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May 25, 2015 / khawjaimtiazalam

The Bottom Line

Bottom Liners. Nawaz & Zardari two sides of the same coin. TTP & US two sides of the same coin. NAB & Corruption two sides of the same coin. No end to Terrorism in Pakistan unless Axis of Evil CIA, RAW & MOIS (Iran’s Intl Agency)thrown out of Afghanistan. No end to Peace in Afghanistan & Region unless Afghan Taliban is part of Afghan Govt. No end to target killings in Karachi unless Governor’s Rule is enforced & across the Board action is taken. No Peace & Development in Pakistan unless Fresh & Transparent Elections are held.after sorting out the Corrupt by a By Partisan Caretaker Govt. Nuclear Iran is a threat to the World. Iran, Syria & Iraq Axis a threat to the World especially the KSA. Energy crisis can only be over if we start building Dams ( especially Kalabagh Dam) Solar & Wind Energy. Access to clean & cheap Energy. We cannot progress unless we have an Honest Judiciary. Nobody is above the Law. We cannot get rid of Debts unless all citizens who earn above 3.5 Lacs pay Taxes across the Board. No , I mean No concessions. We cannot be a True Islamic Society unless the Rich do not share their Wealth. No 1 through “Zakat”. We can only stand up to the Machinations of the West if the Islamic Ummah is like one “Body”. “And Allah knows best”.

January 9, 2015 / khawjaimtiazalam

The Road Map against Terrorism

The Road Ahead

Now that the Judicial process has been taken care off to dispense with the terrorists in the Mil Courts a lot has to be done to ensure that they are denied access to any target especially soft ones like Schools, Hospitals, Sunday Baazar’s, Downtown Markets, Jails, Post Offices, Courts, Parks, Police Stations, CMH’s , Malls’s, CSD’s, Petrol Pumps and many more. To prevent the Terrorists to achieve their goals the Govt must follow an Active & Passive Policy. It must clearly lay down the guidelines and a Road map to follow. I shall dwell on it in my next Post.

The Road Map.

I will first dilate on the passive measures to be taken in KP in particular & in general in other Provinces.

To disrupt/destroy its target the Terrorists needs to recruit volunteers, gunpowder & destructive material for the blast may it be remote controlled or by a suicide bomber. We need to do the following to neutralize it with the minimum of damage to life & property. I will identify the steps to be taken by the Govt ‘s various agencies.

a. We must make it difficult for the Terrorists to access or buy the material required for the bomb.
1. All Manufacturers of Explosives must be immediately monitored.
2. Records checked to ascertain who all have been purchasing Explosives &
for what purpose & in what quantity. Whether sale Legit or not.
3. This scrutiny will give some clue regarding them.
4.Those deemed suspicious/spurious must be first on the list for survey.
5. Spurious Manufacturers can also give us a clue regarding their facilitation.
6. All Inspector Explosives background must be thoroughly checked. They are
the first source through which Terrorists receive Explosives.
7. Forensic of Inspectors Mobile will also give you a picture.
8. Records of Purchasers & Forensic of their mobiles will again give clue to a
shady deal.
b. Remember these are just some of the measures more vigilance, spot checks & an awareness program can identify the Terrorists & facilitators. We have to go for the source.
c. Next comes the material used inside the bomb for destruction. Nails, pellets etc. the source till the retail customer a strict regimen of record regarding each customer must be available. He must state the purpose of his purchase. All those responsible for Manufacture & Sale must be under strict scrutiny. Un-registered & spurious shop owners must be extinct. Limit the number of Sale points for ease of checking. Use of IT will be a great help.
d. Arms & Ammunition- This very important tool for the Terrorists must be made restricted. Records, Records & Records.
e. Communication. All communication in the Air must be monitored to get Intel. Even today it is easier to purchase Mobile sets on fictitious CNIC. The Mobile Companies must provide info in record time. They must now check out each and every SIM issued for authenticity with the help of NADRA.
f. Bullet Proof Jacket- By now the Agencies must be in the knowledge as to who all are supplying jackets to the Terrorists. If we have proof of the country where it was made then they can be confronted with and asked as who had purchased it. Rest assured they will not own it. Make sure that it is difficult for them to purchase from Intl or Local markets.
g. Last but not the least is the Transport- This is a very important tool for the Terrorists to penetrate. Check it before it can enter the City with the perpetrators. My wish would be that all types of vehs are Registered in the Country & a Data Base available to check the veh for theft & the Owners name which tells you something about the Owner. I suggest that all info regarding a CNIC card Holder must be available in the CNIC Data Base for Agencies to know whether he has ever committed a crime or what his affiliations are & much more.

Know your Enemy.

a. The first step is to ensure that he does not reach the Target.
b. The soft underbelly of KP is Peshawar.
c. We must prevent him from entering the city. Its sits in the Peshawar valley with
mountains all around.
d. The good point is that the city is beyond Firearms range from the mountain tops
otherwise havoc would have been let loose.
e. We must guard these ridges with locally made Drones fitted with cameras.
f. Minimum of two Security Perimeters around the City from all points leading to the City. Here we must check the entry of the Terrorist who might be a suicide bomber or carrying a device to be remotely blown or a veh full of explosives. The Agencies must use the resources of IT to profile each veh and passenger if found doubtful or a man on foot. They must use their imagination as to how to go about causing minimum damage if the bomber or the ex[plosive is prematurely detonated.

In the event the Terrorists slip by we take the fol measures.

a. Community watch & Awareness program for citizens.
b. Any shady character must be reported to the nearest PS or through a Helpline for this purpose. Just like 1122 it must have multiple lines to immediately connect & receive information.
c. Tenants, Suppliers of merchandise & those receiving them must be profiled. We should have learnt a lesson from Peshawar Tragedy. It was an inside job.
d. Look out for such Facilitators.
e. Right from the Mohalla to the District a community watch awareness program must be disseminated through Print & Electronic Media.
f. Check Posts to check every individuals Identity. Must be done with some Intelligence & Logic like we these days where lines & lines of vehs pile up. Different lanes for vehs & pedestrians.
g. It is inconvenient at times but we must make it work to catch him before he can reach his target.
h. CCTV camera’s must be embedded at all Entry & Exit points apart from other sensitive places.
i. Last but not the least. Security of the soft Targets. A well chalked out SOP. You must see the enemy he must not see you.

The key to this self preserevation lies with the Police. Among them there will be lots of Black Sheep. You need to weed them out through Forensics, Style of living, feedback from neighbors. Induct Officers from the Police Academy as SHO’s.

More to follow in my next Post In Sha Allah.

March 9, 2014 / khawjaimtiazalam

Benefits of Chikoo

اسلام عليكم ورحمةالله وبركاته

 

February 18, 2014 / khawjaimtiazalam

Nuclear Iran is not in Pakistan’s interest

Nuclear Iran is not in Pakistan’s interest

On December 13, 2011 The News “Blog”

Since the International Atomic Energy Agency issued its latest findings on Iran’s

nuclear program and activities, policy-makers in the West and the United States

in particular are weighing their options on how to respond to Iran’s continued

defiance of its Non-Proliferation Treaty obligations.

The Islamic Republic’s nuclear program has possible military dimensions and its

stated “peacefulness” lacks credibility. Alarm bells in Israel have been ringing for a

long time and a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear sites seems imminent. Not much

is being discussed in Pakistan about the implications of a nuclear Iran, precisely due

to Pakistan being consumed by its own problems with the on-going political turmoil

and its relations with the United States.

This is an alarming development not only for the geopolitical balance in the

Middle East, but also for South Asia. A nuclear Iran is not in Pakistan’s interests.

Considering that Iran’s regional interests do not align with those of Pakistan, a

nuclear Iran has serious implications of greater belligerent behaviour, regional

hegemony and bullying. Even though Pakistan is a nuclear state and any nuclear

aggression towards us will be deterred, it would immensely reduce our leverage

in relations with Iran—if any.

Being the only Muslim nuclear country, a nuclear Pakistan still has some symbolic

value in the eyes of the Muslim world. Even though we are economically weak

and, at the behest of foreign financial institutions and governments, our national

defence posture will take a deep slide with a nuclear armed state on our western

border.

The interests of Pakistan and Iran clash in Afghanistan, and Iran’s relations with

our key ally in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, remain rocky. In the event of a

military confrontation between Iran and the West, Pakistan and an unstable Iraq

would be the most effected countries due to the spill-over from a potential war.

At this time and most likely in the near future, at least Pakistan cannot further

bear the burden of a refugee influx. In addition, India’s improving relations with

Iran is also mind-boggling for our India-centric attitude and policy. Not that I am

justifying this historic posture of ours, this attitude is still wide-spread in the security

establishment. We must take that into account.

An ideologically inclined state, Iran’s sectarian outlook and ambitions of regional

hegemony will create further divides in the Muslim world and the Middle East

in particular. One should also not forget that Iran has played a role in inciting

sectarian violence in Pakistan, supporting various Shia factions against their Sunni

counterparts. Attaining nuclear status would strengthen Iran’s position and possibly

its belligerence in fuelling the sectarian strife.

Iran’s offensive, nonsensical and aggravating statements and position only furthers

the prospect of more wars in this region. Just recently,Saudi Arabia Prince Turki

al-Faisal, who was the former chief of Saudi Intelligence, expressed the Kingdom’s

desire to develop nuclear weapons to counter a future Iranian threat. “It is our duty

toward our nation and people to consider all options” he was quoted as saying.

This is a serious development that could spark a potential arms race in the Middle

East. We could engage in an intellectual debate about the rationality of these state

actors and their willingness to use nuclear weapons—if they attain the capability—

but the thought of them going nuclear sends a chill through the rational mind. Many

in the West also fear that a nuclear Iran will become bolder in the use of its proxies,

namely Hamas and Hezbollah.

It is imperative that Pakistan convene a meeting of the Organization of Islamic

Conference (OIC) to pressure Iran into abandoning its continued defiance of its

international obligations – the NPT and the United Nations Security Council

Resolutions. Pakistan, along with its allies in the Middle East, should pressure

Iran to come to the negotiation table and respect its UN obligations. To avoid a

potential arms race in the Middle East and a dooms-day scenario where there may be

a nuclear exchange – either by states or through non-state actors – Pakistan should

jump on the bandwagon into pressurizing Iran.

Pakistan could not care less about addressing the fears of the West. I suggest this

because this is in Pakistan’s vital national security interests and everything should

be done to avoid being sandwiched between two nuclear states. We also need to look

out for our regional interests in the Middle East. A nuclearised region could have

devastating human and economic implications for the region and the world. Pakistan

cannot afford either in its current state of weakness.

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I agree with the writer. Iran is an Ideological State with a predominant Shia majority. Its Ideology

is in conflict with the Islamic Ideology of other Sunni States. Saudi Arabia has not made any

bones about it. Iran continues to threaten the Kingdom and bring about strife to the Holiest of all

Muslim shrines where nearly 2.5 million Muslims undoubtedly Sunni’s go for the Hajj , one of the

Pillars of Islam.

Iran is like an Island surrounded by Ideological Sunni States. It feels threatened by the Islamic

Resurgence especially in Afghanistan.It is afraid that with passage of time the moderates will

take over. It is overbearing when it comes to supporting Shia factions in other Muslin States. The

month of Muharram is when it shows its muscle by supporting Shia organizations all around the

World in taking out Processions etc. In Pakistan itself we remain shutdown for ten days. The 9th

& 10th Muharram the State is taken over by them.

Unfortunately those who talk about Wahabism etc have no knowledge of what they themselves

are following.

The writer has correctly pointed out that a nuclear Iran is not in Pakistan’s interests. Considering

that Iran’s regional interests do not align with those of Pakistan, a nuclear Iran has serious

implications of greater belligerent behaviour, regional hegemony and bullying. Even though

Pakistan is a nuclear state and any nuclear aggression towards us will be deterred, it would

immensely reduce our leverage in relations with Iran—if any.

In case of a conflict with Iran & Saudia Arabia Pakistan will certainly fall with the lot of Saudi’s

and will be drawn in a Nuclear War.The present Govt is planning to help Iran in its Nuclear

Program which will be a great mistake.

January 9, 2014 / khawjaimtiazalam

City of Karachi

I am in Karachi. Visiting this city after nearly eight years. Except for DHA the city is filthy & dirty. You find heaps of garbage all over. Its beyond me that people can live in this disgusting environment when their religion places so much emphasis on cleanliness. Apart from anything else if the Govt can cleanse Karachi of filth and make it a clean & green city it would have done a great service to the people of this city.
November 25, 2013 / khawjaimtiazalam

Exit ISAF from Afghanistan

My Version- Exit ISAF from Afghanistan

The signing of the Iranian Deal has certainly turned the tables in favor of the US vis a vis a Safe Exit from Afghanistan.
1. The US has realized that for a safe Exit it cannot rely on a negotiated Dialogue with Mullah Umar’s Taliban. They do not want to leave Afghanistan without securing their assets. Karzai is not the answer to their problems.
2. They have to put Plan B into Operation. It calls for a Deal with Iran who will guarantee their Safe Exit knowing fully well Iran’s Aberration/ Abhorration with the Taliban.
3. The US has succeeded in convincing the Iranian’s to this Deal. It is an Economic Relief for Iran and to ensure that they do not have the Mullah Umar’s Taliban as their neighbor’s.
4. Pakistan has a very difficult Plan of action. The present Govt is at least clear on one count that they cannot displease their Masters the “US” contrary to popular sentiments. It has also paved the way for the Iranian Gas pipeline which the Govt feels is the answer to the their woes regarding Electricity & the supply of Gas to the populace. Now the paradox is whether they tow Iran’s line or strengthen Mullah Umar’s hand for the regain Kabul. The choice is a very difficult one under the present circumstances when the Govt needs Dollars from the US & Gas from Iran to survive.
5. In the Final Analysis the Government of Pakistan must throw in their lot with Mullah Umar to save itself from further Terrorist activities and a possible Proxy War this time the Nexus being India,Iran & Afghanistan.
6. It has to install Mullah Umar in Afghanistan.

August 14, 2013 / khawjaimtiazalam

Prevention of Dengue

Prevention of Dengue

September 18, 2011 at 7:05pm

 

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To stop the Dengue deluge all of us must act individually & collectively.

I suggest the following:

a. Toll Free No. being monitored 24/7.

b. Provide fol assistance:-

1. Advice the caller on both preventive & active measures.

2. Provide assistance in the nature of an ambulance & medicines. If the

person cannot afford it then free of cost.

3. Info on the Toll free no. the possible breeding places.

4. Get the Area Fumigated either by the Govt, Co-Operative Societies or your

Organization.

5. A patient at times needs your moral support also.

6. Provide easy & free access for blood test.

Remember that individually we must keep our houses & Area around us clean

To achieve the above I suggest that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce Organize such centres by receiving support from its members. Its time for them to pay back. There will be plenty of volunteers from the students.