Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Weddings

                                    Weddings
               by Abdur Raziq, Correspondent APP
               Kohat 12-1-2017
Winter was not that much harsh in Kohat during November and December thus series of weddings was witnessed here. Engineer Hamid Qaume’s daughter was wedded to son of Doctor Fazl ur Rehman her wedding lunch was in Peshawar so was unable to reach there. Than on a Sunday of December three wedding lunches were held here in Kohat, I was able to attend only one that was of the son of Naseem Anwar vice principal cadet college Kohat. A recently promoted Major General of Pakistan Army had also graced the occasion along with Engineer Malik Abid of CNW Kohat and many other prominent figures, lunch was arranged at serene open space of cadet college Kohat. At the same day wedding lunch of the son of Colonel Naeem Jan was arranged in Kohat Garrison Club and wedding lunch of the nephew of my APP colleague Islahudin was arranged here in Paracha Town Kohat which was attended by Faraz because I was unable to attend three wedding lunches at one time, it was humanly not possible.


Sidiq Paracha of Radio Pakistan according to him has been promoted to the job of vice principal of Pakistan Broadcasting Academy in Islamabad previously he was serving Radio Pakistan in Gilgit. On wedding lunch of his son Umer whom is also serving in Radio Pakistan Kohat retired Colonel Khalid Mehmood, Farid Qadir of small industrie KP, Shakirullah Khan General Manager NTC Islamabad, Abdur Rauf advocate of Kohat bar and Mudasir Munir Raja advocate of Rawalpindi Bar and many other prominent figures have attended. The wedding lunch of his son was held on ist day of the year 2016 in Paracha Town Kohat. His nephew Yousuf Zubair has been also wedded this month. Wedding lunch of the son of Umer Khayam was held in Mohallah Barkatullah of Kohat city and was widely attended by the people.
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sheheryar passes away

    Sheheryar passes away
by Abdur Raziq, correspondent APP
Kohat 15-1-2017
Sheheryar son of Usman resident of Chikar Kote Kohat had breathed his last in Saudi Arabia and from last twelve days his family members are trying to bring his dead body back to Pakistan for burial, he has left two daughters a son and a widow behind, his brother Ahmed had tried to bring his dead body back while reaching there to Saudi Arabia on Umra visa, but in one week he was unable to arrange the return of dead body of his brother and now is on way back to Pakistan.

His another brother Shahid is making efforts to bring his brother Sheheryar’s dead body back from Saudi Arabia, Shahid is a British national and is based in London, so far he is also unable to reach Saudi Arabia for this purpose.

Family members of the deceased Sheheryar are making efforts to bring his dead body back which is kept in hospital of Saudi Arabia from last 12 days, and are in need of help from Saudi authorities in this respect.



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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Fun is my middle name

                                Fun is my middle name
                          written by Abdur Raziq, Correspondent APP

'Nasir Khan Yousufzai from Gilgit sir, I have got admission here in International Relations department of Qauid i Azam university, being one year senior from me sir please guide me,' these were his words while meeting me for the first time in campus of QAU. He was having bright smiling face with large but nicely trimmed and well managed mostache, after hand shake I asked him, 'have you got your room in hostel if not contact the warden. He replied, 'Sir I am from Gilgit but do have two residences here in Islamabad, will prefer to stay in hostel though'. 'I like well mannered people am happy to have you as my junior will extend any help you need,' I extended assurance to him. After saying thank you to me he went back towards his class fellows.

After sometime I came across him in hostel and he had told me about his newly allotted room there and invited me to see his room, when we reached near to the door of his room I found an interesting sticker there written on it was 'Fun is my middle name' within few months we became fast friends he had a biscuit color car and he was a real friend of friends, jolly, intelligent and fun loving, he had opted for civil services exam after doing masters in International Relations and M Phil in US Study (History-IR) was selected and became federal officer in information ministry.

Since long I was not in touch with him, years ago in Islamabad one of our common friend from Gilgit had told me Nasir Khan is no more in this world now obviously no journalist believe in any such news without making effort to know the truth about it, in Pakistan it is so common that people spread rumors about deaths of rich and lively people often till yesterday I was not sure about his death after confirmation I am writing these lines about him to inform all friends in our international group spread over many countries. He was the one whom had taught us how to help our country fellows in crisis like situations, in this blog story regarding Ojhri camp blasts and our group efforts to help people amid flying missiles and rockets has been already written by me.

He was loved by all, he was very kind to his mom and his only sister, was man of great caliber, once he has told me, Raziq Khan in age I am senior than you, you are academically senior than me, I had spent lot of time in my mining venture in high mountains of Gilgit, after importing mining machines me and my men had started digging for diamonds there. He had laughingly added finally from all that mining activity had got some precious stones and venture was ended on no profit no loss bases.

We all will miss you Nasir Khan forever you were a rare jewel in the crown of Gilgit, friend of friends, smart brave and courageous. May your soul rest in peace!

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Federation

                                          Federation

                         
                 written by Abdur Raziq, Correspondent APP

Classic example of federation is United States of America if we peep into history of political thought. Obviously concept of federation is quite abhorrent to the minds of people in developing countries most of these were colonies of Great Britain which has unitary set up.

Presidential form of government suits a federation while in unitary set up parliamentary form of government works well. In US federation founding fathers have tried to create a system in which people can be saved from tyranny and oppression, thus system of checks and balance was incorporated so intelligently that even majority can not become oppressive or tyrannical. In parliamentary form of government no such checks do exist.

Executive head in USA is President of USA and constitutionality of his executive orders can be challenged and checked in US Supreme Court, Congressional legislation can be also reviewed by the same court. Impeachment process of judges also exist in the system, in brief no organ of government can be tyrant or oppressive.

Parliamentary system with absolute majority rule is working well in Great Britain where the moral standards are so high and media plays a very positive role. In developing countries like Pakistan and India where concept of federation has been infused with parliamentary form of government to give it a new look though both are copied concepts, people of these countries are facing both tyranny and oppression as well.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Haunted House

                                                   Haunted House
                              written by Abdur Raziq, Correspondent APP

Subcontinent after going through two major wars and numerous limited wars between Pakistan and India is giving a look of haunted house in which ghosts of Fascism, Nazism, Communism and witches of Nationalism and Extremism are ruling the minds of one billion and eighteen hundred million people dwelling here because of by chance phenomena of birth.

Ghosts of Fascism, Communism and Nazism and witches of nationalism and extremism have portrayed themselves as champions of democracy and have gained the confidence of people by exploiting their ignorance regarding true democracy.

Recently when Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had opted for within the party elections and had successfully implemented his decision too to infuse real and true democratic spirit within his own party ranks the traditional ghosts and witches having dictatorial leanings but portraying themselves as democrats are at a high alert now and finding ways and means to remain credible and influential  as sodo democrats.

War was always a good option for ghosts and witches of dictatorships of all sorts in whole subcontinent, Never ever any political hereditary mafia has opted to go democratic from within by initiating within the party elections but with the help of their stooges in media have always succeeded to catch the vote of unaware public in the name of democracy of their own brand which is always worst than even military dictatorship. To prolong their dictatorial rule ghosts and witches of dictatorial orientation have always opted for war.

Democracy flourishes when a country has large and literate middle class, through wars the people of subcontinent were impoverished to guarantee dictatorial rule here. Once again clouds of war have taken over the sky in subcontinent, people deprived of their civil, political and economic rights are mislead towards war in the name of freedom which in absence of aforementioned rights is a myth.

Lovely peace activists in subcontinent are very much sure of their ability to avert war this time and I also believe that they can, in fact I am supporting them by spreading true democratic ideas through my written and spoken words as journalist with a hope that awareness will spread swiftly and ghosts and witches of dictatorial orientation will loose grounds soon, which is utmost necessary for having lasting peace in subcontinent.

Educated few in Pakistan along with top brass of Armed Forces and Bureaucracy are well aware of the negative outfall caused on our national life by these witches and ghosts often resistance come from these institutions and struggle to uphold constitution in its letter and spirit also gets strength often when realization spreads that exploitative use of religion and nationalism both are weakening the bases of very existence of our state here in Pakistan, in India such thinking also prevails and gradually number of voices against it are at increase there as well.

Obsolete thinking and ideas present in the heads of people makes them appear as ghosts and witches as well, their deeds also portray them as such. Whenever I hear an extremist leader whether Indian or Pakistani and one is in power too in India I feel like trapped in haunted subcontinent when educated beings from both countries start complaining about such creatures as journalist I start recollecting my energy to respond in a way that ghost and witch making all others suffer shall be sent back to the bottle from which it was unleashed without putting myself or my fellow beings in difficult situation.

I think that by broadening the mental horizons of our fellow beings in subcontinent we can send the ghosts and witches back into their bottles, for that we need more educated people in media and in politics as well, of course mostly brave hearts because it is not easy to challenge a ruling fascist ghost having support of extremists as well which is a current scenario in India.







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Friday, November 18, 2016

Electoral College

                                           Electoral College
                               by Abdur Raziq, Correspondent APP

Wisdom behind electoral college is guaranteed recognition of the will of voters of all the states whether large or small, popular vote will always make a candidate win from large populous states in USA which will be a violation of the true spirit of federalism.

 Though number of electors is also based upon size of population of each state yet it gives a real popular base to a presidential candidate through electoral college votes because principal of equal representation regarding membership of US senate has been also incorporated in it.

Besides existence of electoral college guarantees that winning candidate is really acceptable to the people of all the states whether large or small in size and is having unbiased mind. End of electoral college will pave the way for victory of those candidates whom are acceptable only to large and most populous states of USA.

Outcome of recent presidential elections in USA have encouraged a female candidate madam Hillary Clinton. She has bagged popular vote of majority of the voters which indicates decreased bias against women candidates.

Electoral victory of Mr. Donald J, Trump through electoral college reflects his unbiased mind and his popularity in all the states of USA thus unity of federation has been strengthened as usual. Uproar on streets against him has no logic in presence of system of checks and balances in US political system. 

End of electoral college can also pave the way for disinterest of political parties in small states during presidential elections because they will concentrate only on few large states to bag majority vote for their candidate, thus wisdom of founding fathers in maintaining true spirit of federalism through electoral college will be ignored. And that scenario will cause dents in US federation.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Planes

                                                       Planes
                           by Abdur Raziq, Correspondent APP

One never feel like giving explanations to planes (word plane is used for heroine addicts in Kohat district of KP Pakistan) that is why I plainly refused to give him any money or explanation when he begged for it. I usually don’t come across these addicted planes, yesterday I was looking for a Bull Tare puppy which a friend of mine had demanded from me after sending his better half and children to Saudi Arabia.

Besides I was also looking out for a second driver responsible for transportation duty of my school going children to pay his monthly transportation charges, had succeeded to pay first one in the morning.

After having hair cut from barber shop had decided to sit along with a disciple of Nabab Jawed Khan uncle in open space of a marble factory and their the plane arrived, he was wearing dirty clothes, normally these addicted planes smoke smack under the bridges of big drains and in graveyards situated in suburban areas of Kohat thus make their clothes dirty. When he left with a broken heart at my refusal regarding his money demand I asked two sources gathered around me there of course one among the sources was puppy seller.

First source has plainly refused to point out the den from which all the addicted planes used to buy their fuel commonly known as white powder and brown powder. My own hunch is the den is somewhere on Kohat Pindi road because most of the addicted planes fly high on this road during the evening and sometimes in the morning as well.

A source in response to my questions has said ok your article might help them in getting rid of addiction but each addict will start emitting blood in his urine afterwards the moment he will stop smoking heroine so let them smoke as much as they can.

Psychologist Shafiq Dar says in his thesis that self concept of an individual when becomes distorted he starts smoking heroine as an attempt to make gradual suicide. Thus to decrease the number of addicts in our society we shall learn to treat our fellow individuals well so they remain thinking high about their selves.

I don’t know whether my written words will be of any help to anyone in this respect but honestly feel that these human addicted planes deserve some attention from society and from law enforcing agencies as well because their number is alarmingly increased in Kohat.


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Monday, November 14, 2016

Fascism talk delivered by Abdur Raziq Contact # 00923339607378


Politics in free world lead by USA is source of comfort for the people and in developing countries where mislead people are still surviving under absolute or semi fascist set ups being unaware of democratic values are suffering as well.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

'Civil and Economic rights' talk delivered by Abdur Raziq


Orientation regarding politics, its various dimensions in context of politics of subcontinent is an interesting subject. It is important for the people of subcontinent to have understanding regarding democracy and its related behavior to get rid of prevailing absurdity.