Archive for May 8th, 2009

War in Pakistan. Who will win in Pakistan ? Taliban or Pakistan??

May 8, 2009

PM orders all-out war, tells army to eliminate Taliban once and for all


By Zulfiqar Ghuman and Irfan Ghauri ||

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday announced a full-scale military operation to wipe out the Taliban from the insurgency-hit areas.

In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said that after deliberations and discussions with all stakeholders, the government had decided to call in the military for decisive action against the Taliban.

He said his government had tried all options to resolve the issue peacefully and implemented the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation despite pressure, but its efforts were taken as a sign of weakness.

After the peace deal, the Taliban refused to disarm, attacked security forces personnel and checkposts, targeted those who had helped the government restore peace, stopped girls from going to schools and colleges, were disgraceful towards women and made the lives of minorities miserable, the prime minister said.

He said the Taliban challenged the writ of the state and refused to accept the constitution, the parliament and the judiciary.

Gilani said his government would not compromise on national sovereignty or bow before the Taliban. He appealed to the people of Pakistan, the civil society and the media to support the government and the army. Gilani also asked clerics and religious leaders to highlight what he called the true spirit of Islam.

The prime minister announced Rs 1 billion for the rehabilitation of the people displaced by the unrest and promised a job to one member from every family that lost an earning member to terrorism.

He appealed to the international community to help Pakistan in the rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons and enhancing the capacity of its security forces.

Kayani vows decisive victory


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani vowed on Thursday that the Pakistan Army would mobilise all available resources to launch a ‘decisive operation’ to crush the Taliban. “The Pakistan Army will employ requisite resources to ensure a decisive ascendancy over the Taliban,” the ISPR quoted him as saying at the 118th corps commanders’ conference held at the General Headquarters (GHQ). The COAS said the army was ‘fully aware’ of the gravity of the ‘internal threat’. “The army has developed full-scale facilities to focus on low intensity conflict related operations,” he said, adding that the military was fully prepared to meet conventional threats as well. He said the prevailing security situation required that all elements of national power work closely together to fight terrorism and extremism. Sources said the corps commanders’ meeting would continue today, and take up the promotion of brigadiers to the rank of major generals. sajjad malik.

Talibans  vow to fight till death

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Taliban take over Mingora, Pakistan strife raises US doubts on nuclear arms: NY Times
* Army officer, soldier killed in Taliban attacks
* Troops ‘exercising restraint to honour peace agreement’
* Taliban blow up school

MINGORA/RAWALPINDI: The Swat peace agreement crumbled on Monday as Taliban took over Mingora, the district headquarters, taking positions atop government and private buildings and patrolling the deserted streets.

“The city is in complete control of the Taliban, who say they are taking positions to guard the local population,” Mingora residents said. But the Taliban did not elaborate who they were protecting the city against.

Business centres and shops remained closed.

Local residents said both the security forces and the Taliban set up checkposts on roads leading to Mingora and soldiers were seen on high alert in Kabal.

Military authorities had announced curfew in the city from 7pm to 6am and had warned the violators of stern action.

Officer, soldier killed: In Rawalpindi, the Inter-Services Public Relations said the Taliban had killed another soldier and an officer in various incidents of violence.

“The security forces are still exercising restraint to honour the peace agreement,” it said. The army officer was killed when the Taliban attacked a security convoy in Barrikot early on Monday. Two soldiers were injured in the ensuing gunfight.

A soldier was killed when the Taliban raided a checkpost in Shangla. They also demolished a vacant police checkpost in Yakhtangi in Shangla, and burnt three private trucks in Biladram and Chamtalai. Three Taliban were reported killed in a clash with troops in Maidan.

DSP’s house: The Taliban burnt the house of a police deputy superintendent in Kumber, and robbed the house of the Maidan Union Council nazim in Lower Dir. They abducted a number of civilians from Kot Haya Sarai in Maidan. The Taliban also blew up a government high school building in Tandoodhag area. Sources in Shangla said the Taliban had told a jirga they had entered Shangla to stop the security forces from entering Swat and Buner.

Meanwhile, intermediate exams at nine centres in Buner were cancelled, and the Swat DCO told a private TV channel that curfew had been imposed in Swat for an indefinite period. staff report/ daily times monitor

Primitive age in Pakistan. Democracy is un-Islamic, invented by infidels – Pak Muslim chief.

May 8, 2009

Being photographed, video taped is un-Islamic: TNSM chief

 20090504_03* Sufi Muhammad says democracy, communism, socialism, fascism are un-Islamic systems of governance
* Says jihad is only obligatory when infidels seek to eliminate sharia
* Women can only come out of their houses to perform Haj

Daily Times Monitor

LAHORE: It is un-Islamic for anyone to be photographed, Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad has said.

Talking to a private TV channel, he said any duplicated image of a person, whether a “still picture or video” was un-Islamic. Referring to the various systems of governance, he said democracy, communism, socialism and fascism were all un-Islamic. He also said there was no need for a constitution in the country in the presence of the Quran and Sunnah, adding these were the “biggest laws” available to humanity. Focusing on democracy, he said it was un-Islamic, as infidels invented it. “I would not offer prayer behind anyone who would seek to justify democracy,” he said, adding this was why he had refused to offer prayers behind Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman. “How can people who believe in democracy be expected to enforce the ideals of sharia,” he said. He said the struggle for Kashmir was to obtain land where Muslims could move about freely rather than seeking the implementation of shariat.

Obligatory jihad: Sufi Muhammad said the sharia system of governance not currently in force anywhere in the world, not even Saudi Arabia or Iran. “Only the Taliban had enforced sharia when they were in power in Afghanistan,” he added. He said he had gone to Afghanistan to conduct jihad, and not to cater to Mullah Omar or Osama Bin Laden. “Jihad was obligatory at the time because the US wanted to end sharia in Afghanistan,” he added. He said Muslims could not wage jihad until the enforcement of sharia, adding jihad becomes obligatory on Muslims only after infidels attempt to eliminate the sharia system of governance. To a question on his organisation’s members picking up the sword in the past and killing people, he said he was opposed to such actions. “They took these actions without informing me and after I came to know of them, I prevented them from doing so,” he added.

Not allowed: On the status of women in a Taliban-run society, he said women were not allowed to come out of their house for any reason other than to perform Haj. However, he added, a female patient was allowed to visit a male doctor to seek a cure for her ailments.

Separately, Sufi Muhammad told another channel the TNSM wanted the implementation of sharia in Malakand Division. He said the qazis appointed by the NWFP government for the Darul Qaza were judges and their appointments had “not been in accordance with Islam”. He said the 1973 Constitution was an Islamic document but had not been implemented properly. He said the rules framed by the government for the Darul Qaza were unacceptable, adding the NWFP government had not consulted him prior to their establishment.

” Sufi Mohammad says:

Democracy is the system of infidels and all those who participate in it are infidels. [He once took part in elections. What would he call himself?]

Women should not be allowed to go outside their homes except for Hajj. [Women are women not prisoners…]

Women aren’t allowed to seek education. [That’s the extreme of his jahalat]

Iran and Saudi Arabia don’t have Shari’ah in real sense. [So this means these countries are also evil in his view]

Jihad in Kashmir isn’t mandatory. [My take: I don’t call it jihad at all…]

The government can’t appoint Qazis for Darul Qaza. [He wants to retain this right]

It’s sin to take photos of human beings or make video footage. [What a lout man!]

This man has lost it totally. He shouldn’t have been released from the prison. Not only he’s getting out of control but Taliban too don’t seem to listen to him. I n my view, both are the same sides of the coin anyway.

We should learn that Taliban will never:

  1. Disarm
  2. Be able to provide justice to ordinary people for they are so corrupt themselves
  3. Accept girls’ right of education.
  4. Limit their role. They want to rule.
  5. Adopt a moderate path. They are extremists and will always remain so.

These are hard times and we are indeed dealing with a serious evil. The latest I read is that Sufi has distanced himself from the peace talks. ”

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