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MUSHARREF's MERCENARIES VIOLATING QUAIDE AZAM JINNAH's PLEDGE TO
Pakistani People want to help
Fighters: Musharref wants to kill
Tablighi Jamaat Workers Also Targeted
Reader T. writes from Illinois:
Sharon and Musharraf: Two sides of the same coin. Mr Jinnah had
Pakistani troops from tribal areas (FATA) and given his pledge that the
tribes will live in freedom and dignity according to their rivaj. See
speech of August 14 and later speech in Baluchistan about tribal rivaj.
Musharraf has betrayed Jinnah's promise. According to The News seventy
thousand troops are in the tribal areas. Hospitality and protection of
who seek refuge is the central doctrine of Pashtunwali; the tribal code
hugely influenced by Islam.
The tribals have not revolted against Pakistan. How can Musharraf rail
against Indian action in Kashmir?
Iqbal had advised the Mashud and Wazirris to unite. Musharraf is using
'less' religious Mashud (according to
against the more
religious Waziri. Betrayal of Iqbal's message of unity.
See below demolition of homes, arrests and fines without any judicial
Wednesday July 03, 2002-- Rabi-uss-Sani 21, 1423 A.H.
Courtesy News International, Pakistan
Operation against al-Qaeda men continues
By Rahimullah Yusufzai
PESHAWAR: Troops on Tuesday demolished the house of an absconding
tribesman who had allegedly sheltered suspected al-Qaeda fighters in
South Waziristan tribal agency.
Eyewitnesses said a big contingent of Frontier Corps militiamen
Khassadar force dynamited the fort-like house in presence of civil and
military officials. The 15-room house with a spacious courtyard,
the Ghwa Khwa area near Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan, took a
before it was razed to the ground. The affected family had already
its belonging from the house.
The house belonged to one Abdul Khaliq, a businessman from the
tribe, who was accused of sheltering the suspected al-Qaeda men who
Pakistani soldiers and militiamen in a recent shootout in Kazha Panga
near Wana. Two al-Qaeda fighters were also killed and a third captured
the clash. Abdul Khaliq's house in Kazha Panga has already been
The troops have failed to nab Abdul Khaliq despite efforts over
past five days. On account of the government pressure, elders of Abdul
Khaliq's Sarkikhel Wazir tribe agreed on Tuesday to hand over one of
cousins, Zaman Khan, to the authorities. As a result of an
between the tribal elders and government officials, Zaman Khan would
in prison until Abdul Khaliq's surrender to the authorities.
Under government pressure, the Wazir tribal elders had earlier
that any tribesman found sheltering al-Qaeda members would undergo
imprisonment for five years and fined one million rupees. His house
also be demolished. Abdul Khaliq would have to suffer this punishment
Abdul Khaliq's relations and sympathisers argued that he had
Afghan refugees who were cultivating his agricultural land to live in
house in Kazha Panga. They said Abdul Khaliq was innocent because he
never told by his
tenants that they had given refuge to the
The troops didn't launch any major search mission on Tuesday.
it was learnt that stress was being laid on better
before mounting any new military campaign in South Waziristan.
Until now, the armymen and militiamen haven't made any
breakthrough in capturing the 32 suspected al-Qaeda fighters who
Kazha Panga in the dark of the night after the shootout with the
servicemen, who include
operatives and so-called telecommunication
experts, were reportedly putting up in the vast Scouts Camp in Wana.
Meanwhile, sections of the Wazir tribe have expressed concern over the
policy to recruit and arm non-Pashtun Afghan refugees and use them
the rebellious Pashtuns. They felt such a policy would trigger a
The seven members of the Tableeghi group who were arrested in
Plains near the border with Afghanistan during the military operation
still behind the bars. The Tableeghis, accompanied by local tribesmen,
on a year-long preaching mission on foot, when they were caught on
that they could be al-Qaeda members.
2002-07-06 Sat 18:11ct