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.


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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Bill Gates contacted Imran Khan to help eradicate Polio from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Bill Gates and Imran Khan
Bill Gates and Imran Khan

The owner of Microsoft (the developers of windows and services like Bing Search Engine / hotmail) Bill gates today contacted Imran Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and offered his assistance for eradicating the Polio from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Let me remind you, Pakistan tehreek-e-Insaf won elections from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa recently with most seats in the province. Also emerged as third biggest party on national scale according to seats won, right from no existence at all in last parliament. Also according to highest polled votes to any party in Pakistan elections 2013 PTI was second biggest party. This increase in confidence People of Pakistan in Imran Khan was result of charity work Imran Khan had been doing from more than a decade in form of world class cancer Hospital in Pakistan. Also Imran Khan have been a cricketer, captain of Pakistan cricket team and had won cricket world cup for Pakistan in 1992. Politically its been 17 years after he found his party but his career recently took off recently when people lost confidence in political leaders who looted the country and not resolved real problems of Pakistani people.

Cutting right to the chase, seems like world community also have good confidence in Imran Khan, its also now obvious after the contact from Bill Gates, the world’s richest man and a computer genius with out class product of windows computer operating system.

Finally I here by leave a ray of hope for people of Pakistan, you keep electing the right, educated people in elections and things will change. Just throw away in case some one makes promises in campaign for five years and then finally don’t fulfill them after they are elected.

I see the Change coming, It must not be about which leader is leading us, it must be about who is working for us, and he/she must be elected. And just few day of a person in Power tell the whole story, you don’t need to wait for years. May Allah bless Pakistan.

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China decides to assist Pakistan in launching first satellite

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SatelliteThis was revealed by the Chinese ambassador that china will be assisting Pakistan in launching the Pakistan’s first communications satellite. A a meeting between President Zardari and Chinese president Hu Jintao is scheduled late this month. Meeting will held in US city of New York.

In this meeting they are expected to talk on bilateral issues as well as discussion will include this agreement. China wants to spend some money in launch of first Pakistani Communications Satellite. Chinese ambassador added that as the economy and security situation of country both are improving so its good time to take on these kind of projects.

Foreign investment is back in Karachi Stock Exchange

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Rising 100 indexAs soon as government ensured the improvements in the energy sector, this have increased the confidence of foreign investors and Karachi stock exchange have observed good investment by foreigners. In last month, Aug 2009 the money foreign buyers bought shares of about $95.3 million and this month on alone 1st Sep, 2009 the investment of 21.29 million was observed from the foreign investors.

More over KSE-100 index was ended on its highest of the year at 8,878.64 today. This is big improvement and if the political parties and country’s leadership don’t come up with any other issue this confidence by foreign buyers will further strengthen and loads of foreign investment is expected. As this year KSE-100 index already gained 51.38% , let me remind you that it had lost about 58.3% in the last year.

Cabinet meeting approves more power plants for Pakistan

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In Islamabad a federal cabinet meeting held, which approved 14 more power plants. This was done to cope with current energy crisis in Pakistan. Moreover, these will help government in fulfilling the promise to fully remove the load-shedding from Pakistan by the December 2009. These Plants will collectively provide the 1500 MW of electricity.

About 700 MW of shortfall will still be there in December 2009, which will be fulfilled via current infrastructure. These all approved power plants will be the rental power plants meant to cope with the current electricity shortage in country and step ahead to make the country permanently clean form power load shedding.