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Israel and the Palestinians - A Diplomatic Wrecking Ball - The president views U.S. foreign policy in strictly personal terms.

By Alan Elsner 

 At Davos, President Trump is again making news and creating U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians on the fly – and making life more difficult for those within his administration and in the region who want to advance peace and end the conflict between the two peoples.
Meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort, Trump described last month's U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his decision to move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv as an "honor" to Israel for always supporting the United States.
Trump also slammed the Palestinians for their reaction to the Jerusalem move and their decision to boycott Vice President Pence on his Mideast trip earlier this week: "Israel has always supported the U.S. So what I did with Jerusalem was my honor. And hopefully, we can do something with peace. ... They (the Palestinians) are going to have to want to make peace too, or we are going to have nothing to do with them any longer. The hardest subject they had to talk about was Jerusalem. We took Jerusalem off the table so we don't have to talk about it anymore. They never got past Jerusalem."
Trump also threatened further cuts to U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority. "When they disrespected us a week ago by not allowing our great Vice President to see them; when we give them hundreds of millions of dollars in aid and support – tremendous numbers, numbers that nobody understands – that money is on the table. That money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace. ... Respect has to be shown to the U.S. or we're just not going any further."
What's remarkable about these comments is that Trump apparently sees U.S. policy in purely personal terms. Netanyahu supported him and must therefore be rewarded. The Palestinians disrespected Pence and must therefore be punished. There is no appreciation for the fact, understood by every single president who has come before Trump, that the purpose of U.S. policy is not to settle personal scores but to advance our national interests, protect our allies and to defend and promote our values as a nation. Trump apparently takes the position of France's King Louis XIV who famously said, "L'etat c'est moi" – in English, "the State is me."
Successive U.S. administrations have recognized a national interest in pursuing peace between Israel and the Palestinians which would inject a much-needed element of stability into the chronically unstable Middle East while allowing our ally Israel to finally live in peace and with security. Yet everything Trump has done in the past two months has made that goal much more difficult, if not impossible.
Yes, he won the applause of his evangelical base with his U.S. embassy decision – but he has certainly not taken the Jerusalem issue off the table in the negotiations. The Holy City will always be deeply, vitally important to Muslims around the world and it is home to over 300,000 currently stateless Palestinians. Its final status can only be settled through negotiations and never through diktat.
As for U.S. aid to the Palestinians, it is not a personal favor generously given as a reward for doing Trump's bidding. Much of it goes to funding Palestinian security forces whose daily cooperation with their Israeli counterparts saves lives in both communities and maintains stability, fights terrorism and upholds law and order on the ground. Those are U.S. national interests as well. Threats to cut aid as a response the perceived affront to Vice President Pence is childish and dangerous.
Those are two adjectives that could apply to this administration's Mideast policy as a whole.

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Engineer Mumtaz Rizvi has gone missing since January 23, 2018, when he left house for business activity but had not returned home despite passage of a week, his family sources said.

His wife has lodged a complaint with the Sachal Police Station in which she complained that her spouse had not returned home since January 23, 2018. She said that his husband was affiliated with business relating to computers and their parts.
Mr. Rizvi remained a close-aide of Dr Mohammad Ali Naqvi, founder of ISO. He was very much active in a philanthropist organization. He was a doctoral student at Karachi University.
Shia Muslims lament that their notables were being taken into illegal and undeclared custody and being subjected to enforced disappearances. They condemn this malpractice and demand that all those taken into illegal custody should be released. Otherwise, they must be produced in the court of law and be allowed their legal right to defend them in the court through their defence counsels.

Pakistan - Lashkar Jhangvi Appeals for Funds to wipe out Shias from Pakistan

Hate and violent campaign is continuing against Shia community from Takfiri Deoandi network without any hurdle despite big claims of wiping out menace of terrorism made by Punjab government like federal and other provincial governments in Pakistan.
(So called) Tehreek-i-Namos-i-Sahabah wa Lashkar-i-Jhangvi( Movement for Protection of Companions of Prophet PBUH and Army of Jhangvi) has distributed a pamphlet in Attock district of Punjab. In this pamphlet funds appeal was made for the organization working for wiping out of shias of Pakistan. According to this pamphlet, founding father of organization Sipah Sahabah Pakistan-SSP/ Ahle-e-Sunnat-wa-Jamat-ASWJ( a Takfiri Deobandi terrorist organization is banned but only in papers) Haqnawaz Jhangvi’s view was that Shia are worst apostates of this universe and third head of this organizations Azam Tariq had asked to kill all Shias and their killing is obligatory for every Muslim. This pamphlet was distributed in the area of Shakardra Attock district of Punjab having address to send donations through Money Order and also having National Identity Card number along with mobile number require for sending donation through Easy Paisa.
Distribution of this hatred pamphlet against Shia community in the area of district of Punjab once again proves that Punjab government led by PML-N has no objection on distribution of such hatred pamphlets against Shia community and has no problem with proliferation of Takfiri ideas by Takfirist networks emerged from Deobandi Sect. Takfiri Deobandi can distribute pamphlets and make fund appeals for strengthening themselves to run slow genocide campaign of Shia community in Pakistan.
ASWJ despite being banned is functional fully all over the country and has been registered in the Election Commission of Pakistan under new name Pakistan Rah-i-Haq Party and is planning to take part in elections 2018.
If a banned organization is registered under new name in Election Commission of Pakistan then how government can stop terrorist activities against Shia community?
Pamphlet has been written in Urdu and its text says:
“Shias are worst apostates of this world- Haqnawaz Jhangvi (Founder of Takfiri terrorist banned organization ASWJ/SSP/LeJ”
“To kill Shias is religious duty of every Muslim- Tariq Azam( Third head of ASWJ/SSP)”
(Two quotes are mentioned on top of pamphlet after name of the organization which distributed it)
Thereek Namos Sahabah wa Lashkar Jhangvi has been established to fulfill mission of Martyrs for companions of Prophet PBUH and of Haqnawaz Jhangvi. Main and basic objective of this organization is to wipe out Shias of Pakistan. For accomplishment of this great and holy mission we need your financial and moral cooperation. We request you to give us more and more donations and to provide our organization more financial help. You can send your donations through Money Order or Easy Paisa.
God Bless you,
Address for Money Order: Hafiz Khalid Mahmoud Social Walfare Office Sarloa Attock
Through Easy Paisa:
CNIC: 37101-1719549-7
Mobile: 03215726871
To: Ashique Hussain(Patron-in-Chief TTSLJ)
Shakardra Attock District Punjab

#Pakistan - The Mysterious Death of Dr. Hassan Zafar Arif and the Military Establishment Fascist Policies

By M Faisal Younus
The conditions of law and order in Pakistan are progressively deteriorating because of state policymakers. Under their policies, terrorists and extremists like Hafiz Saeed, who is one of the prime suspects in the Mumbai attacks, are enjoying their freedom. The United States has declared a 10 million dollars bounty on his head yet he is roaming freely across the country and delivering lectures in universities and colleges. On the other hand, political leaders, activists, bloggers, and freethinkers don’t have the same freedom. Whoever speaks against the state policies pays the price by being abducted tortured and sometimes even killed. Recently a famous political activist, professor, and philosopher, Dr. Hassan Zafar Arif was found dead in the backseat of his car. His political party and other media recourses were showing deep concern that he had been abducted and tortured to death by certain law enforcement agencies (LEA).
The LEAs called his death natural and tried their best to cover it up. Despite releasing a controversial medico-legal report, showing no signs of injury, and a most likely forced statement from his daughter about a natural death by heart attack, the public is not convinced. There are photos and videos of his dead body spreading quickly on the social media that show extensive injury marks on his body and blood stains on his face.

Dr. Hassan Zafar Arif was a professor of Karachi University’s Philosophy Department.  He was also a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee. Very few people would be aware of the fact that Prof. Hassan Zafar Arif was one of the brains behind the successful first homecoming rally of Benazir Bhutto in 1986. He has done BBA (Hons), and later received his Master’s degree and completed his M.A. Afterwards, he received his Ph.D. from Howard University.  He was a teacher for 34 years.  He was an asset to the country.  On May 15, 2017, when Dr. Arif was joining Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) he said, “I joined the MQM for two reasons, firstly, the party has been facing state repression, and secondly, for achieving the rights of the residents of Karachi. As a socialist, I feel it is the right time to join the party.”
On Saturday, January 13th, 2018, he left a meeting early to see his daughter who was visiting from London. Since then his whereabouts became unknown to his colleagues as well as his family members for a time period of several hours. Later his dead body was found in the backseat of his car in the coastal suburbs (Ibrahim Hyderi) of Karachi. Blood stains were clearly visible on his face and his shirt at the time of recovery of his dead body. Earlier he had also been unlawfully detained by the security forces for 24 hours on Dec 9th, 2017 and was tortured and threatened with dire consequences for executing his assigned obligations for his political party. His mysterious death has raised several questions. Despite the LEA trying their best to prove his death “natural,” all the evidence and circumstances point to the fact that it was a murder.
The vast majority believes that he lost his life because of his political ideology and affiliation. It’s not the first time that someone lost his life because of their political beliefs. Extrajudicial killings by LEA have been happening in Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Karachi for decades. In 2016, Dr. Farooq Satar’s coordinator Aftab Ahmed had been killed in custody by rangers. Initially, rangers denied the allegations of torture and tried to prove his death as heart attack by hiding the dead body from family members but later accepted that he has been tortured to death while in custody. Despite an inquiry ordered by Ex-Chief of the army staff General Raheel Sharif, nothing has happened yet and family members are still waiting for justice.
Due to military establishment policies, the country’s image is being distorted and it appears as a fascist state where the citizen’s advocating for humanity and basic rights are being silenced. Even large number of Pakistanis living in the territory are not getting complete awareness of the situation because their access to the global media by the state is limited. On the other side, the national media is completely uncontrolled by the military establishment and they are constantly misguiding people like they did in 1971 when they kept the entire nation in the dark regarding the civilian’s genocide; yet several years later truth has been revealed. Unfortunately, the establishment didn’t learn any lesson from history and have continued to repeat the same mistakes over and over again. Their selfish policies make the whole country chaotic. A few months ago, the “Free Baluchistan” campaign launched and has continued to spread successfully despite enormous resistance by the establishment. If they don’t change their oppressive mindset and keep continuing the same attitude it will be disastrous for the country.

#Pakistan - #JusticeForZainab - Political exploitation of Zainab must stop


It’s not just social media that may or may not have lost sight of what’s important in the Zainab case. When the scandal first broke, the opposition political parties especially the PTI backed by sections of media exploited it for political point scoring. And now not to miss an opportunity to be left out of the game – the PMLN is unashamedly exploiting the deliverance of justice for political mileage.
The ruling party has tabled a resolution before the Punjab Assembly calling for a constitutional amendment to sanction the public stoning to death of child sex abusers. Thankfully there are those in the Senate who have been talking sense, such as calling for consultation with the country’s various legal bodies. A shame, then, that our so-called rational lawmakers didn’t go one step further and actually talk truth to mis-power. After all, this provision has no place in a modern and democratic society.
And even then, those seeking political advantage have got it so very wrong given that the resolution only makes mention of the Pakistani girl child. This is particularly astonishing given how back in 2015 – at the height of the Kasur political-sex scandal – the 280 or so children who were filmed while being sexually assaulted were mostly boys. Back in 2015, then, as now, the Punjab was ruled by the PMLN. Also, then, as now, there were rumours of an organised child pornography crime network. Yet even here the similarities don’t end. Because, then, as now, there was talk of a minster being involved. Just as there were murmurings of a political cover up.
And if, as is presently being alleged, a federal minister hada hand in what happened to seven-year-old Zainab and so many like her – this raises important questions as to the motive behind the provincial government’s rush to howl: off with all their heads. Looking at the broader context, however, the possible passing of this resolution brings with it the real risk that child sex abuse will become the new call to crying blasphemy. Meaning that once on the law books, it may be easily manipulated to level false charges to settle personal scores or to do away with certain minority groups; which, for many, is one and the same thing.
Regarding the JIT probe into the case, we had hoped that no details would be leaked to the media ahead of time. Given that further investigation, is needed- we have to question the irresponsible media persons and the government agencies to be airing conclusive announcements at this juncture.
Yet this is part of the tragedy here in today’s Pakistan. Most state institutions only ever consider playing to the cheap seats when the cameras are rolling. None more so than the politicians themselves; who are forever swooping in to try and actively influence the very democratic process that they will be battling it out for in the summer. This has to end. For the whole country is currently on trial.

#Pakistan - Terror In #Punjab University

Punjab University has starting becoming known for the violence that goes on inside the campus, and the name of one organisation has been consistently been associated with it more than any other - Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT). A student body able to terrorise a campus raises a huge question on the ability of the administration to control its student body. And the fact that the violence has been taking place for long shows their inability to solve the problem.
Student bodies are the epitome of democratic principles in an educational institute. It allows the student body to have a voice and go through the process of interest aggregation and articulation; just like that in a polity. It prepares leaders and diplomats for the country. However student bodies terrorising people to have control of the narrative kills the purpose entirely. This neither encourages debate nor the patience to cooperate. It shows indulgence in meagre politics and sets a bad precedence.
The incidents in PU have set such an example for other educational institutes that they do not even consider allowing student bodies to exist. This has only aggravated the problem. Instead of there being a constructive environment of debate and diversity, these bodies form on ethnic and provincial grounds; which eventually turn political and then wreak havoc on the campus. If you look the constitution of Pakistan, it allows student unions to function on campuses but the negative precedent set by lax control of these groups has set a precedent that stops universities from granting the students this right.
The authorities need to be held accountable for this matter. Not being able to control the situation is worrisome. If the university needs a change in the administration or a help from the governmental authorities, then they need to make the decision soon. PU is one of the more prominent universities in Pakistan. It has been able to secure that rank before of some brilliant work that goes on inside. Such an extremist environment cannot exist in that campus. This is what other universities aspire to be. It should set a brilliant example for others.
Banning student bodies is not the solution, the solution lies in demarcating their domain and ensuring a peaceful process. For that to be done, the use of violence by IJT members needs to be strictly controlled.

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Sindh Govt to establish a food authority to check the quality of foods

Sindh Government to have a food authority under which eateries in the province would be checked for the quality of edibles they provide to the public. For the purpose the provincial government has issued Rs500 million for the food authority. As per reports more than 50 officials will raid hotels and stores in the first phase of their operation.
The team conducting raids would comprise officials of the health department and a professor from the food and science department of University of Karachi among others. In this  regard Sindh Food Department Secretary Sajjad Hussain told media that only eateries and shops in Karachi would be checked in the initial phase.

Pakistan - Bilawal Bhutto’s Davos trip a complete success

Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari concluded a successful trip to Davos, Switzerland where he attended the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Annual Meeting accompanied by PPP vice-president Senator Sherry Rehman.
The chairman had a packed schedule of engagements for his WEF debut. He kicked off his day at a packed hall on BBC World Debate Davos with renowned names such as Joseph Kahn, managing editor of New York Times; Anna Belkina, deputy editor in chief of RT; and Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia. The panel moderated by BBC’s Zeinab Badawi deconstructed the very real fake news and disinformation pose to democracies. The chairman’s views on fake news and politics provoked a fresh debate on the politics and fake news by both local and international media.
For their second day at Davos, Senator Rehman and Bilawal Bhutto attended a breakfast hosted by the Pathfinder Group for the Pakistani delegates. The chairman also led a session on countering violent extremism.
Later in the day, the chairman participated in WEF’s Instagram Project and gave his perspective on how to tackle the global rise of discrimination. He also emphasised on the need to develop a comprehensive set of climate solutions on an international level, to fight the threat of climate change.
29-year-old Bilawal was the only Pakistani invited to the young global leaders’ dinner hosted by Børge Brende, president of WEF, and Jared Cohen, the CEO of Jigsaw. The chairman met with other high-profile guests, including Jared Kushner, Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan and Haakun Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway.
The chairman concluded his trip with his first interview with the Indian media, which has gone viral in its strong, measured defence of Pakistan.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the big business models posed a threat to real journalism in Pakistan.
Discussing the concept of fake news, Bilawal said that fake news recently gained popularity primarily through US elections. However, it has existed for decades, he said.

Responding to questions raised during the discussion, Bhutto said: “When fake news is disseminated in Pakistan, it can have major issues – the point is to have the media come through as transparent as it can. Coming from a fragile democracy, attacking and demonising the media can have adverse effects.”
Bilawal said that there was no concrete way to ask who ran fake news in Pakistan. “They are far more commercialised, they push out their monetary interest. A lot of actors are involved in this especially commercial owners,” he said.
The PPP chairperson further stated that it was big business models and industrial giants who owned and ran media houses, which posed a high possibility of the news being biased.
On Western media’s propagation, he said: “Let’s not forget weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was fake news – we have to be able to sort of see that we don’t recognise our own fault. They pitched US intelligence narratives which turned out to be fiction.”
When asked about how much danger fake news poses to democracy, Bilawal said that big business models were a fundamental threat to democracy. “We have some of the most amazing, dedicated journalists in Pakistan, but with the big houses doling out cash potentially plaster real news with sensationalism.”
Bilawal maintained that self censorship and freedom of speech had to have a balance. “It is crucial to have authenticity and credibility even if the news comes ‘from the people by the people’ like WikiTribune. The journalists could get together, create authentic content, get driven and perhaps counter fake news better this way.”
“I’m more comfortable with something like that – we have a long history of dealing with distortion of facts. I personally don’t trust my state dealing with fake news. If the grassroots components are addressed, there could be a positive change.”
Bilawal doubled down on the fact that imparting education was not only advised, but imperative to help counter this issue. “I don’t remember being taught about sourcing, bias, research when I was studying. The generation today must also be taught how to identify fake news when they come across it.”
He conclusively stated that raising tribal and partisanship concerns was important. “Accepting the fact that fake news will be around for some time, empowering people can always lead to fruitful results in the future,” he said.

Bilawal Bhutto congratulates national cricket team on reclaiming world top-ranking in T20 side

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has congratulated national cricket team on winning T20 series against New Zealand and reclaiming the top-ranking in the world.
In a message to Pakistan Cricket Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, the PPP Chairman appreciated the hard-work and team-work of the national squad in the series to fetch a fabulous 2-1 victory against New Zealand.

Criticising Pak Army won’t serve purpose: Bilawal Bhutto

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Saturday said even though the relations between Pakistan and India were not at their best at the moment, peace was the only chance for both the countries.

In an interview to Indian news organisation India Today on the sidelines of World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, the PPP scion said, “Despite hostilities on both sides and genuine complaints, ultimately the youth of both countries understand that the only solution is peace. We just have to figure out a way to get there.”

‘Criticising Pak Army won’t serve purpose’: Maintaining that Pakistan needs a strong army since it is engaged in the fight against terrorism, Bilawal – when questioned about Pakistan Army’s “alleged links with extremist forces” – asserted that: “It does not serve my purpose or my country’s purpose to criticise my armed forces when they’re fighting terrorists.”

“Pakistan’s army does not have a relationship with India, the state does,” the PPP chairman made clear as he set the tone for what was his first interview to an Indian news outlet.

When the Indian anchor said the Pakistan army keeps “messing” with India, Bilawal was quick to interrupt him and said, “You mess with us as a state.”

The PPP chairman stated that India and the world needed to stop dictating to Pakistan because such hostility was unhelpful in improving relations.

‘Modi’s negative image in Pakistan’: While answering another question, the PPP leader said Indian PM Narendra Modi’s image in Pakistan after the incidents in Gujrat was not positive. “His image in Pakistan after the incidents in Gujrat is not positive,” he said, referring to Modi’s stint as the Indian state’s chief minister when deadly riots between Muslims and Hindus led to bloodshed in 2002.

Asked about the “rising popularity” of the Indian premier exemplified by his recent election victories, Bilawal shot back, asking: “Is winning what’s important or is doing the right thing what’s important?

Kashmir cause: He also did not shy from giving his views on Kashmir. “In the age of social media, you cannot hide what’s happening in Kashmir on either side. But for social media to see bullet-riddled bodies in [India-held] Kashmir makes things a little difficult.”

Responding to a question asking him why Pakistan had not “reciprocated” Modi’s efforts to improve relations by going out of the way to visit Sharif’s in Raiwind, Bilawal said: “Modi’s trip to Pakistan, while perhaps intended to send a positive sign … [was not followed] up with any sort of state cooperation [which] sends the image that they’re just showing that they want to have peace but are not actually taking the concrete steps necessary.”

‘Coalition Support Fund is not aid’: While commenting on US President Donald Trump’s statement about Pakistan giving the US “nothing but lies and deceit”, he said that Trump did not want to give the impression that America doesn’t pay its debts, adding “the Coalition Support Fund is not aid; it is the money Pakistan is due for the work we have done in fighting terrorism”.

Bilawal lamented that stakeholders across the world are not even having a conversation on how to counter violent extremism.

‘Extremism is not Islam-specific’: Referring to the global rise extremis, the PPP chairman said: “Extremism is not Islam-specific. You have it in Myanmar, India, America and in Pakistan. Not only do we have to eliminate terrorism, but also talk about defeating extremism.”

He added that Pakistan “needs a genuine progressive voice, a progressive alternative to the populist, hate-driven politics of the two other mainstream political parties in Pakistan.”

“We cannot tolerate prejudice, we cannot tolerate misogyny, we cannot tolerate discrimination, we cannot tolerate hate. And if we do not tolerate all these things, there won’t be any space for extremism,” he added.

“PPP has always been a progressive party in Pakistan. That’s the way forward. That’s the kind of politician I want to be. Shehbaz [Sharif] and Imran [Khan] have their own reasons for doing politics. I am doing it for the people,” said Bilawal.

Bilawal also reiterated that he did not choose the life of a politician. “It’s absolutely something that has been thrust [upon] me.”

Likens Imran’s remarks to ‘schoolyard insults’: Asked who he considers his principle adversary, Bilawal said he does not look at this (politics) in terms of adversaries.” I am doing this for the people of Pakistan.” While responding to a question about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan referring to him as ‘Baby Bhutto’, he said, “When they can’t fault you on the issues and what you’ve done, they resort to schoolyard insults.”

In response to a question about comparisons being made between him and young Indian politician Rahul Gandhi, he said he could not take a partisan view with politicians in India but added that the trend of young politicians finding space in national politics was positive.