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THE NATION BLOG IS OUT TO DESTROY PAKISTAN: ARIF NIZAMI,NAJAM SETHI, GEO’S ‘AMAN KI ASHA, ARE INDIA’S TROJAN HORSES

 BAGHAL MEHN CHURI MOHN PAY RAM!RAM! THE CHARACTER OF WILY HINDUS

ARIF NIZAMI SEDITIOUS, THE NATION BLOG & AMAN KI ASHA PROVIDE PORTAL TO CHALLENGE TWO NATION THEORY & PAKISTAN’S EXISTENCE

 

 

The Nation Blog: A Snake Up Pakistan’s Sleeve

 

A Portal To Challenge Two Nation Theory

 

 

True Hindu Thinking Exposed: A n Educated Hindu, a Former Judge still Nurtures the Dream of Akhand Bharat and the Pakistani Mir Jaffers, who Are Helping Make His Dream a Reality.Fat Chance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dream of ALL Hindus

 

 

Arif Nizami is now a Stealth Promoter of Akhand Bharat. He is bought off completely by Indian intelligence.This is reflected in the The Nation & The Nation Blog. Two Nation Theory is discarded in the Nation, where Indian Thinkers are brought in as Writers and Columnists to denigrate the Founder of Pakistan and undermine the basis of Pakistan as a Nation of Muslim. Arif Nizami is the force behind this propaganda and along with Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman’s GEO, the Founding of Pakistan is being challenges. Sacrifices of Pakistan Army Soldiers in fighting Tehreek-i-Taliban, a RAW inspired organization, are never discussed. Pakistan is depicted as a dysfunctional nation heading towards economic disaster. If the read the article written by an Indian Judge,it goes to show how bitterly the Indian intellectuals and educated elite wish for Pakistan’s disintegration. But, in doing so they may be cutting his nose to speight his face. It also reflects the venomous nature embedded deep in Hindu psyche which Quaid-i-Azam and other leaders of Pakistan’s Freedom Movement discovered early on. About 1400 years ago, Islam came to destroy idolatry and polytheism. Polytheists are viciously opposed to Islam, because it demolished the basis of their belief.  

The Hindus or Polytheists of Arabia opposed Nai-i-Karim (SAW) for introducing Mankind to their True Creator. Today, the forces of darkness espoused in mythology of Hinduism still oppose the ideology of Islam. But, many Muslims due to their financial interests are gravitating towards India and Hinduism, Arif Nizami and The Nation are cheering them on.  In another nation ,it would tantamount to treason and sedition, but in incompetent Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan anything goes.

 

 

Here is a Classic Propaganda Piece Written in The Nation by a Right Wing Indian RSS NAZI Writer, who himself is surprised that the Nation published it!

 

 

 

The truth about Pakistan
 
March 02, 2013
 
 
 

 
 
 

“Dekho mujhe jo deeda-e-ibrat nigah ho, Meri suno jo gosh-e-naseehat niyosh hai.”
– Mirza Ghalib

According to reports, Pakistani cities – Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, etc – are rapidly becoming killing fields, with bomb blasts and gun firing a regular occurrence, and ethnic violence between Sunnis and Shias, and persecution of minorities escalating. Nobody knows that when he steps out into the streets of these cities whether or not he will return alive. A beautiful metropolitan city like Karachi is becoming, if it has not already become, a Jurassic Park.
Mr Shamshad Ahmed, in his article, entitled “May You Live Long, Katju!”, published in TheNation on February 26, 2013, has said that the present situation in Pakistan is due to “a failure of governance, not of the nationhood.” I respectfully beg to differ.
In my opinion, the present violent strifes and disturbances in Pakistan are the logical and inevitable result of creating a theocratic state in this subcontinent and, hence, the only solution is the reunification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh under a strong, secular, modern minded government, which does not tolerate religious extremism and bigotry, whether Hindu or Muslim, and crushes it with an iron hand.
To explain my point, I have to delve into history. As explained in my article, “What is India”, in my blog: justicekatju.blogspot.in (as well as in the video on the website: kgfindia.com), India (in which I include Pakistan) is broadly a country of immigrants like North America. The ancestors of 92 to 93 percent people living today in our subcontinent were not the original inhabitants here, but came from outside, mainly from the northwest (the original inhabitants being the pre-Dravidian tribals). People migrate from uncomfortable areas to comfortable areas, and India was a paradise for agriculture, with level land, fertile soil, plenty of water for irrigation, etc. It is for this reason that India has so much diversity – so many religions, castes, languages, ethnic groups, etc because each group of immigrants brought their own language, religion and customs.
Hence, the only policy that can work in our subcontinent is secularism and equal respect to all communities and sects. This was the policy of the great Emperor Akbar, whom I regard (along with Ashoka) as the greatest ruler the world has ever seen. At a time when the Europeans were massacring each other in the name of religion (Catholics massacring Protestants and vice versa), Akbar, who was far ahead of his times, declared his policy of Suleh-e-Kul, i.e. universal toleration of all religions, and it is because of this policy that the Mughal Empire lasted so long. It was Emperor Akbar who laid the foundation on which the Indian nation is still standing, his policy being continued by Jawaharlal Nehru and his colleagues who gave India a secular constitution.
Up to 1857, there were no communal problems in India; all communal riots and animosity began after 1857. No doubt even before 1857, there were differences between Hindus and Muslims, the Hindus going to temples and the Muslims going to mosques, but there was no animosity. In fact, the Hindus and Muslims used to help each other; Hindus used to participate in Eid celebrations, and Muslims in Holi and Diwali. The Muslim rulers like the Mughals, Nawab of Awadh and Murshidabad, Tipu Sultan, etc were totally secular; they organised Ramlilas, participated in Holi, Diwali, etc. Ghalib’s affectionate letters to his Hindu friends like Munshi Shiv Naraln Aram, Har Gopal Tofta, etc attest to the affection between Hindus and Muslims at that time
In 1857, the ‘Great Mutiny’ broke out in which the Hindus and Muslims jointly fought against the British. This shocked the British government so much that after suppressing the Mutiny, they decided to start the policy of divide and rule (see online “History in the Service of Imperialism” by B.N. Pande). All communal riots began after 1857, artificially engineered by the British authorities. The British collector would secretly call the Hindu Pandit, pay him money, and tell him to speak against Muslims, and similarly he would secretly call the Maulvi, pay him money, and tell him to speak against Hindus. This communal poison was injected into our body politic year after year and decade after decade.
In 1909, the ‘Minto-Morley Reforms’ introduced separate electorates for Hindus and Muslims. The idea was propagated that Hindi is the language of Hindus, while Urdu of Muslims (although Urdu was the common language of all educated people, whether Hindu, Muslim or Sikh up to 1947). All this vicious propaganda resulted in the partition of 1947, which created a fake, artificial theocratic nation called Pakistan.
Nation states arose in Europe around the 15th century because of the rise of modern industry. Modern industry, unlike feudal handicraft industry, requires a big market for its goods and a large area from where it can get raw materials.
The creation of a state based on religion destroys the very basis of a nation, because it cuts off industries from markets and raw materials. British imperialism created India as a big administrative unit. The British policy was to prohibit the growth of heavy industry in India; otherwise, the Indian industry, with its cheap labour, would have become a powerful rival to British industry.
When the British left India, they divided us so that we may remain backward and weak, and not emerge as a modern powerful industrial state (for which we have all the potential). This was the real reason for creating Pakistan.
I submit that Pakistan was doomed from its very inception; firstly, because there is such tremendous diversity in our subcontinent that only secularism can work here and secondly, because a modern nation cannot be based on religion (because this will cut it off from its markets and raw materials).
Mr Shamshad Ahmed has written in an email to me that I should try to bring the two countries closer, instead of challenging the very raison d’etre of Pakistan. I replied that I do not believe that there are two nations, there is only one nation, that is India, and Pakistan is part of India. Pakistan was created in pursuance of the wicked British policy of divide and rule and the bogus Two Nation Theory, whose whole aim was to make Hindus and Muslims fight with each other. I am confident that with time people, both in India and Pakistan, will realise the truth in what I am saying, and India and Pakistan will reunite under a strong, secular government that deals with religious extremism, whether Hindu or Muslim, with an iron hand.
Secularism does not mean that one cannot practice his religion. It means that religion is a private affair, unconnected with the state that will have no religion.
When I meet my Pakistani friends (and I have lots of them), we speak in Hindustani, we look like each other, and feel no difference between ourselves. We were befooled by the Britishers into thinking that we are enemies, but how much longer must we remain befooled? How much longer must blood flow in religious violence in Quetta, Karachi, Gujarat, etc.
Mr Shamshad Ahmed wrote in his email to me that he doubted whether any Pakistani newspaper would publish my article challenging the very existence of Pakistan. I replied that I did not care whether it would be published or not, but I will not deviate from what I believe is the truth. In Sanskrit, there is a saying, “Satyamev Jayate”, which means “truth ultimately triumphs”. And as Nietzsche said in “Thus Spake Zarathustra”: “What matter about thyself, Zarathustra! Say thy word and break into pieces!”

The writer is the chairman of the Press Council of India and former judge of the Supreme Court of India.

 

 

 

 

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THE NATION BLOG IS OUT TO DESTROY PAKISTAN: ARIF NIZAMI,NAJAM SETHI, GEO’S ‘AMAN KI ASHA, ARE INDIA’S TROJAN HORSES

 BAGHAL MEHN CHURI MOHN PAY RAM!RAM! THE CHARACTER OF WILY HINDUS

ARIF NIZAMI SEDITIOUS, THE NATION BLOG & AMAN KI ASHA PROVIDE PORTAL TO CHALLENGE TWO NATION THEORY & PAKISTAN’S EXISTENCE

 

 

The Nation Blog

 

A Portal To Challenge Two Nation Theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dream of ALL Hindus

 

 

Arif Nizami is now a Stealth Promoter of Akhand Bharat. He is bought off completely by Indian intelligence.This is reflected in the The Nation & The Nation Blog. Two Nation Theory is discarded in the Nation, where Indian Thinkers are brought in as Writers and Columnists to denigrate the Founder of Pakistan and undermine the basis of Pakistan as a Nation of Muslim. Arif Nizami is the force behind this propaganda and along with Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman’s GEO, the Founding of Pakistan is being challenges. Sacrifices of Pakistan Army Soldiers in fighting Tehreek-i-Taliban, a RAW inspired organization, are never discussed. Pakistan is depicted as a dysfunctional nation heading towards economic disaster. If the read the article written by an Indian Judge,it goes to show how bitterly the Indian intellectuals and educated elite wish for Pakistan’s disintegration. But, in doing so they may be cutting his nose to speight his face. It also reflects the venomous nature embedded deep in Hindu psyche which Quaid-i-Azam and other leaders of Pakistan’s Freedom Movement discovered early on. About 1400 years ago, Islam came to destroy idolatry and polytheism. Polytheists are viciously opposed to Islam, because it demolished the basis of their belief.  

The Hindus or Polytheists of Arabia opposed Nai-i-Karim (SAW) for introducing Mankind to their True Creator. Today, the forces of darkness espoused in mythology of Hinduism still oppose the ideology of Islam. But, many Muslims due to their financial interests are gravitating towards India and Hinduism, Arif Nizami and The Nation are cheering them on.  In another nation ,it would tantamount to treason and sedition, but in incompetent Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan anything goes.

 

 

Here is a Classic Propaganda Piece Written in The Nation by a Right Wing Indian RSS NAZI Writer, who himself is surprised that the Nation published it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The truth about Pakistan
 
March 02, 2013
 
 
 

 
 
 

“Dekho mujhe jo deeda-e-ibrat nigah ho, Meri suno jo gosh-e-naseehat niyosh hai.”
– Mirza Ghalib

According to reports, Pakistani cities – Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, etc – are rapidly becoming killing fields, with bomb blasts and gun firing a regular occurrence, and ethnic violence between Sunnis and Shias, and persecution of minorities escalating. Nobody knows that when he steps out into the streets of these cities whether or not he will return alive. A beautiful metropolitan city like Karachi is becoming, if it has not already become, a Jurassic Park.
Mr Shamshad Ahmed, in his article, entitled “May You Live Long, Katju!”, published in TheNation on February 26, 2013, has said that the present situation in Pakistan is due to “a failure of governance, not of the nationhood.” I respectfully beg to differ.
In my opinion, the present violent strifes and disturbances in Pakistan are the logical and inevitable result of creating a theocratic state in this subcontinent and, hence, the only solution is the reunification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh under a strong, secular, modern minded government, which does not tolerate religious extremism and bigotry, whether Hindu or Muslim, and crushes it with an iron hand.
To explain my point, I have to delve into history. As explained in my article, “What is India”, in my blog: justicekatju.blogspot.in (as well as in the video on the website: kgfindia.com), India (in which I include Pakistan) is broadly a country of immigrants like North America. The ancestors of 92 to 93 percent people living today in our subcontinent were not the original inhabitants here, but came from outside, mainly from the northwest (the original inhabitants being the pre-Dravidian tribals). People migrate from uncomfortable areas to comfortable areas, and India was a paradise for agriculture, with level land, fertile soil, plenty of water for irrigation, etc. It is for this reason that India has so much diversity – so many religions, castes, languages, ethnic groups, etc because each group of immigrants brought their own language, religion and customs.
Hence, the only policy that can work in our subcontinent is secularism and equal respect to all communities and sects. This was the policy of the great Emperor Akbar, whom I regard (along with Ashoka) as the greatest ruler the world has ever seen. At a time when the Europeans were massacring each other in the name of religion (Catholics massacring Protestants and vice versa), Akbar, who was far ahead of his times, declared his policy of Suleh-e-Kul, i.e. universal toleration of all religions, and it is because of this policy that the Mughal Empire lasted so long. It was Emperor Akbar who laid the foundation on which the Indian nation is still standing, his policy being continued by Jawaharlal Nehru and his colleagues who gave India a secular constitution.
Up to 1857, there were no communal problems in India; all communal riots and animosity began after 1857. No doubt even before 1857, there were differences between Hindus and Muslims, the Hindus going to temples and the Muslims going to mosques, but there was no animosity. In fact, the Hindus and Muslims used to help each other; Hindus used to participate in Eid celebrations, and Muslims in Holi and Diwali. The Muslim rulers like the Mughals, Nawab of Awadh and Murshidabad, Tipu Sultan, etc were totally secular; they organised Ramlilas, participated in Holi, Diwali, etc. Ghalib’s affectionate letters to his Hindu friends like Munshi Shiv Naraln Aram, Har Gopal Tofta, etc attest to the affection between Hindus and Muslims at that time
In 1857, the ‘Great Mutiny’ broke out in which the Hindus and Muslims jointly fought against the British. This shocked the British government so much that after suppressing the Mutiny, they decided to start the policy of divide and rule (see online “History in the Service of Imperialism” by B.N. Pande). All communal riots began after 1857, artificially engineered by the British authorities. The British collector would secretly call the Hindu Pandit, pay him money, and tell him to speak against Muslims, and similarly he would secretly call the Maulvi, pay him money, and tell him to speak against Hindus. This communal poison was injected into our body politic year after year and decade after decade.
In 1909, the ‘Minto-Morley Reforms’ introduced separate electorates for Hindus and Muslims. The idea was propagated that Hindi is the language of Hindus, while Urdu of Muslims (although Urdu was the common language of all educated people, whether Hindu, Muslim or Sikh up to 1947). All this vicious propaganda resulted in the partition of 1947, which created a fake, artificial theocratic nation called Pakistan.
Nation states arose in Europe around the 15th century because of the rise of modern industry. Modern industry, unlike feudal handicraft industry, requires a big market for its goods and a large area from where it can get raw materials.
The creation of a state based on religion destroys the very basis of a nation, because it cuts off industries from markets and raw materials. British imperialism created India as a big administrative unit. The British policy was to prohibit the growth of heavy industry in India; otherwise, the Indian industry, with its cheap labour, would have become a powerful rival to British industry.
When the British left India, they divided us so that we may remain backward and weak, and not emerge as a modern powerful industrial state (for which we have all the potential). This was the real reason for creating Pakistan.
I submit that Pakistan was doomed from its very inception; firstly, because there is such tremendous diversity in our subcontinent that only secularism can work here and secondly, because a modern nation cannot be based on religion (because this will cut it off from its markets and raw materials).
Mr Shamshad Ahmed has written in an email to me that I should try to bring the two countries closer, instead of challenging the very raison d’etre of Pakistan. I replied that I do not believe that there are two nations, there is only one nation, that is India, and Pakistan is part of India. Pakistan was created in pursuance of the wicked British policy of divide and rule and the bogus Two Nation Theory, whose whole aim was to make Hindus and Muslims fight with each other. I am confident that with time people, both in India and Pakistan, will realise the truth in what I am saying, and India and Pakistan will reunite under a strong, secular government that deals with religious extremism, whether Hindu or Muslim, with an iron hand.
Secularism does not mean that one cannot practice his religion. It means that religion is a private affair, unconnected with the state that will have no religion.
When I meet my Pakistani friends (and I have lots of them), we speak in Hindustani, we look like each other, and feel no difference between ourselves. We were befooled by the Britishers into thinking that we are enemies, but how much longer must we remain befooled? How much longer must blood flow in religious violence in Quetta, Karachi, Gujarat, etc.
Mr Shamshad Ahmed wrote in his email to me that he doubted whether any Pakistani newspaper would publish my article challenging the very existence of Pakistan. I replied that I did not care whether it would be published or not, but I will not deviate from what I believe is the truth. In Sanskrit, there is a saying, “Satyamev Jayate”, which means “truth ultimately triumphs”. And as Nietzsche said in “Thus Spake Zarathustra”: “What matter about thyself, Zarathustra! Say thy word and break into pieces!”

The writer is the chairman of the Press Council of India and former judge of the Supreme Court of India.

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INDIA’S PROXY GEO’s ISI BASHING: GEO’S TROJAN HORSE OF INDIA/AFGHAN/MURDOCH CLIQUE ENTER MEDIA MARKET TO DEMONIZE PAK SECURITY & NUCLEAR PROGRAMS

 

 

Rupert Murdoch’s investment in Pakistani media channels goes unnoticed

 

Islamabad : Jul 16, 2013 

News Corp Chief Rupert Murdoch

 

The proverbial cat is out of the bag and Pakistan’s populist Supreme Court has announced its decision on the Report of Media Commission. As expected, the court in its ruling made public on its website has chosen not to touch the sensitive parts of the report. The most sensitive is dubious interest of foreigners in Pakistan’s electronic media.

There are two most sensitive issues mentioned in the report:

 

– Pakistan Broadcasters’ Association alleged that entertainment channel Urdu 1 was owned by Rupert Murdoch [Unlink] and two Afghan brothers (Mohsini brothers), who were based in Dubai. This channel (Urdu 1) was granted landing right much before it went on air anywhere in the world. The trail of dubious grant of license can be traced to Musa Gilani, son of former prime minister and Faryal Talpur, sister of the sitting president.

 

– Media watchdog, PEMRA informed the commission a couple of media houses are reported to have received large grants in the form of advertising contracts from overseas sources. It is said that one such grant is 20 million British pounds. Any attempt by PEMRA to probe such matters immediately leads to claims that there is an attempt to curb freedom of the media and there is always the recourse to obtaining a stay order if an inquiry is held. Most of the funds are channeled through the cover of a Norwegian nongovernmental organization named“Friends without Borders” but it was found the footprints of this funding lead to Indian sponsors including the Indian state television, the Doordarshan.

 

Who is Keith Rupert Murdoch and why the Indians send their money to one Pakistani channel? If the influence of Murdoch and Indians was not checked in Pakistan, then PEMRA was in breach of trust and an accomplice in the crime of allowing foreigners making inroads into Pakistani airwaves through their money.

 

Keith Rupert Murdoch is an Australian American media mogul. In July 2011, he faced allegations that his companies, including the News of the World, owned by News Corporation, had been regularly hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty and public citizens. He faces police and government investigations into bribery and corruption by the British government and FBI investigations in the US. On July 21, 2012, Murdoch resigned as a director of News International.

 

The allegation of PEMRA that one channel (GeoTV) received huge amounts in the name of sponsorship is most disturbing. That the amounts were actually sent by Indians should have rung alarm bells in the courtroom and media watchdog taken to task but the Supreme Court did not utter a single word in its order. The Supreme Court could do was to order an investigation. But this very serious breach of trust on the part of PEMRA escaped the attention of the court which strengthens the perception that the said channel is enjoying strong influence in the courtroom.

 

trojan-horse-troy-film-001What are the services that Geo is delivering for India? Numerous. From showing excessive Indian contents to bashing Pakistan’s ISI and armed forces for anything happening anywhere in the world. This was the first channel which blamed in unison with Indian media that Mumbai Attacks in November 2008 were perpetrated by ISI. Not only that, it helped Indian establishment’s line that Pakistanis were involved in the attacks when it prepared a package and informed the world that Ajmal Kassab belonged to a Pakistani town Faridkot. Now when this line of propaganda has been questioned in India with Indian security officials blaming their own government, the cover of this channel has been blown off.

 

Why this channel bashes ISI and armed forces? Because ISI and armed forces must be weakened at the point in time when they are fighting India’s proxies in FATA, Balochistan and even in Karachi. This is something enemy does to pressurize the security establishment of the rivals and break their resolve to fight. The Pakistani channel is doing exactly the same and earning millions of dollars of Indian money it has received. The security establishment should realize that even this channel is an Indian proxy and needs to be fought. The Supreme Court owes its popularity to this channel and may not take any action or utter any word to displease it.

 

Courtesy: Pakistan Express

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MEDIA WHORES GEO,ARY,DUNYA: ‘The Joker in the Pack: Tahir- ul -Qadri ‘s Structural Reform Crusade: Status Quo Politicians and Pak media are “Londees” Priced at $50 -100 Million

Western Diplomats in Islamabad are agitated.  West loves Pakistani politicians, because they are absolutely corrupt and can be bought off with a penny.  These status quo agents in Pakistani politics keep the political pot boiling.  This situation also keeps, the minds of common people distracted from constant hunger, disease, and economic deprivation.  Like Pakistan bureaucracy, Pakistani politicians are “Londees,” or kept Whores of Western Powers. In dictatorial regimes, the same politicians were whores of Pakistan Agencies. Generals Aslam Baig. Asad Durrani, and Brig.Imtiaz are living witnesses to political bribery and nepotism.  Islamabad is ruled by manipulative, evergreen bureaucrats, who worship, the Mammon.  Most of the noveau bureaucrats are intermediate fail, Sindhi or Punjabi PPP Jiyalas. Pakistani media and press are also agitated, because their owners, who  are bribed annually with $50 MM largess from countries like the US are worried about losing that manna from their foreign masters. Most of them are anyway, “londees of Western Intelligence Agencies or  Paid Keeps /Mistress of  Western Intelligence Agencies.

 GEO, ARY,and Duniya TV (Malik Riaz Fame) are the Media Whores of Pakistan, who sell their Mother, Pakistan,  for 50 Million Dollars.

So as we present excerpts from The Financial Times Article, the West is Worried that Qadri-Padri might turn out to be a double edged sword.

THE MEDIA WHORES LOGO OPT 4 ARTICLEIslamic scholar urges Pakistan reforms.  

A respected Islamic scholar has burst on to Pakistan’s political scene, threatening to storm the capital with a mass public protest unless his demands for sweeping electoral reforms are met this week. “I will lead an ocean of people to change Islamabad,” vowed Tahirul Qadri, who last month returned to Pakistan after four years abroad.  A fragile transition Zardari cancels Iran gas pipeline talks Charles Leadbeater Look at Pakistani society Pakistan’s security business booms. To the consternation of many established politicians, including the coalition government of President Asif Ali Zardari and its main opponents, he is calling for comprehensive political reforms before a general election set to be held between March and May. Mr Qadri, until now considered a minor force in politics as leader of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) or Pakistan People’s Movement, attracted tens of thousands of people to a political rally in the central city of Lahore on December 23, one of the largest such gatherings in recent memory. “People who came were not just my supporters,” he told the Financial Times in an interview at his home in Lahore. “Pakistanis are anxious to see major changes in the way their country is being run.” Mr Qadri draws his support from Pakistanis who are frustrated at the domination of politics by a handful of elite leaders from well-known families and who are embittered by the parlous state of the economy. Some commentators have compared him to Anna Hazare, the anti-corruption campaigner in neighbouring India, who emerged last year as a voice for middle-class resentment over entrenched corruption and patronage. Since Mr Qadri’s December gathering, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement – the main political party from the southern city of Karachi, allied to Mr Zardari’s Pakistan People’s party – has decided to join Mr Qadri’s Nizam Badlo, or change the system movement. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf led by Imran Khan, the former cricket star turned politician, is widely expected to join future protests too. By contrast, leaders from Mr Zardari’s PPP and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the two biggest political parties, have united in accusing Mr Qadri of disrupting the build-up to parliamentary elections this year. The polls are being hailed as the first chance for Pakistan to see a smooth transfer of power from one elected government to another since the country was created. In the interview, Mr Qadri warned of Pakistan’s “break up” unless ruling politicians are forced to abide by laws that have been openly flouted by them for years. He said he wanted tax evaders, loan defaulters and those with criminal records to be banned from standing for elections, because the existing system led to illegitimate results and “immoral and unethical” governments. “The whole process is a total negation of the principles of democracy,” he said. “I only want the constitution to be enforced. Law breakers are the lawmakers in Pakistan,” he said, noting that in some past cabinets no minister had paid income tax. “Seventy per cent of parliamentarians are tax evaders.” Pakistan’s domination by tainted politicians and the rise of domestic terrorism, he said, had damaged the country’s reputation. “There are parts of Pakistan where the government has no control. Internationally, we are seen as a threat. In the past five years, the government has not formulated laws on terrorism.” Mr Qadri, a moderate Muslim, is not alone in complaining about tax evasion by Pakistan’s corrupt elite and its inability to tackle terrorism. According to by Ehtisham Ahmad and Michael Best of the London School of Economics, only 0.9 per cent of Pakistanis pay tax, compared with 4.7 per cent in India and 80 per cent in Canada. Violence by Islamist extremists and criminals is rampant in various parts of Pakistan. The US and other western nations are ambivalent about Mr Qadri’s sudden reappearance in Pakistani politics as they seek to restore stability in the region amid a withdrawal of Nato forces from neighbouring Afghanistan. “He brings in an element of unpredictability to future politics, said one western diplomat in Islamabad. “ With others [from mainstream parties] you can predict intentions, but not with Qadri.” 

Additional reporting by Victor Mallet in New Delhi Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2013. Details 

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