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Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 228 of 2022

1924hrs:

Day 72 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0800hrs

My punctuality deficit has neither decreased or increased today. It remains stable at 321 minutes. It almost seems as if time has stood still, after 72 days of punctuality practice.

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Update 2057hrs:

Something very gory and irresponsible happened in Haveli, Poonch AJK about 5 hours ago. Here's the Facebook post released a few minutes earlier:


For the sake of those who do not delve into the FB post here's what I wrote:

The #PakistanArmy is in serious trouble in AJK. 
About 5 hours ago it is reported that a Pakistani Army truck travelling through #Haveli #Poonch #AJK crushed a local - Zahid Badar Qureshi - to death before fleeing from the scene.
The public is in uproar and the local administration has yet to engage.

Urdu report on matter:

پاکستان آرمی کا ٹرک ذاہد بدر قریشی کو روند کر چلا گیا۔

ذاہد بدر قریشی کا تعلق ٹھولا نگر حویلی سے تھا۔

آرمی کے نوجوان گاڑی لیکر موقع سے بھاگ گئے۔ حویلی میں احتجاج جاری ہے لیکن کسی ذمہ دار کی طرف سے لواحقین کو کسی قسم کے انصاف کی یقین دہانی کیلیے ابھی تک کوئی نئ آیا۔

کچہری چوک میں پچھلے 5 گھنٹوں سے احتجاج جاری ہے

 

We have some bloody pictures of the scene too. We strongly feel the evidence must be in public for the sake of accountable governance - which we have yet to witness - since 1947:





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Update at 2317hrs:

No criminal proceedings have been conducted yet and the local administration is still frozen. Unconfirmed reports are surfacing that the Pakistani army driver was inexperienced and incapable of handling the army truck. The public have continued to vent their anger towards the Pakistani army at Kacheri Chowk in Haveli. 

Their chants:

Qaatil Qaatil! (Murderers Murderers!)

Fauj Qaatil! (Army Murderers) with obvious reference to the Pakistani army

..then

Ye jo dehshat gardi hay (This terrorism)

Is ke peechay wardi hay (has a uniform behind it) with obvious reference to the Pakistani army's uniform

..then

Ye jo maara maari hay (These killings and mayhem)

Is ke peechay wardi hay (have a uniform behind it) with obvious reference to the Pakistani army's uniform

..then

Zaalimo jawaab do (Answer us oh oppressors)

Khoon ka hisaab do (give an account of the blood) you have spilled

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Here's a report by JKTV:


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Monday, 15 August 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 227 of 2022

1303hrs:

Day 71 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0741hrs

My punctuality deficit has decreased to 321 minutes.

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Sunday, 14 August 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 226 of 2022

1820hrs:

Day 70 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0748hrs

My punctuality deficit has decreased to 340 minutes.

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I honestly didn't know it would be so but it was. Here's my first video upload of the day:


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This was followed by another video update forwarded to JKTV:


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Then a relatively more comprehensive video was uploaded to this writer's YouTube channel, which also incorporates all the footage hitherto reported above:


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The day's proceedings did not finish here. The next appointment on this writer's schedule was participation in a highly distinguished online forum, hosted by Khurshid Uz Zaman Abbasi on his Washington (USA) based channel Zaman TV USA. The panel included a former chief justice of the AJK Supreme Court (Choudhary Ibrahim Zia), the foremost expert on the UN mechanism on JKA (Dr Nazir Gilani), a former additional chief secretary of AJK (Akram Sohail) and myself:


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It didn't finish there! For a day that started just before 0700hrs has still not finished at 2300hrs! We remain in Washington for the following Twitter Space, hosted by Washington Group and which also includes world renowned activists:

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Saturday, 13 August 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 225 of 2022

2105hrs:

Day 69 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0746hrs

My punctuality deficit has decreased to 352 minutes.

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Friday, 12 August 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 224 of 2022

0816hrs:

Day 68 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0712hrs

My punctuality deficit has decreased to 366 minutes.

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Thursday, 11 August 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 223 of 2022

1055hrs:

Day 67 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0713hrs

My punctuality deficit has decreased to 414 minutes.

I have managed to swing the deficit back to where it was a couple of days ago. It just so happens that I was 47 minutes late yesterday and by fantastic coincidence, I was 47 minutes early today. Until I don't bring the deficit back to zero, I will not achieve peace of mind.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 222 of 2022

2147hrs:

Day 66 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0847hrs

My punctuality deficit has increased to 461 minutes.

All those incremental improvements in punctuality over the couple of weeks have almost been washed away in one swoop, it seems. I didn't finish working till beyond 0500hrs and I couldn't get up till 0815hrs....

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Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 221 of 2022

1151hrs:

Day 65 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0735hrs

My punctuality deficit has decreased to 414 minutes.

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Monday, 8 August 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 220 of 2022

1130hrs:

Day 64 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0749hrs

My punctuality deficit has decreased to 439 minutes.

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Sunday, 7 August 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 219 of 2022

1952hrs:

Day 63 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0804hrs

My punctuality deficit has increased to 450 minutes.

I have slipped once again, though by just a few minutes. The good news is that I am slipping less often than not.

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Daily Diary (DD) - Day 228 of 2022

1924hrs: Day 72 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal. 0800hrs My punctuality deficit has neither decreased or increased today. It remain...