Saturday, August 27, 2011

Retired Colonel Shakeel Ahmed Tariq abducted and murdered in Kohat

Kohat August 27:


Retired Colonel Shakeel Ahmed Tariq of Pakistan Army was abducted and murdered by abductors early on Saturday morning, in their effort to save colonel Shakeel a police constable was also died during exchange of fire with abductors, a sub inspector police and a police constable were also injured. Retired Colonel Shakeel Ahmed Tariq of Pakistan Army was residing in posh area of Defense colony Kohat, while heading for morning prayers towards mosque he was abducted by unknown abductors at gunpoint, upon information regarding his abduction police had encircled all the entry and exit points of Kohat district, the abductors while moving in a car # Islamabad 350 having fake number plate have exchanged fire with Highway Patrolling police squad, consequently police constable Hamid Ali Shah was died, sub inspector police Chinar Gul and constable Adnan were injured, the abductors have also shot dead abducted retired colonel Shakeel Ahmed Tariq, and after leaving his dead body in their car near Zero point at Indus Highway have managed to escape towards hills. Dead and injured were immediately rushed to the KDA hospital after postmortem dead bodies were sent back to the native areas of deceased persons. Cases against the abductors were registered in Billitang and Chowni police stations of Kohat.



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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Last bath

Kohat August 25:

‘Two people were killed and two others were injured in two different and unrelated incidents at two different areas of Kohat district, driver Fayaz Muhammad resident of Lachi Kohat was died at the spot when his public transport vehicle # BUB7463 heading from Kohat city towards Lachi Bala was collided with car # LEF 1221 coming from opposite direction on Thursday near Surgul square at Indus Highway Kohat, two people present in the car namely Muhammad Adnan and Rehmat Ali residents of Bannu were also injured. Meanwhile Muhammad Ali stoned allegedly by Manzoor, Khawas Khan and Mastan Khan in Daud Khel village of Kohat over a dispute related to regarding bath at a hand pump, accused criminals have hit Muhammad Ali with stones at his head, critically injured Muhammad Ali was rushed to Lady Reading Hospital of Peshawar where he had succumbed to his injuries during the night between Wednesday and Thursday’ press release issued by Kohat police PRO Mr. Fazal Naeem.



‘Abducted Dr. Javed Ali Shah has been released by abductors, he was abducted on 18th of August from Lachi Kohat along with one another employee of Health Department Gul Sahib, Gul Sahib was recovered earlier by police from custody of abductors and one abductor Niaz Muhammad resident of Meeranshah was also arrested by police.



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Monday, August 22, 2011

Impacts of WAPDA’S unscheduled and unannounced electricity load shedding at dwellers of Kohat district

A technician from Gujar Khan Punjab currently working in a computer shop at Kohat district of KPK Pakistan says all over Pakistan WAPDA load shedding is under a schedule well known to the people, people can accomplish their tasks within electricity restoration hours, but in Kohat district electricity load shedding is without announced schedule, thus causing great deal of uncertainty about every thing. At any moment of time WAPDA can stop electricity supply to consumers so nothing can be accomplished.




A housewife in Paracha Town Kohat says the moment I plug in washing machine to wash clothes the WAPDA electric supply system becomes defective and stops supplying electricity.



Journalist working for newspapers and websites cannot complete their tasks because of uncertain situation of electric supply system. Column writers are also under a great stress, very few have their own personal laptops with functioning batteries, from writing a column to publishing it on a blog or website or e mailing it to a newspaper has become a big adventure, while writing a column one can not concentrate on a subject under review because of lurking danger of electricity failure. Fear of stoppage of electric supply at any moment of time in hot summer has become big obstacle in writing any worth reading column.



During the night frequent stoppage of electricity in summers does not let any body sleep. Small children they do suffer too much in summers because of frequent electricity failures and often fall victims to Malaria because of abundance of mosquitoes in Kohat district.



Due to long duration of unannounced and unscheduled electricity load shedding hours every thing in refrigerators specially meat and vegetables starts decaying in it and refrigerators starts spreading smell as dead mouse has been stuck in it.



Chat through Internet is a big facility not only for journalist whom can gather information from their sources around the world but for all others whom are doing businesses or staying in touch with their near and dear ones through their cameras. Unannounced load shedding has become big hindrance in proper utilization of this facility for dwellers of Kohat district, you just start a chat and then electricity is gone, if your laptop batteries are not working the chat has been ended and you have almost lost your friend at the other end if he or she is American or European, they have never seen electricity load shedding of this scale which is present here in Kohat district so obvious with abrupt end of chat they are angry with you.



In case your laptop batteries are functioning you can continue with a chat on Internet but then the room in which you are sitting during the night is suddenly gone dark because of stoppage of electricity, in that case while chatting in the dark you will obviously hit wrong keys on keyboard while writing a message.



Newly married couples are the worst victim of load shedding in Kohat district during hot months of summer, in all over Pakistan whenever a couple get married almost all the relatives and neighbors become concern with outcome of their marriage, if the bride does not get pregnant in first six months of the marriage the couple become under pressure, and mother of the groom starts demanding second marriage for her son.



Recently a colleague in Islamabad has narrated a story with great sorrow and grief that another young colleague of us has got married and sleeps on the roof while his bride sleeps in her bedroom, whenever we ask whether his wife is pregnant or not our newly wedded colleague says she will be when God is willing. Actually due to long hours of electricity load shedding during the night our newly wedded colleague leaves her bride in the bed room and goes out to sleep out on the roof of his house.



There is only one place in Kohat where there is no electricity load shedding and people dwelling in that area does not pay for this utility, this place is known as WAPDA GRID STATION where WAPDA employees have residences and they control electric supply to the rest of population in Kohat. Population in the grid stations is also at increase.



From last two decades Kohat is a victim of unscheduled and unannounced electricity load shedding but people of this city became never violent, only few peaceful protests by women in Chikarkote area of Kohat were held in recent past.



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M.phil US Study (International Relation-History)

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

USA a melting pot of civilizations and home of submerged ideologies

Kohat August 19:


USA is not only a melting pot of civilizations but pragmatism of its citizens has also submerged various ideologies to reap the benefits from conflicting ideas. FDR was elected for four consecutive terms to incorporate socialistic measures to provide economic cover to unemployed and disadvantaged citizens in USA. Soon after the second world war capitalism in its pure form was left by US political leadership and socialistic measures were adopted despite of resistance from US Supreme Court during the fourth term of President FDR, which was gradually faded away during fourth term of FDR.



The intense ideological conflict between Communist and Capitalist countries have militarized the world, West European democracies and East European countries lead by Soviet Union after second world war, behind the iron curtain communist bloc countries along with their authoritarian regimes were unwilling to develop an economic and political system based on fundamental freedoms and rights of their citizens. The good aspect of communism was its social welfare measures like fulfillment of basic needs of the citizens by government. That aspect of communism was quite appealing and was compatible with almost all the religious beliefs obviously no religion allows genocide of the people whether it is economic or physical in nature. The difference in ideologies was a source of conflict and thus speedy inventions of arms of mass destruction and endless arms race between Soviet and western bloc countries were started soon after the Second World War.
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Whether it was Adam Smith or Karl Marx both have consumed their energies to come up with economic system beneficial for the human beings, the difference between them was upon the mod of government; capitalism gives more political and economic freedoms and provides for lesser role of government. Communism completely takes over national resources of a country by government and keeps the people confined in their communes with fulfilled basic needs.



In quest to create a political system devoid of tyranny and oppression political philosophers and leaders have created different ideologies, the communist revolution in Soviet Union was against the Monarchy and Feudal lords whom have enslaved the Russian citizens, and have brought them down to the level of animals, as highlighted by Tolstoy in his novel War and Peace. But then Communist party rule has become an oppressive force bent upon exporting its ideology to rest of the world while denying political, economic and religious freedoms to its own populace.



Success of USA as democratic country reflects the wisdom of its civil and military leadership, two hundred years ago General George Washington and other participants of convention gathered to create a constitution which can provide ample safeguards against the tyranny and oppression, and to create a system of checks and balances which can abstain government organs from becoming oppressive, and to check the tyranny of majority too.



To save the world environment, and to reverse the harmful effects upon environment caused by nuclear arms race, the world leaders if recognizes the importance of American pragmatism, and become willing to change their priorities with changing needs of the times and opens their brains for acceptance of ideas beneficial for humanity at large, the existing economic crisis prevailing around the world will be also diminished.



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M.phil US Study (International Relation-History)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

‘Pakistan’ a victim of prolonged conflict between dictatorship and democracy

On 64th Independence Day of Pakistan this year people of Pakistan were lucky enough to remain under a democratically elected government, which has completed its three years out of five years tenure. PPP lead coalition government has achieved a lot during past three years, the main threat of terrorism, which was about to engulf state of Pakistan, was emanated from its tribal areas and settled area of Swat mainly. Though extremist forces are also having strong roots in settled area of Punjab too, attack on GHQ was emanated from Punjab; most of Punjabi extremist militants are getting training from training camps in tribal areas of Pakistan.




PPP lead coalition government’s brave stance against extremist militants has caused three thousand causalities of men in Pakistan Army, but eventually valiance of Pak Army men have curbed the extremism up to larger extent. Muhtarima Benazir Bhuto, son of Mian Iftikhar Hussain information minister of KPK Pakistan and many other civilians were martyred during last five years by extremists.



http://www.allvoices.com/users/RaziqWe have a constitution created by Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his party colleagues, which carries approval of all the major political parties leaders alive in year of 1973. During last sixty four years dictatorial forces with changed disguise were in constant conflict with people of Pakistan, and for larger period of time Pakistan was remain under dictatorial rule, in 1973 after the adoption of 1973 constitution people of Pakistan have established their rule lead by Pakistan People Party. After two general elections under democratically elected government of PPP Pakistan was again dominated by dictatorship of General Zia and then General Parvez Musharaf, in between the dictatorial rule of these two were brief periods of controlled democracy deprived of press freedom.



In brief after gaining independence on 14th of August 1947 conflict between people of Pakistan and dictatorial forces was started, popularity of ideas of the Hitler of Germany were transformed into Islamic color and most of the times the dictators have succeeded to exploit the Islamic sentiments of people of Pakistan to gain legitimacy for their dictatorial rule, General Zia was the one whom have exploited religious sentiments of the Muslim majority in Pakistan to establish his own rule. But soon people have realized that they are enslaved in the name of Islam by one man and his amended constitution.



In fact threat of extremism and dictatorial rule of extremists has been felt around the world after the Second World War, which was resulted in end of dictatorships in Germany and Italy. Communist dictators were another major threat after the Second World War, with the demise of Soviet Union after its military defeat in Afghanistan, with the nine eleven attack on New York world Trade Center and Pentagon, psychological victory was achieved by extremists when liberties of the people were curbed in USA and Great Britain to combat terrorism by their respective governments, but now gradually life is also returning to normal in these countries, though a major public outburst was witnessed in UK during past week, which was also the outcome of curbs and violations of fundamental rights of the people.



An efficient police system and intelligence network compatible with democratic freedoms of the people is best antidote of terrorist threat, curb on liberties of the people in developed democracies UK like public reaction can be the possible outcome.



Militarization of the world during cold war era had strengthened dictatorial forces and Pakistan is no exception to it, being most allied ally of USA during cold war era Pakistan was also heavily militarized, to become a truly democratic state Pakistan is in need of help from its Western allies, help from education to health and other welfare measures for the people of Pakistan can help improve the human rights situation here and can inculcate democracy in minds of people of Pakistan, mere slogans regarding welfare of the people are not enough to make it a true democracy, concrete measures in this respect are required to defeat extremism completely. Military victories are undermined by existing conducive conditions ripe for growth of extremism. Complete eradication of root causes of extremism will promote lasting peace; extension of political rights to the people of tribal areas through an ordinance promulgated by President Asif Ali Zardari is a great lead forward in this respect. More democratic measures will definitely create a situation in which people of Pakistan will be able to celebrate independence day without shadows of fear lurking all around them.



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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A police officer was died and two others were injured in road accidents

Kohat August:


‘Two policemen and a driver were injured when mobile squad car of DPO Kohat was collided with a mini truck ob Kohat Pindi road near Comprehensive High School Kohat on Tuesday. The mini truck # Kohat C 4789 was appeared suddenly from side road and was collided with mobile police car carrying policemen towards Kohat Cantt, consequently, police constable driver Shakeel Ahmedd and constable Tariq including mini truck driver Muhammad Ishaq were injured, police car was also badly damaged. Injured were rushed to KDA hospital of Kohat, case was registered in Riaz Shaheed police station of Kohat,’ police press note.



‘Meanwhile Medical Technician Moeenullah Wazeer was abducted from Dolai Band Lachi area of Kohat during the night between Monday and Tuesday by unknown people for unknown reasons,’ police press note.



‘Earlier on Independence day probationary ASI Police Nasir was died when his car was collided with a coach at Kohat Hangu road near Parachgan Banda Kohat. Nasir was coming from Hangu after getting leave from Police Training Center Hangu towards his home in Jungle Khel Kohat when was hit by a coach coming from opposite direction,’ police press note.



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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

British police has lost control over London

After demise of young man Mark Duggan in police custody on Saturday, rioters have taken over London, rioters are using guerilla tactics, loot and arson and attacks on police are of such a high intensity that Daily Telegraph report states British police has lost control over London. So far 215 rioters have been arrested.




Meanwhile two police SHO’s are died in two different incidents of violence in Quetta and Faisalabad Pakistan during past 48 hours, Pakistan is also a common wealth country like India where highest court has given the verdict to avert London like episode, the verdict declares each policeman liable of capital punishment if found guilty of murder in police encounter.



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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sniff dogs deter thieves

Sniff dogs are in common use at Kohat district of Pakistan to trace out thieves, each sniff dog owner charges thirty thousand rupees for detective services of his sniff dog from clients’ victim of theft.




Shafqat Khan says now these dogs are creating misunderstandings between the people, recently a sniff dog hired to detect a thief by Orakzai agency natives currently living in his area, was quite troublesome, after eating a chicken the dog had pointed out a home where possible thief was living, but the stolen goods were found from another people whom were not inhabitants of the house pointed out by dog.



A WAPDA SDO native of Bosti Khel says in his area while detecting a thief sniff dog had pointed the residence of Chawkidar (guard) appointed at night duty for protection of the people in his area. No stolen goods were found from the residence of Chawkidar but now due to fear of sniff dogs nobody steals anything in Bosti Khel area of DARA Adam Khel tribal agency.



Burglaries and thefts are so common in Kohat these days, and mostly rich people are being targeted by thieves during long electricity load shedding hours, and these rich victims can pay the fees of sniff dogs so the owners of sniff dogs are getting good number of clients and earning good deal of money in Kohat district. The SDO says that sniff dogs are quite sensitive and expensive dogs on their training good amount of money and time have been invested by these dog owners that is why charges of hiring a sniff dog are so high.



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M.phil US Study (International Relation-History)

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Dark Tunnel

It was a hot Saturday of last month and in response to a phone call from Director General FDMA I had paid visit to his office in Peshawar capital of KPK Pakistan, and I was not aware of prevailing conditions in Kohat Friendship Tunnel, which was closed earlier for one week for repair work while heading towards Peshawar. In absence of working air conditioning system destroyed by terrorist attacks in the past strange smell takes over the nostrils of passengers moving in different vehicles through it. The road inside the tunnel has been divided for two way traffic through row of flat iron nails, on the way back from Peshawar in the dark tunnel a car moving at wrong side of the road was about to collide with a car in which I was heading back towards Kohat, but some how the said car had swiftly changed the row, it was a narrow escape.




On the way back from Peshawar at the same day security men whom were in complete control of Dara Adam Khel road and its adjacent areas have directed our vehicle towards road passing through Dara Adam Khel bazaar, though now a day’s most of the vehicles are passing through outer circular road which is built along with Kohat friendship Tunnel. Most of the shops in Dara Adam Khel bazaar were closed except my favorite Kabab seller’s shop, when I have asked the driver to stop for buying Kababs he had said it is dangerous the bazaar is located in Geedarh Kalay (village of Jackals) and Taliban militant leader Tariq Afridi belongs to this area. Upon my insistence car was stopped I came down from it, suddenly a teenage boy near our car was hit by a public transport vehicle, the boy was dashed to the ground, some people rushed towards him and suddenly the boy was again walking on his feet. We had bought Kababs, the Kabab shop was surrounded by bearded men, I had asked about the boy and they have told me that he is all right.



Kohat Friendship Tunnel was attacked frequently by Taliban militants during past few years; the said Tunnel was built by Japanese engineers, and has become great source of increased economic activity between Southern and Northern areas of KPK and between Southern areas of KPK and rest of Pakistan. Bold and brave stance against extremism taken by provincial government of KPK with the help of Pakistan Armed Forces and Federal Government and with arrival of new Governor of KPK Barrister Syed Masud Kausar, KPK province is moving towards normalcy. Traveling in KPK is not that risky as it was a year ago.



Eventually I have reached back home with a feeling that seeing is believing should be the bases of my course of action, mere on press reports that the tunnel is repaired after the one week closure for traffic was my mistake, traveling in a long dark tunnel even in day time is quite risky, when its air conditioning system is also not working. I hope the tunnel administration will take appropriate steps to restore normalcy inside the tunnel by repairing its air conditioning system and lights in it.



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