Comments on: Pakistan’s political crisis http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/01/03/pakistans-political-crisis/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KINGFISHER http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/01/03/pakistans-political-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-35235 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 02:52:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6652#comment-35235 Having studied the article and the available comments on the article and the knowledge of the Pakistan’s Politics it is not fair to make a sweeping remark. I would suggest that the best would be to find out what is wrong with Army and the Political Leaders of Pakistan that they both failed to run the government and establish democracy in real meaning of the term.

Pakistan is in trouble no doubt but for whom the entire situation has deteriorated, the army or the politicians are the questions. Democracy is not the fruit that grows on tree.

In West, all say their country are democratic, but is that notion true in all respect. No, it is not true. Sorry to say it they too are not fully democratic as the definition of democracy: “For the People, By the People, and of the people”. How could one adjust the wrong doings of the government looting of government treasury fund by the politicians and government officials in collusion and claims it to be democratic act. So also discriminatory Justice System, racism, Religious intolerance are not democratic acts but these are until now prevalent in the country.

Are these democratic if not what is democratic and what is democracy Killing people and declaring war against sovereign state on false pretext could be the acts of a democratic country or to pursue a double standard for Christian, Muslims and Jews covertly most of the time and openly sometimes can not be the acts of a democratic country. Finally, supporting Political, military, civil forces and civilians committing crime against human rights are not fit for a democratic country, which advocates democracy.

Therefore, before pointing finger on others is it not wise to search self. Now coming to the question of nuclear arsenal safety of Pakistan because of the political instability in the country has no basis to think of that because of the assurance given by the government repeatedly. It is not enough to say this may happen, that may happen, because of the fact that many can hypothetically happen but it does not in reality.

Which country is safe having nuclear arsenals? I would say none. Do any of my friends know how many nuclear bombs Israel possess? No none knows not even US Government know, where as US finances, supplies food, gives American’s taxed paid money with which it buys latest sophisticated armaments to commit genocide recently. Is it safe to have nuclear bombs in the hands of a genocide committal country?

It is strongly believed that because J. F. Kennedy refused to allow Israel to have nuclear establishment was assassinated, leave aside the killing of Indira Ghandi, Bhutto and others.

Think of the safety of nuclear arms in the hand of the most dangerous terrorist nation. Why worry about Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals falling in the hands of the terrorists. The nuclear arsenals are already in the hands of the terrorist nation. First, My friend Steve Coll should write about all countries possessing nuclear Bomb to be disarmed irrespective of countries big or small and help the US President’s endeavor to make the world totally free of nuclear arsenals instead of pin pricking a particular country without any cogent hard fact except on hypothesis of “Ifs” and “Buts”

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/01/03/pakistans-political-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-35015 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 22:10:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6652#comment-35015 It is a pity that the communism is no longer popular after the fall of Soviet Union. Otherwise, Pakistan Govt. could have requested Fidel Castor to send some one like che to sart people’s revolution in Pakistan. This could solve Pakistan problems with feudal lords, millionaires, the fifth columnists journalists and peoples party elites who have Dachas in Europe and running the country affairs from their palaces. And the Army, the poot army which is watching in despair.

Rex Minor

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/01/03/pakistans-political-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-35012 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 21:16:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6652#comment-35012 @Umair
Pakistan definitely needs reforms to get back on track; which track? Those who play with people’s emotions need to be very careful what they say and how they say it. The law was not created by the assasin but he took upon himself to defend it.
I read that Mr Taseer apparently belonged to the ahmedi sect, was fond of Machiavelli, belonged to the Bhutto clan and was against the Bhutto law declaring ahmedis as non muslims? Who was this guy really, the weathy businessman, chartered accountant and on a previous occasion was sighted absent from the provincial capital without informing the Assy.Speaker?
The military brought the capital to Islamabad for their own safety, they can move back the capital to Karachi or some other town in Sindh or Balochistan so that normality can return to the towns near the Himalayas. Rawalpindi or Islamabad is the notorius place which has seen more political leaders murdered than in any other city of the world?
How come Mr Taseer became the Governor as well as the preacher against the prevailing laws. I thought Governor post is a dummy post of a non political nature, with no real power. In any case he must have taken the oath to uphold the laws of the country, not preaching against them. The legislators task is to legislate or amend current laws. In my view Pakistan cannot afford such a luxary of having governor’s post in addition to the democratically elected provincial Govt. The European democracies do not have Governor positions in their provinces and we do not miss them? My feelings tell me that Pak Generals must be in pains to see the Akbar Raj of Peoples party and the sharif Bros. in the cities of the country, while common people have to face the rising prices of basic food and American drone attacks in the North of the country.
In any case Pakistan is not the only country to face such assasintions? Indian prime Minister faced a similar fate! It has nothing to do with extremism. People just flip over and explode on issues which you and I would tackle it with a sober mind. God bless your country. Hope that the blsphamey law would be amended! Hwere is a suggestion, the one who brings the complaint about blasphemy should also be sentenced to death for tolerating it and bringing it to the attention of the authorities?

Rex Minor

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By: Mortal1 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/01/03/pakistans-political-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-35006 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 20:33:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6652#comment-35006 @Umair

I agree with you. The assasination of Taseer is very disturbing & highlights the increase of extremism in Pakistan. He was the most vocal opponent of unjust blasphemy law. It seems that radical forces are out to silence the few moderate voices in Pakistan & unless radical reforms are enacted, the radicals will gain strength & sweep the entire nation. It’s a critical time for Pakistan.

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/01/03/pakistans-political-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-35005 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 20:29:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6652#comment-35005 I am sure there are more players involved in the murder of this liberal politician. The security guy might have executed a plan. With the support for blasphemy laws being aired in the TV, it is possible that Pakistan’s intelligence system is doing its thing and propping up support for it. Of course nothing can be traced back to the source. Even Benazir’s murder has been erased off all the evidence. Tasir is the next one. If key PPP politicians are killed off, then the military gets to bring in puppets to run the show for them. Who knows? But I wouldn’t write everything off in Pakistan. There is still a lot of hope left.

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By: punjabiyaar http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/01/03/pakistans-political-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-35003 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 18:56:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6652#comment-35003 I watched 3-4 Pakistani Talk shows, funny but alarming thing is almost everybody is justifying the Killing of Salman Taseer.

One guy said anybody who is against blasphemy laws must be killed.

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By: Umairpk http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/01/03/pakistans-political-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-34999 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 16:45:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6652#comment-34999 The assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer will further exacerbate the political crisis. Immediate and robust action is needed to tackle religious extremism, long-term measures will be required to educated and pull out people from extremism. When a majority of people are deprived of economic prosperity, extremism is the answer. Pakistan needs radical reforms to get back on track.

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By: punjabiyaar http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/01/03/pakistans-political-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-34989 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 13:08:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6652#comment-34989 Interior Minister Rehman Malik said: “The police guard who killed him says he did this because Mr Taseer recently defended the proposed amendments to the blasphemy law.”

As a Country Pakistan is going down the drain.

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By: prasadgc http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/01/03/pakistans-political-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-34986 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:39:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6652#comment-34986 Awful to hear about Salman Taseer’s assassination. I hope sanity returns to the country soon. Blasphemy laws are a symptom of religious intolerance that is consuming a society. Taseer’s crime was that he was a social liberal opposed to the blasphemy law.

[Aatish Taseer, author of “Stranger to History: A Son’s Journey Through Islamic Lands” is the son of (Pakistani) Punjab governor Salman Taseer and Indian journalist Tavleen Singh.]

Regards,
Ganesh Prasad

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/01/03/pakistans-political-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-34984 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:08:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=6652#comment-34984 Who is this guy Nadeem Paracha? Who doers he represent? He writes an article and asks endless questions, why does’nt he phone the MQM guys and ask them direct questions. OPakistan should take the lead and ban the party system in their democratic system?
he complains about the lobbyists interest being represented by the parties? He is welcome to examine the western democracies, which are one hundred percent controlled by the lobbyist groups? He is against the elites of the society and yet he says very little about the have nots of the society? Education reforms are needed and the decolonization of the Govt. is required. Pakistan could learn a lot from Iran and Turkey and stop their love affairs with the yanks!!

Rex Minor

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