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HOW JANG AND GEO GROUP TRIED TO PROMOTE ANTI-ISLAM AGENDA OF INDIA BY PROMOTING SECRET DOMINANCE OF SECULAR ANCHORS AND COLUMNISTS OVER THE ISLAMISTS?

HOW JANG AND GEO GROUP IS PROMOTING ITS SECULAR AGENDA IN AN ISLAMIC STATE LIKE PAKISTAN?

 

Neglecting ISLAMISTS, SECULAR Anchors like Dr. Shaesta Lodhi

 were intentionally employed by Geo-Jung Group to promote anti-Islam agenda of India

 

SUHAIL WARAECH TRIES TO HIDE HIS SECULAR LEANINGS AND HIS PROMOTION OF SECULAR COLUMNSTS

 

 JUNG-GEO GROUP RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 'DOMINATION'

 OF SECULAR, LEFTIST WRITERS AND ANCHORS IN ITS GROUP

AND FOR ITS PLANNED ELIMINATION AND DISCOURAGEMENT

 OF ISLAMIST COLUMNISTS FROM JUNG EDITORIAL PAGES

 

CABLE OPERATERS SHOULD BE FINED AND PUNISHED FOR SUPPRESSING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN PAKISTAN

AGAINST THE ORDERS OF SUPREME COURT AND PEMRA

Geo Broadcasts are not shown in Pakistan at 70% of places

Hamid Mir Silent on Who Might Have Shot at HIm,

But Wants to Fight for the Freedom of Media

 

 http://www.dailysabah.com/columns/ibrahim-kalin/2014/05/23/information-knowledge-and-lost-wisdom  

INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE AND LOST WISDOM

İbrahim Kalın23 May 2014, Friday 

The term 'Information Age' has been used so much that we are all supposed to know what it means. In most cases, people think of the Internet boom and the digital information we get from it. However, the term also refers to the fact that people are becoming more and more dependent on computers and networks that provide 'virtual' info on anything and everything. Since knowledge is freedom, it is implied that the Information Age is the age of liberation.

Is this really the case? For a number of reasons, the answer is no. First of all, information is not necessarily freedom. On the contrary, information inflation is becoming a serious problem. How to store digital information has become a sector in itself. What do you with tens of millions of reports, articles, statistics, graphics, pictures, et cetera that are published every day? If you do not know what you really need, having "stuff " is simply a burden.

Secondly, the much-praised Information Age is based on confusion between information and knowledge. What is out there on the Internet, in the virtual world of billions of websites and info-graphics, is "data," not knowledge. The difference between the two is that while information provides the quantitative, statistical and numerical enlisting of things, knowledge signifies synthesis, perception and understanding. Knowledge is based on reason and experience. "Data" cannot be a substitute for knowledge; data by itself is a soulless collection of facts, figures and numbers. Having the largest set of data a few clicks away does not mean that we have gained knowledge.

Knowledge is based on a cognitive and deeper grasp of the meaning of things. Unlike data and information, it is not a set of cold facts and numbers. Knowledge is something existential and personal at once. Its goal is to enlighten us and make us better human beings.

Meaning is key here, and brings us to the threshold of wisdom.

The ancient Greeks were well aware of the central role of meaning and purpose in our pursuit of knowledge. Plato placed the ultimate meaning of things in the world of Ideas or Forms, which transcend the ephemeral limitations of the material world and provide a firmer basis for sound knowledge. Aristotle defined wisdom as knowing the cause of things and why things are the way they are. Even a "scientist" like Aristotle could not explain the meaning of things by simply referring to the things themselves in a tautological manner. Instead, he urged his students to go beyond the question of "what," which the basic sciences answer, and dwell on the "why" of things, which is the proper subject matter of philosophy as wisdom.

Until the modern period, the meaning of things was believed to reside in something higher than the things themselves. Reducing meaning to the physical components of things was considered absurd. It was like defining the meaning of a book with its page numbers, paper quality, ink and cover. Rather, meaning was defined as something that gave things their true essence, purpose and function.

In this view, human reason discovers meaning, and when it appropriates and internalizes it, it achieves wisdom. The meaning that a book conveys transcends its physical properties.

Most Islamic languages have the word "hikmah" for wisdom. Interestingly, its root meaning is "to restrain" and "to prevent." The object of restrain includes ignorance, injustice and foolishness. Wisdom is that which prevents us from epistemic errors and moral vices. Wisdom connotes knowledge, justice, bliss, forbearance and uprightness. Knowledge leads to wisdom when it induces us to combine understanding and virtue or knowledge and practice. As the ninth century Muslim scholar Ibn Qutayba said, "A man is not called hakim (wise) unless he combines the two."

That is why philosophy is never simply mental gymnastics. As Pythagoras famously said, wisdom belongs to God; we immortals can only love wisdom. And wisdom means knowing the reality of things and acting accordingly. Philosophy shorn of ethics and reduced to a mere interpretation of science is simply bad philosophy.

The Islamic intellectual tradition conceived of wisdom as the unifying element of all sciences and types of knowledge. That is why the earliest centers of learning were called House of Wisdom (Bayt al-Hikmah). This is where philosophical, scientific and technological studies were carried out in an integrated manner.

The reason we have lost wisdom in the digital age is because we have lost sight of our existence. Modernism created a one-dimensional concept of reality and reduced the meaning of things to the epistemic competencies of the knowing subject. This landed us in radical subjectivism. Postmodernism stuck to an antirealist ontology whereby it claimed that there is no essence, no foundation, no substance except for what we make of the world. This wild claim had a lot of currency against the hegemony of classical modernism and rationalism but lost much of its élan recently.

Perhaps it is time to reconsider the meaning of serious philosophical thinking and recover the enduring relevance of wisdom for humanity in the 21st century. If the Information Age in which we live is to have any meaning, it will be not through more data and information but through a deeper reflection on the meaning of things.

 

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ibrahim




The real cost of Pakistan’s war on terror

By Ali Wahab

Published: July 11, 2010




How the country getting $0.8b for a $10b operation is a common occurrence

We fail to realise the economic costs of someone else’s war on terror that we have been fighting because of how our leaders tend to focus on petty political gains. We do not realise how expensive suicide bombs, militant-rule and a military campaign against them can be.

We had one of the biggest internal displacements in the history of world with nearly 2.3 million migrating to other areas, being taken care of and then finally being repatriated and rehabilitated to their homes.

The country received around $0.8 billion for an operation that cost Pakistan approximately $10 billion. We are talking about the Malakand operation that was staged during the summer of 2009.

It is easy to blame the government for not being able to control budgetary deficits, but the government cannot be blamed for costs that cannot be envisaged in a budget.

No one should expect policy makers to make budgetary estimates that would take dealing with 2.3 million internally displaced people into account.

The International Monetary Fund’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper identifies the “government spending in excess of revenue” to be the country’s main problem. The report talks about the recent political, economic and social events, both domestic and international, which have put an adverse impact on Pakistan. To emphasize the impact on the economy, the role in war on terror finds its place in the very beginning of the report.

There are other problems that can easily be blamed for Pakistan’s macroeconomic instability including domestic  law and order, an unprecedented global  increase in prices of oil, food and other essential commodities, instability in international financial markets.

But the fact remains that the most important factor is Pakistan bearing the direct and indirect costs being the frontline state in the first worlds War on Terror.

As a result of these issues, Pakistan is currently facing major challenges including growing fiscal and current account deficits; rising inflation; growth deterioration; and depleting foreign exchange reserves.

The IMF has highlighted the economic cost of the war by looking at the direct cost of resource movement and indirect cost of loss of exports, foreign investment, privatization, industrial output, and tax collection.

The findings are staggering and should give enough thought to detractors of our involvement in a war of our own existence. They calculate the economic costs of the war to be $30 billion, using the actual foreign exchange rates prevalent in those years.

The report goes on to say that Pakistan’s role in the war on terror severely dented the development work in the country. “Pakistan has sustained immense socioeconomic costs of being a partner in the international counterterrorism campaign,” the report said.

Since the start of the anti-terrorism campaign, an overall sense of uncertainty has contributed to the capital flight, as well as, slowed down domestic economic activity making foreign investors jittery despite all these challenges Pakistan has not defaulted on any of its obligations and successfully paid back the entire amount of a Sovereign Euro Bond in January 2010.

At the same time it is also important to highlight the importance of relief that we can get from International Community. If the likes of IMF acknowledge the role we are playing and also suffering because of it economy wise, then why can’t we lobby effectively and get ourselves some relief?

We should try to get our bilateral debt written off. It is pertinent to note that during the 9 months of July 2009 to March 2010, Pakistan serviced $1.72 billion of foreign debt (according to SBP figures) or approximately PKR 150 billion.

Our total foreign debt is $54.235 billion as of March 2010. Out of that approximately $14.1 billion is with the  Paris Club in which there are 18 nations who rescheduled our debt in December 2001. These countries include the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, France and Germany.

We should demand from the world that we need this relief as it will allow us to plug the holes in our budget and also allow for spending more on development which is a foremost strategy to shun extremism.

For example, if the interest and debt service cost over the next 3 years from these loans of around $18 billion come to Rs400 billion, then the government can freeze its expenditures by the same amount. Imagine the trickledown effect on our economy.

We will be saving servicing cost and also reducing our expenditure. It will be a saving of Rs800 billion over three years of time. With this saving, we can reduce our fiscal deficit and at the same time increase our development programs. All it requires is for all of parties in the parliament to join hands and stand together.

The PPP will not be in power for ever but Pakistan has to be there forever and that we can only achieve by setting aside our petty differences and working towards a consensus that can actually help Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2010.

WHY DEAL WHEN ISRAEL HOLDS ALL THE CARDS

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Did anyone really think that John Kerry’s nine-month effort to produce a Palestinian mini-state would ever work? If so, they were either ignorant of the Mideast, naïve, or deeply cynical.

The best one could say about Kerry’s fiasco was that it was a charade designed to show America’s Arab allies that Washington was really making an effort to resolve the nearly seven-decade suffering of the 5 million homeless Palestinians.

In 2002, I wrote that the latest Arab-Israel peace initiative – called “the roadmap to peace” – would be a dead end in the desert. So it was, and so was each ensuing peace spasm as Washington beseeched, begged , implored, cajoled and pleaded with Israel to allow creation of a small, semi-independent Palestinian state on the Israel-occupied West Bank.

Oooops! New Jersey governor Chris Christie, the Republican frontrunner for president, went to Las Vegas to lick the hand of Uber Zionist media mogul billionaire Sheldon Adelson. While kow-towing to Adelson, who made his billions by exploiting poor people’s addiction to gambling, Christie made what could be a fatal faux pas.

The New Jersey governor referred to what the United Nations terms the “Israeli-occupied West Bank” as the “Israeli-occupied West Bank.” Adelson, a chief financier of militant Jewish settlers on the West Bank and Golan, went ballistic. No, no, no! It’s Judea and Samaria, thundered the casino mogul, given to the chosen people by God himself!

Poor Christie slunk back to New Jersey. His plain speaking may cost him the presidential nomination. Adelson repeated his offer to give a sufficiently pro-Greater Israel Republican candidate $100 million.

This sickening tale of dirty money and an American political process totally corrupted by now unlimited money explains why Israel has no intention of signing a peace deal with the Palestinians. Why should it?

First, Israel’s ruling Likud Party and its even more extreme allies have vowed there will never be a Palestinian state. Period. In their view, all of Palestine belongs to the Jews, even if they hail from Russia, Morocco, Poland or Lithuania. As the late Gen. Ariel Sharon so often proclaimed, the true Palestinian state is Jordan. There will be no return to pre-1967 borders.

Second, Palestinians don’t exist, as the late Israeli PM Golda Meir was so fond of saying: they are merely landless Bedouin. How ironic that the Jewish thinker Arthur Koestler wrote much the same about the Jews, calling them descendants of nomadic Khazars.

Third, as Sharon used to boast, “don’t worry about the US. I control the US!” Israel’s right wing has turned the US Congress into performing seals. Any US official or politician deemed insufficiently pro-Israel has a short career. Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu even humiliated President Obama and VP Joe Biden – and was cheered by Congress.

Fourth, Israel holds all the cards. US Mideast policy is determined by the potent Israel lobby. Israel grows rich from US aid ($3-5 billion annually) and new energy discoveries. Its economy thrives and its tech sector is a world leader. Israel has annexed the region’s key water sources.

Militarily, Israel could conquer much of the Mideast in mere days. Israel’s American allies, known as neocons, engineered the Iraq war that destroyed Israel’s most capable Arab enemy. Now, thanks again to the neocons, the other serious enemy, Syria, lies in ruins.

Egypt, the Arab world’s leading power, is now run by a brutal fascist regime that is secretly allied with Israel. Distant Iran offers no current military challenge to Israel. Besides, nuclear-armed Israel has unlimited American military and financial backing.

Palestinians are split between the useless PLO – a sock puppet for the US and Israel – and Hamas, locked up in Gaza. They pose only nuisance value to Israel. The only serious remaining Arab fighting force is Lebanon’s Hezbollah – but it is only effective when fighting at home.

Israel’s right is quite prepared to enforce an apartheid state where Arabs have few rights and no political power. It’s no coincidence that Israel and apartheid South Africa were the closest of allies.

Finally, Israel’s Zionist hard right has always been reluctant to fix the nation’s borders with Syria and Lebanon. Who knows what Israel’s final borders will look like. Some on Israel’s hard right see golden opportunities in a collapsing, fragmented Arab world.
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اخوان المسلمون کے آٹھویں مرشد عام جناب ڈاکٹر محمد بدیع کو سزائے موت سنا دی گئی ہے۔ اخوان پوری دنیا میں جانی پہچانی تحریک ہے۔ اس نے ہردور میں فراعنۂ مصر کے ظلم برداشت کیے اور حق کا پرچم سرنگوں نہ ہونے دیا۔ حسن البنا شہید، عبدالقادر عودہ شہید اور سید قطب شہید نے جو نشان ہائے منزل اپنے خون سے منور کیے وہ آج بھی تابندہ ہیں۔ اخوان المسلمون کی بنیاد مصر میں 1928ء میں رکھی گئی۔ بائیس سالہ نوجوان [امام] حسن البنا اس کے بانی اور پہلے مرشد عام تھے۔ وہ اپنی شہادت 12فروری 1949ء تک اخوان کی قیادت کا حق ادا کرتے رہے۔ ان کے بعد معروف جج اورعالم ربانی جناب حسن الہضیبی نے یہ کٹھن فریضہ 1971ء تک اد اکیا۔ بیش تر زمانہ جیل میں گزرا، 1954ء میں ان کو سزائے موت بھی سنائی گئی، مگر بڑھاپے کی وجہ سے اسے عمرقید میں تبدیل کردیا گیا۔ تیسرے مرشد عام معروف دانش ور، ادیب اور مصنف، قانون دان اور فقیہ جناب عمرتلمسانی منتخب ہوئے۔ جنھوں نے یہ ذمہ داری 22مئی 1986ء تک ادا کی۔ چوتھے مرشد عام معروف خاندان سے تعلق رکھنے والے بڑے زمیندار، مجاہد اور درویش منش راہنما محمد حامد ابوالنصر مقرر ہوئے، جنھوں نے 1996ء میں اپنی وفات تک اخوان کی قیادت کا حق ادا کیا۔ پانچویں مرشد عام عالمی شہرت رکھنے والے متحرک لیڈر داعی اور خطیب، غازی اور مجاہد استاد مصطفی مشہور مقرر ہوئے۔ 14نومبر 2002ء کو ان کی وفات ہوئی تو جناب مامون الہضیبی چھٹے مرشد عام مقرر ہوئے جو پارلیمنٹ کے رکن اور معروف قانون دان تھے۔ انھوں نے کئی بار مصر کی بار ایسوسی ایشنز کی سربراہی بھی کی۔
مامون الہضیبی، دوسرے مرشد عام، جناب حسن الہضیبی کے فرزند ارجمند تھے۔ ان کا بطور مرشد عام تقرر ان کی اپنی قربانیوں، قابلیت اور اخوان کے ساتھ تعلق کی بنیاد پر ہوا نہ کہ حسن الہضیبی کا صاحبزادہ ہونے کی وجہ سے۔ 8جنوری 2004ء کو ان کی وفات کے بعد جناب محمد مہدی عاکف پر یہ ذمہ داری ڈالی گئی۔ موصوف جوانی کے دور سے لے کر آخر وقت تک اگلی صفوں میں رہ کر کام کرتے رہے ہیں اور انھوں نے قربانیوں کی ایک تاریخ رقم کی ہے۔ جوانی میں جیل کی کال کوٹھڑیوں کو آباد کیا اور زنداں خانوں میں قیدیوں کی تربیت نہایت محبت واپنائیت سے کرتے رہے۔ انھوں نے خود رضا کارانہ طور پر جنوری 2010ء میں اخوان کی قیادت سے فراغت حاصل کرلی۔ اب قیادت کی ذمہ داری جناب ڈاکٹر محمدبدیع پر ڈالی گئی جو تاحال اخوان کے مرشد عام ہیں۔     
ڈاکٹر محمد بدیع کی قیادت میں ہی مصری قوم نے ظالم آمرانہ نظام کے خلاف جدوجہد کا آغاز کیا اور بے پناہ قربانیاں دینے کے بعد حسنی مبارک کی ظالمانہ حکمرانی سے نجات حاصل کی۔ اسی دوران انتخابات کا ڈور ڈالا گیا، جس میں پارلیمان کے دونوں ایوانوں اور صدارتی انتخابات میں اخوان کو کامیابی حاصل ہوئی۔ اخوان کی طرف سے معروف پارلیمانی شخصیت جناب ڈاکٹر محمد مرسی صدارتی امیدوار تھے جو سخت مقابلے کے بعد دوسرے راؤنڈ میں کامیاب ہوئے۔ 30جون 2012ء سے 3جولائی 2013ء تک محض ایک سال کی قلیل مدت ان کی حکومت رہی۔ اس عرصے میں انھوں نے مصر کو عزت ووقار کا مقام دلانے کے لیے دور رَس اقدامات کیے۔ بنیادی انسانی حقوق، آزاد معیشت، آزاد خارجہ پالیسی، امت مسلمہ کے ساتھ دوستانہ تعلقات اور مسئلہ فلسطین پر جرأت مندانہ موقف اختیار کرنے کے فیصلے کیے۔     
عالم کفر کو یہ بات ہرگز گوارا نہیں تھی کہ مصر جیسے اہم ملک میں ان لوگوں کی حکومت قائم ہوجائے جوخود داری اور حمیت ملی سے اپنے معاملات آزادنہ طور پر چلانا چاہتے ہیں۔ پوری دنیا کی باطل قوتیں ان کے خلاف محاذ آرا ہوگئیں۔ طالع آزما جنرل عبدالفتاح سیسی موقع کی تاک میں تھا۔ کفر ونفاق کی قوتوں نے اس کی پیٹھ ٹھونکی اور اس نے حکومت کا تختہ الٹ دیا۔ منتخب صدر اور اخوان کی ساری قیادت، ارکان پارلیمان وسینٹ بلکہ عام کارکنان حتّٰی کہ خواتین اور طالبات تک کو جیل میں ڈالا گیا۔ احتجاجی مظاہر وں کے دوران نمازیوں پر بلڈوزر چلائے گئے۔ ہزاروں معصوم شہریوں، بزرگوں، بچوں اور مردو خواتین کو موت کے گھاٹ اتارا گیا۔ اخوان کو بغیر کیس سنے موت کی سزائیں سنانے کا سلسلہ شروع ہوگیا۔ صدر مرسی کو پہلے پھانسی کی سزا سنا دی گئی تھی۔ اب مرشد عام ڈاکٹر محمد بدیع کو بھی سیکڑوں بے گناہ اخوانیوں کے ساتھ سزائے موت سنائی گئی ہے۔
ڈاکٹر محمد بدیع کے اکلوتے بیٹے اور کئی عزیز شہید ہوچکے ہیں۔ ان کے بیٹے کو 16اگست 2013ء کے روزہ قاہرہ میں ایک مظاہرے کے دوران پولیس کے مسلح دستوں نے گولی مار کر شہید کردیا تھا۔ ڈاکٹر محمد بدیع کی تین بیٹیاں ہیں۔ ظلم کی انتہا یہ ہے کہ ڈاکٹر صاحب کی ساری جائیداد بھی قبضے میں لے لی گئی ہے اور ان کے حسابات بھی منجمد کردیے گئے ہیں۔ یہ عظیم راہنما بچپن ہی سے نیکی، خیر اور تقویٰ کا علم بردار تھا۔ مصر کے صنعتی شہر ’’محلہ الکبریٰ‘‘ میں 7اگست 1943ء کو ان کی پیدائش ہوئی۔ انھوں نے ویٹرنری میڈیسن میں قاہرہ یونی ورسٹی سے 1965ء میں بی ایس کی ڈگری حاصل کی۔ اسی سال 22برس کی عمر میں انھیں اخوان کا رکن ہونے کی پاداش میں گرفتار کر لیا گیا۔ ایک جعلی ملٹری عدالت نے ان کو 15سال قید کی سزا سنا دی۔ ان کی یہ سزا1974ء میں اس وقت ختم ہوئی جب انوار سادات نے اخوانی قیدیوں کو رہا کرنا شروع کیا۔ رہائی کے بعد ڈاکٹر محمد بدیع نے مختلف مصری یونی ورسٹیوں میں تدریس کے فرائض ادا کیے۔ گرفتاری کے وقت تک وہ جزوقتی پروفیسر آف پتھالوجی کے طور پر بنی سیف یونی ورسٹی میں ویٹرنری کے شعبے میں پڑھا رہے تھے۔     
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جولائی 2013ء ڈاکٹر محمد بدیع کے خلاف جھوٹا کیس بنایا گیا جس کے تحت 20اگست کو انھیں جیل میں ڈال دیا گیا۔ اس وقت سے وہ جیل میں ہیں۔ قاہرہ کی فوجداری عدالت کے تین ججوں نے یکے بعد دیگرے کیس کی سماعت سے معذرت کرکے خود کو اس سے الگ کرلیا۔ آخر حکومت کے منظور نظر ججوں نے 28اپریل کو بغیر کسی قانونی جواز کے ڈاکٹر محمد بدیع کو کیس سنے بغیر سزائے موت سنا دی ہے۔     
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پوری دنیا کے انصاف پسند حلقے اس ظلم وسفاکی پر سراپا احتجاج ہیں، جب کہ ڈاکٹر محمد بدیع نے جیل کی کال کوٹھری سے کہا ہے کہ موت کا وقت متعین ہے، جو ٹالے ٹلتا نہیں اور وقت سے پہلے کبھی آتا نہیں۔ اللہ کی راہ میں شہادت اعزاز اور سعادت ہے، ہم نہ جھکیں گے اور نہ اپنا راستہ چھوڑیں گے۔ اللہ کے ہر فیصلے پر ہم راضی ہیں۔ اللہ اپنے ان     مخلص ومظلوم بندوں کی مدد فرمائے اور ظالموں کے کرتوتوں پر ان کی رسی کھینچ لے۔
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