If I stay in this moment
And close my eyes
Time will stop
So I can fall apart
Without worrying about tomorrow.
If I stay in this moment
And close my eyes
Time will stop
So I can fall apart
Without worrying about tomorrow.
You left me again..
when I met you
I looked into those beautiful eyes
and I fell in love
I fell in love with a promise that you made
“I’ll always be here for you”
your promise echoed in the dark
it echoed through my brain
I believed you
And then you left
and the echo of your promise
it kept echoing in my brain
you don’t promise
There’s a flightless little bird,
Staring at the blue wanting to fly,
To join the flocks of birds up high,
Yet thinking twice before flying.
The little bird wanted to fly,
But bounded by its mind,
Thinking it unable to fly,
Making it too afraid to try.
Feeling so envious of the birds,
But the little bird thinks again,
Afraid of being judged by the flocks,
Wondering what they think of it.
This little bird just needed someone,
Someone to clarify that it will do fine,
Pushing it out from its comfort zone,
And fly like every other birds.
The little bird appreciates it,
Their help and their supports,
But the little bird is also afraid,
What if it loses them soon?
This is rough,
Life is tough,
But so are you.
This is insane,
Fading away in rain,
But you are sunshine.
This love is pain,
This love is soul,
This love is home,
Tell me everything about it.
Dont get away,
Dont run away,
Dont walk away,
Dont see away.
I know this love is pain,
All the lies and truths,
The goods and the bads,
But its okay cause its love.
So, forget the rain,
Just you and me,
Let’s love tonight.
She came to me like a vision of light
Her wings perfect such a brilliant white
Her hand she placed upon my head
And sent me shivers that my body read
She gave me love so pure in heart
And told me that we’d never part
Whenever life gets hard to bear
Just call and she’d be right there
In my dreams she visits me
A brighter future there is to see
She is my angel and close at hand
To guide me through this earthly land
ایک ھی صف میں کھڑے ھو گئے محمود ؤ ایاز
پھر نہ کوئی بندہ رہا اور نہ کوئی بندہ نواز
جھوٹ اور منافقت سے بھری تاریخ لکھنے والوں سے کیا گلہ کریں . ہمارے قومی ہیرو بھی اس مرض کا شکار رهے کہ جھوٹ اور سچ کا ایک ملغوبہ آج کے پاکستان میں نظر آتا ہے . جب قوموں کے پاس اصلی ہیرو موجود ہوں اور وہ اپنی منافقت سے ان کو عوام سے چھپائیں تو پھر مانگے تانگے اور ادھاری لوگوں کو پیش کر کے وقت گزارا جاتا ہے .
محمود غزنوی بھی ایک ایسا ھی تاریخی کردار ہے جو ھم کو ہیرو کے طور پر پیش کیا گیا اور اصرار ہے کہ اس کو ہیرو مانا جاۓ . کیوں کہ اس نے ہندوؤں کا قتل عام کیا . سترہ سومناتی حملے جن میں ھر دفعہ کروڑوں کا سونا لوٹا گیا اور ھزاروں لوگوں کا قتل ھوا .
بس یاد رکھنے والی بات یہ ہے کہ حملے ہندو کے مندر پر ہوے . اور یہ بت شکن اسلام کی خاطر ھر دفعہ پلٹ پلٹ کر وار کرتا تھا . محمود کو پاکستان میں اسلامی ولی کے طور پر پیش کیا جاتا ہے اور بن قاسم کے بعد اسلام کا بڑا جنگجو منوانے کی پوری کوشش کی جاتی ہے حالانکہ دونوں ہماری کوئی بھی مادری زبان تک نہیں جانتے تھے . جب بیرونی حملہ آور ہیرو ہوں گے تو دھرتی سے جڑے لوگ ولن ھی ٹھرتے ھیں .
محمودغزنی سے مندر توڑنے ہندوستان آتا تھا تو اس بت شکن کے راستے میں بامیان کے پہاڑوں میں بدھہ کے بت موجود ہوتے تھے مگر چونکہ ان میں سونا نہیں تھا اس لیے ھر مہم میں ان کو چھوڑ دیا جاتا . وہی بت بعد میں ملا عمر کی اسلامی خلافت میں گراۓ گئے اور پوری دنیا کی جگ ہنسائی سمیٹی گئی .
ایاز جو کہ بعد میں لاہور کا گور نر بنا . ترک غلام تھا اور محمود کا یار خاص تھا ایک دفعہ محمود نے کامیاب یلغار کے بعد اپنے درباریوں سے پوچھا کہ اس وقت دنیا میں کون سب سے طاقتور بادشاہ ہے ؟
ایاز نے کہا …. میں
سب سہم گئے . محمود نے کہا تم کیسے ھو سکتے ھو ؟
ایاز بولا .پوری دنیا میں اس وقت محمود بڑا بادشاہ ہے اور محمود کے دل پر میرا قبضہ ہے .
ان دونوں کے غیر فطری عشق پر سعدی جیسے شاعر بھی نظمیں لکھ چکے ھیں .یہ وہی عشق تھا جس پر لوگ قتل کئے جاتے ھیں مگر ہماری تاریخ نے اس رشتے کو پاکیزہ قرار دے کر جان بچائی ہے .
وقت آ گیا ہے کہ اب ھم لوطی اور لٹیروں سے اپنی جان چھوڑائیں اور سچے دھرتی کے ہیرو تلاش کریں . یقین کریں ہماری تاریخ سچے اور کھرے ہیروں سے بھری پڑی ہے .
یہاں پر بھگت سنگھ . احمد کھرل اور بابا بلھے شاہ جیسے بڑے نام موجود ھیں جس پر ھم فخر کر سکتے ھیں .
بس منافقت اور چند خاندانوں کی مصلحت راہ کی رکاوٹ ہے .
سچی تبدیلی کے لیے سوچ بدلنا ھو گی . نئی نسل کو رحمان بابا ۔۔ خوش خٹک ۔ بابا فرید . بلھے شاہ . شاہ لطیف اور قلندر لعل شہباز کی تعلیمات پھر سے یاد کرانا ہوں گی . پیار اور برداشت کا بھولا سبق ھی پاکستان کی اصل منزل ہے . جنگجو ہیرو والے معاشرے بانجھ ھو جاتے ھیں . وہاں وارث شاہ اور بلھے پیدا نہیں ھوا کرتے
تحریر ؤ تحقیق .. …. . ظفر منہاس
We champion Baba-e-Bum Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, a fraud and a quack scientist, as the father of the nuclear bomb.
Can he really be called the “father of the Islamic Bomb” as some wish to call him? In order to be the metaphorical father or mother of some idea or achievement, one should be deemed to play a central role in it so much so that if the said “father” or “mother” was removed from the scene, the achievement of the same would become impossible. Can the same be said of Dr. A Q Khan? Was there no nuclear program before Dr. A Q Khan? If A Q Khan had not emerged on the scene would Pakistan not have made the atomic bomb? The answer is no. A Q Khan’s sole contribution to the whole thing is to introduce uranium enrichment as an alternative to plutonium enrichment. What does that mean exactly? It means that A Q Khan is as much the father of the bomb as the fellow who came up with the idea of using CNG as alternative fuel can be called the “father of the automobile”. The whole idea is preposterous to say the least but it also whitewashes over the real contributions of Pakistan’s true heroes.
In order to determine the real father of Pakistan’s “Islamic” bomb, one must consider whose role in the whole enterprise was the most indispensible? Consider for example the role of Dr. Abdus Salam – the man Dr. A Q Khan routinely abuses in his columns. Dr. Salam started campaigning for a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the 1950s. In 1965, Dr. Salam established the Pakistan Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology and helped get the plutonium reactor off the ground. In 1971 he brought from the US, all available scientific literature on the Manhattan project including the critical calculations required for the bomb, during the 1971 war. It was Salam who in 1972 arranged the Multan Meeting which essentially kickstarted the Pakistani effort to get the bomb. Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, a metallurgist of little renown or competence, was at the time not even on the scene. Salam also organized the theoretical physics division and the mathematical physics division which was to serve as the nursery for the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Even after his fall out with Bhutto over the 1974 amendment, Salam continued to advise nuclear scientists in Pakistan. It was Salam who in 1978 laid the foundations of Sino-Pak industrial nuclear cooperation. Given that each of these efforts was a pillar on which the nuclear program was built, one would say that Dr. Salam’s role was as central to Pakistan’s efforts in acquiring nuclear technology as Jinnah’s role was to the creation of the country.
Three other gentlemen who were integral to Pakistan’s nuclear ambitions were Munir Ahmad Khan, Riazuddin Ahmad and Masood Ahmad. It was they who executed the plan that Dr. Abdus Salam had so carefully laid for Pakistan. Dr. Salam was motivated by his staunch Pakistani nationalism and not for glory. His nationalism however was not one of isolation. He wanted to see Pakistan as the leader in scientific community and not just a mere nuclear power. It is for this reason that Abdus Salam recruited as many Pakistani scientists for CERN and International Center of Theoretical Physics by starting a special Pakistani associateship program.
Meanwhile Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, who was early on employed as an inspector for weights and measures, was trained as a metallurgist and not a nuclear physicist. Yet it does not stop him from claiming credit for things he was only an incidental part of. His god awful columns in Jang Media Group which is in the news for all the wrong reasons are indicative of “scholarship” and “scientific credentials”. One could also mention that the Urdu versions of his articles are far more incendiary than his English ones. Most recently he has gone out of his way to brand Dr. Salam, Dr Munir Ahmad Khan and every other physicist linked to the nuclear program as “CIA agents”. This coming from a self-confessed nuclear proliferator who sold Pakistan’s nuclear secrets to North Korea, Libya and Iran and then later unjustifiably accused the Chief of Pakistan Army of being involved in it is just rich.
Dr A Q Khan, far from being the “Muhsin-e-Pakistan”, is a traitor not just because he sold Pakistan’s nuclear secrets but also because he routinely attacks the creation of Pakistan from the Ahrari angle. His anti-Pakistan rants as embodied by his promotion of a forged interview of Maulana Azad are part of the record and I have referred to it in my columns in Daily Times and else where. On October 28, 2013, Abdul Qadeer Khan wrote an article in which he first produced an inaccurate quotation from Lord Macaulay and then proceeded to quote the forgery by Shorish Kashmiri. The quote from Macaulay that he produced was as under:
I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such aliber, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation.
Here is the original speech by Macaulay. Subsequently he serialized the entire interview that Azad is supposed to have given to Shorish Kashmiri which is nothing but shameless slander against Quaid-e-Azam and the Pakistan Movement, asking rhetorically if what Maulana Azad had said was not true. I have already written in some detail about the forgery here.
And who can forget that the great “Muhsin-e-Pakistan” endorsed the Water Car which magically challenges the laws of Physics as we know it.
In his Urdu version of the article “Unsung Heroes” titled “Faqeed-ul-misal Atomi hero” this joker – Dr A Q Khan- slanders Munir Ahmad Khan and says that Munir Ahmad Khan went to a third rate school in North Carolina and was under-qualified to lead the Nuclear Program having passed only an “electrical course”. This is a lie that is easily proven false. Wikipedia has a well sourced account of Munir Ahmad Khan’s academic qualifications as well as his work experience:
In 1953, Munir Ahmad Khan began post-graduate research work at the Illinois Institute of Technology which continued until 1956 during which time he also received preliminary training in atomic energy. In 1956, he was selected for the Atoms for Peace Program and participated in the Nuclear Engineering training program of the International School of Nuclear Science and Engineering (ISNSE), at the North Carolina State University and the Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois where he earned a M.Sc. in Nuclear engineering.
In 1957, he was part of the third batch of ISNSE’s graduates who had specialized in reactor physics and nuclear engineering. The Argonne National Laboratory were operated by the United States Atomic Energy Commission and the University of Chicago where, on 2 December 1942 a team of scientists achieved the first self-sustaining chain reaction in a nuclear reactor, which is considered to be a crucial step in the development of the first Atomic bomb.
Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed, not to be confused with Ishtiaq Ahmed of Stockholm who like Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan suffers from his own demons, writes:
It was Munir Ahmad Khan who initiated the Kahuta Enrichment Project, as Project-706, under Bashiruddin Mahmud, in 1974. He completed the feasibility study, site selection for the plant, construction of its civil works, recruitment of the staff, and procurement of the necessary materials by 1976. PAEC under Munir remained in charge of the overall bomb programme, of all the 23 out of 24 difficult steps before and after uranium enrichment, and he continued to provide technical support to the enrichment program all along.
PAEC under him went on to develop the first generation of nuclear weapons in the 1980s. Munir started work on the bomb itself in a meeting called in March 1974, in which the secret ‘Wah Group’ was assigned the task of initiating work on it. The Chaghi tunnels were constructed under him and were ready by 1980. Munir successfully conducted the first ‘cold’ tests in March 1983, and the 1998 ‘hot’ tests were their confirmation. Perhaps his greatest contribution is enabling Pakistan to acquire complete mastery over the nuclear fuel cycle, which is critical to the development and success of any nuclear programme.
When in 1976 Canada suspended the supply of heavy water fuel and spare parts for the Karachi nuclear power plant, he took up the challenge and using indigenous resources produced the Feed for KANUPP, which is why the Muslim world’s first nuclear power plant is still running successfully. He also upgraded the research reactor at PINSTECH and laid the groundwork in the 1980s for the 300 MW nuclear power plant at Chashma.
PAEC under Munir was also actively developing the plutonium programme, in spite of the cancellation of the French reprocessing contract, and went ahead with developing an indigenous pilot reprocessing plant, which was completed by 1981, known as the ‘New Labs’ in PINSTECH. PAEC did not forego the plutonium route, and was successful at developing the indigenous plutonium production reactor at Khushab. This was driven during Munir Khan’s 19-year tenure at PAEC.
Unlike Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, the metallurgist, Munir Ahmad Khan was a true man of science.
Then there is the great Riazuddin.
Dr. Hoodbhoy writing in the Newsweek on the “Man who designed Pakistan’s Bomb” wrote:
When Riazuddin—that was his full name—died in September at age 82 in Islamabad, international science organizations extolled his contributions to high-energy physics. But in Pakistan, except for a few newspaper lines and a small reference held a month later at Quaid-e-Azam University, where he had taught for decades, his passing was little noticed. In fact, very few Pakistanis have heard of the self-effacing and modest scientist who drove the early design and development of Pakistan’s nuclear program. Riazuddin never laid any claim to fathering the bomb—a job that requires the efforts of many—and after setting the nuclear ball rolling, he stepped aside. But without his theoretical work, Pakistan’s much celebrated bomb makers, who knew little of the sophisticated physics critically needed to understand a fission explosion, would have been shooting in the dark. A bomb maker and peacenik, conformist and rebel, quiet but firm, religious yet liberal, Riazuddin was one of a kind. Mentored by Dr. Abdus Salam, his seminal role in designing the bomb is known to none except a select few.
Unlike Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, Salam, Munir Ahmad Khan and Raziuddin Ahmad never promoted themselves even when their contributions to Pakistan’s cause were far greater. It is a shame therefore that this fraud and liar A Q Khan, smuggler extraordinaire and nuclear fuel blackmarketer, a traitor to the nation, is now attempting to distort the facts and slander their memories.
UPDATE: One thing I failed to mention earlier was that this “baba-e-bum” and “Mohsin-e-Pakistan” A Q Khan was the person who at the height of the “Brasstacks Crisis” decided to give Pakistan’s game plan away by telling Kuldip Nayyar that Pakistan would retaliate with Nuclear Weapons, leading to sanctions. Was A Q Khan just being stupid or was he the agent of some other power working against the interest of Pakistan, it is hard to say.
This article was posted on PAK TEA HOUSE site by Sir. Yasser Latif Hamdani
See this orginal article on:
“I wasn’t against communism, but I can’t say I was for it either. At first, I viewed it suspiciously, as some kind of white man’s concoction, until I read works by African revolutionaries and studied the African liberation movements. Revolutionaries in Africa understood that the question of African liberation was not just a question of race, that even if they managed to get rid of the white colonialists, if they didn’t rid themselves of the capitalistic economic structure, the white colonialists would simply be replaced by Black neocolonialists. There was not a single liberation movement in Africa that was not fighting for socialism. In fact, there was not a single liberation movement in the whole world that was fighting for capitalism. The whole thing boiled down to a simple equation: anything that has any kind of value is made, mined, grown, produced, and processed by working people. So why shouldn’t working people collectively own that wealth? Why shouldn’t working people own and control their own resources? Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, while socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it.”
–Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography
I think it’s a bit of definitional creep to define Trump as a fascist. A key definition of fascism which is often left out from liberal categories is the presence of a highly organised (if not paramilitarised) mass movement made up of an unholy alliance between the petit-bourgeois and the poorest elements of the working-class. This mass movement serves to allow fascist parties within bourgeois state institutions to wield a much greater degree of independence from the ruling class than they would otherwise be capable of, what Marxists call ‘Bonapartism’.
Whilst this was absolutely present in fascist Germany and Italy (and to a lesser degree in Spain), Trump has no such organised support base – and is therefore much more a prisoner to the vested interests in the financial and industrial elite who seek to use him as a pawn.
Whilst Trump’s ideas are undoubtedly fascistic, and the vocalisation of this ideology within state institutions legitimises and emboldens neo-Nazis and white nationalists, hugely increasing the dangers which they pose to PoC, women and the organised labour movement, I think it’s a misreading of the class character of Trumpism to define it as explicitly fascist. This presents us with a very different set of immediate organisational priorities: organising oppositional groups to fight for working-class political interests across and between the divisions which Trumpism seeks to widen and concretise, rather than uncompromising people’s war – at this stage.
PS: I suggested this post to my friends. One of my friends, *he doesn’t know much of these “difficult political terms”* asked me to elaborate these terms used by me. Though he said, “You wrote fantastically right. 😃 But unfortunately I dont have any idea about what you just wrote. 😂”
Its like a the compliment of a aged farmer when he was asked, “You come in the support of Quaid E Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah but you understand what he says? He talks in English and you cant even understand Hindi/Urdu which is official language in the lower classes.”
He replied, ” It’s true that I can’t even understand one word of Jinnah, but I know from the core of my heart that he talks about our rights and whatever he talks, is totally right.” 😃
Very funny but now a days you can’t support someone’s views if you don’t know what he talking about. So I thought of listing some definitions of those “difficult terms”.
FASCISM: The ideology that was founded by Benito Mussolini which outlines three principles:
1. Everything is the state.
2. Nothing outside the state.
3. Nothing against the state.
Petit-Bourgeois: A member of lower-middle class who is much conservative.
Bonapartism: According to Karl Marx: It is a situation in which counter-revolutionary military officers seize power from revolutionaries, and use selective reforms to co-opt the radicalism of the popular classes. Marx argued that in the process, Bonapartists preserve and mask the power of a narrower ruling class.
Neo-nazism: A post-WWII philosphy that admires the philosphy of Adolf Hitler.