Democracy vs Extremism

According to official media sources President Bush in his telephone call to president Parvez Musharaf on Friday has assured him of his support regarding continuity of his tenure as president of Pakistan. In a statement published in national daily president Musharaf has said that rumors against him are spread from Lahore capital of Punjab. General Secretary of Save the Judiciary Committee Lahore Mian Jamil Akhtar has filed constitutional petition in Supreme Court of Pakistan against president Parvez Musharaf stay in Army House Rawalpindi which is actually specified for residence of Chief of the Army Staff.
A political source has said that Pakistan Army in service Generals are discouraging such politicians whom provoke them to impose martial law, the source says Pakistan Army in service Generals are sons of the state and are only willing to do their routine jobs. Generally to derail the democracy crisis like situations are created in Pakistan by vested interest, to rob the people of Pakistan from their fundamental rights and forced them into slave labor.
Once the people of Pakistan have got their fundamental rights restored they will shun all ideologies which put curbs on their freedoms, USA or any other country will not bother to send their troops to fight against extremist forces, people of Pakistan by themselves once became used to in living within truly democratic setup will fight against extremists to preserve their fundamental rights, but in a democratic system in which people of Pakistan are deprived of their fundamental rights extremists can make some substantial gains, though still extremists forces have very little popular base in Pakistan but in case of restoration of full fledge democracy extremists will be utterly defeated.
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Price Hike



Sale prices of high quality brands of Ghee (edible oil) and a high quality brand of cigarettes are beyond control of price control departments and authorities in Kohat district, shopkeepers on Kohat Pindi road near WAPDA Grid Station and inside Paracha Town are selling only low brands of Ghee, a shopkeeper Sajjad says that lever brothers vehicles are not coming to Kohat any more to sell their high quality brand of Ghee to shopkeepers, another shopkeeper Imtiaz says that cigarettes and Ghee of high quality is stored by whole sale dealers and waiting for passage of national budget, in case of rise in prices of these items in forth coming budget whole sale dealers will make millions on these items, Imtiaz shopkeeper is selling 24/-rs packet of a specific brand of cigarette in 30/rs in a broad day light in presence of eyewitnesses, he says whole sale dealers are responsible for price hike.
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Note. In above picture people are waiting for Ghee and Flour to buy from government utility store located on Kohat Pindi road.

Musharf refutes the rumor about his resignation

Certain big questions regarding legitimate rule having credible status at international level in Pakistan are being raised by academicians from time to time, Pakistan’s geo strategic importance is of prime importance for USA and its Western allies that is why dictatorships in Pakistan were not only tolerated but financial and military aid was also provided to them. American taxpayers have a very little idea about consumption of US aid in Pakistan, which most often misused to strengthen dictatorship in Pakistan.
According to official media sources and national Urdu dailies President Musharaf has refuted the reality of a news item aired on private TV channels regarding his resignation and his possible departure from Army House Rawalpindi to a residence vacated by Brigadier Niaz in London.
Meanwhile democratically elected prime minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani in an interview with Wall Street Journal has asked for more financial and military aid from USA to Pakistan.
In case Pakistan has become truly a democratic state, total victory in war against terrorism will be the outcome of it. Forces of terror lead by ignorant leaders were unable to for see the possible outcome of establishment of sanctuaries on Pakistani soil to support international causes, to liberate Palestine or Kashmir through armed struggle and to disintegrate USA like Soviet Union by waging Jihad in its traditional sense in this modern age of technological advancement is tantamount to commit suicide as a nation. Very few people support and agree with Jihadi elements in Pakistan, due to wide spread unemployment, price hike and weak civil law enforcing institutions coupled with government policies paving the way for establishment of Mafia rule in Pakistan, Pakistan is virtually plunged into stone age.
Newly elected government if supported by US and its Western allies, soon will be able to achieve victory over forces of terror by eliminating root causes of terror, much depends on the skill and ability of men employed in our state institutions.
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Mr. Rehmat Ali Khan has become Manager/VP of National Bank in Kohat



Mr. Rehmat Ali Khan Vice President/Manager has taken charge of main branch National Bank Kohat, a local daily in Kohat has published a news item that with his arrival problems of pensioners concerning payments of pensions through the bank are over now. Mr. Rehmat Ali has told this scribe that he has taken initiatives to construct necessary requirements in the building of the bank and is striving to improve the service conditions of the branch of National Bank in Kohat. He says that he belongs to Karak district of NWFP.
Main Branch of National Bank Kohat is filled with angry and highly jealous people; from pensioners to other account holders’ common complaint is insulting behavior of bank staff. Delays in payments to account holders are since long witnessed in this bank. Mr. Rehmat Ali Khan if succeeds in molding the behavior of his staff it will be his great achievement.
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Eight Militants are killed in Bajore tribal area of Pakistan

‘Eight militants are killed and two others are injured in Salarzai area of Bajore tribal area, militants were heading towards Baruki from Bajore in vehicle in Malkana area due to powerful explosion in their vehicle fire was spread in it, eight militants including their commander Qari Saqib present in vehicle were killed on Wesnesday, two injured militants are admitted in a private clinic of Inayat Kalay Bazaar, militants have sealed the Bazaar area,’ it was unveiled by news agency NNI.
According to news report published in a local daily, American Spy planes are making air space violations in Bajore Agency but US Predator planes did not hit the vehicle of militants.
In another incident on Wednesday four persons are burnt alive in their car in Mardan district of NWFP when accused criminals have opened fire on their car with fire arms. According to a news report published in a local Urdu daily, In Toro area of Mardan Mr. Mansoor Zaman along with his driver Jamshed, guard Imtiaz and friend Taj in his car was heading towards his home from Nowshehra, near Naway Kalay their car was ambushed by accused killers, a bullet had hit the CNG cylinder of his car which had caused fire in the car, locals of the area had extracted their burnt dead bodies from car after one hour struggle, brother of deceased Mansoor Zaman Mr. Jehanzeb has registered a case against his own relatives with whom they were having hostility in the past.
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DPO Kohat is transfered to Peshawar


Two persons are killed in two different incidents of firing in Kohat district of NWFP Pakistan on Wednesday. According to police sources in Khwaja Abad area of Kohat accused Bilal Khan had killed Murad Khan son of Salad Khan by opening fire at him with firearms and have managed to escape. In another incident within limits of police station Jungle Khel due to old enmity accused Zain ul Abidin and Shahid sons of Muhammad Sardar residents of Charbagh have opened fire with firearms on an Afghan refugee Niaz son of Afsar Khan, and killed him, both the accused killers have managed to escape, cases against the accused killers are registered in Sadar and Jungle Khel police stations of Kohat.
According to a notification issued by Central Police Office DPO Kohat Dr. Waqar ud Din Syed is transferred to Special Branch Peshawar, and in his place Senior Superintendent Police of Special Branch is posted in Kohat as District Police Officer Kohat.
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10th Anniversary of Pakistan's Nuclear Tests

In 1998 Pakistan had become a declared nuclear power, today 10th birthday of nuclear tests is being celebrated in Pakistan, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman is heard as saying on government owned media that Pakistan is against nuclear arms race in South Asia, which is a good omen for teeming millions of India and Pakistan, in fact two major wars in 1965 and 1971 between India and Pakistan have destroyed economies of both the countries and their citizens are compelled to live under subhuman conditions.
India became declared nuclear power in 1970’s by conducting nuclear tests in 1998 Pakistan too had become declared nuclear power balance of terror between both the rival countries of the past became equal, nuclear deterrent had compelled their leadership to move towards meaningful peace process to avoid mutually assured destruction in case of hot pursuit between both countries.
India and Pakistan both are now making big achievements in development sector, if Kashmir dispute is amicably resolved governments of both the countries will be in a position to divert their resources towards development schemes in their respective countries.
I am a pacifist and believe in preservation of natural environment, nuclear proliferation in any part of the world affects the environment negatively, but being a realist certain necessary evils like nuclear deterrence which has become guarantee for peace in South Asia and production of electricity through nuclear power plants to meet the energy needs for the sake of development are tolerable to me at least, many pacifist do not tolerate existence of nuclear technology in any case.
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Hotel owner is recovered alive from kidnappers by Kohat police





Kohat police has recovered a hotel owner from custody of kidnappers on Tuesday, four kidnappers are arrested and heavy weapons and five rocket shells are discovered from their custody. Owner of hotel and cousin of Finance Secretary of Awami National Party Kohat Haji Salamat Orakzai, Haji Ayub Khan was kidnapped for ransom ob 18th of April 2008 in Shaheeda Banda Area, and was shifted to unknown place by kidnappers, thirty five hundred thousand rupees were demanded by kidnappers from his family for his release. Deputy Inspector General Kohat region Mr. Qudratullah Marwat on a tip off had ordered his subordinates to raid a house in Khwaja Abad area of Dara Wal Banda to recover kidnapped Haji Ayube, according to press release issued by PRO Kohat police, Kohat police commandoes lead by SHO Ibrahim, Riaz, and Gul Jamal have raided the house and have managed to recover kidnapped Haji Ayube alive, four kidnappers present in the house were also arrested, five rocket shells and heavy weapons are recovered from custody of kidnappers.
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Five persons are killed in a clash between rival groups of militants

‘Five persons are killed in an armed clash between two rival groups and thirteen others are injured in Utman Khel area of Orakzai Agency on Tuesday, rival groups of Khyber agency Laskar Islam and Ansar ul Islam have spread their conflict till Orakzai Agency in today clashes five men of both the groups are killed,' Official media sources have said.
‘Situation in Orakzai Agency is dangerous, clashes between two rival groups are occurred there today,’ Waheed Khan owner of private Bus Stand and a Carvan Saray has said.
He has further said that since last few days small number of public transport vehicles from Orakzai Agency are coming down towards Kohat but today the traffic from Orakzai Agency was at increase.
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Crisis of Legitimacy

Professor Louis D Hayes of Montana USA while working as Full Bright Professor in Area Study Center of Quiad I Azam University Islamabad came up with a book titled as Crisis of Legitimacy in Pakistan, he had written this book in late 1980’s, being a student of US Studies I was impressed by extremely high intellectual caliber of Professor Hayes, in class room his style was quite ideal, while getting lectures from him on Intellectual History of USA I was never in need of any further explanation about any topic taught by him.
While working as journalist, editorial writer and column writer I had always strived to enlighten my readers in and outside Pakistan to disseminate the information I have gained from my able and honorable professor Louis D Hayes. During last year when president Musharaf had got himself elected from elected Assemblies at the end of their five years tenure certain political leaders had questioned again the legitimacy of his rule, then recently when cabinet ministers of PML (N) have resigned from their offices again legitimacy of existing Pakistan Peoples Party lead coalition government was doubted by many.
Announcement of support for PPPP lead coalition PML (N) leader Mian Nawaz Sharif had eliminated the doubts regarding legitimacy of its rule, but president Musharaf is still in a questionable position regarding legitimacy of his existing tenure, at the time of his reelection from National Assembly and Four Provincial Assemblies at the end of their five years tenure, president was probably unaware of the risk that in case of ouster of PML (Q) from national assembly as majority party in February 2008 general elections he will become vulnerable to initiation of impeachment proceedings.
Our retired Commando General as president of Pakistan is in difficult situation, an editor of local weekly is questioning his resident status in Army House Rawal Pindi where he used to reside as Chief of the Army Staff prior to his retirement, and as president of Pakistan presidency in Islamabad was also with him for residential purposes, he is retired as Chief Of Army Staff but is still living in Army House too, which is always occupied by existing Chief of Army Staff.
Though spokesman of presidency has refuted the news appeared in national dailies and on private TV channel screens regarding offer of Co Chairman PPPP Mr. Asif Ali Zardari to president regarding safe passage in case of his resignation, but from the statement of Prime Minister Gailani that he does not want to start confrontation with the president, one can safely deduce that both can question legitimacy of each other, in case prime minister is compelled to prove his majority in national assembly by any move initiated by pro president PML(Q) he will be in a difficult situation.
In case of outright confrontation between president and prime minister, importance of first strike is of vital importance, move of vote of no confidence against prime minister if initiated by PML (Q) upon a signal from president will not only result in delay of impeachment proceedings against president, but due to fragile nature of ruling coalition its existence will be endangered, in case as first strike impeachment proceedings against president if initiated by ruling PPPP lead coalition ouster of president from his office will be quite certain. Deterrent affects of possible move of no confidence and impeachment proceedings can keep both the Gentlemen in their offices until the end of their tenure but the crisis of legitimacy will still prevail on Pakistan’s political scenario.
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Current Political Scenario in Pakistan

According to official media sources President of Pakistan has summoned budget session of National Assembly on 2nd of June 2008 our National Assembly will be in session again, according to newspaper reports Co Chair Person of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian Mr. Asif Ali Zardari his proposed 62 points constitutional package will be approved in National Assembly during its budget session.
Meanwhile spokesman of presidency has refuted the rumor regarding removal of Chief of the Army Staff General Ishfaq Parvez Kyani, and has said that president is quite optimistic that General Ishfaq Parvez Kyani will complete his three years tenure as Chief of Army Staff.
Visiting US senators have also held a meeting today with president Parvez Musharaf; they had met the Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani last week. US senators visit at the critical juncture of Pakistan’s political history is of a paramount importance, it was a headline of a national Urdu daily that Mr. Asif Ali Zardari says president Parvez Musharaf shall resign otherwise impeachment proceedings against him will be initiated in parliament
Pakistan being a most allied ally of USA and being a Common Wealth country receives plenty of US and British high ups every year, common belief in Pakistan is that both these countries play vital role in determining political fortunes of political elites of Pakistan, in fact Pakistan is a nuclear power but due to low literacy ratio and weak political institutions and due to existence of Hitler’s model of education system in which cadet colleges are having prime importance and social scientists and sciences are neglected sector in academic institutions of the country, the level of political stability which is required for a nuclear power has become difficult to attain at this stage within a democratic setup.
Press freedom, along with democratically elected government becomes quite a noisy affair in a developing country like Pakistan, not only public but leaders too can get confused with conflicting statements of those political leaders whom are groomed for working in dictatorship to defend the interest of few groups bent upon exploiting the ignorance of masses but are now compelled to work in democratic environment in presence of free press.
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FCR and other Unconstitutional Laws

Frtontier Crime Regulations under which tribal areas are administered including many other laws applied on residents of settled area of Pakistan are not compatible with fundamental rights clauses of UN Charter and Pakistan’s constitution. Cruel Punishments are forbidden explicitly in a clause of Pakistan’s constitution supreme court of Pakistan shall take notice of this situation by initiating suo moto action to bar certain laws and powers of executive and government departments, a research cell in Supreme Court to sort out such anomalies is required, people of Pakistan due to low literacy ratio are not well informed and can not fight legal battles in courts to attain their freedoms.
Interestingly during Zia regime police was empowered to arrest any men and women moving together without any proof of marriage, so to avoid arrest many husbands and wives used to keep marriage contract document popularly known as Nikah Nama in their luggage containers before moving together from one place to another. Illegal searches were quite common even prior to nine eleven, after nine eleven now a customer cannot even enter in Bank without body search done by policemen standing on the gate.
Pakistan where misuse of power by government officials is a well known fact, post nine eleven precautionary measures have become tool in the hands of government functionaries to humiliate the citizens. I have stopped doing shopping from a general store located within Kohat Garrison due to detailed nature of body search, which is done by guards at entry gate of the store, same is the case with National Bank of Pakistan, where each customers is searched in a manner prejudicial to civilized norms of behavior.
When ever government is at logger heads with media men, journalists are treated like suicide bombers, body searches, police presence at the spot where a journalist is doing shopping or trying to drink a glass of juice become order of the day.
A prominent political figure of Kohat has become so used to of body searches that whenever he reaches near a gate where policeman are posted he voluntarily moves his hands up in the air in surrender position and invites policemen to do his body search.
The terrorists skillfully manage to conduct their unethical, inhuman, illegal and immoral activities in Pakistan despite of all these precautionary measures ratio of their success is about 99%, only few of them were arrested prior to completion of their nefarious designs.
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62 Points Costitutional Amendment Package

62 points constitutional amendment package is announced by Co Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian Mr. Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday in Islamabad, if the package is approved by two third majority in the parliament will result in end of president’s power regarding dissolution of National Assembly and appointments of Governors of four provinces and Cheifs of Armed Forces of Pakistan, name of NWFP province will be changed to Pukhtoon Khwa besides minorities will get one seat in senate from each province. Mr.Zardari has said that President and PML (N) leadership along with other coalition partners will be consulted prior to initiation of proposed amendment in National Assembly.
‘Criticism of Armed forces and judiciary will not disqualify a candidate for contesting elections, and powers of president to appoint Governors and Chiefs of Armed Forces will shift to the prime minister, and judges validation of abrogation of constitution will be tantamount to high treason, 62 points constitutional amendment package will lead Pakistan towards full fledge parliamentary democracy and will determine the supremacy of parliament,’ Law Minister Mr. Farooq H. Naik has said.
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Poor road conditions in Kohat district of NWFP Pakistan

Road construction companies in Kohat district have constructed road like woman eye shade which evaporates with water, one can enjoy jerks of horse riding while riding in a luxury car on Kohat Pindi road and Kohat Bannu road, newly built Kohat Pindi road is disappeared from many places after rainfall, holes and mounds on road surface can be seen easily with naked eye one does not need microscope for this purpose.
A banker today came up with a request regarding report on shabby Kohat Bannu road which contains good amount of broken patches on it from Bannu Gate police post till canal bridge, residents of Kohat including journalists have become so familiar with this bumpy road that nobody bothers to complain or write about it.
My cousin a famous doctor in London when ever come to his home town Kohat informs us about devastating effects of road jerks on kidneys, twice I came up with an editorial in a local newspaper on roads issue. Some improvements are made in rest of Pakistan but Kohat Pindi road and Kohat Bannu road are still giving quite a shabby look.
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Long March of Lawyers

After federal cabinet meeting on Wednesday in Islamabad during press briefing Information Minister Ms Sheri Rehman has said that 10th June Long March of Lawyers is their exercise of democratic freedoms and government will not create any hurdle in their way. According to news reports published in various dailies of Pakistan, Long March of Lawyers will begin from Multan district of Punjab, which is hometown of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani. Multan is also famous for its extreme hot weather in summers, protesting lawyers will run the risk of heat stroke during long march in Multan, protective measures like lawyers procession in air-conditioned cars and vans is advisable within Multan to escape excessive heat.
President Pakistan Bar Council Mr. Aitizaz Ahsan has reversed his decision to contest bye-elections, soon after meeting of President George W Bush with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani in Sharm ul Sheikh Egypt. When Mr. Aitizaz Ahsan had announced his decision to contest for a national assembly seat in June bye elections, it was big change in his previous stance, I still remember when my younger brother Abdur Rauf advocate ex president of Kohat Bar Council was contesting election on Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian ticket from NA 14 Kohat, a local leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N) came to me in the evening and had warned me that Mr. Aitizaz being president of Pakistan Bar Council will end the membership of Bar Council of your advocate brother if he contested the election. I replied to him that in that case a new Pakistan Bar Council will be created immediately to restore membership of my brother and all other lawyers contesting elections while exercising their constitutional freedoms. Mr. Aitizaz had never canceled the membership of any lawyer whom had contested elections and is still struggling for restoration of deposed judges but through a Maoist fashion long march.
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49 Elders of Shia and Sunni Sects are arrested in Peshawar



‘49 members of belligerent groups in Kurram Agency are arrested in Peshawar capital of NWFP after failure of negotiation process, members of council of elders including elders of belligerent Shia and Sunni sects of Kurram agency were staying at government expense in Peshawar to reach a negotiated settlement of disputes but when both belligerent groups elders have failed to present written and signed complaints before administration, all the 49 elders of both Shia and Sunni sects are arrested and shifted to Central Jail Peshawar, rest of the members of Council Of Elders formed for promotion of peace in Kurram Agency are gone back to their respective areas,’ Mr. Umer Afridi Regional Coordinator Kohat has said during press briefing in his office on Monday evening.

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Political Upheaval Amid Growing Incidents of Violence

‘Four persons are killed in Khyber Agency of tribal area, including son and two relatives of Senator Abdul Malik in a firing incident on Wesnesday Morning,’ official media sources have said.
According to a news report published in national Urdu daily Express five rockets are fired at Peshawar last night, the whole city was rocked with explosions, rockets were made in Russia from the splinters it was assessed by the experts.
On the way back from Sharm ul Sheikh Egypt in his special plane Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani while talking to the newsmen has said that intelligence agencies shall cooperate with security forces to eradicate terrorism from society, he has further added that constitutional package to restore the deposed judges of supreme court will probably be approved by parliament prior to its budget session.
Meanwhile Pakistan Peoples Party sources have told this scribe that Co Chairman of PPPP Mr. Asif Ali Zardari has asked President Parvez Musharaf to resign prior to restoration of Supreme Court judges, because he will not be able to maintain working relationship with deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary if he is restored back, Mr. Zardari has offered him safe passage in forth coming constitutional package in case of his resignation from office no judicial proceedings will be initiated against him.
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Bomb attack on Kurram Militia Truck near Kohat Fort (updated version)

Nine persons including five FC men are injured in bomb explosion near Kohat Fort on Tuesday morning, according to Rescue 15 police officer on duty near Kurram Militia FC men were heading towards Parachinar in a vehicle when the vehicle was hit by bomb near Kohat fort, six FC men Abdul Wahid Khatak, Mustaq Hussain, Musharaf Nawaz, Muhammad Rahim, Ijaz Khan and three pedestrians an Afghan refugee Taus Khan son Rasool Khan resident of Hangu, an Afghan refugee Khan wali son of Gul Sakin resident of Anbar Banda Kohat, Amanullah son of Sahib Jan, resident of OTS road Kohat, Speen Gul son of Juma Khan resident of Bezoot Teerah area of Orakzai Agency, Aurang Badshah son of Khyal Badshah resident of Khwami Banda Kohat are injured in this incident. One civilian critically injured person Speen Gul resident of Bezoot Teerah area of Orakzai Agency is arrested by security agencies as suspect involved in bomb attack on FC vehicle.


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Current Political Scenario in Pakistan

Our genius leaders and bureaucrats have failed to provide basic amenities to the citizens of this country of pure popularly known as Pakistan since last 50 years or so, they are just busy in discussing non-issues, Pakistan is so rich in resources that within few months can start exporting electricity in case the water and nuclear resources of the country are skillfully used to generate electricity, our cities and villages if our oil wealth is being utilized in apt manner can be raised to the standard of USA and other developed countries of the world, our US and western friends have helped us to extract oil at large scale from various oil fields in Pakistan, huge scale oil extraction is underway in Pakistan, still oil and gas prices are at increase, in India recently oil prices are lowered twice within few months, where this oil wealth of Pakistan is consumed who is getting benefit of it is still a mystery in Pakistan.
Due to lack of transparent accountability system, ignorance of masses is over exploited by people in power in the past, PPPP lead coalition government if takes up the challenge to improve the lot of the people of Pakistan due to its educated and enlightened leadership can succeed in doing so, but interestingly its coalition partner PML (N) leadership have resigned from cabinet ministries to stress for restoration of deposed supreme court judges, probably to win forth coming bye elections in June PML(N) leadership is playing resignation card, though prime minister has not accepted the resignations yet, but crisis like situation does exist due to resignations of cabinet ministers.
Interestingly nomination papers of Mian Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif are not rejected this time by Pakistan Election Commission Authorities, their victory in bye elections now depends upon political consciousness of the people in Lahore and potential of their opposing candidates, sleepless voters victim of twelve hours load shedding deprived of basic amenities will vote for a leader who is just concerned with restoration of deposed judges, if the voters did that it will be a miracle.
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13 persons are killed in suicide bomb explosion

13 persons are killed and 25 others are injured in suicide bomb explosion near bakery in Mardan district of NWFP Pakistan. According to news paper reports and official sources on Sunday evening at 7:pm near a bakery in Cantonment near Punjab Regiment area of Mardan in a suicide bomb explosion 13 persons including five security forces men are killed, 25 injured persons are shifted to hospitals in Mardan and Peshawar hospitals.
According to official media sources four persons are killed in a suicide bomb attack in Bazaar of Musa Qila area of Hilmand province of Afghanistan.
Spokesman of Pakistan Armed forces has said that in Waziristan Pakistan Army is not pulling out its troops but have changed their positions, in operation against militants in Waziristan after shifting two hundred thousand civilian population to camps militants are eliminated in three areas of Waziristan by Pakistan Army troops, explosives and suicide bomb jackets recovered from the hideouts of militants are also displayed before journalists in Waziristan.
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Basic Amenities

In KDA posh area of Kohat water supply system is failed to supply water to residents of the area, rich are buying water and poor are collecting water from far away tube wells by themselves. KDA authorities are of the view that due to low voltage of electricity authorities are unable to supply water to the residents of KDA.
Mian Nisar Gul minister for prisons in NWFP in a radio interview has said that donor’s conference will be called soon to improve the conditions in prisons of NWFP. Meanwhile NWFP government has lifted ban on jobs in the province, the ban will remain imposed in seven districts of NWFP where bye-elections will be held in June.
Challenges before NWFP government are enormous in nature, due to unrest in tribal area settled areas of NWFP are also adversely affected during past few years, from water shortages to suicide bomb explosions wide range of issues are needed to be addressed by the present coalition government of ANP and PPPP in this province.
ANP leader Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan in his lifetime had struggled for freedom through nonviolent methods along with Mahatma Gandhi against British rule, his son Khan Abdul Wali Khan had also struggled for legitimate rights of the people of NWFP and his struggle was also based on tolerance and nonviolence. Now in independent Pakistan Khan Isfandyar Wali Khan after winning elections is in a position to provide basic amenities to the citizens of NWFP, moderate and enlightened leadership of ANP has already announced steps regarding welfare of the people of this province, fair implementation of ANP agenda will win back the public trust again in next general elections too.
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Causes behind anti US Sentiments in Pakistan

According to Her Excellency Madam Any Peterson US ambassador to Pakistan anti US sentiments in Pakistan are at increase despite of enormous financial aid rendered by US to Pakistan. Her observation is very sharp, causes behind anti US Sentiments are manifold in nature, people of Pakistan are in habit of living in anarchy, due process of law and rule of law are alien concepts for them. In each province of Pakistan and in its tribal areas feudal maintain their own private armies equipped with sophisticated weapons, at government level discrimination, nepotism and favoritism are prevailing practices, almost majority of Pakistanis are above the law, most recently our Oxford graduate leader Muhtarima Benazir Bhutto is martyred her only crime was she wanted to promote rule of law in this country.
Since 1990 I by myself after doing M.phil in US Study (International Relation-History) is surviving by keeping low profile, four years back I had left delivering lectures on US Constitution in a law college in Kohat when had met resistance from local pro Taliban students. Now in Pakistan after advent of Taliban movement in government departments on key posts only people with feudal backing and with little education are posted, people with higher qualifications are either pushed out from Pakistan by pro Taliban religious political parties or they are just confined within their own homes including myself.
Billions of dollars of US Aid is consumed in areas best known to President Parvez Musharaf, in our colleges subject of US Studies or International Relations is still not included in the subjects list and no lecturers are hired in these specific fields in our government colleges.
Taliban and pro Taliban elements are busy teaching their ideology from religious seminary to school, college and at university levels. Moral degradation is covered up in wrap of different brands of Islam by Pakistani pro Taliban religious leadership. Innocent Pakistani youth is misguided by ignorant leaders at every level anti US sentiments are promoted in society to escape enlightened moderation, and rule of law in Pakistan.
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Bomb attack on security forces vehicle

One Pakistan security forces person is killed and three others are injured in remote control bomb attack on security forces vehicle in Kohat district of NWFP Pakistan. On OTS road of Kohat security forces vehicle was hit on Friday at 9:15 pm with remote control bomb by unknown miscreants, security forces person Nusrat Hayat was martyred and Qurban Ali, Mehrullah and Najeebullah were injured, injured security forces men are admitted in Combined Military Hospital Kohat, police have cordoned off the area soon after this incident.
After end of the deadline given to Mullah Khel tribesmen regarding handing over of seven criminals involved in attack on security forces convoy in Dara Adam Khel tribal area heavy exchange of fire between security forces and militants is witnessed on Friday, no loss of life or property is done so far.
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18 persons including 15 policemen are killed in suicide bomb attack

‘18 persons including 15 Policemen are killed and 22 other persons are injured in suicide bomb attack on Thursday, the incident took place in Dilarm district of Farukh province of Afghanistan, suicide bomber was wearing woman veil, near police station Burqa clad suicide bomber had blew himself with explosives after getting near to a police van,’ sources have said.
‘Three dead bodies of unidentified persons are recovered in Pakistan’s tribal area of Orakzai Agency, the dead bodies are found on Simbagay mountain by local people, political administration of tribal area has buried the unidentified dead bodies after keeping them in open for identification in Babar Meela area of Orakzai Agency.
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A weekend in Nevada

In San Francisco while crossing the Golden Gate bridge to enter Nevada, I was accompanied by our host Faisal and my university fellow Mr. Jamil Raza, the road towards Nevada was so straight that Faisal had locked the steering wheel of his luxury car, and had laid back on his driving seat after playing the Punjabi song of Musarat Nazeer ‘Mera Long Gawacha’ (ornament which I wear on my nose is missing).
Getting intoxicated with her melodious voice, we were heading towards Nevada, I asked Faisal to stop his car near a Mexican restaurant located on roadside, we had taken our lunch their, and once again we were on our way towards Nevada, early in the evening we reached near Lake Tao of Nevada state, our host told us Nevada is famous for low marriage fees youth from all over USA come to Nevada for getting married.
Lake Tao area is good for spending weekend in its casinos one can see stage shows of famous singers and those interested in gambling can enjoy free drinks while gambling, drinks are usually served by fairy like beautiful young girls working in the casinos but one should not forget to give 50 cents as tip to those pretty girls each time when free drink to a gambler is served.
Our stay in Nevada was only for one night, after enjoying a music show and some slot machine play, I came out to have a stroll along the beach, my friends were still inside the casino, at 4:am in the morning we were again moving back towards San Francisco, after getting back to our hotel room we had received instructions from Mr. James Bodner of Visitors Program Service regarding our election campaign study program in Los Angles.
In Indian Food Gaylord’s restaurant of San Francisco we used to have our dinner, the moment we came out from the lift once, our female colleague had screamed with joy hi Suneel, a tall figure coming out from dining hall came towards us after shaking hands with all of us the stranger told me I am Sunil Dutt, our female colleague immediately added to my knowledge he is famous Indian Movie star, I never came across any of his films, in those days I used to see movies of Brooke Sheild and was also having some soft corner in my heart for songs of Madonna, any how Mr. Sunil Dutt was a very kind man he had invited four of us to Bombay, and had further told us that he is originally from Rawalpindi city of Pakistan but had migrated to India after partition of subcontinent in 1947.
San Francisco is home town of my friend Nancy Wallace, she was working in US visitor program service in Washington, she came to meet us along with her fiancé Tom, in her red sports car soon we all were heading towards local restaurant for dinner she had also invited Big Jim and Julia, we had spent a very lively evening together in that restaurant and afterwards came back to our hotel rooms. Due to cultural differences we Pakistanis were unable to enjoy the real taste of American party, but some how our American friends due to their high caliber were able to understand our minds, and were quite happy with us.
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Militants have kidnapped two more persons for ransom

Two persons are kidnapped for ransom in tribal area of Dara Adam Khel. Mr. Ayaz and Mr. Saeed residents of Chikarkote Kohat were coming from Peshawar to Kohat in their car, were stopped by militants last week in Dara Adam Khel, their car was damaged by militants, both are now in custody of militants, according to well informed sources militants have demanded two hundred thousand rupees from their families as ransom for their release. Mr. Ayaz is brother in Law of Engineer Khadim Rasool.
‘The so called Taliban militants of Dara Adam Khel tribal area are actually a gang of criminals fleecing public in the name of Islam,’ a victim kidnapped for ransom has unveiled this on condition of anonymity.
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Cat Guards



My love for cats is an open secret, but very few people are aware of the fact that my cats also love me and my children too, last year in spring season when my cat had selected my cupboard as maternity home for her delivery of kittens, my clothes were adversely affected with excretions of my she cat at the time of delivery of kittens in my cupboard, my wife had protested against her wrong selection of delivery place, but I ignored her protest and let the cat stay their along with her newly born kittens for more then one week, eventually the cat had decided to take away the kittens to my children’s bedroom where she had placed them under the bed.
During summer season due to extremely hot weather snakes come out from their hide outs in our area, once my younger brother had shot dead a snake with his pistol, when the snake had tried to take over our kitchen and had refused to move away, during last summer the kittens were growing up in bedroom of my children, early in the morning my children had started screaming, when I rushed towards their bed room three years old Rida had told me Papa snake is their in our bedroom, when I looked at it the snake was in a real bad shape, its head was in mouth of mother cat and she was chewing it, rest of the snake body was victim of kitten bites, the snake was still alive and was moving his body, within next few minutes I pulled out the snake with spade from the bedroom of my children and after making it sure that the snake is dead buried its dead body in field outside my residence.
Now a grown up kitten turned into a cat, acts as a guard of my four years old son Moaz, and also play with him during midnight, twice I caught them red handed while playing hide and seek together in the lawn of my residence.
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Car of an advocate is damaged in bomb explosion

Car of advocate Shahid Qureishi is slightly damaged in a bomb explosion on Kohat Pindi road on Monday late in the evening, his son Nofel and his cousin while driving back home in his car when reached near a school building on Kohat Pindi road a powerful bomb planted on roadside apparently to hit a police mobile van which was behind the car of Mr. Shahid Qureishi advocate was exploded by unknown miscreants, police men patrolling in mobile van also had a narrow escape, according to Nofel soon after explosion policemen had opened fire on miscreants. Case against unknown miscreants is registered in Sadar police station of Kohat.
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Rift in ruling coalition over issue of restoration of deposed judges

PML (N) Chief Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in a crowded press conference on Monday has announced his party decision regarding resignations of his elected party members from federal cabinet over the issue of restoration of deposed Supreme Court chief justice Mr. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary, and other deposed judges of supreme court, after failure of Pakistan Peoples Party lead coalition regarding restoration of deposed supreme court judges and deposed chief justice of supreme court.
Information Minister Ms Sheri Rehman has told newsman in Islamabad that cabinet seats of PML (n) cabinet ministers will kept vacant, and efforts will be made to restore the deposed chief justice and other deposed judges of supreme court.
According to official media sources cabinet ministers of PML (N) have not yet resigned from their ministries though their party leader has announced his decision in this respect.
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Kohat Friendship Tunnel is open for traffic again

After eight hours long stoppage of electric supply WAPDA Kohat has succeeded to restore electricity in Paracha Town Kohat on Monday, according to well informed sources militants in Dara Adam Khel have destroyed four WAPDA Towers on Sunday night, which was a main cause behind stoppage of electric supply to consumers in Kohat district.
‘During security forces operation in Dara Adam Khel tribal area on Sunday one militant was killed and five others were injured, yesterday Kohat friendship Tunnel was closed for traffic but on Monday morning it is opened for traffic again, Administrator Kohat Friendship tunnel retired Air Commodore Nayer Qaume had managed to escape from militants, he was kidnapped in Dara Adam Khael last week,’ sources have said.
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Unprecedented corruption in OGDC

On Thursday morning I had started my journey towards Islamabad to collect the holy cheque of my remuneration from Associated Press of Islamabad head office, which they were failed to mail from last two months, due to reasons best known to them. On my way towards Islamabad in a public transport vehicle an OGDC employee sitting beside me had revealed that OGDC head office Islamabad guys have imported engine of a dumper vehicle for Shakardara oil fields at the price of three million rupees, corruption is at its peak in OGDC, at my arrival in APP head office Islamabad my immediate boss Mr. Ambrose Joseph Incharge district correspondents had directed me to contact account section to collect my remuneration of last two months, I was treated well by Accounts Manager Mr. Moeen but according to him Managing Director Mr. Huzor Ghulam Bajwa was not available to sign the cheque, my effort to collect remuneration went in vain, I came back to Mr. Ambrose Joseph to report the failure, he had invited me immediately for lunch, after taking lunch with Mr. Ambrose I had visited retired Director General Cabinet Division Islamabad Mr. Naseem Khan Raja to get further directions regarding pending second phase of project regarding accountability institutions, currently he is Research Director of Governance Institutions Network International Islamabad.
When I entered in his office Director Research was taking lunch, after spending an hour in his office came out to meet brother of my neighbor Mr. Farooq in Pindi, brother of Farooq is US citizen and after his brief stay in Pindi he was destined to go back to USA on Thursday night, in a taxi cab I reached his residence in Pindi had stayed in his residence for an hour long informal meeting with him, his brother Farooq and his nephew Shoaib, then I had called my cousin Shakir and soon we both were heading towards Islamabad club in his car, cousin Shakir is working as Director Human Resource in NTC and being child hood friend of mine I always find out some time to spend with him and his family, I am quite fond of his children all of them are cute and intelligent.
We had spent an hour in Islamabad Club, no old friend was found present in the club, during my university years I used to come for horse riding along with my friend Tariq Abdullah Shimri in the same club.
The next day I had a meeting with Mr. Habeeb Malik Orakzai, had contacted accounts manger of APP Mr. Moeen my cheque was still not signed, he had promised to mail the cheque as soon as it is possible, my cousin had arranged a vehicle for me to reach the stop from where I can catch the passenger coach to reach back Kohat, on the way I was informed by the driver regarding death of Mr. Bilal, whom was killed in Afghanistan while fighting against US lead NATO forces and was from his village Ghorozai Kohat. The driver was a bearded person and was having a good sense of humor, within three hours I reached back to my residence in Kohat.
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Abductions and explosions

Administrator of Kohat Friendship Tunnel is kidnapped in Shraki area of Dara Adam Khel by militants. Administrator Air Commodore ® Mr. Nayer Qayume along with his two colleagues went to Sheraki area in a double cabin vehicle # KN 4208, for assessment of damage done to a bridge by militants in Dara Adam Khel, he was making assessment of damage done to the bridge when militants appeared in a car and had abducted him, and his both colleagues, his double cabin vehicle is also captured by the militants on Friday.
Bomb explosion took place before UNDP office located in posh area of KDA Kohat on Thursday night, boundary wall of the office building and its gate was partially damaged, case against unknown miscreants is registered in Jungle Khel police station of Kohat.
One more person Haji Abdul Karim son of Yaseen is abducted by unknown abductors from Khushal Garh village of Kohat, case against unknown abductors is registered in Gumbat police station of Kohat, on Sunday from Khushal Garh village father of Mr. Badar Zaman senior official of PTCL was also abducted by unknown abductors.
Female school teacher abducted by militants in Ghiljo area of Orakzai tribal agency last week is still in captivity of militants, according to a report published in local daily Awami Inqilab, female school teacher Farida Begum was teaching in a community school located in Khan Gur Pur area of Ghiljo, from last three years, last week in between Bagh Kandao area of Orakzai agency and Zargari area of Hangu district in a hilly area she was brought down from passenger coach by militants wearing black masks on their faces and abducted her, the militants have snatched her mobile phone from her and calling her parents on it, so far abductors have demanded no ransom and have assured her parents on mobile phone that after investigation from her she will be released, political administration of Orakzai agency is struggling for her release.
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No foreign militant was involved in his abduction reveals Habib Malik Orakzai




Habib Orakzai president of Pakstan International Human Rights Organization was kidnapped for ransom by Taliban militants of Dara Adam Khel last year, on Friday morning in his office in Islamabad, on a cup of tea he has narrated his story of six days captivity before me on a promise that I’ll omit certain facts due to his security reasons, I promised him to do so, young and energetic tribesman Habib Malik Orakzai tells that his car was stopped by 40 armed militants hiding their faces behind black piece of cloth in Dara Adam Khel, his family members were also inside the car, he immediately came out from the car was captivated by militants and was taken away into vehicle after putting a cloth around his eyes to a house in tribal area of Dara Adam Khel and was kept in confinement for six days, during the night he was handcuffed but in the morning his hands were untied by militants, with the efforts of his own he had succeeded to win freedom for himself through negotiations with Taliban militants, he says no Arab, Uzbuk or Chechan militant was seen by him among the militants of Dara Adam Khel, they were all natives of Dara Adam Khel.

Scenario around my residence







During the afternoon on Wednesday when I came out on my sports cycle to buy a pack of my favorite cigarettes from a shop located at one kilo meter distance from my residence on Kohat Pindi road, I observed a police van speedily heading towards Kohat city, after buying cigarettes from the shop the moment I came out from it a powerful explosion from a safe distance was heard, since last few days suicide bomb attacks and bomb explosions were stopped but soon after declaration of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani in Multan Press club that militants shall lay down arms before entering into negotiations with government, militants are again active now, yesterday suicide bomb attack in Bannu was carried out by persons sitting in a rickshaw, they were stopped on police check post for checking one among them blew himself up.
When I came on side road heading towards my residence suddenly an Afghan refugee shepherd boy along with his flock of sheep had blocked the road my cycle was stuck in the flock of black sheep, I jokingly asked the shepherd boy do you want to sell these sheep to me? He said no.
Inspector General police of NWFP Province Malik Naveed is cousin of my mother in law and these refugees are living on his lands just behind my residence at a distance of few yards, in between wheat crop fields are located, the lands behind my residence are collectively the property of three cousins of my mother in law and some land is owned by a Paracha family.
The sheep, which are visible in above photo, are a very rare breed, lambskin of this breed is used for making of Qarakul cap, and people in Kohat and in central Asian countries wear this precious cap. Traditional groom in Kohat also wear this cap on his wedding day.
The Qarakul cap became famous in a Hollywood movie in which Mr. Kojak on his shaven head used to wear Qarakul cap.
Afghan refugees living in mud houses around Paracha Town do not wear Qarakul caps but wear turbans on their heads, non stop drum beating and singing of refugee women during weddings is an interesting phenomena, once in a wedding I had noticed that refugee women kept on singing and beating drum in a very strange rhythm at least for 48 hours consecutively, they do not invite us in their weddings.
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Every person in Pakistan is guilty until proven innocent

Majority rule if having no checks on it is tantamount to dictatorship of majority if moral values are victim of degradation in a society, in Great Britain we can find classic example of majority rule which is far away from dictatorship of majority due to high moral values in British Society, in absence of any written constitution political traditions and customs are the base of political system in Great Britain.
In USA we can find majority rule under checks and balance system, US Supreme Court through its power of judicial review provide safeguards to the fundamental rights of the people by exercising checks over executive and legislative organs of the government, US Senate through its impeachment powers can also exercise check over Judiciary.
In USA and in Great Britain political and legal systems are quite compatible with clauses of UN Charter concerning fundamental rights of the people, laws prevailing in these states are not unjust or cruel, and both the states are welfare states, their citizens if are unemployed get unemployment allowance from government exchequer.Pakistan being a former British Colony and most allied ally of USA as independent state after 1947, is having imprints of British and US political systems on its present political system, which is now giving outlook of a combination of parliamentary democracy and US presidential system, along with Islamic outlook mainly based on Islamic laws included in its legal system under pressure from minority, the true outlook of Islamic welfare state can not envisioned in Pakistan, welfare aspect of Islam was ignored and only punishment measures approved in Islam for a Islamic welfare state are being highlighted in the legal system of Pakistan.
Islam also approves rule of law and due process of law, both these concepts can be seen in US and Great Britain their absence is badly felt in Pakistan, specially in tribal areas of Pakistan where Taliban militants after gaining control of any area starts hanging people in public and stones them to death for their crimes without adopting due process of law even in its Islamic sense, stoning to death is a punishment for married men and women involved in illicit relations, can be punished only if four bearded good practicing Muslims become witness to a sexual intercourse between married men and women involved in illicit relations, and then become witness before court of law against any such couple, militants in tribal area are giving Islamic punishment without observing Islamic Law of evidence.
After 1947 in independent Pakistan every person is guilty until proven innocent, its most recent example is Mr. Asif Ali Zardari whom was kept in jail for eight long years without a formal sentence from any court of law in Pakistan, one can found thousands of such examples of violation of due process of law in Pakistan.
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Postponement of Bye Eletions in Pakistan

Election Commission of Pakistan has postponed bye elections of 38 National and Provincial Assembly seats, bye elections to be held on 18th of June 2008 will be held on 18th of August 2008, according to Mr. Kanwar Dilshad of Pakistan Election Commission due to deteriorating law and order situation in the country bye elections are postponed, but postponement can be reconsidered if NWFP government changes its previous stance on law and order situation in the province.
Information Minister Ms Sheri Rehman says that postponement of bye elections is a conspiracy against democracy and Pakistan Peoples Party will challenge it in Supreme Court, while taking the decision regarding postponement of bye elections political parties are not consulted by Election Commission authorities, it means anti democracy forces are active to derail democracy in Pakistan.
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Four persons are killed in suicide bomb attack on police check post in Bannu

‘Four persons are killed and nine others are injured in suicide bomb attack on police check post in Bannu district of NWFP Pakistan on Tuesday morning. Most of the persons killed and injured are from Bannu police, injured persons are shifted to Combined Military Hospital of Bannu and District Headquarters hospital Bannu,’ official media sources have said.

‘Two bomb explosions are heard on Tuesday evening from direction of Kohat Cantonment area but exact location and damage done by explosions is not known yet,’ Rescue 15 police official on duty has said.According to private TV channel in suburban area of Kohat two bomb explosions are heard in the evening on Tuesday.
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Digging for clean drinking water








When public health department water supply system in posh area of Paracha Town was failed to provide clean drinking water to the residents of this area, my brother was quick to bring in the boring machine and its operator in my residence to dig for clean drinking water.
Soon after the major earthquake from last two years water stored in our water tanks had started giving bad smell and white fog like substance started appearing on its surface, now even fresh water supplied by public health department water supply system if stored or even kept in buckets and tubs start giving bad smell and fog like substance appears on its surface within a day or two.
We were having no other option but to invest more in our residence by digging well through latest available technology, within three days after doing boring in earth till 27 yards deep water has appeared.Posh area of Paracha Town is surrounded by mud houses of Afghan refugees, in the evening I came out with my three years old daughter to see their condition after heavy rain fall and hail storm, photos of mud houses and boring machine are also visible on this blog.



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Flour and Electricity Shortages

Journalists shall create political consciousness among the masses Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani while talking to the journalists in Multan Press Club has said. While responding to a question he has unveiled that flour shortages and electricity shortages his government has inherited from the previous government, and his government is making efforts to overcome flour and electricity shortages in Pakistan.
‘Peshawar capital of NWFP Province of Pakistan has also become victim of flour and electricity shortages,’ a source has said.
‘From last five days water supply is disrupted due to damaged water supply pipeline to the dwellers in Kharmatoo village of Kohat, during the night between Saturday and Sunday their was no supply of electricity in KDA posh area and in Kharmatoo village of Kohat, sorces have said.
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Current political scenario in Pakistan

On 12th of May supreme court’s deposed judges and chief justice will be restored through parliament says Mian Nawaz Sharif, ‘a committee will discuss certain reform package in judicial system along with issue of restoration of the judges and deposed chief justice, of supreme court of Pakistan, co chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party Mr. Asif Ali Zardari has said, both the leaders held numerous round of talks in Dubai prior to these pronouncements. Maulana Fazl ur Rehman is predicting use of article 58-2B of the constitution, which empowers president to dissolve the national assembly.
New amendment in constitution made it imperative for the president to hold prior consultations with National Security Council before dissolution of National Assembly. National Security Council will surely not allow the president to dissolve the national assembly, provided that political parties in power and in opposition shall act within the limits of constitution, and shall not endanger the existence of federation.
Executive powers are shared by Prime Minister and President in Pakistan, two executive powers came into existence during General Zia regime through constitutional amendments enforced by military junta, with the restoration of 1973 constitution this two executives phenomena will end which is also on agenda of elected leadership of the country.
National Security Council members are well aware of the fact that National Reconciliation Ordinance popularly known as NRO is an effort on part of president Parvez Musharaf to bring in the exiled and self exiled leadership back to the country to form a representative government of the country, moral and legal aspect of NRO is quite dubious, either the exiled and self exiled leaders were completely innocent and the cases registered against them were false or president by himself either due to domestic and external pressures or due to reasons best known to him have agreed to work with accused criminals and share power with them.
Martyrdom of Muhtarima Benazir Bhutto shaheed and elected government’s resolve to conduct probe in her murder case by UN investigators, and statement of Mr. Mushahid Hussain Syed that UN investigators can be from India and Israel and possibly will reach to Kahuta nuclear installations of Pakistan clearly reflects that opposition does not want UN investigators to investigate her murder case, in fact in murder case of Mr. Rafiq Hariri UN investigators had successfully sorted out the actual killers, opposition shall believe in ability of Pakistan’s security agencies responsible for protection of Kahuta nuclear installations and let the UN investigators do their job to help promote rule of law in this country.
In absence of proper legal system, in absence of high moral values, how a society can exist as a state for long? NRO’s can not promote lasting peace between warring factions in society, without prevalence of rule of law no segment of society can be convinced to live in peace with other segments which are bent upon doing cruel acts to it, if there is no check on judges from parliament, how can judicial murders can be stopped, if the judges are not free and secure while performing their duties how can they promote justice in society? On the ground situation is that our institutions are loosing their utility due to sectarian divide. Our leaders shall be unbiased and well informed to resolve economic and all other problems of this nation of pure and shall strive to stay committed to their oath of office and shall serve the people to the best of their ability, wiser course of action prevalent in developed world is that once a holder of public office is convinced that he lacks the ability to run the office resigns from his seat, it shall also be adopted by our present and future leaders too.
Statesmen never fell pray to their emotions but take decisions by using their brains, personal friendships in interstate relations does not matter at all, developed countries only pursue their national interest and leaders of third world consider their standard behavior as equalent to personal friendships gestures, in fact US president Bush is a very polite person, and whenever even any other person of his status interacts with the leaders of third world where rude behaviors due to presence of self centered personalities prevail third world leaders during interaction with US leadership become emotionally attached with them. US leadership is pursuing its own interest in South Asian region, leadership in Pakistan shall be smart enough to pursue the line of US leadership after all it is the only super power in the world now and it’s a fact that only friendly countries of USA can pursue their nuclear program. Israel under US umbrella is quite secure along with its nuclear installations since long. History tells us that nuclear installations of Iraq were attacked due to its embittered relations with USA.
Pakistan being a most allied ally of USA in war against terror is in advantageous position, President Bush existing tenure will remain a guarantee for existence of President Musharaf as president of Pakistan it’s a general impression within public circles of Pakistan but very few among them are aware of the fact that in interstate relations there are no permanent enemies or friends.
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Suicide after murder and a suicide bomb attack

Wife of a journalist after killing her husband has committed suicide on Wednesday in Islamabad capital of Pakistan, according to news report published in Urdu language daily Express, eminent journalist was killed in his bedroom by his wife Sara, after killing her husband Sara has committed suicide, their servant had informed police regarding the incident, after breaking the door when police had entered in the room both husband and wife were found dead, both had single bullet wound in their heads, after postmortem deceased Sara was buried in her native town Hazroo, and deceased Malik Khalil is buried in his native town Talagang, Information Minister MS Sheri Rehman had visited the hospital in Islamabad where dead bodies were kept for postmortem, and had assured mother of deceased Sara, Mrs. Sharafat that she will get justice soon. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani has also expressed his sorrow and grief over the incident.

‘Six persons are killed and many others are injured on Thursday in a suicide bomb attack on a religious seminary in Bara area of Khyber Agency, brother of retired Major Amir, Maulana Tayab has also survived an attempt on his life in Sawabi area of NWFP Pakistan,’ sources have said.
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One person is killed in Kohat

One person is killed and one other is injured due to exchange of hot words between two persons on Thursday in Ibrahim Khel Street of Sheikhan village of Kohat. Accused Imam Shah son of Syed Rehman resident of Sheikhan village after exchange of hot words with Asal Muhammad son of Daulat Khan resident Ibrahim Khel street of Sheikhan village had opened fire with firearms on him, Asal Muhammad was killed at the spot while his friend Ghairat Khan is injured and admitted in local hospital, accused killer Imam Shah had managed to escape, Mr Tayab brother of deceased Asal Muhammad had registered first information report in police station Jungle Khel Kohat, police is investigating the case.
Meanwhile due to short circuit of electricity a furniture shop in Behzadi Chikar Kote was burnt to ashes, furniture worth millions of rupees is destroyed by fire; Rescue 15 police fire brigade staff was finally succeeded to extinguish the fire after one hour struggle.
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Undue exploitation of APP Correspondents shall be ended immediately

On Wednesday our able information minister Ms Sheri Rehman had congratulated office bearers of newly elected employees union of Associated Press of Pakistan, when office bearers of the union met her in her office in Islamabad capital of Pakistan. She shall know that 150 correspondents of Associated Press of Pakistan working in various districts of Pakistan are not part of the employees union of the APP, they have no right to vote and they cannot contest election for any office of APP employees union.
Since 1999 I am working as part time correspondent for APP and despite of my best efforts me and my other Correspondent colleagues are unable to convince high ups of APP that we shall be paid according to our qualifications and our services shall be regularized, we also deserve pensions, medical allowance and all other benefits which other employees of APP are entitled to get.
The honorable information minister will be astonished to know that APP correspondents including myself holding MSC and M.phil degrees are employed in APP on mere 750/rs per month remuneration, now MD Riaz Hussain Raye had increased our remunerations up to three thousand rupees per month, which is still very little amount as compare to our qualifications, now that honorable prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani has announced 6000/rs minimum wage limit, the honorable minister shall direct MD APP to upgrade the salaries of APP Correspondents too in accordance with the limit ordered by prime minister of Pakistan.
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