Apr 17, 2015

NA-246 By-Election in Karachi

Mar 14, 2015

The Real Face of India - BBC Documentary Banned

The documentary made by BBC, named “India’s Daughter,” portrays how Jyoti Singh was trodden and gang raped on a bus as it was driving around Indian Capital “Delhi” in 2012. She soon after died in a hospital in Singapore. Her male friend also was harshly beaten but stayed alive.

One of the accused, bus driver Ram Singh, allegedly hanged himself in his jail compartment. His brother, Mukesh Singh, and three other men, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur and Pawan Gupta, were convicted of rape and murder and punished to death. One other accused, a young, was given the highest sentence of three years in a reform facility.

Subsequent the occurrence, the Indian government passed new sexual stabbing laws, together with one that set a mandatory bare minimum sentence of 20 years for gang rape.

A documentary portraying the assault, prepared by Leslee Udwin, was meant to be telecasted in India on March 8, International Women’s Day, but the Indian government held its release on March 4 for panic of inciting more aggression, officials said. The #BBC ended up broadcasting it that day in the UK.

The film also shows footage of the enormous street protests around India that ensued, along with dialogues with the victim’s parents, Badri and Asha.

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Jan 3, 2015

How to Make a Governmental Institute More Effective and Less Corrupt (Part II)

This post is a second part of "How to Make a Governmental Institute More Effective and Less Corrupt"

The evident slogan: "It is politics just as before" is as well limited as the actual cause. To destroy any political impact is no solution within a democratic process.

I feel that there are three, also related, underlying factors.

Inadequate interest of the population and its politicians for public and political benefits to determine a clear purpose to each Ministry, what ever this purpose may be.

The goal can even be: "to place everyone to work" to avoid social anxiety, to make an electoral platform; as long as the goal is completely clear. The key between a democratic system lies in clearly declaring by majority recognized, realistic, measurable, to achieve goals. If the politicians would pay more particular attention to clearer communication and checking of targets for the Government – goals which are recognized by the population – it could have advantages for both politicians and the population.

Inadequate attention of the population and its politicians to the building of a full employment substitute in the private sector.

Social employment leads to inadequate gratitude for public officials and private entrepreneurs who do have a clear aim and who are doing a good job. In the long-standing this leads to need of a society and therefore also of its political actors. If the politicians jointly with the "captains of industry" and the social and educational world really make work of a full employment substitute in the private sector and would take concern of the essential "adjustment", than the stress would reduce on people that have been, for social reasons, wrongly lodged.

Inadequate interest of the political actors on the political benefits to have a clear relation between aim and staff. Understatement of personnel affairs within the government leads to a negligible, executive role for personnel affairs. However, these people continue the machine going; the staff should not only be recognized, but should be scheduled in a correct and consistent style. If you give people no target, nor task, than the bulk of your public officials will disperse themselves a (possibly rootless) destination and (ir)responsibilities. On top of this, if your staff is subjective rewarded, promoted or dismissed of just not cared for enough and the public official lets this happen, than you create harms in a country where a large part of the labour population is a public servant. This has a destructive effect, per incorrectly accommodated official, up to four or five possible voters. So accommodating people wrongly has a harmful result on government, public officials, the people and for the politicians. If the politicians would give more notice to establishing clear objectives per department, to the development of a employment option and accommodating on the base of clear structure states – in such a method that the accommodated people have a clear objective and a clear spot – then politicians could form a positive consequence, not only within the government, but also within their voting public and thus increase politically from improved accommodation.

Accommodation would then be based on plain guideline and is generally acknowledged. The simple understanding of the social, political and economic payback of: undoubtedly defined and communicated targets per Ministry; investing in a different employment in the private sector; a clearer connection between aim and staffing (better accommodation); can stimulate people to change a little, to improve. And the social, political and economic payback of the three changes stated above is sufficient.

We think of: ministerial services that are clearer, quicker and more professionally be performed; ministerial services that are exercised cheaper; officials with a clear job to perform, know where they place and where to go; officials who are not embarrassed of their profession, but are respected; private entrepreneurs who are doing well and are happy to employ people; politicians who are appreciated more by the people; a population with a purchasing power; a population that has self-assurance in their politicians; a well served population. The responsibility of the above stated causes and the producing of the social and political benefits lie not only by the politicians, but also with the public officials who let this take place, as well as with the whole population. Something can be prepared about it!

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Dec 31, 2014

Debris of AirAsia QZ 8501 Found from Java Sea

Rescue teams yesterday retrieved and tallied a grim stuff of bodies and debris from the plane off the coast of southwestern Borneo. But it was unclear what caused the AirAsia Flight 8501, to plunge into the sea on Sunday, less than an hour after leaving Surabaya for Singapore. The first two bodies from AirAsia Flight 8501 arrived Wednesday at a military airstrip at Surabaya International Airport, where many of the passengers' relatives are gathered.

But Indonesian official concerns did not say so explicitly, their comments on Tuesday suggested that it was unlikely that survivors would be found.

Malaysians are shaken by loss of third Jet in Year 2014.

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Sep 14, 2014

How to Make a Governmental Institute More Effective and Less Corrupt

Most top positions in a government institute are taken by friends of one or another political head, some of them even without the expertise of taking this position. This then can create in the minds of the population revolutionary ideas validated by the concept that all people working for the Government are corrupt (we are facing a giant sit-out against corruption in front of Parliament House by Pakistan Tehrik e Insaaf or PTI & Pakistan Awami Tehrik or PAT)

Although I agree that this might be the case in quite some circumstances, I cannot, but look further in the hidden reasons of this and – what is more significant – how to probably change this and make sure the top government positions are held by experienced people. So i did some research on this issue and I hope interesting conclusions and a possible solution.

I made a decision to use a metaphor of an imagined country which is a democratic state and has a National Assembly with a Governmental Cabinet. In principal this cabinet is owned by the National Assembly of the State.

Every four years the National Assembly votes for a General Staff (Council of Ministers), which gets this cabinet on loan for four years.  An agreement has been attained on the number of Ministries in the cabinet and in which route they set to move. The cabinet exists of different Ministries. The ministers themselves figure out their individual targets, supplies and staff within the budgetary policies. Some regulations have been organized (Workers Law and related polices) to man the cabinet in a uniform way. However, this cabinet has capacity problems – insufficient staff, knowledge, authority – to carry this out successfully.  Also a large portion of the active population does not have adequately interesting options to earn money on land – or at least thinks that there is no future within the private sector – and therefore wants to employee with the State in order to be assured of an income.

From a good thing to consider, we state that the majority of the public officials and politicians is of good will. So, what should a Minister or Secretary with good motives do in this sort of a case?

He/She takes a large number of people on board, without essentially care for the mission of these people. In some nations this is called "accommodate". Therefore, you get the people who have the right positions to exercise their duties, on the one hand, and people who wrongly where accommodated, who do not have a clear position, on the other hand. There are also people that have been accommodated by a previous Minister. This brings for some department to block, what might annoy people who are in the right position and who do have a objective to accomplish.  In the long-term this brings to De-motivation, disappointment from those that have been incorrectly accommodated.

As a result, at some departments disorder arises, where:

-possibly everybody meddles with everything;
-sometimes everyone is carrying out his/her own thing;
-either nobody is doing anything at all.

Various international and national "steersmen ashore" advise that a number of individuals should go over the top, that clear tasks should be distributed, that people should be properly trained themselves individual tool kits to the Ministers that will take care of all problems. The risk here is that the different Ministries will follow their own guidelines even more and that the staff will be treated irrelevant and in a non-uniform manner.

The unfortunate part is that the above situation is created with good intentions to provide people work and livelihood. But the impact is pernicious, each for the "accommodated" and the other officials. Taking into account a global average of roughly four persons per household, one can also argue that the wrong accommodation of one person can have a potential adverse effect in the long-term on many voters of the Assembly.

The impact of a incorrect accommodation is therefore also for the politician, who backed the accommodation, possibly negative. Nobody has an attention in the success of such a state, neither the politicians, nor the government authorities, nor the people.

The situation as defined over does not happen without a purpose. Some actual causes – interests must can be found that lead to this situation. These underlying causes, when recognised and dealt with can launch the improvement.  What are these underlying causes? What causes, once recognised and dealt with, can trigger a real change in the direction of the ideal picture?

This post is not finished yet I will discuss some more interesting factors in my next post

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Jun 10, 2014

Insurgents Attack Again Nearby Karachi Airport

A security camp nearby Karachi International Airport again targeted by the Insurgents today (Tuesday 10-Jun-14), it's almost 36 hours passed when an all-night strike by the Taliban gunmen at one of the most busy airport of Pakistan.

"The Airport Security Forces Camp is under strike. There is firing. The amount of the destruction could not be estimated yet," a senior officer at the FIA told.

It was not stated yet that who was at the rear of the newest attack.

Pakistan's National Television-PTV revealed that three insurgents had been encircled by security forces at the camp.

All incoming and outgoing flights whether domestic or international of the vast city were suspended.

The current attack damaged prospects for peace discussions among the Taliban and the government.

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