Comments on: How would Pakistan fare under Obama? http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ilyas khan Baloch http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-1081 Tue, 17 Jun 2008 22:09:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/#comment-1081 Dear Sir/Madam,

Dare to raise your voice for the inevitable socio-political change in Pakistan, to empower the Pakistani , the country belongs to.

Since the creation of Pakistan the Pakistani people are left at distant from the corridor of power so that the ruling elite can do what they wanted to do in favour of their interest, leaving the Pakistani people at the mercy of circumstances. As this policy is denial of right of Pakistani people to rule their country according to their aspiration and desire to built this country, which can provide equal opportunity to all without any discrimination for the establishment of welfare society. Only the society base on tolerance, equality and justice can be the real guarantee for the prosperous and strong Pakistan there for your intention is invited to the crucial movement which could be the point of distraction or disaster.

We have already lost the major part of Pakistan in 1971 simply to save the centralised sole power to exploit this country by the ruling elite they let the country break in part then allowing the masses to rule this country democratically. In the present circumstances we are again dragging our sovereignty at stake for the external interest in the name of national interest, instead of our interest i.e. the interest of Pakistani people at large.

Mr.Musharaf, is not a problem nor the restoration of chief justice will make any difference but it is the prevailing socio-political system destroying the institution and victimizing the patriotic people like Dr.Qadeer khan ,who provide strong sense of security to the nation and the government humiliate him for the pleasure of others. At the same time Oppressed nationality also exploited and deprived from their due right and resources The current system with centralize sole power at the centre in the hands of one or few of them ,where in transparency and accountability can not be established, is responsible for all this mess need to be change for prosperity of Pakistani, otherwise exploitation and injustice will continue to exist in one form or the other. Pakistani are deprived from their right to rule this country since last 60 years.

The only way out of these crucial circumstances is to empower the common Pakistani at grass route level i.e. the change of system. This change is inevitable for the prosperous Pakistan . Along with basic guarantees for the creation of welfare state, where in public representative and institution shall be answerable and accountable to the masses.

Kindly see web site….www.idp.org.pk

Kindly acknowledge with your comments.

Ilyas khan Baloch
Organizer Islamic Democratic Party

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By: Jack http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-837 Wed, 04 Jun 2008 03:53:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/#comment-837 I take the Soldier’s attitude toward Pakistan because I am a Soldier.

Nail Osama bin Laden to the wall and leave the Pakistanis to manage their own affairs.

Let’s not forget that before the autumn of 2001, Pakistan supported the Taliban in Afghanistan who were harboring Osama bin Laden.

It seems now that the Pakistani’s have wised up…and if not, so what? It’s their country, not ours. It is their nuclear weapons, not ours. India and its nuclear weapons are the counterbalance to Pakistan and its nukes.

Besides, I’d be willing to bet that no Pakistani government will ever deploy nuclear weapons. Likewise India.

Jack

P.S. While we’re on the subject of Pakistan, just let me say that I’m willing to ask Our Best & Finest to stick it out just a bit longer in Afghanistan…but that’s all…just a bit. It’s the Afghans’ country, not ours. No, I’m not an isolationist. What I am is a realist. What are we going to do…occupy every country that harbors a threatening attitude toward the United States. If that were to be U.S. foreign policy, then we might as well occupy…let’s see…well…I think you see the ridiculous nature of the kind of math that follows such a premise.

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By: Azhar http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-756 Thu, 29 May 2008 06:23:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/#comment-756 Another President, another failed foreign policy expected. We created the Mujahaedeen, the Taliban, and the Al Qaeda problems, along with contributing to downward spiral of Pakistan political scene over the last 30 years, as we have done in other parts of the world; and we continue to have problems cleaning it up, because our patches are without a clear understanding and appreciation of the regional complexities and history, and our as always solutions lack a long-term commitment. And what we have just done by pushing a one-size-fit-all democracy solution by bringing in two combo-administrations with dismal management experience shows how little we really know and how quickly we forget. I don’t think it’s about “How Pakistan would fare…” – that mess is going to go on for a while until an internal resolve is found – but more about “How US would fare…” in the new world and fix its modus operandi. A CHANGE is needed – indeed. But I am not sure the one promised by Mr. Barak gets us at least outside our borders.

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By: Rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-741 Wed, 28 May 2008 14:51:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/#comment-741 The author is quite right in stating that Pakistan is a relatively stable base as compared to failing states. United States would dare not invade Pakistan or carry out operations there without approval of the Pakistani government!

It is also an open secret that most members of ISI, the Pakistani Intelligence Agency, have supported the Taleban in Afghanistan as part of their “Strategic Depth” policy against India. The Karzai government, hence, is so Anti-Pakistan and Pro-India in its stance. There is no possible way that land-locked militants can fight the most powerful army in the world and sustain a continously successful battle without strong support from the Pakistani establishment. Their current strategy is to keep American forces tied down in Afghanistan so that they reap the benefits of military spending and excessive billings to the US government.

Obama might turn out to be a weak president like Bill Clinton. The only retaliation done by him for US Embassy bombings in Africa was a cruise missle attack on suspected terrorist bases in Afghanistan. He would also have to make a crucial decision between military spending / propping up the US economy in present times of economic crises.

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By: ranjsinha http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-728 Wed, 28 May 2008 04:04:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/#comment-728 It seems more likely than ever that the U.S. is going to increase the military pressure on the border areas of Pakistan, if it has not done so already. In fact it’s interesting while Pakistan is negotiating a ceasefire with the militant groups there, the Americans have declared war on them. The dice has already been rolled, much before Obama gets in.

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By: Mike Patterson http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-726 Wed, 28 May 2008 02:34:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/27/how-would-pakistan-fare-under-obama/#comment-726 The writer of this blog, Myra McDonald was no doubt in a dangerously ‘high’ state with high-dose consumption of heroine, marijuana, crack, and other hard narcotics when she managed, incoherently, to scribble these lines.

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