Analysis, Side Feature, South Asia

Pakistan Headlines – 2 Feb 2018


  • Sincere Afghan Mujahideen Have Brought the US to its Knees, it is for the Khilafah to Deliver the Final Blow
  • Democracy Itself is the Hub of Organized Crimes
  • To Goad the Pakistan Army into Fighting its War, the US Pulls Hot Pursuit out of the Dustbin of History

Sincere Afghan Mujahideen Have Brought the US to its Knees, it is for the Khilafah to Deliver the Final Blow

The US President, Donald Trump, is weighing an option to send more troops to Afghanistan to help Kabul deal with a sudden increase in attacks, the US media reported on 29 January 2018. These troops are part of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), which is the first of six units of roughly 1,000 soldiers each that are specially designed to “advise and assist” foreign armies to fight insurgencies. Last week, the US Air Force deployed A-10 Thunderbolt jets to Afghanistan for the first time in more than three years to provide close-air support for American troops. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, head of US Air Forces Central Command, told Fox News that decision to use precision airpower in Afghanistan was part of US effort to force the Taliban to “reconcile or face defeat.”

The Trump administration’s pressure tactics and accusations of Pakistan of not doing enough to defeat Trump’s enemies clearly demonstrates extreme frustration. This frustration has been increasing with the passage of each day as the US faces humiliation in the “graveyard of the empires.” Indeed, the US defeat would have occurred already had Pakistan’s rulers abandoned the US and instead extended full support to the sincere mujahideen across the Durand Line.

The most powerful weapon of a sincere Muslim is his Eman in Allah swt. Eman ensures his complete trust in Him (swt), knowing that no one is greater than Allah (swt) and victory only comes from Him (swt). A few thousand poorly armed mujahideen have turned the tables on the US due to their commitment to Allah swt. They have wounded the US so severely that it is besides itself in frustration and looking for a way to save itself through talks, the US ploy of negotiations is a way to consolidate US occupation.

Jihad by our armed forces is the only way to end occupation. It is upon the sincere amongst the Pakistan’s armed forces to grant Nussrah for the establishment of Khilafah (Caliphate) on the method of the Prophethood. Then, the Khaleefah Rashida will announce Jihad and mobilize the mighty Muslim armed forces of Pakistan to cleanse the filth of US occupation from our region. Allah swt said,

لَأَنتُمْ أَشَدُّ رَهْبَةً فِى صُدُورِهِمْ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ ذٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ قَوْمٌ لاَّ يَفْقَهُونَ

“Verily, you (believers) are more awful as a fear in their (non-Muslims) breasts than Allah. That is because they are a people who comprehend not (the Majesty and Power of Allah).”

(Surah Al-Hashr 59:13)


Democracy Itself is the Hub of Organized Crimes

On 30 January 2018, senior PTI leader, Ali Zaidi, alleged that the PPP had turned Sindh into “a hub of organised crimes”. On the same day, PPP chairman, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, issued a statement expressing concern over the “sheer negligence” of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and its police force in driving out culprits involved in a number of recent rape and murder cases. The Supreme Court repeated a notice to former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, on 30 January 2018 after he did not turn up in the Courtroom No. 1 where a larger bench commenced hearing to determine whether disqualification for corruption under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution is for life or time-specific.

With elections appearing on the horizon, the mud-slinging over corruption between the advocates of Democracy has begun in earnest. Various measures have been taken to end corruption under Democracy. The concept of a graduate assembly was introduced. Articles 62 and 63 were included in the Constitution and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were established to name a few. However, corruption remained because wherever Democracy has come into existence, the power has always gone into the hands of corrupt elite groupings. The West, where Democracy originated, is not free from corruption either. The list of corrupt individuals is extensive in countries like Britain and America too. Democracy patronizes corruption through its very being and so corrupt are drawn towards it, like bees to honey.

Unlike Democracy, in the Khilafah, the fact that sovereignty, the right to legislation, neither in the hands of the rulers nor the public representative prevents corruption from the root. Sovereignty is exclusively the prerogative of the Legislator, the Creator (swt) of the universe, with Whom no one has any share in. Allah (swt) said

اِنِ الْحُکْمُ اِلاَّ لِلہِ

“The ruling belongs to none but Allah”

(Surah Al-Yousuf:40)

So, in the Islamic Khilafah, the laws can only be extracted from the Divine, revealed sources, the Quran and the Sunnah. The Khaleefah can neither change a forbidden (Haraam) to become allowed (Halaal), nor an allowed to become forbidden. Nor can the Khaleefah forbid people from the permissible (Mubah) without a Shari evidence because he is prohibited from making laws according to his whims and desires. Hence, in the Khilafah State, the Khaleefah cannot manipulate laws to allow the foreign multinational companies to exploit the resources in exchange of his personal bank balance, nor can the Khaleefah abolish the Khiraaj on agricultural land or Ushr on agricultural production from feudal chiefs to keep them happy because these are Islamic revenues, levied based on Shari evidence. Nor can the Khilafah allow the privatization of profitable energy and mineral enterprises for the sake of obtaining commission because Islam has prohibited the ownership of what it deems to be public properties by individuals or companies. In the Khilafah, the situation will never be like that of today; when the people of Balochistan are dying from famine and water scarcity, whilst billions of rupees are spent for the construction of a sports stadium in their province. Nor will millions of rupees be spent on the renovation of the offices of the rulers because in Islam fulfilling the basic needs takes priority over luxuries. The Khaleefah cannot even spend a single Dinar from the Bait-ul-Mal without a Shari evidence to support such expense. The Khaleefah is neither allowed to impose tax according to his own desires, nor is he allowed to increase or decrease the duties on raw materials of factories or on other imported goods to give benefit to any particular individual or company. Thus, having no authority to legislate prevents rulers in Islam from taking any undue benefits and exploit people. Moreover, in the Khilafah, it is the responsibility of the Khaleefah to keep an eye on his appointed Walis and continuously check their actions. As for the Khaleefah himself, the Majlis of the Ummah is a check and balance on his actions, being ready to account him for any violations, with a recourse to refer disputes to the Court of the Unjust Acts.


To Goad the Pakistan Army into Fighting its War, the US Pulls Hot Pursuit out of the Dustbin of History

In the White House’s, National Security & Defence Fact Sheet issued on 30 January 2018, entitled “President Donald J. Trump’s Foreign Policy Puts America First” the Trump administration stated that, “President Trump’s conditions-based South Asia Strategy provides commanders with the authority and resources needed to deny terrorists the safe haven they seek in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” So, effectively the Trump administration has given a green light to US forces to violate Pakistan’s territory in “hot pursuit” of the determined tribal Muslims that have prevented the US occupation in Afghanistan from settling.

Frustrated at its weak position in Afghanistan, the US has clearly run out of ideas. The Trump administration has resorted to digging in the dustbin of history to follow in the footsteps of the Bush administration’s strategy in the time of Musharraf. Musharraf, the loyal US agent, used the threats of “hot pursuit” to goad the Pakistan Army to do more against the tribal resistance. Moreover, the fact that the Trump administration even dares to regard Pakistan’s territory as if it were its own is a consequence of another loyal US agent, Kayani, from allowing it to do so in a flagrant manner. In his article, “The Killing of Osama bin Laden”, US establishment journalist, Seymour M. Hersh, wrote on 21 May 2015 for London Review of Books that, “Pasha and Kayani were responsible for ensuring that Pakistan’s army and air defence command would not track or engage with the US helicopters used on the mission. The American cell at Tarbela Ghazi was charged with co-ordinating communications between the ISI, the senior US officers at their command post in Afghanistan, and the two Black Hawk helicopters; the goal was to ensure that no stray Pakistani fighter plane on border patrol spotted the intruders and took action to stop them.” Since then the Obama administration took to increasing drone attacks on our soil and the Trump administration has continued and now added hot pursuit orders.

Matters have gone so far because so far Pakistan has been ruled by those who ignore Islam’s injunctions. What they have established is that bending before an oppressor only invites more oppression. The Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood will stop the US in its tracks because Islam forbids any alliance or cooperation with the hostile foreign power. It will cut the thread by which the US presence hangs, severing the supply line that runs through Pakistan and ejecting all its intelligence and private military. Allah (swt) said,

إِنَّمَا يَنْهَاكُمْ اللَّهُ عَنْ الَّذِينَ قَاتَلُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَأَخْرَجُوكُمْ مِنْ دِيَارِكُمْ وَظَاهَرُوا عَلَى إِخْرَاجِكُمْ أَنْ تَوَلَّوْهُمْ وَمَنْ يَتَوَلَّهُمْ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الظَّالِمُونَ

Allah forbids your alliance with those who fight you because of your Deen, and drive you from your homelands, or aid others to do so: and as for those who turn to them in alliance, they are truly oppressors.”

(Al-Mumtahina: 60)