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Emergency

03 November, 2007

The imposition of emergency announced by President General Pervez Musharraf in his capacity as Army Chief has put to rest the rumors circling around the country for the past few weeks.

President Gen Pervez Musharraf in his capacity as Army Chief under article 232 of the constitution announced the imposition of emergency. All civil rights from article 232 till 237 have been suspended.

Prime Minister and Cabinet members would continue to perform their duties while Senate, National Assembly, and provincial assemblies would remain intact.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has been removed from his post as army troops take control of the Supreme Court.

All communication contacts have been cut off mobile and Internet services have been suspended and private TV channels transmission closed down.

The army has taken control of the federal capital and a large number of troops and rangers have been deployed at public places, embassies and other key government installations. More than 1000 troops of frontier constabulary have been summoned to maintain security.

1)Is this act justified at such a crucial time?
2)Will emergency help curbing Extremism and fundamentalism?
3)Is this the end of a free Judiciary?

Reader Comments:

Setup

I am pleased the effort of this government to maintain the process of growth in this country. India Rupee value is stronger against the dollar and right this minutes Pakistan is also climbing the same route with India. I am pretty sure if these politicians still think that they can compete against the rest of the world they must show some respect to the effort of this government. Its all fall to the money situation or make this country poor and the people even worst. Pakistan will soon become the strongest of all, the moneymaking country of the world and I think it was the effort of some external and much internal influence to stop the process of growth. I convey to my fellow Pakistanis to stand up and support Musharaff to continue his ideas. India on the verge of economic giant and Pakistan will soon loose the ground and will fail to catch up the competitions all around the world. Pretty soon the nuclear status where we need to keep maintenance will fall apart and people must realized that at that time we must forget the dream of Kashmir forever. I only hope to see the these politicians realized and the chief justice who is using his own influence not to interact with the present government of Pakistan. The past records of Pakistan economy show growth indicator to their highest and it really worries some part of the countries specially India. If Pakistan wants to live than people of Pakistan must support this government regardless of chief justice and the corrupted politicians. For Islamic fundamentalist we have no room for those people they must learn to live like the Muslims living all over the world in harmony and peace. People must reject the teaching of Madrassas and don’t make issues of Islam. Families send their kids for higher educations in schools where they must learn the modern education to build their future and strong economies. Part of being a Muslim they must be regular in their prayers and religious activities on their own by going to mosque, they don’t need these guidance of Mowlanas but from Allah who will show them the path of righteousness. Let us be strong and see ourselves moving forward by thinking the most educated way of lives given to us. We have a gold mine in Baluchistan province of Pakistan and we need to explore it, may be this time we can make this part of Pakistan better than the Dubai. I hope they have nothing to do with this unrest situation in Pakistan. At this period of time you have to be really careful and maintain your distance with some of your friends country who may have different idea than yours. Pakistan is now smart and will not let this setup of self destruction to be happened anytime.

Aslam Sheikh, Pakistan - 06 November, 2007

However messy democracy is, the notion that a small band of people know better than everyone or are more patriotic than everyone else is pretty scary and demonstrate not what is wrong with democracy but with this band of utterly corrupt and dishonest politician wannabes.

The folks in Pakistan should not let this action stand.

Haza, United Kingdom - 06 November, 2007

Can some one tell me, if the presidency is illegal then how come this judiciary becomes legal which has also been installed by the same illegal president.

I have never seen SCJ taking an active role in the politics of the country, how does this SCJ and from where he gets this notion that he has the power to do that and entice public as well as officers of the court to create problems in the country. His very act makes him a rebel and a criminal.

Richard Rai, United Kingdom - 07 November, 2007

Pakistan first-letter two

PAKISTAN'S GEO STRATEGY AND ITS LOCATION ON THE CROSS ROADS OF ENERGY ROUTES AND PLANNED LINK UPS, PAKS AND THEIR MILITARY IS NEEDED LIKE FISH NEEDING WATER FOR SURVIVAL.

THOSE FEW PEOPLE,OUTSIDE AND INSIDE,MAY HAVE THOUGHTS OF THE FINANCIAL AND MILITARY CUT OFF TO PAKISTAN AS SELF APPEASING.THE FACTS DICTATE OTHERWISE.

PAK MILITARY IS STRONG AND HAS NUKES AND THE SECRETS LIE WITHIN MILITARY FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THE NATION FROM ANY FOREIGN ILL-ATTACK.

FIRST PAKISTAN HAS MUCH MITIGATED ITS ANIMOSITY WITH INDIA, AND DECLARING OF EMERGENCY DOES NOT POSE FOREIGN THREAT.THE THREAT WILL BE THERE IF PAKS LOOSE THEIR NUKES.

AND PAK EMERGENCY DECLARED BY MUSHARRAF HAS ITS VERY SOFT TOUCH THAT IS LIMITED TO ONLY SOFT PRISONS AND MINOR AND MITIGATED LATHI CHARGE IN VERY WORSE CASES.YOU CAN MAKE FEW LOOSE THEIR JOBS WITH HEALTHY RETIREMENT COMPENSATION.AND THAT WON'T MAKE THE POWER DENIED AND THOROUGHLY POLITICIZED FEW GOING ON THE STREET TO DRAW BLOOD.THERE IS NO BLOOD SPILLED BY MUSHARRAF OF THOSE WHO DID NOT WALK WITH GUNS.IN THE SAME FASHION,THOSE DISENCHANTED FEW WON'T BE DANGEROUS AS THEY HAVE ONLY AGITATED VERBAL SHOUTS AND NO SHOOTS.THE WHOLE THING WILL SUBSIDE WITH TIME AS NO BODY IN THIS CASE HAS USED GUNS AND KNIVES.

WE ARE LUCKY AND HAPPY TO SAY THAT MUSHARRAF IS A MOUSE BY SADDAM STANDARD. SADDAM WAS NOTORIOUS FOR SHOOTING, WITH EVEN HIS OWN HANDS, THOSE WHO DID NOT AGREE WITH HIM.HE HAD ORDERS TO JAIL AND EVEN SHOOT THE COMMON PEOPLE WHO FAILED TO SAY,"SADDAM IS GREAT" ON THE VERY LOOKS AT THOUSANDS OF HIS PICTURES AND POSTERS DECORATED IN CITIES FOR ACID TEST OF PUNISHING THOSE WHO DID NOT PRAISE HIM WHILE LOOKING AT HIS POSTERS.THE SAME, THOUGH OF LESS INTENSITY, HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT OTHERS.SO PAKS CAN LIVE WITH MOUSE MUSHARRAF THAN HAVING A SNAKE LIKESADDAM IN THE HOUSE.IT IS ALLTOGETHER A DIFFERENT SHOW IF SOME ONE TAKES ON EVEN MILITARY WITH DEADLIEST GUNS.EVEN THERE MR KIANI, THE MILITARY BOSS,IS TALKING OF MAXIMUM RESTRAINTS.

LET US NOT FORGET THAT FOREIGN,INDIAN AND OTHERS,GUNS AND OTHER SUPPLIES HAVE ENTERED IN PAK TERRITORY IN LARGE QUANTITIES TO PUT GASOLINE ON SOME UNFORTUNATE FIRE OF OURS.

THINGS ARE IMPROVING EVEN THERE AS OUR OWN SOLDIERS IN MANY CASES HAVE OPTED TO SURRENDER TO OUR OWN PEOPLE HOSPITALITY THAN PUTTING ITCHY FINGER ON THE TRIGGER.SOME FEW AND ODD REPORTS WILL BE INSHALLAH SOON PAST WITH OUR TRIBALS AND SWAT EMBRACING MUTUALLY WITH OUR BUTTRESSING ARMY.

PAKS HAVE THE GRANDEST GEO POLITICAL LOCATION AND IT IS DESPERATELY NEEDED BY ALL. AMERICA HAS ALREADY TALKED OF NOT COMMITTING THAT FOLLY DESPITE THE EMERGENCY. THE WEST HAS VERY PRECARIOUS ENERGY SECURITY PROBLEM THAT WILL HAVE A MAKE OR BREAK IN IRAQ-KUWAIT CASE. AMERICA HAS TO LIVE WITH STRESSED BALANCING ACTS BETWEEN THE BIGGEST MIDDLE EAST POWER OF TURKEY AND BETWEEN ITS MAIN SURVIVAL SUPPORT OF KURDS.THIS IS GOING TO BE WRENCHING BRAINS OF AMERICA ALL THE TIME.I HAVE HEARD FALLUJA SUNIS IN CANADA SAY THAT THEY WILL EAT KUWAIT AFTER AMERICA IS GONE BECAUSE KUWAIT WAS THE LAUCHING PAD OF IRAQ'S INVASION IN BOTH THE GULF WARS.THE SHIAS OF IRAQ THINK MORE ABOUT IRAN THAN AMERICA.THE ONLY TOUGH FIGHTERS OF IRAQ OTHER THAN SADDAM'S SUNIS OF FALUJA ARE THE KURDS,WHO ARE GIVEN MORE POWERS THAN ANY BODY ELSE IN IRAQ EVEN WHEN THEY ARE ONLY 20 PERCENT OF POPULATION LIKE FALLUJA- SADDAM SUNIS.EVEN THE PRESIDENT JALAL TALABANI IS A KURD.EVEN THE GRAND HERO OF ISLAM,NAMED SALLDIN AYUBI,HIMSELF BEING A KURDISH,DID NOT GIVE HOMELAND TO KURDS FOR THE FEAR THAT IT WOULD DESTABILIZE ALL MIDDLE EAST. NOW AMERICA HAS GIVEN MAXED AUTONOMY TO KURDS WHICH MAKES THEM AT EASE AND FREE TO TRY FOR GREATER HOMELAND BY KILLING AND ATTACKING TURKISH TROOPS AND WITH INCURSIONS MORE FREELY TO BREAK APART AND FINISH OFF TURKEY.

NOW,TURKEY,IRAN AND SYRIA ARE GETTING CLOSER,EVEN TALKING OF GETTING ALIGNED AGAINST AMERICA'S ONLY AND ONLY REAL SUPPORT OF 20 PERCENT IRAQI POPULATION OF KURDISH ORIGIN.

THESE KURDISH PEOPLE,LIKE FALUJA SUNIS AND THE AFGHAN-PAK PASHTOONS AND HAZARAS LOVE FIGHTING MORE THAN ANY THING ELSE.THEY ARE KNOWN IN HISTORY FOR THAT EVEN BEFORE THE TIME OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT.

WITH AMERICA FACED WITH VERY TOUGH NUT,RATHER IMPOSSIBLE TO CRACK,FACING THE ENERGY SECURITY OF THE WEST.17 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL OUT OF AMERICA'S TOTAL USE OF 21 MUILLLION BARRELS PER DAY REFINING CAPACITY IS IMPORTED AND AT 90 DOLLARS PER BARREL COSTS MORE THAN HALF TRILLION DOLLARS OF ITS TRILLION DOLLARS ANNUAL TRADE DEFICIT.DOLLAR IS DOWN MRE BECAUSE OF ENERGY IMPORTS OF AMERICA RATHER THAN WAR IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN PUT TOGETHER.

AMERICA WILL NEED PAKS IN WHAT EVER ATTACHMENT-LOOSE OR BINDING,AND IT WILL COST MONEY OUT FROM AMERICA TO PAKISTAN.AND CHINA AND OTHERS ARE READY TO SNAP THE OPPORTUNITY.

SO,PAK DOWN DREAMERS DO NOT HAVE MUCH LUCK OF PAKS FINANCIAL SUFFERINGS BECAUSE OF THIS VERY SOFT ACTED AND EVEN SOFTER MAINTAINED EMERGENCY.

EVEN THE LAWYERS AND JUDGES NOT HAPPY,WILL THINK WISE.


Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 07 November, 2007

Final litmus test

Final litmus test on policies of Benazir

It is almost six years that leaders of PPP and particularly Benazir under the table not only negotiating with dictatorship but also taking certain compensations from government. It is not a good time to count such personal advantages or number of occasions which Benazir and PPP leaders have swept. But after each occasion almost all beneficiaries denied any personal gains, and claimed to be receiving certain advantages on merits.
Advantage of doubt to all PPP beneficiaries was given in positive sense, but peoples by heart had a feeling that there is no difference between dacoits of Kacah area of Sindh and PPP leaders. Both use grease to slip from the hands and paint black color on face to hide identity.
All PPP leaders are continuously claiming restoration of 1973 constitution and democracy in the country. Now time has come to prove such claim.

Litmus Test:

1. Gen Musharraf has called 44th session of National Assembly today (Wednesday) in the Parliament House under Article 54(1) of the constitution.
2. Same Gen Musharraf has suspended constitution at the time of imposing emergency (Martial Law) a few days back.
3. National Assemblies were elected under the constitution of 1973.
4. Same National Assembly will now governed by Provincial Constitutional Order (PCO).
5. Speaker National Assembly Ch: Amir Husain and all the members took oath under the constitution of 1973.
6. All lawmakers have no obligation of PCO, as they are bound to obey only 1973 constitution, and PPP member parliaments have no exclusion and those were elected under same constitution(of 1973).
7. All lawmakers took oath and receiving salaries and benefits under the 1973 constitution.
8. Speaker of the National Assembly is committing crime by convening the National Assembly under PCO; constitution is suspended and there is no meaning of using one clause for personal reasons, it is a joke with constitution. Second crime is to endorse the imposition of the emergency.
PPP should now be ready for laboratory test:
Benazir has reached Islamabad; she is continuously refusing any deal, impact of NRO which cost nation $1.5 billion and later suspended by Supreme Courts, her departure to Dubai right before a few hours of Martial Law, landing right after Martial Law and at the same time free hand at Islamabad Air Port, cheering crowd, and video footings are viewed as suspicious activities, which could only be enjoyed by love ones in present circumstances when thousand are in prison.
Benazir says that 1973 constitution was introduced by her Papa. Now it is judgment day for ordinary peoples that whether Benazir will allow PPP parliamentarians to join 44th session of National Assembly after suspension of Papa’s 1973 constitution.
If PPP parliamentarians will join National Assembly convened in the absence of 1973 constitution, endorsed with PCO, polluted with emergency and approved by hypocrite sycophants and political orphans like Ch: Shujaat Husain, Ijaz ul Haq, Omar Ayub, Sh; Rashid, and other fundamentalists, then we have no choice to accept all stories of deal since 2000 and onward (2000’s deal was confirmed by Indian press during her and Zardari’s visit to Ajmer, India).
It will confirm rift with Aitzaz Ahsan who has sent to prison for his role in restoration of justice. It will also confirm hypocrisy of Latif Khosa, Babar Awan, Raja Pervez, Jahangir Badar, Raza Rabbani and other leaders who take name of struggle for constitution and democracy with the frequency of ten words per minute.
This is final litmus check; if PPP failed this test then people have no choice to believe that Benazir is in concert for $1.5 billion only.

Earthman
International Professor











International Professor, Pakistan - 07 November, 2007

Pervez out of order

Desperate to hold onto power, Pervez Musharraf has discarded Pakistan’s constitutional framework and declared a state of emergency. His goal? To stifle the independent judiciary and free media.

Artfully, though shamelessly, he has tried to sell this action as an effort to bring about stability and help fight the war on terror more effectively. Nothing could be further from the truth. If Pakistan’s history is any indicator, his decision to impose martial law may prove to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Musharraf appeared on the national scene on Oct. 12, 1999, when he ousted an elected government and announced an ambitious nation-building project. Many Pakistanis, disillusioned with Pakistan’s political class, remained mute, thinking that he might deliver.

The 9/11 attacks on America brought Musharraf into the international limelight as he agreed to ditch the Taliban and support the United States-led war on terror.

Although the U.S. viewed Musharraf as an agent of change, he has never achieved domestic legitimacy, and his policies were seen as rife with contradictions. For example, he made alliances with Islamist political forces (who in 2004 voted for constitutional changes legitimizing his position and actions). At the same time, he sidelined moderate political leaders.

Last March, Musharraf took his boldest step, removing the chief justice of the Supreme Court, Iftikhar Chaudhry. To the surprise of many, hundreds of thousands of ordinary people demanded the rule of law and the supremacy of the constitution, emboldening the judiciary and changing the country’s political dynamic. In a ruling that Musharraf had little choice but to accept, the Supreme Court itself reinstated the chief justice in July.

Subsequently, the energized judiciary continued ruling against government decisions. Government officials were held accountable for actions that were usually beyond the reach of the law, ranging from brutal beatings of journalists, to illegal confinement for national security.

Musharraf and his allies tried to adjust to this new reality, but their patience ran out when the Supreme Court took up petitions against Musharraf’s decision to run for president. According to the constitution (promulgated in 1973 by an elected parliament), a serving military official cannot run for an elected office. While Musharraf announced that he would leave his military position if he was elected president, his track record of reneging on his promises haunted the judiciary.

Legally cornered, Musharraf has now decided to abandon constitutionality, removing the leading judges of the Supreme Court and provincial high courts and putting curbs on the media. Lawyers, human rights activists and political leaders have since been arrested.

There is widespread public resentment in response to these moves. Rather than taking responsibility for the deteriorating security situation (as evidenced by suicide bomb attacks) and the increasing Talibanization of the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, Musharraf has blamed the judiciary and media.

Musharraf’s popular support is at its lowest ebb. Pakistan’s armed forces - repeated targets of suicide bombers - have become demoralized. It is difficult to imagine them standing with Musharraf should civil conflict erupt. Nor can a weak, embattled, Musharraf be expected to fight Islamic militancy effectively or bring political stability to Pakistan.

Opposition political parties are drawing closer together, and human rights bodies, media associations and lawyers’ organizations are expected to defy the emergency orders. Terrorists may also benefit by attacking a preoccupied army and political forces aligned with Musharraf. In the event of sustained protests and potential violence, top military commanders may decide to send Musharraf home - a decision that would not be unprecedenteed in Pakistan’s chronically turbulent history

Hassan Abbas, United Kingdom - 07 November, 2007

all of them are thieves

ALLAH hi pooche ga

m owais sharif, Pakistan - 07 November, 2007

Emergency

Free judiciary, very good but how terrorists can be freed?
Mr.Chudhary was installed back but sabotaging the government through lawyers demostrations.
BB had a mutual agreement with the goverment but telling the mass to revolt,break public property.
Lawyers were to respect sc's decision after mr.CH was back in the sc but they were still on the streets.Pakistan is very different,stronger and prosperous country than eight years ago.It seems to me like no one is ready to accept these facts. We have to judge the health of Pakistan's economy with economic indicators those are much better than eight years ago.There is someone there who can ponder about these realities? All these politicians and lawyers have their own agenda. My dear fellow countrymen beware of them

arshad, Belarus - 07 November, 2007

emergency

Emergency has nothing to do with instability or integrity of Pakistan but everything to do with Musharraf to hold on to both posts of presidency & COAS. He will go any length to stay in power. Only way he can be ousted if military goes against him, agitations and political uprisings are totally useless!

a s ahmed, Pakistan - 08 November, 2007

WHERE IS OIC?


More than any other community in the world, Muslims believe in religion based unity and brotherhood. This belief is based on the assumption that “brothers should come to the aid of brothers in the time of (brother’s) need.” Based on this version terms like “The Muslim World” and its interests and the “Assault on the Muslim world and Pakistan by the non Muslim World and media" are highlighted. Pakistanis seem to have a peculiar role in this concept. They want the rich Muslims (read oil rich Arabs) to offer generous financial support and the not so rich Muslims (who out number the rich Muslims) to offer emotional and moral support in Pakistan’s many sided problems especially the one with India. And Pakistanis feel they are superior to everyone else in the world, including everyone in the Muslim World and out of it.

In this context is it not relevant to inquire - What is the OIC’s position on Pakistan’s current crisis? What opinions have been offered by the rulers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Iran etc.? Why is the OIC silent?




A. V. Rao, United Kingdom - 08 November, 2007

Dollar's Fall Collapses the American Empire.

The American empire is being unwound on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. The year is two months from being over, but already in 2007, despite the touted "surge," deaths of US soldiers are the highest of any year of the war.

The Taliban are the ones who are surging. They have taken control of a third district in Western Afghanistan. Turkey and the Kurds are on the verge of turning northern Iraq into a new war zone, another demonstration of American impotence.

Bush's wars have endangered America's puppet regimes. Bush's Pakistani puppet, Musharraf, is fighting for his life. By resorting to "emergency rule" and oppressive measures, Musharraf has intensified his opposition. When Musharraf falls, thanks to Bush, the Islamists will have nukes.

American generals used to say that the wars Bush started in the Middle East would take 10 years to win. On Oct. 31 General John Abizaid, former commander of US forces in the Middle East, put paid to that optimistic forecast. Speaking at Carnegie Mellon University, Gen. Abizaid said it would be 50 years before US troops can leave the Middle East.

There is no possibility of the US remaining in the Middle East for a half century. The dollar and US power are already on their last legs, unbeknownst to Democratic leaders Pelosi and Reid who are preparing yet another blank check for Bush's latest request for $200 billion in supplementary war funding.

There isn't any money with which to fund Bush's lost war. It will have to be borrowed from China.

The Romans brought on their own demise, but it took them centuries. Bush has finished America in a mere 7 years.

Even as Gisele throws off the dollar's hegemony, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Columbia are declaring independence of the IMF and World Bank, instruments of US financial hegemony, by creating their own development bank, thus bringing to an end US suzerainty over South America.

An empire that has lost its backyard is finished.



gulam fareed, Pakistan - 08 November, 2007

Stop the blame game!

lets stop blaming America for all of our problems...and take responsibilty for our very own misdoings...lets wake up from our slumber sleep!

Shan, Ukraine - 09 November, 2007

Join hands in struggle

It is important to note that before Pakistan may fall in the final ditch of long term civil war, join hands to push out barbaric tyrant for ever.
Please support:
• Lawyer’s movement of restoration of justice
• Human Right’s movement of civil liberties
• Media’s movement of restoration of free speech
• Political movement of restoration of democracy
Don’t let die sacrifices of Chief Justice, Justices of Supreme Courts, High Courts, Lower Courts, Bar Associations and Lawyers.
Don’t let die movement of restoration of human rights and civil liberties.
Overseas Pakistani’s may help Pakistani media channels, please get local connections to support them financially.
Politicians must get rid of ego problem, please set aside differences of ideologies for the time being to give final push to wolves appointed by neo-imperialists.
Next war against peoples will be under cover of sectarian and ethnicity:
Generals have a plan to convert Pakistan in next Iraq for their vested interests:
1. There will be sectarian killings
2. Target killings of politicians
3. Bomb blats in public meetings
4. Fake threatening letters, warnings and messages to Journalists, politicians and clergy will be sent.
5. New videos of Osama will be circulated (Made in Ojhri Camp)
All religious, political parties, activists belonging to different ideologies must understand that next appointments on major sensitive posts will be given to notorious extremists and criminals, be patient and watch every move carefully.Don’t start blaming each other, safety first and keep eye on known enemy. That is what fascist government likes to implement to make Pakistan another Iraq or Algiers; division among society is back bone of fascism.
All scholars, intellectuals and writers must be aware of agents who will restart campaign to divide public on the name of modernity and conservatives.
Pakistanis living abroad could approach respective governments to pressurize fascist dictator.
Media owners must revise their policies and stop playing in the hands of government agencies and pressure groups for the sake of financial benefits. Point out lifafa journalists and columnists belonging to different gangs, bye cot such black sheep who want to divide society.
Political leaders must take lead in supporting families of political workers, lawyers and activists of civil society in who have been sent to prison.
Every body is ready to take lead in support to Benazir’s call for re-establishment of constitution, rule of law and restoration of genuine Chief Justice and other honest justices:
PPP leaders must adopt open policy, stop negotiations, and kick NRO.
Think why PPP’s present policies are suspicious. Try to rectify them for the sake of confidence building, communicate with peoples, and don’t believe in secret dialogue with Govt. Take in to confidence PPP devoted workers.
History has given a great chance to PPP, which can lead country towards democracy.
If Benazir want to catch moments of history, she must act as true politicians and join hands with all parties immediately before time may leave every politician in sorrow, every body must understand that each Pakistani has the same human rights, nobody is criminal till convicted by courts (except PCO brand fraud courts)
(See Paer 2)

Earthman, Pakistan - 09 November, 2007

Join hands in struggle -2

Keep in mind that existing Fauji junta will never give up financial benefits, lavish life style, and luxurious pomp and show. To maintain their present comfort abilities they need some agenda to divide public on non-issues and to keep continuous flow of dollars from Washington, they need some grounds to fool American and Pakistani peoples simultaneously.
Fascist Mush needs a kick to remove his uniform and agree for fair and free elections only if nation is united and sincere for the restoration of rule of law and establishment of democratic institutions.
Remember neo-cons and neo-imperialists want to implant a permanent sycophant on Pakistan for long term goals.
Think about missing persons, state terrorism, abductions, secret prisons, massacres, bomb blasts, target killings and rude, ruthless Pakistan Army’s hungry and greedy generals.
If you want to get rid of war lords, like terrorists of MQM, Criminal mind Gugrat mafia,
descendents of dictators and establishment, Military intelligence (MI), ISI and Intelligence Bureau (IB), lifafa journalists, foreign funded PhD’s, and serving or retired F.A. pass Fauji officers, then come forward, Mush require last push.
Remember it will be success of fascist gang, if media will be divided like they successfully divided political parties and judiciary.
Forget United States and western countries, if they want to be fooled by a cunning dictator, it is their mistake, we have served our duty to let them inform that if they will finance fascist dictator and over load him with lethal weapon, those will be used against citizens and money will be distributed among generals, as such they will loose support of Pakistani public for ever.
Earthman
International Professor


Earthman, Pakistan - 09 November, 2007

The so called intellectuals

These few drawing room strategists have painted a very wrong picture of pakistan.i think they know nothing about the ground situation.America and west is secrectly working in hand with some political forces to create the turmoil in pakistan,divide its military,and then in the garb that its nuclear assests will fall in wrong hands are trying to take out our nuclear assests.comon peole wake up,see ur enemies they r also amogst us,and this ediot saif i am sure havent had an honour to give a little to his country but his sick thoughts.these intelligensia feel proud talking against their country.look what the army has done for us ,they have built pakistan when nawaz sharif left us into a mess,we were about to b declared bankrupt,it was musharraf who with his able leadership took pakistan forward.pakistan media is not reporting crises but creating crises,the people like dr shahid masud,hamid mir,talat hussain need to show their financial details how much they r getting for destabalizing pakistan.pakistani nation is proud of its army and its country ,these enemies of pakistan should try their hearts out but INshaALLah we will prevail.

zaheer, Pakistan - 09 November, 2007

The Enemy with IN

salam every one,i want to draw ur attention to the destablazing role which our media has played in the last few months,although they r making lots of money these days for creating news,but they have demoralized our nation.look at CNN,BBC,Indian channels,although they are little independent when it comes to certain social issues but they work srtictly in the frame work of the national security perimeters.when 3000 of muslims were massacred in gujrat did their channels showed even one dead body,when America attacked Iraq CNN and BBC joined tha campaign of lies,when ahmedi najad casted his doubts about the holocast how the western media went against him.although the pakistani media paypackaged have doubled rather tripled in recent days but they rnt partriotic anymore.every individual or organization which has financial interests is driven by a capital lust.they r showing dead bodies ,taking sides unnessary,resorting to yellow journalism,presentind the doom day svcenarios ,no body talks aboput the progress we have made,see Gwadar port,see coatal highways,see the developed motorways,see the gret work higher education commision is doing ,see the progress in defence field,see the RAAd missles,see the F17 thunders,see the al khalid tanks,see the auguta submarines,see the fragirates being developed in pakistan.donot demoralize ur nation for heaven sake dont play in the hand of our enemies who want to destabalize pakistan

zaheer lali, Pakistan - 09 November, 2007

THIS is unsustainable and cannot last. You can’t mock the heavens and think there will be nothing to pay for it.

These are the acts of desperate men who know that their moment in the sun is up, from whose fingers power is slipping but who want to stave off the inevitable.

Irony is that by their desperate actions they may have brought the inevitable nearer. Sometimes a crisis has to intensify and contradictions have to sharpen before a solution opens up. Our man on horseback by one desperate lunge has brought everything into the open, so brilliant the masterstroke of Nov 3 that he and his increasingly glum supporters are on one side and the entire nation on the other. Folly can’t get any better than this.

The Constitution has been packed up and judges whose integrity rankled with Army House have been sent home (or rather confined to quarters) because their lordships were lenient with terrorists. Or so we are told. As the entire world knows by now, the two judges who released Lal Masjid students (or ‘terrorists’) on bail, Abbasi and Khokar, continue to be judges in the revamped Supreme Court. Abbasi was most zealous in taking up the cases of the Lal Masjid brigade. Wonder why.

Something more odd happened just a day after the trashing of the Constitution: the hush-hush release of over 20 men on Nov 4 accused of planning suicide bombings, and their handing over to the militant commander, Baitullah Mehsud, in return for the release of over 200 captured army personnel. Included in this number was Sohail Zeb, Mehsud’s cousin, caught allegedly with a suicide jacket on. How would this help the fight against terrorism?

No one is fooled by this spin. The knives out on Nov 3 were meant for the Supreme Court because an adverse verdict was expected regarding our man on horseback’s presidential ambitions. But what have the knives actually done? The judiciary may have been purged but the ousted judges have been taken into the hearts of the Pakistani nation.

All of them — Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, Bhagwandas, Ramday, Javed Iqbal (his stock sky-high), all those in the Supreme Court and the various high courts who have refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitution Order — are today the undisputed heroes of the Pakistani nation.

Time was when Pakistan had few people to be proud of. Now so many, a whole string of men of integrity and principle who we can look up to, that counting has become difficult. Never was it truer that to the darkest clouds there can be a silver lining. This may be a bleak moment in our history — indeed, perhaps the bleakest — but it has brought out some of the best in the Pakistani nation.

This is not the first PCO in Pakistan’s history but the first to be so openly and widely resisted, the first to draw such widespread condemnation and ridicule. In times past judges used to be so many circus performers eagerly leaping through the loop of a PCO. This time the great majority of them have treated it with the contempt such an unholy instrument deserves.

The call sounded earlier this year that this was a ‘defining moment’ in our collective lives may therefore not be all that forlorn or irrelevant. The nation faces a test and a challenge, an opportunity that could yet define our future.

So the last thing we should be guilty of is to lose heart or give way to despair, or say that Pakistan is a doomed enterprise from which nothing good can come. These are the counsels of defeat. This is the only homeland we have and seeing it fail or collapse is not a luxury we can afford.

When Afghanistan was ravaged by strife and civil war, millions of Afghans sought refuge in Pakistan. If, God forbid, because of the folly and greed of ambitious and shortsighted souls clinging to power something happens to Pakistan, where will we go? We can’t trek beyond the Himalayas and we can’t set up tented villages across the Indian border. We have no choice but to see that the experiment called Pakistan — even if ridden for most of its history by incompetent, second-rate horsemen — succeeds.

Therefore, as my Lord the Chief Justice, Iftikhar Chaudhry, said in his telephonic address to the lawyers of the Islamabad bar (while he was under detention), the tocsin of defiance must sound, the masses must make their voices heard, the Constitution must be restored and horses running wild across the Pakistani landscape must be returned to their stables. (He didn’t actually say the last but you get my meaning.)

The people of Pakistan are agitated, no doubt about this.

, Pakistan - 09 November, 2007

Agent Rulers..


Musharraf's Act of Desperation Shows that Time is Running Out for the "Democratic" Dictator and his Western Allies

The imposition of emergency rule in Pakistan last Saturday comes as no surprise to onlookers who have witnessed Musharraf's grip on power ebb away over the past few months.

Clearly suspecting that his recent re-election by the National Assembly last month while holding both the offices of President and Chief of Army Staff may have been ruled illegal by the Supreme Court, Musharraf imposed de facto martial law in a desperate bid to retain
power.


In a televised address to the nation, Musharraf cited the nationwide rise in terrorism and the interference of the judiciary in the running of government as the reasons for his drastic action. He stated that his decision was taken to protect Pakistan's sovereignty and that his overall aim was still to establish democracy at a future point in time. His actions since his speech have been to arrest all political opponents, shut down all independent media outlets and subject thousands of lawyers to brutal beatings at the hands of the police for demonstrating against his suspension of the constitution.

Musharraf also stated that he imposed emergency rule in order to prevent Pakistan from "committing suicide." Yet the truth is that after 8 years of supreme power, Musharraf has, by his own discription, brought Pakistan to its knees. By siding with the US in its War on Terror, Musharraf has polarised Pakistani society and weakened her strategically within the region. His unpopular policies of secularising the country, undermining the resistance in Kashmir, and setting the army upon the citizens of Waziristan and the Northern regions have caused divisions at every level of Pakistani society including within the army. Indeed, his inability to allow political expression by opposition groups or criticism of his policies by the judiciary has left him deeply unpopular and weakened. Ironically, Musharraf's suspension of the constitution, replacement the nation's chief judge and blacking out the independent media that refused to support him will only generate an environment that will foster greater support for militancy.

The imposition of a state of emergency is a last ditch attempt by Musharraf to cling on to power. Even after the desperate intervention of his close allies of the US and UK governments to save his regime by securing a marriage of convenience with the disgraced former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Musharraf's position has proven to be untenable. Clearly the deep concern expressed by the US and UK governments at the imposition of emergency rule is not that democracy has been further set back in Pakistan but rather that Musharraf's decision is likely to constitute the point of no return for his ailing premiership. Indeed, the mute responses from the US and UK governments indicate that they realise their loyal partner in their war on Islam was left with few options other than to stage another coup d'etat.

The Muslims of Pakistan can no longer allow the current cycle of failure to continue and must now take the opportunity to bring about not only a change of leadership but a change of system. The Khilafat system is the only hope remaining for Pakistan to bring about a national reconciliation in which the desire for Islam, representative governance and the respect for the rule of law are combined within a political system that unifies the people upon the basis upon which Pakistan was created-Islam. Furthermore, only the Khilafat system can rid Pakistan of the plaque of western interference which has played a key part in the failed politics of the past 60 years and bring about a true era of independence.















shams tabrazi, Pakistan - 09 November, 2007

OIC=FRAUD..

You ask where is oic??oic is a toothless fraud created to fool the muslim masses.so relax pakistan will come out of this mess soon.every pimp agent ruler will be kicked out OF islamic land.including the mass murdering invaders of iraq and afghanistan, you as a known hindu know islamic history.they have disgraced thier deen and culture by mimicking western culture.pakistan dose not need help of any outsider or oic.pakistan zinnaabbaad..sallam

gulam fareed, Pakistan - 09 November, 2007

Pakistan Army

From now on instead of Saluting and sending Salaams to Army & other uniformed security officials we should greet them by saying I hope 50 million such greetins will have some effect on some of them.and 3 days a week the whole country should stay home like on strike(thursday friday & saturday)this is the most passive form of protesting.


good luck to all my countrymen that that we will get rid of this selfish dictator and the army for good.Pakistan Zindabad .

S.Butt, Canada - 10 November, 2007

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