November 14, 2011

The Time to Mourn or Rejoice

    Minister of Interior Rehman Malik has been awarded a PhD degree for his remarkable efforts to bring peace in country and especially in Karachi. There are already 5300 PhD scholars in Pakistan and one more has been added in this number to take this toll to 5301. Sindh Governor, Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, who is also the Chancellor of the University of Karachi, conferred the degree on Senator Abdul Rehman Malik.

    The degree has been awarded by the Syndicate of Karachi University in recognition of his “matchless services to the country in the war on terror and particularly in restoring peace to the citizens of Karachi.”

    Rehman Malik expressed his resolve to come up to the expectations of the nation and serve the country in an effective manner.

    He told the gathering that included the Vice-Chancellor, Pro- Vice-Chancellors and senior faculty of Karachi University that his father had advised him to always respect the teachers.

    “I paid heed towards this advice and throughout my life I remained successful in every sphere,” he remarked.Rehman Malik who did his Masters in Statistics in 1973 from the University of Karachi, said that at that time they all considered themselves as Pakistanis and that there was no Sindhi, Punjabi, Baloch, Pakhtoon and Mohajir.

    He said that there is a need to foster the spirit of ‘Pakistaniat’ as they all are Pakistanis.

    Is this a moment of rejoice or mourning? Here are certain facts which will highlight how much peace Rehman Malik has brought in this country and especially in the City of Lights “Karachi”
  1. From 2003 – 2007 total casualties from suicide and terrorism incidents were around 6800 whereas after PPP came into government and Rehman Malik’s taking charge of interior ministry the number of casualties has gone much higher. In 2008 6715 people got killed, in 2009 11,585, in 2010 7435 and till record of February 2011 708 people has been killed in Pakistan due to terrorism related incidents and attacks. Below are the year wise details of casualties

Fatalities in Terrorist Violence in Pakistan: 2003- 2011


  Year
Civilians
Security Forces (SFs)
Terrorists
Total
2003
140
24
25
189
2004
435
184
244
863
2005
430
81
137
648
2006
608
325
538
1471
2007
1523
597
1479
3599
2008
2155
654
3906
6715
2009
2307
1011
8267
11585
2010
1796
469
5170
7435
2011*
226
98
384
708
Total
9620
3443
20150
33213

* Data till February 20, 2011, Source: SATP

2. Target killing in Karachi has worsened and hundreds of people lost their lives. In 2008 777 people lost their lives in Karachi, in 2009 272, in 2010 1339 and in 2011 till now around 1495 people have lost their precious lives. 

3. The situation in Baluchistan has worsened and proper steps are not taken we might loose another part of Pakistan.
4. U.S drones enter in our territory and kill our civilians daily.

5. U.S forces set aside our sovereignty and entered in our country in May 2011 to kill OBL.

Many more facts are there which clearly undermines his work and abilities. In my view this degree has only been conferred to him for his matchless efforts of bringing MQM back in government time and again. Whenever MQM leaves the government it is his majesty that brings them back in government. This is also result of his matchless patience that he showed over the tenure of 3 years by listening to all allegations whole heartedly but not hitting back at any of his rivals.

There are no more reasons to award him a PhD degree than mentioned above and this is a time of shame and distress for all those scholars who spent half of their lives for research to get this holy degree which has been conferred to him for no reason.

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