Political Concepts

Pakistan Headlines – 25 Nov 2014

Regime Treats Ardent Enemies as Loyal Friends

The US and Pakistani militaries began a week-long strategic dialogue on 16 November to explore the possibility of rebuilding a mutually beneficial relationship. “We look forward to having close and honest consultations” with the Pakistani army chief and his team, said Daniel Feldman, the Obama administration’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Gen Raheel Sharif and his team — which includes Director General Military Operations and the chief’s personal staff — arrived in the United States and flew to the headquarters of the US Central Command in Tampa, Florida.

America is the confirmed enemy of Muslims. It is the head of Western military intervention and occupation of Muslim Lands, whether in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is leading the fight to put obstacles to the return of the Khilafah. It supports the Jewish and Hindu occupation of Muslim Lands by turning a blind eye to their atrocities. It is an open enemy to Islam and Muslims and must be dealt with as an actively belligerent state. Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لاَ تَتَّخِذُوا عَدُوِّي وَعَدُوَّكُمْ أَوْلِيَاءَ تُلْقُونَ إِلَيْهِمْ بِالْمَوَدَّةِ وَقَدْ كَفَرُوا بِمَا جَاءَكُمْ مِنْ الْحَقِّ

“O you who believe! Choose not My enemies who are your enemies as friends showing them affection even when they disbelieve in that truth that has come to you”

(Mumtahina 60:1)

Yet the current regime confides in America as if it is a firm and loyal ally. It opens Pakistan’s military to harm through military dialogue, in which America gains intimate knowledge of Pakistan’s capabilities. And through military co-operation, it has established and maintains a huge American presence within Pakistan’s soils, which allows American to orchestrate its black operations to ignite fires of chaos and confusion within the country.

Valuing Praise from the Kuffar is a Clear Sign of Subjugation

According to DG ISPR, Pakistan’s Army Chief General Raheel Sharif met US CENTCOM Head General Lloyd. J. Austin in Tampa, Florida on 16 November. General Austin paid tributes to the Pakistan Army for its commitment, professionalism and achievement in its fight against terror and praised the ongoing military operation Zarb e Azb.

Allah says in the Quran:

يَـأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَـرَى أَوْلِيَآءَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَآءُ بَعْضٍ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّهُمْ مِّنكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يَهْدِى الْقَوْمَ الظَّـلِمِينَ

“You who have iman! Do not take the Jews and Christians as your awliya; they are the awliya of one another. Any of you who takes them as awliya is one of them. Allah does not guide wrongdoing people.”

(Al-Maida 5:51)

The affairs of the Ummah are in the hands of leaders and rulers who consider it a great honor to serve the West and who strive to earn respect and appreciation from Western leaders. A pat on the back from the super power means the world to them which they parade around as accolades to be celebrated. The Ummah can never come out of its state of humiliation and subjugation under the leadership of such rulers.

It is only the Khaleefah of the Muslims who fears for himself before Allah سبحانه وتعالى and cares not for Western accolades, who would lead the Ummah back to glory and global domination. A ruler who would treat the enemy as an enemy and who would love to stand with the Muslims instead of standing in the ranks of Kuffar.

Abolish Democracy, Which is Responsible for Dynastic Politics

On 18 November, Nawaz Sharif and his cabinet discussed ways to keep protesting opposition parties at bay. However, the struggle between the opposition and government is fruitless, because both seek to preserve Democracy. Democracy never grants justice to the masses, and only concentrate powers and subsequently wealth into the hands of a few. The concentration of wealth is legalized through man made legislation under Democracy which usurps from society sources of huge revenue, specifically, the predominately state properties and what Islam considers as public properties, such as large scale industrial manufacture, banking and energy industry. This is why in America, Britain and France, there are ruling dynasties of large capitalists who take turns to come to power.

Even the supporters of democracy regret the concentration of wealth. The US President said on 4 December 2013, “And the result is an economy that’s become profoundly unequal, and families that are more insecure. I’ll just give you a few statistics. Since 1979, when I graduated from high school, our productivity is up by more than 90 percent, but the income of the typical family has increased by less than eight percent. Since 1979, our economy has more than doubled in size, but most of that growth has flowed to a fortunate few… The top 10 percent no longer takes in one-third of our income — it now takes half. Whereas in the past, the average CEO made about 20 to 30 times the income of the average worker, today’s CEO now makes 273 times more. And meanwhile, a family in the top 1 percent has a net worth 288 times higher than the typical family, which is a record for this country.” It is time to abolish democracy and establish Khilafah.

Calling America to Secure Peace is Akin to Inviting a Wolf to Tend Sheep

On 18 November 2014, the Americans conferred the US Legion of Merit Medal upon General Raheel Sharif for efforts to ensure regional peace. The next day debate shifted from Afghanistan to India-Pakistan relations as Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif had his first encounter with US lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The BBC reported earlier on the same day that Gen Sharif had highlighted current developments in India-Pakistan relations in a series of meetings with senior US officials. According to the BBC report, he told the Americans that continuous violation of ceasefire at the Line of Control and the working boundary had also affected Pakistan’s operation against terrorists in Fata.

Calling America to assist in regional stability is akin to inviting a wolf to tend sheep The recent Indian aggression is with the full backing of America as it seeks to place India as the regional guardian for US interests in the region, against any threat from China or the region’s half billion Muslims. It is accompanied by unprecedented American military, economic and political support as India now has America’s loyal agent, Modi, at the helm of its affairs. Moreover, America’s vision for Pakistan is to ensure that it does not prevent the rise of India, by ensnaring the Muslim forces in a wasteful and prolonged internal conflict in the tribal areas. General Raheel would do better to remember that his own brother was granted the prestigious Nishan-e-Haider for achieving martyrdom fighting Indian aggression, whilst America has granted him a medal for turning a blind eye to the rise of India to a position that it does not deserve and can only bring greater harm for the Muslims.

IMF Dictated Gas Price Hike Will Break the Back of Local Industry

The cabinet’s Economic Coordination Committee approved on 20 November guidelines for the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) for recovery of about Rs69 billion by increasing gas tariffs by 30%. The next day, the Prime Minister issued an order to delay the rise for now. The regime has a habit of announcing rises, then retracting and then later increasing when public attention is elsewhere. This latest game came after the IMF mission’s privatization chief, Jeffery Franks, in Washington DC asked Pakistan to raise gas tariffs by 23% in exchange for the next interest based loan of USD 6.67 billion. Increased gas tariffs is only to ease the way for privatization by making it lucrative for the private owners, foreign and local, while neglecting its effects on Pakistan economy. The Chairman of SITE Association of Industry (SAI), Younus M. Bashir, termed the hike in gas prices as the last nail in the coffin of Pakistan’s ailing industry. So for the sake of ensuring interest payments to colonialist financial institutions and profits for foreign owners of the Ummah’s public property, the backbone of the economy is to be broken, with greater burdens being placed on the common man.

This oppression and deprivation will continue regardless of who comes to rule, whether it is PML-N, PPP or PTI because they all find cure to Pakistan’s economic illness in privatization, foreign investment or colonialist loans which are the causes of the disease itself. The only cure is the implementation of Islam’s economic system, RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم said,

«المسلمون شرکاء فی ثلاث الماء والکلاء والنار»

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

Thus, it is not permitted for the Khalifah to grant the ownership of the public property to any private party and its Revenues are for the public, looking after its affairs and securing its interests.

US-India Nexus Demands an Answer in the Form of the Khilafah

Late night on 21 November 2014, the Foreign Minister Office release a statement saying, “President Obama infor¬med the prime minister of his forthcoming visit to India … The President (Obama) also assured the Prime Minister (Sharif) that he would undertake a visit to Pakistan at an early date, as soon as the situation normalises in the country.” the statement said without elaborating if the US president was talking about normalisation of the security situation or the political unrest. President Obama’s telephonic call is believed to be for calming the sensitivities of Pakistan about his preference for India.

As for visiting Pakistan, Obama must consider that during Bush’s visit to Islamabad in March 2006. He crept in like a thief and bolted away with his tail between his legs, whilst the live bullets of the Pakistani soldiers guarding his route were replaced with blanks! The Ummah is no longer as naive as the rulers and their Washington masters would like to believe. It is obvious to the Muslims that the Indian aggression and the submissiveness by the Raheel-Nawaz regime is part of the American plan for the region. America is supporting India’s rise as the dominant regional power to both counter its rival China and your emergence as an Islamic Khilafah state.

The anger against America and desire for the Khilafah have both risen immensely. The Khilafah alone will demolish the borders that divide Muslims from each other, to form a powerful single state. The Khilafah will undertake all political, economic and military preparations to ensure that Islam becomes the dominant global influence again inshaaAllah, annihilating the cruel, American-led capitalist order that has oppressed billions.