Mission Creep is what critics are calling it, says Mehreen Zahra-Malik, in her propaganda article for the MQM in Reuters. But is it really mission creep (a quiet coup) or is it an attempt to free Karachi from the terror of target killing and extortion?
It is the nature of my life, my work and my continued existence on this planet that I be able to draw people near while keeping my own emotional and personal distance. Being able to live this way is a character trait that I learned as a child for the environment that I was forced to grow in and has become the singular greatest advantage that I have achieved. I am who I need to be for each situation, for each interaction, for each individual, without remorse, without questioning.
But the human rights activists will now stand to protect the rights of those who carried out the acts, rather than speak and defend the rights of the victims. The human rights activists will now stand to demand transparent justice for those who are guilty of brutality equal to that of the most vicious warlords. That they should be given all the protections of due process.
What I am against is using the cover of electronic crimes to silence the people of Pakistan who, in a true democratic dispensation, have the right to voice their opinions without fear of punishment or prosecution. I am also fearful that this new legislation will do nothing to stop cyber terrorism, violence against minorities and others, and electronic crimes.
So please, get your armies together and go fight. Invade Yemen, let us see who you need and who you don’t need. And when your monarchies fall, because without our army to protect you, there will be no GCC or House of Saud, we shall see who needs who.
But this is common place for Pakistan. When a foreign government says something about Pakistan, the Foreign Office has routinely played the blind mouse and scurried around pretending it was never said.
But what the article fails to mention is the financial and military support that has been provided to the Tehrik-e-Taliban by India and it’s crackpot intelligence service, RAW. Yeah, I said it. Crackpot! When a bird shits in Delhi and you automatically point to Pakistan and the ISI, either you are crackpots or the most incompetent intelligence organization in the world. Nor does the article explain the rationale for Indian Consulates along the Pakistan border in regions that have no interest or love for India.
Six words that define who we are and what we can be – “What Starts Here Changes the World.”
After two weeks of me posting every day that Pakistan should stay out of the war in Yemen, I have people posting comments about how Saudi is more beneficial to Pakistan than Iran.
When the media and “democrats” talk about the military takeovers in Pakistan, they conveniently forget that their own politicians were part of those governments.
When will you learn that the media is lying to you most of the time? How can I say that…. watch any breaking news story… first, it’s not important enough to be classified breaking news 99% of the time; and second, there is never any confirmed source that will repeat it on camera.
An honest discussion about the death penalty in Pakistan and the attempts of the liberal community to bring it and the country into international disrepute with false and manufactured information.
Many people have been deceived into believing that Islam is a violent religion, but they have no understanding of the context, history or traditions during the time of the Prophet Muhammad when they make that characterization.
Let today, the anniversary of the day that Pakistan lost its future leaders, be the day that you honor the nation that you claim to serve. Let today be the day that you bow to the men who truly love this nation and its people. Let today be the day that you demonstrate that you are a Pakistani first, standing for Pakistan first.
It was a special honor to team up with The Book Mart to promote and sign copies of Agency Rules – Never an Easy Day at the Office during the Karachi Literature Festival 2015.