All fooled again in the name of democracy

  • ISLAMABAD: Cleverly playing their cards, the government and opposition parties acted on the conspiracy of silence vis-a-vis Allama Qadri’s demands for electoral reforms and succeeded in fooling the people by ringing false alarms about the possible derailment of democracy.

    Apparently, all this has been done to protect the fake degree holders, tax-evaders and tax law violators, bank defaulters, dual nationals and other cheaters from being barred from contesting the upcoming polls.

    Though the much-feared hidden agenda of Allama Tahirul Qadri has yet to get exposed, almost all the ruling and opposition political parties have not yet committed that they would prevent cheaters, fraudsters and violators of law from entering parliament.

    Nothing of this was expected from the ruling parties but the opposition political parties were equally disappointing. The PML-N and other political parties, which held a meeting on Wednesday to “thwart” the threats to democracy’s derailment, only demanded fair and free elections but there was no mention of fake degree holders, tax evaders/tax law violators and dual nationals.

    It is an irony that though Pakistan’s wealth is ruthlessly looted and its institutions are ruined during the present regime, not even a single meeting of the opposition parties like the one held on Thursday was called by the N-League during all these years.

    Such is the state of affairs of our political parties that the self-claimed agent of change, Imran Khan, even did not commit to bar cheaters and fraudsters from contesting the next polls during his Thursday’s interview with Geo’s senior anchorperson Kamran Khan.

    According to a political analyst, the recent entry of many dubious characters in Khan’s PTI has compelled the party’s top leadership to become pro-status quo. As has been repeatedly done in the past almost five years and on every occasion when any of the key “democrats” was exposed or was about to be held accountable, false alarm bells were rung about possible military intervention. The actual purpose, however, has always been to protect the corrupt.

    When the NRO decision was announced in December 2009 and after the apex court ordered the restoration of cases, it was construed as a conspiracy against democracy. But it turned out to be untrue.

    Following the SC’s order to probe the Memogate and in the backdrop of the army chief’s and the then ISI chief’s affadavits, again hue and cry was raised that democracy was under threat from the alleged ‘military-judiciary nexus’. A high-level judicial commission was constituted and the former ambassador to the US was found involved but there was no conspiracy found against democracy.

    When former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani was summoned for his refusal to implement the SC’s order and later when he was dismissed for the same reason, again it was propagated that it was a conspiracy against democracy. Only recently when the SC ordered for the arrest of the incumbent Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, again voices were raised about a possible nexus between Allama Qadri, the judiciary and army to remove democracy.

    Following the same development, the government, as well as the opposition political parties met, though separately, to pledge that they were together against any adventurism against democracy. But none of them had the guts to admit the wrongs of their own, their failings and their corruption and misdoings that are actually badly hurting the country and democracy.

    While these political parties are expected to clean their own Augean stables to give this country a clean leadership or address their own weaknesses that are now being exploited by Allama Qadri, they are taking refuge behind the slogan of democracy.

    What, however, they have given to democracy is nothing but disappointment, despondency, false hopes and unfulfilled promises. The performance of democracy during the last almost five years has been: a) at least 100 percent rise in the price hike; unprecedented gas and power loadshedding; b) alarming poverty to such levels that more than 58 percent of the people of Pakistan are facing food insecurity; c) killing of more than 50,000 people but only one murderer has been hanged since September 2008; d) annual corruption of Rs4,000-5,000 billion; e) despite this massive corruption the formation of independent accountability commission remains a far cry; f) protection of the corrupt and corruption by the NAB and FIA; g) per day Rs3 billion loss to the country’s economy because of the government’s policy on so-called war on terror; h) ruining of state institutions one after the other including the PIA, Railways, Pakistan Steel, Ogra and many others etc through massive corruption and mismanagement; i) the presence of dozens of fake degree holders in parliament; j) violation of tax laws and tax evasion by majority (almost 70% of MPs; k) politicised appointments in violation of merit and transparency; l) offering key positions to convicts and proven corrupt; m) the worsening situation of the country’s economy and business; n) protecting those involved in the conspiracy of memogate against Pakistan and its institutions; o) awarding the accused with higher public office after he is alleged to have been involved in a corruption case i.e. Raja Pervez Ashraf was made prime minister only after he was found involved in the RPPs corruption case during his tenure as minister for water and power by no less than the Supreme Court of Pakistan; p) those facing charges of huge corruption like former Ogra chairman Tauqir Sadiq were not arrested and instead helped by the government to flee Pakistan; q) terrorism has badly hurt Pakistan but no effective anti-terrorism policy or institution has been set-up as yet; R) Despite being declared as usurper of the Constitution, who helped General Pervaiz Musharraf to escape from being prosecuted; S) Negating the rule of law, Supreme Court orders, one after the other, were violated or not implemented including the one in Asghar Khan case that sought criminal action against a former army chief and a former ISI chief, etc. etc.

    While Pakistan has been on the fast track of decline during these years, the business and trade activities were on a sharp decline and employment opportunities were shrinking; the elected representatives of this country were getting richer and richer.

    A 2010 report of Pildat, carrying a comparative analysis of the assets declared by MNAs belonging to the 12th and the 13th National Assemblies of Pakistan, had revealed that the average value of an MNA’s assets had increased three-fold in six years from 2002-2003 to 2008-2009. The Pildat’s analysis of the declarations of assets submitted by MNAs showed that the average value of an MNA’s assets in the 12th National Assembly was just below Rs27 million in 2002-2003 which had increased to almost Rs81 million in 2008-2009, a three-fold increase in six years. The analysis also indicated that an average MNA of the current (13th) National Assembly is twice as rich compared to his/her counterpart in the previous (12th) National Assembly.

    However, as usual, the same report was termed as a conspiracy to malign the politicians. Similar accusations were levelled against the recent report on tax evaders, which had shown that 70% of the parliamentarians don’t even file the mandatory tax returns.

    If what we have seen in Pakistan during the past almost five years could be called democracy, then one fears that another term of similar style democracy would put a big question mark on the very survival of Pakistan. Only good governance and zero tolerance for corruption could save democracy in Pakistan, for which it is imperative that we have neat and clean parliamentarians. The upcoming elections and the nomination of candidates by different political parties would decide whether the politicians really want to save the country and democracy.

    About the prime minister, however, the NAB chairman told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the charges of incurring loss to the national exchequer were not proved while the investigating officer did not consider important records.

    He contended that the accused would be acquitted if a reference was filed based on that report.

  • "Corruption is corruption, done by PPP or PML"

  • "Corruption is corruption, done by PPP or PML"


    Corruption is corruption, done by Politicians or Military Generals or Journalists or Judges or Religious Scholars or Bureaucrats or People.

  • Thanks sir for correction.

  • Accountibility is not derailing democracy

    This was the statement of memogate petitioners (PMLN) when PPP was cyring the establishment wants derail the democracy.

    Now all ineligibles are using the shield of democracy to start their turn for corruption.

  • Democrazy is best revenge.

  • Democrazy is wadaira's best revenge

  • Fake degree holder electibles.

    Ref: Provided by expakistani

  • کیا ڈکری کسی سیاستدان کے سیاسی شعور کی نشانی ہے؟

    اگر اہمیت ڈگری کو ہی دینی ہے تو پھر انتجابات کو دفع کریں ۔ ڈگریوں کی بنیاد پر ہی صدر، وزیر اعظم، آرمی چیف اور چیف جسٹس بنا لیا کریں

    پاکستان خصوصا سندھ میں جیسے ڈگریاں حاصل کی جاتی ہیں اس سے بھی ہم سب واقف ہیں

    سیاستدان ڈگریوں سے نہیں عوامی حمایت اور سیاسی شعور سے پہچانے جاتے ہیں

  • Apart from the civil n military beurocracy, the power greed of illetrate landlords, tribal leaders, and mullas (self portraited as Ulemas) has destroyed the civil and civic society of Pakistan. Pakistan has been in the clutches of these vultures for years and years now. A common Pakistani sees no hope to get rid of them in the near future too.

    From 1947 to 1958, when first military invention took place, 11 prime minsters were changed. The political kings of Pakistan who blame military rule for all the mess, may be asked respecfully what was stopping them till 1958 to make a constitution (1956 constitution hahahaha), to pave the way for democratic norms, to work for the economic and social stability in Pakistan. Why they have been fighting all that period for the seat of prime a minister?

    From the very begining of Pakistan we Pakistanis are serving them as their slaves under the collaberated might of these gangsters. Democracy is the name of distribution of might amongst these three gangs. They fight each other for the top slot. And use the name of democracy and the people. While democracy for them is: for the elite, by the elite, and of the elite. They fight each other for power, but if they feel the danger of involvement of a common man they stand togather and make hue n cry... democracy is in danger, estabishment is trying to take over.

    A picture of Mr. Nawaz Shreef surrounded by our honourable elite of Pakistan, Mullas, Tribal Leaders, and Landlords clearly show their terrified faces. This reminds the same alliance back in 1977, in the name of Nizam-e-Mustafa, their forefathers were representing them at that time. They accepted a military general but didn't agree with a political leader. Despite the fact that he belonged to their own class. Why?

    Two reasons, first, their turn to power was blocked, and second, they had a fear of those minor changes in the name of agricultural reforms.

    Everyone suspects Tahirul Qadri's agenda. But the might of people in Islamabad, ready and willing to overthrow the system, created the panic in the elite class. And now a fair end to the drama left behind a threat for these so-called democrats. People of Pakistan want at least scrutiny of candidates. Nothing is against the constitution, nothing is against the law.


    Is this Mulla, Land-lords, Tribal-lords, and power hungry mafia alliance ready to accept this demand of neglected majority of Pakistan.

    I am afraid NO.......!

  • ڈگریوں کے معملے پر ایک صاحب جو اکثر اس فورم پر بھونکتے ور گالیاں بکتے نظر اتے ہیں

    فرماتے ہیں - کیا ڈگریوں کی بھی کوئی اہمیت ہوا کرتی ہے بھلا مطلب عوامی حمایت ہو تو انسان کا جاہل ہونا ٹھیک ٹھیرا -- اس بات سے جہالت کی ان گہرائیوں کا اندازہ ہو جاتا ہے جہاں ان جیسے لوگ بسیرا کرتے ہیں

    یعنی کہنے کا مقصد یہ ہوا کے جعلی ڈگری بنوانا اب پاکستان میں قانونی قرار دے دیا جائے- ہر اس آدمی کے لئے جس کے پاس ''سیاسی شعور'' ہو

  • کتے بھونکتے رہتے ہیں اور کارواں چلتے رہتے ہیں. کتوں کے بھونکنے سے کبھی کسی انسان کی عزت کم نہیں ہوتی ہے. ہمیں کسی کے بھونکنے سے کوئی فرق نہیں پڑتا ہے. بہترین حل یہ ہے کہ انکے بھونکنے کی طرف توجہ نہ دی جائے تو خود ہی بھونک بھونک کر چپ ہو جائیں گے۔ اگر انہیں پتھر اٹھا کر ماریں گے یا انکے بھونکنے پر اعتجاج کریں گے تو وہ اور زیادہ بھونکیں گے اور ممکن ہے کہ کاٹنے کو دوڑیں

    ڈگریاں لے کر سیاست کے نام پر لاشیں بوریوں میں بھرنے والے اور ٹارگٹ کلنگ والوں سے وہ سیاستدان لاکھ گناہ بہتر ہیں جو بغیر ڈگری ہیں اور سیاسی شعور رکھتے ہیں اور نفرتوں کی بجائے قومی یکجہتی اور بھائی چارے کو فروغ دیتے ہیں

    کسی ڈگری والے نام نہاد سیاستدان کو آح تک کلمہ حق کہنے اور معصوم لوگوں کی لاشیں بوریوں میں بھرنے والوں اور ٹارگٹ کلنگ والوں کی مذمت کی توفیق تو نہ ہو سکی

    لعنت ایسی ڈگریوں پر اور ایسے نام نہاد سیاستدان پر جو بے گناہ لوگوں کا قتل عام دیکھیں اور زبانیں بند رکھیں

    گدھے کے گلے میں ڈگریّاں  ڈالنے سے گدھا سیا ستدان نہیں بن جاتا اور نہ ہی اسے سیاسی  شعور  ا جاتا ہے

  • Degree might not be important issue for politician as per existing constitution but

    Presenting fake degree, at the time when mandatory degree law was enforce, disqualified the candidate membership from national and provicial assemblies, all are very much aware about it but the actual pain is article 63-1-P:

    (63)-Disqualifications for membership of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament):

    (1)-A person shall be disqualified from being elected or chosen as, and from being, a member of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament), if:-

    (P)-"he is for the time being disqualified from being elected or chosen as a member of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) or of a Provincial Assembly under any law for the time being in force."

    Incompetent, uneducated and fake degree holder could not modified the consititution in their favour even after MUKMUKA and left one article against themselve.


    "We have to do massive cleansing,” Fakhru Bhai told The New


    This time creditbility and the fate of election 2013, would be revealed before polling day. Let see

  • Next parlement will be on the base of fake degree holder and the winner will be PMLN !


  • Democracy is a synonym of the word 'fraud' in Pakistan.

  • بلا تبصرہ

  • The other day, journalist Absar Alam said in a TV program, "pp: Pakistani society is corrupt to the core. People will vote those candidates who will either facilitate them in doing corruption or protect them from corruption.

    People will respect Absusattar Idhi from the bottom of their hearts but will never vote for him as he will help them only during a calamity and not from corruption. Statistically a calamity comes once in a while but you have to face corruption day in and day out. :pp"

    :pp – ParaPhrased

    Let me ask all Pakistanis, are you corrupt? If the answer of NO, then allow me to ask another question; do you reside in Pakistan? If the answer is YES, then Absar Alam himself is corrupt. Be careful watching a program of a person who you think is corrupt is Liberalism.

  • برطانوی وزیر اعظم جان میجر اور وار ہیرو سر ونسٹن چرچل کے پاس کوئی ڈگری نہیں تھی اور دونوں نے صرف سکول کی لازمی تعلیم حاصل کی تھی

    ایک فارمیسی کی ڈگری والا جو لندن میں بیٹھ کر کراچی میں گل کھلاتا ہے لوگوں کو گانے اور ڈانس کرکے دکھاتا ہے اس سے اچھا وو سیاستدان ہے جسے عوامی حمایت اور سیاسی شعور ہے

  • "ڈگری - ڈگری ہوتی ہے اصلی ہو یا جعلی "

    اسلم رئیسانی

    بظاھر گالی دینے والے کنیڈی اور بلوچ میں کوئی خاص فرق نہیں

    دونو ہی جاہل ہیں - آج کل ٹوٹل فارغ بھی ہیں - اکثر بھونکتے رہتے ہیں - اور اپنے فائدے میں جرم کو ٹھیک ثابت

    کرنے میں لگے ہیں

    حیرت کی بات تو یہ ہے کے جہاں ساری دنیا میں تعلیم پر زور ہے وہاں پینڈو صرف اپنی گندی نسل کی سیاست کو پروان چڑھانے کی خاطر پاکستانیوں پر تعلیم کے دروازے بند کرنے پر تللے ہووے ہیں

  • جعلی ڈگری والے پینڈو الزام بازی کی سیاست کر کے سمھجتے ہیں کے سچ کو چھپا لیں گے