FROM THIS DISTANCE LAND

January 8, 2009 by  
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Dear Countrymen ! Pakistani Brothers & Sisters and all

Wherever you are in the world I wish you happiness and prosperity. You should work hard and attain progress and happiness. Your compatriot from Japan is sending greetings to you.

I am in this distant land
And it will be full moon night in my country

The real worth of one?s homeland can only be experienced by those who are sitting far away from their country like me. I am living here for years now. Many years have passed living in Japan and speaking Japanese. Whenever I see moon in the sky I feel as if Pakistan?s flag is hoisted in the vastness of sky and I feel from the core of my heart that this symbol of my homeland should always remain high and the memory of country kindles in whole of my body.
Whenever Japanese TV or newspapers carry any news about Pakistan my Japanese wife and children listen it very carefully and later discuss it with me. They try to understand the problem. It is immaterial whether it is social or political. They want me to explain it to them and also discuss it in details. In other words our small house here becomes Pakistan Parliament and I explain everything to them from my limited knowledge. My wife and children remember each detail of the discussion till next meeting. On October 13 1999 when the news about the change of government in Pakistan became known here my wife and children as usual also listened to the news and they raised this issue in front of their Pakistani ?Papa?. They were curious to know why and how such a thing happened and what would happen in the future. So I had to tell them that why was Pakistan founded in 1947. Who were our leaders and how long Muslims ruled in the sub-continent. What are the religious beliefs of Hindus, Sikhs and Christians. What was the attitude of these religious groups during the Muslim rule in India and then when the Muslim?s grip on power loosened how British entered the country. There is very scant literature about it here in Japan and whatever little literature is available it gives a different version of history. There are some writings on Qaid-e-Azam available here in Japanese language. Similarly there are some brief writings on Allama Iqbal in Japanese language also available here. But I keep on conveying these things to my family members and friends in detail .Many Japanese newspapers publish my articles and my views are aired by Japanese television. The plus point with me is that I can speak and write Japanese language with facility.

I came to Japan in 1985 and since then I am visiting Pakistan almost every year .I came here as a student and after learning Japanese language I had two options whether I should take up an employment or do business. In Japan it is quite easy to start a business. So I have opened a big showroom here where I sell the carpets and other handicrafts from Pakistan and its different regions. How did I get married? It was my great fortune that a very respectable family of Japan took me as their son in law. And my wife became a source of my progress and prosperity here for which I am deeply indebted to her. Last year in April I came to Pakistan with my wife and four children, My parents and other brothers and sisters live in Rawalpindi. After visiting that city I came down to Lahore. My wife and children thoroughly enjoyed their visit. They were impressed with the historic and the cultural heritage of Pakistan. They particularly liked the city of Lahore because there are number of buildings of Mughal period. They were deeply impressed with the architecture of that period. Incidentally I also belong to a Mughal family and we are known as Mughals on that account. My children are addressed in their schools with their family name Mughal .In the courses of Japanese schools Mughal history is also taught and my children and their friends often ask me questions on Mughal history. My visit to Pakistan in fact was in response to the questions my children generally asked me. In Lahore I took their photographs in the Mughal period buildings and made a movie as well which they showed to their friends after returning to Japan.
I had told these children a lot about the old history .of Mughal period but had told them nothing about Pakistani politics. But the incident that took place in Pakistan this time was political. In their schools the children are told about world politics so they are also becoming political-minded.. They discuss different aspects of world politics. Pakistan is a democratic country so is Japan. Then what is the difference in the democracy of both the countries? What is the difference between Pakistani and Japanese politicians? Such questions are asked not only by my wife and children but whosoever comes across me here. To answer those questions I wrote many columns in local Japanese newspapers and also appeared on television to present an analysis of political conditions. I told them about what I saw there and what was happening in today?s Pakistan. When I talked about the present objective conditions of Pakistan to my wife and children then they got worried about the huge debt that Pakistan owes to foreign donors. And asked me what I could do for Pakistan sitting in Japan. I told them that I am a hard-working Pakistani and am not so rich that I could help Pakistan in clearing its debt. But I can do one thing while living in Japan and this work is more important and useful for Pakistan than helping the country monetarily. This aroused their curiosity and they asked me how could I do that. On this I told them that I am a Pakistani and while leading a happy and prosperous life here I am still worried about the difficulties and problems of my country men, I think I can make my contribution towards creating a Pakistani mind by putting my ideas and feelings on a piece of paper. When I told my wife and children about Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his ideas they felt inspired. I compared the conditions of Pakistan and Japan and in very simple words explained to them the ideology of Pakistan which appealed to them very much. This is my endeavour that I should explain to my country men the Japanese experience in very simple language like one teaches the children it will be useful for Pakistan. Once a Japanese newspaper invited me for an interview on Pakistan. When they started questioning me I counter-questioned them saying that you want to talk about the branches and leaves of the tree what about its roots. Upon this they asked me to talk about the roots because everything about the leaves and branches is presently being published by the press we want to go to the roots?the basis of Pakistan.

Japan like Pakistan completed fifty two years of its existence but there is lot of difference between the conditions of the both these countries. Pakistan is in a better position than Japan as far as its geographical location and other conditions are concerned. If we make a comparative study of the natural resources and geographical position of the two countries we find a vast difference between them. Pakistan has vast tract of fertile land where corn is grown for centuries and there are orchards of sweet and delicious fruit. You can roam about freely in every part of the country. Besides these smooth lands there are high mountains filled with rich natural resources. Here are ever-flowing rivers that look like rivers of silver and gold. They not only irrigate the land but also make the weather pleasant. There are forests on the mountains that add to the country?s wealth. There are handsome, tall and healthy human beings who where ever they go can excel due to their intelligence, understanding and sobriety. The Nature has blessed very few countries of the world with such human potential and landscape. In Pakistan we have the biggest canal irrigation system that has no parallel. The people are healthy, the land is fertile and endowed with riches of natural resources , past is so great that even the history is proud of it. Then why are we in such a bad shape?

On the other hand when we look at Japan we see some uneven-shaped islands in a deep and vast sea. Where the weathers have a negative effect on the mood of the people. The atmospheric condition of the sea controls the conditions of this country. The land is hard and stony where fertile and green tracts are scarcely found. This land is hanging like a roof on volcanoes. Natural resources are few. Most of the eatables are imported. Canals are found no where but a couple of rivers are there which are not usefully exploited as in Pakistan or other countries. And the biggest thing is that in spite of being independent Japan is not independent at all. It has to face the numerous restrictions imposed by world powers. Pakistan on the other hand is a free country.

If we exemplify Pakistan as a fruit tree then one has to say with regret that its fruit is not sweet and delicious. The body, the branches and the leaves are not those of a healthy tree. It seems that something has been lacking in its nourishment and upbringing or there is something wrong with its roots. There exists some disease in its foundation because its shade is not so dense and pleasant and its fruit is not tasty and full of flavour. But on the tree called Japan grows a tasty and sweet fruit. People love to buy any thing stamped with ?Made in Japan? sign without any hesitation.

So before discussing its roots let us first discuss its seed. Pakistan has emerged from a seed which is called Islam?din(religion) of nature. So there can be no fault in that. Because the basis of Islam is Quran the last book revealed by God Almighty. We find all sorts of lessons in it which in essence mean ? The Muslims live in a society where justice is meted out to every individual including the speechless animals? . It shows that the seed of ideas and thoughts was right because it is outcome of a universal truth. Then where lies the problem? If we thoroughly analyse the situation it will be easier to understand. I told my children many times that we belong to Mughal family which in olden days consisted of many tribes. We belong to one of the many branches of Mughal dynasty. Since we are talking about India and Pakistan , so this story is much older than the Mughal dynasty. Mughals came to India about five hundred years ago and established their kingdom. There was a time that the Mughal empire extended from Karachi to Ras Kumari in the South and it included today?s Afghanistan, Bengal and Baluchistan.. The Mughal rule lasted for more than four hundred years. It is a part of history to which one can easily refer and read the details. What I have concluded from a study of the history is that during that period there were no religious or ethnic prejudices. Mughals who spoke Persian and Turkish languages established a government in India where majority of Hundus and followers of other religions lived. This government was not based on any one religion but on the principle of justice. In whole of India whosoever did not get justice could come and pull the chain of justice hanging outside the Mughal palace. Whether it was day or night the King would leave every thing and come out to listen to the grievance of the aggrieved person. He used to order immediate enquiry into the matter. The Muslim king used to provide justice to every citizen irrespective of his colour or creed. He would administer punishment even when his own wife was involved. There was no politics those days, no sectarianism. I remember having listened from grand parents that Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians all used to share their joys and miseries together. This judicious participation in the rituals of each other had tied all the religious groups together in a nationalistic relationship.

My grand father was an indigenous medical practitioner. It is said about him that when he would examine a patient he would never differentiate between a Hindu or a Muslim or Sikh or some one belonging to any other religion. He used to examine each patient with care and affection. He would provide him medicine as well as pray to Almighty God to bless him with a quick recovery. If he would find out that the patient was very poor he would not only provide him food but would also give him some cash . I had seen in my childhood that when he became very old my grand father would still regularly visit his clinic and treat the patients without any fee. I was quite young at that time and he would accommodate me in his lap and some time would give me money to buy a toffee or ice-candy. My grand father?s attitude was that of a sober and old person of that period.

The British came to India during Mughal period as traders. Some how they managed to get permission from the Mughal government to establish a trade centre in India. Gradually the Mughal government and other local Indian rulers started getting weaker and weaker and the British became stronger and stronger. Slowly and steadily they established their government in the whole of India. But it did not happen suddenly. On rest of India the British rule lasted for more than two hundred years but in the Punjab they ruled for only ninety years. During their period they created an atmosphere of hostility and prejudice between Hindus and Muslims. Rather they showed extreme prejudice in distributing powers and justice between these two religious groups and succeeded in creating a sense of hatred and enmity between them. The combined prejudice of the British and the Hindu majority compelled Muslims to demand a separate Muslim state in all those areas where Muslims were in majority. So they started their political struggle under the banner of a political party known as All India Muslim League. A very renowned lawyer Muhammad Ali Jinnah who was affectionately called Qaid-e-Azam(The Great Leader) was the president of the Muslim League. The whole of India believed in his honesty and integrity. Without mincing any words he would speak the truth and would stick to his principled stand. He always spent his own hard-earned money through out his struggle for a separate independent homeland for the Muslims of India. He never spent a penny of the Muslim League Fund or subscription collected from Muslims on himself.

Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal was a great thinker, philosopher and intellectual mystic. He created a spirit for attaining freedom among Muslim nation through his heart-touching poetry and philosophic prose. His dream of freedom for Muslims and an independent country for them was turned into reality by the great political leader of the time Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on 14th August 1947. Although Qaid-e-Azam was an exemplary leader of Muslim nation but he believed in democratic traditions and culture. Whatever steps he took were with the approval of the Executive Committee or General Council of the Muslim League. He always remained active for promoting democratic values. After the inception of Pakistan while addressing the Constituent Assembly he said,? From now onwards every citizen irrespective of his religion or creed is free. Every Pakistani is an equal citizen of Pakistan and will find no difficulty in practising his religion.

The basic purpose of Pakistan?s formation was that Muslims could fulfil their social obligations freely in the light of their beliefs. They should be free in commerce and trade. They should be able to follow the basic principles of Islam that is justice for every one and for all .Thus this new country would be an example for Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. .In the proposed country the state would take care of every individual. Every citizen of this country would selflessly care for the rights and interest of others. When the people of Pakistan would think in these terms then it would create in them a sense of unity and consensus which ultimately would help in forging unity and brotherhood among Muslims of the world.

Those who dreamt of Pakistan and established this country had big plans and had great expectations that this country and its government would lead the whole world. Allama Iqbal had rightly said:

Learn again the lesson of chivalry and truth
Because you will be called upon to lead the whole world (Iqbal)

Pakistan could only provide the leadership to the world if it had the constitution based on Islam?s golden principles of action, faith, unity and discipline. With Pakistan as the citadel of Islam the whole Muslim world would have become a great and strong block. We Muslims have full faith in that true leader whom all the non believers unanimously called Amin (honest) and Siddiq (True). ?You are honesty and truth personified,? they would say. When standing on a mountain near Mecca he asked the non believers of Mecca that ?If I tell you that on the other side of the mountain there is an army of enemy ready to destroy you, will you believe me?? On this all the elders of Quresh and others said in a single voice,? Yes, we shall believe it because you always speak the truth and shun falsehood. We have full faith in you.? The biggest trait of the Prophet (PBUH)?s personality was that the crowd of non-believers who were used to lying and usurping the rights of others ,perpetuating tyranny on the slaves of the town and embezzling the deposits of tribal people, had full faith in his integrity and virtue. As Muslims we should embody the virtues of the holy prophet but what happened to us? Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah got admission in Lincoln?s Inn London only because on its entrance the name of holy prophet had been inscribed on top of the list of the law-givers of the history. Qaid-e-Azam had assessed the greatness of seed and soil from this and raised the slogan of Pakistan and every one supported him. ?Come on we shall achieve Pakistan together?. Pakistan the land of the pure, clean, good and well-mannered people. In it there will be majority of those who believe and follow the holy prophet. This pure land will be inhabited by pure people. The first line of the Pakistan? national anthem also reads as
Pure land-be blessed with happiness

I thought that I should consult Allama Iqbal and try to understand his dream and find out what was in his heart? His Allahabad address and letters addressed to the Qaid-e-Azam all point to the fact that this land had been smeared by the injustices, selfishness, greed and dishonesty of British and Hindus. The only way to cleanse it is that Muslims should live here, practise their culture and civilisation with independence, attend to prayers and with blessing of God make this land clean.

CONCEPT OF PAKISTAN

January 8, 2009 by  
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Dr.ALLAMA Mohammed IQBAL’S
CONCEPT OF PAKISTAN
When we try to understand Allama Iqbal?s concept of Pakistan we find that he does not talk about these four or five provinces. He actually wanted to start from these provinces and the present Pakistan. Rather he says that every country of the world is my country because in the kingdom of God and on his earth every country is the country of the followers of God Almighty:
Every country which is the country of my God is my country
Allama Iqbal’s dream did not suffice with the present Pakistan only and he never said that there is one Pakistan only or the limits of the Muslim state end within the boundaries of Pakistan. Allama Iqbal on the other hand says that you are a Muslim and the whole world is your possession. In addition to this he also advised Muslims to attain competence in space science. But alas that our Muslim brothers could not manage even one Pakistan and it was dismembered into two parts and this left over Pakistan is also a problem for the Muslims.
If every Pakistani adopts Allama Iqbal?s thought and tries to understand the meaning of his concept then he will create in himself determination to make whole world as Pakistan. But for that one will have to enlarge the sphere of his thought and widen the realm of his mind and heart. For this he will have to be above the consideration of his own subsistence, his monthly expenditure and building his own house. For the last 54 years we are experiencing the results of self-aggrandisement. We are facing a perpetual chaos and an exercise in futility. Every one, who comes, repeats the same clich

PAKISTAN’S MILITARY GOVERNMENT

January 8, 2009 by  
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The details and moment to moment account of the event that happened on 12th October was flashed by the world media. What we have learnt is that due to the unity and discipline of our armed forces the country has been once again saved from total catastrophe. But this is not enough. For a bright future of Pakistan we need to consider the problems with more thought and care. Pakistan is not a barren country nor its mothers have refused to bear children endowed with intellect and good brains. We have produced some most intelligent people in the world. But the sad part of the story is that Pakistan?s intelligent and enlightened brains prefer to leave Pakistan and migrate to foreign lands and they are leaving the country after selling legally or illegally all their assets.. All of them whether young or old think that their salvation lies in getting out of Pakistan. I myself belong to Pakistan?s capital and have left my country to settle in Japan. Here I have my Japanese wife and children. I have my own business. I am neither a politician nor I have any adventurous pretensions. I am working here in peace and tranquillity. I can not give up my love for Pakistan because that is my country. I visit Pakistan every year and bring with me carpets and other handicrafts worth million of dollars. I maintain a show room here where I sell all this. I keep an account of all my financial dealings. The tax authorities check my accounts but they do not want to snatch away all that is mine from me nor are there any vagabonds who make life miserable for me.

I am a Japanese citizen. When ever there are elections in this country all the big leaders make it a point to talk to me as a respectable citizen. I interview them on television and write columns and analysis about I praise the good things they had done and criticise the matters that need criticism. People discuss and comment on my writings with me but no one comes with a Klashnikov to scare me and my children. I love my country immensely. I am prepared to sacrifice my life for sake of my country but I hate the selfish politicians and so-called political activists who loot the national exchequer. The money minded capitalists. of Pakistan have made the country a hell for common hard working citizens. That is the reason that today every educated young man of Pakistan is leaving the country after selling his property and jewellery of his mother or sister. His sole aim is to live and work hard at a place where there is rule of law and there is respect for his labour so that he could send money for the subsistence of his family. Why diligent peoples like us do not find any opportunity in our country to earn our livelihood with respect? Why are we denigrated and considered low in our country? Thousands of Pakistani citizens are living a respectable and prosperous life outside Pakistan. They love Pakistan but do not want to go back to their country. Even the thought of going back turns them pale because here there is risk for life on every step. They are afraid of getting kidnapped for ransom. They are scared of robbers and dacoits. In a big city like Lahore a man kidnaps and kills more than hundred children or smuggles them out of Pakistan but our police department had no clue of that man. Why is it so? Why only military government could solve the mystery of these killings that made headlines in the world media. What sort of work was done by the police during political governments that they were not oblivious of the crimes being perpetrated in society? These are not ordinary incidents. My hats are off to the courage of the citizens of Lahore who live amidst such police and criminals. Those who have left the country and settled abroad have got used to a regular law abiding life. They do not have courage to come back and confront their lives with such unknown and unexpected dangers.

Here I again refer to the dream of Allama Iqbal who had dreamt to cleanse the whole world of such things rather than only Pakistan. Qaid-eAzam Muhammad Ali Jinnah struggled hard to convert this dream into reality and in order to maintain this reality in tact devised a system for the country that he founded. The system was meant for the development and security of the country. He kept his person free of such aberrations that his personality is quoted as an example. Whatever property or assets he has in Pakistan today were purchased out of his own income. He neither doled out any jobs nor gave any unnecessary concession to his brothers or nephews. I read in a book that Jinnah had a brother who was a lawyer. He asked Jinnah to make him either the attorney general of Pakistan or allow him to practise law in Pakistan. Qaid-e-Azam replied to his brother,? Pakistani people have not made me their leader and governor general so that I should appoint my relatives to important posts. If you will practise in Pakistan all the judges will have a soft corner for you that you are brother of Jinnah. You are a prominent lawyer. You will be able to do better in Bombay than in Karachi. Why do you want to create problems for me by living in Pakistan?. Now this brother of Jinnah remained in Bombay, rose to be a prominent lawyer and never came to Pakistan nor his children came to Pakistan. Qaid-e-Azam?s character was such exemplary but our other rulers whosoever came into power looted the national exchequer and appointed his relatives and friends on important positions so that he could prolong his tenure in power. I am sorry to say that the present predicament of Pakistan is not due to its enemies but due to its own friends.

A PLEASANT DREAM

January 8, 2009 by  
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A QUESTION FOR Father of Nation

QUAID-E-AZAM Mohammed Ali Jinah

Looking at all these conditions I was very upset. I thought Quaid-e-Azam would be resting in paradise. Let me talk to him on phone. So I rang up the father of the nation. At first he was surprised as to why some one called paradise from Japan. When I introduced myself to him he said the following:
Q.A. Humayun Mughal! You are a Pakistani but why are you calling from Japan?
H.M. I came here in search of livelihood and stayed on. But I do visit Pakistan after a year or so. And on looking at the conditions there I become sad and come back here.
Q.A. Every day I am confronted with sad stories about Pakistan. Now you are there. What do you want to ask?
H.M. O? father of the nation ! If it is in your knowledge what is transpiring in Pakistan then why are you enjoying in paradise. If Pakistan?s predicament is disturbing for you then why don?t you come in the dream of a Pakistani man of authority and shake him. Why don?t you tell him,? O? Pakistani , open your eyes and follow the principles and regulations that I laid down for Pakistan. Ask the people to follow it too. Due to your inaction you have dismembered half of Pakistan. Now take care of the rest of it.
Q.A. My son ! You are living in Japan. You feel pain whenever you visit Pakistan or read the newspapers. But in front of me the whole of Pakistan is present all the time. The daily events of Pakistan are flashed before my eyes like television transmission. Whom should I tell that they concoct my thoughts during the reign of every ruler. What ever has been said in the name of ?sayings of Quaid-e-Azam? on television or otherwise I wonder at it. Every one ascribes all his own thoughts to me. These are not my sayings at all. I gave only one lesson to my people:
Unity, Faith and Discipline
I never used that many words in my whole life which are being printed as my sayings.
Humayun Mughal ! You called me. You wanted to talk to me. I am at your disposal. In whose dreams I should appear. What should I tell them? Will they tell the same thing to the people next morning what I told them in the dream. But do tell one thing to the people of Pakistan on my behalf that whosoever will contact me with truth and love for Pakistan I shall come in his dream for guiding him. The respected father of the nation said, ? I feel miserable and my soul feels pain when some body betrays the land of the pure and talks of breaking it into pieces. He thus betrays the principles of truth and justice and tramples over the rights of poor people who are the true masters of Pakistan.

This is Pakistan. Here every citizen has a right to prosper and reach the highest office in the country. This country never came into being for feudals, capitalists and elite. These capitalists and feudals rather sided with the British but I had the support of the poor Muslims of the sub-continent. This country Pakistan was not formed for fundamentalists to indulge in sectarianism. I had on my one side Maulana Shabbir Ahmad Usmani and Raja Sahib of Mahmudabad on the other side. I had Jogindar Nath Mandal with me and on the other side I had Sir Zafarullah as my foreign minister. I gave every Pakistani an equally respectable status in the country. But who are these opponents to decide as to who has a right to live in Pakistan and who does not have this right. The panacea to keep Pakistan strong and united was that here every one irrespective of his nationality, religious belief, colour or creed had a right to live in peace and tranquillity and love each other. They should have confidence in each other. But my soul gets wounded when some one for self aggrandisement tries to disturb the peace and tranquillity of the country. When some one for personal gain spreads poison in the beautiful and fragrant atmosphere of Pakistan. When ever some one talks of sectarian prejudice my soul shivers and I feel miserable with sorrow for a long time.

Humayun Mughal?. I tried to console the misery and pain of the old man by promising that ? I am opening my heart before you. It will be my endeavour that once again I bring before the eyes of Pakistanis your living picture and pour your voice in their ears so that it penetrates their hearts.? On this his face glowed with happiness and looking at me with happiness and satisfaction he said,? My son you are living far away from mother land still you have so much concern about Pakistan. I wish those who are in authority had the same feeling of patriotism.? He said,? I had laid down three basic principles for smoothening the differences among Pakistanis. These were Faith, Unity and Discipline. If they had adhered to these principles Pakistan would have been an unconquerable country today and no body would have dared or gathered courage to conspire for its dismemberment.?

When the father of nation uttered these words I got lost into their meaning. One needed lot of courage to fathom the depths of what the father had said. If we had a strong faith then we could ask our Bengali brothers in East Pakistan as to what were their grievances. What were their needs? They could take every thing as every thing belonged to Pakistanis alike. ?Do you need Islamabad or Lahore. Take it. But do not leave us.? Islamabad, power, prime minister and president all are symbols of federal authority. If we had offered to our Bengali brothers all this they would never had opted for separation. Lahore is the symbol of the grandeur and glorious history of Punjab. We could have told them to become prime minister or president, appoint their people as governor or minister in Lahore but remain with us. Then, could they think of saying us good bye? Today we would have been the biggest Islamic country of the world.

Unity?We, Baluchs, Pathans, Sindhis, Punjabis and Bengalis should have shown a spirit of unity and oneness and had established a collective culture to flabbergast the whole world.. Allama Iqbal saw a dream for that country and Quaid-e-Azam brought this on the map of the world. It could appear on the map of the world in such a manner that all other countries would have looked unimportant in its presence. But this could only happen if we had observed unity, a mutual brotherhood. By ignoring unity we did not only negate the ideas of the father of the nation rather we disobeyed the orders of Almighty God and our holy prophet. The God says, ? Hold the chain of God strongly? and the holy prophet said, ?All Muslims are brothers.? So Quaid-e-Azam was not wrong in emphasising the importance of mutual unity. He showed us the right path but we preferred to follow the path shown by our enemies instead of treading on his path. India is developing Indian nationalism in their country. But in Pakistan they are stressing for dividing us into Punjabis, Baluchis, Sindhis, Pathans and Muhajirs and we are listening to our enemy. There are various organisations operating in Pakistan under the garb of so called literature , culture and NGOs . Some times they publish a Pashtu newspaper and some times Punjabi and some times they try to prove that Baluch culture is different from Pakistani culture. I wish some one could disband those NGO?s who are working against the Pakistani nationalism. Today we can achieve unity only by laying more emphasis on and preaching for Pakistani nationalism. What a pity that fifty years ago the Muslims of India as a nation were striving for the creation of Pakistan but today Pakistan is a country which is searching for a nationhood. These scattered people are refusing to tie themselves ina single nation. The emphasis of the father of the nation on unity was not wrong. It is perfectly in accordance with our religious beliefs and national aspirations. Unity is a must because this is the basis of our Pakistani nationalism.

Quaid-e-Azam?s third principle was discipline. He wanted us to see disciplined like an army. A single nation from Chagi to Karachi, from Kashmir to Lahore. All Pakistanis from Sylhet to Dacca and Chittagong should have stood united but we got ourselves divided into factions. Today we have half Pakistan but we have not learnt any lesson from our disgrace and humiliation. We are wearing the cover of Punjabis, Baluchis, Sindhis, Pathans and Muhajirs. Instead of raising the flag of a united Pakistan we are busy in preparing flags of different nationalities. If this situation continues shall we be able to keep Pakistan in tact?.

Today instead of becoming a single nation we are divided into families, clans and castes . This division is wrong. All these families, clans and castes can make the basis of a strong and sturdy Pakistani nation. This was the dream of Allama Iqbal and the struggle of the father of the nation. Today not only Iqbal and Jinnah but even the holy prophet would be upset in their heavenly abodes. They had raised the flag of Islam and Muslim nationhood and had said, ? Today no white has any preference over black, or any Arab over non-Arab, rich over poor. All are equal and a single entity.? Are we today an equal and single entity? When the father of the nation talked of his three principles and all these thoughts came to my mind then I felt that the seed which our leaders had sown was good. The sapling was also good. But during the first fifty five years the plant was inflicted by some curse that we started decaying . Enemy?s job is to nurture enmity and therefore it is aimless to complain to him. . What we need to find out is the enemy within ourselves who is perpetually destroying us from within. Those nations who live in discipline do the self-accountability every year, assess their weaknesses. Have we ever evaluated our wrong policies? Never and why is it so?

Is Pakistan not a properly organised country? If our institutions are first rated institutions then why we have not been able to do self-accountability? Those nations that do their own accountability are in fact living nations. For creation of Pakistan we were a living nation. We had attained our goal of achieving Pakistan on the basis of Muslim nationhood spurning every temptation and greed. What happened after that? Quaid-eAzam said it was easy to make a country but it is difficult to keep it intact. For this we need hard work, honesty and intellect. This means that we have lost our honesty, diligence and intellect. The principles that Quaid-e-Azam gave us with his own practical example to make the country strong and secure were ignored by us and were not adhered to.

The saying of the father of the nation went straight to my heart. If instead of forgetting the three principles we had laid the foundation of our country on these principles then no earthquake or typhoon could demolish it. It has also been established that the seed which was used to create the sapling of the Pakistani nationhood and country was good. What lacked was that we did not nurture the plant in light of the sayings of the father of the nation. Not only we did not follow him rather we committed colossal mistakes. It can be compared to the birth of children. A person can produce many children but the problem begins if he does not attend to their upbringing which is the right of the children. If we start following these principles as a nation then our country can produce thousands of renowned scientists, mathematicians, statesmen, innovators and leaders to guide the destiny of the country and nation, economists and doctors. But alas we have failed to achieve our goals. Quaid-e-Azam left us after handing over this sapling to the country but we committed many mistakes and shortcomings in nurturing it and looking after it. We should bow our head before the father of the nation and admit our faults and then move forward so that we could discover some method of reforming ourselves.

WHAT WERE OUR MISTAKES ?

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We had confessed our mistakes and shortcomings before the father of the nation and also bowed our head to ask his forgiveness but what are those mistakes? As long as we do not identify the mistakes that were the cause of our malaise and predicament and find out the ways to rectify those mistakes we can not undo the wrong done to our administration, unity and discipline.

What I could make out from all this is that Pakistan is a great country and an ideological state. People came from all corners of India to settle down in it. It was such a country that Muslims from all over India considered it as the fortress of Islam and came to live here. It was an exemplary state for not only Indian Muslims but Muslims from all over the world. Just as the Muslims of the whole Muslim world were looking at it as a beacon of light and ideological leader similarly the powers inimical to Islam were planning from the day one to break it and fragmenting its ideological identity into pieces. That is why Quaid-e-Azam and Quaid-e-Millat both had warned the nation to be ware of its enemies. From his practical experience Quaid-eAzam made it clear that Hindus were the greatest enemies of Muslims.

Be ware of the politics of Hindus. Save your self from the mischief of Hindus. But as the Quaid-e-Millat closed his eyes after the demise of the Quaid-e-Azam our subsequent leaders forgot the advice of the founders of the country. Pakistan was established as asocial welfare state. Quaid wanted its democratic system to be an exemplary system for the poor and impoverished of the country irrespective of the fact whether they belonged to Bengal or Punjab, NWF,P Sind or Baluchistan. He is a Pakistani wherever he lives. But during the first twenty five years of its existence the politics of Pakistan was dominatedby those who instead of harnessing the collective intellect and power of the nation created power pockets political influence in various regions of the country. For self-aggrandisement they tried to build up their politics on regional, linguistic and ethnic basis. They wanted to rule the country but were averse to making the country a united as a single entity as strong as a cliff. They practised their politics on the basis of provincial and linguistic prejudices. These selfish people succeeded in creating confusion and disunity in country?s politics and gradually drifted away from the goals set by its founders. An atmosphere of loot was created by all sections of people including politicians, government functionaries, traders, shopkeepers, capitalists ,feudals, workers and tenants. Whatever they laid hands on they usurped it. This lawlessness was death knell for the country and it trickled down to the common man level. Instead of handing over the evacuee property left by Hindus and other Non Muslims to refugees and homeless Muslims the politicians and small and big officials of bureaucracy got it allotted to themselves. Some politicians and civil officers got engaged in a race to become wealthy and rich. They became busy in increasing their assets and bank balances. One can not say this for every one but majority appeared to be engaged in this pursuit . The judges of the superior courts and most of the workers of the Pakistan movement instead of looking after the convoys of refugees coming from India in destitution got involved in the allotment of big properties to these people and then buying it back from them on cheap rates. This race for getting wealthy was very dangerous and for those who were engaged in it the ideology of Pakistan, Islam or even a Muslim were of no value.. Pakistan was a plant of sweet fruit sowed by Quaid-e-Azam but these people instead of watering it or pruning its branches and leaves or adding fertiliser to its roots started plucking its flowers and damaging its trunk. Instead of making it a strong tree they got engaged in splitting it on regional, linguistic and linguistic basis and this beautiful plant instead of undergoing natural development became victim to the fire generated by the greedy eyes and mean conspiracies hatched by the enemies

If we had cared for this tree and had kept its ideological foundations straight then the whole world had enjoyed its cool shade and the whole region had fulfilled its needs of its sweet fruit. We could have experimented in grafting new varieties of fruit in its branches to make the whole of Islamic world aware of its taste and had benefited from it by making the whole world a land of the pure. But alas we could not do it. Instead of feeding our Pakistani brothers on this sweet fruit we are giving them bitter and sour fruit to eat sent by our enemies and making them disillusioned with Pakistan. We have lost our way and this waywardness has already shown us bad days and we are still living in bad times.

Look at it. We have more than half of Punjab with us and less than half of Punjab with India. It was this undivided Punjab which supplied food grain to the whole of India during pre-partition days. Now we have vast fertile parts of NWFP and Sind and the beautiful land of Baluchistan. How come that the land which could feed 400 million people with its grain can not produce grain for only 150 million people? What happened to our lands and peasants? Compared to this the smaller Indian Punjab produces wheat for 1000 million people. They do not collect water levy from peasants and tillers of land and power bill is just nominal. But per acre production is double than ours and the wheat is of better quality. In our country the land is in the possession of big land lords and feudals. There are few regions where land is in possession of small peasants and tillers. In India the agricultural department advises under regular planning as to where should they grow wheat and in which areas they should grow sugar cane. They have specially earmarked certain points where the producer collects his produce and food department takes away this grain after proper weighing and paying the peasants in cash terms.

On the other hand the agricultural department in our country does not provide farmers and land owners proper guidance. In India the production and supply of adulterated and fake pesticides as well as sub-standard fertilisers is an heinous crime. Whereas fake pesticides are officially supplied to the farmers and its price is also too high because these fake pesticides and fertilisers are produced under the patronage of government and semi-government organisations. Moreover peasants are not given any concession in power tariff. The food department or sugar and cotton mill owners purchase the commodities from peasants through a middleman called arhti.

Why food department or sugar mills and cotton purchasers do not go to the producers and buy these commodities on the spot by proper weighing and paying them in cash. If our farmers and peasants are provided with high quality seeds, pesticides and fertilisers on reduced prices and nominal power tariff is charged from them, then surely our farmer can produce better grain than India and can also increase per acre yield. Because Pakistan is a god-gifted state therefore we make fake pesticides here. We adulterate the fertilisers and under a conspiracy charge commercial rate of tariff from our farmers. Even then our farmers are giving excellent results. Agriculture is a sector of economy and if we carry out improvements in this sector we can make enormous progress in the field of agriculture. Which means that we can become self-sufficient in grain production. We can also be self-sufficient in oil-producing seeds and lentils. We can produce vegetables, rice, sugar etc. more than our requirement. Similarly if our cotton and rice crop is grown after proper planning under government patronage we can earn lot of foreign exchange from these two crops.

But Japanese are surprised to see that Pakistan is such a big country where there are rivers and the biggest canal network in the world and still we are poor. God Almighty has not blessed Japan and other countries with these natural resources, still the agriculture and industry in these countries is running in full swing. But agriculture is in bad shape in Pakistan. Agricultural industry is in bad shape. Common industries are gone sick. Textile industry is at stand still. Why is it so? Pakistani workers are present in every part of the world. They ork there day and night. Why can not they work remaining in their own country. Many international experts have analysed this situation. Surely Pakistanis should be aware of it. I did not want to mention this but this is surprising for every one as to what has happened to our industrialists. They are busy in setting up industries in Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and other countries but why are they not running their industries in Pakistan? After securing loans from Pakistani banks and financial institutions why have they locked their units and are wandering in other countries? Running the industry in their own country is the most important task before them which is in accordance with the doctrine of the God Almighty and holy prophet.

The father of the nation sowed the best and most fruit -giving seed for the Pakistani tree and himself departed from the world with the hope that his children and trained leaders would take care of it and nurture it with their blood but he forgot to remember that the children whom he had assigned this task were themselves not properly brought up. How could these half-wit children take care of the tree under whose shade three generations of millions of Muslims have been wandering in utter confusion.

This has made me to think that the children were not properly educated with the method of taking care and nurturing of the plant. The result is that it has become a tree and no body has taken care of its flowers and that is the reason that its fruit is not so sweet and nourishing .If we had taken a good care of this tree and had produced good fruit then people of other countries had also enjoyed its taste and sweetness and Pakistan would be known to the world and the people would learn principles of regulating their lives from us. Then they could graft their own trees with our tree and their trees instead of producing sour fruit could produce sweet, juicy and fragrant fruits like our tree.

In this land of the pure there was only one symbol of Quaid-e-Azam. She was mother of the nation Mohtarama Fatima Jinnah. She was pained to see what these goof children were doing with the tree planted by her brother Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Whenever she would come forward to tender some advice to these children they would push her back. Once in her old age she did come forward to cleanse the country of the bad and fake leadership. She contested the presidential election as well. But these stupid children had full control of the country and they made her lose the election in front of the eyes of the people. All the patriotic people felt so much grief that they cried bitterly but there was not a trace of tears in the eyes of this great sister of Quaid-e-Azam. Rather there was anger and a word of warning to these children that you made me helpless but would you go on feeding the people and nation with these raw and sour fruit in future. The mother of the nation expressed her point of view in strong words to the children and left this mortal world for heavenly abode. Like her brother she was an angelic personality free from any selfish motives. The nation lost in her a mother who was always ready to tender her true advice and guidance to her children.

THE MILITARY GOVERNMENTS of Pakistan

January 8, 2009 by  
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The father of the nation taught us principles of democracy. Each word that he uttered in his short life after establishment of Pakistan is a lesson for us. He showed us by his personal example what is meant by democracy. .What is meant by respecting the law and every functionary has a limited sphere of authority. If we perform our duties diligently no one can shirk his duties. The life of Quaid-e-Azam was in fact a disciplined and .regulated life. If he had ordered that his name should be inscribed through out the territory of Pakistan no body could have objected to that. But he did not accept even a salary from the government exchequer. He lived on his own hard-earned money through out his life. He regularly paid taxes on the assets purchased by his personal income. Concealing one?s bank balance from law tantamounted to treason. The registers showing his personal income and expenditure are today present as his relics and before breathing his last he donated all his property to those educational institutions where he himself got education. It is written in his will that from his property all the taxes due to the government should be paid.

Soon after his departure from this world we forgot his teachings. We all got engaged in a struggle to grab power and authority. In this struggle for power we trampled the democratic principles while sitting in democratic institutions and maltreated those who opposed the government and even gave them beating. The speaker of east Pakistan Assembly lost his life in such a scuffle It was not democratic attitude nor our father of the nation had showed us this path. Thus we lost our way and in this process lost track of our destination.

My dear father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam was getting upset after listening all this from me. He asked me, ?Do you know where the mistake was made and who made it.?. I said,? Father, mistake was not made by a single individual. It seems that those whom you trained for this purpose were few and they became helpless in this tug of war for power..? On this the father of the nation said, ?This is partially true. But those who were my compatriots were not weak people. If they had stuck to their principled stand in my name the people of Pakistan would not have left them alone. Those were the people who did not understand English language and would say on listening to my speeches that we do not know English language but we know that whatever this man says is true.? If my comrades my trained compatriots had not given up my ways and my path the situation would have been different today. People even today talk of priciples and rules and regulations. People listen to those who talk truth. They believe them. . The father of the nation was very upset.. His big forehead was glittering with perspiration. He said to me, ? Humayun ! You are so young. Whom I should mention before you. All these names are preserved in annals of history. The people of Pakistan are very clever. They can understand the hints.

The father was right. I did not deem it fit to bother him further and advising him to take rest I cam in my study. Now I was thinking that if an ordinary citizen like me could get guidance from Quaid-e-Azam in respect of my country why could not our leaders do that. After Quaid?s death it would have been better if instead of a single man occupying his chair a council of elders had been constituted which could decide the matters of the state after thorough deliberation. That was only possible if we had stuck to Quaid?s principles. But due to the lawlessness , financial bungling and political wrangling perpetuated by them on 8th October 1958 the then president Iskandar Mirza and Commander in Chief of the Pakistan Army General Ayub Khan enforced martial law in the country and turned the politicians out of the corridors of power. Ayub Khan also exploited Quaid?s name. Not only that he openly used Quaid?s name he discarded parliamentary democracy in favour of presidential system in the name of Quaid-e-Azam. For eleven years Ayub Khan who got himself elevated from general to field marshal and then the president remained in power.. He disqualified the old politicians from taking part in active politics and tried to run the country through the members of the local bodies named as basic democrats. The result was that the concept of national consciousness and Pakistani nationalism went on weakening. In place of Pakistani nationalism the linguistic, ethnic and regional prejudices strengthened. During the military dictatorship of Ayub Khan industrial progress did take place but during this period provincial prejudices became stronger. The politicians from NWFP, Baluchistan and Sind remained busy in propagating against Punjab and asking for dismemberment of One Unit. There already existed hatred against Urdu speaking people in East Pakistan. Dubbing very West Pakistani as Punjabi they started a campaign against them. They considered Ayub Khan and Azam Khan as Punjabis. In their eyes Choudhry Khaliquz Zaman, an Urdu speaking migrant from UP (India) and all those who were right hand men of Ayub Khan were Punjabis. During Ayub Khan;s time Pakistani nationalism weakened a lot. When he departed from the corridors of power in place of Quaid?s devoted compatriots and those who cared for Pakistan second rate politicians appeared on the political scene. For them Pakistani nationalism was of no value. They indulged in politics of provincial. The result was that regional prejudice deepened.

While leaving Ayub Khan passed the reins of government to General Yahya Khan who enforced a new martial law in the country. He abrogated the constitution and created a new state of confusion in the country. In the name of political leniency he gave full freedom to politicians to propagate against national interest. Thus the provincially motivated politicians came forward and they blamed the other provinces for usurping their rights. The most vocal of them was Mujibur Rehman of East Pakistan who started a regular movement of hatred against Punjab and spent all his energy to prove that Punjab has expropriated ets usurped all resources of the country.. Although this was not true. At that time if someone had put the same blame on East Pakistan it could be easily proved. Because both the provinces had similar economy based on agriculture and if there were three factories in East Pakistan Punjab had one. In all this process Sind benefited most where without proper planning seventy percent of Industry was installed in Karachi. The right thong would have been that the industry should have been installed throughout the country. .If they wanted to concentrate industry at one place then it was Baluchistan because industries could be set up by the Baluchistan coast which would result in progress of this less populated and backward area. This would not have given rise to any expansion of population problem as happened in thickly populated Karachi.

The result of the politics of hatred was that Pakistan broke into two parts in 1971. What was the real bone of contention between the two parts of Pakistan that is West and East Pakistan? When this question crept up in my mind I thought of contacting the father of the nation again to find out what was the real cause of break-up of original Pakistan. Both the father and mother of nation received me and welcoming my question they allowed me to ask them what ever I wanted to ask. A little scared I asked them that if they had declared both Urdu and Bengali as national languages and English as language of liaison then there might not have been a wave of hatred in East Pakistan which later on became an anti-Pakistan movement.. On listening to my question I observed signs of discomfiture on the face of mother of the nation but Quaid-e-Azam remained calm. He listened to the question very patiently and said,? Pakistan consisted of both West and East Pakistan. The politicians and national leaders of Pakistan did not try to make Pakistanis as one nation. The question put before me was only this that whether Urdu or English should be the national language of Pakistan I supported Urdu but Pakistani politicians, members of provincial and national assemblies could have added Bengali to this. The question is not this that I only declared Urdu as national language. The question whether even after more than fifty years have we been able to create a national concept in Pakistan.? The basis of my demand for Pakistan was that Muslims are a single nation. After the establishment of Pakistan my philosophy was that Muslims are a single nation. Bengalis, Punjabis, Pathans, Sindhis, and Baluchs all are one nation. I also added to this that all non-Muslims living in Pakistan are also part of this single nation. Was this philosophy further practised? Nations are formed in this manner. I would have accomplished this task but I did not remain alive and when my sister came forward to do this you got her defeated in election against Ayub Khan. Okay when I was not there you did not make my sister as your leader then why do you complain to me?

Quaid-eAzam gave this reply with great patience and calmness. I was ashamedly looking at his sad face on which I could see the marks of unhappiness and frustration. I felt lot of shame because I bothered the father to answer a question for which he had no fault. He rather gave us a perfect philosophy to finish such differences. But unfortunately we neither understood it nor we practised it. Bowing before them I sought their permission to leave. The father of the nation told me very kindly,? Humayun! Whenever you have any confusion you can contact me. Rather tell every Pakistani that whenever he feels difficulty he should turn to me. Even after my death I am for Pakistan and its people.?

This was my second meeting with the father. I gave a thought to father?s philosophy and found out that there are 98 percent Muslims among 140 million Pakistanis. They believe in one God, one prophet(PBUH and are a part of single nation but still we are divided into Punjabis, pathans , Sindhis, Muhajirs and Baluchis and on the other hand our enemy India consists of Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Low castes, Bhudhists and people belonging to various religions who do not understand each other?s language and still raise the slogans of ?We are one? day and night. Although there is no unity in them. Mizo?s are not from among them. Naxalites are not one of them. Sikhs are different from them. Budhists and people belonging to other religions are also different from them High caste Hindus do not like to even look at low caste Shudars. If they name a Muslim even their tongue becomes apostate. Even then there is noise of ?we are one nation ? in India. After all what is this?

Bengalis are our Muslim brothers but we did not consider them our brothers. On the other hand Hindus of West Bengal made them believe that they were not a nation as Muslims but can become a nation as Bengalis. This is our fault. This is the fault of our clergy who did not allow Pakistani and Muslim nationalism to develop. If we had acted upon the philosophy of Quaid-e-Azam then Bengalis would have accepted Pakistani nationality and would have stood by us. Even now we can make a strong federation of the four provinces of West Pakistan on the basis of Pakistani nationalism. But on the Pakistani Radio, Television and national media there is emphasis on Pakistani federation but no mention of Pakistani nationalism. East and West Germany can reunite on the basis of nationalism. Both the parts of Vietnam can reunite. They can consider bringing together North and South Korea on the basis of nationalis then why we are afraid from the concept of nationalism in Pakistan. We can make the Islamic basis of love and unity as the philosophy of Pakistani nationalism and we should not shun it. The tragedy of the fall of Dacca took place during the period of Yahya Khan. This was the biggest tragedy to inflict in the history of Islam after the fall of Cordoba. I was very young at that time. But I remember that on listening this tragic news my father and grand father cried like children. I realised it after many years that what a great tragedy had happened to Pakistan.

Talking about this tragedy that why it happened. What were its reasons? When were the foundations of this tragedy laid? If Bengla Desh was to be established then why in 1947 two separate countries of Pakistan and Bangla Desh were not established. The younger generation is searching for the answers to these questions and when they do not get the answer then they talk of Sindhu Desh, Pakhtunistan or Serakilistan. At present some important political personalities and army commanders of the time of dismemberment are still alive. If the people in authority want a detailed investigative report can be prepared on this tragedy which will be very useful for our future generations and the historians interested in the history of Pakistan. The biggest advantage shall be that people will stop raising the question that Pakistan could not fulfil its objectives as a state or .we as a nation could not achieve those objectives for which Pakistan was created. Through this we can explain the present status of the two nation theory after the dismemberment of Pakistan. Through this report we can also explain that if Pakistan had not been turned into a religious state and remained secular country of Muslims then what would have been its state of affairs. But this would require long research and investigation. As a nation we must undertake this work. This is the debt of history on Pakistani nation. General Yahya?s government fell on 22nd December 1971 that is a week after the fall of Dacca which happened on 16th December. The army generals dismissed Yahya Khan and appointed the parliamentary leader of West Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as the President and Chief Martial Law Administrator of West Pakistan. It is said about Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto that he was an intelligent and shrewd political leader.. He started with the basic economic problem of Food, Clothing and Housing which is the basic concern of the majority of population and made it an issue for elections. As against this Mujibur Rehman raised the bogey of exploitation of East Pakistan resources and the prosperity of Punjab . Looking objectively Bhutto?s attitude was positive as he had given a progressive political programme against the privileged class and for the betterment of common man. On the other hand the people of East Pakistan were brought on one paltform on the basis of anegative slogan for political confrontation. It can therefore be stated that as against Mujib Bhutto was working on a Pakistani political programme.

In spite of his intelligence and knowledge Bhutto could not give a positive programme to the people of East Pakistan at the time adversity. The reason could be traced to the alignments between political leaders during the previous military regimes. That might have been the reason that Bhutto with in spite of all his capabilities could not become a national leader rather became a leader of West Pakistan only. He would have attained greater height as a leader if he had impressed the people of East Pakistan with his socio-economic program. It appears that by that time decision already That is the reason why Bhuttop did not deem it necessary to draw the attention of East Pakistanis. Neither he tried to forge any alliance with the anti-Mujib forces to win the election East Pakistan or at least contest elections there. This confirms the doubt that before 1970 elections the invisible forces had struck a deal to undo the unity between East and West Pakistan. Otherwise Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani was trying to forge an alliance between the politicians of both the wings before the elections. But he was beaten at Sahiwal Railway Station. His beard was pulled and in Lahore a scandal was circulated and shameful allegations were made against him forcing him to say good bye to West Pakistanis. It must be remembered that he tried hard for postponement of 1970 elections but no one supported him and it was Maulana Bhashani who was the first to blame Mujibur Rehman for conspiring to establish Bangladesh but the political leaders and people in authority in Pakistan did not take any notice.

With all this background Mr Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto became an important and active leader of West Pakistan. The allegation by his opponents that he also played a role in establishing Bangladesh will always remain against him.The Hamoodur Rehman Commission?s report that he ordered in connection with the fall of Dacca had very limited scope. And then this report was not published and now it is being said that the report has been lost. His daughter Benazir Bhutto twice became the prime minister but she made no headway in this direction nor did she try to remove this stigma from her father?s name. This makes the matter more mysterious and dangerous.

Some government in Pakistan should take the positive step of getting a report prepared on the fall of Dacca to find out why this country broke into two parts. Quaid-e-Azam reply to this is that we were successful in making one country but could not make one nation. This is the root cause of this tragedy. After philosophical explanation we should look into the practical aspect of the matter and chalk out a workable plan to keep the four units of the federation together.

In my opinion Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto tried to run Pakistan on his own ideas rather than the principles of the founder of Pakistan.
Father of the nation said ?Faith?
Bhutto said ?Islam is our deen?
Father of the nation said ?Unity?
Bhutto said ?Democracy is our polity?
Father of the nation said ?discipline?
Bhutto said ?Socialism is our economy?.

The three principles of the father of the nation were based on Islam for a strong faith, unity and strong discipline to provide a spiritual, physical and political base. But Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto gave a different colour to these principles for his political defence first tried to satisfy the religious circles by saying Islam is our deen although he did not succeed in satisfying them. Then he tried to use the slogan of democracy is our politics to forge relations with other countries of the world. The biggest tool of Bhutto was socialism is our economic system by which he made the economically depressed classes as his followers and not knowing what socialism stood for they accepted it in simple terms that is Bread, Clothing and Housin. People voted for Bhutto in the name of Bread, Clothing and Housing. Because they had firm belief that if the stomach was empty and there were no clothes to wear and no house to live in then every thing was false. But by giving a false bait Bhutto started the politics of making false promises and giving impracticable programs. To complete his agenda he promised to nationalise industries, banks and important business houses. The result was that many units of our fledgling industry were nationalised and handed over to the party leaders and favourite workers who ate away these industries in no time like termite. Thus this new political structure at its outset devoured foundations of Pakistan?s industry and economy. Banks became bankrupt and industries presented a deserted look. This stage was not ripe for nationalising industry. The industries set up in Pakistan were catering for the common consumer goods. The basic industries were lacking in Pakistan like Pakistan Steel Mills or Heavy mechanical Complex Taxila which operates under military supervision. Pakistan was still preparing for setting the basis of Industry in Pakistan, It still required at least ten years of patronage so that its industrial base expanded and the entrepreneurs needed encouragement. The small industry had gradually turned into big industry. But even small rice husking mills, cotton ginning factories and units comprising five to ten looms fell victims to the so-called socialist revolution of Bhutto. Later on from the results it was concluded that the nationalisation by Bhutto was in fact a step in the direction of totally ruining the the industry and economy of the country. The slogan of Bread, Clothing and Housing was very powerful and the people conceded lot of power and authority to Bhutto accepting this slogan but in return Bhutto gave only hunger , poverty and false promises. He established a system which was apparently a parliamentary democratic system but in reality his control on parliament was so strong that he converted it into a rubber stamp for himself.
THE MILITARY GOVERNMENTS. The army generals dismissed Yahya Khan and appointed the parliamentary leader of West Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as the President and Chief Martial Law Administrator of West Pakistan. It is said about Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto that he was an intelligent and shrewd political leader.. He started with the basic economic problem of Food, Clothing and Housing which is the basic concern of the majority of population and made it an issue for elections. As against this Mujibur Rehman raised the bogey of exploitation of East Pakistan resources and the prosperity of Punjab . Looking objectively Bhutto?s attitude was positive as he had given a progressive political programme against the privileged class and for the betterment of common man. On the other hand the people of East Pakistan were brought on one paltform on the basis of anegative slogan for political confrontation. It can therefore be stated that as against Mujib Bhutto was working on a Pakistani political programme.

In spite of his intelligence and knowledge Bhutto could not give a positive programme to the people of East Pakistan at the time adversity. The reason could be traced to the alignments between political leaders during the previous military regimes. That might have been the reason that Bhutto with in spite of all his capabilities could not become a national leader rather became a leader of West Pakistan only. He would have attained greater height as a leader if he had impressed the people of East Pakistan with his socio-economic program. It appears that by that time decision already That is the reason why Bhuttop did not deem it necessary to draw the attention of East Pakistanis. Neither he tried to forge any alliance with the anti-Mujib forces to win the election East Pakistan or at least contest elections there. This confirms the doubt that before 1970 elections the invisible forces had struck a deal to undo the unity between East and West Pakistan. Otherwise Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani was trying to forge an alliance between the politicians of both the wings before the elections. But he was beaten at Sahiwal Railway Station. His beard was pulled and in Lahore a scandal was circulated and shameful allegations were made against him forcing him to say good bye to West Pakistanis. It must be remembered that he tried hard for postponement of 1970 elections but no one supported him and it was Maulana Bhashani who was the first to blame Mujibur Rehman for conspiring to establish Bangladesh but the political leaders and people in authority in Pakistan did not take any notice.

With all this background Mr Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto became an important and active leader of West Pakistan. The allegation by his opponents that he also played a role in establishing Bangladesh will always remain against him.The Hamoodur Rehman Commission?s report that he ordered in connection with the fall of Dacca had very limited scope. And then this report was not published and now it is being said that the report has been lost. His daughter Benazir Bhutto twice became the prime minister but she made no headway in this direction nor did she try to remove this stigma from her father?s name. This makes the matter more mysterious and dangerous.

Some government in Pakistan should take the positive step of getting a report prepared on the fall of Dacca to find out why this country broke into two parts. Quaid-e-Azam reply to this is that we were successful in making one country but could not make one nation. This is the root cause of this tragedy. After philosophical explanation we should look into the practical aspect of the matter and chalk out a workable plan to keep the four units of the federation together.

In my opinion Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto tried to run Pakistan on his own ideas rather than the principles of the founder of Pakistan.
Father of the nation said Faith
Bhutto said Islam is our deen
Father of the nation said Unity
Bhutto said Democracy is our policy
Father of the nation said discipline
Bhutto said Socialism is our economy.

The three principles of the father of the nation were based on Islam for a strong faith, unity and strong discipline to provide a spiritual, physical and political base. But Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto gave a different colour to these principles for his political defence first tried to satisfy the religious circles by saying Islam is our deen although he did not succeed in satisfying them. Then he tried to use the slogan of democracy is our politics to forge relations with other countries of the world. The biggest tool of Bhutto was socialism is our economic system by which he made the economically depressed classes as his followers and not knowing what socialism stood for they accepted it in simple terms that is Bread, Clothing and Housin. People voted for Bhutto in the name of Bread, Clothing and Housing. Because they had firm belief that if the stomach was empty and there were no clothes to wear and no house to live in then every thing was false. But by giving a false bait Bhutto started the politics of making false promises and giving impracticable programs. To complete his agenda he promised to nationalise industries, banks and important business houses. The result was that many units of our fledgling industry were nationalised and handed over to the party leaders and favourite workers who ate away these industries in no time like termite. Thus this new political structure at its outset devoured foundations of Pakistan?s industry and economy. Banks became bankrupt and industries presented a deserted look. This stage was not ripe for nationalising industry. The industries set up in Pakistan were catering for the common consumer goods. The basic industries were lacking in Pakistan like Pakistan Steel Mills or Heavy mechanical Complex Taxila which operates under military supervision. Pakistan was still preparing for setting the basis of Industry in Pakistan, It still required at least ten years of patronage so that its industrial base expanded and the entrepreneurs needed encouragement. The small industry had gradually turned into big industry. But even small rice husking mills, cotton ginning factories and units comprising five to ten looms fell victims to the so-called socialist revolution of Bhutto. Later on from the results it was concluded that the nationalisation by Bhutto was in fact a step in the direction of totally ruining the the industry and economy of the country. The slogan of Bread, Clothing and Housing was very powerful and the people conceded lot of power and authority to Bhutto accepting this slogan but in return Bhutto gave only hunger , poverty and false promises. He established a system which was apparently a parliamentary democratic system but in reality his control on parliament was so strong that he converted it into a rubber stamp for himself. In order to intimidate people by baton charging and shooting he established FSF the federal security force an armed police force. He was such a leader who except for getting votes from the people did not want to either take any work from the people nor he had any sympathy for them. Zulifiqar Ali Bhutto was a feudal and an arrogant person. He framed the constitution of Pakistan which is generally known as 1973 constitution but with in the first three to four months made so many amendments to it that the whole constitution got defaced. Through out the period he was in power the emergency remained enforced in Pakistan. The human rights remained suspended. The word democracy is very well-known in Pakistan but the democracy that Abraham Lincoln defined was never practised in Pakistan. Rather the rulers always derived different meanings from democracy. Whenever there are general elections in Pakistan only feudals, landlords, capitalists, industrialists and smugglers jump into the arena to contest elections. And now they have been joined by Klashnikov bearing clergymen. They spend millions of rupees during election campaign on tents and election offices where hundreds of people eat and make merry during that time. Big coloured posters and big newspapers advertisements are flashed. The common man does not get a single penny out of this money. This all money is consumed by proclaimed offenders or killers of the area and try to snatch away the votes of opponents by coercion and intimidation. Some agent of the contestant takes the voters to the polling stations in buses or wagons and people vote for the same candidate under pressure because in elections the candidates generally come from the same section of society. No modest and gentle person can contest election. So such people enter assemblies who are involved in or sentenced for murder, dacoity, abduction, smuggling and kidnapping for ransom. The majority of people in late Bhutto?s assembly belonged to this category and majority of such people were present in the assemblies that preceded or followed Bhutto?s assembly.

What ever people understood from socialism during Bhutto period was not socialism. Rather people came to know later that it was Bhuttoism. There was a crisis of character and morality that destroyed the traditional values of civility, culture and gentleness. People today abuse socialism but that was not socialism. Today people talk of restoring democracy The whole world is after Gene. Musharraf to restore democracy and he is trying to explain to the world that the system of government which they were mistaking for democracy was not democracy but dictatorship of a group of politicians in which :
1- A family has usurped the wealth of the whole country and their assets expanded so much that one could not count them. .Thus in no time they turned themselves in to millionaires and then billionaires in dollar currency ((These days the dollar?s value is more than 50 rupees)
2- The educated people with degrees of Masters in arts and science, engineers, doctors, scientists are roaming in the country carrying their degree testimonials in their hands and can not find a job because for that recommendation and bribe is required.
3- A person who is the prime minister of the country is neither answerable to the parliament nor before any accountability bureau. The members of his family have occupied key positions in the government and they only post the people belonging to their family or clan on important positions.
4- There is no discipline in the country and no one has sense of security.
5- Thieves and robbers are freely roaming about in the country and no one can dare to complain against them.
6- Instead of maintaining law and order in the country the police was playing in the hands of those who trample the law because they have come to own fabulous amounts of wealth.
7- The unemployment was compounded by the upwards spiral of prices. Every manufacturer himself fixes the prices of his commodities and increases it whenever he likes. During the last five years a thing costing 100 rupees shot up to 500 rupees but there was no change in the income and salaries of the people and it remains the same that it was twenty years ago.
8- After obtaining loans tuning to 36 billion dollars from the international financial institutions the politicians and their relative industrialists have usurped this loan. The process of development has not been initiated in the country.
9- Politicians, industrialist, capitalists, feudals and landlords do not pay any tax. Even they do not pay their telephone and electricity bills. That is the reason that the hard pressed common man has to pay the taxes instead. For instance the billionaire(in dollars) prime minister of Pakistan paid only 447 rupees tax three years ago.

Thus the military chief executive of Pakistan General Parvez Musharraf when placed this factual position before those countries who consider themselves as the champions of democracy in the world they were flabbergasted. What sort of democracy is this? That is the reason why European Union and Russia agreed to reschedule our debts. Japan is also one of those kind countries who felt that people of Pakistan are being robbed and ruined by their compatriot politicians. This is the report of International Financial Institutions that important politicians, industrialists, important members of bureaucracy, capitalists and feudals have after successively coming into power stashed 250 million dollars in the banks of Switzerland, England, France, and America and assets of an equal value have been kept abroad by this privileged class of Pakistan. This all wealth has been taken out of Pakistan after embezzling it by illegitimate methods.

General Musharraf says that army is not against democracy rather the army likes the democracy more. Unfortunately the democracy has been given different meaning in Pakistan but they have come with the determination to clean the democratic system of nepotism and selfishness at the top and that is why people have welcomed them. Before restoring democracy in the country it is imperative to understand its true meaning. In Pakistan the wealthy politicians have made the education so expensive that a common man can not bear the expenses of his children?s education. The College and University education has gone so expensive that one who is earning average income can not bear it. That is the reason that intelligent students who are desirous of education remain uneducated. Pakistan is a developing country. The basic and consumer industry was present here but America and other international financial institutions are opposing small industry. They want that Pakistan should give up its industrial system and the country should be converted into a market for goods manufactured by other countries of the world. So the situation in the country is such that:
1- The electricity tariff has been increased so much that it is not possible to run the industry.
2- The processing of raw materials is so much taxed here that industrialists do not think of setting up industries.
3- With deception and bribery the industrialists have robbed the banks.

1- Due to these reasons the common citizens of Pakistan have turned against those people who have usurped the financial resources and power. But they have failed in every attempt to get rid of them. These are the people who have deceived the common man in the name of both socialism and Islam and the common man was looted in the name of democracy as well. The present military administration wants to reform the political system and to change the present system where the power is concentrated in the hands of a single segment of society. The people also want this that the country should have such a system of politics and governance that no segment can loot the common man with emotional slogans. The wealth of Pakistan should only be spent on the people and the motherland.

A MEETING WITH Dr.ALLAMA IQBAL

January 8, 2009 by  
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When all those things that General Musharraf had said were flashed by newspapers, I once again got surprised and thought that the wretched people of Pakistan might not be cheated another time. I placed the anthology of Allama Iqbal?s poetry under my pillow and got absorbed in the thoughts of Iqbal. Suddenly I dreamt that I was sitting in audience to Allama Iqbal. The awe of his personality was overpowering me. Allama was sitting in reclining chair and I was staring at him sitting on the carpet. A Hukka (An indigenous smoking device also known as hubble bubble) was placed near him. He took a draw and said to me, Young man. Why are you so disappointed? The problem that is disturbing you today has been disturbing me for the last one hundred years. But I had found out the solution to this problem seventy years ago. Didn?t you find it in my anthology?? Lost in the spell of his personality and the force of his voice I kept looking at him. He said,? Understand what I say. If we collect the brains of two hundred seven or two hundred fifty donkeys, will they match the human intellect? I replied while shivering, How can donkeys have the human intellect and qualities of leadership? Allama looked at me intently and said, ?Why are you sitting on the carpet ( pointing towards the sofa) Why don?t you sit on the chair?I got up and sat on the chair. He said, Go and give my message to the people of Pakistan. Tell them that if they want democracy then should elect the people to the parliament or assemblies after thorough scrutiny. If you will have shop keepers, traders, capitalists and selfish people to look after their own interest in the parliament then what can you expect them to do for the nation?

Allama Iqbal said that for traders, shop keepers, industrialists and capitalists Chambers of Commerce and Industry are enough. In the parliament and provincial assemblies you need intellectuals who share the pains of the people and knowledgeable personalities who are devoted to the service of the nation. Hadn?t the great leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah and I told the nation how to select their leadership? Hadn?t we laid the standards for national political leadership?

Trembling I told the Poet of the East, Learned Doctor, the nation is in great trouble. The people involve the nation sometimes in socialism, sometimes times in Islam and another time in democracy and the 140 million find out after two and a half to three years or some times after ten or twelve years that they have been again deceived.? On this Allama stood up in anger and started strolling in the room. Controlling his anger he said,? That nation which does not hold its accountability every morning and evening will the same fate.

To the Muslim nation of which I am an ordinary individual we and the learned clerics have always told that they should not get lost in the spell of the good words of some body rather you should see whether the one who is preaching is also acting on it or not. If he is acting on that then what is the result. If you are acting on it and the result is good then you should continue doing it. If the result is not good then you should do appraisal of both the saying and practice and see where have you faltered and correct your mistake. The nation which will not do self appraisal would be deceived time and again, We have done our duty, now it is up to you and the individuals of your nation.

Having said this Allama got up to go. I said respectfully I am a student and am quite young. Please order me what should I do. I am living with my family in Japan but my faith, my emotions and my heart weep at the plight of 140 million people. I am a helpless and weak Pakistani. Please tell me the solution to the problems that Pakistan is facing at present.? On listening to my question Allama Iqbal stopped for a while. He looked at me intently and said,? Your helplessness and sincerity are both quite evident. .Are the 140 million people united as a single entity? Are they one nation?? This was a very difficult question. Fearfully I said ,?O philosopher of the nation, I was not there before 1947 but my father and grand father tell me that for achieving Pakistan the Muslims of the sub-continent were united and their struggle was due to zealous and imaginative political leadership . You gave the philosophy and political perspicacity was provided by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. But after the establishment of Pakistan people became Pathans, Bengalis, Punjabis, Sindhis, Baluchis and now they have become Muhajirs. A nation got divided into five or six nationalities. Bengalis bade us good by. Among us castes, clans, tribes and family links have become dominant. Instead of being one we .now stand divided into scores of nationalities, castes, clans and tribes. And still we call ourselves as Muslims. But all this has not happened due to the fault of the common man. The common man still believes in one nation theory but our leaders have entangled the people in such a riddle that we are now involved in the prejudices of regional, provincial and linguistic nature. We are no more one entity.

On this tears trickled from Allama?s eyes. He said, Why did you come to me to tell this story. You should have let me live in the misconception that we are the servants of a nation called Muslims. You live in Japan. Don?t the Japanese have castes, clans and tribes? I told him that, ?there are too many of them but every one likes to be called a Japanese rather than being identified after his clan or tribe.? Allama Iqbal said with a sigh, Look Hinduism is not a single religion or nationality. People living there have thousands of faiths but Hindus today introduce themselves as Indian nation. People belonging to hundreds of faiths and races have become a nation. Don?t our Pakistani Muslim brothers feel any remorse or shame on knowing this? Why not those intellectuals who have become millionaires by selling my name teach the common man as to what is a nation? Have you forgotten the story of a woodcutter which is taught to the pupils of fourth or fifth standard.? On this I submitted that firstly they have changed the syllabi and secondly every province has its own curriculum. The syllabus for Shiites is different. Ahl-I-Hadis want their own syllabus. Barelvis and other sects are demanding a separate syllabus for them. Some body wants that Pakistan should be made a Sunni state and others say that the religious principles of Ahl-I-Hadis should be enforced. But the factual position is that the people in power have tried to keep away Pakistan from only one thing that is education. In today?s developed world Japan has 100 percent literacy, Africa has 100 percent, Sri Lanka has 100 percent, Bangladesh (ex- East Pakistan) has 90 percent and India has 60 percent literacy rate but in Pakistan the official figure of literacy rate is 26 percent which is a lie.. Actually the literacy is not more than six or seven percent.

On this Allama got worked up and stated ,Look, this is the condition of that nation whose prophet Muhammad(PBUH) had said that I am a city of knowledge and ordained that seek knowledge even if you have to go to China.? Then he looked at me and said,? What can I do? Go and tell General Musharraf the military leader of Pakistan that if he wants Pakistan to prosper he should spread education in Pakistan particularly technical education. Far reaching revolutionary changes should be made in the education system .It is education that can again unite this scattered and frustrated nation. Do you remember what Shiekh Saadi had said 1200 years ago?:
The illiterate can not identify God
But here there are so many things to set right. It is due to the lack of education that Pakistani nation can not identify right type of leadership. Go and spread this message in the nook and corner of the country that if an ignorant and uneducated man can not identify God how shall he tackle the complicated issues of the nation and country.
I said, O philosopher of our time you..
Allama Iqbal continued, Don?t bother. You have told me the ailment of the Pakistani nation. This is a fatal disease. Unless you try to cure this disease you can not cure other diseases. The disease of ignorance has overpowered the Pakistani nation. Tell General Musharraf that if this time God has given you the leadership of this lost nation then start its treatment from the right disease and that is ignorance and illiteracy. As the clouds of ignorance would dispel the nation would emerge in its true glittering self. It is due to the rust of illiteracy that the nation is a victim of sectarianism. And it is due to this rust of ignorance that they have forgotten the message of the prophet(PBUH). This nation needs education and due to lack of education it does not have realisation of its status and importance. You should drown every citizen of this country in the ocean of knowledge so that all the rust could be washed out.

I was still present in the audience of the Allama Iqbal (RA) that my elder son woke me up and said, Papa! Why are you unusually sleeping so long? . Were you upset during the night? Or you went to sleep late?And at that moment my Japanese wife came in smiling with a cup of tea. I looked at both of them intently. My wife is highly educated and is an equal partner in my business activities. My children are also intelligent. I told Allama Iqbal in my heart that in my home we are following your order .I shall convey your message to the Pakistani nation with great fervour and shall also pray to God to bless this prayer with his acceptance, Amen.

SPIRITUAL GUIDE ALLAMA IQBAL’S PRESCRIPTION

January 8, 2009 by  
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We were caught in such a triangle of democracy, socialism and Islam that every leader and guide deceived us. They increased the distance of our destination and made our journey vain. But the philosopher of the nation had diagnosed the ailment of 140 million people of Pakistan with the exchange of a few dialogues. As I had written earlier my grand father (May he rest in peace )was a very expert (competent) and down to earth physician. Instead of treating the patient he would cure the disease. Once a patient came to him when I was present there. God knows what was his ailment. He told that he had consulted all allopathic doctors and has tried homeopathic as well as indigenous medicine without any results. My grand father asked him ,Do you feel hungry? .He said ?I do not eat any thing for two days.? My grandfather said, OK .Use this medicine with hot milk for three days in early morning and at night before going to bed.? Then he ordered his assistant to bring hot milk from the milk shop and administered him one dose of the medicine. Next day when the patient came my grandfather told him to come back after using the medicine for three days. A friend of my grandpa was sitting there he said ,Why don?t you listen to him? My grandpa said, ?I have given him a laxative. His stomach will be free from impurities in three days then I shall listen to him.? And when that patient returned after three days his condition was much better because most of the impurities had been removed from his body. What sort of democracy we talk about? Socialism or Islam, all these can affect us when the impurities are drained out of the body. When our stomach will be clean then the liver would work. Then the blood circulation in the heart will be normal. When all the dirty gases will be discharged from our stomach then our mind will work in peace. Ignorance for a nation is like constipation. The indigenous physicians especially my grandpa used to call it the mother of all diseases.
After the dialogue with Allama Iqbal I have reached the conclusion that for our nation illiteracy is the mother of all diseases. As long as we shall not get rid of it we shall not prosper. There is a Japanese saying that the frog of a well considers well as an ocean. There is a similar saying in Urdu also. We also call an uneducated man with limited knowledge as frog of a well. And in Japanese the same saying exists similar connotation. Because some one who lives in a well has not seen the ocean and the one who has seen the ocean would not call a well as an ocean. He has the idea how big is the ocean. The same was true for me when I was in Pakistan but then I took a big jump and came to Japan. After coming here I found out the difference between a well and an ocean. And after coming here I remembered the verse of Allama Iqbal that is
?There are more worlds beyond the stars?
Concealing the moon and star of Pakistan in my heart and sticking it on the collar of my coat I got the opportunity to confront not only the Japanese but American and European oceans, cold winds and waters. Then I learnt a lot from the life. I faced lot of hurdles in life. I undertook arduous journeys. But my intentions were good. And that is why God was very kind to me. I feel myself in the lap of the almighty God who is the creator and the only one to be worshipped and am living under the umbrella of his safety. I am doing all this with the hope that almighty God might appreciate my sincere effort.
We were talking of democracy so we come back to democracy. I had seen democratic, socialist and Islamic systems of my country. After coming to Japan I made comparative study of Japanese and American democratic systems. I observed that compared to America the Japanese system is more transparent, clean and full of confidence. Although they talk of 100 percent literacy in America but the fact is that even in America the literacy is not hundred percent. There the rulers and the people need more education. The Japanese are more educated than Americans. That is they are more civilised and cultured and have better standard of morality and character. The Japanese democracy also consists of highly educated, cultured people and people of high intelligence. And in far distant villages or islands of Japan you will not find a single uneducated person. I want to elaborate one thing here. Japan got its independence in 1948 and by educated person it does not mean here the one who could sign his name or who has passed primary or middle standard. No, In Japan that person is considered as educated who has acquired such a knowledge by which he could participate in the development and progress of the country in a productive manner. Even if he has learnt typing and short hand or knows the vocation of welding. In other words one who has such an education which provides him livelihood and can also pass on his vocation to other people is considered educated and when we say Japanese are hundred percent educated then we mean this definition.
With this background those people who take part in politics are experts in industry, finance, politics, law, international trade and banking. There is not a single person among them who is not educated or has failed for many years in his graduate studies. Here the son does not join politics because his father was an industrialist or a landlord . The standard of Japanese parliamentarians is equal to the best parliamentarians of the world. They elect experts in education and technology to represent the people in the parliament .Japanese people had to learn and practise all this because America had attacked Japan with atomic power. One atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and the other was dropped on Nagasaki where hundred thousands of Japanese citizens were instantly killed and many hundred thousands became invalids due to dangerous diseases. The after effects of American bombs are still persisting on the social, industrial, economical and civil life of Japan. After these attacks Japan fell victim to such a large scale destruction that it became the poorest country of the world. The fertile lands became barren and the industrial life came to a standstill. Neither any thing was available to eat nor clothes were available to wear. For years the Japanese seas had the effects of radioactivity. The result was that even the sea food was not available to Japanese. But the people of Japan did not go to any country to beg for help. The treatment meted out to the conquered countries by the victorious countries after the world war is a part of history. The restrictions imposed on the citizens of Japan are still there. But the people of Japan have participated in the development and reconstruction of the country during the last fifty years not like a single nation rather like a single family. They rehabilitated every inch of Japan. The results of the world war are still fresh in the minds of Japanese but the first thing they did was to develop their industry to the level that Japan which was the poorest country of the world fifty years ago has become the richest country today.. By quality standards the things manufactured in Japan are rated as number one now. In Japan there is no indigenous iron ore but after importing steel, coal, gas and oil they have developed their industry to the extent that today America and Europe are dependent on it and acknowledge its economic superiority. The industrialised countries of the world are shy of competing with Japan and now the Europeans have united together to face its challenge. America wants to divide the world into small regions to restrict them to regional markets rather than a single international market because it can not directly compete with a country like Japan and is searching for secure regions for its trade.

WHY JAPAN ?

January 8, 2009 by  
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After going through my observations the readers might wonder why I refer to the example of Japan every time. The reason is that I have studied two countries very thoroughly. One is Pakistan where I was born and studied and where my parents and other members of family live and I my self can not snap my ties with Pakistan. The other is Japan where my business and family life began. I saw that like me every one here is working hard day and night and I observed in Pakistan that people work for making their personal lives and status better. In Pakistan the wealthy people form co-operative societies and trusts in order to avoid the government tax and keep their income secret. In Pakistan people do not shirk from hard work rather explore other alternative methods. On the other hand the feelings of Japanese are different from this. Here people do lot of work to establish themselves as a nation or to strengthen their nationality. Here no one stops working or forms trust to avoid taxes to be paid to the government. The people themselves are not shy of paying their taxes and their system is such that any body even the prime minister of Japan can not escape from the tax net. Japanese do small work as well. Where ever I talk of good things about Japan it should be taken as outcome of my desire to see the same things happening in Pakistan. How did Japan make progress? How did it reach the present level of development? I want to tell my Pakistani compatriots about the good policies of Japan.

The first thing the Japanese politicians did after the second world war was to make education compulsory by law. The primary education is totally free and essential. Those who tried to avoid it were taught after shutting them up in jails. The primary school pupils get high quality lunch free and there is no distinction between the rich and the poor in that. My children also go to the primary school and every day on returning from school they very happily tell what was the menu on that day. Every day a different menu is served. The children eat in the company of their teachers. One glass of milk is officially given every morning to the child. They take care of their health. Their teeth are checked periodically. They are provided with vitamins. Japanese population is almost equal to Pakistan but Pakistan has more resources than Japan. Then why shouldn?t we make our resources and means better by hard work. This is my desire as well that our Pakistan be a new Pakistan ,more developed and richer than Japan In order to reach this goal our foremost mission should be to make education universal. The education shall create a sense of realisation in the people for good and bad. They will be able to distinguish between good and bad. They shall be able to identify the distinction between legal and illegal or permissible and not permissible. When the whole nation will be educated then they will feel the dignity of labour and real democracy shall prevail in the country. The people will elect the good and enlightened leadership without any consideration of greed, pressure or rigging. Good planners will emerge and the economic condition of Pakistan will change.

IN Japan they had planned fifty years ahead as to what would they achieve by the year 2000.Today Japanese leaders have told their people what would they be in 2050. And the people of Japan are devotedly working in that direction. Fifty years ago when the planners of Japanese nation sent the good and intelligent children to Europe and America for higher education, then they did not go there after spending the savings of their parents to earn money . No, they were sent on government expenses for higher education in superior vocations and technology and when these children returned to Japan after completing their education then using the technology learnt in America they produced cheaper and better Radios, Television sets ,VCR?s , Cars, Computers and other articles than America and England. What ever was manufactured in America and Britain its quality control was carried out in Japan. Here I shall mention an interesting thing. My mother says that,? The people all over the world love Japanese things. Some one proudly says that I have Japanese TV another one mentions that I have a Japanese refrigerator or a Japanese VCR but I say that I have a Japanese daughter in law. I have Japanese grand sons and grand daughters.? May be she says these things to please my wife.

I want to tell my Pakistani brothers and sisters that they should think about Pakistan from the bottom of their hearts. We shall have to move forward after planning for next fifty years. In my opinion education should be given priority. Those who avoid education should be severely dealt with. They should get good education. It is also imperative to acquire religious knowledge. Allama Iqbal considers education as the most important thing and according to Quaid-e-Azam the foundations of a strong faith can only be laid on superior worldly and religious education.

The next saying of the father of the nation is unity. The whole nation can get united only when it has the ability to think that its destiny is one and it has one goal. But the homogeneity of thought and concept can only be on the basis if education. The religious beliefs could be on individual basis. Education tells us that religious beliefs are for the satisfaction of an individual and nations are not created on the basis of religion but on a broad based manifesto. We are all Muslims and Islam teaches us to become a single nation. But when the education is denied to some people then they fall prey to discord and dissension. Education tells us that we should not bring pain to any body nor should we ridicule the beliefs of any one . More over we should not distract the nation from its goal by entangling it in wrong debates. When the education will be universal then most of the problems will be automatically solved. The father of the nation has used the word faith so that every one should be honest with himself and his country and should fully respect others. This will create homogeneity in the nation and harmony and homogeneity is the first step towards national unity.

WE ARE PAKISTANIS

January 8, 2009 by  
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Our subject anyway is Pakistan even if we talk of Japan or Iran. The purpose is that we should set our matters right just as the other countries have done it. I was a student in Pakistan when late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto came to power. Those days there was lot of talk that Bhutto has imported a Roti Plant which would produce baked breads to be sold to the people at very cheap price. Whether Bhutto did a good deed by importing Roti Plant or not the fact remains that the best job he did was the import of an Atomic Plant along with the Roti Plant. It is due to that atomic programme that we can walk with pride in the present day world and today on the international level if the people are for or against Pakistan it is due to this atomic plant. It will be parsimony on our part not to accept the fact that such a step could only be taken by a brave leader who loved his people. What Bhutto did was a great fiat. However during his period suddenly the people got freedom in different sectors and they were introduced to a type of democracy wherein they were informed of their rights but unfortunately they were not taught any thing about the collective rights and obligations as a nation. Although the first step in democracy is to tell the people about the interests of the nation and the country. What are the demands and rights of the country and the soil. But God knows why Bhutto was in such a hurry. Instead of passing the nation through a period of training he introduced us with a democracy which was not suitable for us rather it was meant for America and Europe. In Pakistan along with the interest of our nation and country there exist religious values as well. We are not yet fully conversant with our Islam. We talk of Islam but do not act on it. If we enforce Islam in our lives then we shall not need any communism or socialism or any hypocritical democracy.

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