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|Islamic sendoff for Qazi Hussain Ahmed in Peshawar|
The funeral prayers were led by JI Chief , and were attended by a large number of political and religious leaders including Central Amir of Jamaat e Ulema Islam (JUI-F) Fazlur Rehman, Chairman Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Pakistain President, Javed Hashmi, JUI-F leader, Hafiz Hussain Ahmed, JI leader Liaquat Baloch, Former Senior Minister, Siraj Ul Haq, JUI-Sami Chief, Maulana , Professor Khurshid Ahmed, former MNA Shabeer Ahmed Khan, senators, members of the parliament, officials, ex-local government representatives, and a large number of workers of JI.
After the prayers, his body was shifted to Ziarat Kaka Sahib in Nowshera district where he was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard.
Earlier today, Ahmed's body was brought from Islamabad to his residence in Peshawar.
Many party workers and supporters from all over the country were traveling to Peshawar to attend the funeral.
President of Pakistain Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Federal Information Qamar Zaman Kaira, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor and Chief Minister offered condolences over the death of the veteran politician and called it a great loss.
Pakistain league- Nawaz (PML-N) chief , Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain and Religious scholar and Minhaj-ul-Koran International chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, among others, also offered condolences over the demise of the former JI chief.
The 74-year-old religious scholar had died in Islamabad of cardiac illness.
Ahmed was suffering from cardiac disease for quite some time and turned critical three days ago.
Qazi Hussain Ahmed, 74, was also a prominent religious scholar, Islamic theologian, Islamic democracy advocate.
Qazi joined JI in 1978 and was elected as the party's ameer (chief) in 1987, a position he would be re-elected to on two more occassions before finally stepping down in 2009. He served as the party's ameer for 22 years.
Last November, he escaped an attack unhurt when a detonated explosives near his convoy in the Mohmand tribal agency.
|JI ready for alliance with the like-minded|
|[Dawn] Liaquat Baloch says they have yet to decide to make an alliance with any party for the forthcoming general elections. (JI) Secretary-General |
At a at the press club, he said his party was open to make alliance with "like-minded parties". PML-N chief has recently hinted at making an alliance with the JI.
He said joining religious alliance should be a good option but the chances of the MMA's revival had diminished because of "irresponsible" statements by JUI-F leaders.
Mr Baloch said the JI would take out rallies on Nov 23 against the Israeli attack on . He said the JI expressed solidarity with the people of Paleostinian and condemned the Israel attack on unarmed s. Baloch who returned from Sudan after attending a three-day convention of Islamic movements hosted by the Tehrik Islami, Sudan, said Paleostinian representatives told the participants that a one-sided genocide was being carried out in with help of US-manufactured arms. Israel had imposed a blockade on Gazooks for the last many years and even the food and medicines were not allowed into the area. Referring to Syrian representatives, Baloch said the US was deliberately delaying a peaceful solution in Syria only to protect Bashar al Asad and to allow maximum destruction of Syrian infrastructure, economy and human resource.
|JI plans protest rally at Torkham|
|[Dawn] has announced to organise a protest rally in the border town of Torkham on July 17 against reopening of routes for supplies to US-led forces in Afghanistan.|
Speaking at a here at Al Markaz-e-Islami on Sunday, JI provincial amir Prof. Mohammad Ibrahim said that Jamaat chief , former chief , central secretary general Liaquat Baloch and other leaders would lead the rally from Bagh-e-Naran, , to Torkham.
He said that the party workers would organise a sit-in in Hayatabad Township on July 16 and spend the night on the main road being used as main route for transportation of goods to the NATO forces.
Supplies for NATO forces via Peshawar are likely to start from Monday, as provincial and district governments had finalised security plan for protection of trucks. Authorities in would deploy Frontier Corps and Khasadar personnel to secure the main highway.
For the first time a political party will hold a protest demonstration on the border since the government extended Political Parties Order 2002 to Fata last year.
Prof. Ibrahim said that the JI rally would leave Peshawar at 10am on July 17 and the participants would stage a protest demonstration against the resumption of NATO supplies and Pakistain government's cooperation with the US.
"Over 20,000 JI workers would march from Peshawar to Torkham to register their protest against allowing the US-led NATO to
use Pak territory for transportation of weapons and other goods," the JI provincial amir said.
He said that that his party was a member of Difa-e-Pakistain Council, but the rally was being organised under the JI's banner.
|DPC postpones long march against resumption of Nato supplies|
|[Dawn] Difa-e-Pakistain Council (DPC), an alliance of religious and political parties, has announced to postpone its long march scheduled from May 27 against reopening of the supply routes to Afghanistan.|
This was announced by Liaquat Baloch, Secretary General of (JI) and chairman steering committee of the DPC in a here at JI headquarters on Wednesday night.
DPC leaders Maulana Amir Hamza, Allama Tahir Ashrafi, Amirul Azim, Maulana Abdul Malik, Maulana Abdur Rauf Farooqi, Allama Shamsur Rahman, Qari Mansoor Ahmed and others were also present.
Baloch said that the long march was postponed as Pakistain did not announce the restoration of NATO supplies during the Chicago summit. He added that the organising committee has decided to continue the protests across the country against the NATO and the US.
Baloch said that the heads of DPC would meet in JI office on May 26 and a convention of Ulema, students and labourers would be held near Quaid's mausoleum to press for stoppage of NATO supplies.
He also condemned the killing of innocent people in .
|Troops' pullout from Siachen: Nawaz idea draws Qazi's ire|
|[Dawn] Former Jamaat-i-Islam chief on Friday opposed the proposal of unilateral withdrawal of troops from Siachen and said if it happened, it would tantamount to accepting India occupation of the glacier.|
Talking to journalists after addressing party workers in Khairabad area of Nowshera, Mr Qazi criticised Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief for suggesting Pakistani troops' unilateral pullout from Siachen and said the suggestion was irresponsible.
He said India should take initiative and take its troops on Siachen glacier to the 1984 position and once that happened, Pakistain should withdraw forces from there.
"India committed aggression and sent its troops to Siachen. Unilateral troop pullout by Pakistain will tantamount to recognition of Indian occupation of the glacier," he said.
The JI chief also opposed resumption of goods' supply to Afghanistan-based forces through Pakistain and said the government and the army should avoid providing 'oxygen' to the Indian occupation forces.
He blamed NATO forces for the killing of hundreds of thousands of Paks and Afghans over the years and said his party was opposed to the reopening of NATO supply and would let it happen.
JI general secretary Liaquat Baloch, who was also in attendance, said people would block NATO supply route if the government decided to let goods for Afghanistan-based forces pass through the country. He said the US and its allies had suffered defeat in Afghanistan and were looking for safe exit.
Mr Baloch demanded immediate end to military operations in Fata and and said the operations had worsened the situation in the two regions instead of restoring peace.
In Charsadda, JI provincial chief Professor Mohammad Ibrahim told a 'Youth Assembly' in the day that his party would bring about Islamic revolution in the country by organising Pak youth and give them proper direction to meet future challenges.
The assembly, which was organised by Shabaab-e-Mili, the JI youth wing, had JI provincial vice chief Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Shabaab-e-Mili central president Attiqur Rehman,
provincial president Abrar Akbar, district chief Mohammad Riaz Khan, Shabaab-e-Mili district president Shabbir Ahmad, former MPA Arshad Khan and former Naseer Mohammad Khan in attendance.
Professor Ibrahim said enforcement of Islamic system was the only solution to the country's current socioeconomic and security crises. He said corrupt rulers had been imposed on the country and they had given the people prolonged power outages, high inflation, growing lawlessness and massive unemployment.
He said if elected to power, JI would give people jobs, peace and goods at affordable prices. The JI leader later awarded shields to Faiz Mohammad, Hamdullah Jan, Dr Zahoor Ahmed, Ghafirullah, Farhad Ali Rabbani, Shah Zed, Shaukat Ali, Hafeez Suhail Ahmad and Arshad Shahkar for highlighting people's problems and trying to resolve them.
around 50 noted scholars of Charsadda on Friday issued a fatwa (decree) that administration of vaccines to children under the age of five was not un-Islamic.
The fatwa was issued at Ulema Convention organised by National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) to seek cooperation in convincing parents about vaccination of their children.
|Nationalists refuse to attend All-Parties Conference on Balochistan|
|QUETTA: Baloch and Pashtun nationalists have declined the invitation of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council to participate in the All-Parties Conference (APC) on Balochistan, scheduled to be held in Quetta today (Monday).|
The Baloch National Front, an alliance of several hardliner nationalist parties and students’ organisations, had already boycotted the APC. On the other hand, the DFC’s contact committee is busy in persuading political and nationalist parties for the past four days to ensure their participation, but Balochistan PPP former president Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani, JWP President Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti and PML-N leader General (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch have announced their boycott of the APC. Arrangements have been finalised for the APC, which would be chaired by DFC Chairman Samiul Haq. All leaders of the council, including Maulana Samiul Haq, JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch, Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, former ISI chief General (r) Hameed Gul, Jamaat Ahle-Sunnat leader Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi, Ulema Pakistan Council leader Tahir Ashrafi and PML-Zia President Ejazul Haq have reached to attend the APC.
|Jamaat's tough stance hampers MMA revival|
|[Dawn] The tough stance of may block restoration of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) though Jamaat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) seems optimistic about the revival of the alliance, according to sources.|
JUI-F provincial secretary information Abdul Jalil Jan said in a statement on Sunday that the party central general council had authorised the leadership to continue efforts for the revival of the alliance of religious parties.
He said that JUI-F central council comprising 400 members, headed by , met in Lahore last week and allowed its leadership to carry on endeavours for the restoration of MMA. Members from all four provinces and tribal areas attended the council meeting.
The MMA, an alliance of six religious parties, was formed in early 2002 that swept the general elections in . The alliance formed governments in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and after 2002 general polls.
The MMA was dissolved in October 2007 owing to differences among its member parties. Apart from JUI-F and JI, JUI-S, Jamaat Ulema-i-Pakistain, Jamaat Ahl-i-Hadith and Pakistain Tehrik-i-Islami were also part of the alliance.
A of JUI-F told Dawn that homework had been completed for the restoration of MMA and the alliance was likely to be formally restored next month.
He said that Maulana Samiul Haq, chief of his own faction of JUI and head of Pakistain Defence Council, would not be part of the MMA this time. Maulana Samiul Haq, founder of the MMA, had also quit the alliance.
"The JI is very keen in restoration of MMA and leaders of all factions are likely to meet in Islamabad next month and will make announcement in this regard," he claimed. He added
that restoration of the alliance was possible before elections.
a source in the JI said that his party had set tough conditions for rejoining the alliance and Maulana Fazlur Rehman might not agree on those terms and conditions.
He said that JI wanted to rejoin the alliance when government announced schedule for general elections while JUI was insisting for its immediate restoration.
JI central shura is meeting in Lahore on Monday that will decide fate of the alliance.
The source said that revival of MMA would not be possible unless JUI-F accepted major demands of Jamaat.
"One major demand of the JI is that Fazlur Rehman will not cooperate with the Pakistain People's Party in future," he said, adding that Jamaat also demanded 50 per cent share in the allotment of tickets both for national and provincial assemblies.
He said that JI also wanted new code of conduct for the restoration of MMA. He said that JI wanted equal share in the allotment of seats in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Fata because the party had improved its vote bank in both the areas.
The Jamaat-e-Islami has set up a five-member committee, headed by its central general secretary Liaquat Baloch, to finalise conditions and demands for rejoining MMA.
The committee, sources said, had finished its work and would present its report in the shura meeting in Mansoora, the party central headquarters.
The sources said that JI was also taking into consideration electoral alliance or seat to seat adjustment with Pakistain Tehrik-i-Insaf in next general elections. They said that it was very early for JI to rejoin MMA.
|Iranian forces gun down 3 Pakistani fishermen|
|[Pak Daily Times] At least three Pak fishermen were killed and two others received injuries when Iranian forces opened fire on them over entering the Iranian waters in Pasaband area, about 35 kilometers off Jiwani, a coastal town in The trailer was engaged in illegal fishing and all the victims belonged to Sindh province and had entered Balochistan from . |
Talking to the Daily Times, Gwadar DPO Liaquat Baloch confirmed that Iranian forces three Pak fishermen while three others . "The trailer, named 'Al-Marian', entered Iranian territorial waters where the incident took place. The trailer is registered in ," he said. According to police, there were two trailers, one of them when Iranian forces opened fire while the other was captured. " and injured are in the custody of Iranian forces and they had not informed Pakistain formally," they said.
One of was identified as Muhammad Shakeel, the son of the crew identified as Gulam Muhammad, who was also injured in the incident, while two others were not identified yet. One of the injured was identified as Abdul Haleem. Sources in Gwadar and Pasni said that at least five fishermen were killed and five others received injuries while 15 to 20 people were by Iranian forces. "All the people belonged to . They first entered Balochistan and later moved towards Iranian territorial water, where they ignored the warning of Iranian forces," fishermen in Pasni told this scribe via phone. DPO Gwadar said he was engaged in establishing contact with Iranian officials for handing over of the bodies and the injured. "Investigation is underway in this connection," he said.
|JI expresses solidarity with people of Karachi|
|[Dawn] A Solidarity Day was observed on Jumatul Wida all over the country on the appeal of Jamaat-i-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan.|
Protest rallies were held in the federal and s besides district headquarters after the Friday prayers.
The Jamaat leaders condemned the s, bloodshed, extortion and abductions going on in the port city. They assured the ites that the patriotic people all over the country stood with them and shared their worries.
The speakers urged the rulers to take serious steps for controlling bloodletting in . They also urged all religious and political parties to sit together minus the MQM for finding out a solution to the crisis and for the enforcement of rule of law in the mega city.
Speaking at the Mansoora mosque, Mr Hasan said international mafia wanted to annihilate Pakistain and there were conspiracies to tear apart and from the country.
The MQM was the local actor in this plot, he alleged, adding a situation was being created in the country that could create a justification for placing our nuclear installations under international control. The JI chief said it was immaterial whether the MQM was a part of the Sindh government or not, the fact remained that an MQM man had been the Sindh governor for the last 10 years.
A rally was taken out on Multan Road near Mansoora, where Secretary-General Liaquat Baloch said colonial powers wanted to snatch our freedom as international mafia had joined hands against the s.
He said that calling troops in would not help solve the issue but would pave the way for the US and Indian interference in the port city. He urged the media to point out the elements involved in the gory crimes in the port city.
|Efforts on to revive MMA|
|[Dawn] Two constituents of the defunct Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) have re-launched their efforts to revive the six-party religious alliance in the wake of prevailing political scenario.|
The alliance went into dormancy when Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam of participated in the February 2008 general elections in violation of the MMA leaders' decision of boycotting the polls in line with the All-Pakistain Democratic Movement (APDM) policy.
Maulana Fazl had earlier annoyed his colleagues in the alliance, especially Qazi Husain Ahmad of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), by failing to fulfill the promise of dissolving (then NWFP) Assembly to render incomplete the electoral college
for presidential polls held in October 2007 and ostensibly paving the way for General Musharraf's election.
Leaders of the JI and Jamiat Ulema Pakistain-Noorani (JUP-N) met here on Wednesday in a bid to resuscitate the religious
Led by Munawwar Hasan and Liaquat Baloch of the JI and Pir Ijaz Hashmi and Qari Zawwar Bahadur of the JUP-N, delegations of the two parties discussed ways and means to contact various religious and political parties.
The JUP-N would shortly convene a meeting of the MMA constituent parties in this regard and a final date would be made public after contacting all the members of the gathering.
Hashmi later told Dawn that the session would be held in . Both the parties also decided to bring together all "patriotic" opposition parties, Hashmi said and added that likely expansion in the MMA would also be discussed in the meeting.
|CCTV cameras capture gunmen behind minibus massacre|
|[Dawn] The wave of 'ethnic violence' thly affected Orangi Town on Tuesday spread to other parts of the city on Wednesday, when the most gruesome incident of the day took place early in the morning in Gulshan-i-Iqbal where five men were found in a minibus.|
The minibus, of route D7, was found parked in Block 1 of Gulshan-i-Iqbal containing the five bodies, which the police shifted in a single ambulance to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.
The bodies were later identified as those of minibus driver Wali Mehsud, Ghulam Jan, Ahmed Jan and Niaz Jan.
A for the Awami National Party said that the latter three were relatives. They hailed from and lived in Landhi.
The fifth victim was later identified as Liaquat Baloch, a resident of Gulberg. His body was found stuffed in a gunny bag, police said.
They said the four men were shot in the head by , while Liaquat Baloch had strangulation marks.
Quoting the conductor of the minibus, who had jumped off the minibus and to safety, SSP Niaz Ahmed Khosa told Dawn that the minibus had started its journey at Sohrab Goth for Landhi.
When it reached near the Fazal Flour Mill on Rashid Minhas Road, suspects riding two s stopped and boarded the bus and held the passengers at gunpoint.
The ill-fated minibus was caught on CCTV cameras at three spots when it was travelling in Gulshan-i-Iqbal. The footage showed two motorcyclists tailing the minibus, told Dawn.
In Gulshan Block 1, two men stopped a van of the Gulshan-i-Iqbal and informed the police that they had heard shots being fired inside the minibus as it passed by.
Subsequently, the police van drove in the direction and soon found the minibus dripping with blood.
The spot where the minibus was abandoned was also covered in the CCTV footage obtained by the police in which three suspects could be seen coming out of the minibus and running to the two s, the police said.
"The minibus stopped at the spot at 5.57am and within a few seconds the three suspects disembarked it and . Two minutes later the police van reached the scene," said SSP Khosa.
the body found stuffed in the gunny bag remained a mystery. Police collected seven spent bullet casings of 9mm and .30-bore pistols in the minibus.
The family of the murdered driver said Wali Mehsud, 26, had married about six months back.
In other incidents of violence, the body of a young man bearing a gunshot wound was found within the remit of the Mauripur . The police said the victim was later identified as Nasir Khan, an ANP activist. The victim was a resident of Rasheedabad.
Police said that later when the body was taken to his home in Rasheedabad, people in Baldia resorted to indiscriminate firing in the area that resulted in the death of Salman Sheikh, a factory worker who was going for lunch. The incident occurred within the jurisdiction of the Site-B .
His body was taken to the Civil Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
In the abad area of Orangi Town, Sharafat was killed and two others were when opened fire on them.
A for the ANP claimed that Sharafat was a party worker. His body was taken to the Qatar Hospital in Orangi Town.
two persons in Orangi Town on Tuesday died in the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital on Wednesday, hospital sources said.
They were identified as Jahan Bibi, who was brought from Qasba 2½, and Rameez.
In the early hours of Wednesday, Naresh Kumar, 23, was killed by riding s within the remit of the Napier .
The victim was a resident of Murad Memon Goth and had come to Lyari to attend a family gathering, the police said.
Similarly, also in the early hours of Wednesday, another young man, Sha'aban, was in Khadda Market. The victim was a resident of Nayabad.
On Wednesday, two men were targeted in a different incident in Gulshan-i-Iqbal and North Nazimabad, police said.
In the first incident, Haji Abdussalman, 25, was targeted by riding a near the Dhaka Sweets shop in Gulshan-i-Iqbal. The victim was rushed to a private hospital, where on arrival. The police said a pistol was found in the possession of the dead.
In North Nazimabad, a man was killed within the remit of the Shahrah-i-Noor Jahan .
The North Nazimabad SP said Asghar Khan, 40, was on the rooftop of his house when he was hit by a bullet. Police said he did not have any political affiliation.
a for the ANP said that Asghar Khan, son of Umar Khattab, was the vice president of its Ward UC-2.
Orangi Town SP Khurram Waris said that 12 suspects were in different parts of the town and weapons were seized from them.
As many as 10 people were killed and dozens others were in violence on Tuesday.
As firing continued and tension prevailed on a second day of violence, residents of Qasba Colony, Kati Pahari and other parts of Orangi Town remained confined to their homes and ran short of basic commodities of daily use.
|JI, Muslim Brotherhood join hands|
|[Dawn] The Jamaat e Islami Pakistain and the Ikhwanul oon ( ) of Egypt, on Wednesday decided to join hands to solve issues faced by s all over the world and to promote the true image of Islam.|
Both the parties also decided to strengthen the relations between Islamic movements in different countries, and to counter propaganda against Islam.
A three members JI delegation, led by the JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan, is currently on a four day visit to Egypt on the invitation of the Ikhwanul oon chief Dr. Muhammad Badei.
Formal talks between the two sides were held between the JI chief, Secretary General Liaquat Baloch and JI Foreign Affairs chief Abdul Ghaffar Aziz, and the chief Dr Muhammad Badei, Secretary General Dr Mehmudul Hasan and other central leaders.
The two sides held detailed discussions which focused on the need for closer and stronger ties between Islamic movements all over the world. Also discussed during the meetings were the latest situations in and Paleostine.
JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan congratulated the leadership and the Egyptian people on the successful revolution in their country, and also paid homage to the of the Tehrir Square. He also welcomed the recognition of the Ikhwanul oon's legal status within Egypt, and the formation of the Freedom and Justice party.