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A Symbolic Depiction of Continual Struggle

The Generations Striving for a Prosperous & Progressive Pakistan

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Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari left Pakistan suddenly on Tuesday, complaining of heart pains, and is now in Dubai. His planned testimony before a joint session of Pakistan’s parliament on theMemogate scandal is now postponed indefinitely.
On Dec. 4, Zardari announced that he would address Pakistan’s parliament about the Memogate issue, in which his former ambassador to Washington Husain Haqqani stands accused of orchestrating a scheme to take power away from Pakistan’s senior military and intelligence leadership and asking for U.S. help in preventing a military coup. Haqqani has denied that he wrote the memo at the heart of the scheme, which also asked for U.S. support for the Zardari government and promised to realign Pakistani foreign policy to match U.S. interests.
The memo was passed from Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz to former National Security Advisor Jim Jones, to then Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen on May 10, only nine days after U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden in the Pakistani military town of Abbottabad.
Ijaz has repeatedly accused Haqqani of being behind the memo, and Ijaz claims that Haqqani was working with Zardari’s implicit support.
Early on Tuesday morning, Zardari’s spokesman revealed that the president had traveled to Dubai to see his children and undergo medical tests linked to a previously diagnosed “cardiovascular condition.”
A former U.S. government official told The Cable today that when President Barack Obama spoke with Zardari over the weekend regarding NATO’s killing of the 24 Pakistani soldiers, Zardari was “incoherent.” The Pakistani president had been feeling increased pressure over the Memogate scandal. “The noose was getting tighter — it was only a matter of time,” the former official said, expressing the growing expectation inside the U.S. government that Zardari may be on the way out.
The former U.S. official said that parts of the U.S. government were informed that Zardari had a “minor heart attack” on Monday night and flew to Dubai via air ambulance today. He may have angioplasty on Wednesday and may also resign on account of “ill health.”
“This is the ‘in-house change option’ that has been talked about,” said Shuja Nawaz, director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council, in a Tuesday interview with The Cable. Nawaz said that this plan would see Zardari step aside and be replaced by his own party, preserving the veneer of civilian rule but ultimately acceding to the military’s wishes to get rid of Zardari.
“Unfortunately, it means that the military may have had to use its muscle to effect change yet again,” said Nawaz. “Now if they stay at arm’s length and let the party take care of its business, then things may improve. If not, then this is a silent coup with [Pakistani prime minister Yousaf Raza] Gilani as the front man.”
In Islamabad, some papers have reported that before Zardari left Pakistan, the Pakistani Army insisted that Zardari be examined by their own physicians, and that the Army doctors determined that Zardari was fine and did not need to leave the country for medical reasons. Zardari’s spokesman has denied that he met with the Army doctors.
One Pakistani source told The Cable that Zardari was informed on Monday that none of the opposition party members nor any of the service chiefs would attend his remarks to the parliament as a protest against his continued tenure. This source also said that over a dozen of Zardari’s ambassadors in foreign countries were in the process of being recalled in what might be a precursor to Zardari stepping down as president, taking many of his cronies with him.
Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported that before leaving, Zardari met separately with Gilani, Chairman of the Senate Farooq H Naik, and Interior Minister Rehman Malik.
This past weekend, the Memogate scandal worsened for Zardari when Ijaz alleged in a Newsweekopinion piece that Zardari and Haqqani had prior knowledge of the U.S. raid to kill bin Laden, and may have given permission for the United States to violate Pakistan’s airspace to conduct the raid.
On May 2, the day after bin Laden was killed, Wajid Hasan, Pakistan’s high commissioner to the United Kingdom, said in an interview with CNN that Pakistan, “did know that this was going to happen because we have been keeping — we were monitoring him and America was monitoring him. But Americans got to where he was first.”
In a statement given to the Associated Press of Pakistan Monday, White House spokespersonCaitlin Hayden said that information on the actual operation to kill bin Laden was not given to anyone in Pakistan.
“As we’ve said repeatedly, given the sensitivity of the operation, to protect our operators we did not inform the Pakistani government, or any other government, in advance,” she said.
Zardari lived in self-imposed exile in Dubai from 2004 through 2007 after being released from prison, where he had been held for eight years on corruption charges. His three children live there, but his 23-year son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), is in Pakistan now.



By: Khurram Hasan

 

The man who was punished to raise his voice for the suppressed and identity less class of the Urdu speaking decedents of the Migrants of 1947, Migrants who were dedicated with the spirit of freedom and passion for Pakistan, a new heaven of their dreams. Migrants who were responsible for the  historical and revolutionary movement of the 20th century under the leadership of Qaid e Azam M.A Jinnah which resulted in the formation of an independent country for all the Muslims of the subcontinent in 1947. Migrants who were moving in blind faith, giving away their land, properties, relatives, friends, lives and dignities on their way to towards their ultimate homeland where they would be treated equally and where they would enjoy their human, social and cultural rights in harmony. Migrants, who were unaware of the horrifying fact that they were heading towards another deep blind ditch of slavery where they would not be able to get recognition as Pakistanis and would remain as a “minority” until decades.

The long tale of mental, physical, social, cultural and economic injustice with the Urdu speaking “minority” is not hidden from the eyes of the history, this long era came at its full boom soon after the defeat of Jinnah’s sister, Muhtarma Fatima Jinnah by the dictator Air Marshal Ayub Khan in 1964 elections when the young state of Pakistan, suddenly found itself trapped under the deadly spider web of feudal and corrupt military intelligence like a fire fly paralyzed and waiting to be swallowed by the fatal poison.

History tells us that when the institutions are corrupted, new movements are born.

Then was the beginning of another revolutionary struggle as a result that solidified itself in 1980′s under the charismatic leadership of Altaf Hussain, a young university student from a middle class Urdu speaking family. In this newly born political movement striving for the rights and identity of the decedents of the poor migrants in Pakistan there was another young man, a medical college student and one of the very first peoples who joined this movement, Dr.Imran Farooq. An intellect, critic, poet, an inborn scholar, a philosopher, a leader and a wonderful faithful human.

The painful and drastic conditions of his struggle cover two decades and are not easy to be told in words. How, where and in what worst living conditions he remained in hiding for seven, eight years, is still a mystery but it is also a fact that he kept on working to keep the movement running, intact and consolidated. Then his life in the exile in the UK. His teachings, writings and ideology helped the MQM to survive the military operations under the influence of political parties which ruined Pakistan in the last two decades.

For so long, he was supposed to be dead, in their madness for power, they could have never believed to see him reappearing alive and healthy in the year 1999.

He was punished for his crime of raising his voice to unite the 98% poor people of Pakistan, he became a threat to the 14 elite families of the feudal and corrupt capitalists and the generals who had exploited the state of Pakistan and all its resources with both their hands who never wanted to leave this golden sparrow free, which we call Pakistan.

He remained unhappy about the instability of Pakistan, the gambling of Politics and the repetition of the same antiquated faces back into the political arena. Many pains, he declared about Pakistan, but never about his own pains and sufferings in the line of revolution, how he consumed all his youth, his days of life and precious moments away from home, family and in what conditions to keep the movement of revolution alive.

تاریخ و فلسفہ و سیاست و خطابت

مذہب یا نفسیات صحافت یا قیادت

ہر شعبے میں مہکاہے خیالات کے گلشن

افکار نیے ڈالے ہیں کھولے ہیں نے در

میدان شاعری کا جو محروم تھا اب تک

جھنڈے یہاں بھی گار دے آپ نے آ کر

In the acquisition of the crime for the call for a revolution, Pakistan’s administration connivance with the corrupt and feudal political parties were once successful in appointing the price of the head of Dr.Imran Farooq but they would never be able to return this price and its value until the last Hour even if they agree to give all the wealth they have looted from Pakistan.

Dr. Imran Farooq, an Immortal Legend. An Unforgettable National Hero, A Martyr of Revolution and A true Son of the Soil. The man who was never allowed to live like an independent citizen in the country made by the sacrifices of his ancestors is now finally returning back today to his home land to live forever”.

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