underground to save their lives, at other side an organized conspiracy was noticed to destroy the image of Karachi as the City of Lights. Once the city which was known as the Poor Friendly City was made the dirtiest city and some elements destroyed its public facilities, parks, hospital, roads, bridges, water and sewerage system, electric system, transport system and every sort of civic system to make it a hell. The planned massacre and horrible day and nights of the city made the Karachiites uncertain about their lives and their future. Different types of Medical and Health issues had been noticed during that period.
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CREATING RACISM AND HATRED AMONG PAKISTANIS:
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The Ruling Elite Class not only used all the available resources to crush the Voice of Truth, but also they used dirty tactics to malign the image of MQM and to make it an Alien among all other Pakistanis. They created Racism and Ethnic differences and hatred against the Common Urdu Speaking people. The small seed they sowed now became a huge tree. Now this Racism and Hatred among Pakistanis is become a Monster.
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CREATING CULTURE OF EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING:
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In the history of Pakistan, the responsible of worst Operation Clean-up, General Asif Nawaz Janjua and Mian Nawaz Shreef introduced “Extra Judicial Killing” of rivals and opponents. MQM people who were picked up from their houses were Extra Judicially Killed on the roads tied their hands on the back declaring it a Police Encounter. The Media that time too highlighted such Police Encounter in which the victim’s hands are tied on the back. Now in the country, especially in Punjab the fake Police Encounters are a routine.
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NATION LOST A WHOLE YOUNG & TELENTED GENERATION:
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The worst part is, in that Inhuman Operation Clean-up, the responsible destroyed, killed and spoiled a whole lot of young, energetic and educated youth for their petty gains. Thousands of household lost their bread earners, which resulted in more poverty for their families and for the entire nation. The country lost thousands of doctors, engineers, chartered accounts, teachers and skilled technicians, as all those were not only studying in some Universities and Colleges but also were busy in earning bread for their families.
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It has been 19 years, but still all the incidents are fresh in my mind, still the ghost of that darkest era of the history of Pakistan has surrounded me, the people who looked at me with great hatred and told me that “We are here to Fix You People” are still fresh in my mind. I don’t know where they would be, but wherever they are I want to tell them that look we are still here glowing and flourishing day by day, where are you? Or where are your guns which you had pointed out at us?
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People responsible are still out of the hands of law; the victims and their families are waiting for justice! May I ask the Nation, are they ready to deliver the justice to them now or still they are as careless as they were? Keep in mind “Justice Delayed is the Justice Denied”!!!
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Future of Pakistan based on Past Trends

(The Logic Will Prevail – 2)

Before going further, let us recall the essence of logics we learnt in the previous write-up, i.e.
“Don’t be fooled by some opportunists who are working for their own sake to gain petty interests by putting the Country and the Nation at Great Risk!”
To prove them righteous they play foul and would present illogical reasoning, which we need to understand.

Let us have a look on some scenario and try to understand the link of past with present and then we would be able to understand our probable future:

Scenario No.1 – Democracy–Marshal Law and the 2 Party’s Musical Chair Game:

– After Ayub Khan’s Marshal Law, the nation was emotionally and virtually divided. The two biggest parties of that time, Pakistan People’s Party (Headed by Z.A.Bhutto) and Awami League (Headed by Shaikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman), instead of bridging the gaps, worsen the situation by not delivering the rights to the deprived people, leading to Geographically Dividing the Country and the Nation into two!

– After Zia-ul-Haq’s Marshal Law, the nation was again emotionally and virtually divided. The two biggest parties of that time, Pakistan People’s Party (Headed by Ms. Benazir Bhutto) and Muslim League (Headed by Mian Nawaz Shareef), instead of bridging the gaps worsen the situation leading to Separatist Movement in Balochistan, State Owned Terrorism against the third largest party of the country, weakening the Kashmir Cause, Damaging the Economy and Law and Order Situation, causing the nation divided into different ethnic and sectarian groups!

– After President Musharraf’s Military Cum Civil Rule, the nation was again divided into religiously Extremist, Moderate, Westernized Modern groups. The two biggest parties of today, Pakistan People’s Party (Headed by Asif Ali Zardari) and Muslim League Nawaz Shareef Group (Headed by Mian Nawaz Shareef and Mian Shahbaz Shareef), instead of bridging the gaps are worsening the situation by targeting and alleging each other, harming the National Integrity by targeting the opposition and their coalition partners in Government, by not taking interest to improve law and order situation, by damaging the economy intentionally.

Hence we can imagine our future by past trends!

Scenario No.2 – Religious cum Sectarian Table Tennis:

– During 1970s/1980s, the Religious Harmony was damaged by the conflicts between the Sects. Politico-Religious Groups had succeeded in bending the Government and important institutions, locally and internationally, to declare Qadiyani Sect as Non-Muslim. Both Qadiyani and Lahori Groups had been declared “Non-Muslims and had been restricted to call themselves as Muslim. They had been put in isolation, resulting in more Religious and Sectarian Differences among Pakistanis, enhancing the intentions of succeeded group to work against other sects too!

– During 1980s/1990s, the same had been repeated and we witnessed the slogans declaring each other “Kafir”, armed attacks on each other’s Pray Areas, creating huge differences among common Pakistanis. Some corners had risen to declare Pakistan a country based on a specific sectarian ideology despite the clear wish and will of the Leaders of Pakistan Movement to make it a country of Muslims where each and everyone will have the right to live his life as per his belief! This trend not only harmed Muslim Brotherhood but also presented the image of the country to the world as an Extremist Society!

– During 1990s/2000s, we witnessed even more sectarian violence; suicide attacks on Pray Areas of different sects become a routine. Now, a group of some extremists imposed a war not only against Minorities but also against other Muslim Sects, pushing them to take similar steps in their defense. Different sub groups of the same Extremist Group have been declared as terrorist and a complete ban is imposed on them, but the seeds of sectarian differences have become a big tree and the suicide bomb blasts by teenagers and youngsters on opposite sects, common people, law enforcers, defense installations and specific targets is a routine now!

Am trying to imagine the Scenario for 2011 onwards!

Scenario No.3 – Military – Bureaucracy Football:

– 1950s/1960, Military Rulers and Bureaucracy worked against the public voice and targeted Mother of the Nation Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. The Urdu Speaking or Muhajir Community was crushed specially in Ayub Khan’s era.

– 1960s/1970s, Military Rulers and Bureaucracy worked against Bengali Muslims in East Pakistan. Hundreds of Thousands of Bengali Pakistanis were killed, resulting in separation of East Pakistan from us.

– 1970s/1980, Military Rulers and Bureaucracy worked against Urdu Speaking Community, Baloch Community and Sindhi Community to support their Political Leaders and to oppose Marshall Law. 1974 witnessed the Bomb Attacks by Military on our own people (Baloch). 1979-1988 was full of revenge from Urdu Speaking and Sindhi Communities.

– 1980s/1990, Military Rulers and Bureaucracy worked against Urdu Speaking Community and Sindhi Community. 1992-1999 was the darkest era in the history of Pakistan when the Agencies and Bureaucracy used all the state owned resources to crush the 3rd largest political party of Pakistan and to crush Urdu Speaking Community.

– 1990s/2000, Military Rulers and Bureaucracy worked against Urdu Speaking Community and Tribal Areas. Post 9/11 era was worst for the Pakistani Tribal Areas as at one side they were made hostages by Taliban and Al-Qaida Terrorists, at other side they become the victim of US Drone Attacks and Pak Army’s Operations.

– 2007 onward, Military and Bureaucracy is again discriminating Urdu Speaking Community. They have closed their eyes to see the organized conspiracy against common citizen of Karachi by a bunch of criminals backed and supported by Political Forces.

The above lines presenting a picture as if the public is a football and Military and Bureaucracy is playing with it!

As a matter of fact, one can analyze our future based on past scenario of playing with the Nation and the Country by Military, Bureaucracy, Politicians and Religious Extremists!

The Logic Will Prevail

At least, if there is reconciliation among the Pakistani Nation, it is on the fact “Pakistan is passing through its most sensitive era in its history”! The most popular Govt. of 2008 has become the most unpopular Govt. of 2011. The Judiciary restored after a huge lawyers movement throwing out the most powerful General Pervaiz Musharraf is proved to be the huge US funded soap! Yesterday’s People’s Party is gradually turning in to a Party of Some People. Yesterday’s Muslim League has already turned into N-Muslim League (Nawaz Muslim League) thus limiting itself only in some areas of Punjab. Yesterday’s Islamist Mujahideen have already turned their Jihad against Islam. The Nation is confused, yet some people are making them even more confused!

There are some simple logic which everyone can understand and accept, but if some people are meant to spread misunderstanding, are inclined to mislead the innocent people for some petty personal gain, then it becomes our duty to spread awareness, to highlight those simple logic and facts which can turn one’s way of thinking towards positive hence making their lives more easy by removing their confusion and misunderstanding.

Logic No.1

One person is not responsible for another’s crime until he helps and provides him the support. We cannot blame the whole institution for the mistake of one of its employee! Thus criticizing the Defence Institutions of Pakistan for one of its employees is illogical. Can we demand to cease the whole organization because one of its employees was involved in corruption? Definitely Not!

Logic No.2

The rule and law is made for each and every one and for all the times, one appreciating the Extra Judicial Killing back in 1992-1999 in Karachi should not condemn the Extra Judicial Killing of 2001-2011 in FATA and Swat etc. People should admit that the killings in Swat and FATA are against humanity then they also admit that killings in Karachi were also inhuman and the responsible for both should be treated accordingly.

Logic No.3

If American intervention in Pakistani Territory on May 02 this year was against the Sovereignty of the country then the intervention and illegal entrance of thousands of Al-Qaida and Taliban Terrorists till date is also against our Sovereignty. US undoubtedly played terrorist’s role by killing innocent people in its drone attacks, similarly Al-Qaida and Taliban also proved to be terrorists by killing innocent people in their Suicide Bomb Attacks! Then why to defend one and blame another? Both are equal in crime and should be treated the same way!

Logic No.4

If someone claims that Killing of Taliban is wrong and If US stops its drone attacks the Suicide Attacks will be stopped as these attacks are reactionary! Then they should also think that attacks and killing of Pakistan’s Defence Personnel are also wrong! If Taliban Terrorists stop their activity in Pakistani Territory there wouldn’t be any attacks by any Pak Army’s or US Drone Attacks!

Logic No.5

Some people claim that Taliban are attacking Pakistan Army or Pakistani Defence Installations because the US is attacking them, why don’t they justify their attacks on Attacking in US Directly, or at least attacking those forces which are supporting US in Afghanistan? Why it is necessary to attack Pak Army, Pak People and Pak Defence Installations in response to US attacks on them? Means their Prime Target is Pakistan and not the US!

Logic No.6

If Supporting President General Pervaiz Musharraf was wrong as he was not the elected President and had came through a Military Coup, then why didn’t we applied the same formula in the past with President General Zia-ul-Haq and President General Ayub Khan? It means one is not emphasizing on the “Rule” rather he is emphasizing on his personal interests!

Logic No.7

In current scenario when US seems to be netting a conspiracy against Pakistan, suppose if it attacks the country will it distinguish between us as per party, ethnicity, cast or creed? Of course not! It will treat us as a nation and will try to destroy us collectively! So, what should be the logic? Simply, get rid of all personal hatred, bias and differences for the greater interest of Pakistan and for our collective survival, and if there will not be any Army, Navy and Air Force would we be able to defend ourselves? Of course not! Then why to criticize our defence forces and damaging their moral?

Let us try to understand the importance of facts above and clear our confusion! I hope that no propaganda would be strong enough to replace the open truth! Definitely, at the end the Logic will prevail! (انشاءاللہ)

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think out of the box

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PS: I’ll come with some more logic and thought awakening facts soon!

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