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إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

In Uncategorized on July 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm

 

Ammi has passes away on 30th June in mid night (2:30 am) of shab-e-Meraj -Thursday – There is a request to all of you to do special prayers for her soul

للَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَارْحَمْنِي وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالرَّفِيقِ الْأَعْلَى

 

Killing of Osama Bin Laden

In Uncategorized on May 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Is it end

or

Start of new war???

آسیہ بی بی اور قانونﹺ توہینﹺرسالت۔ حامد میر

In Blashphemy Law - An Islamic Perspective, Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 6:56 am

اقبا ل اورمعرکھ روح وبد ن

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 7:43 am

SDPI – Sustainable development of liberal jackasses

In Uncategorized on November 4, 2010 at 10:15 am

By Dr. Jawwad Khan

During my primary education I got my first introduction to Akbar Allahabadi. He once said that:

یوں قتل کے بچوں سے بدنام نہ ہوتا
افسوس فرعون کو کالج کی نہ سوجھی

This idea might have not crossed the pharaoh’s mind but western civilization learned it very well. This is the reason why they are funding many NGOs to bring a “social revolution” i.e. converting potential die hard enemies into “soft hearted” and “civilized” followers. Social engineering is a good strategy to win the future war and to eliminate the resistance in future turmoil. Because the leader of the west has committed so many crimes against humanity and against Islamic Ummah that it is almost impossible to win the heart and minds through justice.

Naturally the better alternate is a social engineering. Make your enemies to speak your language, make them follow your morals and dogma, give them lines to think, books to read, food to eat, dress to wear, and glitters of entertainment to seduce their minds and you find no obstacle against your global ambitions.

The essential and key part for the social engineering is to change the syllabus and curriculum. When it comes to change in syllabus, few names comes frequently in mind. Like SDPI (Sustainable Development Policy Institute) Ahmed Saleem and A.H. Nayyar.

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SDPI came in lime light in the “most enlightened era of education” when Quran was comprised of 40 parts and examination system was going to be biennial. We saw the formation of parallel Agha Khan board of education.

The details of functioning of this board were so shocking that Jamat e Islami and Islami Jamiat e Talaba Ran a campaign against it. Meanwhile I saw Mr.A.H.Nayyar in Capital talk of Geo TV, few years ago, where he was having a tough time explaining the motives of his activities and the activities of SDPI.

Amazingly I saw Mrs. Dushka Syed (an academic and professor of Quaid e Azam University) exposing the intentions of SDPI. Referring to the meeting with SDPI officials, she revealed that one of them said that Allam Iqbal was a fascist poet therefore his poetry should not be taught in our school, colleges and university. She clearly said that SDPI and its scholars had been given a certain line (from outside) and they were pushing it.”

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She also said there was nothing wrong with teaching jihad to children; after all, Islam was not the religion of Christ who taught its followers to turn the other cheek. Why should jihad be wrong when the Americans feel that it is against them? What was required of Pakistan now? Are we supposed to become prostrate in front of India (lait na jayen)? She said our history was full of jihad and the Holy Prophet PBUH himself did jihad. But the SDPI was obstinately against our history. ‘What are we supposed to do? Should we do namastay-namastay ?’ There was injustice being done in Palestine and Israel was crushing the Muslims with impunity. Should Pakistan become Switzerland in these conditions?

My understanding of the intentions of SDPI is to remove every glorious aspect of our history from our syllabus like Mohammed Bin Qasim, Shahabuddin Ghori and every Muslim ruler who conquered India, 1965 Indo-Pak war etc and create a mindset of future generation compatible to future designs for the world and region i.e. friendly and less vocal on injustices and disputes.

The concept of sustainable development is a global concept. Also known and work under “Agenda 21”. It was introduced as “Brundtland report” in 1987 and later described and formulized in successive world conferences held by UN from 1994-1996.The SDPI is a part of this global program. If you visit the site of SDPI, you shall find the mission statement in these words;

“The Sustainable Development Policy Institute provides the global sustainable development community with representation from Pakistan as well as South Asia as a whole.”

The question is what is sustainable development? And how it is applicable on Pakistan?

This is an extremely important issue and requires a separate forum to discuss.

What I understood by spending hours on it, the sustainable development or agenda 21 is a plan for global control through global population control by any mean and control of world resources. This control can not be achieved until people are detached from the religion, customs and local traditions. That is the main reason the idea of sustainable development demands the efforts in social sector. Insha’Allah I shall discuss the issue of sustainable development later. This is not a conspiracy theory it is a actual documented program prepared under the umbrella of United Nations.

Coming back to the ISDP and Mr.A.H.Nayyar, there are some interesting things about Mr.A.H.Nayyar. He is nuclear scientist (useless like Pervez Hoodbhoy), done his PhD from Imperial college London under supervision of “one and only” Dr.Abdussalam (I think this reference is enough and convincing for many). Like Pervez Hoodbhoy, he offered his “services” more in the social sector rather the field of science.

Few days ago I saw Mr.A.H.Nayyar again on Express TV (Front line with Kamran Shahid dated 23/10/2010) this time it was much amusing experience.

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I saw after I learned about this debate in Pak Tea House and self proclaimed libertarian and a jackass, Yasser Lateef Hamdani aka YLH known for his below average intellectual level and loose temperament(and of course a source of entertainment for me).

The dumbo (YLH) gave a tag line “Brilliant PTH editor Raza Rumi and contributor AK Chishti demolish Fareed Paracha of Jamaat e Islami

The amusing thing is that there is A.K Chishti aka AKC from London. Its a familar name for playing tricks in Blogging world.

Due to his extremely hostile and fascist approach to the Islamists of Pakistan and affiliation with MQM,he is also known as AK47. He used to attach barrister with his name (God knows better about him) since few months he also became a defense analyst and opened a front against Madrassa and explaining that how serious threat for world peace, these poor Madrassa student could be.

When the whole Pakistan and the whole world and even American human right activists were crying over Supreme Court’s verdict, the so called intellectual giant Mr. A K Chishti was trying to prove that Dr.Afia Siddiqi is a guilty as charged.

Irony is that his own party (MQM) doesn’t believe this (at least after murder investigations of Dr.Imran Farooq)

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And of course there was certified historian and intellectual giant Mr.Raza Rumi. He did nothing but kept referring Mr. K.K Aziz (a Pak Tea House’s favorite historian and Islamophobe) One common thing in all contributors of “other side” is that all were the admirer of Dr.Abdussalam Qadiyani (including Mr. K.K. Aziz) and irony is that they have only K K AZIZ as a historical refrence and only one speech of Quaid e Azam which is interpretated in other way.

After watching the episode the already present image of Mr. YLH grew more stronger. 🙂
watch for yourself

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مجھے سوئے حرم لے چل۔ حصہ دوم

In Islam - A Study, Uncategorized on October 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

وقنا عزاب ا لنا ر

In Uncategorized on September 9, 2010 at 10:29 am

Flood relief efforts by Muslim NGOs – Western View

In pakistan, Uncategorized on August 24, 2010 at 12:51 am

Pakistani liberal lobby  looks not much worry about flood victims as much they are showing anxiety about activities of Islamic relief missions, here we are providing you a brief visit about how the Muslim world is coming forward to help flood victims and how the Western press seeing and reporting all these efforts

Al-Nidaa’ Launches Aid Fund For Pakistan’s Flood Victims:

he Al-Nidaa’ Welfare Organisation (Al-Nidaa’) Malaysia on Monday launched the “Pakistan Flood Relief Fund” to collect donations for the flood victims in Pakistan.

According to a statement issued by Al-Nidaa’, here Monday, the fund was necessary to ease the sufferings of the flood victims.

The fund would be channelled through Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which had been operating since the formation of Pakistan in 1947.

“More than 16,000 of its volunteers are involved in the humanitarian aid mission in the affected areas including Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshara, Swat and Swabi,” said the statement.

Source : http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=523391

Pakistani Islamic charities have also begun reporting flood relief activities which are not listed as donations by the UN.

The website of the al-Khidmat (Service) Foundation – reportedly the welfare wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s largest and most influential right-wing religious party – states that it has mobilised 16,500 volunteers and provided food and medical care to tens of thousands of people.

Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11014634

Muslim NGOs take part in Pakistan flood relief

Among the Muslim aid groups busy in flood relief operations prominent are Jamaat-ud-Dawah, Al Rasheed Trust, Al-Khidmat Foundation, Al-Akhtar Trust and over a dozen smaller ones. Though Jamaat-ud-Dawah is not legally banned by Islamabad but the group was outlawed by the UN under India’s pressure in connection with the allegations of its involvement in Mumbai attacks and patronizing Kashmiri freedom fighter groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Al-Rasheed Trust was also banned by Washington for helping out Taliban government in rehabilitation and reconstruction works.
Though Al-Khidmat Foundation is not banned by Washington, yet it is considered as potential supporter of Islamic militants because of being affiliated with country’s top Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami.

Source : http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2010/08/20/117141.html

Flood victims crams North West Pakistan highway seeking life saving charity

Most of the organized relief efforts seen during more than 140 kilometers of travel along Kabul River valley roads in the past week came at camps and feeding centers run by the military or by religious charities such as Al-Khidmat, founded by the conservative Jamaat-i-Islami party, and Jamaat ud-Dawa, a banned outfit linked to the Lashkar-e-Taiba guerrilla movement.

Those two religious groups have deployed the most extensive civilian relief efforts so far across the northwest, said Ashraf Ali, director of the FATA Research Center in Islamabad, which monitors politics among Pakistan’s more than 25 million ethnic Pashtuns.

Source : http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-20/pakistan-flood-victims-cram-highways-as-army-islamists-battle-for-minds.html

UK-based Islamic charity raises funds for Pakistan floods

he UK-based charity organisation-Islamic Mission- has so far raised 350,000 pounds in response to its appeal for the Pakistani flood victims and said its volunteers are engaged in providing succour to affected persons across the country.Speaking at a news conference at its north London office on Friday, the Mission head Syed Shaukat Ali said the UKIM responded to the disaster promptly and has successfully set up an infrastructure through its partner Al-Khidmat organisation in Pakistan to carry out relief and rescue operations in flood affected areas.He said a large number of volunteers, vehicles and ambulances took part in the relief  operations in different areas and rescued numerous lives and helped in evacuation of stranded population from flooded places.

Source : http://www.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=114014&Itemid=2

Pakistan floods : Islamic fundamentalists fill state aid void

Another Islamic group, Al-Khidmat Foundation, this one perfectly legal, was housing around 380 families left destitute by the floods, in two private school buildings. Al-Khidmat is part of a mainstream but fundamentalist political party, Jamaat-e-Islami.

“The government is paralysed,” said Javed Khan, head of the local branch of Al-Khidmat. “The whole province is in trouble and the authorities are absent.”

Inside the school, Naila Fazli Rabi, an 18-year-old woman who had been given shelter there, said the water had been about 12ft high and had swept her family home away in the nearby village of Arbab Korna.

“Al-Khidmat is helping us, the government has given us nothing,” said Rabi. “We had spent 3m rupees (£23,000) on the house. Now we cannot even dream of rebuilding it. I don’t even have 30 rupees.”

Source : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/03/islamist-groups-pakistan-aid-void

Pakistani Islamic Groups battle US for hero status

Volunteers from the Al-Khidmat foundation handed out food packets stuffed with flour, sugar and tea leaves, while promising to swiftly bring in doctors and medicines for victims of Pakistan’s worst-ever disaster.

At this distribution point (at left) outside the northern city of Nowshera, in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, members of the group forcefully reject concerns from outside the country that hardline Islamic groups are taking up relief work in an effort to spread their particular ideology along with aid.

“That is rubbish. We are here to save lives and nothing else,” Saeed Jamal Khan, a senior Al-Khidmat volunteer told CBS News as he turned to some of his colleagues and handed over a list of supplies to be trucked to another distribution point.

Al-Khidmat, which means “dedicated to serving humanity,” is, however, among the groups suspected by Western governments of being an offshoot of Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, known to have carried out the 2008 terrorist attacks in India’s commercial capital of Mumbai which killed 166 people.

The U.S. and its partners in both the flood relief effort and the war against Islamic militants are unlikely to be convinced by Al-Khidmat’s claim of innocent intentions.

Lali Jan, a taxi driver in Nowshera who found his cab washed away in the flood, agreed without hesitation.

“The Americans and the Pakistani government are to blame. They spend more on their wars but give very little to our people. The Americans may not have caused the floods, but their agenda will always be against us, while our own brothers from Islamic groups are helping us very generously.”

Source : http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-20013272-503543.html

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Hasina gives six million non-resident Bangladeshis voting rights

By Rahman Jahangir

DHAKA, Aug 23 (APP)- In a major decision, the cabinet has decided to allow six million non-resident Bangladeshis to vote in all elections in Bangladesh from their country of residence.  The decision was taken at a regular meeting of the cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday.  Her spokesperson Abul Kalam Azad told journalists about the decision after the meeting.

Courageous Pakistani nation has ability to surmount challenges posed by massive floodings

BEIJING, AUG 23 (APP): While donating an amount of RMB 100,000 for Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund, the President of Xinjiang Beixin Road & Bridge Construction Company Zhu Jianguo has said that the Pakistani government and its people have the wisdom, resolve and ability to surmount this challenge in a brave manner.  Xinjiang Beixin Road & Bridge Construction Company is one of the leading Chinese companies operating in Pakistan. It is one of the largest and most competitive companies located in Xinjiang.

Dhaka welcomes plan to involve Bangladesh in Iran-India-Pakistan gas pipeline

Dhaka, Aug 23 (APP): Bangladesh has welcomed the Iranian proposal of tagging the South Asian country with the proposed US$ 7.5 billion cross-border gas pipeline to meet its mounting natural gas requirements in industries and power plants, senior officials said Monday. “We would be very happy to be a part of the proposed multi-country gas pipeline,” chairman of state-owned oil and gas corporation Petrobangla chairman Dr Hossain Monsur said.

UN chief lays out options for prosecuting pirates operating off Somali coast

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 23 (APP): An international tribunal set up by  the Security Council under Chapter VII of the UN Charter authorizing the use of force is among several options to prosecute pirates operating off the Somali coast laid out by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a new report.Piracy attacks have escalated worldwide in recent years owing almost entirely to increasing numbers of incidents off of the coast of Somalia since the overthrow of Siad Barre’s regime in 1991, the UN chief wrote.

China donates 1000 tonnes rice for flood-hit people in Pakistan

BEIJING, Aug 23 (APP): The China Asia International Finance Ltd, based in the Sichuan province of China and KASB Finance (Pakistan) have jointly donated 1000 tonnes of rice for the flood affecttes in Pakistan. The total value of this donation is approximately US $8,50,000/-.The Chinese company is making arrangements to deliver the rice consignment to Pakistan. Li Yan, Chairman of China Asia International Finance Ltd said that in view of serious difficulties faced by victims of current floods in Pakistan as well as due to close friendship between Pakistan and China, his company has decided to send rice to Pakistan as their contribution to alleviate the suffering of their Pakistani brothers and sisters. The company is sending this donation in collaboration with Nasir Ali Shah Bukhari, Chairman KASB Finance (Pakistan).
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Flood Relief Fund Soccer Cup from Friday
LAHORE,Aug 23 (APP)- Eighteen prominent clubs of Lahore will show their mettle when Fair Play Flood Relief Fund Football Tournament will be played here at Model Town Football Academy (MTFA) Gound.  Raiders FC in the opening match on Friday,August 27 (5 PM Kick Off) and Malik Saiful Malook Khokhar, MPA will inaugurate the event.  Besides Model Town FC and Raiders FC, other 16 outfits in the event will be Afshan Club, Fatima Memorial, Flying Horse, Garhi Shahue United FC, Gulshan-i-Ravi , Nadeem FC, Pensi Club, Publican Club, Quaid FC, Samanabad FC, Shah Kamal Club, Shaheen Wahdat Club, Usmania FC, Walton FC, Young Shooters FC and newly-formed UMT FC.
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PCB chief congratulates team on its success
LAHORE,Aug 23 (APP)- Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board,Mohammad Ijaz Butt has congratulated the Pakistan cricket team on its victory against England in the the third test match at the Oval. “ The whole team displayed tremendous charachter and professionalism to carve out a deserved victory”,said the Chairman here on Monday.
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Ijaz Butt lauds Pak team’s performance
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 (APP): Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ijaz Butt has lauded Pakistan team’s performance after their impressive win against England in the third test match at the Oval. “The whole team displayed tremendous character and professionalism to carve out a deserved victory”, the PCB chief said in a statement.
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New Zealand deny offer to play in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 (APP): New Zealand have denied making any offer to tour Pakistan to help raise funds for victims of the floods that have devastated much of the country over the last month.  Justin Vaughan, chief executive New Zealand Cricket (NZC), said  that though he had sent an email to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), at no point did he suggest that New Zealand would be touring Pakistan, cricinfo reported on Monday.
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Imran Nazir excels as A.O.Blues enters Dr. Shah Night Trophy quarters
KARACHI, Aug. 23 (APP): Imran Nazir produced an all-round show as A.O.Blues Cricket Club propelled into the quarterfinals of Dr. M.A.  Shah Lephone Night Trophy Cricket Tournament when they routed Karbala Heroes Quetta by eight wickets at Asghar Ali Shah Stadium here on Monday.Imran Nazir hammered half a dozen boundaries and three sixes in his hurricane 67 off 32 balls. He also took two wickets for 33 runs with his gentle medium pacer to be named man of the man.

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The demand for Pakistan and Islam —A Perspective

In Pakistan's Ideology, Uncategorized on June 14, 2010 at 6:36 pm

By Ishtiaq Ahmed- Daily Times

The recent attack on a congregation of Ahmedis during prayers, which claimed more than 90 lives, has revived a discussion as to whether there is a connection between the creation of Pakistan and Islam. Within the Muslim League there was always a constituency in favour of Pakistan becoming an Islamic state. One of its proponents was a close confident of Jinnah: Raja Sahib Mahmudabad, a Shia. In 1939 he wrote to the historian Mohibul Hassan:

“When we speak of democracy in Islam it is not democracy in the government but in the cultural and social aspects of life. Islam is totalitarian — there is no denying about it. It is the Quran that we should turn to. It is the dictatorship of the Quranic laws that we want — and that we will have — but not through non-violence and Gandhian truth” (Mushirul Hasan, 1997: 57-8).

If the March 23, 1940, Lahore Resolution be taken as the start of the Pakistan campaign, then Jinnah had to make a breakthrough in the Muslim-majority provinces of northwestern India — Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh — each of which had regional parties headed by Muslims. The Muslim League had to convince the Muslim voters in these provinces that their leaders were courting Hindus and Sikhs and thus were paving the way for Hindu Raj under the Indian National Congress. That opportunity arrived in July 1945 when the British government announced provincial elections for February 1946. Punjab Governor Sir Bertrand Glancy has recorded in several secret fortnightly reports (FR) the tactics that the Muslim League adopted during the long election campaign. In the FR of December 27, 1945, Glancy noted:

“Among Muslims the Leaguers are increasing their efforts to appeal to the bigotry of the electors. Pirs and maulvis have been enlisted in large numbers to tour the province and denounce all who oppose the League as infidels. Copies of the Holy Quran are carried around as an emblem peculiar to the Muslim League. Feroz [Khan Noon] and others openly preach that every vote given to the League is a vote cast in favour of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). These deplorable tactics, as I have frequently said, were only to be expected; they provide a grim augury of the future peace of India and they are certainly not easy for the Unionists to counter” (Lionel Carter, 2006: 160).

In the FR of February 2, 1946, Glancy wrote:

“The ML [Muslim League] orators are becoming increasingly fanatical in their speeches. Maulvis and pirs and students travel all round the province and preach that those who fail to vote for the League candidates will cease to be Muslims; their marriages will no longer be valid and they will be entirely excommunicated…It is not easy to foresee what the results of the elections will be. But there seems little doubt the Muslim League, thanks to the ruthless methods by which they have pursued their campaign of ‘Islam in danger’, will considerably increase the number of their seats and Unionist representatives will correspondingly decline” (Carter, 2006: 171).

Similar tactics were adopted in the campaigns in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh. In his doctoral dissertation, India, Pakistan or Pakhtunistan?, Erland Jansson writes:

“The pir of Manki Sharif…founded an organisation of his own, the Anjuman-us-asfia. The organisation promised to support the Muslim League on the condition that Shariat would be enforced in Pakistan. To this Jinnah agreed. As a result the pir of Manki Sharif declared jihad to achieve Pakistan and ordered the members of his anjuman to support the League in the 1946 elections” (pg 166).

Jinnah wrote in November 1945 a letter to Pir Manki Sharif in which he promised that the Shariat would apply to the affairs of the Muslim majority. He wrote:

“It is needless to emphasise that the Constituent Assembly, which would be predominantly Muslim in its composition, would be able to enact laws for Muslims, not inconsistent with the Shariat laws and the Muslims will no longer be obliged to abide by the un-Islamic laws” (Constituent Assembly of Pakistan Debates, Volume 5, 1949, pg 46).

The Muslim League’s propaganda struck terror in the hearts of the Hindus and Sikhs who were told that they would be paying jazya and Islamic law will prevail in all sectors of individual and collective life. The minority Shia and Ahmediyya communities were also fearful that it would result in Sunni domination. This is obvious from the correspondence between the Shia leader Syed Ali Zaheer and Jinnah in July 1944 (G Allana, 1977: 375-9). Although the Council of Action of the All-Parties Shia Conference passed a resolution on December 25, 1945, rejecting the idea of Pakistan (SR Bakshi, 1997: 848-9), most Shias shifted their loyalty to the Muslim League in the hope that Pakistan will be a non-sectarian state. Initially the Ahmediyya were also wary and reluctant to support the demand for a separate Muslim state (Munir Report, 1954: 196). It is only when Sir Zafarullah was won over by Jinnah that the Ahmedis started supporting the demand for Pakistan. To all such groups Jinnah gave assurances that Pakistan will not be a sectarian state.

In my forthcoming book on the partition of Punjab, now running into more than 1,000 pages but which is at last completed and for which I am now looking for a publisher, I will shed light on how the fierce Islamist propaganda impacted on the partition of Punjab. The Sikhs had more fears than anyone else about what could happen to minorities in Pakistan. In a meeting in May 1947 sponsored by Lord Mountbatten to help the Muslims and Sikhs reach an agreement on keeping Punjab united, Jinnah offered the Sikhs all the safeguards they wanted if they agreed to support Pakistan. Only in March 1947 some 2,000-10,000 Sikhs — depending on who you cite — were butchered in the Rawalpindi rural areas so the Sikhs were very wary of Jinnah’s overtures. Chief Minister of Patiala Hardit Singh Malik writes he had an inspiration and asked Jinnah: “Sir you are making all the promises but God forbid if something happens to you, what will happen then?” The exact words Jinnah used in reply will be revealed in my forthcoming book, but the reasoning was that his followers will treat his words as sacred.

Ishtiaq Ahmed is a Visiting Research Professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) and the South Asian Studies Programme at the National University of Singapore and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Stockholm University. He is currently working on a book, Is Pakistan a Garrison State? He can be reached at isasia@nus.edu.sg

Source : http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=201068\story_8-6-2010_pg3_2

One Slogan, One Decision, One Prophet, One Ummah -May 20 – Boycott Facebook

In Facebook Conspiracy, Uncategorized on May 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm