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PAKISTAN'S VISION 2030
DIVINE INTERVENTION IN PAKISTAN :  
A TURN TOWARD BETTER DAYS AHEAD



IMRAN WHO?  WHY IS BRITAIN SILENT ABOUT PAKISTAN's CRACKDOWN?



THE PEOPLE vs THE STATE : 
THE DEBATE THAT "THEY" DON'T WANT YOU TO WATCH



ESTABLISHMENT NEEDS IMRAN KHAN BUT IS BANKING UPON NAWAZ SHARIF FOR REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DEALS ?





BULLETPROOF? 
Why is Pakistan's Army Strong But the Country Remains Weak?



IMRAN's LIFE IN DANGER ! IS ARMY, PAKISTAN's CANCER? 
Practice & Procedures act Nikah or Zana?



PAKISTAN's 5000 MISSING PERSONS
Leaked Balochistan Report



LIARS & THEIR VICTIMS: PAKISTAN's MISSING PERSONS, DISHONEST PM & CORRUPT MEDIA



NAWAZ SHARIF IS NEW ESTABLISHMENT, BUT LAHORE REJECTS NAWAZ SHARIF? WHAT NEXT AFTER FAILED JALSA?


ASIM's ARMY IS WORLD's BIGGEST MAFIA ! 
WHAT TYPE OF ARMY PAKISTAN NEEDS ?




NATIONAL SHAME
https://www.dawn.com/news/1779781

THE blight of enforced disappearances has become almost normalised in our society, with hardly any voice being raised against the unlawful detention of citizens.


It seems that people have come to terms with the fact that individuals go ‘missing’ in Pakistan and if they’re lucky, will miraculously turn up one day. However, if the victims are not so lucky, families will be called to collect a body bag.

One faint ray of hope has been the judiciary’s perusal of this troubling phenomenon. In a recent hearing of the Islamabad High Court, where nearly a dozen petitions related to missing persons were being heard, the IHC chief justice said that the court felt “embarrassed” that the issue was still lingering.

The bench observed that enforced disappearances stigmatised the image of Pakistan, and brought the country into disrepute. It is hard to disagree.

At one time, the issue of enforced disappearances was primarily a problem in Pakistan’s peripheries. Mostly, it was Baloch separatists or their sympathisers, Sindhi nationalists, suspected religious militants or MQM cadres who went ‘missing’. Rights activists and journalists were also whisked away if their work rubbed the powers that be the wrong way.

But in the aftermath of the May 9 events, the scope, and brazenness, of this deplorable practice has expanded greatly, with even members of well-connected families not spared. We have witnessed the bizarre spectacle of people being freed by courts hauled away again by ‘unidentified’ elements numerous times.

The fact is that in the current scenario, unabashed disrespect for the law and due process has gone beyond just disappearing people; powerful, unaccountable actors have become so emboldened that they now feel confident enough to ‘punish’ citizens despite what the courts and the Constitution say about honouring fundamental rights. No civilised society can allow such a mockery of the law to take place.

During the aforesaid IHC hearing, the bench asked the attorney general to bring up the issue of missing persons with the caretaker prime minister. With  due respect to their lordships, this issue requires all power wielders in Pakistan to take a strong stand against enforced disappearances, and indeed all violations of the constitutional order.

Where the missing persons’ question is specifically concerned, the chief justice of Pakistan, who has been a high-profile advocate of this issue, can ask unelected forces where they stand on this and the steady erosion of fundamental rights.

Moreover, little can be expected from the caretakers; only an elected government can forcefully raise these issues, and bring these deplorable practices to an end. But perhaps most importantly, it is the power elite that can initiate change. Is the state comfortable with the fact that Pakistan is seen as a lawless land, where people disappear and are arbitrarily punished?
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