Points to ponder: Dangers within: Goverment needs to be crystal clear.
by, 13-May-2011 at 03:37 AM (1548 Views)
We have grown up listening to politicians stating "Pakistan is waqt apni taareekh kay bohat nazuk daur say guzar raha hai" But this time no one needs to tell us that, we know it is so. We can feel it in the air in our blood and in our bones. I fear for my country but then I am reminded that "Musalman museebat mein ghabraya naheen karta" As stated by our Quaid-e-Azam and the fact that Allah says Musalman does not fear or grieve, for if we have faith in Allah then we only do what we sincerely believe is right and Allah will take care of the rest, Insha Allah.
In times of such trying our faith is what helps us to keep our sanity and composure and our ability to make the right decisions without fear of what might the opposing forces do to us if we do not comply with their demands. But friends we have already tried to do that and look what they have done to us and for us? Do you think that any more of "Do More " will satisfy them? No. Because what they REALLY want from us is very different from what they SAY they want from us, and this is only an open secret now. It is time to call a spade a spade. It is time to state our questions very clearly to them. It is time to stand up for our rights. It is time to be one for united we stand.
I just wanted to state the following for all of us to consider for there is a lot of confusion created over the years and without a doubt all have made mistakes and transgressed our boundaries, sometimes forced but sometimes just because we did not want to deal with a tough situation so we took the easy way out.
From what I have been able to understand of the system in our country it is that:
1---The civilian government is the guide for the nation because the democratic government comes to power on the WILL of the people and it is their duty to exert the WILL of the people and nothing else.It is also the responsibility of the civilian governments to take the decisions for the betterment of the nation and if any element of the government is not doing what it is supposed to be doing then to rectify within the ambit of the law and constitution of the country. The civilian government can not compare itself to a non-civilian form of government for then they loose their prerogative. This is not to justify that Army has taken over three times only to emphasize that civil government has a different status.
2---Enemy needs to be defined clearly to the defenders so there is no ambiguity in the time of crisis. Unless this is done there can not be proper preparation against any threat posed.
3---The president of the nation is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces and it is thus his responsibility to lay out a clear plan for the Armed forces to defend their country's geographical boundaries under whatever circumstances they be. This means that clear plan has to be in place for it to be followed. This is the way things work any where in the world, and this is the way of our Prophet Mohammed (SAWW).
4---Now the whole nation is in turmoil and accusing the Army and Air force for not doing what they should have but please do understand that ENEMY needs to be defined very clearly for we do not want to be treating non enemy in the same way as an enemy. It is easy for all of us to say to do this or that but lets assume that the Army/ Air force had shot the choppers down and then the president would have said that I did not order that and once again the two Forces would have been declared non obedient and autonomous.
5---Wiki leaks have stated very clearly that our PM and President have been saying one thing to the Americans and another to the nation and that has not been refuted by either one of them. So do you think that there would be clarity on issues by them? It serves their purpose to keep things confused for that is the way most of our leaders have been working and wiggling out of their responsibilities.
6---Now once again the PM has said that Cooperation between CIA and ISI is over, to the times magazine but how many of us believe it to be true? who knows what promise he has made to the US maybe a similar one as disclosed by the Wiki leaks in the past?
7---The president is quiet to date, he has not said anything about his responsibility as Commander-in-Chief and is causing more confusion. In this time of need to be with the people who have chosen him to take care of them he is absent, careless and disconnected with the nation. I believe he is also not serious about his responsibility as the C-i-C, to me this is very dangerous as he is not reliable.
8---As for the Armed forces they need to do their job but they also have system of working. They are between a rock and a hard place, partly because of their past deeds. But we need to remember that that was the previous Army chief who was bailed out by this present government. Why he was not tried by the court? If he was given a clean chit by the present politicians and they also chose to carry out all the plan that was devised during his tenure then what are they crying over? The present PM and President chose to let him go, they chose to follow his policies and did nothing to change them so in fact they were and are in agreement with the plans, the only difference is that they are trying to fool us by not stating that clearly so when ever it suits them they can place the blame squarely on his shoulders and save their skins for another day of rule.
9---The current Armed forces are different and should not be judged on the basis of their predecessors, unfortunately the faces of the civilian government are the same for the past so may decades with only a few new ones which should be given the benefit of the doubt, BUT not Gillani,or Sharif brothers, or Shujaat, or Zardari, or all the other chronic politicians.
10--- We the citizens need to know who has what responsibility and for this reason I believe that there should be a judicial inquiry so that one we know who should have done what and do not let the responsible parties go scurrying away crying foul.
I hope we will ask the questions and even more that we will get the answers but we have to know what we are looking for and we must first understand the situation with all it's twists and turns, so that we are not be fooled, for we have been be fooled too many times.
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