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Nawaz Sharif’s cowardly lies and inaction threatens to derail democracy in Pakistan

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It is only the arrogance and duplicity of the murderous PML N regime that has brought the situation to such as impasse.  For weeks, Nawaz Sharif, his cronies and his commercial liberal collaborators have leaked stories about a scriptwriter.  Essentially, they were pointing fingers at the army to delegitimize the protests of PAT and PTI.  As the events unfolded, and notwithstanding the lies circulated earlier, it was Nawaz Sharif and his own party who dragged the army into a mess that could have been resolved with democratic grace.  However, for all their overuse of terms like “democracy” and “constitution”, Nawaz Sharif, his party thugs and his commercial liberal sycophants remain rooted in the dictatorial era of General Zia ul Haq. 

The continuing protests by Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf are essentially about two major wrongdoings by the current Nawaz Sharif government.  The first is the Model Town Massacre conducted by the Punjab police under  Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in which over 100 innocent men and women Sufi devotees were brutally gunned down or sent to the hospital in critical condition.  The other is about the wide scale rigging allegations by PML N-influenced Punjab caretaker government under PML N hatchet man, Najam Sethi.  PTI was the party that has clearly lost the most due to this rigging.

To be fair, PTI has been protesting about this rigging since the allegations concluded in May 2013.  They have filed writ petitions, moved multiple resolutions in parliament and presented several compromise solutions to the current Nawaz Sharif regime before taking to peaceful protests in the Islamabad capital.   In the beginning, their demands were restricted to simply conducting a limited vote audit in four constituencies.  Even if all of these audits went against the PML N, they would still be able to hold on to their simple majority as well as on to their Deobandi Islamist allies like Mahmood Khan Achakzai and JUI F.

 

Even PML N's Media Wing, aka JANG group contradicting the lies of PML N Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar
Even PML N’s Media Wing, aka JANG group contradicting the lies of PML N Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar

For a detailed collection of various statments by PML N media wings as well as other PML N stooges that contradict the lies of PM Nawaz Sharif, please refer to Army chief’s meeting with Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri: Why is Nawaz Sharif lying? – by Moeed Pirzada

For years, the JANG Group media touts patronized by PML N have been glorifying Nawaz Sharif as an “anti establishment” icon.  This farcical representation clearly does not comply with facts! This has its roots in the lawyer’s movement which was ostensibly supported by then DG ISI General Kiyani on whose pressure as the COAS, the dubious and corrupt Rana Iftikhar Chaudhary was reinstated as Chief Justice.  Nawaz Sharif was also alleged to be the primary funder of this discredited movement – it is obvious that the higher judiciary is deeply biased in favour of PML N and reduced to being the legal team of a corrupt, Pro Taliban government.

During all these years, Nawaz Sharif , his brother Shahbaz Sharif and other PML N cronies like Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan continued to stay cosy with midnight meetings with COAS General Kiyani.  Nawaz Sharif, with his public collaboration with the army and Judiciary during the Memogate crisis, continued to undermine the previous elected PPP government until finally reducing the PPP Sindh under Zardari and his son, into a B-team for the PML N.

Nawaz Sharif and former COAS, General Kiyani also proliferated the Saudi  agenda in Pakistan which included the increased patronage of Deobandi terrorist organizations like ASWJ-LeJ, JeM and the Taliban as well as Salafi groups like LeT.

It was only the protest movement by the united Sunni (Barelvi/Sufi) – Shia-Christian platform under PAT as well as the political party PTI that has threatened to change the status quo in Pakistan. After weeks of blaming the Army as the script writer, it turns out that the real script of derailing Democracy in Pakistan was being written by no other than Mr. Nawaz Sharif himself. 

Commercial liberals continued to spout conspiracy theories about the Army writing the script of this derailment of democracy, when it fact, it was the PML N who did this all along.   A combination of Deobandi-inspired sectarian prejudice against Sunni Barelvis, Shias and Christians under the PAT platform as well as the patronage and largesse by PML N has exposed these liberals as nothing more than dishonest and compromised spokespersons of Jati Umra.  A spineless PPP simply refused to take a position even when the FIR of the Model Town Massacre was being deliberately impeded by the thuggish PML N regime.

In the end, Democracy in Pakistan is not being derailed due to an imaginary script written at GHQ. Democracy has been derailed by overly hyped cowards and liars like Nawaz Sharif and his collection of cronies, including the once popular PPP.  Democracy is under threat in Pakistan because of the hubris of the PML N regime.  When a proper police report (FIR) cannot be launched two months after the PML N government ordered the massacre an anti-Taliban Sunni Sufi group, then democracy is being derailed.

 

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    Shoaib Mir said:

    Who asked the COAS to intervene? The plot THICKENS!
    Going by the body language alone, TuQ and SMQ looked quite their usual confident selves but the PM I’m afraid looked anything but unruffled in the parliament.
    Mind you two former American Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton were IMPEACHED by their parliament for lying to the nation!

    Syed Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji said:

    There you go again. Dragging facts in to the arguement Shoaib Mir. Until yesterday, Commercial Liberal Collaborators of Nawaz regime and selective human rights lawyers like Asma Jehangir and Aitzaz Ahsan (both closet PML N Jiyalas) were still able to make a weak arguement about the Great Script writer. Turns out the script writer was the Loin, ooops Lion of Jati Umra, Comrade Noora. Now, they are reduced to lies.

  • Three days, two visits: PM Nawaz meets COAS
    By Dawn.com | Mateen Haider
    Updated about 23 hours ago
    Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif (L) and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo
    Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif (L) and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo
    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif and discussed the prevailing political situation in the country, DawnNews reported.

    Credible sources told Dawn that PM Nawaz took the COAS into confidence over the several rounds of talks that the government had held with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leadership. Both agreed on the need to resume dialogue in order to end the political deadlock in the country.

    The premier made it clear that the government had shown flexibility on certain matters during talks with the PTI and PAT leadership, however, he said that certain demands made by the PTI and PAT were against the Constitution.

    The premier also took the COAS into confidence over registration of First Information Report (FIR) on the Model Town incident and assured him that all government functionaries, including ministers, nominated in the FIR would extend full cooperation.

    Take a look: Govt negotiators ‘non-serious’: Qadri

    This is the second such meeting in a week between the premier and the COAS, the first was held on Tuesday, August 26 during which the two had agreed to immediately resolve the political cul-de-sac.

    Also read: Nawaz, army chief agree to ‘resolve ongoing issue expeditiously’

    A political deadlock currently clouds the horizon of the country as two political parties PTI and PAT have been holding anti-government protests for more than two weeks.

    The protesters holding sit-ins in the federal capital are demanding the ouster of the premier through his resignation, with PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri calling for an overhaul of the system altogether.

    According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the military is close to an agreement which would result in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif relinquishing control of security affairs and strategic foreign policy.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1128352/three-days-two-visits-pm-nawaz-meets-coas

  • In response to Chaudhry Nisar’s press conference:
    Facilitator: A message-carrying pigeon.
    Mediator: Parent stepping-in to stop kids’ fight.
    Guarantor: One with the gun.
    Guess which one is Pakistan army?
    (Source: Twitter)

  • Model Town tragedy: Dissenting note in JIT report pins blame on Shahbaz
    By Asad KharalPublished: August 25, 2014
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    A file photo of clashes between PAT supporters and police. PHOTO: MEHMOOD QURESHI/EXPRESS
    LAHORE: In what is bound to provide fodder for protest rallies already calling for heads to roll, a number of members of a joint investigation team (JIT) investigating the Model Town shootings held the Shahbaz Sharif-led government responsible for the tragic incident, The Express Tribune has learnt.
    According to sources, a few members of the JIT – which comprises representatives of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Police, Special Branch (SB) and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) – have included an ‘Ikhtilafi’ (dissenting) note in the report, which pins the blame on the lower cadres of the police force.
    The note states that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, then Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah, then principal secretary to the chief minister Dr Tauqeer Shah and other senior police officers were directly or indirectly responsible for the killing of over a dozen PAT workers.
    At least 14 PAT workers were killed and over 100 people were injured when police clashed with PAT workers on June 17 in front of Tahirul Qadri’s residence in Model Town, Lahore.
    According to sources, Punjab police, the Special Branch, CTD and civilian spy agency, IB, tried to indict low-ranking police officials by convincing the Superintendent of Police (SP) Model Town to admit that he had only ordered policemen to open aerial fire after PAT workers opened fire on the police. The SP’s statement, however, could not be supported by any evidence because no weapons were recovered from PAT workers.
    Further, in the dissenting note, the officials said that the FIR registered by the police on the Model Town incident should be discharged because PAT had not accepted it, no witnesses of the aggrieved party had appeared and the police had hidden key facts pertaining to the case.
    Despite the JIT’s recommendations, Faisal Town police station has refused to register a case according to the PAT application in which 21 persons, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, have been named.
    The 32-page JIT report has been submitted to the Punjab home secretary, Punjab inspector general of police and other concerned officials, sources familiar with the matter told The Express Tribune.
    On Thursday, due to the completion of the investigation and submission of a charge sheet, an Anti-Terrorism Court sent four policemen, including Station House Officer (SHO) Sheikh Amir Saleem, Elite Force Inspector Hafiz Athar and two other low-ranking officials, on a 14-day judicial remand for their alleged involvement in the Model Town tragedy. The police said that the investigation process had been completed and there was no need to remand any other officials.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/753398/model-town-tragedy-dissenting-note-in-jit-report-pins-blame-on-shahbaz/

  • مادر چود الطاف اور حرامی زرداری تو ایسے بن رہے ہیں جسے ان کی حکومتوں نے دودھ اور شہد کی نہریں بہا دیں تھیں … ان مافقوں کی حرامزدگی کی وجہ سے ہی شریف ہیجڑے اب تک حکومت کر رہے ہیں

    معصوم لوگ جو لاہور میں مر گئے ان کا خون ضرور رنگ لائے گا

    سب حرامی کنجر اور ہیجڑے اپنی ماں کی قص مارتے مارتے خصی ہو چکے ہیں ، ان سب کو گانڈ میں قادری اور زانی خان کا مڑا ہوا لللا ….

    مریم اور آصفہ کی گانڈ میں قادری کا لن