An SMS from the Hizbut Tahrir

Published: July 25, 2011

ISLAMABAD: This is with reference to your report of July 25 titled “Intelligence warning: Hizbut-Tahrir planned ‘Arab Spring’ in Pakistan”. The Hizbut Tahrir is constantly generating a tirade of unwanted and unwarranted messages on mobile phones throughout the country.

As a customer of a certain telecom company, I have the right to not want such spam text messages and my privacy is being violated and it is a shame that nothing is done about this. I have sent several complaints to my phone company and it is either unable to or unwilling to take action against those who send such mass messages. Obviously, this cannot be happening without some employee(s) passing on to Hizb members details and telephone numbers of the phone company’s users. What else is one to do? Perhaps I should try my luck with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority? But the PTA also is not really known for taking any measures to safeguard the rights of consumers.

A Khan

Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th,  2011.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • saleem
    Jul 26, 2011 - 11:49AM

    Reply them with as many names * &! you can think off

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  • Tanoli
    Jul 26, 2011 - 7:38PM

    take the message of love and keep it.

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  • Sam
    Jul 27, 2011 - 6:22PM

    ive got a better one for you….grow up and stop whining!

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  • Umair Khan
    Jul 28, 2011 - 2:08PM

    Dear Ali,
    i was thinking on your letter that how your privacy is effected. its not effected when we receive joke, comics and love messages but if someone update on current affairs then our privacy disturb. I don’t know from where they get my number but i really appreciated those messages that there is someone who is accounting our rulers exposes american plan for this region and provide solution from Islam.

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  • Jul 29, 2011 - 12:27AM

    @saleem:
    I would have done that, but if they were the ones telling me, you, my sister and your sister to and everyone else, to Poora raat gap shap for free!

    That is when we shall send back messages that are mean because then our Gheerah is disturbed (if we have any).

    While someone gives you a heads up of coming desasters, then shall we start cursing them? if that is the case then start cursing all those journalists who are providing you the news!

    We talk but don’t think!

    Wassalam

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  • Bintulislam
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:52AM

    Ali,
    Im really amazed at your attitude. They are sent to make the public aware of the situation of the Muslim Ummah and expose the tyranny of the puppet rulers. Instead of showing this type of attitude, you should support the cause and forward these SMS to your colleagues and contacts because as i can see from your name,You are a Muslim and Islam demands you to say Labbaik to the call of truth.
    ‎”O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered”(TMQ Surah Anfal :24)

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  • Hadeed
    Jul 30, 2011 - 12:52AM

    I don’t get their messages but since I’ve read how they wish to cleanse the system and have put forth an impressive practical manifesto to rid the country of corruption, the aggrieved SMS recipients best bet of getting PTA or any other organisation here to work properly and addresshis issues is to pray that HT does succeed in coming into power, we have had enough of these pseudoemocracies and army dictatorships anyhow

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  • man from down under
    Aug 8, 2011 - 4:33PM

    Can someone please share the content of the sms?

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