By Dr Shahid Qureshi: –
Prime Minister Imran Khan need all the support from patriotic people of Pakistan in uniform, and without uniform. Those rotten old woods are there but you need to get rid of them with ‘special measures.’
The fast track delivery of desired justice to Nawaz Sharif a convicted criminal former prime minister by the Lahore High Court exposed the power of mafias in Pakistan. Boys in the boot are always disillusioned with the false sense of power than actual power. I told some one ‘you have a leak in your system’. From Benazir to Nawaz Sharif and Zardari, all did their best to clip the wings of security agencies and recent events expose the lack of capacity as modern espionage and security concerns have changed. Let the old boys go and let in the young blood with skills, knowledge and passion.
If you were so well informed and powerful how come billions were stolen from national wealth and land taken by mafias? You are not here just to sit and write reports and only use powerful iron hand against petty terrorists.
Finally, there is a little ray hope that some people in boots realising, that you can not do everything with boots on and this delusion of ‘I know everything’. The needs of a modern army and warfare are different now. They should know that ‘corruption’ is a modern weapon to erode a nation from within while you were standing with a gun facing the enemy without know what the hell is going on behind your back’.
It was great that military called in the so called ‘business mafia’ at the GHQ economy seminar and showed them documents received from China that: ‘Pakistanis trades US$12 billion with China’. The business mafia only submitted receipts of US$6 billion to the FBR (federal board of revenue), by ‘under invoicing’ rest of the money was redirected to foreign banks.
After this Rs.50 stamp paper justice delivered to Nawaz Sharif by two High Court judges made some people feel to go and live in a ‘Taliban controlled area’ with their just justice system and not this prostitution of judiciary for rich. The appointments of judge’s system need to be reviewed on war footings otherwise criminals in judiciary keep on releasing terrorists and criminal mafias. That was the only reason military courts were established. US State Department also raised concerns about the acquittal rate of the criminals in the Pakistani judiciary.
A mafia don in Afghanistan killed some man, confiscated the land and kicked out his children. A lawyer demanded from the brother of deceased half million US dollar to fight case in high court which he did not have. So, he went to Taliban with his case and within three hours on a Friday afternoon with a small legal fee of Rs 1000 judgment was delivered by the court. A full investigation was done both parties were called, mafia don confessed his crime, he was ordered to return the land and house as well as victim was offered to chose ‘a head’ or ‘head money’. Victim’s brother asked for head money as victim left 4 kids and a widow’. The judgment was implemented without spending half a million US dollars.
Having said that, prime minister Imran Khan also need to shed off his old pals from wining and dining days as they are not only corrupt and bent but also a liability. He should replace his team with more professionals and experts. He should shed off criminals of business mafia from his inner circle.
Imran Khan need wise, street wise and honest people with and without boots.
(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 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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