October 31, 2011

Gilgit-Baltistan be given representation in Pakistani Parliament

The establishment’s policy of fear-and-terror will work no more 

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PAKISTAN’S powerful military establishment was shaken by a previous post Gilgitis Can't Be MP, Chief Secretary, Army Or Police Chiefs In Pakistan. The generals want to maintain the status quo in the region, and are not willing to give the region a constitutional status as a province of Pakistan. That is why they didn’t allow the present civilian government to take ahead its policy of reforms in the region.
Today, Rehman Pak, one of the admins of The Terrorland’s Facebook page, left a comment in the cyberspace. Raees Kamil Jan Baigal, who had been named in the above mentioned post, has clarified his point of view, which, according to some natives, is the same point of view the ‘tyrant’ establishment is being expressed since 1947.

October 30, 2011

The myth of Pakistan military spending

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THOSE of you, who have read an earlier post, Fall of Qaddafi — tragic lesson for ambitious military-men, among others, there was a dialogue between one Shahid Khan and an Admin of The Terrorland’s Facebook page. After publication of that post, Mr. Khan has again raised some points especially about Pakistan’s defense spending, which has been remained a myth in our militarized Islamic Republic.

October 29, 2011

Bird is free, man in cage for 19 months

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LAST Saturday, the weather in Rawalpindi was rainy and cold. Karim -- the youngest of the Sulemanis -- went outside and found this wounded guy in the nearby park! The guy, actually a bird known as dove of peace, needed help as it had a wound in the neck, probably inflected by some beast or wild human predator!

According to sources, the park looks like a horror-picture as, instead of the symbol of peace, agents of Pakistan's criminal secret agencies are hovering over there 24 hours a day... monitoring a nearby small house, where journalist Habib Sulemani lives in solitary confinement for the last 19 months. The agents are intimidating the whole neighborhood but no-one dares to say anything. Hush! 

October 28, 2011

Fall of Qaddafi — tragic lesson for ambitious military-men

The Terrorland Report 

AS it had been announced at the beginning of this year, The Terrorland is observing 2011 as Year of Women and Democracy in Pakistan. So most of our posts have a touch of it! It's a healthy thing that different posts provoke people... and they start dialogue on “taboo subjects” in our terrorized society. This behavior is a good omen for real democracy at grassroots level!

October 25, 2011

Pashtun stateswoman can bring Taliban back to normal life!

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Bushra Gohar – the dignified face 
of Pashtuns in Pakistan.
NONE but a Pakistani Pashtun stateswoman can bring the Taliban back to normal life, ending the ongoing decade-long Global War on Terror, which has shaken not only Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and the United States of America but also hundreds of thousands of people around the wold. 

"Bushra Gohar is an ethnic Pashtun leader, and she knows the Pashtun-dominated Taliban very well. She can bring the militants back to normal life, if the Pakistani military establishment steps back and gives her an opportunity," says a journalist. "The so-called machoism of the political and military establishments have failed us... it's time to give women a chance who have inborn qualities of bridging gaps."   

Ms. Gohar, 56, is the dignified face of Pashtuns in Pakistan. "Looking at her, it becomes crystal clear that the Taliban are neither the true face of the Pashtuns nor Islam."

Currently, she is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan and part of the assembly’s Standing Committees on Finance, Revenue, Interior and Kashmir Affairs. In the Parliament, she represents the Pashtun-nationalist Awami National Party (ANP) of which she is also a Senior Vice-President.

Wikipedia says Ms. Gohar has a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from USA, and has over 19 years experience in policy, influence, development and human rights programs in Pakistan and other South Asian countries. 

October 21, 2011

Gilgitis can't be MP, chief secretary, army or police chiefs in Pakistan

The Terrorland Report - [UPDATED] 

GILGITI is a random term for a person from Gilgit-Baltistan, a region known as the Orphaned Land of Pakistan. The Pakistani government is controlling this mountainous region with iron-fists since 1947 as the over two million people of the region has no constitutional rights or a geographical status within the country.

The people of this region have no representation in the Pakistani Parliament, and they say: "We are treated by the civilian and military bureaucracy, especially secret agencies, worse than animals for the last 64 years."

October 14, 2011

Army Chief is the Editor-in-Chief of media in Pakistan

The Terrorland Report

IT'S almost one-and-half-year. The Terrorland is struggling for real democracy in Pakistan, and fighting against the ongoing militarization and Talibanization of our society. The military establishment, through the secret agencies, is using the powerful media and media-persons in its thoughtless, expensive and very dangerous warfare games on the national and international stages currently.

To fight a gang of armed-to-teeth criminals with the keyboards of laptops or desktops is indeed a very tough job in a country where the very security forces have become the number-one-public-enemy! So, in such a terrorizing environment, fighting for universal human values is the most dangerous thing. It needs the willingness to sacrifice many luxuries in life. And The Terrorland Team is fighting for the future of the entire world not only Pakistan. 

October 12, 2011

Altaf Hussain blackmails President Zardari & Gen Kayani

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Gen. Kayani (left) Altaf Hussain (center) and Asif Zardari
THE other day, a Lahore-based journalist was found dead at his home. Faisal Qureshi, 28, was living alone. He worked as a web editor for the London-based political website, The London Post.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a New York-based independent watchdog body, brother of the deceased journalist, “Shahid Qureshi, who has also written for the London Post, told CPJ that he and his brother had recently received death threats from men who claimed they were from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) political party. The London Post has run a series of stories on MQM leader Altan Hussain, describing his alleged flight to South Africa from England, where he is living in self-imposed exile.”

October 11, 2011

Pashto music can improve Af-Pak-US relations!

The Terrorland Report

THE bone of contention among Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States of America is actually a Pashto song by the famous singer Naghma! Yes, it's a musical fight actually! I'm not kidding! 

Being the offspring of a Pashto-speaking father and Urdu-speaking mother, and married to a Balochi-speaking spouse (with Sindhi and Punjabi ancestry)—this scribe firmly believes that if the three countries especially the Pakistan Army tries to understand the depth of this song... not only the current tension between Pakistan and the United States can be normalized, but relations with Afghanistan on the western border can also be more peaceful than what had been during the Taliban era.

October 9, 2011

“Kayani is a true General of the soldiers”

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Pakistan Army chief Gen. Kayani among soldiers. (NNI)
BELIEVE it or not, the non-commissioned soldiers love Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani as a 'true' General of the soldiers! 

Some people had been complaining that The Terrorland group blogs were very harsh on Gen. Kayani and his 'cronies' (although the criticism is in good faith for improvement in the traditional criminal behavior so that there is peace and prosperity in Pakistan). 

Critics accuse bloggers especially Habib Sulemani as working against the "national interest" of Pakistan. They often say: “You’re pointing out his (Kayani's) 'negatives' but ignore his 'positives' as a 'soldier' and the 'son' of a soldier.”

October 7, 2011

The Express Tribune — where is journalistic integrity ?

The Terrorland Report

BEFORE talking about The Express Tribune, let's tell you that a previous post, US-Pakistan tense standoff — what next?, has been appreciated by both the readers of The Terrorland and policymakers.

However, as usual, besides the normal words of appreciation, some people have again criticized Habib Sulemani in harsher words. The abusive language and allegations are not new to the readers. We're firm believers in freedom of thought and freedom of expression. Therefore, instead of direct and indirect threats, please, write your feeling and let's have an honest dialogue on any and every subject under the sun.

October 5, 2011

Abolish death penalty — don’t kill Mumtaz Qadri

The Terrorland Report

THE Anti-terrorism Court Rawalpindi sentenced Mumtaz Qadri to death for killing Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer. After the decision, the judge has gone on leave for an indefinite period of time as there are violent protests against the decision in parts of the country.

The convict was a policeman appointed on security of the governor. But he killed the governor who had called for changes to the blasphemy law of Pakistan.  

Mr. Taseer was killed on January 4, 2011 and then, unfortunately, on August 26, 2011 his son Shahbaz Taseer was kidnapped from Lahore. Since then there is no clue of the victim. There are some people who say that the kidnappers want to release Mumtaz Qadri.