Junaid Jamshed’s AETIBAR — by Atif Aslam, a tribute to the legend
My Analysis – Imran Khan’s only crime is that he hypes up his momentum to such an extent that for the followers there is possibly no turning back – that is his style of aggressive politics – he believes in it truly down to his heart and then shares it with us all so convincingly, looking straight into the camera that the people love him for that…
He advocated “Investigate or Resign” from the very start – he got investigate – I think that was good … for Pakistan – because choosing the last resort of “resignation” … means bloodshed, military finger, unrest etc etc you can list out a gazillions more items – but to push the resignation button you have to be convincing enough of your threat to make that threat & its softer alternate a viable option – and he did that convincing enough
Who buckled – I think it was Sharif who buckled, as he has now been forced to let the SC take a sneak peak into his Panama Cleavage, which he was trying to hide for 7+ months and would played the tippy toe for another few years
Guest Blog by Zeeshan Khan (@ZeeshChohan)
Perhaps there was no better time to pen this down. With the rising tensions between India and Pakistan lately, the ‘online’ soldiers from both sides have grabbed their keyboards to administer the proceedings between both countries. As the DSL connections became more and more common, there emerged a whole new generation of political supporters. The generation for who the internet revolved around MIRC, msn etc was slowly but gradually politicized. Even at a time when ORKUT was creating a buzz in the online community of Pakistan, no one ever thought that this online space will once become a battleground for future political zealots. But then, they choose sides. Skip to 2015 and no one would have in their wildest imaginations thought that many political parties would have dedicated social media cells managing their online presence. Whether it’s good or bad, is a completely different debate? Just for the sake of argument, greater participation in the political process ensures a more vibrant political canvas. And yes politics is actually about influencing your thought process in some way, so it’s kind of fair too. Having said that, there is still something immensely wrong with this ‘participatory’ element in Pakistan?
During a recent online surfing marathon I came across this line in an article, the line goes like
“Developing your own honest, genuine political beliefs. Not because you want to sound smart at parties, but because as you get older, you’re starting to become less naive and more concerned about important issues that your country faces.”
Take a moment to vote for Nighat Dad as she has been honored with a nomination for the Dutch Human Rights Tulip Award.
With the grant she hopes to build a helpline for Cyber crime and Harassment, which is an ongoing issue and will continue to haunt us in the times to come – take a moment to support Pakistan – each vote brings Pakistan closer to a much needed Cyber Crime & Harassment center
She needs our help. We have to vote for her all this week to make sure she gets into the shortlist. Go to this link and press VOTE. Then wait for the validation email to come to you and follow the instructions. It’s that simple, but we don’t have much time to help her win. It would be a great honor for Pakistan if she does, and a way of saying thank you to Nighat Dad for all the work she does on our behalf.
Pakistan lost a legend on 22nd June 2016 – Amjad Sabri – it was even suspected back then that MQM was involved, yet they came in hordes to mourn with the Sabri family – little did they know then (many did suspect it at that time) but now some of the sector incharges have confessed to having killed this singing legend as he had refused to pay extortion money to MQM – Im at a loss for words !!!
ARY: Sources told ARY News that Shehzad Mulla, a sector incharge of MQM, confessed that six teams were constituted to murder Amjad Sabri. Four killers were involved in recce and target killing, according to Mulla.
MQM has assassinated thousands of people but they seem to be above the law – its finally time to hold these murdering hypocrites accountable for each drop of blood they have spilt on the streets of Karachi
OPEN LETTER TO COAS GENERAL RAHEEL SHARIF
August 27, 2016
General Raheel Sharif
Chief of Army Staff
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
I write to you directly, as you are duty bound not only to protect the physical frontiers of this country but also the ideological frontiers, which are currently under threat.
It is also not a hidden secret that MQM was created by former President General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq and further aided/facilitated by former President General Pervez Musharraf. Therefore, by default, the responsibility to clean up the mess created by your predecessors sadly falls on your shoulders.
There is no doubt, that recently Sind Rangers under the leadership of Maj. Gen Bilal Akbar has done a tremendous job in restoring relative peace to Karachi and apprehended miscreants and criminals of MQM and all other parties plus banned religious outfits. However, in the wake of Altaf Hussain’s speeches and Dr. Farooq Sattar’s press conferences thereafter, time has come to take serious action against MQM that includes a ban and to hold accountable all those who are still supporting them.