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|Tuesday, January 06, 2009|
|INSAF RESEARCH WING (IRW)|
By Ali Hammad Raza | 5107 Views |
66 Comments |
****(members related to the cec please present this document in the next cec meeting)****
**For the follow up IRW Document 2 containing update and describing the state of IRW, please click here**
A research wing for a political organization is essential to its success. Nevertheless, PTI’s lack of structural research convinced me that it is about time Insaf Research Wing (IRW) is created. After studying other research institutes of similar nature e.g. IRI, PPI & CFR, I have come up with this draft, outlining the structure of IRW.
IRW will be an extraordinary organization acting as the brains behind PTI. It should carry out research on several issues. So far, I have come up with 14 sub divisions within IRW namely;
(i) Socio-Political (ii) Technological (iii) Defence studies (iv) Energy & Power (v) Poverty alleviation (vi) Industrialization (vii) Healthcare (viii) Foreign affairs (ix) Media/public relations (x) Membership (xi) Expatriates (xii) Education (xiii) Surveying (xiv) Economy.
Each sub division shall be constituted as an individual committee. New committees can be formed by the order of IRW chairperson if a need is felt. These committees can be annulled or merged by a majority vote of IRW executive body. Chairman of CEC should be a permanent member of IRW executive body. The basic members of IRW executive body will be the president of individual committees, chairpersons of cec and IRW, vice chairman IRW, secretary & assistant secretary. On the other hand, each committee will consist of basic members, the secretary & committee president. Depending on the size of the committee more positions could be created by the president. All of the aforementioned seats would have to be contested for except at the incarnation of IRW when the cec will select the interim members of executive body. The interim setup shall only function for a year to fully implement the IRW protocols in place. Once the standard operating procedures are in place the IRW can undergo a complete autonomous transition with the first elections. It is necessary that an IRW office bearer does not hold any same office within IRW more than twice.
Although IRW should be federally instituted, it is advisable that each committee’s office be held in different cities of the country. Incredibly, the initiation of IRW will require very little or no funds at all.
In theory IRW should be a totally autonomous institute with the chairperson being elected by the heads of the active committees. Nevertheless, the president of every committee should also be elected by the members of the committee itself. Certainly, the influence and power of every committee will vary from other when it comes to chairperson’s ballot.
Membership in the committees should only be extended to new members if they were introduced by a previous member followed by the required simply majority vote to confirm new membership.
The tenure of the committee president should be no longer than 1.5 years and for the chairperson the tenure time should not exceed two years. The IRW chairperson should have a permanent position in the CEC. In an event of distrust and lack of CEC satisfaction on the IRW chairperson, an all consensus vote should be required for removal of the IRW chairperson. However, the appointment of new chairperson shall solely be at the discretion of committee presidents’ vote.
Every committee should consist of at least six highly distinguished members. Committees should file their quarterly research reports on matters addressed to them by the IRW or issues chosen as an own initiatives.
If positive research outcomes of a committee require enforcement, the PTI member machinery should be brought into full use at the discretion of IRW chairperson.
The text below briefly outlines few possible research projects out of several hundreds for respective committees as an illustration.
Committee on Energy & Power
Is decentralized a solution to current power crisis?
Can we grow our own bio energy to replace fossil fuels?
What will be Pakistan’s energy consumption in 2020, 2030?
What are the consequences of dependence on foreign fuel?
What should be Pakistan’s energy policy?
Committee on Healthcare
Can free healthcare be implemented in Pakistan? If it is feasible then what are the prerequisites and how can it be done?
Does Pakistan have enough medical facilities?
What more needs to be done to improve healthcare?
How can quality be ensured for available medicines?
Committee on Education
What are the problems in Pakistani education sector?
Is the method of teaching and examination up to date?
Is free education only a dream?
What needs to be changed in the education sector?
How can we increase literacy rate?
Do we need more schools, colleges and universities?
What is our education policy & goals for the future?
Committee on Foreign affairs
What are America’s aspirations for the region?
Is India willing to be a nice neighbour?
What is India’s most likely future strategy on Kashmir?
Is an alliance between Turkey, Iran and Pakistan a possibility?
What should be the relationship between Pakistan and Russia?
What are possible future threats to Pakistan’s national interests?
What should Pakistan do to improve relations with the west?
Committee on Socio-Political issues
How can we eliminate karo kari ?
Are feudal politicians gaining or losing strength?
What are possible ways to curb crime?
What are the major differences in political attitudes in different parts of the country?
How effective has PTI been in convincing different parts of the society?
Committee on Defence
Are our borders safe?
Is Pakistani army sufficiently equipped?
What more needs to be done to strengthen Pakistan as a fortress?
What are weaknesses in Pakistani defence?
How does Pakistani army strategically rank among its neighbours and the world?
What is the importance of foreign element in Pakistan’s defence scenario?
How dependent is Pakistani army on foreign assistance and equipment?
What is Pakistan’s defence policy and does it require any changes?
Committee on Poverty alleviation
What are the major economic reasons for poverty?
What are the major steps required to alleviate poverty?
What will the situation be like in 20 years?
Several other questions of similar nature require in depth research. These are but a handful of questions that need answering now. A lot more issues will need to be researched as the time passes by.
Once IRW starts working, we will also see the birth of new members with excellent leadership skills and charismatic/knowledgeable personalities. IRW will be a source of manifold riches for PTI. By providing in-depth knowledge to PTI members beforehand the members will not act on the spur of the moment rather they will take actions/decision based on being well informed about issues. Hence, this will ensure harmony among members and will bring unity & uniformity to the PTI order.
IRW shall biannually publish a journal containing information about recent research. The editor of the journal should be well experienced. The seat of the editor must have a minimum tenure of five years. Appointment of the editor should be made by a general consensus of the executive body IRW. This will most likely be a paid position. The sale of this prestigious journal containing high quality research material will be enough for generating much needed income to support IRW in the later years. Secondly, the journal could always be translated into urdu, hence achieving an ever wider audience. Nevertheless, journal is not the sole goal; information,awareness and preparedness are the real objectives.
The IRW doesn’t need to start as a big institution rather initiation can be carried out at a much smaller scale. I personally believe Doctor Shireen Mazari is perfectly suited to the position of the first chairperson. Undoubtedly, the first chairperson will have huge amounts of workload to deal with. For starters, this document can act as the basis leading to the SOPs but it will have to be transformed into a fully workable constitution with the help from cec and all PTI members.
It is necessary that strict checks be maintained on balance of authority within IRW. The members should execute their duties in complete freedom. A cordial working environment is necessary to the success of IRW.
| By nasrullah @
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 9:13 AM | (drmkhan)|
this is excellent. i hope CEC looks at ASAP. i am very interested in membership and expatriates category.|
| By Rashid Awan @
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 9:24 AM | (rashidawan)|
Very nice MashAllah. This is what I call a proactive move.|
| By Sohail161 @
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 9:41 AM | (Sohail161)|
Being a doctor I wouldnt mind helping out in the healthcare department.|
| By Khurram @
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 10:28 AM | (jackol98)|
being an engineer and technically minded i can contribute in energy, industrilization and education sector
we need this wing otherwise we will also fall short of the peoples hopes as we would not have done our homework
| By Fida Sayani @
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 1:03 AM | (fidasayani)|
15th sub-division should be|
Discrimination of women in Pakistan
| By Kashif Aftab @
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 4:01 AM | (Kashif_Aftab)|
I really appreciate this step and I deem that it will prove to be the base of PTI's success in future. |
I am willing to help PTI and Pakistan by serving "Committee on Socio-Political issues"
| By Raza Malik @
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 5:04 AM | (rmf)|
I appreciate your proposal and would like to share that PTI Islamabad chapter has already started similar intiative but in a slightly different manner. We have identified 14 sectors of Pakistan's economy and social sevelopment, each corresponding to a Federal ministry. We are looking for experts in each sector to prepare sector papers comrising situation analysis, sector issues/problems, reasons, measures to rectify and sector road map.
Primary objective of this exercise is to have sector road maps prepared so that, on one hand PTI becomes capable of effective governance (when Allah provided the opportunity) and secondaly we become a well prepared political outfit who understands the problems and has the solutions in hand. Following are the sectors:
3- Finance and Economic Affairs
4- Food, Agriculture and Livestock
5- Water and Power
6- Communication, roads, railways
8- Information Technology and Telecommunication
9- Industries and Production
10- Law, Justice and Huma Rights
11- Petroleum and Natural Resources
12- Science and Technology
14- Foreign Affairs
Once we found the experts we shall start working and present our sector papers to the CEC for discussion and approval.
We shall aprreciate all joining hands and volunteering their services.
This is a simplistic approach requiring little organizational arrangements which otherwise may require amendments in our constitution.
We hope objective proposed by you could be relatively easily achieved through this approach. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Vice President, Islamabad
| By Muhammad Ali Butt @
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 5:08 AM | (aLee)|
Excellent. To me, this is the 1st impressive & constructive step taken by PTI. This can & it should lead to broader media support & air time to reach the masses for perception management of PTI.|
Insaf Perception Management Wing: We must have a seperate wing which must report directly to the chairman/chairperson of IRW.
| By Asad27 @
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 8:37 AM | (Asad27)|
Excellent idea but one important research wing that’s essential and highlighted by Mr Razza Malik is Financial Services. I.e. reforming the Pakistani banking system. This wing will look at issues such as: |
- How are Pakistani banks managed?
- What role can an independent central bank of Pakistan play? Will it be beneficial for the banking system?
- Assets of Pakistani banks abroad and within Pakistan?
- What part can the Pakistani bank play in alleviating poverty?
- How can the Pakistani banking system can be more aligned towards the Islamic banking?
A committee dedicated to not only restructing and improving the Pakistani banking system but also helping the masses alleviating their poverty. I live in London and work for JP Morgan. I can certainly help in this field.
| By ali a cheema @
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 9:40 AM | (alich76)|
I,m so pleasantly surprized and happy to see this article. Of course research is the pre-requisite of any development. I am happy to see people coming up with such nice ideas. Insha-allah PTI will lead Pakistan out of this mess.|
| By RANAASIM @
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 9:11 PM | (RANAASIM)|
this is simply awesome .......keep it up .......PTI |
we would find more leadership through this
| By Akbar @
Thursday, January 08, 2009 2:23 AM | (Akbar123)|
The research is the basic need for any function, whether it is politics, business, engineer, medicine, economics, productions, you name it. Success of modern world lays in this sec.|
PTI research wing can cater a robust consulting services to the party and that will give PTI a thick edge over its competitors. We need to work scientifically in all part of our life. We need to work a lot to develop a modern infrastructure for this Islamic Republic Of Pakistan. The most modern and successful system is available in our Holy Quran and in the Life of the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him. There need to be an Islamic Consulting Section within PTI RW, who could give a final touch to our initiatives. And I believe, it will be the guarantee of our success.
Whatever, research work is concered, it need to be done with a superior quality to help correct decision making. This wing will be expected to bring the accurate and in-depth insights of the particular element of the society with a clear cut recommendations for certain initiatives along with the size of prizes, etc. Therefore, data has to unbias and accurate. No assumptions or guesses should be allowed to contaminate the data.
While in research, consider the relevant personnrl and/or environment as your BOSS, and aim at satisfying him/her expectations. This behavior will lead to extract the right data and appropriate analysis will provide strong base for any initiatives.
Wish you all good luck, and Allah Hafiz
| By frazbama @
Thursday, January 08, 2009 4:51 AM | (frazbama)|
must include a policy on tourism. it is a natural revenue earner and Pakistan, being blessed with rich history and beauty, has to do very little other than act like a tourist destination.
but acting requires some training. which a policy paper could help with.
| By News Management @
Thursday, January 08, 2009 6:56 AM | (anti-government)|
Impressive very very impressive.|
I'm agree with Asad. Banking & Economic sub division commitee & also Human Rights Committe would be also a better thing.
This will provide a platform for the members of PTI to do something practically and share their experiences.
| By Ul-Hassan @
Friday, January 09, 2009 5:08 PM | (Ul-Hassan)|
A very intresting poll is under way pleace vot on it the web siet is www.alakhbar.com.pk|
| By Muhammad @
Friday, January 09, 2009 6:10 PM | (chochomian)|
Congrats! Hammad, I really appriciate your efforts and what a fantastic Idea? I proposed you to build a research team for energy only but this is something more than my expectations. I really like to join Energy sub wing and also interested to work with Public relation team.|
Keep it up Hammad & PTI. Wish you best of luck.
| By Dervash @
Saturday, January 10, 2009 2:37 PM | (dervash)|
thats what is really needed...for the growth of any organization...once it got established no one can stop PTI...|
| By Asad27 @
Saturday, January 10, 2009 2:56 PM | (Asad27)|
Has there been any further update on this?? Ideas are good but we must not waste any time. Is there is any person from the inner circle of PTI that can update us on the status of IRW? Have there been any committees formed yet? List of people who can contribute to this? I been checking this particular post everyday to check whether there has been any take up of this idea? Like mentioned before I can positively contribute in the banking committee.|
| By News Management @
Sunday, January 11, 2009 9:32 AM | (anti-government)|
Implementation is the biggest issue in Pakistan from ages.. lets see how PTI is going to implement this shadow cabinet idea..|
I don't know where I which area I can contribute my part, as a student, but I'll do anything for PTI for the betterment of Pakistan
| By ahmadm @
Sunday, January 11, 2009 11:15 AM | (ahmadm)|
Dear Hammad and Asad,|
I just joined PTI and congratulate you on your thoughts. Basically, we shall need professional researchers who could dig and carry out research, and then design and propose solutions as well. Insha Allah PTI researchers can propose solutions on micro and macro levels.
Currently doing research in Software Engineering for a PhD in the UK, I offer my services in the area of developing mathematical skills and computing for the youth in Pakistan. For PTI's research in Education and Science & Technology, I shall be eager to help.
PTI is an increasingly heard voice - the main factor being Imran's credentials and clarity of vision.
| By Arshad Naeem Chaudhry @
Monday, January 12, 2009 3:14 AM | (Arshad Naeem Chaudhry)|
I totally agree and support this idea to have reasearch wing in pti.it will help pti to grow and this will provide strong foundation. Good luck to PTI and the person behind that idea.|
| By Arslan @
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:45 AM | (Optimistic)|
First of all i must appreciate the efforts of Mr. Hammad and Mr. Malik. Secondly I would like to be the part of research team. I hold an MSC degree in Economics. I might help a bit.|
Let's unite together and change the face of this nation.
GOD bless Pakistan and PTI.
| By @
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 11:43 PM | ()|
As observed from the post of this proposal, so far there has not been any significant action towards this consensus, I hereby invited all the fellows that have participated and shown their passion to join Insaf Action Committee (administered online through google groups). Interested candidates and seconders of the idea should mail their emails to me and i shall forward them to the IAC Coordinators.|
1. A forum of this sort already exists
2. Access to the CEC can swiftly be arranged as the Chief Coordinator of IAC also happens to be a party stalwart
3. Research potential, capacity building, coordination and corespondence; shall all be no problem
4. We already are accosting and brainstorming and pursuing ideas to their logical end. For instance we are working on the election strategy (manifesto), Media projection of the party; Insaf Web TV etc.
So the point is that we have the capacity and the platform which can sum up it all under its umbrella
| By @
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 11:46 PM | ()|
*please read IAC as IRW in my earlier, with IAC included at the appropriate place|
| By Asad27 @
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 7:52 AM | (Asad27)|
Here's my e-mail address Iftikhar: [email protected] Please feel free to contact me. I'll be more than happy to help out. |
| By Asad27 @
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:03 AM | (Asad27)|
I have just read some of the other comments posted by people. Hence I would like to request if the following people can e-mail Iftikhar their e-mail adress like i have and we can get started on our particular subject of interest. So far reading from the posts the following people have expressed an interest: |
- Mr Nasrullah khan (Membership & Expat Strategy)
- Mr Sohail Nassir (Health Care)
- Mr Khurram Naeem (Energy, Industrilization and Education sector)
- Mr Kashif Aftab (Committee on Socio-Political issues)
- Mr Haji Muhammad (Energy & PR)
- Mr Arsalan Taj
- Mr Mahmood Ahmad (Education, Science & Technology)
- Mr Arslan Mehmood (Economic Policy)
- Mr Asad Mahmood (Banking & Finance)
If any one else would like to contribute, please add your name to the list and let Mr Iftikhan know your e-mail address. Hope many people will join this. Many Thanks
| By arshad ahmed @
Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:49 PM | (ahmed)|
This effort by Ali Hammad Raza is music to my ears; I and many other members have been asking for a long time, I am pleased to see 100% support for this idea.
Having been frustrated, I thought of an ideas and put it on the insaf forum, to get some debate going but it did not work.
My thinking is little different because we are a poor country we got to come up with simple cost effective ideas and only go high Tec when there is no alternative or the yields high that justify the spending. But at least we have started thinking process.
Here is the copy of that post. Please feel free to comment on it:-
Quiet revolution to win next Election.
I would like the PTI think-tank (if there is one, if not there should be one.) to evaluate these ideas, and tell us what they think. Perhaps float their ideas and other member could do the same.
First the entrenched hurdles.
In pakistan people choice their leaders on the bases of brathery, wealth and status.
You can’t blame the people for this as it is necessary for the ordinary people to stay in their respective groups, without them, they can’t get any government services or justice in the courts or respect in their area.
To get over this problem you have to go to the grassroots, explain and convince people that we have to change the system so that you don’t have to relay on these aristocrats to get local services and justice, That every body has equal rights in this country, but you have to demand and work to excise your rights and not follow the wadaera’s to get the services due to you. These Wada era’s while keeping you under their thumbs give you small bridges or small roads, but fill their pockets with as much as they can, becoming even more influential with your looted money and they don’t care what happens to you or Pakistan. They also take favours and bribes from America and west, that’s why America and the west are making our policies which are benefits to them and not Pakistan. These dictate are anti Islamic and anti Pakistani cultures.
Secondly how to overcome these hurdles and energise and educate the masses.
First you create a small dedicated group of people from all over the country who are determined and believe in your ideology of equality, (which I am sure we already have) plus ready to work for equality and betterment of the country but not for self interest. Then sent them out in as many areas as possible with leaflets. Take a village or mahala as an example; first drop these leaflets in ever house, than hold a corner meeting in the same area. A leaflet containing our message and a section for volunteers name and address’s to build a database and space for their comments and questions. When you give a personal reply to people, they will feel engaged, involved and will support your mission and struggle.
This has to be organised and monitor from the centre. All this can be done on a simple computer spreadsheet.
This way they should be able to create small group of supporters, then spreading even wider in the surrounding areas and than so on and on and on.
Lot more details can be highlighted but I will keep it short for time bean.
The listening should be both ways, all comments should go to a central point and replies prepared according to the party policies for the next meetings. These meetings should be held regularly and data kept from all such meeting to see the progress in each area.
This process should continue till the next election, at same time you should formulate ideas, how to tackle all the problems of the people that are highlighted with this communication with masses.
With this sort of dialog am sure you’ll be able create good majority of followers for the next election.
Surely we don’t just want get into power; we want to change in Pakistan. With above process you will have ideas for change ready for implementing.
God forbid even if we don’t win the next election, at least we would have sown the seeds of progress in Pakistan, get the ordinary people thinking, just like the justice movement have left a taste for change in people’s minds.
Don’t forget even in Kashmir the government were able to bribe people by promises of development of gully, naaly and jobs thus forgetting the bigger picture. This is according to sheik Gillani. So it is hard work to show the bigger picture and tell people forget about the self interest for now. But with many years campaign it can be done.
The ideas got to be simple and we got to act like a third world country because we haven’t the resources to copy the develop countries.
One idea, Education for example, , first you identify the number of schools according to population, identify the land, than according to when you can afford it, build a surrounding wall for all the schools, than basic building and than furnish it. Identify the most cost affective materials, you may have to create new industries, you build one prototype school than expect all other to be build the schools at same cost and design. This will eliminate corruption and uniform progress in the whole country.
You also bypass the current bureaucracy and build a new efficient administration.
| By @
Friday, January 16, 2009 12:37 AM | ()|
kindly emails with some biodata be mentioned so that be compiled in one proposal. However, there are monetary obligations too that apply; can be waivered in case of needy.|
| By Khurram @
Friday, January 16, 2009 5:46 AM | (jackol98)|
Mr Iftiqar |
kindly check that you have provided the right email address cuz i tried to mail you my email but the email bounced back
| By News Management @
Friday, January 16, 2009 8:19 PM | (anti-government)|
Yeah, Having the same problem..|
| By Liaqat Ali @
Sunday, January 18, 2009 2:37 AM | (LIAQAT ALI)|
Dear Ali Hammad Raza ,|
I apreciate and commend your Idea , I have also read all the comments on your input , they were positive . God bless them all .
This shows we all want to do good for the country , and we sincerly want to find out how .
I will ask you to consider adding one topic ie ,
'' Electrol Reforms in Pakistan''.
In the current national assembly ,there are 106 members who received less than 50% of the votes , many got 25-30% of the total votes.
This system has to change , we need winning members who get majority of votes not minority of the votes.
This ,'' First Past the Post '' system is not sacred at all . NewZealand has had a reform recently . Australia follows a different system .
Even though these two countries are Anglo , white , and declare Britian as their mother country .
Our Senate elections produce members who support tribal custom of burrying the accused women alive .
Indirect elections should be replaced by direct election at all levels , starting from Senate .
Compulsory elections and fines for not voting will do the good ,that is needed. High voter turn out will be guaranteed .
Constitution should be ammended by direct vote ,ie , referendum .( Australian Style ). This duty should be taken away from the Parliament and given to the people.
I hope the leadership of PTI takes up on this idea.
Discussions could take place on the blogs , so that it is open for all members to take part and see.
thank you .
| By Hassan Niazi @
Monday, January 19, 2009 9:44 PM | (Hassan Niazi)|
Excellent Idea and post! |
I will be more than willing to lend any service for this noble cause and idea.
Brother, as a Chartered Accountant and keen student of economics, I want to lend any help for the Economics, Finance and Poverty Alleviation committee(s).
I saw your comment brother about Islamic banking; I will be more than willing to participate in that forum. I am a huge fan of Maulana Taqi Usmani's amasing work in this area. You can discuss with me anytime as to how we can make it from a research topic to an agenda in PTI. There so much we can achieve here. Malaysia will be a good example to begin with as to how they are marketing themselves as the new hub of the global funds movements. The rise of the Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) just shows the limitless investment capital available. We need to market Pakistan (of course only after the law and order is stabilized) like them (or better) and this of course is a huge huge task.
Love to all my Pakistani brothers and sisters
| By shahid @
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 12:15 AM | (shahidmir)|
Great idea. Without research no country can formulate strategies and later evaluate effectiveness of those strategies. The sole degeneration of Muslim world can be attributed to lack of research in all spheres of academic and non-academic issues. |
But thousands of ideas come to peoples minds everyday, the important aspect of any idea is to initiate (which MashaAllah has be done) and to start building on those ideas.
I would highly recommend to add "Youth Affairs," "Women Affairs," "Human Rights" and "Entrepreneurship" to be included in the portfolio. However, to start with Entrepreneurship can be part of Youth and Women Affairs.
Currently I am doing research on entrepreneurship in the US and trying to study as to how can we help youth and specially women of Pakistan to start their own businesses and create jobs for themselves and others.
I will be more than happy to provide my services to the proposed research cell. My email address is [email protected]
| By Dr Arif Alvi @
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:16 PM | (arifalvi)|
I have read the strings in great detail. I would like those of you who volunteer for research to please email me. Mr Ali Hammad Raza, we can start forming a group on the net also.
Dr Arif Alvi
| By News Management @
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:52 PM | (anti-government)|
nice to see, atleast someone from the higher leadership of PTI is take caring of this forum..|
| By Raza Zaidi @
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:50 PM | (Raza Zaidi)|
Where can we find the email address for Dr. Arif Alvi?
Salam sub ko.
| By hmcheema @
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 3:41 AM | (hmcheema)|
In his profile:
| By Raza Zaidi @
Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:51 AM | (Raza Zaidi)|
| By Dr Fouzia Sadiq @
Thursday, January 22, 2009 4:44 AM | (agr933)|
Guess what we've got in Pakistan! Infrastructure. |
there in Lahore, "Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital".
There was a dream, it was thought and worked on and today its working efficiently with the bestest administration and management.
People working there are from Pakistan, aren't they? This confirms that we are capable enough of implementing and following rules provided there is a check at the top.
All we need is to expand this infrastructure into every other organisation and Govt department and I believe, all together we can do it......
just a thought, you may wish to continue research.....I just want it to work. Good luck
| By Khayam @
Thursday, January 22, 2009 6:43 AM | (umar khayam)|
Asalam O Alaikum..|
My dear fellow Citizens.
On this portal today I announce that I have joined Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf.I support fully the struggle under the leadership of Imran Khan
and InshAllah will go any extended miles with the party for the causes that will ultimately take us where Pakistan as country should be and as Nation Proud to be called Pakistani
| By hmcheema @
Thursday, January 22, 2009 6:47 AM | (hmcheema)|
Welcome onboard brother.
| By Khayam @
Thursday, January 22, 2009 7:05 AM | (umar khayam)|
As of now as a party memeber and since my backgroun is Medical as a doctor and mostly as Administrative in nature with specialized masters in international Health Management Economic and Policy.I would like to take this an oppotunity and offer my services to the IRW through Ali Hammad Raza or Asad Mahmood in the areas of Health systems,Energy Issues and Education sector as I have been working with the research center with the university on developing community models for developing countries.I wish good luck to PTI for its success in the years to come.May Allah help us all.|
| By jazba-e-dil @
Thursday, January 22, 2009 3:14 PM | (jazba-e-dil)|
@ Dr. Arif Alvi|
You have won our hearts by responding personally in this thread.
A lot of good conversations are going on in these blog posts and forums, and responses from the senior management will assure participants that their voice is being heard.
A Research Wing for PTI is definitely an excellent idea and one that can take PTI to the next level. Insha Allah.
| By Raza Zaidi @
Thursday, January 22, 2009 3:43 PM | (Raza Zaidi)|
May aap ki bat say mukammal tor per itifaq karta houn.
Dr Arif Alvi nay personal reply day ker sabit kia k leadership serious hay is naik kam may.
Har parha likha shaks, student, doctor, engineer, scientist, CAs, Lawyers, sub is kam may shirkat kaerin.
PTI Think Tanks Rocks!!
| By Ali Hammad Raza @
Friday, January 23, 2009 12:42 PM | (alihammad)|
I am so glad to see the overwhelming response. I feel that we as the PTI have a long journey ahead of us. An important prerequisite to the success of our mission is patience. Not every thing can be done over night but only unrelenting pursuit of our goals will bear fruitful results. The practical realization of IRW just comes to prove that nothing is impossible and one mustn't lose hope.|
From now onwards, I'll be in contact with Dr Alvi. Hopefully, we will first work on building a robust infrastructure for IRW. In the next few days, I shall try to incorporate the suggestions you have all made in the comments to the original draft. Those who wish to contact me, please use this email id [email protected] .
It was such a delight to see so many talented professionals render their support, ideas and service. I have thoroughly studied all comments and indeed few suggestions e.g. banking,human rights,etc are very logically required. Nonetheless, few did hasten to suggest alternatives to IRW. I would in no way accept it because there is no alternative to IRW and that is one of the reasons why I was waiting for any member of the cec to comment upon the progress of this endeavour before I replied.
In years to come I see IRW as a grand success and I like all of you offer my unconditional help, support, knowledge and labour to convert this dream into a reality. My salutations go to all the people who as of now will be joining IRW as pioneers. Nevertheless, the first members must be aware that they have a greater burden to bear.
| By jazba-e-dil @
Friday, January 23, 2009 1:17 PM | (jazba-e-dil)|
Dear Ali Hammad Raza,|
Once again, I would like to congratulate you for coming up with such a brilliant idea that is now being transformed into action.
IRW, Insha Allah will act as the backbone of PTI and help it bring Pakistan out of its current dark ages.
We need out of the box thinking and innovative solutions for our problems. The situation we face is unique and the solutions we need should take into account our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. From your initial idea and the positive comments that follow, I'm more than happy that PTI is actually going to drastically improve upon its knowledgebase and scholastic infrastructure.
| By abdul @
Monday, January 26, 2009 1:08 AM | (shehzada)|
Please add INSAF PAD FOR MEDIA to make documentary and feature films on Imran Khan and PTI.|
| By abdul @
Monday, January 26, 2009 1:11 AM | (shehzada)|
IRW for media and to make movies on all the leaders and politicians and show their real face and what they ahve done for the country Pakistan|
| By jawadkhan @
Monday, January 26, 2009 11:35 PM | (khan2013)|
I like this idea and i m very happy that we have lot of talented people in PTI. I would also like to help, i don't know how but i will. I am a student that's why i said this.
I just joined like 2 days ago and i m very happy. I m promoting this party and urging my friends to join PTI. InshAllah very soon it will rule..
| By Hassan Niazi @
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 12:02 AM | (Hassan Niazi)|
Welcome my dear to the party.
Firstly you deserve lots of praise for joining a political party at this early stage of your life…… not to get an admission in a college, not be part of a gang, but because you want to contribute to the rebuilding of our beloved country, the greatest, Pakistan, and that’s why you deserve the praise.
Secondly more praise for joining PTI. PTI needs the future brains of Pakistan like you, the brave hearts who will stand against the odds like you and who posses the faith of a Muslim, who will not bow down his head other than in front of Allah, Insha'Allah like you.
Our party's will be Insha'Allah as powerful as the personality of our beloved Quaid-e-Azam, and as ideological as the Great Allama Iqbal. And we will not import these personalities from anywhere. You are the Quaid and the Allama of the future. You, the young, the brave, the bright and the lively, will lift this party, this nation and this beloved country and with this, one day the Muslim nation itself Insha'Allah.
So are you ready! If yes then join the effort. Write, research, study, promote (use orkut, face book, my space), blog, attend important events, and spread the word! Contribute in any way you can. But keep your studies at the top of your priority list!! Do not compromise that. Keep a balance. If you need to compromise at any stage of life, remember it should not be your studies. That’s the number one contribution you can donate to your our first.
Never be discouraged by the small setbacks and failures that come in the way of PTI.
Remember the kite always rises 'against' the wind and not 'with' it. So these hardships will only take us higher.
Love to all my Pakistani brothers and sisters.
| By News Management @
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 1:31 PM | (anti-government)|
We all can contribute our parts.. we should interact more and more with eachother for the betterment of Pakistan..|
This is a good forum for us to interact and share our thoughts.. specially for the students like me.. how wants to do something for Pakistan.
Long Live Pakistan..
| By RythemDivine @
Friday, January 30, 2009 3:26 AM | (RythemDivine)|
Would like to request one more Group Engineering Telecommunication & Information technology, I volunteer my self of IT & Telecom|
| By IBN-E-MUFTI @
Friday, January 30, 2009 1:40 PM | (hassas)|
we want our Film industry to be as famous as Bollywood, we should make a very sincer effort on this aspect as well, so people of Pakistan can rely on their own culture instead of living like paracites on Indian Film Industry. What U say about it.|
| By IBN-E-MUFTI @
Friday, January 30, 2009 1:44 PM | (hassas)|
Also, as I know and heard many times chairman Imran Khan said that Pakistan tourist industry should have an individually recognized industry by Goverment of Pakistan, as we can bring a lot of money by concentrating on this Industry, its needs as Pakistan is an hot place for that, but we are not concentrating on this very big area.|
Research area needs to be establised for this as well.
| By ali_mahmud @
Sunday, February 01, 2009 10:53 PM | (sa_mahmud)|
Excellent effort... we need these initiatives in order to promote some brainstorming using the talent and potential of our youth... I am sure many educated people would like to contribute to this cause since it would benefit Pakistan|
| By Dr Fouzia Sadiq @
Monday, February 02, 2009 10:12 AM | (agr933)|
To Mr Mufti|
I respect your suggestions. Let us try to resolve food, clothing and shelter problems in our homeland. Then we would focus on other suggestions.
| By Liaqat Ali @
Monday, February 02, 2009 7:16 PM | (LIAQAT ALI)|
Can Pakistan become a modern , developed state , while its resourses are being controlled / used ( for its own benefit ) by a tiny minority of its population ?.|
There is very little or no discussion on the issue of immoral and illegal possesion,occupation of lands in Pakistan.
It is shameful to beleive that the disposessed majority have no rights over lands and other national resources .
It is immoral and criminal to accept the prevailing social injustice in our society as a fair go.
IRW should give first priority to redistribution of wealth ,lands not the last.
The sugesstion of commitees being formed should take a democratic shape and discuss in public ie , on a blog ,and not behind closed doors and not, within commitee members only.
Why not a commitee on democracy within PTI .
Democratically elected party leadership ie, Imran Khan vs unelected Nawaz Sharif or Asif Zardari would be a real choice for the people.
Right now there is no difference on this aspect .
| By News Management @
Sunday, February 08, 2009 4:21 PM | (anti-government)|
just don't lose hope.. Sun will shine soon.. |
" If u stand for a reasopn be prepared to stand alone like a tree.. If u fall on the ground fall as a seed that grows back to fight again "
| By ABBACEE @
Monday, February 09, 2009 6:55 AM | (abbacee)|
Is it me or are we forgetting the most important people of Pakistan's future our ' Children'. PTI need to make sure that research and development is implemented to enable us to protect their innocence and future as they will be the ones in the future to bring about a much needed revoloution in Pakistan. I am more than happy to discuss strategies/policies and implementation. My area of expertise is Child Protection Social Work in the UK.|
| By Rehman @
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 1:13 PM | (arrehman)|
It is really interesting thing but why you dont consider to convey the message to every one. try to use all the media resources not every one is having access to internet|
Then I will suggest that the teams should start working comprehensively and prepare the documents. then publish them and give the policies. why not to use the potential of educated youth. give people alternate and hope. tell them what agenda we have. how we can change.
| By MJAslam @
Thursday, February 12, 2009 4:38 AM | (aslam.junaid)|
Do add two more point in military strength
- improving armies image in public and co-ordination of army with commoners
- scientific research in
--- weaponry and
---- computer simulation on war games
| By Abdul Qair @
Saturday, February 14, 2009 5:02 AM | (AQkhan)|
I will be pleased to offer my services for improving our technical education system.|
| By Umer @
Sunday, February 15, 2009 5:22 AM | (umerrashid652)|
I am very much pleased to become a member of such a great party.I have gone through all the committies,i want to suggest here that Transport issue one of the biggest issue in Pakistan so if we can have a committee on this issue?|
| By Ali Hammad Raza @
Monday, February 16, 2009 8:56 AM | (alihammad)|
For further comments please visit the follow up document of IRW containing all sorts of update.|
The url of the new document is
| By Naeem @
Monday, March 30, 2009 6:38 AM | (Naeeemster)|
Assalam o alaikum Guys. |
Excellent idea. I can contribute to the committee in education. I would also like to second the idea of having a committee on science and technology.
can I also suggest that there should be a way of interaction between different committees since almost everything is interlinked. So there should be a central platform or may be a group who could co-ordinate and transfer all the work carried out by the individula committes into a general policy document for PTI. I can volunteer for that.
Who do I need to contact to offically get involved and be part of this. I am a PTI member.
| By News Management @
Monday, March 30, 2009 6:43 AM | (anti-government)|
Naeem read the last comment by Ali H. Raza|
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