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Last update: July 30, 2012

Letters to the editor 


 

Taking shalwar kameez to London
The Pakistan Today, Monday, July 30, 2012

The Olympics games have started in London on July 27. On the inaugural day, participating
teams of 205 countries dressed in their traditional dresses for the parade. It was heartening to note that the Pakistani team paraded in shalwar kameez that is an integral part of our culture.

I suggest that the PPP government should discard using sherwanis and uchkins in official
functions as shalwar kameez is a dress that reflects our national ethos and culture much better.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL
Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/07/30/comment/editors-mail/taking-the-shalwar-kameez-to-london/

  Dealing with floods
The Pakistan Observer, Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
Reference to letter of Riazur Rehaman Khan, Lahore headlined above. If dams like Kalabagh
are to check the flood water with capacity of only 6.1 MAF effectively, the developed countries
like USA, Russia, Australia, Europe and even China would have built such dams to control the devastation of floods but record shows flood waters have brought devastation on large scale
in such countries from time to time despite having dams there. It is very sad some people
are bent upon to use natural catastrophe for their own vested interests. During the flood of
2010, ex-Prime Minister Gilani was misguided by such lobby. During 2010 & 2011 years, there were more than one spate of 100 MAF each, how it would have been possible to
accommodate such large quantity of water in KBD with limited capacity of 6.1 MAF?

As per technical experts like Fatehullah Gandapur, ex-chairman IRSA (1993-1997) in his
rejoinder to ex-PM Gilani, dams like KBD, design-wise are not meant to store floodwater. Meanwhile, as per experts, if doors would have been opened of proposed dam to
accommodate such large quantity of the flood water, it would have washed away the whole
dam. I appeal for the God sake, please do not use the natural catastrophe to create hatred
against one Province to serve the interest of another.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=166930

  Water in downstream Kotri
The Frontier Post, Saturday, July 28,2012

Posted on July 28, 2012
As agreed in Water Accord - 1991, a survey for release of water in downstream Kotri, was
to be conducted by Wapda to fix the quantity of water to be released in order to save Indus
delta - the sixth largest in the world and to meet the mandatory requirements of water for
2.6 million people living in areas of 145 kilometres stretching between Kotri and Arabian Sea,
in Sindh.

Sorry to say, the controversial Wapda has miserably failed in conducting such survey after
signing the Accord about 22 years ago except one that was reportedly conducted by Wapda
at its own without taking into confidence Sindh. Obviously, this was not acceptable to Sindh.
Why Wapda has taken criminal silence on this important issue, may be it relates to Sindh?

In absence of release of water, the Indus delta is on verge of death due to man-made scarcity
of water resulting in intrusion of sea water inundating 2.7 million acres of valuable land besides emerging environmental disaster in Sindh.

On behalf of people of Sindh, I appeal to President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan Chaudhry Iftikhar to take notice of Wapda's effort to victimize three provinces.

M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/173594/

  Downstream Kotri: water survey
The Business Recorder, Thursday, July 26, 2012

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
As agreed in the Water Accord-1991, a survey for the release of water in downstream Kotri
was to be conducted by Wapda to fix the quantity of water to be released in order to save the Indus Delta - the sixth largest in the world - and to meet the mandatory requirements of water
for 2.6 million people living in an area of 145 kilometres stretching between Kotri and the
Arabian Sea, in Sindh.

Sorry to say, the Wapda has miserably failed to conduct a survey on these lines despite the passage of as many as 21 years. Wapda, however, had reportedly conducted a survey on its
own without taking Sindh into confidence. Obviously, this was not acceptable to Sindh.

In the absence of the required release of water, the Indus Delta is on the verge of ruination
due to man-made scarcity of water resulting in intrusion of sea water inundating 2.7 million
acres of valuable land. Wapda is a department of federal government and it is its duty to
look after the national interests of all.

http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/188:letters/1220807:downstream-kotri-water-survey/?date=2012-07-26

  Water survey
The Pakistan Observer, Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
As agreed in Water Accord – 1991, a survey for release of water in downstream Kotri, was
to be conducted by Wapda to fix the quantity of water to be released in order to save Indus
delta – the sixth largest in the world and to meet the mandatory requirements of water for
2.6 million people living in areas of 145 kilometres stretching between Kotri and Arabian Sea,
in Sindh.

In absence of release of water, the Indus delta is on verge of death due to scarcity of water resulting in intrusion of sea water inundating 2.7 million acres of valuable land besides
emerging enviormental disaster in Sindh. Wapda is department of federal government and it is bound duty to look after the national interests of all. On behalf of people of Sindh, I appeal to President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Ashraf Pervez and Chief Justice Supreme Court
of Pakistan Chaudhtry Iftikhar to take serious notice of this issue.—
Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=166648

  Save Indus delta
The News, Thursday, July 26, 2012

As agreed in the Water Accord of 1991, a survey was to be conducted by Wapda to fix
the quantity of water to be released downstream Kotri in order to save the Indus
Delta – the sixth largest in the world – and to meet the mandatory requirement of water
for the 2.6 million people living in the area between Kotri and the Arabian Sea. Sadly, it
has been almost 22 years but no survey was conducted by Wapda except the one that
Wapda had supposedly conducted on its own without taking into confidence the Sindh
government.

As water is not released into the sea, the Indus Delta is on the verge of complete
destruction. The sea water has reportedly inundated about 2.7 million acres of valuable
land. Wapda, being a federal entity, is duty bound to look after the interests of all
provinces.

I appeal to President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Chief Justice
Supreme Court of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry to take notice of this serious issue.

Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi

http://e.thenews.com.pk/7-26-2012/page7.asp#
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Kotri water survey
The Statesman, Peshawar, Thursday, July 26, 2012

As agreed in Water Accord-1991, a survey for release of water in downstream Kotri, was to
be conducted by Wapda to fix the quantity of water to be released in order to save Indus
delta – the sixth largest in the world – and to meet the mandatory requirements of water for
2.6 million people living in areas of 145 kilometres stretching between Kotri and Arabian Sea,
in Sindh.

Sorry to say, the controversial Wapda has miserably failed to conduct such survey after
signing the accord about 22 years ago except the one that was reportedly conducted by
Wapda on its own without taking Sindh into confidence. Obviously, this was not acceptable to Sindh. Why Wapda has taken criminal silence on this important issue, may be it relates to
Sindh?

In absence of release of water, the Indus delta is on verge of death due to man-made
scarcity of water resulting in intrusion of sea water inundating 2.7 million acres of valuable
land besides emerging enviormental disaster in Sindh.

Wapda is department of federal government and it is its bounden duty to look after the
national interests of all equally instead of openly supporting one province at the cost of rest
three provinces for the last four decades. It is on record, sometime back the KP Assembly
had passed unanimous resolution to shift its headquarters from Lahore (Punjab).

On behalf of people of Sindh, I appeal to President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja
Ashraf Pervez and Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan Chaudhtry Iftikhar to take serious
notice of Wapda’s effort to victimise three provinces out of four as it is seriously damaging the unity of the country.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi.
http://www.statesman.com.pk/letters/let%204.htm

  The Corrupt Wapda
The Pakistan Today, Monday, July 16, 2012

I was amazed to read Wapda’s advertisement that appeared in various newspapers claiming ‘Wapda – committed to a Brighter Pakistan’ (July 14).

As matter of fact, the role of Wapda has generally remained controversial for the last four decades. At least its three former chiefs belonging to Punjab openly supported their province
at the cost of rest of the three provinces. They were: late Lt Gen (r) Safdar Butt, General (r) Zulfikar Khan and Tariq Hameed. Needless to mention, two former Prime Ministers, Z A Bhutto
and Syed Yousaf Reza Gilani, called Wapda a white elephant.

A resolution was unanimously passed in the KP Assembly to shift Wapda’s headquarters from Lahore due to Wapda’s policies against three provinces whereas similar voices also echoed
in the Sindh Assembly.

For the man-made extensive destruction of Indus delta – the sixth largest in the world, Wapda, among others, is directly responsible resulting in sea intrusion inundating 2.7 million acres of valuable land in Sindh whereas non-release of limited water downstream Kotri has left 2.6
million people living in area of 145 kilometres, stretching from Kotri downstream to Arabian
Sea, to die due to hunger and thirst despite they are Muslims, human beings and Pakistani
Sindhis.

Human tragedy due to worst environmental conditions is expected in Sindh as a result of non-release of at least 10 maf water Kotri downstream despite Water Accord of 1991 being
signed 22 years back.

Meanwhile, ever-increasing high level corruption in Wapda is also big problem. Sometime back, the auditor general presented a report in the National Assembly disclosing Rs 90 crores embezzlements in Wapda. After a few days, there were other reports in media disclosing
at least Rs 2.2 billion embezzlement in Neelam and other projects. Such reports are common
in media but our elected government is totally unaware of them.

A large number of people would join me when I say Wapda has harmed Pakistan more than
any foreign country by damaging the interests of three provinces out of four, creating discontentment among the people. Wapda also maneuvered data about release and
availability of water to support one province, from time to time.

I suggest Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motu action against the ever increasing high level corruption in Wapda and its long standing policies against three out of
four provinces.

Also I suggest PPP government to form a commission to probe prevailing record-corruption
in Wapda in addition to its controversial policies

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/07/15/comment/editors-mail/the-corrupt-wapda/

  'Corrupt Wapda'
The Frontier post, Monday, July 16, 2012

Posted on July 16, 2012
I was amazed to read Wapda's advertisement appearing in various newspapers claiming
'Wapda - committed to a brighter Pakistan' (July 14).

As a matter of fact, the role of Wapda has generally remained controversial for the last four decades. At least its three former chiefs belonging to Punjab, openly supported their province
at the cost of rest three provinces.

They were; late Lt Gen (R) Safdar Butt, General (R) Zulfikar Khan and Tariq Hameed. Needless
to mention, two former prime ministers Z A Bhutto & Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani called the Wapda
as white elephant.

There was unanimously passed resolution of KP Assembly on record to shift Wapda's
Headquarters from the capital of Punjab i.e Lahore due to Wapda's policies against three
provinces whereas similar voices also echoed in the Sindh Assembly frequently against Wapda.
For the man-made extensive destruction of Indus delta - the sixth largest in the world, Wapda, among others, is directly responsible resulting in sea intrusion inundating 2.7 million acres of valuable land in Sindh whereas non-release of limited water downstream Kotri, has left 2.6
million people living in area of 145 kilometres stretching from Kotri downstream to Arabian Sea,
to die due to hunger and thirst despite they are Muslims, human beings and also Pakistanis.

Human tragedy due to worst environmental conditions is expected in Sindh as result of
non-release of at least 10 maf water Kotri downstream while Water Accord of 1991 was
signed 22 years back. Meanwhile, ever-increasing high level corruption in Wapda is big problem.
 
Sometime back, Auditor General presented report in the National Assembly disclosing Rs 900 million embezzlements in Wapda. After a few days, there were another reports in media
disclosing at least Rs 2.2 billion embezzlement in Neelam and other projects. Such reports are common in media but our elected government is totally unaware of this.

A large number of people would join me when I say Wapda has harmed Pakistan more than
any foreign country by damaging the interests of three provinces out of four, creating discontentment among the people. Wapda also maneuvered by compiling data about
release and availability of water to support one province, from time to time.

I suggest Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo motu action against ever increasing high level corruption in Wapda and its long standing policies against three out of four provinces.
Also I suggest PPP govt to form a Commission to probe prevailing record-corruption in Wapda
in addition to its controversial policies against three provinces.

M Khan Sial, Karachi

http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/171764/

  'Corrupt Wapda and prosperous Pakistan'
The Business Recorder, Sunday, July 15, 2012

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
I was amazed to read Wapda's advertisement appeared in various newspapers claiming
'Wapda - committed to a Brighter Pakistan' (July 14). As a matter of fact, the role of Wapda
has generally remained highly controversial for the last four decades.

Wapda, among others, is directly responsible for the man-made extensive destruction of Indus delta - the sixth largest in the world. I request the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan
to take suo motu action against a very high level of corruption in Wapda and its long standing policies against three out of four provinces.
http://www.businessrecorder.com/articles-a-letters/188:letters/1216179:corrupt-wapda-and-prosperous-pakistan/
?date=2012-07-15

  Diversion of gas to Punjab
The Frontier Post, Monday, July 09, 2012


Posted on July 9, 2012
Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah during his recent budget speech has said Punjab is utilising 48 per cent of Sindh's gas.

It is highly regrettable when Sindh is presently observing 36 hours gas loadshedding, its gas is being diverted to Punjab on one pretext or the other that is flagrant violation of the Constitution.
As per Constitution, the need of the province where natural resources are found, is to be meted out on priority basis and only after that, it can be provided to another province. This reminds
me the attitude of the former Punjab chief minister Pervez Elahi who did not obey the orders
to lift inter provincial movement on wheat despite three prime ministers asked him to do so.
They were Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Chaudhry Shujat Hussain and Shaukat Aziz because
Sindh, Balochistan and KP had demanded so.

I appeal to our PPP rulers to stop violating the Constitution in order to please Punjab and
treating Sindh as its colony.

M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/170577/

  Sindh University: Written test
The Frontier Post, Sunday, July 01, 2012


On June 26, a written test for the post of Grade 17 officers was held in Sindh University
in which some short listed candidates appeared. Strangely, Additional Registrar of the
University suddenly appeared and asked one of the candidates to sit in last row and he
in front of all, delivered him some papers obviously answers of the questions being asked
in the test. Some candidates objected on this but in vain. Thus, test became a cruel joke. Strangely, the result was declared in the haste on the same evening and only the said
person who was favoured, was declared successful whereas all the rest candidates were
given very low marks.

Later, I came to know the post was sold at Rs 5 lakhs to the successful candidate who was
former colleague of the Additional Registrar in a private organisation for years.

I request the higher authorities in Sindh government to cancel the said test and order an
impartial inquiry in the matter by taking stern action against culprits and ensure justice is
done to the deserving candidates by holding impartial test.
M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/169260/

  PIA pensioners’ misery
The Nation, Thursday, June 28, 2012

It is sad that the PIA management did not raise the pension even though the government
made the announcement. Subsequently, PIA employees are getting a meager amount as
monthly pension that is insufficient to pay even one month’s utility bill of their homes.
Recently, a delegation of PIA Retired Employees Association met with the new chairman of
PIA Rao Qamar Suleman and drew his attention towards the chicken feed that they were
getting. The employees were assured that their demands would be met but it remains
to be seen if the decision is actually implemented. And even for that the credit goes to the dedicated retired PIA employees. One can only recall with sadness that the Airline was once regarded as one of the best in the world.
On behalf of the PIAREA, I appeal to chairman, PIA to look into genuine problems and
demands of retired employees by granting them a fair increase in pension.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, June 3.

http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-06-28/page-7

  The second blow
The Pakistan Today, Friday, June 22, 2012

During the 65-year long history of our country, the Parliament received its second big blow
by judiciary on 19June.

It is not true that all the decisions made by apex court were always right. We had example
of Z A Bhutto’s vital case in which the verdict was given by 3-4 judges. Nonetheless, the
deciding judge, Justice Naseem Hassan Shah, after many years of his verdict in an interview
with Geo TV categorically said that had he wanted to save the life of Z A Bhutto, he could have done so but his advocate Yahya Bakhtiar annoyed the judges.

This is not the first example of its kind. In 1954, when late Chaudhry Malik Ghulam Mohammad was Governor General (GG), the Speaker of National Assembly Maulvi Tameezuddin challenged
the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly by GG in the apex court but the then Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Mohammad Munir, supported the decision of the
GG and thus the judiciary delivered its first blow on the sovereignty of the parliament.

It appears that the history has repeated itself in 2012 as the parliament has recently received
its second blow by judiciary. Throughout the world, the parliament is supreme whereas the
job of judiciary is only to explain the constitution, not challenge every decision of the govt.

Unfortunately, a group of people in Pakistan have always tried to prove judiciary as supreme against the parliament and they have unfortunately succeeded in their designs. This will have highly bad repercussions on the sovereignty of the parliament besides on the future of the
country as it is bound to further weaken it.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/06/22/comment/editors-mail/the-second-blow/

Fanning ethnic hatred
The Pakistan Observer, Monday, June 18, 2012


Mohammad Khan Sial
This refers to a 7-column lead story of a leading English daily newspaper [obviously Dawn - ed.]
on June 12, 2012 headlined: Rs 2.2 billion for PPP strongholds, Rs 200m for MQM districts.

Being responsible citizen, I hereby strongly protest on such misleading headline. I understand
the story was deliberately twisted to gain undue sympathy of an ethnic group of Karachi. It
does not suit newspaper of repute to play up the stories meant to gain their unseen interests
by further fanning ethnic hatred in Karachi that is already a vulnerable city due to continuous
ethnic tension and unabated target killings for the last many years.

Next day, again there was 7-column lead story on the said page about the killing of brother of
ex-MPA of the said ethnic group. Do they give such treatment to PPP or ANP by giving
coverage of same level when brothers of their ex-MPAs were killed?
—Karachi

http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=160678

 
Mysterious death of Dr Qureshi
The Weekly Pulse, Friday, June 08, 2012

Karachi: Mohammad Khan Sial
June 08, 2012
The mysterious death of a renowned neurosurgeon, Dr Aftab Qureshi, who was kidnapped
on May 12 from Karachi, during a so-called operation in Hyderabad, has raised many serious doubts that need to be removed immediately.

The SSP of Hyderabad, Haseeb Beg, has denied that he was taken into confidence by the
Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) chief, Ahmed Chinoy, or the Anti Violent Crime Unit (AVCU) over police action against the kidnappers in which the top neurosurgeon of Sindh,
Dr Aftab Qureshi, was killed. He said, "Mr Chinoy did not speak to me at 2:00 am, so you
cannot say that I or the DIG was on board as far this encounter is concerned." This has made
the role of Mr Chinoy dubious.

The statement of SSP Hyderabad could not be neglected in any case. This has raised fingers towards the controversial role of the CPLC chief, also pointed out by Dr Zulfikar Mirza while resigning from the important post of home minister in Sindh last year. As it is, Sindh has a
dearth of neurosurgeons and the death of a renowned neurosurgeon like Dr Qureshi is an irreparable loss to the province. Nonetheless, I hereby appeal on behalf of the people of
Sindh to President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani and Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to
take notice of the mysterious death of Dr Aftab Qureshi in a so-called police action and
order a high-level inquiry, particularly into the controversial role of the CPLC and AVCU
for their alleged involvement/negligence.
http://weeklypulse.org/letters.aspx

Edhi big award
The Pakistan Observer, Thursday, June 07, 2012
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Mohammad Khan Sial
I suggest that a prestigious Award for Abdul Sattar Edhi – an international social worker
must be announced by some reputed international organization for saving lives of thousands
of innocent people of Lyari recently who remained under siege completely for continuous eight days in ill-planned police operation headed by a SSP, CIA Chaudhry Aslam despite having
criminal record. Strangely, the said police officer was decorated with prestigious Presidential Award before the start of Lyari operation.

As a result of operation, the people of Lyari were deprived of basic facilities like food, water,
gas, electricity, medicines etc., and they were not allowed even to come out from their homes
for treatment, even pregnant ladies were not allowed to go to maternity homes as there
was no interval in the operation. This was worst operation of its kind where innocent people in thousands were targeted for nothing. Even, some social organizations that brought food for
the residents to serve the stranded people were not allowed to enter into the area.

Nonetheless, it was Mr Edhi who warned PPP-MQM coalition Sindh government if siege
continued further, thousands of innocent people would die and he had no sufficient coffins
to bury dead bodies in large number. The mad PPP government that launched the Lyari
operation on the demand of an ethnic group, had detained Mr Edhi whereas his highly
efficient ambulance service was also stopped to operate in Lyari as pointed out by Mr Edhi
to media himself. Had the people like Edhi not been present in our society, our coalition government in Sindh headed by PPP, would have killed thousands of innocent people under
so-called policy of “reconciliation”.—Karachi

http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=158875

  Award for Maulana Edhi
The Daily Times, Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Sir: Maulana Abul Sattar Edhi’s contribution to the welfare of Karachi’s people, in particular,
has been spectacular. In the recent Lyari operation, where he remained under siege for eight
days, his persistence and hard work deserves awards from international organisations. He
saved the lives of thousands of Lyari people who would have died of hunger and for want of medical treatment. Even though the government did not allow Edhi’s ambulances and workers
to enter Lyari, the latter still managed to work their way through bullets and firing. This
particular act of Maulana Abdul Sattar Edhi deserves applaud and recognition internationally.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C06%5C05%5Cstory_5-6-2012_pg3_7

  Low pension of PIA retirees
The Pakistan Today, Monday, June 04, 2012

It is sad whenever the government has announced increase in pension, PIA management did
not implement. The PIA management did not even implement its own decision to increase
pension whenever there was increase in salaries of PIA’s serving employees.
Subsequently, PIA employees are getting meagre amount as monthly pension that is
insufficient to pay even one monthly utility bill of their homes. Recently, a delegation of PIA
Retired Employees Association met with the new chairman of PIA Rao Qamar Suleman and
among others, and drew his attention towards very low amount of PIA pension they are
receiving who assured them to consider their genuine problems.
Needless to mention here, it was the result of dedicated efforts of PIA employees, now retired,
the airlines was once known as one of the best airlines of the world.
On behalf of the PIAREA, I appeal to Chairman PIA to look into genuine problems of retired employees by granting them all increases due in PIA pension so far.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/06/03/comment/editors-mail/low-pension-of-pia-retirees/

  Low pension of PIA retirees
The Frontier Post, Monday, June 04, 2012
   

Posted on June 4, 2012
It is sad whenever the government has announced increase in pension, PIA management
did not implement, even the PIA Management did not implement its own decision to increase pension whenever there is an increase in salaries of PIA's serving employees.

Subsequently, PIA employees are getting meager amount as monthly pension that is
insufficient to pay even one month's utility bill of their homes. Recently, a delegation of
PIA Retired Employees Association (Registered) met with the new chairman of PIA Rao
Qamar Suleman and among others, drew his attention towards very low amount of PIA
pension they are receiving who assured them to consider their genuine problems.

Needless to mention here, it was result of dedicated efforts of PIA employees, now retired,
the Airlines was once known as one of the best Airlines of the world.

On behalf of the PIAREA, I appeal to chairman of PIA to look into genuine problems of retired employees by granting them all increases due in PIA pension so far.
Muhammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/165009/

  MDA scheme
The News, Monday, June 04, 2012
   

The Malir Development Authority had introduced the New Malir Housing Project, MDA Scheme
No 1, in late 1997. Residential plots of 400, 200 and 100 square yards were sold following wide publicity and billions of rupees were collected. Although almost 16 years have passed, but no significant development work has so far been carried out. Initially, the MDA constructed a few roads and gave an impression that large-scale development works were underway. But this
was another effort to hoodwink people, to collect huge amounts of money from allottees and accumulate bank interest. Unfortunately, the present market value of the plots is less than 50 percent of their assigned value. Meanwhile, there were some alarming reports in the media
some time ago that about 1,000 files of the allottees were missing. This needs to be
investigated.

A large number of people have already paid most of their dues. However, they are reluctant
to pay further charges in view of the MDA’s continuous lack of interest in development work. In
the meantime, allottees are receiving warning letters from the MDA repeatedly to face
cancellation of their allotments if development charges and grid station charges are not paid. In order to regain the allottees’ confidence, the MDA authorities should immediately carry out
major development works in Scheme No 1, using the huge amount of money they have
already collected. Once all the necessary development works are completed by the MDA,
the allottees will gladly pay the remaining charges. The governor and chief minister of Sindh should personally intervene to save the interests of the allottees.
Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://e.thenews.com.pk/6-4-2012/page7.asp#;

  Controversial CPLC
The Pakistan Observer, Monday, June 04, 2012


Mohammad Khan Sial
As per media report, the CPLC has released figures about killings of people in Karachi during
the last 04 years and two and half months that claimed during the coalition government 253
police officials were killed whereas the total number of target killing was 3,606 including PPP
127, MQM 302, MQM (H) 137, ANP 154, Sapah-i-Sahaba 72, Shias 52. The report further
claimed there was much difference in figures compiled by CPLC and Cell working in I G Police Office as the later stated only 164 people belonging to MQM were killed during the period. The former Sindh Home Minister Zulfikar Mirza while resigning from his post has also exposed the political intentions of the CPLC head Mr Chony and now the figures released by controversial
CPLC compared to IG Cell speak themselves. It is undeniable fact; the sensitive organization
like CPL C has become highly controversial with political agenda from the date Mr Chony has
joined the organization.

I hereby appeal to various groups working for Human Rights, political parties and all those
who believe in supremacy of law, to stand up and take notice of controversial CPLC activities
and if weak Sindh government is unable to ensure CPLC as impartial , it is better to abolish
the same forthwith as unfortunately, CPLC is fanning hatred among different ethnic groups in Karachi unnecessarily.—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=158569

  Plea for award for Edhi
Dawn, Sunday, June 03, 2012

I SUGGEST a prestigious award for Abdul Sattar Edhi, an international social worker, should
be announced by some reputed international organisation for saving the lives of thousands of innocent people of Lyari recently.

He remained under siege for eight days during the ill-planned police operation. As a result of
the operation, the people of Lyari were deprived of basic facilities like food, water, gas,
electricity and medicines, and they were not allowed even to come out of their homes for treatment, even pregnant women were not allowed to go to maternity homes as there was
no interval in the operation.

Even some social organisations that brought food for the stranded residents were not allowed
to enter the area. Nonetheless, it was Mr Edhi who cautioned the Sindh coalition government
that if the siege was continued any further, thousands of innocent people would die.

The government that launched the Lyari operation had detained Mr Edhi whereas his highly efficient ambulance service was also stopped from operating in Lyari.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://dawn.com/2012/06/03/plea-for-award-for-edhi/

  An award for Edhi
The Pakistan Today, Saturday, June 02, 2012

I suggest that Abdul Sattar Edhi, an internationally renowned social worker, must be given
a special award for saving the lives of thousands of innocent people of Lyari recently who
remained under siege completely for eight days due to an ill-planned police operation that
was headed by a SSP, CID, Chaudhry Aslam, despite him having a criminal record. Strangely,
the said police officer was decorated with the prestigious presidential award before the start
of Lyari operation.

As a result of operation, the people of Lyari were deprived of basic facilities like food, water,
gas, electricity, medicines etc. They were not allowed even to come out from their homes for medical treatment and even pregnant ladies were not allowed to go to maternity homes as
there was no interval in the operation. This was the worst operation of its kind where innocent people in thousands number were targeted for nothing. Even some social organisations that brought food for the residents to serve the stranded people were not allowed to enter into
the area.

Nonetheless, it was Mr Edhi who warned PPP-MQM coalition Sindh government that if the
siege continued any further, thousands of innocent people would die and he had no sufficient coffins to bury dead bodies in large number.

The PPP government that launched the Lyari operation on the demand of an ethnic group,
had detained Mr Edhi whereas his highly efficient ambulance service was also stopped from operating in Lyari as pointed out by Mr Edhi to the media.

If people like Edhi were not present in our society, the coalition government in Sindh would
have killed thousands of innocent people under the guise of the so-called policy of
“reconciliation”.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/06/01/comment/editors-mail/an-award-for-edhi/

  An irreparable loss!
The Nation, Saturday, June 02, 2012


The mysterious death of a renowned neurosurgeon Dr Aftab Qureshi, who was kidnapped on
May 12 from Karachi during the so-called operation in Hyderabad, has raised many serious
doubts that need to be removed immediately.The SSP of Hyderabad, Haseeb Beg, has
denied that he was taken into confidence by the Citizen Liaison Committee (CPLC) Chief,
Ahmed Chinoy, or the Anti-Violent Crime Unit (AVCU) over police action against the kidnappers
in which the neurosurgeon was killed. He said: “Mr Chinoy did not speak to me at 2:00 am,
so you cannot say that I or the DIG was on board as far as this encounter is concerned.”
This has made the role of Mr Chinoy dubious.The statement of SSP Hyderabad cannot be neglected in any case.

This has, indeed, raised fingers towards the controversial role of the CPLC Chief; also pointed
out by Dr Zulfikar Mirza while resigning from the important post of Home Minister last year.
As it is, there is a dearth of neurosurgeons in Sindh and Dr Qureshi’s death is an irreparable
loss to the province. Nonetheless, I, hereby, appeal on behalf of the people of Sindh to
President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry
to take notice of his mysterious death and order a high-level inquiry, particularly into the controversial role of the CPLC and AVCU for their alleged involvement/negligence in the
so-called police action.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, May 31.
http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-06-02/page-7

Inquiry needed
The News, Friday, June 01, 2012

The death of a renowned neurosurgeon Dr Aftab Qureshi, who was kidnapped on May 12
from Karachi, during a police operation in Hyderabad to rescue him, raises serious questions. Talking to the media, Senior Superintendent Police Hyderabad Haseeb Beg said that he was
not taken into confidence by the Citizen Liaison Committee or the Anti-Violent Crime Unit
(AVCU) about the police action against Qureshi’s kidnappers in which the neurosurgeon
was killed. The statement of the SSP Hyderabad cannot be ignored. A high-level inquiry is
needed.
Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://e.thenews.com.pk/6-1-2012/page7.asp#;

Mysterious death of Dr Qureshi
The Daily Times, Friday, June 01, 2012

Sir: The mysterious death of a renowned neurosurgeon, Dr Aftab Qureshi, who was
kidnapped on May 12 from Karachi, during a so-called operation in Hyderabad, has raised
many serious doubts that need to be removed immediately.

The SSP of Hyderabad, Haseeb Beg, has denied that he was taken into confidence by the
Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) chief, Ahmed Chinoy, or the Anti Violent Crime Unit (AVCU) over police action against the kidnappers in which the top neurosurgeon of Sindh,
Dr Aftab Qureshi, was killed. He said, “Mr Chinoy did not speak to me at 2:00 am, so you
cannot say that I or the DIG was on board as far this encounter is concerned.” This has
made the role of Mr Chinoy dubious.

The statement of SSP Hyderabad could not be neglected in any case. This has raised fingers towards the controversial role of the CPLC chief, also pointed out by Dr Zulfikar Mirza while resigning from the important post of home minister in Sindh last year. As it is, Sindh has a
dearth of neurosurgeons and the death of a renowned neurosurgeon like Dr Qureshi is an irreparable loss to the province. Nonetheless, I hereby appeal on behalf of the people of
Sindh to President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani and Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to
take notice of the mysterious death of Dr Aftab Qureshi in a so-called police action and
order a high-level inquiry, particularly into the controversial role of the CPLC and AVCU
for their alleged involvement/negligence.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C06%5C01%5Cstory_1-6-2012_pg3_7

Death of Dr Qureshi & CPLC
The Statesman, Peshawar, Friday, June 01, 2012

The mysterious death of a renowned neurosurgeon Dr Aftab Qureshi in a so-called operation
in Hyderabad has raised serious doubts that need to be removed immediately.

SSP of Hyderabad Haseeb Beg has denied he was taken into confidence by Citizen Liaison Committee (CPLC) chief Ahmed Chinoy or Anti Violent Crime Unit (AVCU) over police action
against kidnappers in which Dr Aftab Qureshi was killed. He said: “Mr Chinoy did not speak
to me at 2am, so you can not say that I or DIG was on board as far this encounter is
concerned.” This has made the role of Mr Chinoy dubious.

The statement of SSP could not be neglected in any case. This has raised the fingers towards
the controversial role of CPLC chief, also pointed out by the Dr Zulfikar Mirza while resigning
from the vital post of Home Minister in Sindh last year.

Sindh has dearth of neurosurgeons and loss of Dr Aftab is irreparable. Nonetheless, I hereby appeal on behalf of people of Sindh to President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani and Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to take notice of mysterious death of Dr Aftab Qureshi in so-called
police action and also order a high level inquiry particularly into controversial role of CPLC &
AVCU for their alleged involvement / negligence in police action.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL,Karachi.
http://www.statesman.com.pk/letters/let%204.htm

An advice
The Pakistan Today, Sunday, May 27, 2012

Former Wapda Chairman Shamsul Mulk belongs to our beautiful province Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Unfortunately, at the age of 87, he is still working against the interests
of three out of four provinces, particularly his own province KP on water issues.

He himself is known as dam contractor in Punjab and his financial interests are attached
with this profession. Therefore, he has become staunch supporter of controversial Kalabagh
dam (KBD) in Punjab for the simple reason if KBD is built; he would be financially benefited
in the shape of getting numerous contracts as reward for his ‘loyalty’.

I think there is still time, Mr Mulk should repent on his anti-KP stand and must get apology
from people of his own province (KP) besides Sindh and Balochistan for harming their
national interests on water issues.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/05/26/comment/editors-mail/an-advice/

Disinformation on Thar Coal
The Pakistan Observer, Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
Recently, member of the Planning Commission on Energy Shahid Sattar who originally belongs
to Punjab, claimed in an energy conference held at Islamabad that Thar Coal project was complete failure and flame on gasification lasted only 4 hours versus four months as stated
by Dr Samar Mubbarak Mand. This attitude resulted in non release of Rs 90 crores from the federal government for Thar Coal project during the current fiscal year whereas federal government did not earmark the amount so far in the next budget for Thar Coal project.

Nonetheless, the high level inquiry committee consisting experts headed by Lt General (r)
Shahid Niaz, Incharge investigation and monitoring visited the Gasification Plant at Thar
Coal site on May 08 to 11 and found the project viable and termed it an asset for the nation.
They found the claim made by Shahid Sattar was completely wrong and based on dishonesty.
They also noticed flame continued for four months instead of four hours as claimed by Shahid Sattar. However, they recommend action against him.

Meanwhile, the German Embassy announced on May 14 that Thar Coal project (Gasification)
is extremely viable and beneficial and many German companies are ready to make investment under Thar Underground Coal Gasification project.

I suggest that Shahid Sattar and Asif Bajw a both bureaucrats from Punjab must be arrested
and tried under high treason as they have committed high treason by trying to make Thar
Coal Project as failure in order to further complicate the prevailing energy crisis in the
country and indirectly supporting controversial Kalabagh dam project in Punjab. Mr Bajwa
who is working in federal government did not release Rs 90 crores for Thar Coal on the
basis of mala fide claims being made by Shahid Sattar and others.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=157148

Fake journalists
The Pakistan Observer, Friday, May 18, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
All Pakistanis who believe in healthy journalism would be in shock to see a statement of
Rehman Malik, Interior Minister claiming he had sent “his men” disguised as media persons
to trace Uzair Baloch. This is highly objectionable act on part of Mr Malik as act of sending
fake journalist is against all norms of journalism, humanity and prevailing law because such
illegal practice has put the lives of thousands of genuine journalists at high risk.

I appeal to Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), All Pakistan Newspapers Society
(APNS), Karachi Union of Journalists, Lahore Union of journalists, various Press Clubs
particularly Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad besides all those who are associated with journalism
to take statement of Mr Malik seriously. If they do not raise objection on Mr Malik’s act, there would be an unending practice that would not only pollute the healthy journalism but would
also jeopardise the lives of thousands of genuine journalists who are engaged in reporting.
Please act before it is too late.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=155889

Fake journalists
The Frontier Post, Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Posted on May 16, 2012
All Pakistanis who believe in healthy journalism would be in shock to see a statement of
Rehman Malik, Interior Minister, claiming he had sent "his men" disguised as media persons
to trace Uzair Baloch.
This is highly objectionable act on part of Mr Malik as act of sending fake journalists is
against all norms of journalism, humanity and prevailing law because such illegal practice
has put the lives of thousands of genuine journalists at high risk.
I appeal to Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Karachi
Union of Journalists, Lahore Union of journalists, various Press Clubs particularly Karachi,
Lahore and Islamabad besides all those who are associated with journalism to take statement
of Mr Malik seriously. If they do not raise objection to Mr Malik's act, there would be an
unending practice that would not only pollute the healthy journalism but would also jeopardise
the lives of thousands of genuine journalists who are engaged in reporting. Please act before
it is too late.
M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/162038/#

Shedding the crocodile tears
The Frontier Post, Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Posted on May 15, 2012
Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh, presented a 4-year performance report of his
PPP-led coalition Sindh government in the Sindh Assembly on May 8.
Shah Sahib has mentioned a number of steps that his government has so far taken for the betterment of people of his province. By presenting one-sided and self-praised performance
report, he has forgotten to mention, may be due to his old-age, some bitter facts like
extremely bad governance, unending target killings particularly in Karachi, non arrest of
killers, deteriorating law and order situation, rampant corruption, not properly supporting
millions of flood affected people, not taking timely decisions, neglecting PPP workers who
rendered sacrifices in the past and so on.
Unfortunately, there is a long list of examples of bad governance in Sindh and recent addition
was of Lyari operation headed by SSP, CIA, Chaudhry Aslam who has no good record in Lyari
in the past.
During 8-day long operation, lakhs of poor people living in highly congested area were
deprived of all basic amenities like food, water, gas, electricity; medicines, transport etc. and
they were almost on verge of death.
Nonetheless, the warning of Abdul Sattar Edhi - an internationally recognised social
worker - and others finally worked as they categorically said that in case, operation continued, thousands of innocent poor people would die owing to hunger and thirst. Nonetheless, he had
no sufficient arrangements to provide coffins in large number for them.
Regretfully, Sindh government had already closed down highly efficient ambulance service
of Edhi during Lyari operation without any justification. Now Mr Shah is shedding crocodile
tears for people of Lyari but where was he when thousands of people of Lyari were on
verge of death?
Some routine intervals in target killings in Karachi cannot be treated as achievement for
Sindh government. Such claim is tantamount to deceive the people.
Another example of bad governance was; when Supreme Court of Pakistan instructed the
Sindh government to provide list of officers on deputations, the Sindh government submitted
the list in the Court three times incomplete because they have no capability to compile correct
list of over three hundred officers due to bad governance. What a 'good' performance! The
people of Sindh have never seen such an inefficient government during the last 42 years in
the province despite having an "army" of ministers.
No doubt, PPP would suffer in next general elections for the bad governance in the province.
Very sad!
M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/161882/

Lyari & KESC clarification
The Business Recorder, Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
The KESC has clarified in a section of the press that during the first five days of the Lyari
operation, six out of 43 PMTs were damaged but later on two were repaired, whereas the
total registered customers in Lyari were 180,000.

Nonetheless, they did not mention, the exact number of customers (registered and
unregistered) affected during the Lyari operation for unknown reasons, perhaps leaving the
people to guess.

The KESC mentioned the first five days of the operation but what about the rest of the three
days of the operation? More PMTs might have been damaged.

If during the total eight days of the operation, roughly nine PMTs were damaged, the number
of registered customers who were affected would be 20,000.

If we presume that an average 10 people are living in one house of the congested area, the number of affected people comes to two lakhs.

If we add unregistered customers (like other part of Karachi) also, the total affected number
of people would be 300,000.

Since the operation was not launched in the whole of Lyari, the claim of KESC that electricity
of only nine percent of Lyari was closed during the first five days, would be highly unjustified.

Since, the operation started in a limited area of Lyari, the KESC must have moral courage to
tell us how many customers (registered as well as unregistered) suffered in the affected area during eight days.

In my opinion, 80 to 90 percent people remained without electricity in the affected area.
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/188:letters/1189565:lyari-a-kesc-clarification/?date=2012-05-14

Lyari & KESC clarification
The Frontier Post, Saturday, May 12, 2012

Posted on May 12, 2012
KESC has clarified in a section of the press that during the first 5 days of Lyari operation, six
out of 43 PMTs were damaged but later on two were repaired whereas total registered
customers in Lyari were 1,80,000. Nonetheless, they did not mention, the exact number of customers (registered and unregistered) affected during the Lyari operation for unknown
reasons, perhaps leaving the people to guess.
The KESC mentioned the first five days of operation but what about the rest three days of operation? More PMTs might have been damaged. If during the total 8 days of operation,
roughly 9 PMTs were damaged, the number of registered customers who were affected
would be 20,000.
If we presume that average 10 people are living in one house of congested area, the number
of affected people comes to two lakhs. If we add unregistered customers (like other part of
Karachi) also, the total affected number of people would be 3,00,000. Since the operation
was not launched in whole Lyari, claim of KESC that electricity of only 9 per cent whole of Lyari was closed during first five days, was highly unjustified.
Since, the operation started in a limited area in Lyari, KESC must have moral courage to tell
us how many customers (registered as well as unregistered) suffered in the affected area
in 8 days.
In my opinion, 80 to 90 per cent people remained without electricity in affected area. Therefore, comparing with the whole Lyari is some sort of gimmick by KESC.
M Khan Sial, Karachi

http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/161295/

Poor performance of Sindh government
The Nation, Saturday, May 12, 2012

Syed Qaim Ali Shah, chief minister of Sindh has presented a 4-year performance report of
his PPP-led coalition Sindh government in the Sindh Assembly on May 08.

Shah Sahib has mentioned number of steps that his government has so far taken for the betterment of people of his province. By presenting one sided and self-praised performance
report, he has forgotten to mention may be due to his old-age, some bitter facts like extremely
bad governance, target killings particularly in Karachi, killers at large, deteriorating law
and order situation, rampant corruption, ignoring the millions of flood affected people,
foot-dragging on important issues, neglecting PPP workers who rendered sacrifices in
the past and so on.

Unfortunately, there is a long list of examples of bad governance in Sindh. During 8-day
long operation, tens of thousands of poor people living in highly congested area were
deprived of all basic amenities like food, water, gas, electricity; medicines, transport etc
and they were almost on verge of death.

Nonetheless, the warning of Abdul Sattar Edhi – an international social worker and others
finally worked as they categorically said that in case, operation continued, thousands of
innocent poor people would die owing to hunger and thirst. Nonetheless, he had no sufficient arrangements to provide coffins in large number for them. Regretfully, Sindh government had already closed down highly efficient Ambulance service of Edhi during Lyari operation without
any justification. Now Mr Shah is shedding crocodile tears for people of Lyari but where was
he when thousands of people of Lyari were on verge of death?

Some routine intervals in target killings in Karachi cannot be treated as achievement for
Sindh government. Such claim is tantamount to deceiving the people. Another example of
bad governance was; when Supreme Court of Pakistan instructed the Sindh government to
provide list of officers on deputations, the Sindh government submitted the list in the Court
three times incomplete because they have no capability to compile correct list of over three hundred officers due to bad governance. What a bad performance!

The people of Sindh have never seen such an inefficient government during the last 42
years in the province despite having an “army” of ministers. No doubt, PPP would suffer
in the next general elections during the bad governance in the province. Very sad!
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL,
Karachi, May 10.
http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-05-12/page-7

Lyari & KESC clarification
The Frontier Post, Saturday, May 12, 2012

Posted on May 12, 2012
KESC has clarified in a section of the press that during the first 5 days of Lyari operation,
six out of 43 PMTs were damaged but later on two were repaired whereas total registered
customers in Lyari were 1,80,000. Nonetheless, they did not mention, the exact number of customers (registered and unregistered) affected during the Lyari operation for unknown
reasons, perhaps leaving the people to guess.

The KESC mentioned the first five days of operation but what about the rest three days of operation? More PMTs might have been damaged. If during the total 8 days of operation,
roughly 9 PMTs were damaged, the number of registered customers who were affected
would be 20,000.

If we presume that average 10 people are living in one house of congested area, the number
of affected people comes to two lakh. If we add unregistered customers (like other part of
Karachi) also, the total affected number of people would be 3,00,000. Since the operation
was not launched in whole Lyari, claim of KESC that electricity of only 9 per cent whole of
Lyari was closed during first five days, was highly unjustified.

Since, the operation started in a limited area in Lyari, KESC must have moral courage to
tell us how many customers (registered as well as unregistered) suffered in the affected
area in 8 days.

In my opinion, 80 to 90 per cent people remained without electricity in affected area.
Therefore, comparing with the whole Lyari is some sort of gimmick by KESC.
M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/161295/

Sindh government performance
The Daily Times, Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sir: Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Chief Minister (CM) of Sindh, has presented a four-year performance report of his Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led coalition government in the Sindh Assembly on
May 8.CM Shah has mentioned a number of steps that his government has so far taken for
the betterment of the people of his province. By presenting a one-sided and self-praising
performance report, he has forgotten to mention, may be due to his old age, some bitter facts. The entire Sindh and especially Karachi is marred by bad governance, incessant target killings, particularly in Karachi, deteriorating law and order situation, rampant corruption, extortion,
load shedding — the list goes on.

The recent operation in Lyari speaks volumes of the ability and working of the Sindh
government. The Lyari operation, headed by SSP CIA, Chaudhry Aslam, continued for eight
days without producing any result. The show of muscle of the gangsters and the lack of professionalism of Karachi police was exposed. All through the operation, the people of Lyari
not only died without any fault of theirs, but also actually starved to death because of non-availability of food, water and other necessities of life.

The people of Sindh have never seen such an inefficient government during the last 42 years
in the province, despite having an ‘army’ of ministers. No doubt, the PPP would suffer in the
next general elections because of bad governance.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi.
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C05%5C12%5Cstory_12-5-2012_pg3_7

Rehman Malik’s visit
The Pakistan Observer, Friday, May 11, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
As per media, Rehman Malik, Interior Minister on May 06 went to outside areas of Lyari like Kharadar, Lea Market and did not visited inside Lyari but finally went to Napier Road that
was also not part of Lyari.

The people are interested to know what purpose of his visit to Napier Road was (where
notorious Red Light area is situated for the years) and also why he did not visit inside Lyari?
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=154759

Detention of Edhi
The Pakistan Observer, Friday, May 11, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
Millions of people of this country would be in shock to read the statement attributed to Abdul
Sattar Edhi - well known social worker appeared in the section of the press (May 04) about
his detention, posting of police officials outside his house & closure of his ambulance service
in Lyari where police operation for the last 8 days is in full swing.

Needless to mention here that Mr Edhi is well known social worker who has rendered unprecedented services to the humanity without any discrimination for years as recognized
through out the world. Closure of his fast, efficient and much needed ambulance service
in Lyari, is more condemnable. If he has opposed the Lyari operation like thousands of
others, it was his right; therefore, Sindh government has no right to go out of hands. It
appears the Sindh government which is already suffering from extremely bad governance
is now defaming the country internationally. Very sad! —Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=154757

Poor performance
The News, Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has presented the four-year performance report of
his PPP-led Sindh government. Shah mentioned a number of steps that his government took
for the ‘betterment’ of the people of his province. But he forgot to mention, probably due to
his old age, some bitter facts like extremely poor governance, unending targeted killings, particularly in Karachi, deteriorating law and order, rampant corruption, lack of rehabilitation measures for the flood-affected people and so on. Unfortunately, there is a long list of
examples of bad governance in Sindh and the recent addition to this list is the Lyari
operation. For eight days, the poor people of Lyari were deprived of all basic amenities like
food, water, gas, electricity, medicines and transport.

The Sindh government would be gravely mistaken if it interpreted the short intervals in the incidents of targeted killings in Karachi as peace. We saw another example of bad
governance when the Supreme Court instructed the Sindh government to provide the list
of officers on deputations and the Sindh government submitted faulty and incomplete lists
not once but three times. Isn’t it even capable of compiling a correct list of over 300 officers?
The people of Sindh have never seen such an inefficient government in the province.
Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://e.thenews.com.pk/5-10-2012/page7.asp#;

Poor performance
The Express Tribune, Thursday, May 10, 2012

KARACHI:
Chief minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has presented a four-year performance report
of his PPP-led coalition government in the province. Mr Shah mentioned several steps that his government took for the betterment of the people of the province. By presenting a one-sided
and self-praising report, he ignored some bitter facts, like the extremely poor governance that Sindh’s citizens have been subjected to, the never-ending targeted killings, the inability of the
law-enforcement agencies to arrest those involved in targeted killings, the deteriorating law
and order situation, rampant corruption, failing to rehabilitate the millions affected by floods,
and neglecting the PPP workers who rendered sacrifices for the party.

Added to this list is the recent operation in Lyari, headed by Chaudhry Aslam. During the
eight-day long operation, thousands of poor people living in the area were deprived of basic amenities such as food, water, electricity, medicines, transport, etc. Even Abdul Sattar Edhi
was not allowed to operate his highly efficient ambulance service in the area. Where was
Mr Shah when thousands of Lyariites were on the verge of starvation?

The people of Sindh have never been subjected to such an inefficient government, despite
it consisting of an army of ministers. I have no doubt that the PPP will suffer the consequences
for its poor governance in the next general elections.

Mohammad Khan Sial
Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2012.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/376383/poor-performance/

Lyari & KESC clarification
The Nation, Thursday, May 10, 2012

KESC has clarified in a section of the press that during the first 5 days of Lyari operation, 6
out of 43 PMTs were damaged but later on 2 were repaired whereas total registered
customers in Lyari were 1,80,000. Nonetheless, they did not mention, the exact number
of customers (registered and unregistered) affected during the Lyari operation for unknown reasons, perhaps leaving the people to guess.

The KESC mentioned the first five days of operation but what about the rest of the three
days of operation? More PMTs might have been damaged. If during the total 8 days of
operation, roughly 9 PMTs were damaged, the number of registered customers who
were affected would be 20,000. If we presume that average 10 people are living in one
house of congested area, the number of affected people comes to two lakhs. If we add unregistered customers (like other part of Karachi) also, the total affected number of
people would be 3,00,000. Since the operation was not launched in whole Lyari, claim of
KESC that electricity of only 9 percent whole of Lyari was closed during first five days, was
highly unjustified. Since, the operation started in a limited area in Lyari, KESC must have
moral courage to tell us how many customers (registered as well as unregistered) suffered
in the affected area in 8 days. In my opinion, 80 to 90 percent people remained without
electricity in the affected area. Therefore, comparing with the whole Lyari is some sort of
gimmick by KESC.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, May 8.

http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-05-10/page-7

Malik's visit
The Frontier Post, Thursday, May 10, 2012

Posted on May 10, 2012
As per media, Rehman Malik, Interior Minister on May 6 went to outside areas of Lyari like Kharadar, Lea Market and did not visit inside Lyari but finally went to Napier Road that was
also not part of Lyari.

The people are interested to know what purpose of his visit to Napier Road was and also
why he did not visit inside Lyari?
M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/161007/

Detention of Sattar Edhi
The Frontier Post, Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Posted on May 9, 2012
Millions of people of this country would be in shock to read the statement attributed to Abdul
Sattar Edhi appeared in a section of the press (May 4) about his detention, posting of police officials outside his house and closure of his ambulance service in Lyari during police operation.
Needless to mention here that Mr Edhi is well known social worker who has rendered unprecedented services to the humanity without any discrimination for years as recognized
through out the world.

Closure of his fast, efficient and much needed ambulance service in Lyari, is more
condemnable. If he has opposed the Lyari operation like thousands of others, it was his
right; therefore, Sindh government has no right to go out of hands.

It appears the Sindh government which is already suffering from extremely bad governance
is now defaming the country internationally. Very sad!

M Khan Sial، Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/160924/

  Rehman Malik's visit
The Pakistan Today, Monday, May 08, 2012

As per media, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, on May 6 went to outside areas of Lyari like Kharadar, Lea Market but did not visit inside Lyari. He finally went to Napier Road that is also
not part of Lyari.

The people are interested to know what purpose of his visit to Napier Road was (where a notorious Red Light area is situated for years) and also why did he not visit inside Lyari?

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/05/07/comment/editors-mail/rehman-malik’s-visit/

  Detention of Abdul Sattar Edhi
The Statesman, Peshawar, Sunday, May 06, 2012

Millions of people of this country would be in shock to read the statement attributed to Abdul
Sattar Edhi appearing in a section of the press (May 04) about his detention, posting of police officials outside his house and closure of his ambulance service in Lyari where police operation
for the last 8 days is in full swing. Needless to mention here that Mr Edhi is well known social worker who has rendered unprecedented services to humanity without any discrimination for
years as recognised throughout the world. Closure of his fast, efficient and much-needed ambulance service in Lyari, is more condemnable. If he has opposed the Lyari operation like thousands of others, it was his right; therefore, Sindh government has no right to go out of
hands. It appears the Sindh government which is already suffering from extremely bad
governance is now defaming the country internationally. Very sad!
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi.

http://www.statesman.com.pk/letters/let%204.htm

  Think before you speak
The News, Saturday, May 05, 2012

Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that any house in Lyari from where rockets are fired
will be burned down. The interior minister must know that miscreants generally do not use
their own houses for such purposes.

Instead, they hold innocent people hostage and use their homes to carry out their nefarious activities. Burning down of houses is not advisable. May I also remind Rehman Malik that he
is not the ‘king’ of this country and must work within the constitutional ambit.
Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://e.thenews.com.pk/5-5-2012/page7.asp#;

  On the detention of Edhi
The Pakistan Today, Saturday, May 05, 2012

Millions of people of this country would be in shock to read the statement attributed to Abdul
Sattar Edhi - well known social worker appeared in the section of the press (May 04) about his detention, posting of police officials outside his house and closure of his ambulance service
in Lyari where police operation for the last 8 days is in full swing.

Needless to mention here that Mr Edhi is well known social worker who has rendered unprecedented services to humanity without any discrimination for years as recognised
throughout the world.

Closure of his fast, efficient and much needed ambulance service in Lyari is condemnable. If
he has opposed the Lyari operation like thousands of others, it was his right; But the Sindh government had no grounds to take the mentioned measures against him.

It appears the Sindh government which is already suffering from extremely bad governance
is now defaming the country’s heroes. Very sad!

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/05/04/comment/editors-mail/on-the-detention-of-edhi/

  Treatment of Abdul Sattar Edhi
The Express Tribune, Saturday, May 05, 2012

KARACHI:
Millions of Pakistanis would be in shock to read Abdul Sattar Edhi’s statement about the
posting of police officials outside his house and the closure of the Edhi ambulance service
in Lyari where the police have been carrying out an operation for the past week.

It is needless to mention that Mr Edhi has rendered unprecedented services to humanity for
years. However, closure of his efficient and much-needed ambulance service in Lyari is condemnable. If he is opposing the Lyari operation like thousands of others, it is his
democratic right to do so, but the Sindh government has no right to coerce him into doing so.
It appears that the Sindh government, which has already set new records when it comes
to poor governance, is now bent upon defaming the country internationally as well.
Mohammad Khan Sial
Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2012.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/374128/treatment-of-abdul-sattar-edhi/

  Media and Lyari operation
The Business Recorder, Saturday, May 05, 2012

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
Unfortunately, almost all TV channels are giving an impression that in Lyari only criminals
and lawbreakers live.

I have spent about four decades in Lyari and found the people of Lyari peaceful and
law-abiding citizens like people living in other areas of the city.

Former Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Sajjad Ali Shah, his great father late
Syed Roshan Ali Shah, former Registrar Sindh High Court and late Abdul Sattar Afghani,
ex-Mayor Karachi were my neighbours in Lyari.

If some criminals are continuing their activities in the small parts of Lyari, the media cannot
be allowed to show the whole if Lyari as a haven for criminals and malign the people of
Lyari, who have given unprecedented sacrifices for democracy and the PPP.

Regretfully, the media on the said day was acting as a spokesman for Chaudhry Aslam
(SSP CIA) who has not had a good record during his previous various postings in Lyari.

Nonetheless, the media did not take the trouble to focus on the miseries of the Lyari people
in detail to know their point of view.

Later, one TV Channel disclosed that Chaudhry Aslam has been made Incharge of the Lyari operation, whereas IG Police Syed Mushtaque Shah and other high police officers have no
say in the operation as claimed by channel.

The channel quoting the residents of Lyari disclosed that the police were indiscriminately
arresting people trying to vacate Lyari to save their lives.

I appeal to all TV channels to direct their reporters not to report one-sided stories and focus
more on the miseries of the people of Lyari as a result of police atrocities.

http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/188:letters/1186037:media-and-lyari-operation/?date=2012-05-05

Media & Lyari operation
The Pakistan Observer, Friday, May 04, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
On April 28, I was watching various TV Channels and almost all TV Channels were painting
one-sided picture giving impression that in Lyari only criminals and law breakers were living. I
have spent almost 36 years in Lyari and found the people of Lyari were peaceful and law
abiding citizens like people living in other areas of the city. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, ex-chief
justice, supreme court of Pakistan, his great father late Syed Roshan Ali Shah, former
Registrar Sindh High Court and late Abdul Sattar Afghani, ex-Mayor, Karachi were my
neighbourers in Lyari.

If some criminals were continuing their activities in small part of the Lyari, the Media can not
be allowed to pose the whole Lyari as haven for criminals and malign the people of Lyari who
have given unprecedented sacrifices for democracy and PPP. Regretfully, the Media on the
said day was acting as spokesman of Chaudhry Aslam (SSP CIA) who has no good record
during his previous various postings in Lyari. Nonetheless, the media did not take trouble to
focus on the miseries of the Lyari people in detail to know their point of view.

Later one TV Channel disclosed Chaudhry Aslam has been made Incharge of the Lyari
operation whereas I G Police Syed Mushtaque Shah and other high police officers have no
say in the operation as claimed the said Channel. The Channel by quoting residents of Lyari
lately disclosed the police were indiscriminately arresting passers by who wanted to vacate
the Lyari to save their lives.

I appeal to all TV Channels, they must direct their reporters not to report one sided story
and focus more on the miseries of the people of Lyari resulting as result of police atrocities.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=153591

  Controversial decision of Irsa
The Business Recorder, Wednesday, May 02, 2012

It is highly alarming that like Wapda, the Irsa has also become controversial and is taking
decisions meant to favour Punjab at the cost of Sindh like the recent opening of the
controversial Greater Thal Canal in Punjab.

The Irsa has no authority to open the highly controversial Thal Canal that was built by
ex-dictator General Pervez Musharraf (Retd.) in Punjab unilaterally.

By utilising the powers of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) unconstitutionally, the
Acting Chairman of Irsa Shafqat Masood Janjua, belonging to Punjab in the past, has
opened the Greater Thal Canal, whereas Prime Minister Secretariat had also admitted
the Acting Chairman had, utilised the powers of CCI unconstitutionally.

Strangely, Janjua was not punished as Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Punjab
supported him. Otherwise he would have been behind bars.

Consequently, the Irsa has again done the same violation again.

I suggest the following:
--- Those who are utilising the powers of the CCI unconstitutionally at present or in the past
in the Irsa should be punished.
--- All decisions in Irsa must be made unilaterally and not with majority votes.
--- During scarcity of water, unjustified exemption given to KP and Balochistan provinces with political intentions must be withdrawn so that all provinces should share the scarcity of water.

I request Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to take serious note of IRSA for violating the constitution again and again in the interest of the country.
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/188:letters/1184769:controversial-decisions-of-the-irsa/?date=2012-05-02

  Alarming explanation
The Frontier Post , Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Posted on May 1, 2012
I was really surprised to know the claim of Mr Saleem Bukhari (journalist) in a private TV programme on April 27, 2012, that only Constituent Assembly is supreme, otherwise, Supreme Court is supreme than normal Parliament.
I have remained student of Law, Political Science and International Relations besides long association with journalism. I never come across such type of explanation before. Obviously,
this is highly alarming explanation that might have far reaching results on politics of our country.
If I have heard such remarks correctly, I would request Mr Bukhari to name some authenticated books to substantiate his claim and also to add to our knowledge, otherwise, people like me
would be justified to term his claim an effort to malign the PPP government.
Muhammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/159567/

  The Lyari operation
The News, Tuesday, May 01, 2012

On April 28, I was watching various TV channels which were covering the Lyari situation. I
was disappointed to see that almost all channels were trying to give the impression that in
Lyari only criminals and law-breakers live. I have lived in Lyari for almost 36 years and found
the majority people of Lyari to be peaceful and law-abiding citizens. The late Syed Roshan Ali Shah, former registrar of the Sindh High Court, his son ex-chief justice of the Supreme Court Sajjad Ali Shah, and the late Abdul Sattar Afghani, ex-mayor of Karachi were some of my neighbours in Lyari.

Even if a handful of criminals are active in some parts of Lyari, the media cannot paint the
situation with a broad brush, portraying Lyari as a safe haven for criminals. It would be better
if the media also focused on the miseries of the people of Lyari and tried to know their point
of view.
Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-105916-The-Lyari-operation

  Controversial decisions
The Pakistan Today, Sunday, April 29, 2012

It is highly alarming that, like Wapda, IRSA has also become controversial and they are taking decisions meant to favour Punjab at the cost of Sindh, like the recent opening of controversial Greater Thal Canal in Punjab.

IRSA has no authority to open highly controversial Thal Canal that was built by ex-army dictator and racist General (r) Pervez Musharraf in Punjab unilaterally. By utilising powers of Council of Common Interests (CCI) unconstitutionally, the Acting Chairman of IRSA Shafqat Masood Janjua opened Greater Thal whereas the PM had also admitted that the Acting Chairman had utilised powers of CCI unconstitutionally. Strangely, Mr Janjua was not punished as Shahbaz Sharif,
Chief Minister of Punjab, supported him, otherwise he would have been behind the bars. Consequently, the IRSA has again done the same violation.

I suggest the following:
Those who are utilising powers of CCI unconstitutionally at present or did so in the past in
IRSA should be punished. All decisions in IRSA must be made unilaterally and not with majority votes. During scarcity of water, unjustified exemption given to KP and Balochistan provinces with political intensions must be withdrawn so that all provinces should share the scarcity of water. I request PM Gilani to take serious note of IRSA for violating the constitution again and again in
the interest of the country.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/04/29/comment/editors-mail/controversial-decisions/

  Media and Lyari operation
The Pakistan Today, Sunday, April 29, 2012

On April 28, I was watching various TV channels and almost all of them were painting one
sided picture giving impression that in Lyari only criminals and law breakers were living.

I have spent almost 36 years in Lyari and found the people of Lyari peaceful and law abiding citizens like people living in other areas of the city. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, ex-Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan, his great father late Syed Roshan Ali Shah, former Register
Sindh High Court and late Abdul Sattar Afghani, ex-Mayor, Karachi were my neighbours in Lyari.

If some criminals were involved in activities in one part of Lyari, the media cannot be allowed
to pose the whole Lyari as a haven for criminals and malign the people of Lyari who have
given unprecedented sacrifices for democracy. Regretfully, the media on the said day was
acting as a spokesman of Chaudhry Aslam (SSP CIA) who has no good record during his
previous various postings in Lyari. Nonetheless, the media did not take trouble to focus on the miseries of the Lyari people in detail to know their point of view.

Later on, one TV channel disclosed Chaudhry Aslam has been made in-charge of the Lyari operation whereas IG Police Syed Mushtaque Shah and other high police officers have no say
in the operation as claimed the said channel. The channel by quoting residents of Lyari lately disclosed the police were indiscriminately arresting passers-by who wanted to vacate Lyari
to save their lives.

I appeal to all TV channels that they must direct their reporters not to report one sided
story and focus more on the miseries of the people of Lyari caused by police atrocities.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/04/29/comment/editors-mail/media-and-lyari-operation/

  Alarming explanation
The Business Recorder, Saturday, April 29, 2012

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
I was really surprised to know about the claim of Saleem Bukhari (journalist) in a private TV programme on April 27, 2012 that only the Constituent Assembly is supreme, otherwise the Supreme Court is more supreme than the normal Parliament.

I have been a student of law, political science and international relations and have a long association with journalism.

I have never come across such an explanation before.

Obviously, this is a highly alarming explanation that might have far-reaching results on the
politics of our country.

I would request Bukhari to name some authenticated books to substantiate his claim and
add to our knowledge, otherwise people like me would be justified to term his claim an
effort to malign the PPP government.
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/188:letters/1183821:alarming-explanation/?date=2012-04-29

Alarming explanation
The Nation, Saturday, April 29, 2012

I was really surprised to know the claim of Mr Salim Bokhari (journalist) in a private TV programme on April 27, 2012 that only Constituent Assembly is supreme while otherwise
Supreme Court is supreme than normal Parliament. I have remained student of Law, Political Science and International Relations besides long association with journalism. I never come
across such type of explanation before. Obviously, this is highly alarming explanation that
might have far reaching results on politics of our country. If I have heard such remarks
correctly, I would request Mr Bokhari to name some authenticated books to substantiate
his claim and also to add to our knowledge otherwise people like me would be justified to
term his claim an effort to malign the PPP government.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, April 28.
http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-04-29/page-7

  Future [Supreme Court decision]
The Dawn, Saturday, April 28, 2012

APRIL 26 was a ‘black day’ in the history of Pakistan as Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza
Gilani was sentenced by a bench of the Supreme Court for not writing a letter to Swiss
authorities against President Asif Ali Zardari, who has immunity in the constitution.

In view of the said verdict, now anyone might summon the prime minister in the court
and there would be an unending practice wherein the prime minister can be punished also.

Unfortunately, the verdict gives an impression that the judiciary has supremacy over the constitution.

This is dangerous for the future of the country. Someone should look into this.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://dawn.com/2012/04/28/supreme-court-and-political-cases/

  So-called Mohajir Suba
The Pakistan Observer, Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
Reference to an article of Salahuddin Haider headlined “Muhajir Suba: The PPP must act” appeared in a section of the press (March 22). Sometime back, Mr Haider was an Advisor
in Sindh government representing MQM. We are unable to understand when his leader Altaf Hussain, chief of MQM has categorically rejected the proposal for any division of province by
calling Sindh as his mother, why people like Salahuddin Haider has chosen to plead for
socalled Mohajir Suba by using poisonous, threatening and highly objectionable language in
his article despite he knew such unjustified move may result bloodshed in Sindh when
provincial capital city Karachi is already vulnerable because of continued target killings for
the last many years. No doubt, directly or indirectly supporting division of Sindh would
further put the fragile peace of Karachi in danger.

Surprisingly, Mr Haider is also unhappy for promoting Ajrak and Sindhi Topi. He must learn
by now that the cultures of Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and KP overall represent culture of
Pakistan. Nonetheless, showing hatred to the Sindhi culture is tantamount to showing hatred towards Pakistan.

I may remind Mr Haider when our Holy Prophet PBUH committed Hajrat from Makkah to
Madina, he preferred to calling him as “Madni”, therefore all Mohajirs who came from India
to Sindh including Salahuddin Haider, they must call follow the foot prints of the Prophet
by calling themselves as Sindhis and not Mohajirs.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=152126

  Conversion of Hindu girls
The Express Tribune, Tuesday, April 24, 2012

KARACHI:
This refers to the recent cases of the three Hindu girls who ‘converted’ to Islam and got
married to Muslim men. A PPP MNA has, according to several media reports, been
instrumental in such cases, facilitating the ‘conversion’ of Hindu girls to Islam. After the
recent decision of the Supreme Court under which the girls were allowed to go with their husbands, the legislator organised celebrations on the return of the girls to their new homes
and distributed sweets, claiming that the girls had married of their own choice.

I have a very simple question to ask of the MNA. If any young girl from his family decides to
get married of her own accord, even if it is to a Muslim boy against her parents’ will, what
will be his reaction?

Mohammad Khan Sial
Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2012.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/368810/conversion-of-hindu-girls/

  Mohajir Suba
The Statesman, Peshawar, Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Reference to an article of Salahuddin Haider headlined “Mohajir Suba: The PPP must act” appearing in a section of the press (March 22). Sometime back, Mr Haider was an advisor
in Sindh government representing MQM. We are unable to understand when his leader Altaf
Hussain has categorically rejected the proposal for any division of province by calling Sindh
as his mother, why people like Salahuddin Haider have chosen to plead for so-called Mohajir
Suba by using poisonous, threatening and highly objectionable language in his article despite knowing that such unjustified move may result in bloodshed in Sindh when Karachi is already vulnerable because of continued target killings for the last many years. No doubt, directly or indirectly supporting division of Sindh would further put the fragile peace of Karachi in danger.

Surprisingly, Mr Haider is also unhappy for promoting ajrak and Sindhi topi. He must learn by
now that the cultures of Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and KP overall represent culture of Pakistan. Nonetheless, showing hatred towards the Sindhi culture is tantamount to showing hatred
towards Pakistan.

In his article he has unnecessarily given so many irrelevant references to complicate the
matter. Regarding quota system, he may know that it was Liaquat Ali Khan, first prime
minister who had introduced 20 per cent quota in jobs for Mohajirs. May I ask Mr Haider
was that justified?

I may remind him that when he was advisor in Sindh government, Salman Mujahid, member
of MQM during the session of City Council in Karachi had mercilessly beaten up women
members and such photos appeared in all national dailies and are still available on the net.
Mr Haider instead of denouncing the act, surprisingly tried to justify it. Nevertheless, Mr Mujahid who insulted and beat up women during the session was later awarded ticket for National Assembly from Kiamari by MQM in general elections held in 2008 but he was defeated.

Mr Haider has given reference of Sindhi nationalists but he should know, they have not won
single seat in general elections so far whereas MQM has good representation in Sindh
Assembly as well as Parliament so they (MQM) must share more responsibilities to ensure
peace and harmony in the province and not to cause bloodshed in Sindh.

For the information of Mr Haider, the Mohajirs (refugees), as a matter of fact do live in
refugee camps throughout the world and if they insist on labelling themselves as Mohajir
meant for division of Sindh, the people of Sindh would be justified to demand return of such
people to their country of origin or resettle and distribute them on population basis in all four provinces.

Mr Haider’s claim for victimising Mohajirs, is unjustified. He should know during the tenures of racist General (r) Pervez Musharraf, in addition to two tenures of Nawaz Sharif (total period 17 years) no mega development project directly benefiting Sindhis was launched / completed.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi.
http://www.statesman.com.pk/letters/let%204.htm

  Energy conference decisions
The Frontier Post, Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Posted on April 17, 2012
Those who believe in the supremacy of the Constitution, they must protest on the decisions
made by National Energy Conference held on April 9, 2012 at Lahore under chairmanship of
Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Reza Gilani by violating the Constitution. In the conference, on the suggestion of Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, it was decided that "uniform power
load shedding" in four provinces would be introduced. No doubt, this is an open violation of
the Constitution.

As envisaged in the 18th amendment of the Constitution, the first right on natural resources
found, is of the province concerned. If Balochistan and Sindh due to their own existing vast
natural resources observe comparatively less load shedding, it is their constitutional right to
do so. Why Punjab is compelling them to do more load shedding? This is flagrant violations
of the Constitution on part of Punjab because it is eying to usurp natural resources of other provinces.

Meanwhile, Punjab has already decided to set up power project by transporting coal from Balochistan. As per the Constitution, one province can set up coal-based industry provided coal deposits are found in the same province. This is another example of violation of the Constitution
by Punjab.

Again, there was still another example of flagrant violation of the Constitution by Punjab some
time back. A representative of Punjab, Shafqat Masood Janjua, in capacity of the Acting
Chairman of IRSA, violated the Constitution by using the powers of Council of Common
Interests but Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif gave him full protection so much so
no action was taken against him for violating the Constitution. Had there been rule of law in Pakistan, he would have been behind the bars.

I suggest Prime Minister Gilani to stop violating the Constitution to please Punjab, whereas, Shahbaz Sharif should keep in mind that all provinces, as per the Constitution are equal. Both
must respect the Constitution in order to ensure better future of the country.

Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/157447/

  Energy Conference
The Daily Times, Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sir: Those who believe in the supremacy of the Constitution must protest at the decisions
made in the National Energy Conference held on April 9, 2012 in Lahore under the
chairmanship of Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani by violating the Constitution. In the conference, on the suggestion of Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, it was decided that “uniform power load shedding” in four provinces would be introduced.

As envisaged in the 18th amendment to the Constitution, the first right on natural resources
found is of the concerned province. If Balochistan and Sindh due to their own existing vast
natural resources suffer comparatively less load shedding, it is their constitutional right to
do so. Why is Punjab compelling them to go through more?
 
Meanwhile, Punjab has already decided to set up power projects by transporting coal from Balochistan. As per the Constitution, one province can set up coal-based industry provided coal deposits are found in the same province. A representative of Punjab, Shafqat Masood Janjua,
in the capacity of the Acting Chairman of IRSA, violated the Constitution by using the powers
of the Council of Common Interests, but the chief minister of Punjab gave him full protection,
and hence no action was taken against him. Had there been rule of law in Pakistan, he would
have been behind bars.

CM Sharif should keep in consideration that all provinces, as per the Constitution, are equal
and he should stop thinking of the other three provinces as ‘colonies’ of Punjab.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C04%5C14%5Cstory_14-4-2012_pg3_7

  Energy Conference
The Nation, Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012
Those who believe in the supremacy of the Constitution, they must protest on the decisions
made in National Energy Conference held on April 09, 2012 at Lahore under chairmanship of
Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Reza Gilani. In the conference, it was decided that “uniform power loadshedding” in four provinces would be introduced. No doubt, this is an open violation of the Constitution.

As envisaged in the 18th amendment of the Constitution, the first right on natural resources
found, is of the concerned province. If Balochistan and Sindh due to their own existing vast
natural resources observe comparatively less loadshedding, it is their constitutional right to
do so. One wonders why is Punjab compelling them to prolong their spells? Meanwhile, Punjab
has already decided to set up power project by transporting coal from Balochistan. As per the Constitution, one province can set up coal-based industry provided coal deposits are found in
the same province.

Again, there was still another example of flagrant violation of the Constitution by Punjab
sometime back. A representative of Punjab, Shafqat Masood Janjua, in capacity of the Acting Chairman of IRSA, used the powers of Council of Common Interests (CCI) but no action was
taken against him for violating the Constitution.

I suggest Prime Minister Gilani to stop violating the Constitution to please Punjab whereas
Shahbaz Sharif should keep in mind that all provinces, as per the Constitution are equal.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, April 12.
http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-04-14/page-7

  PPP losing support in Lyari
The Pakistan Observer, Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
Lyari is an old part of Karachi where the leaders of Pakistan Movement including Founder of
the country Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah used to visit frequently. Even, ex-Commissioner
of Sindh Sir Bartle Frere during British rule used to visit famous Khadda (Lyari) on weekly basis
to meet an old lady of fisher folk as he used to describe her “mother”. For Pakistan Peoples
Party (PPP), Lyari has served as fortress since its inception and its poor people have equally supported the founder of PPP, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Under a conspiracy, a bad
impression was widely created for Lyari for the last many years that it was only haven for
criminals in Karachi and no peace loving and law-abiding people live there, that was totally
wrong and unacceptable. No doubt, a small part of Lyari is centre for illegal activities but
there is no exemption in other parts of the city. Nonetheless, there is need to take ruthless
action equally in whole city and not limited to only one area repeatedly i.e. Lyari.

It appears that some influential people in present government who are not real well wishers
of PPP government want to eliminate PPP support from the traditional constituency of Lyari
and if the prevailing situation remains for longer time, it would not be possible for PPP to
win the National Assembly (NA) seat from Lyari this time.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=150211

Century-old villages
The Frontier Post, Monday, April 14, 2012

Posted on April 14, 2012
The millions of residents of centuries old villages situated in limit of Karachi despite being old citizens of the city are still deprived of basic amenities even in computerized age for the years. Nevertheless, the present PPP government has launched the process of issuing allotment
orders to the beneficiaries of villages that is praise worthy.

It was very sad those who claim being champions of Karachi and are giving sermons on various private TV channels from time to time, discriminated old villages in Karachi in development projects miserably. There is an example of former City Nazim in Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal
of MQM who tried his best to raze the villages completely instead of providing them basic
facilities.

While appreciating the present government efforts to issue allotment orders to the residents
of such villages, I request the Sindh government to bring a comprehensive plan to provide
all basic amenities to the residents of such villages on priority basis.
M Khan Sial, Karachi

http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/156943/

  Indus delta: Man made disaster
The Business Recorder, Monday, April 09, 2012

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
The Indus delta - the sixth largest in the world is on verge of death due to man-made
disasters for the last many years.

It was envisaged in the "1991 Water Accord", at least 10 MAF water was to be released downstream Kotri till a survey was conducted to fix the exact quantity of water to be released
but sorry to say after 22 years of signing the Accord, it is not being implemented in letter and
in spirit.

Consequently, 2.6 million human beings living in the area between Kotri and the Arabian Sea
are facing hunger and thirst.

Non-release of the badly required water Kotri downstream has resulted in the destruction of
the Indus delta, intrusion of seawater inundating 2.7 million acres of fertile land in Badin and Thatta districts of Sindh besides bringing environmental disaster in the area which are major problems the people of Sindh are facing nowadays.

I therefore, appeal to the federal government to safeguard the Indus delta by implementing
the Water Accord in its true spirit.
http://docs.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/188:letters/1174975:indus-delta-man-made-disaster/?date=2012-04-09

  Ancient villages in Karachi
The Nation, Monday, April 09, 2012

Millions of residents of centuries old villages situated in limit of Karachi despite being old
citizens of the city are still deprived of basic amenities even in computerized age. Nevertheless,
the present PPP government has launched the process of issuing allotment orders to the beneficiaries of villages that is praiseworthy. It was very sad those who claim being
champions of Karachi and are giving sermons on various private TV channels from time to
time, discriminated old villages in Karachi in development projects.

There is an example of former City Nazim in Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal of MQM who tried
his best to raze the villages completely instead of providing the people basic facilities. While appreciating the present government efforts to issue allotment orders to the residents of such villages, I request the Sindh government to bring a comprehensive plan to provide all basic amenities to the residents of such villages on priority basis.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, April 8.
http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-04-09/page-7

  PPP losing traditional support in Lyari
The Nation, Sunday, April 08, 2012*

Lyari is the old part of Karachi where the leaders of Pakistan movement including Founder of
the country Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah used to visit frequently. Even, ex-Commissioner
of Sindh Sir Bartle Frere during British rule used to visit famous Khadda (Lyari) on weekly basis
to meet an old lady of fisher folk as he used to describe her “mother”. For Pakistan Peoples
Party, Lyari has served as a veritable fortress since its inception and its poor people have
equally supported the founder of Pakistan Peoples Party, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, ex-Prime Minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, President Asif Ali Zardari and their nominees by rendering unprecedented sacrifices.
Under a conspiracy hatched by an ethnic group, a bad impression was widely created for Lyari
for the last many years that it was only a haven for criminals in Karachi and no peace loving
and law-abiding people are living there. This is totally wrong and unacceptable. For example, I have spent about 35 years in Lyari and found that overwhelming majority of the residents are peace loving like other areas. For example my neighbours in Lyari were; Justice Syed Sajjad
Ali Shah, ex-chief Justice of Pakistan and his great father late Syed Roshan Ali Shah,
ex-Registrar Sindh High Court, former City Mayor of Karachi Abdul Sattar Afghani for the
years.
It is an undeniable fact that no development project was launched in Lyari for the last many
years including periods of two City Nazims namely Maulana Naimatullah (Jamat-i-Islami) and
Syed Mustafa Kamal (MQM) including full tenures of ex-military dictator General (r) Musharraf
and also Nawaz Sharif’s both governments in order to victimise poor people of Lyari who
otherwise were deprived of remaining basic amenities with the passage of time, for supporting PPP.
No doubt, a small part of Lyari is centre for illegal activities but that is only a small part of the entire equation. Nonetheless, there is need to take ruthless action equally in the entire city.
Limiting the operation to only one area i.e. Lyari is unjust. This is categorical discrimination
that cannot be tolerated. It was also on record that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah
stated sometime back that the operation in Lyari was launched without his prior information. It appears that some influential people in present government who are not genuine well wishers
of PPP government want to eliminate PPP support from the traditional constituency of Lyari.
And if the prevailing situation persists a little longer, it would not be possible for the PPP to
win the National Assembly seat from Lyari this time.
I appeal on behalf of peace loving residents of Lyari to President Asif Zardari to discourage the elements trying to sabotage PPP’s political base in Lyari.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, April 6.

http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-04-08/page-7

  'President' Zardari
The News, Sunday, April 08, 2012

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says he doesn’t recognise Asif Zardari as president of Pakistan. This statement reminds me of his elder brother Nawaz Sharif who, during his tenure
as chief minister of Punjab, never received Benazir Bhutto whenever she visited Lahore as
prime minister.
Regardless of the differences they may have with the PPP and its leaders, the Sharif brothers should show some respect to the elected head of the state who was unanimously elected by
all parties in parliament.
Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://e.thenews.com.pk/4-8-2012/page6.asp#;

  An advice to Shahbaz Sharif
The Pakistan Observer, Sunday, April 08, 201

Mohammad Khan Sial
Shahbaz Sharif Chief Minister of Punjab and younger brother of Nawaz Sharif, head of PML-N nowadays is addressing public meetings in Punjab frequently. He recently in a meeting claimed
if he (Mr Shahbaz) would lead the proposed Long March towards Islamabad, President Asif Ali Zardari would shoot him and he is ready to bear the pain of bullet on his chest.

I advise Mr Shahbaz in his own interest to show some responsibility being head of the largest province that has population of over 90 million and also he should not behave / act like late
Sultan Rahi — hero of Punjabi movies, in his public meetings as such behavior does not suit a person working against respected post of the chief minister.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=149121

  PPP losing Lyari
The Statesman, Peshawar, Sunday, April 08, 201

Lyari is the old part of Karachi which leaders of Pakistan Movement Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad
Ali Jinnah used to visit frequently. Even, ex-commissioner of Sindh Sir Bartle Frere during British rule used to visit famous Khadda (Lyari) on weekly basis to meet an old lady of fisher folk as he used to describe her “mother”. For Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Lyari has served as fortress
since its inception and its poor people have equally supported Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto,
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, President Asif Ali Zardari and their nominees by rendering
unprecedented sacrifices.

Under a conspiracy hatched by an ethnic group, a bad impression was widely created for Lyari
for the last many years that it was only haven for criminals in Karachi and no peace loving and
law-abiding people is living there, that was totally wrong and unacceptable. For example,
I have spent about 35 years in Lyari and found overwhelming majority of the residents are
peace loving like other areas. For example my neighbours in Lyari were Justice Syed Sajjad Ali Shah, ex-chief Justice of Pakistan and his great father late Syed Roshan Ali Shah, ex-Registrar Sindh High Court, former City Mayor of Karachi Abdul Sattar Afghani for the years.

It was undeniable fact, no development project was launched in Lyari for the last many years including periods of two City Nazims namely Maulana Naimatullah (Jamaat-i-Islami) and Syed Mustafa Kamal (MQM) including full tenures of ex-military dictator General (r) Musharraf and
also Nawaz Sharif’s both governments in order to victimise poor people of Lyari who otherwise were deprived of remaining basic amenities with the passage of time, for supporting PPP.

No doubt, a small part of Lyari is centre for illegal activities but there is no exemption in other
parts of the city. Nonetheless, there is need to take ruthless action equally in whole city and
not limited to only one area repeatedly i.e. Lyari. This is categorical discrimination that can not
be tolerated. It was also on the record that Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah sometime back having said that an operation in Lyari was launched without his knowledge.

It appears that some influential people in present government who are not real well wishers
of PPP government want to eliminate PPP support from the traditional constituency of Lyari and
if the prevailing situation remains for longer time, it would not be possible for PPP to win the National Assembly seat from Lyari this time. The only hope for PPP was Bilal Bhutto Zardari to contest the election from the area as announced earlier, but he is not qualified to contest for
NA seat in next general elections scheduled in March 2013, being under age.

I appeal on behalf of peace loving residents of Lyari to President Asif Zardari to smash the
efforts of those who being in government are trying to sabotage PPP in Lyari and also order
an inquiry that when it was decided to launch operation in the whole city against criminals why
only Lyari is being targeted again and again by ignoring rest of the city, that is eroding the PPP support tremendously.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi.
http://www.statesman.com.pk/letters/let%204.htm

  PPP lost in Lyari
The Daily Times, Saturday, April 07, 2012

Sir: Lyari is the old part of Karachi that the leaders of the Pakistan movement, including the Founder of the Nation Mohammad Ali Jinnah, used to visit frequently. For the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Lyari has served as a fortress since its inception and people have fully supported
the founder of PPP, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, ex-prime minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, President Asif Ali Zardari and their nominees by rendering unprecedented sacrifices.

Under a conspiracy hatched by an ethnic group, a bad impression has been widely created
against Lyari. It is considered a criminals’ haven where no peace-loving and law-abiding people live. This impression is wrong and unacceptable. I have lived in Lyari for about 35 years without experiencing any rowdy elements among its residents. Justice Syed Sajjad Ali Shah, ex-Chief Justice of Pakistan, his great father late Syed Roshan Ali Shah, ex-Registrar Sindh High Court,
and former Mayor of Karachi Abdul Sattar Afghani used to live in Lyari.

No doubt, a small part of Lyari is involved in illegal activities but then the entire city has such criminal pockets. Therefore, there is a need to take strict action across the city and not only in Lyari. This categorical discrimination cannot be tolerated. It was also on record that the Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah had said that an operation in Lyari was launched without his prior information.

It appears that some influential people in the present government who are not the real well-wishers of the PPP want to eliminate its support from the traditional constituency of Lyari. If
the prevailing situation remains for long, it would not be possible for PPP to win the National
Assembly seat from Lyari this time.

I appeal on behalf of the peace-loving residents of Lyari to President Asif Zardari to quell the efforts of those who being in government are trying to sabotage the PPP in Lyari.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C04%5C07%5Cstory_7-4-2012_pg3_7

  Water reservoir in Dadu
The Pakistan Today, Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Sometime back, the Sindh government decided to build water reservoir “Nai Gaaj” in Dadu in
order to save rain water and use it for constructive purposes. President Asif Ali Zardari, in view
of technical advice of Wapda, directed them to complete the project. There was no harm in
doing so for the simple reason that this is the only project of its kind launched so far in Sindh.

It is sorry to say that as per press reports, an unnamed source related to Planning Commission
has termed it as a diversion of resources to Sindh at the cost of Balochistan.

It is a fact that no mega development project was ever launched during the regimes of Nawaz Sharif (two tenures) and ex-military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf benefiting the
sons of soil in Sindh (more than a total period 17 years). In view of this, if one or two projects
are launched in Sindh, there is no harm in it. Terming this as a diversion of resources is highly regretful and objectionable and such assertion is wrong.

When Sardar Aseff (now in PTI) was Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, he in flagrant violation of the Constitution, manoeuvred the ownership of gigantic Thar coal deposits in Sindh
to the federal government and a notification was issued in this regard by Prime Minister Gilani. Afterwards, on hue and cry of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, this unconstitutional notification was taken back.

I hereby warn Planning Commission as well as Wapda to stop creating hatred against Sindh forthwith in the interest of national unity.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/04/04/comment/editors-mail/water-reservoir-in-dadu/

  Advice for Shahbaz Sharif
The Daily Times, Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Sir: Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab and the younger brother of Mian Nawaz
Sharif, chairperson of the PML-N, nowadays is addressing public meetings in Punjab frequently.
He claimed in a meeting recently that if he (Sharif) were to lead the proposed long march to Islamabad, President Asif Ali Zardari would shoot him and that he was ready to bear the pain
of a bullet on his chest.
I advise Mr Sharif, in his own interest, to show some responsibility being the head of the largest province of Pakistan, which has a population of over 90 million. He should not act like late Sultan Rahi, the hero of Punjabi movies, who resorted to such rhetoric in countless movies. In his
public meetings such displays of loud behaviour do not suit a person of his stature and it also
goes against the sanctity of the position he holds presently.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C04%5C03%5Cstory_3-4-2012_pg3_7

  Indus Delta: man-made disaster
The Daily Times, Sunday, April 01, 2012

Sir: It is very unfortunate that the Indus delta, the sixth largest in the world, is on the verge
of death due to manufactured disasters for the last many years. It was envisaged in the 1991
Water Accord that at least 10 MAF water was to be released downstream Kotri till a survey
was conducted to fix the exact quantity of water to be released. Unfortunately, even after 22
years of signing the Accord, it has not been implemented in letter and spirit due to the intransigence of the various Punjab governments. Consequently, 2.6 million human beings
living in areas between Kotri and the Arabian Sea face hunger and thirst and live miserably.

It is very unfortunate that the non-release of badly required water downstream of Kotri has resulted in the destruction of the Indus delta. Intrusion of seawater inundating 2.7 million acres
of fertile land in Badin and Thatta districts of Sindh, besides bringing environmental disaster in
the area, is a major problem people face nowadays. Obviously, the federal government is
unable to save the Indus delta.

It is very sad that some people of Lahore, in connivance with the controversial WAPDA, bureaucrats of the Ministry of Water and Power and the Punjab government, want to turn
Sindh into a desert by not implementing the Accord.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C04%5C01%5Cstory_1-4-2012_pg3_6

  Indus Delta: man-made disaster
The Nation, Sunday, April 01, 2012

It was very unfortunate that the Indus delta – the sixth largest in the world is on the verge of
death due to man-made disaster for the last many years. It was envisaged in “1991-Water Accord”, at least 10 MAF water was to be released downstream Kotri till survey was conducted
to fix the exact quantity of water to be released. But sorry to say after passing 22 years of
signing the Accord, it is not being implemented in letter and spirit due to intransigence of
Punjab. Consequently, 2.6 million human beings living in area between Kotri and Arabian Sea (Sindhi Sea) are miserably facing hunger and thirst.

It is very unfortunate that lack of badly required water Kotri downstream has resulted in destruction of Indus delta, intrusion of sea water inundating 2.7 million acres of fertile land in
Badin and Thatta districts of Sindh besides bringing environmental disaster in the area. These
are major problems the people of Sindh are facing nowadays. Obviously, the federal
government is unable to save the Indus delta, perhaps not being in Punjab.

It is very sad some people within the ministry of Water and Power want to turn Sindh
completely into a desert by not implementing the Accord in letter and in spirit including release
of at least 10 MAF water Kotri downstream.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, March 30.
http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-04-01/page-7

  'Muhajir Suba'
The News, Saturday, March 31, 2012

This refers to Salahuddin Haider’s article ‘Muhajir suba: The PPP must act’ which appeared
in The News on March 22. I am unable to understand why the writer chose to plead for a
muhajir suba when his party leader, Altaf Hussain, has categorically rejected the proposal
for division of Sindh.
Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://e.thenews.com.pk/3-31-2012/page7.asp#;

  Development projects in Sindh
The Nation, Saturday, March 31, 2012


As per press report, Mumtaz Bhutto, chief of Sindh National Front (SNF) has said that Nawaz
Sharif is not “anti-Sindhi” whereas he is preparing for merger of his party into PML–N in near future.

Mumtaz Bhutto who is a seasoned politicians may be right but the people of Sindh generally
want to ask him three questions to reply in order to supplement his claim:
1. Why Nawaz Sharif did not launch any mega development project in Sindh during his two
tenures as Prime Minister (total period about six years)?
2. Why did Nawaz Sharif abandon two mega development projects launched by Shaheed
Benazir Bhutto in Sindh like Keti Bunder and Thar Coal Project?
3. Why is he not convincing his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Punjab not
to object on release of at least 10 MAF water Kotri downstream as envisaged in “Water
Accord – 1991” to avoid further environmental disaster and human tragedy in Sindh?

I hope that Mumtaz Bhutto or Mian Nawaz Sharif would like to reply in detail to satisfy people
of Sindh.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, March 28.

http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-03-31/page-7

  Mumtaz Bhutto & Nawaz Sharif
The Pakistan Observer, Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
As per press report, Mumtaz Bhutto, chief of Sindh National Front (SNF) has said that Nawaz
Sharif is not “anti-Sindhi” whereas he is preparing for merger of his party into PML-N in near future. Mumtaz Bhutto who is a seasoned politicians may be right but the people of Sindh
generally want to ask him three questions to reply in order to supplement his claim. Why
Nawaz Sharif did not launch / complete any mega development project in Sindh during his
two tenures as Prime Minister (total period about six years)? Why Nawaz Sharif abandoned
two mega development projects launched by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto in Sindh like Keti Bunder
and Thar Coal Project? Why Nawaz Sharif is not convincing his younger brother Shahbaz
Sharif, chief minister of Punjab not to object on release of at least 10 MAF water Kotri
downstream as envisaged in “Water Accord – 1991” to avoid further environmental disaster
and human tragedy in Sindh? I hope that Mumtaz Bhutto or Mian Nawaz Sharif would like to
reply in detail to satisfy people of Sindh.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=147757

  Mumtaz Bhutto and NS
The Pakistan Today, Wednesday, March 28, 2012

As per press report, Mumtaz Bhutto, chief of Sindh National Front (SNF) has said that Mian
Nawaz Sharif is not anti-Sindh whereas he is preparing for a merger of his party into Pakistan Muslim League (N) in the near future. Mumtaz Bhutto who is a seasoned politician may be right
but the people of Sindh generally want to ask him three questions to reply in order to
supplement his claim:

1. Why did Nawaz Sharif not launch/complete any mega development project in Sindh during
his two tenures as prime minister (a total period of about six years)?

2. Why did Nawaz Sharif abandon two mega development projects launched by Shaheed
Benazir Bhutto in Sindh ie, Keti Bunder and Thar Coal project?

3. Why is Nawaz Sharif not convincing his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Punjab, not to object on release of at least 10 MAF water Kotri downstream as envisaged in
Water Accord-1991 to avoid further environmental disaster and human tragedy in Sindh?

I hope that Mumtaz Bhutto or Mian Nawaz Sharif would like to reply in detail to satisfy the
people of Sindh.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/03/28/comment/editors-mail/mumtaz-bhutto-and-ns/

  Freedom March in Karachi
The Frontier Post, Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Posted on March 27, 2012
On March 23, "Freedom March" was conducted by Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM),
headed by Bashir Qureshi, that was attended by a large number of people belonging to the
whole Sindh. As per media reports, they demanded independence from Pakistan.

This is not first time, they have launched such march. One week back, another political party
Jeay Sindh Tahreek (JST) headed by Safdar Sarki also brought out million march with the
same purpose. The important thing is the number of participants in such events is
tremendously increasing.

All the patriot people must be worried on causes of such marches. In the past, when people
of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) raised protests against their exploitation by West Pakistan
(now Pakistan), our rulers and Karachi media both furiously reacted and labelled them "Anti-Pakistan", "Anti Islam", "Indian Agents" and so on. Now our rulers and people are
shedding crocodile tears on independence of Bangladesh but obviously, they are not ready
to learn any lesson from our past.

Without supporting the intentions of such "freedom march", I would like to draw the
attention of our federal government and also all members of the Parliament irrespective of
their political affiliation to set up a commission to look into genuine problems of people of
Sindh like Balochistan in order to arrest them, before it is too late.
Muhammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/116993/

  These “freedom marches”
The Pakistan Observer, Monday, March 26, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
On March 23, “Freedom March” was conducted by Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) headed
by Bashir Qureshi that was attended by a large number of people belonging to the whole Sindh.
As per media reports, they demanded independence from Pakistan. This is not first time, they
have launched such march. One week back, another political party Jeay Sindh Tahreek (JST) headed by Safdar Sarki also brought out million march with the same purpose. The important
thing is the number of participants in such events is tremendously increasing. All the patriot
people must be worried on causes of such march.

In the past, when people of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) raised protests against their exploitation by West Pakistan (now Pakistan), our rulers and Karachi media both furiously
reacted and labelled them “Anti Pakistan”, “Anti Islam”, “Indian Agents” and so on. Now our
rulers and people are shedding crocodile tears on independence of Bangladesh but obviously,
they are not ready to learn any lesson from our past. Without supporting the intentions of such “Freedom March”, I would like to draw the attention of our federal government and also all members of the Parliament irrespective of their political affiliation to set up a Commission to
look into genuine problems of people of Sindh like Balochistan in order to arrest them, before
it is too late.—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=146896


  Freedom March in Karachi
The Pak Tribune, Monday, March 26, 2012

By: M. Khan Sial

On March 23, the 'freedom march' was conducted by Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz, headed by
 Bashir Qureshi, and it was attended by a large number of people from all over Sindh. As per media reports, they demanded independence from Pakistan. This is not the first time that
such a march has been launched. Last week, another political party, Jeay Sindh Tehreek,
headed by Safdar Sarki, also brought out a 'million march' with the same purpose. The
important thing is that the number of participants in such events is increasing exponentially.

All patriotic people must be worried because of such activities. In the past, when the people
of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) raised protests against their exploitation by West
Pakistan (now Pakistan), our rulers and Karachi media both furiously reacted and labelled
them 'anti-Pakistan', 'anti Islam', 'Indian agents, 'etc. Our rulers and people shed crocodile
tears on the independence of Bangladesh, but, obviously, they are not ready to learn any
lesson from the past.

Without supporting the intention of such a 'freedom march', I would like to draw the
attention of our government and all members of parliament, irrespective of their political affiliations, to set up a commission to look into the genuine problems of the people of Sindh.
 As in the case of Balochistan, it is imperative to look into it before it is too late.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL Karachi
http://paktribune.com/news/Freedom-March-in-Karachi-By-M-Khan-248581.html

  Freedom March in Karachi
The Pakistan Today, Sunday, March 25, 2012

On March 23, “Freedom March” was conducted by Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) headed
by Bashir Qureshi that was attended by a large number of people belonging to the province
Sindh. As per media reports, they demanded independence from Pakistan.

This is not the first time they have launched such a march. One week back, another political
party Jeay Sindh Tahreek (JST) headed by Safdar Sarki also brought out Million March with
the same purpose. The important thing is that the number of participants in such events is tremendously increasing.

All the patriot people must be worried about the causes of such march. In the past, when
people of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) raised protests against their exploitation by West Pakistan (now Pakistan), our rulers and Karachi media both furiously reacted and labelled
them “anti-Pakistan”, “anti-Islam”, “Indian agents” and so on. Now our rulers and people are
shedding crocodile tears on independence of Bangladesh but obviously they are not ready
to learn any lesson from the past.

Without supporting the intentions of such “Freedom March”, I would like to draw the attention
of our federal government and also all members of the parliament irrespective of their political affiliation to set up a commission to look into genuine problems of people of Sindh in order to arrest them, before it is too late.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/03/25/comment/freedom-march-in-karachi/

  'Freedom March’ in Karachi
The Daily Times, Monday, March 26, 2012

Sir: On March 23, the ‘freedom march’ was conducted by Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz, headed
by Bashir Qureshi, and it was attended by a large number of people from all over Sindh. As
per media reports, they demanded independence from Pakistan. This is not the first time that
such a march has been launched. Last week, another political party, Jeay Sindh Tehreek,
headed by Safdar Sarki, also brought out a ‘million march’ with the same purpose. The
important thing is that the number of participants in such events is increasing exponentially.

All patriotic people must be worried because of such activities. In the past, when the people
of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) raised protests against their exploitation by West Pakistan
(now Pakistan), our rulers and Karachi media both furiously reacted and labelled them ‘anti-Pakistan’, ‘anti Islam’, ‘Indian agents, ‘etc. Our rulers and people shed crocodile tears on the independence of Bangladesh, but, obviously, they are not ready to learn any lesson from the
past.

Without supporting the intention of such a ‘freedom march’, I would like to draw the attention
of our government and all members of parliament, irrespective of their political affiliations, to
set up a commission to look into the genuine problems of the people of Sindh. As in the case
of Balochistan, it is imperative to look into it before it is too late.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C03%5C26%5Cstory_26-3-2012_pg3_7

  Where is the missing water?
The Business Recorder, Sunday, March 25, 20012

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
The water issue in the country has become very serious and sensitive.

The highly corrupt Wapda - a federal government organisation is obviously responsible for
the missing water noted from time to time.

The scarcity of water has jeopardised the next sowing season in the country.

This is not the first time that such act has been done.

The role of Wapda for the last many years has remained from bad to worse, so much so
that former Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and present Prime Minister Syed
Yousuf Raza Gilani both termed it a "White Elephant" and 35 years is a long and sufficient
period between the remarks of the two prime ministers to judge the performance of any government organisation.

At least, three former chairmen of Wapda, namely Lieutenant General Safdar Butt, Lieutenant General Zulfikar Ali Khan and Tariq Hameed all belonging to Punjab, during their tenures tried
to use the said government organisation in favour of their own province at the cost of the rest
of the three provinces.

I still remember the words of Tariq Hameed on TV who had clearly admitted he did not obey
the orders of Irsa for the release of water in some cases.

Further, embezzlements to the tune of billions of rupees in WAPDA, has become common for
the last many years.

For example, the Auditor General Report presented in the National Assembly a few months
back showed embezzlements committed in Wapda to the tune of Rs 90 billion during last
year only.

In other projects of Wapda including Neelam, the embezzlement, misappropriation and
financial irregularities as reported by the media from time to time is to the tune of billions
and billions of rupees without any accountability.

The Wapda cannot be allowed to play with the future of the country.

If we see its performance, three out of four provinces like KP, Sindh and Balochistan are
treating Wapda as their enemy for valid reasons.

I appeal on behalf of millions of farmers who would be deprived of their share of water during
the ensuing sowing season due to the said missing water, the stern action be taken against
Wapda officials responsible for the said missing water who have, no doubt, played with the
future of the country.

I suggest that the head office of Wapda must be shifted from Punjab as suggested by the KP Assembly in their unanimously passed resolution sometime back to ensure its impartiality and better performance.
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/187/1168811/

  Shahbaz’s language
The Frontier Post, Friday, March 23, 2012

Posted on 2012-03-23 23:49:47
Every Pakistani who believes in mutual respect and decency would have been in shock to read
the language recently used by Shahbaz Sharif - chief minister of Punjab against President Asif
Ali Zardari in public.

One has every right to criticise policies of the President but he has no right to insult or use the highly objectionable or derogatory language against respected office of the President where an elected person is already sitting.
I suggest Mian Nawaz Sharif, chief of Pakistan Muslim League - N to send his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif to some institute to learn manners and etiquettes because he badly needs
political and mental training.
M Khan Sial، Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com.pk/Shahbaz’s-language/

  Hooliganism in Sindh PA
The Pakistan Today, Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Posted on 2012-03-22 00:54:30
The March 17 was ‘Black Day’ in the history of Sindh when hooliganism was staged by law
makers belonging to one party in Sindh Assembly who did not allow house to take up any
business from the order of the day. Thus, the sanctity of the house was brutally violated.

As per press reports, the MQM legislators were clearly spoiling for a fight and actual reason
for MQM’s protest was unconnected to its new find interesting ridding Karachi of extortion and kidnapping for ransom. Despite acting Speaker Ms Shehla Reza’s call to order amidst noisy
protest staged by MQM lawmakers to take their seats, some of agitating legislators displaying posters and shouting slogans did not appear to be in mode to oblige.

To protest against insulting behaviour to MPA Arif Mustafa Jatoi by MQM lawmakers in Sindh Assembly, a NPP activist Zainul Abdin tried to set himself on fire. It is evident from the
behaviour of MQM they do not believe in rule of law by taking law in their hands.

It is very sad those people who remained champion of extortion and ransom, they are making
hue and cry against such evils to hoodwink the people.
M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com.pk/Hooliganism-in-Sindh-PA/

  Shahbaz Sharif's language
The Pak Tribune, Thursday, March 22, 2012


Every Pakistani who believes in mutual respect and decency would have been shocked to hear
the language used by Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, against President Asif Ali
Zardari in public recently.

One has every right to criticise the policies of the president but no one has the right to insult or
use highly objectionable and derogatory language against the respected office of the president
of Pakistan. I suggest to Mian Nawaz Sharif, Chairman Pakistan Muslim League-N to send his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif to some institute to learn manners and etiquette because he seems to be in dire need of political and social training.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL Karachi
http://paktribune.com/news/Shahbaz-Sharifs-language-248485.html

  Shahbaz Sharif’s language
The Daily Times, Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sir: Every Pakistani who believes in mutual respect and decency would have been shocked to
hear the language used by Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, against President Asif Ali Zardari in public recently. One has every right to criticise the policies of the president but no
one has the right to insult or use highly objectionable and derogatory language against the respected office of the president of Pakistan. I suggest to Mian Nawaz Sharif, Chairman
Pakistan Muslim League-N to send his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif to some institute to
learn manners and etiquette because he seems to be in dire need of political and social
training.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C03%5C22%5Cstory_22-3-2012_pg3_7

  Uncalled-for comment
The Nation, Thursday, March 22, 2012

Every Pakistani who believes in mutual respect and decency would have been in shock to read
the language recently used by Shahbaz Sharif – chief minister of Punjab against President Asif
Ali Zardari in public. One has every right to criticize policies of the President but he has no
right to insult or use the highly objectionable or derogatory language against respected office
of the President where an elected person is already sitting.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, March 20.
http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-03-22/page-7

  A matter of language
The Express Tribune, Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

KARACHI:
Every Pakistani who believes in mutual respect and decency would have been shocked to hear
 the language used recently by Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif against President Asif
Ali Zardari, during a public address. One has every right to criticise the policies of the president
but no one has the right to insult or use the highly objectionable and derogatory language that
the chief minister used.

I suggest that the PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif should teach the importance of good
manners and etiquettes to his party members.
Mohammad Khan Sial
Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2012.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/352599/a-matter-of-language/

  Hooliganism in the House
The Pakistan Today, Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The March 17 was “Black Day” in the history of Sindh when hooliganism was staged by law
makers belonging to one party in the Sindh Assembly who did not allow the house to take up
any business from the order of the day. Thus, the sanctity of the house was brutally violated.

As per press reports, the MQM legislators were clearly spoiling for a fight and actual reason
for MQM’s protest was unconnected to its new-found interest in ridding Karachi of extortion
and kidnapping for ransom.

Despite acting speaker Ms Shehla Reza’s call to order amidst noisy protest staged by MQM
and repeated requests to the lawmakers to take their seats, some of the agitating legislators
displaying posters and shouting slogans did not appear to be in mood to oblige.

To protest against the insulting behaviour to MPA Arif Mustafa Jatoi by MQM lawmakers in
Sindh Assembly house, a NPP activist Zainul Abdin tried to set himself on fire. It is evident
from the behaviour of MQM that they do not believe in the rule of law as they keep taking
the law into their hands.

It is very sad those people who are involved in extortion and ransom are making a hue and cry against such evils to hoodwink the people. Further, use of the restricted Red Zone by the said
party for staging protest on large scale and not allowing others to even register peaceful
protests clearly shows that the law is not equally applicable to all. All those who believe in the
 rule of law must strongly condemn the naked hooliganism of MQM.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL، Karachi

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/03/20/comment/editors-mail/hooliganism-in-the-house/

  Hooliganism in Sindh Assembly
The Nation, Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The March 17 was “Black Day” in the history of Sindh when hooliganism was staged by
lawmakers belonging to one party in Sindh Assembly who did not allow house to take up any business from the order of the day. Thus, the sanctity of the house was brutally violated.

As per press reports, the MQM legislators were clearly spoiling for a fight and actual reason
for MQM’s protest was unconnected to its new fond interest in ridding Karachi of extortion
and kidnapping for ransom. Despite acting Speaker Ms Shehla Reza call to order amidst noisy
protest staged by MQM lawmakers to take their seats, some of agitating legislators displaying posters and shouting slogans did not appear to be in mode to oblige. To protest against
insulting behavior to MPA Arif Mustafa Jatoi by MQM lawmakers in Sindh Assembly house,
a NPP activist Zain-ul-Abadeen tried to set himself on fire.

It is evident from the behavior of MQM they do not believe in rule of law by taking law in their hands. It is very sad that those who remained champion of extortion and ransom, they are
making hue and cry against such evils to hoodwink the people. Further, use of restricted
Red Zone by the said Party for staging protest on large scale and not allowing others even to register peaceful protest, clearly shows law is not equal for all. That is very sad and would
spread anarchy in Sindh.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, March 19.
http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-03-20/page-7

  Chaudhry Nisar & Sindh
The Nation, Tuesday, March 13, 2012

This refers to recent comment of Chaudhry Nisar – Opposition Leader in National Assembly belonging to PML-N on private TV channel regarding majority based decision of Election Commission of Pakistan on Ms Waheeda Shah. I hereby strongly condemn Chaudhry Nisar for
 his objectionable comment on decision of the Commission by giving it ethnic colour to the dissidents’ two votes belonging to Sindh. This is not for the first time that Chaudhry Nisar
has done this. In the past, he had some sort of objections on some Sindhi speaking people
presently working against some important posts in government.

I suggest Chaudhry Nisar to desist from passing such comments against Sindhi speaking people
in future otherwise people of Sindh would be justified to ask him and his leader Nawaz Sharif: Name at least single mega development project their two governments had ever completed in Sindh during the two tenures of Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister? Give us reason why two mega development projects launched by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto in Sindh were abandoned by
successor Nawaz Sharif’s governments like Thar Coal Projects and Keti Bunder project?
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, March 12.
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/letters/13-Mar-2012/chaudhry-nisar-sindh

  Hazara movement in Karachi
The Pakistan Observer, Monday, March 12, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
It is strongly objectionable that movement for creating new Hazara province is being launched
in Karachi instead of their own province i.e. KP thus putting the fragile law and order situation
of Karachi at further risk. As matter of principle, had they confined such activities to their own province, no one would have raised any objection.

It seems Baba Haider Jalal who poses himself as champion of socalled Hazara province
movement in Karachi, is working as an agent of some forces who are bent upon disturbing
peace of Karachi. I suggest Sindh government as policy matter should ban forthwith such objectionable activities meant to disturb law and order situation in Sindh particularly Karachi.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=144600

  Injustices to Ms Waheeda Shah
The Nation, Sunday, March 11, 2012 |

After seeing the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan on the basis of majority, my sympathies were for the first time diverted to Ms Waheeda Shah for the simple reason that the Commission had done justice to her perhaps on the style of Punjabi movies. Unfortunately, it is
a very dangerous trend that has been introduced in our country that justice is being done on
the basis of reports and comments appearing solely in the electronic media. Nonetheless,
Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah rightly said: “An offender was not expected to be penalized twice for a single offence.” No doubt, she had taken a wrong step by slapping another lady
official of Election Commission but it was a fact that she had already tendered her apology whereas the affected lady had also pardoned her. Further, she had already faced the wrath
of our irresponsible and aggressive electronic media for many days that manoeuvred to show
the act repeatedly through the help of camera technology.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, March 8.
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/letters/11-Mar-2012/injustices-to-ms-
waheeda-shah


The case of Waheeda Shah
The Business Recorder, Sunday, March 11, 2012
 
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
After seeing the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan on the basis of a majority,
my sympathies for the first time were diverted to Waheeda Shah for the simple reason that
the Commission has done justice to her perhaps in the style of Punjabi movies.

Unfortunately, a very dangerous trend has been introduced in our country where justice is
meted out on the basis of reports and comments appearing in the electronic media.

Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has rightly said: "An offender was not expected to be
penalized twice for a single offence."

No doubt, she had taken a wrong step by slapping a lady official of the Election Commission
but she had already tendered an apology and the affected lady had also forgiven her.

She had already faced the wrath of our aggressive electronic media for many days who
broadcast the act repeatedly, misusing technology, along with their highly objectionable
remarks.

http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/188:letters/1163584:the-case-of-waheeda-shah/?date=2012-03-11

  ‘Hazara movement’ in Karachi?
Dawn, Saturday, March 10, 2012

IT is highly objectionable that a movement for creating a new Hazara province is being
launched in Karachi instead of their own province, i.e. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, thus putting
the fragile law and order situation in Karachi at further risk.

As matter of principle, had they confined such activities to their own province, no one would
have raised such an objection.

It seems Baba Haider Jalal, who poses himself as a champion of the so-called Hazara province movement in Karachi, is working as an agent of some forces who are meant to disturb the
peace of Karachi. I suggest the Sindh government should, as a matter of policy, ban forthwith
such objectionable activities meant to disturb the law and order situation in Sindh, particularly Karachi.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/10/hazara-movement-in-karachi.html

  A slap for a slap
The Pakistan Today, Saturday, March 10, 2012

After seeing the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan on the basis of majority, all
my sympathies are with Ms Waheeda Shah for the simple reason that the Commission has
done justice to her perhaps as is done in Punjabi movies. Unfortunately, it is very dangerous
trend introduced in our country that justice is being done on the basis of reports and
comments appearing in the electronic media.

Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has rightly said: “An offender could not be expected to be penalised twice for a single offence.” No doubt, Ms Shah had committed a grave mistake by slapping a lady official of the Election Commission but she had already tendered her apology
and the affected lady had also forgiven her. Furthermore, Ms Shah has already faced the
wrath of our irresponsible and aggressive electronic media for many days that broadcast the
act repeatedly, sensationalising it to the t.

In the general elections in our country such things are common and are dealt with accordingly
but now we have to see during the next general elections, would the Commission deal similar
type of cases in the same style or not? We all believe in the freedom of the media but it is disturbing to see that bodies like the Election Commission are so susceptible to one-sided
media coverage.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/03/a-slap-for-a-slap/


  Strange alliance
The Nation, Saturday, March 10, 2012

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif sometime back promised he would not accept turncoats in his party
but after sometime he started going back on his word. The latest addition in his party is Ms
Marvi Memon - a staunch supporter of ex-army dictator General (r) Pervez Musharraf whereas
she has been strongly criticizing Nawaz Sharif for years. She first tried to join Pakistan Tehreek Insaf but could not get any positive response from them.
 
Later, she tried to join another group in Sindh and attended their function in Bhitt Shah. Since
the response from public was not as good as they expected at Bhitt Shah, they postponed the announcement of the formation of new party. I am unable to understand, why she was
ashamed to join the party of her ideal leader ex-dictator General (r) Musharraf i.e. All Pakistan Muslim League (APML)?
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, March 5.
http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-03-10/page-7

  Where is missing water?
The Daily Times, Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sir: The water issue in the country has become very serious and sensitive. The highly corrupt WAPDA, a federal government organisation, is obviously responsible for the missing water noted from time to time. The scarcity of water has jeopardized the next sowing season in the country.

This is not the first time such an act has taken place. The role of WAPDA for the last many years has remained unsatisfactory. So much so, the former Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and present Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani both termed it a “white elephant”.

Thirty-five years is a long and sufficient period between the remarks of the two Prime Ministers
to judge the performance of any government organisation, which in this case remained the
same. At least three former chairmen of WAPDA, namely Lt General Safdar Butt, Lt General Zulfikar Ali Khan and Tariq Hameed, all belonging to Punjab, during their tenures tried to use
the government organisation in favour of their own province at the cost of the rest of the
country.

I still remember the words of Tariq Hameed on TV who clearly admitted that he did not obey
the orders of IRSA for the release of water in some cases. Embezzlement to the tune of billions
of rupees in WAPDA has become common for the last many years. For example, the Auditor
General Report presented in the National Assembly a few months back showed embezzlement committed in WAPDA to the tune of Rs 90 billion during last year only. In other projects of
WAPDA including Neelam, the embezzlement, misappropriation and financial irregularities as reported by the media from time to time is to the tune of billions of rupees without any accountability.

WAPDA should not be allowed to play with the future of the country. If we see its performance, three out of four provinces like KP, Sindh and Balochistan are treating WAPDA as their enemy
with valid reasons. I appeal on behalf of millions of farmers who would be deprived of their
share of water during the ensuing sowing season to take stern action against WAPDA officials responsible for the missing water.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C03%5C10%5Cstory_10-3-2012_pg3_7


   Ms Marvi in PML-N
The Pakistan Observer, Friday, March 09, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif sometime back has promised he would not accept turncoats
generally known as Lotas in his party but after sometime he started violating his own promise
by accepting turncoats. The latest addition in his party is Ms Marvi Memon - a staunch supporter
of ex-army dictator General (r) Pervez Musharraf whereas she has been strongly criticizing
Nawaz Sharif for years. She first tried to join Pakistan Tehreek Insaf but could not get any
positive response from them. Later, she tried to join another group in Sindh and attended
recently held their function in Bhitt Shah. Since the response from public was not as good as
they expected at Bhitt Shah, they postponed the announcement of the formation of new party.

I am unable to understand, why she was ashamed to join the party of her ideal leader
ex-dictator General (r) Musharraf i.e. All Pakistan Muslim League (APML)? Further, she is
labelling herself as Marvi – a legendary character of Shah Lateef Bhittai – great Sindhi Sufi
poet better known for her patriotism and principles. Her claim is tantamount to insult the
legendary character of Shah Lateef Bhittai, who never supported evil forces during his period.
On the contrary, he strongly challenged such forces through his immortal poetry.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=144183

  Hazara movement in Karachi
The Nation, Friday, March 09, 2012

It is strongly objectionable that movement for creating new Hazara province is being launched
in Karachi instead of their own province i.e. KP thus putting the fragile law and order situation
of Karachi at further risk. As a matter of principle, had they confined such activities to their own province, no one would have raised such objection. It seems Baba Haider Jalal who poses
himself as champion of so-called Hazara province movement in Karachi, is working as an agent
of some forces who are meant to disturb peace of Karachi. I suggest Sindh government as
policy matter should ban forthwith such objectionable activities meant to disturb law and order
situation in Sindh particularly Karachi.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, March 7.
http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-03-09/page-7

  Shahbaz Sharif`s claim about Sindh
The Dawn, Wednesday, March 07, 2012

SHAHBAZ Sharif, chief minister of Punjab, in a recent statement at Sukkur, claimed that Punjab had sacrificed for Sindh more than Rs10 billion in the recent NFC Award.

Sharif brothers should immediately stop making such false claims.

When East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) was part of Pakistan, some politicians from Punjab
were against the distribution of the NFC Award on the basis of population but when East
Pakistan separated, the same kind of politicians have turned the tables and became a
champion of the sole criterion of population-based NFC Award for years.

In the last award, only five per cent weightage was given to revenue generation, thus the
award was a farce as far as Sindh was concerned.

Sindh contributes about 70 per cent to the divisible revenue pool and, in return, gets a meagre amount. However, Punjab got included an article in the 18th Amendment that the income
received by a province earlier in the NFC Award cannot be reduced in future.

I refer Shahbaz Sharif to the BBC website which said that Punjab’s claim for loss in the NFC was wrong. It was only the federal government that surrendered its 10 per cent share. Therefore,
Mr Shahbaz Sharif’s claim is highly exaggerated.

Further, I may remind him that when Nawaz Sharif was the prime minister twice (total period
six years), he did not launch or complete any mega development programme in Sindh.

Instead, he abolished two mega development projects like Keti Bunder Project and Thar Coal launched by Benazir Bhutto.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL، Karachi
http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/07/shahbaz-sharif-s-claim-about-sindh.html

  Extension of quota system
The Pakistan Observer, Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
The federal government has hinted to extend quota system in jobs that is a right step to right direction. No doubt, most of areas in the country, are still backward in the educational field. For example; the whole of Balochistan & Northern Areas besides rural areas of Sindh, Punjab, KP
and Seraiki belt are still lacking the basic educational facilities tremendously. The students of Balochistan, FATA etc., can not compete with the students of Karachi due to unavailability of standardized education there.

It was worth to mention here when Muslims were living in united India before migrating to Pakistan, they had also demanded introduction of quota system in Indian Civil Service (ICS)
as stated by late Ihtshamul Haq Thanvi, renowned religious scholar many years back.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=143835

  Extension of quota system
The Frontier Post, Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Posted on March 6, 2012
The federal government has hinted to extend quota system in jobs that is a right step to right direction.

No doubt, most of areas in the country, are still backward in the educational field.
For example; the whole of Balochistan and Northern Areas besides rural areas of Sindh, Punjab, KP and Seraiki belt are still lacking the basic educational facilities tremendously. The students of Balochistan, FATA etc., cannot compete with the students of Karachi due to unavailability of standardized education there.

It was worth mentioning here when Muslims were living in united India before migrating to Pakistan, they had also demanded introduction of quota system in Indian Civil Service (ICS) as stated by late Ihtshamul Haq Thanvi, renowned religious scholar many years back.
After creation of Pakistan, first Prime Minister late Liaquat Ali Khan had first time introduced 20
per cent quota system in jobs reserved for Mohajars. Similarly in Sindh, prevailing quota system
in jobs was introduced by Rukhman Gul, the then Governor of Sindh.

Those who are against the extension of quota system, they do not want that people of
backward areas like Balochistan and other rural areas to progress well. If quota system has
not been implemented faithfully so far, we may take steps to ensure its proper implementation rather than abolishing it. Freedom means to give chance to the backward people for progress.
Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=103254

Extension of quota system
The Frontier Post, Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Posted on March 6, 2012
The federal government has hinted to extend quota system in jobs that is a right step to right direction.

No doubt, most of areas in the country, are still backward in the educational field.
For example; the whole of Balochistan and Northern Areas besides rural areas of Sindh, Punjab, KP and Seraiki belt are still lacking the basic educational facilities tremendously. The students of Balochistan, FATA etc., cannot compete with the students of Karachi due to unavailability of standardized education there.

It was worth mentioning here when Muslims were living in united India before migrating to Pakistan, they had also demanded introduction of quota system in Indian Civil Service (ICS)
as stated by late Ihtshamul Haq Thanvi, renowned religious scholar many years back.
After creation of Pakistan, first Prime Minister late Liaquat Ali Khan had first time introduced
20 per cent quota system in jobs reserved for Mohajars. Similarly in Sindh, prevailing quota
system in jobs was introduced by Rukhman Gul, the then Governor of Sindh.

Those who are against the extension of quota system, they do not want that people of
backward areas like Balochistan and other rural areas to progress well. If quota system has
not been implemented faithfully so far, we may take steps to ensure its proper implementation rather than abolishing it. Freedom means to give chance to the backward people for progress.
Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=103254

Extension of quota system
The Pakistan Today, Monday, March 05, 2012

The federal government has hinted to extend quota system in jobs which I think is a right step.
No doubt most of areas in the country are still backward in the educational field. For example;
the whole of Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan besides rural areas of Sindh, Punjab, KP and
Seraiki belt still lack the basic educational facilities. The students of Balochistan, FATA etc
cannot compete with the students of Karachi due to unavailability of standardised education
there.

It is worth mentioning here that even the Muslims living in united India before migrating to Pakistan, had also demanded introduction of quota system in the Indian Civil Service (ICS) as stated by late Ihtshamul Haq Thanvi, renowned religious scholar many years back.

After the creation of Pakistan, the first Prime Minister late Liaquat Ali Khan had first introduced
20 percent quota system in jobs reserved for Mohajars. Similarly in Sindh, prevailing quota
system in jobs was introduced by Rukhman Gul, the then Governor of Sindh.

Those who are against the extension of quota system do not want people of backward areas
like Balochistan and other rural areas to progress well. If quota system has not been
implemented faithfully so far, we must take steps to ensure its proper implementation rather
than abolishing it. Freedom also means to give chance to the backward people for progress.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/03/extension-of-quota-system/

Extension of quota system
The Nation, Monday, March 05, 2012

The federal government has hinted to extend quota system in jobs that is a right step in right direction. No doubt, most of areas in the country are still backward in the educational field. For example; the whole of Balochistan and Northern Areas besides rural areas of Sindh, Punjab, KP and Seraiki belt are still lacking the basic educational facilities tremendously. The students of Balochistan, FATA etc, cannot compete with the students of Karachi due to unavailability of standardized education there.

It was worth to mention here when Muslims were living in united India before migrating to Pakistan, they had also demanded introduction of quota system in Indian Civil Service (ICS) as stated by late Ihtshamul Haq Thanvi, renowned religious scholar many years back. After creation of Pakistan, first Prime Minister late Liaquat Ali Khan had first time introduced 20 percent quota system in jobs reserved for Mohajars. Similarly in Sindh, prevailing quota system in jobs was introduced by Rukhman Gul, the then Governor of Sindh. Those who are against the extension
of quota system, they do not want that people of backward areas like Balochistan and other
rural areas to progress well. If quota system has not been implemented faithfully so far, we
may take steps to ensure its proper implementation rather than abolishing it. Freedom means
to give chance to the backward people for progress.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, March 4.
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/letters/05-Mar-2012/quota-system-and-
backward-areas

Rising Police excesses
The Pakistan Observer, Saturday, March 03, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
Every law abiding citizen would be in shock to see a news report in print and electronic media about shooting by police officials at a newly married lady doctor belonging to a respectable
family seriously injuring her whereas two other ladies and her brother-in-law accompanied
were luckily escaped the bullet shots on February, 25. As per the footages available from
hidden camera reported by the media, the said family in their blue colour car was going near Police Headquarters in the Garden Area where the mobile police party was already waiting and
indulged into altercation with them. Nonetheless, when the lady doctor tried to sit in the car,
they shot at injuring her seriously.

Despite accused ASI and two other police officials were
arrested whereas fourth is still absconding after registering a police case against them, this
act by law protectors has raised some serious apprehensions in the minds of peaceful and law-abiding citizens about the role of police. Nonetheless, every peaceful citizen is generally afraid
of police as they may shoot at him any time without any provocations. It appears, this is still a police state despite tall claims being made by our elected governments from to time. I request
the chief justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motu action and also various
organizations working for human rights (HRs) to take notice into ever increasing Police
excessive against peaceful and law abiding citizens in order to dispel the image of prevailing
Police State. —Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=143143

Shahbaz Sharif & Sindh
The Pakistan Today, Saturday, March 03, 2012

Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Punjab, during his recent statement in Sukkur has
strangely claimed that Punjab has sacrificed for Sindh more than Rs 10 billions in the last NFC Award. Earlier, I have also seen Shahbaz Sharif’s statement on a private TV channel using
highly furious language claiming what has been done with Punjab so far, if he were to tell that, there would be chaos in the country.

First of all, I would advise Sharif brothers to immediately stop false claims as this unjustified
trend resulted in a loss of more than half the country in the past due to unjustified policies of Punjab-backed establishment.

It was fact, when East Pakistan was with us, Punjab was against the distribution of NFC Award
on population-base as sole criteria but when East Pakistan separated, Punjab turned the table
and became champion of sole criteria of population based NFC Award for years. In the last
Award, only five percent weightage was given to the revenue generation, thus Award was a
farce as far as Sindh was concerned. Sindh contributes about 70 percent into Divisible Revenue Pool and in return gets meagre amount.

However, Punjab got included an article in the 18th amendment that says that the income from
any province in the NFC Award cannot be reduced in future. I advise Mr Shahbaz Sharif to
visit BBC website that says Punjab’s claim for loss in NFC is totally wrong. It was only the
federal government that surrendered its 10 percent share. Therefore, Shahbaz Sharif’s claim
is highly exaggerated.

Further, I may remind Mr Shahbaz that when Nawaz Sharif was prime minister twice (a total period of six years), he did not launch/complete any mega development programme in Sindh. Instead, he abolished two mega development projects, Keti Bunder Project and Thar Coal
launched by Benazir Bhutto.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/03/shahbaz-sharif-and-sindh/

Shahbaz Sharif & Sindh
The Frontier Post, Saturday, March 03, 2012

Posted on March 3, 2012
Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, during his recent statement in Sukkur has strangely claimed that Punjab has sacrificed for Sindh more than Rs 10 billion in the recent NFC Award.
First of all, I would advise Sharif brothers to immediately stop false claims as this unjustified
trend resulted in loss of half a country in the past due to unjustified policies of Punjab-backed Establishment.

When East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) was with us, Punjab was against distribution of NFC
Award on population-basis as sole criteria but when East Pakistan separated, Punjab turned
the table and became champion of sole criteria of population based NFC Award for years.
In the last Award, only five per cent weightage was given to the revenue generating; thus
Award was farce as Sindh was concerned. Sindh contributes about 70 per cent into Divisible Revenue Pool and in return gets meager amount.

However, Punjab got included, an article in the 18th amendment that income receiving any province earlier in NFC Award cannot be reduced in future. I advise Mr Shahbaz to see BBC website who said Punjab’s claim for loss in NFC is totally wrong. It was only Federal government that surrendered its 10 per cent share. Therefore, Shahbaz claim is highly exaggerated.
Further, I may remind Mr Shahbaz when Nawaz Sharif was Prime Minister twice, he did not launch/completed any mega development programme in Sindh. Instead, he abolished two
mega development projects like Keti Bunder Project and Thar Coal launched by Benazir Bhutto.
Nevertheless, there is a long list of Punjab’s highhandedness against the rest three provinces particularly Sindh.

I advise Sharif brothers to stop shedding crocodile tears for Sindh and Balochistan unnecessarily.
Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=96287

Police Shooting
The Frontier Post, Friday, March 02, 2012

Posted on March 2, 2012
Every law abiding citizen would be in shock to see a news report in print and electronic media about shooting by police officials at a newly married lady doctor belonging to a respectable
family seriously injuring her whereas two other ladies and her brother-in-law accompanied
luckily escaped the bullet shots on February 25.

As per the footages available from hidden camera reported by the media, the said family in their blue colour car was going near Police Headquarters in the Garden Area where the mobile police party was already wa­iting and indulged into altercation with them. Nonetheless, when the lady doctor tried to sit in the car, they shot at injuring her seriously as evident from the said footage.
Despite accused ASI and two other police officials were arrested whereas fourth is still
absconding after registering a police case against them, this act by law protectors has raised
some serious apprehensions in the minds of peaceful and law abiding citizens about the role of police. Nonetheless, every peaceful citizen is generally afraid of police as they may shoot at him any time without any provocations. It appears, this is still a police state despite tall claims being made by our elected governments.

I hereby request the chief justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motu action into ever increasing police excessive against peaceful and law abiding citizens in order to dispel the image of prevailing police state. M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=92850

Outrageous
The Nation, Thursday, March 01, 2012

Every law abiding citizen would be in shock to see a news report in print and electronic
media about shooting incident in which the police officials shot at a newly married lady doctor belonging to a respectable family seriously injuring her. Two other ladies and her brother-in-law accompanying her luckily escaped the bullet shots. As per the footages available from hidden camera reported by the media, the said family in their blue colour car was going near Police Headquarters in the Garden Area where the mobile police party was already waiting and
indulged into altercation with them. Nonetheless, when the lady doctor tried to sit in the car,
they shot at her.

This act by law protectors has raised some serious apprehensions in the minds of peaceful and
law abiding citizens about the role of police. Nonetheless, every peaceful citizen is generally
afraid of police as they may shoot at him/her at any time without any provocations. It appears,
this is still a police state despite tall claims being made by our elected governments from to time. I hereby request Prime Minister Gilani and also various organizations working for human rights
(HRs) to take notice of the incident.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, February 28.
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/letters/01-Mar-2012/outrageous

Police gardi
The Pakistan Today, Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Every law abiding citizen would be in shock to see a news report in print and electronic media about shooting by police officials at a newly married lady doctor belonging to a respectable
family, seriously injuring her whereas two other ladies and her brother-in-law accompanying
her luckily escaped the bullets on 25 February.

As per the footages available from hidden camera reported by the media, the said family in
their car was going near Police Headquarters in the Garden Area where the mobile police party was already waiting and indulged into altercation with them. Nonetheless, when the lady doctor tried to sit in the car, they shot at her injuring her seriously.

Though the accused ASI and two other police officials who were arrested later on while the
fourth one absconded after a police case was registered against them, this act by law
protectors has raised some serious apprehensions in the minds of peaceful and law abiding citizens about the role of police.

Nonetheless, every peaceful citizen is generally afraid of police as they may shoot at him any
time without any provocations. It appears that this is still a police state despite tall claims being made by our elected governments from to time.

I hereby request to the Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motu action and
also to the various organisations working for human rights to take notice of the ever increasing police powers and excessive use of force against the peaceful and law abiding citizens in order
to dispel the image of prevailing police state.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/02/police-gardi/

Roedad Khan & Bhutto
The Frontier Post, Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Posted on February 27, 2012
Reference to a recent telecast TV talk of Roedad Khan – a former bureaucrat — in which he
has once again tried to distort the image of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto unnecessarily. I have gone
through his some articles, interviews & TV talks from time to time and noted that the former bureaucrat perhaps had some personal enmity with ZAB and he wanted to take revenge from
him by distorting his image even after his death.

Mr Roedad Khan was a close relative of another bureaucrat Ishaq Khan (also former President) who was strong supporter of former army dictators and was also known for removing
democratic governments when he was President. What I have noticed the main purpose of
former bureaucrat Roedad Khan is to distort the image of leaders of Pakistan on one or another pretext in order to enhance the image of former dictators or their supporters like Ishaq Khan. I suggest Roedad Khan to write on efforts of Ishaq Khan and also himself that both had made to weaken/remove the democratic governments in the past in order to support former military dictators from time to time.
M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=89246

ZAB's image
The Pakistan Today, Friday, February 24, 2012

Reference to a recent telecast TV talk of Roedad Khan, a former top bureaucrat, in which he
has once again tried to distort the image of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) unnecessarily.

I have gone through some of his articles, interviews and TV talks from time to time and noted
that the former bureaucrat, perhaps, had some personal enmity with ZAB and he wanted to
take revenge from him by distorting his image even after his death.

Mr Roedad Khan was a close relative of another bureaucrat Ishaq Khan (also former president) who was a strong supporter of former army dictators and was also known for removing
democrat governments when he was president.

I suggest Roedad Khan to write on efforts of Ishaq Khan and himself that both had made to weaken and remove the democratic governments in Pakistan in the past in order to support military dictators from time to time.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL، Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/02/zab’s-image/


Some serious questions
The Pakistan Today, Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Our country is presently facing a judicial crisis. Like me, millions of people are worried about
the present situation and being a common people, they ask some legal questions in order to
know the situation better. Hope some jurists would guide us.

If President Asif Ali Zardari enjoys full immunity under the prevailing constitution, why is he not being allowed to avail it? All the heads of states throughout the world enjoy full immunity, how come Pakistan has exception?

There is no mandatory requirement in the constitution to go to the Supreme Court to avail such immunity. Why is such an impression being created here? In USA and other countries, apex
judges are not allowed to watch TV programmes but here our judges are not only watching the
TV programmes regularly but are also frequently referring to such programmes during their
court proceedings. Why? In some cases, the apex court judges have reportedly acted on the presumption being made by TV anchors that later proved having no footings. Why?

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/02/21/comment/editors-mail/some-serious-questions/

Advice for Imran
The Frontier Post, Saturday, February 18, 2012

Posted on February 18, 2012
I appreciate Imran Khan for giving an advice to Prime Minister Gilani to resign as he has no
moral justification to continue after his indictment in contempt of the court case (Feb 14). I
may point out in Islam; the good work is done from own home. First, Imran Khan should
give up politics for good as a few years back, he himself admitted in public he was engaged
into illicit relations with Ms Sita White who had also one illegitimate child from him. Even in
an advanced country, if such scandal surfaces, the politicians do resign.
M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/2012/02/18/advice-to-imran/

Advice for Imran
The Pakistan Today, Thursday, February 16, 2012

I appreciate Imran Khan for giving an advice to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to resign as
he has no moral justification to continue after his indictment in contempt of the court case.

I want to point out that charity begins at home. First, Imran Khan should give up politics for

good as a few years back, he himself admitted in public he was engaged in an illicit relation
with Ms Sita White who had also one illegitimate child from him. Even in an advance country,
if such scandal surfaces, the politicians do resign.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/02/advice-for-imran/

Some questions about judicial crisis
The Nation, Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Our country is presently facing judicial crisis. Like me, millions of people are worried about the present situation and being a lay person, they ask some legal questions in order to know the situation better. Hope some jurists would guide us.1. The President Asif Ali Zardari enjoys full immunity under the prevailing Constitution. Why he is not being allowed to avail? 2. All the head
of states through out world enjoy full immunity, why Pakistan has exception? 3. To my
knowledge, there is no mandatory requirement in the constitution to refer to the Supreme Court
to avail such immunity. Why such impression is being created here? MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, February 13.

http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2012-02-14/page-7

Nawaz Sharif and Sindh
The Business Recorder, Wednesday, 25 January 2012

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
Nowadays, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is worried for the people of Sindh as evident from his speeches delivered during his recent frequent tours of Sindh but those who know his past, are
not much surprised about his changing colours like a chameleon. Nawaz Sharif is responsible
for the neglecting Sindh miserably particularly during his two tenures as Prime Minister (total period about six years).

http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/626/188:letters/

Nawaz Sharif and Sindh
The Pakistan Observer, Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
Nowadays, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is worried for the people of Sindh as evident from his speeches delivered during his recent frequent tours of Sindh but those who know his past, they
are not much surprised about his changing colours like chameleon.

Nawaz Sharif is responsible for neglecting Sindh miserably particularly during his two tenures
as Prime Minister (total period about six years). He did not launch or complete any single mega development project in Sindh. On the contrary, he eliminated two mega development projects launched in Sindh by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto as prime minister. They were construction of Keti Bunder meant to save Indus delta – the sixth largest in the world and construction of Power
Plants there and also utilization of gigantic Thar Coal Projects to produce electricity to cater
the need of the whole of the country. Therefore, for the present power crisis in the country,
only Nawaz Sharif is mainly responsible.

Nawaz Sharif is always talking about good governance but he should remember, he had
appointed person like Jam Sadiq Ali as Chief Minister of Sindh who was highly corrupt and
cruel person. He was known as Mr. 90 per cent.

Further, if Nawaz is so well wisher of Sindh, he should ask his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Punjab to get released 10 MAF water downstream Kotri to save Indus delta as envisaged in “Water Accord – 1991” as he is not deliberately implementing it after signing of 21 years of the Accord. Nawaz Sharif, therefore, has no right to call himself as national leader.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=136486

Parliament’s supremacy
The Pakistan Today, Saturday, January 21, 2012

I was amazed to see the recent statement of Imran Khan in the press in which he has stated:
If Parliament has to do everything, what is the use of having an apex court? I would put this
question to Mr Khan rather this way: If apex court has to do everything, what is the use of
having a parliament? Parliament is the supreme body everywhere and people cannot be
allowed to snatch powers from parliament for their personal likings or disliking. I advise Mr
Khan to study the Constitution of UK as its parliament is already labelled as the “Mother of all parliaments.” It is generally said that the UK Parliament can do each and every thing except to change the sex of woman to a man and vice versa.

We all must condemn the efforts being made by a lobby in Pakistan who wants to eliminate
the supremacy of the parliament for their vested interests.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/01/parliament’s-supremacy/

Imran Khan and parliament
The daily Times, Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sir: Recently, I was amazed to see Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s statement in the press in which he stated: “If parliament has to do everything, then what is the use of having
an apex court?”

I would rephrase the question to Mr Khan: if the apex court has to do everything, what is the
use of having a parliament? Parliament is the supreme body everywhere, and people like Mr
Khan cannot be allowed to snatch such powers away from parliament in accordance with his personal likes. I advise Mr Khan to study the constitution of the UK since its parliament is
labelled as the ‘mother of all parliaments’. It is generally said that the UK parliament can do anything except change the sex of a woman to a man and vice versa. We must condemn the efforts made by a lobby in Pakistan that wants to eliminate the supremacy of parliament for
its own vested interests.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL
, Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5C01%5C21%5Cstory_21-1-2012_pg3_7

Abolishing agriculture priority
The Frontier Post, Saturday, January 14, 2012

Posted on January 14, 2012
There was very sad news in media on Dec 6 that Ministry of Water and Power, Government of Pakistan in connivance with so-called Friends of Pakistan, has recommended abolishing age-old first priority to the agriculture in the country and instead energy would be given first priority.
Nonetheless, IRSA and controversial Wapda were asked to prepare operating rules. The new policy as per media was ready to be announced.

In an agriculture based country, only a sane person can think to abolish the said first priority. It appears that Punjab-backed bureaucrats sitting in Islamabad, have no other job except to harm
the country as new policy is envisaged to build among others, controversial Kalabagh dam (KBD)
in Punjab.

Three out of four Provincial Assemblies have already passed nine resolutions against the construction of KBD but a lobby in Punjab has refused to respect the resolutions of three out of
four Provincial Assemblies and they are continuously pressing for construction of the KBD. If the said dam is built forcibly, it would definitely and extremely harm already fragile country.

Therefore, such elements are real enemies of Pakistan who want to harm it for the vested interests of Punjab.
If such lobby is so sincere to the whole country why they are not pressuring Punjab to release water down stream Kotri as envisaged in Water Accord – 1991, after passing long period of 21 years of signing the Accord resulting in unnatural death of Indus delta – sixth largest in the world and also tremendous increase in miseries of 2.6 million people living in area stretched between Kotri downstream and Arabian Sea in Sindh.

After all, they are Pakistanis, Muslims and human beings. What happened if they are not
Punjabis? Also why such lobby is bitter opponents of producing electricity from gigantic Thar
coal deposits in Sindh?

I appeal to the Minister for Water and Power Naveed Qamar to take notice of the conspiracies being hatched by bureaucrats of his ministry to harm the interests of three provinces, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on one or another pretext.
M. Khan Sial
, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=103668

Abolishing priority to agriculture
The Business Recorder, Friday, January 13, 2012

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
There was very sad news in the media on December 06 that the Ministry of Water and Power
in connivance with the so-called Friends of Pakistan, has recommended abolishing age-old first priority to agriculture in the country and instead energy would be given the first priority.

Nonetheless, the Irsa and Wapda were asked to prepare operating rules.

The new policy as per the media was ready to be announced.

In an agriculture-based country, only a sane person can think of abolishing the said first priority.

It appears that bureaucrats sitting in Islamabad, have no other job except to harm the country
as the new policy is envisaged to build among others, the controversial Kalabagh Dam.

Three out of four provincial assemblies have already passed 09 resolutions against the
construction of the KBD but a lobby has refused to respect the resolutions and is continuously pressing for the construction of the KBD.

If the said dam is built forcibly, it would definitely and extremely harm the already fragile
country.

Why is such a lobby bitter opponents of producing electricity from the gigantic Thar coal
deposits
in Sindh? I appeal to the minister for water and power Naveed Qamar to take notice
of the conspiracies being hatched by the bureaucrats of his ministry to harm the interests of
the three provinces, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on one or another pretext.

http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/single/626/187/1142117/

Respect and magnanimity
The Business Recorder, January 04, 2012

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
As a member of Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP), I was really shocked to note the press
statement of Omer Sharif who after facing a big defeat in the recently held Arts Council
elections announced that he would form another arts council.

It would have been better if he had accepted the defeat with big heart instead of parting ways.
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/single/626/187/1139468/

Another Arts Council
The Frontier Post, Monday, January 02, 2012

Posted on December 30, 2011
As a senior member of Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP), I was really shocked to note the press statement of Comedian Omer Sharif who after facing the big defeat for the post of President
in recent elections of the Council, has announced to form another Arts Council. It would have
been better if he had accepted the defeat with big heart instead of parting the way. Mr Sharif
had obtained 1064 votes whereas his opponent Ahmed Shah whose Panel is winning for the
last four years bagged 2001 votes. One of the reasons for the defeat of Mr Sharif may be his political affiliation with an ethnic group. I hereby warn Mr Sharif he should not bifurcate the prestigious Council for his self-interest as it would not be a joke but a tragedy.
M. Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=98091

Sardar Aseff's decision
The Pakistan Observer, Sunday, January 01, 2012

Mohammad Khan Sial
PPP MNA from Punjab (Qasur) Sardar Aseff who originally belonged to PML(J) has again
became turncoat as he has now joined Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI). Surprisingly, now he
sees PPP Govt corrupt despite till recently, he was federal education minister in his own Party’s government. I may remind him his recent statement that Prime Minister Gilani, had, assured to appoint him Foreign Minister a few months ago. Nevertheless, he did not get the desired
portfolio for one or another reason. Further, as per press reports, he as Federal Education
Minister was main hurdle in checking the degrees of 1140 legislators. Had he got the portfolio
of his choice i.e. Foreign Affairs, every thing would have been fine in PPP government by now. What hypocrisy?
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=133034

Hypocrisy
The Nation, Friday, December 30, 2011

Published: December 30, 2011
PPP MNA from Punjab (Qasur) Sardar Aseff who originally belonged to PML(J) has again
became turncoat as he has now joined Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI). Surprisingly, now he
sees PPP Govt corrupt despite till recently, he was federal education minister in his own
Party’s government. I may remind him his recent statement that the Prime Minister Gilani,
what he described, assured to appoint him Foreign Minister a few months ago. Nevertheless,
he did not get the desired portfolio for one or another reason. Further, as per press reports,
he as Federal Education Minister was main hurdle in checking the degrees of 1140 legislators.
Had he got the portfolio of his choice i.e. Foreign Affairs, every thing would have been
fine in PPP government by now. What hypocrisy? MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi,
December 28.

http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2011-12-30/page-7

Sardar Asseff's defection
The Tribune, Thursday, December 29, 2011

Published: December 29, 2011
KARACHI: What is one to make of Sardar Asseff Ahmed Ali’s defection to the PTI. Until recently,
he was a federal minister in the PPP government, which means that for three years he saw
nothing wrong with his party. However, if reports are to believed, he had been upset with the
PPP ever since Hina Rabbani Khar was made foreign minister, following Shah Mehmood
Qureshi’s resignation. Also, the MNA from Kasur was the education minister at a time when
there was a controversy surrounding the degrees of many members of parliament.

How is the addition of such an individual going to bring about the kind of change the PTI chief
is promising all and sundry?
Mohammad Khan Sial
Published in The Express Tribune, December 29th, 2011.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/313232/sardar-asseffs-defection/

Gas loadshedding in Sindh
The Pakistan Today, Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December 29, 2011
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
The people of Sindh are surprised to note the PPP government in a flagrant violation of the Constitution and decision of Sindh High Court, is frequently observing gas loadshedding in Sindh.

The Sindh High Court has already clarified the first right on utilisation of gas deposits is the
right of the concerned province where it is discovered.

Sindh is already producing gas in abundance and is also meeting the 71 percent requirements
of the country.

Subjecting Sindh to gas loadshedding is a gross injustice.

I advise the PPP government to stop violating the constitution and victimising the people of
Sindh without any further loss of time.
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/single/626/188:letters/1265802:gas-loadshedding-in-sindh/?date=2011-12-29

Another Arts Council
The Pakistan Today, Tuesday, December 27, 2011

As a senior member of the Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP), I was really shocked to note the
press statement of comedian Omer Sharif who after facing the big defeat for the post of
President in the recent elections of the council, has announced to form another Arts Council. It would have been better if he had accepted the defeat with a big heart instead of parting ways.

Mr Sharif had obtained 1064 votes whereas his opponent Ahmed Shah bagged 2001 votes. I hereby warn Mr Sharif that he should not bifurcate the prestigious Council for his personal interests as it would not be a joke but a tragedy for the nation and the arts.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/12/another-arts-council/

New volume of Encyclopaedia Sindhiana
The Business Recorder, Monday,
December 05, 22011

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI).

The Sindhi Language Authority (Sindhila) has recently marketed the third volume of
Encyclopaedia Sindhiana, which is part of its efforts to bring out the first-ever comprehensive Encyclopaedia of the Sindhi language.

Noted intellectual Professor Dr Fahmida Hussain is its chief editor-cum-supervisor whereas
another literary figure, Taj Joyo, is its editor.

This volume consists of 2,533 entries, based on two letters of the Sindhi alphabet.

The second volume consisted of 2,571 entries, based on six letters of the Sindhi alphabet.

Nevertheless, the first volume, with about 3,500 entries based on the first three letters of the Sindhi alphabet, was already published.

Out of the total 52 letters of Sindhi alphabet, three letters were covered in the first volume, six
in the second and two letters in third volume (total 11 letters) whereas additional six letters
have been covered in the fourth volume that is under print and it is hoped will reach the market
by end of this year.

Eighty percent entries in Sindhiana are related to Sindh, such as personalities, places, flora,
fauna, archaeological sights, other life forms, tribes, castes, beliefs, rituals and rites, culture, civilisation, language, dialects, literature and fine arts, and 20 percent entries are other
concerns.

We hope the authorities will accomplish this task as scheduled.

We must appreciate the efforts of the Sindhi Language Authority in general.

However, there is always room for improvement like in this case.

Once the entire set of the Encyclopaedia is printed, it will not be difficult to keep updating it.
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/single/626/188:letters/1258092:new-volume-of-encyclopaedia-sindhiana/?date=2011-12-05

New volume of Encyclopaedia Sindhiana
The Nation, Monday, November 28, 2011

THE Sindhi Language Authority (Sindhila) has recently marketed the third volume of
Encyclopedia Sindhiana, which is part of its efforts to bring out the first-ever comprehensive encyclopedia of the Sindhi language. Noted intellectual Prof (Dr)) Fahmida Hussain is its chief editor-cum-supervisor whereas another literary figure, Taj Joyo, is its editor.

This volume consists of 2,533 entries, based on two letters of the Sindhi alphabet. The second volume consisted of 2,571 entries, based on six letters of the Sindhi alphabet. Nevertheless, the first volume, having about 3,500 entries based on the first three letters of the Sindhi alphabet,
was already published. Out of total 52 letters of Sindhi alphabet, three letters were covered in
the first volume, six in second and two letters in third volume (total 11 letters) whereas
additional six letters have been covered in fourth volume that is under print and hope to come
in market by the end of this year. Eighty per cent entries in Encyclopedia Sindhiana are related
to Sindh, such as personalities, places, flora, fauna, archaeological sights, other life forms,
tribes, castes, beliefs, rituals and rites, culture, civilisation, language, dialects, literature and
fine arts, and 20 percent entries are about the rest. We hope the authorities will accomplish
this task as scheduled. We must appreciate the efforts of the Sindhi Language Authority in
general. However, there is always room for improvement like in this case.

Once the entire set of the encyclopedia is printed, it will not be too difficult to keep updating it
from time to time.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, November 26.
http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Opinions/Letters/28-Nov-2011/New-volume-of-Encyclopaedia-Sindhiana

Encyclopaedia Sindhiana
The Statesman, Monday, November 28, 2011

The Sindhi Language Authority (Sindhila) has recently marketed the third volume of
Encyclopaedia Sindhiana, which is part of its efforts to bring out the first-ever comprehensive Encyclopaedia of the Sindhi language.

Noted intellectual Prof (Dr)) Fahmida Hussain is its chief editor-cum-supervisor whereas another literary figure, Taj Joyo, is its editor.

This volume consists of 2,533 entries, based on two letters of the Sindhi alphabet. The second volume consisted of 2,571 entries, based on six letters of the Sindhi alphabet.

Nevertheless, the first volume, having about 3,500 entries based on the first three letters of the Sindhi alphabet, was already published.

Out of total 52 letters of Sindhi alphabet, three letters were covered in the first volume, six in second and two letters in third volume (total 11 letters) whereas additional six letters have been covered in fourth volume that is under print and hopefully to come in market by end of this year.

Eighty per cent entries in Encyclopaedia Sindhiana are related to Sindh, such as personalities, places, flora, fauna, archaeological sights, other life forms, tribes, castes, beliefs, rituals and
rites, culture, civilisation, language, dialects, literature and fine arts, and 20 per cent entries are about the rest.

We hope the authorities will accomplish this task as scheduled. We must appreciate the efforts
of the Sindhi Language Authority in general. However, there is always room for improvement
like in this case.

Once the entire set of the Encyclopaedia is printed, it will not be too difficult to keep updating it from time to time.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi.

http://www.statesman.com.pk/letters/more.htm

Encyclopaedia Sindhiana
The Pakistan Today, Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Sindhi Language Authority (Sindhila) has recently marketed the third volume of
Encyclopaedia Sindhiana, which is part of its efforts to bring out the first ever comprehensive Encyclopaedia of the Sindhi language.

Noted intellectual Prof Fahmida Hussain is its chief editor-cum-supervisor whereas another
literary figure, Taj Joyo, is its editor. This volume consists of 2,533 entries, based on two
letters of the Sindhi alphabet. The second volume consisted of 2,571 entries, based on six
letters of the Sindhi alphabet. Nevertheless, the first volume, having about 3,500 entries based
on the first three letters of the Sindhi alphabet, was already published.

Out of total 52 letters of Sindhi alphabet, three letters were covered in the first volume, six in second and two letters in third volume (total 11 letters) whereas additional six letters have been covered in fourth volume that is under print and hope to come in market by end of this year.

Almost 80 percent of entries in Encyclopaedia Sindhiana are related to Sindh, such as personalities, places, flora, fauna, archaeological sights, other life forms, tribes, castes, beliefs, rituals and rites, culture, civilisation, language, dialects, literature and fine arts, and 20 per cent entries are about the rest.

We hope the authorities will accomplish this task as scheduled. We must appreciate the efforts
of the Sindhi Language Authority in general. Once the entire set of the Encyclopaedia is printed,
it will not be too difficult to keep updating it from time to time.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/11/encyclopaedia-sindhiana-2/

New volume of Encyclopaedia Sindhiana
Dawn, Wednesday, November 23, 2011

THE Sindhi Language Authority (Sindhila) has recently marketed the third volume of
Encyclopaedia Sindhiana, which is part of its efforts to bring out the first-ever comprehensive Encyclopaedia of the Sindhi language.

Noted intellectual Prof (Dr)) Fahmida Hussain is its chief editor-cum-supervisor whereas another literary figure, Taj Joyo, is its editor.

This volume consists of 2,533 entries, based on two letters of the Sindhi alphabet. The second volume consisted of 2,571 entries, based on six letters of the Sindhi alphabet.

Nevertheless, the first volume, having about 3,500 entries based on the first three letters of the Sindhi alphabet, was already published.

Out of total 52 letters of Sindhi alphabet, three letters were covered in the first volume, six in second and two letters in third volume (total 11 letters) whereas additional six letters have been covered in fourth volume that is under print and hope to come in market by end of this year.

Eighty per cent entries in Encyclopaedia Sindhiana are related to Sindh, such as personalities, places, flora, fauna, archaeological sights, other life forms, tribes, castes, beliefs, rituals and
rites, culture, civilisation, language, dialects, literature and fine arts, and 20 per cent entries
are about the rest.

We hope the authorities will accomplish this task as scheduled. We must appreciate the efforts
of the Sindhi Language Authority in general. However, there is always room for improvement
like in this case.

Once the entire set of the Encyclopaedia is printed, it will not be too difficult to keep updating it from time to time. MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dawn.com/2011/11/23/new-volume-of-encyclopaedia-sindhiana.html

Musharraf's LB system
The Pakistan Today, Saturday, November 12, 2011

The former chief of National Reconstruction Bureau (NRB) Danyal Aziz is currently on a
mysterious tour of Sindh.

He is trying to get support for retaining Musharraf's LB system and giving the impression that
it is in favour of Sindh.

It was a fact that three provinces namely Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have reverted to old system of LB-1979 whereas, the Sindh Assembly had already passed the bill
that later became an act.

If Danyal Aziz says that the said system was better for country, he should launch his campaign from the larger province Punjab.

If he is such a well-wisher of Sindh as he has claimed in his various press statements, I ask
him when during his tenure, the five districts of Karachi were merged into one, with a
population of almost 17.5 million by creating one district and Hyderabad, comparatively a
small district with a population of 2.2 million, was divided into four districts (average 0.55
million population), and the people of Sindh had launched a movement against the ethnic
divide, where was he at that time?
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/single/626/188/1250437/?date=2011-11-12

SC and Wapda
The Pakistan Today, Thursday, November 10, 2011

As per press reports printed on 1 November, the Supreme Court ordered the initiation of cases against corrupt officials of Pakistan Railways responsible for destroying the organisation and directed sending the cases to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The court directed Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq to take complete information about corrupt officials of the Pakistan Railways involved in selling scrap on lower rates and then send their cases to National Accountability Bureau. The court also asked the attorney general to send
the cases of officials to National Accountability Bureau who were involved in purchasing
electricity bulbs of Rs 7 for Rs 400.

It was heartening to note that Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered against prevailing widespread corruption in Pakistan Railways. I request the Chief Justice to order similar type
of action against high level embezzlement prevailing in Wapda which is no less than Pakistan Railways, if not more at all. Two prime ministers have already called it “white elephant”.

There was a Rs 90 billion embezzlement in only one year in Wapda. This is not the first
example of corruption in Wapda. There is a long list of corruption cases in Wapda but they have obviously full protection from bureaucrats.

I request the Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motu action against high
level corruption, embezzlement and misappropriation cases in Wapda in the greater interest
of people and country, and give exemplary punishment to the culprits if proved guilty.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL,
Karachi http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/11/sc-and-wapda/

Cricket guilty
The Pakistan Observer, Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mohammad Khan Sial
Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were found guilty of fixing parts of a Test against England in a case that has thrown the credibility of the international game into doubt. Former Test captain Butt, 27, and fast bowler Asif, 28, face jail after a court in London
convicted them of deliberately bowling three no-balls during the Lord’s Test in August 2010
as part of a “spot-fixing” betting scam.

The cricketers who have defamed the country internationally must be given exemplary
punishment so that no one dare to defame the country again. I suggest no leniency should be shown to them and their guilt be treated as treason.

Further, I suggest in the greater national interest of the country, informal ban of taking Sindhi
and Balochi speaking players in national teams for cricket as well as hockey must be lifted by
now and as the national teams must look like bouquet with different fragrances of flowers.
—Karachi  http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=124099

Supreme Court & WAPDA
The Pakistan Observer, Monday, November 07, 2011 (Eid)

Mohammad Khan Sial
As per press reports published on Nov 01, the Supreme Court ordered the initiation of cases against corrupt officials of Pakistan Railways responsible for destroying the organisation and directed sending the cases to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The court directed Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq to take complete information about corrupt officials of the Pakistan Railways involved in selling scrap on lower rates and then send their cases to NAB. The court also asked the attorney general to send the cases of officials to
NAB who were involved in purchasing electricity bulbs of Rs 7 for Rs 400.

It was heartening to note that Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered against prevailing wide spread corruption in Pakistan Railways, I request the Chief Justice to order similar type of action against high level embezzlement prevailing in Wapda which is no less than Pakistan Railways
if not more at all. The two Prime Ministers Gilani and Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had already
called it “White Elephant”.

I may point out as per press reports Auditor General has recently presented a report about
Wapda to the National Assembly showing Rs 90 billion embezzlement in only one year. This is
not first example of corruption in Wapda that is rightly treated as “mother of all corruptions”.
There is long list of corruption cases in Wapda for the last many years but they have obviously
full protection from bureaucrats working in concerned ministries in Islamabad particularly
Ministry of Water and Power.

I request Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motu action against high level corruption, embezzlement and misappropriation cases in Wapda, in the greater interest of
people and country and give exemplary punishment to culprits if proved guilty.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=123921


New HRCP formula
The Business Recorder, Sunday, November 06, 2011

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
The HRCP has suggested the division of Karachi on administrative grounds into three districts,
the revival of the commissioners and deputy commissioners without magisterial powers,
retaining of present tiny districts of Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Matyari and Tando Mohammad Khan and creating a new division with the name of Benazirabad in which the Dadu district is to
be incorporated.

The people of Sindh would not accept such highly controversial formula as the Sindh Assembly
has already passed a bill to retain five old districts in Karachi and the reunification of the Hyderabad district, whereas the ruling PPP had already announced making Lyari as the sixth
district in Karachi.

Nonetheless, the magisterial powers to the deputy commissioners always facilitate people to resolve their grievances in view of past experience and the HRCP must know this.

The HRCP's proposals to retain tiny four districts, including Hyderabad and the inclusion of Dadu with the proposed Benazirabad division are highly objectionable.

This shows they have no appreciation of the matter.

It was the height of injustice that during the Musharraf's regime, Karachi with a population of
15 million was retained as one district, whereas Hyderabad district was divided into four
districts with a population of hardly half million each.

However, our TV anchors seem to be unaware of this fact.

http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/single/626/188:letters/1249292:new-hrcp-formula/?date=2011-11-06

Exemplary punishment
The Nation, Friday, November 04, 2011

Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were found guilty of fixing parts of a
Test against England in a case that has thrown the credibility of the international game into
doubt. Former Test captain Butt, 27, and fast bowler Asif, 28, face jail after a court in London convicted them of deliberately bowling three no-balls during the Lord's Test in August 2010 as
part of a "spot-fixing" betting scam. The cricketers who have defamed the country
internationally must be given exemplary punishment so that no one dares defame the country again. I suggest no leniency should be observed to them and their guilt be treated as treason. MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, November 2.
http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/pages/Opinions/Letters

Supreme Court and Wapda
The Frontier Post, Friday, November 04, 2011

As per press reports Nov 1, the Supreme Court ordered the initiation of cases against corrupt officials of Pakistan Railways responsible for destroying the organisation and directed sending
the cases to the National Accountability Bureau. The court directed Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq to take complete information about corrupt officials of the Pakistan Railways
involved in selling scrap on lower rates and then send their cases to NAB. The court also asked
the attorney general to send the cases of officials to NAB who were involved in purchasing electricity bulbs of Rs 7 for Rs 400.

It is heartening to note that Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered probe against prevailing
wide spread corruption in Pakistan Railways. I request the Chief Justice to order similar type
of action against high level embezzlement prevailing in Wapda which is no less than Pakistan Railways if not more at all. I may point out as per press reports Auditor General has recently presented a report about Wapda to the National Assembly showing Rs 90 billion embezzlement
in only one year. This is not first example of corruption in Wapda that is rightly treated as
“mother of all corruptions”.

There is long list of corruption cases in Wapda for the last many years but they have obviously
full protection from bureaucrats working in ministries in Islamabad particularly Ministry of Water and Power. I request Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo mottu action against
high level corruption, embezzlement and misappropriation cases in Wapda, in the greater
interest of people and country and give exemplary punishment to culprits if proved guilty.
Muhammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=76399

Supreme Court and Wapda
The Nation, Thursday, November 03, 2011

As per press reports printed on Nov 1, the Supreme Court ordered the initiation of cases against corrupt officials of Pakistan Railways responsible for destroying the organisation and directed sending the cases to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The court directed Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq to take complete information about corrupt officials of the Pakistan Railways involved in selling scrap on lower rates and then send their cases to NAB. The court also asked the attorney general to send the cases of officials to
NAB who were involved in purchasing electricity bulbs of Rs 7 for Rs 400. It was heartening to
note that Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered against prevailing widespread corruption in Pakistan Railways. I request the Chief Justice to order a similar type of action against high level embezzlement prevailing in Wapda. The two Prime Ministers Gilani and Shaheed Zulfikar Ali
Bhutto had already called it “White Elephant”.

I may point out as per press reports Auditor General has recently presented a report about
Wapda to the National Assembly showing Rs 90 billion embezzlement in only one year. This is
not first example of corruption in Wapda that is rightly treated as “mother of all corruptions”.
There is a long list of corruption cases in Wapda for the last many years but they have obviously full protection from bureaucrats working in concerned ministries in Islamabad particularly
Ministry of Water and Power.

I request Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motto action against high level corruption, embezzlement and misappropriation cases in Wapda, in the greater interest of
people and country and give exemplary punishment to culprits if proved guilty.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, November 1.
www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Opinions/Letters/03-Nov-2011/Supreme-Court-and-Wapda

Wapda too
The News, Wednesday, November 02, 2011

As per press reports printed on Nov 1, the Supreme Court has ordered that cases be initiated against corrupt Pakistan Railways officials responsible for destroying the organisation, and has directed that the cases be sent to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The court directed Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq to take complete information about corrupt Pakistan
Railways officials involved in selling scrap at lower rates and then send their cases to NAB. The court also asked the attorney general to forward to NAB cases of officials who were involved in purchasing bulbs worth seven rupees for Rs400.

It was heartening to note that the Supreme Court has given orders against corruption in
the Pakistan Railways. I request the chief justice to order similar action against high-level embezzlement prevalent in Wapda which is no less affected than the Pakistan Railways. The auditor general has recently presented a report about Wapda to the National Assembly showing
Rs 90 billion embezzlement in only one year. This is not the first example of corruption in
Wapda. There has been a long list of corruption cases concerning Wapda during the last
many years but those involved enjoy full protection from bureaucrats working in the concerned
ministries in Islamabad. I request the chief justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motu action against embezzlement and misappropriation cases in Wapda, and give exemplary punishment to culprits if proved guilty.
Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=75677&Cat=11

Nusrat Bhutto
The Business Recorder, Saturday, October 29, 2011

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
The people of Pakistan in general and Sindh in particular were in great shock when they came
to know that President Asif Ali Zardari had sent two police officers and one bureaucrat (DCO)
to Ghinwa Bhutto, residing in Al-Murtaza at Larkana to come to Naodero to pay respect to her
late mother-in-law Begum Bhutto when her body was brought before her burial.

As a matter of fact, it was not a good gesture.

They were only seeking the arrival of her body at the Al-Murtaza where Shaheed Bhutto and Begum Bhutto had spent most of their time while in Larkana.

President Zardari was required to send Bilawal Bhutto Zardari over to Al-Murtaza to resolve
family matters amicably in case he (President Zardari) himself was unwilling to go there at all.

Further, Ghinwa Bhutto's complaint that they were not formally informed about the sad demise
of Begum Bhutto and that they learnt about the tragedy only through a TV channel, was indeed shocking.

There would have been no harm if the body of Begum Bhutto was placed at Al-Murtaza for two
to three hours under some mutually agreed arrangements.

Sindh's senior minister Pir Mazhar's statement that Begum Bhutto had been mostly staying in Naodero was misleading.
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/single/626/188:letters/1246587:nusrat-bhutto/?date=2011-10-29

Begum Bhutto: end of struggle
The Daily Times, Friday, October 28, 2011

Sir: Begum Nusrat Bhutto had rendered extraordinary sacrifices for the cause of democracy
and restoration of human rights in the country. During the last days of military dictator General
Ayub Khan in the late 1960s, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) was arrested for leading the
movement for the restoration of democracy. It was then that Begum Bhutto came into politics
to
momentarily fill the gap. During the regime of late military dictator General Ziaul Haq, she led
the protests for the restoration of democracy at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, for which she was brutally tortured and injured.

She experienced many tragedies in her sorrowful life like the execution of her great husband
ZAB, the mysterious death of her younger son Shahnawaz Bhutto in France during the Zia
regime in 1985, brutal killing of her elder son Murtaza Bhutto in Karachi just outside their
house in Clifton during the premiership of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, who was also later killed in Rawalpindi almost four years ago. Her long struggle and sacrifices for the cause of democracy would be remembered for decades. Let us salute this great lady for her courage, perseverance and patience. MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL,
Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\28\story_28-10-2011_pg3_7


Nusrat Bhutto: end of an era
Dawn, Wednesday, October 26, 2011

BEGUM Nusrat Bhutto had rendered unprecedented sacrifices for the cause of democracy and restoration of basic rights in the country. During the last days of first military dictator Gen Ayub Khan, in the late 1960s, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was arrested for leading
a movement for restoration of democracy.

Begum Bhutto entered politics to fulfill the gap for the time being.

She had faced big tragedies in her sorrowful life like execution of her great husband ZAB. Later, her younger son Shahnawaz Bhutto was found dead in mysterious conditions in his flat in France during the Zia regime in 1985.

Also her elder son Murtaza Bhutto was brutally killed in Karachi outside their famous house 70 Clifton during the days when Benazir Bhutto was the prime minister. Nonetheless, Ms Bhutto
was also assassinated on Dec 27, 2007 in Rawalpindi.

During former military dictator Gen Ziaul Haq’s regime Mrs Bhutto led demonstrations for restoration of democracy at Qadhafi Stadium, Lahore.

She was brutally tortured resulting in severe bleeding from her head and face. Obviously, she received such injuries in the head which with the passage of time proved fatal.

Begum Nusrat Bhutto will be remembered for her struggle and sacrifices for the cause of democracy. Let us salute this great lady who made history through struggle for democracy in
the country.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/26/nusrat-bhutto-end-of-an-era.html

A tribute to Mrs. Nusrat Bhutto
The Pakistan Today, Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Begum Nusrat Bhutto had rendered unprecedented sacrifices for the cause of democracy and restoration of basic rights in country. During the last days of first military dictator General Ayub Khan in late 60s, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) was arrested for leading movement for restoration of democracy. Begum Bhutto came into politics to fulfill the gap for time being.

During the regime of military dictator General Ziaul Haq, she led the protest demonstrations for restoration of democracy at Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore when General Gillani was Governor of Punjab. She was brutally tortured resulting in severe bleeding from her head and face.

I still remember when late Jatoi was to take oath as PM under General Zia’s regime, she put a stopper to any such movement by issuing timely statement that any person who would become Prime Minister using PPP’s name, he should treat himself out from the party before the ink of his signature as PM becomes dry. Let us salute this great lady who made history through struggle
for democracy in country. MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL,
Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/10/a-tribute-to-mrs-nusrat-bhutto/

Poor performance of Sindh Government
The Business Recorder, Tuesday, October 25, 2011

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
The people of Sindh were rightly expecting from their own elected PPP government some relief that it would provide them.

Unfortunately, however, it appears that there is no good governance in Sindh as government leaders usually seek to "resolve" genuine grievances of people through issuance of mere statements.

An "army" of ministers and advisers is there only to get financial benefits.

Some of the issues that demand urgent resolution includes fair and judicious distribution of
water in accordance with Water Accord of 1991.
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/single/626/188:letters/1245222:poor-performance-of-sindh-govt/
?date=2011-10-25

Col Qaddafi's
The Frontier Post, Monday, October 24, 2011

The whole Pakistani nation must present last salute to Col Qaddafi –- who was martyred on Thursday, October 21, 2011, by US and NATO sponsored forces as Col Qaddafi refused to
avail chance to leave his own country in order to save his life. He was arrested alive and was
later killed brutally in the custody of the new government. He was personal friend of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and following his foot prints, he refused to leave the country and preferred to die on his own soil.It was very unfortunate our young generations do not know what he did for Pakistan, Islamic world, Arab world and African world to keep them united. For the cause of Palestine his services cannot be neglected. It is a shameful act that some people are now demanding to
change the name of Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The US as well as NATO had no right in any circumstances to violate the sovereignty of any country.

The revolt was sponsored by them and till last day of the Qaddafi, NATO aircraft continued to bomb Libya. If US and NATO are allowed to see system prevailing in other countries of their
own choice and use of force for this purpose, there would be turmoil in the whole world. On
the day of the death of Qaddafi, there was another news item on Pakistani TV channels
quoting US authorities that it would now provide arms to opponent groups in Arab world. If US
and NATO are so well wishers of the Islamic countries, then why they are not taking such action against Israel who has been occupying Arab territories since 1967 and has refused to vacate or accept UN Resolutions.

I regret the attitude of present PPP Government who knowingly very well Col Qaddafi did a lot
for Pakistan; for release of their leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and those PPP leaders who were persecuted during the regime of Gen Ziaul Haq and finally they fled to Libya to save their lives.
The present PPP government has no courage to say even two words of sympathy for this great leader.
Muhammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=72160

Message on Qaddafi's end
The Pakistan Observer, Monday, October 24, 2011

Mohammad Khan Sial
The whole Pakistani nation must present last salute to Col Qaddafi – who was made martyr on Thursday October 21, 2011 by USA and NATO sponsored forces as Col Qaddafi refused to avail chance to leave his own country in order to save his precious life. He was arrested alive and
was later killed brutally in the custody of the new government. He was personal friend of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and following his foot prints, he refused to leave the country and preferred to die on
his own soil.

It was very unfortunate our young generations do not know what he did for Pakistan, Islamic
world , Arab world and African world to keep them unite. For the cause of Palestine his services can not be neglected. He tremendously helped Pakistan by providing finance in making first
Islamic Atomic Bomb. It was shameful act that some people are now demanding to change
the name of Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The USA as well as NATO had no right in any circumstances to violate the sovereignty of
another country. The revolt was sponsored by them and till last day of the Qaddafi, NATO
aircraft made bombardment. IF USA and NATO are allowed to see system prevailing in other countries of their own choice and use force for this purpose, there would be turmoil in the
whole world. On the day of the death of Qaddafi, there was another news item on Pakistani
TV channels quoting USA authorities that it would now provide arms to opponent groups in
Arab world. If USA and NATO are so well wishers of the Islamic countries, why they are not
taking such action against Israel who is occupying Arab territories since 1967 and refused to
vacate or accept UN Resolutions.

I strongly regret the attitude of present PPP Govt in Pakistan knows very well what Col Qaddafi
did for Pakistan, for release of their leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) and also those PPP leaders who were persecuted during the regime of former military dictator General Ziaul Haq and finally they fled to Libya to save their lives.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=121444


Last salute to Qaddafi
Daily Times, Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sir: Colonel Gaddafi was alive when he was captured and was later killed brutally by the US and NATO-sponsored forces. He was a personal friend of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and like him he also refused to leave the country and preferred to die on his own soil.

It is very unfortunate that our younger generations do not know what he did for Pakistan, the Islamic, Arab and African world to keep them united. For the cause of Palestine, his services cannot be neglected. He lent tremendous financial support to Pakistan for making the first
Islamic atom bomb. It is also shameful to learn that some people are now demanding that the name of Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore be changed.

The US as well as NATO had no right under any circumstances to violate the sovereignty of another country. The revolt was sponsored by them and till Gaddafi’s last day, NATO aircraft bombarded the country. If the US and NATO are allowed the use of force to overrun the political system of any country, there would be turmoil in the whole world. On the day of the death of Gaddafi, there was another news item on Pakistani TV channels quoting the US authorities as saying that they would now provide arms to opponent groups in the Arab world.

If the US and NATO are such well wishers of the Islamic countries, why are they not taking any similar action against Israel, which has been occupying Arab territories since 1967 and refuses
to vacate or accept UN resolutions?

I am strongly disappointed by the attitude of the PPP government in Pakistan, who are fully
aware of what Colonel Gaddafi did for Pakistan, for the release of their late leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) and also those PPP leaders who were persecuted during the regime of former
military dictator General Ziaul Haq and had fled to Libya. What selfishness the present PPP government has shown in its lack of courage to offer even two words of acknowledgement for
this great leader. MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\23\story_23-10-2011_pg3_6

Poor performance of Sindh government
The Frontier Post, Friday, October 21, 2011

Posted on October 21, 2011
The people of Sindh were rightly expecting from their own elected PPP government, it would
give some relief to them as during the eight and half years long tenure of ex-military dictator General (r) Musharraf, they suffered a lot so much so no mega development project was
launched/ completed to benefit the people of interior Sindh but to their disappointment, the
PPP government is also doing the same in the name of so-called “Reconciliation”. More or less
the same situation was during the two tenures of Nawaz Sharif, ex-prime minister and head of
PML-N. It appears, there is no good governance in Sindh. The government leaders are busy in “resolving” the genuine grievances of the people by issuing mere statements.

The “army” of the ministers is just here only to get financial benefits. Deteriorating law and
order situation, inflation, unabated corruption in every field, bad governance and irrelevance of government officials to the genuine problems of the people, show PPP government is cutting its
feet with own axe. Some problems on national levels are; non-implementing of Water Accord – 1991 after signing it over 22 years by not releasing 10 MAF water downstream Kotri, sad
demise of Indus delta – the sixth largest in the world, sea intrusion, environmental disaster in Sindh, unwanted brackish water coming from Punjab and Balochistan are adding salt to the
injuries of
the people of Sindh. An 85-year old Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah with poor memory
as he himself admitted in the public meetings and his poor performance to act quickly to the
urgent matters adding tragic situation in Sindh.

Further PPP Govt has some misunderstanding that Sindh is limited to only Karachi city.
Therefore, it is generally neglecting rest of Sindh in mega development programmes. This is another tragedy. I suggest President Asif Ali Zardari should stop victimising people of Sindh
in the name of so-called “reconciliation” and must replace the Sindh chief minister with some
energetic and young person having sharp memory who can resolve ever increasing genuine problems of the people of Sindh in general and interior Sindh in particular. M Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=70467

Assault on a lady
The Frontier Post, Thursday, October 20, 2011

Posted on October 20, 2011
As per footage of a private TV channel, a young lady who was strongly protesting on alleged embezzlement of funds meant for Moenjodaro was brutally beaten up in presence of Ms Nafisa
Shah – daughter of Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah during an international conference
on Moenjodaro in Karachi on October 15.She was beaten up to the extent that she fell down on
the ground and was almost unconscious.

Nonetheless, Ms Nafisa Shah could not deliver her speech. As per the TV, the lady had asked a question to Ms Shah but instead of satisfying her Ms Shah labelled her “idiot” (Ahmaq).These remarks infuriated the lady. While leaving the site without completing her address, Ms Shah told reporters, she has remained her class fellow.

There is no doubt the funds meant for Moenjodaro are being mercilessly misappropriated as reported in the press from time to time that need to be investigated on high-level.Since there is
no hope to get lady justice as the another party is very powerful, I request Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar to take suo motu action into the matter
for the sake of justice. M Khan Sial, Karachi

http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=70048

Poor performance
The Pakistan Observer, Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mohammad Khan Sial
The people of Sindh were rightly expecting from their own elected PPP government, it would
give some relief to them as during the eight and half years long tenure of ex-military dictator General (r) Musharraf, they suffered a lot so much so no mega development project was
launched / completed to benefit the people of interior Sindh but to their disappointment, the PPP government is also doing the same in the name of so-called “Reconciliation”. More or less the
same situation was during the two tenures of Nawaz Sharif, ex-prime minister and head of
PML-N.

It appears, there is no good governance in Sindh. The government leaders are busy to “resolve”
the genuine grievances of the people by issuing mere statements. The “army” of the ministers is
just here only to get financial benefits. Deteriorating law and order situation, inflation, unabated corruption in every field, bad governance and irrelevance of government officials to the genuine problems of the people, show PPP government is cutting its feet with own axe. Some problems

on national levels are; non-implementing of Water Accord – 1991 after signing it over 22 years
by not releasing 10 MAF water downstream Kotri, sad demise of Indus delta – the sixth largest
in the world, sea intrusion, environmental disaster in Sindh, unwanted brackish water coming
from Punjab and Balochistan are adding salt to the injuries of the people of Sindh. An 85-year
old Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah with poor memory as he himself admitted in the
public meetings and his poor performance to act quickly to the urgent matters adding tragic
situation in Sindh.

Further PPP Govt has some misunderstanding that Sindh is limited to only Karachi city. Therefore,
it is generally neglecting rest of Sindh in mega development programmes. This is another
tragedy. I suggest President Asif Ali Zardari he should stop to victimize people of Sindh in the
name of socalled “reconciliation” and must replace the Sindh chief minister with some energetic
and young person having sharp memory who can resolve ever increasing genuine problems of
the people of Sindh in general and interior Sindh in particular.
—Karachi  http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=120383

Poor performance of Sindh government
The Nation, Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Published: October 18, 2011
The people of Sindh were rightly expecting from their own elected PPP government, that it
would give some relief to them as during the eight and half years long tenure of ex-military
dictator General (r) Musharraf, they had suffered so much. Not even a single mega-development project was launched/completed to benefit the people of interior Sindh. To their disappointment,
the PPP government is also doing the same in the name of so-called “reconciliation”. More or
less the same situation was during the two tenures of Nawaz Sharif, ex-prime minister and
head of PML-N.

It appears, there is no good governance in Sindh. The government leaders are busy to “resolve”
the genuine grievances of the people by issuing mere statements. The “army” of the ministers is
just here only to get financial benefits. Deteriorating law and order situation, inflation, unabated corruption in every field, bad governance and irrelevance of government officials to the genuine problems of the people, show PPP government is cutting its feet with its own axe.

Some problems on national level are; non-implementing of Water Accord – 1991 after signing it over 22 years by not releasing 10 MAF water downstream Kotri, sad demise of Indus delta – the sixth largest in the world, sea intrusion, environmental disaster in Sindh, unwanted brackish
water coming from Punjab and Balochistan are adding salt to the injuries of the people of Sindh.

An 85-year old Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah with poor memory as he himself
admitted in the public meetings and his poor performance must act quickly to the urgent matters
in Sindh. Further PPP Govt has some misunderstanding that Sindh is limited to only Karachi city. Therefore, it is generally neglecting rest of Sindh in mega development programmes. This is another tragedy. I suggest President Asif Ali Zardari that he should stop victimising people of
Sindh in the name of so-called “reconciliation” and must replace the Sindh chief minister with
some energetic and young person having sharp memory who can resolve the problems of the people of Sindh in general and interior Sindh in particular. MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi,
October 17.
http://nation.com.pk//pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Opinions/Letter/18-Oct-2011/Poor-
performance-of-Sindh-government


New HRCP formula
The Frontier Post, Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Posted on October 18, 2011
HRCP has suggested division of Karachi on administrative grounds into three districts, revival of commissioners and deputy commissioners without magisterial powers, retaining of present tiny districts of Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Matyari and Tando Mohammad Khan and creating new division with name of Benazirabad in which Dadu district is to be incorporated. The people of
Sindh would not accept such highly controversial formula as Sindh Assembly has already passed
bill to retain five old districts in Karachi and reunification of Hyderabad district whereas ruling
PPP had already announced to make Lyari as sixth district in Karachi. Under pressure from MQM,
ruling PPP has kept it on hold through an Ordinance. Nonetheless, the magisterial powers to
deputy commissioners always facilitate people to get resolved their grievances in view of past experience and HRCP must know this.

HRCP’s proposals to retain tiny four districts including Hyderabad and inclusion of far flung Dadu
with proposed Benazirabad division are highly regrettable. This shows they lack the depth and seriousness of the matter. It was height of injustice that during the Musharraf’s regime Karachi
with population of 15 million was retained as one district whereas Hyderabad district was divided into four districts with population of hardly half million each. However, our TV anchors are
unaware of this fact. It appears HRCP has gone out of the track from its original assignment. I suggest HRCP to do their own job and do not indulge into politics unnecessarily by complicating
the situation of Sindh further. Still if they are fond of doing politics, they should turn HRCP into
new political party. Mohammad Khan Sial Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=69242

Assault on a lady
Pakistan Today, Sunday, October 16, 2011

As per footage of a private TV channel, a young lady who was protesting against alleged embezzlement of funds meant for Mohenjodaro was brutally beaten up in presence of
Ms Nafisa Shah – daughter of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah – during an international conference on Mohenjodaro in Karachi on October 15.

She was beaten up to the extent that she fell down on the ground and was almost unconscious. Nonetheless, Ms Nafisa Shah could not deliver her speech. As per ARY TV, the lady had asked a question to Ms Shah but instead of satisfying her Ms Shah labelled her “idiot”. These remarks infuriated the lady. While leaving the site without completing her address, Ms Shah told
reporters, she was once her class-fellow.

There is no doubt the funds meant for Moenjodaro are being mercilessly misappropriated as reported in the press from time to time that need to be investigated on high-level.

Since there is no hope to get the lady justice, I request Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take sou motu action on the matter for the sake of justice.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/10/assault-on-a-lady/

New HRCP formula
Dawn, Saturday, October 15, 2011

THIS is apropos of the HRCP’s new formula concerning the administrative division of Karachi into three districts (Oct 13). The HRCP has suggested division of Karachi on administrative grounds
into three districts, revival of commissioners and deputy commissioners without magisterial
powers, retaining of present tiny districts of Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Matyari and Tando Mohammad Khan and creating a new division with the name of Benazirabad in which Dadu
district is to be incorporated.

The people of Sindh would not accept such a highly controversial formula as the Sindh Assembly
has already passed a bill to retain five old districts in Karachi and reunification of Hyderabad
district whereas the ruling PPP had already announced that it would make Lyari the sixth district
in Karachi.

Under pressure from the MQM, the ruling PPP has kept it on hold through an ordinance. Nonetheless, the magisterial powers to deputy commissioners always facilitate people to get resolved their grievances in view of the past experience, and the HRCP must know this.

The HRCP’s proposals to retain four tiny districts, including Hyderabad, and inclusion of far-flung Dadu with the proposed Benazirabad division are highly regrettable.

This shows they lack the depth and seriousness of the matter. It was highly unjust that Karachi,
with a population of 15 million, during the Musharraf regime was retained as one district
whereas Hyderabad district was divided into four districts with a population of hardly a half
million each. However, our TV anchors are unaware of this fact.

It appears the HRCP has deviated from its original programme.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/15/new-hrcp-formula.html

HRCP formula
The News, Sunday, October 16, 2011

In its recent report, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has proposed division of Karachi
into three districts on administrative grounds, the HRCP has also suggested revival of the commissionerate system without giving commissioners and deputy commissioners magisterial powers, retaining present districts of Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Matyari and Tando
Mohammad Khan and creating new divisions in the province.

The people of Sindh cannot accept this formula as the Sindh Assembly had passed a bill on retaining five districts in Karachi and for the reunification of Hyderabad district, whereas the PPP government had already announced its decision to make Lyari the sixth district of Karachi. It was the height of injustice that during the Musharraf regime Karachi, with a population of 15 million, was retained as one district whereas Hyderabad, which was a much smaller city, was divided
into four districts. Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=72725&Cat=11


New HRCP formula
Pakistan Today, Sunday, October 16, 2011

Apropos to the new formula of HRCP which proposes administrative division of Karachi into
three districts (Oct 13).

The HRCP has suggested division of Karachi on administrative grounds into three districts,
revival of Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners without magisterial powers, retaining of present tiny districts of Hyderabad, Tando Allahyar, Matyari and Tando Mohammad Khan and creating a new division with name of Benazirabad in which Dadu district is to be incorporated.

The people of Sindh would not accept such highly controversial formula as Sindh Assembly has already passed a bill to retain five old districts in Karachi and reunification of Hyderabad district whereas the ruling PPP has already announced to make Lyari as sixth district in Karachi.

Under pressure from the MQM, the ruling PPP has kept it on hold on through an Ordinance. Nonetheless, the magisterial powers to deputy commissioners always facilitate people to get
their grievances resolved in view of past experience and the HRCP must know this.

The HRCP’s proposals to retain tiny four districts including Hyderabad and inclusion of far-flung
Dadu with the proposed Benazirabad division are highly regrettable.

This shows they lack an understanding of the depth and seriousness of the matter. It was the
height of injustice that during the Musharraf regime, Karachi with population of 15 million was retained as one district whereas Hyderabad district was divided into four districts with population
of hardly half million each. However, our TV anchors are unaware of this fact.

It appears the HRCP has gone off track from its original assignment. I suggest HRCP to do their
own job and do not indulge into politics unnecessarily by complicating the situation of Sindh
further. MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/10/new-hrcp-formula/

Assault on a lady
The Nation, Sunday, October 16, 2011

As per footage of a private TV channel, a young lady who was strongly protesting on alleged embezzlement of funds meant for Mohenjodaro was brutally beaten up in presence of Ms Nafisa Shah – daughter of Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah during an international conference
on Mohenjodaro in Karachi on October 15. She was beaten up to the extent that she fell down
on the ground and was almost unconscious. Nonetheless, Ms Nafisa Shah could not deliver her speech. As per a private TV channel, the lady had asked a question to Ms Shah but instead of satisfying her Ms Shah labelled her “idiot”. There is no doubt the funds meant for Moenjodaro
are being mercilessly misappropriated as reported in the press from time to time that need
to be investigated on high-level. MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, October 15.
http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Opinions/Letters/16-Oct-2011/Assault-on-a-lady

Corruption in WAPDA
Daily Times, Monday, October 10, 2011

Sir: This is with reference to a report that appeared in the press disclosing that a corruption
case to the tune of Rs 90 billion had been detected by the auditor general, which had occurred during the period of only one year. Prime Minister Gilani has already labelled WAPDA a ‘white elephant’ as did the former prime minister, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, nearly 36 years ago. A period of 36 years is more than sufficient to judge the performance of any government-owned organisation.

There have been frequent corruption cases in WAPDA for a long time, as reported by the press,
but it is a fact that no one dares take drastic action against the misappropriation of money by WAPDA. I request the chief justice to take suo motu action against WAPDA, where corruption
of billions of rupees has become a matter of routine and goes unimpeded. At the same time, I
suggest that President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani order the privatisation of
WAPDA on an immediate basis in the national interest of the country.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C10%5C10%5Cstory_10-10-2011_pg3_7

Corruption in WAPDA
The Statesman, Peshawar, Monday, October 10, 2011

This refers to a report appearing in the press (Sept 30) disclosing that a corruption case to the
tune of Rs90 billion has been detected committed during the period of only one year.

Prime Minister Gilani has already labelled WAPDA as “White Elephant”. Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto also passed the same remarks about 36 years back. The period of 36 years is more than sufficient to judge performance of any government organisation.

There are frequent corruption cases in WAPDA since long as reported by the press but it is a
fact no one dares to take drastic action against corrupt WAPDA. Further, out of four provinces,
three have already termed WAPDA as their worst enemy.

I request Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar to take
suo motu action against WAPDA where corruption of billion of rupees has become a matter of routine. At the same time, I suggest President Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani to order privatisation of the corrupt WAPDA on priority basis, in the national interest.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi.
http://www.statesman.com.pk/letters/more.htm

Corruption in WAPDA
PAK Tribune, Monday, October 10, 2011

10 October, 2011
This is with reference to a report that appeared in the press disclosing that a corruption case to
the tune of Rs 90 billion had been detected by the auditor general, which had occurred during
the period of only one year. Prime Minister Gilani has already labelled WAPDA a 'white elephant'
as did the former prime minister, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, nearly 36 years ago. A period of
36 years is more than sufficient to judge the performance of any government-owned organisation. There have been frequent corruption cases in WAPDA for a long time, as reported by the press, but it is a fact that no one dares take drastic action against the misappropriation of money by WAPDA.

I request the chief justice to take suo motu action against WAPDA, where corruption of billions
of rupees has become a matter of routine and goes unimpeded. At the same time, I suggest
that President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani order the privatisation of WAPDA on an immediate basis in the national interest of the country.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL Karachi 
http://paktribune.com/news/Corruption-in-WAPDA-By-M-Khan-244258.html

Criticism on PIA
The Business Recorder, Tuesday, October 04, 2011

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
On September 30, I witnessed a discussion programme on a private TV channel and was really shocked to note the objectionable attitude of the PML-N Senator Mushahidullah towards PIA spokesman Sultan Ahmed.

Senator Mushahidullah might have some genuine grievances with the PIA. I am not here to
defend the PIA management but what I want to point out Senator Mushahidullah who himself
was trade union leader in PIA in the past, still treats himself as a trade unionist, not as Senator
was evident from his irresponsible behaviour.

Senator Mushahidullah has every right to criticise the PIA management but he has no right to portray a one-sided picture to misguide the public. His leader Nawaz Sharif, chief of PML-N has remained twice Prime Minister of Pakistan and what PIA is facing now, was the direct result of
his wrong policies introduced during his last tenure as PM. Nonetheless, Musharraf's government tremendously contributed to this. A letter of ex-MD, PIA Syed Mir Mohammad Shah has also appeared in an English daily (September 30) that was an eye opener. He has explained how
PIA's own gigantic and effective reservation system was discarded and replaced with a faulty system resulting in huge losses to PIA. (All this was done during the second tenure of Nawaz Sharif).

I suggest Senator Mushahidullah while criticising others, should see both sides of the picture
first in order to find out the truth. Nonetheless, has he the courage to deny that there was no
favouritism in the new appointments and foreign postings/promotions in the PIA during the two tenures of Nawaz Sharif?
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/single/626/188:letters/1238011:criticism-on-pia/?date=2011-10-04

PIA matters
The Pakistan Today, Tuesday, October 04, 2011

On 30 September, I witnessed a discussion programme on a private TV channel and was really shocked to note the objectionable attitude of the PML(N) Senator Mushahidullah towards PIA spokesman Sultan Ahmed.

Senator Mushahidullah might have some genuine grievances with PIA. I am not here to defend
PIA management but what I want to point out is that the senator, who himself was trade union leader in PIA in the past, still treats himself as a trade unionist, and not Senator as it was
evident from his irresponsible behaviour.

The senator has every right to criticise PIA management but he has no right to portray
one-sided picture to misguide public. His leader Mian Nawaz Sharif, chief of PML(N) has
remained twice Prime Minister of Pakistan and what the PIA is facing now is a direct result of
his wrong policies towards PIA which were introduced during his last tenure as Prime Minister.

Nonetheless, ex-army dictator General Musharraf’s government tremendously contributed to this.
A letter of ex-MD, PIA Syed Mir Mohammad Shah has explained how PIA’s gigantic and effective own Reservation System was discarded and replaced with faulty system resulting in huge losses
to PIA. (All this was done during the second tenure of Nawaz Sharif).

Please allow me to give you one example of looting PIA with booth hands when Nawaz Sharif’s personal friend Mumtaz Hameed was appointed as chairman PIA during his first tenure. Mr
Hameed was personally fond of collecting fountain pens. He needed one particular brand of
the pen for personal use that was not available in the country.

An Advertising Officer of our Public Affairs Department where I was working as PRO in those
days was sent abroad to purchase the pen. I am sure the said fountain pen might cost huge
amount in all as the said officer went for 10 days official tour for 4-5 countries in the Far East
and his duty form was finally approved by the chairman himself.

I suggest that while criticizing others, one should also see both sides of picture first in order to
find out the truth. MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi 
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/10/pia-matters/

A Senator and PIA
The Pakistan Observer, Monday, October 03, 2011

Mohammad Khan Sial
On Sept 30, I witnessed a discussion programme on ARY TV Channel and was really shocked to note the objectionable attitude of the PML – N Senator Mushahidullah towards PIA spokesman
Sultan Ahmed. Senator Mushahidullah might have some genuine grievances with PIA. I am not
here to defend PIA Management but what I want to point out Senator Mushahidullah who
himself was trade union leader in PIA in the past, still treats himself as trade unionist, not
Senator as it was evident from his irresponsible behaviour.

Senator Mushahidullah has every right to criticise PIA Management but he has no right to
portray one sided picture to misguide public. His leader Mian Nawaz Sharif, chief of PML – N
has remained twice Prime Minister of Pakistan and what PIA is facing bad days now, was direct
result of his wrong policies towards PIA which were introduced during his last tenure as PM. Nonetheless, ex-army dictator General Musharraf’s government tremendously contributed to this.
A letter of ex-MD, PIA Syed Mir Mohammad Shah has also appeared in English daily (Sept 30)
that was an eye opener. He has explained how PIA’s gigantic and effective own Reservation
System was discarded and replaced with faulty system resulting in huge losses to PIA. (All this
was done during the second tenure of Nawaz Sharif).

Please allow me to give you one example of looting PIA with both hands when Nawaz Sharif’s personal friend Mumtaz Hameed was appointed as chairman PIA during his first tenure. Mr
Hameed was personally fond of collecting fountain pens. He needed one particular brand of the
pen for personal use that was not available in the country. An Advertising Officer of our Public Affairs Department where I was working as PRO in those days was sent abroad to purchase the pen. I am sure the said fountain pen might cost huge amount in all as the said officer went for
10 days official tour for 4/5 countries in the Far East and his duty form was finally approved by
the chairman himself.

I suggest Senator Mushahidullah while criticizing others should also see both sides of picture
in order to find out the truth. Nonetheless, has he courage to deny no favourtism in new
appointments and Foreign Postings / Promotions in PIA during two tenures of Nawaz Sharif
was ever made?
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=117574

Senator Mushahidullah & PIA
The Frontier Post, Monday, October 03, 2011

Posted on October 3, 2011

On Sept 30, I witnessed a discussion programme on ARY TV Channel and was really shocked
to note the objectionable attitude of the PML – N Senator Mushahidullah towards PIA spokesman Sultan Ahmed. Senator Mushahidullah might have some genuine grievances with PIA. I am not
here to defend PIA Management but what I want to point out Senator Mushahidullah who
himself was trade union leader in PIA in the past, still treats himself as trade unionist, not
Senator as it was evident from his irresponsible behaviour.

Senator Mushahidullah has every right to criticise PIA Management but he has no right to
portray one sided picture to misguide public. His leader Mian Nawaz Sharif, chief of PML – N
has remained twice Prime Minister of Pakistan and what PIA is facing bad days now, was
direct result of his wrong policies towards PIA which were introduced during his last tenure as PM. Nonetheless, ex-army dictator General Musharraf’s government tremendously contributed
to this. A letter of ex-MD, PIA Syed Mir Mohammad Shah has also appeared in an English daily
(Sept 30) that was an eye opener. He has explained how PIA’s gigantic and effective own Reservation System was discarded and replaced with faulty system resulting in huge losses to
PIA. (All this was done during the second tenure of Nawaz Sharif).

Please allow me to give you one example of looting PIA with both hands when Nawaz Sharif’s personal friend Mumtaz Hameed was appointed as chairman PIA during his first tenure. Hameed was personally fond of collecting fountain pens. He needed one particular brand of the pen for personal use that was not available in the country. An Advertising Officer of our Public Affairs Department where I was working as PRO in those days was sent abroad to purchase the pen. 

I am sure the said fountain pen might cost huge amount in all as the said officer went for 10
days official tour for 4/5 countries in the Far East and his duty form was finally approved by the
chairman himself. I suggest Senator Mushahidullah while criticizing others; he should also see
both sides of picture first in order to find out the truth. Nonetheless, has he courage to deny no favourtism in new appointments and foreign postings/promotions in PIA during two tenures of Nawaz Sharif was ever made? Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=63162

Karachi operation may fail
The Frontier Post , Monday, September 19, 2011

So far PPP government is obviously not serious to conduct prevailing “Surgical operation” as impartial in troubled Karachi. The Federal Interior Minister Rahman Malik seems busy in saving
an ethnic group of Karachi who is openly and overwhelmingly involved in target killings of
innocent people in large number for the last more than 20 years. By issuing controversial
statement that all political parties have militant wings but Mr Malik is unwilling to tell the
people that which party is responsible to kill 98 per cent innocent people in Karachi.

It is pity that except PPP government, every one knows who is behind the large scale target
killings in Karachi. Further, ex-Federal Minister Babar Awan has told the Supreme Court in
Karachi that the PPP Govt would resolve all issues through “dialogue” whereas one Justice
of the Supreme Court had rightly pointed out how they would conduct dialogue with target
killers. So far, the areas which are generally known as hub of terrorist activities belonging
to the said ethnic group were even not touched. Now the government has stated that special
powers given to Rangers are limited to 90 days only.

Thus, Govt wants to pass the time without hitting hard on terrorists belonging to the said ethnic group. If the PPP government has no courage or capability to conduct impartial operation, it is
better to discontinue the same as there is no benefit to earn bad name for the government unnecessarily. M. Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=57501

Karachi operation may fail
Pakistan Today, Saturday, September !7,  2011

So far the PPP government is obviously not serious to conduct a surgical operation in the
troubled city of Karachi. The Federal Interior Minister Rahman Malik seems busy in protecting
an ethnic group of Karachi who is openly and overwhelmingly involved in target killings of
innocent people in large number for the past more than 20 years. He issuing controversial statements like that which claims all political parties have militant wings but he is unwilling
to tell the people which party is responsible to kill 98 percent innocent people in Karachi. It
is a pity that except the PPP government, everyone knows who is behind the large scale target killings in Karachi.

Further, ex-Federal Minister Babar Awan has told the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Karachi that
the PPP government would resolve all issues through dialogue whereas one justice of the
Supreme Court had rightly asked him to explain as to how they would conduct dialogue with the target killers.

So far, the areas which are generally known as hubs of terrorist activities belonging to the said ethnic group have not even been touched. Now the government has stated that special powers
given to Rangers are limited to 90 days only. Thus, the government wants to pass the time
without hitting hard on terrorists belonging to the said ethnic group.

If the PPP government has no courage or capability to conduct impartial operation, it is better
to discontinue the same as there is no benefit in earning a bad name unnecessarily.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi  

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/09/karachi-operation-may-fail/

Rahman Malik
The Business Recorder, Wednesday, September 14, 2011


September 14, 2011
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL (KARACHI)
WikiLeaks had disclosed that Rahman Malik had offered the entire record of the National
Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to the United States so that it could easily track
anyone suspected of being involved in terrorism.

Although, Malik has denied the charges there are sufficient reasons to believe what type of
an opportunist he is.

The people want a controversial Rahman Malik to be removed from the post of the Interior
Minister forthwith and a high level inquiry be ordered to investigate his soft corner towards
terrorist outfit in Karachi, as was evident from the unilateral operation and also his desire to
sell the national interest to a superpower.
http://www.brecorder.com/articles-a-letters/single/626/188:letters/1231425:rahman-malik/?date=2011-09-14

Dark aspect of journalism
Pakistan Today, (Tuesday, September !3, 2011)

On September 09, 2011, MQM chief Altaf Hussain addressed a press conference direct from
London which was live telecast by seven private TV channels for more than four and half hours
so much so news bulletins and commercials on the channels were not telecast during the period
that was set back to news viewers on one hand and big financial loss to the channel owners on
the other may be in millions.

Immediately after the press conference, a discussion programme was going on of Hamid Mir
on
GEO TV but another anchor Kamran Khan immediately intervened and he gave a detailed and controversial interview of ex-city Mayor, CDGK Syed Mustafa Kamal taking too much time
despite Altaf had already addressed four and half hours. It was clear that Kamran Khan was
openly supporting the said ethnic group out of the way.

When Mustafa Kamal abused repeatedly Zulfikar Mirza by claiming that he was running “Blue
Film Shop” in Hyderabad, Kamran Khan strangely did not object or intervene but when Masood Sharif – a guest talked about the operation against MQM in the past, Kamran Khan lost his
temper and asked at least twice Masood Sharif to mind his language despite he (Sharif) did
not pass any objectionable remarks against any one. It was the darkest aspect of journalism.

It was quite clear the anchor was grossly misusing freedom of expression as his channel has
some grievance with the government. Is this type of journalism going to take us anywhere?
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/09/dark-aspect-of-journalism/

Controversial CPCL chief
The Nation, Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Printed in September 13, 2011
The chief of CPCL has admitted in the press he has now become controversial. I suggest that
he should resign immediately at his own before he is sacked from his office. However, in his
place a former judge of apex court be appointed as matter of policy like Justice Fakhruddin Ibrahimji used to be its first head.

I also suggest that an impartial inquiry be ordered into the affairs of CPCL during the tenure of Ahmed Chunnai in view of alarming press reports appearing from time to time. Nonetheless,
we cannot afford to let such sensitive organization function under supervision of a controversial
person having sympathy with an ethnic group, for a long time.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, September 11.

www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Opinions/Letters/13-Sep-2011/Controversial-CPCL
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Controversial CPCL chief
The Pakistan Today, Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The chief of CPCL has admitted in the press that he has now become controversial. I suggest
that he should resign immediately at his own before he is sacked from his office. However, in
his place a former judge of apex court be appointed as matter of policy like Justice Fakhruddin
Ibrahimji used to be its first head.

I also suggest that an impartial inquiry be ordered into the affairs of CPCL during the tenure of Ahmed Chunnai in view of alarming press reports appearing from time to time. Nonetheless, we cannot afford to let such sensitive organisation to function under supervision of a controversial person having sympathy with an ethnic group for long time.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/09/controversial-cpcl-chief/

Controversial CPCL chief
The Frontier Post, Tuesday, Sept ember13, 2011

Posted on September 13, 2011
The chief of CPCL has admitted in the press he has now become controversial. I suggest that
he should resign immediately at his own before he is sacked from his office. However, in his
place a former judge of apex court be appointed as matter of policy like Justice Fakhruddin
Ibrahimji used to be its first head. I also suggest that an impartial inquiry be ordered into
the affairs of CPCL during the tenure of Ahmed Chunnai in view of alarming press reports
appeared from time to time. Nonetheless, we cannot afford to let such sensitive organization
to function under supervision of a controversial person having sympathy with an ethnic group,
for long time. Muhammad Khan Sial, Karachi
http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=55084

Dark aspect of journalism?
The Pakistan Observer, Sunday, September 11. 2011


Mohammad Khan Sial
On September 09, 2011, MQM chief Altaf Hussain addressed press conference direct from
London which was live telecast by seven private TV channels for more than 4 & half hours each
so much so news bulletins and commercials on the channels were not telecast during the period
that was set back to news viewers on one hand and big financial loss to the channel owners on
the other may be in millions.

Immediate after the press conference, a discussion programme was going on of Hamid Mir on
GEO TV but another anchor Kamran Khan immediately intervened and he gave a detailed and controversial interview of ex-City Mayor, CDGK Syed Mustafa Kamal taking too much time
despite Altaf had already addressed four and half hours. It was clear that Kamran Khan
was openly supporting the said ethnic group out of the way.

When Mustafa Kamal abused repeatedly Zulfikar Mirza by claiming that he was running “Blue
Film Shop” in Hyderabad, Kamran Khan strangely did not object or intervene but when Masood Sharif – a guest talked about the operation against MQM in the past, Kamran Khan lost his
temper and asked at least twice Masood Sharif to mind his language despite he (Sharif)
did not pass any objectionable remarks against any one. It was darkest aspect of journalism.
—Karachi
http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=113575

Dark aspect of journalism?
The Nation, Sunday September 11, 2011

Published: September 11, 2011
On September 09, 2011, MQM chief Altaf Hussain addressed press conference direct from
London which was live telecast by seven private TV channels for more than 4 and half hours
each so much so news bulletins and commercials on the channels were not telecast during the period that was set back to news viewers on one hand and big financial loss to the channels.
Immediate after the press conference, a discussion programme was going on of Hamid Mir on
GEO TV but another anchor Kamran Khan immediately intervened and he gave a detailed and controversial interview of ex-City Mayor, CDGK Syed Mustafa Kamal taking too much time
despite Altaf had already addressed four and half hours. It was clear that Kamran Khan
was openly supporting the said ethnic group out of the way.

When Mustafa Kamal abused repeatedly Zulfikar Mirza, Kamran Khan strangely did not object
or intervene but when Masood Sharif – a guest talked about the operation against MQM in
the past, Kamran Khan lost his temper and asked at least twice Masood Sharif to mind his
language despite he (Sharif) did not pass any objectionable remarks against any one. It was
darkest aspect of journalism.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, September 10.

http://nation.com.pk//pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Opinions/Letter/11-Sep-2011/Dark-aspect-of-
journalism

Dark aspects of journalism?
Daily Times, Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sir: On September 9, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain addressed a press conference from London, which was telecast live by several private TV channels for around four hours. Obviously, regular television broadcasts were disturbed and as a result negligible focus
was given to the happenings of the country, which considering the address itself, were far more important.

Immediately after the press conference on a very popular news channel, an anchor held a programme in which Mustafa Kamal, a prominent MQM leader, was interviewed. What
surprised me was the fact that the party and its agenda had already taken up more than its
share of the day and still the channel considered it important to follow it up with an interview
of a person who literally only added to the absolute nonsense that had been fed to the public
by the MQM for four hours. I cannot help but see the soft spot that certain television channels
have for certain parties and causes and how in the name of news and information they
propagate the agendas of such causes and parties. And it is not the time that is given that
makes me say so. The content of the programmes and the way the anchors behave adds
to my argument’s strength.

In Mustafa Kamal’s interview, there were numerous times when he repeatedly abused Zulfikar
Mirza and accused him of running a ‘blue film shop’ in Hyderabad. It added to my surprise when strangely the anchor who is known to step in and for telling people to mind their language, did nothing to stop Mr Kamal from making bizarre accusations bordering on abusive language.
Recently, in a show hosted by the same anchor, a guest talked about the operation against the
MQM and it was the very same anchor who lost his temper and asked former IB chief Masood
Sharif Khan Khattak to mind his language despite the fact that Sharif had not passed any objectionable remarks against anyone.

It is sad that while fighting for free media and talking about high ideals, channels — along with
their anchors — forget that there are certain responsibilities. At the time it seems that perhaps Pakistan is a country too young for people to understand free media as anchors and the media promote their own agendas much more strongly even if the cause or the agenda itself is wrong.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C09%5C11%5Cstory_11-9-2011_pg3_6

Unilateral operation
Pakistan Today, Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What was feared has happened in Karachi. The so-called “surgical operation” has been limited
to mostly Sindhi localities of Karachi that cannot be treated as “impartial”. There are wide
protest demonstrations in various parts of Sindh against such unilateral operation.

The people of Lyari were right to resist such an operation in view of their past experience as operation was carried out under the orders of federal Interior Minister Rahman Malik whereas
Sindh Chief Minister on record having said: “He was not informed about launching of such an operation in Lyari”. Strangely, after the said operation, parts of Layri were attacked by armed
people from adjoining areas by supporters of an ethnic group. In view of past experience, the people of Lyari this time were right to resist such an operation.

Nonetheless, they have offered to carry out such an operation in their areas after completing operation in other parts of the city. Our Urdu TV anchors must try to understand this who
generally are busy to add fuel to the fire by passing unnecessary and irresponsible comments without going in too deep.

I condemn the statement of Rahman Malik who wrongly denied having carried out prevailing operation unilaterally despite in the past he did the same thing in Lyari. He promised to go to
Chakra Village that was recently attacked by terrorists but he did not turn up despite people
waited for him for hours having fasts.

I appeal to the President Zardari and Prime Minister to intervene and personally ensure that
the operation is carried equally in all areas without discrimination and should not limit to
Sindhi speaking areas.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/08/unilateral-operation/

Biased surgical operation
Daily Times, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 (Eid Day)


Sir: It appears that a serious conspiracy to eliminate the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Sindh
has been hatched through the unilateral ‘surgical operation’ in Karachi. Various organisations, including Pasban Karachi, have rightly staged protests and demonstrations in front of the Karachi Press Club and other areas against this biased operation.

It appears that federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik is an integral part of the whole plot.
Instead of ensuring an impartial operation against criminals in all areas, he has only targeted
the constituencies of the PPP and the Awami National Party (ANP) so far despite formal denial
of any such bias.

The people of Sindh are totally dissatisfied with the impartiality of the operation launched so far
and would join me to appeal to the president and co-chairman of the PPP, Mr Asif Ali Zardari,
to take notice of this issue. Had the operation been truly impartial, people from different walks
of life would not have been staging protests. If this type of favouritism continues, I am sure
nobody would be left to take the name of the PPP in Lyari and other areas of Karachi.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL,
Karachi
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\08\31\story_31-8-2011_pg3_7

Conspiracy against PPP
The Pakistan Observer, Wednesday August 31, 2011

Mohammad Khan Sial
It appears a serious conspiracy to eliminate PPP in Sindh has been staged by launching
unilateral socalled “Surgical operation” in Karachi’s selected areas. Various organizations
including Pasban Karachi have rightly staged protest demonstrations in front of Karachi Press
Club on Aug 28 and other areas against biased operation. It appears Federal Interior Minister Rahman Malik is behind the whole plot as instead of ensuring impartial operation against
criminals in all areas equally, he is only targeting PPP and ANP supported areas so far despite
his formal denial. Now it is evident Rahman Malik is snake in the grass against his own
government as well as the Party.

The people of Sindh are totally dissatisfied with the impartiality of the operation launched
so far and and would join me to appeal to the President and Co-chairman of PPP Asif Ali
Zardari to take notice of biased activities of Rahman Malik meant to defame PPP in Karachi
by openly supporting an ethnic group by not allowing operation in their areas at all. Had there
been operation impartial, why people of different walks are staging protests? If this type of favourtism continues, I am sure no body would be left to take name of PPP in Lyari and other
areas of Karachi and such time perhaps would come soon.
Karachi http://www.pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=112038

Karachi: Unilateral operation
The Frontier Post, Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Posted on August 30, 2011
What was feared, has happened in Karachi. The so-called “Surgical operation” has been
limited to mostly Sindhi localities of Karachi that cannot be treated as ‘impartial”. There are
wide protest demonstrations in various parts of Sindh against such unilateral operation.

The people of Lyari were right to resist such operation in view of their past experience as
operation was carried out under orders of federal interior minister Rahman Malik whereas
Sindh Chief Minister is on record having said: “He was not informed about launching of such operation in Lyari”.

Strangely, after the said operation, parts of Layri were attacked by armed people from
adjoining areas by supporters of an ethnic group. In view of past experience, the people
of Lyari this time were right to resist such operation. Nonetheless, they have offered such
operation only be carried out in their areas after completing operation in other parts of the city.

Our Urdu TV anchors must try to understand this who generally are busy in adding fuel to the
fire by passing unnecessary and irresponsible comments without going into deep. I condemn
the statement of Rahman Malik who wrongly denied having carried out prevailing operation
unilaterally despite in the past he did the same thing in Lyari. He promised to go to Chakra
Village that was recently attacked by terrorists but he did not turn up despite people waited
for him for hours having fasts.I appeal to President Zardari and Prime Minister to intervene
and personally ensure that the operation is carried equally in all areas without discrimination
and should not limit to Sindhi speaking areas. Such thing cannot be left on people like Rahman
Malik who is partial.
M. Khan Sial, Karachi.

http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=50479  
 
Sindh: UK intervention
The Frontier Post, Monday, August 29, 2011

Posted on August 29, 2011
Thousands of people of Sindh would join me to express their serious concern in an open intervention into Sindh’s internal affairs by UK government as reported by some private TV
channels. The High Commission of UK has in any case no right to intervene in internal affairs of Pakistan in general and Sindh in particular as the latter is sensitive province of Pakistan in view
of prevailing fragile conditions and their intervention in long way would harm the interests of indigenous people (Sons of soil) in Sindh.

UK Govt knows very well that a UK national has always taken Karachi on gun point since long.
He and his Karachi-based organisation is fully involved in target killing incidents and disturbing
the peace of the Karachi city. UK government’s claim that such person is not violating local laws
of UK is misleading and unacceptable. Tomorrow, any British citizen with duel nationality by
sitting in Karachi would disturb the peace of London and commit target killings there, would UK
government accept the similar plea from our side?

I appeal to writers, intellectuals and members of civil society to stand up and raise serious objections against UK and US intervention in Sindh’s affairs obviously meant to jeopardise the national interests of the people of Sindh. I request, on behalf of people of Sindh the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan Government to lodge formal strong protest to UK government for their undue intervention in Sindh’s affairs since long by asking them to stop it forthwith and apologize from people of Sindh for their unjustified and illegal action.
M. Khan Sial, Karachi.

http://www.thefrontierpost.com/?p=49713

Karachi: Unilateral operation
The Nation, Sunday, August 28, 2011


Published: August 28, 2011
What it was feared, it happened in Karachi. The so-called “Surgical operation” has been limited
to certain areas of Karachi that cannot be treated as ‘impartial”. There are wide protest demonstrations in various parts of Sindh against such unilateral operation. The people of Lyari
were right to resist such operation in view of their past experience as operation was carried out under orders of federal interior minister Rahman Malik whereas Sindh Chief Minister on record having said: “He was not informed about launching of such operation in Lyari”. Strangely, after
the said operation, parts of Lyari were attacked by armed people from adjoining areas by
supporters of an ethnic group. In view of past experience, the people of Lyari this time were
right to resist such operation.

Nonetheless, they have offered such operation only be carried out in their areas after
completing operation in other parts of the city. Our Urdu TV anchors must try to understand
this who generally are busy to add fuel to the fire by passing unnecessary and irresponsible comments without going into deep. I condemn the statement of Rahman Malik who wrongly
denied having carried out prevailing operation unilaterally despite in the past he did the same
thing in Lyari.

He promised to go to Chakra Village that was recently attacked by terrorists but he did not
turn up despite people waited for him for hours having fasts. I appeal to the President
Zardari and Prime Minister to intervene and personally ensure that the operation is carried
equally in all areas without discrimination and should not limit to certain areas.
MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, August 26.

http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Opinions/Letters/28-Aug-2011/Karachi-Unilateral-operation

Attack on Chakra village
The Statesman, Peshawar, Sunday, August 28, 2011


Recently, Chakra Village in Korangi, Karachi was attacked by a large number of armed activists belonging to a political-cum-terrorist outfit resulting in killing of at least two innocent residents besides injuring many.

The commandoes of Elite Force travelling in a private bus meant to keep peace in the village
was attached by at least 10 armed motorcyclists on the way killing at least 4 commandoes and
injuring more than two dozens. However, their bodies were later sent to various towns of Sindh.
 

This needs to be investigated who leaked the information of their movement in advance despite being in private dresses and also travelling in private bus. Why concerned in charge officer took
the bus through a route where 400/500 people were already waiting on the roadside instead of taking the bus through safe alternative road? Further, at the time of attack, the prevailing loadshedding was deliberate or was a matter of routine?
 

The time has come, the government protected law-abiding citizens including old residents of
villages in Karachi from the members of political-cum-terrorist outfit who have taken Karachi at gunpoint for the last many years. It is a big tragedy that except the present government, every
one knows who are the real killers of innocent people in Karachi for years.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi.
http://www.statesman.com.pk/letters/let%204.htm

 

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