Harrowing tale of Pakistani policemen lynched in Bahrain

Published: March 21, 2011

Kashif was lynche­d and murder­ed by an angry mob when his police unit was ordere­d to move in agains­t protes­tors.

Farooq Baloch had married three months ago and the sole breadwinner for his family. Farooq Baloch had married three months ago and the sole breadwinner for his family. Saifullah Mohammad Ibrahim is in critical condition after being severely injured in the attacks. Saifullah Mohammad Ibrahim is in critical condition after being severely injured in the attacks. Saifullah Mohammad Ibrahim is in critical condition after being severely injured in the attacks. Kashif was lynche­d and murder­ed by an angry mob when his police unit was ordere­d to move in agains­t protes­tors.
KARACHI: 

Kashif Mehmood joined the Bahraini police force soon after he graduated from the Pakistani school in Bahrain.

He wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps who joined the Bahraini police after migrating from Gujranwala’s Mandi Bahauddin area, some 30 years ago.

No one from Kashif’s family of four siblings and parents could imagine that one day the 20-year-old’s life would be cut short as brutally as it was last Wednesday.

Kashif was lynched and murdered by an angry mob when a police unit, which Kashif was a part of, was ordered to move in against protesters gathered at Pearl Square in Manama.

The nightmare for Kashif’s family, however, did not end at his death. Gruesome images and videos of his death  have appeared all over the internet. Many have also posted hateful and racist slogans under them, against the Pakistani community in Bahrain.

“I haven’t slept in days,” says Ali, Kashif’s 18-year-old brother, while speaking
over the phone as he emailed video links of his brother’s murder.

He sounded horrified when he said that houses of Pakistanis, especially those employed with the security forces, were being marked by protesters, to be attacked later.

Kashif, and another Bahraini policeman of Pakistani origin, Farooq Baloch, were on duty together on Wednesday, when an operation against the protesters was launched. Amid the chaos, the two young policemen, armed just with sticks, broke away from their unit and sought help from an approaching ambulance. Little did they know that the rescue van was actually loaded with protestors.

The ambulance ran them over, killing Baloch who had married three months ago and the sole breadwinner for his family.

Kashif, who barely survived the first onslaught, was kidnapped and taken to an empty ground.

Videos posted online show that groups of young men then took turns in kicking and clobbering with sticks Kashif’s lifeless body.

Even though it was apparent that he was dead, the protesters proceeded to mutilate his body, with groups of young men in their SUVs repeatedly running over the corpse.

The incident bore an eerie resemblance to the Sialkot lynching incident, where the onlookers cheered on as the victim was tortured.

Ali says his father sent his mother back to Gujranwala a few days ago. They have yet to tell her that her son died in such a horrific manner.

Both Kashif and Farooq were buried in Bahrain.

Another victim of the protestors’ wrath was the 54-year-old Saifullah Mohammad Ibrahim, who remains in critical condition after being severely injured in the attacks.

He worked in the police department and moved from Punjab decades ago, to settle in Bahrain.

“When [the protestors] took my uncle to the Lulu roundabout, they not only tortured him, but also heckled him for being a Pakistani,” said Maheen, a relative of Saifullah.

While humiliating him, the protesters chanted “Down down Pakistan, go back to your country,” Maheen added.

At least four Bahrainis of Pakistani origin have been reportedly killed and several dozens injured in the on-going crisis.

The security situation in the country remains volatile even though the state claimed that the protest was successfully being put down by Arab League-backed troops.

The main worry, however, for the Pakistani expatriates, is that the friction that this crisis has created in the Bahraini society will take years to repair.

When asked whether his family was considering leaving Bahrain for good, Ali said that although they were in shock, no one is thinking about leaving Bahrain or going back to Pakistan.Fa

We were born and brought up in Bahrain, how could we just leave our home like that, he said.

“I’m going nowhere. I will join the police force like Kashif,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2011.

Reader Comments (152)

  • Mar 21, 2011 - 7:25AM

    In such a situation the Bahria Foundation and the Fauji Foundation have recruited a 1000 Pakistanis to be trained and sent over to Bahrain. Is that a wise policy given that tempers are flared? How are the protesters going to view the news of a 1000 new Pakistani’s arriving to shore up the security forces? Even if the Pakistanis settled in Bahrain have been there for decades, they are still Pakistani citizens. What is the government of Pakistan doing about either repatriating them or offering security apart from assurances that the Bahrain government provides? After all its the remittances sent back by overseas Pakistani’s that is keeping the current account deficit in check. Unquestionable support for a regime facing a revolt by the majority of its population puts us on the wrong side of the history. Sending more Pakistanis and knowingly placing them in harms way is nothing short of a crime.

    *Ali says his father sent his mother back to Gujranwala a few days ago. They have yet to tell her that her son died in such a horrific manner If the mother is not aware of her sons death or the nature of his death, isnt it abit unwise to publish the details in national newspaper? Recommend

  • Wake up
    Mar 21, 2011 - 7:33AM

    So strange…Muslims beating and killing Muslims…
    Wake up and understand you are followers of ISLAM…the religion of love, peace and freedom….why are you following in the footsteps of others…………Recommend

  • hamza bin ali al ali
    Mar 21, 2011 - 8:00AM

    Question after reading this is why unlike other GCC police forces is Bahrains full of other nationalities ,does it sound discriminating, imagine England with a Pakistani police force i think the whole force would get murdered.
    I like Pakistanis cause my mother is one but we need to not get involved in othe rpeoples battles, maybe these officers are being sent into a no win situation and being used as pawns , its odd that no arab police have died yet.
    The first question though in reality is if someone kills your brother do you give him a rose? of course not so who transgressed against who first. who killed who first. if you kill peaceful protesters I am sorry but these ill be the end results tit for tat.THOSE WHO MAKE PEACEFUL CHANGE IMPOSSIBLE MAKE A VIOLENT ONE INEVITABLE. This is the process now taking place.Recommend

  • Razi
    Mar 21, 2011 - 8:14AM

    very sadRecommend

  • andrea
    Mar 21, 2011 - 8:36AM

    Sad that brave Pakistani youth have to pay for the sins of decadent Arab rulers and their backward people. Like cowards, the Arabs send the proud Pakistanis out to maintain law and order while they hide in their homes. How typical! Frankly the Arabs are not ready for democracy and have no concept of social institutions so I don’t suspect that these nations will improve any time. Despite their oil money, they have bankrupt societies which will be back at the bottom of the heap as soon as their oil revenues dry up.Recommend

  • Maulana Diesel
    Mar 21, 2011 - 8:41AM

    terrible story……the Bahraini royal family is making the poor Pakistanis do their dirty work. Recommend

  • Tariq
    Mar 21, 2011 - 8:59AM

    Pakistanis for sale. Well they are killing the natives for the dictators, what do they expect. They kill other Pakistanis in Pakistan and now are exporting their killing skills to the Gulf. Karma is realRecommend

  • Tariq
    Mar 21, 2011 - 9:06AM

    Mercenaries. It is not sectarian it is about freedom. Pakistanis are for saleRecommend

  • Tariq
    Mar 21, 2011 - 9:14AM
  • PriyaSuraj
    Mar 21, 2011 - 9:18AM

    This is so horrific and sad. Why must humans be so inhuman to each other?Recommend

  • vasan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 9:23AM

    So much for muslim ummah and “brotherly” relationship with other muslim countries, Worse than animals is how the Pakistanis were beaten.sickeningRecommend

  • Hyder Ali
    Mar 21, 2011 - 9:32AM

    The fact is that Pakistanis have a very poor reputation in the region as mercenaries for US and the corrupt Persian Gulf oil sheikhdoms. These Arab uprisings are local matters and Pakistanis would be better served to take care of the mess at home. The Pakistani military is engaged in a much worse suppression of minorities at home in the service of US imperialism. A very grim future awaits Pakistan unless it moves away from the US/Zionist agenda for the region.Recommend

  • SA
    Mar 21, 2011 - 9:42AM

    The world is coming to an end; the sooner, the better!!Recommend

  • Eeman
    Mar 21, 2011 - 10:15AM

    Let’s be straight: He was a police officer regardless of whether he was Pakistani or Bahraini. In spite the fact that expatriates — specifically from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, are not only treated like animals Arab countries, but also subjected to inferior treatments one should restrain himself from getting recruited in sensitive departments like law-enforcements. Recommend

  • Realist
    Mar 21, 2011 - 10:38AM

    These are peaceful protesters? Sure. Sure. May the Saudi Military give an opportunity to the protesters to rest in pieces.Recommend

  • dr afzal
    Mar 21, 2011 - 10:39AM

    luv u ali ,luv u kashif .brave menRecommend

  • Bunny
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:14AM

    Foreign office please take them out of the country and ask for explanation from bahrain foreign office….ohhhuuuu pakistan have no foreign office these days…khar was given the charge to clear the davis mess onlyRecommend

  • Aristo
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:34AM

    The irony is Pakistanis are being lynched in adopted lands and Pakistanis are also being lynched in their homeland. Kashif’s case is a prime example. His homeland is in Gujranwala district, where so many lynching episodes have occurred recently. No wonder his younger brother Ali feels it is better to stay in Bahrain and not move back to his home land.Recommend

  • MAD
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:34AM

    I feel for the police officer who was just doing his job. Recommend

  • JAWAID
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:36AM

    Such a brutal action is condemnable like the brutality of Saudi occupied forces shooting the unarmed protesters directly on their heads. We should be fair enough to hold the truth and should not give biased reporting. We salute freedom struggle of Bahraini people and strongly condemn invasion of occupied forces.Recommend

  • MAD
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:37AM

    @Realist:

    Im with you on that one.Recommend

  • Alia Amir
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:37AM

    Arabs are racist, generally speaking towards non-arabs,and more specifically towards South Asian workers.

    Down with such kind of revolution!!!

    May the souls of death rest in peace and Allah grant them Jannah! Ameen!Recommend

  • MAD
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:38AM

    @IK:

    Are you ashamed of your own identity? Well than stop being a Pakistani. we dont need people like you among us. Recommend

  • Amer
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:42AM

    The Saudi & other GCC forces in Bahrain would not go out without a gun. Bahrani police should do exactly the same, the protesters are anything but peacful. Don’t believe everything you see on Al-Jazeera!! These policemen were not attacked because they were Pakistani but because they were policemen. I would have been all for a “peaceful freedom protest” but this is brutal to say the least, these people are thugs! PERIOD!

    P.S: I urge ALL PAKISTANIs (born in Bahrain or not) not to join the police forces in Bahrain, let the other arabs (Syrians, Jordanians etc) do the dirty work for the King of Bahrain. Allah is the provider for you, not the King of Bahrain, so don’t keep on dieing for him, search for other means of making a halal living. Recommend

  • Babruk
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:53AM

    so much for the ummah! wake up people. xenophobia, racism and violence, narrow nationalism triumphs. hope we stop talking about ummah anymore. Recommend

  • Nawaz
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:53AM

    This is racism, pure and simple. The Arabs always treat expatriates like Pakistanis as an inferior race in the middle east. No one deserves to be treated like this. A 20 year old kid was slaughtered and his body desecrated only because he was of Pakistani origin. This is not as simple as Shia Sunni conflict. This is a war on immigrants. Recommend

  • Ms.khan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 12:05PM

    This is just so sad. Why is savagery taking over civilization….Recommend

  • M Ali Khan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 12:38PM

    @Wake up:
    Muslims killing Muslims is not something strange. Islam’s entire history is full of Muslim-Muslim violence from the early days down to today.

    its not surprising how many Pakistanis and Indians have been targeted in Bahrain. The Bahraini government hires expatriates from our parts as mercenaries to fill up the police rank and keep the majority Shia population under check.

    These hired mercenaries are given a free hand to do what is necessary to maintain status quo and stop any legit challenge faced by this corrupt discriminatory regime. So to Bahraini protesters, these Pakistanis are considered henchmen of the Bahraini regime they want to get rid of.Recommend

  • Salman Orangiwala
    Mar 21, 2011 - 12:40PM

    Wahtever happend is sad indeed .

    But how could you justify Paksitanis being used agaisnt the native Bahrainis in Bahrain .

    Bahrain by all means , belong to the Bahraini people and an outsider sued by the Bahraini Govt ,will always be considered a mercenary .

    It is time we undrstand exporting mercenaries .

    Look why Baluchistan is so alienated and now Krachi is ruled by Rangers , mercenaries who never belonged to Karachi .Recommend

  • Mar 21, 2011 - 1:05PM

    What about massacre of innocent bahraini people by Bahraini forces and Saudi army.?Recommend

  • Ashraf
    Mar 21, 2011 - 1:14PM

    @Wake up said:
    “So strange…Muslims beating and killing Muslims…”
    Is it really that strange? What do you think is happening in Pakistan?Recommend

  • Mar 21, 2011 - 1:15PM

    Why the pakistani blood is so cheap?Recommend

  • ArifQ
    Mar 21, 2011 - 1:25PM

    I find some of the responses here dispicable to say the least, these Pakistanis murdered in Bahrain are legally hired expatriates, it is the job of Bahraini Government to provide adequate protection to their employees. The Pakistani Government must take a principled stand for their non-Resident Pakistanis who are a major source of remittances and more importantly are citizens of this Country. People get out of this guilt trip, these Pakistanis working in Bahrain have been doing their job, what evidence do people have that they were involved in supression or any other state sponsored brute tactics, none whatsoever. I say we bring back these Pakistani dead bodies and demand the Bahraini Government to take action against those who murdered our Pakistani brothers. Recommend

  • abdulaziz khattak
    Mar 21, 2011 - 1:51PM

    For all those who don’t know about the situation, we here in Bahrain have a different story to tell.
    Just keep in mind that there are lots of naturalised Pakistanis as well who are in the force.
    Under what law would you call them mercenaries.
    Check out the term in the Geneva Convention.
    Any non-script member who wears a uniform and gets monthly salary from the state is not a mercenary.
    For example, please refer to the Ghorkas.
    Pakistanis please fix your home first!!!Recommend

  • Rashid Khan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 1:54PM

    It is brought to my knowledge that the citizens of Bahrain are Shia Muslims operated by Iran and they did not tolerating Sunni muslim specially Pakistanis. I just don’t know what authenticity of this rumor. Can anyone explain what actual going on at Bahrain, why they hate Pakistanis?Recommend

  • abdulaziz khattak
    Mar 21, 2011 - 1:56PM

    There have been shouts of jihad against pakistanis raised from the matams (imam barahs).
    Don’t dispute unless you are in Bahrain.
    We here suffer the heat, so we know better.
    We just need you guys’ support.Recommend

  • saad
    Mar 21, 2011 - 1:59PM

    i dont believe in this news.. we know that west control world wide media, so CIA can murder pakistani people to blame our arab brothers. america can not stand to fight pakistan 1 by 1, so can play these tactics.Recommend

  • abdulaziz khattak
    Mar 21, 2011 - 2:14PM

    @Rashid Khan:

    If you can read Arabic, then here is the proof:
    http://www.aaknews.com/VBX/4.pdf
    http://www.aaknews.comRecommend

  • Waqar
    Mar 21, 2011 - 2:37PM

    This is not Muslim Killing Muslim,
    This Is Irani Backed Shia Groups attacking Sunnia spcly Paki SunniRecommend

  • Mar 21, 2011 - 2:50PM

    My Eyes weep for my fellow Pakistani who died for dictator but I dont find hate for those who killed him. Our Dharti give birth to braves who die in battle of others. Alas we dont produce Leaders who guide our braves with vision.Recommend

  • irfan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 2:58PM

    @saad:
    I only wish if that was true. My view on this is police man from other countries in Bahrain should leave as they are now seen as foreign mercenaries by a majority of local people. Dont fight other people battles we already have enough at home.

    As far as revaluation in Bahrain is concerned in my eyes it has lost credibility, has just become a ethnic and sectarian violence which can not be justified.

    They should learn from people of Egypt Recommend

  • Jawad
    Mar 21, 2011 - 3:17PM

    Intolerance of other faiths is an integral part of Islam, this is the seed for all our troubles. The sooner we face it the better our people will be. Even Christianity has very violent instructions but they have more or less decided to ignore the violent stuff, we should too.Recommend

  • M Ali Khan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 3:18PM

    @saad:
    still living in denial are we?Recommend

  • M Ali Khan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 3:22PM

    @Rashid Khan:
    Bahrain’s population is 70% Shia but the ruling regime has been the minority Sunnis, most of them from the ruling Al-Khalifa family that own everything in Bahrain and give NOTHING to its people. They flood the police ranks with hired mercenaries from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh etc to control the Shia population who demand their rights and democracy. The Bahraini regime rigs each election by giving Saudis voting rights to counter the popular sentiment of Bahraini people (both Shia and Sunni) who want change and better public representation so that the Al-Khalifa’s remain in power.

    The way the Bahraini police has handled the crisis is staggering! They have been brutal in dealing with protestors making the crimes of Mubarak and Gaddafi seem pale in comparison. The police is filled with Pakistanis etc, so its no surprise that Indians and Pakistanis have been targeted by angry Bahrainis for being killers for hire!Recommend

  • Salman Orangiwala
    Mar 21, 2011 - 3:30PM

    In Paksitan they want to subdue Balochistan by force , they want to subjugate Karachi by force and now Pakistan is “exporting ” forces to Bahrain .

    Why dont we understand the simple fact , let Bahraini people decide what the really want , We patiently wait and see whether the same trick of Paksitan is going to work in Bahrain or not .

    Perhaps not , this time .

    Is it necessary for Paksitan to always poke its nose in others’ business while the whole land itself is under the ominous spell of lucifer ???

    Soem people on this forum who are so pathetically ignorant that over a hundred peole are killed with a span of one week and they are least bothered .Werent’ they Muslims ?

    Talk about islamic brotherhood .

    ” begano ki shaadi mai Munna diwana “. Leave Bahrain alone and think of Pakistan .

    . Recommend

  • Bahraini
    Mar 21, 2011 - 3:31PM

    You come in our country, become a killing machine and disappear thousands of brothers and fathers. You attack, kill us as we are rat in our country. Shame shame. Wake up invadersRecommend

  • Hanif awan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 3:37PM

    NNNNN still we say “WE ARE MUSLIMS”Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Mar 21, 2011 - 3:54PM

    @Hanif awan:

    This is the best proof of our being Muslims —— our history is nothing but such incidents of us killing eachother, right from the beginning —– remember what we did to three of the four first Caliphs —- Omer Farooq butchered; Usman Ghani butchered, Hadrat-e- Ali butchered —- only the first caliph died a natural death, his old age saved him this treatment which perhaps we regret. Recommend

  • ThePalmist
    Mar 21, 2011 - 3:57PM

    @Hanif awan:

    Sunni, Shiite, Ahmedia, Bahai or which kind of Moslem?Recommend

  • Adnan S. Khan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 4:03PM

    There shouldn’t be a big issue over this… If Pakistanis can beat other Pakistanis to death (i.e. The Sialkot incident), what’s wrong if other people killed some Pakistani mercenaries?Recommend

  • Mar 21, 2011 - 4:08PM

    @Rashid: The Shia population of Bahrain are the indigenous population of the region and have not historically had links with Iran. The issue is not about sectarianism but the systematic and historical sidelining of the majority of the population from Bahraini society.

    For everyone else who is supporting the Bahraini government, I find it quite interesting that in a country with rabid anti-Americanism people in Pakistan will support the actions of a regime which is extremely pro-American and hosts the US fifth fleet.

    Why doesnt anyone question why Pakistan has been exporting away our human resources for years? And why the state is silent today? How can you tolerate your military welfare organizations recruiting and sending over Pakistanis to Bahrain when it is clear to all that the majority of the Bahraini population do not want them there. We are knowingly putting our fellow citizens in harms way, yet we are silent! Recommend

  • ikhan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 4:14PM

    The Saudi King made the right decision by sending troops into Bahrain Recommend

  • Siddiqui
    Mar 21, 2011 - 4:15PM

    List item

    Lets clarify a few facts here:
    – Pakistanis and Indians have been migrating to Bahrain for many decades… long before they started going to other arab countries.
    – Bahrain is also the only Arab country that is offering nationality to Pakistanis who’ve been settled there for a long time.
    – Like other skilled workers, ex-military/policemen have all the right to take up employment in Bahraini police. This is their individual decision and has nothing to do with Pakistan govt policy.
    – Expats from Pakistan, India etc have played a huge hand in building up gulf countries like Bahrain. Targetting them just because they are working in police and happen to be Pakistani is grossly unfair and racist.
    – Those with nationality are equal citizens of the state of Bahrain… those without nationality yet settled there for decades also need to be respected for the contribution they’ve made to Bahrain’s development. Instead of running away, Pakistani origin Bahrainis should demand their rights and protection peacefully.Recommend

  • Arzoo
    Mar 21, 2011 - 4:45PM

    you guys believe it or not, but this is the truth, how can a brother tell fake story? we live in bahrain and we knw more then you people, by the wway think before you talk, we even attend kashif’x janaaza, we heard story of kashif frm his father and brother,.Recommend

  • Sadae-Mazlomen Pakistan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 4:51PM

    We suggest not to join Bahrain Forces because they are being used by Bahrain Govt. that is bitterly killing protestors in Bahrain. Arab countries are also doing same practice in bahrain. In real; We are being purchased and used by arab.Recommend

  • Arzoo
    Mar 21, 2011 - 4:55PM

    whoever wnt to bleieve, believe it who dnt, stp gvin sch comments, you guy are hurting kashif’s family, by writing such commentsRecommend

  • Ahmed
    Mar 21, 2011 - 5:17PM

    @Amer:
    Dirty Work? Protecting people is considered dirty work?Recommend

  • rofl
    Mar 21, 2011 - 5:23PM

    @saad
    You are really sad.Recommend

  • D14
    Mar 21, 2011 - 5:23PM

    for protesters who are asking why the Bahraini government does not hire us in the police or army force..let me tell you this: are you trust worthy? can you deny that you are backed up by Iran? look what have you done in the 90s look what have you done throughout the decades burning tires killing citizens terrorizing residents these acts portray to us how dangerous most of you are how can the Bahraini government trust you honestly?!! there are some of you who were hired in the police force but what did they do? they were engaged in Evil actions such as leaking confidential information and others. come one seriously you can not blame and hate on those poor pakistanis who are defending Bahrain blame yourselves for your acts!! Recommend

  • Shahid Khan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 5:24PM

    When you join a ‘force’, private or govt…you know the risks. No distinctions about nationality, he was a member of Bahrin’s police. Our concern is attacks on families of Pakistani’s. That we should be condemning. No one got a righ to hurt families of Pakistanis, if so, we got a right tintervene in to conflict. Not for death of a policeman who is serving in ‘Kings force’…it is not a free lunch. King would have employed his own people, its not out of love that he got ‘foot soldiers’ to be slaughtered and protect him if alive! Recommend

  • Silent Spectator
    Mar 21, 2011 - 5:43PM

    Our Arab “brothers” are one of the most racist people on Earth. They have a huge superiority complex and think they are really “holier than thou.” This is one of the reasons why the Prophet (PBUH) in his last sermon asked the Arabs to discontinue discriminating against the Ajmis. The Arabs paid no heed to the last sermon and to date discriminate against non-Arabs, Muslims or non-Muslims alike. I know the jazbati people will be offended by these comments but is factual! For all those that disagree, either you have not been around Arabs or have not been called “Ya Rafiq”.Recommend

  • Sadae-Mazlomen Pakistan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 5:51PM

    One thing to understand all is
    Why Bahrain recruit People of Pakistan for Police and Force for his country and do not prefer recruitment from his own country. We had deeply studied the matter. Govt of Bahrain knows well why he doing recruitment from Pakistan by Fauji Foundation.Are we unaware of the matter?. obviously these recruited persons will be used against his own nation and as a result we will find such things. We should accept reality as this is being backed by America. Our Innocent youngsters like Kashif & others thousands of such are being used as they may be unaware and were there with many dreams in their eyes for better future. Their Families will also be looking for higher posts and future…….Kashif was looking for best future and earning but he did not knew that he will be used for such fights among Govt and his public….Protesting for their rights in Bahrain. What is our responsibility now?? what should we do now? Can we save others from this fire…..Recommend

  • bahraini citizen
    Mar 21, 2011 - 5:52PM

    @Rashid Khan:
    They hate Pakistanis because they are SunniRecommend

  • abc
    Mar 21, 2011 - 5:59PM

    Is our govt taking any steps to bring justice to the affected families?Recommend

  • Aleem
    Mar 21, 2011 - 6:12PM

    This is a very sad incident indeed.
    However lets not forget, the reason why Pakistanis are hated in Bahrain are because the police force in Bahrain is made up of huge number of Pakistanis, who serve as a tool of oppression against the shia majority.
    Can you honestly blame them for hating the Pakistanis ?Recommend

  • Cautious
    Mar 21, 2011 - 6:47PM

    Maybe if you didn’t waste your resources on atomic bombs and large armies which sit around and stare across the India border your economy would provide sufficient jobs so you don’t have to be servants to Arabs?Recommend

  • bahraini citizen
    Mar 21, 2011 - 6:48PM

    Shia are so racist against Sunnis. my aunt was attacked by shia. Another women was attacked and now she is in ICU, they are ruthless terrorists, they want Iran to invade the ARABIAN GULF but thats their impossible dream we will stand and fight for our country we dont want extremist terrorists in Bahrain. To Kashif may your soul rest in Heaven you died defending your country the country that gave you citizenship and home while shia want to destroy that country Recommend

  • Musthaq Ahmed
    Mar 21, 2011 - 6:57PM

    @Alia Amir:
    Mr Ali is right. From my own experience and the experience of many Pakistanis I met in the middle east , I learnt that local and expatriate Arabs do not love South Asians. They hate and love white men and despise us. Indians Pakistanis Bangldeshis and Srilankans treat each other as equals and as human beings. It is us unfortunately us versus them in middle east.
    Ummah indeed !Recommend

  • Rigel
    Mar 21, 2011 - 6:57PM

    Where is the ghariat brigade?Recommend

  • saad
    Mar 21, 2011 - 6:58PM

    if this is true then it’s really sadRecommend

  • Bangash
    Mar 21, 2011 - 7:00PM

    These Pakistanis are residents of Bahrain and employees of its government. They are victims of Bahraini supression of its minorities. Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Mar 21, 2011 - 7:01PM

    i am in Bahrain. and simple answer to those who are not in Bahrain that is Iranian backed Shia Killing Sunnis Especially Pakistanis. And we will defend Sunni Government at all cost. These Iranian and Hezbollah terrorists will never take over the Islamic Country. Recommend

  • A.Shaikh
    Mar 21, 2011 - 7:38PM

    This is not just an article of dire truth..but a horrific fact of our pakistani brethren who will do anything to make a decent living outside….outside thier homeland…

    I wish we could go back to our homeland without thinking abt amenities and skills on survival for the fittest.
    I pray for our families and the young ones who are living on the edge of this truth, that life is much rosier here…we living here for so many years actually some being born and brought up on this very land Bahrain…we are all at a verge of disbeleif and some of us actaully have no point of return…. … ….Though I’m praying for the betterment of our homeland..Pakistan and our present home..Bahrain..Allah pls restore peace in us…..our beliefs and our sentiments…..and give sabr to the family of the shaheeds..shaheeds of a different world….. Recommend

  • M Ali
    Mar 21, 2011 - 7:42PM

    This is not about followers of Islam following each other. The protestors are Shia and they do not like Sunni’s whether Arab or Expat. The Bahraini Govt. and its security forces have rightly taken a tough line on these protestors. The protests are nothing but Sectarian hatred by the Shia.Recommend

  • Sadae-Mazlomen Pakistan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 7:58PM

    Plz Note:
    This is not matter of religion because Suni Shia are united and are demanding for their basic rights. We have very close view of bahrain and People of Bahrain. Question behind all this is:
    Why recruitment is done from India or Pakistan for Bahrain…… Why our youngsters are being used for such acts…… Our youngsters joined and also joining Bahrain forces or Police keeping many dreams for bright future and hopes of their families….. These innocent People of Pakistan dont aware about the strategy and main idea behind such recruitments and we face such news of deaths later on…. Kashif was really innocent having dreams of bright future but alas he was unaware that wher he being used? How many hundreds of our youngsters are being captured by such ways…… What should we do now?? We should care about. Why Bahraini Govt does not recruit much from his own country?? Why foreigners are hired in forces and police and used for his own nation?? here are many questions to be answered. This is foreign agenda to use people against each others..
    Human rights are being abolished by Bahrain Kingdom from along. Our generation in bahrain have right to decide about their future and we should think about ourselves what to decide for our own sale being done by such recruitments… Pakistani People are alive and they have right to live long with their own dignity and honor without being used in negatives ways like bahrain and america. Recommend

  • Mulla Toofhan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 8:11PM

    Sad as it is but these profession comes with such high risks, Bahrain is a war zone right now and these guys were at the wrong place at the wrong time. Protesters who are also been brutally killed by the occupying Saudi forces are in no mood to play brotherly love. I think the act was more against the uniform then nationality. Arabs have been using pakistani mercenaries for a long time and in times like this bad things happen.Recommend

  • A real Witness
    Mar 21, 2011 - 8:32PM

    This above article is false and not correct it is full of made up information and halves truths, it is put together by someone who was not there and did not witness the actual events, he is one of two policeman killed indeed that there is no doubt, but he was not lynched this is incorrect, there was no ambulance full of protesters, he was not armed but was with a group that included a BTV cameraman and several had Tear gas launchers, it is correct that cars where involved he was run over by one protesters and then run over by two SUV’s several kicked him after he was dead.

    When you report something ensure it is the truth and not cobbled together from half truths and lies. The real evidence is available to the authorities, do not spread half rumors.Recommend

  • SA
    Mar 21, 2011 - 8:47PM

    This is the saddest thing I came across today!Recommend

  • Sriz
    Mar 21, 2011 - 8:54PM

    May Kashif and Farooq RIP

    I’m laying the full blame of their deaths on the “king”. He’s using Pakistanis as tools to put down peaceful demonstrations and subjugate the majority population, and Pakistanis are paying for it.

    And don’t think the hatred for Pakistanis is limited to the Shia population of Bahrain, the Sunni Arabs hate Pakistanis equally as much, they’re just more tolerant of Pakistanis because we’re doing their dirty deeds for them. In Saudi Arabia they look upon us like we’re all uneducated janitors.Recommend

  • Alia
    Mar 21, 2011 - 9:11PM

    @ Adnan
    1. A Pakistani killing a Pakistani is wrong.
    2. A European and American killing a Pakistani is wrong.
    3. An Arab killing a Pakistani is wrong.

    Two wrongs don’t make one right. Why this is a sad deth is the way people enjoyed its killing, and the comments posted on the videos of his death.
    And the question why even a so-called mercenary’s death is sad because Pakistan can not afford to provide jobs, and Pakistanis are bound to seek jobs where they can provide decent life to their families. In Europe, US or Middle East we the Pakistanis are bound to move and seek jobs there but it does not mean that everyone can treat Pakistanis like ……..they are insects.

    Some animals are equal but some animals are more equal than the others?Recommend

  • haider Ali
    Mar 21, 2011 - 9:11PM

    tariq bro here a lot of pakistanis in bahrain.
    & i think all the forces are filled with paksitanis here
    & three brave pakistani soldier gave their lifes to their beloved country
    & for your all information that shias commjutniy is 55% & sunnis are 45%
    thier is not much diffrence
    the shias of bahrain is worst peoples then all the world
    they beaten workers of pakistna,india & bangladesh
    they are so coward not went to police but to beaten innocent peoplesRecommend

  • Andrea
    Mar 21, 2011 - 9:58PM

    @Adnan S. Khan: There is a big difference between an isolated example of criminality and the wanton criminality and cowardice of a state which allows her unarmed police to be put in such harm. In Sialkot, you had one episode of horrific criminality in which one group of people had a personal grudge against two brothers and took the law into their own hands. It does not reflect a recurrent pattern of behaviour and the authorities have taken the perpetrators into custody and are preparing to charge them, albeit slowly. Also when a mob went out to lynch Reginald Denny in the United States, people reacted with horror and the culprits were brought to justice. There are isolated examples of crime all over the world but the difference in the Gulf countries is that Arabs have no concept of basic justice, institutions or democracy. This will not change any time soon since their culture has yet to develop.Recommend

  • Jam
    Mar 21, 2011 - 10:06PM

    @Bahraini:

    No one either here or in any other part of the world agrees with what your government is doing against its own people, however it is your government that you should blame. These are expat workers who are in the service of” your government”. Recommend

  • AA
    Mar 21, 2011 - 10:58PM

    All praise to Fauji Foundation…Recommend

  • Blithe
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:06PM

    @Bahraini:
    Was this guy really a Pakistani?
    He was born and brought up in Bahrain.
    Why don’t you own up to him?Recommend

  • Mulla Toofhan
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:07PM

    @ Haider Ali,
    Don’t for get to add Wahabis, Sunnis, Taliban and all the Islamist terrorist. They all are in the same boat if what you say is True. You sound like a product of Madrasa.Recommend

  • Umar
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:07PM

    It is a blatant lie that Pakistanis are serving only in the Bahrain Police force. Several Pakistanis are serving in the security forces of UAE, Qatar and Oman.

    To put things in to perspective one must note than hundreds of security officials have been seriously injured and several have been killed by Shia protesters, while only 10 protesters have died in Bahrain. Pakistanis enjoy a good position and reputation in Bahrain as they are hard working and honest. The Shia arabs on the other hand are lazy and want to be paid by the government without doing any work. They are provided free medical facilities in state of the art hospitals. Schools are excellent and those who are capable are even given scholarships to study in American and British universities. More than 80% of employees in government employees including employees in the state owned oil company are Shia, while the Shia population is less than 65%.

    The Sunni rulers in Bahrain are liberal, educated and have built an infrastructure (road, schools, universities, hospitals. ports etc) comparable to any western country. Pakistanis and the government of Pakistan should support the government of Bahrain and the government should immediately offer military support to Bahrain. This will go a long way in strengthening Pakistan’s relationship with Bahrain and the GCC and also ensure the safety of Pakistani citizens.Recommend

  • Mar 21, 2011 - 11:16PM

    Sorry to say but it seems like that majority of commentators here don’t know that Bahrain has had Pakistani policemen for decades! Pakistanis especially Balochis have been serving in the Bahraini police for ever!Recommend

  • Ayesha
    Mar 21, 2011 - 11:19PM

    This is not just an article of dire truth..but a horrific fact of our pakistani brethren who will do anything to make a decent living outside….outside thier homeland…

    I wish we could go back to our homeland without thinking abt amenities and skills on survival for the fittest.
    I pray for our families and the young ones who are living on the edge of this truth, that life is much rosier here…we living here for so many years actually some being born and brought up on this very land Bahrain…we are all at a verge of disbeleif and some of us actaully have no point of return…. … ….Though I’m praying for the betterment of our homeland..Pakistan and our present home..Bahrain..Allah pls restore peace in us…..our beliefs and our sentiments…..and give sabr to the family of the shaheeds..shaheeds of a different world….. Recommend

  • A R Khan
    Mar 22, 2011 - 12:27AM

    What does this have to do with being Muslims or following Islam? Absolutely Nothing… The protesters in Bahrain did not kill Kashif for being a Muslim. I might not know much about the protests in Bahrain, but I can safely claim that they’re triggered by socio-economic and maybe some political reasons; they’re not triggered in the name of religion. So stop bringing in religion into every discussion, it’s pointless and utterly stupid. And also PLEASE try to learn the difference between Muslims and Islam. Recommend

  • M. Shahzad
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:16AM

    @Adnan S. Khan.
    If you or any of your family member become victim for this then i am sure you will not
    be saying this. If this is the reply of what the security force has done then why they (Peaceful protesters) are doing the same with non security force like labors and others.Recommend

  • Waqas
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:37AM

    Casualty list of Pakistani Laborers attacked by terrorists in Bahrain:
    Around 45 Injured, 19 Serious. 2 Have lost legs.
    Pakistani Death Toll from terrorism:
    4 laborers. 3 were sent back for burial, 1 buried here. 2 are Brain Dead in Hospital.
    Source: Pakistan Club BahrainRecommend

  • Fawad
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:51AM

    Its quite saddening to know how Muslims treat eachothers. When I was in Bahrain 11 years ago I could feel how shias were discrimenated. Sheikh kids and other Arabs treated South Asians as slaves. I had to bare a couple of attacks by local kids while we lived in Riffa.

    The worst was to see how the people licked Western passport holders. I told myself that there’s no point to be here unless I have one of those passports.
    Now its been 11 years of great and peaceful life in Australia. Despite getting a few offers of going back and live their as Aussie, I’ve opted to live here in harmony.
    I wish more people could see how humans should live amongst eachother despite of whatever religion they belong to.

    There are good and bad people every where but I’ve found peace here and living as a better Muslim here. Recommend

  • Umar
    Mar 22, 2011 - 2:09AM

    @Rashid Khan:
    Bahrain is about 70% Shia and rest are Sunnis. The king is Sunni. Generally the royal family does not trust the shia residents enough to hire them in the security forces and police. They see them a threat to their rule. So they started hiring people from Pakistan and other arab countries such as Yemen and Jordan as well. Shia in Bahrain generally do not have a problem with Pakistanis. But in this case of uprsing and demand for democracy the ruling family is using security forces to shoot at protesters. Since there are a lot of Pakistanis in the forces, they are doing the dirty work for them and hence now bearing hatred of the protestors. Regardless if they fit the definition of a mercenary or not they unfortunatelly are on the wrong side of the history by shooting people asking for their rights. Majority of the native forces of Egypt and Tunisia refused to shoot the protesters and eventually played a hand in removing their dictators. Regardless of origin of the security personel in Bahraini forces, they should not obey such orders. End of the day we are all muslims and are answerable to Allah for our actions. Helping a dictator stay in power is not a noble cause.Recommend

  • Mar 22, 2011 - 2:25AM

    *t is not at all v\wise for Pakistan to send their young to get killed knowing that th public is hostile tawards them. I pray for the life of soldiers. Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Mar 22, 2011 - 2:54AM

    Where is ‘that’ Brigade now? Such blatant show of selective killing of Pakistanis is only possible in a Muslim country —— You can be rest assured that this can never happen in the West and you all know why ——– because they stand for and respect human rights ——– not like us who don’t give a damn to anyone and his rights. Welcome to real world! Recommend

  • Tariq Ahmad
    Mar 22, 2011 - 3:44AM

    @TightDhoti:

    Pakistanis are always for sale. They even fought for the While regime in Rhodesia. These people are mercenaries, no different than during the time of the British when they used the locals to kill the natives and keep their rule, What a shameRecommend

  • pakistan zindabad
    Mar 22, 2011 - 4:25AM

    they died during a revolution against what? cheap boooze and newer brothels?Recommend

  • Waqar
    Mar 22, 2011 - 5:23AM

    These coward Arab Rulers are getting their own people killed to save their regimes. They are fighting against their own people using other nationalities as Pawns. Once the Saudi Ass is on fire they announce US $100 Billion for public with least pay fixed as 3000 Riyals and 1000 Riyals as unemployment allounce. You cheats why didn’t you do it once there were no protests. The Yemeni’s kill their own people and so are the Bahrainis. For GOD sake be humans.Recommend

  • SoSilly
    Mar 22, 2011 - 7:30AM

    Really, people here need to know the facts before they speak. First of all, these were not mercaneries, in fact, they were Bahraniis of Pakistani origin doing their job. Secondly, I pray to Allah to grant these two guys Jannah for they are “shuhda”.

    Those protestors who were shouting “go back home” must then go back to their homes as well: Iran. 50% of Bahrain’s population is imported. The Sunni family has been ruling for 200 years and it is because of their negligence that 70% of the population is now Shii’a. They reproduce like rabbits. And this is not the case of Muslims killing Muslims. This is the case of Shii’a killing a Muslim. You think this incident is horrible? Then you guys have no idea what Shii’as have done to Sunnis in Iraq, especially after the American invasion.

    What is needed in Bahrain is a brutal crackdown of such force that there is no uprising again. And all these demanding their “rights” can go back to Iran and enjoy their “rights” in the Shii’a state.Recommend

  • Yusaf Khan
    Mar 22, 2011 - 7:58AM

    It just takes a few seconds for a human being to turn into a wild animal. The Sialkot lynching pales in comparison to this gruesome murder. This reminds me of The Heart of Darkness, a great book by Joseph Conrad.Recommend

  • bahrainin freedom fighter
    Mar 22, 2011 - 8:10AM

    @Rashid Khan:
    Mr. Khan, we bahrainis dont hate pakistanis, how could u say such a thing brother! weather shia or sunni we are all muslims. The problem, as many before me had said, is that this corrupt government is using these poor pakistani policemen to do their dirty work. what is a person peacefully protesting for his basic rights suppose to do when he is confronted with violence? it is really sad what happened to these two young men. it is heart breaking. but let me tell you that so far we have 15 killed, 1000 injured and 95 missing young bahrainis, on the hands of the alkhalifa and al saud forces, and the numbers are increasing by the day. violence from either side is wrong, but pakistanis, i think should not put themselves in such a position as enemy of the people. Recommend

  • Madman Qadafi
    Mar 22, 2011 - 8:13AM

    @Rigel

    “Where is the ghariat brigade?”

    To busy groveling in front of their Arab Masters.Recommend

  • fatima
    Mar 22, 2011 - 8:19AM

    THIS GUY CONFESED ON BAHRAIN LAND! HE SHOULD GET OUT AS SOON AS HE CAN!! hes only 18 whooo the hell put him up to thiiis!!! idiots! ppoooor people :(Recommend

  • bahrainin freedom fighter
    Mar 22, 2011 - 8:24AM

    @bahraini citizen:
    brother, stop this gov. propaganda, please. think before you say such a thing about your own people. you know very well that we are peaceful people. we bahrainis, shia and sunni, have lived together for ages without any problems. be honest and tell me if u dont have somebody in ur circle of freinds who is shia? all my freinds are sunni. there is no difference between us, only the gov wants to divide us.Recommend

  • Liberation
    Mar 22, 2011 - 9:07AM

    It’s time the Pakistanis to wake up to the Arab hoax that has been perpetrated against them for the past 1,200 or so years. Pakistanis – your ancestors were Buddhists and Hindus! Arabs overran your lands, slaughtered your men and raped your women – that’s why you follow Islam! Overthrow your Arab religious bonds and be free of this violent cult of women-hatred that causes you also to behave like savages, oppressing women and killing “blasphemers.”

    You can do it – I have faith in you! Find your roots, and throw off the Arab bondage now!Recommend

  • Salman Ali
    Mar 22, 2011 - 10:41AM

    When you’re willing to do anything and everything for money, then you must also be willing to take the occupational hazards that come along with it.Recommend

  • Mar 22, 2011 - 10:44AM

    It’s so funny to see Pan-Islamist Pakistanis displaying shock over this incident. To them it’s news that Arabs are racist towards Pakistanis. This is a common occurrence especially in Gulf Arab states. The Pan-Islamist Pakistanis worship Arabs day and night in the name of Islam Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Mar 22, 2011 - 12:07PM

    @saad:
    You are a living example of schizophrenic society that doctor Haider talks of. Visit a psychatrist.Recommend

  • sehar tamana
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:26PM

    i know kashif family .. his brother name isnt ali .his mom is here and they arent from Gujranwala and kashif was nt mudered the way they told. farooq body is sent to pakistan. while kashif is buried here.

    the only thing true is that yes he was mudered by them just for the sake that he was a pakistani.Recommend

  • Rashid Khan
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:35PM

    @Bahraini:
    why civilians (Pakistani or Indians) being attacked. If police dealt or obey with what he have instructions from their high commands; why u didn’t attack Al-Khalifa directly instead cowardly attacks on civilians who have major role to built a better Bahrain.Recommend

  • Rashid Khan
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:36PM

    @M Ali Khan:
    Thanks to update me.Recommend

  • Rashid Khan
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:38PM

    @abdulaziz khattak:
    if u know, kindly send english, i cant understand Arabic.Recommend

  • Rashid Khan
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:45PM

    @bahraini citizen:
    it means you are not fight for freedom but for sectarian riots.Recommend

  • barua a
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:48PM

    It is not a mater of Muslim vs Muslim. It is a war between Autocrate vs Democrate.Recommend

  • Mar 22, 2011 - 1:49PM

    i know kashif family .. his brother name isnt ali .his mom is here and they arent from gujranwala . and kashif was nt mudered the way they told. farooq body is sent to pakistan. while kashif is buried here.the only thing right is that he was on duty killed by shiaz by driving over him coz he was a sunni and a pakistani who was loyal to the countryRecommend

  • sudhir
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:52PM

    @Eeman:

    Mawalis(hindu converted muslims) r being used as cannon foddar by arabsRecommend

  • sudhir
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:55PM

    @Alia Amir:
    U converts are just mawalis for ArabsRecommend

  • Mar 22, 2011 - 1:56PM

    Shias would support this killing, Sunnis would oppose it.
    Now check “Rizvis vs Siddiquis”Recommend

  • sudhir
    Mar 22, 2011 - 1:59PM

    @Nawaz:
    Arabs treat u as mawalis, shun their religion for your self respectRecommend

  • Mar 22, 2011 - 2:10PM

    We have worked very hard at ensuring that people realize the violent acts of the anti-govet protestors – it is very disturbing that any human being allowed this level of cruelty. One of the people we blame is Minister of Health, Nizar Baharna who turned a blind eye to the problems going on and is unworthy of the trust that HM placed on him. This Minsiter should be fired and preosecuted and not allowed to resign.

    Today, we see a different Bahrain, people are cautious and suspicious – this will take time to get over. We urge the expatriate community to remain strong – we understand the grief and the fear, but please be assured that our Government supports all the communities in the Kingdom. We expect more transparency through media and we hope that you will bring to the attention of the people and the authorities if there any attack on any member of the community. If people do not know, they can do nothing about it.

    Anotehr problem in the horizon – please refer below;

    Iranian Company in London calling people for Jehad

    19th March 2011; An Iranian Company based in London has created a website http://www.rahil.ir calling men and women from Iran to come to Bahrain for Jehad.
    So, far the website has 1964 volunteers who are ready to lose their lives in the name of revolution.

    The anti-government protestors have continued there revolutionary style activities around the island namely attacking, murdering innocent unarmed police and civilians, creating road blocks to trap motorists and violence apposing any form of security forces in the country. Due to the escalation of violence and more realities uncovered of terrorist activities and military style bunkers and ambushes created by the protestors, the country now has a military presence to bring back safety and security into the country.

    The website has images of staff at Salmaniya Medical Complex and graphic images of seriously injured and dead protestors. In this day and age it is an easy process to send images across the globe, but to send such graphic photographs and encourage people to perform Jehad is another indication of the protestors’ agenda and involvement with full support by outside forces.

    We at http://www.peacebahrain.com wish to promote only the truth and facts about what is happening in our small country. The protestors have shed this façade of being peaceful and have shown their true agenda and the depth of their readiness for violence and death.

    What is interesting that this website is created by a company based in the UK – how can the UK allow something like this? For a country that promotes peace and human rights – why is it allowing this and why is no-one doing anything? We urge the government to look into this site or any others like this and stop them operating from the UK.

    Ends

    Peace Bahrain
    http://www.peacebahrian.com Recommend

  • Rashid Khan
    Mar 22, 2011 - 2:46PM

    @bahrainin freedom fighter:
    What I heard the news of Bahrain & the Bahrainis are trespassing residences of Pakistanis with Knife, steel rods, axes whatever they carry as weapon attack them, what I saw on the net which only a thought me that why they hatred Pakistanis in extreme. I am in grief for my brothers who lost their lives in turmoil. Being a Pakistani Muslim me and others likes Arab as Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (SAW) and His 4 Caliph are Arab & like Arabic language as is the language of Quran Majeed. Why don’t they dealing directly with their corrupt government instead to attacking civilians.Recommend

  • Rashid Khan
    Mar 22, 2011 - 2:48PM

    @Umar:
    Thank you Umar to update me.Recommend

  • Mar 22, 2011 - 3:01PM

    @Wake up:
    I repeatedly hear or read Muslims stating that Islam is …the religion of love, peace and freedom…yet the actions that I see are far from that.
    This is the tragedy of our times. Radicals in ALL religions are gaining control and influence AGAINST other religions or – as in this case – other ethnic groups, even within the same religion.
    These radicals are turning love, peace and freedom… into hate, war/hostility and repression, And all the while, the silent majority stands by doing not enough….Recommend

  • sudhir
    Mar 22, 2011 - 3:26PM

    @Rashid Khan:

    begging your masters to show some respect to URecommend

  • Kaz
    Mar 22, 2011 - 3:35PM

    @hamza bin ali al ali: said “imagine England with a Pakistani police force i think the whole force would get murdered.

    “Rubbish! I live in England and I can tell you no such thing would happen. Arabs have a history of racism and particularly in Saudi Arabia. I have personally been to Saudi and suffered racial abuse from my so called Muslim “brothers”. I think the Arab world needs to accept that there is racism in your society, just ask any Pakistani who either lives or travels to your part of the world.Recommend

  • Kaz
    Mar 22, 2011 - 3:40PM

    @Jawad: “Intolerance of other faiths is an integral part of Islam, this is the seed for all our troubles. The sooner we face it the better our people will be. Even Christianity has very violent instructions but they have more or less decided to ignore the violent stuff, we should too.”

    Sorry I disagree. It has nothing to do with Islam. The intolerance is not an integral part of Islam or the religion but rather it is an integral part of the cultures associated with Islam because most of them are very backward societies. The sooner we accept that our own societies and cultures need to change the better. I’m really getting frustrated with the misinformation people are putting out about Islam.

    Also your generalisations about Christianity are incorrect. Go to any African country and look at how backward the religion is there. is this Christianity’s fault? No it’s the local people in that country because the same Christian religion has a peaceful existence in many Western Countries.Recommend

  • Mate
    Mar 22, 2011 - 4:25PM

    @Adnan S. Khan:
    what a uselss comment man. What in world are you comparing? Theres child molesting, serial killing etc in U.S yet we dont raise fingers on them. Arabs are the biggest racist and they treat non white non arabs like dogs and treat whites as their masters! this is the ugly truth. Anyone who has lived in an Arab country for long enough will attest to that….they are the most uncivilized most arrogant and most backward nation by all means.
    Recommend

  • Random
    Mar 22, 2011 - 4:48PM

    Viva the Revolution. This hired help was out to do the Bahraini govt’s dirty work, suppressing the Shia for so that they can remain in power. He was a soldier for an unjust cause. Recommend

  • Bilal Khan
    Mar 22, 2011 - 4:54PM

    Guys… Where is your beloved .. Qazi Hussein Ahmed & co if the same had happened in an European country or in the US they would be out burning their flats and rallying across Pakistan … Why the heck is he not out now ?

    Can’t the media ask this question from these idiotic leaders ? Oh but wait its against their politics of Muslim Ummah and evil west game … Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Mar 22, 2011 - 5:09PM

    Get the mullahs and all the hypocrites like that gang of sickos aka Imrans and Guls and Mazaris and mullah Munawars and Jhangvis and Taibas to give a Fatwah to the effect that it’s alright to kill us the Pakistanis as this is Allah’s wish.Recommend

  • MOLVI_whisky
    Mar 22, 2011 - 6:43PM

    Arabs are doing business with India. Kashmir’s problem should hv been solved had Arabs used oil as their weapon, but they didn’t, they’d rather the Hindu Hollywood then the oppressed Muslims. There is a whole division of Pk army permanently stationed in Saudia to protect a government which calls India their second home. Before things get out of hand, better pack and leave. Pakistan provides slave labour and gets paid for it. You’re not even allowed to open shop on your own. No citizenship for you even if you’re born and bred there. The behind the scene Saudi intervention in Pk politics on behalf of their Zionist master’s behalf is yet other reason why we’d be at arm’s length from so the called guardians of 2 holiest shrines, when truth is they single handedly destroyed ” 85 pct of Islamic heritage of past 85 years” Recommend

  • Ahsan
    Mar 22, 2011 - 8:48PM

    I saw some of my friends from Pakistan supporting the uprising on facebook, I can’t understand why we have emotions for the rest of the Arab/Muslim world, when all we get from them is hate, inferior treatment and a pathetic attitude towards our own problems. Why can’t we put our own country Pakistan ahead of everything else and only support the causes that are important to us ? Remember Yasir Arafat, for whose PLO and Intefada, our political and religious parties would stage demonstrations, destroying government and personal properties, would go to India and never say a word about India’s treatment of Kashmiris ?? Recommend

  • Kaz
    Mar 22, 2011 - 10:24PM

    @Bahraini: “You come in our country, become a killing machine and disappear thousands of brothers and fathers. You attack, kill us as we are rat in our country. Shame shame. Wake up invaders”

    I think you need to look to your own political masters rather than blaming some poor pakistani who came there to earn a living. It’s your own people who kill and disappear Bahrainis. I didn’t have much exposure to Baharani’s before the recent incidents but I’m beginning to see you are exactly the same as the backward racist Saudi Arabians!

    @adnan S Khan – I have to say that I find your comments extremely childish and immature. Killing anyone is haram and not allowed. Just because Pakistani’s kill each other doesn’t make it right for killing Pakistani police officers. Get a grip on reality please/ Recommend

  • Mar 23, 2011 - 12:18AM

    Why are Pakistani’s being sent abroad to police Bahrain? Bahrain is a despot monarchy, which has called upon the Gulf States to intervene: as we see N.A.T.O intervening in Libya. Now the Arab League (puppet league) will fight for the N.A.T.O forces in Libya, the Pakistanis enrolled in the police are acting on behalf of another despotic regime. Well this is no surprise. The Pakistani’s are on the payroll of the Bahraini government. Meanwhile Pakistani government sells its own country and people to foreign influence (I.M.F, World Bank, N.A.T.O forces, foreign mercenaries, and foreign intelligence). Why are Pakistanis not taking ample note of what is happening in their own land, which was initially set up to be a sanctuary for the Muslims of India?

    Pakistan sent troops to Sierra Leone in support of British meddling (the country has large deposits of diamonds). In the 1990’s Pakistan also sent its troops under U.N command to Somalia. In the Congo troops from Bangladesh are deployed, unable to stop the plunder and mayhem induced by warlords backed by rival external states. Since 2006 the Pakistani government has been destroying its own integrity at the behest of N.A.T.O, and now it seems increasingly likely that Pakistan will be partitioned like the rest of the Muslim world. Indeed this strategy is being pursued in Africa.

    Meanwhile the Saudi Army shows its credentials by supporting the repression against Bahrainis (with tacit approval from Robert Gates) and last year attacking the Houthis in Yemen. President Saleh also attacked the Houthis and now attacks his own people. It is increasingly clear the Muslim armies are there to deployed globally at the behest of N.A.T.O and also imprison their own populations. Recommend

  • abdulaziz khattak
    Mar 23, 2011 - 12:30AM

    @sehar tamana:
    sehar can you please send me an email on khattak99@gmail.com.
    i am a journalist based in Bahrain, and want to tell the people in Pakistan the truth.
    please reply as it is urgent.
    thanksRecommend

  • Khan
    Mar 23, 2011 - 1:04AM

    @Wake up: are Shia muslims??Recommend

  • General kayani
    Mar 23, 2011 - 5:29AM

    Oh, i thought only the drones or raymond’s are killing the pakistani’s. Let me see if pakistan can earn some blood moneyRecommend

  • Ik
    Mar 23, 2011 - 5:53AM

    @kaz. Why did pakis protest against davis! Now pakis are mercenaries killing locals on behalf of the king. Get out!!Recommend

  • Tariq
    Mar 23, 2011 - 6:55AM

    Hey they are looking for mercenaries in Libya, maybe these idiots will Join Gadaffia and then complain when the freedom fighters hang them for thier evil doings.Recommend

  • Tariq
    Mar 23, 2011 - 7:03AM

    @Hyder Ali: Why you have to put the United States in everything, no one forced these idiots, Look in the mirror and see who is to blame. If Pakitan has honest leaders, these poor suckers wont have to be mercenaries for morons So please stop blaiming United States.Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Mar 23, 2011 - 10:14AM

    Animals like people are every where in the world. Bahrian also exist on the world map.

    Look at the attitude of our Government. The government never summoned Bahraini Ambassador in Pakistan to lodge protect in the Foreign Office.

    This is what I have been writing in connection with Raymond Davis Case. Thousands of Pakistanis are languishing in various jails in foreign countries but Government of Pakistan nver made any move to freed them.

    And look at the US Government. Despite the fact that CIA Contractor killed two people directly and the other one was killed when he was fleeing from the scene and then Shmaila, wife of one of the deceased committed suicide. The total death casualties were four and Government of Pakistan free Raymond Davis due to one simple reason that he was an American National and US Government do care for its people.

    This is the difference between Government of Pakistan and US Government.

    Mr. Zardari has addressed the fourth session of the parliament so he has achieved the target. Recommend

  • behrain
    Mar 23, 2011 - 11:02AM

    You come in our country, become a killing machine and disappear thousands of brothers and fathers. You attack, kill us as we are rat in our country. Shame shame. Wake up invaders.
    why dont you go back to pakistan and join pakistan army instead joining here and killing innocent people .Recommend

  • Mango Man
    Mar 23, 2011 - 5:00PM

    Wondering how people are debating on placing the blame on the Bahrain Royals, Iranians, Saudis and all others and conveniently forgot the acts of their own people and their abuses on the locals all the while. Will someone further introspect this with a parallel affair recently in Pakistan – The Davis Affair? In both cases, we have foreigners involved interfering in local law enforcement and abuse, yet we see two different standards! Recommend

  • Ashraf R
    Mar 23, 2011 - 6:32PM

    @Wake up:
    I think you need to wake up and smell the coffee. Most of the killings are by Muslims against Muslims in Pakistan too. So the argument ‘how can a Muslim do it‘ is a lame one. They do it and they do it more than others. That is the truth. In fact it will be surprising if followers of other religions do it. It only happens in this religion.Recommend

  • Rashid Khan
    Mar 24, 2011 - 11:15AM

    @sudhir:
    No my dear! I m not begging, yes I m very poor in English to express my thoughts to share or to exchange my views. may be u got me wrongly on my blogs, beware! i m very patriotic to my country with all its facts whatever they are. Besides all of these can u let me know yr country & religion.Recommend

  • Arif Arifeen
    Apr 1, 2011 - 2:16AM

    In Libya, we should support Libyan people. In Egypt, Egyptian people. In Yemen, Yemenese and in Bahrain, Bahraini people. In Palestine and Kashmir, Palestinian and Kashmiri people. No one has right to decide for Bahraini people. Neither Pakistan, USA, Khalifa, Saudi Arabia or Iran. Khalifa has no right to invite armies from other countries. If his people dont want him, he must step down and hold fair elections.These people with pseudo names trying to incite sectarian hatred are mercenaries who dont have courage to come with their true names. People like Khalifa have lived in hatred and will die in hatred. They can only conspire but cannot give rights, nor understand justice.Recommend

  • bs
    Apr 2, 2011 - 10:41AM

    @Arif Arifeen: I hope you will also support Baluch in Baluchistan.Recommend

  • Hassan
    Apr 6, 2011 - 2:35AM

    The messenger of Allah Sallalahualaihiwassalm came at a time when this region was involved in triibal wars with no solution, and Allah through his religioin united them which was specifically made reference in Quran as to : even if the wealth of whole world was spent you couldnt have united them but Allah through his mercy united them.
    the dilemma is we all claim to follow our Nabi Muhammad Sallahu alahiwassalam and his Deen but absolutely have no power left to reverse this culture of arab ajam, sunni shia, or whatever DIVIDES usRecommend

  • Ayesha
    Apr 29, 2011 - 4:20PM

    Besides what all you ppl say(pakistanis) sitting in Pakistan ..I… a Pakistani here..am really proud to have been born in a country where justice has been served…regarded these mercenaries as MARTYR of thier own country……………………..This is called JUSTICE BEING SERVED..the four protestors who drove over them have been handed out the DEATH SENTENCE!………….would this ever have happened in Pakistan!!! Never!!! everyday someone dies..either the navy, army, jounalist, common man…how many have been served JUSTICE…..may b NONE! Im proud of my second home .Bahrain!……….. I do belong to Pakistan………………….bt LONG LIVE THE KING! Aish Aish Bu Salman!!!! …….Allah shaaheedo ko jannat firdous ata karey aur un ki families ko Sabr dey!!…..>Ameen……..Recommend

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