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Uproar over Missing bloggers By Asif Haroon Raja

Uproar over Missing bloggers

Asif Haroon Raja

The recently approved Pakistan Electronic Crime Act by the Parliament and promulgation of cybercrime law specifying punishments to the wrongdoers operating in the world of media with absolute callousness have alarmed the dissidents and made them cautious. In the last 12 days, five social media activists including blogger Salman Haider have gone missing from Islamabad and Lahore. The other four are Waqar Goraya, Amir Saeed, Ahmad Raza and Samar Abbas (President of Civil Progressive Alliance). Their supporters are suspecting that they have been kidnapped to gag their freedom of speech on social media. A large number of human rights activists and some political leaders staged protest rallies in Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi on January 10, demanding speedy recovery of missing media activists and trial of those who had kidnapped them. The well-known liberals espousing right of freedom of speech were Tahira Abdullah, Dr, Farzana Bari, Pervez Hoodbhhoy, Afrasiab Khattak, Akhundzada and Farhatullah Babar. The electronic media is making hue and cry, completely ignoring the fact that the five missing persons particularly Salman had been spewing venom against Islam, religious beliefs, and the govt. For the last few years, liberal fascists and extremist seculars have been relentlessly fanning germs of hatred in the society through social media. Although the strength of so-called enlightened and progressive segment is very small, but they have taken full advantage of social media free of restrictions to impose their anti-Islam and anti-state thoughts on the people of Pakistan and to mislead them.

Salman is in the vanguard of hate mongers. He had opened three twitter and Facebook accounts, namely Bhainsa (buffalo), Mochi (cobbler), Roshni (Light). He was posting anti-government, anti-institutions and anti-Islam noxious posts on these accounts. All his posts were highly toxic. Large numbers of complaints had been registered against him demanding the closure of these injurious accounts and taking strict action against the culprit (s). The operator of these dubious accounts was however too cunning to get caught. He would keep changing the names of his accounts to remain safe from the hand of the law. He had hired the services of a cyber expert, who helped him in keeping his identity hidden. It took the investigating agencies lot of time and effort to trace the operator Salman operating the three accounts.

Salman projected himself as an intellectual and a poet, but it was gathered that he was employed as a teacher in Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi. It implied that he had been injecting hatred in the minds of students. Further investigations revealed that it was not only Salman but a whole network involved in clandestine activities and was operating from abroad. Most of the operators are based in foreign countries. The goal of this network is to give strength to anti-Islam lobbies/groups in Pakistan and it is also in collusion with separatist groups in Baluchistan.

The United Nations and international human rights organizations including Human Rights Watch voiced concern about the disappearances. Human Rights lawyer Jibran Nasir has filed an application with Supreme Court requesting judicial intervention. Vested groups linked with social media and certain political parties are making noise over the missing five activists and pressurizing the government to locate them at the earliest. They are also highly upset over the dismissal of a columnist writing articles against premier institutions in English newspaper. He is now fanning poison through social media from abroad. Earlier on, they had made a lot of noise over putting columnist Cyril on ECL on account of writing a slanderous article in Dawn newspaper which was a breach of security. Instead of taking him to task for writing a fake story whether fed to him or at his own, the government was grilled for the security leak.




Hussain Haqqani, the former ambassador in Washington, is among the sympathizers of dissident bloggers and he is expressing his deep anguish over their disappearance. He was the manufacturer of infamous Memo which he had presented to the then CJCSC Admiral Mike Mullen in October 2011. The Memo was a certificate to harness Pakistan’s military establishment, place the ISI under Ministry of Interior, open up nuclear program and then roll it back, and to allow the NATO to barge in freely into FATA. Another fascist liberal and pro-India journalist Imtiaz Alam who recently was in the forefront to promote Indian theme of ‘isolation of Pakistan’, has the brashness to write in his article “Wages of freedom in a state of inquisition” in The News dated January 12, 2016 that the Memo was manufactured by Gen Kayani and Lt Gen Shuja Pasha to divert attention from the humiliation of “Get Osama bin Laden stealth Mission” on May 2, 2011. He forgets that by then the fallout effects of the Abbottabad episode had settled down. He also ignores the fact that the US and not Pakistan was humiliated on account of stabbing its close ally in the back. But for Kayani-Pasha pro-active stance, Haqqani would not have abandoned his office of the ambassador. Later on, when the noose of Supreme Court had tightened around his neck, President Zardari and PM Gilani helped him to flee to the safe shores of USA. Since then, he has been spitting venom against Pakistan.

Tariq Fateh based in Canada is another poisonous snake. About two months ago, he had visited a university in East Punjab (India) and while delivering a lecture to the students he spoke in favor of RAW and against Kashmiri Mujahideen. Some students got so angry that they gave him a sound thrashing. Fateh retweeted in favor of Salman after he went missing. These like-minded enlightened liberals support each other’s point of view and share their posts/tweets with fervor. In order to become the darling of the West, these liberal fascists go to any length to earn the goodwill of their western paymasters. They are deliberately provoking the Islamists and elbowing them to lose their patience so that they could make their threatening remarks as an excuse to cry out that their lives are in danger and hence should be granted asylum in western countries. The West, particularly UK has traditionally welcomed traitors, rebels and anti-Islam persons with open arms. The possibility of Salman going underground after learning that his accounts have been traced and quietly sneaking out to seek asylum abroad cannot be ruled out.

The supporters of Salman are straining their lungs and making all out efforts to portray Salman as innocent, tolerant, civilized, enlightened and peaceful. They are trying to inculcate an impression that he and his four comrades have been picked up by the intelligence agencies. This kind of propaganda has also remained in fashion in Baluchistan where few dozen missing Baloch were shown as few thousands. Later on, it was found that most of the missing persons had joined BLA, BRA, and BLF and were residing in Farari camps established in the hills in interior Baluchistan, or in Afghanistan. Some who tried to escape and return home were brutally killed and their mutilated bodies were dumped on the roadside and the blame was put on the Frontier Corps/intelligence agencies. Indian propaganda machinery assisted by pro-Indian and anti-Army lobbies in Pakistan drummed up the issues of missing persons, mutilated bodies and mass graves to hide the crimes of 7.50 lacs Indian security forces in Indian occupied Kashmir, where they are breaking all records of state terrorism against hapless Kashmiris since 1989.

Incurable Imtiaz Alam has recalled the issue of missing persons while shedding tears over the disappearance of anti-state bloggers and has felt no shame in mentioning that the ISI and IB are involved in the racket and none else. Since the SAFMA he heads is entirely funded by RAW, he dare not make a mention of this outfit whose involvement in Baluchistan since 2003 has now been revealed in full details by the arrested RAW agent and serving naval commander Kalbushan Yadav. Concrete proofs have been handed over to the UN and the US by Pakistan. Instead of carrying out self-accountability and reforming himself, Imtiaz wants to reform the ISI. He is least concerned about ‘All Dark’ side of RAW but wants a darker side of ISI quashed. He has cleverly fused the issue of missing persons in Baluchistan (separatists) with the disappearance of five social activists, implying slyly that the kidnappers in both cases are common.   

Bhainsa account which had remained offline for two days has once again been opened but all the lethal posts have been deleted. The last post on this account indicated that Pakistan’s elite Cyber Force has taken control of this page. It was stated that henceforth the said account would indulge in healthy criticism and post pro-Pakistan and constructive posts. The purpose is to mitigate the venom of earlier posts.   

The Ulemas have sought harsh punishment for the secular blogger Salman and his gang for deriding and besmirching Islam and religious beliefs and terming Islam as ‘bloody Islam’. They have taken exception to the blogger’s statement that ‘Islam and Pakistan can go to hell’, and for censuring the seven pillars of Islam. The Ulemas say that renunciation of even one pillar discards a Muslim from the fold of Islam. Taking strong notice of their blasphemous and anti-state utterances, Ulemas have urged the government that a case against the culprits should be registered under constitutional clauses 29ABC and 298 and their cases referred to the court for trial and award of exemplary punishment.

The writer is a retired Brig, a war veteran, defense analyst, columnist, author of five books, Vice Chairman Thinkers Forum Pakistan, DG Measac Research Centre. [email protected]         

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One of the major causes of backwardness in Pakistan is the curse of mafia-based political families, who have a choke hold on Pakistan’s economy.  These families are not only corrupt, but also, they have a svengali grip on Pakistan’s economy.  Over 120 million people Pakistan are are direct victims of the these economic nazis.  The number runs into a few thousand people, but they have suppressed, a nation 180 million.  Here is a list of these political cancerous lesion on Pakistan’s body politics. These wealthy families are blood sucking leeches and are like parasitic worms on the nation.  Their children study in elite universities in UK, US, and Australia.  Their children are also hypocrites (munafiqs), when they act as being advocates of down-trodden.  They get they initial education in elitest institutions like Aitchison College Lahore, Cadet College, Petaro, and a host of english-medium schools. 


Bhutto Family

The members of Bhutto family (Urdu: خاندان بھٹو) in politics:

▪   Pir Bux Bhutto

▪   Doda Khan Bhutto

▪   Khuda Bux Bhutto, Ameer Bux Bhutto, Illahi Bux Bhutto (Honorary Magistrate Larkana District)

▪   Ghulam Murtaza Bhutto, Rasul Bux Bhutto.

▪   Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto– The Dewan of Junagadh and the Father of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (Member Bombay Council).

▪   Sardar Wahid Baksh Bhutto – (born 1898, died 25 December 1931) was a landowner of Sindh, an elected representative to the Central Legislative Assembly and an educational philanthropist.

▪   Nawab Nabi Bux Bhutto (Member, Central Legislative Assembly)

▪   Khan Bahadur Ahmad Khan Bhutto

▪   Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, son of Sir Shah Nawaz (President (1970–1973); Prime Minister (1973–1977))

▪   Sardar Mumtaz Bhutto, cousin of Zulfikar, (chief of Bhutto tribe, former chief minister and Governor of Sindh, Federal Minister of Pakistan)

▪   Nusrat Bhutto, wife of Zulfikar (former minister without portfolio)

▪   Benazir Bhutto, daughter of Zulfikar (Prime Minister, 1988–1990 and 1993–1996), assassinated December 27, 2007.

▪   Murtaza Bhutto, elder son of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the brother of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto. He was usually known as Murtaza Bhutto and was assassinated under mysterious circumstances.

▪   Shahnawaz Bhutto, Shahnawaz was studying in Switzerland when Zia ul Haq’s military regime executed his father in 1979. Prior to the execution On July 18, 1985, the 27 year old Shahnawaz was found dead in Nice, France. He died under mysterious circumstances.

▪   Fatima Bhutto, Fatima was born in Kabul, Afghanistan while her father Murtaza Bhutto was in exile during the military regime of General Zia ul Haq. Murtaza Bhutto, was son of former Pakistan’s President and Prime Minister, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

▪   Bilawal Zardari : Raised by a Corrupt father Asif Zardari. Follows All Traits of Zardari. High Living Life Style. Hypocrisy of being People’s Representative, but, part of exploitative Feudal Family

▪   Ameer Bux Bhutto, currently Vice President of Sindh National Front and also ex-Member of Sindh Assembly. He is son of Sardar Mumtaz Bhutto.

▪   Ali Hyder Bhutto, younger son of Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto and brother of Ameer Bux Bhutto.

▪   Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Jr, his father Murtaza Bhutto was in exile during the military regime of General Zia ul Haq. Murtaza Bhutto, was son of former Pakistan’s President and Prime Minister, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.


Shareef Family

▪   Nawaz Shareef, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

▪   Shahbaz ShareefChief Minister of Punjab

▪   Hamza Shahbaz Shareef, Son of Shahbaz Shareef, Member National Assembly of Pakistan


Soomro Family

The members of Soomro family (Urdu: خاندان سومرو) in politics are:

▪   Sardar Mohammad Usman Khan Soomro, Member of Legislative Assembly, 1937–1945

▪   Khan Bahadur Allah Bux Soomro, Twice Chief Minister of Sindh

▪   Khan Bahadur Maula Bux Soomro, Ex Federal and Provincial Minister, was Chief advisor to Zia ul Haq

▪   Ahmad Mian Soomro, Parliamentarian, Deputy Speaker of the West Pakistan Assembly, Senator

▪   Elahi Bux Soomro, remained Member of National Assembly of Pakistan, Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan, Federal Minister

▪   Rahim Bux Soomro, Minister Sindh

▪   Mohammad Mian Soomro, remained President of PakistanPrime Minister of PakistanSenate of Pakistan andGovernor of Sindh

▪   Begum Saeeda Soomro District Nazim Jacobabad

▪   Mohammad Khan Soomro, s/o Sardar Usman Soomro, remained MPA and Member of National Assembly of Pakistan

▪   Iftikhar Soomro, MPA, Provincial Minister Sindh

▪   Mr. Justice Ghulam Nabi Soomro, Hon’ble Justice, High Court of Sindh, Presently Chairman of Sindh Services Tribunal

▪   Sardar Junaid Haider Soomro, MPA of Sindh Assembly

▪   Afzal Soomro, Chief Justice, High Court of Sindh

▪   Ayaz Soomro, Law Minister Sindh

▪   Jameel Ahmad Soomro, Minister Sindh


Chauhdrys of Gujrat

The members of Chaudhry Family

▪   Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi (Late) (A seasoned parliamentarian who played a major role in restoration of democracy and human rights in Pakistan)

▪   Chaudhry Shujat Hussain (Prime Minister of Pakistan – June – August 2004)

▪   Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi (Chief Minister of Punjab – October – 2002 to October 2007)

▪   Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain (Younger brother of Chaudhry Shujat Hussain,Member of National Assembly)

▪   Chaudhry Shafaat Hussain (Younger brother of Chaudhry Shujat Hussain and the District Nazim of Gujrat since 2001)

▪   Moonis Elahi (Son of Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Member of Punjab Assembly)


Jatoi Family

The members of Jatoi family in politics:

▪   Khan Bahadur Imam Bax Khan Jatoi

▪   Mir Abid Jatoi

▪   Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Ex-Acting Prime Minister of Pakistan

▪   Masroor Jatoi, Son of Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, MPA Sindh

▪   Abdul Hameed Khan Jatoi

▪   Liaqat Ali Khan Jatoi, Ex-Chief Minister Sindh, Federal Minister for Water and Power


Goraya Family

Prominent figures of the Goraya family:

▪   Jahan Khaan Goraya(politician)

▪   Chauhdry Sarfraz Khaan Goraya (MLA 1937 – 1969)

▪   Ghulam Rasool Goraya (MLA)

▪   Ch.Shahnawaz Goraya (MPA 1970 onwards)


Tanoli Family

▪   Nawab Muhammad Akram Khan ruler of amb Hazara

▪   Nawab Salah ud Din Khan (MNA)

▪   Habib ur Rehman Tanoli (Minister of Revenue)

▪   Sakhi Muhammad Tanoli

▪   Ghazala Habib Tanoli

▪   Malik Idrees Khan Nawabkhalli



Some Notables of Marwat Family are listed below;

▪   Khan Sahib Khan Faizullah Khan Ghazni Khel (Biggest Indian Musliam contractor, Member Legelsative Assembly 1937-46)

▪   Justice (Rtd) Khan Habibullah Khan Marwat (1901–1978)was a Meenakhel by origin,educated at Islamia College Peshawar, Edwardes College Peshawar, ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY. Was Justice of West Pakistan High Court, first & second Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan. Justice Khan Habibullah Khan also remained as an acting President of Pakistan, when the President Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry went abroad. Pakistan’s Interior Minister and also Chief Minister of West Pakistan (One Unit).Was elected to the first ever Legislative Council of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (then NWFP) (1932) firsr as a member and later Deputy Speaker.

▪   Barrister Khan Saifullah Khan Ghazni Khel

▪   Khan Niamatullah Khan Ghazni Khel (Raees-e-Azam)

▪   Khan Abdur Rahim Khan Ghazni Khel ( Advocate of bannu, muslim league leader)

▪   Khan Dr Abdul Aziz Khan Ghazni Khel

▪   Khan Abdus Sattar Khan Ghazni Khel (second MNA from Bannu)

▪   Anwar Saifullah Khan (A sitting Parliamentarian, who earlier served as a Federal Minister twice)

▪   Senator Salim Saifullah Khan (former Federal Minister many times)

▪   Humayun Saifullah Khan, Member National Assembly of Pakistan

▪   Khan Muhammad Azeem Khan Meenakhel (Raees Lakki Marwat). (1912–1985). Younger brother of Khan Habibullah Khan Marwat. Remained CHAIRMAN Lakki Town Committee for 40 years (1937–1977).

▪   Muhammad Yousaf Khan Marwat Meenakhel (Lakki Marwat). (1930–1989). Elder son of Khan Habibullah Khan Marwat. Remained Senior Superintendent of Pakistan Railways Police SSP.

▪   Anwar Kamal Khan Marwat is a MeenaKhel by origin and a former Member of Provincial Assembly as well as a former Provincial Minister and Senator. Currently a General Secretary PML (N) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

▪   (Justice) Shah Nawaz Khan was a Meenakhel by origin, who remained Chief Justice of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and also remained a Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan.

▪   Mohammad Saleem Khan Marwat, Meenakhel, Provincial Civil Service (Executive Branch), son of Khan Muhammad Azeem Khan Meenakhel (Born: 20-December-1938 – Died: 24-August-2009). Retired in 1998 from the status ofProvincial Secretary. He also remained as Managing Director (M.D) Frontier Education Foundation.

▪   Akhtar Munir Khan Marwat, a retired Captain of the Pakistan Army, is a Meenakhel by origin, and retired as Additional Federal Secretary (KANA) Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas to Government of Pakistan.

▪   Khan Mansoor Kamal Khan Marwat is Meenakhel by origin and son of Anwar Kamal Khan and grandson ofKhan Habibullah Khanis an engineer by profession and currently working for Orascom at Elite group of companies in Islamabad. He is also Divisional Chairman (BANNU) National Peace Counicil for Interfaith Harmony, (Ministry of Interior and Religious Affairs)

▪   Asadullah Khan Marwat, is Meenakhel by origin and grandson of KHAN HABIBULLAH KHAN MARWAT. He is presently working in Mobilink, Pakistan.

▪   Sanaullah Khan Marwat, is Meenakhel by origin and grandson of KHAN HABIBULLAH KHAN MARWAT. He is presently working in UNOPS as a SECURITY HEAD in Pakistan.

▪   Muhammad Akram Khan Meenakhel, Advocate, younger brother of Justice Shahnawaz Khan Meenakhel. Was elected MPA, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Minister for Excise and Taxation in Arbab Jahangir,s Cabinet (1985–88)

▪   ABEEDULLAH JAN Khan (s/o Nasrullah Khan) also belongs to Meenakhel clan, has been Chief Conservator of Forests NWFPInspector General (IG) of Forests & Additional Secretary, Govt of Pakistan. He remainedMinister for Food & Agriculture & ForestsMember (Provincial) NWFP Public Service Commission and lately Advisor to Chief Minister NWFP.

▪   Tariq Humayun Khan Marwat (late), was MEENAKHEL by origin was a renowed Politician of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He was a President Millat Awami Party (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) and was a close friend of Farooq Ahmad Khan Laghari (President of Pakistan.

▪   Ayub Khan Marwat is Meenakhel by origin. He is younger son of Justice Shah Nawaz Khan, Meenakhel and is presently working as District & Session Judge D. I Khan. He also worked as Special Judge, Anti-Terrorist Court.

▪   Lt. Col. Zafar Iqbal Marwat s/o Abeed Ullah Jan Khan is commanding a prestigious Armed Regiment of Pakistan Army.

▪   Umar Farooq Marwat s/o Abeed Ullah Jan is a renewed Telecom Engineer working for Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany.

▪   Shahid Nawaz Marwat s/o (L) Tariq Hamayun Marwat is heading a leading construction and property business in NWFP & Punjab.

▪   Jamil Nawaz Marwat s/o Abeed Ullah Jan is a Social Worker & Vice Chaiman of leading business of Peshawar.

▪   Imran Khan Marwat s/o Abeed Ullah Jan is a Software Engineer working for Nokia Siemens Networks, Pakistan.

▪   Barristor Abid Nawaz Marwat s/o (L) Tariq Hamayun Khan is Meenakhel by origin and presently Senior Vice President of PML (Q) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

▪   Fareedullah Khan Meenakhel, Advocate. Son of ATTAULLAH KHAN MEENAKHEL (Rtd)SP, formarly CHAIRMAN Khidmat Committee Lakki presently Tehsil Nazim Lakki Marwat.

▪   Professor Abul Ghaffar Khan Marwat, Meenakhel (1935–2008), ISLAMIA COLLEGE Peshawar, Chiraman & Head of the Chemistry Department, Provost Islamia College Peshawar.

▪   Dr. Tariq Saleem Marwat – belongs to the Meenakhel clan of Marwat Tribe. Founder Chairman of the “Flag Society of Pakistan” . Has Authored two books Bacha Saqqa – the Bandit King of Afghanistan” and a collection of Urdu Poetry RAZ . Has also compiled a monograph / Research work on the MARWAT TRIBE, with the name Kaarwaan-e-Marwat (Un-Published). An ardent book lover and avid reader (bibliomaniac), owing a beautiful and precious / valuable Library MAKHZAN at his ancestral Raees-Khana with a formidable collection of antique weapons, old photos and other interesting and worth seeing artifacts.

▪   Abdur Rasheed Khan Marwat is Meenakhel by origin and is currently working as SP Traffic Police, Peshawar.

▪   Asif Kamal Marwat is Meenakhel by origin. He is the elder son of Muhammad Yousaf Khan and presently working asExcise & Taxiation Officer, Shangla

▪   Rauf Kamal Marwat is Meenakhel by origin. He is the younger son of Muhammad Yousaf Khan and presently working as a Social Worker and give his maximum of time to Politics.

▪   Khan Ghulam Daud Khan is Meenakhel by origin and he was Deputy Commissioner DC.

▪   Ibrahim Kamal Khan Marwat (Born: 1939 Died: 14-July-1985)is Meenakhel by origin and first appointed as Naib Tehsildar then remained Assistant Political Agent APA of Khyber Agency & Aurakzai Agency after that he remained Extra Assistant Commissioner EAC at Kohat.

▪   Dr. Ishtaiq Ahmad Khan Marwat also belongs to the Meenakhel clan. He is currently DIG (Investigation) Peshawar region.

▪   Waheed Khan Marwat is Meenakhel by origin and currently working as a DC custom (SINDH).

▪   Waris Kamal Khan Marwat is Meenakhel by origin and at present SP Railway, Peshawar.

▪   Muhammad Younas Khan Marwat also belongs to MEENAKHEL clan,was a former Chairman Area Electricity Board Peshawar

▪   Khan Arifullah Khan,is Meenakhel by origin he remained as District Naib Nazim of Lakki Marwat.

▪   Salman Saleem Marwat , Student Leader (Peoples Student Fedration ) (Govt. Post G. Collage, Lakki Marwat)


Hyat Family

Prominent figures of the Hyat Family:

▪   Nawab Muhammad Hyat Khan

▪   Nawab Aslam Hyat Khan

▪   Nawab Muzaffar-Ali-Khan

▪   Nawab Ghulam Khan

▪   Nawab Ghulab Khan

▪   Sardar Masood Hyat

▪   Sardar Sir Liaquat Hyat Khan – served as Prime Minister of Patiala State in India & prior to that as Home Minister.

▪   Sardar Sikander Hyat Khan – served as Prime Minister of United Punjab in pre-partitioned India.

▪   General Ahsan Hayat


Junejo Family

The members of Junejo family (Urdu: خاندان جونیجو) in politics:

▪   Raees-Ul-Muhajireen Barrister Jan Muhammad Junejo – Leader of the Khilafat Tehreek.

▪   Khan Bahadur Mohammad Hayat Junejo

▪   Ghulam Rasool Junejo – Former District Council Chairman, Tharparker

▪   Mohammad Khan Junejo Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

▪   Jam Sadiq Ali – Former Chief Minister Sindh

▪   Sarfaraz Ali Junejo- Taluka Nazim Sindhri, Mirpurkhas

▪   Chakar Ali Khan Junejo – Former Ambassador MPA

▪   Shahnawaz Khan Junejo – Former Federal Minister, MNA and Senator

▪   Roshan Junejo – MNA


Gardezi Family

The members of Gardezi family in politics:

▪   Syed Ahsan Mehdi Gardezi

▪   Syed Qaiser Raza Gardezi (MNA, Federal Minister)

▪   Syed Zohair Akbar Gardezi (senator)

▪   Syed Qais Raza gardezi (MNA Multan)

▪   Syed Imam Shah Gardezi,was Mausheer-i-Fauj,Bahawalpur State Forces.

▪   Syed Muhammed Nawaz Shah Gardezi I,was Chief Minister,Bahawalpur State in 1880.

▪   Syed Muraad Shah Gardezi, Native Agent and Chief Judge Bahawalpur State

▪   Syed Hassan Baksh Gardezi (Khan Bhaddur)

▪   Syed Ghulam Ali Shah Gardezi,was District Magistrate (died 1931).

▪   Syed Muhammed Nawaz Gardezi II,was elected MPA in 1963.

▪   Syed Ali Hussain Gardezi, elected MPA and Minister in Punjab Cabinet

▪   Sayyid Abbas Hussain Gardezi, elected MNA in 1971 and 1973

▪   Dr. Sayyid Ali Raza Gardezi, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College, Minister (Health & Population)

▪   Syed Muhammad Kaswar Gardezi Secretary General National Awami Party

▪   Sayyid Haider Abbas Gardezi (PPP, member exec.comm.)

▪   Sayyid Hussain Jahania Gardezi (MPA)

▪   Sayyid Ahmed Nawaz Gardezi (MNA, Multan) brother Makhdum Raju Shah Gardezi

▪   syed Ahmad Nawaz Gardezi (MNA, Bahawalpur)

▪   Syed Tasneem Nawaz Gardezi (MNA, Bahawalpur)

▪   Syed Salman Ahmed Gardezi (MPA, Bahawalpur)

▪   Syed Irfan Ahmed Gardezi

▪   Syeda Bushra Nawaz Gardezi (MPA, Bahawalpur)

▪   Syed Sabir Hussain Gardezi


Bahram Khan Family

Bahram Khan Family‘s family (Urdu: خاندان بهرام خان) in politics:

▪   Khan Abdul Bahram Khan‎, the founder of the family

▪   Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan, son of Khan Abdul Bahram Khan‎

▪   Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, son of Khan Abdul Bahram Khan‎

▪   Khan Abdul Ghani Khan, son of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

▪   Khan Abdul Wali Khan, son of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

▪   Nasim Wali Khan, wife of Khan Abdul Wali Khan

▪   Asfandyar Wali Khan, son of Khan Abdul Wali Khan

▪   Sangeen Wali Khan, son of Khan Abdul Wali Khan and Nasim Wali Khan


Badshah Khan’s Family

The members of Badshah Khan’s family (Urdu: خاندان بادشاه خان) in politics:

▪   Khan Mohammad Abbas Khan (Former member of Indian National Congress,served as the Interim Mister for Industries, Freedom fighter and an Active Member of Pakistan Muslim League) (cousin of Haroon Khan Badshah)

▪   Haroon Khan Badshah (Member of Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ex-provincial Minister for AgricultureKhyber-Pakhtunkhwa)

▪   Muhammad Hanif Khan (Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting 4-12-1988 to 28-1-1990,Speaker of the National Assembly 18-06-1973 to 08-04-1977)(Brother of Haroon Khan Badshah)

▪   Shahzada Muhammad Asif Khan (Member of Pakistan Peoples Party, First President of Pakistan Peoples Party ofMansehra) (Son of Haroon Khan Badshah)

▪   Shahzada Muhammad Gushtasip Khan (Former Provincial Minister of Education, Agriculture and Health, Member of Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Leader of the Opposition in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa ex-Home Minister and Interior Minister)(Son of Haroon Khan Badshah)


Hidayatullah Family

The members of Hidayatullah family of Sindh in politics:

▪   Ghulam Hussain Hidayat Ullah (First Muslim Chief Minister Sindh 24 April 1937 – 23 March 1938, 14 October 1942 – 14 August 1947, First Muslim Governor of Sind, 14 August 1947 – 4 October 1948)

▪   Lady Daulat Haroon Hidayatullah (Founder of All Pakistan Women’s Association(APWA), philanthropist and Author)

▪   Anwar Hidayatullah (Former Pakistani Ambassador to Brazil, Tunisia and Morocco. Former Consul General of Monoco)

▪   Ghazanfar Hidayatullah (Former Chief Secretary, PML-Q, Former member PPP)

▪   Charmaine Hidayatullah (Current Consul General to Monoco & Banker)

▪   Micki Hidayatallah (C.E.O Allis-Chalmers, Houston, TX)


Pathan Family

▪   Sahibzada Ahmad Raza Khan Kasuri (Member of National Assembly) *Kasur1970 PPP

▪   Sahibzada Khizer Hayat Khan Kasuri(Member of National Assembly) *Kasur1988 Independent


Bhatti Family

▪   Rai Bashir Ahmad Khan Bhatti(late) (Member of legislative Assembly, Member of National Assembly) *Nankana

▪   Rai Rashid Ahmnad Khan Bhatti (Late) (Member of Provincinal Assembly, and National Assembly)*Nankana

▪   Rai Shahjhan Ahmad Khan Bhatti (Member of Provincinal Assembly) *Nankana

▪   Rai Sarwar Khan Bhatti (Chairman Market Committee Nankana)

▪   Rai Akram Bhatti (Former President District Bar Nankana)


Rao Family

▪   Rao Abdul Qavi Khan(Late)(Member of National Assembly)

▪   Rao Jahanzaib Qavi Khan(Son of Rao Abdul Qavi Khan)(MPA)

▪   Rao Muhammad Aslam Khan,Advocate(Late)(President PML(N),Sahiwal 1992to2004)(Member of National & Provincial Council PML(N))

▪   Rao Jehanzeb Wajid Ali Khan (son of Rao M.Aslam Khan Advocate(Late)PML(N),Sahiwal ) (Representative to Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif)(Member National & Provincial Council PML(N))

▪   Rao Muhammad Afzal Rehmani(Late)(Member of National Assembly)

▪   Rao Ajmal Khan and Rao Muhammad Tajamal Khan(Member of National Assembly)(Son of Rao Afzal)

▪   Rao Sikandar Iqbal(Ex)(Defense minister of Pakistan)

▪   Rao Atif Sikandar(Naib District Nazim Okara)(Son of Rao Sikandar)

▪   Rao Muhammad Qaiser Ali Khan(Member of National Assembly)

▪   Rao Muhammad Safdar Ali Khan(Brother of Rao Qaiser)(MPA)

▪   Rao Muhammad Jalal Ali khan(Brother of Rao Qaiser) & (Son in law of Rao Abdul Qavi Khan) (Ex)(Chairman of market committee Depalpur)

▪   Rao Muhammad Tahir Ali Khan(Son of Rao Qaiser)(Ex)(Naib nazim Tehsil Depalpur district Okara)

▪   Rao Muhammad Mohsin Ali Khan (Member of National Assembly)Son in Law of Rao Qaiser

▪   Rao Jamil Akhtar( Okara Tehsil Nazim)(Cousin of Rao Qaiser)

▪   Rao Khalid Khan(Cousin of Rao Qaiser)(MPA)

▪   Rao Fayyaz Aslam Khan(Nephew of Rao Afzal) (MPA)

▪   Rao Mohammad Hashim Khan,(Member of National Assembly,Ex-Chairman Public Accounts Committee)

▪   Rao Naseem Hashim Khan(District Nazim Pakpattan)

▪   Rao Muhammad Jameel Hashim Khan(Member of National Assembly) son of Rao Hashim

▪   Rao Shafaat Ali Chohan (Late)(Ex-MNA)(Migrated from Bharatpur, India)


Zia-ul-Haq Family

The members of Zia-ul-Haq’s family (Urdu: خاندان ضياءالحق) in politics:

▪   Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (President of Pakistan, 1978–1988)

▪   Mohammad Ejaz-ul-Haq (son of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq; cabinet minister)


Noon family

Noon Family (Urdu: خاندان نون) is major political family of Pakistan.

Members of Noon family:

▪   Khalid Malik Tiwana.ex.punjab minister from Faisalabad.

▪   Malik Aamir Ali Noon.Local political leader.

▪   Malik Adnan Hayat Noon.ex.MNA.

▪   Malik Akbar Hayat Noon

▪   Malik Amjad Ali Noon .Ex.ambassidar,Ex.chairman,The best honest political leader in Sargodha.

▪   Malik Anwar Ali Noon.ppp leader in Sargodha .

▪   Malik Asad Ali Noon. Banker.

▪   Malik Atta Noon

▪   Malik Azhar Hayat Noon

▪   Malik Fateh Muhammad Noon

▪   Malik Feroz Khan Noon Ex.Prime minister of Pakistan.

▪   Malik Hakim Khan Noon

▪   Malik Hamid Ali Noon

▪   Malik Manzor Hayat Noon

▪   Malik Mazhar Hayat Noon

▪   Malik Munawer Ali Noon

▪   Malik Nur Hayat Noon,

▪   Malik Sardar Khan Noon

▪   Malik Sultan Ali Khan Noon

▪   Malik Zahoor Hayat Noon


Leghari Family

The members of Leghari family (Urdu: خاندان لغاری), in politics:

▪   Nawab Sir Sardar Muhammad Jamal Khan Leghari (MLA and Minister)

▪   Nawab Sardar Muhammad Khan Leghari (MLA, MPA and Minister)

▪   Nawab Ata Muhammad Khan Leghari ICS (MPA)

▪   Nawab Mahmood Khan Leghari (MPA, Chairman District Board)

▪   Sardar Muhammad Afzal Khan Leghari (Minister Revenue Bhawalpur state, Member Board of Revenue)

▪   Begum Afifa Mamdot (MNA, MPA, Minister)

▪   Sardar Farooq Ahmaed Khan Leghari(ex President of Pakistan)*

▪   Sardar Muhammad Jaffer Khan Leghari (MNA, MPA, Chairman District Council Rajanpur)

▪   Sardar Haroon Arif Khan Leghari ( Ex Councellor Nowshera District ) Independent candidate MPA, Pirpai..the only Leghari in Pukhtunkhwa…grandson of Sardar Muhammad Afzal Khan Leghari of Rahimabad.

▪   Sardar Muhammad Omer Khan Leghari (MPA)

▪   Sardar Maqsood Ahmad Khan Leghari (MNA, MPA, Federal Minister, Provincial Minister, Chairman District Council DG Khan, Zila Nazim DG Khan)

▪   Sardar Mansoor Ahmad Khan Leghari (MPA, MNA, Senator, Chairman District Council DG Khan)

▪   Col. (Retd.)Sardar Rafiq Ahmad Khan Leghari (MPA “Punjab”)

▪   Sardar Muhammad Jamal Khan Leghari (Senator, Zila Nazim DG Khan)

▪   Awais Leghari (MPA, MNA, Federal Minister)

▪   Mina Ehsan Leghari (Mrs. Muhammad Jaffer Khan Leghari) (MNA)

▪   Sardar Muhammad Yusuf Khan Leghari (MPA)

▪   Sardar Muhammad Khan Leghari (MPA “Punjab”)

▪   Sardar Muhammad Mohsin Khan Leghari (MPA “Punjab”)

▪   Sardar Nadir Akmal Khan Leghari (MPA “Sindh” and Miniter)

▪   Sardar Rafiq Haider Khan Leghari (MPA “Punjab”, Minister, Chairman District Council RY Khan, Zila Nazim RY Khan)

▪   Sardar Muhammad Azhar Khan Leghari (MPA “Punjab”)

▪   Sardar Muhammad Arshad Khan Leghari (MNA)

▪   Dr. Javaid Leghari (Senator)

▪   Dr.Abdul Rauf leghari(Haematologist)


Qazi Family

The members of Qazi family (Urdu: خاندان قاضی), of Sindh in politics:

▪   Qazi Abdul Qayyum, the first Muslim President of the Hyderabad Municipality

▪   Qazi Muhammad Akbar, a long serving Sindh Provincial Minister, Ambassador of Pakistan, and son of Qazi Abdul Qayyum

▪   Qazi Abdul Majeed Abid (Qazi Abid), a four time Federal Minister, Sindh Provincial Minister, and son of Qazi Abdul Qayyum

▪   Qazi Muhammad Azam, a three time Member of Parliament (West Pakistan National Assembly) (in 1965,1971 and 1977) and son of Qazi Abdul Qayyum

▪   Hakeem Muhammad Ahsan, first Mayor of Karachi, Pakistan following independence of Pakistan in 1947, Ambassador of Pakistan to numerous countries, Senior Sindh Provincial Minister, and nephew of Qazi Abdul Qayyum

▪   Fahmida Mirza, current Speaker of the National Assembly, former Acting President of Pakistan, three time Member of the National Assembly, and daughter of Qazi Abid

▪   Qazi Asad Abid, a former Member of the National Assembly and son of Qazi Abid

▪   Ameena Ashraf, a former Member of the National Assembly and the Sindh Provincial Assembly and daughter of Qazi Muhammad Akbar

▪   Zulfiqar Mirza, current Sindh Provincial Home Minister, former Member of the National Assembly, and nephew of Qazi Abid, Qazi Azam, and Qazi Akbar.

▪   Pir Mazhar Ul Haq, current Senior Minister and Education Minister in the Sindh Provincial Cabinet, a three time SindhProvincial Minister, and grandson of Qazi Muhammad Akbar

▪   Marvi Mazhar, a former Member of the Provincial Assembly in Sindh and daughter of Pir Mazhar Ul Haq

Qazis of Chiniot:

Qazi Ghulam Shabir(mayor of Chiniot in British era always got elected unopposed) Qazi Hassan Safdar (Nazim Chiniot) Hassan Ali(Four time MPA Chiniot) Nawab Qazi Ghulam Murtaza (MLA – Congress) Other members of this family have been members of the Indian National Congress and the Legislative assembly and the names would be put up soon. The Qazi family of Chiniot is without a doubt a family counted among one of the very few Nawab families of Punjab. This family is also a relative of the Goraya family, which also is counted as one of the Nawab families of Punjab though their glorified period has become history but Mr.Shaukat Nawaz Goraya is a person who is toeing the ship of Goraya family and hopefully he is going to enter the field of politics.


Zardari family

The members of Zardari family (Urdu: خاندان زرداری), in politics:

▪   Hakim Ali Zardari, the patriarch of Zardari family

▪   Asif Ali Zardari, son of Hakim Ali Zardari and husband of Benazir BhuttoPresident of Pakistan

▪   Azra Peechoho, daughter of Hakim Ali Zardari

▪   Faryal Talpur, daughter of Hakim Ali Zardari, Former Nazima Nawabshah District, MNA

▪   Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of Asif Ali Zardari and Benazir Bhutto, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party


Tiwana Family

Continuing the old landlord lagacy of Tiwana’s the Tiwana politicians after partition of 1947:

▪   Malik Fateh Khan Tiwana Motiawala, Strongest/Richest Jagirdar of the areas of, Mitha Tiwana, Nurpur Tiwana, Bannu, Tank, Marwat(Ihsanpur), Sargodha, Khushab, Dera Ismail Khan. d.(1848)

▪   Nawab Khan Bahadur Lieutenant Hafiz Malik Muhammad Sher Khan Tiwana Rais of Mitha Tiwana was the Sardar/Leader of the tribe who Despite opposing the British, had titles of Honorary Magistrate, Honorary Lieutenant, Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, Honorary Major-General, Speaker National Assembly (First Muslims student/pioneer to Recite Holy Quran in the Assembly of Aitchison Chief’s College, Lahore)

▪   Nawab Allah Buksh Tiwana Senator

▪   Malik Khuda Baksh Tiwana Former Minister Punjab, Chairman Zila Council Sargodha & Khushab

▪   Raheela Tiwana Ex-Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly

▪   Malik Ghulam Muhammad Tiwana Zila Nazim Khushab, Chairman Zila Council Khushab, Ex-MNA

▪   Malik Anwer Tiwana Ex-MNA

▪   Malik Ehsan Ullah Tiwana Ex Zila Nazim Khushab, Chairman Zila Council Khushab

▪   Khuda Baksh Waghal Tiwana Ex-Chairman Zila Council Sargodha


Chaudhry’s of Chillianwala

▪   Chaudhry Iqbal (Muslim league MNA from 1960 to 1990)

▪   Chaudhry Ashraf (PPP senator and leader)

▪   Chaudhry Zaka ashraf (former advisor and Central leader PPP)

▪   Chaudhry jafar Iqbal (former minister, former deputy speaker N A and sectary general PML N)

▪   Chaudhry Nasir Iqbal (former MNA)

▪   Begum Ishrat Ashraf (MNA and former advisor to PM)

▪   Zaib jaffar (MPA)

▪   Maiza Hameed (MPA)


Qazis of Chiniot

▪   Qazi Ghulam Shabir(mayor of Chiniot in British era always got elected unopposed)

▪   Qazi Hassan Safdar (Nazim Chiniot)

▪   Hassan Ali(Four time MPA Chiniot)

▪   Nawab Qazi Ghulam Murtaza (MLA – Congress)

Other members of this family have been members of the Indian National Congress and the Legislative assembly and the names would be put up soon. The Qazi family of Chiniot is without a doubt a family counted among one of the very few Nawab families of Punjab. This family is also a relative of the Goraya family, which also is counted as one of the Nawab families of Punjab though their glorified period has become history but Mr.Shaukat Nawaz Goraya is a person who is toeing the ship of Goraya family and hopefully he is going to enter the field of politics.



Kakay Zai Kalarh

▪   Malik Bagh Ali.

▪   Malik Muhammad Bakhsh.

▪   Malik Fida Muhammad.

▪   Malik Arshad nawaz.


Rana Family

▪   Rana Mohammad Phool Khan:Undefeated Member of Punjab and national assembly, Chief Minister Punjab (5 months)

▪   Rana Mohammad Iqbal Khan:Undefeated MPA.Minister from punjab.Speaker Punjab Assembly

▪   Rana Mohammad Hayat Khan:MNA,District Nazim Kasur,TMO Chairman

▪   Rana Mohammad Husnain Khan:MNA(2 years)

▪   Rana Mohammad Aslam Khan:DIG Kasur

▪   Rana Mohammad Imtiaz Khan:MNA and District Nazim Kasur

▪   Rana Mohammad Sarfraz Khan:MPA

▪   Rana Niaz Irfan: Chairman BISE Islamabad


Awan Family

▪   Sarfaraz Khan:Former Mla

Muhummad Raza Khan:Former Senator Of Pakistan 9 year’s elected senator and Then Advisor to chief Minister Nwfp Aftab Ahmed khan Sherpao Muhumamad Sikandar raza khan Young political Figure Of mansehra

Kalabagh Family (Mianwali):

Nawab of Kalabagh Malik Amir Muhammad Khan Ex Governer West Pakistan. Nawabzada Muzaffar Khan. Nawabzada Asad Khan. Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan MNA.

Sardaran Chakwal Talagang:

Sardar Faiz Khan Tamman. Sardar Mansur Hayat Tamman.Air Martial Noor Khan Awan.

Chakwal Maliks:

General Retd Majeed Malik (Ex Minister)


Maliks Of Khushab (Soon Valley):

Malik Karam Bakhsh Awan. Malik Bashir Awan. Malik Shakir Bashir Awan (MNA). Malik Umer Aslam Awan (Ex MNA). Malik Naeem Khan Awan (Ex Federal minister). Sumera Malik (MNA).

Maliks of Attock: Malik Aslam Khan (Ex MNA). Malik Amin Aslam Khan (Ex MNA). Malik Hakmeen Khan (senetor). Shahan Malik (MPA).

Khattar Awan Family (Attock): Sardar Sikander Hayat Khan. Sardar Shaukat Hayat Khan. Ghulam Sarwar Khan (Ex Minister). Sadiq Khan. Major Tahir Sadiq.

Golra Awan Family Islamabad: Anjum Aqeel Khan Awan(MNA)

Qazi Family Of Haripur Hazara: Qazi Muhammad Asad Khan Golra Sikanderpur (Provincial Minister)

Captain Rtd Safdar Awan of Khawari Mansehra (MNA)Rawalpindi

Malik Shakeel Awan (MNA)Kilyam Awan Rawalpindi

Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan (MNA)Jhang

Malik Muhammad Jamil Awan (MNA)Gujrat

Malik Mukhtar Awan (Ex MNA Minister PPP Multan)

Malik Tayyub khan Awan (EX MPA Lodhran)

Malik Mushtaq Awan (Ex MNA Minister Sheikhupura)

Zaheer ud din Babar Awan (law Minister Senetor)

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan (Minister MNA) Sialkot

Colonel Rtd Shabir Awan (MPA) Rawalpindi

Shafiq Khan (MPA) Taxila

Malik Zahoor Anwar (MPA) Tallagang

Ghulam Habib Awan (MPA) Lahore


See also

▪   Politics of Pakistan




Gill Family of Pakistan Chaudhari Imtiaz Ahmad Gill MNA

Chaudhari Shafi Gill Chairman District Council Faisalabad

Zeb Imtiaz Gill MPA

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FRONTIER POST:Friends of Bangladesh or traitors of Pakistan

Hamid Mir & Asma Jahangir:

Friends of Bangladesh or traitors of Pakistan


Mohammad Jamil

Anchorperson and columnist of a large media group Hamid Mir, in his recent column titled ‘Pachtaway’ (repentances) has apprised the audience about details of ceremony held to honor friends of Bangladesh on 24th March 2013. He had gone to Dhaka to receive the award of his father Late Professor Waris Mir, who stood for freedom of speech and enjoyed respect in literary circles and in media.

Hamid Mir had every right to accept this award, but the way he commented negatively in his column has brought disgrace to Pakistan. Anticipating the reaction, Hamid Mir wrote: “Some people lacking intelligence may dub them as traitors, yet 13 Pakistanis decided to accept the award”. It is true that some people had genuinely felt that Awami League having a clear majority in the national assembly should have been given the right to form the government. And Professor Mir was one of them. But one would not know that if Professor Waris Mir were alive, whether he would have gone to Bangladesh to receive such award.
Some writers had opposed Bangladesh government for its decision to honor friends of Bangladesh and opined that only unconscionable Pakistanis would accept such award. In December 2012, when the names of ‘Friends of Bangladesh’ were announced, Sheikh Hasina had refused to attend D-8 conference in Pakistan unless Pakistan tendered apology for, what she said, genocide of Bengalis. Mst Asma Jahangir also received award on behalf of his late father Malik Ghulam Jilani, who was Vice President West Pakistan Awami League, it was understood that he was awarded. Otherwise also people know Asma Jahangir’s views about Pakistan and its military. Salima Hashmi, who received the award on behalf of his father late Faiz Ahmed Faiz by the Bangladesh government on 24th March 2013, said: “The Pakistan government should formally apologise to the people of Bangladesh for the atrocities committed by Pakistan occupation army during the War of Independence in 1971”. This is exactly the same language that Sh. Hasina Wajid speaks.
Late Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo was posthumously given ‘Bangladesh Liberation War Honour Award’, which was received by his son Mir Hasil Bizenjo. Tahira Jalib received the award declared for Habib Jalib. Begum Tahira Mazhar Ali Khan, Ahmed Salim, Dr. Iqbal Ahmed, Sindhi poet Inwar Pirzada and Qazi Faez Isa were also given awards for opposing military operation in then East Pakistan. One should differentiate between opposing the military action in the then East Pakistan and those receiving awards for being friends of Bangladesh. 
If Bangladesh government is pro-India and continues Pakistan-bashing, then those who received awards are not sincere with Pakistan. They do not feel qualms in condemning and blaming Pakistan while turning a blind against the horrors of Mukti Bahini and India’s role; hence they are not patriots. Pakistan had formed Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission to investigate into the causes of the tragedy of disintegration of Pakistan, and the excesses perpetrated in then East Pakistan, of course by the rebels and the military that was trying to quell the rebellion.
Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report observed that formation of One-unit, principle of parity, unitary form of government and system of basic democracies were the reasons for alienating the people of smaller provinces that led to disintegration of Pakistan. Whereas the commission criticized the then military and politicos for their ineptness, it had debunked the propaganda by India that two to three million Bengalis had been killed by the Pakistan army. The Commission had put the figure of casualties at twenty six thousand including the killings of West Pakistanis, members of Pakistan’s security personnel and Biharis that were butchered by Mukti Bahini guerillas. Anyhow, former prime minister of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia is on record having said that figure of three million dead was highly exaggerated. Many books have been written calling the genocide of Bengalis farce; however those under the influence of India or writers with anti-Pakistani streak put the figure as high as 3 million.

It has to be mentioned that people have not forgotten the genocide of non-Bengalis during the civil war and afterwards at the hands of Bengali nationalists. However, Pakistan considered the matter settled, as Sheikh Mujib had made no demand for apology during his visit to Lahore to attend Islamic Summit or even after that. But Sheikh Hasina has shown complete obedience towards Indian masters, be it humiliating Pakistan or be it providing and unwavering support to India, which has deprived Bangladesh of its right over river Barak when India unilaterally decided to build a Tipaimukh dam on this site with huge reservoir. This means that River Barak, which flows into Bangladesh from the Indian state of Manipur, will go dry completely. India is also concentrating small rivers flowing from India to Bangladesh to make a mainstream in India to use water for its domestic needs; thus depriving Bangladeshi farmers of water by diverting its rivers. There was also dispute between India and Bangladesh on the matter of fencing the border by India.
Many writers hold the view that on 16th December 1971, Pakistan was dismembered as a result of international terrorism. India was, of course, on the forefront whereby the former USSR helped India in implementing the insidious plan to disintegrate Pakistan. Unfortunately, Pakistan’s so-called friends – America and the West – acted as silent spectators. A lot many books, theses and reviews have been written on the causes of fall of Dacca and disintegration of Pakistan. It was unfortunate that in 1971 the UN and the big powers did nothing to stop India to dismember independent country with recognized international boundaries. 

After the break-up of Pakistan, India declared that two-nation theory had sunk in the Bay of Bengal. But eidetic reality was that Bangladesh became an independent country with Muslim identity, and in general Bengladeshis are not willing to accept India’s hegemony. Bangladesh had also refused to send its troops to Afghanistan, which seems to be the result of the fact that Bangladeshis guard their freedom very jealously, despite Sheikh Hasina’s appeasement policy towards India.





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Pakistan Television Channels are owned by rich individuals and require support of government advertisements to fund them. The first part of the problem wouldn’t be that hard to fix, a simple rule banning majority ownership of papers by individuals and certainly banning the owning of multiple papers. The second problem is systemic but a solution can be found by passage of legislation banning government advertisements from appearing in private TV channels.  Corruption in Pakistan media is so rampant that even foreign nations like US are spending 50 million dollars to buy off Pakistani media. The 50 million dollar largesse has started to take effect. Many popular channels have sent their anchors on pre-paid junkets to the the Islands of Hawaii, the most expensive and luxurious spot, where Americans go on vacation. These trips are sponsored by the US government and these Presstitutes are ushered by State Department officials.

What is a Presstitute?

Presstitute is a term coined by Gerald Celente and often used by independent journalists and writers in the alternative media in reference to journalists and talking heads in the mainstream media who give biased and predetermined views in favor of the governments and corporations, thus neglecting their fundamental duty of reporting news impartially. It is a portmanteau of press and prostitute.



This year the following journalists went on these brain washing junkets:








The 2012 Pakistan-United States Journalists Exchange participants:

  • Mr. Shabbir Ahmad, Producer, Geo TV Network, Islamabad
  • Mr. Mahboob Ali, Correspondent, Geo TV Network, Mingora, Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Mr. Sajid Hussain, Assistant Editor, The News International, Karachi
  • Mr. Azam Khan, Reporter, Radio PakistanCharsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Ms. Aneela Khalid Khan, Freelance Reporter, Radio Mashaal, Islamabad
  • Ms. Sumeera Riaz, News Producer, Express News TV, Lahore
  • Ms. Imrana Saghar, Reporter, Daily Express, Multan, Punjab
  • Mr. Mushtaq Sarki, Reporter, Sindh TV News, Karachi
  • Ms. Hafsah Syed, Executive Producer/Head of Features, Dawn News TV, Karachi 

The 2013 Pakistan-United States Journalists Exchange participants:

Pakistani Journalists

  • Mr. Muhammad Imran Ahmed, Chief Reporter, Roznama (Daily) Dunya, Karachi
  • Ms. Najia Ashar, Senior Anchor/Producer, Geo Television Network, Karachi
  • Mr. Abdul Ghani Kakar, Chief Investigative Reporter, Daily Awam, Quetta, Balochistan
  • Mr. Nisar Ali Khokhar, Special Correspondent, KTN News TV, Hyderabad
  • Mr. Ikram Ullah Moomand, Editor-in-Charge, Editorial Page, Daily AAJ Urdu, Peshawar
  • Ms. Sadia Nasir, Reporter, Pakistan Television (PTV), Current Affairs Department, Islamabad
  • Ms. Shumaila Noreen, Reporter/Sub-editor, Associated Press Pakistan, Islamabad
  • Mr. Shahid Hameed Rind, Bureau Chief, ARY News, Quetta
  • Mr. Muhammad Salman, Staff Reporter, Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Peshawar
  • Mr. Pervaiz Shaukat, Senior Reporter, Daily Jang, and President, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Islamabad
  • Ms. Sana Saif Tirmazee, Reporter, Dawnnews TV, Lahore

Pakistan’s media are addicted to money. The are serving foreign masters ranging from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, USA, and yes, even India. Pakistani  Journalists spend months under the Aman Ki Asha Trojan Horse in Delhi and other Indian cities. On their return, they start singing the tunes, pretty similar to those of Bal Thackeray. The only way to really make papers serve the people is to make them funded solely by the people, you know he who pays the piper call the tune and all that. The problem is though without advertisements papers would be too expensive for most people so alternate sources for funding through foundations and independent commission headed by retired members of the Judiciary dole out government grants to media houses.   Of course we can’t have a situation where the government decides which papers get what money; that situation would be worse than what we have now, but we could have every registered voter receive an equal amount of media vouchers which he or she could use to buy the paper of their choice or allocate amounts from the vouchers to fund media channels.


If you think about it this system would have many advantages; with advertising banned and with only members of the public being able to distribute the vouchers (and possibly pay) the public alone would be the only piper calling the tune.

Of course the taxpayer taking on the funding of media would be a burden but if we saw it as an investment in democracy then it would be definitely worth it; we could even set the funding as a fixed percentage of the GDP so it couldn’t be played around with by governments. With this system the whole range of the public’s views would be represented from left to right, from conservative to liberal and I’d bet the dividend from such a free press routing out corruption and misgovernance would more than pay for itself.


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