Continued Killings in Karachi


Who is responsible to stop these killings?

Sindh Government with out any doubt. Both, federal and provincial governments have failed to provide any peace in Karachi. Whether they are target killings or criminal killings the government is responsible to provide protection to civilians of their life and property. Apparently, nothing is happening to stop this bloodshed.  It seems this bloodshed has been accepted as a norm.

Nobody is doing anything. Our men of opinion once in a while speak out but nothing more than that. Ordinary citizens are already demoralized.  Supreme Court also conducted a session here in Karachi without any benefit. Just show business. Our TV channels only give us the news how many people got killed in Karachi during the last 24 hours. There should have been a concerted effort to put pressure on the government to do something to stop this bloodshed. Nothing happened.
So what we should do?

The only solution left is to bring the Army to clean out this mess. We don’t see any other way to protect the human lives. Some people say Army may be successful to stop this bloodshed then what after that. Let us stop the loss of human lives then again it will be the responsibility of the political government to maintain the law and order in the city.

Seven Persons Have Died During Doctors’ Strike


News say seven persons have died during the strike of young doctors in Punjab.

TV news anchors along with Khadim-e-Aala are blaming doctors for these deaths. What a logic.  Khadim-e-Aala has arranged to employ some new doctors. Also, they have requested Army to send some doctors to serve in the government hospitals . That is good. The question is Chief Minister did not know that due to doctors’ strike some unpleasant incidents like deaths will happen.  Then why he did not put his action plan into motion immediately. Why he is blaming doctors now of these deaths.

A case has also been registered against doctors for death of a child. We don’t know any doctor is named in the FIR or doctors as a group are assigned for this death. Let us see the action and decision of the court on this issue. That would be interesting to note.

Should The Doctors Have Right to Strike?


The answer is Yes.

It is not the question of serving humanity as TV news channels and their anchors are portraying doctors committing crime against the humanity.

Basically, any civilian citizen must have the right to negotiate his terms of employment. You can agree or disagree with those demands but they must have the right.  Doctors should not be any exception. This is a total inability and failure of the Punjab government not able to settle down the issues on the table. This is also not appropriate for the TV news anchors to pass their personal comments and portray the doctors strike as a crime or action against the people’s sufferings. Why the striking doctors are only responsible for the suffering of the people. Why not we should blame Khadim-e-Aala for his inability to tackle the issues amicably. 

Do the doctors have any other means to fight for their rights?

Again, this question can be raised that their demands are not acceptable or what ever but in any case you must give them right to take action within the laws and constitution of the country.

Khadim-e-Aala’s More Recent Stunts


Here are some of the more recent stunts played by Khadim-e-Aala.
Yellow taxi scheme – a repeat of his elder brother Nawaz Sharif’s stunt.

Rs. 2 roti scheme – millions of rupees were dumped into tundoors. Beneficiaries – suppliers of atta.

Tent camp at Minar-e-Pakistan to show his sympathy to people of
Punjab against electricity shortage and load shedding.

Any of his stunt brought any relief to people of Punjab. I think a better question would be did you see or experienced any benefit of his stunts? Your answer would be the right answer.

Young Doctors’ Strike in Punjab


What are doctors’ demands?
What is Khadim-e-Aala’s (KEA) postion since he is also health minister of Punjab?

What we see on the banners in TV news it seems KEA has promised something but did not deliver. No TV channel has brought both parties in any discussion together to let the people know what is the truth.

On the other hand almost all the TV channels and their anchors are doing anti-doctors activism showing that patients are suffering because of their strike. It is a bias against doctors.

Media should have brought the both parties on the TV discussion and let us learn who is right and who is wrong. This is not the responsibility of anchors to tell us their opinion.

On the other hand it is total failure of KEA’s political and negotiation skills that the situation has reached to this point that KEA has to changed the law to arrest the doctors.

PML-N in National Assembly Budget Speech


What PML-N did during yesterday’s session of National Assembly was a clear indication of their defeat in the political arena. When somebody don’t have any argument then they use force.

PML-N is the biggest opposition party in the National Assembly but it has failed the people of Pakistan. They could not do anything for the benefit of the people. They started a campaign ‘Go Zardari Go’ but they could not move anything against Zardari. More recently they started a campaign against prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to remove him but all in vain. The reason was very simple they did not know what the people want. PML-N wanted people to support their cause. That did not happen.

People of Pakistan have fed up with PPP government their inability to do anything good to the people. PML-N could not take any benefit of their pain. That is failure of PML-N’s political wisdom. PML-N leaders speak reasonably well on TV shows but it is surprising that they cannot design and develop a strategy to do anything good for the people of Pakistan. That is shameful.

Saudi Arabia – New Plan to Track Expat Remittances


It is a common practice in Saudi Arabia that expat are running businesses of their own under the name of Saudi Kafeels because they cannot have their businesses on their own names. So they pay kafakat to their Saudi kafeels. Kafalat is an agreed upon amount  paid to Saudi kafeel every month or on yearly basis.

The businesses include from barbar shops, tailoring shops, AC repair shops to restaurants. Also, in many cases they run contracting business. All these people make quite good money. Legally speaking they are employees of the company but actually they own and run the business. They manage the business and take all the risk. So there is nothing wrong except on papers they are employees.

Now Labor Minister Adel Fakeih has announced they want to curb this practice. They will monitor the transfer of money by expats through SAMA. Instead of going through all this hassle they should legalize this practice similar to UAE. That would increase the business activity in the country.