New Social Contract for Pakistanis..!
What India achieved (after permission from Gen. PM allowed) with the sealing of Kashmir LOC & WB with a four layer fence system that it will get from its plans of sealing the entire International boundary with Pakistan by the year 2018?
My objection to the Indian fencing of the borders with Pakistan is that (despite such a fortified fencing already in place) after every incident in the IHC, Indians claim that Pakistani infiltrators were responsible.
In any case, for the Indians, Pakistan was responsible for the PK airbase attack, although, their DG BSF stated that there was NO breach in the border fencing.
India is still not absolving Pak from the responsibility of the PK airbase attack, despite the findings of their DIA that NO Pak government agency was involved in that incident.
According to the Indians, Pakistan was also responsible for the boat burning on 1st Jan 2015, despite DG coast guard saying that it was blown up by their on people in an exercise.
So, the fencing of border will not give Pakistan any respite, till such time, the Indians are fond of false flag attacks, and now they have gone a step further, by claiming a fake SS on Pakistan.
Actually, the Indians will never ever, let Pakistan live in peace, till such time they are paid back in the same coins, for which Pakistan needs a selfless leadership to build unity; and set our own house in order. Internal peace and harmony is not only of paramount but utmost importance.
The guarantee of security of any nuclear or non-nuclear state is NOT its armed forces or bigger stocks of its nuclear arsenal, but its internal unity.
Just look that we have even failed to be united on the routes issue of CPEC?
What we have to and we must do, is to first determine the national interest; and then keep it supreme, over all other considerations.
In my opinion now a time has come for taking the following decisions IMMEDIATELY:
– To create easily governable administrative units or provinces. In this regard, there should be no discrimination or injustice with any province and ethnic or linguistic group; and each division of the country repeat each division, should be converted into a province, which may for political reasons be given the name of an administrative unit or RIASAT etc.
Moreover, in order to remove any semblance of ethnicity or linguistic bias, these provinces/administrative units/RIASATS should be named like the NA seats; and mentioned as PK1, PK2, PK3 and so on.
No need to panic in creating about three plus dozen provinces in Pakistan. Turkey has 81 provinces and same is the case with Iran, Afghanistan, China, India and Thailand etc.
This will also work as a panacea (an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties), for the eradication of linguistic, sectarian and any other types of frictions and doubts, about the hegemony of one class of the people, over the other.
In fact, it will work wonders in the speedy development and unity of Pakistan; and kill instantly, any secessionist, linguistic, or sectarian activities, currently prevailing in some parts of the country.
– Moreover, the current election system is so flawed that any Tom, Dick and Harry can easily manipulate it to defeat the basic purpose of the democracy. Just imagine in the current system, one can easily get elected by getting even less than 10% of the total registered voters. So, if the basic electoral process is retarded, how can it give birth to genuine representatives of the authentic democracy?
Changes must be also be made in our constitution, to make it a presidential form of a democratic set up, where the whole country directly votes for the president.
However, before voting, the candidates of all political parties for the presidential post, must notify (in advance) a list of their MPAs, MNAs and Senators, who will be automatically considered elected, according to the percentage of votes cast, in favour of all the candidates, for the top post of the country. To some extent, the current system of reserve seats for ladies and minorities, is similar to the above proposed system of advance nomination of Parliament members before the election of the president.
This change of electoral system will greatly facilitate participation of expatriate Pakistanis and also allow local Pakistanis to vote for the president at any polling station of the country, consequently, increasing the overall voters turn out.
– The decision for Pakistan’s charter of development for building dams and mega projects like CPEC etc., for the next 50 years should also be finalised, on which, later on, no politics should be allowed, for any political party.
In other words, all the registered political parties must decide now, where they would like to see Pakistan, in EACH and EVERY field of the life, after 50 years. This plan should be further divided into ten five year plans.
The prime objective of our internal unity and cohesion can only be achieved by drawing a new social contract for over 95% of population, as current system is only serving less than 5% of the Pakistanis.
The new social contract should be evolved after a thorough debate between all the stake holders. It’s conceptual framework could be a reference to various systems around the globe.
The sooner we will do these fundamental reforms, the better it will be for Pakistan.
Only then we will realise that handling Indian conspiracies was not that much difficult and problematic.
So, my dear countrymen, if you agree for the need of a new social contract for Pakistan, I will request our intellectuals, political parties, think tanks, universities, media and all other forums to please build up a consensus; and forward blue prints of their proposals to all the concerned who are at the helm of affairs in the country, like President, PM, Parliament and lawyers etc., and also publish in the Urdu, English and regional language newspapers, for starting a productive debate on this national unity project.
The augment that Pakistan’s 9th rank in the ODI version of the game, is due to no international cricket in Pakistan since the year 2009, does not hold water, because at the same time, without international cricket, we are # 1 Test team of the world.
What is good for goose is good for gander.
In my humble opinion, the factual reason for our teams continuous poor performance in the ODI games, has the following reasons:
1. Our nemesis is the 1st power play of 10 overs, where our average was just 39 runs, when only 2 fielders are standing in the acres and acres of outfield.
Ist power play period of 10 overs, demands POWER HITTING and a score of not less than 90 runs. Recently, in England, we did score in an ODI match, 83 runs in the first 10 overs of 1st power play. However, mostly the moment, we lose a wicket or two, our team panics and immediately start playing in a defensive mode, forgetting that in an ODI match, either you win or lose, there was no scope for a draw, like Test matches.
Somehow, our batsmen are also very susceptible to short pitch rising deliveries; and this weakness, is nowadays, being fully being exploited by our opponent teams.
2. Our next huge weak point is playing the dot balls.
In an innings of 50 overs, a total of 300 balls are available.
In the World Cup2015 match vs India, we played 169 dot balls and lost the match by 75 runs.
The only solution of reducing dot balls is the rotation of strike; and going for singles, doubles and three runs, if boundaries were controlled by the opposite team, by way of good bowling or excellent fielding.
3. Our bowlers have totally forgotten how to bowl effective Yorkers and dot ball bouncers.
4. Both our pacers and spinners frequently come into the danger zone and are time and again warned by the umpires, which results in mentally putting the bowler under such a pressure that he forgets his main task of bowling with line and length.
Moreover, our spinners are not using the art of wicket to wicket bowling, resulting in getting fewer and fewer wickets.
In ODI and T20 matches, wicket to wicket bowling pays higher dividends, because batsmen are always lifting their bat, to go for big hits.
Our bowlers also lack discipline of not bowling no balls and wide balls. The new rules of free hit are very much tilted in the favour batsmen, because any type of no ball is now penalised with a free hit. If our bowlers can not restrict their no and wide balls then all the hard work of batsmen and fielders go down the drain.
No balls should be considered a CRIME like a SELF GOAL.
5. A run saved is a run scored. Dropped catches not only badly demoralises the bowler but brings the opponent team, nearer to victory.
Run outs should always not be the incorrect anticipation of the batsman, but run outs should also be created by the guile and agility of the fielders.
In the recently held T20 World Cup2016 match played in Chandigarh between Pak vs NZ, it was really shocking to witness NZ batsmen running 5 score, in an extremely small ground.
World class teams have a RULE of thumb that no player is considered for selection, particularly, in T20 and ODI teams, if that player is known for his poor fielding.
We in Pakistan, never hesitate to include in our T20 and ODI teams, poor fielders like Irfan, Rahat, Tanvir etc.
Our team should forget improvement in ODI rankings, if fielding is not taken as seriously, as batting or bowling.
Why Pakistan is a zero medal country in the Olympics since 1994?
Mr. Prime Minister, please sack the sports minister and dissolve all sports bodies of Pakistan, because, if these persons are not there, we will save billions and can’t go below zero medal level.
In Atlanta Olympics 1996 Great Britain ended up 36th on the medals table with only one Gold. They were behind Ethiopia,Nigeria,Algeria,Spain & Italy.
The whole nation protested so vehemently that their sports officials went into hiding with shame and disgrace.
They revamped the entire sports bodies and brought in Olympic medal winners in all bodies. Selected few disciplines in which they could concentrate and went about preparations.
In Rio, they finished number two with 46 Gold Medals, after USA.
Unless, there is a ruthless accountability of blood suckers, who are leeching on to our sports for decades, there would be no change.
Now, a time has come that Pakistan can not and must not allow this proxy war imposed by two of its known inimical neighbours namely; Afghanistan and India; to be just a kind of a routine exercise, to wait for the terrorists to attack as per their will and evil designs; and after that we ask our law enforcing agencies, to go after them and their facilitators with an iron hand.
This sort of mind set will ruin us completely, sooner than later. Offence is the best defence. Pakistan must inform the United Nations, Afghanistan and India that come what may, Pakistan will launch severe punitive strikes inside Afghanistan, on its terrorists training bases and on the Indian consulates, as well.
We must remember that when it comes to a do or die situation, especially for a nuclear power, then there is no going back. Precisely, this was the reason USA was absolutely ready for a nuclear war, when Russia planned to install missiles, in its back yard in Cuba.
Actually, the current strategy of our known enemies, to wage a out-sourced third party war, to disintegrate and degenerate a nuclear Pakistan, suits them as the best option, without any cost to our enemies. As such, it is high time our strategy is revamped and rehashed, to let our enemies and the whole world know very clearly that red lines of Pakistan’s conventional and nuclear thresholds have been crossed; and we reserve the right to use any and all weapons, to safeguard our national interests. This means clearly the use of nuclear and all weapons at our disposal, because we can’t sit idle and witness our own demise, without any punishment to the mischief mongers.
In this regard, if the UNO or the world powers wants to take steps to ensure peace on our western borders, we should have no objection, provided all the Indian consulates established, after the NATO invasion of Afghanistan, are permanently shut down, just as Russia accepted American demands, during the Cuban crisis. (In fact, before the start of the NATO invasion of Afghanistan the USA had accepted this Pakistani condition that India will have no role in this Afghan war on terror ).
So, for a nuclear Pakistan, enough is enough. We must not forget that any
all-out nuclear war between India and Pakistan, will not only be a complete annihilation of both the countries, but it will be an Armageddon, for the entire planet, as well.
As the matter is extremely grave and fraught with dangerous consequences, we must prove beforehand to the world the Indo-Afghan nexus against Pakistan, with factual statements of American leaders and scholars and other related water tight evidences and documents.
In this regard, besides the other evidences like the video of Indian NSA Ajit Doval wherein, he is talking in detail about his defensive offensive strategy and removing thorn with a thorn, the following must be used as a proof of the Indo-Afghan designs against Pakistan:
– In 2008, the Indian naval chief, Admiral Suresh Mehta, expressed concerns over the development of Gwadar port and had said, “Being only 180 nautical miles from the exit of the Straits of Hormuz, Gwadar, being built in Balochistan coast, would enable Pakistan to take control over the world energy jugular and interdiction of Indian tankers.”
– Senator Chuck Hagel, who later became US Secretary of Defence, earlier commented on India’s role in Afghanistan, during a speech at the Cameron University in Oklahoma in 2011, quoted as below:
Quote “India has over the years financed problems for Pakistan from across the border in Afghanistan.”
In his talk on Afghanistan, Mr Hagel reportedly said that India had been using Afghanistan as a second front against Pakistan. “India has over the years financed problems for Pakistan on that side of the border, and you can carry that into many dimensions.” He noted that India took advantage of tensions between Kabul and Islamabad for fomenting troubles in the areas that border Afghanistan. “The point being [that] the tense, fragmented relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been there for many, many years,” he said.
– Mr Hagel is not the only American to suggest that India has been using Afghanistan for stirring troubles in Pakistan. C. Christine Fair, an assistant professor at Georgetown University, made similar suggestion during a congressional hearing on Afghanistan in 2011.
– In June 2015 the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Bangladesh said “heard what my ears would never want to hear again – Narendra Modi’s acceptance of India’s lethal plan in the disintegration of East Pakistan in 1971, and its threat to destabilise Pakistan through terrorism.” His statement also proved that the specific aim of creating RAW in 1968 was to subvert the people of former East Pakistan and prepare grounds for the creation of Bangladesh for the training of over one million Mukti Bahini.
– The following text of India-Pakistan joint statement in Sharm-el-Sheikh between Manmohan Singh and Pakistan PM Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on July 16, 2009 clearly proves that Indian hand in creating mischief in Balouchistan was exposed right on the face of the Indian PM:
Quote.”Prime Minister Gilani mentioned that Pakistan has some information on threats in Baluchistan and other areas.”Unquote.
– The following news titled “Capture of spy proves India’s interference in Pakistan: army” reported by the daily Dawn on 30 March, 2016 (Link:- http://www.dawn.com/news/1248776/capture-of-spy-proves-indias-interference-in-pakistan-army) leaves no doubt of active Indian sabotage and killings in Pakistan, which clearly tantamount to waging undeclared war by India against Pakistan:
The army has said that the capture of an Indian spy in Balochistan is a proof of India’s interference in Pakistan.
“This is no less than the state-sponsored terrorism,” military spokesman Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said on Tuesday while releasing a six-minute video of confessional statement given by the spy, who identified himself as Kulbhushan Yadav and said he had been operating under the cover name of Hussain Mubarik Patel.
The military spokesman said that Yadav would be prosecuted as per the law of land.
Responding to a question about granting consular access to him as sought by the Indian government, Gen Bajwa said he was caught red-handed while planning subversive activity in Pakistan and a decision in this regard would be taken later.
“We’ll cross the bridge when we come to it. There are lots of technicalities involved in it,” he said.
He said it was a rare incident for a serving military officer to have been caught in another country.
In his statement, Yadav said that he was a resident of Mumbai, where he was commissioned in January 1991, and belonged to Indian Navy’s engineering cadre. He said he held the rank of commander and his service number was 41558Z.
He detailed how he entered the intelligence world and joined RAW in 2013 after which he was assigned the task of promoting unrest in Balochistan and Karachi. He had previously visited Karachi undetected in 2003 and 2004 from Chabahar (Iran), where he had established his jewellery business to conceal his activities.
He disclosed that he worked with Baloch student organisations and other insurgents for carrying out his activities.
He said Anil Kumar Gupta, a RAW officer of the rank of joint secretary, was his supervisor.
Yadav said he was arrested on March 3, 2016, and was voluntarily giving the statement and cooperating with his investigators.
Gen Bajwa said the primary task given to Yadav was to revive the dying Balochistan insurgency and sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Yadav, he said, was planning to attack the Gwadar Hotel where Chinese were staying and where there was presence of a sectarian organisation.
The spokesman said they had planned to bring in 30-40 trained RAW operatives to coordinate and help in reviving the Baloch insurgency.
The world must be informed that Pakistan is not in an ordinary war, rather, for us it is our world war, which is being fought for the life and death of Pakistan. Already Pakistan has suffered casualties of nearly 80,000 civilian and military personnel and about a trillion dollar economic loss. This type of war has not been witnessed by any other nation, in the history of the world.
Moreover, it seems that this fight may not end very soon, in the near future. As such, our civil, military and all non military people, will have to stand united in front of the terrorists, who are hell bent to fight this war, not in our back yard, but right in the middle of our homeland.
In any crime investigations, the first logical step is to find the beneficiary of that criminal act. Here, in Pakistan we have observed a pattern, which reveals that either, the terrorists have been targeting the GHQ, Naval and Air Force bases or indulging in specific targeted attacks on Sri Lankan cricketers, Chinese nationals and other foreigners, soft targets like intelligentsia, polio workers, hospitals, educational institutions, busy markets, tourists and Pakistani minorities.
All these operations are carried out (at specifically chosen vital timings) not only to inflict maximum men and material losses, but also to undermine Pakistan’s military power, sabotage CPEC, create isolation in foreign policy and inflict maximum damage on economy, sports and tourism etc.
We should not be so naive to indefinitely close our eyes and ignore the role of huge number of Indian consulates, specially based near the Pakistan’s western borders with Afghanistan. In fact, the terrorism in Karachi and the insurgencies of Swat and Balouchistan are a clear testimony of the Indian evil designs, being perpetrated through these consulates in Afghanistan.
However, Pakistan must clearly know that this Indian game plan, specifically designed to keep Pakistan bleeding for an indefinite period, will never cease, till such time we repay the Indians in the same coins, by devising a strategy, to fight fire with fire.
Therefore, it is high time that Pakistan officially warn India to immediately pack up all its consulates in Afghanistan, failing which we should also immediately take steps to establish our own consulates, in the border areas of all those countries, which share a common border with India.
The recent sudden increase of acts of terrorism, also highlights the importance of preventive measures to curb this menace, which is causing severe losses of innocent lives, material and reputation of the country.
In the cases of previous terrorist attacks on the GHQ, PIDC house & Pakistan Navy air base, it was reported that the gang of attackers was residing in a rented house for quite some time, in an area not very far away from their targets. It was also reported that the neighbours of these houses were although, suspicious of these tenants yet, they kept quiet and did not tip area police, about their apprehensions.
Under the circumstances, there is a dire need for motivating general public, which must remain extra-vigilant, in playing their role of defending the motherland, by involvement of entire population of the country, to look out in their near vicinity, for the stay and suspicious activities of the terrorist.
As such, In order to make the stay of terrorists at any place almost impossible, it is proposed to actively involve the entire population, to look out & hunt them.
This objective can be easily achieved, by the announcement of the government, that a reward of Rs. 50 millions shall be paid to any person, who informs the Police, about the terrorist(s) staying in a house, hostel, hotel, rest house or any such place.
If our war against terror and for our survival is to be won quickly, the entire population of the country shall have to be geared up and involved in the task of watch and vigilance.
Last but not the least, as is done in many countries, compulsory three years military service law, must be enacted for entire Pakistani citizens, without any discrimination of rich and poor. Besides many other benefits, it will help produce a new generation of disciplined and physically fit Pakistanis.
A write up of June 9, 2014 (www.snayyar.com) but even more relevant today.
Latest update after attack at Karachi air port and killings of dozens of pilgrims at two hotels in Taftan near Iranian border.
Now, a time has come that Pakistan can not and must not allow this war, to be just a kind of a routine exercise, to wait for the terrorists to attack as per their will and evil designs; and after that we ask our law enforcing agencies, to go after them and kill them.
This sort of mind set will ruin us completely, sooner than later. Offence is the best defence. Pakistan must inform the United Nations, Afghanistan and India that come what may, Pakistan will launch severe punitive strikes inside Afghanistan, on its terrorists training bases and on the Indian Consulates, as well.
We must remember that when it comes to a do or die situation, specially for a nuclear power, then there is no going back. Precisely, this was the reason USA was absolutely ready for a nuclear war, when Russia planned to install missiles, in its back yard in Cuba.
Actually, the current strategy of our known enemies, to wage a out sourced third party war, to disintegrate and degenerate a nuclear Pakistan, suits them as the best option, without any cost to our enemies.
As such, it is high time our strategy is revamped and rehashed, to let our enemies and the whole world know very clearly that red lines of Pakistan’s conventional and nuclear threshold have been crossed; and we reserve the right to use any and all weapons, to safeguard our national interests.
This means clearly the use of nuclear and all weapons at our disposal, because we can’t sit idle and witness our own demise, without any punishment to the mischief mongers.
In this regard, if the UNO or the world powers wants to take steps to ensure peace on our western borders, we should have no objection, provided all the Indian consulates established, after the NATO invasion of Afghanistan, are permanently shut down, just as Russia accepted American demands, during the Cuban crisis. (In fact, before the start of the NATO invasion of Afghanistan the USA had accepted this Pakistani condition that India will have no role in this Afghan war on terror ).
So, for a nuclear Pakistan, enough is enough.
We must not forget that any all out nuclear war between India and Pakistan, will not only be a complete annihilation of both the countries, but it will spell dooms day, for the entire planet, as well.
(Posted at www.snayyar.com by Syed Nayyar Uddin on January 9, 2014)
How to win Pakistan’s world war..?
Pakistan is not in an ordinary war rather, for us it is our world war, which is being fought for the life and death of Pakistan. This type of war has not been witnessed by any other nation, in the history of the world.
Moreover, it seems that this fight may not end very soon, in the near future.
As such, our civil, military and all non military people, will have to stand united in front of the terrorists, who are hell bent to fight this war, not in our back yard, but right in the middle of our house.
In view of the seriousness of the situation and to keep the motivation of the general public alive, it is imperative to immediately announce the following initiatives:
1. Shaheed Chaudhry Aslam SSP and Shaheed Aitzaz Hussain (the 9th class student of Hangu, who grabbed the suicide bomber) may be awarded the highest national bravery award, for offering ultimate sacrifice, in beyond the call performances of their duties.
2. As a safety and precautionary step, government must announce that with immediate effect, no vehicle of any type, including cycles and motor cycles etc., be allowed to enter or be parked in any bazaar, throughout the country. This is a harsh and very inconvenient step, but it may save many lives.
3 (i). In any crime investigations, the first logical step is to find the beneficiary of that criminal act. Here, in Pakistan we have observed a pattern, which reveals that either, the terrorists have been targeting the GHQ, Naval and Air Force bases or indulging in specific targeted attacks on Sri Lankan cricketers, Chinese, foreigners and Pakistani minorities.
3 (ii). All these operations are carried out (at specifically chosen vital timings) not only to inflict maximum men and material losses, but also to undermine Pakistan’s military power; and create isolation in foreign policy, economy, sports and tourism etc.
3 (iii). We should not be so naive to indefinitely close our eyes and ignore the role of huge number of Indian consulates, specially based near the Pakistan’s western borders with Afghanistan.
3 (iv). In fact, the terrorism in Karachi and the insurgencies of Swat and Balouchistan are a clear testimony of the Indian evil designs, being perpetrated through these consulates in Afghanistan.
3 (v). However, Pakistan must rest assured that this Indian game plan, specifically designed to keep Pakistan burning for an indefinite period, will never cease, till such time we repay the Indians in the same coins, by devising a strategy, to fight fire with fire.
3 (vi). As such, it is high time that Pakistan officially warn India to immediately pack up all its consulates in Afghanistan, failing which Pakistan should also immediately take steps to establish its own consulates, in the border areas of all those countries, which share a common border with India e.g., China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and SriLanka etc.
4 (i). The sudden increase of acts of terrorism, highlights the importance of preventive measures to curb the menace of terrorism, which is causing severe losses to men, material and reputation of the country.
4 (ii). In the cases of terrorist attacks on the GHQ, PIDC house & Pakistan Navy air base, it was reported that the gang of attackers was residing in a rented house for quite some time, in an area not very far away from their targets. It was also reported that the neighbours of these houses were although, suspicious of these tenants yet; they kept quiet and did not tip area police, about their apprehensions.
4 (iii). Under the circumstances, there is a dire need for motivating general public, which must remain extra -vigilant, in playing their role of defending the motherland, by involvement of entire population of the country, to look out for the stay and suspicious activities of the terrorist, in their near vicinity.
4 (iv). As such, In order to make the stay of terrorists at any place almost impossible, it is proposed to actively involve the entire population to look out & hunt them. This objective can be easily achieved, by the announcement of the Government, that a reward of Rs. 50 millions shall be paid to any person, who informs the Police, about the terrorist staying in a house, hostel, hotel, rest house or any such place.
4 (v). If the war against terror is to be won quickly, the entire population of the country have to be geared up and involved in the task of watch and vigilance.
The entire responsibility of Yaser Shah’s abysmal performance in the 2nd Test (1/266) rests on Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad, and no one else.
However, legendary spinner Dr. Intikhab Alam was also sitting there and he should have guided Yaser Shah to how to bowl at the English batsmen, who changed their technique from lords, as stated by their captain:
“Watching Yasir from Lord’s, he got a lot of lbws and bowled so we played him a little straighter and it worked,” said Cook.
More than the players, it was a complete failure of the entire Pakistani nincompoop coaching staff and the tour management committee, who just sat on the laurels of the Lords victory and failed to devise any strategy for the second Test match and entered the game without ANY plan, except not to do any push ups again.
In cricket, every new game is an entirely new battle of wits. Gone are days when winning combinations were not disturbed. The biggest failure of Micky Arthur and Misbah ul Haq was when they ignored our glaring weaknesses of the first Test and entered into the second match on the hype of the Lords victory push-ups.
Further, from day one, Amir was bowling at a reduced speed in the second Test and by the end he had to go off the field. If this man was not fit he should never have been waisted in the second match.
The secret of success lies not in the push-ups, but in staying ahead of your competitor, by future gazing, knowing your and competitors weak and strong areas, anticipating the next move of the opponent and be ever ready to adapt for the change.
Now, till the start of the 3rd Test on 3rd August, we should utilise the available time for some radical changes.
As such, the chairman PCB must act immediately and swiftly (like ECB did when they immediately inducted Saqlain Mushtaq, which helped Moeen Ali get many more wickets and much cheaply than Yaser Shah) and induct the world renowned legendary leg spinner Mr. Abdul Qadir, as a spin bowling consultant of the touring team.
The following suggestions submitted a few days ago may be considered on the theory of selecting horses for courses:
Few suggestions for the remaining two Test matches:
1. Let Shan Masood continue opening the innings. However, the batting coach must work very hard on removing his weakness of playing rising balls and mental block against the bowling of James Anderson.
2. Drop M. Hafeez.
3. Call back Shoaib Malik from his Test retirement, as a batting all-rounder. We need his off spin bowling desparately.
4. Let Azhar open with Shan.
5. Drop Younis Khan and bring, in his place, Sami Aslam, who is already with the squad.
6. The batting order may be reshuffled as below, as England has also promoted their best batsmen J Root to # 3 position, who alone scored 325 runs in the match, whereas, our 22 batsmen scored a mere 432 runs (Average 19.63) in the 2nd Test match.
2. Shan Masood
3. Asad Shafiq
4. Misbah ul Haq
5. Sami Aslam
6. Sarfraz Ahmad
7. Shoaib Malik
8 to 11 four bowlers.
It also looks Amir is a shadow of his original self. If he is not fit, either, Sohail Khan or Zulfiqar Babar may be included in his place or Junaid Khan may be called from Pakistan.
Keeping in view the overall pathetic batting display, Fawad Alam must also be immediately flown to the UK: and given a try in the side matches before the 3rd Test, to check his form under the English conditions.
Moreover, for the ODI’s the situation is even more critical, as our eligibility for the ODI World Cup 2019, is dependent upon staying by September, 2017 within the top 8 rankings, which at the moment is #9 and our next 15 ODI’s will be played against England, West Indies, NZ and Australia.
In the ODI format, batting is our Achilles heal. In this regard, it is suggested that Misbah ul Haq, may be advised in the national interest to rejoin our ODI team, by cancelling his retirement, as a batsman, to see through the period, till the rankings cut off time of September, 2017.
How to checkmate (a position in which a player’s king is directly attacked by an opponent’s piece or pawn and has no possible move to escape the check. The attacking player thus wins the game) the Indians in Afghanistan?
No two countries in the world are so intertwined (entwine, interweave, interlace, interthread, interwind, intertwist, twist, coil, twirl, ravel, lace, braid, plait, knit) and at the same time posses such a high degree of acrimony as Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Surprisingly, despite having done so much for Afghanistan by Pakistan, the Indians are having so much hold in Afghanistan, as if, it is another province of India.
In my humble opinion, if Pakistan and Bangladesh have remained one nation in the past, Pakistan and Afghanistan can also be united into a confederation in the future.
However, to achieve this ambitious goal Pakistan will have to devise a plan of peace offensive, with lots of changes in military strategy and its domestic and foreign policies, considering that if, few Englishmen can slowly takeover the whole sub-continent, from as far as seven seas away, why can’t we succeed in convincing the Afghans that their history, geography, economy, military power, religion, peoples relations, language, foods, sports, marriages and their emancipation, development and growth and each and every aspect of life, is not only naturally connected with Pakistan, but is interdependent of both the countries.
It is wrong to say that we are two countries. In fact, we are one nation of the same religion and traditions, in almost a border less geography.
So, it is OUR sheer failure, that despite so much commonalities, we are dagger drawn with each other and Afghanistan is sitting in the lap of the Indians.
We must remember that winning over Afghanistan is even more important and vital than even the CPEC.
As such, under a well thought out strategy, we should also offer Pakistani citizenship to all the registered Afghan refugees and allow visa free travel, on reciprocal basis, on the lines of the EU nations.
If we succeed in removing all the impressions of the false propaganda against Pakistan, embedded in the minds of some people in Afghan population, by the enemies of Pakistan, it will usher in a new era of emancipation of the teeming millions of both the countries.
Moreover, if this plan succeeds, slowly and gradually we can also move towards a confederation, which if materialised, will have immense potential to be an economic and strategic game changer, for the whole region.
As such, the government must immediately form a high level and powerful task force, to plan and execute this bold and shrewd peace offensive, towards our extremely important neighbour, with whom we share innumerable common factors.
While concluding, we must remember that if Afghanistan is getting distanced from Pakistan and getting nearer to India, it is SOLELY our fault. Further, in order to achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable, must be thought.
World must immediately act to stop most brutal human genocide in the history of the humanity being committed by the Indian occupation forces on the hapless Kashmiris..!
The world must not forget that Kashmir is a ever ready nuclear flash point and a possible Armageddon for the entire world if the situation gets out of control between India and Pakistan.
As such, the world must intervene in Kashmir in its own interest before the situation goes out of the hand.
LATEST FROM INDIAN OCCUPIED KASHMIR.
This message has been sent by a Kashmiri about 36 hours before; need your attention please.
“I can’t directly upload to Facebook for obvious reasons but can you you please upload the following and contact media sources too:
Noone can move. Noone is safe. Bullets are fired indiscriminately. Even hospitals are not being spared. The injured are beaten ruthlessly and movement restricted from distant places to the city by authorities, causing more deaths. Hospitals are over flowing with the injured and the dead.
PLEASE demand the international community to lift the restrictions imposed by the Indian government and stop killing us. 12 have been killed today and over 150 injured. They’ve shut down mobile service in many areas and the Internet has been blocked too, so that the truth may never reach the rest of the world
People who have links in media please help us in spreading the word about what is happening in occupied Kashmir.”
Play your part.
How to improve national economy and reduce expenses on health budget with investment in sports..!
Respected Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sahab,
اسلام و علیکم
The subject mentioned article is submitted for your personal kind perusal and is based on an old maxim quoted as below:
“The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton”.
(i) The British were given to believe the real reason which tipped the balance in their favour in wars was the superior character of its young men built in boarding schools while playing games like cricket.
(ii) Eton was one of the famous English boarding schools that trained English boys for careers in the military, civil service and the church. (DAANISH Schools of the Punjab Government are a great example of a visionary project to turn around the fortunes of the future generations of Pakistan).
(iii) Famous public schools saw team sports like cricket not just as outdoor play, but as an organised way of teaching English boys, the discipline, the importance of hierarchy, the skills, the codes of honour and the leadership qualities that helped them build and run the British Empire.
(iv) Through the game of cricket-the ideal that cricket was played not for victory or profit but for its own sake, in the spirit of fair play, the British imperialists sought to justify their conquests and glorify the self image of English elite as “unselfish acts”.
(v) Though it suited the English ruling class to believe that it was the superior character of its young men built on playing fields that tipped the balance, the Napoleanic wars were won due to the economic resources of England. It was progress in trade and industry which made England, the world’s greatest power.
As such, a humble effort is made with the subject mentioned article reproduced below, to raise this nation’s full economic potential in trade and industry, through a physically super-fit Pakistani population, which must collectively believe in the saying “healthy body healthy mind’.
Last but not the least, we have to consider the 200 million population of Pakistan, as a huge manpower asset of this planet, which needs to channelise its positive energy into specific future goals, set by the nation’s visionary leadership. The national leadership must also determine, how to achieve these goals.
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.
In the past, luckily our cricket, hockey, squash and some other sporting teams and players have been bringing laurels for Pakistan; with very little money, extremely small size governing boards and minimal politics.
Gradually, the foundations of key sports in Pakistan were eaten up by the greed of money, rampant corruption, nepotism, politics and incompetencies of the successive governments, sports managers and the players combined.
If, we have to put the sports in Pakistan back on the right track, two basic things are necessary.
Firstly, a vision and secondly, visionary and totally focused sports leadership, to put Pakistan back on top, at the worlds’ sports map.
As far as, the vision is concerned, nothing ever said about sports can match the following quote of Mr. Nelson Mandela, “Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”
Now, taking a cue from the above mentioned statement of Mr. Nelson Mandela, it is suggested that Pakistani government should slightly re-phrase it and declare the following as its VISION statement:
“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, unemployment, poverty, drugs, suicide bombings and alarming increase of suicides due to the economic hardships. It is more powerful than government in breaking down the menace of terrorism which has blown the country to the smithereens.”
Moreover, sports raised in the country on modern and scientific lines can be one of the biggest economic sector; providing employment, reducing poverty and drastically improving public health and fitness levels.
Under an sports advisor to the Prime Minister, we need to have a Pakistan Sports Commission (PSC) responsible for central planning under the banner میرا پاکستان sports system.
Under the this system, Pakistan will root out talented young children and put them in special academies from as young as four years old. If they are able to progress, athletes who make the cut should be put into a relentless training programme, filled with targets they must regularly hit, and paid by the government a monthly wage of Rs.60,000/-
Each year, the best athletes should then be sent to national training centres to be established at all the provincial capitals, where they will compete to enter Pakistan’s national team.
If they will succeed, they will move with their families into these training centres and live there all year round. These centres will train the sportspersons having the following mission statement:
“There will be no breakthrough without the hardest hardship. You cannot be a champion without going through the ultimate pressure”.
For as long as they will be successful, the national team members will benefit from perks including air tickets for their parents to watch them compete and, in some cases, sponsorship deals.
Sportspersons who will win medals in international competitions, or with national titles, can attend university after their career ends, with the tuition fee paid for, by the government.
The Pakistan Sports Commission (PSC) should have three units under the Advisor on Sports to the PM, namely the administrative departments, sport competition management centres, and other support and services institutions.
The PSC will be closely tied with All Sports Federations of Pakistan and the Pakistan Olympic Committee (POA). Besides forming strategies for sport development, overseeing their implementation, and developing mid- and long-range sport development plans, the PSC will be responsible for 9 number of functions as detailed below:
1. Creating a national sport framework
2. Promoting physical activity and exercise participation in schools and local and regional communities
3. Organising national sporting events
4. Organising international sport events in Pakistan.
5. Enforcing antidrug and anticompetitive measures.
6. Supporting research into the development of sports.
7. Implementing regulations governing the sport industry, sport market, and sport-related business activities.
8. Implementing national physical training standards and supervising public health in coordination with the Ministry of Health.
9. Overseeing sport activities with foreign associations and teams, and sport-related cooperation and communication with foreign countries.
To fulfill the nation’s Olympic strategies and ambition, the PSC and sport authorities at the provincial level will play a key role in promoting sport development in Pakistan.
One of the strategies should be the sponsorship of the Pakistan National Games (PNG), modelled after the modern Olympic Games; the PNG will be the largest and most important sport extravaganza in Pakistan. Each province-level administrative unit should send a team to compete in the PNG. The preparation for and competition at the PNG will allow the government to cultivate elite Pakistani athletes for major world competitions.
The essence of Pakistani Olympic strategies and ambition will be a unique system of selecting and training elite athletes.
Pakistan will become one of the few countries in the world that dedicate and use spare-time sport schools extensively to train and prepare future elite athletes. A spare-time sport school will be a boarding school specialized in sport and established to train Olympic hopefuls. Students will be selected for their athletic talent. They will take academic classes in the morning and engage in rigorous sport training sessions in the afternoon. These sport schools will serve as a reserve pool for elite sport teams at the provincial and national levels.
The Sports Law of Pakistan should became effective within six months of the formation of the PSC, becoming the first fundamental legal document for sport.
The Sports Law will establish the main tasks and key principles in managing the sport industry, confirming the importance of mass sport, and identifying the duties and responsibilities of sport-related organizations.
Essentially, the law will set the framework for the development of modern sport in Pakistan. The enactment of the law will signify that the sport industry in Pakistan has entered a new era under the protection of the country’s legal system.
Based on the Sports Law, local governments at provincial and city levels will have the right and authority to make their own rules for managing sport within their jurisdictions.
The Plan for Olympic Glories should also be released by the PSC within six months of its formation. The plan should outline three goals:
(a) restructuring the system in elite sport training and management.
(b) enhancing the elite athlete delivery pipeline and system (including sport schools).
(c) endeavours to maintain the nation’s leading position in world sport competitions.
The PSC should also promulgate the guidelines for a national fitness program. The guidelines should be drafted with the aim of improving the health and the overall physical condition of the general population.
The guidelines will encourage everyone, especially children and adolescence, to engage in at least one sporting activity every day, learn at least two ways of keeping fit, and have a health examination every year.
The aim will be that by 2020 about 40 percent of Pakistan’s population would be regularly participating in physical activity and that clear improvement would take place in the physical fitness level of Pakistani citizens.
In this modern era sports needs professionalisation which will lead to commercialisation; this means that sports associations become profit-making entities and that there will be a club system and professional sports leagues will also be formed. Sports clubs operations will cover ticket sales, advertising, club transfers, commercial matches, and television broadcasting.
This will open for world wide sports playing and related job opportunities for Pakistani sportspersons.
Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad
A message of 28 May, 2014 even more relevant today on 28 May, 2016.
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
Today, we all Pakistanis thank and bow our head before Allah, for His Blessings, in making this country a nuclear power, which came into being in the name of Allah.
The entire nation is also grateful to Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and all those who (then) advised him wisely, for nuclear detonations on 28 May, 1998, which was also an announcement to the world that Pakistan was a declared nuclear power.
Sir, leaving aside the fact that Pakistan is a nuclear power and that this fact did help in restraining our main adversary India, from its planned aggression against Pakistan, on many occasions in the past, the realty remains that the balance of power is gradually tilting towards India, due to its unbridled spendings on defence, which currently has almost crossed the $40 billion mark. And very soon it may touch $60 billion, which amount is half of the Chinese spendings on defence.
Although, Indian economy is no match to the Chinese economy, which has exports of over $200 billion per month against the Indian exports of around $200 billion per annum.
The main thrust of Indian defence in future, looks like to be in gaining complete ascendancy over Pakistan, in the fields of anti-missile shield and nuclear submarines; notwithstanding, the fact that even if Pakistan can’t fire a single nuclear weapon towards India; and if they are able to make a first nuclear strike against Pakistan, the proximity of the two countries, will render India badly vulnerable, to the deadly nuclear radiation, over its own population and land. At least between India and Pakistan, a nuclear war is a mutually assured destruction (MAD).
However, to stop any nuclear showdown, India along with the whole world, must know absolutely clearly, our threshold and red line, beyond which MAD will be the only naked reality and fate of this world.
Whether, its war or peace, Pakistan can’t remain oblivious of its responsibilities, in moving forward with the time, in the fields of nuclear science and technology.
However, Pakistan must not make this fatal mistake of thinking that just being a nuclear power of some sorts, this situation is going to be a deterrent of war and guarantee for peace, in future.
Past was past and now its a changed world on 28 May, 2014; 16 years after 28 May, 1998. As such, Pakistan must, repeat must, move towards developing thermonuclear (Hydrogen bombs) and Neutron bombs (which don’t destroy the structure of buildings but its radiation kills all the life).
It is said that India already possesses the Hydrogen bomb, which is on an average 100 times more lethal than an atom bomb.
So to say that India and Pakistan have parity of nuclear weapons, is a very dangerous false sense of security, for the Pakistani strategic planners.
Pakistan must also have strategic planning for acquiring and developing the missile shield and the nuclear submarines, along with raising at least 2 more strike corps.
In fact, we should also start conceptual planning and R&D, on Star Wars possibilities in the future.
Sir, the secret of the success is to remain a step ahead of our competitors. Moreover, the statecraft, preparation for war and readiness is ordained to Muslims by Allah in the Holy Quran, where Muslims are required that they must keep their horses READY and FIGHTING FIT, and to the enemies of Muslims, their 20 horses will look 200.
Mr. Prime Minister, during your recent sojourn to India, you must be knowing very well the reasons for the importance and focus given to you over the other SAARC leaders, As they say, weakness invites contempt and aggression. Whereas, strength and power, breeds respect and peace.
As such, please don’t take my above suggestions as war mongering.
Pakistan needs peace not war, for its development and growth. But alas..! a Pakistan weaker than the strongest of its neighbour, will never be in peace, which is the biggest ground reality.
Sir, I also take this opportunity to bring to your kind notice that within 24 hours of the BJP government taking over the reigns of the government in Delhi, one of its minister has spoken about abolition of the article 370 from the constitution, which stipulates a special status for Kashmir. Moreover, the extremist Hindus have also started a campaign to stop Muslims from the FAJR AAZAN.
Last but not the least, a great statesman is not the person who wages the war and wins it. The greatest statesman is he, who achieves his objectives, without waging a war. But then there is always a limit to the extent a weak party can go.
Here, I will again quote the famous words of the Shaheed Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto, when he told Henry Kissinger that “If you spit and ask me to clean it I will clean it. However, if you spit and and ask me to lick it, I will never do that”.
With best wishes and highest regards,
Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad