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اسلام اباد کې د پښتنو خبریالانو د موسیقۍ بنډار

د جمعې پر مازدیګر د اسلام اباد په پرېس کلب کې د پښتنو خبريالانو اتحاديې د کلتوري ماښام په نوم د موسېقۍ یوه مېله جوړه کړې وه چې پکې د پښتو ژبې د یو شمېر وتلو سندغاړو په ګډون د پارلېمان غړي او وکیلان هم ورغلي ول. په دې غونډه کې سندرغاړو پښتو سندرې زمزمه کړې. په دې اړه دا ویډیويي رپورټ وګورئ.

''د فاټا ولس له لویې قانونې تشې سره مخامخ دی''

په داسې حال کې چې د خیبر پښتونخوا قبایلي ضلعې په صوبه د ورګډیدو نه وروستو د قانوني خلا ښکار دي، د خیبر پښتونخوا د قانون وزیر دغو سیمو ته د قوانینو غځولو او عدالتي نظام جوړولو لپاره په صوبايي اسمبلۍ کې یوه قانوني مسوده جمع کړی ده.

د قانون او پارلیماني چارو صوبايي وزیر سلطان محمد خان ویلي چې په راروانو پینځو کالونو کې به قبایلي ضلعو ته قوانین غځوي او هلته به یو عدالتي نظام جوړي.
نن د دیسېمبر پر ۱۴مه د خپل حکومت د سلو ورځو د کارکردګۍ په اړه پر سوشل میډیا په یوه ویډیو کې نوموړي زیاته کړه چې په قبایلي سیمو کې به د بشري حقونو د دفاع لپاره دفترونه پرانیزي او چارواکي به ټاکي.
''فاټا چې اوس په صوبه ورګډه شوې ده او اوس زموږ قبایلي ضلعې دي،دغلته به موږ په راتلونکیو ۵ کالونو کې قوانین غځوو او عدالتي نظام جوړوو. زموږ په ملک کې له بده مرغه د ابادۍ په حساب عدالتونه ډېر لږ دي نو موږ به په صوبه کې نوي عدالتونه جوړوو، د ججانو شمېره به ډېروو او د دې لپاره به جلا پانګه ږدو. د بشري حقونو د دفاع لپاره به په ټوله صوبه او په ځانګړې توګه په قبایلي ضلعو کې د بشري حقونو دفترونه پرانیزو او چارواکي به ټاکو.''
د زیارت په ورځ د قانون وزیر د صوبې په اسمبلۍ کې په دغه اړه یوه قانوني مسوده هم وړاندې کړې ده. د دې قانوني مسودې تر مخه به په قبایلي سیمو کې لېویز ځواکونو ته د پولیسو اختیارات ورکول کېږي او د ایکشن این اېډ اف سیول پاروز رېګولېشنز به د ولسمشر د منظورۍ سره تر هغه وخته عملي وي چې کله نوي قوانین نه وي عملي شوي.
د دې په رد عمل کې د قانوني چارو پوه او د فاټا اصلاحاتو د تحریک یو مشر کریم مسود بېګاه مشال ریډیو ته وویل چې حکومت د اصلاحاتو په عمليکولو کې له ځنډه کار اخلي او د ایکشن این ایډ قوانین د بشري حقونو سره په ټکر کې دی.

#Bangladesh - 47th Anniversary of Victory

Dr. Kamal Hossain

We are celebrating the 47th anniversary of our independence today. Our independence was won through the sacrifices of countless lives and untold sufferings. Our people have had to overcome innumerable challenges. In the words of a popular song, no one can search and find a country like ours. We could indeed readily agree. Which state can claim that it gained independence in nine months after overcoming a genocidal onslaught that claimed millions of lives? What was remarkable was that people then framed their Constitution within less than a year. The Constitution, which bears the signatures of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and includes those of Syed Nazrul Islam and Tajuddin Ahmed, came into force on this day 46 years ago.  Among the people's achievements is that after overcoming the challenges over these 46 years, the Constitution, signed by the framers, is still formally in force. A signed copy of the Constitution can be seen proudly displayed in our national museum.
The challenges we have overcome include the assassination of the Father of the Nation, within four years of independence, and the assassination of four national leaders, who were his closest associates, within a few months of his assassination. Another formidable challenge is to retain the 1972 Constitution, which came into force 46 years ago. During this period, powerful interventions took place which stopped short of the “abrogation” of the Constitution. The Constitution was “suspended” several times, but it has still survived. Some of the changes made in it through amendments, brought in after interventions by force, have since been held to be unconstitutional as a result of popular movements and court rulings.
The third challenge is the doubling of the population since 1971. Our population today is between seventeen to eighteen crores. Yet we have maintained the viability of the state, and the production capacity of our people has generated sustained economic growth.
The patriotism and love for their country by our people has been proved beyond doubt by the positive contribution they have continued to make. This has been done despite gaps in good governance and the rule of law, and despite parliament and other democratic institutions having not been allowed to function for certain periods; the protection of the rule of law and independence of judiciary were also undermined from time to time.
Notwithstanding these, we have completed 47 years of our existence as a sovereign state. We can now look forward to celebrating together the 50th anniversary of our independence in 2021. As we move forward towards 2021, it is imperative to undertake a hard-headed assessment, so that we can derive encouragement and strength from the positive achievements, but it is crucially important to know what is still to be achieved and the challenges to be overcome if the peoples' aspirations are to be realised.
It is necessary, therefore, that during the next 14 days, before the election scheduled for December 30, citizens throughout the country remain alert and vigilant in protecting their right to vote and the process of free and fair elections. Empowerment of the people is secured through a free and fair election. The use of “black money” that is injected into the electoral process has been the biggest obstacle to realising a democratic parliament. Article 118 of the Constitution provides that the election process must be conducted by an election commission, which shall be independent and be subject only to the Constitution and any other law.
I had the privilege of being Bangabandhu's chief election representative in 1970. I set up his election office in Dhaka. It was reported by Bengali employees that senior Central Government officers had arrived with huge amounts of money and were boasting that the election would be drowned by the amount of money brought. I reported this to Bangabandhu, stating that we must fight their money by mobilising the people, as we did not have that kind of money.
Bangabandhu's instruction was that people should be told that they should take as much money as they could but be aware that this was their money which was coming back to them. They should accept the money but not vote for those who were handing out the money.
I had more than a hundred young volunteers, including university boys and girls, with whom we undertook a house-to-house campaign, during which we got to know every street of Dhaka. Our task was to explain to convince each of the citizens of the importance of exercising their vote wisely and not to vote for those who had exploited them and robbed them of their money over the previous two decades. Our female volunteers were to convey the same message to the mothers and sisters in the houses.
We need to recall their historic role today as we move forward towards the election scheduled for December 30, 2018. We had made repeated demands to hold the coming election at least one or two months later, so as to allow us to reach the voters, but this was refused. Only an extension of one week was allowed fixing the date on December 30. This is too short a time for an adequate house-to-house and person-to-person campaign.
There is no doubt that those who fought for liberation and who sacrificed their lives never envisaged that the citizens' right to vote would be undermined by the use of money in crores of taka. It is, therefore, imperative to urge that every voter must play his or her role as owners of the state and exercise our right to vote and to ensure that the election is free and fair. Meaningful vigilance is essential by our citizens to see that the Election Commission discharges its constitutional duty of ensuring a free and fair election and to protect the electoral process from any kind of intervention by money, muscles or manipulation. Let this be how we celebrate the 47th anniversary of our independence.

#Bangladesh - The end of the Liberation War '71: Road to Dhaka

The misty days of winter 1971 were full of surprises and excitement for me. I was a young lieutenant in the Bangladesh Army, and was asked to work as adjutant of the 2nd East Bengal Regiment which I rejected, saying, “I have left the medical profession to fight and drive out the invaders; sitting behind a table is not the job I want.”
I was then posted as company officer of the regiment, and to my surprise, was selected to receive the operation order for my brigade from the Eastern Command Headquarters at Agartala.
I received the order on November 27 from representatives of the Indian GOC (General Officer Commanding) at their headquarters in Agartala. Around 8 pm that night, officers were sitting around a big dinner table. They had just finished their dinner, and were welcoming me with great enthusiasm. They said, “Young man, you are the lucky chap who will receive something valuable from us. Have dinner, we have just finished.”
I was offered chapatis and dal with ghee. I felt overwhelmed to have received such warm welcome from the topmost officers of the Indian Headquarters. The attentiveness and enthusiasm of Brigadier Mishra was extraordinary. The words that were spoken there decided my future.
Me and my company were selected to enter Bangladesh first, on the night of November 29. But as there were severe casualties—deaths and injuries of a number of soldiers—before we launched the attack, we had to abandon the original plan.
I was thrown into a ditch by an airburst shell along with branches of a mango tree. Luckily, I was not killed nor injured. We had to postpone the plan for several hours to muster our courage and organise the shattered company.
I assumed the full responsibility of leading the Vanguard Company across a six-mile minefield. The final attack took place on the night of November 30. It was a foggy night. Dense mist was clinging to the ground, parts of the sky and the full moon. We started creeping forward through paddy fields using metal items to search, detect and deactivate any mines. It was a real test of our nerves. I had to replace soldiers who showed any sign of weakness or shakiness with those who were bold and full of raw courage. Subedar Sultan of Bashkhali was helping me.
It was my CO (Commanding Officer) who trusted me to take command and carry out the Operation “Nut Crack” (General Moinul Hossain Chowdhury, Ek General Er Nirob Smriti Kahini).
It was a unique opportunity for me to prove my courage and authority. I was supposed to get to Azimpur Railway Station and dig fox holes to ensure frontline position and order artillery attack by giving the code “Dhamaka”.
Once I assured my flank position, including the deployment of fellow companies and enemy position, I was ready to attack. The “H” hour was at 01:00 hr. Once preparations were complete, I ordered my boys and gunners, as well as the artillery unit of the 57 Mountain Division and our Mujib Battery, to shell all fortified bunkers and tank positions of the Pakistani Army. As soon as I uttered “Dhamaka”, the artillery barrage of 80-pound shells started.
The shelling was supposed to continue for an hour, but sensing hard resistance and the towering defence of the enemy army, I ordered it to continue for hours. When I was sure it was a success, I again uttered “Dhamaka” at 4 am, signalling our forces to stop the barrage and allow us to advance and charge the enemy in their bunkers.
We did intensify our attack at 5 am when darkness faded away. Unfortunately, some concrete bunkers at remote corners which we had missed and our reconnaissance team hadn't noticed were becoming a threat—the enemy was trying to target us with heavy machine guns and rocket launchers.
We were failing to quell and silence them as our approach to the road were heavily mined. Meanwhile, a few of our brave soldiers led by Subedar Sultan started to engage the enemy in hand-to-hand combat in their crushed bunkers.
The intense battle in built-up areas reminded me of the fierce assault on French soil recapitulated by Van Romel in his famous book, The Attack.
It lasted for nearly two hours. We had to withdraw from the frontline bunkers as the mist grew denser, worsening visibility.
I was adamant to continue the assault, ignoring my loyal subedar's advice to stop.
At last, an airburst shell which missed my head by a few inches stopped me from firing. By then, some of my soldiers and the flank led by Captain Matiur Rahman had retreated to safer locations. But that did not deter me, neither was I daunted.
But when my Subedar warned me saying, “our first line led by company commander Lieutenant Ibrahim has withdrawn”, I was at a loss. We had to withdraw a bit and wait for the sun to clear away the mist.
We intensified our attack near Azimpur with the help of the Indian Army and also secured our back with support from Captain Matin leading the Mujahid.
Meanwhile, the PAF sabor started strapping and bombing the Pakistani tanks that were moving towards our front—but a counter-attack by the Indian Air Force and RR shots halted their advance for good.
The air attack of the enemy forces continued till December 4 when Lieutenant Badi commanding “B” company was martyred in his bunker. He, and a few of his soldiers, including one Subedar (Sub. Ashraf 32) lost their facial bones and parts of their chests.
That did not stop our attack and waves of offences. Lieutenant Selim, my brother, took over Badi's position. He played a vital role in our attack leading to our victory. He kept the blood-soaked watch of Badi near his heart and vowed to take revenge for his death.
On the evening of December 5, a temporary “lull” set in the Eastern Front, especially when Brigadier Sadullah—the leader of the opposition—retreated to Brahmanbaria.
On the 6th, it was all quiet on the Eastern Front—we could hear the voice of migrant eagles piercing the blue sky.
That morning, we packed up and ran fast to reach Brahmanbaria and Ashuganj. On our way back to Dhaka, Brigadier Shafiullah (later General), CO of the 11th Bengal, came under attack by the retreating Baluch and FF forces from Sylhet.
We had some exchange of fire with them before we reached Ashuganj. We carefully bypassed the Pakistani deployment at Ashuganj near the end of Bhairab Bridge which was being guarded by the 10th Bihar of the Indian Army.
At the end, we (2nd E. Bengal) reached Demra on December 13. Again it was my luck that I was allowed by my CO to lead an attack on Gulshan via Badda. One person called Anis and two other workers of Kowloon restaurant residing in Badda helped me as guides to cross the unknown wet land. One hour after midnight on the 14th, I reached Gulshan firing mortars and machineguns. I had to withdraw as Brigadier Mishra asked my CO to call me back. My adamant CO again sent me  to quell the enemy on the night of the 15th and to make for us an alternative pathway via Gulshan.
When we reached Dhaka crossing Demra, Pagla and Shanir Akhra, it was almost evening—darkness crept into the grasses and ceramic gardens. The sky was illuminated with tracers and Berry lights.
Some untoward incidents happened because of the trigger happiness of some fighters—including the death of an eleven-year-old boy called Iqbal in an officer's quarter in Eskaton.
Our soldiers took refuge in Dhaka stadium that night. Some of our boys slept in the alleys of the stadium market and I had my position at the first floor of the tailor's shop “The Rajjak”. Me and my CO Captain Matiur Rahman slept on the floor having put down some dark coloured suit pieces.
Next morning, we woke up hearing volleys of fire from a few Pakistani soldiers taking position at the top of the gallery. My brave brother Shaheed Lieutenant Selim silenced them with admirable marksmanship.
My mother was longing to see us—so my brother tried to locate my wandering family haunted by threats of the Pakistan Army.
But I did not have that chance as the heavy responsibility of looking after my soldiers circumvented my emotional drive. We moved to Gymkhana club at Racecourse to mark it as the first Rendezvous of 2nd Bengal in a free land.
We were welcomed by the waving green-and-red flag of a newly independent country, along with the chilling breeze of mid-December.

Video - Asif Ali Zardari Speech at PPP jalsa in Hyderabad | 15 December 2018

#AsifAliZardari - ‘Those with three-year tenures’ cannot decide for the nation, says Zardari

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said only parliament can take decisions for the nation, and that “individuals with three-year terms” have no right to do so.

“What right does an individual, who has a tenure of three years, to make decisions about my nation?” the PPP-co-chairman questioned, while addressing a public gathering here.

“Only parliament has this right and no one else.”
Without naming anyone, he said they keep visiting different places, questioning, “What do you have to do [with them]?
“There have been 900,000 case pending in courts, you should look into those,” Zardari said.
“You have no future, why do you decide about the future of things? I say it even today that one should act remaining with legal and constitutional bounds.”
He said only parliament has the right to make decisions about the nation. “It was better that transparent elections were allowed to be held and political parties could have formed a government through consensus.”
Criticising the government, he said that government functionaries say 100 days were less for them and what could they do such a short period.
“We got rid of Musharraf in 100 days, we got Swat freed in 100 days,” the PPP co-chairman noted, recalling his party’s tenure in the centre.
He said only a party of the masses could understand their needs and problems, not the “parties that are made.”
Zardari said if he could run a government in a good way then it did not imply he could also play good cricket.
“I don’t know how to play cricket. I know politics and I can do that,” he said. “Politics is when Musharraf reached home and said ‘I don’t know what happened and how it happened’.”
He suggested the government to provide opportunities to local businessmen and facilitate stock exchange, adding, “Only technology and experts should be invited from abroad.”

#APSPeshawar - #APS murderer is state guest while victims await justice, says Asfandyar

Awami National Party (ANP) president Asfandyar Wali Khan has said the wounds of the Army Public School (APS) tragedy were not healed despite the passage of four years and the nation was still mourning the loss of precious lives.
“The murderer of innocent children is now a state guest while the victims still await justice,” he said referring to Ehsanullah Ehsan, the former spokesperson of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) who is currently in custody of law enforcers.
“The real motives behind the tragedy are yet to be brought to fore,” he said in a message on the eve of fourth anniversary of the APS attack that killed around 150 people, mostly schoolchildren. The former TTP spokesperson, who was also a top leader of its Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction, surrendered to the security forces in April, 2017. Later, a petition was filed by Fazal Khan, father of an APS student through Barrister Amirullah Chamkani, highlighting that Ehsan had been under custody for a long time but not presented before any trial court. In April this year, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) had directed the federal government not to grant clemency to Ehsan. PHC orders govt not to grant clemency to TTP man In his statement today, the ANP chief said that the APS attackers were not even worthy of being called humans. He said that until and unless the terrorist sanctuaries are eliminated, peace and progress cannot be ensured in the country. Asfandyar also urged the authorities to address the issue of terrorism and extremism with honesty and sincerity and protect the future of the country from being ruined.
“Had the criminals been traced and punished, attacks like the ones in Mardan, Charsadda, Quetta and Peshawar Agriculture University would have been prevented,” said the ANP leader. He maintained that hearts and minds of those who devised the National Action Plan (NAP) did not feel pity for wailing parents of the APS victims.Despite the formation of a judicial commission after a lapse of four years, he expressed the hope that the commission’s findings will serve to heal wounds of the martyrs’ families. He called for the state to address all reservations of the heirs of the victims and accept their demands.
The ANP chief claimed that the banned outfits were active in the federal capital while the facilitators and helpers of the terrorists were not only roaming across the country armed with weapons but also taking part in national politics. “Until the policies of good and bad are shunned and maintaining peace becomes the top priority, incidents such as the APS tragedy will keep occurring,” he remarked.
Asfandyar, the son of Wali Khan and grandson of Bacha Khan, maintained that the entire world was in need of applying the philosophy of his grandfather for restoring peace. He claimed that top terrorists were still present in Punjab province, where they collect funds from the platform of banned sectarian outfits to commit acts of terrorism.
“Only a few points of the NAP were implemented while majority of these remained untouched,” he said while holding the federal and provincial governments responsible for the plan’s failure.
“An atmosphere of confidence is building up and if advantage is not taken of the situation then even a larger threat than al Qaeda in the shape of Daesh will confront us. The Islamic State is being funded by 40 countries,” he said.
Asfandyar said that questions on the Haqqani network are yet to be answered and the rulers will have to clarify their position on the issue.

#APSPeshawar - Homage to the martyrs of APS Peshawar: #AsifAliZardari - Former President deplores non implementation of National Action Plan

“On this day four years ago the young students, the teachers and staff of the Army Public School Peshawar bore the brunt of the tyrants and religious fanatics and shed their blood that brought the entire nation together to resolve to fight the extremists to the finish. All those who were martyred in the gruesome attack on APS that day are national heroes and heroines and while we salute them we also pledge that their sacrifices will not go in vain”.
In a message on the fourth anniversary of the attack on APS the former President also deplored that the National Action Plan (NAP) devised to root out terrorism to avenge the blood of the martyrs had not been implemented in letter and spirit.
Failure in implementing the NAP amounts to rejecting the sacrifices of countless shuhada of the armed forces, the para-military forces, the police and the civilians in the fight against militancy and extremism, he said.
On this day we also call for bringing all perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice and accountability of those who have failed in implementation of the NAP, he said.
The former President lamented that banned militant organizations had resurrected under different names behind the façade of charity work. FATA reforms promised in the NAP was thrown to the wind as the proposed Bill was mysteriously withdrawn from the Agenda of the National Assembly without any reason a few days ago.
Zardari demanded the government to bring up immediately before the Parliament the FATA Reforms Bill that paves way for merger of tribal areas with t

#APSPeshawar - Bilawal Bhutto’s message on the occasion of 4th martyrdom day anniversary of APS Peshawar students and teachers

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that blood of innocent children of APS Peshawar shall continue to shake conscience of entire nation until the monster terrorism together with sponsors and facilitators are completely wiped out from the country.
In his message on the occasion of 4th martyrdom day anniversary of APS Peshawar students and teachers, the PPP Chairman said that the terrorists had made the whole country as well as the world to weep on this day four years ago through their ghastly attack on the innocent children. “Pakistan and its people continue to grieve and we stand by the bereaved parents and families in solidarity even today,” he added.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari further said that extremism and terrorism are worst enemies of the state and the people of Pakistan and any overt or covert leniency to them by any individual or groups won’t be tolerated by the nation.
PPP Chairman pledged that his Party would continue to lead the resistance against terrorism despite being the worst victim and target of the terrorists adding that his stance against the blood-thirsty beasts have finally been adopted by everyone in the country.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari paid tributes to the victims of APS Peshawar school and urged Party leaders to visit their families to express complete solidarity with them.