Editor’s Note: It is deeply troubling to note that Imran Khan fans continue to mantain an Ostrich-like mentality regarding his sympathy for and ties with murderous extremist groups. Recently these groups have coalesced under the Difa-e-Pakistan banner that is being tightly controlled by the ISI. This coalition is a group of ISI-backed Jihadi militants who are the veritable arm of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Pakistan and who have killed over 35,000 Pakistanis. For the educated elites, these brutal murdesr rarely arouse any sympathy – their outrage is reserved for the Uzbek/Arab/Chechan/Tajik/German Jihadi mercenaries who are killed in drone attacks in areas controlled by the Taliban/Al Qaeda. Their tears are reserved for the Baitullahs and Abu Yazeeds killed in drone attacks – on the mass attacks on Shias and Ahmadis, there is nothing more than a rare, token, vague and obfuscatory sentence.
For the un-informed reader, read Wajahat S. Khan’s account for Express Tribune on the threats he had to face after his interview of ex-ISI supremo, Hamid Gul, on the nature of the Difa-e-Pakistan Rally
LUBP has highlighted Imran Khan’s PTI direct support to the DPC in more than one occasion as well as his past statements in favour of the Taliban. How do his yuppie supporters who trumpet themselves as “secular” and “liberal” make sense of his PTI’s clear association with Sipah-e-Sahaba/Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Jamaat-ud-Dawa/Lashkar-e-Tayabba?
Also, while the media has confirmed PTI’s support for the Difa-e-Pakistan rally, why have they not published any videos, pictures or text of PTI’s Vice-President Ejaz Chauhdary’s speech in the Difa rally last weekend in Karachi? The perception that Pakistan’s media is remote controlled by ISPR gains further weight in their largely one-sided cheer leading of ISI’s current two fronts: Imran Khan and Iftikhar Chuahdry. (End note)
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According to news report, PTI senior vice-president Ejaz Chaudhry spoke at the Difa-e-Pakistan rally in Karachi (12 February 2012) as a formal representative of Imran Khan and PTI, thus reconfirming the widely known fact that PTI is in close partnership with banned Jihadi-sectarian militant organizations. Ejaz Chaudhry congratulated the DPC Jalsa participants on their noble cause (defence of Pakistan against enemies such as India, USA and Iran) and also assured them that Imran Khan himself will participate in the next DPC rally. He claimed that the spirit of change had spread through the country and how Pakistan needs to be “cleansed of America”.
Two key components of the ISI-sponsored Difa-e-Pakistan are: Jamaat-ud-Dawa (aka Lashkar-e-Taiba) and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (aka Lashkar-e-Jhangvi). The SSP is banned in Pakistan and internationally, while JuD is internationally banned and is also in the Government of Pakistan’s Watch List.
Is mulk k mujrim hukmarano ko, mujrim sadar or wazeer e azam ko bardasht na kia jaey @ImranKhanPTI ‘s message via Ijaz chaudry
I was talking to @ImranKhanPTI on my way, his message for you is, “Pakistan’s foundation is La’Ilaha’Ilallah” – Ijaz chahdry – PTI
@PTIofficial Ijaz chahdry speaking to thousands at DPC rally
Previously in December 2011, Imran Khan had sent a PTI envoy to the Difa-e-Pakistan rally in Lahore who read Khan’s special message in the rally. The Difa-e-Pakistan rally in Multan (January 2012) was organized by the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, in which Lashkar-e-Jhangvi chief (killer of more than 70 Shias and Barelvis) Malik Ishaq was specially invited to the stage.
Imran Khan’s vice president Ejaz Chaudhry has previously participated in a number of Jihadi-sectarian corner meetings organized by Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (camouflagerd as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat), Tahaffuz-e-Khatme-Nabuwat (TKN) and other organizations known for hate speech and violence against Shias, Barelvis and Ahmadis. Some details of his links with the Sipah-e-Sahaba can be found in this post: Imran Khan’s Vice President Ejaz Chaudhry’s links with sectarian terrorists!
Here is the news report about PTI VP’s participation in the Karachi DPC rally on 12 Feb 2012:
Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC)’s Karachi rally, being organised with the support of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), began today (Sunday) at the Quaid’s mausoleum where several religious and political leaders are due to give their speeches, reported Express News. JI chief Munnawar Hassan, Maulana Samiul Haq, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Hameed Gul, former federal minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Chief of Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ i.e., Sipah-e-Sahaba) Ahmed Ludhianvi, late General Ziaul Haq’s son Ejazul Haq, among many others, will address the rally. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) senior vice-president Ejaz Chaudhry was also seen at the rally. The security cordon around the stage was broken when ASWJ (i.e Sipah-e-Sahaba) workers stormed the ground when Karachi leader Orangzaib Farooqi took the mic to address the rally. The roads leading to the venue were packed with Jamaatud Dawa and ASWJ (Sipah-e-Sahaba / Lashkar-e-Jhangvi) supporters. The DPC has also been promoting the rally online through a newly launched website and the microblogging website Twitter (@Difaepak). (Source: Express Tribune, 12 Feb 2012)
PTI hand in hand with Sipah-e-Sahaba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa? Birds of a feather flock together!
Majority of peaceful Pakistanis including Sunni Barelvis, Shias, Ahmadis, Christians, Hindus and others have rejected the ISI-sponsored Difa-e-Pakistan Council (comprising ISI-sponsored extremist Deobandi and Wahhabi militants), and have also rejected Imran Khan’s ongoing partnership with such groups.
Here is an example of what Pakistan’s Shia Muslims think about Imran Khan: https://lubpak.net/archives/68795
Some pictures from DPC Karachi 12 Feb 2012
Ahmed Ludhianvi’s speech Karachi 12 February 2012 Difa e Pakistan Conference
Source: Pakistan Blogzine