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Qadri’s march: Conspiracy theories galore


Posted on January 17, 2013 by Akashma Online News

Source Dunya News

The military has denied any link to Tahirul Qadri.


ISLAMABAD: To Pakistan s ruling party, a firebrand cleric camped outside parliament with thousands of protesters is looking more and more like the harbinger of their worst fear: a plan by the establishment to engineer a “soft coup”.

In their eyes, Muhammad Tahirul Qadri seems like the perfect candidate for such a mission. A practised orator who has electrified crowds with his anti-corruption rhetoric, the doctor of Islamic law leapt into action to back the last power grab by the army in 1999.

The aim this time, some politicians suspect, is to use Qadri to bring down the current administration and provide a pretext for the handpicked caretaker cabinet.

“What we are seeing is dangerous and evidence that the third force is up to its tricks again,” said Mahmood Khan Achakzai, a politician who has been a frequent critic of the army s record of interfering in politics.

The military has denied any link to Qadri, and army chief General Ashfaq Kayani has built up a reputation for standing more aloof from politics than predecessors who have not hesitated to dismiss civilian governments. Pakistan has been ruled by the military for more than half of its 65 years as an independent nation.

Critics note, furthermore, that the ruling Pakistan People s Party (PPP), which has a long record of confrontation with the military, has often been quick to portray itself as a victim of bullying by the military to distract attention from its shortcomings.

But the timing of Qadri s return from six years of living in Canada, just a few months before elections are due, and his role in supporting a 1999 coup by former army chief Pervez Musharraf have nonetheless rung alarm bells.

Qadri, who led a convoy of buses carrying thousands of protesters into the capital, Islamabad, on Monday, has repeatedly demanded that the army should have a say in the formation of an interim administration that is due to oversee the run-up to elections in May.

“You meet army officers in the night; I m asking that you consult with them on the caretaker set up under the sunlight,” Qadri said in a speech on Tuesday in remarks clearly addressed to the government.

The PPP s fears over the potential for military meddling centre on the impending formation of a caretaker cabinet.
Pakistan passed a constitutional amendment last year that requires the government and opposition to agree on the
composition of the temporary administration.

The amendment is designed to prevent any ruling party exploiting the advantages of incumbency to manipulate elections
by using state power to skew the playing field.

The PPP and the Pakistan Muslim League, the main opposition party, have spent months negotiating a list of mutually
acceptable names for the transitional cabinet, including a number of politicians noted for resisting military rule.

“The PPP has lost three generations of leaders fighting against dictatorships,” said a senior member of the PPP. “You
think we will give up now? We will take up this battle at all levels.”

Meanwhile, military officers privately do little to conceal their contempt for the PPP, whose government has been unable to end militant violence, bring down sharp food price inflation or get the economy on track since it took power in March, 2008.
They are also dismissive of the Pakistan Muslim League.

One officer, speaking in a personal capacity, said the army had no desire to seize power but might be forced to play a role
as mediator between political factions if the cleric s protests trigger a prolonged crisis.

“If this gets worse, then the army may have to intervene (as a moderator),” he told Reuters.

After years of suspicion and ill-will between the generals and the PPP-led coalition led by President Asif Ali Zardari, Qadri s protests have seemed to signal a shift in the political landscape, with unpredictable consequences.

“We can t say who is behind him. But all we know is that he can t pull this off without backing from someone,” Maulana
Fazlur Rehman, the veteran leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Pakistan s biggest religious party, said on television.

The political temperature soared even higher on Tuesday when Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry ordered the arrest of Prime
Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in connection with a corruption case. Authorities have yet to carry out his instructions.

An aide to Ashraf said the military was behind this move as well, but the chief justice is known to be independent-minded.

If Qadri succeeds in bringing down the government, then a man whose name had faded from the limelight since he left
Pakistan for Canada in 2006 will have sabotaged the PPP s bid to be the first civilian government to complete a full term.

That would undermine Pakistan s struggle to bury the legacy of decades of military dictatorship by building institutions
strong enough to resolve the nuclear-armed country s multiple crises.

The military has a track record of picking interim administrations in past decades that have then overstepped their
mandates by hounding the army s political opponents or manipulating elections.

Army officers in Bangladesh, which was part of Pakistan until it broke away in 1971, have used a similar approach to
appoint a technocratic government to implement reforms.

But some commentators and Western diplomats argue that times have changed and the military has lost the appetite for
embroiling itself in struggles with increasingly assertive political parties and a hyperactive media.

“The military has no interest in disrupting the path to elections: in fact their interest is the opposite, supporting
the transfer of power from one elected government to another, which is a political milestone in Pakistan s history,” said
Maleeha Lodhi, a former Pakistani ambassador to Washington.

Much will depend on whether Qadri has enough rhetorical firepower left to persuade his followers to maintain their
protest, or whether the government decides to order the police to apply pressure to disperse them.

“There is nothing wrong with raising your concerns and protesting,” said Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira. “But
if you try to hold the capital hostage and disrupt the lives of its people, the law will take its course.”

Afganistan, Taliban, Pakistan – And Woman’s Rights!


Posted on October 11, 2012 by Akashma Online News

By Marivel Guzman

Study Geography and Politics will be more clear

We always look back at history to review what we should not do.

911 was a tragic event perpetrated not only to the 3000 victims sacrificed on that day, but also the innocents victims in Afghanistan that died by the hands of the US soldiers and the mercenaries of the private contractors.

The official story went like this: 17 hijackers majority Saudis armed with box cutters took the control of 2 jets and crashed on the Twin Towers in New York, and pulverized 3 towers. 2 planes, 3 buildings well I guess math doesn’t matter now, it is the story behind the official story imprinted.

Very much the rest was unfolded to the public as it deemed necessary for the Bush Administration. First we heard of Osama Bin Laden being living in the mountains of Bora Bora in Afghanistan.

According to the Bush administration they asked the government of the Taliban, -which was the Official government- to hand over Osama Bin Laden a terrorist Ex Saudi that was behind the 911 attack.  Supposedly they did not hand over Osama Bin Laden, which gave excuse to the US army to attack Afghanistan for harboring the most wanted terrorist in the world, as the FBI list have him on their # 1 spot with a huge rewards for his whereabouts, arrests and conviction. Well the story continues in a twisted way.

What happen when we got there?, we bombed every mount of dirt, and every mountain the US had in its target, not forgetting that the Satellite Imagery can gives a X Rayed picture of the womb of the mountains. With the technology we have we could have found a worm hiding on that rugged dry land of Afghanistan. Oil and Mineral Companies have been using this technology for decades now to find much more deep minerals and other veins of treasures buried in the earth.

The perception of a war it is not well accepted by the public, so we have to make up an issue ugly enough to kill thousands of innocents without being seen as heartless killing machines, and we found the perfect image to give to the world. The Evil Taliban suppressed and oppressed their Muslims women,  an evil for the Media to broadcast,  the excuse! while US soldiers dropping tons of dynamite and experimental bombs to an  unarmed innocent population, the carnage went wild for few years.

The US did not found Osama Bin Laden, which lead us to ask ourselves the question. Would the Taliban could have hand over Osama to the US? and if Taliban have said yes, we will give you Osama. Could they have found him?….!

While the US was bombing Afghanistan and the hideouts of Osama’s men in the neighborhoods mountains of Pakistan, a huge campaign started in the US and in every country of the world, you must remember this, “The Abuse of Women in Taliban ruled Afghanistan it is horrible”.
From the first day on,  that the American  machine decided to control this untamed country of Afghanistan, that not even the Russian after 10 years of occupation could control.

The PR campaign went 24 hours, 365 days for few years, until the world lost their compassion for the Afghan men that were being killed like cockroaches in its nest.
The Public Relation Office of US army mounted a huge campaign of disinformation while we are destroying Afghanistan without being held liable for all the deaths we are causing. After all we are liberating the oppressed women of Afghanistan.
They made movies, TV programs, Radio shows, “Afghanistan about women abuses under Taliban”. The story was in every headline of the Stream Media News, in every magazine, every blog that there was.

The ultimate sinners; “The Taliban and its radical Islamic ideology” was what kept the world busy, while the US and their allies went to Afghanistan installed their groomed puppet Karsai,

So far the story has not form, but started getting, but when you find out that Karsai was a CEO of Chevron Corporation one of the top 5 Oil industries in the world.

By now the Taliban and every men that look like Taliban which is 99 % of the men in Afghanistan are being killed one by one, because once the invaders came to their land, they did what every patriot do in their land, they defend it against the aggressor, but the world at large it is so busy pitting the veiled oppressed women of Afghanistan that nobody has any more pity or concern for the men of Afghanistan, that by this time it is not just the Taliban, but every tribe that live in Afghanistan and that raised against the invader it’s being branded as terrorist and kill without compassion.

Remember Afghanistan shares borders with Pakistan in the East, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far east. There are countries in between like Baluchistan, Waziristan that are occupied territories, but they are mostly ruled by Tribes, that do not conformed to the government of Pakistan. So they have to rely on US
Afghanistan is already some how conquered territory, US and NATO bases are installed. So to wage a war with Iran US needs to secure the border with Pakistan, so all these drones on Pakistan territory could be just preparation for an attack to get rid of the unwanted tribal leaders control that might be friendly with other tribal leaders in the Iranian side.
Then we have Afghanistan ban on Pakistani Newspapers, telling a tale of mistrust. Meaning to this point Pakistan is seen as ally of US…but then we must ask….

Why US is attacking an Ally?…Well all I think of this popular proverb:.”In war and Love everything done is valid”, could be so, except that, there is no war against Pakistan, at least not a declared war.

Afghanistan had been fiercely fighting  US and NATO troops, just like the Soviet Union could not defeat the Afghan tribal lords, neither US . except for the bases they installed in Afghanistan they do not have control neither the Central Government in Kabul.
We see on the map, Baluchistan which it is on popular belief an occupied territory by Pakistan, but Pakistan recognized Baluchistan as the back bone of Pakistan, the trick it is in the wording.

Now we go to Pakistan, for about over 11 years, the US is being using drones and that had  killed more than 35,000  innocents in Pakistan, for more of these 11 years the story went unnoticed by the world except for News Outlets inside Pakistan no one was talking about the drones. But recently the women in pink, CODE PINK WOMEN with the invitation of Imran Khan, ex cricket player and opposition guy to the Military Islamic Government of Pakistan mounted an Anti Drone March. CODE PINK women  will be touring Pakistan remote areas where the drones had hit harder.

Now the latest news on the CODE PINK convoy as October 12, 2012:
The Pakistani military blocked a convoy carrying thousands of Pakistanis and a small contingent of US anti-war activists from entering a lawless tribal region along the border with Afghanistan on Sunday to stage a protest against American drone strikes.

The group, led by cricket star turned politician Imran Khan and his political party, was turned back just miles from the border of South Waziristan. After an hour of fruitless negotiations, Khan announced that the caravan would backtrack to the city of Tank, about 15 kilometers (9 miles) away, where he was expected to make a speech to the crowd.  India Times

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Secondly, the rally was a threat to the space occupied by other political groups for decades. There were announcements from the mosques in Dera Ismail Khan and a Think Tank,  that was a Jew and Christian sponsored group was coming to fool the people and must be resisted in the name of Islam. Leaflets were distributed to demonize the rally. As if this was not enough, a night earlier there was a symbolic rocket attack on a police post in Tank to scare the participants. The continuing chatter on walkie-talkies, some real and some propaganda, warning Fidayeen attacks on the forces of Zionism with devastating effect failed to dent the psychology of the people. Tank and hamlets along the way waited with warm hearts and high expectations.  Opinion Maker Pakistan Online Paper

The media started a huge huge campaign regarding this 14 year old girl Malala Yousafzai that was shot  by Taliban hit man. People might get confuse here, the media trained the world to think Taliban are the bad men from Afghanistan that oppressed the women, so what are they doing in Pakistan?..you may ask. Just type Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban on the search engines and you get more than 20 millions results. It is over the internet, the social networks are digesting this news as the latest Headlines news. But why even the government of Pakistan is going along with this story?  The whole Malala story overshadowed the Anti drone march, few blogs and local News outlets barely covered the march.

I want to make something clear on Malala Yousafzai tragic event. I do not doubt that she was somehow  injured on the attack of the events that occurred on October 9 but I do not think that was Taliban people. It is too easy to target women in Afghanistan by any male that believes that women belong to the house. I say that somebody was paid to do the job. ..
The idea that Malala have been speaking since 2008 and has been very vocal about it, the News have been covering her story apparently since 2008. What it is strange is that there is no News  out of Pakistan until the day of the attack.
Take for instance this interview/article to Malala, according to the writer George Brokate which it is the photographer also, the interview was done on 2010 but he run the article on October 22, 2012, I have not found other articles by him no where in this web site or any where else.
Now you look in the Internet by her name and you find millions hits, why just few knew about Malala in Pakistan, after all she was awarded the Dutch kid award and nominated by Desmond Tutu award with 4 other girls, including one girl from Palestine Liza, I mean other women..only the small group that were with Malala were mentioned, and one other girl that was injured in the attack is barely mentioned in other web sites, except for one interview, and On picture of the girl.
To me this is a Pakistani staged event to divert the attention of the US drones. Really how many more Pakistani people will have to die in drones attacks, so far 35,000 and counting. How many more drone attacks before Pakistani make an official complain, at least in the UN and the NEWS.
Poor Malala Yousafzai was injured and her story used to cover a really black agenda of the Pak/US intimate relations.
I have to say that I m happy for the women in Pakistan that this incident will be known, and will raise awareness in the region, not that they did not know…Malala has been written a blog since she is in 8 grade, the BBC knew about her stories, Pakistani Government knew, the local news knew, and the attack took place..Right? …

On November 24, 2011  Fazal Khaliq published this story, very genuine regarding Malala and besides BBC urdu publishing her dairies there were no News of her outside Pakistan.

The photo does not show signs of bullet on her left temple. Picture taken during Malala hospital stay

No Neck or Jaw injury apparent

The Appearance of Malala face looks better a day after the attack than 2 later when she get out of the British Hospital.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) worked in tandem with Pakistan to create the “monster” that is today Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban, a leading US expert on South Asia said here.

“I warned them that we were creating a monster,” Selig Harrison from the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars said at the conference here last week on “Terrorism and Regional Security: Managing the Challenges in Asia.”

Pakistani leaders are saying that Taliban are against girls’ education…. but the whole world knows that it has been sixty five years since the independence of Pakistan, but despite this… 70% of Pakistani people, a majority of women, are still illiterate… are the Taliban responsible for that? Today 70% Pakistani population lives below the poverty line… are the Taliban responsible for it?…. Today, after 65 years, more than 70% people do not have access to clean drinking water…. 70% of the people don’t have a single doctor within reach for treatment…. Does this credit also goes to Taliban? Pakistani generals, surrender to India and US…and conquer their own country….In spite of this, they devour 50% of national budget.…Are the Taliban responsible for this?

The grief of Malala and her friends is valid…. they deserve utmost sympathies…. but, the Supreme Court in its verdict on 12th October, said that there are undeniable proofs of the involvement of agencies in Balochistand… and that over three hundred Malalas have been missing in Balochistan for several months…..when will Pakistani newspapers and television channels wake up and raise voice in their grief?… as far as the European media is concerned,…… it is their track record that in Bosnia Herzegovina, situated in centre of the Europe, Serb wild beasts, during three-and-a-half year period, rapped thousands of Malalals… and killed many of them….but American and European media did not report the atrocities mated out those malalas…

During 25 years in Kashmir, more than five thousand young and old Malalas fell prey to Indian forces’ lust.…. but, not a single Malala could grab the spotlight in Western media.….

Few years back, Israeli troops sprayed with bullets the bodies of over two hundred children on their way to schools, but none of them could become Malala..

Truth and Wisdom

Harrison said: “The CIA made a historic mistake in encouraging Islamic groups from all over the world to come to Afghanistan.” The US provided $3 billion for building up these Islamic groups, and it accepted Pakistan’s demands that they should decide how this money should be spent, Harrison said.The Emperor Cloths

Why her story from being inspiring for women, for freedom of speech has to be turned on a circus by the Press and by her own government. The intention is clear here, to shadow the Drones Attacks that was starting to surface more constantly, and with Pink Code women march…

Can Floods Lead to Taliban Resurgence


Can Floods Lead to Taliban Resurgence

Posted on 12. Aug, 2010 by Marivel Guzman from original post by Raja Mujtaba in Pakistan

By Sajjad Shaukat
On the onset, let me correct it that there are no Taliban in Pakistan, all that we are facing are criminals and terrorists pushed in here by Indo-Israeli network operating in Afghanistan. The western media who are under Zionist control have labeled them as Taliban only to defame this name that we use for students. It is highly objectionable to brand the criminals as Taliban. If this be the case then every student would be taken to be a terrorist then where would we educate our children and what would we call them? But for the sake of this paper I will refer them to as Taliban though they are not.
Pakistan has made numerous protests to the US and NATO command in Afghanistan to reign them in but to no avail.
The recent floods in Pakistan have provided a new level of devastation, especially in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where more than 4 million people have been affected by this natural disaster. The emerging landscape in areas where the water has receded is one in which bridges, roads, schools, health clinics, power facilities and sewage systems have been ruined or seriously damaged.
While Pakistan’s high officials and foreign media said that overall impact of the floods now exceeds that of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, but at the same time some foreign media has started a propaganda campaign that by availing the opportunity, the Taliban can again return and organise themselves. They are likely to get the sympathies of the flood-affected people.
In this connection, under the caption, ‘Flooding’s devastation in Pakistan is seen as opportunity for Taliban’, The Washington Post reported on August 9, 2010: “The slow-motion disaster underway in Pakistan as floodwaters seep into virtually every corner of the nation has devastated basic infrastructure and could open the door to a Taliban resurgence.”
The Post further elaborated, “Over the past year, Pakistan’s army has succeeded in driving Taliban fighters

out of key
sanctuaries in South Waziristan and the Swat Valley. But the damage from the floods could jeopardize those gains, unless infrastructure is quickly rebuilt—an undertaking that will cost billions of dollars and will probably take years.”
However, it is misperception of The Washington Post including other western media as the fact of the matter is that the flood in Pakistan cannot lead to the Taliban resurgence. In this context, army officials are of the opinion that they are aware that the Taliban could try to seize the opportunity but they will not let that happen. Brig. Gen. Tippu Karim, who is overseeing relief efforts for Swat and other northwestern areas made it clear saying: “We have not let down our guard. The safeguards are still in place… reconstruction will be the top priority as soon as Pakistan can get past the immediate challenge of rescuing stranded residents and providing them with food and shelter.”
These floods have diminished the propaganda of the west and the militants against Pakistan, because Pakistan’s armed forces which are helping the flood victims round the clock and have visited various camps—focusing on evacuating people from flood affected areas, distributing food, water, medicine and conveying dead bodies. The relief efforts particularly addressed the Northern Areas, evacuating hundreds of stranded people every day. In this respect, Pak Army has been performing excellent services in the flood-affected areas, which include more water bottles, ready-to-eat meals and cartons of dry rations and boats. Apart from army, Pakistan Air Force helicopters besides evacuation and distribution also delivered medical staff and medicine. PAF has continued the relief operations in the flood affected areas of the country. The entire C-130 fleet along with helicopters is engaged in flood relief operations.
Pakistani navy boats spread across miles of flood waters as the military took a lead role in rescuing survivors from a devastating disaster
It is mentionable that the Pakistan military which had played a dominant role during natural disasters such as in the earthquake of 2005 has come to the fore during the present floods.
It is notable that our army which has already broken the backbone of the Taliban in Buner, Swat, Dir, South Waziristan and other tribal agencies through successful military operations is now busy in fighting Taliban insurgents in some areas. Despite its engagement in a different war, Pak Army has been performing a remarkable job in the regions which have been affected by the floods.
The women and men from troubled areas have highly appreciated all Pakistan’s armed forces, saying that they are saving them. Besides, various leaders of the civil society, political parties and media of our country including the general masses have also immensely praised the positive role of Pak Army in connection with the areas affected by the floods.
Islamic charities including ones that are known fronts for banned militant groups have also begun distributing assistance in some areas, as have western nongovernmental organizations. But for the most part, residents said they are receiving no aid at all from these entities.
It is of particular attention that more than 10 million people have been affected by the present floods. And billions of dollars are needed to rehabilitate the homeless people, reconstruction of roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure, while being a developing country, Pakistan government lacks resources in this regard. This fact has also been realized by the United Nations Organisation which recently revealed that destruction caused by the floods in Pakistan is more than that of the tsunami.

There is no doubt that although some countries, particularly the United States have provided aid to Pakistan in relation to the flood-affected areas, yet it is not enough and they have only fulfilled formality in this respect. For example, the US military has sent six helicopters, 91 troops and hundreds of thousands of meals from neighboring Afghanistan to help with relief efforts in Swat. In fact, each district which was cut off from the others, where the communications networks were jammed and where local roads were destroyed needs much help. Thousands of displaced villagers are still waiting for aid.
As regards the resurgence of the Taliban, the current army leadership is very clear that there is a war that needs to be waged.  If Pakistan’s armed forces leave the flood victims to their fate and if the only saviors for them are charity funds of terrorist organisations then there could be chances of Talibans’ return. And sooner than later, these organisations can start recruiting some of them into their ranks. But quick action by our defence forces has diminished the prospects of Talibans’ resurgence. Besides, people of the affected areas know very well that criminal activities of the Taliban militants such as kidnappings, beheadings, car-snatchings etc. had made life miserable. They wanted to impose their own self-style system of Shariah which was quite opposite to the real Islamic values. Hence, people have no sympathy for the Taliban and they do not favour return of these militants.
Now the right hour has come that setting asides politics and without waiting for foreign aid—by recognising the scale of disaster and suffering which is so huge, we must donate and help the flood victims.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations

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