Man of the week
MR. Farman chee is a special person with special hidden qualities. He is one of the most fashionable person who used to change his clothes within few hours.

BNF calls for re-election in the constituency;suspension of DC and SP demanded
VOH Watch
GAHKUCH, Dec.24: According to a private news channel, Balawaristan National Front has alleged rulling party for rigging and involvement in murder of a young activist in yesterdays roits. Adressing a public gathering in Japukai village, Nawaz Khan Naji accused rulling party of power misuse and involvement in violence saying both governor ans Chief minister should resign from their positions. Speaking to a press conference, later, he demanded the suspension Muhammad Abass,deputy commissioner Ghizer and police authorities.

Peace walk ended with laurels; Rumi brothers first reached Benzair tomb and then Jinhah mausoleum VoH Monitor
KARACHI, Dec.24: According to a regional portal, sghar and Ejaz Rumi, two young peace activists belonging to the Gojal Valley of Hunza – Nagar district, have reached Karachi today. They walked for peace through Gilgit – Baltistan, NWFP, Islamabad, Punjab and Sindh, covering over 2, 012 kilometers (1250 miles) of distance in a span of 76 days, havinvg started at the 16600 feet high Khunjrav National Park, located at Pak – China border. They will be received by the government of Sindh and different Karachi based organizations of Gilgit – Baltistan tomorrow at Mazar-e-Quaid. The peace walkers placed two stones picked from the Khunjrav National Park at Mazar of Pakistan’s founder, as a token of remembrance.They covered 2012 KMs of distance, having started at the 16600 feet high Khunjrav National Park, located in Gojal Valley. High dignitaries of the government are expected to be present during the ceremony. The Khunjrav – Karachi Peace Walk ended yesterday at the Mazar-e-Quaid. The ending ceremony was attended by hundreds of residents of Gilgit – Baltistan living in Karachi, representatives of civil society and the leaders of Pakistan People Party, including deputy speaker of Sindh Assembly, Shehla Raza, Rashid Rabbani, Waqar Mehdi and Saeed Ghani. Representatives of different regional organizations and local elders also attended the ending ceremony in large numbers.Speaking at the occasion Shehla Raza said that the courageous move of the two youngsters belonging to GB reflects willingness of the youth of Pakistan to promote and practice peace. She paid rich tributes to the determination of Asghar Ali Rumi and Ejaz Rumi, Pamir times reports.
Appointment of a local governor likely in December; people of G.B given mendate, legitimate to rule, Gilgit-Baltistan got provincial status under new reform package: Mehdi Shah
VoH Monitor
ISLAMABAD,Dec.23: (APP) Syed Mehdi Shah, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan has said that the appointment of new governor is likely December, 2009.He said that people of the region have given our party a chance to address their issues through heavy mandate during recent poles. He claimed that, the newly appointed governor would be from Gilgit-Baltistan. He said that Jamiat-e-ullemai Islam (F) is the ally of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) adding the party has had good relation ship with other parties even in hard times. " Despite the largest party PPP will form coalition government", he added. He was talking to journalists along with Chaudhary Manzoor Ahmed, incharge election Gilgit-Balatistan at Peoples secreteriat Islamabad. He claimed that PPP gives its workers honour. A day earlier, he claimed that Gilgit-Baltistan was given provincial status under new reform package, 2009.

Gilgit-Baltistan CM calls on Nayyer Bokhari
VoH Monitoring Desk
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 23: Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah called on Leader of the House in the Senate, Senator Nayyer Bokhari at the Parliament House on Tuesday. Bokhari congratulated him on the establishment of the Gilgit-Baltistan democratic government and they discussed bilateral issues. Bokhari said the victory of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) in the Gilgit-Baltistan elections proves that PPP is a national party, with a huge vote bank all over the country. He said that our leader Benazir Bhutto Shaheed is the symbol of the federation and we are following in her footsteps. The democratic government in Gilgit-Baltistan is the result of the political vision of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, who gave the legal framework to the Northern Areas in 1994.Mehdi Shah said the democratic government of PPP would do its best to fulfil the mission of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto by giving the people of Gilgit-Baltistan their democratic rights. Dailytimes

Pir Karam Ali Shah wins poles in LA-19; Nawaz Khan Naji runner up; roits broke out in Sher Qilla; at least one killed and many injured;
protestors blocked Ghizar-Chitral road to record protest
VoH Watch
GAHKUCH, Dec.23: (Sherbaz Khan) According to unofficial results, Pir Karam Ali Shah, candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party was declared as winner in the poles in constituency one of GBLA-19.While, Mr.Nawaz Naji of Balawaristan National Front has been declared as runner up. Pir Karam Ali Shah got 5524 while his rival could beg 5240 votes . The Polling on 46 stations started at 8:00 AM and continued till 4:00 pm. About 12 polling stations were declared sensitive where police and armed personnel were deployed to tackle the situation. The roits were reported following the poles in Sher Qilla, the home town of supreme leader, Balawaristan national front. The police and rangers opened fired on protestors killing at least one person, leaving many injured. Later, protesters torched a police van and pelted with stones the security officials on duty. According to a witness, police and armed forces opened fire on supporters of Nawaz Khan Naji protesting against unofficial results and allegation of rigging. On the other hand, angry protestors blocked Ghizar-Chitral road to record protest against killing of 17 year old Zubair Khan. Markets remained closed in many areas against the carnage. Nawaz Khan Naji and his supporters alleged PPP for starting roits.

HRSO to hold one-day debate on safe driking water issue
VoH Report
HUNZA, Hyderabad, Dec.22: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) Hyderabad Rural Support Program (HRSO) is going to hold a debate session on Thursday, December 24, 2009, at Hunza Embassy hotel, here at Karimabad. The session will start at 11:30 AM and Chief Secretary and Secretary planning are expected to inuagurate the program. HRSO is playing an active Local Support Organiztion (LSO) under the umbrella of AKRSP at union council level. As an initial step, HRSO has decided to invite high officials including Babar Yaqoob Fatah, Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan to Hunza to appraise him about the ground realities related to safe drinking water and its remedial measures through a comprehensive debate in order to discuss the issue democratically and to find a solution easily.

Strike against the increase in petroleum prices, transport remained partially suspended; passengers faces difficulty
VoH Report
Gilgit, Dec.22: Transporters on Monday, went of strike against the 20 percent increase in petroluem products. According to sources, Local administration allowed transporters nine percent increase in travel charges or fares. Yet, assocaition of transporters Gilgit-Baltistan on account of failure of demanded of equal increase in fare resulted in strike call. Transport reamained partially suspended both to inter city and outskirts. The transport union Gilgit-Baltistan vowed to continue if the authorities fail to address their demands through increase in fares.
A partial transport was available to different vicinities: Danyore, Jutial and outskirts and students and employees reached their offices late.
Lack of a proper authority has left the masses, especially communters in a pretty bad condition.

A boy commits suicide in Ghizer ; another case within a week in valley

VoH Monitor

GAHKUCH, Dec. 22:(Aslam Shah) According to media reports a youngster committed suicide few days ago in the Ghizer valley of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Himayat Wali, Son of Faiz Khan, 14 years old was student of and found dead hanging nearby a cattle house.With in a time span of a week two students has committed suicide over unknown reasons. Public circles have called on authorities of diagnose the root causes of such tendencies.

Sanction-144 imposed in Gilgit-Baltistan; dual-ride on bikes prohibited;

VoH Monitor

GILGIT, Dec. 21: (Shamsuddin Muhammad) According to a regional Urdu daily, Local administration Gilgit-Baltistan has imposed Sanction-144 in Gilgit-Baltistan region to avoid any mishap during holy month of Muharram and prohibited dual ride on bikes in the limits of the both cities in effect December 20 to next twenty days. The health ministry has established emergency control room in major hospitals and blood banks to handle the situation effectively in the region. A meeting presided by secretary health doctor Sohail Saqlain held in which special teams were constituted to remain alert 24 hours during the first ten days of the holy month.(Daily K2-Urdu)

Public service policy to be pursued in Gilgit-Baltistan: PM

Voice of Hunza Monitor

ISLAMABAD, Dec 19 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani n Saturday said Pakistan Peoples Party's government has a history f carrying forward the agenda of people service, and hoped this ould remain the cornerstone of the party's future policies in ilgit-Baltistan. Talking to Syed Mehdi Shah, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan at PM House, the Prime minister congratulated him on assuming the office and hoped that under his able leadership the people of Gilgit-Baltistan would witness a new era of development and prosperity. He said the unanimous election of PPP candidates in Gilgit- Baltistan is a reflection of the government's firm commitment towards political reconciliation and politics of consensus. He said the trust reposed by the people of the area on PPP's leadership reflects the popularity of the party. He asked the newly elected Chief Minister to give priority to people's welfare while formulating and implementing development projects in all parts of Gilgit-Baltistan. Syed Mehdi Shah thanked the government for providing unprecedented development funds for Gilgit-Baltistan and said this record allocation would usher in a new era of development and public welfare in the hitherto underdeveloped part of the country. He thanked the Prime Minister for his personal interest in the development of the area and said he would do his utmost to come up to the confidence reposed in him, associated press of Pakistan reports.

C. M. Punjab's Quota notification out of reach to adjust students from G.B; no information from the concerned institutions received by education regional directorate yet

Voice of Hunza Monitor

RAWALPINDI, Dec. 20: The Punjab government ahs issued a notification enhancing the quota of seats in educational institutions of the province for the students of Gilgit-Baltistan.During the election campaign, the chief minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif had made certain announcements at Skardu, Gilgit, Gahkuch, Hunza, and Chilas. One of the announcements was about the reserved quota seats for Gilgit Baltistan in medical, dental colleges, agricultural universities and pharmaceutical universities of Punjab. The notification has been issued from Chief Minister Secretariat of Pun jab dated 6-11-2009 in which the Punjab, Secretary Agricultural, Chairman TEVTA and Chief Secretaryhave been advised to implement the decision and send compliance report to chief minister's secretariat. However, up to date no notification/information from these institutions and govt of Punjab has been received by education directorate of Gilgit Baltistan. Now the public of Gilgit Baltistan and nominees are eagerly waiting for the same, as classes have been started in medical colleges of Punjab from today, weekly baang reports.

New package a trick to legitimize the annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan; nationalist forces ready to defy the move to save the interest of masses says Baba Jan
VoH Report
HUNZA, Dec.18: Baba Jan, chief organizer, Progressive Youth, Hunza has said that federal government has hoodwinked the people through a so-called package to further paralyze the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. He said this while talking to Voice of Hunza.
He said that all powers are already vested in a council which comprises members appointed by central government. He claimed that the Assembly will unable to deliver what people have expected saying all things will be tackled by centre. " Such a move by federal government is a part of game to ligitmize its control on natural resouces," he added. He said there is a lack of proper authority to address the issues like royality of Bonji and Basha dams adding regional leadership of rulling party has a due share in this process. He said the nationalist forces will defy any move that serves to a deprived nation for many decades in past.

Election of six members of G.B to based on ratio of political representaion; PPP, three, JUI (F) , PML (Q), PML (N), MQM and Independant
VOH Watch
GILGIT: Dec. 18: According to regional media reports the election for six seats for Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative council shall be decided on the basis of ratio ofpolitical representaion in house. According to details, Pakistan Peoples Party will be given three, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam one while the rest of seats will be decided among Pakistan Muslim League (Q) and (N), Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Independant. (DailyK-2 Urdu)

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  1. Farhat Baig Says:
  2. Appreciated the nomination of farmanchee for the man of the week. We should encourage the people and this guy is always man of the winter as he wears very little clothes throughout the winter sometimes naked foot.

  3. Farhat Baig Says:
  4. Great to nominate farmanchee as the man of the week. he deserved to b the man of the Winter as he used to walk naked foot in most the the winter season


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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.