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LUBP lauds Pakistan army’s clear condemnation of Taliban terrorists and Jamaat-e-Islami

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Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP) team lauds Pakistan army on its clear condemnation of banned Deobandi terrorist outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and those fifth columnists within Pakistani media and society who are acting as helpers and apologists of Taliban terrorists, the enemies of Pakistan.

In a strong statement, Pakistan Army’s Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) condemned Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Chief Syed Munawar Hassan’s statement in which he had described slain Deobandi TTP terrorist Hakeemullah Mehsud as a Shaheed (martyr) and also said that Pakistan Army personnel killed while fighting “War on Terror” with TTP-ASWJ terrorists cannot be martyrs.

While we disagree with the appreciation of Maulana Maududi in ISPR’s statement because Maududi’s opposition to Pakistan movement and his role in spreading religious extremism and intolerance in Pakistani society cannot be ignored, we, however, encourage ISPR to translate its words into action and start urgent operation clean-up against those sections in Jamaat-e-Islami, Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ) etc who remain sympathetic to Taliban, Al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and other terrorist outfits. It may be recalled that Maududi was sentenced to death by military tribunal on charges of sedition in 1953.

ISPR should also take note of and take action against promotion of notorious TTP terrorist Hakeemullah Mehsud and other Takfiri clerics by certain fifth columnists in Pakistani media, politics and religio-political organizations.

In particular, the ISPR’s statement condemns Jamaat-e-Islami leader Munawar Hasan’s statement in which he had described the slain terrorist Hakeemullah Mehsud as a Shaheed (Martyr) while ridiculing and insulting sacrifices offered by thousands of Pakistan army men, policemen and civilians killed by TTP-ASWJ Takfeeri Deobandi terrorists.

Press Release
Rawalpindi – November 10, 2013:

A spokesman of ISPR strongly condemned the irresponsible and misleading remarks by Syed Munawar Hassan in a TV programme, declaring the dead terrorists as shaheeds while insulting the shahadat of thousands of innocent Pakistanis and soldiers of Pakistan’s armed forces. Syed Munawar Hassan has tried to invent a logic based on his political convenience. Strong condemnation of his views from an overwhelming majority leaves no doubt in any one’s mind that all of us are very clear on what the state of Pakistan is and who are its enemies.

Sacrifices of our shuhada and their families need no endorsement from Syed Munawar Hassan and such misguided and self-serving statements deserve no comments. However, coming from Ameer of the Jamat-e-Islami, a party founded by Maulana Maududi, who is respected and revered for his services to Islam is both painful and unfortunate.

The people of Pakistan, whose loved ones laid down their life while fighting the terrorist, and families of shuhada of armed forces demand an unconditional apology from Syed Munawar Hassan for hurting their feelings. It is also expected that Jamat-e-Islami should clearly state its party position on the subject.

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پاک فوج کے ترجمان نے دہشتگردوں کوشہیدقراردینے پر امیر جماعت اسلامی منورحسن کے بیان کی مذمت کی ہے ،آئی ایس پی آر کی جانب سے اتوار کی شام جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں ترجمان پاک فوج نے کہا کہ منورحسن کے بیان کی شدیدالفاظ میں مذمت کرتے ہیں۔دہشتگردوں کوشہیدقراردینا قابل مذمت ہے۔مسلح افواج کے ترجمان ادارے آئی ایس پی آر نے مزید کہا کہ منورحسن کے بیان سے فوجیوں میں تشویش پائی جاتی ہے ۔ترجمان نے کہا کہ دہشتگردکوشہید قراردیناہزاروں بے گناہ عوام اورفوجیوں کی شہادت کی توہین ہے۔شہیدفوجیوں کے بارے میں منور حسن کا بیان افسوسناک ہے۔امیر جماعت اسلامی نے سیاسی مفاد کیلیے نئی منطق ایجاد کی ہے۔عوام جانتے ہیں کہ ریاست کے وفا دار کون اور دشمن کون ہیں۔منور حسن کا بیان گمراہ کن ،توہین آمیز اورذاتی فائدے کے لیے ہے۔ترجمان نے کہا کہ مولانامودودی کی جماعت کے امیرکی جانب سے فوجیوں کیخلاف بیان بدقسمتی ہے۔اس قسم کے گمراہ کن اورمفادپرمبنی بیان قابل تبصرہ بھی نہیں ہوتے۔تاہم ترجمان نے کہا کہ جماعت اسلامی منورحسن کے بیان پراپنی پوزیشن کلیئر کرے۔دریں اثناء حالیہ سالوں میں وطن اور قوم کی خاطر اپنی جان نشاور کرنے والے شہداکے اہل خانہنے کہا ہے کہ ہمیں یا ہمارے شہیدوں کو منورحسن کی توثیق کی ضرورت نہیں،منور حسن قوم سے غیر مشروط معافی مانگیں

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  • Even Punjabi Army finds Munawar Hasan’s current rhetoric too much. How strange.

    Notice how ISPR still pleading with Munawar Hasan.

    • Punjabi Army? Lol. Do you even have idea about demographics of people serving in Pakistan Army? There have been several non Punjabi Chief of Army Staffs too (that is the highest and most powerful rank of Army). Pathans, Sindhis, Baluchis, Kashmiris, Christians and Sikhs are part of this Army. If you can’t tolerate this fact that there are more Punujabis in all the fields (including Army) than Sindhis, Baluchis, Pathans etc, then I am helpless unless Punjab cease to be the most populous province of Pakistan.

      • President Obama being black that must mean Blacks are doing awfully well in US? Minority even in leadership position is dependent upon majority’s will and pleasure.

        Typical Punjabi bigot+idiot combination you are.

      • Then why you blame Zia-ul-Haq, Yahya Khan and Musharraf for most of the wrongs in our country? According to your logic, they are pious like angels and should never be blamed because they were “used” as puppets by dominating Punjabis in Army. In 1971, President & COAS was Pathan, PM was Sindhi, General Niazi was Pathan and Sheikh Mujeeb was Bengali. Now who was responsible for 1971 tragedy? Please come out this nonsense of Punjabis/Sindhis/Pathans nd do not try to divide the nation. Good & bad people can originate from ANY background.

    • I just verified. Only one-third of the COAS have been Punjabi. Out of 12 Chief of Army Staffs, only 4 were Punjabi and you called it “Punjabi Army”? That’s shameful.

      Ayub Khan (Pathan)
      Muhammad Musa (Hazara)
      Yahya Khan (Pathan)
      Gul Hassan (Pathan)
      Tikka Khan (Punjabi)
      Zia-ul-Haq (Punjabi)
      Mirza Aslam Baig (Urdu-speaking)
      Asif Nawaz (Punjabi)
      Abdul Waheed Kakar (Baluchi Pathan)
      Khangir Karamat (Urdu-speaking)
      Pervez Musharraf (Urdu-speaking)
      Ashfaq Parvaiz Kiyani (Punjabi)

  • President Obama being black must mean Blacks are doing awfully well in US. Minority even in leadership position is dependent upon majority’s will and pleasure.

    Typical Punjabi bigot+idiot combination you are.

    • Then why you blame Zia-ul-Haq, Yahya Khan and Musharraf for most of the wrongs in our country? According to your logic, they are pious like angels and should never be blamed because they were “used” as puppets by dominating Punjabis in Army. In 1971, President & COAS was Pathan, PM was Sindhi, General Niazi was Pathan and Sheikh Mujeeb was Bengali. Now who was responsible for 1971 tragedy? Please come out this nonsense of Punjabis/Sindhis/Pathans nd do not try to divide the nation. Good & bad people can originate from ANY background.

  • Admins, please check the language Hasan is using. I can call him as well s his father as IDIOT too who fathered this shit called Hasan to bark.

  • These Mullahs and their supporters are black stigma on the beautiful face of Pakistan. Hats off for Pak Army taking a bold stance. Some thing more is also needed. Better come in field and get rid of all these dirty elements.

  • Established entity of Islamic Republic of PAKISTAN itself disown any Relugion based socio – political movement within territorial integrety , and it is considered direct violation of Constitution . .

  • This is ” JAMAT GHAIR ISLAMI” It should be banned with PTI. We should learn from
    Bangladesh. They have nothing to do with Islam. They are disgrace to humanity. We need cleansing in Pakistan . These mullahs with external and internal beards should be
    wiped out. This is “JAHAD AKBAR” . What is Pakistan army waiting for? They should be killed in millions and their filthy blood should be washed off with “ABE ZUM ZUM and BLEACH from the streets of Pakistan. They are against Pakistan before its creation. They are like snakes. You don’t feed them milk but crush their heads.They are
    ” LANAATI MUKHLOOQ. May GOD give us guidance and courage to take care of Pakistan. Amen Sum AMEN

  • Insulting Martyrdom
    By Saroop IjazPublished: November 12, 2013
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    The writer is a lawyer and partner at Ijaz and Ijaz Co in Lahore saroop.ijaz@ tribune.com.pk
    “Changez hai shaheed, Halaku shaheed hai, jo is sar zameen pay mar gaya daku, shaheed hai” (Genghis is a martyr and so is Hulegu, robbers dead on this land are martyrs) — these words of Habib Jalib are more relevant today than they ever were. The aftermath of Mr Mehsud’s death has seen a nosedive into quite unparalleled madness, even by our standards. First, he was mourned like a hero. Then, it was the Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) turn, terming the deceased a ‘martyr’. Good old Maulana not to be outdone said even a dog killed by the United States is a ‘martyr’. Finally, Syed Munawwar Hassan outdoing everyone and undoing himself said that not only Mr Mehsud is a ‘martyr’ but also our soldiers who lay down their lives are not ‘martyrs’. To explain what is wrong with these statements, particularly the pure vileness of the last one is like hammering on an open door; it is too strenuous, and too obvious.
    Let us be clear on what Syed Munawwar Hassan wants. He wants our soldiers to lose their grit in the face of a lethal enemy; he wants the funerals of our martyrs to be deserted; he wants confusion and surrender. However, above all and make no mistake about this, he wants us to lose. His remarks are possibly treasonous and certainly treacherous and malicious. For starters, he deserves no deference or a mainstream public voice, at least till he apologises. For once, the ISPR statement has gotten it exactly right. However, it would have been nicer if the reaction came from the Federal Government and other political forces.
    Our soldiers fighting for our existence do not need any lofty endorsements or certificates by the JI. There is the issue of the integrity and meaning of the word ‘martyr’/‘shaheed’. While precise definition of such terms is hard, yet, the core is easily and intuitively knowable. Martyr is a term of honour and of willingness to fight for a worthy cause.
    Messers Maulana and Munawwar Hassan are deliberately cheapening the term martyr. It has already come to the point where it means very little in Pakistan, and now the attempt is to completely hollow it, so that it can be used indiscriminately. It now only reflects and highlights the leaning of the person using it and not for whom it is being employed. A state of affairs where martyrdom has no meaningful significance is designed to go in favour of Mr Mehsud and his biggest fan, Syed Munawwar Hassan. It is a state of affairs without any higher principles, or any at all. The cliche “one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist” is silly and overrated at best, and in any event, not applicable here. Wanton criminality is no cause, much less a defensible one. The world has seen enough mass murderers and serial killers to understand that not all homicidal fanatics can be subjected to some pseudo subjective criteria.
    On the flip side, a persuasive critique of imperialism and the discourse on war on terror is how the terms ‘terrorism’ and ‘terrorist’ were first emptied of a meaningful definition and then redefined to mean something ‘evil’ which needs to be ‘contained’ and ‘dealt with’, etc. Terrorism is now a concept with a religion and most times, ethnicity. This is a critique that Syed Munawwar Hassan and those of his ilk are incapable and ill-suited to make.
    There is also a historical context to it. The shameful attempt and the debate to make commonplace the title of valour and honour is being conducted as we approach the tenth of Muharram, an occasion which defines and is defined by the concept of martyr and martyrdom. Our soldiers fighting the fanatic murderers are flag bearer of this elevated tradition. And Maulana and Syed Munawwar Hassan’s consistent dangerous spin doctoring of Muslims killing Muslims etc. continues. Let me end with “Ajab khel hua Islam ki taqdeer ke sath; Qatl-e-Shabbir hua nara-e-takbeer ke sath”.
    Published in The Express Tribune, November 13th, 2013.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/630967/insulting-martyrdom/

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