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Principle standpoints in Al Bakistan II

Published Oct 31, 2012 04:37pm


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Mujahideen and Taliban defeated Soviet Union and United States....but missed when it came to shooting a girl at close range? Therefore they were not Taliban...but CIA agents...!

Malala is American agent because she idolised Obama…but those who copied Obamas slogans of hope and change are anti-Americans and revolutionaries.

Taliban are not Muslims and are American agents and are working for foreign powers to defame Muslims and Pakistan…but operation against Taliban and killing our own citizens is not in the interest of Pakistan.

Dual nationals don’t have the right to be representatives in Parliament as they have taken oath to defend their adopted country…but dual national Aafia siddique is the daughter of Pakistan.

Illustration by Sabir Nazar

Since Pakistan is a narrow country, we need strategic depth in Afghanistan to survive first strike and respond with retaliation. Up till now we didn’t get that strategic depth…. but Taliban have achieved strategic depth from Khyber to Karachi.

Malala is just a child who didn’t have an understanding of issues and was being used by someone (her father) against the Taliban….But child soldiers and child suicide bombers are not used by anyone. They are protesting against the drone attacks on civilians.

LHC bars TV channels from airing programs on judiciary...and Taliban threaten TV channels to air programs on Malala....but media is free in Pakistan.

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There were no suicide attacks before 9/11….only 19 suicide pilots who flew the planes into twin towers in New York.

Pakistanis are being crushed between two extremists, Taliban and their supporters and liberal fascists…one are supporters of a victim (Malala) and others are supporters of killers (Taliban).

The drones are responsible for Taliban’s revenge against Pakistani civilians. If drones are stopped, attack on Malalas would stop…..But secular education for girls is against Islam.

US-UN shall intervene in Burma to stop killings of Muslims…but Nato and US intervention in Afghanistan is against international law and sovereignty of a nation state.

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Afghan mujahideen/Taliban has defeated USSR and now USA and Nato. But….they can’t defeat Pakistan to take control of nuclear arms.

We shall not judge Imran khan’s politics by his playboy past. But… all other politicians are answerable of their past (e.g Saudi exile of PML-N leaders, NRO etc).

Steve Arsalan is innocent till proven guilty. But….. Asif Zardari is guilty till proven innocent.

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Drone attacks are giving rise to extremism and the relatives of victims of these attacks want revenge as no Pakhtun forgets revenge…but relatives of thousands of Pakhtuns, army soldiers, Jirga elders killed in Pakistan, never seek revenge on these extremists.

Drones are killing civilians in Waziristan and are violating the sovereignty of Pakistan. But….we can’t verify whether they are extremists or civilians as we have effectively no control on our territory.

Micheal Phelps won 22 medals in 3 Olympics and Pakistan won only ten Olympic medals in 65 years. But ….we created world record of singing national anthem to beat India.

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Saudi Arabia is our time tested friend and matched dollar with dollar from America to defeat Russians in Afghanistan. But…..America, not Saudi Arabia is responsible for fanning religious jihadi extremism in Pakistan.

Solution to our education system is to abolish elite schools and create single education system. But…those who can afford can send their children to schools in Europe and US.

UN intervention in Afghanistan is illegal and Taliban are waging Jihad to liberate their country….but the West shall try Guantanamo Bay detainees according to Geneva Convention of UN and respect UN human rights charter.

In Al Bakistan everything is controversial, whether it is President Zardari, media, army, War Against Terror, Khuda Hafiz, Shias, politicans, parliament, khilafat, Taliban, dresses, law, medicine, police, moon sighting. But…. we are part of one Ummah.

The blasphemous film was not an individual act but a conspiracy of America to insult Muslims…But all Muslims can’t be declared terrorist because of individual acts of 9/11 plotters.

I remained silent.


The author left architecture for painting but ended up as a cartoonist and now writes Hijjo. He is the jack of all trades.



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Muhammad Murad Nov 01, 2012 05:32am
Copying NFP!
Parus Oct 31, 2012 11:21am
too much to ponder upon....wakeup pakistanis.........
Asif Oct 31, 2012 04:17pm
Great article saying the truth!!
QuestionEveryThing Nov 02, 2012 05:41am
Why? Does Krishna live there?
badsha Oct 31, 2012 12:59pm
ah!!! reality bites!
Sajjad_Changezi Oct 31, 2012 12:59pm
Excellent piece... it's really high time, Pakistanis saw mirror !!!
Guest62+ Oct 31, 2012 05:50pm
Hilarious , YET True to the tilt , what we have become in this land of Pures 180 millions ( add with a pinch of salt HYPOCRITE ). Principle DOUBLE STANDARDs Bearing Nation. In Arabic its called Munafiqeen.
Truly Nov 01, 2012 06:49am
Very true and well written
hitesh Nov 01, 2012 06:49am
Showing the Mirror ! But looking into mirror is blasphemous, who will dare to commit such a crime !
S.M.Shabbir Nov 01, 2012 10:21am
wonderful ,mirror looking at us
sadam khan Nov 01, 2012 06:19am
very very nice...///
drshahid2012 Nov 01, 2012 09:17pm
Awesome! So Beautifully Use Sense Of Humor. Excellent Sir.
Dixit Nov 01, 2012 10:32am
"The blasphemous film was not an individual act but a conspiracy of America to insult Muslims
ishwardas Nov 01, 2012 07:41pm
Incredulous !
Ahmed Saeed Nov 01, 2012 04:56am
Pakistan not saw mirror but i think should see mirror.
Ahmed Saeed Oct 31, 2012 01:47pm
Chaos and confusion, no where to run.
Aalam Oct 31, 2012 03:13pm
Sir, you are the real Al Bakistani
Muhammad Umair Nov 02, 2012 11:53am
Spot on !!
masat@uk1 Oct 31, 2012 08:47pm
read the DAWN Urdu edition
yarana Oct 31, 2012 11:40am
I hope one day u will be able to write the same thing in urdu news paper
Syiem Nov 01, 2012 04:54am
A jack of all trades you certainly are!
AHA Oct 31, 2012 10:39am
Laughed.... Cried.
nayeem Oct 31, 2012 11:36am
you are not NFP.
Ali Oct 31, 2012 02:02pm
Ha Ha Articulately and succinctly penned. I am laughing now, but my blood boils each time I am confronted these bizarre views, which by the way is almost daily
qamer Oct 31, 2012 02:13pm
Steve Arsalan is innocent till proven guilty. But
AHA Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm
Facing the realities in a very, very difficult task. For example, are we will to address the role of religion in the creation of so much of misery, hatred, intolerance and violence. I do not think we would be ready for that any time soon.
G.A. Oct 31, 2012 01:47pm
Common sense is very uncommon. I'd like to see one more cartoon from the writer. That of young men and women wearing tight jeans and t-shirts boarding a plane in Pakistan and then same people coming out of that plane in NY or London in Shalwars-kameez, beards and burqas. This is what's happening to Pakistanis who can't cope with culture shock. They go straight for overt religiosity.
Haris Oct 31, 2012 07:28pm
I would like to borrow these qoutes for my daily tweets and FB updates...very true...keep it up SN..
Shahid Latif Oct 31, 2012 12:30pm
Easy to make fun of Pakistan and Pakistanis for the plight they are in. One of the underlying message is to let go President Zardari and undermine Imran.Khan.
avi Oct 31, 2012 12:30pm
this piece is simply amazing! love your sarcasm..God bless you
khoso Nov 01, 2012 06:15am
Muhammad Waqas Nov 01, 2012 03:38pm
Yes u may go back and work as an architecture, and you will soon came to know about Malala incident that who was behind all this, it is america that is creating that mess which is present in your mind and as far as Taliban are concerned i believe they have not attacked Malala and its all the game plan you will soon see the result for this.
akhter husain Nov 01, 2012 11:16am
The truth known to all has been put up very precisely and beautifully.,After all you are an architect by profession.Mocking own self can only result from the sense of truthfulness.Life ,as the luck would have it, is full of contradictions and one can not save oneself from it.Keep it up.
Syeda Ayesha Amin Nov 01, 2012 11:10am
this is great
pathanoo Nov 01, 2012 05:54am
Masterpiece. Never seen the truth written so clearly, biting and blunt. Please keep writing. May be some day Pakistan will wake up and realize the consipiracy was in it's own mind.
Divya Nov 01, 2012 05:51pm
Bravo! An honest write-up, but unfortunately you will be bashed for being honest!
Razzaq Oct 31, 2012 08:34pm
GOOD ONE. Pakistan need more and more human beings like you.
karim Oct 31, 2012 04:54pm
Fantastic....captures the confused Pakistani mind perfectly.
AHA Oct 31, 2012 11:42am
Well said.
Syeda Ayesha Amin Nov 01, 2012 11:32am
sorry, i don't agree with this article
ahmed dogar Nov 01, 2012 08:02am
its simply great
Mystic Oct 31, 2012 11:06am
Sabiha Oct 31, 2012 11:04am
Controversial Controversies :P
silvester Oct 31, 2012 05:00pm
Top class. Absolutely top class
Farid Midhet Nov 01, 2012 10:19am
I think you should go back to architecture..., but wait...
Ali Oct 31, 2012 01:57pm
Very funny and superbly written with a lot of intellectual probing into the Hypocrisy of Pakistanis.
Hasan Oct 31, 2012 01:09pm
great as well as thought provoking....
BRR Oct 31, 2012 01:56pm
Hats off to the writer for lucid yet funny article. May your tribe increase.
Saz Oct 31, 2012 06:05pm
Good one
Dennis Oct 31, 2012 11:14am
Hypocrisies within a completely messed-up society!!!!
Amaal Nov 01, 2012 01:26am
let's hope that articles like this will inspire people to look within themselves and see this hypocrisy in their own hearts first... facing the truth is painful, it takes courage to stop lying to oneself and even more courage to start living with integrity.
sbb Oct 31, 2012 03:46pm
One more conspiracy theory?
syedmehran Nov 01, 2012 02:39am
very nice and articulated article ...
Baber Mirza Oct 31, 2012 09:52pm
Why aren't there more people like you. Good work, great stuff.
Hussain Shah Oct 31, 2012 12:39pm
KILLING in PAKISTAN is an interest of US , that is why it is like credit card they do not let you get out of this sick policy US is making money in conflict , in war ,rift between the countries ... they sell arms to both parties when the so called masters see the country is weak enough to invade or ready to establish bases we have to get out from this the blogger is right.
Sami Oct 31, 2012 11:39am
Umair Kharral Oct 31, 2012 01:22pm
In your face the great nation ..
Peace Oct 31, 2012 06:02pm
Yet another conspiracy theory..
drshahid2012 Nov 01, 2012 09:23pm
Yeah But Still A Very Good Piece; #NFP`s #TheGrassEatersOfBakistan Was One The Best Ever Written.
Irfan Oct 31, 2012 06:37pm
Really enjoyed your satire. Keep up the good work.
saleem Nov 01, 2012 12:30am
so true muhammad
sbb Oct 31, 2012 06:33pm
Someone commented "Laughed... Cried". My reaction was close to that. I'm amazed at this fascination with Conspiracy Theories among my Pakistani friends. Your writing basically describes what the outsiders see looking into Pakistan.
Midas Oct 31, 2012 05:13pm
then is it fair to say that we are part of one 'controversial' ummah?
Faraz Oct 31, 2012 11:57am
IQBAL Oct 31, 2012 11:23am
Reality is that our society don't want to face realities.
Masood Hussain Oct 31, 2012 03:15pm
Situation described in a very funny way is the result of inherent inborn contradictions in our society since birth of Pakistan.Many people realise this but nobody has ever tried to raise their voice very seriously. hope somebody takes lead. thank you S.N for nice enjoyable writting..
NASAH (USA) Oct 31, 2012 09:58pm
You are more a dialectical materialist -- than a Sabir Nazar -- with a razor sharp cartoonist pen. Every paragraph is a biting pleasure to read.
muhammad Oct 31, 2012 02:09pm
SN, soon you will also be declared a liberal fascists an American agent or at least a jiyala because this nation do not want to hear truth they are living in the fantasy world of Nasim Hijazi
ReallyYou Nov 02, 2012 05:39am
NFP seems to be doing the copying.