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?
Mahalingam
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De gevangenisstraffen hopen zich op. Was er al 3 jaar voor corruptie en kwam daar kortgeleden 10 jaar wegens schendig staatsgeheim bij, vandaag is er 14 jaar bij gekomen wegens verkopen van cadeaux van andere staatshoofden. Tevens komen steeds meer familieleden in het gevang.
En er komen nog meer veroordelingen aan. Misschien komt die uiteindelijk wel boven de 100 jaar gevangenis.
Opnieuw veroordeling voor Pakistaans oud-premier Khan: veertien jaar voor corruptie

Rechtszaak Imran Khan was tussen 2018 en 2022 de functie van Pakistaans premier en heeft de rechtsgang tegen hem altijd politieke processen genoemd. Er lopen nog tientallen andere zaken tegen hem.

Dinsdag werd oud-premier Imran Khan ook al veroordeeld tot tien jaar celstraf vanwege „het lekken van staatsgeheimen”.

De voormalige Pakistaanse premier Imran Khan is woensdag veroordeeld tot veertien jaar gevangenisstraf op beschuldiging van corruptie. Dat melden internationale persbureaus. Zijn vrouw, Bushra Bibi, kreeg dezelfde straf opgelegd voor hetzelfde misdrijf.

Het duo zou dure geschenken hebben ontvangen terwijl Khan aan de macht was in Pakistan, en die vervolgens hebben doorverkocht. Dinsdag werd hij ook al veroordeeld tot tien jaar celstraf vanwege „het lekken van staatsgeheimen”.

Van de Pakistaanse verkiezingen, die komende week worden gehouden, is Khan sowieso al uitgesloten omdat hij sinds afgelopen augustus een driejarige gevangenisstraf uitzit vanwege corruptie. Een woordvoerder van zijn PTI-partij spreekt woensdag van een „trieste dag in de geschiedenis van het Pakistaanse rechtssysteem”, dat volgens hem helemaal „ontmanteld” is.
https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2024/01/31/op ... e-a4188650
Wie in de Islam zijn hersens gebruikt, zal zijn hoofd moeten missen.
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Er komen verkiezingen. Hoeveel doden zullen er in de aanloop vallen? Tientallen? Honderden?
Pakistan election: Two deadly blasts in Balochistan day before vote

Two bomb explosions have killed at least 22 people in Pakistan's Balochistan province on the eve of general elections, officials say.
The first blast killed 14 people in front of an independent candidate's party office in Pishin district.
A second explosion left eight people dead in Qillah Saif Ullah district, about 150km (93 miles) away. Many others were injured in the two blasts.


The election has been marred by violence and claims of poll-rigging.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack in Pishin, a town about 50km from the city of Quetta and 100km south-east of the Afghan border. The provincial authorities said 25 people were also wounded.

Images on social media show cars and motorbikes blown apart by the force of the explosion. It took place outside the election office of a local independent candidate who officials told the BBC was meeting his polling agent at the time.

Details of the second blast are still emerging. A senior police official told AFP news agency it took place in Qila Saifullah's main bazaar, targeting the election office of the JUI-F party.

There have been violent incidents in both Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces in the last week or so in the build-up to Thursday's vote.

Police are trying to determine the cause of the blasts and the injured have been transported to nearby hospitals.

The Balochistan government said the vote would proceed as planned.

"Rest assured, we will not allow terrorists to undermine or sabotage this crucial democratic process," provincial information minister Jan Achakzai posted on X, formerly Twitter.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-68226516
Wie in de Islam zijn hersens gebruikt, zal zijn hoofd moeten missen.
Mahalingam
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De verkiezingen zijn voorbij. Het stof is opgetrokken en de doden zijn begraven.

Aangeziende partij van Khan verboden is (en hijzelf in het gevang zit) deden zijn volgelingen mee als onafhankelijke kandidaten. Met zijn allen haalden die 101 zetels. De partij van de gewenste (door leger en USA) overwinnaar Sharif haalde 75 zetels. Blijft over nr.3, de partij van de clan van Bhutto met 54 zetels. Nu kan dus de grote koehandel beginnen.
Gevangengenomen Imran Khan wint verkiezingen Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Onafhankelijke kandidaten die de gevangengenomen Pakistaanse oud-premier Imran Khan steunen, hebben met 101 zetels de Pakistaanse parlementsverkiezingen van afgelopen donderdag gewonnen. Dat blijkt uit de definitieve verkiezingsuitslag. Nawaz Sharif, die al meerdere malen premier van Pakistan was, kreeg met zijn moslimliga PML-N 75 van de 264 zetels.

Beide kandidaten hebben zichzelf na afloop van de verkiezingen als winnaar uitgeroepen. Khan deed dat via zijn advocaat vanuit de cel. Sharif kondigde op zijn beurt aan met de formatiegesprekken te zullen beginnen. Zijn moslimliga is ondanks een teleurstellend resultaat wel de grootste partij, omdat medestanders van Khan als onafhankelijke kandidaten deelnamen. Dat deden ze omdat de PTI-partij was uitgesloten van de verkiezingen.

Omdat geen van beide kampen een meerderheid heeft, zullen ze voor een nieuw kabinet in elk geval coalities moeten sluiten. Daarbij kan de Volkspartij PPP van voormalig minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, die met 54 zetels als derde eindigde, een rol spelen.

Khan werd vorig jaar veroordeeld tot een celstraf van tien jaar voor het lekken van staatsgeheimen. De politicus beschouwt zijn proces als een politieke afrekening.
https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/1995201 ... n-pakistan
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De clans van Bhutto en van Sharif hebben bedacht dat het beter voor ze is om samen te werken en niet om elkaar te bevechten. Indachtig het spreekwoord: "Als twee honden vechten om een been loopt de derde ermee heen."
De gedoodverfde nieuwe baas zal Shehbaz Sharif zijn. Inderdaad,de broer van Nawaz Sharif.
Pakistan election: Imran Khan's rivals PML-N and PPP reach deal to form government


Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's parties in Pakistan have reached a deal to form a government after last week's disputed election.

Mr Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party said it would help Mr Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League elect a prime minister.

The two parties were previously in a coalition that ousted Imran Khan from power in 2022. He is now in jail.

This time independent candidates backed by his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) unexpectedly won the most seats.

PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari told a press conference that although his party and the PML-N had contested elections against each other, they had come together in the interests of the nation.

"It is not necessary that [we fight] forever," Mr Zardari said.

The PML-N said in a statement that both parties had agreed to co-operate in the interests of political stability.

The results - in which independents backed by the PTI took 93 out of 266 directly-elected seats - had left voters uncertain about which parties would form the next government.

The PML-N won 75 seats while the PPP came third with 54 seats.

In addition, parties will be allocated more seats from the 70 reserved for women and non-Muslims. These additional seats are not available to independent candidates.

According to PML-N official Marriyum Aurangzeb, party leader Mr Sharif plans to nominate his brother Shehbaz to be prime minister. Both men have previously served as prime minister.

While Mr Bhutto says his party will help elect a PML-N prime minister, he earlier said it would not take any cabinet positions.

Imran Khan and his party have continued to emphasise that they believe the elections were rigged against them and plan to challenge the results.

Speaking to reporters in court for the first time since the vote, Khan said: "I warn against the misadventure of forming a government with stolen votes.

"Such daylight robbery will not only be a disrespect to the citizens but will also push the country's economy further into a downward spiral."

The authorities deny accusations of vote tampering.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-68287508
Wie in de Islam zijn hersens gebruikt, zal zijn hoofd moeten missen.
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Zo'n 300 ware gelovigen hadden zich verzameld voor een restaurant omdat daar een vrouw, zo geloven ze daar graag, blasfemie had gepleegd. En zodoende ter plekke dood geslagen of onthoofd diende te worden.

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Pakistan woman in Arabic script dress saved from mob claiming blasphemy

An angry mob in Pakistan accused a woman who wore a dress adorned with Arabic calligraphy of blasphemy, after mistaking them for Quran verses.

She was saved by police who escorted her to safety after hundreds gathered. She later gave a public apology.

The dress has the word "Halwa" printed in Arabic letters on it, meaning beautiful in Arabic.

Blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan. Some people have been lynched even before their cases go on trial.

Police told the BBC they first received a call at around 13:10 local (08:10 GMT) on Sunday that a crowd had gathered around a woman at a restaurant in Lahore, the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab.

Around 300 people had crowded outside the restaurant by the time they arrived, said Assistant Superintendent Syeda Shehrbano.

Videos of the scene circulated on social media, with one showing a woman, visibly scared, sitting in the far corner of the restaurant, shielding her face with her hand.

In another, she is surrounded by officers, who had formed the only barrier between her and a growing crowd who were shouting for her to remove the shirt. In some videos, people can be heard chanting that those who blaspheme must be beheaded.

Footage shared on social media shows Ms Shehrbano standing at the restaurant's entrance, trying to restore order to an increasingly charged crowd.

"Nobody actually knew what was written on the shirt," she said. "The major feat was to try to get that woman out of the area in order to ensure that she is safe."

Ms Shehrbano adds that she had to "negotiate" with the crowd.

"We told them we would take the woman with us, her actions are going to be taken into account and we're going to hold her responsible for whatever crime committed as per the law of the land."

The footage later showed Ms Shehrbano putting her arm around the woman, now covered by a black robe and a headscarf, and pushing through the crowd. Other police officers formed a chain with their arms to clear their path as people in the crowd pushed against them.

Ms Shehrbano said supporters of the hardline Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) party were among those in the crowd.

The women was brought into a police station, where several religious scholars confirmed that the text on her dress was Arabic calligraphy, not verses from the Quran.

The police then asked the scholars to record a video stating their findings and that the woman was innocent.

"I didn't have any such intention, it happened by mistake. Still I apologise for all that happened, and I'll make sure it never happens again," she said, adding that she is a devout Muslim and would never commit blasphemy.

Authorities said she was in Lahore to do some shopping, and has since left the city.

Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, a former advisor to the prime minister on religious affairs said on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the men in the crowd, rather than the woman, should have been the ones to apologise.

Ms Shehrbano said authorities have seen a "mushrooming of incidents" similar to that on Sunday.

"Had I not screamed and had I not convinced the crowd that we will do something about it, It would have turned nastier… Thank God," she said. She has been widely praised, with the Chief of Punjab police calling for her to receive an award for her bravery.

Laws against blasphemy were first codified by India's British rulers and expanded in the 1980s under the military government.

In August last year, scores of churches and homes were burnt in Jaranwala, a city east of Pakistan, after two men from the city were accused of damaging the Quran.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-68399822
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Alhoewel het merendeel van de kiezers achter Imran Khan staat, heeft het leger bevolen dat de twee clans van Sharif en Bhutto samen moeten gaan regeren. Daar hebben beide geen zin in maar ja, het moet.
Pakistan's 'King of Chaos' Imran Khan keeps winning even behind bars

Pakistan's recent elections were supposed to bring in a period of stability, badly needed to deal with crippling inflation and bitter political divides in the country, writes author and journalist Mohammed Hanif.
Instead, they delivered a minority government - a shaky, reluctant coalition that looks unsure of its own mandate.


Two weeks after the elections, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) led by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) led by Bilawal Bhutto announced that they would form a government but that the PPP wouldn't be part of it.

The midnight announcement by the leaders of both parties was made in sombre tones and had the air of a shotgun wedding.
Suddenly, Pakistan was that rare democracy where nobody really wanted to be the prime minister.

The "establishment" - a euphemism used by local media for Pakistan's powerful military - has always believed that general elections are too sensitive an exercise to be left to civilian politicians.
This time around they opened their old election playbook and used every trick deployed successfully in the past.

The main contender Imran Khan was put in jail. He faces more than 150 criminal and civil charges, all of which he denies.
A week before the elections he was sentenced in three cases - in one he was accused of contracting a marriage in a hurry. His party, denied its election symbol and a united platform, were forced to contest as independents.
Many were evading police raids instead of campaigning in their constituencies. His main opponents were cleared of many cases against them and given a free hand to campaign.

On election day social media and mobile phone services were shut down, apparently for security concerns but in reality, to ensure that Khan supporters didn't have easy access to the polling booths and would find it hard to identify their candidates on the ballot paper.

Khan's supporters showed remarkable ingenuity, formed WhatsApp groups, improvised apps and websites overnight and reached polling booths and managed to find their candidates.
His party used AI-generated speeches to convey the message of their jailed leader. Imran Khan's prison ID number was turned into an election slogan.
They campaigned guerrilla-style and sprang a surprise on election day.
Despite all the claims of rigging against it, his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) still emerged as the single largest party in the election. The Khan wave on election day was too strong to be reined in by routine rigging.

The establishment used 20th-Century tactics to tame a digital savvy generation - and lost.

To the military's tried and tested machinations, the voters' response was polite and defiant: thank you, but no thank you, we are not as ignorant and illiterate as you think we are. We may not be able to take you on in the streets, you have your guns, but here's our stamp on the ballot. Do what you will with it.
Spoiler! :
The seasoned agitator

Imran Khan didn't get a simple majority in parliament, refused to align with any other parties to form the government and decided to sit in opposition.

He has built his campaign and overall charisma by portraying his opponents as corrupt. He is loath to share power with the politicians he has been attacking most of his political career.

Most Pakistani politicians have had to spend time in prison at some point. But no one seems to have had more fun than Imran Khan.

Denied every public platform to reach his supporters, he has pulled off an election victory from his prison cell with communiques sent through his lawyers and close family.

Last May, when Imran Khan was arrested for the first time after his government's dismissal, his supporters rioted, attacking army cantonments and other symbols of the army's power and prestige. A senior general's house was set on fire, and some rioters even managed to enter army headquarters.
A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party activist throws back a teargas shell toward police during a protest against the arrest of their leader, in Islamabad on May 10, 2023.Image source, Getty Images
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Protests broke out after Khan was arrested over corruption allegations

The crackdown that followed was swift and brutal.

Most of the PTI top leadership was abducted and pressured to part ways with Imran Khan - some condemned his politics, others quit politics for life.

The establishment wanted to send out a clear signal that Imran Khan and his party were finished. With Khan in jail, as the election drew closer, the party was taken over by second-tier leadership and local faithfuls who were crucial in organising the battered party's campaign to victory.

They were certain that their leader would not be allowed to return to power, but they showed through their vote that they wouldn't abandon him just because the army wanted them to.

Imran Khan, when out of power, is the king of chaos, unleashing his wrath not only on his political opponents but the army establishment as well.

Before he was arrested and put away, Imran Khan claimed in his speeches that he was ousted at the behest of the US for pursuing an independent foreign policy.

His opponents say that all his policies while in power were only about his own ego and whimsy. When in power, they say, he spent more time hounding his opponents than he did running the country. While in government Khan seemed distracted and failed to make timely decisions to rein in runaway inflation.

Even in government he sounded like an opposition politician, raging against his political enemies and the media.

He is a seasoned agitator.

When his party lost the 2013 elections, he campaigned relentlessly to get the results overturned and laid siege to the capital Islamabad. He was able to do it with the establishment's backing. Now that he is the establishment's enemy number one he is buoyant after his party's showing at the polls.

His party has decided to sit in opposition, but Imran Khan likes to play his politics not in parliament but out on the streets, with public rallies and social media. The current government is already being dubbed as a "coalition of losers" - it literally is a coalition of parties that were soundly beaten by Khan in the elections.
The election was marred by the suspension of mobile phone services

For two weeks after the result there didn't seem to be any enthusiasm to form a government amongst Khan's opponents.

For the first time, leading politicians instead of laying claim to power were reluctant to accept responsibility.

There's reluctance to govern because Pakistan faces a crushing debt crisis and rising fuel and food prices have made life unbearable for the working classes. With the army's increased role in every sphere of governance, ruling politicians are reduced to going around the world asking international donors for bailouts.


Many have speculated if Imran Khan's time in jail will make him a more mature politician.

It seems unlikely.

He has thrived as a maverick - he will not want to turn into a meek version of himself to become acceptable to the establishment.

His rage against the old political guard has made him the most popular leader in Pakistan.

He wouldn't want to abandon that to run a country which even his losing opponents seem reluctant to govern.

This is the perfect environment for Imran Khan to continue his crusade, even from his jail cell as the country's most famous prisoner - number 804.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-68422821
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Mahalingam
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De USA heeft een doel bereikt: regime change in Pakistan.
Nu op naar een volgend streven.
Net zoals vroeger de Taliban de volle steun kreeg om tegen de Russen te vechten, zo kunnen de 'vrijheidsstrijders' in Baluchistan (= islamitische terreurbendes) rekenen op steun in de strijd tegen de Chinezen.

Wie in de Islam zijn hersens gebruikt, zal zijn hoofd moeten missen.
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(En nee, dat is niet Sigrid Kaag)
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Goeie vraag van ervaringsdeskundige G. Wilders: hoezo gaan we de banden met Pakistan aanhalen?


WTF, dacht Geert Wilders vanmorgen toen hij zijn helse Twittermachine weglegde zodat hij een setje vragen voor minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Hanke Bruins Slot (CDA) kon dicteren.
De PVV-leider wordt al jarenlang door Pakistaanse types bedreigd en is nogal ontstemd dat Nederland niet wat feller is op Islamabad en bijvoorbeeld de ambassadeur uitwijst. Dreigpaki's worden tegenwoordig door het OM vervolgd maar het land zelf weigert in te gaan op rechtshulpverzoeken.
En dan schuift vorige week wel opeens Sigrid Kaag ambassadeur Henny de Vries aan bij de Pakistaanse MinFin Mo Aurangzeb (ze kreeg ook nog een gouden asbak). Niet om de stroom aan doodsbedreigingen en fatwa’s te stoppen maar om de banden met de schurkenstaat aan te halen. Met als bonus een 'technology transfer'. Funfact: de laatste keer dat Nederland en Pakistan technologie uitwisselden was er opeens een Islamitische Atoombom. U begrijpt, wordt vervolgd.
https://www.geenstijl.nl/5175675/Goeie- ... t-Pakistan
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