The letter below came today from our brother Muhammad in the tribal areas, Pakistan. He is deeply concerned about the terrorism among his people and family members.
Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
We continue to suffer the pain of the terrorists. Believe me I am not telling you lies as I consider you the most honest and sincere person in this meterialistic world.
The real terrorists here are the rulers of Pakistan and those who have been committing the crimes in various parts of the country particularly in tribal areas are on the pay roll of these rulers. They have been hoodwinking the world. On the one hand they have declared themselves the enemies of terrorists, but on the other hand they have been providing full support to terrorists. Believe me they have been providing security to Osama bin Laden and other dreaded terrorists.
I want to inform you that when I have started speaking against terrorism I have faced a lot difficulties at the hands of these rulers. If the rulers withdraw their support to terrorists even I can control them single handedly. I do not understand why the United States has still been providing support to these rulers. I suspect that the 9/11 horrible attacks were carried out at the behest of Pakistani rulers as they are the main beneficiary of these attacks. They have received billions of dollars from the United States besides fleecing the people in tribal areas.
I have already told you that in meetings with US officials here I have brought all the facts into their notice, but I do not know why they have been keeping their eyes closed. I am not against President Bush, but why he has chosen wrong people for elimination of terrorism?
There is still no attention given to the activities of terrorists in the tribal areas. These terrorists are busy in gathering the strength for carrying out terrorist attacks in the United States and other parts of the world.
Why are the rulers of Pakistan so reluctant to establish rule of law in the tribal areas?
Today the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) governor, who is also the controlling authorities of tribal areas, said that the government has been considering the option to withdraw troops from tribal areas. Why the troops are being withdrawn from tribal areas where the terrorists have been preparing plan for carrying out attacks in world?
According to a report, an explosion at the office of a non-governmental organization (NGO) in the town of Karak in NWFP killed a man and wounded two others on Monday, police said. Three persons were planting explosives with the wall of the NGO when the explosives went off resulting in the death of a militant and injuries to his two accomplices, police said. Police found two hand grenades and two home-made bomb devices from the possession of the injured.
One thing which is encouraging is the statement of Benazir Bhutto in which she announced that she will fight against terrorists. But she must keep one thing in mind — terrorists are within the government. Shrugging off terrorist threats, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairperson Benazir Bhutto came out of her Bilawal House residence for the first public outing since Thursday’s massive attack on her procession, to visit various hospitals and comfort hundreds of her injured supporters. She vowed that the attempt on her life would not deter her from meeting her people.
Ms. Bhutto declared that the PPP would confront terrorists and not be distracted from its mission. She surprised even her party people when she arrived at the Jinnah Hospital on an unannounced visit, with a security escort of police and Jannisaran-i-Benazir.After visiting the injured and inquiring after their health, Ms Bhutto declared that her party would create a fund to provide relief to the injured and the families of the deceased. She declared that those who sacrificed their lives on Oct 18 had saved the struggle for democracy.
Ms Bhutto, who was accompanied by party leaders, including Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Aftab Shaaban Mirani, Nisar Khuhro, Safdar Abbasi, Naheed Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi, lauded the resolve of her jiyalas and said the PPP represented aspirations of the poor and the downtrodden. She went to each of the injured and assured them that the party would take care of them.A large number of people had gathered outside the hospital and when she came out they chanted pro-Bhutto slogans.
Dear Sir, I again invite you to undertake a visit of the tribal areas again soon. Do not worry I can arrange security for you. This is the desire of people of Bajaur Agency to see you among themselves. Now is the time of practical steps. Being a soldier you will certainly consider my invitation. Your visit will be in the interest of both the United States and tribal areas.
Again thank you very much,
Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas Pakistan