Archive for October, 2011

Pakistan Needs To Break The Status Quo Stranglehold

October 27th, 2011

As a forward looking Pakistani and a proud Pakhtun I feel it is time in Pakistan for:-
1. Replacing of the pick and shovel (gaintee belcha) in the hands of the rugged, enterprising and patriotic Pakhtuns with books, pens and laptops.
2. To free the poor and thoroughly exploited Haris of Sindh and ensure that their next generations go to schools and are liberated of their waderas.
3. To integrate Baluchistan into the national mainstream in all respects and to ensure that the poor and completely subjugated people of Baluchistan are given 100% of the revenue obtained from their natural resources till Baluchistan has caught up with the rest of the country.
4. To stop villifying Punjab as an exploiter as most of Punjab rural is just as backward and neglected as the rural areas in other provinces and here too the people have to still be liberated from the tyranny of their local and bigger Chaudhris.
5. To take a look at what Pakistan possesses in the shape of Gilgit-Baltistan as heaven on earth and strive to develop the area and bring prosperity to the area before it gets too late as the dynamics in this region are likely to change in the coming years and nothing short of fast paced development will be able to integrate the area firmly as a part of the Federation of Pakistan.
6. To give Azad Jammu and Kashmir it’s due and to ensure that the area becomes so developed that people from across the border look at it enviously and then gradually, without any military adventures, the Kashmiri people unite and, by absolute choice, opt to become a part of Pakistan.
6. Corruption has to be buried deep and be replaced by another code of life wherein the corrupt are shunned by the society and the honest honored rightfully.
7.To make merit the only criteria for everything-even a peon’s job.
8. To honour our heroes and condemn those who let down this great beloved country of ours.
9. And so much more in line with the above mentioned aspects
10.In short, it is time to break the status quo and the stranglehold of the few that have (mis) ruled the destinies of the deprived millions in Pakistan.

THE BIG QUESTION:- Will Pakistan stand up for its own liberation from the home grown and fast degenerating status quo symbolised by the traditional political elite that has enslaved it (Pakistan) to the peril of its own existence as a respectable, dignified, honourable, progressive and genuinely sovreign State? Time is surely running out on us all.

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Nawaz Sharif’s last political opportunity

October 14th, 2011

PML(N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif is now in the decisive stage, in a wait and see phase, while a once-in-a-life-time opportunity stares him in the face saying: Step forward as you are running out of time and I will not be there for you if you act later.

The decision to act, or not to act, is one that has to be taken by Mian Nawaz Sharif alone and this decision will decide the shape of Pakistan’s future political landscape. He has to now take bold, calculated and dynamic political initiatives. If he does not do this then he will have to soon face an irretrievable political situation while his political rivals climb to new political heights.

Because of his hitherto ‘save the system’ policy Mian Nawaz Sharif has lost colossal amount of political space. Can he and his colleagues now bring about quick paced political initiatives aimed at regaining that lost political space? If they do they might even make PPP’s coalition partners i.e. PML-Q, MQM and ANP wonder if they are really onboard the better ship or are they on a drowning ship way out at sea. Can the PML-N bring this about and thus isolate PPP before launching a decisive political onslaught?

For the past three and a half years Mian Nawaz Sharif, obsessed with the fear of a military takeover, always came to the rescue of Mr Zardari’s so-called reconciliation driven coalition government, each time it was under threat. » More: Nawaz Sharif’s last political opportunity


October 3rd, 2011

Karak and Surrounding Areas Oil and Gas Fields

Karak and NA 15 (a National Assembly Constituency composed of the District as a whole) can now no longer be treated as a backyard District or Constituency of Pakistan without serious repercussions to Pakistan’s economic wellbeing. Karak District and some of its adjoining areas in Kohat, Hangu and Mianwali Districts (also Bannu in the near future) are destined to be what may, eventually, be termed as the ‘Petroleum or Energy Province of Pakistan’. This upcoming ‘Energy Province’ of Pakistan that essentially revolves around Karak District now needs serious attention of the economic planners of Pakistan. The more and faster that this area is made to develop the better it shall be for the general good health of Pakistan’s future economy as well as for the Country’s overall good in nearly every sector of national life.

Meet The Press at Peshawar -15 Feb 2011

While Article 161 of the Constitution of Pakistan makes it incumbent upon the Federal Government to be paying to the Provincial Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a huge amount as excise duty collected at the well head and royalty it is also now extremely necessary to pay attention to some other vital factors which will go a long way in the furtherance of Pakistan’s national interests. Those factors include a Federal and Provincial governmental effort towards ensuring that the areas that are rich in natural resources begin to develop at a fast pace and in that development are included projects like the development of educational infrastructure all the way to the University level, development of industrial areas with an initial concession of tax holidays of different kinds, development of the communication infrastructure, the medical infrastructure and much more. I have no hesitation in saying that if these factors had been implemented in the energy producing and other areas of Balochistan when energy (gas) was first discovered in Sui (Balochistan) it would have given an incentive to the people of other areas of energy rich Balochistan to invite the oil and gas development sector to come and explore in their areas. There would have been no need of any State security for such exploratory efforts as the interest of the locals themselves would have ensured their safety etc. We did just the opposite. The whole of Pakistan was consuming the natural gas from Sui where it was discovered in 1952. The gas from Sui was transmitted for domestic and industrial consumption to all over Pakistan since 1955 but it was as late as the 1980s that this gas began to be supplied in Quetta i.e. the Capital of Balochistan. What I am trying to stress upon people who matter in decision making is that they should think of developing the new energy producing areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which essentially, thus far, revolve around District Karak and its fringes bordering the districts of Kohat and Mianwali. This must be done before the locals start feeling that they are being robbed and nothing is being given to them in return. That is when serious trouble is likely to be encountered. I am also hopeful that the decision makers of today will not like to see Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA deteriorating into a situation such as the one Pakistan encounters in Balochistan due to policy failures of the past. » More: SIGNIFICANCE OF KARAK DISTRICT AND SURROUNDING AREAS FOR PAKISTAN’S FUTURE ECONOMIC WELL BEING AS WELL AS NATIONAL INTEGRITY