Islam for Mullah


Think for a moment, if some one common poor person committed the blasphemy which the ‘disco mullah’ Junaid Jamshed did, how badly he/she would be treated. But J. Jamshed is being supported by many Mullah’s. – So there is some different very “Soft Islam” for Mullah but very hard and extream Islam for common poor people.

The ‘disco mullah’ committed blasphemy, a blasphemy case was registered against for one of his televised sermons that is thought to contain blasphemous remarks about a wife of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and then he apologized.

People criticized him on social media but many religious leaders including Maulana Tariq Jameel supported him.

Singer-turned commercial mullah should face the case in court for his blasphemy. Why does Maulana Tariq Jameel come forward to protect him? Did Tariq Jameel speak for the christian couple who was paraded naked and then finally burnt alive?

Section 295-c of law may be applied uniformly in its true spirit and no discrimination may be allowed as Allah forbids discrimination very strictly. From Asia Bibi, Salman Taseer, Rashid Rehman etc. all have pledged that never committed blasphemy intentionally have shed lot of tears however, Maulane Tariq Jameel has never asked for their forgiveness which is highly regretful.


A tribute to Dr Hassan Khan

This is conveyed with deep sorrow and grief that our respected and beloved Dr Hassan Khan Waziri has breathed his last in RMI Peshawer just now.  — Saeed Khan Wazir posted to facebook on Tuesday August 12, 2014, 23:04 PST.

As we all know, the late Dr Hassan Khan was a founding member of WAWA. In his life time, he has done as best as he could do for Wana and the Waziri.  — Dr Badshah Jan Wazir wrote on facebook

Heavy shadows of the sun setting,
On the red of the rug spun from the wool.
Mothers had the fancy to keep the thought woven
The repose had the sharpness in the eyes with hope,
Respect to the old ways and pride in the head.

To be the healer once he said, someone
Remarked, a man like you feeling the pulse on hands?
When the pulse of times was much dearer than that.
Life was with the ideals when himself he disowned,
Any name to the piece of earth or possession.

In floating ideas for the welfare communal,
Socrates was he to the youth for inspiration.
One of the mother when she was no more!
Why he did not faint or beat himself to death?
His father had his blood on the land for his courage,
Statuesque details of the bravery he remembered.

Many names of mark when revived the culture,
Much loved the warmth when around the woods of oak;
Burning he saw his face glowing to success.

Time was not his for the price to succeed,
Too big in terms when all others were making fame.
Restless he moved with scattered books in his study.
To say something that needed to come out,
From the heart that was too honorable to be small.

He had the sapling in the yard of his green,
Watered by many his towering self protected.
Named himself Messiah with empty hands,
When he saw nothing to him though there was much.
Lived with the ordinary the ardent lover of the land.
Freedom still has much relevance in his eloquence;
His love shall remain a torch for the lovers of tradition.

Sadiqullah Khan
August 5, 2009.

Young girl becomes a voice of FATA youth

Mehreen Afridi
I met her on May 1, 2014 in Islamabad and found her a “loud voice for FATA youth”, she got together them. First time the youth raised voice for their rights. The youth met the then governor KPK governor Syed Masood Kausar and made government agree to prepare a separate youth policy for FATA. The person behind this was Mehreen Afridi.

Recently Mehreen Afridi has been nominated for the N-Peace Awards 2014. N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia seeking to advance Women, Peace & Security (WPS) issues.

Since 2007 when I started struggle to speak up for the youth of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), I have met many youth of FATA. Our youth have really big talent and big dreams. All of them have keen desire to have their own voice for their rights. Mehreen Afridi is one of the youth who has a strong voice, a big courage and a bold personality.

I asked about her struggles as a young tribal activist working for FATA youth, how FYF was formed, she told “I thought why FATA youth don’t have their own voice, many people have worked individually but we never have a joint committee, something jointly. I identified several youth of FATA and contacted them, in short, we started struggle, we formed FATA Youth Forum.”

One great work, Mehreen also spearheaded the development and approval of the FATA youth policy. First time FATA youth made government think and agree for a separate FATA youth policy. The policy is still to be launched and implemented properly.

One good answer to my question regarding FCR – Frontier Crimes Regulation Authority was that “If FCR is such a good law, then implement it somewhere else than FATA.”

She has been actively involved in bringing together FATA youth to a single platform of FATA Youth Forum, for the promotion of peace and development in FATA. Her struggle is to continue to promote youth activism for peace, education and development in FATA since 2012.

. جانے کس جرم کی پائی ہے سزا یاد نہیں


جانے کس جرم کی پائی ہے سزا یاد نہیں

گیارہ ستمبر کے بعد جب امریکہ نے افغانستان پر حملہ کیا تو کسی کو یہ تو نہیں تھا  پتا  کہ اس کے نتیجے میں سرحد پار وہ قبائل جو پاکستان کے بلا معاوضہ محافظین ہیں ایک دن ناکردہ گناہوں کے جرم میں دربدر کی خاک چھاننے پر مجبور ہوں گے۔ البتہ یہ ضرور معلوم تھا سب کو کہ اس جنگ میں عام بے گناہ لوگوں کی جان و مال  کا  بڑے پیمانے پر نقصان ہو جائے گا۔
مجھے اچھی طرح یاد ہے 2004 ء میں جب ملٹری اپریشنز ہورہے تھے ، مولوی نیک محمد وزیر جنوبی وزیرستان میں طالبان کا پہلا آمیر تھا۔ تب تحریک طالبان پاکستان کا کوئی وجود نہیں تھا، تب” گد اور بیڈ “. طالبان کا کوئی تصور نہیں تھا۔لیکن تب بھی عام بے گناہ قبائل ایسے ہی دربدر تھے جیسے کہ آج شمالی وزیرستان  کے معصوم لوگ دربدر ہیں۔  طالبان اس وقت بھی محفوظ تھے اور آج بھی بحفاظت اپنا کام بخوبی سرانجام دے رہے ہیں۔ اسلامک  موؤمنٹ آف ازبکستان کے شدت پسند اس وقت بھی عام لوگوں، علمائے کرام اور قبائلی سرداروں کو مارتے تھے، وہی ازبک آج بھی  ہماری طاقتورترین انٹیلی جنس کی نظروں سے دور  پاکستان کے روشنیوں کے شہر میں گھس کر  بے گناہ عوام  کو نشانہ بناتے ہیں۔
وزیرستان کے وہ غیور قبائل جن کی دہشت سے کبھی برطانیہ کا برصغیر پر  راج ہلنے لگتا تھا تو کبھی کشمیر میں دشمن  کو پسپا کیا۔ آج وہی غیور قبائل اپنے ہی لوگوں کی دہشت کا شکار ہیں۔  قبائل اور دوسرے پشتونوں  کی دربدری کا سلسلہ  ابھی تک جاری ہے۔  ایک طرف طالبان نے قبائلی ثقافت اور پورا نظام تباہ کرکے رکھ دیا ہے تو دوسری طرف ملٹری اپریشن، ہر وقت کرفیو، پابندیاں ، ہوائی حملوں اور بمباری نے ان سے اپنے پیارے چھینے ہیں، ان کے وہ گھر جو ان کے لئے قلعوں کی مثال رکھتے تھے،  تباہ کر دیے گئے۔ ا ن  کے وہ پیارے جن سے بچھڑنے کا کبھی سوچ بھی نہیں سکتے تھے ان سے  زخموں میں تڑپتے ہوئے رہ گئے۔ کسی کی لاش بغیر کفن دفن کے رہ گئی۔ ان کا مال و دنیا ، ان کا کاروبار اور سب کچھ برباد ہو کر رہ گیا۔
یہ بے گناہ لوگ نام نہاد “امن مذاکرات” کے نام پر بھی ترسائے گئے،  ڈرون حملوں میں بھی ان کی جان ومال  کا نقصان ہوا، ملٹری اپریشنز میں بھی معصوم قبائل کا خون بہتا رہا اور طالبان کی طرف سے بھی  صرف انہی پر شریعت نافذ کردیا گیا۔ سیاست کا بازار بھی قبائل کے نام پر گرم ہے، تبدیلی کے نعرے لگانے والے بھی انہی کے نام پر  اپنی سیاسی بصیرت ثابت کرواتا رہا ہے۔  دوسری طرف طالبان آج بھی محفوظ ہیں، ملاّ فضل اللہ آج بھی پاکستان اور افغانستان کے درمیان نقل و حرکت کرتا رہتا ہے۔ سول اور ملٹری  طاقتیں بھی ڈالرز حاصل کرتے رہتے ہیں،  امریکہ  بادشاہ  اب بھی وزیرستان کو تباہ کرنے کے مطالبات کرتا رہتا ہے۔
میڈیا کے خود ساختہ خدایان کا بھی یہ کرم ہے  کہ ان ہی کی وجہ سے قبائل حکیم اللہ محسود کے نام سے پہچانے جاتے ہیں۔ ان ہی کی وجہ سے قبائل کے معصوم بچوں کی شہادت کی خبروں کو دہشت گردوں  کی ہلاکت کے طور پر پیش کیا جاتا  ہے۔ یہ کرم فرما مسیحائے قوم ٹی وی چینلز پر بیٹھ کر قبائل  کے خون   بیچ کر اپنا بزنس چلا رہے ہیں۔ جس دن  کسی بے گناہ عام قبائلی کا قتل کیا جاتا ہے اس دن  ٹی وی چینلز اور میڈیا کے بڑے بڑے اداروں  کے ہاں بہت بڑے دہشت گرد کی موت کی بریکنگ نیوز بن کر  ان کی بزنس کو چار چاند لگ جاتے ہیں۔  لیکن کسی کو اس ماں  کی فریاد نہیں سنائی دیتی جس کے کسی جوان بیٹے کی لاش  بغیر کفن دفن کے رہ  گئی ہو، کسی کو اس باپ  کے گم کا احساس نہیں ہو سکتا جس کی کمسن بچی کا آدھا جسم اپنے ہی قلعے نما مکان کے نیچے رہ جائے اور آدھا جسم  کسی برائے نام قبر میں دفنا کر اپنے  دوسرے زخمی بچوں کو بچانے کے لئے ننگے پاؤں بھاگتا پھرتا ہو۔ میڈیا کو اپنی بزنس سے پیار ہے، سیاسدانوں کو اپنی سیاست عزیز ہے اور  انسانی حقوق کی تنظیموں کو اپنا ‘انٹرسٹ’ پسند ہے۔
اس بار  تو ظلم کی حد یہ ہو گئی کہ اپنے ملک کی سرزمین پر قبائل کو رہنے کے لئے جگہ بھی نہیں ملی ،   اور نہ ان کو جانے کی گاڑی ، کوئی سواری ملی۔ ننگے پاؤں تپتی دھوپ میں سنسان صحراؤں پر چل کر ان کو آخر کار افغانستان میں پناہ کی جگہ ملی۔  خوست صوبہ کے گورنر کے مطابق کوئی چھ سو کے قریب خاندانیں ابھی تک وہاں منتقل ہوچکے ہیں اور یہ سلسلہ ابھی تک جاری ہے۔ گورنر خوست کا یہ بھی کہنا تھا کہ وزیرستان کے ان مہاجرین کے لئے  ان کی اپنی حکومت پاکستان نے کچھ نہیں کیا جبکہ وہاں ان کے لئے ایک کیمپ  تیار کرایا جا رہا ہے۔ قبائلی عورتیں اور بچے ننگے سر ننگے پاؤں بھوکے پیاسے وہاں پہنچ رہے ہیں۔ اور اس ملک میں سکون سے جینے کے لئے جاتے ہیں، جس میں امریکا اور اس کی اتحادی افواج موجود ہیں  اور جن سے لڑنے ، جہاد کرنے کے لئے طالبان برسرپیکار ہیں۔ لیکن میدان جنگ  فاٹا بنا ہوا ہے۔
قبائل جس طرح ان حالات کا سامنا کر رہے ہیں، بلاشبہ ان کے لئے  بہت مشکل وقت ہے۔ لیکن ہمارے حکمرانوں، سیاستدانوں، میڈیا اور ہم سب کو یہ کبھی نہیں بھولنا چاہئے کہ  یہ لوگ کبھی نہیں بھولیں گے کہ ان کو کس جرم کی سزا دی جا رہی ہے۔یہ وہ قبائل ہیں جو گزشتہ 10 سالوں سے حکومت اور عسکریت پسندوں کے درمیان جنگ، اپریشن اور آنکھ مچولی میں بے گناہ مر رہے ہیں، اپنوں کو کھو رہے ہیں، یتیم ہورہے ہیں، جوان عورتیں بیوائیں ہو رہی ہیں، بہنیں اور بیٹیاں ننگے سر ننگے پاؤں گھروں سے نکل رہی ہیں اور ان کے بچے سکول، قلم و کتاب کے علاوہ دو وقت کے کھانے کے لئے ترس رہے ہیں۔ ان کا قصور یہ ہے کہ یہ بے قصور ہیں، لیکن طالبان آج بھی محفوظ ہیں، غیر ملکی شدت پسند آج بھی اس ملک کی طاقتور انٹیلی جنس کی نظروں سے دور ہیں۔

PML-N workers collect illegal money from people in KPK

I was expecting people to speak against cruel loadshedding, 22 hours long in KPK. But a big issue turned the whole show focused on it, when Naeem told me about the party workers of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz Sharif) – PML-N collect illegal money from people in the name of membership cards.

The caller told that poor people are asked to get the membership cards after paying Rs.500 for each card because workers tell them that they will be given monthly income once their the “unknown” program started.

The question that why I am mentioning PML-N here, the answer is that it is written on the card that “Member of PML-N”.

Another caller Naveed Khan told that PML-N workers collecting money on the party membership in Nowshera district too. He said that the workers have their own private offices and ask people to get the membership cards as soon as possible.

Loadshedding raised to 22h in Bannu, other areas

I was expecting calls from listeners to talk about the on going bachelor (BA/BSc) examinations and use of illegal materials, cheating in exam halls. But in several back to back calls the callers expressed their anger on the longest laodshedding.

A caller from main Bannu city asked me to invite any concerned authority in my show then let them to talk to him. Another regular caller Shahidullah, a shopkeeper asked people if they want less loadshedding, they should pay their electricity bills on time. He told that only 10% people pay bills but the rest of people do not pay.

One of our regular callers Habib Shah Janati from North Waziristan made our listeners smile; “Hello Raza I am talking from North Waziristan while sitting in the nearby hills and enjoying the cold weather, clouds above me, eating ‘Gorgouray’ (گورگورے) and enjoying your show.”

Many people who voted for Akram Khan Durani, MNA from Bannu, are deprived of the basic facilities in the rural areas. Roshan told that their village Palosi Wazir is consisting of more than 160 homes but there is no girls school and no other basic facilities. He told that Durani came to Palosi Wazir several times before elections but no he never asks again how we live terribly here. “Once he was elected he forgot what he promised to us.”

Another big issue was raised in Awaaz was the bad performance of the doctors of Khalifa Gul Nawaz Hospital (KGNH), a 600-bed hospital located in Bannu Township. Khwaja Humayoon told that the doctors appear after morning 10 o’clock. Patients and the poor people wait for hours under sweltering heat.

Well it’s true that the people think that their MNA Akram Khan Durani is of course a big politician now but he knows well how to ignore the helpless people of Bannu. Callers often tell that he used to come to their towns and villages to beg for votes. But now they even cannot talk him on phone.


My first ‘poke’ was from my dad

I joined facebook on July 21, 2010 when I have no pictures awesome and attractive, I had no job, I was an anchor, not a blogger and not an amazing personality. I was a student of 6 month designing diploma. I belonged to South Waziristan, the most conservative society as I do. Now what would be my story; ‘my facebook movie’?

My first picture most liked came in 2012, taken in my studio while I was onair in my radio show. Facebook movie shows a picture of my friend, a few pictures of my radio and university. That’s all of my life since I have joined facebook in 2010.

But where are the pictures of my work in radio? Where are the stories I have shared during peaceful protests against drone strike? Why the movie did not include the story (status) about getting a full scholarship for master degree which was liked and commented in hundreds? Huh!! There are many good things that can be included in the script of the movie before it was released. So bad!! I am really pissed up.

But not at all! I liked ‘my movie’. At least it made me a famous personality. How??? Because I told my friends and fans! “Hurrah! I had a movie, facebook made about me.”

It is a lot of fun. One of my friend was crying and called on me to help him. I was with him just after 10 minutes.

“What happened?” I asked.
“Oh my God! I just watched the ‘facebook movie’ of my younger sister. I saw a picture in which I was dating a girl in 2009.”
“But why are you crying now?” I asked.
He looked at me and said “Because I had never seen it before. How did my sister get it?” …
His sister was shocked and said “I was tagged in the picture which was uploaded by my brother’s girlfriend. His girlfriend had two facebook accounts. He was blocked in the one where the picture was uploaded.” Hahaha really shocking…
But more shocking was that his sister said “When I had uploaded the picture, I also blocked brother and unblocked him after 6 months. But he is still “unfriend” with me on facebook.” –  There was more fun but don’t share here.

My friend’s sister was also crying and speaking nothing. She deleted permanently her facebook account. Her brother also deleted his own but he created a new one. I was silent there but laughing at them after I came back to home. I left them angry.

To thank its more than one million users (a lot of fake users) Facebook gave us the movie as a gift to look at our own time on the social-networking site. The site’s trend #FacebookIs10 went viral and a lot of its users liked it.

It was a project launched by the social networking site to celebrate its tenth anniversary on Tuesday (February 4, 2014).

Despite huge appreciation many users mocked it badly. Tripp and Tyler made a movie (above in video) named “an honest facebook movie” and shown some true facts of the site.

“My first ‘poke’ was from my Dad, don’t think he knows what that means”, from the movie of Tripp and Tyler. – They shown the realities featuring unknown notifications from unknown groups, being close-friends to unknown people, never clicking on the sidebar ads and many things other unwanted.

One of my facebook friend said in her status;
Friend: “Here’s my Facebook movie
Me: “Here’s my gun.
Congratulations! Your Facebook movie has been nominated for an Oscar,” Another status of her.

If you still wish to have your own movie on facebook. Go here and make a fun of yourself and your friends!! Yeah it’s now good than first. Maybe because of criticism and making a fun of it by many writers. So NOW facebook just made some changes. Now you can edit the movie and exclude all those pictures and posts you don’t want to include. I have edited my own. Try yours, You’ll like it.

Peace Negotiations and Ch Nisar’s missunderstanding

“We will wage war against those who respond to our talks offer with bullets – we will chase them down no matter where they are,” Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said to Journalists on Sunday.

Nisar said what the opponents of the ‘talks’ with the Taliban actually want. Few months back when the ‘peace process’ was started with clear offer to Taliban to talk for peace in Pakistan. US opposed the process and killed two top leaders of the Taliban to drone the process. First commander Wali-ur-Rehman and the TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud have been killed.

As Taliban always want to stop drone attacks; is their demand no.1, US knows better how to violate the peace process. So after killing the top leadership of TTP, US succeeded to drone the process. Finally Taliban refused to talk. PTI, JI, JUI (F) and PMLN were bursting into tears and Hakimullah Mehsud was given the ‘martyr’ status. Even the ‘dogs’ killed by US were also declared as ‘martyrs’.

Now again government is claiming the peace process and the interior minister Ch. Nisar says that ‘talks’ have been started again with ‘a’ group of Taliban. But they can’t assure people the truth. The governing party has lied to people when claimed that the government had started negotiations with the Taliban and Taliban denied.

There are two ‘fears’! One that perhaps governments lies again and second Taliban will not agree to talk. A very hard mind militant ‘Mullah Fazlullah’ is leading the TTP. He has always been strong opponent of the peace negotiations. Taliban also have demanding what is not possible to be done; As they demand to stop drone strikes and amend a few articles in the constitution of Pakistan i.e. impose “sharia” (Islamic Law).

Beyond such ‘fears’ one other point is really dangerous; “Ch. Nisar warns Taliban; Come to peace process or ready for battle.” I can understand the ‘Taliban-mind’. They like to be valued whether they are valued truly or not. But they like to be dealt in soft behavior despite the fact what they really do; ‘killing’.

This is a big misunderstanding that we will talk only to those Taliban who wish and will wage war against who response to the talks-offer with bullets. They all will either like to talk or fight. But you warn them to talk or ready for war. They will reply “yes come to war”. This is not because they are so powerful or superior but they don’t care about the state and prosperity.

Taliban will never be divided easily. There are already two types of the Taliban; “Good and Bad Taliban”. The ‘good’ ones have already signed peace agreements and NO NEED for peace negotiations with them.

In short if you warn them they will show more unity. They all would either come to talk or prefer to fight united.


Theater Of Conflict! Reporting From FATA

The Friedrich Ehert Stiftung (FES) 2012 Human Rights Award was presented to the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ). FES also released a documentary on reporting from FATA, entitled Theater of Conflict – Reporting from FATA.

The FES stated:
TUJ takes care of social security for the families of murdered journalists. They do not receive financial help from the Pakistani state nor from the national and international press agencies they are working for.

The Human Rights Award in particular honours the TUJ’s democratic organisational culture. The association is set up in accordance with the basic principles of democratic co-determination. In a region in which people are denied the basic rights contained in the Pakistani Constitution the TUJ is a symbol of an active democratic political culture.

Though the award was presented and documentary was released in 2012. Still it is very good effort to enlighten the risky lives of journalists in FATA. That is why Tribal Post published it.

Bashir Ahmad Bilour’s martyrdom and our tragedy

“We want to promote education in KPK. Deserving students to get scholarships”!! These were the words of Bilour’s speech before assassination. In a very earlier statement the Shaheed Bilour had said; ”People are like my sons. How can I stay at home when my children are killed in blasts?’

میرے چارہ گر کو نوید ہو، صف دشمنان کو خبر کرو
.وہ جو قرض رکھتے تھے جان پر، وہ حساب آج چکا دیا

First time; all main parties condemn TTP by name and all the federal and provincial governments announced;  KPK, Balochistan and MQM three days, Sindh two days and Punjab and  the federal government one day mourning over the killing of such a brave politician Bashir Ahmad Bilour.

A suicide blast in Qissa Khawani Bazaar of Peshawar killed KP Senior Minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour along with eight others.  Taliban have claimed responsibility of the attack.

Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, Bashir Bilour’s elder brother said; “We live in a Pakistan where Maulana Maududi, Maulana Abdul Haq Haqqani had signed on the constitution. We don’t know who is the sinner and who is on the right. Were those who signed the constitution; were they Muslims? or are these (assailants) muslims? We just don’t know!”

But there is confusion about how it was happened while “The suicide bomber walked into the house where the meeting was taking place and detonated his vest,” Shafqat Malik, chief of the Bomb Disposal Squad, told AFP. The thing here which puts question marks on this whole situation is that how did the bomber got his target achieved ? Why the security men couldn’t”t find who was suspected?

KPK is facing brunt of terrorism and politicians from other provinces think peace will prevail on US exit, Who will bring back shaheed Pashtuns?

The terrorism came into being by the name of war on terror that USA and its allies are fighting on afghan soil for over a decade now. But today Taliban and Afghan government have been agree to bring a new constitution and let U.S./NATO to leave their country as soon as possible. But we are still taking loses and giving sacrifices.

A question raised by every one is that how and why TTP claims responsibility of each attack anywhere in Pakistan and Why all the nationalist politicians had been targeted? Really; No one has answer. Another most raised question is that why our religious parties/politicians like Jamiat Ulama Islam (JUI) and Jamat-e-Islami (JI) don’t condemn strongly such attacks? Really; The religious parties and their leaders can’t do so. Because they neither can close their “political shops” nor lose their “assets” – Taliban!

But it is the time now to make it clear who is right and who is wrong. And it is the basic duty of our Islamic scholars (Ulama) and the religious parties and politicians. They should bring “Fatwa(s) -edicts” and give them (the assailants) a status; right or wrong. And; All political stakeholders in Pakistan must unanimously unite behind the resolve to fight terrorists who are unleashing violence with impunity across Pakistan

A very big question raised on our security agencies is that Why can’t they figure out those elements who are destabilizing our country? People gets killed in cities, streets and homes but no one can protect us. How much will we suffer more?

If we don’t take serious steps we will get back ourselves into the “stone age”. Our next generation will never forgive us. Even they will dig out our graves to say “shame” on us and they would have too because they would be on the right.