On the occassion of Youm e Aazadi some sobering thoughts: this is reprinted from October 29 last year. - t
Al- Quran 5:32 “…if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.”
Forget we are Pakistanis for a moment? Remember we are Muslims - first and last - nice, wonderful, kind, gun toting neighbour hating Muslim.
Of course this has nothing to do with Islam or Pakistan. Any one who casts even a wild aspersion over this is a bigot.
True, 98 or 99% of Pakistanis follow Islam.
True, at cartoons and books published in distant lands forces us to come out in the streets and burn and loot our public property.
True, we believe in one Allah.
True, we kill other Muslims in the name of (our) Allah without regret.
True, true, true!
Now, let us forget about Tasleem Solangi.
Let us forget about the sisters in Baluchistan.
Let us forget about Dr Shazia and Mukhtaran Mai.
Let us forget about Allah and His Book.
Let us forget about Muhammed (saw) and Bukhari and Tirmizi et al.
Let us forget about rule of law, forget about courts, and parliaments and democracy
We have wise men in jirgas. They know best. They are fair and just. They are more powerful than dead pious men.
They know Islam best. Let us roll over and play dead.
As it is we have been told we do not have anything in the till to pay up our fiscal debts, while the billionaire non-identical twins Zardari-Sharif rush off abroad to manage their vast holdings at the slightest excuse.
Let us forget these deaths.
Let us talk about IMF, Plan Z, Load Shedding, Chenab waters, Ata, Daal and Roti, Suicide Bombings and Islam.
Pakistan ka mutlub kia?
Islam ki ruswai, aur kia
ISLAMABAD: There is more to the bone-chilling account of the 17-year-old Taslim Solangi of Khairpur who was thrown to dogs — she was 8-month pregnant and was forced to give birth to her baby prematurely.
The baby was immediately thrown into the nearby Ubhal Wah canal after her killer father-in-law passed a judgement that the child was illegitimate and did not deserve to be allowed to live. By Rauf Klasra