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Bara Kahu Protests May Spread Throughout Pakistan

By Ali Yar Khan • Mar 19th, 2010 • Category: Politics • 4 Comments

It’s extremely ridiculous to even think  that the federal government is brushing aside the violent protests as carried out by the banned religious outfits. Media has been reporting live from the Bara Kahu and suburbs of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and everyone knows that it’s just common public who is ill at ease with the current happenings.

These are the people who are dying due to the price hike, poverty, helplessness, police torture, court apathy, government disinterest. Common public gets to encounter the transporters and shopkeepers on daily basis. Government has no hold and control over this transporter mafia and market mafia. These mafias control the prices and they set the prices at their will.

Government has no public transport system whatsoever in any city of Pakistan including the capital Islamabad. Only mode of transport for the public to come for work and education is the private transports. The transporters increase the fares at their will and now it has become impossible for the people to afford them.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik said youth wings of some political parties provoked protestors in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. For God’s sake, this is common public who have found this way to ooze out their anger and frustration and this could spread throughout the country because this is the same plight in every city, town and village of Pakistan.


 

 

 
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  1. I am surprised how this government is still intact. They should give up.

  2. People of Pakistan are no more fool, they have seen Musharraf/Shaukat Aziz Regime and they know now well how the govt. is run and what is GOOD GOVERNANCE.

    It is a shame if we don’t see the current turmoil in this context.

    1. THE BELOW SHOWS THAT PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY KNOW ONE
    THING I.E. CRITICISM WITHOUT A GENUINE KNOWLEDGE OF
    THE FACTS AND FIGURES - IN DOING SO THEY ALSO WELCOME
    BACK TAINTED POLITICIANS WITH HISTORY OF FINANCIAL AND
    OTHER FORMS OF CORRUPTION KEEPING HIGH HOPES OF THEM
    RE-SHAPING THEIR DESTINY!! THERE IS NO RECOGNITION OF
    ONE WHO HAS DEVOTED TIME AND EFFORT WHICH HAS SADLY
    GONE DOWN IN VAIN!!
    SOURCE: VARIOUS ASIAN, EUROPEAN & AMERICAN RESEARCH
    ORGANIZATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL STATURE!!!
    INTERESTING Basic comparison of 1999 and 2007
    Pak Economy in 1999 was: $ 75 billion
    Pak Economy in 2007 is: $ 160 billion
    GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in 1999: $ 270
    billion
    GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in 2007: $ 475.5
    billion
    GDP per Capita in 1999: $ 2,000
    GDP per Capita in 2007: $ 3,004
    Pak revenue collection 1999: Rs. 305 billion
    Pak revenue collection 2007: Rs. 708 billion
    Pak Foreign reserves in 1999: $ 700 million
    Pak Foreign reserves in 2007: $ 17 billion
    Pak Exports in 1999: $ 7.5 billion
    Pak Exports in 2007: $ 18.5 billion
    Textile Exports in 1999: $ 5.5 billion
    Textile Exports in 2007: $ 11.2 billion
    KHI stock exchange 1999: $ 5 billion at 700 points
    KHI stock exchange 2007: $ 70 billion at 14,000 points
    Foreign Direct Investment in 1999: $ 1 billion
    Foreign Direct Investment in 2007: $ 8 billion
    Debt servicing 1999: 65% of GDP
    Debt servicing 2007: 26% of GDP
    Poverty level in 1999: 34%
    Poverty level in 2007: 24%
    Literacy rate in 1999: 45%
    Literacy rate in 2007: 53%
    Pak Development programs 1999: Rs. 80 billion
    Pak Development programs 2007: Rs. 520 billion
    Under Musharraf’s vision
    • 9 world class Engineering universities being
    developed and 18 Public universities already
    developed.
    • Public sector institutions have increased from
    110,267 (in 1999) to become
    • Private sector institutions have increased from
    36,096 (in 1999) to become 81,103 (in 2006).
    • PAK is 3rd best in world Banking profitability.
    • PAK IT industry now values around $2 billion,
    including $1 billion exports and employs around 90,000
    professionals.
    • CNG sector has attracted over $70 billion investment
    in last 5 years; and created 45,000 jobs.
    • Telecom sector attracted around $10 billion in
    investment and created above 1.3 million jobs.
    • Industrial Parks are being setup throughout the
    country for the first time! M3 estate, Sunder
    industrial estate, Chakri, etc.
    • Major Mega projects like the Saindak, Rekodiq,
    Marble production, Coal production and Mining &
    Quarrying are being pursued.
    • In 2006, GDP growth is 6%. Earlier in 1999 was 3.5%.
    • Foreign Reserves from $1 bn to $17 bn.
    • KHI stock market: from 700 points to 13,000 points.
    • Literacy rate improved by 11%.
    • Poverty decreased by 10%.
    • He made 4 dams: Mirani, Subakzai, Gomalzam, Khurram
    Tangi dams.
    • 6 Motorways completed or under construction: M1, M3,
    M8, M9, M10, M11.
    • Six major highways under construction.
    • GWADAR advance mega Sea port developed under his
    vision!
    • Historic 100% increase in Tax collection of $11
    billion.
    • Large scale manufacturing is 30 year high, and
    Construction activity is 17 year high.
    • Newly found World class copper- gold deposits in
    Chagai will fetch $600 million per year.
    • A new Oil refinery with UAE will fetch $5 billion &
    will process 300,000 oil barrels a day.
    • Industrial sector registered 26% growth.
    • PAK in 1999 was a $75 billion economy; and now 2006
    it’s $160 billion economy!
    • PAK economy is now the 3rd fastest growing economy
    after China & India .
    Education under Musharraf Era
    In 1999-2000 there were 31 Public Universities. Now
    2005-2006 there are 49 Public Universities. Under
    Musharraf 20 NEW UNIVERSITIES SET UP!
    • Air University (established 2002)
    • Institute of Space technology, ISB (established
    2002)
    • Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University , Quetta
    (established 2004)
    • University of Science & Technology, Bannu
    (established 2005)
    • University of Hazara (founded 2002)
    • Malakand university, Chakdara (established 2002)
    • Karakurum International university, Gilgit
    (established 2002)
    • University of Gujrat (established 2004)
    • Virtual University of Pak, Lahore (established 2002)
    • Sarhad University of IT, Peshawar (established 2001)
    • National Law University, ISB (2007)
    • Media University, ISB (2007) etc.
    • University of Education , Lahore (2002)
    • Lasbella University of Marine Sciences, Baluchistan
    (2005)
    • Baluchistan University of IT & Management, Quetta
    (2002), etc.
    Pakistan now has a total of 245,682 Educational
    institutions in all categories, including 164,579
    (i.e. 67 percent) in the Public sector and 81,103
    (i.e. 100 percent) in the private sector, reports the
    National Education Census (NEC-2005). The census –
    jointly conducted by the Ministry of Education, the
    Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM)
    and the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) — reveals
    that the number of private-sector institutions has
    increased from 36,096 in 1999-2000 to 81,103 in 2005,
    i.e. by 100 per cent.
    Total 99,319 Educational Institutions (Public &
    Private) have increased in Musharraf Era!

  3. @ AOM,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Good job of providing the Data and facts and figures,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,But any one CARE about the country. So when people talk about Dictator and Politicians, the difference is right all in your #’s. This country need Loyal and sincere people to lead the country BUT every one was thinking of MESSIAH in the shape of Politicians, so thats what they got> Enjoy the Illitrate masses.

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