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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Jamaat Against Waziristan Operations? Missing Israel, The NewRaj Bill, Rauf Klasra and Tareen, Ayeda Naqvi

Somebody should ask this former IJT goon (was it called Thunder Scouts?) about the conduct of his party re: the terrorists that are spawned in Waziristan and their reign of mayhem all over Pakistan killing innocent civilians ~ t

Liaquat Baloch, Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan said Waziristan operation will cause more threats to the national security.In a statement Liaquat Baloch said the elected government should open its eyes. “The government should not butcher its own citizens in the hunger of US dollars.”

Look at the first paragraph and then look at the headline (in bold) in the News ~ t

NEW DELHI: The International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, promoted by Australia and Japan, has called for bringing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) into force and singled out India, Israel and
Pakistan as the three countries which must contribute to make the NuclearNon-Proliferation Treaty universal. International Commission urges Pak, India to bring CTBT into force

And this without comment but only with wishes: May the perpetrators be paid back twice in the same currency. Where, I wonder are the talking heads, the daanishwars, the honourable journalists and columnists to highlight the travesty and ill treatment of the disenfranchised? The CJ Iftikhar Chaudhary who takes regular suo moto actions like this is requested to look into the case of this youngster. ~~ t

Kamran Khan who is 'reputed' or 'alleged' to have inside connections with the agencies said that Gilani and Kayani reviewed the New Raj Bill in an unpublicised meeting on Sunday:

An informed official said an initial review of the Kerry-Lugar Bill by military strategists also shares a negative perception on various clauses of the bill and it is being shared with US security and military officials at various levels. Parliament and the prime minister want to carry out a threadbare examination of the bill followed by a similar scrutiny by the Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC). Officials said the military- and security-related elements of the Kerry-Lugar Bill would soon be placed before the corps commanders of the Pakistan Army as well as the three services at the Joint Staff Headquarters level to assist the prime minister in drafting Pakistan’s official response. The most provocative clause of the bill on this issue states: “An assessment of the extent to which the government of Pakistan exercises effective civilian control of the military, including a description of the extent to which civilian executive leaders and parliament exercise oversight and approval of military budgets, the chain of command, the process of promotion for senior military leaders, civilian involvement in strategic guidance and planning, and military involvement in civil administration.” The clause clearly dictates an upside down approach to turn the way the military and civilian authorities function in their well defined domains in Pakistan, an important official source observed.

Good catch by Rauf Klasra: During the question hour, Mr Tarin made a written revelation that the powerful bureaucrats sitting in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had quietly spent a World Bank loan of Rs150 million on purchase of office furniture from China. At the same time he made another disturbing confession that during the last one year in office, his financial team put a new burden of Rs100 billion loan on the nation to meet the rising difference in income and expenditure.

With army bunkers and check-posts on every street, with images of the Indian flag adorning the concrete walls surrounding the army bases with large signs that say “Respect all, suspect all”, the overwhelming military presence — approximately half a million troops — serves as a scathing reminder of the human catastrophe that has taken place in the valley. Ayeda Naqvi


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