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Is this what the Feudal Politicians call Democracy ? It looks already Derailed


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Fascism at its Best; Democracy at its most Beautiful By Humayun Gauhar

Editors note: We apologize for multicolor and mixed fonts.The article is being published as received.


PAKISTAN TODAY                       

Fascism at its Best; Democracy at its most Beautiful

Humayun Gauhar

The Movie: ‘Ullu’ Butt Rules … OKAY?’ Starring: Gullu Butt, police tout and Commander of the Stormtroopers of the Brothers Sharif. The ‘G” should be dropped from his name and Gullu should be renamed ‘Ullu’, as in stupid owl. He is a Kashmiri settler, as are the Sharifs, not really Punjabis much as they would love to be. Having conquered Pakistan by capturing Punjab, they should now go and conquer their beloved Kashmir. Then they will get their much-yearned ‘normalization’ with India. Co-Staring: The fabled, much-feared Punjab police on a rampage. Location: Headquarters of Dr. Tahir ul Qadri’s political party and seminary in Lahore, capital of Punjab province ruled by the prime minister’s brother Shahbaz Sharif. The Date: Night between 16 and 17 June 2014. The Time: Around 1.30 am. The Duration: About 15 hours. The Event: Slaughter of innocent people. The Result: On that fateful night and day the Punjab police and ‘Ullu’ got a chance to show their muscle, killed ten and counting, including two women, injuring 80. Wielding big staves, Ullu Butt and his gang smashed many vehicles outside Qadri’s headquarters in posh Model Town where the Sharifs also have a house. The police not only looked on but their superintendent later gave pats of approval to Ullu and his goons. Ullu broke into a peculiar dance that has taken Punjab by storm. Now young boys with staves are dancing the ‘Ullu Dance’. You cannot fault us Pakistanis for making the best out of the worst situation. One of the smashers was a uniformed policeman. Worse, the police kept beating the arrested mercilessly with batons, punches and kicks – men and women, old and young, children included. The idea was to intimidate by terror. Sleeping men, women and children were dragged out of their homes, beaten and shot dead. Many women are missing. The police are Pakistan’s top rapists. One fears for these missing women. The Evidence: The carnage was captured on many television cameras. The evidence is there. After having done their dastardly deed, the police proceeded to loot shops, steal money and goods and treat themselves to ‘free’ cold drinks. Gamekeepers turned poachers with a vengeance, eh? Ullu rules…okay? So lump it. The Cause: Fright at the return of Qadri to lead a movement to topple the political system of which all our rulers are beneficiaries and to amend the constitution to make it more democratic in which elections cannot be rigged and stolen easily. What force might be behind Qadri petrifies them most. Not the army or America, surely? The Callousness: All this while our prime minister was on an irrelevant jaunt to Tajikistan. While the army chief could cancel his trip to Sri Lanka because of the importance of the army operation against terrorists in North Waziristan, the prime minister didn’t find it important enough to cancel his jaunt to Tajikistan to sign an irrelevant trade deal that his trade minister could easily have done. Sri Lanka has a special place in the hearts of our army chiefs anyway: that is where General Musharraf was when Nawaz Sharif illegally sacked him and eventually himself. The Official Excuse: Qadri’s workers cast the first stone at the police that had come only to remove barriers that it had itself placed on the road outside some years ago because now it felt that they impeded traffic. Tell me another. They cast the first stone in their sleep? Even if they did, does it behoove a supposedly organized, disciplined, law abiding police force to behave like a conquering army? Who cast the first stone is irrelevant. Focus on police behaviour. There’s no excuse for it. The Gibberish: The Sharifs’ attack dogs masquerading as ministers started talking their usual nonsense. “Qadri is returning to destabilize Pakistan and distract the army from the military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan.” What does that have to do with it? Why should it distract the army? “He is destabilizing democracy.” What democracy? Is this democracy? Actually, they are scared that Qadri’s movement could force the army to intervene and end their joyride again. The army would be stupid if it does for this is not the way. The system must be changed and the constitution amended by the people, if not through their ‘representatives’ in parliament then on the streets. Change by fiat rarely works.  The Smoking Gun: If the police came only to remove barriers, why did they bring Gullu and gang along? The fact that they did betrays malfeasance aforethought. It was premeditated slaughter and the police cast the first stone and fired the first shot. Why in the middle of the night? Why with thousands of policemen and hundreds of gangsters? It was pre-planned but backfired because like their bosses, the police have no sense. The Hackneyed Sharif Excuse: “I didn’t know,” says Shahbaz Sharif. “I was not in the loop”. The Sharif brothers think that they can fool all of the people all of the time. Just like Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif claimed after he surrendered Kargil to India that he didn’t know his army had attacked the disputed territory, Shahbaz would have us believe that he didn’t know that his police had attacked Qadri’s people. We saw in a few hours what was happening – police brutality, the performance of Ullu and gang – on numerous television channels allowed by a so-called dictator. But the ‘democratic’ Sharifs didn’t know what was going on? Do you really think that the police would dare perpetrate such an outrage without orders from the very top? 

The Question: 

Let’s take the Sharifs at their word and ask: what kind of prime minister are you Nawaz Sharif that you didn’t even know that your army had attacked a disputed territory occupied by India? What kind of chief minister are you Shahbaz Sharif that you didn’t know that your police was slaughtering people in Lahore with the help of your goon Ullu and gang?


The Conclusion: 

Both Sharif brothers are either so incompetent that they don’t deserve to hold any position of trust and responsibility, much less of chief executives of Pakistan and Punjab and must go, 

or both are liars and knew, in which case they are not democrats but criminals and must go. 

Either way, they must go. Go, in the name of God, go.


The Malfeasance: Instead of booking Ullu Butt, his goons and the policemen involved, police first booked Tahir ul Qadri’s son instead. Later, they said that they had no evidence and withdrew. According to one source, the now transferred police officials are saying that they were ‘only’ carrying out orders to “teach Qadri’s workers a lesson.” After the carnage the police accompanied by an official of the establishment division proceeded to Jinnah Hospital where the dead and injured were lying and tried to force the hospital administration to change its report and say that the dead and injured were hit by stones, not bullets. Television cameras recorded this too. The federal and provincial governments don’t have a leg to stand on, so they are desperately looking for crutches. To dilute public anger, the government transferred some police officials who will later sing like canaries. They registered a weak case against Ullu. When Ullu was brought to court the next day he was soundly thrashed by people and lawyers. Police advised Ullu to feign unconsciousness. He duly ‘fainted’ and they whisked away this prime witness and later obtained the remand.


History of Suicide: Have the Sharifs tripped over again and pressed their destruct button for the third time? Attacking political opponents is their penchant. Their goons attacked the Supreme Court in Sharif’s second government, finally forced the targeted chief justice out and appointed their pet judge in his stead who shamelessly exonerated Nawaz Sharif and his goons of this calumny. Rived with hubris, Nawaz Sharif then attacked the army for the third time, the first two being the forced resignation of army chief General Jahangir Karamat, the second trying to hang Kargil round General Musharraf’s neck. On that fateful day of October 12, 1999 Sharif went completely haywire, illegally sacked army chief Musharraf while he was in Sri Lanka, appointed an army engineer as chief, hijacked Musharraf’s returning aircraft and tried to send it to India. If I had told you in the morning of October 12, 1999 that this would happen later that day, you would have thought I was mad, not realizing that Nawaz Sharif would go mad in a few hours. Attacking Qadri’s headquarters was behaviour according to type.


Shahbaz Sharif’s reaction was typical: set up a judicial commission. I’m sure he raised his forefinger too. How can we trust any judicial commission for obvious reasons? 

If Shahbaz Sharif had even a modicum of understanding of the best traditions of democracy he would resign forthwith and save himself. So should the home and law minister. So too the chief secretary, home secretary and Punjab police chief. Even if the chief minister didn’t know, these people should have.


What’s wrong with Qadri’s efforts to overthrow the status quo that benefits only the rulers and amend the constitution to make it more democratic? I said last week that if this system doesn’t go first, Pakistan will. To save Pakistan it must be overthrown. Don’t get distracted by Tahir ul Qadri’s persona. Focus on his message. A terrified government spreads terror to intimidate people and force them to sullenly accept the status quo. The prime purpose was to intimidate Qadri workers before his impending return.


I also wrote last week that Pakistan is being slaughtered at the alter of democracy. This real, not figurative slaughter should show you. I thought I had become immune to the worst that happened in my country, but today even I am shocked at the barbarity of the Punjab government. They have proved the hackneyed old Greek saying again: “Those whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.”


God enjoins us to choose ‘Amr bil Ma’roof wan nahi an al Munkar’ – “He who commands good and forbids evil”. What have we done?





<bellaandzafar@hotmail.com> wrote:

Attention Ms Asma Jahangir

I saw the TV program, with anchor Dr Danish, Mr Babar Awan and you.

Your behaviour was the most condescending and you kept repeating the Mantra of a fixed mind set. 

You told Dr Danish rudely that “you are confused”! His politeness was exemplary, as he too could have responded suitably, but to his credit he did not.

Perhaps you have become too brazen by slapping lawyers in the courts. We have not forgotten that you are the saffron “witch” who can get away by saying whatever comes to your mind!

I have heard of your activities as a human rights lawyer but what you exhibited was always contrary to the basic principles of “human rights”.

Your blind support for the Sharif brothers (the PM and CM) is stinking to high heaven! e.g.


  • You support Democracy, yet in the same breath you condemn Imran Khan and Dr Tahir ul Qadri for making a peaceful protest! (a ‘learned’ lawyer saying that!) Isn’t this part of free democracy to protest?

  • You say nothing about the Police brutality in Model Town recently, which is totally against the rules of engagements when the protesters posed no threat. Yet the Gestapo Police went on to murder innocent people and shoot with their guns. Someone was behind all this.

  • You kept mum about Gullu Butt and his “hand in glove” activities” on that day with the Police. Who brought him?

  • You said nothing about the POLICE which after having arrested the protestors kept beating the civilians with sticks – at times 4 Policeman were hitting one old man. (I wonder what you would have said if one of them was you own nephew, niece, cousin, brother or UNCLE! – then this human rights lawyer would have gone barking mad.)

  • You did not condemn the Chief Minister as you are being well paid to represent him. Such an important activity occurring within his own house and he feigns that he was completely in the dark, how amusing. 

  • You said nothing about the BUREAUCRACY, the POLITICIANS or all others directly related to this bungling.

  • By your open support to the ruling class you have dirtied your hands with the blood of 14 people who died and 114 who are in the hospital and some still missing. In fact you literally become a party to these murders.


It is a SHAME that people whose profession is to practice law should come on the TV, behave in this atrocious and arrogant manner. You are a blot to the fare name of this nation and you should know people despise you madam. India is a much more proper place for you.


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PMLN thrives on lies, to make them credible, they repeat the same lies over and over again. Another ploy to protect their lies,is that they send Jiyalas like Pervez Rashid, Saad Rafiq, Abid Sher Ali, Khwaja Asif. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi  to defend the lies in the Media. In this effort GEO, is in the forefront. Across the Border,Indian Media is Hoarse About the Great Victories of Indian Armies in Kaargil. Except, the Truth About Indian Army slipped out from their own Press Release that they were running out of coffins for their dead soldiers and had ordered over 4,500 caskets from US. Gen.Pervez Musharraf  had the moral courage to go in front of the most vicious Indian TV Channels and like a momin Musalman Challenged the Indian lies about the Kargil War. Pakistani nation should be proud to have avesged at least partially, the loss of E.Pakistan, by proving the vulnerability and incompetence of Indian Army,which had to cashier out of Indian Army Several Generals,including the Corp Commander of the INDIAN ARMY’S XV CORP



“The Point 5353 fiasco is just one of several examples of the complete absence of strategic thought that preceded the Kargil war, and evidently proceeded apace thereafter. None has, however, been punished for these errors. Aul has received a plum posting in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, as have his subordinates. Major-General V.S. Budhwar, responsible for many of the tactical errors that led to the Kargil war, has faced no form of censure. Neither has the then 15 Corps Commander, Kishan Pal, who insisted until late May that the Pakistan intrusion was “local and would be contained locally”. Only one official of any consequence, then 121 Brigade Commander Surinder Singh, has faced disciplinary action.

That some 30 court martial proceedings are pending against officers of the rank of Major and below illustrates just who the Indian army establishment has chosen to make scapegoats of. Documents to which Frontline has access make clear that responsibility for events lies higher.[Frontline]

– See more at: http://pragmatic.nationalinterest.in/2009/08/13/the-questions-from-kargil/#sthash.Yaq5RmSQ.dpuf


Nawaz Sharif is mainly responsible for spreading the rumour, that FCNA was losing at Kargil. He keeps harping the same tune, even, though some Indian generals have reluctantly accepted it as a defeat of Indian Army. But, this coward leaves no opportunity to bad mouth Kargil victory.  Nawaz Sharif is an enemy of Pakistan. He puts his own interests above national interests. He felt threatened by Pakistan Army’s spectacular victory in Kargil War. Cowardly, Kashmiri turncoat Nawaz Sharif was shocked by success of Pakistan;s Mujahedin of FCNA, who caused 3000 Indian Army Casualties, including the loss of two planes, death of one IAF Pilot and capture of Indian Pilot Lt.Nachikita by Pak Army. Being a US CIA Agent Nwaz was afraid that Musharraf and the Army would get all the glory, he ran to his patron President Clinton.


Nawaz Sharif, the Coward of Kargil,  has desecrated the Sacrifices of Northern Light Regiment,formerly FCNA.He has mocked the bravery of soldiers from Gilgit and Hunza who bloodied the noses of two plus Indian Army Corps and provided a decisive victory to Pakistan Army. And most importantly created a morbid fear in the hearts of Indian Army and Political Establishment,not to take on Pakistan Armed Forces and the Pakistani nation.


Islamabad: Claiming that his 1999 Kargil operation was a “big success militarily”, former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said that if the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif had not visited the US, the Pakistani Army would have “conquered” 300 square miles of India.  

He defended his action to launch the operation in Kargil in the wake of fresh allegations that he masterminded the intrusions.  Referring to Lt Gen (retired) Shahid Aziz’s allegations that he had kept other military commanders in the dark about the operation, Musharraf said, “Telling everyone about it was not necessary at all”.  He claimed Aziz had an “imbalanced personality” and had resorted to character assassination by making these accusations. 


“We lost the Kargil war, which was a big success militarily, because of (then premier) Nawaz Sharif…If he had not visited the US, we would have conquered 300 square miles of India,” Musharraf said in an interview with Express News channel.  Though Pakistan had initially claimed mujahideen were responsible for occupying strategic heights along the Line of Control in early 1999, Musharraf later revealed in his autobiography ‘In The Line Of Fire’ that regular Army troops had participated in the operation.  But Musharraf claimed the action in Kargil was a “localised” operation and not a major operation.  “Kargil was just one of many sectors under a Major General stationed in Gilgit, (who was) in charge of the area. Exchange of fire was routine there,” he claimed. Musharraf said he would not go so far as to accuse former premier Nawaz Sharif of betrayal but his decision to withdraw from Kargil was a mistake. (Musharraf still showed decency towards,Nawaz Sharif and did not expose the whole story of betrayal by PM)


Unknown-2“Nawaz lost a political front which we had won militarily,” he claimed.  The former general, who has been living in self-exile outside Pakistan since 2009, said the “prime consideration” for actions like the Kargil operation is security and secrecy.  “So the Army leadership decides who is to be informed and when. As the operation progressed and the proper time arrived, a briefing of the corps commanders was held,” he said.  Musharraf said he was “really astonished” that Aziz was writing about the events 10 years later.  Blaming the nation at this juncture, as Aziz had done, seems to be “part of a conspiracy”, he claimed.  “It was a tactical action that had a strategic importance in which no more than a few hundred persons were involved, but which engaged thousands on the Indian side and was of tremendous importance,” he claimed.  Musharraf justified Pakistani casualties in the conflict, claiming the country lost only 270 men against India’s 1,600 soldiers. 

Courtesy Press Trust of India



By Rashed Rahman

India has to mask its initial intelligence failure by regaining the peaks regardless of heavy casualties. Both sides need a face-saving way out. Since early May there has been a see-saw military, political and diplomatic struggle between the two Subcontinental protagonists, Pakistan and India. Islamabad’s position has been that the guerrillas who have captured the heights overlooking the Drass-Kargil-Leh road, are Kashmiri freedom fighters struggling for their long-denied right of self-determination. 


India eventually decided, after examining the pros and cons of widening the conflict across the Line of Control (LoC) or even across the international border, on a strategy of containment within the narrower objective of regaining the Kargil heights. This narrower framework meant higher casualties on the Indian side because of the difficulty of traversing slopes against dug-in defenders where the terrain offers no cover. New Delhi calculated that it does have the political will and military morale, despite the heavy casualties, and can sustain the cost in human and material terms. A near-consensus domestically and the willingness of the Indian military command to accept constraints allowed India to continue with an operation in which it suffered disproportionately heavy casualties. With regard to Pakistan, the intriguing question is whether the Kargil heights seizure was part of the normal stepping up of guerrilla activity during summer, or whether it had more ambitious objectives. If it were the former, little can be added, except to mention in passing a failure of Indian intelligence. The guerrillas’ presence was only discovered by accident when two Indian army patrols happened to spot them. The true extent of the guerrilla presence did not sink in until the Indian army had carried out an aerial survey of the area, which revealed that between 400 to 700 guerrillas had seized the heights. This could have put them in a position in any future war to threaten the sole overland logistics link with the Indian forces deployed in Siachen, i.e. the Srinagar-Drass-Kargil-Leh road. But the Kargil seizure could have other strategic objectives with military, political and diplomatic dimensions. Militarily, if the seizure could be maintained for a reasonable period of time and at least until winter sets in, it could open up possibilities of forcing either an Indian withdrawal from Siachen, or a trade-off between the Kargil heights and the Siachen Glacier. Politically, it could reflect the impatience in Islamabad with lack of progress in bilateral discussions on Kashmir under the Lahore Declaration process after the fall of the BJP government in end-April. Despite the fact that Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee of India heads a caretaker government until elections are held in September-October, the hope may have been to force New Delhi back to the negotiating table in a serious mode. Diplomatically, since the bilateral process had not yielded results, an internationalisa-tion of the Kashmir issue may have been sought to bring it back onto the frontburner. If we assume for the sake of argument that all or some of these objectives formed part of the Pakistani thrust into Kargil, or at least were taken on board once things hotted up on the Line of Control, we can examine the results achieved or likely to be achieved in the foreseeable future and then draw up a balance sheet of gains and losses. Missing Kashmir for Kargil Militarily, the inherent difficulty of holding on to the Kargil heights in the face of overwhelming firepower and numbers has become a key question as the battle drags on. India has weighed the costs of heavy casualties against the bigger costs of potentially adverse international intervention if the conflict is widened. It has relied on the political consensus to hold on to Kashmir no matter what the cost, which informs its domestic political spectrum (the weak and scattered chinks of rationality represented by liberal opinion notwithstanding). India’s slow but definite gains against the guerrillas have produced collateral pressures for a withdrawal of the guerrillas from what is turning into a suicidal mission. The political timing of the Kargil seizure, if the idea was indeed to force New Delhi back to serious negotiations, could not have been worse. A caretaker government heading into an election was hardly likely to be in a position to negotiate, let alone offer any flexibility or concession on such a major issue. There has been speculation in the Indian press after the visit to Pakistan by the US emissary General Anthony Zinni regarding proposals purportedly from Islamabad for India to allow safe passage to the guerrillas, quoting the precedent of the Hazrat Bal shrine siege. Whether these reports hold any water or not is not known. However, Western diplomatic pressure on Islamabad is mounting, especially after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Washington DC and London, and these could take various forms, economic, political, diplomatic. The dependence of the Pakistani economy on the goodwill of the West, and particularly the US, to keep foreign fund flows going makes Pakistan that much more vulnerable to ‘persuasion’. It goes without saying that such ‘persuasion’ seeks to maintain the status quo on Kashmir, while advocating peaceful negotiations. Pakistan’s experience indicates that retaining the status quo has always proved favourable to India. Any disturbance of New Delhi’s hold on Kashmir, even if partial or temporary, serves to refocus the attention of the global community on a long-neglected, festering wound. 


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