Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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Video - Ayesha Gulalai complete speech in National assembly

What Ayesha Gulalai’s past tells us about her?

Rahimullah Yusufzai
Ayesha Gulalai always knew how to draw attention.
As a young student in Peshawar, she would actively look for opportunities to deliver passionate speeches in English. Gulalai was articulate and confident, even at times when grammatical errors hindered her speech in a language that was not her mother tongue. To argue her case, Gulalai would use examples from the history of Islam and that of the Pakhtuns.
Every now and then, she would arrive at the Peshawar Press Club, with her parents, and find ways to be added to the list of speakers that day. Always smartly dressed, in shalwar kameez with a duppatta [head scarf] over her head, Gulalai could not be ignored.
In the conservative Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where she lived, and in the even more traditionalist Federally Administered Tribal Areas to which she belonged, it was rare to find a young woman moving in gatherings dominated by men. Even more surprising is that a girl from the Wazir tribe, who generally keep women behind close-doors, has made it to a different world beyond the harsh terrain of the tribal borderland.
After Gulalai graduated, she first tried her hand in the media. For a brief period, she worked as a Pashto newscaster at the Pakistan Television Centre in Peshawar. Later, she joined the Peshawar bureau of The News International, the English daily, as a trainee reporter. As I was heading the bureau, I remember her vividly. She was ambitious, with a burning desire to succeed. Nothing it seemed could hold her back.
Gulalai, then, was the first budding female journalist from the tribal areas. The Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) gave her an honorary membership, as she wasn’t formally employed by any established media house. Yet, she made her presence felt. Often she would volunteer to act as the stage secretary at the TUJ events occasionally attended by the Governor and other important dignitaries.
Maybe the media trajectory was slow in helping her career, so she soon turned towards politics. Thereafter, she began actively taking part in youth activities around town. Benazir Bhutto was her ideal. Hence, her first political platform was the Pakistan People’s Party. She was appointed as chief coordinator for the women’s wing of Fata and could have sought election as a member of parliament on the PPP ticket in the 2008 elections, if only she wasn’t under-age.
Next, she joined General Pervez Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League. She soon realized the party had no future and began looking for an opening elsewhere. The opportunity arose in the form of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, after Imran Khan emerged as a serious contender for power.
Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, in the presence of PTI leader Asad Qaiser, she praised Imran Khan’s bold stance on social issues and his ‘long march’ to South Waziristan to voice his opposition to the US drone strikes in Pakistan.
Finally with the PTI, Gulalai lucked out. The party did well in the 2013 polls, particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where she was a leading candidate for the National Assembly reserved seats for women. She was elected as the first-ever female Member of Parliament from Fata and one of the youngest lawmakers.
Gulalai is a fighter, just like her sister, Maria Torpakai, a professional Pakistani squash player. Both girls were raised by parents who were educationalists. Maybe this brief look at her past can tell us all about the young woman making headlines today.


After reporting that a drug trafficking group was dismantled by Iranian forces when it penetrated into Iran's soil from Pakistan, the Commander of Sistan-Baluchestan Province border guards Brigadier Saeed Komeili said on Tuesday that Iran expects Pakistan to protect its borders more seriously.

'We expect Pakistani security and law enforcement forces to confront drug smuggling groups and terrorist cells in addition to protect their borders more seriously,' Commander of Sistan-Baluchestan Province board guards Brigadier Saeed Komeili said, according to the IRNA.
Border guards in the Iranian eastern province have managed to annihilate a major drug smuggling group and seize some 1.7 tons of various illegal drugs through a recent operation, he announced.
The smugglers' large convey was stopped by Iranian border guards before entering security zone in the Iran-Pakistan border.
The smugglers who had tried to enter border's security zone ignoring the border guards warnings, opened fire to the Iranian forces but finally fled into the Pakistan's territories after they failed to confront an hour-long fire exchange, said the commander stressing that the smugglers also left behind drugs consignment before escaping into the Pakistan's soil.
Sistan-Baluchestan is the vastest Province of Iran which shares its borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan.



A relatively young Pakistani Deobandi terrorist of banned terror outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba aka ASWJ was arrested on the charges of terrorism in Afghanistan. He revealed Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ) was working for Daesh (ISIS) in Pakistan.

The terrorist hails from Muzaffar Garh district of Punjab province. He said he was brainwashed for fighting in Afghanistan under Daesh terrorist group.
Daesh is a Wahhabi terror group and many Pakistani Deobandi takfiri terrorist groups such as proscribed ASWJ (Sipah-e-Sahaba), its sister-wing Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and others have joined hands with it to perpetrate terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Security officials of the two countries need to join hands to crush the notorious terrorist networks in their respective countries and help each other in this sacred mission.


Pakistan - Sharif and the family feud

Zahid Hussain
FOR Nawaz Sharif the battle is far from over. The former prime minister now returns to the masses before the start of the second and more critical phase of the impending legal and political battles. And for that he has chosen the heartland of Punjab, along GT Road, described as the bastion of political power.
It is, indeed, a calculated move intended to galvanise popular support in his political stronghold by playing the victim card. His tenor is becoming increasingly strident as the battle lines are redrawn. There is no more mincing of words about those he thinks plotted his ouster — the deep state. Nawaz Sharif is not willing to go down without a fight. It is a completely different situation than what Sharif had confronted in his two previous ousters. He may be out, but his party still holds sway in both the centre and Punjab, giving him the political advantage he did not have in the past. It is not like an ousted leader braving a hostile state power. Of course, Sharif knows that he may not be reinstated as prime minister, but he wants to defend his legacy and maintain his family’s dynastic hold over power. And for the latter, the area along GT Road is absolutely critical. What gives the former prime minister hope is a divided and squabbling opposition unable to capitalise on his disqualification. His main nemesis Imran Khan now seems to be trapped in a texting scandal affecting the PTI’s campaign against the House of Sharif. The PPP appears marginalised in this war for the GT Road area. Moreover, there is a limit to the perceived powers of the security establishment to manipulate the entire range of emerging political dynamics. The Tahirul Qadri card has long been exposed and that spent force cannot deliver. The former PM’s tenor is becoming increasingly strident as the battle lines are redrawn. Indeed, as of now there is no serious challenge to the ruling party from the opposition forces within parliament and outside. But there are some serious fault lines that may threaten the unity of the party and, most importantly, put at stake the political future of the House of Sharif.
Surely it has been a smooth transition to a new government headed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a long-time Sharif loyalist. A six-time member of the National Assembly and a suave politician, Abbasi was seen as the perfect choice for the interim period till Shahbaz Sharif took over.
Never considered a frontrunner, he was picked for a temporary job as he was acceptable to all factions within the party. Now it is almost certain that he is going to stay on till the elections following the decision to keep the younger Sharif in the province. The change of plan, in fact, underscores the growing chasm within the party and the inner power struggle within the Sharif family. The formation of a huge cabinet, much bigger than the previous one, also seems to be a move to satisfy all pressure blocs particularly the backbenchers who had started raising their voice following the unfolding of the Panamagate scandal. Interestingly, some of those who in the past were associated with the PML-Q and had returned to the fold before the last elections have also been accommodated in the new cabinet. Unsurprisingly, most of the new entrants belong to south Punjab where the ruling party appears more vulnerable. The huge size of the cabinet also seem indicative of the weakening hold of the top leadership on the party in the aftermath of the damning Supreme Court ruling indicting the entire Sharif family. Predictably, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has not joined the cabinet as he had publicly articulated his grievances.
But his differences with the former prime minister have much deeper causes and also have a lot to do with the Sharif family feud. One of the major sources of tension is the Maryam factor in the party. Her growing influence and her father’s desire to groom her as his heir apparent has widened the divide in the family over the succession issue.
Although Maryam Nawaz Sharif did not hold any formal position, her increasing involvement in the affairs of the government and the party worried many senior cabinet members including Chaudhry Nisar. She virtually took charge in the absence of her father when he went to London for weeks for medical treatment last year. According to party sources, Nawaz Sharif even considered appointing her as foreign affairs minister when he came under increasing criticism for not having anyone in charge fulltime of the country’s foreign policy despite the fact that she has no experience in the field.
Many senior party members even blame her, and the cell she had formed for the media war was sometimes described as her ‘attack dogs’ responsible for heightening political tension and further straining the government’s relations with the security establishment and the judiciary. She upped her public profile in recent months during the Panamagate investigations and the move caused eyebrows to rise.
Although Maryam’s political future too is under a cloud along with other members of the family because of the references against them in the accountability court, there is no indication of her pulling back. Many believe that her insistence that the NA-120 seat vacated by her father should either be taken by her or her mother Kulsum Nawaz is a major factor in the change of plans to get Shahbaz Sharif elected prime minister.
A major concern of Nawaz Sharif’s family appeared to be that had Shahbaz Sharif come to the centre, the chief ministership of Punjab would have gone to his son Hamza resulting in the transition of dynastic political power to the other branch of the family. This power tussle within the family, if not resolved, could seriously affect the unity of the party. It may be politically important for the ousted prime minister to go to the masses to boost the morale of his party members, but it is the family feud that could prove to be his Achilles heel.

Bilawal Bhutto pays tribute to martyred Quetta lawyers

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Tuesday paid tribute to the lawyers massacred by terrorists in Quetta on this day last year.
In a message on the first anniversary of Quetta massacre of lawyers, the PPP Chairman said the government should implement National Action Plan (NAP) in letter and spirit.
He said that bombing of lawyers in Quetta was an attack on the country and its constitution as those upholding the ideology of  Father of the Nation and “our Constitution gifted by Shaheed Zufilkar Ali Bhutto are the key target of terrorists”, said a press release.
Bilawal Bhutto was of the view that culprits involved in Quetta attack have not been caught even after one year adding that entire nation and the PPP are the heir of our martyrs including Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto who were physically silenced by terrorism.
He said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto challenged the monster of terrorism, embraced martyrdom and showed the nation the path to defend and protect the country and the Constitution.
“Brothers, sisters, sons and daughters of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto would continue this fight,” he pledged.
Bilawal Bhutto said that Quetta martyrs wound continue to be revered and remembered for their sacrifices and whole nation share the pain and grief of their families.

PPP will create opportunities for youth and laborers: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Pakistan Peoples Party will continue to raise its voice for labor rights and will follow the footsteps of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto who had kept laborers’ interests close to their hearts and took umpteen measures for their welfare.
This was stated by Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while meeting a delegation of labor leaders of district Attock and adjoining areas led by former federal Minister Sardar Salim Haider at Zardari House Islamabad.
Chairman PPP said that labor force is the backbone of country’s economy. PPP desires that laborers of private sector should also get the same status as government servants and for achieving this party had included private employees in Workers Welfare Fund. Party will take more measures to provide better working condition and facilities after coming to power, he said. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PPP has a strong and viable program for better future of laborers and their children. PPP is an ideological force and desires equal opportunities for youth so that they can further their aspiration for personal future as well as our beloved country Pakistan, he said. Political parties have the responsibility for their training so that they can become better citizens. In this regard PPP is the only party which has the vision for a better future of our youth, Bilawal Bhutto said.
Chairman Bilawal said that PPP is the only political force which provides equal opportunity to every individual irrespective of cast, color, creed gender and religion. PPP after coming to power will create job opportunities for the youth of country and will provide equal job opportunities to them all, Chairman PPP concluded. https://mediacellppp.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/ppp-will-create-opportunities-for-youth-and-laborers-bilawal-bhutto-zardari/