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Are you Able?
Don’t be judgmental,
Never run after love,
let it be accidental.
Killing your conscience,
You call me crazy,
i say m being stable
You use an auto-check,
Lol go play scrabble.
Never play with ducks,
if u wanna be an eagle.
Smoking in to get high,
lungs cancer is fatal.
You come out and say,”Fuck the world”,
i say “For u, hibernation is favorable.”
Forgot your family and got money,
everyone says “Aww, u are so lovable.”
Zardari is a social dog,
referred as “respectable”!
Our motto is “Live and let live”,
forgets to mention “terms and conditions are applicable”
Twilight saga is an old school,
peace is now fictional.!
Science has moved onto nano,mili and pico
Indians summed it all by singing “bas aik pal” =P
We love the papers of love written to us,
but um aren’t trees are also hug-able?
Exposure and contrary to our culture,
oh! look who is that fashionable?!
My whole rhyme rhymes,
isn’t that incredible?!!!
You, Sir, are an idiot...
Dear Mr. President, I hope this note finds you in your yellow pajamas and red tee so that you don’t look anymore ridiculous reading it. In fact, I hope this note finds you in a place where you are trying to appease your dead wife. I won’t be sorry if it does find you in your grave. I won’t even be surprised if it found you in her grave trying to find any evidence of the original will. Anyhow, the purpose of this extremely random rant is that it somehow finds you. Sir, you are a joke of a president. In fact, I’m insulting “joke” by comparing it to you. You, sir, are an extremely dim-witted, morally corrupt, socially inappropriate, ethically blind and physically challenged president. The sooner you become victim of a suicide bombing or an assasination, the better it will be for the nation. Although, even if you somehow manage to die, I know that your equally dim-witted, morally corrupt, socially inappopriate, ethically blind and physically challenged son will take over the reigns of his long-lost sultanate. Anyhow, coming to the topic of this rant, I’ve heard that the monkeys that you call your cabinet have decided to disbandon HEC. Sir, killing your wife was one thing but killing the future of so many future students of Pakistan can not be pardoned. You, Sir, are an idiot of the highest order and it gets proven over and over again. Just how this nation has managed to elect you as their president remains the biggest mystery to me. Sir, the privileged few like you can send their children abroad for their higher education, but please step out of your delusional bubble and realize that most of the Pakistanis can’t afford that. May be you think that the quality of education in Pakistan has shot up dramatically under your highly effective reign, but let me remind you it has not. May be you should ask your beloved children to come back and study at any government educational institute. Then you’ll realize how things are. May be there is a hidden altruistic reason behind all this. May be you’ve disbandoned HEC to reduce their budgetary burden from the national exchequer and want to finance all the students from your unlimited supply of highly dubious funds. Sir, if that’s the case, please let me know asap. I will withdraw all my earlier statements. Pigs will fly. Misbah will win a match against India singlehandedly. Mosquitoes won’t bite humans. Ijaz Butt will resign. Zuckerberg will convert to Islam and Bill Gates will pay off Pakistan’s debt. Hope you get this note in your grave, Till then, Your loving citizen. by: Ahmad Hassan
“A DEBILITATING confrontation between Pakistan’s army and its civilian government, a kind of slow-motion showdown that has persisted through four years of Asif Zardari’s presidency, broke out into open hostilities this week. At the same time, the government is fighting a battle with the courts, which the generals hope will force Mr Zardari and his coterie from power, thus sparing them the trouble of staging a coup. The courts’ threat to the government should reach its climax in the coming week.”— […] Those who suspect that the current government is about to be sent packing say that the sudden urgency is because of the elections for the senate, which are coming up in March. Mr Zardari’s party, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), is expected to gain a blocking majority. But in fact a coup now is unlikely. The army has enough on its plate: a conflict against Pakistani extremists in the north-west; a resolution for Afghanistan left to stitch up; and then an apparent lack of solutions for the country’s dire economic problems. The Economist Pakistan’s recurrent problems… Will the military ever change their attitude? They are always back to square one as long as they think themselves as the only owners of the country and keep being paranoids.
A potential crisis looming in Pakistan?
The sequence of events in Pakistan is troubling
- Memogate and Haqqani’s (Ambassador to US) resignation.
- Indignation from the Military already embarrassed with a dead Osama next to their military compound in Abbottabad.
- Nawaz Shariff filing petition with the Supreme Court, essentially making the memogate a 4 corner contest between the Supreme Court, the Government, the Military, and the Opposition. The Government seems to stand alone in this contest while the other three are rumored to be a tag team.
- Imran Khan and his hugely successful rallies. Given that he has until now only been a marginal player in the power stakes of Islamabad.
- General Musharraf announcing his return to Pakistan.
- and today the Supreme Court warning to the Government that action can be taken against the Prime Minister and the President because corruption cases are not being re-opened. The President enjoys constitutionally protected immunity. The current stand-off adds to the instability.
There is much more to this than meets the eye and don’t be surprised if things change quickly. Also the sequence of events are not complete and I expect a few more turn of events before things stabilize.
The most likely scenario is the end (or temporary halt) of Zardari’s political ambitions and an exile. The worst scenario is another constitutional crisis as the civilian authorities, the chief justice and the military try to get the better of each other. A coup is most unlikely, given that the Military is mindful of adverse reactions from the US. That also looks like to be the behind the scene reasoning to rock the boat through the Justice system.
The Lies They Tell Us:
Mosharraf Zaidi, my brotherly mentor and one of my favorite writers, speaks up and takes the perfect confrontational tone for the government on their lack of honesty towards the nation. You must take the time out to read his brilliant piece for Foreign Policy. Hoping this reaches Zardari, Gillani, Pasha and Kayani first thing in the sweet morning.
Three hours after U.S. President Barack Obama announced Osama bin Laden’s death from the East Room of the White House, I found myself sitting in the Jadoon Shopping Plazain Abbottabad, Pakistan — the resort town where the killing had happened eight hours earlier — talking with a man named Sohaib Athar. The owner of the Twitter account named @ReallyVirtual, Athar had just achieved a strange sort of celebrity as the man who had inadvertently live-tweeted the climax of the most expensive, most hyped, and, at times, most surreal manhunt in history. Several hours before the world would learn who had died in the Abbotabad night, he tweeted: “Since taliban (probably) don’t have helicpoters, and since they’re saying it was not “ours”, so must be a complicated situation.” Complicated indeed. When we met later, Athar said he “never imagined it would be bin Laden, at the bottom of it all.”
Moving to Abbottabad, Athar says, was to avoid the increasing chaos in Lahore where suicide blasts and terrorist attacks have become a common occurrence.
One of the founders of a Lahore-based U.S. technology startup, Athar moved his family to Abbottabad two years ago. He was getting tired of the guilt associated with deflecting his six-year-old son’s constant questions about suicide bombings and terrorist violence, things that have become regular features of life for residents of Lahore. He chose Abbottabad because of its reputation for serenity and safety, and upon arrival decided to make his own contribution to the community: a sleek and modern café that serves quite exceptional coffee and plays great music, opened by Athar and his wife after they discovered that their new environs were lacking a decent gathering place for young people. Everything was going fine until Sunday night, when a U.S. military helicopter fell out of the sky over the city. At the time, Athar tweeted ”The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there’s report of a flash. People saying it could be a drone.” Later, he wrote “Funny, moving to Abbottabad was part of the ‘being safe’ strategy.”
This part by Mosharraf made me smile so much, my cheeks began hurting. There is so much hope in Pakistanis.
If Athar’s story is deeply ironic, it also speaks volumes about the lives of ordinary and decent Pakistanis today. If the Pakistani state’s duplicity and dysfunction represent darkness and fear, Athar’s story — in which a highly skilled, educated young man moves from a broken Pakistani city to a beautiful one and attempts to improve it further — represents hope and light. His bewilderment at how violence has chased him is the bewilderment of a whole country.
What happens next in Pakistan? Mosharraf phrases it sharply and honestly:
… in Pakistan, where bin Laden allegedly made his home for years — some reports suggest as many as five — the killing of the founder and leader of al Qaeda is not the end of a story. It is, sadly and inevitably, the beginning of a new chapter in an epic saga of death, destruction, deception and degeneration in Pakistan. If Americans are confused about exactly what Pakistan is up to, they need to get in line. Pakistanis are more confused — utterly so.
Who’s behind this utter confusion and rage that is brewing in the land of pure?
This confusion has been carefully cultivated by a national elite whose singular focus is the accumulation of wealth, at all costs. In the near-decade since 9/11, Pakistan’s generals, judges, politicians, and bureaucrats have constructed two separate and equally effective narratives. To the West, they sold the bin Laden version of Pakistan: a fanatical nation, full of restless natives armed to the teeth with hatred and — if the West wasn’t careful — nukes. To ordinary Pakistanis, they sold the Ugly American version of the rest of the world: a big bad Uncle Sam and friends who were always burning Korans, knighting Salman Rushdies, and violating the Land of the Pure (the literal meaning of “Pakistan”).
Shortly put: Mosharraf Zaidi nails it for you and me in simple, easy, breezy words. We’ve been lied to by the government and the army, our citizens have been sold to foreign hands, each one of us has a price tag and it’s about to get a lot worse.