Naked Emperors of Pakistan

Pakistan ruling elite  is real live picture of  a short tale by Hans Christian Anderson written almost 200 years back .It is about two weavers( Establishment ) who promise an  Emperor(Political cartoons) a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, all his subordinates and ruling elites praised his naked get up but a child cries out(General public ) that he was wearing no dress and is just naked.

Emperor’s new clothes  reveals  a standard metaphor for anything that smacks of pretentiousness, pomposity, social hypocrisy, collective denial, or hollow ostentatious styles of ruling groups. Historically, the tale established  that  rulers are all time subjected to self foolishness and  crookedness of  surrounding people who avoid speaking truth in front of power icons .They try best to be fool already fool characters .

Along with this story the Khalil Gibran  almost 100 years before depicted the nation which has strong similarities with our Pakistani  style.

Pity the nation:

Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion.
Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it
does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own
Pity the nation that acclaim the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful.
Pity the nation that despises a passion in its dream.
Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a
funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block.

Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a
juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking.

Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpeting, and
farewells him with hooting, only to welcome another with trumpeting
Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years and whose strong men
are yet in the cradle.
Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.

If One’s read thoroughly these  master pieces  one can say Pakistan and Pakistanis are not a  stranger for  both authors who have exactly predicted  about Pakistan and its rulers ‘ real intentions  hundreds years before. Since its creation Pakistan is suffering from a fatal problem that is simply described by  above  story and a poem and it is its ruling class or “Establishment”.  Over the years every vital department in Pakistan is controlled by the so-called “Establishment” This network provides support and safe backing to their “touts” to ensure that they remain in control. The roots of this establishment may very well be deep inside underworld and secret agencies of the dominating nations.All these Bhutto, Pagaras, Gillanis,Zardaris etc are  political disposable clones of these typical establishment icons who are treated on the basis of their obedience and service record.

Pakistan ruling class is always popular to create political crisis ,mostly caused by military establishment and sometimes  caused by  political leaders and or political parties.The pseudo-intellectuals or democrats  have hijacked the nation and are fully responsible of creating confusion and instability in Pakistan.
It is interesting to note that due to the foreign power’s  interference and manipulation the very same people  who are declared  as corrupt just sometime ago, blame and rebuke, come back to govern us after a couple of years again and people welcome them  forgetting their past . A common English Prover fits here as “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me”.
This is probably also the main reason why the political process in Pakistan is not let to prosper. Soon after its inception the sincere and loyal politicians were removed from the main stream and only dummy agents and rubber stamps are put in place, while all the decisions are made outside the country.These Naked kings bring more instability  in country’s unity, economy and stability and then all runaway when time for them is over.

On Pakistan political scenario the powerful, influential, moneyed, landed, Industrialists, Businessmen, Feudal lords and the Establishment join hands for their personal and family interests, have in fact grown in their greed for money and power.Our past history of rulers shows that  somewhere in our genes there is this one that continues to contaminate and multiply throughout the Motherland like a gangrene that has now virtually infected all strata of our existence.


Democracy Fool Pakistanis

Pakistanis is a unique nation that avoids to learn from history.. We are not in mood to change our repetitive mistakes, attitudes, and policies. Unfortunately, our so called political cum feudal and Military establishment  strictly followed such policies  which always restrained  Pakistanis to move forward towards peaceful and progressive future. Pakistani State got on name of Islams and Muslims remain fundamentally religious and security oriented despite of many falls originated  on the name of Jihad, sometime against Hindus then for Reds  and now operation sweep up for home-grown fanatics.Bhutto with all his political blunders had done a great job of setting up of Hamood-ur-Rehaman War Inquiry Commission, commonly known as the Hamood-ur-Rehaman Commission. It examined 213 witnesses, mostly Pakistani army officers, hundreds of classified documents and army signals between East and West Pakistan. The final report was submitted in November 1974, detailing how political, administrative, military, and moral failings were responsible for the surrender in East Pakistan.

This report has some great findings few are:

“The process of moral degeneration among the senior ranks of the armed forces was set in motion by their involvement in martial law duties in 1958 that these tendencies reappeared and were, in fact intensified when martial law was imposed once again in March 1969 by General Yahya Khan.”

“Due to corruption arising out of the performance of martial law duties, lust for wine and woman, and greed for lands and houses, a large number of senior army officers, particularly those occupying the highest positions, had not only lost the will to fight but also the professional competence necessary for taking the vital and critical decisions demanded of them for the successful prosecution of the war, “.

“In furtherance of their common purpose they did actually try to influence political parties by threats, inducements and even bribes to support their designs, both for bringing some of the political parties and the elected members of National Assembly to refuse to attend the session of the National Assembly scheduled to be held at Dacca on March 3, 1971.

“A fully civil government could not be formed in East Pakistan as had been announced by the ex-President. Dr. Malik an old man and politician had a weak personality. He could not annoy, the Martial Law Administrator (Lt. Gen. A.A.K. Niazi) also because of the unsettled conditions obtaining in the Wing. Gen Niazi, on the other hand, cherished and liked power, but did not have the breadth of vision or ability to understand political implications. He did not display much respect for the civilian Governor; the Army virtually continued to control civil administration”.

“The installation of a civilian governor in September 1971 was merely to hoodwink public opinion at home and abroad. Poor Dr. Malik and his ministers were figureheads only.Real decisions in all important matters still lay with the army. In the first picture of the new Cabinet. Maj. Gen Farman Ali was prominently visible sitting on the right side of the Governor, although he was not a member of the Cabinet.”

The East Pakistan army’s commander, Lt-General A.A.K.Niazi, who the commission said acquired a “notorious reputation for sexual immorality and indulgence in the smuggling of paan from East to West Pakistan”. The inevitable consequence was that “he failed to inspire respect and confidence in the minds of his subordinates with absolute absence of leadership qualities and determination; he also encouraged laxity in discipline and moral standards among the officers and men under his command”.

The Recommendations:

The Commission recommended Public Trial of the following Officers:

(1)   General Yahya Khan, Former Commander-in-chief

(2)   General Abdul Hamid Khan, ex Chief of Staff to the President

(3)    Lt. Gen. S.G.M.M. Pirzada, ex PSO to the President

(4)    Lt. Gen. Gul Hasan ex Chief of General Staff

(5)    Maj. Gen. Ghulam Umar ex Second-in -Command of NSC

(6)    Maj Gen A O Mitha ex Deputy Corps Commander

(7)    Lt. Gen. Irshad Ahmad Khan, ex Commander 1 Corps

(8)    Maj Gen Abid Zahid, ex GOC 15 Div

(9)    Maj. Gen B.M. Mustafa, ex GOC 18 Div

The Commission recommended Court Martial of the following officers:

(1) Lt Gen A.A.K. Niazi, ex Commander, Eastern Command

(2) Maj Gen Mohammad Jamshed, ex-GOC 36 (ad hoc) Division,

(3) Maj Gen M. Rahim Khan, ex-GOC 39 (ad hoc) Division.

(4) Brig. G.M. Baqir Siddiqui, ex COS, Eastern Command, Dacca

(5) Brig Mohammad Hayat, ex Comd. 107 bde. (9 Div)

(6) Brig. Mohammad Aslam Niazi, ex Comd 53 Bde (39 Ad hoc Div.)

The Commission recommended Departmental Action against the following officers:

(1) Brig. S.A. Ansari, ex-Comd, 23 Bde,

(2) Brig. Manzoor Ahmad, ex-Comd 57 Bde 9 Div

(3) Brig. Abdul Qadir Khan, ex-Comd, 93 Bde. 36 Div

The Commission observed that the suitability of the following officers for continued retention in military service would not be justified:

(1)      Maj Gen M.H. Ansari, GOC 9 Div.,

(2)      MajGen Qazi Abdul Majid, GOC 14 Div.,

(3)      Maj Gen Nazar Hussain Shah, GOC 16 Div

(4)      Maj Gen Rao Farman Ali, ex Adviser to the Governor of East Pakistan.

(5)      Plus 19 brigadiers.

The Commission further recommended that Armed Services should devise ways  and means to ensure:

(a) That moral values are not allowed to be compromised by infamous behavior particularly at higher levels;

(b) That moral rectitude is given due weight along with professional qualities in the matter of promotion to higher ranks;

(c) That syllabi of academic studies at the military academics and other Service Institutions should include courses designed to inculcate in the young minds respect for religious democratic and political institutions;

(d) That use of alcoholic drinks should be banned in military messes and functions;

(e) That serious notice should be taken of notorious sexual behavior and other corrupt practices

The Action:  Nothing ever happened that matched with recommendations of this valuable report.

The army’s role in creating disturbances and political set backs in Pakistan after its greatest military failure was totally ignored by successive Pakistani governments and many of those indicted by the commission were instead rewarded with state rewards and awards. Bhutto,  as Prime Minister personally ordered that each and every copy of the report be burnt. A copy of the final report was however saved, which was leaked and published in Indian magazine.So Bhutto was among the first leaders who fooled this nation by wearing clothes of democracy.His predecessors in games of Politics  also followed the same theme.So this democracy fool nation is again and again misused by its ruling elite groups who are supported  generation wise in this country by foreign hands.

The After effects of military and political somersaults : If few of above action had been initiated  sooner after release of this report by political groups against the accused, as recommended by the Commission, the nation could have averted the future coups d’etat  which not only completely devastated the political structure as well as the socioeconomic fabric of the state and society and wild elephant of military establishment would have kept  in its limits.History has proved that this army has most of time attacked and killed its own people and groups and spent billions on taking control in its own land.West Pakistan, Swat and now on our northern side this dirty games of playing wars were/ are  clear examples of “A bail mujahy mar”so as poor in calculation and reminding  history facts  Pakistani nation doesn’t realize that they have spent their resources on destroying their own-selves by empowering and enriching military.Besides many irreversible, it led to radicalization of the society, which is now clearly visible. The policies of military rules  empowered  foreign intervention which is so deep-rooted now and  the role of intelligence agencies from media management to missing persons is so pervasive that at this time it looks like complicated jigsaw puzzle which has become impossible to understand by  public.

What is happening in  2012

  •  The military still plays the important overt and covert role in ruling this country.
  • Illegitimate extensions to Army chief is done by so-called legends of Bhutto just to  secure their corrupt tenures.
  • Huge defense budget is still cutting down human development in weak and crippled Pakistan rest of Pakistan’s economy is gone into drain of corruption of bureaucracy and political groups.
  •  The military is in full control of  economic, defense and foreign policy.
  •  According to human rights groups, 5500 persons are missing in Pakistan  surely by its own agencies and nobody has any access to them.
  •  Political ruling group still backing the military unlawful and immoral decisions by giving them political shields.

Present dummy political situation clearly reveals that  this country still belongs to  1% people… who can  initiate wars, can make any law in this country for themselves , design any political situation which large portion favors military rules and rest give benefits to few political families who come on and off in parliaments

The way Zaradari and his team is trying to implement laws like  dual nationality and SC amendments, it is clear that they are backed by military establishment in the way that would create more political fragmentation in the ground level.Formulation of such laws  favoring ruling groups  shows that intention of ruling groups who are placing worst kind of dual nationality holders on important seats of Pakistan.

The ground realities overtly and covertly indicate that they have designed and tailored the policy to weaken the foundation of the nation. They know very well that in the world of today economic backbone should be strong for the progress and prosperity of the country, whereas piles of arsenal are useless for a country with weak economy but Pakistani rulers still following the opposite path
Let us the claim of our leaders about democracy but when we see their performance toward serving their country and people they  members of the Parliament  do not look  the inhabitants of the country.  95 percent of population of the country is worried about the next meal, the education of their children and medical care. The price hike of the commodities of daily use has made the life of common men miserable. . The election has become only a ‘ show’ of democracy. In fact there never have been any genuine election under strong military establishment. Our election of National and Provincial Assemblies are  just to fool its public and foreign medias in the real sense of the word.

The  Pakistan  existing politics is considered a severe blow to Pakistan’s sovereignty . The stigma of military superiority and national humiliation  in democratic period is  still going on as we are neglecting our crimes and blunders of past.The US wants/ wanted Pakistan to break up by taking the umbrella of her friendship. It never came to rescue Pakistan at the time of crisis. Under her Dollar supplied friendship the democracy of  Pakistan is defined like that . It is a democracy   to make fool and buy the people.

US S-O-R-R-Y= Price of Pakistani flesh

We all are well aware of the mistake that US did on Nov 2011 when NATO attack on Pakistan, is also known as Salala incident. In this incident NATO forces entered in the Pakistan across Afghanistan border and opened the fire on Pakistan military posts, in this 24 Pakistani soldiers died and 13 got injured. This attack resulted in deterioration of relationship of Pakistan and US,  presumably some political, religious  groups and people of Pakistan badly reacted on this incident and they pressurized the govt. for the closure of NATO supply line. This closure was  supposed to be great lost for US, as they have to use the routes for NATO supply line.

357739-kabul-1333155491-276-640x480 Just two days back our Dummy Defence Cabinet Committee  D(DCC) session  attended by federal ministers from the Defence, Foreign, Finance, Interior and Information ministries, as well as Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi finally paved the way of this supply that is affecting the life  and performance of NATO soldiers.This routine way these political touts directly present themselves in front of nation for such kind of inhumane and illogical cooperation with their masters.In a light way it was mentioned that  leaders of the armed forces, including the Chairman Joint Chief of Staff,were also be attending the high-powered session, just to give support to political groups who are all in all in this humiliating decisions.It is quite obvious that in military academies it is being  lectured to young soldiers  that behind all this action it is intention of civilian government who are ignoring the sacrifices of soldiers and paving way for their benefits on the name of national interests.

People and even some media groups are ignoring that just few days back U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen the top US commander in Afghanistan visited Pakistan and had talks with military officials.Results of such  non highlighted meetings was seen in DDCC.The final verdict of Hillary Clinton matches with Marine Gen. John Allen who  cautioned that ”we need to be careful about overstating the progress that we’re making, but I think that we’ve made real progress in the last several weeks with respect to having conversations with Pakistan we were not even having before.”

Then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated officially:” We are committed to working closely with Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent this from ever happening again,” . She added that Pakistan has agreed not to charge additional transit fees in the larger interest of peace and security in Afghanistan and the region.She described Islamabad’s latest decision “tangible demonstration of Pakistan’s support for a secure, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan and our shared objectives in the region,” and noted that it will help the US and the NATO to complete their planned troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 at a much lower cost.

If anybody has little political vision then it clearly explains that they might have little regrets on this attack but in future they can carry on this type attack just for sake of peace and security of region.So it means license to kill Pakistanis has got fair extension by our rulers, might be for securing their seats.

We have got further assurance of such actions from US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta who  made it clear on last week that Washington intends to continue using drones to target militants inside Pakistani territory, and dismissed claims made by Islamabad that such cross-border strikes violated Pakistan’s sovereignty.Marine Gen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan gestures during a news conference at the Pentagon, Monday, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

It is interesting that on official note there is not a single word  of sorry but different media sources highlighted as US bowed down in front of our government.and  US is willing to apologize for the Salala attack, however, the apology will be tendered by civilian and not military officials.

From all this and last years performance it is again assured that besides conquering their own country and making fool their own nation, Pakistan Army has become  drain hole for the country’s honor and economy. Just imagine that a staggering repetition of such incidents and  increase in the defense budget for  last years none of single action is seen either to end this war situation or proper response to intruders by our nuclear power army.Lets remind ourselves again & again after seeing conclusions of above drama created by our ruling groups that ,final decision  to  reopen routes came after “military meetings” not “democratic” or “diplomatic”

This humiliated  decision has proved that Pakistan that is always seen itself as anti-India,pro Muslim group  but no other matter is superior to this image for its army. Once again it is proved that our army is not for the country and its countrymen; in fact the army is above all and everything in Pakistan revolves around it.

The bottom line is that the U.S.-Pakistan compact of the last ten  years has been a disaster.Pakistan is losing its level of self-respect and resources in same pace that was happened in past .No body has any courage to make charge sheet against COAS of our nuclear power army who kept deaf and dumb for such a long time and demanding only sorry from killers of his soldiers deputed on critical area on his orders.
No matter US make sorry with us but please offer bangles to our Military brass who are in forefront for demanding compensation of those martyred  Pakistani men whom should have been protected by backup support by their fellowmen.

God save Pakistan from such leaders and soldiers,!