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|Head of JUI-F. "Mullah Diesel."|
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|Head of his own faction of the JUI|
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|Decree against Afghan Taliban|
|[DAWN] THE strength of the Afghan mainly rests with their territorial control in Afghanistan and a ’religious’ narrative of the struggle against the ’foreign occupation’ of Afghanistan. Kabul believes they can be delegitimised if Pak religious scholars issue a fatwa, or religious decree, against the Taliban’s armed resistance.|
Former president tried hard to pursue the Pak government and religious scholars from KP, including and Maulana , but all attempts proved futile. Kabul is still confident as army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa reportedly promised the Afghan government in October that he would try to obtain a fatwa from Pak religious scholars.
To what extent a fatwa can affect a resistance movement such as that of the Afghan Taliban is debatable; it is not certain who will issue and support such a decree, as Pak religious scholars have in many instances declared the Afghan Taliban’s resistance a jihad. It is no secret that most leaders of the Afghan Taliban studied in Pakistain’s madressahs and that sectarian affinity still exists between the two. Nevertheless, as part of a Pak media delegation that recently visited Kabul, this writer felt that Afghan officials were hopeful that an anti-Taliban fatwa would come from Pakistain soon.
As Pakistain’s media is busy covering internal political crisis, Afghanistan is rarely discussed at public forums; the Foreign Office and ISPR have also not issued any substantive statement on the issue of Afghans anticipating a fatwa. In connection with the army chief’s visit to Kabul in October, the media only reported on the establishment of high-level contacts between the two countries and formation of working groups to increase military, intelligence and economic cooperation, apart from evolving a joint mechanism for the return of Afghan refugees from Pakistain. These were positive developments and will, indeed, help reduce the trust deficit between the two countries. Nevertheless, the reported fatwa component has not been highlighted in the media.
|Sami links MMA’s revival to support for Fata-KP merger|
|[DAWN] -Sami chief Maulana on Saturday announced that the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal would be revived only if the religious parties, including JUI-F, supported the merger of Fata with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.|
He was speaking to the members of the Tribal Youth Jirga, who called on him at the Darul Uloom-e-Haqqania in Akora Khattak here to discuss the issue of Fata-KP merger.
The delegation comprised youth leaders from the PPP, ANP, PTI, , Qaumi Watan Party and other parties’ Fata chapters.
The JUI-S chief said he didn’t confront JUI-F leader but didn’t understand his logic behind opposition to the merger of tribal areas with KP.
"I don’t know why Maulana Fazlur Rehman is opposed to the merger of Fata with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa," he said.
Mr Sami said the JUI-F chief had never favoured bids to form alliance of religious parties.
He said ironically, Mr Fazl opposed the Shariat Bill in parliament though it was tabled by his teachers and even he made fun of it by declaring it shararat (mischief) bill.
"Maulana Fazlur Rehman studied at Darul Uloom-e-Haqqania for seven years but we don’t understand his aims and objectives," he said.
The JUI-S chief said he didn’t agree to the opinion that the Frontier Crimes Regulation was close to Islamic teachings, and rather declared it a system of brutalities.
"Tribal people are fighting a war for rights.
|‘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