Shahrukh Jatoi and hope in the Judicial System

I begin with The Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful

Today, I feel numb; disinterested, uninterested, indifferent and impassive. I was overjoyed when Shahrukh Jatoi was brought to justice for a senseless murder. But his early release from prison was never thought of, thanks to the price tag on the justice system.

The loss of Shahzeb Khan is overwhelming to his family members. So is the safety of his siblings and friends who have stood by him even after his death, just so path to justice could be paved. Rallying across the nation, they united the divided citizens by bringing them closer for a noble cause. Their motivation was the hatred for injustice which has paralyzed the society by bringing it down to its knees. Their demand was to put an end to oppression of justice by all means possible. Solidarity shown by the civil society and the media knocked the doors of those in realm of power. Their positive response conjured up a picture in the minds of Pakistanis; Speedy justice prevailing in the society, high hopes of reparation and no fear of retribution. Country will be on a path of civility after a prolonged period of barbarity. The poor will not suffer because of police brutality. Misuse of law will dissipate, leaving no chance for judicial atrocity. Society will flourish in character by showing hospitality. The world will praise Islam which has universality. Making our Creator happy will become an actuality. But!

Extravagant as our dream was, forgiving Shahrukh Jatoi made it far from reality.

This case is enough to make us look into the past of our judicial system. We see that it has failed us miserably and that we have suffered from extreme afflictions of injustices. From the treacherous killing of Liaquat Ali Khan to independence of Bangladesh, and from the assassination of Mir Murtaza Bhutto to the murder of Kamran Faisal, Pakistanis have been kept in dark. The duplicitous behavior of the politicians and judges have earned them a clandestine title of traitors. Their true colors are emerging everyday as dejected and distressed citizens are being left with no hope. For a polluted justice system like ours, Ibn e Khuldoon once said
فساد القضاء یفضی الی نھایۃ الدول
Judicial corruption leads to the demise of nations.

The price of freedom that Shahrukh Jatoi has paid is Rs 350 Crore (approximately USD 33 million). This money can neither bring back the unity shown by Pakistanis around the world nor it can restore the faith in the justice system that has already shattered after the elections of May 11. But it has taught an important lesson that, us Pakistanis will have to struggle on our own as no one will come to our help . We must take the destiny in our hands as the politicians have disappointed us to the point of no return. Their ill intentions have brought the country to a point, where it is facing an existential threat. People from all walks of life must huddle and find the solution to their problems and present it to those in power who have the fear of their Creator in them. With unambiguity in our goals, we will be on a path of being successful, taking back the name infected by the venom of hatred and corruption, hence becoming the people who are truly from The Land of The Pure.

Faisal Raza Abidi vs Chief Justice

I begin With the name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful.

After watching this video, I have come to a substantive reality that Mr Faisal Raza Abidi is a domesticated goon of Asif Ali Zardari. A thug who uses nonsensical, ludicrous and moronic approach to attack the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr Iftikhar Chaudhary. A career criminal like Abidi can’t stand the reputable honesty of the Chief Justice hence he uses preposterous and idiotic statements to malign the Judicial system of our beloved country. His views are quite destructive considering the fragile situation the Nation is facing.

In the beginning of his speech, when he Praised Allah The Majestic, His Prophet (PBUH) and His family (May God be Pleased with Them), Abidi was asked to limit his speech as others may need a chance to speak. He challenged the authority, by rejecting any jurisdiction of the person in charge, spoke and hurled obscenities against the Chief Justice, despite understanding that he is not the intended target. Faisal Raza kept linking the crimes of Arsalan Iftikhar back to his father just to prove that even the Judiciary is not free from corruption convincing people that the court system in Pakistan they have trusted for over 4 years is out to get PPP.

The timing of Abidi’s Senate speech is nevertheless questionable. As elections are approaching, the ruling party is realizing that they havent given anything to the poor people of Pakistan. Mounting cases of corruption are making front page news. Economy is in shambles. Pakistan Steel Mill is needing yet another bailout package, Aviation and Railway are bankrupt to the bones. Taxpayers money is depleting at an alarming rate resulting in run away inflation. That is translating into soaring food prices and is making the livelihoods of people even more difficult. To top it all, there is anarchy in the country. Target killing in Karachi, sectarian violence in Quetta, lawlessness in Lahore and cruel atrocities in Peshawar is making Pakistan look like a banana republic. The situation is quite damaging for PPP, which for better or worst, has failed to address the dilemmas they have been facing in their 5 years of tenure.

To divert the attention of the public, a hooligan like Faisal Raza Abidi has been hired to play the game of judicial victimization. By lecturing the masses on the subject of “victimology” on primetime television, an ambience of confusion will be created. Its outcome will be an emergence of a “political martyr”, earning our rulers a vote of sympathy in the ballot box. That will produce another 5 years of infected democracy in Pakistan which is already polluted with deteriorated system of government.

Let us pray that May Allah, The Soveriegn protect our country from the evil of the Pharoah’s of today like Faisal Raza Abidi and Asif Ali Zardari and punish them for hurting and inflicting the pain of poverty on the under priviledged people of our beloved country, Pakistan.

Ameen Ya Rabb Al Alameen

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P.S: This piece was written on October 19, 2012 after Faisal Raza Abidi’s speech in the Senate. Feel free to leave any comments. Thanks.

Democracy and Justice

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I begin with the name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful

The recent rhetorical attack by Fasih Bukhari on the Supreme Court of Pakistan is causing galvanizing disturbance in the politics of the country. His letter to President Zardari about judicial pressures has exhilirated and invogarated PPP’s tough stance on the judiciary. With its pestiferous and pernicious content, the ruling elite has proved once again, that the third branch of government is the prominent cause for their downfall.

As perceptible and illustrious the reputation of judiciary is, the same cannot be said for our rulers. Their action lacking promises have earned them everything but respect in the eyes of people. An example of Mr. Zardari can be given who enjoys a decorative description in the political circle; “President par-excellence of corruption”. A clandestine prerogative he has maintained for five years. This sophistical and surreptitious act has caused the development of our country to come to a screeching halt. Advancement in every discipline has slowed the nation down to embarrassing levels. Struggle for basic needs have become a painful chore amidst deteriorating law and order situation. Ambience of rivalries and antagonism are being created because of injustice in the society. Recent cases of Shahzeb Khan and Kamran Faisal murder cases have shaken the helpless citizens of Pakistan to their core. Powerless as they are, these two incidents have resulted in the creation of animosity and dissension towards the ruling elite.

Since the executive and legislative branches of government have failed to deliver on their promises in their five years of tenure, people have looked up to the Supreme Court to intervene on their behalf. Chief Justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary has been known to people as a hero who stands up to the elite by reminding them of their oath. This has caused a resentment within the rulers, especially Pakistan Peoples Party. With their claims of being sacrificial lambs, they have defied nearly all his orders. To malign him, different tactics have been used. From Nasim Bukhari and Malik Riaz to Faisal Raza Abidi, PPP didnt leave any stone unturned. Even Mr Chaudhary’s own son, Arsalan was used against him but that also failed to shift the public opinion about him. The confrontation became more clear when National Accountability Bureau was ordered to arrest the Prime Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf for corruption in Rental Power Project.

Crisis between the government and justice system have deepened even more now that Fasih Bukhari have accused it of hindering the ability to do his job as Chairman NAB. This seems to be the last attempt on the part of ruling elite to defame the judiciary. If Bukhari’s request is granted, it may halt any investigations and inquiries against all corrupt officials. That could lead the the two branches of the country to a collision course, granting one victory over another. If the judiciary wins, it will strengthen the public’s belief on it, paving the way for elimination of corruption from the society. But if the executive wins, it will gain “political victory”, a dream come true for them, weakening any hopes of reparations. The writing will be on the wall for the judges that Democracy, not Justice “is the best revenge”.

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P.S: This piece was written on January 30th, 2013 as a response to the show “Off The Record” with Kashif. Due to difficulties in importing my comments, I am posting it here. Feel Free to leave any comments.

Bahawalpur Janubi Punjab (BJP)

I begin with the name of Allah, the Compassionate, The Merciful.

The topic of new provinces is not new to us. Pakistan Peoples Party and its allies have always told their voters about the woes and afflictions Southern Punjab is facing. With conviction, they have vowed to form another Province of “Bahawalpur Janubi Punjab”. This has nonetheless, caused a lot of stir in the political circle particularly from Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) where the new would be province has been abbreviated as BJP.

But, what is the reason behind the creation of new provinces?

The answer is simple but brutally harsh. A bird’s eye view of the pitiful situation of our people can provide an incontrovertible and unambiguous evidence of humiliation they go through everyday. From absence of electricity for days to long lines for petrol and CNG tells immeasurable and prodigious tales of “good governance” and “deliverance”. To add insult to the injury, massive cases of corruption make headlines on front page. Not to mention, the statement of Fasih Bukhari that a staggering 12 billion rupees (approximately $95 million dollars) are lost daily to racketeering in every profitable sector.

Comparing the promises of the people in power with the strident conditions in their constituencies show a striking contrast in their mellifluous claims of honoring their oath. As preposterously rich they have grown, their communities have plunged into depths of poverty and destitution. From the looks of the mansions, the powerful, seem to have born with silver spoons in their mouths. But in reality, they have snatched the last bite of bread from the poor; leaving them struggling for crumbs. Sitting in their comfortable houses and lodges, they lecture the public about the greatness of the policies and ammendments making them hypnotized with their eloquence.

As elections are approaching, our ruler are realizing that nothing has been done for the country. Their promises are lacking actions. The venom of their inability has given birth to a shibboleth; new provinces. Should the effort succeed, people will begin to suffer even more. This will cause run away inflation in the economy hence giving birth to instability in the country. Anarchy and disregard of law will increase, resulting in rising of hostility between different ethnic and religious factions. Violence will be on its peak and so will be the loss of life. All this to promote “Democracy”; also known as “the best revenge”.
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P.S: This piece was written on 28th of January 2013 as a response to “Live With Talat”. Due to difficulties in importing my comment, I have posted it here again. Feel free to leave your comments. Thanks.

Karachi

I begin with the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful.

Karachi is a wonderful city in our beloved country of Pakistan. As one of the most populous city in the nation it has 20 million precious treasures living in it. People from indigenous backgrounds have migrated to this vibrant metropolis making it an economic hub and a center where zest of life enjoys at its peak. Devotion is a title it maintains in the development of the country.

Alongside all the magnificient and phenomenal attributes Karachi enjoys, it also possesses the qualities of hell on earth. Target killing, extortion, kidnap for ransom on daily bases have made the citizens live a life of of torment and misery. Lawlessness and disorder are unrestrained resulting in the law enforcement agencies earning a bad reputation. Political parties have extremist and militant wings that are fighting over the control of territory. Terrorism is on an all time high that has given Karachi a title of a state within a state. Misinformation and misleading statements on the part of the media in determining the troublemaker have raised questions on its conduct. Pointing towards a “third force” and yet failing to name it is making it an accomplice in the pathetic situation of the city.

The citizens are forced to listen to the perversion of truth by their leaders who appear on national television promising to bring peace and tranquility. Claims of bringing people together and cessation of violence raises questions on their loyalty to the country. As educated as they look, they are equally untamed, uncontrollable and ferocious barbarians. Their actions are menacingly wild like their vicious words. The Quran depicts their actions in these verses

وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمۡ لَا تُفۡسِدُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّمَا نَحۡنُ مُصۡلِحُونَ (١١) أَلَآ إِنَّهُمۡ هُمُ ٱلۡمُفۡسِدُونَ وَلَـٰكِن لَّا يَشۡعُرُونَ (١٢)

And when it said unto them: act not corruptly on the earth, they say: we are but reconcilers. (11) Lo! verily it is they who are the corrupters, and yet they perceive not. (Surat Al Baqara Verse 11 and 12) .

An observation about the stake holders should make us ask a question. Does it look like they have a solution to the problem? The answer is obvious and clear as day light. Consistent failures have made them helpless who are determined to make us hopeless. It is them who are responsible for the failures but are unable to acknowledge it. They are the agents of Dajjal whom The Prophet of Allah (PBUH) warned about 1432 years ago.

The Quran is the Most Powerful Book on Earth and we must use it to reunite our selves against all odds. The Voice of Muhammad Bin Abdullah (PBUH) is The Strongest of All human beings. His predictions about the Last Hour (آخر الزمان) are coming true day after day. We must repent on our shortcomings and wrongdoings. The biggest violation we have done is rejecting the word of Allah and accepting the lies of those representing us in the parliament. Remorse on our actions and seeking forgiveness from the Almighty will result in His Help in confronting all the difficulties. Through His Mercy, we will withstand the uncontrollable conditions of the future.
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Jugglers

I begin with the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful.

Jugglers or circus performers are a part of our society who have been largely ignored and abandoned. Tough economic conditions force them to stay away from their homes. Travelling from small towns to big cities, their lives are a metaphor of vagabonds. Neglect from the public officials and irrecognition from the public have made them a social outcast.

The tough financial and security situation in Pakistan has made life impossible for an average joe. To distract the attention from the woes and affliction of daily lives, people have turned to affordable forms of entertainment. An example of Lucky Irani Circus can be given. A small ad in a local newspaper is placed, which attracts a huge crowd from all over the country. People are entertained and facscinated by creative tricks of jugglers and magicians. Children are mesmerized by observing a world of virtual reality. The performers try their best to amuse the spectators, who return the favor by rounds of applause. The event continues for a whole day and at night, the entertainers go back to their tents preparing for another day of neverending cycle of hard labor.

This persistent, unchanging and continuously perpetual rhythm of travel is a routine for them. Living a life of unsettling poverty and destitution, they wander from one town to another hoping to get a chance of better living. Some jugglers stay away from their houses for longer periods while others choose to keep their families with them. The kids receive home schooling from the parents just so they can learn reading and writing. Aside from basic education, they also get exposed to the world of jugglery by acquiring the skills, honoring the legacy of their elders . The succession continues from one generation to another in a sequence that sees no end.

Jugglers have a face and life that has yet to be observed by the public. Years of bitter experiences make them have an impenetrable personality which makes them go unnoticed. The government must play a vital role in improving their economic conditions. Educational programs should be launched by television as well as social media in highlighting the tough circumstances they endure in their lifetime. Through proper information, we will be able to accept them for who they are. That will make our society an example for the rest of the world which is making every effort in the pursuit of happiness.——————————————————————–

P.S: This piece was written on November 2nd of 2012 as a response to a video on ZemTV. The link is here; http://bit.ly/1askGso. Due to difficulties in importing my comment, I had to re-type it here. Feel Free to post ur comments. Thanks.

Eunuchs (Hijjray)

I begin with the name of a Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful

Eunuchs are a section of our society that has been prevented from witnessing even basic moments of happiness. The cycle of cruelty begins when they are abandoned by their own familes. The pain of seperation is quite unbearable. To overcome the affliction, they pretend to stay happy. Leading their daily lives in tough circumstances, dancing in parties and social gatherings is an everyday hustle to earn a meagre wage. Pretentiously smiling, they downplay their feelings just so others can remain happy in their world.

The misery doesnt stop there. Prolonged suffering of loneliness and bitterness of the society takes a mental toll on some eunuchs, making them drug addicts. A few end up prostituting themselves just to make ends meet. That leads to sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. A lethal cocktail of Untimely diagnosis, abject poverty and inadequate health facilities contribute to the demise of the eunuch. The stinging hostility of the society bars them from burying their dead during day light. But some God fearing people, free from venom of hatred, help them by putting the deceased in their final resting place.

The reason behind the creation of Eunuchs is only known by Allah, the Architect of this Universe. His Wisdom is beyond the humans intelligence. All we are asked to do is to be kind to them. Instead we have made their life a metaphor of a trial which begins with the curse of despondency and ends in the calamity of gloom and desolation.

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P.S. This piece was written on 19th October 2012 as a response to a video on ZemTV. Here is the link; http://bit.ly/14udycp. Due to difficulties in importing my comment on word press, I had to re type it here. Feel free to leave your comments. Thanks