Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The first step starts right here...

Changing Pakistan, dream to reality

By Imran O Kazmi,

Pakistanis are a nation in constant depression; I want to do my bit to get us out of this by proposing practical solutions to our key problems & issues. I don't want money, power or fame, I do this as I really love my country, from the middle class I FEEL the problems this country has faced that the ruling landlords, from whichever party they come from, can never & will never feel, accept or change.

The following is a recipe to change Pakistan and ALL Less Developed Countries in Africa and Asia, Central Americas, Russian states who follow more or less the same problems. All my “teachings” and presentations are online at, while the Change Pakistan in One Year Presentation is here.

If you are with the media, spread the message, have talk shows on it, let there be a debate, let us bring out the good in people of all colors, faiths and races, let us have them accept everyone, and set ground rules for behavior for all of us.

Problems facing Pakistan over the last 60 years since 1947:

These problems are listed in order of priority or importance, that is, we should solve each step by step:

1 60 years of No real rule of law
2 60 years of Identity crisis, Islamic or Secular? Some call it terrorism...
3 60 years of Foreign policy controlled by foreigners
4 60 years of Messy Economy
5 60 years of Messy Civil Services
6 60 years of blame shifting: Chess between Army, Politicians, Ulema & Bureaucracy

Solutions to Pakistan's key 6 problems: These are practical solutions that WILL change the status quo:

1 Law & order

Why law & order? Law & order is the BASIS of progress in any successful society, its not oil or gold or capitalism alone that makes countries grow, Dubai or US/Europe, it is PROTECTED & NURTURED by a stable law & order system that ensures FAIRNESS & EQUALITY for all, poor or powerful alike.

Our current police & judiciary are full of corrupt people, the world has ranked us as one of the most corrupt in this area, don't try to justify them as the world, let alone me, will not believe you. You CAN'T "correct" the police force or judges, they were hired on the basis of corruption, they work on that basis, and they say "Yes Sir" to the government or powers that be, "No Sir" to justice, right & wrong. Don't expect them to change, don't try to change them, you will waste another 60 years & probably divide Pakistan into 60 parts in that time too! Our army, bureaucracy & politicians are used to ABUSING police & justice as a mere tool in their hands to achieve their objectives. We need a NEW force that does NOT bow down to the rich & powerful, politicians, army or bureaucrats, ONLY to right & wrong. THAT will CHANGE the country.

The answer to law & order is simple, the ONLY organized body in the country that has & can protect the country is the ARMY, unfortunately, for 60 years they have USED us to achieve their objectives, land, power, budgets, influence, NOW ITS OUR, the people's, turn to use them. Divide the army into two parts, internal & external defense, internal defense to control police & justice with their OWN people, NO civilians, reporting to COAS, NOT to a politician (except the COAS him or herself). THEY should ensure RIGHT IS RIGHT & WRONG IS WRONG at all levels of society. This will bring safety, prosperity & investment back on track as there will be someone to listen to the oppressed.

2 Identity Crisis

Pakistan was made, 60 years ago, in the name of ISLAM, there is no question about it, if it wasn't for Islam, Pakistan & the then East Pakistan would have remained a part of secular India. Pakistan was made for Muslims to practice their religion according to their beliefs. Our politicians & army licking the Western powers to prove the opposite is simply shameful. Islam is the fodder for existence of 80% of this country, it’s a pity the ruling class despises & demeans Islam, throughout the 60 years of its existence, hence the OBVIOUS tension between the people & the leadership.

The other side of the coin is that SINCE the educated people (read so called Muslims) disowned Islam, the ILLITERATES "hijacked" it, using it as a means to gain power & control of the masses. Now we have to undo the damage, the only way it can be done is the ruling class to be from educated Muslims who understand Islam in letter & spirit & are able to propagate that to the masses, cutting out the illiterate clergy if not educating them.

Being an Islamic nation does NOT mean we force people to live in an Islamic way, it means ADMINSTERING RIGHTS & JUSTICE, hence drinking & even red light areas can be allowed so that tourism & frustration in the nation goes where it deserves, of course giving rights to sex workers as well. Extremism real name is "Jihalatism" change that to Islamic teachings as an educated Muslim like you & me would understand & extremism will be a thing of the past.

3 Foreign Policy

Since we are too selfish a nation, no one in our leadership in 60 years, hopefully not today as well, saw beyond their NOSE, they only cared for “badmashi”, POWER, MONEY, SHARAB & SHABAB (my point, you do anything you like in your personal life, but please be professional when it comes to governance!), hence foreign policy fell easily in the lap of external powers. Now if we have people of some character they will devise their OWN policies to suit Pakistan & negotiate tough deals that suit us than othersl! Also the ISI & the Army used meddling policies in India & Afghanistan, & as the saying goes "every action has an equal & opposite reaction" hence our peace is torn & shall remain.

4 Messy Economy

We fix points 1-3, 50% of economic activity will improve. The other half I have solid ideas to help the country recoup through free zones, IT leadership & more.

5 Messy Civil Services

We fix points 1-3 & civil services will start coming back on track with accountability & national focus.

6 Power tussle

Only the army & politicians can call a truce on this! We can only pray. However history tells us that when politicians become too corrupt the army steps in, & when the generals lose their sanity or their life, whichever comes first! Then the politicians re enter the arena. This merry go round will ONLY end when we establish law & order as in point no 1.
About me
I'm not a talker, I'm a doer, in Mr Shaukat Aziz as Finance Minister time, under Riaz Naqvi, the finest civil servant I ever met, alongside his colleague Riaz Malik, both ex Chairmen CBR, I was able to stop smuggling of mobile phones in Pakistan vide SRO 391 in 2001 that got the Govt USD 1bn in extra taxes. My efforts for all parties to unite to fight corruption & spread real Islam in Pakistan & beyond are well documented, so are my efforts to improve Pakistan economy. I got nothing out of it, not even a “thank you” from the government, but who cares, I love the PEOPLE and for them I do this. Be OPEN and BROADMINDED, stop BLAMING, and start ACTING. Join me, let’s change Pakistan as one nation, not Muslim, Hindu, Jew or Christian, Black, Yellow or White, Catholic or Protestant, PPP or PML, Punjabi or Pathan, Shia or Sunni, be ONE for once!
My life mission is to spread love and peace in a borderless world, join me and change the world. Peace, safety and prosperity are a global priority, I have a utopian dream to change the world, which I think world leaders are either not aware of or are too selfish in their approach to give a thought and reason. The world must act and stop rhetoric in the face of the hate and war machine that some foolishly think will solve terrorism or other problems. Let us be ONE as a world, regardless of religion color or caste and come together, our Creator wants to test us, HE made us (you call Him whatever you like, Allah, God, Bhagwan, Yahweh, makes no difference), we are no one to hate ANY ONE who is different than we are, imagine PEOPLE DO NOT CHOOSE THEIR OWN RELIGION, they simply blindly follow what their parents followed, so WHY SHOULD WE HATE SOMEONE WHO HAS NOT EVEN "CHOSEN" THEIR RELIGION???
Please read and forward this site to your friends and let us make this ideal world a reality, without borders, without passports, but WITH rules that we all accept, starting with tolerance and love for those who are unlike us… Think, if God wanted, we would all have been the same shape, size, color etc, if we hate a race, think, He made them too! He cannot hate His own creation so how can we? To judge us is His job, not ours, we are to accept and love each other and defy Satan.
If you don’t believe in religion, thats' fine too, believe in humanity at least and preach all to be good human beings starting with yourself and those you love.

Imran Owais Kazmi
Chief Thinking Officer
A Happy World / Strategy 2 Action, Dubai, UAE
Cell +971 55 8094119, +971 50 5849562, +44 750 9184690
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Imran O Kazmi said...

Dearest Pakistanis, Arafat and PTI/all parties/media,

This is a very serious matter; our country is on the edge of breakup and civil war.

It will be my pleasure to attend the PTI, or any other Pakistani party meet in Dubai, I have severe bronchitis right now and am on way to hospital, else I have every desire to call Arafat, since I can’t talk I am emailing all of you brothers and sisters of our unlucky country ruled by landlords and corrupt people, BUT full of highly religious, simple, hardworking and loving people.

I am the unofficial President of Pakistan who doesn’t need votes, power or authority : - ) join me, lets wipe out poverty, illiteracy and bad governance, we CAN do it, just read my blogs below and start believing… I had read PTI Agenda, however, I have my OWN agenda too, which complements PTI Agenda, following links will enlighten you to Pakistan and Global freedom from centuries of human captivity in idolistic thought and action.

1 Change Pakistan download presentation from here (Change Pakistan)
2 Change the World
3 To know more about me, and join me on LinkedIn click

Imran Khan is a good man, he was my childhood hero, perhaps like yours too, can never forget the ’92 World Cup images, however, in politics, being too direct and aggressive, he alienated himself from everyone, while it is easy to criticize, I must tell you there is GOOD in EVERY human being, yes perhaps even in Mr Zardari, there was in Musharaf, had that not been the case he wouldn’t have helped me stop smuggling of cell phones in Pakistan while I was Nokia country head from 1999-2001 and earned Government of Pakistan USD 1bn+ todate. Let us tell PTI’s respected leader, Mr Imran Khan, that to criticize is easy, but to accept and change people is TOUGH, WHY does he or we BLAME our current leaders? They are a product of our current SOCIAL VALUES, such a society as ours, at present will produce leaders as at present, simple! A leader is like a prophet of old times, he ACCEPTS people and lovingly preaches his message to them, he does not insult and ridicule them, that is THEIR job, and the enlightened ones in them soon understand and help them.

I look forward to helping PTI, or any other party, change Pakistan, just as in my small way, I have helped PPP, PML and PML-Q, MQM, ISPR through their FEW GOOD PEOPLE (Fauzia Wahab, Dr Donya Aziz and Pervaiz Malik/Riaz Fattiana, Kunwar Khalid Yunus, Brig Tariq Jilani among others) as we are all ONE NATION I will never cut off one part of Pakistan to please another, PTI is a part of Pakistan so are the other parties, I accept and love every Pakistani even if their thinking and actions are different from mine; I don’t generally HATE people and the only people I DO HATE are those who hate other fellow human beings.

All the best to Pakistan and ENLIGHTENMENT to you fellow Pakistanis then the HATE of 60 years. I have worked SELFLESSLY for Pakistan, I was never rewarded by the Government or Politicians for my effort but the PEOPLE of Pakistan, no matter what forum I met them, or on the streets, have ALWAYS praised me, that to me is reward enough and I seek none else then the prosperity and INTEGRITY of Pakistan which is at risk today.


Imran O Kazmi

Chief Thinking Officer, A Happy World/CRS Cube
GSM: +44 750 9184690, +971 50 5849562, +971 55 8094119

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Anonymous said...

Imran, I am so proud of having you as a friend. This is a wonderful mission and you have very constructive ideas, somewhat unrealistic but based on great intentions and pondering.

I am not a cynic and I agree with you on most points.

On law and order, however, I do have an excuse (to me legit) for the police and beaureaucrats: Sure they are corrupt, but they are corrupt because there compensaion is way below what it should be. I truley believe if the police was paid better a majority of them would loose the motivation to seek bribes. It will take a while to change habits. They could start with offering them two options. Higher salaray and benefits and complete accountability and retribution. Or continue their current lifestyle and values.

With checks and balances and change in values through social media we can bring abt this revolution. If the corrupt are reviled and shunned instead of being revered because of their material wealth they would have to change. When the new younger generation refuses to accept and venerate wealth from corruption, it will eventually stop.

Imran, wonderful efforts. God Bless you.


Anonymous said...

CZ, I know what you're saying, I know you mean well, MANY Pakistanis like you full of zeal have proposed SIMILAR ideological but impractical solutions...

BUT sorry I don't agree, the thing is, your suggestion is not practical:

"...They could start with offering them two options. Higher salaray and benefits and complete accountability and retribution. Or continue their current lifestyle and values..."

When you say "accountability" WHO will hold millions of policemen accountable? You are proposing a new force of equal size as watchdogs over them OR you expect the "JUNTA" - the public who is ALREADY much HARASSED to speak up? They never will when the honor of their daughters and lives of their sons are placed as a choice before them?

Once corrupt always corrupt, how many bribe takers you know turned sufis? There is a reason why such things are dealt with SEVERELY in the West, they DON'T FORGIVE BRIBE TAKERS IN THE US/UK/Euro that you are proposing, for a good reason!

Army is our only hope, to use them, not BE USED by them as has been the case so far, read my presentation, download it from the blog, the link is in red.

Cyma, I showed it to Paki MNAs and Ministers... will tell you someday what happened and to what extent I went...



Anonymous said...

ok, i mean no disrespect to your sentiments but for a guy who loves and does it for the "people" only, you sure really wanted a "thank you" from the Government else you wouldnt have mentioned it the "thank you" part here. Lets be more honest to people when we talk to them.

As far as your historical knowledge is concerned, time you et some facts straight.. specially the cause of formation of PAkistan. Pakistan was made as a secular state where all religions would have freedom to do what they wish to do (which in turn is also a trait in Islamic societies) but the cause of Pakistan was not Islam alone else the population of Muslims in India is still twice more than us :) do a little research brother and i wish you luck in your mission!

Imran Owais Kazmi [IOK] said...

Well, firstly you should be able to identify yourself if you think you are morally correct. I have done my research have you done yours by the way Sir/Madam? Do you know how MANY Muslims and Hindus were butchered in this process? Oh you might call that "ethnic" violence, whereas you probably know, smart that you are to not even come out in the open and yet make your irrational comments, that it was a religious thing...

Wake up, anyway swine flu will kill those who survive and make mockery of the truth. Even those who don't :-) LOL