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Kerry-Lugar Bill: What the reality?

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These days debates are going on in various forums including the Parliament on  Kerry-Lugar Bill. On one side presidential desk defending it strongly by claiming that it is one of the biggest achievement of the present democratic government. They’re saying that public has misconception in this regard.

According to their understanding, first of all it is the legislation passed bye the US’s congress so we the Government of Pakistan hasn’t any sort of agreement or treaty with US, that’s why it isn’t binding on us. Secondly,they argue that the bill has two kind of assistance, first is civillian  assistance which is $ 1.5 billion upto 5 years which becomes $ 7.5 billion and the second one is military which is $ 3 billion over the same period and the conditionalities are only on military aid. Next argue is that whatever the conditions, these are in accordance with the policies of  Pakistan like nuclear proliferation, terrorism etc,  so it doesn’t matter for us. They also claim if we reject the foreign aid, we can’t survive more than two weeks. These are the main arguments in favor of the bill.

Now on the other hand, the segment which is opposing the bill includes opposition parties, army, media and public in large. One of the most considerable argument  is that we accept that Muridke and Quetta are the terrorist base operation in the region including India.  The bill also allows US to direct access to any Pakistani national on the issue of nuclear proliferation. It also allows US to intervene in Pak Army’s affairs.  Last but not the least argue in this regard is that this aid is ‘aatey mian namak k brabar’ as compare to losses which we’ve in the war of terror.

Conclusion :-

Firstly, the language which is used in the bill is insulting if one see as a Pakistani which in not acceptable at all. Secondly, if the Govt. of Pakistan is not a party in the bill then why they are defending it blindly. They should allow to all concern segments to give their point of view on the bill and then they should take a stance in the light of public opinion. Leaders are dealer in hopes but Pakistani leaders are dealer in begging so when there will come a full stop in this dirty job?  Now the bill is now ‘gallay ki haddi’ for both the presidential desk as well as Obama’s government.

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President Asif Ali Zardri

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Today new president is going to elect. Stats shows that Zardri will be the next president of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Most of coulminst, bloggers and media especially western media is saying that Zardari is not the right choice for President of Pakistan.

Personally me too against to see Zardari as President. I strongly believe the involvmetn of Zardri in BIBI’s assasination but still it couldn’t  proved. But I accept Zardari as President of Pakistan.

First, its right of PPP to choose it’s candidate for presidential election. We should accept it coz it is claimed that Feb 08’s election were the most fair election in the history of Pakistan so we respect the mandate of PPP.

Secondly, Now with Zardari as president will put a great responsbility on the ruling party to fix the various issues especially economy and terrorism. Coz now PPP can’t make any excuse that they don’t have complete hold on various authorities.

Thirdly, Zardari has proved himself a wise and mature politician. How he has handled Musharraf, then Sharif and now judiciary is outstanding. His policy has disolved Lawyer’s movement by urging some judges including CJ of Peshawar Highcourt to take oath. 

Now time is not to fight but unite. I appriciate the stance of Sharif  that we will accept Zardari as president. Its need of time, democratic process should go on. Zardari is also heading a party, he too would show his and his party’s credibility. We have to move forward.