Tag Archives: Iqbal Haider

Western goading must not lead to Muslim masochism

The twin strategies of our adversaries – of both provoking and punishing Muslims – is the most effective way to cause incalculable and irreparable damage to Muslims the world over. Antagonists both in the West and within the Islamic world know very well that the slightest provocation aimed at Muslims is enough to make them inflict colossal harm upon their own as well as others’ property, economy and even lives. Yet any damage to the properties of minorities or foreigners in Pakistanis a violation not only of Islamic edicts, but also of the laws of our land. Such acts tarnish the image of our religion as well as our country.

31 August 2012

Arrest marks Pak independence day

On the eve ofPakistan’s independence day on August 14, Ghulam Shehzad Agha, an emerging political leader in Gilgit Baltistan, was arrested in Skardo. Agha is the general secretary of the Gilgit Baltistan United Movement (GBUM), and has been very vocal in promoting the right to self determination for the occupied region. 

15 August 2012

Pakistan accuses Afghanistan of backing Taliban

Pakistan’s interior minister has said elements of the Afghan government are likely supporting a senior Pakistani Taliban leader who is fighting to topple theIslamabadgovernment, accusations which could further raise tensions over cross-border raids by militants.

No haven in Pakistan’s ‘fort of Islam’

Despite what is happening to Muslims inPakistan, many people still regard the country as a ‘fort of Islam’. When this ‘fort of Islam’ was established in 1947 after the division of British India along religious lines, despite the fact that Pakistan was supposed to provide protection, economic prosperity and dignity to its citizens, it resulted in the deaths of around one million innocent people and many millions were uprooted, as there was no planned transfer of people from one country to another.

31 July 2012

Baloch leaders snub PM’s bid for dialogue

Balochistan’s leaders have rejected the Pakistani Prime Minister’s recent invitation to talk, saying that the Baloch issue can’t be resolved until missing people are recovered and those involved in the custodial killings of 500 Baloch political workers are brought to justice.