"Women in Karak have been prohibited from leaving their homes without a mahram due to the reason that they spread vulgarity and distract men during the holy month. Perhaps, a better way of ensuring that these weak-willed men stay chaste would be for the primitives to blindfold themselves and stay in their homes. Evidently, women do not suffer from any such inclinations when they head out to the store to purchase groceries; it is only the men who become overwhelmed by uncontrollable urges. It makes perfect sense that they should also be the ones to take precautions.

Women are still treated as second class citizens in Pakistan and their space is severely restricted in the rural areas each day. Rape victims are treated as adulterers and girls dancing in the rain in their own home are murdered because their video brought dishonour to their step-brother. Why is the honour of men so fragile and so easily undermined? Many women, who have had acid thrown on their faces, somehow find the will to carry on.”

A very well written article about the situation of women in Pakistan. I am forever disgusted by how these men believe in honour killings - like is it easier for you to slaughter your own women rather than just look the other way!? Seriously now!?

Democracy? Or Elected Dictatorship?

There is no such thing as a real democracy. There is no such thing as fair elections.

Everywhere, a certain kind of influence of a stronger, more powerful party over election committees.

We are all always going to be slaves to patriarchy. The only difference is, where we have no choice but to accept the government in a kingdom and such, in a democracy, we are made to think we are actually getting a say in who becomes our leader, when in fact it is already decided and the whole political campaigns is just entertainment put forth for us.

Freedom does not come without a fight. If we see rigging happen in front of our eyes, we need to speak up. We need to resist the government being forced on us against our freewill. That is the only way to get a thing as remotely close to true democracy in our nations. There is no other way.

Proud For The Very First Time

I’m proud of Pakistan. For once, they showed they have had enough and they are not going to sit back and swallow any more bullshit being fed to them. 

We are not just demanding fair reelection, we are demanding the end of corruption, we are demanding freedom, we are demanding our rights granted to us by nature.

We are demanding the eradication of goons who run our cities and provinces like dictators, we want MQM destroyed and kicked out of their reign on Sindh. We want a just and fair authority - one we love, one we respect, one that makes us proud to call ourselves Pakistanis. 

The peaceful protests proved it - PTI’s supporters are educated, civilized, and humane - in addition to being courageous going onto streets where they know they could be killed any moment for asking for fairness.

Pakistan is awake, Pakistan is ready for change. We will fight till we get our reelection, we will fight till we fairly get Imran Khan elected, we will fight till each and every oppressor in Karachi is out, never to return to create chaos ever again. We made Altaf Hussein crack and expose his thuggery dictatorship. Now, we use that against him.

Thank you for making me accept belonging to a nation that isn’t as coward as I always thought it to be. You proved today you are fearless in the face of illiterate leadership. Keep on rising. Keep on resisting.

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."

— Abraham Lincoln.

Boycott Geo

Boycott Geo for its lies.

Boycott Geo for selling out.

Boycott Geo for misleading the nation.

Boycott Geo for abusing its media power.

Boycott Geo for airing the poisonous Nawaz Sharif’s victory speech BEFORE the rigged election results were even through.

Boycott Geo for supporting a terrible future for Pakistan.

Boycott Geo for taking away our freedom.

hassan:

Imran Khan is far worse than Nawaz Sharif
I hate Nawaz Sharif but I genuinely feel that Imran Khan would have been worse for Pakistan and that PTI would only have led Pakistan into further misery. If this seems strange to you then read on…
Every generation or so people get fed up of the dictatorial status quo in the Muslim world and a ‘reformer’ comes along. He seems fresh, free of the taint of the previous regime, arguing against corruption. He promises change and even uses some Islamic slogans. However the ‘reformer’ does not promise to implement Islam in its entirety and few push him too hard to do so. As the hopes of his people fall upon his shoulders he rides a wave of optimism to victory. However, his inevitable failure (because anything other than 100% Islam will always fail in the Muslim world as history proves beyond doubt) does far more damage to the work for lasting change than the old guard (of tyrants that the ‘reformer’ replaced) could ever manage. This is because his failure makes ordinary people feel they’ve entered a cheap struggle and lose hope in the possibility of change. They become cynical.
Often the ‘reformer’ turns out to be worse in some important way than the previous tyrant because his Western backers have a close link to him and it later transpires that he was installed by powerful nations to ensure he ‘managed’ the anger of the people and channelled the sincere effort so that it would never produce change or challenge Western interests. He is new to the role and requires more external support than the previous regime and finds it harder to push back against his masters.
While the examples vary in the details these principles apply throughout the Muslim world for the last few centuries. A ‘reformer’ comes along on a wave of hype to replace the old regime promising change, ends up even more oppressive/inept/corrupt than the guy he replaced and people lose hope. All of this has happened repeatedly from Gamal Abdul Nasser, Bassar al-Assad, Ayatollah Khomeini, Yasser Arafat etc. This also helps to partially explain how Obama won on a platform of change as people grew unhappy with the Bush Doctrine but is responsible for more deaths and drone attacks than Bush himself.
This should also explain why Imran Khan is such a waste of space and he would have been worse for Pakistan than Nawaz Sharif. Sharif is a donkey of course and no one should be happy that he is in charge but Imran Khan would have been far worse if history is any sort of guide.
And Allah SWT is the Source of all Strength

Interesting observation. But as the end of time come closer, Quran and Hadith both equally note and stress how corruption and the uneducated will rise to power, how ignorance will be widespread and knowledge will be lifted off earth as the good people continue to die at the hands of evil.There are examples of good change in history as well - such as that of Abraham Lincoln and Malcolm X, for instance. Both assissinated for doing the right thing, and Imran Khan faced similar attempts - failed though. Only true Islam may win, but it will only win when true Islam is in the hearts of the people as well. A leader will forever remain the true representation of the souls of his people, despite the elections being fair or unfair.

hassan:

Imran Khan is far worse than Nawaz Sharif

I hate Nawaz Sharif but I genuinely feel that Imran Khan would have been worse for Pakistan and that PTI would only have led Pakistan into further misery. If this seems strange to you then read on…

Every generation or so people get fed up of the dictatorial status quo in the Muslim world and a ‘reformer’ comes along. He seems fresh, free of the taint of the previous regime, arguing against corruption. He promises change and even uses some Islamic slogans. However the ‘reformer’ does not promise to implement Islam in its entirety and few push him too hard to do so. As the hopes of his people fall upon his shoulders he rides a wave of optimism to victory. However, his inevitable failure (because anything other than 100% Islam will always fail in the Muslim world as history proves beyond doubt) does far more damage to the work for lasting change than the old guard (of tyrants that the ‘reformer’ replaced) could ever manage. This is because his failure makes ordinary people feel they’ve entered a cheap struggle and lose hope in the possibility of change. They become cynical.

Often the ‘reformer’ turns out to be worse in some important way than the previous tyrant because his Western backers have a close link to him and it later transpires that he was installed by powerful nations to ensure he ‘managed’ the anger of the people and channelled the sincere effort so that it would never produce change or challenge Western interests. He is new to the role and requires more external support than the previous regime and finds it harder to push back against his masters.

While the examples vary in the details these principles apply throughout the Muslim world for the last few centuries. A ‘reformer’ comes along on a wave of hype to replace the old regime promising change, ends up even more oppressive/inept/corrupt than the guy he replaced and people lose hope. All of this has happened repeatedly from Gamal Abdul Nasser, Bassar al-Assad, Ayatollah Khomeini, Yasser Arafat etc. This also helps to partially explain how Obama won on a platform of change as people grew unhappy with the Bush Doctrine but is responsible for more deaths and drone attacks than Bush himself.

This should also explain why Imran Khan is such a waste of space and he would have been worse for Pakistan than Nawaz Sharif. Sharif is a donkey of course and no one should be happy that he is in charge but Imran Khan would have been far worse if history is any sort of guide.

And Allah SWT is the Source of all Strength

Interesting observation. But as the end of time come closer, Quran and Hadith both equally note and stress how corruption and the uneducated will rise to power, how ignorance will be widespread and knowledge will be lifted off earth as the good people continue to die at the hands of evil.

There are examples of good change in history as well - such as that of Abraham Lincoln and Malcolm X, for instance. Both assissinated for doing the right thing, and Imran Khan faced similar attempts - failed though. Only true Islam may win, but it will only win when true Islam is in the hearts of the people as well. A leader will forever remain the true representation of the souls of his people, despite the elections being fair or unfair.

Want “Tabdeeli”? How Bad?

Yes, voting was rigged.

Yes, Punjab decided the fate of the nation.

Yes, trains and buses and roads and laptops were chosen over freedom and education and civilization and peace.

Yes, several hearts were broken. Several mouths went shut. Several heads turned away and gave up.

But Nawaz Sharif stood right on one thing: change will come when Pakistanis want change, when they are ready for it. So we need to ask ourselves:

- do we really want change?
- are we ready for change?
- what are we willing to do for the betterment of our nation?
- was our job only to vote for the Bat-man of our miserable Gotham City? Were we supposed to stop there and stand back and Imran Khan do his magic?

No! So what if we lost the election? We know it was unfair, we know it was rigged. So now, as true as a PTI supporter is supposed to be, our job is to resist! Is to fight back!

Reject their laptops. Refuse to ride their metro buses and trains. Fuck the new roads. Fight back their corruption. Stand up and unite and show them change is what we wanted, and change is what we will die for.

Never forget: a leader is always a representation of the true nature of its population.

- If we think our duty was only to vote, the leader will decide his job was only to be voted for the chair. And reign on it like a mother fucker.
- If we shut up and stay quiet, our leader will shut up and stay quiet about not fulfilling the promises he made to us.
- If we are really too cowardly to resist, our leader elected will be too cowardly to resist outside foreign imperialism and pressure.

We as a nation are the only ones who can still make a difference. If we want to stop the bloodshed, the rape, the power outrages, the rich and uneducated from taking over - we should not stop on the first sign of defeat. We possess the power of freewill - we possess the power of resistance, we possess the courage to bring the change Imran Khan promised.

Wake up, Pakistan!

Jaago, Pakistan!

This right here says it all. Nawaz Sharif bribed and threatened and killed his way through the elections. 

And when and if he wins, Pakistanis who sincerely voted for him will be responsible for the bloodshed. Lies and empty promises and thirst for money and power, this is all that is left in the hearts of PMLN supporters.

Good luck taking these riches to your grave and after lives.

This right here says it all. Nawaz Sharif bribed and threatened and killed his way through the elections.

And when and if he wins, Pakistanis who sincerely voted for him will be responsible for the bloodshed. Lies and empty promises and thirst for money and power, this is all that is left in the hearts of PMLN supporters.

Good luck taking these riches to your grave and after lives.

More Than A Leader - A Revolution

Vote for one of the most passionate men Pakistan has ever seen. Vote for Imran Khan.

Stop accussing him of having married a Jewish woman. It is written as clear as anything could ever be - Quran permits your marriage to people of the Book, be it Jewish or Christians or Sabians, under certain circumstances.

So, who are we as believers to accuse any man of being a traitor when he is only following the word of the Quran over social constructions?

It is high time for Pakistan to wake up, grow up, and vote for the righteous. Vote for Imran Khan. Who, despite an accident, despite the pain, stands up to fight.

Every other running candidate has already stolen from the country, has already been convincted for several crimes, and if Pakistanis are going to make the decision to vote for any of them, the only thing I have left to say to them can only be said in urdu:

"Paise ke bhooke. Jaahil they, jaahil rahe ge. Koi hal nahi is kaum ka."

Stand up and do something right. Vote for the man unafraid to stand up for you. Not for someone who runs and hides at first sign of danger.

Watch ‘Saving Face’ —It follows the lives of Pakistani women after acid attacks and their attempts to get justice. http://www.thegreatplanet.com/saving-face-oscar-winning-hbo-documentary-film/

(via stay-human)