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Culture or religion; what is more important for a country to identify themselves? Is ethnic diversity a problem for the state? Have we taught the wrong history in our school books? TCM sat down with artist Adeel Afzal to find answers to why Pakistan is going through an identity
crisis and why leaving is a good option.
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On this day in 2007, the bomb blasts in #SamjhautaExpress killed 68 people including 44 #Pakistanis . The immediate investigations revealed irrefutable evidence about the masterminds. In this thread, We would share some #Indian newspaper clips which covered the investigations.
1. Lt Col Prasad Purohit, a serving #IndianArmy officer, was arrested for terror conspiracy in the Malegaon blast case. He was the co founder of #AbhinavBharat, a right wing Hindu organisation. He admitted that he was the mastermind.

(@TheTimesofIndia, Pune, 7 November 2008)
2. Lt Col Purohit met Pragya Thakur on 5 Oct 2008 to tell her that "Our People" had carried out the killings in Orissa, burnt down two churches and also carried out the Malegaon blast.

(@the_indian_expr , Pune, 24 Nov 2008)

Ironically, Pragya is #BJP's MP today.
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.... the FCD scheme that allowed
#Pakistanis to convert illegal or undeclared income into #dollar accounts, without fear of legal retribution, started in 1991 and ended in 1998. Its demise occurred when the government froze hard currency withdrawals and repaid everyone (1/13)
the value of their deposits in Pakistani #rupees to deal with the foreign currency crisis created by sanctions imposed after Pakistan’s #nuclear tests in 1998.

Other schemes to deal with diminution in concessional flow of foreign #funds have veered from the dangerous to (2/13)
the comical. In early 1991, soon after the US invoked the sanctions under the Pressler Amendment, ‘Pakistan’s army chief and the head of its intelligence agency proposed a detailed “blueprint” for selling heroin to pay for the country’s covert #military operations.’ The (3/13)
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Agha Hasan Abedi — legendary banker & founding President of #BCCI (Bank of Credit & Commerce International) — the world’s 7th largest privately owned bank.

A bank run by Pakistanis 🇵🇰 & financed by the Ruling Family of Abu Dhabi 🇦🇪 & prominent family offices of Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦.
Founded in 1972, during a meeting of senior bankers in Beirut, #Lebanon 🇱🇧, #BCCI went on to open up branches & launch full-fledged commercial banking operations in 73 countries around the world by 1989. This included opening the first branch of a foreign-owned bank in #China 🇨🇳.
In the mid-1980’s, Agha Hasan Abedi (or Agha Sahib as he was called fondly by colleagues), negotiated the acquisition of a very unique banking operation in the #UnitedStates 🇺🇸. The bank acquired had licenses to operate in 15-16 states in the US. An unprecedented transaction.
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When the #MSM eventually reported the decades-long rape-gangs scandal and the negligence of the authorities, the racial angle they took emphasised the intentions of the police and social services in wanting to avoid racism directed at Pakistanis.
In this way, the focus is on hypothetical #racism against #Pakistanis and not the actual sexually violent racism perpetrated by large groups of Pakistani men against white British girls.
Whether this was done intentionally or not, it serves the purpose of not discussing the visceral race hate that motivated these odious child rapists.
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Why is it that we #Pakistanis become so beholden to mere mortals? Every hero we have had, has disappointed us, yet we keep repeating the same pattern over and over again, expecting different results. #Bhutto was once a messiah for West Pakistanis. They loved him so much 1/n
that in the 1970 elections Awami League didn't win a single seat in West #Pakistan. How did that love affair turn out? A broken country and despotic civilian dictator who runied all economic progress of the 60s, the affects of which we still suffer from. 2/n
Then there emerged an entire section of society which still thinks Zia was mard-e-momin. Smh. Next BB, then Nawaz. Bloodly hell still Nawaz! Then his daughter. FFS. Still can't blv how Iftikhar Ch became an overnight hero. Abdul Qadir Khan, nuclear weapons smuggler. 3/n
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Since a few days have passed and thing have "relatively" calmed down, I want to comment on the optics of bringing out APCs in #Lahore Cantt. You all have seen the images go viral on this platform, and some were rightly outraged. 1/n
However, this isn't the first time #PakistanArmy brought out APCs against protesting public. Many years ago, there was a dispute between farmers and the Army over some land in #Okara. That's when this image was shot. For me, personally, it became of the most defining images 2/n
of how the Army behaves in the country. My shock stemmed from the fact that my father commanded 40 AK, which is equipped with TOW mounted APCs for hunting enemy tanks. How could the Army bring out APCs - which are essentially troop carriers - mounted with machine 3/n
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1. @guardian 15 Oct 22, p 21 @tweeter_anita @EmpirePodUK, a cold-eyed, #critical #historian would've provided the #lowdown, and six of her best, to those boorish, blingy, visiting #Punjabis about the #Sikhempire or #ZulfikarBhutto.
2. #Kashmiris and #Ladakhis, unlike mawkish #Punjabis, don't quite share that lachrymose view of #Punjabi #history or #DuleepSingh. #Lamaist #Buddhists and #Muslims chafed under #Sikhrulers. Expelled former; forbade latter #fasting/#Fridayprayers.
3. #India was in a tailspin under #Sikhs, #Marathas, #Mughals etc. and #Britishrule consolidated the peninsula unseen since the #Mauryas. #Newsflash right-on Radcliffe ranters either side: #EmpressVictoria sired #MotherIndia and #Iqbal's sarey jahān bulbuls.
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How fake news has been deployed by the Pak and Islamists in #Leicester to generate the victim-hood narrative, while simultaneously unleashing violence on others over the past few weeks.

Leicester: A case study
First Claim: The narrative of how ‘Racist Hindus’ provoking Muslims, was widely shared on social media by several Islamist handles.

Fact: Videos circulated on social media were of a mob shouting ‘Allah hu Akbar’.

Second Claim: Racist Hindu mob raised anti-Islam slogans on streets was widely shared by Islamists & local media (without any evidence).

Fact: Mob was shouting slogans of ‘Vande Mataram’ & ‘Jai Shri Ram’ to protest the violence against them, indicating no communal angle.

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I don’t usually tweet on politics, but I feel a national unity government is the need of the hour. Some brilliant stuff by PTI was @SaniaNishtar run revamped Ehsas program along with Sehat in sad card. Increased export and overall positive cross sectoral performance. Some great
Initiatives at @StateBank_Pak to support the ecosystem like foreign holdco and convertible instruments.

The cons were plenty, no real structural reforms to fix core economic issue of parking black money in unproductive assets like plots , no judicial and police reforms.
@MiftahIsmail did a great job coming in and putting the multi property seemed income tax, adjusting fuel prices. He did the same when finally Dar was removed and he along with @ShahidKhaqanA was given the chance. PTI has no equivalent to him. This was a great team from their side
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1 - Foreign intelligence agencies behind Balochistan situation: Justice Javed Iqbal (9 June 12 Express Tribune)

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan rips apart false claims of Fifth Columnists #Pakistanis about #MissingPersons in #Balochistan

2 - Foreign intelligence agencies behind Balochistan situation: Justice Javed Iqbal (9 June 12 Express Tribune)

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan rips apart false claims of Fifth Columnists #Pakistanis about #MissingPersons in #Balochistan

1 - Foreign agencies behind missing persons: Justice Javed Iqbal ( The Nation | 9 June 2012 )

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan solve the mystery behind the so called #MissingPersons in #Pakistan

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ارشاد بھٹی اور جاوید چوہدری لوگوں کو چغد نہ بنائیں کیونکہ جس قسم کی قتل و غارتگری تحریک لبیک پاکستان نے کی ہے دونوں ماضی میں اسکی حمایت کرتے رہے ہیں -

قیامت کے دن سوال اللہ کریگا نبی کریم (صلعم) نہیں کرینگے

مفتی منیب کو مشاجرات صحابہ کی غلط مثال دیتے ہوئے شرم آنی چاہئیے
مفتی منیب الرحمان متنازع اسلامی سانحات پر بالکل غلط مثالیں دیتے رہے ہیں کچھ سال قبل لندن میں ایک ٹی وی چینل پر یذید کی حمایت بھی فرمائی تھی اور اس وقت بھی وہ جس جنگ جمل کا حوالہ دے رہے ہیں وہ بصرہ میں حضرت علی (رع) اور حضرت عائشہ (رع) کے درمیان ہوئی تھی حضرت معاویہ (رع) سے نہیں
بے ادب ، گستاخ مولویوں کو اندازہ ہی نہیں ہوتا کہ وہ ایک صحابی (رع) کا قول دہرا رہے ہیں اس قتل عام کا جواز دینے کے لیئے جو موجودہ دور کے مسلمان ایک دوسرے کا کررہے ہیں جبکہ حضرت علی (رع) کا قول صرف اور صرف جمل اور صفین کے افسوسناک سانحات پر تھا جس میں دونوں طرف صحابہ (رع) تھے ۔
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Νew provocative action by #Pakistanis in #Greece

A few days ago, they held a protest rally in Athens. Τhey bothered by the visit of the Indian Prime Minister to Europe!
During the last years, the #Pakistanis, with the help of the #Turks and the Chinese, are regrouping/joining forces.

#Greece and #India must cooperate and stop #Ankara and #Islamabad!
#Greece and #India should strengthen their bonds. It is quite important to reinforce our relations. We have to lay the groundwork. The Armed Forces of the two countries should start joint exercises immediately.
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1 - #Taliban won’t allow #TTP to use Afghan soil against Pakistan, hopes Sheikh Rasheed (17 Aug 2021 The News)

#Pakistan , particularly the KP / FATA under #Talibans Rule

#Afghanistan #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans #CPEC #OBOR #China #HaqqaniNetwork
2 - Propaganda against #Taliban proving false, says FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi (19 Aug 2021 Dawn)

#Pakistan the KP / FATA under #Talibans Rule


#Afghanistan #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans #CPEC #OBOR #China #HaqqaniNetwork #TTP
3 - TTP maintains ties with #Afghan Taliban, says UN report (27 July 2021 Dawn)

#Pakistan the KP / FATA under #Talibans Rule


#Afghanistan #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans #CPEC #OBOR #China #HaqqaniNetwork #TTP
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1 - Propaganda against #Taliban proving false, says Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (19 Aug 2021 Dawn)

Mr Imran Khan had said this 7 years ago in India

#Afghanistan #Taliban #TTP #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans
2 - Propaganda against #Taliban proving false, says Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (19 Aug 2021 Dawn)

Mr Imran Khan had said this 7 years ago in India

#Afghanistan #Taliban #TTP #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi while talking with Al Jazeera , condemned The Taliban for their acts of Terror & Bloodletting in Pakistan

Ref :

#Afghanistan #Taliban #TTP #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans
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اسلامی نقطہ نظر میں قرآن و احادیث صحیحہ کی رو سے کسی قوم ، رنگ ، نسل و زبان پر لعن طعن یا انہیں برے القاب دینا کفر کے قریب لے جاتا ہے | کسی کو کشف ہوا ہے کہ #افغان #پشتون Xenophobic ہوتے ہیں | جبکہ امام ابو حنیفہ (رع) نسلا” افغان تھے اور اسی طرح داتا گنج بخش بھی افغان تھے
قرآن و حدیث کی رو سے یہ واضح ہوتا ہے کہ جس طرح #افغان و #پشتون عصبیت حرام ہے بالکل اسی طرح پاکستان کی قومی عصبیت بھی حرام ہے کیونکہ ایسی عصبیت دائرہ اسلام سے خارج کر دیتی ہے اور داخل فی النار بھی کر دیتی ہے | لہذا جو اصول عصبیت پر دوسروں پر فٹ کرتے ہیں اس اصول پر خود کو پرکھیں
Lt. General (R) Mr Hamid Gul had said #Afghan #Pashtun are not Xenophobic ! Afghans are more Pakistanis than Pakistanis" , #Afghans and #Pakistanis share Thousands of years of Culture, Civilization, Sufi Saints rather our Pakistani Heroes are actually from #Afghanistan #Pashtuns
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Yesterday 25 June 2021 was the 25th anniversary of #Alkhobar bombing in #SaudiArabia that killed 19 #US servicemen, injured 500+ from several nationalities, incl #Saudis #Pakistanis #Egyptians. Marked a shift for #Iran #IRGC's ops inside #KSA; close to ARAMCO & a major mil base.
Crater is where a sewage tanker truck detonated nearly 14,000 Kg of explosives. Bomb was a mixture of petrol & explosive powder placed in the tank of the truck. The material was smuggled in exported fruit trucks from #Lebanon and hidden underground in #Qatif, near #Alkhboar.
That day, I was with a group of journalists in #Kuwait waiting for a #US heli to take us to a #Saudi base for a briefing related to the situation with #Iraq. We waited for half a day. After #Alkhobar, US military disconnected for the next 72 hours. [Pic: briefing; Kuwaiti desert]
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Remembering #ChukNagarMassacre of 1971.
50 years ago this week, about 10,000 #Bengalis, mostly #Hindus, fleeing the #Pakistanis & their #Islamist collaborators, were herded into Chuknagar & 2 surrounding villages of Khulna #Bangladesh by the #PakistanArmy. Then murdered en-masse.
Sundari was a 3 month old infant found between the 10,000 dead bodies in the #Chuknagar killing field, crying and trying to suckle on her dead mother’s breast. She is the only person who survived the #PakistanArmy firing, and was later adopted and raised by a local Hindu couple.
In this 50th year of the #BangladeshGenocide, it is important that we officially honor the victims and prosecute the hundreds of #Pakistani war criminals who never faced justice for 5 decades and travel freely around the world.
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Blowback & retaliation anticipated today (#Friday) for #PTIGovernment banning #TLP. Mosques & seminaries/madrassas continue to operate beyond #Pakistani state's authority & control. Large scale #protests by TLP supporters & sympathizers expected nationwide after #Jummah prayers.
Taking a leaf out of #France's book, #TLP supporters on #socialmedia are using the hashtag #IAmSaadHussainRizvi (#IamSaadHusaainRizvi - with a spelling mistake - is also trending).
It seems like decades ago, but does anyone else remember #JeSuisCharlie #IAmCharlieHebdo from 2015?
Not sure whether this is the 'official' account, but pretty sure this is how it starts...
#TLPProtest #TLP_PROTEST #TLPLive #TLPDharna #IAmSaadHussainRizvi
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US-Afghan relations have gone through turbulent phases starting from the early 1950s.

Now, the latest peace talks signal a hopeful conclusion by 2021.
Here's a comprehensive look at all that has happened in the last 70 years & how Pakistan's role has changed over time.
2. As the cold war began b/w the Soviet Union & US, Afghanistan became important.

US-Afghanistan contact increased during the Cuban Revolution b/w 1953 & 1959. The Soviet Union was supporting Cuba's Fidel Castro & the US was focusing on Afghanistan for its strategic purposes. ImageImageImageImage
3. The focus was to counter the spread of communism into South Asia & the Persian Gulf.

In 1953, Richard Nixon (US VP at the time) made an official diplomatic visit to Kabul.

In 1958, PM Daoud Khan became the 1st Afghan to speak before the United States Congress in Washington ImageImageImage
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1️⃣ The two communities that has anyways honoured me & recognised my expertise & knowledge which are #Israelis & #Indians. Unfortunately, most of the #Pakistanis didn’t. I wanted to give benefit to my community first who suffered worse in the war against terrorism. You know why..?
2️⃣ They see every person & matter through the lens of religion. They could have gotten the solution of the issue of religious extremism if they would have recognised the expertises of their intellectuals.
Their religious priorities as well as ideology threw them back.
3️⃣ despite they should ve welcomed & utilised my knowledge & experience against the war on terror, they rejected, refuted, abused me & doubted not only my knowledge but my faith as well which hurt me hard.
I feel sorry for them as it is indeed their loss but nation suffers.
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Since April, a hefty 15% decline in the proportion of #Pakistanis who opine that the #federal #government of Pakistan is #controlling the #coronavirus situation very well- now 67% agree while 28% disagree

#GallupPakistan #AttitudeTrackerWave6 Image
Highest level of #satisfaction with #government #performance observed among #rural respondents (70%) and those from #KP (79%) and #Balochistan (93%). Respondents from #Sindh most #dissatisfied (33%)
#GallupPakistan #AttitudeTrackerWave6 Image
82% #Indians claim to be #satisfied with how #Modi’s #government is handling the #pandemic. A lower proportion of #Pakistanis - 66%, are satisfied with #ImranKhan’s #government

#GallupPakistan #AttitudeTrackerWave6 Image
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#Pakistani doctor indicted in the US for providing material support to the #IslamicState. Educated or not, terror is in the DNA of #Pakistanis. What is the difference between this Pak origin doctor in US, #HafizSaeed #MasoodAzhar or those giving terror intellectual cover fire?
US President @realDonaldTrump needs to see the true face of #Pakistan. A Pakistani Air Vice Marshal's son #Shahzad was arrested for attempting to bomb #TimesSquare in New York. Read what he had to say after being convicted about his religion & his actions.…
Also read about #Pakistan born terrorist #DavidColemanHeadley (Daood Gilani, related to former Pakistani prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani) convicted for terror plots in #Denmark & 26/11 #Mumbai. I covered his trial in the Chicago Federal court. #PakTerror…
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So a woman in an online food group that I'm a part of said this week: "This is not to be racist but can someone suggest Indian alternatives to Pakistani masala brands for chicken tikka? Nothing against anyone but I want to do something for my country blah blah." (Story continues)
So a Wonderful Lady in the group, a fellow Indian, replied: "#Pakistanis and #Indians are the same race. If you don't like #Muslims, at least have the courage to say so." (Story continues)
Sanghi Madam turned out to be an NRI who responded to criticism from the group with, "But I have many Pakistani true friends, ok!" Note: not just "Pakistani friends" but "Pakistani true friends" in that order of words, so I guess the affection is 100% confirmed. (Story continues)
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