^^If I solve any of the Millenium problems I want my name to be in bold, shiny, glittery Gold letters with the title :Field Medalist (even if I don't get one) and no one can quote me after i post. That's my demand. Yah now y'all know my oneirogmus... hehe
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Asghar Khan’s petition finally comes up for hearing
Afzal Khan (Dateline Islamabad)
3 March 2012, 9:41 PM After a very long wait the petition filed by Air Marshal Asghar Khan against funds doled out by the establishment through the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to a select group of anti-Benazir Bhutto politicians in 1990 finally came up for hearing before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The case was, however, adjourned because of absence of certain key witnesses amid warning by the Chief Justice that notices must be issued to former chief of ISI Gen. Asad Durani, and former chief of Mehran Bank Younus Habib to appear before the court in the next hearing on March 8. By his own admission, Gen. Durrani had directly delivered the money to individual politicians and groups including Pakistan Muslim League’s Nawaz Sharif as ordered by the “boss”, meaning the then army chief Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg. In turn Gen. Beg had named the ‘chief executive’ (President Ghulam Ishaq Khan) for supervising the entire exercise. Nobody thought of ethnical or legal violations of their secret proceedings. Its sinister purpose was to defeat the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) under Benazir Bhutto in the 1990 elections. A total of Rs140 million was disbursed after Mehran Bank illegally advanced it to the ISI account. Another Rs50 million was allegedly paid to Bangladesh’s Khalida Zia to help her in polls against Hasina Wajid’s Awami League generally perceived by Pakistan’s security establishment as pro-India.
I was joking around, but this is a serious issue - just as the accusations against the AL in the economist deserved to be investigated, these accusations(and jeez, this from the inside of the machinery, rather than just press reports) definitely needs to be looked at.
I suppose this is nothing new....but it's quite a bit different from the US arms industry buying out politicians, or oil companies buying senators.
^^ To add to that, it's a noble initiative and a pressing issue but the concern I have with documentaries like the one on Kony is that it practically equates the US government and the ICC, as both being able to bring an armed conflict to an end and delivering justice. I'm all for arresting Kony, but that's deeply problematic.
This may make me an utter awol and very unpopular - but no outrage over Joseph Kony? No BC army for this issue? Needless to mention hypocrisy by many of my fb American brethren who are putting jokes about it in memes, such as, he puts Infant in Infantry.