In the name of ‘Freedom of Speech’
By Syeda Qudsiya Mashhadi
By Shahzad Masood Roomi
As a US lawmaker tabled bill in the House of Representatives, espousing self-determination for Balochistan, Pakistani media has been airing string of programmes and holding debates on the issue with several Baloch leaders sharing their views on how to redress the miseries of people of Pakistan’s southwestern province.
In an interview with a local Urdu daily published here on Tuesday, senior Baloch leader and provincial minister Muhabbat Khan Mari has said that Baloch separatist leaders were responsible for all the problems facing the people of Balochistan. He says it seems absolutely ridiculous when Baloch Sardars like Attaulluh Mengal, Akhtar Mengal, Nawab Khair Bux Mari, Barhamdagh Bugti and Herbyar Mari speak about rights of Balochis as they were who exploited the nation.
He said had there been people support for Herbyar Mari, there would have been his influence in at least three Tehseels of the province.
When asked to elaborate situation in Kohlu district, deemed as stronghold of separatists, he said on the one side there were 180 million people of Pakistan while on the other hand only handful of terrorists and still the government of Pakistan seemed to be failed in controlling the miscreants. “Seeking separation is not new for this Sardars,” he said and added Khair Bux Mari lived in Russia for 20 years while his son Herbyar Mari had also been living in Europe. “They have no influence in Kohlu district despite they offered Rs10, 000 to jobless youth to join them,” he said. Mr Mari added that he knew financial status of Mari separatist Sardars and they could not purchase weapons. “Now they are having weapons and living in expensive cities like London.How come deprived Balochs live such a luxurious lives”.
He said Herbayar Mari had spent time in a London jail and was released after Rehman Malik’s efforts.
When asked to comment on excesses with Baloch, Mr Mari said it was beyond any doubt that excesses were committed not other than Baloch Sardars who ruled the province as governors and chife ministers. “I ask them what measures they took for providing basic amenities, education and employment to Baloch people,”. He said Sardars were responsible for injustices as they tried to make Balochis their salves.
He recalls the past and says Nawab Mehrullah Mari, father of famous Baloch leader Khair Bux Mari, didn’t allow British government to open a primary school in his area some 95 years ago. He said the Sardars wanted to keep people away from education.
Answering a question whether Baloch separatists could achieve their goal through US intervention he said: “Even father of this terrorist will not be able to achieve this goal”. We will free people of Balochistan form the shackles of this Sardars and our children would scarify for the integrity of Pakistan.
He also denied that any military operation was going on in the province. Mari said India was funneling arms and money to terrorists in Dera Murad Jamali, Sibbi, Kohlu and Makran through Afghanistan.
By Syeda Qudsiya Mashhadi
“Happily there is a solution in the enforcement of the Law of Islam and its further development in the light of modern ideas. After a long and careful study of Islamic Law I have come to the conclusion that if this system of Law is properly understood and applied, at last the right to subsistence is secured to everybody. But the enforcement and development of the Shariat of Islam is impossible in this country without a free Muslim state or states.” Iqbal’s letter to Quaid, 28th May, 1937.
“The Congress President has denied the political existence of Muslims in no unmistakable terms. The other Hindu political body, i.e., the Mahasabha, whom I regard as the real representative of the masses of the Hindus, has declared more than once that a united Hindu-Muslim nation is impossible in India. In these circumstances it is obvious that the only way to a peaceful India is redistribution of the country on the lines of racial, religious and linguistic affinities.” Iqbal to Quaid, June 1937.
“To my mind the new constitution with its ides of a single Indian federation is completely hopeless. A separate federation of Muslim provinces reformed on the lines I have suggested above, is the only course by which we can secure a peaceful India and save Muslims from the domination of non-Muslims. Why should not the Muslims of North-West India and Bengal be considered as nation entitled to Self-determination just as other nation as in India and outside India are?” Iqbal to Quaid, June 1937.
“The Palestine question is very much agitating the minds of the Muslims. I have no doubt that the League will pass a strong resolution on this question and also by holding a private conference of the leaders. Personally I would not mind going to jail on an issue which affects both Islam and India. The formation of a Western base on the very gates of the East is a menace to both.” Iqbal to Quaid, 1937.
“ Pakistan not only means freedom and independence, but also the Muslim Ideology that has to be preserved that has come to us as a precious gift and treasure.” Quaid-e-Azam, Chittagong, March,1948.
“In Pakistan lie our deliverance, defence and honour. If we fail, we perish and there will be no signs and symptoms of Muslims or Islam left in the sub-continent.” Quaid-e-Azam, Pakistan Day, March, 1945.
“The Constitution of Pakistan has yet to be framed——-I am sure it will be of a democratic type embodying the essential principles of Islam. Today, they are as applicable in modern times, as these were 1300 years ago———in any case, Pakistan is NOT going to be a Theocratic State——-to be ruled by the priests with a Divine mission.” Quaid-e-Azam, broadcast to the U.S.A. February,1948.
“Islam is not merely confined to the spiritual tenets and doctrine, rituals and ceremonies. It is a complete code regulating the whole Muslim Society, every department of life collectively and individually.” Quaid-e-Azam, Eid Massage, September, 1945.
“In Islam, ultimate obedience belongs to God alone. The only way to follow this guidance is through the Holy Quran. Islam does not preach obedience to a king, parliament, person or institution. The Islamic Govt. means rule of the Quran. And how can you establish the rule of the Quran without an independent state?” Quaid-e-Azam, address to the students of the Usmania University, Deccan, India, August, 1941.
“Come forward as servants of Islam, organise the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody.” Quaid-e-Azam, Presidential Address at the All India Muslim League, Lahore March 23, 1940.
“The vital contest in which we are engaged is not only for the material gain but also the very existence of the soul of Muslim nation, Hence I have said often that it is a matter of life and death to the Musalmans and is not a counter for bargaining.”
Quaid-e-Azam, Presidential Address delivered at the Special Pakistan Session of the Punjab Muslim Students Federation, March 2, 1941
“You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.” Quaid-e-Azam, address to the officers and men of the 5th Heavy and 6th Light Regiments in Malir, Karachi, February 21, 1948.
“We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.” Quaid-e-Azam, address to Civil, Naval, Military and Air Force Officers of Pakistan Government, Karachi, October 11, 1947.
“We must work our destiny in our own way and present to the world an economic system based on true Islamic concept of equality of manhood and social justice. We will thereby be fulfilling our mission as Muslims and giving to humanity the message of peace which alone can save it and secure the welfare, happiness and prosperity of mankind”. Quaid-e-Azam’s speech at the opening ceremony of State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, July 1, 1948.
Long live Islamic Republic of Pakistan!
Death to its enemies!
By Syeda Qudsiya Mashhadi
Imagine a Pakistan without the Pakistan Army!!
The most coveted desire of the enemies of Pakistan at present!
As Pakistan Army is a sore thorn in the eyes of the enemies of Pakistan, they have fully utilized to their advantage, the issue of the release of CIA operative, Raymond Davis. All hell has broken loose against the Pakistan Army and ISI as the media is crying foul at ISI’s role in the release of Davis. The corrupt government is not ready to take any responsibility in this matter, and the stance of Judiciary too is raising a lot of questions in the public.
Regardless of the debate whether ISI and Pakistan Army are responsible for Raymond’s release, this fact should be remembered that it was the ISI and Pakistan Army which interrogated Raymond Davis for 61 days! They not only obtained important intelligence from him but also located hundreds like him who were involved in anti-state activities all over the country. These agents have now been deported from the country and the CIA has been dealt with an iron fist. All over the internet, the international newspapers are reporting that the Pakistani ISI had an upper hand in negotiations with the CIA.
The Pakistani politicians cannot communicate at an equal level with their American counterparts, what to say about communication from a stronger position. The Pakistani Intelligence, on the other hand, is in a stronger position when communicating with the American CIA.
If it was not for the ISI, the sold-out government was willing to hand Davis back to America the same day that he was caught!
It is time that the Pakistani public realizes the games played by the Zionist media groups in the country to destabilize the country. It is the biggest treachery imaginable, to turn a nation against their own defenders. Not only various newspapers and channels are carrying out propaganda against the armed forces but the highly popular social networks like Facebook and other social and political forums are also being used by the cyber-warriors to defame Pak Army and ISI. This is exactly what has happened in Libya. The Globalists created distances between the Libyan army and the Libyan public and have now found an excuse to attack Libya under the umbrella of United Nations.
The Pakistani youth, which is already running high on emotions due to the constant afflictions suffered at the hands of heartless leaders, does not know how to handle this situation and is venting out its anger on the Pakistan Army. By doing this, the Pakistanis are directly playing in the enemy’s hands. Such sentiments will only increase anarchy in the country. Extremely negative ideas are being circulated around, enticing people to aggression. Questions are being raised about the budget and expenses of the armed forces, whereas the nation should be thankful to men of this Pakistan Army who put their lives on line every day, not for themselves, but to protect their fellow citizens.
Whether it is an earthquake, a flood, or the management of internally displaced persons, Pakistan Army has always been the most reliable and dependable institute in the country. How can we put aside the valiant men who are honourably serving the nation at Siachin? A glacier that is considered by all to be the toughest terrain in the world!! Thousands of men of this same Army have lost their lives ridding the nation of the fitna of TTP [Tehriq-e-Taliban Pakistan]. All Pakistanis should support Pakistan Armed Forces, because it is the only wall standing between us and the enemy!
Pak Army Zindabaad!!
This is what Dr Farrukh Saleem, an Islamabad based Defense Analyst, had to say about Army’s role in the release of Raymond Davis, in ‘The News’ [Sunday, March 20, 2011]:
March 16: Pakistani court releases Davis.
The Finale: One; Pakistani courts under Pakistani law gave the final verdict.
Two; heirs of Pakistanis killed had the final say.
Three; the ISI negotiated and won what they thought was in Pakistan’s best interest.
Four; Philip Crowley’s threats and John Kerry’s dollars did not work.
Five; between January 27 and February 23, the Punjab Government, the Federal Government and the ISI managed to resist all sorts of American threats, bluffs and blackmailing.
Six; at the end of the day America was made to back off, Pakistan prevailed.
Seven; Pakistan now begins bowling (read: the endgame in Afghanistan) with an upper hand.