Elections arena: PPP Six and JUI gets two seats;
Rulling party beggs twenty seats out of thirty two for GBLA

VoH Monitor
GILGIT, Dec. 10: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) According to the media reports, Pakistan Peoples Party has got six and Jamiat-e-Ulemai Islam (F) two respectively on technocrat and woman seats. According to details, the elections for technocrat and Woman seats were held under supevision of Haleem Nawaz, Cheif election Commission Gilgit-Baltistan on Tuesday for Legislative Assembly. According to report, Sadia Danish, Shireen Fatima, Yasmin Nazar and Gul Meera and Jamil Ahmed and Mutabiat Shah has declared successful from Pakistan Peoples Party. Similarly, Moulana Sarwar Shah and Mehnza Wali of Jamiat-e-Ulmai Islam has been declared sucessful in poles. With the completion of these poles on 32 seats, PPP has emerged as the largest party with twenty seats and JUI has begged four thus become the second largest party . While the re-elections for GBLA-17 has been scheduled on 22nd December in Ghizar district.

Rulling party is deceiving people of Gilgit-Baltistan;
failed to deliver promises during last more than two years; PPP should implement reform package completely to ensure regional autonomy: Dr. Rellay

VoH Watch
GILGIT, Dec. 09: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Dr. Muzafar Rellay, former memeber Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly and leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N) has said that the rulling party is deceiving people of the region. He said this while talking a regional Urdu newspaper. He alleged that rulling party has failed to keep its promises that has made with the masses during the elections as the people are not getting what they had expected. He claimed that the rulling party is mere destined to make promises during its tenure. He called on Central leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party to be sincere to implement the self governance reform package to ensure regional autonomy to an extent. Daily K2 (Urdu)

List of candidates finalized for technocrat and woman seats; PPP being largest party to get four woman and two technocrat seats in house
VoH Watch
HUNZA, Dec.7: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) According to the media sources, all political parties including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League (N), Pakistan Muslim League (Q),Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Jamiat-e-Ulemai Islam (F) have filed the finalized list of their respective nominated candidates.
According to sources Pakistan Peoples Party( PPP) being the largest emerging party will get four woman and two technocrat seats against party position.
From Pakistan Peoples Party, Jamil Ahmed and Professor Saleem Ahmed for technocrat, Sadia Danish from Gilgit, Gul Meera from Diamer, Yasmine from Ghizar, Sheerine Fatima from Baltistan; Atiqa Ghazanfar, Hafizur Rehman and Mehnaz Wali from Pakistan Muslim League (N); Amina Ansari and Aslam Adovcate from Pakistan Muslim League (Q); Moulana Sarwar Shah from Jamiat-e-Ulemai Islam (F) are among the finalized in the list of respective nominations.Nevertheless, updates are still unavailable about the nominations from Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM).

Participants walk out of meeting; Next time any meeting will be convened by the formal invitation of DC: Notables
VoH Report
HUNZA, Dec. 06: (Naeem Khan) Notables of Hunza, who were called by Assistan Commissioner, Hunza was mismanaged. According to the details, engineer Zamir Abas, Assistant Commissioner, Hunza called notables of Hunza to discuss pure drinking water facility facility for Central Hunza, here on Saturday. Nevertheless, despite waiting for more than two hours Assistant Commissioner could not managed to attend the meeting. Consequently, the notables walked out of meeting saying any meeting will be attended only if Deputy Commissioner convenes any meeting through a formal letter.

Eid Ghadeer was celebrated with religious fervor; extremely cold weather did not allow illuminations on hills
VOH Report
HUNZA, Dec.06:(Shamsuddin Muhammad) Like other parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, Eid Ghadeer was celebrated with religious fervor by all sects of Shiat faith in Hunza, Nagar and outskirts. Special programmes were aranged to mark the day of Imamat, a Shia doctrone that holds that Hazrat Muhammad, (Peace be upon him) appointed Hazrat Ali (A.S) at 'Ghadir Khumm' to tackle religious matters and lead the Muslim umma.
Eid-e-Ghadir is one of the most important days of delight for Shia Muslims around
the world as that was the day our beloved Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) declared Hazrat Ali's vicegerency at Ghadir e Khumm on his return from his last pilgrimage which is known in history as ‘Hajjat-ul-Wida'. This took place on the 18th of Zil-Hajj, in 632 AC, 3 months before his demise, when the Prophet and his followers were returning from his last pilgrimage. Prophet Muhammad announced that he had received an important revelation from Allah, and made a halt at the pond called Ghadir Khumm. A make-shift dias was erected from sadles, sticks and camel skins and as soon as all the pilgrims were gathered, he acted upon the revelation of Ayah-e Gadhir Khumm. Translation: "O Messenger (Prophet), deliver to the people what has been revealed to you from your Lord and if you do not do so then you will not have delivered His message and Allah will protect you from the people. For God does not guide those who reject Faith." Quran 5:67
The Prophet then declared loudly " Man Kuntu Mowlahu fa haza Aliyun Mowlahu' - 'He of whomever I am the Master-Lord (Mowla), Ali is his Master-Lord (Mowla). Thus, people now take promise to follow the legacy left by Hazrat Ali during their lives.

Deadlock persists on nominations for technocrat and woman seats for GBLA;
No role of independant candidates in process; names of two journalists under consideration for technocrat seat
VoH Report
GILGIT, Dec. 06: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) According to a reliable source the deadlock persists on nomination for technocrat and woman seats for Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly. Pakistan People's party (PPP) which has been emerged as the largest party in recent elections for the house is still in perplexity. The nominations of some people have been rejected on account of either lack of qualification or expertise. Consequently, the matter has been transferred to the consent of central party leadership. The name of two journalists one from Skardu and another from Hunza are under consideration and expected to be announce as successful candidates. On the other hand no independant candidates will play any role for the Gilgit-Baltistan Self Governance Order, 2009 provides that a candidate is subjected to join a registered/ mainstream party three days earlier the notification by the competent authority.

An unknown suicide Bomber named as" from Gilgit BAltistan"
VoH Watch dog
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 06: According to a reliable regional online portal, Federal Capital Police releasing the sketch of suspected suicide attacker on Naval Complex. According to the press press release, the attacker could not speak Urdu and resembles to inhibitants of Gilgit-Baltistan. Hunza Times

Ready to cooperate with any party for public interest; committed to support a party that work for communal harmony and ensure justice; development in telecome, education and health sector among top priority : Syed Raziuddinuddin Razvi
VoH Watch
GILGIT, Dec. 06: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Syed Raziuddinuddin Razvi, Elected candidate for Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly has said that he is ready to cooperate with any party for public interest and committed to support a party that work for communal harmony and ensure justice. Talking to media persons he said that he will support a party which work for the walfare of the people. He said that he will concentrate on development of telecome, education and health sector as top priority

Violation of party discipline, membership of
Muhammad Shifa and Muhammad Tariq of PPP Central Executive Committee cancelled
Voice of Hunza
GILGIT, Dec. 05: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Membership of two members Muhammad Shifa and Muhammad Tariq of Central Executive Committee of Pakistan Peoples Party has been cancelled on charges of violation of party discipline. Similarly, Kalb Ali, the president of Pakistan Peoples Party, Hunza-Nagar chapter has been expelled for the same reason. This was announced by the Provincial President Syed Mehdi Shah in his speech at Peoples' Secrateriate during an anniversary of the party here in Gilgit.

0.072m children received polio drops in Baltistan
Three days drive ended with acheivement of target
VoH Report
SKARDU, Dec. 04: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Health department under its three-day drive managed to reach 0.072 million children. According to Health department sources, about seventy two thousand children received polio drops and Vitamin A in the district of Ghanche and Skardu. 54,000 children were given polio drops with the help of 220 mobile teams under seventeen zonal supervisors, five tehsil and seventeen field assistants in Skardu region.

Abdul Hamid Khan joins PPP
VoH Report
ASTORE, Dec. 04: (Pervez Amin) Abdul Hamid Khan,a successful independant candidate from constituency number one of GBLA-13, Astore has formally annouced to join Pakistan Peoples Party. This was announced by Chaudhary Manzoor Ahmed, incharge PPP cell Gilgit-Baltistan during a press conference. He also said that having dozen of seats, the party wants to form coalition government for larger interest.

Prices of petrolium products increased by 3%; OGRA increases prices fourth time during a year; gift to the people following Eid celebrations
VoH Report
ISLAMABAD, Nov.02:(Shamsuddin Muhammad) Oil and Gas Regularity authority with approval of proposal has increased the prices of petroleum products in effect from Dec.01 onwards.

OGRA was given authority to review the prices of petroleum products that brought its impacts with in couple of days in term of increase in prices.

From 1981 to 2009 about 2,500,000 (2.5 million) people died of HIV-Aids claims international reports
VoH Report
HUNZA, Dec. 02: (Shamsuddin Muhammad)Like the other parts of the world, HIV-Aids prevention day is celebrated in the region. Concerned departments are expected to hold special programmes if the climate allows to mark the day . According to international reports about 2.5 million people have died of HIV-Aids virus.

Govt should bestow a techocrat seat for Diamer: Noor Muhammad
VoH Monitor
CHILAS, Nov.Dec.01: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Noor Muhammad, ex-president Peoples Youth Organization has called upon central party leadership to ensure representation of Diamer on technocrat seat in Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly. In a press statemen he said that a techocrat seat will give feeling of balanced strategy of party. "The failure of party candidates in constituency will create problems in addressing their issues in the Assembly.

Nazir Sabir recieves green singnal for the Governorship; Wazir to Speaker of assembly, decision following the Eid celebrations
VoH Monitor
HUNZA, Dec. 01: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Nazir Sabir, a renown climber and former member of Legislative Council has received a green signal for the position of newly elected assembly under the Self Governance Reform Package by the PPP led government with some major changes in the existing assembly. The sources, told VoH that Nazir Sabir will be appointed as governor and Wazir Speaker of house to pacify the demands of the people of the region. Yet, the situaion is expected to be clear with in couple of days ahead.

Victory is certain if govt abstain intervention; demand of rights of people the sole agenda says Nawaz Khan Naji
VoH Report
GHIZAR, Dec. 01: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Traitors are the master of the assembly and it is necessary to hinder their way. These views have been expressed by Nawaz Khan Naji, Chairman Balawaristan National Front, popular nationalist leader and candidate from the constituency number one of LA-19, Ghizar district in a press statement. He claimed that the new self governance package was a presidential order and will hardly benefit masses except those have influence adding his party will make efforts to convert it into an interim constitutional order supported with a Kashmir like set up with proper institutions coupled with complete regional autonomy. Regarding his position in the poles, he said that he has lead on others for the youth and well aware masses are running his election compaigns.

Black marketing and smuggling of flour on rise in Hunza; special electric facility against the interest of masses: Ejaz Ali Khan
VoH Report
HUNZA, Dec. 01: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Ejaz Ali Khan, president People's Youth Organization Hunza-Nagar chapter has said that black marketing and smuggling of flour is on rise and special electric connections are against the interest of masses of Hunza. He stated this while talking to Voice of Hunza. He said that PYO is planning raids to hider this practice. " People, who hardly gets a bag of flour in a month will destined to starve due to such practices of smuggling are not hindered," he added. He demanded the local administration to intervene the situation to save the masses from the evils of devils.

Poles for constituency one of GBLA-19 on Deceber 22; election was postponed due to sudden demise of the MQM candidate
VoH Monitor

GHIZAR, Dec. 01: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Election Commission Gilgit-Baltistan has annouced the schedule of poles for the constituency one of LA-19 on December 22, 2009. The poles will be reconducted on account of sudden demise of Sher Bahadur, ticket holder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement ahead of couple of days in the Ghizar district.

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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.
We vow to bring fore the issues of common man at grass root level, strive to highlight irregularities in government sector and flaws in public policy and finance in a democratic way. We shall continue to give our opinion on issues of importance and determine to prove a viable platform to have a positive role for public welfare, inter-communal harmony, integrity and social justice.
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.