Posts Tagged ‘Lahore’

He only arrived from Canada last month and already he’s sparking protests and making headlines with his demands for a radical overhaul of the current political system.

Why is a Canadian Islamic cleric marching on the streets of Pakistan and talking about creating a “peaceful” Tahrir Square in Islamabad?

This is the question which has been perplexing many political analysts and TV anchors in the South Asian country over the past few weeks. This weekend supporters of Dr. Tahir ul Qadri, a dual Canadian nationality holder who arrived in Pakistan last month, led a march of tens of thousands (it was supposed to have been millions) from Lahore to Islamabad to stage a sit-in in order to bring about political reforms in the country. His demands include the dissolution of the Election Commission and ensuring the candidates standing for election pay taxes. He has also made a call on dissolving the assemblies and the formation of a caretaker government.

But what gives a religious scholar, particularly one who has been living in Canada for some seven years, the right to put forward such radical demands? The timing of this protest, only months before a scheduled national election, is also troubling; it risks derailing an already fragile democracy.

Certainly Qadri is a contradictory man. While he presents himself as a supporter of democracy, he was elected to parliament under the previous dictatorship of General Pervez Musharaf in 2002. A bigger question to ask is where he is getting all these funds to spend on his campaign? Since last month the city of Lahore has been flooded with Qadri posters advertising his arrival and call for change. TV advertisements have also been airing frequently. On the backs of rickshaws his photo has become the most popular advertisement staring back at all vehicle drivers. One TV station at his sit-in in Islamabad interviewed a woman who described how she had never planned to come to the protest. But after her power supply and cable TV were cut-off she decided to join the protest as she was so fed-up. A few protesters even talked about having traveled all the way from Canada and the United States to participate.


Lots of q’s asked to him which are still unanswered by him.


Khadim-e-Alaa Busy in Donating Public Funds …………………………………………making fool  out of nothing at all.

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Politics and weapons have an intricate relationship in Pakistan. According to an estimate, there are around 20 million lethal weapons in Pakistan, with a population of 180 million. Pakistan is ranked seven in a list of 178 most heavily armed countries.
In Punjab, people with influence control the supply of arms. Penetration of arms in Punjab’s society is clearly reflected in the rising crime rate in the province leaving the law enforcement authorities almost helpless.
Several reports have cited this increase in the supply of weapons as the reason behind the rise of criminal gangs resulting in the loss of precious lives.
The supply is rising unchecked because dealers sell weapons without ascertaining whether the buyer holds a legal permit. In most cases, these arms dealers are also in the business of providing licenses, even if the government has banned such issuance.
Today, perhaps the only reason why Pakistan is one of the most heavily armed countries in the world is the unchecked issuance of licenses for holding arms and the provision of weapons to personnel not holding government issued permits.
In Lahore, there are more than 138 shops that have weapons worth hundreds of thousands available for sale. In recent operations, arms recovered by Punjab Police include 576 sharp edged weapons, 292,040 cartridges, 2,162 carbines, 79 grenades, 21,481 revolvers and pistols, 3,798 guns, 2,471 rifles and 755 Kalashnikovs. A total of 30,413 cases have been registered against illegal possession of weapons.
Although, the government has issued a quota of 140 arms licenses for Lahore per year, the actual permits handed out are close to 1,700.
Sources revealed that most of those running arms shops in Lahore belong from far flung areas of the country and readily meet orders of any kind within a few days by utilising their connections with high-ranking government officials.
Although the official fee for an arms permit ranges between Rs 3,000 and Rs 3,500, these dealers charge close to Rs 20,000 for providing a license, even if the government has forbidden issuance.
While talking to Pakistan Today on condition of anonymity, some of these dealers said it was not their responsibility to check if a prospective buyer held a legal permit to possess weapons. They said it was the job of government officials who were also involved in the business and who gorged money from them also. They further said that they never reported cases of fake or illegal permits to the authorities and sold their products to anyone who was interested in buying. Reporting them would hamper our business, they said.
Jan Khan, an arms dealer, while talking to Pakistan Today said there were several dealers who brought in illegal weapons and sold them without any check which resulted in these arms ending up in the wrong hands. “No action has ever been taken against such elements. They commit treachery,” he stated. He said possessing arms was not necessarily a bad thing especially when used for defence and protection. “It becomes evil when it ends up in the wrong hands,” said Khan.
Khan said that interested clients could illegally obtain a foreign manufactured AK-47 for around Rs 125,000 while a locally manufactured assault rifle could easily be procured between Rs 50,000 and 80,000.
“Locally manufactured pistols are available between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 while prices of foreign handguns range from Rs 100,000 to Rs 300,000. You can even get these weapons delivered to the place of your choice, no questions asked,” he said.
Rai Zafar, a resident of Lahore, said possessing arms was necessary for his family’s protection. He was against those who held arms just for exhibition or to gain respect saying that mishandling often leads to untoward incidents.
Chaudhry Aslam, another citizen, said there was a positive correlation between the rise in crime and the rise in supply of arms. “You never know when someone might pull out a gun over a small dispute. Rich or poor, one should be careful in dealing with everyone,” he said. He appealed to the government to check the increase in illegal weapons and to ensure a proper check on arms licences.
Commenting on the issue, Lahore DIG Operations Rai Tahir said it was very difficult to stop illegal arms infiltration in Pakistan because most of these weapons were being sourced from the tribal areas of the country where law enforcement is almost non-existent.
He further said that in Punjab, weapons manufacturing factories operating in civil areas must be eliminated. He called for more scrutiny at the Attock checkpost which was one of the major entry points into the province.
The DIG said police had registered more than a 1,000 cases against criminals possessing illegal weapons most of whom have been put behind bars.

Where are the Criminals…..A Question to Khadim-e-Alaa…………………PUNJAB

A 70-year-old Swedish Christian NGO worker shot and injured in a targeted attack in Lahore on Dec 3, passed away in Sweden on Thursday.
Almby was targeted by two armed men outside her house in Lahore’s upscale Model Town locality when she was returning from her office at the Full Gospel Assemblies (FGA) in the Kot Lakhpat area.
The elderly woman, who served Pakistani Christian community for 38 years, was shot in the chest and the bullet had damaged her left lung.
She was initially taken to Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital in a critical condition where doctors removed the bullet but said her condition was critical because of excessive bleeding.
Almby was moved to Sweden in an air ambulance provided by the Swedish government a couple of days ago as there was no improvement in her condition.
The police is yet to trace her attackers and so far there has been no breakthrough in the investigation.
Sources in the FGA told Pakistan Today they suspected involvement of Islamist extremists in the killing. However, police investigators say they are investigating the case from all angles.
Almby was director at the FGA Technical Training Institute and also taught at the FGA Bible School. She was also looking after the affairs of orphanges run by the US-founded Christian charity.

members of PTI (previously members of other corrupt parties)
Sr.#: Name City * Party Remarks Constituency

1 Abdul Rasheed Bhatti Lahore PPPP Ex. MPA Raiwind PP-161 .
2 Arbab Dost Muhammad Khan Pershawar PPPP Cousin of Communication . . Minister Arbab Alamgir Khan (PPPP)
3 Asghar Khan Khalil Peshawar PPPP Brother of Yasin Khan Khalil
4 Barrister Mansoor Sarwar Narowal PMLN Son of MNA Ch. Sarwar Khan, . . . PMLN
5 Brigadiar Rahat Amanullah Bhatti, Mureed K. PPPP Ex-Ticket Holder PP-. . 162
6 Capt. (R) Nisar Akber Khan Faisalabad PPPP Ex MNA NA-82
7 Capt. Javaid Haripur (Cousin of Gohar Ayub)
8 Chaudhry Ishfaq Taj Shakargarh PMLN Ex-MNA
9 Chaudhry Shahid Akram Bhinder Gujranwala PMLQ Former Federal . . Minister for Law & Justice, MNA (2002);
10 Commander (R) A. Qayyum Khan Attock PMLN Ex Ticket Holder
11 Dilawar Shah Roghani Peshawar Husband of Ex Provincial Health Minister, . . . Mrs. Mehr Taj Roghani
12 Dr Mehr Taj Roghani Peshawar Ex. Provincial Health . Minister (from 2002-2008)
13 Faiz Ullah Khan Kamoka Faisalabad PPPP Nazim Faisalabad
PP-68 . . . . . 19417
14 Farooq Amjad Meer Lahore PMLN Ex MNA, Lahore Naib Nazim NA-127
15 Hamid Sarwar Lahore PMLN Ex Nazim, General Secretary District Lahore . . . PMLN
16 Hassan Abdal Attock PMLN Ex. President PMLN District Attock
17 Ifthikar Ahmed Soomro Shikarpur PPPP Ex. MPA (85-88) Brother of Elahi B. Soomro ( Ex Federal Minister & Speaker NA) PS-10
18 Iftikhar Hussain Karachi PPPP Contested NA-239 in 2002 Elections . NA-239
19 Major (R) Javed Nasrullah FErozwala Ex Tehsil Nazim
20 Malik Sohail Khan Kamrial Attock PMLN / RUNNER UP 2002 NA-
21 Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar Lahore PPPP NA-128
22 Masood Ahmed Bhatti Kasur Yaqoob Sethi Votes in 2008 PP-175 23 Mehmood Jan Khan Peshawar PMLQ Ex Ticket Holder PF-7
24 Mian Muhammad Azhar Lahore PMLQ Ex MNA, Ex.Governor of . . . . Punjab, Ex Mayor Lahore, Ex President PMLQ.
25 Mr. Ashfaq Tarar Gujranwala Nephew of Ex. President, Mr. Rafiq . . . Tarar.
26 Muhammad Mazhar Saeed Nankana Sahib (NA-135, PP-171 District . . . . . . . Nankana Sahib) NA-135
27 Muhammad Shawaiz Khan Attock PMLN Ex. Tehsil Nazim
28 Nadeem Abbas Gujrat PMLN Ex Ticket Holder for Provincial Assembly . . . . (2002) PP-111
29 Naseer Khan Charsadda Ex-MPA, KPK
30 Nawabzada Umar Farooq Hoti Mardan ANP Son of Mr. Nawabzada . . . . Khwaja Muhammad Khan Hoti, MNA ANP
31 Nayyab Hayat Babar Nowshera PPPP Nephew of Ex. Interior Minister, Major . General Naseerullah Babar
32 Noor Muhammad Bhabha Vehari PPPP MNA / Contested PP-238 in 2008,
33 Qurban Ali Khan Nowshera PPPP Ex-MPA (2002), Runner up in 2008 with . . . 7753 Votes (ANP’s Pervez Ahmed 9531) PF-16 8691
34 Rai Aziz Ullah Khan Sahiwal PMLQ Ex MNA NA-162
35 Raja Nadir Pervaiz Faisalabad PMLN Ex MNA NA-85
36 Sardar Aqil Umer Lahore PMLQ Ex Ticket Holder (2008) NA- . .
37 Sardar Arif Rasheed Lahore PML Ex MPA, Ticket holder on NA- PMLQ NA-129
38 Sardar Kamil Umer Lahore PMLN Ex Ticket Holder NA-128
39 Sardar Muhammad Ali Attock PMLQ Ex. MPA, PMLQ (2002) . PP-17 41770
40 Sardar Mumtaz Khan Basal Attock PMLN , Ex. Ticket Holder PMLN (2008)
41 Shahbaz Kisana Faisalabad PMLN Ex Ticket Holder and Activist NA-71
42 Shahzada Nisar Ahmad Jilani Chitral PPPP PPP candidate for MPA, . . . District Chitral PF-90
43 Sheikh Mian Abdul Ghaffar Lahore PMLN Ex Chairman Town Committee, . . Raiwind.
44 Shakir Zareen Gul District Mansehra PPPP Nephew of Ex-MNA Zargul . . Khan
45 Syed Ejaz Hussain Bukhari Attock MMA Ex. MPA, PML and secured 24808 against PPPP’s 30875 PP-15 .
46 Zafarullah Marwat, Laki Marwat PMLN Ex-MPA PF-47 Zar Gul Khan Mansehra NDF Ex-MPA, NDF PF-58 7
48 Zareen Gul Charsadda NDF Ex-MPA, NDF
49 Mian Mahmood ur Rasheed (Jamat Isalami to PTI then to PML Q then again PTI land mafia in Lahore)
50 Ijaz Ch (Ex Myar Lahore defaulter of billion kicked from JI on corruption),
51 Aijaz Jazi (PML N, PML Q, , jua addas and wine supplier in RWP
52. Shah mahmood Quraishi,
53. Azam Swati
54. Khursheed kasuri (musharraf’s player)
55 Nawabzada Aurangzeb Hoti, a drug smuggler who served 3yr jail

Can you tell me the new comers?