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Pakistan refuses Commonwealth observers

27 December, 2007

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Pakistan Foreign Office made it clear that the government was in no mood to accommodate observers from the Commonwealth at this juncture since it had suspended Pakistan’s membership.

Whereas, Pakistan will be hosting hundreds of foreign election observers, comprising Parliamentarians, NGO representatives, officials and media persons from several countries, including the US and the European Union, for the January 8 polls in the country.

Observer passes would give the visiting foreign monitors access to polling stations, the election officers and other stakeholders, he stated.

Keeping inview the above paragraphs what do you think

Q.1 Is it a good decision that Pakistan refused visas to Commonwealth observers?
Q.2 Should Pakisan become again Commonwealth member and allow its observers to monitor elections?
Q.3 Should Pakistan stay away from Commonwealth membership?

Reader Comments:

It is Indian Wealth

It is a very good decision made by Pakistan govt.
Recently so called common wealth have dropped Pakistan from its member right, quoting PCO as its reason.
Wher as CW has never questioned India who have incorporated emergency in its leagislation by introducing 'POTA' and 'TADA' alike amendments to its legislation.
in contrast the have installed an Indian to chair it.
Its a shame for the whole world how racisim and religous hate is promoted openly by CW and UN.
In last few days many churches had been burned and many Chritians have been kille din India under the protection of Indian Army!
State controlled media in India cannot dare to discuss such daily hate crimes against Indian minorities.
Don't you think its time for CW to issue a warning to India today?
Don't you think CW should put up Indian PM in international court of justice and tria him for the state sponsored genocides of recent Indian history?
CW is hijacked by Indians?

Siddique, Pakistan - 28 December, 2007

Tit for tat

IT IS ONLY YESTERDAY THAT THEY KICKED PAKISTAN OUT. WITH WHAT FACE THEY WANT TO COME TO PAKISTAN.

EVERY NATION HAS SOME SELF RESPECT. COMMONWEALTH IS NOT THE ISLAMIC WORLD OR CHINA OR AMERICA IN RESPECT BY AND FOR PAK NATION.

STAY AWAY YOU OLD ANDSICK COMMONWEALTH. TOUR HAY DAYS WERE OVER LONG TIME AGO.

Anwar Mahmood, Cameroon - 28 December, 2007

condolences

Bullets can kill a human body but not the spirit.
Yitzhak Rabin was shot dead, but his spirit is still alive among us.
My decent condolences to the family and people in Pakistan. Hope you can find the strength to continue her legacy.


Elad Sasson, Iraq - 29 December, 2007

Yes, they should not get the visa, as they were the quickest to terminate the membership.
No need to become member again we should get the strength as a nation that they force us to become member(DO NOT BEG).
If they offer Pakistan should join on our own term.

P khan, United Kingdom - 29 December, 2007

The Time is Ripe

It is known clearly to all like dawn that the series of political crisis cotinues since the formation of the state. It emerges with time in different forms just like a disease that falls and gets severe but not leaves body of the country. The only solution of getting rid of this political crisis and miseries is to shun the western form of democracy and say no to the political system, where every candidate spending a lot of money gets from village to village saying that he is the best man to be elected. And when one wins the seat sucks the money out of the blood of the poor folk. Nothing good is done to the ailing population. We should get any example of any one who is the candidate to become a Prime Minister for the service done for self, the country, or humanity. Just judge all the candidates like Molana, Nawaz Sharif, Asif Ali Zardari etc. Among them Asif Ali Zardari is the most special case who's service is not to be neglected with his horses taking jams and milk as diet in the Prime Minister House of an Islamic and poorly country.
Time is ripe now for the nation to bring a revolution and announce any other government system like Monarchy, Caliphate or Islamic council. The rigid mullaism is also not acceptable but some change is necessary and the cry of the day to tackle with the day to day killings, destruction and miseries.

Mohammad Shamaun Pasha, Pakistan - 30 December, 2007

Commonwealth

I think we all pakistani get to emotionals and make decisions on something that hurt us in a long run. This is a time of competitions and getting along with everybody else. If the people of pakistan understand the importance of vote than there is no reason to involve the outsider to monitor the situation. We look like now that we are trying to hide something from the world. Look at the neighbouring country India, they have change thier attitude and become successful in the world. We can do that too and get our nation educated instead of fighting within the system and destroying our own property. Somebody is dead is very important and we must all admit that we all going to die but again build something extraordinary before the death. This world now getting smaller and smaller and we all need to change and work towards the goal of educating our children. Commonwealth has many benefit that you can ever imagine, and we need to do whatever other countries getting benfit from. Abide with the policies of civilised world and grow and work hard to be on the top. India Currency rate versus Paksitan currency rate is big concern. Islam and Allah is great but worldly matters need to be taken care based on a different approach, fairly and within the law of the land and law of Allah. Please wake up people and understand the power of money and education, which now needed more than ever in Pakistan. I would like to address to build pakistan and what mistake made in the past can't be repeated. Please people and every individual of pakistan, this is time to stand up and face the true face of this world, which is growing faster than we can ever catch up into. We need to run, not walk, we need carry more but not less, we need to get united not fight with each other. Please do not try to punish an individual because we all are victim of the same system.

Aslam Sheikh, Pakistan - 01 January, 2008

No hurry.

PAKISTAN IS DOING OK WITHOUT THIS INDIA DOMINATED BODY.WE MUST TRUST AND PUT OUR FAITHS IN COUNTRIES THAT CARE ABOUT US.

THERE ARE SMALLER YET TRUELY SYMPATHETIC COUNTRIES LIKE TURKEY AND OTHER ISLAMIC NATIONS WHO REALLY LOVE US FROM THE HEART. THEN THERE ARE THE MIGHTY ONES LIKE CHINA AND AMERICA AND OTHERS, WHO ARE INTERESTED IN US AND REALLY DO HELP US OUT IN TIMES OF NEED.THEY EVEN WANT TO HANG AROUND US AND EVEN WITHIN US AS PARTNERS IN OUR VERY IMPORTANT GEO-STRATEGIC LOCATION.

WE HAVE HAD SOME INTERNAL PROBLEMS AND OUR OWN PEOPLE FROM INSIDE ARE TRYING AND SUCCEEDING VERY MUCH IN GETTING TO NORMALCY AND STABILITY THROUGH DEEP ROOTED LOVE OF THE COUNTRY AND THROUGH RECONCILLIATION AND COMPROMISE TOGETHER PROCESS.

SINCE NOW IN PROGRESSIVE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT PROVINCES WAY OUT WEIGHS THAN OUR FEW RE-DRESSIBLE DIFFERNCES, WE ARE EMBRACING EACH OTHER AGAIN.

THE NATION IS THANKFUL FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS TO MR ASIF ZARDARI AND BILAWAL BHUTTO FOR THEIR RECONCILLIATION AND FEDERATED STATEMENTS AND EFFORTS THAT HAVE DIFFUSED AND MITIGATED THE CRISIS TO MUCH DEGREE AND IN BRINGING CALM IN SINDH PROVINCE.AFTER ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE PAKISTANIS DEEP THROUGH TO THEIR HEARTS.

COMMONWEALTH ON THE OTHER HAND WAS TOO ITCHY TO FIRE THE SHOTS AT US WHILE OUR ISLAMIC BROTHERS FROM ALL ISLAMIC NATIONS WERE HELPING US TO BRING CALM AND HARMONY IN THE COUNTRY.YOU ONLY CALL THOSE YOUR FRIENDS WHO HELP US IN TIME OF NEEDS. THOSE WHO TURN THEIR FACES AWAY AND EVEN TRY OR REALLY PUSH YOU DOWN IN YOUR HOUR OF NEED ARE NO FRIENDS AND NOT TO TRUST.YOU ONLY HAVE LOOSE ATTACHMENT THAT COMES AND GOES WITH NO CONCERN.

EVEN CHINA AND AMERICA AND RUSSIA AND BRITAIN AND OTHERS WERE ON OUR SIDE IN PRINCIPLE TO HELP US STEER OUT OF CRISIS.THESE BIG POWERS HAVE THEIR OWN RESERVATIONS AND INTERESTS DUE TO THEIR OWN COMPELLING REASONS OF SURVIVAL IN GROWING ENERGY INSECURITY THAT IS HAUNTING THE WORLD. SOMETIMES THESE REASONS ARE OPPOSING AND SOMETIMES INTERPOSING. BUT PAKS HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE REASONS ARE PEASE POSING AND PEACE IMPOSING AND PEACE POISED AS WE ARE TOO SMALL TO GET CAUGHT IN GLOBAL BATTLE FOR ENERGY RESOURCES TO WHICH OUR COUNTRY HAS THE DISTINCT CONNECTIONS AND PATHWAYS.

PEACE COMES FIRST WITH NO GRUDGE OR ANIMOSITY OR ILL-FEELINGS AGAINST ANY NATION.WE MAY HAVE BEEN VICTIMIZED WITH SOME OR EVEN MUCH UPSETS OF INTERNAL PEACE IN ORDER TO KEEP THE BIGGER AND EXTERNAL PEACE ON BORDERS AND SOME BORDER AREAS WITHIN.

BUT, THE TRUE NATIONAL HEROES IN THIS NEED OF THE HOUR ARE MR ZARDARI AND HIS SON BILAWAL BHUTTO WHO HAVE BEEN THE KEY TO BRING BACK OUR SOUTHERN PART OF BODY SINDH GETTING TO NORMACY, CALM AND STABILITY.

I HAVE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS AS SUCH:

Q.1 Is it a good decision that Pakistan refused visas to Commonwealth observers?

Answer:
Yes, refusal was must.That shows that we are dignified nation.It is tit for tat. Commonwealth to us is not what our Sindhis, Punjabis, Baluchis, Pathans, Kashmiris or other permanently settled people are to us.Commonwealth is not what the Islamic world is to us.And we regard and respect our relationship with China and America and other big powers way above this old and weakened and not so helpful body.

Q.2 Should Pakistan become again Commonwealth member and allow its observers to monitor elections?

Answer:
I don't think Common wealth is going to be there.It takes time to redress wounds and we are already much into some friendly fingers like those of Turkey and all other nations of Islam and China and America. These countries control the world's power and the world's energy life line.What has Commonwealth for us with that big monster India ready to fire its itchy shots towards us instead of helping us.And this monster with hardly any energy resources dictates the ways of the old and withering so called Common wealth.

Q.3 Should Pakistan stay away from Commonwealth membership?

Answer:
Paks can have loose relationship with some loosly attached loose in behaviour CW and so called friends.We can go selective ways within CW members in general and re-group when requested with all reservations of our national dignity.No need to hurry and jump on the questionable friend India dominated wagon even when there are roses there except one big and hurting thorn on th CW wagon.
The answer to this question in brief is,"Take and respond to it casually the way it comes to you."


Anwar Manmood, Canada - 02 January, 2008

Commonwealth

Pakistan was the second largest member of Commonwealth. This is the second time it has been treated as if it was a junior member. Let Commonwealth approach Pakistan and in turn Pakistan should set conditions.

M.Munir Mian, Canada - 02 January, 2008

For every other reason they blame India for the quagmire they are in today. My request to all Pakistani’s would be get over their love n passion for India. I would advice all Pakistanis to look up to India and get a lesson from the Indians.
The fact of the matter is that Pakistan was kicked out, YET AGAIN!! And Pakistani’s are trying to come up with baseless allegations against India to pacify the self inflicted anger.

Actually, hats off to India for what it has achieved in the world today. The world salutes India. More importantly it has succeeded in teaching Pakistan a lesson by bringing its true face in front of the whole world.

Many Pakistanis believe that China is their “true friend”!! Nothing could me more misnomer. China is supporting Pakistan just to keep the tension between Pakistan and India perturbed, so that it could have an upper hand in the Asian economy. China- A true Friend: My foot.

Many also believe that even America supports Pakistan: FUNNY. Whole world knows that before 911, USA had officially declared Pakistan a country of terrorists. USA had to chance its stance only to use Pakistan to do its work. Bottom line is that entire world has been using Pakistan to do their work, including Taleban. Now its India’s turn!!

It is high time for Pakistanis to come to terms with “Peace” n “Respect”. Live n let Live.
I have always believed that only if few Pakistani’s could have understood that there is something more powerful than Allah n America, called HUMANITY, this world would have been much safer place to live.

Long live Humanity!!

Shub, United Arab Emirates - 03 January, 2008

No humanity in Hindustan

True face of India…..Christians are slaughtered and burned alive as usual for celebrating Christmas.
http://www.christianpost.com/article/20071230/30676_9_More_Christians_Killed_as_Orissa_Violence_Spreads.htm
Does any one know that in India state permission is required to change religion and once the poor fellow is notified than he is victimized by state.
Oh world and CW please, help those Indians who are forced to Hinduism. Minorities have no religious freedom, In India monkeys and cows have more rights than a minority human.
Any one who score most by killing minorities is awarded a senior position in government of India. It is an open incentive scheme to persuade more Hindu extremists.
Just imagine such hate full people holding their fingers on nuclear weapons they are preparing for a big war in near future and they are desprate to get their hands on as many neuclear bombs as they can. Reason is explained in the link below:
http://www.rense.com/general25/idontcare.htm

Ahmed, Pakistan - 04 January, 2008

Shub, United Kingdom... Looks like you are too cheap and low class. I can write worse thing then you but then there will be no difference between myself and person like you (Cheap. I have read the entire section and no pakistani has used the eunethical language against india but you just a one indian in the column and showed your true face. Just so you know you are no better then us.

Farrah Khan, Pakistan - 04 January, 2008

Tit for tat

For the time being Commonwealth has no place to be taken seriously in Pakistan and it is a wise decision to refuse them. It is our government's greatness that to satisfy those cheap psychopaths whom suspicion is for ever about poll rigging, that the foreign observers have been invited. Even if couple of these innumerable election observers have bad intentions their comments can jeopardise the mutual trust among Pakistanees. I am personally against inviting outsiders to judge or comment for my internal affairs.

Tanvir, Pakistan - 04 January, 2008

Enemity

It is easy to create enemity than create friendship. CW has no vested interest in Pakistan.
India is a small fry in CW. It had no voting right to suspend Pakistan from CW. Still you guys are paranoid about India.
What kind of friend China, is you have noticed in 1971 and in 1998. In both the instances, China has not come forward to help Pakistan in last moment and Pakistani military was whipped by Indian defence forces.

Nikus, Hungary - 07 January, 2008

Pakistan refuses

At the moment it is a good decision that Pakistan refused visas to Commonwealth observers but when Pakistan is accepted in the team why not but that might be in the next elections not the one going to be held on 18th Feb.It may not be beneficial that much for Pakistan but to remain a member of the Commonwealth is a good idea. All these Organisations are good for the west and not for members.

mohammad, United Arab Emirates - 07 January, 2008

HUMANITY?

shub from united kingdom,few months ago it was in papers that police dug up a little girl who was still alive . she was buried by her own parents in INDIA. Before you point fingers , know this, shouting humanity does not mean you understand it.CW is a body of cowards who give in to every bully that can shout louder.Pakistan will survive through anything , we have proved it.

Amir Iqbal, Canada - 14 January, 2008

Hmmmmm

Ahmed, Pakistan, you are a total brainwashed.Thats how you see india, and probably thats how you see america. I have nothing to say to you exept try to open your mind and dont take everything blindly that propogates on the hate sites. We Indians have no grudges against pakistanis. We just know you people are too brainwashed to be hated.

Pankaj, Hungary - 16 January, 2008

Sorry

Thanks editors for editing my post. For some reason I was enjoying the pervert pleasure out of abusing, generalising, stereotyping pakistanis. I am sorry if I hurt sentiments of anyone there.

Pankaj, Hungary - 16 January, 2008

Humanity

Lets get one thing clear - both Pakistan and India are as bad as each other - if the British Raj had not adopted the divide and conquer rule in the late 19th century - we would all be singing from the same sheet - we would all be proud to be Asian.

as a fomer member of the Birtish Army and peace observer - the definition of humanity has a lot to be desired. Ive seen the killing fields in Bosnia, tit for tat killings in Northern Ireland, Serbian death squads murder children, seen Israeli troops shoot innocent childrne in refugee camps. If people cannot get over their sheer bigotry then this bloody world would be a nicer to live in.

As for Kashmir - i would declare the state NEUTRAL and independent from either Pakistan or Indian control - 61 years later and nothing constructive has taken place because both sides are as stubborn as each other. I was sick of hearing Indian troops kidnap innocent Muslim civilians, torture them and nurder them - then they wonder why the Mujahadeen plant roadside bombs in retaliation - 2 worngs dont make a right - its about time everyone realised at least in the UK we are civil and grown up.

If anyone contests this well you are either a bigot or an idiot which side you are from.

21st century - wake up and change the them and us attitude.

Ibra, United Arab Emirates - 16 January, 2008

Re:No humanity in Hindustan

You feel that way!!! BTW, there is nothing called Hinduism, like monolithic Islam or Christianity. 1000s of opinions, methods, rituals etc...The basic prblem of moslems face are lack of discipline ( I think it was started to create chaos in the civlised middle east. The chaos has spread accross the globe). Large number of countries, as member of CW, are happy with the functioning. If Pakistan has specific point, please raise the issue. There is no point behaving irrationally.

Nikus, Hungary - 17 January, 2008

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