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Nawaz Sharif: A Pakistani embarrassment And some Saudi confusion

A Pakistani embarrassment And some Saudi confusion

This was not the first time Nawaz Sharif took himself seriously enough to think he could broker peace among the Arabs. He tried ahead of the first Gulf war – despite the imminent oil supply squeeze – and came back empty handed. Saddam refused to see him on the grounds that ‘he’s stationed thousands of troops for the war against my country, and now he wants to come to my country to talk peace’, etc. And his meeting with Fahad barely made the news. He tried again after the Saudis executed – and beheaded and crucified, then dropped from a helicopter – Sheikh Nimr al Nimr, and was duly snubbed by Riyadh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The latest episode is the most surprising. Once again he took the army chief, and his usual aides Sartaj Aziz and Ishaq Dar, to Riyadh to make peace between the Kingdom and Iran. Yet a good few days after his return the Saudi ambassador to Pakistan had to hold a press conference in Islamabad to clarify that Nawaz never really mentioned he was ‘mediating’. But since mediation is exactly what the prime minister’s office announced just before Nawaz took off, it seems that the Saudis just didn’t see the nine o’ clock news in Pakistan.

Still, they must have talked about something. And if Nawaz really thought he was a mediator, he would have brought up better relations with Iran, etc, and the Saudis would have responded. But since the Saudis still do not believe he was mediation, what exactly did they talk about? It’s no secret that the Saudis have been increasingly annoyed with Pakistan since parliament’s refusal to play along in Yemen. It seems that the architect of the disastrous Yemen war, and now Saudi crown prince, might not be too happy with the arrangement with Pakistan as it stands. If Nawaz must talk to the Arabs, it should be about respecting Pakistan and its sovereignty.

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TORPEDO ; GOING TO HIT THE SHARIF GOVT . BEWARE

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TORPEDO ; GOING  TO  HIT  THE  SHARIF GOVT . BEWARE


IMF VISIT TO DISCUSS NEXT TRANCHE OF LOAN CANCELLED; 90% OF EX PATS DECIDE TO STOP REMITTANCES (ABOUT $15 BILLION REMITTED ANNUALLY).

Imran Khan’s Masterclass Against Nawaz Sharif That The Entire Nation Failed To Understand:

As soon as Imran Khan announced his Civil Disobedience movement the entire opposition and twitterati erupted into a tirade of jokes asking questions such as, how would PTI supporters not pay GST on milk, bread and other groceries. Or that if they wont pay the utility bills the utility services would be disconnected and so on.

However, none of these so-called intellectuals were able to understand that what this Civil Disobedience movement is aiming to do is declare Nawaz regime a dictatorial regime and hence render all foreign debts that the regime would contract as unenforceable. As, I have already explained that a debt becomes illegitimate if a) the regime that contracts it is despotic and/or dictatorial and b) it was not spent on the betterment of the nation.

The entire long march is based on the premise that Nawaz Sharif and his party rigged the 2013 General elections and hence the regime is dictatorial and illegitimate. Before announcing the Civil Disobedience movement Imran Khan went into elaborate details of how the Sharif has previously used foreign debt to fill his coffers. What Imran was trying to do here was to establish a case that the foreign debts which this regime would incur would not be spent on the nation but would rather be laundered out of the country to power the business of the Sharif dynasty.

In simpler words Imran has told the entire world and specially the foreign lenders aka  (IMF, World Bank and Asian Development Bank) that any loans incurred by the Sharif regime would not be enforceable on the future governments of Pakistan. To make it abundantly clear to our intellectual elite, Imran is telling the foreign lenders that if he ever came to power, he wont pay back the loans that the Sharif regime would borrow. This means that the foreign lenders has only one option left before them and that is to decline all future loans to the Sharif regime. Since, the Sharif regime relies heavily on foreign lending to finance its budget, the move would cripple the government and will bring it down to its knees without any bloodletting on the streets.

I once read a quotation that Brilliance hits a target that no one can hit, Genius hits a target that no one can see.

Imran’s masterstroke against Sharif is such an act of genius that the entire nation is unable to see the target that it has hit. All that PTI and its horde of social media jihadi’s now need to do is explain this to the entire nation that:

Since, we consider the Sharif regime as illegitimate, all foreign debts that it would incur would be illegitimate odious debt and hence would not be paid by the future Pakistani governments.

Imran Khan himself needs to do a better job and explain this to the foreign lenders that since the Sharifs always loot and plunder these loans for their personal gains, future PTI/Pakistani government would consider the foreign loans received by the Sharif regime as illegitimate. Once this is made abundantly clear to both the national and international audiences, it does not matter an iota if the civil disobedience movement fails to reduce the amount of taxes collected at the National level..

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Nawaz Sharif’s dogs, cars and manicured gardens costs are an economic bomb exploding in Pakistan

Pak PM’s dogs, cars and manicured gardens cost a bomb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
TRANS ASIA NEWS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister- Nawaz Sharif likes to live life king-size. He doesn’t really fancy making any compromises- be it the decor in his home or office, the aesthetic beauty of his landscaped garden spaces, sniffer dogs to ensure his safety, latest cars to drive around in, or eating into the emergency relief budget, to train pilots for his VVIP choppers.

Regardless of Pakistan’s poor economic growth, high inflation, internal and external security and energy crises, no expense is spared to ensure he is on par with world leaders from wealthy nations. The “Supplementary Demands for Grants and Appropriations 2013-14,” data released on Wednesday, 4 June, shows six sniffer dogs and two BMW cars were bought for him, through an additional budgetary allocation, while millions were spent on renovating his official residence and the PM’s office.

To place things in perspective, the latest World Bank data shows 60.2% of Pakistan’s population currently lives on $2 a day, with significant inequality on the national scale in the distribution of income and consumption. Pakistan’s position in the Human Development Index (HDI) last year was 136 out of 177 countries. 40% of Pakistan’s urban population was found living in slum areas in 2013. The International Food Policy Research Institute released its Global Hunger Index (GHI) in 2013, which ranked Pakistan at 57. 

However, regardless of Pakistan’s ground realities, The News reports that documents reveal- six sniffer dogs were purchased for security duties at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad for an unprecedented 

Rs 2,400,000. An amount of Rs 120 million was spent on buying two BMW-76 Li High Security Sedans for the prime minister as well. 

The budget document is reportedly full of details about VVIP expenditures ranging from VVIP emergency visits to costly maintenance of public offices. An amount of Rs16.4 million was spent on repair and maintenance of the Prime Minister House while repair and maintenance of the PM office cost a whopping 

Rs 12 million. The document states Rs 1,022,000 was spent on the PM office garden alone.

 

Austerity is clearly not much of a priority for Nawaz Sharif. 

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Straight Talk – The March of the Taliban. (Part 1)

 

 

Taliban have been given more focus than they deserve.Pakistan must deal with them as a person deals with stye in the eye. But, to call them a major threat, is like calling a stye, a cancer.Its 18 Crore people versus a handful of lunatic irregulars. Nawaz Govt is diverting the attention of people from bad economy and misgovernance.

Lets not over do it…Editor

 

 

Straight Talk – The March of the Taliban.  (Part 1)

 

 

 

 

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On a bright Sunday morning in April, 2005, a group of excited and eager young men and women had gathered at the Gujranwala stadium, to participate in a mini-marathon, organized by the city administration, on a cue from President Musharraf and his wishes of presenting a soft image of Pakistan to the world. Something the CM, Punjab had done with his Lahore Youth Festival recently. 

 

However, the organizers at that time had not taken into consideration the wrath of the self appointed protectors of the faith, who strongly felt that men and women running together in a mixed race was a threat to Islam and its values. So, they decided to put a stop at this un-Islamic display of vulgarity, by attacking the unarmed young men and women.

 

And instead of running in the race, the women participants had to run for their lives to save themselves from being attacked by hundreds of furious and angry MMA workers, who gate crashed into the stadium.

 

Armed with batons, sticks, Molotov cocktails and various weapons, they burnt cars and motorbikes, set fire to vehiclesand petrol pumps, damaged other property, injured policemen and tried to kill the district police officer. 

And instead of the “soft image” of Musharraf’s Pakistan, the world watched in horror the harsh images of innocent women being chased through the streets of Gujranwala by frantic, angry, screaming, stick waving MMA workers. The police tried to protect the participants by using teargas, but finally had to open fire to subdue the angry mob, injuring several and arresting hundreds – The March of the Taliban had begun.

 

Recently, a Rtd. Parsi Maj. Gen. of the Pakistan army had also warned that the Taliban had entrenched themselves in Karachi and in two more years, the city would face serious infighting between MQM and the Taliban. He had advised people with money, to take their heads out of the sand and get out from this blighted city, as they would be the first target.

According to the security agencies, thousands of Taliban now have a well organized network throughout Pakistan, equipped with sophisticated and modern weapons. They have already captured large portions of the tribal areas and are now preparing to grab the rest.

The continuous and repeated daring attacks on our secured areas, including army and police installations, are a proof that the Taliban have infiltrated these highly sensitive institutions, as such attacks are not possible without the help and assistance from the Enemy Within. To win back their hearts and minds is not going to be easy.

 

For the time being, a cease fire between the government and the Taliban has been declared, but how long it will last is anybody’s guess. The March has come to a temporary halt, but have their demands changed? Their leaders have stated that Islam does not allow democracy or elections and they view democracy as a system imposed on us by the infidels and declared that they do not respect the Constitution of Pakistan or the laws of the country and want the supremacy of the Sharia Law in Pakistan.   

 

Many fear that making a deal with the Taliban will lead to more violence and bloodshed, which could finally be the beginning of the end of our way of life. Our governments have been using the Taliban as the ‘Bogey Men’ and crying ‘Wolf!’ to scare the West into pouring millions of dollars to fight them, but now, the Bogey Men have become a reality and have come to haunt us.

However, the organizers at that time had not taken into consideration the wrath of the self appointed protectors of the faith, who strongly felt that men and women running together in a mixed race was a threat to Islam and its values. So, they decided to put a stop at this un-Islamic display of vulgarity, by attacking the unarmed young men and women.

 

And instead of running in the race, the women participants had to run for their lives to save themselves from being attacked by hundreds of furious and angry MMA workers, who gate crashed into the stadium.

 

Armed with batons, sticks, Molotov cocktails and various weapons, they burnt cars and motorbikes, set fire to vehiclesand petrol pumps, damaged other property, injured policemen and tried to kill the district police officer. 

And instead of the “soft image” of Musharraf’s Pakistan, the world watched in horror the harsh images of innocent women being chased through the streets of Gujranwala by frantic, angry, screaming, stick waving MMA workers. The police tried to protect the participants by using teargas, but finally had to open fire to subdue the angry mob, injuring several and arresting hundreds – The March of the Taliban had begun.

 

Recently, a Rtd. Parsi Maj. Gen. of the Pakistan army had also warned that the Taliban had entrenched themselves in Karachi and in two more years, the city would face serious infighting between MQM and the Taliban. He had advised people with money, to take their heads out of the sand and get out from this blighted city, as they would be the first target.

According to the security agencies, thousands of Taliban now have a well organized network throughout Pakistan, equipped with sophisticated and modern weapons. They have already captured large portions of the tribal areas and are now preparing to grab the rest.

The continuous and repeated daring attacks on our secured areas, including army and police installations, are a proof that the Taliban have infiltrated these highly sensitive institutions, as such attacks are not possible without the help and assistance from the Enemy Within. To win back their hearts and minds is not going to be easy.

 

For the time being, a cease fire between the government and the Taliban has been declared, but how long it will last is anybody’s guess. The March has come to a temporary halt, but have their demands changed? Their leaders have stated that Islam does not allow democracy or elections and they view democracy as a system imposed on us by the infidels and declared that they do not respect the Constitution of Pakistan or the laws of the country and want the supremacy of the Sharia Law in Pakistan.   

 

Many fear that making a deal with the Taliban will lead to more violence and bloodshed, which could finally be the beginning of the end of our way of life. Our governments have been using the Taliban as the ‘Bogey Men’ and crying ‘Wolf!’ to scare the West into pouring millions of dollars to fight them, but now, the Bogey Men have become a reality and have come to haunt us.

Our leaders have always been reluctant to establish social justice and an equitable socio-economic order, the root cause of the discontent between the haves and the have not’s and have only been interested in looking after themselves. They have ignored the needs of the poverty-stricken population, who have been suffering for the last five decades.

And we, the educated and the privileged, have played the fiddle, while our cities burnt. Therefore, the stage has been set for the March of the Taliban, which began many years back. The danger was never admitted until now, when it is too late.

Mr. Roedad Khan, a relic of the past and a senior, retired federal secretary who served under two Prime Ministers and six Presidents, in varying positions, has expressed his anguish and pain at what Pakistan has become.

 

In his article, ‘The rage in my heart’, in the News on February, 2009, Mr. Khan had written: ‘Mr. Jinnah could not have foreseen the tragic decline of Pakistan when he passed his flaming torch into the hands of his successors or how venal those hands could be. Sixty five years after Mr. Jinnah gave us a great country, little men mired in corruption, captured political power and destroyed his legacy. I have been frightened for my country only a few times in my life, this moment is the scariest of all’.

 

We all appreciate and share Mr. Khan’s anguish and pain, but wish that he and other senior bureaucrats, judges, professionals, journalists and citizens, had only remembered the words of Sir Hartley Shawcross, the Attorney General of GB, at the Nuremberg Trials in 1946, where he had stated:

‘There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leaders, if he is also to answer to his conscience ’. And another, which states that: ‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.’  And that is the sad story of Pakistan.

 

If these fine, honorable men had broken their Silence of the Lambs, acted according to the dictates of their conscience and voiced their anguish and pain two decades back and had The the courage to say NO to the policies of their leaders, things in Pakistan would have been different.

 

In fact, most of the problems that we face today are linked to the wrong policies of our leaders and their advisors, who were only interested in their ‘merck’s and perks’. And even now, when the country is facing such a grave situation, our assemblies are filled with Ministers, MNAs, MPAs and Senators, whose only interest is self preservation and to benefit from the joy ride. They refuse to break the ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and lack the moral courage to say NO to the wrong policies of their leaders.

 

May God save the country from the shallow and hollow men and women of Pakistan.

 

Hamid Maker. (email: trust@helplinetrust.org).

 

 

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