Too little, too late…

IJT%20-%20Announcement%20on%20Imran%20Khan.gifWhat happened on Wednesday at PU was a little too wrong to be forgiven and forgotten that easily. IJT has condemned and announced on their website that they’ve suspended the membership of the 17 activists involved in Wednesday’s sorry turn of events and that they’ll investigate the matter further to bring those involved to task. I haven’t come across any news regarding suspension of IJT’s bozo-e-aala, who gave a clear and a certain statement against Imran Khan’s presence in PU. That, in itself, speaks volumes about IJT’s sincerity in bringing them to task.

The events of 14th November may have been a major setback for the movement against the Martial Law but I guess we need to plan and look towards the future now, while keeping a watchful eye for the enemies within. After all, there are even bigger traitors out there…

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Apart from the huge anti-Jamiat protest rally at PU yesterday, another peaceful rally took place in front of Barkat Market, Garden Town – where Imran Khan’s sisters, other men and women were pushed, beaten and mercilessly thrown inside the police vans. I couldn’t find the video clip that appeared on Geo News anywhere online, but if you get the chance to have a look at it, the brutal beatings and the screams are bound to distress any sane mind.

Click the link below for some more pictures of Imran Khan being manhandled by IJT activists.

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For related reading, do have a look at Adnan Siddiqi’s post on Imran Khan and his services to Pakistan. (Link)

Image Credits: Online – INN

34 Comments so far

  1. KALAKILLY (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 4:28 am

    Does this nation deserve people like Imran who is so passionate about their future.He gifted them with Shaukat Khanum and he is a truely genuine person.I feel so ashamed to be Pakistani.Muslim history is full of Meer Jafars and Sadiqs.No statement issued yet from Qazi *******.Shame.I urge all of you to wake up before its too late.DID YOU GUIS SEE PICTURES OF IMRAN’S SISTERS BEING BEATEN UP BY POLICE.Do something please before its too late.


  2. Saeed (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 4:33 am

    I agree. But what do we do now? Sit home and see these pics and lament the BEGHAIRITY we have all shown ?

    Today’s anti-jamiat protest must be follwed through with more. This is the time for the “silent majority” to remain silent no more and stand against oppression and with Imran Khan.

    ***** kaun ? …………. musharraf

    ***** kaun ? …………. jamiat


  3. kalakilly (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 4:33 am

    This shows that These islamic parties are still on ISI payroll.


  4. Tariq (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 4:34 am

    Oh man this is the first time I have seen some molvis repenting like this :)

    Tariq


  5. SELF (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 4:40 am

    Alligator’s tears. JI will be rewarded for this in the next elections just like they were in the past for their support of the dictator. JI are the scum of the earth.


  6. kalakilly (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 4:45 am

    we hould mobilize all the people we know.organize small rallies and protests.ghairao,girao jalao.tehreek civil nafarmani.we have literally been enslaved by napak army.


  7. kalakilly (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 4:51 am

    Maulana(Habib Jalib)

    Bahut mein ne suni hai aap ki taqreer Maulana
    Magar badli nahin ab tak meri taqdeer Maulana
    Khudara Shukr ki talqeen apne pass hi rakhen
    Yeh lagti hai mere seene pe ban kar teeer Maulana
    Nahin mein bol sakta jhut is darja dhitai se
    Yehi hai jurm mera aur yehi taqsir Maulana
    Haqeeqat ka kya hai, yeh to aap jaanen ya Khuda jane
    Suna hai Jimmi Carter hai aap ka peer Maulana
    Zameenen hon waderon ki, mashinen hon luteron ki
    Khuda ne likh ke di hai yeh tumhen terhrir Maulana
    Karodon kyon nahin mil kar Falastin ke liye ladte
    Dua hi se faqat kat-ti nahin zanjir Maulana


  8. kalakilly (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 4:57 am

    Khuda ki lanat hay molveeon par.In kee nahoosat kee waja say pooray mulk par azab aya hoa hai.


  9. kalakilly (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 5:06 am

    yeh wohi Imran hai
    Jisnay deen tumain fakhr karnay kee kai wajhain.


  10. Adnan (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 5:47 am

    So what now? I agree with Saeed.

    We must hold daily protests on all campuses till Imran is released. STAND UP NOW.

    RISE PAKISTANIS.


  11. exciton (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 5:49 am

    IJT press-release is the single biggest piece of counter-propaganda by Jama’at. Here again, Jama’at is trying to pull a fast one on the eyes of the rest of the nation.

    This is a complete charade – why?

    The fact of the matter is that JI has just given a slap on the wrist and only time will tell that they are playing a charade to confound the nation. They have taken these actions only after realizing the overwhelming public reaction against their misguided but deliberate and illegal arrest of Imran Khan.

    First and foremost — Jamaa’t has only suspended them it has *not* expelled anyone.

    Second, anyone who knows and has worked with Jamaa’at understands that their internal politics are far tightly controlled. Handing over of Imran Khan to the authorities was such a major political action that IJT leadership could *never* have carried it out without the blessing of their senior political leadership.

    Please understand JI is really now trying to build the case of plausible deniability. IJT terrorists have done the damage.

    What does it mean “suspended the membership?” This is a joke! As I said earlier this is counter propaganda.

    Remember, I wrote earlier and let me remind each and every one of you:

    This was a *deliberate and pre-mediated* action. They first locked up Imran Khan for two hours.

    Then instead of simply ejecting/removing Imran Khan from the university premises and denying him the right to speak at the protest-rally, they made sure that they handed him over to the authorities.

    Remember, these are the same authorities that have injured and detained a large number of JI leaders at this very point in time.

    So IJT’s objectives were far more insidious, deliberate and clearly politically motivated as they ensured that Imran was handed over. Through the detention and subsequent forced transfer IJT *made absolutely sure* that Imran is physically in the custody of the police.

    SO DO NOT BE FOOLED: THIS IS COMPLETE NONSENSE AND POLITICAL HORESH*T BY THESE MUSHARRAF’s LACKEYS AND TREASONOUS COLLABORATORS.

    IJT is supporting the cause of traitors to the nation. This is a plain and clear assessment of the reported facts.

    We must also focus on eliminating traitors among our midst otherwise the Army will keep coming back.

    Anyone who knows the politics of Pakistan knows that JI is B-team of Pakistan Army.

    Down with traitors and *collaborators*! Down with the rats! Down with IJT/JI — Down with Musharraf!


  12. Khan (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 6:51 am

    THE whole thing was organized by LIAQUAT BLOCH!! on the orders of the biggest HA**Mi fazlur rehman.


  13. KAMI (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 7:26 am

    So IMRAN KHAN is Masoom….He is a dec3ent guy who is being kicked around…..He doesnt know whos friend and who is foe….Those who did this are his closest allies….So why blame anyone else…Is it not a leaders job to know what is right and what is wrong?

    This is sickening, make stupid choices then make a fool out of your followers who then raise a storm in a tea cup. If any precious life is lost in this mayhem I will hold the great Khan personally responsible


  14. KHAN (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 8:05 am

    I agree with Kami… Imran khan is not a innocent boy,and noway does he deserve to rule pakistan but he was trying to put same live in student protest and get rid of the bigger devil musharraf. Which was very conveniently sabotaged by these ha**m* Molvies. Liaquat bloch is reponsible for all this, he is more with fazlur rehman then Qazi hussain. There r reports of a split in JI too and qazi h*ra*i is not any more in control.People like Liaquat bloch n fareed paracha r calling all the shots.(with the help of H***** #1 fazulur rehman)


  15. Adnan (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 8:10 am

    Yes I agree withall that.

    BUT WHAT DO WE DO? PLAN DAILY PROTESTS ON ALL CAMPUSES EVERY DAY.


  16. KHAN (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 8:29 am

    I THINK IF WE CAN’T PROTEST WE ALL SHOULD ATLEAST PLACE A PROTEST BANNER OR FLAG OUTSIDE OUR HOUSES.WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK.


  17. KAMI (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 8:51 am

    This is what I have to say in all this….nobody is Siant and and nobody is Devil, this is Pakistan coming out of its darkest decade in the 90’s, when it was bankrupt and looted. Now its vibrant and moving forward. Jamaat and Jamiat have always been the part of the problem and not the solution, they have always been confrontational with democratic forces because their objectives are not focused on Pakistan, they have a larger Pan-Islamic agenda. Unfortunately, dont know how Imran Khan got influenced by their rhetoric and General Hameed Gul drove him away from Musharraf, otherwise he would have been the PM, Musharraf wanted him to take it slow, but somehow it didnt work out.

    Now for the first time we are going towards consecutive elections, there are oportunities for the youth and new avenues are being opened, yes there is crisis in Tribal areas and there is crisis in our courts for which our legal community will have to share the part of the blame. I have said earlier and will repeat, “When this country was under the thumb of absolute dictators then judiciary was chicken, and when a ruler presides over a transition to democratic rule, encourages political activity and freedom these self righteous judges go after him and push the country into a needless crisis, this to me is constitutional stupidity.

    Consider it an advise from a fellow country man, its not worth while to loose a single precious life for any of our so called leaders and their screwed up causes. There is no justice for a dead body. On the other hand prepare for the elections and express your opinion that way. This country needs its young to develop skill sets, work hard and achieve new heights. As the middle classes grow all the cherished values will fall into place. Just look at Turkey they have done just that, they have made the transition from millitary to civilian rule successfully, without any mayhem.

    There is no need to form lynch mobs and go after each other, everybody is Pakistani and everybody is capable of doing good.


  18. Babar (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 9:04 am

    Dear Kami,
    ofcourse JI is part of problem, but about 95 % of the world beleives that the biggest problem of Pakistan is Pak Army itself. Period. People are not interested in the long sermons defaming democratic rule. I would suggest that you go to a real streat of Pakistan’s any city, (not in defense or model town) and stop any person walking on the street and ask his/her views about the army. You would get the picture.

    And you havent answered a question I asked before. Do you beleive in imperialsim? Or divine theocracy? If not, then why do you care if Pakistani people want to shoot in their feet by electing wrong people.


  19. FAS (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 9:26 am

    Imran trying to find MQMs involvement in this incedent.


  20. Khan (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 9:38 am

    YES there is a huge possibilty of MQM being involve in it.


  21. J KHAN (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    MQM is afterall a ******* child of IJT


  22. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 10:27 am

    It seems that US has decided to quit feeding Mush anymore.

    tinyurl.com/3des4r

    Sooner or later Pro-Mush supporters are going to be *Musharraf Remnants*


  23. SELF (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 11:24 am

    It seems IJT is feeling insecure in PU and wanted to get into government’s good books to gain its support. Even jamaatis think something is fishy in Jamaat’s explanation of the events. In other words Jamaatis planned the whole thing. See the two articles below;

    http://nawaiwaqt.com.pk/urdu/daily/nov-2007/16/columns1.php

    http://nawaiwaqt.com.pk/urdu/daily/nov-2007/16/columns2.php


  24. Ayesha Kamil Khan (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 11:39 am

    I am so depress furious and full of anger aginst government Musharraf n agencies. I feel so sorry for Imran Khan and his family and All other students who were never involved in dirty polituics they are selfless people coming only for their country which seems like a domain of a mad dictator i wish we could do something for all the poor people who are sufferein because of one stupid man . But i still have hope because one the young blood stainds against something no one can stop them . BOL KE LAAB AZAD HAI TERE,
    AYESHA


  25. me (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 12:20 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OTMmscbtfQ

    link to video that shows his family protesting


  26. Saima Nasir (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

    We as a nation have always failed honest and righteous men with our cowardice and compromises….Imran khan is paying for being born into and working for a country which is full of hypocrites, back stabbers and betrayers.

    A man with High Self-Esteem can never lead a nation of slaves……he unlike our other psuedo leaders never licked the foreign master’s feet….he looked them into the eye and made sure was treated like an equal…..he is not a politician but a guy who sincerely wants to turn the fortune of the people of Pakistan around and thats how we treat him!


  27. asa (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    kami u really make no sense regardless of Ik join hand with JI or not ….government has no right to arrested Ik sister whatever ur political difference with IK but does it make right to arrest Ik sister??

    Down with dictator


  28. Sara (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

    This is not the way he deserved to be treated. He has been a voice which has always fought for decency and justice. He could have led an easy life yet choose to help Paksitan when he came into politics. Protest and demand his release! Free Imran Khan!


  29. KAMI (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 7:52 pm

    BABAR To answere your question is an emphatic NO. Theocratic ideocracy – rubbish and Imperialism, it is dyeing its own death, with knowledge based economies emerging in every nook and corner of the world, the centres of power are shifting dramatically, in fact the more time you spend on the roads demonstrating, the more breathing space you give to imperialism.

    To come to the conclusion that the present ills prevalent in our are due to past ARMY GENERALS and the FEUDAl Jaunta – its not a rocket science. In fact this country was created to oblige the feudal servants of the British. That’s the problem and that’s the history. So whats the solution? Fight over non-issues? Chalk out new ideologies? Harbour international Terrorists? Or Blame America for our deficiencies? That’s most convenient.

    OR

    You have a guy who has brought about fundamental changes in the way we think, the way we work, the way we study. Yes he is a General, but hasn’t he rescued the nation from the economic and political hole it was in during the 90’s. Hasn’t he made some very tough decisions and stood by them. Hasn’t he taken the democratic process forward with the lot that we send to the assemblies? Are we so impatient to trust him for couple of more months and go into new elections and send some better stuff to the parliament? Are we willing to throw away what we have achieved in the past eight years to legal wranglings / personal vendetta’s? Are we willing to give our fate in the hands of the leaders who are under the illusion that peoples flood will follow them, instead they encounter famine? Cant we put our heads down and continue working for this country instead of committing Hara-kiri? Do we need to wash our dirty laundry in front of the whole world and turn away the good things that are coming our way, like investment, outsourcing, technology and the lot that will provide opportunities to our youth instead of danday and khawaree on the roads?

    Sorry, if I got emotional, but I have seen in my student days youth losing precious lives, wasting time chanting emotionally charged slogans, following charismatic leaders and left with nothing but betrayal. The whole left inspired by Faiz is now living in the west, working in imperialistic institutions or UN organizations enjoying free travel and board. While the religious right has degenerated to the degree that it is blowing itself up.
    I had totally given up on Pakistan in the 90’s and converted little savings that I had into dollars, but in the past 8 years I saw hope again, and in the aftermath of the earthquake I realized that this nation can still work together to achieve monumental heights, this it did without the help of the crooked politicians and slogan mongers. The question is why give it all up now and embrace chaos?

    P.S. Abut Imran Khan I have said earlier that I had great expectations from him, but was forced to give up on him when he embraced Hameed Gul, he is lost and confused like a Patriot missile gone stray which can be more lethal than an incoming Scud.


  30. kads (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 11:02 pm

    Well done students of PU for standing up against the terrorist Jamiat and its actions against Imran. Keep it up and kick musharraf and his IJT out of the Uni.


  31. exciton (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    @KAMI:

    Since you appear to be supporting the endeavors of the Army General Staff, your knowledge of the history is either limited or largely distorted.

    All those who are supporting the present Martial Law based upon yet another “Necessity” simply do not want to “grow up”.

    Nobody said that democracy, independence and self-rule is a cakewalk.

    The hypocritical irony is that we somehow display a colossal lacuna when the military dictators support the same evil “feudal lords.”

    Please do not be confused by the current economic expansion as directly associated with Musharraf and his policies. That is not to say that he made all wrong/bad decisions. We should realize that the decision to go with American in a post-9/11 scenario was logical.

    However there are political considerations that were completely ignored causing greater problems in the past. Basically when the US asked him to bend over, he grabbed his ankles only too quickly.

    However, this is not about that past 8-years. It is about now. It is about disrupting the democratic process. It is about not realizing when you have overstayed your welcome. It is about not realizing when the nation has moved on and is ready for the next evolutionary step in the democratic process. Musharraf’s Martial Law has effectively reversed the evolutionary progress of the nation by subverting the independence of judiciary and freedom of the press.

    What people like yourself unfortunately do not realize or understand is that this disruption if allowed to stand basically means that there is no fundamental value of the independence of judiciary and freedom of press. And as our history proves, that is going to have very serious long term repercussion for the nation.


  32. KAMI (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 6:43 am

    Who can argue with the desire to reach for such noble values as free media, free judiciary and what not. But how to instill these values in a society which is basically feudal. The only safe course is economic expansion which results in strengthening of merchant / middle classes, which in turn inculcates these cherished values. I have said earlier that I have been actively associated with the left in the past, and I have seen the stalwarts take flight to the imperialist west, working in UN, BBC and various Human rights orgs and coming here and lecturing us on human rights.

    What you are seeing now is for the first time flexing of muscle of the middle classes in Punjab, but still its tooo early for them to play a meaningful role by reaching the corridors of power. They not yet control any major political party nor do they have any of their own. Any disruption of economic activity, by ensuing chaos will weaken them and we will loose our youth to foreign lands, just like it happened in the past. If you remove Mush from the equation now you invite un-certainity, flight of capital and a risk of seizing of power by the religous right then you will be able to say good by to all your freedoms.


  33. Jan (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 8:40 am

    Looks liken a lion surrounded by Jackals.


  34. KAMI (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 6:45 pm

    How about a fool surrounded by friends?



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