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Zardari as President to counter problems

12 September, 2008

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Mr Zardari was thrust into the centre stage of current political developments when his wife, the charismatic former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in December.

Since then he has led her Pakistan People`s Party (PPP) through successful general elections and worked with former political enemies to force President Pervez Musharraf to resign. And yet before Ms Bhutto`s death, Mr Zardari`s public image was so bad that the PPP kept him out of the public eye as much as possible during the campaigning for February`s elections.

He spent several years in jail on charges of corruption. He was labelled "Mr 10%".

He found himself in major trouble in 1990 when he was accused of tying a remote-controlled bomb to the leg of a businessman and sending him into a bank to withdraw money from his account as a pay-off. However, he was whisked out of prison to be made a minister after the PPP won elections in 1993. In 1996, he was arrested under the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance. He found himself charged with the murder of Mir Murtaza Bhutto, his wife`s brother. He was later charged, along with his wife, and convicted in a kickbacks scam involving a Swiss company, SGS. But a mistrial was declared by Pakistan`s Supreme Court following a major scandal involving the accountability bureau and the judge who had issued the verdict.

Pakistan`s judiciary has not had a reputation for acting independently of the government when it comes to high-profile cases, especially of a political nature. His last prison sentence lasted eight years until 2004, during which time he says he was tortured. It ended as the then General Musharraf was engaged in protracted negotiations with Benazir Bhutto, then in self-imposed exile, for some form of political reconciliation.

Mr Zardari resolutely stood by his party as well as his wife - although at times he disagreed with the politics of both.

His friends say this was entirely in character and that no-one can deny his personal courage.

Mr Zardari already has the judiciary in subservience, and the Parliament will also know to him, as Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani`s demeanour indicates Mr Zardari is choice of persons like Salman Farooqi and Rehman Malik who had questionable reputations in their earlier tenures as Financial and Police officials has aroused suspicious about his future intentions. Even persons chosen for the top diplomatic positions like Pakistan`s to Washington and High Commissioner to London are Party loyalists. It may be recalled that as prime minister in her first term, Benazir had personalised the choice of personnel for government jobs by downgrading the role of the Federal Public Service Commission and establishing the Placement Bureau under her direct control. However, the merit system would be undermined through party and personal patronage. Wholesale "cleansing" campaigns may be launched.

As president, Mr Zardari will undoubtedly continue the Bhutto legacy of close relations with China, though he will also seek a good relationship with the US and India. Tackling the threats of extremism and terrorism will be a major challenge and he has already complicated matters by backing self-reliance and negotiations along the Pak-Afghan and opposing a pro-active role by US and NATO forces.

  • According to scenario mentioned above, what do you think about President Zardari`s future as a president?
  • Lawyers movement is once again getting momentum. In your opinion will they give President Zardari a tough time?
  • Will President Zardari make his government able to tackle Pakistan mounting problems like economy, energy and law & order, inflation, unemployment etc.?
  • Do you think President Zardari would face any other issues or challenges from other political parties in addition to concerns raised by PML-N?
  • Do you think, President Zardari is the right replacement of Former President Musharraf?
  • Reader Comments:

    FRIENDS OF PAKISTAN - NO ONE WILL ACT ON RIGHT ADVICE PART-ONE

    Friends of Pakistan gathered in New York on 26 September 2008 to discuss how financially to help Pakistan. This meeting was called by the US. It is a well known fact that nothing remotest is ever free except for destruction from USA without a visible or invisible cost. The well known columnist Rauf Klasra two months back in his column revealed how (I do not remember the big figure) millions dollars were deducted by US towards earlier free provided wheat under PL-480 including shipping costs when Pakistan demanded refund for non delivered F-16s. Earlier it has deducted hanger warehousing charges for these non delivered F-16s. Loans, grants and aid from West are never free from strings attached. For example it is now a well established fact that by providing us low cost or on deferred payment oil how the Saudis are playing (interfering) in our national matters on behest of a super power.

    2. We had earlier been taking loans, grants and aid but did these ever really helped improve the country? Our begging bowel is always empty. Till a few months back we were proud we had 18 billion foreign exchange never had earlier. Where is that today. Last week the national press disclosed Pakistan had 45 billion debit. For what purpose it was obtained and how much it helped on those matters for which this debit was taken. No body will of course ever tell us. In a short span of six months all 18 billion spent, having gone into thin air or actually we never had that. Today 30 September Asian Development Bank has signed a loan agreement in Islamabad. How long will it run keeping in view our ever loose pocket chains – a recent column quoted that H.E Mr. Zardari as usual going to Saudi Arabia with 80 free loaders, caretaker prime minister Somooro going to Saudia with full load of plane, Ms. Sherry Rehman hosting a high luxurious dinner at Shakarparian hills on expense of this debit ridden country? Privatization Commission is also grinding its axe to sell out national assets to fetch fresh cash for our every hungry ever empty pockets. Where is the cash obtained during the last 15 years by selling national assets. Has it ever filled the ever lasting hunger of our pockets. To what extent will this forthcoming privatization meet our hunger this time. It is evident this time speed of axing national assets will be much accelerated. Soon a day will come when the nation would had sold all its national assets, choudhries, Shoukats, Haqs, Lugharis, all flown to their safe heaven and only we the walking machines left here with the so called foreign investors actually our owners and employers.

    3. Last year the Government floated US$ 500 million Euro Bonds planning to float Islamic bonds of same value. Some Overseas Pakistanis (OPs) from US remarked that obviously all this involved huge commission paid in foreign exchange to western Banks for publicity and sale followed by hefty interest to foreigners on maturity. They questioned why not to make amendment in the Protection of Economic Reforms Act so that Overseas Pakistanis and local Pakistanis who have shifted their foreign exchange abroad may bring it back to the country. Answer to it was very easy. By floating the same Bonds to OPs vested interests would had been deprived of luxurious foreign tours undertaken for negotiations and making arrangement with foreign Banks, commissions and this and that. Secondly it would, tough to a little extent, had delayed the process of enmity towards Pakistan viz that in case these Bonds are given exclusively to OPs the money would mostly remain in Pakistan and would not flow out (repatriated) thus failure of the plan to bring the country back to the to restart getting fresh loans from IMF etc. Three years back US Ambassador in Pakistan stated that Pakistanis abroad had more than 10 arab dollars. The information of a US Ambassador can never be incorrect. Hence there should not be any doubt on this figure which by now must have increased – which excludes exodus of money from Pakistan in recent two years. The then Overseas Pakistanis Minister Tariq Azeem in December 2004 during his Middle East tour addressing the Pakistani community told that first time in Pakistan history the country then recently declined to accept remaining installments of foreign loans since our own economy had improved As is usual the Minister was telling day light lies as when he was saying this in Saudi Arabia very next morning a news item appeared that Pakistan had signed an agreement for a 400 Million loan from China for agriculture purposes. This minister in his address stated that Pakistan gets loans form these foreign sharks on humiliating and tough terms.

    CONTINUED

    Javed, Pakistan - 04 October, 2008

    FRIENDS OF PAKISTAN - NO ONE WILL ACT ON RIGHT ADVICE PART-TWO

    4. Commenting on the outcome of Friends of Pakistan meeting the independent Economist Dr. Shahid Hassan stated that this meeting will not bring any practically substantial effects on Pakistani economy as according to him such meetings are a routine. He suggested that only solution to the present day acute problem was that instead of keep increasing foreign debit on tough conditions, the Government approaches the Overseas Pakistanis and offering them better returns gets their savings lying abroad. Another Economist Dr. Shahid Zaraat commented that US was never ever friend of Pakistan. She stated these so called Friends gathered on ”advice” from US but US never would like Pakistan ever to get financially stabilized. She viewed that through this meeting a little amount will be given to Pakistan and for the more then Pakistan would be “involved” with IMF so that clutches on Pakistan could be remain gripped. It is a well known fact that today wars are no won through military might which is too costly a process rather the aim can be achieved by making the concerned nation hostage through finance.


    5. No one is and never would be till there is real and true democracy in the country interested in opting to seek these loans in shape of banking deposits from Pakistanis for the Pakistan by just giving Overseas Pakistanis say a 5% extra than present National Savings rates with condition of non repatriation. No one will do this because this way money will remain in Pakistan and will really truly help Pakistan economically to a good extent and which is against the wishes of vested interest.

    6. I remember sometime early 90s a SBP delegation came to Dubai in search of obtaining loan from some new money lenders as that time international financial institutions were probably due to some political reasons were not entertaining. This delegation according to press faced some difficulty achieving loan there. Some Pakistanis collectively approached this team that instead of taking loan from these professional bodies on high interest and with conditions, same be taken from Pakistanis in Dubai even with 3-4 percent less interest than from these multinationals. The delegation refused. If the government takes loan from the world bank or IMF say at 20% with tough conditions and “compulsory dictation”, I have never been able to understand why it does not take same money from Pakistanis in shape of deposits for their “saving Accounts in Pakistan” by offering just a 5% extra profit than the normal rate eg if National Savings rate is 10% it gives to Ops 15% or if from. International loans one day are to be repatriated back with interest whereas from OPs these need not be. During the last 17 years I have vigorously approached each PM of the time, President, Ops Minister, Finance Minister etc suggesting that with wise steps this extra 5% can be applied without even a single rupee burden on the national exchequer. I proposed that this 5% extra be taken half (Rs. 2.50) from the Overseas Pakistanis contributory fund lying idle with Overseas Pakistanis Foundation and other half (Rs. 2.50) from the huge Community Welfare Fund lying idle with Ministry of Foreign Affairs to which two funds every Pakistani abroad contributes and there in not a single Rupee from the Government. These two funds have huge colossal reserves figure of which is for some obvious interests is never disclosed. This 5% extra will in fact be from the pockets of OPs account holders themselves. This extra 5% would allure billions kept abroad in Banks. A fortnight back I read a letter to editor in a middle east newspaper from a Pakistani. He stated after 40 years service there he was going back to Pakistan on retirement but wished to leave all his savings in his Bank account there. He enquired from the readers advice if he can keep his account there while leaving for Pakistan. This is a specimen but point to ponder example. It is an open secret today that huge money is going out of Pakistan. This 5% extra just like Ayub Khan's bonus voucher scheme will fetch huge colossal sayings of overseas Pakistanis which the foreign banks are enjoying at the moment.




    Javed, Pakistan - 04 October, 2008

    A leopard never changes his spots

    I find it incredible that Asif Zardari should now occupy such an important position in the future of Pakistan. This is a man who until a few months ago, was seen as a liability by the PPP. Not only known as Mr 10%, for his alleged dabbling in fiscal matters, he has had numerous unsavoury accusations levelled against him over the years. What is wrong with the PPP? the nepotism needs to disappear from this party. Were there seriously no other contenders for Benazir Bhutto's crown that her husband who has allegedly been accused of corruption and money laundering over the years as well as spending time in prison, had to be wheeled in to take over the party? It really is a sad state of affairs.

    Lubbna, United Arab Emirates - 05 October, 2008

    Zardari

    Who is he ,do we know this guy ??
    He must take care of his own country Pak and that,s it
    Even he could not save his own wife ,how he is in a state to save pakis and the pak.
    Kashmir was before the birth
    Of Zardari there and even this pak was even not born yet even then Great Kashmir was there
    Today we got to get rit op this pak and india and it is going to happen sooner or later with out Zardari shit

    Qaiser k, Hungary - 06 October, 2008

    Zardari self annulled on Kashmir statement

    Calling Kashmiri freedom seekers as terrorists has lost credibility in the new president Zardari.Musharraf was right in saying as such:

    "Allah hi Pakistan ka hafiz hei."

    It is the duty of all Pakistanis to console and unite behind Kashmiris and support our Kashmiri dear brothers and sisters with heart felt sympathy and nation wide remorse on this awefully silly and irresponsible statement.

    ALL PAKS MUST THROW THEIR HEARTS OF AMENDS AND REMORSE FEELINGS TOWARDS OUR SUFFERING KASHMIRI BROTHREN TO ANNUL THIS HIGHLY UN-WANTED STATEMENT.COUPLE OF THOSE SAD STATEMENTS ARE AKIN TO TROJAN HORSE SLIPPED INTO PAKISTAN.LET US HOPE THAT ZARDARI WILL APPOLOGIZE TO KASHMIRI PEOPLE WITH REMORSE FEELINGS AND CALLING IT ONLY SLIP OF THE TONGUE.

    AT THE TIME WHEN THE WORLD IS DANGEROUSLY SLIPPING INTO WORLD WAR THREE PATH, UNITY AND LOVE AMONGST PAKS PEOPLE IS VERY MUCH THE NEED OF THE HOUR.PAKS MUST BE ALL UNITED AND PUNJABIS, PATHANS AND KASHMIRIS MUST BE UNITED EVEN MORE AS THE BIGGEST DANGER IS LOOMING AS MUCH OVERCAST ON THESE THREE PEOPLE.WITH 80 PERCENT PAKS MORE UNITED AMONGST OVERALL UNITY IS URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR PAKS SURVIVAL.

    WE MUST ASPIRE FOR PEACE WITHIN PAKS BORDERS AND ALSO IN PAKS NEIGHBOURHOOD.

    WE HOPE THAT BLOODSHED AND SLAUGHTER EVEN ON PAKS MOUNTAINOUS WEST WILL SOON END.THERE IS A VERY NOBLE PEACE MOVE BY NAWAZ SHARIF IN PROGRESS THROUGH OUR SAUDIS ALLIES TO BRING PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN AND OUR TRIBAL BELT.IF ALLH WILLING SUCCESSFUL, IT WILL MITIGATE THE FRIGHTENING HAUNTS OF WW3 FEARS GRIPPING ALL MANKIND.

    NAWAZ SHARIF WILL SURE DESERVE PEACE NOBEL PRIZE IF HE SUCCEEDS IN THIS NOBLE PEACE CAUSE.THIS WILL BRUSH OFF THE WW3 PATH AND SLAUGHTER INSIDE AND NEAR PAKS BORDERS.THE NOBLE PRIZE COMMITTEE WILL FIND NO OTHER BETTER CANDIDATE THAN NAWAZ SHARIF AS RECIPIENT OF THAT GREAT AND GRAND NOBEL PEACE PRIZE THAT NONE WILL DESERVE IT BETTER THAN OUR EX PRIME MINISTER MR NAWAZ SHARIF.

    MR NAWAZ SHARIF AND AS A MATTER OF FACT NO ONE LEADER IN PAKISTAN WOULD HAVE EVER CALLED KASHMIRI FREEDOM SEEKERS AS TERRORISTS.

    IT IS SHAME FOR US ALL PAKS TO HEAR THESE WORDS NO MATTER WHO MADE THIS VERY IRRESPONSIBLE STATEMENTS.

    ALLAH BLESS OUR DEAR AND DARLING KASHMIRI BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WHO HAVE SACRIFICED LOTS FOR THEIR ASPIRATIONS TO BE FREE AND LUMPED WITH PAKS THROUGHOUT ALL THE TIME.

    LOVE AND APPOLOGIES TO ALL KASHMIRI BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

    THANKS TO MR NAWAZ SHARIF FROM THE BOTTOM OF NATION'S HEARTS FOR HIS GRANDEST VENTURE ON PEACE BEING PROMULGATED BY HIM AND THE SAUDI MONARCHY.

    THANKS NAWAZ AND THANKS SAUDI MONARCHY.

    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 07 October, 2008

    President Zardari as a Poli

    President Zardari should visit at a website
    http://pakistansocialdemocrats.bravehost.com


    Pakistan Socialist Democratic Party, Pakistan - 07 October, 2008

    What problem

    Mr.100% admitted to Wall Street Journal that strikes inside Pakistan are with his government permission.

    kadar khan, Pakistan - 08 October, 2008

    AS YOU SOW--SO SHALL U REAP.

    My dear pakistani bretheren have short memories. I wish they could recall their own words spoken earlier against both these selfcentred politicians and their parties.They have discarded Musharraf because they think DEMOCRACY is a DEVINE command. Well -- If they concider USA and EUROPE as the Divinity then they are certainly right. Musharraf was a blessing, albeit in disguise which the pakistani people could not cherish. Hense "so must they reap".

    ABUZAR, Oman - 08 October, 2008

    Zardari not great to counter problems

    Zardari got a big pat on his shoulder from Indian newspapers and Indian people for making anti Pak and antui Kashmir statement of labelling our innocent freeedom seeking Kashmiris as terrorists.Why he should feel remorse or even appologize to the injured Kashmiris and Paks as the man even talks more in favour of India than our Pakistan in his every day talks.But only Paks bitter enemies can call peace loving and freedom seeking Kashmiris as terrorists.

    Until his stabbing of Kashmiris few days ago,I had been writing in his favour. But,after talking to several Pakistanis here in Canada, 100 percent of them have told things about him that range from first rate criminal to India planted snake in Pak house to do the sting of death to our dear Pakistan and Kashmir.These are Paks views about Zardari as I have lived here in Canada for over 40 years.Then you read comments of people in all Pakistan papers and almost 100 percent comments baffle you to think as how the hell a character like him has become the president of Pakistan.May be I too should take out my praise comments of him that I have been doing in Pak newspapers ever since he became the president.Can the nation make him ceremonial president only like the governor of Canada.

    From his statements,it looks that Zardari is going to be useful to India more than to Pakistan.Let us hope that he does not go seriously damaging ways to the country that has made him the president.

    What happened to those grassroot sons of soil amongst PPP like Amin Fahim, who has been marginalized and shut out of power.Amin Fahim would have never called Kashmiri freedom seekers as terrorists.It is shame even to hear talks or words like that.

    Even Gilani never said such words,even though he once sounded like play boy prime minister by doing liberal praise of that half naked actress Ash of India.Most leaders of the world avoid praising actors or actress, though singers are allways praised and even invited to perform before the presidents or kings.Gilani's praise of Lata Mangeshker was ok, as our Noor Jehan was admired by Indian leaders more than any entertaining personalities.Indira Gandhi had even once said as such:

    "Give us Noor Jehan and take Kashmir."

    Pandit Nehru was so much impressed by Noor Jehan's voice after he saw pak film Intezar in the company of Iskander Mirza on the side lines of Commonwealth Conference in London in 1957, that intezar diplomacy got kicked in.Intezar diplomacy of Noor Jehan's best ever voice in south Asia even culminated in signing of Indus water treaty and even had a good shot at solving Kashmir problem.Nehru's early death discontinued massaging of Noor Jehan's voice from Intezar diplomacy on to Kashmir.At least Noor Jehan's voice did the magic signing of Indus water treaty.

    Singer's have commanded great respect and social acceptance by the kings and presidents.America's all time best voice Nat King Cole was many times honoured guest in white house by at least three presidents.John Kennedy was once making a speech in Los Angeles and he spotted Nat King Cole in the audience.He could not resist praising him first and foremost as start of his speech.Queen Elizabeth was making written requests to Nat King cole when she invited him to the Buckingham palace and called it Nat King cole's command performance.The greatest ever American singer Nat King Cole was invited to perform by more presidents and kings than any entertainer in history.

    So,Mr Gilani's praise of Lata is ok and allright.At Least it is a fair return for Noor Jehan's praise by Nehru,Indira Gandhi and even by Advani.

    Noor Jehan's voice like that of Nat King Cole has the most perfect pitch,flow, range,depth,manipulation and versatility.Noor Jehan's throat,besides going through most sophisticated delivery of voice,can render voice as much valvet soft and silk and satin smooth as that of Nat King Cole.Lata has admired both Noor Jehan and Nat King Cole to the utmost.Lata has sent prodigies of admiration on Noor Jehan.And about Nat King cole also,Lata has said as such:

    'I buy Nat King Cole records wherever and whenever i can put my hands on."

    Let us assimilate with heart enthralling voice and songs of Noor Jehan as she sang in Dopatta as:

    'Dil ki dharkne tujeh pukaren
    Aaa ja balam aai baharen"

    which in english can be translated as:

    'My heart beats call you o my dear
    Come my love, the spring is here."

    And in Chan vey the lyrics as;

    "Chiti dood chandni te rut ve bahar di
    Nadi sade piar wali thatan piay mardi
    Cheti Cheti Aaa.'

    which in english is as:

    'The milk white is the moon light
    And the weather is spring to be
    See our stream of love is roaring
    Hurry hurry,please come to me."

    And in Patey Khan, lyrics like:

    "Meri phar le ban,aaja meri phar le ban
    Aakhian har gian har gian
    Dil ne tere aagay kar lai haan."

    which in english is as:

    Come on please hold my arm
    Hold my arm to possess
    My eyes now surrender
    My heart to you just says yes

    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 09 October, 2008

    Annulling Zardari's statement

    Pakistani nation appologizes to our loved and loving Kashmiri brothers and sisters on what Zardari has said about our sweet hearts Kashmiris.

    I dedicate lines of lyrics from a famous song by America's all time best voice of Nat King Cole. These lyrics apply to Kashmira's true love for Pakistan against being held forcefully by India.

    THESE LYRICS BY NAT KING COLE IN THE SONG,"ONE HAS MY NAME, THE OTHER HAS MY HEART"GO AS SUCH:

    ONE HAS MY LOVE, THE OTHER ONLY ME
    BUT WHAT GOOD IS LOVE TO A HEART THAT CAN'T BE FREE.

    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 09 October, 2008

    President Zardari


    Whether the people of Pakistan identify a Terrorist as Terrorist or Not, what kind of difference is going to play in an international community. Mr. Zardari has displayed his courage and surprised everyone in Pakistan and around the world when he said in the interview that India, had "never been a threat" and that militants fighting Indian rule in Kashmir were "terrorists". Predecessors of Zardari never acknowledged those facts even though they were aware of it. Until you identify a mistake, how are you going to correct them?

    What Zardari has done is a first step towards a reconciliation and action. He is the supreme commander and first citizen of Pakistan and what he said is correct and it has to be followed by all, who loves Pakistan. People might feel odd, but the reality is there are serious reasons behind of his statements. There are lots many things are happening between India, UK, Pakistan, US, Russia, France, Germany, China etc and these discussions and decisions are hidden from general public. What he has said is very much in line with those decisions.

    When a supreme commander says something, who is Sherry Rehman to correct or annul his statement? She is his subordinate and she has no authority to annul president's statements. If any corrections or omissions to President's previous statement, it shall be from President's office. Not from his subordinate's or Premier's office.

    The reality is whether we accept it or not, if it's Musharaff or Zardari or Nawaz Shariff, they have to play according to international community and nothing different could expect from anyone.

    If we recall, Musharaff had to denounce Taliban and Al Qaeda elements in Afghanistan, which is thought to be like giving up of life of every Pakistanis. Ultimately, Pakistan had to turn back on Afghanistan and tribal leaders of Pakistan.

    As I mentioned earlier, there are lot many under cover discussions are happening between world powers and it's just about a time for Pakistan to DENOUNCE Kashmir and identify a Terrorist as Terrorist. President Zardari's note was just a litmus test for scaling normal people's sentiments. Wait, it's just the beginning of denouncing KASHMIRI TERRORISTS.




    Jones, Canada - 09 October, 2008

    Sleeping with the wolves

    Nothing is more imperative as maintaining peace inside Pakistan and in the region.You cannot leave or betray the dogs that protect you and then sleep with the wolves that are sure to eat you up.

    I tell you a real story, a very interesting yet very sad and true that happened on a game farm in northern Ontario part of Canada.On this game farm, there was a wolf farm all surrounded and fenced and only the wolf keeper could go in to make the wolves play, eat, bathe and do other activities.It was 12 years ago and a pretty 22 years girl had the job of keeping the wolves game farm.The sweet pretty girl got so friendly and used to the company of the wolves that every one there thought that the wolves won't hurt her any time.

    Usually,every day,the girl went home while all other employees on the game farm left also.But,one evening this unfortunate girl did not want to go home after day's work on the pretext that wolves had become friendly to her like the dogs do.She insisted that she would stay there and other employees on farm also did'nt fear any thing to her because the wolves were daily playing with her like the dogs do.

    So all agreed that it was safe for her to sleep over night with wolves as wolves and her were showing extremely comfortable and friendly to each other.The beauty was to sleep and be alone with her wolves friends at night as all went home.Next morning,it was gruesome sight when people came to work.All found the blood soaked mouths of the wolves and they found only the bones of the 22 years old beauty.The wolves had consumated each bit of flesh on her and only skeleton bones of her were there to see.

    THEY HAD TO SHOOT ALL THE WOLVES AND THE GIRL'S VERY PRETTY PICTURE APPEARED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS.WHAT A SAD WAY TO DIE IT WAS FOR THE YOUNG BEAUTY.

    THERE ARE VERY DECEIVING THINGS GOING ON IN PAKISTAN THESE DAYS AND PEOPLE ARE NOT EVEN DARING TO SAY WHO IS SUPPLYING THAT HEAVY AND SOPHISTICATED EQUIPMENT.PAKS JUST DO NOT WANT TO GET THEIR MILITARY BECOME WEAK THROUGH VERY HEAVY ENCOUNTERS OF UN-CONVENTIONAL WAR FARE.NOR DO PAKS WANT THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO STAY IN ANY OTHER'S CONTROL EXCEPT MILITARY COMMANDERS.AS THEY ARE ALREADY FRIGHTENING PAKS ON INTERNATIONAL MEDIA OF THAT BIG GENOCIDE OF PUNJABIS WILL BE DONE FROM THE EAST.

    THEREFORE,IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL PAKS MUST BE UNITED IN GENERAL AND THE KASHMIRIS, PUNJABIS AND PATHANS IN PARTICULAR AS THESE THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TARGETED FOR SLAUGHTER.

    PEACE IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE BOTH WITHIN PAKISTAN AND IN THE REGION.PAKISTAN HAS TO BE VERY NEUTRAL, OTHERWISE WE WILL BE CAUGHT IN BETWEEN ARMAGEDDON WHEELS OF WW3 ANNIHILATION.PAKS HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR TRAITORS AND TREASION MAKERS INSIDE BESIDES WATCHING PEACE AND SAFETY IN THE REGION.

    THE FINANCIAL EVENTS, THE ENERGY INSECURITY AND ENERGY SHARING GREED, THE NO COMPROMISE HOSTILE MINDS, THE HATE AGAINST FELLOW HUMAN, LUST TO DRAW HUMAN BLOOD THROUGH GENOCIDES EN MASSE AND OTHER ROT STATE OF AFFAIRS GRIPPING OUR HUMANITY. IT DOES NOT LOOK GOOD AT ALL.

    THE STOCK MARKETS ARE HAVING RECORD DROP.NYSE AND OTHER FINANCIAL MARKETS HAVE FALLEN WORSE EVER EXCEPT THAN 1929 RECORD FALL AND ARE STILL DROPPING.FIVE MORE SUCH DROPS WILL MAKE IT COMPARABLE TO 1929 DROPS THAT FORCED THE WORLD INTO GREAT DEPRESSION THAT COULD ONLY BE RID OFF BY WORLD WAR TWO AND DEATH OF 20 MILLION PEOPLE. WORLD WAR THREE WILL BE COMPLETE EXTINCTION.YET THE HATE AND DECEPTIONS ARE ON THE RISE AND PEOPLE ARE BEHAVING AS WOLVES EVEN TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE.LET US HOPE THAT FINANCIAL MARKET STOPS DROPPING TOMORROW PERIOD.NEW YORK DROPPED TODAY AGAIN BY 600 POINTS OR OVER 6 PERCENT.IT ALREADY IS DOWN TO 8500 FROM 14300 FEW MONTHS AGO AND IT IS FRIGHTENING.A VERY SEVERE ECONOMIC RECESSION OR EVEN DEPRESSION IS COMING FOR SURE OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.THINGS LIKE THAT NEVER HAPPENED IN US ELECTION YEARS AND OIL USUALLY USED TO DROP TO ONE THIRD AS ELECTION GIFT.IF THE THINGS PERK UP AGAIN AFTER RECESSION, OIL WILL HIT RECORD HIGH PRICES AS THERE IS NO OIL TO CREATE OTHER CAR CULTURES LIKE IN AMERICA OR CANADA.

    THANKS GOD THAT AMERICAN ARMY GENERALS HAVE TOLD BUSH AGAINST ATTACKING IRAN AND BUSH PASSED ON SIMILAR INSTRUCTIONS TO ISRAEL. WE NEED PEACE AND LOVE AMONGST ALL HUMANITY. IF THEY ATTACK IRAN, OIL PRICES IS BOUND TO HIT 300-400 DOLLARS PER BARREL.EVEN INDIAN ECONOMY CANNOT BEAR THE SHOCK OF OVER 100 DOLLARS PER BARREL, LET ALONE 300 DOLLARS PER BARREL. INDIA'S FOREX RESERVES HAVE GONE DOWN 30-40 BILLION DOLLARS AND RUPEE WAS HOVERING DOWN TO 49 RUPEES TO DOLLAR FROM 39.

    THE SIMPLE THINGS IS THAT THE WORLD CANNOT HAVE WOLVES AMONGST US AS THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND INDEXES ARE LEADING TO SEVERE ECONOMIC RECESSION. NEXT FEW DAYS ARE VERY CRITICAL ON NYSE AND OTHER FINANCIAL MARKETS.

    FIVE OR SIX DAYS OF MORE DROPS OF DJI ON NYSE WILL SURE DRIVE MANKIND TO ARMAGEDDON OR WW3 INSTEAD OF VERY SEVERE ECONOMIC RECESSION THAT IS ON THE WAY.

    LET US BE VERY NEUTRAL AND BRACE PEACE ONLY.

    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 10 October, 2008

    Jones the Indian spy

    "Don't listen to spy Jones
    He does eat his own bones"

    I have had dog fights with this spy Jones on several occasions in debates in Pak Tribune and I challenge there is his knock out again.Even you can read my poetry to impinge his impaired yet constantly beaten back drag along course of maligning Paks.

    It is the people of the country who are the ultimate winners and not those who play into the hands of outside forces.Very un-popular leaders with not much strong of public support have to go no matter how they perform.Musharraf regime was performing well on the economic growth, but had lost steam on popularity amongst masses.He was even playing the game with even split and balanced cards.If there is forthcoming a reasonable solution of Kashmir problem and if India does treat Pakistan the way America cares about neighbour Canada, it may massage things out better for all.But, there is no way that Pak people are going to marginalize Kashmiris let alone calling them with sin laded blame of terrorists.Musharraf could not be enveloped or he self never dared such unjust rebukes on noble Kashmiris, who are only freedom seekers.

    What is really frightening is that the world is nudging towards the final Armageddon of World War three and Zardari is deliberately giving in the country into WW3 equation, which involves much appeasement, even toeing India lines with no visible reciprocation in return so far.

    The entire world or at least the mighty and big ones sans energy resources are in tussle for energy security.The energy insecurity showed up its ugly war face in the form of first gulf war in 1990 as the west was left with only two(Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi)out of seven(Iran, Iraq, Kuwait,Russia, Venzuella being the others) main supplies of conventional oil to keep the world economies running.9/11 may have been the brainchild of that first Gulf war, which left the west with three out of seven key world oil suppliers on their side.Second Gulf war was needed to make it four out of seven in west's favour as America and Europe and japan consume sixty five percent of the world oil.The gas picture does not favour the west at all as Russia and Iran have 60 percent of the world's natural gas between them as reserves and energy wise 6000 trillion cubic feet of the world's total natural gas reserves have just as much heat value as world's total 1100-1200 billion barrels oil reserves.

    The world is clearly split between America,Europe and Japan on one side and Russia,china, Iran and Venezuella etc on the other.A clear recipe of WW3 is being cooked and Zardari is definitely dragging Paks into it against the wishes of the people.India is playing a clever role to satisfy both blocks with only one Pakistan to be subdued from every corner.And India has got some one like Zardari for first time ever in Pak history for fulfilling their designs of isolating Paks besides supplying arms to militants on the west side border of Pakistan.India cannot harm Pakistan without having grip on three things.And those three things are weakening Pak military by supplying to militants in a warfare that pak army was never trained for, by mad effort to get hold of Paks arsenal of 100 nukes and third by weakening the Kashmiri freedom cause.America, Russia, China have darn to do with Kashmir and it is only India's game as far as Kashmir trouble is concerned.

    In this very dangerous WW3 looming situation, Paks and Kashmiris were even holding in abayance any matters pertaining to Kashmir.

    THE KEY CONCERN AND SURVIVAL REASONS FOR PAKS IS TO STAY OUT OF WORLD WAR THREE EQUATION.INDIA IS ALREADY IN THIS EQUATION WITH CHINESE NUCLEAR SUBMARINE BASES BUILT IN ISLANDS SOUTH OF INDIA AND WITH 60-70 POWERFUL MISSILES TARGETING FROM CHINA IN THE NORTH.RUSSIA AND AMERICA ARE AT DAGGERHEAD ON EACH OTHER.AND THE ENERGY BALANCE IS NOT FAVOURING THE WEST NOW AS MUCH AS IT FAVOURED THEM IN WW2.

    PAKISTAN PEOPLE HAVE NO INTEREST IN BIG NATION'S ENERGY RELATED WAR OR WW3 ARMAGEDDON.PAKISTANIS WANT GLOBAL PEACE AND HAVE NO INTEREST IN BIG WARS.BUT, IT IS ZARDARI WHO IS DRAGGING PAKS INTO THE WW3 EQUATION.WE HOPE THAT NAWAZ SHARIF SUCCEEDS IN PEACE BALANCING ACTS BETWEEN AFGHANS THROUGH SAUDIS.INDIA IS DRAGGING PAKS INTO BIG WAR FLAMES WITH THE BLESSINGS OF ZARDARI.INDIA HAS VERY SERIOUS ENERGY INSECURITY SITUATION. THEY DID OK ON SOFTWARE, BUT THAT IS THING OF THE PAST. NOW A DAYS MOST OF THE MONEY OF THE WORLD IS SPENT ON ACQUISITION OF ENERGY.THE WORLD IS ALLREADY SAYING THAT INDIA HAS MISSED THE ENERGY BOAT AND EVEN ITS SMALL EFFORTS ON GLOBAL SCALE GET SHOT BY THE CHINESE, WHO HAVE CLEARLY POSITIONED THEMSELVES SECOND ONLY TO AMERICA.

    I WILL TRY KEEP WRITING AND DO JONES BASHING EVEN WHEN THINGS ARE GETTING BUSIER IN MY ENGINEERING.ENGINEERING COMPANIES DO NOT WANT ME TO RETIRE AND I HAVE ALREADY GOT ONE THING GONE THROUGH BETWEEN AMERICA-CANADA AND MIDDLE EAST WITH MANY MORE PROJECTS IN THE FOLLOW UP PROCESS IN NORTH AMERICA AND MIDDLE EAST.

    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 10 October, 2008

    Zardari was only joking


    In all south Asia,Kashmiris are the most passive,peace loving and terror is just not in their blood.The only fault Kashmiris have is that they are the handsomest men and prettiest and living in paradise like landscape.

    Indians and Paks die for very fair or fair skin that is spilled lots in their songlore and Kashmiris are the rare peace ful species in south Asia who not only possess that heart felt beauty wishes of south Asians in their very delicate and terror free manners.

    Yes Kashmira girls can terrorize your heart through her looks only.And Kashmiri boys with their beautiful looks enhanced by their bacha nagma dances are joy and not terror.

    Tearing through hearts with piercing pretty looks and love is not terror.If this crude joke by Zardari has brought tear in her or his dear like pretty eyes,we can console with lyrics from a song by America's all time best voice of Nat King Cole, who sings in his valvet soft and satin and silk smooth voice as such:

    "I'll wipe your tears all through the night."

    And also,I will console Kashmiri beauties hurt by the joke through an other American song with lyrics as:

    "I take it back,I want you to cheer
    Was only joke, my love so dear."

    Yes, it was only joke as no one can fancy that soft and beautiful people of Kashmir can never be imagined as terrorists.

    You talk the word Kashmir any where in India or Pakistan and it envelopes you with imagination of paradise like land with fairest skin and handsomest people that south Asia envies as beauty.

    Yes, the only terror Kashmir beauties have is that one cannot resist them for piercing right through your hearts with Kashmiri looks, beauty and charm.

    I see ur face in every flower
    And your eyes in stars above
    Dear you have stolen my heart
    Call it terror, call it love

    South Asians grow up and hardly any one of us escapes some rare delight of the sight of a Kashmiri face, which is languished,longed and loved by other dark skinned people,who worship the fair skin in their song lore.Just recall a famous song by Muhammad Rafi as such:

    'Gori chalo nan hans ki chal
    Zamana dushman hei
    Teri umar hei sola sal
    Zamana dushman hei."

    Dark or black colour of skin is definitely undesired in South Asian culture as reflected by a song by Lata Mangeshkar as such:

    "Ham khata kar hein,ya ham ko banane wala
    Chand ke mukhre mein bhi daagh hei kala kala"

    But,the sight of very fair or fair skinned Kashmiri girls or boys is the needed relief to over come that languished deficiency of south Asian want.You read the matrimonial sections of any south Asian news paper and white or fair skin is the want every where.And, Kashmiris possess that.

    I had grown through Kashmiri chicks and it instantly reminds of beauty,charms and romance.We respected their girls with only languishing sighs as in Nat King Cole's Grammy hall of fame and best song of the tear 1964,"The girl from Ipanema" has lyrics as such:

    'O but I watch her so sadly
    How can I tell her I love her
    Yes,I would give my heart gladly."

    Even Kashmiri boys were far from being terrorists.They were handsome,soft and never voilent.In woman deprived culture,the girlishly looking Kashmiri boys filled the gap.Some were seducive dancers called "Bacha naghma."

    I remember as a boy as the father of a very beautiful adopted boy said as:

    "I want Aslam to do jehad to liberate Kashmir,but he is putting up girls like make ups and doing bacha naghma dances before the whole city."

    I remember all boys thrilled to love play with him bare waste up in the barsaat rain.

    Enjoy my poem:

    Kashmira is terrorist
    She steals your heart
    Zardari was joking
    About you sweet smart

    Kashmira our dear
    I want you to hear
    U are not a terrorist
    Just smile and you cheer

    He was so mistaken
    Of your beauty shaken
    You steal each heart
    Wish you never part

    You aint terror sure
    You're love just more
    You are heart beat
    Kashmira, you're sweet

    It's just so true
    Aint terror in you
    Each girl, each boy
    Of Kashmir is the joy

    The terror that's only
    When people are lonely
    Then hearts you steal
    There's love terror feel

    I tell you for duty
    Your terror is your beauty
    That beauty you possess
    You steal hearts, yes

    The terror we miss
    Is that sweet kiss
    On your sweet cheeks
    That every body seeks

    Scratch eyes N bite
    We beg you delight
    This terror we call
    Is love for us all

    you're never hurting flower
    You sweet April shower
    The terror he spoke
    Was only a joke

    Your beauty and smell
    Is paradise in hell
    Call you terror,honey
    Is lie and so funny

    Kashmira our dear
    You aint terror or fear
    Kashmir is romance
    No terror, but dance

    And bacha naghma joy
    Is dance by the boy
    The terror you brought
    Is my heart you got

    Kashmiris our dear
    We'll wipe your tear
    Your terror is only
    You steal hearts of lonely

    The joke that was crack
    He will take it back
    Zardari what he spoke
    Dear, was only joke















    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 10 October, 2008

    Zardari is wrong

    Here is an other poem by me from Canada to annul Zardari's terror blame on kashmira as such:

    Zardari is wrong

    She stepped out of a cloud
    From the peaceful sky above
    Kashmira aint the terrorist
    She is peace, she is love

    Zardari called her terrorist
    That one does'nt understand
    She's peaceful,grand N sweet
    And she came from fairyland

    Her peaceful angelic looks
    Just can't appease the crooks
    Cause crooks chase only money
    And not the sweet babe honey

    Zardari man was so crude
    To Kashmira he was rude
    Said Kashmira was a terrorist
    O his mind got so screwed

    Kashmira angel is so peaceful
    And she just can't get hurt
    To say Kashmira is terrorist
    Man Zardari must be dirt

    And such brain if he got
    His brain just must been shot
    With this mad of his surprise
    He rebuked the paradise

    All sky, it can be starless
    And so moonless be the night
    But Kashmira is ever peaceful
    She just glows as delight

    Zardari man must be crazy
    With his mind all so hazy
    He must yes correct his error
    Kashmira she just aint terror

    And here I am modifying a song(with some changes)that was sung by America's all time best voice of Nat King Cole with title,"The sky may be starless, the night may be moonless."


    The sky may be starless
    The night may be moonless
    But Kashmira peace will glow

    She'll shine once more
    Like she did before
    Kashmira will be peaceful so

    Forgive the odd man
    If you can
    And the terror you don't know

    On Kashmira, a terror blame
    Is'nt it a real shame
    Zardari, don't act like foe

    Kashmira peace is aweet heart
    She aint terror from start
    Divine N peaceful she'll grow

    Kashmira is peace suspense
    When all things get so tense
    To her non terror I bow



    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 12 October, 2008

    Zardari owes appology to Kashmiris

    Kashmir is Pakistan's reason to be living and Pakistan's good luck is that Kashmiris really love to be called Pakistanis.

    For Kashmiris or Kashmira, her love for Pakistan is even bigger than her herself.I have listened and enjoyed a song by America's all time best voice of Nat king Cole and it seems that he sang the song specifically for Kashmira's love for Pakistan and it appears that Kashmira's love of Pakistan to her is bigger than her life or her self.

    Here are the lines from the song,"One has my name, the other has my heart"and go as such:

    "ONE HAS BROWN EYES, THE OTHER'S EYES ARE BLUE
    TO ONE I AM TIED, TO THE OTHER I AM TRUE
    ONE HAS MY LOVE, THE OTHER ONLY ME
    BUT WHAT GOOD IS LOVE, TO A
    HEART THAT CAN'T BE FREE."

    I THINK THAT ZARDARI OWES APPOLOGY TO KASHMIRI PEOPLE.

    I am re-answering the questions after Zardari's committed folly of hurting all of Kashmiri and Pakistani people.

    Q. According to scenario mentioned above, what do you think about President Zardari`s future as a president?

    Answer:I do not think that Zardari's future is different than other looters in Islamic world.Zardari will be fiddling to America and India and won't hesitate to even hurt the fellow Paks and kashmiris as he has said the sick words about Kashmiris.His son was dollying around Sonia Gandhi's family more than talking business with real benefactors in China, where he went on Olympic occasions with our best benefactors who are the chines.And Zardari's own statement is akin to stabbing fellow paks and Kashmiris just to create smiles on the enemies who have allways been hell bent to destroy Pakistan right from the beginning.

    ZARDARI'S FUTURE DEPENDS ON HOW STRONGLY INDIA AND AMERICA WANT HIM IN POWER. HOPE THIS TRIO DOES NOT DAMAGE PAKISTAN IN A VERY SERIOUS WAY.

    Q. Lawyers movement is once again getting momentum. In your opinion will they give President Zardari a tough time?

    ANSWER. I HONESTLY WISH NOW THAT LAWYERS MOVEMENTS HAD SUCCEEDS.BUT, THE CHANCES ARE VERY SLIM NOW AS THEM PEOPLE ARE TOO WEAK IN THE FACE OF INDIA AND AMERICA WORKING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.NOW EVEN NAWAZ SHARIF IS GIVING IN TO ZARDARI'S VERY CLEVERLY AND MASTERLY SUBJUGATION OF NAWAZ.

    I THINK THAT NAWAZ SHARIF IS NOW PUPPET OF ZARDARI, WHO IS REPORTING TO INDIA, WHICH IS RIDING AMERICA'S BACK LIKE A MONKEY AND DIRECTOR
    IN A VERY CONCERTED WAY WITH ISRAEL.

    Q. Will President Zardari make his government able to tackle Pakistan mounting problems like economy, energy and law & order, inflation, unemployment etc.?

    ANSWER. HE COULD DO SOME THING IN THIS AREA.PAKISTAN'S ONLY HOPES TO SCORE VERY BIG IS ITS SECOND LARGEST COAL DEPOSITS IN THE WORLD. AMERICA AND CANADA HAVE THE WORLD'S BEST AND SAFEST COAL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY AS WELL AS THE SAFEST AND BEST POWER GENERATION FROM COAL.PAKISTAN CAN EARN MONEY FROM COAL LIKE MIDDLE EASTERN EARN IT FROM OIL.

    AND CHINA WILL NEED PAKISTAN FOR ENERGY FACILITATION FROM MIDDLE EAST VIA SINKIANG.THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR ALL PAKS.

    Q. Do you think President Zardari would face any other issues or challenges from other political parties in addition to concerns raised by PML-N?

    ANSWER: ALL OPPOSITION TO PPP DIED AND THEY HAVE EVEN PUT TO REST OR INACTIVATED PEOPLE LIKE AMIN FAHIM.

    BB WAS SENT WITH AN AGENDA AND HER BANK ACCOUNTS WERE HELD IN HANDS THAT WOULD PUNISH HER IF SHE DEVIATED BY FREEZING ALL HER OVERSEAS ACCOUNTS.MUSHARRAF WAS NOT DOING ENOUGH. ZARDARI HAS SUBSTITUTED WHERE BB LEFT. THEY HAVE SOLID SUPPORT FROM PAK MILITARY AS KIYANI IS EX PPP MAN AND THEY(ALL OF THEM) ARE DOING THINGS TOGETHER THAT MAY EVEN BE SAD LIKE THE STATEMENT ON KASHMIRIS AND OTHER TALKS.ENOUGH SHUFFLES HAVE GONE THROUGH EVERY WHERE TO MAKE ZARDARI HAVE VERY SMOOTH RIDE.THERE IS LOTS OF COSMETICS WORK, BUT ANY OPPOSITION HAS DIED IN PAKISTAN WITH HARDLY ANY CHANCE TO RISE FOR QUITE SOME LONG TIME.


    Q. Do you think, President Zardari is the right replacement of Former President Musharraf?

    Answer: ONLY FOOLS WILL AGREE AMONG THE MASSES OF PAKISTAN.BUT, HE DEFINITELY IS A VERY RIGHT AND BEST REPLACEMENT OF MUSHARRAF IN THE EYES OF INDIA, AMERICA, ISRAEL, NAWAZ SHARIF AND THE TOP BRASS OF PAK MILITARY WITH GENERAL KIYANI FOR SURE ON THE AFFIRMATIVE.

    PAK PEOPKLE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO LIVE WITH THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

    THE FOREMOST THING I PRAY IS THAT PAKISTAN DOES NOT BECOME PART OF WW3 EQUATION.IF ALLAH WILL PROTECT US, THEN WE DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT INDIA, ZARDARI, KIYANI, AMERICA, ISRAEL, PAK MILITARY BRASS WITH VAST RECENT CHANGES, RAHMAN MALIK AND ALTAF HUSSAIN, WHO EVEN TOLD INDIAN TOP POLITICAL AUDIENCE THAT CREATION OF PAKISTAN WAS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE IN HISTORY.

    THE VERY GOOD NEWS DESPITE ALL THESE SAD TALKS IS THAT THE INTERNATIONAL FORCES AND ENERGY EQUATION THAT WILL CONTROL AND GUIDE THE WORLD'S DESTINY IS TIPPING IN FAVOUR OF COMMON AND MAJORITY PATRIOT PAKISTANIS.OIL AND GAS EQUATION IN THE WORLD IS CHANGING THE ENTIRE CONFIGURATION OF THE WORLD.





    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 15 October, 2008

    To Kashmira with appologies

    I think that Paks have all the reason to cheer up Kashmira and let her know that the nation at large fancies the whole lot in different perception of our love for Kashmira.

    Agiain, I can't resist to quote couple of lines from a great song that America's all time best voice of Nat King Cole sang it 60 years ago and go in the song titled, "Smile" as such:

    "Smile, though your heart is aching
    Smile, even though it's breaking."

    And then Nat King Cole sang a consoling commiseration as such:

    "I'LL DRY YOUR TEARS ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT."

    WELL, OUR UNITED PEOPLE OF PUNJAB, NWFP, SINDH, BALOCHISTAN, URDU SPEAKING AND THE KASHMIRIS CAN ALL CONSOLE OUR LOVE TO KASHMIRIS WITHH APPOLOGIES AS UNITED NATION.

    WHAT A SWEET KISS AND PAT ON THE HEARTS OF US ALL PAKS BY THE CHINESE PRESIDENT ON ZARDARI'S VISIT TO HAVE EMPHACIZED THE TALKS OF MAINTAINING PAKISTAN'S TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY AND OF UNITED PAKISTAN.PAKS DEAREST FRIEND CHINA DOES CARE ABOUT THE WELL BEING OF PAKISTAN PEOPLE AND THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF OUR COUNTRY.

    FORTUNATELY CHINA HAS ACHIEVED A VERY DECISIVE EDGE TO STAND TALLEST AND REALLY THE ONLY TALL NATION IN ASIA TO MAKE PAKS FEEL SECURE, UNITED AND ENJOY OUR TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY EVEN WHEN IT HAS SUFFERED SOME SACRIFICES DUE TO EVIL'S DESIGNS TO MAKE THE SPOILS.

    PAKISTAN'S PROPENSITY TO COUNTER PROBLEMS IS MUCH RELATED TO ITS MOST IMPORTANT GEO-STRATEGY.THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT ASSETS POSSESSED BY PAK PEOPLE BESIDES ITS GEO STRATEGY AND NUCLEAR ARSENAL FOR SURVIVAL REASONS ARE ITS SECOND LARGEST COAL RESERVES IN THE WORLD AND ITS VERY NATURAL LOCATION TO BECOME CONDUIT OF OIL AND GAS ENERGY TRADE FLOW BETWEEN MIDDLE EAST AND CHINA.MUCH OF THIS ENERGY TRADE STRATEGY HAS TO BE CHALKED OUT WITH TREMENDOUS ENGINEERING INPUT RATHER THAN POLITICIANS SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS OVER THEIR TECHNICAL LIMITATIONS.

    CHINA IS THE ONLY FIRST COUNTRY EVER THAT IS SOON GOING TO CONSUME AT LEAST HALF AS MUCH OIL AND GAS AS AMERICA DOES.ENERGY CONSUMPTION IS THE KEY FACTOR THAT DETERMINES A NATION'S GRANDNESS OR POWER IN THE WORLD.CHINA WILL NEED PAKISTAN AS THAT CONDUIT OF ENERGY AS CHINA'S WESTERN MOST OIL AND GAS RICH PROVINCE OF SINKIANG IS ALREADY BEING RETRO-FITTED TO FACILITATE ENERGY TO CHINA. AND SINKIANG IS RIGHT NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR OF PAKISTAN.THIS VERY AUSPICIUS ENERGY LINK UP AND RELATED REFINERIES AND PIPE LINES WILL BOOST PAK ECONOMIES TO THE TUNE OF 100 BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY OR MORE.THEN DEVELOPMENT OF MASSIVE COAL RESERVES FOR THE DYING MARKETS IN CHINA AND INDIA CAN BE AN OTHER 100 BILLION DOLLARS BUSINESS ANNUALLY THROUGH MASSIVE INVESTMENT TO DEVELOPE THOSE COAL RESERVES.

    WITH THAT GIVEN IMPETUS OF ENERGY FACILITATOR, PAKISTAN COULD EMERGE A PROSPEROUS AND VERY SECURE NATION.PAKISTAN WILL BE LEARNING ABOUT HOW TO MAKE MONEY RATHER THAN ASKING FOR IT.

    REMEMBER A FAMOUS CHINESE PROVERB THAT SAYS AS SUCH:

    "IF YOU GIVE A MAN A FISH, HE WILL HAVE ONE MEAL.BUT IF YOU TEACH HIM HOW TO FISH, HE WIL EAT ALL HIS LIFE."

    AND OUR DEAR KASHMIRA WILL BE OUR LOVE BUFFER BETWEEN CHINA AND PAKISTAN.JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH LOVE IS THERE TWO WAYS BETWEEN PAKS AND KASHMIR.



    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 16 October, 2008

    Let Zardari talk business and not people.

    With great number of opportunities springing up from Zardari's current visit to China, a good technical and engineering team may well be got on advisory board to maximaze the benefits.Besides, help from China, there may be the need to nurture mutual internal peace and love amongst all paks and that means amongst all Punjabis, Sindhis, Pathans, Balochis , Urdu speaking and the Kashmiris working together to make Pakistan great.

    No matter how and what way we criticize the politicians of PPP or any other party of present and past, the fact remains that Pakistan owes gratitude to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto for giving the bomb for Pak security and Benazir Bhutto for giving the missiles with wings to fly the bomb.

    Talking peace to reticent Indians is allright with some hope that we may be able to turn the only adversary into neutral at best.But, we must really refrain from blaming our own people with some thing that they really are not.

    Ome thing real good about BB was that she got the missile program for Pakistan.and she was even able to extract sophisticated military haedware worth over 500 million dollars from Bill Clinton IN 1995 even when she had secured the much needed nukes from source not so liked by America.One cannot deny that her success there in America was mainly because of her great looks driven personality.She might have snubbed the dictate promises again now for the betterment of the country as she allways knew about how to play smart under different circumstances, conditions and terms.

    But, Zardari does not have same characters and second he is man, who could never match BB.

    ZARDARI MAY BE NEEDED NOW FOR CONTINUITY FOR THE SAKE OF STRONG FEDRALISM AND FOR THE CHANCE OF GIVING OUR SINDI BROTHERS A VERY DUE ROTATING CHANCE ON GOVERNANCE AND POWER.

    ONLY FOOLS WILL ATTEMPT A CHANGE. BUT MR ZARDARI IS REQUESTED THAT HE PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TALKING TERRORISM ABOUT PEOPLE WHO REALLY ARE NOT TERRORISTS. KASHMIRIS ARE NOT TERRORISTS AND HE IS REQUESTED TO STAY QUIET AND SILENT AND NOT INVENT SOME CRAZED FUNNY THINGS.

    FOR THE SAKE OF PAKS PROSPERITY AND WELL BEING, MR ZARDARI IS HONESTLY AND SINCERELY WISHED GOOD LUCK ON THE PROMISES MADE IN CHINA.

    WE CAN TRY GOODIES FROM CANADA AND AMERICA AS WELL AS MORE IS ALLWAYS BETTER.WE CAN TRY, WITH OUR ENGINEERING AND RELATED CONTACTS ABOUT THE BEST COAL PRODUCTION AND COAL RELATED POWER TECHNOLOGY FROM HERE.IT IS GOOD TO EXPLORE EVERY AVENUE AND SOURCE.I THINK PAKS CAN GET EASY FINANCING UPTO ONE BILLION DOLLARS OR MORE TO DEVELOPE ITS COAL AND RELATED POWER.MAY BE PAKS CAN GET MORE, MAY BE FEW BILLION DOLLARS HELP FROM CANADA AS PAKS HAVE VERY DELICATE CIRCUMSTANCES.WE HAVE EXPLORED THINGS HERE IN CANADA AS WELL AND THERE CAN BE GOOD HELP FROM HERE AS WELL.I PERSONALLY AM DOING SOME PROJECTS WITH AN ENGINEERING COMPANY AND THE OWNER HAS WORKED FOR CANADA'S LEADING COAL COMPANY CALLED FORDING COAL AND WAS ALSO KEY ENGINEER ON JENESEE COAL BASED POWER PLANT THAT WAS BUILT WITH CANADIAN, AMERICAN AND JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY.THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS THAT US-CANADIAN OPEN PIT COAL MINING AND VERY ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY COAL SOURCED POWER ARE THE SAFEST AND ENVIRONMENTALLY MOST FRIENDLY WITH TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF BUILT IN SCRUBBING.AFTER OUR FIRST PROJECT GONE SUCCESSFUL BETWEEN US-CANADA AND MIDDLE EAST, WE ARE IN POSITION TO VISIT PAKISTAN TO DO SOME NICE TALKS FOR EXPLORING REASONS.AMERICA AND CANADA ARE PRODUCING 3.5-4 BILLION MEGAWATTS OF POWER YEARLY FROM COAL BY USING 1.5-2 BILLION TONS OF COAL EVERY YEAR.AMERICA AND CANADA HAVE BEEN ALSO MOST SUCCESSFUL IN OBTAINING OVER 2 TRILLION CUBIC FEET OF CBM(COAL BED METHANE)FROM 2 BILLION TONS OF COAL PRODUCED A YEAR.

    PAKISTAN MUST THINK OF HELP FROM EVERY WHERE---FROM CHINA, CANADA, AMERICA , AUSTRALIA, EUROPE AND EVERY WHERE THEY CAN.

    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 17 October, 2008

    China

    "LET CHINA BE ASLEEP.IF SHE AWAKENS, THE WORLD SHALL FEEL SORRY FOR IT."
    ___ Napolean Bonapart.

    That China is awake now and the world is benefitting from China from its rise.

    ALL NATIONS ON ANY SIDE OF THE GLOBAL DIVIDE ARE BENEFITTING FROM CHINA.CHINA OWNS THE MASSIVE AND THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD FOREX RESERVES WITH WHICH CHINA BUYS AMERICA'S DEBT AND FINANCES THE CONSUMERS THERE TO HELP THE WORLD'S MOST PROLIFIC SPENDERS KEEP THE WORLD'S FINANCIAL ENGINE RUNNING.CHINA HAS WHOPPING 2 TRILLION DOLLARS FOREX RESERVES WHICH ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LARGE AS OF THE SECOND PLACE JAPAN.

    IF PAKISTAN HAD NOT THAT GREAT OF GEOSTRATEGY AND NO ENEMY OR EVEN POTENTIAL DANGERS, PAKISTAN COULD GET BY WITH CURRENT RESOURCES AND LIVE PEACEFULLY AS PEOPLE IN BANGLADESH AND MYNAMAR(BURMA) LIVE WITH NOT MUCH OF FOREIGN INTERCTION.

    BUT IMPORTANT GEO-STRATEGY BRINGS DANGERS, AND WAR ON TERROR IS THE BRAIN CHILD OF THE EVENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE AROUND PAKISTAN EVER SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO.WITH VERY URGENT NEED OF GENUINE HELP, PAKS HAVE TO LOOK AROUND AND SEE WHO CAN BE OF GREATEST HELP.NATURALLY CHINA HAS BEEN THE WILLING PARTNER IN TIMES OF NEEDS OF PAKISTAN.

    YOU LOOK AT NEIGHBOURS AND SEE THEIR PROPENSITY TO HELP.WHILE WE CAN ALLWAYS LOOK TO AMERICA FOR HELP FROM AFAR, YET GETTING CLOSELY INTERWINED WITH OUR GRAND GEO-STRATEGY.WE HAVE BIG INDIA NEXT DOOR , BUT THIS BIG NEIGHBOUR IS MUCH BIG DEVIANT FROM BEING BIG BROTHER.IF INDIA WAS WHAT AMERICA IS TO CANADA, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BIG BOON TO PAKS PEACE OF MIND.HELP FROM INDIA HAS BEEN DEBATE OF WISHY WASHY IFS AND BUTS AND REBUTTALS THAT COULD BE LEAST MIRACLE AT BEST.

    NOW, ALL THINGS GET BRIGHTENED FOR PAKS WHEN IT COMES TO SEEK NEIGHBOURLY AND BROTHERLY HELP FROM CHINA.CHINA HAS CALLED PAKS AS BROTHERS ON ZARDARI'S VISIT AND THEM BROTHERS AND NEIGHBOURS CHINESE HAVE PROCLAIMED THOSE PLEASING TALKS AND ACTIONS TO BENEFIT PAKS.EVEN THE NEW OR THIRD MILLENNA WAS CELEBRATED BY CHINA WITH PAK PRESIDENT MUSHARRAF BEING THE FIRST GUEST TO CELEBRATE CHINA'S ENTRY INTO THE THIRD MILLINUM OF HISTORY.EVEN THE FIRST CENTURY OF THIS MILLINUM MAY AS WELL PUT CHINA ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

    CHINA HAS BECOME THE BIGGEST OIL CONSUMER AFTER AMERICA AND WILL SOON BE THE ONLY COUNTRY IN ENERGY HISTORY TO CONSUME HALF AS MUCH OIL AS AMERICA DOES.CHINA IS PLANNING OR BUILDING MEGA GAS PIPE LINES TO BRING GAS FROM RUSSIA AND TURKMANISTAN.CHINA COULD EASILY AND EVEN MORE CONVENIENTLY BUILD PIPE LINES THROUGH PAK SOIL TO BRING GAS FROM IRAN INTO ITS ENERGY PROVINCE SINKIANG FOR FURTHER TRANSPORT DELIVERY INTO CHINA'S INDUSTRIAL HEART AROUND SHANGHAI, CANTON, GUANGZHU AND OTHER PLACES.

    AND CHINA HAS THE RESOURCES TO BRING PAKISTAN ON BOARD FOR ITS ENERGY FACILITATION AS CORRIDOR.PAKISTAN'S PREFERENCE FOR CHINA'S HELP ARE EVIDENT FROM CHINA'S VERY BROTHERLY FEELING OF OUR PAKISTAN.LOOK AT, THEY AGAIN CALL US BROTHERS WHEN ZARDARI IS THERE.LOOK, THEY ARE SINCERELY TALKING OF PAKS TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY AND WELL BEING.THEM CHINESE HAVE THE PROPENSITY AND WILL AND CAPACITY TO HELP PAKS.THEY HAVE OVER 300 BILLION DOLLARS ANNUAL TRADE SURPLUS COMPARED TO OVER 120 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TRADE DEFICIT SUFFERED BY OTHER BIG NEIGHBOUR INDIA.CHINESE ENJOY SURPLUSES IN ALL ACCOUNTS COMPARED TO DEFICITS BY INDIA.CHINA'S LARGEST IN THE WORLD FOREX RESERVES ARE OVER 1.9 TRILLION DOLLARS AND STILL GOING UP EVEN WHEN THE WORLD IS IN TROUBLE FINANCIALLY. EVEN INDIA'S FOREX RESERVES HAVE BEEN DROPPING BAD IN THE PAST 4-6 MONTHS AND THE LATEST DROP WAS SCARY 8 BILLION DOLLARS IN JUST ONE WEEK.

    SO, IT MAKES GREAT SENSE TO BE MORE ATTACHED TO THE NEIGHBOUR WHO IS ALL WEATHER SINCERE AND IS MORE SECURE FINANCIALLY THAN ANY NATION IN THE WORLD.

    NOT ONLY ZARDARI, BUT EVERY PAKISTANI WILL FIND THAT OUR CURING MEDICINE AS BEST FOUND IN CHINA.

    IT IS GREAT TO BE NEIGHBOUR OF CHINA AND PAKS REALIZE IT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THEIR HEARTS.

    AND IN CHINESE LANGUAGE, I MUST SAY--- NE HOMA(HOW ARE YOU). AND I SAY---TOCHEY(THANKS IN CHINESE LANGUAGE).



    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 17 October, 2008

    Help for Pakistan

    Pakistan needs tremendous ampount of help as our country is not only suffering from war and geo-strategy related war like circumstances and related stress, but has no developed resources to generate big money to meet these bloody and dangerous situations.These very ugly things are spawning on border, across borders and within the country as spillovers.

    Paks forex reserves are depleted to low levels and that is because people are converting rupees to dollars.This is happening in India and most countries in same brackets of the currency devaluations. Indian rupee has depreciated as much as pak rupee in the last 2 months.And India's Forex reserves have come down by 40 billion dollars in the past 3-4 months.But, India is not directly affected by any geo-etrategy related ills as Pakistan is.

    SO, PAKISTAN MUST PUSH TO ITS HELPING CONSORTIUM TO BE REASONABLY GENEROUS ON REALITIES.AND DEFINITELY, IT IS NOT AT ALL IN THE INTEREST OF ISLAMIC WORLD OR CHINA OR EUROPE OR AMERICA TO SEE PAKS GO UNDER.OTHERWISE INDIA WILL EAT UP MIDDLE EAST ENERGY RESERVES AND THERE GOT TO BE A BUFFER, WHICH IS PAKISTAN.

    IT IS WISE AND GOOD TO CAST OFF INDIA'S THREAT,BUT THERE HAS TO BE EFFORTS FROM BOTH SIDES.

    AND ZARDARI HAS TO PLAY, FOR HELP REASONS,MORE IMPORTANT CARDS LIKE CHINA, OIL RICH ARAB BROTHERS , AMERICA, CANADA AND EUROPE.THESE COUNTRIES HAVE THE CAPACITY, CASH AND POTENTIALS TO DEVELOPE PAKISTAN.INDIA, BESIDES NO DESIRE TO HELP PAKISTAN,IS RUNNING INTO SERIOUS DIFFICULTIES,WHICH ARE BEGINNING TO SHOW UP AND WILL INTENSIFY IN NEAR AND FAR FUTURE WITH THEIR DRAG EFFECTS TO HOLD INDIA BACK.INDIA IS SERIOUSLY SUFFERING FROM ENERGY IN-SECUROTY AND HAS MORE THAN 75 PERCENT ENERGY EQUATION DEPENDENT ON MOSTLY IMPORTED OIL.ANY TROUBLE IN PERSIAN GULF OR STRAIT OF HARMOUZ WILL SHUT DOWN INDIA.BESIDES HALF OF THEIR ENTIRE OIL REFINING IS LOCATED IN ONE CITY JAM NAGAR NEAR KUTCH.
    AND INDIA HAD TO RUSH FOR CIVILIAN NUCLEAR DEAL AS INDIA IS RUNNING OUT OF ITS POWER GENERATION COAL RESERVES OF 40 BILLION TONS BY 2035 OR SO.THAT IS THE KEY REASON THAT THEY RUSHED OUT FOR CIVILIAN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FROM US AND IT SHOULD BE NO PROBLAMATIC IF THE INSPECTIONS ARE CARRIED OUT ON THE WASTE FUEL.STILL THIS NUCLEAR DEAL IS EXPENSIVE ONE AND WILL ONLY REDRESS PART OF LOST POWER CAPACITY FROM COAL GENERATION.PAKISTAN, IN COMPARISON,IS WAITING TO DEVELOPE OVER 200 BILLION TONS OF COAL,WHICH ARE SECOND ONLY TO AMERICA'S IN SIZE.AND INDIA IS LOSING BADLY TO CHINA IN GLOBAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS DUE TO TOO MUCH OF THEIR THEORETICAL TYPE ENGINEERING.SOFTWARE IS THING OF THE PAST WHERE YOU DO THINGS FROM THE CHAIR.BUT ENERGY ENGINEERING REQUIRES TOO MUCH PRACTICALITY AND ACTION AND ONLY CHINA IS DOING SOME WHAT NEAR AS GOOD AS AMERICANS OR EUROPEANS OR CANADIANS IN ENERGY ENGINEERING.INDIA HAS LOST TO CHINA IN SUDAN AND SYRIA AND MOST OTHER PLACES WHERE IT TRIED AND CHINA ITSELF IS FINDING NOT THAT GREAT A RIDE IN ENGINEERING WHEN IT COMES TO COMPETING WITH AMERICANS,CANADIANS OR GERMANS AND JAPANESE.BUT, CHINA IS PROGRESSIVELY TRYING TO CATCH UP.FOR PAKS, CHINA MAY BE THE MOST USEFUL BROTHERLY HELP AS THERE IS URGENT NEED TO TRANSPORT AND REFINE ENERGY AND OIL IN PAKISTAN FOR CHINA.

    LET PAKS CONCENTTRATE ON MORE SECURE HELP.IF THERE IS A MAJOR TROUBLE IN MIDDLE EAST,AMERICA AND CHINA WILL BE PART SHUT DOWN.BUT,INDIA WILL BE COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN DUE TO CUT OFF OF ITS ONLY AND TOTALLY DEPENDENT OIL ENERGY SECURITY.EVEN THE NUCLEAR CIVILIAN TECHNOLOGY FROM AMERICA CAN SATISFY ONLY LESS THAN 5 PERCENT OF INDIA'S ENERGY BASKET.WITHOUT IT,IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOTAL DISASTER ON POWER GENERATION PART AS INDIA IS RUNNING OUT OF ITS 40 BILLION TONS RESERVES OF COAL BY 2030 OR 2040.

    SINCE COAL IS THE MOST USED FUEL FOR POWER GENERATION, THE PRICE IS AND WILL STAY HIGH.PAKISTAN CAN SUPPLY COAL TO THE WORLD FOR 200 YEARS AND MAKE 80-100 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR ONCE THE COAL RESERVES ARE DEVELOPED IN THAR.

    WE WOULD REALLY WANT SAFE OPEN PIT MINING,WHICH KEEPS COAL PRODUCTION ACCIDENT FREE.IF PAKS WANT TO GO UNDERGROUND COAL DEVELOPMENT LIKE CHINA OR INDIA AND ARE PREPARED TO MAKE MONEY LIKE COAL INDUSTRY ON WAR FOOTING AND LOOSE 1000-2000 WORKERS LIKE IN INDIA AND CHINA,IT IS THEIR OWN VENTURED RISK TO TAKE.AMERICA'S OR CANADA'S OPEN PIT MINING HAS HARDLY ANY ACCIDENT AND DUE TO EXCAVATION TYPE PRODUCTION FROM OPEN PIT MINING,YOU DO NOT NEED AS MUCH JELLED WATER FOR PRESSURE CUTTING OF COAL.CHINA COULD LIVE WITH MORE THAN 3000 DEAD IN UNDERGROUND COAL MINING IN 2007, BUT AMERICA OR CANADA WOULD HAVE SHUT DOWN ALL OF THEIR COAL MINES IF THEY HAD LOST EVEN 100 MINERS IN ONE YEAR.BUT, FOR ALL OTHER HELP INCLUDING POWER GENERATION FROM COAL, CHINESE HELP WILL BE GREAT.

    MR ZARDARI MUST LOOK INTO INDIA'S POTENTIALS BEFORE TRUCKLING AND GROVELLING ON THAT SIDE.

    AND PAKS NEED SINCERE HELP LIKE THE CHINESE WHO HAVE STRESSED ON PAK'S TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY.

    AND CIVIL NUCLEAR HELP FROM CHINA WILL TAKE TIME.IT TOOK 3-5 YEARS TO US-INDIA DEAL.





    Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 18 October, 2008

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