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The attack on the Chinese Consulate: Main Target is Pak-China CPEC Project By Sajjad Shaukat

INDIAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 

RAW TERRORISM IN PAKISTAN

Background Reading

KARACHI – Indian intelligence RAW is alleged to be behind the terrorist attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi.

Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) In-Charge Raja Umar Khattab on Saturday said Indian intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), was behind the attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi.

“Such an attack could not be executed without reconnaissance. An investigation is underway to find out from where the terrorists arrived,” he said while talking to media.

Umar Khattab said the presence of commander of the proscribed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) Aslam alias Acchu in India was being investigated.

The BLA had claimed responsibility of the attack on the Chinese consulate and Aslam was the mastermind behind it. Aslam is currently being treated at Max Hospital in New Delhi. He had fled to India immediately after being injured in an operation by the Pakistani forces in Balochistan’s Sibi district.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The attack on the Chinese Consulate: Main Target is Pak-China CPEC Project

By Sajjad Shaukat

 

Pakistan’s security forces successfully foiled an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi on November 23, this year.

 

In the exchange of firing, two policemen were martyred, including two civilians, as three gunmen tried to enter the consulate around 9:30 am but were intercepted by security guards at a checkpoint.

 

Karachi Police Chief Dr Amir Shaikh said, “Three suspected suicide bombers were killed before they were able to enter the facility as forces successfully foiled the attack…They could not even get in the compound. They tried to get into the visa section…The men came to the consulate in a car which was loaded with explosives.”

 

The clearance operation was initially led by a female Police Officer Assistant Superintendent of Police Suhai Talpur. Her courage has been greatly appreciated by the top officials of Pakistan.

 

On the same day, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, “All staff members of the Chinese consulate remained safe in the attack…It was a cowardly attempt by terrorists.”

 

The Director-General of the Inter-Services Publication Directorate (ISPR), Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor also confirmed by saying, “Terrorists attempted to enter Chinese consulate. Rangers and police have got control. Three terrorists killed. All Chinese are safe”. He also stated, “Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed grief at the martyrdom of two policemen in the attempted attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi’s Clifton area, hailing their sacrifice for the greater cause of protecting the citizens.”

 

While ordering an immediate inquiry regarding the assault on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attack, terming it as a conspiracy against Pak-China economic and strategic relations. He stated, “The elements and motives behind this attack should be uncovered…the nation is proud of the prompt action of the Rangers and police…who were martyred foiling the attack.”

 

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry condemned the assault on the Chinese consulate in Karachi and labelled it a “conspiracy”, targeting Pakistan-China socioeconomic and strategic ties.” He added, “Such incidents cannot hinder the friendship between the two neighbours.”

 

Almost all the leaders of the mainstream political and religious parties condemned the foiled assault on the Chinese consulate in Karachi and hailed the role of the security forces in this respect.

 

Besides, the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Ambassador Geng Shuang stated on the same day of the incident, “China strongly condemned the attack on its consulate in Karachi all consular staff and their families were safe following the shooting…We highly appreciate the efforts of the Pakistani side…The Chinese embassy in Pakistan has extended condolences over the martyrdom of two Pakistani policemen and said any attempt to undermine China-Pakistan friendship is doomed to fail…the attack would not affect Beijing’s commitment to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which seeks to connect its western province Xinjiang with the Arabian Sea port of Gwadar, in Balochistan….China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners.”

 

It is notable that a separatist group of the Balochistan province, the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility of the failed terror attempt on the Chinese consulate in Karachi through a tweet.  However, such claims of responsibility have no material value because all such anti-state elements always try to score numbers when an incident like this occurs.

 

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s media and reliable sources disclosed that mastermind of the terrorist attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi—Aslam alias Achu is a commander of BLA and is currently receiving medical treatment at Max Hospital in the Indian capital New Delhi.

 

Undoubtedly, it shows the connections of the Indian secret agency RAW in relation to the failed attempt at the Chinese consulate of Karachi.

 

In another terror-related incident, on the same day, at least 35 people were killed and 50 wounded in a blast in Kalaya area of lower Orakzai district in Hangu.

 

It is significant that armed forces of Pakistan have successfully broken the backbone of the foreign-backed terrorists by the successful military operations Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasaad which have also been extended to other parts of the country, including Balochistan. And Pakistan’s primary intelligence agency, ISI has broken the network of these terrorist groups by capturing several militants, while thwarting several terror attempts. But, in the recent past and during the election-campaign of 2019, blasts in Balochistan and other regions of the country, including the latest ones in Hangu and especially at the Chinese consulate in Karachi show that the US-led India, Afghanistan and Israel have again started acts of sabotage especially to destabilize Pakistan and to damage the CPEC which is their main target— particularly of India and America.  

 

Notably, the assassination of religious clear Maulana Samiul Haq, known as the “Father of the Taliban” on November 2, this year in Islamabad was part of the same scheme to weaken Pakistan, also since Pakistan is the only nuclear country in the Islamic World.

 

It is mentionable that during the successful four-day visit of Premier Khan to China, Beijing on November 2, 2018, reportedly agreed to provide USD 6 billion in aid to cash-strapped Pakistan to minimise its dependence on an IMF bailout package. A loan of USD 1.5 billion is also expected to be offered, along with an additional package of USD three billion for CPEC. The loan and the investments were reportedly part of the USD six billion packages. According to the joint statement, released on November 4, 2018, the two sides also signed fifteen Agreements/MoUs on a range of bilateral issues.

Pakistan and China also agreed to trade in their local currencies in an effort to reduce dependence on the US dollar. Particularly, Pakistan will save more than 12 billion dollars annually by importing goods in its local currency.

 

It is noteworthy that it is the first time in the history of Pakistan that on November 20, 2018, the government led by P.M Imran Khan refused to accept tough conditions laid down by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a financial bailout package. Besides, other tough conditions such as a further increase in power tariffs, the imposition of more taxes and so on, especially, the condition of sharing details related to Chinese financial assistance was also rejected. In fact, IMF is controlled by America, which has always imposed tough conditions to release loans in order to further destabilize Pakistan by targeting the general masses.  

 

It is also of particular attention that India was openly opposing the CPEC and China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) or BRI; the US also joined New Delhi. In this context, on October 3, 2017, US Defence Secretary James Mattis told the Lawmakers, “The United States has reiterated its support for India’s opposition to China’s One Belt, One Road initiative…the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a part of which traverses Pakistan-Kashmir.”

 

Islamabad strongly dismissed the statement from the American defence chief that the multibillion-dollar road and rail network “CPEC which is part of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, passes through a disputed territory of Kashmir”, urging “the international community to focus on blatant human rights violations and heinous crimes committed by Indian occupation forces in the Indian Occupied Kashmir” (IOK), and reminded the US that Washington had also participated in an OBOR summit.

 

Earlier, a statement from the Chinese foreign ministry also dismissed Mattis’ statement, saying that the OBOR plan was backed by the United Nations and that CPEC was an economic cooperation initiative.

 

In this regard, repeated threats of the US President Donald Trump and top American officials to Islamabad and other moves like suspension of latter’s aid were part of the same scheme to thwart the CPEC.

 

The fact is that Indian lobbies which are well-penetrated in the US administration and Europe, research centres, think tanks and so-called human rights groups utilize the media tools in defaming Pakistan internationally. Especially, Indian RAW is availing the opportunity of the US-led organized propaganda campaign against Pakistan. Now, CPEC is a special target of these hostile entities.

 

The reality is that when Gwadar seaport becomes fully operational, it would connect the landlocked Central Asian states with the rest of the world. Being the commercial hub, the port is likely to increase the volume of trade, bringing multiple economic and financial benefits to Pakistan like the Suez Canal which changed the destiny of Egypt when Israel returned it to the former. It will enable high-volume cargo vessels to move in the major oceans. Gwadar project which is the backbone of the CPEC will uplift the impoverished people of Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan, including developments in other provinces by providing thousands of employment opportunities, particularly to the less developed areas by redressing their grievances. The resulting prosperity in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan would damp the separatist sentiments of the people, which the hostile elements, supported by the US, India and Israeli do not want. Therefore, these entities and their media describe the CPEC in negative terms.

 

As a matter of fact, since the occupation of Afghanistan by the US-led NATO forces, the country has become the centre of CIA, RAW and Israeli Mossad which are in connivance to obtain the Create in our bonds of genuine friendship, where we can uphold each other’s rights and stand up for justice, even if we are to be witnesses against ourselves, against our children, and against our parents. Let not nationalism of one nation be the cause of injustice to any nation. Give us the courage to stand up for righteousness with the people who are rich and powerful and who possess compassionate and loving hearts to work for the poor, the destitute, the hungry, and the homeless of not only this country but of any country in any part of this world. Give us family values and a sense of responsibility to fight the crimes and drug abuse that are harming our youths and neighbourhoods.cover designs of their countries and some Western countries against Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran. Under the cover of fighting terrorism, these foreign agencies which are also in collaboration with the Afghan intelligence agency National Directorate of Security (NDS), support the militants of ISIS and Afghanistan-based Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), including their linked outfits which have been conducting terror-assaults in Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of the secret strategy of the US-led countries. Besides, these terrorist outfits are weakening Tibetan regions of China and Iranian Sistan-Baluchistan through subversive activities.

 

Notably, on March 24, 2016, Pakistan’s security forces disclosed that they arrested the serving agent of RAW in Balochistan. During investigation and in a video, shown on Pakistan’s TV channels, RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav confessed that “he was the agent of RAW” and “during his stay, he contacted various Baloch separatist leaders and insurgents, including Dr Allah Nazar Baloch, to execute the task to damage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor” project. Yadav admitted that he spied for India and was “assigned with the task to create unrest in Karachi and Balochistan.”

 

Nevertheless, one must evoke as to who could be the prime beneficiary of such an action against the Chinese in Pakistan. These are those elements who do not want to see Pakistan– China cooperation which has put the country on the road to progress.

 

In this connection, P.M. Imran Khan’s very successful visit to China and the advancements in the CPEC are of great distress and discomfort for those who do not want to see such initiatives, taking place between the two countries. In simple words, this attack at the Chinese consulate was an attack on the CPEC and Pak-China friendship.

 

It is worth mentioning that Karachi, the financial capital of Pakistan, reportedly has a number of sleeping cells being operated by RAW, NDS and other hostile intelligence agencies. It is evident that the terrorist was part of these sleeping cells. Pakistan’s investigation units and intelligence agencies have already pointed out that such cells are being operated by RAW, NDS and other hostile agencies in Karachi.

 

In the recent years, these anti-Pakistan secret agencies have been conducting frequent attacks on the Pakistani forces and Chinese manpower working in Pakistan as well as on projects being completed under CPEC is going to change the fate of the people of this region especially Pakistan.

 

China and the US are pitched against each other on a trade war. Asia and especially this region, is the economic future of the world, have gained the attention of the world powers. This is the reason, why America has been spending billions of dollars just to stay in Afghanistan, despite the tremendous reverses being faced by the Americans. This interest goes to the extent where the US is now ready to even negotiate with their biggest adversary, the Taliban, just to maintain their presence in Afghanistan under the nose of China and Pakistan.

 

India being the collation partner of the US has opened 22 consulates in Afghanistan to counter the economic prosperity of Pakistan and CPEC and for working hands in glove with the NDS to generate unrest in Pakistan through sabotage and terrorism.

 

It means that being the future economic hub, this region; particularly Pakistan could face more terrorism-related events in the coming days. So, it is in their collective interests that both Islamabad and Beijing should remain focused on their economic goals and remain steadfast to meet similar future challenges.  

 

Again, it is pointed out that initial operation at the Chinese consulate was led by a female Police Officer ASP Suhai Talpur, which proves that Pakistani girls and women folks are on the forefront to defeat evil designs of CIA-RAW-NDS nexus.

 

Related image

 

Police Officer ASP Suhai Talpur

-who led the operation against Indian RAW trained ISIS terrorists, infiltrated from Afghanistan in Sindh

 

We can conclude that the CPEC is the main target of the foiled attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi.

 

Note: I have updated my similar article.

 

Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is the author of the book: the US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations

 

Email: sajjad_logic@yahoo.com

 

 

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Prayer For All People on EID-MILAD-UN-NABI- The Birthday of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UMA Interfaith Alliance

 

Prayer For All People

on

EID-MILAD-UN-NABI

the Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Name of Allah(swt),

the Most Compassionate and the Most Merciful

 A US Interfaith Perspective

Our God, our Creator, our Sustainer, and our Maintainer, who possesses Love, Compassion, and Forgiveness, bring peace to your people by showing us how to love each other. Do not lay on us a burden greater than our capacity to bear. Open our hearts and minds, so that all humanity strives to develop the attributes that you ingrained in us when you made us in your image. Teach us how to care for each other in times of pain, suffering, and illness. Give us the courage to embrace all the citizens of the world, and help us to reconcile with people of all colours, races, and religious identities. Let patience, perseverance, and prayer be our means of reaching your highest ideals.

 

Our Lord, forgive all those who have erred intentionally or unintentionally. Give us the wisdom and compassion to undo the damage that we have done to our fellow human beings and to our mother earth that sustains all humanity. Create in us a sense of family – of sisterhood and brotherhood with those people whom we have never met nor known. Let not the unknown to us be the cause of any distrust or injustice to anyone.

 

Create in our bonds of genuine friendship, where we can uphold each other’s rights and stand up for justice, even if we are to be witnesses against ourselves, against our children, and against our parents. Let not nationalism of one nation be the cause of injustice to any nation. Give us the courage to stand up for righteousness with the people who are rich and powerful and who possess compassionate and loving hearts to work for the poor, the destitute, the hungry, and the homeless of not only this country but of any country in any part of this world. Give us family values and a sense of responsibility to fight the crimes and drug abuse that are harming our youths and neighbourhoods.

 

Give spiritual guidance and blessings to global rulers and legislators. Bless this country and its people who live as Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and people of other faiths and no faiths. Our Lord, show us how to work for the common good of all humanity and give us the wisdom to maintain peace and tranquillity for the people of this great nation.  Let every homeless person in each city find a home and a safe place to eat and sleep in our blessed nation, the United States of America. Amen.

 

Allah(swt) you are Peace, through you flows Peace. Give all of us Peace not only in this life but also in the hereafter. Amen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

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There will never be peace among nations without peace among religions &

There will never be peace among religions without dialogue among religions

 

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Israel at Pakistan’s doorstep: The strategic implications of Oman-Israel relations

 

Israel at Pakistan’s doorstep: The strategic implications of Oman-Israel relations

Sabtain Ahmed Dar

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While every news-outlet in Pakistan fell into the trap of Avi Scharf’s propaganda against Pakistan, Israeli PM Netanyahu paid a secret visit to Oman which has serious repercussions not only for Pakistan but also for the whole South Asia.

On a secret trip to Oman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was accompanied by his wife, Mossad intelligence Chief Yossi Cohen, National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and with other defense officials. The Israeli delegation reportedly flew to Oman on Thursday, 25th October 2018 when Pakistan’s media attention was successfully diverted about the Israeli plane landing in Islamabad.

A lot of countries trusted Oman but the question is will they see Oman as an honest broker? Through Oman, Israel can build secret ties with any player in the region.

It was the first visit by an Israeli leader to Oman in over two decades; the last Israeli leader to visit Oman was Shimon Peres in 1996. Netanyahu’s office said in a statement on Friday, 26th October that the visit came at the invitation of Sultan Qaboos and followed “lengthy contacts between the two countries”. His office added that it formed part of a policy of “deepening relations with the states of the region”.

Just three days before Netanyahu’s visit, President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas also paid a visit to Oman on 21st October. Surprisingly, on 28th October, Omani officials went again to Palestine to meet President Mahmoud Abbas which indicates the developments relating to the Middle-East peace process are progressing rapidly in a pace where Israel is now for the first time in history leading the role through diplomatic intelligence

Read more: Relations beyond the veil: Pakistan, Israel and the Muslim world

This article is an attempt to analyze three main questions; Why Israel exposed its relations with Oman at this time? What is Israel’s master plan behind gaining a strong foothold in this region? How Israel’s presence can affect the Geopolitics of South Asia?

Israel’s Threat Perception and Geopolitical Strategy

Connecting the Dots

“One of the secrets about ‘Zionist-politics’ is that it intends to compartmentalize its mission into a long span of time by the way of deceptive Geo-political developments or layers. But the end game will always remain the same. Thus, it is essential to connect the dots to see the bigger picture in order to understand Israeli Geo-politics because analyzing each compartment of Israeli strategy in isolation will eventually lead to more confusion.”

Israel visit to Oman is yet another layer to divide the Muslims, as it already raised serious questions regarding the future of Muslim unity among the scholars

Israel’s Geopolitical location is a security nightmare for Israeli defense planners because of the surrounding Arab countries. US calibrate its Middle East policy because of the Israeli Lobby sitting in the United States, who not only controls US foreign policy in the Middle-east but also use US army as its military arm.

According to the author, every US war in the Middle-east ended up in dividing the Muslim countries and thus enhancing the security of Israel. Thus, US grand strategy of regime change in the Middle-east is intended to serve Israel in two ways;

1– Firstly, Strategically replace the leaders of the Muslim countries with those who will recognize Israel as a legit state and will have friendly ties in the future.

2– Secondly, control oil and the gas of the Middle-east through Multi-national corporations which are already owned by most of the Zionist bankers.

Why Israel Exposed her Relations with Oman?

Firstly, Oman can serve as a channel to many countries including Pakistan, Iran, Qatar, and even Syria. A lot of countries trusted Oman but the question is will they see Oman as an honest broker? Through Oman, Israel can build secret ties with any player in the region. For example; India used Oman’s good offices to develop ties with Iran. If Israel gets a strong foothold in Oman through her embassy it can experiment with Pakistan and Iran.

 

Finally, for Netanyahu exposing the ties with Oman is yet another layer in Israeli Middle-eastern strategy which includes covert alliances and public ones. This article is an attempt to decode all the layers in Israeli Middle-eastern strategy. As an early example; first of the decoded layer explains Israel will only seek to develop covert or overt ties with Sunni nations of movements in an effort to prevent Iran’s spread through the region as well as undermines Tehran’s regional power. And Oman’s Geographical position and the monarchy provide all the tools they need to materialize this strategy.

The Secret: MOSSAD’s Strategy is Encoded in its Slogan “By way of Deception Thou Shalt do War”

There are so many deceptions revolving around Israel approaching Oman. Most of the analysts will see this development in economic or political terms concerning the recognition of Israel or the possible Palestinian state but in reality, it is more than that. The truth about deception is that when it targets a specific object it creates a camouflage (Geo-political confusion) and will never directly expose its hidden objectives because of the secrecy. Israel visit to Oman is yet another layer to divide the Muslims, as it already raised serious questions regarding the future of Muslim unity among the scholars

It is because of this reason through multiple layers on it; they want most of the world thinkers to remain confused about Israel’s Geopolitics. Thus, the role of most of the thinkers in this game becomes more confusing for them and for others too, because they do not know the truth and you merely through empirical political theories want to know the clarity about reality. Which in reality, they will never be able to understand. The author wants to emphasize here that it is because of this reason they categories our intellect as ‘mob psychology’.

The latest development of Oman-Israel ties is the prime example of the forces which are busy in enhancing the security of the state of Israel at the cost dividing the Muslim countries.

As Israeli Professor Israel Shahak, in his book; Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Two Thousand Years says on page 89-90; “It is a grave sin to practice any kind of deception whatsoever against a Jew. Against a Gentile (non-Jew) it is only forbidden to practice direct deception. Indirect deception is allowed unless it is likely to cause hostility towards Jews or insult to the Jewish religion”.

One of the secrets about deception in ‘Zion politics’ is that it also intends to compartmentalize its mission into a long span of time, but the end game will always remain the same. Therefore, One must connect the dots and look the bigger picture concerning the pro-Israel US and Israeli strategy in the Middle-east.

Pakistan’s Threat Perception: Pakistan should Learn to Play on Both Sides

“In the age of Hybrid warfare, it is essential for Pakistan that they are being deliberately encircled by her enemies. Thus, its economic developments with other countries must have a military objective in the end”.

Read more: Should Pakistan ‘establish contacts’ with Israel just like KSA?

Pakistan in a Midst of Hybrid War

If we pay close attention to the post-911 South Asia, a whole book of several volumes can be written on Pakistan’s threat perception. But if we only consider the developments of last week, it is plain and clear that Pakistan is the midst of Hybrid war directed against her.

1– International Propaganda campaigns are being conducted; recently it was Israeli newspaper Haaretz spreading falsehood against Pakistan to create a divide in between civil and military leadership.

2– Pakistani banks and data centers are being targeted through Cyberwarfare.

3– India is busy in violating ceasefire agreement of 2003 and killing innocent Pakistanis.

4– the United States is pressurizing the leadership of Pakistan by putting the blame about the loss in Afghanistan war.

5– In the midst of civil unrest, after Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of Aasia Bibi United States Commission on International Religious Freedom calls on the government of Pakistan to release another 40 individuals imprisoned in Blasphemy charges and repeal its blasphemy laws. It is not only an act of meddling into the internal affairs of Pakistan but also adding fuel to the fire.

The port of Duqm is unique — it is artificial crafted for economic and strategic use. As far as Oman’s Salalah is related it is already being used by Indian Air Force and Navy for repair and refueling.

Pakistan must realize the fact that it is being slowly and steadily being encircled by her enemies. The latest development of Oman-Israel ties is the prime example of the forces which are busy in enhancing the security of the state of Israel at the cost dividing the Muslim countries. The only question arises here; why we are not taking right decisions at the right time? It is mainly because of the above-mentioned points in the context of deception on the part of Pro-Israel US and Israeli strategy. The whole Geo-political scenario in South Asia is clearly suggesting that Pakistan is already in a state of war.

US Army Lt. Col. (ret.) Ralph Peters in the June 2006 “Blood Borders”, Peters suggested that a reimagining of Middle Eastern and Asian borders along ethnic, sectarian and tribal lines might ease regional tensions (in reality enhancing the security of Israel by dividing the Muslim countries). The article and the accompanying map were and continue to be widely taken as Washington’s blueprint for imperial meddling.

The boundaries projected in the maps accompanying this article redress the wrongs suffered by the most significant ‘cheated’ population groups, such as the Kurds, Baluch and Arab Shia. The only way to counter the US grand strategy to divide the Muslim countries is to unite the Muslim countries; Pakistan must put herself boldly at the center of this chessboard game and marginalize every pro-Israel US or its proxy move to divide the Muslim world.

“Israel is the only country in the world after Pakistan made independent in the name of religion. No intelligent brain in the world can understand Israel’s Geo-politics without understanding the significance and the influence of Jewish literature in the formation of her foreign policy. Israel is seeking to rule the world from Jerusalem and a nuclear Pakistan is a significant threat and an obstacle to her end game.”

Read more: Five questions on Israel’s controversial Jewish nation law

Oman is Pakistan’s nearest neighbor, only a stretch of 250 miles of sea separates Oman and Pakistan. The view from Muscat sees Pakistan and Iran on the north. Pakistan’s relations with Oman will have a new shift if Oman recognizes Israel officially in the near future. And Pakistan must pay close attention to the new Israel’s presence with US military in Oman.

In the era of unconventional threats from the enemies, a unified economic and military strategy must make sure the security and the development of CPEC and Pakistan’s naval preparedness to tackle the unconventional maritime threat. It is highly important to analyze the challenges in the sphere of unconventional maritime threats emanating from the militarization and nuclearization of the Indian Ocean from the US-India axis.

India with the United States considers CPEC as a threat to their hegemony in the region. India was already late in the understanding of the significance of Duqm port— the US presence is already there from 2013-14 followed by the UK. According to the author, India could have been influenced by the US Intel experts to join their hands on Duqm port to counter rising Pak-China axis.

Pakistan’s economic and military ties with Iran marginalize the strategy of their enemies to create a rift and divide in between them through sectarian or ethnic lines.

India has the closest diplo-political and military ties with Oman not only for economic purposes but also for a ‘symbolic counter’ against Pakistan from the South. Following exactly the same intelligent strategy India through Oman’s good offices developed cordial relations with Iran, following Pakistan’s tilt towards Saudi Arabia India strategically checkmated Pakistan by gaining access to Chabahar port. India’s economic partnership with Iran is part of a grand-strategy to sandwich Pakistan in between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

As China takes over Gwadar in Pakistan, India attempts a security checkmate against it by pursuing Duqm port in Oman, allowing India the ability to checkmate China at the mouth of the Gulf of Oman. The port of Duqm is unique — it is artificially crafted for economic and strategic use. As far as Oman’s Salalah is related it is already being used by Indian Air Force and Navy for repair and refuelling. Thus, Power projection by the rival’s axis is symbolically directed against Pakistan and China.

 

 

 

If Israel gets a strong foothold in Oman through her embassy in Muscat (which is located in northern Oman facing Pakistan and Iran) then for Pakistan it will naturally provide an opportunity to incorporate Iran as a partner in the military drills to balance the power. Lastly, to completely minimize the effect of rival moves against Pakistan through Oman ‘just rope up Oman in CPEC and connectivity corridors and raise the costs of Oman’s compromises’.

Israel’s presence in Oman draws Pakistan and Iran close to each other

After PM Netanyahu returned from Oman, Iran made a public statement that the US and ‘Israel lobby in the United States’ pressuring Muslim countries to normalize ties and the Jewish state was seeking “to create divisions between Muslim countries”.

Read more: “I was not in Israel”, Jemima Goldsmith to Ghinwa Bhutto

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bassam Ghasemi said: “This regime seeks to create divisions between Muslim countries and obscure 70 years of usurpation, rape, and killing of the oppressed Palestinians. History and experience show that retreating and acquiescing to the illegitimate demands of the United States and the usurper Zionist regime will make them bolder and more dominant in the region while ignoring the Palestinian people’s legitimate rights,”

According to the author, Pakistan will soon face an awkward situation where most of her Arab allies will recognize Israel as a legit state in the Middle-east. What will Pakistan do in that situation? There is one thing which is plain and clear to the author that If Pakistan recognized Israel as a state. Iran will be isolated in South Asia and this is exactly what the United States and Israel want. It will also provide a chance to the enemies to exploit either overtly or covertly Iran-Pakistan relations on the basis of ethno-sectarian lines. And will eventually result in a total chaos for both countries. Thus, the only way to neutralize this is to develop cordial Diplo-military relations with Iran.

But before this, it is important to realize the fact that peace among the Muslim countries also ensures peace of several regions in the context of the contemporary balance of power system in the world order. A destabilized Middle-east means a destabilized world. It is time for Pakistan to realize the importance of this time and must act as a mediator in between Muslim countries who are already or on the verge of war against each other.

Concluding Thoughts

Lastly, 

It is important for Pakistan’s National Security Policy-makers to realize the fact that; “IN THE AGE OF HYBRID WARFARE IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR PAKISTAN THAT THEY ARE BEING DELIBERATELY ENCIRCLED BY HER ENEMIES. THUS, ITS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES MUST HAVE A MILITARY OBJECTIVE IN THE END”.

Read more: ‘PSYOP’ against Pakistan: The ‘Propaganda’ about the Israeli Plane Landing in…

This strategy will create harmony between Pakistan’s Economic and Military objectives. Only through this strategy, Pakistan will have a robust and strong foreign Policy. It is the right time for Pakistan to take bold initiatives in her foreign policy. Following points are the summarized strategies Pakistan must use urgently to not only balance the power against her rivals but also eradicate the menace of state-sponsored terrorism which is hindering the development of Pakistan and peace in South Asia.

1– Pakistan quest for the development of CPEC and Gwadar port requires her diplomats and military leadership to collaborate with Omani counterparts and make sure that Oman’s territory or waters will not be used by ‘The US and I to I axis’ (Israel-India axis) against Pakistan.

2– In the context of the Afghanistan Crisis, it is clear that if there is no peace in Afghanistan there will be no peace in South Asia. Pakistan must seek Russian services of balancing powers in the region to attain regional peace. Russia is the best alternative to the pro-Israel United States to solve the Afghan crisis. Russia is to hold Afghan Peace Talks inviting Afghan leaders for talks with Taliban on 9th November 2018. Pakistan must capitalize this situation in full scale.

3– Pakistan should not discriminate in between Muslim countries through its foreign policy or must not militarily become part of any conflict in between the Muslim countries; otherwise it will provide a chance to its enemies to capitalize on it. For example; on the decision to remain neutral on the Yemen War was intelligently understood by the policy makers of Pakistan that it will trap Pakistan and will allow its enemies to exploit Pakistan-Iran relations. This strategy must continue in the future as well.

4– Pakistan needs another ‘I’ to counter ‘I to I axis’ (Israel-India axis) and that ‘I’ for Pakistan is Iran. Pakistan’s economic and military ties with Iran marginalize the strategy of their enemies to create a rift and divide in between them through sectarian or ethnic lines. Also, the solution to Baluchistan crisis which affects the development of CPEC lies in the cordial relations with Iran.

5– Lastly, It is time to take bold initiatives for the sake of the regional peace and it is time that Pakistan must send a symbolic message to the world by incorporating Iran after Saudi Arabia in CPEC. This economic integration will raise the cost of War in between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Thus, it will put Pakistan in a strategic advantage over the enemies who are seeking a perpetual divide in between Muslim countries.

Sabtain Ahmed Dar is currently doing MPhil. in International Relations from the Department of Political Science, Punjab University, Pakistan. He specializes in Pakistan affairs and Israel’s geopolitics, specifically the US strategy in the Middle East and South Asia. He has written a thesis titled ‘The Clash of Islam and Zionism: The final clash before the End of History’. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space. 

Reference:  Originally Published in Global Village Space.com

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State of Medina

October 30th, 2018

State of Medina

 

Every now and then the opposition in general and the politico-religious parties, in particular, taunt the PTI leadership mockingly about its promised transformation of Pakistan into a state like that of Medina. Probably by the State of Medina they misconstrue it to be a theocratic state where the clergy could rule supreme. Not at all, the Meesaq-e-Medina (The Constitution of Medina) was signed by Muslims (Mohajir and Ansar), 9 tribes of the Jews, the Christians and other believers (mu’minin). The document ensured full freedom of religious beliefs and practices for all citizens declaring them one nation (ummah wāḥidah) separate from all peoples. And, they were declared One Nation by none other than the Holy Prophet SAW himself! The Charter (Meesaq) established the collective responsibility of all! constituent tribes for their members’ actions specifically emphasising blood money and payment of ransom. An attack on anyone was to be considered the attack on all. It was exactly like the present-day Pakistan where we have Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis etc. and they all constitute One Pakistani Nation (ummah wāḥidah) with equal rights, complete freedom to worship and practice their religions and with equal opportunities to pursue happiness in life in Pakistan.  This is what Imran Khan had promised and following the footprints of the Holy Prophet SAW is working to achieve it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wouldn’t all the religious parties, therefore, like to join hands with him in carrying out this sacred task of following the great Sunnah of the Holy Prophet SAW?!  I am sure they would not only love to do it but try to surpass each other in performing this sacred duty.       

 

Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
30 Westridge 1
Rawalpindi 46000
Pakistan
Tel: (051) 5158033
E.mail: jafri@rifiela.com

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 Drum is garbage


 Drum is garbage

ملتان میں فضل الرحمن کے بیٹے نے جامعہ قاسم العلوم کے گرد ونواح میں مدرسے کیلئے لیز پر لی گئی زمین پر 50 سے زائد ناجائز کمرشل دکانیں بنا رکھی تھیں، اور اگر اوسط دکان کا کرایہ  30 ہزار ہو تو یہ ماہانہ 15 لاکھ روپے کی ناجائز انکم بنتی ہے جو فضل الرحمن کے بیٹے کے اکاؤنٹ میں مدرسے کے نام پر لی گئی زمین کے ذریعے جارہی تھی۔
 
وزیراعلی پنجاب عثمان بزدار کی ہدایات پر اللہ کے فضل و کرم سے ناجائز طور پر تعمیر شدہ یہ دکانیں مسمار کر کے دو ارب روپے کی اراضی واگزار کروا لی گئی اور فضل الرحمن کے بیٹے کو 25 کروڑ روپے ریکوری کا لیگل نوٹس بھی
بھجوا دیا گیا۔
 
اگر فضل الرحمن کی چیخیں نکل رہی ہیں تو اس کی وجہ یہی ہے کہ ایک تو اس کی عیاشیاں ختم ہو چکیں اور دوسرے اس کی حرام کی کمائی کے راستے بند ہوتے جارہے ہیں۔
 
جمعیت والے اکثر یہ کہتے نظر آتے ہیں کہ ان کے امیر کے خلاف کرپشن کا کوئی مقدمہ نہیں۔ پتہ نہیں ان کے نزدیک کرپشن کسے کہتے ہی!

Posted by Light Of Islam on Saturday, August 17, 2013

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