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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Shah Mehmood Qureshi and American Operation In Abbottabad against Osama Bin Laden

 After a clear violation of Pakistan's sovereignty by US forces on May 2, 2011 when they did an operation to kill Al-Qaida Leader Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad without bringing it in notice of Pakistan's government and agencies, every patriotic Pakistani has rose a voice against it. There is a huge rage and disturbance in the people of Pakistan. Many political and religious organizations in Pakistan have come on roads to protest on it. First time, army chief has also shown a strong reaction and a clear stance on it by saying that such actions won't be tolerated any more on the soil of Pakistan. However, like always, PPP led Government of Pakistan is silent and confused on the issue and they have totally failed to take the public into confidence. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilana and President Asif Ali Zardari are totally mute on this issue of national interest.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi who is former foreign minister and a senior leader of PPP, today strongly condemned this US action inside the territory of Pakistan and demanded resignation from Prime Minister and President of Pakistan after this failure of our government. This was stated by him in a press conference in Lahore. Shah Mehmood Qureshi further said that he will take up this issue in PPP Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting and will decide his future plan of action accordingly.
This strong stance of Shah Mahmood Qureshi may further pressurize the government. Today, a high level meeting of president Zardari was held with Army Chief Genral Ashfaq Parvez Kiani to discuss about Abbottabad operation and about Pak-America relationships after this action. It's stated by the analysts that PPP government will have to finally bow down in front of public demands to have clear policy about Drone Attacks and such US led actions inside the borders of Pakistan. If PPP fails to have clear stance on such issues, it will not only lose public support (which is already very little for PPP these days) but also may lose the support of it's own party leaders like Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Raza Rabbani etc.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Marvi Memon and PTI

Marvi Memon is one of the most vocal members of Pakistan parliament and she is known for raising voice for the rights of the people of Pakistan at every platform. Whether it's matter of target killing in Karachi, Doctors Strike in Punjab or Drone attacks in FATA, Marvi Memon has raised her voice strongly for the rights of the people of Pakistan. Marvi Memon is always quick and vigilant in reaching every protest despite the security risks.
  When Imran Khan announced a sit in (Dharna) in Peshawar on 23rd April against Drone attacks inside Pakistan's territory, people from all walks of life and from different political and religious backgrounds welcomed Imran's call and joined hands with him in two days successful Dharna. According to sources, more than 50 thousands people gathered in Naran Chowk Peshawar where they sat for two days, passed night under the sky and chanted slogans against corrupt rulers of Pakistan and unjust policies of USA. Marvi Memon of PML-Q, Javed Hashmi of PML-N, Khwaja Khan Muhammad Hoti (who left ANP a few months back), Akhonzada Chitan who is MNA from FATA and Ajmal Wazir who is also a parliamentarian from FATA joined hands with Imran Khan in this Dharna. JUI-S and Jamat e Islami also supported this Dharna.
 Imran Khan invited Marvi Memon to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and people raised heavy slogans in the favor of Imran's request. Marvi Memon is a talented and honest politician whose politices, mindset and political style doesn't match with a party like PML-Q and according to many analysts, PTI can be the best platform for Marvi Memon for her political career. Imran Khan and Marvi Memon, both struggle for the rights of the people of Pakistan and both strive for a just and peaceful society. If we look into the recent Tweets of Marvi Memon in Twitter, it seems that she is unhappy with the alliance of PML-Q and PPP and it's expected that she will raise a solid voice against it. In such a scenario, it's possible that she may separate from PML-Q and find her own way which might be PTI.