Saturday, April 28, 2018

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Former Shia student leader Rehman Shah goes missing in Khairpur
Ex-central president of Imamia Students Organisation, Syed Rehman Shah, has gone missing since midnight between Friday and Saturday and he is believed to have been subjected to enforced disappearance.

Rehman Shah was said to have been taken into undeclared custody or sent to illegal detention when was last seen in Thehri area of district Khairpur district which is near to his home district Sukkur.
One of his lawyer brothers was shot martyred when takfiri terrorists ambushed him. Another of his law lawyer brother was picked up in Kandiaro (Naushehro Feroze). Now, he was subjected to enforced disappearance.
Reports had it incumbent president of the ISO Pakistan has reached Sukkur to discuss the issue with his family members and organizational colleagues.
Shia Muslims have condemned the policy of enforced disappearance of innocent and patriot Shia citizens by the elements within security establishment who has no respect for constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights of citizens of Pakistan as they don’t produce such people into courts of law for trial and their whereabouts and even charges against them are also not made known to the family members of such victims.


Two Hazara Shia Muslims martyred in Quetta terrorist attack
Two shopkeepers belonging to the Shia Hazara community embraced martyrdom due to targeted firing upon them at their shop in Quetta on Saturday, police said.

The notorious takfiri terrorists of banned Deobandi militant outfits opened fire at an electronics shop in Quetta’s Jamaluddin Afghani Road area, killing two Shia Muslims from Hazara community on the spot.
The terrorists managed to escape unhurt from the scene after the attack, while the bodies of the martyrs— identified as Jaffar and Muhammad Ali — were shifted to the Civil Hospital in Quetta.
A police officer who requested anonymity said the attack appeared to be an incident of targeted killing.
Police and personnel of other law enforcement agencies reached the site as an investigation into the incident went underway.
Shia genocide has been witnessed all over Pakistan since 1980s when Saudi-US partnership for creation, training, funding of takfiri terrorists groups began in so-called Afghan jihad.
A report by the National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR) released last month claimed that 509 Hazara Shia Muslims were killed in various incidents of terrorism in Quetta in the last five years.

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#Pakistan - What Does the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement Want?

A leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement tells his story and explains why Pashtuns must prevail with peaceful protest.
The past few months have transformed my life. Amid the agonies I have endured and the threats, suspicion, and accusations I face, the love, support, and respect I receive is overwhelming. Since February, when we began protesting to draw attention to the suffering of ethnic Pashtuns — among the worst victims of terrorism — I have learned a lot about the potential of ordinary Pakistanis. Their thirst for change is inspiring and heralds a peaceful, prosperous future we must build for generations to come. As a Pashtun activist demanding security for Pakistan’s second-largest ethnic group, the most rewarding thing I have gathered is that peaceful protests and mobilization can still change societies and transform states for the better. I have learned that right trumps wrong. Pacifism overcomes violence and wars. And, ultimately, the truth prevails over lies and deception.
In a modern state, protection and welfare of all its citizens — irrespective of their caste and creed — is the first and foremost responsibility of all its institutions. This is the crux of what our organization, the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) or Movement of the Protection of Pashtuns, has set out to achieve by articulating key demands and mobilizing masses to ensure our state fulfills its most basic responsibilities. My personal ordeal best illustrates what prompted our demands. I was pursuing a degree in law at the turn of the century when my hometown, Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan agency, became the epicenter of global terrorism when a host of Taliban-allied groups sought shelter in our communities. No doubt the terrorists had some individual local facilitators, but ultimately it was the state that failed to prevent them from using the territory. When my father, the chief of the Ahmadzai Wazir tribe, and other local leaders complained of their presence, government officials ignored and silenced them. Instead, Islamabad spent years denying the presence of any Afghan, Arab, or Central Asian militants.
By 2003, the militants had established a foothold in South and North Waziristan tribal agencies and were attempting to build a local emirate. My elder brother Farooq Wazir, a local political activist and youth leader, became the first victim of a long campaign in which thousands of Pashtun tribal leaders, activists, politicians, and clerics were killed with near absolute impunity. Their only crime was to question or oppose the presence of dangerous terrorists in our homeland.
In 2005, I was in prison when my father, brothers, cousins, and an uncle were killed in a single ambush. I was there because a draconian colonial-era Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) law holds an entire tribe or region responsible for the crimes of an individual or any alleged crime committed in the territory. I had committed no crime, never got a fair trial, and was not sentenced, yet I was prevented from participating in the funerals for my family. In the subsequent years, six more members of our extended family were assassinated. The authorities have not even investigated these crimes let alone held anyone responsible. While Pakistani leaders are keen to project the “sacrifices” their compatriots made, no one has ever sympathized with us.
We faced economic ruin after all of the notable men in our family were eliminated. The government failed to prevent the militants from demolishing our gas stations. They later used the bricks to build bathrooms, claiming we were munafiqin (hypocrites) so even the inanimate materials from our businesses were not appropriate to build proper buildings. Our apple and peach orchards in Wana were sprayed with poisonous chemicals, and our tube wells were filled with dirt to force us to surrender to the forces of darkness. In 2016, our market in Wana was dynamited after a bomb blast there killed an army officer. While local officials admitted to me that it was an accident and we were not to blame for the incident, they nevertheless destroyed our livelihoods under the FCR. After the demolition, the government prevented the local community — mostly members of our Ahmadzai Wazir tribe — from collecting donations to help us. They were told it would set an unacceptable precedent because the government cannot let anyone help those it punishes.
During those years, I didn’t lose faith in nonviolence and remained committed to peaceful politics. This is why I ran in the parliamentary elections in 2008 and 2013. I can claim with some certainty that I won the contest in 2013, but my victory was changed into a defeat at gunpoint. I lost the election for just over 300 votes after the Taliban intimidated voters and tortured my supporters and campaign volunteers.
I am aware that since the beginning of the PTM’s campaign, our criticism is blunt and direct. We name names and are not shy to address powers that the rest of society, the media, and politicians are too scared to identify, let alone criticize. But as my suffering shows, we Pashtuns have been through hell. Just consider that tens of thousands of civilians were killed in militant attacks and military operations over the course of 15 years, and millions were displaced for years.
Amid the volcano of violence, thousands of civilians have disappeared, and thousands have fallen victim to extrajudicial killings. We are profiled as suspected terrorists across the country, face humiliation at security check posts, and our innocent civilians face violence during security sweeps and operations. As the world’s largest tribal society, the Pashtuns are known for their hospitality, commitment, and valor, yet we were falsely reduced to terrorist sympathizers despite the fact that we are their worst victims.
Now that we are protesting for change and demanding the state fulfill its most basic responsibilities, we are accused of treason and are being projected as enemies of the state. Taxpayer money is being squandered to foment and sustain a propaganda campaign. It is ironic that the institutions responsible for protecting Pakistan’s territorial integrity and protecting it from dangerous threats are bankrolling thugs to launch a Pakistan Zindabad Movement (Urdu for Long Live Pakistan Movement). Both the leaders and protesters of this movement are paid. All kinds of comical characters are having a field day at the taxpayers’ expense. It is telling that former Taliban commanders have addressed their gatherings. We also have indications that efforts are underway to mobilize sectarian terrorists and other fanatics to “counter” our peaceful campaign.
I want to reiterate, for the record, that we do not have a retrogressive or subversive agenda against Pakistan. We are not seeking secession, and we do not follow any political ideology that would require a radical transformation of the state or society in Pakistan. We are, however, among the worst victims of terrorism in Pakistan, South Asia, and the world, and we are seeking justice for the wrongs and atrocities we have endured for so long and continue to face. For Pakistan, the best and only way forward is to honor its own laws and constitution, which binds us in a social contract. Treating us outside these laws and constitution will only weaken the bonds that tie the country’s diverse 207 million people together. We have created a golden opportunity for Islamabad to shun its past as a security state and function as a normal country concerned with the welfare of its citizens.
We sincerely hope the saner elements of the upper echelons of power use this opportunity to exorcise our country of the demons and threats they are sworn to fight against. I know our solution is simple, but the only stable future for Pakistan is to become a nation of laws while upholding the rule of law. This is everything we seek.

Pashtun rights group accuses Pakistan army of abuses

Kathy Gannon

A Pakistani human rights group that has accused the military of widespread abuses as it battles Islamist militants in Pakistan’s rugged border region with neighboring Afghanistan has emerged as a force among the country’s Pashtun minority, drawing tens of thousands to rallies to protest what it contends is a campaign of intimidation that includes extrajudicial killings and thousands of disappearances and detentions.
The group’s charismatic leader, 25-year-old Manzoor Pashteen, has become the face of the country’s oppressed Pashtun, charging that in the name of its “war on terror” the military has used indiscriminate force as it hunts for Taliban hideouts in the tribal regions where the Pashtun dominate, imposing collective punishments like bulldozing the homes of family members of suspected militants and punishing entire villages for extremist attacks.
The catalyst for the group’s creation was the police killing in January of Naqueebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old ethnic Pashtun and aspiring model who was shot dead in the southern port city of Karachi, where many displaced Pashtuns have relocated after being displaced by the military operations in the tribal regions. The authorities originally said Mehsud fired first during a raid by security forces on a militant hideout, but later acknowledged he was unarmed and had been targeted simply because he was Pashtun. His death ignited protests by Pashtuns, who accused Pakistan’s security forces of racial profiling, seeing all Pashtuns as Taliban simply because many insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan are recruited from among Pashtun tribesmen.
Within weeks what began as a small group of about two dozen had morphed into a popular movement. Known as the Pashtun Protection Movement, it has drawn huge crowds to rallies where Pashteen leads the charge, accusing the military of detaining thousands of Pashtuns in internment camps for months or even years without charges and intimidating residents at the dozens of checkpoints scattered throughout the tribal regions.
Residents, he said, were scared silent, too afraid to criticize the army tactics.
“Punishment is all about sending a message to keep silent,” Pashteen told The Associated Press in an interview in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province and home to the majority of the country’s ethnic Pashtuns. “When we began we were fed up with life, treated like we were not human. One thousand percent we were sure we would be killed.” Even his father pleaded with him to end his campaign against the military. “He told me that it would be trouble not just for me, but for my family,” Pashteen said.
Yet, as his small group of followers took their grievances from the tribal regions to Peshawar and eventually to the capital, Islamabad, “people joined us,” he said. “For many years our people have wanted to do something. They were looking for a leader.”
Wearing his signature red embroidered cap and a dark, well-kept beard, Pashteen seems an unlikely leader.
Trained as a doctor, he is a pacifist, who refuses — despite prodding from family and friends — to carry a weapon in his car for protection in an area where guns proliferate and are considered a birthright. His protests are peaceful, he said, adding he has just two demands: The establishment of a peace and reconciliation commission to address the grievances of Pashtuns, including extrajudicial killings, and that the thousands of people in detention centers be brought to trial if they are accused of a crime or be released. “The military has become a state within a state,” Pashteen said.
Public criticism of the army, considered the most powerful institution in Pakistan, is risky and rarely tolerated. At the same time, the ascendency of the Pashtun Protection Movement poses a public relations nightmare for the army at a time when it is ramping up its effort to project success in the tribal areas, claiming to have defeated extremism and boasting that terrorist hideouts have been wiped out.
“The protesters aren’t just politely critiquing the military. They’re relentlessly assailing it and linking it to terror in ways rarely done before,” said Michael Kugleman, deputy director of the Asia Center at the Washington-based Wilson Center. “The protesters, with their focus on indignities and injustices in the tribal areas, are undercutting a narrative the military is trying to project about peace and normalcy returning to the tribal belt after many years of war.”
Infuriated by Pashteen’s outspoken criticism, the army has accused him of being backed by “foreign powers,” a term usually used to refer to neighboring Afghanistan or rival India. The army has also turned its intimidation tactics against his movement, pressuring news organizations throughout the country to ignore it and setting intelligence agents on university professors to try to force them to identify students attending protests. One political analyst was told his weekly column, in which he urged dialogue with Pashteen’s movement, could not be published because the newspaper was “under pressure” to remove it. “The military believes that (if) these protests get any air, they can turn from small fires into massive political conflagrations, so the best tactic is to deprive them of oxygen from the start,” said Daniel Markey, director of the Global Policy Program at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. “And, to be sure, they are operating in a challenging and contentious political climate.”
Political chaos has marred much of the last year in Pakistan. Its prime minister was unseated on corruption charges, and handed a lifetime ban from participating in politics. Pashteen’s attacks on the military come as Pakistanis prepare to go to the polls later this year and could undermine the army’s traditional ability to influence the elections. “The army tends — also something we’ve seen before — to want to control or manage political outcomes as much as possible,” Markey said.
The journalists’ advocacy group, Reporters without Borders, issued a statement last week complaining about the military’s efforts to muzzle Pakistan’s media and nearly 100 Pakistani journalists signed a petition condemning censorship.
“After a week with several cases of overt press censorship in Pakistan, Reporters Without Borders ... reiterates its solidarity with the country’s journalists and deplores the way the military continues to impose its diktat on the media,” the statement said. “The latest subject to be placed off limits is the Pashtun (Protection) Movement, which has been organizing protests in defense of Pakistan’s Pashtun minority and denouncing human rights violations by the military targeting Pashtuns.” Mosharraf Zaidi, whose column was pulled by a local English language newspaper, said the supporters of Pashteen’s movement are mostly young and educated. They have known only war and chaos, he said, and most know or are related to someone who has been killed or taken either by militants or the military.
Zaidi said he had hoped Pashteen’s movement “would prompt an honest discussion about our (decades-old) relationship with violent extremism.”

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari asks Sindh government to expedite the investigations into the rape and murder of 9-year-old Saima Jarwar in Larkana

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has asked Sindh government to expedite the investigations into the rape and murder of 9-year-old Saima Jarwar in Larkana and ensure that culprits are punished.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari asked the Sindh Home Minister to supervise and get regular updates about the investigations so that justice be provided to the victim’s family.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari further said that such ugly incidents are strongly condemnable and necessary steps should be taken to protect girls from falling prey to such incidents.
It may be mentioned that Police has arrested some suspects and was conducting DNA tests to find out the real culprits to proceed the case against.

صرف جاتی امراءنے ترقی کی ہے باقی پنجاب میں ترقی کہیں بھی نظر نہیں آتی۔ آصف علی زرداری

سابق صدرپاکستان اور پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی پارلیمنٹیرین کے صدر آصف علی زرداری نے کہا ہے کہ صرف جاتی امراءنے ترقی کی ہے باقی پنجاب میں ترقی کہیں بھی نظر نہیں آتی۔ پیپلزپارٹی آئندہ انتخابات جیت کر اقتدار میں آکر نہ صرف جنوبی پنجاب کو صوبہ بنائے گی بلکہ وسطی پنجاب کے کونے کونے میں بسنے والے اہل وطن کو ریاست کے ثمرات ملیں گے۔ جمعہ کے روز بلاول ہاﺅس لاہور میں سابق وزیراعظم سید یوسف رضا گیلانی نے آصف علی زرداری سے ملاقات کی ۔ ملاقات کے دوران سابق صدر نے کہا کہ پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی کو جنوبی پنجاب کے عوام کی مشکلات اور مرحومیوں کا احساس ہے اس لئے پارٹی کا اصولی موقف ہے کہ جنوبی پنجاب کے عوام کو صوبہ بنا کر دینے سے ان کی مشکلات اور مرحومی کا ازالہ ہوگا۔ آصف علی زرداری نے کہا کہ پیپلزپارٹی جب بھی اقتدار میں آئی ہے تمام صوبوں کے ساتھ انصاف ہوا ہے۔ پیپلزپارٹی نے صوبوں کو خودمختاری دی اور این ایف سی ایوارڈ دیا۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ 2013ءکے آراوز انتخابات کے نتیجے میں وجود میں آنے والی حکومت نے عوام کو مشکلات کے سوا کچھ نہیں دیا۔ بھوک ، بیروزگاری اور معاشی بدحالی کی وجہ سے عوام پریشان ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی کا منشور آخری مراحل میں ہے۔ 2018ءکے عام انتخابات جیتنے کے بعد پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی بھرپور قوت سے اپنے منشور پر عمل کرے گی۔ ملاقات کے دوران ڈاکٹر عاصم حسین، عامر فدا پراچہ اور
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