Archive for October, 2009

Pakistan First’s Webcast of HawkEye – Episode 2 – PPP, Benazir Bhutto and Masood Sharif

October 30th, 2009

NOTE: The following media is in the Urdu language and NOT in English.

Exclusive Discussion about 1990s Politics and Fall of governments. Who Did What? Which was broadcast on Oct 30 – 9 PM Pakistan Time. Last Show of the series on Nov 6 at 9 PM about Intelligence agencies’ role in Pakistan’s Politics, Masood Joining Pakistan Peoples Party and his Resignation from CEC and basic membership of PPP few weeks before BB’s assassination.

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Interview with Voice To America’s Anthony Louis Oct 25th 2009

October 25th, 2009

Interview with Voice To America’s Anthony Louis on recent events in Pakistan.

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The Other Line with Anjum Rahman – Express News

October 25th, 2009

Masood Sharif Khan Khattak discusses Faisal Shahzad and his attempt to attack on Times Square. Also on the show Tanveer Ahmed Khan and Imtiaz Gul.

Pakistan First’s Webcast of HawkEye – Episode 1 – Kerry Lugar Bill

October 23rd, 2009

NOTE: The following media is in the Urdu language and NOT in English.

A 3 Episode Series Special Show of HawkEye. Exclusive discussion with Masood Sharif Khan Khattak. Former DG-IB during both government of Pakistan Peoples Party and Former Vice President Pakistan Peoples Party. This is the recording of First Show About Kerry-Lugar Bill broadcast on On Friday 23 Oct – 9 PM Pakistan Time Next show is the Second Exclusive Discussion about 1990s Politics and Fall of governments. Who Did What? Which will be broadcast on Oct 30 – 9 PM Pakistan Time.

Time for a decision

October 21st, 2009

This is crunch time for Pakistan. A complete stock of the situation needs to be taken and some courageous, prudent and entirely indigenous decisions with Pakistan’s own national interests overriding everything else have to come out of that exhaustive stock taking. The main objective of the forthcoming decisions must be to make Pakistan be counted as a responsible state in the comity of nations which values its territorial integrity and sovereignty and respects the same of all its neighbours.

Pakistan must work for peace within itself and should vow to bring it about with its own resources, that is, administrative, military or a combination of both. Pakistan must decide to provide its citizens equal opportunities in life, uniform development, quality education, high class social services, health services and, above all, an effective and fair judicial system. Later, if the world at large wants to help out with no strings attached, it could be accepted to accelerate the pace of nation-building activity. The establishment of total peace is foremost followed by liberal and workable policies encouraging domestic investment, which will then pull in foreign investment without even an effort on our part. Investors always go where the buck is and where the capital multiplies. Pakistan promises a lot and things will happen once we get our strategies and priorities right.

To all those armchair ‘babu’ economists who have handled Pakistan’s finances and have put us in the sorry state that we are now in, all one has to say is “please step aside and let Pakistan breathe freely”. The ‘desi’ nationalist economists will surely achieve for Pakistan what these ‘babu’ economists could not do or did not want to achieve for this poor exploited nation. Pakistan must spell out that it shall endeavour to overcome its economic woes on its very own, however difficult that might be. Everything else, including the inflow of foreign investment, will follow automatically and in a respectable business-like manner. Pakistan must unleash its own business community and collective business acumen and just watch the wonders that they can do for the country.
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Pakistan Army: The Last Bastion

October 14th, 2009
23rd March Pakistan Day Parade with tanks

23rd March Pakistan Day Parade with tanks

23rd March Pakistan Day Parade

23rd March Pakistan Day Parade

Over the past fortnight another wave of terrorism shook the country. Two huge blasts in Peshawar shook the provincial capital and the country as a whole. The federal capital witnessed a UN office being penetrated by a suicide bomber that made mockery of the bunker-mentality security doctrine. As if this was not enough to rattle the country the Pakistan army’s nerve centre, i.e. General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, was brazenly assaulted on October 10. Last, but not least, the Shangla blast in Swat of Oct 12 transported Swatis back into the era of the yester-months.

Lots of people refer to the situation in NWFP as an insurgency. I would have called it an insurgency if there was a widespread desire amongst the Pakhtuns to separate from Pakistan and support those fighting the state. To the contrary the Pakhtuns have proven their immeasurable sense of patriotism by facilitating the army in NWFP to re-establish the eroded writ of Pakistan.

It must be said emphatically that, over the past eight years, the Pakhtuns have suffered so much that it will be in the best interest of Pakistan to bring normality to NWFP before the militants can develop a leadership that can stoke the fires that are always lit by a sense of neglect and are fueled by endless sufferings, deprivation, awful living conditions and unemployment. At the moment the militants perpetrating cruel violence in NWFP are devoid of any support, whatsoever, from the Pakhtuns but if Pakistan does not awaken to the severity of the situation and to the miseries of the common Pakhtun the present militancy can spiral out of hand and take a more alarming proportion.
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Masood Sharif Khan Khattak on Aaj News Islamabad Tonight – 7th Oct 2009

October 7th, 2009

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed President AML, Mirza Aslam Baig, Nawab Yousaf Talpur PPP and Masood Sharif Khan Khattak in an episode of Islamabad Tonight & discuss current issues with Nadeem Malik. Discussion topics include Kerry Lugar bill, Asif Zardari’s comments on success for democracy based on bill, American influence on Pakistan, Pakistan Army and Parliament response to bill designed to undermine Pakistan Army. National interest must be placed above financial interests according to ISPR.

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