” Moral Corruption in TODAY’s Pakistani Society ”


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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 !!!

How U.S. graduation rates compare with the rest of the world



Education that help Nations grow


25%

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.

30%

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.

43%

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

Our Real JOBS


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 !

India using Afghan soil for attacks in Balochistan: IG Frontier Corps


QUETTA: Inspector General (IG) Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan Major General Obaidullah Khattak on Friday alleged that India was using Afghan territory to carry out terrorist attacks in Balochistan.
Talking to journalists at the FC headquarters in Quetta, Khattak said there was evidence that Afghanistan was being used against Pakistan.
He urged NATO and ISAF forces to control militants using Afghan soil for launching terror attacks in Balochistan.

Meanwhile, Khattak credited FC for maintaining peace in Quetta and said unity was the only way to cope with internal and external threats adding that suggestions were given to the Balochistan government to deweaponise Quetta.

Earlier Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani on Thursday had issued a warning to Afghanistan to stop cross-border activities in Pakistan.

Addressing a Pak-Saudi joint military exercise programme in Mangla, Kayani asserted that no such activities would be tolerated and that Pakistan “possesses the capability to respond to any situation”.
(Read: Counter-terrorism: General Kayani warns Afghanistan against cross border activities)

Pakistan’s Former President Pervez Musharraf had also charged that arch-rival India seeks to “create an anti-Pakistan Afghanistan” as part of a bid to dominate South Asia politically and economically.
Musharraf said Afghanistan sends its Intelligence Staff, Diplomats and Soldiers to India where they are “indoctrinated against Pakistan,” something he said India must stop and the United States (US) should be concerned about.

“In Afghanistan, there is some kind of a proxy conflict going on between Pakistan and India,” Musharraf told a leadership forum sponsored by the Atlantic media corporation.

“India is trying to create an anti-Pakistan Afghanistan.”

Khattak says there are evidences that Afghanistan soil is being used against Pakistan by India

The (in)visible in Indian Terrorism


Indian Muslims are often accused of terrorist links, but in many cases it is Muslims themselves who are terrorised.

”]According to the Indian government and media, many Muslim groups have recently been involved in terrorism. Of these, three stand out: Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), formed in 1976 and banned soon after 9/11 for fomenting “communal disharmony” and “sedition”; Deccan Mujahideen (DM), an outfit which shot to prominence by claiming responsibility for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack; and Indian Mujahideen (IM), a group believed to have been formed after 2001. These groups have been charged with killing hundreds of people. The latest attack came on July 13, when 20 people were killed in a series of bombings in Mumbai.

Shortly after the attack, the police said that IM and SIMI were behind the blasts. A nationwide hunt followed. According to Rakesh Maria, Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Chief, expert teams fanned out to seven states. Officers from the National Intelligence Agency, formed after the 2008 Mumbai attacks to fight terrorism, raided the houses of two IM suspects in Ranchi, capital of Jharkhand state.

In Indian political discourse, outfits like SIMI, DM and IM appear as a threat to India’s stability and its global rise. While some depict them as domestic groups, others portray them as working in alliance with outfits from Pakistan. It is thus believed that IM was floated by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a militant group formed in 1990 in Afghanistan and active in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. Most accounts of these outfits are, however, inconsistent and even contradictory.

By analysing the Mumbai attack and the alleged involvement of IM and SIMI, I make three arguments. First, since the media and the security agencies have a close and uncritical relationship, we should have a healthy doubt about the accuracy of their information, and refrain from immediately pointing fingers at one Muslim group or another. Despite the fact that barely anyone adequately knows what IM is and how it came about, after the July attack several Muslims were arrested as terrorists.

Second, because Muslims are blamed, arrested, tortured, and killed (by the police) after each terror attack, with little or no evidence, such measures might end up creating the danger the Indian state claims to fight.

Third, I contend that the Indian media’s role in “reporting” terrorism is prejudiced.

What is Indian Mujahideen?

After the blast, the police arrested many people from Mumbai’s “sensitive” (read Muslim) neighbourhoods, a practice the residents of such neighbourhoods have grown accustomed to in the last decade. One suspect, Faiz Usmani, died in police custody. The police claimed that his death was caused by “hypertension”; his family believes that he was tortured. Usmani was the brother of Afzal Usmani, in jail for his alleged involvement in the 2008 Ahmadabad blast. Both brothers are reported to be IM members.

Riaz Bhatkal, described as India’s “most wanted terrorist”, is regarded as IM’s founder. He became close with SIMI in the early 1990s when it began to radicalise. Born in 1976, Bhatkal went to an English-medium school and later studied engineering at a Mumbai college. But beyond that, much of IM’s history remains unclear. It’s not even known whether Bhatkal is alive or dead. After the July 13 blast, the ATS attempted to nab him. This is surprising, because early this year the media reported that Bhatkal was killed in Karachi by Chhota Rajan, Mumbai’s underworld don.

The media provides differing accounts of IM’s formation and, in fact, is sometimes inconsistent even within a single version. For example, Animesh Roul, the director of the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict in Delhi, claimed that IM was “conceived at a terrorist conclave attended by top leaders of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami (HuJI) in Pakistani-administered Kashmir in May 2008”. He did not find it contradictory when in the next paragraph he wrote, “IM came into the open for the first time in November 2007”. In Asian Policy, Christine Fair indicated two dates of its formation: 2001 and an ambiguous date of “much later”. According to The Times of India, IM was formed in 2005. To Namrata Goswami of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis in Delhi, “key SIMI members …started supporting the idea of the formation of the IM as early as December 2007”.

IM first hit the headlines after a series of explosions in November 2007. In an email to the media and police, IM claimed responsibility for the blasts. As the email explained, the aim of those attacks was to protest against “the pathetic conditions of Muslims in India that idol worshippers can kill our brothers, sisters, children and outrage dignity of our sisters at any place and at any time and we can’t resist them”. Then, in 2008, minutes before the blasts in Ahmadabad, IM sent an email (entitled “The Rise of Jihad, Revenge of Gujarat”) to the media saying: “We hereby declare an ultimatum to all the state governments of India … to stop harassing the Muslims and keep a check on their killing, expulsion, and encounters.”

The messages are a sign that IM’s aim is to protest against and avenge the killings and humiliation of Muslims at the hands of Hindu nationalists and the state administration. The destruction of the Babri mosque by Hindu nationalists in 1992 is important to IM’s ideological repertoire – hence its description by the media and the terrorism experts as a “home-grown”, “domestic” terror outfit. Since the media regard the Babri mosque as a domestic issue (unlike Kashmir, which is international) and the IM invokes the Babri mosque to rationalise its attacks, the IM is thus considered a domestic outfit.

However, many Indian security experts hold that IM is a tool of Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) used to destabilise India. In these accounts, IM is a means to advance ISI’s agenda of destabilising India and at the same time to exonerate Pakistan of any allegations made by India and the West of promoting terrorism. The logic of the security experts is that the word “Indian” in IM points to India’s domestic groups, rather than Pakistani groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, through which the ISI has been operating in Kashmir. On the other hand, experts like B Raman allege that IM and SIMI’s reach extends beyond South Asia, characterising the groups as a part of a global network of Islamic radicals without furnishing adequate evidence.

India’s Guantanamo Bays

The media invariably base their stories on the sources of the state. An apt example is Praveen Swami, a terrorism expert cited by everyone writing about the IM. Swami is to print media what Arnab Goswami (of Times Now) is to Indian TV: Their views are rabidly nationalist, some might even say Islamophobic. Swami reproduces the police version (e.g. see his writings in CTC Sentinel, May 2010; The Hindu, Edit-Page, March 22, 2010; and Frontline, June 2-15, 2007) without giving the other side of the story, namely: the viewpoints of the alleged terrorists, their family members, or the Muslim community. It is well-known that the Indian police are biased against Muslims and have been complicit in killing them, as was evident in the state-mediated 2002 Gujarat violence, in which 1,000 Muslims were killed.

Given that the Indian media is uninterested in reporting “facts” and multiple views, can an anthropologist like me make sense of the mediatised world of terrorism? Thomas Eriksen holds that a concept like globalisation has “no meaning to an anthropologist unless it can be studied through actual persons, their relationship to each other and to a larger surrounding world”. I thus agree with Peter Van der Veer that “behind the growing visibility [of media] is a growing invisibility”.

What is rarely visible in the Indian media, however, are the brutal, illegal methods used against suspected terrorists: torture cells, illegal detention, unlawful killings in “police encounters”; elimination of evidence against the illegal actions of the law-enforcing agencies; and rampant harassment of Muslims. In July 2009, The Week reported on the existence of at least 15 secret torture chambers meant to extract information from the detainees. The methods to extract information include attaching electrodes to a detainee’s genitals as well as the use of pethidine injections. To quote The Week, these chambers are “our own little Guantanamo Bays or Gitmos”, which a top policeman called “precious assets”.

In May 2008, a Muslim boy aged 14 was abducted by the Gujarat police. He was dragged to the police car at gunpoint and taken to a detention centre where he was tortured. He returned home ten days later when the court ordered his release following his mother’s petition. The police subsequently threatened the boy’s family with dire consequences if they pursued the case in court. The police harassment becomes even more acute in light of the fact that most lawyers often hesitate to take up the cases of “terrorists”. As a disempowered community – as the government-appointed Sachar Committee report (of 2006) minutely demonstrates – Muslims themselves don’t have adequate and qualified lawyers to pursue such cases. Muslims’ marginalisation thus renders their voice invisible in the media too.

It is believed that after SIMI was banned, soon after 9/11, its radical members formed IM. During my fieldwork (2001-2004) on Jamaat-e-Islami and SIMI I did not hear anything about IM. SIMI activists and other Muslims I met felt terrorised themselves. It is worth noting that since 2001 far more people have been arrested as “SIMI terrorists” than the actual number of SIMI members, which in 1996 was 413 (when founded in 1976, SIMI’s members numbered 132). Until today, the Indian government has still not legally proved its rationale for banning SIMI.

The story untold

In the fight against terrorism, evidence and the rule of law are subservient to prejudice. As of this writing, the Indian government has not yet tracked the perpetrators of the July 13 attack. However, only two days after the attack, Subramanian Swamy, a prominent politician and former minister (with a doctorate from Harvard University) wrote an article called “How to Wipe Out Islamic Terror”. Without any evidence, he blamed Muslims for the attack, in the same way that The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Sun suspected Muslim involvement in the Norway shooting nine days later.

What Swamy did is standard practice in Indian media. In September 2006, a blast killed 35 people at a Muslim graveyard in Malegaon (in the state of Karnataka). The media blamed Muslims. Likewise, in 2007, after a blast killed 10 Muslims praying in Hyderabad’s Mecca mosque, Praveen Swami freely wrote about the Muslim terrorists he believed caused it and about what he perceived to be the “Islamist threat to India’s cities”. However, investigations later showed that Hindu nationalists carried out the Malegaon and Mecca mosque terror attacks.

Returning to Subramanian Swamy, Swamy wrote: “We need a collective mindset as Hindus to stand against the Islamic terrorist. The Muslims of India can join us if they genuinely feel for the Hindus. That they do I will not believe unless they acknowledge with pride that though they may be Muslims, their ancestors were Hindus”. Those refusing to acknowledge this, Swamy advocated, “should not have voting rights”. He proposed declaring India “a Hindu Rashtra [state]”.

Stories of Muslim terrorists abound in both the Indian and Western media. Since the July 13, 2011 Mumbai bombings, vitriolic pieces like Subramanian Swamy’s have appeared frequently in the media. These pieces subtly influence the analyses of many liberal intellectuals.

By contrast, stories portraying Muslims as the terrorised remain fairly sparse. One wonders if, and how, such stories will be told.

Irfan Ahmad is a political anthropologist and a lecturer at Monash University, Australia and author of Islamism and Democracy in India: The Transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami (Princeton University Press, 2009) which was short-listed for the 2011 International Convention of Asian Scholars Book Prize for the best study in the field of Social Sciences.


The views expressed in the article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent Al Jazeera’s editorial policy.

Source : Al Jazeera English

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/09/2011912104910716820.html

It’s LATE but never too LATE to get Education !!


” Education is the basis for any society to stand out from the rest! This old man has set an example for all of us..! We must struggle hard to acquires knowledge, no matter what comes our way! Education and knowledge is the foundation of prosperity! miracles can happen if we unite under a strong education system. ” – Team Citizen Awareness Program

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Inquilaab – The Revolution


Pakistani Nation that gathers for Jalsas and Dharnas but not for Revolution

Tum kya Inquilaab Inquilaab kartay ho
Inquilaab se he tau tum dartay ho !

Jahalat pe datay rehtay ho,
Kyun nahi apne aap ko durust karte ho

Kabhi Kisi ka bhala kiya tumne,
jo dosre se bhalayi ki umeed rakhtay ho?

Mayussi mein jakray rehtay ho,
Kabhi mayuusi ko dour karne ka irada bhe kartay ho?

Mohsino ko ahsaan faramosh kardetay ho,
syed mohammad ki azmat ko salaam bhe kartay ho?

Har kisi ko bura bhala kehtay ho,
kya apna giribaan pe bhe nazar rakhtay ho?

Buraya tau tum sar-e-aam kartay ho,
Kya khuda se bhe dartay ho ?

Agar nahi hain in sub ka khayal,
Tau tum kya inquilaab inquilaab kartay ho

Composed & Written by:
 Amaan Tareen

 

Sign Off Note:

Revolution would come ONLY if we all will realize our INDIVIDUAL responsibility as Responsible Citizens of Pakistan ” – Amaan Tareen.

Che Guerreros of ” Text Messages & Facebook ”


 Everyday I get up, I  see alot of text  messages in  my  mobile inbox, which I hardly get time to read, I  hardly get time to  inform my family  about where I am and  when I will be going  back to home and I  wonder how much  time does these people  have, so that they  spend so much time in  writing these  long text  messages that have no  impact on people who  unfortunately read  them. Most of  them  are against the    government and their    policies, the system,    establishment,  Americans, Zionist Agenda and  what not  but these  critics can  only send  or forward  the text  messages that they  receive from some  source, without any  confirmation they  forward these  messages to thousands  of their friends.

Last morning I saw this message,

Mr.10% has assets over 2.5 trillion US$ in his Swiss Accounts, Wake Up Pakistan and fight against these corrupt Politicians, let’s protest against them and forward this message to as many people as you may know, everyone should know the reality.

Worse thing about these messages is the fact that they all are full of emotions and no practical solution, these sort of messages force increase frustration but again you need someone to guide you and you do not find one, hence disappointment.

Same year I started a campaign against when American Spy Raymond Davis who was freed and let go by Pakistani Authorities, I called upon each and every single person I knew to come and join all those who were out there protesting against that unfair trial and only 15 people showed up. The thing that I do not understand that if only putting the blame on authorities is just something that we know then why don’t we try start doing something on our own or help those who are already doing something.

I agree one way or the other the blame goes on the Authorities, but have we ever tried to evaluate ourselves and do we realize what is our responsibility being a citizen of Pakistan. Why don’t we try to do something on our own. I am among those people who forward these messages and update statuses on my Facebook and also keep a track on each one of these people and also observe the general behaviour of these Che Guerreros but when it comes on doing something practical, I do not sit back home, while these Che Guerreros are sitting in their rooms or partying outside. I do whatever I can do but how long this ” One Man Show ” will go on? Is it only responsibility of people like Imran Khan to come forward and activate these sleepy sheeps or are they ever going to get up from their peaceful sleep?

Are we ever going to become torch bearers of Pakistan’s Future or we will expect the same Politicians to hold the power corridors and play musical chair that I see happening in my opinion over three decades now.

Now is the time that people like Imran Khan expect same people to come forward and start awaking these people and politically correct them if they are not well awared of or someone will have to spoon feed them again like a 1 year old baby. The best they can do is to aware the people around them and if they think they are filled up with filth in their minds so they better keep themselves inside the cage of hopelessness(their head), and at least do not discourage those who are at least doing something.

They blame Army, they blame Intelligence, they think Imran Khan is one man show, they think Pervez Musharraf was a jack ass, they think Army has ruined the future of Pakistan, they post anti-state statuses on their face books, they post links that are written by some stupid journalists that have certain agenda in their hands to perform and make their opinion on such baseless crap, they have no understanding about the propaganda campaign that is going against Pakistan,it’s Army, Intelligence & Nuclear Program they are ignorant towards the misery that their ” Political Jokers ” have brought to this Country whose “D” they hold in their hands in the name of so-called ” Democracy in Pakistan “.

If Democracy is what they want in Pakistan then it should be implemented with all it’s constituents or else they better shall stop singing  rap song of ” We want Democracy in Pakistan ” and stop behaving like  ” Jack Asses “.

Sometimes I see a clear contradiction in their actions and words when it comes to propose some practical solution in taking out Pakistan from current State of Chaos.

When you start debating with them, their reaction is quite obvious, they will start abusing Military Rulers without knowing the fact that all the infrastructure of Pakistan was made by all these Military rulers, which has been eaten up by their nominated Democrats.

Last but not least, if you cannot encourage someone from doing good, so at least do not discourage those who are trying to work sincerely, this process might take some time but change and revolution never comers over night and you certainly have to pay the price, sacrifice and untiring effort as a NATION not only as one man standing.

Best these Che Guerreros can do is to nominate the best man for Pakistan and if they cannot go out on streets, cant protest, think they are too sissy to take a hit of some SOTI(stick) in their back so they should come outside of their homes and aware people to cast their vote for the right man, get themselves registered for the votes, help others register and spread positivity among the people they know and give out hope instead of spreading misery.

Mind it ” Pakistan is here to stay ” so be a Proud Pakistani and spread Pakistaniyat across the Globe. One day all these efforts will bring the CHANGE that we all look upto. There is no force that can destroy Pakistan except it’s own people who do not realize the importance of this piece of land that we were given.

Disclaimers:

  • Whatever I have written here is not to discourage anyone but to give a wake up call to all those who are going to read this and might be enjoying the luxuries that this country has given and still are mostly found complaining about not being given anything in return.
  • In this article I am sharing all those real life experiences that I had with most of the Youth Organizations of Pakistan, which we think are the final HOPE.
  • I am open for criticism but if they are based on the facts and not based on some home cooked stories, represent some brainwashed mindset and are intended to correct me if I am wrong at any point. Pakistan Zindabad !!!

Sincerely//Amaan Tareen.

Our Integrity is on SALE !


We all need to gather under the flag of Pakistan not any other flag that stops us from becoming a Nation - AT

Nations that allow their Integrity & Dignity for Sale threatened its own survival. Pakistani nationover the past few decades had been a victim of poor decision making by its top notch Leadership,where they not only compromised on the National Security but also harmed the Nationality and pride of a common Pakistani.
Though, I can share so many examples that can support my argument up here but I would liketo choose the latest incident that took place in Lahore on 27th January, 2011 in the busy marketof Lahore, where an American National, Raymond Davis (alleged to be a C.I.A Contractorin Pakistan) brutally murdered two Pakistani Citizens and tried to escape. Local populationmanaged to get him arrested and put him behind bars.

He was tried for over 1.5 month and during all that various  Political Parties claimed that they will make certain that the  suspect will be held accountable for the crime he  committed. Pakistani Politicians, because of their past  record were not trusted by the general public. This  Raymond Davis issue have become an immediate sensation  in the mainstream media across the World. Wherein, every  TV Anchor criticise the fate of this U.S citizen Raymond Davis exposing more of his activities and background information’s and the reasons of his prolonged stay in Pakistan.

Pakistani decision makes who decided the fate of the nation without taking their consent

Conflicting statements among Public officials belonging to the same political parties alsoexacerbated the anger of the people all over the country when Mr.Shahbaz Sharif – CM Punjab who belongs to the ruling party in Punjab PML-N with 60% weight age in the provincialassembly issued a firm statement;

We will not release Raymond Davis at any cost by selling our integrity ” – Shahbaz Sharif

During his pronouncement regarding Davis case was not yet settled, and on 16th March 2011, Judge Muhammad Yousaf Aujla and Judicial Magistrate Chaudhry Aneeq Anwar from Lahore Court announced the indictment of Raymond Davis that he will be released, a murderer of two citizen who was accused for killing two Pakistanis but also for attempting terrorism act in Pakistan, involved in suspicious activities in the country, not holding Diplomatic Immunity and several other charges.

This unilateral decision by local court of Lahore has raised many questions not only in the minds of Pakistani Nation but also to various human rights activist and organizations that operates in Pakistan. 15 minutes after Raymond Davis was released by Punjab’s Law Minister Rana SanaUllah belonging to the same party defended the decision by calling it a court’s decision, (opposite to people’s expectations). This is not the first time that such incidents of political maeuverings transpired under the governance of PML-N.

Mir Aimal Kansi who was handed over to U.S Authorities by Nawaz Sharif's Government

Nearly 14 years ago when Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif then had “pleased” the Clinton administration by allowing the extradition of Mir Aimal Kansi, one of FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives of that time, and also assisted the US Intelligence and FBI by providing them details of his whereabouts, under the weight of the extradition treaty, Mir Aimal Kansi was tried in the US court on the grounds of Terrorism . Hewas found guilty and was executed by lethal injection on November 12, 2002.

Pakistani Nation is not surprised with PML-N’s inclination towards the United States at suchtime. On the contrary, failure of Pakistan Military & ISI cannot be ignored. Some sources confirmed that PPP Government, PML-N along with Pakistan’s Military, ISI were fully on board with this idea of letting Raymond Davis go.

COAS - General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kiyani & DG ISI - General Ahmed Shuja Pasha

People of Pakistan were outrage that Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kiyani and DG ISI General Shuja Pasha did not took a viable stand against such actions when it had become a matter of national security and could have sparked a new round of terrorism and threat to the sovereignty of the country. Not only this Pakistan’s So-Called Independent Judiciary led by its Chief Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar Ahmad failed to let justice takes its course by releasing him without taking Suo Moto action against the unfair trial of Raymond Davis.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari & Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani are not spared at this moment as it was already expected that they too will not handle the case as per the expectations set from them by the millions of Pakistanis. This was clearly indicated when Pakistan’s Ex-Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi resigned from his position calling his Party bilateraland interested in releasing Raymond Davis.

U.S Vice President Barkley & Pakistan's First Prime Minister Nawab Liaquat Ali Khan - 1950

The present leadership of Pakistan and their rotten moral value, my mind forces me to go back in May-June, 1950 when Pakistan’s First Prime Minister visited the United States of America on his official visit and there He met with leaders of US Trade and Industry, who promised all possible military and economic assistance in case Pakistan recognized Israel. The American Industrialists also underlined the importance of such a package for the new state of Pakistan. Liaquat Ali Khan in his known gentle tone replied:

Gentlemen! Our soul is not for sale.

Another example was set by Pakistan’s First Military Ruler Field Marshall Ayub Khan. According to Syed Sharif Uddin Pirzada, French President de Gaulle had personally told Ayub Khan in 1967 that France was ready to provide `full’ nuclear assistance to Pakistan. In return hesimply asked that France be allowed to mine for uranium in the northwest and share it equally with Pakistan. `Our “friends” may not like it,’ M M Ahmad told Ayub, and in any case, what dowe need this expensive technology for.’ Words to that effect. But that is how Pakistan missed the opportunity of becoming a nuclear power at least two decades earlier than it did – and minus allthe eternal blackmail and intimidation.

Two Field Marshals: Sir Ayub Khan with Sir Claude Auchinleck

Now Raymond Davis has gone back to his homeland but still, there are lot, more people likehim that are operating in Pakistan and are exporting terrorism from Afghanistan to Pakistan. I sincerely hope that this negligence by the Pakistani Authorities will prove to be the last, also I expect the nation to respond to this incident the way it should be, so that Pakistani Authorities will never again think to compromise our National Sovereignty and play the role for what they were elected for , or else their fate will be decided by the Pakistani Population of 18 Crore .

Oue Leaders will have to realize that they have to

Keep the National Interest First “, as it was , is and will going to be ”  Pakistan First ” – Pakistan Zindabad !!!!

Pakistani Flag shall be kept above

Closing Note:

‎” Good Bye Mr. Raymond Davis … Forgive us if there was something missing from our side in hosting you here in Pakistan. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Pakistan and would like to visit u again soon. ” – Amaan Tareen