Archive for October, 2011

October 31, 2011

I seek justice: An open letter to Chairman Imran Khan – by Laibaah

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پاکستان تحریک انصاف کے چئیرمین جناب عمران خان کے نام ایک کھلا خط

میں انصاف کی طالب ہوں

جناب عمران خان صاحب
سب سے پہلے میں پاکستانی قوم کے لیے آپ کی نمایاں خدمات پر آپ کو تہ دل سے ہدیہ تحسین پیش کرتی ہوں. کرکٹ کا عالمی ورلڈ کپ ، شوکت خانم ہسپتال اور میانوالی میں ٹیکنیکل کالج آپ کے ایسے کارنامے ہیں جن میں پاکستانی قوم نے آپ کی بڑھ چڑھ کر امداد کی اور آپ نے ایمانداری سے اس امداد کا حق ادا کیا.

لیکن میرے اس خط کا موضوع آپ کی سیاست سے متعلق ایک امر ہے جس کا تعلق میری ذات سے تو نہیں لیکن پاکستان کے مجبور، مظلوم لوگ ضرور ایک معاملے میں آپ کی توجہ کے مستحق ہیں.

لاہور، اسلام آباد اور پشاور میں اپنے مختلف جلسوں اور تقاریر میں آپ بار بار ایک لفظ استعمال کرتے ہیں چینج یعنی تبدیلی –

پاکستان کے مظلوم مذہبی اور قومی اقلیتی گروہوں کی جانب سے میں پوچھنا چاہتی ہوں

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October 29, 2011

Ajmeer Shah, you will not be mourned – by Laibaah

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You will not be mourned.

Right wingers hate you because of your operations against the soldiers of Islam, the TTP, LeJ, SSP etc.

Urban liberal elites (aka fake liberals) do not consider you worthy of much attention because you are neither urban nor elite. Of course, you are neither a Punjabi, nor an Urdu speaking. You are only a demented Pashtun whose only utility is to serve as a willing partner and tool of the Deep State. You chose a different path and

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October 27, 2011

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

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Related post: Qasida-e-Husain-Haqqani – by Malik Siraj Akbar

We are cross-posting this interesting post by Baloch Hal editor Malik Siraj Akbar in which he “humbly and respectfully thanks the government of the United States of America” for granting him asylum in a country where in his own words he is sure he will not be judged “by the color of… skin but the content of … character.”

Malik Siraj AKbar is commonly known to have the following peculiar features:

1. Siraj belongs to the Najam Sethi lobby of the non-Baloch “champions” of the

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October 23, 2011

Sawal Hai Pakistan Ka – Special program on Hazara Shia target killing

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Hazara Shia Target Killing: Sawal Hai Pakistan Ka – 22nd oct 2011 Aaj News

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October 22, 2011

To Ali Dayan: You could have named me, dude!

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Here is how Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch refers to and condemns me in his interview with Global Observatory. You could have named me, dude!

Interview with Ali Dayan Hasan, Pakistan Director, Human Rights Watch
October 20, 2011 http://www.theglobalobservatory.org/interviews/135-interview-with-ali-dayan-hasan-pakistan-director-human-rights-watch.html

Interestingly, Ali Dayan is all praise for social media in Arab Middle East but is a bit concerned about its misuse in Pakistan.

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AW: Moving on to a different type of media, what role do you see

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October 22, 2011

Abdul Khaliq Hazara and the ethnic cleansing narrative – by Marya Mushtaq

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Related posts: List of non-Hazara Shia Muslims killed by SSP-LeJ-Taliban in Balochistan – by Marya Mushtaq

Is it Hazara genocide or Shia genocide? – by Musa Changezi

ISI-sponsored Shia genocide in Pakistan or Sunni-Shia sectarian violence?

Blood of Shia Muslims flows freely in Pakistan – by Amir Mir

Intellectual dishonesty in misrepresenting Shia massacres in Pakistan

The aim of this post is to introduce Abdul Khaliq Hazara, leader of Hazara Democratic Party – a pseudo-secular ethnic party through which ISI operates among the Hazara-Shias of Quetta.

He is the same individual who recently gave an infamous interview to Ejaz Haider (now more befittingly known on twitter as Ejaz Haider Jhangvi) in which he had labeled the people he claims to represent as Iranian agents. In Abdul Khaliq Hazara ‘s words, Hazara Shias:

“play in the hands of Iran, our religious leaders … Funds come from Iran through their

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October 20, 2011

What was the founder of Pakistan’s vision for minorities? – by Haider Karrar

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Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan with Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan said while giving an interview to the ‘APA Representative in Bombay on November 8, 1945’:

“Minorities can rest assured that their rights will be protected. No civilized Government can be run successfully without giving minorities a complete sense of security and confidence. They must be made to feel that they have a hand in Government and to do this they must have adequate representation in it. Pakistan will give this”

Unfortunately, today’s Pakistan is quite opposite to the country visioned by Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Minorities especially Shia Muslims , Ahmadi Muslims , Hindus , Sikhs & Christians are treated with prejudice and violence.

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October 19, 2011

Did someone say “Dr General-CMLA Ziaul Haq” too? — by Abbas Zaidi

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When General Zia was awarded an LLD, there were no dissenting voices other than those of a few Punjab University professors. Most of them were sacked, and many of them were removed from department chairmanship

Ninety-nine percent of Pakistani (electronic and print) media (Urdu as well as English) is right wing, and 100 percent of it has run amok in fury over an honorary doctorate awarded to Interior Minister Rehman Malik by Governor Sindh Ishratul Ebad Khan. A newspaper editorialised its anger thus: “The huge smile on ‘Dr’ Malik’s face as he accepted his degree reaffirms his own sense of surety that all that he is doing is right.” A columnist wrote in

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October 18, 2011

Punjab government’s unfair restrictions on PTI’s political activities – by Laibaah

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While I am no supporter of Imran Khan’s PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf), I consider it every political party’s right to organize political campaign and jalsas (public meetings).

Apparently, PML-N’s government in Punjab (led by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif) is deeply worried because of a potent possibility that PTI might slash significant right wing urban votes from PML-N in the forthcoming elections in 2013. Therefore, the Punjab government is resorting to unfair tactics to deprive PTI of its legitimate right of political activities and public meetings.

A recent example is how Shahbaz Sharif deemed it fit to impose certain conditions on the PTI’s forthcoming jalsa (30 October, Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore) which are out-rightly unfair and ridiculous. One of such conditions bars

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October 17, 2011

Maleeha Lodhi and her services to the Deep State

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Related posts: LUBP Archive on Maleeha Lodhi

Dr. Maleeha Lodhi became the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, from 1994–1997 and then during 1999-2002. Because of deep trust in her loyalty by the Deep State, she was allowed to work as an Ambassador to the US by such diverse heads of the state as PM Benazir Bhutto, PM Nawaz Sharif and General Musharraf. She is currently a special adviser to the Jang Group/Geo, a position she shares with another key asset, Najam Sethi.

Here are some quick excerpts from various resources put together to highlight Dr. Lohdi’s vital services to the deep state.

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The United States has long debated how hard it can push Pakistan to attack militant strongholds in the

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October 17, 2011

I want the Baloch to get back the true Meaning of Life! Do you? – by Salma Jafar

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A topic so close to my heart that it’s hard to write on, but on Laibaah’s request here is a take on the issue of Balochistan and in particular the issue of missing persons which is the core of the problem.

The issue of Baloch missing person remains unresolved by the democratic government even after nearly 4 years. Whilst every other day is a shocking mutilated-bullet-riddled-body found of a missing person; but this was not enough. Now the relatives of missing persons are reporting from their protest camp in Quetta that they are receiving threats to call off the strike. The Human Rights organizations and civil society in Pakistan ( apparently on a holiday) need to wake up to the violation of human liberty to protest, to seek justice and to raise voice. These threats cannot deter the Baloch from asking for their rights but curtailing the right to protest under a democratic regime makes this democracy highly dubious and

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October 16, 2011

Aman ki Asha and Pakistan military agencies – by Ankur Desai

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Many of us in India and Pakistan clearly remember how in 1999 the Pakistan-India peace dialogue between Nawaz Sharif and Atal Bihari Vajpayee was undermined by the then Pakistan army chief General Pervez Musharraf through his Kargil misadventures. We also remember that while Indian Prime Minister was being accorded a red carpet welcome in Lahore, Pakistan army was busy in sending

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October 15, 2011

Deafening Silence on Minorities’ Massacres in Pakistan – by Haider Karrar

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In a speech to the New Delhi press club on July 14, 1947, the founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah said:

“Minorities, to whichever community they may belong, will be safeguarded. Their religion, faith or belief will be secure. There will be no interference of any kind with their freedom of worship. They will have their protection with regard to their religion, faith, their life and their culture. They will be, in all respects, the citizens of Pakistan without any distinction of caste and creed”

Mr. Jinnah forcefully defended the rights of the minorities to be protected and have their belief respected.

In today’s Pakistan we have forgotten the basis on which the new state of Pakistan was founded. Religious

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October 14, 2011

AHRC report on Balochistan is a slap on the face of Pakistan army and its apologists – by Laibaah

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Asian Human Rights Commission has issued a comprehensive statement on the state of Baloch genocide in Pakistan which is currently being carried out by Pakistan army, its various sub-organizations and agencies (FC, ISI, MI etc) as well as jihadi proxy organizations (LeJ, SSP, Jundullah, TTP etc).

In short, Pakistan army has extra-judicially killed more than 200 disappeared persons in Balochistan between August 2010 and October 2011. The federal and provincial governments have played an ugly role in the entire episode acting as either mere spectators or worse, as enablers of such illegal killings by repeating and reinforcing the

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October 13, 2011

Virtual activism with bias – by Tatom2k

by Mureed Bizenjo

Karachi Violence

In recent weeks there have been numerous Human Rights violation reports in Balochistan Province against the nationalists and alleged insurgents, whose mutilated bodies were being found in different parts of province. Even after the release these reports these unfortunate events are still coming. In the mean time a massive wave of violence was observed in Karachi, where more than 300 people died in few weeks, dozens of bodies separated with head were found. Majority of those died belonged to Muhajir community especially from Orangi Town of Karachi, at the same time there were also unfortunate killings of other ethnicities like Punjabis, Pashtuns and Baloch.

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October 13, 2011

Riaz Malik Hajjaji Leaks: Pakistan’s Islamopatriot Alliance (PIA)

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Dear readers,

Welcome to my leaks. Yes, I leak….. good information.

Recently, I intercepted this sketch (made by Syed Ali Asghar Rafzi Sabai Irani) that was being circulated by the anti-Taliban liberal fascists!

It is a sketch of human rights activist Wali Jayan, Muslim rights activist Falak Miswaak and their true leaders and supporters, the generals and the judges who have saved Pakistan.

While liberal fascists were trying to malign these Islamopatriots and were trying to subscribe a sinister

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October 13, 2011

On the judges-generals NRO – by Laibaah

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Related posts: On General Musharraf’s betrayal by General Kayani – by pejamistri

PML-N’s NRO with Musharraf and secret meetings with General Kayani

Critical analysts of Pakistani politics have always insisted that the restoration of CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry and his colleagues such as Khalil Ramday, Khawaja Sharif etc in 2009 was not possible without judges’ NRO (agreement) with Pakistan Army.

The army-judiciary NRO included the following clauses:

  1. Judges will not pursue the missing persons case (i.e., those illegally abducted by Pakistan’s ISI, MI etc);
  2. Judges will not intervene in Pakistan army’s kill & dump policy of the Baloch nationalists;
  3. Judges will take no action against the LeJ-SSP-TTP sectarian killers backed by the ISI who are routinely killing Shia Muslims, Ahmadi Muslims, Barelvi Muslims
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October 12, 2011

No justice for Shia Muslims in Supreme Court’s Karachi verdict — by Abbas Zaidi

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Supreme Court’s Karachi verdict —Abbas Zaidi

Justice should be available to all whether they are Shia, Sunni, or others. You cannot hope for peace while you do not even make a feeble reference to murderers, assassins, and criminals of the highest order

No individual, party, or group (excepting Jamaat-e-Islami) has tried to read deeper into the Supreme Court’s verdict on Karachi’s law and order problem. It seems politically correct to shower praise on the verdict and express the desire to

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October 10, 2011

An interview with Subedara Bibi, a brave Toori mother who sacrificed three sons in war with Haqqani Taliban & LeJ

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جس قوم و ملت کی ایسی مائیں ہوں کہ جو اپنے پانچ بیٹوں میں سے تین بیٹے راہ حق میں فدا کرنے کے بعد بھی اس خواہش کا اظہار کریں کہ کاش میرے پانچ بیٹے ہی کربلا والوں کی راہ میں شہید ہو جاتے، جس قوم کی ماؤں کا ایسا جذبہ ہو اس قوم کو اسلام اور پاکستان دشمن، طالبان دہشتگرد کھبی بھی شکست نہیں دے سکتے۔

اس عظیم بیوہ خاتون کا نام بی بی صوبیدارہ ہے، جنکی تاریخ پیدائش شناختی کارڈ کے مطابق 1944ء درج ہے۔ ان کے شوہر کا نام لعل جان مرحوم ہے، ایک بیٹی کے علاوہ پانچ بیٹے غلام حیدر، نور حیدر، نور حسین، گل حسین اور گلاب حسین ہیں جن میں سے ایک بیٹی کے علاوہ گل حسین اور گلاب حسین، یعنی تین اولادیں حیات ہیں جبکہ تین بیٹے غلام حیدر، نور حیدر اور نور حسین راہ حق میں جام شہادت نوش کر کے زندہ و جاوید بن چکے ہیں۔ شہداء کی ماں نے بتایا کہ جب بھی میرے شہید بیٹے کا جنازہ آتا تو میں رونے کی بجائے انہیں سلامی دے کر مبارک باد دیتی اور پھر ذکر سیدالشہداء ع و ماتم کرتی اور انکے کڑیل جوان علی اکبر ع کی یاد میں خوب گریہ کرتی۔

پاراچنار کرم ایجنسی کے اہل تشیع طوری اور بنگش قبائل نے یوں تو قیام پاکستان سے لے کر استحکام پاکستان تک پاک افغان سرحد پر رہائش پذیر ہونے کی وجہ سے نہ صرف پاکستان اور اسلام دشمن دہشتگرد عناصر، لشکر جھنگوی، سپاہ صحابہ اور طالبان کی جارحیت اور لشکرکشیوں سے

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October 9, 2011

Banned Sipah-e-Sahaba (LeJ) rally near Pakistan’s ISI headquarters

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The rally by Ahle Sunnat wal Jama’at (Sipah-e-Sahaba/LeJ) on Thursday brought activities in and around Aabpara to a halt. PHOTO: Express Tribune

By Saeed Shah
Source: The Kansas City Star

ISLAMABAD — A large crowd of Islamic militants rallied this week in the heart of Islamabad to voice support for Pakistan’s army and to condemn the United States in another sign of a growing tide of extremism sweeping the country.

The Thursday rally by Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, a violent group considered close to al Qaida that has been banned by Pakistani authorities, was followed Friday by protests in several Pakistani cities against the death sentence handed down a week ago to an extremist who earlier this year gunned down a senior Pakistani official whom he’d accused of blasphemy.

The new evidence of rising Islamic extremism comes as the

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