The year was 2005, it was the month of Ramadan, the disaster in the light of the present conditions now seems to be of a lesser magnitude, but it wasnt so at that time! The Government and the Civilian Institutes were weak then and are much weaker now! And at that time the situation was used by the Jamaat ud Dawa for its advantage, and there is no doubt that they are going to do the same again. And if the report published in the Independent is anything to go by, then they already are!
In a country where from the media to the Government Officials to the average bloc sitting at home staring at his TV Screen seems to be having some form of Amnesia, it is not very surprising that no one is thinking along these lines. In a country where only the Military and its trained elements, including its very own trained Jihadist like the members of this banned organization, are the most organized, it is not surprising that their relief efforts have been able to cover more ground than the Governments.
All they want is some relief from the misery that they are in. They don't care where it is coming from!
And the people who are suffering, do not really care where the aid is coming from. They can not be bothered to think about the politics and the Impacts of this situation on the years to come. They simply want an end to what they have been going through. They simply want food and clean water, and they are not the one that would be checking the labels of where the food is coming from.
But if any one of us had been able to recall what we had already witnessed in the valleys of Swat, we would have been on our toes. We would have known that it is moments like these that are used for public sympathy and for your own propaganda and promotion. And the Jamaat ud Dawa knows that this is once more an opportunity for them. Continue reading
Yes sire, the man himself has spoken and this would be the change that we have all been waiting.. We all have been waiting for a man like Mr. Shahbaz Sharif, who has the courage and the conviction to tell those bloody Talibans exactly what to do… and the man has done it.. Rejoice world, for this is the final commandment… You would see no more terror unleash itself on the soil of Pakistan….excuse me, I meant Punjab….
Didn’t he mean Pakistan? I am sure he meant Pakistan.. “CM Shahbaz wants Taliban to spare Punjab” ..
Oh so he did really mean Pakistan.. maybe he doesn’t believe in National Politics.. Maybe he has never claimed to be a Paksitani Leader… Maybe his Party stands for the rights of Punjabi’s … What ? Oh..They have seats in the National Assembly.. So they are National Leaders, having representation in the biggest National Representation Body… hmm so how does one rationalize what he said in his speech?
HMMMMM.. He is a national leader.. yet he says something like that! His party claims to have strength in all provinces… they have representation on the national Level also… so then what could it be.. Why would he say something so so Stupid? …Hmmm..thinking.. thinking…Oh, Eureka.. I got it..the answer is… CAUSE MAYBE HE IS STUPID!
Yesterday’s Lahore blast in RA Bazar and Sadder Area can only be understood in the light of the fact that how have we reached the current scenario of Politics in Pakistan and who are the characters that are involved in it. So what follows below is my own analysis of the Country’s Political – Economic Situation.
Pakistan after its Independence, thanks to the many Influence left by the British, was a relatively modern country. Indications of this were the many social, and recreational facilities, and also the General mindset towards accepting these places. This example would include the many bars, cinemas, restaurants, and Cabire. Girls used to cycle, skirts and foreigners were common on the streets of Karachi, and not only that but the country was also one of the most hip places for Westerners and Hippies, who can be seen sleeping on the streets.
Most of the people in Pakistan who would read this would know how much it is stressed in our course books about the location of Pakistan in the World Map. You have India and then Afghanistan, Iran and China as your neighbors, but it is only recently that the importance of this country of ours of God knows how much population (All figures in this regards are guesses. The last consensus happened in the year 1998) has taken a serious impact from its location.
Pakistan in its Context