Principle standpoints in Al Bakistan IV
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Tahirul Qadri says that the present elected government is electoral dictatorship … but selected interim government set up by stakeholders is true democracy.
Dual nationals have the right to form political parties, demonstrate, hold rallies, and marches to the capital and demand electoral reforms for the next elections … but they can’t be members of parliament.
We appreciate Anna Hazare of India … but call our very own Anna Hazare as Canadian dollar Hazare.
We learn from Indian activist judiciary and judgments of British and American judges … but India, Israel and America are our greatest enemies.
The Capitalist-in-Chief of the country with over 30 industries becomes the chief minister of a province … but he calls himself the Servant-in-Chief of the province.
We have political and religious leaders who demanded Fatiha prayers for Abu Musab Zaqawi in the National assembly and offered ghaiban-e-namaz in Pakistan … but they also condemn the killing of Shias in Quetta.
Televangelist, lawyers and journalists deliver messianic messages against corruption and looting through newspapers, TV shows and social media … but our banks have blacklisted lawyers, journalists and policemen for any house or car loans.
Quetta mourners demanded that Quetta be handed over to the Army… but the jihadis are the strategic assets of Pakistan.
Hundreds of Hazara Shias are being killed in Quetta and before that Shias were killed in Bamayan … but the Taliban brought the ideal government and peace in Afghanistan.
Israel was a creation of Britain to sow the seed of dissent and fitna in the Middle East for Arab Muslims … but the rest of the countries created by Britian in the form of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Pakistan are fortresses of Islam.
Eighty per cent of Pakistanis hate America … but the longest queues for visas are in front of the American embassy in Islamabad.
Ziaul Haq was a brigadier in Jordan who was responsible for killing of 10,000 Palestinians in Jordan (black September) and Tiger Niazi was responsible for killing Bengalis in East Pakistan … but no Muslim can kill another Muslim.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto initiated the nuclear bomb project under Dr Abdus Salam and Munir Ahmad Khan and later brought Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan to Pakistan … but Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan is the father of the Pakistani bomb.
Aitzaz Ahsan gave the lists of Sikh separatists to India during Rajiv Gandhi’s visit to Pakistan during the Benazir government … but we weren’t interfering in East Punjab during the Zia period.
Taliban is the plural of talib that means seeker of education … but they are against the education of girls.
Indian soldiers are cowards. One Muslim soldier is equal to 10 Hindu soldiers (Hamid Gul) … but we never won any war against India.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that is named after the ruling family of Saudi Arabia, Al Saud … but Saudi Arabia is the centre of transnational religious movement that rejects tribal, national and ethnic identities.
Hundreds and thousands of young children and young boys of Pakistanis were killed in Afghanistan, Kashmir, India (Ajmal Kasab) … but our religious leaders of the Afghan jihad against Russians, Professor Ghafur and Qazi Hussain Ahmad died natural deaths in their beds.
The majority of the al Qaeda leadership in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq were from Egypt and Saudi Arabia … but the last suicide attack in Egypt was in 1997 (Luxor massacre) and in Saudi Arabia (2003) and they never attacked any government building or bases in either of the two countries.
The prices of Sugar and CNG by Lahore High Court and the Supreme Court is not interference in executive … but the public accounts committee summoning the registrar of the Supreme Court for accounts is an interference in the independence of judiciary.
In Pakistan, you cannot get a driving license, cannot operate a bank account, cannot get a passport, cannot get a National Identity Card if you are below 18 years of age … but you can contract a marriage.
Drone attacks are counterproductive and are responsible for more terrorists … but jet bombing by the PAF in Waziristan and Malakand is productive.
The majority of the Afghan Taliban, including Mullah Omar were living in Pakistan. They were trained and educated in Pakistani madrassahs … but talibanisation is the product of Afghanistan.
Iran is our brotherly Islamic country and the Pakistan-Iran pipeline is the future of Pakistan … but Shias are not Muslims and are being killed in Quetta, Kurram Agency and Karachi.
The American support for authoritative regimes is responsible for hatred against Americans in M
uslim societies … but Saudi Arabia is the guardian of all the holy cities of Islam and a time-tested friend of Pakistan.
The author left architecture for painting but ended up as a cartoonist and now writes Hijjo. He is the jack of all trades.
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