Beyond “Ritual Islam”

Why did Allah let Hasan and Hussain and their families die so mercilessly?

No. I’m not a Shia. Just a plain ordinary inconsequential Muslim born in a Wahabi Salafi family that never discriminated against any on any basis except Taqwa. I’ve often pondered on the above question. None of the so called scholars or texts satisfied me. And I thought this must be a really cruel God that left the two grandsons of his apparently favorite Prophet Saws who fought in His way to die and be obliterated like they were?

And then I see countless cases of rape, child abuse, murder, human rights violations, corruption that we as Pakistanis have even become senseless to save few public voices like Imran Khan and TUQ.

So what kind of a God are we dealing with here? Who leaves those who love Him the most in absolutely disarray and discord, humiliated and left in shambles if not pieces? And those who are far from him get the best usually in this world? Honestly I’m not very sure if they’ll rock on in the other world too!

All I learnt was this: if you follow Allah’s path as give in Sura Asr if you know what I mean even as some half illiterate below average ritualistic Muslim of the focus on truth and patience. One realises the inconsequentiality of this world itself. It’s very temporary nature and the incapability of humans to help themselves.

I find my own example. The closer I got to this amazing Omnipotent God of ours the farther I have from this world. My faith in humans and humanity of hardly any significance. I now expect people to lie, cheat, be selfish and hungry for material and power even if their feet are in the grave. And subhan Allah. The Quran I know and the Allah I know thinks no differently of the vast majority of mankind and womankind.

My challenge is to find the few who are not in this hopefully hell bound mainstream. Those not just patient but those who dare to speak and side with truth and betterment for humanity not for the selfish agenda alone but for a larger one. As laid out by the God of Abraham. Uniting the Ummah and ultimately mankind in peace and harmony as He ordained.

Now they don’t need to have long beards or do hijab. They can be ordinary Tom’s dicks and Harrys who simply aim for perfection in its broader spiritual sense then worldly success alone.

Where can I find such people? Those who think Hasan and Hussain were not just symbols to celebrate their own incompetence and those who think the life of Muhammad Saws was a role model then story time and show off time as I see in 99.9% Muslims I’ve come across. Yes sadly I see a reflection of Hasan and Hussain in many good and well meaning non Muslims. And that perhaps is the largest eye openers for those born into the Muslim faith.

Islam is not about forwarding or preaching and emotionally blackmailing people to forward further. It’s about living. And if you’re not suffering like I am or Hasan and Hussain and countless like them did. Then you’re certainly not living Islam. You’re just using Islam to buy the hereafter. A deal struck in hell if you ask me.

As my faith in the human race especially Muslims diminishes my faith in God exponentially increases.

Your faults reveal Him to me. If only you too could see the mirror. Don’t mourn Hasan and Hussain nor celebrate Islamic holidays or achievement till you see and remove the evil lurking inside you that subsequent Islamic so called societies have ratified into a bunch of stinking societies and practices that has motivated the few good in us to leave their motherlands for justice and equal opportunities in non Muslim lands.

Shame on us. If only we have any shame left…

The writer is an unsung inconsequential revolutionary despised by his own

Crystal Kazmi


Fraudocracy = Democracy in Pakistan

I hope you enjoy, and share this 🙂 Fraudocracy – what democracy sounds like in Pakistan A BLIND MAN can see what FRAUD is being done to the people of Pakistan in the name of democracy! Nawaz Sharif has once again benefited from corruption inherent in the Pakistani political system as explained in this news item

What is sad to the core is the willful absence of PTI senators which paved the way for Nawaz Sharif, a man corrupt to his teeth as proven in the court of law besides wikipedia and world journals, can still remain the head of state! This fraudocracy as I call it, using public office and the authority to pass legislation as a tool solely focused on personal power and financial benefit to the extent of changing the legal framework to accommodate personal convictions and turn them into, lo and behold, strengths! Despite 24/7 effort to benefit the nation, Imran Khan’s efforts, it appears more and more, shall not see the light of day, and as the latest case illustrates, partly due the Judas’s in his own party’s rank and file who are either there as moles or opportunists.

Humanly, what Imran alone has done for Pakistan couldn’t be matched by Anna Hazare or many others in much more open neighbor India, they couldn’t identify the root cause of corruption as their politicians and prove it unequivocally in the court of law. Imran Khan did it. But to what avail? His own lawmakers running away like paid serfs of the SAME system their leader toils in old age and personal trauma to fight and destroy? and hence rid his people of fraudocracy? Whatever in the heavens or the earth STOPPED Imran Khan or to THIS day stops Imran Khan to use MERIT and not politics to appoint the best man or woman for the job? its either votes or personal references, both of which, historically, have never led any organization to the best available talent. This is perhaps the root cause of the failure of PTI despite its apparent success! And the Army STILL needs a REASON to interfere? Or the Army blames the PEOPLE of Pakistan, oh you mean the poor USD 1 a day wage guys supporting families of 8 to RISE against this??? I think the Pakistan Army must get its act together and boot the bloody jamhoory leaders OUT!

One has to go radical and ballistic as above as there is NO other hope, the democratic processes that Imran Khan followed, the legal system he obeyed, the political wheeling and dealing he did to the minimum extent required for him to create a dent, more as a necessary evil to make your presence felt then blind ambition for power, fame or finance as his counterparts. And YET, all said and done, it is Kulsom Nawaz, the wife of a convict who wins with flying colors in NA120! And a bill is passed ratifying the obscene and despicable – of criminals rule with legal validation with little resistance even by the men of the harbinger and vocal agent of change? In such a scenario, the Pakistan Army playing a silent king maker in the background is just NOT enough, a veteran today sent me of Nawaz Sharif hiring a globally famous PR house to defame Pakistan Army, I do not know if this is true, but judging by the publicly available records of DawnLeaks, Jindal & Modi visits and other information that those who know, know, one can safely assume tis not far off!

And in the midst of a young Lt Arsalan’s shahadat at a tender age fighting cowardly terrorists, the lone brother of 3 sisters while the lawmakers, as another veteran friend shared, are busy trying to welcome a convict – and spending state money that is yours and mine money on the same! The shameless love for power, fame and money as displayed by the bloody jamhory leaders of Pakistan should open up the eyes of our wise Generals. Lest they envision a fate for themselves like the Indian Army, a young major of the same I met at Jomsom whilst holidaying in Nepal back in 2008, who was there on join exercises with Pakistani soldiers and Brits and Bengalis too.

Candidly, Major Kumar it was if memory doesn’t fail me, dark and handsome, ruefully noted the “bravery” of Pakistan Army in standing up to corruption on the inside which he lamented his own (Indian) Generals were pretty much castrated from doing so!

I am of the considered opinion that the ONLY people LOYAL to the PEOPLE of India or Pakistan, are their respective armies, they both follow the same rules laid down by the Brits and sadly, the Indian Army fell prey to their politicians, and is merely a tool in their hands (aka our own “Gullu Butts”) furthering political agendas of the ruling elites as in killing Kashmiris for political reasons as against creating a sense of unity in the Indian public and alienating 40% Muslims, women and minorities all of which have the clear potential to rise and disintegrate India in unison or piecemeal.

Pakistan has to do NOTHING to speed up this break up process as long as the Indian Army remains myopic enough NOT to see a friend in the Pakistani Army and a foe in the Indian politicians. And Vice Versa!!! and IF the Indian Army comes volte face with this reality they will be able to lay the first stone of progress with Pakistan Army. By siding with peaceful coexistence respecting territorial integrity and the CLEAR WILL of the Kashmiri people and BOTH nations VOWING to fight EXTREMISM whether Islamic or Hinduism based and only THEN can we have an EU like alliance heralding an age of prosperity, growth and power for the South East Asian public who share much in common and yet are far apart due politics of divide and rule.

So where are we headed? A well defined, engineered and monitored process of change with Imran Khan, TUQ and the likes at the front and the army and judiciary at the back? And this process of change aimed at freeing us from the shackles of namesake democracy aka fraudocracy literally at a huge risk despite the BEST efforts of Imran Khan and to a small extent, TUQ?

Is it not high time for the Army to pack up the circus and atleast lay the foundation of democracy as in FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS, the very minimum that our democratically elected leaders again and again and YET again fail to oblige us with? Or read Daniel Kaufmann’s beautiful rendition of corruption that PERFECTLY fits the bill on Pakistani lawmakers.

“In addition to this, the freedom to make or amend any law is a tool for systematic corruption. Dr Daniel Kaufmann, director at the World Bank Institute, defines “legal corruption” as a phenomenon where power is abused within the confines of the law as those with power often have the ability to make laws for their protection. This tool for legal corruption is available for the politicians/rulers as a system level provision within the current constitutional framework to exploit public offices and get away with it … Similarly, if the amendment had come before Nawaz’s debarment, he could have remained prime minister of Pakistan. In fact, he can still become president since the decree allows a convict to legally act as president – how ironic is that?”


Crystal Kazmi

Aung San Suu Kyi

Her Excellency, Aung San Suu Kyi

Prime Minister / State Councillor of Myanmar

CC Htin Kyaw, President of Myanmar

Dear Ms Kyi

I have had the pleasure of knowing you in absentia, mainly through your troubles and pains that have been in the news for long. I understand you are a Theravada Buddhist, and believe, among other things in the following four levels of supramundane wisdom:

  1. Stream-Enterers: Those who have destroyed the first three fetters (false view of Self, doubt, and clinging to rites and rituals);[web 14][web 15]
  2. Once-Returners: Those who have destroyed the first three fetters and have lessened the fetters of lust and hatred;
  3. Non-Returners: Those who have destroyed the five lower fetters, which bind beings to the world of the senses;[89]
  4. Arahants: Those who have reached Enlightenment—realized Nirvana, and have reached the quality of deathlessness—are free from all the fermentations of defilement. Their ignorance, craving and attachments have ended

I understand your life has been full of pain, and that nearing old age, you have an opportunity to serve your people and the world at large.

I am from Pakistan, a Muslim, however, with keen interest and devotion to studying other faiths and customs, admire Buddhism and Zen teachings for their focus on inner peace and tranquility that transcends like a cloud cover on a beautiful forest in a valley.

My countrymen are perturbed and disturbed on the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in your nation as covered in many news items,

  1. CNN says 30,000 Rohingyas trapped without food
  2. The Guardian (UK) writes your government has blocked all aid to Rohingyas
  3. The Daily Mail writes on the Bangladeshis turning the Rohingyas away

Now, my people, the Pakistanis, are an amazing lot I must say! When the Arabs disowned Palestine in the Israel – Palestine conflict of decades, Pakistani people went out on the street to protest, when Babri Mosque in India was being demolished, it was Pakistanis who cried and shouted in pain, for Kashmir, every now and then we have rallies and speeches, and seminars, and when Rohingyas suffered in your country, yesterday or today, the Pakistanis stood side by side with them.

It is another story that the SAME Pakistanis make NO NOISE on the most corrupt, inept, dishonest and criminal rulers for 70 years! Maybe someone should tell them the phrase “charity begins at home”? Were it not for a madman called Imran Khan, good looking sportsman and philanthropist who shook the corridors of power, none would have given a damn.

It is easy, for an average Pakistani, to make a “bad guy” of you (Myanmar for Rohingyas) or Israel (for mistreating Palestinians) or India (for not giving the Kashmiris their “rights”) but certainly far more difficult to stage ONE protest against corruption and killing of their own people in their own lands that I often speak about at (GadhaParty) the suffering of men, women, children, the 98% poor seemingly make NO DIFFERENCE to an average, patriotic, devout Muslim Pakistani in the hands of mostly fellow Muslims at home, but you, Madam, a Buddhist, or Modi, a Hindu, or Benjamin Netanyahu, a Jewish fellow must be taken to task for their “crimes against humanity” whilst the crimes of our own against own are not deserving of any attention.

Because we Pakistanis do NOT consider our own suffering people as “humans”.

Yes, the Rohingyas are human, so are the Kashmiris, or the Palestinians, but the poor suffering and dying namelessly in Lahore or Karachi or the streets of Pindi are not deserving of our attention. No Madam, they are not humans.

Thus hypocrisy is our forte.

But is it yours too Ms Kyi? as the second line of your faith description proclaims:

Once-Returners: Those who have destroyed the first three fetters and have lessened the fetters of lust and hatred

Now I assume (without the usual connotation thereof) that you, Ms Kyi are above hate.

And if it is so then perhaps don’t you think you and your government need a rethink on how barbarically, inhumanly and savagely you are handling the Rohingyas? Certainly not at all aligned with YOUR faith, forget about ours (as claimed) or theirs?

I do hope you, Ms Kyi, will rise above self, doubt, rites & rituals and lessened lust and hate… and treat the Rohingyas as your own

I hope you, and the world will get my message, my Pakistani friends are indeed imperfect and put to fault for not putting their own house in order, but that does not, in any way absolve you, or Israel or India of furthering hate either. True you may not be satisfied with the behaviour of your “subjects” but to submit them to inhumane treatment and torture, that, too is not entirely humane.

Or is it, Your Excellency, Aung San Suu Kyi???


Crystal Kazmi +1 516 986 5055 / +92 320 534 5555

L’idĂ©aliste doit souffrir

L’idĂ©aliste doit souffrir
Mal compris. Principalement par mon propre peuple. Je suis un idĂ©aliste. Un utopique, qui croit avec ou sans religion organisĂ©e, nous pouvons tous ĂŞtre heureux ensemble. Tout comme l’UE, les États-Unis, le Canada, l’Australie, la Nouvelle-ZĂ©lande, entre autres.
Cependant, depuis que je suis né au Pakistan, et que je vis maintenant dans le Golfe, je trouve peu, le cas échéant, qui sont même en mesure de comprendre ce que je suis. Il est tragique, si vous voyez mes œuvres, que ce soit, de la musique ou des films, ou des articles sur la paix et la lutte contre le terrorisme, ou KoK (Code de conduite), une formule unique pour contrôler les tendances violentes inhérentes à toutes les religions organisées. Ou même ma tentative de démolir toutes les armées du mot et, au lieu de cela, avoir une seule force de police globale dans le monde entier avec des lois locales variant selon les goûts locaux.
Je peux affirmer en toute sĂ©curitĂ© qu’il y en a peu qui sont dĂ©rangĂ©s. La plupart vivraient et mourraient comme des animaux. Au moins, les animaux sont meilleurs parce qu’ils ne se discriminent pas ou ne se dĂ©teste pas en fonction de leur couleur ou de leurs croyances.
Peut-ĂŞtre qu’un jour, un jour, longtemps après ma mort, ils feront des monuments de moi, des sculptures, et j’Ă©cris des livres sur ma folie comme le “Ludwig Mad” de l’Allemagne qui a construit des châteaux admirables Ă  ce jour, mais il a Ă©tĂ© tuĂ© (se suicidait malicieusement par ses tueurs) pour “dĂ©penser trop”
Un jour, mes Ă©crits sur vont rĂ©veiller notre monde Ă  ce qui est vraiment important, que la religion, la race, la couleur ou la rhĂ©torique basĂ©e sur l’argent, toujours aussi commune aujourd’hui.
Misunderstood. Mainly by my own people. I am an idealist. A utopian, who believes with or without organized religion, we can all be happy together. Like the EU, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, among others.
However, since I was born in Pakistan, and now live in the Gulf, I find few, if any, who are even able to understand what I am. It is tragic, if you see my works, whether it is music or films, or articles on peace and the fight against terrorism, or KoK (Code of Conduct), a unique formula for controlling violent tendencies inherent in all organized religions. Or even my attempt to demolish all the armies of the world and, instead, have a single global police force all over the world with global laws varying according to local tastes.
I can safely say that there are few that are disturbed. Most would live and die like animals. At least, animals are better because they do not discriminate or dislike themselves according to their color or beliefs.
Maybe one day, some day, long after my death, they will make monuments of me, sculptures, and write books on my madness like “King Mad Ludwig” of Germany who built castles admired to this day, but he was killed (suicide claimed maliciously by his killers) for “spending too much” on Castles that have many times over paid their cost spent by Ludwig even in today’s currency.
One day, my writings on will awaken our world to what is really important, than religion, race, color or rhetoric based on money, still en vogue today .

Where is the Pakistani War on Terror headed?

By Crystal Kazmi

While Pakistani politicians bicker and whine over corruption, busy making heroes of criminals in pompous motorcades then tears of shame, the very day a young Major with a lovely family lost his life protecting our freedom, in a murky war on terror that no one, least of all us Pakistanis are far from winning.

We are told, time and again of our advances in the war on terror, the sacrifices of our men in uniform besides we often firsthand witness the effects of terror as bomb blasts and killing even in schools besides cities and towns and villages, and this has been going on since 9/11 on our soil too.

This war which we are optimistically told we are winning; the US administration right from Bush’s time has weighed in pragmatically and considered it a long haul. Our official version is always fluid. We are made to believe we are somehow winning this war. And then all of a sudden there’s an event which confirms it ain’t over at all.

So why this disconnect? Given the fact that our army has men and women of honor who unlike their civil brethren display a lot of integrity, ethics and forthright communication? Where is the gap?

Pretty simple if you ask me. This war on terror was a myth in the 60s 70s 80s 90s, in fact some of the people we fight and kill today were our army reservists in some form or manner. So why and how we reached a state of internal bleeding?

In the 70s when USSR eyed Afghanistan; in apprehension we jumped into the conflict with Americans by enabling, arming, training their youthful commanders and force using Islam as the excuse.

Yes you heard me right. Islam was the excuse to fight a Godless communist army and this idea was propagated by the Americans and easily bought by our army brass. After all dollars were flowing in. Zia had newly taken charge of the nation and Afghan refugees flowed in equal or larger proportion to the aid, most of which was embezzled as documented by many journalists and reports, as is the custom anyway in third world countries where corruption is the primary killer and all else pale in comparison.

The Taliban, then heroes to our army and the Americans, Gen Hamid Gul and others patrons and guides, were the hallmark of an Islamic Afghanistan and Pakistan fully endorsed and supported by the Americans, because it suited them. Ronald Reagan called the Taliban Commanders to the White House in the 80s and likened them to the founding fathers of America!

The Russians ran away, and the American swiftly changed heart. Islam was no longer required nor the Taliban. Zia was duly eliminated with the US ambassador to allay any conspiracy theorists, in my opinion and I may be wrong, but seems rather likely. The new government and liberal Gen Aslam Baig towed the line and the beginning of government and state liberalization or rather undoing of Talibanization process was initiated which continues to this day. But the Taliban were left orphans in this process. Like a Hollywood flick their founders declared them absconders and terrorists!

The situation was compounded with our enemies on both sides of the border taking colossal advantage of this policy shift by creating their own factions in the disowned Taliban and even lookalikes serving their purpose. 9/11 on US soil embroiled us deeper as now the Taliban were official US enemies! Hired Indian or Afghani or even other mercenaries posing as Taliban.

But back then in the aftermath of 9/11 Musharaf was clearly told to choose sides, or suffer consequences otherwise. Now an older, wiser less womanizing less drinking, more mature, less publicity seeking General (like Raheel Sharif) might have reacted with wisdom then a knee jerk of absolute submission that Musharaf did, even then to never fully win US trust! To what avail I ask in hindsight Musharaf acts benefited anyone including himself? The web is full of US Gov doubting and ridiculing Musharaf. A man who was more loyal than the King and yet never accepted or recognized in spirit by their Lordships!

It is true that Americans make excellent girlfriends, but the Chinese make excellent wives. Something later generations of Generals quickly learned aka CPEC and Chinese civil and military cooperation that is unprecedented in any other country.

However the ongoing war on terror seems to grow then diffuse as one would logically expect and it is very worrying for signals strategic perceptions and planning lapses. I miss SunTzu in times like these, for I see a war minus the art thereof 🙂

Today, Major Shahid Rehman conveyed the martyrdom of Maj Ali among others. A young officer with a young and beautiful family am sure looking forward to a bright future together. Now drowned in tears and an irreparable human loss. I’m sure the other side also suffers loses and pain. It is human to feel and our enemies are no less or more human then we are. What differs are our values and perceptions.

Hence as a trainer, public speaker and motivational guru for decades I thought to myself why must this story have the same twists of pain and suffering on both sides essentially brothers in arms killing each other and sadly rejoicing at the same? Today Major Ali tomorrow someone else, why and for how long? And to what avail?

If only our government and army understand that the war we fight against our own was never our own. Not then. Not now and certainly not in the future.

Every country has rogue elements that are a shame for them inside or out. Like perhaps these people are for us I mean today for they were heroes in 80s 🙂 the infamous KKK in America has brutally murdered innocent civilians for decades but never has the US army attacked them. They’re probably a lot worse than the Taliban if not on an equal footing.

In India the extremists kill Muslims and others like vegetables and yet the Indian army takes no action against them though ever ready to kill some Wani in Kashmir fighting for his freedom from decades of oppression and state terrorism! Yet our government policy is of love toward India as Jindal and even Modi are given honor and respect on a red carpet whereas they flow red blood of Kashmiri and other Muslims in India at will!

My point is simple. Hate begets hate. And hating your siblings isn’t in your best interest.

In my humble but considered opinion, this war on terror will not end in 2018 or 19 or 25 maybe beyond our lifetime i.e. Assuming our enemies on both sides constantly scheming to lynch us like cow vigilantes and Rohingyas on their side or Kashmir aren’t successful in disintegrating or breaking us up.

The threat is real, unlike the rhetoric of confidence we are made to hear.

High time our army and military strategists come up with a Plan B to fight terror. More by bringing those who have hope of reformation to the negotiating table. Tell them that the foundation of Islam is not hate as taught to them by our and CIA trainers like Dr Thomas Gouttierre, which was essentially unIslamic and focused on building hatred to fight and win against the Russians.

An alternate and plausible view may also be the systematic degenerative approach to Islam by the West using the scum of the land Taliban likes as role models (Isis, Al Qaeda, a long list) and ultimately attack the faith and its followers full force by discrediting what they believe in with ample media proof. A quick review of online literature and comments on Islam and Muslims by Western public certainly isn’t a flattering experience if you catch my drift.

And much as I propose peace, I also advise merciless killing of those who don’t wish to understand a clear and simple message of peace that Islam or even common sense dictates be understood and complied with amongst our ill informed Taliban or other internal enemies. To that extent we need Major Ali and others to fight and protect our freedom but no more, no less.

A rethink on the war on terror is essential even imperative need of the hour as we speak or countless more Major Ali’s not to mention damage to the other side who despite being enemies are also humans shall continue. To no avail and more likely disadvantage to both sides and the Muslim populace in the balance.

Think before you reminisce the days leading to 1857. A word to the wise…….

The FINE PRINT in Ayesha Gulali’s allegations on Imran Khan Niazi

On January 2, 1915, Theodore MacManus wrote the “Penalty of Leadership” for his client, Cadillac, without mentioning the name even once, ultimately adopted by many including Elvis Presley and others for its finesse, class and honesty. I will quote only two sentences from it to set the stage

“The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. FAILING to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to DESTROY — but only confirms once more the SUPERIORITY of that which he strives to supplant.”

Let’s get the facts here, I am an advocate of women’s rights to the extent that last year I formed a party for women in Pakistan which was covered by DawnTV, SamaaTV and some others – so, when I say I fight for women’s honor, respect and equal place in society, I mean it. I fought for Reham Khan when PTI stalwarts said lewd things on her, I fought for Asia Bibi, the convict of “blasphemy” one cannot be sure if it was such or her denial of favor to some? I cried for Riley Ann Sawyers in the US also known as “Baby Grace” murdered at 2-1/2 by her step dad in front of her mother, I fought for an Indian Child with an abnormal head who needed surgery done. There are countless examples of my commitment to women without any bias or discrimination of any sort.

However, Ayesha Gulali’s case has so many inconsistencies that a man of even a little sanity would find it hard to justify her claims. Why, for example, does it take a seemingly “bold & beautiful” woman, empowered by her parents, as she claims, and a sister playing a rather “Western” game in similar attire in a highly conservative area, someone vocal since teenage – why such a confident lady, who assuredly must have faced, handled, rejected, managed sexual or flirtatious advances from men – took 4 YEARS to disclose her grievance with Imran Khan within DAYS of the DISQUALIFICATION of the SITTING PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN, Mian Nawaz Sharif on the basis of a case filed BY Imran Khan Niazi against him severely upsetting the balance of feudal + technocratic + corruption power equation of Pakistan and in the process hurting people with stakes on no less than 80% of the wealth of the country, whether stashed in here or outside!!! This “coincidence” of her revelation’s timing raises more than an eyebrow, it actually opens up a can of worms.

That can of worms opened by Ayesha Gulali, who speaks of unverified, undisclosed “harassment” messages to her, spills the beans on the conspirators apparently using her to achieve their ends: DISCREDIT & DESTROY IMRAN KHAN NIAZI. The words of Theodore MacManus from “The Penalty of Leadership” ring once again in my ears.

One cannot help but wonder that a man, who even nearing 70 has more female fan following then men a third of his age, would find reason to leave aside a tough life and send lewd messages that he knows very well could be used against him? Who has a BEAUTIFUL & STILL COMMITTED / LOYAL EX WIFE in the UK who is leaving NO STONE unturned to support him? For no rhyme or reason? Or because he’s a pervert? It makes no sense for Imran Khan Niazi to stoop low to get women, for women have laid in his feet from his adolescence, logically it’s nonsense EVEN THEN, if Ms Gulali were speaking the truth with a massive press conference few days after Nawaz’ being booted out of the PM house, WHAT ON EARTH STOPPED THE WOMAN from sharing SCREEN SHOTS of Imran’s messages? Instead of going to PMLN paid Geo Anchor Hamid Mir and showing him “privately” while all her allegations were made publicly!!! These aren’t mere inconsistencies, they are clear signs of a false flag operation by PMLN and their brothers in arms PPP, both of whom face clear extinction and more likely leadership doing jail time… their elder bro Altaf already in trouble, it’s their turn that they wish to avoid, by hook or by crook… the latter seizing the day for them, experience one might say comes in handy in times like these!

Democracy, sadly, for Pakistan, has never borne it’s desired outcomes as it has in the West – US, EU, Australia, Canada and so forth; it has, instead, bred a dark alliance, a collusion of criminals, thugs, killers, looters, rapists, the scum of the land, who have by hook and crook held on to power unless booted out by the Generals and in whatever time they’ve had, severely hurt the nation financially, in terms of repute and post 2007 even internationally. Few amongst you may have forgotten “MemoGate” and “DawnLeaks” – not to mention, secret meetings with persona non gratas in exceptional circumstances (Jindal)

Ayesha Gulali’s allegations are not even a problem, the are the symptoms, of a seething with anger, in fear of displacement establishment who want their enemies smothered, from the “new” Prime Minister (old wine in a new bottle) insistence of repealing Article 62, hence ensuring corruption “is how we win” as the Americans spoke in the movie “Syriana” to having Imran Khan dead at ANY cost, but cannot, for fear of raising a million Imran Khan’s from his ashes, so they seek, as Mr MacManus wrote more than a 100 years ago, to destroy him.

To them, and to you, MacManus’s last line contains my prediction: THAT WHICH DESERVES TO LIVE, LIVES

The ball has been set rolling, Nawaz Sharif is now a criminal in the eyes of the highest court of Pakistan after due consideration and process, his entire family is in hot waters as a menial but important sample of their corruption and foreign remittance has been uncovered. So are his Cabinet members.

Yet, one thing that I cannot fathom, is the Honorable Courts assumption that a “non Sadiq and Amin” Prime Minister’s Cabinet cannot be full of angels. His flouting the courts decision through a public mockery of motorcade, rather a preemptive election drive, and utter ridicule of the Courts’ decision publicly by stating “the decision was taken beforehand” should propel the Courts to seek whichever Institution they trust (and one could think of only one) amongst those in hand of the corrupt, to step forward and remove this Kangaroo Court Government, under the Supreme Court explicit directive without much further adieu.

Or pave the way for chaos, civil war and blame games the likes of which one doesn’t see in soap operas.

A populace of 200 million underfed, uneducated, terror and hate ridden, poor and unjustly treated people deserve better as I’d outlined in

Who, then amongst the Courts, or our safeguarding Institutions will step forward to protect the nation? Ayesha Gulali may very well be the tip of the iceberg…

(the writer leads a nomadic existence in words and person in different parts of the world from Pakistan to MidEast to the US)