Good time with generals 2 (2006 Interview)
A.A. Sorry i am a bit late.
time 9 15 am
duration 30 mins
the door was opened by the peon
i asked for the permission
went in & had my seat.
how r u? feel relax. said the gen.
G: introduce ur self.
i took some 3 mins. some intentional pauses but he didnt intrupted.
G: what issues u read about? specific areas?
i read about all issues non special/
G: tell me whats going on in iraq?
in one word turmoil
G: not in one word. u have to speak for 2-3 mins
i told him about the situation and he even questioned me once
G: i asked about iran and not about iraq
sorry sir i could not understand. thwn i told about iran. abt the us pscho war.
G: should iran go nuclear?
sir if i talk of human concern no& if i talk of their national interest yes
G: why yes?
i told him abt threats iran is facing
G: u talked abt human concern. whats that?
i told if iran will go nuclear others will follow & thats bad 4 humanity
G: if we should help islamic countries in n-field?
i said no
G: why? when west & us r helping israel.
if they r doing wrong why should we?
(our talk turned some how)
our president is out to middle east to strive a islamic block. my statement
G: is it possible? not in 1400 yrs
yes most countries eill agree. then we can work together & our bomb will work 4 their strength.(in btw he asked abt defence of those countries)
G: how is it posible? why we didntb help them in 1967?
we didnt have any military relations at that time. now we can have them.
G: then we will help them?
no but their enemies will fear that. & thats what is required.
M1:whats happening in south america?
sorry???? where region or some country.(i was confused)
M1: venzuela cuba brazil.
they r fighting 4 their survival against us dominance.
M1: tell me s/thing abt venzuela.
i told so.......
M1: what is ache?
.......thought....it is capital of..... sorry couldnt remember it.
M2: asked some thing from my biodata. a few clarifications. i have mis-spelled that thing.
M2: one of your favourite personalities is maliha lodhi. why?(well i have a
good trimmed beard)
i can recognise my self with her.
M2: how? (all members were really surprised)
she belonged to a middle class family so am i. she has good leadership & administrative qualities & i am striving 4 them.
M2: ur other f-personality is prof younis.
G: dont u think it is us scheme not to give noble prize to a pakistani?
no sir. after all they have to third world.
M2: why not edhi?
sir services of prof younis or greater to fight poveryty while edhi is doing social work
M2: shaukat aziz is doing a lot to fight poverty.
yes sir but his services r not yet universally acknowleged.hopefully soon some pakistani will also get that.
M3: why u answer after thinking?
sir i have read a lot about all these things(my hobby reading books) their pros & cons . i try to analyse 4 a moment then answer.
M3: isnt it better to say yes or no instead of it can be or it cant be?
sir that depends on the questions. bla bla.....
M3: what do u think is better a bad decision or no decision?
sir a bad decision but we should go 4 a decision
G: ok.tell us about enlighten moderation/
i said a good concept to portray soft image of islam
then he came to my beard. questions why having? why trimmed? will u ask ur younger bros to go 4 prayers? will u ask ur subordinates?
i replied yes but will not as such pursue them. he said islam says other thing. use stick 4 child when he is 10/
i tried this & taht yes no.
G: thankyou gentleman.
and i left the room.
well it was a good sitting. except last part. i was cool and confident and even at times a bit aggressive.
i even obstructed the general once. in the end. perhaps when he was discussing moderation. he said first listen my q and then answer. i said sorry & a bit of smile. actually i was smiling at many times especially when they cross questioned & i was expecting that q.
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