Override the Rules

I was shocked to read this news piece today in Dawn. Probably I still have many hopes buried deep inside from the ones in power … Should I lay them to eternal rest?

Have a read yourself:

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari visited the headquarters of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) on Friday to attend a briefing on the security situation, sources told Dawn.

The presence of Mr Zardari, who is neither an elected lawmaker nor a government official, in the important briefing surprised observers here because such briefings are held exclusively for people under oath.

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The sources said the prime minister and his team were briefed on the current situation in tribal areas and along the borders.

Such meetings are a routine matter and heads of intelligence agencies brief new government functionaries on the security situation to help them formulate future policies. The nature of such briefings is so sensitive that the president or the prime minister is required to go to the headquarters for first hand information, and non-government functionaries and low-grade intelligence officials are not invited.

No official handout was issued about the briefing and ministers belonging to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) were tight-lipped about Mr Zardari’s presence in the briefing.

Meanwhile, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Tariq Majeed and Director General Strategic Planning Division Lt-Gen (retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai visited the Prime Minister House and briefed Mr Gilani on the country’s strategic assets and various projects undertaken by the division to make the country’s defence impregnable.

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On Political front a lot more is going on than we are thinking …!

God help the country!

6 Comments so far

  1. kabirdas on May 18th, 2008 @ 11:33 pm

    Ref: The presence of Mr Zardari, who is neither an elected lawmaker nor a government official, in the important briefing surprised observers here because such briefings are held exclusively for people under oath.

    What bloody oath? The same which we take and break every now and then. How come this guy, who calls himself the president of Pakistan but dare not come out of the Army house, attends such briefings. He is neither a legally elected law maker nor legally appointed government official. He has broken the oath you are talking about on more than one ocassion. He is simply an usurper and guilty of commiting such crimes as high treason. Mr. Zardari may not be elected lawmaker or a government official under oath and may have commited some crime as well but none so serious as the one committed by this guy who claims to be the president of this wretched nation.
    By the way constitution stipulates that all citizen of this country are to defend and protect the constitution. Have you done anything in whatever way you could to comply with this stipulation ? Let us know if the answer to this question is in affirmative!!
    Iss hammam maiN hum sub nangay haiN. Some more than the others.


  2. IUnknown (iunknown) on May 22nd, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

    well, pakistan is on the verge of a revolution where ppl like kabirdas (a.k.a balma) will be killed as well with these corrupt politicians and inshALLAH things will get better soon.

    Read the article today in express by Javaid Chaudry. He has exactly said the same thing.

    Balmay, baher nikalna chor dey ghar say warna jala dia jaye ga.

    ab tu mulla nahi hain is kay pechay.. ab kis ko boley ga?


  3. sceptic on May 22nd, 2008 @ 6:48 pm

    Why don’t Islamist feel ashamed in invoking Allah’s name and talking of killings in the same breath. Perhaps non-existing Allah is used to give a cover to their otherwise inhumane acts.

    Happy killings! Iunknown. It is the only way to counter reason and humanism.


  4. kabirdas on May 23rd, 2008 @ 12:12 am

    Ref: IUnknown (iunknown) May 22nd, 2008 4:07 pm

    IUnknown please go ahead and kill in the name of Allah, like you killed Jagdesh Kumar, if that is what your Allah ordains you to do. As far as my Allah is conserned He is neither so petty minded nor so vain as to allow any such thing.
    By the way did you read various articles which appeared in various dailies condemning the killing of Jagdesh Kumar? Do you think the writers of these articles should all be killed or just me because I had specifically condemned your support for his killing in Karachi Metablog?
    I will again say the prayer of an agnostic: Oh, God save me from your followers. And this time add to it: They make spew with their views which they attribute to you.


  5. IUnknown (iunknown) on May 23rd, 2008 @ 10:20 am

    @kabirdas and @sceptic: this shows ur mental retardness. I said these are not mullas nor they are killing in the name of ALLAH. But again ur comments show ur mental frustration

    So ur disease of islamophobia cant be cured and u will die due to that inshALLAH.


  6. kabirdas on May 23rd, 2008 @ 7:36 pm

    Ref: IUnknown (iunknown) May 23rd, 2008 10:20 am

    First of all let me remind you of your and my comments on the killing of Jagdesh Kumar which appeared in Karachi Metblogs as follows:
    Quote.
    COMMENTS:
    IUnknown (iunknown) April 12th, 2008 9:53 pm
    nicely done fellows!
    very deserving.

    kabirdas April 14th, 2008 2:21 am
    1. This was a most disgraceful act of which we all should be ashamed of ourselves.
    2. I am more ashamed of those who have have written above comments in support of this most despicable act.
    3. If this is what Islam teaches then I am ashamed of calling myself a muslim.
    4. We muslims, particularly the muslims of this land of the pures (read impures), are the hpocrites of the highest order.
    5. No wonder the rest of the world treats us with such contempt.
    6. Shame on you so called muslims (those who committed the act and those who support it). You are disgrace to humanity. You are nothing more than subhumans ! Call me what you will. I do not want to be part of you bigots.
    7. Jagdesh Ram, my fellow human being, please forgive us for we know not any better. Your crime, if at all it was any crime, could no way have been worse than the crime we have commited against you and against humanity. I don’t know you from Adam but you will live in my memory. I will avenge your death in whatever way I could. I will write to expose the hypocrisy of Pakistani muslims and their blasphemy law.
    8. Oh, Allah save me from your followers.
    UNQUOTE

    Now IUknown will you be so kind as to answer following few questions please:
    1. Where did I or anybody else for that matter blame Mullas for this kind of thing ?
    2. Suppose I am mentally retarted does it justify your killing me ?
    3. Have you read any book about the life of prophet Muhammad PBUH ? If so which one ?

    I will appreciate if you can answer these questions to the point without any digression. May God bless you with wisdom to work for the glory of Islam and not bring bad name to it.



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