Rishi Verma wrote:solution for spot-fixing. . . Inzamam-ul Haq . . .
The Tabligh-e-Jama'ati pracharak, Inzy too? What would he tell his followers now? Yousuf Youhana converted believing him; and, this is how it ended? Ma'sha Alla'h.
Rishi Verma wrote:solution for spot-fixing. . . Inzamam-ul Haq . . .
NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to one of the two clerics of Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, who were later traced after going missing+ in Pakistan."I just spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami in Karachi. He told me that they are safe and will be back in Delhi tomorrow," she said in a tweet.
Pakistan had on Saturday conveyed to India that the two missing clerics had been "traced" and that they had reached Karachi. Syed Asif Nizami, the head priest (Sajjadanashin) of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, and his nephew Nazim Nizami -- had gone to Pakistan on March 8 and were to return to India on March 20.
The main purpose of the visit of 80-year-old Asif to Pakistan was to see his sister in Karachi.Yesterday, Swaraj had spoken to Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, regarding the case.
According to Pakistani media reports, both clerics had been in "interior Sindh ("Deep State" safe house !) where there was no communication network" and thus could not tell their relatives about their whereabouts.Earlier, Pakistani sources had said the two clerics were in the custody of Pakistan's intelligence agency+ over their alleged links with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).The clerics were offloaded from Karachi-bound Shaheen Airlines on March 14 at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, the sources claimed.
JUDGES run amok, politicians moralising, the state crusading. It’s like they all had an epiphany — at the same time, on the same issue.What’s happening?With so many different strands, some random, several opportunistic, and the mixing of the old with the new, a coherent tale is hard to find.
But zoom out a bit and it’s there all right.Religion under threat is as old as, well, religion. More interesting are the attacks on the alleged transmitter of the latest alleged mischief: the world of online.
There is no evidence, none that has been publicly offered or credibly advanced in private, that there has been a surge in counter-religious narratives online. Attacks against Pakistan and Islam- in the name of free speech- will not be tolerated !!!
The need for control quickly became apparent. As is now well known, the fear of being infected by an Indian perspective and the realisation of the nationalist potential of private media triggered a revolution.That private-media revolution was messy at first, but control was eventually mastered.The same impetus to control is again evident, but it sits at the confluence of different factors. The most basic difference being how the internet works. It will take time, but the Paki internet will be "tamed" with the help of the Chini blothers and their technology !
The surveillance state has grown. It is only whispered about and part of it is the usual faddishness and corruption-related possibilities that expensive technologies attract.Its roots may even lie in the fight against militancy and the intelligence cooperation that Pakistan has engaged in with Western countries.Whatever the reasons, the infrastructure of surveillance is rumoured to have grown significantly, on both the civ and mil sides of the state.
But then politicians got on the internet bandwagon and turned social media into a battleground. Online went from something some people were doing to something everyone was talking about.And that’s never a good place for freedom to find itself here.Thrilled, scared, flummoxed, aghast — if the mainstream political stuff can leave both participant and observer reeling, you can guess the impact that the farther reaches of the internet could have on the puritanical voyeur.The political mainstreaming of social media and the like has helped make it a target for a certain, cleansing sort.And then there’s the possibility that few will admit.There may still be no real NAP implementation and no narrative against extremism, but there has been a shift.From Zarb-i-Azb to the justification for military courts to the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri and an incipient willingness among the powerful to push back against blasphemy allegations, the slightest of shifts can be discerned.
The misuse of religion for political and terroristic ends can now, in the softest, most incipient of ways, be called out.
That change — necessary to some and embraced by the many — will have been interpreted differently by the opposite camp.Flip it around. You happen to be someone from the previous consensus — that militants are misguided, but ultimately men of faith who can be shown the right path with patience and through dialogue.From that reverse perspective, suddenly, it is religion itself that is under attack in the guise of a war against terrorism.From that perspective, there is a need to reassert the perceived foundations of the state. From that perspective, there is a need to find easy targets.There’s few easier than the world of online. When the "Chinese system" of state control of media and internet is fully implemented in Pakistan ( when internet and satellite is linked with the Chinese orbit ) the writer may find himself out of a job and his Paper may not be able to publish without risking its operations !!!
The success of the match was a rare bit of good news for Pakistan’s cricket industry, which has lost millions of dollars in revenue since militants attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team to the same stadium in Lahore eight years ago. The straw that broke the camel's neck
The PSL has a market value of up to $300 million, said Arif Habib, a business tycoon and PSL director. ( Lahori logic and Sialkoti statistics - pulled out of a hat ) That could increase as much as five-fold if more matches were played at home, he said. That compares with London-based Brand Finance’s $3.5 billion valuation of the Indian Premier League. It would also be a positive signal to investors looking at the country’s security climate. The relentless quest for an equal equal
“Major security concerns mean that international fixtures remain a long way off,” said Finn Dowley, an analyst at Brand Finance. However, “the economic potential attached to international and franchise cricket within the country is huge.” Blowing hot and cold at the same time
HYDERABAD: A female student studying MBBS in a Hyderabad medical university has gone missing under mysterious circumstances, police said.
According to SSP Hyderabad Irfan Al Baloch, police have launched an investigation into the sudden disappearance of girl named Noreen.Mr Baloch said the girl boarded a Lahore-bound bus last month before losing contacts with her family and friends.
“Initial investigations show that the girl had extremist views and her inclination was clearly towards extremist organizations,” the SSP told SAMAA.The SSP revealed that many of her Facebook accounts had been suspended due to her extremist views.In a latest text message to her family, the MBBS student said she was safe and sound in the land of caliphate.
"Brother I am Noreen. I hope you will be fine. By the Grace of God, I am alright and happy. I have sent this message to tell you that I have migrated to the land of caliphate. I pray to Gold that you will also migrate to the land one day," she wrote.The girl has urged her family to stop worrying about her. – SAMAA Just wondering if she has been assigned "kitchen or bedroom duties" for ISIS warriors before being "broken" and ultimately auctioned of at the local ISIS "slave market"
Falijee wrote:In the wake of the successful PSL final , there is good news ...
Back from exile, Pakistan’s cricket push lures advertisers
Pakistanis should ponder on this Aristotle remark : One swallow does not a summer makeThe success of the match was a rare bit of good news for Pakistan’s cricket industry, which has lost millions of dollars in revenue since militants attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team to the same stadium in Lahore eight years ago. The straw that broke the camel's neckThe PSL has a market value of up to $300 million, said Arif Habib, a business tycoon and PSL director. ( Lahori logic and Sialkoti statistics - pulled out of a hat ) That could increase as much as five-fold if more matches were played at home, he said. That compares with London-based Brand Finance’s $3.5 billion valuation of the Indian Premier League. It would also be a positive signal to investors looking at the country’s security climate. The relentless quest for an equal equal“Major security concerns mean that international fixtures remain a long way off,” said Finn Dowley, an analyst at Brand Finance. However, “the economic potential attached to international and franchise cricket within the country is huge.” Blowing hot and cold at the same time
The Centre's amendment to the Enemy Property Act, 1968, has no bearing on the landmark Jinnah House, a prime property at Mumbai's Malabar Hill.
The reason: The house that Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan, built is an "evacuee property" and not an "enemy property'' under law.
In 2010, the Bombay high court had admitted a petition by Dina Wadia, Mohammed Ali Jinnah's daughter, to stake a claim to his palatial multi-million dollar bungalow as his "only daughter and sole heir".
The petition was filed three years earlier and is still pending final disposal before the high court. Dina then was almost 91 years old and residing in the US.
She moved the high court with her "controversial" demand. She challenged a 60-year-old notification of the Indian government that defined Jinnah House, spread over a 2.5-acre plot, as evacuee property and took its possession.
The government says Jinnah willed his house to his sister Fatima on May 30, 1939. But Dina and her lawyers have been denying the existence of any such valid will.
The dispute, though, turned into a three-way fight in 2008. The HC also admitted a petition filed by Jinnah's grand-nephew Mohammed Ebrahim and his son staking an independent claim to the House that Jinnah built.
Their counsel, Yusuf Muchala, said that under Muslim Law, they were the legal heirs of Fatima Jinnah and therefore entitled to the property.
Ministry of external affairs (MEA) said that the government acquired the bungalow built by Jinnah as evacuee property and as a result, all rights of the evacuee and others stood extinguished.
The MEA has said that once a property is acquired under Section 12 of the Displaced Persons (Compensation and Rehabilitations) Act of 1954, the evacuee's rights in the property are extinguished and the evacuee is, if anything, only entitled to compensation.
"The property vests absolutely with the Central government. There is no residuary right or right of reversion in favour of either the evacuee or the evacuee's heirs," it said in an affidavit in the high court in 2010. The House was sold, after acquisition, by the ministry of rehabilitation to the ministry of works and housing, for over Rs 8 lakh.
The proceeds form part of the compensation pool. The MEA said the heirs have no reversionary rights even on the proceeds. Under the Administration of Evacuee Property Act, 1950, an evacuee is a person who, on account of setting up of the Dominions of India and Pakistan or due to civil disturbances or fear of such disturbances, has left India by March 1, 1947.
KARACHI: Two prominent Indian clerics, who had gone missing a few days ago, arrived in Karachi after visiting some remote parts of Sindh, it emerged on Saturday.According to sources, Syed Asif Ali Nizami, the custodian of Delhi’s Nizamuddin Auliya shrine, and his nephew Nazim Ali Nizami, had travelled to the interior of Sindh to visit some acquaintances. ( where they were "caught" by Deep State and detained at a "safe house " )
The sources explained that the clerics might have lost contact with their worried relatives because there was no mobile phone coverage in the area they had visited. “They have returned to Karachi,” said a source.However, the Indian clerics — or their relatives — could not be contacted for comment in Karachi.
Earlier in the day, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted that she had spoken to Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz regarding the “missing” Indian nationals and he had promised her “all help in tracing” them.
On Friday, Sindh police chief A.D. Khowaja told reporters that the foreign security cell of the Special Branch had no record of the arrival of the Indian clerics. A top-ranking police official told Dawn on Saturday that police were clueless about the disappearance and return of the Indian clerics.
Weeks after former president Pervez Musharraf launched his career on mainstream media, a private TV channel announced that former president Asif Ali Zardari will also be appearing on a weekly show as a political analyst.According to a promotional video shared by Bol Network on twitter, the former president's show is called Pakistan Khappay with President Asif Ali Zardari and will be aired every Sunday at 9:30pm.
In the first episode of the show, aired on March 19...
"If the government does not have a foreign minister, then, I believe, there is no concern for Pakistan's position on the the global stage and the numerous challenges the country is facing," Zardari said.
During the episode, the former president also spoke on Pak-US relations and said that "if someone takes the responsibility to hold dialogue with [America]," the relations can be improved.So this high school dropout and corrupt millionare has become a "political pundit" to stay in the public limelight :D
When questioned about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Zardari said that Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf has not been able to understand the project, adding that "it is not a project of building roads". Relations between the two still sour :
THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE > SPORTS Javed Afridi hoping Darren Sammy converts to Islam
Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi has asked his team’s fans to pray that franchise captain Darren Sammy converts to Islam as the two-time World T20 winner is studying the religion.
In a video circulating on social media, Javed can be seen telling news channels that it is a big achievement for him to get Sammy to read about Islam.
“I pray that he accepts Islam as his religion,” said Javed in the video. “He has complete knowledge and the way he is reading about Islam, I think it’s a biggest achievement. For me, for my whole team, it is a big thing.”
Pakistan for Kurds, especially Irani Kurds, means toilet (ghusl khana), a place where they clean themselves and become 'Pak'
Used in Two diffrent contexts in Sindhi.
1. One meaning of Khappy in sindhi language is "NEED OF SOMETHING".
2. The second meaniing of Khappy in sindhi language is "TO SELL SOMETHING"
In Punjabi, it can be used as:
Pakistan Khappay (Pakistan should go mad, like a punjabi mother saying to her husband : main tey khup gai aan)
Pakistan Khappay (Pakistan should go chaotic, like a punjabi father entering his home says to his children: kya khup daali hui hai, or ki khup pai aey)
Upon sunroof levering of Benazir Bhutto there was extreme anger in Sind, and Sindi's were chanting 'Pakistan Na Khappay" (We don't need Pakistan) at BB's funeral.It was in response to that Zardari said three times "Pakistan Khappay, Pakistan Khappay, Pakistan Khappay" (We Want Pakistan, We Want Pakistan, We Want Pakistan).
Hoda met Sheik once in Malaysia, multiple times in Dubai and on two occasions in Pakistan. Sheikh had promised him huge money. Hoda has told interrogators that he was not sure whether Sheikh was working for the ISI.
While Hoda admitted to know about the conspiracy to plant explosives at Ghorasan and another one at Nakardehi in Bihar (a low intensity explosion which did not inflict any damage), he has told an NIA team that he was unaware of any such plan to target railway tracks near Kanpur on November 20, 2016 where more than 140 people were killed in a train derailment and at Kuneru in Andhra Pradesh where 40 people were killed in another derailment in January this year.
One of the three accused arrested by the Bihar police in January had said that they had planted the bomb at Ghorasan at ISI’s instance and also at Kanpur, prompting the Home Ministry to transfer the probe to NIA, after Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu shot off a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh alleging sabotage in at least six train accidents.
The hearing on the petition filed by Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and four others challenging their house arrest under the anti-terrorism act was adjourned on Monday after a government lawyer requested for more time to prepare for the case.
“We could not get time to prepare the case as we were informed about today’s hearing in the nick of the time,” the government lawyer told a two-member Lahore High Court Bench headed by Justice Syed Kazim Raza Shamsi.
Accepting his request, the court adjourned the hearing till Tuesday.
Mumbai attack mastermind Mr. Saeed, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid, Qazi Kashif Hussain and Abdullah Ubaid have filed the petition in the Lahore High Court and challenged their detention through senior advocate A.K. Dogar.
The government on January 30, 2017, had put Mr. Saeed and the four leaders of JuD and Falah-e-Insaniat (FIF) under house arrest in Lahore under the country’s anti-terrorism act.
In their petition, Mr. Saeed and the four others had said the government in light of interior ministry’s order detained them for a period of 90 days, with effect from January 30, in exercise of powers under the Anti Terrorism Act.
They requested the court to declare the government order mala fide, without jurisdiction and one that voids the fundamental right to their life and liberty.
The names of Mr. Saeed and 37 other JuD and FIF leaders had earlier also been placed on the Exit Control List, barring them from leaving the country.
Mr. Saeed was also put under house arrest after the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008, but he was freed by a court in 2009.
Mr. Saeed also carries a reward of $10 million announced by the U.S. for his role in terror activities.
A militant wanted for involvement in attacks on GHQ and Sri Lankan cricket team was killed in a US drone strike in Barmal District of Paktika province in Afghanistan, sources said on Monday.
Last week, US President Donald Trump gave the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants.
Falijee wrote:Paki "Dirty Work" Outsourced To USA. ?
US drone strike kills militant behind attack on Sri Lankan cricket team
The Express Tribune > PakistanA militant wanted for involvement in attacks on GHQ and Sri Lankan cricket team was killed in a US drone strike in Barmal District of Paktika province in Afghanistan, sources said on Monday.Last week, US President Donald Trump gave the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants.
The Pakistani security officials who detained the two senior clerics from Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah focussed on only one issue during their questioning – who were the Barelvi leaders they had met and what had they discussed.
The clerics – Asif Nizami, 82, and Nazim Ali Nizami, 66, members of the extended family of the ‘sajjada nashin’ (hereditary administrator) of the shrine – returned to India on Monday after being untraceable for almost three days.
Since their return, the clerics have acknowledged they were held and questioned but they did not publicly say what they were quizzed about. They also rejected the theory that they had gone to the interior of Sindh province, pointing out their Pakistani visas did not permit them to visit that area.
A person who interacted with the clerics soon after their release said on condition of anonymity that Pakistani security officials had repeatedly asked the two men about the Barelvi leaders they had met and whether they had conveyed any message to the Barelvis from Indian authorities.
The clerics insisted that the sole purpose of their visit to Pakistan was to pray at several Sufi shrines, including the shrine of Baba Farid in Pakpattan, about 160 km from Lahore. The visit to Pakpattan apparently put the Pakistani intelligence agencies on the trail of the clerics.
The questioning by the Pakistani officials also appeared to suggest that the clerics had been directed by Indian authorities to establish contacts with the Pakistani Barelvi leaders. This was rejected by the clerics, the person who interacted with them said.
There were also hints in Pakistani Urdu newspapers, including one known for its close ties with the Pakistani intelligence, that the Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah in Delhi had been infiltrated by Indian spy agencies.
But once the pressure from the Indian government mounted – including a call that external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj made to Pakistan’s foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz, who was in London – the clerics were freed by the Pakistani intelligence, at least two sources familiar with the matter said.
Pakistan’s Barelvis are generally perceived as moderate but several recent developments have resulted in security agencies keeping a closer watch on the community.
Though the Barelvis are Sunnis with strong connections to Sufi shrines in India and Pakistan, some Barelvi leaders were at the forefront of protests in Islamabad last year against the execution of Mumtaz Qadri, the policeman who assassinated Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.
Though Qadri was reviled by Pakistani liberals, his funeral drew more than 100,000 people – an indication of the support for the assassin among more radical elements in the Barelvi community. The Sunni Tehrik’s links to the protests for Qadri also worried Pakistan’s security agencies.
The influential Dawn newspaper referred to the pro-Qadri protests as an indication of the “resurgence of religio-political parties belonging to the Barelvi sect”. There is also friction between the Barelvis and Deobandis, whose mosques and madrassas have benefited from the financial largesse of Saudi Arabia.
Lilo wrote:It seems Iranian Kurds have always been using the word Pakistan in its correct sense.Pakistan for Kurds, especially Irani Kurds, means toilet (ghusl khana), a place where they clean themselves and become 'Pak'
Rishi Verma wrote:Bakis are Happier than Indians
Because Bakis found out that Indians are building an aircraft carrier 1000km under Bangalore, Kerala
Syed Asif Ali Nizami, one of the two Sufi clerics who went missing in Pakistan last week, rejected media reports that he and his nephew had been detained by Pakistani authorities on spying charges
..the cleric narrated a curious tale of being blindfolded and taken to an unknown location, where he was greeted with a degree of hospitality.
I was taken to a place quite far from Karachi, with my face covered. I was offered food, they prepared tea and biscuits for me
He also denied being mistreated by the Pakistani authorities, insisting that "no force or coercion was used" against them.
We were not troubled, and were kept in VIP rooms
The reports that we could not be contacted because of network issues is totally false,
The two clerics thanked the governments of India and Pakistan for their safe return
the clerics expressed their desire to visit the country again.
I will definitely go to Pakistan again, bearing a message for peace and love
The duo went missing from Lahore airport
ISLAMABAD: Chinese military forces have raised slogans of “Jeeway Pakistan” (long live Pakistan) on Monday during a 23rd March, Pakistan Day, parade rehearsal at Shakarparian Parade Ground in Islamabad.The military contingent for parade includes troops from Chinese Air Force, Navy and Army.
In the video, the Chinese military personnel led by three men from each of their forces holding Chinese flag. The troops can be seen parading and rhyming “Jeeway Pakistan” national song in loud voice while thumping their feet on ground.
First two rows incorporate three men each, followed by two full rows of Army men, two full rows of Navy men and two full rows of Air Force men.This should be noted that China is Pakistan’s time-tested friend. It has initiated a project worth more than 56 billion dollars known as China Pakistan Economic Corridor which will provide China access to Gawadar Port and promises to bring prosperity in Pakistan.
Military contingents of Saudi Arabia and Turkey (brotherly Ummah Afghanistan and Iran not participating ?) will also participate in the ceremonies of Pakistan Day.Preparations for 23rd March Parade are in full swing at Shakarparian parade ground Islamabad, said Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major Gen Asif Ghafoor.“Special feature of the parade this year will be participation of Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) China’s Tri Services and Saudi Special Force’s contingents and Turkish Jannisary Military band (Mehteran).“Amongst other dignitaries, Chief of South African National Defence Force, General Solly Zacharia SHOKE will also witness the parade,” he said in a statement.
anupmisra wrote:This cleric story gets better and better.
The Lyin' Soofi
This case gets more and more curious by the hour.
I was taken away from Karachi with my face coveredSyed Asif Ali Nizami, one of the two Sufi clerics who went missing in Pakistan last week, rejected media reports that he and his nephew had been detained by Pakistani authorities on spying charges..the cleric narrated a curious tale of being blindfolded and taken to an unknown location, where he was greeted with a degree of hospitality.I was taken to a place quite far from Karachi, with my face covered. I was offered food, they prepared tea and biscuits for meHe also denied being mistreated by the Pakistani authorities, insisting that "no force or coercion was used" against them.We were not troubled, and were kept in VIP roomsThe reports that we could not be contacted because of network issues is totally false,The two clerics thanked the governments of India and Pakistan for their safe returnthe clerics expressed their desire to visit the country again.I will definitely go to Pakistan again, bearing a message for peace and loveThe duo went missing from Lahore airport
So, a senile, octogenarian is blind-folded, taken away from L'whore airport to an unknown location near/in k'rachi, housed in a VIP room, given chai-biskoot and asked about his dargah matters. Boy, do I have a bridge to sell you.
1. Blindfolded in lawhore and taken to k'rachi...by what? a plane, train or an automobile? How did he know he was not taken to the rural parts if he was blind folded?
2. Cellphone did not work in l'whore or k'rachi or anywhere in between?
3. While the face was covered, he was treated to chai and biskoot
4. Bakis did not mistreat him...no sireee bob!
5. All the baki "authorities" did was to ask him questions on his dargah which they could have asked him in l'whore hawaii adda
6. As that unibrow idiot baki kirketeer said after learning about his new born, "thankj to the boyj", this cleric thanks al bakistan and its agencies for his "release"
7. After all this, he wants to go back to the land of his masters...er kidnappers. I believe this was a simple meeting between a handler or a bagman and his asset. It got out of hand when the cleric's families raised a stink of him being incommunicado.
Some is definitely black in the lentils.Next time an ingrate soofi goes missing in bakistan, let him rot.
Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday told the Senate that there was no terrorists' network in Pakistan as all such banned outfits had been eliminated after the Operation Zarb-e-Azb and now Operation Raddul Fasaad
...he made a distinction between the banned terrorist outfits and the proscribed sectarian organisations in Pakistan
Ch Nisar made it clear that neither terrorist organisations nor sectarian outfits were allowed to operate in Pakistan
He said during the intelligence based operations, thousands of facilitators, financiers and helpers of the terrorists had been arrested across Pakistan
anupmisra wrote:This cleric story gets better and better.
Some is definitely black in the lentils.
SSridhar wrote:anupmisra wrote:This cleric story gets better and better.
Some is definitely black in the lentils.
Definitely. Too many inconsistencies here.
He says he had visa only for Karachi and so didn't want to venture into interior Sind, but still went to Lahore to visit Data Ganj Durbar! Also, for four days, the two survived only on tea & biscuits? Reports speak of at least one of them being a frequent visitor to Pakistan.
abhijitm wrote:Even MEA smelled the fish hence toned down language by MEA on missing clerics.
VikasRaina wrote:So what can India do if Pakis declare GB as 5th Province besides making threatening noise.
Never officially recognize it and continue calling it part of India.