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APPEAL TO ALL PAKISTANIS! - "Unity, Faith, Discipline", Do we follow Quaid's Message?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Introduction:

“Unity, Faith, Discipline” – this was the motto of our national hero, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Pakistan was built on the cardinal principles of these three words, and Pakistan is to survive on these three words. But today, do we follow our Quaid’s words? Have we got what it takes to survive? This post is an appeal to the reader, to ponder over and to understand the depth of the issue, and to spread his/her enlightenment and understanding to others.
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Unity – a great force and a vital necessity is sadly lacking to a great extent among the Pakistanis. Division due to racism, provincialism and language are ever so high. Prior to our independence of Pakistan, nearly 200 years of torment were required to make us realize the necessity of unity. In the present crises, we need unity more than ever, and we should surely not turn a blind eye to our past experiences.

For the good of our nation, we urge you dear reader, to understand the need for unity AND convey it to all those who you see suffering from the poison of racism, provincialism and other elements causing division. Mere understanding is not enough; you need to spread the message as is your duty as a Pakistani. (This includes practically shunning hate-promoting factors like Pathan jokes, etc, read our post here: http://absoluteverdict.blogspot.com/2011/10/all-pakistanis-please-put-end-to-jokes.html)

In the words of our Quaid, Muhammad Ali Jinnah:
                "We are now all Pakistanis--not Baluchis, Pathans, Sindhis, Bengalis, Punjabis and so on--and as Pakistanis we must feet behave and act, and we should be proud to be known as Pakistanis and nothing else." (Reply to the Civic Address presented by the Quetta Municipality on 15th June, 1948.)

                "Yet this is a truth people so easily seem to forget and begin to prize local, sectional or provincial interests above and regardless of the national interests. It naturally pains me to find the curse of provincialism holding sway over any section of Pakistan. Pakistan must be rid of this evil." (Reply to the Civic Address presented by the Quetta Municipality on 15th June, 1948)

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Faith – referring to both - our religious values, and the essence of hope that drives our struggles -is also a vital necessity for us in this time. We should not despair and give up hope (as we see most people when it comes to Pakistan). People seem to think that Pakistan can not be brought back to the right track and everything they do for it will go in vain. They are WRONG!

Understand this fact, dear readers, and never give up your hope for Pakistan if you truly are a patriot.

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Discipline – a system of rules of conduct, or a method of practice – is also of utmost importance. A regiment or any army without discipline is a mere mob. We should organize ourselves with discipline in our struggles to bring about changes in Pakistan.

                "In our solidarity, unity and discipline lie the strength, power and sanction behind us to carry on this fight successfully. No sacrifice should be considered too great….” (Broadcast Message February, 1948)

                “Pakistan is proud of her youth, particularly the students, who are nation builders of tomorrow. They must fully equip themselves by discipline, education, and training for the arduous task lying ahead of them.”
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Unity, faith, and discipline, although are strong words on their own, but neither word taken alone can help us take Pakistan to its destiny of greatness. For us to bring about any meaningful change in Pakistan, these three words have to be taken together as a single entity. Together, these three words form the spirit of the Quaid, with which he achieved the impossible.
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THE LAST WORDS:

I hope, dear readers, that you will not take this post merely as an article for reading, but shall act upon it to take our beloved Pakistan to the greatness that the Quaid dreamed of! (as he expressed below)

                “I have full faith in my people that they will rise to every occasion worthy of our past Islamic history, glory and traditions.” (14 Aug 1948)

                “Remember! We are building up a State which is going to play its full part in the destinies of the whole Islamic World.” (12th April, 1948)

In the light of all the above facts, consider what we wrote your duty as a Pakistani, and do it with good faith! Best wishes! :)

                “I can assure you that there is nothing greater in this world than your own conscience and, when you appear before God, you can say that you performed your duty with the highest sense of integrity, honesty and with loyalty and faithfulness.” (Broadcast Message February, 1948)


 
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NOTE: You might also like our post containing tributes to Jinnah from significant people in history. Click below:

Tribute to Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Testimonials from Politicians, Leaders and Historians

Tribute to Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Testimonials from Politicians, Leaders and Historians

Monday, December 26, 2011





This post, written for the occasion of Quaid-e-Azam Day (25th December), is a tribute to one of the greatest man the world has ever seen - Muhammad Ali Jinnah, known to Pakistanis as "Quaid-e-Azam" (The Great Leader). This man, the voice of one hundred million Muslims, fought for their religious, social and economic freedom. He was a man of solid character and a deep sense of honour, impartiality and justice. His bravery, courage and devotion to his mission are unparalleled throughout the history.


Prof. Stanley Wolpert writes in his book "Jinnah of Pakistan" (1984) :
         "Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three." 




         He left his impression on all the people who had the chance to interact with him. Hence, he was the recipient of some of the greatest tributes paid to any one in modern times, some of them even from those who held a diametrically opposed viewpoint.

         The following are the tributes/comments given by significant people in the history about Muhammad Ali Jinnah:


Allama Iqbal (Pakistan's national poet): "He is incorruptable and unpurchasable" [Ghulam Dastagir Rashid, Asrar-i lqbal (Hyderabad Deccan, 1944), p. 41.]

Gandhi (Indian leader and national hero): "Jinnah is incorruptible and brave" [Interview with Louis Fischer]

John Biggs-Davison (Member of UK Parliament): "Although without Gandhi, Hindustan would still have gained independence and without Lenin and Mao, Russia and China would still have endured Communist revolution, without Jinnah there would have been no Pakistan in 1947."

The Aga Khan (Imam of Ismaeeli followers) considered him "the greatest man he ever met", and added "I have met many politicians in my life, like Churchill, Mesoleni, Kaizon, Gandhi; but Jinnah was different from all of them. There was no other politician with such a strength of character"

Lord Mountbatten (Last Viceroy of India): "Muslims will perhaps never get such an honest leader."

Sir Stafford Cripps (British Labour politician who brought Cripps mission to the Sub-continent): "A most accomplished lawyer, outstanding amongst Indian lawyers, and a fine constitutionalist."

Sarat Chandra Bose (Indian barrister & Freedom Fighter): "Mr Jinnah, was great as a lawyer, once great as a Congressman, great as a leader of Muslims, great as a world politician and diplomat, and greatest of all as a man of action, By Mr. Jinnah's passing away, the world has lost one of the greatest statesmen and Pakistan its life-giver, philosopher and guide." [My Brother(1987),biography by Fatima Jinnah.]

Abdul Rahman Azzam Pasha (Secretary General of the Arab League): "(He was) one of the greatest leaders in the Muslim world."

Gordon Johnson (Director Center of South Asian Studies): "He set a great example to other statesmen to follow by his skill in negotiation, his integrity and his honesty."

Harry S Truman (US President): "[He was] the originator of the dream that became Pakistan, architect of the State and father of the world's largest Muslim nation. Mr. Jinnah was the recipient of a devotion and loyalty seldom accord to any man"

Lord Lothian (British politician and diplomat): "Though Jinnah’s scheme of partition was good, it would take at least 25 years to take shape. But great wars and great men shorten history, and Jinnah was such a man who could alter the history of a nation"

 Lord Wavell (Viceroy of India 1943 - 1947 who brought the Wavell plan): "Mr. Jinnah was one of the handsomest men I have ever seen; he combined the clear cut, almost Grecian features of the West with oriental grace and movement."

Nelson Mandela (Ex-South African President): Ali Jinnah is a constant source of inspiration for all those who are fighting against racial or group discrimination.' (Nelson Mandela had come to Islamabad in 1995 and had insisted on including Karachi as a destination to visit Jinnah's Grave and his house in Karachi where upon reaching he drove straight to the Quaid's Mazar) At another occasion while addressing the ANC Mandela mentioned three names Ali Jinnah, Gandhi and Nehru as sources of inspiration for the movement against apartheid.'

Beverley Nichols (author of `Verdict on India’) called him “the most important man in Asia”

Dr. Kailashnath Katju (the West Bengal Governor in 1948) thought of him as “an outstanding figure of this century not only in India, but in the whole world”.

Sir Patrick Spen (the last Chief Justice of undivided India): "There is no man or woman living who imputes anything against his honour or his honesty. He was the most upright person that I know, but throughout it all, he never, as far as I know, for one moment, attempted to deceive any body, as to what he was aiming at or as to the means he attempted to adopt to get it"

Mr. M.C Chagla (Foreign Minister of India): "Jinnah was a pure artist in the manner and method of his presentation. Even the most complex facts became simple and obvious when he waved his wand over them. He could be ferociously aggressive and almost boyishly persuasive as and when the occasion arose, and what particularly helped him in his advocacy, was the absolute clear head that he possessed, and on which he justly prided himself. He had common sense, that most uncommon of qualities in an uncommon degree"

Mr. Frank Moraes (Chief Editor of The Indian Express): "Watch him in the court room as he argues a case. Few lawyers command a more attentive audience. No man is more adroit in presenting his case. If to achieve the maximum result with minimum effort is the hallmark of artistry, Mr. Jinnah is an artist in his craft. He likes to get down to the bare bones of a brief. In stating the essentials of a case, his manner is masterly. The drab courtroom acquires an atmosphere as he speaks. Juniors crane their necks forward to follow every movement of his tall, well groomed figure; senior counsels listen closely; the judge is all attention."

Secretary of State Montagu - 1918: "Jinnah, young, perfectly mannered, impressive looking, armed to the teeth with dialectics and insistent upon the whole of his scheme --- he would rather have nothing if he could not get the whole lot. ---Chelmsford tried to argue with him and was tied up into knots. Jinnah is a very clever man, and it is of course an outrage that such a man should have no chance of running the affairs of his own country."

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NOTE: We highly recommend you to read our follow up post regarding Quaid-e-Azam's motto, and how we Pakistanis have forgotten it.

APPEAL TO ALL PAKISTANIS! - "Unity, Faith, Discipline", Do we follow Quaid's Message? 

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Exposing Pakistani Media: An Exclusive Look at the "Credibility" of Pakistani Media.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011




DISCLAIMER: This post is only about the credibility of Pakistani media. The authors do not disagree on the fact that money laundering in Swiss Banks is not done by Pakistani Politicians.

THE STORY: A hot issue this day is the story "Pakistan has got $97 billion dollars in Swiss Banks, says Director Swiss Bank"

The Absolute Verdict Team took an overview of this issue, and the results were indeed SHOCKING.

BACKGROUND: A year ago (October 2010), someone in India started a minor disinformation campaign against their government. The message conveyed was about the amount of wealth in Swiss Banks owned by the Indian Politicians. Luckily, their media was not as foolish as ours, and after a couple of months, the talks about this issue had dwindled. There was no name of the Bank, the Director, the exact time and location etc.
Link
Check out the link here (Alot more can be found at Google): http://naenglish.net/?p=489

"One of the Swiss Bank Director Said::Indians are Poor; but, India is not a poor country.He says that 280 lac crores of Indian money is deposited in Swiss bank.The same money can be used for -Taxless budget for 30 years.Can give 60crore jobs to Indians.Can give FREE education to all lndians.From any village to Delhi 4 line road.Forever free Power suply.More than 500 projects built.A citizen can get monthly Rs 2000 for 60 Yrs.No need of world bank & IMF Loans.Think how our money blocked by currupt politicians."

THE FOOLISHNESS OF PAKISTANI MEDIA PROVED:

Pakistani media has been promoting the following newsreport these days:

"BERN - Director Swiss Bank said that Pakistan has 97 billion dollars in Swiss Banks. Director Swiss Bank said ‘Pakistanis are poor but Pakistan isn’t a poor country.’ He added that 97 billion dollars of Pakistan is deposited in respective bank and if this money would be utilized for the welfare of Pakistan and its people then Pakistan can make tax less budget for 30 years, can create 60 million jobs, can carpet four lanes road from any village to Islamabad, endless power supply to five hundred social projects, every citizen can get 20000 rupees salary for the next 60 years and there is no need to see IMF and any World Bank for loans. "


As you may have clearly guessed, the story posted a year ago in India, now made it's way to Pakistani media in a slightly edited form, and the foolish media did not even try to verify it and created hype among the people.

The problem is that not only minor news agencies, but also the "prestigeous" ones showed the same response.

Take a look here:

DAWN: http://www.dawn.com/2011/09/30/foreign-debts-swiss-bank-accounts.html

THE NATION: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Politics/19-Sep-2011/Pakistan-has-97-billion-in-Swiss-banks

NAWA-E-WAQT: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Multan/2011-09-19/page-1

EXPRESS: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1101335097&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20110919

PAKISTAN TODAY: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/09/pakistan-has-97-billion-dollars-in-swiss-banks-director-swiss-bank/

INTERNATIONAL NEWS NETWORK: http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=183614

COLUMNPK URDU: http://www.columnpk.com/pakistan-has-97-billion-dollars-in-swiss-banks/
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The Absolute Verdict:

Is the media of Pakistan so stupid that it can believe/propagate anything without verification?The news article in question also happens to lack any credible material (Bank name, Director's name, Original Source etc), still it was spread unresearched.

The message is self-explanatory to the media - they need to act more responsibly.

And here is WHAT WE SHOULD DO:
We know that our media has shown irresponsibility at many times (declaring Ajmal Kasab as Pakistani; airing a documentary claiming that Osama was in Pakistan; making a propaganda against doctors and much more)
But we, as a nation, should show some senseof responsibility, and stop trusting everything the media says, in these dire consequencies, to protectour nation from National or International Conspiracies.

All Pakistanis: Say no to "Pathan Jokes" and racism!

Monday, October 10, 2011


In different cultures, one or more groups have been chosen to be the butt of all jokes related to dumbness and stupidity. In US and Europe, that group is the blondes; in India, it is the Sardars; and in Pakistan, it is the Pathans.

It is a painful experience to see our countrymen actively making jokes against Pathans and propagating them everywhere - in real life, through text messages, through emails, through forums, through Facebook and practically everywhere on the internet. Now there are thousands and thousands of jokes everywhere, and this is hurting the feelings of our fellow Pathans.

And that's not all, the people telling these jokes expect that anyone, including the Pathans themselves, should not be offended by those jokes, saying "they're just jokes!"

As you would expect, the Pathans are now hardly taking a stand against these jokes. They have given up against huge number of people telling these jokes, which is a very sad fact.

What we should realize as humans:

We all have our feelings and expect people to take care of them at all times, so isn't it also necessary for us to take care of feelings of others?

Imagine everyone making fun of you through every possible mean; wouldn't that hurt you, make you feel inferior, make you HATE the people telling those jokes?

The jokes regarding Pathans are also doing the same - and it is a moral responsibility to put an end to it.

What we should realize as Muslims:

As Muslims too, we are entitled to respect people of all races and treat them as equals. Islam has laid much stress on manners and respect, and all Muslims are brothers in Islam. As good Muslims, it's our responsibility to not make fun of our fellow Muslims. There are many ayaat and ahadith that teach us to be nice to all the Muslims and the people, e.g.

Abdullah b. Umar said that the Prophet of Allah said:
"The Muslim is he from whose tongue and hand, a Muslim is safe, and the muhajir he who gives up what Allah has prohibited for him." (Bukhari, Muslim)

What we should realize as Pakistanis:
As Pakistanis, we should realize that such jokes are causing serious harm to our unity and strength. We need unity more than ever in our present crisis, yet instead of doing something for our unity, we just make jokes on pathans and shun any efforts of unity! Without unity, our falling nation will fall still further, but united we could help it rise!

If we take a few moments to think about it, we shall see that the Pathans, as good Pakistanis, have done a lot for our nation; and we should respect them for it.


THE ABSOLUTE VERDICT:

The jokes on Pathans have done a lot of damage to our nation. We have kindled hatred in their hearts and have shattered our national unity by baseless racism. It isn't surprising that some Pathans have grown to hate Punjabis and that some even seek separation.

We have to stop now before it's too late.. ! And here's how to do it:

1. Replace hate for love - If you made jokes against Pathans DIRECTLY, you have caused the most damage, so seek out those Pathans and tell them that you've changed and offer them an apology. This would help soften their hearts and create brotherhood again.

2. Stop propagating jokes about Pathans. (If you wanna joke desperately and don't want to waste the joke at any rate, make sure you don't do anymore damage by sending it as a Pathan joke. Just swap the word Pathan for Sardar/Dumb. Also note: We do not encourage any joke against any group, but if asking for complete stoppage hinders the practical application of our message, then we won't feel guilty asking you to use this alternative).

3. Discourage anyone whom you see propagating Pathan jokes, and provide the same awareness to them.

I hope and pray that our nation will once again follow the words of Muhammad Ali Jinnah (12 March, 1958, Dhaka):

"I want that you should not think of yourselves as Sindhi, Balochi, Punjabi, Pathan or Bengali. There's no use in calling ourselves Punjabi, Sindhi or Pathan; we are just Muslims"
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