|Prime Minister addressing the Parliament|
Sunday, August 31, 2014
What will happen? What is going to happen? When will protests end? Every Pakistani is concerned about these questions, people are getting nervous. In addition to this the irresponsible statements by Govt. Ministers and leaders of protesting parties are adding fuel to the fire. Whole nation is suffering with the fear of some big human tragedy. Obviously, the death of a single life due to political disputes is nothing less than a tragedy. But a little mistake or crackdown by govt. on protestors would lead to big tragedy; on the one hand protesting parties are struck to their demands that Prime Minister should resign and system should be changed but govt. has started crackdown / attacking protestors; Govt. has wasted time in the wait and see policy. On this situation Pakistani media had been divided into two different groups and busy in running commentary to public; exposing mutual rivalries of media houses. TV Channels have stopped their routine transmission to present live coverage of the developments in Capital or other cities. Moment by moment analyses have forced protestors and govt. stick to their stand and forced public into chaos that what would happen next? Irony of the fate is that AMAN KI ASHA brand media is blaming Pakistan army and ISI as script writers of the whole situation through suspicious gestures in its talk shows. These talk shows and accuses are being run on the same line as they did after an anchorperson was injured in Karachi while army had already taken over the security of important buildings had cleared that army will defend these buildings that are national property. On the other hand army appealed both parties to diffuse the situation through patience, foresightedness and insight.
After statement by army; protestors made it clear that damaging buildings aside they will not break a single flower pot. However, if govt. tried any misadventure, operation or crackdown then controlling protestors would be impossible. Look at the foresightedness of govt. they are satisfied after getting resolutions getting passed from Parliament for protection of democracy and considering that demands of protestors have lost value. They were of the view that Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri and the protestors would get tired but protest demonstrations after 14th August 2014 have proved that no decrease in passion of protestors for Azadi and Inqilab March have been observed. As soon as protestors reached Islamabad they arranged shelters from weather etc. which shows that protestors are not ready to leave their leaders at any cost. As a retaliation to the protest Govt. arranged rallies and protests by workers of Pakistan Muslim League – N (PML-N), the ruling party; these rallies started from Multan by attack over the house of Shah Mehmood Qureshi of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) afterwards workers of PML-N came on roads in other cities as well. Protests are there but what would be the consequences of the retaliating rallies in spite of political solution. Unbiased are concerned over this situation and claiming it as threat not only to democracy but motherland as well.
Had this situation emerged suddenly? Offers by ruling party for solution of current political chaos or electoral reforms are out of time; why these actions were taken before the lapse of time? Leaving aside the disputed elections 2013 if we look at the performance of current govt. it is disappointing. If current govt. is intoxicated with the heavy mandate of public; they should keep it in mind that it was due to the poor policies, high inflation, increased crime rate etc. of last govt. which current govt. has taken as a certificate merger (friendship) with Hindu India in spite of resolving problems of public. Current rulers’ affiliation with India had won the support of AMAN KI ASHA brand media for govt. as well. With the oath taking of current politicians, a specific media group broke all records to defame Pakistan army by propaganda over missing persons, Ex-President and Chief of Army Staff General Pervaiz Musharraf was portrayed as traitor and discussions were on the air to hang him for treason. According to this media group many govt. ministers also crossed all limits to hang Musharraf.
In the case of Musharraf, govt. wants to hang him alone excluding all those who were involved in the imposition of emergency as soon as possible under the accuse of treason which jolted legal experts because on the other hand govt. either being afraid or due to some secret reason wanted to negotiate with TTP terrorists and was not ready to execute 480 terrorists given death sentence by courts for terrorist activities. This govt. wants to execute Musharraf, start free trade with India ignoring Kashmir dispute, all other national disputes, and Indian interference (terrorism) via Afghanistan created an expression of dispute between army and current political govt. This was the duty of the govt. to remove such expression by supporting Pak army that is indulged in the final stage of war after a decade long war against terrorism, however, Govt. was seen standing with the media involved in propaganda against Pak army and security agencies of motherland. During this BJP came into power in India which has already nominated Narendra Modi as Prime Minister who is notorious for massacre of Muslim of India.
On the oath taking ceremony of Modi, Nawaz Sharif impatiently participated in this ceremony, Mr Nawaz had time to meet various envoys and Hindu film stars but denied to meet Huriyat leaders of Indian Held Kashmir. Whether it was for the friendship (merger) with India at any cost or something else but India took denial of Pakistani PM to meet Huriyat Conference leaders as a signal by Pakistan to step back from Indian Held Kashmir. This illusion of India over Pakistan’s policy for Kashmir was shattered when Pakistani High Commissioner for India held meeting with Kashmiri leadership in New Delhi. As a reaction over this meeting India cancelled scheduled meeting Foreign Secretaries which was to be held on 25th August 2014. Not only this; India also roled back the development for peace between two countries.
This did not end here; workers of BJP staged protest demonstrations against Pakistani High Commissioner. Indian Foreign Ministry adopted threatening attitude towards Pakistan which was disliked over the international level, however, US and UK dislike over Modi’s policy for Kashmir is orally only. The relations between both countries got a twist when an Indian lawyer Sushail Kumar filed a case against Pakistani High Commissioner in the court of Magistrate grade-II of District Allahabad under the allegations that meeting of Pakistani High Commissioner to Huriyat leaders in spite of being restrained by Indian govt. falls under conspiracy against India which accounts to treason. Female judge of Indian court has fixed the date of hearing on 5th September 2014 in which evidence would be presented in the court, in order to examine evidence and that what punishment could be given if allegations are proved. Huriyat leadership of Indian Held Kashmir had been already arrested. However, India failed to do anything against Pakistani High Commissioner except trying to pressurize him. But the bitter reality is that a new wave tension between both countries has been started by Hindu India. Extremist Hindu army has increased violations over LoC and working boundary against civilians. In this way whether it is internal or external situation, Pakistan has been forced in such a cross road from where each road leads to a dead end. It is possible before publication of this post operation against protestors might have been started or status quo is maintained but one does not see any resolution of common man’s problems. Public has been pressed so much hard in indirect taxes and underemployment that if they pay utility bills nothing is left for food and if they buy food they have to forego the electricity that is already pregnant with power cut offs in the name of load management but bills are ever increasing. How can they afford education for their children, medical services etc. On this situation of public, govt., opposition and protesting parties; all have no solution.
In the end I would like to reveal that Ms Asma Jahangir has been appointed by UNO to find out violations of Sri Lankan army in Sri Lanka in war against Indian terrorists in Sri Lanka that were crushed by Sri Lankan army. Sri Lanka is only country of this region that openly stands with Pakistan but imagine what would be the situation of relations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan when Asma Jahangir would present stories of human rights violations fabricated by India; would discuss this in next week…
Written by Mr Khalid Baig,
Published in Daily Nawa-i-Waqt,
Date: 29 August 2014.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
|People of Indian Held Kashmir Protesting over visit of Modi|
The reason behind participation of Mr Nawaz Sharif to Narendra Modi’s oath taking ceremony were told as boosting trust with India and friendship but this was severely criticized. Political opponents of Mr Sharif had claimed his visit to India as a personal and family trade visit, however, unbiased elements appreciated his visit as a great step for restoration of relations between two states. Mr Sharif sent Sarhi to the mother of Modi as a gesture of friendship, however, all this went in vain when Modi increased the defense budget of India by 12% upto 22 billion 90 million. Moreover, he announced to end special position of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) and making it a regular part of India by change in the Indian law. What are the plans of India for not only IHK but Azad Kashmir and Northern part of Pakistan, this can be imagined by the steps taken by Indian Defense Ministry for improvement of capability of army and the lion’s share fixed in the budget. This includes construction of new airbases and up-gradation of existing runways to make them capable for landing of latest KC-130 Hercules military cargo airplane.
22 million have been fixed in the budget as the first instalment for purchase of KC-130 from USA. 14 million had been fixed for purchase of Apache Helicopters, in addition to this different jet fighters will be purchased from France and UK. If we look at Indian war preparedness, 70% of Indian army is deployed along with Pakistani border and Line of Control (LoC). Indian claims that her war plane is focused upon war with Pakistan and China at the same time but basic target of her war plans is only Pakistan. Evidence of Indian war mania against Pakistan is given by threatening statements of Indian Armed Forces Chiefs and unprovoked firing over Pakistani areas adjacent to working boundary and LoC. In his first press conference after oath taking Modi disclosed that he had given green signal to Indian Army Chief to goto any extent against Pakistan in case of infiltration from Pakistani side. Moreover, just like Israel, India has started acting upon the plan to bring Hindu Pandits from different areas of India in order to counter majority of Muslims in Indian Held Kashmir which was announced in press conference by Modi. For this purpose 5 billion have been fixed.
The reports from India reveal that under cover of these Pandits, Modi wants to bring trained Hindu extremists of his party who were used by Modi during Muslim genocide in different parts of India. Few days ago when Modi visited Indian Held Kashmir, plan and areas for relocation of these Hindu Pandits were discussed. During this discussion Modi announced to fulfill this plan under his supervision. After this meeting Modi visited Siachen and expressed his hatred and threats against Pakistan, blaming Pakistan Army and ISI. Here it is important to mention that one day before departure of Modi from IHK, Indian army bombarded civil houses in Sialkot sector, destroying many houses a mosque killing 2 women and a man while many were injured and loss of cattle as well. When Pakistan Rangers retaliated unprovoked Indian firing, Indian Interior Ministry issued protest notification to Pakistani embassy while Indian Defense Ministry fulfilled its duties by giving threats to Pakistan. International Media gave special coverage to Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Siachen but they ignored unprovoked firing by Indian Forces over Pakistani areas which has increased manifolds after oath taking of Modi as Indian Prime Minister. UN observers had recorded 150 violations by Indian army in last two years, in which more than 3000 mortar rounds had been fired 70 Pakistani civilians had been martyred while loss of cattle, crops and houses is unrecorded. But after oath taking Modi the situation over Eastern Border of Pakistani serious to violations by Hindu army which is hoped to further increase with the departure of Modi to America next month.
This was the situation on Eastern Border while on the Pak-Afghan border, violations by Afghan army and attacks of terrorists from Afghanistan over Pakistani Check Posts and civilians has become a routine. Pakistani govt. has taken no serious steps over this situation except giving protest notifications to Afghan embassy to Pakistan. This question had been raised in front of NATO and US Commanders that why they do not take action against leadership of Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) who was conducting terrorist attacks from North Waziristan but after start of Military Operation they have fled to Afghanistan, and conducting terrorist activities in Pakistan from their safe heavens in Afghanistan with the support of Afghan Intelligence agency, Afghan govt. and India.
Many Pakistani soldiers had been martyred as a result of these attacks of terrorists from Afghanistan on Pakistani check posts. In such like terrorist attacks over check posts, Pakistani Captain Mujahid Shabir along with 2 soldiers was martyred last month. Pakistan had several times demanded Afghanistan to take steps against terrorists who have fled to Afghanistan after Pak Army’s operation in North Waziristan but just like India, Afghanistan had started defaming Pakistan for firing over Afghan Forces across the border (or attacking Pakistani Check Posts in the garb of terrorists). In the light of Afghan government’s propaganda it is clear that these terrorists are attacking Pakistani check posts with the support of the Afghan govt., NATO and US forces. Pakistani govt. should escalate this issue to international community in spite of just limiting it to traditional protest to Afghan govt. This should be clarified to India and Afghanistan as well that unprovoked firing over border check posts, cross border terrorist attacks will be considered as a war declaration against Pakistan and given befitting retaliation.
But this is only possible when there is political stability in the country; this is the only weakness of Pakistan due to which Pakistani public had become target of foreign funded terrorists since last decade. In spite of being a nuclear power GHQ of Pakistan army was attacked by enemy in the garb of terrorists, important defense installations had been targeted in which more than 5000 retired and on duty soldiers of Pakistani armed forces had been martyred. More than 50 thousand civilians had been targeted by these foreign forces funding terrorism in Pakistan in different types of terrorist attacks over mosques, places of worship, markets, public transport etc. but Pakistan army did not attack impatiently over the terrorists hiding in civilians which might had hurt innocent civilians. Alas! International media ignored sacrifices of Pakistan in war on terrorism and gave more weightage to Afghan-Indian propaganda against Pakistan. They were living in fool’s paradise that by defaming Pakistan they will be able to hide the defeat in the hands of Pakhtoon freedom fighters in Afghanistan. Exploiting American interests and weaknesses in the region India had turned situation at western border against Pakistan as well. On the diplomatic level Indian attitude towards Pakistan is based upon stubbornness and aggression. Despite of all this Pakistan always stepped ahead to restore peace in the region. This was aimed not only to realize India but international community as well that Pakistan is a peaceful country and Pakistanis are peace loving nation against extremism and terrorism. In contrast to India, Pakistan nation has always selected neutral and liberal politicians which is evidence of Pakistani love for peace. Pakistani nation does not want to develop by aggressive and extremist aims but through internationally acknowledged rules. Pakistan is a responsible nuclear power which has functional judiciary, public affiliation with democracy, strong army and functional civil society.
However, India is leaving no stone unturned to prove Pakistan as a failed state in order to fulfill her imperialistic, extremist plans but she will have to lick the dust like ever. Now a days Pakistan is going through a strange situation; Pakistan army is busy in operation against terrorists while rulers are entangled in worst political chaos which might be exploited by India for any misadventure. There is a need to be vigilant…
Written by Khalid Baig,
Published in Daily Nawa-i-Waqt,
Date: 22 August 2014.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
|John Kerry finalizing details of Modi's visit to USA|
Visit of US Defense Minister had been scheduled in order to finalize the details of Narindra Modi’s visit to America and meeting with US President in September 2014. Every Indian Prime Minister’s visit to USA had some importance but American media is giving special importance to Narindra Modi’s visit in the light of situation in South Asia and developing economy of China coupled with increasing influence in the region. This also includes procuring American support for arrest of those accused for Mumbai attacks on the will of India.
On 1st August 2014, John Kerry and Shushna Suraj presided the last day meeting of the5th US-Indian Strategic dialogues. The joint declaration demanded Pakistan to bring those people to justive who had been accused by India for Mumbai attacks in 2008. Demands for end of terrorist networks like Al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), destruction of hideouts of terrorists and their infrastructure were repeated as well. John Kerry claimed LeT equivalent to Al-Qaeda and assured India that USA would work side by side with India for end of LeT.
If one looks at the Kargil War; USA pressurized Pakistan to withdraw forces from a disputed area and exploited it to procure various interests from India, US President Bill Clinton visited India along with his trade envoy and signed dozens of trade and defense deals. All this was either the prize or price of US pressure over Pakistan to withdraw forces from Kargil and accept defeat diplomatically otherwise before this India used to buy weapons from Russia, Israel and few countries of Europe. After 15 years once again US govt. is preparing to pressurize Pakistan to accept Indian supremacy and cash it for big deals. That is why US Trade Minister and NASA Officials accompanied US Defense Minister as well.
Now this is the coincidence or plan of international establishment that murderer of thousands of Muslim in Gujarat and whose enmity towards Muslims is open became the Prime Minister of India. Few years ago when Narindra Modi exploited his genocide of Muslims in Gujarat to win the elections, he was termed as PERSONA NON GRATA by USA and his US visa was cancelled as well. US community was against such a big murderer of humanity and US media also expressed emotions against him openly. After success of Modi in elections, Americans remained cautious towards Modi that is why no American representative was present in the oath taking ceremony that this might fuel Muslim hatred against USA. But when the Prime Minister of only Muslim country of the region effected by Hindu Extremism participated in this ceremony; Muslims of the region had no objection left against USA for relations with Modi. On the other hand Modi also required acceptance in USA as friend not as murderer of humanity; which was not only provided by visit of John Kerry along with higher officials but also gave lollypop of permanent seat in UN so that when Indian envoy visits New York to attend annual session of UNO they are intoxicated with the dream of permanent seat in UNO.
Lets look at the meetings of Pakistani and Indian Prime Ministers with President Obama in September 2014, the importance of Modi’s visit is clear. American Foreign Minister had visited India and visit of Chuck Hegel is expected within few days; what kind of deals would be signed between India and USA their details are being finalized, in such situation when Indian Prime Minister would meet Obama he would have all the American support and public mandate with him. What and which type of deals have been signed during meeting; would not be mentioned. Joint declaration would consist of complaints and concerns against Pakistan and joint strategy or efforts against Pakistan; Mumbai attacks would be mentioned and promise would be renewed to punish accused of these attacks.
In contrast to this Pakistani Prime Minister would be asked about the demands and DO MORE handed over to him last year; those concerns that Obama had shared last year would be discussed and progress on fulfilling US demands would be asked including demand for operation in North Waziristan. Probably like 2013, no joint declaration may be issued but on the end of the meeting Pakistani Prime Minister will have questions asked by Obama, progress over ban on LeT, arrest if Hafiz Saeed and Mumbai attacks would be on top of the list. No matter Pakistani PM says that Command and Control Center of terrorists had been destroyed, operation in North Waziristan is in progress, or the loss that Pakistan had to bear in US Terror war after 9/11 and end to terrorism is Pakistan’s own need; USA would not accept them. Because for USA terrorists are not those who commit suicide bomb blasts, derail trains, involved in target killing and organized commando attacks on defense installations in Pakistan (because they are all trained by US ally India), who have murdered hundreds of thousands of innocents and are enjoying protection of Afghan govt. controlled by USA and launch attacks from Afghanistan.
America had interests linked with India and for USA terrorists are only those pointed out by India, for India every Pakistani department, organization or person who supports and talks for the innocents of Indian Held Kashmir are terrorists. As long as Mumbai attacks are concerned they are disputed from the day first; Indian local media claims that Indian army and terrorist organization RAW staged the whole drama to remove Hemant Kurkure on the one hand and launching propaganda war against Pakistan on the other hand. They have evidence to support their claims and own stories to tell in contrast to state fabricated tales. In spite of all this in order to hide her crimes in Indian Held Kashmir and avoid talks India is continuously highlighting attacks over Mumbai and USA had also joined hands with India in order to procure her interests in India and pressurize Pakistan.
|Ex-Justice of Japan who rejected Indian charge sheet against Pakistan, ISI and LeT|
However after expression of dissatisfaction by an ex-Japanese Justice over Indian charge sheet against Pakistan for Mumbai attacks; USA and India had no reason left to pressurize Pakistan. India took services of Japanese Justice of International Criminal Tribunal established in Yugoslavia (who is considered as authority) to file a case against Pakistan in international tribunal for Mumbai attacks. She analyzed Indian charge sheet of 11000 pages against Pakistan for Mumbai attacks in order to take action against Pakistan for presence of criminal elements in Pakistan but she returned this charge sheet to India that only one paragraph had been included in this charge sheet against LeT. Moreover, whole charge sheet consists of excerpts from electronic and print media, statements of 2202 verbal witnesses. In the same way India accuses Pakistan army and ISI verbally but she does mention ISI and Pakistan Army in charge sheet as she does not have any evidence. It is clear that blames over Pakistan for Mumbai attacks were just for propaganda against Pakistan to defame Pakistan on international level. Pakistani Foreign Ministry and media like ever practiced criminal silence over Indian propaganda. God knows how long we will practice apathy and criminal silence over national prestige and issues…
Written by Khalid Baig,
Published in Daily Nawa-i-Waqt,Date: 15 August 2014.