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Alice Wells visit to Pakistan- Say No to meeting her, Mr. PM & Gen. Bajwa

26th August, 2017
-Haider Mehdi.

The American State department has just announced that Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan will be visiting Pakistan to apprise us of the details of American policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan.  She's also scheduled to visit Afghanistan.

This visit is in the background of President Trump's policy speech on Afghanistan in which he threatened Pakistan to stop providing safe havens to what he termed are  "terrorists" and failing which Pakistan will face serious consequences.  He also invited India to play a major role in Afghanistan, a massive red flag to Pakistan. I will write in more detail on this policy and the factors driving Trump and the USA to adopt, in fact continue this terribly flawed and misguided and ill advised approach.

But on the visit.

Pakistan must send very strong signals to the USA. This visit must be treate…

The Sharifs of Ram Gully day Naal Aali Gully Or From Ram Gully to Raiwind

This is a harsh narration about the Sharif's and how they became so rich and powerful from their humble origins in Ram Gully to their  ugly pretentiousness of Raiwind.

This is based on narrations from people who have known the family from the time they came to Pakistan, from people who know them well, both civilian and military and what is now available on public record. I am merely narrating what I have heard.

Nawaz Sharif's dad was known by many names.

First as  "Mian duaani aala" because he used to bribe the peons outside the government offices with a "Two Anna Coin" Duaani as we called it, a square coin with rounded edges. Then as "Mian Uthanni" bribing junior clerks with the eight Anna coin. Then "Mian Gutter Chor" as they would buy back the "gutter covers" from the legions of young boys they paid to steal the gutters they themselves supplied to Lahore Municipality.

The above and some of the later mentioned early history…

Pakistan's real tragedy - A short note.

By Haider Mehdi.

Pakistan's real tragedy are those amongst us, the educated and the well informed who, despite everything, defend this terribly evil man, Nawaz and his version of democracy and the terrible system he and Zardari and the likes of Dar represent. Perhaps even worse are those who remain silent. As said Edmund Burke. "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men (women) to do nothing! This to me, is our tragedy. Those with eyes which cannot see.
Those with ears which cannot hear.
Those with minds which cannot think.
Those with a conscience, now long dead. This is our tragedy. Our tragedy is not the tens of thousands of illiterates who flocked to listen to Nawaz's "Mujhay kiyun Nikala", but the consciously dead amongst us. Those who know. It is they who we will hold responsible if a terrible fate befalls us. Because it is they who knowingly and consciously defended a criminal and a terrible system for their own personal, self centered,…

If wishes were horses, beggars would be....

By Syed Haider Raza Mehdi

I think it's getting close to one Qabar and two bodies.

Nawaz's aim is political martyrdom. As long as he controls the party he will continue to create chaos.
But, as history tells us, this great land of Punjab knows which side of the paratha has more ghee. And with each passing day as the power struggles between the brothers Sharifs and other groups within PMLN  intensify we will see his grip loosening. This will make Nawaz and especially Princess Tubelight Maryam Safdar, even more desperate and they will resort to desperate measures.

To understand Nawaz one only has to recall his instructions to Sohail Zia Butt many years ago.
Butt saheb Thoray jeean golian sholian....thay Thora jiaa khoon kharrapa! Therefore, I have a feeling of great disquiet. A sense of, God Forbid, a major urban terrorist attack and or some highly potent acts of violence. Perhaps even attempts at assassinations. These could be across, political, ethnic, sectarian and religious…