Pakistan Leven in chaos

Is het leven in een land van de islam echt het paradijs? Waarom zijn er geen rustige, stabiele islamitische landen op onze planeet?
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Bij ons wordt ruzie gemaakt tussen de EU en Engeland over wie vaccinaties krijgt van de producent AstraZeneca. De EU werkt aan een exportverbod voor de productie uit twee AstraZeneca fabrieken in de EU.

En hoe gaat het in Azië? Ook daar komt geopolitiek om de hoek kijken met al die Chinezen, de Indiërs en de Paki's.
Will Pakistan get Covid vaccines from India?

Next week, Pakistan plans to launch its immunisation programme against Covid, starting with health workers getting jabs of free doses of a China-made vaccine.

Next door, arch-rival India began one of the world's biggest inoculation drives against the disease in mid-January. The vaccine powerhouse - India makes about 60% of vaccines globally - has also begun shipping millions of free doses to friendly neighbours in the region, in what is being described as "vaccine diplomacy".

Unsurprisingly, Pakistan is not a recipient. The two nuclear-armed rivals have fought three wars since gaining independence from Britain in 1947, with the last war between them taking place in 1971. They came to the brink of war in 2019 over the disputed territory of Kashmir.

Pakistan plans to inoculate at least 70% of its 220 million people against Covid free of cost. Regulators have given emergency use approval for three candidates - the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, the China-made Sinopharm and Russian-developed Sputnik V. Another China-made vaccine CanSino Biologics is in final clinical trials in Pakistan. The country has recorded more than 530,000 infections, and 11,514 deaths from the infection so far.

For starters, China has pledged to donate 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm to Pakistan, and the first batches are expected to arrive at the weekend. "This is nothing. We will need a lot more vaccines," Usman Ghani of Sindh Medical Stores, a leading Karachi-based importer of vaccines, told me.

To be sure, Pakistan will try to source doses from all over the world, including through the World Health Organisation or WHO's ambitious scheme, Covax, that works towards the development, purchase and delivery of vaccines to more than 180 countries. But there are fears that richer countries could hoard jabs at the expense of poorer ones. That is where India could play a key role in ensuring that its neighbour is not starved of vaccines.

Despite the fraught relations, pharmaceutical trade between the two countries has been stable. In 2018, Pakistan's pharma imports from India were estimated at more than $62m (£45m). Some 60-70% of active ingredients contained in medicines sold in Pakistan are imported from India.

More importantly, almost 90% of vaccines administered in Pakistan come from India, according to Mr Ghani. Indian vaccines, he adds, are "world-class, affordable and shipping is easy". Most of these vaccines are distributed through Pakistan's state-funded immunisation programme which targets 14 million new-borns and pregnant women every year. The children are given jabs against 10 diseases while mothers are inoculated against tetanus.

Mr Ghani believes Pakistan will get vaccines from India in the near future. India's drug regulator has given the green light to Covishield (the local name for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine developed in the UK) and Covaxin, locally made by pharma company Bharat Biotech. "India already has got so many vaccine orders from all over the world. We have cordial relations with vaccine makers across the border. We will try our best to get supplies, but it will take time," Mr Ghani says.

An Indian foreign ministry spokesman has said he was not "aware of any request for India-made vaccines" from Pakistan. Many believe it is a question of time when India begins supplying doses. "We will harm ourselves if we don't cooperate on vaccines," says Mr Ghani.


Meanwhile, Delhi is steaming ahead with its "vaccine diplomacy".

Last year, senior diplomats of a number of countries were taken on trips to four vaccine makers across the country. This month, India began shipping early free doses to Bhutan, Maldives, Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Bahrain. Commercial supplies have begun to Brazil and Morocco. Countries have appealed to India to lift export controls and provide vaccines at government-facilitated affordable prices. India, a foreign ministry official told me, plans to do it "case by case" after assessing local production and demand.

Serum Institute of India - the world's largest vaccine maker which is making its vaccine called Covishield in India - has pledged to deliver up to 200 million doses to low and middle-income countries before the end of 2021. More than 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe are "highly interested" in Covaxin, a spokesperson for Bharat Biotech said. "There's huge international demand for our vaccines," Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla told Bloomberg TV recently.

Many believe India's vaccine diplomacy is a counter to growing Chinese influence in the region. "India's vaccine diplomacy puts it in direct competition with China - which has made no secret that vaccine distribution is wrapped up in its broader geopolitical ambitions. In fact, it has even explicitly included vaccine distribution in its broader Health Silk Road initiative, which aims to bolster China's international soft power," note Harsh Pant and Aarshi Tirkey, researchers at Delhi-based think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF), in a paper.

China's state-affiliated Global Times has run stories on how Indians in China have been "embracing" Chinese vaccines, and that India faces challenges in supplying vaccines to the world. Earlier this week, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian downplayed this, saying there was no vaccine competition between the countries. "On this issue, there should not be vicious competition, and certainly not confrontation," Mr Zhao told reporters.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-55838132
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Onthoofden, onthoofden. En iedere keer duikt er weer een nieuw hoofd op.
PESHAWAR: Pakistan's banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Islam has named Zala Khan Afridi as its new head, days after the outfit's fugitive leader Mangal Bagh was killed in a roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan.

Afridi, a close associate of Bagh, was named as the new head after members of the group held a meeting at Bander area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The new head belongs to Akakhel tribe of Bara tehsil in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
The shura (council) also nominated Bagh's son Tayyab alias Ajnabi as the new deputy commander.

Bagh, who was involved in a number of terrorist activities and carried up to $3 million bounty on his head, was killed in southern Afghanistan, media reports said on Thursday, quoting a senior Afghan official.
He was "killed along with two of his aides in the roadside bomb blast in the Bandar Dara area of Achin district of Nangarhar this morning," the Express Tribune newspaper had reported, quoting Afghanistan's Nangarhar province governor Ziaulhaq Amarkhil as saying.
Bagh, a truck cleaner-turned-militant, was affiliated with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – the umbrella of militant groups operating in Pakistan's tribal regions. His terror group was accused of attacking NATO convoys.
His group virtually ruled Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency until June 2008 when he and his armed men fled to Afghanistan after the security forces launched a military operation against the militants.
The Pakistan government had placed a bounty of Rs 20 million on the head of Bagh, who for several years was based in the Khyber Agency and ran his private prison and court.
Bagh, a member of the Afridi tribe, studied at a madrassa for several years and later fought alongside militant groups in Afghanistan.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/wor ... 601250.cms
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Die culturen heeft Frankrijk ook al geïmporteerd.
Big police intervention in the city center of #Toulon . A box containing at least one human head was thrown out of a window.

Everything is normal
https://twitter.com/BasedPoland2/status ... 6727459843
Het morele gelijk ligt bij het volk

Respectabele fora de moeite van een bezoek meer dan waard:
Haarlems Vrije Mening Forum Uitingsvrij 3.2


Citaten van Mustafa Kemal Atatürk over de Islam
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Kamer wil dat Blok in actie komt voor christelijk Pakistaans echtpaar in dodencel

Een meerderheid van de Tweede Kamer wil dat minister Blok van Buitenlandse Zaken in actie komt voor het christelijke Pakistaanse echtpaar Shafqat Emanuel en Shagufta Kausar. De twee zitten sinds 2014 in de dodencel, omdat ze de profeet Mohammed zouden hebben beledigd.

Met de telefoon van een van hen zijn godslasterende teksten verstuurd, maar volgens hun advocaat is nooit duidelijk geworden wie dat heeft gedaan. Hij is ervan overtuigd dat het echtpaar slachtoffer is geworden van misbruik van de blasfemiewetten in het islamitische land. Dat zou vaker gebeuren, vooral gericht tegen de christelijke minderheid.

Het hoger beroep in hun rechtszaak is verschillende keren uitgesteld, maar staat nu voor 15 februari gepland. ChristenUnie, CDA, SGP, GroenLinks, PvdA, D66 en SP willen dat Blok, het liefst samen met zijn Europese collega's, er bij de Pakistaanse overheid op aandringt om de twee vrij te laten en zich inspant om ze in veiligheid te brengen. Dat schrijven de Kamerleden in vragen aan de minister.

Doodsbedreigingen voor advocaat
Ook willen ze dat hij alles op alles zet om de blasfemiewetten in Pakistan aangepast te krijgen, zodat ze niet meer misbruikt kunnen worden. De advocaat van het echtpaar zou asiel in Nederland moeten kunnen krijgen als hij doodsbedreigingen krijgt.

Dat overkwam hem al eerder, toen hij de eveneens christelijke Asia Bibi verdedigde. Ook zij was veroordeeld wegens godslastering, maar werd uiteindelijk vrijgesproken en kon naar Canada emigreren.

Advocaat Saif Ul Malook vluchtte ten tijde van het proces naar Nederland vanwege de doodsbedreigingen die hij kreeg. Later ging hij weer terug naar Pakistan.

De ChristenUnie is, samen met de stichting Hulp Vervolgde Christenen, een petitie gestart onder de titel 'Spreek ze vrij'. De petitie moet volgende week vrijdag aangeboden worden aan de Pakistaanse ambassadeur in ons land. Ook hebben ze alle kerken in Nederland opgeroepen aanstaande zondag te bidden voor Shafqat en Shagufta.
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Pakistan: Christian serving life for blasphemy gets death sentence as life sentence was ‘repugnant’ to Islam

A new illustration of the contradiction between what many Muslim leaders say and the grim reality.

A Pakistani court has given the death sentence to a Christian previously jailed for life after being convicted of sending text messages defaming Prophet Muhammad.

Lahore High Court on March 10 sent the appeal of hearing of Sajjad Masih Gill, a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to the division bench after admitting the criminal revision.

In July 2013, a trial court sentenced Gill, from Gojra town in Punjab province, to life imprisonment for sending a controversial text message to a Muslim man in December 2011. The verdict included a fine of 314,500 rupees (US$2,000)….

In 2015, his brother and nephew reported being attacked and threatened by unknown persons while returning home after visiting Gill in Central Jail Sahiwal, the largest prison in Asia spanning 283,280 square meters.

In 2016, two lawyers of the Legal Evangelical Association and Development reported similar threats by armed men on the road between Kasur and Lahore. Both had defended Gill and appealed to the Lahore High Court.

The news of Gill’s death sentence was praised by a Muslim lawyer in a Facebook post.

Zeeshan Ahmed Awan, who was among the prosecuting lawyers in court, said the court had accepted the prosecution’s argument that capital punishment was the only possible sentence for blasphemy and that life imprisonment was “repugnant” to the injunctions of Islam….
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In Pakistan doe je er goed aan om geregeld te laten zien dat je een goede Moslim bent. En dat geldt natuurlijk dubbelop voor de familie van de grote baas.
Bristol University says it doesn’t offer Islamic History degree after Imran Khan’s son claim

BRISTOL: The University of Bristol has said it doesn’t offer a degree in Islamic History after several Pakistani digital sites falsely claimed that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s son Kasim Khan has graduated in Islamic History from the University of Bristol.

An investigation by The Pakistan Daily has revealed that neither the University of Bristol nor the University of West England in Bristol offers Islamic History or any course in Islam. These are the two major universities in Bristol and both have denied offering such a course at the graduation level.

The Pakistan Daily reached out to the University of Bristol who confirmed that they did not offer a specific degree in Islamic History.
https://thepakistandaily.com/bristol-un ... son-claim/
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Het wordt verteld alsof het om een ruzie ging vanwege een vollybal spel.
Maar dat was een aanleiding. De oorzaak is sjia-sunni vijandigheid.
Man axed to death over blasphemy allegations in Punjab's Jhang

A man was axed to death on Wednesday over allegations of blasphemy in Punjab's Jhang district, it emerged on Friday.

Police said Taqi Shah, a religious scholar from the Shia community, and his friend Hasnain Shah, were roaming a local mela (festival) in Basti Murad of Shorkot tehsil on March 24 when they were attacked by a man on foot.

Taqi, who was on a motorcycle, lost his balance and fell on the road upon which the attacker axed him (Taqi) to death, according to police. His friend Hasnain remained safe in the incident and is a witness in the case.

The suspect later fled the scene.

Police then reached the spot and shifted the body to a nearby hospital for post-mortem examination.

Jhang District Police Officer (DPO) Sarfraz Virk told Dawn the victim was also facing charges of committing blasphemy against the companions of the Prophet in a court. The blasphemy case against him was registered in 2019.

Police have registered a murder case against three suspects including one identified man and two unidentified persons at Shorkot City police station on the complaint of a family member of the deceased.
The complainant alleged that the victim was killed by the primary suspect after developing a dispute with him "while playing volleyball".

Investigation Officer Tariq Mehmood said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday evening and was presented before a magistrate who sent him to jail on a 14-day judicial remand.

He said the suspect and the victim had engaged in a quarrel while playing volleyball some days ago and the matter had been resolved at the time.

However, the suspect later developed a grudge against Taqi and attacked him with an axe and killed him.

Meanwhile, a senior police officer told Dawn that the suspect had killed the man after accusing him of committing blasphemy against companions of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

He said the suspect and the victim had also developed a dispute over playing volleyball some days ago. “The suspect in his statement confessed to have killed the victim, Taqi Shah, over blasphemy allegations,” the officer added.

Human rights groups say blasphemy laws are often misused to persecute minorities or even against Muslims to settle personal rivalries. Such accusations can end up in lynchings or street vigilantism.

Up to 80 people are known to be imprisoned in the country on such charges — half of whom face life in prison or the death penalty — according to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1614755/man-a ... jabs-jhang

In Pakistan is blasfemie een zeer opgerekt begrip.
Niet alleen heeft Allah bescherming maar ook (en vooral) Mohammed, diens familie, vriendjes en medestrijders en opvolgers.
Wie in de Islam zijn hersens gebruikt, zal zijn hoofd moeten missen.
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Zijn die Paki's niet bang dat ze na die buitenlandse prik onvruchtbaar worden om langs die weg de strategie van de baarmoeder effectief tegen te werken? Gezien hetgeen ze gezaaid hebben in India en omstreken is er maar zo aanleiding om streken terug te verwachten tenzij een individueel IQ rond de 60 schommelt. In zo'n geval leef je in blijde verwachting overal mee weg te kunnen komen.
:thinking:
Het recht op vrije meningsuiting wordt algemeen geaccepteerd, totdat iemand er daadwerkelijk gebruik van wil maken.
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sjun schreef:
wo mar 31, 2021 1:56 pm
Zijn die Paki's niet bang dat ze na die buitenlandse prik onvruchtbaar worden om langs die weg de strategie van de baarmoeder effectief tegen te werken?
Het zou geen kwaad kunnen als in Pakistan de mannen wat minder vruchtbaar worden. Ze mogen van mij een anticonceptie middel in hun vaccin stoppen.
Pakistaan wil 100 kinderen en is op zoek naar vierde vrouw

Een Pakistaanse vader is druk op zoek naar een vierde vrouw in zijn leven. Waarom? Sardar Jan Mohammad Khilji heeft al 35 kinderen onder zijn hoede, maar droomt ervan om in totaal honderd nakomelingen op de wereld te zetten. ,,Het is mijn religieuze plicht om zo veel mogelijk kinderen te hebben.''

Zijn 3 vrouwen vinden het goed als hij er nog een vrouw bij neemt...

,,Al mijn kinderen zijn jonger dan zestien jaar, het gebeurt heel zelden dat ik hun namen door elkaar haal. Ik neem hen graag om de beurt mee naar familiebijeenkomsten, zoals een huwelijk."
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Opvallend veel meisjes.

Als de profeet nog leefde, zou hij hier zeer mee in zijn nopjes zijn geweest. Hij kan ze al uitzoeken wanneer een meisje zes is. Wil hij direct met haar neuken, dan zal hij waarschijnlijk pas kunnen toeslaan wanneer zo'n meisje negen is, leert ons de historisch opgetekende wijsheid van de islamgeleerden.

Vieze smerige walgelijke baggerreligie islam, die maar niet wil veranderen.
Geen eigen mening verkondigen is de vrijwillige celstraf van het verstand.

CITATEN OVER PROFEET MOHAMMED
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Protests across Pakistan after far-right TLP leader arrested

Islamabad, Pakistan – Protests have erupted in several cities across Pakistan after police took into custody the leader of a far-right religious party known for holding mass demonstrations over the issue of “blasphemy”.

On Monday evening, several major intercity highways were closed by police as protests broke out in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi, the eastern city of Lahore, outside the capital Islamabad and in several other areas.

Local media reported clashes between police and protesters in Lahore and elsewhere.

The protests began after Saad Rizvi, leader of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party, was arrested by police in the eastern city of Lahore on Monday, his party said.

“The central leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan Hafiz Muhammad Saad has been arrested,” said senior party leader Syed Zaheer ul Hassan Shah in a video message posted on social media.
It was unclear what charges Rizvi was being held on.
Shah alleged that the government had “violated” an agreement signed with the party in February to stave off the threat of further protests over perceived “blasphemy” by French President Emmanuel Macron.

In November, the TLP called off a sit-in protest that had blocked a major highway into the capital Islamabad over the issue of remarks by President Macron that had been considered Islamophobic.
At the time, the government signed a deal with the party wherein it promised to consider expelling the French ambassador, banning all French goods from Pakistan and guaranteeing an amnesty to all TLP protesters arrested during those demonstrations.

In February, the government signed a new agreement with the TLP after the group threatened fresh protests due to perceived inaction on the previous deal.
The new agreement promised to put the question of expelling the French ambassador to Pakistan and other issues before parliament to make a decision before April 20.

The arrest of Rizvi, who succeeded his father Khadim Hussain Rizvi as head of the TLP after the latter died of natural causes suddenly in November, appears to be a pre-emptive move ahead of the expiration of the April 20 deadline, with the issues of the deal not presented before parliament so far.

“The government has violated the agreement [with TLP] and has descended on hooliganism, in a return to its customary ways,” said TLP senior leader Shah.
“To all workers [of the party], I would like to say that wherever you are, come out onto the roads and come out on the streets and hold protest demonstrations. Everywhere where you are, I want you to jam the country.”

Founded by firebrand cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the TLP has agitated for several years over the issue of perceived blasphemy, holding mass demonstrations across the country calling for all “blasphemers” to be killed.

The party rose to further prominence after the country’s 2018 general election, when it secured the fourth-highest share of the popular vote for parliamentary seats.

The party only secured two provincial assembly seats in the southern province of Sindh in that election, but saw its candidates score higher than many more established parties in contests across the country.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/1 ... r-arrested

In Pakistan ben je extreem rechts als je roept om de dood van iedereen die beschuldigd wordt van blasfemie.
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Pakistan’s Police Brave Islamist Violence — Alone

Despite being a frontline counterextremist force, the police in Pakistan suffer from an image problem – and directly bear the brunt of Islamists.

For days, police in Pakistan have braved rioting mobs of a far-right religious group, the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). While Pakistan has decided to ban the TLP after the latest wave of deadly protests, it is unlikely that the ill-fated police will see any respite.

The TLP’s protests brought the country to standstill after its leader, Saad Hussain Rizvi, was arrested in Lahore on April 12. Last week, Rizvi told his followers to start preparations for a long march on April 20 as his party’s demand for the expulsion of the French ambassador from Pakistan had not been fulfilled by the government. The TLP, which for years has rallied crowds over the issue of blasphemy, warned the government of deadly protests in November last year if the French ambassador was not expelled over controversial remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron.

In the province of Punjab alone, more than 300 police personal were seriously injured while at least two were killed in clashes with the TLP’s workers. The police, armed with riot gear, ran for their lives as the TLP’s protesters used guns to pursue them in streets.

“The TLP armed men opened straight fire on the police and our four constables were injured,” a senior official of the Punjab police told Dawn. This is perhaps the first time that TLP has openly used arms against the law enforcement agencies.

The police’s top leadership didn’t condemn the TLP’s violence or made amends to equip its officers braving violence in streets. Roughly 40 police officials were abducted by TLP protesters and search operations had to be carried out for their release. In one case, the police carried out an operation to save the Model Town superintendent of police and five others from TLP protesters in the middle of Lahore.

The lack of support from the police’s senior ranks and the government alike is “a stark reminder that lower-ranked police officers are utterly disposable and dispensable” said Zoha Waseem, an expert on policing in Pakistan, on Twitter.
Spoiler! :
Explaining the reason behind the lack of support for police, Waseem further noted on the social media platform that “perhaps states like Pakistan prefer to have their police institutionally weak to enable the involvement of the military in internal matters, allow the politicization of the police to meet political and economic interests, and avoid institutional independence to ensure the silence of police command and leadership.”

The growing anger in the police’s ranks is visible, indicating a further breakdown of the institution. Recording her frustration over the lack of support from the senior ranks and the state, one assistant superintendent of police said in a Twitter post “I am hoping our seniors in Punjab police are unforgiving about this. If we are turning a blind eye to this, then we lose every right and authority to command. Hoping against hope that the government doesn’t turn a blind eye to this.”

On Tuesday, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) threw its support behind the TLP’s violent protests and promised to revenge the death of TLP workers killed in clashes with police. “Don’t trust Pak state institutions and their promises. Armed struggle against them is the only solution,” the group said in a statement. This further raises fears that police in the coming weeks may face attacks from militant groups like the TTP or TLP’s armed sections. In the past, the TLP and other sectarian groups have openly targeted police in Pakistan for carrying out counterterrorism or counterinsurgency operations on behalf of other law enforcement agencies, particularly the military. In 2015, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), a banned militant organization, assassinated Punjab province’s Home Minister Shuja Khanzada after police carried out major operations against the group in the province. The LeJ, which also has ties with the TTP, promotes an “agenda of establishing a Sunni Muslim kingdom in Pakistan.”

The TLP’s rising threat to a poorly skilled and ill-supported frontline force like the Pakistani police should raise alarm bells in policymaking circles in Pakistan. It should not be a surprise if the TLP’s leadership also joined hands with the TTP at some point after a blanket ban on the group or reemerged under a different name. What makes the TLP a bigger threat is that it has millions of followers across mainland Pakistan who support the group’s core agenda surrounding the subject of blasphemy.

It is unfortunate that the state institutions continue to use ill-equipped and poorly trained police to implement their badly planned counterterrorism policies without revamping the institution’s capacity. This has been happening despite the fact that Pakistan has fought militancy for decades without investing in an institution that is the key fighting force in this regard.

Most militaries across the world are not “trained or equipped to deal with internal law-and-order crises” and mostly “act as a backup force that is ready to move in if needed in support of police action,” writes Hassan Abbas in his recently published report “Reforming Pakistan’s police and law enforcement infrastructure: Is it too flawed to fix?”

Thus, “whether it is to combat insurgency or terrorism, a good police force is any state’s best bet.”

Abbas further notes that “[t]here is a broad consensus in Pakistan that after decades of abuse and neglect, its police force is failing to combat crime effectively, uphold the law, provide basic security to citizens, and fight growing militancy.” Perhaps this is one of the reasons behind the police’s terrible reputation and widespread reputation as a failed institution, which in turn furthers violent attitudes toward its officials in situations like the ongoing protests.

On the other hand, the military, rangers, and other law enforcement agencies’ carefully crafted image of able and upright institutions may, at times, help to preempt such situations. For instance, over the last two days, there have been many videos showing the military’s officers being greeted and respectfully spoken to by TLP protesters in streets while policemen were thrashed in a disheartening manner.

“Lack of police expertise in countering the growing extremist menace is undermining the stability of the Pakistani state and claiming thousands of lives in terrorist attacks,” noted Abbas, adding, “This shortcoming is catastrophic, as counterterrorism will be part of the portfolio of the Pakistani police for years to come.”
https://thediplomat.com/2021/04/pakista ... nce-alone/
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French nationals in Pakistan defy their embassy’s call to leave after Islamist riots


The French community in Pakistan is torn between disbelief, fear and annoyance in reaction to their embassy’s call for them to leave the country after Francophobic rioting this week by an extremist Islamic party.

Most, it seems, have decided to stay put.
In a terse three-line email , accompanied by the words “urgent”, the embassy in Islamabad on Thursday recommended its nationals and French companies temporarily leave Pakistan, because of “serious threats”.

The email, which did not specify the nature of the risks, caused shock and consternation among the few hundred-strong French community.

Jean-Michel Quarantotti, who has taught French at the American school in Islamabad for three years, was first alerted to the embassy advisory by a student.
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“I won’t hide from you that at first I felt a little bit of fear, panic,” he said. “It’s not my first foreign country – I did a lot before arriving in Pakistan – but I was really shocked. I didn’t expect to go through this.”

His first thought was to pack up and leave, but after discussing the situation with colleagues he said reason took over from emotion.
“The Pakistanis around me advised me to stay,” he said. “They told me that they would protect me.
“It was very touching to see the solidarity around me, from people who told me: ‘We are here for you, do not worry, we will defend you’.”

The embassy announcement came after days of violent protests orchestrated by the radical Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) after the arrest in Lahore on Monday of leader Saad Rizvi, who had called for a march on the capital to demand the expulsion of the French ambassador. Four policemen were killed in the rioting.

The TLP has been behind several anti-France rallies since President Emmanuel Macron defended the right of Charlie Hebdo magazine to republish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad – an act deemed blasphemous by many Muslims.

Many French nationals questioned the timing of the embassy’s message as the Pakistani government had just announced the ban on the TLP and seemed to have the situation under control.
“Yes, there are a lot of risks to live here,” said Quarantotti. “But we don’t need to panic the French community with words that are badly chosen."
“We wonder a little why France needed to publicise this message at the international level, when it could have given a much more discreet message to the [French] community”.

Fellow national Julien – an assumed name because he does not wish to divulge his identity – has also chosen to stay put.
“It’s a recommendation, so I won’t leave,” he said.
He also refused his employer’s offer to repatriate him to Europe or put armed guards outside his home.
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-as ... eave-after
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Belgische vrouw (25) in Pakistan vermoord door afgewezen minnaar

Een 25-jarige vrouw met de Belgische nationaliteit is in Pakistan vermoord door een afgewezen minnaar. Een woordvoerder van Buitenlandse Zaken heeft het overlijden van Mahira Zulfiqar (25) aan HLN bevestigd. De vermoedelijke dader hoopte met haar te trouwen om een nieuwe nationaliteit te verwerven. Toen bleek dat zij dat niet wilde, werd ze vermoord.

Slachtoffer Mahira Zulfiqar (25) heeft de Belgische nationaliteit en woonde ook een tijd in ons land. Ze studeerde Rechten in Londen, waar ook haar ouders zouden wonen. Omdat een stage in het kader van haar opleiding werd uitgesteld vanwege Covid-19, reisde ze drie maanden geleden naar Lahore in de regio Punjab in Pakistan. Daar zou ze een huwelijk bijgewoond hebben. Ze verbleef er in een gehuurd appartement dat ze deelde met een vriendin.

Tijdens haar verblijf werd de vrouw door een ‘vriend’ benaderd om met hem te trouwen. Hij wilde door middel van een huwelijk een nieuwe nationaliteit verwerven. Nadat de 25-jarige rechtenstudente weigerde in te gaan op het voorstel, kreeg ze plots bedreigingen van twee mannen.

Bedreigingen

Volgens Pakistaanse media had Mahira afgelopen zondag tegen haar oom verteld dat ze door Saad A. B. en Zahid J. bedreigd werd met “ernstige gevolgen” omwille van de huwelijkskwestie.
Maandag, één dag later, werd de vrouw dood aangetroffen in haar appartement. Ze lag in een plas bloed en had schotwonden in de nek en de arm. Op haar lichaam zouden littekens aangetroffen zijn. De vrouw stierf ter plaatse.

De politie vertelde tegen de krant Republic Bharat dat Saad A.B. de hoofdverdachte is voor de moord. De politie is op zoek naar de vermoedelijke daders. “We hebben een gsm in beslag genomen en we onderzoeken beelden van bewakingscamera’s in de buurt”, zegt inspecteur Sayyed Ali in The Guardian. De ouders van het meisje zouden onderweg zijn naar Pakistan.
https://www.hln.be/buitenland/belgische ... ~acfe678e/
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Pakistan: Muslim Mob Attacks Christian Villagers

(UCA News) — Mangta Masih lost his thumb when a mob attacked his house, a day after Catholic youths were beaten in a Muslim-majority village in Okara district of Punjab province in Pakistan.

“We hid our women inside while they tried to break in. One of them grabbed me from behind and another struck with a sickle blade. I tried to prevent the blow with my right hand. I fell down and they kept beating us with batons,” the 45-year-old laborer told UCA News.

“They were armed with glass bottles, stones, axes, batons and bricks. Others used stairs to climb to our roofs and started breaking our furniture. We pleaded to spare the women but the attack continued for half an hour.”

Fear has gripped 80 Christian families of Chak 5 village after a mob of more than 200 Muslims raided their dwellings on May 15. Masih, not a surname but used to identify a male Pakistani as a Christian, is one of eight Christians with fractured bones. The local deputy superintendent of police visited the site on May 16 and assured locals of registering a first information report under Section 452 (house trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint).

Christian activists have been sharing disturbing footage of the attack in Faisalabad Diocese on social media.
“They broke the locks, grabbed our hair and pulled us out one by one. Young girls were assaulted and left with torn clothes,” stated a woman lying among the pile of wounded villagers with fractured bones.

According to Father Khalid Mukhtar, parish priest of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Chak 5, the attack was sparked following a May 14 attack on Catholic youngsters.
“The boys were cleaning the church when one of the Muslim landlords, passing by the church, accused them of throwing dust on him. They attacked the boys and then raided 15 houses of our community the next day,” said the priest.
“The weakness on the part of the administration encourages such attacks on religious minorities. The culprits are usually let off scot-free. Religion is used to settle personal scores. The locals fear another attack.”

Father Mukhtar conducted a meeting of parish committee members on May 16 at St. Thomas Church, gathered statements of the injured and filed a complaint at the local police station.
In a Facebook post, Father Khalid Rashid Asi, director of the Diocesan Commission for Harmony and Interfaith Dialogue in Faisalabad Diocese, termed it an act of terrorism. It has been shared by more than 50.

Last month two Christian nurses were detained by police after a first information report under section 295-B of the blasphemy law was made by a doctor at Civil Hospital, Faisalabad, who accused them of scratching a sticker inscribed with “Durood Shareef,” a salutation for the Prophet Muhammad. A similar mob gathered at the hospital where a staff member wounded one of the nurses in a knife attack.

In March, an Ahmadi place of worship in Garmola Virkan village in Punjab province was attacked by a mob of clerics with the help of police. They demolished the dome, minarets of the building and desecrated the Kalma (the Islamic proclamation of faith) inscribed on it.

Church leaders and human rights groups say blasphemy allegations have often been used to intimidate religious minorities and settle personal scores.

Pastor Irfan James condemned the recent attacks.
“A famous televangelist, visiting abroad, told foreign news agencies that he loves Muslims and Muslims love him. I wish someone would make such love to him. We face persecution in Pakistan every day. This is our reality,” he said.
“The families of such pastors acquire political asylum in other countries. They are lying. They should apologize to the nation.”

According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Annual Report 2020, crimes and discrimination against religious minorities continued unabated.
“Pakistan’s religious minorities continue to be relegated to the status of second-class citizens, vulnerable to inherent discriminatory practices, forced conversions, and faith-based violence,” it stated.
“All religious minorities and sects — already vulnerable in Pakistan — have the right to expect that the state will protect their places of worship. The state must immediately raise a special force for this task as put forward in the historic 2014 Jillani judgement.”

The court ruling ordered the federal government to create a national council for the rights of minorities and provincial governments to create task forces for religious tolerance, protect places of worship and crack down on hate speech, among other measures.

According to the 2021 annual report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, conditions in Pakistan continue to worsen as “the government systematically enforced blasphemy and anti-Ahmadiyya laws and failed to protect religious minorities from abuses by non-state actors.”
https://www.eurasiareview.com/18052021- ... villagers/
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De spoorwegen die door de Britten zijn aangelegd beginnen het stukje bij beetje op te geven na 70 jaar staatseigendom.
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At least 34 people killed in Pakistan train crash

At least 34 people were killed and dozens injured today when a packed Pakistani inter-city train ploughed into another express that had derailed earlier, officials said.

[...]The accident happened in a remote part of the province on a raised section of track surrounded by lush farmlands.

The Millat Express was heading from Karachi to Sargodha when it derailed before dawn, spilling carriages onto a track bringing the Sir Syed Express from Rawalpindi in the opposite direction.
[...]
Rail accidents are common in Pakistan, which inherited thousands of kilometres of track and trains from former colonial power Britain.

But the network has seen decades of decline due to corruption, mismanagement and lack of investment.
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