“I realized people”

“I realized people will do their best to stop you, you just need to keep shining”

“I always knew I wanted to do something different, I wanted to make a change. I didn’t know how I would do that but I knew that I had do.

When I decided to join news media my family supported me, but so many people couldn’t deal with it. They thought I was too ambitious or too independent for a girl. When I tried to stand up for myself I was labeled “too liberal, too modern”. Everyone thought I won’t be able to handle university and work. I was constantly reminded that I won’t get anywhere. People would say “you can never make a home if you stay like this, you’ll never find a man; you’ll stay single all your life”. But it didn’t bother me. My life goal wasn’t getting a “man”.

At my workplace there were so many opportunities that were not given to me even when I deserved them. I wasn’t sent to many live coverages because I’m a girl. I was always told to become an anchor because field reporting is not the job for a girl. Everyone would tell me that you have to be friendly with you bosses. I was not ready to do any of that.

I had to work so hard to prove myself, but I eventually I did, and when I did, the people who thought I was fooling myself came to me when they needed my contacts. The ride wasn’t easy, but the view from where I stand now is definitely worth it. I realized people will do their best to stop you, you just need to keep shining.”

From Delhi To Raiwind: In 90 Days Indians Will Own Pakistani Media.‬

Yes you read it right. Starting September 30th, Direct-To-Home TV will be a regulation in Pakistan. Thats good news right ? So many channels, digital TV, Satellite linkage, access to the world media, 1000’s of choices….Let me make it short and to the point.

Well, what if i told you that DishTV, the Indian company will be owning the digital boxes and will control what is shown in Pakistan. Yes believe it. That is a fact. The Government kept its mouth shut and made no statement when Khulbushan Yadev, The RAW agent was arrested. The government kept its mouth shut when RAW agents were arrested from sugar mills all across Pakistan. The government kept its mouth shut when a Pro-Pakistani was hanged in Bangladesh, convicted for taking Pakistan’s side 40 years ago. At times i feel that Islamabad takes directions from outside Islamabad.

There are two million DishTV boxes in Pakistan illegally. And us Pakistanis pay 16 Lac Dollars a month to this Indian company where the money is transferred illegally every month by the agents. But now PEMRA and its Chairman Absar Alam have become absurdly Anti-Pakistan. Instead of destroying these 2 million boxes before they go digital DTH all over Pakistan, they are about to give a license to GEO owner, Mir Shakilur Rehman, to keep these boxes where they are and cut a deal with DishTV where DishTV along with its 2 million boxes will add Pakistani channels on to its Satellite. Thus controlling which channels are shown in Pakistan. Us Pakistanis will have NO SAY in what we watch. None. Our children will learn whatever “They” want to show us. Starting with a 2 million subscription already on hand across Pakistan, it will go to 60 million probably in a population of 200 million people. 60 Million Pakistani households being controlled by an Indian satellite company represented by a so called Pakistani media house called GEO and given the permission to do so by a so called Pakistani institution PEMRA…..

What else is up for sale in Pakistan ? Who cares as long as the seller gets a cut and the buyer could be from Israel as well….

Offer by the Iranian Ambassador & our policy options

The offer by the Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardost that Pakistan can join the Chabahar port is very encouraging. On the other hand his revelation that port was first offered to Pakistan and China is concerning. Pakistan’s zero sum foreign policy has created a lot of damage and must be abolished. Ambassador Mehdi also suggested that Iran will not allow its territories to be used against Pakistan. He also advised Pakistan to separate trade and politics when dealing with neighbors. It is a wise advice. These statements are also an indication that our regional policy has failed.

My suggestion to PTI and the government will be as follows:

Demand appointment of a full time foreign minister and special envoys for Iran and Afghanistan as soon as possible.

Abandon the Quadrilateral Consultancy Group (QCG) to discuss Afghan crisis and reconstitute it by including Iran and Russia to the platform. Iran has borders with both Afghanistan and Pakistan so it is not possible to ignore her.

Explore a security and intelligence sharing agreement with Iran. Trade and economy cannot improve until a secure environment is provided for it.

Hold consultative meetings with Turkey and Iran to revive Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD) and link it with CPEC.

Use Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) platform to improve relations with India of which both countries are going to be members.

I am not proposing that these are the only good ideas. I am sure others have better ones. We need to collect all these ideas and hold discussions on it.

Fringe power?

As large tracts of Iraq and Syria hover between Westphalian meltdown and militant takeover, policy pathways for Pakistan in the Middle East are piloted by Islamabad’s foreign policy equation with Saudi Arabia, even as the current leadership earns accolades for attempting to mediate a difficult Riyadh-Tehran standoff. The mixed messages sent out by Pakistan’s official high-level participation in Operation North Thunder in the deserts of the Saudi-Iraq border this month, while choosing to stay the course by staying out of the war in Yemen, shows that the fog surrounding Islamabad’s Saudi policy has yet to lift.

This is unhelpful and worrisome, given recent events. While a negotiated end to the war in Syria is still a long way off, the new bloc formations are dangerous destabilisers that will undercut attempts to find mutuallyacceptable solutions to the regional fighting. At a time when rudderless nations can benefit from statesmanship and direction, Riyadh’s exclusion of Iraq, Syria and Iran from participation in Operation North Thunder speaks to a Saudi foreign policy that remains exclusionary – retrogressing back to an alliance system that divides more than it unites.

Five years since the Arab Spring, the regional premium on hard power as the foreign policy commodity of choice has resulted in important new realities in the Middle East. This includes a depression in Saudi Arabia’s international stock, fostered by dwindling oil prices and matched by the dawn of a more self-assured, globally savvy Iran. But as Iran goes from underdog to heavyweight, its rise will only increase Riyadh’s insecurity and regional vexations.

Iran has over three times the population, a much stronger industrial base as compared to Saudi Arabia and a powerful military with twice as many soldiers. This, in turn, is compelling Riyadh to project its power in a more assertive and militarised way – as evidenced by the ongoing intervention in Yemen, tactical moves to shore up the Al-Nusra Front, the staging of multi-nation war exercises in the region and, most recently, the execution of a Shia cleric, all to communicate political and military capability.

Saudi soft power, meanwhile, is taking a hit. According to one estimate, Saudi Arabia is thought to have spent $100 billion on forging linkages with intelligence and cultural agencies in the Muslim world. But following the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran, only four countries – Bahrain, Djibouti, Sudan and Somalia – rallied to break off diplomatic relations with Iran. The reputational costs incurred from the international backlash to Wahhabism have also stung Riyadh, crucially offering Pakistan a window topivot its relationship with Riyadh towards increased transparency and an unequivocal commitment to domestic national security, with the 20-point National Action Plan as a firm foundation for engagement.

While Pakistan has always had to pay a price for preserving the strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia, democrats in Pakistan’s parliament are increasingly resisting Riyadh’s pull. Now (two years into a major terrorist clean-up) is as a good a time as any for the interior ministry to implement a blanket ban on street rallies in favour of either Saudi Arabia or Iran.

Even as Pakistan navigates the narrow road between neutrality and non-intervention in the Middle East, it is inevitable that Saudi Arabia’s own internal undercurrents will spill over into Riyadh’s engagement with South Asia. The first effect will be that as Saudi Arabia’s perception of its own insecurity increases, so will its efforts to export software and hardware, given how closely the Kingdom relies on the propagation of the religious ideology and brand to legitimise its leadership, not just at home but more widely in the Muslim world.

This will make it all the more necessary for Pakistan to take measures, both diplomatic and domestic, that turn off the tap of Saudi funding to refugee camps and charity outfits across Pakistan. This will also mean monitoring finances entering Pakistan indirectly via Kuwait.

The second change that will be felt in the Pak-Saudi dynamic has to do with the Saudi-Iran power differential: as the gap closes, Saudi Arabia will look to its allies to compensate. In other words, as Riyadh exports its brand and coalesces capital, it will also look to import alliances and regional guarantees to offset any perceived strategic imbalance. The 35-nation military alliance against Daesh is exactly that: an attempt to artificially construct powerful new platforms from which to exercise Saudi leadership and demonstrate geopolitical hegemony.

The Hafar Al-Batin war games had a similar endgame: to help build the ‘inter-operability’ of the Saudi armed forces and their allies, so as to facilitate coordination and overcome multiple language barriers, military equipment and operating systems. This would seem to suggest that Saudi Arabia will be banking on more, rather than less, regional support in the coming months – ostensibly to counter American retrenchment in the Middle East – possibly including a deal with Pakistan that commits the Pakistani Army to a long-term training programme for the Saudi armed forces.

This dependency requirement also means that Saudi Arabia may start looking beyond a Pakistan that is attempting to exit Riyadh’s gravitational orbit; Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Riyadh may signal an important new Indo-Saudi axis of cooperation.

For Pakistan, this means that as the Middle East careens from conflict to crisis, visits by members of House Saud are likely to go up, not down. It also means that the next time Riyadh comes calling, Pakistan will have to sustain its newly asserted foreign policy independence beyond strategic ambiguity and disingenuous policymaking. A key way of doing this is by keeping its lawmakers briefed, rather than in the dark, on national security and foreign policy choices in the Middle East. Convening the National Security Committee, prior to the 13thOIC Summit scheduled to open in Turkey onApril 10, can also help create guidelines for engagement.

Climatic foreign policy shifts are difficult to choreograph, but when it comes to the Saudi relationship, it is especially important for Pakistan to layer foreign policy choices with nuance, and separate what it sees as ‘shared interests’ from ‘shared values’.

While a shrinking common denominator with Riyadh may be a good thing for Pakistan’s own battle against militancy and extremism, it will not necessarily bode well for stable geopolitics and will almost certainly be resisted by a still-powerful monarchy in Riyadh. Even without Saudi Arabia as a guarantor of regional stability, either in the Middle East or in South Asia, the kingdom will continue to look to fall back on Pakistan and other players to project power – hard and soft. Pakistan needs to decide if it will be there to catch it when it does.

The writer works for Jinnah Institute. Twitter: @fahdhumayun

Where is the foreign minister?

Just saw the press report that US Ambassador met with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. In the meeting there was no one present from the civilian government.

This is where the problem lies. There is no understanding and lack of trust between civ-mil about our objectives of foreign policy and bilateral relations.

Gen Raheel is acting as a defacto Foreign Minister which means security concerns are overriding all other considerations. By focusing on non-security functions military is over stretching itself which could result in lapses in protecting our borders.

PM must appoint a full time foreign minister and hold multi-tier consultations to review and rewrite our foreign policy approach and objectives especially relations with our neighbors.

The uses of solar energy

Solar energy got from the sun is a very useful form of energy like atomic and wind energy .the problem of rising cost of fuel like oil and gas and the pollution dirtiness’ of the atmosphere caused by them have made scientist work on solar energy for man future use. about half of the solar energy is light ,about half is infrared radiation heat energy etc in rays and very little ultraviolet radiation

In order times in china Egypt the middle east Greece and Italy solar energy was used to evaporate salt water change into vapour to get salt .crop drying through solar heat was also common in the 19th century it was used for preparing wine in chile south America in the early 20th century it was used in Egypt to run an engine for pumping irrigation from the Nile.

In modern times the main use of solar energy in to change it into thermal energy of heat as that of coal and gas. Solar rays hit a flat plate collector which absorb a lot of heat. This flat plate collector then use for water heating, house heating, air conditioning and for getting salt from salt and pure drinking water from the see water. Solar water heater are used in Australia ,Japan and America .In air conditioning flat plate collector supply heat to operate an air conditioner .In solar evaporation saltish water is made to evaporate from pounds and the salt is got .in solar distillation pure water vapor is collected in storage tank.

Scientist are trying to convert solar energy to electric energy through solar cells. a solar cell is an invention that directly changes solar radiation to electric energy .space ship get their electric power through solar cells .further they are being used to provide power to radios telephones and other wireless equipment .light houses at sea get their power supplies from them at present the cost of producing electricity from solar cell is very high .
Heat engines are being used to convert solar energy to mechanical energy. This mechanical energy is used directly or again converted to electric energy for operating machines .we can use the solar energy or heat stored in the sea. Most of the solar energy that comes to the world is taken by the sea .

The water at the surface of the is warmer then at the depth .heat flows from the area of higher temperature to that of a lower one. so if we make this heat of the warm water flow through a heat engine ,the heat energy can be converted to the mechanical or electric energy .power plant can thus use thermal energy especially in warm water .
In Japan and some other countries small plant grow in the sea by absorbing .these plant are dried and then use as a food .

There have been attempt to make solar cars in Europe and elsewhere .these cars run on electric energy instead of oil .the car batteries are charged with solar energy provide the electric energy however at present batteries are too heavy and are charged over long hours. solar energy may be the answer to many of our energy problems

Paris climate agreement get extra ordinary support, 175 signed

Paris climate agreement get extra ordinary support, 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement at a ceremony at UN Headquarters that far exceeded the historical record for first-day signatures to an international agreement.

The ceremony, held the first day the Paris Agreement was open for signature, marked the initial step toward ensuring the agreement enters into force. The agreement can enter into force 30 days after 55 countries accounting for 55 per cent of global emissions deposit their instruments of ratification.
“The world will have met the requirement needed for the Paris Agreement to enter into force,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “if all 175 countries that have signed today take the next step at the national level and join the Agreement.”

Fifteen countries submitted their ratifications during the signing ceremony, including small island developing countries that are on the frontlines of climate impacts.

Several countries announced plans to join the agreement in 2016, including Australia, Argentina, Cameroon, Canada, China, France, Mali, Mexico, Philippines, and the United States. Other countries, including Brazil, the European Union, and the Russian Federation, pledged to swiftly work to complete the necessary steps for joining the agreement.

“I am very pleased to see so much support and political momentum to move the Agreement forward,” said the Secretary-General. “The spirit of multilateralism is strong.”

He added that the participation by so many countries today, and the attendance by 55 world leaders, along with leaders from civil society and the private sector, leaves no doubt that the world is determined to take climate action.

French President François Hollande, who hosted the Paris climate conference, said his country would take the lead to set a price on carbon.

There was strong business engagement at the Signature Ceremony, and United Nations Global Compact Executive Director Lise Kingo called on companies around the world to set an internal carbon price at a minimum of $100 per metric ton over time.

“The Paris Agreement sends a clear signal that business and investors must put climate at the heart of decision-making,” said Ms. Kingo. “We believe that setting a $100 internal price on carbon is one of the most effective ways to drive climate deep into corporate strategy and investment. While leading companies have taken steps to price carbon, we need to see an ascent in ambition and price across the board.”

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said: “Today is a remarkable, record-breaking day in the history of international cooperation on climate change and a sustainable future for billions of people alive today and those to come.”

Figueres added, “The urgency now is to implement the Paris Agreement’s visionary pathways at a speed and scale that can deliver the next crucial steps; namely a swift peaking of global emissions, a climate neutral world in the second half of the century and the building of resilient countries and communities for every man, woman and child.”

The Paris Agreement marked a watershed moment in taking action on climate change. After years of negotiation, countries agreed to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, while pursuing efforts to keep temperature rise to 1.5 degrees.

Even as the agreement was adopted, countries recognized that present pledges to reduce emissions were still insufficient to reach these goals. The Paris Agreement mandates regular meetings every five years, starting in 2018, to review progress, and to consider whether it is necessary to increase ambition.

Panama Leaks; why is the reaction of people so different in different parts?

Many anchors and political commentators seem surprised to see the stark disparity between the reaction of people of Pakistan and Brazil, Iceland and UK etc. with regards to the recent scandal, the Panama Leaks. They are owned by the spontaneous reaction of the people of these countries by coming out on the roads against the corruption of their rulers, so for so that they have forced their rulers whose names were found in these leaks to either prove they are innocent or resign from their post.

Now when we look at the situation in the Muslim world particularly Pakistan we see nothing of such sort happening. There is virtually no one protesting on the streets as spontaneous reaction against those whose names are in Panama leaks, despite the fact the around 200 from amongst the ruling elites from Pakistan are found to be involved in it, including the Prime Minister of Pakistan and his Family.

The so-called political analysts and talk shows hosts are somehow blaming the people for being irresponsive and even calling them “dead” because they have not been responding to an issue that has pulled rug from under the feet of many state officials in other parts of the world. However, what most of these commentators and analysts are missing is the fact that direct Tax is not being paid by overwhelming majority of the people of Pakistan, hence governments impose repressive indirect taxes upon people. Hence people consider it a financial oppression from the elites upon the poor.

Moreover, they don’t consider it some revered thing as appose to western nations where tax is being taken, if they like it not, from overwhelming majority of people, both directly and indirectly and therefore, is considered the “Zakat” of capitalism. Hence, the spontaneous reaction to such scandal is pretty much understandable in these countries. While on the other hand the reaction of the people of Pakistan too is very much understandable.

Some other major reasons why the people of Pakistan are so oblivious to such issues is because they have been witnessing skyrocketing corruption by their so called leaders at home and on daily bases that they have become numb when it comes to such scandals. One could ask a simple question; what has the judiciary done to those cases that is known to even street kids? And the answer is nothing. Hence, the level of trust that if they come out on the streets something substantial will happen is next to Zero.

Likewise, people have completely lost trust upon the “justice” system of Pakistan. They are of the view, and rightly so, that the powerful elites who have robbed billions gets protocol even in Jail, while the poor and those who are exposing the ugly face of the prevailing system and the ruling elite are kept in prison or even kidnapped by the law enforcement agencies. When they are certain that there is no accountability possible of the powerful under the prevailing system, and that they have been used time and time again by the political imposters, why would they come out just to fulfill the agenda of another statuesque party? A country where around 20 innocent people were killed in broad daylight in the streets of Lahore but nothing happened. Not even a single person punished. A country where a huge scandal was unearthed in Sakhar of child molestation and rape, yet nothing whatsoever happened. And a country where a US spy Remand Davis killed two people yet he was escorted by the officials to a private plane and see offed him with a hug. How on earth in the presence of all this, would someone come out on the streets and protest against Panama leaks, when they have no hope whatsoever from the statuesque parties they will be able to change something for the better. I am including all secular, semi-secular, religion and nationalist parties.

Lastly, there is a huge disconnect between the ruling elite and the people on the ground. The issues of the ruling elite is nothing but a power struggle, incentives, foreign tours etc, while the issues of the lower and lower middle class is basic needs i.e. food, clothes, shelter, health, education and most importantly a leadership that could represent their aspirations, which is to take them out from this dire situation imposed upon them by the successive corrupt regimes through this corrupt system. Since, they don’t see any party that could represent them and resolve their issues, they have lost trust upon the present ruling elites and most importantly upon the capitalistic Democracy, dysfunctional judiciary and subservient policies by the subsequent governments.

Indeed, the people of Pakistan are looking for a leadership that could provide a radically different solution to their problems. This would only be possible when this whole system is radically replaced through a political and ideological struggle and Islamic ruling system, Economic system, social system, education, foreign policy, justice system etc is implemented, which will provide justice to everyone and will put the state on the track of prosperity, development and progress in all spheres. Making Pakistan a state leading the Ummah towards something we as an Ummah deserve. Now after this, when the people will see that the ruler is stepping away from Islam they will consider it an obligation upon themselves to raise their voice and account the ruler. If in case anything of such sorts happens, its Islam that will create this spontaneous urge in the people to come out on the street and demand from the Caliph to prove that he is innocent or else he is not worthy to continue to be the leader of the believers.

Match Fixing Between Seculars & Modernists

There is a small group of “Muslims” who have become so intellectually colonized and are so awed by the Western civilization, that they have embraced the Western ideology of liberalism mind body and soul.

Liberalism is a materialistic ideology that puts the ‘individual’ above all other considerations; society, family and God’s revelation. The new converts to liberalism from the Muslim community are “Liberal Muslims”, but they are also known as Modernists – owing to the fact that they follow whatever is currently in fashion in the world, even if it is based upon ignorant materialism.

We find this breed of ‘Modernists’ justifying mix gatherings, insisting on hijab being optional, women and men having identical inheritance, and gender roles. Further insisting on no sharia government in Islam, but calling a secular democratic one as ‘Islamic’ and even going on to justifying the nation-state model. They also claim that the Hudud (penal) laws and Khilafah as the ruling system in Islam have “expired”, or even were “misunderstood” for 1,400 years until of course, liberalism came along to “guide” us to a more “enlightened” liberal penal code and democracy.

On the other hand we have another group the ‘seculars’, who are mostly rejected by the Muslims and are more or less excluded from their list by US as an effective resource. So in order to keep them relevant and alive, their modernist buddies are helping them big time by presenting a picture of Islam as understood by them, to such an extent that it becomes easier for the secularists to capitalize on it, and to argue that it’s better to take religion out from the state and its affairs. To be acceptable in the Muslim societies they play with words i.e. Islam does not contradict the universal values of human rights and other such laws adopted by the so-called civilized world.

To understand the bases of these groups we must understand how different ideologies work and what an ideology is really comprised of, since historically the struggle between ideologies has always been a common phenomenon. Every Ideology consists of five basic components:

1- Creed
2- System based on that creed
3- Method of implementing the system
4- Method to convey it to the rest of humanity
5- Protection of that system and creed.

Hence, an ideology can generally be defined as a set of related concepts and beliefs that constitutes the basis of the political, economic and social system. Every way of life (Ideology) inherently wants to prevail and defeat the rival ideology or way of life. Without going too far back in history, something that many of us have lived through or could easily relate to, is the ideological struggle between communist U.S.S.R and Capitalist U.S. Both of these Ideologies left no stone unturned to harm each other on political, economic and social spheres both covertly and overtly through their proxies. As a result of the decades of conflicts and wars, capitalism emerged victorious by defeating communism and U.S.S.R disintegrated both geographically and ideologically.

Immediately after the defeat of Soviet Union, Islam came back on the radar and an ideological struggle was initiated against Islam under different names. “war on terror” being the most recent & prominent one that was launched after 9/11 and that is continuing till this very day. US under the guise of “war on terror” is invading Muslim lands, toppling regimes, adding on to the groups who are presenting a “soft image” of Islam. Anyone who has read the report published by Rand corporation in 2003 would understand that US not only is relying upon its military and economic strength, but is also using the resources inside the Muslim world to shape the minds of the Muslims and to make them more and more susceptible to secularism. Hence, the aim is to put pressure on Muslims from all fronts, both from the inside and outside to succumb to this ideological onslaught like Christianity, and halt the call for Islam as an alternative ideology. However, we as Muslims know that this call for a reformation of Islam is intellectually flawed because the causes that led to the reformation of Christianity do not exist within Islam.

The seculars and the modernists are the two major factions who are being used directly or indirectly to dilute and confuse the understanding of Islam being an alternative ideology among the Muslim masses and its intelligencia. As said by Truman “If you can’t convince them confuse them”
It’s funny how seculars and modernists are cleverly playing a match that everybody knows is fixed. For instance, in the cricketing terms the modernists are bowling full tosses to the seculars, saying that Islam has not given any detailed system but rather just a few guidelines, while seculars are hitting these full tosses out of the ground by presenting Islam as merely one of the religions: like Christianity or Hinduism that should be restricted to one’s personal life. Hence, one could see in their debates trying to prove that secular democracy is the way forward in the Muslim world and the ones calling for the re-establishment of the Khilafah are living in some utopian world which is contradictory to 21st century “civilized world”. In order to support this plan, modernists start justifying it from Islam by giving all sorts of twisted meanings to liberalism to try and convince people that it’s not something “against Islam”, while the seculars are openly calling for liberalism. So basically the agenda of both of these players is same.

Another interesting aspect of the ongoing debate is that both these teams are focusing on the era of the partition of Pakistan and the debates of that time. They are doing it purposefully to restrict the debate on Islam to the personalities involved in the creation of Pakistan, such as Maulana Maudoodi, Dr. Iqbal, Jinnah, Maulana Uthmani etc. They are doing it deliberately because if they brought in the discussion of what Quran and Sunnah requires from us as Muslims they will lose control over the terms of the debate. Hence, they are bowling loose balls on a batting track to the supposed opponents, as victory of secularism is indeed victory for both. Sadly, such attempts to extinguish the light of Allah by their mouths are not new, as it becomes obvious when we look back at history and the propaganda war against Muslims and Islam, rather only tactics are different.

Most of these self-claimed experts on Islam are in reality obsessed with Western thought and have little or no understanding of Usulul-Fiqh (the principles of jurisprudence) and other Islamic sciences. Their opinions regarding Islam are comparable to an architect’s views about brain surgery. Whilst the architect may be an expert in his own discipline, this would not make him qualified to pronounce judgment on matters of brain surgery let alone claim to be one of its leading thinkers.

Panama Leaks -Judicial Commission Reality and Perception

Panama Leaks -Judicial Commission Reality and Perception پانامہ لیکس … جوڈیشل کمیشن …حقیقت اور تصور

Since we have received the news that Panama Leaks has caused a revolution in the History of investigative journalism. A lot of journalists are disputing the authenticity of these documents but this is only in Pakistan. In Iceland the Prime minister has resigned already and a lot of countries have started their own investigation and further actions. A lot of journalists politicians , anchor persons and politicians are suggesting an independent judicial commission in Pakistan on the panama leaks. There is no harm to start a judicial investigation or judicial commission but before we start this process we should not forget the fate of the all previous judicial commissions formatted in the history of Pakistan. Mostly judicial commissions reports in Pakistan are not published and subsequently these reports were not issued to public and these were hidden from the nation since the completion of all these reports. We should not forget that the costs are seriously high in the complex inquires and investigation then it will be another waste of time and money.

The commission need to complete the report almost from 5 to 6 different countries and it will be very difficult / complex without the help of the official authorities from all these countries. There are more than 200 Pakistani citizens named in the papers . The most recent Judicial commissions in Pakistan have not delivered their results 100% and if they have ever delivered the results then situation must be different .According to the media reports almost more than 200 people have offshore companies from Pakistan. People must remember that setting up a off shore company is not illegal itself. The most important issue for the nation is the source of finance and source of income of these companies if these have been formatted from the legitimate source then there are no issues but if this money belongs to the nation then it is a very serious matter and must need to look at the very highest level. After giving the going into historical perspective I must mention that there is a solution for this issue. The federal government must issue new ordinance or legislation. This legislation must have a strong element of disclosure from all these individuals / businesses who have offshore companies and they must be made bound to disclose the source of income and source of funds and if they can prove then its okay and if the individuals and the businesses could not prove the source of income and source of funds then they must refund this money to the Exchequer.The poor nation cannot afford an expensive and highly complicated judicial commission which will only cost them money and burden on the Exchequer. it’s worth mentioning that Government ministers are saying that common people should appear in front of suggested judicial commission and provide the evidence.

At this stage, it is worth mentioning that the government ministers should not forget that the burden of proof is on the individuals and companies who have set up these offshore companies that what is their source of funds? at the time of set up and start …..(when these companies were set up and how they provided the funds and from where) The address of the Honourable Prime Minster of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on PTV has also made this matter very complex complex and .بقول عمران خان صاحب وفاقی حکومت
کے ما تحت ایف آئی اے.ایف بی آر اور نیب آزادنہ اور شفاف تحقیقات کس طرح کرسکتے ہیں.

Panama leaks has already changed the international prospective of the Politics. Now the solution Of the debate .. Supreme Court of Pakistan should take Sou Moto action and Order an independent Investigation through FBR and FIA and NAB …and federal government be ordered to provide full assistance to the investigation and Ideally the Prime Minister should go on short leave until this process is completed as this is for the sake of fairness of the due legal process otherwise it will be a futile exercise. All Previous Judicial commissions in the history of Pakistan had not produced ideal result as per the nation expectations.

Let’s hope the rule of law and National interest will prevail and personal interests second …. This news was published about NAB http://www.dawn.com/news/1240041.

I hope one day the nation will know the realities of all these events and news /leaks. اسی وسوسےمیں بیت گئی عمر یوں نہ ہوتا تو یوں ہوتا عدم .

PAKISTAN Judicial system must work hard for the rule of law and justice, otherwise the pattern will remain same and nation will suffer .