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Denialistan: DAWN’s romance with jihadis exposed – by Nasima Zehra Awan

Nasima Zehra Awan laments the media romances with sectarian Islamists while the country drowns

The August 21st editorial by DAWN is a good example of what is wrong with the media in Pakistan. “Hardliners and Flood Relief” is precisely the kind of vacillating apologia for extremists that is the bane of the local media.A media that has anointed itself as “Independent” for hounding out elected politicians at the behest of a powerful establishment, has failed in informing the public about the various Islamist militant groups and their agendas. In this regard, it is baffling that DAWN’s editorial prefers to maintain an Ostrich-like approach to the exponentially growing existential threat from these sectarian bigots.

President Zardari is absolutely correct in pointing out this threat. The exclusive bashing of elected PPP leaders is the national sport in our elite drawing rooms and reflects our impotent rage that can never be directed at the actual source of our problems but at those who cannot strike back. It is therefore sad that DAWN follows suit and completely disregards the warning of Pakistan’s elected president and chooses to maintain the establishment-led status quo in protecting its Jihadi assets.

In covering the hundreds of targeted killings of minority sects and religious groups like the Ahmadis, Shias and Christians, DAWN studiously maintains a policy of obfuscating the issue via the use of euphemisms. In doing so, it dishonestly creates a false symmetry between the victims (Ahmadis, Shias and Christians) and their killers, the vast nexus of sectarian Salafist Jihadi groups like Sipah Sahaba, its militant wing, Lashkar Jhangvi, Lashkar Tayabba, Jaish Mohammad and Harkat ul Mujahideen amongst a host of other related subsidiaries. For a newspaper that allies itself with Jinnah, the irony that the country’s Shiite Muslim founder would have been a fair game for these sectarian groups is completely lost on DAWN!

Since the beginning of the flood crisis, Pakistan’s media has preferred to lynch the elected government as opposed to galvanizing the public and the International community towards relief efforts. In trying to divert attention away from banned groups who are using the tragedy of these floods to increase their hold on Pakistan, DAWN has allied itself with the same reactionary and bigoted class that prefers an authoritarian future for Pakistan under an increasingly monolithic and supremacist identity that abhors a pluralist ethos. In both the 2005 Earthquake tragedy and in the current devastation caused by the floods, these sectarian-Jihadi groups have been facilitated and financed at the expense of the State to carry out relief efforts. While the Government has been consistently blocked, distanced, misrepresented and denied, the armed forces, which are constitutionally under the direction of the Government and who are funded by the public are lauded for doing what is their duty and what is customary in any part of the world. Similarly, the sight of banned sectarian groups who are being funded by the Punjab Government, openly discriminating in their relief efforts on the basis of sect (refer to the case of hundreds of Ahmadis being denied relief by Jamaat Dawa/LeT) is being glossed over and mostly ignored by DAWN and other similar corporate media outlets.

The reason that the International community is skeptical about giving aid to Pakistan is not because of Transparency International’s statistics that have remained largely the same since the last 4 years. Its because of the clear divide between a helpless and hounded elected Government that prefers to engage with the world and a  jingoist establishment that wants to berate the Government for accepting foreign aid on a warped basis of honour(ghairat). The International community is skeptical because this aid is then siphoned off for buying more weaponary and toys for the Jihadi monsters who attack NATO troops in neighbouring Afghanistan when they are not too busy killing thousands of Pakistanis back home. The International community is skeptical about aid and relief efforts to Pakistan because it does not want its money to go to Jihadis and its own volunteers to be the targets of these Jihadis while they are in Pakistan.

The public credibility with the Government can be addressed in the next elections. However, how does one deal with the obvious lack of credibility of the media? In a drowning country, how does one deal with a media whose bias for Islamist militias has graduated from a blossoming romance to a full scale marriage. How does one make sense of how DAWN concludes its editorial:

“Also, the concept of charity is a major motivational factor with all religious organisations, not just Islamic ones. So the hardliners’ response to the floods is more likely to be guided by a sense of religious obligation than an opportunity to win more recruits.”

Really, charity!! Where is this charitable spirit and this religious obligation when the same sectarian militias are killing thousands of Pakistanis all over the land. How can one call this charity when the resources used by these Jihadi groups are the very same resources that have been diverted to them from the State and their local and foreign patrons. Where is this charitable spirit when relief is provided and denied on the basis of sect! In Sindh, Hindu families have publicly taken the responsibility to feed their Muslim countrymen. Non-Muslim countries are finally donating hundreds of millions to the PPP lead Government due to the efforts of the much maligned President and Prime Minister, even as two bit TV anchors like Talat Hussain can get away with their brazen lies to the BBC that the couple of hundred thousand dollars collected by him and Kashif Abbasi exceeds the entire collection of the Government! Yet, editorials like this one in DAWN and those shouting matches on GEO have only one agenda; malign the Government and glorify the Jihadis. If the latter is not possible, at least diminish their malevolence even if its means that facts on the ground have to be distorted. If these are the standards of the country’s premier English daily, one shudders to think what scurrilous rags that are openly beholden to the Jamaat Islami are publishing.

History will not forgive the negative role played by the Pakistani media at this crucial juncture. While the country is being ravaged by floods, the media spent more time cheering the shoe thrown at the President by a Hizb ul Tahrir activist; a shoe thrown in protest against the nascent democratic set up in Pakistan and in the hope of establishing a totalitarian caliphate. While floods ravage a third of the total area of Pakistan and have rendered 20 million people homeless, our media, including DAWN, has thrown its lot in with the establishment and its political game of lynching the elected political class, especially those from the PPP and ANP. Nero fiddled while Rome burnt and our media romances sectarian Islamist brutes while the country drowns.

Wait for the next editorials – “Al-Qaeda is a global charity movement” and “Taliban are a group of rescuers”!!

Comments on the posts from PTH:

Ms. Awan:

I read Dawn’s editorial and I did not find it sympathetic to Jihadist cause. The editorial is merely pointing out the deficiencies of the state apparatus, and mentioning that hard-line parties will most probably not be able to use the opportunity as a marketing bonanza for their cause. There is nothing controversial in this opinion by Dawn.

What however also needs to be realized is that there is tremendous misery out there. And someone has to go out and feed the hungry, give medicine to the sick and provide shelters to the dispossessed. We can sit comfortably on the sofas and do our donations, but can we condemn the religious organizations for providing relief for the poor? I have no sympathy for LeT and JMs of this world. Their view of the world will preclude them from helping the minorities in this hour of need. They will remain retrogressive and parochial in their view of the world, and I will have all the contempt for them for what they stand for.

But I would observe their actions as something that is at the end of the day, helping the ones passing through cataclysms in their life. At some point, the action of helping the poor needs to be put in the context that it is a necessary one in the imperfect world where the government has been slow is providing full relief. Maybe it is out of government power to do that, but the relief efforts then get supplanted by the religious organizations of all colours.

I cannot sit back and in my conviction of my secular ideals say that the religious right wing has no right to help the poor. If they are helping the needy ones, that’s a commendable job. If they are trying to recruit people to their Jihadist cause, this is an unfortunate part of the whole scheme. A hungry stomach with no certainty of food is likely not going to listen to the secularism speeches for too long. But if this flood enforces one point, it is that the best the mainstream parties can do from now on is to invest in the institutions that develop a prosperous and stable society. With the population set to explode three fold in the next forty years, what are we going to do with another natural disaster that will affect three times the population?

On a similar note, regarding banning the Moudoudi’s books, I am not convinced that banning them is a good idea. We cannot fight intolerance with intolerance. An open discussion of his books and dissection of his barbaric and medieval ideas is only possible when his books are available to be read. I think Pakistani society is moving in the direction o fmore open critique of the previously sacred cows e.g. Sayeed Qutub and Moudoudi’s destructive ideologies. We ought to let this process continue and not give these folks any more support by forcing their writings underground.


I simply cannot bring myself to agree with the intellectual dishonesty that is being dished out by the media and in that regard, I have many problems with DAWN’s editorial.

DAWN, like most of the local media, has done a horribly poor job of analyzing the workings of Jihadi groups. How can they be so obtuse to the fact that any organization that is using the flood for its PR efforts will not meet with success in drawing more recruits. Your own response proves that these relief efforts will get these Jihadi groups positive PR. You mention that the Jihadi groups get to these places before the government and other relief agencies do. Ever wondered why?

This is because of a deliberate strategy by the security establishment to have Jihadi presence in every nook and corner of the country In the urban areas, this is achieved by building or taking over mosques in an organized manner where no area or sector is spared. It is really quite cellular and organized. The real training centers are kept in rural areas that are cut off. In the 2005 Earthquake tragedy, these Jihadi groups were the first to reach not because they were more efficient but because they were already present there.

During this time, I was informed that Ahmadi and Shia volunteers and doctors were told to stay away from many areas in Balakot; the militants doing “charity” there would not take too kindly to their presence in those areas. If they needed to work there, their sectarian identities were not be revealed at any costs.

Furthermore, these Jihadi groups have access to the kinds of resources that even the government can dream off. They control nearly 95% of all the mosques and madrasses in Pakistan, have access to billions of dollars that comes not just via the Gulf and via the sales of heroin and timber (another significant reason for these floods) but also via the State Zakat collections and even in the form of subsidies by the Punjab government. If they are ever caught after a killing spree of professionals belonging to minority sects, the ISI is there to bail them out. If their case ever gets to trial, our “Independent Judiciary” ensures that any and all evidence against them is deemed insufficient. Shouldn’t the media be covering all this with far more vigour than currently shown. Also, if these groups are banned, how is it that they and the army are the only ones who are allowed into most areas while government agencies and many NGOs are kept at a distance? How is it that the army and these Banned Jihadi groups are working side by side and taking credit for providing relief and why is our jingoist media buying this line!
The media, and in this case DAWN, is actually forgoing its responsibility to question how Jihadi groups are being given more and more space by the establishment. This is done not only to give them positive PR on the watery graves of the flood victims but also to choke the government. It is to convince the public that the political class is the only class that is to maligned while the establishment and all auxiliaries cannot be touched.
It is truly a sad day when we abdicate our responsibility and do not protest when the flood is being used as a photo opportunity by the Jihadis and their mentors to forward their agendas. The Cuban doctors of 2005 did not try and convert the Earthquake survivors to Communism. The Jihadis are not only doing some token relief work, for which they have been amply funded at our combined expense, they are also denying Ahmadis and other minorities this relief based on their warped beliefs. The battle lines in Pakistan are clearly drawn and some of us will oppose these murderers at every opportunity. Silence is not an option.

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    maryam khan says

    As a legal academic, I have come across and groaned over many examples of bad journalism. Much as I often rely on Dawn for balanced, serious reporting, I have to say that I am absolutely appalled at this particular editorial. Not only is it completely self-contradictory and out of its depth, it is highly irresponsible – coming as it does at a time of pivotal importance and crisis in the country. The editorial doesn’t have a single leg to stand on – whether it is argumentative nuancing, factual understanding, or critical evaluation. I’m truly surprised by comments here that have elevated the article to the level of some elegantly balanced piece of writing. It resembles more a “nugget” out of some obscure Urdu newspaper than a seriously researched and partial example of journalism. (If I may add a footnote here, please let us not confuse “seriously researched” with impassive – Ms. Awan is well within her rights as a journalism to express her perturbation and impassioned voice against the disastrous editorial).

    “To suggest that the hardliners’ efforts will result in a recruiting bonanza for the militant groups is far-fetched.” The evidence that we do have available suggests exactly that. If Dawn wishes to refute this claim, it will have to bring on the table something more credible than simply its reputation, which should certainly receive a slap after this editorial.

    “While the religious groups’ relief work might earn them better PR and even give them the edge in the battle for hearts and minds, there is little evidence that it will swell their ranks with fresh jihadi recruits or give them greater political mileage.” Fantastic example of self-contradiction! The author accepts that the religious groups are earning better “PR” (is this also part of their religious obligation??), and yet asserts in the same breath that the PR’s got nothing to do with political mileage. Brilliant research I must say – and highly convincing.

    “If anything, this is yet another reminder that the state needs to improve its response when dealing with disasters in particular and looking after the people’s welfare in general.” Wake up Dawn! There is a huge distinction between the “state” and the “government” in this country. The state comprises of the army, along with all its right-wingers and intelligence mongers. The state constantly tries to undermine the government of the day – except when it is an unelected, de facto, military government.

    “Also, the concept of charity is a major motivational factor with all religious organisations, not just Islamic ones. So the hardliners’ response to the floods is more likely to be guided by a sense of religious obligation than an opportunity to win more recruits.” I’m wondering why all those who seem to be fumbling over each other to support the editorial haven’t bothered to take issue with this most controversial and unbelievable concluding and highly “balanced” comment in the editorial.

    Shame on you Dawn for thinking that this was publishable material.

  • AA khalid says


    If militant outfits are providing charity and welfare, and because they are helping people from these floods then how can you expect the people receiving this aid from these outfits not to have some gratitude for these outfits? PR is different from political recruitment, the act of changing one’s political beliefs revolves around much more than simply welfare. That is a crucial distinction. PR alone cannot convert a person from one set of personal convictions to another set of personal convictions.

    The fact of the matter is that the broken polity of this nation is what has allowed these outfits to flourish. As Edwards writes in his critically acclaimed work, ”Islamic Fundamentalism Since 1945”:

    ”The inadequacies of the modern state structure in many Muslim countries have been exposed by contemporary Islamism in relation to the citizenry and their national-based demands and concerns” (pg 137)

    That is the phenomenon that the Dawn Editorial was explaining above, it was merely describing this process which has been documented in studies concerning such movements.

    Furthermore, in studies concerning Islamist movements, it has been noted that charity is indeed seen as a religious obligation. That is just a fact, not a value judgement, its not saying you endorse these outfits and their activities but that this what their beliefs are.

    Recruitment is a battle of ideas, when you convert a person from one set of ideas into another, that requires genuine conviction ,that requires genuine belief, it cannot simply be done with money and funds. To suggest that providing charity will suddenly mean that there will be hordes of people willing to join militant outfits is ridiculous.

    In times of personal tragedy, which one of the victims of the floods will be thinking about politics? People don’t care where the aid is coming from or what the agenda is behind it, they are oblivious to this because of their own overbearing sense of loss and intense tragedy. Hence how can recruitment take place?

    Indeed Edwards writes:

    ”Indeed, where states have failed or have been failing, where poverty grips society and brutal
    dictatorship has established a sense of fear, Islamists have offered aid, hope, charity and assistance.” (pg 118)

    The attraction of such outfits is not ideological but merely pragmatic to those who are afflicted and are face to face with unseen tragedy that we can only type about. When one is faced with personal tragedy, one will accept help wherever it comes from without thinking about politics. So I think the fact that one can recruit people in the midst of such utter personal desolation (not to do with political beliefs or political injustice, but desolation in terms of personal loss and tragedy such as losing loved ones) is ridiculous.

    The floods for those who are affected does not resonate with a sense of political injustice, but the immediate feeling is one of personal loss, personal tragedy. With such personal feelings of anguish and distress removed from politics how can recruitment take place? Recruitment takes place where there is a political grievance, not natural disaster, with the associative sense of immense personal loss.

    It is because the polity in Pakistan is utterly broken and medieval that militant and violent outfits are filling the vacuum, that was the core thesis of the Dawn Editorial and that I think has till now on this thread remained unchallenged.

  • Raza Rumi says

    Maryam: thanks for enriching the debate here. I fully agree about your point about evidence, responsibility and probity – essential canons of journalistic integrity.
    Whilst NZA has been a little too emotional in her post, she has highlighted how the most ‘balanced’ of newspapers is susceptible to whitewashing the issue of militants, their space and place in our ‘broken’ polity.
    AAK: what you are saying is another dimension of this malaise but we cannot pretend to close our eyes just because there is ‘charity’ and relief involved. Humanism is universal, indivisible and cannot be context specific. When the same groups kill people in the name of faith, sect or some other ‘political’ agenda, there is a similar ‘religious’ zeal – hence the danger of accepting this religious discourse as narrated by the DAWN editorial.

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    AA khalid says

    The principal misundertanding in those who oppose the Dawn editorial is quiet grave.

    It is a misunderstanding of the nature of the disaster, and the nature of brainwashing. The disaster in Pakistan is a natural one, removed from political machinations, it was a force of nature not a political one. Then how can the grievances be political for victims who have lost so much? The grievance in natural disasters is personal not political.

    Furthermore, recruitment happens only when there is a political grievance, and the only reasons why militant outfits can operate (not recruit but merely operate) is because of the failure of the national polity and State. Political grievance has been noted as one of the big factors for recruitment to militant outfits in many studies.

    Hence the assertion that there is a massive recruitment drive in Pakistan due to the floods is ridiculous.

    Yes what is happening is the spread of the network of such militant groups in terms of their opportunities. The floods have offered such groups a platform, but that doesn’t mean people will flock to their ideas simply because they now have space to operate in. That causal link cannot be made.

    If the point about militant groups recruiting stands, it will only stand in the context of post-disaster reconstruction. When the floods recede, the ruins left behind and people wonder why they had to suffer because of inept political adminstration then the danger of recruitment will arise, because then the grievance will move from a sense of personal loss to a political grievance.

    After the floods in the post-disaster reconstruction phase there will be an immense dissatisfaction with the State. This dissatisfaction coming from victims and people who have actually faced the floods, not media persons etc.

    That is indeed where the danger lies, and that danger will be realised not due to ideological reasons but due to the failure of the State and polity.
    AA khalid says


    ”what you are saying is another dimension of this malaise but we cannot pretend to close our eyes just because there is ‘charity’ and relief involved”

    of course, but the Dawn Editorial was describing not endorsing any militant outfit and that is the crucial distinction. It was a descriptive piece.

    Raza Raja says

    well I think miss zehra got carried away too much!!!
    Any ways the article does point out some good points about media in general though editorials criticism is some what unfair

  • maryam khan Says

    @ A A Khalid:

    “When one is faced with personal tragedy, one will accept help wherever it comes from without thinking about politics.”

    I think this is precisely why the “recruitment” will be all the more likely! Within the context of a mass disaster, what makes people most vulnerable is their sense of immediate loss or personal tragedy as you say. A more discerning person with political convictions in the foreground of her quotidian life will need more than a loaf of bread and a pail of rice to convert her ideologically. A person who is so harrowed by loss, by reason of her deprivation and desperation, can’t be presumed to exercise such discretion. In her mind, she isn’t being fed so she can be recruited; but my issue here is with the minds of those doing the recruiting. And please let’s face it: right-wing groups – or those you call “Islamist” – in this country have exposed their intentions on countless occasions. Kudos to those of them who have charity dragging like a tail behind their recruitment agendas that they can wag at their devastated and captive flood-hit audience. One would hope the more discerning public is better able to put the tail in its right place.

    Many scholars have written about Islamist movements. The one big problem I have with the theses of the likes that Edwards seems to be proposing is how unabashedly undifferentiated and simplistically universal they are. The pakistani taliban, Hezbollah or Hamas, for instance, are hugely different political phenomena with their own histories and political economies. Empirical evidence in the form of electoral support has only shown that Pakistanis, when given a real chance, will vote on the more left-secular side of the political spectrum. The problem in Pakistan today is not that state collapse has created the space for violent jihadi elements to operate as they please – rather, the problem is that the militarized state itself has created, perpetuated, and cultivated these elements. This is not a vacuum-type situation. It is in fact a state-coercion and brutality-type situation. People may or may not volunteer to join the ideological bandwagon; but coercion and duress, couched in terms of relief from desperation, will not leave people much of a choice.

    Please read the works of contemporary historians and their mapping of historiography. They will tell you time and again that seldom is ideology the paramount reason behind action – the semiotics versus materialism debate. All these supposedly ideological phenomena need to be looked at through considerations of power and political economy.

    Contemporary Islamism only has one lesson, if at all, to teach us: equity and justice. And frankly, no where in the world is the lesson being taught in the way it should. Contemporary Islam is deeply flawed and a complete failure as far as populist governance is concerned, at least in Pakistan.

    So coming to the core of your argument: that the Dawn editorial is merely a descriptive piece about the link between political vacuum and militancy, with little political agenda behind it. To be sure there is nothing analytical about the editorial. It is an opinion based on thin descriptive air. But it’s problematic at several fronts: (i) it is deeply confused – on one level it extols religious groups for their diligence in charity work, at another it lauds their marketing abilities, at quite another it suggests that they are pious ideologues who believe in religious “obligations” (presumably killing innocent people to make their point at selective moments is part of this), and finally at some other level it also abruptly asserts that all this good is being done because the state is dumb and dishonest. Bad journalism. I have a feeling you’re just reading what you believe into the editorial. (ii) if the editorial were merely descriptive, it wouldn’t attempt to malign Zardari’s statements, which are really hard to dismiss regardless of which mouth they’re coming from. Once again, bad journalism. You can’t have the cake and eat it too.

  • Lack of competent ,Awami ,honest secular political parties giving extremist chance to work

  • What baffles me the most is ostrich like approach of PPP and its supporters, not of their Opponents and their Critics.

    What makes it even more ironic is the fact that even though PPP is in power for over two and half years, it still trying to play the role of a victim. If there are problems in Pakistan then who is to blame? How long this façade of blaming others would continue by the PPP?

    Abject failure of their government is apparent to any independent person inside the country or internationally. How PPP can attribute their own shortcomings and failures in governance to others is another absurdity, sooner PPP realises it, better for the party and its members.

    Without showing any sympathy to those who had been or are still involve in killing of innocent people of Pakistan, they have to be condemned. But this condemnation should be balance; we should also condemn the killings by the Americans, either through the drone attacks, or Special Forces operations within Pakistan. Both of these acts are illegal under the international law. This is another double standard PPP has adopted over the years.

    Intentional involvement either directly in the killing of its innocent people or aiding and facilitating a foreign power to murder your own nationals is treason. Those who responsible for authorisation and aiding and abating the foreigners to kill innocent Pakistanis should be tried for treason.

    It is so alarming that NZA has played the minority card. As I said, killing of any human being is condemnable. But to suggest that minorities are targeted in Pakistan in overwhelming numbers by the militants is wrong. More Muslims have died from their hands then minorities. Therefore, the pain and suffering is the same for all Pakistanis, without pointing to the race or religion. After all PPP as a national government is responsible for the lives and security of all its citizens, regardless.

    Another bias NZA shown is to claim that PPP government is not trusted by the international community due to the security situation in Pakistan. How long this approach of self denial will continue? It is dishonest to suggest to any Pakistani that PPP is not a corrupt party, extremely corrupt if truth to be told. It is no secret either that many international donors and Governments do not trust Government of PPP and its office bearers. These allegations and pointing figures are always directed at the President first and foremost. It is not to say that the Prime Minister who act and look like a complete puppet is exempted from these charges. He had his fingers in the pie big time too. In short, it is no secret, PPP Government symbolise with “Ali Baba and 40 Thieves. President Zardari figured as Ali Baba. The current flood situation is a case in point. Failures of PPP government during the floods, at all levels are glaring examples. Even to suggest that the donors are reluctant because of the militants is an insult to the intelligence of the readers. Will the militants snatch the donation money from the Government? If the Government can not protect the displaced and hungry then why are they in the Government? They simply should step aside, before they are pushed aside. PPP and its supporters like it or not, that point is approaching rapidly. Quicker they get out of their habit of acting like ostriches better for them. Act before it is too late, give Pakistan and Pakistanis a break and travel back to your foreign destinations and live happily ever after in your foreign mansions. The loot you have already accumulated is that not enough for you? How long are you going to suck the blood out of the poor people of Pakistan? Shame on you PPP, you are a party of dishonest and unpatriotic people, leave Pakistan and Pakistanis alone.

  • Zardari is using west’s islamophobia in the same way as Musharraf did. Frighten them of the “extremist specter” & inflate your bank balances with the “funds”.
    “Show me the money or here come the taliban.” hoooooo…. scary!!!

  • PPP stop this self-pitying drama. Who has stopped your government or party from providing relief to flood victims? If some organization is winning peoples’ hearts, why don’t you do the same? Who has tied your hands? Why don’t you recruit people for your agendas?
    Oh, I forgot. You have been under attack from establishment & army & media & SC & right wing beasts sitting everywhere in Pakistan. Despite these hardships your PM managed to visit two fake camps set up for IDPs. Bravo! Buck up! & take your revenge, use your “warasti democracy” to take revenge!

  • “” is a misnomer for this website. It should be something like “”. Similar problem lies with PPP government. Isn’t there a single sane person left in the party to make the government realize what a BIG mess they have put the country in?

  • and hmmmm about DAWN.. isn’t it the same Dawn that patronizes PPP’s Marxist NFP & whose blogs/articles are regularly added to this website?

  • Wahabbis, Qadianis, Deobandis, Shias all are trouble for our peaceful land called Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

  • When dhakkans like zardari are busy on their vacations, you want every body to stop from helping the people who have lost every thing in this flood.

    Your reasong is absurd. You would like PPP to get all the PR and since the a$$hole was busy, you want the world to wait.

    No body should be stopped from helping the poor victims of the floods.

    Rehman Malik and his gang should be hanged for stopping other Pakistanis from doing the relief efforts.

    You do not want to build Pakistan, you want to support a$$holes like Zardari and Gilani.

    Shame on you!

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