Dilemma faced by Pakistani Government

Just few days back Pakistan armed forces started there latest offensive against Taliban with aim to push them back away from the provisional capital of Peshawar.

Pakistan armed forces and government are facing a tough dilemma here. Though how hard they try things keep on getting worse and worse. If government reaches a truce or pact with Taliban and Islamic extremists the American lobby starts shouting and every terrorist act in Afghanistan is blamed on Pakistan side of the border. If government goes on offensive against the extremists like Baitullah Mehsud or Mangal Bagh the internal opposition to government increases with increase in extremism and support for people like Baitullah Mehsud or Mangal Bagh in frontier and also a series of suicide bomb blasts across the whole country.

And all the time the American media and watch dogs keep on shouting about the failure of Pakistani armed forces and there inability to protect the borders where the fact of the matter is that it is the failure of American and Nato armed forces that allowed all these extremist and Taliban to cross over into Pakistan which has made situation inside Pakistan extremely fragile.

One must understand that these extremists fight a Gorilla tactic war and if the whole American and Nato armed forces with highly sophisticated technology could not contain the extremist elements in Iraq and Afghanistan then they should think twice before pointing fingers against the Pakistan Army.

This post is a reaction to the article “Pakistan: Negligent on Terror?” , published in TIME on 30th June.

A New Election, A New Hope

A new election, a new hope, a new Government but the same old problems. Election 08 has given anew hope to people of Pakistan. A hope that arises every time Government changes. Hope that arose in 1997 when Nawaz took over, Hope that arose again in 1999 after Musharaf Coup and now again in 2008.But will this time be any different, for the sake of Pakistan’s future I hope so yes. But it won’t be an easy ride for the new government as the ground realities haven’t changed much. The US war against terror is still on going, the spread of extremism in the masses is still ongoing, and there is still electricity and gas shortage so it won’t be a walk in the park for who ever takes over the government.

Has Pakistan reached a point from there is no return? Has the US lead war has put us in a dilemma to which there is no solution? are the main questions the new government has to address. People of Pakistan have spoken and given the politicians another chance, now its there turn to deliver cause God forbid if they don’t the trust people have entrusted in them will be shattered.

The performance and policies of the new government might very well determine our future and our existence as a nation.

FAST Protest on 9th November

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A peaceful protest was held at FAST today. Around 500-600   students gathered backstage after Jumma Prayers for a Peaceful protest. All the students were Wearing Black Arm Bands as a sign of protest. Few faculty members also addressed the student gathering.

Source: Ale Natiq

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Tribute to Students

Today LUMS saw its biggest ever protest and it’s heartening to see that FAST and other reputable institutions have joined in as well. All these protest by students have been done peacefully and in good Faith.

Yesterday I was hearing Geo and Dr.Shahid and Insar Abbasi were commenting on current state of affairs in the country and the bottom line comment from both of them was that our nation has gone emotionally dead(Behis),reason that no people were coming out on the street. Perhaps they were not aware of the protest held at LUMS on Monday.

Well people come out on streets if they have strong leadership to follow and as present no politician or noticeable figures that can lead people have come out in protest.

That makes this student movement by LUMS, FAST and other leading universities even more commendable and appreciable as these movements and rallies are totally organized and arranged by students without involvement from any other source. This shows a bright light of hope and shows the youth of our Nation are aware and are willing to stand up and fight for the right causes. There is still along way to go but the good thing is that student voices have started to emerge and are being heard nationally and internationally.

Students Protest

Nuces-Fast Joined in with Lums today in protests.

In Lums there was a large gathering of 1000 students almost 3 times bigger than Mondays Rally. It was a big success. Though Police tried to stop it and there was a lot of Police presence outside Campus gate but students made there point with a well organized show of protest.

 

In Fast it was a totally different story. Police arrested 3 of the students and sources say they also beat one. Gate of Fast was closed and no one was allowed to go Inside or Come Outside. Campus was surrounded by police .

Video: Protest at Fast

It seems PUCIT is also planning to join in and it seems that on Friday there will be a combined Coordinated Rally joined by students of many leading universities in Lahore.

Anti-Emergency/MarshalLaw Protest at Lahore University of Managment Sciences(LUMS) Campus

A small Anti – Emergency/Marshal Law Protest was held at LUMS Campus today. The Student body is really flared up against the steps taken by the Musharaff regime all over Pakistan. Till now only Lawyers were the main driving force in protest against Musharaff. Is this small Rally is the sign of things to come in the future. LUMS is a leading University of Social, Business and Computer Sciences in Pakistan. Few of its faculty members were also arrested in the government operation/crackdown against Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Head office in Lahore.

Inside the Red Mosque

Al Jazeera aired this program in there Witness special segment. Total coverage of Red Mosque incident and this documentary also shows in detail the Inside of Red Mosque before the whole 10 July incident, Which shows that Red Mosque was very modern Madrassa with excellent facilities for students and education in English, Urdu and Arabic Languages.