Archive for March, 2009

Blast in Rawalpindi, at least 14 killed, 20 injured

March 16, 2009

Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad are Master Blasters :: Can Rawalpindi far away ?

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Blast in Rawalpindi, at least 14 killed, 20 Injured
16 Mar 2009, 2229 hrs IST, AFP, PTI & AGENCIES

ISLAMBAD: At least 14 persons were killed and 20 others injured in a suspected suicide attack in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi on Monday.
The blast occurred in Pir Wadhai Chowk in Rawalpindi. Witnesses said at least five bodies were removed from the site of the attack.
The head of the suspected suicide bomber had been found at the site, Aaj TV channel reported.
There was no official word on the incident. Ambulances rushed to the spot to ferry the bodies and injured to nearby hospitals.

Inside Pakistan :: Insurgency Prevails.

March 16, 2009

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Shipping Containers fence Pakistan Parliament & President’s House in Islamabad for the protection to Long Marchers from Lahore.

Rebellion rattles Zardari

NASIR JAFFRY AND AGENCIES //
The Telegraph , Kolkata March 16, 2009

Karachi, March 15: The Pakistan government is said to be preparing to reinstate former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, the main demand of Opposition leader Nawaz Sharif who is leading rebellious caravans of supporters towards Islamabad.
“Revolution” on lips, Sharif today smashed through barbed barricades in his home and headed to Islamabad on a so-called “Long March”, the complexion of the protest changing with many law-enforcement officials inexplicably disappearing from the streets of Lahore.
Two hours past midnight, Geo TV reported that Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, who had a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari and army chief Parvez Kayani, would address the country “in a little while”.
The channel quoted sources as saying Gilani would announce the reinstatement of Chaudhry, who was sacked as chief justice by Pervez Musharraf.
Zardari was reluctant to reappoint Chaudhry apparently because the President fears the maverick judge might overturn an amnesty deal the Bhutto family struck with Musharraf.
It remains to be seen whether Sharif would back down if and when the judge is reinstated. Some observers had said earlier that the protest had taken on a life of its own and Sharif might not stop until Zardari was ousted or early elections were called.
Last night, Zardari had made some overtures to Sharif but skirted the demand to bring back the judge, following which the Opposition leader pressed ahead with the march despite detention orders.
What had begun as a cat-and-mouse game between protesters and police in the morning in Lahore, Sharif’s stronghold, turned into a huge show of defiance against the government by evening.
It was not clear whether the police had pulled back to allow the protesters to let off steam and stem the running battles that broke out during the day.
However, some reports spoke of a virtual mutiny by some key police and administrative officials, which, if true, would mean that Zardari’s first line of defence has already fallen.
In Islamabad, deputy attorney-general Abdul Hai Gilani said he had resigned to protest the torture of lawyers and the police action against the protesters. In Lahore, district co-ordination officer Sajjad Bhutta, inspector-general of police Khalid Farooq and deputy inspector-general Amjad Saleemi are said to have resigned after being told to open fire on the protesters.
The turnaround from police crackdown to a huge anti-government show was extremely unusual in Pakistan. “This is the first time in the history of Pakistan that the police and the civil administration have defied orders by the government to control public demonstrations,” said Ashtar Ali, a lawyer who supports Sharif.
By nightfall, Sharif’s slow-moving convoy, wading through a wave of extraordinary confluence of political, social and religious groups, was 300km from Islamabad.
Sharif’s destination was littered this evening with shipping containers, placed by security forces in the middle of several roads to block the march, which made the otherwise picture-postcard capital city look like an industrial graveyard.
In Lahore, the mood was festive as the police pulled back in the evening. “People have responded very overwhelmingly to the call of the hour, and I am thankful to the nation,” Sharif told Geo Television. “This is a prelude to a revolution.”
A few hours earlier, Sharif had shown the same rebellious streak, ignoring warnings of sedition charges. Equating his Long March to the 1947 freedom struggle, Sharif gave a call for Zardari’s ouster. “I tell every Pakistani youth that this is not the time to stay home; Pakistan is calling you to ‘come and save me’.”
Hundreds of police had surrounded Sharif’s home in Lahore before dawn and a police officer had tried to deliver detention orders, his party said, though the government did not confirm the house arrest.
Sharif’s convoy broke through a ring of barriers, including barbed wire and buses, placed by the police. Apparently with the help of sympathetic police officers, the caravan was able to move forward.
Sharif’s brother Shahbaz and many other anti-government leaders, including former cricketer Imran Khan who heads the Tehreek-e-Insaf party, went underground to dodge detention orders.
Zardari has sought to pile pressure on the US to step up efforts for a rapprochement by playing a familiar trump card. Government sources said security forces might have to be redeployed from the Afghan border to the capital city if the march was not called off.

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Sharif defies House Arrest :: Lahore Long March vanished Cops on Duty.

ISLAMABAD, March 15: Pakistan plunged deeper into political chaos tonight as a defiant Mr Nawaz Sharif joined by tens of thousands of supporters in Lahore headed towards Islamabad for a mass sit-in in front of Parliament tomorrow amid reports that an IGP of Punjab province’s police and several senior officials had resigned and joined his “long march” for restoration of the Constitution.
A late night report said a meeting was on among President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani to resolve the crisis, also adding that Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry is to be reinstated. A presidential spokesman had earlier today said that the President has no intention of stepping down and there is no possibility of an army takeover.
Heading for a showdown with the government, Mr Sharif, the PML-N leader and a two-time premier, defied his house arrest as one of Pakistan’s biggest civil disobedience movements unfolded with hundreds of stone-throwing anti-government protesters including lawyers fighting pitched battles with police in Lahore.
As people poured out into the streets of Lahore in support of the lawyers and Opposition party workers, President Zardari and the ruling PPP appeared to be increasingly isolated. Several officers, including policemen, resigned from their posts and joined the long march, reflecting the popular support for the protest.
In Islamabad, Deputy Attorney-General Abdul Hai Gilani told reporters he had quit his post to protest the torture of lawyers, locking up of the High Court and police action against protestors. In Lahore, reports said District Coordination Officer Sajjad Bhutta, IGP Mr Khalid Farooq and DIG (Operations) Mr Amjad Saleemi too had resigned after being told by their superiors to open fire to stop the protestors. Interior ministry chief Mr Rehman Malik, however, claimed no orders had been issued for putting the Sharif brothers under house arrest. Mr Sharif evaded police cordons around his home even as protestors clashed with police. n PTI// SNS- The Statesman.

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Zardari capitulates, reinstates deposed SC judges

Islamabad: Driven to the wall, President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday capitulated by agreeing to reinstate Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and meeting other demands of opposition leader Nawaz Sharif who then called off his long march.
Chaudhry, sacked in 2007 during emergency by then President Pervez Musharraf, will assume office on March 21 when the current Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Abdul Hamid Dogar retires.
A notification reinstating Chaudhry and nine other sacked judges was issued by the Government later in the day.
The dramatic announcement by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani early morning came after consultations with Zardari, Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani and other leaders that went through the night, putting a lid on the ongoing political turmoil that raised fears of instability and extremist violence in the country.
Indian Express// March 16, 2009.

Towards a Civil war in Pakistan :: Military About to take Control Over Capital :: Opposition Leaders Confined.

March 15, 2009

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Pakistani opposition leader Sharif detained – aides

Sun, Mar 15 08:58 AM // Reuters

Former Pakistani prime minister and opposition leader Nawaz Sharif has been placed under house arrest in the city of Lahore, his party officials said on Sunday, hours before he was due to address a protest rally.
“Detention orders have been issued for Mr Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and other senior party leaders,” Sharif party official Naseer Ahmed Bhutta said outside Sahrif’s house, which was surrounded by police.
Sharif’s brother, Shahbaz, is also a politician and a senior member of his party.

Source Courtesy : Yahoo Services.

Pak to review court poll bar on Sharifs

Islamabad, March 14 (Agencies): The Pakistan Government today said it would appeal a court ruling that barred Nawaz Sharif and his brother from elected office, in the first major concession to Opposition leaders that came amid stepped-up US efforts to end the standoff.
The decision to file a review petition came hours after information minister Sherry Rehman resigned over restrictions on media coverage of protests by lawyers and Opposition parties campaigning for an independent judiciary, and the army was put on standby.
Officials said US secretary of state Hillary Clinton telephoned President Asif Ali Zardari and Sharif and voiced concern over the turmoil the country had lurched into.
Clinton “urged a settlement through negotiations”, Sharif’s spokesman Pervaiz Rasheed said.
Hours later the government announced it would appeal the court ruling in the coming week.
“The federal government will file a review petition in the supreme court against the verdict of the supreme court,” a spokesman for Zardari said in a statement.
“This is part of the government’s policy to resolve political issues through reconciliation and negotiation,” spokesman Farhatullah Babar said. “We want to bring down the political temperature.”
Sharif’s party dismissed the decision as an “eyewash”.
“We will go ahead with the long march. No one can stop it. It will be a milestone in Pakistan’s history,” Sharif, who threw his weight behind the lawyers’ protest after Zardari dismissed the provincial administration in Punjab led by his brother, told a rally in Lahore this evening.
“As far as the review petition is concerned, we do not recognise these courts, the chief justice of these courts because these courts are unconstitutional,” a spokesman for Sharif’s PML(N) said.
“These courts have been established by Pervez Musharraf through an emergency order. Therefore, they do not have constitutional position,” Siddiq Al Farooq told a TV channel.
Police temporarily detained dozens of activists across the country, including five people at a gathering of hundreds of lawyers and Sharif supporters in the central city of Multan.
“So far our attitude is soft, but we can change our strategy,” Ali Ahmad Kurd, the leader of the country’s lawyers’ movement, said in Quetta after authorities allegedly prevented him from boarding a plane to Lahore.
“When one path is blocked, God opens 100 others, and we will reach Lahore and then Islamabad,” said Kurd, whose road convoy was turned back by police a day earlier.
Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said the government put the army on notice that troops might be needed to protect “sensitive areas” in Islamabad and elsewhere.
“When the situation deteriorates, gets out of hand of police, paramilitary (troops), only then the army is deployed,” Abbas said.
Earlier in the day, in another sign of strain on the government, information minister Rehman announced her resignation from the cabinet after the private Geo TV channel complained that cable TV companies had blocked its programming in several cities. Geo accused Zardari of ordering the restrictions — an allegation denied by his spokesman.
Rehman, who has often spoken in defence of media freedoms, didn’t explain her decision, and the channel appeared to be available again today in major cities.
Zardari said Rehman was “ditching” the government at a time of crisis, but she replied that she saw “no point” in continuing in her post, a source said. Rehman also told the President that the media could not be “switched on and off like a light bulb”, the source added.

Telegraph Kolkata // 15-03-2009

Sharif defiant, troops deployed in Pak capital

14 Mar 2009, 1656 hrs IST, AGENCIES

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday ordered troops to be deployed at sensitive areas in the capital as the threat by the opposition to go for a mass sit-in outside the Parliament neared, but the army said the deployment would take place “only if the situation warrants.” Meanwhile, PML (N) chief Nawaz Sharif has refused to negotiate with the Government and said the Long March to Islamabad will
continue despite government crackdown.

The army said it had received a request from the government to deploy troops at sensitive locations to maintain law and order during the protest by lawyers and opposition parties.

The troops will remain on alert and will “move only if the situation warrants it”, chief military
spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas told Dawn News channel.

He refused to identify the sensitive locations. The lawyers’ movement and opposition parties, including former premier Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N, launched a “long march” on March 12 to pressure the ruling Pakistan People’s Party to reinstate judges deposed by former President Pervez Musharraf.

The organisers of the protest have said it will end with a sit-in near parliament but the government has said it will not let the demonstrators enter Islamabad.

The army’s Rawalpindi-based 111 Brigade, which has usually played a crucial role in past military coups, held a meeting on Thursday to review the law and order situation in the capital and nearby areas.

Lawyers and opposition have said the authorities have detained over 1,200 people to thwart the protest.

Prohibitory orders banning protests and rallies have been imposed in Sindh, Punjab and North West Frontier Province but the protestors have said they are determined to march to the capital.

The authorities have sealed all highways leading to the capital and have forced halt to three big opposition motorcades converging towards Islamabad.

Courtesy :: The Times of India // 15-03-2009.

Provincialism Perturbs Pakistan :: Growing Tension & Terrorism :: Pakistan before Partition

March 13, 2009

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Zardari fighting democracy, not terrorism: Sharif

13 Mar 2009, 1840 hrs IST, PTI // Times of India .

ISLAMABAD: Accusing Asif Ali Zardari of fighting democracy rather than terrorism plaguing Pakistan, former Premier Nawaz Sharif has claimed that the President had offered him a deal on the basis of “give and take” before the removal of his PML-N party-led government in Punjab.
Sharif, whose PML-N is backing the long march launched by the lawyers’ movement to pressurise Zardari’s ruling PPP to reinstate judges sacked during the 2007 emergency rule, however, said he is not trying to bring down the government.

“I am not trying to dislodge the government at all,” he told Dawn News channel in an interview, adding the PML-N wants to “restore the rule of law and to reinstate the judges who stood against” former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

Charging Zardari with fighting democracy and not terrorism, the two-time former premier said that the power of the people will bring about a change in Pakistan. This would happen within a few days or a few years, he said.

A decision has to be made by the nation, which is at the crossroads, and this decision would be vital for the future of country, he said.

Sharif claimed that PML-N government in Punjab could have been saved if he and his brother Shahbaz, ex-Chief Minister of the province, “had come to terms with Mr Zardari and if we had accepted his so-called deal on the basis of give and take.”

Such a move would have also prevented the Supreme Court’s judgement barring him and his brother from contesting polls and holding public offices, he claimed.

“Mr Zardari said very clearly to Mr Shahbaz Sharif in the presence of (former) minister Raza Rabbani that let’s make a deal,” Sharif said, adding his conscience would not allow him to sacrifice principles for personal interests.

Both Sharif and Shahbaz have accused Zardari of influencing a Supreme Court order last month. Following the court’s verdict, Zardari imposed Governor’s Rule in Punjab.

The PML-N then decided to back the lawyers’ long march that is scheduled to culminate with a sit-in near Parliament here on March 16.

Sharif also said that he was not aware of any package being worked on by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for reconciliation between the PML-N and ruling PPP

Asked if he had unnecessarily raised the political temperature by calling for a revolution, Sharif replied: “I don’t think so. I think I have been talking the right things. I have no personal motive. I am not going to become the Prime Minister if the long march succeeds.”

The PML-N had wanted to usher in changes “without staging a long march” but the need for the protest “arose when Mr Zardari refused to honour his commitments (and) to fulfil his obligations,” Sharif said.

The PML-N had joined hands with the PPP to form the government after the general election in February last year. Within months, the PML-N pulled out of the coalition after accusing Zardari of reneging on promises to reinstate judges sacked by Musharraf.

Now a stage has come that nothing is happening and everything was still going peacefully till about two weeks ago when Mr Zardari got a judgement from these courts that the lawyers’ community and civil society is struggling against,” Sharif said, referring to the apex court’s verdict against him and his brother.

Noting that any violence will be “counter-productive”, Sharif said “they cannot prevent the long march. And even if they temporarily do, the long march will emerge again. I don’t think these people will (stop) unless and until the judges and the independence of the judiciary is reinstated.”

He criticised the government for launching a crackdown to thwart the long march. Lawyers and opposition political parties have said that over 1,000 people have been detained across the country since Tuesday.

Sharif also said a multi-pronged approach is needed to tackle extremism in Pakistan. Religious extremism needs to be addressed in a sensible manner and a “meaningful dialogue” should be held to defuse the sentiment supporting extremism, he said.

Pakistan’s Lockdown

EDITORIAL COMMENT // Times of India // 13 Mar 2009, 0008 hrs IST

The contrast couldn’t be more striking. On the one hand, the Pakistani Government readily acceded to a truce with the Taliban in Swat, allowing the state’s authority to wither in the face of organised banditry from the Taliban. Islamabad also responded to a compelling body of evidence linking 26/11 to terrorists on Pakistani soil with a mix of legalese and dilatoriness. But on the other hand, the government has cracked down swiftly on lawyers and opposition activists intent on taking out a ‘long march’ to Islamabad. It has placed hundreds of them under arrest and banned any gathering of more than four people in Punjab and Sind.

To be sure, Nawaz Sharif and other opposition leaders have been addressing rallies calling for a ‘revolution’ to dethrone President Asif Zardari. But Zardari’s tactics suggest uncomfortable parallels with Pervez Musharraf, who accumulated extraordinary powers around the presidency when he held the post. Presidential powers such as the ability to sack parliament are unconscionable in a parliamentary system and lead to systemic weakness and instability in Pakistan’s political institutions. Zardari promised to rescind those powers but hasn’t delivered. His government’s order banning rallies will also invite comparison with Musharraf’s imposition of emergency in 2007.

New Delhi has no leverage, whatsoever, in Pakistan. But the world, at large, must stand behind a return to constitutional and democratic processes in Pakistan. Although there are strong rumours of an army coup General Kayani, the current army chief, has stayed out of politics so far and may not be too keen to return as another Musharraf avatar so soon after Musharraf flamed out. In case he is keen, he must be severely discouraged from that line of thinking.

The world must also stop trying to pick winners in Pakistan. Sharif has poor relations with the army as well as with western powers. The US, in particular, sees Sharif as suspiciously close to the Islamist parties. But the Swat surrender is evidence Zardari hasn’t been strong either in terms of taking on fundamentalists. Anyone who comes to and retains power through a democratic process, on the other hand, would have to be accountable for public welfare, which provides the international community with enough pressure points to work with that person. Sharif, at this point, seems more popular than any other leader in Pakistan. But policy cannot be person-specific. It shouldn’t give the impression of playing favourites but engage whoever comes out on top through a constitutional process.

Amid crackdown, USA backs Pak freedom of speech

Sharif sees no coup

Press Trust of India // The Statesman.

ISLAMABAD, March 12: Former Premier Mr Nawaz Sharif, who was overthrown in a military coup in 1999, has said the chances of an army takeover of the country are “absolutely nil”. Pakistan police today baton-charged and arrested political activists and lawyers, who defied a ban on demonstrations to set-out on a long march to the capital Islamabad to force the government to reinstate the sacked judges. Among those arrested were Mr Ghafoor Ahmed, Vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami and Mr Athar Minallah, leader of the local bar Association. At the worsening political situation in Pakistan, the USA said that political parties should refrain from violence but added that Islamabad must respect freedom of speech, expression and assembly.
Amid Pakistan’s crackdown on Opposition activists and ban on rallies, Mr Sharif, said his PML-N party will go ahead with its long march for restoration of the justices despite a crackdown launched by authorities. At an interview with CNN-IBN, Mr Sharif, who has locked horns with President Asif Ali Zardari over the issue of reinstatement of sacked judges, said that talks with President Zardari are possible only after he reinstates the judges as promised earlier. “There is a massive credibility gap and trust deficit between Zardari and us. By offering talks, the government is only buying time. The government has not done anything to undo what the ‘kangaroo’ courts have done,” he said.
Tensions between the former allies escalated after the Supreme Court recently barred Mr Sharif and his brother Mr Shahbaz from contesting polls and holding public offices, resulting in Mr Shahbaz’s removal as chief minister of Punjab province, where Governor’s rule was also imposed.
“The President got the Supreme Court to make me and Shahbaz Sharif ineligible to contest elections and further went ahead to impose Governor’s rule in Punjab when there was no breakdown of law and order in the state,” the two-time former premier told the channel. Meanwhile, Pakistan government today said former premier Mr Nawaz Sharif along with his brother Mr Shahbaz would be provided with VVIP-level security in view of “serious threats” to their lives, shortly after the Opposition PML-N chief accused the “high-ranking” officials of plotting to kill him. Vowing to join the marchers in Lahore, Mr Sharif accused the government of plotting to kill him, but said he won’t be deterred to bring back Pakistan on the road to democracy.
Asked if the deepening political crisis will open the door for the USA to intervene, he said “there is absolutely no need for international intervention and we are capable of restoring order in our house.”

Pak on edge, US tries for truce

The Telegraph, Kolkata : March 13, 2009

Islamabad, March 12 (Agencies): Opposition activists and lawyers today set off on a cross-country protest march in Pakistan amid a crackdown that stirred memories of the confrontation that eventually led to the ouster of former President Pervez Musharraf.
The latest showdown is threatening to destabilise the one-year-old Asif Ali Zardari government at a time of rising militant violence. If the crisis gets out of hand, the army could feel compelled to intervene, though analysts have little expectation that Pakistan would revert to military rule so soon.
Several layers of back-channel efforts, including one by the US ambassador, to break the deadlock have been reported and some hints of compromise have been dropped over the past two days. However, till late this evening, there has been little sign of a solution.
US ambassador Anne Patterson met Opposition leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a bid to resolve the crisis. President Barack Obama’s special envoy Richard Holbrooke is also learnt to have spoken to Zardari.
The Pakistan government offered talks on Sharif’s key demands — restoration of independent judges and his brother’s government in Punjab — but the Opposition refused to relent till this evening.
The government fears that the protests are aimed at toppling Zardari because the march has brought together many of the same groups that helped push Musharraf from the presidency last September. The then protests built steadily after Musharraf, then both the President and the army chief, dismissed the chief justice.
The Opposition feels that Zardari has refused to reinstate former Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry as the judge could nullify an amnesty Musharraf granted the President and his late wife Benazir Bhutto.
The civilian government has banned public rallies, arrested hundreds of political workers and police clashed with some protesters.
But the government said it was not against the so-called “long march” that seeks to converge on Islamabad on Monday.
Interior ministry chief Rehman Malik said the long march that set out from the cities of Karachi and Quetta would be allowed to go ahead.
Sharif’s spokesperson Sadiqul Farooq said ambassador Patterson was “trying to get things resolved” between the Opposition and the government. “It is not only the American ambassador, other friendly countries are in contact.”
As the march got under way, a coalition partner said Zardari had agreed to two Opposition demands, without giving details. In another sign of possible compromise, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said late yesterday, after meeting the army chief, the government wanted central rule in Punjab to end.
The protests are expected to gather strength as people in Punjab — Sharif’s political power base — setoff for the capital over the weekend.
A spokesperson for Sharif said the government had “hatched a plot” to kill him. Zardari’s spokesperson dismissed that as “political gimmickry” and said the Sharif bothers had been promised full security.

Pakistan :: The Heaven of Talibans :: Hell of Others ::

March 12, 2009

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The rise & rise of Talibans in Pakistan

11 Mar 2009, 0155 hrs IST, Subodh Varma, TNN

In the spring of 1994, a new military force appeared in Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires. Legend has it that its first public action was in Kandahar. A local warlord had abducted two girls
for serving his troops. One night, a group of young, bearded Pashtuns, wearing black turbans emerged from the darkness, stormed the base, rescued the girls and hanged the warlord from the turret of a tank.

They were called the Taliban, and soon they stormed Kabul and established one of the most brutal regimes in the world, based on a narrow fundamentalist interpretation of Islam.

Their origins lay in the western border areas of Pakistan, where thousands of Afghans, mainly Pashtuns, had fled during the decade-long jihad against the Soviet army. A whole generation of boys grew up in refugee camps in tribal areas, learning the ideology of hate and revenge. The camps and seminaries were organised by the Pakistani government, with funds received covertly from the US (for fighting communism) and openly from Saudi Arabian armchair jihadists who wanted to spread Islam. Because of their origins in madrassas, these fighters were called the “Taliban”, or students.

After the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan in 1989 with a bloody nose and the Najib government in Kabul fell in 1992, the Taliban continued to operate from refugee camps in Pakistan, bidding their time, as a vicious civil war raged in Afghanistan. Following a series of bold moves, which increased their popularity and gave them access to much-needed arms, the Taliban moved in and captured Kabul in 1999, declaring their motherland the “Islamic Caliphate of Afghanistan”.

Over the next few years, this fundamentalist brand of Islam grew, not just in Afghanistan but also in areas bordering it. Drawing upon public anger against the US, and Pakistan government’s inefficient and corrupt collusion, Taliban-like organisations spread in Pakistan: among them, Jamaat-e-Islami and its associated organisations like Hizbul Mujahideen, Deobandi organisations like Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, and Wahaabi groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa, all of whom subscribe to the global-jihad ideology.

Today, Pakistani people are being held to ransom by extremist groups, ranging from global jihadists like the remnants of al-Qaida and the Taliban to the various “lashkars” (armies) and mujahideen that operate throughout the country. Last year, 1,201 people died in 598 bombings. This year, in just two months, 106 bombings have taken place. As summer approaches, and the war in Afghanistan escalates, extremist violence may well intensify in Pakistan.

These groups seek to establish in their strongholds and eventually across the world, the same vicious regime as Taliban had established in Afghanistan until they were thrown out by invading US and NATO forces after 9/11.

The Taliban had ruled Afghanistan with an iron fist. It conducted medieval practices like public flogging and stoning, prohibited education for women, scorned modern systems like democracy and plural politics. They stamped out all divergent ideas — political, social or religious, including those within Islam.

Meanwhile, as the US continued its global war on terror with Iraq and Afghanistan as the two frontlines, and Pakistan as its key ally, the Taliban went back into hiding in villages on both sides of the Durand line, which marks the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mullah Umar, who headed the Taliban government in Kabul is most likely functioning from Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province in Pakistan.

Since 2003-04, the Taliban started regrouping and making increasingly daring attacks on the occupying US/NATO forces in the difficult terrain of Afghanistan, and retreating to safe havens

on the Pakistani side when under pressure. Gen Musharraf, acting under pressure and inducement from US, launched ineffective military campaigns against the growing clout of fundamentalists in the border areas the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Here the local warlords and tribal chiefs either became assimilated into the fundamentalist fold or were systematically eliminated. In 2007, several fundamentalist groups made a joint front called the “Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan” (TTP) led by Baitullah Mehsud, and supported by such local warlords as Maulana Fazlullah of Swat.

Under the garb of fighting terror, and to get more dollars out of US, Musharraf targeted several fundamentalist groups pushing them further into extremist arms. These include Sunni groups such as the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen al-Alami, the Jundullah, and Shia groups such as the Sipah-e-Muhammad.

Many of these groups function on sectarian or ethnic lines. Thus the TTP is largely a Pashtun, or “Pathan” (as they are called in Pakistan) organisation. Pathans make up 15% of the population and belong to the Sunni branch of Islam. Shias, the other major branch, comprise about 20% of the population.

While these groups have their differences on ideological and tactical issues, they have several commonalties. All are products of the Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union. They were nurtured by General Zia-ul-Haq, and received funding from Saudi and covert western sources in the early days. Various governments in Pakistan used them for political gains, including fighting for Kashmir.

All these groups strive for a more rigid interpretation of Islam, opposing the more flexible South Asian way of Muslim life.

Courtesy : The Times of India.

Hindu Youth Murdered In Sindh, Pakistan :: Plight over Persecuted Hindus in Pakistan :: Hindu Temples encroached by Pak Military.

March 10, 2009
    Pakistani Hindu youth murdered in Sindh

Islamabad, Mar 10 (PTI) A Pakistani Hindu youth from the country’s southern Sindh province was killed after being kidnapped along with three other members of his family, prompting President Asif Ali Zardari to seek a report on the crime from the government.
Mender, a youth hailing from a village near Sukkur in Sindh, was kidnapped along with three other members of his family about a month ago. The kidnappers informed Mender’s family to collect his body from the railway tracks near the Sangi railway station today.

The whereabouts of the other kidnapped persons are still not known, said an official statement.

President Zardari condemned the murder of the Hindu youth by his abductors and called for his killers to be arrested and punished.

In a message from Tehran, where he is on a two-day official visit, Zardari expressed shock and grief over the killing of the kidnapped youth on the eve of the Holi.

Describing the murder as barbaric, Zardari sought a report on the crime from the Sindh government. He also directed it to recover the other kidnapped persons and to bring the culprits to justice.

Zardari also conveyed his condolences to Mender’s family and directed Ramesh Lal, a minority parliamentarian from the ruling Pakistan People’s Party, to visit the youth’s kin. PTI

Towards complete Ethnic Cleansing of Hindus in Pakistan

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Pakistani Hindus…
“Hindus faced societal violence, often directed at their temples, during the period covered by this report. Criminals targeted Hindu businessmen for kidnap, particularly in Karachi. Hindus claimed they were forced to pay ransoms since police did little to recover kidnap victims.”
Source : U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATES
Diplomacy in Action
International Religious Freedom Report 2007
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

35 members of Pakistani Hindu families seek Indian citizenship :: Talibani Pakistanis Claim Booty regularly :: Looted Hindu Shops & Houses :: Molestation etc. upon Hindu Girls & Women not an unusual thing ::

Mon, Mar 9 11:18 PM

Amritsar, March 9 (IANS) Fearing intimidation by the Taliban, a few Hindu families from Pakistan on a visit to Punjab are refusing to return home and have sought Indian citizenship.
Camping at a lodge near the Hindu shrine Durgiana temple here, the Hindu families from Pakistan say that the Taliban, whose writ runs in Peshawar and its surrounding areas, will make life hell for them if they return.
The group of families comprises over 35 members, including women and children. The families had come to India a few months ago but do not want to go back now.
‘Our women and children will not be safe there. The Indian government should do something to help us. We are ready to leave everything back in Pakistan to live here,’ said Jagdish Sharma, one of the Pakistani Hindus.
When India was partitioned in August 1947, a few Hindu and Sikh families settled in areas falling under Pakistan decided to stay back in the Islamic country.
‘The situation there is very bad. We don’t want to return. We want Indian citizenship to start a new life here,’ said Peshawar resident Avtari Lal.
The visitor visa, on which these families came to India, will end soon and this has made these families anxious.
They said that they have begun to regret the decision by their families to stay back in Pakistan in 1947 and not move to India.
Courtesy : Indo Asian News Service // Yahoo News// PTI News Services.

Pakistani Hindu temple faces demolition by Military since 2003

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The Worshipers continue the rituals despite critical constraints.

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The epitaph of the Temple confirms its establisment in 1861.

150-year-old Hindu temple in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has become the focus of a property dispute involving the army.

The Balmiki temple is located in the Kalibari area of the city where a small Hindu community is concentrated.
But the Kalibari area is part of the city’s military cantonment and is run by the army.
The army is saying that the people who run the temple, as well as the owners of some 70 houses in the neighbourhood, must leave.
They have been served with eviction notices.
The army wants to pull down the existing buildings and replace them with a high-rise shopping complex.
The army says that Kalibari is the property of the local cantonment board, and it has the right to vacate it.
Stiff resistance
It has been trying to clear the area for the past 15 years, and has met stiff resistance from the Hindu residents.
The presence of the Balmiki temple, which is the hub of the Hindu community in this crowded neighbourhood, has become a sensitive issue.

The head priest, Ramlal, who has looked after the temple for the last 35 years, says the property in Kalibari belongs to the minorities.
“In 1861, four Hindu merchants were the owners of half of the cantonment area. They built the houses in the Kalibari area to house their employees. They have been living here since then,” Ramlal told BBC News Online.
He said the army would have confiscated the land and property a “long time ago” if they owned it.
Local people do not want to move out of the area.
“We have spent our entire lives in our house or the temple. They are a part of our lives now,” said Ms Devi Das.
Ramlal, who is also the local Hindu leader, said that residents of Kalibari are not prepared to live in any other neighbourhood in Peshawar.
But he said that the people would vacate their homes if they were promised accommodation in the high-rise complex. By Repot : Haroon Rashid
BBC correspondent in Peshawar

History of Total Ethnic Cleansing of Hindus in Pakistan.

Demography

In August 1947, at the end of British Raj, the population percentage of Hindus in what is today in Pakistan was perhaps as high as 15-20%, but would drop to its current total of less than 2% in the years since independence. According to the 1998 Pakistan Census, caste Hindus constitute about 1.6 percent of the total population of Pakistan and about 6.6% in province of Sindh. The Pakistan Census separates Schedule Castes from the main body of Hindus who make up a further 0.25% of national population.

Hindus and Partition of India

When Pakistan was formed in August 1947, over 7 million Hindus and Sikhs from what was East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and Pakistan’s Punjab, Sindh and North-West Frontier Province provinces were forced to leave this new state for India, and a similar number of Muslims were forced the other way. The reasons for this incredible exodus was the heavily charged communal atmosphere in British India, deep distrust of each other, the brutality of violent mobs and the antagonism between the religious communities. The fact that over 1 million people lost their lives in the bloody violence of 1947, should attest to the fear and hate that filled the hearts of millions of Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs who had to leave ancestral homes during hastily arranged partition.
Many Hindus who attained great success in the public eye in India, like the filmstars Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, and Sunil Dutt trace their birthplaces and ancestral homes to the towns of Pakistan. Independent India’s first Test cricket captain, Lala Amarnath hailed from Lahore, prime ministers I K Gujral and Manmohan Singh, and former home Minister Lal Krishna Advani was born in Karachi. Nearly all of these individuals left their homes due to the violence and turmoil of independence.

Post-1970s

Since Pakistan declared itself an Islamic nation and pursued a decidedly Islamic course in its political and social life since the 1980s, Hindus as a minority in Pakistan have had considerably fewer privileges, rights and protections in comparison to minorities in India, which constitutionally avows itself secular and giving of equal rights to its religious minorities including the Muslim, Christian and Sikh communities. Cultural marginalization, discrimination, economic hardships and religious persecution have resulted in many Hindus converting to other religions (Islam, Christianity), and today Hindus constitute barely 1.8% of Pakistan’s population. Because Hindus are not “People of the Book” like Christians, they have generally been given fewer rights informally (de facto) by the Muslim majority than the country’s Christians (see Dhimmi), even if de jure Hindus have equal rights under the law.

Religious, social and political institutions

The Indus river is a holy river to many Hindus, and the Pakistan government periodically allows small groups of Hindus from Pakistan and India to make pilgrimage, though most Hindus are forced to do this along the banks of the river that flows through a small part of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
The communal violence of the 1940s and the subsequent persecutions have resulted in the destruction of thousands of Hindu temples in Pakistan, although the Hindu community and the Pakistani government have preserved and protected many prominent ones. The Hindu Gymkhana in Karachi has tried to promote social development for Hindus in the city. One of the few temples remaining in Karachi today is the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Karachi.
Hindus are allotted separate electorates to vote by, but their political importance is virtually nil. The Pakistan Hindu Panchayat and the Pakistani Hindu Welfare Association are the primary civic organizations that represent and organize Hindu communities on social, economic, religious and political issues. There are minority commissions and for a while, a Ministry of Minority Affairs in the Government of Pakistan looked after specific issues concerning Pakistani religious minorities. But this name-sake Ministry is totally worthless to protect the rights and security of Pakistani Hindus.

Independence and population exchanges

Massive population exchanges occurred between the two newly-formed states in the months immediately following Partition. Once the lines were established, about 14.5 million people crossed the borders to what they hoped was the relative safety of religious majority. Based on 1951 Census of displaced persons, 7,226,000 Muslims went to Pakistan from India while 7,249,000 Hindus and Sikhs moved to India from Pakistan immediately after partition. About 11.2 million or 78% of the population transfer took place in the west, with Punjab accounting for most of it; 5.3 million Muslims moved from India to West Punjab in Pakistan, 3.4 million Hindus and Sikhs moved from Pakistan to East Punjab in India; elsewhere in the west 1.2 million moved in each direction to and from Sind. The newly formed governments were completely unequipped to deal with migrations of such staggering magnitude, and massive violence and slaughter occurred on both sides of the border. Estimates of the number of deaths range around roughly 500,000, with low estimates at 200,000 and high estimates at 1,000,000.
But the International Forums of Hindus are less vocal about the Plight of Pakistani Hindus.
Pakistani Hindus having a percentage of more than 16% now came down to less than 2%. Why ?? What is the answer of the Preacher Of Peace in Pakistan ???

Hindu Population in Pakistan
(Figures available as in 1998 Pak Govt. Census.)

Total Population 2443614 ( Less than 2%), Sources said that there was more than 16% Hindus in 1947 in Pakistan.

N.W.F.P
North-West Frontier
PROVINCE

7011

DISTRICTS……….PERSON

……………………………….

01…CHITRAL……..02
02…UPPER DIR……22
03…LOWER DIR…..24
04…SWAT………..158
05…SHANGLA…….14
06…BUNER………..389
07…MALAKAND…..142
08…KOHISTAN……6
09…MANSHERA…..72
10…BATGRAM…….117
11…ABBOTABAD….40
12…HARIPUR………36
13…MARDAN………283
14…SWABI………..106
15…CHARSADDA….104
16…PESHAWAR…..1224
17…NOWSHERA…..666
18…KOHAT………..798
19…HANGU………..156
20…KARAK………..10
21…BANNU………..220
22…LAKKI MARAT..8
23…D.I.KHAN……..471
24…TANK………….22

PUNJAB
PROVINCE

116410

DISTRICT………….PERSONS

………………………………….

01…ATTOCK…………190
02…RAWALPINDI…….430
03…JHELUM…………..205
04…CHAKWAL………..164
05…SARGODHA………142
06…BHAKKAR…………33
07…KHUSHAB………..167
08…MIANWALI……….121
09…FAISALABAD…….903
10…JHANG……………115
11…TOBA TEK SINGH..198
12…GUJRANWALA……110
13…HAFIZABAD………126
14…GUJRAT…………..238
15…MANDI BAHAUDDIN..302
16…SIALKOT…………3577
17…NAROWAL………..1118
18…LAHORE………….1607
19…KASUR……………2115
20…OKARA……………670
21…SHEIKHUPURA…….1185
22…VIHARI…………….343
23…SAHIWAL………….261
24…PAK PATTAN………77
25…MULTAN…………..1208
26…LODHRAN…………50
27…KHANEWAL……….249
28…D.G.KHAN…………340
29…RAJANPUR………..526
30…LAYYAH…………..810
31…MUZAFFARGARH…1115
32…BAHAWALPUR…….22606
33…BAHAWALNAGAR…1603
34…RAHIMYARKHAN KHAN..73506

SINDH
PROVINCE

2280842

DISTRICT……………PERSONS

……………………………………

01…JACOBABAD….50693
02…SHIKARPUR…..15855
03…LARKANA……..27321
04…SUKKUR…29800
05…GHOTKI……….64817
06…KHAIRPUR…….45452
07…NAUSHERO FEROZ…14458
08…NAWABSHAH…30824
09…DADU………… 34490
10…HYDERABAD….349167
11…BADIN……….. 226423
12…THATTA………32139
13…SANGHAR…….292687
14…MIRPURKHAS.. 296555
15…UMERKOT…….315395
16…THARPARKAR.. 369998
17…20… KARACHI
17….EAST……….. 14802
18…WEST…………7637
19…SOUTH………. 47003
20…CENTRAL……..4239
21…MALIR……….. 11087

BALUCHISTAN
PROVINCE

39146

DISTRICT………….PERSONS

……………………………………..

01…QUETTA………4175
02…PISHIN………..47
03…KILLA ABDULLAH..171
04…CHAGAI……….1941
05…LORALAI………466
06…BARKHAN……..117
07…KILLA SAIFULLAH…3
08…ZHOB………….101
09…SIBI……………2876
10…ZIARAT……….000
11…KOHLU………..171
12…DERA BUGTI….1399
13…JAFFARABAD…6529
14…NASIRABAD…..1875
15…BOLAN………..4463
16…JHAL MAGSI….1198
17…KALAT………..1657
18…MASTUNG…….1228
19…KHUZDAR……..2962
20…AWARAN……..295
21…KHARAN………780
22…LASBELA……..4504
23…KECH………….979
24…GAWADAR…….721
25…PANJGUR……..457

Along with above 4 Provinces, Pakistan has another 2 Administrative Units.
FATA (Federally Administrated Tribal Areas) has 1921 numbers of Hindu population so far without any area wise details.
ISLAMABAD (Capital Territory) has only 0.03% urban Hindu Population so far as per available records.
Pakistan has now only a total 1.85% Hindu Population comprising 1.60% Hindu Jati + 0.25 Schedule Castes, as per latest version of Pak Census Report 1998 ( due on 1991).
Sources tell us that more than 16% Hindus once lived in Pakistan around 1947.

    How they have been disappeared from Pakistan ???

Not so far Away… Days are coming Soon… Ulitimate Pakistan… Talibans Every Where.

March 10, 2009

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The Grave Yard called Pakistan

March 7, 2009

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Suicide car blast in Pakistan; 11 killed

7 Mar 2009, 1205 hrs IST, AP

PESHAWAR: A bomb-laden car exploded Saturday in northwest Pakistan as police tried to pull a body from it, authorities said, killing 11 people amid

growing international concern over the nuclear-armed country’s stability.

The blast came days after gunmen brazenly attacked Sri Lanka’s cricket team in eastern Pakistan and preceded planned anti-government rallies involving the main opposition party, whose leader was recently barred from elected office.

The deepening political turmoil concerns US and other Western officials who need Pakistan to focus on fighting militants. Al-Qaida and Taliban fighters are believed to use pockets of Pakistan’s northwest as bases to plan attacks on US and NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan, as well as against government and civilian targets in Pakistan itself.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Friday it was “vital” for Pakistani politicians to stop feuding and “unite against the mortal threat that Pakistan faces, which is a threat from its internal enemies.”

Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants have staged numerous attacks against security forces near the Afghan border, including a roadside bomb that killed three civilians and wounded four troops Saturday in the town of Darra Adam Khel. Still, the strike that killed seven policemen and a bystander near the main northwest city of Peshawar appeared to be the first to use a body as a lure.

Local police chief Rahim Shah said his men went to the Badaber area after an unknown caller told them a body was in a parked car. Residents and police recently evicted militants from the area, prompting threats of retaliation.

“They found the white car. They also saw a body inside, but when they were pulling it out, the car bomb went off,” Shah said, calling the setup a “new technique.”

Pakistan recently claimed victory in an offensive against militants in Bajur, one of the nearby tribal regions overlooking the Afghan frontier. Officials also say they are close to flushing militants from the adjacent Mohmand tribal area.

At the same time, Pakistan also has raised alarm bells in the West by engaging in peace talks with Taliban militants and agreeing to impose Islamic law in the nearby Swat region.

The rest of the country has not been immune from violence, as demonstrated by TUSay’s attack on the cricket team in Lahore. Heavily armed gunmen killed six police and a driver and wounded several players before fleeing USathed.

The assault bore some resemblance to November’s terrorist rampage in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai. The Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba has been blamed for that attack, in which 164 people were killed.

The group’s chief spokesman, Abdullah Ghaznavi, on Saturday denied it was involved in the attack on the Sri Lankans. He blamed Indian spies, but offered no evidence to back that up.

“We consider it an attack on Pakistan,” he said.

The group also denies involvement in the Mumbai attacks, which spurred outrage in longtime rival India.

Indian Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram declared Friday that Pakistan could become a failed state and raised doubts about who was in charge in the Muslim-majority nation, according to a news report.

“In Pakistan, with regret, I would say we don’t know who is in control there whether it is the army or the president or the government,” the Press Trust of India news agency quoted Chidambaram as saying at a seminar. “It is not a failed state, but it is threatening to become one.”

The Sri Lankans were attacked in Punjab province, stronghold of Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif.

The federal government recently dismissed the provincial government, led by Sharif’s brother, after a court disqualified the Sharifs from elected office.

Their party intends to participate in a massive march on the capital in the coming week organized by lawyers calling for an independent judiciary.

An exceptional show of strength could hamper support for the federal ruling party, which is a year into its term as Pakistan’s first civilian administration in nearly a decade.

Input Courtesy : The Times of India, 08th March 2009

Suicide bomber kills 4 in NW Pakistan: Official

7 Mar 2009, 1954 hrs IST, AP

PESHAWAR: A government official says a suicide bomber killed four people at a mosque serving as a headquarters for a militant group in northwest Pakistan.
Official Sadiq Khan says five people were wounded in the Saturday afternoon attack in Tirah village in Khyber tribal area.
It was unclear what the motivation was behind the attack. Khan says the mosque was a headquarters for Ansarul Islam, a militant group. The group is a rival to another militant outfit in the area known as Lashkar-e-Islam.
Khan says the bomber tried to enter the mosque but blew himself up at the doorstep.
Al-Qaida, Taliban and other militants are prolific in northwest Pakistan, especially in the lawless tribal regions bordering Afghanistan.

Input Courtesy : The Times of India, 08th March 2009

Militants shoot down US drone in Pakistan: Officials

Agencies Posted: Mar 07, 2009 at 2021 hrs IST

Islamabad: A US drone was shot down by the Taliban militants in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, officials and residents said.
The drone crashed in Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan, which has witnessed several missile strikes by pilotless aircraft as well as an incursion last year by US-led coalition forces from Afghanistan.
Officials of the local administration and residents told reporters in the area that the drone, which was flying at a low altitude, was shot down by militants.
Officials said they were searching the area for the drone’s wreckage.
However, military sources told TV channels that the drone could have crashed because of technical defects.
Chief military spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas said the reports about the drone crash were being investigated.
A drone had crashed near Angoor Adda in September last year.
Input Courtesy: Indian Express , 08th March,2009

Taliban bomb 17th century Sufi shrine in Pakistan for letting in women

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5 March 2009, BBC

Sufi Shrine ‘blown up by Taleban’

Suspected Taleban militants in north-west Pakistan have blown up the shrine of a 17th Century Sufi poet of the Pashtun language, police say.

No casualties are reported but the poet Rahman Baba’s grave has been destroyed and the shrine building badly damaged.

Rahman Baba is considered the most widely read poet in Pashto speaking regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Taleban had warned they would blow up the shrine if women continued to visit it and pay their respects.

Historic popularity
Literary experts say the poet’s popularity is due to his message of tolerance coupled with a powerful expression of love for God in a Sufi way.

The BBC’s M Ilyas Khan in Islamabad says that his lasting appeal reflects the historic popularity of Sufism in South Asia.

But our correspondent says that his views are anathema to the Taleban, who represent a more purist form of Islam and are opposed to Sufism, preventing people from visiting shrines of Sufi saints in areas they control.

When the Taleban seized power in neighbouring Afghanistan in 1996, they locked Sufi shrines.

In Mohmand tribal region, the local Taleban captured the shrine of a revered freedom movement hero, Haji Sahib of Turangzai, and turned it into their headquarters.

Taleban leaders have said in the past that they are opposed to women visiting these shrines because they believe it promotes obscenity.

Residents of Hazarkhwani area on the eastern outskirts of Peshawar – where the shrine of Rahman Baba is located – say that local Taleban groups had warned that if the women continued to visit the shrine, they would blow it up.

Taliban bomb shrine for letting in women

6 Mar 2009, AGENCIES

PESHAWAR: Suspected Islamist militants in Pakistan blew up on Thursday the mausoleum of a 17th century poet revered in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, apparently because women visited the shrine.

Rehman Baba, a renowned Pashto language poet, is revered throughout North West Frontier Province and in neighbouring Afghanistan. “Four remote-controlled bombs planted by militants in the mausoleum went off, causing serious damage to its structure,” police official Anwar Zeb said. “However, The grave was not damaged by the blasts,” he added.

The explosions punched four large holes in the building and created wide cracks. A nearby tin shed had collapsed and the outer wall of the compound had also collapsed, said an eyewitness.

There was no loss of life in the blast, but it sparked a wave of anger among hundreds of Baba’s followers, including women who visit his mausoleum daily.

“The government cannot be pressurised by such tactics,” senior minister in the provincial government Bashir Bilour told reporters. “I am at a loss to understand why terrorists targeted shrine of a great poet like Rehman Baba,” he said, adding that the government would reconstruct the mausoleum and restore its glory.

Peshawar is close to Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal zones, which have been wracked by violence since Taliban and al-Qaida militants fled US-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001.

3/3 Lahore : Pak Epicenter of Global Terrorism

March 4, 2009

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Again The Pak Epicenter of Global Terrorism

by M. Rahaman.

9/11 >…… . . . 26/11>………3/3 All in the name Of Allah, The Merciful.
It is not an attack upon One International Trade Centre at New York.
Not upon A Financial Capital of a Country , Mumbai.
Nor a heinous attack upon the Sri Lankan Cricketers at Lahore.
It is their Devastation Policy to Kill all Kaffirs according to Quranic dictum to quench their thirst for fresh blood. They shouted Allah-ho-Akbar ! Allah-ho-Akbar!! ……..
We find the connection very clearly. They are Talibani. They are Pakistani. Obviously Muslims.
Every where they didn’t forget to utter or murmur the Holy name of Allah before these Jihadi activities like blasting , bulleting , butchering , beheading , bereaving the beasts named Kaffir.
There is no other easiest & straight way for these Jihadis for achieving the goal of Behast,
the Islamic Paradise………………..
Blasting..Bulleting…Butchering….Beheading…..Bereaving >> Behast…
Jannatul Firdaush !!! The Supreme Paradise as per Islamic Concept. ……………..
This calculation relating to the Upsurge of Pak based Terrorism named properly as Jihad is now fixed by them as a most dangerous threat looming upon the peace loving Civil Society, we live in every where.
These extra-religious Jihadis are now also habituated to wash their hands with the blood of the muslim brethren too with the same of the non-muslims. It is also in the name of Holy War. Who may come as the obstacles before the Goal of Pan Islamism , finish them. Finish them. And Finish them.
The Gallant Police Constabulary of Punjab Province of Pakistan were trying to save the endangered life of attacked Sri Lankan Cricketers as per their duty responsibilities. But these Police contingents stood against those Jihadis and were punished properly . At least 5 Police Personnel were killed with 2 civilians in front of Gadaffi Stadium at Lahore by the Ultra Jihadis fully equipped with Kalashnikov , hand grenades , rocket launchers , human bomb jackets , rounds of bullets , explosives and even sharp knife to cut throats of the kaffirs.
I don’t know the decision of the Great Merciful whether these dutiful Police Officers would be rewarded for their dutifulness till their last breathe or cast in the hell named Dojakh for fighting against the Dear Jihadis aiming to the establishment of State of Allah Pak all over the Word.
Thanks God ! The All Six Injured Sri Lankan Cricketers are Out Of Dagger. ( plz read : Out of Danger ). Had they been captive of the Jihadis by the 3/3 equation , surely they will be beheaded or shoot out at point blank range. The Jihadis are Trigger Happy. They are Dagger Happy.
Mr. Salman Tasi, the Governor of Panjub Province directly connected the 3/3 Lahore Black Day with 26/11 Mumbai Mayhem. He condemned it vehemently.
But Mr. Hamid Gul, Former Chief of ISI finds a critical hand of RAW and India in this deadliest activities of Lahore and declared that the Jihadis came from eastern border.
Fine ! Very Fine !! If we are still in reluctance to understand what is what, one day soon this epicenter of Pak Terrorism will be the Epicenter of Destruction Of Q.A.Jinnah’s PAKISTAN.
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The Lahore Tea Stalls now gossip the way.. How the 3/3 Terrorists
fled away… Rather allowed to escape ! Well done !! Pak Police !!!!!