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!