Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Editorial: Akhter Mengal: between Six Points & Power-Chair…!


Power game is not easy task, it is very hard to understand, its zigzag roots. Unfortunately, sometimes people think that they know well circle of power game but they are wrong and leading themselves at wrong path.

Balochistan is not only burning and even also bleeding. Now it is no more mystery, what does Balochistan want? Bitter Truth has come out from volcano of injustice, whether you accept or not, but this is reality that Balochistan has another demands for its own way to their destiny. None can count it in the percentage, because the whole hearts of Balochistan have now changed and it has no more faith, including in Judiciary system.

When anyone faces injustice in his/her own country, they would get hope in their institutes that they may get justice by its decisions, meanwhile Balochistan has neither been getting single line of justice, nor supportive voice which can give them hope that here and there are the eyes that are looking for our justice.

Balochistan is being treated very crucially, instead people need to understand its pain and injured voice; some people start to singing songs of foreigner hands involvement in Balochistan which are making troubles. Even though such type of lyrics have become Jokes, nothing else. Everybody understands, what is happening in Balochistan? 
Thanks to the world after long time that has turned its face to the Balochistan and now have started to hear voice of Balochistan.

Missing persons’ case is having high attention from Human Rights organization of the world. Though Ex-Dictator Musharraf was claiming, no one is abducted and all is well in Balochistan, later fragile democratic government of PPP and its baby partners came over with power but they were unable to handle Balochistan’s situation.

Baloch Families of Missing Persons never stop to raising-up voice for their missing persons and government surrendered and accepted the visit of UN WGIED group, moreover Former Foreign Minister Hina Ribbani did brief situation of Balochistan and group visited Balochistan, too.

Suddenly one of the voices upped in Balochistan and brought vegetables of six points for solution of Balochistan, it was very strange for Baloch people that why this voice has been remembered now when UN team was listening missing person’s stories and had no more faith in judiciary. That voice was Akhter Mengal’s, whose whole politics seems to be confused politics.

What he actually wants? He himself doesn’t understand that where he should stand? When he should have met with UN Team at that time but he put forward his feet towards Islamabad and gave six points, not only this Mr. Akhter Mengal was in confidence that his six points would work like magical stick on Balochistan and then Balochistan be turned into heaven.

Balochistan is not story of fairy-tales, where childish stories could pacify Baloch people. Akhter Mengal could not oppose Ex-Dictator Musharraf and where trying to throw stones at fragile government, it meant he wanted to play a part of opposition party in Balochistan.

If he is very serious towards problems of Balochistan, he must expose real culprits whose hands are involved in bleeding of Baloch people.

So far, Akhter Mengal was beating drum of six points, those haven’t heard positive response from judiciary. And now Mr. Mengal is stepping in Election – 2013, even though Balochistan is bleeding and his Six Points are alone at the road of judiciary.

First Baloch people wanted to know about his Six Points result? Does he still have faith in solving the problem of Balochistan under the umbrella of fragile government setup? Moreover, if by chance he enters into government, will he release missing persons?

These are few questions; Baloch people are thinking and looking for answers. Mr. Akhter Mengal has right to choose any path, first he should be known that what Baloch people feel and think? Under such circumstances, Free and Fair Election is itself big task and Balochistan is not in mood to step in Elections.

State needs to search solution of Balochistan, then can start to talk on Elections. No Baloch is ready for election but Mr. Akhter Mengal wants to hoist-up the flag of Election.

Let’s see what comes next? While picture has been cleared, Mr. Akhter Mengal’s six points have neither discussed on state-table, nor received a token of sympathy.

Once again, he is coming-up with a point of election, will it get result? Because now point of election is in the court of Baloch people, so it is to see that what and how Baloch people will react? When anger movements are in mountains and which are rejecting any step of state and no remain faith in parliamentarian system.

It is history of our country that when people do not want to give their vote, then hidden hands as known “Farishtaas” come-up and cast votes; will it happen same in Balochistan?

Leading question is, is tea-bag of vote is in the cup of election? If Mr. Akhter Mengal sits in the chair of power, he has to solve problems of Balochistan and it is not easy task but he himself has chosen parliamentarian-path, problems are getting more long-winded. 
Meanwhile, his six points didn’t work like magical stick, at this time his one point of election would work as like magical stick?

Published in Bolan Voice Magazine in March, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Baloch sardar’s misconceptions...!

Ruling always says, “All is fair in the Power Politics” you can change lit of politics each day and none will ask you what are you doing? Balochistan is burning, no doubt state has been failed to bring any solution for Balochistan. 
If we peep into politics of Balochistan, power politics is also walking on the land of Baloch; we have rare people who act according to what they believe.
Still I have remembered when I interview Mr. Khair Bux Marri, he himself admitted that Baloch people need to struggle for healthy politics and will never bring any kind of feudal system in Balochistan.
Even Khair Bux Marri, had no attention for coding these words for stepping into power politics, his stand on politics is unambiguous whether you agree or disagree but at least he is not changing lit of politics day by day.
When Balochistan’s politics has a man like Khari Bux Marri whose words stand by principles. It seems rare nowadays in current scenario of politics. 
That’s reason spotlight of media is not on him. While interviewing Khair Bux Marri chose words consciously for personalities of politicians because he knows well what happens in Power Politics…!
On the other hand we have Mengal’s politics in Balochistan and still are listening to voice from Mengal Sardars’. Sardar Atta u allah Mengal, whose name is respectable in politics and no one can deny that he is himself is history but when he gave statement on Late Z.A Bhutto that “whatever Bhutto did with Balochistan that became curse for Bhutto Family.”
First, I personally couldn’t believe at my reading and read twice his statement there after I could ask myself, how is it possible that Attaullah Mengal used these words for a family which suffered lot. And Can Baloch curse anyone? We believe, neither can Baloch do this and nor is our culture.We all have reservation with ZA Bhutto’s policies, it doesn’t mean he was full in power and entire military was following his orders. 
Balochistan have had been suffering under the feet of operation since 1948s, so it was ZA Bhutto’s fault or orders?
Instead of Attaullah Mengal should have spoken in the light of historical background he aggressively talked on ZA Bhutto and his family. It didn’t suit Attaullah Mengal. Still, Eyes of History are alive and everyone knows well that who is real power-maker in our country. If ZA Bhutto had strong hold in power, he would never have been hanged over on fake-case. 
People cannot understand that what has happened suddenly with Mengals that they have started to criticize ZA Bhutto.
Not only this but Akhter Mengal came up with six points and showed his strong faith in Courts. It was same Akther Mengal, who interviewed me and said that he has no more faith but comically Akhter Mengal got remembered missing persons when UN WGEID had visited to Balochistan. 
One of journalist of Balochistan shared his views on his six points that whenever case of Balochistan was coming up on the international-table then Mengal showed his face and tried to divert discussion on real issue.
There are many questions which need to be answered that how Akhter Mengal brought vegetable of six-points? Did he discuss among Balochs? For now Balochs have one point and everybody knows about that one point.
Now issue is how to deal with one point! Akhter Mengal loudly said, if six points had not received justice, it would be worst. And then Akhter Mengal became invisible, he didn’t work on six points, nor had asked that what happened with six points?
It looks as if a person enters in the noiseless Street then cries loudly and finally keeps his finger on lips. 
If Akhter Mengal was serious on his six points, he must have worked on it while staying in country. Hence, he has not received any result. Usually, Akhter Mengal shows soft anger at judiciary.
Therefore, shall we allow thinking, six points was part of political drama and wanted to make ground for election.
He is looking for take part in election, now his seven points of election, would work in positive sense for Balochistan? Instead, Akhter Mengal should be discussed at his failure result of six points, always trying to criticize at ZA Bhutto. While he claimed that his farther was willing to eliminate Sardari system but it was ZA Bhutto, who didn’t want. For instance, we may listen to his point regarding Sardari System, Mengals were willing, it was Bhutto who forced at them and they were unable to abolish Sardari System. Isn’t it?
If they were so eager why didn’t they start mass movement in Balochistan against Feudal system? Akhter Mengal himself was part of the government, at that time. Did he introduce any bill against it? All critical questions put at another side of table, let us know that why is Mr. Akhter Mengal coding himself as Sardar?
Does Mr. Mengal still add up the fault of Bhutto? People do not hesitate to drag out martyr ZA Bhutto from his grave. It is very easy to paint colour of blame at anyone. 
Can’t people accept their own weakness? Mengal has empty ground in Balochistan for election campaign then he can make big promises with people that if he got chance to enter in power politics, he would be able to bring missing person and peace for Balochistan.
Hoping, he may do this what he says nowadays because this time he has chosen himself and if he couldn’t fulfill any promise, at least he would accept his faults and will not blame any body else.
Once I read on page of history that if you understand mystery of historical and political consciousness, you would never be able to repeat mistakes. Ahh…may our leaders of power politics have mistakenly read that line and should not repeat mistakes.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bilawal Bhutto is under the threats & Musharraf has safe havens…!


We understand well that “All is not well” in Pakistan where dictators remain always dictators, Ex-Dictator Musharraf violated constitution, is involved in war-crimes including Balochistan is bleeding because of his policy kill-kidnap and rule, and Baloch people are being abducted in his tenure; you cannot hear any sue motu against Musharraf.

People are asking yet, Why Taliban was afraid of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto? She was not in Power though Former Military Dictator Musharraf who was claiming that he has launched operation against them.

Ex-Dictator who launched operation against Taliban but they were getting more strengthen time to time, still Musharraf has not answered that What was Osama Bin laden doing at his territory? If he is against Taliban?

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto could have weakened Taliban if she had gotten chance to come over power, unfortunate she was assassinated in the name of terrorism.

Bilawal Bhutto - Online Photo
Nowadays, same old strategies are applied against Bilawal Bhutto, A young man who is not part of practical politics; all old uncles and men are afraid of him, if he comes, he will conquer the heart of people. I would remind one thing that PPP and its team of government has not delivered to people during tenure, poor people are disheartened but people are differentiating between current team of PPP and Bilawal Bhutto.

Question is, why stones of criticism and blames throw at Mr. Bilawal Bhutto, he has not stepped in practical politics. A young man, who has not done anything yet, suddenly all threats and criticisms are raising against him.According to former cabinet minister Qamar Zaman Kaira told that “We can’t expose Bilawal to the real threat of terrorism. We can’t risk the life of another top leader.”

Secular and democratic souls are facing troubles but Dictators never face troubles, as Ex-Dictator Musharraf, who has received security, courts have accepted his bills and not only this even his nomination papers are accepted for NA-32. So, article 62 and 63 of constitution, cannot apply at him?

This is ridicules towards poop people of Pakistan, when dictator is not arrested or disqualified but his papers are accepted. Musharraf is guilty in many cases. It’s strange, no corruption case has opened against him and none can ask to him that where and how have you brought this money?

Supreme Court of Chief Justice Iftkhar Choudhori, is ignoring Musharraf though whole nation is looking at Chief Justice that now where is sue motu and big claims for Judiciary?
Including Muslim League (N) has zipped its lips as they are not living in Pakistan. Even new brand of cold drink of Imran Khan, has forcibly brought in power politics of Pakistan, he is too silent on Musharraf, a man who drone attacked on constitution, Leaders and Balochistan.

No doubt, Benazir Bhutto’s children especially Aseefa Bhutto is tweeting against Musharraf, at least she has courage that she is openly speaking against dictatorship.
Aseefa tweeted that "

If Msuharraf is going to take part in Election-2013, it would be big slip at fragile democracy and judiciary of Pakistan.

One thing has been cleared that Mujahideen are B team of establishment, so how can they go against their Bosses? All threats and Bullets are against Leaders of people. It seems, hidden hands have adopted new strategy of extremisms against awami leaders.
Musharraf is getting safe havens and young man Bilawal Bhutto is being threatened. Do people of Pakistan, understand that undemocratic and dictators are above the law and all Taliban’s threats against democratic people?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What has PPP done for Sindh?


Whilst writing the article, I have been asking to myself that would people understand what we want to say or put our writings in the box of blames because to tell truth becomes very hard, none is ready to listen to it.
If you go and share single news, people will reject it. And without investigation, they used to say that this news is fabricated. So, they never accept realities.

 We understand that gig of power politics has no place for common people; moreover, power politics is itself worst exploitation. Unfortunate, in Pakistan power politics runs in the name of save-the-country.
Poor people are being treated as like animals, first people had hopes for their better living style but all hopes were dashed on 27th December 2007 when Ms. Benazir Bhutto, was assassinated and politics turned into Orphan-politics.

Nowadays, common people are hopeless. We know that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was unable to do the best for people during her short tenure, but at least she never dashed hopes of the people.
If you want to see hopeless eyes, go and peep into poorest homes where people are breathing without saying single word and no one complaining anything, it seems; they are looking for nothing.
When nations reach this stage where only sorrows are walking everywhere then be assured that majority of sorrows are gifted from the failed-state.

Hence, our country is going through fifth season of Election, all politicians are promising that they will change living style of common people. Big promises in short time of Elections. Promises those cannot be filled out in power politics.
In Sindh, the situation of politics is not changed. Same faces with oldest script for the broken-people of Sindh.

Ministers of the PPP are returning to their homes as they have completed their tour of Power Politics. People gave them vote because they lost their beloved leader Benazir Bhutto. Poor people sent them with heavy mandate in the parliament, with hopes that they may remove the dark-shadow of dictator Musharraf.
What did PPP do for people? I am confident that ministers of PPP who walked in power they never accept their mistakes and will start to count historical record of development but the people of Sindh are strangely looking at PPP and asking that for which Sindh, PPP has done work? Development work doesn’t seem in Sindh.

Former CM Qaim Ali Shah said in his speech on 12 March, 2013 that “Sindh Government had provided 165,000 jobs to the people on merit. Benazir Youth Development Program (BBSYDP) we have provided technical training to140,000 youth and of these more than 30% have been able to get employment. Sindh Government further added, over 100,000 women have been given interest-free micro credit. Even, 7000 houses of flood affected people constructed
The 2010 floods dislocated over 7 million people in Sindh and in 2011; an unprecedented rainfall affected 9.2 million people. Government provided relief; recovery and provided Rs. 41 billion on account of Relief, and Watan Cards during 2010 and 2011 disasters, reported on 12, March 2013.
The overall budget of Education was increased from Rs. 80 billion in 2007-08 to Rs. 111 billion in current year, said Qaim Ali Shah. More than 4 million children receive free textbooks every year and over 400,000 girl students receive fellowship allowance annually. On Health, Sindh Government budget has been increased by 400% from Rs. 5.2 billion in 2007-08 and grown to Rs. 22 billion in 2012-13, as reported.”

This above paragraph has taken from former CM Qaim Ali Shah’s speech, while reading his speech for a while we all can put our hands on hearts and would be able to say, PPP has done lot of work and has done historical development work which cannot be seen as it may historical work and it has some specialty which will not be seen through common people’s eyes? Wait... don’t be a fool…! Ground realities are totally different than speech of Mr. Shah.

Sindh has faced two big flood-rain disasters if now PPP members had time, must visit those areas where flood and rain damaged half of Sindh. Infrastructure isn’t built, from schools to hospitals--all buildings washed away in water of flood and rain. Mr. Shah was coding Watan Card in fact it was Coffin card, how many real victims have received? Instead of poor people should have received, cards were distributed among favourite’s people, yes long queue of the poor people which received sticks of policemen and promises by officers that you can come tomorrow and get Watan Card.

Can Ex-Sindh government showed good infrastructure on the ground, except on papers? People never accepted from dictator Musharraf because they know well that dictators can destroy the country but PPP was voted by people in the love of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. What did PPP do with people’s vote?
No doubt, PPP has completed five years tenure and they are saying that it happened because of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s policy of reconciliation, her policy was in the favour of the poor people and ruling party PPP adopted policy of pacification to its coalitions partners, especially in Sindh PPP was pacifying MQM even they did not care about common people. If policy of reconciliation was adopted in favour of the people, perhaps they may have gotten sympathies from the people but they didn’t do anything for the people.

While, it seemed that Sindh government was run by another person. Today PPP ministers never agreed on this fact but reality is they violated real spirit of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s philosophy of reconciliation. In five years, the PPP was trying to save Power, not power of people though Benazir Bhutto always tried to save power of people because she knew consciousness of history and the people. If she threw out from the government, the people’s strength would save her that is reason still she is alive in the hearts of public.
So far, the PPP government, while completing its power, has lessened people’s strength. Common people didn’t ask that the PPP government must have made golden houses for them; at least the government should have helped them to show sympathies.

During flood-rain disasters, none visited people who were dying. Sometimes sympathies, can work but the PPP government was too busy in major development works, instead of visiting the poor people and showing kindness.

Still, I have remembered one “lady who lost her home and sitting alone in flood affectees’ camp, she was saying that I didn’t blame anyone, that water has snatched my home and killed my children. Why do I ask to government? They are big people and never come to us. We had only Benazir Bhutto, if she was alive, she would have come to us. Now she left us alone, and then she was silently weeping and kept silent.”
Sindh Government has failed to deliver to the people. Sindh government even could not save children who died due to measles virus. If Sindh government claimed for health facilities, why didn’t save lives of children who died of measles virus? Then, what about 15,000 schools are closed, as reported.

People have no health facilities, no education and no shelter. Surly, Sindh government has done work on papers but in Sindh where common people are living, they wanted to know that for which Sindh, PPP has done work. Just go by feet and visit to people’s homes then anyone can know that the poor people has received, nothing.

If PPP goes to Sindhi People, will they have any thing where can gain trust? Maybe, Mr. Shah and his invisible real decision-makers, during his government; still think that they have done work for Sindh but in which Sindh common people are living, have not seen any work. We don’t know at least what type of work Sindh government has done which is not seen by common people.

If former ministers of PPP start election campaign must show that Sindh, where they have done work. Bilawal Bhutto should go on foot and see the condition of Sindh where people has received nothing only then he can realize that on the paper development has been done and on the ground is worst condition of common people. Possibly, Mr. Bilawal Bhutto may ask that for which Sindh, You (PPP ministers) have done work?

Originally Published in TheFrontierPost What has PPP done for Sindh?