Sunday, October 28, 2007

Jinnah House


A white mansion in mumbai, where the founder of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Quaid-E-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah lived, worth by some estimated around USD 15 million, has been in the news for quite some time now. Pakistan, India and Jinnah's dosowned daughter Dina Wadia has claimed it.

Dina Wadia, who wants this property for herself has filed claims for the house which Indian government has rejected citing that Muhammad Ali Jinnah clearly willed the house to his sister Fatima Jinnah, Who died in 1967 and she did not have any children.

Pakistan, who has also claimed the Jinnah House for sentimental purposes, want the house so that it can be turned into a consulate. Jinnah after the partition became the Governer General of Pakistan and left the mansion. After leaving the mansion he requested that his house be turned into a consulate, since he passed away only about a year after the partition he deal was never finalized .

India, who claims that the property belonged to Fatima Jinnah, and since she passed away in 1963 and did not leave a living will the house is considered abandoned and becomes property of the government.

Jinah also in his will states that if upon his sister death she did not have any children then his estate will be split between Alighar (sic) University, Islamic College in Peshawar and the Sindh Madressa in Karachi, All these facts in mind the solution to this generation old problem is that I believe will make all happy, all except for Quaid's disowned daughter. I think the house should be turned into a Pakistani Consulate and Pakistan should pay a rent that should be split between Alighar (sic) University, Islamic College in Peshawar and the Sindh Madressa in Karachi evenly or If Pakistan prefers to buy the place then they must pay a fair market value for the house and the revenue should be split between the universities too. India turning the house over to Pakistan will open new gates of friendship between the two nations, and as for Dina who left her father for Neville Wadia, and was disowned by her father should not be given his house that he loved so much.

Abu Abdullah,
The Doctor of Truth

Saturday, October 6, 2007

"President" Musharraf???


On October 6, 2007, General Prevez Musharraf was elected the President of Pakistan, but most of the things in Pakistani Politics his victory was not free of any conflicts, so therefore let us take part in conflict and express out views.

First of all let take a deeper look at the word "President", it comes from latin roots prae- and -sedere, which mean "before" and "to sit" respectively. Originally the term "President" was used for a designated officer that sat before a debate or other gathering to make sure that the the proceedings were according to the rules and regulations, and many times to avoid any bias the President wasn't even allowed to vote on issues that the council would be discussing. This was done to make sure that there is no conflict of interest, and President's only job is to observe the rules and make sure they are adhered to.

Let us also ponder upon the concept of democracy, where power is distributed to many individuals and entities to make sure that they system of checks and balances is maintained. If any one individual hold more than one position, or has too much influence the balance is disrupted and democracy is destroyed.

How can General Pervez Musharraf, become President and reside before the Government of Pakistan to make sure that the rules of Constitution are followed, when he, himself, came into power violating these rules. How can he be the leader of a Democracy and maintain a system of checks and balances when he, himself, destroyed the system by holding multiple powerful positions and is known for influencing and forcing the decisions of those that are suppose to keep him in check.

Abu Abdullah,
The Doctor of Truth