Monday, January 22, 2018

Takfiri Calamity: Sialvi, Rizvi, Jalali, Ashrafi & Mashhadi

Let me be very clear , forget China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) or anything else if Pakistan is retaining and accommodating its Strategic Assets to use them as a Foreign Policy tool (resulted in disaster after 12 October 1999 and caused the deaths of at least 70, 000 Pakistanis that include Army/Police Officers/Soldiers) or use it domestically to fix or engineer the future politics of Pakistan. If any genius is thinking that by using them domestically you would solve the problem of Religious Extremism and Terrorism by using this new Jargon "Mainstreaming" then you are not only sadly mistaken but taking aim at your own feet because Mullahs would encroach a yard if you surrender an inch. A culturally diverse country like Pakistan cannot afford a State Narrative overloaded with Religion and Ideology because if you use religion then always remember that it would not be a Bureaucrat, a General or a Non Mullah politician who would be  interpreting the Religious Narrative (read Objectives Resolution & Ideology of Pakistan) but the Mullahs and Jihadis and Mullahs are Sectarian in nature , do I have to explain here that what would be the result in the streets across Pakistan if the State surrenders its writ or prerogative to Mullahs! It has become a norm for every Tom, Dick and Harry in Pakistan to stage a sit-in and held its Capital hostage for days or any other major city whenever anyone feels like it and create misery for the common citizens of Pakistan, nobody is denying the right of assembly, protest and freedom of expression but here too the State has a very selective attitude that it accommodates all those Sectarian Hate Mongers who brazenly, blatantly, shamelessly preach hate and apostatize anyone who differ with them and media give them 24/7 Non-stop coverage thereby causing Anarchy, Chaos, Polarization across the country, and then we ask innocently why Pakistan is hated across the world? What signal we as a Nuclear State, are sending across the globe by accommodating these Sectarian, Jihadi, Terrorist War Mongers? What signal we are sending to those who we think will invest in Pakistan? Wake-up or be prepared for a Yugoslavia like situation Pakistan. 

 LAHORE: Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi on Saturday set yet another deadline for the government, this time for enforcing “Shariah” within seven days or risk protests in every nook and corner of the country. Addressing a Khatm-i-Nabuwat Conference in the city, the third protest rally of its kind in the last two months, the octogenarian Pir from Sial Sharif warned if the government failed to meet the deadline, Aashqan-i-Rasool [those in love with the Holy Prophet (PBUH)] would protest in every street in the country, and it won’t stop. Earlier two protests were held at Faisalabad and Gujranwala. The Pir also supported the “jail bharo (fill the jails)” movement announced by the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allaha, starting from Jan 27, during which the TLYR claimed 100 workers of the party would court arrests daily till all jails in the province were filled. The conference was attended by the workers the TLYR, the Sunni Ittehad Council, the Sunni Tehreek and other ulema and Mushaikh. The protest had originally started with a single demand of resignation by Law Minister Rana Sanaullah for his controversial remarks in a TV programme. But, on Saturday, Pir Sialvi just demanded implementation of Shariah laws in the country in seven days. For Rana Sanaullah, the Pir advised him to recite “kalima” again and renew his faith – otherwise, he said the law minister could not be considered a Muslim. Reference: Sialvi demands Shariah in seven days (Dawn January 21, 2018) The US gave money to a Pakistani Muslim group that organised anti-Taliban rallies, but which later demonstrated in support of an extremist who killed a leading liberal politician, the US Embassy in Pakistan said Wednesday. US government website shows that the group, the Sunni Ittehad Council, received $36,607 from Washington in 2009. A US diplomat said that the embassy had given money to the group to organise the rallies, but that it had since changed direction and leadership. He said it was a one-off grant, and wouldn't be repeated. He didn't give his name because he wasn't authorised to speak about the issue on the record. The grant was first reported by the Council of Foreign Relations on its website. The Ittehad council was formed in 2009 to counter extremism. It groups politicians and clerics from Pakistan's traditionalist Barelvi Muslim movement, often referred to as theological moderates in the Pakistani context. Reference: US aided Pakistan group which supported extremists (Dawn/AP January 11, 2012) ST (Sunni Tehrik - Sunni Movement) 9. (S) ST is a small religious/political group with a presence in small pockets of Karachi. The group has only managed to win a handful of council seats in local elections but militarily it is disproportionably powerful because of the influx of MQM-H gunmen after the government crack-down on MQM-H (see above). ST has organized the party and its gunmen along the lines of MQM by dividing its areas of influence into sectors and units, with sector and unit commanders. ST and MQM have allegedly been killing each other's leadership since the April 2006 Nishtar Park bombing that killed most of ST's leadership. ST blames MQM for the attack. There appears to have been a reduction in these targeted killings since 2008. Reference: SINDH - THE GANGS OF KARACHI 2009 April 22, 11:52 (Wednesday)

Lt General (R) Amjad Shoaib on Mainstreaming the Terrorists and other short stories

4. (C) Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad, the imam of Lahore's prominent Badshahi Mosque, told Acting Principal Officer August 7 that he spent four days and nights in Gojra to reconcile the Christian and Muslim communities. During his conversations with Islamic scholars, bishops and "the masses," Maulana Azad related, he stressed that Islam respects other faiths and views the state as the exclusive arbitrator of disputes. He encouraged the local community to donate blood for the injured and food and water to the Christian community, he recounted. 5. (C) Maulana Azad detailed that Sunni Tehreek, an extremist Brelvi organization, triggered the first arson incident that burned about 40 houses in nearby Khorian town. He cautioned that he has refrained from accusing Sunni Tehreek publicly because his Deobandi affiliation might trigger tension between the two sects. He clarified that the August 1 mob emerged from an Ahl-e-Hadith mosque, but the masked, armed arsonists seem to have appeared separately. "We presume they came out of local houses," he surmised. Reference: PROSECUTIONS AND PEACE PROMISED IN STRIFE-TORN VILLAGE 2009 August 10, 10:59 (Monday)

It has become a regular practice in Pakistan that people looked upon for narrative building are the ones responsible for anarchy in the society. The common belief is that the ideology of takfir is limited only to Deobandi and Salafi groups, the Barelvi text is full of fatwas like any other sect. When it comes to the power and domination of their sect, every group has grown the tendencies to apostatize others, which has affected the common masses

Syed Irfan Shah Mashhadi and Calamity of Excommunication

Jinnah said, "I shall watch with keenness the work of your Research Organization in evolving banking practices compatible with Islamic ideals of social and economic life. The economic system of the West has created almost insoluble problems for humanity and to many of us it appears that only a miracle can save it from disaster that is not facing the world. It has failed to do justice between man and man and to eradicate friction from the international field. On the contrary, it was largely responsible for the two world wars in the last half century. The Western world, in spite of its advantages, of mechanization and industrial efficiency is today in a worse mess than ever before in history. The adoption of Western economic theory and practice will not help us in achieving our goal of creating a happy and contended people. We must work our destiny in our own way and present to the world an economic system based on true Islamic concept of equality of manhood and social justice. We will thereby be fulfilling our mission as Muslims and giving to humanity the message of peace which alone can save it and secure the welfare, happiness and prosperity of mankind." Reference: Speech on the occasion of the inauguration of the State Bank of Pakistan at Karachi, 1 July 1948 The Civil & Military Gazette, 2 July 1948 , Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948, Introduction by S.M. Burke, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2000, pp. 230-231 Qureshi, Saleem (ed.), Jinnah, The Founder of Pakistan, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2011, p. 151

Curious Case of Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Orya Maqbool Jan and Excommunication (Part 1)

Jinnah said, "What more can one really expect than to see that this mighty land has now been brought under a rule, which is Islamic, Muslim rule, as a sovereign independent State." Speech in reply to the Welcome Address by the Principal, Staff and Students of Edwardes College, Peshawar, 18 April 1948. Reference:  Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948, Introduction by S.M. Burke, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2000, p. 201 ----- "You are only voicing my sentiments and the sentiments of millions of Musalmans when you say that Pakistan should be based on sure foundations of social justice and Islamic socialism which emphasizes equality and brotherhood of man." Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948, Introduction by S.M. Burke, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2000, p. 166 

Curious Case of Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Orya Maqbool Jan and Excommunication (Part 2)

Jinnah said, "Whatever I have done, I did as a servant of Islam, and only tried to perform my duty and made every possible contribution within my power to help our Nation. . . We Musalmans believe in one God, one Book - the Holy Qur'an - and one Prophet. So we must stand united as one Nation. You know the old saying that in unity lies strength; united we stand, divided we fall." "I am glad that there is full realization on your part that now the position is basically different. It is no longer a foreign Government as it was, but it is now a Muslim Government and Muslim rule that holds the reigns of this great independent sovereign State of Pakistan. It is now the duty of every Musalman, yours and mine, and every Pakistani to see that the State, which we have established, is strengthened . . ." "In the end, I warmly thank you for the wholehearted and unstinted declaration of your pledge and your assurances to support Pakistan, so that it may reach the pinnacle of glories of Islam and become a great and mighty nation among other nations of the world." Reference: Address to the Tribal Jirga at Government House, Peshawar, 17 April 1948 17/4/1948 Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948, Introduction by S.M. Burke, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2000, p. 198

Curious Case of Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Orya Maqbool Jan and Excommunication (Part 3)

Jinnah said, "There can . . . be only one lingua franca, that is, the language for inter-communication between the various provinces of the State, and that language should be Urdu and cannot be any other. The State language, therefore, must obviously be Urdu, a language that has been nurtured by a hundred million Muslims of this sub-continent, a language understood throughout the length and breadth of Pakistan and above all, a language which, more than any other provincial language, embodies the best that is in Islamic culture and Muslim tradition and nearest to the language used in other Islamic countries." Reference: Speech at the Convocation of Dacca University, 24 March 1948 Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948, Introduction by S.M. Burke, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2000, pp. 157-158

Hamid Mir explains Liberal Fascism and Ahle Hadith and Deobandi Scholars

Jinnah said, "Islam has taught us this, and I think you will agree with me that whatever else you may be and whatever you are, you are a Muslim. You belong to a Nation now; you have now carved out a territory, vast territory, it is all yours . . ." Speech at a public gathering at Dacca, 21 March 1948 Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948, Introduction by S.M. Burke, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2000, p. 148 --- “ . . . I have one underlying principle in mind, the principle of Muslim democracy. It is my belief that our salvation lies in following the golden rules of conduct set for us by our great law giver, the Prophet of Islam. Let us lay the foundation of our democracy on the basis of truly Islamic ideals and principles. Our Almighty has taught us that 'our decisions in the affairs of the State shall be guided by discussions and consultations'." Reference: Speech delivered at the Darbar in Sibi, Balochistan, 14 February 1948 Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948, Introduction by S.M. Burke, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2000, p. 111

Hamid Mir explains Liberal Fascism and Barelvi Scholars

Jinnah said, "You have fought many a battle on the farflung battlefields of the globe to rid the world of the Fascist menace and make it safe for democracy. Now you have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice, and the equality of manhood, in your own native soil." Address to the Pakistan Army's Anti-Aircraft Regiment at Malir, Karachi, 2 February 1948 Qureshi, Saleem (ed.), Jinnah, The Founder of Pakistan, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2011, p. 145 --- "Pakistan is the premier Islamic State and the fifth largest in the world. . . The constitution of Pakistan has yet to be framed by the Pakistan Constituent Assembly. I do not know what the ultimate shape of this constitution is going to be, but I am sure that it will be of a democratic type, embodying the essential principles of Islam. Today, they are as applicable in actual life as they were 1,300 years ago. Islam and idealism have taught us democracy. It has taught equality of men, justice and fairplay to everybody. We are the inheritors of these glorious traditions and are fully alive to our responsibilities and obligations as framers of the future constitution of Pakistan. In any case, Pakistan is not going to be a theocratic State - to be ruled by priests with a divine mission." Reference: Radio Broadcast to the People of the United States of America, February 1948 Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948, Introduction by S.M. Burke, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2000, p. 125

How Jinnah, Liaquat Ali Khan, and Pakistan came into being explains Syed Zamir Akhtar Naqvi

Jinnah said, "Islam and its idealism have taught democracy. Islam has taught equality, justice and fairplay to everybody." "The Prophet (PBUH) was a great teacher. He was a great law-giver. He was a great statesman and he was a great Sovereign who ruled. No doubt, there are people who do not quite appreciate when we talk of Islam. . . Islam is not only a set of rituals, traditions and spiritual doctrines. Islam is a code for every Muslim which regulates his life and his conduct in even politics and economics and the like." "Why this feeling of nervousness that the future constitution of Pakistan is going to be in conflict with Shariat Laws? . . . Islamic principles today are as applicable to life as they were 1,300 years ago. " Reference: Address to the Karachi Bar Association, 25 January 1948 Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948, Introduction by S.M. Burke, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2000, pp. 97-98

Last week, I spent hours in my law school’s library going through the debates of the first Constituent Assembly that passed the Objectives Resolution — an event described by the late Liaquat Ali Khan as one second in significance only to achieving independence. The Objectives Resolution was arguably the first official pronouncement in the then newly independent Pakistan that sounded alarm bells for the non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan. Members of non-Muslim minorities, quite poignantly, voiced concerns that members of the later generation might use religion as a basis of discrimination against those belonging to a different faith. If you ever get the chance to read these debates, you should expect yourself to be lost to anyone around you for the next few hours. Words from those pages will keep leaping at your conscience and will raise the question: how and why did we allow this to happen? Pakistan’s history has all the makings of a great tragedy. Sir Zafarullah Khan, a member of the Ahmadi community, supported the Objectives Resolution. Ahmadis till then had not been declared non-Muslims. Ironically enough, during the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, Pakistan had adopted a liberal position on free exercise of religion and had openly countered Saudi Arabia’s rigid views at the United Nations. By 1949, the same country was adopting a resolution carrying the aims and objectives of its future constitution that clearly laid the roadmap for discrimination on the basis of religion. The ones most vulnerable were told to trust Islam the religion; this was in deliberate ignorance of the fact that interpretation of a religion is always a human exercise and injustices perpetrated in the name of religions often have little to do with teachings of those religions. References : A drink with a religion BY WAQQAS MIR FEBRUARY 12, 2012 --- PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS AND SIGNING OF THE REGISTER Mr. President: Members who have not already presented their credentials and signed the Roll of Members may do so now. The Honourable Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan (West Punjab: Muslim) then presented his credentials and signed the Register of Members. OATH OR AFFIRMATION BY MEMBERS The following Members then took the prescribed oath or made the prescribed affirmation of allegiance to the Federation of Pakistan: - The Honourable Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan (West Punjab: Muslim). Sheikh Karamat Ali (West Punjab: Muslim). THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN DEBATES Official Report VOLUME V, 1949 (7th to 12th March. 1949) FIFTH SESSION of the CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN 1949

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Accursed Parliament of Pakistan and Blessed Sham Referendum

The joint opposition’s gathering to seek ouster of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government ended abruptly on Wednesday after Sheikh Rashid’s repeated cursing of parliament and announcement of resignation from his National Assembly seat prompted Imran Khan to consider quitting the assemblies on the grounds that parliament had lost its utility in protecting people’s rights. (Lahore rally yields no concrete plan to oust Sharif's Dawn Ahmad Fraz Khan January 18, 2018) In an unusual turn of events, lawmakers in the National Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday slamming two of their own colleagues — Imran Khan and Sheikh Rashid Ahmad — for cursing parliament during Wed­nesday’s protest in Lahore. But at a press conference held shortly afterwards, a defiant Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief brushed aside the criticism and doubled down on his remarks, saying he didn’t care if the assembly passed a hundred resolutions against him. (NA slams Imran, Rashid for ‘cursing parliament’ (Dawn Amir Wasim | Iftikhar A. Khan January 19, 2018) Addressing a large gathering on Mall Road in Lahore, Imran Khan voiced his wrath against the Parliament for allowing Nawaz Sharif, who he called money-launder, to head his political party. Imran Khan justified his slur in a couple of tweets on micro-blogging website, Twitter, saying, “When a Parliament, which must protect nation's interests, passes a person-specific law allowing a disqualified person guilty of Rs 3 bn money laundering, tax evasion, concealment of assets, forgery & perjury to become head of a political party, then such a law is a "laanath" on Parliament.” Reference: (Imran Khan justifies ‘lanat’ to Parliament January 18, 2018 By Samaa)

Imran Khan justifies ‘lanat (curse)’ to Parliament and Hero of Aitzaz Ahsan

How USA Backed Military Dictator General Ziaul Haq Ruined Pakistani Politics

“What is the Constitution? It is a booklet with ten or twelve pages. I can tear them up and say that from tomorrow, we shall live under a different system. Is there anybody to stop me? Today the people will follow wherever I lead. All the politicians, including the once mighty Mr Bhutto, will follow me with their tails wagging.” — General Ziaul Haq: Reported by Iranian publication, Kayhan International, on September 18, 1977. Reference: (A leaf from history: Furious Zia gets Bhutto re-arrested by Shaikh Aziz June 15, 2014 Dawn)

He also condemned the statements of Benazir Bhutto whose recent remarks were solely directed to undermine Pakistan’s interest only to seek the blessings of her foreign masters in her quest for power. (Imran flays Bush for pressurizing Pakistan - Dawn June 01, 2002) While commenting after a huge bomb blast in PPP rally resulted in numbers of casualty , the Einstein aka Imran Khan had to say this "I'm sorry to say this, but the bombing of Benazir Bhutto's cavalcade as she paraded through Karachi on Thursday night was a tragedy almost waiting to happen. You could argue it was inevitable.Everyone here knew there was going to be a huge crowd turning up to see her return after eight years in self-imposed exile. Everyone also knows that there has been a spate of suicide bombings in Pakistan lately, especially in the frontier region where I am campaigning at the moment. How was it ever going to be possible to monitor such a large crowd and guarantee that no suicide bombers would infiltrate it? This may sound equally harsh, but she has only herself to blame. By making a deal with Musharraf's government — a deal brokered by the British as well as the Americans, by the way — she was hoping to get herself off the corruption charges that have been levelled against her. Reference: (Benazir Bhutto has only herself to blame by Imran Khan 21 Oct 2007 Telegraph)

Imran Khan on Gentleman Musharraf and Accursed Parliament

Imran Khan while condemning Benazir Bhutto for being Pro American had almost declared her traitor whereas he himself backed, voted and campaigned for US backed General Pervez Musharraf's sham and fraudulent referendum in 2002  ----> Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf, Awami National Party and Millat Party leaders are likely to meet the president in the next couple of days to extend their support, the sources said. Thus, while the pro-Musharraf parties, i.e. PML-QA, Tahirul Qadri’s PAT, Farooq Leghari’s Millat Party, the ANP, and Imran Khan’s PTI have already given their consent to the referendum proposal, the opposition parties have expressed their dissent against it. (Dawn Opposition parties may boycott referendum March 22, 2002) Information Minister Nisar Memon said on Tuesday that turnout in the referendum was “beyond our expectations” as silent majority had come out to cast its votes. He told a press conference that in the last general election only 16 per cent votes had been polled which was interpreted as heavy mandate. He said that was the minimum target they had in mind. But, he pointed out, the turnout in referendum was at least double of the votes polled in the last general election. (Nisar terms response beyond expectations - Dawn May 01, 2002) Information Minister Nisar Memon on Wednesday dismissed the coverage of referendum by national press and international news agencies, describing the reports of low turnout and irregularities as “inaccurate and exaggerated”. The minister told a news conference that he had gone through the newspapers and often wondered about the decline in the objectivity. He also rejected the reports of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and other independent sources. (Nisar unhappy with press coverage - Dawn May 02, 2002)

Imran Khan on Blessed Sham Referendum of Musharraf and Accursed Parliament

Imran Khan and Gang jointly sent curse to the Parliament of Pakistan and conveniently forgot that they had supported this Notoriously sham, rigged, fraudulent referendum of General Pervez Musharraf and that too after the start of US War on Terror ------>  PAKISTANIS vote in a referendum today on extending Gen Pervaiz Musharraf's term as president for five years, but opposition is growing to the continuation of what many see as undiluted military rule. Gen Musharraf, who has mobilised the army, the intelligence services, the bureaucracy and industrialists to ensure a solid turnout for a Yes vote, is likely to win easily. But his credibility among voters has fallen sharply after his announcement last month that he would not share power with a civilian prime minister after elections scheduled to be held in October. Pakistan's major opposition parties started their anti-referendum campaign on Saturday with a rally in Lahore called by the Alliance to Restore Democracy. All the large Islamic groups were among the 33 political parties taking part in the rally. They have condemned today's referendum as unconstitutional, urged the public to boycott it and demanded an immediate general election. Reference: Army mobilised to ensure vote for Musharraf By Ahmed Rashid in Lahore 30 Apr 2002) Talking to The News, the head of the ISI’s political cell in 2002, admitted manipulating the last elections at the behest of President Musharraf and termed the defeat of the King’s party, the PML-Q, this time “a reaction of the unnatural dispensation (installed in 2002).” Zamir said the ISI together with the NAB was instrumental in pressing the lawmakers to join the pro-Musharraf camp to form the government to support his stay in power. Looking down back into the memory lane and recalling his blunders which, he admitted, had pushed the country back instead of taking it forward, Zamir feels ashamed of his role and conduct. Massively embarrassed because he was the one who negotiated, coerced and did all the dirty work, the retired Maj-Gen said he was not in a position to become a preacher now when his own past was tainted. He said the country would not have faced such regression had the political management was not carried out by the ISI in 2002. But he also put some responsibility of the political disaster on the PML-Q as well. The former No: 2 of the ISI called for the closure of political cell in the agency, confessing that it was part of the problem due to its involvement in forging unnatural alliances, contrary to public wishes. Reference: The man, who rigged 2002 polls, spills the beans February 24, 2008 Umar Cheema , The News) The elections in Pakistan tomorrow are being "blatantly rigged" by the military regime, says the nation's most-respected human rights group. The credibility of the vote will be undermined and the implications for the army and the country will be grave, it adds. "The blatant manner in which the electoral process is being vulgarised and the will of the people mocked is extremely worrying," Afrasiab Khattak, chairman of the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) told a press conference in Islamabad. The pre-election report details the harassment of opposition candidates, intimidation by army and police officers to ensure that pro-government candidates win and criticises the long list of amendments to the constitution made by President Pervaiz Musharraf to ensure that the army continues to run the country after the elections. Reference: Elections 'rigged' in Pakistan by military regime By Ahmed Rashid in Lahore 09 Oct 2002 Telegraph) 

Imran Khan on GHQ and Musharraf on 100 Seats to Imran Khan

Speaking at ‘Democracy: For the People or in Spite of Them’, a seminar organised by the Awami Workers Party (AWP) at the National Press Club, the former senator used the example to highlight just how incapacitated politicians were in the face of the military. To illustrate his point, Mr Khattak quoted the example of former military ruler, retired General Pervez Musharraf, who had once mentioned that Imran Khan was demanding 100 seats from him, but that he (Musharraf) was only willing to give him 10 seats. “Musharraf is not capable of winning a single seat if he contested the election himself. He negotiated with Imran Khan because he knew the agencies would engineer the elections for him,” he said. Talking about the state of democracy in Pakistan, he said that the system in the country was a “controlled democracy”, adding that a certain group was running the system at the behest of the ‘state’. Reference: (Politicians helpless in the face of ‘controlled democracy’ Ikram Junaidi February 24, 2017 Dawn)

Imran Khan didn't want Pathological Liar Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad to be even his Peon

LAHORE, May 17: President Pervez Musharraf will seek another term after his current tenure ends in 2007, federal Information Minister Sheikh Rashid told newsmen here on Tuesday. “He (Gen Musharraf) will continue as president even after 2007. However, nothing can be said at this stage whether he will retain his army chief’s office as well,” the minister said. About talks with various political leaders, Sheikh Rashid said the government was engaged in ‘indirect dialogue’ with several leaders, including Ms Benazir Bhutto, Asif Ali Zardari and Shahbaz Sharif, but not with Nawaz Sharif and Qazi Husain Ahmed. He, however, refused to give reasons why the government did not talk to the MMA president whose alliance was in power in the NWFP and Balochistan. He denied reports that there was any rift in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League. “There is no rift in the PML and Chaudhry Shujaat Husain will continue as its president,” he added. Reference: (Musharraf to continue after 2007: Rashid by Zulqernain Tahir May 18, 2005 Dawn) Sheikh Rashid: Veteran politician, party-hopper and PTI's nominee for PM ---> Rashid was born on November 6, 1950 in Rawalpindi and obtained his early education in his hometown. He later graduated from the famous Gordon College and went on to study law in Lahore. Rashid’s political career started during his student years when he became involved in activism against the regime of former military ruler Ayub Khan. In 1985, he contested elections held during Ziaul Haq’s regime and won a seat in Rawalpindi. He continued winning from that seat on various platforms — from the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI), the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and also as an independent — until he finally lost in the 2008 general election by a wide margin to a PML-N candidate. His defeat from NA-55 on a PML-Q platform led him to part ways with the league and launch his own political party, which he called the Awami Muslim League Pakistan (AMLP). Rashid is the chief of AMLP and holds the office of party president. (Dawn July 31, 2017) Did He Help Train 3,500 Militants?He supported the JKLF, and helped train militants. Thanks to Yasin, Sheikh Rashid's dirty secret is out. BY AMIR MIR 27 JUNE 2005

Meet the Pious and Sagacious Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed on Friday gushed over Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s former wife Jemima Goldsmith, saying that after Allah, she saved Imran in the disqualification reference. Talking to Geo News, the AML chief said that in the above case, Jemima Khan played a key role in the proceedings, adding that the way she provided documents was remarkable. Sheikh Rasheed said that Jemima comes from a good family, adding, "If there are no religious obstacles, then Imran should remarry Jemima." Reference: (Sheikh Rasheed advises Imran to remarry Jemima December 16, 2017 The News) Glamorous Jemima Khan turns out in a racy white ensemble as she supports ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant at the London premier of Florence Foster Jenkins (By JJ NATTRASS FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 12 April 2016) Jemima Khan 'dating Matthew Freud after years of friendship': Will famous families the Freuds and Goldsmiths unite? (By Rebecca Pocklington 21 APR 2016 Mirror) Jemima's outrage after police investigate £500 birthday massage visit to boyfriend Russell: 'Big, beautiful' masseuse complained over web booking and 70-mile trip (By SIMON MURPHY AND NICK CRAVEN 2 August 2014 Daily Mail) Model Kate Moss kissed Jemima Khan for 60 seconds. Reference: (May 16, 2011 Vogue / By Mirror 16 MAY 2006) Please note in the clip above that Former Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar is with Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, and he is the same Sarwar who visited Altaf Hussain (MQM Founder) in London and from London the demand of Two Year Technocrat Government was raised by Altaf Hussain in 2014 during the peak of Imran Khan's Dharna (sit-in) and lets not forget that Altaf Hussain and MQM time and again have demanded that "Honest and Patriot Generals" should sack the government and take over and this demand is often repeated by that Canadian Charlatan Dr Tahirul Qadri and he even incited Junior Army Officers to revolt! We should also not forget that Imran Khan has always established contacts with Altaf Hussain and MQM London whenever need arose and that also happened during PPP's last tenure, when to hold a rally in Karachi he used the good office of Babar Khan Ghauri (MQM London Leader) and a NATO Contractor who is a relative of General Pervez Musharraf (also reported by Nusrat Javed in one of his Aaj TV Segment of Bolta Pakistan)

Alleged Liberal and Secular PPP Deserve the Company of Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad

In a television programme aired recently, former chief of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and an important leader of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) General (retd) Hamid Gul cast doubts over the authenticity of a picture run by the website of The Express Tribune. The picture in question was that of Malik Ishaq, commander of the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), who was shown to be in attendance at the DPC meeting in Multan – a meeting also attended and addressed by General Gul. During a talk show on Aaj TV, host Wajahat S Khan showed Gul the picture on The Express Tribune’s website as evidence of Ishaq’s attendance – in response to which the retired general alleged that the photo had been doctored. When he was further challenged by the show’s host, Gul resorted to questioning the reporter of the story. The Express Tribune takes strong exception to General Gul’s allegations and contends that the picture is authentic. It was taken by our photographer, who was assigned to cover the gathering. In fact, the picture was also run by other newspapers. If Gul has the slightest doubt regarding the authenticity of the photograph, we ask him to take the matter to court. Express Media Group Published in The Express Tribune, February 16th, 2012.

Mr Imran Khan , PTI and their Yahoo Crowd of Supporters on Social Media, Electronic Media are very fond of name calling and declaring traitor anyone who differ with their Fascist Leader and PTI's Fascist ideology whereas Imran Khan unload all kind of crap Internationally and nationally without even bothering about the proper context and sense of history , here is the clip watch attentively and note his bark and then compare his rant with the company and allies he and his party have 
Everything is Kosher for Imran Khan to say Internationally and Nationally against Pakistan Army

Imran Khan while declaring any moving thing a traitor conveniently forgot what he unloaded against Pakistan Army and that too in front of US Congressional Delegation, "Quote" Noting that he was recently in Swat, he went on to accuse the Pakistan Army of extrajudicial killings, summary executions, and "sexual humiliation" of residents in some villages. Khan urged the USG to seek "alternative points of views" about what is happening in the tribal areas of Pakistan, and he recommended speaking with General Orakzai, former NWFP Govenor, for starters. Khan charged that the GOP is "blinded by dollars," and consequently lacks an accurate view of what is happening on the ground. He further claimed that the GOP "whips up the threat of the Taliban" in order to get more money from the U.S. He claimed last year's Swat operation, which he termed a "debacle," was one such exaggeration that was "stage managed" in order to gain U.S. funds; there was no imminent threat of militants marching on Islamabad, he said. Reference : CODEL LYNCH'S MEETING WITH PAKISTAN TEHREEK-E-INSAF (PTI) PARTY LEADER IMRAN KHAN Date:2010 February 6, 11:26 (Saturday) -------> Cricketer-turned politician,Imran Khan has charged the PPP-led government of being subservient to the United States,saying that government has rented out the country’s army to the US in exchange of 1.5 billion dollars. “We have rented our military out to US in exchange of mere 1.5 billion dollars while US is spending sixty billion dollars on its army comprising 55,000 troops in Afghanistan,” ‘The News’ quoted Khan,as saying. Addressing party workers in Manshera,the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief accused certain ‘elements’ in the government of forcing a war on people of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) just for pocketing billions of dollars from the US. Khan also warned the government that people in Swat and Malakand Divisions would take to streets in protest against the military offensive,if the military operation was not called off by July 31. Reference: Pak army rented out to US for $1.5 bn: Imran Khan Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan has charged the PPP-led Govt of renting out the country’s army to the US in exchange of $1.5 billion. July 7, 2009 "Unquote"

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Curious Case of Imran Khan, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman & MKRF

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Tuesday broke his silence on reports of his plans to marry again in a series of tweets, accusing former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif of being behind the "vicious" campaign. Sharif denied the allegation and said he would not stoop so low. Pakistan’s political circles have been abuzz with speculation about the 65-year-old chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf marrying for a third time after an English daily reported on Saturday that he had married a woman who was his spiritual guide. The party issued a statement on Sunday that said Khan had only proposed marriage to Bushra Maneka, a divorcee and ‘pir’ (faith healer). Khan tweeted, "For 3 days I have been wondering have I looted a bank; or money laundered bns in nation's wealth; or ordered a model-town-like killing spree; or revealed state secrets to India? I have done none of these but discovered I have committed a bigger crime: wanting to get married." Reference: Imran Khan says Sharif behind ‘vicious’ campaign over his plans to marry again by Imtiaz Ahmad Jan 10, 2018 (Hindustan Times) Did Imran Khan secretly get married for 3rd time? Aides deny media report : Jan 06, 2018 (Hindustan Times)

In a series of tweets, the 65-year-old former cricket captain said that he was only concerned about “his children and the very conservative family of Bushra begum.” He alleged that the “vicious, gutter media campaign” was being led by NS [Nawaz Sharif] and MSR [Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman], adding that it did not bother him. Shakil-ur-Rahman is the founder of Geo Television Network. In another tweet, he told “NS & MSR” that their vicious campaign has only strengthened his resolve to fight them. (Hindustan Times Jan 09, 2018)

To start this good activity from home, Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman Foundation (MKRF) and Imran Khan took joint steps with the name of “Pukaar” to help the flood affectees. “Pukaar” is gathering on one platform the philanthropists and those who equally share grief of their countrymen. Telethon “Pukaar” will be presented on Geo TV with the collaboration of Imran Khan and Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman Foundation today (Sunday). The personalities who will be present in Telethon include Lollywood actress and director Reema Khan, renowned director Sayed Noor, model and actress Mahreen Raheel, actress and writer Bushra Ansari, Behroz Sabzwari, Javed Shaikh, singer Jawad Ahmed, SM Munir, Saba Pervez and Imran Khan. Noorul Hassan and Sahir Lodhi will host the telethon. Geo viewers could give donations for flood victims and talk to their favourite personalities in the telethon from 3pm to 8pm today (Sunday). A mega welfare initiative was launched by the Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman Foundation under the banner of “Pukaar” for the relief and rehabilitation of the 2005 earthquake victims. “Pukaar” is not only of the Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman Foundation and Imran Khan, but it is “Pukaar” (call) of time, religion and humanity. REFERENCES: MKRF, Imran Khan, other celebrities in Geo telethon (The News August 22, 2010) MKRF, Imran Khan raise £105k for flood victims (The News October 13, 2010) MKRF, Imran send 2,000 bags of seeds to AJK flood victims (The News October 25, 2010) Geo glimpses for Eid (The News September 11, 2010) Pakistani delegates attending the seminar are National Security Advisor Mahmud Ali Durrani, ex-high commissioners to India Shahid Malik, Aziz Ahmad Khan, journalists Najam Sethi, Cyril Almeida, Ejaz Haider, retired naval officer Hasan M Ansari and Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Shafqat Mahmood. Indian experts include ex-foreign secretary Shyam Saran, former high commissioner to Pakistan G Parthasarthy, ex-ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra, Vice Admiral (retd) B R Rao, journalist-academic Raja Mohan, academic Radha Kumar, Lt Gen (retd) B S Pawar and Srinath Raghavan of New Delhi’s Centre for Policy Research. Reference: Two-day Aman Ki Asha strategic seminar begins today (The News December 2, 2012)

 Imran Khan and Mir Khalil ur Rahman Foundation MKRF

Imran Khan and Jang Group of Newspapers including its TV Channel Geo often scratch each others back and both of them deserve each other. People have short memory and their attention span is even more short like for example take this Memogate which was actually invented by the same Jang Group of Newspapers and its head-honchos Shaheen Sehbai and Mohammad Malick and Imran Khan conveniently used that worthless Jang Group's Cock and Bull story in his Lahore Rally in 2011 and yet both the Jang Group and Imran Khan have the audacity to badmouth each other for mudslinging and interfering in each others private lives  which is actually a hobby of Jang Group and Imran Khan both! Not only that but the Jang Group has the history of sabotaging every political government since early 70s, their Urdu columnists are particularly religious bigots, hate-mongers, ethnic bigots, rumor mongers and they were vicious from 2008 to 2013 when they were playing footsie with the Twice PCOed Fraud Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry who with other Judges of the Supreme Court weakened Parliamentary System and interfered in executive branch of the state and became State itself and Imran Khan and his yahoo horde PTI were foot soldiers in Judiciary's War on the Parliament. 

Imran Khan, Mansoor Ijaz, Memogate, Husain Haqqani and Jang Group (Part 1)

Imran Khan blamed by Pakistan US envoy for links to army plot : Pakistan's embattled US ambassador has blamed legendary cricket captain-turned politician Imran Khan for linking him to an alleged plot to oust its powerful army and intelligence chiefs, according to a government source. Reference: (By Dean Nelson, South Asia Editor 21 Nov 2011 Telegraph) ------ Imran Khan while declaring any moving thing a traitor conveniently forgot what he unloaded against Pakistan Army and that too in front of US Congressional Delegation, "Quote" Noting that he was recently in Swat, he went on to accuse the Pakistan Army of extrajudicial killings, summary executions, and "sexual humiliation" of residents in some villages. Khan urged the USG to seek "alternative points of views" about what is happening in the tribal areas of Pakistan, and he recommended speaking with General Orakzai, former NWFP Govenor, for starters. Khan charged that the GOP is "blinded by dollars," and consequently lacks an accurate view of what is happening on the ground. He further claimed that the GOP "whips up the threat of the Taliban" in order to get more money from the U.S. He claimed last year's Swat operation, which he termed a "debacle," was one such exaggeration that was "stage managed" in order to gain U.S. funds; there was no imminent threat of militants marching on Islamabad, he said. Reference : CODEL LYNCH'S MEETING WITH PAKISTAN TEHREEK-E-INSAF (PTI) PARTY LEADER IMRAN KHAN Date:2010 February 6, 11:26 (Saturday) "Unquote"

WASHINGTON, Nov 3: A senior US official responsible for counter-terrorism on Tuesday directly accused Pakistan of supporting training of militant groups in Afghanistan as well as providing "material support" to some of the Kashmiri militants. "There are numerous Kashmiri separatist groups and sectarian groups involved in terrorism which use Pakistan as a base...We have repeatedly asked Islamabad to end support of terrorist training in Afghanistan," Michael Sheehan, State Department's coordinator for counter-terrorism, told a Senate Foreign Relations sub-committee. The sub-committee hearing was called and presided over by Senator Sam Brownback and the list of experts who testified included a former CIA officer in Pakistan Milt Bearden, president of Stimson Centre Michael Krepon, John Hopkins University Central Asia Institute chairman Dr Fredrick Starr and a Pakistani- American businessman and columnist Mansoor Ijaz. Mr Sheehan recently visited India to coordinate US-Indian responses to terrorist threats but when asked whether he would also visit Pakistan soon, he said: "Hopefully." "Pakistan has frequently acknowledged what it calls moral and diplomatic support for militants in Kashmir who employ violence and terrorism against Indian interests. We have continuing reports of Pakistani material support for some of these militants," Mr Sheehan said. He named several Pakistan-based militant Islamic groups including Lashkar Taiba, Harkatul Jehad Islami and Hizbul Mujahideen, which, he said, "operate freely in Pakistan and support terrorist attacks in Kashmir." Asked by Indian and Pakistani journalists after his hearing whether he found any change in the policy after the overthrow of the Nawaz government, Mr Sheehan said: "We are still waiting for their responses and it is too early to judge whether there is any change." When a correspondent pointed out whether it was "business as usual" with the military government, he crisply said "no" but added: "We hope to work with them on all these issues." REFERENCE: US says Pakistan raining militants Shaheen Sehbai DAWN WIRE SERVICE Week Ending : 06 November 1999 Issue : 05/45

 Imran Khan, Mansoor Ijaz, Memogate, Husain Haqqani and Jang Group (Part 2)

Shahbaz promises Mansoor Ijaz full security in Lahore (The News January 27, 2012) Nawaz seeks fixation of memo case hearing after 20th (April 15, 2012 The News) Mansoor Ijaz says he will also expose ISI (The News January 29, 2012) Nawaz moves SC to place Haqqani on ECL (November 25, 2011 The News) A section of press reported last year that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had been forcing the Mehran Bank authorities in the past to register a case against Hamid Asghar Kidwai for stealing documents regarding political bribes from 1990 to 1994. Despite playing at the heart of the Mehrangate, Kidwai got lucrative position during Musharraf’s regime when he remained High Commissioner and Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the United Nations Environment Programme in 2003-2004. Even after the restoration of democracy in 2008, Kidwai enjoyed the status of Roving Ambassador until Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani sacked him with two others from the same position on February 11, 2009. The Mehran Bank scandal also known as Mehrangate was a major political scandal in the history of Pakistan between 1990-1994 in which senior politicians and political parties were found to have been bribed by the Pakistan Army and intelligence officers, from ISI, to prevent the re-election and to destabilise the government of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Initiated by the then army chief Mirza Aslam Beg with the alleged support of President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, payments of up to Rs140 million were made by the then Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director-General Lieutenant-General Asad Durrani and Corps of Engineers Engineer-in-Chief Lieutenant-General Javed Nasir via the owner of Mehran Bank Yunus Habib. Intelligence funds were deposited in Mehran Bank in 1992 propping up what was an insolvent bank as a favour for its owner’s help in loaning money to the Inter-Services Intelligence in 1990 that was used in the creation of the right wing alliance Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) and bankrolling the campaigns of many opponents of the PPP. The scandal subsequently broke after the new ISI Director-General Lieutenant-General Javed Ashraf Qazi decided to transfer the intelligence fund back to state-owned banks as per official rules. Reference: Mansoor Ijaz gets Kidwai’s surety to visit Pakistan (The News January 19, 2012) Timeline: From NRO to Memogate (Dawn January 16, 2012)

 PTI Leader Dr Babar Awan on Imran Khan, Sita White Affair and Illegitimate Love Child Tyrian

A U-S court has ruled that cricket star Imran Khan is the father of a five year child. The ruling came from a Los Angeles court after ex-girlfriend Sita White filed a lawsuit claiming Khan's paternity over her daughter Tyrian-Jade.White says Khan should apologise to the Pakistani people for misleading them during his election campaign that he had no children before he married Jemima Goldsmith. A Los Angeles court on Wednesday said Imran Khan wasn't playing cricket and added it was time he owned up to being the father of Tyrian-Jade White. The former Pakistani cricket star has denied fathering the five-year-old American girl with British heiress Sita White who now lives in L-A. But the court went with the daughter of Lord "Gordy" White - and gave Khan the official stamp of father. The ruling came after Khan failed to respond to a paternity suit and a request to take a bloodtest. Reference: A U-S court has ruled that cricket star Imran Khan is the father of a five year child. (Associated Press Archive Date: 08/13/1997)  It is official now: Babar Awan has quietly conceded before the Election Commission through the latest nomination papers for the Senate slot that he is neither a PhD doctor nor had acquired any education from Saudi Arabia, contrary to his past declarations in 2006. Not only he mentioned holding a doctorate degree earned from the fraudulent Monticello University of United States, in previous papers for Senate seat, he continued using the title ‘Dr’ with his name. Even his twitter identity is @DrBabarAwan, not amended to-date. But in latest nomination papers, he is Zaheerud Din Babar only, without the prefix ‘Dr’. 

His radical break from the past practice has gone unnoticed even by the PML-N, the main rival party that has not challenged this contradiction in his previous and present nomination papers. The Supreme Court that has directed him to produce educational credentials after suspending his legal practice license seems to have forced him to submit a statement of facts in the nomination paper. As for Babar’s case is concerned, he declared under oath in the 2006 nomination papers, a long list of his qualifications. Babar then disclosed that he did his Matric in Science in 1971 from Board of Sargodha; Intermediate in Humanities from Board of Sargodha in 1973; BA in Arts from the University of Punjab in 1975; Masters in Economics from the University of Punjab in 1978; DAL in Arabic Islamic Law from King Saud University, KSA in 1982; LLB from University of Karachi in 1986; and PhD in Criminal Law from the “Monty Cello University USA” in 1998 session. He also wrote his full name as “Dr. Zaheerud Din Babar Awan.”Awan, interestingly misspelled the fake Monticello university in his nomination papers as “Monty Cello” from where he affirmed to have done his doctorate degree. He claimed to have done his PhD in Criminal Law from “Monty Cello University USA” in 1998. Notwithstanding his declaration of PhD degree in 2006 paper, a photocopy was not submitted unlike other educational certificates annexed with the documents. His DAL from King Saud University was not shown either. Reference Babar Awan finally concedes he is no doctor from any university (The News February 18, 2012) PhD matters: Fake it if you can’t make it (The News by Umar Cheema March 1, 2016)

Confusion ensues when you mix religious rhetoric with politics & this is the case with Pakistani politicians since Jinnah to the present lot and Imran Khan is no exception , he tries to ride many boats at the same time e.g. he claims to be real heir of Jinnah and Iqbal, Sufi, Mullah, Secular, Liberal, Democrat, Patriot, Leftist, Progressive etc.etc and all this ends up in confusion. Yesterday, he participated in Finality of Prophet-hood Conference in Golra Punjab to strengthen his vote religious bank particularly the Barelvi votes in Punjab but browse his last 10 years interviews which he gave to the international media on Religious Extremism, Misuse of Blasphemy Law, Murder of Salmaan Taseer, Basic Human Rights for the Marginalized Communities in Pakistan, Religious Persecution in Pakistan, Terrorism and Taliban , and his every interview create more confusion and problem then solving the existing one (evident in the 3 video clips below). If Imran Khan wasn't enough, we also have the worst kind of time serves and opportunists i.e. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) whose center of attention is Punjab and Punjab alone and they are least bothered that their footsie with Mullahs will not only ruin Punjab but shake the very foundations of Pakistan because core of Religious Extremists is based in Punjab and so far no long term action is taken against them.       

Imran Khan, Taliban and PML-N (Part 1)

SSP leader who fixed bounty on Taseer given PML-N ticket (The News May 7, 2013) LeJ terror suspect contesting on PML-N ticket (The News May 6, 2013) 55 charged terrorists allowed to contest polls (The News April 24, 2013) CM Shahbaz wants Taliban to spare Punjab (The News March 15, 2010) Leading Faisalabad-based Deobandi scholar and IVLP alumnus Maulana XXXXXXXXXXXX called on the Principal Officer on March 18 to discuss his concerns regarding what he termed as ""growing extremist activity"" in Punjab's second-largest city Faisalabad. XXXXXXXXXXXX claimed that in the last month he has observed a dramatic increase in propaganda activities from Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP). He believed that this increase coincided with a number of visits to Faisalabad from activists both of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and a splinter group from the southern Punjab-based Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM). XXXXXXXXXXXX believed that the activists were involved in recruiting for TTP militant operations in the FATA and NWFP through madrassas in southern Punjab and hoped to replicate that success in Faisalabad. XXXXXXXXXXXX noted that SSP leaders had long-standing ties with JeM, as both were Deobandi organizations that had collaborated in the past in anti-Shia and anti-India activities. XXXXXXXXXXXX shared with Principal Officer an Urdu-language sticker that he claimed he had confiscated from several of his madrassa students in Faisalabad. The sticker, which he stated was also being printed and distributed as a pamphlet, praised the implementation of Sharia law in Swat and exhorted Muslims to pursue the same sort of Sharia law in Faisalabad. It then recounted five steps that every Faisalabad based Muslim should take to begin the process of implementation in the district. The steps were: : (1) cease business and social activities at the five daily calls to prayer, (2) remove all sources of ""vulgarity"" such as televisions, cd players, and radios from their homes, (3) seek dispute resolution through local imams rather than the courts, (4) take Friday rather than Sunday as the weekly holiday, and (4) strictly enforce purdah for female family members. Maulana XXXXXXXXXXXX shared that he had received reliable information that SSP leader Maulana Ludhianvi was on a fundraising trip to Tripoli sponsored by the Libyan government. XXXXXXXXXXXX claimed that Ludhianvi had made contact with Libyan officials in the guise of working against Iran and Shia agents in Pakistan. (Note: SSP was originally founded as a violent anti-Shia organization and has, in the past, received extensive foreign funding from a variety of Sunni states, including Saudi Arabia. End Note). According to XXXXXXXXXXXX, Ludhianvi was scheduled to return to Pakistan in ""a few days"" and was bringing with him a ""donation"" from the Libyan government valued at nearly 25 million Pakistani rupees (approximately $312,000) that XXXXXXXXXXXX was certain would be used to increase further SSP activities. Reference: 2009: Was Qaddafi funding Sipahe Sahaba? (Dawn May 25, 2011) Shahbaz and Nisar secretly meet Kayani (Dawn October 03, 2009)

 Imran Khan, Taliban and PML-N (Part 2)

Imran defends KP govt's Rs300m grant for Darul Uloom Haqqania (Dawn June 22, 2016) Sami says alliance with PTI will block victory of ‘secular forces’ (Dawn December 07, 2017) PTI, JUI-S agree to prepare ‘joint strategy’ for elections (Dawn November 20, 2017) Mullah Omar is an angel-like human: Samiul Haq (Reuters Published: September 15, 2013) TTP does not want to enforce Shariah at gunpoint, says Imran (Dawn March 27, 2014) Imran Khan says Pakistan was 'humiliated' over Osama bin Laden, and his killing was 'cold-blooded murder' Imran Khan, the former Pakistan cricket captain, says Osama bin Laden's death was "cold-blooded murder" and argues that the West should pull its forces out of the region. (Telegraph by Peter Oborne in Islamabad 08 May 2011) Pak army rented out to US for $1.5 bn: Imran Khan (Indian Express Islamabad | Published: July 7, 2009)

 Imran Khan, Taliban and PML-N (Part 3)

Chaudhry Nisar admits his wife, children are US citizens (Dawn September 13, 2011) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan assured the US in 2008 that he and his party were pro-American. According to a US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks, “Saying that his wife and children in fact are American, Nisar did admit that he went to the US Embassy in London to renew his daughter’s passport because he wanted to avoid being seen at the US Embassy in Islamabad.” More telling, however, is Khan’s stance on US military action within Pakistan, and how the PML-N would act to remain “publicly credible”. Khan reportedly avoided saying that the PML-N opposed either air attacks or US ground action, contrary to its reaction over the May 2011 raid in Abbottabad by a US Navy SEALs team which killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Reference: WikiLeaks: Chaudhry Nisar did not want to be seen at the US embassy in Islamabad (By Saba Imtiaz Published: September 11, 2011 Express Tribune) Calling the drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud on Friday “an attack on regional peace by America,” Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday said bilateral ties with the US will now be reviewed. Speaking to a press conference after concluding a high level meeting at the interior ministry, he vowed to raise the matter at international forums including the United Nations. The minister said that five permanent members of the UN Security Council will also be contacted on the issue. Reference: Pakistan to review US ties after ‘attack on peace,’ says Nisar (Dawn November 02, 2013) SC dismisses request to omit observations against Chaudhry Nisar from Quetta carnage report (Dawn Haseeb Bhatti January 16, 2018) Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday expressed ‘deep grief’ and concern over the execution of imprisoned political and religious leader Abdul Quader Molla of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) in Bangladesh. In a statement, he said executing Molla after a delay of 42 years to the events of 1971 was very unfortunate and tragic and some circles are declaring it a judicial murder. Molla became the first person to be hanged for his role in the country's bloody 1971 war of independence when he was sent to the gallows at a prison in the capital Dhaka late Thursday. REFERENCE: Jamaat leader’s hanging in Bangladesh ‘saddens’ Nisar (Dawn December 13, 2013)