#KhanShaheed an inspiration for us

Having his paternal connection to the Ahmed Shah Abdali’s top general and the conqueror of Panipath battle Barkhurdar Khan Achakzai and maternally he’s linked to Abdullah Khan Achakzai, the martyred and sparkle of first Anglo Afghan war; Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai aka Khan Shaheed got his political inspiration from King Amanullah Khan.

It was the day when Khan Shaheed went to Chaman the first town where King Amanullah Khan was leaving through train for his Europe tour, among the people of the area this young teenager was deeply observing the “Afghan King” and had firmly believing in him as own king though Khan Shaheed had opened eyes in the Afghan territory now under the rule of great Britain.

Early in the morning the first shocking seen for Khan Shaheed was when the British guards ready for King Amanullah Khan’s receiving had dirt on their boots and was cleaned with cloth pieces in the hands of “Indian servants”. This shocked him and kept him in deep thoughts, the second was when the King arrived and a huge mass of the Pashtuns was gathered and King came to their side they kept unmanaged discussion with him; which the King couldn’t hear.

According to Khan Shaheed the King asked “Is there anyone from you to talk to?” it imprinted on Khan Shaheed’s mind that our people are not organized and have no political leadership and this is clearly known from the King question. He writes further that the King went from them having no chat further was a kind of “disappointment”.

These were the impression pushed Khan Shaheed in thought to organize his people for the political struggle is need of the time otherwise we are in a greater number but unorganized mass will never become liberated from the “boot cleaning duties”. No matter how much wealthy we are and what are our history, culture and civilization. Khan Shaheed was firm believer of liberation; as human being is born free and should live free; freedom is his/her natural right.

The sub-continent was under the rule of Britishers; political movements were underway to liberate the continent from the rule of English powerful army. Khan Shaheed wanted a unity of the Pashtun Afghans and political awareness of their liberty and history was need of the time. As the subcontinent had been under invaders’ empire so the masses were not allowed to have freedom of speech, opinion, press and democracy was never felt in the entire continent.

Khan Shaheed always considered Afghanistan his motherland; as he writes about the Afghan Kings “our own King and Kingdom”; his writings are full of the Pashtun Afghan terms means he believed that greater Afghanistan existed and never let any power of the world to rule over them whether it was Alexander, Changez Khan, Halako Khan, Arab, Sassanids or the Sikhs. Every one of them felt the powerful slaps on their face in the form of Afghan National Movement.

The love of Afghan liberation and Afghan unity was in his blood from paternal fore father Barkhurdar Khan Achakzai the conqueror of Panipath and Ghazi Abdullah Khan Achakzai the sparkle of first Anglo Afghan war.

Khan Shaheed believed in peaceful political movement; this is why he’s arrested in his 13th year as political prisoner by the administration for arranging a demonstration in front of Gulistan High School. And he states that he respect his brother “Abdul Salam Khan Achakzai” because he’s the soul man who earns bread for his family and support him economically and has given him the freedom to remain active for the political struggle. But would never support Salam Khan if there is a “tribal or personnel fight” because Khan Shaheed sees the fight is never a way to overcome our issues; so remaining peaceful and rational is the only way to struggle. And aware people and let them active for their political and basic human rights.

This is the reason Khan Shaheed spend 33 years (out of his life 66 years) behind the bars and at home imprisonment by the British and then after 14th August 1947 by the Pakistani martials. He never missed a day to aware his people; and was the one man crusade who finally formed Anjuman e Watan political party, then Wror (brethren) Pashtun, joined National Awami Party, the biggest political party of the oppressed nations inside Pakistan when it violated its constitution so he separated and announced his own National Awami Party Pashtoonkhwa; now going through the struggle voyage as Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party, led by his son Mahmood Khan Achakzai as its chairman.

Khan Shaheed never compromised on democracy; he was firm believer that the people will would change our fate not of the “dictators” orders. This was why neither he compromised with the British nor after them with the Pakistan army’s powerful generals who violated the constitution and ruled the country under martial laws. Khan Shaheed asked for a federation of Pakistan where all nations would have equal rights and control over their resources and supremacy of parliament and rule of law.

He loved his language, culture, history and geography this is why when National Awami Party (NAP) failed to provide the Pashtun united unit in Pakistan; he agitated and formed his own political party to connected the masses from “Bolan—(the historical pass near Quetta) to Chitral” the peak of mountains in the north of Khyber Pashtunkhwa.

Khan Shaheed in his auto biography compares the two annual meetings of his village with the meetings of the ancient democratic parliament of Swiss—he had read about. And explain that every kind of issue whether it was social, health, economic, political or tribal rivalry was discussed in this gathering led by the “Meeraaow—the agrarian water management head”, someone knowing the writing and calculation of the water timing. This way he’s very satisfied by the counseling of Pashtun Afghans; and solving their issues through dialogue. This makes Khan Shaheed being impressed by the rule of law and democratic discussions in his ancestral village of Inayatullah Karez Gulistan.

Khan Shaheed never believed in hate; he narrates a story of his sister operation in Quetta Mission Hospital as he’s in his early age but meet the nurses in hospital. And even go with these Christian missionary hospital nurses to their home where he eats food with them (Christians were not felt religiously clean people). His parent had asked him about his absence, he clearly told them that he was with the nurses and spend his day with them ate with them. His parents had asked him “you ate with English nurses” he had replied of course; because they eat the same we eat and drink the same water we do then what’s the issue if I eat with them? (Christians were propagated to be eating pig meat and drinking wine).

Once the tribes men of Khan Shaheed abducted an English Major, a captain and major’s wife, though Khan Shaheed later came to know they were treated well in Afghanistan under the light of Pashtunwali—the Pashtun code of life. But it disturbed him in bars; because the man who had abducted these English had asked British government to release Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai (Khan Shaheed) as a demand. And Khan Shaheed was afraid of their being because in Pashtun society abducting a woman was considered the unforgiveable sin. And an inquiry was launched after Khan Shaheed and later he came to know that the Christian nurse had told the inquiry team about Khan Shaheed’s feelings toward her and his innocence before the British officials. Later on those English abductees were released safe and sound.

Khan Shaheed considered women as the equal part of our society, political and social system. This is why he was the pioneer to enroll his only daughter in school in a time when education even for boys was thought to be something wrong. But he broke the ice and let his followers to do the same. Later he didn’t stop taking his daughter on a political visit to Afghanistan; where she remained with him through the visit.

The philosophy of peaceful politics, democracy, social justice, equity among masses and nations, rights of nations on their natural resources were the areas struggled for. And always believed that Afghanistan the historical motherland of the Pashtuns on this side of the Durand Line; so considered it a form of a body. If somewhere in the body is burnt or in pain whole the body get pains. This is why he left a stronger message of unity for the Pashtun Afghan land as explained by him “from Aamu to Abasin (rivers) and Bolan to Chitral peaks”. He was tried to divert his peaceful way of politics and he didn’t compromise. On 2nd December 1973 Khan Shaheed room was thrown with two hand grenades and this terror attack separated him physically from us; but ideologically his mission widened and millions of Pashtun are now follower of his ideology in the form of Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party.

Source: “Zama Zhwand Aw Zhwandoon”– My life and livelyhood, the autobiography of Khan Shaheed Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai.


#Rukhsana who was stoned to death for marrying a loved one

I was away from the internet as usual as I had come to my town. But find the chance to go through social media accounts.  On social media many of likeminded youths had updated their accounts with a photo of a cute girl seeming to be on the peak of her youth.

This time it’s Rukhsana, a beautiful girl in photo she pours tea in a traditional pottery, her head covered in the cultural scarf Afghan ladies tie around their heads.

The news is confirmed by the Afghanistan’s Ghor province governor Ms Seema Joyenda and has further stated that the death is an outcome of the Taliban, warlord and local religious leaders. While the police official has stated that the said incident took place in a “Taliban controlled area”.

Joyenda added that Rukhsana was married to someone else against her will and this is why she had switched to come in love with a man of her age that resulted in a run from home.

The story gets more solid points when her death video is circulated in social media. As Afghanistan is not now the land ruled by Taliban and several social and political organizations have worked on the status of media and human rights. Though many stories don’t make their ways to media but sometimes the ones like of Rukhsana and earlier Farkhunda comes out. And makes noises and cries in liberal, secular and human loving social workers sectors. Therefore the easiest way is social media to upload and explain the story would surely go virally.

The social media video as claimed to be the stoning to death video is not that clear; but a human being in the hole is shacking head as bearded people throw stones on their target. This two minute video shows that some of the people are in uniform like dresses with guns but everyone take part in the practice and an old man record the seen.

It’s clear in Islam that women can select their life partner. And when it comes to local customs most of the time the proposals sent to the families are rejected either for the economic or social status, mostly, of the male partner. This is the reason that couples run away and marry in another town or city of the country. This is why such deaths through stoning take place. Social and economic differences are not letting the couple to like each other and have a married life.

Earlier NYT had reported another couple when the female partner family from a Tajik tribe had just opposed the boy proposal because he was a Hazara. After having life in prison and shelter home the couple made breaking news when human right organizations interfered in the issue and the couple was let to live their life.

According to Naseer Nangial, a socio-political activist and researcher on the Pashtun code of life at University of Balochistan told that the rigid structure of families should have a change when marrying their daughters and sisters. They should ask the will of the couple for the marriage or see if they already like someone else. Then no running with anyone else of choice would take place.

“In side #AlQaeda and the #Taliban” by (Late) Saleem Shehzad, the #journalist

No doubt AlQaeda, Taliban, Uzbek, Chechen, Tajik and Kashmiri fighters are yet not known to many and several researchers have worked on the subject. But still enough is needy to focus them and their strategic and ideological structure for their uprisings and militancy in Asia and Middle East (now in the form of Islamic State a new organization active in Syria and Iraq).

In this regard, the research based activities of the book “Inside AlQaeda and the Taliban” (late) Saleem Shehzad has produced a very informing account on the network and structure of the said organizations. No doubt it was the research work by Shehzad that pushed Pakistan spy agencies to let him aborted in the capital city of Islamabad.

Even-though it is not taking me to be with the writer on the same page; but still endorse his in-depth account. The book explores the creation of AlQaeda, its strategies, the Yemeni and Egyptian groups and then their merger into each other and giving a new form to AlQaeda led by Osama Bin Laden and Dr. Ayman ul Zawahiri.

The book evolve around AlQaeda ideology based on Takfeer (the Muslim who become idle and tools of non-Muslim states), Khuruj (revolt against those states who are empowering the United States and its allies nations in war on Muslim world and looting their natural resources).

As the death of Osama Bin Laden took place just weeks after the said organization Saleem Shehzad was abducted and then killed and thrown near a water channel in the areas connecting to Islamabad the Pakistan capital.

Saleem explains AlQaeda as a powerful ideology based organization that is not only having its links among the Middle East Arab groups as well as the Afghan, Pakistani Taliban, Uzbek, Tajik, Kashmiri, Iranian Baloch fighters.  Saleem is a bit exaggerating the organization or he may be observing it more than its capability is the reason that most of these terror groups are not having something visible. They work in a hidden way and no doubt they are minor in number but terrorize the majority of the masses they target.

Lashkar al Zil (Shadow Army) was the strategic army made up of groups other than Arab fighters was focused as a way of success for the Arab leadership of AlQaeda. Zooming from his book the Lashkars latter named as Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan were first used to slit the throats of local system in Waziristans where the tribal chiefs were replaced by the young lot of their tribes and branches in the form of young Taliban leaders, particularly, the Mehsuds who led the said organization.

The TTP not only pursued AlQaeda ideology but applied their skills and bombed Pakistan military and government officials and foot soldiers in their fight. Though Saleem has connected the anti AlQaeda, Taliban block as Pakistan Peoples Party, Mutahida Qaumi Movement (Untied National Movement), Awami National Party (Peoples National Party). Not only political block at the same time Pakistan’s military rule in countering the stated militant wings across Federally Administered Tribal Areas in the Lion Heart (Nato) and Sher Dil Pakistan army operations.

The Afghan Taliban in the leadership of Mullah Muhammad Omer, (the then emir of the faithful) was accepted as leader by AlQaeda and the 2006 spring uprising planned by the special envoy to two Waziristans where the terror organizations were based and regrouped after the NATO attack on Taliban regime in Afghanistan in 2001. The spring uprising is stated to be the deadliest one when the AlZarkawi, the Iraq based AlQaeda leader new strategy “suicide bombing” was owned by Afghan Taliban and other groups led by AlQaeda in the South Asian region.

The shortcomings of Saleem’s writings are he has given a soft cover to Pakistan powerful spy agency ISI and its military establishment having the actual power of ruling.

Weeks after the death of Saleem Shehzad, Osama Bin Laden the AlQaeda leader was killed in Abbottabad the Garrison town miles away from the capital city of Islamabad. And then in 2013 the Taliban supremo and the then emir of the faithful died in Karachi hospital. Viewing this situation Shehzad would have stamped Pakistan the sole player in militancy around AfPak region.

A reply to a Punjabi writer’s criticism on Taliban and Anti Taliban book by Farhat Taj

Went through the writer piece; though I am personally having positive approach to the writer Farhat Taj opinion, observations, data, research based work of the book he’s elaborated in his own words.

No doubt Pakistan is a federation instead of using a word “nation” for it; as Pakistan came into being on the lands of Pashtun, Baloch, Sindhi, Siraikis, Punjabis and Bengalis. What happened from day first till 1971 when Bengalis were rejected to have the ruling seat though they proved they were the majority.

After this the dictating eras and not letting Pakistan to become a democratic state in the future. Every army ruler from Ayub, Yahya, Zia, Musharaf tried their muscles to rule the country. And these illegal attacks on parliament and political forces have taken more than 50% of the total life period of the country. In this regard; the dictating rulers tried ways that were against the formation of Pakistan, its constitution, will of people. e.g: Gen Ayub didn’t surrender himself and even challenged the rule of Fatima Jinnah (sister of country’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah). As he was dictator so he used the establishment power to remain a ruler for a decade. And in his whole era took-over the then initial state of govt formation and ruled the country with the waves of his batton instead of respecting law made after 9 years of the creation of Pakistan.

Gen: Zia, though was switched to a way Pakistan had never faced with “extremism and terrorism” under the title of our religion Islam. And this way completed his decade long ruling by violating country’s constitution and killing the then elected Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (A Sindhi). He jumped to the USSR and US cold war as field commander of the imperialist block not for his ideological friendship with Americans and Jews but the only reason was to keep Afghanistan stab in the back that the Pashtun who are having majority in Pakistan and the longest piece of land in the country would never be asked by Afghanistan. As the history of Durand Line shows that the said Pashtun land in Pakistan was actually Afghan motherland and grabbed by the then British Empire in sub-continent after two Afghan Anglo wars for a century. This was used as a buffer to keep Afghans away from sub-continent and rule the continent calmly. After the creation of Pakistan Afghanistan opposed Pakistan in UN because it’s having half of Afghan historical territory in the newly born state on the face of Asia.

Therefore, Pashtuns are never owned nor given rights as rest of the nationalities Baloch, Sindhi, Siraikis and Bengalis. Pashtuns natural resources are exploited; let it alone even their historical motherland on the other side of Durand line is even now considered the fifth province of Pakistan. Because if Kabul raise its head would always demand the natural piece of its land and masses fensed in Pakistan through International Court of Justice in the light of International Law. Because the treaty of Britishers and Abdul Rahman Khan is not ratified for the second time to let Pashtun land a permanent part of Pakistan. This is why Pakistan remained the field commander of US-USSR cold war. And 100% of its interest was the weakening of Afghanistan for securing the remaining Pashtun lands and continuing their natural resources. Take a history of the Afghan warlords the then Mujahideen and then their change into Taliban and 9/11, Pakistan’s “U” turn in words with the then American President George W Bush Junior then dodging him and keeping international community aid and support make their way to Pakistan. A share of these aids was spent on the regrouping of Taliban to keep American and Nato forces busy in Afghanistan and never let the country raise as a developing state on the face of earth. These are proved that the world wanted Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was killed miles away from Pakistan capital Islamabad; in the garison town of Abbottabad. Same is the case of recently announced death of the then emir of the faithful, as Taliban called him, Mullah Omer’s death in Karachi, the Quetta Shura, Haqqani Networ, Peshawar Shura active role attacking both the Afghan security forces and Nato field force for last 15 years.

No doubt Punjab is Pakistan and Pakistan is Punjab; if it had respect for other nations would have respected the Bengalis majority in 1970s democratic election. The only way of exploitation of nations including Pashtun, Baloch, Sindhi, Siraiki is by mean of terror. This is why even now as I write these lines; Pakistan F-16 Jet have bombarded the civilian populations in South Waziristan, these sort of activities take place in rest of FATA in the name of so called Zarb e Azb operation one and two (these operations are neither monitored by Human Right groups nor media) the only source we have is ISPR. And thousands of innocent people are killed in the so called Zarb e Azb. Drone only killed AlQaeda and their linked groups commander; would have also killed the civilians where these targets were hiding; and drone as a technology had only 0.001% of missing target where as Jet and Pakistani forces raids have 90 to 100% chances of civilian deaths if compared to the US drones.

I know that the writer is a student of Punjab university; and would be having love of his nationality Punjab but it doesn’t mean he should condemn some one Pashtun presenting data and research based facts being proved by the OBL, MO Quetta Shura, Peshawar Shura and Haqqani Network memebers death and their existence and safe heavens in Pakistan. Even now Pakistan army is having control of Pakistan government civilian policies as an unannounced war against Afghanistan is underway, Indian clashes take place on border. Iran is not happy and always shell mortars on Pakistani land because it feels threat from this piece of land we are part of. These are facts and can’t be hidden by a piece we write in the unseen or unintentional, emotional love of Pakistan (actually Punjab the piece of land the writer belong to).

Note: Link to the article who had criticized Farhat Taj’s book Taliban and Anti Taliban

How Pakistan based Jihadi turned anchor glorify the Afghan conflict after the Mullah Omer death..?

The death of the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omer is not that much focused in Afghan media organizations. But here in Pakistan one of the then Jihadi turned anchor Saleem Safi is busy glorifying every event that is linked with the destruction of Afghanistan more than a religious cleric can do in his Friday sermon from mosque.

Now finished the Jang news paper article on Mullah Muhammad Omer, the Afghan Taliban leader, written by Saleem Safi, one of the well-known journalist for his status in media as actor. This boy looking so-called journalist who’s now actually an anchor is covering the Pakistan most important role in creation of Afghan Taliban then playing with them from the hidden doors till the date. Everything cleared up when even Taliban commanders came to know after the passage of two years that their emir is dead and should arrange mourning for three days. So who can be that powerful state and organization keeping everything that secret?….

Polishing everything about the Taliban regime, their organization and terrorism in Afghanistan as something done for the only cause of Islam makes Saleem Safi verifying the deaths of thousands of Afghan children, women, elders and civilians by Taliban direct attacks, missiles attacks, IED blasts and suicide attacks across Afghanistan.

The reality of the Taliban regime and Mullah Omer is well explored through the book written by a senior NYT journalist Carlotta Gall. She tells that Mullah Omer and his comrades were ready to accept the peaceful hand over of own turned capital Kandahar to the then Afghan Kandahar faction leader Hamid Karzai, who’s in the field to clear the areas from Taliban through tribal connections and had Mullah Biradar like indirect envoys in the ranks of Taliban. But it’s CIA’s official who stopped Hamid Karzai from doing so.

Dear Safi you are so naive, on one hand you have explained the abilities and connections of Mullah Omer to the new and developed world to zero level on the other hand you accredit him the best ruler and continuously call him Mujahid (the holly warrior). Can we ask Safi, if he’s that simple then how he could lead the toughest militancy across Afghanistan? Who cleared Afghanistan from the former Mujahideen for Taliban? How all the commanders accepted him as their spiritual leaders though most of the new ones had even never seen him?…. Don’t you think it’s the Pakistani establishment top guys who ran the Kingdom of Mullah Omer in the form of covered on job army officials as Col Imam and Gen: Hamid Gul?…..

I know Safi Sb, you are having enough information regarding this everything happening in Afghanistan (actually done under the shadow of Pakistan’s strategic depth). But you are given a special task to do it from the other side. That would earn you a good name and possibly replace earlier energetic Rahimullah Yousafzai with a young Salim Safi.

We know that enough nemesis existed among the Taliban leadership even when they were having a regime in Afghanistan. So his death would have gone through media in minutes. Now I recall the tweet of Aimal Faizi who had mentioned that there’s no Zabihullah Mujahid only an information secretariat run by Pakistan’s powerful spy agency that spread all this propaganda stuff against Afghanistan.

Afghans, particularly the Pashtun youths and aware masses across Pashtunkhwa, even simple shepherd have now known what’s going in the region. If they are not having doctorate degree in International Relations but they are expert of the Pakistani mindset to invade Kabul throne. And what’s the reality of Taliban and their dispersed groups is obvious wouldn’t remain even for a day if there are no Quetta Shura, Peshawar Shura and Haqqani Network. You won’t dodge them by your creamy ideas and opinions through your Jang news paper. Of course you can keep your parole job with Islamabad on for longer.

[Link to Salim Safi’s Urdu article in 1st August 2015 Jang News Paper http://e.jang.com.pk/08-01-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=06_06.gif ]

How confusion is created when Mullah Omer death is announced after two year?

The death of Mullah Omer, is sudden news of 2 years old death, but force #Afghan Taliban leadership to mourn for three days now. First news released that the second in command Mullah Akhter Mansoor had differences with him and he was killed (According to Fidai Mahaz led by Mansoor Dadullah) then it was stated an ordinary death owing to kidney failure in Karachi hospitals (first by Khamaa News & then by BBC).

Pakistan is never that naive, nor that simple, it plays till the last and keeps all cards in its hand till getting the victory. No matter whether it was Osama Bin Laden the well known AlQaeda supremo or now it’s Mullah Muhammad Omer, the emir of the faithful. How this country is cashing these things just enjoy watching its tactics and techniques it plays with others. Even the well known world power United States is dodged in different missions. Or I would say from the last three decades when the Afghan Holly War was started in a combined way.

What’s happening next, who’s been given the supremo power, what would be his duties, how would the Afghanistan government be dealt in a time when the ISAF forces have almost left Afghanistan and the new elections have changed the throne of Kabul ruler from Hamid Karzai​ to Ashraf Ghani​. I still am confused and feel this all game being hijacked by Islamabad at the end of the day. But lets see, enjoy reading analysis, sources, news and views.

Tough time for PTI led government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The scorching sun shines on the black top roads, heat is multiplied during the day, people take rest after long day and night campaigns.

Fawad Ahmed, 22, a youth graduate from Edwardes College Peshawar, is one of the candidate who had submitted his document to be elected in the local bodies election spent all his pocket money he had spent through the year and rest were collected by fellow friends in donations for his advertisement.

“At least I am happy, I contested on my own behalf, even my father was not in favor of my election”, says Fawad. “At least 33 voters came into my favor, I am still satisfied at least these youths who voted for me are endorsing new blood in the system”.

On 30 May, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government led by Pakistan Tehreek Insaf let people poll for electing their locally elected bodies. As civilized nations who are on the peak of development have always divided powers and have let it go down to the gross root level.

Always filled his speeches with western ideas, democracy, justice, equal rights, Imran Khan this time announced that his led government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa failed to deliver and do elect local bodies without any failure. Where mismanagement and interference by the government leading party messed everything across the province.

In Dir, Sawabi and some more districts were reported where women were barred from vote casting. Some 12 people killed in different clashes among the political parties, one of the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf minister Ali Amin Gandapur has been arrested by law enforcement agencies in a blame to be connected to the massive irregularities in the election where thousands of men, women, youth, peasants were to be elected.

Gul Pari, 50, cost her vote in Hayat Abad Peshawar. “There was a rush, I only stamped the first two candidates, rest five I couldn’t find their symbols in the rush and left the polling station”.

This time again the conservatives and secular a like wanted to compromise on women vote and stop them coming out to poll their vote, told Shad Begum, a women right activist in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“I visited and observed the female voters and their vote cast in Dir (the KP district)”, says Shad Begum.

Early in the morning till the closure of the polling stations I didn’t see the much enthusiastic voters, nor there were lines as earlier in General Elections, probably people were not motivated and made aware about the importance of the local elections.

While came to Peshawar University and heard Sana Shah a female Presiding Officer (in Kohat, one of KP district); and understood the mismanaged process of local bodies election as explained by her as “the worse experience” of her life she had ever faced in electioneering.

She told she was threatened that she’d got money and one of her colleague in the side polling station even got beats from different male contestant. When we come to our own “interest” we throw culture behind us. No codes remain; even not the teaching we preach all the time from stages.

The same polls were peaceful when Musharaf, the then Army dictator turned president of Pakistan, had ordered them (masses); and army was deployed. So (from the same masses) no body bothered to be violent even none made their pitch of sound higher, she told. “Do you know the religious party and rest all were having their supporters and polling agents who would always run and tell me; you have been paid by the (PTI led) government”. What could one do being a women in among hundreds of illiterate women and violently looking polling agents and competing candidates for local bodies election?

What happens when “we are free to vote; then why should we disturb it and violate every possible law”, she questioned. Leave laws, even own culture “beating women polling staff”.

Another reporter Hidayat Khan who was covering the electioneering process in Charsada and Naukhar districts told that one of the candidate son hit a female polling staff member with his feet.

Pakistan Tehreek Insaf leader, a farmer cricketer, Imran Khan had earlier vowed that he’ll use EVM “electronic voting machines” this was the reason he delayed local bodies election. We observed his brain child “LB election plans’ the worst. Seven vote at the same time; but with in sufficient staff made everything a mess.

Male were disturbing female polling stations, every time the male contesting candidate would enter and use harsher language and stop the process, Sanna Ejaz a right activist told. “Government leading party used machinery (polling staff always government officials) to disturb and make election fake”.

It’s not possible for a single illiterate man or women to cost 7 votes in a single time and keep all the “symbols” in mind, she explained. “Symbols were mismanaged for example both Printer and Photostat were symbols I checked them and they were much familiar; how would one stamp his/her candidates symbol?”

After the failure in electioneering locally, PTI chairman Imran Khan accepted that elections were not held purely and mismanagement, irregularities were part of it. But he let Election Commission of Pakistan to decide whether announcing or not a “re-election” in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

On the other hand, soon after the irregularities in election, Awami National Party, chief Asfand Yar Wali Khan raised his finger on the failures of provincial government in local bodies elections and told reporters that his party would launch agitation until unless the current non-competent government overthrow. Because they are unable to deliver to the masses across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Now, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa based opposition parties have launched the same kind of protest. And a question come in mind would the PTI government bear these protestors and agitating parties in the same manner as PMLN did to them in Islamabad? Or they’ll use other undemocratic forces for making hurdles in the way of opposition parties?

When asked a senior analyst Rasheed Afaq, would the opposition use their muscles in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for ousting the current government? As three main parties ANP JUIF and PPP are in the front row.

Afaq views the rigging in local bodies election as intentional, because the PTI chairman want to announce re-election through Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision because of irregularities.

He adds, at the same time, PTI would enforce Election Commission of Pakistan to announce country wide general election because it’s having proof of massive irregularities in the 2013 general election in the country. That led the now Premier Mian Nawaz Sharif and his Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) to win majority seats.