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India-Pakistan
Fazl asks ECP to decide foreign funding case to maintain its credibility
2019-12-01
[DAWN] Chief of his own faction of the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one that was led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spent more time running his madrassah until his secretary rubbed him out in a jealous rage. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
(JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman
...Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty...
on Friday warned that the Election Commission of Pakistain would lose its credibility if it failed to decide the foreign funding case against the ruling Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
He reiterated his demand that "fair and transparent" elections be held as early as possible since it was the only solution to the recent crisis in the country.

Addressing a protest demonstration in front of the ECP office here, Maulana Fazl was seen to stand firm on his demand of removing the PTI government and announcement of early elections, calling it a consensus decision of all opposition parties which had recently met in Islamabad.

He said the protest in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
was also part of the same strategy devised by the opposition parties, which decided to organise joint protest rallies and public meetings at district level throughout the country as part of their ongoing anti-government campaign.

"After a series of blunders, this incompetent government has now made the appointment on the most important and sensitive post in the country [chief of the army staff] a joke," he said referring to the recent order of the Supreme Court that suspended the federal government’s Aug 19 notification for extension/reappointment of Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa for another three-year term after completion of his tenure on Nov 28.

Related:
Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam: 2019-11-27 JUI-F leader Mufti Kifayatullah injured after attack by unknown assailants
Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam: 2019-11-20 Govt's days are numbered, Fazlur Rehman tells PM Imran
Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam: 2019-10-30 IHC suspends decision to cancel JUI-F leader Hafiz Hamdullah's citizenship
Related:
Fazlur Rehman: 2019-11-25 Maulana calls multi-party conference to devise next anti-government strategy
Fazlur Rehman: 2019-11-24 Imran casts doubt on Nawaz’s medical reports
Fazlur Rehman: 2019-11-20 Govt's days are numbered, Fazlur Rehman tells PM Imran
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India-Pakistan
Rights activist Idris Khattak abducted by unidentified men at Swabi Interchange, says driver
2019-11-19
[DAWN] Rights activist Idris Khattak was allegedly kidnapped by faceless myrmidons while on his way from Akora Khattak village to Swabi, his driver Shahsawar told police, DawnNewsTV reported on Monday.

In a complaint filed in Anbar cop shoppe, Shahsawar said that he was driving Khattak to Swabi when about four faceless myrmidons stopped the activist's car at Swabi Motorway Interchange and kidnapped him. The incident took place on November 13, according to the complaint. Though complaints have been lodged by Khattak's driver and family, police are yet to register a first information report (FIR).

Officials did confirm that Khattak was missing but said an FIR will be lodged after an initial investigation.

Politician Jibran Nasir claimed that the activist was "kidnapped by intel agencies six days ago on Islamabad Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistain's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire...
highway near Swabi Interchange". Nasir said that the driver was kidnapped along with Khattak but was released after three days. However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
the application filed by Shahsawar did not mention any such occurrence.


Related:
Akora Khattak: 2019-04-12 Funds for Haqqania
Akora Khattak: 2018-11-18 Police seek court's permission to exhume Maulana Samiul Haq's remains
Akora Khattak: 2018-11-16 Police send letter to JUI-S leader's 'missing' secretary
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India-Pakistan
'War' against government will only end after its fall, says Fazlur Rehman
2019-10-06
[DAWN] Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one that was led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spent more time running his madrassah until his secretary rubbed him out in a jealous rage. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman
...Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty...
on Saturday likened his upcoming 'Azadi' March to a "war", which he said would "only end when the government falls".
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India-Pakistan
Govt will never strike a deal with Fazlur Rehman: interior minister
2019-09-12
[DAWN] Interior Minis­ter retired Brig Ijaz Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said that the government will never strike a deal with Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one that was led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spent more time running his madrassah until his secretary rubbed him out in a jealous rage. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
...Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty...
and was confident that his call for a march on Islamabad will not be met with the kind of response Rehman seeks.

"People will not join Fazlur Rehman in this exercise," the interior minister declared in an exclusive interview with DawnNewsTV.

He went on to say that not only will there be no deal, but the JUI-F chief will himself lose interest and back off from the idea.

The interior minister said that he respects Rehman, "as he is, after all, a religious scholar," but questioned the wisdom of such a move "when India has its hands over our jugular vein (Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
Brig Shah expressed conviction that the government will not only prevail in this term but will succeed in getting re-elected for another. "In the next four years, Pakistain will witness substantial improvements," he added.

He said that the condition the country was currently in could not be blamed on one individual. "The ruling class has destroyed Pakistain," he said, holding all previous governments equally responsible.
Related:
Fazlur Rehman: 2019-09-05 Hamza Shahbaz sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand
Fazlur Rehman: 2019-09-03 Two shopkeepers killed, as many passers-by injured in groups clash in Gujrat
Fazlur Rehman: 2019-08-28 Long march call against govt receives cold response
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India-Pakistan
Opposition parties hold multi-party conference on Maulana Fazlur Rehman's call
2019-08-20
[DAWN] A multiparty conference of the opposition went underway in Islamabad around Monday noon.

The conference, which was called and is being hosted by Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one that was led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spent more time running his madrassah until his secretary rubbed him out in a jealous rage. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
...Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty...
, is being attended by leaders and members of most opposition parties. However,
if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
PPP co-chairmen Asif Ali Ten Percent Zardari
...husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who has been singularly lacking in curiosity about who done her in...
and Bilawal Baby Bhutto Zardari
...Pak dynastic politician, son of Benazir Bhutto and grandon of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. As far as is known, Bilawal has no particular talents other than being pretty and being able to memorize political slogans, but he had the good luck to be born into the right family and he hasn't been assassinated yet...
, and PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif are not in attendance.

Commenting on the key leaders' absence, Special Adviser to Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan tweeted to say that the PPP and PML-N had yet again 'played' Rehman by not showing up.

The prime minister's adviser said that Rehman's time would be better spent condemning the atrocities in Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
rather than finding common ground the the two leading opposition parties.
Related:
Multiparty conference: 2015-06-01 Massacre in Mastung
Multiparty conference: 2015-01-16 Destroying the snake-pit
Multiparty conference: 2015-01-16 Extremism being promoted in Balochistan to weaken nationalists: Mengal
Related:
Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam: 2019-08-06 JUI-F leader, son killed in Quetta
Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam: 2019-07-29 Maulana Fazlur Rehman threatens march on Islamabad if government does not step down by August
Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam: 2019-07-14 Fazl demands Nawaz’s release after video leak
Related:
Fazlur Rehman: 2019-08-02 No-confidence vote: Other parties 'used' by Fazlur Rehman for his own politics, Faraz regrets
Fazlur Rehman: 2019-07-29 Maulana Fazlur Rehman threatens march on Islamabad if government does not step down by August
Fazlur Rehman: 2019-07-14 Fazl demands Nawaz’s release after video leak
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India-Pakistan
Funds for Haqqania
2019-04-12
[DAWN] THE relationship between the PTI and the late Maulana Samiul Haq
...
the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time. Now beyond all cares and wore, courtesty of his jealous secretary...

’s party is not new.

While the ruling party may have initially been drawn to the murdered holy man’s JUI-S due to the mutual animus between the PTI and the JUI-F, the KP government appears to be constant in its support for Darul Uloom Haqqania
...an Islamic seminary located in Akora Khattak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The seminary propagates the Deobandi trend of Sunni Islam and is headed by Maulana Samiul Haq, known as the Godfather of the Taliban. It has been dubbed The University of Jihad due to the methods and content of instruction along with the future occupations of its alumni....
, the controversial seminary located in Nowshera and known as ’jihad university’.

This sobriquet is, of course, well earned, as the madressah has been churning out fighters since the days of the Afghan jihad, while it counts members of the Afghan Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
amongst its alumni.

As reported in this paper on Wednesday, the KP government has diverted Rs30m meant for higher secondary schools and given them to the Haqqania madressah. This would be the third time the KP administration has showered its munificence on the seminary; in the 2016-17 budget, it had allocated a whopping Rs300m, while in February, Rs277m were reportedly allocated to the Haqqania madressah.

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India-Pakistan
Murder charges dropped against Samiul Haq’s secretary
2019-03-09
[DAWN] Murder charges against Syed Ahmed Shah, secretary to late senator Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time. Now beyond all cares and wore, courtesty of his jealous secretary...
, were dropped by a judicial magistrate on Thursday after Haq’s sons told the court that they were not accusing him of their father’s murder.

Mr Shah was tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
for murder on Feb 28 by the Airport police and presented before the court of a judicial magistrate for physical remand.

He was remanded into police custody for four days, which was then extended for two more days on Friday because the police said they wanted to interrogate him further, as previous interrogations had not revealed anything they could use to charge him with murder or to help find the real killer.

The six-day remand ended on Thursday, when Mr Shah was produced before judicial magistrate Zaib Shahzad Cheema.

Haq’s sons Maulana Hamidul Haq and Hafiz Rashidul Haq also appeared in court, where they submitted an affidavit stating that Mr Shah was not an accused in their father’s murder.

Maulana Hamidul Haq confirmed to Dawn that he appeared in court along with his brother.

"We prayed to the court that Ahmed Shah was not our accused as a superpower was involved in the murder of our father, therefore, we do not want to charge any innocent person with murder," he said, adding that the magistrate dropped the charges after their affidavit was submitted in the court.

He added that the police have assured him the case has not been closed and investigations into Haq’s murder will continue.

Regional Police Officer Ahmed Ishaq Jhangeer told Dawn that Mr Shah’s arrest came about after he failed a polygraph test and after he made inconsistent statements.

Mr Shah had been staying with Haq when he was stabbed to death by unidentified individuals in Bahria Town Safari II on Nov 2, 2018.

Mr Shah had said in an earlier statement that he had left the house, locking the gate from outside, to fetch water from a filtration plant. During this time unidentified individuals entered the house, stabbed Haq and escaped.

He later changed his statement and said he did not lock the gate when he left.

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India-Pakistan
Remand of Maulana Sami’s secretary extended
2019-03-07
[DAWN] A court on Tuesday extended the physical remand of Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time. Now beyond all cares and wore, courtesty of his jealous secretary...
’s secretary for two more days as police wanted to interrogate him to ascertain the circumstances in which the JUI-S leader was murdered in November last year.

Syed Ahmed Shah was nabbed
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
by the police on Feb 28 on murder charges and produced in the court late last week.

The court granted four days’ physical remand of the suspect during which the Sherlocks could not make any significant progress in the case.

When contacted, Regional Police Officer Ahmed Ishaq Jehangir told Dawn that Mr Shah was arrested after he failed a polygraph test and gave inconsistent statements.

The suspect in his earlier statement had said he locked the main gate of Maulana Sami’s house from outside before he went to a filtration plant. Later, he said he didn’t lock the gate while going out, said a police official close to the investigation.
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India-Pakistan
Maulana Samiul Haq's personal secretary arrested, labelled person of interest in murder probe
2018-12-14
[DAWN] An important development in the murder case of Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
took place on Thursday as the dear departed's personal secretary, Ahmed Shah, was tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
by police.

The arrest took place with the assistance of the maulana's relatives, police told DawnNewsTV.

Maulana Sami, an influential religious scholar and former senator, was assassinated by unidentified suspect(s) at his residence in Rawalpindi on November 2.

The maulana's personal secretary had "disappeared mysteriously" funeral his funeral. Despite repeated efforts, police said they had previously been unable to locate him.

The secretary is currently being interrogated regarding the murder.

"Maulana Samiul Haq's secretary can prove to be a very important figure in this case," a police official told DawnNewsTV.

One month into the killing, police had been unable to make any significant progress in the investigation into the murder of the Jamaat-e-Ulema Islam-Sami chief.

On December 5, however, an interim charge sheet of the case was submitted by the police to the airport judicial magistrate.

The interim charge sheet contains the statements of the victim’s son and a report on more than 12 individuals, the mobile phone data of the maulana and a police investigation report.

However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
the report does not identify a prime suspect.

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India-Pakistan
No progress in Maulana Samiul Haq murder investigation
2018-12-06
[DAWN] One month on, the police have not made any progress in the investigation into the murder of Jamaat-e-Ulema Islam Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
.

However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
an interim charge sheet of the case was submitted by the police in the court of an additional session judge on Monday.

The interim charge sheet contains the statements of the victim’s son and a report on more than 12 individuals, the mobile phone data of the JUI-S chief, the preliminary statement given by the victim’s secretary and a police investigation report.

However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
it does not identify a prime accused. The police was to submit an interim charge sheet for the murder case within 14-days of the incident.

The police have been waiting for the DNA report of the samples taken from the victim’s body and those taken from elsewhere at the scene of the crime.

The police have been reluctant to share details of their investigation with the dear departed’s family nor have they made the details public. No cash reward has been offered for information that could lead to the murderer.

"We cannot say anything at the moment because we are still investigating into the murder," a police official close to the investigation said.

The police’s attempts to exhume Maulana Sami’s body for a post-mortem have also been unproductive after the concerned court of law as well as the family refused permission for the exhumation.

The request was made to the additional session judge by the Rawalpindi police which was forwarded to the concerned court in Nowshera which rejected it.
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India-Pakistan
JUI-S says won’t allow exhumation of Sami’s body
2018-11-19
[DAWN] Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...a Pak religious party. It is usually part of the govt, never part of the solution...
-Sami (JUI-S) on Saturday said it would not allow exhumation of the body of Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
for a postmortem as police had got permission from a sessions judge of Rawalpindi in this regard.

"We have not yet received any official or court order regarding exhumation of the body of Shaheed Maulana Samiul Haq, but why will we allow the postmortem today which was refused yesterday (immediately after the incident)," said JUI-S provincial chief Maulana Yousaf Shah.

He said that they had not received any notice regarding postmortem, adding it was the right of heirs of a family to allow police to conduct it or not. He said that in this connection the decision of Shariat Court was also available that the government could not force a family for the postmortem.

The JUI-S leader said that the history showed that the government had never tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
any culprit on the basis of postmortems. He said that the government had failed to arrest the killers so far and now was trying to hide its failure on the pretext of postmortem.
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India-Pakistan
Police seek court's permission to exhume Maulana Samiul Haq's remains
2018-11-18
[DAWN] The investigation team probing the murder of Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...the political wing of the Pak Taliban...
-S leader Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
has approached Additional District and Sessions Judge, Nowshera, with a request that they be allowed to exhume the dear departed leader's remains and conduct a post-mortem, police officials said.

The request was filed in the court of ADSJ Hidayatullah Khan by Sub-Inspector Jameel of the homicide unit at Rawalpindi's airport cop shoppe.

The application asserts that a post-mortem examination is necessary to investigate the murder and to fulfil the requirements laid down by the law for a murder investigation.

An influential religious scholar and former senator, Maulana Samiul Haq was assassinated at his residence in Rawalpindi on November 2. He was buried in his hometown of Akora Khattak in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Samples have already been taken from his house by the police, including hair of three lengths, a bed sheet with blood on it, three glasses, fingerprints of three separate individuals and a bloodstained kurta. In all, more than 25 different samples collected from the scene of the murder have been sent to the laboratory.

Police experts from the IT department are working on retrieving the data of incoming and outgoing phone calls on the maulana's phone. Police have also been questioning people who had been in telephonic contact with Haq during the last month, or if they had been called by the JUI-S chief himself.

A sessions judge in Rawalpindi had allowed the police to hand over the body of Maulana Samiul Haq to his family, which contended that "Sharia does not allow the post-mortem of a Moslem’s body".
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