Heartiest greetings and Happy Independance day to all dwellers of the Gilgit-Baltistan

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Hunza, Nov. 01: On the occasion of this auspicious day, we the team of Voice of Hunza say our heartiest greetings and Happy Independance day to all dwellers of the Gilgit-Baltistan. And we want to pay our due tribute to those all who laid their lives for this noble cause.

Nationalists were detained ahead of independance day in Gilgit
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GILGIT, Nov. 01:(Shamsuddin Muhammamad) About dozens of nationalist party activists have been reported arrested on the eve of independance day celebration in Gilgit city.Details provided by reliable sources activists of KNM: Farooq Ahmed , Javed Iqbal, Akber Khan; of Balor Labour Party: Amanullah, Wajahat and Nadir shah including many activists and leaders of other parties by local administration to avoid any agitation on the independance day.


Ustad Kalb-e-Ali leads a regrous electon compaign
VOH Watch
HUNZA, ALIABAD, November 01: Ustad Kalb-e-Ali, an independent candidate for LA-6 initiate a regorous compaign to convince people of his vecinity. A huge rally comprised of more than 82 vehicles and about 50 moter bykes passed by Hunza to enter upper Nagar area to stage a gathering. It is believed tha he will give a tough time to other contanders including
Mirza Hussain of PML(Q).


Strong opposition of Gojal youth,

Noor Muhammad returns with loose heart

VoH Monitoring Desk
BY:Shamsuddin Mummamad
GULMIT,GOJAL, Oct.31: Noor Muhammamad, a candidate of All Hunza Action Committee (AHAC) who has been on his election compaigns had a scheduled visit to Gojal to convince for vote. Yet, today's incident shows the circumstances prove unfavourable for him. Accompanied by many figures in his support he arrived at Gulmit, the Gojal's headquarter in afternoon. He was unable to attract a large number of people for the procession. As Noor Muhammad started his speech, a group of youngsters chanted slogans against him and the party.He choosed to stop his sppeech and and wrap up the public meeting immediately. Nevertheless, he said that he is planning a remarkable political gathering of All Hunza Action Committee (AHAC) shortly in Gulmit to show his strength ahead poles.


Ghulam Abbas joins MQM in Gojal

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GULMIT, October 31: (Shamsuddin Mummamad) According to some reliable source, Ghulam Abbas, who failed earlier to get ticket from PPP announced quitting his Pakistan Poeple party and joined Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), withdrew in favor of Kamil Jan infront of a lagrge gathering of people of Gojal valley.
Sources say that it will benefit Kamil jan who has succeeded to break many people including veterans of many federalist parties including PPP and PML (Qa) and Nawaz. Kamil Jan has beloud favourable response of the people towards Mutahida Qaumi Movement. Talking to media he said, "irrespective of whether or not he wins the polls, he will servethe region as a son of the soil". He asserted that the party has check and balance system that makes one answerable to his voters and to his party leadership". He said that he in favour of demand for three seats for Hunza. Pointing to difficulties faced by students of the region in obtaining admissions in different educational institutions he said that his party will help ensure that no discriminatory policies are formulated against the students of Area.


Free trade zone among the fourteen points manifesto of MQM

Demands public representation in national assembly and Senate;
establishment and upgradation of educational institutions, betterment in basic health
facilities; new power projects in Hunza
VoH Monitoring desk
Hunza, October 29: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced a fourteen point based manifesto for the upcoming election of ilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly in a public gathering in a local hotel here at Karimabad, Hunza on Wednesday evening. The speakers wereamong Sufian Yousuf, Abdul Khaliq Balooch and Abid Zaiidi of Provincial Coordination Committee. Prioritizing education as one of the most important part of the manifesto, it has demanded establishment and upgradation of both existing and new institutions in the region. Similarly, in both health and energy sector, MQM announced to establish new health facilities and power projects in Hunza. These points include:
  1. representation of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan in National Assembly and Senate
  2. up-gradation of Hunza subdivision to District
  3. two additional seats for Hunza in GBLA
  4. Prioritising announced to upgrade F.G Upgradation of degree College
  5. Upgradation of Aliabad to Engineering College
  6. Upgrading F.G Girls inter college Karimabad to Degree College
  7. Establishment of Inter College in Gojal
  8. Establishment of Cadet College in Shinaki
  9. increment in qouta for the students of Gilgit-Baltistan in educationalistitutions across the contry
  10. Establishment of Agro-technical college in Hunza
  11. Establishment of a 20-bed hospital in Gojal
  12. Establishment of new power station
  13. supply of subsidised LPG gas
  14. To declare Hunza as free trade zone in trade sector
On party level an advisory comprised of board of educated youth and notables was proposed to address issues of youth. Speaking to the gathering, Sufian Yousuf, an MPA from F.B. Area, Karachi claimed that MQM is the only platform for the poor people of Gilgit-Baltistan to raise their voices against the oppressions in both houses. He said our manifesto seeks ‘Empowerment for all’ and it struggles for about 98% population of the country. He announced for planning the institutional mechanisms of the party in Hunza soon after the election. While Abid Zaidi, member provincial coordination committee comparing sufferigns of Urdu speaking thinicity with the people of Gilgit-Baltistan said that MQM will provide the platform to address all major issues. Abdul Kahliq Balooch vowed to back the efforts of Kamil Jan in Hunza.Kamil Jan, the candidate of MQM from Hunza criticised former representatives saying he is going to contest the election with a mission to serve the people. “Having no educational qualification, my honest struggle taught me a lot to lead the people and serve them”, he further added. He rejected the allegations of pouring huge money to attract voters saying no one is so poor to sell his will.
On the other hand Neeknam Karim of PPP announced formally to join MQM for he thinks it a more appropriate platform to adress issues of area. He alleged party leadership for expliotation of merit and inefficiencies with in the party. The domestic resultant furstration cuased by poor performance of federal parties have left no place to join new parties to voice against injustices with the region. Nevertheless, it has been observed that politics was a dirty game and has had least consideration for poor as seasonal birds in past have shown by appearing in elections only and disappear from the people.


Sincere leadership is the need of hour, Visaless access of Hunzais top priority; Hunza to be made commercial hub by making it free trade zone
says: Raja Shehbaz Khan

VOH Monitor

HUNZA, Hyderabad, October 27: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Raja Shehbaz Khan, an independant candidate for LA-6 in comming elections has said that the sincere leadership to address issues of the region is need of the hour. He was addressing to a public gathering followed by inuagration of electio compaign office at Hyderabad.He criticised government for for its baised policies saying we have been neglecting and descriminating people of Hunza in government jobs depite having better and relevant qualifications for many decades. we have not even a single assistant commission in the whole region. " I am not like one who gets hotter for some time and loose the courage; I will stand for additional representation, increment in qouta and visa free access of people of Hunza to China with mere Computerized national identity card. He said that he is going to sign an agreement to a Chinese firm to establish an internationally bound trade centre in Hunza proper that will in turn generate employment for the youth of the region." I shall try to bring experts along with modernequipments with the consent of the people to unearth the precious minerals from our mountains that will indirectly play a role in well being of the people ", he added.


Traiters will lose the poles: says Noor Muhammad
Voice of Hunza Watch
GILGIT, Oct.26: Noor Muhammad, candidate of All Hunza Action Committee (AHAC) has said that triters will lose the opportunity in comming elections. Talking to media persons he said that all federalist Parties have proved complete failure and were confined to their own interests. He said that people of Hunza will vote him to teach the lesson to those who hood winked them in past. He warned government if it use tactics to rig the pols of harsh consequences.


Peple should support a rationale leader who has left every thing for them:
Mir Ghazanfar Ali

Well educated leadership can only cope future challenges: Prince Shehar Yar Khan
VOH Monitor
HUNZA,HYDERABAD, Oct. 24: Prince Sheharyar Khan, son of former Chief Executive Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan and the candidate contesting for upcoming elections with the ticket of Muslim League Nawaz has said that only well educated and rationale leadership can bring the nation out of troubles and sufferings. Shehar Yar Khan who has geared up his election compaigns reached Khurukushal in a form of a rally. Addressing followed by inauguration of compaing office at famous Titanic Hotle spot accompanied by his father Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan and Rani Atiqa, he said that I have entered the field to struggle for the rights of the people of Hunza. "I am proud of bieng a Hunzai who have an inspirational historical back ground in the region", he added. He said that today due to unemployment, hundreds of youth are without jobs; that created depression and sense of deprivation." A comprehensive work is underway to address the issues the people on priority basis, he added. Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan and Rani Atiqa called on the people to support him as he is well educated who left his job, has parliamentary experience and keen to serve people of this region. Mr. Ghazanfar said, Prince Shehar Yar was intellegent and had a political mind we hope that the people of Hunza would elect him with a huge margin of votes. He confidently asserted that was a suitable candidate for the position of regional governor of the region and considered him self betterly experienced person with the highest rank as Chief Executive in past. He further said that he won more than eight times and served in capacity of as member and higher levels adding he has had better relations both with bearocracy and political figures that made every task for him possible. He rejected the allegations that he has had created obstacles in their projects and funds and said to ask them even meet a deputy commissioner with out my recommendation. " There was never a scandal against him and involved in corruption and equally respected by all sects being a neutral person in the region", he added. He also said that there was a need of constituences in Hunza, Ghizar, Diamar and Shiger.


Rehmatullah accorded a warm welcome
VOH watch
HUNZA,HYDERABAD, Oct. 24: A warm reception was accorded to Rehmat Ullah, a contestant in upcomming election from ward six at Khurukushal Hyderabad on Saturday evening. Rehmat ullah who is on his election comapaign visited to inaugurate election compaign office in the presence of hundreds of supporters at famous Titanic hotel hotel here at Hyderabad. He was accompanied by Mr. Salman Arif, former chairman district council was warmly received by the people when at 3:40 PM. Addressing to a large gathering he promised to deliver many projects ranging from sanitation to health and education. He also announced Rs. 50,000 as a grant for the construction and expansion of central Jamat Khana.


Wazir Baig vows to adhere his commitment to diliver multi projects
VOH Watch
HUNZA,HYDERABAD,Oct.24:(Shamsuddin Muhammad) Wazir Baig, candidate from Pakistan People's Party (PPP) while addressing following inauguration of compaign office asserted that despite his will to nominate any young person, the respective committee has trusted him again to contest the election. He said that it is beauty of democracy that today different candidates are contesting elections from different parties. He said," I am pleased to see that our new generation has got more political awarness evident from their inception into the struggle for the rights of the region through participating in elections." He promised the people of Hyderabad to deliver many projects to this area that has been left backward for unseen reasons. He ensured the people to establish a Basic Heal Unit (BHU) if he win the elction, immidiately. He reiterated to adhere with the slogans of his party to deliver Roti, Kapra and Makaan and vowed to deliver new projects for the area. Answering to a question that candidates from both Karimabad and Aliabad have already won elections many times in past but not a single has nominated so far to contest elections thus sandwitched the area without any remarkable development except few link roads and educational institutions with the help of NGOs he said that he will focus his attention on Hyderabad if he wins the election in days to come. He urged the people to know the worth of their vote and cast it for the right one whether that is he or some one, an individual who can deliver.


Political Activities gain momentum in Hunza
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HUNZA,HYDERABAD, Oct.23: (Shamsuddin Muhammad)Like the other parts of Gilgit Baltistan, political activities have gain momentum in different areas of Hunza namely Karimabad, Hyderabad, Altit, Shiskat, Aliabad, Hasanabad, Murtazaabad, Gulmit, Nasirabad, Hussainabad, Mayone, Khyber, Sost, Misgar and other areas of Gojal. Candidates contesting election from different political parties have started their election compaigns to convince poeple for respective support. One of the vital difference in current and the past elections is presence of more than a dozen of candidates, though many seasonal birds with different party backgrounds is confusing people to whom they should vote for.

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The blog aims to disseminate the accurate regional information without consideration of race, color, ethnicity, religion and ideology to the valuable readers across the globe. We promise to abide with the moral and professional ethics of citizen journalism through this medium of communication. The voiceless masses of this one of the most beautiful places on earth, situated in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan experience hard times due to continuous natural and man made disasters which have left them at surviving stage. Shortly speaking, in a short span of time, Hunza valley has embraces a steady socio-economic and ecological development making it self an authentic book to read about or take a model for rest of far flung valleys bordering Chines Sinkiang province in the extreme north of the country. The haphazard material development in this comparatively small area has also served to create various socio-economic and ethical problems which ultimately served to shake the fabrics of very roots and foundations of culture and civility among dwellers. On geo-political front, analysts find a very little say of a common man in the major decisions related to regional socio-economic development, violation of meritocracy by mafias in political parties, pressure groups which safe guard their own interests, a unbridled bureaucracy, corrupt regimes that patronizing nepotism or favoritism and who wield powers in Gilgit, the main hub and capital of Gilgit-Baltistan. Rapid increase in expenditures ranging from general commodity price hikes to transportation has left no option or time for people to think on other issues.
The so called Economic-Recession, unequal distribution of wealth, concentration of opportunities towards certain beings, lack of social responsiveness and transparency in government sector and no check and balance on private sector has brought its ugly implication in terms of high unemployment, depression among the youngsters, anxiety and hatred towards system of governance.
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Amid such a situation when even the survival of country is on stake and is defamed due to continual terrorist incidents throughout the our county, we may pray for a peaceful and prosperous future of the nation. May Lord save the peaceful Gilgit-Baltistan region from the evil designs of devils in human form.

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The blog is a venture with exclusive news updates, unbiased analysis and opinion on historical, cultural, ecological, socio-economic, geopolitical and administrative issues and events occurring in country in general and the region particular. It would serve as a portfolio of credible information retained first hand from own and secondary reliable electronic and print media sources and aspire to become a powerful voice for a common man. We are committed to adhere with the professional ethics of citizen journalism, a new trend to shackle the chains of excessive curb over dissemination of reality either for any cause in the name of so-called sensor, with maximum possible accuracy and least deviation while delivering information to show the real side of picture of events so that our valuable readers will have an alternative portal to know what developments are going on various levels, particularly backward areas like that of Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan, Azad Jamu and Kahsmir, Tribal areas etc., across the country. One can easily discern a great social change in terms of attitudes, perceptions both in individual and society; values and reaction to the variables in daily life patterns among the dwellers of the comparatively backwards areas like Gilgit-Baltistan, a deprived region of its fundamental rights for more than six decades of its liberation from colonial yolk. In a quest to voice over issues of vital importance, keeping closer to circle of concern, Hunza, a name famous for its beauty and rich cultural heritage has been selected to represent as a case to further the cause and issues of the rest of the region. Virtually, the region especially Hunza-Nagar retained a rapid development with a short span of time after remaining isolated for centuries to out side world. The blog also aims focus largely to identify core areas from on bottom or grass root level to the top. Keeping due consideration of inter-religious harmony, tolerance, respecting pluralism, diversity, mutual respect, democracy, equal opportunity and other aspects of human rights and professional values of journalism, the blog will serve as a binding force and medium of voice of the voiceless people of the area with reference to Gilgit-Baltistan region.

The idea of creation of this blog came into my mind during a visit after spending few years of career at Karachi, capital of Southern province to the region. While traveling from south pole of the country to north, I experienced many new changes nearly in all aspects of life explicit in urban areas and implicit in rural belts: people have opted to modern technology, availed faster means of communication; task centered behavior, selfishness, following short-cuts, chase of wealth and more opportunities in their career and many more that made their lives much more easier but crazier than before. Nevertheless, the scene suddenly turned bit dim when I entered the region of Gilgit-Baltistan. I could not believe my eyes that this was the Gilgit I saw four years ago. Many things, except the faces were utterly unchanged formats primitive outlook. The Chinese bridge that linked Danyore and Gilgit and a main source of transportation was no more. Few people told me that few journalists have lost their lives in lethal road accident due to lack of arrangements on part of concerned authority to avoid the incident. Karakorum High Way (KKH), one of the highest truck able route and so-called eighth wonder in the world is under construction and many places portray nothing but a passage through a rough stony pasture. It took nearly twenty four hours from Rawalpindi to reach after an exhaustive journey to Hunza, my home town, compared to nineteen hours in past. The scenario seemed worse in Hunza, my home town which remained unchanged for last four years except a drastic decline in standard of living of more than fifty percent of the population. One may think that people have replaced muddy homes with cement ones but that are not the real yardstick of measurement of both mental and material development. Infrastructure, fixtures, telecommunication systems were largely depreciated to their estimated life coupled with inappropriate number of personnel required in educational, administrative and health institutions. The so-called economic meltdown that started from American giant Leman soon took the world into its tyrant claws, shaking many stable economies of the world including the rural areas of developing states- a big example of negligence and subjugation by the rulers of respective countries where people live not above the level of animals. Apart from the allegations on policy makers of industrialized nations having economic interest only, the poor, irrational, incompetent, self-centered and corrupt leadership in Pakistan like other third world countries where immature economies spends it larger portion of budget expenditure on defense could not resist the negative consequences of economic crisis in terms of high rate of unemployment, recession, right or down sizing, price hikes, violation of consumer rights and so on. Hunza-Nagar, like other parts of Gilgit-Baltistan was no exception. The smiling faces that greeted us once warmly few years ago turned unhappy for the crisis brought its ugly implication on the daily life pattern of an individual thus sucking down the unique attributes of population: courtesy, generosity and hospitality. Having a so-called high rate of literacy in the country unfortunately, the region is facing many problems ranging from health to drinking water and energy sector. To many, it was because of lack of geo-political awareness and excessive tendency towards NGO culture where people little bother to beg their rights from the states besides emphasis on duties. Historical chronicles vindicate that the region remained in isolation for many centuries due to a specific location and lack of access to out side world. Many dynasties ruled the area that hardly accepted change in a traditionally sophisticated feudal based society. The wheel of transition continued to move and finally the area got librated through a mutiny with the help of indigenous population from the clutches of Dogra subjugation. Later, the area was affiliated with Pakistan vide a secret treaty called Karachi Treatise as defacto part, unconditionally. Gilgit-Baltistan region got on real terms an impetus to grow from zero level with the visit of three icons of development: Aga Khan, President Ayub Khan and Z.A.Bhutto- a historic event of its nature with long standing implications on live of the people of the region.The area could hardly observed any impulse for more than half dozen years of affiliation with Pakistan when Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan (3rd) first time introduced Diamond Jubilee Schools network during mid fifties in the region. A real phase of development gain impetus when Shah Karim Alhusaini, Aga Khan (fourth) stepped in the region, a population with miserable conditions in 1960. He initiated many new projects in different aspect of life, strengthening the existing educational network under the umbrella of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for the betterment and uplift standard of living of masses lived under poverty line. Aga Khan Development Network in collaboration with donor agencies, with a view to bring social change from grass roots level, initiated rural support programme and other services for less-privileged societies in the region. In simple words, initial projects were stretched to new areas under AKDN umbrella ranging from self-entrepreneurship to planning and building services. These development programmes served a catalyst for a common man who, earlier was confine to a certain limit where facilities and perks were confined to a specific creed, definitely a big change in society led to process of decline of so-called nobility. By, 1974, Z.A.Bhutto, chief of Pakistan Peoples Party and his cabinet undertook a disintegrated country following the fall of Dhaka, albeit eliminating princely status of numerous states gave them democratic structures, initiated socio-economic, political and administrative reforms in civil services cadres under 1973 constitution of Pakistan. These reforms opened a path for further reforms in tribal and affiliated princely states, mostly in mountain regions. Elders assert, by 1976, when Bhutto abolished the princely status of the units and replaced the princely flag with that of the country declared region formally its de-fecto part. The new development allowed for the first time a limited right of franchise and representation in a parallel council governed from capital. He in collaboration with international donor agencies like UNICEF and World Food Programme helped ensure provision of basic necessities like food to indigenous population still in poor conditions. He gave word to poor and enables to build his destiny. The facility fell a prey of Zia-ul-Haq who abolished the programme to benefit his favorite breed. He altered such programmes to facilitate Mujahideen busy fighting Afghan war against Soviet invasion on behalf of American assistance. By, 1988, before the withdrawal of USSR, Zia regime played a dirty game: as an integral strategy to get parallel success, he supported a breed of militants to eliminate all those against his faith in Gilgit-Baltistan. Unfortunately, the indigenous people could not understand his nefarious designs under the veil of religion that had to sustain his regime using divide and rule tactic and nothing to do with public welfare fell a prey of communal discord. Thousands of innocent people were brutally killed without a reason from both sides and this in turn sowed the seeds of sectarianism thus introducing a Kalashnikov culture in this region. On country’s political front, frequent interventions of military in politics in the wake of undemocratic moves of leadership, double standard attitude of bureaucracy and excessive influence of establishment forces harmed political evolution during last sixty two years of country's history. A finest dictatorship is considered worse than a worse democracy for it largely overlook the opinion of masses. The undemocratic regimes since 1952 onwards in general and during dictators’ regimes left people with no option but to support immature, corrupt and unable leadership confined to their self interests coupled with narrow vision. On global front, with the withdrawal of USSR from Afghanistan, American administration started to shift its strategy of dependency and support for Pakistan especially that to check movement and expansion of communist philosophy, an anxiety among the then US policy planners. Political front once again passed through a new change in 1999 when military took over in October 1999. Numerous Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), both national and international rapport delivered remarkable work since 1990s to 2004 in many sectors like education, health, cultural preservation, design and building.

History repeated itself, but in a new form under different circumstances after cold war, when terrorists attacked twin towers of World Trade Centre, an icon of prestige and glory of America killing thousands of innocent people as a response to US policies inviting a fresh hostility between US and Islamist groups or in other words initiated an open conflict between two countering forces. To some, hidden forces worked behind the incident: Muslims thought it was a Judaist elements while to Europe and US a strike of Islamist elements; even the then Bush administration alleged Islamist groups behind this nefarious act to initiate an open armed struggle to defy its policies and interests. The September 11 incident served a cause to create sufferings for the Muslim communities residing in America and Europe. Being a sponsoring source of Jihadist elements, Pakistan was in real trouble as it was asked either ally the US or ready to go into stone age. Consequently, Pervez Musharraf took U-turn in state policy against billions of dollars as assistance. Once again, US dependency on Pakistan after Afghan war, in an endless war against an invisible enemy in terms of Osama started, leading farmer to think to gain control over natural resources in Afghanistan and Central Asian states. As a state, Pakistan endured many hardships, mostly from inside elements, Majority of our political leadership, for instance is largely nurtured under the aegis of military establishments and always ready to achieve their own interest lest it comes to compromise on national matters, evident from the successive overthrowing of representative regimes. They could not deliver any remarkable to uplift the standard of living of a common man except false promises. It was the Musharraf regime which can be given credit for many reasons: allowed a national government to complete its five year tenure, introduced local government systems for dicentralization of power though a move to by pass the then political and administrative forces like his predecessors military dictators to bolster one man show. Apart from few of blunders in terms of killing of Akbar Bugti, subjugation of judiciary, appointment of army on service and retired personnel in institutions offering higher education, other key positions in major public organiztions and using force as a decisive force instead of dialogue his regime can be recalled for many things during last eight years. He was the first who put hand on non-state actors, brought changes in status of deprived regions like Gilgit-Baltistan bringing reforms and took initiatives to improve education and health facilities. He gave us an International University, increased woman representation, empowered Northern Light Infantry, established N.A scouts and notified Hunza-Nagar district and many more. Yet, at the same time on mass level, despite many accomplishments, it failed to address the real issues of poor. Giant fishes got most and poor further got depressed as the regime greatly revolved around the interests of Chaurdhries and lords. December 2007, shall be remembered a black day when Benazir Bhutto, a female leader of international repute was assassinated at the same place where one of the most famous Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan as killed. Country fell into chaos and observed an extreme internal and internal threat to her existence second time after 1971. Good heaven, the situation soon normalized. With the dawn of democracy, based on Benazir Bhutto's sacrifice has brought a hope of change of image of the country in global economy. PPP led contemporary government has given a new Self Governance Reforms Package 2009 ahead of poles to empower the assembly to legislate on various subjects not allowed in past and choose their own Chief Minister unanimously with the consent of Prime Minister, the head of set up-a good initiative after Z.A Bhutto's compassions for the region. The package has opened a door for more autonomy resembles to that of Azad Kashmir. Though, there are many flaws in the package yet, it will serve to reduce feeling of deprivation among the masses.

There is another side of the picture that the poor performance in many of the departments in government sector during last two years has raised many questions in our mind regarding its capability to cope the challenges that the country faces internally and externally. Public welfare, security from internal and external aggressions and provision of basic necessities to the citizens is the fundamental responsibilities of modern states. Yet, more focus on external threats under security syndrome has left the country nothing but to expend on defense-thus neglecting other sectors like education, strategic personnel planning, health, trade and industry and exploitation of natural resources to strengthen our economy. As for as the private sector especially the NGOs are concerned, the are now confine to reporting to get funds, roam and measure the length of roads in their luxury vehicles. Now it depends on flow of events that will decide the future course of history.

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I am social person with a tendency towards learning knowledge that will balance the material world and the hereafter, a legacy obtained from the family. I earned my MA (General History with specialization in Modern History) and M.A.S (Master of Administrative siences with speciliazation in HRM) both from University of Karachi in 2005 and 2007 respectively, am fond of social work and public welfare. The blog focuses on social change caused by socio- economic and geo-political impulse in the country in general and the region particular.