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Napoleon’s illness and a collegemate



Plainly the Jail Bharo Tehrik was not as severe because the 2014 dharna. That was ended with the APS Peshawar bloodbath, the Jail Bharo Tehrik was ended aft6er the Supreme Court docket verdict stating the plain: when an meeting is dissolved, elections should comply with in 90 days.

It’s true that the dharna had run out of steam when it was referred to as off, and Imran Khan was casting about for excuses to carry it to an finish. But it surely had not develop into a joke, which the Jail Bharo Tehrik had been, from the get-go. As soon as once more, Imran proved proper. I imply, he didn’t current himself for arrest, and there have been some mean-spirited individuals who wished to know why he was so anxious to get folks arrested when he was not keen to get arrested himself.

I’m wondering now how these arrested on the primary day are doing. Specifically, I’m wondering how Makhdoom Shah Mahmud Qureshi is holding up. It took the Jail Bharto Tehrik for it to be disclosed in courtroom that he suffers from piles.

That put me in thoughts of a nickname that was inflicted on a fellow who was a yr senior to me in faculty, Maulvi Bawaseer. He was thus ennobled as a result of a) he had a beard and b) as a result of he had as soon as in an unguarded second admitted to some classmates that he was a martyr to them. What’s one purported to name, Qureshi, Makhdoom Bawaseer? I don’t fairly see why, however I used to be irresistibly reminded of the commercials that had been daubed on so many partitions, everywhere in the metropolis, and on roads outdoors it, for a treatment for ‘Khooni Bawaseer’. The treatment was not talked about in phrases as prominently because the illness. I presume Makhdoom Sahib has prevented that exact complication.

Nevertheless, he shouldn’t be ashamed of the illness, for one in every of his fellow victims was Napoleon. He wasn’t a really wholesome man, for he additionally had a foul gastric ulcer. Do you keep in mind his most well-known pose? With one hand in his coat? Nicely, that was as a result of he used to get some reduction by urgent bon the painful spot. Ask a health care provider, and he’ll let you know that it’s a must to be fairly dangerous for urgent it to offer your reduction. Nicely, not less than nobody has claimed an ulcer as grounds for bail.

Maybe the PTI ought to revise its attitudes in the direction of bails. For a begin, mo one attire for the half. No yellow qameezes with blue polka dots, no vibrant dhotis, no pumps with out good thing about socks, no fright wigs, no warts on the cheek. How do they count on to get bail in the event that they don’t look the half?

In fact, it’s all political persecution. Like is occurring in India, the place the Delhi Deputy CM, a stalwarts of the Aam Admi Social gathering, has been nabbed for corruption. Though the AAP, just like the PTI, had campaigned to eliminate corruption. The BJP is bent on making up fees, similar to those bout the Toshakhana watches.

The federal government is specializing in non-issues, as an alternative of coping with actual points, just like the Barkhan IED blast, which in all probability obtained one thing to do with the non-public jail of Abdur Rehman Khetran. Although I’d be very shocked if the wrestle for the Sardar-ship of the tribe, didn’t determine, if solely as a motive for the final homicide which revealed by post-mortem, the place the physique was not that of Khan Muhammad Marri’s spouse, however of a younger girl criminally assaulted, who was shot useless, and over whose face acid was poured. Appears like somebody didn’t need to get caught.

Appears like the identical motive was at work within the butchering of Kong Kong socialite Abby Choi, whose physique elements had been present in a fridge, and whose head, torso and arms are nonetheless lacking. Among the many suspects is her former father-in-law, an ex-cop. I feel that is sensible, as a result of an ex-cop would need the corpse dismembered and by no means discovered. You get off when the prosecution can’t show anyone dies.


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Who beat who to the draw?



Imran Khan appears bent on exhibiting the world that he shouldn’t be heading a political celebration, however ought to be main the revival of the Pakistani cinema as its main scriptwriter. Witness his declare of why he didn’t get out of his car throughout his look on the Islamabad Judicial Advanced: ‘they’ have been going to kill him in achievement of the ‘London Plan’. That point out of the London Plan made me remorse the loss of life of Adib, the good character actor, who had a yellow wig that allowed to essay all these foreigner’s roles. One other nice one for Englishman’s roles was the late nice Agha Taalish, who relied not on a wig, however a vaguely navy uniform and fierce mustachios.

Or perhaps Imran has been watching Ertogrul, the Turkish tv sequence concerning the founding father of the Ottoman dynasty. One of many noticeable conventions of Turkish teleplays, particularly about Ottoman sultans, is {that a} character isn’t useless simply because they’ve been killed. If the plot wants them, they’ll come again to life, and the play will clarify how the particular person’s life was saved.

Is that what Imran imagines will occur? That everybody will assume he’s useless, just for him to return again, alive, after some time, to the discomfiture of Mian Shehbaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah

I’m wondering if there’s anybody in his celebration who can inform him it doesn’t work that means. In actual life, should you get killed, you’re useless. You keep useless, and the play goes in with out you.

After all, what the script has nonetheless not bought is a way of bringing in horses. Viewers of Ertogrul may need famous that there’s lots of horses concerned, and there are lengthy scenes consisting of just a few Turks driving horses. It’s the Turkish equal of the old-time Westerns, which I’m positive Imran was introduced up on.

Possibly a technique of writing horses in, can be to have mounted police for crowded management, and have them accountable to making an attempt to trip down Imran. After all, along with writing the script, Imran can be thehero of the movie, and can wrestle down one of many cops, and can take over his horse. He’ll one way or the other get a gandasa (most likely thrown to him by Ali Amin Gandapur, who can’t be ignored of the state of affairs), after which trip laborious towards Shehbaz who will abruptly seem on the scene on a black horse, sporting a Stetson and a buckskin vest. Imran ought to lose, since you by no means deliver a gandasa to a gunfight, however Imran not solely stars and writes the script, however he additionally directs the movie and composes the music. (Ali Amin wrote the songs, although.)

Then there’s the scene the place Imran, carrying a white hat, confronts the Chief Election Commissioner, in a black one, in his workplace, and forces him to carry an election. I believe that Imran imagines an election to be one thing just like the shootout between the hero and the villain.

Or perhaps he thinks it’s one thing just like the earthquake that shook the nation. It was 7.8 on the Richter scale, which is about the identical because the one which lately git Turkey and Syria. That prompted greater than 50,000 deaths all instructed, the bulk in Turkey. That was just like the earthquake that hit Kashmir and KP in 2005. In order that both means we had an in depth shave, or have been blessed.

I suppose the later blessing ought to depend, which noticed us begin Ramazan with Afghanistan and the Arab world. The moonsighting is now taking place on the identical day because the Arabs as a result of now we all know that the moon has been sighted there. I nonetheless don’t perceive why the proof of somebody in Kabul is unacceptable, however that of somebody in Peshawar is. Does the Almighty ask for one’s passport? Effectively, let’s see if we’ve got Eid on the identical day.

However significantly, perhaps the assertion by Zalmay Khalilzad reveals how deeply Imran has divided the US institution. It’s one other victory for the Kuptaan, isn’t it?




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Shootout at Sidney Avenue | Pakistan Immediately



Eventually, it appeared, after 112 years, Lahore obtained its equal of the Sidney Avenue siege in London. If the London police had raided the home in Sidney Avenue within the hope of arresting the perpetrators of the sooner Hounds ditch jewel theft, who had killed three cops, the Lahore police was aiding an Islamabad police group execute a warrant by arresting PTI chief Imran Khan and hauling him off to Islamabad (curiously, the cost towards him concerned a jeweled watch). If the London police, coming beneath fireplace, referred to as within the Military, the Lahore police took alongside Rangers (and water cannon). The London police couldn’t use teargas, which had not but been invented; the Lahore police did, in superb portions.

Nevertheless, what was lacking in Lahore was the presence of the federal Inside Minister, and even the IGP. Again in 1911, the Dwelling Secretary was there in individual, none aside from Winston Churchill himself, nonetheless a younger man, simply routinely ugly, and never the grumpy child he grew to resemble when he lastly turned PM. Hmm. An ex-PM towards the Lahore police, a future PM with the London Police.

The siege was outstanding for being the primary time the Military was referred to as in to help the police within the UK. And since the Dwelling Secretary was there. Churchill was certain to have interfered, and possibly for the more severe.

There’s an enormous distinction within the targets, which could inform us a lot in regards to the two nations, and thus the actual issues that their police forces face. In each instances, the forces confronted unprecedented challenges. In Sidney Avenue, the London flatties didn’t must deal merely with jewel robbers, uncommon sufficient as that was, however Latvian anarchists, who financed their motion by theft. The Lahori t-hulas and Islamabad supatas needed to cope with a celebration chief.

The casualties have been additionally completely different. The London police besieged Sidney Avenue as a result of that they had already misplaced three lifeless within the unique theft. Then again, no matter went on on the Toshakhana, might need been barefaced and blatant, however was cold.

In fact, the entire episode had Imran as soon as once more exercising his creativity, doing the unthinkable, of the identical order of genius as he confirmed when he put Germany and Japan subsequent to one another.

Summoned by a court docket, he refused to go. I don’t suppose anybody ever thought such a factor was potential. He has proven that it’s. I do know the police are corrupt. (And may one add, inefficient?) I do know the instances towards him are political victimization. However when a court docket points a warrant, one goes.

Nevertheless, I don’t Imran compromised on the sacred precept of the rule of regulation. I imply, he may have taken the straightforward approach out, and spoken to the Islamabad police, who would have gone again to Islamabad with out taking him, and telling the court docket they couldn’t discover him, if he had paid an acceptable quantity. However then, Imran is claimed to be very stingy, and hates parting with money.

No surprise they raided his home on Saturday, whereas he was in Islamabad. Discuss abouT bolting the stable-door after the horse has bolted.

Saturday was a foul day. Aside from the raid, Shaheen Shah led the Lahore Qalandhars to a back-to-back PSL win. Does that depend as the identical as a World Cup win by those that need him on the identical web page?

One more reason that strikes one for his not going is that he hasn’t had the correct garments delivered from his tailor, which consists of a qameez virtually touching his ankles, yellow with giant blue polka dots, and a black dhoti. With a taweez sown right into a leather-based pouch hanging from his neck, he can be prepared for any felony court docket. Oh sure, not forgetting the surma he has to use to his eyes.

However why is Imran afraid the place different politicians haven’t been? It’s not as should you can’t get prohibited substances in jail, if that’s an issue. I’m certain natural meals may be organized. Is it the worry of the shadowy businesses which by no means arrest or take custody on paper, however with whom the Islamabad police is inured to cooperate? The identical individuals who turned up for Shehbaz Gill after which Azam Swati?

I wouldn’t be shocked if Riad Salameh is in Lebanon taking notes. He’s Lebanon’s sitting central financial institution governor (since 1994), and he and his brother are going to be charged with cash laundering. No worries, we will look Lebanon within the eye. I imply, have they obtained a PM who stole watches?


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Why not only a backache?



I didn’t know Imran Khan was so sick. In his bail software to the Islamabad Excessive Court docket, he stated he had piles and had suffered a rectal prolapse. The latter normally occurs to girls, in keeping with the Web, and outdated folks. However as everyone knows, Imran is a younger man, and significantly appeals to the youth vote. That prolapse is fairly unhealthy. It will probably result in rectal incontinence. So if there’s a sudden brown stain, and an unmistakable scent, effectively, the court docket ought to have given him bail.

I’m just a little confused. Imran has been sitting round solely not too long ago, so why would he have developed piles. Nicely, piles could be modern in PTI circles, however they don’t seem to be the explanation why Shah Mehmood Qureshi made bail.

As a matter of reality, the rectal prolapse path isn’t the one try to be taking. That may simply be examined. However, backache is a significantly better possibility. No examination, no diagnostic check obtainable, can say you don’t have a backache. If the affected person claims he’s obtained it, he’s obtained it. The physician may determine the explanation: spinal misalignment, a torn muscle, no matter. Or he may not. The decide could be as disbelieving as he needs, however he can’t reject the declare. He could permit the accused look mendacity on a stretcher, however he can’t deny the declare. Imran could make the declare higher than most different folks, as he suffered a stress fracture of the again, again in 1983, from pounding within the ball for the lengthy spells within the 1982-3 sequence towards India that obtained him 40 wickets. Or does Imran have any particular cause for not eager to admit to backache?

It will likely be fascinating to see how Imran balances appearances at marketing campaign rallies along with his declare that his wounds stop him from showing in court docket. After all, there’s been one indignant video claiming the piles and prolapse claims are propaganda. In spite of everything, they don’t slot in with Imran’s picture of an all-conquering hero.

It wasn’t a marketing campaign rally, however a rally to precise solidarity with the judiciary, which ended badly for one PTI supporter, who ended up lifeless. What have been the torture marks on him, who inflicted them, is being disputed, however nobody has denied that he was killed. The PTI claims that he was killed in police custody; the police merely shuffles its toes and will get embarrassed.

That he was killed in police custody is feasible. However it hasn’t occurred for a while. The PTI supporters have to man up, for they may find yourself in police custody nowadays. Who stated being a part of a human protect was going to be straightforward?

Someone ought to ask Ch Parvez Elahi if it’s straightforward. In spite of everything, he’s now the PTI’s President. The good actor, Qawi Khan, handed away in Canada first, however the delay was not due to him. It ought to be remembered that Qawi, who performed so many memorable roles in all codecs, went just a little offbeat when he performed a policeman in Andhera Ujala. It’s with such cops that Ch Pervez could need to cope with, now that Muhammad Khan Bhatti, his fixer, is singing like a canary, and who is claimed to have recorded a confessional assertion below Part 164 CrPC, which means that the assertion is earlier than a Justice of the Peace, who has assured himself that there isn’t any police stress. I appear to listen to a shadowy police spokesman saying that solely the Military has claimed noninterference. The police are there to offer service as earlier than.

I used to be to see that Pakistan has obtained billions of {dollars} caught in international help. We shouldn’t count on a lot cash from the World Financial institution. Not with its Chief Economist an Indian, Oblique Singh Gill. He went to St Stephen’s School, New Delhi, earlier than doing his doctorate fro the College of Chicago. After which there’s Gia Gopinath, the Calcuta-born Harvard PhD who’s DMD of the IMF after having been its Chief Economist. No marvel they haven’t been releasing their tranche!

I do know these Indians are in all probability ‘coconuts’ (White on the within), however does anybody bear in mind the difficulty we had with FATF? The sheer persistence with which India tried to get Pakistan saved on the gey listing, or higher but, blacklisted, says that if want be, RAW will kidnap Gill’s and Gopinath’s family members, and threaten to torture them except Pakistan shouldn’t be given any cash.

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