Lord Voldemort and his supporters will lose… surely they will.

So the polling for NA-250 is due to start on Sunday morning and the fear mongers and the supporter of darkness led by Lord Voldemort have struck… they are trying their best to shut the public opinion against them and make people not come out and exercise their right.

Now they are doing a press conference and intend to blackmail Imran Khan on a very personal matter. But the evil and their supporters will lose.

Evil Strikes

A senior female Pakistani politician has been shot dead in the southern port city of Karachi.

Zahra Shahid Hussain was the senior vice-president of Pakistan’s Movement for Justice party (PTI), led by former international cricketer Imran Khan.

She was killed by gunmen on a motorcycle outside her home in the city’s upmarket Defence neighbourhood.

Her murder comes on the eve of a highly-contested partial re-run of last Saturday’s general election.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22584440

Vote – you must

NA-250 has now become a test case. People must come out and vote. And vote their conscience not fear. Agreed, it is easier to write this blog then to actually go out and vote but this is the time to make a differnce… to ensure your voice is heard loud and clear.. not only in Karachi, but across the world.

Remember all the other constituencies of Karachi where people did not have a chance to vote their conscience, who are silent witness to the ongoing injustice. Their vote was already casted, they did not need to come out to vote… they could not. The so called stronghold areas. Stronghold, not on the basis of respect but on the basis of fear and intimidation.

People in NA-250 have a real chance to make a differencee

We will not accept politics of terror, fear and intimidation. We will not accept continue to be blackmailed by the ones we trusted who have turned evil.

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Congratulations PTI

PTI did not sweep the polls but do not lose heart.The rise of PTI is not short of phenomenal. The charisma of Imran Khan and the conviction of common people to change their destinies historically chained to family loyalties have made sure PTI comes out as a formidable third political force in the country.

The people of KP, who have endured the most suffering over the last three decades, have shown the most political awareness and ensured PTI sweeps the province. This is a great opportunity for PTI to show good governance and become an example for the rest of the country. They can be a formidable opposition in the centre and ensure government policies are aligned to the welfare of the people.

Congratulaions are in order for Nawaz Sharif and his PML for winning the overall polls although the level of rigging seen in Lahore and other cities of Punjab is creating serious doubts as to the transparency of the polls.

Nawaz Sharif has an opportunity to make things right, put the country to the right path and most importantly listen to what people are saying and listen to PTI. Agreed, a coalition with PTI is unlikely but they must listen to what the young generation is saying. Above all, Nawaz Sharif must resist tendencies to usurp and centralise power. He must let the judiciary and press function independently  to ensure check and balance. He must ensure the tone at the top is correct in terms of zero tolerance to corruption, nepotism and ensure good goverance.

Let’s hope for a better, peaceful and prosperous Pakistan.

Post script

The above results require a major qualification as to the transparency and fairness of these elections which have been marred by visible rigging and electoral fraud in a number of widely known cases. Read it below.

https://hankypanky.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/election-2013-karachi-suffers-again/

Election 2013: Karachi suffers again

Hopes are hopes and reality is sometimes cruel. 2013 elections have seen massive electoral fraud in Karachi again. People were afraid to come out and polling did not start until late in the afternoon and still vote casted for in hundreds of thousands… the only logical explanation can be the massive batch bolloting fraud and nothing else.

People claiming to be representing urban Sindh were so nervous that they managed to push the balloting time to late afternoon to ensure doctoring of results.

Read the following blog written on November 29, 2012 raising these fears which have materialised on 11th May.

http://united4justice.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/karachi-election-fraud-issue/

The same blogger has recounted the first hand experience of rigging in Karachi in below.

http://united4justice.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/pakistan-2013-elections-mqm-terrorism-as-usual-no-fair-elections-in-karachi/

The story of NA-250

The polling area for this constituency includes affluent neighbourhoods of DHA. Traditionally these people do not vote and their vote is casted by the powers to be. This time around however they came out in droves to support PTI and found out that their electoral right was being snatched away from them in broad daylight.

Here is the experience of the Deputy Editor of the Dawn Newspaper.

http://dawn.com/2013/05/11/na-250-the-sham/

However, people have spoken and the people of urban Sindh and particularly Karachi are for the first time unafraid of the thugs. The change is coming and although it is slow, it is inevitable.

Evidence of rigging in Karachi

http://www.awaztoday.com/News-Talk-Shows/37621/Pakistan-Elections-2013-MQM-Rigging-NA251-Karachi.aspx

http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?183799-Election-Rigging-in-Karachi-Video-Footage

http://tribune.com.pk/story/547908/you-can-rig-all-you-want-karachi-will-not-take-your-rubbish/

Post Script

It appears PPPP and PML N are also involved in massive rigging. Evidence popping up all over the internet.

Clear rigging in at least 49 polling stations across the country as turnout was more than 100%.

http://dawn.com/2013/05/14/rigging-49-polling-stations-received-over-100pc-turnout-across-pakistan/

In other consitituencies, riggers were clever and ensured the turnout stayed less than 100%.  If the election commission is any independent and would like the results to be accepted by all, then it should look at verifying the count for all polling stations where turnout was more than 80%. It should catch most poll rigging hopefully.

 

Update

The leader of the thugs has threatened the peaceful protestors against the sham elections in Karachi in a very poisonous, divisive and mafia-like speech. All media networks are now completely silent and not speaking about the rigging at all. There is visible fear in the posture of media anchors and commentators after this speech. This is the politics of terror and fear at its worst. It is like Lord Voldemort… oops. … you cannot name him but everyone knows who this thug is.

Election 2013: Remember 12th May tomorrow

Remember 12th May tomorrow

Whatever the circumstances, the human nature is always hopeful and so we are hopeful that the population will come out in droves and vote with the conscience and not with emotional attachment to leaders who have never delivered in the past and who in fact are a great hindrance to the progress of the great country of ours – Pakistan.

When you vote tomorrow, please remember to reject the corrupt, the tried and tested, the mock faithfuls, the so called open minded when they are the most closed minded and above all the extortionists, the real terrorists, the cannibals.

Vote for the untried and untested. This is the best hope we have…. And perhaps the most provident.

In the midst of all, please do not forget 12th May, it is only fitting that the elections are taking place in May only a day ahead of 12th May which is one of the darkest chapters in country’s history when a city was locked down by darkness and torch bearers of confrontation and regression.

No one should forget 12th May, 2007, when a country’s Chief Justice was denied entry to Karachi. When people were killed in cold blood, when media was terrorised and which to this day is crying for justice.

The three main parties claiming to represent the voice of liberals played the game of blood against each other’s workers on that day.

You can search for yourself to confirm what happened that day but you may find some links at the end of the article as well.

The supporters of this crime and many more over the course of the last fifty decades (including succession of East Pakistan and other debacles) and their cohorts should be utterly rejected if the people require a change for the better, for a politics without violence where differing opinions are respected and where people are respected for what they bring to the table and welcomed.

Karachi is a cosmopolitan city, attracting people from all ethnicitiy and backgrounds like any mega-city in the world and will remain so. It is up to the people to come out in their droves and reject the politics of fear, intimidation, extortion and above all false victimization. People remaining in power for over two decades cannot claim victimization.. not any more.

Remember, it is very difficult to rig an election, where an overwhelming majority of people vote for a new face, a change. Vote for Imran Khan, he is not a perfect man but he has never been tried. And  only a fool will try the same thing, the same people again and again which has failed before. It has not worked in the past and will not work in the future.

Vote for your future generations… vote for hope.

Good luck Pakistan.

Links (remember and reflect before you vote!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Karachi_riots

http://www.opinion-maker.org/2013/04/pakistan-12th-may-a-message-loud-and-clear/

http://www.chowrangi.pk/12-may-2007-a-black-day-in-history-of-pakistan.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8693681.stm

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/13/world/asia/13iht-pakistan.5.5692979.html?_r=0

http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/karachi-gun-battles-leads-to-deadly-chaos-1.352721#.UY0Z8cUUOqY

Is Dawn Newspaper a biased news-aggregator? Or at worst a torch-bearer of yellow and irresponsible journalism?

Dawn Newspaper was founded by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan. It prided itself in breaking news and was respected in the influential class for its reach and the quality of the journalism.

However, it has recently become a mere news-aggregator and a bad one that is completely biased against Pakistan and is promoting a precipitated view of a failed state (on whose behest is anyone’s guess).

This is especially true since the retirement of the esteemed Ahmed Ali Khan.

There is no sense of patriotism which is not about distorting facts but about helping the nation find the answers to our problems. It is also about doing one’s bit to help promote a balanced picture of the country externally.

Funnily, Google news Pakistan (http://news.google.com.pk/) is a much better and balanced source of news about Pakistan because it aggregates news from sources with all sorts of biases automatically.

There are several examples of anti-Pakistan biases in Dawn Newspapers’ reporting and some are below:

14th September 2012

The top story is about protests across Pakistan against anti-Islam film. This story has been borrowed from AFP with all its unnecessary details and stereotypical view of Pakistan without the facts (not sure why one has to think that if it comes from a Gora it will be unbiased – feels like a bit of an inferiority complex as well). It seems Dawn Newspaper does not have any reporters based in Pakistan to report this news item in a fashion which more reflects reality instead of typical stereotyping and bucketing of Muslims by Western media. Read for yourself here.

http://dawn.com/2012/09/14/protests-across-pakistan-against-anti-islam-film/

28th August 2012

This story is about signals from Pakistan mobile phone companies’ towers reaching India. This news item has been borrowed from Times of India. It is quite funny because it truly bares the face of Dawn Newspaper as the story is at best only partially true and at worst a good example of yellow journalism. The story makes references to make-believe telecom companies which for a fact do not operate in Pakistan and some may even not exist. By publishing an unsubstantiated report, Dawn Newspaper is willingly participating in a misinformation campaign. Read for yourself here.

http://dawn.com/2012/08/28/signals-from-pakistans-cellular-companies-reach-india/

27th September 2011

This story is about Pakistan thanking China for its support however the story is intermingled with an opinion piece on US feelings about Pakistan. The story has been borrowed from Reuters. It seems Dawn Newspaper has no reporters in Islamabad to cover this story and hence needed to borrow it from Reuters. Read for yourself here.

http://dawn.com/2011/09/27/china-extends-support-to-pakistans-sovereignty-integrity/

These are only a few examples. One can point to a story on a weekly basis if not more often that may well look like coming from Fox News directly (at least they are no hypocrites and are proud of their views)

So, the question for Dawn Newspaper is, why do they employ so many reporters and journalists if they intend to aggregate news from selected foreign media for news even from Pakistan. Even a youngster with some web publishing knowledge can do this with flying colours.

Foreign news agencies’ feeds are generally used only where an organisation does not have the resources to cover the story first-hand and needs to rely on those feeds. Thanks to Dawn Newspaper, stories from Pakistan are now received and propagated via foreign media (with all the spiced-up anti-Pakistan bias) and branded as if these were from Dawn Newspaper notwithstanding the small print that no one normally reads or pays attention to.

But the bigger question is why the Pakistani elite and so-called educated class continue to hold Dawn Newspaper in high esteem. The only fathomable reason is that the corrupt and unpatriotic love each other’s company.

Crooks proves himself yet again!!!

The transmission of Geo News has been blocked overnight in various parts of country after it aired news regarding hurling of shoes at President Zardari during his party address in Birmingham, Geo News reported cable operators sources as saying.

Meanwhile, many offices of cable operators in Karachi have been set ablaze by angry activists of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

Some of PPP’s leaders and government officials have issued threats and warnings to cable operators across country against continuation of Geo News transmission, pressurizing them to shut Geo News transmission but most cable operators refused to do so, sources said.

However, a private company namely World Call and another one by the name KMPC blocked Geo News signals as late as 2am in morning.

Newspapers’ vendors have been robbed of copies of Jang and Thenews newspapers upon direction of President Asif Ali Zardari and Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira from London, besides, the PPP workers were accompanied by police officials in posing threats to cable operators and hawkers, sources told media.

Following the blockage, a large number of people registered a massive protest against closure of Geo News transmission across country and rampage, arson and riots triggered by workers of PPP, sources said.

Meanwhile, many a Geo News’ workers have decided to register a protest against government in reaction against blockage of Geo News transmission over keeping people updated with facts and truths.

People and Geo News employees have resolved staging a massive string of demonstrations against stoppage of Geo News transmission and burning of Jang and Thenews newspapers by PPP workers, sources said.

The Demos will be staged outside President House, Prime Minister House, in front of Oman Embassy in Islamabad, outside CM, Governor Houses, Press Clubs and offices of cable operators all over country.

Most copies of Jang and Thenews newspapers have been burnt to ashes after robbing them of hawkers at gunpoint in Karachi.

A meeting of journalists, and Geo News employees has been convened in this connection, which will decide further course of action over this issue, journalists told Geo News.

People were of the view that Geo/Jang Group is being penalized over revealing of facts and speaking the truth. They said the ruling elite is angry over reporting of news regarding controversial visit of president Zardari in face of worst floods in country.

President was not only being criticized in country but international media were also grilling him due to massive human crisis in country while he refused to call off his UK visit.

Source: http://www.geo.tv/8-8-2010/69658.htm

Stress Release

If you are stressed and annoyed with how our President is conducting himself then some stress release is not out of the way…

here you go enjoy…

http://decentsms.com/zardari.html

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – why Karachi is a map

Not being a keen follower of gaming anymore, it was surprising to learn that Karachi is a battle map on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

It is the most despecable thing Activision (the creators of this game) have done. All gaming lovers who love Pakistan and Karachi should write protest emails to Activision (support@callofduty.com). Here is the brief description from Call of Duty Wiki on this map.

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Karachi is a map in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 set in Karachi, Pakistan.

The factions are the Navy SEALs and the OpFor. It takes place in a town setting.  There are many buildings to enter and attack from.  The most popular area is made up of an alleyway and two buildings connected by a balcony connected by two ladders.

Source: http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Karachi

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It appears Activision are acting on some hidden agendas to desensitise people around these things so that if something is planned by some idiots (remember the invasion of Iraq on lies!), people are not shocked.

If this is not the case then Activision should add Washington DC as a map as well… may be it is too naive to think.. they can’t risk the massive domestic US population anger which can affect their sales forever.

What double standards…..

Shame on you Activision.