Ch Nisar Reacts to Shahbaz Sharif Calling him Childish

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The former interior minister of Pakistan Muslim League-N reacted on Shahbaz Sharif’s statement in which he called Ch Nisar childish. Ch Nisar said, “PML-N president did not understand the difference between childish behavior and serious actions”.

Ch Nisar is having few differences and issues with PML-N and it seems that Shahbaz Sharif is also dealing with the same issues. At the District Headquarter Hospital inauguration ceremony in Rajanpur Shahbaz Sharif talked to media and commented about Ch Nisar, “There is something childish about him [Nisar]; you have to deal with him like a child.”

While remembering the old days Shahbaz Sharif said, “I am talking about 1988. He [Nisar] used to constantly complain about me to Mian sahib [Nawaz Sharif].” In Shahbaz Sharif’s point of view, Ch Nisar was the good friend of Nawaz Sharif and was my opponent and continuously complaint about me to him and in the result, he scolded him. The president of Pakistan Muslim League-N Mian Shahbaz Sharif seems unhappy with ex-interior minister Ch Nisar, which makes him recalling the old incidents and calling him childish.

In the response statement, Ch Nisar said, “Childish behavior is the attitude that the PML-N party leaders have adopted and it’s Shahbaz Sharif’s non-seriousness that he is doing nothing as the party president to address these issues.”

While on the old issue of Ch Nisar and Mian Nawaz Sharif friendship, which Shahbaz Sharif has described, Ch Nisar said that he should not discuss 30 years old matters and should focus on the current issues his party is facing.

However, according to Shahbaz Sharif that Ch Nisar is angry with PML-N party and having some issues which are accepted to be solved soon otherwise he has to consider some other political party in future.

Let’s see what will be the future of PML-N and what will be the decision of Ch Nisar that which party he is going to opt in future.

This article was written by staff member: Sehrish Ilyas.

Electricity Load Shedding Continues in 2018 in Pakistan Despite all those Promises

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In 2013 before coming into power, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) leader made many promises with people of Pakistan to end the load shedding for once and for all from the country. The Promises made by Shehbaz Sharif to end electricity load shedding ranged from six months to two and half years during his election campaign.

However, later after coming into power, the big brother, Nawaz claimed that the promises made during the election campaign were made in “Joshe Khitabat”, means there were emotions involved and in flow of speech he did made those promises. But also Nawaz Sharif and his team re-iterated that realistically the problem of Load Shedding will be solved three years time for sure. Which completed in about May 2016.

Fast forward to here in 2018, electricity load shedding still prevails. Even in off peak season of winter people had to bear the load shedding. In Jan, Feb and March and now on start of April, where I live we have experienced load shedding of two hours daily. And these are even off peak months.

Despite all the promises, which were not fulfilled obviously till now, short fall at the end of March 2018 was reported as 3000 MW, country wide, as per reported by dunya news here. Also another article of Pakistan Today here claims that shortfall may go up to 6000 MW very easily near or in the peak season, when heat is on top.

It is 2018, when people are thinking as big as colonizing the mars, probes from earth are gone as beyond as they are exiting the solar system, there is a country which is still fighting to fulfill its power needs, despite humongous potential of getting electricity using wind energy and many other sources. In such situations, we need to keep changing the people we choose to rule the country, until we find the ones who do get the real work done. Pakistan Zindabad.

Exactly what is Wrong with Sharif Brothers in Terms of Running the Country

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Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif during some discussion
Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif during some discussion

In times the Sharif Brothers (Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif) did way better than others. They have been able to start and/or complete some very important projects which helped the people of Pakistan. Motorways, no doubt about it that all those Motorways planned by Nawaz Sharif helped Pakistanis and reduced traveling times. Other recent project are all about the transportation. Lots of roads being renewed. Even the metros, whatever we say, but on end of day people are traveling on those metros and getting the benefit.

In current tenure again they are going very good with infrastructure projects but same is point where we clearly see the problem. They put too much attention to infrastructure, mainly the transportation. Their priorities are not correct, the main things they need to put attention are being ignored.

I will spell out some priorities which they should really have in this point of time

Police Reforms:

This is very much necessary. Our police is not up to the mark, there are millions of things wrong with them. They are ill equipped, they have lots of bribe getting bad fishes in them, they do not operate on international standards by far, they are not paid well, they are not facilitated well and more over best of police resources are assigned to protocols and VIP duties, mainly providing the security to people in power.

What I recommend is, without further delay full attention needs to be put on Pakistan Police. When I say police I am talking about the police in all provinces and the capital. A million things need to be fixed in our police, some of them can be as follows.

  • Corruption – Biggest issue is corruption and bribe culture within our police. This is big issue know to every Pakistani. For this purpose new people need to be hired in same police department, who work on same police ranks, but main purpose of them being in department should be keep the eyes on other policemen around. They should secretly  report to some other body which have sole purpose of finishing all the corruption from police department.
  • Salaries and Perks – Police men work round the clock, they can be called anytime and there is nothing like off time for them. But what they are payed is very less as compared to their job requirements. Same is the reason which stops lots of well educated and worthy individuals from joining the department. So salaries of all police individuals need to be raised way above the minimum salary of Pakistan. They are supposed to do very important job of protecting people, so they must be payed very well.
    Additionally they deserve further perks like pick and drop etc. I have seen lots waiting on roads for lift or using the public transport. Specially late nights there are not options they have other than taking lift from work to home.
  • Resources Allocation – This is very important aspect, all the good resources are allocated to VIP protocols and the vehicle which are supposed to be involved in chasing the thieves and violators are in very bad condition, mostly very old. Other than the capital, mostly police is relying on those Toyota Hilux models right from the stone age. In most cities of Punjab and other provinces, police does not have any “CARS” to chase the thieves.

Health

If you see the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PMLN) Manifesto for 2013 elections, it also correctly spells out the health issue in Pakistan. But later after coming into the power, in my opinion, not much was done in this regard. The problem is not only about the lack of facilities, the bigger problem is of lack of maintenance of current facilities as well as the behaviors of officials to towards their jobs.  In government hospitals even if some equipment is available, it largely happens, when you visit, you will be told that certain machine is not in working condition. Not saying this out of nothing, happened to me.

Plus than there is problem of doctors and other staff, they just don’t do the job like they should. Well, most of them. The main issue is of lack of check and balance on the hospital staff. There is just no one to keep and eye on daily operations. Hospital staff many times have been seen involved in selling those free hospital medicines out in the market.

Energy Crisis

One very important thing Pakistan need to put full attention is shortage of energy and problems like Load Shedding of electricity. No we are NOT incapable of generating the enough electricity but here again problem of lack of management comes. Mostly we have problems like circular debt, then recovery of bills and finally line losses. We have generation capacity of over 23 Giga Watts from which about 18 Giga Watts could easily be generated anytime in the year. But no, all those plants are never run together.

Sharif brothers need to put some more attention to this issue. Although, they claim to get rid of electricity load shedding issue once and for all in the start of 2018 but that does not match to their claims which they had made in their election campaign more than three years ago. In campaign I heard Shahbaz Sharif giving many different timelines for solution of electricity problem, which ranged from 6 months to 2.5 years. But here we are well passed three years and we are being offered the solution of all electricity problems by the start of 2018.

When it comes to energy, the electricity is not the sole issue of Pakistan, the Natural Gas also is. In this regard, government finally after three years of coming into power have been able to do some Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import contracts. The situation up till now was worse. But lets see if these contracts really pay off, and that we will definitely know in peak Gas usage season, I mean winters.

Timely provision of Justice

One very big problem people of Pakistan are facing is of very slow judicial system. When someone contacts a court for justice in a certain matter, they have to sometimes wait for years more than those of a life time and then I have seen the children of people fighting same cases in courts. In most cases our judicial system does not have a fast solution. Slow justice is no justice in my opinion.

And Sharifs’ led PMLN party’s manifesto for 2013 elections realizes this issue and they had a plan to implement a methodology to deal with most cases within a year at most. But unfortunately till now nothing have changed yet. Hope Sharif deal with all this soon.

There is whole lot of other stuff which I would have mentioned here for Sharifs to put attention on along with roads,  but I leave rest to them and hope they will deal with some other real problems to along with all the good work they have been and are doing in terms of building roads.

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People of Pakistan Forced to Face Twelve Hours of Electricity Load Shedding even in Winter Season

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Electricity Load Shedding in PakistanIt is now 2015, here we are in Pakistan, facing the same problems as we had in year 2014. One of these problems is electricity load shedding, which have struck this time with more impact. It is winter season, when the electricity demand is the lowest, but people of Pakistan have to face 12 hours of load shedding in urban areas, in rural areas things are much worse.

We are not facing the electricity load shedding here in Pakistan because we do not have resources or enough plants to generate enough electricity for winter season, we are facing it due to the incapable political administration led by PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz) who do not want to run the generators which run on furnace oil but instead they resort to the methods like power plants on flow of water or solar energy. With all that said, I am not saying that Pakistan is relying only on these methods, few of plants of furnace oil are still running. But more can be run to fully eliminate the load shedding in winter season. Its very possible that each nook and corner of Pakistan can be provided with zero electricity down time in winter.

The reason why the all furnace oil plants are not being fully utilized is simple, govt charge people as if electricity is fully generated on furnace oil but they intend to run minimum of those generated and money saved from that fuel is used on other projects, the projects which may be low priority or importance but give some popularity to the political party in power.

Those who are in power, must understand that people of Pakistan very well know what is very important for them and what is not. They know that resolving the issue of Power Shortage is of much more importance than the existence of Metro Bus project in handful of cities of Pakistan.

Than again its warning to those in power, they must concentrate more on problems of Pakistan other than gaining traction for their own party. They must work more on resolving the basic issues like terrorism or power shortage in Pakistan other than coming up with Metro Bus Projects which are being done on extremely higher costs than actually it must be. Otherwise, only one thing people of Pakistan can do, that is not voting for PML-N in next elections.

I do no like to seem like I am driven by some political force here, but its good for us all, it is good for Pakistan that PML-N led government focuses and tries to solve basic issues of Pakistan. If they do that well, I will be the first one to vote them back in Pakistan General Elections 2018.

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Punjab Police Baton Charged Special People Including Visually Impaired in Lahore at Mall Road

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3rd Dec 2014 while the world was celebrating the Global Day for Disable People, In Lahore, visually impaired people among people with other came out on roads and asked for their rights by peaceful protest. The main demand was by visually impaired people, they asked for jobs in government organizations and reiterated that their only fate for now is to ask for money on roads, which should change.

Visually Impaired People Protesting for Their Rights Peacefully
Visually Impaired People Protesting for Their Rights Peacefully

Punjab police was tasked to disperse the people with disabilities by administration, so they brutally used power against the disables. They dragged and beaten the disable people with sticks. Many were seen fallen down on ground severely injured. Luckily media was there, so cameras captured the brutality. Punjab police was pushing around the visually impaired.

Punjab Police official is dragging a Special Person
Punjab Police official is dragging a Special Person
Punjab Police Dragging a Special Person
Punjab Police Dragging a Special Person

Three acts of Police Brutality

 

Police Pushing Around Visually Impaired People and Beating Them
Police Pushing Around Visually Impaired People and Beating Them
a visually impaired person unconcious on the ground
a visually impaired person unconcious on the ground

This incident is one of its kind in whole world. The Punjab police is seen involved in many such things specially in current PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz) Era. Soon after the PML-N came into power after 2013 elections Punjab police had beaten and dragged protesters who were asking for uninterrupted supply of Natural Gas. Later on main incident was Lahore model town incident where Punjab police opened fire on civilians who were gathering and getting ready for a protest. In that incident Fourteen people were killed.

Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Police Cartoon for Lahore Disable People Baton Charge Incident
Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Police, Cartoon for Lahore Incident, Excuses of Shehbaz and PML-N

Now this is another new one, where Punjab police beaten up people with disabilities. This is very much shameful for PML-N led Punjab administration, which did not done a thing to bring reforms in Punjab Police which is most corrupt at the moment.

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