The Apathy in Pakistan to Support Reform






I am appalled.

I am appalled at the apathy of Pakistani society in not supporting for once what is clearly ( in my lifetime at least ) the most serious and deep rooted attempt at reform. 
I am appalled at the pretentiousness of many otherwise perfectly logical and sane people, for not supporting this serious attempt to get rid of this terrible putrid sewerage system of so called democracy, so cunningly labelled by self serving politicians to safeguard their golden geese. 
These politicians who have destroyed all semblance of good order and governance, simply because of this label of so called democracy. Look at these names who have been in political power in one form or shape or the other, be it a civilian or military administration. 
Look at this horrible horrible roll call. Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar, Saad Rafique, Asif Zardari, Khurshid Shah, Fazlur Rehman, Asfandyar Wali its an endless list of self serving, corrupt to the core, people. 
While some may criticise IK and TUQ for resorting to “undemocratic” methods. Here’s something to ponder. What choice do IK and TUQ and and people like us have. 
We can’t boot the Nawaz Sharifs and Asif Zardaris out through the electoral process because they have “bought” the entire process. 
We cant take them to court, because they have “bought” the entire judicial system. 
We cannot hold them for administrative impropriety. misgovernance, gross and blatant use of authority in appointments, misuse of public funds, corruption, brazen conflict of interest because they have “bought” the entire administrative structure. 
So IK and TUQ and people who want reform had and have no option but to resort to what they have done. Because, while theoretically we have a parliament and an elected government and there is due process for acquiring power, the system has been hijacked and held hostage by these “professional crooks” masquerading as political leaders. 
Look at Khurshid Shah thundering in parliament, earlier today and look at the sickening amount of ill gotten wealth he has acquired through corruption since 1991 when he was ifrst elected as am MNA. Can anyone justify this terrible and blatant hypocrisy and criminality. 
While some may not like IK’s arrogance ( I do) or TUQ’s Canadian citizen ship ( irrelevant). BUT If these two can set in motion the wheels of change for a better, prosperous Pakistan with strong institutions, especially the Police and the Judiciary, an electoral process which does not hand over power to a bunch of professional crooks with just 10 to 15 % of the registered vote, a system of political accountability which does not allow people in power to blatantly and brazenly misuse authority and public trust and public funds, and a country where no one Faith is imposed on another, I am all for it. 

And for those professional politicians with IK ( not many with TUQ) who think that they will benefit once again from the ‘IK” bandwagon, as they have done on other bandwagons in the past…I think they are in for a surprise!

THE ISIS CANCER and Aafia Siddiqui ( The Islamic State)

The ISIS Cancer; 

They lie stealthily all around us and also within our minds masked as my neighbour, my professional colleagues, my business associates, even as my friends, and some even within my family…they lie within us, all over, all across our society. 

They are like a poison and cancer like Aafia Siddiqui hidden deep in our body and soul without us realising, appearing superficially and seemingly benign but actually fatal and terminal.

They start brainwashing our minds and hearts and souls using Religion anti Americanism anti Zionism anti Jewry anti Christianity…catchy slogans to anchor themselves in our hearts and minds and entwine and entice the young impressionable minds with photos such as that of a dishevelled Aafia Siddiqui, eyes closed, hair strewn, a helpless weak oppressed female.

But this mask hides the real Aafia Siddiqui!!

She is the person who has the blood of thousands of innocent Pakistanis on her hands by providing support, food, shelter, communication, weapons, to TTP and Al Qaeda suicide bombers in her house in Islamabad and then whisked off to Afghanistan by the TTP just before the agencies caught up to her. The Media played her case, supported by ISIS type supporters, in suits and ties, to build up anti Musharraf sentiment when he was in power. She is as much responsible for the terrible murder and mayhem inflicted on Pakistan as is the TTP and Al Qaeda. Why would the ISIS seek her release. WHY ??. Because she was and is one of them !! 

The ISIS and their supporters use distorted interpretations in sermons and political speeches…in schools colleges universities and in mainstream Media…especially Mainstream MEDIA.. Just look at the nonsense that is paraded and displayed in the name of one of the purest Faiths…how smooth talking evangelists…so called maulvis, an institution which should not exist, so called charlatans masked as religious scholars, bereft of even the most basic elements of serious objective research and scholarship to their names.  TV anchors with and without the trappings of a beard or a turban, conducting a “monkey” show to hype up viewer ship and ratings, …all leading us astray in the name of Religion

Mainstream Media must not give time space and forum to these demonic forces

Islam is pure simple and thrives on reflection and questioning. We must wage a Jihad against the Terrible Obscurantism symbolised by ISIS and their Salafi / Wahabi cousins and the likes of Aafia Siddiqui, wolves in sheep clothing. 

We must not be innocently mislead into supporting the cancer inside us like Aafia Siddiqui who has the blood of all those innocent Pakistani children, women, men and Pakistan army soldiers when she provided safe haven and support to suicide bombers in her house in Islamabad. See this link to learn how the ISIS asked for her freedom before they killed James Foley..
http://www.dawn.com/news/1127243