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Friday, February 16, 2018

SORRY STATE OF THE STATE

Onslaught from Mafia ---- Something dirty in offing.

The Military is under pressure like never before.
The once mighty lion is now beleaguered, brought to it's knees, bled by a thousand little cuts ministered by the rapacious political wolves and their minions.
Confused, defensive, apologetic.
Zardari has cut a deal, he turned out to be too wily, too well linked up internationally to be taken to task.
That despite an Uzair Baloch in custody, and millions in unexplained properties worldwide.No NAB case nor JIT for him!
In closed door meetings he drops hints and names, impishly winks, gives knowing half smiles, leaves sentences hanging, loud conspirational whispers during telephone calls implying that a "certain person" or somebody from "The Institution" is on the other side. 'They' watch helplessly and silently as this sorry charade plays out in slow motion.
He deliberately and consciously creates a sense of high confidentiality in small and large groups, swearing all to secrecy about what they overheard or what he told them, knowing fully well that it'll travel far and wide, quicker than a hot knife through butter.
And yet the Army, unable to adequately grapple and deal with a Sharif on the rampage, far from realizing the dangers, shies away from opening a second front.
The Supreme Court has ereed and failed, not being strong enough and capable enough to do what is right under the law and the Constitution. And that is to mete out justice to all and sundry, especially the high and mighty. They have been slow, they have been divided, they have blundered.
Justice delayed is justice denied. They have collectively denied, betrayed, let down and abandoned the helpless masses.
Serious is the drafting of two key constitutional amendments impacting the Army and the Superior Judiciary in months to come.
These are planned to be presented and passed by the PMLN government, after getting a majority in the forthcoming Senate elections and prior to dissolution of the assemblies before the next general elections.
The first is about the appointment of Judges and their retirement age.
The amendment proposes to reconstitute the Judicial commission and take away its power to appoint judges.
The new Judicial Commission will comprise the Chief Justice, Minister of Law, other law officers of the government plus parliamentarians, comprising government and opposition members, proportionally based on their assembly strength.
Under the planned amendment, the incumbent Chief Justice will only have authority to recommend a roster of names and the Judicial Commission, by majority vote, will approve names before forwarding to the President for appointment.
The proposed amendment will also do away with the seniority rule, whereby currently the senior most judge is automatically elevated to become Chief Justice. In future the Judicial Commission, again by majority vote, will chose any person from amongst the Judges, they deem fit to become the Chief Justice.
In summary, the ruling party, in this case rhe PMLN, will have total power to appoint judges.
But the second change is what will completely change the current makeup of the Supreme Court during the incumbency of the current government!
This amendment to article 179 aims to reduce the retirement ages of the Judges and the Chief Justice from 65 to 60.
What is seriously questionable, are the very evil and nefarious designs, behind such moves and attempts to amend these clauses, and even more importantly, why now!
Hypothetically were this amendment to pass, by say early March, the Supreme Court would be immediately wiped clean of the following Judges who will automatically retire being over 60 years of age.
1. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar.
2. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.
3. Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan.
4. Justice Gulzar Ahmed.
5. Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed.
Then the new Judicial Commission will appoint a Chief Justice of its choice and fill the vacancies with Nawaz toadies.
What a really neat Constitutional Coup! And we are headed that way!
Imagine the horrors and the terrible consequences of such a nightmarish scenario, for Pakistan, for our already shaky rule of Law and for our indecisive Superior Judiciary!
Over the last 10 years judiciary has at least somewhat attempted to become an independent institution, working to wipe the scars on its honour and mete out evenhanded justice. Granted they're certainly not perfect.Pakistan cannot allow this wholescale destruction of our Superior Judiciary into becoming Patwaris once again.
The second "Shubkhoon" ia planned on the office of the Army Chief and other two Chiefs of the Air Force and the Navy by taking away their authority to promote officers to two and three star ranks, make key command and staff appointments and limit their authority of command over their respective institutions.
Here's the plan being cooked in The Devil's Workshop"
1. The three Armed forces Chiefs will no longer be members of the National Security Committe. They will be represented by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Currently Gen. Zubair Hayat.
2. Promotions to all two star and three star ranks, Maj. Gen, Lt. Gen, Air Vice Marshal, Air Marshal, Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral, will be vested in the National Security Committee of which CJSC will be but one member! And by majority vote, which will rest with civilians!
3. All Principal Staff Officer and Corps Commander and similar Air Force and Naval appointments will be made by the National Security Committee.
4. DG ISI will be appointed by the National Security Committee.
5. ISI and ISPR will report directly to CJSC.
6. The Corps Commander Conferences and similar conferences in the Air Force and Navy, will be presided over by the CJSC and Minister of Defence.
A complete destruction of the only two institutions that have survived the savagery of our peculiar brand of democracy, And the only two that stand between total loot, plunder, pillage anarchy and ultimate disintegration.
Politicians are hell bent to destroy any institution in Pakistan, perhaps even the country, and go to any lengths to accumulate wealth and retain power.
No one today remembers how the hungry Zardari raped and crippled the Steel Mills with brute vengeance soon after becoming President. Or how grieviously the nation has been weakened and wounded by that horror, the 18th amendment.
In his attempt to destroy the Judiciary and the Army, they stand united and increasingly brazen attempts such as Memogate attempt via Haqqani and the infamous Dawn Leak by Tariq Fatemi- both lamentably remained unpunished by a hesitant army.
Lest we forget our estranged ally certainly has major "assets" within our government at key places.
Many a Quisling such as the sly pygmie Aizaz Chaudry in DC will do the needful. In fact he continues to play a singular role in whispering poison into key American ears against our Military at the behest of his mentor, promoter and benefactor Tariq Fatemi.
Justice Saqib Nisar and Gen. Bajwa!
Gentlemen, you both have been duly forewarned!
Weakness begets but more attack.
-As Received-

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Citizen Engagement in Development Planning for Village and Neighbourhood Councils

@akdn
Putting local communities at the centre of their own development means that interventions will be directly relevant to their needs, and contribute to long-term sustainability. 
#AKDN currently supports 123 grasssroots Village Development Organisations in Cabo Delgado,

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Self Reliance is a big part of the ethics on which #AKDN is built.
To help these organisations become effective and self-reliant, AKDN offers resources and training for essential administrative skills such as record-keeping, accounting and methods of good governance. It also helps communities to lobby for change by working in collaboration with other villages when liaising with the government.
Constitutional obligations of voluntary leadership applicable to all tiers (including LC):
5.6©   Analyze fundamental problems confronting the Jamat and their relationship to underlying trends in the national and international development process, and set short range and long range goals for the Jamat.

WEBCAST:

"Societies can best strengthen themselves by mobilizing their own dynamic forces rather than relying on external support and direction." Imam has desired REORIENTATION since 2002; I have so far not succeeded in influencing the mindset of local leadership as well as institutions towards this direction, read and listen to this in the DJ webcast:

 https://soundcloud.com/hisamullah7/new-recording-file5


Towards understanding
https://hisamullahbeg.blogspot.com/2017/06/civil-society-learning-material-energy.html

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
GB:     https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1359431604075389&set=a.609120032439887.1073741828.100000256889281&type=3&theater

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MARC TV Episode 8 The Khoja Documentary



I hope they become more convinced about the more relevant beliefs now available through the new TALIM curriculum rather than the "DAS AVTAR" scripture compiled by Pir Saddruddin or Wajh-e-Din compiled by Pir Nasir-e-Khisraw.


Secondary curriculum is not available in Pakistan despite the unquestioned importance. I suggest it must be made available on line to overcome stated difficulties in importing hard copies. Adverse effects of national curriculum on students can be reduced only through making this TALIM curriculum/books available to every home and REC without further loss of time. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEJBEewr0gs

Monday, August 28, 2017

KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY INITIATIVE

Diamond Jubilee
KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY INITIATIVE - Life Long Learning Centers for Developing Human Resources through free World Class Education at the Doorsteps

In the digital age world class education as well as skills are universally accessible as such depending on BRICK and MORTAR facilities of questionable standards will fail to prepare competitive HR for a global world. There is definite need for reorientation towards methods and facilities made accessible by technology. Readers can visit the following post to get a better idea of my advocacy:
https://hisamullahbeg.blogspot.com/2016/12/every-home-unique-world-class.html

This community based self-help project has been initiated to provide world class education/skills, from ECD to UNIVERSITY, as well as free medical cover to all populations in our region. I expect that many of you will participate in this endeavor through the LSO/VO/WO/Government sponsored schools and health units of various descriptions located close to your home.

"It is quite clear that both in India and Pakistan we have to find now a much more vigorous solution to the problems of education, and there are problems not only in access because the figures are very large indeed; it is also an issue of quality, and it probably is going to become an issue of curriculum. There is a national curriculum in all these situations and you have to teach the national curriculum, but there are additional needs in my view to educate the Jamat which need to be offered in our school system so that our children will be better equipped for the decades ahead. That is one priority issue we need to look at." 28TH NOVEMBER 2002.

MOOCS Are Transforming Education in India

Saying “MOOCs have taken India by storm” would be an understatement; anyone with an internet connection can now access free university classes from Harvard, Stanford, MIT to India’s own IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology) and ISB (Indian School of Business). Access to higher education in India will no longer be bound by arduous entrance exams, limits on student enrollment, or the availability of money and time.
Thanks to these advances in India specifically  IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology) and ISB (Indian School of Business), have made majority of these courses also available to every home in our region freely through the satellite receiver Breathing Life Into Outdated Curriculum - these can easily be recorded on a USB at one receiving station e.g. at the idea demonstration station at my home in Hunza and distributed to all desirous of acquiring compatible knowledge and skills in a global world.

DIAMOND JUBILEE GOALS – 11th July 2017;
1. Poverty alleviation.
2. Stabilization and strengthening of institutions.
3. Improvement in education from early childhood to tertiary education.
4. Improvement in infra-structure particularly water and energy.

ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY:

“This endeavor was based on the ever increasing appreciation that the social change and the improvement in the quality of life of the various communities around the world is driven by capacities of civil society. Increasingly the role of the governments is expected to be an abler for the civil society to grow positively. Fortunately in many of the countries where the Jamat is living public and private sectors recognize the need and benefit to integrate the civil society and it is within that context since the last ten years the AKDN has expanded its activities.”
“An important facet of modern development thinking is that societies can best strengthen themselves by mobilizing their own dynamic forces rather than relying on external support and direction.”
"The AKDN because of multiplicity of its activities in economics, health, education, cultural activities and others is exceptionally well placed to enhance the development of civil society in many countries of the world. It is led by generous men and women who offer their competencies and their time, many without any compensation so as to contribute to the improvement of quality of life in their societies. These initiatives draw support from our as well as other communities and institutions and their outcomes are measured against best practices. Both measuring device and optimization of performance are key contributors to positive outcomes, thus I wish to thank them today all those who have contributed and are contributing to our actions in various parts of the world through various entities and to say how much I admire and am grateful for their work."

Multifaceted Proposal towards “Knowledge Society”:

Many of the VO/WOs in our region have savings running into a few million each. Rs. 50,000/00 safe investment in a project doable in seven days can be accomplished to provide electricity for 3 to 4 hours each day and a single distant learning/telemedicine station to a cluster of ten households. Idea demonstration project running in Khurukushal Khan WO under BRSO since 2013. This can be replicated in each of WO/VO without waiting for external inputs.



Anti Narcotics Drive

Brig (Retd) Hisamullah Beg SI(M) P.O. Karimabad, Baltit, Hunza District. Gilgit
Telephone: 457080
No. PF/11131
23 August 2017
To: Inspector General of Police
Government of GB
Subject: An Appeal for Enforcement of Law

Dear Sir,

 It was a memorable experience to hear your views on this topic. I am pleased to share a year 2002 attempt in which a number of government agencies had given a very encouraging paper response as you can gauge from the following list of correspondence:
a. Government of Pakistan Office of the Inspector General of Police Northern Areas Gilgit No.IGP-CR.1(21)/1054-60/02 dated 01-08-02.
b. Formation Monitoring and Coordination cell care of HQ Artillery FCNA Care of Field Postal Unit-5 no. 222/49/FMCC dated 3 Aug 2002.
c. Office of the Assistant Commissioner Hunza No. Misc-2669-74/99 dated 26th July, 2002.

Regrettably the ground situation in 2017 is no different from what was shared through this communication. Your discussions have given me a new ray of hope that community efforts will find a truly motivated custodian of law.
With best hopes for timely actions in the matter.

Your's sincerely.

Copy for Information:
Governor GB
Chief Minister GB
Deputy Commissioner Hunza
SP Anti-narcotics
Chief Executive Northern Areas (Minister for Kashmir Affairs)
Force Commander Northern Areas

Brig (Retd) Hisamullah Beg SI(M) P.O. Karimabad, Baltit, Hunza District. Gilgit
Telephone: 457080 No. PF/11131
19 Jul 2002


To: The Chief Secretary NAs Gilgit
Subject: An Appeal For Enforcement Of Law (President Order No. 4 Of 1979) On Prohibition Of Intoxicants/Narcotics In Northern Pakistan.

Dear Sir.

As a socially conscious and responsible citizen, I feel deeply concerned about the widespread and unchecked currency of the substances in the region. It is submitted that manufacture, trade and use of intoxicants/narcotics of various descriptions have gained such proportions that the fate of future generations of the area are obviously at stake. Dis-coordinated efforts at community level have proved ineffective for following reasons:

Intoxicants were being smuggled from China/other regions; thanks to the recent measures taken by the Central government, for the time being this source is somewhat under control.

Some influential personalities/government servants of the region are in league with the manufacturers and active in blunting the efforts of officials at lower ladders. Honest government servants feel harassed to take any effective steps to enforce the law of the land on the topic.

There has been little interaction between the administration and the civil society to evolve a joint strategy to combat this menace.

There are damaging perceptions within the society that those responsible to combat the narcotics have developed tolerance due to obvious material advantage and possible share in the monetary benefits.

There is another perception that the government has also developed a soft corner for the use of liquor as a method in attracting foreign tourists to the region, thereby adding to the national economy.
In parts of Gilgit and Ghizar districts a campaign has been revived to sensitize the population about the ill-effects/religious injunctions on the topic and to prepare a ground for cooperation with the government in controlling this menace.

It is therefore solicited that all concerned agencies responsible for controlling this menace be reinvigorated; delinquent influentials and officials blunted/punished for their attempts in acting as shields for the manufacturers/traders/smugglers. An obvious starting step would involve issuing notices to some of the hotels which have indulged brazenly on providing attractive venues for this trade.

I hope and pray that you would take all possible steps to control and in fact, to eradicate this menace to the society and future generations. Of course I'll continue vigorously in motivating the communities as well as monitoring consistently.

Copy of this letter is also being sent to other responsible officials/community leaders for necessary information and action throughout Northern Pakistan.

With best hopes for timely actions in the matter. Your's sincerely.
Copy for Information:
Deputy Chief Executive NAs
IG Police NAs
Deputy Commissioner Hunza
SP Anti-narcotics
Chief Executive Northern Areas (Minister for Kashmir Affairs)
Force Commander Northern Areas

Thursday, June 22, 2017

CIVIL SOCIETY LEARNING MATERIAL – ENERGY STARVATION IN HUNZA

1.                 The Quran:
Saheeh International
١١  لَهُ مُعَقِّبَاتٌ مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ يَحْفَظُونَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِ اللَّهِ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ ۗ وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ سُوءًا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ ۚ وَمَا لَهُمْ مِنْ دُونِهِ مِنْ وَالٍ
11  He has a succession; before him and behind him, protecting him by Allah's command. Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change what is within themselves. And if Allah wills any hardship for a people, there is no turning it back; and apart from Him they have no protector.
 [13:11]
Iqbal  
2. TARGETS FOR AKRSP/LSOs:         
a.     TARGET ONE: In twenty five years’ time span, improve the economic conditions so that populations in Northern areas and Chitral can meet the ever increasing costs of health and education and also become SELF SUSTAINING.
b.    TARGET TWO. Groom indigenous leadership capable of establishing democracy, (pre-requisite for meritocracy and pluralism) and also capable of planning for a better quality of life for their future without external inputs.
c.     TARGET THREE: Facilitate establishment of Knowledge Society in the Program Area (included in 2003).
3.     “I think I am fortunate to be able to talk to you about serious issues and for you to understand to position the Jamat correctly for the next decades where I would like the Jamat to be, Insha-Allah, in the world in 10 years, 15 years, 20 years.”  13 December 2008.
4.  “The conviction that home-grown intellectual leadership of exceptional caliber is the best driver of society’s future development,”........ "In sum, I believe that Civil Society is one of the most powerful forces in our time, one that will become an increasingly universal influence, engulfing more countries, influencing, reshaping and sometimes even replacing ineffective regimes." also specific to energy: “The energy challenge – here and elsewhere – will require a multi-faceted response, including bold innovations in the way we both produce and consume energy... Hydroelectric power fulfills that goal. It is ‘clean’ energy – advancing sustainable development while minimising its environmental impact.”  
5.   Guidelines on how to organize and operate: Well illustrated
 civil society learning material.   guideline booklets. 
6.   Available Resources towards investment:
Village Organization (VO/ WO) saving scheme
NOTE: As per published policy, councils are LSOs as well.
DIAMONDJUBILEE GOALS – 11th July 2017;
“This endeavor was based on the ever increasing appreciation that the social change and the improvement in the quality of life of the various communities around the world is driven by capacities of civil society. Increasingly the role of the governments is expected to be an enabler for the civil society to grow positively. Fortunately in many of the countries where the Jamat is living public and private sectors recognize the need and benefit to integrate the civil society and it is within that context since the last ten years the AKDN has expanded its activities.”
“An important facet of modern development thinking is that societies can best strengthen themselves by mobilizing their own dynamic forces rather than relying on external support and direction.”
"The AKDN because of multiplicity of its activities in economics, health, education, cultural activities and others is exceptionally well placed to enhance the development of civil society in many countries of the world. It is led by generous men and women who offer their competencies and their time, many without any compensation so as to contribute to the improvement of quality of life in their societies. These initiatives draw support from our as well as other communities and institutions and their outcomes are measred against best practices. Both measuring device and optimization of performance are key contributors to positive outcomes, thus I wish to thank them today all those who have contributed and are contributing to our actions in various parts of the world through various entities and to say how much I admire and grateful for their work."

Civil Society

The term “civil society” refers to the range of actors and organisations in society which are 
(i) nongovernmental and 
(ii) not-for-profit. 
Such organisations will have diverse forms, goals and purposes, but all have the potential to improve the quality of life of the citizens in the countries where they operate. NGOs are understood as a sub-set of civil society characterised by size, development orientation, formality, and reliance on foreign funding.
The overall goal AKDN is trying to achieve through this programme is seeking to ensure that over time there are a sufficient number of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in quality, geographic distribution, and spectrum of activities so that “civil society,” as a component of society at large, has an unmistakable positive impact on the quality of life for significant segments of the national population.
"Civil society is powered by private energies, committed to the public good. It draws on the ancient, classical link between democracy and the publicly-committed citizen. '
Civil society, particularly indigenous NGOs, must play a central role in promoting good governance and accountability.
But to be effective, NGOs must be well-run and well-governed themselves. They must operate under a code of ethics and governance that stresses accountability so that resources are not wasted. They must also have a quantifiable impact on development challenges, as measured against well-recognised indicators, such as infant and maternal mortality, literacy and the reduction in the incidence of disease. Increasing community participation is also vital to progress.
To help these organisations become effective and self-reliant, AKDN offers resources and training for essential administrative skills such as record-keeping, accounting and methods of good governance. It also helps communities to lobby for change by working in collaboration with other villages when liaising with the government.

Stabilization and strengthening of institutions. Organize and operate in accordance with these guidelines (Civil Society Learning Material).


The AKDN Civil Society Programme has produced a series of internal booklets to help those involved with AKDN agencies to acquire the skills they need to build and strengthen effective civil society organisations (CSOs).
There are basically four types of institutions for whom these booklets are intended:
1. The Jamati Institutions: National Councils, ITREB, GRB, NCAB, and EPB 
2. The Boards of the Service Companies – AKHS, AKES, AKPBS
3. Associations set up by the Service Companies or by other AKDN agencies to support the purposes of their programme – such as PTAs, school management committees, nurses associations, midwives associations, teachers associations, tenants associations
4. CSOs outside AKDN agencies which support their purposes
All such organisations involve people who have committed themselves to improving the society in which they live by what they do and how they behave. Commitment and voluntarism may, however, not be enough for an effective organisation – specific organisational skills are needed as well. And these skills can be learnt.
The following booklets are also available in this series:
1. Problems in Managing Organisations
2. Skills in Managing Organisations
3. Improving Management
4. The Board and its Functions
5. Organisational Structures and Systems
6. Managing People and their Work
7. Managing Finance
8. Building a More Civil Society
NOTE:   Constitutional obligations of voluntary leadership applicable to all tiers (including LC):
5.6©   Analyze fundamental problems confronting the Jamat and their relationship to underlying trends in the national and international development process, and set short range and long range goals for the Jamat.
"societies can best strengthen themselves by mobilizing their own dynamic forces rather than relying on external support and direction." Imam has desired REORIENTATION since 2002, I have so far not succeeded in influencing the mindset of local leadership as well as institutions towards this direction, read and listen to this in the DJ webcast:
 https://soundcloud.com/hisamullah7/new-recording-file5

I hope you will help Imam.

Awareness-Campaign.Doc
CHRONOLOGY-OF-GUIDANCE-SINCE-1987.Doc
DIAMOND-JUBILEE-GOALS.Doc

My analysis is more relevant to Pakistan and in no way deals globally. The thematic guidance I shared is also in relation to the specific guidance for institutions in Pakistan. The four DJ goals have global implications yet more relevant to the rural populations in the Asian and African region.
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