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Crescent Controversy – 1 Col. Syed Riaz Jafri (Retd)

LETTER TO EDITOR

22 July 2020

Crescent Controversy

 

The crescent controversy has once again erupted in the country and unfortunately this time it has pitched the science against the scripture. The clergy wants its supremacy over everything else, where as the Minister for Science and Technology maintains that science confirms, augments and serves the religious thought in a more conclusive manner. The science showed the moon on the horizon in its laboratories on the 21st July where as the Ruet-e Hilal Committee (RHC) saw it through the naked eyes of its witnesses across the country on the 22nd July, that is a day later. Who is to be believed or not is the question.  I think there is a very simple way to find out who is correct – the clergy or the Minister.  Let’s wait till the 14th of the moon, when its disc will be a perfect circle and decisively visible to all. If the 14th of the moon falls on the 3rd of August the Minister would be right and if it ! falls on the 4th of August then the Mufti Sahib. Further more, who so ever happens to be right should be entrusted as the final authority with the task of all future moon sightings in Pakistan. If it is the RHC, it should continue functioning as heretofore. But should the Minister happen to be right then the Meteorological department be given this responsibility and the RHC done away with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The naked eye witnessing (ainee shahadat) was necessary when no optical aids were available, not even an ordinary pair of eye glasses. In the present day scenario if one has to sight the moon wearing spectacles, eye lenses and seeing through powerful telescopes, what forbids one seeing the new moon through laser scopes penetrating through the clouds and spotting the moon or with the help of scores of orbiting navigational satellites or with the arithmetical accuracy of astronomy ?!

 

Col. Syed Riaz Jafri (Retd)  

Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
30 Westridge 1
Rawalpindi 46000
Pakistan
Tel: (051) 5158033
E.mail: jafri@rifiela.com

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LETTER TO EDITOR 23rd November 2019 Treatment Abroad

 

Agreed that in spite of the best hospitals and doctors in Pakistan comparable to the hospitals and doctors anywhere else there may be a need for some odd patient to be flown to the UK for the treatment of some particular disease. However, isn’t it strange that the treatment for that disease is not available even in the mighty Great Britain and that there is a talk in the air of the patient being taken to the USA?!  What if the US hospital also puts its hands up for the treatment where else would then he be taken to?  Or, is it a case of the patient declining treatment than that of the doctors’ incapability of treating him?

 

Col. Syed Riaz Jafri (Retd)

Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)30 Westridge 1Rawalpindi 46000PakistanTel: (051) 5158033E.mail: jafri@rifiela.com

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Royal Palm by Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)

 

 

LETTER TO EDITOR

June 28th, 2019

Royal Palm

SC has ordered Pakistan Railways to operate Royal Palm adequately well!

No bureaucratic set up can function like a private commercial concern whose reputation and money are at stake. What the Dickens would Pakistan Railways management stand to lose if the Royal Palm goes to dogs or into a loss or loses all its clientele?  Nothing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Administrators, who would have no stakes at all except their salaries and some Fazl e Rabbi would be transferred to some other place with the same pay and perks and that’s about all.

 

 

Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)

Rawalpindi

Pakistan

E.mail: jafri@rifiela.com

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Equality Before Law by Col.Riaz Jafri (Ret’d)

LETTER TO EDITOR

January 3rd, 2019

Equality Before Law

One wonders at the royal treatment being meted out to a convict Nawaz Sharif. When interned in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi, he asked to be transferred to Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore, and pronto he was flown to Lahore the next day.

Being an epicurean he wanted food that satiates his culinary tastes and it was arranged from his Jati Umerah kitchen.  On the ‘mulaqat’ day, the number of his visitors was so great that the police had to resort to special traffic control.  And, when he complained of some illness, one after the other three medical boards were set up two declaring him not serious but the last one recommending his hospitalization, which again was done the next day. It is rumoured that soon he may be allowed to go to London to be treated by his personal physician there.  

What’s this going on?  Is such treatment also available to other Umpteen thousand, Umpteen hundred and umpteen convicts in umpteen jails of Pakistan?!

Hope we remember the saying of the Holy Prophet (SAW), “ The nations who had one set of law for the poor and common man and another set of law for the elite were condemned by Allah (swt)”  — words to that effect.

Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
30 Westridge 1
Rawalpindi 46000
Pakistan
Tel: (051) 5158033
E.mail: jafri@rifiela.com

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LETTER TO EDITOR -Sahiwal Incident

 

 

 

 

 

LETTER TO EDITOR

Sahiwal Incident

January 29th, 2019

 

The brother of Mohammad Khalil, who was killed in the Sahiwal shooting on January 19 along with his wife and daughter, said that the family wants the case to be tried by a military court.

LHC moved against CTD officials involved in Sahiwal incident

 

 

Isn’t it a manifestation of lack of confidence of the family in our civil courts?!

Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)

E.mail: jafri@rifiela.com

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