آج پاک دھرتی کا ماتھا اپنے فرزندوں کے لہو سے داغدار ہے
سانحہ خانپور، گرفتار مبینہ دہشتگرد ماسٹر نواز کو پولیس نے 19 جنوری کو سکول جاتے ہوئے گرفتار کیا، ورثاء
اسلام ٹائمز:رحیم یار خان میں پریس کانفرنس سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے ماسٹر نواز کے بھائیوں نے کہا کہ چھ سال قبل بھی دہشتگردی کے الزام میں نواز کو گرفتار کیا گیا تھا تاہم عدالت نے جرم ثابت نہ ہونے پر باعزت بری کیا تھا۔
Source: The News March 21, 2012
After the article on social media was printed, a reader asked: Why did the Maya Khan issue result in action but not the Kohistan and Mastung killings, despite social media crying hoarse about them? Why, indeed?
We protest the horrible civilian killings by a US soldier in Afghanistan and continue to follow the news: what will the US government charge him with, how will the case unfold, etc. So when dozens of equally innocent people get killed in Kohistan and Mastung, why is there no concrete action?
Balochistan’s leading Shia scholar Allama Maqsood Domki Baloch has condemned the ongoing genocide of the Balochs by Pakistan army and its various agencies. Expressing unity with the Baloch nation, Allama Domki said that Pakistani State cannot expect to have a meaningful dialogue with the Baloch while at the same time pursing Pakistan army’s kill and dump policy. Allama Domki declared Rehman Malik as a dubious
Source: The Dardistan Times
Are Ismailis of Gilgit-Baltistan contriving for their own State in Pakistan?
A Karachi based Islamist tabloid ‘Daily Ummat’— through one of its most dishonest reports— has squarely levelled the residents of Gilgit-Baltistanwith some serious blows of allegations that, if unattended, would bump the genuine efforts to relinquish the terror factor in the region. The news
Dozens of Pakistanis and Americans of Pakistani origin rallied in New York outside the headquarters of the United Nations to protest the ongoing genocide of Shia Muslims by Pakistan army-backed Jihadi-sectarian militants.
Chanting slogans such as “Stop Shia Genocide”, “Down with Taliban”, “Down with Saudi Arabia”, “Down with Sipah-e-Sahaba”, “Down with ISI”, “Down with Media Silence”, the protesters demanded the United Nations
This is a belated post on prominent Pakistani film and drama-maker Shoaib Mansoor’s latest film Bol which was released in June 2011. Bol [translated as Speak] promotes adverse stereotypes about Pakistan’s most target killed and persecuted faith group, Shia Muslims. Thousands of Shia Muslims have been killed in Pakistan by Jihadi-sectarian terrorists (Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, Taliban and other groups) in the last few years. In the last six months (Sep 2011 to Feb 2012), more than 240 Shia Muslims have been target
It is a known fact that top generals in GHQ (Pakistan army headquarters) are the benfactors of Jihadi-sectarian militants (ASWJ, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Taliban etc), who have killed not only Shias but also Sunni Barelvis, Ahmadis, Pashtuns and other groups.
Mufti Jafar Hussain’s agitation in 1980 (in the shape of surrounding of Islamabad secratariat for three days at the height of General Zia’s tyranny) was to stop an action – imposition of the Salafi-Deobandi ideology on Pakistan including on Shia Muslims. That incident in history is a great example of how communities
Pakistan’s Nawaiwaqt Media Group is long known for its affiliation with the right-wing, particularly with PML-N. Its two main newspapers (Nawaiwaqt – Urdu and The Nation – English) and TV channel (Waqt News) are known for routinely publishing pro-Jihadi, pro-army, anti-democracy and anti-West propaganda on behalf of the ISI.
Several of Nawaiwaqt’s present and former editors, particularly Majid Nizami, Dr. Shirin Mazari and Saleem Bokhari are known loyalists of Pakistan army.
In the following lecture (in Urdu), Pakistan’s Shia scholar Allama Jawad Naqvi identifies the following actors as responsible for the ongoing, systematic Shia killing in Pakistan.
At least 71 Shia Muslims were martyred in terrorist attacks by extremist Deobandi outfits (SSP-ASWJ and Taliban) in all over Pakistan during the month of February 2012.
Shia Muslims consider it is genocide what they are currently facing in Pakistan. No concrete action has so far been taken against the terrorists by Pakistan government, army and judiciary.
Sindh: Three Shias were martyred in Karachi. They were identified as: Asif on February 9, Qari Sadaqat on February 15 and Kazim Ali on February 16. Jafar was injured on February 1, Takhleeq Haider wounded on February 10
A Superintendent of Prisons, the highest ranking officer in the prisons system, having affiliations with a banned Islamic group, has burnt two places of prayer (mosques) and a church inside the jail premises in a hate move against the religious minorities.
Mr. Tariq Mehmood Khan, the Superintendent of Central Prison of Faisalabad, Punjab province, who has never attempted to hide his affiliation with a banned terrorist organization, the Anjuman-e-Sipah-e-Sahaba, is now cleansing the biggest prison of the district of members from religious minority sects.
Related post: What role did Pakistan’s Shias play against Ahmadis?
In his recent article in ET, Pervez Hoodbhoy talks about Shia and Ahmadi persecution in Pakistan.
I don’t agree entirely with the article and differ with many of Hoodbhoy’s hypotheses:
1. That Shias are now a ‘minority’ implies this is now a Shia-Sunni conflict. It is not. It is extremist Deobandis attacking Shias.
2. His statement that “Shias had joined Sunnis … to declare Ahmadis non-Muslim” is incorrect and unsupported by any facts, e.g. names of Shia groups or ulama who thus “joined.”
In 2008, three days after my uncle took charge as the principal of Elementary College Jamrud, he informed my father about a warning letter sent by a local Taliban official. The letter warned my uncle that they would kill him unless he left Jamrud immediately. Not one to fear death and abandon his responsibilities, he stayed on. However, the warning was taken seriously and he duly informed the administration, including the political agents of Jamrud.