Nazims or Magistrates?

Gilani says local govts illegal, unconstitutional

ISLAMABAD: Defending the provinces’ demand for wrapping up the local governments, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Friday that the decision to replace the 150-year-old magistracy system with the local bodies was ‘illegal and unconstitutional’. ‘Former president Pervez Musharraf’s decision to make local governments a federal subject under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution was illegal and undemocratic,’ he told reporters after attending a function at the ministry of science and technology…

…The five-year tenure of the local government will expire in October and there is a strong possibility that no more LG polls will be held and the old magistracy system will come back…

…The government, he said, was taking tough and unpopular decisions to save the country from difficult situation. ‘I would not say that the government is taking popular decisions. We have to put the country on right track. We are democratic people. We have faced imprisonment not for becoming the prime minister but for the rights of the people,’ he said.

read full news story here…

It seems like we are headed back to the old draconian system of having magisterial fiefdoms. Whereas the local government gives us the advantage of choosing representatives from our own area, the magistracy system is based on having somebody appointed over you who may not even be from your area. He will not be sincere to the region, will not know its problems well, and will have a tendency to rule with an upper hand like his personal jagir – which basically gives him power over anyone else – to use and abuse as he likes without question.

Which system do you prefer? I personally have a clear preference for the local governments system; primarily because its more democratic, more modern, ensures that the person running your government is answerable to you rather than being your boss, and because it gets results. The magistracy system leads nowhere. What do you have to say? Let your voices be heard – because YOU should make such key decisions in a real democracy.


64 Comments so far

  1. fasee on July 21st, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

    @ wasiq

    " Don’t take this guru thing seriously"

    Waaaaat; and here was I almost finalised my safaron drapes, how long my choti wud be, who wud be my compunder who wud mix the oils with ayuvedic herbs. And some nurses to portray the methods I wana teach my diciples.

    Have tried to pursuade some painters, but nobody wana paint my billboard.

    " Astaana-e-taskeenieey-jiblat-e-haiwania-wa-lizaatee-lamakaniyee-waa-sarooreee-doraniyaa-sayedee-faseee-aaalimee aloom-e-bistaar-wo-couch-wo car back seat"

  2. fasee on July 21st, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

    @ wasiq

    " I should admit…"

    Well sir, whenevr a man us down, his intelect down the drain, only thing always working is his basic human needs n desires.

    So to jump start and get him out of the limbo, isto talk sex, and see the work of miracles… me on this dude, this guru has jump started so many of those batteries…;)

    @ KD

    "Rather animal than human"

    Well sir, the more in depair a guy is, the more of a shock therapy he needs, fasee being a depressed looser, needed a skybolt to get him out of the limbo, the things I used to see and read, I wud just say that animals are far far behind what the evil human minds are truly capable of.

    Gimme a car battery, common pins, drill machine, tubs of water, later straps, gag balls, wax candles and I can tell a 100 ways that can make people wake up in middle of night just thinking.

    Sir, in my opinion, there is no animal on earth to match beastality as human.

    And oh yes, beasty human is not an oxymoron but a true defination…:):):)

  3. بستنی (wasiq) on July 21st, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

    @fasee sab….sir aap kay astanay kay lian sub se monzu jaga toh karachi ka national stadium hee hosakta hai….keun kay jammay ghafeer kay lian iss sey choti jaga naqas ay aman ka bais ho sakti hai…waisey bhi woh jaga toh abb kisi kam ki nahein rahee….aab toh sri devi waley bhi boor hotey nazar aa rahey hai….

  4. fasee on July 22nd, 2009 @ 6:29 am

    @ wasiq

    Thanks for identifying the suitable location, but can u add a few "gems" to the dawakhana title, fasee thinks its still a bit small in lenght. (Pun intended)

    I m thinking of placing balma as director marketing, if he agrees that is.

    But the cath is, he wud open his own farzana dawakhana right across the road as soon as he learns the tricks of the trade

  5. بستنی (wasiq) on July 22nd, 2009 @ 7:45 am

    @fasee sab….sir that is also one of the reasons why I suggested the National stadium karachi….you can have a mega billboard all round the stadium starting from one side of the main gate….with a longer name and the list of crimes….
    as for Balma jee….I doubt it…he is not his self these days…it feels like the ghada is inside the gardee now and nobody to pull or push…outside…lol!

  6. fasee on July 22nd, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

    @ wasiq

    Sir how can u Imagine the list of crimes can be covered on a paper mere the size of an stadium…??

    Haan albatta if I keep the font size to "2 ppt ariel narrow" tu socha ja sakta hai.

    But wud have to use both sides of the paper still…:)

  7. بستنی (wasiq) on July 22nd, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

    @fasee sab…..sir again that is the best part of choosing the National stadium karachi….the mega billboards can be double sided…with skins on both sides or may be skin on the out side and neon signs on the inside they will look amazing…..

  8. fasee on July 22nd, 2009 @ 9:45 pm

    @ wasiq

    Sir jee one prospective site in mind is mansoora, as fasee’s direct experience tells me, the mullahs are more into sex n kinky stuff than anyone or all of them combined.

    U’ll find them in undergarments shops as customer, as salesmen as wellas shopowners…u’ll find them in frontline on prawns / bateer or katakat corner in any buffet…u’ll see them always buying desi murgha even when they can afford hardly half a KG…

    Where else can I find higher density of mulah per square meter in pakistan

  9. بستنی (wasiq) on July 22nd, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

    @fasee sab…..sir jee bahut mushkil hai ….they are already self taught and experienced as you except yourself…..aap ki dal kaisey galley gi wahan…..meri baat maan lein national stadium karachi ki deal final kar lein….warna aisay na ho kay jab navy sell ho toh yeah bhi banana republic of Uganda ko chala jai….aur woh log yeahan hathi daanth kay furniture ki dukan khool dein….ya koi maan challa dabbu club start kar dey aur hum log aap ki zihanat aur diyanat sey mahroom ho jain….phir main KD ko kya jawab doun ga…?

  10. fasee on July 23rd, 2009 @ 11:16 am

    @ wasiq

    Agreed on the self taught thingy, but sir, they r just a bunch of hormone crazy freaks, just doing it, on quantity wit no idea bout quality.

    They know how to cut the meat with a crude axe, but do they have the crafty hands to use a surgeons scalpel..??

    That wud be my sales pitch….they might still can’t use a scalpel yet they may get to know hot to handle a kitana propely.

    As for uganda…they r more intrested in buying expo centre to setup a fair n lovely cream factory, to export to uganda or might be rawanda aswell…if they certify us that is

  11. بستنی (wasiq) on July 25th, 2009 @ 8:47 am

    @fasee sab….okay sir jaisay aap ki marzi…..per ab agar koi doctor ya pathan aap ko jamaiti boley toh babu sey shikaiyat na karna….woh kehtey hain na ….kay ponchi wahein pey khaakh jahan ka khameer tha…..
    jahan thak national stadium karachi ka taaluk hai toh cricket toh ab yehan ho nahein sakti….ya toh dabboo club baney gay ya phir bahria school ka parking lot….they have two car per student and no place to park….blocking the traffic of a signal free….

  12. fasee on July 25th, 2009 @ 12:30 pm


    Well it can be used as a shadi hall for our only other passion besides cricket, procreation…so it will do fine.

    As for me a janatiya…well sir u know verywell, as the cliche goes…the only thing I hate more than a jamatiya is two jamatoyaaz.

    All those sex freaks r busy in missionery styles…my evil plan was to teach them ways in which procreation wud not be the end result…hehe…serves them right, they will truly become what people only call them by name… bunch of a holes

  13. بستنی (wasiq) on July 26th, 2009 @ 8:41 am

    @fasee sab…..Now that’s what I am really afraid of…..there have been shadi lawns in the vicinity before….iam not sure about now….a shadi hall this big will be a nightmare for the defence budget…and US Aid for pakistan….never mind the young couple…..

  14. fasee on July 26th, 2009 @ 9:23 am

    @ wasiq

    Sir jee, on the contrary, cricket stadiums have been used many times for mega marriages.

    Slaay itnay bachay paida kertay hain ke memanoki list 1-2 hazar tu hu hi jati hai…in few years it wud be 4-5 hazar…so wud be a perfect venue.

    Check it, qazafi stadium in lhr has been used a couple of time wo bhi flood lights ke sath..:)

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