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Thank you, ISI-backed Supreme Court, for releasing Malik Ishaq
It was quite educating (but not surprising) to see Pakistan’s commerical liberal elite (also known as fake or darbari liberals) reaction to the release of Malik Ishaq by the pro-Takfiri ASWJ-TTP, pro-PMLN Supreme Court of Pakistan. Instead of blaming the pro-Deobandi establishment, the PMLN and the judges, these commercial liberals found it convenient to blame the police and the prosecution for the release of the Sipah-e-Sahaba ASWJ-LeJ terrorist Malik Ishaq. At least four Deobandi liberals, namely Shahid Saeed, Samad Khurram, Ayesha Tammy Haq and Mehmal Sarfraz, were seen on Twitter blaming poor prosecution.
Pakistani tweeple and blogger Shahid Saeed is a graduate of Pakistan Military Academy Kakool. Here is my open letter to him which offers an exemplar of my response to Pakistani urban liberals’ reaction to Malik Ishaq’s release.
TwitPost: An Open Letter to @shahidsaeed
Sir, I am an avid reader of your posts and tweets on Pakistan politics. I hope you will take my criticism in this TwitPost in a constructive manner. I don’t mean any personal offence to you.
I have always noticed your “harsh on politicians, soft on GHQ stance” which is amply documented elsewhere.
I also notice that you operate in a tight network of ex-cadets and soldiers (including yourself), urban elite and their middle class aspirants.
The following few lines may help you reconsider your position and stance on certain issues.
Please read these tweets from bottom to top. Then read the Dawn article.
Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
Well, Mr @shahidsaeed instead of blaming the police “pathetic investigation”, discover some honesty… and blame ISI-SCP. Shame!
kursed Abdullah Saad
Twitter logic; Judge=Prosecution. RT @shahidsaeed Evidence in SL team case against Ishaq so filmsy, hardened judge would have acquitted him.
shahidsaeed Shahid Saeed
Evidence in SL team case against Ishaq was so filmsy, even hardened judge would have acquitted him. pathetic investigation
“it is very surprising that one of the Supreme Court judges who released Malik Ishaq on bail last week scolded the prosecution and said the case was weak. The same judge, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, was part of a Lahore Hight Court bench that had asked the police to close down cases of hate speech and incitement to violence, against Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. The bench would simply not accept that Jamaatud Dawa was another name for Lashkar-e-Taiba, because the new name was not present on a certain list.”
There are still some people who don’t want to name and shame the pro-Deobandi establishment (within agencies, judiciary, PMLN etc) as accomplices in continued massacres of the Shia, Sunni Sufi/Barelvi, Balochs etc in Pakistan. Instead, they blame poor prosecution. They must reconsider their stance.
Written by: @laibaah