Dishonest Pakistan



On 8th June 2009 I wrote: Democracy, Dictatorship, Communism, Socialism, Monarchy, Anarchy etc. – all are names of different Political and Economic systems. All can be good and at the same time all can not be good. The imperative system is ‘Justice’ what everyone needs.


In short, there’s nothing like “A good dictatorship” or “A poor democracy” or vice versa. What all citizens want is a good system – a good law and order – a good sovereignty of country where government is liable to protect the rights of its citizens which no one ever does.


When anyone talks about Musharraf and favors Musharraf, when anyone talks about MQM and favors MQM, when anyone talks about Nawaz Sharif and favors him, when anyone talks about Jeye Bhutto and favors PPP – it always make me feel sad that how knavishly we keep on ignoring the wickedness of the favored leaders. I personally know a host of Pakistanis who’re victim of our poor leaders including MQM, Musharraf, PML-N, PPP etc. When was the dignity of Musharraf when he sold a horde of Pakistanis to US for $20,000 each for rendition purpose? These people are now known as ‘Missing Person’.


I sent Eid Greetings to Amina Masood Janjua last time on Eid and her response was: No Eid without my husband; no Eid until we don’t recover all Missing Persons. I ask the Ghairat Brigade of Pakistan, where is the dignity of ours when our favorite leaders were selling our innocent Pakistanis for dollars and none of the ethnic and national political party raised its voice.


To me, one wrong deed overcomes thousand right deeds. This is how it’s.


MQM did right for the people of Karachi, PML-N worked a lot in Punjab – but we snub the fact the there are so many victims suffered and suffering from MQM, PPP, PML-N etc. political parties acts. I’m not against a person, but I feel that I should, however, raise the voice and bring up the problems against the often bad actions and transgressions by our political parties.


My Pakistan starts from the shores of Arabian sea and ends at Himalayan Range – and till that range I see, by and large, we’re dishonest to ourselves. People talking about Musharraf breaching the constitution, and the sayers breach the traffic laws too; people talking about corruption by PPP while a horde of the sayers from awaam are morally corrupted too; people talk about MQM’s extortion while myriads of plaintiffs often don’t leave a single chance to bully the people.


For many of us, by and large, Pakistan is limited to their city or province. They don’t care about what’s happening in the other parts of Pakistan. We often miss to address the dark side of our leaders and portray their bright side just to blot out their hypocrisies. It happens in the case of MQM too, it happens with Nawaz Sharif too, it happens in the case of Musharraf too, it happens with ruling PPP too.


A guy I know personally whose mom died during an air-strike in Bajaur. Who carried out the air-strike? Musharraf. I again ask the Ghairat Brigade: who’s responsible for it? We, ourselves, absolutely. We give our leaders the license to do whatever they want. MQM, PML-N, PPP – all can carry substantial rallies when it comes to their ‘seat’, no one would carry a single substantial rally against such atrocities.


This is a botched up political system of Pakistan, and unfortunately we preserve this political system while keeping the status quo maintain instead of raising our voice in rallies as ardently as we do in the case of BB’s barsii or Youm-e-Tasees and so on. Is it too much that I’m asking, or rather this nation is asking?


This country was never made on the name of Democracy. Even Liaquat Ali Khan was confused whether to adopt Democracy or Communism during his early days of governance. This country, if anything, was made on the name of “Justice”, that we’d give equal rights to everyone, we’d do justice with everyone, and that Army would never interfere in politics – Quaid-e-Azam said.


So far, I admire COAS Kayani to a commensurate extent that he’s wiser than Musharraf seeing as how he has no lust of power at least, and that today political leader have steered country to the dark, but he had never shown his thoughts and intents, even for a moment, to impose any Martial Law. During Long March, he had all this opportunity to impose the Martial Law, but he never did, even though the whole country was jolted so much during those days. Instead he met with political leadership and convinced them to show some mercy on the country and find a quick way to get out of this national turmoil.


People talk about ‘education’ every instance when the topic ‘Pakistan’ is under debate. Only ‘education’ isn’t a solution to solve all the problems. I believe in “Character Education” more than ‘education’ itself. Educated ones do breach the traffic rules, do violate constitution of Pakistan, do breach civil rules – but a person with “Character Education” wouldn’t do that.


We’re always up to market the manifesto of our affiliated political parties – but why don’t we market the simple and dignified version of Jinnah and Iqbal, I ask??


PS: I’ve portrayed the role of Government and Awaam in the progression and regression of Pakistan. I majorly impute Awaam for the current situation of Pakistan; however, this doesn’t mean we should never voice our protest against the government. We can, always!

Tribute to Amina Masood Janjua


Missing Person & Awaited Justice

Missing Persons & Awaited Justice


Whenever her name comes in my mind, whenever I thought of Missing Persons, tears streamed down my eyes. Amina Masood Janjua — wife of one missing person Masood Ahmed Janjua and Chairperson Defence of Human Rights Pakistan — is struggling for the missing persons in Pakistan. She has endlessly and doggedly strived hard for the Missing Persons of Pakistan who were nabbed by Pakistani Intelligence Agencies in collaboration of United States of America — our best ally.


The case of Missing Persons was petitioned in Supreme Court of Pakistan in veteran president General Musharraf’s era and justice was highly foreseen, but during that time Musharraf took the phenomenally outstanding performance of SC as his insult — as the decisions of SC were going against the idiotic moves of Musharraf’s government — so he imposed emergency in Pakistan and purged the Chief Justice of Pakistan and put him under house arrest. The hope of getting justice was vanished.


Now since the time Judiciary has been restored back and Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry is reinstated, the case on Missing Persons wasn’t heard in SC for long, or rather SC didn’t take any serious notice, until last month a protest outside the Supreme Court led by Amina Masood Janjua against inaction on the issue of Missing Persons drew the ire of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry who then ordered the interior secretary to submit a report about the missing persons.


Amina Masood Janjua’s entrance in the red zone, and camping in front of the Supreme Court, made Chief Justice of Pakistan take the notice of the protest; hence, the longstanding case of Missing Persons was reopened again.


Interior Ministry says that it’s doing hectic efforts to trace the Missing Persons and 241 people had been traced while 175 are still untraced. Where are the untraced ones isn’t an inconspicuous and covert thing. Veteran president General Pervez Musharraf sold them to CIA. In the words of one of my American friend Prudence: YES! I have heard of the innocent Pakistani people nabbed by the CIA. It is my understanding that your President Musharraf took advantage of the widespread paranoia after 9/11 and got rid of most of his political “enemies” by literally selling them for around $20,000 each to the CIA for rendition purposes.


People from the US — the state government that’s committing heinous crimes — are ready to accept the fundamental reality and truth, but ineptly many of the Pakistani people — the victim nation of such atrocities — are even now not having sufficient strength to realize and acknowledge some of the evilness of the so-called best leaders.


On 23rd November 2009, all the cases of the “Missing Loved Ones” were fixed for hearing in CJP’s Court room number 1.


On the eve of recent Eid-ul-Azha 2009, 5 Missing Persons have returned back home safely after Supreme Court’s interference.


It’s yet sad that none of the prominent political party beefed up the cause of Amina Masood Janjua — which is after all a cause of our country Pakistan. The self-righteous and double-tongued political leaders and their respective parties are always up for power, but often not for powerless people to emancipate them.


The edgy yet high-mettled activist Amina Masood Janjua’s efforts will never run out InshaAllah. May Allah help her and all of us in this cause. Ameen.


It’s again a high time for us to at least understand and decry the bad side of our shameful leaders and advocate the cause of Amina — a cause to help her get the justice to the Missing Persons and their families — and a cause to render Pakistan the services it has always sought for. I ask judiciary an additional time, are you listening?

Haunted NRO


NRO & Supreme Court

NRO & Supreme Court


Body Politics of Pakistan needs no definition for diligently alert and watchful people of Pakistan. The others who are affiliated to respective political parties are quite cantankerous to accept any kind of blame on their political parties. And when the question arises that who looted and still looting the nation — interestingly and engrossingly everyone becomes so innocent that they start calling Rooti as Choochi. Not so good, but still worthy enough of causing shame. National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) is one such thing that has again made our leaders substantiate with evidence that either they really are infants that they call Rooti as Choochi or awaam is still in a state of infancy. Possibility of both could also be the case, by chance that it’s Pakistan.


Since the time the list of NRO beneficiaries has been made available to the general public on the directives of Prime Minister Gilani, every political party is asserting that they’re falsely accused of being the beneficiary of NRO. Some 8,041 people have benefited from NRO, out of which 34 are well known and threadbare politicians.


NRO was promulgated on the name of greatest national interest of Pakistan, but is that a way to acquit the criminals of nation without means of a decision making echelon, or without proper justice; is that the way to let go the looters of nation and maintain the status quo each time by giving immunity to the looters of nation? How can this nation progress when the nation itself is bestowing amnesty to the looters. What more disgrace it could ever be that a robber is robbing our home and we’ve set ourselves free to watch the robber and allow him to rob as much as his ability allows him. We’re too generous without principles, no?


An American friend of mine was saying: I actually wanted to write a movie about missing person from Pakistan — and show the world how messed up this whole Bush-created War on Terror has become. My husband is a screenwriter. But he told me that “nobody in Hollywood wants to make movies about the war on terror.” And I am afraid he is right. Americans just want to keep on shopping and living their lives like nothing is wrong. But, Absar, everything is wrong!


After reading her, I gave her words a second thought. Are we not doing the same thing, I ask? We’re living our lives as if nothing is wrong. Yet everything is wrong. We’re still living our lives in a phenomenal disorientation — and the macho-paranoia of saving the grace of our affiliated political parties while always treating them as superior than others. Consequentially, the looters of Pakistan are safe on account of our choice.


The Ghairat Brigade — the people of Pakistan — and the incriminated politicians are, for the most part, still reluctant to accept that they’ve never been a part of corruption; they’ve never sought illegitimate personal gain through actions such as bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, graft, and embezzlement. . If none of the politician robbed the nation — and I say again, if those politicians aren’t the troublemakers — then who did? A poltergeist very likely, no? If everyone is guiltless, then we can always be skeptical about a poltergeist. People missed this fact. This could be the case when Pakistan is concerned since the blame game is a favorite political game of Pakistani politicians, political activist, and the Ghairat Brigade i.e. awaam.


National Reconciliation Ordinance bestowed the would-never-come-again opportunity to our leaders; it bestowed them a license to loot once again. The flippancy of awaam should come to an end, besides. When will the Pakistanis get relieve from the corrupt apparatus? There’s a way out of this, I can see: That’s “Justice” — our Supreme Court. The ball is in the court of our judiciary and only judiciary can adjudicate the fate of the looters of the nation. We’ve strived hard for the freedom of judiciary for this day — to see the justice. Justice is all we want, we want to see a new system in Pakistan while penalizing by law the looters of nation. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, are you listening?

Youm-e-Iftikhar — The victory of Justice


Freedom of Judiciary!!

As the Aristotle said:

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

16th March 2009 — has become a red-letter day in the history of Pakistan. The day is marked with the great fortune for Pakistan when the Nation witnessed the Independence of Judiciary in the form of restoration of deposed Judges including the Chief Justice of Supreme Court — ousted during the dictatorial regime of General Pervez Musharraf on 3rd November 2007. After more than two long years and the interminable endeavors of Lawyers — resulted in the reinstatement of Judges — has made Pakistanis enthralled and turned their caprice to begin with a new future of nation with more devotion and optimism.

1400 years back, there was a society where rich and poor, friend or foe, Muslim or Non-Muslim, the rule and the ruled — all were treated equally. Each of them would count on Judiciary. The management was strong — and the Justice was satisfactory enough. Then a downfall of Justice occurred. Even during this downfall we saw some of the precedents which entails that the Justice on the land of Allah wasn’t yet obliterated completely. Once, when British used to rule over sub-continent, a dispute of some land arose between Muslims and Hindus. Hindus laid a claim that the land belonged to a temple while Muslims laid a claim that the land belonged to a Mosque. Both the groups were trying to be eminent in claims and prove their due rights. The British Judge was bewildered and confused to announce the final result so he asked both the groups if they could accept the testimony of a third person who’s known as pious amongst both the groups. The third person was a Muslim. The entire Muslim community urged him to help them win the case by giving a testimony in favor of them. The pious man would never do so. He briefly reviewed the case and gave a final proclamation in favor of Hindus.

That’s the Justice we need today and for the same Justice — today, we see Pakistan with a different aspect. Long before — 61 years back when this Nation got independence and till to-date — it has always fought for the Independence of Judiciary. Lawyers have given so much of the sacrifices to acquire the independence of this grand institution. Not only Lawyers, the civilians of Pakistan have sacrificed majorly and fought considerably for this great cause. The supporters during the Lawyers Movement were aimed by violence and vehemency, the brutality and cruelty, apprehended and jailed, and what not. Yet these things never derailed the aim of the supporters of this great cause, and they brave out such difficulties. At this phase, I feel like quoting Allama Iqbal — One of the verse from the conversation between Hazrat Jibrael AS and Ibless: Kar gaya sarmast mujh ko toot kar mera saboo — Which means: The loss I have suffered, has increased my passion more. I feel it’s the same example conformed to the Lawyers Movement. They were duped, they rose. They were suppressed, they rose. They were beaten yet they rose again. Their aim was one, their vision was clear, their demands were long promised, their support was bulky. The verge of loosing was never near to them — in fact it can never be. They had the blessings of “Justice” which always win ultimately. And finally they won. They set upped example — example of dedication to the truth and a valor.

The Nation has great hopes from them. The clouds of despair were rising above the country, the hopes were near to forlorn — but now people are greatly optimistic to see a spectacular change. Now this change can’t come overnight. But sure, the change is on it’s way now. It has started from 16th of March 2009. We’ll see this change in a time to come – InshaAllah.

As Allama Iqbal said:

Zamaney key andaaz badley gae;
Naya raag hai saaz badley gae

The Fashions of the age turn round,
From new tuned strings, new harmonies sound

The new tuned strings and the new harmonies that will sound will be good enough to live with – InshaAllah!!

Pakistan Zindabad!! Long live Islamic Republic of Pakistan!!