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Sex Terror in Pakistan. HIV Terror invades Pakistan’s middle class society. Even Allah is helpless to save Mullah.

November 30, 2009

Home-based sex worker Shaheena, 38, speaks to an AFP journalist in Karachi.

Pakistan sex workers on AIDS frontline.

Surfaced Islamic Life cannot help them to restrict the internal debauchery. Even Allah cannot save them.

KARACHI: A prostitute born and brought up in Karachi’s Napier Road red-light district, Shumaila never heard about HIV and AIDS until recently. Today, she carries condoms but clients refuse to wear them.

‘None of us were aware about the danger of AIDS looming over us for years but now we all know and can avoid it,’ said the tall 29-year-old who lives in a Victorian-style building in the heart of the neighbourhood.

Shumaila’s awareness —rare among Pakistan sex workers —is thanks to the Gender and Reproductive Health Forum, a local charity that runs a UN-funded programme in Napier Road teaching prostitutes about the perils of HIV/AIDS.

‘So far we have provided hundreds of thousands of condoms to sex workers in the last two years, which have saved them from being infected with the lethal virus,’ said Mirza Aleem Baig, who runs the forum.

Karachi has up to 100,000 female sex workers, according to data gathered by Pakistan Society, a local welfare organisation.

‘This is 20 per cent of their overall population in Pakistan. Lahore comes next with 75,000 sex workers,’ Saleem Azam, head of the charity, told AFP.

Prostitution may be illegal but it has prospered in Pakistan, where an economic downturn and widening poverty have forced women and men onto the streets to meet the rising cost of living.

Shaheena, 38, is a home-based sex worker. She is a skilled paramedic but seldom finds a permanent job.

‘So I opted to enter this business on the side,’ she told AFP, veiling her face to hide her identity.

‘I have sibblings, cousins, nephews and nieces who don’t know about my second profession. So I don’t want to identify myself to embarass them.

‘But it’s a question of survival as none of my relatives support me with money. They are all too stretched themselves,’ she said.

Azam says more than 60 per cent of Pakistan’s prostitutes work from homes or ply the streets, while the elite serve wealthy clients from kothikhanas (houses or rooms) in plush neighbourhoods.

This year’s annual UN report on AIDS said while the epidemic in Asia appears to be stable overall, HIV prevalence is increasing in some parts of the region, such as Bangladesh and Pakistan.

A survey published in the report said 60 per cent of female sex workers and 45 per cent of their male clients in Karachi and Lahore do not know that condoms can prevent transmission of HIV.

Of those that do, few protect themselves. ‘The number of our clients who agree to wear a condom is very small. Female condoms are not available, which can save us more effectively,’ said Nasreen, another prostitute in Napier Road.

‘I can’t carry condoms in my purse on the street as we’re vulnerable to the police and could be arrested if they find them,’ said Afshan, 29, who walks the city’s busy streets looking for clients.

The most recent survey conducted by Pakistan’s state-run National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) in 2006 said only 18 per cent of sex workers reported always using condoms.

The UN report estimates that around 96,000 people, or 0.1 per cent of the population, live with HIV in Pakistan. The government says only 5,000 people are infected.

NACP says the disease is spreading among high-risk groups, especially drug users, who mostly inject and use dirty needles, raising fears the virus could spread quickly from addicts to prostitutes.

In 2006, Pakistan said HIV/AIDS prevalence among female sex workers was around 0.02 percent, but independent bodies put it much higher. ‘It is at least 15 per cent, ‘said Azam.

‘They are totally at the mercy of their clients. Most of their clients refuse to wear condoms,’ he said.

‘In Pakistan, this business is illegal, thus there is no law to seriously tackle the issue and save precious lives. Yet a way-out is desperately needed on humanitarian grounds.’

Baig said he had identified an HIV-positive sex worker a few months ago and tried to help her with treatment and a new job but she left because her colleagues considered her a blot on their business.

‘Now, no one knows where she is and what she is doing,’ he said.

What is now our Islamic Sharia doing in Pakistan ?

Courtesy: AFP & DAWN.

Christians in Pakistan Attacked for Religious Beliefs :: New Face of Terrorism

October 1, 2009

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 pic source : http://blog.familychristianmovies.com/2009/08/07/christians-killed-in-pakistan/

Persecution of Christians in Pakistan

Posted by: Maloy Krishna Dhar in his site on Saturday, September 5th, 2009

I learnt from Richard Aldrich, professor of International Security, University of Warwick and an eminent authority on intelligence, that inquisitiveness about what cooks in neighbor’s pot and under his quilt was one of the primitive ingredients that went in making the science and art of intelligence.

Besides Jihadist upsurge, Pakistan is beset with several other ailments which have plagued its civil society across the board. These ailments are not well publicized and only occasionally Pakistani media and to a very little extent international media pay attention to these malaises. Let us visit our favorite neighbor Pakistan what is usually cooked in its pot, other than Talibani and Lashkar and al Qaeda broth. The global community is not well informed of what’s really cooking on the other darker areas of Minority bashing by the religious fanatics in Pakistan. They take advantage archaic Blasphemy Act and other medieval provisions introduced by Zia-ul- Haq and perpetuated by the Ulama community.

Let us focus attention on the beleaguered Christian community of Pakistan. Minority persecution is a trademark for most Pakistani sectarian militant organisation, especially the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the Sipah Sahaba. When I say this, I equally castigate minority bashing by certain pro-Hindutwa chauvinists. But the scale of oppression against the Christians in Pakistan is appalling. This has developed as a pattern and all over Pakistan most minority religious groups; especially the Christians are systematically persecuted.

Recently I received three communications, one from NWFP and the others from somewhere near Lahore. The letters were from prominent Christians in two different provinces. I quote the letters sans the real names of the senders and their exact locations.

“I am feeling very pity and difficult from where should I start and for what I would start I/we are in such a vicissitudes which even have stuck the brain to think and act. You may find this email very strange! But I/we are in Trauma.

Dear you are very well aware about the circumstances we are going through particularly one can imagine as a minority what would be our situation in this time (state of war) and one even do not know for what reason he/she has been assassinated. Anyway we were and are not living but struggling to live or fighting for our survival. Every second day brings something new in our country and we get in new crises namely War against Terror, political, judiciary, water, power, food, fuel and blab blab…; the law n order situation is never ever under control. The Government supremacy is nowhere in the country and their transgressions have taken us further in worse situation. I would say this is totally a potpourri Govt. On the other end the inflation really has broken the back born of individual’s budget.

In the sequence of different issues raised the World Recognized Leader was assassinated in on 27 December 2007. Which was not only shocked me but even to the whole world. My very little daughter was about 3 years at that time and she said “Papa my friend (who even could not pronounce her name) Baibazeer Bhutto ki death hogai”. I do not why but whenever my little use to se Benazir Bhutto on screen, she use to say “she is my friend”.

Anyways, latter Tehrik Nafaz-e-Shariat brought another trauma in the country; obviously that was situation like state in the state. This killed hundreds of innocents who had nothing to do with and forced thousands to get displaced. On the other hands few anti Pakistani are having slogan for Azad Balochistan. And on this they are killing the innocents rather target killing the Punjabi’s.

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Pic Source : http://www.thepersecution.org/news/09/salem0806.html ( read detail for Gojra incident under caption.. 

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community denounces violence against Pakistan’s Christian minority.)

Any one can tell such a Protest Procession appealing DON ‘ T KILL HINDUS IN PAKISTAN ??

( The above two pictures are not included in the M.K.Dhar’s original Article.)

You know I really get numb, stung by this, my grandfather came to XXX in year 1890 but yet we are not local of the area but domicile. I heard from my aboriginals that once the Christian delegation raised this issue in year 1972 to be given status of local to the Govt. but some so called “Son of the Soils” declined by asking to provide your real identity and contribution in the freedom of Pakistan. Anyways, many of the real patriots and true Pakistani know the contribution of the minority for this Country.

Being in this trauma from last five years I even have not taken my kids for outing rather would say simple outing i.e. for hotelling in the town to avoid any misshape, But for how long? Now we are getting sick. Every second day tell us that how insecure we are here by hearing a news of bomb blast and firing rocket launcher. When we do not here news of any Bomb blast, my daughter asks me “Papa Aaj koi Dhmaka Nahi huwa”

You know what? This is very first time that the schools have been closed for summer vacations from Aug 1 to 17. Usually it gets close in July every year. The main reason is that in most of the schools not even offering their National Anthem in assembly because they are threatened by some XXX army. And due to this Govt. close the school to avoid misshape. We are so week that even can’t celebrate our Independence Day. Most of the institutes have raised their boundary walls from 6ft to 10ft by taking preventive security measures.

So the Govt. just avoided the situation forced to give summer vacations in such a time so that we as a Nation in schools/colleges would not celebrates our Day of Independents on 14th August in particular Province. This all is ridiculous to me; I cannot take my kids out for enjoying the independence day, playing for anything; even before going to church one is also give thinking that we are putting ourselves in risk or not. I would not say who are but whoever is killing the innocents and killing against the name of racial discrimination is not right. Nobody think as a human being and what our religions tell us about Humanity. Christians are openly humiliated, their women abducted and their churches defiled. We are afraid of holding any open religious function. The rifle wielding goons threaten to loot our homes unless we pay them handsomely. We have to buy our breath, leave aside bread.

You must have heard the killing of innocents in Gojra, hundreds of home fired and many women were raped few of them yet missing (which not being highlighted in the news). The BIBLE was burnt, if QURAN is a Holly Book than Bible is too. Why they do not drag those who burnt the BIBLE. Why they do not apply blasphemy law on those. Are they supreme? I have not seen such Muslims in my whole life rather they are beasts. What Govt. was doing, neither Police nor any other force intervene and stop the so called Muslims to stop the killing and brutal act. What (ASAW PBUH) said “if we save one life we safe whole human being” and “if we kill one human being we kill whole humanity. I do not know that what I have written is having any sequential detail or not but I have one thing in my mind I do not want my family to live for survival but to live the life at the fullest….

…It seem quite awkward to say and ask such thing which might be beyond your limit but what to request. Dear living in this entire situation from years and years, I get tired and see no future of my family. Sending kids to school create worries if they would return home safe and sound. If visiting the market for grocery and commodities we fear to get the essential item and reach home as early as possible. But in the night while going for sleep again threats comes in mind if someone shoot rocket launcher “God forbidden” would lend on our home roof; than? There is one option left to get rid of this situation is to migrate; which again people/person like me cannot afford. But the Big Fishes of our Country easily move and having dual nationalities. I do not have money in the bank to show, I might would have it if would involved in Bribery.

So the only option left to me is to sale myself and my family (even in this country we have been sold to IMF/World Bank) to someone aboard. So that he/she can keep us as slave (we are here slaves and minority too) at least we would be secure. No fear of landing of rocket launcher, bomb blast. My kids would be able to play whatever they want and move freely elsewhere. I do not if this would be possible for you or not but truly asking you to kindly … kindly do forward this email to some major news papers, George W. Bush, Obama and Clinton and the parliamentarians and to some Churches too.

With Best Regards and God Bless You…”

Video added by #Alertpak#

I have edited this letter for ensuring safety of the writer. The other letter from somewhere near Lahore is more pathetic. In this case also I have edited heavily to protect identity of the sender.

“Sir, we read you regularly and derive inspiration. But village Korian on July 30 and in Gojra on August 10, 2009, where Christian homes were attacked, burnt, their women raped and nearly 15 Christians were killed including four women and children. All because, the Sipah Sahaba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Al Qaeda gangs alleged that we had burnt pages of the Koran. The raiders numbering 500 were armed with sword, Kalashnikovs, pistols and they fired in the air to scare the Christians. My neighbour ZZZ was dragged out from his home and was beheaded in front of his children. His wife was grabbed by some militants and taken away. We do not know about her as yet. The police standing nearby did not do anything. As you know this part of Punjab is the strongest hold of Jhangvi and Sipah Sahaba. They openly move with arms and threaten the Christians and Hindus. The real intention of the militants is to evict us from our land and grab the same. They looted 15 shops run by the Christians and took away four motorbikes.

One of the raiders threw petrol soaked torch on at least 5 homes of Christians. One woman of about 40 was raped on the open street. They raised slogans: Allha hu Akbar, Jiahil Christan murdabad, Pakistan for Islam etc…They plundered most valuables and desecrated the Holy Bible by urinating on them.

Video added by #Alertpak#

I am ashamed to mention that over 8 Christian women were raped in the open and a girl child who protested against molestation of her mother was killed with a spear. Punjab and Islamabad governments are giving only lip services. Sir, please bring our plights to the notice of the broader world as you have wider readership…”

What really happened on 10th August, 2009 was included in the letter vividly. To summarize, the Muslim militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Sipah Sahaba came from Jhang side. The Jhang-Maghiana belt in Punjab is the cradle of jihadist Islam. This belt has now become a refuge for the Talibanis and al Qaeda cadres. The area is dominated by the Markaz-ud- Dawa and its militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. Both the Jhangvi and Taiba outfits are intricately connected to Jaish-e-Mohammad (Multan area) and the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and al Qaeda units in the province. Lahore and Islamabad may not agree, but the fact remains that most parts of Punjab has been radicalized and the militants are eager to either convert the Hindus and the Christians or drive them out.

A map of Gojra area, near Jhang and Lahore would show that it is not a remote village. It is on a main road and there are administrative infrastructures nearby.

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Courtsey for more details please read : http://maloykrishnadhar.com/persecution-of-christians-in-pakistan

Rigorous in Ramzan :: No way out in Pakistan

August 26, 2009

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Pak rules out ceasefire with militants for Ramzan

PTI 24 August 2009, 07:14pm IST

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has ruled out a ceasefire against Taliban during the holy month of Ramzan, interior minister Rehman Malik has said, asserting that the militants had not kept similar commitments made in the past.

Malik declared that the security forces would continue their operations against the Taliban even during the holy month of Ramzan, considered a time of peace.

“There will not be a ceasefire during Ramzan. We are not interested in a ceasefire. They haven’t kept their commitment in the past. We will continue targeted actions against the Taliban,” said Malik.

His comments assumes significance as Pakistan Army is poised to strike against Taliban and al Qaeda strongholds in Sacristan and is continuing operations against militants in Swat, Dir and Buner.

The minister ruled out a brief halt in the fighting even as a powerful North Waziristan-based Taliban faction led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur declared a 40-day unilateral ceasefire for Ramzan and asked its fighters to stop attacks on security forces and government facilities.

The interior minister said the government has not accepted this ceasefire as the Taliban violated accords with the authorities in the past.

Malik also said that the father-in-law of Baithullah Mehsud and some of his relatives had been killed by the militants after being accused of providing information that led to the rebel commander’s death in a US drone attack on August 5.

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Ramzan Schedule                                          Fiqa-i-Hanafi

  Date          Sehar        Iftar …………..Date          Sehar        Iftar 

 22.8.2009 5.47 am 8.02 pm ……….23.8.2009 5.47 am 8.01 pm

24.8.2009 5.48 am 8.01 pm…………25.8.2009 5.49 am 8.00 pm

26.8.2009 5.49 am 7.59 pm…………27.8.2009 5.50 am 7.58 pm

28.8.2009 5.50 am 7.57 pm………..29.8.2009 5.51 am 7.56 pm

30.8.2009 5.52 am 7.55 pm………..31.8.2009 5.52 am 7.54 pm

01.9.2009 5.52 am 7.53 pm…………02.9.2009 5.53 am 7.51 pm

03.9.2009 5.53 am 7.50 pm………..04.9.2009 5.54 am 7.49 pm

05.9.2009 5.54 am 7.48 pm…………06.9.2009 5.55 am 7.47 pm

07.9.2009 5.55 am 7.46 pm………….08.9.2009 5.56 am 7.45 pm

09.9.2009 5.56 am 7.44 pm………….10.9.2009 5.57 am 7.43 pm

11.9.2009 5.57 am 7.42 pm………….12.9.2009 5.58 am 7.41 pm

13.9.2009 5.58 am 7.40 pm…………14.9.2009 5.59 am 7.39 pm

15.9.2009 5.59 am 7.38 pm………….16.9.2009 6.00 am 7.37 pm

17.9.2009 6.00 am 7.36 pm…………18.9.2009 6.01 am 7.35 pm

19.9.2009 6.01 am 7.34 pm………..20.9.2009 6.02 am 7.33 pm 

Time in PST

Is ‘Rape’ included as an honored dictum what-so-ever in Islam ?

May 17, 2009

Pakistani Teenage rape victim records statement

Saturday, May 16, 2009, Jamadi-ul-Awwal 20, 1430 A.H

By Shamim Bano

 Karachi

Thirteen-year-old rape victim Nasima Lubano recorded her statement in the court of District and Session Judge (South) Faheem Ahmed Siddiqi on Friday.

Two types of statements were recorded during proceedings: the examination in chief which was conducted by Deputy District Public Prosecutor (DDPP) Abdul Maroof, and a cross-examination conducted by Defence Counsel (DC) SM Iqbal Shah.

Revealing her plight, Lubano, a resident of district Ubaro, said that two men, Abdul Sattar and Mohammed Anwer Hussain, raped her on January 27, 2007. She said that later, on she was taken to a courtyard where nine other people abused her and physically humiliated her. Hearing her cries, two men, Jamaluddin and Mohammed Sardar, barged into the courtyard, allowing her the opportunity to escape, albeit naked, and reach home, where she narrated the entire gruesome tale to her parents. Lubano’s medical examination and treatment was conducted the same day, while the very next day, she recorded her statement under section 164 of the criminal procedure, and her thumb impressions were taken.

After the DDPP had completed questioning, the court asked the DC to initiate cross-examination, however DC Shah said that he was not prepared for cross-examination and needed time. The court censured the DC, stating that he should have come prepared, but adjourned the hearing till May 20. It is worth remembering that the DC was only recently appointed to the case. He is the third lawyer to take up the case. Nasima Lubano was allegedly gang-raped by 11 men, of which three, Abdul Sattar, Morozado and Munawar Hasan, are still at large. Another accused, Long Khan, expired during the jail trial. The other seven accused include: Shahzado, Abdul Jabbar, Anwar Hussain, Khadim Hussain, Ali Hasan, Shah BAig and Bashir Ahmed.

Hamza Lubano had lodged a report at the police station Ubaro under section 354-A, 387-a, 337-F(10 147, 148, 149 of the Pakistan Penal code, FIR 07/2007, stating that a dispute took place between Abdul Sattar and him on a children-related matter, upon which Sattar threatened to violate his honour so that “he could no longer live in society”.


Labano’s relative reportedly kidnapped the daughter of Anwar Khan some time back; and in order to avenge her honour, Anwar Khan and his ten accomplices abducted Nasima, and took her to Sattar’s residence, where ten persons allegedly raped her. The sexual assault by ten persons has also been proved by the medical report.

www.thenews.com.pk

The culprits produced in the court were seen in a very gentle gesture and some of them bear the sign of black spot in the fore head as a mark of offering regular namaz even five times in a day. But these type of  inhumane activities like rape, looting,  murdering  etc. are not treated as a very sinful and offensive by them. They go to jammat, shout – Naraye Taqbir, Allah ho Akbar and do the all dreadful.  Such pungent Islam against the opposition or may be against the Kaffirs are nothing but a stigma in Islam to stab the humanity. Extreme  exclusion of all these may clear the obstacles to attain a Progressive Pakistan.

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. ”

”-”as published in www.ayesha5.wordpress.com