Archive for the ‘Terrorism’ Category


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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.

Indian Media’s report on Pathankot Attack

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

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Generals

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.


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October 31, 2010

A lot of people after reading this may assume as If I am projecting something against my own society and this may cause damage to our image Globally but I think this is a need of time that we need to correct ourselves as it’s a “ Do or Die “ situation for us. The root cause of all our major problems in Pakistan are self made sociocultural values and all these aspects of human life are intermingled ,deficient of all these we are not worthy to be called a nation, but just a group of people occupying some land.

Today after looking at most of the problems in our society I feel that we are not heading towards the moral values, vision of the Perfect Society that we had 1400 years ago. We are in a state of confusion, are we suffering from intellectual repression? As a nation we are morally dead and this is the bitter truth, the worse that can happen to any nation. We have always forgotten the lessons taught to us by the history, we posses capability to rediscover our Patriotism to rebuild a Nation.

We have become a chronic complainer and an aggressive critic of the rampant corruption in the bureaucracy, unclear foreign policy, bribery and government inefficiency. But how about us? Are we morally upright? We also have the same weakness and the same petty quarrels that existed between our leaders. After the gruesome and barbaric Sialkot incident, I deduced that we have no the right to criticize the evil in the government, because we just watched, while these people freely committing a crime in a maniacal and monstrous way, there are hundreds of people who are loosing their lives in Pakistan but we seem less bothered about them.  A Muslim by Religion is killing his fellow Muslim Brother/Sister and we are doing nothing except acting as a silent Spectator of all these events that happening right in front of our eyes. There is no doubt that we love to criticize Western Nations for their grieve violation of Human rights and yet we could not even make a stand nor we could show sympathy at least to those who were victimized. We all have suffered a moral decay. We have remained stagnant, we cease to signify as the masses that could break the past and challenge the establishment, rebuilding the society, acting rather than talking.

We want good politicians but we do not have a right political culture the political structure of dictatorship have not been completely transformed and even if we are aware of all these facts, we always voted for the wrong choice,  without knowing the true essence and power of our right of suffrage, but voted for them because we felt that that was a right choice to be made. We criticize our Armed Forces but still we want them to save us from our enemies, we want them to come in power and save us from the corrupt politicians but as soon as they leave, we branded them traitors or dictators. We want honest people to come forward but we always fail because we do not have a strong and credible political system that can bring good people to the front, or we do not know how to identify their existence. We want someone to take the lead but again we have a ridiculous credibility issues, and highest level of mistrust, or we try to find some controversy related to them we always have a “crab mentality”. So, we can pull them down and preventing them to perform their duty of serving the people.

We need change but first it should come from within us. We have to be faithful to our historical aspirations and experience, rooted as it were, in our realistic demands; we are in many ways and under changing circumstances, still waging a struggle for change. But Always remember that;

To bring the change you have to change FIRST!

We want our rights, but we fail to identify what those rights are. We often make complaints about the issues but we never try to figure out the actual reasons behind such issues. We want revolution in the country but we do not realize that

“ The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall ” – Che Guevara 

We cease to abide within the precept of Islam the way the Prophet (P.B.U.H) admonished us. All of these chaos and miseries will not end as long as we do not remain faithful. I believe that Allah has already given us the direction; it’s only up to us to articulate our faith and follow that direction. If you have no idea on how to overcome all this, then read the Quran thoroughly to understand the purpose for the creation of Pakistan , only then you will come to know why we came into being and why  despite all the hardship and torments we are still safe, The lyrics of our National Anthem also reverberates that purpose.

We emerged as a nation under the great leadership of Quaid-e-Azam; we were conceived from the mind of Allama Muhammad Iqbal a great philosopher of the east. Today, we have our own leaders to whom we like and to whom we are ready to defend but not those who helped us get liberated from the Dark Rule of Great Britain and Indians, we are always up for responding to any allegation on our Favorite Politician just because we like them and we defame others to whom we don’t like. I see a lot of people have forgotten about their greatness and that is why we let every Pakistani Politician play with the Name and Vision of The Great Quaid and Iqbal. Few years have passed PPP Co-Chairman and President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari called Quaid-e-Azam a Non-Graduate” what happened to our national aspiration then? Where our National Integrity and Possessive Attitude go when such radicalizing statements comes out from the people who have no public standing? Why do we only protest and react when a Politician of our choice gets radicalized? Just because we like them? And we agree to what he says no matter he is right or wrong but we opt to defend him, why? Because from the core, we ourselves are equally corrupt, we may go out of the way to defend the Politician we like but not to those who laid the Foundations of this Land and made a Nation before putting any demands? At such instances where goes our Historical, Political and Cultural Awareness?

We should have demanded President Zardari to apologize for using inappropriate words for the founder of the Nation, but we didn’t neither did any of us came out on road. All this doesn’t end here as we do not dare to stop it when that should be and later keep regretting for not doing what we were supposed to do. We always forget that the Nations that forget their real heroes will cease to exist for long. We all should be vigilant in every circumstances that compel, confused aggravate or twist our heroes character or open them to dangerous and self-serving opportunists. There are necessary evils, some done deliberately but with regret, sometimes without. But there are also plain betrayals for selfish ends which are not only unforgettable but unforgivable. We have to take charge of our destiny to free ourselves from the clout of Imperialism and from all the vestiges of oppressions and to take pride in our historical heritage. One does not need to be wealthy and highly educated to identify with the change that we want to achieve. We are all in these together. Together we can act different possibilities, a consolidated power in re-establishing our identity of being Pakistani and to participate in rebuilding our beloved Nation. A Nation, moving forward, armed with Faith, posses Discipline and equipped with Unity! Pakistan Zindabad!

Closing Remarks:

Before you finish reading this, I would like to make one thing clear that this piece of writing is my personal opinion on different on-going matters; my intentions are not to demoralize anyone or deliberately target any segment of the society. The sole purpose of sharing this write up with you all is to share my view and to get some intellectual feedback from you all. The image used represents the “CHUNK” of Pakistani society that has become dead from inside that no one and nothing can wake them up from this deadly sleep of insensitivity. This is my little effort as an individual, as a media person, as a proud Pakistani to at least try and make a difference. I will continue writing more and more and will continue doing work that I believe can bring the real Change in us First and then in our Society. Long Live PAKISTAN !!!



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Twenty-five percent of Americans that start high school do not graduate. Entering the workforce without a high school diploma means an unemployment rate three-and-a-half times the rate of those with a college degree. And for those who do find full-time work, they on average earn less than half of what a college graduate makes each year.

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Thirty percent of high school graduates do not go on to college right after graduation. In the workforce, a high school graduate earns on average more than someone without a diploma, but still only 60 percent of what a college graduate makes each year.

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Forty-three percent of students who start college will not graduate in 6 years. Women graduate at a six-percent-higher rate than men within six years, and outnumber men in higher education by a ratio of 3-to-2.

How does this compare with other countries? In 2008, the U.S. high school graduation rate was lower than the rates of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Finland and Denmark. That same year, the U.S. was the only developed nation where a higher percent of 55- to 64-year-olds than 25- to 34-year-olds had graduated from high school.

What about college? The U.S. once led the world in college graduates. As an example of this, Americans age 55-to-64 still lead their peers in other nations in the portion with college degrees (41 percent). But this number has flat-lined for Americans. In 2008, the same percentage of Americans age 25-to-34 and age 55-to-64 were college graduates.

Meanwhile, other nations have caught up, and some have pulled ahead. Among this younger age group, 25- to 34-year-olds, all of the following nations now have a larger percent of college graduates than the U.S.: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

This Sunday at 8pm ET, Fareed Zakaria will explore what the U.S. education system needs to do to compete in today’s world in a special edition of CNN GPS called “Restoring the America Dream: Fixing Education.”

Sources:
Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Sept. 2011
Education at a Glance 2011. OECD
The Condition of Education 2011. Department of Education


For 50 years Hakim Mohammad Said and his small family used the washroom in the veranda of their modest but large house. He hardly ever spent money on the pre-partition building’s renovation – not that he had a liking for the old architecture. The progressive man simply thought such work would be a wasteful expenditure.
“Oh! So you have got the money to buy new furniture. Please, donate it to the Hamdard Foundation, we need it more there,” reminisced Sadia Rashid, his only daughter, about a conversation she had on the matter with her father.

“Hakim saheb would have been really angry if he were alive and saw the changes we have made in the house to give it a modern look,” she told The Express Tribune as she pointed to their new attached bathrooms, built by extending the rooms. But many things have not changed. The old wooden windows with high-up vents are still intact.
Born on January 9, 1920, in Delhi, Hakim Said was brought up in a traditional household. He learned Arabic, Persian, Urdu, English and studied the Holy Quran. As his forefathers had been associated with the herbal medicine business, he decided to take this treatment to new heights.

He moved to Pakistan in 1948 with his wife and daughter. They rented a room for Rs12 a month where he started the practice of Tibb. “Now I realise that he was a disciplined man. Probably that is why he was so strict,” Sadia mused.

As the only daughter and accustomed to a better lifestyle in India, Sadia took some time to adjust. “I remember the first day of school. I was being choosy about the clothes and screamed. Hakim saheb was reading the newspaper and said loudly, ‘What is [going on] here?’ I guess that was the day when being picky about clothes became least important to me.”

Hakim Said was a devout Muslim who would get up in middle of the night to offer prayers. He would recite the Quran and fast whenever he could. Yet, he did not impose his beliefs on others. “We used to go to all sort of parties, even those where alcohol was served,” she recalled, adding that her father thought it was a person’s own responsibility to refine their character.

Money was something about which Hakim Said was especially particular. Even when Sadia started accompanying him on foreign trips, he never let her buy clothes there. “I used to buy books. Brought back whole suitcases filled with [them]. But that was it. Shopping for all the other things was prohibited.”

“A white sherwani and kurta were his trademark attire. I don’t know why he used to wear the same clothes. But once he told me that it helped save time as there was no need to make a choice.”

Even when he became the governor of Sindh in 1993, Hakim Said did not move into the state residence. “He was entertaining patients even then. Most of the day, he was busy and sat with the family only at dinner.”

After practising Tibb for a few years, Hakim Said set up Hamdard Dawakhana and started manufacturing herbal medicines. Soon he converted it into a trust, sending the profits to philanthropic work. Hakim Said also taught Sadia the importance of keeping a record of the money being spent, something that helps her today as she heads the multi-billion rupee Hamdard Foundation. One of his greatest achievements was having Eastern medicine recognised at the UN as an alternate way of treating illnesses. He set up a college, which offered degrees in herbal medicine. When health minister General Burki of the Field Marshal Ayub Khan regime tried to ban Eastern medicine, Hakim Said took the protest to the people, recalls Masood Ahmed Barkati, the long time editor of Urdu-language Naunehal children’s magazine of the Hamdard Foundation.

“General Burki used to say that eastern medicine and homeopathy were quackery,” he said. “Hakim Said started writing in the newspapers, organised conferences and lobbied hard. Ultimately, Ayub Khan had to pass a law legalising eastern medicine.”

Barkati said that Hakeen Said paid especial attention to Naunehal, reading every draft before publication. “He used to say that today’s children will be tomorrow’s leaders.”

Hakeem Said was fond of Urdu poets and concerned about their financial woes. “Literary figures like Ahmed Chugtai, Ahmed Hamdani, Qamar Hashmi, Nazeer Siddiqui and Qayum Rahi all worked for Hamdard publications at one time or another. He used to hire every educated person.”

Barkati said that Hakim Said did not accumulate wealth. “He did not buy any property. He was always busy trying to find right the professionals for Hamdard University.”

Sadia started working for her father in 1981. “If you want a stake in Hamdard, then work for it,” she recalled him as saying. “I use to sit with three other girls at a small desk. Then gradually, I moved on to learn other things and was made executive coordinator.”

Sadia lost her father on October 17 in 1998 when he was shot at Arambagh Road. “He was wearing the same white clothes, had a tasbeeh in his hand and some books.” He died as he had lived

Article Source : Express Tribune

Closing Notes:

Sometimes I feel sorry for my Nation that produced real heroes and these heroes have no recognition or respect ” They come and they Go ” and nobody in Pakistan cares for them and their commendable work for Pakistan. Recently, when Steve Jobs DIED, I saw people literally crying their heart out over his death like babies do. Are we so MORALLY dead or why are we turning into a WANNABEEISH Crowd that follows a trend/culture/life style that is not their and belongs to WEST. Can we even pay a single tribute to such men who
did outstanding work for billions of human and we only feel sorrow on the death of someone who just improved communication so we can grab our I-Phones and show them to our friends, THATS IT?

Did we ever tried to find out how Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah died, who killed Nawabzada Liaqat Ali Khan (Shaheed-e-Millat), why we lost the war in 1971, Why East Pakistan became Bangladesh, Why Kashmir is still occupied by Indian Forces, Why we had to defend Russian Forces in Afghanistan (What was their objective of their war with Afghanistan), Why there is no accountability to all those men who are harming the sovereignty of Pakistan/ breaking the Constitution of Pakistan. All what we know is ” STEVE JOBS R.I.P “, just because this is how we see WEST paying tribute to their heroes.

Last but not least, I came across this song that portrays exactly where we stand today as a Nation and reflects the “Beyghairat Attitude ” of ours and least concern towards our own Problems.

Today I feel shame calling my self a ” Pakistani ” no doubt we are turning into a ” Beyghairat Brigade “. In the end I would like to say ” Pakistan ka Khuda hee Hafiz hai ”

Pakistan Zindabad !