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16 May, 2007

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The nation is still mourning what it is dubbed as the bloodiest state-sponsored violence in Karachi on May 12, the day when Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudry was supposed to address a Sindh High Court Bar’s ceremony in connection the golden jubilee of Sindh High Court.

It, nevertheless, was expected that there could be some physical confrontation between the workers of rival parties as Muttehida Quami Movement, the major coalition partner in Sindh, had announced a counter rally, which, itself was a bizarre incident in the political history.

But, no one expected that there would be no government and law in Karachi on May 12. Erecting containers, vehicles, tankers and other barricades in an apparent bid to prevent the opposition activists and lawyers to proceed to the airport to welcome the chief justice blocked almost the city roads.

Armed supporters of MQM blocked Sharae Faisal, the city’s busiest road and the route where the chief justice was supposed to travel. They were firing on every moving thing, including ambulances. The law enforcing agencies were already disarmed so that they could not interfere in MQM’s business.

The most worrying and pinching aspect of May 12 carnage is that the issue is no more of a political nature. It has assumed ethnic proportions as, according to media reports, various people were gunned down after being identified as Pushtuns by the armed terrorists. Even, a Pushtun driver of Edhi ambulance, who were carrying an injured worker of Awami National Party to the hospital, was intercepted by the armed persons, and shot dead in broad day light.

Here are some questions
1) Was this a calculated conspiracy to resort to ethnic clashes in Karachi?
2) Where does MQM stand now? Was this all made to happen because a huge rally in favor of the chief justice would decide that Karachi is not a MQM’s city as it claims ?
3) Was MQM’s announcement of a counter rally on the same day in line with democratic norms?
4) Who should be really held responsible for May 12 massacre?

Reader Comments:

Civil war is coming...

The enemy of Muslims want us to have a civil war all over the Muslim world, and we are having it.

How could the west trust Muslim countries, when they fight for one man, a judge. How many have already been killed for that one man? That looks so stupid. Muslim countries already in civil war; Algeria, Sudan,Somalia Lebanon,Palestine,Iraq and Afghanistan. Countries soon will adopt civil war are; Pakistan, Jordan, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt. Israel is more diverse then any Muslim country when it comes to political affiliation, but there will never be a civil war. Whay is that? Cause they put the interests of Israel above their own interests versus the Muslims that they put their own interests first. More Muslims are killed by their own Muslims and why is that? Cause they don't think twice about the consequences of their action.

Akbar Khan, Pakistan - 11 June, 2007

MQM

12th.May every one saw who was behind the planned killing. The planner is in UK and his agents who are in assembly were there on that day to make sure that they MQM a terror rather than a political party. They went to kashmir after the earthquake to help but they chalked the walls "Altaf bhai" we want you, i being resident of kashmir do not want a terrorist organization in place.
Why does Altaf hussain come back to Pakistan, what is he doing in UK.
Very strange leader.

hafeez, Pakistan - 13 June, 2007

Shameless army of Pakistan

There is no denying the military dominant role in Pakistan. The military owns the best farmland and several of the largest industrial conglomerates. Pakistan Army has got unprecedented history of conquering their own country many times and 100,000 soldiers surrendering to the Indian army in 1971, and mis adventures of 1965 and Kargil. They have main role in dismembering the country in 1971. They are best in plundering the wealth of the Pakistani people. Pakistani people have to starve to pay for their luxury life. They take 80% in name of defense budget and tell us they are best? They are good in anything except for their main job, fighting with enemy. They were trained for military purposes but they want civil administrative jobs for which they have no training and experience for. The job they are supposed to be doing can’t do it properly. Which Army in the world has been exempt from Tax, Not answerable to the Government or Public? of Course it is Pakistan army. The biggest cause of the plight of Pakistani people is the 33 years of Army rule out of 59 years. It is not India that is our Enemy it is the Pakistani Army that is the biggest enemy of Pakistan.Look at India their army never muddled in the Government affairs and let the Democratic process grow. When I say Pakistani army it means Army Officers , not the poor simple soldiers whose fate they will never let change.
May GOD save us from our BEST army!

Gul, Pakistan - 16 June, 2007

I love Imran Khan at least he is loyal to Pakistan,...and I hate Altaf Hussain

Musharraf, Pakistan - 16 June, 2007

Justice Defied

MQM murderers are running around free, Genral-President
as usual working overtime to
ensure his re-election,Altaf Hussain enjoying life in safe sanctuary provided by Tony Blair, Benazir making deals with General, Maulana Fazal Haq dubiously allied with establishment. Imran Khan, is the only leader, defying MQM & its head honcho.Why doesn't opposition shout in single voice & demand justice on behalf of the families who lost their dear ones ? Murder is a capital offence not a misdemeanour.



Iqbal Khan, United Kingdom - 17 June, 2007

Terrorist Government

Yes, Musharaf is definitely no Zia; I would like to remind the people to judge a leader, when he or she goes away, what he/she has left behind. It’s a proven fact that Zia, his family or friends made no money what so ever or owned any assets. Zia made Pakistan’s military 10th strongest in the world. His son, who is the now the religious minister is a disgrace. His father is probably turning in his grave.

Benazir did try to find dirt on Zia, but the bitch failed miserably. She also failed to find any dirt on Nawaz Sharif. Musharaf was the architect behind the Kargill incident, he was the army chief, deliberately had all the Pakistani defence force killed while they were withdrawing from Kargill, in collaboration with India. India had no chance in hell, ever conquering Kargill. Check Indian Archives, then you will know. Else Indian did not need Clinton to get involved.

Musharaf is an Indian, born in India, trained in India, his family and friends are still in India, same as terrorist altaf. They are both RAW trained agents. Musharaf crossed the border illegally in 1972, and believe it or not he was conscripted in the Pakistan Army straight away and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was in power at that time. Remind everyone that Bhutto was sole responsible for East Pakistan break-up, if he wasn’t drunk or greedy for power; east and West Pakistan would still be one. He robbed Mujeeb-ur- Rahman for his right to be Prime Minister. Bhutto was a charismatic speaker, funnelled millions of Pakistan wealth in overseas banks, could feed till 7 generations through it and live in absolute luxury.

Washington already planned for Evil Dictator Musharaf to come in power, as Sharif’s democracy didn’t suit them as they had planned extensive destruction in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is a known fact that Afghanistan has massive oil, gas, uranium reserves and other natural resources along with fertile land to grow plenty of poppies, as Taliban destroyed all of them. They needed Musharaf, planted in 1972 to take effect; Kargill was orchestrated with Indian help. War tensions were all a drama.

Nawaz’s biggest mistake is to shake hands with Benazir. She was finished, had no respect in and out of Pakistan. Her husband was known as Mr 10%, he sucked the blood out of every deal, partnership and any development projects in Pakistan. His hired men killed many for money, and even killed much admired actor Sultan Rahi; simply he refused to give his hotel to him.

Benazir’s evil ways were well known in Oxford University,. Her Mafia husband knew all this and uses it to blackmail her on regular basis; there is also plenty of evidence of domestic abuse. Benazir & Zardari did the same thing as Bhutto, funnelling country’s funds in foreign banks. Most of you may remember that Swiss authorities found Benazir & Zardari guilty on 66 illegal bank accounts in Swiss banks. But Swiss authorities actually claim that there are in total 180 accounts linking them to Bhutto & Zardari, but Zardari & Benazir admitted to 66 accounts, which has Pakistan’s millions kept stolen from the people of Pakistan. Benazir must not be trusted in any circumstances. MMA, Nawaz Sharif or Imran Khan should avoid her like a plaque. She is a willing partner in keeping the opposition divided. Her bosses are the same as Musharaf & Altaf.

Terrorist Altaf Hussein uses the same tactics with his in-laws, and beats his wife, people are asking question about the where-about of his father-in-law and his wife.

All the Pakistan armed forces promotion and demotion are directed from Washington with Indian Government wishes. Musharaf is trying very hard to sell Kashmir to India, no Pakistani or Kashmiri will ever accept his evil proposal. I believe that World must take notice. Musharaf has so far killed thousands of Pakistan citizens, and he is running terrorist cells in collaboration with the terrorist Mahajir movement (MQM).

I would like to finish of by saying that Pakistanis & Muslims do not blame American or British people, as more than 73% has the same view as the Muslims.

My personal experience has shown that people of US and Britain are intelligent, decent and very friendly, I cannot say the same for French. Bush & Blair do not speak for their people; neither do Dictator Musharaf, Terrorist Altaf and Mrs 10%.

Thank you

The Oracle, United Arab Emirates - 17 June, 2007

How to control the country

To calm the freedom movement US destroyed the clean water supply and infected it with disease, cut food, fuel and electricity supply to starve the people, malnourished, some have died and the rest dying slowly. No energy to protest or take up arms, these are standard war games that are normally applied by the conquering armies to subdue, control and slowly kill of the general population.

Does this remind you of any other country other than Iraq?
Do you not believe that this is a deliberate attempt?.. to punish the people for not happily accepting US slavery via hand of evil dictator and his evil vultures?

There is enormous load shedding all over Pakistan, this is the first time that this scale of disaster has been in the history of the country. The dictators cronies lying to the people and the world that due to massive scale of economic activity. The Truth is there is no economic development or any increase for the last 3 years, reported by the IMF.

Have you also noticed when the Indian terrorist altaf calls up his slaves in Karachi, suddenly there is plenty of electricity available for lights, when all around is complete darkness?


The Oracle, Pakistan - 17 June, 2007

My brothers

After hearing above comments, I feel sorry for the common man living in Pakistan. Now I realise what it means by not having democracy. I sincerely pray to God that soon my brothers and sisters on the other side of border get freedom from the cluches of the autocrate and genuine democracy flourish in that part of the world.

Pratik, Hungary - 18 June, 2007

Bitter Truth exposing reality

17th June 2007 a Sami-ul-Haq of Jamiat-e-Ulma Islam has now openly declared on GEO news that Jamat-e-Islami, and PML(N) has done all the massacre in Karachi on 12th May 2007, because they have lost their mendate in Sindh and to hold the remaining they have done this violence on 12th May 2007. If MQM was really a terrorist then why their was even not a single political violence in Sindh in seven years specially from 2004 where as after 12th may 51 offices of MQM were burnt and their workers got warning from opposition parties to be killed. On 12th may feudal, land lords, waderas, and some friends of Musharraf have traped MQM because they were afraid of this middle class, lower middle class, peoples who have proved in just only 4 years what they can do for the wellfare of peoples, and for Pakistan, and another major reason is that they don't want to see MQM as a national political party so they have do all this violence to backthem in 80's and 90's where as MQM has not says on any occassion after 12th may thay they are the party of only Mahajir's or Urdu Speaking but the opposition parties are again and again saying that this party is only belong to a particular community, by these comments from opposition parties are trying to distribute peoples in ethnic groups as they have distributed them in NWFP and Balochistan. After ten years PMLN says that MQM is involved in Hakeem Said murder then where were their mind in between this long periode, and MQM has defend this charge in Sindh High Court and won the case, "The News" has also printed a column by Kamran Khan who was now in GEO News on Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Sath, which published the real story behind Hakeem Said murder and Nawaz Sharif was held responsible in judiciary inquiry. The responsible of Massacre on 12th may were those peoples who bring weapons in politics early in 60's or 70's in Zia-Ul-Haq era and JI is only on the List after them Al-Zulfiqar while at that time there was no name or sign of MQM.

M.Kamran Khan Ghouri, Pakistan - 18 June, 2007

Good Governance

May sense prevail.It is a crisis of good governance in Pakistan and exists in my country too.Pakistan is doubly unfortunate due to weak institutions despite patriotic citizens.Democracy slows down growth but eventually delivers when all develop a stake.Islam,a great religion of a billion followers is currently failing to unify.But thats not at fault.Its its impatient and dogmatic followers which wish to be its sole spokesperson are to blame.Why can't they practice TOLERANCE.Maybe,moral pressure politics of Gandhian Non-Violence and Truth may be a solution to their ills.There's no dearth of well meaning patriotic Pakistanis within & without.Secular education,tolerance,wakeful civil society,respect for other's opinion,women's education,land reforms,seasoned macroeconomic politics,a visionary & charismatic leader like maybe Imran who may encourage growth of opposition may bail out.But danger of basing personality based politics will be repeating India's regrettable poltical culture being emulated.Also,a belief that India and Pakistan will be sovereign nations in a neighbourhood as friends and shall not covet each other's territory by altering boundaries could lead to reduced defence budget releasing funds for social and economic developmental ventures and bring in much sought foreign direct investment FDI.Neither nation can fight and win a war with each other,so why not relax and focus on building than abusing each other and exhibiting pulp patriotism by either countrymen.May God give all the motivation to first try controlling themselves than attempt control of THE OTHER. Regards, Ashutosh

ashutosh mishra, Hungary - 18 June, 2007

Let’s have a debate, shall we?

Q1. How many of you believe the cold blooded murder in Nishtar Park by the MQM was a calculated target killing to weaken the opposition in Sind before the election?

Q2. How many of you believe that the election will be fair?

I would conclude based on the past election records of the present dictatorship in Pakistan that the election results are already finalised. This kind of view is common in western media; they are quite about this as they would not find any one else serving their interest in the destruction of Pakistan better than Musharaf not even Mrs 10%.

Q3. There is enormous load shedding all over Pakistan; this is the first time that this scale of disaster has been in the history of the country. Deliberate?

Q4. Do you believe that the dictator’s cronies are lying to the people and the world that this is due to massive scale of economic activity?

Q5. Do you believe that the IMF is right to say that there is no economic development or any increase economy for the last 3 years in Pakistan?

Q6. Have you also noticed when the Indian terrorist altaf calls up his slaves in Karachi, suddenly there is plenty of electricity available for lights, when all around is complete darkness?

Q7. Musharaf is an Indian, born in India, trained in India, his family and friends are still in India, same as terrorist altaf. Do you believe that both RAW trained agents?

History proves that Musharaf crossed the border illegally in 1972 when he was 22 years old according to his false documents, and believe it or not he was conscripted in the Pakistan Army straight away and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was in power at that time. I would like to remind everyone that Bhutto was solely responsible for East Pakistan break-up, if he wasn’t drunk or greedy for power; east and West Pakistan would still be one. He robbed Mujeeb-ur- Rahman for his right to be Prime Minister. Bhutto was a charismatic speaker but funnelled millions of Pakistan wealth in overseas banks that could feed 7 of his generations to live in absolute luxury.

Q8. Where do you reckon Benazir gets her money from?
Q9. What job she does?
Q10. What industry she owns?
Q11. How many of you believe that the Pakistan earthquake was a natural disaster?
Q12. How much land and disaster funds that we gave to help the victims, do you reckon military dictator, his cronies and Indian terrorist altaf usurped in NWFP and Azad Kashmir? Have a guess.

Benazir is a willing partner in keeping the opposition divided. Her bosses are the same as Musharaf & Terrorist Altaf.

Terrorist Altaf Hussein uses the same tactics with his in-laws, and known for regularly beating his wife, people are asking question about the where-about of his father-in-law and his wife has not been seen by anyone recently. Terrorist Altaf hates women. Don’t be surprised if you see statements from his association with male and female prostitutes in the near future, hopeful you will hear from them when the case comes to court, that is why Indian Terrorist organisation i.e. MQM tried to pay off our Hero Imran Khan which he rejected. Well done Imran.

Q13. How many of you believe that Terrorist Altaf is a pervert?

Q14. How many of you believe that responsible Pakistanis should inform the world that any dealings, contracts are null and void under the dictatorship, as the government does not represent the people of Pakistan?

I would like to finish of by saying that Pakistani & Muslims should not blame American or British people, as more than 73% of them have the same view. Bush & Blair do not speak for their respective people; neither do Dictator Musharaf, Terrorist Altaf and Mrs 10%.

Q15. How many of you believe that our Hero Dr Abdul Qadir Khan is being poisoned slowly and slowly getting exposed to the radiation by the present Dictatorship, as you remember Litveyenko’s recent death in UK?

Q16. How many of you still believe the Pakistan Nuclear defence is still safe?

Q17. How many of you read ‘Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy’ by Ayesha Siddiqa?

Q18. How many of you believe that General Hamid Gul will make the best Head of all armed forces of Pakistan after Musharaf?

Q19. How many of you believe that Dr AQ Khan will make a better President as Dr Kalam for India, if he survives the attempt on his life by Musharaf?

Q20. How many of you believe that Imran Khan is the only hope for Pakistan as the PM?

Q21. How many of you believe that his honourable Chief Justice Iftikhar will get justice?

Thank you for your patience and perseverance.


The Oracle, Pakistan - 22 June, 2007

Let’s have a debate, shall we?



Q1. How many of you believe the cold blooded murder in Nishtar Park by the MQM was a calculated target killing to weaken the opposition in Sind before the election?

Q2. How many of you believe that the election will be fair?

I would conclude based on the past election records of the present dictatorship in Pakistan that the election results are already finalised. This kind of view is common in western media; they are quite about this as they would not find any one else serving their interest in the destruction of Pakistan better than Musharaf not even Mrs 10%.

Q3. There is enormous load shedding all over Pakistan; this is the first time that this scale of disaster has been in the history of the country. Deliberate?

Q4. Do you believe that the dictator’s cronies are lying to the people and the world that this is due to massive scale of economic activity?

Q5. Do you believe that the IMF is right to say that there is no economic development or any increase economy for the last 3 years in Pakistan?

Q6. Have you also noticed when the Indian terrorist altaf calls up his slaves in Karachi, suddenly there is plenty of electricity available for lights, when all around is complete darkness?

Q7. Musharaf is an Indian, born in India, trained in India, his family and friends are still in India, same as terrorist altaf. Do you believe that both RAW trained agents?

History proves that Musharaf crossed the border illegally in 1972 when he was 22 years old according to his false documents, and believe it or not he was conscripted in the Pakistan Army straight away and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was in power at that time. I would like to remind everyone that Bhutto was solely responsible for East Pakistan break-up, if he wasn’t drunk or greedy for power; east and West Pakistan would still be one. He robbed Mujeeb-ur- Rahman for his right to be Prime Minister. Bhutto was a charismatic speaker but funnelled millions of Pakistan wealth in overseas banks that could feed 7 of his generations to live in absolute luxury.

Q8. Where do you reckon Benazir gets her money from?
Q9. What job she does?
Q10. What industry she owns?
Q11. How many of you believe that the Pakistan earthquake was a natural disaster?
Q12. How much land and disaster funds that we gave to help the victims, do you reckon military dictator, his cronies and Indian terrorist altaf usurped in NWFP and Azad Kashmir? Have a guess.

Benazir is a willing partner in keeping the opposition divided. Her bosses are the same as Musharaf & Terrorist Altaf.

Terrorist Altaf Hussein uses the same tactics with his in-laws, and known for regularly beating his wife, people are asking question about the where-about of his father-in-law and his wife has not been seen by anyone recently. Terrorist Altaf hates women. Don’t be surprised if you see statements from his association with male and female prostitutes in the near future, hopeful you will hear from them when the case comes to court, that is why Indian Terrorist organisation i.e. MQM tried to pay off our Hero Imran Khan which he rejected. Well done Imran.

Q13. How many of you believe that Terrorist Altaf is a pervert?

Q14. How many of you believe that responsible Pakistanis should inform the world that any dealings, contracts are null and void under the dictatorship, as the government does not represent the people of Pakistan?

I would like to finish of by saying that Pakistani & Muslims should not blame American or British people, as more than 73% of them have the same view. Bush & Blair do not speak for their respective people; neither do Dictator Musharaf, Terrorist Altaf and Mrs 10%.

Q15. How many of you believe that our Hero Dr Abdul Qadir Khan is being poisoned slowly and slowly getting exposed to the radiation by the present Dictatorship, as you remember Litveyenko’s recent death in UK?

Q16. How many of you still believe the Pakistan Nuclear defence is still safe?

Q17. How many of you read ‘Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy’ by Ayesha Siddiqa?

Q18. How many of you believe that General Hamid Gul will make the best Head of all armed forces of Pakistan after Musharaf?

Q19. How many of you believe that Dr AQ Khan will make a better President as Dr Kalam for India, if he survives the attempt on his life by Musharaf?

Q20. How many of you believe that Imran Khan is the only hope for Pakistan as the PM?

Q21. How many of you believe that his honourable Chief Justice Iftikhar will get justice?

Thank you for your patience and perseverance.



The Oracle, Pakistan - 24 June, 2007

Another attempt to malign Musharraf

while what the MQM has done in wrong, it is criminal to point fingers at the federal government and musharraf. security of the rally was a provincial subject, and musharraf had clarified in an interview that a malicious campaign to link musharraf based on his ethnicity to the MQM. altaf hussain is a terrorist, and he deserves the punishment of the masses for unleashing many brutal campaigns on the people. but the army does not particularly like him. those elements here who are calling for the murder of altaf or linking musharraf to the incident need to have their brain examined. the pakistan army has never supported state terrorism inside pakistan. its role is to defend, not to kill innocent civilians. musharraf has fought battles for his country.

hamza, United Kingdom - 12 July, 2007

Unity!

Let us unite India and Pakistan! Muslims are united when there are Hindus. Hindus are united when there are Muslims. In India the Muslims are united Sunni-Shia. In Pakistan Sunni-Shia fights like cat and dogs. In Bangladesh Hindus are united, no matter caste. In northern India fighting takes place along the caste borders. The whole subcontinent should be united. Religion is just a dress which we are wearing. We have so many things that unite us. Thank You for the word.

krishna, Pakistan - 02 August, 2007

Why drag india into it.

I see most here are dragging India into their arguments by comparing it to pakistan's self made misfortunes. Indians dont care or bother about what happens in pakistan. They are too busy building up their economy and getting its poor people on their feet. it has enough troubles of its own with corruption, poverty etc but going slow and steady in nation building. I suggest Pakistanis put their country interests first before politics and self gain.

cj, Canada - 03 January, 2008

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