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Muhammad From Pakistan: Musharraf Standing Up To Terrorists

February 20, 2008

Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom

Dear Sir,

I hope you and your team will be alright.

There is still confusion in Pakistan as politicians have started another war for the power.

Some of the leaders including Mian Nawaz Sharif, whose party Pakistan Muslim League has won some seats in the election have demanded of President Musharraf to resign. I want to inform you some of the parties demanding Musharraf’s resignation are actually being supported by terrorists. They have been creating choas and anarchy in the country.

I will repeat my words that presence of Musharraf is essential for giving a crushing defeat to terrorists. Musharraf is the only hurdle in way of terrorists. The US must extend full support to the president.

According to media reports, the presidency has contacted with Co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari to discuss formation of the next government and future political scenario of the country.

Close aides of the president have contacted the PPP leader and offered cooperation from Muslim League-Q and MQM for formation of the next government, the President House sources said.

The presidential aides also tried to take Zardari into confidence. According to the sources, Asif Ali Zardari told them the government was failed to fulfill the understanding reached with Benazir Bhutto, now all options are open before him to take any decision. Zardari said he doesn’t have trust over the president house and he will decide future line of action after consultation with the party colleagues.

It is heartening to note that efforts by US, Britain and other western countries are underway for the formation of modern, liberal and democratic set up in the country following the announcement of general elections’ results. In this connection, the officials of US Embassy are contacting all the political leaders.

Co-Chairman, Pakistan People’s Party, Asif Ali Zardari called on the US Ambassador, Ann W. Paterson and other officials here at US Consulate.

Caretaker Minister for Information, Nisar A. Memon and and General Secretary of Pakistan Muslim League (Q), Mushahid Hussain Sayed also met with the US officials.The US Consul General Bryan D. Hunt called on PML-N Chief, Nawaz Sharif and had an exchange of views with relation to the formation of central government.

“US, Britain and other western countries want to see a modern, liberal and democratic set up in the country,” said the diplomatic sources, adding, the objective of these meetings is to combine all the political forces for strengthening the democratic institutions of Pakistan.
The political parties have been urged to focus on the larger interest of the country rather than their personal interests and form a strong government that could complete its five- year term. The US senator used the word being used by you for Musharraf imperfect. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf displayed “a kind of grace in accepting” the defeat of his allies in elections, US senator and poll monitor John Kerry told reporters Wednesday.

“We would like to say he kept his promise to hold elections. Imperfect as it was, it produced results… and he showed a kind of grace in accepting what people had said,” Kerry said in New Delhi, a day after meeting Musharraf in Islamabad.

Dear Sir, I want to inform you confusion in the country will certainly be used by the terrorists for achieving their ulterior motives. They are still sitting in the tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border making plans for more attacks in the world.

Caretaker Interior minister Hamid Nawaz has said, “The backbone of terrorists had been broken in Pakistan”.

Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad – the interior minister said that no terrorist attacks would be possible in the country now, except in the tribal areas. He also said that a six point strategy had been prepared to maintain law and order and to route out terrorism from the country.

Dear Sir, the people of tribal areas will never your cooperation with them in the war on terrorism. You have done a lot for them.  They are glad you travel in safety.

Again thank you very much,

Yours sincerely,

Muhammad KhurshidKhar

Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas, Pakistan

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Pakistan: Post-Election Assessment from Muhammad

February 19, 2008

Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom,
Dear Sir

I hope you and your team at the Peace and Freedom will be alright. Situation in Pakistan as usual is still critical.

There will be no denying the fact that President Pervez Musharraf has fulfilled the promise made with the international community about holding fair and free election.

The media has been creating the impression that Musharraf has lost the election, but according to majority of tribesmen he has won as by holding election he defeated terrorists.

Terrorists have tried their best to halt the elections, but they failed in their bid.

Now according to reports, in the backdrop of the election results thus far, no party could obtain clear majority and the alliance governments in centre and three provinces seem imminent, while the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has attained the position of forming its own government.

Unofficial and provisional results showed that PPP has achieved the edge by obtaining maximum number of national assembly seats totaling thus far 88. Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) with 65 seats occupies coveted position, while the former ruling party Muslim League-Q could not obtain clear majority and it has bagged 37 seats.

Among other major parties of the national assembly, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) secured 19 seats, Awami National Party 10, Muslim League (Functional) 4, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) 3, independent candidates and other political parties 27 seats.

Among the provincial assemblies, PML-N has emerged as the largest party in Punjab assembly by securing 102 seats, PPP 78 and PML-Q got 66 seats. PPP has emerged as the largest party in the Sindh assembly and it has secured 68 seats, while MQM got 38, PML-Q 9 and PML (Functional) 7 seats. ANP in NWFP came to the fore as largest party bagging 31 seats, while PPP17 and independent candidates obtained 10 seats in the House here. Previously, MMA government was ruling here, but this time MMA got 9 seats only. PLM-Q that lagged behind all across the country, clinched 17 seats in Balochistan assembly, while PPP 7 and 8 independents reserved their seats in the House.

It is interesting to note that Muslim League-N leader Nawaz Sharif Tuesday called President Musharraf to step down from office.

He said the decision about eligibility of President Musharraf should be taken from the same court that was hearing the case.

Addressing press briefing in Lahore Nawaz said the freedom of judiciary and democracy are the foremost targets of his agenda. He said he was talking with all parties for formation of the government.

The PML-N leader said after restoration of the judiciary it would be decided whether Musharraf’s election as president is legal or not.

He said the judiciary could not regain its freedom without restoration of the deposed judges. He also demanded release of all detained lawyers.

He said the matter of Dr. Abdul Qadeer would also be reconsidered. Nawaz said he would meet the Co-chairman f Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari in a day or two to discuss all concerned matters. He said he was in contact with ANP’s Asfandyar Wali to discuss all options for the formation of the coalition government.

Sharif also his party would lead a coalition government in Punjab and all parties will be consulted on the matter.

He said the PCO of Nov 3, 2007 has to be nullified and the judges will have to be reinstated. On question of the president, he said the restored judiciary can abjudicate over legality of president’s election.

He said he expects the army to abide by the constitution and law.

Nawaz said he is committed to upholding his agenda of upholding democracy, rule of law, sovereignty, independence of judiciary. Lauding media role and its struggle against efforts to gag it.

Responding to questions, Nawaz said PML N is ready to work alongside any political force for stability of Pakistan. All democratic forces must unite on one platform, he said.

Nawaz invited all political parties who have won elections to sit down and struggle against dictatorship. He hinted at taking in the PML Q leaders who want to join their “mother party.”
President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday dismissed calls by head of PML-N, Mian Nawaz Sharif in which he urged Musharraf to step down.

Presidential spokesman Maj-Gen Retd. Rashid Qureshi told media that Musharraf had already been elected President for five years term. Rashid Qureshi said President was ready to work with the party winning the elections. He said whatever steps that would be taken by the President, would be in the wider interests of Pakistan.

Dear Sir, I want to bring in your kind notice that Pakistan is still needing Pervez Musharraf as the country is still at war with terrorists. Elimination of terrorism in Pakistan is a must for peace in the world.

Again thank you very much,

Yours sincerely,

Muhammad Khurshid
Khar, Bajaur Agency,
Tribal Areas Pakistan

United Pakistan (May) Stand

February 18, 2008

By Haider Ali Hussein Mullick
The Washington Post

While most Americans are closely watching their state primaries, Pakistanis are getting ready to vote in a parliamentary election on Monday. On the ballot are Pakistan’s stability, President Pervez Musharraf’s political fate, and the future of the U.S-Pakistan strategic relationship. An environment of rising domestic terrorism, economic uncertainty, and political polarization has made Pakistan a top national security priority for all leading American presidential candidates. The question of the day is, Who will win?
Pakistan's Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam (JUI) party leader Maulana ... 
Pakistan’s Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam (JUI) party leader Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman casts his vote at a polling station in Dera Ismael Khan February 18, 2008. Fears of violence overshadowed Pakistan’s general election on Monday with 80,000 troops backing up police to watch over a vote that could return a parliament set on driving President Pervez Musharraf from office.
REUTERS/Mustansar Baloch (PAKISTAN)

But don’t expect a blowout victory on Monday. Indeed, a national consensus government looks increasingly likely – and that may just be what Pakistan needs. Here is why:

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http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/postglobal/need
toknow/2008/02/pakistans_elections_united_we.html

Pakistan People Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, second ...
Pakistan People Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, second from right, casts his vote at Ghulam Haider School polling station in his hometown of Nawabshah, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. Voters will choose 272 members of the National Assembly, or lower house of parliament, for a five-year term.(AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

“Big Bang” In Pakistan

September 15, 2007

Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom

Dear Sir,

A few days ago I have told you that the people of Pakistan have been waiting for a ‘big bang’ as the government has almost been losing the control of the country. Now some parts of that big news has stared happening.

Attack on the commandoes in Tarbela Ghazi has jolted the whole country. Terrorists have intisified their campaign as they have been making last-ditch efforts to assert themselves.

Today a news of killing of religious leader in Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province has created great terror and fear. According to reports, leader of JUI (F) and noted non-controversial religious scholar Maulana Hassan Jan was gunned down by unknown assailants in Wazir Bagh area after Iftari on Saturday in the jurisdiction of Yakkatoot Police Station. Maulana had gone to the residence of a colleague in Wazir Bagh for solemnizing a Nikah.

However, after Iftari as he left for offering Maghrib prayer, he was shot dead on way by 
the armed assailants. The killers managed to flee from the scene. The critically injured Maulana was rushed to Lady Reading Hospital but he succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital. The killing of Maulana Hassan Jan led to protest by his followers in and around the Lady Reading Hospital.

The police have cordoned off the area for the arrest of the killers. Khateeb Darvesh Mosque Peshawar Cantt Maulana Hassan Jan was Vice President of Wifaqul Maadaris and rose to eminence in the 1988 general elections when he defeated late ANP rehber Khan Abdul Wali Khan in his hometown District Charsadda and elected member national assembly. It merits a mention here that Khan Abdul Wali Khan had quit politics after losing election to Maulana Hassan Jan.

Maulana Hassan Jan was highly regarded by the people belonging to all walks of life and use to approach him for seeking religious decrees. Chairman Senate Mianmuhammad Soomro, Governor NWFP Ali Muhammad Jan Aurakzai, Chief Minister NWFP
 Akram Khan Durrani, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Ijaz ul Haq, Senator Sahibzada Khalid Jan, Law Minister Malik Zafar Azam and Deputy Convener Rabta Committee MQM Dr. Farooq Sattar have condemned the brutal killing of Maulana Hassan Jan.

Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao has ordered early arrest of the killers involved in the murder of Maulana Hassan Jan. Maulana Hassan Jan was born in village Parang in District Charsadda in 1938.

He is survived by four sons and a daughter.

On the one hand the terrorists have been killing the people, but on the other hand the government has been making deal with them in the tribal areas. Mohmand Agency political administration and the Safi tribesmen have inked an agreement for peace, in which, the Safi tribesmen have agreed on not providing any sanctuary to the foreigners.Sources told that the Safi tribesmen and the political administration singed the agreement during the Jirga at  the Agency Headquarter Ghalanai.

The elders of the Safi tribesmens’ four subsidiary branches—Shinwari, Garbuz, Masood and Kandhari, while from the government side, the Upper Mohmand’s Assistant Political agent, Syed Ahmad Jan and the Tehsildar of Safi area inked the agreement.

Mohmand agency Political Agent, Dr. Kazim Niaz also addressed the Jirga. The agreement envisages that the tribesmen would neither be giving safe haven to the foreigners nor would allow subversive and terrorist activities, while the roads would be made safe, government properties would be protected besides the government personnel would be allowed freely to move in the area with full protection. Dear Sir, situation is very critical in the country. I do not know why the government has been showing lethergy in taking decisive action against the terrorists. The United States is also silent. If immediate steps are not taken the terrorists may make more horrible terrorist attacks.

Thank you very much,

Yours  sincerely,

Muhammad Khurshid
Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas Pakistan