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Malik Ishaq, a most dangerous terrorist of Sipah-e-Sahaba, about to be released by Shahbaz Sharif’s government


First the sorrow, now the fear

By Asad Kharal

Thirteen years ago, Fida Hussain Ghalvi and three other
witnesses boldly testified against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s top hitman Malik Ishaq for the killing of 12 members of their family. They didn’t know that their search for justice would lead them nowhere, the ordeal had just begun…

LAHORE: The mere thought of the murderer of twelve of his kin being acquitted is enough to send a ripple of fear up his spine. Fida Hussain Ghalvi’s thoughts revert to the time when 13 years ago, he and three other men had boldly testified against Malik Ishaq – the formidable founding member of the banned terrorist group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

Malik Ishaq, the man who Ghalvi and other victims of his killing spree believed would never see the light of day, is all set for release from prison. Ishaq was arrested in 1997 for involvement in sectarian murders – almost all of his victims were members of the minority Shia community. Police charged Ishaq with murders of 70 people in 44 different cases but he escaped conviction in each case due to “lack of evidence” against him.

Ishaq’s associates in LJ unleashed a violent campaign when he stood trial for the deaths of 12 people at a gathering of the Ghalvi family in 1997.

“When Ishaq was arrested in 1997, he unleashed his broad network against his opponents, killing witnesses, threatening judges and intimidating police, leading nearly all of the prosecutions against him to collapse eventually,” Ghalvi told Daily Times while narrating a blow-by-blow account of LJ’s bloodthirsty hatred – and of Ishaq’s.

“Ishaq, along with seven others, attacked the Esaal-e-Sawaab Majlis-e-Aza of my aunt held at our native village Kot Chaudhry Sher Muhammad,” said Ghalvi. “Twelve people of my family – Sardar Ali, Abdul Rahim, Allah Ditta, Muhammad Yousaf, Islamuddin, Muhammad Nawaz, Syed Ali Shah, Syed Shoukat Ali Shah, Allah Baksh, Akbar Ali, Bashir Ahmed and Sher Muhammad – were killed.”

When Ishaq was arrested from Faisalabad in 1997 and sent to Central Jail Multan, Ghalvi and the other witnesses were summoned for his identification parade. The witnesses pointed at Ishaq at the very onset, but he was least perturbed. In the presence of the civil judge and the deputy superintendent of the jail, Ishaq threw down the gauntlet. “Dead men don’t talk,” Ghalvi quoted Ishaq as telling the witnesses. Ghalvi said that despite blatant threats by Ishaq and his lawyer, he and the other witnesses refused to back down.

Ghalvi said that during the trial, eight people – five eye witnesses and three of their relatives were killed, including Chaudhry Mukhtar Hussain Ghalvi, Mukhtar Fauji, Shoukat Ali, Ashiq Hussain, Fazal and his son Ali Raza. “During the trial, we appeared 110 times before the judges during a span of eight years,” he said.

In the face of this, Ishaq was acquitted in 2004 when a judge ruled that there was not enough evidence to convict him. The case has been in an appeals court since. A judge did hand down a guilty verdict in one case against Ishaq, but the Supreme Court overturned it.

Poor investigation and prosecution, and concrete evidences not making it to the file records also contributed to Ishaq getting a clean chit, says Ghalvi. Reason? “Fear, which Ishaq ingrained in his adversaries brought about his acquittal – it’s as obvious as daylight,” said Ghalvi, who has been diligently pursuing the cases against Ishaq since the last 13 years.

In an interesting disclosure, Ghalvi told Daily Times that a year and a half ago, the then Punjab IG Shaukat Javaid allowed a senior police official, former head of defunct militant organisation Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and now convener of Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamaat Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi, and his deputy Khadim Dhillon to meet Ishaq in Central Jail Multan. Ghalvi said the meeting continued for about five hours. When the matter was put up in a meeting of Ittehad Bainul Muslimeen, Javaid steered clear of the controversy by claiming that the meeting was arranged with permission from senior government officials.

Talking to Daily Times, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah admitted that the main cause for acquittal of terrorists like Malik Ishaq was the annihilation of eyewitnesses. The other reason for the terrorists’ acquittal in a record number of cases was due to political recruitments of prosecutors during Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s government, Sanaullah claimed. The law minister had nothing to say on the danger Ghalvi and the other witnesses were facing in the wake of Ishaq’s release from prison. He also did not comment on the VVIP facilities Malik Ishaq is availing in jail, including cell phones.

Dangerous terrorists like Malik Ishaq are able to escape punishment because of lack of witnesses and evidence, Punjab DIG Crimes Muhammad Ayub Qureshi, who is the officer dealing directly in terrorism cases, told Daily Times.

Qureshi said in some cases the witnesses backed out due to fear or were forced to agree on a compromise with the accused. He said that the police was now focusing on strengthening the investigation and prosecution so that terrorists could not get freedom from courts on the basis of lack of evidence.

Malik Ishaq is currently being detained in prison for involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, on the statement of one of the suspects, Zubair Maitla.

http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\04\22\story_22-4-2010_pg1_6

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Update 5 August 2012

Shades of grey
By Asad Kharal

Published: August 5, 2012

Despite also being named in at least two attacks on foreigners in Pakistan, Malik Ishaq is a free man.
The frequency with which terrorists are acquitted by courts is considered one of the major failings of Pakistan’s judicial system. But where does the fault truly lie?

Fida Hussain Ghalvi’s long fight to put Malik Ishaq, the leader of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, behind bars appears to have been in vain. Despite having warded threats to his own life for several years and losing dozens of family members, today Ghalvi is resigned to the fact that Ishaq will walk free.

Fifteen years ago, Ghalvi was one of the four men who had boldly testified against Ishaq, under arrest for killing 12 members of Ghalvi’s family in a sectarian murder. Ishaq and several other accused men were on trial in 44 different cases for the murder of 70 people from the Shia sect and Ghalvi and others had been summoned for an identification parade. At long last, justice seemed to be at hand.

“At the very onset, all of us pointed to Ishaq [as the killer], but he appeared least perturbed,” recalls Ghalvi. “In the presence of the judge and the deputy superintendent of the jail, Ishaq brazenly turned to us and said: ‘Dead men don’t talk.’”

Despite this blatant threat and other, often violent pressure tactics, the four witnesses refused to back down. “Eight people — five witnesses and three of their relatives — were killed [during the trial],” says Ghalvi. “Ishaq unleashed his entire network against his opponents, killing witnesses, threatening judges and intimidating police, leading to the eventual collapse of all prosecution against him.”

“Over the course of the trial, which went on for a decade, we appeared at least a hundred times before the court,” recounts Ghalvi.

And yet, predictably but no less disappointingly for Ghalvi, Ishaq was acquitted despite the testimonies and identification. “He escaped conviction in every case due to ‘lack of evidence’ and was eventually released from jail,” says Ghalvi, with resignation.

Ghalvi’s resignation is perhaps borne out of what he went through after the case was closed. The vengeful militants were baying for blood and for his defiance, Ghalvi was in their direct line of fire. “Ishaq, with seven others, attacked a majlis that our family had organised for a deceased aunt in our native village of Kot Chaudhry Sher Muhammad Ghalvi. Twelve of my family members were killed in the attack,” he says.

Aggrieved he may be, but Ghalvi is clear about why Ishaq walks a free man and believes that there was a lack of cogent evidence in the case. “Poor investigation and prosecution as well as the case file lacking concrete evidence led to the acquittal,” he admits.

In July 2011, amid intense public outcry, the Supreme Court acquitted Ishaq after he had served 14 years in jail as an under-trial prisoner. Outside Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore’s central prison, Ishaq was given a hero’s reception by leaders of yet another outlawed militant group, the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (now operating freely as the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat) and soon after his release, he went on a so-called ‘preaching’ tour throughout Punjab.

It was only after the September 2011 attack in Mastung, Balochistan, for which the LeJ claimed responsibility, that
the Punjab government finally detained Ishaq under the Maintenance of Public Order Act. Ishaq was released in January after several stints in detention, during which his family was provided ‘sustenance’ by the Punjab government.

Although under the watch of intelligence agencies, Ishaq attended a Jamaatud Dawa-Difa-e-Pakistan Council rally in Multan in February.

Today, Ishaq is a free man despite also being named in at least two attacks on foreigners in Pakistan — the Sri Lankan cricket team attack in Lahore in 2009, which he allegedly planned from within his jail cell, and the assassination of the Iranian cultural consul Muhammad Ali Rahimi in Multan in 1997.
But he is not the only known terrorist to have slipped through the cracks of Pakistan’s judicial system.
There is also the notorious Akram Lahori who, along with Basra and Ishaq, was one of the founders of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

Lahori, who is named in the killings of many Shias in Karachi as well as in the Gojra riots, has been under trial in various cases for years without a single conviction as yet. Even when we look beyond these admittedly high profile cases, we find that terrorism cases, in general, tend to fail in the courts. In the court of public opinion, this results in disdain for what is seen to be an overly politicised judiciary.

When sentences are handed down to politicians the question is always asked: why do the courts move so quickly in these cases but drag their feet when it comes to terrorists? A similar reaction was seen when the rangers accused in the shooting of Sarfraz Shah in Karachi were convicted and awarded punitive sentences. Once again the question was asked: why do the rangers get convicted while others like Malik Ishaq walk free? Well, it seems that the Punjab public prosecution department, counter-terrorism department and Punjab police have been asking this very question, and The Express Tribune has now obtained a copy of a report prepared by them to analyse just why terrorism cases tend to fail in court.

The report, which was prepared following mounting public criticism over court acquittals of terrorists contains some disturbing facts: it states that, between 1990 and 2009, out of 311 cases, 231 resulted in acquittals. That amounts to 74% of all cases during the 19 year period.

“While acquittals deny justice to the victims of terrorism, they also increase police problems, because the acquitted terrorists mostly recidivate to terrorism or join other organised crime gangs,” the report reads. An example of this is Ishaq’s vendetta attack on Ghalvi’s family.

The report analyses the judgments of 178 cases in which the accused were deemed not guilty to conclude that most cases end in acquittals due to defects in the registration of cases i.e. the lodging of the FIR at the relevant police station. Five of these cases were termed ‘doubtful’ by the court, simply because an FIR was registered with an unexplained delay. However, the leading reason for acquittals, the report says, is that the accused are often not even nominated in an FIR, an objection raised by anti-terrorism courts in 36% of the judgments. Even when suspects are named in the FIR, it is without a description of the accused or of the role that that person is believed to have played in an attack, rendering the report almost useless before the court.

“To ensure convictions in terrorism cases, there is a need for better infrastructure and skills enhancement, and also of combining prosecution with police. Prosecutors should be involved in the case right from the beginning, starting with the registration of the case,” says Chaudhry Muhammad Jehangir, chief prosecutor of the Punjab prosecution department. “A crime scene investigation unit should be established that consists of prosecutors, medical and forensic experts as well as the police,” he says.

Jehangir corroborates the findings of the report and says that in most high-profile cases that have ended in acquittals, faults in investigation have weakened the case. “Because the police did not consult prosecution officers [in these cases], evidence could not be collected properly from crime scenes, which were in turn not preserved properly, and witness statements were also not recorded correctly,” he says.

Further undermining the cases is the fact that in many instances, the actual attacker is a suicide bomber who dies in the assault thus complicating the process of finding out the attack’s financiers, planners, abetters and others who may have extended logistical help. “Such connections can only be proved in a courtroom when basic formalities regarding the preservation of crime scenes and collection of evidence have been fulfilled. Conviction is based only on investigation as well as admissible evidence but when the foundation of the case is this weak, prosecutors can do only so much before the court,” says Jehangir.

By the time prosecutors are brought on board, it is too late to take corrective measures that would make the evidence strong enough to prove guilt in court. “When the police is ready to submit the charge-sheet before an anti-terrorism court, there is no time to correct the errors in the recovery memo and other proof such as reports of DNA tests and finger and footprints etc,” Jehangir explains.

The capacity and competence of government officials to handle high profile cases is also questionable. A case in point is the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, where the Supreme Court issued orders to suspend senior police officials for hosing down the crime scene and possibly hampering investigations. And a logistical nightmare makes the process even more inefficient if a terrorist manages to cross one province’s boundary into another.

“Police and other law enforcement agencies are controlled by provinces but terrorist networks are spread across the country. So if a terrorist crosses over to another province, police and LEA personnel are unable to chase him as they require formal approval from the home department of the respective province,” says Mohammad Azhar Chaudhry of the Federal Investigation Agency who was the main prosecutor in the Benazir assassination case as well as the Mumbai attack case.

“Terrorism is a national issue and provincial governments are unable to deal with it. The entire cadre — investigators, prosecutors and judges — should be a federal subject,” says Chaudhry.

Perhaps due to his own frustrating experience with a long-drawn-out case like the Benazir Bhutto assassination case,
Chaudhry lays special emphasis on training police investigators in dealing with terrorism. “Terrorism investigation is totally different from other cases so traditional police is unable to deal with it. A qualified and dedicated force needs to be established that will work only on cases of terrorism,” he says. “Because most evidence is circumstantial, the role of forensic evidence as well as intelligence is most important to ensure convictions in terrorism cases.”
But Chaudhry does not lay the blame squarely on investigators and believes that existing laws need to be strengthened as well. “Amendments need to be made to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997 as well as the Evidence Act of 1984. A witness protection programme should also be instituted and properly enforced,” he says.

The need for a strong witness protection programme is felt in police quarters too. “In various cases, witnesses have resiled due to fear or were forced to agree on a compromise with the accused,” says a senior police officer on condition of anonymity owing to his current direct involvement in a number of terrorism cases.

The report corroborates this claim: 27% of the cases ended in acquittals because witnesses changed their statements or struck an agreement with the accused. The number is almost as high as that of witnesses refusing to show up for hearings.

The report also recommends that instead of section 161 of the Criminal Procedure Code, under which witnesses are required to record statements before a police official, testimonies should be recorded under section 164 which requires witnesses to record a statement before a magistrate before a trial begins. This would make it difficult for witnesses to resile or change statements as the testimony will become a part of the legal record and the witness will be charged with perjury.

Nonetheless, says the officer, the police force is now seriously focusing on strengthening its investigation procedures, weaknesses in which he admits lead to acquittals, and on collaborating with the prosecution in high-profile terrorism cases.

But putting together a report is one thing and implementing its findings quite another. The filing cabinets of Pakistan’s bureaucracy are filled with similar well-meaning reports that have never seen the light of day and have little chance of ever being acted upon. Still, if the state is serious in fighting the terrorists that have killed tens of thousands of Pakistanis then immediate action is needed to finally close the loopholes that allow murderers to walk free.

Other cases, other acquittals
In most terrorism cases, suspects have been acquitted or released on bail by the Anti-Terrorism Courts and superior courts.

In the Sri Lankan cricket team attack case, apart from Malik Ishaq, Qari Ashfaq, Zaubai alais Naik Muhammad, Amanullah, Mohsin Rasheed, Abdul Rehman, Javed Anwar, Ubaidur Rehman and Wahab were released on bail by the Lahore High Court and the Supreme Court.

Hijratullah, accused in the June 10, 2010 attack on the police training school in Manawan, Lahore, has been acquitted by the Anti-Terrorism Court.
On May 13, 2010, Muhammad Ilyas alias Qari Jameel, Osama Bin Waheed alias Hadayatullah and Muhammad Jameel were acquitted by the Anti Terrorism Court Rawalpindi in the case of the killing of Army Surgeon General Mushtaq Baig who died in a suicide attack on Rawalpindi Mall Road in Cantt on February 25, 2008.

Malik Ishaq, Ghulam Rasool Shah, Usman alias Chota and others including Riaz Basra who were killed in an encounter in 2002 were previously acquitted by the Anti-Terrorism Court Gujranwala on May 20, 2010. Ironically, the same trial court had earlier awarded capital punishment to these persons for the murder of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gujranwala Ashraf Marth. The LHC upheld the sentence but when the SC remanded the case back to the ATC Gujranwala, the trial court acquitted the accused in the 11-year-old case due to missing evidence and resiling of witnesses.
Accused Muhammad Rizwan alias Shamsul Hassan, Muhammad Jameel, Osama Bin Waheed alias Hadayatullah, Ilyas alias Qari Jameel were also acquitted by the Anti Terrorism Court Rawalpindi in a case of a bomb blast near the Headquarters of the National Logistics Cell (NLC) in Rawalpindi in 2008 owing to inadequate evidence.

Alleged al Qaeda member and former Pakistan Army Major Haroon and two other co-accused who were imprisoned on charges of murdering Major General (retd) Ameer Faisal Alvi and his driver in 2008 were also acquitted in both cases.
Dr Niaz Ahmed, Mazharul Haq, Shafiqur Rehman, Mohammad Aamir, Syed Abdul Majid, Abdul Basit, Syed Abdul Saboor, Shafique Ahmed, Saeed Arab, Gul Roz and Tahseenullah, who had been arrested in 2008 in the cases of suicide attacks on ISI buses, firing anti-aircraft rounds at the plane of former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf and firing rockets on the Kamra Aeronautical Complex were all acquitted.

Nine men have already been acquitted by an ATC in the case of the killing of Army Surgeon General Mushtaq Baig in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi on February 25, 2008 for want of evidence.

In 2009, an ATC acquitted the accused in the 2004 suicide attack on former prime minister Shaukat Aziz in Fateh Jang. The ATC-II judge Sakhi Muhammad Kahut in his judgment said that the prosecution had failed to prove its case. The government of the Punjab filed appeals in the LHC in June 2010 and the then LHC chief justice Khawaja Sharif issued orders to constitute a special bench to dealing with such high-profile appeals. Despite the lapse of more than two years, this special bench has not been constituted.

Published in The Express Tribune, Sunday Magazine, August 5th, 2012.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/415931/shades-of-grey/

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  • If this news is true by any means, then it is a condemnable act. Freeing of a terrorist for any political agenda keeping in mind whatever Pakistan has seen in the previous years will be a suicidal attempt.

  • No one needed to be jealous from the release of the great Mujahid,leader of
    ahle sunnat, Mr Malik M Ishaq Sahib. Mr GHlvi is part of Shia Terrorists,led by
    Sajid Naqvi and Abbas Kamili, who were involved in the Killings of innocent
    Sunni Muslims and were forcing them to convert into the filthy shia religion.
    This Great Son of Prophet Mohammad, Voice of Sunni Muslims around the globe
    decided to impede the filth of shia and rescued Sunni Muslims and formed a
    Noble Party along with another great Mujahid e Islam Riaz Basra,
    I call on all Sunni Muslims to first get all the knowledge of the matter and then
    post any bad comment about this son of Ammi Aisha,
    Pl dont make rafzi SHias Happy and dont post bad comments.
    LONG LIVE MALIK ISHAQ
    KAFIR KAFIR TERRORIST SHIA KAFIR

  • THE GREAT MALIK ISHAQ RELEASED NO BODY CAN SAY HIM TERRORRIST BECOZ COARTS GAVE HIM RELIEF

  • Lashker E jhagvi Is the terrorrest group in Pakistan And funding by usa Shia and suni are great brother because Allaah aik quran aik Rasool aik Non muslim wanted to devied the muslim but they work in muslim by lashker jagangvi But the muslim are unit and lashker e jhagvi fulli die foram pakistan they are non muslim and munkir e nabi Shia Suni Zindabad Terrorrest murdabad

  • faisal moavia aap logon nay islam ka tehkka liya hoa hai…. aap ki nazar mein saab terrorist hain bcz aap khud jo yazeed ki paydaawar ho aur lashkir jhangvi nay shia aur sunni mein difference dala…. MALIK ESHAQ 100 logon ka qatil hai….. o waqt kay yazeedo…. js ko tm aapna quaid kehty ho..
    aik baat aur…. zikr hussain tmhary na-pak eradun se nhe ruky ga… got it…

    • IMAM HUSSAIN KE CHAHNE WALE HUM HAIN TUM LOG TO UN KE QAATIL HO BIBI ZAINAB KI BAD’DUA HAI TUM LOGON PER KE TUM QAYAMAT TAK ROTE OR APNI CHAATIYAN PIT’TAY RAHO GAY

  • GHALVI IS GREAT MAN BEACUSE THE TERRORIST WHOS NAME IS ISHAQ WHO KILLED THEIR 23 FAMILY MEMEBERS IN FIRING.THIS TERRORIST ATTACT WHEN THESE INNOCNET PEOPLE IN MAJLIS-E-HUSSAIN (A.S)NAWASA-E-RASOOL PAK .THESE PEOPLE SHAHEED IN THIS MAJLIS .THEN MR MAUVIYA UNDERSTAND MY WORD CAREFULLY U SAY SHIA KAFIR .KAFIR IS NOT GOING IN TO THE MAJLIS OF NAWASA-E-RASOOL PAK.ALSO SUNNI PEOPLE GOES IN MAJLIS .REAL SUNNI PERSON NOT CALL SHIA KAFIR .SHIA AND SUNNI BOHUT LIKE THE REAL WAY OF ISLAM WHO TELL BYE THE HAZRAT MOHAMMAD (P.B.U.H).MALIK ISHAQ IS THE KILLER OF INNOCNET PEOPLE IF THE COURTS OF PAKISTAN NOT GIVE PUNISHMENT BUT IN THE COURT OF ALLAH THEY WILL NOT RELEASED.MALIK ISHAQ BEHAVE LIKE YAZEED ,BEACUSE WHEN YAZEED SHAHEED IMAM HUSSAIN (A.S) BUT IMAM HUSSIAN (A.S)IN NAMAZ .MALIK ISHAQ ALSO KILLED THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN MAJLIS AND MAJLIS IS LIKE NAMAZ .GHALVI SAHIB AAP KO SALAM KYUN AAP K GHAR WALON KO SHAHEED KARNAY WALA AZAD HAI AUR AAP NE SABBAR SAY KAM LIYE ,NA K JIS TARAH IS MALIK ISHAQ NE KIYA THA QATAL-E-AAM.PHIR BHE YEH HUM KHETAY HAI K SHIA KAFIR OO MIND LESS PEOPLE KAFIR KABI ALLAY RASOOL KO NAI MANTAY HAI.HUSSAIN(A.S)ZINDABAD
    (qasir)

  • MR QADIR, FIRST OF ALL ARE YOU RAFZI SHIA? OF COURSR SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE RAFZI SHAI. GHALVI IS SHIA BASTERED AND WE WILL SEE HOW HE WILL SURVIVE, NO REAL SUNNI LIKE SHIA, YOU MUST KNOW THAT ALL SUNIS, WHETHER DEOBANDI, BRELVI OR AL HADITH HATE SHIA,
    EVERYBODY SAY SHIA KAFIR.

    ALL MUSLIMS LOVE MALIK ISHAQ, HE DID JIHAD AND JIHAD IS THE PILLER OF ISLAM, SHIAS WERE SCREWED AND COULD NOT FIND A PLACE TO HIDE.

    I ONCEAGAIN ALL SUNNI MUSLIMS TO FIRST TAKE KNOWLEDGE OF ALL THE MATTER AND BEFORE SAYING EVEN A WORD AGAINST
    THIS GREAT SON OF PROPHER MOHAMMAD , RESEARCH HIS GREAT WORK FOR ISALM .
    OTHERWISE ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT WHEN MALIK ISHAQ WILL BE WITH PROPHET MOHAMMAD AND SAHABAH KARAM, YOU WIL NOT BE SEEN WITH ANY LOVE OR EFFECTION BY ALLAH AND PROPHET MOHAMMAD.
    KAFIR KAFIR SHIA KAFIR, SHIAS ARE BASTEREDS, FUCK IMAM MEHDI.

  • Mr muaviya! mein aik sunni muslim hun. malik ishaq aur fida ghalvi ki mjhy perva nhe. har muslman IMAM MEHDI per eman rakhta hai aur ehtram krta hai . tum kesay muslaman ho . khandan RASOOL s.a.w.w ki shaan mein gustaki aur bakwas krty ho . terrist ko RASOOL pAAK s.a.w.w ka beta kehtay ho . mjhay to islam dushmaanon k agent lgty ho. IMAM mehdi k khilaf bakwas kr k tm nay apnay harami honay ka sabut diya hai.dusron ko kafir khtay ho .tum khud daiyra islam se kharij ho.tum jaisay harami imam mehdi ka ehtram nhe krtay to DATA sahib ka kya ehtram kro gay?. shia sunni bhai bhai.. agr daiyra islam mein dakhil hona chatay ho to apni bakwas per ALLAH se touba karo….

  • daisal muaviya tum mughay apnay baap k nahi lagtay ho tum puray muhalay ki padawar ho tum hi kafar ho aur fazad ki jar ho lanat tum per sunni hammaray bahi han lakin tum jasao ne fazad dala ha

  • faisal muaviya tum mughay apnay baap k nahi lagtay balkay tum sarat muhallay ki padawar ho thumay aasi baatay kartay huay sharam nahi aati they are sacred you r cheep may b sunni muslim hn lakin tum sunni ho hi nahi saktay aur tum jasay hi sunni aur shia ka fazad karvatay ho
    khuch sharam karo agar aik baap ho thumara fida ghalvi is hero of whole muslims ok

  • Abu sufyan,Mawiya, yazid abu bkr ,umar pe lanat. . . Kuttay kaminay sary taliban behn chod . ,inki maa ko lun. . .

    • KAAFIR KAAFIR SHIA KAAFIR SHIAON PER LAANAT BE-SHUMAAR. SHIA HE IMAM HUSSAIN KE QAATIL HAIN BIBI ZAINAB KI BAD-DUA HAI IN PER KE YEH QAYAMAT TAK ROOTE OR APNI CHAATIYAN PIT’TAY RAHEN GAY

  • Mawiya ka jo biyan ha us sa aesa lagta ha ka wo jis ki ulaad ha mujhy us per doubt ha warna Mulman to daur k bat ha Kauffar be Tamam Sahaba R.z ka aethram karty ha to mari Mawiya sa guzarish ha k apni pachan pash kary.

  • May Almighty Allah bless all Mujahideen like Malik Ishaq to root out Shia kafir. Aamin.

  • Dear,

    I am a simple Muslim. I have read and heard by authentic Scholars that ” If any one accused a Muslim to a non Muslim,(in fact he was a Muslim) then first one himself becomes non Muslim.”
    So it is very sensitive issue to declare any one Non Muslim.So be care full.
    We have to think that if some one blames a common Muslim to be non Muslim, he becomes Non Muslim, and
    If some one blames those personalities a non Muslims who were declared Muslims In Quran.(SAHABA)
    So
    Then will be a certainly and surely NON MUSLIM,,,,,,,
    Kindly think upon following,,,
    1. As there is matter is Sunni and Shia, It is very clear that Sunni and Shia are separate groups because:-
    a. According to Sunni ,s all companions of prophet are respectable, honorable and part of our faith, while on other hand Shia says “Except 5 all companions left islam after death of Hazrat Nuhammad PBUH.
    b. All Muslims even non Muslims believes that Quran is complete and sound book and free from any adulteration and addition while Shia says that Quran is incomplete and it has been changed by Sahaba after the death of Holy Prophet.
    2. Malik Ishaq was released by the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan. If any one has any allegation, he may go to court.

  • wo qymat khez lehja , wohi dehshat nak chaalen. Phir aaj zinda kr di batil ki mot Rabb ne..!

    shio.! lo aj Malik Ishaq lot aaya. ab agr tm ne hmary Nabi(SAW) ya Sahaba (R.A) k khilaf koi bkwas ki to tmari dhajian urra ci jaaen gi. apni zubanu ko lagam de lo wrna 1997 wala hashar ho ga tmara. malik ishaq carry on. Allah Kre 1990 ki trah aaj b koi RIAZ BASRA peda ho kr aap k kandhy sy kndha mila kr kafirun k parkhachy urra dy..
    MALik Ishaq zinda bad. I.S.I paainda bad.

  • You’re all insane; all of you defending Ishaq.

    I was a child and I was overjoyed the day I heard Riaz Basra was killed. Let another Riaz Basra come. This country will kill him again.

  • SHIA KAFIR HAI…. BLACK PAPER PY RED PEN SE LIKH KER DENAY KO TAYAAR HON..
    HUM TUMHE GALI NAE DETAY, TUMHE DAWAT DETAY HAIN K TUM HUMARE ULMA HAZRAAT SE MUNAZIRA KRO.. MILK KA MILK AUR WATER KA WATER HO JAYE GA.. KHUD B TUM ANDHERAY MEIN HO AUR SARI DUNIYA KO ANDHERAY MEIN RAKHNA CHAHTAY HO..
    MALIK ISHAAQ GR8 IS A LEADER..

  • Look at the Takfeeri arab-parast wankers flooding this website and spitting their venom here!

  • No Pakistan court ever completed a trial against him in more than 150 terrorism cases Malik Ishaq has been named in in last 15-20 years!

    Why? Because whenever a judge did try, Malik Ishaq would in court proceedings read out details of the judge’s family members and their schedules! No judge was ever given protection by any Pak Govt for daring to try him!

    This evil man and his evil band of monsters have POWERFUL friends in ISI and our political elite

    http://twitter.com/#!/asiffshahzad

  • The only solution is what we call “mawara-e-adalat qatal”. This is the only way to get rid of these idiots

  • JO ALLAH PY, US K RASOOL(S.A.W) PY, TAMAM SAHABA PY, HAZRAT ABU BAKAR R.A, HAZRAT UMER R.A, HAZRAT USMAN R.A, HAZRAT ALI R.A, HAZRAT MAWIYA R.A PY IMAN RAKHTA HAI.. WO JANNAT MEIN JAYE GA.. INSHALLAH

    AUR JO SAHABA SE BUGHAZ RAKHTA HAI, SAHABA SE NAFRAT KRTA HAI.. WO JANNAT MEIN NAE JAYE GA.. INSHALLAH

  • Malik Ishaq,,,,,, Aulaad e Muwavia o Yazid has been released….. this is the worst thing Nawaz and Shahbaz could ever do with Pakistan. Justice is genuinely raped. But………. But…. This muawia will also soon be going to hell with his leader Muwavia. Inshallah.

  • GOOD NEWS , KUCH SHIA HAZRAT YAHA SAHABA KARAM KE HAWALE SE BAKWAS KER RAHE HE , IN HARAMIO , SHAM EGHAREEBAAN KI PAIDAWARO KO , IMAM HUSSAIN KE ASAL KATILO KO , aLLAH KI TARAF SE SAZA HAI KE TA KIAMAT APNA SEENA KOTEN GE , YE KOFIO OR SHAMIO KI NAJAIZ AULADEIN APNE NAAM KE SATH SYED LIKHWA KE PAK NAHI HONE LAGI , IN KA GANDA GHALEEZ MU BAND KERNE WALA BAHIR AYA HAI TO CHEEKH UTHEY HE ,

  • oye bewakof insan ye tjhy terrorist lagta ha or america tjhy tmhara yar lagta ha jo sari dehsat gardi krwa rah ha or name in ka lga rah ha ..sahaba ki izat pe jan dene waly tjhy dehsat gard lgty ha.. or wo kafir jo sahaba ko gali dete ha wo tmhary yar ha? malik ishaq ko adalat ne riha kia ha jao ja kr judge ko pakru tm nakame shabaz sharef pe ilzam lgwa rahy hu os ka kia role ha? azad adlia ke nary lgany walo azad adlia ke faislo ki izat bi kru shame on you bloddy man

  • pori omat ka nara ha shia kafir ha
    is ki waja?
    q kafir ha?
    suno begarto shio suno
    shia ke nazdek
    1) imam masoom hota ha
    2) os pe wahi nazil hoti ha
    3) os ki itahat farz ha
    ye aqede khatme nabot ka inkar krty ha
    jo musalman shia ko bahi kehta ha wo apny iman ki khair manae
    my request
    i request to shia people
    that plz khuda ke lye apni akhrat ka socho or apny mazhab ka motalia kru or suni hu jao isi me izat ha
    dunia me or akhrat me

  • Qasim alvi tere jesy begarat kuch ni bagar sakty tm log lashkary jahngwi ka name sun ke sakty me a jaty hu jis din lashkary jahngwi ne bandoq otha li tmhy tmhari maa bi chupny ki jagha ni de gi abi tu awaz ka itna roub dia ha allah ne hamy

  • oye me malik ishaq ka baap to hn per yeh meri pedawar nahi ha aur yeh kutta hammary ghar ko chor kar chala gaya tha aur riaz basra k sath mil gaya tha mughay is per shram aati ha k me is ka baap hn

  • This BhanCh@@D Malik asshack needs to be beaten and left in a cage full of hungy blood hounds.

    I can’t understand why no one register a case against him in the Sharia Court for Fasad fil Arz. The punishment for fasad is death in the most horrible way possible but offcourse religion is made to protect these maggots.

  • iss forum kay bhain chode banday yeh hein. in kee maan ko sab mill kar chodo.

    Ali haider, Haraam bin saeed, mian, faisal muavia (urf harami muavia),

    sab mill kar in kee maan ko chodo. thank you all.

  • es ki maa ka mein aashiq tha … aik din pher kuch ho gya … to pher yeh kutta wajood mein aa gya … yeh hai es ki asaliyaat …

  • meri bivi k is haramzaday ko kaho k apna asli baap ko tophalay daik la phir dashtghard banay is hamarmi ki aulad b asi hi ho gi is ko b kutto ki thara mara jay ga jasay riAZ basarA MARA GAYA THA

  • MALIK ISHAQ IS A TERRIOST HE IS A CRIMANAL.I’D BE DIE BEFORE HE GOTTA MURDER OTHERS PEOPLE.SO STAND UP ANGAIST HIM AS AN IRON WLL.KEEP IT UP GHALVI SAAB

  • Yaar hashem tu apni apni ghaleez zaban kay sath paak ho jae ga aur hum Syed ho kar bhi pak nahe ho saktay? hashem sahab ap samjhtay hain ky us ishaq ky realease honay pay shia log itna dur jaein gy ky azaadari e Nawasa E Rasool SAW chor dain gy? is saal moharam kay jalooson aur majalis main dekh lena. @ faisal muavia, ishaq HUZOOR PAK S.A.W ka beta kaisay bun gaya? woh ek laanti malik(not sure aur kitne casts woh claim karnay ka ehal hy)

  • Malik Ishaq is a great Terrorist
    One dya Allah will do must justice with Ghalvi sahab,

    Ghalvi sb i am always with you.

    God Bless u Always Ghalvi sb

  • kafir kafir shia kafir( maliq ishaq) zinda bad .hum shia ko supreme court ho ya parlement ma kafer sabit karsakte ha aur duniya ka kafiro ma behtareen kafir shia ha .sipa sahaba ka mission hamesha in kafiro ka samane data rahega .kafir kafir shia kafir jo na mane wo be kafir noor afrid mawya unit

  • jangvi ka mission jari rahega hamesha inshaallah(aur jo hamare sahaba kko gali dete ha wo zandeeq ha un ka qatql jiaz ha (hamare nabi p.b.u.h na farmaya jo mere sahaba ko bura bala kahi wo mere ummat ma se nahi ha .to phir shia kafir sa bi barkar zandeeq aur zandeeq sa aage lafz nahi ha matlab qatal karo (dewoband)islam hamesha serbuland rahega allaho akber

  • hi karkos afridi ki awlad tom patan log sab sey begairat or jahil log hi. amirican log tumara ma ko chod tahi agar mard ka bacha hi to jaw apni ma ko bachaw. donya ke jes koni pe patan hi wahape gandigi hi . agar tum aramy wahibi ka itna girat hi to jaw israil me laro .

  • Afirid tom be Mawya jesi harami ho. tamara mawya bab zena ka awlad ta ur tombi usjesi ho. hari benchod tom khon hoti ho fetwa deni wala . tomara wahabi bab sahudi arabia 20000 amiricy fawj killiy arab larki supply karti hi. arey harami quran ma kaha likahi ki insan ka qatal karna jahiz hi . sala tom wahibi logoki kartoto ke wajasi to islam pori donyame badname hogayi hi . ab kohi jorat nahi karti ke islam ikteyar kari .zara socho koti ke awlad kiya yahi islam ki dastor hi ki begona logo ki qatal karta pero . sala islam to ik begona yahodi or nasrani or hindo ki qatal ka be ijazat nahi diti. sham on you dirty wahabis

  • Faisal,
    Your comments about Imam Mehdi a.s. does not reconcile with any sect of Islam. Show these comments to any Islamic Scholar of your choice and get an advice. Believe me this is for the betterment of your life after death.

  • Assalam o ALaikum to all of u. I m sunni brelvi Muslim My simple Q to all of shia community is that have u accepted Hazrat Abu bakar,Umer,Usman,Moavia,ayesha,Abu Huraira (R.A) etc as muslim? ap ny tasleem kr lia hy k wo muslim thy? agr ap ny unain moman man lia hy Tb hm b ap ko muslim accept krny k liay tyar hain app unain Non muslim kaho ap phr b muslim ho? hm ap logoon ko non muslim kahain to hm ghlt kahan sy ho gae? Shame on u All sunni muslims plz think wht i m saying

  • I mean shame on shia comunity and those sunnis who say that shia are muslim community
    I request to all sunnis plz think that shias dont accept Sahabas as muslim then how they r muslims? wo sahaba ko kafir kahain wo phr b muslims hain? hm unain kafir kahain to hm ghlt kahan sy ho gae? agr ap log yahan ye kahain k hm sahaba ko kafir nai kahty to ap log jhoot bolty ho bec mairy pas PC
    main ap k jyyad “ALAMAS” ki video recording available hy jis main wo sahaba k baray main bakwas krty hain

    Sunnio ye Nara to lga do sahaba ka jo ghulam hy hmara wo imam hy jo sunni log shias ko muslims kahaty hain mairi un sy request hy k wo shias sy ye kah kr check krain k wo b ye nara lgatay hain kia? ap ko khud pta chal jae ga

  • who says shia are muslim, shia and their alliance are not belong to islam they all are kafir and their big supporter Iran is one of terrorist country who provide aids to shia terrorist. I respect Mujahid Malik Ishaq and Riaz Basra who had blasten damn shiite throughout the country, and now it reached to the arab countries as well. my Question to those who says shia are not kafir what is going on in iran with suuni and in sham the bloody asad who is killing innocent sunni brutally murderd the children and of women. all is that Shia are all kafir kafir n kafir.

  • if the sunni peaple say that shia is kafeer they dont be kafeer ek masal hai jo kehta hai ke jo log kehta hai wo te .

  • agar shia kafer hai to cristian or hindo or budism kon hai wo sunni harami log ki khon hai haramzadoo

    • KAAFIR KAAFIR SHIA KAAFIR SHIAON PER LAANAT BE-SHUMAAR. SHIA HE IMAM HUSSAIN KE QAATIL HAIN BIBI ZAINAB KI BAD-DUA HAI IN PER KE YEH QAYAMAT TAK ROOTE OR APNI CHAATIYAN PIT’TAY RAHEN GAY –

    • HINDU BHI NON MUSLIM HAIN CHRISTIAN BHI NON MUSLIM HAIN OR SHIA BHI NON MUSLIM HAIN. FARQ TEENO MEI YEH HAI K HINDU OR CHRISTIAN NE KABHI KHUD KO MUSLIM NAHI KAHA LAKIN SHIA KEHTE HAIN K HUM MUSLIM HAIN.

  • A Profile of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi Leader Malik Ishaq
    Jan 14, 2013
    Author: Daud Khattak
    In 2012, Pakistan suffered a significant increase in attacks against its minority Shi`a Muslim population. The incidents occurred in Quetta in Baluchistan Province, as well as in Kurram Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Gilgit-Baltistan, Karachi, Rawalpindi and other areas around the country. In most of the incidents, militants lined up civilians, checked their identities, and then executed those suspected of being Shi`a. Other attacks involved improvised explosive device (IED) or suicide bomb attacks on Shi`a worship places, congregations and mourning processions. The attacks continued into 2013. On January 10, for example, militants targeted Shi`a Muslims at a snooker club in Quetta, killing 86 people.[1]

    The group Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) claimed responsibility for the majority of attacks. LJ is an anti-Shi`a sectarian militant group that was formed in 1996 by a group of men from the sectarian organization Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), the latter of which emerged in 1985 following the Iranian Revolution and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.[2]

    Although LJ conceals its leadership structure, one of the top leaders in the group is Malik Ishaq.[3] This article profiles Malik Ishaq as well as his role in LJ. It also discusses the present status of LJ and how the Pakistani state has failed to eliminate the group.

    Early History of Malik Ishaq
    Malik Ishaq was born in 1959 to a middle class family in Rahim Yar Khan town in Pakistan’s Punjab Province.[4] Although southern Punjab suffers from widespread poverty, Ishaq’s family owned a cloth shop as well as a small piece of land.[5]

    Similar to other children of his age, Ishaq quit school after the sixth grade, and joined his father’s cloth business. Ishaq did not attend a madrasa (religious seminary) for a formal religious education, but his close associates said he was influenced by the radical cleric Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, the founder of the anti-Shi`a SSP.[6] The SSP, which was created in 1985, served the purpose of combating the growing influence of the Iranian Revolution on both Sunni and Shi`a in Pakistan—often through the use of violence.[7]

    After meeting Maulana Jhangvi in 1989, Ishaq formally joined the SSP that same year and began anti-Shi`a activities. Ishaq’s close aide said that he was regularly reading religious literature and books authored by religious scholars. He used to cite references from this literature during his talks and discussions on matters relating to Shi`a-Sunni differences.[8]

    From the SSP to LJ
    As the SSP evolved, it began to play a more overt role in national politics and eventually became a political party. With the SSP’s growing interest in national politics, it was not able to engage in the same level of violence. This angered some members of the group who wanted to escalate violent activities against Shi`a in Pakistan. These differences escalated after the assassination of SSP chief Maulana Jhangvi by suspected Shi`a insurgents in 1990.[9]

    These differences eventually led to the creation of LJ in 1996. In that year, a number of SSP members founded LJ, including Muhammad Ajmal (also known as Akram Lahori), Riaz Basra and Malik Ishaq.[10] The organization was named after slain SSP leader Maulana Jhangvi.

    Despite their differences, the two organizations remained linked. The formation of LJ was also meant to create a military wing for the SSP along the lines of their Shi`a rivals, who were using Sipah-i-Muhammad (SM) as the armed wing of the Shi`a political party, Tehrik Nifaz-e-Fiqa Jafria (TNFJ). After SSP chief Maulana Azam Tariq was elected to Pakistan’s National Assembly in 1990 and 1993 and to the Punjab Assembly in 1997, the SSP had to rely on LJ for attacks against Shi`a.[11] This allowed the SSP to deny it had a role in violence.[12] Nevertheless, Pakistan’s government eventually banned the SSP in 2002 for its role in militancy.

    Initially, Riaz Basra, who also fought in Afghanistan alongside the Taliban and is alleged to have run a training camp for LJ militants in Sarobi district of Kabul,[13] was the leader of the newly-formed group. Police killed Basra, however, in May 2002, and Akram Lahori became the new leader.[14] Yet authorities soon apprehended Lahori as well, and he has been imprisoned since June 2002.

    Since this time, the leadership structure of LJ has not been clear. Yet it is widely known that Ishaq, who was released from prison in July 2011 after being jailed in 1997, now plays an important role in the group.[15] Shortly after Ishaq’s release from prison, for example, there was an unprecedented rise in LJ attacks on Shi`a throughout Pakistan.

    Malik Ishaq’s Suspected Role in LJ
    Ishaq has long been accused of playing a role in militancy. In 1997, Pakistani authorities arrested him on charges of murder, death threats and intimidation. Authorities allege that he masterminded the notorious attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in 2009 from his prison cell.[16] In that attack, a group of gunmen fired on the bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers, injuring six of them.[17] Six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed. According to multiple press reports, Ishaq himself admitted in October 1997 that he was involved in the killings of 102 people.[18]

    Despite the many charges and accusations, authorities released Ishaq from prison in July 2011 due to lack of evidence. As stated in the Express Tribune, “Malik Ishaq’s counsel declared that his client had been imprisoned for over 12 years and that the prosecution had failed to produce any cogent evidence which could implicate him in any of the 44 cases of culpable homicide for which he was accused, out of which he had been acquitted in 34.”[19]

    Upon his release, Ishaq’s first statement to his Kalashnikov-wielding supporters was that “we are ready to lay down lives for the honor of the companions of the Holy Prophet.”[20] His statement was immediately interpreted as a threat to the Shi`a and a morale boost for his LJ activists.[21] Later in the year, Ishaq was present at anti-U.S. rallies and public meetings of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC).[22]

    Soon after his release, there was a notable rise in attacks on Shi`a in several Pakistani cities attributed to LJ. In these attacks, a new tactic was employed: stopping passenger buses carrying members of the Shi`a sect, and killing all those identified as Shi`a.[23] In September 2011, for example, militants stopped a bus carrying Shi`a pilgrims in Baluchistan Province, and proceeded to kill 26 passengers who were identified as Shi`a pilgrims.[24] LJ claimed responsibility. Then, in August 2012, suspected LJ militants forced 25 Shi`a out of a bus in Gilgit-Baltistan and executed them.[25] According to police, the militants first checked each passenger’s identification papers, killing those identified as Shi`a. These are just two recent examples of a string of sectarian killings against Shi`a.

    For many analysts, it is not a coincidence that this rise in attacks came after Ishaq, the founding member of LJ, achieved freedom.[26]

    Weak Government Response
    Pakistan’s government has been criticized for its failure to punish militant leaders such as Malik Ishaq. The government already has a history of supporting anti-Shi`a outfits, or at least turning a blind eye to their activities. According to Arif Jamal, “For Pakistan, Malik Ishaq is a good Taliban as his group does not carry out attacks on the Pakistani military and is ready to carry forward the military’s national and regional agenda.”[27] This is in contrast to militants from Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who target Pakistani state interests. Many argue that Pakistan chooses to concentrate its resources on the various anti-state groups, such as the TTP, rather than create new enemies in LJ or, for example, Lashkar-i-Tayyiba.[28]

    The courts have been criticized for inaction as well, although the judges, lawyers and their families involved in the cases against prominent militant leaders often face death threats.[29] Indeed, many of the witnesses and their relatives in cases against Ishaq were found murdered.[30] Ishaq’s reach extends far. The Punjab government, for example, is accused of providing financial support to Ishaq’s family during the years he was in jail, with the apparent purpose to ensure peace in the province.[31]

    Nevertheless, there are increasing signs that the TTP, LJ and al-Qa`ida have collaborated to target both the Pakistani government as well as Shi`a in Pakistan.[32] Eventually Pakistan will be forced to address LJ’s escalating violence.

    Conclusion
    Pakistan’s government has a history of collaborating with militant groups that share its interests. Besides the obvious case of Lashkar-i-Tayyiba and the Kashmir conflict, Pakistan also reportedly supported the SSP and LJ in the 1980s to weaken Shi`a Muslims who might sympathize with the Iranian Revolution of 1979.[33] Yet in most of these instances of state complicity with militant groups, Pakistan eventually lost control over the relationship.

    A clear example is the case of Malik Ishaq and LJ. When the number of LJ armed activists was in the hundreds, the threat was limited and the relationship could be controlled. Yet now that thousands of radicalized youth have joined or support LJ, the relationship is no longer manageable.[34] The January 10 attack on Hazara Shi`a in Quetta that killed 86 people underscores this problem.[35]

    Apart from the support of state intelligence agencies for the militant outfits, the courts equally failed to award punishments to the militant leaders. Malik Ishaq was charged in nearly 200 criminal cases, but the frightened judges used to welcome him honorably in court, and even offered him “tea and cookies.”[36]

    As the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan draws nearer, and the Taliban’s attacks on sensitive Pakistani military installations continue to increase, the people’s trust in the state and its security agencies is eroding, and the country’s dozens of militant outfits are bringing instability to dangerous new levels.

    Daud Khattak is Senior Editor with RFE/RL’s Mashaal Radio in Prague, Czech Republic. Besides working in Afghanistan as Editor at Pajhwok Afghan News from 2005-2008, he worked with Pakistani English newspapers covering the situation in KP and FATA. In 2010, his paper on the situation in Swat, “The Battle for Pakistan: Swat Valley,” was published by the New America Foundation.

    [1] Abdul Sattar, “Pakistani Shiites Protest After Bombings Kill 120,” Associated Press, January 10, 2013.

    [2] Khalid Ahmad, “Who Killed General Zia?” Express Tribune, December 7, 2012.

    [3] See, for example, “Pakistan Arrests Banned LeJ Leader Malik Ishaq,” Dawn, August 30, 2012.

    [4] “Blood Flows Freely in Pakistan,” Ahlul Bayt News Agency, October 10, 2011.

    [5] Personal interview, Rabia Mahmood, journalist, Express Tribune, December 26, 2012.

    [6] Ibid. The journalist quoted Ishaq’s close aide, Attaullah.

    [7] Arif Jamal, “A Profile of Pakistan’s Lashkar-i-Jhangvi,” CTC Sentinel 2:9 (2009). The SSP would combat armed Shi`a groups as well. For example, Sipah-i-Muhammad (SM) was an armed wing of the Shi`a group Tehrik Nifaze Fiqa Jafria (TNFJ). See personal interview, Ayesha Seddiq, author of The Military Inc., December 23, 2012.

    [8] Personal interview, Rabia Mahmood, journalist, Express Tribune, December 26, 2012. The journalist quoted Ishaq’s close aide, Attaullah.

    [9] “Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, Terrorist Group of Pakistan,” South Asia Terrorism Portal, undated.

    [10] Syed Shoaib Hasan, “Divided We Fall,” Dawn, November 2, 2012.

    [11] Amir Rana, “Maulana Azam Tariq Profile,” Daily Times, October 7, 2003.

    [12] Jamal, “A Profile of Pakistan’s Lashkar-i-Jhangvi.”

    [13] “Lashkar-e-Jhangvi,” South Asia Terrorism Portal, undated.

    [14] Ibid.

    [15] “The Release of Malik Ishaq,” Express Tribune, July 15, 2011.

    [16] “Pakistan Arrests Banned LeJ Leader Malik Ishaq.”

    [17] Jane Perlez, “For Pakistan, Attack Exposes Security Flaws,” New York Times, March 3, 2009.

    [18] Harris bin Munawar, “Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the ‘Lack of Evidence,’” Dawn, July 19, 2011.

    [19] “The Release of Malik Ishaq.”

    [20] Munawar.

    [21] Ibid.

    [22] Ibid.

    [23] “Pakistan Shias Killed in Gilgit Sectarian Attack,” BBC, August 16, 2012.

    [24] Ibid.; Omer Farooq Khan, “Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Claims Balochistan Attack,” Times of India, September 21, 2011.

    [25] Ibid.

    [26] Arif Jamal, “A Dangerously Free Man,” Daily Jang, September 9, 2012. As stated by Jamal, “Soon after his release on bail, Malik Ishaq started his campaign against the Shias which resulted in more violence against them.”

    [27] Ibid.

    [28] Arif Jamal, “Meet ‘Good Taliban’ the Pakistani State Nurtured in the Last Three Decades,” The News International, September 18, 2012.

    [29] Ibid.

    [30] Ibid.

    [31] Ibid.

    [32] Amir Rana, “Enemy of the State – Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Militancy in Pakistan,” Jane’s Defence Security Report, August 5, 2009; “Lashkar-e-Jhangvi,” Mapping Militant Organizations, Stanford University, August 3, 2012.

    [33] Ibid.; Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr, “The Rise of Sunni Militancy in Pakistan: The Changing Role of Islamism and the Ulama in Society and Politics,” Modern Asian Studies 34:1 (2000): p. 157.

    [34] Personal interview, Ayesha Seddiq, author of The Military Inc., December 23, 2012.

    [35] Sattar.

    [36] “In Pakistan, a Militant Deal Sours,” Dawn, October 28, 2011.

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  • well i will only say that weather it is sipah e sahaba or any other such mujahid lashkar
    its workers are used and enraged by saying things that no sunni will tolerate but as for its leaders they are agents and are taking their share for making chaos.
    take malik ishak he looks like a fuckin dog to me he cant be an ameer for mujahideen.

  • Tum saaray jo shia logoon ko gaaliyan faitay ho aur non muslom kehtay ho apnay upar ghaur karo aur apnay aap kee islaah karo. Gashti kay bachay pain lanay . Yeh larkee sarah aur baakee yeh muawaya ka thukar faisal miawiya, tumharee maoon mei lun daal krh banda tab tak baahar na nikaalay jab tak un kee gand say lun baahir na niklay taakay kabhi tum jaisay bachay un kee phuddiyon mein say baahir na ayain. Sarah tpu gashtee agar kabhi mil gayee tou tunharee choot to zaroor phaaron ga. Baaqee saray kaafir yazeed kee aulad jaa kar shikaaree kutton aur habshiyoun say gaand marwa kar gaand ka keera marwayo.