Imran 'only hope' for PTI supporters
For Mehar Zaman Khan, a farmer who came from Mianwali, Imran Khan was still the prime minister even after his ouster.
"Pakistan will suffer if Mr Khan will not be brought back into power. Free and fair elections should be held and true representatives of people should be allowed to rule," he opined.
Shahzad Ali and Muntazir Mehdi, residents of Chakwal, chided the government for removing PTI banners in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. They said such tactics could not "remove Imran Khan from their hearts", adding that any attempt to "defame" the former prime minister will further popularise him among the people.
Smokers' Corner: A Zionism-Inspired Ideology? | Dawn News |
Last week, the recently ousted PM of Pakistan warned that our `slavish' relationship with the US would bury Nazariya-i-Pakistan (the Pakistan Ideology). He did not explain exactly how this can come to be, or how our relationship with the US is any different to our relationship with other major donor countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE and China.
Imran Khan was simply firing another one of his impetuous populist salvos which mean absolutely nothing. Just as the Nazariya-i-Pakistan. If you ask him to define this nazariya or ideology, there is every likelihood he would do so as would a ninth-grader. It will, quite literally, be a textbook answer: "The Pakistan Ideology is Jinnah's 'Two-Nation Theory' which was worked to highlight the differences between the Hindus and Muslims of India and then applied to create a separate Muslim-majority country in South Asia that would evolve to become an Islamic state navigated by Shariah laws."
Creation of a Terror Enclave Pashtunistan
Military given go-ahead for TTP talks, says Sana | Dawn News |
US Implicit Approval to Pak's Nuclear Bomb
US Turned Blind Eye To Pak Nuke Programme In 70s After China's Intervention: Report | Dec. 21, 2018 |
In addition to the US turning a blind eye to Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme, China also convinced the US to start giving more military and financial aid to Pakistan.
The documents reveal that the then Pakistani dictator General Zia-ul Haq and Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping were successful in extracting this price from the US in lieu of Islamabad's support to America against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
In addition to the US turning a blind eye to Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme, Deng also convinced the US to start giving more military and financial aid to Pakistan, according to the US Foreign Relations 1977-1980 volume on Afghanistan.
The voluminous document indicates that both Zia and Deng successfully convinced the then Jimmy Carter administration that India under Prime Minister Indira Gandhi would be pro-Soviet.
"There are limits on our ability to aid Pakistan because of their nuclear explosive programme. Although we still object to their doing so, we will now set that aside for the time being, to facilitate strengthening Pakistan against potential Soviet action," the then US Defence Secretary Harold Brown said in a January 8, 1980 meeting with Deng.
The Chinese leader applauded the US decision as he was successfully able to convince the Carter administration on this issue.
Trump cut military support and financial aid to Pakistan driving the nation into debt arms of China
Trump Suggests Freezing $1.9B in Aid to Pakistan Just the Start | VOA News - Jan. 2018 |
Pakistan: An Insolvent Nuclear Weapons Power And Implications - Analysis | EurAsia Review - Dec. 1, 2021 |
Pakistan at the end of 2021 stands out significantly as an `Insolvent" nuclear weapons power whose external debt hovering at about $170 billion outstripping its GDP creates national security issues as admitted by Pakistan's incumbent PM Imran Khan recently. Significantly, Pakistan's insolvency as a Nuclear Weapons power generates regional and global security implications.
Meriting highlighting initially itself is the overall context that has led Pakistan into such a poor economic state. Pakistan as a `Rentier State' stood used over decades to trade-off its strategic utility earlier to United States ad since last couple of years to China which now has Pakistan in a colonial economic stranglehold of debt-traps via the CPEC inducements.
Besides the United States and China, one also needs to blame Saudi Arabia in a big way for Pakistan's insolvency. Saudi Arabia not for reasons of Islamic munificence but more as presumed in strategic circles has been generous to Pakistan with providing finances to Pakistan in billions of dollars in exchange for Pakistan assisting Saudi Arabia with Nuclear Weapons technology and blueprints. As late as last week Saudi Arabia has provided billions of dollars to bail out Pakistan from its financial mess with IMF refusing further loans.
Moving on to the major reasons for Pakistan's insolvency, two major reasons stand out significantly. Pakistan Army's exorbitant defence expenditures and particularly on Pakistan Army's Nuclear Weapons and Ballistic Missiles arsenal unrelated to South Asian threat scenarios but more fostered by Pakistan Army's grandiose designs of strategic equivalence with India, is the first major reason of Pakistan's insolvency.
Khan Espionage in The Netherlands -- NIKHEF and Urenco centrifuges ...
PM Ruud Lubbers: Nuclear Spy AQ Khan - CIA/America Refused Arrest in 1975 & 1985
A bit of blog history ...
Q: Dutch Justice Well Organized & Exemplary? A: No.
This diary set in motion I would be banned from dKos in 2004/2005 thx to non-supportive criticism by Plutonium Page. She visited Amsterdam a few times and claimed I didn't understand Dutch society. Perhaps I irritated her boyfriend.
In diary my arguments covered a number of events:
The threats Pim Fortuyn received gave sufficient grounds for offering him personal protection from last February.
Peter R. de Vries as Dutch crime fighter
Solving crime is more often by chance, and dependent on political color and motivation in government. The more difficult criminal acts are in the end solved through tips on TV, or as last resort, by crime fighter Peter R. de Vries. De Vries does great analysis of facts around the case, decides to check basic statements and does his homework.
Cocaine: How the Italian mafia found a Dutch home
Threat to Journalists and Press Freedom | July 8, 2021 |
Institutional racial discrimination Dutch police and justice
The Global Powers and Interventions Central Asia
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Karakalpak ASSR h/t Cat
Karakalpakstan: a little-known autonomy in the post-Soviet Central Asia
According to some rumors, this provision was a result of lengthy secret negotiations between former Uzbek President Islom Karimov and the then leaders of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. The Karakalpak Constitution provides that relations between Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan are regulated by bilateral treaties and agreements. These treaties and agreements have never been published, and some experts believe that they never existed. Instead, there were verbal agreements about the loyalty of Karakalpakstan in exchange to concessions from the center. Apparently, this explains the existence of the constitutional provision on secession. Some oppositional experts suggest that on 9 April 1993 the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Karakalpakstan might have signed a secret agreement which allegedly expired in 2013.