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کیا میں آپ کے لیے کچھ لکھ سکتا ہوں؟

محمد خان داؤد

شاید ہاں؟

شاید نہیں؟

نہیں میں آپ کے لیے کچھ نہیں لکھ سکتا

اور کیسے لکھ سکتا ہوں

اور لکھوں بھی تو کیا؟

بہت غور کرنے پر

میں یہی سمجھ پایا ہوں کہ

آپ کے اندر ایک عظیم ماں کی روح ہے

وہ مائیں نہیں جو چرواہا جنتی ہیں

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Sheikh Saadi on autocracy

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

There are lessons in history for us all but unfortunately the relevance of classical writers in helping us understand them has not only been overlooked and but at times has also been wilfully demeaned as outdated and obsolete. Nothing could be further away from the truth. Take Sheikh Saudi’s writings for example. They could prove to be a blessing for all those who want to learn and reform. About the autocrats and the consequences of their rule he says:

When He wishes to waste a world,

He places the country, in the grasp of a tyrant.

This universal truth is as relevant in today’s world as it was more than 700 years ago. My advice to both the tyrants and the oppressed is, read him.

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Plebeian states

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The people of the world are segregated into Patriarchs and Plebeians, and this distinction is reflected among states as well. They too are classified according to their standing and rank in the hierarchy. Our status can be determined by the way we are dealt with by those who lord it over the world and with what degree of condescension they treat our sovereignty and the rulers here. Yes, the very same rulers who try to portray that the fate of the entire Universe hinges on their precious and eternal presence in the seat of power.

I have sought Sheikh Saudi’s wisdom to help us understand the dichotomy of our sovereignty, a sovereignty which is rigorously and ruthlessly practised by the rulers against the people but meekly and timorously surrendered and relinquished to their overlords.

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A love for liberty – Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Many political analysts claim that Nawab Sahib was a late convert to the idea of an independent Balochistan; but this is patently incorrect.

NAWAB Khair Bakhsh Marri, born on Feb 29, 1928, was named after his illustrious grandfather who, unwilling to provide Marris as cannon fodder for the First World War, fought the historic battles of Gumbaz and Harab against the British in 1918.

He was also a descendent of Sardar Dodah Khan, under whom the Marris in May 1840, at Sartaaf, decimated the troops led by Lt Walpole Clarke. Again in August 1840, a large force under Major Clibborn sent for relieving Kahan was routed at Nafusk.

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آزادی کی لگن تبصرہ : میر محمد علی ٹالپر ترجمہ: لطیف بلیدی

انہوں نے اپنے اقدار اور اصولوں پر عمل کرنے کی بہت بڑی قیمت اداکی

Mir Muhammad Ali Talpur

نواب خیر بخش مری 29 فروری 1928 کو پیدا ہوئے، انکا نام انکے نامور دادا کی وساطت سے رکھا گیا جنہوں نے پہلی عالمی جنگ کیلئے مریوں کو بطور ایندھن فراہم کرنے سے انکار کردیا تھا اور اسکے لئے انہوں نے 1918ءمیں برطانیہ کے خلاف گمبز اور ہرب کے تاریخی لڑائیاں لڑیں۔

وہ سردار دودا خان کی بھی اولاد میں سے تھے جن کے تحت مریوں نے مئی 1840 میں سارتاف کے علاقے میں لیفٹیننٹ والپول کلارک کی قیادت میں برطانوی فوجیوں کا مکمل صفایا کیا تھا۔ پھر اگست 1840 میں، میجر کلبورن کے تحت ایک بڑی فوج کاہان کی امداد کو بھیجی گئی لیکن نفسک سے ہی اسکا راستہ تبدیل کرلیا گیا۔

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The armed forces are in the barracks

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The General-President said, the armed forces are in the barracks and claims to the contrary are unfortunate, while addressing the Jehlum garrison. For once I feel compelled to agree with him because the armed forces rank and file does live in the barracks; only a fool would disagree. Although the abodes of the Generals, Air Marshals and Admirals, etc., cannot be classified as barracks but for arguments sake we will accept them as such. So it is established that the armed forces do live in the barracks.

This, however, is only half the truth as it quite conveniently overlooks the disproportionate power and influence they wield over the body politic while living in barracks. When the people demand that the armed forces should return to the barracks they do not mean that in the physical sense. They want them to stop meddling in politics because this meddling violates the right of the people to be ruled by a government of their choice.

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COMMENT : Pouring oil over raging fires

Gwadar with deeper Chinese involvement will become the new battleground of Baloch nationalism versus the Pakistani establishment and Chinese interests

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

When a person, in his opening lines, terms the May 28, 1998 Chaghai nuclear explosion as historic, it creates misgivings about the purpose of that write up. Mr Usama Nizamani in his article “Gwadar: an emerging paradigm for Pakistan and the region” (Daily Times, March 19, 2013) did just that. Celebrating any nuclear explosion as historic is a downright insult to the memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki’s victims. It is analogous to celebrating ‘small pox’ and ‘Black Death’ as a blessing for mankind. A nuclear explosion that killed a mountain and adversely affects those living there can only be trumpeted as historic by those bent on destroying the world.

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Serious repercussions

Mir Mohammad Ali

In these wonderfully free times of the reign of enlightened moderation the procedure to get an exclusive interview with the General-President has been radically streamlined. All a TV channel has to do is to either request the Islamabad police to send its commandos to wreck the studios while the information minister is there or ask the goon run coalition partner of the Sindh government and of course Musharraf’s favorite to send their democracy and liberalism loving goons to bring it under small arm fire for a few hours. And Hey Presto the exclusive interview is granted.

There is no guarantee that pearls of wisdom will be showered or solutions of world problems forwarded but one thing is certain the mindset of the interviewee is duly exposed.

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The Kaisers of today

Mir Mohammad Ali

I always wonder at the fact that those who get vast opportunities to do good for humanity do the opposite: they oppress and intimidate people with the power they chance upon. Maybe the trappings of power neutralise their senses in such a way that they become obsessed with themselves and what they self-righteously believe in. 

One is constrained to infer that Mount Olympus nurtures the quality of misperception of one’s abilities and refusal to learn from examples. Those afflicted with this malady hardly have a chance of bringing about a change due to their very developed, aggressive and obstinate intransigence. It is eerie!

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Retribution

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Sheikh Saadi in Gulistan says, “When Egypt came under Haroon-ur-Rasheed’s sway, he sent his slave Khaseeb there as the governor. Khaseeb’s ignorance was as legendary as Luqman Hakeem’s wisdom. This ignoramus was deliberately sent by him as a punishment because the Pharaohs had claimed to be Gods. This was as a retribution for their affront to the Unity of Allah.

Once when the cotton crop of the farmers living on the banks of the River Nile was destroyed by unseasonal rain, they came with their grievance to Khaseeb. He replied, ‘Why don’t you sow wool instead of cotton, rain doesn’t spoil it.’” He didn’t even comprehend the difference between plant and animal products.

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