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Pakistan News And Discussion-10
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Nuggets from the Urdu press</b>
<b>America and Britain are brokering a deal</b>In daily Nawa-e-Waqt, columnist Haroon ur Rashid wrote that according to an English newspaper, British ambassador Mark Lyall Grant and American assistant minister Richard Boucher were involved in negotiations between the People’s Party and President Musharraf. The joint protest by PML (Q) and the PPP against Jamia Hafsa is the latest manifestation of mutual contacts. Benazir has invited her party leaders, Yousaf Raza Gilani, Jehangir Badar, Qasim Zia, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Safdar Ali Abbasi and Pervez Ashraf, to Dubai where an American think tank, international, Republican institute will brief them.

<b>Faisalabad madrassa follows Jamia Hafsa</b>
As reported in daily Express, the students of Jamia Qasmia in Faisalabad raided an alleged brothel house, inspired by the incident of Jamia Hafsa. The residents of Ghulam Mohammad Abad registered their complaint with the madrassa against the woman who was running a brothel in the area. The students raided the locality and one student was arrested by the police.
the dacoits returned the jewellery and left after apologising to the women.

<b>Madrassa teacher booked under Women’s Protection Bill</b>
As reported in daily Jang, a naib nazim Safiullah, aka Janat Gul, of a madrassa in Kahna tricked a boy, Naveed, to his room and tried to sodomize him. He beat him violently when the boy struggled and ran away. The abuser reached the house of the boy with an accomplice, but the local residents intervened and nabbed the culprits. A force of 25 stick bearing madrassa students attacked the residents of the street and forcefully released the culprits before the arrival of police. Police registered the case in section 367/A under the Women Protection Bill.

<b>Fatwa against suicide bombing</b>
As reported in daily Nawa-e-Waqt, two thousand ulema in a convention organised by Jamiat ulema Islam gave a fatwa that suicide bombing and establishing shariat by force, is un-Islamic. The six page fatwa by the convention stated that threatening barbers to stop shaving beards and attacking CD shops is also against Islam. Some hidden forces are attacking the Islamic government and are killing their own Muslim brothers. They said that these acts are bringing a bad name to madrassas and ulema.

<b>Marriage of egoists Abhishek and Aishwarya</b> <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Accoriding to daily Jang, the experts of numerology said that the handwriting of Abhishek Bachan and Aishwarya Rai indicated that they wouldn't rebel against the family traditions. Abhishek could be physically harmed in 2008 but that can be avoided via puja. They advised Aishwarya to change her name into Aishwarya Bachan, but if she kept her name even as Aishwarya Rai Bachan, her mother could influence her marriage. They might have internal conflicts as both are big stars and Aishwarya Rai is more an egoist than Abhishek, but the clash of egos would not lead to separation.

<b>12 year old Taliban slaughters his spy comrade</b>
As reported in daily Express, Taliban commander Mullah Akhtar Usmani issued a video cassette showing the slaughter of his own comrade, Qari Ghulam Nabi, for spying against the Taliban. A 12 year old Taliban boy was shown with a knife slaughtering Qari Ghulam Nabi. The boy said that this would be the fate of all those who are spying for America. According to American news agency, Qari Ghulam Nabi was a Pakistani citizen whose father, Ghulam Sakhi, vowed to avenge the murder of his son.

<b>Pope finds ambiguity in Darwin's theory</b>
As reported in daily Nawa-e-Waqt, Pope Benedict 16th criticized Darwin’s theory of evolution and said there are a lot of loop holes in this theory. He said there should be a compromise between reason and faith. He repeated the words of Pope John Paul II that Darwin’s theory is still more than a hypothesis, but it is not yet complete.

<b>Westernised women working for clash of civilisations</b>
As reported in daily Jang, the ameer of Jamaat Islami, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, said that a few Westernised women are protesting against the religious extremists to please the Americans. These protests are creating discord among the Muslims’ unity. The Western embassies in Pakistan are funding these NGOs and Westernised women to create the atmosphere of a clash of civilisations in Pakistan. <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->SOLVING PAK–AFGHAN PUZZLE   
<b>A cautionary guide to Pak-Afghan relations </b>
Khaled Ahmed ft.com
In 2001, Pakistan got the second blowback, and this could be terminal, like the one the Russians got 

Pakistan has always had problems with Afghanistan, starting 1947 when Kabul refused to accept that Pakistan had been born. Pakistan got busy with India on the eastern frontier and began fighting fruitless wars in the east based on little strategic thinking. It thought it could afford to neglect Afghanistan because Afghanistan could not threaten Pakistan. Afghanistan was landlocked and was dependent on Pakistan for goods that transited through Pakistan.

The British Raj was threatened only from the west, from Afghanistan, and thought it could make the western reaches safe by a ‘forward’ policy. It was defeated by the Afghans in its first effort. That was the blowback of attempting to make Afghanistan ‘safe’ by annexing it. In the following decades, the western reaches remained the danger area for the Raj. The British worked hard on the region abutting on Afghanistan; and down across the Indus River at Attock, they developed an extraordinary infrastructure of roads, bridges and canals.

The British also secured themselves in the west by agreeing the Durand Line with the Amir of Afghanistan. Without the boundary, Pakistan would have had more trouble that it was to have later. The British kept the border along the Durand Line as a kind of buffer region which they administered through an extremely gifted bureaucracy. Pakistan’s decision to retain the Tribal Areas along the border as buffers was fatal because its bureaucracy was simply not competent to run them. The second misunderstanding was the retention of the buffers as “tribal museums”.

Nationalism kept Pakistan facing India-ward, which was strategically a mistake. The revisionist Afghan state in the west should have been seen as the real long-term danger. It had influence in Kabul and it had an economic hold over Jalalabad, the border city nearest to Pakistan. It thus trumped other neighbours who controlled Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif but were distant from Kabul. The Cold War kept Pakistan out of trouble as the United States and the Soviet Union competed with each other for Kabul’s attention. Both superpowers were soon to make their blunders by walking in. Pakistan too was to make its blunder in their wake.

The Soviet Union ‘owned’ Mazar-e-Sharif, which gave it the illusion of owning Afghanistan. It walked into Afghanistan after the ‘communist’ Afghans educated in Moscow took Kabul and then started killing one another. The other ‘owners’ of Afghan border cities got ready to confront the Soviet incursion. The United States wanted to avenge Vietnam; it too weighed in. When the Soviets were defeated and made to run away, Pakistan thought it had won the war.

Pakistan had lost all the wars in the east because of the mandated ‘nationalist-revisionist’ ban on strategic thinking. It thought it had finally won the war in Afghanistan in 1988 fighting with mercenaries funded by the US and Saudi Arabia. It extended this solipsism to Kashmir and deployed the same non-state ‘militias’ there. When the blowback struck Pakistan in the 1990s, both ventures began to look like another defeat. The blowback came in the shape of loss of internal sovereignty. A kind of duplication of the ‘domain of disorder’ of Afghanistan became evident.

Pakistan had no strategic position vis-à-vis India. After each defeat, officers began vaguely to hint at the need to have a strategy. It did not happen. Instead India forced Pakistan to adopt the doctrine of ‘strategic depth’ which was to be located in Afghanistan. It meant annexing Afghanistan – one again through proxy warriors – and running it through puppets. Afghanistan seduced Pakistan the same way it had the Brits and the Russians. In 2001, Pakistan got the second blowback, and this could be terminal, like the one the Russians got.

Meanwhile, Pakistan had collected another defeat at Kargil in 1999 before it could collect its wits and cope with what was coming next from the western border. The government fell, as if in imitation of what had happened in Moscow earlier. The second blowback was the loss of the ‘buffers’ and the beginning of the creeping process of Talibanisation threatening areas as far as away as Islamabad. The state was responding to the nihilism of Islamic doctrines. The ‘buffer’ defeated the Pakistan army in 2006 in the only war it had fought after the defeat of 1971.

Then the remaining superpower invaded Afghanistan together with the NATO armies. Six years later in 2007, the states who have sent their troops there are barely willing to stay the course. Only the US, Canada and the UK are steadfastly facing the anarchism of the Taliban who are Pushtuns sans frontiers as far as Pakistan is concerned. Till 2004, the US gave no money to follow on the daisy-cutters it had hurled on the country. After that the process of bogging down which the US army gets into has prevented reconstruction.
[quote=Mudy,May 8 2007, 03:33 AM]
<b>Aziz refuses to rule out emergency</b>

Karachi in flames as Mush woes worsen
13 May, 2007 l 0048 hrs ISTlIshtiaq Ali KARACHI: There was blood and fire on the streets of Pakistan’s biggest city, Karachi, on Saturday as the political crisis over the suspension of Supreme Court chief justice Ifthikar Mohammed Chaudhry by President Pervez Musharraf turned into gunbattles between rival factions, leaving 30 people dead, some 100 injured and hundreds of vehicles and shops burnt.

Rioting and looting began as Chaudhry arrived to address the 100th anniversary of the Sindh High Court Bar and the pro-government Muttahida Qaumi Movement staged a counter-rally to oppose the judge.

The crisis coincides with the run-up to a general election and an attempt by Musharraf to be re-elected president. Musharraf, who has refused to shed the uniform despite several promises, wants to be re-elected by the national and provincial assemblies before these are dissolved for general election later in the year. His main motive in seeking the removal of Chaudhry appears to be to have a more pliable man in place in case of a constitutional challenge to his plans.

Saturday had been declared a public holiday in Karachi because of the rallies. But MQM decided to hold its demonstration and about 2,500 MQM activists surrounded the High Court and beat several lawyers trying to get in. MQM workers also gathered outside the airport and placed obstacles on the roads to prevent Chaudhry’s supporters from reaching there.
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I am shocked.

<b>34 dead, over 100 injured, 40 buses, cars torched</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><i>* Majority of dead opposition party workers
* Malir and Al Falah injured unable to reach hospital due to blockades</i>
Most of the dead were said to be opposition activists and four were from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). Mobs armed with assault rifles and shotguns fought pitched battles in the streets and torched at least 40 buses and cars.

Agencies add: Earlier, gunmen killed two PML-N activists as they put up posters welcoming the CJP. <b>Separately, Sunni-Tehreek leader Sohail Qadiri was shot dead. A policeman and a paramedic were also reported to be among the dead.</b>
<b>Ebad seeks army control in Karachi, demands CJ’s return to Islamabad</b>

<b>Current crisis is created to impose emergency in Pakistan: Fazl</b>

<b>MQM chief asks party activists to remain calm</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->He lamented anti-country and jealous elements for staging the blood-shed to destabilise the government and destroy the peace andalso to disturb the pace of development activities in Karachi.

<b>MQM chief maintained that hired assassins were used to fuel Pakhtoon-Mahajir clash in the city</b><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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<b>Karachi continue to simmer, 3 more killed</b>
<b>Pakistan clash kills US soldier </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->A US soldier has been shot dead after meeting Pakistani troops at a town near the Afghan border, Pakistan's military spokesman has said.
<b>A Pakistani soldier also died in the shooting, Maj Gen Waheed Arshad said.</b> He blamed the attack on militants.

He denied an Afghan government claim that a Pakistani officer had opened fire on the visiting group of US and Afghan soldiers.

The soldiers were meeting to discuss weekend fighting along the border.

Afghan and Pakistani troops traded gunfire across the border, leaving several people dead, some of them civilians
Conflicting accounts

US troops serving under the command of the Nato-led international peacekeeping force crossed the border into Pakistan on Monday to discuss the unrest with their Pakistani counterparts. Afghan troops went with them.

According to Maj Gen Arshad of the Pakistani military, their convoy was attacked as they left the meeting in the north-western town of Teri Mangal.

"We don't know who fired. We have ordered an inquiry. We have cordoned off the area," Maj Gen Arshad said.

He said several US and Pakistani soldiers had been hurt by gunfire.

However, an Afghan defence ministry spokesman, Zahir Azimi, said the US troops had been attacked by a Pakistani soldier.

"At the meeting, a Pakistani officer rose up and fired at US soldiers, resulting in the deaths of two soldiers and the wounding of two others," he said.

He said casualties were evacuated by US helicopter.

Maj Gen Arshad rejected the Afghan account.

<b>An official with the Nato-led international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan confirmed its soldiers had attended a meeting in Pakistan and one of them had been killed. </b>

Lt Col Maria Carl said she had little information about "who did it or anything else, other than they received gunfire after leaving this border meeting."
<b>NATO: Assailants kill soldier at meeting in Pakistan</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Story Highlights
• Authorities give conflicting accounts of attack
• Afghan general blames Pakistani soldier; Pakistani army spokesman disputes
• It's unclear whether gunman opened fire at a meeting or on a convoy
• Pakistani army spokesman says American, Pakistani soldiers killed <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>Pakistan paralyzed amid violence</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Story Highlights
• Gunmen killed a senior Pakistan Supreme Court official, police said
• Strike comes after a weekend of clashes in Karachi left 42 dead
• Hearing into Chaudhry's case was halted Monday at the Supreme Court
• Supreme Court has put tight controls on Pakistan's media in reporting about case<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>Mullah Dadullah killed</b>
<i>* NATO confirms, Taliban deny report
* 55 Taliban killed </i>
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Mohajirs for Mush </b>
B Raman
Karachi went up in flames on Saturday when MQM cadre clashed with Opposition activists to prevent the sacked Chief Justice from addressing a 'pro-democracy' rally. In the raging war between the Opposition and Gen Musharraf, the Mohajirs are backing one of their own

At least 41 people, the majority of them believed to be workers of Ms Benazir Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians (PPPP), were killed and more than 100 injured in different parts of Karachi on Saturday, during clashes between Opposition activists and those of the pro-Pervez Musharraf Muttahida Qaumi Movement. The clashes erupted after the abortive attempt by Mr Iftikhar Ahmed Chaudhry, the suspended Chief Justice of the Pakistan Supreme Court, to enter the city from the airport to address a pro-democracy meeting. It was violently resisted by the MQM, the dominant partner in the ruling coalition of Sindh.

The suspended Chief Justice, badly advised by his political supporters, decided to disregard the warnings of the MQM not to visit the city and address a meeting. His arrival at Karachi Airport from Islamabad triggered violent clashes initiated by the MQM cadres with the support of the Government and the police. He could not leave the airport and ultimately flew back to Islamabad in the evening after giving up his idea of addressing the meeting.

The political supporters of the suspended Chief Justice overlooked the fact that Karachi is not Lahore and that it would not be possible to repeat in Karachi the triumphant visit of Mr Chaudhry to Lahore on May 6, 2007. President Pervez Musharraf and his Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) would be happy over what happened in Karachi on Saturday, and over the failure of the suspended Chief Justice and his followers to hold a pro-democracy meeting in the city. However, it would be over-simplistic to see the Karachi violence as solely the outcome of instigation by the Musharraf Government.

Saturday's events have brought to the surface once again the subterranean demons of violence in Karachi, which had remained submerged since Mr Nawaz Sharif returned to power in 1996. These demons of violence were born out of historic animosities, which have always been the defining characteristics of Karachi. These animosities related to the Mohajirs vs the Sindhis; the Barelvis vs the Deobandis/Wahaabis; the MQM vs the PPPP; the MQM vs the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI).

<b>The Mohajirs are Muslim migrants from India, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi. The vast majority of them belong to the more tolerant Barelvi Sunni sect. They are strongly opposed to the Deobandis and the Wahaabis. Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda have very little support among the Mohajirs.</b>

In the Sindh province, the Mohajirs are in a majority in Karachi. They are present in large numbers in the cities of Hyderabad and Sukkur. Wherever the Barelvi Mohajirs are present in large numbers, they have successfully driven out the JeI, which they see as an organisation of the Deobandis and the Wahaabis.

The Sindhis are in a majority in the rural areas of the province. The Mohajirs see the PPPP as essentially a party of the Sindhis. It has very little following in the Mohajir community. The Mohajirs look upon the PPPP as an anti-Mohajir party and Ms Benazir Bhutto as an anti-Mohajir leader, who represents the interests of only the Sindhis. They accuse her and her then Interior Minister, Maj Gen Nasrullah Babar, of carrying out large-scale massacres of Mohajirs when she was Prime Minister of Pakistan between 1988 and 1990 and again between 1993 and 1996.

The Deobandis/Wahaabis from Punjab and the North-West frontier Province (NWFP) and the JeI have been trying to stage a comeback in Karachi since the beginning of last year. The massacre of all the Barelvi leaders of the Sunni Tehreek by an unidentified suicide bomber during a meeting at the Nishtar Park in Karachi in April last year was viewed by the MQM as the beginning of an attempt by the JeI to stage a come-back in Karachi.

The MQM has been greatly concerned over the attempts of Ms Benazir Bhutto to stage a political comeback, possibly as Prime Minister for a third term through a deal with Gen Musharraf. It has been concerned over the manner in which the PPPP, the JeI and the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) of Mr Nawaz Sharif have, in its perception, been exploiting public anger over Gen Musharraf's arbitrary removal of the Chief Justice for their own partisan political purposes.

It supports the Chief Justice in his campaign for the restoration of his honour. It has been critical of Gen Musharraf's arbitrary action against the Chief Justice. At the same time, it is not prepared to allow the PPPP and the JeI to exploit the public anger for their own political purposes in Karachi.

<b>The Mohajirs of Sindh constitute an almost monolithic community. The majority of them are descendants of converts from Hinduism. They nurse nostalgic memories of India. They painstakingly maintain their links with their relatives and hometowns in India. </b>They dislike Pakistani fundamentalist organisations such as the two factions of the JeI led by Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Maulana Samiul Haq and the Jamiat-ul-Ulema Islam (JuI) Pakistan led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, which largely represent the descendants of the Muslims, who had migrated to the sub-continent from Central Asia, Afghanistan and West Asia. <b>They feel that these organisations and their Wahaabi leaders look down upon the descendants of the converts from Hinduism as inferior Muslims.</b>

<b>Gen Musharraf is a Mohajir. His family had migrated to Pakistan from Delhi. The Mohajirs are proud that he is the President of Pakistan and the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS). They are grateful to him for politically rehabilitating them. Since assuming power in October 1999, he has conceded practically all the political demands of the MQM, except those relating to the withdrawal of criminal cases against Mr Altaf Hussain, its leader who lives in exile in the UK. The withdrawal of the cases is a sensitive issue since one of them allegedly relates to the murder of an Army officer by MQM cadre.

The MQM and its Mohajir followers will not like any attempt by the political forces, which have jumped into the bandwagon of Mr Chaudhry, to exploit the public anger to weaken Gen Musharraf politically and to stage a comeback in Karachi, which they look upon as their homeland.

Will the demons of the old animosities, which have been woken up, go back to sleep or will they keep Karachi burning as it was between 1988 and 1996, thereby damaging the economic stability of Pakistan? The MQM would not want a repeat of what happened then since it could weaken and discredit Gen Musharraf. But then, when demons are let loose, it is difficult to bring them back under control.</b>
<b>EDITORIAL: Dadullah, Taliban, Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Afghan policy</b>
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Mullah Dadullah was about forty years old. He lost his leg in 1996 and routinely used Islam to justify extreme savagery on his victims whom he accused of “spying for the US”. He worked on the principle of intimidation and was a hero to the many couch-potato Islamists in Pakistan.

Mullah Dadullah adopted the “Arab way” in using beheadings and suicide-bombers and held sway over territories in Pakistan where he hid while not out on operations in Afghanistan.
<b>Significantly, Dadullah was also the Taliban “contact” with Al Qaeda and went public on the attack he had mounted — at the behest of Al Qaeda — at Shindand on the arrival of the US vice president Dick Cheney in Afghanistan recently</b>. Therefore his death is good news for the coalition forces because he was the first warrior who launched an attack on US forces when they arrived in Afghanistan in 2001.


Pakistan has been claiming the anti-Uzbek uprising in South Waziristan as a measure of the success of its policy of making deals through Mullah Dadullah. But the truth about the Uzbek problem is quite contained. It is only the Zalikhel tribe which has reacted to some acts of marauding and cruelty by the warriors of Tahir Yuldashev, but the Yargulkhel tribe, first introduced to the Uzbeks by warlord Nek Muhammad, are loyal to the Uzbeks. The Uzbeks are connected to Al Qaeda together with the Turkmen, Chechen and Arab warriors in the region.

Dadullah was the Pushtun answer to the warlords of the Northern Alliance who dominate Afghanistan these days. Yunis Qanuni, Commander Fahim and others have a long-standing Indian connection and were known to keep their families in New Delhi during the toughest days of their resistance to the Pakistan-backed Taliban. The Pushtun Afghan President Karzai himself has lived in India and relates better to Indian officials than to Pakistani ones although he has also lived in Quetta. <b>Not only has India crept back into Afghanistan, most of the big reconstruction contracts are going to Indian companies, including a crucial road link to the Iranian port of Chahbahar on which India and Iran are collaborating against Pakistan’s interests.</b>

Pakistan’s strategy is hamstrung between the Taliban and India. Its first reflex is to counteract India’s incursion into Afghanistan with a new policy. It sees India determined, in tandem with Iran, to reduce Pakistan’s hold over Afghanistan. But the Taliban-Pushtun option has its own dark underside: the Afghan Pushtun will not accept the Durand Line and will work towards realigning the Pakistani Pushtuns in favour of an independent Pushtunistan which, incidentally, includes Quetta. There is evidence that the population of the tribal areas of Pakistan is gradually inclining to Pushtunistan again. More ominously, it is Quetta where the Pushtuns (Achak, Popal, Saddo) belong to the Durrani confederacy of tribes and are more directly linked to Kandahar than the Pushtuns of the NWFP.

The Indian strategy in Afghanistan dates as far back as Pakistan’s own Kashmir policy. Clearly India wants to remind Pakistan that any forward policy on Indian-controlled Kashmir would be countered through Afghanistan. It is not for nothing that India has “protested” to Pakistan over Islamabad’s treatment of the Baloch in Balochistan. When Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud ruled in Kabul in 1995, India flourished in the capital and Pakistan’s embassy was attacked. Pakistan hit back with the Taliban in 1996 <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>Short Circuit in Peshawar hotel</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->A bomb planted in a hotel reception killed at least 24 people in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar today, a provincial official said.

"My information is 24 people lost their lives in the blast and 25 to 30 were wounded," Asif Iqbal Daudzai, Information Minister for North West Frontier Province said.

The blast happened in a crowded area of downtown Peshawar close to the centuries-old Mahabat Khan mosque and near a hotel and a cinema, witnesses said
Popcorn time is back.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Launch jihad against MQM, PHCBA chief asks Pushtoons</b>

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHCBA) Monday warned MQM ministers not to visit NWFP and urged lawyers and Pushtoons to shoot the ministers if they crossed Attock bridge. “Burn down MQM offices and wage a jihad on its members on seeing them anywhere in the province,” PHCBA President Abdul Latif Afridi told a lawyers’ meeting before the joint opposition joined them at Qissa Khwani Bazaar. “Pushtoons will avenge the bloodshed of innocent Pushtoons in Karachi by the MQM, which is a group of terrorists,” Afridi said. He said President Pervez Musharraf, Sindh Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim and Governor Ishratul Ebad should be charged with “deliberate murders”. Barrister Masood Kausar, provincial organiser of the PPP lawyers’ forum, said the lawyers should take action against the MQM to avenge Pushtoons’ killing. “We have considered Karachi mohajirs our brothers since 1947 but the recent bloodshed proves they migrated from India to destabilise Pakistan,” he added. “Only the PPP acted against the MQM terrorists on May 12. Political parties are now united to wipe out this terrorist group from Karachi and help Sindhis get rid of them forever,” Kauser said. Sources told Daily Times that the MQM provincial president had closed the party office in Peshawar to avert possible attack. akhtar amin<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Wednesday May 16, 03:47 PM
<b>Pakistan suicide bomber leaves warning to U.S. spies</b>

Photo : REUTERS 
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - <b>A suicide bomber who killed 25 people, including himself, in an attack at a hotel in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar left a grisly warning on his leg: "Those who spy for Americans will meet the same fate."</b>
"The message in Pashto language appeared to be written with a black marker," Malik Zafar Azam, Law Minister in Pakistan's volatile North West Frontier Province (NWFP), told Reuters on Wednesday.

Azam said he was the first government official to reach the Marhaba hotel in the centre of Peshawar after Tuesday's blast -- which also wounded 32 people -- and saw the severed legs of the bomber himself.

The blast left no crater, and aside from the tell-tale way in which the bomber's body had blown apart, police also found nuts and bolts, which are sometimes packed into suicide bomb vests to make the explosion more deadly.

"I myself saw blood-stained legs which were later collected by the police for DNA test," Azam said.

The hotel was owned and frequented by Afghans.

Hundreds of thousands of Afghans live in Peshawar and the surrounding area, and the city has been a staging post for jihadi groups sympathetic to al Qaeda.

To escape the conflict raging in their homeland in the past three decades, many Afghans flocked through the Khyber Pass to Peshawar, which was Afghanistan's winter capital in a bygone era.

In recent years, Peshawar has suffered an overspill of violence from tribal regions on the border with Afghanistan. The Pakistan military has been fighting al Qaeda militants there, while seeking to contain pro-Taliban tribesmen.

A rash of bomb blasts has hit the city and areas nearby since late last year, as militants angry with President Pervez Musharraf's alliance with the United States sought to destabilize the government by creating insecurity.

A little over two weeks ago, another suicide bomber killed 26 people in an attack that appeared to target the country's interior minister while he was visiting Charsadda, a town 20 km (12 miles) northeast of Peshawar.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->I have no doubts that there are US spies messing with TSP, regardless of whether the jhadi above recognised real ones or imaginary ones.
Here's a hint to the US. It's one thing to meddle with India. But to mess with US' best pal TSP is to get burnt by islamoterrorist acid. Thought they'd know that by now.
Nothing will change between US and TSP. Even this statement ("Those who spy for Americans will meet the same fate.") is planned or put by TSP/ISI just get more $$$ from everywhere. Till now Pakistan have survived as a nation doing this, and they are master and very well experienced in this statecraft.
Thanks, suratey hala is very interesting <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo--> . No law enforcement, open for all. Very easy to start civil war in TSP.

Debate is very good. <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo-->
<b>Five killed in Tank violence</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->PESHAWAR: Five civilians were killed in a rocket attack by suspected tribal militants in Tank city on Tuesday.

“Up to five innocent civilians were killed,” Tank District Nazim Riaz Kundi told Daily Times. Twelve people including two policemen were wounded.

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