By Dr Shahid Qureshi :-
Pakistan is cursed with feudals and imperialist collaborators whose hands are full with the blood of thousands of innocent people. Their ancestors used to wash and feed horses of East India Company. They were informers of the colonials and their sons and daughters continued this ‘FOREIGN SERVICE’.
There are reports that Zardari is working on Indo-US agenda of disintegrating Pakistan? True or not true but fact of the matter is that Zardari has placed a US Citizen Hussain Haqani, Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington, then he replaced seasoned and professional diplomat Munir Akram from the UN, whom Indian’s called a hawk, with a docile party crony, reportedly cancelled his brother’ Zameer Akram’s appointment as Pakistan’s ambassador to China. Zardari has placed his cronies in London, Washington, UN and everywhere where it matters including replacement of Dr Shireen Mazari. This is how states are dismantled moving foundation stones one by one?
What guarantee people of Pakistan have that state secrets would not be leaked to the enemy? By placing ISI under a third class crook, Zardari has sent a clear message of his intentions, destroying Pakistan’s institutions. A senior defence analyst told me that, ‘during 1971 crisis Pakistan’s ambassador to China was allegedly leaking secrets to the enemy’. In this time of crisis when Pakistan is target of India, US and Afghanistan people of Pakistan expect to have highly qualified seasoned diplomats in important capitals not compromised dodgy cronies.
What services Zardari, Sherry Rehman, Hussain Haqqani and Rehman Malik, have done to the party that the whole leadership of the winning party PPPP have been sidelined, apart from ‘minding late Benazir Bhutto’
In many countries resources explored or discovered are managed by the central or federal government. The interim government of former international banker Mian Mohammad Somoro turned down the offer of a big Chinese company. Why? Now there are reports that Zaradir’s favourite Dubai based gold dealer and so called media tycoon is investing in coal plant? Smugglers are crooks are having feel day in Pakistan.
According to The News published on 10th January 2008, ‘an official of the Sindh Coal Authority, said, ‘that a Chinese company (probably Shenhua Group Corporation Limited) had backed off a billion-dollar project after failing to get a reasonable power tariff ‘, to mine vast coal reserves in Thar-Lakhra, Sindh estimated at 175 – 184 billion tons worth $25 trillions or Rs.1750 trillions’. The estimated mining cost is mere Rs.280 billion which can be recovered in less then 12 months. These reserves are bit more than oil reserves of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, enough to meet Pakistan’s need for hundred years.
Zardari government’s Makhdooms and Pirs are use to taking money from poor and needy people by placing donation boxes on the shrines and lands from the colonialists in the name of their ancestors and grassing. Pakistani leaders, dictators, and politicians love to put plaques of their names on every thing from road, street, hospital, airport built at the government expense. These leaders have squeezed last drop of the nation’s blood. Their egos are not only huge but also self destructive, and have killed hundred and thousands innocents.
Benazir Income Support Programme set up with Rs. 34 billion (poor family of at least four would get (Â£7) monthly or Rs.1000), is another example of self projection at the cost of government purse. Zaradi government has already stabbed in the back of the poor by reducing the subsidy on essential commodities like gas, electric and oil from Rs. 407 billion to Rs. 293 billion. Under new policy crooks and cronies can pay 2% of the illegal wealth and live peacefully â€˜no question asked’. Mr Zardari and his cronies should return looted national wealth of millions $$ to the state but instead they have been given a free hand to start again. Why? Because anti democratic elements want to show to the people of Pakistan, ‘look politicians’ are corrupt and opportunists’. Zardari is hostage to a junior corrupt international informer? Who is reportedly a bone collector (reward money of Al-Qadeeda arrests)?
These so called leaders would forfeit Rs. 60 billion bank loans to each other but would not set aside small loans of Rs. 25000 — Rs. 500,000 of poor farmers who would grow more wheat if supported? On the other hand Zardari, Chaudris and Sharifs had made billions from their sugar mills spread around the country.
‘Why PPP leaders of your party queue up to receive junior US officials like Mr Boucher and Mr Negroponte who are both equivalent to your federal secretary? Her response was you mean Richard Boucher and John Negroponte I replied, ‘Yes’. I asked Sherbano Rehman aka (Shery Rehman) in her officer at Ministry of Information while visiting Pakistan in April 2008 with the British Media delegation on the invitation of Defence and Strategic Studies Institute in Islamabad. I could see uncomfortable frowns on her face as if I have asked most difficult question or being unpatriotic by calling them with their last names. She said, ‘well it is a matter of protocol’. Hurah Sherry. Yes. So when you don’t follow your own Green Book, no body else for you.
What happened to the delegation travelling to US with the Pakistani Prime Minister was part of insulting, demoralising and intimidation campaign? People say journalists who were searched and stopped for eight hours for immigration should have walked out and come back to Pakistan. Pakistani political clowns don’t have self respect and bring bad name to the country too. This is how Palestinians and Arabs are treated at the Israeli airports and the worst thing is some times they are searched by freshly migrated Jews from Europe, Africa, and Russia. Israel has come to the United States when it comes to security and paranoia?
Many analysts agree that current US administration is working on the policy of ‘national fear and paranoia’. It is used to be land of the free and opportunity but small ghetto minority converted it into a bigger prison and a police state. They have created fear in the hearts and minds of its own people. Muslims living in the US are a target (a) because some minorities are sacred of losing their largest minority status (b) second generation of US Muslims are well educated and articulate (c) their successes making people insecure. (d) Immigration (Muslim population) control in the name of terrorism.
On the other hand PPP members are scratching their heads and biting their nails in astonishment and questioning, ‘what services Zardari, Sherry Rehman, Hussain Haqqani and Rehman Malik, have done to the party that the whole leadership of the winning party PPPP have been sidelined, apart from ‘minding late Benazir Bhutto’ and now compromised Zardari for third parties? All four of them have personal interest linked abroad. They are party hijackers and should be kicked out because not a single Pakistani voted for them in February 18, 2008 elections?
(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and 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 Kazakhstan and Pakistan . He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ and also studied Law at a British University)