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People are encouraged to read through and sign as this is NOT a petition in favor of outright military rule, but one that supports the measures taken by Musharraf to eradicate corruption and place Pakistan on the right path to democracy. As Pakistanis, we must appreciate a man who has confronted corruption and created a system under which the voice of the people can be heard.
Pervez Musharraf has been the centre of a lot of criticism lately, and this petition is an attempt to show support for his vision and rule in Pakistan. We understand some actions by the current government in Pakistan are drastic and some may argue against them, but it is up to us to realize the ground realities and act responsibly in deciding who to support. Opposition parties are exploiting the mass public by using democracy as an excuse to regain power and destabilize a government that has achieved a lot in the last eight years. Religion is also being used by some in the media to incite the public, which has gone about its daily routine with no interest to come out on the streets. Objectivity amongst reporters on international broadcasts of Pakistani news is rare. This is an attempt to show that there is a large movement that supports the President. Outlined below are highlights of Musharraf’s achievements, there is a section on reasons for imposition of emergency rule as well.
POSITION ON OPPOSITION PARTIES
Nawaz Sharif’s incompetent government and Benazir’s corruption (wife of Mr. Zardari who is popularly known in Pakistan as 'Mr. 10%') left Pakistan in a dismal state. Thus prior to Musharraf’s debut on the stage of Pakistani politics in 1999,
* The country was almost bankrupt;
* Pakistan was on the verge of being declared a “failed” and “terrorist” nation;
* It was listed as being the second most corrupt nation in the world (the first being Nigeria)
* During the time of Benazir and Sharif, the KSE 100 index was less than 1300. Now it is over 12000.
* Atrocities such as judicial killings of opponents took place shamelessly throughout Pakistan, particularly in Karachi, for which Benazir and Sharif were both primarily responsible.
Under Musharraf’s regime since 1999, Pakistan has experienced tremendous growth and seen record improvement in its overall condition.
* From being #2 on the list of corrupt nations, Pakistan is now #138 – a remarkable improvement.
* Compared to being nearly bankrupt less than a decade ago, Pakistan now has reserves of close to $16 billion, and is still growing.
* Corruption has been virtually eliminated from the upper levels and significantly reduced in the lower levels.
* Musharraf actively confronted terrorism in Pakistan and employed several schemes to eradicate it from our country.
* Large-scale development is taking place all over Pakistan, with a significant amount of construction going on in Karachi and areas of Baluchistan. Previously, these areas were largely neglected, with Baluchistan left to the mercy of warlords for much of the history of Pakistan.
* Tax recovery is at an all time high.
* Pakistan’s media has flourished with Musharraf’s permittance and encouragement.
* Devolution of power- Musharraf brought the Nazim System and gave powers to the local representatives at the lowest level.
* Women's representation used to be 3.2%. Musharraf made a landmark decision and appointed 33% seats to be reserved for women in all three tiers of the local government and 17% in the national and provincial legislatures. (This also resulted in Pakistan being recognized as the country with the greatest progress in women’s representation within parliament in a comparison study of South Asian politics.)
* President Musharraf was awarded the White Ribbon Man of the Year Award 2006, in recognition of the tremendous support to the cause of women’s rights in Pakistan.
* Pakistan’s relations with India have also significantly improved. Previously, India refused to acknowledge the territory of Kashmir as a 'dispute'. As a result of Musharraf's diplomacy, Kashmir is today acknowledged as a disputed territory and both sides are working towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict.
These are remarkable achievements in an 8 year timeframe. This is not to say that things are perfect; much work still needs to be done. But, Pakistan, under Musharraf, has been heading towards the right direction and this momentum should continue. He has addressed the root cause of problems in the country thus building a foundation for democracy to prosper. The measures taken under this regime are an attempt to reform Pakistani society with a high emphasis on education. One cannot educate a nation overnight; it takes time and honest commitment. We cannot let corrupt politicians ruin 8 years of hard work.
August 26, 2007: Greece has been burning for three days now. The government has been unable to save hundreds of Greek villages all over the country from the fire. The number of the victims is rising constantly. People have lost everything they had.
The corruption of the Greek parliament has finally reached its peak with one of the worst fire disasters in centuries. Why the government fired the firemen?? there are 3000 empty firemen places...Why the other political parties allow them do it??? Where are our forest keepers?? where is the environmental education and care for our lands??
It's time to react radically against the corruption and reestablish the love for our lands.
Recently Jack Warner the Vice President of FIFA issued a statement containing
as key points:
"If the World Cup were to go to Europe, I'm quite sure, with the English luck as
it is, they won't get it," Warner told BBC World Service.
"There are moves to give it to England. I must fight that."
"Nobody in Europe likes England. England invented the sport but has never
made any impact on world football."
This has already caused a massive uproar on the BBC's 606 messanger boards
and all over England. It is percieved as racist, wholley inappropriate and a
disgrace to FIFA.
In 2006 he was involved in a scandal which even FIFA admitted violated their
code of ethics and no action was taken except to impose a fine totalling the
profits he made from the scandal. He has still only payed a quarter of this fine
despite constant reminders from FIFA and still no action has come.
Italy is the only country in Europe unable to fight against phenomenon like Mafia and Corruption from 1945 to our days.
Magistrates are unable to do their work as torture and corruption are deeply rooted in Italian history and society.
The Collegeboard started allowing people to register the SAT exam from 29th May, 2007. However, on the 30th May, 2007, all the test centers for the SAT exam in Hong Kong on Oct 6, 2007 were full because people from other places had taken all the spots in Hong Kong.
Now, most students in Hong Kong cannot take the SAT exam on Oct 6, 2007, but these students need to take the SAT exam on that day in order to apply for early admission for US universities.
Many people are misinformed about the Chinese culture, and believe that they are taking a stance in activism by attacking it. This petition is to support a strike against the misinformation.
Abolishment of traditional Chinese- The UN is the one who is attempting to abolish traditional Chinese. China accepts the use of it around the country, and almost exclusively in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
"Mass execution"- The definition of a mass execution is when many people are executed at one time. The term is incorrectly used. It is true, in the last decade, over 13,000 have been executed in China. The US says it itself, on the American government website travel.state.gov: "China has a low crime rate."
In 2004, there were 16,000 US murders, and in China there were 20,000 murders. China has almost five times the population of china. Meaning that US has 400% China's murders per capita. If people in China were murdered at the same rate, there would be 80,000 murders per year, which equals a net number of lives saved of 60,000 per year. Over 10 years that 600,000 people. By executing 13,000 criminals in a decade, China saved 600,000 innocent lives. Anyone who is against China's death penalty is supporting those 600,000 would-be deaths.
Communism - Any person with a dash of common sense who's been to China knows that it isn't actively Communist. Ask any resident of China, and they'll reply the government has basically zero control over their lives. A few of the big things are:
The only gun licenses granted in China are for 1. Security companies and 2. Hunting zones, where you rent their gun
Land has to be leased from the government from long periods of time, you can't actually own the land. The upside is that the government can't stop selling you the land. If you have a lease for land, they HAVE TO let you purchase a new lease. The leases are also extremely inexpensive.
Falun Gong Organ Extraction- There's no evidence for this or against it. I'm not saying that it didn't happen, I'm just not going to simply concede that it did happen.
Dog killings - 90% of the dog fur sold in the US is from the US. And don't even start about it until the horse slaughterhouses in the US are shut down.
China News=Propaganda - The most recent news articles in China were The Lotus Awards (China's version of the Academy Awards), the newly built railroad to Tibet, and the UN's new research findings on world pollution.
Taiwanese Independence - Taiwan can hardly be called corrupt free. In 2004, 300,000 Taiwanese residents protested the corrupt election. Leader Chen-shuibian was shot, and many people believed it was done as a way to find sympathy and for him to win the reelection.
Corruption scandals dominate Taiwan's election
20% of Taiwanese believe they are independent.
20% of Taiwanese believe they are the true China, and should control themselves including mainland China. We don't give the US control of the UK, and the Taiwanese shouldn't get it either.
40% of Taiwanese believe they are part of mainland China.
20% don't care.
So next time you decide to bash China, ask someone who's been to China before.
This is a membership organization of both "Scholars and Citizens" who are seeking reform within the high and state Courts as well as establishing investigative powers within this organization to:
(a) Monitor and Review issues of "Integrity and Performance" of the courts across the United States.
(b) Investigation and review, with action and full legal recourse, to remove, impose sanctions on those who refuse and have used there oath of office to deprive citizens of "Equal Rights under the Constitution" and who have conspired to create corruption within the judicial process.
This includes; Police, Marshalls, Sheriff's, States Attorney's Attorney Generals and clerks of the court who have misused there position within both oath of office and as hired federal and state employees.
July 28, 2006
All Christians, regardless of denomination and location, are welcome to sign this petition. Please pray for all of us during these difficult times.
***Please submit the name of your home church in one of the fields collected.**
Sources Consulted: www.americananglican.org, www.episcopalchurch.org, www.episcopal-dallas.org.
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India ranks 127 amongst 177 countries with regards to the Human Development Index. India spends just over 1% of it's total GDP on Health. This is equal to Rupees 160 (just over 3 Euro's) per head per anum. India's low health spending means India ranks an abysmal 171 out of 175 according to 2004 UNDP report.
Union health secretary J V R Prasad Rao explains what this skewed funding pattern means for India’s people: “With the funding so low, we can either fund doctors or get medicines or provide support services. We cannot take care of all this.”
80% of the population lives in rural areas, but 80% of health provision is urban. Over 85% of health provision is through private enterprise.
To make matters worse - immoral and unethical practices are a norm within the health sector. Unfortunately for a private medical practioner, earning a decent living (comparable to otherprofessionals from IT / MBA sector) is impossible without being a part of such corruption. The latter includes giving kick-backs to referring colleagues. Often this leads to quick & dirty ways of earning money i.e. 'sham' or 'unwanted' procedures. The other option is to consider working in public hospitals where you could get paid just as much as in a call-centre. In contrast salaries of those working in BPOs / software industry are 2-3 times higher.
The Medical Council of India currently functions only as a registration body. Once registered the MCI has no idea about the whereabouts of a doctor. Further it has no teeth and is unable to curb curruption and unethical practices including those carried out by quacks.
There has been a history of corruption in the Chattanooga Judicial System. And it's way past time for something to be done about it. There has to be a stopping point for the corruption.
Please sign this petition so Admin can see how many players want him to stay and run the server. The server cannot run without him, under Boss's control it will fill with corruption. A 14yr old with his history and lack of responsibility should not be hosting such a large server, or any server at all for that matter.
Instead of taking step to develop our country I want the government to take
the first step of creating corruption free Government Offices. Our Country has all strength to develop on its own, only the government authorities are not allowing development.
I also understand Government is formed by people, but I feel it is easier to take action on government employees who take bribes than taking action on 100 crore population.
This petition is to ban grading in colleges and universities as unconstitutional and leading to corruption.