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New BLOG

March 19, 2009

I have registered a new blog at wordpress.  From now on I will be blogging on the following :-

http://meripehchaanpakistan.wordpress.com

There will be some changes coming there time to time to make it more Pakistan oriented. 

Thank you very much

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Missing you already!

March 19, 2009

Departure of A "HERO"

Departure of A "HERO"

Fatima Bhutto (http://pakistankakhudahafiz.wordpress.com)

Pakistan has become a very unusual place. In Lahore, the heart of Pakistani cricket, the Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked in broad daylight by masked gunmen carrying guns and rocket launchers, because you never know when a rocket launcher will come in handy during an urban attack. The government had been warned of a potential terror threat but, true to form, ignored it. After killing eight people, mostly policemen, and wounding several others including the foreign cricketers, the gunmen ambled leisurely away. They were caught on CCTV camera calmly mounting their motorcycles and surveying the scene before deciding they had other places to be. 

Immediately the cacophony of ludicrous claims hit the media. “The attack is to ruin our [the ruling party’s] image,” bellowed Raja Riaz, a Pakistan People’s Party hack. Er, no. “The motive was to damage the state of Pakistan and end cricket here,” said Imran Khan, head of the Tehreek-e-Insaf party. Er, no. The Pakistan cricket team are perfectly capable of ruining the state of cricket in the country on their own; masked gunmen are not required, thank you very much. Incidentally, on Monday night local police attacked the offices of Khan’s party brandishing Kalashnikovs and pistols. It’s probably not a coincidence that Khan has been openly critical of the Zardari government.

It’s fear. That’s what it is. It’s the state of a nation at war with itself. When vigilantes armed with sophisticated weaponry can attack a team of cricket guests (and there are no guests more esteemed in south Asia) in the middle of the afternoon, what they’re telling you is that no one is above the reach of the terror that has taken over Pakistan. It’s startling how adept this government has been at losing control of law and order, leasing out Pakistan’s stability for an increased role in the war on terror in preparation for the troop surge in Afghanistan, and generally running the country to rot.

“Droned” is a verb we use now in Pakistan. It turns out, interestingly enough, that those US predator drones that have been killing Pakistani citizens almost weekly have been taking off from and landing within our own country. Secret airbases in Balochistan – what did we ever do before Google Earth?

The PPP-led government, hailed as being “democratic”, capitulated to the Pakistan Taliban’s demands for sharia law in the Swat Valley in February. There was no vote, no referendum, nothing. The government, tired of fighting those pesky militants who’ve been burning down Sufi shrines and local girls’ schools, just declared that a part of the country would be ruled no longer by federal law, but by a myopically interpreted and Taliban-approved “Islamic” code. And verily it shall be.

We’ve just had senate “elections”. Of course, there are no actual elections involved: the ruling party puts forward winners and they end up in parliament. On Monday, in a shock move, President Asif Ali Zardari’s former attorney, who defended the erstwhile criminal on corruption and murder charges, was made chairman of the senate. What a gas!

Meanwhile, with Delhi still beating war drums over the November Mumbai attacks, our former dictator/president Pervez Musharraf travelled to India recently, and there he warned our neighbours of an all-out war should they strike Pakistan. He also let us know that he is ready to return to the call of political duty. Outsiders might be confused at this change in the situation – what’s he doing there? Didn’t he resign in August? Here’s the beauty of it all: Musharraf’s re-emergence has many middle-class Pakistanis excited and hopeful. Is he back?! A series of op-eds in a local English newspaper (not highly censored because no one reads them) was titled “Why I miss Musharraf”. When a dictator tickles your fancy, you know something has gone very, very wrong.

So, the mood in Pakistan is one of confusion. How did we come to this? How do we get out?

On the eve of spring, it is the same problems that blight the country’s poor – there is no electricity, there is no potable water, and food inflation continues to rise. The newspapers warned us this week that “load shedding” in the summer will be some 15 hours long, which is not that bad considering the fact that we’re sitting in darkness for 12 hours a day now. Pakistan has long missed its millennium target goals of eradicating polio, largely because we can’t keep the electricity going long enough for the vaccines to be properly refrigerated, so they keep going bad. And we’re a nuclear country, a grossly corrupt one at that.

The press censorship continues unabated with future threats of an absolute blackout on any criticisms of the government safely enclosed within the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act that the parliament is currently sitting on. The bill, which imposes jail sentences from three months (for having an email account not registered in your real name) to the death penalty, and criminalises the acts of “spoofing”, “spamming” and “character assassinating”, will apply to the width and breadth of the country and to any person, regardless of nationality or citizenship. It will crack down on all objectionable – the definition of what is objectionable is typically vague – messages sent via, but not limited to, “electrical, digital, analogue, magnetic, optical, biochemical, electrochemical, electromechanical, electromagnetic, radio electric, and wireless technology”. So any subversive content found on cell phones, computers, or toasters will soon be illegal. Your head should be spinning by now.

Pakistan is in a dire situation. Religious extremism, violence and a faltering economy have made the state of affairs here decidedly grim. Joe Biden and John Kerry see American dollars as the only way of helping Pakistan stave off extremism; but Yankee aid donations and senatorial money will not help us now. It is estimated that President Zardari and his late wife, Benazir Bhutto, stole between $2bn and $3bn from the country’s treasury during their two previous stints in power. Now Zardari has claimed his personal wealth to be somewhere in the ballpark of $1.8bn. Nawaz Sharif, leading coalition partner and head of the Pakistan Muslim League, declared his fortune to be not as grand, at only $1.4bn. You do the maths.

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Obama, Oil & Pakistan

January 22, 2009
Region Of Concerns

Region Of Concerns

January 22, 2009 

America’s military policy is following its foreign policy which follows the smell of oil. Forget freedom and democracy. That’s for fools. Pakistanis are fooling themselves if they think President Obama will be able to change this. Let’s pray he does. The Karachi-Torkham-Afghanistan supply route and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan pipeline means that U.S. will have to take effective control of Balochistan, Gwadar and Karachi. This will also help deny Iran and China any stake in their own pipelines across Pakistan. America can’t do this by going to war with a strong Pakistani military. Destabilization is part of the plan, with some margin for unintended consequences. Now you understand the game. By

Ahmed Quraishi | Wednesday, 21 January 2009.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Publicly, America’s most immediate challenge after the government change is Afghanistan and Pakistan. Privately, in Washington’s power corridors, it is oil. Oil, and not al Qaeda, is threatening to knock America off global leadership. President Obama takes over a country whose global economic leadership is threatened by dwindling oil reserves and a dogfight over whatever remains. Oil is running out, fast. And the remaining oil, including new reserves, lie in other people’s lands, closer to Russia, China, Europe and other powers. America’s global supremacy rests on an economic system based on easy access to oil. If someone else gets that oil, America loses. Jon Thompson, an American oil veteran ExxonMobil Exploration Company’s former president, has written in June 2003 that by next decade the world will need 80% more oil than we have today to keep the world going. Luckily for President Obama, his predecessor, George W. Bush, has done an excellent job in: One, securing new oil, and, Two, warding off threat from other oil hungry powers. Under the guise of spreading freedom and democracy, Bush’s eight years saw the biggest expansion of American military bases across the world. And the trail follows the smell of oil. This riddle is as mysterious as the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. America’s foreign policy was also adjusted to follow the footprint of oil, going where the oil is, be it Angola, Sudan/Darfur, Central Asia, Russia, Colombia, Georgia, Venezuela, and of course Iraq. Somalia is fast becoming the latest battlefield in this secretive global dogfight over oil and transport routes.

In the words of veteran American oil industry correspondent William Engdahl, ‘U.S. military and foreign policy was now about controlling every major existing and potential oil source and transport route on earth […] One superpower, the United States, would be in a position to decide who gets how much energy and at what price.’ The Taliban government was not an enemy of America. It sent delegations to United States and lobbied for U.S. State Department’s attention. Its removal was decided much before 9/11, according to Pakistan’s former top diplomat Niaz Naik, who was told so explicitly by U.S. officials in July 2001. Taliban fell out of favor because they put terms and conditions on the pipelines that American oil giants planned to construct on Afghan territory. Taliban were replaced by U.S. oil consultants Zalmay Khalilzad and Hamid Karzai. Pakistan was and continues to be the next target. U.S. diplomatic meddling has already disturbed the natural progression of the Pakistani government system, leading to instability and creating local players who look to America for support. U.S. military intervention is softening up the country through regular missile attacks and drone flights. The last time this method proved effective was in Iraq during the 1990s.

The chatter in the U.S. think tanks and media about Pakistan’s division along ethnic lines has never been this high. Pakistan has to be subdued in order for American energy and military transport lines to become secure. America needs to secure Pakistani transport routes from the sea to the Afghan border. Balochistan is an interesting case. Destabilizing this Pakistani province disturbs Iran’s plans to lay down pipelines to Pakistan and beyond. The instability also helps destroy China’s chances of using Gwadar, the new Pakistani port city overlooking oil-rich Gulf, to dock its commercial and naval ships. In fact, the entire area between Gwadar and the Sino-Pakistani border is up in insurgencies of all sorts, known and unknown. This is the same route that a future Chinese oil pipeline is supposed to take, linking China to oil supplies from Africa and the Gulf. This entire area was peaceful before 2005, until meddling by unknown actors began from the U.S.-controlled Afghan soil, exploiting Pakistani internal problems. The United States is playing a big role in ‘softening’ Pakistan. It is trying to pitch the country’s elected governments against the military to reduce the military’s ability to decide Pakistani interest on Afghanistan, China and India. Outside meddling is easy thanks to Pakistan’s weak political and government structure. Stopping American intervention in Pakistan, while continuing the cooperative relationship, is the biggest challenge facing President Obama. Will he do it? The facts on the ground are not encouraging. After gaining unprecedented access inside Pakistan – both diplomatically and militarily – it is doubtful that an Obama administration would scale back U.S. gains. Pakistan will have to tell the U.S. that it has legitimate security and strategic interests in the region and that it cannot allow the U.S. to decide those for Pakistan. This includes the shape of the future government in Kabul, the expansion of the Indian role in the region, and the relationship with China. Obama’s Washington has to understand, respect and work with Pakistani interests and concerns. Any other type of relationship won’t work. President Obama needs to wean his policy planners off the idea of reproducing the pliant regimes Baghdad and Kabul. Those things require war. And President Obama doesn’t want another war, does he?

This post is taken from the following:-

http://pakistankakhudahafiz.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/oil-obama-and-pakistan/

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Hazrat Usman’s (R.A) Munificent Services For Islam

January 5, 2009

A very good write up on Hazrat Usman (R.A). I found it on a forum and I decided to put it on my blog. Please have a read. Thanks

The third caliph of Islam Hazrat Usman (RA), a very close and trustworthy companion of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), occupies an outstanding position in the history of Islam.

His unprecedented generosity for the cause of Islam and the welfare of the Muslims earned him the honorific epithet of ‘Ghani’ which became an integral part of his name. He was a man of fidelity, probity and austerity; and abstemiousness, righteousness and astuteness constituted the traits of his noble character.

A scion of Banu Umayyah, a branch of the Quraysh; he was born in Makkah. Attaining maturity he took trade as his means of subsistence. By virtue of his honesty and integrity the business flourished and he prospered as a business magnate. Soon he ranked high among the big traders of Makkah.

Hazrat Usman at the persuasion of Hazrat Abu-Bakr (RA) accepted Islam. No sooner than he embraced the new Faith, his family members including his own uncle turned hostile and let loose all sorts of animosities and persecution.

The unabated hostilities left no option but to seek asylum somewhere, so he with the permission of the Holy Prophet (SAW) first migrated to Abyssinia. His wife Ruqayyah (RA) who was the daughter of the Holy Prophet accompanied him. On his return he migrated to Madina.

At that time in Madinah there was a great scarcity of drinking water. The main source was a well, Bi’r Rooma, owned by a Jew who sold water to the Muslims on exorbitant charges which caused great hardship to the Muslims.

The Holy Prophet desired that it may be purchased by some Muslim. Hazrat Usman readily purchased it for 20,000 dirham and relieved the Muslims of the predicament.

Hazrat Usman could not participate in Battle of Badar with Holy Prophet’s permission because his wife Ruqayyah was on deathbed. Here it would not be out of place to mention that after the death of Ruqayyah, he married with Umm-e-Kulthum (RA), another daughter of the Holy Prophet and earned the appellation of Zun-Noorain:

In 6 A.H. the holy Prophet left Madinah for Makkah to perform Umrah with 1400 or 1500 Muslims. Reaching the suburb of Makkah when he came to know of hostile threats of the pagans of Makkah, he decided to camp at a place called Hudaybiyah and deputed Hazrat Usman to proceed to Makkah as his envoy to apprise the pagans of Makkah of the purpose of the visit.

The stay of Hazrat Usman was unexpectedly prolonged and in the meantime it was rumoured that Hazrat Usman has been assassinated. Being extremely perturbed, the Holy Prophet declared that to seek reparation of his death is binding on all of us.

Thereupon, he took oath of fealty from the accompanying companions while sitting under a tree, hence better known as Bait-e-Rizwan. On this occasion the Holy Prophet placing one of his hands on his other hand took a similar pledge on behalf of Hazrat Usman which vividly manifests the esteemed position he enjoyed in the eyes of the Holy Prophet.

It is also worth mentioning that during the negotiating visit to Makkah he was offered to perform Umrah but he rejected it outright with the remarks: ‘How can I perform Umrah without the Holy Prophet’, which displays his faith.

On the eve of the preparation of an expedition to Tabuk, when reportedly Heraclius, the Byzantine Emperor had collected overwhelming force to invade the nascent Muslim state of Madinah, the contribution of Hazrat Usman was unparalleled.

It was a hard time. The intensity of heat, long marches and encounter with an inveterate enemy had caused a sort of consternation among them. But the devoted and sincere Muslims undaunted by the crisis came forward, enlisted themselves and contributed towards sinews of war whatsoever they could.

The contribution of Hazrat Usman (RA) surpassed them all. He met all the expenses of one third of the army – about 10,000 infantry. Over and above that he also provided 1000 camels and 70 horses and 1000 dinar. This expedition was led by the Holy Prophet himself.

With increase in population of the Muslims in Madinah, the accommodation already available in the Masjid-e-Nabavi became small. The Holy Prophet desired to get the mosque extended.

Hazrat Usman instantly purchased the adjoining land for 25,000 dirham for the purpose. The mosque was rebuilt by him during his caliphate and all the expenses were met by him.

Likewise, he purchased land in Baqi’ for graveyard. He did not take even a single dirham from the Bait-ul-Mal for his personal use. He always helped the orphans, widows, the destitutes and the needy. He used to enfranchise a slave on every Friday.

Hazrat Umar (RA) on his death-bed nominated six notables of Madinah namely Hazrat Ali ibn-abi-Talib (RA), Hazrat Usman ibn- Affan (RA), Hazrat Zubayr ibn-al-Awam (RA), Talhah ibn-Abdullah (RA), Saad ibn-abi-Waqqas (RA) and Abd-al-Rahman ibn-Awf (RA) to form an electoral college and advised to elect any one of them with general consensus. He had further stipulated not to elect his own son Abdullah. Consequently Hazrat Usman (RA) was unanimously elected as Caliph.

During his caliphate the large Muslim empire was further extended and large territories in the north east Asia and north Africa were subdued which included Armenia and Azerbaijan, Turkistan, Khurasan and Afghanistan.

In Africa, Egypt and al- Maghrib had already been conquered by the Muslims during the caliphate of Hazrat Umar (RA) but he had not permitted to annex Ifriqiyah, the large tract of land from the eastern confines of al-Maghrib to the western border of Egypt.

During the reign of Hazrat Usman the Governor of Egypt and al-Maghrib, Abdullah ibn- Saad ibn-abi-Sarh invaded the territory and concluded a treaty. However, no Wali was appointed there then.

With the installation of Hazrat Usman as caliph, a new chapter was added in the Muslim history. Now Muslims are seen establishing their navy both in Syria and Egypt and undertaking naval expeditions.

It was during his caliphate that the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean – the first Muslim overseas land – was won in 28 A.H. (649 A.D.). Another island, Sicily, was also attacked.

The administrative set-up was almost the same as initiated during the caliphate of Hazrat Abu-Bakr (RA) and fully developed in the reign of Hazrat Umar (RA). The Council of Consultation (Majlis-e-Shura) was the supreme body to take decisions on all important and policy matters concerning the state.

The whole empire was divided into provinces each headed by a Wali (Governor). The Walis and other important state functionaries appointed during the caliphate of Hazrat Umar were retained on their posts. However, in Syria the provinces of Damascus, Jordan and Palestine were consolidated under the Governorship of Amir Muawiyah.

During the first half of his reign the administrative machinery remained unchanged, and peace prevailed throughout the state but in the second half of his caliphate, certain changes had become inevitable particularly in Kufah and Basrah, either to redress the grievances of the people or to meet the demand of the situation.

On Fridays in the Mosque of the Holy Prophet (SAW) every one had a free access to him where on one hand he received the latest information concerning the state affairs and on the other listened to the complaints against the state functionaries which were dealt with promptly.

In case of grievances received against any government dignitary posted in any of the provinces, he deputed some trusted persons for investigation on the recommendation of the Majlis-e-Shura.

The weal of the people had always been his main concern. For the convenience of the people, roads, bridges, caravan-serai, posts and mosques were built and wells were sunk.

An embankment was also constructed to check inundation of the Mosque of the Holy Prophet. For the military requirements vast pastures were developed and maintained for horses and camels. It was during his period that Muslim navy was also developed and shipyards were established to repair and manufacture warships.

When Hazrat Usman (RA) came to know of divergent mode of reciting the Holy Quran in the different parts of the Muslim Empire, he after obtaining the Holy Quran which was compiled during the caliphate of Hazrat Abu-Bkr (RA) and was kept in the custody of Umm-al-Momineen Hazrat Hafsa (RA), daughter of Hazrat Umar (RA), assigned the job of transcribing its copies to Zayd- ibn-Thabit and the copies prepared were sent to the provinces. Thus he earned another title of ‘Jame-al-Quran’.

During the last days of his reign some political upheaval erupted. The miscreants, gathering in Madinah at a time when a large number had gone for Haj, besieged his house. The rebels entered the house and struck him while he was reciting the Holy Quran. The drops of his blood fell on Quran and he died as a martyr on Friday, the 18th Zul-Hijjah 35 A.H.

(The death anniversary of Hazrat Usman Ghani is observed on 18th Zul Hijja).

http://www.dawn.com/2005/01/29/fea.htm 

By Prof Manzoor Ahmad

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Hindu Terrorist.

December 31, 2008

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A few dead Muslims out of 2000 who were burnt during Gujrat carnage
Evidence of Hindu Terrorism

"Samjhota Express" Evidence of Hindu Terrorism...

  The following news appeared in Dawn newspaper today about  a group of Hindu terrorist who planned and executed murder of several Muslims travelling in samjhota express.

 

Hindu leader admits he was involved in Malegaon blasts


NEW DELHI, Dec 30: Dayanand Pandey, a Hindu religious leader, has admitted to his involvement in the Malegaon blasts, according to officials.

Media reports quoting Additional Commissioner of Police (Anti-Terrorism Squad) Parambir Singh on Tuesday said that Pandey had confessed to his involvement in the deadly attack.

Precautions have been taken to ensure that his confession is admissible in court. Pandey was arrested in Kanpur on November 12.

He was charged with plotting the bomb blasts outside a mosque along with prime accused Pragya Singh Thakur and Lt-Col Shrikant Purohit. Eight persons were killed in the explosion.

Pandey had attended several meetings with the other accused for planning the blasts. Purohit had helped Pandey in getting weapons and explosives.

Police said it had recovered a laptop from Pandey that contained audio and video clippings which revealed details about his several meetings with the other 10 accused.—APP

Should the world believe Indian propaganda anymore? “NO”. Like I said in one of my earlier post its India, Hindu and Hinduism which propagates terrorism. There needs to be no  BIGGER PROOF than their continuous terrorism against Muslim, Christan’s, Sikhs and other minorities in Kashmir, Gujrat, Mumbai and Delhi. 

Lets wait and let the Mumbai attack realities unfold, who knows which Indina army man, which Indian politician and which Indian agency was involded in that. 

If they are asking for Lakvi chief or any other people who they think are involved in Mumbai carnage (withouth any proof) then we have every right to ask for Narainder Modi who is the real terrorist of India and was behind the execution of 2000 Muslims in Gujrat in India.

The Real Terrorist

The Real Terrorist & A Murderer

 

Truth is the reality, India tries to avert 


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