A Jihadi magazine making the rounds in Gujrat has caught the eye of an intelligence agency, which has expressed serious concern over the subversive material, declaring it anti- state in a secret report, The Express Tribune has learnt. The report adds that the nature of the material encourages a Jihadi mindset in society.
The magazine in question, the Nawa-e-Jehad contains a message from Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) leader Hakeemullah Mehsood, and elaborates on details of ongoing TTP Jihadi activities. The message also includes the TTP leader’s instigation to militants to continue their ‘armed struggle’ against the civil and military establishment of Pakistan till ‘ultimate success is achieved’.
The secret report, titled ‘Circulation of subversive material in Gujrat’ states that the magazine was published by one Idara Ishat-e-Islamia in Lahore. The report recommends that the publisher be prohibited from distributing the material, and that legal action be taken against it.
Official documents also revealed that directions to take action have been issued to the Lahore and Gujranwala commissioners.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2012.