Friday, 30 December 2011

Aloha 2012: Happy New Year, people!

It’s already December 31st and we’re about to step into year 2012 so I would like to wish Happy New Year to all of you out there. Hopefully, this New Year turns out to be a year where we can finally learn to end our differences, finally move on, accept new people in our lives, accept Pakistan as it is, finally see 'Altaf Bhai' returning back but above all do not witness the Mayan Prophecy coming true regarding world ending in 2012. God forbids if that happens ever. We must continue to live and being ever so ‘Dheet’.

I know I have not been actively blogging over some months but one of my many New Year resolutions include me being regular this time around. It was just that I was seriously very very VERY busy in last semester so I had to work really hard. But on the bright side, I got A grade in every course I took so I am very thankful still.

Before I wish you all again, I would like to tell how year 2011 went for me. It actually went real good except the end which was very tough but over all it was great. If I were to describe year 2011 in one word then it is “Change” because the year brought so many changes in my life. I have to admit that past two years did not at all go so well but finally it ticked for me this year. My friends left for new places so I also made new friends who are just truly brilliant. Though most of them are nerds but perhaps they have been successful in rubbing that ‘nerdy’ charm on me too but who am I kidding? I love it.

So,Happy New Year again people. May God bless us all, our country Pakistan and our selfish world. Som toodles 2011 and Aloha 2012. I am so ready for you!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Curious Case of Retarded PTA

Something is seriously wrong with Pakistan as our country truly is a paranoid State. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority or PTA have again banned explicit websites so that Pakistanis who are epitome of morality don’t give in to horde of sinister evil plans by supposed Western Zionist along with their Hindu counterparts who in turn maliciously counter Pakistan through hell lot of pornography that result in death of millions of lives pre or sometimes post spermatogenesis. These Western goons are responsible for mass genocide, yes actual massacre that have hurt Muslims and Pakistani’s true sense of morality.

 So not only have they banned explicit sites after placing filters, they apparently have banned “Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s Wikipedia page as well. Of course here PTA is not directly responsible for it, my cable internet provider WorldCall is but for how long Pakistan as a state will continue to ban something that in my opinion complements our basic rights. Every internet user should have the choice to do whatever on internet he or she pleases and even if pornography is banned then why ban loads of other sites along with it? I remember way back in 2007, Government banned Youtube for few days and last year they again banned Facebook due to “Blasphemy and religious reasons”. Few days ago, PTA's website was hacked by some hacker who left a message demanding ban on all websites containing explicit material and probably that is why PTA have quickly give in to such blackmail. We have to realize that in order to counter claim of others such as “Pornistan” etc, Pakistan and Pakistanis have actually made a laughing stock of themselves in front of the world.

I am against such ban because I believe whatever one does on internet is in fact one’s right of freedom of expression and content unless of course they are some exceptional cases. I am a proud Muslim and Pakistani who loves his religion and country but we don’t have to give in to these odd demands but rather we should ignore them because in time the actual trolls will learn to stop their hateful campaign as well.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Good on you, Mr.Khan!

 I have always been Imran Khan’s fan but deep down I also knew he was not like any major politician in the country but this was to be proven wrong on 31st october,2011 as not only he made sure he’s taken serious again but he finally stake his claim on Pakistan’s political ground. According to him, it was his 15 years worth of continuous hard work that lead to more than 100,000 people mostly Lahoris to attend his rally at “Minar e Pakistan” and of course I have to accept the reality that no matter whatever the number, Imran Khan did in fact made his rally very successful.

I did not attend the rally since I was busy preparing for my exam the very next day but since I have already attended Pakistan Tehrik e Insaaf’s rally twice before so I did not at all feel being left away when most of my friends were there. For me, Imran Khan has finally come of age and this has made politics in Pakistan way more interesting. For many of his old and new followers he is their new “Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto” who too had somewhat similar charisma and initially that was entirely the reason he was elected by the people and Imran Khan certainly did mention Bhutto in his speech because to him he was “Nationalist” which his party’s current co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari is not. But Imran Khan had a point nonetheless but why blame PPP alone? And he did not stop there as it was Nawaz Sharif and his political party “Pakistan Muslim League-N” who faced most of the brunt. Right now the province of Punjab is all up for grabs and Imran Khan seems in better position to not only form and consolidate his position in Urban Punjab but also stealing PML-N’s vote bank as well. Same pretty much goes for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as Urban Khyber too seems to be favoring Imran Khan and his party.

Now again to his rally, around 100,000 or more people attended as I have mentioned but what I liked the most is a fact that Pakistan’s political scenario is changing and it is changing very fast and this is great for country like ours since democracy here never thrived much but I have to give it to Imran Khan as he has been successful in bringing most young Pakistanis from elite to lower class background on one forum and they all yearn “change” under him. Another change in Pakistan is that slowly but surely people are continuing to realize the importance of voting and hence big parties like PPP and PML-N are not the only one's getting votes but smaller parties like MQM,ANP,JI,PTI are people's choice as well and Pakistan is at a stage where no political party can have 2/3rd majority anymore, this is astoundingly democratic in nature and perhaps this is exactly the "change" that we needed. I for one absolutely love this change. I have recently registered my vote and I will be voting for the very first time next time around thanks to Imran Khan and PTI’s “Get your votes registered” campaign.

Let me make it clear again that even though I admire Imran Khan and have attended his rallies in Lahore before, I certainly have a lot of reservations against his party as well due to various reasons which I hope to write on about next time. But 31st October belonged to Imran Khan, PTI and his followers and I have no qualms in admitting that. Good on you Mr.Khan!

Monday, 10 October 2011

My Motivational formula

You know I am a person who gets down a lot, who have seen failures upon failures and even though I am in no way any successful as I should have been(Yeah right :p) but there are two things that I always look onto whenever I feel low. First one is something that I made up in my mind that i always think and second one is a video that I found on Facebook on a friend's wall. I paraphrase my very own motivational formula from time to time,mostly on my Facebook statuses and you know what It has helped me quite a lot but here how it goes:-
"Right ahead of me is an ocean full of misery,loss and pain but right ahead of it is my very own land of glory. There is no way to reach that place except to swim in the ocean and hence I dive and I swim. I swim for myself,I swim for my present and future. No need to look back, eyes all ahead at the prize. No need to fear, instill the roughness you possess into the ocean,let it know that a warrior swims in it,beating wave after wave - I shall be glorious" :-)

I always think of this when ever I feel depressed and its great that a guy like me who's very ordinary and good for nothing can actually think like that but you know, apparently i can :p

The second is the video that i watch too ,from time to time. I am sure many have seen it already but let me share this again:-

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Rest in peace, Mr.Jobs

 I was around 16 when I first got my iPod shuffle. My older brother was studying in England that time and when he came to visit us during his holidays; he brought me this tiny gadget iPod which at that time seemed ‘waste’ to me. It took me around a month when I finally opened up the packet, when I read the manual to check what it was all about. From that day onwards, I still have that iPod shuffle with me but now possess iPod nano chromatic and iPod video classic as well and I’ve never looked back. And finally when i woke up early on 5th october that I learned about Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs’s death.

Let me make it very clear that I am not much of a tech savvy and when I got my first iPod, I did not really know what to do with it. I had already heard about it, Apple and Steve Jobs from my brother, friends, news and of course the internet but I was still very much unfazed. I never really liked having new cell phones, laptops, cameras etc (I still don’t by the way) and even though it’s great if you have one of those cool things but that’s never been the case with me. It was always like having them when there was need. Yes, I did not consider laptops, computers, and cell phones as ‘The needs’. Even my very own PS2 and Xbox 360 don’t faze me much, I don’t play on them that much either but there was something about that little iPod shuffle that made me have Nano and iPod video classic as well. I have always loved music but have never used any gadget for it. I never bought any radio, cassette recorder, mp3 player for it. But having that iPod made me their fan and especially that of Steve Jobs.

I still maintain that I don’t know much about gadgets and even Steve jobs except he was an orphan who was adopted, he never graduated from any university or that he was fired from his own place that he created and I think anyone who is not tech savvy like me and still use their products, may know this because it seems pretty basic now. And this is just another great perspective about how us folks who don’t know much about gadget having to buy and be a fan of something that is so much user-friendly. That characteristics instilled in those gadgets made us their fan.

So, when I learned that Steve Jobs died because of pancreatic cancer, I too was sad but at the same time I admired how he fought the same disease earlier. But He is no more and May God blesses his soul now. Earlier I read somewhere that He was 21st century’s “Thomas Edison” and for some, this maybe a bit too much but I do agree with who ever coined the comparison. He truly was a great visionary, the world have lost. I now hope Apple continues the success they are enjoying and provide us with more gadgets that changed the way we live. Salute to Mr.Jobs,rest in peace.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Eid Mubarak Everyone

Tomorrow is Eid and it will mark the end of month of Ramadan which in my opinion have been a very short month this time around. The whole month went by in a jiffy,seriously. For whole Ramadan most of us fasted in the name of Islam, gave alms to poor, prayed all day long and of course on Fridays for our and others well being.

Tomorrow we will gather early in the morning in our mosques or some outdoor fields to perform our Eid prayers, followed by a sermon and hopefully not some Funeral prayers this time around(YES We have prayed those as well on eid). But hopefully it'll be a good Eid this time around. So let us celebrate Eid and learn to stay away from few desires that take the best of us. Instead we should focus on the people around us, help them in the hour of need and thank Lord Almighty for all of His blessings. Let us use this day to bolster our belief more in God and His creation.

Again,Eid Mubarak everyone and May Lord Almighty bless all of you and our Pakistan with immense joy,peace and happiness :)

Monday, 29 August 2011

The Mauling Mirza

 Yes,Dr.Zulfiqar Mirza is back in the headlines yet again and for reasons which are not entirely wrong this time. Around Three and a half years of brewing frustration finally exploded on Sunday as Pakistan and World witnessed Sindh senior Minister Zulfiqar Mirza lashing out against Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik and MQM.

It is not a hidden fact that most Pakistanis absolutely hate Rehman Malik so much so that most Ive encountered with have agreed with what Dr.Mirza had to say about it. He called him "Compulsive Liar" and "Single biggest threat to Pakistan",accused him of working with MQM,their target killers etc and Not only this ,he also came up with huge charge sheet against MQM which quite frankly in my opinion is equally responsible for Karachi Debacle just like PPP and ANP.

As for MQM,He accused them including their head Altaf Hussain of being directly responsible for the violence in Karachi. Not only this held Quran over his head telling everyone he's speaking truth and what came next shocked everyone in Pakistan ; He blamed Altaf Hussain for trying to divide Pakistan, allegedly with the help of the United States of America which in my opinion could be true considering our allies as She is has turned our Pakistan into a heap of rubble. USA is in fact an imperialist country which have brought not just Pakistan but many other countries to a standstill and have a direct hand in disintegrating them as well.Also,He claimed to have a letter written by Altaf Hussain in 2001 where He told then British Prime Minister Tony Blair that he would be willing to support them if their government would help them and in return his party will help to disband the ISI. Not only this,told Tony Blair that before "ISI creates more Osama Bin Laden,they must do the needful". The reason most are willing to believe Dr.Mirza is because He was holding Quran as his witness for much of the press conference and If the allegations are true then Altaf Hussain and his cronies must be tried in court.

But let us also not get ahead of ourselves as we must also look at what Dr.Mirza and PPP had done to Karachi as they too in my opinion equally responsible for violence in Karachi. Dr.Mirza is also accused of being racist towards Urdu speakers and we all remember his Tirade against them in the wake of violence in Karachi. or When he spoke against Pakistan(Who can forget his chant of Pakistan Na-Khappay?) but one thing is for sure that in order to prove his allegations,he must at all costs present his charge sheet with proofs to Supreme court so that an action could be taken.

In the end,Karachi suffers and She suffers equally because of PPP,MQM and ANP but I shall blame PPP more as they are the ruling party in Pakistan and then they are the one's blaming MQM as well so what sort of reconciliation they talk about when they fight all day long and when they are involved in the killings of innocents. Being just another observer of Pakistani politics then I have to be completely neutral in my approach but fact remains that Im willing to believe in not everything what Dr.Mirza leveled against MQM or others but at the same time also not willing to believe what MQM have to say as they were the one's initially who started the "Bori-Band-Lashein" concept.

Pakistanis have woken up to a new sort of Politics that will surely change Pakistan but we hope that even in such state of misery, People of Pakistan get up,strive more for hard work and change destiny of Pakistan and take away Pakistan from these vultures who have destroyed our Dear Homeland.

In the end,with whatever Dr.Mirza had to say and with whatever is happening in Pakistan ,this only leaves us with more questions about the future of Politics in Pakistan.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Awesome Sunday!

Sunday night and It is 12:15 am but 'technically' it is Monday now but this past Sunday has been one of the best Sunday's ever. Well there are Three reasons for that. First We were hosting Iftari for someone today so food was always going to be awesome today,second Manchester United were playing Arsenal today which was always going to be treat for our eyes and Thirdly the world's most epic Press conference ever done by none other than PPP's very own Dr.Zulfiqar Mirza.

Woke up knowing we had Iftari to host for family friends and United playing Arsenal,I was texting and tweeting all day long just to get the rhythm going and getting ready for one epic evening. Day went by until I turned on TV again and switched to Geo TV to find Zulfiqar Mirza holding Press conference at Karachi Press conference which apparently bedazzled everyone. From Grinding the senseless Interior Minister Rehman Malik to coming up with charge sheet against MQM gave new meaning,literally new meaning to politics in Pakistan which in my opinion has made people woken up to new dawn of Politics here in this country and things wont be easy from here on. It is more than Personal now when it comes to Pakistan,PPP,MQM etc politics but I dont want to talk much about it. I will perhaps on my next blog post.

As for Iftari, well it was a great Iftari indeed as we hosted family friends who were visiting Pakistan after some years from America. And the food was just great. Biryani,Macaronis,Pulao,Samosay,Pakorays,Fries,Seekh Kabab,Tikkian,Fruit Chaat,Doodh soda,Jalebis and the list in endless and I had it all and Im stuffed now. Im seriously stuffed now.

And cometh 8 pm and The English Premier League's best match at the start of this season started . It was classic encounter of Manchester United against Arsenal. This time United too had young players of their own who have been branded as new "Class of 2011" based upon famous "Class of 1992" and stakes were high as we all knew but they never disappointed as yet again United ransacked the entire Arsenal defence by scoring 8 goals past them with Rooney scoring a Hat tick and in my opinion being Man of the Match.

Today was truly one awesome Sunday and loved every second of it especially the Match and Zulfi's press conference. I wish I could witness more awesome days and spend them equally wonderful as well just like Today's Sunday. But This is Pakistan and we are going through hard time but I hope that not just me but my 180 million brethren too face great days ahead of them,Insh'Allah.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Why PPP is not a right choice for Pakistan.

 Pakistan Peoples Party was founded by Pakistan's former Prime minister and President Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto way back in 1967 and over the period of two to three years,PPP became arguably the most famous party in Pakistan and after the fall of Dhaka,took control of Pakistan and Zulfiqar Ali bhutto became President and later Prime minister of the country.

Ideologically PPP is leftist in nature and secular but I being a person who has kept close eyes on PPP over last few years can safely say that whatever PPP did in their history so far had nothing,absolutely nothing to do with "Secularism" .Not only are they not secular in real but would also like to jot some points below about how they have been disastrous for Pakistan and how are they not right for our future.

First of all, PPP being leftist believes in "Islamic Socialism". I can understand their socialistic ideology but "Islamic Socialism" is exactly what ? seems this term is another name of "Pan-Islamism" or if not then what else is it ? Yes,it is an oxymoron. Socialism is a different thing altogether from 'Islamic' system.

Secondly, PPP made Pakistan "Islamic Republic". Any party that claims to be leftist and secular in nature would never eye a country based on "religious beliefs". Not only PPP made mistakes but used "Islam" just as much as Jihadis and ruined her image,not to forget ruined Pakistan as well through it.

Thirdly, PPP branded a religious minority group "Heretics" . Why would any party being leftist brand others as heretics ? Is it secularism or plain old Fascism. I think its the later one.

Fourth, PPP though claim itself to be against military establishment works with same establishment in spreading their tentacles all over Pakistan and that too in the name of religion. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto started his career under the shadows of a military general and former President Ayub Khan. Apart from Zia's era,PPP have always worked with military.

PPP through Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto started Jihad way before Zia ul Haq in 1970's when we decided to have    Afghanistan as our unofficial 5th province. ZAB was supporting the young jihadis to get rid of government in Afghanistan that was anti-Pakistan. PPP and ZAB ruined Afghanistan.

PPP never cared for the people of Balochistan and the recent "Aghaz e huqoq e Balochistan Package" is a farce as well since it was during PPP's government that Zulfiqar Ali bhutto ordered the most brutal military operation against balochs resulting in deaths of 15000 Balochs. Balochistan was carpet bombed by military over Bhutto's orders.

PPP never cared for Pakistan's economy. In fact his nationalization policies brought Pakistan and her economy to its knees and sank Pakistan deeper into sea of poverty. Rather it was General Musharraf's privatization that lead to Pakistan having better Economy. Even Nawaz Sharif's policies were better than PPP. Pakistan today under PPP is still doing bad and our economy is in deep slumber.Corruption is sky high while President and PM are on foreign tours every two months using our own taxes.

PPP government is responsible for creating Taliban in 90's. It was during Benazir Bhutto's government that Taliban were made by Pakistan to counter already Anti-Pakistan Northern Alliance and various Tribal militias in Afghanistan. Afghanistan never suffered more in any other government but did suffered hugely under Taliban. That too because of PPP lead government of Pakistan.

PPP plays this "Race" card to counter Political parties in Punjab and MQM in Sindh. Due to this card, a federal party like PPP from Sindh made itself look like just another ethnic nationalist party that is always hell bent in putting all the blame on Punjab. They do the same to Punjab to this day while their own treacherous Punjabi leaders give in from time to time. There is a reason Punjab is hated in Pakistan and these treacherous leaders and PPP is one of those reasons.

PPP's behavior towards provinces is so wrong that in order to counter PML-N, PPP is willing to divide Punjab ,the same Punjab which elected ZAB and it was Lahore where PPP was originally formed. Division on "Administrative basis" is needed but PPP is willing to divide on "Ethnic basis". The move will give rise to Punjabi nationalism and may result in Punjab going the Balochistan-way.

Many leaders from PPP have given their lives over the years and we do appreciate some of the work they did but PPP being in power never brought the main culprits who were responsible to justice. In fact the planners of Benazir Bhutto still roam free,while the murderers of Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti too have not been punished so far. Fact remains that our establishment worked with few extremist groups over the years and PPP have been known to give them leverage from time to time as well.

These are just some of the reason why Pakistan is in deep doodle because of a party like PPP and there are many more reasons as well. In the end,these are my views but I hope a common man realizes that He has been voting for wrong party since many years that has brought nothing but misery to Pakistan.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Happy Independence Day!

 Today we celebrate our country’s Independence Day. On this very day in 1947, our decades worth of hard work finally bore fruits as Pakistan finally came into being, freed from centuries of British Raj and to some “Barantanvi-Hindu Banyie Raj”. But oh well we don’t like to listen to people who lie or present half truth but one thing we do know is that Pakistan is here and no matter how long the debate on Pakistan’s ideology is, we have to make sure we don’t fail Pakistan more so because apparently we have failed it and still are going ahead with continuing the failing process but even with all this, let us not forget all that today as we reaffirm our belief in Pakistan and celebrate this day.

We should not just hoist flag on our house, eat, drink and move on as we Pakistanis are the best when it comes to all that. Let us make a promise never to ignore ongoing situation more and move on, like we did post 1971 or when we lost wars with India which apparently we started ourselves as well but let us never forget our failures again. Let us never forget again that we elected baboons from feudal parties who continue to ruin Pakistan and instead learn from our mistakes. Let us never forget again that we continue to support Jihadis and extremist to this day all over the world who in turn backstab Pakistan but we must at all cost shun our erratic behavior. Let us never forget the blood of 35000 Pakistanis including martyred soldiers who gave their lives for us. Let us never forget again the blood of innocent Balochs who continue to die again and again today as we must shun military operation against them. Let us never forget the Legacy of Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti and give in to intolerant baboons more. Let us never forget those Innocent Kashmiris who continue to die for their land in the name of religion and Pakistan. Let us never forget all those as we must learn from it and change our attitude once and for all.

I know for a fact that most will celebrate this day hoisting flags in their homes and work place, and people will hold ceremonies at different places paying tribute to the contributions of our Forefathers  but we as sane Pakistanis must learn that Pakistan is a country that needs help. Not American, Saudi, Indian or others but help from our very own people, The Pakistanis. We are one unthankful lot as God gave us this country for a reason so let us not forget that reason. We live in an independent and free country where a common man suffers because of upper class elites who still continue to rule and ruin this country but in the end, let us also pay tribute those Pakistanis who work day and night in making ends meet. They are silent Pakistanis not because they don’t want to speak but because our ruling elites have made them silent and these Pakistanis continue to suffer so let us get up for them, help them and Pakistan.

I love Pakistan and I am sure most of you do as well and since its 14th of August today then keeping in mind all our problems, we should still celebrate our freedom but never forget those people around us who continue to suffer. In the end, “Jashan e Azad Mubarak” to you all and May God Almighty have mercy on our country and bless her so that we can show to the world what we are capable of and finally promote positive image of ourselves to them.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Ramadan Mubarak

Prophet Muhammad PBUH said:-
"Allah said 'Every action of the son of Adam is for him except fasting, for that is solely for Me. I give the reward for it. The fast is a shield"

Al-Baqarah-2:185 :-
"the month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month…”

Ramadan is one of the most important months in Islamic calendar in which the Muslims celebrate the entire month with fasting, prayers and sacrifice. It is that month where we have to follow the path that was bestowed by God Almighty on us through His messengers so let us fast, pray, give alms and sacrifice a bit for His pleasure and for the people around us.It is that time when we finally get closer to the Almighty God. In the end,I wish you all "Ramadan Mubarak" again and May God Almighty  bless us with joy,peace,patience and strength of mind.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The perfect Pakistani 'Political Biryani'

Yes,I love food and especially Biryani but I live in a land where they make 'Biryani' out of everyone as well,the 'political' one. No,no they dont kill people,grind their teeth out,collect gushed blood,add it to rice and pour spices of all sorts and serve it in Balochistan as we're not cannibals and No,i dont intend to make horror movie as well. Instead all it takes are few stupid politicians,khaki goons,political connoisseurs,Islamists, The agencies, imported ministers, jangling media,big headed bureaucracy and good for nothing Judiciary. All these ingredients make perfect Pakistani Political Biryani.

Its tasty according to Khakis,agencies and Islamists,sour according to bureaucracy,media and connoisseurs,bitter according to politicians, judiciary and for the people ? well its just another biryani spoon fed to them for their 'supposed' betterment and it works well for us as we sleep tight without caring about anything or anyone. We truly love this Biryani.

Now about Ingredients:-

4 table spoon worth of military coups by Khakis.
countless table spoon worth of shenanigans by Agencies.
few table spoon worth of stupidity by judiciary and politicians.
retardedness by  media and political connoisseurs
Huge amount of spice added by Islamists.

All the ingredients are so important that one or two not added may result in 'better' Pakistan,could easily get rid of the effects of other ingredients as well but we dont want that,we want perfect 'political' biryani hence we look at how these ingredients work their way out for "Chat pata" political biryani.Khakis add a flavor of coups after crapload of stupidity shown by politicians who frankly dont know how to run the country but khakis are not different,they change the taste of biryani so much that one would puke. Khakis says 'If you dont puke,you are insulting our biryani' and hence politicians ,few retarded political connoisseurs end up in oven or in other words jail as these senile connoisseurs and politicians make our biryani very tasty for Islamists as they work with Khakis in introducing a very unique taste that ends up killing people a lot as they add a very sour and perhaps bit bitter spice as well known as religion into it.In the end there is another Ingredient as Bureaucracy and media add a very reactionary taste to spices added by Khakis  only for them to end up being out of control and never really improving any image of Pakistan or our biryani.

Our biryani looks ugly,it taste suck to be very honest but we love it as it represents every Pakistani from inside out. Its the world's only Biryani that no one wants to take a bite from because we are that much effective. So let us rejoice again and again as we continue to make an awfully 'brilliant' biryani,serve it to Pakistanis and to the world as we truly suck just like our final product, half eaten ,lacking in substance with too many cooks spoiling the broth but worthy of making others puke :)

Friday, 22 July 2011

Republic of Load shedding

So as I write this,Ive already faced some 14 hours of load shedding today and I am not alone as 180 million others suffer the same fate as well.
Who knew the 8th nuclear country in this world be suffering from it so you know,you dont have to look further as we are talking about Pakistan after all. The land of load shedding,economy in deep slumber,corruption,the Khakis and of course the jihadis but oh well,Pakistanis have this deep knack of taking it all in,absorbing it and still coming out of it standing. But here's whats more interesting ,The fact that Pakistanis do come out on streets for protests and government still not doing enough to save the people from such misery which apparently has made us more lethargic to our very own misfortunes which outshines this simple problem of load shedding,after all we have million other more important problems at helm as well but oh well I wont discuss those issues as I am going to talk about load shedding because apparently it has made my life a living hell as well,I cant do my assignments on time,I cannot use internet for my work,I cant print my work out because of it etc .I am after all part of those 180 million lazy buggers though i think i am less lazy and perhaps the only one who is more lazy than us is probably our government itself as for them we dont matter. We the sheeps of this land dont matter as wolves from the surrounding forest known as world target us from time to time ; Americans and Jihadis do it and they make nice "Pakistan-saji" out of us. If they make saji out of us then Load shedding, Zardari & Co makes Biryani out of us and we make some awesome biryani. Now things are looking bright or do they ? since we're over Raja Pervez Ashraf's "One-year-for-Load shedding-to-end" rant as WAPDA chairman has announced to make perfect "Pulao" of us for next 7 years to finally put an end to our misery and get rid of load shedding which in my honest opinion has made our behavior rather 'whorish' and if you still do not know shenanigans of Pakistan 'Internationally' then you are probably another Raja Pervez ashraf lying to us and yourself and perhaps deserve a nice vacation in nearest Mental institution.
We all know Pakistan has this huge amount of natural resources at helm but we dont do anything about it. In fact the gas that we get from Sui is not even available in Sui in the first place so how are we any different from Imperialists and age old colonialists ? I dont think we are. What about Kalabagh dam ? apparently Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has this ego-problem hence they cant see Pakistanis ever be happy and if they dont have any problem then God alone knows why they're against it because apparently for ANP goons,their city Nowshera was drowned not by KBD but by Floods(which could have been controlled by KBD) and as for sindh ? well "Punjab-Takes-everything" rant continues while poor sindhis continue to face load shedding. They need no electricity, all they need is "darshan" of "Sayien Zardari" and "Bhutto sayien" and they're well and good. What about Punjab government ? They're busy in making Ferozepur road fly over in Lahore and they dont have time for any other place so let it be. We need electricity but we are not willing to utilize our time and resources for it. For how long we are going to cry out loud "WAPDA te Bomb wajay" ? for how long we have to wait to finally make dams and power plants for water and electricity ? But whatever the case,Let poor Pakistanis suffer as we look rather good with those stupid faces crying all day for bit of mercy that we even fail to get from other countries and even God.
For now,Load shedding will continue and we have no one to blame except ourselves. Pakistan has written "Bhaar mein jaye" all over her and that is our fate !

Monday, 18 July 2011

The plight of Punjab !

I am going to talk about my land,my home province of Punjab. The land of  Sufis like Bulleh Shah,Shah Hussain,Waris shah,Sultan bahu etc ,the land of Epic folklore like Heer Ranjha, Sonhi mahiwal  and Mirza Sahiba,the land of Martial races like Rajputs,Jatts,Gujjars etc,The land of Poetery, Spirituality, Cuisine,Music,Martial traditions,Epic culture, Architecture,Values and this does'nt end here as Punjab possess history that goes way before 5000 years.
Today Punjab is divided between Indian and Pakistan and the last division took place in 1947' based on religion as millions of Ethnic Punjabis who were muslims,the hindus,the sikhs and the jains laid their lives, left their homes and moved to new countries.My family too left our East Punjab(Patiala) and moved to new west Punjab in Lahore. Faced hardships of all sorts but in the end it never made any difference as we were still breathing the same Punjabi air except the city and towns were new but culture,traditions and languages were all same .But Im only going to talk about Pakistan and especially Punjab as just like every other ethnic group here,Punjabis too suffer the brunt from ethnic cleansing in Balochistan to deep stereotypes,not having real autonomy over their land and not getting their due rights that Muhammad Ali jinnah promised to everyone in Pakistan.
There is no doubt that Punjab is the most populous and perhaps the most developed province of Pakistan but its development should be gauged due to its high population. Had Punjab been less in population,it would have been in ruins like Balochostan which I think is truly the only province which suffered more than anyone in Pakistan,more than Punjab,sindh or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Punjabis still languish in age old feudal shackles of Jageerdars as well. Punjab is not just Lahore,Rawalpindi,Faislabad or Multan etc but from upper Punjab to lower Punjab,the rural areas which feed entire Pakistan are not much different from Balochistan,FATA or Internal sindh.Punjab contributes almost 60% to Pakistan's economy and another fact remains that Punjab which was once known as the Granary of the south Asia feeds Pakistan as Agriculture lands here in Punjab accounts for 21% of Pakistan's GDP,80% for country's total export earnings,a major share in agriculture economy by producing 83% cotton,80% wheat,97% aromatic rice,63% sugarcane, 51% Maize,66% mangoes,95% of citrus,guava 82% and dates 34% a major share in the agricultural economy of the country. In short,Punjab too feeds Pakistan and had Punjab complete autonomy then if others demand full rights for their own resources,Punjab too should be able to make her own decisions if they want their OWN food to be distributed to the rest. There is no greater resources given by God then that of food and Punjab possess it in abundance so why should not Punjabis have it for themselves ?
Second,Punjab again possess five river which are now reduced to mere three so Punjab being the granary of Pakistan need more water as well so why should not it get more water ,after all she is producing more food for Pakistan so when Punjab talks about Kalabagh dam,others talk about dividing Punjab so have it their way so when Punjab will be divided into most probably 'Seraiki-Rohi soobah' and Bahawalpur Province so why do people think these two wont ask for water ever so who will the rest blame next time around ? Seraikis or people of Bahawalpur for their own misfortune ? so why double standards and why cant they be like Punjabis,work hard and move on once and for all instead of beating the banter again and again on 'Punjab neh Yeh kardia,woh kardia etc'
Third, No province in Pakistan enjoys autonomy so what if Punjab wants autonomy then what ? An autonomous Punjab should be there so that Punjabis can have their own resources for themselves and then distribute it to others on their OWN terms. Same goes for other provinces so that then they'll know if Food is bigger resources or same old Oil and gas.

Fourth,Urdu is NOT Punjab's language ,Punjabi,seraiki and Potohari are Punjab's regional languages while Majority speak Punjabi. Nationalist parties have always maintained that Urdu should be limited to Punjab so I ask them why Punjab ? Why cant Punjabis learn and study their own languages but there is a problem because since Pakistan came into being when british left,Pakistan adopted the same british policies so much so 150 year old ban on Punjabi language in Punjab is still in place so when Sindhis can learn sindhi in their schools or when pashto can be taught in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa(that too recently) then why cant Punjabis ? during Ranjeet Singh's rule,every house hold had to have "Punjabi qaida" but today Punjabis cant even learn their own languages hence you have different parties,nationalist parties finally stepping up in Punjab as well. One such group is known as "Punjabi Language Movement". This group is ran by Nazeer Kahut who believes in Punjab having autonomy,Punjabi language being taught in schools,the control of punjab's resources ALONE in Punjab's hands etc. So if others have ANP,JSQM,BNP,we have PLM as well though not as popular as others but the initiative is brilliant to start with. Punjabi language is vanishing slowly from Punjab and the act is a deliberate one by Pakistani government as the government from 47' onwards have imposed Urdu language on different ethnic groups in Pakistan. Of course being Pakistanis,we love urdu as well as it connects with others but our regional mother tongues are older and more advanced than Urdu. So,Punjabi along with Sindhi,Seraiki,balochi and pashto must be Pakistan's national languages as well.India is a country that does not even possess sindh province have Sindhi as one of her 15 national languages so why cant Pakistan learn from India in this regard and treat ethnic groups equally.

Lastly, Punjabis are hated for the wrong reasons and there is no doubt that others especially  Balochs have suffered way too much but Punjabis too are suffering and they want their rights as well.Historically Punjab and Sindh were part of same Indus valley civilization hence are distant cousins as well,Also historically the relationships of Punjab and Balochistan have been great because famous Baloch hero Mir Chakar rind is buried in Punjab near Sahiwal and Okara and his descendants today speak Punjabi as their first language in Punjab. Even if we consider Seraiki as Punjabi's dialect then most seraikis too consist of people of Baloch lineage hence more balochs are in Punjab then Balochs in actual Balochistan.So much so,Current Punjab governor Sardar Latif Khosa too is Seraiki of Baloch lineage. Though there are a lot of misconceptions and hate is there as well especially when one dictator killed a famous baloch politician Mir Nawab Bugti but over all,a common Punjabi suffers the same fate as Baloch. Same goes for pashtuns of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindhis as Pashtuns in FATA are targeted by Taliban,drones and Pakistan military while sindhis have been treated like red-indians in their own home province of Sindh.

In the end,for better Pakistan ,every province MUST enjoy autonomy to the fullest and that Punjab in particular should enjoy it more as well especially ban should be lifted on learning Punjabi language so that we can have better future for Punjab and Pakistan. But if it should continue as it is continuing then perhaps yesterday was Bengal,tomorrow may very well be Balochistan's and Punjab's turn.So who would like to see 'Republic of Punjab' next time around ? Being a proud Pakistani,i dont want that but do want an autonomous Punjab for myself and millions of other Punjabis because Habib Jalib's Punjab is soon going to wake up and when it does,im afraid it will be too late...

Friday, 15 July 2011

Dr. Mirza,The Mad One !

Karachi burns again and not after few months but only two days after recent spate of Target killings and who's responsible ? former Home minister Sindh,Dr Zulfiqar Mirza or the Mad One as I like to call him because that is who he is,a callous,racist,chauvinist,bigoted and very intolerant good for nothing politician who is not only a bane on Sindh but entire Pakistan. If you all have not yet seen or heard his recent comments then look no further and check this out as He continous with his stupid and racist comments against one group after meeting with ANP's head in Sindh ,Shahi Syed. Little did he realize that he has the blood of  15 people on his hands as protestors ravaged Karachi and this time Hyderabad as well .He has already apologized over video statement but why should we care now ? This is not the first time when this man has come up with such retarded comments as no one can forget his tirade when Benazir Bhutto got assassinated as he wanted to break Pakistan. But people moved on and PPP made him Home minister of Sindh Province but he did not stop there as he continued to lock horns with another party that pretty much does politics on ethnicity as well and the battle for being the bigger racist went on and on until MQM decided that they must move on to other provinces for betterment which is very commendable by the way until Karachi saw another spate of killings recently that resulted in killings of more than 100 people in four days as MQM and ANP fought after MQM quit the coalition in center and provincial cabinet but Dr.Mad One had another thing in mind and Voila not only he cemented his place as being the most racist person and politician in Pakistan but also made sure he gets no respect anymore because trust me this guy deserves nothing as he is putting the lives of innocent Karachites and Sindhis at stake. He does not know that it was Sindh province that first accepted Pakistan resolution and that Qauid E Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a sindhi himself and who can forget Zulfiqar Ali bhutto or Benazir Bhutto but Dr.Mad One made sure that he does not deserve any respect. Today Sindh and Pakistan is shameful because of her son but of course we like always will move on but what about those 15 families who suffered only because of what this man has to say. Shame Dr.Mirza shame on you !

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

All for Ummah !

        Islamic Republic of Pakistan or in Urdu as we say "Islami Jamhooria Pakistan" is a country mostly known for being the melting pot of different ethnic groups and of course our very own prized asset, The Jihadis. The thing is, our so called Islami Jamhooria Pakistan is not "Islami",neither "Jamhoori" and perhaps not even "Pak" leaving just "Stan" or in other simple words,a land and in our case that barren land that has apparently done nothing to garner her image which we could have but instead we looked sideways,upwards and thought perhaps we have a sofa to sit on only to fall down flat due to our very own inflated ego bruised,crushed and desperately looking for someone to pick us up.
The fact we decided to own,actually "OWN" our religion for the "supposed" betterment of Islamic Ummah is one main reason it lead to all this. Not only were we able to get support from thousand upon thousands of great Muslims,the actual "Allah ke Naek Banday" the Mujahids from Arabia and as far as central asian states,we were able to defeat Infidel Soviets and we got them good and trust me being a secular guy,I do think we got the soviets real good but then I am a Pakistani which means I have my fair share of inflated ego as well but oh well as long as I like 'very few' Pakistanis continue to realize our mistakes of owning religion and barging onto take "Panga" with a great super power for no apparent reason(Soviets may have attacked us is NO reason at all,me thinks) then I think there is some hope left as few sane Pakistanis  may very well get ourselves out from deep doodle. Wishful thinking ? IT IS !
The fact that we decided to eat grass as Great Bhutto once said is one such reason as well. Not only we were and are jealous of India but instead we looked at them with great apathy and to some extent rightly so as well since our neighbor have not been the best neighbor so far but then how are we any different ? We went nuclear,played havoc with Afghanistan as it was before Zia ul Haq that Zulfiqar Ali bhutto actually started Jihad there and to an extent made it our very own unofficial fifth province. But we did it all for Islamic ummah as Afghans were lying next to a shinning star,the protege of Islamic Ummah called Pakistan hence we thought it was our duty to do some good to them. Voila,Afghans today are our best friends and recent Afghan plus NATO skirmishes on bordering province of Kunar leading to Afghan military shelling our military posts is a sign of their great friendship.
The fact that we decided not to give autonomy to any province,went ahead with centralized system in Pakistan lead to Bengalis,yes those "Kalay kalotay chotay tidey Bengalis" as our rulers thought of them pre-1970 , getting their own independent state. Also by going ahead with military operations in Balochistan in almost every decade,carpet bombing Balochistan which in 1970's lead to 15000 Balochs being killed. Today not just Balochistan but not a single province enjoys Autonomy in Pakistan and yes Punjab and Sindh do not at all enjoy Autonomy as well but we did it all for Ummah.
We as a nation must realize that our very own actions that lead to our undoing and perhaps if we stop misusing the very religion which supposedly should have united us,we can still save Pakistan but Alas Ummah matters,yes those Arabs,those Chechens,those Afghans,those muslim Indians etc etc matter more than Pakistanis. In the end,we did it all for Ummah. God indeed made us generous !

Thursday, 7 July 2011

What is wrong with Karachi ?

So as I write this ,i cannot help but glance over and over again at television as various channels are reporting recent target killings in Pakistan's largest city Karachi. The recent figures I have with me are in fact 41 since last two days,YES 41 are dead and figures are expected to rise. For any Pakistani who has love for his country and every city with in cannot understand how come Karachi suffers this much,way too much than other cities like Lahore,Islamabad,Multan or even Peshawar as these cities ,though face terrorism related activities on daily basis along with Karachi but Karachi suffers at the hands of very people who vowed to protect it but we all know where their vow took us. So much so,target killings are so rampant that we do not get to hear about them after years but actually on monthly basis so much so that only in first half of this year ,more than thousand have been killed already. So is this even acceptable to say the least or do we need military operation against the very same people who have been directly responsible for such deaths. According to news all over Pakistan the culprits mainly are MQM and ANP. One talks about owning Karachi while mostly cater to needs of city's main ethnic group ,the Urdu speakers while ANP is Pakhtun nationalist party again catering needs to Pakhtun population of the city, so much the usual rants of 'Hindustani,Matarways ,Akhrots etc' for both groups are pretty much a norm now in Karachi where the tolerance for both ethnic groups seems to have reached a new low so my question is,what are Karachites doing about it ?

Being from a city that is second largest to Karachi and actually being a fan of the city,I cannot help but wonder again and again about this great city which is pretty much in ruins. Karachi is Pakistan's true cosmopolitan city where people from every walks of life are present,living side by side making ends meet for their families only for few senile and notorious goons to hijack the very peace that we Pakistanis yearn for. I hope my brethren in Karachi step up to this great injustice and make these so called "Political actors" finally own this great city. Otherwise 1000+ deaths this year would probably double up next year. Karachi is Mini-Pakistan ,a land of opportunities but seeing how it is faring compared to other cities now,i cannot help but breathe a sigh of mixed emotions wishing others cities dont follow suit to Karachi and that Karachi finally steps up to Pakistan's dream of being next major city of this world that is counted for not its notorious gangs and target killers but immense Economic output that it generates for not just Pakistan but South Asia.

But for now, Karachi suffers and not at the hands of outsiders but by her own inhabitants.

Monday, 4 July 2011

It started with the DAAZURT - It really did !

The above song was created by a very well known Pakistani band "The Unknowns" as they call them in Pakistan when the video surfaced after two decades or so. The song's called "Started with the desert" was made for our bestiee in the whole wide world also known as Saudi Arabia so that we can highlight our great slavery ...oh sorry Friendship with saudis by only mentioning them over and over again in the song . Lyrics are something like this :-

Started with the Daazurt(desert),
came from the desert ,
came in September,


You know all,there are two types of love in my opinion. One is love "Love" and other is hate "Love" and if we were to correlate it with International stage where Bilateral diplomatic(well most of the times) relations are shown at their best then I cannot help but come up with this that our country Pakistan, the Great Islamic Republic of Pakistan may very well be involved in love "Love" relationship with Saudis. Basically we are those "Bahus" who do not get anything from their "Susraal" and Husband in particular but we still do it ALL WE CAN for them in return. But the best part of this relationship is that in most cases it tends to be successful and yes even after all sorts of problems,we still produce crap load of children for them,I mean SERIOUSLY we do ! The bachas in our case are Jihadis as we imported the best from them,even trained them just like a good mother,gave them perks and in the end our love was not enough and got 'Tight chittrs' in return by our very own children.

You know why we love Saudis so much is because having a 'bad' relationship with them will almost cost us our perks,the oil and perhaps bit of an aid as well .Wahabis may even brand us 'Heretics' for all we know since we do have religious minorities of all kinds equally taking part in military and civilian establishment but why would we want to destroy our "Pyar bhara,bachon se bhara,chittrs se bhi bhara" pyar with them ? because we Pakistanis are "Thekedaars" and we have taken "Theka" for Islam as well which by the way emanated from Arabia as well.

*SIGH* When will we ever learn ? Our relationship is an embarrassment in it self. May Lord give us wisdom to step up and ask for Divorce and truly then can we save our dear "Bahu" called Pakistan.

Grand Alliance or Grand rhetoric ?

So MQM have left the government AGAIN but this time out of 'Waseeh Tar mufaad' of Pakistan. I for one actually welcome this since they're hoping to join hands with their arch rivals, the mighty Sher e Punjab Mian sahib's PML-N and for what ? to ouster a current government which quite frankly have done nothing for the people or the country.

But BUT what do people get out of this "Waseeh tar mafad" other than sheer hypocrisy which by the way have always been the case. And how did MQM and PML-N reach this stage anyway. No,its not due to misery of the people as people do not and never matter but our El'Presidente's "Molvi-Rant" and of course "AJK-election" for Nawaz Sharif and MQM respectively.

Even though I support their choice but I do not get it either. Why do these senile politicians think it makes difference to people if someone blurts out a total crap regarding Mian sahib or Altaf Bhai. Both do not matter for people unless of course You are Mashahidullah Khan or Waseem Akhtar and their usual rants are of course followed by epic rants such as "Teri dash ki dash or Wig lagata hai" but we shall see what comes out of this alliance. I hope this does not pave way for another Khakis ruling us.

Time will tell us if MQM and PML did the right thing over this so-called Alliance but in order to make a true difference which they should have done it by now, by leaving the government and actually acting like Opposition long ago respectively but for now ,all I see is just another rhetoric by Muttahida Qalabazi Movement and Mian sahib's impotent Babar Shers.

In the end, Khappay-Brigade matters for now as they sit in the lap of establishment sucking the blood of a commoner through revenge that is called democracy !

Sunday, 3 July 2011

My two cents on Ethnic nationalism

There is NOTHING,yes nothing wrong with ethnic nationalism and pride associated with it. Being from a country where there are different ethnic groups residing side by side will eventually lead you in an awkward position of finally able to accept others but who would do that ? Not many because if you're talking about your own ethnic group,your own culture and traditions so for most of them you're branded racist but here is the main question ; who do they brand them racists just because of a simple pride that is harmful ?

I am from Punjab and I think my culture,language and traditions are wonderful so 'technically' no one should have any problem and to make it icing on the cake,i think others are equally welcomed in learning more about my culture but how many would appreciate the opportunity to learn something new ? what puts them in a position to judge me on 'racist' terms just because i am a proud Punjabi. Reminds me of a political party that pretty much does the same. Oh wait,have I gone too far ? Not really,its just a truth and most of the times,it hurts !!

It is time we OWN our cultures,languages and traditions and save them while we can. We must be proud Punjabis,Pashtuns,Balochs,Seraikis,Sindhis,Kashmiris etc,we MUST own ourselves and truly then would we be able to OWN our dear country Pakistan..