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America & Pakistan – A Saga of Love & Hate

Donald Trump must come clean on following accounts before expecting anything further from Pakistan:

1. Which peace loving country created
Al-Qaeda & ISIS? Was it Pakistan or America?

2. Which country (Pakistan or America) recently ferried ISIS to Tora Bora mountains on unmarked helicopters in Afghanistan? And what was the purpose of bringing ISIS terrorists, near to the Pakistani borders?

3. Why India & Afghanistan, right under the nose of the US government forces, are using Afghan territory, for un-leashing state sponsored terrorism in Pakistan, which was also confirmed by the former US Secretary of defence?
In this regard, Pakistan has already provided a dossier on Kalbhushan Yadev, giving details of the Indian state sponsored terrorism, which is an irrefutable proof of India’s state sponsored terrorist activities in Pakistan.

4. Why India is protesting against Pakistani efforts of constructing wall/fencing on Pak-Afghan borders, to stop terrorists being launched from Afghanistan into Pakistan? Are the Indians and Afghans afraid that with the building of wall/fencing, the excuse/propaganda that the terrorists are coming into Afghanistan from Pakistan’s territory, will no longer be tenable?

5. Why India is not protesting against Donald Trump’s plans of constructing wall along the border of Mexico?

6. Why and with which intentions US senators are meeting Indian sponsored terrorist, Altaf Hussain, in London, knowing fully well that he was the top fugitive of Pakistan, responsible for thousands of targeted killings and innumerable terror activities in Pakistan? Should Pakistan take these meetings as acts of friendship from the US, with which it has joined hands, for the last many decades, against fighting the Russian invasion of Afghanistan; and later on, in the WOT, which has so far caused loss of lives of over 60,000 Pakistanis killed, many more injured and cumulative financial losses of over a trillion dollars to its economy?

7. What will be the reaction of US government, if Pakistani law makers meet US’s enemy sponsored terrorists?

8. US must come clean and let the world and Pakistan, very clearly know, whether US is with Pakistan or with those terrorists and terror sponsoring countries, who are spreading terrorism, chaos and instability in Pakistan?

9. US must also tell the world, what it has done and is doing, to stop terrorists, launched by the Indian and Afghan governments, from Afghanistan into Pakistan?

10. US must also tell Pakistan, why it reneged from its promise with Pervaiz Musharraf’s government, in lieu of Pakistan’s total cooperation in WOT; that India will not have any role in Afghanistan’s war?

11. Does Donald Trump thinks that peace in south east Asia is possible, without resolving the Kashmir issue, according to the UN resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiris?

12. Why Donald Trump does not condemn state sponsored terrorism of Indian government, over the Kashmiris and why India is not censured and threatened with US sanctions, over its war crimes in Kashmir, genocide/lynching of Muslims in India (as a state policy to please hard liner Hindus and terrorist organisation RSS), over cows issue; and grave human rights violations, against minorities and low cast Hindus, all over India?

13. Why Donald Trump is embracing Narendra Modi, whose hands are soaked with the blood/genocide/holocaust of thousands of Muslims, brutally killed in Gujarat, under his direct orders, which immediately resulted in ban on grant of US visa, to Narendra Modi?

14. Donald Trump and the US government must not forget that any aid it gave to Pakistan’s military, was not a favour, but to enable Pakistani military, to fight the US IMPOSED WOT.

15. Donald Trump should also not forget that the few billion dollars it paid to Pakistan for GLOC (ground lines of communications) was not a favour or charity, but were reimbursements.

16. Rather, it was Pakistan which gave to the US a big favour/charity of many more billions of dollars, by charging extremely low rates for the GLOC, as compared with the Russian States; and also don’t forget Pakistani huge charity to the US (about which Pakistan never mentioned unlike Donald Trump) for not charging a single penny, for the use of Pakistani air space. Hope the US government knows very well how much it paid to the Turkish government, for use of the Turkish air space, during Iraq war, for a very short time.

17. Hope the US government and Donald Trump knows how much it owes to Pakistan, for saving US troops from being lynched in Somalia?

18. In view of the foregoing, it is now for Donald Trump and his government to decide, once for all, whether the US is a friend or foe of Pakistan? But remember, from now onwards, the US can not be a foe of Pakistan, pretending to be its friend, as well.
Pakistan has had enough; and it can no more be deceived, to put its existence on line, to fight wars for others and take their flak, as well.

19. Last but not the least, for decades and decades, almost every American/world civil and military leader has appreciated Pakistan’s role and it’s unparalleled sacrifices, as a front line state during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and during the ongoing WOT, for the last over sixteen years.

20. In view of the foregoing, it is now for Donald Trump and his government to decide, once for all, whether the US is a friend or foe of Pakistan? But remember, from now onwards, the US can not be a foe of Pakistan, pretending to be its friend, as well.
Pakistan has had enough; and it can no more be deceived, to put its existence on line, to fight wars for others and take their flak, as well.

 
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Open Letter to PCB..!

Posted by Syed Nayyar Uddin on July 26, 2017 in Cricket, My Views, Pakistan, Sports

All the members of the BOG PCB.

Dear Sirs,

As reported in the media that the last and final meeting of the current BOG of the PCB is scheduled to be held on Friday, 28 July, 2017 at Lahore.

In this regard, your kind attention is invited to the following extremely important unfinished agenda of your tenure.

1. The PSL management paid ENTIRE income of PSL-1 to the five franchises (about $4.5 million) from the following three income sources clubbed as pool money.

1. Gate money.
2. Sponsorship.
3. Media rights.

Now, the question is, if at all this whole pool money amount of about $4.5 million or about Rs.45 crore
was to be divided among the all stake holders, why PCB was NOT considered as one of the stake holder, and why only 5 franchises were considered the stake holders?Whereas, originally PCB contributed $5.0 million, as seed money; and franchises, individually, on an average, just contributed only $1.86 million to start the PSL project. The total reported amount of five franchises collected by the PSL was $9.3 million or Rs.93 crore.

Why PCB was given only Rs.4 crore as pre tax profit; and PCB thrown out and left out from its major share of income, from the pool money of about Rs.45 crore?

Here, it is extremely important repeat, extremely important that how PCB’s ORIGINAL seed money share ($5.0 million) which was 53.763%, was manipulatively mentioned as VERY LITTLE,(to justify entire or 100% pool money payment to the franchises), at the website of the PCB quoted as below:

Quote. “PCB invested very little as seed money in the project while the Franchisees invested $9.3m in the form of franchise fee to PCB.” Unquote.

2. In addition to the above payment mentioned at # 1, PCB paid $2.2 million or about Rs.22 crore (without stipulating in the agreement of the franchises), because on PCB’s website

Link..http://www.pcb.com.pk/faqs-pakistan-super-league-pvt-ltd.html

it is stated that expenses paid to the franchises AS PLEDGED DURING MARKETING PRESENTATIONS.

Here, the following two extremely serious financial and Audit violations were committed in payment of $2.2 million or about Rs.22 crore to the five franchises:

a). Since payment of such a huge amount was not MENTIONED in the franchise agreement, the release of such payment was highly irregular, unlawful and illegal.

The facts of highly irregular, unlawful and illegal payments from the profits of PCB can be verified from the following statement, published by the PCB at its website (link provided above) quoted as below:

Quote. “PCB reimbursed them to the tune of $2.2m out of its own profits in order to reduce their losses as pledged during marketing presentations before the process of sale of franchise rights.” Unquote.

b). The release of the above mentioned payment of $2.2 million or about Rs.22 crore from the profits of the PCB to the five franchises, becomes even more gravely irregular, illegal and unlawful act, because NO audit of the franchises was conducted by the PCB/PSL authorities, to verify the genuineness of the expenses of the franchises.

In view of the above details of about Rs.67 crores loss caused to the PCB, the honourable members must demand satisfactory answers from the concerned PCB/PSL officials/PCB’s Audit Committee members/External and Internal Auditors of the PCB; and also these Audit Reports and specific answers to the above questions must be brought to the notice of the public, through media and posted on the website of the PCB, as per transparent and good management practices.

Last but not the least, the nation also demands the answers of the following questions from the honourable members of BOG of the PCB.

1. Why Mr. Mr. Najam Sethi did not resign on the following issues.

a). When recently ICC reverted back from the Big3 formula, which was so vehemently supported/voted by Mr.Najam Sethi, despite severe opposition from the Pakistani people, which considered it a big insult and humiliation for Pakistan, to vote in the ICC, for the Indian hegemony and toeing behind India.

b). When, even after voting for the Indian plan of Big3 in the ICC, PCB failed to get that amount ($150 million) of increased share from the ICC’s revenue, which Mr. Najam Sethi is on record to have very boldly informed the nation that the PCB has been elevated in the ICC as Big4; and now instead of $100 million it will get $150 million. What actually happened that as reported by the media, PCB got even less payment from the ICC 2015 ODI World Cup, than the 2011 ODI World Cup.

2. Mr. Najam Sethi also owe answers to the nation (before getting elevation as chairman PCB) on the following accounts:

a). When he had CONCRETE prior information about the spot fixing in ensuing PSL-2 matches, why he did not took preemptive action to nip the evil in bud?
His video statement that he decided that it was spot fixing and not match fixing, should be considered a tacit approval, to let our players defame and destroy the image and reputation of Pakistan, at an international stage?

b). Why PSL/PCB has not taken action against those franchise managements whose maximum number of players have been named in the spot fixing?

c). What is the reason that about
10-12 Pakistani players names have cropped up in the spot fixing scandal of PSL-2, but 100% foreign players are clean and out of this issue, despite the fact that Mr. Najam Sethi had prior concrete information of spot fixing?

d). Does Mr. Najam Sethi has any idea about how much this scandal has defamed Pakistan and damaged our national prestige and image?
Then why FIA was stopped to probe the matter of national interest, on the pretext of ICC’s objection, but at the same time the PCB did not hesitate taking help from the crime agency of the UK?

e). It it a fact that the final match of PSL-2 held at Lahore, resulted in gate money of about Rs.18 crore; and the combined gate money of 24 PSL-1 matches in 2016, was Rs.11 crore.

f) Will the honourable members of the BOG of the PCB, liked to be informed, why they were asked to give approval for the separation of PSL from PCB, in shape of a private company, when the country rules did not permit such an act, and on what grounds the said idea has been now shelved by the PCB?

Best Regards,

Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad

PS:
Following details copied from the PCB’s website:

PCB website link:-

Link..http://www.pcb.com.pk/faqs-pakistan-super-league-pvt-ltd.html
Q: Did the PCB make a loss or profit from the first edition of PSL?

Ans: PCB invested very little as seed money in the project while the Franchisees invested $9.3m in the form of franchise fee to PCB. Upon conclusion of all PSL accounts, PCB earned $2.6m profit before tax, while the Franchisees, as expected, showed losses on their initial investment. Being cognizant of this fact, PCB reimbursed them to the tune of $2.2m out of its own profits in order to reduce their losses as pledged during marketing presentations before the process of sale of franchise rights. But the franchisees benefited from a significant rise in the value of their assets, called capital gain, by over 100% and they were able to cash in on this dimension by getting major brand name sponsors and media houses on board. It may be noted that 6 out of 8 IPL teams, for example, even after 8 seasons, are still operating under heavy losses. International Sports Management company Repucom recently briefed the PSL franchisees on how much the value of their asset has risen, which has raised the prospect of auctioning more teams at above the values obtained from the earlier round of auctions for the five teams.

 
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Modi’s India must stop genocide of Muslim minority in the name of cow..!

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Since 2014, when #Modi, the #butcher of #Muslims in #Gujrat, became #PM of #India, #cow #terrorism has resulted in 32 mob attacks which have resulted in #genocide/#lynching of 23 Muslims, all over India.
Modi is running a systematic campaign to advance his political agenda to kill, harass and subjugate about 250 million Muslims in India, to perpetuate his rule on kill, hate and humiliate Muslims in India; and hurl threats of all sorts, including stoppage of water, against Pakistan policy, which is a very popular slogan/doctrine, among the majority of Hindu #RSS (#Hindu terrorist organisation) extremists and hardliners in India, who have even suppressed the voices of protests of moderate Hindus of India.
Virtually, moderate Indians have become hostage of the 21st century #Hitler (Modi).
Just like Hitler, Modi is unleashing a #Holocaust of the unimaginable physical and mental torture, for the 250 million Muslims of India.
Now, this situation has reached such a level that entire, repeat entire 250 million population of Muslims in India, have become virtual prisoners of terror of Modi’s anti-Muslim policy.
Recently, #UN declared the Muslims of #Rohingya, as the most persecuted minority of the world. The fact is that the 250 million Muslims of India, are now the most persecuted, harassed and humiliated minority of the world, going through the #Holocaust, which is the policy tool of Modi, since, he was the CM of province of Gujarat.
Under the circumstances, it is the utmost duty of all the politicians and Pakistanis to urge upon the government of Pakistan to:

– To take up these very serious human rights violations issue at all forums of the world, in coordination with and cooperation of the OIC.

– Immediately take up this extremely serious humanitarian issue with the International Court of Justice, for issuing urgent orders to safe guard the lives of Muslims in India, by appointment a commission for reporting on monthly basis to the ICJ, about the status of Holocaust against Muslims in India.

– File a separate case of War Crimes against the Indian government and military personnel, at the War Crimes court at the Hague, for their war crimes against Kashmiris since 1990, which are very well documented by the Amnesty International and other such world agencies. Simultaneously, Pakistan should try Indian officials and generals for War Crimes, just like the Turkish courts tried the Israelis, after Gaza blockade crisis.

– Just like the Israeli Gaza blockade policy, Indians are committing genocide of Kashmiris, by a well planned policy of starving/cutting off supplies of milk for infants, medicines for the sick and foods etc., for the Muslim population of Kashmir, with extremely long and unending curfews. As such, emulating Turkey (a non-nuclear state) which took head on Israel (a nuclear state) by sending flotilla of relief goods to the Gaza residents; Pakistan should also send/air drop relief supplies to the starving Kashmiris, in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (which is not an Indian territory).

– We must not forget that currently a very serious Indo-China military conflict is brewing at the Sikkim, Bhutan and China border, where both India and China have already sent troops reinforcements. So, this is the best time, Modi’s government can be forced to face justice.

 
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A Pakistani riposte of the Indo-US joint statement..!

Pakistan immediately demands from India to ensure that RAW and Afghanistan is not used to launch terrorist attacks on Pakistan; as already confessed by the Indian agent Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, awaiting execution after award of his death sentence, on account of his terrorist activities on Pakistani soil.

Pakistan further demands from the Indian government to expeditiously bring to justice those responsible:

– For the massacre of thousands of Muslims in Gujarat under the command and execution of the present day Indian PM and the then CM of the Gujarat province, Narendra Modi, after which it is on record of the American government that visa to visit America was not allowed to Modi, because of the very specific reason that USA government knew that Modi’s hands were soaked with the blood of the Muslims.

– The perpetrators of the Babri Mosque demolition, which resulted in riots in India and subsequent killings of thousands of Muslims.

– Manslaughter of Pakistani Muslim passengers in India, in Samjhota Express train burning genocide.

– War crimes of killing and inhuman torture of over one million Muslim Kashmiris in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, which are very well documented by the Amnesty International and other world organisations.

– Mass level ethnic cleansing of Muslims in India on the flimsy and utterly false pretext of beef issue.

– Cross-border terrorist attacks in Pakistan, perpetrated by Afghanistan-based Indian RAW agents based at Indian consulates in Afghanistan, which acts are even confirmed by the Ex. US Secretary of Defence and other officials.
Link:- http://m.timesofindia.com/india/all-is-well-trump-modi-skirt-trade-wrinkles-to-enhance-geo-strategic-ties/articleshow/59330929.cms

 
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Red Letter Day..!

Posted by Syed Nayyar Uddin on June 19, 2017 in Cricket, My Views, Pakistan, Sports

Victory in the Mother of all matches..!

Yesterday, Allah Blessed Pakistan with a miraculous, resounding and thumping victory over India, at the Oval cricket ground London.

Ultimately, this match turned into a Fakhar Zaman Vs India affair.

18 June, 2017 will always be remembered as a red letter day, in the sporting history of Pakistan.

Heartiest congratulations to the entire Pakistani nation and the cricket lovers all over the world, on Pakistan’s almost one sided victory in the final match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, against defending champions India.

This is not simply a victory of a better team, which pulverised and outplayed the former champions, in every department of the game, with clinical precision.

No one can imagine that a team whose country is continuously fighting deadly war against terror for the last 17 years (which is more than the combined time of 12 years of WW 1 [1914-18] & WW 2 1939-45], a county whose economy has been shattered, a country where no foreign cricket team visited for a series since the year 2009, a country whose team was the lowest ranked in the trophy line up has comprehensively, repeat comprehensively beaten the top ranked world teams of South Africa, Sri Lanka, England and India to emerge as the world champions. This speaks volumes about the sporting talent in Pakistan.

The passion with which our team fielded, bowled and batted in this Champions Trophy final game, was unmatched and reminiscent of the days of creation of Pakistan, during the year of 1947.

The whole nation was united by these Champions Trophy cricket matches, like it was, during the 1965 war, against India.

Nothing unites our nation like sports.

Sports has the power to change Pakistan…it has the power to inspire.
It has the power to unite Pakistani people in a way that little else does.

It speaks to the Pakistani youth in a language they understand.

Sports can create hope for the entire Pakistani nation, where once there was only despair, lawlessness, hunger, poverty, drugs, suicide bombings and alarming increase of suicides, due to the economic hardships.

Sports is more powerful than government in breaking down the menace of terrorism, which can only be cured with the mobilisation of youth and channelising its energies towards positive and healthy activities of sports.

However, it has been observed that for the current and previous governments of Pakistan, sports has never been, even the lowest priority.

Resultantly, It is no secret that how politics coupled with corruption, has spoiled the sports in the country, which has earned the DUBIOUS distinction of the worlds BIGGEST nation, NOT to have earned a single medal in the Olympics, since the year 1994. While, much smaller and poorer countries like Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Kenya, have proved that winning medals at international level is just a matter of commitment, dedication and simple hard work, sans politics.

Now, the time has come to immediately take necessary steps for investment in sports and youth of our country, which can easily catapult Pakistan, as top sports power of the world.

 

 
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Beware of the mistakes..!

Posted by Syed Nayyar Uddin on June 18, 2017 in Cricket, My Views, Pakistan, Sports

Pakistan must not repeat the following mistakes during the final match on Sunday which it committed on June 4, 2017 CT match played vs India.

1. Inclusion of Wahab Riaz in the team. WR proved most expensive bowler in the history of the CT, by giving 87 runs in 8.4 overs. He gave 11 fours and 2 sixes.
The total number of fours and sixes in the Indian innings were 27 and 10 respectively.

2. Dropping of Junaid Khan who in previous matches always bowled better, against the Indian team.

3. Inclusion in team of Imad Wasim and allowing him to bowl the opening overs was the worst mistake of the match.
Imad Wasim was the most expensive bowler after Wahab Riaz who gave 66 runs in his 9.1 overs @7.20 runs per over without taking any wicket.
Imad Wasim also wasted 5 balls and got out on zero.

4. While the Indians gave us a target which required scoring 6.64 runs per over (at more than 100% strike rate) our top six batsmen (except Shoaib Malik) scored runs at much lower strike rate, detailed as below:

Azhar Ali     50 Runs Strike Rate 76.92
Ahmad S     12 Runs Strike Rate 54.54
Babar A         8 Runs Strike Rate 66.66
M Hafeez    33 Runs Strike Rate 76.74
S Malik      15 Runs Strike Rate 166.66
Sarfaraz      15 Runs Strike Rate 93.75

5. Our team played 115 Dot balls out of 202 balls, which comes to almost 60%.
This means we practically consumed 30 overs as Dot balls, in a 50 overs match.

5. When fast bowlers are dominating over batsmen with their aggressive spells, the captain must think proactively and keep two or even three fielders in the slips. Remember, we missed a catch in second slip of Rohit Sharma at 14 and then he went on to score 91 runs.

6. In the last four overs, we gave a record 72 runs, out of which Imad Wasim bowled 2 overs and gave 44 runs.

7. Not playing a hard hitting batsman and pacer Fahim Ashraf and wrong selection of Imad Wasim against the Indian team, which loves batting against the spinners, was the most expensive mistake of the Pakistani team management.

Wishing best of luck to the Pakistani team at the CT17 final match to be played at the Oval ground of London, on 18 June, 2017.

 

 
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Recipe for Winning the Final Match vs India of CT17

Posted by Syed Nayyar Uddin on June 16, 2017 in Cricket, My Views, Pakistan, Sports

We can beat India only by out of box thinking, ruthless positive approach and aggressive intents, with no place for orthodox or emotional thinking.

1. Sarfraz Ahmad must open with left handed Fakhar Zaman.
2. We must attack in all the three departments of batting, bowling and fielding.
3. We must utilise Ahmad Shahzad as substitute fielder at all times.
4. We must brain wash our fielders that run outs are created; rather than waiting for the opponent batsmen to make mistakes. As such, our fielders should pounce upon and try to run out Indian batsmen on slightest chance of a run out, without any fear of over throws. Hence, all fielders should consider themselves as a member of the bowling unit.
5. We must play first 10 overs with a positive mind and in a very aggressive manner, with 100 runs target in mind.
6. We must not allow run rate to come down due to the fall of wickets, which will, in any case fall, during the innings.
7. Singles are as important as boundaries. Hence, minimise DOT balls.
8. Indian bowler BUMRAH is an expert in Yorkers. We must practice hard for playing Yorkers.
9. For playing the moving ball, watch the ball till the last moment.
10. Keep maximum overs of Amir reserved for bowling at Kohli, who is very uncomfortable playing his bowling, particularly Amir’s over pitch balls.
11. For first 10 overs keep one fielder posted at extra cover or mid off position, on the boundary line.
12. We must try to get the Indians all out by placement of aggressive and smart fielding and in this regard, we should not be afraid of sacrificing few runs for the bigger cause of getting Indian batsmen out.
13. Our fast bowlers must, repeat must, bowl maximum Yorkers, as Junaid Khan splendidly did against the South African batsmen.
14. At the Oval ground the pitch will be 100% perfect for batting, with no help for leg spin wrist bowling. Hence, inclusion of Fahim Ashraf over the leg spinner, should be the logical choice. Otherwise also never forget that the Indians are masters of milking the spinners.
15. Our selection of team should be on the best formula of horses for courses; rather than going on the adage of don’t change the winning combination.
16. The batting order may be shuffled as following, from the squad of 15.
1. Sarfaraz Ahmad
2. Fakhar Zaman
3. Babar Azam
4. Muhammad Hafeez
5. Shoaib Malik
6. Fahim Ashraf
7. Imad Wasim
8. Muhammad Amir
9. Hasan Ali
10. Ruman Raes
11. Junaid Khan

12. Ahmad Shahzad
13. Shadab Khan
14. Haris Suhail
15. Azhar Ali

 

 
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Charge of the Sarfaraz Brigade..!

Posted by Syed Nayyar Uddin on June 12, 2017 in Cricket, My Views, Pakistan, Sports

Sri Lankan cricket team in its current form is a very tenacious and hard nut to crack.

No team can beat them by giving a target of even 400 runs to chase.

The only way to beat the current Sri Lankan team, is to starve them from scoring runs by bowling Yorkers after Yorkers after Yorkers by our paceman, wicket to wicket bowling by our spinners and an out of this world fielding display by our fielders.

In a nut shell, it means that we should take charge of the game, right from the word go, by an all out attacking plan while bowling, with placing even three slip fielders, as and when required.

Today, since it is a knockout match, we have to think out of the box and adopt the policy of offence is the best defence.

In this regard, we must be aggressive even in our team selection and batting order.

We must include and play Fahim Ashraf and open our innings with Fakhar Zaman and Sarfaraz Ahmad.

Our boys have the potential to not only beat the Sri Lankan team today, but they can beat any team in the semi-final and final matches. The only condition is that the planning of our team management and execution of our captain in the field, must be based on the belief that plans never fail, actually, we fail to plan.

The team management and players must be told that “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and EXPECT to win”.

Finally, our boys under the dynamite leadership of Sarfraz Ahmad, should attack the opponent team, in every department of the game; that history should remember this match as charge of the Sarfaraz brigade, on 12th June, 2017.

 

 
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How to Win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017?

Posted by Syed Nayyar Uddin on June 8, 2017 in Cricket, My Views, Pakistan, Sports

 

MashaAllah great achievement of our team, led by a tiger with his aggressive captaincy, to beat South Africa  the world # 1 ranking team of the ODI.

1. Fahim Ashraf must be considered to be included in the team for next matches, because the difference to the performance of our team was clearly visible, by the carefree batting of just one new comer namely, Fakhr Zaman.

2. Moreover, Azhar Ali is a load on our ODI team combination; and has badly disturbed the balance and performance of our team.

3. Remember, if we have to WIN this tournament, we need more than just ONE aggressive batsmen like Fakhar Zaman; and another aggressive hitter, namely, Fahim Ashraf must be included in the team. Every time rain will NOT come to our rescue.
Moreover, to expect from Fakhr Zaman to fire in every innings, will also not be a wise planning.
InshaAllah, we have to  settle score with India in the final match; and another pinch hitter like Fahim Ashraf, has the ability to destroy the bowling of the opponents.

4. Now, only positive and aggressive thinking, planning and execution can make us the world champions.
As such, after the victory against the world # 1 ranked South African team, we must not look back, as we did in the 1992 ODI World Cup, after defeating the NewZealand’s most favourite team of that time.

In this regard, please note:

a). Yesterday in our match against SA the excellent yorker bowling by our pacers, was a main factor in puzzling and containing the world class SA batsmen, to a very low total of 219.
As such, please give more and more practise to our pacers to bowl even more yorkers in the coming matches, as pitches are perfect and very batsmen friendly.
b). Although, wicket was not taking turn and balls were not spinning a great deal, yet our spinners got more wickets, simply, because they bowled straight and wicket to wicket.
Since, Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Imad Wasim have bowled in a much improved manner; slow and spin bowling spells, Shadab can be rested for SL match and Fahim Ashraf can be included in the team.
c). In the fielding department our teams catching, especially holding the high catches coming at the out field, has shown much improvement. However, throwing from out field to keeper and at stumps, still needs lot of improvement, if we have to become the champion.
As such, more intense practice is needed in these areas as explained above.
Since, research has proved that one bounce throws have more chances of hitting the stumps, for run outs, than the direct aerial throws, our fielders must practice more, hitting the stumps, with one bounce throws.
d). Yesterday, newcomer Fakhar Zaman, gave a lesson to our senior players that how to steal singles while running between the wickets with the speed of a bullet; and also how to convert singles into doubles. If we have to be the world champion, we (all our batsmen) must practice hard to rotate the strike and spread panic into the opponent camp, by snatching singles and doubles, where apparently there was no score.
This will instantly demoralise the opponent fielders and there will be no need for hitting a boundary, on every second ball.

 

e). Last but not the least, captain Sarfaraz Ahmad must promote himself in the batting order.

 

 
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How to Build Economy of Pakistan Without Loans and Exorbitant Taxation?

If anyone thinks that Pakistan’s economic turnaround can be achieved with the loans and policies of the World Bank, the IMF plus its current team of managers incharge of Pakistan’s economy, then probably, he was not aware of the fact these agencies and people have only one solution in their minds, which consists of three components:

~ Obtaining more and more loans from every possible avenue

~ Increasing number of taxes and their rates

~ Launching amnesty Schemes

As a common sense, giving fresh loans to repay the old loans, is no favour to Pakistan (which was already badly traumatised in every way by continuously fighting War on Terror since the year 2001) from any lending agency.

These loan giving agencies, if they really wanted to help a war ravaged Pakistan, which was fighting their imposed war on terror (WOT), as a front line state of the world, should have given special moratorium on loan instalment payments, for at least a decade to Pakistan. But, as a typical Economy Destroyer Agencies, IMF etc., further trapped a hapless nation, deeper into their debts, with exorbitantly high interest rates.

To further add to the economic problems of the country, the economy management team of Pakistan, kept on increasing the inflation, by enhancing tax/utilities rates and imposing new taxes with every conceivable scheme in their minds.

These merciless tzars, further devised money whitening schemes to make the rich criminals, who built their fortunes by evading taxes, look innocent in the eyes of the law.

Now, our economic malaise has reached such a stage that business as usual, is going to jeopardise our statehood, not in years, but in months.

The degree of the sovereignty of a country, is directly proportional to the state of the economy of that nation. Actually, in constant growth & development lies our salvation.

Moreover, we Pakistanis must know, that without any doubt, the easiest and surest way of moving ahead, is to stand on our own feet.

Foreign expensive loans may keep us afloat, but will never allow us to swim and reach the shores of the economic stability. To seek fresh loans, to repay the old loans, is a sure recipe of disaster for any economy.

According to a research [published by the Guardian dated 14 January, 2017] ( https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/jan/14/aid-in-reverse-how-poor-countries-develop-rich-countries?CMP=share_btn_fb ) of the US-based Global Financial Integrity (GFI) and the Centre for Applied Research at the Norwegian School of Economics for every $1 of aid that developing countries receive, they lose $24 in net outflows. Now, one can easily imagine that if, aid can rip apart the economy of the developing countries in such a rampant manner, how cruelly the loans must be looting and destroying the economy of the loans recipient nations.

Similarly, the above research also exposed the economic crimes of the multinational companies, wherein, they indulged in novel ways of loot and plunder of the developing nations, quoted as below:

Quote.”Multinational companies also steal money from developing countries through “same-invoice faking”, shifting profits illegally between their own subsidiaries by mutually faking trade invoice prices on both sides. For example, a subsidiary in Nigeria might dodge local taxes by shifting money to a related subsidiary in the British Virgin Islands, where the tax rate is effectively zero and where stolen funds can’t be traced.

The above research also states the solution of the economic exploitation of the developing nations quoted as below:

Quote.”Poor countries don’t need charity. They need justice. And justice is not difficult to deliver. We could write off the excess debts of poor countries, freeing them up to spend their money on development instead of interest payments on old loans; we could close down the secrecy jurisdictions, and slap penalties on bankers and accountants who facilitate illicit outflows; and we could impose a global minimum tax on corporate income to eliminate the incentive for corporations to secretly shift their money around the world.” Unquote.

For the policy makers of Pakistan who are convinced that we can not survive without loans from the World Bank and IMF etc., the following extract from Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 92: The World Bank vs. the World’s Poor
Link:- https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa092.pdf

Must be an eye opener which clearly states that $1 from the World Bank brings in $4 from the rest of the world.

Quote.
“Has the World Bank helped the Third World? Some countries have benefited, but most of the long-term aid recipients have only ended up with heavy debt loads, swollen public sectors, and overvalued exchange rates. Instead of spurring reform, most aid programs have simply allowed governments to perpetuate their mistakes. As one IMF official described the impact of foreign aid on Zambia, “It is fair to say that what we have done is to allow Zambia to maintain a standard of living for its civil servants [whose payroll amounts to 20 percent of the country’s gross domestic product] which is totally out of sync with the rest of the economy.”[128]
After scores of structural and sector adjustment loans, and after thousands of “reform covenants” in bank project loans, most LDCs still have policies that would qualify them for an economic insane asylum. If the bank has been unable to straighten out Third World economic policies after disbursing over one hundred billion dollars in loans and handouts, what chance is there that increased bank lending will correct these problems in the future?

The World Bank’s activities have been especially harmful because of its indiscriminate use of its “seal of approval.” Barber Conable recently bragged, “Look at the foreign aid program: the World Bank is one of the most cost-effective elements, largely because $1 from the World Bank brings in $4 from the rest of the world.”[129] Conable judged the bank’s cost-effectiveness solely by the amount of resources transferred to Third World governments, with no concern for how those resources are used and abused. The bank routinely exhorts Western banks to continue lending to LDCs even after those countries have effectively defaulted on previous loans.

The World Bank has had a destabilizing influence on the international financial system; it has encouraged huge expansions of doubtful loans, failed to encourage reductions in lending when its research departments should have spotted warning signs, and dogmatically viewed all transfers of resources as inherently beneficial. But the ultimate question is, Are more bad loans good for the world economy?

World Bank loans either go directly to the recipient government or must be guaranteed by the government. Thus, World Bank aid inevitably increases the politicization of Third World economies–even while bank economists lecture on the need for politicians to stop throttling the marketplace. The costs of politicizing aid are far greater than the cost of interest payments on private credit.

The bank claims that it needs to provide more aid to Third World economies to help them grow. But the bank itself is based on an outdated theory of development economics, which assumes that all Third World economies need for growth is to be provided with capital handouts and modern technology.[130] Now that economists are beginning to realize that domestic economic policies are more important for growth than international welfare is, the World Bank no longer has a clear rationale for existing.

Critics assert that adjustment requires austerity and that the developed nations must give LDC governments extra aid to help them adjust. But in most cases what is needed is not belt tightening but simply that governments loosen the noose that is strangling their own economies. It is not belt tightening to allow farmers to receive market value for their crops, thus greatly increasing harvests. It is not belt tightening to stop arbitrarily seizing the assets of private businesses. It is not belt tightening to privatize the operations of state-owned companies that are sinking the government’s budget. It is not belt tightening to reduce tax rates that are so high as to choke off income-generating activity. And it is not belt tightening to remove the pervasive restrictions on foreign investment that characterize almost all the Third World’s troubled debtors.

The case is often made that loans to LDCs should be increased because capital can be used better in the Third World. This advice may be well received in freshman economics classes, but it is unconvincing to anyone who has visited Tanzania. As Harvard demographer Nicholas Eberstadt observed, “The rights to private property, personal liberty, due processes and even to life itself are routinely ignored or violated by the overwhelming majority of sub-Saharan states.”[131] If a government is not trustworthy, how can it expect to be judged creditworthy?

For much of Latin America, the debt crisis would be largely “solved” if the citizens decided that the government could be trusted and called home tens of billions of dollars in “flight capital” that they had placed overseas to avoid expropriation. If a country’s own citizens don’t trust their government, why should the World Bank squander Western tax dollars subsidizing it?

Third World economic development would be aided more by foreign investment than by World Bank welfare. Yet as World Bank aid has increased, more and more countries have created barriers to foreign investment, thereby retarding their own development.

Five World Bank borrowers–Peru, Nicaragua, Syria, Guyana, and Liberia–have effectively defaulted on their bank loans.[132] Yet the bank wants to expand its lending in order to keep a net positive flow of assets to its debtors– to continue giving them $5 so they can repay $3. This may be in the bank’s interest but it benefits no one else.

The bank was created because commercial banks were leery of lending to sovereign governments. In the past 20 years, private lending to sovereign governments has exploded. If the private credit market for sovereign borrowers has any fault, it is that it is too generous to doubtful governments. In almost every case, World Bank loans now go either to countries that squander the money or to countries that could obtain private loans.

What the bank can do that private lenders cannot or will not do is provide money on easy terms to uncreditworthy borrowers. But every bank handout increases a recipient government’s ability to act irresponsibly and sabotage its own economy and reduces its need to rely on private credit markets. As the bank’s report on exchange rates has shown, bank aid boosts a country’s real exchange rate, thus making it less likely that the country will become self-sufficient.

Who benefits now from the World Bank, aside from inept Third World rulers and the bank’s own employees?

A few years ago the bank was considering establishing a commercial affiliate that would borrow in world capital markets and lend to LDCs at a profit. This is a good idea for the bank as a whole. If the bank never gets another dollar from the U.S., West German, or Japanese treasuries, it will still be able to lend over $13 billion a year because of its huge reserves and repayments of previous loans.

The bank should be required to support itself by selling bonds and existing on its own creditworthiness. Once Western governments stopped handing out money to the bank, its obsession with its loan levels would cease, and it could begin to make sound economic judgments. It would no longer have an incentive to back unproductive projects and incorrigible kleptocracies.

Giving countries money that will be badly used is worse than not giving them any money at all. Empowering corrupt and inept politicians to rule over their people has nothing to do with real development.

Perpetual structural adjustment loans for politicians who perpetually maul their economies and impoverish their subjects are an exercise in futility. If real policy reforms are made, people will have genuine incentives to invest or to lend these governments money. And if no real reforms are made, giving them money will only continue to squander capital and postpone the day of reckoning.

The less money the bank has, the more likely it is that its net effect on development will be positive. As long as the bank suffers from its current “have money, must lend” syndrome, it will continue pouring billions into floundering socialist regimes, inefficient government corporations, and harebrained mass migration schemes. A poorer bank would be a wiser bank and a better friend to the Third World.” Unquote.

Since the World Bank and IMF knew very well that their fresh loans to repay old loans will further sink Pakistan economically, but still they wanted to expand their lending in order to keep a net positive flow of assets — they continued giving us $10 so we can repay them $6. This may be in the bank’s interest, but it was deadly poison for Pakistan .

Since, these loans were given to us with deliberate ill intentions, Pakistan must stop repayment of these loans, on the very strong plea of being ODIOUS loans.

Now, the time has come to separate the growth, development, education, eradication of poverty & security of Pakistan, from the politics, forever.

It has been a standard political tactics in the past, to put the blame on previous rulers, by all and sundry, to divert the attention of the masses, from own failures and governance incompetencies.

However, now we must put a full stop to this non-sense, which has wasted the entire past lifetime of Pakistan.

Since, its a matter of impending economic collapse of the country, for which all of us are responsible in one way or the other; we should decide to look forward and forgive and forget each others sins of the past; and take each and every segment and political force of the society in confidence, for a very transparent scheme of our future development.

In this connection, Mr. Steve Maraboli has very appropriately said that “Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You… Be Free… Share.”

Nothing can match the benefits of the collective wisdom. Let us build a new economically strong and politically stable Pakistan, by our collective decisions; knowing very well that no political party, group or institution is so strong, to run this country, single handedly, for a sustainable period, without the help and cooperation of each other.

We must also realise that our personal safety and better future lies in accommodating and cooperating with each other, with the sole aim of building a STRONG Pakistan, under the slogan “Re-born Pakistan”.

In this regard, it is suggested that, we should AIM to bring Pakistan by the year 2035, to the level at which Singapore was in the year 2010 (where country was developed first and politics allowed subsequently, not like Pakistan, where we have put the cart before the horse; and indulging in politics first and development of the country and society is the last priority).

All politics & other considerations should be made subservient to this TARGET for 2035, even if we have to abolish weekly holidays for the next 20 years & reduce our daily sleeping time to 6 hours.

All the stake holders, particularly, from the deprived sections of the society in Pakistan, must immediately come forward, for deciding about the direction of the future of the nation.

Biggest factor in any victory is self-confidence. Anti-thesis of terrorism is education, coupled with economic emancipation.

As such, the nation must embark upon the following agenda, to resurrect our economy without any further loss of time.

1. Request to all foreign donors for a 10 years moratorium, on all debt repayments by Pakistan, which is a frontline state of the world’s war on terror (WOT). Here, don’t forget that the world powers have totally written off loans of many countries, for much less cooperation than Pakistan, which is practically fighting their war, for more than a decade and a half.

2. 20% per annum reduction in all non-developmental government expenditures, plus total freeze in all perks paid from the national exchequer, involving foreign currency.

3. All government servants starting from the President, PM, Judges, military and civil personnel using official cars must use their vehicles for 10 years, before replacing it with new model.

4. Maximum tax rate on each and every type of income in Pakistan should be fixed at 10%. This will not only bring huge revenues to the government, but will also discourage the tax evasion tendencies.
The size of our undocumented economy is almost equal to the yearly budget of Pakistan.
The best way to minimise black money is not the launching of amnesty schemes, because the black money keeps flourishing after taking advantage of such facilities. If we really want to deal with the menace of undocumented economy on a permanent basis, the best way is to either eliminate taxes or reduce the rates of taxes to a minimum level i.e., not more than 10%. This low level of tax rate will not only spur an economic boom, but will also automatically encourage people towards paying the taxes; rather than giving bribes to the government officials, to save them from bigger payments of taxes.

5. Impart training of various modern skills to the country’s huge unskilled manpower for increasing the industrial and agricultural productivity, competitiveness, value addition & exports.

6. Special support and incentives for developing world class facilities for enhancing income from tourism sector, which should encompass religious, medical, educational, hunting, entertainment and traditional tourism, specially keeping in view how rapidly Dubai has become a world tourist destination by juxtaposing technology with innovative ideas.

7. Set a target for 20% per annum increase in foreign remittances, by offering innovative incentives to expatriate Pakistanis, which should even attract foreigners to park their money in Pakistan.

8. Outsource FBR functions (which will alone increase income by Rs.1000 billion) & IMPOSE FLAT 10% tax on ALL & EVERY TYPE OF INCOME (as already mentioned at 4. above), without any exemption (except for the security forces personnel, whose salaries may be doubled with expected receipt of un-precedented increase in revenues). This will not only reduce income tax burden on salaried class (with max. tax rate of 10%. Here don’t forget consultants are already paying 10% tax), but will also result in so much increase in revenues, to the extent that government will not require any tax fresh imposition, in the budget. Plus, the government will be able to give tax free salaries to all the armed forces, rangers, police and other security agencies personnel, who are shedding their blood, in fighting the menace of terrorism, for our and our children’s safe TOMORROW.

9. Pakistan’s Foreign policy is excellent in theory, perhaps the best in the world. However, this policy should be implemented in its true letter and spirit, with core emphasis on PEACE particularly with its neighbours; and Foreign Policy thrust and motto of all our diplomats should be that any and every action in their embassy, must result in the economic benefit of the country. Foreign missions exceeding their allocated targets of investments and remittances should be lavishly rewarded with monetary benefits.

10. Initiate steps (by imposing economic emergency specifically for austerity at every level) to bring each and every economic activity under document.

11. To attract huge world wide foreign exchange deposits from expatriate Pakistanis and foreigners, allow profit rate of 3% PA to be paid on half yearly basis, on Dollar and other specified foreign currency bank accounts in Pakistan. We should not forget that recently Pakistan borrowed at 3% from the IMF and sold Eurobonds at 8.25%.
Moreover, all ELIGIBLE NON-FILERS must not be penalised with any amount of taxation as they are LEGALLY not allowed to file returns as per law.

In this regard, very surprisingly our finance ministry has declared virtually the entire population of the nation as criminals in the eyes of taxation law, because, only just 1.12 million people in Pakistan are tax return filers and over 200 million or 20 crore residents are non filers and subjected to different, unjust and higher rates of taxation at almost every step of daily life, needs immediate reconsideration by the concerned in the government, wherein; crores of ladies, widows and men (above 20 crores to be precise) are wrongly and unlawfully declared as Non-Filers and subjected to unjust taxation.

Firstly, law of the land, allows all those retired persons who after retirement, have submitted three consecutive NIL tax statements, NOT to file any more tax statements. Then how come these persons are considered non-filers.

Secondly, all such type of persons, who are NOT required to lawfully submit Tax returns (like above 60% of the population which hardly earns $2 per day); are considered as illegal NON FILERS; and subjected to cruel and higher taxation rates, applicable to the non filers.

Just imagine, if a writ petition is filed in the public interest, how finance ministry will defend this tax coercion, from almost the 100% population of the country, because only about 11 lac people file tax returns.

Obviously, 100% of the country’s subjects can’t be termed as committing the crime of non-filing of tax returns. Hence, this is a discriminatory and bad law, which needs drastic and immediate review.

Our government can impose tax on its 100% population, but not in an unlawful and discriminatory manner, favouring handful of just 11 lac persons out of above 20 crore people of Pakistan.

 

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