Various Urdu newspapers are advertising for occults and mystics. It is ridiculous and invidious, the way petty AAMILS use the newspaper to make up for their ignorance and lend cheap drama to their own work. Their shameful mission and vision statements are bitter and offensive. The scintillating message/services they offer, are the reasons behind abusive outcomes, people perpetrate after failing in their desired inappropriate tasks. The tasks are invested with glamour and fatal attraction, leading lay-men into the grossest deceptions. The lay men facing the whips and scorns of time become their prey. It’s one of the main factors getting us loose our moral fiber. The newspapers must stop advertising for such cheap so called occult so that a pragmatic and sensible society be nurtured up.
Raymond Davis, a two word name echoing all parts of the country from the past two weeks. A new touchstone for the whole Government and ‘stake holders of establishment cartel’, consequences of which will seemingly decide the faith of any decision making cluster. Since the unpleasant incident happened, much have been said and written on the case and honestly speaking all the political parties have exploited the situation thereby exaggerating on the matter. Every political party is trying to transfer its entire yoke to others. The most attention-grabbing but disappointing response we get is from the PPP side. Mr. Shah Mahmood Qureshi, a mature politician has become the prey. This fresh case of rough treatment by Americans is the reason behind inability of PPP to find a full-ripped person for the post of State Minister. Because everyone is familiar with the US pressure on ‘our’ president. The issue seems to start a new series of unmanageable outcomes.
The only claim by US Government and their local experts assert is complete immunity under “Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963.” The identity of this person is still questionable; Mr. Davis can not be regarded as a diplomat? If by any means he is proved to be so, then under the article 41 of the 1961 Convention, the diplomat is bound to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. Who the hell has allowed him to carry an un-licensed gun and other high-tech equipment in an un-registered vehicle? He has not only violated local laws but has committed the worst of all crimes by shooting two innocent civilians. Now tackling this problem of criminal nature with a law concerning parking-tickets-exemptions does not make any sense. In which country the ambassador or any other diplomat is allowed to shoot the civilians. No one dispense the gun’s whole magazine out in self-defense. A very poor response from the American Council Office in Lahore is also agitating the situation.
There is substantial public indignation regarding the incident and any unpopular verdict by the administration may bring trouble for its continuation. It now remains to be seen where the cat jumps; whether this tug of war ends in Davis’ trial in Pakistan, or would the government exonerate him and send him to his home with a ‘Guard of Honor’.