Not that I have lesser faith on the capabilities of newly appointed COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa , what concerns me more is the fact that our Political Elite instead of appointing someone who can prove to be a better for the country rather picks or choose men for the offices who they think will not be any threat for them.

 

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I have great regards and I am fond of many of initiatives that General Raheel Shareef took during his tenure, despite many people criticizing him for some political reasons relevant or irrelevant, I won’t get into the details of those accounts here, as their point of view can be personal or political in nature and I do not want to limit my thoughts to one point or the fact only, killing scope of my take on Gen Raheel Shareef.
Earlier during the appointment of General Pervez Musharraf, General Raheel Shareef as Army Chief and now of General Qamar Javed Bajwa, basic criteria or assessment matrix was to see who is lesser harmless to the political interests of the ruling party. All these three chiefs appointed by Nawaz Sharif, only point that he and his advisers emphasized more on was new Chief has to be lenient to them, that is a different thing that time proved them to be otherwise and for all the right reasons however, General Qamar Javed Bajwa is still untested and I am quite sure of the fact that he will also without coming any political, local or international influence will continue serving Pakistan and it’s interests, geo-politically and internally both. 

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Pakistan Army is probably the only institution on which we can trust fully putting our faith to it that it brings forward people on merit, knowing the internal assessment criteria that exist in the organization and it lack tendency of introducing nepotism unlike Civil Institutions.
Also sometimes it’s hard to pick and choose the best men as it’s the institution formed on the gentlemen with unique traits or in other words pros and cons, rest is assured every Army Officer works in better interest of Pakistan. It is hard to say who served better than who, as every person who gets onto the seat brings along his own understanding about certain matters based on his experience working with this prestigious organization.
I believe and hope that in the years to come Pakistan Army will add on the procedure of bringing forward the officers purely on the basis of seniority with no so called ineffective supreme commander in chief of the armed forces or the people with their vested interests handpicking any of the officer for their personal and political interests overlooking the services of the other officers. This can politicize the only credible institution we have, when Supreme Court can bring forward the man with seniority to the position why can’t it be done in the Armed Forces of Pakistan?
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Today, I am forced to think and what I’m thinking is that how we let go some of the super finest officers like Gen (r) Haroon Aslam, Gen (r) Tariq Khan and now soon to be Gen (r) Ishfaq Nadeem just because their stance on non state actors and their domestic facilitators, to whom rulers thought these officers could become a threat for their vested interests, not tolerating their corrupt practices, their incline towards enemies of Pakistan and will force them to ensure transparency and good governance which could have forced the ruling elite to follow their footsteps hence all these brilliant officers were superseded in their respective tenures. To set the record straight this adventurism was started by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and still its being practiced in Pakistan.
Qamar-Bajwa.jpgGeneral Qamar Javed Bajwa is a newly appointed Army Chief of my beloved Army and I have great respect and honor for him and I extend my full support as a concern and responsible citizen for my Sippah Salaar also I wish General Raheel Shareef a long healthy and prosperous life ahead. People who are criticizing him shall realize there is a capacity to which a person can be stretched and let to perform.
In countries like Pakistan, where people are more critiques and lesser cooperative it is not any individual’s failure to not to perform to it’s full capacity, it is our collective failure if we put the whole burden on an individual/group and expecting him to clear all the mess that we all have created.

Before I sign off, I think it’s a great a hypocrisy at the such people’s end who had been voting the failures in past and recent days and expected General Raheel Shareef to clean their and their electable’s dirt. In my humble view, General Raheel Shareef’s job was to secure Pakistan from internal and external threats to which he neutralized mainly with the initiation of Operation Zarb e Azb, Operation Awaran, Karachi Operation and Operation Khyber One. In my humble view, political mess, disqualification of the candidates, legal action and accountability has to be ensured by Civil Institutions like Supreme Court of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau, Election Commission of Pakistan, National Assembly, Federal Investigation Agency, Intelligence Bureau and Federal/Provincial Police and not duty of General Raheel Shareef or of the Armed Forces of Pakistan.

It was the conduct of General Raheel Shareef against the terrorists which let Pakistanis associate all their hopes with him in no time. We need to analyze his tenure realistically as we were unfair in linking hopes with him in many of the areas which didn’t even fell in his domain and mandate. Before you criticize General Raheel Shareef be honest and revisit his tenure as Army Chief, you will see many great successes and accomplishments where he went out of the way and completed or initiated them including CPEC, Shanghai Cooperation, our formal entry into Nuclear Services Group and many more.
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I will surely miss General Raheel Shareef and I pray to Allah that this honorable institution of Pakistan Army keep giving us gallant and valor officers like him, who not only earned respect from Pakistan but from the International Community as well.

Good Bye General Raheel Shareef, we will surely miss you and hope that newly appointed Army Chief will not let us miss you that much.

Amaan Tareen is a blogger, Media Strategist, Politicial Commentator and Film Maker. He tweets at @AmaanTareen

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Earlier this year on January 2nd, terrorists stormed at Pathankot airbase of India which took Indian Officials 7 days to clear the site and in the line of duty 7 Indian Security officials had died. India, immediately without any confirmation had blamed Pakistani Intelligence Agencies ISI to have planned that attack on Pathankot Airbase. Later from which it retreated and shifted the blame on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

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India claimed that Jaish-e-Mohammed Commander Maulana Masood Azhar masterminded the attacks. After which Indian authorities had officially demanded the custody of suspects included JeM Commander Maulana Masood Azhar and released an audio tape claiming Maulana Masood Azhar ordering one of the militant to attack the airbase. Audio tape released ny India seemed fabricated and later it was established that it was not Maulana Masood Azhar and that he had no role in Pathankot Attacks which came as big blow to Indian claims of Pakistani soil being used to mediate the attacks on Pathankot Airbase.

Speculated Telecon between Maulana Masood Azhar and Commander of Pathankot Attacks

Later, Indian authorities released a telecon between the suspect and his mother which seemed to be another bogus attempt to involve Pakistan into the attacks.

As per Indian claim; Audio leak between a Pathankot attacker and his mother prior attacks

Nawaz Sharif lead PMLN Government’s poor diplomacy was evident in this matter like before when Pakistani Government without asking for any concrete evidences from Indian authorities, ordered to have an FIR registered in Pakistan against unknown suspects and begun investigation of the matter.

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Later, after mutual consent a joint investigation team was formed, based on Intelligence Agency Officials from both sides investigating the attacks by visiting the site.

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When Pakistani investigation team reached India, it was not given any sustential evidence of Pakistani involvement hence Pakistani investigation team after completing its part returned to Pakistan.

Today, as reported by Indian Media Indian Investigation agency that was investigating the attacks has issued clean chit to Pakistan, of not letting use its soil for Pathankot Attack. Which leads us to this conclusion that either it was an inside job or it was planned by separatists within India, seeking independence from India.

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Now question arises that will Pakistani Government take up the issue on diplomatic level and take the matter to United Nation’s Security Council (UNSC) against India to have falsely accused Pakistan of planning attacks on India or will our Government maintain the same criminal silence that it always did.

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Be informed this was not the very first time that Indian authorities had levelled baseless charges against Pakistan, to later it failed terribly to establish that it was Pakistan that backed those attacks.

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In coming future, can we expect from our Government before investigating any terrorist activity else where to have asked for ample proofs of Pakistani involvement before initiating any legal proceesings. Will our Government seek from India an official apology for defaming Pakistan. Will our Foreign Ministry Officials raise the issue of an inquiry into Samjhota Express incident in which a serving Indian Army’s Colonel Purohit was found involved and which he confessed in Indian custody that he burnt the train which had 68 Pakistanis onboard all burnt and died on spot. Will Pakistan raise the issue of Indian involvement in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwan and in Karachi.

Let us hope, Pakistan will improve its diplomacy and take up the issue of Indian state sponsored terrorism on its soil.

Amaan Tareen is a blogger, Media Strategist, Politicial Commentator and Film Maker. He tweets from: @AmaanTareen


By: Amaan Tareen

Since 5th July I am getting to see many posts on Social Media specifically discussing the Martial Law imposed by Zia Ul Haq and that too without having much information on that account which is disappointing. Meanwhile, one segment of our society was calling it 5th July a Black Day in the history of Pakistan because on this date in 1977 General Zia Ul Haq had removed then Pakistani Premiere Zulfikar Ali Bhutto over the charges for plotting assassination of his Political Rivals over difference of opinion.

Not just them but the Media kept the nation busy in debate either the decision of the Former Military Ruler Zia Ul Haq was right or not they forgot to discuss some of the martyrs of Pakistan Army including Captain Karnal Sher Khan and Havaldar Lalak Jan who got martyred on same date in 1999 during Pakistan-India War in Kargil-Dras Sector.

Karnal Sher Khan, 29 Captain  of Pakistan Army who embraced martyrdom on 5th July, 1999 fighting on Tiger Hill to reclaim the post he managed to capture from Indian Army after he defended five strategic posts at Gultary. Captain Karnal Sher Khan was very brave officer of Pakistan Army which was not only recognized in Pakistan but also in India by serving Indian Army General who not only praised Captain Karnal Sher Khan’s bravery but also recommended the Pakistani Government to acknowledge the services for Pakistan Army of Captain Karnal Sher Khan during Kargil War.

Just before he was martyred, Karnal Sher Khan was following the soldier of an enemy during which he entered the area where he was surrounded by Indian Army that had been attacking his post for the past few weeks but couldn’t manage to get its control because of Captain Karnal Sher Khan being defending it. Captain Karnal Sher Khan was asked by Indian Army Officers to surrender himself infront of them to which he refused and opted to fight till his last breathe.

After which he opened fire on them which resulted into most of them being killed.

Problem in Pakistan is that people here by making some grounds of their choice start criticizing the whole Army, ignoring their positive role in Past and Present.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who was well informed on the conflict, yet he before US Officials pretended as if he was taken into confidence by then Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf who commanding the Pakistan Army, that caused heavy casualties to Indian Forces and upon failure India asked US and World Powers to intervene and help India solve the conflict with Pakistan.

Later the conflict ended upon surrender announced by Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif after consultation with US President Bill Clinton.

By having not named the other Martyrs of Pakistan, it doesn’t mean that I/We do not remember the sacrifices of our Martyrs.

This is the real passion of our Armed Forces who do not give up under any circumstances but to defend the land of pure, Pakistan. Before you criticise any soldier, think about number of sacrifices he has made in his life and respect their choice. Salute to Pakistan Armed Forces and ISI Officers because of them, we are safe living in cozy houses living in peace because someone at the border has decided to do every bit of his just to keep his people safe. We salute you all Pakistan Army Officers and we promise not to forget your sacrifices for Pakistan and its People.

Long Live Pakistan Armed Forces, Pakistan Zindabad!
#5thJuly #KargilWar #UnsungHeroesOfPakistan #PakistanArmy #ISI #ZarbEAzb


By: Amaan Tareen

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Its extremely disturbing to see the current state of affairs in Pakistan. Country is politically unstable ever since Politically backed Independent Judiciary Movement was initiated in 2007, to serve the interest of the status quo in Pakistan. Irony is that every Political Party today, claims to have been serving Pakistan but the reality is contrary to what they say.

During last 72 hours, we felt disgusted to see insulting remarks exchanged between Political Parties not only for their Leadership but, also for their voters. International Media picking up all these headlines and portrayed Pakistan as a Country that is the 8th Nuclear Power in World with country heading towards a Civil War.

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What we always forget is that there is something more supreme than our Personal and Political Interests and that is “PAKISTAN“. Politicians are dividing the Nation in groups, with their supporters seen busy abusing each other on Media and clearly not aware of the long term consequences of this awful situation, under such circumstances sanity must prevail.

Politicians unnecessarily dragged Army in their dirty politics. Political Parties themselves are derailing the Democratic process in the Country.When things will go beyond their control, eventually Army will have to intervene, then they couldn’t blame Military for conspiring against Democracy, as then they will be ignoring their negative role.

Pakistan’s Military is closely monitoring the on-going tension in Country. At many points Military has expressed displeasure on current state affairs, as at this point when Military is busy on it’s Eastern and Western Borders fighting a war against Terrorism they seek Political Stability in Country. Pakistan’s Military can be taken as best example, where no sense of discrimination exist as they strictly follow the moto of Quaid-e-Azam;

                                              ” Unity, Faith and Discipline “

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Here, I must give credit to General (R) Pervez Musharraf for reviving Pakistaniyat through his slogan “Pakistan First” which set our priorities to the right. Pakistan need individuals which are less political, wish to do something for Nation. Under General (R) Pervez Musharraf’s Tenure, youth was less political, they were encouraged to focus on their studies and serve this land as responsible citizens. Unemployment had reduced, Government Sponsored Scholarship Programs were introduced for Best Universities in the World. Society was not polarized like it has become in last 8 years.

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What our Youth is busy in discussing on Social Media

General awareness about the core issues is very important, during Pakistan’s Independence Movement, Quaid-e-Azam encouraged youth to play their part which had no Political Motives but was purely for the greater cause.

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Today, all Political Parties have Youth whose role is limited to its Party Interest. It is not a good sight to see our Youth in countering each other by trending slogans against each other.

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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto , founder of Pakistan People’s Party was the first Politician who exploited the emotions of Pakistani Youth for his Agenda that benefited his Career for shorter period since then country has not seen stability.

Our youth has all the potential that can be transformed for the betterment of Pakistan, and also it will benefit our future Generations. This Land belongs to us and we have certain responsibilities towards it.

People mix the meaning a Politician with a Leader, though;

A politician thinks of the next election. A leader, of the next generation. – James Freeman Clarke

Politicians need to revive the values of Tolerance, sense of Pride being Pakistani National in their Youth. Positive criticism during a routine debate is good as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone’s sentiments.

Youth need to see the other side of the picture which they mostly miss, here is my take on the recent issue that made Country’s Political Conditions tensed. PTI supporters missed the card played by PPP in Sindh against MQM, over which Chairman of PTI Imran Khan issued immaturity by blaming MQM without knowing the fact that JIT report did not had MQM’s name mentioned, in fact it was based on assumptions of one of the accused personnel who himself is not really sure about it. Even, if they thought MQM was involved they could have disagreed decently without abusing each other.

With these remarks of Imran Khan things went worse at this crucial time when Nation has challenges like Terrorism, Bad Governance, Illiteracy, Famine, Health Issues, Water Shortage, Power Crisis and so on.To solve these issues. first we’ll have to become responsible Pakistanis only then things will change otherwise this Political Circus will not end anywhere.We should always put #PakistanFirst and think like Pakistanis and not as Political Workers every time.

Somewhere in all this difference of opinion we have lost something that is “Our Identity” and became a worker of PPP, PMLN, PTI, ANP, MQM or etc. We need to realize that we are Pakistanis First then anything else.

What we need to realize is that Future of Pakistan is important that the Political Elite as our fate is linked to this land only. Pakistan need Future Leaders and not Politicians, major issues in Pakistan are more administrative in nature and less Political in nature, that’s one of the reason why Military Rulers have delivered better results than the Democratic Governments in last 67 years.

I will conclude it quoting Mr. Jinnah here who said;

” Come forward as servants of Islam, organize the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody. ” – M.A.Jinnah

Amaan Tareen is a Social-Political Activist, Documentary Film Maker, Dreamer and firm believer of #PakistanFirst Ideology. He tweets from @amaantareen and can be reached on his Official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/amaantareendotcom


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By: Amaan Tareen

By now every sensible Pakistani has sensed that Democratic Forces in Pakistan have failed to address their basic living rights during their respective tenures also in last 7 years no such project was initiated that could benefit the poor and or the public in general. Today, Pakistan is again standing at a point where it was in 1999 where people are looking at Pakistan Army to come into power and rescue the Country of 180 Million that is sinking like a boat because of Corruption, Nepotism, Bad Governance, Political Instability and rapidly increasing Internal and External Threats to Pakistan’s existence.

Major Cities of Pakistan particularly Peshawar, Quetta and Karachi are at the disposal of terrorists who have firm networks established with the help of Non-state Actors who have increased their influence inside Pakistan more than before in these last 7 years.

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Militant Organizations like TTP, BLA, Sect base Militant Organizations have strengthened themselves by recruiting brainwashed young lads, using them against Pakistan Armed Forces. Formation of IS on the borders of Iraq and Syria, and Al-Qaeda South Asia based on Militants of different ethnicity are surely the next biggest threat for World Peace particularly Pakistan.

Groups like TTP, BLA and BLF that are supported by RAW, MOSSAD, CIA and NDS with their base camps mostly funded by RAW via it’s consulates being setup inside Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

PTI was the final hope for Pakistanis, that turned out to be a big disappointed because of his no clear policies on Terrorism, Economy, Health, Education and Governance and rather focusing on KPK kept itself on the roads protesting against the systematically Rigged Elections held after PPP Government completed its 5 years tenure and setup a care taker government.

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Imran Khan, who aimed to uproot the status quo from Pakistan’s Political Arena seemed helpless at the hands of Electable in PTI, who once were the part of the same status quo parties against whom Mr. Khan was fighting.

D I Khan Jail Break, APS School Attack are the main two incidents that took place under his party’s ruled province (KPK) that raised eye brows of his voters.

Under such circumstances considering Country’s Law & Order Situation, Political Instability and Increasing Influence of Takfiri Militant Organizations like IS in its surroundings, another possible war between India and Pakistan, we are left with no other option but to have Military take over the Control of Country and assign prominent Technocrats a role within certain period of time, also to setup an Independent Election Commission, do country-wide crack down on banned outfits and sectarian parties hence clearing the country from all possible threats within Pakistan and hold elections whenever they feel is the right time.

If we reflect this back to Military Coup in 1999 and all the measures taken by General (r) Pervez Musharraf, we may realize that all those decisions and policies introduced by General Musharraf and his technocrats were heading in right direction.

Strengthening Pakistan Economically was the main agenda set by Musharraf and his team, besides that he initiated projects like Bhasha Dam, Pakistan’s Nuclear Program, Defense Deals with France, Russia, China and America, Pakistan’s Foreign Policy was stronger than ever with its citizens being valued abroad, becoming a part of Economic Corridor having Iran, China, Russia and Pakistan as its main beneficiaries, launching 16706-mush-1364625706-852-640x480Gwadar Port, increasing Pakistan’s Export to European, African and Australian Markets, initiating Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project that could have benefited Pakistan in long run and address the on-going Power and Economical Problems of Pakistan.

Besides all above mentioned achievements of Musharraf Regime, life of an ordinary Pakistan was much easier than it is now, also law and order situation was stable, non-state actors and their networks were being shut in the country. People seemed lost comparing Musharraf’s Rule with the promises of Democrats that never got fulfilled.

Eventually, General Raheel Sharif is left with only two options, one to setup a Technocratic Government led by General (r) Pervez Musharraf, assigning him with the best team of technocrats with proved track record and second option is to remove this government and take over the state affairs and hand over them to Pakistan Military.

To sum up, Pakistani Nation is in standing in the same point like it was in 1999 with no other option than Electing General Musharraf with the Team of Young, Energetic and Dynamic Technocrats or to ask Army to take over and impose Martial Law which surely is not a permanent solution to the problems but would at least save the existence of Pakistan that is far more important than the system (democracy) that has always failed to resolve people’s issues.

Now Pakistanis have to decide, either they want to have the system that never solves their issues or they want to have dedicated team that is not a part of the system but can solve their many issues. Whoever be in power will surely have great challenges ahead of him and will need minimum 5 years in bringing things back to normal and surely 10 years to bring back Pakistan on the path where there will be Peace, Prosperity, Better Governance and Credibility in International Community.

Amaan Tareen is a Social-Political Activist, Documentary Film Maker, A Thinker and a Doer. He tweets from @amaantareen and can be reached on his Official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/amaantareendotcom


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by: Amaan Tareen

Recently events in Pakistan have unveiled the direction of where the country is heading to, the atmosphere of uncertainty is now at the Government’s end as different factions have decided to send the government to pavilion. Military started the Operation Zarb E Azb to eliminate terrorism aiming that there will be no Militant Group left behind in the Country. As Army began targeting  the Militant Hideouts in North Waziristan, some Political Parties are welcoming and some are mourning over it, showing displeasure over the on-going Military Operation as usual.

Imran Khan’s Political Career:

Imran Khan’s Politics has no future ever since the Military Operation in NW has started, Imran Khan’s Cousins (TTP) are in trouble as his mass confusion campaign against Army & in support of Taliban will end with the end of this Operation, also his pack of lies he spread will be exposed soon.

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Now he has started a new drama of threatening the Govt that if his demands will not be met so he will come out on streets against the rigging in Elections 2013, if he is that serious about protesting against the rigging then at first place he along with his MNA’s should resign from All Provincial & National Assemblies and then talk.(Which he dont want to, afterall who loves to give up on VIP Culture)

He thinks he is smart? No he is not. Nation will not let him fool them this time. As they have decided not to trust the man, who does not have any moral value, has no practical approach, talks rubbish, commits and then backs out.

14 August March in Islamabad:

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Now let’s come to the point that what Imran Khan is planning for 14th August, 2014?

He knows that every Pakistani comes out on streets on 14th August to celebrate Independence Day, now Khan Sb wants to take advantage of this situation and is planing to own all those people out there as his PTI Worker protesting against the rigging just to give an impression that he has street power, in reality no body gives jack to what he thinks or say.

 

A large chunk of his supporters are still unsure about Khan’s call for Long March on 14th August, 2014 as they believe, their leader is confused about his motives, so are they!

How Khan wants to benefit from Grand Alliance?

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He knows that momentum paced up against the PMLN Govt by Sunni Ittehad Council, Faisal Raza Abidi, MWM, TUQ, PMLQ and Sheikh Rasheed over the past years is going to be decisive this time, so finally Mr. Khan has also decided to come out on streets following the trend and seeing the prospects of the sitting Government to go home.

Khan’s Notion correlates to what we normally say in urdu ;

Ungli Katwa Kar Shaheedoun Mein Naam Likhwana

What it has for General (R) Pervez Musharraf?

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President Musharraf is  probably the only man who  stands tall today, as whatever  he did during his tenure  turned out to be right and time  has proved that all the pack of  lies that Imran Khan spread  against him had no truth in  them. General Musharraf who  returned to Pakistan last year  in March and faced the biased  Judiciary, Politically  Motivated Cases against him is  all set to get free as time has  proven all the allegations  leveled against him were  fabricated by his rivals, to  malign his image publicly. He  will come out clean from all  these Courts as he all his  actions were taken in favor of  the state.

I will be out on 13th  August to  save Pakistan  but not  to help  anyone  accomplish his  Political Motive InshahAllah!

 

Message for the readers is, support the State, it’s Interests and not any Individual and his Interests. Get united for the future of Pakistan and not for the future of any Political Party. Future of Pakistan is bright only if people realize that state need their loyalty  not individuals. Join hands with each other and hope that “It’s the Final Count Down” for this corrupt regime.

Pakistaniyat Zindabad, Pakistan Paindabad!


Despite all of the contrary belief, Egypt is certainly under deep trouble. We have seen a very aggressive campaign of the Army against the civilian leadership in the past few days, and it begs the question, why after so much trouble go back to square one?

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It’s much like the monopoly game where if a player lands the wrong turn, he/she ends up in jail or goes back to square one. This subtle game of destruction of Muslim nation states has gone much farther than one would anticipate and not only has it engulfed the entire region, it has also pulled Pakistan into the mix as well.

We now turn our attention towards the sequence of events following the revolution in Egypt which led to the downfall of Hosni Mubarak in 2010/2011 period. We saw a sea of people converging on the Tahrir Square to protest and eradicate the 30 year long rule of Hosni Mubarak who was determined not to let go. After a fierce struggle, seemingly, the people of Egypt triumph and Hosni is dethroned.

After which another sequence of events led to a fierce struggle of the people and the Egyptian army to ‘elect’ their leader this time around. Elections were held several months later, and a new face emerged victorious: Dr. Mohammad Morsi, a seemingly fine gentleman wearing square shaped glasses and a big chin. However, under the circumstances of borrowed loans from IMF and other money lending entities, Egypt yet again faces huge amount of turmoil, and a failed government now seems extremely incompetent to handle the everyday challenges in the lives of ordinary Egyptians.

After another ‘fierce’ struggle, the president is dethroned yet again! But this time it is not the people who did it, it was the Egyptian army. And so, not only is the democratic process most indefinitely held out, the Egyptian army now has gone down the road of the Yugoslavian army: fighting its own people, and if anyone can clearly remember what happened to a country like Yugoslavia, surely they can put the pieces together and come to a logical conclusion of what will happen in an event this tussle escalates.

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In this event, not only will Egypt be prone to outside invasion, it will be severely weakened as well; inviting an all-out buffet for the Israeli leadership to take charge of the country.

Now let’s look at it in another perspective: Pakistan. The Pakistani military still is holding its ground very well, and under all circumstances and predictions has emerged victorious gloriously by pushing back the insurgency in its western territory and dispelling the “bad image” campaign which sought to malign the Pakistan Army and raise questions on the authenticity of its fight of whether or not they are “fighting their own people?”

Through understanding and delegation, assessing their situation and analyzing the threats correctly, Pakistan Army launched a massive counter-attack which not only baffled the Armies of the world, but also utterly disfigured the resolve of the TTP.

From the lessons of Egypt, Pakistan army has several options available, though the situation in both the countries appears to be very, very similar to each other: Pakistan has an incompetent failed government which has failed to punish the terrorists, but has instead engaged in a tussle against the Army, and the people of Pakistan are despairing yet again. The following scenarios can be played out:

1)      Pakistan army goes the path of the Yugoslavian army, takes over the government, ousts all power from the civilian set up and completely disintegrates the state by engaging in civil war: a very unlikely scenario but nonetheless something those who would like to see Pakistan balkanized would most certainly entertain themselves to.

2)      Pakistan army chooses not to engage themselves in this matter and let the incompetent government handle things; which it most certainly will not (under any situation or circumstances).

3)      Pakistan army chooses to act through deliberation and takes over the government, keeps the power within the civil set up and brings in caretaker government which would be allowed to stabilize the country for no more than 2 years until a reliable government can be formed.

The third is the most likely scenario to be played out under the current circumstances but even then, one cannot fully give an accurate detailed account of which scenario is the most likely to be played out.

However, Pakistan army would be wise enough to learn from Egypt and refrain from any unnecessary bloodshed and discourse of violence and they can do this by engaging with the civilian leadership: Non-Politicized Youth of Pakistan.