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    Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

    Power corridor are still go through from GHQ.... Every civilian government bow to COAS... An ordinary officer or spokesperson can challenge the notification of elected PM of Pakistan.


    Who is at the helm of affairs in Pakistan? Every single sane person knows it. It is a fact that the civilian governments in Pakistan are always dependent on the defence establishment’s mandate rather than the mandate of the masses.

    As per the Constitution of Pakistan every democratic government is answerable to the people of Pakistan. But in reality they are actually answerable to the GHQ. Iskander Mirza, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Muhammad Khan Junejo, Benazir Bhutto, Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif were all dictated by GHQ and whenever they tried to resist they were thrown out of power or were cut to size, thus striving all the time for the completion of their terms instead of focusing on good governance.
    Every single Prime Minister in Pakistan can only do their job smoothly if they completely surrender authority in the matter of defence, interior strategic decisions and foreign policy. It means the rules for civilian governments are already decided and they have been told to go by the book, not to cross the red lines defined by the defence establishment. This makes it a “state within a state”, who instead of ruling the country from the front, prefers to use politicians and civilian governments to implement its decision and exercise power.

    If any elected Prime Minister refuses to be dictated to or tries to assert his authority in the matters pertaining to defence and foreign policies they have to face the music. Zulfikar Bhutto was hanged, Benazir and Nawaz Sharif exiled. Till date not even a single Prime Minister in the history of Pakistan has been able to complete their five year term.
    In the modern age, the defence establishment cannot impose martial law as it is not accepted by the global players and also results in restrictions and cuts in aid from the United States and Europe. The defence establishment, therefore, came up with the new doctrine of ruling the country from behind the scenes through installing a puppet civilian or making a democratic government weak.
    But it went all wrong when Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto countered their power and challenged their narrative by joining hands. Benazir Bhutto was eliminated in mysterious and suspicious circumstances and it was left to Nawaz Sharif to challenge the authority of the defence establishment on these matters and to shift the balance of power in favour of civilian governments. The day he turned against the establishment, he was challenged, and even now is on the brink of being ousted for the third time from power.
    The famous news gate also known as the “Dawn Leaks” inquiry’s commission report was handed over to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and he issued a notification and dismissed his close aide Tariq Fatemi and Principal Information Officer Rao Tehseen. It appeared that this rift of news leaks was over and Sharif was at last having a good time with the current defence establishment. But all of a sudden the Director General of Inter Services Relations, ISPR, tweeted that they rejected the notification. The tone of the tweet was so humiliating that it created the impression of someone telling his employee that he is not happy with his work, thus rejecting his proposal and recommendations.


    Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor @OfficialDGISPR
    Notification on Dawn Leak is incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the Inquiry Board. Notification is rejected.
    4:52 AM - 29 Apr 2017


    As per the Constitution of Pakistan, the Army is a subordinate institution of the Government of Pakistan and works under the supervision of the Prime Minister. Article 243 (1) of the Constitution of Pakistan states that: “The Federal Government shall have control and command of the Armed Forces.” Contrary to this, an officer of the subordinate institution tweeted that “Notification on Dawn Leak is incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the Inquiry Board. Notification is rejected.” This tweet actually shows a glimpse as to how weak and inferior civil governments are and that the real master running the show is the defence establishment. It also proves the bitter fact that no matter how heavy the mandate the people give to politicians to rule the country, the weight of the guns and boots is always heavier than the weight of the mandate given by the voters.
    As expected this tweet from ISPR shook the government, news and media outlets giving special coverage to this tweet, considering it a message from the Pakistani mighty establishment to the Prime Minister. Opposition political parties commended and lauded the tweet and demanded the Dawn Leaks report. The masses generally bought that Sharif is a security risk for the country.
    This habit of declaring someone a traitor or a risk to a national security, actually shows our collective psychology of liking dictatorship in every domain of life and believing in a self created paradox. As individuals we love to dictate the decisions in our family lives, our jobs, business, etc; we hate criticism and this individual authoritarianism gives birth to a collective mindset of worshipping dictatorship, resulting in a mindset that can easily be influenced by the propaganda based on self-created nationalist euphoria and love for the defence establishment.
    This matter of the Dawn Leaks could have been handed smoothly, had there been any intention from the defence establishment, as the chief of Army staff could have conveyed a personal message to the defence minister or even Prime Minister that his colleagues are having objections on the notification issued by Nawaz Sharif, hence, the PM should address their concerns. But instead of doing that, a tweet was chosen to show dissent that was not only rejecting the notification issued by the Prime Minister but was actually, in a sense, challenging his authority to govern.
    The timing of this message is also important as the current government is already confronted with a hostile opposition and an establishment backed movement. In this pre placed situation watching the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) taking sides with the establishment and calling Sharif a threat to national security is agonising. Both Zulfikar Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto were declared security risks by the establishment at the time, so it was expected that at least the People’s Party should stand against this self created delusional “threat” to national security propaganda of the defence establishment.
    Coming back to the issue, if one buys this agreement that the “Dawn Leaks” was a national security breach then the question arises with regard to the invasion of US troops in Abbottabad and the killing of Osama bin Laden. If there was not a security breach on the part of defence institutions, what was Osama bin Laden doing there? And how come US troops breached all security layers? Was not the massacre of Army Public School children in Peshawar the negligence of security agencies? The Kargil misadventure that almost led to a nuclear war between Pakistan and India was not a blunder on the part of the defence institutions? Musharraf‘s safe exit to a foreign land was not a breach of national interest? Not even a single tweet was posted on these matters by ISPR, nor a single core commander conference held to settle these issues and fix the responsibility on the culprits.
    The Dawn Leaks is just an ordinary issue of leaking news to a journalist and it happens everywhere on a regular basis. But the debacle of the 1971 East Pakistan separation was a matter of national interest, the Hamoodur Rahman Commission’s report on the tragedy was never made public, nor even a single General was held accountable for the tragedy. In fact Yahya Khan, the then Army Chief who was responsible for the Fall of Dhaka, was buried in the national flag with full protocol.
    American soldiers’ operation in Abbottabad was a real national security breach, but not even a single General offered to resign nor was the inquiry report on the incident made public. In the case of the Dawn Leaks, Pervaiz Rashid the ex information minister, Tariq Fatemi the advisor to the PM on foreign affairs and Rao Tehseen, the Prime Minister’s principal secretary have been fired, just because they were civilians and tried to challenge the defence establishment status quo. Not to forget Mushahid Ullah Khan, a close aid of Sharif and a senior politician who was forced to resign from his ministry when he gave a statement to the BBC that the government has proof that Imran Khan‘s sit-in protest of Islamabad was sponsored by a few Generals from the Pakistani Army.
    When the people involved in the Kargil mishap, in the Abbottabad incident and in imposing martial law in Pakistan will be brought to justice, is a question that will always remain unanswered. Defining “national interest” and “patriotism and treason” authority, can never be given to a single institution nor can it be accepted. The defence establishment needs to understand that by creating a State within a State they are actually weakening the civil institutions. Countries always progress on the back of strong civilian institutions not on the back of weapons or mighty military force. The process of hijacking the mandate of the electorates with the might of Guns and Boots needs to be stopped.

    Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state
    Last edited by mahool; May 3, 2017, 11:51 AM.

    #2
    Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

    why is it a new thread?
    Attitude is more important than facts.
    "Life is 10% what happens to us..and 90% of how we react to it"

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      #3
      Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

      I also want to share an interesting video from a very good writer and poet.

      80s saw Faiz Ahmed Ahmed against Zia...

      Atif Tauqeer is one those poet... who has courage to speak against wrong doing.

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        #4
        Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

        Originally posted by SID_NY View Post
        why is it a new thread?
        Topic is state within state.

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          #5
          Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

          No its the same subject. Unless there is any other reason it should be merged.
          Attitude is more important than facts.
          "Life is 10% what happens to us..and 90% of how we react to it"

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            #6
            Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

            Originally posted by SID_NY View Post
            No its the same subject. Unless there is any other reason it should be merged.
            Subject is different.. Though it has a source from dawn leaks. Why don't you think that State within State is not another subject ... could not derive from tweet made by ISPR.
            This article does not say ... who is at fault but discussing different subject not the aspect. Please read first post and then let me know your understanding.

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              #7
              Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

              Originally posted by SID_NY View Post
              why is it a new thread?
              Topic is different but the subject matter is same. This should be merged with your thread or your thread be merged with this thread.

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                #8
                Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

                Originally posted by Sachaydino View Post
                Topic is different but the subject matter is same. This should be merged with your thread or your thread be merged with this thread.
                Itan israr... chalin merge karain... I will post another thread and make subject different.

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                  #9
                  Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

                  1st attempt for martial law was in 1951 by Gen Akbar, it was unsuccessful and later the then PM Liaqat Ali Khan was murdered...no body knew by who!!! Strange isnt it!! A PM was shot in broad day light and world's best intelligence agency cannot get to murderers...

                  Since then, the sitting PM knows he is on the mercy of COAs, if he do not abide, he can be shot, hanged or sent to exile...

                  And i would only blame politicians for this loss, they dont stand united, they back-stab each other...whoever is in govt cries about and the same guy when in opposition runs to GHQ to topple the govt...

                  Right now, despite the weaknesses of NS, Pakistan have turned into better place compare to 2013 and despite all the short-comings of Zardari, Pakistan was better placed in 2013 compared to 2008...

                  But Pakistan went down the hill during 1999-2008 , but still we dont have shortage of genious persons who thinks that Pakistan can only be saved by the military rule / intervention..

                  Even they know that, "they" also have good idea that if this civilian govt continue to grow...then they have to go back barracks...and their role and duties will be monitored...who want that to happen!
                  Last edited by hanibal; May 4, 2017, 06:45 AM.
                  For Religion, we'll fight, kill & die but will never follow it, where's the fun in that!

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                    #10
                    Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

                    Originally posted by mahool View Post
                    Topic is state within state.
                    The notification that was rejected by ISPR has also since been rejected by Tariq Fatemi, Rao Tehseen, and now Pervez Rashid as well. So any reason for bouncing around on the ISPR tweet, and not mentioning the others?
                    The Thread Killer!

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                      #11
                      Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

                      Originally posted by Silaaj View Post
                      The notification that was rejected by ISPR has also since been rejected by Tariq Fatemi, Rao Tehseen, and now Pervez Rashid as well. So any reason for bouncing around on the ISPR tweet, and not mentioning the others?
                      Tariq Fatmi was sacked so as a common man he can do this & Rao was put out so he is nothing to mind but our paid servant ISPR or anyone serving has no right to reject
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                        #12
                        Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

                        This Dawn Leaks probably involves Dr. Dar and Her Highness Princess Mariyam, that is why the report has to be tampered/changed by hiding their names to avoid any legal action.
                        Allah Se Karay Door To Taleeem Bhee Fitna, Imlak Bhee Aulad Bhee Jagir Bhee Fitna, Nahaq Kay Liye Uthay To Shamsheer Bhee Fitna, Shamsheer Hee Kiya Naar-e-Takbeer Bhee Fitna
                        (Allama Iqbal)

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                          #13
                          Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

                          Asal Khabar to kabhi aaiay gi hi naheen
                          Aur 'Dawn' ki khabar main kia rakha tha
                          پتہ پتہ بوٹا بوٹا حال ہمارا جانے ہے
                          جانےنہ جانےگل ہی نہ جانےباغ توساراجانےہے

                          آخر خبر کیسے روکتے...؟ کیا جنرل ضیاء اور جنرل ایوب کی طرح پرویزرشید صحافی کو جیل میں ڈال کر کوڑے مارتے اور اخبار بند کرا دیتے؟؟؟ #GeoNews

                          https://twitter.com/geonews_urdu/sta...20266956218368

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                            #14
                            Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

                            when will this topi drama end, if at all ?

                            taking forever but nothing happening
                            Go Main Raha Raheen-e-Sitam Haae Rozgaar
                            Lekin Tere Khayaal Se Ghaafil Nahin Raha

                            (Ghalib)

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                              #15
                              Re: Dawn Leaks: A tweet that underscored the state within a state

                              Dirty , cheap 12 pass tactics


                              Police register unusual report against PM
                              Report registered against PM for allegedly provoking people against the Pakistan Army.

                              Someone dared to write

                              ٹوئیٹر کا یہ استعمال بالکل غلط ہے | Dunya Pakistan
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                              Last edited by Anwer Pasha; May 5, 2017, 04:43 AM.

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