By Dr Shahid Qureshi: –
In an interview with US state funded media Fawad Chaudhry exposed the take over of the PTI government by the ‘corrupt bureaucracy’ of Pakistan, who is completely responsible for the loot and plunder of Rs 30,000 billion. A civilian work force in Pakistan whose 22500 officials are foreign nationals (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc) with divided loyalties. I agree with Fawad Chaudhry’s analysis of the current political situation and non-serious as well as damaging attitude of the senior ministers.
Imran Khan’s stubbornness in expecting a little-known low-key Chief Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar to perform and deal with corrupt bureaucracy is unrealistic. It is involved in the stealing of every penny from state exchequer in past 40 years. Bureaucracy is like a horse which takes over if the rider is inexperienced or weak, sadly Usman Buzdar is both. It is capacity and hard disk problem with Usman Buzdar not software.
The reality is that Imran Khan lead PTI is taken over by the Con Men in the disguise of businessmen. Characters like Razaq Dawood about whom we don’t know anything about his background. The so-called philanthropy is actually sharing a small portion of national loot in the forms of dodgy businesses, stealing of electric, subsidies, under invoicing, tax evasions, tax avoidance.
These cons actually have taken advantage of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s passion to build hospitals and universities like a man with charity bowl who don’t look at the face or intent of doners.
Jahngir Khan Tareen ‘can man with an airplane’ and sugar tycoon has already landed in London on Russian Jet via Moscow. He is reportedly relaxing in a multi-million-pound mansion outside London. It is just a matter of time when someone will knock at his door asking about the sources of income under UK ‘unexplained wealth’ legislation. That’s when stolen wealth become a security issue as it will be used for arms twisting like it was used against Russian President Putin’s friends, who were allowed to bring millions in suitcases.
There is no point mentioning time tested foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who hailed from a British loyalist family which was involved in the killings of freedom fighters against colonial occupation.
The international departure of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, a jailed convicted criminal on bail for 4 weeks on a Royal Qatari Luxury airliner from Lahore to London via Doha exposed the rotten security, justice and accountability system of 6th Nuclear State with Long range missiles and day night fighting air force. It is a slap on the face of all law-abiding citizens in Pakistan. Off course it was an ‘asset recovery’ mission like Raymond Davies a former CIA asset was snatched from Pakistan with the help of all in one mafia.
It is high time that ‘patriotic’ people with or without uniform sit down and draw a national security plan by empowering Imran Khan the prime minister of Pakistan. Both Imran Khan and Gen. Qamar Bajawa, the army chief cannot fight with foreign agents infested mafias.
There is a great need of police reforms with the engagement and recruitment of the retired military personals into ‘national policing program’. Police station is the first point of contact of a victim of crime and a person in distress. This is a cost-free action and only need activation and support of military pension offices in the country. It can be run as a pilot program for 5 years.
It would be interesting to know for all crop commanders and GHQ as how ‘much monthly rate’ a police station in charge SHO pay for the appointment. It will help them come out of the bubble as what really people on the street face from the police. The so-called PSP group is as much rotten as the rest police system because their rates are in millions with collusion of various mafias according to report by Asad Mirza a crime reporter. Punjab Police officials were found to be selling officials arms and ammunition to the terrorists and gangs and then replicating with fakes as revealed during fight with ‘Choto gang’ in Punjab’.
The institutional support and swift response is very important for the work force. The foreign funded CTD type organisations will not deliver because of PBR ‘payment by results’ model which will lead to Sahiwal Type Botched up operations against innocent citizens.
In the case of security and law enforcement institutional capacity building only slogans are not enough we need boots on the ground keeping in view the size of the country. The others have already done the assessments and you need to wake up. That’s what made Nawaz Sharif’s escape possible using legal loopholes and weekend high court services.
US State Department has showed concerns about the inefficiency of the court system about the conviction rate of the terrorism related cases. That was the only reason military courts were established. Both Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif lied to Pakistani nation about the hanging of convicted criminals in Pakistan by stating: ‘EU will put a ban on GSP plus’. There was no such condition was placed by the EU, when I asked them officially. This mafia saved murders, terrorists and criminals by lying to the nation.
Raymond Davies wrote all in his book ‘The Contractor’, as how all and sundry in Pakistan, politicians, police, judges, generals, businessmen and lawyers played a role in his release apart from that he killed two Pakistanis on the road in broad day light in Lahore.
The long and short of this is that all the departments in the country need to review and reboot their system of asset management, supervision and hand over to the next generations.
As they say, ‘If it is important you will find a solution and if not, you will find an excuse’.
(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and chief editor of The London Post. He writes on security, terrorism and foreign policy. He also appears as analyst on Al-Jazeera, Press TV, MBC, Kazak TV (Kazakhstan), LBC Radio London. He was also international Presidential election observer for Kazakhstan, 2019, 2016 and 2015, Azerbaijan 2020, 2018 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. He wrote his MA thesis on ‘Political Thought of Imam Khomeini’ and visited Tehran University. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ also studied Law at a British University. He also speaks at Cambridge University and visiting professor in Hebe University in China.)
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