Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Interior Minister Sindh Zulfiqar Mirza Speech about MQM

Interior Minister Sindh Zulfiqar Mirza has strongly lashed out at MQM and said that the biggest political party of Karachi (MQM) is behind all target killing and other criminal activities in Karachi and argued people to raise voice against it and stop playing in the hands of such elements. He was in a very aggressive mood against MQM and said that Imran Farooq of MQM was killed in London and the shops were forcefully closed in Karachi. He said that pathans and Punjabis are being killed in Karachi as if they had killed Imran Farooq in London. Altaf Hussain also accused ANP and Sunni Tehreek for violence in karachi and said that the target killers arrested by the law enforcement agencies mostly belonged to MQM, ANP and Sunni Tehreek (ST).

Watch the details in the following video:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Province Hazara Movement--An analysis

After renaming of N.W.F.P. as Khyber Pakhtunkhwah, the movement of a separate province for the people of Hazara has gained a huge momentum and a strong support of masses at all levels. The movement of Province Hazara has been initiated under the leadership of Ex-District Nazim Baba Haider Zaman and other prominent leaders who are very active in this movement include Gohar Ayub Khan, Ex-Deputy speaker Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob, Ex-petroleum minister Aman-Ullah Khan Jadoon and Azhar Jadoon.
In the last month, Boards of Suba Hazara (Province Hazara) were formally hoarded at the two main entry points of Hazara Division from Punjab and Kashmir, i.e. at Barian near Murree and at Kohala which separates Hazara from Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Ironically, even those parties whose top leadership supported renaming of NW.F.P. as Khyber Pakhtunkhwah are also supporting Province Hazara Movement at local level. Sardar Muhammad Idress who changed his loyalty after last elections and jumped into PPP from JUI-F is one such example. He is strongly supporting Province Hazara movement. This movement has currently support of almost all major parties in the division including PML-Q, Jamat-e-Islami, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Hazara Qaumi Mahaz and various other small political and religious parties. However, PML-N is playing on backfoot as the whole mud is being thrown on PML-N by Hazara Province movement leaders saying that PML-N has betrayed people of Hazara and got blackmailed by ANP on the condition of third time premiership.
Ex president, Genral Retired Pervez Musharraf has also announced his full support for Province Hazara (and some other provinces as well) and Ham Khayal Group of PML-Q is also in strong support of Province Hazara. Under such conditions, it seems that now the dream of Suba Hazara will turn into a reality very soon and people of Hazara will get a distinct identity based on their culture.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pakistani Politicians Singing Songs

All of us know that Pakistani politicians are very much active and efficient in making hollow slogans, making people fool by sentimental speeches, blaming past for all the evils and doing corruption in the name of Service. However, these politicians also possess great artistic natures and here I am embedding a few selected videos of our politicians singing songs on Media.

1) Shahbaz Sharif (Chief Minister of Punjab Singing a song)

2) Here is Altaf Hussain--leader of remotely controlled party (MQM) singing in his melodious voice :D

3) And Governer Sindh Ishrat-Ul-Ibad is also not behind any one in this race. Here is a song sung by Sind governer on a TV channel.

4) And here is a song by dictator General Pervez Musharraf, singing a classical song in his furious voice.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

PP-160 Election Results and Future Predictions

After disqualification of PML-N MPA from PP-160 Lahore, by elections in this constituency held on 24th July and the results of this Elections came again in favor of PML-N as PML-N candidate Saif UlMalook managed to Bag 27,798 votes and PTI candidate Malik Zaheer Khokar remained runner up with 19,432 votes surprising the analysts and showing a great support and existence of PTI in the region. PTI which was previously considered just a Fan Group instead of a party, has now emerged as the third major force in the country under the dynamic leadership of Imran Khan who is very vocal and straight in his talks in order to expose the real faces of PPP, PML-N and MQM leaders. It's to be noted that Jamat-e-Islami candidate Malik Jahangir Hussain Bara got 7,957 votes and if there was an alliance of PTI and Jamat-e-Islami, the things could have been more against PML-N and the ball could go in favor of PTI. Jamat-e-Islami performed very poor not only in this election but also in the recent by polls in NA-123 where a prominent leader of JI Hafiz Salman Butt was badly defeated and there too, PTI got second slot after PML-N. Although the seat has gone in the PML-N hands but from this election results, one can understand that now PML-N is not going to have an easy match in the coming elections and PTI is going to have an eye to eye contest at least in the Punjab level. Majority of youth and educated people of Pakistan is now hoping some good from Imran Khan and they are fed up of the hypo critic politics of PML-N, PML-Q and PPP. It's important to mention here that PTI has brought this into notice of Election commission that a massive rigging has been done in PP-160 by PML-N workers and political leadership and Government machinery has been heavily used. Even at several polling stations, PML-N had the polling agents who are serving Government employees. Also about 14000 Bogus votes of PML-N have been reported. Below is a video in which PTI information secretary Omar Sarfaraz Cheema talks about the election results:

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Attack on Ahmadi's in Lahore and a possible operation in Southern Punjab

It seems that the enemies of Pakistan and Islam are successful in their hate tactics and to burn the fire of violence and lawlessness in the country. A recent incident of attacks on the worship places of Ahmadi's is an example of this. This was a barbaric incident killing dozens of peaceful people. Not only the Government but also the common public and most importantly the religious parties of the country have condemned this barbaric terrorism and said that this is an effort of anti-Islamic forces to stain the name of Islam and Pakistan.
The most unfortunate thing is that our Government and most precisely our Interior Minister has invented a new term of "Punjabi Talibans" and blamed these so-called Punjabi Talibans for this heinous act. This is really strange that just after few hours of such incidents, our minsters start throwing such remarks without any solid investigative proofs. Minister said that banned Organizations like Sipah-e-Sahaba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi are involved in such activities. On the other hand leader of Sipah-e-Sahaba Maulana Ahmad Ludhyanvi in his fresh interview to Daily Ausaf denied any such involvement of his party in such incidents and said that their party is itself a victim of terrorism and dozens of their leaders have lost their lives in such incidents. Maulana further said that Rehman Malik is himself accused of several corruption cases and how can we expect justice from such a person.
No doubt this terrorism incidence in Lahore is condemnable but the sad part of the story is that under the influence of symathies being delivered around the world to Qadyanis (Ahmadis), they are trying to hide their true face and one of their leaders tried to call themselves as a Muslim sect in a TV show. Qadyanis are non-muslims as per constitution of Pakistan and hence there faith should not be mixed with this incident. We have sympathies with any one who is a victim of terrorist's but at the same time we are firm at belief of "Khatm-e-Nabuwat".

Friday, April 9, 2010

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Reservatons of People of Hazara

National assembly has renamed N.W.F.P. as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with a support of 264 votes and having only twenty votes of PML-Q in opposition. The name Pakhtunkhwah was proposed by ANP which was finalized by adding the prefix of Khyber by PML-N.
There are massive protests in all the districts of Hazara after this renaming as people of Hazara believe that their identity has been snatched and the name has been changed on demands of an anti-Pakistan and anti-Islamic party which was a right hand of congress and opposed formation of Pakistan.
The protests are headed mainly by PML-Q local leadership including Gohar Ayub Khan, Umar Auyub Khan, Shahjahan Yousuf, Aman Ullah Khan Jadoon, Baba Haider Zaman, Sardar Yaqoob and some other politicians of other parties like Sardar Idrees of PPP and several others from local parties like Hazara Qaumi Mahaz etc. Their demand is now for a new province "Suba Hazara" and the demand is gaining more and more support day by day. Local PML-N leadership has also reservation on this renaming and in yesterday's voting, PML-N Sardar Mehtab Ahamad Khan Abbasi, Captain Safdar and Murtaza Javed Abbasi didn't take part in voting process and walked out. The local PML-N leadership understands the sentiments of the people of Hazara and it can lead to a complete washout of PML-N from the Hazara division.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Top Ten Political Talk Shows of Pakistani Television Channels

Political Talk shows on different Pakistani TV Channels like Geo News, Express News, Dawn News, ARY, Dunya News etc are very popular and everyday, political talk shows aired from these TV channels get millions of views from Pakistan and outside Pakistan.
Based on a survey conducted on the common people of Pakistan; following are the Top 10 Political talk shows of Pakistani Urdu Channels:
  1. Capital Talk
Host: Hamid Mir
Channel: Geo News
Details: Capital Talk is the most popular political talk show of Pakistan which is aired from Geo News at 8:05PM  from Monday to Friday. In Capital Talk, Hamid Mir invites renowned political figures from different political parties of Pakistan and various national and international level issues are discussed in this TV show. Capital Talk is the longest run TV show in Pakistan's electronic media history. 

2. Aapas Ke Bat

Host: Najam Sethi
Channel: Geo News
 Details: Najam Sethi is a well known political analyst, known for his valuable political analyses. In this program Aapas Ke bat Najam Sethi analyzes political happenings, political parties activities and various other political aspects in his own way. This program is very popular among public and people give due weightiness to his views.

3. Off The Record
Host: Kashif Abbasi
Channel: ARY News
Details: Kashif Abbasi is an anchor person on ARY News and his program Off the Record is known because of his bold steps and unbiased approach. Kashif Abbasi invites key politicians from various parties in his show and discusses political situation in the country and all around the world with his guests.

4. Bolta Pakistan
Host: Nusrat Javed, Mushtaq Minhas
Channel: Aaj TV
Details: Bolta Pakistan is a popular program aired from Aaj TV in which two well known analysts--Nusrat Javed and Mushtaq Minhas discuss socio-political issues. However, Nusrat Javed is not much liked by public due to his negative and biased views for some of the political leaders.

5. Aaj Kamran Khan K sath
Host: Kamran Khan
Channel: Geo News

Details: Kamran Khan is perhaps the best analyst of Pakistan's politics who hosts the program Aaj Kamran Khan K sath, every night at 11PM and throws a light on all current political happenings in a very decent manner. He is known for his unbiased and decent political analyses.

6. Khari Bat with Mubashar Luqman
Host: Mubashar Luqman
Channel: Dunya News
Details: Mubashar Luqman, who was in Express News earlier with the program Point Blank with Luqman, now hosts a political talk show on Dunya News with the name Khari Bat With Mubashar Luqman. He is known for his straight forward and frank approach. He often asks very tough and hard questions to his guests.
3. Jawab dey
Host: Muhammad Iftikhar
Channel: Geo News

7. Kal Tak
Host: Javed Chaudhry
Channel: Express News
Details: Kal Tak is a political talk show aired from Express News, hosted by a well known anchor and columnist Javed Chaudhry. Javed Chaudhry has a very good grip on political situation of Pakistan and in his talk show, he asks very interesting and great questions to his guests. His program is very popular among public.

8. Crossfire with Mehr Bukhari
Host: Mehr Bukhari
Channel: Dunya News

9. In Session
Host: Asma Chaudhry
Channel: Dunya News

10. 11th Hour with Waseem Badami
Host: Waseem Badami
Channel: ARY News
Details: Waseem Badami's program is aired from ARY News at 11PM.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Analysis of Pakistani Newspaper Columnists

It's old saying that "Pen is mightier than sword" and the people having power of pen can really bring a great change and a peaceful revolution in the society. News paper's columnists are considered to be widely read, followed and accepted by the people of Pakistan and their words play an important role in setting the minds and thoughts of the people of Pakistan.
The prominent Urdu writers whose words are highly weighed by the readers are Javed Chaudhry, Irfan Siddiqi, Haroon-Ur-Rasheed, Abbas Athar, Hasan Nisar, Nazir Naji and Abdullah Tariq Sohail.
Javed Chaudhry who is also anchor of Express TV program Kal Tak is a well known columnist of Daily Express and writes on different socio political issues. He is basically a "Rightist" and touches the heart of the common people by writing not only hot political issues, but also on the problems of the masses. One of the great trait of this young columnist is that he has never bowed his head in front of rulers and his pen has always exposed the culprits and spoken the words of poor people. Javed Chaudhry has a very good eye on the current affairs and is also equipped with the ability of linking the current situations with the historical events and great historical people.

Irfan Siddiqui a renowned political analyst who was formerly writing in Daily Nawa i Waqt is now providing his services for Daily Jang is also considered a mature seasoned analyst with a hawk eye on the socio economic issues of the country. Irfan Siddiqui is famous for his nicely structured articles augmented with very nicely selected words and phrases. However he is not considered a neutral analyst and from his columns, one can easily understand that he speaks the language of Mian Nawaz Sharif and some people even criticize him with the views that he works on payroll of PML-N. Irrespective of this that how much truth this view holds, one thing is known to the public that Irfan Siddiqui was a direct supported of PML-N in the last elections.

Haroon-Ur-Rasheed is a popular well versed columnist of Daily Jang known as a right wing writer who is mainly known for his anti-American patriotic writings. He has openly supported Imran Khan in his columns and considers Imran Khan a great social worker and the only true honest politician in the current set up. He is also a good vocal person on electronic media.

Hasan Nisar is a senior columnist of Daily Jang and also the host of Geo News Program Choraha and is considered a liberal left wing columnist. Hasan Nisar is a highly critical analyst who is mainly known for his criticizing negative style comments who wastes no chance to throw mud on politicians and religious scholars. He is pro-American and against any religious dominance in the country.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Army Operations in Swat and Waziristan and its outcomes

After about one year long operation in Swat and many months long heavy operation in Waziristan, Pakistan government and armed officials were claiming that the backbone of terrorists have been broken and now they have totally dispersed and dis-united. However their claims went into drain after a day long serial bomb blasts in Punjab capital Lahore in which a large number of innocents lost their lives. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan took the responsibility of these blasts threatening for more similar attacks.
After the heavy pressure from America against any type of dialog with Taliban and forcing Pakistani government to tackle this issue of Talibanization with force, our army plunged into operations in last year but it seems that all these operations are not going to be fruitful and peace is not prevailing even after using full force and losing hundreds of army men in this never ending battle. Although government was successful to gain support of a large number of public for these operations; yet some elements in the country and some political forces like Jamat-e-islami and Tehreek-e-Insaf are against the military operations and asking for a diplomatic peaceful solution to all issues via dialogs. They are of the view that peace can never be brought with army operations and this type of operations are increasing support and sympathy for Taliban in Tribal regions which may have counter effect in future.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

NA-123 election Results and future predictions

In Bye elections of NA-123 Lahore at 10 March, PML-N candidate Pervez Malik has won with a clear margin securing 45889 votes while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Candidate Mian Hamid Miraj stood runner up grabbing 9440 votes. Big boasting candidate of Jamat-e-Islami Hafiz Salman Butt could get only 2900 votes and stood third in the contest.
Success of PML-N candidate in this bye election is not very surprising as this region is considered a strong hold of Nawaz League for a long time and also because of the fact that PML-N is sitting government in the Province and fully used Government machinery in the election process. The campaign of Malik Pervez was run and directed by party top leadership and it's stated that some ministers also played their role in this campaign.
Surprising thing is this election is very poor performance of JI candidate who is even badly defeated by PTI candidate Hamid Miraj. Around 10,000 votes of Hamid Miraj of PTI should raise the eye brows of political analysts and they should realize that now people are considering PTI as an alternative to two old ruling parties and in future Imran Khan will b getting more support from the masses. Imran Khan and his party has gained great popularity in the public in the recent past due to his just and fair stand on different national and intrenational issues.
JI which couldn't get even 3000 votes in spite of the support of PML-Q should now know that nation can't be deceived now by hollow slogans and on the name of Islam. Nation knows that JI enjoyed government in N.W.F.P. in last tenure but couldn't deliver to the public and also couldn't do any thing for Islam in his reign.
Hopefully NA-123 election will have a great impact on the overall politics of the country.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rana Sana Ullah and Maulana Ahmad Ludhyanvi Meeting and allegations on Rana Sana Ullah

In connection with Bye elections in PP-82 Jhang, a few days back Punjab Law minister Rana Sana Ullah visited Jhang and met Maulana Ahmad Ludhyanvi--Leader of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (an organization banned by General Musharraf). Rana Sana Ullah met him to get his support for PML-N candidate but few parliamentarians and media persons starting a hue and cry over this meeting saying that Rana Sana Ullah has links with terrorist organization.
MNA from Jhang Sheikh Waqas Akram--a traditional rival of SSP in Jhang elections is leading this blame game and trying to gain some political scores over this issue. He is trying his best to give it sectarian touch and putting allegations on PML-N of supporting banned organizations for a few votes. Law minister has strongly rejected such allegations saying that he had a meeting with a Religious scholar and not a terrorist. He said that terrorists are found in jails and can't contest elections under law but Maulana Ludhyanvi contested last general election against Sheikh Waqas and got more than 45000 votes.
Talking to a TV channel, Molana Ludhyanvi said that the case of SSP is in process in LHC and it's illegal to declare a party as banned before court's decision. He said that his party has never supported terrorism. He also made it clear that if PML-Q can ask to Maulana Azam Tariq for his vote to elect Zafrullah Jamali as prime minister in 2002 then why PML-N can't ask them for vote?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Latest News from NA-55 Bye elections

Election campaign by various party's candidates is gaining full momentum and the whole NA-55 area is decorated with gigantic banners, hoardings and stickers of contesting candidates.
After attack on Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad of Awami Muslim League, now the story has got a new turn and Sheikh Rasheed supporters and PML-N supporters are in a direct clash both on media and on the ground. Sheikh Rasheed is suspecting on Punjab Government and Local PML-N leadership and accuses PML-N government of not providing enough security to him. On the other hand, PML-N denies any such thing and states that Sheikh Rasheed is trying to play politics over the dead bodies and trying to score some points to save his drowning boat in NA-55.
Shakeel Awan of PML-N is also campaigning very aggressively and targeting Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad by narrating his past deeds and his support for General Musharraf at the time of Lal Masjid Operation.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Candidate Ijaz Khan Jazi is also campaigning slowly but steadily and getting a good support from Pindi people especially educated youth of the constituency. He is also claiming to bag a good number of PPP votes as well. Ijaz Khan Jazi states that NA-55 election will be the start of a great peaceful revolution led by Imran Khan which will end the political drama of hypocrite politicians.
Dr Kamal of Jamat-e-Islami seems to be at number Four in this race and Jamat-e-Islami hasn't shown its power in the constituency so far. Corner meetings of Dr kamal are also showing less interest of people towards JI.
A young independent candidate Barrister Danish Iftikhar is also dreaming to be in the parliment and claims to bring an educational revolution in the country. He is not currently backed by any political party.

If we make a detailed analysis of current situation, we can see that Main contest is between Shakeel Awan, Ijaz Khan Jazi and Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad. Sheikh Rasheed has got suapport of JUI-F and some other religious parties as well while Shakeel Awan expects a support from PPP voters in accordance with "Democracy Pact". However it's expected that a large number of PTI votes will be polled in favor of Ijaz Khan Jazi.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Detailed Introduction of NA-55 Bye election candidate Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad:
  • Born: 6th November, 1950
  • Location: Bhabra Bazar Rawalpindi
  • Qualification: MA (Political Science) in 1982-----University of Punjab
  • Other Degrees:
Bachelors In Law
  • Profession: Businessman
  • Political Affiliation:
PML-N (up-to 1999 )
Then Joined PML-Q faction.
Now he is the leader of his own party Awami Muslim League.
  • Hobbies:
Reading Books, Excercising
  • Political Achievements
Won National Assembly seat from 1985 to 2002 and lost election in 2008 elections only.
Acted as Minister for Information, tourism, Railways and sports.
  • Book (s) Written:
Sheikh Rasheed is the author of a Book named "Farzand-e-Pakistan".

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sheikh Rasheed afraid of Hanif Abbasi

Awami Muslim League leader and election candidate from NA-55 bye election Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad was badly lost in the last elections against Javed Hashmi from NA-55 and From Hanif Abbasi in NA-56. Hanif Abbasi is considered to be a great rival of Sheikh Rasheed in Rawalpindi and he has played a pivotal role in reducing the political strength of Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad in Rawalpindi Region.
On 27th January 2010, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad was a guest in Hamid Mir's Program "Capital Talk" and see the video below to see how much he is afraid of Hanif Abbasi and doesn't have courage to have a word with Hanif Abbasi.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

NA-21 Mansehra Bye Election Complete Result

Bye elections in NA-21 Mansehra were held on January 28th 2010 in which prominent candidates of all mainstream parties were contesting. After a tough competition, the seat was won by JUI-F candidate Laiq Muhammad Khan who is brother of Azam Khan Swati--Federal Minister for Science and Technology.

The complete Result (unofficial) is as follows:

  • Winner: Laiq Muhammad Khan (JUI-F)--36622 Votes
  • Second: Zargul Khan (PML-Q)--31558 Votes
  • Third: Haji Tahir Ali (PML-N)--29885 Votes
  • Fourth: Nawabzada Salahuddin (PPP)--28203 Votes
  • Fifth: Niaz Khan Sarkheli (Tehreek-e-Insaf)--4582 Votes
  • Sixth: Asghar Ali Shah (Jamat-e-Islami)--3482
  • Seventh: Molana Rabnawaz (Jamat-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat)--1177 Votes
  • Eighth: Bahram Khan (Independent)--635 Votes
  • Ninth: Amjad Salar Khan (Hazara Qaumi Mahaz)--555
  • Last: Muskeenn Ali (Independent)--251 Votes
Graphical Result of NA-21 Election is as follows:

Friday, January 29, 2010

PF-83 Swat Bye elections Result

Election Commission of Pakistan has announced the results of Bye elections of PF-83 Swat held on 28th January 2010. The Results are as follows:

  • Winner: Rehmat Ali Khan (ANP) 7505 votes
  • Second position: Haji Jallat Khan (PML-Q) 3884 Votes
  • Third Position: Sher Muhammad Khan (Tehreek-e-Insaf) 3821 Votes
  • Fourth Position: Hussain Ahmad Kanjo (Jamat-e-Islami) 3749 Votes
  • Last Position: Muhammad Khan (Independent) 554 Votes
Result in Graphical Form:

Saturday, January 23, 2010

PF-83 Swat Bye-Election Party Position

After the Killing of ANP MPA Dr Shamshir Ali Khan, Election in PF-83 Swat are to be held at 28th January 2010 and election campaigning in this area is at full swing inspite of the military operation in the area against Talibans.
Five prominent candidates in the battle are Hussain Ahmad Kanjo of Jamat-e-Islami also supported by JUI-F, Rehmat Ali Khan of ANP supported by PPP Parlimentarian and PPP-Sherpao, Sher Muhammad Khan of PTI supported by JUI-F (Nazriati Group), PML-Q candidate Haji Jallat and an independent candidate Muhammad Khan.
ANP tried its best to get success uncontested but after failing to do so, now ANP is campaigning in all the areas of Swat very influentially and in a disciplined manner. ANP will also bag a large number of Sympathy vote which may help it to get success in the Election.
PML-N candidate Malik Riaz Khan announced boycott from the election but ironically he is supporting ANP candidate in the whole campaign. Malik Riaz Khan has allegedly links with the local Talibans which he refuses publicly. However it's believed that PML-N Knew that it has no public support in Swat area due to which party decided not to contest from there.
PTI candidate Sher Muhammad Khan is also considered a very influential person in the region due to his great social work in past. The just and clear stand of Imran Khan on the issues of national interest like War on terror, Drone Attacks and judiciary issue have brought the popularity of PTI to a very high level in the area and Sher Muhammad Khan is believed to give a tough time to other contesters.
JUI-F and JI joint Candidate Hussain Kanjo is also campaigning steadily and trying its best to exploit the religious minded people of Swat Valley. However JUI-F chief Fazl-ur-Rehman is not very popular in the region due to his Strange Dual politics.
PML-Q candidate is campaigning with a wide support of Engineer Amir Maqam and District Nazim Swat Jamal Nasir Khan. A former provincial minister Fateh Muhammad Khan is also supporting PML-Q candidate Haji Jallat.
It's hoped that there will be a tough and interesting contest between the Five candidates in the PF-83 constituency and its difficult to predict the victory of any candidate before 28th January.

Friday, January 22, 2010

NA-55 bye elections and candidates campaigning strategy

February 24th bye elections in NA-55 are very crucial for the political parties of Pakistan as these elections are going to express the real popularity level of various parties taking part in the elections. PML-N, Awami Muslim League, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Jamat-e-Islami candidate are the prominent figures taking part in this election. PML-Q and PPP have decided not to contest in this election and PML-Q has decided to support Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad in this election while it's believed that PPP will announce support for PML-N candidate. However "Ham Khayal" faction of PML-Q announced support for Shakeel Awan of PML-N in a press conference headed by Senior Vice president of PML-Q Kabir Ali Wasti. On the other hand it's believed that even if PPP leader announces support for PML-N candidate, it's not guaranteed that PPP voters will be favoring Shakeel Awan as there is a heated battle of words is going on between the two parties these days. Shakeel Awan is also blamed to be involved in the destruction of Monument of Benazir Bhutto in Liaqat bagh Rawalpindi.
PTI candidate Ijaza Khan Jazi is also considered as a strong candidate as he got more than 12,000 votes in the last elections even as an independent candidate. Ijaz Khan Jazi is considered as an influencial and popular person in the city and the Just and upright politics of Imran Khan has made the atmosphere more friendly for Ijaz Jazi. A clear and strong stance of PTI chairman Imran Khan on various issues of national interest have braught a large public support for PTI candidate. Various prominent political figures from the city are joining PTI and it's believed that PTI will emerge as a strong competitor in the election. Imran Khan has around six large gathering speeches scheduled in february and these Jalsas of Imran Khan can really bring a big twist in the politics of NA-55.
A very large number of people from Rawalpindi participated in a "Go America Go rally" organized by Jamat-e-Islami in the last month which raised eyebrows of the political opponents of Jamat-e-Islami and political analysts state that Jamat-e-Islami also have a strong ideological vote bank in the city which has risen sharply in the past one year. However Dr Kamal is not believed to be in a position to give any tough time to the competitors.
An independent candidate and son of the Editor of Daily Asas Rawalpindi, Barrister Danish Iftikhar is also campaigning in a disciplined approach but yet he is not successful in bringing public in his favor. Haji Gulzar Awan of Pakistan Aman Party is also in the race but is expected to be again in the last number as is the case for him in the past.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

NA-21 Elections in News

  • JUI-F candidate for NA-21 Laiq Muhammad Khan has aggressively criticized Captain Safdar saying that he is yet a little student of politics and doesn't know the ups and downs of politics. He said that he will win the January 28th Election and doesn't believe on hollow slogans.

  • Javed Hasmi, Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Abbasi, Hanif Abbasi and Zafar Iqbal Jagra will address a political gathering of Haji Tahir Ali of PML-N in Baffa Chowk. This Jalsa will occur at 1PM on 23rd January.

  • PTI candidate from NA-21 Niaz Khan Sarkheli while addressing a corner meeting in Aogi said that he is on the ground to remove the gap between poor and rich and said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is struggling for promoting social and economic justice. He said that January 28th Sun will bring the success of PTI and it will be the foundation stone of a new revolution in the country.

  • Independent candidate Molana Rabnawaz Tahir in a corner meeting said that the hypocrite politicians should avoid politics on the name of Lal Masjid and said that Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal_Jamat is the only party which is "ameen" of Lal Masjid martyrs and strives for Islamic system in the country.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bye Election in NA-21 Party Position

After the demise of Faiz Muhammad Khan--MNA from Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) now once again Election campaigning is at its full swing in NA-21 Mansehra. The main contesters are Nawabzada Salahuddin from PPP, Haji Tahir Ali of PML-N, Haji Laiq Ali of JUI (F), Niaz Khan Sarkheli of PTI and Zargul Khan of PML-Q.
PPP's campaign is being driven in a very fast pace through mega projects announcements under the supervision of Federal government and the people of Mansehra are being lured by sweet but hollow slogans of PPP. PPP which never looked at the miseries of the people of this area during it's government in the last one year has suddenly changed its mood and now promising to change the fate of the people of this constituency. PPP is announcing to provide gas, spread a network of roads and open hundreds of new schools in the area.
PML-N has given ticket to brother of Captain (R) Safdar--Haji Tahir who is campaigning with a wide support of PML-N MNAs like His brother Captain Safdar, Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan and Murteza Javed Abbasi. It's believed that PML-N candidate will also take benefit of some sympathy votes. But critics state that Haji Tahir is not a notable and well known personality of the region and he has no significant contribution in the politics of the region in the past.
Haji Laiq Ali of JUI-F is gaining popularity very rapidly because of a disciplined campaigning of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Sawati who hails a very good reputation in the area. It's believed that Haji Laiq Ali will be giving a tough time to its opponents. Ironically, instead of all the "doubtful" politics of JUI chief Molana Fazl ur Rehman, Haji Laiq Ali is gaining wide public support probably because of the religious mindedness of the people of this constituency.
PTI is also a big force in this race and Niaz Khan Sarkheli of PTI is also campaigning slowly but steadily. PTI chairman Imran Khan also visited the constituency and addressed a large gathering there and this speech of such an iconic personality has shifted the minds of the people to a greater extent. Niaz Khan Sarkheli is also taking full benefit of just and clear stand of PTI over Judiciary issue and other issues of national itnerest like Drone Attacks, Military operations inside the country, american involvement in internal affairs, rising inflation, shortage of gas, electricity and other commodities.
Zargul Khan of PML-Q is trying to grab public support and is campaigning heavily under the leadership of Sardar Yousuf, Shahzada Gustasab Khan and Shahjahan Yousuf. He is trying his best to wash the stains that are associated with his party because of supporting military dictator General Musharaf and supporting Musharaf in Lal Masjid and Waziristan operation.
Jamat-e-Islami candidate and an independent candidate Molana Rabnawaz of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan are also in the field but lack the capability to reach to winning point.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Real Face of Sheikh Rasheed--Is he eligble to be a MNA?

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, former Information minister and now the leader of self centered party--Awami Muslim League is contesting Bye election from NA-55 Rawalpindi.
Sheikh Rasheed is widely known because of his vulgar and bizarre language. Several of his speeches and statements put question on his eligibility of becoming a Member of Parliment of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Just watch this video and decide yourself whether such a "cheap" person deserves any more to sit in the honorary benches of National Assembly? Is this the caliber of our politicians? Ball is in your court to decide:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bye Election in NA-55 Rawalpindi--a comparisons of candidates

After the resignation of PML-N MNA Haji Pervez who was involved in a Fraud of trying to clear his F.A. examination with the help of his nephew, now Election in this constituency are to be held on 24th February. After announcement of schedule by election commission, campaigning by the candidates of various parties have started and different parties are trying to grab the seat through coalitions, merges and some catchy slogans.
The main contesters for this Election are Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad of Awami Muslim League, Shakeel Awan of PML-N, Ijaz Khan Jazi of PTI and Dr Kamal of JI. PPP hasn't decided to run in this battle yet!
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has started his campaign very vigorously and he is using his full energies to let the people of the area forget his past and he is constantly reciting about the development work that was made by him. He is also trying to convince the people that he had no role in the wide killings in Lal Masjid and is trying to present himself as a Mujahid. His regular visits to various notable Ulema of the constituency is a part of his strategy to get support of Religious groups in the city.
On the other hand, Shakeel Awan of PML-N who was a former General councilor, is claiming to be a representative of middle class of society and boasts to have a clear win against opponents. He is strongly backed by a large number of PML-N MPAs from the area, Hanif Abbasi and Chadhry Nisar Ali Khan--Opposition Leader in the national assembly. He is trying hard to regain the party's popularity which was badly damaged by the deeds of Haji Pervez. The vote bank of PML-N has also greatly fallen because of the party's poor opposition role in the national assembly and it's friendly opposition role. Party also failed to synchronize it's voice with the voice of the poor people on the issues of growing inflation, shortage of Sugar, Gas and electricity and growing intensity of terrorism.
Ijaz Khan Jazi is the Candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and he has got a great support from the people of the constituency especially from the youth. The just and clear stand of Imran Khan on the issues of war on terror, Drone Attacks, NRO, Baluchistan Issue and the Judiciary issue has made the party, the most popular party of Pakistan. It seems that if Ijaz Khan Jazi continues campaigning with current momentum and if Imran khan also visits Rawalpindi for four or five times in his campaign, he can win the seat and can become the first symbol of Change.
Dr Kamal of JI is also a notable personality of the region but JI seems not to be in a winning position inspite of the party's clear and strong stand against America's involvement in the country's internal affairs.
It's hoped that February 24th Election will bring an educated, civilized and talented personality forward and hopefully hypocrite politicians will get a revenge from the people of Rawalpindi.