Sunday, March 26, 2017

Work ethics

                               Work ethics
                  by Abdur Raziq, Correspondent APP
It is the standard of debate which attracts my attention often as journalist, I can lend my ear to every one in politics that is part of my job but I do always strive to project the one who is a literate politician and is a good human being as well these preferences of mine are related to journalistic ethics, being a journalist you are not supposed to make a hero out of villain.

Public complaints are also concern of journalists but we shall also investigate truth behind these complaints before highlighting the woes of public. Though in rough environment of developing world it is really difficult to do all that but this practice is also part of journalistic ethics.

In a world dominated by greed and lust for power and money people of all professions are prone to unethical practices specially in developing world where portion of the course regarding professional ethics is also being memorized to pass the exam only and is not understood by most of the students, quality of education matters a lot.

When after elections when democrats start holding protest demonstrations and rallies instead of going to law courts for remedies no one in media terms them as fascist or Nazi's but when President Donald J. Trump holds a rally to show his support among people in response he is being termed as Nazi and Fascist holding rallies after elections.

Same is the case here in developing world only very few journalists had termed hereditary political parties as Nazi or Fascist organizations mostly they hide the truth from public to serve the interest of the news paper and private TV channel owners because  their silence means more revenues in terms of advertisements to these media outlets.

No one can be perfect but we shall strive to do our jobs well whether we are journalists or politicians or in other fields within the ethical limits by this way we can make this world a better place to live in.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Additional steps to make UN Resolution on Kashmir acceptable for all

 Additional steps to make UN Resolution on Kashmir acceptable for all
                       By Abdur Raziq, Correspondent APP

Resolution adopted at the meeting of the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan on 5 January, 1949. (Document No. 5/1196 para. 15, dated the 10th January, 1949) needs some additions in the wake of new developments in whole of Kashmir region regarding implementation procedure, it devise role for only Kashmir’s government backed by India in Jammu and Kashmir and ignores government of Azad Kashmir based in Muzafarabad, prudent course of action can be formation of interim government having representation from both parts of Kashmir and pull out of armed forces of both India and Pakistan from Kashmir till the time accession verdict of the people of Kashmir has been expressed through fair and free plebiscite under supervision of UN forces. UN forces shall assist UN appointed plebiscite administrator in holding plebiscite and interim government and shall approve final appointment of UN secretary General’s nominee as UN plebiscite administrator in Kashmir.

Below is the complete text of UN resolution regarding Kashmir:

THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION FOR INDIA AND PAKISTAN Having received from the Governments of India and Pakistan in Communications, dated December 23 and December 25, 1948, respectively their acceptance of the following principles which are supplementary to the Commission's Resolution of August 13, 1948;
1. The question of the accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir to India or Pakistan will be decided through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite;
2. A plebiscite will be held when it shall be found by the Commission that the cease-fire and truce arrangements set forth in Parts I and II of the Commission's resolution of 13 August 1948, have been carried out and arrangements for the plebiscite have been completed;
(a) The Secretary-General of the United Nations will, in agreement with the Commission, nominate a Plebiscite Administrator who shall be a personality of high international standing and commanding general confidence. He will be formally appointed to office by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
(b) The Plebiscite Administrator shall derive from the State of Jammu and Kashmir the powers he considers necessary for organising and conducting the plebiscite and for ensuring the freedom and impartiality of the plebiscite.
(c) The Plebiscite Administrator shall have authority to appoint such staff or assistants and observers as he may require.
The steps which I had mentioned in first two paras are just a sketch, my insistence on UN forces deployment in Kashmir to conduct plebiscite in troubled valley of Kashmir is to ensure fair play, besides trouble part of Kashmir is with India currently where the life is at standstill due to freedom struggle of people of Kashmir. The part of Kasmir which is with Pakistan is peaceful so far but ceasefire violation on control line is adversely affecting its populace which are frequent and large in number. Pakistani authorities have reported more than two hundred violations of cease fire from India during past one year or so.

UN forces has to establish peace by pacifying groups involved in freedom struggle and of course in presence of neutral force in the valley chances of negotiated settlements with armed groups present in the valley will become more bright.

UN also has improved its monitoring systems and insights based conclusions regarding conflict resolution, thus in current age UN standards of measuring existence of true freedoms of the people in a specific country are scale and level of provision of economic, civil and political rights to the population, UN helps the people around the globe by monitoring of the level of provision of these rights to people by states and governments functioning in these states. I think that India and Pakistan and people of Kashmir as well can enjoy lasting freedom if civil, political and economic rights are being provided to the people in true sense of these terms. That is an enlightened and up to date option which can save people of Kashmir from going through trauma of outdated solution envisaged in UN Resolution regarding Kashmir.

UN section related to monitoring of economic, civil and political rights violations and responsible for creation of conducive conditions for promotion of these rights in UN member countries is a reflection of evolution through which UN is gone through after its formation soon after second world war. Now UN is quite capable of promoting education and awareness of these rights to give true meanings to the word freedom.

In subcontinent armed groups fighting for freedom are barely aware of the true version of freedom based upon extension of fundamental rights to the people they are fighting for dominance of ideologies deprived of having any compatibility with UN version of true freedom.

Even political parties in subcontinent are at the pattern of Fascist and Nazi organizations having no democracy within the party structure and system. So far only one political party in Pakistan has opted for within the party elections and probably so far it is the only political organization in subcontinent having democracy in it.

Fate of UN resolution regarding Kashmir in its original shape will be finally decided by UN it has its own observers to monitor control line, with enhanced quality of leadership and awareness in public here in subcontinent might help to enhance prospects of peace and to end violence emanated from communal conflict which has caused one million deaths soon after partition of subcontinent in 1947 and has caused displacements of ten million people according to BBC documentary four million people had migrated from Pakistan to India and six million people have migrated from India to Pakistan and among them one million people have lost their lives,

So far two major wars and good number of limited wars were fought between India and Pakistan because in violation of principle of partition that Muslim Majority areas will be included in Pakistan and Hindu majority areas will be included in India India has annexed Kashmir by use of force and some portion of it has been taken back by Pakistan, continuous conflict over Kashmir has made subcontinent a bleeding wound of Asia, the conflict has also diverted the resources of subcontinent towards wars and creation of war machinery thus worst scenes of poverty and deprivation and people living under subhuman conditions are visible all around in this region. I think that international community and UN both shall take this situation seriously because both India and Pakistan are now nuclear states, and UN shall take all the necessary steps to avert another war over Kashmir and shall come up with all necessary steps to resolve Kashmir issue by all means available to it.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Quality of education in KPK