Posted by: Editor | December 17, 2007

Election-2008 Report Quetta

Background:

The general elections of 2008, after long efforts of political activists, lawyers, journalists and masses, was announced by President Musharraf. During this process, many events occurred which would be a big part of Pakistan’s history. Events like the military operations in Waziristan, Wana, Bajaur, Balochistan and now Swat; the ban on media channels; the kidnappings of political workers and journalists by intelligence agencies; the anti-government court decisions; the dismissal of Chief Justice of Pakistan, Ifthikhar Chauhdary, resulting in masses protest; and the Supreme Court’s decision in his favor; the imposition of Emergency; the expulsion of Nawaz Sharif; the doffing of the uniform by General Musharraf; and taking oath, after being elected, as a civilian president will, after all, have lasting effects on the political scenario in Pakistan.

After the announcement of general elections, many major political parties of Pakistan had disputes on whether to boycott the elections or not, saying that the elections would not be free, fair and transparent. Resultantly, different political parties made different alliances and some even announced to boycott the elections, after withdrawing their nomination papers. However, the main concern is that Hazaras and Hazara political parties didn’t show any reaction to all these events.

Quetta:

In Balochistan, particularly in Quetta, no active political process is being seen due to some reasons including the Baloch independent movement and nationalist parties’ boycott of the elections. But still, there are countless candidates, independent or otherwise, who are showing some activities.

Among the Hazaras, there is only one political party which is registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan. Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) is basically a Hazara nationalist party, and this time they are lucky enough to get the electoral symbol of Crescent (moon) after a draw by the Election Commission Office, Islamabad. Many political parties had applied for that symbol.Excluding HDP, there are some national level parties having their candidates among Hazaras. These parties include Pakistan Muslim League (Q), Pakistan People’s Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, and some small religious or regional political parties.

A few weeks ago, there was a rumor among Hazaras that Major® Nadir Ali, former Additional Chief Secretary Balochistan and later on Advisor to Chief Minister Balochistan, would also take part in the elections. He was thought to be a strong candidate due to his reputation and mass popularity. But to Major’s dismay, his nomination papers were rejected by Election Commission, as he had not completed the legal requirements of giving up his government post at least two years before the elections. Major, after being rejected by the Court for reconsideration of Election Commission’s decision, has started announcing his support for some candidates among the people.

Dirty politics, bargaining, “tayeffa” and “chanda” meetings, seeking support from different “tayeffas,” wall chalking, bantering, displaying posters and banners, “lab-e-tarra” campaigners, and bakools-in-the-petao meetings are the political processes among the Hazaras.

It would be interesting to see what becomes of the multitude of candidates contesting from the two Hazara constituencies come January 8, 2008. My fingers are crossed for a divine intervention.


Responses

  1. lala is the great person.

  2. salaam, beiadara I Requst from u guys who are in pakistan quetta to put hazaragi movies in YOU TUBE
    PLZ PLZ PLZ COZ THIS THE ONLY SITE WE CAN WATCH MOVIES BETTER

  3. These all Hazara nonsense (col.younas.Abdul Khaliq.Gulaam Reza & other With out Major Nader ali Hazara (Candidates) have played with the rights of Hazaras of Quetta, Juust shame for all of them ignorants. Im so sad now here, They never thought about the Hazaras, they just wanted to show that how much they are ignorants and traitors of Hazaras. Just shame for all of those candidates who sold the rights of our new generation to others. It time to die for them.

  4. These all Hazara nonsense(Candidates) have played with the rights of Hazaras of Quetta, Juust shame for all of them ignorants. Im so sad now here, They never thought about the Hazaras, they just wanted to show that how much they are ignorants and traitors of Hazaras. Just shame for all of those candidates who sold the rights of our new generation to others. It time to die for them.

  5. WE WON THE NATIONAL Ass.FOR FIRST TIME AFTER LONG STRUGGAL, I REALY APPRICIAT THIS SUCCESS….

    Syed Nasir Ali Shah Alias Abbas Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians 24936
    Anwaar-ul-Haq Alias Anu Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam 11087
    Hafiz Fazal Mohammad Independent Candidate 6600

  6. i think HDP, and Cornal has waisted the votes, for Hazara, they are useless they are working for govt, thats why they did not get much votes that needed, they are not fathfull, it was my wish that cornal and Khalid should not win so it happend the same, if all Jan Ali or any one except these two would get he would win and see wat happend now, all are khalid and cornal are responsible for this…

  7. SALAM 4 EVERY ONE OF MY BROTHERS WHO R LEAVING IN EVERY WHERE. I LOVE THE POINTS OF IBRAHIM HAZARA AND HUSSAIN ALI YAUSIFI.I PRAY THAT HDP SHOULD WIN. THANKS HDP OF HUSSAIN ALI YAUSIFI.

  8. Thanks, it seems we are in difficulties…..

  9. Mehmood: The statistics is given in the new post Street Politics and 18th Feb. They are not 100% correct as the Election Commission does not provide the statistics on ethical basis.

  10. I HAVE ASK LONG TIME AGO ABT THAT HOW MANY LEGAL VOTERS WE HAVE IN THIS ELECTION, THE TOTAL NUMBER, AND WHY THIS CANDIDATES ARE NOT FATHFULL TO THEIR NATION, WHATS GOING ON WITH THEM, THIS WILL BE THE SECOND TIME IF HAZARA’S DID NOT WIN THE ELECTION, WHO ARE DOING WAT WHY PEOPLE ARE NOT STANDING AGAINST THEM IF I WAS IN QTA I WOULD TAKE A STAP AGAINST THEM, DO SOME THING AGAINST THEM IN REAL MEANS, NOT IN WORDS BRING THEM IN FRONT OF EVERY ONE. Oh GOD HELP.

  11. I HAVE ASK LONG TIME AGO ABT THAT HOW MANY LEGAL VOTERS WE HAVE IN THIS ELECTION, THE TOTAL NUMBER, AND WHY THIS CANDIDATES ARE NOT FATHFULL TO THEIR NATION, WHATS GOING ON WITH THEM, THIS WILL BE THE SECOND TIME IF HAZARA’S DID NOT WIN THE ELECTION, WHO ARE DOING WAT WHY PEOPLE ARE NOT STANDING AGAINST THEM IF I WAS IN QTA I WOULD TAKE A STAP AGAINST THEM, DO SOME THING AGAINST THEM IN REAL MEANS, NOT IN WORDS BRING THEM IN FRONT OF EVERY ONE. Oh GOD HELP.

  12. salam
    i read mr azad comment,s abt hazara,s. i think mr azad wel educated man. he gave his vieuw. i am not fully agree with him. i think hazara,s are etnic mongol and tartar tribes. i mean mixerd of mughuls tribe. to understand this we are going back in history. and hazara,s did,t lived in hazarajat before invantion of mongols. i mean hazara,s came after invantion of mongols. i try to give very short comments. the question is who lived in hazarajat before invantion(mongols). i think aryan,s. when mongol attacked that time , they killd large nummers of people . second hazarajat was not so papulated. they capturd here in they setteld here. hazara,s are not aryan. it is very clear. why we speak hazaragi(it is dialouge of farsi of dari). it is not independent langauge. it is similar to farsi of dari. the question is if people lived here in name of hazara,s why we don,t have een independent language. we should have language. some people give example of bodha. i think bodha build in time van after greeks. (alexandar the great) because today they found smal bodha beeld under ground they don,t have hazaragi face. they are more similar to at that time greeks beeld.
    thnks

  13. salam quma
    i think first of all we are suffering until abdor rahman attack on hazarajat abt 100 yrs ago.we must not forget abt our past. we must think why the regime attackd us en kill
    abt 60% of all hazara,s. the pashtoon took our land. abdurrahman orderd pashtoon
    tribes to took all hazarajat. they did,t took because of cold weather there. at least we
    survivd. how the regime treated us like 6th class people. i don,t want to go to deep in history but i think a lot of us know a little bit. mij point is we should learn from ur past.
    khoda os qum ki halat nahi badalty jisko naho khial apne aap halat badalni ki.i think we new generation should not think abt taifas. we should think one nation. if we suffer we all suffer. thnks

  14. All we can do is hope that things get better. As I mentioned in the Hazaras Study Abroad community, the Hazaras are yet to form a united platform for action. This has been our classic problem.


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