Qasida-e-Husain-Haqqani – by Malik Siraj Akbar

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Related post: From Qasida Khwani to Political Asylum: Malik Siraj Akbar’s convenient journalism

Taken from Twitter, 27 July 2011, without any editing or alteration.

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@husainhaqqani is a friend of #Baloch and #Balochistan. Criticizing him amounts to alienating such friends Who r unpopular wid radicals.

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@uroojzia @mustikhan should not have criticized @husainhaqqani, a man who criticized #Pakistan’s #Balochistan policy inside the embassy

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@husainhaqqani @uroojzia after today’s talk, I think u r more liberal and rational than many intellectuals and liberals in #pakistan

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@husainhaqqani you clear support for #Baloch people’s rights and categorical rejection of stereotypes about our people is laudable.

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@husainhaqqani @uroojzia and I also publicly apologize for my allegations on u based on @mustikhan article which I and he too couldn’t prove

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@husainhaqqani @uroojzia politics aside, u r a true source of inspiration as a professor. 1may still have problems with Isb’s Baloch policy

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@husainhaqqani thank you so much for making my day. U truly inspired the young audience with immense food for thought.

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@husainhaqqani your today’s lecture about conspiracy theories, myth, rhetoric, rationale was one of the best I had ever heard. Thanks.

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@husainhaqqani a man who is anti-Zaid Hamid, Imran Khan and Dr. Qyamat Masood can’t be an enemy of we, the liberals.

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@husainhaqqani never heard a Pakistani leader who so passionately believes in the power of education, research, competition

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@husainhaqqani opposes pan-Islamic confrontationist ambitions and can’t stop advocating research, education and rationale.

maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
@husainhaqqani never ever form opinions about people until you talk to them urself and hear their thoughts. Some ppl may mislead u

38 Responses to “Qasida-e-Husain-Haqqani – by Malik Siraj Akbar”

  1. Siraaj is an expert in writing qaseedas. He knows how to build his career through opportunistic flattery and networking. Ever wondered how he was able to make his way to the US while honest Baloch journalists are being murdered by the same army which is always defended by Husain Haqqani?

    Previously Siraaj wrote a qaseedah for Najam Sethi and Rahimullah Yousafzai, two patent friends of Pakistan army, which can be read here:

    “very respected journalists like Najm and Rahimullah Yousafzai (as was seen in some previous e-mails). As working journalists, we should at least realize that Najam is one of the most competent editors this country has ever produced.”

    https://pakistanblogzine.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/37371/#comment-1528

    If Siraaj is the champion of the Baloch cause, then God help the Baloch!

  2. This post demonstrates how a Baloch journo @maliksirajakber opportunistically flatters a powerful Pakistani diplomat. Shame!

    Of course, I am not surprised. Same Baloch journo who wrote a qasida for Haqqani is an avid supporter of Najam Sethi & Rahimullah Yusfuzai.

    I agree with @MustiKhan that Baloch must not rely on flatterers of military establishment @najamsethi & co to advocate their rights.

    Musti Khan recently wrote:

    mustikhan
    @najamsethi But when it comes to Balochistan Sethi, Tariq Ali are as much a Punjabi as Gen. Kayani

  3. Comments on Husain Haqqani and Balochistan From an LUBP article:

    Hoss says:
    July 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    First I don’t think there are liberals in Pakistan. The name mentioned Raza Rumi, Marvi sarmad and few others are not liberal by any means. Marvi is a PPP supporter, Raza Rumi has no clue about any thing. He is primarily a meaty mouthy writer with half baked ideas and probably does not even understand what liberalism is all about. Most of these guys just follow Hussain Haqqani who is nothing more than a rank opportunist. A recent article in a US paper, a baloch writer, exposed Hussain Haqqani, and I agree with what he wrote about him. Will try to post the link too. I read somewhere that most of the Pakistani liberals are primarily left of the center in good times and right of the center in bad times. There is no chance of true liberal emerging from a predominantly feudal society where most of the middle class so called liberals, profess liberalism to become acceptable to the elite. Even the secularists from the smaller provinces are secular in reaction to state’s commitment to religion and the use of religion to suppress political rights of the people of the smaller provinces. They hardly believe in human rights and are as against the women rights as an fundamentalist rightwing can be.
    We have a thoroughly confused society and there is no magic wand to fix that. This confusion helps the establishment to manipulate different groups for maintaining its control over the state.
    With apologies to the writer, I don’t think there is even a single soul in the Ppp that can be called liberal in any sense. Liberals stand for change, and none in the ppp likes the change.

    Ali Arqam says:
    July 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Kudos, Hoss Sain!
    You nailed it, The article you are mentioning was by Masti Khan, I think, who exposes HH for writing a letter to Carnegie Endowment to stop a gathering of Baloch secularists.

    Though HH has denied writing such letter but Masti Khan sticks to what he has written.

    Ayesha S wrote an obituary when democrat HH turned to a diplomat HH, and criticised him for using his intellect and skills advocating the military in United States.

    But everything is right under the tag of “Pragmatism” and “Practicality”.

    Hoss says:
    July 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    Actually Ali I had discussion with Ayesha when she was in DC on HH and his continuously changing loyalties. I think at heart he is still a gun touting jamaatia that he was in Karachi.

    Ali Arqam says:
    July 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Though a columnist friend commented that Ayesha S is harsh on HH, but when I watched his recent session at Carnegie Endowment, I was shocked after listening him repeating the same arguments in defense of military on post Bin Laden developments, as spinned by the pro military writer Ejaz Haider and others like him.

    http://criticalppp.com/archives/53901

  4. On Twitter there is a Husain Haqqani network including some FCS and LUBP. Hoss wrote that:

    “I don’t think there are liberals in Pakistan. The name mentioned Raza Rumi, Marvi sarmad and few others are not liberal by any means. Marvi is a PPP supporter, Raza Rumi has no clue about any thing. He is primarily a meaty mouthy writer with half baked ideas and probably does not even understand what liberalism is all about. Most of these guys just follow Hussain Haqqani who is nothing more than a rank opportunist.”

  5. maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @husainhaqqani is a friend of #Baloch and #Balochistan. Criticizing him amounts to alienating such friends Who r unpopular wid radicals.

    Based on this argument, we must not criticize General Musharraf because he is unpopular with radicals. What a farce!

  6. A bikaoo maal journalist can never represent Balochistan. I am so sad after reading this flattery.

  7. Ek botal aur ek burger ki maar hen yeh sahaafi. Baloch ka khoon bechtay ho, sharam karro

  8. This post is a personal attack on a brave, honest Baloch journalist. You must refrain from such allegations on Malik Siraj and Urooj Zia. Musti Khan is a moron. So are you, Libaah.

  9. Only a few days ago, Malik Siraj Akbar and Urooj Zia were spewing venom against Husain Haqqani on Twitter. Now after a lunch in Pakistan embassy, all is changed:

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @husainhaqqani sir I am convinced that UR a liberal because u have removed the “Islamic Republic” part of Pakistan in your Twitter profile.
    16 Jul

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @husainhaqqani but you have to play your role in stopping the killing of Baloch youths in #Balochistan

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @mustikhan @uroojzia @husainhaqqani #USIP is equally guilty of organizing a seminar on #Balochistan without inviting a #Baloch speaker

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @mustikhan @uroojzia @husainhaqqani what does that mean? Are you not the head of the embassy? Don’t u know what the “boys” there do?

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @husainhaqqani @uroojzia sir I had begged you to condemn the killing of #Balochs because you are an influential liberal in DC

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @husainhaqqani @uroojzia you can make a big difference. Why care for Palestine and Afghanistan but not for #Balochistan @mustikhan

    husainhaqqani Husain Haqqani
    RT by maliksirajakber@
    @maliksirajakber I continue to stand by the Baloch ppl in seeking end to atrocities & injustice @UroojZia

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @TRISH00L @husainhaqqani @uroojzia even Kayani and Rehman Malik stand by the Balochs but stab them in the back.

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @UroojZia @husainhaqqani obviously, the PPP was more popular than PML-Q. It disappointed the people with “Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-ministeran”

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @husainhaqqani @UroojZia I never personalized allegations. UR a public figure. As a Paki tax-payer, I have the right to question my ambsdor.
    16 Jul

  10. @mustikhan
    Ahmar Mustikhan
    Husain Haqqani tries to muzzle Baloch voice in Washington DC; tells think-tanks they should not rent them space; wrote to Carnegie recently

  11. Jun 23, 2008

    Pack of Pak lies, Baluch rejoinder to Haqqani interview

    WASHINGTON DC — Founder member of the American Friends of Baluchistan has taken umbrage to the utterances of Pakistan ‘s new ambassador to the United States at a meeting with Associated Press editors and reporters.

    “This is a clear attempt to mislead the U.S and world public,” Ahmar Mustikhan said in a rebuttal to Ambassador Husain Haqqani’s interview with AP newsmen on Friday.

    He said the world is fast losing patience with Pakistan ‘s military support of the Taliba’an. “It’s time for Pakistan to cough up A.Q. Khan, Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden,” Mustikhan said.

    “The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is making peace with the Taliba’an at the expense of the world. This must be condemned,” Mustikhan thundered. “In trying to blame Pashtun tribes along the Pakistani-Afghan border, Mr. Haqqani is negating what he wrote in his book “ Pakistan : Between Mosque and Military.” Does anyone from Pakistan has the slightest intellectual honesty?” he asked.

    Mustikhan said Pakistan generals are engaged in the business of blood and human bodies in Baluchistan and Afghanistan and this must stop.
    “ Pakistan ‘s so-called strategic and security interests are not more sacrosanct than the interests of world peace,” he said.

    “Abdul Qadeer Khan, had publicly acknowledged in 2004 of being a member of a smuggling network that provided nuclear weapons technology to Iran , North Korea and Libya . Like the rest of the world, A.Q. Khan is looked upon as a terrorist by the people of Baluchistan but the establishment and mullahs in Pakistan project him as if he is a national hero. The U.S. and the world must insist this is unacceptable,” Mustikhan said.

    “The reason why A.Q. Khan’s is not being handed over to the U.S. is that he will expose the role of the Pakistan army G.H.Q. in the underworld nuclear weapons bazaar,” Mustikhan said.

    Mustikhan said on May 28 on the 10th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests the Baluch registered protest in many cities in Baluchistan and Karachi, Washington DC, Toronto and Vancouver as they consider Pakistan’s nuclear bomb as the single most dangerous threat to humanity because it’s religion-specific.

    “One of the protesters, Abdul Wahab Baloch, was abducted by Pakistan ‘s secret services and tortured for five days. Mr. Haqqani knows very well about it,” Mustikhan said.

    “ Pakistan conducted its nuclear tests in Occupied Baluchistan in spite of Baluch opposition. Baluchistan was annexed by Pakistan against the wishes of the Baluch people in March 1948 and a move is afoot to approach the International Court of Justice at the Hague ,” Mustikhan said.

    Mustikhan said most of the arms that Pakistan got for the fight in the war on terror is being used against the secular nationalists in Baluchistan, a Texas-sized region divided among Pakistan , Iran and Afghanistan.

    A former governor and chief minister of Baluchistan , Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, and provincial assembly member Nawabzada Bala’ach Marri were killed in miltary operation but no such operation was ever carried out against the Taliba’an, he said. “The only ‘crime’ of Bugti and Marri was that they said Baluch resources belong to Baluchistan ,” Mustikhan said. He regretted Haqqani publicly admitted about the Taliba’an by saying that, “These are our own people.”

    Mustikhan said it was regrettable that against diplomatic protocol the intelligence services publicly embarrassed U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Anne Paterson when a small Punjabi boy refused to receive an award from her to protest the Afghan and International Security Assistance Force action against the Frontier Corps militia who were providing tactical support to the Taliba’an.

    “Do the army generals in Rawalpindi realize the Baluch, the Afghans and the soldiers of the I.S.A.F. who are trying to make this world safer, all have little boys and girls at their homes,” Mustikhan said.

    “Right to self-rule to the people of Baluchistan and direct Afghan and U.S action against terrorist bases in Pakistan are the only long-term solution to the unending violence in Afghanistan ,” he said.

    “If action against terrorists would infuriate the mullahs, so be it,” Mustikhan added, wondering if Haqqani still nurtured a soft corner for the Islamists as he launched his political career on the platform of the Islami Jamiat Tulaba, allied with Pakistan’s Islamic Brotherhood called Jama’at Islami.

    Mustikhan condemned the building of the $15 billion new GHQ in Islamabad from unpaid Baluch gas royalties and asked why the issue was not taken up by Pakistan ‘s national assembly under the so-called fledgling democracy.

    “Is this the standard of Pakistan’s so-called fledgling democracy,” Mustikhan asked and provided a copy of a video that showed the present Pakistani prime minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani inappropriately touching a sitting minister Sherry Rahman at a public rally just before the Pakistan People’s Party came into power:

    http://video.aol.com/video-detail/sherry-rehman-or-sharing-rehman-/1838258517

    “I can not comment any further,” Mustikhan concluded.

    For further info, please contact: 301-957-0008

    http://www.thebaluch.com/062408_news.php

  12. mustikhan Ahmar Mustikhan
    @maliksirajakber @husainhaqqani @uroojzia My request U should not please on my behalf; I already wrote an article that provided the proof

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @husainhaqqani In a country where (most, if not all) media r immature, bloggers have nothing 2 bcondemned 4. Let’s cheer their innocence

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @husainhaqqani I know. They are trying to distract me but they know nothing distracts me. But thanks for your advice.

    husainhaqqani Husain Haqqani
    @maliksirajakber Ignore petty attacks & criticism. Focus on what you do. Clear conscience, not approval by all, is needed

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @abidifactor @saniaslaeem @marvisirmed A blog with a “Marri editor” and a Pakistani flag makes it clear who is speaking. Marri& Paki flag?

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @abidifactor @saniaslaeem @marvisirmed my parents taught me to respect elders and others. I am not ashamed of my praise for @najamsethi

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @abidifactor @saniaslaeem @marvisirmed I repeat: I am proud of having worked with @najamsethi for five years. Differences may exist.

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @abidifactor @saniaslaeem @marvisirmed How can someone’s contempt for @najamsethi or @husainhaqqani amounts to questioning my journalism?

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @abidifactor @saniaslaeem @marvisirmed people have got different ways 2 gain attention. I don’t mind that. happiness for all.

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @abidifactor @saniaslaeem @marvisirmed journalism by default can’t please everyone nor is it our job to please anyone.

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @abidifactor @saniaslaeem @marvisirmed I am not supporting anyone’s cause. I am supporting the cause of free press and objective journalism

    abidifactor Syed Ali Raza Abidi
    @maliksirajakber are you supposed to be helping the Baloch cause with this? pakistanblogzine.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/qas… @saniaslaeem @marvisirmed

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @saniaslaeem @marvisirmed @uroojzia @husainhaqqani and the fact that discussion must not occur with conclusions already preconceived

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @saniaslaeem @marvisirmed @husainhaqqani it’s not abt pashmany abt our ability to clearly differentiate between the gud and bad

    saniaslaeem Sania Saleem
    Haay us zood pasheman ka pasheman hona!! @marvisirmed @maliksirajakber @uroojzia @husainhaqqani

    maliksirajakber maliksirajakbar
    @husainhaqqani @uroojzia and I also publicly apologize for my allegations on u based on @mustikhan article which I and he too couldn’t prove

  13. Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Contempt or blasphemy? RT @maliksirajakber How can someone’s contempt for @najamsethi or @husainhaqani amounts to questioning my journalism?
    16 minutes ago
    »

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    From the horse’s mouth! RT @maliksirajakber I repeat: I am proud of having worked with @najamsethi for five years.
    16 minutes ago Favorite Reply Delete

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Shame! RT @maliksirajakber A blog with a “Marri editor” & a Pakistani flag makes it clear who is speaking. Marri& Paki flag? @abidifactor
    17 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @abidifactor @saniaslaeem I am saddened by @maliksirajakber’s cheap attack on my tribe and my blog. He must refrain from ad hominem.
    19 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @mustikhan I am saddened by @maliksirajakber’s cheap attack on my tribe and my blog. He must refrain from ad hominem. @abdul_bugti
    19 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @
    @maliksirajakber By that logic you should also respect Gen Musharraf and Kayani as they are elder to you! @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    22 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @
    RT @maliksirajakber my parents taught me 2 respect elders & others. I am not ashamed of my praise for @najamsethi @abidifactor @saniaslaeem

  14. Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Previous tweet suggests that we, the subaltern, exploited, smelly & illiterate people have power to corner urban elite & their flatterers.
    26 minutes ago Favorite Reply Delete

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Allah be praised. @UroojZia forced 2 change her twitter handle (bolshevik), @SamadK homophobe terminated by BC, @maliksirajakber in rat-hole

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Thank you, Naeem bhai. One agency stooge exposed, more to go!! RT @naeemshamim @Laibaah you are a gem !! Nice work !!

    naeemshamim
    @Laibaah you are a gem !! Nice work !!

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    LOL. From now on “@maliksirajakber’s Tweets are protected”. How can I read his qasidas 4 agency touts NajamSethi, UroojZia & Rahim Yusufzai?

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    People such as @maliksirajakber & @uroojzia are mere pawns. The real man behind them is NajamSethi, the Punjabi champion of Baloch Cause!
    54 minutes ago Favorite Reply Delete

    MirSohaib Mir Sohaib Mengal
    @maliksirajakber i dont trust tht carnegie thing I m talking abt NY times report bro

    MirSohaib
    @maliksirajakber i praise books nd educated men like u bt nt embsdr of an embassy tht curbs freedom of speech @balochjohd

    mustikhan Ahmar Mustikhan
    Balochistan reporter is all praise for Pakistani ambassador examiner.com/foreign-policy…

    mustikhan Ahmar Mustikhan
    Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani and a friend of Balochistan? it is like saying saying General Kayani son is a Baloch patriot

    mustikhan Ahmar Mustikhan
    Balochistan reporter is all praise for Pakistani ambassador examiner.com/foreign-policy…
    http://t.co/VXFstkD

    mustikhan Ahmar Mustikhan
    @Laibaah @maliksirajakber @abdul_bugti Malik Siraj Akber must first clarify if it is true he is a Punjabi settlers son?

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    While our youth is being killed! RT @maliksirajakber let’s initiate a romance with books libraries, research & intellectual work @balochjohd

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @maliksirajakber Read your own qasidas of Haqqani & Sethi once again. Does that make you proud? @MirSohaib @balochjohd
    43 minutes ago

    MureedBizenjo
    being a professional journalist one must not resort to ad hominem & We follow some traditions @mustikhan @maliksirajakber
    44 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @maliksirajakber But you seem to have ample sources to praise Sethi, Haqqani, Urooj Zia, 3 servants of Pak establishment. @BalochJohd
    46 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Denial… RT @maliksirajakber yar aga yaak khaber e miss beth esh matlab e na en ka mardom gaadar e yea committed na en. @BalochJohd
    49 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @maliksirajakber How can you be committed to Baloch cause when you recite qasidas of establishment journos & ambassadors? @BalochJohd
    50 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    To regain lost credibility @maliksirajakber shd publicly dissociate from establishment persons Sethi, Haqqani & Urooj. Will he? @balochjohd
    51 minutes ago

    BalochJohd BALOCH JOHD
    @maliksirajakber Here you go ! balochjohd.com/modules/news/a… @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    58 minutes ago

    BalochJohd BALOCH JOHD
    @maliksirajakber Please dont bunk your classes ! But when u get a chance update the Jet bombings in CHAMALANG @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @maliksirajakber Can I too send you the qasidas of Sethi and Haqqani? Plz publish them on Baloch Hal. @BalochJohd @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    56 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @MureedBizenjo IMHO it doesn’t. perhaps @mustikhan wanted to make him realize that ad hominem is futile. @maliksirajakber @abdul_bugti
    57 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @maliksirajakber We think you must refrain from ad hominem, and dissociate from establishment’s toadies! @mustikhan @abdul_bugti
    58 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @maliksirajakber But you seem to have sufficient time to write qaseedas for powerful people! @BalochJohd @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    RT @maliksirajakber i update the site when I don’t have classes and assignments. I am currently on a student visa. @BalochJohd
    1 hour ago

    mustikhan
    Malik Siraj Akber must first clarify if it is true he is a Punjabi settlers son? @maliksirajakber @abdul_bugti @balochjohd
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Needs clearance! RT @BalochJohd @maliksirajakber But u r updating for several months from outside Balochistan, y didnt u reported Chamalang?
    1 hour ago

    BalochJohd
    @maliksirajakber @maliksirajakber But u claimed ur group of 3 ppl and get sms news?? sms are not blocked in Balochistan??
    1 hour ago

    BalochJohd
    @maliksirajakber For covering jet bombings u need donations? e chonay excuse int? @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    1 hour ago

    maliksirajakber
    @MirSohaib I don’t wake up every morning 2 make you proud of me or get a certificate of admiration.
    1 hour ago

    MirSohaib
    @maliksirajakber Ta k shar baye man shar gusheen🙂 Idha ta shar na ve atleast I feel so. A bit disappointed
    1 hour ago

    MirSohaib
    @maliksirajakber nd he has no authority? Old excuses @husainhaqqani
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Sold people have no self-respect! RT @maliksirajakber you don’t serve your nation but insulting your educated people. @BalochJohd
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    You sold the cause! RT @maliksirajakber quom pa tweet kanaga shar nabenth sangath. @BalochJohd @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    1 hour ago

    MirSohaib
    @maliksirajakber wasnt pakistani embassy involved in threatening pakistan diaspora?
    1 hour ago

    MirSohaib
    @maliksirajakber inkas tareef haqqani e😀
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @maliksirajakber Ask Najam Sethi & Urooj Zia. They have access to plenty of money to “buy” the Baloch cause. @BalochJohd @abidifactor
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Need more money? RT @maliksirajakber Balochhal hasn’t reportd many things 4a week coz u patriots don’t donate &v hav no resorces @BalochJohd
    1 hour ago

    BalochJohd
    @maliksirajakber who is we? why Balochhal didnt reported recent Jet bombings in Chamalang? @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @maliksirajakber You support the cause of truth by aligning with toadies of military establishment? @BalochJohd @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Good Q. RT @BalochJohd @maliksirajakber If you are not supporting any cause, then why a big slogan of ”Baloch Perspective” ? @abidifactor
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @munnazir Munnazir bhai, the urban elite are beneficiaries of the people’s socio-economic and political exploitation. No hope from them!
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Contempt or blasphemy? RT @maliksirajakber How can someone’s contempt for @najamsethi or @husainhaqani amounts to questioning my journalism?
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    From the horse’s mouth! RT @maliksirajakber I repeat: I am proud of having worked with @najamsethi for five years.
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Shame! RT @maliksirajakber A blog with a “Marri editor” & a Pakistani flag makes it clear who is speaking. Marri& Paki flag? @abidifactor
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @abidifactor @saniaslaeem I am saddened by @maliksirajakber’s cheap attack on my tribe and my blog. He must refrain from ad hominem.
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @mustikhan I am saddened by @maliksirajakber’s cheap attack on my tribe and my blog. He must refrain from ad hominem. @abdul_bugti
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @maliksirajakber By that logic you should also respect Gen Musharraf and Kayani as they are elder to you! @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    1 hour ago

    maliksirajakber
    my parents taught me 2 respect elders & others. I am not ashamed of my praise for @najamsethi @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    1 hour ago

    mustikhan Ahmar Mustikhan
    Husain Haqqani’s “crocodile tweets” about Balochistan examiner.com/foreign-policy…
    1 hour ago

    mustikhan
    There is hearsay Husain Haqqani criticized Pakistan for actions in Occupied Balochistan?
    1 hour ago

    mustikhan
    @maliksirajakber My request U should not please on my behalf; I already wrote an article that provided the proof @husainhaqani
    1 hour ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @munnazir Tolerance and urban liberals? They are worse than Mumtaz Qadris and Malik Ishaqs. You have a lot to learn it seems.
    1 hour ago

    abidifactor
    @maliksirajakber are you supposed to be helping the Baloch cause with this? pakistanblogzine.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/qas… @saniaslaeem
    5 hours ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @maliksirajakber Plz consider writing a report on recent jet bombings in Chamalang by Pakistan army. @AnjumKiani @BalochJohd @shamil_khan

  15. Balochistan reporter is all praise for Pakistani ambassador

    Ahmar Mustikhan, Baltimore Foreign Policy Examiner
    July 28, 2011

    http://www.examiner.com/foreign-policy-in-baltimore/balochistan-reporter-is-all-praise-for-pakistani-ambassador

    Continue reading on Examiner.com Balochistan reporter is all praise for Pakistani ambassador – Baltimore Foreign Policy | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/foreign-policy-in-baltimore/balochistan-reporter-is-all-praise-for-pakistani-ambassador#ixzz1TREG6cr8

    The American Friends of Balochistan said Thursday Baloch people are at war against the illegal occupation of their homeland and nothing less than pullout of Pakistan troops andf independence of Balochistan will be acceptable to them.

    The A.F.B. was reacting to the tweets of Balochistan journalist Malik Siraj Akber in which he showered praise on the man with the golden tongue Pakistan ambassador Husain Haqqani.

    “Reporters should keep their views private and someone who is in the U.S. on Hubert Humphrey fellowship should know this better,” the A.F.B. said.

    The A.F.B. also requested Akber to clarify if it is true that he is in deed a Punjabi settler’s son.

    Akber tweets showed he was mitten by Haqqani:

    “never heard a Pakistani leader who so passionately believes in the power of education, research, competition.

    “Husain Haqqani is a friend of #Baloch and #Balochistan. Criticizing him amounts to alienating such friends Who r unpopular wid radicals.

    “@uroojzia @mustikhan should not have criticized @husainhaqqani, a man who criticized #Pakistan’s #Balochistan policy inside the embassy

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    “after today’s talk, I think u r more liberal and rational than many intellectuals and liberals in #pakistan

    “politics aside, u r a true source of inspiration as a professor. 1may still have problems with Isb’s Baloch policy.

    “and I also publicly apologize for my allegations on u based on @mustikhan article which I and he too couldn’t prove

    “thank you so much for making my day. U truly inspired the young audience with immense food for thought.

    “Your today’s lecture about conspiracy theories, myth, rhetoric, rationale was one of the best I had ever heard. Thanks.”

    The story about Pakistan embassy creating all kinds of impediments for Baloch activists was highlighted recently in The New York Times.

    This correspondent stands by each and every word in his two articles.

    “If Haqqani is such a great man as Akber describes in his tweets, he should resign from his post against the genocide in Balochistan,” the A.F.B. said. “Crocodile tears over Balochistan is unacceptable.”

    “Akber’s recent criticism of Balochistan’s De Jure Ruler, the Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Daud Ahmedzai and his praise for Haqqani betrays his agenda.”

    Continue reading on Examiner.com Balochistan reporter is all praise for Pakistani ambassador – Baltimore Foreign Policy | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/foreign-policy-in-baltimore/balochistan-reporter-is-all-praise-for-pakistani-ambassador#ixzz1TRDfTZvb

  16. mustikhan
    Balochistan reporter @maliksirajakber is all praise for Pakistani ambassador shar.es/HiiSC

    belaar Belaar Baloch
    @mustikhan We simply don’t know. If he did make these comments it is clearly an affront to those who’r trying hard to hlght Pak’s atrocities

    mustikhan Ahmar Mustikhan
    @belaar It is there for the world to c on Malik Siraj Akber Punjabi’s twitter page

    mustikhan Ahmar Mustikhan
    @RatanSpeak @husainhaqqani @maliksirajakber What decent soul can represent a kleptocracy based on falsehoods?

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    Shame! RT @ArchenBaloch @mustikhan We knew all along he does not belong to us, He is second Dr Malik causing harm @maliksirajakber

    ArchenBaloch Archen Baloch
    @mustikhan We knew all along he does not belong to us, He is the second Dr Malik causing harm @maliksirajakber

    Abdul_Bugti
    flattery of HH cud be 4 ur own interests but u haven’t D rite 2 use #Baloch cause 4 ur personl intrsts @maliksirajakber

    Abdul_Bugti
    @maliksirajakber tht weren’t ur personal tweets as u called a paki ambassador a friend of #Baloch & #Balochistan @mustikhan

    BalochJohd BALOCH JOHD
    Proove it where i use foul lang? RT@maliksirajakber مردم ءِ بالاد کہ بُرز بیت گُڈا مردم شہ وتا جہل تریں مردماں دژمان نا دنت منی شریں واجہ۔

    BalochJohd BALOCH JOHD
    @maliksirajakber Drahen tweets han pada waan , wat sara botham majan @abidifactor @saniaslaeem
    12 hours ago

    BalochJohd BALOCH JOHD
    @maliksirajakber Mani kojam ham yak tweeta che sabit bekan kay man tara doshmaan datah?Doshman pa balocha aib int @abidifactor @saniaslaeem

  17. This explains why @maliksirajakber wrote his famous qasidah:

    Embracing the American mainstream
    By Malik Siraj Akbar
    | DAWN.COM Yesterday
    Divergent stories of success and suspicion made the one-day conference a ‘must-attend’ event to learn more about the role and issues of the Pakistani-American community.

    On one bright sunny day a school trip to Newseum— a museum in Washington DC which is exclusively devoted to media and journalism— changed Noorulain Khawaja’s life. Inspired by gallant stories and heroic images of war correspondents, the little Pakistani-American girl decided to become a journalist. She wanted to tell fascinating stories to the world but her mother believed “journalism was a failed profession”.

    Ms. Khawaja’s was destined to be a bumpy ride because of what she terms the “complex identity as a Pakistani-American-Kashmiri Muslim woman”. She faced hardships due to each of these misconstrued identities.

    “If you want to achieve a goal in your life,” says Ms. Khawaja, a producer with Al-Jazeera English, “just go and achieve it. Don’t wait and only harp about it.” Today, her mother is “110 per cent satisfied” with Khawaja’s decision to stand different from the mob by deciding to opt for journalism as a career against the oft-preferred spheres of medical science and engineering.

    The audience at the Washington DC Youth Conference on “Embracing the American Mainstream” fervently listened as Khawaja recalled her journey from the Pakistan Television to BBC, CNN and the United Nations to pursue her goal as a scrupulous story-teller.

    “Don’t waste any opportunity of practical learning,” she advised the young audience of Pakistani Americans while referring to the significance of networking and interactions to assimilate into the US mainstream: “intern, intern and intern until you learn what you need in your professional life”.

    While Ms. Khawaja confidently counted her achievements, every speaker at the conferences did not share similar experiences of joy and success. For Ms. Darakshan Raja, a human rights activist, it had been a contrary experience.

    “They [the Americans] hate us,” said Ms. Raja, a panelist who works with the Amnesty International in New York, “Discrimination against Muslims and particularly Pakistanis in the US has significantly skyrocketed since 9/11.”

    Her anguish was officially certified by Ms. Iffat Imran Gardezai the deputy chief of the Pakistani diplomatic mission in the United States. “There is a nasty media campaign unleashed in this city [Washington DC] against Pakistan,” she grumbled, “The media are propagating against us.”

    Such divergent stories of success and suspicion made the one-day conference a ‘must-attend’ event to learn more about the role and issues of the Pakistani-American community.

    Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani regretted the ghettoisation of the Pakistani community and its absence from the American mainstream.
    In the first session of the conference on “Reflections on Pakistani American visibility in the US”, Dr. Mehtab Karim, a visiting senior research fellow at Pew Research Center, said around 600,000 Pakistan Americans lived in the United States. 32.7 per cent of them were born in the United States while the biggest migration (23 per cent) took place between 1990 to 1999. During 1980 to 1989, the second higher migration (14 per cent) was recorded. However, the post-9/11 period saw a dramatic decline in the number of Pakistanis who migrated to the US.

    “A vibrant, educated youth is in fact the strength of the Pakistani American community,” said Dr. Khan, who had formerly taught demography at Karachi’s Agha Khan University, “60 per cent of Pakistanis are below the age of 35 while only 49 per cent of America’s total population is below 35 years.”

    He noted that more Pakistanis (29.5 per cent) completed four years of college than Americans (17.6 per cent). Likewise, Pakistanis did better (22.5 per cent) than the Americans (20.0 per cent) in terms of completing a Master’s degree in a professional degree while 1.6 per cent Pakistanis obtained a doctorate degree as compared to the total of Americans (1.1 per cent).

    “More Pakistani Americans opt for medical and engineering while fewer join the education sector,” he observed, “America is a country where writers and researchers are easily noticed and widely respected whereas a low presence of Pakistanis in social sciences is one major reason for their invisibility in the American mainstream.”

    Moeed W. Yusuf, the South Asia advisor at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), said the Pakistani-Americans faced tough challenges because of an increasing clash of interests between their ancestral and present countries.

    “The Pakistani community faces a serious problem of assimilation either because of the experiences they bring from their home country or due to averseness to politics,” he pointed out.

    The presentation by Shuja Nawaz, the Director of South Asia Center, at the Atlantic Council, was very helpful to the audience in grasping the classic problems of integration and nostalgia faced by Pakistani and other communities who newly settle in the United States.

    According to Mr. Nawaz, the immigrants bring with them the South Asian culture to the United States and continue to romanticise the “good practices”, “delicious food” and “wonderful music” of their home country which does not necessarily exist in the new country of their residence. Hence, the new-comers subsequently find it hard to integrate into the American pluralistic culture and initiate a nostalgic discourse of ‘my country versus America”. They also draw an analogy of American cultural practices with their home country instead of accepting diversity and pluralism as the essence of American society.

    “Those who have come to the United States should not shy away from taking ownership of responsibilities and practice the rights they are guaranteed by the constitution instead of living in ghettos,” he recommended, “At the end of the day, it’s your hard work and credibility that counts.”

    During the conference, discussions on “the art of organising and mobilising”, “the value of public service” and “Shaping Public Discourse” further helped in understanding the challenges and opportunities the Pakistani community faced in the United States. A few young Pakistani girls, who now work at important institutions such as the US Congress, Department of Defense, USAID, ABC News etc, inspired the audience with their stories of hard work and achievement of professional goals.

    Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani, like most speakers of the conference, regretted the ghettoisation of the Pakistani community and its absence from the American mainstream. In his views, Pakistanis failed to join the mainstream because of their unwillingness to shun their past experiences and get out of their comfort zones.

    A lot of Pakistanis still look at channels and newspapers from back home as the “reliable sources” whereas the ambassador insisted that they were “full of conspiracy theories and rhetoric which eventually form people’s perceptions about the United States and distance our people from accepting the different realities of the western world.”

    Mr. Haqqani described America’s ties with Pakistan as that of a rich uncle’s troubled relations with a thankless child who loved to accept gifts and presents from the ‘rich-uncle’ but still continued to speak against him.

    “Pakistan should not solely depend on American assistance,” he suggested, “We should take this assistance as an opportunity to grow the seed for future progress by developing our institutions. It is easy to suggest discontinuing relations with the US or rejecting their aid but we have to calculate the price of such an emotional decision.”

    In the session called “Town Hall with the Ambassador”, Mr. Haqqani frankly spoke about Pakistan’s “poor branding” in the United States. For instance, only 5298 Pakistani students were enrolled in the United States as compared to 98,000 Chinese and 60,000 Indians and even 11,000 Nepali students because of the poor standard of education in Pakistan.

    The first youth conference of the Pakistan-Americans was very candid in debating pressing challenges and appreciative of success stories of gifted youth of Americans of Pakistani origin. It did a remarkable job by recognising the achievements of those individuals whose actions have ultimately spoken louder than the stereotypes. The event also provided a chance to critically analyse the problem of increasing isolation and self-imposed segregation of the American-Muslim-Pakistani community from the American mainstream.

    Malik Siraj Akbar, a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow based in Washington DC, is a visiting journalist at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) of the Center for Public Integrity (CPI).

    http://www.dawn.com/2011/08/03/embracing-the-american-mainstream.html

  18. Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @
    RT @iamthedrifter @UroojZia @mustikhan I can still sympathize because the other alt for MSA was getting g killed in PK
    15 minutes ago
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    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @
    RT @iamthedrifter @UroojZia @mustikhan sure but what can HH do to deserve the praise
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    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
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    RT @iamthedrifter @mustikhan @uroojzia what did he praise HH 4 aft accusing him of blocking Baluch from meeting
    15 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
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    RT @iamthedrifter @mustikhan @archenbaloch no wonder he cut me off of his twitter list
    16 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
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    RT @iamthedrifter @ArchenBaloch @mustikhan he wanted a job in DC & HH is very influential
    16 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
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    RT @iamthedrifter @mustikhan has he been cornered after their spat on twitter?
    16 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
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    RT @mustikhan @UroojZia he was praising Husain Haqqani like stupid; he should not be bending doggy-style in front of the whole wide world
    18 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
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    RT @mustikhan @uroojzia As everyone knows HH has golden tongue and Akber went on showering praise he is the greatest on earth blah blah
    19 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
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    RT @mustikhan @UroojZia v just debated that he was wrong in licking Haqqani ass in public, if he chickened out on it what is our fault?
    19 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
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    RT @UroojZia @iamthedrifter I’m thoroughly confused about that too. But he didn’t remove anyone from his list; he deleted his account.
    20 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @
    RT @UroojZia @mustikhan He has a right to his opinions. By denying him that right, you’re doing exactly what the State of Pakistan does.
    21 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
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    RT @UroojZia @iamthedrifter Unfair. Siraj deleted his Twitter account because he was being targeted by trolls; endangering his life.
    21 minutes ago

    Laibaah Laiba Ahmad Marri
    @
    RT @UroojZia @husainhaqqani Re those tweets that you tagged me in recently: you once told me to trust my instincts. I am; hence, no apology.

  19. It’s interesting to see an honourable doctor all humility and praise for Pakistan’s ambassador to US:

    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    Imran Khan targeting @husainhaqqani is slanderous , pathetic & desperate #fail #ptijalsa

    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    I concur MT“@husainhaqqani: @frooq @mazdaki I block all users of abusive language, irrespective of party affiliation ” #yougotblocked

    beenasarwar beena sarwar
    Good policy. RT @husainhaqqani: @frooq @mazdaki I block all users of abusive language, irrespective of party affiliation

    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    MT “Reuters on @husainhaqqani speech about #US – #Pakistan relations at @ChicagoCouncil bit.ly/tNUIuJ”

    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    Must watch MT“@husainhaqqani invites young #Pakistanis 2 be a nation of achievers, not complainers t.co/qcqzwYIb” Be the change u wanna see

    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    MT “@husainhaqqani: Tribute by @fispahani :’ #NusratBhutto -We Salute You’ bit.ly/vfatQQ” Iron Lady – for resolve against tyrant

    husainhaqqani Husain Haqqani
    by mazdaki
    Reuters– ‘Pakistan military denies BBC report on Taliban links’ reut.rs/ss7aLH

    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    Must watch MT“@husainhaqqani invites young #Pakistanis 2 be a nation of achievers, not complainers t.co/qcqzwYIb” Be the change u wanna see

    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    wohi maikhana-o-sahbaa,wohi saghar,wohi shisha/magar awaze nosha nosh madham hoti jati he goo.gl/WWicr @beenasarwar @husainhaqqani

    husainhaqqani Husain Haqqani
    by mazdaki
    On way to Portland, OR. Look forward 2 town hall meeting w/ Pakistani community in Oregon tonight

    beenasarwar beena sarwar
    by mazdaki
    ‘Crush India’ 1971 mood is like’Crush America’ mood now: Cowasjee; we need realism of @husainhaqqani (YES) bit.ly/oYo8As #Pakistan

  20. Jan Nisaran-e-Hussain Haqqani on Twitter:

    Raza Rumi, Marvi Sirmed, Dr. Mohammad Taqi, Ejaz Haider, Beena Sarwar, Ali Dayan, some others

    and

    mini-flatterers Riaz Toori, Ali Arqam, Shahid Saeed, Malik Siraj Akbar etc

  21. Namoos-e-Haqqani Network (NHN) – by Ghulam Ahmad Toori
    BY ADMIN

    Related posts: Deconstructing Husain Haqqani – by Aamir Mughal and Sarah Khan

    Qasida-e-Husain-Haqqani – by Malik Siraj Akbar

    I have no major issues with personal clouts and tribal loyalties as long as such clouts and loyalties are used for collective, not personal, benefit. However, questions arise when people with shady past and dubious present seek to maintain and activate a media tribe to promote their personal interests while ignoring or even suppressing issues of more urgent and collective importance.

    Take, for example, the case of Pakistan’s ambassador to the USA, Mr. Husain Haqqani, who has a dedicated lobby of paid propagandists, fake liberal opportunists (some of whom are clearly pro-military establishment) and ambitious flatterers who hang around him and his wife Mrs. Farahnaz Ispahani on Twitter and also in Islamabad or Washington D.C., not missing out a single opportunity to promote the duo, eulogizing their imaginary services to Pakistan or Pakistan Peoples Pary. President Zardari is abused (e.g., by Ejaz Haider and Tammy Haq), Benazir Bhutto is cursed (e.g. Murtaza Razvi’s article on Nusrat Bhutto’s death), PPP is blamed (e.g. blaming the victim mafia’s columns on Taseer’s murder), who cares? as long as the Namoos (honour) of Haqqani is carefully guarded. Apparently Haqqani has misappropriated the PPP’s intellectual capital and naive followers to develop and promote his personal career and guard his personal honour.

    While Ambassador Hussain Haqqani has played an important role in serving the PPP’s interests in Washington, D.C., the due credit for his performance goes to President Asif Zardari who is the main mind behind political manoeuvring and policy making in the last four years. While Mr. Haqqani is an able executioner, as he was in his capacity as an assistant to Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Nawaz Sharif and previous masters, the key role of President Zaradri is being diluted and completely put aside by the Haqqani Network.

    This fact, however, is lost on the Namoos-e-Haqqni Network (NHN) on Twitter and elsewhere. For them, and also for our esteemed Ambassador, it is sufficient if his own Namoos (honour) is carefully guarded by the likes of Ejaz Haider, Ayesha Tammy Haq and others, some of whom are known for their deep hatred of the very leader (President Zardari) and the party (PPP) he is duty-bond to serve. For Haqqani, his own Namoos is the first and last priority, the rest may go to wherever!

    Such network has been able to thrive because of a naive decision by the PPP leadership to accommodate the Ambassador’s wife in the President’s media team.

    It is, therefore, no wonder that most (if not all) of the Namoos-e-Haqqani Network loyalists, columnists, bloggers and Tweeps show little to no interest in highlighting the Pakistani State’s atrocities against the Baloch, Pashtuns, Shia Muslims, Ahmadiyya Muslims and others, which have gained further momentum since the PPP came to power in early 2008.

    The NHN has taken little to no position on the fact that more than any one else, it is PPP’s own ministers e.g. Rehman Malik, CM Raisani, Babar Awan, Sharmila Farooqi etc, who have shamelessly served as convenient mouthpieces of Pakistan army and the ISI, frequently praising ISI and army’s services to the nation while completely disregarding the thousands of the Balochs, Pashtuns and Shia Muslims who have been mercilessly butchered by Pakistan army and its proxy organizations (TTP-SSP-LeJ etc).

    Barring a token statement or two, the Namoos-e-Haqqani Network has done nothing to highlight the ongoing persecution and murder of Toori Pashtuns (Shia Muslims) of Parachinar who remain besieged by the ISI-Haqqani Taliban for the last four years. In fact one of their paid operatives (ironically a Toori Shia) is seen actively promoting and defending the honour of ISI. Similarly, the NHN has kept tight-lipped on the ongoing massacres of thousands of Baloch nationalists who are fighting for their basic human rights.

    As an example of how the NHN operates in Pakistan’s mainstream media and also on Twitter, consider the case of how NHN members have been activated to defend the honour of Husain Haqqani in response to the Mansoor Ijaz saga and Imran Khan’s speech. Read again, the emphasis is not on defending the honour of Pakistan, or that of President Zardari, the emphasis is clearly on defending the honour (Namoos) of Husain Haqqani.

    While there are many examples on Twitter, let me cite only a few tweets. Note how one flatterer bestows Hussain Haqqani and his wife with the title of Mr. Pakistan and Mrs. Pakistan, a proposal which is hurriedly endorsed by the ‘Mrs. Pakistan’.

    mSaleemJaved Saleem Javed
    Out of despair? RT @mazdaki: Imran Khan targeting @husainhaqqani is slanderous , pathetic & desperate #fail #ptijalsa

    akchishti akchishti
    So when are we giving this couple @husainhaqqani @fispahani Mr & Mrs. Pakistan award? seriously!

    fispahani farahnaz ispahani
    sweet thought! RT @akchishti: So when R we gving ths couple @husainhaqqani @fispahani Mr & Mrs. Pakistan award? srsly!

    dasghar Dilawar Asghar
    @husainhaqqani I wud ditto what @adnanrasool sd and wht @akchishti just sd that both u and @fispahani R Mr and Mrs Pakistan in their own way

    fispahani farahnaz ispahani
    Bless u.! ! MT @dasghar: @husainhaqqani I wud ditto wht @adnanrasool & @akchishti just sd that both u & @fispahani R Mr & Mrs Pakistan

    The following names have been identified as key affiliates of Haqqani on Twitter: Raza Rumi, Marvi Sirmed, Dr. Mohammad Taqi, Ejaz Haider, Beena Sarwar etc, and some mini-affiliates: Riaz Toori, Shahid Saeed, Malik Siraj Akbar etc. While I personally respect the writings of Raza, Marvi and Taqi, I think they are sacrificing their own Namoos for the sake of Haqqani’s Namoos which is not a great bargain.

    With reference to NHN activities in response to Imran Khan’s speech, here are four snapshots, two are newspaper items and two are blog posts:

    Mehmal Sarfraz writes in Daily Times (Editorial, 1 Nov 2011):

    Mr Khan’s speech started with attacks against President Zardari and the Sharif brothers. His repetition of the false story pertaining to Ambassador Husain Haqqani about a nonexistent letter was uncalled for. Mr Khan should not bend facts to suit his case.

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\111\story_1-11-2011_pg3_1

    Dr Mohammad Taqi writes in Daily Times (No he Khan’t, 3 Nov 2011):

    The PTI leader has been hanging out with Sheikh Rashid of Rawalpindi and early in his speech hit a low that even the foul-mouthed Rashid might envy. Imran Khan’s accusation against Ambassador Husain Haqqani, making wild allegations and that too based on a story by Mansoor Ijaz — a discredited ‘mediator’, neo-con sympathiser and proponent of Bush’s Iraq war — was simply pathetic. One wonders about his motive to quote a person who boasts of ties to both India and global jihadists. While a separate column is needed to address this issue, it just goes to show the shallowness of the PTI leader and that in his desperation for power he can stoop to any level.

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\113\story_3-11-2011_pg3_2

    Sabahat Zakariya writes in Express Tribune – Blog (1 Nov 2011):

    The speech was full of feel-good optimism as was expected and required. Talk of corruption, delivering rights to the poorest in the society and anti-Zardari sentiment elicited the most visible roars of approval. Personally speaking, I was disappointed at his resorting to lies about Hussain Haqqani’s nationality but heartened by his passing mention of minority and women’s rights. http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/8695/how-imran-khan-won-me-over/

    Pakistan Media Watch – Blog writes in “Media Conspiracies and Imran Khan” (31 October 2011)

    In an otherwise straightforward speech in Lahore on Sunday, Imran Khan alluded to a conspiracy theory of Mansoor Ijaz that this blog has discredited not only once, but twice already. One can give Imran Khan the benefit of doubt, though, as there is a history of examples of journalists feeding Imran conspiracies, possibly as an attempt to curry favour with the PTI chief. As we stated before, “Whether or not you support Imran Khan, all political leaders need to be given the facts, not led by their noses on a wild goose chase”. As Imran’s political influence grows, it is important that he – and all political leaders – be able to make decisions from factual information, not conspiracies. Otherwise, the consequences can be disastrous.

    http://pakistanmediawatch.com/2011/10/31/media-conspiracies-and-imran-khan/

    I repeat: I have no major issues with personal clouts and tribal loyalties except when such clouts and loyalties are used for personal benefit while discarding the collective benefit.

    Now let me ask: why is no such tribal support activated to mourn Ajmeer Shah? Why is such tribal loyalty absent when Ali Dayan Hasan, Mustafa Qadri etc misrepresent Shia genocide by the ISI backed TTP-SSP-LeJ as routine sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shias? Why is the NHN nowhere to be seen when dumped, deshaped dead bodies of the Baloch youths are found? Politically speaking, why does such NHN go into hiding when Mosharraf Zaidi, Ejaz Haider, Najam Sethi etc manufacture most poisonous and slanderous attacks on President Zardari? Where do they vanish when Murtaza Razvi writes a poisonous post against Benazir Bhutto on the death of her own mother, Begum Nusrat Bhutto? Is the honour of Husain Haqqani more important than the honour of Shaheed Rani?

    I hope someone may help me in findings answers to the above questions.

    http://t.co/SZmXbdVK

    8 Comments to “Namoos-e-Haqqani Network (NHN) – by Ghulam Ahmad Toori”

    Fahim Siddiqui
    November 3, 2011 at 10:55 am
    It’s interesting to see an honourable doctor all humility and praise
    for Pakistan’s ambassador to US:
    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    Imran Khan targeting @husainhaqqani is slanderous , pathetic &
    desperate #fail #ptijalsa
    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    I concur MT“@husainhaqqani: @frooq @mazdaki I block all users of
    abusive language, irrespective of party affiliation ” #yougotblocked
    beenasarwar beena sarwar
    Good policy. RT @husainhaqqani: @frooq @mazdaki I block all users of
    abusive language, irrespective of party affiliation
    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    MT “Reuters on @husainhaqqani speech about #US – #Pakistan relations
    at @ChicagoCouncil bit.ly/tNUIuJ”
    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    Must watch MT“@husainhaqqani invites young #Pakistanis 2 be a nation
    of achievers, not complainers t.co/qcqzwYIb” Be the change u wanna see
    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    MT “@husainhaqqani: Tribute by @fispahani :’ #NusratBhutto -We Salute
    You’ bit.ly/vfatQQ” Iron Lady – for resolve against tyrant
    husainhaqqani Husain Haqqani
    by mazdaki
    Reuters– ‘Pakistan military denies BBC report on Taliban links’ reut.rs/ss7aLH
    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    Must watch MT“@husainhaqqani invites young #Pakistanis 2 be a nation
    of achievers, not complainers t.co/qcqzwYIb” Be the change u wanna see
    mazdaki Mohammad Taqi
    wohi maikhana-o-sahbaa,wohi saghar,wohi shisha/magar awaze nosha nosh
    madham hoti jati he goo.gl/WWicr @beenasarwar @husainhaqqani
    husainhaqqani Husain Haqqani
    by mazdaki
    On way to Portland, OR. Look forward 2 town hall meeting w/ Pakistani
    community in Oregon tonight
    beenasarwar beena sarwar
    by mazdaki
    ‘Crush India’ 1971 mood is like’Crush America’ mood now: Cowasjee; we
    need realism of @husainhaqqani (YES) bit.ly/oYo8As #Pakistan
    Reply

    Tahir Jadoon
    November 3, 2011 at 10:55 am
    aliarqam aliarqam
    #ImranKhan speaks against @husainhaqqani saying he wrote letter to the
    Americans to rescue him from Pakistan Army’s wrath
    husainhaqqani Husain Haqqani
    by aliarqam
    RT @newpakistan: “If U have nevr bn called a kafir or a traitor being
    an activist in Pakistan, U dont matter” aje.me/uHw9oY
    SundayDT SundayMagDailyTimes
    by aliarqam
    Ambassador @husainhaqqani speech2 youth-MUST WATCH.R we going 2be a
    nation of complainers or a nation of… fb.me/1iqnJiBik
    aliarqam aliarqam
    MT @husainhaqqani ‘Of Change & Altrnatives’ DT editorial describes
    attack on me based on “false story” & “uncalled for” bit.ly/sKWhkl
    Reply

    Mussalman
    November 3, 2011 at 10:56 am
    غالباً یہ 1991ء کا موسم گرما تھا، جب لاہور کے گورنر ہاؤس میں وزیراعظم
    نواز شریف نے ایک ہنگامی اجلاس طلب کیا۔ لاہور کے نواحی ضلع شیخوپورہ کے
    بعد کہ ہمیشہ جرائم کی پرورش گاہ رہا، لاہور شہر میں ڈکیتیوں کی لہر تھی
    اور بے پناہ تھی۔ درویش وزیر اعلیٰ غلام حیدر وائیں کے علاوہ جو تعلیم و
    تدریس اور وعظ و نصیحت کے آدمی تھے، پنجاب کے انسپکٹر جنرل پولیس چوہدری
    سردار محمد بھی شریک تھے۔ قلم و قرطاس کا آدمی، جسے پولیس گردی سے زیادہ
    مطالعے اور سیاست سے شغف تھا۔ پنجاب پولیس برباد تھی اور ہر گزرتے دن کے
    ساتھ برباد تر ۔ 1988ء سے 1990ء تک میاں محمد نواز شریف کی وزارت اعلیٰ
    کے دوسرے دور میں پنجاب پولیس میں 25 ہزار سے زیادہ بھرتیاں ہوئیں
    تقریباً سب کی سب سفارش پر۔ نون لیگ سے تعلق رکھنے والے ایم پی اے اور
    ایم این اے فیصلہ کن تھے۔ ہر ایک کا کوٹہ ۔حصہ بقدر جثہ۔ ایسے ایسے لوگوں
    کو وردی پہننے کا شرف حاصل ہوا ، جیلوں میں جنہیں جانا چاہئے تھا۔ اس کے
    بعد شہباز شریف کی بہترین کوششوں کے باوجود پنجاب پولیس کبھی سنبھل نہ
    سکی کبھی سدھر نہ سکی۔ تلاطم خیز دور میں اصل مسئلہ امن نہیں سیاسی
    استحکام تھا۔ یہ کہ چند ووٹوں کی اکثریت سے قائم مسلم لیگی حکومت کو
    کیونکر اور کس طرح بچا لیا جائے۔ مرکز میں محترمہ بے نظیر بھٹو کی حکومت
    تھی۔ سب سے بڑا دردِ سر جس کا یہ تھا کہ ”رجعت پسندوں“ کے رہنما نواز
    شریف سے کیونکر نجات حاصل کی جائے۔ جس طرح نواز شریف کے علاوہ فوج اور
    خفیہ ایجنسیوں کا یہ کہ جلد از جلد کس طرح محترمہ سے چھٹکارا پایا جائے۔
    امریکہ میں صدر زرداری کے ذاتی نمائندے حسین حقانی تب میاں صاحب کے
    بازوئے شمشیر زن تھے اور اخبارات میں اس طرح کے اشتہار چھپا کرتے”تم نے
    ڈھاکہ دیا، ہم نے کابل لیا“۔ حسین حقانی کے پاس کچھ تصاویر تھیں، جو وہ
    ہر ایک کو دکھایا کرتے اور مطلع کرتے کہ معاملات کو اگر ان پر چھوڑ دیا
    جائے تو چشم زدن میں وہ غنیم کے لشکر کو بحیرہ عرب میں غرق کر سکتے ہیں۔
    اقتدار کا توازن ارکانِ پنجاب اسمبلی کے ہاتھ میں تھا۔ ایک آدھ بھی بگڑ
    تا تو شریف حکومت لرزنے لگتی۔
    کل رات مے کشوں نے توازن جو کھو دیا
    خط سبو پہ کون و مکاں ڈولتے رہے
    انہی دنوں میاں محمد نواز شریف نے لیاقت بلوچ سے یہ کہا تھا : شب تمام
    بندوبست کر کے سوتا ہوں، لیکن سویر سو کر اٹھتا ہوں تو لگتا ہے، بچوں گا
    نہیں؛ چنانچہ ارکان اسمبلی کو آسودہ رکھنابہرحال لازم تھا۔ ظاہر ہے کہ
    ارکان کی ترجیح پٹوار تھی یا پولیس۔ اپنی پسند کا تحصیل دار ،اپنی پسند
    کا تھانیدار۔ عنایت مقصود ہوتی، تو ایک عدد یا ایک سے زیادہ نائب تحصیل
    داروں کی تقرری کے پروانے عطا ہوتے۔ عتاب جس پر نازل ہوتا، اس کے حلقے
    میں مخالف تھانیدار لگا دیا جاتا ۔
    وزارت اعلیٰ کے دو مشکل برس بتانے کے بعد میاں محمد نواز شریف فوج، خفیہ
    ایجنسیوں، ایم کیو ایم ، پولیس اور پٹوار کی مدد سے بڑی اکثریت والے وزیر
    اعظم بنے تو پنجاب کے گورنر میاں محمد اظہر ان کے لئے دردِ سر ہو گئے۔
    آئے دن وہ انہیں یاد دلاتے کہ مہنگائی بڑھ رہی ہے اور برباد کر دی گئی
    پولیس مجرموں کی بجائے معصوم شہریوں کا تعاقب کرتی ہے۔ میاں صاحب مگر کچھ
    اور مشاغل میں مگن تھے۔ وقتی مصلحت میں اقتدار اور سیاست کی حرکیات کو
    نظر انداز کر دینے والے ان کے سرپرست جنرل اسلم بیگ، جنرل حمید گل اور
    غلام اسحاق خان ٹک ٹک دیدم، دم نہ کشیدم کی تصویر۔ تصویر نے مصور سے
    بغاوت کر دی تھی۔ تخلیق اب خالق کا منہ چڑاتی تھی۔ تقدیر کند خندہ
    تو آں قاتل کہ از بہر تماشا خونِ من ریزی… ناتمام…ہارون الرشید
    http://search.jang.com.pk/details.asp?nid=505600
    Reply

    Yasin
    November 3, 2011 at 11:02 am
    It is a known fact that Mr Haqqani worked as a paid advisor for IJI,
    the same IJI which was provided millions of rupees by the ISI to
    defame and defeat Benazir Bhutto and PPP. Much of that illegal money
    was provided in order to manage the media campaign (read smear
    campaign) against BB. Link it with Sheikh Rashid Ahmed’s recent
    revelation about Mr Haqqani’s role in the BB’s letter forgery, and
    that will give us the whole picture.
    Will the blind disciples of Mr Haqqani care to read, and reflect?
    http://criticalppp.com/archives/1356
    Reply

    Yasin
    November 3, 2011 at 11:02 am
    BB was a very generous and kind hearted lady. There is no argument
    about that. Her comments about Mr Haqqani represent the same kindness
    which was a part and parcel of BB’s character.
    Do you suggest that Mr Haqqani did not have any role in BB’s
    defamation, or that he never approached Musharraf to become a minister
    in his cabinet, or that he was never paid money from the ISI’s illegal
    payments to IJI, or that he was a naive young student during all those
    years?
    Mr Haqqani is a man of dubious credentials; commitment and loyalty
    seem to be lacking in his character. In the words of Ardershir
    Cowasjee, Mr Haqqani is a ‘weaver of lies, the most prominent weaver
    and damage-doer in Pakistan’s history‘.
    http://www.dawn.com/weekly/cowas/990629.htm
    Reply

    Rahat Ali Changezi
    November 3, 2011 at 11:04 am
    Comments on Husain Haqqani and Balochistan From an LUBP article:
    Hoss says:
    July 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    First I don’t think there are liberals in Pakistan. The name mentioned
    Raza Rumi, Marvi sarmad and few others are not liberal by any means.
    Marvi is a PPP supporter, Raza Rumi has no clue about any thing. He is
    primarily a meaty mouthy writer with half baked ideas and probably
    does not even understand what liberalism is all about. Most of these
    guys just follow Hussain Haqqani who is nothing more than a rank
    opportunist. A recent article in a US paper, a baloch writer, exposed
    Hussain Haqqani, and I agree with what he wrote about him. Will try to
    post the link too. I read somewhere that most of the Pakistani
    liberals are primarily left of the center in good times and right of
    the center in bad times. There is no chance of true liberal emerging
    from a predominantly feudal society where most of the middle class so
    called liberals, profess liberalism to become acceptable to the elite.
    Even the secularists from the smaller provinces are secular in
    reaction to state’s commitment to religion and the use of religion to
    suppress political rights of the people of the smaller provinces. They
    hardly believe in human rights and are as against the women rights as
    an fundamentalist rightwing can be.
    We have a thoroughly confused society and there is no magic wand to
    fix that. This confusion helps the establishment to manipulate
    different groups for maintaining its control over the state.
    With apologies to the writer, I don’t think there is even a single
    soul in the Ppp that can be called liberal in any sense. Liberals
    stand for change, and none in the ppp likes the change.
    Ali Arqam says:
    July 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Kudos, Hoss Sain!
    You nailed it, The article you are mentioning was by Masti Khan, I
    think, who exposes HH for writing a letter to Carnegie Endowment to
    stop a gathering of Baloch secularists.
    Though HH has denied writing such letter but Masti Khan sticks to what
    he has written.
    Ayesha S wrote an obituary when democrat HH turned to a diplomat HH,
    and criticised him for using his intellect and skills advocating the
    military in United States.
    But everything is right under the tag of “Pragmatism” and “Practicality”.
    Hoss says:
    July 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    Actually Ali I had discussion with Ayesha when she was in DC on HH and
    his continuously changing loyalties. I think at heart he is still a
    gun touting jamaatia that he was in Karachi.
    Ali Arqam says:
    July 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Though a columnist friend commented that Ayesha S is harsh on HH, but
    when I watched his recent session at Carnegie Endowment, I was shocked
    after listening him repeating the same arguments in defense of
    military on post Bin Laden developments, as spinned by the pro
    military writer Ejaz Haider and others like him.
    http://criticalppp.com/archives/53901
    Reply

    Waris Jatoi
    November 3, 2011 at 11:08 am
    Is it a coincidence that the 50 rupee note with Hussain Haqqani’s
    picture is signed by Ghulam Ishaq Khan.
    Does anyone remember Hussain Haqqani’s famous interview in which he
    candidly admitted: “I was always with the President”????
    Reply

    Samad
    November 3, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Slanderous post.

  22. Deconstructing Husain Haqqani – by Aamir Mughal and Sarah Khan
    http://criticalppp.com/archives/4491

  23. mustikhan Ahmar Mustikhan
    @husainhaqqani Hero of Democracy the world salutes you

    mustikhan Ahmar Mustikhan
    V had no grudge against @husainhaqqani our war is against the Taliban in uniform called Afwaj-i-Pakistan so Baloch cud be free from tyranny

  24. MalikSirajAkbar Malik Siraj Akbar
    @
    @HaniBaloch @StateDept who knows? Tomorrow these #Baloch guys may tweet @BarackObama and ask for attention on #Balochistan
    16 Jan Favorite Retweet Reply

    ArchenBaloch Archen Baloch
    @
    @MalikSirajAkbar Do u think we Baloch R emotional? not grown up? but as a grown up Y U did not ask #AskState for help? @Chiltan @HaniBaloch

    Chiltan salma jafar
    @
    @MalikSirajAkbar but here the statement has also been widely criticized for being impotent and an eye wash @HaniBaloch
    16 Jan

    MalikSirajAkbar Malik Siraj Akbar
    @
    @Chiltan @HaniBaloch criticized by who?
    16 Jan

    @ArchenBaloch
    Archen Baloch
    @MalikSirajAkbar Do u think we Baloch R emotional? not grown up? but as a grown up Y U did not ask #AskState for help? @Chiltan @HaniBaloch
    16 Jan via web
    Favorite Retweet Reply
    replies ↓

    MalikSirajAkbar Malik Siraj Akbar
    @
    @ArchenBaloch @Chiltan @HaniBaloch that is what is meant with emotionalism

    Chiltan salma jafar
    @
    @MalikSirajAkbar by many of my Baloch friends not on twitter @HaniBaloch
    16 Jan

    MalikSirajAkbar Malik Siraj Akbar
    @
    @Chiltan @HaniBaloch they will learn as they grow up with the time. Emotionalism is the biggest weakness of the #Baloch movement
    16 Jan
    in reply to ↑

    @ArchenBaloch
    Archen Baloch
    @MalikSirajAkbar Do u think we Baloch R emotional? not grown up? but as a grown up Y U did not ask #AskState for help? @Chiltan @HaniBaloch

  25. Chiltan salma jafar
    good night friends…not that I trust them but we did our best
    6 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState and the govt will tell you about its economic package for balochistan trust me this is no more an economic issue
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    @DilliDurAst I am not a Baloch so trust me this is purely a human rights issue not just about nationalism @brranzz @mirsohaib
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState Stop it if you can or else don’t brag about human rights in the world Balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState Pakistan has not committed to the treaty of enforced disappearances? Why? the situation in Balochistan explains why?
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState Pakistan is internationally obliged as it has committed to UDHR, Charter of Human rights, treaty of torcher etc
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState What is your role in the comity of states if you cannot intervene on these very grave Rights Violations in Balochistan?
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState And you are silent on these atrocities in Balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState Only in balochistan people are picked, they go missing, & after months or years their mutilated dead bodies are found on rad sides
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState Have you seen kill and dump without trail without investigation in any place in the world; well it happens in balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState Please Help the downtrodden, the women. the children, the girls, of balochsitan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState Should we believe that violations of fundamental human rights, right to life, right to liberty in Balochistan is not your concern
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState you champion democracy and human rights why are you silent on balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState we ask you on behalf of the poorest of the poor of balochistan what have you done to stop the violations of Human Rights
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState The political govt has openly admitted it does not have the power to control the situation in Balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState Where are Human rights? Where is Social Justice? Where is freedom of Speech? Where is rule of Law? none in Balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState The richest province in pakistan has most dismal social indicators.People of balochistan have bin cornered ¬ left with a choice
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState Firstly the people of Balochistan for 60 plus years faced economic and social injustice and now political injustice
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState we want justice for these people, who have always faced injustice Balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState UN, US State dept, intl human rights&humanitarian organizations only pay lip service 2 the violation of human right in balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState in 2012 in 6 days 8 extra judicail killing have taken place. killed and mutilated bodies dumped on road sides Balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState the conflict affected IDPs are in most miserable conditions the govt hasn’t given them IDP status Balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState the conflict affected IDPs of Balochistan have not been given humanitarian assistance
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState because of conflict children cant go to school balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState because of the conflict children, mothers are dying …highest infant and maternal mortality rates in #balochistan
    5 Jan

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState all forms of Human Rights Violations are taking place in #balochistan
    5 Jan
    »

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState No access to a fair trail, not a single investigation made in any of these extrajudical killing in balochistan
    5 Jan Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

    Chiltan salma jafar
    #AskState 350 extrajudically killed since mid 2010 in #Balochistan
    5 Jan

  26. Malik Siraj Akbar continues with his qasida of Husain Haqqani:

    Why didn’t the PPP or liberals like Sherry Rehaman and Raza Rabbani have a problem when sixteen American scholars signed a letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton seeking a fair trail for Husain Haqqani? A that point, we were told, Americans were the true friends and defenders of democracy because they were not raising voice for a Baloch activist but for a member of Pakistan’s liberal elite club. Nobody complained that Pakistan’s sovereignty was violated when Ambassador Haqqani was released on American pressure. Why should the Islamic Republic’s sovereignty be threatened now when pressure is being exerted in the right direction to stop human rights violations in Balochistan?

    The PPP still owes a logical justification to the Baloch people for the brutalities its founding father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, committed in 1970s. The Balochs have neither forgotten nor forgiven the PPP for removing the popular provincial government of National Awami Party (NAP) and then sanctioning a deadly operation against the Baloch. Today, the bulk of PPP leadership has voluntarily become a tool in the hands of the Pakistani army. Ambassador Rehman has overdone herself in terms of pleasing the army considering the tragic exit of her predecessor Mr. Hussain Haqqani.

    One thing is clear: Sherry Rehman is not Hussain Haqqani nor does she have his charisma and extensive network of friends and contacts in Washington DC. While siding with the camp of a military which carries out atrocities against unarmed civilians in Balochistan, she is inviting trouble and tough questions for herself in America’s think-tanks, media and all platforms where she will be invited to speak in the future. With limited experience of diplomacy, Ms. Rehman is almost committing diplomatic suicide in the West where no compromise is made on the issue of human rights. Rhetorical terms like ‘national honor’, ‘sovereignty’ or ‘internal matter’ only sound good as long as one is interacting with a Pakistani general or speaking on a private news channel of the country. In the west, the civilized world does not, as it must not, surrender before oppressors by just calling it as an internal issue of one country.

    http://gmcmissing.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/is-the-ppp-a-friend-or-a-foe-of-the-baloch/

  27. From Twitter:

    Dear author, Shia Genocide in Balochistan is not Hazara specific. Hundreds of non-Hazara Shias have been killed in Balochistan in the last several years. Further, ASWJ-SSP is a Jihadi-Deobandi, not Sunni group. We don’t help Pakistan’s Shias when we reduce their genocide to ethnic or sectarian violence or when we describe SSP-ASWJ as a Sunni group. Those who claim that Shia Hazaras are being killed due to their race must also reveal which race is killing them.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/malik-siraj-akbar/in-pakistan-hazara-punished_b_1394135.html

  28. I think that what you typed made a bunch of
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    mean Qasida-e-Husain-Haqqani – by Malik Siraj
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  29. What’s up everybody, here every person is sharing these familiarity, thus it’s nice to read this web site, and I used to pay a quick
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  32. The best description of Hussain Haqqani is in “The Scriptwriter” written by “Adeerus Ghayan” How he sold his soul to the Americans over one phone call accurately describes him and his elitist society.

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