Sunday, August 28, 2011

Another big name--Former MNA of PML-N from Shakargarh Joins PTI

PTI is gaining more and more popularity among masses because of its principle stand on all national and international issues and after a great momentum at lower level, now PTI is being joined by politicians of national level repute and Parliamentary experience. 
After joining of many key politicians of Attock and Mardan in PTI, today another big name--Ch Ashfaq Taj from Shakargarh joined PTI. Chaudhry Ashfaq Taj was former MNA from PML-N and he belongs to a renowned political family of Shakargarh
Former PMLN MNA Ch Ishfaq Taj of Shakargarh joined PTI after meeting Chairman Tehreek Insaf Imran Khan at his residence in Zaman Park,  President Punjab Ahsan Rasheed, Regional Organiser Barristor Mansoor Sarwar and Member Punjab Council Saqib Idrees Taj was also present.

Ch Ishfaq Taj Ex-MNA is the younger brother of Ch Idrees Taj Shaheed Member Majlis Shoura and son of longest serving Parliamentarian Ch Abdul Rahim of Maingri.
After his joining in PTI, its expected that PTI will become more and more popular in Shakargarh like other parts of the country.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Latest Updates About Soba Hazara Tehreek

After renaming of NWFP to Khyber Pakhtunkhwah, Tehreek e Soba Hazara (Hazara Province Movement) started with full swing and people in all districts of Hazara including Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Kohistan and Batgram came forward to demand a separate province with the name of Soba Hazara. This movement further intensified when police killed a few peaceful protestants in Abbottabad. Interestingly, this movement was supported and backed by all political and religious parties of Hazara except PML-N. Key leaders of Tehreek e Soba Hazara who gave a momentum to the movement were Baba Haider Zaman, Gohar Ayub Khan, Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob, Aman Ullah Khan Jadoon, Dr. Azhar Jadoon, Shahjahan Yousuf, Sardar Yousuf etc. 
With the passage of time, some differences were created among the parties which were demanding Soba Hazara as Baba Haider Zaman wanted all the forces to come under one flag and for this purpose, he registered a new political party with the name of Tehreek e Soba Hazara. This registration wasn't made by taking all the stake holders in confidence and as a result, Sardar Yousuf and his son Shahjahan Yousuf, who belong to PML-Q and come from district Mansehra, decided to separate themselves from Baba Haider Zaman and they have announced their own faction to continue this movement under the leadership of Sardar Yousuf. This split in the Tehreek e Soba Hazara leaders came in the month of Ramadan and now both groups, one headed by Baba Haider Zaman and other by Sardar Yousuf and Shahjahan Yousuf are playing their separate games of words and statements. 
Below are some latest updates about Soba Hazara Tehreek from newspapers of Abbottabad:
Dr Azhar Jadoon, who is one of the prominent leaders of Tehreek e Soba Hazara, is now in the group headed by Baba Haider Zaman and in his fresh statement in a joint press conference with Sardar Waqar Nabi said that those who are playing a game of governance by forgetting Soba Hazara cause have no future:
Tehreek e Soba Hazara latest news

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Imran Khan and Karachi Issue

Karachi which is industrial hub of Pakistan is under a wave of bloodshed and dozens of innocent people are dying everyday with no mention of the culprits behind this violence. Provincial and central ruling parties are just playing a blame game with no concrete measures to stop the violence in Karachi. At one day, Zulfiqar Mirza blames MQM for all terrorism in Karachi, while on the other day, we see Rehman Malik going to Nine Zero, begging a pardon for all statements issued by Zulfiqar Mirza. MQM blames ANP and Lyari Gang of PPP for this violence while some parties also blame some third force like Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for this terrorism.
   Imran Khan--Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has expressed his great concern over this bloodshed in Karachi and he termed it a disaster for the whole country. Imran Khan said that PPP and MQM are responsible for the killings in Karachi and he said that police in karachi is politicized where PPP and MQM workers were given high posts in police. According to Imran Khan, politicizing the police of Karachi is the biggest hurdle in enforcing the rule of law and to stop killing in Karachi. He said that when police officials belong to a party, they give protection to the criminals of their own party and in this way, it has become quite difficult to reach to the actual terrorists in Karachi and to treat them with an iron hand. In a TV program of Express News--To The Point With Shahzeb Hassan, Imran Khan said that if he is made governer of Karachi, he can bring peace in Karachi in no more than 90 days. He said solution to Karachi issue is de-weaponization of Karachi and de-politicization of Karachi Police.

Below is a news Item published in Today's Express Tribune about Imran Khan's stance on Karachi Killings:

The continued economic slide, coupled with the breakdown of law and order in Karachi, would lead to an economic collapse, a handout quoted chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf Imran Khan as saying on Saturday.
According to him, the national economy “is in a state of stagflation with little or no economic growth and high inflation”. The PTI chief said that electricity shortfall in Faisalabad alone resulted in massive unemployment. “If the current chaos and gang warfare is not controlled in Karachi…Pakistan faces imminent economic collapse…Loans amounting to Rs5 trillion, which were acquired over the past 60 years, have doubled to Rs10 trillion since the government came to power. How can a country with 80 per cent of the population on the fringe of extreme poverty repay the loans borrowed by our corrupt leaders through indirect taxes? There is a limit to taxing the poor through indirect taxation.”
Imran Khan said the sooner “this government is removed from power, the greater the chances of Pakistan’s recovery”.
Meanwhile, PTI’s Information Secretary Omar Sarfraz Cheema condemned the latest spate of bloodshed in Karachi.
A handout quoted Cheema as saying that the situation effectively exposed the government’s incompetence and its lack of will to deal with the Karachi situation.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2011.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Amir Liaqat Video is real or fake?

Amir Liaqat Hussain Leaked VideoAfter leakage of a video of Amir Liaqat Hussain, using abusive and low standard cheap language, internet and all sort of media is full of discussion about this video as whether Amir Liaqt Hussain's video is fake or real? Most of the people who watched the video of Amir Liaqat Hussain, consider the video real while there are yet some people (quite a few in number) who think that this video is fake and some media people are spreading this conspiracy against Amir Liaqat Hussain to get their own ratings improved.
However, if we do lips reading and analyze the video in more depth, it seems that video is real and Amir Liaqat Hussain did use such slang and cheap language. Amir Liaqat Hussain claims that this video is fake and he expressed this in his program which was aired from ARY TV channel.

Amir Liaqat Hussain Reply about Video:

The most important thing is Amir Liaqat Hussain column (article) in today's Daily Express in which he wrote in an half clear manner that the video is old and today's Amir Liaqat Hussain is different than Amir Liaqat Hussain of before 2008. He has mentioned his public apology when praying to Allah on 27th Ramadan in the previous year. Howver, this is surprising that in TV program, Amir Liaqat mainly emphasized that video was edited and is totally fake but in today's column, he termed it as an Old video.

Watch leaked video of Amir Liaqat Hussain in which he is using low standard language and then share your views about the video.

Also watch the video which is Amir Liaqat Hussain's reply about this video in which he has tried to clarify his position:


Will Imran Khan Win Next Election?

Imran Khan--chairman of PTI (Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf) is the most dynamic, hard working and active politician of Pakistan these days, having Jalsas, rallies, protest sit-ins and all sort of political movements in different parts of Pakistan. He is also very active in media with a strong presence in some top Talks shows of Pakistani TV Channels.
Imran Khan popularityPTI has got a good momentum in recent past and a lot of notables from different regions like Attock, Mardan, Lahore, Sheikhupura and other parts of the country have joined PTI. PTI has got a huge popularity in the youth and undoubtedly, PTI is the most popular party of Pakistan particularly in youth. After stunning popularity of PTI in past one year or so, now this question has become highly important and most discussed that Will Imran Khan's party, PTI will win next election? also people ask that How many seats PTI will get in next election? and Will PTI clean sweep in next election?
Looking at the current scenario where all other tested political parties have disappointed masses and looking at the way, political maturity is coming in Pakistan, it seems that future of PTI is quite bright. If next elections are free and fair under a free election commission and if Imran Khan continues his movement with same energies, PTI can win about 50 seats in National assembly, mostly from Khyber Pakhtunkhwah and Punjab. PTI is expected to win a big number of provincial assembly seats as well in KPK and Punjab. PTI will be giving a tough time to PML-N in Lahore and it's expected that PTI will get a victory in Lahore especially in the urban areas. If Jahangir Tareen's party of clean also joins PTI or goes for an alliance with PTI, things can become more in favor of PTI and it can lead to a revolution in the next election.
Imran Khan often claims for a clean sweep in next general elections but looking at the position of PTI in Sindh and Baluchistan, it seems that this claim is much exaggerated and doesn't seem possible unless some miracle done. However, things may change in coming months if some notables of Sindh or Baluchistan join PTI.