Nuggets From The Urdu Press
Bharat eternal foe!
Quoted in Nawa-e-Waqt Chief Editor Majid Nizami stated that India was Pakistain's eternal foe and as long as India existed every day in the life of Pakistain will be Defence Day. India was conspiring to deprive Pakistain of water and will remain illegally in occupation of Kashmire, he said.
DPC's APC snubbed
Reported in Dunya the clerical-jihadi leaders of Defence of Pakistain Council (DPC) were snubbed by opposition parties when they refused to attend an All Parties Conference (APC) to highlight Pakistain's protest at the government's efforts to normalise relations with India. Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
rejected the APC because he wanted friendship with India. Imran Khan
Taliban Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree...
said DPC represented Taliban but DPC head Maulana Samiul Haq
Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as
Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
said the political parties refused because they did not want to offend America.
ANP and Musharraf
Writing in Dunya Wakil Anjum stated that in 2002 ANP leader Ajmal Khatak was asked by Musharraf to join in his new project of reviving democracy in return for giving him a special office; but when Khatak asked Isfandyar Wali he got a cold no as answer.
Swati bears false witness
Daily Express reported that Azam Swati of PTI had accused former Haj minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi of corruption but could not prove it at the Supreme Court. Swati said Kazmi had got bail because the proofs presented at the Court did not prove him corrupt, but the case was still on. Kazmi said that Supreme Court had rebuked Swati for swearing on the Koran falsely and had called him 'drama-baz'.
India took Pakistain apart!
Famous columnist Abdul Qadir Hasan wrote in Express that there was a time when India was careful about Pakistain and was not given to act impertinent (nakhray) because Pakistain governments were able to challenge it (aankh dikhana). But now after pulling Pakistain apart in 1970 India had made Pakistain a subordinate state. But after the breakup, Pakistain showed toughness and tested a nuclear device which killed the pride of Hindus. General Zia would have conquered India through warriors injected into Kashmire but America appeared on the scene and saved India.
Imran should have employed Major Amir!
Famous news hound Rauf Klassra wrote in Dunya that Major Amir was a great name in the world of intelligence and became known for his role in Operation Midnight Jackals
against the government he served, after which he was tried for treason. He suffered imprisonment along with his children during the Musharraf era. Major Amir was full of anecdotes that will not bore anyone. It was a wonder that he was consulted by both Zardari and Nawaz Sharif. Columnist Haroon Rasheed had once sighed deeply and said Imran should have listened to him and appointed Major Amir as his political adviser. Klassra agreed with him.
| ...which adventure resulted in President Zardari's sobriquet "Mr. Ten Percent"...|
National security state not viable!
Columnist Saleem Safi wrote in Jang that gunnies in India and Pakistain did not want trade between the two states and will go on trying to break the momentum of normalisation. Pak gunnies wanted the state to remain a national security state which was no longer viable because the masses could not improve their lot under it. Pakistain continued to think that India had snatched Kashmire and will block Pakistain's water.
Angel of Death and Chief Justice
Writing about the fictional deaths of Pakistain's top people poet Zafar Iqbal wrote in Dunya that when Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was buried in his files the Angel of Death appeared and stood by his side. The CJ was about to take suo motu
...a legal term, from the Latin. Roughly translated it means
I saw what you did, you bastard...
action against the Angel when he advanced on the judge and put an end to him (kaam tamam). Namaz Janaza of CJ was led by PM Raja Pervez Ashraf who thanked Allah for it (death) and dirt was thrown on the coffin inside the grave by registrar Faqir Hussain.
ISI hates America!
Daily Express quoted Dr Shakeel Afridi under arrest for aiding America to discover and kill the late Osama bin Laden
| Golly gee, what a shock that is,|
... who is now among the dear departed, though not among the dearest...
as saying that the ISI had tortured him and said to him that America was ISI's greatest enemy. He said ISI helped Haqqani network attack Americans in Afghanistan. Afridi was forced to imitate a dog while eating his food.
Indians hate Pakistain!
Daily Nawa-e-Waqt reported that 59 percent Indians were intensely opposed to Pakistain but 77 percent wanted to sort out the Kashmire dispute. Only 13 percent Indians had a favourable view of Pakistain; 60 percent of the Hindus feared danger from Pakistain. But 60 percent Paks and Indians wanted trade relations to improve.
| They ought to, but really it's the other way round.|
Doomed universities in Pakistain
Writing in Dunya Nazir Naji stated that in Pakistain enlightened and future-oriented teachers were mercilessly ousted and a crop of students was raised that penetrated the state institutions and infected them with bigotry. They fought the war against the Soviet Union for America and raised a whole new crop of reactionary persons that was to haunt Pakistain later. Elsewhere too Ikhwan in Egypt were busy rolling back tolerance and bringing into force laws that will curtail civic freedoms and persecute non-Mohammedan minorities.
India dominates Pak TV channels
Famous columnist Abdul Qadir Hasan lamented in Express that most Pak TV channels were showing Indian dramas and movies and even ads were featuring Indian movie stars.
Hafiz Saeed and Bal Thakeray
Reported in Nawa-e-Waqt when Indian foreign minister Krishna called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif he complained that Pakistain's Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
...who would be wearing a canvas jacket with very long sleeves anyplace but Pakistain...
spewed hatred of India on a daily basis and that he should be stopped. The chief minister instead replied that India had its Bal Thakerey too who was doing the same sort of thing against Pakistain.
Vice Chancellor spills beans
Quoted in Dunya Vice Chancellor Punjab University Kamran Mujahid speaking to his academic staff on the subject of 9/11 revealed that Americans had staged the attack on New York and Washington through its agencies to find an excuse to attack the Islamic world. He added the important piece of news that in 2006 Pakistain had found Osama bin Laden dead and, after identifying him through a DNA test, handed his corpse over to the Americans who then brought it over to Abbottabad
... A pleasant city located only 30 convenient miles from Islamabad. The city is noted for its nice weather and good schools. It is the site of Pakistain's military academy, which was within comfortable walking distance of the residence of the late Osama bin Laden....
and planted it in a house after attacking it. The Abbottabad operation was done to bring Pakistain under pressure and punish the Mohammedans.
Aitzaz on 'two offices'
Quoted in Jinnah Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan stated that no court could summon President Zardari on keeping two offices but if the institutions crossed their legal limits then ill-effects would follow. He said not writing a letter to the Swiss authorities was not against the Constitution.
Imran turns away from North Wazoo
Reported in Dunya Imran Khan had been advised by his inner circle not to go to North Waziristan but confine his long march comprising 100,000 followers to South Waziristan.
Rimsha not under-age
Daily Jinnah reported that people were not happy the way Rimsha Masih had been awarded bail after her arrest for burning the pages of the Holy Koran. When she was being taken out of jail she looked to be 20 instead of under-age and additionally the proof against the accuser by Hafiz Zubair was not considered acceptable. It was rumoured that the Christian girl was being let off the hook under international pressure.
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