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May I Ask Mr. Imran Khan?

Courtesy: The News Blog: http://blogs.thenews.com.pk/blogs/2012/08/may-i-ask-mr-imran-khan/
Courtesy: Dunya Blog: http://blogs.dunyanews.tv/?p=5274
Pakistan should get rid of its excess baggage
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/blog/18104#ixzz24SrzxCMF


No wonder, Pakistani politicians are used to issue such reckless statements to give cover to their political moves or policies. In a recent statement after the terrorist’s attack on PAF Base Minhas, Kamra, PTI (Movement for Jusitce) chief Imran Khan has said:

“Though, Pakistan army is planning a military offensive against Taliban and other militant groups in North Waziristan, today’s attack on Pakistani airbase might be its reaction from the militants.”

May I ask Mr. Imran Khan that a “Reaction” is always the response of some “Action” then how is it possible that in absence of any “Action” of Pakistan Army in Waziristan or in any other area of the country, the attack on PAF Base would be termed as a “Reaction”?

Isn’t your statement a blatant attempt to provide cover to Taliban’s Terrorists ‘Actions’? At least you have admitted the presence of Taliban terrorists in Waziristan & have witnessed their Anti-Pakistan action & aggression yourself.

Imran Khan a cricketer-turned-politician could not succeed in 16 years of his political career. He hardly could secure the only seat for PTI from his hometown, Mianwali in 2002 General Elections. It was only after 30th October 2011 when his party could manage to hold big rallies & brought itself into main stream politics. Credit goes to the ‘Hidden Hands’ for this, analysts claim. Despite claiming to be a Centre Right & Progressive Political Party, PTI is always considered to be a Right Wing Group and Imran Khan himself is known as “Taliban Khan” due to covert support of Taliban Militants in Pakistan.

Pakistan, being the front line state in the US & NATO led war against terror, is paying heavy price for its commitments. At one side it is being labeled as the terrorist’s safe heaven at other side it is the prime target & victim of worst terrorism by the same terrorists for whom it has earned a bad name.

Recently US Congress has passed a bill declaring Haqqani Network a terrorist outfit & demanding Pakistan to launch an operation against it in its tribal areas. President Obama has endorsed the bill making it a law. Now it would be correct to say Pakistan has been asked to chase its own tail.

Now, Pakistan has only two options:

  1. Launch offensive against all sort of Extremist/Terrorist/Militant/Jihadi outfits across the country & save itself from the consequences; or
  2. Use delay tactics to avoid any such operation, resulting in more terrorism, attacks & damages, which could lead the world to give it the status of a rogue state.

Perhaps there is no third option, the destiny has been written, the war has begun, only wisdom needed to read what is written on the walls. Pakistan either continues to deny the existence of Pakistani & Afghani militant outfits in its territories, or launch a complete offensive against all banned or supported groups for its own sake & to clear its position.

I strong believe, in response to this coward & terrorist ‘Action’ of Taliban, Pakistan Army should show strong ‘Reaction’. May be the time has come for Pakistan to get rid of its excess baggage.


PTI and PML-N: Pro-US or anti-US?

Originally this Blog was published in the Express Tribune on 12/07/2012. I have reproduced from the original publication: (Courtesy the Express Tribune).
Recently, in an interview with BBC Urdu, the US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter revealed that he had met with PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif. He further stated that both leaders had assured him of a pro-US government if elected.

Now, this has come as a huge surprise to many people given that these two leaders have portrayed a distinct negative stance towards the US in their political statements in the past.

However, should we really be surprised?

This is not the first time Nawaz Sharif’s links with the US have come into the limelight. Earlier in 1999, during the Kargil conflict, Nawaz Sharif’s inclination towards the US had been observed when he had visited the US at the peak of the conflict. He met with some high profile leaders there, including President Bill Clinton just before the decision of withdrawing the troops from Kargil came forth. At this time, Pakistan’s position was very strong; most of the posts were already under Pakistan’s control, but Nawaz Sharif signed the Washington Accord on July 4, 1999. He accepted the US terms while the united platform of the Kashmiri and Pakistani fighters refused to accept the government’s decision.

This secret meeting recently revealed by Munter seems like an unfortunate repetition of history.

What came as an even bigger surprise to me, however, was Imran Khan’s alleged meeting with Munter.

Now, if you recall, Imran Khan is well known for his anti-US stance on the NATO supply routes, the Afghan war, US aid, drone attacks on Pakistani territories and the list goes on. For the first time known to the public, Khan seems to have taken a pro-Us stance! This is in total contradiction to what he made the basis of his politics. Imran Khan has remained vocal throughout his political career against the policy of aligning with the US to the point that he has attracted the rightist anti-US voters. Imran Khan has criticised the government’s US friendly policies on numerous occasions, so him meeting Munter and assuring him of a US friendly government has come as a bit of a let down to his supporters.

This revelation has, indeed, put the PTI and PML-N supporters in a quandary. Think about it; if you support a party, it isn’t because the leader is good looking. It is because you support their policies. Thus, when Imran Khan goes and does something which is against everything he stood for, doesn’t this raise a question of whether you should still support him or not?

Granted, Khan has issued a statement saying that he is not anti-US, he is just against their policies, but this is just word play; Pro-US means not meddling with US foreign policy, and allowing the transport of NATO containers. You cannot be Pro-US but against their policies. I am just wondering whether Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Ahle Sunnat wal Jamat (ASWJ) and Jamaatud Daawa (JuD) are re-thinking their relations with both the parties.

Munter’s revelation has left people with some obvious questions in mind.

Many are wondering whether, now, their support for the PTI and PML-N will mean their indirect support for the US. Questions are emerging of whether drone attacks will continue if PTI comes to power; whether the PML-N will fulfil its promises to the people or to the US; whether Pakistan’s soverignity will be attacked even under the leadership of the PTI.

People are now wondering who exactly to vote for.

The burning sentiments of the people against the US had had convinced them to support Imran Khan or PML-N. I am almost certain that this will change if Imran Khan or Nawaz Sharif is found to be siding with the US.

MQM’s Press Conference & the Non-Serious Attitude of Media…

MQM’s Press Conference & the Non-Serious Attitude of Media…

At one side genocide of a specific group of People known as “Muhajir” is being carried out in the port city of Karachi by identified and non-identified people and groups backed and supported by different political and religious groups or Govt. or State Agencies, at other side Media and Anchor Persons are continuously maligning the image of the same Muhajir People specifically their representative party, “the MQM”, which is not only representing them but now representing deprived people of Punjabi, Pakhtoon, Baloch, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Gilgiti, Biltistani and Minorities Groups as well.

Sindh Ex-Interior Minister Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza through his various venomous statements and allegations tried hard to destroy MQM’s image as a liberal and progressive party and the represenetative of Middle and Lower Middle Class people of Pakistan. The media instead of playing responsible role sided with him and portrayed the image of MQM as it is about to eliminate from the scene.

MQM did not show its reaction at once, but tried to be patient and played a responsible role. But later when some so-called loyal and patriots moved to the Supreme Court to influence its hearing on somoto action on Karachi Massacre of Urdu Speaking People, MQM considered it necessary to respond to the baseless allegation now. MQM’s leader Faisal Sabzwari, through a press conference replied to all the baseless allegations put on them by Zulfiqar Mirza, but some biased anchors instead of considering on the replies of Faisal Sabzwari continued to emphasize on wrong allegations.

On 6th of September Karachi’s Ex City Mayor Syed Mustafa Kamal conducted one more press conference to respond again the baseless allegations and urged media to play sensibly, but in van. The media continued to play foul.

One example of such biased and hatful attitude of anchor persons is when after Syed Mustafa Kamal’s press conference; in a program “Aapas Ki Baat” (آپس کی بات) the Anchor Person Mr. Muneeb Farooq and Guest Analyst Mr. Najam Shethi did their hatful and biased analysis wherein they tried their best to malign MQM again.

Instead of going into detail, I would like to highlight only one point wherein this fact will be clear that in hatred of MQM they can go even crazy and illogical while analyzing or commenting on MQM. In his press conference Syed Mustafa Kamal was trying to highlight that the alleged letter to Mr. Tony Blair from Mr. Altaf Hussain is fake and forged, he mentioned that the Office Address mentioned on the letter is wrong, for this he said:

جو لوگ لندن کی ڈائنامکس جانتے ھیں انکو پتا ھے ایج وئر اور کولن ڈیل میں زمیں آسمان کا فرق ھے۔

Translation: Those who are aware of the dynamics of London know that there is a Great difference between Edge ware and Colindale!

On this statement, instead of admitting the difference of the two addresses which makes the letter real or fake, Najam Shethi and Muneeb Farooq’s started calculating the distance between Edge ware and Colindale, and by doing so they proved their illogical approach and non-serious attitude! Because Syed Mustafa Kamal had used an Idiom to show that two things are entirely different and he was not highlighting the Mileage between Edge ware and Colindale.

Any letter head of any organization contains only one address even if the letter head is printing 100 times and in large quantity, it can not contain any other address. This is another fact that MQM had sold its office 70 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5ES in March 2001 & Moved to a new office on 30th of March, 2001.

The new address till to date is 54-58, Elizabeth House 1st Floor, High Street Edgware, Middlesex HA8 7EJ

The letter that Anchors are showing is dated 23rd September 2001, which is contradictory, whereas MQM left that office in March, 2001. The letter that Anchors are showing is totally fake and baseless.

On September 9, the founder and leader of MQM Mr. Altaf Hussain also conducted a press conference. By this press conference Mr. Hussain had tried to bring the real threat into the notice of the media and the responsible authorities that people are trying to indulge them into non-issues and wrong directions whereas Country and the Nation are in real threat from world powers!

The motive of that press confrenece was not to reply Zulfiqar Mirza or anyone like him, rather he tried to enlarge the canvas of the others, he tried others also start thinking about the National Security rather than try to malign MQM and support criminals!

This press conference was to wake media up from what they are doing against MQM, to draw attention of the Judiciary, Military and Govt. towards the real threat country is facing, and to attempt a chance to wake up the youth of Pakistan to start thinking on what these feudal are doing with them, they are fooling them by maligning MQM and creating the environment similar to 1971.

Apparently, media is still busy in its routine, i.e. useless debates, allegations and counter allegations, ignoring the real threat identified by MQM’s leader Mr. Altaf Hussain. The responsibility falls on Pakistani Youth now to realize these threats and prepare to face and coup up with the same!