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Zulfiqar Shah
Pakistan Muslim League minister's statement raises concern among civilians 28 August, 2013
Pakistan would also be using the drone technology against the uprisings within Pakistan after giving legal cover to the United States of America (USA) drone strikes in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan through signing an agreement with USA, said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) State Minister, Khuram Dastagir, as per the news published in Daily Ibrat Sindhi from Hyderabad.

Such statement by a ruling party’s State Minister in the Parliament session has raised severe concerns among civilians of the country, especially in Sindh and Balochistan regarding the intentions of the federation. It is still a question as to what kind of uprising PML-N is pointing towards, since FATA Taliban are being already appropriately attacked by the USA?


Let the PML-N clarify further because Pakistan has a history of attacking civilians in the villages of Sindh, as in 1980s using Pakistan Air force warplane serial bombing and recently attacking Balochistan villages through gunship helicopter as well.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said in his televised address a couple of weeks ago that he could not bury the dead bodies of kids that are the sons of the soil, hence offered an olive branch to Taliban in a bid resolving the so-called conflict with Taliban through negotiations. In such a situation, it seems that the government has soft corner for the religious terrorists, which most of the analyst believe, are proxy of the Pakistan establishment.

Questions arise that after negotiating with Taliban, and specifically with Punjabi Taliban, where the Government of Pakistan intends to use drone attacks within Pakistan, Sindh and Balochistan?

Sindh and Balochistan are still massively protesting against the brutal murder of more than a dozen unarmed political activists in the provinces by Pakistan's armed forces between August 13 -16, 2013 during the Islamabad visit of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. In one of the incident, a civilian’s house was attacked through bombshells in Turbat district of Balochistan on August 14, 2013, where a leader of Baloch nationalist party was killed.

According to a Karachi based daily, Awami Awaz, on August 25, 2013 a large number of Sindhi activists held a protest demonstration in Karachi to raise their concern for the possible use of chemical weapons as well as Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) by Pakistan on Sindh and Balochistan.

Amid such a worsening situation, this is an appropriate time for the international community, particularly United Nations, to intervene in Pakistan before it is too late!


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Zulfiqar Shah is a stateless activist, analyst, and researcher. Although he is a refugee, and living a life in exile, he is a born Sindhi and South Asian. Currently he lives in India.
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@Dr, Ahmed Makhdoom. The Holy Quran does not sanction the killing of those Muslims who are hypocrites and mischief makers but say that they will be the losers. The following verses from the Holy Quran are relevant: 2.8. And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: "We believe in Allah and the Last Day" while in fact they believe not. 2.9. They (think to) deceive Allah and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not! 2.10. In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allah has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies. 2.11. And when it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they say: "We are only peacemakers." 2.12. Verily! They are the ones who make mischief, but they perceive not. 2.13. And when it is said to them (hypocrites): "Believe as the people (followers of Muhammad Peace be upon him , Al-Ansarand Al-Muhajirun) have believed," they say: "Shall we believe as the fools have believed?" Verily, they are the fools, but they know not. 2.14. And when they meet those who believe, they say: "We believe," but when they are alone with their Shayatin (devils - polytheists, hypocrites, etc.), they say: "Truly, we are with you; verily, we were but mocking." 2.15. Allah mocks at them and gives them increase in their wrong-doings to wander blindly. 2.16. These are they who have purchased error for guidance, so their commerce was profitless. And they were not guided. 2.17. Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindled a fire; then, when it lighted all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in darkness. (So) they could not see. 2.18. They are deaf, dumb, and blind, so they return not (to the Right Path). 2.19. Or like a rainstorm from the sky, wherein is darkness, thunder, and lightning. They thrust their fingers in their ears to keep out the stunning thunderclap for fear of death. But Allah ever encompasses the disbelievers (i.e. Allah will gather them all together). 2.20. The lightning almost snatches away their sight, whenever it flashes for them, they walk therein, and when darkness covers them, they stand still. And if Allah willed, He could have taken away their hearing and their sight. Certainly, Allah has power over all things. 2.21. O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allah), Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2). 2.22. Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped). 2.23. And if you (Arab pagans, Jews, and Christians) are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down (i.e. the Qur'an) to Our slave (Muhammad Peace be upon him ), then produce a Surah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides Allah, if you are truthful. 2.24. But if you do it not, and you can never do it, then fear the Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the disbelievers. 2.25. And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds, that for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise). Every time they will be provided with a fruit therefrom, they will say: "This is what we were provided with before," and they will be given things in resemblance (i.e. in the same form but different in taste) and they shall have therein Azwajun Mutahharatun (purified mates or wives), (having no menses, stools, urine, etc.) and they will abide therein forever. 2.26. Verily, Allah is not ashamed to set forth a parable even of a mosquito or so much more when it is bigger (or less when it is smaller) than it. And as for those who believe, they know that it is the Truth from their Lord, but as for those who disbelieve, they say: "What did Allah intend by this parable?" By it He misleads many, and many He guides thereby. And He misleads thereby only those who are Al-Fasiqun (the rebellious, disobedient to Allah). 2.27. Those who break Allah's Covenant after ratifying it, and sever what Allah has ordered to be joined (as regards Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism, and to practise its legal laws on the earth and also as regards keeping good relations with kith and kin ), and do mischief on earth, it is they who are the losers.
Dr. Ahmed Makhdoom
“Barbarian Punjab Thy Days Are Numbered” By Dr. Ahmed H. Makhddom Pakistan is a terrorist 'n mindless, troublesome 'n senseless, truncated 'n heartless, godless 'n gutless, barbaric 'n brutal, savage 'n inhuman state! It is NOT a nation! It has never been one! It shall never ever be a nation! The lecherous Punjab dominates with arrogance and impunity! Punjabi Armed Forces kill, massacre, rape and occupy with haughtiness and cowardice! Punjabis dominate 'n dictate, rule 'n command, terrorize 'n, torment, torture 'n traumatize, enslave 'n enchain with barbaric arrogance ‘n impunity! Ancient ‘n civilised nations like Sindh and Balochistan CANNOT remain servile and in slavery and servitude under these barbarians of Pakistan. They have used their Armed Forces against the docile, simpleton and naive peace-loving and civilised Sindhi and Baloch Nations in the past. The Punjabi wild animals in uniform had massacred thousands of Sindhis and Balochs and continue to do so with savagery and barbarism......! And, these wild beasts of Pakistani Punjabistan will certainly use Drones in Sindh and Balochistan to maim and massacre innocents! Sindh and Balochistan MUST fight for Freedom from these barbarians if they aspire to remain a civilised, free, educated, peaceful, sacred, forward-looking and cultured Nations! نيٺ ته ڊهندي، ڪيسين رهندي ڌوڪي جي ديوار او يار؍ جهول جهلي جنهن وقت ڀٽائيءَ، ڪرندا ڪنڌ هزار او يار؍ سنڌڙيءَ تي سر ڪير نه ڏيندو، سهندو ڪير ميار او يار؍ (شيخ اياز) “Neithi ta Ddrahandee, keiseen rahandeee, dhokei jee deewaar, O yaara, Jhola jhalee janhi waqt Bhittai, kirandaa kandha hazaar, O yaar, Sindhrreeya tei siru keir na ddeendo, sahando keir mayaar, O yaar!” (Shaikh Ayaz) “Wall shall certainly fall, deception this wall, never it’ll stand at all! Oh Chum! Whence Bhittai pleads Good Lord, heads aplenty wrung by His Sword! Oh Friend! Merrily giveth life for Sindhrree ‘n stand tall, who’ll bear jeers ‘n taunts of all? Oh Comrade! (Shaikh Ayaz: Translated by Ahmed Makhdoom) Barbarian Punjab Thy Days Are Numbered! Savages of Pakistan Thy End is Nigh! Long Live Sindh! Long Live Balochistan! And, I am just a humble, simple, long-suffering Son of Jeejal Sindhurree, Ahmed Makhdoom
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