June 5, 2011

Intellectual cleansing of liberals (4)

(for journalist Saleem Shahzad and writer Saba Dashtiyari brutally killed recently) 

By Habib Sulemani

Even in solitary confinement,
I can see the criminals at work!

Berserk with fear, 
the spymasters’re now harassing,
kidnapping, torturing and killing liberal
journalists, intellectuals and politicians...
It's intellectual cleansing!
  
The assassins in the khaki’re stark naked
They can’t hide anywhere anymore…
The truth's out there!

Despite the media blackout,
I can see tribal Balochistan's bleeding  
I feel the heat—poor Pakhtuland's burning!  

O God of the bearded and uniformed rascals!
Don't you see what's going on in your country? 
My green Punjab has gone red…
My mystic Sindh is in a pool of blood

I can hear the hue and cry in the country:  
"Goodbye to Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan  
What's gonna happen in Pakistan?"

Is this a society or an explosive-dump?
Everywhere’s anarchy and explosions
They wanna make the world a terrorland!

The generals hijacked the budget again
Instead of breads, they wanna feed the
poor on foolish websites and rusted bombs! 

"Who'll protect the nuclear bombs?
They’ve become a liability to our country"
Curiosity adds Shahzad's to other tombs!

Who made the country a terrorist sanctuary?
The culprits’ve no time for such silly questions
My people know who killed Saba Dashtiyari!  

The regime's dealing in dead-bodies
For money it can do any and everything...
Its aim's collecting maximum blood money!  

God! What's wrong with your Pakistan? 

© Habib R. Sulemani  

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2 comments:

  1. SOMEONE ON THE FB PAGE OF A FRIEND OF SLAIN JOURNALIST SALEEM SHEHZAD COMMENTED:

    controvrcies are getting hard frm day to day .. the root of the Nation is losening from minuts to minuts.journalism has been grown the suitable investigators and agents by a third party. this break through upliftd a worst result. the local agencies are doing this short cut. mostly probably such results may be observed ahead.till selected journalists are targeted by agences who might be the agents of...or even vice versa...ny ways the only solution is the root of Nation be strengthend in order to prevent the intrusion of third party..

    i agree to be tragic....hw the tragic happens to occur like periodical or say routine basis.agencies i dont think are concerned with freedom of mind they have to deal with encroaches if we observe current issues....

    we previously experienced there are some journalists who want to tell the Truth... but sometimes it is harmful for the country or it is backed & financed by some Anti elements or some times it is not in accordance to informers and some times it is purely a criminal activity. Saleem Shahzad may be killed by Agencies maybe by Terrorist and maybe by "Third Party" to achieve some GOALS, in-order to put more pressure on our agencies. It maybe deliberately to spark between Army, People, Media & Govt....and the Journalist found spying for third partis will always remain at risk...and the thing i tried to mintion over here was such murders may be observed ahead.we know the system of our Nation is getting lethergic..So if not strengthened even the nation will go vanis.....

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  2. It's good work, unfortunately people are realiziing very late the truth about beast and criminal nature of its country's politician, army, thugs and mafia.

    I wondered that you have written "God! What's wrong with your Pakistan? ", which reflect your underestimation and ignorance about the God and his messages, and your submission under of ruthless state propaganda. Don't blame merely your God, this is a formulated client state to protect the international insterest. It is not a miracle by God!

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