Internally DISGRACED Persons (IDPs)

Right now battle of SWAT and Rehabilitation of IDPs are the two main fronts where Pakistan is struggling for. By the grace of God our forces have almost accomplished the task and successfully destroyed major militants’ hideouts but regrettably the excuse for fighting this war is still there. Some days back our Government along with all parties had unanimously decided to cleanse SWAT from terrorists and urged to resolve problems of Taliban affected areas once and for all. I don’t know in which state of mind those political parties had taken this decision because right after the beginning of operation, our nation has out rightly rejected the entry of our brothers and sisters of war affected areas into “our” cities.

All major as well as minor political parties seemed to be united on something which is perceived as barbaric in civilized nations; these political parties have shown grave concerns over the settlement of IDPs and have obstinately been exhibiting inhumane behavior towards them through various evil tactics. All what they want is to keep IDPs restricted to WAR ZONE and leave them dying of starvation and bombings.

Every political party according to its capacity is playing up by deliberately issuing confusing statements on IDP issue; for instance MQM talks of IDPs registration, JSQM, the nationalist party of Sindh has straight away stopped IDPs to enter in Sindh province and threatened to pull their camps if installed. Likewise PML N of Nawaz Shareef has adopted a strategy of self-denial. They would pass an Anti IDP statement today and another party member would deny it next day. PTI instead of speaking for IDPs- rehabilitation is still busy in bashing the Government and has remained silent on this issue. PPP being the big brother and weak coalition Government is getting black mailed by their allies and still trying to find out a solution of such a “complicated problem”. ANP and JI in the whole situation are getting maximum mileage out of IDPs and encouraging their influx in their dream cities to strengthen their vote bank.

I believe entire IDP matter is basically revolving around the issue of “Vote”. So called custodians of urban population believe that entrance of IDPs into their cities would negatively affect their vote bank and turn the potential local voter into minority and somehow shrink the existing giants’ market share.

Besides political parties, our own people by embezzling aid for IDPs are worsening this situation. In short all political parties of Pakistan and some individuals have not only worsened this crisis but have unanimously proven to the world and to those poor war victims that we, Pakistanis are the most hypocrite and self centered people on earth.

I don’t know if I should refer this here but after seeing our response to SWAT crises, that statement of American Lawyer has popped up into mind – who once said on record that “these Pakistanis can sell their mothers for money”……


Pakistan’s Armed Politics

A country which is yearning for peace and stability since ages has again turned into a battle ground by her very own democratic forces.  Its quite surprising that we blame  Military and Taliban for being non democratic and getting every job done through GUN but conveniently ignore the rapidly spreading gun culture into our politics.

From Jamat e Islami to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf all political parties have finally carried guns and established private militias to resolve their issues “democratically” which I am not sure how helpful for the country’s democratic culture and up coming generations but for sure this menace is turning Jinnah’s progressive and peaceful Pakistan into another Afghanistan.//

Divided We Stand United We Fall

Instead of waging war on the ones who have brutally murdered our Pakistani brothers, slaughtered our soldiers, bombed girls schools, blasted barber and CD shops, shot innocent women, our nation is proudly engaged in fighting a war against MQM on various fronts.

Be it parliament, media or internet our patriotic nation has again proved themselves united against the “Racist-Indian-Pro American-Party of infidels MQM”

Recently Maulana Fazl ur Rehman blamed MQM chief for inciting sectarianism in Pakistan. PML N, ANP, Jamat e Islami and PTI have unanimously opposed MQM for rejecting Taliban-Parliament deal.

To obey their racial thirst, followers of said political parties have started a massive campaign against MQM. Their obnoxious statements like incitement of sectarianism and following foreign agenda have exposed their mentality.

After the failure of deal and refusal of Taliban for laying arms, now situation has become quite clear but interestingly a new suggestion is being heard on various forums. Our patriotic Pakistanis instead of appreciating MQM for their bold and honorable stance are demanding MQM to quit coalition for being “ignored and humiliated”.

For me this demand is not only shocking but disturbing as well however I appreciate MQM for sounding so logical and principled on their stance against terrorist Talebans who right after the deal called parliament (the same parliament with whom they made a deal) “un Islamic” and captured “Bunair”.  Both the post-deal events have endorsed MQM’s decision of refusing Taleban deal.

International community, civil society, Pakistan’s judiciary, human rights organization and other non governmental organization have actually supported MQM’s stance but unfortunately our  mainstream political parties and their followers despite knowing ills of Taleban preferred to side with them, their racism and blind hate against MQM made them to join Anti Pakistan forces and they kept picking and cursing MQM during the whole episode.

All political parties including senate members, intellectuals, writers who initially supported the deal have started giving second thought to the Taleban-Government deal but they are still shying to say even a single supportive word for MQM.

Some days back Nawaz Sharif of PML N who supported the deal with Talibans in parliament found saying something entirely different in his interview to USA Today [April 21, 2009], according to Mr. Sharif

“Militants there are trying to export their particularly harsh version of sharia, in which the hands of thieves are amputated, women are forbidden from going outside, and adulterers are stoned to death”.

This statement clearly states who stands where. Who is double faced and who is fooling Pakistanis. Sharif has taken U turn on Shariah deal for Europe and America but in Pakistan his stance is  completely different, just because he wants to remain popular among the religious groups of Pakistan.

During his interview he came up as a different person.  Nawaz said he had had a good relationship with President Clinton — and is a fan of President Obama.

“I have never met Obama, but I have a good impression of him,” he said. “I think he’s a good guy.” [Daily Times Wednesday, April 22, 2009].

The man who is responsible for drone attacks in Pakistan and is being heavily criticised by Nawaz Sharif et al has suddenly become the favorite person of Mr. Sharif.

I have never seen such hypocritical behavior in any country’s political scenario. What worries me is the ultimate rise of hatred against MQM on every front despite MQM’s professional and highly responsible attitude in talk shows, press statements and  parliament.

MQM might have done numerous mistakes in past but at this point they have taken a remarkable stand against the non democratic forces of Pakistan. They preferred to embrace majority’s hate for the sake of Pakistan.

Just like PML N, ANP, PPP, JUIF, JI, PTI — Altaf Hussain could have gone for the majority opinion to capitalize vote bank in NWFP and Punjab for which MQM has been struggling but he never compromised on principles and in return what he got?

“Sheer hatred!”

In such circumstances where racism is literally fuming up against one segment of the society,  I might have to re-examine the word “provincial harmony”.


Mufti Munib and Aitezaz Ahsan question Sufi’s statement about apex courts
[Daily Times Monday, April 20, 2009]
Sherry questions implementation of Nizam-e-Adl
[Daily Times Wednesday, April 15, 2009]