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LUBP must stop defending Zardari League (ZPPP) – by Laibaah

Zardari League (ZPPP) is co-chaired by Asif Zardari and General Kayani

As things stand now, your defense of the Zardari league that PPP has become is very disappointing. I have been following your blog for some time and and have even emailed and DMed my views to your editors and writers concerning this. Why are you all not writing more critical posts on Zardari!

It seems that PPP is now speaking the voice of the establishment. Everytime Rehman Malik opens his mouth, it seems that Gen. Pasha is doing the talking.

More specifically, Zardari League has failed Pakistan on the blockade of the Parachinar-Thal road and the continual massacre of Shia Muslims by the Taliban. Why is Zardari silent on this?

Are you aware that MQM’s leader Mr. Farroq Sattar and PTI spokesperson, Mr. Kazmi have also supported the protests in Islamabad by the youths of Parachinar. Here is the news item:

Hundreds of residents of under-siege Parachinar here on Friday castigated president, prime minister and political parties for what they called their criminal silence over the 0.5 million population’s plight at the hands of militants. They called upon the rulers to either honour their commitments made on several occasions with the Jirga delegates and MNAs belonging to Fata or step down in case they could not make secure the only road link between Kurram Agency and rest of Pakistan. The protesters, mostly youth, took out a rally and staged a sit-in near the Parliament House. All political parties, barring Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf completely ignored the event.

Both PPP and ANP have been a huge disappointment. These were the parties all progressive Pakistanis were looking to for taking an initiative but it seems they are too busy saving their coalition, and did not even participate in or support the Parachinar’s youth protest.

For LUBP to thrive, you have to be more critical of Zardari league. With their stance on Parachinar and the public support for rogue organizations by Rehman Malik, the mouthpiece of Kayani and Pasha, the Zardari league has shown that it has failed Pakistan. More recently, Zardari’s handpicked PM, Gilani said ISI is subservient to the Government of Pakistan. Should this be taken as an admission of the ZPPP’s complicity in the massacre of the Baloch, the Pashtuns and the Shias by Pakistan army and its proxies and partners? Call out Zardari and his league, otherwise you risk becoming another civil society blog!

I very much regret to note that despite the fact that Asif Zardari himself is of Baloch origin, he and his party seem to have completely given into the Pakistan army machinery and agencies in their massacre of Baloch nationalists. It is a matter of great shame that today barring some notable exceptions (such as Malik Siraj Akbar of The Baloch Haal) the very few voices claiming to stand for Baloch rights are also infested with certain refined ISI trolls and sectarian polemicists.

My worry is that by remaining silent on ZPPP’ s complicity in Shia massacare in Parachinar and Baloch massacre in Balochistan, LUBP is fast becoming another CFD, a project noble in its intentions and beginning but which has been ultimately hijacked by the Supreme Court apologists and urban chatterati making a fast buck by selling stories of the poor and oppressed, while adding to their miseries.

More and more LUBP appears to me like a fascist organization which tries to bully into silence any one criticizing the Zardari league. I hope that instead of being unreasonably hostile to critical voices, the editors and authors of the LUBP blogzine will sincerely consider my humble criticism.

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  • While we disagree with Ms. Marri, we nonetheless have decided to publish this post to show our respect for the freedom of speech.

    Critical feedback is always welcome. Unlike other insecure / civil society writers or blogs, we are open to criticism, and welcome everyone to participate.

  • ISI acts under govt instructions: Gilani

    * PM rejects impression that ISI has ventured into any project without government’s knowledge

    * Says intelligence agencies are subservient to govt and are not involved in any act that is against national interests

    * Govt won’t let anyone weaken institutions

    * Those who want to come into govt through undemocratic means should show patience

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Wednesday rejected the claims that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had ventured into any project without the government’s knowledge. Gilani said that the country’s intelligence agencies were subservient to the government and were not involved in any act that was against national interests. “If the ISI has taken some step, it has been done with our backing,” said the prime minister as he responded to the allegations levelled by Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan during the National Assembly’s session.

    He clarified that the ISI chief’s visit to the US was not a new thing but an old practice to share intelligence for defence cooperation, and added that it would continue in the future. The government, said Gilani, would not compromise and undermine national interests at any cost, adding that “we do not want anyone to weaken our state institutions”. He declared in clear terms that the ISI chief had been working under the instructions of the government, and said that one should not lend ears to rumours being spread about the intelligence agencies.

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C04%5C28%5Cstory_28-4-2011_pg1_1

  • I think you missed out my post Ms Marri

    Titled: Utter Shame PM Gilani and Rehman Malik

    http://criticalppp.com/archives/47055

    Secondly, what you mean by Zardari League simply shows you are obsessed with one man alone, as is the problem with several others who have divided individuals into ‘Angels’ and ‘Demons’.

    Many of us here are members of the PPP and we know better than you wether or not what kind of a League it is. It is very much our PPP and we enjoy full liberties to criticize anyone in the Party or the policies within the party discipline.

    The so called lawyers and civil society of Pakistan along with their rightist counterparts are quick to question Zardari and PPP. Why don’t you organize a long march to parachinar or to GHQ in particular? You owned the long march and boast to have forced zardari into submission in march 2009. You judiciary in place, shamefully releasing terrorists and rapists every other day. Why not take an initiative of a long march to parachinar. Burn rehman malik and zardari’s effigees ‘ALONG WITH THAT OF KIYANI AND PASHA’. By God. PPP workers will lead the march.

  • I totally agree with laiba . I think Mr zardari should declare this party as the ZPPP which consists of his sisters , jail mates , business frnds ,and cousins and all the friends . BB named pervaiz elahi if she was killed . And Mr zardari is making him the DPM just to save his govt .this is the violation of party discipline at the highest level . Mr jahangir badar who will take action now .

  • Bhai agar ppp itni he majboor ho kar govt kar rahi ha tu kia zaroorat ha aisi hakoomat ki wesay bhe ppp nay hum logon ko dia he kia ha hum tu vote day kar pachta rahay han benazir kay sath ppp bhe dafan ho gye ha yea sirf mafaad parastoon ka tola ha