No other Muslim country sponsors private religious and sectarian militias for domestic use or to achieve strategic goals. Probably, every state, other than Pakistan, knows fully well that the rise of private militias is bound to threaten the state’s monopoly of using power and coercion.
We may console ourselves by parroting the ‘conspiracy against Pakistan’ mantra over and over but the fact remains that most bombers are traced back to Pakistan. American-Jewish-Hindu conspirators may be out there to target Pakistan, but how does one explain the failed Times Square bombing attempt by Faisal Shahzad, or Aimal Kansi, all originating from Pakistan? It is a puzzling question if one goes a bit deeper.
Sindhu Sansar present’s interview with Sindhi Film Artist of Bollywood Mak Mohan Interviewer : Ashok Manwani Videography
Sambha passed away
Macmohan the famous role played by him in Sholay is the character of sambha passed away due to cancer. Macmohan, who started his career with the film Haqeeqat in 1964, acted in over 175 films in a career spanning 46 years. But his greatest moment came in the 1975 blockbuster when Amjad Khan’s character asks him, (Arre o Sambha, kitna inaam rakhe hain sarkar hum par?) and he answers, (Poore pachaas hazaar). Unfortunately, he passed away.
The son of an air marshal ruined his own life and abandoned his wife and kids in an utterly incompetent attempt to blow up innocent people (some of whom were probably Pakistani cab drivers). Why is Pakistan breeding (or attracting) so many Islamic fanatics (luckily for us, some of them are incompetent Islamic fanatics)? And is it different from other third world countries and other fanaticisms?
May 12th, 2007 should be a watershed in the history of Pakistan. On that day a military dictator and his collaborators in the London-Karachi based terrorist group stood against and confronted the popular movement in Pakistan for restoration of the deposed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
The terrorists with the connivance of the Military Establishment, unleashed a reign of terror in Karachi, that day and killed and injured scores of people, harassed media and tried to stifle any voice for democracy and justice. The people of Karachi witnessed what naked terrorism could be. The thugs who believe in political blackmail and use of violence to achieve their objectives were at their worst. At the end of the day, the coward dictator raised his both arms in front of a coward in Islamabad and showered praises at ‘his’ men in Karachi who through the use of force had stopped the Chief Justice from reaching the Sindh High Court. In his words it was the manifestation of the ‘people’s power’.
Such occurrences can’t be stopped and undemocratic forces can’t be effectively defeated if the London-Karachi based terrorists and the ex-military dictator are not taken to the courts of law for their crimes against the people, democracy and the rule of law. No amount of appeasement would stop the undemocratic and terrorist forces from raising their heads again and again and play havoc with the people.
Immediate steps should also be taken to free the cities of Karachi and Hyderabad of the arms and ammunition. It is not just the areas of North Western Pakistan that have some terrorists. There are even more dangerous terrorists in the cities of Sindh that have taken the whole country hostage. They need to be tackled and de-weaponized too.
Faisal Shehzad has admitted that he was a criminal and terrorist who wanted to explode the innocent people at Times square, New York, USA. He belonged to Mohib Banda, a village situated at the west of district Nowshera adjacent to Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pukhtunkhawa.
While much is being said about the elite’s perception of anarchy in Pakistan little attention is paid to events and images that constitute the mosaic of anarchy as seen by common citizens. It is the latter version of anarchy that is undermining the majority’s confidence in the state.