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.
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.
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?
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.
General 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.
I am hopeful #QamarJavedBajwa will perform well he shall realize besides accomplishing his To Do List he has nation's hopes associated w him
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !!!!
” 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
Radiating Raymond Davis was a ‘cluster bomb’ which not only hit Pakistanis killing three people as well President Obama and his administration. There is no doubt that some elements in the US establishment could not stand and have not accepted a ‘Blackman’ in a ‘White House’. The Clinton camp with Robert Gates included made President Obama lie on tv channels about ‘diplomatic immunity’ which he never had. Who is undermining President Obama?
Raymond has achieved almost all the objectives of the sub contracted parties (India-Israel) who hired Raymond. For example:
1. They have managed to successfully discredit all major political parties and its leaders and proved them as US and foreign collaborators/agents
They have managed to discredit the civilian governments, military establishment, judiciary as well as the agencies
Raymond was on a radioactive mission and he himself was radiating
He has radiated his lovers and enemies
He has also pointed to the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the corrupt Pakistani elite across the board
He has proved that US friendship is cancerous and toxic
Americans living in the USA are the most ignorant about the outside world and their media is the most biased, controlled by a small ethnic racist and blackmailer minority
USA is an occupied country and need to win another war of independence from Wall Street Bankers, and racist supremacists.
A unilateral declaration of independence from Israel is a way forward because US taxpayers are paying very heavy price financially and human cost of this toxic friendship?
Raymond was a symbol of US imperialist mentality and some one else somewhere else might pay the price of this ‘halal rescue’ arranged by the filthy Zardari – Sharifs regimes in Pakistan.
Afghanistan is a magnet for the empires to come and die it has become a suicide spot for the super powers.
This whole mission impossible Hollywood style rescue operation of Raymond Davis was more like a drama. Raymond was/is an agent of defense contractors and war monger bankers and profiteers of Wall Street. One of many things Raymond did for the wisepeople is to learn from this episode to check who were the visitors and supporters. Pakistani toxic elite across the board is cancerous and treacherous from civil, military bureaucracy, judiciary to politicians in all parties. People should thank Raymond for enlightening. The whole operation was scripted and well rehearsed?
Raymond was radioactive and left a big trail behind him. Raymond Davis was not that important that US President Obama has to come on live TV and ask for his release and confirm him having ‘diplomatic immunity’ which he never had. In actual fact President Obama was made to ‘lie for him’. Why? Who asked President Obama to do this? Insurance brokers and bankers who are against Obama’s health reforms or some one in the defense industry? I am not fully sure if President Obama is aware that ‘Hillary camp’ including Robert Gates and neo-con elements are still after him. Could it be a revenge of sacking of ‘General Stanley McCrystal? Though what McCrystal said was not a sack able offence according to many analysts. It was done in a way as to create mistrust between the US military establishment and Obama administration.
A Blackman as Commandant in Chief of the US armed forces is not acceptable to many in the right wing US establishment. President Obama very well aware with that ‘Clintons’ have not accepted his win and still underming him and his policies in Afghanistan and locally. Well it was Bill Clinton who reportedly told late senator Kennedy during a phone conversation something like, ‘He would be making coffee for us few years back’. On the other hand Clintons have strengthened their relationship with the Jewish lobbies by getting their daughter married to a bright Jewish boy from a rich family. Obamas were not invited in the wedding off course for security reasons? Hilary is still campaigning for the next president?
It was also a time for the ‘drill’ of the Pakistani assets and assessment of their performance. Some of them have passed this test in flying colours like assets in the bureaucracy as well as Rehman Malik, Hussain Haqani, Zardari, ANP’s new comers and Sharifs. Well done USA. Who got the perfect judicially and government certified Halal and Islamic release. It means Raymond will not have a criminal record and he can start ‘new job’ with excellence references from his current employers as well might not face tough questioning hereafter?
On the issue of US drone attacks and killings of 44 innocent Pakistanis surely it is a violation of International Law and case should be referred to ICJ International Court of Justice as US don’t have a UN mandate to attack and kill innocent civilians in Pakistan.
As far as General Ashfaq Kiyani’s condemnation of the US drone attacks is concerned he should know better that ‘Armed Forces’ as guardians of the state don’t do ‘condemnations’ on the killings of its citizens? They act and protect them in all weathers from enemies within and outside. To be frank General if you can’t people will in the end!