Sunday, 4 September 2016

Balochistan Crisis - a history


   A brief view into the history of Balochistan let us know that Baloch nationalists movements started in the middle of 17th century from the Khanate of Kalat. Later invasions of British in the region somehow managed the control over Baloch territories and set up a British primacy there. The tribal areas came under the direct administration of British Agent with some areas governed by local political agents as well. In the middle of the 20th century an educated Baloch middle class came up with the idea of Independence from British rule. Finally the southwestern region of Balochistan became a part of Pakistan with the promises of Baloch autonomy over the region.


Sepratists raise a flag of their own, can Pakistan tackle?

         Three out of four British governed princely states of Balochistan joined with Pakistan in 1947 but the Khan of the Kalat claimed independence and refused to come to terms with Pakistan. The Pakistan, however, formally annexed the area. The younger brother of the Khan of Kalat refused to lay down the arms and committed attacks on the army. Later the armed resistance against One Unit Policy accompanied with the attacks on security forces. The third wave of conflict emerged after the constitution of 1956 which reduced the provincial autonomy. At that time the federal government ordered the army to establish several bases in key areas of Balochistan. The Mengal and Bugti tribal areas covering 72000 km of land offered an armed resistance and attacked on rails, roads and envoys. Yahya Khan – abolished the one unit policy and granted Balochistan the status of fourth province of Pakistan. However, the unrest continued in 1970s culminating with the orders of a military operation in Balochistan in 1973.
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Saturday, 11 June 2016

پرویز مشرف کے ساتھیوں پرالزامات کی بوچھاڑ

آئی ایس آئی کے سابق سربراہ جرنل ضیاءالدین بٹ نے سابق آرمی چیف جرنل مشرف اور جرنل کیانی پر سنگین الزامات عائد کیے ہیں۔ معروف ہفت روزہ فیملی کے حالیہ شمارے میں شائع ہونے والے ایک انٹرویوکے مطابق انہوں نےکہا ہے کےجرنل مشرف کو ہر چیز میں’’کِک بیک‘‘ پہنچتا تھا۔انہوں نے کرنل ریٹائرڈ اسلم چیمہ اور دیگر متعدد جرنیلوں اور ان کے رشتہ داروں پر بھی کرپشن کے الزامات عائد کیے ہیں۔

یاد رہے جرنل ضیاءالدین بٹ پاک فوج کے ایسے سربراہ تھے جنہیں آرمی چیف بننے کے فوراً بعد قید کرلیا گیا تھا۔ جرنل بٹ نے آئی ایس آئی کے سابق سربراہ جرنل محمود کو بھی سنگین الزامات کا نشانہ بنایا ہے۔ جرنل بٹ نے کہا "جرنل محمود ابھی مولوی بن گیا ہے لیکن بہت کرپٹ آدمی ہے۔ وہ فوجی فرٹیلائزر میں چلا گیا اور سارے ٹھیکے اپنے بھائیوں کو دے دیے اور بہت پیسا کمایا۔جرنل ضیاءالدین بٹ نے اس بات پر بھی حیرت کا اظہار کیا کے جرنل شاید عزیز کوابھی تک بدعنوانی پرگرفتار کیوں نہیں کیا گیا۔وہ ارب پتی ہے ان کو پکڑنا تو بہت آسان ہے۔ "جرنل ضیاء نے شکوہ بھرے الفاظ میں کہا۔
تاہم جرنل ضیاءالدین نے موجودہ حالات میں کسی قسم کی فوجی مداخلت کے امکانات کو مکمل طورپر رد کردیا۔جرنل راحیل شریف بہت ذہین اور عقل مند جرنیل ہیں اور سیاست میں کوئی دلچسپی نہیں رکھتے۔ جرنل ضیاءالدین بٹ نے جرنل راحیل شریف کے لیے فیلڈ مارشل کے عہدے کی بھرپور سفارش بھی کی۔



Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Pakistan Politcs: Imran Khan and Power Rangers

MQM is no alien and PTI no Power rangers. It is an irony that Pakistan's clean men are being maligned under a new found political prodigy - Imran Khan. Hailed from an influential family, the Khan now sarcastically referred to as Niazi, his family name, is him self a product of status quo who used his family links and Pakistan's strong establishment to make his way to Pakistan's star-studded cricket team of the late 1970's. In politics, he is playing the same tactics in the changed times. He still feels that establishment can take him to the coveted top slot, his first attempt came when he tried to convince Pervez Musharraf to take him on board, next, last year he his dharna was outcome of a guarantor as Javed Hashmi blamed upon, but this time situation is more critical.

With the help of Rangers, now Imran Khan wants to clean Karachi of MQM. Unable to find a space in Pakistan's thriving political scene, the playboy cricketer turned politician is treading on a dangerous course.

MQM is a reality and Pakistan's mature political entity. PTI is yet to get clear of the tags of unwanted.

If Imran Khan has to win in Karachi, he must respect people of Karachi and their mandate as well.

Imran Khan has been changing his costumes to suit the scenes.
Rangers have no clean past like Imran Khan, an ideal pair to make up
This unnamed serving military officer claimed oh facebook for having attended Imran Khan's political rallies - a crime for which military is yet to take on any investigations or disciplinary action.
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Reham Khan and the baggage she carries

Pakistan is a strange country, where the staunch political leader professing Taliban and Islam twice marries Westernised ladies. Now Mr Imran Khan has married Reham Khan a former TV weather girl from BBC. Well nothing so wrong, what is infuriating some of Khan's political opponents is that the lady waiting to be Pakistan's top lady has her images from the erst while life popularly shared by all. The most dangerous ones are Reham Khan being dubbed as Lesbian.
This shot above shows Mrs Khan in a sex toy shop with a hunter in hand.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan - what is wrong?

Another incident in uproar and then deep silence all around, horrific deaths continue to haunt Pakistan's hapless citizens. Problem with the country is not the religious zealot, it has always been the politicians and the corrupt bureaucrats . Pakistan's incumbent Prime Minister rose in politics only after he  used religion as the only criteria for his mass approval. A Kashmiri by cast, as Mr Nawaz Sharif claims, he has more often used the religious tools to settle personal scores. In his party's previous tenure in Lahore (His party, when ruling Punjab only serves Lahore and not the entire Punjab province) as the chief minister, when his party came in contention with the Governor Mr Salman Taseer, the foe was killed by his own security guard on charges of Blasphemy.

Mumtaz Qadri - the guard who killed Mr Taseer is living a lavish life in a jail in Punjab. Not only did he was not executed after the court order but the person while in jail also incited the jail staff and another person (a schizophrenic patient) was fired upon by a guard who later confessed that he was incited by Mumtaz Qadri. The government has refused to shift Qadri to some other jail and has also decided not to put him to solitary confinement.

Mumtaz Qadri is a strong disciple of Mr Tahir ul Qadri - a Canadian citizen who was financed and nurtured in his early days by MR Nawaz Sharif.

Even in the recent 2013 elections in Pakistan, Taliban had vehemently announced that   they would not allow anyone other than Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan to campaign for elections. Rallies of secular parties not using religion as their agenda were targeted by Taliban.

So how can you expect the government to punish who are charged with taking law into their hands?

Worst still, the West has always supported dictators to achieve their own agenda. These dictators also financed Religious groups to blackmail US and the UK with a purpose to draw more dollars from the West and get their regimes legitimized.
Only if the West can ask mr Nawaz Sharif to shift Mr Mumtaz Qadri to any jail outside Punjab? Or place him in solitary confinement will be the first step to save the future of minorities.

Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws - an eye on salient

Why Pakistani society has sunk into religious extremism


Friday, 25 July 2014

India's irresponsible Nuclear act

India's uranium enrichment facility as it looked in 2011

And this is the image in April 2013

India is yet to sign NPT and her secret development of nukes is not only creating risks of Nuke's race in the region yet turning a blind eye by international community may also encourage Iran to set out for a similar kind of adventure.

Articles on Nuclear insecurity