Happy New Year…

For various reasons, I would rather label the last year as one of the most hideous years in the History of Pakistan.

The Lal Masjid siege, Bhutto death, Gul g death, the kinds of things that have been happening in Sind. And others. The media ban.

It’s really a shame that the past year has undone what-ever Good I thought of President Musharraf.

But that is a personal opinion and not a fact.

You people might disagree.

However, seeing the glass half-full, I pray for a better and a more positively energetic 2008.

2007 was such a useless fatigue!

12 Comments so far

  1. Sajjad (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 9:10 am

    Thank you Talha and happy new year to you as well. It really has been a terrible year for the country as a whole, but things should start to settle down in 2008. Let’s hope for the best.

  2. KAMI (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 10:17 am

    Hoping the best for the New Year. As for the topic I’ll just quote a commentator from metblog Karachi;

    “The impatient few have needlessly DRAGGED THE NATION INTO CRISES AFTER CRISES culminating into the recent tragic event. How easily we have forgtton the low point we were at during 90’s, we were bankrupt both morally and monetarily. After 9/11 we were on the verge of being attacked by the whole damn world. At that juncture one man was able to turn a potentially disastrous situation for the Nations advantage, and then we saw relative prosperity, a major rebuilding process was seen right across the country from Gwadar to Karachi to Southern Punjab to frontier. The empty chests of the treasury were filled again, airwaves started humming with new radio and TV channels, and new carrier options were opened to our youth, when in the previous decade the only viable option was to immigrate.

    The irony is that we invited chaos and instability in the name of civil liberties, at a time when we had more civil liberties than at any point in our history and the trend was going upwards. All that was required was patience and sustained growth.

  3. IUnknown (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 11:36 am

    again those same lame reasons by @kami at the end of 2007 and at start of 2008. I wish that u get well soon, in this 2008

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  5. Kamran Rehbar (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 2:04 pm

    After “The Lal Masjid siege, Bhutto death, Gul g death, the kinds of things that have been happening in Sind. And others. The media ban.”, I hope things can return to normal.

    What I believe is required is more forces playing stage plays in circular regions of our country, trying to track down men shouting into their private FM stations’ air waves.That should help a lot. More command needed, until the whole country turns into an army defending inner and outer borders.

  6. Fatima Shakeel (unregistered) on January 1st, 2008 @ 4:13 pm

    Ameen to that, Talha.

  7. Memorial Power (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 12:33 am

    You are right about the year 2007. Lets pray to God to give us happiness and peace in 2008 and more years to come.

  8. RE (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 1:24 am

    My Wish List for 2008
    Pakistan and India open borders like USA and Canada and we become the best friends in the world.
    Pakistan shakes hands with Israel.
    Whoever wins the elections I wish them best and I wish to stand behind them to give them the opportunity to prove them self.
    I wish to see Pakistan politicians less corrupt.
    I wish to see Free media matured.
    I wish to see that every Pakistani on earth acts in the interest of Pakistan and Pakistan becomes friendly country to the world.
    I wish we muslin learn to respect others religion and there worship places.
    I wish to see end to extremism and wish to see Muslim scholars going after extremists.
    I pray for all the poor of Pakista to have the best year in 2008.
    I wish to see our faith for all is stronger than ever.

  9. (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 10:31 am
  10. w (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 10:36 am

    We are not hindu like you Pakistan is muslim nation.

  11. IUnknown (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

    free media is matured enough here.
    if u mean to say that free media shud always each and every thing happening in pakistan , then u shud change ur thoughts.

    India doesnt show any thing abt the tehreeks which are going on in various provinces. Usa doesnt show any thing abt interal incidents. WHY SHUD WE???

  12. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 3:17 pm

    I agree that 2007 was an absolutely terrible year in Pakistan. May 2008 be much better.

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