Inside the country, there is increase in terrorism activities. Every town has signs for terrorism. In last week, the security forces has targeted 8 terrorist networks and such kind of networks are present everywhere who are ready to create new wave of terrorism inside Pakistan. There is support from outside for team and hence security situation for Pakistan is becoming tense.
The second issue for Pakistan is economy. The way the economy became instable and a severe dip came. The inflation is increasing day by day. Yesterday the dollar went above 146 against Rupee and it was the largest fall of Rupee in history of Pakistan. As such the current government has pledged to make dollar reach 150 and there is a demand of 180 from outside. This means that economy of Pakistan will get disturbed totally.
The inflation will go up. What happens when rupee falls? Some don’t feel as to what difference will happen to us. This means that what you used to buy before for 100 Rupee now you have to buy that for 200 Rupee. If you see in month of Ramazan, the eatables, staple foods have touched skies. Those who would buy kilos before are only buying 250 grams of onion, tomatoes. The way the dollar is going up, they won’t be able to even buy 250 grams, and might be in one week they might not even buy this much. The reason before this is that the economy is bankrupted from inside.
The group that has come from inside are ineligible and they don’t have money to run the country and they are asking from international institutes like IMF who has accepted a loan of 6 to 8 billion but with a condition that you have to increase inflation because we need interests also on this. Where will you return this loan capital and interests? This means government revenue should increase means the taxes, bills, food items should go up, so that your income increases and you can pay interests. What will happen with these loans? Will this run the country? This loan will first settle the dues of the past loans and interests. Thus the development work will stop here and needs will not be fulfilled and people will get burdened with inflation. Now the government is saying that people should bear this inflation because of big objectives which we do not see any such big objective for which people should starve. There is only internal weakness in government and hence they are submitting in front of others.
In the past opposition was silent but government was fiddling them, though it was not normal as opposition always fiddles with running government. But here the government has gone after opposition to arrest them, make cases on them and to arouse them. The time which this government spent has been to fight with opposition with very disgraceful language and they have said that under 18 should not listen to parliamentary talks. This is the country culture where the administrators are saying this.
The above 18 can listen to such talks as they have themselves elected. The opposition has announced that after Ramadan we will be starting a movement to bring down the government. It looks like the opposition has also got some signals. First they were under pressure but looks like they have also got some signals to stand up and start movement for midterm elections. They have announced this. On one hand there is economy crisis and also at the same time political conflicts will fuel it further.
The loans which the global institutes have given where they have put pressure to bring down the currency and increase the rates of electricity, gas and petrol. Along with this there is one more pressure on Pakistan from global financial institute. There is terrorism in Pakistan and they say there is no control on finance control on terrorism. There is an organization by the name of FATF whose member is not Pakistan, India is member of it. They put pressure on various countries that there is terrorism in your country and you should control it. They have made lists of countries, first Pakistan was in grey list and now they have warned that we will put you in black list.
This means terrorism is being supported by Pakistan and global organizations will not financially support Pakistan and like Iran Banks will put sanctions. Whatever instructions come from outside and they accept it. At the time of Parvez Musharraf, when American defense secretary called him to hand over our air bases to fight against Afghanistan, else we will ruin you. They demanded that if you do not cooperate we will do this. Our General accepted on telephone only that Pakistan is in your hands. The American secretary wrote in his book that I was astonished that in 3 minutes call how he accepted and not even took time. This has been a trend always that whenever a call comes from there they immediately accept. At the back is America and they have used FATF to put pressure on Pakistan to control terrorism financing. Two days back, there was a convention in China by FATF regarding Pakistan. The representative of Pakistan went there to show them what steps we have taken to control Terrorism.
One strange step they have taken is to control Madrassah and bring them under government, this is because they have given a list that Madrassahs are grounds for terrorism. They cannot apply force on any terrorism group, organization and only on paper they are suspended. The terrorist organizations are present and running, and fully supported by government. The biggest group is Sipahe Sahaba, which is banned and their leader has run elections and not even suspended and he is highly respected. He is there with government delegations, he is sitting with Imam E Kaaba, with PM, with army he is sitting. Then how are they suspended.
But they applied pressured n Madrassahs that we will take control of Madrassah and bring them into communal mainstream. This is also present in their report, that the successful steps they have taken for controlling terrorism is regarding Madrassahs. The government has said that there are 100 Madrassahs involved in terrorism and they are giving all Madrassahs under government control. If this means just getting them registered, then this is acceptable and should be done that all Madrassahs should be registered. Like registering child, marriage is done but then government has no intervention in their lives.
Major Madrassahs are redirected but they need to re-register and beyond registration also there are laws made. This is due to pressure that has come from outside, that Madrassahs are terrorist centers and should be controlled. The global institutes have given this impression that Madrassahs are base of terrorists. There were headlines given by Madrassahs that we have nothing to do with terrorism. The last list they made was of 100 and rest had nothing to do with terrorism. If you register in ministry of education it is fine, but beyond that what the Madrassahs would teach, syllabus and teachers would be whom, if this also goes under government control, then they have taken loans from outside and for this you have to control Madrassahs and this will become more destructive even for economy.
This government at present is highly oriented to privatize government departments. All the industries under government have failed because they are under losses. There was a news yesterday that the past PM of Pakistan, Khaqan Abbasi owns the Air Blue airline and is a successful airline of Pakistan. The current government minister has questioned Khaqan Abbasi that you were owner of an airline and were also chairman of PIA.
PIA is in loss and Air blue is profitable. For PIA it is losing billions of rupees per month. They blamed Khaqan Abbasi that you have made your own airline successful. This is not the reason because Khaqan Abbasi left PIA since long and PIA has always been in loss and last government was to take decision to privatize PIA.
Across the world if you see the government economy it has failed everywhere in the world; apart from Arab world, where there is no economy as such, they are just selling their raw products, capital of their nation. They are selling the capital of their future generations. Apart from this, the government economy across the world has failed. The main reason is that the democratic governments wherever they are have corrupt people. This is the nature of government, even if the government of scholars are made and there also if economy is given to government then also it will fail.
The economy progresses if this becomes privatized as the private sector works for their benefits and there is accountability of personnel but in government they get salaries where the business is successful or not does not matter. Whether PIA gets profit or not, we will get salaries. WAPDA in Pakistan is in loss, Railway is in loss and similarly steel mills are in losses because they are under government.
In the entire world, there is no such useless railway network like Pakistan. You can see the trains in Turkey, Iran and see how good the trains are but here Trains are a wrath. Since the Mafia also does not allow the government system to work. Hence this government wants to privatize even PIA. The way they have sold PTCL, the communications was sold to Etisalat in UAE.
Till the time it was with government it was in loss. Similarly the government schools. You can see in many places they are next to each other with private schools. The place is big but donkeys are tied up but nearby there is a private school running in a house, where boys and girls are studying in short pants, and they are taking fees. What is the difference? The private school teacher knows that I have to work hard to earn my salaries. But in government school there is no accountability. All government entities have failed, because when the government structure itself is corrupt and when industries are handed over to government these lazy people do not care and destroy it. On one side, they want to privatize all industries.
There are different eras of Pakistan economy. There was an earlier era of extreme poverty after freedom and separation. There was no budget and nothing was there and it was a chaotic era in the 50s. Then some betterment came after that and in that improvement the most manifested era was of Ayyub Khan, who was a Dictator Army Men who imposed martial law and ruled for ten years. In his era Pakistan developed, whereby dams were made, industries were made, trade became open. In that open economy the losses which happened was that the economy of Pakistan went into the hands of around 20 to 22 families.
This loss happened but if you separate this loss that even though people did not get anything and the capitalists got everything still the economy of Pakistan progressed. The same which Hashemi Rafsanjani did in Iran. He also made many dams, roads, highways, industries and as an outcome few families became wealthy and people suffered. Here also the same happened where these 22 families became the jugular vein of the country and they were taking maximum benefits. In any case the economy of the country went into action.
Then Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto came, who did a big economic mistake. His family and party members worship him and consider his grave also sacred. They have this feeling about their leader. We should know that if you say anything aginst these political leaders who are their ILAAH hence they respect them a lot. When he came he did such mistake in Pakistan economy that it could not be controlled till date. What happened from that time till date cannot be rectified? There were private banks, industries and he nationalized all these which were private.
They were nationalized. The banks, organizations, industries all failed due to nationalization. They came in the hands of thugs. World’s second largest steel mill is in Pakistan, and if this starts to produce then it can compete with China. All the iron ore is taken out from Balochistan and taken by China. Then the Chinese makes iron rods, bars from this and export it again to Pakistan. The biggest steel mill in Karachi is shut down and there are 1000s of employees of this steel mill who are not doing anything in this mill which is closed. There are people being given job, salaries are paid also just because they are under government control.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto took a running economy and nationalized it giving in the hands of thugs. Till date Pakistan carries no industrial status. There are cars made by Japanese companies in Pakistan but Suzuki, Toyota which are private companies. If today Pakistan takes a decision to nationalize there will be nothing left. The way they have even pulled out rail tracks and sold it. See the end of all nationalization you did.
Government organizations, airlines, railway, schools, hospitals are all ruined. Since in the world millions of people are there, and there will be an economic glitter. Today they are working on this to de nationalize and make it privatized but the Madrassahs which are private you want to give them in government control. Then you will see what will happen. Even though the Madrassahs do not have high performance, but if the same government clerk, employees are sitting here then they will even sell the bricks, land of Madrassahs and the guardians of Madrassahs are not so simple.
Those who have deceived community and made Madrassahs, mosques on usurped land are not simple, but pretend to be in such case. The Madrassahs should be registered, clarity, transparency and only education should be there, there should be no Jihad, business inside the Madrassahs. If people get trained in these Madrassahs and come out then they will give direction and growth to the community. The way Iqbal had complained that these Madrassahs are not giving the right education. When you do everything by force, then you can see what would be the consequences and then might be after some years you will again sit and think to privatize the Madrassahs.