Political Concepts

Pakistan Headlines – 2 July 2014

Regime’s Support for America’s Crusade Brings Losses for Pakistan

Pakistan Army personnel fired warning shots, whilst trying to break up a protest by internally displaced persons from the North Waziristan tribal region outside a World Food Programme (WFP) food distribution point in Bannu on Tuesday June 24, 2014. The offensive has seen the northwestern tribal area of North Waziristan hit by more than a week of shelling and air raids, and more than 450,000 and up to 600,000 people have fled ahead of an impending ground assault, with many going to the nearby town of Bannu. These operations are the results of American demands from 2004 to strike at the hardy fighters of North Waziristan who have prevented the American occupation of Afghanistan from settling.

Rather than the Pakistan Armed Forces leading the Muslims of the tribal regions and beyond against the crusader presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the regime has chosen to burn the armed forces and the people of the tribal regions as fuel to secure the American presence. The regime favors those who occupy our lands, even though Allah سبحانه وتعالى and His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم have ordered us to fight the Kafir aggressors and expel them from where we have been expelled. Allah سبحانه وتعالى ordered.

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

“It is only as regards those who fought against you on account of Deen, and have driven you out of your homes, and helped to drive you out, that Allah forbids you to befriend them, then such are the Zalimoon”

[Surah Al-Mumtahinah 60: 9]

Our rulers seek to ensure we remain divided and weak, even though Allah سبحانه وتعالى and His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم have ordered us to be one people against our actual enemies. Allah سبحانه وتعالى revealed,

وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُوا وَاذْكُرُوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنْتُمْ أَعْدَاءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُمْ بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَانًا وَكُنْتُمْ عَلَى شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِنْ النَّارِ فَأَنْقَذَكُمْ مِنْهَا

“And hold fast all of you to the Rope of Allah and do not be divided. And remember the favour that Allah has bestowed upon you, for you used to be enemies to each other but Allah joined your hearts together, so that you became brothers in Islam by His Favour. And you were on the pit of a fire and He saved you from it.”

[Surah Aali Imran 3:103]

Regime is Blind to the Bad of the US Presence and the Good of its Removal

Speaking at a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday 25 June, whilst presenting “Strategic Vision of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy,” the Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, declared, “There is no distinction between the good Taliban and bad Taliban and the military operation was being conducted across the board.”

At a time when Pakistan is being rocked by military operations that have led to the displacement of over half a million refugees and the spilling of the pure blood of its armed forces and security personnel, the regime has revealed that it has blinded itself to the core of the issue. Rather than being determined by Islam, good and bad is determined by American policy objectives. Consider that when Soviet Russia invaded, it was the Haqqani network and Quetta Shura that were the leading fighters against the occupation. At that time America regarded the fighters as “good” because they were uprooting its competing superpowers and so did its agents embedded in Pakistan’s leadership. However, when America itself invaded and occupied, naturally America views that this fierce resistance is bad and so its agents in Pakistan’s leadership repeat the same like parrots.

As for the evil attacks against our armed forces and civilians, America and its agents condemn them as being bad but between the lines they all regard them as good. This is because it is these attacks that have turned opinion against the sincere resistance to American occupation. Moreover, Americans themselves organize and mastermind these attacks through their Raymond Davis network of intelligence and private military. It is these false flag attacks, evil attacks in the name of the enemy, that have been made to turn public opinion against the Jihad to end American occupation. Thus, America sees these attacks as “good” and a “silver lining” because they secure her presence within both Pakistan and Afghanistan, whilst turning Muslim against Muslim in a destructive war of Fitna. On 12 October 2012, Victoria Nuland, the US State Department’s spokesperson, said, “So obviously, the degree to which the Pakistani people turn against them help their government to go after them. That would be, perhaps, a silver lining from this horrible tragedy.” And on 1 December 2009, US President Obama declared, “There have been those who have said fighting against extremism is not their fight… as innocents have been killed from Karachi to Islamabad, it has become clear that it is the Pakistani people who are the most endangered by extremism.”

It is the Raheel-Nawaz regime that turns good to bad and bad to good, turning our world upside down on our heads. By doing so, these traitors not only bow to America, never opposing her, they strengthen her hand, increasing her ability to attack the Muslim blood and honor. Until today, they provide America bases and the essential intelligence so that American drones can collapse the houses of Muslims upon their heads. These traitors secure America’s private military organizations, the successors of the notorious Blackwater, within sensitive military cantonments and urban residential areas, so that they can organize a campaign of bombings and assassinations, slaughtering thousands of Muslim civilians and military personnel, in order to promote America’s war by blaming the tribal Muslims. And even when these murderous assassins are caught red handed, they are hastily freed! This traitorous regime secures the US embassy and consulates, which are America’s bases for mischief and interference throughout the world, and have given approval for the world’s second biggest US embassy in Islamabad, a huge fortress in all but name. The regime before America, seeking guidance on what is good and bad, in a war of Fitna that has cost tens of thousands of Muslim lives and billions of dollars of losses to the economy.

Thus the Raheel-Nawaz regime has distanced us away from the liberation of the Muslim lands, an obligation on us from our Lord, and have directed our armed forces instead to kill our brothers in the tribal areas, a matter forbidden to us. They make the bad into good and the good into bad, earning the wrath of Allah سبحانه وتعالى. It is upon our armed forces to be now to be as the good Ansar (ra) were in the time of RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم and deliver a death blow to the bad plans and plots of the Kuffar by granting the Nussrah (Material Support) for the rule by Islam in our Muslim Lands, over our dignified Muslim people. It is only under a righteous Khaleefah, leading our armed forces in a good fight against the enemy, that we will taste the honor we deserve and strive for the rewards that we seek.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا هَلْ أَدُلُّكُمْ عَلَى تِجَارَةٍ تُنْجِيكُمْ مِنْ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ * تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَتُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِأَمْوَالِكُمْ وَأَنْفُسِكُمْ ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ * يَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَيُدْخِلْكُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ وَمَسَاكِنَ طَيِّبَةً فِي جَنَّاتِ عَدْنٍ ذَلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ

“O you who believe, shall I tell you about a trade that saves you from a painful punishment? That you believe in Allah and His Messenger, and carry out Jihad in His way with your wealth and your lives. That is much better for you, if you but know. (If you do this,) He will forgive your sins, and will admit you to gardens beneath which rivers flow, and to pleasant dwellings in gardens of eternity. That is the great achievement!”

[al-Saff: 10-12]

Regime’s Pittance of Grants is Salt in the Wounds of the Refugees

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Friday 29 June 2014 an increase in cash grant for families displaced from North Waziristan to Rs 40,000 for Ramazan. This is salt in the wounds of the honorable Muslims of North Waziristan, who have lost their homes and means of livelihood as a consequence of the Raheel-Nawaz regime’s blind slavery to America.

The refugee crisis is the bitter fruit of the alliance with the foremost enemy of the Ummah, America. When traitors in Pakistan’s leadership sided with America in 1980s to contain the advance of the Soviet Union, Pakistan ended up with three million Afghan refugees who struggle daily to eke out a living, many unable to return. Now traitors are working to secure the American occupation of Afghanistan from the fierce tribal resistance, Pakistan now has added millions of refugees, as a direct consequence of American instigated operations in Pakistan’s tribal belt. Added to this refugee calamity are the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced Pakistanis still reeling from Pakistan’s earthquake in 2005 and the country’s worst floods in 2010. After the initial attention of the regime and its crocodile tears end, all these people will be simply abandoned by the regime, as assets and money were diverted to fight militants at America’s behest.

In siding with America, traitors in the military and political leadership have lost Pakistan’s strategic depth in Afghanistan, gravely undermined Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir, compromised the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, plunged the economy of the country into an abyss of debt, strengthened Pakistan’s arch enemy India and have displaced millions of Pakistani citizens. These traitors have turned a country with huge potential into a pit of misery. Allah سبحانه وتعالى,

أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ بَدَّلُوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ كُفْرًا وَأَحَلُّوا قَوْمَهُمْ دَارَ الْبَوَارِ

“Have you not seen those who have changed the Blessings of Allah into disbelief and caused their people to dwell in an abode of destruction?”

[Surah Ibraheem 28]

The only way to end this spiral of destruction, is to uproot the traitors, rip up alliance with America and establish the Khilafah.

Pakistan’s Armed Forces is Deserving of a Righteous Khaleefah to Lead them in Battle Against the Hindu Mushrikeen and American Crusaders

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has said that Pakistan Army is a battle-hardened force and fully prepared to fight against all threats. The army chief was speaking to troops on Saturday 29 June during a visit to Siachen Glacier. While appreciating the operational readiness and motivation, he said, “We will not hesitate from any sacrifice for the defence of the motherland”. The Siachen glacier is the highest battleground on earth, where India and Pakistan have fought intermittently since April 13, 1984, during the India’s malignant Operation Meghdoot. Its icy heights are soaked with the blood of many martyrs who willingly gave their lives for the sake of Allah سبحانه وتعالى in the continuous hostilities against the Hindu mushrikeen. It is a stark reminder that India is our real enemy. A fact that should be known well to General Raheel, whose uncle and elder brother were both martyred in their brave fight against India.

However, General Raheel has been instrumental in changing the focus of the Pakistan Army from the ever-hostile India, to protecting the American occupation in Afghanistan from the fierce tribal resistance led by North Waziristan. During his time as the Inspector General for Training and Evaluation, when he assisted the then Army Chief, General Kayani, he focused on unconventional training for the troops, weakening their ability to fight the conventional forces of India, so that they focus instead on America’s enemy, the tribal resistance. In this capacity, Raheel was also key to changing the military doctrine, the Green Book in 2013, wrenching the army’s focus from confronting the Hindu state, to counter-insurgency operations against tribal Muslims who have prevented the American occupation from settling. This treachery is perhaps why as a reward from Washington, he was elevated as Kayani’s replacement over two more senior generals, Lieutenant General Haroon Aslam and the now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Rashad Mahmood.

Until now, General Raheel serves America even though Pakistan’s current instability is a direct outcome of American foreign policy, specifically the policies of low intensity conflict and covert, “black” operations. It is low intensity conflict which destroys internal stability, strains our capability, strangulates our potential and justifies repeated American interference to ask us to “do more.” And it is the covert operations, such as “false flag” attacks in the name of the enemy against our armed forces by America’s Raymond Davis network, which are an American ploy, practiced by its intelligence agencies all over the world from Latin America to South East Asia, to make sure that conflict continues by burning the country in the fires of insecurity.

Without doubt, just as our real external threat is India, our real internal threat is from the substantial American presence within Pakistan. It is this American presence which is the source of the intricate planning, huge funding and sophisticated arms supply that has allowed the targeting of military and civilian targets for so long. As long as these foreign assets exist on our soil, we will never see an end to this devastating war, even if we were to lose far more than we have already lost.

No doubt, Pakistan’s armed forces, the seventh largest in the world, are a mighty force. But that potential will never be fulfilled unless the traitors within the military leadership are replaced by a righteous Khaleefah leading the fight against the enemies of this Ummah.

Raheel-Nawaz Regime Electricity “Gift” for Ramadhan is Like Throwing Scraps to a Beggar at his Own Banquet

Patting itself on the back as usual, the Raheel-Nawaz regime announced its plan to reduce electricity shortages during Ramadhan, when the fasting Muslims are sitting for many hours without electricity, whilst the summer temperature soar into their mid-forties, with hospitals full of cases of people collapsing through severe dehydration. The Ministry of Water and Power on Sunday 29 June announced that the government will increase the subsidy for electricity so that the Muslims can have electricity during Sahoor, Iftaar and Taraawih. For what will the Muslims of Pakistan be thankful during the month for this “generosity”? The government itself created the shortages by violating the Shariah law regarding public property, such as electricity, by privatizing it. This privatization not only deprives the people of a great source of revenue to look after their affairs, it also means that private owners, who have limited resources, only provide electricity when they can profit. So the people are reduced by the regime to the status of beggars at their own banquet!

The severe electricity shortages occur because the private owners cannot provide electricity as a service and a right for all citizens, for that is the job of a responsible and caring state. This is why privatization is directly responsible for the power shortages, the load-shedding. So, private owners reduce electricity generation to prevent falling into loss through debts owed to them. Or they reduce generation to only the more efficient power plants because they give a better profit, keeping less efficient power plants idle. So, even though Pakistan has over 20,000 MW installed capacity against a peak demand of 17,500 MW, less than half of that is produced, causing huge electricity shortages, twelve hours a day or even more, with people unable to cool themselves even by means of a fan in the scorching summer heat. And that is asides from these highly disruptive shortages destroying local industry.

Moreover, as part of privatization, the regime has already guaranteed profits on investment for private owners of power, by increasing the electricity charges many fold. It has also made sure that the private owners are paid from the revenues of the state, even when they are not generating electricity because of fuel shortages! Electricity has become so expensive that there is now a huge circular debt owed to the private owners of power. Last summer, in July 2013, the regime paid Rupees 270 billion to the private power producers, the IPPs. This enormous amount also alerts the people to just how much wealth there is in power, which they will not see a single Rupee of it. And this Ramadhan the debt mounted yet again.

These rulers are privatizing the Ummah’s resources, even though Islam has declared that energy is a public property for the Muslims. RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم said,

«المسلمون شرکاء فی ثلاث الماء والكلأ والنار»

“Muslims are partners (associates) in three things: in water, pastures and fire (energy)” [Abu Dawood.].

Thus under the Khilafah, with its Islamic constitution, the benefit of electricity will be for the public, with the state supervising the matter to ensure that. Moreover, all of the loans the government takes to pay the owners are on interest, explicitly forbidden by Allah سبحانه وتعالى and His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم, which has prevented Pakistan from escaping the debt trap since its creation, even though it has paid back the principles of such loans many times over.

So the regime can pat itself on its back as much as it wants, but the Dua of the people during Ramadhan will be for its removal and the return of Islam as a state and constitution.