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GOVERNANCE IN THE MUSLIM WORLD
THERE ARE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS BEING ASKED IN THE VIDEO ABOUT THE INERTIA IN THE MUSLIM WORLD. IN ORDER TO ADDRESS AND FOCUS UPON IT THE CONCEPT OF TAJDID-RENEWAL AND ISLAH-REFORM FROM ISLAMIC HISTORY WOULD BE ESSENTIAL TO EXAMINE. BY DEFINITION THIS MEANS LOOKING AT VARIOUS POLITICAL AND  RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD. 

AUTHENTIC ISLAMIC REVIVALISM NEEDS TO BE SEPARATED FROM POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES LIKE TERRITORIAL ETHNIC BASED NATIONALISMS AND LIBERAL SECULAR MODELS IMITATING THE NONMUSLIM EUROPEAN WORLD. ALSO  IDEOLOGIES LIKE FASCISM, NAZISM AND COMMUNISM WHICH DIVIDED AND DESTROYED EUROPE ARE NOW IRRELEVANT AND IN THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY.

THIS NARROWS DOWN THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION AND ENABLES CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THIS QUESTION. ON REVIEW OF MODERN ISLAMIC POLITICAL HISTORY WE WILL FIND THAT JABR -COERCION AND SUPPRESSION OF ISLAMIC MOVEMENTS BY THE ARMY AND SECULAR WESTERNISED ELITES HAVE BEEN USED REPEATEDLY TO CONTAIN, CONTROL OR DESTROY.

NEVERTHELESS MUSLIM PEOPLES POLITICAL FREEDOMS AND ASPIRATIONS CAN NOT BE SUPPRESSED FOREVER. WE HAVE WITNESSED THE STIRRINGS OF DISSENT AND REVOLUTION WITH THE ARAB SPRING. BUT THE COUNTER REVOLUTIONARY FORCES RUTHLESSLY PUT IT DOWN.  THE REAL ISSUE IS  ABOUT A NEW ISLAMIC AWAKENING RISING TO THE SURFACE.  THE CHALLENGES IT FACES TO MANIFEST WILL BE EXAMINED.        


FRENCH REVOLUTION, PAKISTAN & THE MUSLIM WORLD ? 
WHY THE MUSLIM WORLD HAS NO ORIGINAL IDEAS?



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ALLALLAH  ARMY AND AMERICA COMES ROUND AGAIN WITH THE  PAKISTAN CIPHER GATE CONSPIRACY.  LEAVING ASIDE DETAILS IT   IS CLEAR THAT PAX AMERICANA ISSUES DICTATS TO ENFORCE IT'S WORLD ORDER OR IS IT DISORDER. IN THIS CASE IT WAS TO INSTRUCT THE IMRAN KHAN PTI GOVERNMENT OF WASHINGTON's DISPLEASURE AND ANGER ON PAKISTAN' S NEUTRALITY IN THE UKRAINE RUSSIA WAR.

THE HISTORY OF USA INTERFERENCE IN PAKISTAN IS HISTORIC AND DEEP ROOTED. IT EMPHASISES THE POINT THAT PAKISTAN IS NOT A FREE AND SOVEREIGN COUNTRY LIKE THE REST OF THE MUSLIM WORLD.  IF THIS IS THE REALITY THE MUSLIM WORLD NEEDS TO TAKE STOCK OF IT'S PLIGHT AND START THE NEGLECTED STRATEGIC TASK OF RE-ORIENTATION, RE- EVALUATION AND REVOLUTION .

KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN MUSLIM SOCIETIES ARE DEEPLY COMPROMISED AND NEED REFORMATION. BUT THIS NEEDS THE EMERGENCE OF NEW PATRIOTIC AND MUTAQQI FORCES TO MANIFEST.   A NEW GENERATION HAS TO RISE TO DEAL DECISIVELY WITH THESE CHALLENGES AND NOT JUST HARK BACK TO THE QUAID OR WHOEVER. INDEED THE QUAID'S ERRORS NEED TO BE HIGHLIGHTED. 

FOR INSTANCE AT THE DAWN OF PAKISTAN'S CREATION HE REINFORCED THE IDEA THAT THE COUNTRY WAS FREE IN 1947.  AS GOVERNOR GENERAL OF PAKISTAN HE HAD TO TAKE AN OATH TO THE CROWN (BRITISH MONARCHY).  THAT TITLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN REJECTED AND ONLY AN OATH ON THE QURAN SHOULD HAVE BEEN UNDERTAKEN. BUT IT WAS NOT AND THE REST IS HISTORY AS THEY SAY.

FURTHERMORE JINNAH SHOULD NEVER HAVE CONSENTED TO A BRITISH GENERAL FRANK MESSERVY BECOMING THE FIRST COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE PAKISTAN ARMY ON 15 AUGUST 1947. THIS WAS A FATAL MISTAKE AS HIS COMMAND TO THE PAKISTAN ARMY TO INVADE KASHMIR WAS  REJECTED. 


THIS PROCESS HAS TO BE UNDERTAKEN NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES.  FREEDOM, SOVEREIGNTY, DIGNITY AND ALLAH's RULE IS NOT DELIVERED ON A PLATE. MUSLIMS REALLY NEED TO GO BACK TO BASICS AND UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE SHAHADAH COMPLETELY AND HOLISTICALLY.  THE FIRST STEP FOR MUSLIM SOCIETIES IS TO DISABUSE THEMSELVES OF THE DELUSION THAT THEY ARE INDEPENDENT ENTITIES. ONE CAN ARGUE THEY ARE ACTUALLY SUBSERVIENT, SLAVE NATIONS CHAINED TO A DAJALLIC DESTRUCTIVE NWO. 

THIS CAN ONLY END AND LIBERATION AKA AZADI, ISTIKLAL, HURRIYET AND MERDEKA ACHEIVED BY THE SMASHING OF THE MENTAL, SPIRITUAL, IDEOLOGICAL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND MILITARY SHACKLES. NOTHING AND NOTHING ELSE WILL DO. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE JOB SPEC GIVE US A CALL NOW. BRING IT ON THE DOUBLE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN AND WRITE YOUR PAGE IN HISTORY OR GO DOWN IN SHAME AS WIMPS.



WHAT IS INDEPENDENCE ? INDIA, PAKISTAN & ISRAEL: 
76 YEARS AFTER BRITISH EMPIRE?



76 YEARS OF  (IN)DEPENDENCE 
PAK's NEW CARETAKER PM  + ARMY's NEXT MOVES



ONLY ARTICLE 6, CONSTITUTION, MASS PROTESTS CAN STOP ARMY AND ARMY CHIEF FROM ABUSING POWER !






















BREAKING FROM THE PAST
Maleeha Lodhi
https://www.dawn.com/news/1769964/breaki...m-the-past

PAKISTAN celebrates the 76th anniversary of its independence today in an environment of political uncertainty and economic fragility. It confronts multiple, interconnected challenges which have, over the decades, been feeding off and reinforcing each other in an unbroken cycle.
They include the structural crisis of the economy, erosion in the state’s institutional capacity, persisting education deficit, uncontrolled population growth, and climate change. Security challenges also persist with an unstable Afghanistan on the western frontier and a hostile India on the country’s eastern flank.

This is a moment for introspection as well as thinking about the future. Pakistan’s history shows that successive governments have spent a good deal of time fire-fighting in crisis management mode. The country has been so mired in one crisis after another that long-term planning has been elusive. So has thinking about durable ways to address the country’s challenges and ensure a brighter future for people.

True that Pakistan has weathered many storms and crises in the past. Its resilience has never been in doubt. This enabled it to overcome its troubles of the time. But present-day systemic challenges are fundamentally different. They are the cumulative consequence of decades of misgovernance and squandered opportunities. These problems can no longer be kicked down the road. All need to be tackled simultaneously if Pakistan is to move forward and embark on a path of economic and political stability and prosperity for its people.

The choice today is stark. Either the country continues to be trapped in a quagmire of weak governance, politics-as-usual, economic stagnation, and eroding public faith in state institutions, or it can take advantage of the social and economic changes underway to chart a new course. The choice is between a dysfunctional governance system and one that works and responds to the needs and aspirations of all citizens, not just a narrow power elite.

Can the old mould of politics be broken by socioeconomic changes underway?
A key impediment in breaking from the past is that representational and electoral politics have remained frozen in an old mode and increasingly lagged behind the social and economic changes that have been altering the country’s political landscape.

The economic centre of gravity has been shifting to urban centres from the countryside, but politics — and most political parties — have yet to catch up with all its implications. Several developments in recent decades offer opportunities to realign politics and governance to public purpose and not remain hostage to the interests of an elite whose preoccupation is with ‘rulership’ rather than public service.

This does not mean entrenched structures of politics can be transformed overnight or that long-persisting fault lines will easily fade away. But prospects for a departure from politics-as-usual are better today. This is due to a number of trends or factors.

The first is the emergence of a larger middle class in the context of increasing urbanisation. The 2023 census shows greater urbanisation, with almost 40 per cent of the population now living in urban areas — a significant increase from the last census in 2017.

The increase in the urban population has been evidenced in all provinces across the country. Although there is little agreement among Pakistani scholars about the size (and definition) of the middle class, there is no dispute that it has been growing in recent decades.

It is now an influential economic and social group that wants a bigger voice in national affairs. While not a homogenous group, it includes educated, professional groups as well as middle-income employees in state and business enterprises.

Members of the urban middle class in general are becoming more politically assertive in voicing their expectations and demands for better governance and a political system that is responsive to their needs and aspirations. Of course, to be an agent for change, they would have to act in an organised way.

The shift in the economic centre of power is also creating new political dynamics. An important indicator of this is the declining share of agriculture in national output. This has fallen to around 22pc at present. Urban Pakistan now accounts for much of GDP.

These economic realities are intersecting with technology-driven changes and the information revolution to disperse political power. This, in turn, has the potential to transform the old political power structure of clansand traditionally influential families, whose stranglehold on politics has obstructed reform.

The third trend is a more ‘connected’ society empowered by modern information and communication technology. Access to technology is making people better informed and more aware of their rights. Most people now have access to more than one information channel and are more engaged with political affairs.

The exponential expansion of the broadcast media has offered a potent platform to the public to raise issues and influence opinion. So has social media, especially for younger citizens. Although the print and broadcast media has been subject to official control and restrictions, it has still managed to hold governments to account, subject executive action to oversight and suggest policy courses for national problems.All this is gradually changing the relationship between state and citizen as well as how people evaluate governments and their performance.

The fourth trend is the growth of a more diverse and vibrant civil society. With space opening up for newer civil society organisations to emerge, these have come to reflect the interests and concerns of a more politically aware urban society and enabled members of the middle class to press their views and interests with greater vigour. This holds the possibility of changing the nature and content of political engagement.

Together, these factors can be a counterpoise to traditional ways of conducting politics. In fact, the confluence of greater urbanisation, a more ‘connected’ society empowered by modern communications, and emergence of a larger middle class all offer a transformational opportunity, opening space for the emergence of challenges to traditional, hereditary and personalised politics.

The question is whether the increasing mismatch or disconnect between socioeconomic changes and family or clan politics can unleash dynamics to break the old political and governance mould anchored in patronage and clientelist politics rather than public policy. But a different kind of leadership is needed to understand and leverage these changes to transform the way Pakistan governs itself.

WILL PAKISTAN's " NAZUK MOR" EVER END?
https://www.dawn.com/news/1769603/will-p...r-ever-end
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THE PAKISTAN ELECTIONS ARE SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 8 2024 UNDER THE CARETAKER GOVERNMENT. SO IT IS TIMELY TO REVIEW WHAT'S HAPPENING. IT IS A QUESTION OF NOT WHAT MAY HAPPEN BUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN. THE IMPLICATION IS THAT THE ARMY IS THE KINGMAKER.  SO THERE IS AN URGENT NEED TO REVIEW THE HISTORICAL  ROLE OF THE PAKISTAN ARMY.


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FATHER OF ALL PAKISTANI DICTATORS, UNTOLD BIOGRAPHY OF FIELD MARSHAL GENERAL AYUB KHAN



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CAN ANYONE DECODE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD AND THE HOUSE OF SAUD. ALSO WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE?  SOME MAY SAY COUNTRIES ARE MORE IMPORTANT.  IF SO YOU NEED TO STUDY THE GLOBAL VISION 2000 FORUM MORE THOROUGHLY.








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TWO OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST MUSLIM COUNTRIES IN PAKISTAN AND INDONESIA HAVE HELD ELECTIONS IN FEBRUARY. THERE ARE SOME SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES. BOTH ARE VERY SIGNIFICANT GEOPOLITICALLY IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA. IN BOTH THE MILITARY ARE KING MAKERS. 

MORE IMPORTANTLY THERE IS THE DYNAMICS OF USA INTERFERENCE POSTWAR.  2024 IS A WATERSHED MOMENT FOR THESE COUNTRIES AND THE MUSLIM WORLD. SO IT IS A GOOD TIME TO LOOK AT WHAT's ON THE HORIZON.

INITIALLY HERE THERE WILL BE A FOCUS ON PAKISTAN AS THERE IS A POST ELECTION MELTDOWN BECAUSE OF SUBSTANTIATED WIDESPREAD ELECTION RIGGING. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THERE IS A NEED FOR ARMY REFORMS. BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IS THE NEED FOR A MORAL AND JUST POLITICAL ECONOMY. EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IS THE ROLE OF ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT  AND PRAXIS IN MODERN GOVERNANCE. THIS WILL BE REHEARSED SO HOLD ONTO YOUR SEATS AS FIREWORKS ARE IN THE AIR.














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