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|Head of JUI-F. "Mullah Diesel."|
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|‘JUI-F creating hurdles to Fata-KP merger’|
|[DAWN] All Fata Students Forum on Sunday alleged that JUI-F chief was working on an agenda of someone else to keep the tribal people deprived of their due rights and urged the federal government to ensure merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa at the earliest.|
Speaking at a at Press Club, the forum chairman Farhad Ali said that the JUI-F’s recent convention on Fata issues had failed as majority of the participants belonged to settled districts who had nothing to do with the merger issue.
Mr Ali was flanked by Insaf Students Federation president Akhtar Gul, Islami Jamaat Talba focal person Waseem Haider, Khyber Youth Forum’s Aamir Afridi and Kuram Students Organisation president Mohammad Saleem.
He appreciated MNAs Shah Jee Gul, Shahabuddin and Sajid Turi and Senator Sajjad Turi for their efforts for the Fata-KP merger. He said that the students of Fata were determined to continue their struggle for implementation of the reforms.
The forum decided that it would intensify the ongoing struggle for merger of the tribal region with KP province. It proposed that a new committee should be constituted to expedite the reforms process in the tribal region.
|Tolerance threshold for militancy|
|[DAWN] Where differences of opinions crop up with the outside world or even with their critics within the country is on, for example, how to handle groups that the military believes have never gone rogue in Pakistain.|
"We need to deradicalise these groups and try and mainstream them before attempting to disarm them. This is important as we can’t fight on too many fronts and layers at the same time," explained one former officer.
The directives by leader to his men to contest elections under the banner of a new party he has created is seen as one such step. Moreover, this newspaper has carried news stories that another leader, Maulana , is also on the verge of launching a political party for mainstream, electoral politics.
It isn’t clear how would these groups-turned-political parties will react if they make no headway in electoral politics and their first attempts to secure seats in parliament to enforce their Islamic agenda are frustrated. Will they keep faith in the democratic process and persist or revert to jihad ‐ this time here?
Even if there is a desire in each state institution to brush away the mess created by decades of near-suicidal policies and start with a clean slate, it won’t be easy. And if state institutions continue to differ on the way forward even now then help us God.
In terms of the global environment, China may appear as if it is in our corner vis-à-vis the US but it would be foolish to assume Beijing’s tolerance threshold for religious militancy in Pakistain would be any different to Washington’s. Hope the policymakers understand this.
|Fazl demands review of foreign policy|
|[DAWN] ‐Faz chief on Wednesday urged the government to take the policy statement of US President on Afghanistan seriously and review its foreign policy accordingly.|
He told s at the residence of federal minister Akram Khan Durrani here that President Trump’s new Afghan policy was an eye-opener for Pakistain and therefore, the government should frame its foreign policy in light of it.
"Trump’s statement is an open threat for Pakistain. The government should re-examine its foreign policy," he said, adding that Americans didn’t intend to leave Afghanistan.
Mr Fazl said the new US policy on Afghanistan clearly showed that instead of ending it, Washington had planned to continue war in Afghanistan for an indefinite period.
He said Islamabad should not rely economically on Washington and instead look for new economic partners.
"We should strengthen our economic ties with China," he said.
The JUI-F chief said Pakistain had long been in trouble due to the ill-conceived policy of former military ruler , especially in the wake of his decision to join the alliance against the so-called war on terrorism.
"Unfortunately, the successive government continued with Musharraf’s policies. Pakistain has been trapped in this war although it is neither a terrorist country nor does it support terrorism," he said.
Mr Fazl about the reported violence against Rohingya s in Myanmar and said the situation was intolerable.
|JUI-F leader shot dead in Dera Ismail Khan|
|[DAWN] A local leader of the Jamaat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) was by in 's district early Saturday, police said.|
The targeted Maulana Syed Ataullah Shah while he was walking home after offering Fajr prayers near Banu Ada area of D.I. Khan, according to police.
Shah, who was serving as the khateeb (sermon-giver) of a local mosque these days, was considered to be a prominent leader of JUI Dera and a close aide of JUI-F chief He originally belonged to Panyala, but was residing in D.I. Khan city for past several years.
The past few days have seen several incidents of '>assassination in Dera city. Four people including two were killed and one civilian injured in four such incidents in a span of one week this month.
Two police constables were on August 11 near Kotli Imam Hussain . Two days later, a government servant was at his doorstep in Maryali area. A milk-seller was critically injured due to firing in Eidgah on August 17.
|Bangabandhu killer’s relative tried to supply arms to militants|
|[Dhaka Tribune] Two suspected who were in Ashulia on Sunday night were actually IED material suppliers for groups, said RAB sources.|
Addressing a yesterday, (RAB) Legal and Media Wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan confirmed this.
He added that RAB had learned that the two ‐ Md Imran Hossain alias Emran and Rafiqul Islam alias Junayed ‐ had supplied Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials to Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). RAB had yet to determine whether their link was with Old JMB or New JMB.
Mufti also said the two had disclosed to RAB that a close relative of one of the convicted killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had contacted them, attempting to supply them with weapons and ammunition.
Refusing to name the person, Mufti stated that RAB was still looking into the matter and trying to collect more information about that person.
The RAB media wing chief, however, hypothesised that the relative of Bangabandhu’s killer was possibly trying to destabilise the country by funding militancy.
The two arrested had also told RAB that the Arakan Rohingya terrorist group had tried to contact them and, disclosing this information, Mufti said RAB was also investigating this claim.
According to RAB, Imran joined Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh ( B) in 2001. He was trained in Mymensingh and later transferred to Chittagong. His job was to collect finances for the organization. In 2014, he joined JMB and began collecting the explosive supplies being sent to Chittagong from Dhaka and distributing them among the Chittagong dens.
Although Rafiqul is originally from Netrakona, he is a resident of Chittagong. He too was involved with HuJIB and was trained in Chittagong. There, he met and befriended Imran.
In 2015, Imran convinced Rafiqul to join JMB. Aside from being a teacher at a madrasa, Rafiqul began supervising the female who were used for the distribution of materials to local JMB bomb-making camps where the IEDs were assembled.
According to RAB media chief Mufti, Rafiqul’s second wife had been arrested by RAB earlier. He added that RAB was currently engaged in locating the Chittagong camps.
|HujiB Jhenaidah military commander arrested|
|[Dhaka Tribune] (RAB) has the Jhenaidah district unit military commander of banned group Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh ( B).|
Abdul Alim, 50, son of late Azizul Islam from Satkhira, was picked up early Saturday.
He was a close aide of Mufti Hannan, the chief of a faction of the outfit hanged recently, RAB said.
RAB 6 Jhenaidah Camp Commander Golam Morshed, also an assistant superintendent of police, said they had conducted raids at the district’s Hathgopalpur village in four teams.
They finally arrested Alim from in front a graveyard around 4am.
Later in the day, he was produced before a Chuadanga court amid tight security in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act. The accused admitted planning sabotage in Chuadanga, Meherpur and Jhenaidah, RAB said.
After the July 1 Gulshan attack, Alim started organising a team consisting of 10 members in the region, the RAB official said.
|Bangla: Mufti Hanan hanged|
|[DAWN] Bangladesh hanged three Islamist including the leader of a banned outfit on Wednesday, after they were sentenced to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the British ambassador.|
The authorities hanged Mufti Abdul Hannan, the leader of Harkatul Jihad Al Islami ( ), and one of his associates at Kashimpur prison just outside Dhaka and another associate in a jail in the northeastern city of Sylhet, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said. "They were hanged at 10 pm (1600 GMT)," he said.
The three were sentenced to death in 2008 for the grenade attack four years earlier at a 14th-century Sufi shrine in Sylhet, which killed three people and injured the British high commissioner at the time.
Bangladesh’s highest court last month upheld the death sentence, rejecting the final appeals by Hannan and the two associates, Delwar Hossain and Sharif Shahedul Islam.
They had sought clemency from the Bangladesh president in a last-ditch attempt to commute the execution orders to life sentences, but he rejected their pleas.
A madressah teacher who studied in India and Pakistain, Hannan, 60, fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan before returning to join HuJI, a group founded for jihadists who fought in that war.
Prosecutors said Hannan had headed HuJI since the late 1990s, ing deadly attacks on a church, secular gatherings, and mosques used by Islam’s minority sects.
In August 2004, in one of the country’s deadliest attacks, he ed the blasts at a political rally of the current Prime Minister outside her party office in central Dhaka.
Hasina, then leader of the opposition, narrowly survived what she said was an attempt. At least 22 people were killed and more than 100 .
By the time Hannan was in late 2005, more than 100 people had been killed in attacks he orchestrated across the -majority nation.
HuJI was the first Islamist outfit to emerge in Bangladesh, and rose to prominence as Hannan escalated its deadly operations under his leadership.
|Fazlur Rehman: a man for all seasons|
|[DAWN] Some may kill two birds with one stone butchief has the quality of killing many birds with one stone.|
|Fazl says Islam has no place for terrorism|
|[DAWN] Fazlur Rehman said on Sunday that peace and stability in the world could only be established by strictly adhering to Islamic ideology. (JUI-F) chief |
Accompanied by Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Saleh Bin Muhammad Ibrahim on stage, Fazl said that Islam was the religion of peace and love and peace could only be established in world by strictly following the teaching of Holy Koran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet ( ) in a true spirit.
He was addressing a public gathering at the concluding ceremony of the JUI-F-sponsored three-day centenary celebrations in Azakhel, Nowshera.
He said that this historic congregation had passed the message of hope and peace in world and would remove a sense of deprivation among masses.
JUI-F chief addresses a gathering in Nowshera. ─PPI
|The JUI-F’s dilemma|
|[DAWN] THE (JUI) is one of the oldest religio-political parties in the subcontinent. It has rendered a valuable contribution towards shaping the contemporary identity in India and Pakistain, besides influencing religious and political behaviour in other parts of the wider region.|
In Pakistain, the faction of the JUI that is led by
|Mufti Hannan to seek clemency|
|[Dhaka Tribune] Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh (B) leader Mufti Hannan will seek presidential pardon.|
Hannan informed it to the Kashimpur Jail authorities when the full verdict was read out to him around 10:30am on Wednesday.
"Hannan has told us that he will file the petition seeking presidential clemency with due process through his lawyer," Mizanur Rahman, jail superintendent, told the Dhaka Tribune.
Another death-row convict Sharif Shahedul Alam, Hannan’s aide, would also seek clemency, he added.
The other convict is Md Delwar Hossain.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division released the full text of its verdict reconfirming death penalties handed to Mufti Hannan and two accomplices for a failed attempt on the then British high commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury.
The full verdict reached to Kashimpur Jail on Tuesday night.
Three people were killed and Anwar sustained injuries in the grenade attack carried out during his visit to Shahjalal Shrine in Sylhet city on May 21, 2004.
The commissioner reported being hit in the stomach by a bomb, which then fell on the ground near the foot of the district chief and "with a big bang." Sixty-nine others were also injured.
The UK foreign secretary at the time, Jack Straw, said he was "deeply shocked" by the attack.
The HuJIB group was formed in 1992 and claims to have carried out at least 14 attacks, killing more than 100 people in the pursuit of establishing Shariah Law in Bangladesh.
A Sylhet court in December 2008 sentenced the trio to death and two others to life-time imprisonment for their roles in the attack. The High Court upheld the sentences in February 2016.
The same month, the death-row convicts appealed to the Appellate Division but to no avail. Their review petitions filed challenging the Appellate Division verdict were also rejected.
Hannan was also sentenced to death for the 2001 Ramna Batamul bombing, in which ten people were killed.
|Mufti Hannan jailbreak attempt fails|
|[Dhaka Tribune] In movie-style high drama, an attempt was made to snatch Mufti Hannan, one of the biggest s, from police custody on Monday evening.|
A prison convoy carrying en route to Kashimpur Central Jail was attacked near College Gate in Tongi around 6pm by a lone bomber.
Tongi SP Harun-ar-Rashid confirmed that the would-be rescuer .
Mufti Hannan, a death row convict, was read out his death warrant earlier in February. He had also filed a review petition against the sentence.
According to Tongi OC Firoz Talukdar, when the prison convoy was passing through College Gate area, a young man attacked the van with a pair of crude bombs, which missed and harmlessly on the road.
A nearby traffic patrol was alerted by the . Rushing to the scene, they managed to capture the young man, who has since been identified as Mostofa Kamal, 25, from Mymensingh.
Mostofa has been captured with about a dozen crude bombs and Tk7,500 in cash. During his primary interrogation, he told the police that he was paid Tk10,000 to hurl the bombs at the prison van.
It has been confirmed that some of the prisoners on the van are close associates of Mufti Hannan, chief of a faction of Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh ( B).
When contacted for further details, Senior Jail Superintendent Mizanur Rahman said four prisoners had been sent out to appear before a court on Monday.
Mizanur said: "Four vans had been despatched and all four have returned."
Asked whether Mufti Hannan or any of his associates were able to escape during the rescue attempt, Mizanur said they had all returned to the prison.
Mufti Hannan’s faction of HuJIB was allegedly involved in the August 21 bombing on an Awami League rally, the 2001 Ramna s, the 1999 bombing on a cultural event of Udichi in Jessore and an attempt to assassinate the then British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury in Sylhet in 2004.
He was sentenced to death for the death of three people in the attack on Bangladesh-origin envoy Anwar Choudhury. After his appeals were rejected by the High Court and the Appellate Division, the jail authorities read out the death warrant to him on February 6.
Earlier, had announced they had captured three over the past two weeks from Dhaka who were planning to bust Mufti Hannan out of prison. Two were from Mohammadpur on February 22 and one was seized from Shahjahanpur on March 1.
Authorities had also claimed that HuJIB was going to attempt to break Mufti Hannan out of jail before his execution.
The HuJIB has carried out at least 14 attacks in which over 100 people have been killed since its formation in 1992 with a view to establish Shariah Law in the country.
According to law enforcers, the plan was very similar to the one used to snatch three condemned JMB from police custody in 2014 killing a police constable. Two of the have since escaped to India but the third was recaptured within hours by the police.
The audacious rescue involved over two dozen rushing the prison van in Trishal in Mymensingh.