(By Dr Shahid Qureshi)
This case was reported on social media that these children need medical treatment for their feet and need some one to sponsor. This poor man is living in Sujawal abab in Sind Province of Pakistan has two daughters and two sons who suffers from this disease.
Sind province is being run for the last 10 years by the so-called liberals and liberated Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Zardari group. That is one of the places in the world where animals and humans drink water from the same place.
Billions of dollars are looted by both Zardari and Nawaz Sharif, but health facilities are almost non existent for poor and needy.
Some one in China asked me: Dr Qureshi you wrote about Pakistan’s USD 200 billion in Swiss Banks what happened to them, Pakistan is very rich’.
“I replied yes Pakistan is very rich and talented look at me, I am teaching here in prestigious university, doing journalism in United Kingdom, lecturing in Turkey, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan but people in my own country Pakistan want to know what I do”. There was a big laughter in the room. They send me this picture with a story.
When I exposed MQM-Altaf terrorism and anti Pakistan espionage they killed my brother Faisal Qureshi a young journalist in October 2011. No body came to help me and my family because they have more important things to do.
A senior defense analyst (late) Brig. Usman Khaid said to me after brutal killing of my brother: “whenever our soldier or officer had any trouble a letter to the city deputy commissioner was enough and whole city would be on alert and resolve the problem. You can not have distress soldier away from home fighting with the enemy on front-line and worrying about the safety of his family members?” Pakistan is now run by criminals and drugs and land mafias.
“The US State Department’s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report released recently estimated around 10 billion dollars per annum money laundering by Pakistanis. The practice also costs Pakistan more than $10 billion a year.
Imagine: $10 billion a year times 10 years would mean $100 billion. How much is $100 billion? As per the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Foreign debt (loan) and liabilities soared to $95 billion at the moment.
Just imagine in 10 years alone, the amount of money laundering is equal to total foreign debt (loan) of the country.
This report should be an eye opener for those who thinks our rulers are innocent or if have done corruption, the amount is minimum. No wonder now all of a sudden, a guy in Karachi who makes Falooda (sweet drinks), who never opened a bank account in his life, suddenly found 2 billion in his account. There are hints, clues and indications for those who wants to understand.
(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 election observer for Azerbaijan April 2018, Kazakhstan 2015 and 2016 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. At Government College Lahore he wrote his MA thesis on ‘Political Thought of Imam Khomeini’ and visited Tehran University. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ and studied Law at a British University. He also speaks at Cambridge University. He is a visiting Professor at Hebe University in China.)