Summary of Pakistan in 2 and a half minutes

Pakistan is not all about bombs, terrorism, poverty and all. The video below shows us another aspect of Pakistan which perhaps hasn’t been seen by many.



Geo Exposes shifting of Zadari’s swiss case evidence

Courtesy: The News

Pakistani High Commissioner in Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan headed a secret operation in Geneva and received at least 12 cartons comprising the original documents and evidences against some Pakistani high-ups in Swiss money laundering case, Geo News reported Tuesday.

The sources said the secret operation was carried out at the bidding of a top personality of Pakistan, as these evidences could be used if Swiss Money Laundering case is reopened after the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) terms comes to an end. The sources at Pakistan embassy said if the concerned officials or the courts do not interfere by taking the evidences back from Wajid, then these documents would be wasted for good.

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Have a heart, you are the president, Mr Zardari!

By Shaheen Sehbai

Here is the strongest man in the country so rattled by a few reports and articles by me, or a few talk shows by Dr Shahid Masood, that he forgets to mention anything about the infamous NRO, the shame of the Kerry Lugar Bill, the gross charges of corruption, money laundering or misuse of power against him and his cronies. He did not mention the issues of sugar, atta, electricity and unemployment. He did not praise the soldiers and people fighting the deadly terrorists. He and his few people now sharing power were only worried about their own fate, with the loud spoken Zulfikar Mirza declaring to the world that he would use the Sindh Card, if worse comes to worst. Read the full article here.

President Zadari, instead of discussing the never ending and the ever growing problems being faced by the country, used this political gathering to hit out against some journalists, namely Shaheen Sehbai and Dr. Shahid Masood, calling them “political actors”. This comes just days after he banned Dr. Shahid Masood’s popular talk show, ‘Meray Mutabiq’.

Zardari did not speak out against the Taliban, he did not discuss the problems being faced by the people and nor he discussed the problems being faced by the country. Sitting in the highly fortified President house, it seems perhaps that the President feels threatened by a couple of harmless journalists, who are just performing their duties.

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Musharraf Joins Facebook!

Thats right, our very own former general-turned-politician, Mr. Musharraf has joined Facebook, the largest social media network in the world- (Zardari take note).

Former president Pervez Musharraf has joined the Facebook, a social networking website, to connect with Pakistani youth, asking the young members of the cyber community to reach out to all their friends and those whom they know to join the community.

Although I may not approve of Musharraf’s policies or agree with his modus operandi, it is great to see our politicians joining social networks in an attempt to get in touch with the people, especially the youth and listen to their views.

Oh and by the way, this is not a hoax, it is indeed the official Facebook page of the retired general. You can check it out here.

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‘Democratic’ Government Bans Popular Talk Show ‘Meray Mutabiq’

The so called democratically elected government of PPP, which claim to be the champions of democracy and freedom of speech have committed something quite contrary to their usual claims. Yes, we have all heard how the same people came to the rescue when Musharraf had imposed an emergency in the country, banning all private news channels.

But it seems that the PPP government doesn’t want to be left behind, thus they have decide to ban the popular talk show ‘Meray Mutabiq’, hosted by Dr. Shahid Masood, one of the most senior political analysts of Pakistan.

A ban has been imposed on airing of Geo News’ program ‘Meray Mutabiq’ from Dubai.
According to sources, the high government officials of Pakistan exerting pressure on the Dubai government had the airing of the program stopped.

Geo’s administration has said that this step of the government is tantamount to targeting the freedom of expression.

It is worth mentioning here that here Dr. Shahid Masood was the ‘special advisor’ to the Prime Minister until last year, until he resigned from the post.

One doubts the government’s intentions and what it plans to do but the media should carry on its unbiased reporting as it is now, although Javed Chaudhry, Kamran Khan and others should watch out, they could be next on the hit list.

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How The ‘News’ Works

Well, the picture speaks for itself.

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Pakistan Mulls Law To Gag Media, Blogging For the Win!

If there was one thing Musharraf had done right, it was giving the media the freedom which it never had before. But unfortunately for the ousted dictator, the media turned against him, ultimately leading to his dismissal as Head of State.

Now it looks like the ‘democratic’ government, which talks about freedom of speech, is considering restrictions on the electronic/print media. If the restrictions are put in place, the media won’t be allowed to criticize the government, security forces and other worthless politicians of the country.

More details in the video below:

While I agree that showing graphic images on live tv should be banned, but stopping the media from criticizing the government ? Ahm Ahm! I think its too late to do that, the media has a huge influence over the 160 million people of Pakistan today. Imposing restrictions on the media will only help our politicians to cover their sins, nothing else.

I would like to conclude my post with the famous quote by Benazir “Democracy is the best revenge”. Indeed, Benazir, indeed it is.

Hat tip: TheCurrentAffairs

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