Pakistan Day Parade cancelled due to security concerns

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  1. RPK

    RPK Indyakudimahan Senior Member

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    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect...rade-cancelled-due-to-security-concerns-rs-01



    ISLAMABAD: The annual military parade known as Pakistan day parade has been cancelled due to serious security threats and engagement of military troops in the war against terrorism on the country’s western borders.

    Joint Staff Headquarters, which is the organiser of the annual event, has conveyed the decision to the top political leadership.

    The reasons that Joint Staff Headquarters has given for the cancellation of the parade to the government is credible intelligence reports of serious security threats and engagement of troops in the fight against terrorism in tribal areas and South Waziristan.

    This annual event is not taking place for the third consecutive year. The last time the parade was held was in 2007 with General Pervez Musharraf as the chief guest amid extraordinary security in the sports complex of the federal capital.

    The military parade is a regular event in the countries of the region where the latest weapons and defence technology is put on display. -DawnNews
     
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  3. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    They are sh!t scared of militants.:D
     
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  4. Dark_Prince

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    Sorry militants (Friendly neighborhood taliban) are their allies, its the followers of Green Goblin-TTP, they are scared of!!;)
     
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    This must be humiliating for Pakistan. When the security establishment can't assure security of an event by the Pakistan Army, the Army assuring security of its citizens is a far cry.
     
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    Well the fact that they are sacred enough to cancel the event shows you the weakness of the establishment.
     
  7. johnee

    johnee Elite Member Elite Member

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    Well, such a parade would obviously attract the yahoos' attention, so they cancelled it. I say a wise decision; given the state of pakistan, do they really need a parade?
     
  8. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Parade was cancelled, due to security threat to the military personals ??? or the VIPS ???

    some one please post pic of previous parade.

    Our RD Parade was never cancelled due to security threat........
     
  9. BloodRed

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    What? Parade cancelled due to security reason, whatever happened to their boast of being a security state.


    Discussing the role of intelligence agencies in policy formulation, he admits the foreign office’s primacy, but that is only in principle. In practice, the defining inputs are provided by the military, since Pakistan is a ‘security state’.
    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect...magazine/books-and-authors/a-matter-of-policy
     
  10. johnee

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    ^^security state means a state where everyone fears for their security including the guys who are supposed to be responsible for security. :D
     
  11. ajtr

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    Well i've different take on this whole pakistan day parade cancellation tamasha.There are three power centers in pakistan.gilani-parliament-kiiyani,zardari -and his core ppp,supreme court.now there is no doubt that everyone despises zardari as president in pakistan and some false sense of honour etc(As in case of IPL fiasco we have seen.how they make fuss out of it as india has degraded their honour).Pakistan army is bound to give guard of honour to supreme commander ie the president according to the constitution and in this case president is zardari.so to avoid giving guard of honour to zardari they have been canceling the parade itself for past 3 yrs.now if we look bak in past i think around lahore decalaration time in 1998-99 when pm vajpayee visited lahore on bus ,musharraf was the chief of staff and he created the fuss of not giving guard of honour to vajpayee by absenting himself from the ceremony itself(another false sense of self respect and honour).any other country's chief of staff would have been court martial ed or would have been atleast asked to put up an explanationbut this is pakistan.....


    Cancellation of Pakistan Day Parade dashes Zardari’s hopes


     
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    Thanks for the explanation, ajtr. I think your explanation fits more aptly than the one given by PA. I guess you are right. Pakistanis have a problem between differentiating in genuine self-respect and false sense of honour. Infact, this syndrome is found in many places where a certain artificial identity is used to unite people. In Pakistan common religion and hatred towards India are used as cement to unite people. The honour-syndrome, you highlighted is a side-effect of the same.
     
  13. ajtr

    ajtr Veteran Member Veteran Member

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    B.Raman beautifully sums up the pakistanis mentality of false self respect and gloating.If some like the gloating they are doing now that we didnt kneel before india its the india that has offered to talk to us and that too after begging for talks every day for last one year.

    US being sucked into Pakistan’s world of illusions


    i think b.raman pointing towards benazir bhutto and family in those bolded lines in above article
     
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  14. johnee

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    It seems like Pakistanis are saying everything possible to enrage(and embarrass) the Indian leadership so that India can back away from talks...

    Maybe something is going on or going to happen soon.
     
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    u may be right.As on 14th-15th dec 1971 general nizai in press conference was boasting and gloating to media persons that we will figth till last man and last bullet but immediately on 16th dec he surrendered with 90000 armymen to gen aurora.

     
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  17. Dark_Prince

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    Nice read ajtr!///////////
     
  18. johnee

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    Aj, infact some pakistani officer(perhaps niazi himself) was saying after the surrender that they could have fought on but surrendered only because they wanted to reduce the 'human tragedy'.
     
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    How could they have fought on for days,when they were surrounded by Indian army and mukti bahini and hostile crowd with IAf bombarding them with total air dominance and there was no escape to sea as ports were blockaded by indian navy.This is all in their psyche just to give excuse of fast and astounding defeat like germany's surrender in world war 2.if they were so concerned of human casualties then they would not have committed the genocide of 3 million bengalis.All they concerned about their human casualties.you can get the same psychic feeling when u glance through musharraf's "in the line of fire".he said we would have fought on but our political leadership betrayed us.he boast his achievements of number of indian soldiers killed in kargil but he never mentioned that almost his whole northern light infantry got wiped out.the pakistani soldiers he left to die without even claiming the bodies of their brave soldiers.
     

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