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Why condemn us?

Raymond Davis got released after Diyat was paid to heirs to those who were murdered. In the aftermath of this event, we are all ignited that we let go of this person, whom we should have made an example of to prove our national integrity…..Why we forget these basic things:

  1. First, Faheem and Faizan were robbers (its proven yet remains underobserved because it doesnt help add fuel to fire) and attacked this person who acted in self-defense although too ruthlessly but they were not angels either.
  2. Diyat and Qasas are Divine laws by Allah and are implemented in Pakistan like many other Islamic countries and do not have different interpretation. Its pretty simple. Life against life or Compensation against life (amount can be anything). It is being used in our country and region since ages. If Americans used it, whats they problem? God Forbid, are we not happy with the concept? We need to be careful here that we CANNOT challenge the context and content of this Divine law while we protest against this release which is totally under Islamic laws.
  3. If people are to protest, they should stop doing against state and state machinery, they should protest against the families who had all the support in the world from religious parties and leftist yet they got charmed by money and took it (still legal and ethical because it was their right under Islamic law)
  4. As far as Raymond Davis being an operative of CIA is an issue, honestly, its not that big a deal. CIA operates in all countries and it does so for its own ambitions. We, Pakistanis operate our intelligence machinery in countries of our interest. This cannot end and wont end. CIA operates against its own people as well by throwing them in illegitimate wars (of Gulf, terror, Vietnam and God knows what). Lets be pragmatic about it
  5. Religious parties have their own ulterior motives in Pakistan and they just have one single agenda which Allah has condemned several times in Quran ‘don’t spread violence’. They want people to stay violent regardless of what happens on ground. Much famed maxim ‘jo kuch kerwa raha hai Amrika kerwa raha hai’ manifests it clearly.
  6. The widow of Faizan who committed suicide did not do something praiseworthy. Ethically, morally, legally and in every society, suicide is NOT encourageable
  7. Only aggrieved party to the whole incident is Abad Ur Rahman who was not killed by Davis but another accomplice who fled away and thats where our security and law and order agencies failed. They neither got compensation nor got heard by anyone including the so called ‘molvis’ who understand marketing too well and realize that ‘Davis’ will sell at the moment, lets not talk about the anonymous guy who wont sell.
  8. Finally, full marks to our Government and its operatives for holding their own all along. They said it will be courts who will decide and they continued stating it despite State department and the White House and even President Obama himself kept saying ‘courts cannot decide matters related to diplomatic immunity’. We let the process function and it resulted in a agreeable settlement as per Islamic laws which were fully implemented.

I, personally feel saddened by the fact that even the educated class of this country gets ignited by all this and doesn’t think rationally.

Lets not start blaming our country and its people just for the sake of it or because we cannot condemn a superpower so lets condemn ourselves!

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Who are they? What they want?

What these terrorists want from us? Have we ever thought who is funding them? Can it be anyone but those who want to destabilize Pakistan? Can’t we still see that India is behind these people and is trying to fulfill her ulterior desire of eliminating Pakistan?
These are difficult times, Pakistan is standing on crossroads, Pakistan is facing most difficult period of its history, Pakistan is on brink of destruction, Terrorists are all over Pakistan; these are some such lines which continue to be spoken of Pakistan. But we as a nation can defy and defeat all adversity facing us. In our history of more than six decades, we faced some unique challenges for any nation but we stood the test of time. We need to be strong and united once again in these testing times. Pakistan will prevail Insha Allah!!!

Another Holiday

Today, when I have started to write here, there are so many things going in my mind. One of the important happenings of the day is Allama Iqbal’s Birth Anniversary (and a holiday). These days can be a great help in rejuvenating the ideals these personalities created for our nation. True picture of Islam, its application in our daily lives, our internal flaws and above all, a vision that how muslims should lead their lives in contemporary times.
These people are gone and all that is left are their thoughts in words for us to take inspiration from.
These days will continue to come and go, we can forget them like another holiday or a weekend or we can at least think what Iqbal meant when he said…… “zara nam ho tu buhat zerkhez hai ye mitti saqi”

Just a piece of paper!

Pakistani politics are nothing but a tale of kings and queens, princes and courts and so many other concepts which are nothing but a tale of past in most parts of the world. But in Pakistan the best thing is that we are still living in those times when nation’s destinies would change with the words uttered or written (even supposedly) by a dying king.

Not many months ago, we as a nation got our history changed and re-written by nothing but a piece of paper. A will as they called it of a leader who knew that her time was near. But the interesting thing is that nobody in our supposedly free world ever thought about it.

At times, I think whether it was our leaders in the ruling party who are to be blamed. But then I realize, whats their fault? They did what they deemed best for their party and even for their political careers (and yeah for Pakistani nation too!). But the so-called free media in Pakistan pointed fingers very carefully and very selectively. It has always been very careful while giving perception of being a stalwart of freedom of thought and word.

Media in Pakistan never raise issues which it feels can affect its advertising revenues specially from Government’s kitty. It is always careful in undertaking those ventures which it finds to be of more popular support than real value to nation.

When I desire to write more on Pakistani politics, my mind takes me to another world which many people fail to see. This is the glamorous world of media……….(to be continued)