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India-Pakistan
Religious parties to mull over anti-govt drive
2016-03-09
[DAWN] Perturbed at Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Women Protection Law and execution of Mumtaz Qadri, religious forces are assembling at Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
headquarters here next week to mull over launching a joint anti-government drive.

Markazi Jamaat Ahle Hadith President Prof Sajid Mir says the meeting will be held on March 15.

MJAH is an ally of the ruling PML-N.

"The meeting will discuss a big movement aimed at protection of religious values of the country," Mir says.

He says the liberal forces have targeted family system of Islam through the women protection law but he vows to thwart the move.

He says the law lacks backing of any religious force as not a single religious party has approved of it. To combine their forces against the law, he says, leadership of all religious parties is going to meet at Mansoora on March 15 to discuss various options of holding protest.
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India-Pakistan
Headley illustrates LeT carried out 26/11 attacks with ISI help
2016-02-09
[Daily Excelsior] Pak-American terrorist David Coleman Headley, a key LeT operative, today illustrated how his outfit had planned the 26/11 attacks and executed it after two failed attempt
Curses! Foiled again!
s and gave details of the role played by ISI whose three officials he named.

Headley, who is serving 35-year prison sentence in the US for his role in the Mumbai attacks, spoke about the role of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed
...founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and its false-mustache offshoot Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The United Nations declared the JuD a terrorist organization in 2008 and Hafiz Saeed a terrorist as its leader. Hafiz, JuD and LeT are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Pak intel apparatus, so that amounted to squat...
, another LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi as well as his handler in the outfit Sajid Mir.

He gave the sequence of events leading up to the November 26, 2008 assault as he deposed before Special Judge GA Sanap via video link, in the first such case of deposition in an Indian court from foreign land.

The 55-year-old, who has turned approver in the case, revealed details about his training by LeT in Pakistain-Indian Kashmiree (PoK) and Abbottabad
... A pleasant city located only 30 convenient miles from Islamabad. The city is noted for its nice weather and good schools. It is the site of Pakistain's military academy, which was within comfortable walking distance of the residence of the late Osama bin Laden....
near Islamabad under the guidance of LeT founder "Hafiz Saeed sahab", whose picture he identified in the court, as also Lakhvi, and how he got in touch with three officers of Pakistain's ISI -- Major Ali and Major Iqbal and Major Abdul Rehman Pasha.

Headley told the court that he had changed his name from the original Dawood Gilani after instructions from the LeT commanders, including Lakhvi, and ISI officials to carry out recce in India for an attack, an "adventurous" task for him.

He also revealed that the 10 terrorists, who struck at various places in Mumbai on November 26, 2008 killing 166 people, had planned to carry out the attack twice earlier -- in September and October -- but the attempts failed. Once their boat hit a rock in the seas, because of which they lost all the arms and ammunition and had to go back to Pakistain.

"I used to treat India as my enemy. Hafiz Saeed and LeT operative Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi also saw India as their enemy," he said in his deposition which began at 7 AM.

He said he had joined the LeT after getting "influenced and motivated" by the speeches of "Hafiz Saeed Sahab".

Headley, who described himself as a "true follower of LeT, said he took his first "course" with the outfit in 2002 at Muzaffarabad and had also attended a 'leadership course' which was led by Saeed and Lakhvi.

He said he underwent 5-6 training courses in LeT camps for about two years. "Daura-e-sufa is a study course and is held in Muridke in Lahore while 'Daura-e-aam' is a preliminary military training course held in Muzaffarabad in 'Azad Kashmire' (PoK)," Headley said.

In 'Daura-e-Khas, which is a more advanced training, he was taught to handle weapons, arms, explosives and ammunition, the LeT operative said.

He said he was also given 'Daura-e-Ribat' training, an intelligence course in which setting up of safe houses and reconnaissance are taught. The center where it is taught is in Mansera, 40 miles from Abbottabad, a place in Pakistain where former Al Qaeda chief the late Osama bin Laden
... who is no longer with us, and won't be again...
was killed by the US.

Headley said he had wanted go to Kashmire and fight Indian troops but he was told that he was "too old" for that. "Lakhvi told me that they would use me for some other purpose," he said, adding it was to be more "adventurous" than Kashmire.

Talking about his travels to India, Headley said, "Before the first visit here, Sajid Mir (his LeT handler and an accused in the case) gave me instructions to make a general video of Mumbai."

He said he visited Mumbai seven times before the 2008 terror attack and Delhi once after the attack in March 2009.

To enter India, he said he changed his name from Dawood Gilani to David Headley in 2006 so that he could travel here with an American identity and set up some business.

"I applied for change in name on February 5, 2006 in Philadelphia. I changed my name to David Headley to get a new passport under that name. I wanted a new passport so that I could enter India with an American identity.

"After I got a new passport, I disclosed it to my colleagues in LeT of which one of them was Sajid Mir, the person with whom I was dealing with. The objective for coming to India was to set up an office/business so that I can live in India," he said.

Headley said he had applied for business multiple-entry visa with the Indian embassy so that he does not have to apply for Indian visa repeatedly.

"My office was established in Mumbai so that I could take cover in India," Headley told the court, adding he wanted the cover so that his real identity would not be known.

He said while applying for the Indian visa, he cooked up a story that he was an immigration consultant and had furnished all wrong information to protect his cover.

"I had discussed it (cover story) with Sajid Mir and Major Iqbal of ISI, and they were very happy to see my Indian visa," Headley told the court.

He said he knew Major Iqbal of ISI and had met him in Lahore after one Major Ali (also from ISI) introduced him to the former.

Special prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, who examined Headley and will do so again tomorrow, said, "I am absolutely satisfied with what Headley had revealed in today's deposition. Headley has given certain sensational revelations during his deposition. He confirmed that he met Hafiz Saeed and he identified his picture as well."

He said, "He (Headley) revealed a lot about Major Iqbal and Major Ali, both of them were there in ISI. It was Major Iqbal who trained him and he also unravelled names of few LeT trainers before the court."

Nikam said Headley had "joined a leadership course where both Sayeed and Lakhvi used to come and give speeches against India. He completed his education from Hasan Abdal Cadet College in Pakistain but left for America at the age of 17."

Headley's lawyer's Mahesh Jethmalini said he has confessed that he had joined LeT after being influenced by Hafiz Saeed.

Headley wanted to fight actively in Kashmire against the Indian Army but LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi
...an asset of the Pak govt and a big turban in Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is actually a redundant statement. Zak was the criminal mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attack. Despite what India's provided there is not enough evidence in this world for a Pak court to convict him or even to keep him in the calaboose for very long...
stopped him, saying something more "adventurous" was in store for him.

Giving details about the deposition of Headley which began at 7 AM here, Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told news hounds here that the terrorist said he wanted to fight against the Army deployed in Kashmire.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
Lahvi told Headley that they have something "more adventurous" for him.
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India-Pakistan
Senators tell army to stay within its constitutional limits
2015-11-13
Fat chance...
ISLAMABAD: Days after a corps commanders conference led by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif expressed worries over government’s ‘inaction’ to match initiatives taken by the armed forces to secure long-term gains of the operations against terrorists, legislators in the Upper House of parliament on Thursday called upon all the institutions to work within their constitutional limits.

Speaking on points of order in Senate, the lawmakers recognised the sacrifices rendered by the security forces in the war on terror but maintained it was the responsibility of every citizen and institution of the country to protect the constitution.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Farhatullah Babar pointed out that government had backtracked on commitments regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC); abolished Ministry of Human Rights and was still unable to appoint Foreign and Defence ministers which spoke volumes about poor governance on part of the government. However, he questioned the aptness of the ISPR statement on the issue as well. “Whether the announcement of government’s poor performance should come after corps commanders meeting? Isn’t it itself an example of poor governance?” he asked.

Babar said that the military leadership should have conveyed their concerns in private. He said that poor governance was there in civil departments, judiciary and armed forces as well. He said that the way adopted by army commanders to raise the issue was wrong.

He said that the army was fighting terrorism but there were questions which we never asked by anyone. “We never asked even about the names of foreign militants which the army every other day says it has killed in operations,” he said.

Leader of the Opposition Aitzaz Ahsan said he was the biggest critic of the government’s performance but would, along with other opposition parties, always stand by the government. He endorsed the allegation of poor performance by the government but said the ISPR did not have any right to criticise the prime minister in public.

The opposition leader noted that members from the ruling party were perhaps afraid as no one came from PML-N to raise voice in the National Assembly when Mehmood Khan Achakzai took up the issue.

Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani reiterated that all the institutions should work within their ambit. He once again advised the government to call an in-camera session of parliament to discuss the issues relating to foreign policy and the national action plan (NAP). And in case government does not want to hold a joint session of parliament, Rabbani suggested, a special session of the Upper House be called behind the closed doors.

Rabbani said that the institutions should work within their limits and adhere to rules of business in their ‘modes of communication’.

Nauman Wazir from Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) said that government’s poor performance was evident and it had done nothing in FATA.

Professor Sajid Mir said that the army had always tried to rule from behind the scene and made efforts to control affairs of the government. Army should remain within its limits and try not to become ‘supervisor’ of the civilian government, he said.

Usman Kakar from the PkMAP said that the intelligence agencies were interfering in internal and external affairs of the country and the government should not compromise on supremacy of parliament.

Senator Mohsin Laghari said be it earthquakes or floods, army is called because civil institutions are not capable of fully shouldering their responsibilities. However, he said, army should not have talked about governance in the public.

The House also held discussion on the first biannual report on the implementation of National Finance Commission (NFC) award. Members emphasised the finalisation of new NFC award at the earliest. They said the new NFC award should transfer resources to the provinces not only on the basis of population and backwardness but also keep in view the sustainable development goals.

Senator Sherry Rehman said that it was unfortunate that one of the provinces had not nominated members for the NFC award so far.
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India-Pakistan
Govt to convene counter-terrorism APC on Sept 9
2013-09-06
[Dawn] In a bid to evolve consensus on national counter-terrorism strategy, the Pakistan government has at last decided to convene a multi-party conference on September 9, DawnNews reported.
Good symbolism. The 12-year anniversary of the assassination of Ahmed Shah Masood.
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday night contacted all key political leaders of the country and officially invited them to attend the important meeting.
Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamaat-e-Ulema Islam (all branches) might present a problem, since they're sponsors and enablers of terrorism.
PTI chief Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree...
, Opposition Leader in NA Syed Khurshid Shah of PPP, MQM's Dr Farooq Sattar, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
, Mehmood Khan Achakzai of PKMAP, JI chief Syed Munawar Hassan,
... The funny-looking leader-for-life of the Pak Jamaat-e-Islami. He joined the National Students Federation (NSF), a lefty student body, and was elected its President in 1959. He came into contact with the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) Pakistan and studied the writings of Mawlana Syed Abul Ala Maududi, The Great Apostasizer. As a result, he joined IJT in 1960 and soon he was elected as President of its University of Karachi Unit and member of the Central Executive Council. He was Assistant Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistain in 1992-93, and became Secretary General in 1993. After years of holding Qazi's camel he was named Amir when the old man stepped down in 2009...
Mir Hasil Bazinjo and Allama Sajid Mir were among those who were invited by the interior minister.
So you know they're gonna accomplish something substantive.
The moot was initially scheduled to take place on July 12. However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
it was delayed because the government wanted to further fine tune the draft of its national security and counter-terrorism policy before tabling it at the conference.
There it can be contemptuously dismissed as an instrument of American imperialism.
The political leadership of Pakistan is expected to decide in the meeting whether to negotiate with Taliban militants or to use force to eradicate the menace of terrorism facing the country.
I'm guessing they're going to go for the negotiations route. That will put them on the back burner until the Americans are out of Afghanistan, at which point the Taliban wil take over to Obama's surprise, and the guys with turbans can then swarm across the LOC. They can have another war over Kargil or Siachen or someplace like that. Hafiz Saeed will howl for the use of nuclear weapons to avenge the blood of Moslems. Maybe they will this time and both Islamabad and Muzzafargah will be vaporized, the blood of their inhabitants along with them. Maybe Peshawar. Pakistain will lose the war. The turbans will return to plotting the next one.
Speaking to a press conference on July 4, Chaudhry Nisar said Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani
... four star general, current Chief of Army Staff of the Mighty Pak Army. Kayani is the former Director General of ISI...
and DG ISI Lt-Gen Zaheerul Islam would brief the party heads on security situation in different parts of the country in the conference, officially called by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
earlier on the same date.
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India-Pakistan
Religious parties in disarray due to internal rifts
2013-04-24
[Dawn] As elections are less than three weeks away, religious parties, which had swept the 2002 polls in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
from the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal platform, are in disarray due to internal rifts, which may benefit other political groups.MMA, which comprised Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
, Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
factions of Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
and Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
, Jamaat Ulema-e-Pakistain-Noorani, Jamaat Ahle Hadith of Sajid Mir and Tehrik-e-Islami of Allama Sajid Naqvi, had secured 59 of the total 99 general seats of the provincial assembly in 2002.It bagged a total of 3,181,483 votes in the 2002 elections.In the 2008 elections, JUI-F used the MMA symbol 'book' but suffered major defeat.
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India-Pakistan
Nuggets From The Urdu Press
2013-01-27
These nuggets are culled from the Urdu press. They are summarised here without comment. Absurd or ridiculous, tft takes no responsibility for them
In which a blockbuster is sold, women are paid, a handsome bribe fails...and the Imran factor is declared dead. Sing loudly hosannas, dear Reader, for all that is good on this final Sunday in January.
Orya Maqbul Jan on democracy
Writing in Dunya famous columnist and intellectual Orya Maqbul Jan said that interest-based economy and democracy were two evils that looked pretty on surface but were ugly in essence. Their exterior was magical but their interior was blood-stained, savage and disgusting. They rode together and could not last without each other's help. The media, which is the bought slave of these two wolves, presents itself as a sheep to the nation but in fact it was a Dracula clad in fine attire. The people became ensnared in their magic and fell victim to their bloody fangs. Under democracy the evil of trickle-down effect spread by capitalism fills the coffers of the rich who are then supposed to throw some crumbs to the populace.
Sounds like a blockbuster film proposal -- but we definitely want a Marianne type to play Democracie.
Tahirul Qadri bribed women with Rs 2,000 each
Quoted in Dunya Sajid Mir leader of Markazi Jamaat Ahle Hadith stated that Tahirul Qadri was put forward as a pawn by the US and UK while the military and the establishment were trying to damage the political base of Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
in Punjab. His long marchers were propelled by bribe. He gave Rs 2,000 each to all women who attended his rally in Lahore. He added that MQM and PMLQ were also filling Qadri's treasury with their funds so that he can go on disrupting politics. After the death of 'Imran factor' Qadri was the new pawn placed in the field of politics.

Tahirul Qadri enemy of democracy
Quoted in Jang Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan stated that Qadri had entered Pakistain as an enemy of democracy. Fazlur Rehman of JUIF said that Qadri was a doctor who had come to cut up the belly of democracy but he (Fazl) will not allow him to do that.

Story of two Tahirs
Writing in Dunya Nazeer Naji stated that once adviser to governor Punjab under Musharraf, Allama Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi went to see his namesake Allama Tahirul Qadri to tell him that General Musharraf looked at Qadri with kindness after receiving a gracious letter of extreme unction from Allama Dr Qadri. The meeting was most propitious because when Ashrafi came to his car his drivers had received expensive cloth for their suits and large bundle of gifts for Ashrafi had already been placed in his car. After this, letters were exchanged between Musharraf and Qadri but after some time Musharraf turned his attention elsewhere, whereupon Qadri wrote to him saying he would not mind becoming head of the Council of Islamic Ideology. But Musharraf did not show any reaction.

Qazi Hussain Ahmad great man
Columnist and anchor Hamid Mir wrote in Jang that Qazi Hussain Ahmad
... third president (1987--2009) of the PakJamaat-e-Islami. Qazi was also head of the Muttahidah Majlis-e-Amal until his ego became bigger than the organization. Qazi is what is known as a fiery preacher, which means he has lots of volume, a good delivery, and not a lot of reverence for coherence. He was the patron of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Rasool Sayyaf and Osama bin Laden during the war against the Soviets. He used to recommend drinking camel's urine to maintain good health before his kidneys started to go...
was the greatest Jamaat Islami leader after Maulana Maududi. His moderation was so touching that journalist Suhail Warraich, who was critical of Jamaat, got Qazi Hussain Ahmad to solemnize his marriage. After Musharraf fired Nawaz Sharif's government, he called on Qazi to join him but Qazi was not forthcoming with enthusiasm. In 2001 Hamid Mir went to Tehran with Qazi and met Hekmatyar who was then staying there. Qazi was critical of Hekmatyar who defended himself with deference. Qazi told him that it was wrong to start infighting among mujahideen and it was important to reach out to Northern Alliance. Qazi declined to become chief of the Jamaat for the fourth time in 2008.

What is Minhajul Koran?
Daily Jang published a profile of Tahirul Qadri's organization Minhajul Koran saying Tahirul Qadri and six of his family controlled it. Out of the Board of Directors three were approached but they were not aware they were members of the Board. Justice (Retd) Sheikh Riaz Hussain said he was a member a long time ago and Prof Humayun Ehsan said he did not know that he was on the Board. MNA Farooq Amjad Mir of Tehrik Insaf said he had resigned from the Board of Minhaj but did not know he was still a member. Qadri's two sons Hasan and Husain Muhiuddin hold important offices in Minhaj. Muhiuddin was the name of the famous mystic Abdul Qadir Jilani.

CM Hoti and fourth marriage
Reported in Dunya Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
Amir Azam Hoti had married his fourth wife Humaira without the permission of his third wife Shamim Kayani
... four star general, current Chief of Army Staff of the Mighty Pak Army. Kayani is the former Director General of ISI...
who had demanded payment of Rs 11 crore. In one court Hoti had pledged to pay Rs 11 crore to Shamim Kayani and give her a house in Islamabad in six months while in another court he had denied that he was married to her. Meanwhile Shamim Kayani has told the court that she fears for her life.

Hameed Gul says India about to fall
Reported in Dunya an organization called Kashmire Liberation Front was demonstrating in front of the Islamabad Press Club demanding liberation of Kashmire from India and its revival as a sovereign state. During the demonstration retired ISI boss Hameed Gul passed by, at which the protesters raised slogans against Pakistain too. Hameed Gul went into the crowd and advised them to raise the slogan of joining Pakistain because India was about to fall.

Only relationship with India: enmity!
Daily Dunya reported that retired generals of Pakistain army said rude things about India. Aslam Beg
...occasionally incoherent retired four-star general who was the Chief of Army Staff of the Mighty Pak Army, succeeding the creepy General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, after the latter was rubbed out died in an air crash in 1988. The general was involved up to his hairy ears in the Mehran bank scandal, shuffling millions in public money to buy or lease politicians, and is believed one of the prime movers in the sale of Pak nuclear technology to Iran. He ranks second only to Hamid Gul in the volume and flavor of his anti-Western vitriol..
said if India was feeling indisposed then Pakistain had the right medicine for her cure (tabiyat theek kar dain gai). The generals said India had two sets of teeth, one for showing and one for eating and that it had not accepted Pakistain as a state. Mirza Aslam Beg said India was shooting our soldiers across the border while some Paks were doing japhian (embraces) of amn ki asha (hope for peace) with Indians. He said Pakistain could accept not India as a Most Favoured Nation because India still had to decide the issue of Kashmire. Hameed Gul said the only rishta (relationship) with India was that of enmity.

PMLQ richest, PPP poorest!
Reported in Jang the Election Commission made public the funds notified by the political parties. PMLQ was the richest with 5 crore in the bank, the PPP poorest with only Rs 4 lakh. PMLN had Rs 3 crore, MQM and Insaf had one crore each.

Balochistan as two-nation province
Quoted in Dunya leader of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Mehmood Khan Achakzai stated that Pakistain must accept the prior right of the Baloch over all natural resources of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
. He said the Balochistan issue would be resolved when the existence of two nations - Baloch and Pashtun - was accepted there through a constitutional arrangement. He said the chief minister's post should alternate between the two nations.

Leftist Pervaiz Rasheed and the Quaid
Writing in Dunya famous columnist Haroon Rasheed stated that Senator Pervaiz Rasheed of PMLN was an old leftist who had found a niche in Nawaz Sharif's party while forgetting that Moslem League is a party of Quaid-e-Azam whom he never quotes. He was pulling the PMLN in the direction of liberal-leftists while more loyal Moslem Leaguers like Raja Zafrul Haq had receded to the background. Now the latest lesson Pervaiz Rasheed had taught Nawaz Sharif was that he should get the old leftists on board to benefit from their strength. When the traditional voters of PMLN discover that the party has compromised on its fundamental values they will stop supporting it.
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India-Pakistan
'Outing' Elements Behind Mumbai Attacks
2012-11-25
Intelligence officials told a court in Rawalpindi that Lashkar-e-Taiba used several training camps inside Pakistain for the attacks that killed 166 people

After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Pakistain took steps to meet the Indian plaint about the participation of Pak elements in their planning and execution. It accepted that Paks were involved. It accepted that Pakistain-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
was involved too and started a trial against one of its leaders, Ziaur Rehman Lakhvi, and several others at an anti-terrorism court inside Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. But it denied that the ISI was involved.

This month, Pakistain authorities decided to tell the Court that Al-Qaeda-linked LeT used several training camps inside Pakistain for the attacks. This is an advance on the trend of agreeing with the details revealed by India after the attacks. The trial has dragged on at Rawalpindi with rumours that the prison conditions for Lakhvi and others were made lax. The Court has recently acquitted deserter Major Haroon Ashiq, the target-killer operated by Al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri who was later himself killed by a drone. But the latest official admission of the terrorist camps tends to increase the possibility of linking personalities other than those in LeT to Mumbai attacks.

Daily Dawn (11 Nov 2012) reported the following: "Intelligence officials informed an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi Adiala jail that suspects in the Mumbai attacks case got training at various centres of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) turban organization, including navigational training in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...

"The suspects were trained at the LeT training centres at Yousaf Goth in Bloody Karachi, Buttle in Mansehra, Mirpur Sakro in Thatta and Muzaffarabad... additional abettors were trained at LeT centres and at sea near Yousaf Goth in Bloody Karachi's Gadap town"
"The officials were in charge of CID stations in Okara, Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, Mandi Bahauddin and Sheikhupura. They said the suspects, who allegedly participated in the attacks, were trained at the LeT training centres at Yousaf Goth in Bloody Karachi, Buttle in Mansehra,
...a city and an eponymous district in eastern Khyber-Pakthunwa, nestled snug up against Pak Kashmir, with Kohistan and Diamir to the north and Abbottabad to the south...
Mirpur Sakro in Thatta and Muzaffarabad... additional abettors were trained at LeT centres and at sea near Yousaf Goth in Bloody Karachi's Gadap town."

Does this mean that Pakistain has admitted the attacks were planned in Pakistain? No, because in 2009, Pakistain had already acknowledged the Mumbai attacks were partly plotted on its soil and announced criminal proceedings against eight suspects, including three alleged ringleaders, heeding US and Indian demands to punish those responsible for the deaths of 166 people. Pakistain was no longer in denial. Interior Minister Rehman Malik
Pak politician, Interior Minister under the Gilani government. Malik is a former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) intelligence officer who rose to head the FIA during Benazir Bhutto's second tenure. Malik was tossed from his FIA job in 1998 after documenting the breath-taking corruption of the Sharif family. By unhappy coincidence Nawaz Sharif became PM at just that moment and Malik moved to London one step ahead of the button men. He had to give up the interior ministry job because he held dual Brit citizenship.
announced he had uncovered some training grounds in Bloody Karachi.

The media war that began between India and Pakistain after 2008 should have ended after that, with the Pak media eating humble pie, but it did not happen. After the latest revelation at Adiala jail, the Pak media should have covered the event in great detail. But it did not. Some denial is still there, at least on the part of the media. But after Geo TV's Kamran Khan unveiled the news about the Adiala 'outing' of LeT, the media was too stunned by its defeat to comment on it.

In 2008, the only Pak terrorist captured in the Mumbai attacks, Ajmal Kasab, implicated the Pak Navy and the Dawood Ibrahim network based in Bloody Karachi for providing assistance and training for the Mumbai assault team.

Documents seized from the late Osama bin Laden's compound show that the dear departed Al Qaeda master was in regular, direct contact with the top man of the LeT. The files also suggest that bin Laden and Al Qaeda had played a significant role in planning the attack on Mumbai
This is how India and the international community views LeT: "Lashkar-e-Taiba forces fight alongside Al Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan. It conducts operations in India, Bangladesh, Pakistain, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and Chechnya. Like Al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba seeks to establish a Mohammedan caliphate in southern and Central Asia. The group essentially runs a state within a state of Pakistain."

But Pakistain was not willing to admit more than what it admitted in 2009. It was not willing to accept Ajmal Kasab's confessions relating to Pak state functionaries. Then something even more unexpected happened in June 2012. A key suspect in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, Syed Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jandal, was incarcerated
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in their national face...
and turned over to Indian authorities.

Abu Jandal reportedly made significant admissions implicating members of the Mighty Pak Army and ISI in the planning of the attack. The Mumbai siege, he is reported to have told Indian authorities, was orchestrated by LeT, which he described as a long-time proxy of Pakistain's military and intelligence establishment. According to the Indians, he also told them that LeT chieftain Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
...who would be wearing a canvas jacket with very long sleeves anyplace but Pakistain...
was present in the control room during the attack. The Indians say he also named two Mighty Pak Army officers, Sajid Mir and Major Iqbal, as being directly involved in the terrorist attack. Another ex-Pak terrorist, David Headley, was also connected to the Mumbai attacks. He is now under arrest in the US. He was reportedly was paid off (425,000) by Major Iqbal for doing recce for the attacks. Headley admits to have reported to Ilyas Kashmiri in Wazoo, the terrorist who preyed on and launched attacks on the Pakistain Army as well.

More damage was in store. In 2011, the Americans killed Osama bin Laden
... who abandoned all hope when he entered there...
in Abbottabad
... A pleasant city located only 30 convenient miles from Islamabad. The city is noted for its nice weather and good schools. It is the site of Pakistain's military academy, which was within comfortable walking distance of the residence of the late Osama bin Laden....
. Documents captured by them in Osama bin Laden's compound show that the dear departed Al Qaeda master was in regular, direct contact with the Let's top man. The files also suggest that bin Laden and Al Qaeda had played a significant role in planning the attack on Mumbai. The surveillance reports paid for by the ISI's man reportedly ended up in bin Laden's hands.

Bruce Riedel, a former CIA operative and advisor to President B.O. on Afghanistan and Pakistain, based on his opinion on these documents, wrote that Osama bin Laden had been in close contact with Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the top LeT man, and helped plan the 2008 Mumbai attack. The revelation of Mr Saeed's alleged ties to bin Laden led the US to offer a $10 million bounty for information that could lead to the LeT chieftain's successful prosecution. The relationship is traced back to Abdullah Azzam the founder of both Al Qaeda and LeT, the latter born as Dawat wal Irshad in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
next Azzam's own office. A mentor of Osama bin Laden, Azzam was killed in Peshawar.

One Pak journalist who lost his life telling the truth about the Mumbai attack was Saleem Shahzad. In his book Inside Al Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond Bin Laden and 9/11(Pluto Press 2011), he wrote that it was Al Qaeda who planned the Mumbai attack 'through former Pakistain army officers with help from LeT without the knowledge of the ISI despite the fact that LeT was on ISI's leash'. He wrote further:

'The Mumbai operation was actually the revival of an old ISI plan. The idea was to deflect the Pakistain Army away from Waziristan and get it to fight India instead. This nearly succeeded: Pakistain's turban leaders Mullah Fazlullah
...son-in-law of holy man Sufi Mohammad. Known as Mullah FM, Fazlullah had the habit of grabbing his FM mike when the mood struck him and bellowing forth sermons. Sufi suckered the Pak govt into imposing Shariah on the Swat Valley and then stepped aside whilst Fazlullah and his Talibs imposed a reign of terror on the populace like they hadn't seen before, at least not for a thousand years or so. For some reason the Pak intel services were never able to locate his transmitter, much bomb it. After ruling the place like a conquered province for a year or so, Fazlullahs Talibs began gobbling up more territory as they pushed toward Islamabad, at which point as a matter of self-preservation the Mighty Pak Army threw them out and chased them into Afghanistan...
and Baitullah Mehsud announced that they would fight alongside Pakistain's armed forces in an India-Pakistain war, and the director general of ISI, Lt-Gen Ahmad Shuja Pasha, confirmed this understanding in his briefing to national and foreign correspondents when he called Fazlullah and Baitullah Mehsud Pakistain's strategic assets' (p.95).

In the July 2005 issue of monthly Herald, Zulfiqar Ali described one of the terrorist camps in Mansehra where Al Qaeda had interface with our jihadi organizations, including LeT. The news in 2001 that the Mansehra camp had been disbanded was mere exaggeration. Before Osama bin Laden was finally made to live in Abbottabad, he thought he could be comfortable in Mansehra where Al Qaeda was lending a hand.

Abbas Nasir has noted (Dawn 17 Nov 2012) the sophistication of Jamaat-ud-Dawa
...the front organization of Lashkar-e-Taiba...
(JD), the successor of LeT headed by Mr Saeed, in dealing with the fallout of Mumbai attacks. He relates this image of JD as a welfare organization to Hafiz Muhammad Saeed's interface with the establishment. Nasir quotes:

'Earlier this week, Hindustan Times carried a story that Ziaur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the key accused facing trial for the Mumbai carnage in Rawalpindi's Adiala prison, has fathered a child during his four-year incarceration. The child is said to be two years old. The report says this was disclosed to his Indian interrogators by another key suspect, Abu Jandal, who was extradited from Saudi Arabia. Abu Jandal is reported to have said this good news was given to him by Lakhvi himself in a phone conversation'.

Monthly Naya Zamana (Oct 2012) quoted the BBC as saying that federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik told the visiting Indian foreign minister SM Krishna that Pakistain was helpless to do anything against a popular leader of Jamaat-ud-Dawa because the court had let him off the hook. Rehman Malik explained that after the government arrested him in the wake of Mumbai attacks and produced him before the Court the judge let him go because his lawyer had been a teacher of the said judge. The Court adjudged him as unconnected with LeT.
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Fazl announces revival of MMA without JI, JUI-S
2012-10-19
[Dawn] Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F)
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
on Thursday announced the revival of the defunct religious parties' alliance Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) without inclusion of Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
(JI) and JUI-S (Sami-ul-Haq group), DawnNews reported.

Speaking during a presser, the JUI-F chief said the national security is facing dire threats and it was call of the hour to revive the coalition of religious parties in the country. "Even ideological values of the nation are being tried to be replaced," said Fazl.

Commenting on exclusion of the JI from the alliance, Rehman said, "They (JI) will be invited in the next meeting."

Fazlur Rehman said he had always opposed all military operations whether in Pakistain or in Afghanistan, adding that he neither belongs to Taliban nor to the government.

Owais Noorani, Qari Zawar Bahadur, Mufti Abrar, Sahibzada Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair, Professor Sajid Mir, Allama Sajid Naqvi and other prominent religious leaders belonging to different religious groups of the country also accompanied the JUI-F chief during the presser.

The MMA had won the second largest majority in the National Assembly with 58 out of 342 seats and a majority in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
(the then NWFP) assembly in the 2002 election.

There has been growing concerns among workers of religio-political parties for the last six months or so as the JI had attached conditions for joining the MMA.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Esquimeau village our hero was receiving a quick lesson in aeronautics......
Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami, the founding party of MMA, also brushed aside its chances of joining the alliance.

JUI-S provincial chief Maulana Yousaf Shah said last month that Fazlur Rehman was politically isolated and made the announcement of reviving the MMA to mobilise his party workers.

"JUI-Sami has abandoned MMA and will never become its part," he said.

Shah said his party chief, Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
, who was also the chairman of Defa-e-Pakistain Council (DPC), might form a new electoral alliance before next general elections.
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US slaps sanctions on 8 LeT leaders including 26/11 mastermind
2012-08-31
[India Express] The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on Pakistain-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba's
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
top eight commanders, including Mumbai terrorist attack criminal mastermind Sajid Mir and its founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed's
...who would be wearing a canvas jacket with very long sleeves anyplace but Pakistain...
son.

Announcing the sanctions, the US said LeT, despite being designated as a foreign terrorist organization in January 2002, continues to "operate in Pakistain" and throughout the region and engage in terrorist activities worldwide.

"LeT has conducted numerous terrorist acts against Pak, Indian, Afghan and US interests and is responsible for the November 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed more than 160 people, including six Americans, and the July 2006 Mumbai train bombings that killed more than 180 people," the Department of Treasury said.

Besides Mir, other LeT leaders slapped with sanctions are Abdullah Mujahid, Ahmed Yaqub, Hafiz Khalid Walid, Qari Muhammad Yaqoob Sheikh, Amir Hamza, Abdullah Muntazir, and Talha Saeed, the son of the LeT leader Saeed.

Individuals targeted today are based in Pakistain and involved in LeT's propaganda campaigns, financial networks, and logistic support networks.

"Today's targets also include military commanders directly responsible for the murderous 2008 Mumbai attacks as well as attacks on coalition and Afghan forces. Today's designations are designed to undermine LeT's leadership and support networks of LeT that have planned terrorist attacks around the world," the Treasury Department said.

"Today's action against LeT is Treasury's most comprehensive to date against this group and includes individuals participating in all aspects of LeT's operations - from commanders planning attacks to those managing LeT's relationships with other terrorist groups," Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S Cohen said.
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Dupe URL: Nuggets From The Urdu Press
2012-04-07
Secularists feared by Sajid Mir
Daily Nawa-e-Waqt reported leader of Markazi Ahle Hadith as saying that if the religious parties went on quarrelling among themselves the secularists of Pakistan might come to power again. If the mullahs got together he said the people will 'give them note together with vote'.


How blasphemers are invented
Monthly Naya Zamana had a report from Nabil Anwar Dhaku Chakwal which told the story of how a Foreign Office clerk Mohammad Ishaq turned saint while in America was named blasphemer in Talagang and sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet PUBH by a judge in Adiala jail Rawalpindi after a scared judge in Jhelum had first gave him death. Ishaq became popular in Talagang as cult figure and his followers chanted 'Ya Rasul-Allah' which was interpreted by jealous Deobandis as insult. A judge refused to take the case because he was scared of the Deobandis but later another scared judge in Jhelum gave him death, confirmed in Adiala jail.
Indian Kashmir attacks Valentine's Day
According to monthly Naya Zamana Muslim women's organisation led by Asia Andarabi went around stopping what they thought was Valentine's Day in the Valley. They were confronted by a couple in a restaurant who said they were about to be married and had come to the restaurant because it was their right. Asia retorted that even married couples were not allowed by Islam to celebrate Valentine's Day.
American, Iran and Ikhwan are enemies!
Daily Mashriq reported the police chief of Dubai as saying that the enemy of the Muslims were America, Iran and Ikhwan al Muslimoon in power in Egypt. Talking to a Kuwaiti paper he said that the region was under threat from the three.


Kayani as Salahuddin Ayubi
Writing in Jang famous columnist Haroon Rasheed stated that he greatly longed to write books about certain great people he revered and the first among them would be Dr Rafeeq Akhtar of Gujjar Khan known as the spiritual mentor of Imran Khan. Those who came after him as worthy of books authored by Haroon Rasheed were: Tipu Sultan, Jinnah and Salahuddin Ayubi. He said he had once called General Kayani the Salahuddin Ayubi of Pakistan which was not liked by journalist, Ayaz Amir.

Brigadier Ali wanted to kill generals
Monthly Naya Zamana reported that Hizbut Tahrir member Brigadier Ali Khan had planned to use Air Force planes to attack a corps commanders' meeting at the GHQ and thus kill all the generals in order to establish a Khilafat in Pakistan. Some Muslim civilians were also involved in the plot but all of them were British citizens.

Two kinds of storms
Writing in Jang Hamid Mir said that there were two kinds of storm (toofan): the first was ones created by Nature and they were genuine against which can be no human resistance. The second kind was invented by the human mind which in fact was turbulence of one mind which some wished to transfer to other minds. This storm was a mental storm and was composed of conspiracies. The first genuine storm was desi (home-made) while the second one was valayati and internationally linked. This valayati storm was not understood but every time it appealed to the people as social revolution it brought on the government of military rule.

Afghan Taliban leader killed in custody
Reported in monthly Naya Zamana, Afghan Taliban leader Maulana Ubaidullah Akhund was killed in custody in Karachi after being arrested in 2007 from Balochistan. Akhund was army chief of defence under Mullah Umar and belonged to Qandahar. He was released the same year but was rearrested in 2008 and kept in jail in Karachi where he died of heart attack, according to official sources. (Another commander of Mullah Umar - Dadullah - was arrested in 2010 from Sindh.)

Sindh Assembly and English
Daily Express reported that the Sindh Assembly got hot when one lady MPA Shazia Marri stated that she was offended by the English language used in a draft resolution by an opposition lady MPA named Marvi Rashdi. She told her that her English was wrong and she had no manners. Rashdi responded by saying Marri did not use normal makeup but applied think paint on her face. The speaker had to stop proceedings of the house.

Mansoor Ijaz and state agencies
Writing in Jang Hamid Mir stated that Mansoor Ijaz was known to him from the past as a plotter against Pakistan but some state agencies were attracted to him despite the fact that he had persuaded Musharraf to declare ceasefire in Kashmir which set the liberation movement against itself and against Pakistan. But those who spoke against Mansoor Ijaz as an enemy of Pakistan were accused by the agencies of being kafir.

Wife of Shakeel Afridi dismissed
Reported in Monthly Naya Zamana, a health officer with the government Shakeel Afridi was given Congressional Gold Medal for helping the US to get to Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad and kill him. He was a surgeon in Khyber Agency but moved to Abbottabad to conduct fake polio tests. The government in Peshawar moved - after his arrest and subsequent case of treason against him - to dismiss also his wife who was principal of Darra Adamkhel Girls Degree College from her job.

From 'farangi' slave to 'Amrikan' slave
Quoted in Nawa-e-Waqt leader of JUI Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the rulers of Pakistan had converted from Pakistan from the slaves of farangi (British) to slaves of America. After that the country was made insecure and the rulers began to loot it through corruption while extending the begging bowl to enemies of Pakistan.


Why destroy Osama's house so quickly?
Columnist Ishtiaq Beg wrote in Jang that it was perhaps not proper to demolish the house of Osama bin Laden in great haste. Many people may have doubts as to the motives behind the destruction of the house. The place could have been preserved as a school for girls or a public library. But there was also the consideration that the house could become a centre of attention for the lovers of Osama bin Laden.

Government hiding facts about Osama
Famous historian an ex-Intelligence Bureau officer Dr Safdar Mehmood wrote in Jang that the government will not reveal everything about the residence of Osama bin Laden and the incident of May 2 when the Americans came and killed Osama. Likewise Aimal Kansi was hiding in a remote hotel when the CIA was allowed to pick him up take him to the US and get him sentenced to death.
 

Wukla go on the rampage
Reported in Express lawyers in Lahore called wukla for their violent conduct beat up a civilian judge in Lahore and threw him out of the court. One lawyer named Iftikhar Bhatti first demanded that the judge give his judgement on his advice. When this was not done he became violent. Other wukla joined and beat up the judge. On seeing this, the judges in other courts got scared and struck work.
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Nuggets From The Urdu Press
2012-04-08
Secularists feared by Sajid Mir
Daily Nawa-e-Waqt reported leader of Markazi Ahle Hadith as saying that if the religious parties went on quarrelling among themselves the secularists of Pakistain might come to power again.
Both are corrupt, as is the Army of the Pure, so the country loses regardless.
If the mullahs got together he said the people will 'give them note together with vote'.

How blasphemers are invented
Monthly Naya Zamana had a report from Nabil Anwar Dhaku Chakwal which told the story of how a Foreign Office clerk Mohammad Ishaq turned saint while in America was named blasphemer in Talagang and sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet PUBH by a judge in Adiala jail Rawalpindi after a scared judge in Jhelum had first gave him death. Ishaq became popular in Talagang as cult figure and his followers chanted 'Ya Rasul-Allah' which was interpreted by jealous Deobandis as insult. A judge refused to take the case because he was scared of the Deobandis but later another scared judge in Jhelum gave him death, confirmed in Adiala jail.

Indian Kashmire attacks Valentine's Day
According to monthly Naya Zamana Mohammedan women's organization led by Asia Andarabi went around stopping what they thought was Valentine's Day in the Valley. They were confronted by a couple in a restaurant who said they were about to be married and had come to the restaurant because it was their right. Asia retorted that even married couples were not allowed by Islam to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Heaven forfend, a Christian holiday celebrating the love of a man for a woman!
American, Iran and Ikhwan are enemies!
Daily Mashriq reported the police chief of Dubai as saying that the enemy of the Mohammedans were America, Iran and Ikhwan al Muslimoon in power in Egypt. Talking to a Kuwaiti paper he said that the region was under threat from the three.
But not the Juices. Why d'you suppose he missed that one?
Kayani as Salahuddin Ayubi
Writing in Jang famous columnist Haroon Rasheed stated that he greatly longed to write books about certain great people he revered and the first among them would be Dr Rafeeq Akhtar of Gujjar Khan known as the spiritual mentor of Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree...
. Those who came after him as worthy of books authored by Haroon Rasheed were: Tipu Sultan, Jinnah and Salahuddin Ayubi. He said he had once called General Kayani
... four star general, current Chief of Army Staff of the Mighty Pak Army. Kayani is the former Director General of ISI...
the Salahuddin Ayubi of Pakistain which was not liked by journalist, Ayaz Amir.

Brigadier Ali wanted to kill generals
Monthly Naya Zamana reported that Hizbut Tahrir
...an al-Qaeda recruiting organization banned in most countries. It calls for the reestablishment of the Caliphate...
member Brigadier Ali Khan had planned to use Air Force planes to attack a corps commanders' meeting at the GHQ and thus kill all the generals in order to establish a Khilafat in Pakistain. Some Mohammedan civilians were also involved in the plot but all of them were British citizens.

Two kinds of storms
Writing in Jang Hamid Mir said that there were two kinds of storm (toofan): the first was ones created by Nature and they were genuine against which can be no human resistance. The second kind was invented by the human mind which in fact was turbulence of one mind which some wished to transfer to other minds. This storm was a mental storm and was composed of conspiracies. The first genuine storm was desi (home-made) while the second one was valayati and internationally linked. This valayati storm was not understood but every time it appealed to the people as social revolution it brought on the government of military rule.

Afghan Taliban leader killed in jug
Reported in monthly Naya Zamana, Afghan Taliban leader Maulana Ubaidullah Akhund was killed in jug in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
after being locked away in 2007 from Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
. Akhund was army chief of defence under Mullah Umar and belonged to Qandahar. He was released the same year but was relocked away in 2008 and kept in jail in Bloody Karachi where he died of heart attack, according to official sources. (Another commander of Mullah Umar - Dadullah - was locked away in 2010 from Sindh.)
I'm finding it hard to work up the proper level of indignation...
Sindh Assembly and English
Daily Express reported that the Sindh Assembly got hot when one lady MPA Shazia Marri stated that she was offended by the English language used in a draft resolution by an opposition lady MPA named Marvi Rashdi. She told her that her English was wrong and she had no manners. Rashdi responded by saying Marri did not use normal makeup but applied think paint on her face. The speaker had to stop proceedings of the house.
Did they speak in English so all could understand, or did one speak Sindhi and the other Aer?
Mansoor Ijaz and state agencies
Writing in Jang Hamid Mir stated that Mansoor Ijaz was known to him from the past as a plotter against Pakistain but some state agencies were attracted to him despite the fact that he had persuaded Musharraf to declare ceasefire in Kashmire which set the liberation movement against itself and against Pakistain. But those who spoke against Mansoor Ijaz as an enemy of Pakistain were accused by the agencies of being kafir.
Which ends all discussion.
Wife of Shakeel Afridi dismissed
Reported in Monthly Naya Zamana, a health officer with the government Shakeel Afridi was given Congressional Gold Medal for helping the US to get to the late Osama bin Laden
... who no longer exists...
in Abbottabad
... A pleasant city located only 30 convenient miles from Islamabad. The city is noted for its nice weather and good schools. It is the site of Pakistain's military academy, which was within comfortable walking distance of the residence of the late Osama bin Laden....
and kill him. He was a surgeon in Khyber Agency but moved to Abbottabad to conduct fake polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
tests. The government in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar moved - after his arrest and subsequent case of treason against him - to dismiss also his wife who was principal of Darra Adamkhel Girls Degree College from her job.

From 'farangi' slave to 'Amrikan' slave
Quoted in Nawa-e-Waqt leader of JUI Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
said that the rulers of Pakistain had converted from Pakistain from the slaves of farangi (British) to slaves of America. After that the country was made insecure and the rulers began to loot it through corruption while extending the begging bowl to enemies of Pakistain.

Why destroy Osama's house so quickly?
Columnist Ishtiaq Beg wrote in Jang that it was perhaps not proper to demolish the house of Osama bin Laden in great haste. Many people may have doubts as to the motives behind the destruction of the house. The place could have been preserved as a school for girls or a public library. But there was also the consideration that the house could become a centre of attention for the lovers of Osama bin Laden.

Government hiding facts about Osama
Famous historian an ex-Intelligence Bureau officer Dr Safdar Mehmood wrote in Jang that the government will not reveal everything about the residence of Osama bin Laden and the incident of May 2 when the Americans came and killed Osama. Likewise Aimal Kansi
...the thoroughly odious man who came to the U.S. on a forged Pakistani passport and shot five CIA employees at Langley in 1993 before escaping back to Pakistan. The Pashtun relatives he fled to sold him to the CIA for the multi-million dollar reward. Mr. Kansi was returned to America, properly tried and convicted. The death sentence was carried out in 2002. All sorts of interesting people attended his funeral in Pakistan, and a mosque was built to memorialize his martyrdom.
was hiding in a remote hotel when the CIA was allowed to pick him up take him to the US and get him sentenced to death.

Wukla go on the rampage
Reported in Express lawyers in Lahore called wukla for their violent conduct beat up a civilian judge in Lahore and threw him out of the court. One lawyer named Iftikhar Bhatti first demanded that the judge give his judgement on his advice. When this was not done he became violent. Other wukla joined and beat up the judge. On seeing this, the judges in other courts got scared and struck work.
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Nuggets from the Urdu press
2012-02-19
Eight judges looted in Bahawalnagar
Reported in Jinnah eight civil and district judges were looted by seven dacoits in a singUule attempt in Bahawalnagar in Bahawalpur. The brother in law of the local district and sessions had died and all the judges flocked to his house for condolences. The seven dacoits stopped them on the way back on gunpoint and looted all their belongings. One dacoit was killed after the police intercepted him while the rest got away. This was considered a record in the history of lower judiciary anywhere in the world.
 
Aitzaz Ahsan lost his honour
Daily Pakistain reported that a number of religious scholars including Sajid Mir were of the opinion that Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan had lost the honour he had won during the lawyers' movement to restore the judiciary when he undertook to defend the presidential immunity because in Islam there was no immunity to any head of the state.
 
Nawaz paying Mansoor's lawyer
Opposition PPP leader in Punjab Assembly Raja Riaz was quoted by Express as saying that Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
was actually paying the fee of Akram Sheikh representing Mansoor Ijaz after reaching secret understanding with the latter who was perceived to be very effective in the Supreme Court, which Mansoor Ijaz had no way of knowing. He said Mansoor should be placed on ECL and not allowed to leave Pakistain.
 
Presidential office threatened by judiciary
Lawyer-leader Asma Jahangir told daily Pakistain that if the Court did not accept the immunity of President Zardari under the Constitution, no president would be safe in his office. She was of the opinion that the government should have approached Switzerland
...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell...
courts and raised the question of immunity there. If the judiciary did not speak in a vacuum then the Supreme Court should realise that there was a state within the state in Pakistain, she said.
 
Taliban kill if the opinion ignored
Daily Pakistain reported a Taliban spokesperson Ehsanullah that if the Taliban point of view was not reported by journalists then they would be killed just as Mukarram Khan a news hound of Voice of America was. Mukarram was told a number of times that he should also report the point of the Taliban.
 
Wukla persons shout support for Chief Justice
Daily Jang reported that while Prime Minister was appearing before the Supreme Court to defend himself against contempt of court a group of wukla persons outside the court shouted support for Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and condemned the prime minister and his lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan. Unruly lawyers called wukla in Pakistain have been known to indulge in rowdy behaviour, at times also threatening the judges and throwing flower petals on killers.
 
Bungalow for Musharraf's killer
Quoted in Jinnah Shahzain Bugti stated that whoever would kill Musharraf upon his arrival in Pakistain would paid by him $100 million worth of bungalow with complete security. Ex-president of Pakistain had meanwhile announced that he had postponed his arrival in Pakistain on the advice of his friends because of the distraction offered by the PPP-judiciary row.
 
Nawaz's son-in-law condemns minority community
Reported in Mashriq senior PMLN leader Captain (retd) Safdar stated that the martial law of General Musharraf was not military but Qadiani hinting that it was a conspiracy unleashed by the minority community condemned in Pakistain as non-Mohammedans. He said Pakistain was threatened by conspiracies the day a Qadiani was made foreign minister, pointing to Pakistain's first foreign minister Sir Zafrullah Khan.
 
Khosa calls Musharraf 'purani jooti'
Senior Adviser of the chief minister of Punjab Zulfiqar Khan Khosa was quoted by Mashriq as saying that General Musharraf had become an old shoe (purani jooti) which had been discarded by Pakistain as being of no use any more. He said he was a part of the country's past while the real crisis today was the delay in the holding of fresh elections.
 
Iran specifies stones for killing women
Monthly magazine Naya Zamana reported that in 2002 the chief justice of Iran had banned stoning of women to death (rijm) but still the punishment was carried out. According to the penal code of Iran a woman has to be buried up to her neck before she is stoned by a crowd of righteous citizens. The size of the stone should be big enough to hurt her but not too big so as to cause immediate death. The stoning should last from 20 minutes to two hours.
 
Ijazul Haq's wealth
Writing in monthly Naya Zamana Syed Naseer Shah referred to ex-air chief Zafar Chaudhry's memoir in which he described that when General Akhtar Abdur Rehman, late head of the ISI was in college, he protested at the hostel's overcharging him five rupees. Later the sons of General Zia and Akhtar Abdur Rehman were friends after their fathers' death together in Bahawalpur crash but soon there were differences during which one son of General Rehman disclosed that Ijazul Haq had only $40 million.
 
Ladies with fake degrees in Punjab Assembly
According to Mashriq cases had been registered against five lady members of the Punjab Assembly because their BA degrees were found to be fake, on the advice of the Election Commission of Pakistain. One lady belonged to the PPP while four belonged to PMLN, the majority party. There were further 14 cases with the Election Commission.
 
Benazir didn't want Zardari in politics!
Quoted in Express ex-PPP member Naheed Khan said that because of her closeness to Benazir she knew that she never wanted her husband Zardari to come into politics. She added that she was shocked by Zardari suddenly being stricken by love for Aitzaz Ahsan.
 
Mian Bashir rescues Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree...Writing in Jang Haroon Rasheed stated that it was clairvoyant Mian Bashir who always told Imran Khan that he would succeed in completing his cancer hospital even after the rich donors had retreated and the hospital was threatened as a project. At this time Mian Bashir sent Imran to the common man who gave him $3 million. Today, people like Ahsan Rasheed had arrived from Soddy Arabia as helpers.
 
Veena gets wooed by 95,000 men
Famous star Veena Malik told Express that 95,000 men had proposed to her for marriage through applications. She said her opponents were spreading wrong propaganda against her but she was intent on her achieving her goals.
 
Gas from Thar coal not feasible
Writing in Jang Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Beg said that he had welcomed Dr Mubrakmand's project of extracting gas from the deep beds of coal in Thar region in Pakistain but had been corrected by experts who said that such a deep gasification was not feasible given the level of technology in the world. Dr Mubrakmand who is a nuclear scientist was earlier attacked by the father of Pakistain's nuclear bomb DR AQ Khan saying in his article that Thar coal electricity would not be commercially feasible.
 
Lateef Khosa attacks Imran!
Governor Punjab Lateef Khosa was quoted by Mashriq as saying that Imran Khan was saying that politicians should bring their wealth back from abroad (read President Zardari) but he was not able bring his two sons back from the UK. He said PPP government was unfazed by rumours that it was going.
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